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BOOK BLITZ ~ Made For You by Lauren Layne ~ Giveaway

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Made for You

The Best Mistake # 2

By: Lauren Layne

Releasing October 28th, 2014

Grand Central Publishing

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Blurb

When the Wrong Guy is Oh-So-Right

Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn’t resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans . . .

Back in town, Will intends to get what he’s always wanted-gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he’ll do anything to rewrite their stormy past.

This time, he’s out to show Brynn that the imperfect man might be the best mistake of her life . . .

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Excerpt

Will knew exactly the moment she’d seen him. He felt it like a shock to the balls, and he wanted a shot of whisky. Now.

It had taken a full fifty-seven minutes since he’d walked into the door until her ice blue eyes had locked on him, and that was including the ridiculous amount of time she’d spent in the bathroom.

She made him wait another twenty minutes before seeking him out.

But what was an extra seventy-seven minutes when you’d already waited a lifetime?

Will watched her approach, her expression schooled into an expression of polite indifference. She stopped a several inches in front of him, and only the slight narrowing of gray-blue eyes giving any indication that she wanted him dead. Which of course, she did.

“William.”

“Brynn,” he said, matching her prim tone.

He felt a little jolt of disappointment at her vapid smile. It was the same courteous, reveal-nothing expression she’d given everyone else in the room. He’d been kind of hoping for that special brand of bitchy that she’d always reserved just for him.

“You’re looking a little wider around the hips,” he said with an insulting glance up and down. She hadn’t, but the thought that she’d gained an ounce would keep her up at night.

Her smile slipped for a second, and for a moment he realized if he’d struck a nerve. Normally he wouldn’t dare touch the subject of a women’s weight. He wasn’t a total ass.

But Brynn had had the same perfectly slim figure as long as he’d known her — she wouldn’t tolerate anything else. Her physical appearance was flawless.

Her personality, however…

“And you’re looking…manwhorish,” she said with the usual venom.

Ah. There the old Brynn. He nearly smiled. “So. Nice party,” he said blandly.

“Yes, it was sweet of Sophie to put it together.”

“Mm hmm,” he said, taking a sip of his red wine. “And exactly how intense was the urge to strangle her when you learned that she’d planned a surprise party instead of the usual boring birthday dinner with your family?”

This time the smile faded all together. “Don’t. Don’t do that thing.”

“What thing?”

“That thing where you make it a point of thinking you know me better than anyone else.”

Don’t I? He stifled the thought. For now.

 Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/08/made-for-you-best-mistake-2-by-lauren.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21489269-made-for-you?from_search=true

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Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Made-You-The-Best-Mistake/dp/1455546097

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-lauren-layne/1118944449?ean=9781455546091

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/made-for-you/id843505703?mt=11

Books A Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Made/Lauren-Layne/9781455546091?id=6065749230905

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Author Info

Lauren Layne used to work in e-commerce. She wore cute shoes and big-girl clothes like an adult.

Then she was like, nope, changed into her pajamas and started writing romance novels.

She believes in sarcasm, weekday happy hours, and happily ever after.

Lauren

Author Links

Website: http://www.laurenlayne.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurenlayneauthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/_laurenlayne
Tumblr: http://lauren-layne.tumblr.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6969772.Lauren_Layne

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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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BOOK BLITZ ~ Stirring Up Trouble by Kimberly Kincaid ~ Giveaway

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Blurb

Sloane Russo’s turned a decade of crazy jobs and whimsical travel into a career writing steamy novels set in exotic places. Trouble is, Sloane’s flat broke now–and she can’t channel sun-drenched beaches in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The only fast cash in town comes with some seriously distracting temptation: Gavin Carmichael, hot, handsome and oh-so-hard-headed.

Gavin isn’t the impulsive Don Juan of Sloane’s novels. He’s raising his thirteen-year-old half-sister, and he’s pretty sure he’s supposed to act like he’s never heard of fun. Sloane is way too sexy and irresponsible to be his idea of a good tutor for Bree, but the unpredictable anti-nanny may be irresistible as well. . .

