December 8, 2012

December Blurb Extravaganza! Open Promo

Some of you may recall that I routinely open my blog to other romance authors to promote their new releases. Yes? Well, I had planned to do it again this month, but seeing as Christmas is a mere 17 days away, I thought I would change things up a bit this month and invite romance authors to post about their books whether or not the book is a new release. I don't know about you, but I love the romance genre and am always on the lookout for great romances, even if they're years past their release date.

So...Welcome to December's Blurb Extravaganza!  Tell me about your book. Do you have a current or upcoming release? An older release? This month I'm not concerned with release dates, just great romances! After all, what's better than a stocking full of books?

Please put you blurb in the comments section of this post and follow these few pesky rules:

  • The book has to be a romance. I don't care what genre romance, but my readership is romance so we're going to give them what they love.
  •  You can post for yourself or you can post about a fabulous book you can't wait to get your hands on and you think we should all run out and buy.
  • Have a favorite romance? One you've read over and over again?  I'd love to hear about it.
  • Also, I reserve the right to delete a post if it promotes objectionable content. (incest, rape, etc.)
Simple enough, right? Post away!


17 comments:

Pippa Jay said...

Thanks, Sarah! This is my latest release, a hot science fiction romance short. :)

“Welcome to Venus Ascendant, a Public Grade space station in the Andromedan Galaxy. With our open-to-all policy, any being in the universe can find their perfect R & R, romantic getaway or dangerous liaison at our purpose built resort. The on-board empathic AI Ganesa ensures that anyone coming to Venus Ascendant will find their heart’s desire, with suites that transform from luxurious boudoirs to sunset-lit beaches to dark BDSM dungeons. So come to Venus Ascendant and find exactly what you’re looking for!”

It was meant to be a romantic getaway for Marie and the love of her life Jaisen; a chance for him to get to know her better after months of her denying him more than a few stolen kisses. Instead, Marie finds herself dumped and alone on Venus Ascendant with no credit for a transmat and the next starship home not due for another hour.

But the all-seeing AI isn’t going to leave anyone aboard the space station with their dreams unfulfilled. Marie's boyfriend might not have made it to the station, but there are others willing and able to take on the role - even if they aren’t entirely human.

Amazon link -
http://www.amazon.com/Terms-Conditions-Apply-ebook/dp/B00AA0V798/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353441162&sr=8-1&keywords=terms+%26+conditions+apply+pippa+jay

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks for the invite, Sarah!

I just happen to have a new Christmas romance release. Here's the blurb:

While pretending to be a male soldier, farm girl Sara Brewster falls for a handsome Union army surgeon. Whenher secret is revealed, will a lavish Christmas Eve ball work in her favor--or will her heart be broken?

Kirk Ellison is shocked to discover the assistant he thought of as a boy is a young woman disguised as a man. As his feelings for Sara grow, he must convince her she can fit into his society life, if he's to make her his own.

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Christmas-Ball-ebook/dp/B00A5CF3SM/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352744944&sr=1-3&keywords=the+christmas+ball

Maddy said...

Here in 'reader' mode for recommendations. Maybe we could turn those titles into links - meanwhile I'll cut and paste.
Cheers

Babette James said...

Hi, Sarah, thanks!

Here's my spicy contemporary romance, Clear As Day.

What’s a girl to do when her summer lover wants forever?

Haunted by dark memories of her parents’ volatile marriage, artist Kay Browning keeps her heart locked behind a free-spirit facade and contents herself with the comfortable affair she has every summer with easygoing photographer Nate Quinn.

The only trouble with her plan? This summer Nate’s come to Lake Mohave to claim the lover he can’t let go. He’s done with the endless traveling and settling for temporary homes and temporary loves. Kay’s always been more than just a vacation fling, and now he must convince this woman, who sees love as a course to certain heartbreak, to take that leap of faith and learn how safe love with the right man can be.

http://amzn.com/B007RN9STW

Lynne Marshall said...

thanks for this opportunity to talk about TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, which is currently on sale at Amazon, B&n, and many other retailers for 99cents until December 14th at midnight. (Then it turns back into a pumpkin and will cost $5 more!)

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT BY Lynne Marshall is a contemporary romance set in Maine, and features over-forty characters Joy and Paul. There are many wonderful reviews posted at Amazon and Goodreads.

