Thursday, December 13, 2018

Winter Love’s A Treat Mega Book #Giveaway from Marie Lavender @marielavender1



Winter Love’s A Treat Mega Book Giveaway
hosted by author Marie Lavender

About the Event:
ILRB is offering a massive romance giveaway just in time for the Christmas season. With 43 participating authors and 174 donations, covering various subgenres, there is sure to be a wonderful turnout! All romance readers welcome! Plus, you’ll get a rare opportunity to find out what type of books authors read…
When: December 13th – 20th

 
How to Enter:
Visit the giveaway link below and leave a comment (after viewing the simple rules) at the bottom of the post, or you can email the host directly to submit your contest entry.
Giveaway Link: https://bit.ly/2B8KpXC
Don’t forget to enter the mega giveaway. If you’re a fan of romance reads, you won’t want to miss out! ♥

About ILRB:

The I Love Romance Blog is a site comprised of tips on romantic relationships, as well as features for new romance novels. We also do exclusive author and character interviews, and occasional romantic poetry spotlights. We want to hear your thoughts on romance!

Marie’s official author website: https://marielavender.com/


Be sure to check out Moonlight & Moet by Madison Michael and enter for your chance to win!


Monday, December 10, 2018

#SpotLight ~WINTER AT THE BEACH by Sheila Roberts ~ @_Sheila_Roberts @pumpupyourbook



WINTER AT THE BEACH
 by Sheila Roberts

Blurb:
Jenna Jones, manager of the Driftwood Inn, a vintage motel in the Washington beach town of Moonlight Harbor, is convinced that a winter festival would be a great way to draw visitors (and tourist business) to town during those off-season months. Everyone in the local chamber of commerce is on board with her Seaside with Santa festival idea except
one naysayer, local sour lemon, Susan Frank, who owns a women’s clothing boutique in town. The beach gets hit with storms in the winter, no one will come, too close to Christmas. Blah, blah. What does Susan know?

It turns out that Susan knows a lot. A big storm hits during the weekend of the festival, wreaking havoc with the parade and producing power outages all over town. Including at the Driftwood Inn.

Jenna finds herself with a motel filled with people, all with no
power. What to do? Enlist the help of friends, of course. Her friends take in many of the stranded visitors, and Jenna and her Aunt Edie take in the others, stuffing them into Aunt Edie’s house next door to the Driftwood.

All the guests come with their own unique stories. The last thing Taylor Marsh wanted was a getaway with her husband. His refusal to give up on his dying business is taking them down financially and killing their marriage. But her sister Sarah (she who has her financial act
together and never lets her sister forget it) insists this will be fun for both their families. It will only be fun for Taylor if her husband gets eaten by a giant squid. Then there’s Darrel Wilson, who planned the perfect anniversary getaway for his wife, who’s been undergoing chemo. So much for the perfect anniversary. And the sisters, Lisa and Karen, who can’t seem to go on a sister outing without it turning into a Lucy and Ethel adventure. Unlikely roommates, all of them. But perhaps each one has a valuable lesson to share with the others. And perhaps, what looked like a disaster will prove to be the best holiday adventure of all.

Publisher: Harlequin/Mira

Pages: 384
Genre: Women’s Fiction

 $5.98 (paperback) 
$6.99 (Kindle)

ORDER YOUR COPY: Amazon

Excerpt: 

Jenna Jones, who manages a vintage motel, the Driftwood Inn, is sure her idea for a holiday festival will bring business to her Washington coast beach town of Moonlight Harbor. Let’s see how her proposal goes over with the Moonlight Harbor Chamber
of Commerce…


 “Okay, that takes care of old business,” Brody said. “Now, I think Jenna has some new business.”

Oh, boy. She could hardly wait to see what Susan would have to say about
this.

She cleared her throat. “Actually, I have a suggestion for a way to bring
down more visitors during our slow time.”

“We’re all for that,” said Patricia Whiteside.

Susan clamped her thin lips together and gave Jenna a look that dared her,
the newbie, to come up with something.

