Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WELCOME TO OUR SWEET 'N STEAMY BLOG TOUR! SEPTEMBER 15th --- OCTOBER 16th


DRUM ROLL PLEASE...And the winners are...

$25 Gift Card   Dimka Belikov            
 
(3) Signed Copies of Love Crazed
 Mara Mendieta                  
 Michelle Peden Vasquez     
Patricia Moran Arnold          
 
(3) Signed Copies of Death of a Waterfall
 Karen Gagnon                   
Michelle Peden Vasquez  
Sebella Blue                           
 
Sharon's Complete Backlist:
Risha Crider               
 
Kara's Complete Backlist:
cristina arpin               
 
 
Congratulations to everyone!



 
Scroll down to enter to win some great stuff!
 

When we decided to do this tour together, we agreed that we'd reach each other's books. Not just for moral support, but because neither of us wanted to promote a book that we didn't believe in.


And let me tell you, JILTED has it all: humor, excitement, love, heartbreak, and lots of hot sex! Amy and Brett are fun, loveable characters and I instantly liked them. Kara does a great job portraying their range of emotions and I felt like I was right there with them. Jilted is a steamy read that will leave you believing in true love and everlasting friendship.



It will start on our respective blogs on September 15th and run straight through until October 16th. There will be an awesome tour wide giveaway. See the Rafflecopter below. 



Halo's Wish


Halo Ann Carlyle wishes for a home, family, and a boat-load of pets. What she gets is a bruised hip, a lump on the head, a broken ankle, and her new yellow Honda Civic is demolished.

 Rich McFarland, a sexy veterinarian, keeps showing up in the most unexpected places, promising everything she's ever wanted.

Halo believes she only has time to pursue her career as a pet detective and must ignore her growing attraction to achieve her dreams.

 Will Halo trust her heart, and find a way to get both for Christmas?

Book Teaser: 

She'd just placed another call through to Pemsky's office, which went straight to his voicemail, when the office door opened. Halo smiled and looked up into dreamy, gold-flecked green eyes, short sandy brown hair, a slight cleft chin, and full lips set in a hard line. Even with the stern look he had on his face, my hormones jumped into overdrive.

Mr. Dreamy cleared his throat—she must've been staring. In her most professional voice she said, "Good morning. How may I help you?"

He removed a piece of paper from his shirt pocket and unfolded the sheet.

 "I was parked in front of the Beacon Hill Ale House and my driver's side mirror was sideswiped by one of Pemsky's Security's SUV's Friday night."

Halo loved the Beacon Hill Ale House. Every Saturday night the Ale House allowed local bands to jam together. That's where she'd met her last loser boyfriend. She'd had a lot of loser boyfriends. She's currently on a hiatus from dating, but she wouldn't mind jumping back into the dating game for this dream-boat.

 He handed her the piece of paper.

 "I wasn't able to get a look at the driver, but I got the license plate number of the vehicle that hit my car and drove away."

He emphasized the last part.

 "I'm very sorry about your car. I'm sure Mr. Pemsky will be happy to cover the damage." Halo checked the company log and Pemsky's name popped up as the driver—she gulped.


Author Bio:

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

 Sharon is a writer 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 deserve—with 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.


Buy Links:

 Amazon US:
http://www.amazon.com/Halos-Wish-Dreams-Come-ebook/dp/B00F4M2N6S/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379080942&sr=1-11&keywords=sharon+kleve

 Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F4M2N6S

 Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/356656


Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/halos-wish-sharon-kleve/1116903897?ean=2940148724476

Social Media Links:


Email:
sharon.kleve@yahoo.com


Website: http://www.sharonkleve.com/

Blog: http://authorsharonkleve.blogspot.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sharonrkleve

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharonKleve

 Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5399389.Sharon_Kleve

 Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sharon-kleve/56/ab/691/


Jilted


Amy and Brett have been friends since they were kids; and their friendship has withstood the test of time. But can it withstand Brett's fiancée, Vanessa?


Brett Hudson has often wondered what it would be like to be more than Amy's friend, but when he's chosen as the newest professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, he meets Vanessa, one of the shows costume designers and it's a whirlwind romance that ends in a wedding proposal. As the big day draws closer, Brett begins to think that marrying Vanessa might be a bad idea. She wants him to give up Amy. Completely. Will he give up his best friend for the woman he's supposed to marry?

