Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Teaser Blitz: Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson

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Today we are sharing some teasers for HOMETOWN COWBOY by Sara Richardson. This is the first book in her brand new series, Rocky Mountain Riders. It is currently up for pre-order and will be released February 28, 2017!

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About HOMETOWN COWBOY:

NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A COWBOY

Jessa Mae Love is done with relationships. No matter how tempting he might be, she cannot--will not--fall for a man like Lance Cortez. The outrageously handsome cowboy is practically a living legend in Colorado, as famous for riding bulls as he is for breaking hearts. What would a big-time rodeo star like him see in a small-town veterinarian who wears glasses, rescues animals, and cries when watching rom-coms? Turns out, plenty.

Raising bulls, riding the circuit, and looking after his ailing father--Lance never stands still for long. Yet Jessa catches his attention, and the more she tries to resist him, the more he wants her. When she agrees to move to the ranch to keep an eye on Lance's dad, Jessa tells him they have to keep it professional: no flirting, no sweet talk, and definitely no kissing. But with Jessa now living under his roof, that's easier said than done . . .

 

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What reviewers are saying about Sara Richardson's novels...

"Charming, witty, and fun. There's no better read. I enjoyed every word!"―Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on No Better Man

"Richardson's debut packs a powerful emotional punch. [Her] deft characterization creates a hero and heroine who will elicit laughs in some places and tears in others."―Publishers Weekly on No Better Man

"4 stars! Hot! Richardson brings us a modern read set in beautiful Aspen. Her brisk storytelling and the charming, endearing characters set within a solid, engaging plot make this sweet romance shine. A strong and vulnerable Bryce, coupled with a determined, lighthearted Avery, will appeal to readers, especially with their sizzling chemistry. This is a truly delightful read."―RT Book Reviews on No Better Man

"Fresh, fun, well-written, a dazzling debut."―Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author on No Better Man

"The perfect balance of humor, heart and heat. I couldn't put it down! Sara Richardson will sweep you away."―Christie Craig, New York Times bestselling author on No Better Man

"An enjoyable read. Richardson's spunky, baseball-lovin' heroine is delightful!"―Katie Lane, USA Today bestselling author on No Better Man

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

  Headshot_Sara Richardson BIO: Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000-foot peak at midnight, swam through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders. Eventually, Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After five years in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now, she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons. Her first contemporary romance, No Better Man, was released by Grand Central forever 2015.    
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EskieMama Reads Midweek Spotlight w/Giveaway: The Killer In You by Dakota Madison



Welcome to EskieMama Reads Midweek Spotlight!
Today we are spotlighting Dakota Madison's 

The Killer In You!



Enter to win 1 of 5 ecopies of 
CALIFORNIA DREAMERS: THE COMPLETE SERIES
from Dakota Madison



Falling in love with your boss's wife is never a good idea, 
especially when you're a mobster.

The Killer In You







Falling in love with your boss's wife is never a good idea, especially when you're a mobster.

Mia Corrado can't remember the last time she had sex with her husband, Nicky. He's been preoccupied with his job as the head of New Jersey's most powerful crime family, and all of the wild oats he sows on the side.

When Nicky tells Mia he's too busy to attend her college reunion, and wants to send one of his underlings to accompany her, Mia is completely fed up.

Until she discovers it is Luka Russo who will be escorting her. He's handsome, charming and sensitive, definitely not the typical mobster.

Mia is completely captivated by him.

And Luka is just as smitten with Mia.

But if they act on their feelings for each other Luka may end up sleeping with the fishes.



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Q & A with Dakota Madison about The Killer In You

What initially inspired you to write The Killer in You?
I was a huge fan of The Sopranos when it was on television. I always wanted to write a Mafia romance. When this idea came to me I found a way to fit it into my Back to Bookman #LoveinMidlife romance series.

Tell us little about the characters in The Killer in You.Mia is in her 40s. She raised two children, who have both left home. She and her husband have drifted apart. He’s had affairs in the past, but this time things are different. He doesn’t want to be with Mia any longer. He sends his right-hand man, Luka, to keep an eye on Mia at her college reunion. Luka is supposed to keep other guys away from Mia, but ends up falling for her himself.

What was the hardest part of writing The Killer in You?
I don’t have children, so I always find it challenging to write about a woman who has kids.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? This was one of my favorite books to write. It really flowed. I think it’s because the main character is in my age range and I could relate to her feelings.