Here's the back cover blurb:
Dissove the partnership…or renegotiate between the sheets…

Blurb: Joy Waltham is stressed out. Before she can expand her business empire, she needs her ex-husband’s signature dissolving his silent partnership. A trip to Maine to find her ex, get the signature, and chill out seems ideal. But instead of relaxing, Joy winds up in the middle of a mystery—and wrapped in the overprotective arms of Comfort’s chief of police—her ex-husband.

After retiring from LAPD, Paul Donovan took charge of tiny Comfort’s police department. Bored senseless, he’s still not ready for chaos in the form of his ex-wife shaking up his life. Joy arrives just in time to meddle in his investigation of a string of accidental deaths. Now forced to work together, Joy and Paul confront some unexpected challenges.

It’s emotional deja vu as they dig through their thorny past, reawaken old sexual attraction, and face the fact they never stopped loving each other.

Thanks for letting me share my book and to get the word out about 99cent e-book sale.
If anyone would be so kind at to click the like button at Amazon, that would be greatly appreciated, too.

Happy Holidays, Sarah!
Sincerest thanks,
Lynne
copy and paste link: http://www.amazon.com/Too-Close-for-Comfort-ebook/dp/B009TTOUXQ/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1350922665&sr=8-18

Maeve Greyson said...

Thanks for the invite, Sarah! Merry Christmas everyone. :-)

My newest is: A HIGHLANDER IN HER PAST

Even soul mates need a push in the right direction sometimes. Especially when that direction crosses centuries.

How bad could one little spell be?

Trish Sullivan, archeologist and favorite aunt to the MacKay children, never thought she'd regret those words until Ramsay, the eldest MacKay lad, hurls them back to the 1400s with a botched transportation spell. Now she and Ramsay must find a way back before accidentally altering the past and unknowingly changing the future. That is, if Trish can survive the first trip across time without losing her life...or her heart.

What harm could come from a little soul-binding?

Proving his Highland honor alive and well, Maxwell Sullivan agrees to bind his soul to Trish's in order to save her life. But Highland honor isn't much help when Maxwell loses his heart in the bargain to the sassy woman headed back to the future.

http://www.amazon.com/A-Highlander-Her-Past-ebook/dp/B00ADZR1K4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354985542&sr=8-1&keywords=a+highlander+in+her+past

Vonnie Davis said...

Hi Sarah and thanks for opening your blog for a little hoiday promo. I have a sweet short story, A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE, I'd like to talk about. It's part of the Matchmaker Series at Still Moments Publishing.

“A man’s kiss should taste like chocolate, dark flavor melting, doing sensual things to you.” –Freya, the Matchmaker

Hope Morningstar has the worst luck with men. One boyfriend wrote her a “Dear John” letter while serving overseas. Her latest romantic interest broke up with her in a text. When a traffic detour puts her in an unfamiliar neighborhood, she stops at Freya’s Coffee Shop where she gets more than directions. She gets another chance at finding love.

Declan Fleming, scarred by a cheating ex-wife, has given up searching for love. He’s taken the route of a few other men and engaged the services of Freya, the matchmaker. Still, he’s been waiting for a year and he’s just about given up hope. Then Freya sends him Hope.

When feelings of insecurity and trust issues come into play, can finding love stand a chance? Can the magical influence of this matchmaker create a happy ending? After all, finding that one special love often involves a bit of special magic, does it not?

http://amzn.to/YYc1XO

Thanks, Sarah!!!

Lilly Gayle said...

Thanks for the promo opportunity, Sarah! Here's the blurb for my Indie Published western historical romance:

Can a former gunslinger find redemption through love?

Former gunslinger Noah Sinclair returned home so he could regain his respectability. Instead of redemption, he finds temptation in Juliana Jeffries—a woman engaged to the man who offered him a job and a second chance. Despite Noah's loyalty to his boss, Noah's Helpless Heart still yearns for Juliana—a woman with dreams and ambitions that don’t include a former gunslinger.

Noah stole Juliana's heart years ago, but then he left town to avenge his father’s death. Now, she dreams of becoming a doctor and she’s obliged to marry Avery, a man with a secret she’s sworn to protect. Noah’s return could test her loyalty, her ambition, and her heart.

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Helpless-Hearts-ebook/dp/B009PSQ4MQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354987591&sr=8-1&keywords=helpless+hearts

Donna Michaels said...

Thanks so much, Sarah!

Here's my contemporary time-shift--CAPTIVE HERO (Time-shift Heroes Series-Book One) by Donna Michaels

Test flying an invisible plane—unreal. Time-shifting to WWII—unbelievable. Capturing a hero—unavoidable.

