Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: A SEAL’s Vow by Cora Seton

Posted June 22, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Contemporary Romance, Giveaways / 4 Comments

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Title:
 A Seal’s Vow
Author: Cora Seton
Series: The SEALs of Chance Creek #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military
Publisher: One Acre Press
Release Date: June 7th, 2016
Format: eBook, 279 pages

Book Description:

After fifteen long, dangerous years in the service, Navy SEAL Clay Pickett is ready for his new mission: build a model sustainable community and show the world an exciting alternative to a consumption-based life. If that means he’s got a deadline to find a wife in order to win the reality TV show that’s filming his sustainable adventure, so be it. He’s got just the woman for the job in mind: beautiful, dedicated Nora Ridgeway.

When Nora left her job as a school teacher in Baltimore to live a simpler, Jane Austen style life in Montana with her friends, she was relieved to escape the escalating threats of violence from an unknown student stalker, but she can’t help feeling she’s abandoned the other high schoolers who put their faith in her. She’s torn about Clay’s advances, too. On the one hand she’s never met anyone like the strong, sexy SEAL. On the other hand, life’s taught her to take relationships slow—and Clay’s on a deadline.

When arson strikes and Nora disappears, Clay knows he’ll need every trick he learned in his time with the SEALs to track her down and save her life.

Can two people caught by their pasts have a chance at a future?

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Book Links: Goodreads

Excerpt

When Clay looked at her like that she thought she could handle anything, but Nora figured it wouldn’t do to let him know the effect he had on her. She was glad that with the big crowd gathering around the empty firepit, the cameras had too much to focus on to be filming them. “We’ve got a lot of work to do before we can think about that,” she warned him.

“Yes, ma’am.”

She bit back a smile. “Why do I get the feeling you were a handful back in school?”

“What makes you think I’m not a handful now?”

Her gaze dropped below his belt buckle. “Several handfuls, from what I’ve seen.” Nora swallowed. Maybe Clay hadn’t heard that.

“Did you seriously just say that out loud?” Clay asked her.

“I think I did.” Nora giggled, tried to cover it up and snorted instead. A laugh escaped her tightly compressed lips. She never said things like that. And she never snorted. Another unladylike sound slipped out.

“Handfuls?” he repeated. He set his plate down. “Handfuls.”

“Several.” Nora giggled again.

“Were you drinking the cooking sherry again?”

“I think Kai slipped me something.” He must have, because suddenly, perched on a log next to Clay, eating solar-cooked stew, she felt—relaxed.

Clay leaned in and kissed her neck. “We can measure those handfuls later if you like.”

“No sex. You’re not supposed to distract me from my work, remember,” she whispered back, his lips sending shivers down her spine.

“I never agreed to any of that.” he agreed. “We can at least cop a lot of feels while you’re writing, right?”

Nora laughed out loud and several heads turned their way. Clay kissed her neck again. “Can we go to your tent right now?” he whispered in her ear.

“No.”

About Cora Seton

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Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle nine years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.

Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a neglected one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. Visit www.coraseton.com to read about new releases, contests and other cool events!

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Book Spotlight and Excerpt: His Lass Wears Tartan by Kathleen Shaputis

Posted June 20, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight / 1 Comment

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Title:
 His Lass Wears Tartan
Author: Kathleen Shaputis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Release Date: June 20th 2016
Format: Paperback and eBook, 270 pages

Book Description:

Independent and dedicatedly single, Rogue Bruce enjoys running Castle Baillie with her Aunt Baillie from America. They specialize in romantic Elizabethan-themed weddings, complete with resident ghost, Lord Kai (nothing like a haunted castle to set the mood for love). But love is something Rogue is not the least bit interested in. Content with her work and stable of horses, no man is necessary for her happiness.

Matchmaking is in the air, though, focusing on Bruce MacKenzie, a Thor in plaid and jeans from town, and Jonathan Olson, a snobbish Rhett Butler type. With two men after her heart (she’d thought safely locked away), Rogue is torn with confusion. Murder and a psychic yank the soundtrack of Rogue’s life from romantic to scary, while she has choices to make in this sizzling triangle.

Buy Links:  Amazon • Barnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads

Excerpt

“Who created these torture devices for women?” Rogue muttered as the high-heeled ankle boots her glittery Seattle friend, Rafael, had picked out for her squeezed her toes. Dashing around the white-silk-draped chairs inside the reception tent set up on the castle grounds, she lifted her floor-length emerald skirt of fluff and ribbons and screamed internally about her aching feet. Her steps made soft clicks on the temporary polished flooring. “Spike heels make my legs look better, she tells me. Heels? Seriously? Buried under twenty yards of bloody material, no one will notice, I swear, and this dress weighs a ton.”

