Monday, December 19, 2016

~ You'll Find LOVE AT LAST in the Pages of Sharon C. Cooper's Latest Book! ~








Please help me welcome back one of my more frequent guests. Of course, I don't play favorites. But if I did, Sharon would be one of them! ;) Here is Miss Sharon C. Cooper with LOVE AT LAST! ...

Love at Last

A Jenkins Family Christmas

By Sharon C. Cooper



Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published by: Amaris Publishing LLC

Release Date: December 2, 2016

Length: 115 Pages




Blurb ~

Carolyn Jenkins has never had a problem getting a man, but keeping one is another story. After two failed marriages and numerous short-term relationships, she’s ready to wave the white flag and give up on love. Yet, with Christmas quickly approaching, she dreads spending the holiday alone. Will a chance encounter with a handsome stranger make all of her Christmas wishes come true?

After thirty years of a nearly perfect marriage, widower Lincoln Richwood struggles to move on with his life. The idea of dating at his age seems daunting … until he meets the vivacious Carolyn Jenkins. Normally a straitlaced kind of guy, there’s just something about the woman that tempts him to walk on the wild side.

Opposites attract, but will their differences derail their relationship and keep them from embracing the love they both desire?








Excerpt ~


“Okay, you’re up. I have a feeling you’re going to knock down all the pins this time and break a hundred.”

“Yeah, we’ll see.” Lincoln lifted the bowling ball as if it weighed nothing. Standing in front of the pins, his height and broad shoulders were on full display making him appear even taller than his six-foot-plus stature. Though she felt bad that he wasn’t bowling well and at times seemed frustrated, she hadn’t had this much fun in a long time.

Lincoln moved forward and released the ball. The power behind his roll and the sound of the pins slamming together was like a roar of thunder shaking the building. Even after all of that, only five pins fell.

Carolyn burst out laughing.

“It’s not that funny.”

“Yes, it is. You roll that ball so hard, it’s a wonder all the pins in the building didn’t fall.”

He ran a hand over his head and again frustration showed on his face. “Any tips?”

“Maybe don’t roll the ball so hard. You’re confusing the pins. They’re bumping into each other unsure of what to do. Instead of falling they spin and wobble but remain standing.”

His brows dip. “You’re not serious. Confusing them? They’re damn pins. You’re talking like they have a mind or something.”

Carolyn laughed again, unable to help herself. She moved closer. Her hands gripped his thick biceps and she dropped her voice to almost a whisper and her mouth brushed against his ear. “Treat those pins like you would treat me if you were trying to bring me pleasure. I imagine you would take your time kissing and touching every inch of my body with your big, strong, powerful hands. Stroking … caressing … loving on me with authority, but also with a gentleness that would have me whimpering your name and begging for more.”

A tingle crept up Carolyn’s inner thighs as her words evoked erotic thoughts of what it would feel like to have Lincoln buried deep inside of her. Her heart pounded hard against her chest as she held onto him tighter, struggling to press down the desire suddenly raging within her. The last thing she should be thinking about was getting intimate with him while hanging out in a bowling alley, but if they ever made love, no doubt it would be deliciously intense.

His hand moved to her hip and he pulled her against his body, staring down at her lips. He lowered his head, excruciatingly slow, causing her to pant for what she knew was coming. His mouth, only a breath from hers, suddenly stopped. “You might be on to something.”

Carolyn tsked when his hand slipped from her body, immediately missing the heat from his touch. He grabbed his bowling ball like a man on a mission. She watched each measured step he took. It was as if a different person was bowling. The ball glided smoothly down the alley, picking off each pin one by one, giving him a spare. Since it was the tenth frame, he bowled again and got his first strike of the night.

Carolyn jumped up and cheered, “Yes! Now that’s what I’m talking about!”

Lincoln walked back to her with purpose and didn’t stop until he had her wrapped in his arms. “You should’ve given me that sexy-ass tip nine frames ago.” His mouth devoured hers, again. She succumbed to the forceful domination of his lips, neither caring that they drew attention from the other bowlers as he aroused a passion rivaling their earlier kiss.

