Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SPOTLIGHT: West Coast Love by Tif Marcelo @TifMarcelo @IndieSagePR #Giveaway #Contemporary

West Coast Love

Journey to the Heart #3 by Tif Marcelo 
Publication Date: December 11, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance






Online food blogger Victoria Aquino has spent years doing social media for True North and Paraiso Retreats, and she’s ready to take her blog and writing to the next level. But after she was catfished and suffered a heartbreak, she’s clamoring for change. She auditions for and accepts a food host opportunity: covering the Labor Day holiday BBQ festivals along the California coast. For eight days, she’ll travel with a producer and a camera and sound person, in a vintage—and rickety—RV, and she’ll get her very first byline as a video journalist. The only catch? She can’t stand BBQ. And the cameraman also auditioned for the job.

 Joel Silva is a cameraman with his own past and big dreams of his own, and when he finds out that the job he auditioned for went to Victoria—a woman he’d gotten to know covering Paraiso Retreats, and someone he later slept with—he’s understandably furious and curious. Joel knows the BBQ circuit like the back of his hand, and he now has to help Victoria do her job amidst their growing attraction.

 When the producer picks up on their push/pull vibe and increases the ante to feature both in front of the camera with the best host taking the next cross-country feature, the two have to decide: is their blossoming romance something that should be left to fizzle along with BBQ season? Or is it the beginning of something even more delicious?







WEST COAST LOVE Excerpts for Indie Sage
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Victoria
Swept into the next song, I stick my arms out to the side and spin. But my bare feet trip on themselves and lose traction on the slippery floor. My arms flail to find balance, though I know what’s coming next: a good, hard fall on my butt.
Just as I clamp my eyes shut and brace for the crash, Joel’s arms slide around my waist from the front. I grab the fabric of his T-shirt—he had peeled off the button-down shirt he wore earlier—and he palms the small of my back, smashing me against him and bringing my cheek against his chest. While I can’t decipher what he’s saying, the vibrato of his voice thrums against my skin, and I can tell he’s laughing.
“Oh no, oh no!” I say amidst giggles. With Joel’s extra weight we’re top-heavy. Our legs tangle as we both slip and crash down to the ground.
Somehow, he maneuvers it so he breaks my fall, and I’m on top of him, legs splayed against his, chest on chest. My hair falls in clumps around his face.
“You okay?” he asks. As his chest rises when he inhales, my body is carried up along with it.
I prop myself up by planting my hands against Joel’s sides, and I explode in laughter. “Yes. Are you?” A line of bubbles trails across his nose, and under the occasional strobe of colored lights, I notice that there’s a scar where his beard ends on his cheek. His lips, hidden behind his facial hair, are thick and kissable.
I’ve never been this close to Joel before. His camera was a barrier, his shyness always a hindrance. But away from his work—like this—Joel is a completely different man. Or maybe it’s that while he’s gotten to know my family very well, I don’t know anything about him at all. 



About Tif Marcelo





 Tif believes in and writes about heart-eyes romance, the strength of families, and the endurance of friendship. A veteran Army Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Administration, she is a craft enthusiast, food-lover and the occasional half-marathon runner. As a military spouse, she has moved nine times, and this adventure shows in some of her free-spirited characters. Tif currently lives in the DC area with her own real life military hero and four children.





Monday, December 11, 2017

SPOTLIGHT: #FREE The Spinster and Mr. Glover @KarynGerrard until Dec 31st #Historical


Book#1 THE SPINSTER AND MR. GLOVER

By Karyn Gerrard
KG Publishing
Approx 15,000 words Short Story/Historical/Victorian


BLURB: His male beauty moved her. His vulnerability touched her. His past horrified her...

Anne Sommer, a spinster firmly on the shelf, does the unthinkable. She hires a man from the Blind Cupid brothel for a night of scandalous pleasure. Anne wants the sensual memories to keep her company in the lonely years ahead. However, she did not expect the young man to move her in ways she never imagined.


Desmond Glover gives sexual gratification—for a price. An orphan whose childhood was mired in scandal and poverty, Desmond has learned to close off his emotions with regard to his occupation. He did not count on a lonely spinster to awaken his hidden passion.

Not only do the years separate them, but so do their social standing. Can Anne and Desmond cross such a chasm and find mutual desire—or love?

