Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Book Review Blog Launches Today! #amreading

Cheers to Grace and My Book Snack

If there's one thing authors love as much as writing and reading, it's blogs about books!

I'm thrilled to share in the absolute fun of revealing my good friend Grace Z.'s romance book blog. I can't wait to see the books and information that My Book Snack blog will feature in these coming weeks. Today's post is definitely one with good timing--a delicious cookie recipe just in time for the holidays. Paleo Hot Cocoa cookies with vanilla bean frosting. Can you say YUM?!! :)

Check out this blog today! You'll be glad you did. And congrats, congrats, congrats, Grace! You've earned the right to call yourself an expert. :)
Click here to visit: My Book Snack

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Day of Fire, A novel of Pompeii #NewRelease


At long last, this riveting story about the final days of Pompeii is
available in e-book and print!

“This truly is the finest book I have read this year, an emotional
roller-coaster that educates while it entertains. Its impact will stay with me
for quite some time.” ~Parmenion
Books

“Despite knowing what happens in Pompeii and to the majority of
its citizens, A Day of Fire is a book full of suspense, fear, and unexpected
bravery.” ~Ageless
Pages

“I can’t praise this book highly enough. It’s a rattling good
tale of disaster, death, resolution and rebirth.” ~Dodging
Arrows

“I LOVED this! The writing style, the choice of stories told,
the evolution of characters, the drama. I couldn’t have asked for anything
better.” ~The
Maiden’s Court

"Each one of these authors deserves a huge amount of
praise for putting this impressive piece of art together.” ~Steven
McKay

DESCRIPTION:

Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the
shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius
erupted in an explosion of flame and ash, the entire town would be destroyed.
Some of its citizens died in the chaos, some escaped the mountain's wrath . . .
and these are their stories:

A boy loses his
innocence in Pompeii's flourishing streets.
An heiress dreads her wedding
day, not knowing it will be swallowed by fire.
An ex-legionary stakes his
entire future on a gladiator bout destined never to be finished.
A
crippled senator welcomes death, until a tomboy on horseback comes to his
rescue.
A young mother faces an impossible choice for her unborn child as
the ash falls.
A priestess and a whore seek redemption and resurrection as
the town is buried.

Six authors bring to life
overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains
and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end. But who will
escape, and who will be buried for eternity?

Buy Now:

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Four Spooky Romances #giveaway #Halloween

We're giving away some awesomely fun and spooky books! I'm joining talented authors KELLY MORAN,  KATHRYN KNIGHT, and DENISE MONCRIEF for this contest.
 
One lucky person will win an e-copy of all four spooky romances on October 31st!
 
 
 
 
HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAY
#1: Like all 4 author pages listed below and Follow on Twitter.
#2: COMMENT with "done" and TAG FRIENDS.
 
Thanks for participating and Happy Halloween!
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Release Day Blitz! Delphina Henley's new release #99cents for limtied time

My good friend Delphina Henley's book is available now for only .99 cents! Limited time, so grab your copy now.
Is this a great title, or what? It's a New Adult Paranormal Romance. Check out some of the fun details about this book below and be sure to scroll down to enter a really cool Rafflecopter with awesome prizes, too.

Buy now on  Amazon


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Always be yourself... that was the last advice Scout's Grandma Nora gave her before she died. Scout has spent her life trying to be anything but, but she has a chance to start anew as she moves several states away to college. She had always thought the glowing aura she saw around some people was a childhood fancy, but when it starts coming back just as she's starting her new life, she learns there was much hidden about who she truly is.
Thankfully, she has a motley crew to help her along the way: a spunky bookseller, a trustworthy pub owner, a commanding grandmother, a possible best friend, and a hot rocker boy who only has eyes for her.
Unless You Can Be A Unicorn is a New Adult Paranormal Romance with content appropriate for a Young Adult audience.
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Links for UNLESS YOU CAN BE A UNICORN:
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Laura Kaye's Newest Release Available Now! #HardToHoldOnTo

My good friend and NYT/USA Today bestseller Laura Kaye has a new release. It's a quick read, a Hard Ink novella, and you'll be hooked on the series.