Jenna’s nervous twitch put in an appearance. Don’t blink. She blinked
one last time and cleared her throat again. “Well, I was just thinking about
other towns I’ve visited in the past and one that came to mind was Icicle
Falls.”

Susan rolled her eyes. “The cheesy German town.”

“A lot of people find it charming,” Jenna said. “It’s awfully pretty, and
they’ve done a great job of making themselves as authentic as possible. They
always have something going to get people up there. In fact, I did some
research online. They have festivals all year long, including a chocolate
festival. Their tree-lighting ceremonies on the weekends in December bring in
thou- sands of people.”

“So, are you proposing we have a tree-lighting ceremony?” Susan mocked.

“No, but I am proposing we have a holiday festival.”

“We just had a festival in August in case you forgot,” Susan said snidely.

What was with this woman anyway? The town had done a good deed by putting on
a festival to help Jenna raise money to restore the Driftwood after she
experienced a financial setback. It had been such a success that the chamber
had decided to make the Blue Moon Festival a tradition, with proceeds going to
help other businesses in town in need of assistance. Jenna had benefited and
other local businesses would as well, and Susan resented it? She was a crab in
the pot. If she couldn’t succeed, she didn’t want anyone else to, either. And
everyone knew her shop wasn’t doing that well, especially now that Courtney was
selling her own designs over at the Oyster Inn.

Well, pooh on her. Jenna handed papers to both Tyrella and Brody to start
passing around the table.

 “People love festivals. Remember how
many came down for the Blue Moon one?”

“That was in the summer,” Susan reminded her.

“I know. But people also love holiday festivals. We’re looking for ways to
get visitors down here in the winter. Why not put together a giant holiday
party in Moonlight Harbor?”


Patricia Whiteside was reading Jenna’s handout. “Seaside
with Santa, that’s cute. And I like all the suggestions you’ve made for
activities. I really like the idea of making use of the pier.”

“The weekend before Christmas?” Susan objected, frowning at her handout.
“Who’s going to want to come to something then? People will be getting ready to
go see family, and they’ll be finishing up their shopping.”

“Why shouldn’t they finish it here?” Jenna argued. “We have all kinds of
cute shops. We have great places for them to stay while they shop and plenty of
restau- rants where they can eat. They may even want to stay here for the
holidays. All we need is an event to lure them down. A festival could do it.
And who doesn’t like a parade? Look how many people turn out for the Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day parade.”

“Look at the floats they have in that parade,” Susan countered. “What sort
of floats would we be able to put together down here?”

“Okay, maybe not the most impressive parade ever,” Jenna admitted, “but I
bet we could come up with some- thing.”

“I could get some of my employees to dress up as mermaids,” said Kiki, “and
stick ’em on a flatbed truck strung with fake seaweed.” She grinned, clearly
taken with her idea.

“We need more for our Moonlight Harbor Queen and her princesses to do,” put
in Nora. “They love riding in those old convertibles. You’ll let us use your
vintage Caddy, right, Ellis?”

“Well...” Ellis hesitated. “If it rains...”

“Which it probably will,” said Susan. “Come on, people, be practical. You
know what it’s like down here in the winter, all wind and rain.”

Patricia pooh-poohed that objection. “We’ve survived plenty of storms.”

“Well, I think it’s a bad idea,” Susan said, scowling across the table at
Jenna.

Maybe it was. Jenna’s left eye began to twitch.

“I think it sounds great,” said Elizabeth MacDowell. She and her twin
sister, K.J., were new members of the chamber. They’d opened their arts and
crafts store, Crafty Just Cuz, in September, and it was already one of Jenna’s
favorite places to hang out.

“We do need more business in the winter,” said Cindy Redmond. “There’s no getting around it. And doing something for the holidays could be fun. I say we give it a try,” she added, and Jenna’s eye stopped twitching.

“We’d have to get moving right away,” Nora said, pulling another sheet of paper from her yellow tablet. “Who can help?”

“I can,” said Ellis.

