Giveaway: Ransom by Faith S. Lynn

 
Title: Ransom
Author: Faith S. Lynn
Genre: New Adult / Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 30, 2014

What would you do to get it all back?

Lynkin:
Desperate, careless, frantic, hieness, and frenzied. These are just some of the words that could describe my state of being after everything was ripped from under me. I will do anything to get it all back. And I do mean ANYTHING. I just didn’t expect what I would get in the process. She changes everything.

Sage:
Carefree pretty much sums up my entire life. My father has made sure that I have never and will never want for anything. I have a fiance on the fast track to business success and a best friend that will always be there for me. My future is set and I couldn’t be happier with it. Then it all changed in an instant. He took me away from everything that I thought I wanted, needed. Now nothing will ever be the same.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am a New Adult author. From Lies to Promises is my debut novel! I am wife to the best husband of the freaking universe and mother to 3 majorly awesome kids! Reading, Xbox, cooking and WINE just barely scrape the surface of who I am. Everyone who knows me will say I am a nerd… and I would agree. Want to know a secret? I am a super hero. True story!




I have an obsession with anything people consider odd and I think learning is the bees knees. I have an Associates degree in Business Management and was an accountant for 7 years. I know, boooring! But I like having a problem and seeing a solution.


Maybe, just maybe, this is why I enjoy writing so much!

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Giveaway: A Taste for Danger by H.K. Sterling

 
Title: A Taste for Danger
Author: H.K. Sterling
Genre: Mystery/Suspense Romance – Heat Level THREE
Publication Date: June 12, 2014

Still licking his wounds over blowing it with Carolyn Woods, the love of his life, Jack Heart drinks to excess daily. His apartment is in shambles, he’s isolated himself from all his friends, and he stumbles to the couch every night to sleep off an alcoholic stupor. All that changes when he receives a phone call with a job offer from a man he barely knew.

Suddenly, Jack must track down an embezzler inside a swanky corporation riff with politics, game-playing, and treachery. The deeper Jack goes, the more dirt he finds. Can this out-of-place detective survive and still crack the case? Not to mention certain women he works with have plans for Jack—way more than he bargained for.

One thing is certain: Jack’s taste for danger will take him to the edge of disaster.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H.K. Sterling is an author with Breathless Press known for stories with imagination, intelligence, a kick, and twist endings. H.K. likes to focus her writing on romantic suspense, science-fiction, shorts, and anything that is spicy and unexpected. Sometimes her books may even go dark. H.K. lives in Virginia with her husband who graciously puts up with her passion for writing. H.K. currently has a Short Spy Romance out called Eyes Only; a Mystery/Thriller titled A Taste For Killing; and two short stories in the Breathless Press Anthology, My Bloody Valentine. Her new book, A Taste For Danger (sequel to A Taste For Killing) has was just released on June 12, 2014. H.K.’s books are suitable for 18+.

1. H.K. loves Doctor Who.

2. H.K. once bungee jumped to celebrate a birthday. The second time H.K. dove off backwards.

3. H.K. holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree.

4. H.K. once interviewed a former Major General in the KGB.

5. H.K. has been to South America.

6. H.K. has also been to Mexico, Canada, and Kauai.

7. The day after getting a Master’s Degree, H.K. loaded up furniture and drove across the country to move to California. H.K. did this with no job waiting and $2000. H.K. was kind of stupid when younger. ;-)

8. H.K. decided where to live in California by driving down the coastline. At some point H.K. realized that Mexico was an upcoming exit. Whoops. So H.K. took the next exit which happened to be Sea World. Therefore H.K. randomly settled in San Diego. Okay, H.K. might have been really stupid when younger. Or reckless. Take your pick.

