Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Howloween!!! #Paranormal #Romance #BlogHop #Giveaway #HopswithHeart



Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to my stop on the Paranormal Romance HOWLOWEEN Blog Hop!! When you’re done here, be sure and visit the Main Hop Page to see the full list of over sixty participating paranormal authors and bloggers! In addition to the Grand Prize, there’s a chance to win a “Treat” on every blog!!



What better way to celebrate HOWLOWEEN than with a warlock? My latest release, A WARLOCK’S DESTINY (Reluctant Mates, Book 4) is available now!

Here’s the blurb:
Isabelle Turner, a librarian known as the only powerless witch in the Mythical Realm, has been on more human dates than she can count. Unfortunately, the evenings always end the same, with her wishing she could turn her date into a toad. When she receives a summons from the Council, she’s convinced they’re going to push her into the human world for good. Instead, they force her to take a mate.

Liam Waverly is the most powerful warlock in the Mythical Realm. When the Council brings up mating, he knows their choice will be an accomplished witch to match his strength. When they try and force him to mate with the powerless witch, he decides to seek out his own mate, but fails.

In order to sustain the numbers of all mythical beings, the Council, the governing body of the Mythical Realm, intervened and found prosperous matches for several of their subjects. Rather than create an act of treason, punishable by death, Isabelle and Liam agree to mate. The mating bond is sacred, but several disastrous incidents push them apart, starting with Liam’s desire to mate with another. When Liam finds out Isabelle’s secret, they agree to work together, but it will take more than a tentative friendship to keep evil from destroying them both.

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***GIVEAWAY!!!***

I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card! For a chance to win, leave me a comment (with email) and tell me what is/was your favorite Halloween costume (either to see, to wear, dress your kids in, etc!)

I’ll choose a winner on Sunday, November 2!

Good Luck Everyone and HAPPY HOWLOWEEN!!

~Jane



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Book Spotlight: Long Overdue @Tara_Andrews1 #Erotic #Romance #99Cents #Kindle




Title: Long Overdue
Author: Tara Andrews
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing

***Long Overdue, Amazon Sale $0.99***



Thank you, Jane, for having me here today. My first contribution to Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand series, Long Overdue, is on sale for $0.99 which gives me a great excuse to spread the word about this story.

Recently, I attended a writing conference which brought to mind how I came about the location of Long Overdue. From another conference. :) Long Overdue takes place at the fictional Castillo Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.  During the writing of this story I did imagine parts of the Marriot Hotel in Times Square, which is the only hotel I’ve ever stayed at in the city. Other than for the National Romance Writers of America conference, back in 2011, there really is no need to stay down there since I only live just over an hour away.

Of course, much of the descriptions came from my imagination, but it certainly helps to have real life experience to draw upon and change to suit the story. 

Here’s a little bit about Long Overdue, and stay tuned below to learn how to be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Blurb:
Jill Malone has been looking for love for all the wrong reasons. A reality check has her signing up for a no-strings attached night to simply forget about forever after. The last thing she expected was to know her blind date.

Blake Anders doesn’t need help finding a date, but he’s tempted by 1Night Stand’s reputation of arranging exactly what a person needs. And he needs more. Though doubtful, he agrees to one night and hopes to discover his perfect match. He didn’t count on Madame Eve reaching deep into his past to give him a night with the woman he never forgot.

Fearing another broken heart, Jill works to keep herself from becoming attached, but Blake goes all in to convince her that he wants their long-overdue love to be more than a one-night stand…

Excerpt:
“I think there’s been some sort of mistake,” she managed.

“But, we’re here. And I don’t think it’s a mistake.”

Of course, he’d be polite, while wondering what happened to the size zero, with extra-large breasts, he ordered. “I don’t know.” She shook her head and swore disappointment flashed across his face. “I’ll be honest; I am not comfortable.”

“And let me be honest. I’m looking forward to an evening with you.” Ooooh, smooth. Then again, she didn’t expect less, given his tabloid reputation. Still, her legs felt a little less stable.

She faced him. What really went on in his head? “You don’t find it strange that you know me?”

His killer smile set off butterflies in her belly and a warning bell in her mind. “No. In fact, it makes sense.”

“Why is that?”

“Because I used to wonder about you. A lot.”

Jill forgot to breathe. Forgot almost everything. Did he say…?

“Didn’t you ever wonder about me?”

Jill exhaled. “I’m taking the Fifth.” His smile grew. She shook her head, recognizing dangerous territory. “I’m still not sure.” Not sure she’d measured up. Not sure she’d survive with her heart intact.

“Stay for a drink.”

She wavered at his low-voiced offer. Dammit, he’d become even more handsome than she remembered.

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Author Bio:
Tara Andrews divides her time between a full-time job as an office manager, an even more full-time job as a wife and mother, and her dream job as a romance author.  An avid reader and writer, Tara continuously seeks to hone her craft in order to provide readers with stories that are provocative yet romantic.