When Marine Corps test pilot, Captain Samantha Sheppard accidentally flies back in time and inadvertently saves the life of a WWII VMF Black Sheep pilot, she changes history and makes a crack decision to abduct him back to the present. With the timeline in jeopardy, she hides the handsome pilot at her secluded cabin in the Colorado wilderness.

But convincing her sexy, stubborn captive that he is now in another century proves harder than she anticipated—and soon it becomes difficult to tell who is captor and who is captive when the more he learns about the future, the more Sam discovers about the past, and the soul-deep connection between them.

As their flames of desire burn into overdrive, her flying Ace makes a historical discovery that threatens her family’s very existence. Sam’s fears are taken to new heights when she realizes the only way to fix the time-line is to sacrifice her captive hero...or is it?

Can love truly survive the test of time?

__________

Available now at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009XLK6CY

Sure would appreciate 'Likes' and 'Tags' and would be happy to reciprocate!

Thanks,

~Donna

Andrea Downing said...

Thanks for this opportunity, Sarah. Here's the blurb for my western historical romance, Loveland:
When Lady Alexandra Calthorpe returns to the Loveland, Colorado, ranch owned by her father, the Duke, she has little idea of how the experience will alter her future. Headstrong and willful, Alex tries to overcome a disastrous marriage in England and be free of the strictures of Victorian society --and become independent of men. That is, until Jesse Makepeace saunters back into her life...
Hot-tempered and hot-blooded cowpuncher Jesse Makepeace can’t seem to accept that the child he once knew is now the ravishing yet determined woman before him. Fighting rustlers proves a whole lot easier than fighting Alex when he’s got to keep more than his temper under control.
Arguments abound as Alex pursues her career as an artist and Jesse faces the prejudice of the English social order. The question is, will Loveland live up to its name?

http://andreadowning.com

Melissa Fox said...

Sarah, thanks for the opportunity to find some new reads and talk about my debut paranormal romance, WRAITH REDEEMED, which just happens to be FREE on Amazon for Kindle until December 9. :)


Demon-slayer Conor O’Shea is about to engage in the most dangerous encounter of his life—facing the woman he scorned.

For years, Merry Bradbury's world revolved around Conor O'Shea. After his sudden betrayal leaves her alone and heartbroken, she comes home to settle her past and move into the future. The last person she expects to see is Conor.

Conor never wanted anything more than forever with Merry. Discovering he is a Wraith warrior, honor bound to fight demons, destroys that plan. Merry is his Amorta, his one true soul mate, but he leaves to keep her safe from the evil that stalks him.

Eight years later, Conor's worst fear is realized, and he returns to defend Merry from his enemies. Can he save her from an unspeakable fate and reclaim her heart? And if he does, will Merry be able to accept all that he is?

Amazon link: http://www.amzn.com/B009Y85JT6

Joanne Stewart said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks for letting me share my book! It's a contemporary romance, a bit on the sweet side.

The Playboy's Baby:

They can't forget the past, but is it enough to create a future?

When an accident leaves her guardian to her six-month-old niece, Emma Stanton must return to her small hometown of Hastings, Montana to find the one man she's spent the last eight years trying to forget. She and Dillon had grown up together--he was her sister's best friend. But that hadn't stopped him from sharing a kiss with Emma that had followed her through the years. Now, not only must she break the news of her sister's tragic death to Dillon, but she must risk the only family she has left and tell him he's the baby's father.

Wealthy nightclub owner Dillon James has been used for his name and money one too many times, so when he comes face-to-face with Emma Stanton and her gorgeous lips, he's determined to keep things light. All he wants is to be the father his daughter needs, to make up for not being there for her and her mother. But spending time with Emma, as she shows him the ropes of caring for his daughter, is wearing down his defenses. Perhaps it's time he took a chance on love.

If only he can convince Emma to take a chance on him...

Buy link:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Playboys-Baby-ebook/dp/B008RPKBMM

Rolynn Anderson said...

Yay, Sarah! What a great idea for those of us full of blurb :-) I've just released SWOON, second in the Funeral Planner Suspense series about a boutique funeral planner whose clients refuse to rest in peace. Here goes!


