SHEIK’S RULE by Ryshia Kennie

GENRE: Romantic Suspense

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About the Book

His sister’s life is at stake, and despite his wealth and power, Sheik Emir Al-Nassar feels helpless. At least heading his family’s security agency provides him with resources to track down her kidnappers. But when the ace profiler he’s sent turns out to be K. J.—Kate—Gelinsky, Emir is furious. Finding the kidnappers’ desert hideout is dangerous enough without the distraction of a beautiful woman.

But K.J. is unlike any woman he’s ever known. Her fearlessness and incisive mind inspires Emir’s admiration. And her compassion breaches his guarded heart. Still, rescuing his sister is a perilous mission. And allowing desire to cloud his focus could endanger them all.

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Emir nodded as he covered her progress.  But suddenly they weren’t alone.  The roar of the bike engine bore down on them as it flew over one dune, coming closer, only sixty feet away.  He fired at it, kicking up sand and causing the biker to swerve right and away from them.  Emir fired again and this time the driver lost control.  The bike toppled, skidding on its side as the driver landed on his feet, his rifle in the sand behind him.  They needed to get to the jeep and they had a minute or less to do it before he was back on his bike.

Kate fired once, twice, but the angle was wrong—a dune protected him.

“Run!” Emir commanded unnecessarily as they both ran, keeping low and moving fast.  They launched themselves into the Jeep.

“Go!” Kate yelled.  It was another unnecessary command for he had the accelerator to the floor.  The Jeep sped forward, pelting sand behind them as they flew over the dune, swerving back and forth to avoid any shots from the biker.

Kate turned and fired multiple times.

“We want him alive, if possible,” Emir shouted over the roar of the engine and knew that the odds were slight that that was going to happen, especially if they both wanted to come out of this alive.

She nodded, and oddly, despite the intensity of the situation, despite the fact that their attention was fixed on their attacker, she turned and smiled at him.

About the Author

The Canadian prairies are my home and while the prairie landscape is blessed with beautiful blue skies, it also has four seasons that come on full throttle – especially winter and because of that I like to travel.  Often on those trips, stories are born.

In 2011 I won my city’s writing award, and was the first romance writer to do so since its inception.  In 2013 my romantic suspense was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards.  Published in historic romance and paranormal romance as well as romantic suspense, in February 2016, my first novel was published by Harlequin Intrigue.

There’s no lack of places to set a story as my imagination and the too long prairie winters may find me seeking adventure.  The memories of those worlds both near and far, the words of a stranger, the furtive look one man gives another, often become the catalyst for a suspenseful story with a deadly villain and an intrepid hero and heroine who must battle for their right to love or even their right to live.

When not dreaming of other stories, I can be found scouting out a garage sale or two, dusting off my roller blades or just thinking about the next adventure that may be miles away or in my own backyard.

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A Giveaway

Ryshia will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

The is a one-day Book Blast tour. Feel free to visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to win.

1: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
2: Beyond Romance
3: Celticlady’s Reviews
4: Charline’s blog and more…
5: Deal Sharing Aunt
6: Fabulous and Brunette
7: Hearts and Scribbles
8: Independent Authors
9: It’s Raining Books
10: Jen’s Reading Obsession
11: LibriAmoriMiei
12: Lisa’s Home for Books
13: Long and Short Reviews
14: Mixed Book Bag
15: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
16: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
17: Queen of All She Reads 
18: Romance Author Hear Me Roar 
19: Romance Novel Giveaways
20: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
21: Straight From the Library
22: The Avid Reader
23: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
24: Tory Richards
25: Two Ends of the Pen
26: Two Heartbeats
27: Wake Up Your Wild Side
28: Welcome to My World of Dreams
29: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
30: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
31: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads

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It’s been a pleasure hosting Ryshia for this stop on her tour. Please come back again soon for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

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WILDE THING by Jannine Gallant

GENRE:  Contemporary Romance

SERIES: Born to be Wilde (Book 3)

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About the Book

The Wilde brothers are addicted to the rush of adventure. But one of them is about to learn no matter how often you look for danger, you don’t want danger finding you.

For extreme skier Tripp Wilde, pushing the limits is what he lives for. Unfortunately, the inherent risk takes a toll on his body. After an injury sidelines him, he ends up in the care of his little sister’s best friend, physical therapist Hannah Ryder—who has grown up in all the right ways since they last met.