“Me, too,” Brody said, smiling at Jenna. “Jenna, it’s your idea. You’ll have
to chair the committee.”

“Me?” she squeaked. Not that she couldn’t take charge. She was a firstborn, and Responsibility was her middle name. (Although her sister, Celeste, would probably argue that her middle name was Bossy.) She didn’t have a problem with rolling up her sleeves and getting to work, but she also didn’t want to offend old-timers like Susan Frank. “I’m sure someone else...” she began.

“Your idea, you have to do it,” Susan goaded.

Jenna raised her chin. “I can do it.” She’d survived rehabbing the Driftwood Inn. How much harder could it be to organize a festival?

In three months. Blink. Blink, blink, blink.

“Do I have a motion that we sponsor a Seaside with Santa Festival for the weekend before Christmas?” Brody asked.

“So moved,” said Ellis. “I’m with you, kid,” he told Jenna.

“I’ll second,” Nora said and reached across the back of Tyrella’s chair to give Jenna’s shoulder an encouraging pat.

“All in favor?” Brody asked.

“Aye,” chorused almost everyone.

“Opposed?”

“Nay,” Susan Frank said. “I’m telling you all, this is a bad idea. Make sure you put that in the minutes,” she told Cindy.

“Motion carries,” said Brody. He smiled down at Jenna. “Looks like we’re going to be putting on a holiday bash.”

“Holiday disaster,” Susan grumbled from her side of the table.

What did Susan know? Blink, blink, blink.


About the Author:

USA Today best-selling author Sheila Roberts has seen over fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction in print. Her novels have appeared in many different languages and been made into movies for both the Lifetime and Hallmark Channels. She writes about things near and dear to women’s hearts – love, friendship, family and chocolate.

Her latest book is the women’s fiction, Winter at the Beach.


Website Link: http://www.sheilasplace.com
Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/_Sheila_Roberts
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/funwithsheila/

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

#Review ~ The Last True Cowboy By Laura Drake ~ @PBRWriter @ReadForeverPub @GrandCentralPub

The Last True Cowboy (Chestnut Creek Book 1) by [Drake, Laura]My Review of The Last True Cowboy:

Laura Drake became a must-read author for me from her very first book. Ms. Drake has an incredible gift with stories that are so emotional and really reach out to touch my heart. I could not wait to read this book once I had my hands on it. I found a comfy spot, grabbed my Kleenex box and settled in for a fabulous story. Ms. Drake didn't let me down, The Last True Cowboy is another shining example of her remarkable talent.

Carly Beauchamp is that sweet girl next door that found her true love in first grade. Carly is an independent, smart business lady that loves her family with her whole heart. I found my connection with Carly right away. She's one of the characters that I know I would love to enjoy a glass of tea with at Chestnut Creek Cafe and just catch up.

Austin Davis has been on the rodeo circuit and done well forever. He loves Carly with all his heart but he always thinks he's going to give it one more year and then start his life with Carly as a married couple. Austin is one of those truly good ole boys that love the thrill of the ride and the action going with the rodeo crowd. He really is a sweetheart with a heart of gold. I found a connection with Austin right away too. I don't think it's possible to not love this loyal cowboy that loves his girl, his family, friends, and animals. 

Austin and Carly have been together forever. It's a given that one day they'll be married. Until the day never comes and Carly is fed up. She sets out on an adventure to figure out just what to do with her life if she isn't going to marry Austin. She has an adventure and that leads to another adventure. She hits the road with a friend's food truck that follows the rodeo circuit. 

Austin and Carly certainly have a story to tell and it is one amazing story. It's packed full of emotions, drama, secrets that are revealed, and a first love that has stood the test the time but that time may be up now. There is wonderful family support behind Carly and Austin. I love when the family is involved in the storyline. It tends to add so much more to the background story and always helps me get a better glips into the characters. On top of that, the family and friends in this book are just phenomenal. There is a good dose of humor that had me laughing out loud. At other times I was reaching for the Kleenex box to wipe at the tears for both Austin and Carly. These two have a lot to work through if they are going to get that happily ever after that they have wanted forever.

