Friday, January 30, 2015

Cover Reveal: Her Soldier's Touch #romance #coverlove @Crimson_Romance

Oh my gosh. I'm stupid excited to be able to share the new cover for my upcoming release, Her Soldier's Touch. 

Releasing March 16 from Crimson Romance 

A retired army vet is determined to prove he’s the one man she can rely on, but can she trust him with her heart and her child?


This book was the book of my heart. It contains dark themes, and I have to admit, I'm excited and nervous about its release. Far too much of me ended up on these pages. This blurb is my own and not official yet, so it may change, but at least it'll give you an idea of the story:

Rachel Madison doesn’t believe in love. Experience has taught her the only person she can truly rely on is herself. What she wants most in the world is to give her son the life she never had growing up. In order to do that, she must put her faith in a man who once walked out on her and tell him he’s her son’s father.

Retired from the service, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Colton Taylor has come home to bury his baby brother. Nobody is more surprised than him to see Rachel waiting for him at the airport. He regrets nothing more than the morning he walked away from her, but having grown up in an abusive home, Colt puts limits on all his relationships. Deep inside lives the fear that one day he’ll turn out like the old man.

When he discovers he has a son, Colt knows this is the chance he’s been waiting for. He’s determined to prove to himself he’s nothing like his father and to convince Rachel he’s the one man she can rely on. When a drug dealer crops up from his brother’s dark past, threatening their son, Colt and Rachel are forced to face their demons and each other. Can they find their way out of the dark together? Or will it tear them apart for good?



I also don't have any links yet, as we're still in the editing phase, but you can watch for it one of two ways:

1: "Follow" my profile on Amazon (it's right beneath my picture).

2. Sign up for my newsletter. I'll be sending one out as soon as I get links and an official blurb. 


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Release Day Celebration: A Wizard Rises by AJ Nuest

Thursday, January 29th marks the release of
Book III in The Golden Key Legacy...


by
AJ Nuest


http://www.amazon.com/Wizard-Rises-HarperImpulse-Fantasy-Romance-ebook/dp/B00O7CP4ZS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422415671&sr=8-1&keywords=A+Wizard+Rises
The homecoming celebration held in honor of Princess Faedrah is fraught with perilous frustration. Her nightmares have returned thricefold and, to her
horror, a horrendous blight has spread like a plague throughout the kingdom. Compounding her worries, Rhys’ arrival in her world has been welcomed with the exact horror-filled reaction she expected. Her beloved has been cast into the dungeons, and no amount of arguing with the king and queen will prove he’s her fated love.


Magical powers were supposed to be a gift, or so Rhys McEleod had always believed. Too bad the second he landed in Faedrah’s world the legacy he inherited slammed into his body like a weight. He’s got zero control and his constant visions of Faedrah fighting an evil entity aren’t helping. At least her parents made the right decision and stuck him away someplace safe. Until he can figure out his next move, prove himself an ally and uncover the clues to stopping Faedrah’s nightmares, he’s got no choice but to wait…and learn exactly what he’s become.

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The entire The Golden Key Legacy
is sale priced!!!
A Furious Muse, Book I...

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Since the day of her birth, Princess Faedrah Austiere has been defined by her place within the kingdom. As the single heir to the half-blood gypsy king and his prophesied white queen, she is fiercely protected, shuttered inside an ivory
castle and well-trained in the art of war. Yet neither her obligations as future queen nor the black infestation threatening her kingdom fail to hinder the mysterious pull of the antique armoire hidden in her parents’ bedchamber. And stealing the golden key for a leap through time is the only way to confront the dark lord haunting her dreams.


One face. The image of one defiant, relentless woman has been stuck in Rhys McEleod’s head ever since he was old enough paint her luscious curves on the canvas. But the day she walks into his life off the street—sexier than hell and itching for a fight—he’s not convinced she’s the same women he’s envisioned since childhood. That is, not until he spots the golden key around her neck—an object he’d never fully shown in any of his paintings.

Now if he could just persuade his lovely muse he’s not the enemy. Unless the elusive Faedrah Austiere learns to trust him, he’ll never have her in his bed—the one place he’s convinced she belongs.

~ * ~
The Sacrifice, Book II...

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The second Faedrah Austiere walked into his life off the canvas, everything in Rhys McEleod’s world stopped making sense. Not only does her story sound like a
Grimm’s fairy tale, evidently he’s been cast as the villain. If that isn’t enough, the mirror inside that old, beat up armoire at her uncle’s condo is supposedly a doorway to another world. Ever since the pathway opened, something
inside him has seemed…off. If what his muse says is true, they are headed for an epic showdown, but he isn’t about to let her go. Nothing is more important than Faedrah’s protection, even if her parents refuse to accept him.


Though certain their fates are bound by more than the golden key Princess Faedrah wears around her neck, it is paramount Rhys’ true identity be kept secret. Should news of his bloodline ever reach her kingdom, their entire quest to save her people could be lost. Their only hope to prove his loyalty is to steal the map to the dark lord’s Crystal Crypt. Yet her a plan endangers her beloved more than the accusations he faces in her kingdom and, to escape evil’s grasp, she and Rhys must take a leap of faith beyond her wildest imagination. 


Pre-Order the Final Installment in this epic time travel fantasy romance!
Releases February 26th!
 
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Rhys had one job to do. One measly errand that shouldn’t have been a problem, given the nature of his powers. But when an old enemy reappears, detailing the result of his actions, Rhys is forced to make a choice between a future with Faedrah or dying before his time. Frustrated and out of options, he agrees to her suggestion they to leap forward in time to the future…even though a good chance exists his powers will be nothing but a memory in his world. Flying blind on a wing and a prayer, they prepare to fight for everything they love against a wizard of insurmountable power.

