Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: The Blind Cupid Series (Trilogy) by @KarynGerrard #Historical #Victorian Book 1 is #99Cents


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 


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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.







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.




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

COVER REVEAL: Bound Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood #Giveaway @JennSilverwood @PrismBookTours #YA


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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Bound Beauty
By Jennifer Silverwood

This YA Dark Fantasy is volume three in the Wylder Tale Series
Coming winter 2018, cover designed by Najla Qamber Designs


Beware the bond between blood and beasts...

Vynasha has united the warring human and forgotten clans of Wylderland, claiming her majik and power as curse breaker. Her brother, Ceddrych keeps their nephew safely hidden away while Vynasha and her new allies fight against the feral beasts roaming their borders.

Meanwhile, her friendship with the Iceveins family deepens, unveiling a love she never expected. But her majik is still bound to the cursed prince she left behind and he isn't done fighting for her soul.

Darker forces walk in the forests, all drawn to Vynasha's light and the shade of a corrupt Enchantress haunts her waking dreams. A war is about to begin, between the forgotten people of Wylderland and the evil power of Bitterhelm.

Prophecy and Forgotten unite in the epic third chapter of the Wylder Tales Series, a gothic re-telling of Beauty and the Beast.

The Wylder Tales Series
Craving Beauty (Vol. 1)
Wolfsbane's Daughter (Vol. 1.5)
Scarred Beauty (Vol. 2)
Bound Beauty (Coming 2018)


Grab the first book, Craving Beauty, for FREE! You can find your preferred format here.

Other Books in the Series


About the Author


Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of two series—Heaven's Edge and Wylder Tales—and the stand-alone titles Stay and Silver Hollow.


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1 winner will receive signed print copies of Craving Beauty and Scarred Beauty and an ebook of Wolfsbane's Daughter (US only)

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Monday, February 19, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Better Dead @PamelaKopfler and Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes @karenrosesmith #Giveaway


Better Dead
A B&B Spirits Mystery
by Pamela Kopfler
Genre: Cozy Mystery

As the owner of a charming Louisiana bed and breakfast, Holly Davis believes in Southern hospitality—but she draws the line at welcoming the ghost of her cheating husband . . .

Burl Davis checked out of this life a little earlier than expected—before Holly could serve him with divorce papers over his extramarital flings. Unfortunately, it was not before he nearly bankrupted her beloved B&B, Holly Grove, a converted plantation that has been in her family for generations. Holly would never wish anyone dead, but three months later she's feeling a lot more relief than grief.
Until Burl's ghost appears as an unwelcome guest. Before his spirit can move on, her not-so-dearly departed needs Holly’s human help to bust up the drug smuggling ring he was involved with. She has reservations, to say the least, but agrees to assist him if he’ll make a show of haunting the B&B to draw in visitors. But when Holly’s former love, Jack McCann, mysteriously resurfaces in town and checks in, she has to wonder if her B&B is big enough for the ghost of her husband and the very real physical presence of her old flame . . .




Pamela Kopfler is a novelist, Southern-fried and sassy. She writes award-winning humorous mysteries with a kick of Southern sass. Her debut novel, BETTER DEAD, is the first in her B & B Spirits mystery series, to be followed by DOWNRIGHT DEAD, and HOG WILD DEAD. (Kensington Books) She is a four-time Golden Heart® finalist and a Daphne du Maurier award winner.

She can stir up a roux, mix a cocktail, and loves swapping stories. Putting words on the page keeps her alligator mouth from overloading her hummingbird heinie in real life. She marks her time on earth by the lives of the dogs she has loved–who often show up in her stories. 
Pamela lives in South Louisiana where the spirits are restless, the food is spicy, and the living is divine.





Murder With Lemon Teacakes
A Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery
by Karen Rose Smith
Genre: Cozy Mystery

In an old Victorian in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country, Daisy Swanson and her aunt Iris serve soups, scones, and soothing teas to tourists and locals--but a murder in their garden has them in hot water . . .
"... readers are immediately drawn to main character, Daisy Swanson, and her beloved Aunt Iris."

Suspense Magazine
Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective--so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried . . . especially after his bitter ex stormed in and caused a scene at the party Daisy's Tea Garden was catering. Then there was the gossip she overheard about Harvey's grown children being cut out of his will. Daisy didn't want her aunt to wind up with a broken heart--but she never expected Iris to wind up a suspect in Harvey's murder.

Now the apple bread and orange pekoe is on the back burner while the cops treat the shop like a crime scene--and Daisy hopes that Jonas Groft, a former detective from Philadelphia, can help her clear her aunt's name and bag the real killer before things boil over . . .
Includes delicious recipes for Iris's Lemon Tea Cakes and more!



