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What to Read Wednesday with Jamie K Schmidt ~ Giveaway

It’s time for What to Read Wednesday! Please help me welcome author Jamie K Schmidt. She’s talking Coffee and an E-Book…(there’s a recipe involved…so don’t miss it) and she’s sharing her release FEVER!

Afterward, don’t forget to check out her giveaway. The link to enter is at the end of the post!

Take it away Jamie…

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Coffee and an Ebook
By
Jamie K. Schmidt
In the past couple of months in Connecticut gas prices have fluctuated. At one point last year, the price of gasoline was $4.00 a gallon. So when the prices recently dropped to $2.50, it was such a shock to see that my tank was filled for fewer than fifty bucks.
I saw a meme online that showed other everyday products compared to their price per gallon. A gallon of milk is about $3.69. A gallon of beer would be $28.40. I couldn’t figure out exactly how much a gallon of pretzels to go with that would be, but it was around the same amount. Olive Oil is about $38.00 a gallon, but that’s a lot of sautéing. Nyquil cold medicine is about $94.90 for a gallon. Boy, am I glad my car doesn’t run on this stuff.
I can get 25 miles out of a gallon of gas, which is what I burn driving to and from work in one day. And when I’ve got a cold, paying for Nyquil is well worth it – or it was until they changed the formula to take out the good stuff that some people were cooking meth with. Unfortunately, that’s the same stuff that clears out my sinuses and allows me to work without moaning, “I don’t feel good.”
Along these lines, I generally don’t buy hard covers because I read so fast. I can easily devour a book in one day. So paying $26.95 for a book doesn’t seem worth it. But then I thought about it. If it took me eight hours to read that book, the book would have cost me $3.36 an hour. Heck that’s a bargain. If you go to the movie made from that same book, it would be $7.50 an hour — $5.50 if you went to the matinee.
What is even more cost effective is a full length ebook that costs $2.99. In that same eight hours, it would cost me thirty-seven cents an hour to enjoy the book. I pretty much find .37 every time I do laundry.
Even better, would be if I found those same books (and movie) at the library. I love the library. If you haven’t tried Inter Library Loan (ILL), you should make a point to get cozy with your local librarian and have them teach you how. You can find books from libraries across your state. The libraries ship the books directly to your library for you to pick up. And when you’re done borrowing them, just drop the books back at your local library and the library ships them back to their home. And now with the Overdrive program, you can borrow ebooks as well. Again, just ask your friendly librarian for details.
But let’s back to number crunching. I’m addicted to Starbucks. I’m especially fond of their iced caramel macchiatos which go for $24.80 a gallon—which, frankly I think is a bargain. But I found a fun recipe to make at home. Unfortunately, you need a way to make espresso because this lovely beverage calls for two shots of it. Luckily, I found an easy way to make this with a coffee maker here: http://www.thriftynorthwestmom.com/homemade-espresso-drinks-lattes-etc-no-fancy-machine-needed/.
Iced Caramel Fever
2-oz Brewed Express ($1.24)
6-oz Milk (.18 cents)
1-oz Torani vanilla syrup (2 tbsp – more or less to taste) (.23 cents)
1-oz sugar (to taste) (.05 cents)
1-oz whipped cream (.33 cents)
2-oz caramel syrup (.28 cents)
Fill a 16 oz cup with ice. Mix together brewed espresso, milk, syrup and sugar. Pour over the ice. Top with the whipped cream and drizzle the syrup on top.
This concoction comes out to $2.31, which is a great savings from the original. But my newly released ebook, FEVER, is still a better bargain because I bet that you’ll drink this sweet coffee in less time than it takes you to read the book.

Romance

Fever
Club Inferno # 3
By: Jamie K. Schmidt
Releasing March 17th, 2015
Loveswept

Blurb

Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You will savor a visit to Club Inferno, the erotic playground where glitz and glamour mix with leather and whips.

