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Friday, December 21, 2012

Authors, I Invite You To Share!

Happy Winter solstice! If you're reading this then the world did not end on December 21, 2012. Phew! *Grins* Today I’m taking a ‘one day’ intermission from A Writer’s Mind’s, WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS BENEATH HER CHRISTMAS TREE BLOG EVENT.

Instead, sit back and enjoy a one day ‘BUG-IN PROMO FEST’. If you’ve been following along this month then you know I posted on December 5th some survival tips that included how to tap maple syrup. I encourage you to click HERE to read it whenever you can. Chock full of great info! To read the final post in the Bug-in blog hop, head over to Skhye Moncrief's blog.

Meanwhile, several authors from the ‘BUG-IN WITH ROMANCE BLOG HOP’ have come together today to promo with one another. And though I intend to chat more about my upcoming release later this month I thought today a great time to start sharing. (Bug-in authors- If you did up a blog post today please leave the URL in a comment)

IN ADDITION, I'd also like to invite all authors to share. After all, it's the holiday's and what better gift to give readers than a taste of all the talent that's 'out there.' I encourage you to leave a BLURB, SHORT EXCERPT and BUY LINKS for one of your titles in a comment after this post!

So here goes. My latest… (I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment!)

THE MACLOMAIN SERIES- EARLY YEARS

“Come with courage. Come for love. Or don’t come at all.”

When true love exists, it resonates through time.

From the best-selling, award-winning MacLomain Series comes the first of those stories never told.

The many stories from the MacLomain Series-Early Years will rip from you both tears and joy. After all, love is merciless. Brave the Scottish Highlands in a time of peril and sacrifice. Brave the Highlands in a time when love was forged despite all odds.




HIGHLAND DEFIANCE (The MacLomain Series- Early Years) due to be released January of 2013!

BLURB:

Mildred, a young woman living in New England during the onset of World War II, worries about family and friends. What changes are to come? How will life change? Little does she expect change to come not from war, but an unexpected trip back in time to medieval Scotland.

Adlin, Chieftain of the MacLomain clan, will never forget the moment he lays eyes on Mildred. A powerful ruler of both tribe and magi, she redefines the man he thought he was. Her quick wit and perseverance humble his natural arrogance. Her sensuality cripples his defenses.

The maddened determination of a rival chieftain threatens their very existence. Caught together in time, they must find a way to evade the mighty MacLeods and keep peace in the Highlands. But lust, rage and potential war simmer on the edge of their every move.

Will Mildred and Adlin find true love despite the odds? Find out in Highland Defiance.

NEVER-BEFORE-READ EXCERPT (unedited)….

I can handle this. I have to handle this! A dream is a dream after all; no matter if she thought she was going to work. No matter if she wondered at her sanity. So she decided to crack one eye open at a time.

Piece by piece, the man in front of her appeared.

He grinned. “Quite handsome, aren’t I?”

Her eyes popped open. Handsome? Extremely! His black hair was tousled, his startling pale blue eyes merry, his chiseled face astounding.

“No,” she said automatically and buried her head again.

“Oh.” He plunked down beside her. “’Tis a thing sometimes, the shock of my good appearance.”

Mildred breathed deeply and hid her grin. Arrogant. But she couldn’t help but enjoy this dream. It was the first of its kind. She peeked out from beneath her arm and said, “You’re awfully full of yourself.”

“Nay.” He looked ahead and shook his head. “I stopped being that way years ago.”

Still from beneath her arm. “Being full of yourself?”

“Aye.” He leaned back and stretched out his legs. “Turns out the lassies dinnae like it.”

Mildred lifted her head slightly. “Why not? I find it rather becoming.”

“You would.”

“I would?”

“Of course.”

“Why is that?”

“Because you’re arrogant too.”

She sat up straighter. “Am not.”

“Are too.” He titled back his head. “Do you feel that?”

“What?” But she already did. A cool wind blew through the forest and brushed her cheek. For the first time since she’d arrived, Mildred looked around. There existed no steel mill looming in the distance waiting for her to make plane parts to aid in war. There existed no stream of people trudging into a plant determined to do their job.

