Thursday, February 26, 2015

PAYTON'S PURSUIT ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOG TOUR




Payton’s Pursuit
One Year Anniversary

Celebration!

Hosted by~
Joanne Jaytanie, Victoria Zumbrum, and Tanya Watt

On January 29, 2014 
Book Two of The Winters Sisters Series 
Payton's Pursuit
was released.

To celebrate the one year anniversary
we are having a giveaway contest  for the entire

month of  February!!


Excerpt:

She wasn’t concerned about going back up to the house alone. She walked home late and alone hundreds of times. Besides, the guys completed all the upgrades in their security and now the campus was even more secure than when first built. She would grab one of the carts and be home in less than five minutes. As she finished shutting things down and readied her desk for the next day, she realized she was the only person left in the building.

“Don’t be silly,” she chided herself. “Security has been beefed up and there is absolutely not one thing to worry about.”

Still an uneasy feeling grabbed hold and wouldn’t let go. She looked out her window to make sure a cart was available. The night was clear, stars filled the sky, and the moon was a meager sliver. Everything took on a sinister appearance. There were no carts sitting under the streetlight, where they were supposed to be. She decided to contact the front gate and make sure there would be cart and a security guard out front when she wanted to leave.

She pressed the intercom button to the gate and let it ring for a bit. She waited, and pressed the button again.

“Strange.”

She pulled the file out of her desk drawer to see who was on duty. Frank, the shift boss, was on. He was one of the first people they hired when they started to staff the campus and one of their most conscientious employees. Payton sat back in her chair.

I’m being silly. I’m sure it’s been a busy night, and Frank has probably stepped away to get a cup of coffee.

She grabbed her purse out of her desk drawer, double-checked to verify her cell phone was in her jacket pocket, and left for the main gate to get a cart. The gate sat directly across the parking lot and the entire area was well lit with streetlights. An ominous dread slithered down the back of Payton’s neck. Was there someone else in the vicinity? She scanned the entire area. No one.

“These blasted psychic abilities,” she mumbled.

She thought she had more control over them. She needed to heed Victory’s advice and work on honing her skill on a daily basis.

As she approached the gate, she noticed there appeared to be no one in the security shack. Not unusual, this often happened at night. When it was quiet and the gate locked, instead of sitting in the tiny shack, the guards would stay in the security office across the street from the shack. There were lights on in the office, a safe bet Frank was there. She pictured a cup of coffee in his hand as he watched his favorite talk show.

Payton veered toward the office building, she gave one last backward glance at the shack. She stopped in midstride. Something seemed off, and she noticed the door ajar. The door was equipped with an automatic close-and-lock feature. The only way for the door to be left open was if someone stood in the doorway or something prohibited the door from closing.

She walked up to the shack and reached out to take the doorknob. Her eyes tracked down the length of the door, until she saw what kept the door from closing. There was a black shoe wedged in the doorway. She stared at the shoe, her mind not able to register what she saw. Her eyes traveled from the shoe, to the dark blue pant leg, to the matching shirt…Payton gasped.

There lay Frank, crumpled across the floor, a dark wet spot on the left side of his chest. She reached into her jacket pocket, and fumbled for her phone. She finally pulled the phone out, and pressed the power button, as she felt the strangest prick at the side of her neck. She turned to her left, where she noticed movement. Her head started to spin and her eyes blurred. She caught a blurry image of a man right before she hit the ground. 

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What are the giveaway goodies?

•    5 Audio Book Winners - winners choice from my books

•    An autographed copy of Payton's Pursuit

•    A $10 Amazon Gift Card

*A special treat on Valentine's Day


           


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SURRENDER BLOG TOUR!

Surrender by Angela Ford


A sexy narcotics agent and a rich suburban widow are weaved into a tangled mess…one hot steamy night weaves them into tangled sheets.



SURRENDER

 Lauren Reynolds is widowed after an explosion in her husband’s warehouse. She believed he ran a legitimate business. The local police told her it was an accident. On the day of his funeral, there is a knock at her door to tell her different. 

Narcotics Agent Brett Donovan has been investigating John Reynolds for the past several months. A drug cartel operation has been tracked out of John’s warehouse. As if that information wasn’t enough to digest, Agent Donovan warns her there was a hit assigned for both Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds. 