Here's a description of Hard to Hold On To. Get your copy today!


Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.


Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves—which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago.
Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel—and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her stretch far beyond gratitude.
When the pair is thrust together and chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: The things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.


Available now!
Amazon   Barnes and Noble

Saturday, June 28, 2014

TAKING HER HOME: new #eroticRomance by Jolene Beauchamp #swingers #swingersparty

Jolene's newest ménage release tests the boundaries of love and relationships...one sexy move at a time.

Blush (if you must) as you read this blurb, and then enjoy Rafe and Emma's story!



            Emma Anderson is always taking care of others. If it’s not the preemie babies at work, it’s her blind dog and ailing grandfather. She’s generous, trusting and loving…sometimes too much so. Neglecting her own needs on the process of helping others, she returns to her home town to care for her grandfather.

Rafe McCormick—the man who took Emma’s virginity years ago—still resides in their hometown. He’s hot, sexy, and carries two secret passions.  One will help Emma find a new side of herself in the sexiest way possible as he introduces her to the erotic world of swingers. The other will force him to reveal his deepest desire…

Will his penchant for being a swinger bring them together as a couple, or pull them apart forever?



On Sale Now! Amazon (Kindle)  B&N (Nook)

As always! Thanks for reading! xxoo

Friday, June 27, 2014

Christi Barth's newest release! Great #SummerReading UP TO ME

I'm thrilled to share this great news! Christi Barth, fabulous writer and my awesome critique partner, has a new release and it's perfect for your summer beach read, a weekend read...or any excuse you can come up with to enjoy this book. Even better news, too...this book is the first in a trilogy which means there's a lot more romance coming up.
Hope you enjoy this blurb and excerpt and be sure to get your copy today!
Up To Me ~ Book 1 of the Shore Secrets trilogy               
Ella Mayhew’s always appreciated the beautiful view of Seneca Lake from the spa window of her family’s hotel. But the view improves dramatically when a hot stranger runs across the grounds—shirtless. He’s the first man to kickstart her hormones in the three years since she lost her parents, and she doesn’t even know his name.
Graydon Locke’s on his umpteenth undercover assignment. The routine’s always the same: assess a business, recommend it for closure, then roll out before anyone discovers his decisions impact hundreds of lives. He’s always believed nothing good comes out of small towns. Why would this one be different? Then he makes two classic rookie mistakes—falling for the sweet, sexy girl who owns the very business he’s on the verge of axing. And letting the town’s residents get involved in both his life, and his relationship with Ella.
Ella’s the best thing to ever happen to Gray, but he’s lied to her from the start. If he pulls the plug on Mayhew Manor, the entire town may crumble. Ella couldn’t save her parents, but it’s up to her to save their hotel. Even if that means turning her back on true love.
Excerpt:
“Come do yoga with me tomorrow.”

“I’m a guy. We’re all about being hard and stiff, not soft and bendy.”

Ella blinked rapidly to clear the images of a naked, hard-muscled Gray that popped into her mind. And hardness…other places. “Don’t be so close-minded. Didn’t you end up enjoying the massage I gave you?”

“Yes.” He sounded adorably sulky at being forced to acknowledge it. Why was it that men found it so hard to admit when they were wrong? Definitely a topic of discussion for her next margarita night with the girls.

“See? You can’t dismiss something out of hand without at least trying it.”

Gray wrinkled his nose. “Do I have a choice?”

“No.” Ella brought up her other hand to cup his face. “You deserve to be looked after. It’s not much, I know, but let me help you in the only way I can.”

“I’ll do it—”

Ella bounced a little. “Terrific.”

“—on one condition. I’ve just come up with a good plan for stress release. Let’s try my way first.” Gray wove his fingers through the loose knit of her turquoise sweater. In one swift move, he pulled it off over her head and tossed it into the corner. “Come swimming with me. Right now.”

Was he serious? To stall for time while she processed the preposterous suggestion, Ella stammered, “We…we don’t have suits.”