Deep in the shadows of her exclusive fashion resort, Couture, Colleen Bryant presides over a much more intimate world: Club Inferno. The successful businesswoman and sex instructor has built an empire that caters to the BDSM elite, but now she finds herself longing for something a bit more ordinary: a man to love. She’s not sure how to find someone who will accept what she does for a living—or the kinks that drive her wild—until her old flame, ex-pro football player Chase Fairwood, comes back in her life.

There’s no woman as hot, sexy, or exciting as Colleen—and Chase knows it. He also knows he’s man enough to play her games, and to give as good as he gets. His return to Club Inferno reignites Colleen’s scorching demands, along with a new determination to test his resolve. Soon he’s competing against a rival Dom to brand Colleen as his own. But Chase has a secret weapon: the burning desire to offer his body—and his heart—in sweet surrender.

Fever is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/01/fever-club-inferno-3-by-jamie-k-schmidt.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23256179-fever?ac=1
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/125033-club-inferno

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fever-Inferno-Jamie-K-Schmidt-ebook/dp/B00N6PEWBO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418866834&sr=8-1&keywords=fever+by+jamie+k+schmidt
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fever-jamie-k-schmidt/1120641397?ean=9781101882580
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fever/id914373428?mt=11
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/fever-48

Author Info

USA Today Bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt is a hybrid author who has over thirty short stories published in small press and ezines, and a variety of novellas and books online. Her Club Inferno series from Random House has been in Amazon’s top 100 ebooks sold and Barnes and Noble’s top 10. She has a dragon paranormal romance series at Entangled Publishing. Book one of the Emerging Queens series is The Queen’s Wings.

Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz in Secondary Education English, which is a fancy way of saying she went to college to teach high school English. When that didn’t pan out, she worked as a call center manager, a Tupperware consultant, a paralegal, and finally a technical writer for a major conglomerate company. She is an active member in the Romance Writers of America (RWA). When not writing, Jamie relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits or makes beaded jewelry.

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Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Website: http://www.jkschmidt.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jamie.k.schmidt.1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jamiekswriter
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3519024.Jamie_K_Schmidt

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Posted by on April 1, 2015 in What to Read Wednesday

 

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BOOK BLITZ ~ A Curse Unbroken by Cecy Robson ~ Giveaway

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A Curse Unbroken
Weird Girls # 5
By: Cecy Robson
Releasing March 10th, 2015
Loveswept

Blurb

Fans of Keri Arthur will love the Weird Girls, four sisters cursed with supernatural powers. In Cecy Robson’s latest urban fantasy romance, the search is on for an unholy grail, while evil is licking its wounds—and looking for revenge.

The preternatural world is changing. After a massive magical throwdown tore apart the established order, the dark elements are rebuilding their ranks unopposed. Celia Wird’s world is changing, too. She’s the mate of the pureblood were Aric, and his Warriors are honor-bound to protect her family as she and her sisters recover from unimaginable horrors.

Celia hesitates to reveal the true extent of the Wird sisters’ trauma, but they aren’t the only ones keeping secrets: Aric and the werewolf Elders are tracking a stone that grants limitless power. So is a tough coven of witches. Then Misha, a master vampire with his own plans for the stone, sends Celia after it. Can she and the vamps beat both the weres and the witches to the treasure before it falls into the wrong hands?

Fearing for Celia’s safety, Aric begs her to stay out of the hunt. What they don’t realize is that they’re the ones being hunted. But Celia’s ready to prove that she’s not easy prey.

Romance
Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/01/a-curse-unbroken-weird-girls-5-by-cecy.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23380978-a-curse-unbroken?from_search=true
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/81434-weird-girls

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo
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B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-curse-unbroken-cecy-robson/1120679182?ean=9780553394597
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-curse-unbroken/id936520707?mt=11
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-curse-unbroken

Author Info

Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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Website: http://www.cecyrobson.com/
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6177334.Cecy_Robson
TSU: https://www.tsu.co/CecyRobsonAuthor
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CecyRobsonAuthor/posts

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Posted by on March 27, 2015 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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SPECIAL GUEST ~ Shelly Bell author of Red Handed ~ Giveaway

Please help me welcome author Shelly Bell to the blog today! She’s sharing how music plays a big role in her writing life and then her latest release Red Handed.