 

 Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/08/stirring-up-trouble-pine-mountain-3-by.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20257112-stirring-up-trouble?from_search=true

 

Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stirring-Trouble-Pine-Mountain-Novel-ebook/dp/B00J7W1FHY/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=11Z6JKJF5EHXQCQ2E862

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stirring-up-trouble-kimberly-kincaid/1117797577?ean=9781420132878

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/stirring-up-trouble/id847629849?mt=11

 

Author Info

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love.

Her digital Line series is all about the hot cops and sexy chefs of Brentsville, New York. She is also the author of the Pine Mountain series, which follows small town singles as they find big-time love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

 Kimberly Kincaid

Author Links

Website: http://www.kimberlykincaid.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.kincaid1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimberlykincaid
Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6938229.Kimberly_Kincaid?from_search=true

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*Kimberly is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for Two Print Sets of TURN UP THE HEAT and GIMME SOME SUGAR, Books One and Two in the Pine Mountain Series*

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Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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SPECIAL GUEST ~ Nikki Lynn Barrett author of The Key to My Heart ~ GIVEAWAY

Today I’m beyond thrilled to have an awesome friend, reviewer, Words with Friends addict and author joining me on the blog. Please help me welcome Nikki Lynn Barrett to the blog. She spins wonderful stories of romance with characters you can’t help but LOVE! Her latest release is THE KEY TO MY HEART. I love this cover….of course all of Nikki’s books have beautiful covers, so it’s no surprise :)

Today she’s talking about plotting and characters.

Also, at the end of the post, please enter her fab giveaway!

Take it away Nikki…

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Thank you for having me on your blog today!

So, I have to admit. I’m a total non plotter. Even with the Love and Music in Texas series. I wasn’t always certain who was getting the next story. I winged it while writing book one, Baby Stetson and in the middle of that book was when I decided the lead guitarist Jameson needed his own story. So he became book two’s hero. While writing The Melody In My Head, I learned a little more about Jameson’s sister Blaine, though I didn’t get a whole lot of her. So naturally, I became curious about the character I created in the shadow and realized she needed her story to be told. So while revising The Melody In My Head, I made sure to put a few glimpses of something in the works for Blaine. I then thought about the quiet keyboard player Randy and wondered if there was something up with those two. When Blaine came home for awhile in book 2, she seemed to spend a lot of time with Randy.

The Key To My Heart was then born. I knew I needed to create something for Blaine and Randy, and I’m glad I did.

I loved writing this friends to lovers story. I knew with book 1 and 2 that I kind of created Blaine as a person who seemed a little selfish. How was I to know I would want more out of her? Blaine’s back story came to me pretty quick as I started writing her story. She had a lot to hide and she had her reasons.

When creating my stories, there are so many elements of surprise even to me. I never know where things may go, even if I do create some plots. Things change on me all the time. I’ve learned to put a little more trust in my muse, because I can always change things later if the way she leads me doesn’t work. Allowing that gives me the freedom to explore and it definitely keeps me on my toes.

While writing The Key To My Heart, it helped fuel my my muse with a new story for book four, which is Fallen Idol. I’ve had that book idea in my head for years, and writing the Love and Music in Texas series helped me realize this story needed to be part of it.

Non plotting doesn’t work for everyone, but so far it’s been working wonders for me. I love not always knowing what’s in store. I find I need to know about characters and I run with it.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings today!

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Blurb

One dream fails, a passion burnt out…

With no set plan and a desire to find a passion, Blaine Grant hightailed it out of Harmony’s Echo a year out of high school to find herself. Finding a passion didn’t come as easily to her as it did for others she knew. Now, Blaine has come home for good with mistakes she’d like to forget, but the past doesn’t want to forget her. Everyone thought she’d been selfish to not come back when she was needed the most, but Blaine never let anyone know the emotional hell she went through.

Another dream is just beginning to see the light…

Randy Hughes has always been the shy guy until he discovered his love of music. It wasn’t until joining the band that he grew out of his shyness. The oldest sibling and the only boy, he’s pressured by family expectations to set a good example. He’s the one who takes everyone in when they need it, and he’s the one whose own dreams are ignored. Now that big things are happening for the Baby Stetson band, Randy has to decide how to handle his family when his dreams are on the line…

A friendship is changing.