When he finally let her up for air she said, “Well, hell. If I knew you’d kiss me like that, I would’ve.”

Copyright © November 2016 by Sharon C. Cooper 



Author 
Bio ~




Award-winning and bestselling author, Sharon C. Cooper, is a romance-a-holic - loving anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life.

Sharon writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She’s been nominated for numerous awards and is the recipient of an Emma Award for Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (Truth or Consequences), Emma Award - Interracial Romance of the Year 2015 (All You’ll Ever Need), and BRAB (book club) Award -Breakout Author of the Year 2014.

When Sharon is not writing or working, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit her on the Web.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

~ Pay Close Attention To SEASIDE WHISPERS! ~








Please welcome back New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster with her latest release, SEASIDE WHISPERS. Now let's find out what the hunk above's story is...


Blurb ~

Seaside Summers is a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

Having a mad crush on her boss's son, Matt Lacroux--an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy--is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company, and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt's life is hours away from Mira's home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for.

With hopes of becoming dean off the table, and too many months of longing for a woman who lived too far away to pursue, Matt's publishing contract couldn't have come at a better time. He heads home to Cape Cod on a brief sabbatical, intent on starting his book, and finally getting his arms around sweet, seductive Mira.

A surprise encounter leads to white-hot passions and midnight confessions. The more time Matt and Mira spend together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the love and attention Matt showers on Hagen is more than she has ever dreamed of. But Matt's sabbatical is only temporary, and Mira's not saving his father's company so she can leave it behind. Will their whispers of love be enough for one of them to change their life forever? 




"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning

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WANT MORE SEASIDE SUMMERS? All Seaside books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:

SEASIDE SUMMERS

Seaside Dreams (Bella)

Seaside Hearts (Jenna)

Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)

Seaside Secrets (Amy)

Seaside Nights (Sky)

Seaside Embrace (Hunter)

Seaside Lovers (Grayson)

Seaside Whispers (Matt)







***

Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series:


SNOW SISTERS

THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)

THE REMINGTONS

THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)

THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)

SEASIDE SUMMERS

WILD BOYS AFTER DARK


For a complete reading guide, family tree, checklists, and more, visit Melissa's website.

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23655979-seaside-whispers

Links ~

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2eSz9Vb

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/seaside-whispers-love-in-bloom-seaside-summers

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seaside-whispers-contemporary/id1109521363?mt=11

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Melissa_Foster_Seaside_Whispers_Love_in_Bloom_Seas?id=nv4VDAAAQBAJ

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/634121

Amazon Paperback (US): http://www.amazon.com/Seaside-Whispers-Love-Bloom-Summers/dp/194148056X


Author Bio~

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.melissafoster.com/

Newsletter: http://www.melissafoster.com/newsletter

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3023973.Melissa_Foster

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Foster/e/B002LTT7U2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1461949188&sr=8-1

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/melissa_Foster

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thinkhappygirl/



Monday, November 28, 2016

~ Curl Up With A CORNER OF HER HEART! ~





Hey, all! We're kicking off a blog tour for Claire Yezbak Fadden and her new release, A CORNER OF HER HEART. Let's see what it's all about...



Blurb~

Monica Morgan finally lands the job she covets—stay-at-home mom to her four sons. Her joy is short-lived, however, when a casual comment leads to the discovery of her husband’s infidelity. The news sends her reeling, grasping for understanding and skeptical of everything she once thought she knew. While she struggles with the deceit and questions her faith, her youngest child receives a devastating diagnosis, plunging her into deeper despair.


Unsure of how to move forward, Monica must reevaluate her options and determine what truly matters most. But will her decision ultimately destroy her family or will it make them whole again?

Reviews:

I had a hard time putting this book down. I found myself wanting to know what was to happen next with Monica and Brad. Cheering for them but being angry at Brad's poor choices. Claire definitely has a flair for writing. She describes things in such great detail that you're able to feel the pain, heartache and hope that this family experiences. Thank you, Claire! I'm looking forward to reading more from you!