Her friends and siblings had vanished.

“Beautiful, isn’t it?”

Her eyes darted to the man beside her then back at the forest. “Yes, but I don’t understand.”

“Cannae you be happy with what is in front of you?”

She heard his accent, saw the forest and shook her head. “No, I can’t.”

“Too bad.” He jumped to his feet and held down his hand. “M’lady.”

Mildred looked up, still barely familiar with everything and shook her head. “No.”

He ignored her and pulled her to her feet. Stunned, she looked up…and up. It was then that she truly realized the stature of the man talking to her. With shoulders easily twice as wide as hers, a height at least eight inches taller and a muscular frame rippled with muscles, he was overwhelming.

Her eyes drifted over his face. That face. One she’d dreamed of since she’d been a little girl. Perfectly proportioned, with a straight nose, square chin, and straight brows, it’d always been overly alluring.

And those eyes...like the clearest blue sky sharpened by sunlight.

“Well, what about my attire?”

Her eyes rounded. Yes, his attire was… amazing.

“You’re wearing a…” She glanced away and cinched her lips before looking at him again, brows up. "You’re wearing a skirt.” Mildred paused a minute to get her bearings in front of such a good looking fellow. But things must be said so she gathered her courage, looked him dead in the eye and said, “Are you aware that you wear a skirt?”

With a shocked expression, he peered down and said, “It appears that I am!”

Mildred breathed deeply through her nostrils and nodded solemnly. “So I’m the first to tell you.”

He looked to the sky for guidance then into her eyes. “It seems you are.”

“Well, I’m sorry about that but honestly it’ll get you in trouble, especially in my dreams.”

Sky here. Hope you enjoyed! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!

Authors, don't forget to leave a BLURB, SHORT EXCERPT and BUY LINKS in comment!

9 comments:

Alisha said...

Voodoo Mooon by Alisha Paige:
When London rock star, Tammie Palmer inherits the historic plantation, Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica, she decides to make it her new recording studio, moving her band, Witch Storm, to the haunted mansion. Tales of her ancestor, Annie Palmer have been floating around Jamaica for nearly two centuries.

Horrifying acts of slave torture, black magick, Haitian voodoo and murder are
part of the legend of the White Witch of Rose Hall.

Ancient spells conjure a powerful houngan from the 1800's. A voodoo priest who performed black magick to shift into a wolf in order to save his wife, Daisy from the White Witch. Now he's alive again, hell-bent on revenge against the witch's ancestor. But how can the shifter voodoo-king punish a woman whose scent reminds him of his former love? Can he confront his past and survive in this new world as a beast, without falling in love with his enemy?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00846FX86

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/voodoo-moon-alisha-paige/1106779634?ean=2940014429474

Anita Philmar said...

Banished by Anita Philmar

Three Erotic Shape Shifter Stories

Three girls from Ardenia step outside of their world. Captured and a forget spell placed on them, they don't know they're royalty or where they come from. Will they ever find their way home?

Available at http://www.amazon.com/Banished-Three-Erotic-Stories-ebook/dp/B008VWYVN6/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344720738&sr=1-9&keywords=anita+philmar

Or stop by www.anitaphilmar.blogspot.com to read more
Living happily for another day.

Masha Holl said...

The Joining.

A space rescue. An alluring alien. Five years of searching for a lost past coming to an end, one way or another.

http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86_124&products_id=1145

http://mashaholl.com

Tina Gayle said...

Birth is the 2nd book in the Executive Wives' Club Series


Four women...
One fatal car wreck...
Everyone's lives changed...


Brie Sullivan has a new baby girl and there are a million things to do, but Brie doesn’t have the energy to keep up. Why? She’s still grieving for her husband and suffering from baby blues, but she won’t let that stop her. She’s come up with the answer--find a new husband to be the father of her kids.

Jason Clark has been doing everything he can to help Brie. He loves her but can he accept her proposal of marriage knowing she’s not thinking clearly about the future?