Why must my bloody underwear be authentic if no one knows or sees it? Seriously, another full day of endless agony in this restrictive Elizabethan costume of layered torture. You know an evil man must have created the corset. No woman would have designed something so miserable and called it fashionable. How many times had she pleaded with Aunt Baillie to let her wear something soft, something comfortable like pants and a jacket? Her aunt’s normally sweet face would transform into a stony glare, forcing Rogue to relent and don one of the many costumes made specifically for her.

“The Baillie Castle Bed and Breakfast promises a fairy-tale environment for couples in love and bridal parties and a stop-time fantasy for families and guests,” Rogue mimicked her American aunt and business partner. “These expensive weddings pay the taxes and daily upkeep of your renovated castle.”

Rogue could barely breathe in the tightly wrapped bodice as she rounded out of the heated white tent, her eyes on the temporary stone path placed in the soggy Scottish mud. Plowing into something solid, Rogue cursed and frantically reached out, wobbling on the spiked heels. Grabbing at anything, her fingers found soft, crushable flannel before warm, strong hands wrapped around her wrists. Staring at the manly fingers holding her steady, Rogue’s eyes traveled up the long, chiseled arms of a young man to his concerned face, locking eyes with her.

“Ya be all right, miss?”

His baritone voice tickled her ears, causing the breath to catch in her throat as the heat from his grasp flushed in a wave across her face. All she could handle was a weak nod while staring at his serious face framed with shaggy blond hair, a chill breeze lifting the bangs from his ruddy forehead. His oddly green eyes blinked above a well-freckled nose and broke the spell.

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About Kathleen Shaputis

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Kathleen Shaputis, author/ghostwriter, lives in the glorious Pacific Northwest with her husband, Bob, a clowder of cats and two pompously protective Pomeranians with little social aptitude, Brugh and Bouncer. If not writing, she’s busy reading and watching romantic comedies, her ultimate paradise.

 

Book Spotlight, Exceprt & #Giveaway: Falling For Sarah by Cate Beauman

Book Spotlight, Exceprt & #Giveaway: Falling For Sarah by Cate Beauman

Title: Falling for Sarah Author: Cate Beauman Series: The Bodyguards Of L.A. County #2 Genre: Romantic Suspense Release Date: October 15th 2012 Format: Paperback / eBook, 384 pages Book Description: Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she’s found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood’s A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee… until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss. Sarah’s world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband’s memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won’t stop until he has what he prizes most. Buy Links:  Amazon • Barnes & Noble • iTunes • Kobo […]

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Cover Reveal: The Deep End by Kristen Ashley

Posted June 14, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight / 0 Comments
Cover Reveal: The Deep End by Kristen Ashley

About the Book Title: The Deep End Author: Kristen Ashley Series:  Book 1 in the Honey Series Genre:  Romance, BDSM Anticipated Release Date:  March 7, 2017 Book Links:  Goodreads Pre-Order “The Deep End”: Amazon | iBooks | Books a Million | GooglePlay | Kobo Book Blurb: Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are pleasure slaves committed to fulfilling a woman’s every desire. At the elite Honey club, no boundary will be left untested, and one’s darkest desires will become a sensual reality. Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him craves the lifestyle offered by this secret, exclusive club. When Amèlie invites Olivier to surrender, she pushes him to explore his deepest desires as a submissive. As they grow closer and find themselves falling harder than either of them anticipated, the truth about Olivier’s past could threaten […]

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Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Dishoner Thy Wife by Belinda Austin

Posted June 13, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 0 Comments
Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Dishoner Thy Wife by Belinda Austin

Title: Dishonor Thy Wife Author: Belinda Austin Genre: Romantic SuspenseMystery Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing Release Date: June 13, 2016 Format: Paperback/eBook, 355 pages Book Description: A Psychological Thriller of Sexual Obsession and a Twisted Romance. Ronni and Brad have an arranged marriage. Six years ago, he broke off with his fiancée or else face jail time for getting the then underage Ronni pregnant, i.e. statutory rape. The couple has not slept together since. The spoiled Brad is resentful and can be verbally abusive to both Ronni and their daughter who he mostly ignores. Brad is not the only one trapped in an unwanted marriage. Ronni was a dirt-poor teenager when her grandfather forced her to marry the rich medical student. She is simply trying to make the best of a bad marriage until she can finish college and be able to support herself and Traci. One day after a medical conference, Brad returns home […]

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Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Planning for Love by Ellen Butler