Brett is assigned to protect the suburban widow. She may be gorgeous but his first impression of her tells him she’s a rich spoiled snob and he has to put up with her. Brett is good at his job. The first attempt on her life fails but Brett knows it’s only the beginning. He takes her into hiding. There’s definite attraction but there’s also secrets that surface as they continue to escape danger. 

He lives for danger. She lives for new shoes at Saks. One night in a motel room with no-air-conditioning and a sexy naked agent captures their desire for one another. Will the tangled mess they’re weaved into and their secrets lead them back into tangled sheets?

Is desire enough when they are from two different worlds? Or are they?




Excerpt from Surrender
“You need to relax. Don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re very uptight,” Brett informed her.
 “I have every right to be uptight. My husband just died. Someone wants me dead. You’re parading around naked. I’m stuck in a dingy motel room—with no air conditioning I might add.”
 “There’s only one way to shut you up.” Brett smiled and took her in his arms quickly and kissed her.
 Lauren took a step back and looked at him. She wasn’t sure whether to slap him or kiss him. An inevitable desire to kiss him answered for her. Her hands touched his chest. She felt his heart pound. He hadn’t yet dressed. She felt his arousal against her. His lips parted. His fresh-showered scent drove her senses wild. Nothing else mattered at this moment. Desire overcame her as she met his inviting kiss. His lips brushed against hers as the thought of danger left her thoughts. The fact she’d just buried her husband no longer registered. She opened her mouth to deepen his kiss and the outside world disappeared. She stepped back toward the bed. He followed her lead without letting go of the kiss. A tangled mess led to tangled sheets as they devoured every inch of each other’s bodies.



 Surrender can also be found in the Valentine Romance collection. 
Four Best-Selling Authors come together in a Valentine Anthology!


Valentine Romance by Angela Ford, Jennifer Conner, Sharon Kleve, and Natalie-Nicole Bates 


 Angela Ford originates from Nova Scotia…Canada’s Ocean Playground! Her love of the ocean and sunsets are always in her heart and give her inspiration. Her love for words keeps her turning the page. She is never without a book, whether she’s reading or writing. Now residing in Ontario, Angela works in Finance – numbers by day – words by night. Her dedication to volunteer and involvement with cyber safety seminars gave her an Award of Distinction and sparked the idea for her first book Closure – suspense with a dash of romance that hit the best- selling Action/Adventure. Her next release, Unforgettable Kiss, delivers a romance with a dash of suspense. Forbidden released in June 2014…Closure’s sequel. September 2014 releases Blind Tasting of The Love List series. 2014 will end with a Christmas romance The Christmas Wreath of the Forever Christmas series. 

Between two jobs, being a mom with a home always young adults and rather interesting stories; she is lucky to have one very patient and understanding man. But it is the furry family members who rule the house – Pugs & Cats. Every possible quiet moment she finds, she treasures and just writes about the moments to come.
Angela is an avid reader of romance, a member of the RWA and Mississauga Writers Group. You can follow her at BTGN www.bookstogonow.com or visit her website/blog Romantic Escapes at http://www.angelafordauthor.com to connect with her on her social network sites.
She loves to hear from her readers – they keep her smiling! 


 
Author Links




A big thank you to the bloggers involved in Surrender’s Blog Tour!

Amanda Miller    
Jennifer Theriot 
Mikky’s World Of Books 
Jennifer Conner 
Once Upon An Alpha  
Read Our Thoughts Book Blog 
Willow’s Author Love
Amber Daulton
Vision And Verse  
Snuggle Books 
Carol Ann Kauffman
Mary B.
Jackie Marilla 
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog 
Readers Heaven 
Diary Of A Book Addict 
Joanne Jaytanie 
Stephanie Stovall 
Padme’s Library 
Serenity Author Promotions (Blogger)
Jess Clarke 
Sharon Kleve 
Sweet And Sassy Bookaholics 
Quilton’s Blog
Crazy Lady’s Book Blog 
Iyana Jenna 
Carol Ann Kauffman
Serenity Author Promotions (Website)
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Girl With Pen Giveaway!


Corny loves her animals. Tell us which pet you like best in her books and you’ll be entered to win (1) eBook copy of The Corny Myers Series and (1) eBook copy of Valentine Promise.
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The first time together, The Corny Myers Series. Quirky pet detective, Corny Myers, can talk to animals to solve cases, but will this help her pull together her love life?

Book One, Klutzy Love:




Corny is a hot chick with a great job that she loves. All that changed in the blink of an eye when her boss had an accident involving an over-sized rubber band. She's still a hot chick, but her boss
is dead.