One spur of the moment, impulsive move leads Randy and Blaine into a dire situation that may bring them together, or pull them apart, just when he’s finally able to gather the courage to tell Blaine how he’s felt about her all these years…

Revisit the characters you’ve come to know in small town Harmony’s Echo, as more changes settle upon them

 

 

 Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/08/the-key-to-my-heart-love-and-music-in.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18483993-the-key-to-my-heart?from_search=true

 

Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Love-Music-Texas-Book-ebook/dp/B00LRWVIYC

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-key-to-my-heart-nikki-lynn-barrett/1119946143?ean=2940149822799

 

Author Info

I’m an avid lover of books. I’ve been writing as far back as I can remember, completing my first “book” by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. I have a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. I live in Arizona with my husband and son, but dream of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, I’ll have to live that life through my characters and stick it out with the summer heat.

 Nikki Lynn

Author Links

Website: www.nikkilynnbarrett.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLynnBarrettauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stormgoddess925
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6583655.Nikki_Lynn_Barrett

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*Nikki is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for Three Digital Copies of PASSIONATE KISSES Box Set*

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Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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SPECIAL GUEST ~ A.S. Fenichel author of Ascension ~ Giveaway

Please help me welcome author A.S. Fenichel back to the blog today! She’s here with her latest release ASCENSION! She’s written a great post about kick-ass heroines…my favorite kind.

Afterward check out her giveaway :)

Take it away A.S….and thanks for the return visit…

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Kick Ass Heroines

 

Hi everyone and thanks so much Christine for having me here today.

Let’s talk about kick ass heroines. I love them. I adore a woman who can take care of herself and on occasion everyone else too. In Ascension, book one of The Demon Hunter series I’ll introduce you to Lady Belinda Clayton. She’s freaking awesome. Raised to be a lady, she was kidnapped by demons and nearly killed in a ritual drowning. Instead of cowering and going back to her old life after her rescue, she joins her rescuers and becomes a demon hunter.

Belinda’s not the only awesome female character. Her friend Lillian is pretty astounding too. But I don’t want to talk too much about Lillian and spoil book two for you.

I’ve written some contemporary paranormal romance where my heroines are psychic or have learned to fight to survive the End of Days. And I’ve loved to create them too. Still, Regency is my first love. When I got the idea for a paranormal series set in that rich and romantic era, I had to go with it. Blending the traditions and customs first shown to me by Jane Austen with the Demon Hunters Company, was tricky but tons of fun.

Belinda flies through the air with her sword slicing and her knives flying. She’s fearless and bold in battle while still maintaining her status as a lady, at least during the daylight hours. That’s not to say she has no fears. She’s afraid that her passion for killing demons will ultimately cost her the love of a good man. She worries about Gabriel being killed to punish her and is willing to end their long engagement to protect him. You are going to love this heroine. I know I do.

For a bit more about Ascension, here’s the description from the back cover:

Ascension

The Demon Hunters, #1

 

When demons threaten London, Lady Belinda answers the call.

Lord Gabriel Thurston returns home from war to find his fiancée is not the sweet young girl he left behind. She’s grown into a mysterious woman who guards her dark secrets well. When he sees her sneaking away from a ball, he’s convinced it’s for a lover’s rendezvous. Following her to London’s slums, Gabriel watches in horror as his fiancée ruthlessly slays a man.

Lady Belinda Carlisle’s only concern was her dress for the next ball—until demons nearly killed her and changed everything. A lady by day, and a demon hunter by night, she knows where her duty lies. Ending her betrothal is the best way to protect Gabriel from death by a demon’s hand.

Gabriel soon realizes, like him, Belinda has been fighting for her country. He joins in the fight, determined to show her that their love can endure, stronger than ever.

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Blurb

When demons threaten London, Lady Belinda answers the call. 

Lord Gabriel Thurston returns home from war to find his fiancée is not the sweet young girl he left behind. She’s grown into a mysterious woman who guards her dark secrets well. When he sees her sneaking away from a ball, he’s convinced it’s for a lover’s rendezvous. Following her to London’s slums, Gabriel watches in horror as his fiancée ruthlessly slays a man.

