Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Tommaso by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Posted May 24, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 0 Comments

 

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Title:
 Tommaso
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Series: Immortal Matchmakers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: P&S, Inc
Release Date: May 23rd 2016
ISBN: 9781943983018
Format: Paperback/eBook, 300 pages

Book Description:

From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff…

TOMMASO, Book #2, Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. Series (Standalone)

SOMETIMES, HOT MEN CAN BE REAL MONSTERS…

Tommaso Fierro is used to the finer things in life—nice suits, nice car, nice house. Okay, his past isn’t so nice, but that’s in the past. Or at least it was until he blacked out after meeting the woman of his dreams.

Annnd possibly capturing her.

Annnd possibly terrorizing her before she got away.

Annnd discovering that he’s turning into a horrible creature he loathes with all his heart.

Luckily, there’s a cure. Unluckily, it will require him to track this woman down and convince her to give him a second chance. But if he finds her, will she ever believe that he’s really not a monster?

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Excerpt

PROLOGUE

Lying in bed, I sifted through the darkness with my tired eyes, in search of the strange noise coming from…

Holy crap! It’s above me!

The dark figure came into focus, and I let out a yelp that should’ve been a terror-filled scream. What in the name of fuck is that? I thought, feeling my entire body turn ice cold with fear.

In the yellow light of my alarm clock, I saw the monster’s face hovering over mine, its eyes pits of glowing crimson swirling with black.

Oh shit. Oh shit. What is that? I opened my mouth to finally deliver that scream, but the beast quickly slapped its sickly hand over my lips to muffle the noise.

Oh, God. Help me. He smelled like death and evil. He smelled like desolation and despair—everything bad in this world mixed together.

Knowing I was about to die, I felt my eyes begin to tear.

“Please,” I mumbled through the gaps in its sticky fingers, the unmistakable smell of dried blood filling my nostrils. “Please don’t kill me.”

Slowly, it dipped its head, allowing me to see its face up close.

Christ. He’s human. Or something humanlike, resembling a man covered in black soot and the stench of death.

“Please, I’m begging you—just let me go,” I whimpered.

The man slid his hand from my mouth, studying me. Then there was a flash of something I didn’t expect in their depths: fear.

“Save. Me,” he mumbled in a deep gargle. “Please…save…me…”

What the…? I was the one who needed saving!

“I think it’s the oth-other way around,” I stuttered and then reached for the reading lamp to my side and swung. He stopped it inches from his face, and an icy rage replaced any semblance of kinder, gentler emotions.

He roared and then grabbed me by the hair, dragging me from my bed.

“Let go!” I yelled, and he did. He tossed me to the floor as if I were completely weightless.

Oh, God. He was so strong.

I yelled for help, but no one was coming. I lived alone out in the middle of the desert.

Looking pleased by my fear, he reached into the waistband of whatever he wore as clothing and drew a buck knife or machete or something one might use to murder an innocent twenty-six-year-old golf instructor who lived ten miles outside of Palm Springs, liked to binge on crunchy food, and owned two Jeeps, a cat that hated her, and four rescue chickens. Yeah. It was that kind of knife. A really, really big fucking knife.

“Oh, God. Please no. Please…I’m sorry,” I cried. “Whatever I did, I’m sorry!” Of course, I wasn’t sorry. I was simply terrified and wanted to live. Unfortunately, the odds were not in my favor.

I watched in terror as the blade barreled down toward my face.

About Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

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Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is a New York Times & USA Today best-selling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance. Her books have been #1 genre sellers around the world. Both traditionally and independently published, Mimi has sold over 600,000 books since publishing her first title in 2012, and she plans to spontaneously combust once she hits the one million mark. Although she obtained her international MBA and worked for over 15 years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream.

When not screaming at her computer or hosting her very inappropriate radio show (Man Candy Show on Radioslot.com), Mimi spends time with her two pirates in training, her loco-for-the-chili-pepper hubby, and her two rat terriers, DJ Princess Snowflake and Mini Me, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She continues to hope that her books will inspire a leather pants comeback (for men) and that she might make you laugh when you need it most.

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Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: The Official Essex Sisters Companion Guide by Eloisa James & Jody Gale

Posted May 23, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 1 Comment

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Title:
 The Official Essex Sisters Companion Guide
Author(s): Eloisa James and Jody Gayle
Series: Essex Sisters
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: May 24th, 2016
ISBN: 9780062317179
Format: eBook, 100 pages

Book Description:
This is a book no Eloisa James fan should miss! Eloisa revisits the scintillating world of the Essex Sisters with “A Midsummer Night’s Disgrace,” a new story featuring a young lady, Cece, who would rather ruin her own reputation than endure further speculation about whether her children will be “silly,” like her brother, Billy. Happily for fans of Pleasure for Pleasure, Cece’s best friend is Josie, Countess of Mayne!

Just as exciting, the Companion includes not only Eloisa’s original notes about each book and her “extra” chapters, but a 170 page alternate ending to Kiss Me, Annabel. Eloisa discarded this shockingly different plot after writing one draft, and the published novel went in an entirely new direction. Make up your own mind about which is better-Eloisa’s original, or the final book!