Posted June 10, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 0 Comments
Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Planning for Love by Ellen Butler

Title: Planning for Love Author: Ellen Butler Series: Love, California Style #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Crimson Romance Release Date: January 26th 2015 Format: eBook, 2016 pages Book Description: Poppy Reagan is a Type A personality who runs her professional life with the precision of a Swiss watch. After catching her latest boyfriend cheating, she decides it’s time to take her dating life as seriously as she does her business. She swears off the bad boys and strategically maps out a plan to find an honest, attractive man to become her life partner. As she works her way through a summer of dates ranging from crazy to plain boring, she begins to wonder if her soulmate’s even on the same coast. Her foolish emotional spirit secretly yearns for the sexy Ohio dermatologist she met on a trip to Hawaii last year. The one who she insists is “just a friend,” because […]

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Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: A Bodyguard of Lies by Donna Del Oro

Posted June 9, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 4 Comments
Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: A Bodyguard of Lies by Donna Del Oro

Title: A Bodyguard of Lies Author: Donna Del Oro Series: The Jake Bernstein FBI Series Book 1 Genre: Romantic Suspense Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc Release Date: June 8th 2016 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc Format: Print and eBook, 320 pages Book Description: The past and present collide as FBI analyst Jake Bernstein is recruited to go undercover and investigate an elderly American grandmother, currently on a tour of England and Ireland with her granddaughter, who is suspected of WWII war crimes. Jake joins them and runs into complications when his growing attraction to the granddaughter challenges his obligation to remain emotionally detached. As the investigation intensifies, a neo-Nazi group tries to prevent him from learning the truth and achieve justice for all concerned. Danger mounts, and Jake struggles to stay alive long enough to either prove the old woman’s guilt or exonerate her. Despite Meg Larsen’s mounting passion for the stranger […]

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Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: A Fairytale Bride by Hope Ramsay

Posted June 7, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 0 Comments
Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: A Fairytale Bride by Hope Ramsay

Title: A Fairytale Bride Author: Hope Ramsay Series: Chapel of Love #0.5 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Forever Yours Release Date: June 7th, 2016 Format: eBook, 85 pages Book Description: A CHAPEL OF LOVE SHORT STORY

 After a very public career disaster, journalist Jeff Talbert-Lyndon wants to escape from the world. Picturesque Shenadoah Falls, Virginia, seems like the perfect place to relax and regroup before heading back to real life. But when he discovers the charming bookstore Secondhand Prose – and its lovely, slightly overwhelmed owner- he finds a part-time job and a very tempting reason to stay… Melissa Portman is fighting a losing battle when it comes to saving her grandmother’s store – and selling the historic building may be her only option. Yet when a handsome stranger wanders in one day, she wonders if her very own fairytale is just beginning… Buy Links:  Amazon • Barnes & Noble • iTunes • Kobo • Google Book […]

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Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: From Fake to Forever by Jennifer Shirk

Posted June 7, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 3 Comments
Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: From Fake to Forever by Jennifer Shirk

Title: From Fake to Forever Author: Jennifer Shirk Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss) Release Date: June 6th, 2016 Format: Paperback and eBook, 208 pages Book Description: Sandra Moyer’s preschool is struggling, so she reluctantly agrees to let super-famous actor Ben Capshaw research a role there. Ben’s always joking around, never serious, but there’s something about the buttoned-up, beautiful Sandra and her young daughter that makes him want to take life more seriously. But Sandra won’t trust him—what if it’s all an act, research for the role? As the lines between make-believe and reality blur, Ben will have to decide if love is worth casting aside the role of his life for a new role…that could last a lifetime. Buy Links:  Amazon • Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Excerpt From the corner of her eye, Sandra Moyer noticed a tall, bearded man leaning against the playground fence and automatically tensed. […]

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Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: From This Day Forward by Lauren Layne

Posted June 6, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 0 Comments
Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: From This Day Forward by Lauren Layne

Title: From This Day Forward Author: Lauren Layne Series: The Wedding Belles #0.5 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Pocket Star Release Date: June 6th, 20166 Format: eBook, 100 pages Book Description: Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in this prequel to USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne’s The Wedding Belles series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own. Up-and-coming wedding photographer Leah McHale’s career is on the rise–thanks in no small part to the Wedding Belles, the elite New York wedding planning agency that always throws top-tier business Leah’s way. So when one of the Belles asks Leah to fill in at the former First Daughter’s wedding, Leah is overjoyed to say yes–until she finds out who she’ll be working with. Jason Rhodes is the one man who was able to capture Leah’s heart and, once he had it, promptly stepped all over it and left her broken. Now […]

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