Monday, December 1, 2014

[Cover Reveal] Time Out, Valentine by Melinda Dozier



Time Out, Valentine
by Melinda Dozier
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: January 2015

And here's the amazing Time Out, Valentine cover ...



BLURB


Lexi’s life is one big dump. Or so she thinks. To keep her mind off her latest breakup, she stays busy with work. It’s no big deal, since writing for Time Out Portland Magazine is a blast…except for the one small snag – Grant Reeds. Grant, a shy but sexy computer geek, is new to Time Out, working as the Networking Director for the online magazine. Even though Lexi thinks he doesn’t notice her, he sure as hell does. The owners have a plan for their upcoming Valentine’s Special, pairing up the two to explore romantic date ideas around the city. Soon, Lexi and Grant learn that the old adage, “Opposites Attract,” can ring true.


EXCERPT

Grant sipped his beer and surveyed the room around them—anywhere but at the siren next to him, with her fancy drink, an umbrella hanging off the side. Overhead lights strobed the room, gleaming in all directions. The DJ announced a new song and a new crowd rushed to the dance floor, leaving them more alone in the back of the room. Thank God.


It was stifling hot. He tugged his collar from his neck and rolled the sleeves of his white button-up. His glasses slid down his nose, forcing him to take them off and put them in his shirt pocket.


Luckily in that part of the room, the music wasn’t so loud that they had to scream to converse. He only raised his voice a fraction to ask her the question he’d been wondering since they set foot in the place. “So, you think this is romantic enough for a Valentine's date?"


She batted her long lashes in his direction and smirked. “There’s low lights.”


“Yeah and loud music, people all around.” To help prove his point, someone bumped him in the back, pushing him closer to Lexi. His hand circled her waist and rested on her hip.


She sipped the drink, moving the umbrella with her other hand, then licked her lips. “It’sthe place to be. All trendy couples find their way here.” She cocked her head. “What would make it more romantic? Kissing?”


A slow smile formed and he faced her. Not a bad idea. “Actually, yeah.” He placed his bottle on the table behind them, cracked his knuckles and stretched his neck.


She laughed nervously, putting her weight on another sexy as hell foot. “What? You’re gonna kiss me? For real?”


“We need romance.” He grabbed her cup and put it next to his bottle. His gaze dropped to her mouth.


“You kissing me won’t—”


He placed his thumb on her lips. “Shhh. Stop talking so we can be romantic.”


AUTHOR BIO


After hectic days of teaching English to middle school students, Melinda finds time to write and read in the evenings. She lives in Guatemala, Central America with her husband/ college sweetheart who brings "mucho amor" to her life. Melinda enjoys being the queen of her household and dreams of being pampered fully by her three boys once they are grown. Melinda's guilty pleasures include reality t.v., traveling, blogging and playing Zynga games.


LINKS
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GIVEAWAY
Melinda will be giving away a $5 Barnes and Noble or Books a Million eGift Card.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

[New Release] Forgotten No More by Christina McKnight

Title: Forgotten No More
Series: A Lady Forsaken, Book Two
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Release Date: November 20, 2014
Word Count: 83,000
Cover Artist: LFD Designs for Authors


Buy Links
Amazon Print - http://amzn.to/1ujssNu
B&N – Coming soon!
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Apple – Coming soon!
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Createspace - http://bit.ly/1v0yzZ6


About the Book:

A lady forgotten by all...

Ruby St. Augustin must find the truth of her past to determine what her future holds. She only has a short time in London to uncover the identity of her real father and the secrets behind her birth. If anyone learns of her mission, she will disgrace everyone she holds dear. What she doesn’t expect is to draw the attention of a man who doesn’t care about his reputation or her past.

A man mesmerized by one...

Harold Jakeston is a man without wealth or title. Resigned to a life he loathes, Harold has the chance at a few weeks of freedom before being trapped in a future he wants no part of. When he’s drawn into the mysterious quest of a woman from his past, he embraces the opportunity to forget the life that awaits him. What he never anticipated is falling in love with a woman who ignites his desire to create a new future for himself and for her.   

A love neither can abandon...




About the Author:
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.




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Monday, October 13, 2014

[Guest Post] Rogue's Paradise by Jeffe Kennedy

Title: Rogue’s Paradise
Series: Covenant of Thorns Series, Book Three
Author: Jeffe Kennedy

Pregnant, possessed, and in love with a man I don’t dare to trust-those are the consequences of the risks I took to save my life. But Faerie, the land of blood and magic, is filled with bitter ironies, and the bargains I made now threaten me and my unborn child.

The darkly sensual fae noble Rogue still tempts me to danger and desire. As we await the birth of our child, I’ve been forced to question whether our offspring is part of a bargain Rogue once made to save himself. He can’t tell me the truth due to a spell the vicious Queen Titania has him under. Would he betray our family against his will? Could I ever forgive him if he does?

Rogue insists on an eternal commitment from me, even as Titania’s forces close in on us. I don’t know if Rogue and I can withstand her onslaught, or that of the beast within me. But I will not stop looking for answers-even if it brings the walls of Faerie crashing down.



The Allure of the Masquerade
I’ve collected masks for most of my life. I started as a kid, really, saving my Halloween masks and hanging them on the wall.

No, I wasn’t a creepy kid – why do you ask?

I particularly remember my Halloween costume the year I was five. This was back in the Terribly Cheesy Days of thin polyester that barely lasted the night and rigid plastic masks. I was a princess, with a pink gown and a pretty face mask that included molded plastic “hair” on the sides. Inside, I felt like a beautiful princess and I imagined that’s what everyone saw. Later, when the photographs were developed, the difference between what I thought I looked like and what the picture actually showed. 

As I grew up, I developed better taste in masks, for starters, and I also discovered that what’s most important about wearing a mask is how it makes you feel inside. A masquerade allows us to pretend to be someone else. It immediately lends a sense of the exotic, the mysterious and the sensual. Masks are also a metaphor for the secrets we keep and the ways we protect ourselves.

I use masks a fair amount in my Covenant of Thorns trilogy, which just culminated in Rogue’s 

Paradise. Because the books take place almost entirely in Faerie, the masks serve to highlight the ways that the fae are alien. There’s a masquerade ball where the evil queen actually wears another fae’s face as her mask, complete with dripping blood. In Rogue’s Paradise, people become entire costumes, worn by others as disguises.

Not to mention the ways the heroine, Gwynn’s use of magic transforms her own face.

I’ve come a long way since the days of my plastic princess mask. But I’ll never forget the way that costume made me feel inside.


Very much like Gwynn feels dancing at the ball in Rogue’s arms. 




About the Author:
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.

Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and a fifth, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, will release starting in July.

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Foreword Literary.



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