9. H.K. once lived in a commune.

10. H.K. now lives on the East Coast of the U.S.

11. H.K. is married.

12. H.K. waited a long time to get married as H.K. didn’t want to be tied down.

13. H.K. has been keeping a dream diary since 1982.

14. Holy Crap, H.K. is OLD………ISH (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone!)

15. H.K. has an alternate pen name that writes poetry, literary, new adult and co-founded an online magazine. (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone!) No, actually, it’s not a secret. :-)

16. H.K. worked as a Social Worker for a number of years.

17. H.K. also volunteered at a women’s domestic violence shelter and a free medical clinic at different times.

18. H.K. loves the videos that have started showing up of animal rescues from Hope For Paws, an animal rescue organization. See a couple of them here:

They have beautiful endings, I promise. That’s what is so special; seeing the before and after is amazing. H.K. would like to support the organization. Here is the link to their website if you want to know more:

19. H.K.’s favorite food is Mexican. However, like most writers, chocolate is a writing requirement.

20. H.K.’s current favorite songs are:

 

11 Things You Didn’t Know About A Taste For Danger
  1. A Taste For Danger is part of the “Chasing The Taste” series. The first book in the series was called A Taste For Killing. 
  2. All the books in the series focus on one or the other of two main heroes, Carolyn Woods and Jack Heart. A Taste For Killing is told from Carolyn’s point of view. A Taste For Danger is told from Jack’s point of view. Each book can also be read as a stand-alone. 
  3. Carolyn and Jack are both independent detectives who sometimes cooperate and other times compete with one another. 
  4. All the books in the “Chasing The Taste” series are about characters, both good and bad who are chasing something they feel they are missing. This might be money or fame or more nebulous things such as love or self- esteem. 
  5. A Taste For Killing takes place around the construction trade. 
  6. A Taste For Danger takes place in the arena of large corporations. 
  7. Both Jack and Carolyn have very healthy sexual appetites. But is it with each other? You have to read the books to find out. 
  8. Both books take place in a large city. Maybe New York? ; ) 
  9. Romance is not far away from Carolyn and Jack in both books, in several directions! 
  10. The author of A Taste For Danger and the “Chasing The Taste” series also wrote a short “Flirt” for Breathless Press called Eyes Only. That book was about the area of clandestine operations. 
  11. With H.K. Sterling’s penchant for mystery and suspense, you probably haven’t heard the last from Jack or Carolyn!
Twitter: @HKSterling
Email: HK.Sterling@aol.com
HK Sterling “Undercover Blog”: http://hksterling1.blogspot.com/


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Giveaway: Zane’s Choice by Mardi Maxwell

Title: Zane’s Choice
Author: Mardi Maxwell
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publication Date: August 5, 2014

 

Beautiful, curvy, Ravyn Templeton was raised by a controlling father who forced her to marry a man she detested. Three years ago her husband, Charles Dolman, took her to a BDSM club in Houston to show her how a real woman could satisfy a man. When he chose a sub and began a scene with her, Ravyn refused to watch him and watched another Dom instead. The lesson she learned that night was what a Dom could do for a woman and ever since then the unknown Dom has haunted her dreams. After years of fighting for her freedom, Ravyn has finally managed to escape her abusive marriage only to discover her ex-husband tried to have her killed.

Zane Ramsey is an Assistant District Attorney and co-owner of Club Mystique, the BDSM club he and his brothers built on their Texas ranch. He’s also the Dom Ravyn saw three years ago in Houston. When they finally meet they’re instantly attracted to each other and against his better judgment Zane begins an affair with Ravyn. When her ex-husband Charles Dolman accuses her of laundering money for Carlos Mendez’ drug cartel, and Ravyn refuses to answer Zane’s questions, he leaves her.

Ravyn is devastated but let’s Zane go to protect him. She’s being blackmailed by Carlos Mendez, and she doesn’t dare tell Zane the truth. After she’s arrested, Fate steps in and brings them together again. Now, only Zane can save her if he loves her enough to fight for her.

I was born in Utah but I’ve traveled throughout America and lived in west Texas and the mountains of Colorado. I wrote my first erotic romance in the summer of 2013. It was accepted and published that same year. Since then I’ve written three more books in the Doms of Club Mystique series. At this time I’m busy writing the fifth and final book in the series. My heroes are tough cowboys with military backgrounds and my heroines are strong, sassy and submissive. I want the reader to fall in love with my characters and feel their pain and their joy so I put a lot of emotions and suspense in my books.
Other than writing, I love to read, travel, garden, swim and hike with my family, as well as go to the local drive-in movie with a carload of friends and a huge container of home-made cheese popcorn.