Hannah doesn’t mix business with pleasure, even though she harbored a maddening crush on the irresistible Tripp years before. So, while Tripp tries every slick maneuver he knows to bed her, Hannah uses her own moves to keep the hotshot skier cooled off while trying to control her own growing desire for him.

After the pair witness what they think may be a murder on the slopes, along with the men responsible, no one believes their story. But when a series of unlikely accidents suggests they are being targeted, the two will have to trust in each other like never before if they are going to survive.

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When the door to his hospital room opened, Tripp didn’t bother to glance up from the text he was trying to send one-handed. He fumbled the phone and swore then tossed it down on the bed. “Damn it. This sucks. I feel like a freaking invalid.”

“Problem?”

His chin came up as his gaze shot toward the doorway. Not Jake, who’d left to get something to eat and promised to come back later to drive him home. Hannah Ryder. His little sister’s old college roommate. Once in a while, when he was actually home and not to the far corners of the world, he caught sight of Hannah around town, but they’d never been anything but casual acquaintances at best. From the way her golden eyes narrowed on him, Tripp got the feeling she could take him or leave him…and would prefer the latter.

“I guess I wasn’t imagining you were on the hill this morning when they hauled me out of the avalanche.”

“No, you weren’t.” She advanced into the room and stopped a yard short of his bed. Hands tucked into the pockets of her down jacket, she regarded him steadily. “How’re you feeling?”

Strong was the word that sprang to mind as he studied Hannah. Those golden eyes reflected intelligence in their depths along with a mental toughness. Model tall but without scrawny angles, this woman looked capable of taking down any man stupid enough to mess with her without permission. Not that he’d ever try.

Tripp let out a breath. “Uh, I’m feeling okay. A little loopy from the pain meds. I imagine my shoulder will hurt like hell when they wear off.”

“Probably, but they’ll give you more drugs to manage any discomfort. I ran into a friend on the nursing staff out in the hall and got the basic facts. No fractures. That’s great.”

He scowled. “The dislocated shoulder is bad enough.”

“And only a mild concussion. You were extremely lucky. You could easily have been killed.”

He rolled his eyes. “Aren’t you Miss Glass Half-full. Lucky would have been not getting caught in the avalanche. Really lucky would have been finishing my run before the cornice broke free.”

Her golden cat eyes darkened to the color of her tawny-brown hair as she tucked a stray lock behind one ear. “I’ll report back to Eden that you’re not going to drop dead anytime soon…unless one of the nurses gets fed up with your bad mood and kills you.”

About the Author

Write what you know. Jannine Gallant has taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. She grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe with her husband and two daughters. When she isn’t busy writing or being a full time mom, Jannine hikes or snowshoes in the woods around her home. Whether she’s writing contemporary, historical or romantic suspense, Jannine brings the beauty of nature to her stories.

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A Giveaway

Jannine will be giving away a digital copy of the featured book via Rafflecopter.

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Follow the Tour

This is a four week tour. Feel free to visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to win.

February 27: Romance Novel Giveaways
February 28: T’s Stuff
March 1: Welcome to My World of Dreams
March 2: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
March 3: Hearts and Scribbles
March 3: Christine Young
March 6: BooksChatter
March 7: Fabulous and Brunette
March 8: Deal Sharing Aunt
March 9: Kathleen’s Place to Reflect
March 10: Books, Dreams,Life
March 13: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
March 14: Wendi Zwaduk ~ Romance To Make Your Heart Race
March 15: Queen of All She Reads
March 16: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
March 17: Straight From the Library
March 20: The Avid Reader
March 20: Punya Reviews…
March 21: This and That Book Blog
March 22: Long and Short Reviews
March 23: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
March 24Romance Author Hear Me Roar
March 24The Romantic Fanatic – review

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It’s been a pleasure hosting Jannine today. Please come back again soon for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

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SECOND CHANCE MARQUESS by Jessica Jefferson

GENRE: Historical/Regency Romance

SERIES: Second Chance (Book 1)

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When Wilhemina Turner’s younger sister runs off with a young Lothario, she has no choice but to turn to the notorious rake who broke his promise and her heart, for assistance. George Bartlett, the Marquess of Chesterton, hasn’t forgotten the woman who hurt him so many years ago, but can’t deny her request, knowing that his brother’s reputation, and fortune, is at risk.

A series of misfortunes leave the straight-laced widow and committed bachelor stranded, sharing both close quarters and old secrets. But when morning comes, will this unlikely pair find a second chance at love?