Tara lives in upstate New York with her wonderful husband and two fabulous children.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Something’s Missing ~ A Warlock’s Destiny #PNR #Fantasy #Romance #MFRWauthor




Hi Everyone!

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from A WARLOCK’S DESTINY (Reluctant Mates, Book 4)!

Here’s the blurb:
Isabelle Turner, a librarian known as the only powerless witch in the Mythical Realm, has been on more human dates than she can count. Unfortunately, the evenings always end the same, with her wishing she could turn her date into a toad. When she receives a summons from the Council, she’s convinced they’re going to push her into the human world for good. Instead, they force her to take a mate.

Liam Waverly is the most powerful warlock in the Mythical Realm. When the Council brings up mating, he knows their choice will be an accomplished witch to match his strength. When they try and force him to mate with the powerless witch, he decides to seek out his own mate, but fails.

In order to sustain the numbers of all mythical beings, the Council, the governing body of the Mythical Realm, intervened and found prosperous matches for several of their subjects. Rather than create an act of treason, punishable by death, Isabelle and Liam agree to mate. The mating bond is sacred, but several disastrous incidents push them apart, starting with Liam’s desire to mate with another. When Liam finds out Isabelle’s secret, they agree to work together, but it will take more than a tentative friendship to keep evil from destroying them both.

Here’s the excerpt:
Liam Waverly listened as the woman in the bathroom flushed the toilet and washed her hands. He and Kira had been dating on and off for several months, and though the sex was good, it wasn’t great. Every time they got together they always ended up in his bedroom and she got up to leave the minute they were done. He knew he should feel something when the time came for her hasty exit, but he only felt relief.

Kira was a warlock’s dream. Her powers weren’t as strong as his, but finding a witch or warlock with his skill level proved nearly impossible. His father had been the most powerful warlock known to date and his sister, Sequoia, held a seat on the Council.

Kira had skill though, and her success as a witch couldn’t be overlooked. Her achievements, combined with her beautiful tan skin, long blond hair and petite curvy package ensured any warlock would be lucky to mate with her. He should feel lucky to spend time with her, grateful to have sex with her, but he didn’t.

He couldn’t put his finger on it, but something was missing. He wanted to love her, wanted to want to build a life with her, but he didn’t feel anything for her beyond a casual friendship with benefits. To make matters worse, he had a feeling she felt the same way about him. She should want him, but she didn’t. Not forever anyway.

The bathroom door opened and Kira walked out, completely naked. She gathered up her clothes, then dropped them on the bed in a pile and got dressed.

“I’m going to take off. Thanks for inviting me over,” she said as she pulled on her denim capris.

“Anytime. Thanks for calling.”

Here’s what readers are saying:
“I have enjoyed all of the novellas in the Reluctant Mate series but…this is my favorite out of them all.” ~J. Sapa

“I highly recommend this series…” ~Casie L.

“Wow this is another great book in the Reluctant Mates series by Jane Wakely.” ~Merriedth

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Book Spotlight: Spooky Sojourn @AshleyLadd #Contemporary #Paranormal #Erotica




Title: Spooky Sojourn
Author: Ashley Ladd
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Erotica
Publisher: Totally Bound



Blurb:
Someone’s trying to kill Deanna, but is it the ghosts she doesn’t believe in, the rich socialite who might be a murderess, or someone else with a beef against The Gilroy Hotel and Resort that Deanna has just been hired to manage?  The Gilroy’s owners want the ghosts, or whoever is causing the trouble at the hotel eliminated, and they are pressuring Deanna to do the job as quickly as possible. Harry DeVeaux, paranormal investigator comes highly recommended to do the job and against Deanna’s better judgment, she hires him.

Although Deanna thinks Harry’s crazy for believing in ghosts and Harry thinks Deanna has a closed mind to the possibilities of ghosts and they highly annoy each other, sparks fly. Deanna can’t help but fantasize about Harry and inspired by a romance convention visiting her hotel, writes her fantasies in a private blog that Harry finds, hacks, and reads. Ooh la la!

Excerpt:
Drawing in a long, shuddering breath, he look heavenwards and crossed his fingers behind his back hoping she wouldn’t throw something at him, hoping she’d be okay with his admission. “I found your blog and read it.”

Paling, the blood fled from her flesh and her eyes looked like sooty coals against her face. Her gaze clashed with his and held. “How did you find it? I used a pseudonym and I put it on privacy settings.”

He screwed up his lips, and scrubbed his hand over his face, preparing to tell more painful truths. “I’m a bit of a hacker and I like to research the people I’m working with.” Not sure she’d be receptive to his theory, he left out the part that he thought the ghosts led him to her sight. He thought they were closet romantics. He wouldn’t be surprised if they’d locked them into the room now to force them into some alone time together.

When a tsunami of emotions flitted across her face he tried to read them. Fury. Embarrassment. Lust?