This short story was previously published with a different title. Revised, re-edited, and more than 7500 words added. Heat Level: Very sensual 


FREE UNTIL Dec 31! Ger it now!

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Book #2 THE GOVERNESS AND THE BEAST



blurb: With a new name and an eagerness to begin a new life, Lila Jenner answers an ad for a governess and embarks on an adventure she did not expect. Hiding secrets and a past she longs to forget, she is disappointed to find out she has been employed to be a companion of a different sort: To a man who embodies both beauty and the beast.

In a gothic, crumbling manor on the edge of a North Sea cliff, Baron Simon Wolstenholme is cloistered away from society. Horribly scarred from battle wounds, the baron lives up to his infamous title “The Beast of Stonecliff” in appearance and attitude and comes to the realization he’s been alone too long.


Simon bargains with Lila for a singular night of passion. A storm rages outside, but it cannot compare to the clash of emotions between a lonely man and a distrustful woman. Secret desires are revealed, hearts are laid bare. Many obstacles lay before them until they can admit their true feelings, though pride could destroy the fairy tale before it begins.

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Book #3 THE COPPER AND THE MADAM


THE COPPER AND THE MADAM (Blind Cupid #3)

 Nov 7, 2017 
Historical/Victorian
approx 39,000 words
KG Publishing


BLURB: In 1897 London, Detective Sergeant Rory Kerrigan never expected to find love among the crime-ridden streets he’s vowed to protect. His wretched past has hardened his heart, keeping emotion from his life. This ensured no interference with his police work. Yet an unlikely woman finds a way around his defenses. 

Rea is owner of the brothel, The Blind Cupid, and harbors a desolate past of her own. As a result, she trusts no man. However it is hard to deny the ruggedly handsome Rory is everything honorable and appealing. He awakens feelings she’s never experienced before.


A grisly murder has Rory and Rea determined to bring the killer to justice. As danger lurks, secrets are revealed and passion ignites between them. Despite the obstacles, will the copper and the madam acknowledge their mutual yearning even at the peril of their lives?


Cover art done by Cora Graphics. She does beautiful work, check out her website.





BOOK #1 THE SPINSTER AND MR.GLOVER is FREE until Dec 31st! Start the series now!






Karyn Gerrard, born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, now makes her home in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. When she’s not cheering on the Red Sox or travelling in the summer with her teacher husband, she writes, reads romance, and drinks copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. 

 Even at a young age Karyn’s storytelling skills were apparent, thrilling her fellow Girl Guides with off-the-cuff horror stories around the campfire. A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must. 

 As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden. Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keeps her moving forward.




Sunday, December 10, 2017

SPOTLIGHT: That Christmas Feeling by @KarynGerrard #Holiday #Contemporary #99Cents



THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING
KG Publishing
22,500 words
Contemporary Romance/Holiday


The cover is by Marianne of www.Facebook.com/NowickiProductions  Website is HERE: http://www.premadeebookcovershop.com/

BLURB:

Though Connall Doyle achieved many of his professional goals, model, sometime actor, along with a modicum of financial security, his life of late has been empty. Christmas this year does not hold any appeal. But when offered the chance to go on a sports and poker trip to a secluded wilderness camp, Connall jumps at the opportunity to escape the city and tragic holiday memories.


A spur-of-the-moment holiday excursion brings the devastatingly handsome Connall to Kerrie Kelleher’s doorstep during Christmas week. It is not only his stunning good looks that draw her, but the sadness she sees in his eyes. Surrounded by all the holiday trappings and a searing hot attraction Connall cannot deny, he begins to wonder if that Christmas feeling will be enough to heal a painful past and allow love to enter his heart.

This e-book has been rewritten, revised, and re-edited. more than 13,000 words added.





LOW PRICE OF 99 CENTS!





Karyn Gerrard, born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, now makes her home in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. When she’s not cheering on the Red Sox or travelling in the summer with her teacher husband, she writes, reads romance, and drinks copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. 

 Even at a young age Karyn’s storytelling skills were apparent, thrilling her fellow Girl Guides with off-the-cuff horror stories around the campfire. A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must. 

 As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden. Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keeps her moving forward.



Friday, December 8, 2017

SPOTLIGHT: Can't Get Enough by Gena Showalter @genashowalter #Giveaway @InkSlingerPR

   

From New York Times Bestselling author Gena Showalter, comes the next standalone romance in the Original Heartbreakers Series—CAN’T GET ENOUGH!