“Are you accusing Kitty of going after your brother for his money?”

“She wouldn’t be the first.”

Willie set her jaw firmly, just as she always had when she was angry. “A decade later and you’re still following your father’s example. You still think the worst of women, don’t you?”

“I’m simply waiting to be proven wrong.”

“You were,” she said quietly, almost too low for him to hear.

“Once, Willie, and even that’s debatable. Every woman after you has fulfilled my lowest expectations.”

She looked away, a pale blush spread across the creamy pale skin of her chest. “Mrs. Turner,” she reminded him, facing him once again. “Kitty’s not like that. She doesn’t need his money.”

“Both your parents are gone and last time I knew, you hadn’t a penny to your name. How can she not need my brother’s money?”

“Because I make sure she’s taken care of. I’d do anything for that girl, no matter how silly or naïve she is. She’s still mine to take care of.” She jutted her chin proudly, just as she always had. George had to remind himself that this was no longer the stubborn, hopeful young woman he once knew, but a strong, experienced widow standing before him.

“Mr. Turner left you comfortable then?”

“My finances are none of your concern. We are doing quite well considering our circumstance.”

He found that hard to believe. “Beg your pardon, Mrs. Turner, but a vicar and a viscount are two very different things. Now, if you don’t mind, I’ll need to get on the road soon. I heard mention that there might be a great deal of rain coming, possibly snow, and I doubt the weather will hold off much longer.” He turned his back to her and continued gathering the necessary items from around the study.

“I can’t allow you to go by yourself,” Wilhelmina protested, ignoring his less than subtle hint that their discussion had ended. “There’s no way I could possibly trust you to address this situation fairly after the unwarranted judgement you’ve already made regarding Kitty’s character.”

“It’s only unwarranted if it’s not true and that remains to be seen, now doesn’t it?”

“I won’t let you do it, George.”

The use of his given name stopped him cold. He took a deep breath, then turned to her, arms folded across his chest. “What exactly do you propose I do then, Mrs. Turner?”

“Take me with you.”

Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, two young daughters, French bulldog Lulu, and English bulldog Pete.  When she’s not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch “Real Housewives of [insert city here]” and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property.

Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist where she invites her readers to fall in love with romance again.

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Jessica will be awarding a $25 and a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This is a one day Book Blast tour. You’re welcome to go to as many of the following stops as you’d like for even more chances to win.

1: Aly’s Miscellany
2: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
3: Books,Dreams,Life
4: Dawn’s Reading Nook
5: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
6: EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
7: Fabulous and Brunette
8: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
9: Independent Authors
10: It’s Raining Books
11: Kathleen’s Place to Reflect
12: Lampshade Reader
13: Liz Gavin’s Blog
14: Long and Short Reviews
15: Loving Happily Ever After
16: Mixed Book Bag
17: Nana Prah’s Blog
18: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
19: Punya Reviews…
20: Readeropolis 
21: Reviews by Crystal
22: Romance Author Hear Me Roar 
23: Romance Novel Giveaways
24: Sharing Stories
25: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
26: Straight From the Library
27: Taking Tea with Ms. Stuart
28: The Avid Reader
29: The Book Connection
30: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
31: Two Ends of the Pen
32: Two Heartbeats
33: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog review
34: Wake Up Your Wild Side
35: Welcome to My World of Dreams
36: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
37: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
38: Charline’s Blog and More…
39: Celtic Dragon Book Reviews REVIEW
40: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
41: Deal Sharing Aunt

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It’s been a pleasure hosting Jessica for today’s tour. Please come back again for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

Posted in Historical Romance, Regency Romance | 1 Comment

DEEP BLUE by Kathleen Duhamel

GENRE:   Contemporary Romance

FORMAT: Audio Book

SERIES: The Deep Blue Trilogy (Book 1)

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About the Book

“Barely-not-starving” Denver artist and cancer survivor Claire Martin has almost given up finding an older man with a youthful spirit when she meets charismatic New York soul singer Robert Silver of the legendary band Deep Blue. She soon learns that hero worship can be dangerous, especially when the object of her desire comes with a disturbing past.

Robert is smart and sexy with a self-deprecating sense of humor, but he’s also a man who has suffered from panic attacks, drug abuse, a well-publicized stint in rehab and the death of his wife, screenwriter Elaine Jordan. When his demons resurface on tour, jeopardizing his voice and the band’s future, Claire must decide if she’s willing to take the biggest risk of her life—betting her future on a troubled man.