“You investigated me? You read my private musings?”

“You wrote about me? In some very intimate ways. At least I presume it was me since you used my name.” He fixed her with a piercing gaze. “Did you?”

A pregnant pause rent the air as she veiled her eyes from his view. Finally, she smoothed her skirt against her legs and admitted, “Yes. I have very mixed feelings about you. You make me crazy the way we argue, the way you believe in ghosts, and yet I find myself thinking about you, fantasizing about you.”

Taking heart in the last part even if he wasn’t sure he liked the first, he said with a lopsided grin, “You fantasize about me much?”

As if she suddenly got bold, she sidled up to him with a mischievous twinkle in her eyes and ran the tip of her finger down his chest. “Aren’t my blogs proof? The question is, do you fantasize about me?”

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Author Bio:
Ashley Ladd lives in South Florida with her husband, five children, and beloved pets. She loves the water, animals (especially cats), and playing on the computer.

She's been told she has a wicked sense of humor and often incorporates humor and adventure into her books. She also adores very spicy romance, which she weaves into her stories.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book Spotlight: Office Hours @Gordon_Writer #Contemporary #Giveaway #RomanticSuspense




Title: Office Hours
Author: Lori J Gordon
Genre: Contemporary Romance with elements of Suspense
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press



Blurb:
Emily Winters was looking for a new job, not a new lover. Answering and ad for office manager she found both. Life is good until her ex decides he isn’t finished with her. Soon Emily finds herself caught in a web of lies as she tries to hide her past lover from her present one. Just when she thought she was safe the two men encounter each other in the most embarrassing meeting of Emily’s life.

His father’s unexpected death hurled Ryan Rose into the president’s seat of the family business. When his retiring manager hires her replacement, a woman who says she doesn’t believe in office romance, Ryan does the only thing he knows to win her over, retire. Preparing to sell his share, he discovers a connection between the buyer and his secretary, a connection he’s not sure he can forgive.

Together the couple learns love’s not always sex and roses.

Excerpt:
Leaning back in his chair, Ryan Rose frowned. The unexpected death of his father turned his life upside down. He missed him every day, but days like this he cursed the man for leaving him in charge of the family business.

Besides dealing with his mother’s break-down over her husband’s death, he’d found himself hurtled into the president’s seat of Frank and Son’s Construction. The company his dad added him to weeks after his high school graduation. Because Ryan never took the time to learn the business end, he never intended to be the boss, at thirty-one he was scrambling to run the company he now owned.

Ugghh! He wasn’t cut out for the responsibilities that came with owning a company. But every time he mentioned selling, his mother sank deeper into depression. Selling what your father sweated to make a success would be unforgivable. The words often haunted him so Ryan let it go. For now. Once his mom recovered they’d definitely visit the subject again. He didn’t plan on spending years behind a desk to please her.

He wearily eyed the two stacks of employment applications sitting on the old oak desk. Pile one reminded him he needed to find a replacement for his father’s long-time secretary and office manager, Betsy Reynolds, who’d decided she couldn’t continue working for the company since Frank’s death. Pile two belonged to those interested in a job as his mother’s aid and companion. Losing her husband of forty-two years had made Lois Rose far too dependent on him.

Since his sister still recovered from her own tragedy he’d been left to deal with his mother’s break-down on his own. When he threatened to send mom to live with his sister and her fiancĂ©e Lisa suggested they hire a helper. Knowing his mom would hate moving from the home she’d lived in for over forty years, Ryan agreed to hire someone to help Lois with the daily chores and get her out some. If things worked out he’d be able to move from the house he now shared with her. He had one problem. He knew nothing about hiring a babysitter for a sixty-eight year old widower. And even less about finding someone to run the office.

The buzzing intercom almost knocked him out of the chair. “Ryan, your one-thirty interview’s here. Shall I send her in?”

Shit! Had he known about an interview at one-thirty? Frantically checking the desktop calendar he noted the appointment he’d penciled in but hadn’t bothered to note the name or position the applicant was applying for. If he took the time to study the applications now, or ask his secretary for help, the ever efficient Betsy would know he wasn’t prepared. He’d never hear the end of it. And he just wasn’t up for another one of her your father would have lectures. Grabbing a random application from the top of pile two, he replied, “Send her in please.”

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Author Bio:
Lori, Lori J Gordon resides in Northern California with her Husband and two dogs, Skittles and Bandit. She began writing seriously in 2006 and published her first e-book in March 2012. Since then she has published six books with Rebel Ink Press, the seventh releasing October 10, 2014. When she is not reading or writing, Lori works as a Retail Supervisor.

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Blog: http://www.ljgordon.wordpress.com

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***GIVEAWAY!!!***

Lori’s giving away an ebook version of OFFICE HOURS to one lucky commenter!!

To enter: Leave a comment for Lori, along with your email!!

She’ll pick a winner on Friday 10/17! 


Good Luck Everyone!!! :)