Lady Belinda Carlisle’s only concern was her dress for the next ball—until demons nearly killed her and changed everything. A lady by day, and a demon hunter by night, she knows where her duty lies. Ending her betrothal is the best way to protect Gabriel from death by a demon’s hand.

Gabriel soon realizes, like him, Belinda has been fighting for her country. He joins in the fight, determined to show her that their love can endure, stronger than ever.

 

 Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/08/ascention-demon-hunters-1-by-as-fenichel.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22595242-ascension?from_search=true

 

Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ascension-Demon-Hunters-S-Fenichel-ebook/dp/B00MMMGY2M/ref

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ascension-as-fenichel/1120138658?ean=9781616505592

Kensington: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/30949

 

Author Info

A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.

A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.

Multi-published in erotic paranormal, contemporary and historical romance, A.S. is the author of the Mayan Destiny series, Christmas Bliss and many more. With several books currently contracted to multiple publishers, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of romance for many years to come.

Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.

A.S. Fenichel

Author Links

Website: http://asfenichel.net/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/A.S.Fenichel
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/asfenichel
Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5154640.A_S_Fenichel

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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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BOOK BLAST ~ Pulled Within by Marni Mann ~ Giveaway

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Blurb

Storms can’t last forever…can they?

For five long years, Rae Ryan has lived in a storm over which she has no control. Little by little, everything has been taken away from her—her job, her relationship, her best friend and her home. Plagued by nightmares and a terrible family secret, she carries her scars as much on the inside as she does on the outside.

Hart Booker, another disappointment from her past, returns to Bar Harbor and shelters her from the rain. He reminds Rae that forgiveness is possible, happiness can be found on the other side of darkness, and beauty rests beneath her scars. But a sinister figure lingering in the background seems determined to pull Rae back into a past she’s been trying to outrun. Can she survive the storm and become part of the light she so desperately desires? Or is she destined to remain Pulled Within?

Recommended for mature audiences due to explicit language, sexual abuse, disturbing situations, and drug use.

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Excerpt

“Do you know what the rain is?” he asked.

I was curled in a ball in the corner of the couch. A candle flickered on the table. It was the only light in the house; we’d lost power from the storm. He’d even let me take the candle into the potty with me, but he told me not to flush. I kinda liked that. The noise the toilet made could be so loud and scary at night.

I pulled the blanket even tighter around me. “No…what is it?”

“It’s the tears from all the people who cried today. The sky pulls them out of all the tissues and sleeves and holds them up there until it’s full. Then, it comes raining down on us.”

A chill ran over me, covering my skin in tiny bumps as I remembered how mean the rain had gotten. It felt like our house had been shaking. “Why did the storm sound so angry?”

“The sky doesn’t just take tears; it also takes the sounds that people make. That yelling you did while you cried this afternoon came right back at us, didn’t it?”

I couldn’t control my temper sometimes. I wanted to. I tried really hard to. I just didn’t want Mommy to go to work because Darren got so sad whenever she left. And what made him sad, made me sad.

“So if I cry softly, it won’t thunder as much?”

“Come on over here, Rae.”

I glanced toward the rocking chair where he was sitting. The candle lit up his face and his open arms. With the blanket still around me, I tiptoed over to him. He pulled me onto his lap, tucking my legs into the side of the chair and wrapping his arms around me. We swayed back and forth.

“You’re a good girl. You have no reason to be shedding those tears, and especially no reason to be yelling like that.”

Back and forth.

Mommy said I was a strong girl, a smart girl. He always said I had the prettiest smile of all the girls he’d ever seen. Strong, pretty girls didn’t need to cry. Darren didn’t need to cry, either. I wanted to tell him that, but he was in his room. He was always in there. He said he didn’t like hanging out anywhere else in the house. He was so silly.

I stretched my hands out of the blanket and placed them on top of his. His knuckles were so rough and hard. Chapped like my lips after I cried. They held me tight, but it didn’t hurt.

“Rest your head on my chest and let’s see if we can get you to sleep. It’s past your bedtime, my good girl.”

I pressed my cheek against his shirt. It was soft. Much softer than his knuckles, and the hairs around his neck tickled my nose.

Back and forth.

“I want you to think of good things. Pretty things. No more rain tonight, only rainbows.”