If you are a fellow Laura Drake fan you must grab this book now! You are going to love just as much as I did. If you are a fellow fan of cowboy stories and haven't tried Ms. Drake's work yet, give this one a try. I think you'll fall in love with her work just as quickly as I did. 

This is the first book in the Chestnut Creek series. I can't wait to see what wonderful stories Ms. Drake will have in store for us lucky readers with the next books in this series. I have no doubt they will be fabulous and absolutely must reads!

I was given the opportunity to read this fantastic story and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 

You may find more of my reviews on Laura Drake's work https://goo.gl/FA6HfK

Amazon Buy Link https://amzn.to/2SzVwA1

Blurb for The Last True Cowboy:

The Last True Cowboy (Chestnut Creek Book 1) by [Drake, Laura]This cowboy's got one last chance to prove himself.

Carly Beauchamp has loved cowboy Austin Davis since first grade. Ask anyone in their dusty, backwater New Mexico town of Unforgiven, and they'll say "Carly and Austin" the way some say "big trucks and country boys." But after years of waiting for a wedding ring, Carly's done with being a rodeo widow . . .

Austin never meant to put his career on the circuit before Carly. She's always been his future, his one and only. But now that she's moved on, he's beginning to see where he went wrong, and he'll do anything to win her back. The only thing is, Carly's suddenly acting differently, and she's definitely hiding a secret-one that will test the depth of their love and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Amazon Buy Link https://amzn.to/2SzVwA1

Sunday, December 2, 2018

#GiveAway ~One of a Kind Christmas by Lexi Post ~ @LexiPost

One of a Kind Christmas
A Christmas Carol Book #4
By Lexi Post

Lexi has a $25 Gift Card to giveaway during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may enter every day for your chance to win. You may find the tour locations here https://goo.gl/sPP5CV.

About One of a Kind Christmas:

For her to love him, he must face a spirit, an archangel…and himself.

The spirit of Cameron Douglas has totally screwed-up…again. Now, he has to fix his mess in one night with the help of his best friend and somehow encourage his widow to move on.
Holly Douglas is anguished that this is the last Christmas she’ll be visited by her late husband, Cameron. For three years he’s sent her the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and they‘ve helped her cope with her loss. But now all that ends, and she doesn’t understand why he must push her away.

Ethan Stewart has been in love with Holly since Cameron’s death, but she isolated herself from everyone, including him. Then something changed, and he was welcomed back as her friend. But he wants more— to love her openly, and most of all to make her happy again. Though he loved his best friend like a brother and will do anything for Holly, as he’s pulled into the spirit world, he discovers the price they must pay for their chance at forever…and it just might be too high.

Releases Day December 5, 2018

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Excerpt:

He closed his eyes and took a deep breath before opening them. “I miss Cam. It was as if we were two parts of the same soul. I lived vicariously through him even while I worried constantly about him. It was one of the reasons I was constantly warning him to be careful. I was afraid to lose him.”
Ethan looked away and rubbed the back of his neck. “And then I did.”
She felt as if her heart were breaking all over again, not for her but for Ethan. He was so good to her. He even loved her. And she… “Ethan, I understand.”
His gaze returned to hers. Though she couldn’t see his face clearly, the limited light reflected off the sheen in his eyes.
She placed her hand on his cheek and rising on her toes brushed her lips across his in a feather-light kiss. She only meant to give comfort, but a spark of something else hit her heart.
She remained there, her lips close to his but not touching, wanting more but afraid to ask.
Ethan remained absolutely still, his breath mixing with her own.
He loved her but would never push her. It wasn’t his nature. She could walk away right now, but to what?
Nothing.
She stared at his mouth in the dim light. She wanted to live again. She wanted to feel again. Tilting her head, she pressed her lips more firmly against his, moving her hand down his stubbled jaw and behind his neck to pull him closer.
Ethan’s lips opened, and she slipped her tongue between them.
As his arms came around her, it was like waking from a dream. A slow burn flowed through her veins as he took control of the kiss and explored her mouth with his tongue. It was an unhurried exploration and heat built in her belly. When he pulled back to lick the underside of her top lip, she took her first deep breath. As she exhaled, tingles spread throughout her body.
He kissed the corners of her mouth before leaning his forehead against her own. “Ye catch my blood on fire, lass.”

