Friday, November 21, 2014

Christina’s Bear #Excerpt #FlashbackFriday #PNR #Shifter #Romance #MFRWauthor

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from the second book in my Chestnut Rock Series, CHRISTINA’S BEAR!

Here’s the blurb:
Christina Mills’ loud, bubbly personality has gained her many friends, and many dating opportunities. Unfortunately, being labeled a “party girl” and dating a lot gives people the wrong impression, and when her dates learn the truth about her, they soon move on.

James “Bull” Johnson is a restless bear shifter ready to settle down. At the urging of his friend, Matt, he relocates to the mid-sized town of Chestnut Rock. He hopes the nearby forest, and being near his best friend will help soothe his bear and cure some of his loneliness.

When Bull and Christina meet he recognizes her as his mate, however, their first two encounters leave Bull thinking Christina is afraid of him—and Christina is confused by her feelings toward the stranger. Both Bull and Christina have secrets and insecurities that keep them guarded, but if they can trust one another, they’ll discover they were made for each other.

Here’s the excerpt:
Christina Mills looked around the now half empty apartment and couldn’t help the sadness sweeping over her. She and Jenn lived here together for two years and now Jenn had been completely gone for two weeks. Christina knew they couldn’t live together forever, but she’d honestly thought it would be much longer before either one of them found the one.

Once Jenn and Matt had worked out their differences, Jenn’s belongings disappeared little by little until her friend finally admitted she was moving in with Matt. Christina was very happy for the two of them—and if she was honest, a little jealous. Not of Matt, of what Jenn found with Matt. Someone to love her unconditionally. Christina often wondered if she would ever find a perfect match.

Making friends was easy. Her height combined with her trim body and large breasts always gained the attention of men, but she’d kept most of them in the friend category. The ones that became boyfriends quickly tired of her bubbly—sometimes loud—personality. Looking for love resulted in dating often and had gained her the reputation of being a fun party girl. Unfortunately, many people made the mistake of thinking she was easy and slept around. Jenn was the only one who knew the truth and now Jenn was gone. Christina felt very alone.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Jenn’s Wolf #Excerpt #FlashbackFriday #PNR #Shifter #Romance #MFRWauthor

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from the first book in my Chestnut Rock series, JENN’S WOLF!

If you haven’t read JENN’S WOLF, here’s the blurb:
Jenn is used to being overlooked by men. She’s short, slim, shy and her past keeps her guarded against others—especially men. It also gets her labeled as having a “good personality.” When she sees Matt for the first time, she realizes he’s the first man she’s willing to take a chance on.

Matt is a wolf shifter worried that he’ll never find his mate. Without a mate, a shifter’s life is incredibly drawn-out and lonely. Willing to try anything, he agrees to a blind date with Jenn and is stunned to find out she’s his mate.

A misunderstanding interrupts their first night together and leaves them both miserable. After determining she may have overreacted, Jenn apologizes and they agree to start over. When Matt tells her about his wolf, she has to decide whether to trust her heart or run from the only man she has ever wanted.

Now for the excerpt:
Jennifer and Christina had been college roommates their senior year and became fast friends. They relocated to Chestnut Rock together and now shared a small, affordable apartment. That had been two years ago.

Jennifer was happy she had Christina in her life. Her best friend kept her from locking herself away and hiding from the world. Christina taught her that people sometimes drink in social situations, but they didn’t always get drunk or make a scene. Though she still had qualms, Jennifer could now have a good time in situations where friends may have a drink or two.

Christina had wanted to go what she called “man shopping,” which basically meant “go to the bar and look at hot guys!” Jennifer agreed to come along.

While Christina had no trouble finding dates, Jennifer was a bit more challenged. The two friends were as different as night and day. Christina was tall and blond with blue eyes and a bubbly personality. Jennifer was short with brown hair and brown eyes. She was reserved which most people took as timid and sometimes rude or snobby. It was hard for her to meet people and without Christina’s help, she might have ended up friendless and alone for the rest of her life. Luckily, that didn’t happen and her friend even convinced her to go on a blind date set up by one of her co-workers. The date was tomorrow night.

The group in the center roared with laughter again and the one with his back to her stepped to the right and bent over to look at his friend’s phone. Jenn could see the group more clearly now and her gaze stopped on the tall piece of awesome standing closest to the bar. If they were truly “man shopping,” she’d buy him and take him home.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Howloween #BlogHop Winners!! #PNR #Paranormal #Romance #HopswithHeart

Hi Everyone!!

Thank you all for celebrating Halloween and Paranormal Romance during the PARANORMAL ROMANCE HOWLOWEEN BLOG HOP!

I loved reading about all your fave costumes and memories—thanx so much for sharing! :)

The winner of my blog prize, 
the $10 Amazon Gift Card is:

Teresa Richards

WOOT!! Congrats Teresa!!


The winner of the Grand Prize, the $50 Amazon Gift Card is:

Janet Haselden

YAHOO!! Congrats Janet!!

I hope you all will join us for the Winter Warm-Up Hop, starting December 19!

Happy Reading!


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.



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!!


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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.

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…

“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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