His fingers moved out from under mine and he ran them through the loose strands of my hair. My eyes closed. My breathing slowed. His thumb dipped onto my neck, but the rest of his hand stayed in my hair.

Back and forth.

“You’re such a good girl, Rae.”

Back and forth.

Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/08/pulled-within-bar-harbor-2-by-marni-mann.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20876834-pulled-within?from_search=true

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Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pulled-Within-Bar-Harbor-Book-ebook/dp/B00JG8TRGA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407277869&sr=8-1&keywords=pulled+within
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pulled-within-marni-mann/1120329331?ean=2940150457829
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pulled-within/id918380039?mt=11

Author Info

Best-selling author Marni Mann, knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion.
A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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Author Links

Website: http://www.marnismann.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarniMannAuthor
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarniMann
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5400988.Marni_Mann

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Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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SPECIAL GUEST Mary Moriarty author of Emma Brewster : Too Hot to Handle ~ giveway

Please help me welcome special guest Mary Moriarty to the blog today. Mary is visiting and sharing some Halloween Fun to go along with the release of her book EMMA BREWSTER TOO HOT TO HANDLE. I think you’ll enjoy it. I just love the cover…so, so cute~!

And please enter her generous giveaway at the end of today’s post :)

Take it away Mary…

 

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Favorite Halloween Tradition: Growing or picking pumpkins. I love the air this time of year and if I haven’t grown my own pumpkins like this year than going to a place to find the perfect ones. Then carving. I love seeing my youngest son doing that. Then all those seeds from the pumpkin. Dry some, to plant next year and roast the rest. Also, I have some special pumpkins that I have lit in my windows starting October 1st.

Favorite candy at Halloween. I would have to say chocolate, second would be caramel. As a child getting chocolate was always my favorite. Also even though this would not come under candy but making popcorn balls.
Fun costumes. A few years back… well around 2009 I dressed as a Vampire for a work party and did the makeup and costume myself. My makeup was, I guess pretty scary  because one  of my daughters was pretty freaked out.  I just put together, just like Emma Brewster would say (Something comfortable) I had my black leggins, black turtleneck, black cape and teased up my hair and added white powder throughout.I even added a bit of red gloss to the side of my mouth to look like I had just had a blood cocktail… :-)
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Blurb

Emma Brewster comes from a long line of Brewster witches and she is not only a witch but a fire-starter witch. She is supposed to be able to control that element but so far she can’t control much of anything when she comes in contact with a handsome man.

Now why is she always bumping into that new, handsome man who just so happens to be a Fire Fighter. She has taken to wearing colored contacts and sunglasses, even on cloudy days so her eyes don’t see him that clearly… but he always seems to be around. Boy is he hot… and oh drats there goes another fire cropping up!

Cas O’Halloran came to this supposed sleepy town to get away from the big city life, except once he bumped into that beautiful redheaded woman on that rainy morning at the bagel shop, his life has been anything but normal or low keyed. His Chief said there have been more unexplained little fires since his arrival than anytime in the history of Cadwell Harbor.

‘This once sleepy, picturesque town is constantly on fire’. So Cas wants to find out why, but he also wants to find out why of all women he is attracted to this red-head who wears sunglasses on rainy, cloudy days and if that’s not bad enough, he feels electrified and alive when he touches her.

Cadwell Harbor will never see a quiet Halloween again if Emma Brewster and Cas O’Halloran have anything to do with it. Nor will it be left standing if those two don’t settle down… one way or another.

EXCERPT

Cas O’ Halloran had a few spare minutes and since the Fire department was next to a great bagel shop he locked the door to the office and went out the back door to get some fresh coffee and a bagel.

It was pouring. Yesterday had been one of those beautiful autumn days and that was why he was so glad he moved to Maine. He didn’t get a chance to see sky like that down in the city. There not so much, here beautiful.

He stood in line and ordered his bagel and then grabbed a cup of coffee with extra cream. He paid for everything, grabbed his bagged bagel and headed towards the door.

As he pushed open the door he bumped into a red head who was hell bent on getting in out of the rain. She looked up for a fraction of a second and that’s all it took. He saw her beautiful green eyes and for some strange reason for someone who apparently didn’t like to get wet she had no raincoat on. All she had on was a dark green corset to match her eyes. Under that was a white peasant blouse and popping out were the most beautiful breast, creamy in color with rain drops on them and one making its way down her cleavage. She had on skinny jeans and the jeans fit her like a glove.