Don’t forget to enter her wonderful giveaway. The link is at the end of the post.

Take it away Shelly…

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Music plays a huge role when I begin writing a book. After I get a firm idea of who my heroine is, I think about what kind of music she’d listen to. For Danielle Walker, my twenty-five curvy heroine from Red Handed, I decided she’d listen primarily to soulful female artists. After all, her mother died during childbirth and her father committed suicide in prison. Now she’s blackmailed into becoming a sex slave trainee at the BDSM club Benediction, owned by Cole DeMarco, the man she holds responsible for her father’s death—and also her teenage crush. Lying doesn’t come easy for her, so her guilty conscience grows the more she gets to know Cole. Fiona Apple’s Criminal fits the dilemma she faces.

Heaven help me for the way I am
Save me from these evil deeds before I get them done
I know tomorrow brings the consequence at hand
But I keep living this day like the next will never come
Oh help me but don’t tell me to deny it
I’ve got to cleanse myself of all these lies ’till I’m good enough for him
I’ve got a lot to lose and I’m bettin’ high so I’m begging you
Before it ends just tell me where to begin
What I need is a good defense
‘Cause I’m feeling like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I’ve sinned against
Because he’s all I ever knew of love

At first listen, Hozier’s Take Me to Church may sound like a death dirge, but it’s actually a song about finding faith in lovemaking. That’s a recurring theme in the Benediction series and especially relevant for Danielle who feels guilt over her attraction to the man she believes unjustly sent her father to prison. Anyone know what a deathless death is? Le petit mort, translated in English as “the little death.” It’s an orgasm.

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

No Masters or Kings
When the Ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin

In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am Human
Only then I am Clean

To listen to the full soundtrack for Red Handed, check out my Red Handed Playlist on Spotify. http://bit.ly/1ACIiBb

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Red Handed
A Benediction Novel
By: Shelly Bell
Releasing March 10th, 2015
Avon Red Impulse

Blurb

An exhibitionist who’s waited her whole life to be seen …

After her stepmother is abducted, Danielle Walker has no choice but to follow the kidnapper’s cryptic instructions. Under the guise of a sex slave trainee, she must infiltrate Cole DeMarco’s BDSM club and find evidence of his offshore bank account … or she’ll never see her stepmother alive again. But Master Cole is no stranger, and despite the dark past they share, Danielle cannot resist his magnetic pull.

The voyeur who’s always been watching …

As Danielle begins uncovering Cole’s secrets, the artistic voyeur arouses her deepest desires, and she surrenders to a fiery passion she never expected. But with time running out to save her stepmother, Danielle and Cole will face off against an evil growing more ruthless by the day … and discover a twisted web of lies, betrayal, and murder that neither saw coming.

Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/01/red-handed-benediction-novel-by-shelly.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23285836-red-handed?from_search=true
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Handed-Benediction-Shelly-Bell-ebook/dp/B00O11JTQK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421254163&sr=1-1&keywords=red+handed+by+shelly+bell
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/red-handed-shelly-bell/1120977551?ean=9780062396464
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/red-handed/id924174122?mt=11
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/red-handed-3

Author Info

A sucker for a happy ending, Shelly Bell writes sensual romance often with a bit of kink and action-filled erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines.
She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.
She currently writes for Avon Red Impulse, Loose Id, and Soul Mate Publishing.

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Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Website: http://www.shellybellbooks.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShellyBellBooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShellyBell987
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2766097.Shelly_Bell

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Posted by on March 26, 2015 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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What to Read Wednesday with Stacey Kennedy ~ Giveaway

Thank you for coming back for another round of What to Read Wednesday. Today are visitor is author Stacey Kennedy and she telling us her 5 reasons why writing BDSM is fun. Afterward check out her release TAMED, the 5th book in the Club Sin Series.