 Amy King is heartbroken to learn that Brett is marrying another woman. But, when Brett is jilted at the altar, he begs Amy to go on his honeymoon with him. A week on a tropical island with her best friend, the man she's fantasized about for years is a dream come true for Amy. But when Brett suggest crossing the line from friends to lovers, Amy is reluctant. Will she risk years of friendship for one night of passion?

Book Teaser:

"It's because you go for the wrong type of guy," Brett said matter-of-factly, pouring a third shot down his throat. "Those muscle bound jocks are all bark and no bite. They look good on the outside, but they're a mess on the inside."

 Amy threw a piece of ice at him and laughed. "And the goody two shoes, school teacher types you date are much better?"

 "Nope." He grinned. "Which is why we're both still single."

 She sighed. "Yeah, so much for my dream of having kids."

 "You're young. I'm sure you'll find someone." He drank his last shot and chased it with his beer.

 "I'm thirty, Brett. By the time I find a man, date him, and get married, I'll be an old hag with no viable eggs."

 The thought of Amy finding a man to marry and have kids with didn't sit well with him. He couldn't stomach the thought of losing her. "I'll tell you what." He leaned across the table and pointed at her. "Three years from now, if neither of us are married, I'll marry you and give you as many babies as you want." Brett's words were slurred. Yup. He was definitely drunk. He wouldn't have made that proposition otherwise.

 "Yeah right." Amy rolled her eyes. "You and me? That would be like fucking my brother. Thanks, but no thanks."

 He flinched at her words. "You think of me as your brother?" That bothered him a lot more than it should, especially considering he'd never once thought of her as a sister.

 
She shrugged. "We're best friends. How else would I think of you?" Amy glanced away, and then set her gaze on him again. "Why? How do you think of me?"

Oh shit! He hadn't expected the conversation to backfire on him like that. What was he supposed to tell her? That he thought of her as a best friend that he wanted to fuck? No, he definitely couldn't tell her that. "As a friend, I guess. I don't know. It's not like I sit around and think about how I should think of you. You're Amy."

 "And you're drunk."

 "Maybe a little." He grinned. "So, do we have a deal or what?"

 Author Bio: 

 Kara is a multi-published romance author who dabbles in young adult, new adult, paranormal, and contemporary romances. However, her genre of choice will always be erotic romance. She's a member of the CNY Writers Haven and the Romance Writers of America. Writing is her passion and she loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with her fellow authors and her fans.

Today, Kara resides in Upstate New York with her husband, five kids, three cats, and two dogs. When she's not reading or writing, she's spending time with her family and friends.

Nothing excites Kara more than hearing from her fans. So, send her a note. She'll go total fan girl over it!
 


Buy Links:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Jilted-ebook/dp/B00F6DFUG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379161399&sr=8-1&keywords=Jilted+kara+leigh+miller


Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jilted-kara-leigh-miller/1116906522?ean=2940148724681


Social Media Links:

Website/Blog:
www.karaleighmiller.com


Email: karaleighmiller@yahoo.com


Facebook: www.facebook.com/KaraLeighMiller

Twitter: www.twitter.com/KaraLeighMille1

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/KaraLeighMiller


 

You can follow the complete tour by visiting these super great blogs:


September 15th


(Blog Tour Kickoff & Exclusive Excerpt)

Sharon Kleve's Blog
(Blog Tour Kickoff & Exclusive Excerpt




September 16th
 



(Book Spotlight)

Vallory V A
(Book Spotlight)


DreamZ of Dragons
(Book Spotlight)

(Guest Post: Planning A Blog Tour)

Paranormal Romance Fan for Life
(Guest Post: Planning A Blog Tour)
 

  

September 17th
 



(Author Interview)
 


September 18th
 

(Book Spotlight)


The Book Breeze
Sept 18th- Oct 16th
(Contest)
 
  
September 19th
 
Janette Harjo's Blog
(Author Interview)
 
September 20th
 

(Book Spotlight)

(Book Spotlight)

September 21st

(Guest Post: Topic TBD)

(Book Spotlight)

September 22nd

(Guest Post: Topic TBD)


September 23rd

(Guest Post: Topic TBD)

(Book Spotlight)

September 24th

(Guest Post: Topic TBD)

September 25th

(Guest Post: Humor in Romance)

Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews
(Book Spotlight)
 

September 26th

(Guest Post: Topic TBD)

(Author Interview)

September 27th

(Book Spotlight & Review)

September 28th

(Book Spotlight & Review)

(Book Spotlight)

September 29th

(Author Interview)