“Excuse me but when you think you are finished ogling me would you mind terribly getting out of my way so I don’t melt out here…”

Cas was dumbfounded. Did she say she would melt? He stepped to the side and let her pass. He thought he heard a cat hiss but he didn’t see any around.

Emma walked past the gorgeous man who she realized was the new Fire Fighter that the town hired. She had seen the article in the paper about needing another full time man. He was one handsome man. She looked down at the floor and realized her familiar, Midnight was beside her. But since he was also a changeling he had made himself invisible. “Midnight!” she hissed. He looked up at her with one of his bored looks and flicked his tale at her and went to the back.

“Miss?”

Emma looked up at the girl behind the counter who was looking at her with a funny look. “Sorry…” Emma walked up and trying to still her machine gun beating heart, so she could place her order. She felt her body all twitchy like and then her fingers started to feel like sparklers on the Forth or July. She stuffed her hands in her pocket and waited for her order. Better to quiet the sparks then to let people see her hands lighting up and going off like a Roman Candle.

“Miss your order comes to $9.45.”

Emma sent a silent prayer to the Goddess and pulled her hands out. Good no sparks.

She doled out the money and grabbed her bag, muttering her thanks. Hoping Midnight would follow her home. She lived only a few blocks but since it was raining she had driven her custom painted, orange Fiat down so as to not get too wet. Well that is until that hunky Fire fighter was ogling her and she was getting soaked while rain poured down .

 

Running into her house she smelt the aroma of bread dough rising. She had a few more bowls out, all with other ingredients for other things she had to bake today for different B&Bs who didn’t bake for themselves.

She set her bag down and heard the cat flap open and Midnight changed as he walked across the floor.

“You are really bad, you know that Midnight, don’t you?”

Midnight jumped up on the counter and Emma hissed at him.

“I don’t know why people hiss at cats… It doesn’t really scare us. Least of all, you Emma.”

Emma had to smile. She was really a softy when it came to Midnight. She had found him as a kitten and he had told her, he was a reincarnation of her family’s cat, Macbeth.

“You know, don’t you that you were sending sparks?”

Emma nodded as she poured some tea and then walked to the kitchen table and sat down with her little breakfast. “ I know. I had to stuff my hands in my pockets to put them out.”

“It’s a wonder you didn’t burn those tight jeans of yours.”

Emma chewed her bagel and drank her tea. “Why me? Why can’t I just be an ordinary witch, or not a witch at all?”

“You were the only child of your mother. It’s a great power, you just need to harness it.”

Emma chewed the remainder of her bagel and remembered what she had read about Eliza Brewster. Maybe if she could find her true love. The one who wouldn’t care she was a witch, or a fire starter.

 

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Author Info

I grew up in New England surrounded by a lot of history and story telling by my father who was from the Mid-Coast of Maine. What I remember of my mother was her love of fairy tales, the wee people and poetry. So it’s no wonder I would one day write.

When I am not writing, I read. Of course I love Romance but can’t read the same genre that I write so I read mysteries, memoirs and history… I love history, especially Medieval and WWII.

I don’t generally watch TV but I love Downton Abbey.

My favorite authors… Mmmm, well let me see. Jane Austen, the late Elizabeth Peters, LM Montgomery, Loretta Chase, J.R.Ward , Sharon Kay Penman and Pamela Kaufman to name a few that come to mind.

What do I do when I am not writing? I am a mother of seven, four still at home. I have a home filled with pets, four dogs and six cats. I write seven days a week.

 Mary

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BOOK BLAST ~ Seduced by the Game ~ Charity Anthology ~ Various Authors ~ Giveaway

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Seduced by the Game

A Contemporary Sports Romance Anthology

By: Toni Aleo, Cindy Carr, Cassandra Carr, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Jaymee Jacobs, V.L. Locey, Bianca Sommerland, & Nikki Worrell

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Blurb

It’s time to drop the gloves and fight! Support the Fight against cancer that is.  This anthology of 8 brand new novellas is hot enough to melt the ice these players skate on. Featuring stories from popular New York Times & USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble bestselling authors, including Toni Aleo, Cassandra Carr, Cindy Carr, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Jaymee Jacobs, V.L. Locey, Bianca Sommerland, and Nikki Worrell.