Faedrah does her best to gather their closest allies. The sides are squared in a war to control the future of both worlds. With the stakes so high, only one advantage has been cast in their favor. The sigil of utmost protection inherent in Rhys’ signature. If not enough to thwart the evil awaiting at the Austiere gates, she could find herself imprisoned in the future, while her kingdom and all those she has sworn to protect are lost to the mists of time.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

#SpotLight: Stormee Waters by @LyndaCoker #romance #Texas #mystery

Title: Stormee Waters
Author: Lynda J. Coker
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Sweet Romance
Release Date: January 14, 2015

Blurb:

Dirk Savage never fails to acquire what he wants until he encounters Stormee Waters and a backwash of trouble...

Stormee Waters knows about hard times. Needing to care for her aging grandmother and teenage brother, she moves to Houston, Texas and takes a writing job for a popular magazine. Her first assignment is to interview a successful business man for a series of articles entitled, Make My Man Texas-Sized. Her target, Dirk Savage, appears to have the right criteria. He's adventurous with the air of a conqueror. Admired by his peers and coveted by beauty queens and debutantes, he's just the type of man that Stormee needs to make her first article sizzle and sell. But can she handle the heat when she catches his attention?

Dirk Savage is used to acquiring what he wants, except in the illusive quest for the one woman who can fill his heart. The shock of discovering her in the naive young woman assigned to interview him sets his jaded emotions on high alert. Can he convince her that his pursuit is genuine?

Excerpt:

Her palm itched to slap his arrogant jaw. But hitting the most unpredictable man she’d ever met, even in a public restaurant, couldn’t be a smart move. She snatched her phone from his hand. “You’re past being impossible! Who do you think you are—my father?” She shook with indignation.

The bit about their age difference came out of nowhere. The tightening of his concrete jaw confirmed she’d hit the retaliation jackpot. She didn’t bother to hide the smugness in her expression or the satisfaction she received when his complexion darkened with indignation.

“If I were your father, Miss Waters, Id march you out to the car and tan your pretty little backside for not knowing what’s good for you.”

“Take me home,” she hissed through tight lips. Executing a dismissive turn, she stalked toward the exit.

 Dirk stepped in stride beside her and placed his hand in the middle of her back. “Exactly what I’d suggest since you have preparations to finish. A car will pick you up at 5:00 a.m. and get you to the airport in time to make a 6:00 a.m. flight.”
She stopped walking and turned to face him. “I can’t make a reservation that fast. I’m sure the earliest will be tomorrow afternoon, or evening.”

“I have a private plane. I can get you to Chicago quicker than a commercial flight.” He gripped her upper arm and urged her toward the exit.

Stormee balked and rolled her eyes. “I don’t care if you have a space shuttle. You’re not taking me to Chicago.”

About the author:

Lynda is an author of contemporary romance that lingers in a reader’s mind long after they’ve closed the book. She lives in Northeast Texas with her husband of fifty years. They enjoy traveling, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, and doing community service work together. When she feels the need to take a break from writing, she enjoys creating fabric art.  She offers an open invitation to view both her writing and fabric art on her blog.


Buy Links: (Release - January 14th)



Friday, January 9, 2015

Five things about…Thomas Ashby by @RachelBrimble #Victorian #romance #SexyHeroes

Thanks to JM for having me here today and giving me the chance to share a little about my new hero, Thomas Ashby, the star of my latest Victorian romance, What A Woman Desires.

Thomas is a dedicated, loyal and hardworking groom to the Danes family – an upper middle class family living in the village of Biddestone, England. Like his father before him, Thomas’s life work is maintaining not only the Danes family estate, but ensuring its prosperity for the tenants and villagers who relied on its longevity for their livelihood and homes.

Here are five facts that make Thomas a true hero…at least to me!

  1. He has been in love with the Danes’ eldest daughter, Monica, his entire adult life.
  2. Loyalty is his biggest passion and he is fiercely protective of the village and his way of life. He understands the true value of tradition and hard work.
  3. He strives for, and cares about, people’s happiness – whatever that might entail. If he can help a farmer grow a thousand crops he will, if he can keep his mother in the home she loves he will…if it means letting the love of his life go a second time so she can pursue her heart’s wish, then he will.
  4. He is handsome, broad and rugged but entirely unaware of his allure as far as the opposite sex are concerned.
  5. For an idea of Thomas’s looks and demeanor, Tom Hardy in the movie Lawless was the entirety of my inspiration when creating this fabulous hero… 

Rachel’s latest novel, What A Woman Desires (Lyrical Press) is available for download now. Here is the blurb:

From country girl to actress of the stage, one woman dares to live her dreams—but is she brave enough to open her heart…?

Monica Danes always wanted more than the village of Biddestone had to offer. After a failed courtship to a man of her parents’ choosing, she fled for the city of Bath and never looked back. Today, Monica is the undisputed queen of the theater—a wealthy, independent woman. But when she is called home in the wake of tragedy, Monica returns—intending to leave again as soon as possible.

Thomas Ashby has been a groom at the Danes estate since he was a boy—and has been enamored with Monica for almost as long. He knows he isn’t a suitable match for his master’s daughter, despite the special bond he and Monica have always shared—and their undeniable attraction. But now that she’s returned, Thomas has one last chance to prove himself worthy—and to show Monica a life, and a love, she won’t want to give up...



Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. In 2012, she sold two books to Harlequin Superromance and a further three in 2013. She also writes Victorian romance for Kensington--her debut was released in April 2013, followed by a second in January 2014 and the third is released Jan 2015.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family and beloved black Lab, Max. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!

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