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Such a good book! Couldn't wait to see how it ended!!! I think Brad truly loved his wife and kids. He definitely wanted to put the past to rest and rebuild his marriage. He was torn between telling his wife about his daughter, or not, only because he was finally gaining back her trust. He wanted so desperately for his marriage to work! Love truly did win out in the end!


Begin Again Series
By Claire Yezbak Fadden

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Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release Date: October 11, 2016

Length: 266 Pages


Excerpt ~


Monica lifted her head from the pillow. That was a mistake. Why did I order that third pitcher? Her head, heavier than a bowling ball, pounded as though she had used it to throw a strike. Voices seeped through her bedroom door. Joyful sounds of Brad and the boys playing. She licked her lips, hoping to get the saliva moving. No luck. Cotton balls would fall from her mouth at any moment.

She didn’t remember much after Kate brought her home, except Brad holding her hair while she hugged the toilet. Tequila is not my friend.

Monica forced herself up and reached for a water bottle Brad had left on her nightstand. She slowly sipped, listening to what sounded like bodies bouncing off the walls. Definitely a sock war was underway. Monica would find her sons’ socks, now rolled up into balls as ammunition, for days. Guys could make a game out of anything.

She gingerly placed her feet on the carpet and ambled toward the family room. A cobalt-colored orb Monica recognized as part of Burke’s soccer uniform flew past her nose.

“Mom,” nine-year-old Burke shouted, “get back, you’re in the battle zone.”

“Cease fire.” Brad appeared from behind a chair and waved his arms. “Hi honey. Feeling better?”

“A little. What time is it?”

“About three,” Brady answered, stepping in from the hallway, “Dad kept us quiet all morning.”

“I asked to play sock war,” Bodie said, his voice barely higher than a peep. “Dad and me are a team.”

Monica moved to where Bodie sat and joined him on the couch. “Are you winning?”

“I think so,” Bodie replied, pointing to an arsenal of socks.

These moments made Monica’s life. Her sons enjoying each other, laughter rising throughout her home. Getting drunk last night was an escape, but she couldn’t escape her obligations. She didn’t want to. God blessed her with four sons to love and guide into manhood.

She soaked in their faces, sweaty and innocent. How could she steal this life from them? Monica would never forget what Brad had done. Still, she had to find a way to forgive him and make their family whole again. Her sons’ childhood depended on that.






Author Bio~




When she’s not playing with her granddaughter, Pennsylvania native Claire Yezbak Fadden is writing contemporary women’s fiction. Her books feature strong women who overcome life’s challenges, always putting their families first.

There’s a special spot in Claire’s heart for carousel horses – quite possibly the result of watching “Mary Poppins” 13 times as a young girl. She loves butterflies, ladybugs and confetti! Just ask anyone who’s received a birthday card from her.

Claire cheers on the San Diego State Aztecs, her alma mater, and she is a Black & Gold fan — Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. The mother of three, she lives in Orange County, California with her husband, Nick and two spoiled dogs, Bandit and Jersey Girl.Claire’s work as an award-winning journalist, humor columnist and editor has appeared in more than 100 publications across the United States, Canada and Australia. A Corner of Her Heart is her debut novel.


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Giveaway ~
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

~ After She Meets This DELTA FORCE Hunk, Someone May Need To Be RESCUING HARLEY! ~








Blurb ~ 

Video game coder, Harley Kelso, thought a tandem skydive would help her make her latest game more realistic. Instead, it literally put her in the arms of the sexiest man she's ever seen. Geeky to the core, Harley is the polar opposite of big and burly Beckett, but that doesn't stop her from wanting to play more carnal games with the sexy soldier.

When Beckett Coach Ralston offers to fill-in at a friend's skydiving club, he doesn't suspect he'll meet a woman who will change his life and he definitely doesn't expect her to save it. But that's exactly what happens when an accident mid-air forces Harley to land them both safely. She's earned Coach's complete gratitude, and even more, sexual interest. 

Until she disappears without a trace.

With Harley missing, a happy ending might not be in the cards for the man who loves her especially when he becomes the main suspect.