Steve Spears is a seasoned narcotics cop who ends up wanting to strangle Corny on a regular basis. After finding out Corny's dream of opening a pet detective business, he decides he doesn't want a girlfriend who routinely puts herself in danger. That's his job!

Corny misses Steve, but she's getting on with her life. She decides to get a month's worth of dating out of the way in a single night, by combining her three favorite things—men, food, and alcohol.

Steve's big gun and cop's intuition saves Corny’s life, but not from another trip to the emergency room. He makes Corny promise never to get hurt again—she agrees, but has her fingers crossed behind her back.

Book Two, Flamingo Blues:
 
 

In the pursuit of the perfect Christmas getaway in Victoria BC; Corny steals a tour bus; returns a flock of stolen flamingos to their favorite lake; buys Steve, her tough-as-nails Seattle cop boyfriend, front row seats to the circus; and she gets a bright and shiny new key.

Book Three, Be Mine:
 
 

Corny has a unique psychic ability to communicate with animals. Can she come up with five days of perfect Valentines gifts for her tough-as-nails Seattle cop boyfriend.

Time is running out and Brutus—the horny Labrador, Molly—the hussy French Poodle, Hernando Lamberto—the prized Pekinese, Harry—the Penguin, Buddy the Butt Head—Iguana, and three raccoons all need Corny’s attention.

Can she pull it all together for the perfect Valentine’s Day celebration?

Book Four, Love Crazed:
 
 

 Corny has her work cut out for her in Love Crazed, Book Four in The Corny Myers Series.
Corny's excitement over serving on jury duty is squashed when she hears news of Steve's ex-girlfriend relocating to Seattle.
Steve's an aggressive, tough, Seattle narcotics cop who thinks Celeste could do no wrong.
Celeste is back in town and has set her sights on rekindling her relationship with Steve. Being an FBI agent she's used to getting what she wants, no matter what the cost.

Corny is trying to keep her relationship from falling apart, while rescuing pets, and saving her friend from a loan shark.

 

Book Five, Valentine Promise:
 
 

Corny is up to her old tricks in Valentine Promise. Book 5 in the Corny Myers Series.

Corny’s old boss appears in a dream and asks for a Valentine favor—to avenge his death. She’s a pet detective not a human detective.

With the help of a few friends Corny fulfills her promise with only a few stitches, a concussion, and a trip to the hospital.
Steve loves Corny, but she’ll be the death of him. He knows she’s up to something that could get her hurt.
When Corny makes a promise there is no stopping her.

 

About Sharon Kleve:

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

Sharon is a multi-published author 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 deservewith 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.

 

Contact Sharon here:














 

 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Share The Love Blog Hop -- Feb 6-16th



This hop is about sharing the Love by surprise bombing bloggers and authors I adore! And there are so many!


Hop by all of the blogs for chances to win great prizes at each stop and find out which authors and bloggers we think are so darn special!



Jennifer Conner: She's my friend, incredible author, and helps me to a better writer.

Angela Ford: Besides being a wonderful author she likes my books. Do I need to say more?

Joanne Jaytanie: She loves animals as much as I do. That says a lot.

Jackie Marilla: Another wonderful author and she lives in Hawaii. Cool ha?

I'm giving away a beautiful Organza Necklace. Click on the giveaway tool and you could win it.






Monday, February 2, 2015

WELCOME TO THE BROOKHOLLOW SERIES !



Hero vs. Hero-Luke vs Ethan

Hero #1

Luke Dawson

Age 34

6’0 185 lbs

Blond hair, blue eyes

Architect-owns Dawson Contracting

Has been in love with his high school sweetheart-Victoria Mason forever. This holiday season, fate brings her home to Brookhollow and Luke is determined to make to remember how great life in the small town…life with him could be.

Favorite ‘Luke Moment’ in The Trouble With Mistletoe:

Shivering as a blast of cold rustled the thin football jersey, Victoria said, “No, Luke, wait.”

He kept walking.

“I love you.”

He paused, then continued walking.

“Didn’t you hear me?” she asked, running the few feet to catch up to him and grabbing his arm.

“Yes, I heard you.” He removed her hand from his arm.

Her heart sank. “And?” Did she dare hope he still wanted her, too?

“That’s it?”

“Yes.” That was huge.

Luke shrugged. “So? I’ve loved you since the second grade and look where it’s gotten us. I wasn’t the one who left Brookhollow two weeks before our wedding. I’ve always love you enough to put us first. You were the one who chose your career—twice.”

