Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID #MFRWauthors

Happy Book Hooks Wednesday! Today I'm featuring the third and final book in my Left at the Altar Series, ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID:

Dani Dipietro has always considered herself an ugly duckling in a family of swans. She's the bridesmaid her friends count on, but never the woman any man wants for his bride. So she plays the funny girl and guards her emotions, and her secrets, closely.
When Zach Morrison was dumped at his wedding, Dani was there to help him through the humiliation. A year later they meet again and once more Zach needs her help. To fend off the unwanted attentions of his former fiancé, he asks Dani to pretend to be his girlfriend. They play their roles a little too well, and make believe turns into reality. But their relationship comes crashing down around them when Zach's trust issues cause him to accuse Dani of cheating. Telling the truth means that Dani will betray a friend, something she will never do. But keeping her secrets means she may be destined to remain a bridesmaid forever.
 And here's a few lines from the novel:

For several heart beats, she held herself rigid. And then something remarkable happened. He felt her sigh against his mouth as her arms wound around his neck and she pressed herself against him. His own response was swift and totally unexpected. He held her close, running one hand over the lush curves of her bottom, her softness speaking to a primordial part of his being. The taste of berries on her tongue made him want to strip off her clothing to taste every inch of her naked skin.

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID is available at Amazon and Uncial Press. Please check my other books at www.janarichards.com

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Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Snarktember! Thirty Days of Prizes!


For the entire month of September I'll be participating at the Snarky Mom's Blog as she celebrates her first blogoversary. There will be plenty of giveaways from many authors, including a KINDLE FIRE HDX and a KINDLE PAPERWHITE!

And I'll be offering a giveaway, too. For the entire month of September, anyone who signs up for my newsletter will receive a free copy of my contemporary romance RESCUE ME.

Rescue Me is available at Amazon

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday with The Girl Most Likely

Happy Sunday! Today I'm featuring my contemporary romance THE GIRL MOST LIKELY on Sneak Peek Sunday. Here's the blurb:

Cara McLeod, the girl most likely to have the perfect marriage, is now divorced and, in her own words, “fat, frumpy, and over forty.” The thought of facing former classmates—and the ex-husband who dumped her—at her high school reunion terrifies her. Cajoled into attending by her kids and her best friend, Cara enlists help at the gym to lose weight and look great for the reunion. Personal Trainer Finn Cooper is more than willing to help—but does he have to be so to-die-for gorgeous?
Finn thinks Cara is perfect just the way she is. She’s everything he wants in a woman, except for one thing—she can’t get past the fact that he's eight years younger. To Finn, age and weight are just numbers. But can he convince Cara the numbers she worries about add up to only one thing for him—love?
And here's my six paragraphs:

“I believe you can do anything you set your mind to. You’re an amazing woman, Cara.” 

Cara caught his hand and held it. Finn’s unshakeable belief in her was truly humbling. “I don’t know why you have so much faith in me, but thank you.”

His free hand gently traced the contours of her face as he looked into her eyes. “It’s easy to have faith in you, sweetheart.”

He lowered his face, his lips touching hers with inexorable sweetness. Cara could have cried, or maybe sang, with joy. She loved the way he tasted, the way he held her, even the way he smelled. She wanted to bury her face in his neck and drink in the sweaty, male scent of him. She wanted to go on tasting him, holding him, touching him forever.

She broke the kiss abruptly, frightened by her thoughts. What was she doing? The last time she checked she was still eight years older than Finn.

Old enough to know better.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

FLAWLESS at #MySexySaturday

Happy Saturday! Today I've got five paragraphs from my World War II romantic suspense FLAWLESS.
Here's the blurb:

Resistance fighter Madeleine Bertrand’s  husband died when he was betrayed by Hunter Smith. How can she now pretend to be married to the arrogant American? How can she betray Jean Philippe’s memory by her passionate response to Hunter’s kisses? Neither is prepared for the maelstrom of attraction that erupts between them. To survive they must uncover the mysteries of the past and conquer the dangers of the present. But first Madeleine must decide if her loyalties lie with her dead husband and the Resistance or with the greatest love of her life.