What are your future project(s)?
I am working on two more novels for the Back to Bookman #LoveinMidlife series. I am also going to interconnect the books with a Bookman College New Adult Romance series, so the college age students and their parents can all find love!

Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers?
I hope you will check out the other books in the #LoveinMidlife series. They all feature characters in their 40s, who are attending their 25th college reunion. If you are interested in keeping up with the latest news about the Back to Bookman #LoveinMidlife series, please consider joining my fan group on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BacktoBookman/


Now an exciting excerpt from The Killer In You!



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Luka
What I think might be a quiet day turns out to be anything but. As soon as the boss enters our small office I can see he’s got something on his mind. The lines etched on his forehead are more prominent than usual and his lips are puckered.

I know better than to ask what’s wrong. He’ll tell me when he’s ready. Then he’ll make me solve whatever difficulties he’s dealing with.

That’s the way it works in this business. As the underboss I’m the one who makes all of the boss’s problems go away.

Nicky likes to keep his legitimate business, the Pizza King, separate from his not-so-legal business dealings, so the office we use for our mob activities is located in a strip mall between a nail salon and a copy shop. Our front is a real estate office, but we never actually have any listings or sell houses. But we do have a broker, who makes a nice salary for sitting out front and handling any walk-ins or phone calls.

Nicky takes a gulp of his black coffee before he turns his attention to me.

“There’s something I’d like for you to do.” He points a finger at me. “You’re the only person I can really trust.”

Good morning to you too. “Anything. You know you just have to ask.”

A few months ago someone tried to whack Nicky. Luckily the shooter botched the hit. We all thought the Philly-South Jersey crew was responsible, but we haven’t found any proof yet.

Maybe Nicky discovered something and he’s ready for retaliation.

“I’d like you to escort my wife to her college reunion.”

That’s completely out of left field. “What?”

“Her reunion,” he repeats a little louder, as if hearing him was the problem.

The problem is the request is ridiculous. As fond as I may be of Mia, babysitting his wife isn’t in my job description.

“Why can’t you accompany her?” I realize my question may come across as insubordination, which is definitely frowned upon in our line of work, but his request goes above and beyond my job requirements.

Break a guy’s legs; that’s something I can do in my sleep. Take his wife to some dance; I don’t think so.

“I don’t remember this being a democracy. I give the orders and you carry them out. That’s the way this thing of ours works.”

I blow out air hoping to make his request somehow magically disappear. No such luck. He’s looking at me with anticipation.

“When is her reunion?”

“Labor Day weekend.” He gives me a sly grin.

He’s been talking our ears off about going to Tampa for the holiday weekend to spend time with his new comare. Apparently she’s a hot young nurse and he’s crazy about her.

Even though it’s common for guys like us to have mistresses it’s not something I approve of. I’ve never been a believer in multitasking, especially with affairs of the heart.

I believe a man should cherish the woman he has at home, especially if she’s the mother of his children.

On this point I differ from nearly all of my friends. Most of the guys in our crew want to have their cannoli and eat them too.

“It’s the whole weekend?” I ask.

He nods. “Bookman is a small town. The hotel was sold out, but I was able to talk the owners into renting Mia one of their suites. It has a separate bedroom and you get the sleeper couch in the living room.”

I remember driving through Bookman once on my way to Old Town. I blinked twice and missed the place.

“Why do you need for me to go with her?”

“Because I said so. Isn’t that reason enough?”

“Of course, but is there anything specific I should be doing while I’m there?”

He nods. “You need to make sure no one touches Mia. Capisce?”

“Do you really think that’s going to be a problem?” Not that I don’t think his wife is an attractive woman, but she seems to be devoted to Nicky.

The two of them were high school sweethearts. They’ve been together for years.

“I attended one of my high school reunions.” He holds up his index finger for emphasis. “I know what goes on. A lot of reconnecting with old flames. I don’t want any of those guys even thinking about reconnecting with Mia.”

“Got it, boss.”

“If anyone lays a hand on my wife, make sure he loses his hand. If anyone puts any other body parts where they don’t belong make sure he loses those too.”

He makes a point of staring at my crotch, as if I’d engage in any type of indiscretion with his wife. I value my job, and my body parts, too much.

“Anything else?”

“Have fun dancing to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.”

EskieMama Reads was priviledged to receive a copy of The Killer In You by Dakota Madison. Here is Jara's review of The Killer In You! Thank you Dakota for the opportunity to read & review The Killer In You!
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The Mafia, wow the book was not quite what I thought it was going to be, I was expecting everything Mafia, fights, killing and God only knows what else goes on. We do have a lovely triangle here Nicky in charge the big Boss, one that not only does what he needs to do, but has mistress a galore and pretty much ignores his wife, Mia his lovely wife, ignored and very aware of her philandering husband and what he does. Loyal Luka who has feeling for Mia.