“Don't miss SWOON by Rolynn Anderson! If you like an interesting cast of characters, a heavy dose of mystery and a lot of fabulous surprises, you'll be happily turning pages late into the night.ˮ
~ Brenda Novak, NYT and USA Bestselling Author of WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES

****
Her dead clients won’t rest in peace.
When the dead tell tales, Jan Solvang’s first reaction is to RUN! But then she gets caught up in their mysteries.
Jan’s a boutique funeral planner, new to risk, hired to bury a missing woman and memorialize an infamous man. Yet when she digs for clues to write their eulogies, she disturbs family secrets and unmasks killers.
Roman Keller, hard-driving documentary writer, is in complete control of his life and his stories, until he falls for Jan, a woman who trusts her dog, her faint-dreams, and her instincts more than she trusts him.

Can they make the sacrifices necessary to cement their relationship or will the mayhem caused by the dead ruin their second chance at love?

Buy all versions on my Web: http://www.rolynnanderson.com

Jerrie Alexander said...

Thanks, Sarah! My debut romantic suspense came out Friday 12-7! Here's the blurb for The Green-Eyed Doll.

Catherine McCoy is on the run. For the past year, she’s been on the move, hiding the secrets and guilt in her heart. When she lands in small-town Texas and meets Sheriff Matt Ballard, he ignites a flame she thought lost forever.

Matt has scars of his own. He left the big city after an undercover operation went bad and his partner was killed. Now, as Matt hunts for a serial killer who paints his victims’ faces like porcelain dolls, Catherine becomes a safe haven for him. Two tortured souls finding comfort in each other's arms—until he uncovers her secret, and their bond of trust is broken.
When Catherine disappears, Matt races to find her, fearing the murderer has found his next green-eyed doll. But the killer has a surprise coming. Catherine will fight to the death before she’ll be a victim again. Will her determination be enough?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=jerrie+alexander+

Debra St. John said...

Thanks Sarah!

Here's the blurb from "A Christmas to Remember". It's available from The Wild Rose Press and in Kindle and Nook.

Newly single, Heather Morgan gathers her courage and decides to take a Christmas ski vacation on her own. However, the festive holiday atmosphere reminds her how dispirited and alone she feels. When she meets a mysterious stranger, her lonely vacation takes an unexpected turn.

Sam is at the resort at the urging of his brother, who thinks he needs to get out and have a little fun. Having no desire to get involved with anyone, Sam needs a way to get his brother off his back. The intriguing Heather seems like the perfect solution to his dilemma, so he makes her an offer she can't refuse.

Sam restores the joy of the season to Heather. Their time together is magical, something she'll never forget. Soon her feelings for him deepen beyond their romantic holiday fling. But Sam has a secret, one that could prevent the fantasy from ever becoming real.

For buy links, feel free to visit my website!

DebraStJohn

Lynda said...

Thanks, Sarah, for sharing your blog space. My latest (and my first!) release is a western historical romance novel.

He's everything she fears…

Wounded gunfighter Colt Evans stumbles onto a remote homestead never expecting to find compassion. But beautiful Amelia McCollister is like no other woman. Suddenly, his dream of settling down with a wife and home is within reach—but only if his past never comes gunning for him.

She's everything he dreams of…

Amelia had to grow up fast after outlaws murdered her parents, leaving her to raise her siblings alone. With a young brother who idolizes shootists, she dreads having a notorious gunman in her home. But as Colt slowly recovers, he reveals a caring nature under his tough exterior that Amelia can't resist.

Just when Colt starts to believe he can leave the gunfighter life behind, his past returns, bringing danger to them all. Can a shootist ever hang up his hardware? Or will their dreams disappear in the smoke of a desperado's gun?

Link for the e-book at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Devils-Own-Desperado-ebook/dp/B009KA3ORW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352760499&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Devil%27s+Own+Desperado

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Sarah,
Hope this is not too late, confusing with the different times zones. Thank you for the opportunity to post.

DARING MASQUERADE
By the time Ross Calvert discovers Harry Martin is in fact Harriet Martin she has fallen in love with him. Realizing she has failed in her final effort to protect her shell-shocked brother, she puts a desperate proposition to Ross. Marry her and she will give him an heir.

Ross accepts. However, he is tormented by the betrayal of his former fiancée Virginia. On his honeymoon he meets her again and is still infatuated. With the army recalling him to the trenches of France, he faces a terrible dilemma. Taste Virginia’s passion before he marches off to war, or keep his marriage vows to Harry.

Available on Amazon Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/Daring-Masquerade-ebook/dp/B0081CJECY/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTG8&qid=13364772888&sr=1-10

Margaret