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TANGLED IN THE LACES

By New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author – Toni Aleo

In Tangled in the Laces, Karson King is on the fast track to the pros and Lacey Martin is coming back from a hard fight against cancer and is terrified of him but their love is too much to ignore. Will Karson prove that he will protect her heart at all costs, or will he leave Lacey to pick up the pieces of her life once again?

 

HOOKING HANNAH

By Cassandra Carr and Cindy Carr

When Hannah attends an all-star game, she doesn’t expect a hockey player of all people to turn her world upside down. Her sister is married to a player and Hannah never wanted that life. But Scott could change everything. For Scott’s part, he has to know the woman who stirred his blood with just a look, and once he does, he realizes he wants Hannah to be his forever. Now to convince her…

 

CRASHING THE BOARDS (Seattle Sockeyes 1.5)

By Jami Davenport

Professional party crasher, Izzy Maxwell, needs the cooperation of reluctant party guest Cooper Black, the team captain of Seattle’s new hockey team, but Cooper can’t get past his anger over the team’s relocation to Seattle. Can Izzy melt Cooper’s frozen heart or will this party crash along with her fledgling business?

 

TAKING A SHOT (Portland Storm 2.5)

By Catherine Gayle

Katie Weber has had a crush on Jamie Babcock for almost two years, since he joined her father’s hockey team, the Portland Storm as an eighteen-year-old rookie. When cancer takes her health, her hair, and even her friends, she can’t bear to go to senior prom…until Jamie intervenes.

 

A VALUABLE TRADE 

By Jaymee Jacobs

Bryan’s life gets turned upside down when he gets traded to the Dallas Comets, and things get even messier when he meets Georgiana, the Director of Team Services. He’s got a lot of work to do to prove his worth to his new team, but Georgiana’s sure he’ll prove to be a valuable trade.

 

HEIR APPARENT

By V.L. Locey

 

Superstar Cam Evans is fighting to climb out of a slump that`s growing worse with each day of living in denial. Fresh from the minors, Jacobi Neal is hungry for this chance to play back-up for the legendary goalie. Can two men battle each other, their inner demons, and the sizzling attraction building between them?

BLIND PASS (The Dartmouth Cobras 0.5)

By Bianca Sommerland

Nothing could stop Tim Rowe, the assistant coach of the Dartmouth Cobras, from falling in love with Madeline, but love alone can’t satisfy every need. Sometimes, to reach the goal, you have to take the chance with a . . . Blind Pass.

 

CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN (Prequel to Scorpions Series)

By Nikki Worrell

Keith Lambert is the captain of the Flyers—until he’s not. To everyone’s shock, he’s traded to the San Diego Scorpions. As if that’s not bad enough, Phoebe, his girlfriend of two years, decides she doesn’t love him enough to follow.

All alone in a new town, Keith is drawn to Kelly, his take out delivery girl. When she shows up at ice girl tryouts, he’s lost. She’s all he can see. Can he convince her to forget her past and take a chance on him or is he destined to be alone in a new town a little bit longer?

**Proud Supporters of Hockey Fights Cancer.

 

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Book Website: http://www.seducedbythegame.com

 

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Toni Aleo:

http://tonialeo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tonialeo1

https://twitter.com/tonilovesweber6

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5255580.Toni_Aleo?from_search=true

 

Bianca Sommerland:

http://www.im-no-angel.com/

https://twitter.com/BSommerland

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4605557.Bianca_Sommerland

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-No-Angel-Bianca-Sommerland/201933239834387

 

Nikki Worrell:

http://www.nikkiworrell.com/books.html

https://www.facebook.com/NikkiWorrellAuthor

https://twitter.com/FlyGirl_45

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6950511.Nikki_Worrell

 

V.L. Locey:

http://thoughtsfromayodelinggoatherder.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/VL-Locey/124405447678452

https://twitter.com/vllocey

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5807700.V_L_Locey

 