Listen to an Excerpt

Audio sample available from Soundcloud

About the Author

Kathleen Duhamel is the author of Deep Blue and Deeper. She wrote and illustrated her first short story at the age of eight, and has been a writer for most of her life.. Her love of the written word continued throughout her varied career as a newspaper journalist and editor, public relations executive, freelance travel writer and owner/operator of two small businesses. A native of Texas, she spent most of her adult life in Colorado before relocating to Virginia in 2014, where she lives with her husband, a standard poodle and geriatric cat. She is a lifelong devotee of rock and soul music, contemporary art and pop culture.

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The Giveaway

Kathleen Duhamel will be awarding a $30 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is a two-week tour. Please feel free to go back to previous sites for even more chances to win.

March 13: Rogue’s Angels
March 13: Long and Short Reviews
March 14: Unabridged Andra
March 15: Edgar’s Books
March 16: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
March 17: The Avid Reader
March 20: Fabulous and Brunette
March 20: A Writer’s Life
March 21: Romance Novel Giveaways
March 21: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
March 22Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
March 22T’s Stuff — review
March 23Book Lover Promo
March 24The Reading Addict
March 27Beyond Romance
March 28Mixed Book Bag
March 29Liz’s Reading Life
March 29EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
March 30BooksChatter
March 31Romance Author Hear Me Roar

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It’s been a pleasure hosting Kathleen today. Please come back again all this week for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

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A HUMAN ELEMENT by Donna Galanti

GENRE: Paranormal Suspense

SERIES: The Element Trilogy (Book 1)

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On sale for 99¢ through Amazon all this week!

About the Book

Evil comes in many forms

One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next. Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite in her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a madman, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together. But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben’s emotional relationship and Laura’s pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his, and she has two choices—redeem him or kill him.

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Felix ran from the cabin toward the trail down. “Come on!”

Ben followed close behind, panic hitting him. Why did Laura leave? They were here to help defend her. Damn her! He never should have left her alone.

“Felix, why didn’t you see this happening?”

“I did.”

Ben grabbed the back of Felix’s coat and lunged at him. Felix turned on one heel and swung his arm out, holding Ben off like a child.

Ben struggled to break free. “What the hell is wrong with you? Why didn’t you stop her? She’s gonna die. I need to protect her.”

“This is the only way, Ben. Trust me.”

“She’s the one person I’ve cared about in a long, long time. Please, don’t let her die.”

Felix released him. “I don’t intend to. Now come on.”

Felix turned away and ran fast down the trail. His massive body moved nimble over the rugged ground. He looked like a giant, dark beast lunging toward its prey. Ben could only run after him. There was nothing else he could do.

They hadn’t run far when a deafening blast pushed them to the ground. The cabin exploded behind them in flames. Fire devoured old wood and metal, dancing upward toward the sky. The heat grabbed at them with fiery intensity. Ben could feel it burning his face and hands.

“Laura,” he whispered, stunned by the violence aimed at them. Their enemy was real. And he was here. Felix and Ben turned and both ran faster down the mountain, lunging down the trail, grabbing branches to push themselves along.

Felix had to be right. Please, let Felix be right.

About the Author

Donna Galanti is the author of the paranormal suspense Element Trilogy (Imajinn Books)  and the children’s fantasy adventure Joshua and The Lightning Road series (Month9Books ). Donna is a contributing editor for International Thriller Writers The Big Thrill magazine and blogs with other middle grade authors at Project Middle Grade Mayhem.

She’s lived from England as a child, to Hawaii as a U.S. Navy photographer. Donna enjoys teaching at conferences on the writing craft and marketing and also presenting as a guest author at elementary and middle schools.

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The Giveaway

Donna will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This is a one-day Book Blast tour. Feel free to visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to win.