Other Books in the Series:

A Christmas Carol Book 1, Pleasures of Christmas Past is on sale for only $.99!

Pleasures of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol Book 1) by [Post, Lexi]

Jessica is assigned a hot, Scottish mentor who confuses her heart. But will he protect her soul?

Buy Links for Pleasures of Christmas Past:

Desires of Christmas Present (A Christmas Carol Book 2)

Desires of Christmas Present (A Christmas Carol Book 2) by [Post, Lexi]

Sometimes not knowing is better…for everyone.

Temptations of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol Book 3)

Temptations of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol Book 3) by [Post, Lexi]

He set out to prove the future was far worse than she imagined. Now he wished it wasn’t.
About the Author:

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.
But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”
Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her cat in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

#Review ~ A Duke Changes Everything by Christy Carlyle ~ @avonbooks @writerchristy

A Duke Changes Everything: The Duke's Den by [Carlyle, Christy]My Review: 

A Duke Changes Everything is the first book I have had the chance to read by Christy Carlyle. Oh my, what a book to start with! I do believe I may just have found another author that I have to add to my must-read list. 

Mina Thorne is my kind of gal. She embodies everything I would hope I would have been if I had lived in that time. This lady is incredibly smart, she is kind and caring, she's independent because she is used to handling things on her own, and this lady can run the Enderley Estate. She stepped into her father's shoes as steward of the estate. I admired this lady from the first pages and she was incredibly easy to bond with. Mina has not had an easy life. It's been tough but she has done her best with what she has.  

Nicholas Lyon is the new Duke of Tremayne. It's a job he never wanted at a home that was never his "home". Nicholas has had a rough life from childhood and then on. He has done everything and anything that helped him survive and then thrive. He's the very successful owner of a gambling club. Nick was another character that I bonded with quickly. He is strong, intelligent, and certainly not looking for romance or love. 

I think maybe one of my favorite parts of the book is when Mina meets the new Duke. Neither of them is aware of who the other is and they are in an awkward situation that involves climbing a tree, a ladder, and a very pregnant and scared cat. There is an attraction and yet a friction between these two from the beginning. Watching these two very independent people getting to know each other was captivating. There is so much that these two have in common yet so much that is so different about their lives. Watching the secrets revealed and the emotions surface for each of them lead to me flipping pages quickly to see what was going to happen next and just how these two may ever find their way to a happily ever after. There is a lot that each has to overcome and reveal.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It has all the wonderful ingredients that make up a wonderful story. There is drama, tangled emotions, incredible characters, friendships, romance, and some oh so hot and steamy scenes. 

I can not wait to see what Ms. Carlyle comes up with next for us lucky readers. I know I will be watching for more of her work and for the next book in The Duke's Den Series. It has the makings of a wonderful new series and I can't wait to read more. 

I was given the opportunity to read this incredible story and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2KJqLFT

A Duke Changes Everything Blurb:

A Duke Changes Everything: The Duke's Den by [Carlyle, Christy]In the first novel in Christy Carlyle’s sizzling Duke’s Den series, three men, intent on making a fortune,discover irresistible opportunities . . .
Nicholas Lyon gambled his way into a fortune and ownership of the most opulent, notorious gentlemen’s club in England. But when Nick’s cruel brother dies, he inherits a title he never wanted. The sooner Nick is rid of the estate that has always haunted him, the sooner he can return to the life he’s built in London. But there’s one obstacle—the exquisite Thomasina Thorne.
When the new heir to the Tremayne dukedom suddenly appears in Mina Thorne’s life, she’s flustered. Not only is he breathtakingly handsome, but he’s also determined to take away her home and position as steward of the Enderley estate. If Mina learns what makes the enigmatic duke tick, perhaps she can change his mind—as long as she doesn’t get too close to him.
With each day Nick spends with Mina, his resolve weakens as their colliding wills lead to explosive desire. Could she be the one woman who can help him finally bury the ghosts of his past?