Jaymee Jacobs:

http://www.jaymeejacobs.com/

http://jaymeejacobs.blogspot.com/

https://twitter.com/JaymeeJacobs

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jaymee-Jacobs-author/793189430708405

 

Catherine Gayle:

http://www.catherinegayle.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCatherineGayle

https://twitter.com/Catherine_Gayle

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3461537.Catherine_Gayle

 

Jami Davenport:

http://www.jamidavenport.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jamidavenport

https://twitter.com/jamidavenport

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1637218.Jami_Davenport?from_search=true

 

Cassandra Carr:

http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com/

https://www.facebook.com/authorcassandracarr

https://twitter.com/cassandra_carr

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4475585.Cassandra_Carr

 

 Cindy Carr:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5635243.Cindy_Carr

 

Excerpt  from Crashing the Boards by Jami Davenport

Party crashing was an art—if done right.

Isabella Maxwell should know. She’d been crashing parties for years, at first to get a decent meal and later—much later—as a part-time profession with her three younger sisters. She’d never crashed a party she didn’t take from dud to memorable in minutes.

Tonight she might have met her match.

She’d done her research and knew the obstacles and challenges, but nothing prepared her for the scene awaiting her on the party deck of the Washington Queen, a local tour boat rented by the Seattle Sockeyes hockey team for an evening dinner cruise around Elliott Bay.

As security checked invitations at the door, Izzy snuck past them and peeked in the doorway, scoping out the scene inside—DJ in the corner, empty dance floor complete with mirror ball and flashing lights, not a dancer anywhere. Hockey players were slouched in chairs clumped around tables, reminding her of pimply faced preteens at a junior high dance. Only these boys weren’t preteens or pimply faced. They were a formidable wall of broad chests, muscular thighs, and determined expressions. Each one mirroring the other, but she’d done her research. There was one man she needed to win over to salvage this party, and he hadn’t arrived yet.

Her sisters had already boarded the boat, managing to sneak past security, every one of them dressed to kill or at least to charm a professional hockey team, Bethany in her plunging Vera Wang gown and deadly high heels. Emma and Avery, the youngest at twenty-one and identical twins, looked every bit like giddy hockey groupies who’d managed to snag an invite to the party. Standing near the buffet table, they giggled and whispered as they stole glances at the players. Several players stared right back. Nearby, Bethany engaged the team play-by-play announcer in conversation, while he stared at her boobs, but men always stared at Bethany’s boobs.

The stage was set.

Time to get this party started. The Sockeyes were going to have the time of their lives if she had to threaten bodily harm with their own hockey sticks.

“Ma’am, I need to see your invitation.” A security guard with a receding hairline, the waist of his polyester pants pulled up to his armpits, and a determined set to his skinny jaw, stepped in front of her before she could enter through the double doors.

“Oh, that.” Izzy made a show of digging through her saddlebag of a purse, not exactly in keeping with her little black sheath, but it served its purpose. “I know it’s in here somewhere.”

The security guard wasn’t the least bit impressed. He tapped his toe on the floor and took a ready stance as if he expected her to run any moment. Just what she needed, a SWAT team wannabe. She batted her eyes at him and continued to dig in her purse.

“I’m sorry. I know it’s here somewhere.”

“Ma’am, you’ll need to leave the boat until you can find it.”

She laughed and rubbed one perfectly manicured finger across his name tag. “Now, Carl, you just hold on one teensy bit. We’ll get this straightened out.” Izzy slipped into her fake Southern drawl; it brought most men to their knees.

Not Carl. In fact, not one hair quivered on his mustache. “My orders are strict. No one, not even the governor, gets in without an invite.” He wrapped scrawny fingers around her arm and pulled her none too gently from the doorway. He might look like a wimp but the guy was surprisingly strong.

No matter. She’d switch to Plan B.

“My boyfriend will be here any moment. He must have the tickets.”

As if on cue, her target for the night walked up the ramp and onto the boat. Cooper Black. The captain of the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes, and the most outspoken man on the team especially when it came to the team’s move and current situation, which he hated—the very man Izzy needed to tame tonight for this situation to turn around.

Judging by the stubborn set of his jaw and those steely blue eyes, this wasn’t going to be easy.

 

 

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