Casey M’s Corner                                                    Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
Brooke Blogs                                                            Natural Bri
With Love For Books                                              Author Deborah A Bailey
Blog of author Jacey Holbrand                             BooksChatter
Edgar’s Books                                                           fundinmental
Hope. Dreams. Life… Love                                    Mixed Book Bag
Sharing Links and Wisdom                                   T’s Stuff
The Avid Reader                                                      Wake Up Your Wild Side
Fabulous and Brunette                                          Booklover Sue
Books,Dreams,Life                                                  Cafinated Reads
CBY Book Club                                                        Celticlady’s Reviews
Rogue’s Angels                                                         It’s Raining Books
EatPrayVote                                                             EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
Independent Authors                                             Kit ‘N Kabookle
Linda Nightingale…Wordsmith                           Lynn Crandall
Nickie’s Views and Interviews                              Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
Queen of All She Reads                                          Long and Short Reviews
Readsalot                                                                  Reviews by Crystal
Sharing Stories                                                        Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
The Kronicles of Korthlundia                               Two Ends of the Pen
Two Heartbeats                                                       Unabridged Andra
Where Landsquid Fear to Tread                          FUONLYKNEW
Straight from the Library                                      WendiZwaduk
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews                   I Love Books
Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart            Bunny’s Review
Books That Hook                                                    The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
Deal Sharing Aunt                                                  Readeropolis
Deep In The Crease                                                 LibriAmoriMiei

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Donna for this stop on her whirlwind tour. Please come back again tomorrow for two more new tours, guest authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

 

Posted in Paranormal/Fantasy, Suspense | 3 Comments

Spring Has Arrived !!!

It’s official … as of 6 a.m. this morning … we have a new season.

I don’t know about you, but I’m so tired of winter I could scream! Spring, preferably late spring, is my favorite time of year. I celebrate the last patches of melting snow the way some people celebrate their birthday, or the Fourth of July. I look forward to being able to sit on my condo balcony, a lightweight blanket around my shoulders and a steamy cup of coffee cradled in my grasp.

Spring also brings a renewed sense of excitement for upcoming projects. My current work-in-progress is titled Waking Up in Oz. A quirky retelling of the classic movie, it’s contracted for The Wild Rose Press’ new historical “stranded” line. I can’t wait to share more information about this book.

I hope everyone is as excited for spring and summer as I am. Now if I can only ignore the warm sunlight coming through my office window and stay focused at my desk!

Until next month, stay happy, stay healthy, stay well read.

Nancy

 

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Luck o’the Irish…Flash Giveaway!

I’m so looking forward to corn beef and cabbage for dinner! You’d think I’d make it more often than once a year since I enjoy it so much. But I don’t. There’s something to be said for a “tradition” and that tradition is … cooking corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day.

May you always have… 
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire.

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What would St. Patrick’s Day be without a nod to the Irish mob?

Decorated war hero Reece Michaels agrees to go undercover in order to bring down the Irish Mob. In return, the civilian life he’s coveted for the past six years will be returned to him.

Hired by mob boss Sean O’Malley to protect his youngest son, Reece soon discovers the young man needs more protection from his own family than its enemies.

What Reece doesn’t count on is his instant attraction to the police chief’s beautiful and willing daughter. Abby Mackenzie is the younger sister of a woman with whom Reece once had a torrid affair. He’s determined to not give in to Abby’s come-hither ways. After all, one Mackenzie woman was more than enough.

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Flash Giveaway

I’m giving away two $5 Amazon gift cards and two copies of Do You Want Me (digital or audio — winner’s choice). You’ll receive one entry for each of the following:

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I’ll hold the draw on Sunday and notify each winner either by FB messenger, Tweet, or email. Winners names will also be added to this post.

I’ll be back again next week with posts of my own as well as guests, tours, and book reviews! In the meantime, have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Nancy

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LEGACY OF LUCK by Christy Nicholas

GENRE:  Historical Fantasy

SERIESDruid’s Broach – Book 3

On sale for 99¢ through Amazon | B&N

About the Book

Irish Traveler Éamonn loves gambling, women, and drinking, not necessarily in that order. But he’s entangled in a true mess when he falls for fiery redhead, Katie.

When she’s married to a Scottish Traveler, Éamonn travels to Scotland to find her, with the help of Katie’s sister and cousin, and the magical brooch gifted by his father.

Their quest takes them across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Skye, encountering war, betrayal, death. In the end, Éamonn must make his own luck.

Read an Excerpt

Dusk had fallen in an intense indigo, a blanket which snugged in the folks at the fair, keeping them safe and sound against the outside world.

Katie spied the groups by the fires and noise. There were several groups around fires, but a large group of players and dancers played near the race track. She made for the light.

She loved music, especially singing. She didn’t do a lot at home, as Deirdre inevitably mocked her, and her father had little use for it. But song took her away on wings of freedom, at least for a while. She also had a duty to the sweet, blushing Ciaran. A kiss should be adequate payment for his kindness. It might even be enjoyable. She smiled.

