Friday, November 7, 2014

Karyn Good's New Romantic Suspense - OFF THE GRID

I'm very pleased to welcome my friend Karyn Good, who has a brand new romantic suspense. OFF THE GRID releases today from The Wild Rose Press. I've just finished this book and I can tell you it's fabulous!

In her own words, Karyn tells us about the inspiration for OFF THE GRID:

"Inspiration comes from all kinds of places and the idea behind this book is no different. It’s usually the characters that come to me first. Not this time. This time it was the setting. The Downtown Eastside of Vancouver is infamous for being Canada’s poorest urban postal code. The more I read and heard about the area the more the idea of using it as a setting for a novel dug in.

The idea of activist and Doctor Sophie Monroe and Family Law expert, Caleb Quinn, were born when the idea of bridging the gap between the rich and the poor first started worming its way inside."
Here's a blurb:

A committed doctor to Vancouver's inner city, nothing fazes Sophie Monroe—until a pregnant teenager shows up at her clinic on Christmas Eve requesting sanctuary and claiming the baby's father is one of the city's most influential businessmen. Sophie is in over her head and thankful when aid shows up in the form of an attorney who's a little too confident and a lot too sexy.

Family Law expert Caleb Quinn just wants a date, a chance to prove he isn't the elitist jerk Sophie assumes. Helping deliver a baby is not what he has in mind. But before long protecting a traumatized teenager and her son become his first priority. Even if saving them pits him against the baby's father, a childhood friend. A man who will do anything to keep his dark side private.

But justice never comes cheap. Will doing the right thing cost Sophie and Caleb their reputations? Or their lives?


And an excerpt:

Casual relationships weren’t her thing. Once she’d yearned for more. For the commitment other women scoffed at. Then she’d learned her lesson. It didn’t mean she didn’t crave family. She refused to ask about the woman from his office. It was none of her business. Neither was he. But renewed determination to resist him didn’t mean he wasn’t getting to her.

No soft music played. The dim lighting was courtesy of an unlit dingy hallway. The smell of antiseptic and desperation laced the air. It didn’t matter. Sophie wanted to meet his challenge. She didn’t want to dodge. Or object. She wanted to kiss the hell out of Caleb Quinn.

So she stepped back. “I can’t do this with you. I need to know I matter. That I’m the only name on your list.”

Caleb took her face in his warm hands. “Sophie, right now there is no one else but you.”

She wrapped her hands around his wrists and tugged them away. “But there’s a long line behind me and I’m choosing not to join the queue.”

“Don’t.” He refused to let go of her hands when she tried to release them, brought them up between them. “Don’t toss this aside.”

“I don’t do casual.”

“There won’t be anything casual about it.”




OFF THE GRID is available at The Wild Rose Press and Amazon.

Karyn Good can be found at:

Website: http://karyngood.com/blog/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarynGoodAuthor

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/karyngood or @karyngood

Happy Release Day! Thank you for sharing your new book with me today, Karyn!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Last Round - Last call for Contemporary Romance!

For our last group of books to bid on we have four contemporary romance novels in three heat levels. So without further ado, let's introduce our books.


Turn it Up by Inez Kelley


Talk is foreplay. Use it. 

Dr. Bastian Talbot and self-proclaimed sex goddess Charlie Pierce heat up the air waves with their flirty banter as radio hosts Dr. Hot and the Honeypot. Off the air, they're best friends...but Bastian wants to be so much more. He wants Charlie--in bed, and forever.

Problem is, Charlie doesn't do commitment. Sure, she's had X-rated fantasies of Bastian, but he was always just a friend--until he impulsively proposes and unleashes the lust they've been denying for years. Charlie's willing to explore where their wild chemistry leads, but she won't marry him. And he won't have sex with her until she accepts his proposal, despite her seductive schemes.


What are Dr. Hot and the Honeypot to do? Ask their listeners for advice on how to tame a sex kitten and turn a perfect gentleman into a shameless lover. The Race to Wed or Bed is on...who will turn up on top?