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CAN’T GET ENOUGH Synopsis:

New York Times best selling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers tale, featuring a rough, tough bad boy brought to his knees by... a kindergarten teacher? The king of one-night stands... To inherit--and destroy--his father’s business at long last, Brock Hudson needs a temporary wife. The ruthless ex-military heartthrob has always avoided romantic entanglements. Women are sweet, but vengeance will be sweeter. Or so he thinks. Only one woman will do, but the vulnerable beauty is more than he bargained for—sexier, wittier, and utterly irresistible.

The queen of the deep freeze… After an abusive first marriage, Lyndie Scott has sworn off relationships. But still she longs for a child of her own. Turns out, the brawler who used to frighten her with only a glance is the answer to her problems. She agrees to his proposal, with a caveat: spend every night in bed with her, then walk away for good when it’s time to divorce. Even if she’s pregnant.

A marriage of breathtaking inconvenience... As the days pass too quickly and the nights heat up, Brock battles a sense of possession and obsession. Will the former commitment-phobe convince his wife they’re better off together, or will she pack her bags and go?




The next morning, Lyndie tried to convince herself that she’d agreed to marry Brock only because of the wine.
Cabernet said I’d have no regrets, but cabernet could be a no-good liar, so…
A dozen times she picked up her phone, intending to call or text him, only to stop.
On one hand, marriage. On the other, baby. If she had a third hand, sex.
More wine could balance things out. Breakfast wine—good idea. She walked to her wine closet—AKA her pantry. Only four bottles remained. Time to restock. For now she’d go with merlot, a more honest wine. Honesty mattered!
Despite the early-morning hours, a single glass helped mellow her mood. Merlot + marriage = possible win. Merlot + marriage + possible pregnancy = total landslide.
I can do this.
Even better, she would do this.
A little bit later, a text from Brock came in.
How’s my soon to be wifey-poo doing this morning?
Her heart started to race, and not just with nervousness. She replied, She’s almost calm. Are we really going to do this???
A few seconds, and his response came in. In my fantasies, we already have. But we’ll get to that later. How do you feel about a Sunday wedding… one week from today??? I warned you we’d do this quick.
Okay, from wanting more to wanting to vomit. A cold sweat beaded her forehead. She had next Monday off, so technically, timing worked. She typed, I feel like time is gonna pass quicker than a hot knife through butter. If we get hitched on a Sunday, it’ll have to be after church services. So why not go to the courthouse and get this whole thing over with?
One minute passed. Then another. She waited with bated breath until her phone buzzed.
Brock: I’ll talk to the pastor at Strawberry Community Church. I’m certain he’ll let us do the deed between services. And we’re doing it this way because we’re Hudsons, and Hudsons do things right. Sometimes. Fine—because I want to see you in a gown, walking down the aisle. Yes, that’s right. You’ve given me a gown fetish. I hope you’re happy.
Lyndie smiled.
Brock: You’re still a go? Because if I need to give you a sample of my bedroom prowess to convince you, I will man up and do my duty.
  
   

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Gena Showalter’s CAN’T GET ENOUGH – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
December 6th
Angelically Devilish Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt
Kayns Book – Review
Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt
NallaReads – Review & Excerpt
Rainy Thursdays – Excerpt
December 7th
I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt
Read. Eat. Love. – Review & Excerpt
Romancing the Laser Pistol – Review & Excerpt
Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt
December 8th
Book Lovers 4Ever – Excerpt
Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt
Novel Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Under The Covers Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
December 9th
Binding Addiction – Excerpt
E-Romance News – Excerpt
KDRBCK – Review
The Romance Rebels – Review & Excerpt
December 10th
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Francoise's Reading Corner – Review & Excerpt
Jen's Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt
Nicole's Book Musings – Review & Excerpt
Polished Bookworm – Review & Excerpt
Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt
The Vagaries of Us – Review & Excerpt
December 11th
Melissa's Bookworld – Review & Excerpt
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review & Excerpt
Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt
December 12th
All Things Dark & Dirty – Review & Excerpt
Bobo's Book Bank – Excerpt
Loves Great Reads Blog – Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Lovely Books – Review & Excerpt
December 13th
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Milky Way of Books – Review
Never without a book in hand – Review & Excerpt
The Book Addict's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Readdicts – Review & Excerpt
December 14th
Dirty Girl Romance – Review
Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt
PBC – Excerpt
One-Click Chocolate Chick – Review & Excerpt
The Book Lover – Review
December 15th
BJ's Book Blog – Review
Wrapped Up In Reading – Review & Excerpt



     


About Gena Showalter: Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

 She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans    

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

SPOTLIGHT: No Reservations by Kristen Proby @Handbagjunkie @InkSlingerPR #Contemporary

   

From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a sexy, new contemporary romance novella in her Fusion Series, NO RESERVATIONS, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy of this amazing novella today!

   

About NO RESERVATIONS:

New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby takes us back to her highly acclaimed Fusion series.

Chase MacKenzie is not the man for Maura Jenkins. A self-proclaimed life-long bachelor, and unapologetic about his distaste for monogamy, a woman would have to be a masochist to want to fall into Chase’s bed.

And Maura is no masochist.

Chase has one strict rule: no strings attached. Which is fine with Maura because she doesn’t even really like Chase. He’s arrogant, cocky, and let’s not forget bossy. But when he aims that crooked grin at her, she goes weak in the knees. Not that she has any intentions of falling for his charms.

Definitely not.

Well, maybe just once…

 

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        Excerpt:
“Are you angry today, Chase?”
“Why do you ask?”
“Because you’re intense, as if you’re angry.”
“I was worried.” He sighs and tips his forehead to mine. “I’m not used to being worried. I’m not used to feeling invested. You could have been hurt today, and I hated the thought of it.”
“I wasn’t hurt.” I let my hands rub up and down his sides soothingly. I haven’t felt the need to soothe someone in a long time. “Thank you for coming to my rescue.”
His lips twitch just before he plants them on my forehead, then he pulls back to look down at me. “I want you. I know you said yesterday that you don’t want sex, so if the answer is still no, I’ll go.”
I frown. I’ve been thinking about what he said all last night when I couldn’t sleep and today when I had a free moment. He’s not the playboy that I’ve thought he is. But I still don’t want something permanent.
Or maybe I do, and that’s the problem.
Hell, I’m confused.
“Please don’t say no,” he whispers, and I look up to find him smiling down at me. His eyes lower to my lips and narrow when I bite them, and I know the answer.
I knew the answer the second he walked up to my car.
“I don’t want you to go.” It’s not a whisper; it’s as clear as day. But rather than push me up against the wall or lead me to the bedroom, he steps back, not touching me at all, and taps his forefinger on his lips, thinking.
“Take your clothes off.”
I blink rapidly and glance around. “My blinds are open.”
“No one can see in here,” he says and waits patiently, and for the first time in a very long time, I’m shy.
He makes me freaking shy.
And we can’t have that. So I raise my chin and grin, happy that I chose the wrap dress that I did today. I reach to the side and pull the string, untying it, and then let it fall in a heap around my feet.
 




Kristen Proby’s NO RESERVATIONS – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
December 6th
Canadian Book Addict – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Dirty and Flirty – Review & Excerpt
Romance as a first language – Review & Excerpt
Two Book Pushers – Review
Wickedcoolflight – Review & Excerpt
December 7th
Book Bitches Blog – Review
Coffee Books Life – Review & Excerpt
I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt
Literaray Gossip – Review & Excerpt
White Hot Reads – Review
December 8th
About That Story – Excerpt
Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt
Delish, Devine and All Mine – Review & Excerpt
E-Romance News – Excerpt
Gi's Spot Reviews – Review & Excerpt
I'm A Book Shark – Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
December 9th
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
KDRBCK – Review
Novel Addiction – Review
Rachel Loren’s Love of Reading – Review & Excerpt
Shannon’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
December 10th
Addicted 2 Romance – Review
Crystal's Book World – Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
Roxy's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
STEAMY BOOKS LOVER – Review & Excerpt
The Butterfly Reads – Review & Excerpt
December 11th
One-Click Chocolate Chick – Review & Excerpt
Reading and funny – Review
Story Lover's Society – Review & Excerpt
December 12th
Cassandra’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt
December 13th
Book Twins Reviews – Review
In Between The Pages – Review & Excerpt
Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
December 14th
Bobo's Book Bank – Excerpt
Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt
Smutty Book Friends – Review & Excerpt
The Book Avenue – Review & Excerpt
December 15th
Love Drug Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt
Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Pardon My Blurb – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
TrashyBibloBlog – Review & Excerpt
Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt
   



   



About Kristen Proby: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.      

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