“If that’s true why didn’t you fight for us?” Victoria demanded. “I may have left Brookhollow, but you didn’t try to stop me.” She rubbed her chilled arms for heat.

“Would it have worked?” he challenged her.

She hesitated. “I don’t know.”

“I do,” Luke said, moving toward her. “You see, I’ve finally learned that there’s no point chasing something already gone. Even if you’d stayed, your dream was New York.”

 

Hero #2

Ethan Bishop

Age 28

6’ 0 180 lbs

Brown hair, Brown eyes

Firefighter

He has been friends with Bailey Sheppard for so long that it is impossible to see her as anything but his cool chick, best friend, but when Bailey decides that she wants more than friendship from Ethan, he starts to see his friend in a whole new light…

Favorite ‘Ethan Moment’ in What A Girl Wants:

Moving toward her, he took the box from her and covered her hands with his. His grip tightened when she tried to pull away. “Bailey, for the first time in my life, I’m feeling something real, something exciting. I haven’t been able to sleep or eat. My stomach turned at the mere notion of you with Adams...or anyone else for that matter.” He paused. “Look at me, please.” His voice was gentle as he lifted her chin. He rested his forehead against hers. “I’m falling for you, Bailey, and my biggest regret is not having realized how perfect, how beautiful, how strong and compassionate you are before now...when it’s too late.”

Pushing him away, Bailey backed up until her back hit the wooden shelf. She shook her head, avoiding his eyes. “No, Ethan, I’m sorry. I don’t know what you think was happening between us....”

“Stop. You’re a terrible liar.” What was she saying? That she didn’t have feelings for him? That was crap and they both knew it.

Touching her cheek, he wiped a tear away, but another fell in its place. “I’m sorry.” The words were so empty, so meaningless. But they were all he had.

Her smile looked forced when her pained eyes met his. “You get her back. It was what you wanted.”

“You think this is what I wanted?” She couldn’t be more wrong.

“Please go now,” she whispered, moving past him.

“Bailey, what do we do now?”

“The same thing we’ve always done.”

“Can you do that?” he choked out.

“Maybe not today...or tomorrow, but eventually. Like you, I have no other choice. Bye, Ethan.”

 


Author Bio-Jennifer Snow
 
Jennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and four year old son. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, and SheWrites.org.  She is also a regular blogger on the Heartwarming Authors site and is a contributing author to Mslexia Magazine, WestWord Magazine and RWR.  Her 2013 Holiday Romance-The Trouble With Mistletoe was a finalist in the 2014 Golden Quill Contest and the Heart of Denver Aspen Gold Contest. More information can be found on her website www.jennifersnowauthor.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

VALENTINE PROMISE



 

Blurb from Valentine Promise
Corny is up to her old tricks in Valentine Promise. Book 5 in The Corny Myers Series.
Corny’s old boss appears in a dream and asks for a Valentine favor—to avenge his death. Corny’s a pet detective not a human detective.
With the help of a few friends Corny fulfills her promise with only a few stitches, a concussion, and a trip to the hospital.
Steve loves Corny but she’ll be the death of him. He knows she’s up to something that could get her hurt. But, when Corny makes a promise there’s no stopping her.


 

Excerpt from Valentine Promise

 

Steve arrived home right on time. When he opened the door, I jumped up and wrapped my legs around his waist and my arms around his neck. “Hi sexy. How was your day?”

 

“Not as eventful as yours, I’m told.”

 

I kissed Steve behind his ear and whispered, “Call John off. That’s a waste of his valuable time.” Steve supported my weight by holding my rear end.

 

He squeezed once and nipped my chin with his teeth. “Do you plan to do anything that will get yourself hurt?”

 

Steve lowered me with his muscular arms just enough for me to feel his rising desire and then rotated his hips near my most prized, sensitive spot. I wiggled to get closer to that spot. I’d agree or disagree to anything at this point. “No.”

 

Steve laughed and the sensation vibrated through my body. He rotated his hips again. “What are you saying no to?” His voice had lowered to a husky whisper.

 

“Everything.” Steve was a sex machine on overdrive and I loved every minute of it.

 

“How about a few spin cycles on the washing machine before dinner?”

 


 

 

Sharon Kleve’s Bio:

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

Sharon is a multi-published author 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 deservewith 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.

 

Contact Sharon here: