Dark Deceit in Crooked Cat Summer Sale

You know, when you plan your holidays – your kids play in the pool, hubby enjoys a cold beer at the bar and you recline on a sun lounger with your e-reader...

But what to read?

Head straight over to Amazon where Crooked Cat Publishing are running their 3-day summer sale! Many fabulous reads – romantic, contemporary, thrillers, mysteries and gripping historicals – are up for grabs at 99c/77p!

Included in the bunch is Dark Deceit!

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Blurb:

On his return from battle at Lincoln, Geoffrey de Mortagne, under-sheriff of Gloucester and spy for the Empress Matilda, assists a dying knight caught in an ambush. Promising to look after the welfare of the knight's only daughter, Geoffrey stays at her manor, investigating the murder. Keen to join the Empress on her progress through England, he is torn between his oath and his duty.

Left to defend her manor following her father's death, Alleyne de Bellac reluctantly accepts Geoffrey's support. As she doesn't trust the taciturn stranger, she asks Will d'Arques, an old friend, for help. But loyalties change. Her life in danger and her inheritance at stake, Alleyne must decide which man to trust.

Discover England and Normandy divided by a brutal civil war, where vows are broken as allegiances waver.



Now only 99c / 77p!

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Deceit-ebook/dp/B0075XY8OO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372583595&sr=8-1&keywords=Dark+deceit 

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Deceit-ebook/dp/B0075XY8OO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372583595&sr=8-1&keywords=Dark+deceit



Night Stars and Mourning Doves Book Blitz

Showcasing again a fantastic author today on a Book Blitz tour for Buy the Book Tours:

Many congratulations to author Margo Hoornstra on her release day! Discover Night Stars and Mourning Doves, of her Dearly Beloved series, published through The Wild Rose Press!


Blurb: 

Elyse Monroe may be her sister's maid of honor, but that doesn't mean she has to follow
the bride's example and fall in love. Battle-scarred and weary from previous relationships, she has no desire to take a chance on another--no matter how many hints her little sister drops about the best man.

Devastating life events have taken a toll on Eric Matthews. After losing his wife and unborn daughter, he's come home to heal. Serving as best man at his kid brother's wedding is the only relationship he cares to contemplate--no matter how attractive the maid of honor.

Thrown together again and again by wedding duties, Elyse and Eric reluctantly agree to explore a possible relationship--only to have their casual date turn into a glorious night of passion. Can two hearts, convinced a happily ever after will never happen, recognize love when it finds them?


Excerpt:


“Remodeling your home to accommodate Jay and me. Isn’t that a little extreme?”


Lips pursed, he shook his head. “Your mother and I have talked about adding on for years. Anyway, whatever we put into this house should increase its value eventually.” Setting aside the paper once and for all, his expression mellowed as he regarded his son. “Helping you out is helping us out.”

“It’s nice to hear you say that. And I want you to know I do appreciate what you’re doing for us. Especially Jay.”

“Losing your mother at any age is tough,” he replied as he stood. “It’s gotta be especially devastating when you’re as young as my grandson. He still needs someone to care for him like a mother, and Iris is more than up to the task.”

“She is that,” Eric began, then made himself quit talking.

Hard to admit, but he wanted someone to care for him, or at least listen when he needed them to. It wasn’t easy to look for a woman when you’re mortally injured and still require time to heal. Right now, it seemed all the time in the world would never make him whole again.




About Margo:



My personal history in a nutshell is pretty simple. I’m a wife to one; mother to four—seven if you count in-law children which I do—and grandmother to four so far. 

My work experience includes public relations specialist, magazine editor, television producer, and script and speech writer. I’m also a founding member of Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America.

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Bachelor's Special - Book Blitz

I'm thrilled to share an exciting new release by a fabulous romance author and lovely virtual friend, Christine Warner. Her latest release, just out this week, is called Bachelor's Special. And I think it's a treat! ;-)

Check it out!




Blurb:

Saute, simmer, and flambé…

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, the devoted love of an exceptional man, and a family. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a prosperous businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved with any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: Work for him for the next eight weeks as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking with her commitment-phobic employer is a recipe for disaster…but it’s just too tasty to not take a bite.

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Excerpt:

Her body hummed as his smile wavered. Although he wore sunglasses, she’d bet her last dollar his gaze swept across her chest, lingering on the betrayal of her pert nipples pushing against the fabric of her suit. 

Until this moment, shyness had never been a trait she possessed. Air stalled in her lungs, her palms grew sweaty, and she itched to cover herself with a towel. Even though her replica vintage swimsuit hid more than most sets of women’s underwear, she felt too exposed. She turned to the side slightly and folded her legs up. Not that it helped, but it made her feel a bit less exposed. Chet slid his feet from his sandals, brushing a hand through his hair. The heat from the sun wasn’t the only thing scorching her skin. She trickled several droplets of water over her arms, but she couldn’t drag her focus from his toned flesh. 

Jill soaked in his ripped abs and the obvious package of goodies covered by his brown swimsuit—the same sexy brown as his hair. Damn, did a man have a right to fill out a pair of swimming trunks like that? Flecks of hair, just enough to give him a manly appeal, covered the etched muscles of his long, tan legs. She licked her lips, hoping she could still speak. 

“Do you want some privacy?” Yes, say yes. She needed an excuse to make an escape without coming off like someone desperate to be making an exit.
 
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Hell no, he didn’t want privacy. Through the shield of his sunglasses, he inspected her body from the tips of her pink-painted toenails to the top of her brightly flowered swimming cap. Did people still actually wear those things? 

“No, you look comfortable. Stay and enjoy the day.” 

“Oh…are you sure?” 

“Sure.” 

Amazed at his own ability to talk without his tongue hitting the cement, Chet turned to throw his towel and sunglasses on a nearby lounge chair. Damn. 

The red and white polka-dot halter-style suit featured a tight bodice, but her slender hips and shapely thighs hiding beneath a matching skirt grabbed his attention until all oxygen left his blood. Even showing less skin than the average girl on the beach, she far exceeded sexy and alluring. 

Get a grip, Castle. She’s off limits, no matter how delectable. He turned and stepped onto the diving board. He bounced along the surface as he made his way over the water. When he looked at Jill’s bathing cap covering her head, he held back his grin. The neon rubber flowers reminded him of something his grandmother would’ve worn, but there the similarity ended. Everything beneath that cap was far from making him think of Grandma.

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About Christine:

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children,
one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends. Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines. A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on Facebook, Twitter and her Website.

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Climb the Highest Mountain by Rosanne Bittner Promo Tour


I'm thrilled to share yet another fabulous Buy the Book Tour. Please help me welcome to Rosanne Bittner, who shares her fabulous release, Climb the Highest Mountain, with us.




About Climb the Highest Mountain:

Throughout years of struggle and determination and a love of freedom and the magnificent West, Zeke and Abigail Monroe have built an empire, bred a large family and made a name for themselves from Denver to Washington D.C.  Their children are older, and each is unique in his and her looks and life choices.  Some will be totally Indian at heart, some will turn away and deny their Indian blood.  

Through it all Zeke and Abbie have faced trial and tribulation, Indian wars and the Civil War, and experiences that would try the heart of the truest love.  But still they are together, and age has no affect on their passion and strength.  This book depicts the life of true American pioneers, with characters that will live in the hearts of readers for years to come.

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Excerpt:
“Zeke …”  Abbie spoke in a near whisper.  “Without you there would be no life for me.  With you I can bear anything that happens, but without you I am nothing.”

He leaned down and kissed her neck.  “It’s the same for me,” he said softly.  “I need you, Abbie.” …

Their bodies seemed to melt together naturally, in tune to one another’s needs.

“Abbie, my Abbie,” he whispered, his lips moving against her flesh, drawing out her passion.  She touched his hair, breathing deeply, allowing herself to enjoy the moment fully, never knowing what tomorrow might bring.  She wanted him as much today as always, and she would love him forever …
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About Rosanne Bittner:

I've been writing for nearly thirty years and to date have had 57 novels published, all about the American West of the 1800's and Native Americans. I write romance, but not the typical bodice-ripping adventures. My stories are deep love stories, often family sagas told as a series. It is the hero and heroine's love that holds them together through the trials and tribulations of settling America's western frontiers. I absolutely love the Rockies, the Tetons, the Sierras, and the wide-open plains, prairies and desert land west of the Mississippi. In my books, I strive to tell the truth about the settling of the West and how it affected our American Indians, as well as the gritty depth of what our brave pioneers suffered in their search for free land and a better life.

I am a member of the Nebraska and Oklahoma Historical Societies, my local southwest Michigan historical society, Women Writing the West, Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America (treasurer) and the national RWA, and a local charity group called the Coloma Lioness Club. I help run a family business and love doing things with my three young grandsons. If you visit my web site at www.rosannebittner.com, where all my titles are listed as well as a page that lists all my many writing awards; or you can visit me on Facebook. At either site you will learn news of new books to come as well as reprints of many of my past titles soon to be published in trade paperback and as e-books! I also have an author site at Amazon.com


Climb the Highest Mountain by Rosanne Bittner
Genre: Historical Western Romance

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