Super fan Jody Gayle’s engaging guide includes essays about fascinating historical details, including period fashion designs. Explore the world of horse racing and tour the London theater scene. Delve into the rich history and deep literary tradition that makes Eloisa one of the top writers of historical romance.

The Companion also gives you a sneak peek at Eloisa’s newest full-length novella, “A Gentleman Never Tells”-which springs from the world of the Essex Sisters! What will happen when one of the men who ruined an heiress’ debut by labeling her a “Wooly Breeder” (and Josie Essex a “Scottish Sausage”) decides that it’s time to make amends?

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Excerpt

The Boundaries of a Book by Eloisa James

When Jody first approached me with the idea for an Essex Sisters companion consisting of historical essays addressing various aspects of the novels, I imagined contributing a couple of pages. But once we began discussing possibilities that went beyond historical investigation, my contribution grew to include an original novella, extra material that had previously been published only on my website, and this narrative essay, which traces my initial idea for the quartet to an “extra” chapter set a decade after Pleasure for Pleasure, the final book in the series. While Jody and I quickly agreed to include material already available to readers, the really crucial question for me had to do with Kiss Me, Annabel, which exists in sharply different versions.

The original plot of Kiss Me sprang from the fact that my husband is an observant Catholic, whereas I was introduced as a child to a confusing medley of religions, from Lutheran to Buddhist, none of which I now practice. I wanted to write a novel in which hero and heroine are not of one mind with respect to faith.

My editor at the time found the second half of the novel far too dark. The change she requested required me to cut the last nineteen chapters and rewrite them. As it happened, I was reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books aloud to my daughter at the time; I credit those books with inspiring me to reshape my overly dark story into a lighthearted road trip (with a detour into the mysteries of butter churning).

The two endings are so different that I don’t think it’s possible to say that one is “better” than the other. Reading the original draft all these years later, I love the focus on Ewan’s faith, as well as all the drama.  But I might as well add that when I recounted the original plot to my current editor, Carrie Feron, her eyes grew round and she said that she likely would have found the story a bit dark.

For me, including the original half of Kiss Me, Annabel here definitively transformed this companion from a bunch of complementary essays to something that questioned our conception of a genre novel. Why shouldn’t a book exist in two different versions, as long as each ends happily? Why shouldn’t a reader be able to follow—and take pleasure in—two completely different paths by which the same characters end up in the same place?

Once I accepted that, the temptation to meddle with other parts of the series was irresistible. As I again immersed myself in the world of the Essex Sisters, I found loose ends in Pleasure for Pleasure that, interestingly enough, all had to do with bullying. The novel is a reader favorite, not least because Josie’s experience of being labeled with the horrid nickname the “Scottish Sausage” resonates with so many readers. What happened to the other girls mentioned in the book, who were ostracized along with Josie? What about the young lady deemed unmarriageable because her brother was “silly,” leading everyone to assume that her children would be cognitively impaired? Or the “Wooly Breeder,” so named because she had unruly, curly hair and a father who owned many sheep?

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Part of the reason this companion took two years to assemble was that I found myself writing new, discrete novellas to answer those questions. A Midsummer Night’s Disgrace, included here, tells the story of the sister of “Silly Billy,” and her recognition that she was tired of being shunned; instead of silly, she chooses to be scandalous. A Gentleman Never Tells, another new novella, is being published in tandem with the companion; it answers the question of what happened to the “Wooly Breeder,” while also considering the long-term consequences of bullying on the bully. I hope readers will be happy to see that Josie and her husband, the Earl of Mayne, make a brief appearance in the companion, and then reappear in company with their daughter in A Gentleman Never Tells.

About Eloisa James

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ELOISA JAMES is a New York Times best-selling author and professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York, but who can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

About Jody Gale

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JODY GAYLE, best-selling author and researcher, likens her work to that of a literary archeologist rather than a traditional author. She is dedicated to unearthing publications of the past, and sharing these long-forgotten books … the jewels and riches of the written word. She has uncovered tens of thousands of old publications from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and wants to bring them to life, and send her readers traveling back in time.

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Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Wanderlust by Bernadette Marie

Posted May 23, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 1 Comment
Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Wanderlust by Bernadette Marie

Title: Wanderlust Author(s): Bernadette Marie Series: The Walker Family Series #4 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing Release Date: May 12th 2016 Format: eBook, 180 pages Book Description: Gia Gallow has traveled the world. Her wanderlust landed her in Georgia where she has created a life for herself away from the petty differences of relatives and domineering ex-lovers. Having settled in America, she has a successful business and dear friends—and the attention of both Dane and Russell Walker. Due to her own family’s dramas over dueling hearts, she might have to forget about her feelings for Dane to keep peace within the Walker family, but sometimes even running thousands of miles away can’t keep a heart from going after what the heart wants. And Gia’s heart wants Dane. Buy Links:  Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Excerpt   Gia walked around the counter and stood next to him. He was much taller, […]