And here's my five paragraphs:


“They’re watching us. Kiss me.”

“What?”

“Kiss me like a wife madly in love with her husband.”

His expression gave no hint of his feelings. Madeleine’s heart rate accelerated as she stared into
his eyes. She stepped into his embrace. Hunter’s arms closed around her, trapping her in a cocoon of warmth. His lips sought hers, tentative at first, and then when she opened her mouth and touched her tongue to his lips, he moaned, deepening the kiss, his tongue mating with hers. She pushed herself closer and felt his arousal against her belly. Madeleine’s hand clutched at his jacket, his shirt. She wanted to feel his skin against hers, wanted him inside her…

The hoots and catcalls of the other gardeners brought them both back to the present. Hunter broke the kiss, loosening his hold and putting a bit of distance between them, though his arms still held her. The look on his face told Madeleine that the kiss had shaken him as much as it had shaken her. She’d never lost control in public like that before. She’d loved Jean Philippe with all her heart, but he had never made her want to strip off all her clothes and have sex in front of anyone who cared to watch. God help her, if Hunter hadn’t stopped, she wouldn’t have had the strength.

FLAWLESS is available from The Wild Rose Press and Amazon. For a complete list of buy links, please check out my website at www.janarichards.com 

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Sexy Saturday with THERE GOES THE GROOM

It's great to be back at My Sexy Saturday! Today I have a snippet from my humorous contemporary romance, THERE GOES THE GROOM. Here's the blurb:
Eight years ago Tony left Olivia at the altar. He was sure she didn't really want to marry him. Now he's back, and they're forced to work together.
Coming home isn't easy for Tony, because his father wanted him to work at a trade instead of going off to college. Their relationship is still unsteady. Even before Tony's return, Olivia began questioning the depth of her love for her fiancé, a man she chose because he was safe and reliable. Yet the last thing she wants is a loveless, faithless marriage like the one her parents suffered through. 
When Tony, who never stopped loving her, insists her fiancé is the wrong man for her, Olivia sets out to prove him wrong. But the sexual chemistry between them is still strong, and so are her feelings for him. Even so, how can she break her engagement, hurt her fiancé as she was once hurt? And how can she trust Tony not to abandon her as he did before?
If anyone does the jilting this time, she will. 

And here's seven paragraphs from THERE GOES THE GROOM:
Tony stood with his arms around Olivia, his hands splayed across her breasts, her abdomen. His arousal pushed against her soft backside. Her head was thrown back against his shoulder, leaving her neck exposed to the sweet assault of his mouth. Her hands rested on top of his, urging him to touch, to explore.
“Remember, Olivia?  Remember what it was like between us? Does Stuart make you feel like this? Does he make you beg for more, make you wet with wanting?”
Olivia went completely still in his arms.
“When you make love with him, do you think of me?”
She pushed herself out of his arms, her hair tousled, her face flushed. She looked like a woman who’d just been made love to, thoroughly and satisfyingly. 
            Olivia soon regained her equilibrium. She took a pillow from the sofa and threw it at him. Her face was flushed red with anger. “Get out!”

            Tony grinned, catching the pillow and tossing it back on the sofa. “That’s very interesting. I think Freud would say you wouldn’t be so angry if you didn’t still have feelings for me.”

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Long Way from Eden #MFRWhooks


Thank you for joining me on Book Hooks! Today I'm offering a blurb and an excerpt from my contemporary romance A LONG WAY FROM EDEN. Here's the blurb:

Zane Martin's teenage daughter is pregnant. Meg Evan's son is the baby's father. Because Zane grew up not knowing who his father was, he'll be damned if he'll let his grandchild live with that shame. Meg was forced into an abusive marriage because of an unplanned pregnancy, so she knows that love is the only good reason to marry. Neither Meg nor Zane expects or welcomes the attraction that sparks between them. As they await the impending birth of their grandchild, old wounds open and long hidden family secrets come to light. The young couple builds a newer, stronger relationship, while Meg and Zane reach for a love passionate enough to overcome the past--if they're strong enough to trust it...and each other. 