Amazon Buy Link         Inez Kelley's website         Length: Full-length      

Heat level: Sizzling hot



Moving On by Annette Bower

Anna Jenkins, a mysterious woman, arrives in the resort town of Regina Beach as the heir to a cottage, even though there isn’t an obvious family connection. The residents of the town know everyone’s business and they are very keen on discovering Anna’s secrets. Anna meets Nick Donnelly with a secret of his own.  As a soldier, the injuries he sustained in an IED explosion were greater than most people realize.


During his rehabilitation, Nick and Anna become friends. Nick begins to dream of a life on the land with a family of his own. When Anna discovers that Nick plans to return to active duty, she puts the brakes on loving a man who might die because of his career. Nick must convince Anna they have a future to live for.

Amazon Buy Link                       Length: Full-length

Annette Bower's website             Heat level: Sweet



A Long Way from Eden by Jana Richards


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 build 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.

Jana Richards' Books at Uncial Press

Jana Richards' website

Length: Full-length               Heat level: Spicy



First and Again by Jana Richards



Bridget Grant is back in Paradise. Paradise, North Dakota, that is.

She’s swallowed her pride and moved back to her hometown with her daughter after her divorce and the loss of her catering company. Now she’s trying to navigate the strained relationships she’d left behind – including her first love, Jack Davison.

Jack never forgot Bridget, or the day she left town – and him. When Bridget caters a lunch at Jack’s tourist ranch, old flames reignite. They have more in common than ever – Jack’s also a single parent. Though they both try to keep things casual, Bridget, Jack and their girls are starting to look a lot like a family.


But Bridget’s only planning to stay in Paradise until she’s saved enough to relaunch her business. Jack’s invested too much in his ranch to leave. And with their daughters involved both have a lot more at stake than heartbreak. How can they risk falling in love?

Carina Press Buy Link                Jana Richards' website

Length: Full-length                     Heat level: Spicy


Thank you so much for participating in Jana's Birthday Book Giveaway! You've made my birthday a truly memorable occasion this year. Good luck in the Rafflecopter draws. All the Rafflecopters close at 6 pm CST November 6, and I will be making the random draws for the winners sometime after that. Winners will receive their prizes directly from the authors ASAP.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Round 10 - Left at the Altar Series

Welcome back for Round 10 of the giveaway. This time I'm featuring my Left at the Altar series, a humorous contemporary romance with a wedding theme.

To give you an idea what all the ebooks in the giveaway are like, I've given some guidelines about the heat level and length of each ebook. In explanation:

Sweet - No fully described sex scenes. If sex occurs, it happens behind closed doors.
Spicy - One or more sex scene. PG13.
Sizzling hot - Fully described sex scenes using frank language.

This is the way I'm describing the length of the books:
Full-length - over 50,000 words
Novella - between 5,000 and 49,999 words
Short Story - under 5,000 words


Her Best Man by Jana Richards


Sarah Stevens experiences a bride's worst nightmare; being dumped at the altar. When she goes on the Caribbean cruise meant to be her honeymoon in order to lick her wounds, she discovers her ex-fiancé has sent his brother, Will Marshall, the former best man, on the cruise as well. Everyone on board thinks they're newlyweds, and Sarah is too embarrassed to set them straight. How is she supposed to share a tiny cabin with a man she barely knows? How is she supposed to pretend that she and Will are on their honeymoon? Even worse, how can she keep from falling in love with him? Sarah discovers the best man for her really is the best man.

Uncial Press Buy Link                 Length: Full-length

Jana Richards' website                 Heat level: Spicy





There Goes the Groom by Jana Richards

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. 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 like he did before?


If anyone does the jilting this time, she will.

Amazon Buy Link                     Length: Full-length

Jana Richards' website               Heat level: Spicy



Always a Bridesmaid by Jana Richards
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.