At the end of her post you can enter her giveaway!

Take it away Stacey…

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Please welcome Stacey Kennedy. She’s the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Outlander.

Today she’s telling us five reasons why writing BDSM is fun.

1) The submissive and Dom relationship: The power play between them is excellent fun to write. It keeps me on the edge of my seat, and sometimes even I’m surprised who comes out on top!

2) The communication and trust: While I think any healthy relationship should be based on communication and trust, in a BDSM relationship it’s just amplified some. I enjoy how in-depth I can get with this while writing BDSM. It makes for some pretty intense scenes, where it pushes characters boundaries.

3) The emotion: I’m not sure I could get so deep into emotions as I do with Club Sin if it wasn’t set in a BDSM club. The fact that communication and trust is so important forces me to dig really deep emotionally when I’m writing. I love this!

4) The sense of family: In Club Sin, the group of Masters and submissives are a big family. Personally, I think friendships are as important as intimate relationships, so when I wrote Club Sin I focused on this. I wanted the series to reflect how everyone needs a good friend every once in a while. Either to kick you in the butt, if you need that, or to hug you, if you need that, too. I know I couldn’t live without my bestie!

5) Lastly, but certainly not least, the kinky sexy: What can I say? It’s just HOT to write!! Any sex is good sex to write, but kinky sex allows me to get really creative. Ropes, floggers, candles . . . oh, the sinful fun!!

TAMED

Tamed
Club Sin # 5
By: Stacey Kennedy
Releasing March 10, 2015
Loveswept

Blurb

USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy returns to the tantalizing world of Club Sin in an enticing novel of control and surrender.

Porter Marshall has nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own games. Her bratty, you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release. But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world, Kenzie denies him . . . which only makes him want her more.

Kenzie can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet, who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.

Tamed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/01/tamed-club-sin-5-by-stacey-kennedy.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19156931-tamed
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/99666-club-sin

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tamed-Club-Novel-Stacey-Kennedy-ebook/dp/B00N6PD6OI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1418865059&sr=1-1&keywords=Tamed%3A+A+Club+Sin+Novel
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tamed-stacey-kennedy/1120679178?ean=9780553391206
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tamed/id914361085?mt=11
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/tamed-13

Author Info

Stacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled, and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion—always staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories.
She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on Mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter, and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy.

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Author Links: Facebook | Twitter | Website | Goodreads
Website: http://www.staceykennedy.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stacey_Kennedy

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3473046.Stacey_Kennedy

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Posted by on March 25, 2015 in What to Read Wednesday

 

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BOOK BLITZ ~ Dog Crazy : A Novel of Love Lost and Found by Meg Donohue ~ Giveaway

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Dog Crazy
A Novel of Love Lost and Found

By: Meg Donohue

Releasing March 10th, 2015

William Morrow

 

Blurb

The USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls returns with an unforgettably poignant and funny tale of love and loss, confronting our fears, and moving on . . . with the help of a poodle, a mutt, and a Basset retriever named Seymour.

As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humor to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through difficult situations, Maggie has major troubles of her own that threaten the success of her counseling practice and her volunteer work with a dog rescue organization.

Everything changes when a distraught woman shows up at Maggie’s office and claims that her dog has been stolen. Searching the streets of San Francisco for the missing pooch, Maggie finds herself entangled in a mystery that forces her to finally face her biggest fear-and to open her heart to new love.

Packed with deep emotion and charming surprises, Dog Crazy is a bighearted and entertaining story that skillfully captures the bonds of love, the pain of separation, and the power of our dogs to heal us.

DOG CRAZY

Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/02/dog-crazy-novel-of-love-lost-and-found.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22573873-dog-crazy?from_search=true


Buy Links:
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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Crazy-Novel-Love-Found/dp/0062331035/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423364051&sr=8-1&keywords=dog+crazy+by+meg+donohue

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dog-crazy-meg-donohue/1120167062?ean=9780062331038

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dog-crazy/id889998644?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/dog-crazy

 Author Info

Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, three young daughters, and dog.