Mia wants to go the her 25 year reunion, Nicky tells her he has to go to Florida, but send Luka with her to watch over her and make sure no man touches her. Now that made me laugh, here is one man having affairs to the left and right but God forbid his wife looks at another man.

To find out what happens, please read the book, it's a lovely story and easy to read, and you will love the characters, Dakota Madison thank you for a great trip through your imagination.



About the Author
USA TODAY Bestselling author Dakota Madison is known for writing romance with a little spice and lots of heart. She likes to explore current social issues in her work. Dakota is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry. When she's not at her computer creating spicy stories Dakota likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds at their home outside Phoenix, Arizona. Dakota also writes under the pen names Savannah Young, Sierra Avalon and Ren Monterrey.

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Book Blitz w/Giveaway: Hotshot Desire by Various Authors


Hotshot Desire: Love After Dark
by Sable Hunter, Rachelle Ayala, Mimi Barbour, Taylor Lavati, Dani Evans, Chantel Rhondeau
Genre: Romance



Desire so hot and needy. Passion uncontrolled. Lust and desperation heat up the nights in Hotshot Desire: Love After Dark. Six full-length romance novels and one bonus novella from NY Times, USA Today, and National bestselling authors. From billionaire bikers to special agents, jocks and bad boys, emotions run hot and the action never stops when love and life is on the line. Spend your sultry days and steamy nights addicted to these unforgettable romances where desire overrides reason. LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Clocking in at 500,000 words, this super boxed set is packed with action, romance, suspense, love, danger, and fun. Look for other Hotshot Romance Collections: Hotshot Heroes: Strong Enough to Love, Hotshot Danger: Packing the Heat, and Hotshot Alphas: Too Hot to Handle for more full-length stories from your favorite romance authors.


UNCHAINED MELODY: HILL COUNTRY HEART by Sable Hunter

Sparks fly when Annalise walks through the door of Ethan Stewart's Bed & Breakfast, turning his life upside down... again. Six years ago she simply vanished into thin air after eight short days of earth-shattering passion. Annalise Ramsey has, once again, come to face with the man of her dreams. Tragedy tore her away from him years before, and now she fears the shadows of a terrible secret will keep them apart forever.

ROARING HOT: BILLIONAIRE BIKER by Rachelle Ayala

Teo Alexiou is an arrogant playboy who gets what he wants. He meets his match in actress Amy Suzuki, a woman he hired to play his girlfriend. The fun starts when he falls for her, and suddenly, the billionaire bad boy is wishing she'd cut the act and show him her true heart.

SPECIAL AGENT: KANDICE by Mimi Barbour

Stalked, kidnapped and beaten doesn't break Kandice from being the sweetheart of her team. They're used to her kind ways. It's her overly protective new boss who won't accept she knows her job.

A RELIANT LOVE by Taylor Lavati

Nathalie, a naive eighteen-year old, falls in love with a struggling drug addict, Samuel Torrington. Two things impossible to fight--addiction and attraction.

THE NEXT CONTESTANT by Dani Evans

He's a player. She's determined not to fall prey. He's in command, but she's no slouch. The game? Too much to risk. Dirty secrets, lust, and jealousy push and pull an arrogant frat boy and a sexy dancer into a game neither can win--unless love intervenes.

MURDEROUS LIES by Chantel Rhondeau

Wrongly imprisoned for eight years, Max Kensington returns home. With his release, Rosemary Spelling is forced to confront the past. The day Max allegedly killed her sister destroyed her life. When the murders start again and all evidence points to Max, Rose teams up with him to catch her sister's real killer.

SERVING UP LOVE by Chantel Rhondeau (Bonus Novella)

Rising tennis star Melanie Rush has a crush on her sexy tennis coach, Ethan Patterson. He has strict rules against relationships within his tennis program, but Melanie wants to break them all. How much is love worth when scandal slams their careers into the ground?