Uncial Press Buy Link                 Length: Full-length

Jana Richards' Website                  Heat Level: Spicy


All the Rafflecopters will close at 6 pm CST on November 6, and winners will be chosen shortly after. So enter now and enter often! In one hour I'll be back with the last post of the day -- four contemporary romances in three heat levels.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Round 9 - Let's Hear it for Romantic Suspense!

It's time for a little romantic suspense. SEEING THINGS  is suspense with a touch of the paranormal thrown in. FLAWLESS is set during World War 2 in occupied France. And Karyn Good's new novel, OFF THE GRID, is set in the gritty world of Vancouver's downtown east side. This book is so new that that it doesn't have a buy link yet! It releases from The Wild Rose Press on November 7.


Off the Grid by Karyn Good


A committed doctor to Vancouver's inner city, nothing fazes Sophie Monroe—until a pregnant teenager shows up at her clinic on Christmas Eve requesting sanctuary and claiming the baby's father is one of the city's most influential businessmen. Sophie is in over her head and thankful when aid shows up in the form of an attorney who's a little too confident and a lot too sexy.
Family Law expert Caleb Quinn just wants a date, a chance to prove he isn't the elitist jerk Sophie assumes. Helping deliver a baby is not what he has in mind. But before long protecting a traumatized teenager and her son become his first priority. Even if saving them pits him against the baby's father, a childhood friend. A man who will do anything to keep his dark side private.

But justice never comes cheap. Will doing the right thing cost Sophie and Caleb their reputations? Or their lives?

Karyn Good's Books at The Wild Rose Press

Karyn Good's website      Karyn Good's Amazon Page

Length: Full-length

Heat level: Spicy



Seeing Things by Jana Richards

When psychic Leah McKenna “sees” the abduction of a small boy, she knows she must help find him, no matter the danger to herself. David Logan, the boy’s uncle, doesn’t believe in psychic phenomenon. He believes Leah knows who kidnapped his nephew, and plans to stick close to her to discover the truth. As they search for Jeremy they uncover truths about themselves and the way they feel about each other. Can Leah convince him her visions, and her love for him, are real before time runs out for all of them?

Uncial Press Buy Link                     

Jana Richards' website                     

Length: Full-length

Heat level: Spicy


Flawless by Jana Richards


France, 1942. The world is at war. The Nazis have stolen the infamous blue diamond, Le Coeur Bleu, intending to barter it for weapons that will destroy the Allies. Jewel thief Hunter Smith is given a choice; help the French Resistance steal back the diamond and avenge the death of his best friend, or stay locked up in an English prison. He chooses revenge.


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.

Jana Richards' books at The Wild Rose Press

Jana Richards' website         Length: Novella       Heat level: Spicy

In one hour, something special. Two contributions from the new Lobster Cove series from The Wild Rose Press. Stay tuned!

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Round 8 - Historicals with a Difference

When we think of historical romance, we often think of books set in Medieval times, or perhaps the Regency or Victorian periods in England. But publishers are now seeing the value in other time periods as well. That's not to say we don't love Regencies, because we do! But the 1940s and the 1960s were rocking times, too!


Iris Rainbow by Ilona Fridl


Rebellious teen Teri Darden comes of age in the Summer of Love, 1967, falling hard for Tim Olson, who plays bass guitar in a soon-to-be-famous rock band called Virgin Ram. When the band goes on a lengthy tour, Tim and Teri not only lose touch with each other but the lies of his spiteful ex-girlfriend push Teri into the dark side of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll in the San Francisco of the 1960s. As his year-long tour comes to a close, Tim realizes how much he has missed Teri, but his efforts to find her again are futile. He goes from one bad marriage to another yet is always searching for Teri, until they meet again thirty years later. Neither could quite forget the other, but can they rekindle what was lost?