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Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads  

Website: http://www.megdonohue.com/

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

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/megdonohue

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5101663.Meg_Donohue

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Posted by on March 24, 2015 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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BOOK BLITZ ~ Four Nights with the Duke by Eloisa James ~ Giveaway

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Four Nights with the Duke
Desperate Duchesses # 8
By: Eloisa James
Releasing March 31st, 2015
Avon

Blurb

As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him-so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia’s audacious proposal, but there’s one thing he won’t give his inconvenient wife: himself.

Instead, he offers Mia a devil’s bargain… he will spend four nights a year with her. Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them.

Which Mia will never do.

Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart-and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can’t afford to lose.

Four Nights

EXCERPT

Prologue
Spring, 1787
~ A Music Recital ~
The Duke of Villiers’s townhouse

At fifteen, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington already had a pretty good idea of what hell was like. Mia’s governess had taught her all about Dante’s nine infernal circles.
Mia’s first circle had required her to make her debut at fifteen, under the aegis of a hired chaperone, because her mother was dead. Her second circle had added a far worse indignity: her charming, widowed father was conducting a flagrant affaire with a married duchess that everyone in the fashionable world knew about.
She had entered the third circle over the last year or so, when against all reason, she had fallen desperately in love with the same duchess’ son, Vander. He was the most sensitive, intelligent boy in the world (or so Mia thought). And he was beautiful too, with a face that resembled the stone angels that guarded baby’s graves.
The remaining circles of hell? All six?
They were revealing themselves in rapid succession. Mia had begged her father to attend the Villiers musicale on the chance that the object of her adoration, Evander Septimus Brody, future Duke of Pindar, would be present. It seemed probable since the Duke of Villiers’s eldest son, Tobias, was best mates with Vander.
As it turned out, the house was indeed overrun with boys on holiday from Eton and among the horde was Vander, who roundly ignored her. Mia didn’t mind that: she was happy worshipping him from afar. He was too godlike for someone like her.
Besides, it wasn’t as if he danced attendance on any other girl. He and the other Etonians spent their time swigging brandy although it was not yet noon, cursing loudly, and generally pretending to be far older than their fifteen years. Mia finally retreated to the library, a tranquil room with book-lined walls.
She was searching the shelves for anything resembling her favorite novel, Eliza Heywood’s Love in Excess, when she heard, to her horror, the sound of boys approaching. Even worse, she quickly recognized the voices as those of Vander and his friend Tobias, who seemed to be calling himself Thorn these days.

Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/12/four-nights-with-duke-desperate.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21331590-four-nights-with-the-duke?from_search=true
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/43059-desperate-duchesses

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B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/four-nights-with-the-duke-eloisa-james/1119015516?ean=9780062223920
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Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/Four-Nights-With-the-Duke/LgLHRitBd0GXASs4NXPn6Q

Author Info

A New York Times bestselling author, Eloisa James is a professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York, but who can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. (Her husband is an honest to goodness Italian knight!) Eloisa’s website offers short stories, extra chapters, and even a guide to shopping in Florence. Visit her at http://www.eloisajames.com.

Eloisa

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/86778.Eloisa_James

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Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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Special Guest ~ Maeve Greyson author of My Highland Lover ~ GIVEAWAY

Please help me welcome author Maeve Greyson to the blog today :) She’s talking Scotland, because yes, she’s really visited this amazing place…and then she’s sharing her newest release My Highland Lover.

Congratulations on your gorgeous cover…I can’t take my eyes off it :)

Afterward, everyone, please take a moment to enter Maeve’s wonderful giveaway!

Take it away Maeve…

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Hi there! I’m Maeve Greyson and I’m so happy to visit with you today. My new release, MY HIGHLAND LOVER, the first book in my Highland Hearts series, is Trulie Sinclair’s story. She’s the eldest of four time-traveling sisters and Granny, feisty matriarch and self-ordained plotter of anything to do with her granddaughters’ futures, has a specific plan for Trulie and that plan lies with Gray MacKenna in thirteenth century Scotland.