Sable Hunter

Sable Hunter is a New York Times, USA Today bestselling author of nearly 50 books in 7 series. She writes sexy contemporary stories full of emotion and suspense. Her focus is mainly cowboy and novels set in Louisiana with a hint of the supernatural. Sable writes what she likes to read and enjoys putting her fantasies on paper. Her books are emotional tales where the heroine is faced with challenges. Her aim is to write a story that will make you laugh, cry and swoon. If she can wring those emotions from a reader, she has done her job. Sable resides in Austin, Texas with her two dogs. Passionate about all animals, she has been known to charm creatures from a one ton bull to a family of raccoons. For fun, Sable haunts cemeteries and battlefields armed with night-vision cameras and digital recorders hunting proof that love survives beyond the grave. Welcome to her world of magic, alpha heroes, sexy cowboys and hot, steamy to-die-for sex. Step into the shoes of her heroines and escape to places where right prevails, love conquers all and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.


Rachelle Ayala

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes from sweet to steamy and believes that everyone should find love as often as possible, even if it's within the pages of a book. Rachelle is working on a sweet series of romances with pets and firemen, Have a Hart Romances, and one full of bad boys, Bad Boys for Hire. She also writes sports romances in both football and baseball, as well as many holiday romances, both sweet and spicy.


Mimi Barbour

Mimi Barbour is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who's sold over 500,000 copies of her books world-wide. Her five romance series: The Vicarage Bench/ time travel at it's best, Angels with Attitudes / angels love romance, Vegas / fast-paced plotting, Elvis / make a song a book and her newest, Undercover FBI / with sizzling conflicts and lots of humor.

Mimi's been heard to say: "I'm an author who loves to read uplifting stories about romance. Add in some time travel, or maybe an angel, or even a little romantic suspense and it makes the story more fascinating because of the incredible possibilities."


Taylor Lavati

Taylor Lavati is the twenty-four year old author of the bestselling fantasy trilogy, A Curse Books, and award-winning novel, A Reliant Love. She also writes contemporary romances, such as For The Love of Ash. She has another Young Adult fantasy series called Wingless.

Raised in a small Connecticut town, Taylor now works at a local gym, writing in her free time and going to school at night to be an elementary school teacher. She loves to read--the author who most inspires her: Jodi Picoult.

She's a Gemini to the core. She's married as of August 2014, and has a pretty little fur-baby. She was on the varsity Ice Hockey team in high school. She performed dance at various arenas, like Disney World Epcot center and Madison Square Garden.


Dani Evans

Dani Evan studies Romance-ology where she travels abroad many fictitious places and lives in the hearts of countless heroines and heroes. She experiences the greatest love stories, heartbreaks, high levels of angst, and scorching seductions. All adventures have been, thus far, rather… orgasmic! She hopes her characters will bring the same joy to the romance community as so many Indie and traditionally published authors have given her.

Reading enlightens all of our worlds and is the greatest escape from the daily stresses of life.


Chantel Rhondeau

Chantel Rhondeau is hooked on romance and suspense. She thinks there’s nothing better than a great mystery, but basically an optimist, Chantel loves a book to end ‘happily ever after.’ When she isn’t writing, Chantel enjoys playing cards with her family, bowling, and snuggling with her four kitty ‘children.’






Virtual Book Tour w/Giveaway: Fearless Destiny by Annette Bower


Fearless Destiny
by Annette Bower
GENRE: Women's fiction with romantic elements


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Annette Bower will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Please visit GoddessFish.com to follow the tour, remember the more you comment better your chances on winning.

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From the Romance Review Readers Choice nominee, Annette Bower, comes a new small town romance, Fearless Destiny. Tiffany George, riding high on her commission as a fresco artist, returns home for some deserved rest and relaxation. The drive is uneventful until she rescues Will Cleaver on the side of a highway. While savoring memories of a kiss and a well formed butt, her future goals do not include a romance. Once in town, she discovers the hopes and dreams of her community hinge on the development of a new resource mine and Will Cleaver’s designed neighborhood. Her parents demand she give up art and resume her working partner role in the family business. Tiffany George is pulled by her community roots and stretched by her newly discovered independence. Will Cleaver knows about taking charge of destiny. He models the courage she uses to become the woman she needs to be.

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Excerpt:

The words “hello there” ploughed down the silent hallway as Tiffany’s roadside linebacker advanced with a synchronized arm and leg crutch-walk.

Tiffany bit her cheek while she watched her father grab the railing on the wall. She stepped forward. “Tiffany George of George’s Family Plumbing. There’s a water break.”

His gaze traveled up from her chest to the collar of her pink coveralls and then to the top of her head, where she was sure her spikes had tumbled like dominoes. Then down to the tips of her lime-green boots. “Nice boots, real nice boots.”

Tiffany tugged at the weight of the tool bag across her body.

