Saturday, September 28, 2013

~ SEPTEMBER STREET TEAM GIVEAWAY ~



Can you believe ~ it is already
SEPTEMBER!!
What happened to summer?
It snuck by when I wasn't looking.
 
It's good for my Street Team, because this month's giveaway is....
 
Yes, that is a Pandora Bracelet!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Sweet 'n Steamy Blog Tour




Welcome Best-Selling Authors
Sharon Kleve and Kara Leigh Miller




Sharon and Kara are giving away a $25 gift card, multiple signed copies of both books featured on the tour and other great prizes!
Enter through Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. 

 I thoroughly enjoyed reading both Sharon's sweet, Christmas romance, HALO'S WISH and Kara's steamy, erotic romance, JILTED. 


Halo's Wish by author Sharon Kleve


Review by Joanne ~

Halo's Wish is a delightful and fast-paced book. Halo Carlyle works for Green Hornet Investigations, a pet detective agency owned by her friend, Corny Myers.  Halo is sent in undercover to work as a temporary receptionist for a security company believed to be involved in stealing their own clients show dogs. Halo's single-minded goal is to be successful in her new career.

Dr. McFarland,the local veterinarian, walks into Halo's life, after his car is hit by the very person she is investigating. Richard McFarland is instantly enthralled with Halo and pursues her using, pizza, puppies, and his natural sex-appeal.


Halo's adventure immerses her in danger, action, and eventually romance, when she finally realizes she can have a successful career, home, and a wonderful man of her own to share the holidays and everyday.




Book Title: Halo's Wish


Author: Sharon Kleve
Publisher: Books to Go Now
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Christmas Romance
Release Date: 9.15.2013
Length: 11K
Heat Rating: Sweet


Book Blurb:

Halo Ann Carlyle wishes for a home, family, and a boat-load of pets. What she gets is a bruised hip, a lump on the head, a broken ankle, and her new yellow Honda Civic is demolished.

 Rich McFarland, a sexy veterinarian, keeps showing up in the most unexpected places, promising everything she's ever wanted.

 Halo believes she only has time to pursue her career as a pet detective and must ignore her growing attraction to achieve her dreams.

 Will Halo trust her heart, and find a way to get both for Christmas?


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Excerpt:

She'd just placed another call through to Pemsky's office, which went straight to his voicemail, when the office door opened. Halo smiled and looked up into dreamy, gold-flecked green eyes, short sandy brown hair, a slight cleft chin, and full lips set in a hard line. Even with the stern look he had on his face, my hormones jumped into overdrive.
Mr. Dreamy cleared his throat—she must've been staring. In her most professional voice she said, "Good morning. How may I help you?"
He removed a piece of paper from his shirt pocket and unfolded the sheet.
"I was parked in front of the Beacon Hill Ale House and my driver's side mirror was sideswiped by one of Pemsky's Security's SUV's Friday night."
Halo loved the Beacon Hill Ale House. Every Saturday night the Ale House allowed local bands to jam together. That's where she'd met her last loser boyfriend. She'd had a lot of loser boyfriends. She's currently on a hiatus from dating, but she wouldn't mind jumping back into the dating game for this dream-boat.
He handed her the piece of paper.
"I wasn't able to get a look at the driver, but I got the license plate number of the vehicle that hit my car and drove away."
He emphasized the last part.
"I'm very sorry about your car. I'm sure Mr. Pemsky will be happy to cover the damage." Halo checked the company log and Pemsky's name popped up as the driver—she gulped.



Author Bio:

Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

Sharon is a writer of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.

One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.


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Jilted by author Kara Leigh Miller


Review by Joanne ~

Friends since childhood, Amy and Brett’s friendship has stood the test of time, as they are now co-owners of a dance studio. Unbeknownst to one another, both are secretly in love with the other. Amy keeps her secret for fear of losing her lifelong friendship. Brett keeps his secret because he has no idea that Amy’s feelings run so deep.


Brett is chosen as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, where he meets Vanessa. The two are involved in a whirlwind romance, resulting in a marriage proposal. Left at the altar, Brett convinces Amy to go with him on his honeymoon, a week on a tropical island. Things heat up quickly, get downright hot - as Brett suggests they become more than ‘just friends.’


Book Title: Jilted

Author: Kara Leigh Miller
Publisher: Books to Go Now
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 9.15.2013
Length: 49K
Heat Rating: Hot

Book Blurb:

Amy and Brett have been friends since they were kids; and their friendship has withstood the test of time. But can it withstand Brett's fiancée, Vanessa?

Brett Hudson has often wondered what it would be like to be more than Amy's friend, but when he's chosen as the newest professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, he meets Vanessa, one of the shows costume designers and it's a whirlwind romance that ends in a wedding proposal. As the big day draws closer, Brett begins to think that marrying Vanessa might be a bad idea. She wants him to give up Amy. Completely. Will he give up his best friend for the woman he's supposed to marry?

Amy King is heartbroken to learn that Brett is marrying another woman. But, when Brett is jilted at the altar, he begs Amy to go on his honeymoon with him. A week on a tropical island with her best friend, the man she's fantasized about for years is a dream come true for Amy. But when Brett suggests crossing the line from friends to lovers, Amy is reluctant. Will she risk years of friendship for one night of passion?