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2KJqLFT

Friday, November 30, 2018

#Review ~The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin ~ @megfuzzle @SarahBurningham

The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow Mysteries Book 1) by [Molin, Meghan Scott]My Review:
Sometimes it's fun to kind of step out of my comfort zone for reading. Every now and then I come across a book that sounds great. The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin sounded like a fun mystery-suspense, drama with a touch of romance and friendships throw in the mix. 

MG Martin is a fun girl with a love for all things geekish, including incredible fashions for Comic Cons and such. She's an inquisitive young lady with the tendency to find herself smack dab in the middle of a mess without even trying. She's fun, smart, and honestly incredibly creative with both her work and with the case she is pulled into. 

Detective Matteo Kildare is just in line to get a cup of tea while scanning the photos from his current case. Little does he know the beautiful lady behind him is checking out the photos while impatiently waiting for her morning dose of caffeine. When his case takes another turn and is becoming possibly more dangerous he seeks out MG. 

I loved watching Matteo and MG work together. Matteo is the straight lace, we're going to do this by the book kind of guy. MG is a little less straight-laced and a whole lot more adventurous. They share an instant attraction and do seem to bring out the best of each other. They just have to solve this case before things become deadly series. 

I have to admit this it not normally something that would be at the top of my reading list but I LOVED IT! I found myself completely engrossed in MG's life with her geekish friends, and their movie parties, game designing activities, and writing comics for an awesome company that MG grew up reading comics from. Her friends are great. I loved Ryan and his gaming abilities and L is just positively fabulous! I would really like to meet her sometime and hear what stories she has to tell. This book has it all. The romance is mild romance but does add into the storyline to make things all that much more fun when MG and Matteo get down to the nitty-gritty of the case. 

I love that I have gotten in on the first book by Meghan Scott Molin. I will be sure to watch for her name again. The Frame-Up is a wonderful start to what appears to be a promising new author and series. She has a fun writing style that certainly kept me flipping pages wondering what in the world could possibly happen next and how in the world was MG either going to get out of the situation or explain it to Matteo, L, or Ryan later. 

I was given the opportunity to read this great story and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 

The Golden Arrow Mysteries Book 1

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2SlCVaq
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The Frame-Up Blurb:

The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow Mysteries Book 1) by [Molin, Meghan Scott]By day she writes comic books. By night, she lives them.
MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But despite her love of hooded vigilantes, MG prefers her comics stay on the page.
But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG is the LAPD’s best—and only—lead. She recognizes the golden arrow left at the scene as the calling card of her favorite comic book hero. The thing is…superheroes aren’t real. Are they?
When too-handsome-for-his-own-good Detective Kildaire asks for her comic book expertise, MG is more than up for the adventure. Unfortunately, MG has a teeny little tendency to not follow rules. And her off-the-books sleuthing may land her in a world of trouble.
Because for every superhero, there is a supervillain. And the villain of her story may be closer than she thinks…

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2SlCVaq
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About the Author:
Meghan Scott Molin comes to writing by way of a Masters in Architecture, a minor in Opera, a professional career as a barn manager, and three years’ crash course as a mother. She currently resides in Colorado with her fellow zookeeper (husband), two sons, two horses, cat, and corgi. She is an avid lover of everything nerdy from Wars to Trek, Hobbits to Who, and beyond. When she’s not writing, she’s cooking, dreaming of travel, coveting more corgis, and listening to audiobooks while hanging out at the barn. If you’d like to know more about Meghan, feel free to follow her on Twitter (@megfuzzle) or on her website (www.meghanscottmolin.com).