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Giveaway: Spawn of Medusa by Mary Bernsen

 
Title: Spawn of Medusa
Author: Mary Bernsen
Genre: New Adult Fantasy Romance
Publication Date: June 29, 2014

Passion doesn’t always follow the rules of fate…
Raised by the Fates, Ambrosia, the daughter of Medusa, has spent her life preparing for the day when she would fulfill her destiny and avenge her mother’s murder. But when a man comes forward claiming to be the spawn of Medusa, Ambrosia’s plan becomes a lot more complicated.

Working as a prostitute, she finds Perseus, the man who took her mother’s head. Not realizing who she is, he tells Ambrosia that Medusa is still alive and that he’s on a quest to finish what he started twenty-three years ago. Needing to find the mother she’s never met, Ambrosia convinces Perseus to let her help, and together they discover the secrets that will unseal the cave that has kept her mother captive. But Perseus proves to be different than the monster Ambrosia has always envisioned him to be, and she finds herself needing him, craving his touch. But how can the daughter of Medusa love the man who made her an orphan for twenty-three years, and who kept her from the mother she never met?

 
 
 
 

Mary Bernsen is a southwest Florida native currently living in Punta Gorda with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child that she affectionately calls husband. She is a stay-at-home mother and spends her days creating characters on the good side of twenty-five because she is in serious denial about the fact that she is now on the bad side of it. She has a passion for fantasy of any kind and she reviews every book she reads on her blog Read It Write. If she isn’t having conversations with the friends in her head, you can usually find her clipping coupons or out on the boat enjoying the muddy waters of Peace River (as long as it isn’t below 80 degrees).


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Review: Branded (The Cavanaugh Brothers #1) by Laura Wright

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Branded (The Cavanaugh Brothers #1) by Laura Wright

Published: June 3rd 2014

Purchase: Amazon

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Synopsis:

In the small town of River Black, Texas, sits the Triple C—a working cattle ranch that sustains the town. But it also holds painful memories and shocking secrets for the Cavanaugh brothers…

When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father’s funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man’s surprising double life—a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest son, Deacon, a wealthy businessman who couldn’t wait to leave the ranch and move on with his life, is looking to use his powerful connections to stop Blue at any cost. He never expected the ranch’s forewoman, Mackenzie Byrd, to get in his way.

Mac knows Deacon means to destroy the ranch and therefore destroy her livelihood. But as the two battle for control, their attraction builds. Now Deacon is faced with the choice of a lifetime: Take down the Triple C to feed his need for revenge, or embrace the love of the one person who has broken down every barrier to his heart.

Review:

Love it, love it, love it! I am honestly amazed at how much this book kept me entertained. In fact this is a book that had such a kick to it was hard for me to start another book as soon as I had finished it.

I love a good contemporary cowboy romance and this was just that and so much more. With an old murder mystery (that was just heartbreaking!), a squabble over an inheritance, dealing with family secrets and a romance that has you want more, well you have a story that is hard to put down.

It all started years ago when a tragedy hits the Cavanaugh family. The daughter is kidnapped and murdered and her family just falls apart. Her best friend Mackenzie (Mac) Byrd has a clue to the murderer but the person who did this is never found. Now the father of the Cavanaugh’s is dead and each of the boys are home trying to deal with it in their own way. Deacon, the oldest son, is finally going to do what he has wanted to do for years – destroy the Triple C Ranch. Will his need for revenge overcome his need and desire for Mac to be in his life?

Branded is the start to a wonderful The Cavanaugh Brothers series and I cannot wait until the next book, Broken, comes out in October 2014. This is a book I will be preordering!

(This book was received as an ARC from the author/publisher in exchanged for an honest review.)

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Interview and Giveaway: Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne

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Welcome to my tour stop for Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne. This is an adult contemporary romance published by Harlequin.
The tour runs July 21-31 with reviews, author interviews and guest posts.
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Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne
Release: July 2014
Imprint: Harlequin HQN
ISBN: 978-0-373-77859-1
Pages: 352
Description:
A big-city, high-powered advertising executive and a small-town firefighter learn that no matter where you started or what you’ve lost, if you open your heart, you can find joy and love again. WILD IRIS RIDGE is the latest book inUSA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s charming Hope’s Crossing series.
Lucy Drake and Brendan Caine have only one thing in common.And it’s likely to tear them apart. Because it was Brendan’s late wife, Jessie—and Lucy’s best friend—who’d brought them together in the first place. And since Jesse’s passing, Brendan’s been distracted by his two little ones…and the memory of an explosive kiss with Lucy years before his marriage. Still, he’ll steer clear of her. She’s always been trouble with a capital T.
Lucy couldn’t wait to shed her small-town roots for the big city. But now that she’s back in Hope’s Crossing to take care of the Queen Anne home her late aunt has left her, she figures seeing Brendan Caine again is no big deal. After all, she’d managed to resist the handsome fire chief once before, but clearly the embers of their attraction are still smoldering…

 

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An Interview with RaeAnne Thayne!