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Excerpt:

"It's because you go for the wrong type of guy," Brett said matter-of-factly, pouring a third shot down his throat. "Those muscle bound jocks are all bark and no bite. They look good on the outside, but they're a mess on the inside."
            Amy threw a piece of ice at him and laughed. "And the goody two shoes, school teacher types you date are much better?"
            "Nope." He grinned. "Which is why we're both still single."
            She sighed. "Yeah, so much for my dream of having kids."
            "You're young. I'm sure you'll find someone." He drank his last shot and chased it with his beer.
            "I'm thirty, Brett. By the time I find a man, date him, and get married, I'll be an old hag with no viable eggs."
            The thought of Amy finding a man to marry and have kids with didn't sit well with him. He couldn't stomach the thought of losing her. "I'll tell you what." He leaned across the table and pointed at her. "Three years from now, if neither of us are married, I'll marry you and give you as many babies as you want." Brett's words were slurred. Yup. He was definitely drunk. He wouldn't have made that proposition otherwise.
            "Yeah right." Amy rolled her eyes. "You and me? That would be like fucking my brother. Thanks, but no thanks."
            He flinched at her words. "You think of me as your brother?" That bothered him a lot more than it should, especially considering he'd never once thought of her as a sister.
            She shrugged. "We're best friends. How else would I think of you?" Amy glanced away, and then set her gaze on him again. "Why? How do you think of me?"
            Oh shit! He hadn't expected the conversation to backfire on him like that. What was he supposed to tell her? That he thought of her as a best friend that he wanted to fuck? No, he definitely couldn't tell her that. "As a friend, I guess. I don't know. It's not like I sit around and think about how I should think of you. You're Amy."
            "And you're drunk."
            "Maybe a little." He grinned. "So, do we have a deal or what?"


Author Bio:

Kara is a multi-published romance author who dabbles in young adult, new adult, paranormal, and contemporary romances. However, her genre of choice will always be erotic romance. She's a member of the CNY Writers Haven and the Romance Writers of America. Writing is her passion and she loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with her fellow authors and her fans.

Today, Kara resides in Upstate New York with her husband, five kids, three cats, and two dogs. When she's not reading or writing, she's spending time with her family and friends.
Nothing excites Kara more than hearing from her fans. So, send her a note. She'll go total fan girl over it!


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Rafflecopter Giveaway Info:

Prizes:
  • One (1) Winner will receive a $25 gift card to a book seller of their choice
  • One (1) Winner will receive Kara Leigh Miller's complete backlist, which includes five novellas and two full-length books
  • One (1) Winner will receive Sharon Kleve's complete backlist, which includes six books
  • Three (3) Winners will receive a signed paperback copy of Kara Leigh Miller's, Death of a Waterfall
  • Three (3) Winners will receive a signed paperback copy of Sharon Kleve's, Love Crazed


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

~SUNSET ON SUMMER FUN~


Thanks for stopping by for the Sunset on Summer Fun Blog Hop
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Want a chance to win an eBook copy of Chasing Victory and a $10 Amazon Gift Card??
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One lucky Grand Prize winner ~
A Kindle Fire 7" HD or Nook HD
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Excerpt from Chasing Victory:

Tristan woke to the whop, whop, whop, sound of helicopter blades getting louder as the team approached. He sat up rubbing the sleep from his eyes, and got out of his car the same time the helicopter touched down. The door to the helicopter opened and Noah jumped from it. 

Seconds later the engine shut down, the blades spooled to a stop, and Logan got out of the pilot seat.

“Tell me it’s so, Jack said that I would be driving your Porsche.” Noah knew the car was Tristan’s prize possession.

“That’s right, and if I find one scratch or dent on her you’re a dead man,” Tristan threatened. 

“Don’t worry I’ll take good care of her,” he teased as he patted the hood of the shiny sports car.

“Okay kids, we’re kind of pressed for time here so let’s get to it,” Logan said.

“Always the party pooper,” Noah joked. “I know I’m only here to baby sit. At least tell me she’s pretty.”

“Keep her safe Noah. Remember the Winters are a very prominent and influential family,” Tristan said.

“Yeah, yeah, I’ll be good. Give me the details.”

Tristan spent the next ten minutes reviewing the packet of information he put together over the last couple of days pertaining to all three of the Winters women. He included pictures and every detail, right down to the personalities of every Doberman. He pulled out all the information on Payton and put it together.

“This should be everything you need. I don’t know how much detail Wyatt decided you should give her, but Payton seems pretty together. Naturally she will be shaken at first, but I believe she will be more than willing to work with you to help get her sister back safely.” Tristan said.

“Alright then, I guess I’m off. Ah, Tristan, keys? I don’t want the bad guys to beat me to her,” Noah said.

“Remember what I said,” Tristan threatened as he tossed the keys into Noah’s outstretched hand.

“No problem. Man, I’ve been waiting forever to drive this baby. You guys take care. See you back at the ranch.” Noah grabbed his gear, threw it into the back of the Porsche, jumped into the driver’s seat and started the engine. A huge smile spread across his face as he put the car in gear and peeled out of the field.

“Jesus, Tristan. You really think you’ll get that car back?” Logan said shaking his head.

“I damn well better, and in the same shape it left this field, or he’ll be sorry he was ever born. Let me grab my gear and we can head out.”



What do you think of when you remember those warm summer days? Hot cars, hot guys, beautiful sunsets?

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

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