#GiveAway ~ An Alien Exchange by Keri Kruspe ~ @authorkkruspe @GoddessFish



An Alien Exchange
by Keri Kruspe

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BLURB:
Aimee Gwiazdowski has a passion for Alien Abduction romance stories. She vicariously lives through the heroines of her books to escape her lonely, loveless life. Until one morning, she wakes up in a strange, white room where an alluring voice invites her to the “Exchange” to find love and adventure in another world. Did she dare believe it? Could she leave everything behind and take a chance to become one of those heroines who finds true love among the stars?

Exiled Prince Qayyum E’etu and commander of the space vessel StarChance has a mission—transport the human women to the Exchange along with an offer he can’t refuse: find evidence against rumored human trafficking connected with the Exchange. If he can successfully bring the traitors back to Zerin for justice, it would give him a chance to return home. How was he supposed to know that meeting a human woman would put everything he was working for in jeopardy?

As unforeseen evil slowly brews discord within the galaxy, it works to tear Aimee and Qay further apart. If they don’t learn to overcome their fears and trust the love they have for each other, the coming cataclysm will devastate not only Zerin, but Earth as well.

An Alien Exchange is the first book in a sci-fi romance that features intergalactic action, engrossing plots, and courageous individuals. If you like fast-paced action, raw emotions, and sexy aliens, you’ll love this new space adventure.

GENRE: Sci-fi Romance

Buy An Alien Exchange to experience the first installment of this exciting trilogy!

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Excerpt:

Then he did the most unexpected thing. His eyes left hers to fixate on her lips before his mouth covered hers. His tongue stroked over her, gentle and tentative as if asking for permission. Then, a switch flipped, the kiss deepened with bold sweeps in a masculine demand.

What in the world was that flavor? Spicy sweetness, like the tang of nutmeg mixed with an unknown taste of pure masculine bite. Delicious. She opened her mouth and welcomed him in.

It was all the encouragement he needed. His tongue swooped through with masterful determination. His body sidled over her side, his soft linen shirt rubbing enticingly against the naked skin of her stomach.

Lost…she was lost in an overload of sensation. When he pulled back and broke their connection, she whimpered in disappointment.

“Yes, Aimee, give yourself to me—to us.” His husky whisper fueled her passions to a higher level.

Before his words seeped through her befuddled mind, he resumed their mind-blowing kiss. As his tongue lavished over hers, she returned the favor. His mouth was an intoxicating hint of savory goodness and she wanted more. She whimpered as she raised her head to get closer. Stroking, sucking, caressing, and absorbing the rush he gave her.

Her body shivered in reaction. The intense emotion scared her.

She broke away. She couldn’t think. How stupid was she to let this go on? She couldn’t be more embarrassed if she stood in a room full of strangers stark naked.

 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

“Author of otherworldly romantic adventures”

A writer since the age of twelve, Keri Kruspe has always been fascinated with otherworldly stories that end with the dream of Happily Ever After.  


A native Nevadan, Keri resides with her family in the wilds of Northwest Michigan where she enjoys the stark change in seasons and the pleasures each one brings. An avid reader, Keri loves an enjoyable bottle of red wine, a variety of delicious foods and watching action/adventure movies…usually at the same time. You can find her most days immersed in her fantasy world on her latest novel while foot tappin’ to classic rock. When not absorbed in her writing, Keri works alongside her husband in building their dream home or discovering intelligent life in America in their RV.

Why I wrote this book [written in the 1st person]

I was reading one of my favorite Sci-fi romances on my electronic reader after watching the latest’s news about computer hacking. It got me thinking…what if aliens hacked into my reading habits to find someone like me who liked alien romances. Wouldn’t that be a perfect way to find women who might be willing to leaving Earth to find love among the stars…

I envisioned Star Wars meets Pretty women. And that, they say, was that. My story “An Alien Exchange” was born.

Dedication:

I dedicate this book to those who are alone in a crowd. To those who are desperately trying to right a wrong they’ve done in the past. Sometimes taking a chance may seem crazy, but you’ll never know until you try.

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