Tuesday, 27 December 2016

THE SECRETS OF MOONLIGHT COVE by A.G. Reid, Barb DeLong, Jill Jaynes, Shauna Roberts, Janna Roznos, Kathleen Rowland #sweet #contemporary #romance

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Mr. Valentine Comes to Town by A.G. Reid:  A mysterious vacationer—and supernatural entity—Mr. Valentine is matchmaking despite strict instructions from the goddess Venus to leave the people of Moonlight Cove alone.

Maggie’s Mystery Man by Barb DeLong: Who is the reclusive visitor that has rented the entire Bed and Breakfast in the historic Moonlight Cove Lighthouse and who only appears in public in a bad disguise complete with a ridiculous fake wig? Maggie might find the big story that will save her small town paper. Or she might find much more.

Once Upon a Love Letter by Jill Jaynes:  Chloe Reiser sees dead people, and now that she’s back in Moonlight Cove to make a fresh start, she’s done keeping it a secret. But how is she going to tell her more-skeptical-than-ever high school crush that his dead father has an important message for him?

Surprise Deliveries by Shauna Roberts:  Serious, sensible Mr. Hamasaki left for a trip and never came back. His daughter and an artist must team up to find him.

Second Time Around by Janna Roznos:  A woman with her business on the brink may find more than she bargained for in the old Victorian house left to her by her dead sister.

Lily’s Pad by Kathleen Rowland:  Lily Holmes knows enough tricks to attract celebrities to her beachside bistro, Lily’s Pad. She knows the rules but breaks one when she falls in love with her valued client, reality T.V. star Scarlett Royale’s man, Creed Taylor.

Maggie’s Mystery Man by Barb DeLong:    
The investigative reporter in Maggie flared to life. She wanted to know the 5 Ws of Mystery Man. Who was he really? What was he doing here? Where was he from? When was he leaving? Why was he so, well, mysterious?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Jill Jaynes began her love affair with romance when she was a teenager growing up in Southern California, spending many a late-night under the covers with a flashlight and good romance novel.  Today she writes stories with happy endings her own way--with a dash of magic that means anything can happen. When she’s not writing, you can find her wine-tasting or hiking with her awesome husband, plotting her next story with her writer-daughter or working at her day job in her spare time.

Shauna Roberts writes historical fiction, science fiction, romance, and fantasy and is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. Her publications include more than a thousand nonfiction articles, three nonfiction books, several short stories, two novelettes, and three novels (Like Mayflies in a Stream, historical fiction, 2009; Claimed by the Enemy, historical fiction with romantic elements, 2014; and Ice Magic, Fire Magic, fantasy with romantic elements, 2015).

A.G. Reid developed a love for romance novels while serving in the military. It helped keep him grounded. He now writes romantic stories with a paranormal twist. Enjoy his short story Mr. Valentine Comes to Town in the romance anthology, Secrets Of Moonlight Cove.

Barb DeLong loves all things romance, animals and light-hearted, so she combines the three into her contemporary and paranormal stories. She has published a short story in Romancing the Pages anthology, Secrets of Moonlight Cove anthology, and is currently working on another short story plus a three-book paranormal romance series.

Janna Roznos writes about the middle-ages: middle-aged women that is! Second chances, life changes and starting over are themes she continues to explore in her writing. Her short story, Second Time Around for Secrets of Moonlight Cove is her first published work.

Kathleen Rowland is devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes suspense with a sizzling love story sure to melt their hearts.  Some are sweet: Lily’s Pad within the Secrets of Moonlight Cove anthology, but a sizzling hot example is Deadly Alliance from Tirgearr Publishing. 


At First Sight by Candy Caine #Romance

 Candy Caine will be awarding a hot pink beach tote bag (U.S. only) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

When Autumn Stiles lands the advertising job of her dreams, she feels it's the happiest day of her life. She doesn't count on the tall, handsome, dreamy-eyed Stuart Tanner doing his best to get her to quit.

When Tanner learns that he has a new socialite employee at the advertising agency where he works, he is determined to get rid of her. She is obviously just trying out for a hard-working job that she thinks is glamorous.

But soon the heat sizzles between them and he determines he will never give in to his desires.

Autumn made it to her office without dropping a box. She’d just encountered her first
person at SB&T and he seemed very nice. Taking that as a good omen, she began to empty the boxes.  Leaning over the boxes, her shapely buns faced the door as her skirt rode halfway up her smooth, tanned thighs.

The sight nearly stopped Stuart Tanner’s heart as he slammed into the small office scaring at least five full years off Autumn’s life.

“What the hell is all that crap?” His usually smooth deep voice almost cracked.

“Excuse me?” Autumn asked the tall, unmistakably good-looking, raven-haired guy, dressed in a casual pullover that hugged his chest and beige slacks, who, had he not opened his mouth, could have been a model for an ad, crowding her day.

“What are you doing?”

“What does it look like I’m doing?” Autumn felt a modicum of steam escape from her ears. Could the creature standing in front of her be any more ill-mannered? She took a deep breath that had the effect of pushing her breasts up.