September 30th

 

In The Pages Of A Good Book
(Book Spotlight)

October 1st

(Teaser Tuesday: Exclusive Excerpt)

October 2nd

(Book Spotlight)

October 3rd

(Guest Post: Topic TBD)

October 4th

(Book Spotlight & Review)

October 5th

(Book Spotlight & Review)

(Book Spotlight)

October 6th

(Review, Spotlight, Interview)

October 7th

(Guest Post: Topic TBD)
 
(Book Spotlight)

October 8th

(Author Interview)

(Book Spotlight & Review)

(Behind the Scenes: Writing Spaces & Essentials)

October 9th

(Book Spotlight)

October 10th

(Review and/or Guest Post)

October 11th

(Guest Post: The Importance of Blogging)

October 12th

(Book Spotlight)

October 13th

(Guest Post)

October 14th

(Author Interview)

Check your Inhibitions at the Door
(Guest Post)

 
October 15th

(Book Spotlight & Review)

(Book Spotlight)

(Guest Post: Topic TBD)

Romance Junkies
(Guest Post)

October 16th

(Book Spotlight & Interview)

October 17th

(End of blog tour -- Winner's Announced)



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Sunday, August 25, 2013

SUPER, SUPER EXCITED!

I just received the cover for Halo's Wish, book one in the Dreams Come True Series. The released date is scheduled for mid-September.





Blurb:
Halo Ann Carlyle wishes for a home, family, and a boat-load of pets. What she gets is a bruised hip, a lump on the head, a broken ankle, and her new yellow Honda Civic is demolished.


Rich McFarland, a sexy veterinarian, keeps showing up in the most unexpected places, promising everything she's ever wanted.


Halo believes she only has time to pursue her career as a pet detective and must ignore her growing attraction to achieve her dreams.


Will Halo trust her heart, and find a way to get both for Christmas?


Book two is Brenda's Desire

Book three is Kitty's Secret.

I need help coming up with a name for Brenda's puppy, in Brenda's Desire. What do you think? Help me out with a name...





Thursday, August 22, 2013

LOVE AND OTHER GAMES COVER REVEAL!

Love and Other Games is a collection of four sexy new adult stories centered around athletes competing in the Winter Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, and Kara Leigh Miller. It releases October 1st from Swoon Romance in all major electronic formats.






Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze



Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America’s Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It’s a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running.



Everyone knows Erik Andresen’s best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from the competition. He’s there for his team, but a hot night and a remarkable final training session have him wondering if a gorgeous good-luck charm could give him another chance at the podium. With a little bit of luck, these two might have a shot at something worth more than gold.



Ana Blaze's: Website | Twitter | Facebook



Trouble With Gold by Melinda Dozier


US snowboarder and notorious prankster, Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but his boxers. 


Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman, gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she's not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in her way. A professional performance could help her land her dream job at Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult. 


Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the warm heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?

Melinda Dozer's: Website | Twitter | Facebook




The Girl Behind the Gold by Aria Kane



Greek aerial skier Lia Milonas’s parents are about to lose the family farm. Saving it means medaling and landing a huge sponsor. While her no-nonsense attitude has her well on her way to a medal, it hasn’t won her a place in fans' hearts.



“Come back with a story that will make readers cry, or don’t come back.” This is what Brandon James’ boss told him before he left New York to cover the Winter Games for Moment Magazine. With a wink and a smile, he can charm his way into any invite-only party, but that career-making story is nowhere to be found – until he meets Lia.



The two strike a deal that should get them both what they want - but neither would have guessed they’d also find what they need.


Aria Kane's: Website | Twitter | Facebook


Ice Gold by Kara Leigh Miller


Colton Campbell thrives on the fast paced, adrenaline rushed lifestyle of being an Olympic hockey player. Despite Brenna Jessup's abhorrence for the games and the athletes, she's hand-picked as the official photographer for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. When a faux pas by Brenna almost costs Colton his career, she owes him. Too bad for her, Colton doesn't want apologies -- he wants retribution! And he knows just how to get it -- and her -- in the process.


Kara Leigh Miller's: Website | Twitter | Facebook



To celebrate the cover reveal, the authors are giving away a $20 gift card to the bookstore of the winner's choice. Check out the rafflecopter below to enter!


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A WRITERS BEST FRIEND

I'm heading to my bi-weekly critique meeting tonight. There's always great food,  wine, and of course great advise on how to improve my writing.








Enter to win a paperback copy of my latest release, 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.
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