After writing romances for twenty years, Karen Rose Smith is excited to see her Caprice De Luca home-stager mystery series published. Her sleuth reflects many of her interests: ­interior decorating, cooking, retro fashion, gardening, and, most of all, taking in stray animals. Married to her college sweetheart, Karen has convinced her husband that felines can make purr-fect housemates. They share their home in the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania with their three rescued cats. For more about Karen, please visit her website.




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Friday, February 16, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: The Poppy McGuire Mysteries by Anina Collins @SDSXXTours #Giveaway #Mystery #WomenSleuths


The Eleventh Hour
Poppy McGuire Mysteries Book 1
by Anina Collins
Genre: Cozy Mystery
196 pages

Poppy McGuire has always been a curious soul, but it's her life that's usually the topic of conversation in the small town of Sunset Ridge. But now one of the town's most important citizens has been found murdered, and everyone's life is suspect. 


What begins as a friendly wager with her old friend Officer Derek Hampton soon becomes far more for Poppy, and she turns to Alex Montero for help, but the enigmatic former Baltimore cop's quiet way hides as many secrets as each suspect they encounter. 

Everyone in Sunset Ridge has something to hide, but Poppy and Alex are determined to uncover the identity of the murderer. They just have to watch that they don't become the next victims.



Okay, let's go," he said eagerly as he stood to leave, but I grabbed his arm to stop him.
"Not yet. I think since you seem to know so much about me that I should get to know more about you."
"There's nothing more to know about me, Poppy. I'm that guy who showed up at your door with a coffee this morning."
Shaking my head, I said, "Yeah, well I think there's more, so turnabout is fair play. If we're to be partners, I think I should know more about you other than you're good at getting coffee shop waitresses to divulge my favorite blend."
He slowly sat down again, and I saw by the hesitant look on his face that he didn't want to let me know more about him. But I wasn't going to be the only one in this who had been laid bare.
"I don't want to pry, Alex. That's not what this is about. But you can't deny that you know an awful lot about me, and I know next to nothing about you."
He took a deep breath and slowly exhaled before nodding just once. "Okay. What would you like to know?"
I'd wanted to know the answer to one question since meeting him, so I asked. "Why did you retire from the Baltimore police so young and then move here to Sunset Ridge, of all places?"
"That's a lot for one question," he said, avoiding answering.
"I have more," I said with a smile. "I just thought I'd start with the obvious one. You're very young to be retired from anything."
A frown settled into his features that made me momentarily regret saying anything, and when he spoke I knew that he'd been the Alexander I'd read about in that woman's obituary.
"I left the force after my wife died, and for a while I stayed in the house we'd found together. I thought I could live there, but that wasn't the case. So I moved away from everything that reminded me of that life and bought a house here."
The way he said it told me he was trying to be matter of fact about how much it hurt to lose his wife and leave the life they'd made together in Baltimore, but the sadness in his eyes showed me how much he still remained outside the land of the living.
"Well, I guess we better go then."
"No more questions about the kind of man your new partner is?" he asked as a look of relief washed over him.
I stood from the table and tossed both of our coffee cups away in the trash. "Nope. Thank you for being willing to answer any. I appreciate that, Alex."
"I have one for you, actually. That picture in your kitchen, the one of Ireland, if I'm not mistaken. Did you take that yourself?"
"No. I wish, but as much as I say I'm going to take a trip there, I've never gone."
He smiled as I set our plates on the counter for Jennie. "So you've got the wanderlust, huh? See? You're nothing like the people here."
"I guess it seems pretty pathetic spending all my time dreaming about places I'll probably never get to, right?"
Alex shook his head. "Dreaming of something more is never pathetic, in my opinion. Take it from me. When you stop dreaming, you stop living."
I didn't know a whole lot about my new partner, but I knew enough to believe that no matter how dark things had been for him, he never stopped dreaming, no matter what he thought.



After Hours
Poppy McGuire Mysteries Book 2
202 pages

While life in Sunset Ridge is quaint and charming during the day, what happens after the sun goes down might shock the citizens of this small town. Things are heating up in Poppy McGuire's home town, and it isn't just the July weather. 


Poppy and her new partner Alex have their eyes opened to the realities of Sunset Ridge after dark when a traveling salesman is murdered in his room at the Hotel Piermont, a common destination for cheating spouses on the outskirts of town. When they find out what he sells, the mystery gets even more interesting. 



Top of the Hour
Poppy McGuire Mysteries Book 3
204 pages

Controversy sells as much as sex, and nobody knows that better than the local radio morning DJ who loves to talk politics. His shows enrage people, but who hated Lee Reynolds enough to shoot him point blank and leave him for dead in the woods outside of town?


Poppy and Alex have no shortage of suspects and for once aren't at odds on who they like for the crime. But all is not well between the partners. This time, murder has brought with it a new love interest for Poppy, but Alex isn't happy with this turn of events. 

Will he lose Poppy, the one person he trusts in Sunset Ridge? 





The Darkest Hour
Poppy McGuire Mysteries Book 4
210 pages

Poppy and Alex come up against their toughest case yet, and they may never be the same again.


When someone close to both Poppy and Alex is found brutally murdered, all the clues point to Alex as the killer. But Poppy knows in her heart that her partner could never commit such a heinous crime. As the evidence begins to mount against him, Poppy must race against the clock to prove that the man she trusts with her very life isn’t the murderer, even as everyone around her is convinced of his guilt.

But if Alex isn’t the killer, who is? As the mystery unravels, the past and present finally meet in Sunset Ridge.




Happy Hour
Poppy McGuire Mysteries Book 5
266 pages

Poppy and Alex are back for another mystery in Happy Hour, the fifth book in the Poppy McGuire Mystery Series!


Springtime brings warm weather and murder to Sunset Ridge, and for Poppy, this particular case strikes close to home.

Antiques dealer Marcus Tyne is found dead in the front seat of his friend’s car outside of McGuire’s after a Cinco de Mayo celebration, but at first glance, there’s no reason why he’s dead.

Until the coroner finds out he’s been poisoned.

When a second man is poisoned, Poppy and Alex are thrust into a mystery that threatens to tear them apart. While they struggle to solve the case as their differences become more apparent, a murderer walks free in Sunset Ridge and may have another victim in their sights.




The Witching Hour
Poppy McGuire Mysteries Book 6
207 pages

In the middle of a late summertime heatwave, a woman Poppy interviewed for an article on paganism is found with a dagger buried in her chest in the woods out near Alex's house. Initially, Stephen and Craig are given the case, but when Derek determines that this murder shouldn't be their first big case together, Alex and Poppy are brought in to help.


But Stephen has never liked Poppy, and tensions quickly begin to run high between the two sets of partners. The Sunset Ridge police force can't afford to have infighting if they want to solve this case before a fear of witches takes hold in town.

It doesn't take long before everyone reaches their breaking point and Alex wonders if he will be a Sunset Ridge police officer for much longer. Life is about to change for him and Poppy, but will that change mean the end of his time in town?




The Finest Hour
Poppy McGuire Mysteries Book 7

Join Poppy and Alex for the final Poppy McGuire mystery!


For three years, Poppy and Alex have worked together solving cases in their small town of Sunset Ridge, first as just co-workers but later as partners in nearly every sense of the word. Now they're about to take the final step and become husband and wife, but in the midst of getting ready for what folks around town are calling the wedding of the year, the murder of someone involved in the preparations makes their plans go awry. 

Samuel Morrow, the kind man who has run Morrow's Jewelers for over twenty years, is found murdered in an apparent break-in, and there's no shortage of suspects who may have had a reason to kill him. Oddly enough, something very valuable to Poppy and Alex is missing from his store too. Is the theft connected to the murder? 

As they hunt for Samuel's killer, carefully eliminating suspect after suspect, they must juggle cake tastings and reception planning, as all the while someone's watching their favorite amateur sleuth. Will Poppy and Alex solve the case and reach the altar, or will the killer make their ever after far less than happy? 





Anina Collins has always loved a good mystery. As a child, her favorite books were Nancy Drew books passed down from her grandmother, and as she grew up, she moved on to Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and their famous detectives. She currently lives in North Carolina and writes her Poppy McGuire Mystery series.



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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Never Dare a Wicked Earl by Renee Ann Miller #Historical #New @KensingtonBooks @Reneeannmiller



  • NEVER DARE A WICKED EARL
  • by Renee Ann Miller
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra Shout (Jan. 30 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC


Never Dare a Wicked Earl Book 1 Infamous Lords Series Blurb

Hayden Milton, Earl of Westfield, is almost done in by a vengeful mistress who aims a gun at a rather essential part of his anatomy—but ends up wounding his thigh instead. Recuperating in his London town house, Hayden is confronted by his new medical attendant, Sophia Camden. 

Unshaken by his arrogance, not to mention impropriety, Sophia offers Hayden a dare: allow her ten days to prove her competency. If she resigns in exasperation like her two predecessors, she will be beholden to this wicked seducer. As a battle of wills begins, Sophia finds herself distracted by the Earl's muscular physique and discovers that the man within longs only for a second chance to love.







RENEE ANN MILLER writes historical romances that are sometimes witty, sometimes dark, but always sexy. Her debut novel, Never Dare a Wicked Earl, was a 2015 finalist in the Golden Heart Contest® from Romance Writers of America®. In her Infamous Lords Series the women are smart and the men notorious.

Renee lives in the Northeast with her husband and during winters is always anxious for spring. She enjoys gardening, DIY projects, and pastries. And though she grew up in a household of hockey fans, she now watches football, which is unavoidable
 in her house.


Renee Ann Miller
2015 & 2016 Golden Heart© Finalist
Never Dare a Wicked Earl 2018 debut
Book Trailer http://bit.ly/2gQ99x0