Amazon Buy Link               Length: Full-length

Ilona Fridl's website            Heat level: Spicy




Home Fires by Jana Richards

Anne Wakefield travels halfway around the world for love. But when she arrives in Canada from England at the end of World War Two, she discovers the handsome Canadian pilot she’d fallen in love with has married someone else. Heartbroken, she prepares to return to London, though she has nothing left there to return to. Her former fiancé’s mother makes a suggestion: marriage to her other son.


Badly wounded and scarred during the war, Erik Gustafson thinks he’s a poor substitute for his brother. Although he loves Anne almost from the first time he sees her, he cannot believe she would ever be able to love him as he is – especially as he might be after another operation on his bad leg.  Anne sees the beauty of his heart. The cold prairie winter may test her courage, but can she prove to Erik that her love for him is real?

Amazon Buy Link                  Length: Novella

Jana Richards' website           Heat Level: Spicy



The Regency Storybook by Lesley-Anne McLeod


England in the early 19th century: a place of extraordinary happenings. War on the continent and political upheavals at home buffeted the lives of ordinary people, while arts and literature flourished under the Prince Regent and a glittering group of aristocrats led high society. It was a period of tumultuous change. The twelve short stories in The Regency Storybook follow fictional Regency characters facing the challenges of everyday life while brushing up against momentous historical events. Charming costume illustrations by Shakoriel bring colour to these heroes and heroines, embellishing all twelve of Lesley-Anne McLeod's stories. The Regency Storybook is a collection of lives, loves and histories--of a time two hundred years ago, but as vivid as yesterday.

Uncial Press Buy Link                       Length: short-stories

Lesley-Anne McLeod's website         Heat level: Sweet



Remember, the contest ends at 6 pm CST on November 6, 2014. In one hour, romantic suspense!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Round 7 - Hot, Hot Stuff!

This round is dedicated to the sizzling hot! These three novels are not only hot, they're hot paranormals! These sizzling hot books have fully described sex scenes and graphic language.
Enjoy!


Spooky Sojourn by Ashley Ladd


Someone’s trying to kill Deanna, but is it the ghosts she doesn’t believe in, the rich socialite who might be a murderess, or someone else with a beef against The Gilroy Hotel that Deanna has just been hired to manage?  The Gilroy’s owners want the ghosts, or whoever is causing the trouble at the hotel eliminated, and they are pressuring Deanna to do the job as quickly as possible. Harry DeVeaux, paranormal investigator comes highly recommended to do the job and against Deanna’s better judgment, she hires him.

Although Deanna thinks Harry’s crazy for believing in ghosts and Harry thinks Deanna has a closed mind to the possibilities of ghosts and they highly annoy each other, sparks fly. Deanna can’t help but fantasize about Harry and inspired by a romance convention visiting her hotel, writes her fantasies in a private blog that Harry finds, hacks, and reads. Ooh la la!

Totally Bound Buy Link                         Length: Full-length

Ashley Ladd's Facebook Page                Heat level: Sizzling hot


Taking Command by KyAnn Waters and Grad Stone

Dangerous missions, hidden enemies, an unexpected passion threaten to destroy them…

His mission is to keep a corrupt government from turning a new life form—a ship he created—into a weapon. Even if he is successful in taking command of BioOne, he’ll have to navigate a volatile and deadly region of space to rendezvous with his group. Taking a sexy brunette as a hostage and dealing with an eager to please sex-bot was never part of his agenda. But for Tarik, nothing ever goes as planned.

Her assignment is to tour the ship and tout the accomplishments of a government that will reign in a new era of diplomacy. Then why the secrecy? In order to find out, she steals aboard the ship only to become an unwilling guest of a hijacking. But how is she supposed to focus on the mission when, with the slightest touch, the sexy and dangerous pirate makes her shiver?

The Wild Rose Press Buy Link        Length: Novella

KyAnn Water's website                    Heat level: Sizzling hot



The Bastard by Inez Kelley


Corrupt. Wicked. Nefarious. Contemptible….