I am so blessed to be able to welcome beloved author RaeAnne Thayne to my blog today!

Can you tell us a little about your latest book? WILD IRIS RIDGE is the seventh (and final planned) book in my Hope’s Crossing series, centered around a small resort community in Colorado. When Lucy Drake returns to Hope’s Crossing after a life crisis to renovate the home she inherited from a beloved aunt, she must finally face her feelings for Brendan Caine, father of her two godchildren.

 

What inspired you to write it? I almost finished the series with CHRISTMAS IN SNOWFLAKE CANYON, my December 2013 book, but I had many loose ends I hadn’t yet tied off so persuaded my publisher to let me write one more book. Brendan was a character I felt great sympathy for when I introduced him in previous books and I couldn’t wait to give him a happy ending.

 

What is it about this genre that appeals to you so much? I love books about small towns and communities, probably because I live in a very tight-knit, loving community which has been a pivotal part of my life. I love writing about people learning how to take care of each other, building connections and friendships and, of course, finding love.

 

What made you want to become an author? I have always loved telling stories. My friends and I used to come up with our own version of fan fiction (the Bay City Rollers and Shaun Cassidy figured prominently. LOL!). I’ve always loved to read and I think a natural byproduct of that can sometimes be loving writing as well. I turned that love of storytelling first into journalism, where I spent ten years as a reporter and editor, but in the back of my mind, I always knew I wanted to write the kinds of stories I loved best, romance novels.

 

Who, or what, inspires you? My family inspires me. We are very close and they are incredibly supportive. I have three children, a daughter who is 24 and married and two sons, 17 and 11. I also have an amazing husband who has been my biggest cheerleader from the day I first came up with this crazy idea to tell stories for a living.

 

Where is your favourite place to write? On my back patio on warm summer evenings while the sun sinks and the stars begin to pop out. The air is sweet with my flowers from the garden and it feels close to heaven.

 

Tell us a random fact about yourself. I once was caught in a flash flood in Marrakech.

 

Tell us an interesting fact about where you live. It is the cheese capital of the Intermountain West.

 

What are your (writing) plans for the future? I have two new series starting this Christmas time. In November, my new Hope’s Crossing spinoff series, Haven Point, will premiere with the release of SNOW ANGEL COVE. This is Aidan Caine’s book and I loved merging a familiar, beloved place with somewhere all new. In December I’m beginning an all-new Cowboys of Cold Creek trilogy for Special Edition with my title THE CHRISTMAS RANCH. The series features three very different sisters who run a Christmas-themed attraction in the Cold Creek Canyon area. Right now, I’m beginning Book 2 in Haven Point and looking forward to returning to this town I have come to fall in love with.

 

Tell us one thing that’s on your bucket list. I want to visit every country in Europe, all 50 U.S. states and at least one spot on each continent. I’ve got about 17 states to go, four continents and most of the countries in Europe. LOL. I love to travel and especially planning trips.

 

 

Best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne
Author bio:
USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne loves words. This led her to a fifteen-year career in journalismas a newspaper reporter and editor. But through it all, she dreamed of writing the kind of stories she loved best, romance, and has since published more than 40 titles. RaeAnne finds inspiration in the rugged northern Utah mountains, where she lives with her hero of a husband and their children. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website,RaeAnneThayne.com.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

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Hey everyone! I hope you are enjoying this lovely summer day. Here is a book I am very excited to read….

The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny, #1)

The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) by Jeaniene Frost

Published: August 26th 2014

Purchase: Amazon

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Synopsis:

In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who’s bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn’t mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn’t: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…

This is written by one of my favorite authors so it is a given that I can’t wait to have this downloaded into my already full Kindle.

So what books are you waiting for this week? Leave me a link in the comments!

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