“I have no idea, but I’d like you to put everything back into that box and leave.” And take your breasts with you.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Whether she’s writing a short story or novel, Candy Caine will make her interracial romances hot and spicy. Always striving to entertain her readers, Candy tries to breathe life into her characters by running them past her husband, Robert--which often makes life interesting in their new home in Arizona.

Monday, 26 December 2016

At the Heart of the Stone by Roxanne D. Howard #Contemporary #Paranormal #Fantasy #Romance

Roxanne will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Dreams are the perfect shelter for our fantasies, safe havens to step inside without changing our daily lives. For Lark Braithwaite, all that is about to change. During the last six months, Lark has dreamt of a mysterious Irish lover who knows what she wants and gives her exactly what she needs. In her waking life in busy London, things aren’t as ideal, as her long-term relationship with Charles, her controlling fiancĂ©, has hit a dry spell.

When Lark is called home to Oregon for her father’s funeral right in the middle of a high-stakes corporate merger, she heads back to face the demons from her past. What she doesn’t expect is to meet her dream lover in the flesh. Niall O’Hagan steps straight out of her fantasies and right into her life, and the powerful connection they share rocks her foundation. Although she's dealing with the bitterness of being betrayed by Charles and his jealousy, Niall soon stirs Lark’s awareness of the superficiality of her existence and reawakens not only her sexuality, but her soul.

If the kiss had stayed careful and guarded, she might have continued to question it. But the blindfold disappeared, and she realized she’d fallen asleep. Her eyes flew open, and he was there. Oh my God. He was there! Heated eyes watched her. Rakish dark hair fell over his forehead as he breathed hard, and the morning sun lit up the world behind him. She took a deep, shuddering breath to speak, but his hands moved to cup her face. He held still and closed his eyes as his lips took her mouth. Right then and there, it was very clear that this was real. That was the weight of a real man on top of her, clothed, and smelling citrusy and clean. What in the hell is happening here?

How did he get here? He was only her dream lover.

Or was he?

Confused beyond all comprehension, Lark didn’t have any time to contemplate what was really going on. His lips delivered a breath-stealing, soul-shattering kiss, and then they were all over each other. This, ah, this she knew. Lark hooked her ankle over his and put a hand on his shoulder, trying to rid him of his jacket and draw him closer. She clenched her hand in his hair as he devoured her mouth. He tasted the same as her dream lover, and she put her tongue in his mouth to savor more of that tangy sweetness.

They were both making noises they never had in her dreams, little breathy gasps and blasts of air as their mouths met and separated as they sought new angles and depths to their passion.

He made a disgruntled sound as he tried to get more comfortable in the cradle of her hips over the hindrance of clothes, and she realized she really wasn’t dreaming anymore. He nibbled on her lower lip as she opened her mouth to tell him to stop, but then she was carried away in the undercurrent of his large, warm hands, which were caressing the skin of her stomach beneath her hoodie and T-shirt. She continued to accept his kisses but pawed down her still zipped-up sweat jacket. Okay, so she was still clothed. He was rock hard against her, and he ground his hips into her, a disbelieving grunt escaping his lips. Lark rolled her eyes back, shivering at the jolt that went through her.

“Wh— Mmm. Whoa. Stop!” She finally managed to say against his mouth. She furrowed her eyebrows and scrutinized him as he breathed in and out, bracing himself on the weight of his hands above her, his bright green eyes bearing into hers. His face was the face of her dreams—the sensual, bowed lips and cleft chin, the built body, and the thick hair. His hair… She blinked. It was cut at the nape and styled for a day at work. She glanced down at what he was wearing.

“Um, why are you wearing a suit and tie this time?” she asked, squinting against the sunlight. Please, God, let this be a dream. He moved his head, putting her in shade.

“This time?” He lifted an eyebrow, perplexed. “You’ll have to forgive me, lass, but I’ve no idea what the devil you’re talking about.” He maneuvered himself off her and sat upright at the end of the swing.

She tucked her feet against her and sat up, unable to do anything more than blink at him in utter disbelief.

“I was coming up to knock on the door when I saw you lying here, and given how you were tossing and the noises you were making, it looked like maybe you were having some sort of a seizure.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Roxanne D. Howard is a romance novelist who resides in the mid-western United States. Her first award-winning novel, At the Heart of the Stone, was published in February 2016 with Loose Id. Her other titles include Chicks Dig the Accent, and the recently released three-part Costa Mesa Series. Roxanne is a U.S. Army veteran, and has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. She is also an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and loves everything related to marine biology. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, several pets, and loves to spend time with her husband and children when she's not writing. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and she can be contacted at author@roxannedhoward.com. To find out more, please visit her website at roxannedhoward.com.

Note: Winner of the Coffee Time Romance Reviewer's Award!

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Dangerous in a Kilt by Anna Durand #erotic #romance

Anna Durand will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

If your book were made into a movie, who would you want to play your main characters?
For an authentic Scotsman, Gerard Butler would be fantastic—but Chris Hemsworth would also make an awesome Lachlan! For Erica, I'd love to see Natalie Portman or Rachel McAdams in the role. They both have the quirkiness that is quintessentially Erica.