“You said the pool’s still officially closed. No one will interrupt us.” He toyed with the strap of her matching tank. “You’ve got this thing. I’m wearing boxer briefs. We’ll be more covered up than in suits. Unless you don’t think you can control yourself around me?”

That was it in a nutshell. Not that she’d admit it to Gray. Not when he had that sharp eyebrow arched and a smug quirk to his lips. If he was trying to shock her…well, he had, no denying that. But what better way was there to embrace life fully than to embrace a dripping wet, mostly naked Gray? While she’d never work up the courage to tell him, this was the kind of activity Dr. T. would probably applaud. Or at least give her a gold star. He had asked her to email him with progress reports if anything big happened. Unable to resist, she glanced down at Gray’s crotch. Ella expected something very big, indeed, was about to happen.

“Water’s extremely therapeutic,” she said in her most serious, I’m massaging you but not judging your naked body in any way professional voice. “Swimming is a good counterpart to yoga. They use the same long muscles.”

Yup. Her matter-of-fact delivery dropped his eyebrow back to its usual straight line and wiped the smug from his lips. Ella kept the surprises rolling. She stood, unbuttoned her skirt and let it slide the floor into a big blue puddle. Then she reached out, grabbed his wrist, and yanked him sideways into the pool with her.

The simultaneous body flops slapped noise and water all around the room. Ella recovered first, treading water while waiting for Gray to get his bearings and surface. Keeping her head above water was easy. Breathing, however, was not, as she was laughing her head off at catching him off guard. Finally, with much thrashing and churning of the water, Gray popped up near the middle of the pool.

“What the hell?” he yelled, his voice bouncing off the rocks with a hollow echo. “I’m wearing clothes!”

“So take them off,” she yelled back. Geez, it was his idea. Ella had just implemented it without talking it to death first. She’d thought he’d appreciate her spontaneity.

Gray stared at her for a minute, totally unreadable. Then his head disappeared beneath the water again. In fact, he sank straight to the bottom. It worried her. But just until a heavy, sodden pair of jeans landed like a giant blue spitwad in front of her. Laughing, she tossed them over her shoulder in the general direction of their shoes. Then Gray’s shirt appeared, floating near the filter. Something she’d have to remember to retrieve before morning when maintenance would make their final sweep before reopening the pool.

She felt Gray first. His head brushed against her stomach. Using her body like a swim ladder, he climbed it with his hands until just those brilliant blue eyes broke the surface. Blinked at her once. Then he tilted his head back and arced a stream of water from his lips to the dead center of her forehead. Laughing even harder, Ella reached under his shoulders to pull him the rest of the way up.

That’s when the laughter stopped. When buoyancy slammed his oh my God so hard cock right against her. When it was the most natural thing in the world to wrap her legs tight around him to keep him nestled against all her heat and what felt like every freaking nerve ending in her body. And when she twined her arms around his neck just for the thrill of rubbing her breasts across his chest.

With two powerful kicks, Gray propelled them to the wall. He sandwiched Ella against it and hung on to the rocks to keep them both afloat. “I’m on board with your idea. As you can tell.” He ground against her in a way that absolutely proved not only that he was enthusiastic about stripping, but that there was definitely nothing between them other than two thin, skintight layers of cotton. Gray’s impressive length was no longer just an impression or wishful thinking. It was hard and long and she couldn’t wait to impale herself on him. For now, she locked her ankles together and let the water do most of the work of bobbing her up and down in a rhythmic, full-body caress.

Water glistened at the tips of his lashes. Ella kissed it away, then just kept heading south. Over his early-evening stubble. Down past the Adam’s apple that jerked reflexively. She’d always thought them sexy. So uniquely masculine.

A nibble in the hollow of his collarbone. Down till her lips were just underwater, closed around his nipple. Ella flicked it against her teeth. Gray…growled? Whatever the noise was, it came from deep inside him and turned her core body temperature up by about twenty percent.

 



Bio: Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage.  A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning.  Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance.  Christi is President of the Maryland Romance Writers and lives in Maryland with her husband.