Read first chapter at http://www.tinagayle.net/BirthChpt.html
or
Purchase at
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and authors, readers, everyone come visit me at www.tinagayle.blogspot.com

Donna Michaels said...

CAPTIVE HERO (Time-shift Heroes Series-Book One) by Donna Michaels

When Marine Corps test pilot, Captain Samantha Sheppard accidentally flies back in time and inadvertently saves the life of a WWII VMF Black Sheep pilot, she changes history and makes a crack decision to abduct him back to the present. With the timeline in jeopardy, she hides the handsome pilot at her secluded cabin in the Colorado wilderness.

But convincing her sexy, stubborn captive that he is now in another century proves harder than she anticipated—and soon it becomes difficult to tell who is captor and who is captive when the more he learns about the future, the more Sam discovers about the past, and the soul-deep connection between them.

As their flames of desire burn into overdrive, her flying Ace makes a historical discovery that threatens her family’s very existence. Sam’s fears are taken to new heights when she realizes the only way to fix the time-line is to sacrifice her captive hero...or is it?

Can love truly survive the test of time?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009XLK6CY

Paula Cappa said...

Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural by Paula Cappa
$2.99 on Amazon.

Do you think a dream can have supernatural powers? Kip Livingston, an artist living alone in Abasteron House, paints her dreams, bringing them into the physical world. But when Kip dreams of a raging firehawk, imagine her fear when she wakes up and the nightmare doesn't end. The dream elements are alive in her bed and so threatening, it drives her into the arms of a priest, Raymond Kera. Night Sea Journey is about the psychic reality of dreams and nightmares. Rich characters, psychological undertones, paranormal events, romance, and murder make this little supernatural thriller a fast-paced read.

http://www.amazon.com/Night-Journey-Tale-Supernatural-ebook/dp/B009ONWSC2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350058974&sr=1-1&keywords=Night+Sea+Journey+paula+cappa

Skhye Moncrief said...

CELTIC TIME-TRAVEL FANTASY ROMANCE (SPICY)

5 BOOKS for $4 Kindle version (99 cents each when purchased individually) http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=time%20guardians%20moncrief

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A war wages among the Gods. Two Celtic time-travel orders from the future intermarry to safeguard history. Paradox is but a stolen heart away. Open the door to a new reality where legend becomes history and destined love defeats timeless evil...

Read 1st chapters by downloading the sample at Kindle & Nook.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! ~SKHYE

Georgie Lee said...

Studio Relations by Georgie Lee

http://www.amazon.com/Studio-Relations-ebook/dp/B008RBSNYY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356139928&sr=8-2&keywords=studio+relations

Vivien Howard hasn’t forgiven Weston Holmes for almost derailing her career five years ago. Female directors in 1930s Hollywood are few and far between, and a man who coasts by on his good looks and family connections can’t possibly appreciate what it took for her to get to where she is. But when the studio head puts Weston in charge of overseeing Vivien’s ambitious Civil War film, she realizes she has a choice: make nice with her charismatic new boss or watch a replacement director destroy her dream.

Weston Holmes doesn’t know much about making movies, but he knows plenty about money. And thanks to the Depression, ticket sales are dangerously low. The studio can’t afford a flop—or bad press, which is exactly what threatens to unfold when an innocent encounter between Weston and Vivien is misconstrued by the gossip rags. The only solution? A marriage of convenience that will force the bickering duo into an unlikely alliance—and guide them to their own happy Hollywood ending.

Shelley Workinger said...

Clio Kaid may be 17 and just beginning the last summer before her senior year, but her life is anything but typical.

The SOLID Series (Teens & Tweens)
Trilogy; final book just released Nov. 1!

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Clio Kaid may be 17 and just beginning the last summer before her senior year, but her life is anything but typical.

She's just discovered she was genetically altered before birth and is now headed to a top-secret Army campus to explore the surprising results of the experiment.

Follow Clio and the other teens as they develop fantastic super-abilities, forge new friendships, find love, and uncover a conspiracy along the way.