Links ~ 

Amazon (Kindle) : http://amzn.to/2asKl8r 

B&N (Nook) : http://bit.ly/2afMYHK

iBooks : http://apple.co/2a1N8aD

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Google Play : http://bit.ly/2fr875F


Author Bio ~ 

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country. She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

Website

http://www.stokeraces.com

Mailing List

http://www.stokeraces.com/contact.html

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8247140.Susan_Stoker

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Stoker/e/B00KEZX468/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1454714340&sr=8-1

Facebook

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Twitter

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Monday, November 14, 2016

~ ASCENDERS: Learn The Lessons of an After-liftime! ~





Please welcome C.L. Gaber to the blog with her release, ASCENDERS! Love the subtitle on this one: HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE RECENTLY DEPARTED! There is so much to love about this book. It has a great premise to start with, but I also like where C.L. goes from there. The blurb alone will sell you!



Blurb ~


Walker Callaghan doesn't know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago...and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand-new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences.

Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead.

She doesn't go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young.

These high school kids are now caught in a strange "in-between" zone where life hasn't changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. "There are even cheerleaders in death," Walker observes. It's not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who "used to have this band." The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie.

Principal King explains the rules -- there are none. Why? You can't die twice.

There is no homework.

No tests.

No SATS.

You're just there to learn because the human brain isn't fully formed until you're 24.

By the way, you can't get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do ...because no one knows how long you'll stay in this realm or what's next.

"Losing someone you love would be like dying twice," Walker says.

* * * * * * 

Walker Callaghan has just arrived at the Academy after a tragic car accident. "Is this heaven or is this high school?" she asks.

She finds out her new life is a bit of both as she falls in love with tat-covered, bad boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He's looking for a portal to return back to the living realm.

He needs just one hour to retrieve his younger brother who strangely never arrived at The Academy. Bobby is an Earth Bound Spirit, stuck at a plane crash site that took both of their lives as their rich father piloted his private jet nose-first into a cornfield on Christmas Eve.

Walker loves Daniel and risks it all to go with him.

Have they learned enough to outsmart dangerous forces while transporting a young child with them? Can their love survive the fragmented evil parts of themselves that are now hunting them down as they try to find a way back to the middle?

At the Academy, you learn the lessons of an after-lifetime.

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25392606-ascenders


Links ~


Amazon Kindle Unlimited: http://amzn.to/2eo7zgH



Author Bio ~




C.L. Gaber writes YA fiction from her home in Nevada where she lives with her husband Ron, bonus daughter Sabrina and two unruly dogs.

Author Links:

Website: http://ascenderssaga.com/

Newsletter: http://ascenderssaga.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7854535.C_L_Gaber

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/C.L.-Gaber/e/B00HXVMFOI

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorclgaber/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CLGaber


Graphics:

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

~ She's Ba-ack! And Melissa Foster is TRU BLUE! ~







Please welcome back New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa Foster with her newest ~ TRU BLUE!

Blurb ~



TRU BLUE is a sexy, dark stand-alone novel written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice romance readers have come to love, and the deeply emotional literary prose women's fiction readers have come to expect, from New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.




TRUMAN "TRU" GRITT is one hard-ass, loyal bastard. There's nothing he won't do to protect his family--Including spending a decade in jail for a crime he didn't commit. When he's finally released, the life he knew is turned upside down by his mother's overdose, and Tru steps in to raise the children she's left behind. Tru's hard, he's damaged, and he's trying to save a brother who's even more broken than he is. He's never needed help in his life, and when beautiful Gemma Wright tries to step in, he's less than accepting. But Gemma has a way of slithering into people's lives and eventually she pierces through his ironclad heart. When Tru's dark past collides with his future, his loyalties will be tested, and he'll be faced with his toughest decision yet.




Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30073199-tru-blue



Links ~



KINDLE US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EZ4017I

NOOK: http://bit.ly/2f1Ph7f

KOBO: http://bit.ly/2fp2vbk

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SMASHWORDS: http://bit.ly/2fjHOys



Author Bio ~

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.





Website: http://www.melissafoster.com/

Newsletter: http://www.melissafoster.com/newsletter

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/melissa_Foster

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thinkhappygirl/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3023973.Melissa_Foster

Amazon: http://amzn.to/29rpfIE