In this excerpt, Zane and Meg go on their first date, and he's falling fast:

 A door on his left opened and Meg entered the living room. "I'm so sorry to keep you waiting." She steadied herself against the wall with one hand as she slid a sandal on her foot. She wore a black sleeveless dress with a hemline that ended a respectable distance up very shapely thighs. She'd done something different and complicated with her hair. The raven black tresses were tamed into submission in an elegant chignon. She looked polished and chic. Only her tentative smile hinted at a trace of nervousness.

"I'd say it was worth the wait," Jane said cheerfully. "Wouldn't you, Zane?"

Zane slowly got to his feet, unable to tear his gaze away from Meg. "Yes. You look very nice."

He could practically hear Jane's eyes rolling. Nice? Nice didn't come close to describing the way Meg looked. And nice didn't describe the feelings he was experiencing at this particular moment. He fought a Neanderthal urge to fling her over his shoulder and carry her into the bedroom.

As soon as Meg managed to get her shoes on, she straightened to her full height. The top of her head came to his chin with the help of the heels. "I guess we should get going since I've made us late. I'm really sorry, Zane."

At that moment Zane didn't care if they never made it to dinner. He could spend the whole night just looking at her. "Don't worry about it. We have plenty of time."

They drove across the city to St. Boniface, the French quarter of Winnipeg, where even the street signs were bilingual. All the way there he kept trying to think of something to say, something amusing or witty or even mildly interesting, but nothing would come. He felt tongue-tied and awkward. Meg was beautiful when she wore faded jeans and an old T-shirt, her hair pulled back in a careless ponytail. Tonight, in a sexy black dress, her hair and her make-up giving her a sleek polished look, she was stunning.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday with Burning Love

Happy summer Sunday everyone! What could be better than a beautiful summer weekend? Perhaps a beautiful summer weekend spent with a good book!

Today on Sneak Peek Sunday, I'm featuring BURNING LOVE, my humorous paranormal romance. Here's a blurb:
After causing three cooking fires in her apartment, Iris Jensen finds herself evicted and homeless. She lands on Riley Benson's doorstep, looking to rent a room in the beautiful old home he's restoring. It's only for six weeks until Iris leaves Portland, Oregon for her new job on a cruise ship. Firefighter Riley knows firsthand what a bad tenant she can be. But he needs money to finish the work on the house he loves. And something about Iris pulls at his heart…
Meanwhile, in Heaven, two angels watch over the young lovers. Angelica and Hildegard work in Heaven's Relationship Division, where angels match mortals with their soul mates. The angels believe so strongly in Iris and Riley’s love that they break Heaven's rules to help them. Can the angels convince them their love will last a lifetime?
In this excerpt, Iris tries to rent a room from Riley. But this firefighter has seen first hand the destruction Iris can cause:

“No, wait.” Iris stuck her foot in the door, wincing when the heavy wood met her sneaker-clad foot. “I need to talk to you about the room you have for rent.”

Finally it made sense. He’d placed an ad in the paper offering a room for rent, hoping to bring in a little extra cash to finish renovations. So far he’d had no takers and he was getting a little desperate. But not that desperate. The idea of living with Iris, her bedroom just across the hall from his, made Riley break out in a cold sweat.

“You’re kidding, right? You want me to rent you a room? You caused three fires at your last place. I’d have to be out of my mind to let you anywhere near my house.”

“Look, I know I’m not ideal roommate material.” She took a step closer, her gaze imploring. “I just need a place to sleep and store my things for the next six weeks and then I’m leaving Portland.”

He couldn’t think with Iris so close. Hell, he could barely form a coherent sentence. The light floral scent of her perfume tantalized his senses, intoxicating him. Riley drank in the sight of her, from the bright turquoise scarf holding back her dark hair to the colorful skirt in shades of blue and green that swirled around her ankles. She reminded him of beautiful, exotic gypsy.

A gypsy who could steal his heart without a second thought.


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