How do you come up with the titles of your books?
Sometimes, the titles just pop into my mind; other times, I have to brainstorm ideas until I find the right one. I try to give each book a name that speaks to something in the story or an overriding theme of the book. With Dangerous in a Kilt, the title came to me while I was a writing a scene in which Erica tells Lachlan hot guys are dangerous. Add in the kilt, for the Scottish element, and voila! A book is named.

What does your writing space look like?
Messy! Unfortunately, this is usually the case. I try to tame the mess, but it always returns. I have a dictionary and multiple thesauruses on hand, within easy reach, for those times when I need a little help getting the creative juices flowing.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
Reading, of course, but also playing with my new puppies, making jewelry, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. Much of what I do for fun finds its way into my books, though, since writers don't really have "off time." My brain is always hunting for new ideas!

What is your favourite color?
Red—and its child color, pink. I love the bright, vibrant red of cherries. It's a very passionate color!

What is your favourite pleasure food?
Popcorn, preferably with chocolate. There's just something about the sweet and the salty I can't resist.

What is your favourite season?
I love springtime, when the snow has melted, the grass turns green, and the wildflowers pop up in droves. Daisies are my favorite. After a long winter, I look forward to the return of the foliage.

What is your favourite television show?
My favorite show is also my guilty pleasure—Lucifer. It's paranormal, which I love, but it also has plenty of humor and a touch of romance. I love the fish-out-of-water aspect of the story, as well as how the devil plays the piano and sings.

What is your favourite movie?
Knight and Day with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Anytime I've had a bad day and need cheering up, I pop this into the DVD player. I love the rip-roaring action and the romance, but I also enjoy knowing the lead actors did many of their own stunts. That makes it all the more fun to watch.

Who is your favourite actor?
Oooh, that's a hard one! Having recently watched both Jurassic World (again!) and Guardians of the Galaxy (again!), I'd have to say Chris Pratt. He can do the humor, but he's also a great action hero.

What is your favourite song?
Wow, that's even harder to choose! I love music and listen it to whenever I'm writing, but my favorite tends to change from day to day. Right now, I'm loving "I Believe in You" by Michael Bublé, from his newest album. The first time I heard the song, it made me think of my work-in-progress, Wicked in a Kilt, the second book in the Hot Scots series. The song epitomizes the relationship between the hero, Aidan, and the woman he longs to win.

What is your favourite comfort clothing attire?
You'll find me lounging in sweats, T-shirt, and slippers—pink plaid slippers, of course!

What books might we find on your bedside table?
Since I read mainly on my Kindle, I tend to have a lot of books on the table! Right now, I'm perusing The Naughty Little Book of Gaelic, a kind of glossary of dirty phrases and curse words. The book is published by a university press, so it's high-brow naughtiness.

Describe yourself in three words.
Quirky, determined, cheerful.

Good-girl Erica Teague is out on bail, charged with a crime her ex-lover committed. Her desperate bid to experience one wild night of sizzling sex, before her trial and certain conviction, lands her in the arms of Lachlan MacTaggart, a hot Scot with a secret past. She can't resist his offer to enjoy one month of sex and companionship with no strings. But when their hot fling gets personal, can their passion free their imprisoned hearts?

I swigged my brandy. A flash of fruity sweetness raced over my tongue, chased by a tangy burn. Why was I waiting for a man who didn't have the courtesy to call and cancel? Enough of this. I leaped off the stool onto my five-inch heels and tottered, mirroring my stool's motion. What the hell had I been thinking, wearing stilettos for the first time in my life?

Strong hands grasped my upper arms. "Easy there."

I craned my neck to behold my would-be savior. My heart thudded.

A giant of a man peered down into my eyes, his body towering several inches above me. Whoa, mama. The heels elevated my five-four to five-ten, which must've made him well over six feet tall. Thick muscles in his impossibly broad shoulders flexed as he maintained his hold on me. The lights glistened on his short, dark hair, casting it in unearthly hues. The sensation of his fingers on my skin and the proximity of his body flooded me with heat and my mouth watered at the sight of acres of hard, defined muscles straining his skintight black T-shirt. His powerful thighs vanished under a kilt, its plaid woven in pastel shades of green and blue with orange lines threaded through them. The blue in the fabric echoed his pale eyes, which studied me with electrifying interest. Black combat boots covered his feet but somehow, combined with his angular features, they lent him a rugged appeal.

I raked my gaze over his body, drinking in every inch of him, until our gazes intersected.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Anna Durand is an award-winning romance writer specializing in steamy romances populated with spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. Her romances have to date won eight awards and her novel Intuition was a 2016 RONE Award nominee, while her short story Tempted by a Kiss was a finalist in The Romance Reviews 2016 Readers' Choice Awards. Anna also maintains a blog, Spunk & Hunks, where she writes her own articles and reviews romance books, as well as hosting wonderful guest authors.

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