Scotland. *happy sigh* I adore Scotland and was so fortunate to spend an entirely too short ten days there a few years ago. The architecture in Glasgow and Edinburgh is beautiful. The Cairngorms, a mountain range in the eastern Highlands, is breathtaking with their smoky blues and greens, and their ravine-covered bases sometimes blanketed in swirling mists as though the spirits of those long dead couldn’t bear to leave their beloved land. I understood completely. While breathing in the grandeur of the land, I felt as though I’d come home. The land embraced me, strengthened me. I belonged.

Scotland has the sweetest spring water, the richest oatmeal and the nastiest haggis. (Sorry, Scotland. Hubby loved it. Me—not so much.) The people are friendly and very patient with the silly Americans and all their questions. I’m sure they thought we were totally deaf because we asked for words to be repeated…a lot. Sometimes, it was because I didn’t quite understand what they said but I have to admit, sometimes, it was just because the way they rumbled out their “r’s” was music to my soul.

Castle ruins vibrate with the energy of the past. Castle steps are steep and I highly recommend NOT taking pictures while walking down them. I stumbled and fell—twice. Yes. I am a slow learner but even though I broke my foot, I still enjoyed gimping through those ruins with my tennis shoe unlaced due to the swelling. I didn’t care about that annoying, little hindrance. Nothing was gonna slow me down. It was worth the lecture from both my daughter and my orthopedic surgeon when I got back home and finally got a cast. I wasn’t about to waste any of my time in Scotland by sitting in a doctor’s office!

Someday, I’m going back to Scotland. It’s still calling my name and telling me it’s got more stories to tell. What about you? If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Cover

My Highland Lover
Highland Hearts # 1

By: Maeve Grayson

Releasing March 24th, 2015

Loveswept

 

Blurb

Maeve Greyson unleashes a thrilling tale of magic and desire as a feisty Southern gal falls into the arms of a rough-hewn Highland chieftain.

As the proprietor of a homeopathic store in rural Kentucky, Trulie Sinclair knows that her neighbors think she’s strange—but they have no idea how strange she really is. Trulie was born in Scotland in the thirteenth century to a line of time-traveling Highlanders. When Trulie’s grandmother convinces her to return to their homeland, Trulie jumps back in time, right onto the powerful chest of Gray MacKenna. Just as his steely good looks send ripples through her body, their fierce attraction will send ripples through the ages.

After his parents murdered, Gray is consumed by thoughts of revenge. As the new chieftain of the MacKenna clan, he has reason to believe that there’s a traitor in his midst, and nothing—not even the bonny lass who suddenly drops from the sky—can distract him from his single-minded pursuit of the culprit. But when Gray learns that this sassy beauty possesses gifts beyond the sparkle in her eye, he allows his gaze, and his heart, to linger. While he hunts for the murderer, Gray finds in Trulie a precious companion—and a timeless love.

Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/01/my-highland-lover-highland-hearts-1-by.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23167115-my-highland-lover?from_search=true

Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/137240-highland-hearts

 

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/My-Highland-Lover-Hearts-ebook/dp/B00N6PD7E2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419038015&sr=8-1&keywords=my+highland+lover

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-highland-lover-maeve-greyson/1120261297?ean=9780553395099

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-highland-lover/id914360193?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/my-highland-lover

Author Info

No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them. That’s been Maeve Greyson’s mantra since she was a girl. When she’s not at the full time day job at the steel mill, Maeve’s writing romances about sexy Highlanders and the women who tame them. Tucked away in a five acre wood, Maeve listens to the wind singing through the trees and hears her characters telling their stories. Her work is proofed by her sharp-eyed dog, Jasper, and her greatest supporter is her long suffering husband of over thirty-five years who’s learned not to throw away any odd sticky notes filled with strange phrases.

 Maeve Grayson

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Website: http://www.maevegreyson.com/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaeveGreyson

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/maevegreyson

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Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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