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Good Girl by Lauren Layne

Good Girl by Lauren Layne

Title: Good Girl Author: Lauren Layne Series: Love Unexpectedly #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Loveswept Release Date: May 17th, 2016 ISBN: 9780399593994 Format: eBook, 220 pages Book Description: Lauren Layne brings all the unpredictable heat of her USA Today bestseller Blurred Lines to an all-new cast of characters! Country music’s favorite good girl is hiding away from the world—only to find herself bunking with a guy who makes her want to be a little bad. Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and […]

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Book Spotlight & Excerpt: Kaitlin’s Tale by Christine Amsden

Posted May 16, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight / 0 Comments
Book Spotlight & Excerpt: Kaitlin’s Tale by Christine Amsden

Title: Kaitlin’s Tale Author: Christine Amsden Series: Cassie Scott Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: May 16th, 2016 Format: eBook Book Description: Kaitlin Mayer is on the run from the father of her baby – a vampire who wants her to join him in deadly eternity. Terrified for her young son, she seeks sanctuary with the Hunters Guild. Yet they have their own plans for her son, and her hopes of safety are soon shattered. When she runs into Matthew Blair, an old nemesis with an agenda of his own, she dares to hope for a new escape. But Matthew is a telepath, and Kaitlin’s past is full of dark secrets she never intended to reveal. *Companion to the Cassie Scot Series Buy Links:  Christine Amsden Amazon Page Book Links: Goodreads Excerpt – Chapter One To: Cassie.Scot@gmail.com From: Kaitlin.Meyer12@gmail.com Re: Jason is Dead Jason is dead. Go ahead. Say “I told you so.” You never do, but […]

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Book Spotlight, Excerpt &#Giveaway: Deadly Testimony by Piper J. Drake

Posted May 10, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 0 Comments
Book Spotlight, Excerpt &#Giveaway: Deadly Testimony by Piper J. Drake

Kyle Yuen’s life is in danger and Lizzy Scott will stop at nothing to protect him. He’s arrogant, annoying and completely irresistible. They’ll risk it all to keep each other safe even if it means walking away when the danger has passed. Fans of Marie Force’s Fatal series or Laura Kaye’s Hard As It Gets, will love this romantic suspense series from Piper J. Drake and Carina Press.  Title: Deadly Testimony Author(s): Piper J. Drake Series: Safeguard #2 Genre: Romantic Suspense Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: May 9, 2016 Format: eBook, 213 pages Book Description: The stakes have never been higher as an elite team member must outwit a dangerous killer and save the man she’s sworn to protect. The second installment of the exhilarating Safeguard series from Piper J. Drake. Kyle Yeun didn’t start out bad and he doesn’t intend to end his life while on the wrong side […]

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Review: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

Posted May 9, 2016 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

Chained by Night by Larissa Ione Narrator: Amy Landon Genres: Paranormal Romance Published by Pocket Books on September 30th 2014 Format: Audiobook Pages: 416 Source: Personal Copy Reviewed by: SherriPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Larissa Ione sets the night on fire with a thrilling new novel of irresistible hungers and immortal enemies in a world as sensual and dark as her Demonica series … THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction – or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans. […]

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Book Spotlight: Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs by Sally S. Smith & Jean Steffens

Posted May 3, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 1 Comment
Book Spotlight: Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs by Sally S. Smith & Jean Steffens

Title: Passion, Poison, & Puppy Dogs Author(s): Sally S. Smith & Jean Steffens Series: A Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery Genre: Cozy Mystery Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing Release Date: April 20th, 2016 ISBN: 9781943587469 Format: eBook, 2016 pages Book Description: —In this dog eat dog world, it’s people you have to keep your eye on. When Lizzie Jones, pet sitter extraordinaire, is asked to watch over her best friend’s two spoiled dogs at the posh gated community of Craggy Hill Estates, the last things she expects is to wind up in the middle of a homicide. But that’s exactly what happens when she finds her best friend’s cheating husband and Danger Cove’s celebrity bodybuilder champ, Mr. Jupiter, floating face down in his hot tub. To make matters worse, the police aren’t looking any further than the wife for a suspect—isn’t it always the wife? Well, not in this case—at least […]

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Blog Ahead 2016: May 1st – 15th

Posted May 1, 2016 by Sherri in Features / 0 Comments
Blog Ahead 2016: May 1st – 15th

Blog Ahead May 2016! Challenge Dates May 1st-15th My Goals Set a realistic blogging schedule for myself. Current Post Status:  Zip, Zilch, Zero, Nada! Goal: 15 posts by the end of the Challenge Types of Posts that Count? Any posts that you finish in May and will publish May 1st or later…count! Meme, review, guest post, interview, discussion. Cooking posts, pet posts, photo posts, etc. Posts do NOT have to be book related. Goals Completed – 2/15 ♥ For each completed post the date scheduled and post name will be identified. Post 1 – Spotlight Feature for His Undercover Princess by Avery Flynn (5/2) Post 2 – Book Spotlight: Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs by Sally S. Smith & Jean Steffens (5/3) Post 3 – Book Spotlight, Excerpt &#Giveaway: Deadly Testimony by Piper J. Drake (5/10) Post 4 – Book Spotlight Feature: Kaitlin’s Tale by Christine Amsden (5/16) Post 5 – Post 6 – Post 7 – […]

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