The Baddest Boys in History are back!

You read about them in school. Now learn the truth. Real men. No vampires, no werewolves, no shifters. Just down and dirty raw power —sin to sin, evil to evil, bad to bad. They fight for humanity. It was that or eternal damnation.

They agreed to risk their souls. No one told them they would lose their hearts.

Coming this summer, Inez Kelley’s self-publishing debut.

BADDEST BOYS IN HISTORY Book #1 THE BASTARD

THE BASTARD: Vike died in blood, in battle, in betrayal. His ruthlessness was second only to his brutality. Now one woman makes his blood sing and he’ll stop at nothing to save her. He only has to face half of Hell to do it.

THE BEAUTY: Lacy is unknowingly descended from an ancient Holy line. Someone is slowly destroying her life and wants her dead. A fierce Viking comes to her rescue, and in his arms, she finds more than safety.

THE BAD NEWS: If Vike can’t protect Lacy, he’ll have to kill her. And for a bastard, what’s one woman worth when the entire world is in jeopardy?

Amazon Buy Link                         Length: Full-length

Inez Kelley's website                     Heat level: Sizzling hot


Next up: In one hour, more historicals!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Round 6 - Science Fiction, Oh My!

Here are three science-fiction adventure novels from two highly imaginative writers, Elizabeth Lang and Kayelle Allen.

The Empire by Elizabeth Lang



A scientist is caught up in a war that he does not want. His greatest wish is to have a fully stocked lab in an obscure corner of the galaxy where people will leave him alone. Unfortunately, the galaxy is being invaded by aliens from the Andromedan galaxy and he is a brilliant weapons designer, albeit an unwilling one, and he lives in a world that is fast becoming a tyranny. His only supporters are Kali, a telepath, and Bryce, his reluctant assistant. Can they save him, or is he fated to be a pawn in this increasingly desperate war?

Amazon Buy Link                 

Elizabeth Lang's website       

Length: Full-length

Heat level: Sweet


Trailing Kaiwulf by Kayelle Allen

Travel to a godforsaken planet on the outskirts of space. Check. Hold intrusive military goons at bay.
Check. Find an invisible man in a different dimension. Check. Finish out the vacation TRAIL yanked you back from to do it? Easier said than done. Yanked back from their first vacation in ages, Jee and Dane get handed a top priority mission. The pay is better than they've earned before as agents for the Trace, Rescue, and Identification League. After this, they might not need jobs. They're the best there is, and the item, person, or secret hasn't been invented that these two can't recover. Until now. After all, how do you find an invisible man in another dimension? The archaeologist in charge can't afford this fee, and neither can the military. So the real question is who -- or what -- is behind the request to trail Kaiwulf?

Amazon Buy Link                    Length: Novella

Kayelle Allen's website            Heat level: Spicy (PG13)

Romance Lives Forever Blog


The Rebels by Elizabeth Lang


What happens when you've escaped a brutal tyranny and find yourself in the middle of nowhere, where no one knows who you are and you're relatively safe (you hope). If your names are Adrian Stannis and Kali Mirren, you immediately fall into another mess of trouble.


As much an action-adventure as a sci-fi novel. The Rebels explores The Empire's dystopian world through the eyes of the rebels.

Amazon Buy Link                   

Elizabeth Lang's website         

Length: Full-length

Heat level: Sweet


Sweet - No fully described sex scenes. If sex occurs, it happens behind closed doors.
Spicy - One or more fully described sex scene. PG13.
Sizzling hot - Fully described sex scenes using frank language.

This is the way I'm describing the length of the books:
Full-length - over 50,000 words
Novella - between 5,000 and 49,999 words
Short Story - under 5,000 words

Except for Mary Balogh's book, all other books in Jana's Birthday Book Giveaway are ebooks. Remember, the Rafflecopters all end at 6 pm November 6. So enter now!

a Rafflecopter giveaway