A sprite of many talents, I see.” He gripped his walking aids.

We can’t all be just a pretty face.” She could have bitten off her tongue.

He raised his eyebrows and his eyes sparkled. They weren’t black after all, but a deep brown.

You think I’m pretty?” He sounded amused.

She took a wide stance and began an assessment of him from the tip of his dusty loafers, gray trousers, a rumpled white shirt with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows exposing firm, and tanned arms. His whiskers shadowed across his firm jaw, his full lips held neutral, his straight nose and those dark watchful eyes had deep etched laugh lines around them. “You have a certain road weariness that I’d like to capture on paper.” Reaching with her callused fingers, she touched his beard.

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Q & A with Annette Bower

Thank you for hosting me today as part of the Goddess Fish Virtual Book Tour for Fearless Destiny.

What books/authors have influenced your writing?
Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. She wrote the Anne of Green Gables series, by using her experiences as a young girl. She often commented on the significance of place, but studies indicate that readers don’t often recall specifics of setting, it is the story they recall. Montgomery married but was committed to being a writer. She commented that her first book was “something, which but for me, would never have existed.” I explore the theme about the fine line between selfishness and selflessness for artists in Fearless Destiny.

Also Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of The Secret Garden. She used Mary’s growth and the bringing back to life of the garden as the central symbol. She showed the magic healing brought about by caring for one another and the living things around us.




Tell us something you hate doing. Why?
I procrastinate downsizing my book collection because they are touchstones for me. I may not have opened their covers for awhile but just knowing they are there is comforting. However, they do take over my office and others would surely benefit from having them.


Share a funny incident in your life. 

I'm directionally challenged so getting lost is easy for me and finding my way back to where I started is sometimes difficult. I had been away on a boat cruise and I couldn’t seem to find my way across Liberty Bridge that connects Buda and Pest across the river Danube, to get back to the docking area. After many false starts, I decided to follow this man who appeared to know where he was going. He did walk off the bridge and when he stopped to relieve himself in a bush, I carried on. I’ve often said, “I wish someone would invent shoes with a GPS in them.” But then I wouldn’t have stories to tell.

When you are in writer mode, music or no music?
When I’m working, no music but I get many story ideas and emotions from country music. I like the stories the songs tell. One of my favorites is: You Can’t Make a Heart Love Somebody by George Strait. … “You can lead a heart to love but you can’t make it fall.”

Who was your favorite hero/heroine?

Gracie Hart played by Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality. Gracie abhors everything the US Beauty Pageant stands for but she goes undercover and shows what women do to their bodies to be beautiful. She is independent but also wants love. I usually smile when she says to her partner Eric Mathews, after she is beautiful, “You want to kiss me. You want to hug me. You want to marry me.” To give Eric credit he does recognize her qualities before her transformation.

Have you ever had one character you wanted to one way with but after the book was done the character was totally different?

In Fearless Destiny I wanted to write Tiffany’s mother as a kind woman but she had her issues with Tiffany and she wanted to air them. In many ways she was jealous of the special relationship Tiffany had with her father when the mother really wanted a daughter who dressed in frilly dresses and would get married and continue the family with grandchildren. Rather than the Tiffany who qualified for a plumber and was the partner qualified to take over the family plumbing business.


Thank you for the opportunity to share a little about myself with your followers today. 
Yours truly,
Annette
Francis Hodgson Burnett: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Hodgson_Burnett
Miss Congeniality: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212346/
Bridge picture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Bridge_(Budapest)


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Annette Bower sets her romance novels in Saskatchewan because she believes home can be as exotic as anywhere else in the World. Annette travels extensively, but always returns home to Regina, Saskatchewan. Born in Regina, her experiences as a nurse, administrator, town councillor, teachers’ assistant and student inform her stories and reflect the experiences of many readers. Annette’s stories are read around the world and have been shortlisted on many national and international stages.
Annette Bower writes about women’s roles in families, in communities and women’s emotions at the beginning and end of love in her home office in Regina, SK. Her short stories are published in magazines and anthologies in Canada, United States, and United Kingdom.
Her women’s fiction novels with romantic elements, Woman of Substance and Moving On are published by Soul Mate Publishing.
Annette Bower’s day-to-day experiences as a nurse, administrator, town councillor, teacher’s assistant and student means that her stories are the real thing because they are about you and your neighbours. Her short stories and novels are read around the world. Her romance novels are set in Saskatchewan because she believes home is as exotic as anywhere else in the wide world she has visited.
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