It hadn’t rained, so the dust rose with all the stomping of the day and night. The firelight made it glow like the pits of hell. Perhaps she would end up in hell for her machinations, but she didn’t care how wicked she felt. She needed to have fun.

Katie spied the dark curls of her quarry, sitting with the blond man—Éamonn?—and a bulky man. An older man, possibly a father, sat beyond them. Unfortunately, Deirdre already sat with them.

With a sigh, she walked up to the group. “Ciaran, how lovely to see you again.” She smiled down at him, but he sprang up and offered his seat to her. Deirdre scowled.

My Review

Author Christy Nicholas knows her Irish/Scottish/Druid history. So much so, a good portion of what I expected to be a romantic adventure was lost beneath historical facts. That’s not to say this wasn’t an entertaining read. It’s just not the romance I was expecting after reading the book’s blurb.

The book stands well alone, even though it is part of a series. I did struggle a bit, as well, with the sometimes cumbersome speech. However, if you love a good Celtic story line and prefer the history over the romance, this could be a very enjoyable choice for you.

About the Author

My name is Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon. I do many things, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing and photography. In real life I’m a CPA, but having grown up with art and around me (my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected me, as it were.  I love to draw and to create things. It’s more of an obsession than a hobby. I like looking up into the sky and seeing a beautiful sunset, or a fragrant blossom, a dramatic seaside. I then wish to take a picture or create a piece of jewelry to share this serenity, this joy, this beauty with others.  Sometimes this sharing requires explanation – and thus I write.  Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. I do local art and craft shows, as well as sending my art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad.

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The Giveaway

Christy Nicholas will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC or a copy of Legacy of Hunger, book 1 in the series to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is the last week of a four-week review tour. Please feel free to visit the previous stops for additional chances to enter the drawing.

February 23: Long and Short Reviews
March 2: Straight From the Library
March 9: Lorana Hoopes
March 9: Laura’s Interests
March 16: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
March 16: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Christy for this final stop on her tour. Please come back again on Friday for a bit of Irish humor. Next week, I’ll feature more great authors, books and giveaways!

Nancy

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THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE by Mark Hosack

GENRE: Thriller

The E-Book is on sale for 99¢ during the tour from Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

Also available in audio format from Audible | iTunes

About the Book

“The Good Spy Dies Twice,” the cryptic final words from a condemned death row inmate draw Jake Boxer, the one-time king of cable news, out of retirement, setting him on a collision course with a deadly global conspiracy involving his secretive wife, a depraved New World Order, and the “guests” at a posh Alaskan ski resort. Everyone is a suspect.

Part spy thriller, part whodunit, “The Good Spy Dies Twice” is the first book in Mark Hosack’s explosive new thriller series, Bullseye. Called “an undeniably spry and rousing espionage tale” by Kirkus Reviews.

Read an Excerpt

Panting (he was an audio guy, not an athlete), Brody reached the fence. He put a hand on it and felt his arm spasm uncontrollably in one long, sustained, hot pulse.

The same type of electric shock that had knocked him off the second fence was once again rushing through his fingers and into his arm. He crumpled to the ground with a new, yet familiar, scream on his lips. Luckily, he fell backward, and the weight of his body jerked his hand away from the fence, breaking the electrical current.

Lying in the snow, his arm shook violently for several seconds, and Jesus, his heart—it was skipping beats like a rock skimming a lake. He looked back at the fence. It was just fifteen feet high, and slouching in parts where the support poles were bent, or in some cases missing. It was old, a relic of a bygone era. Totally unassuming.

Or so he’d thought.

Somehow, there was now electricity coursing through it, electricity that hadn’t been there when he’d first scaled it, just minutes earlier.

Someone had turned on the juice, and that meant someone was watching him.

When he first parked his car, he’d counted two fences from the road.

Two fences between him and the rumored Soviet installation.

No problem, he’d thought. The fences were falling apart—he could easily climb them. But now here he was, stuck in between them. Like a rat in a cage.

With his stomach in his throat, Brody cradled the audio recorder.

Okay, so he’d recorded a sound that just might change the world, but as several headlights appeared in the road just beyond the now-electrified fence, as dark silhouettes of bulky Russian men poured out of the cars and hurried through the snow toward him, he found himself asking a much more personal question:

Was it also a sound worth dying for?

About the Author

Mark Hosack is the author of THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE (Book 1: The Bullseye Series), and IDENTITY (Simon & Schuster). He also wrote on the web series SEQUESTERED for Sony Crackle, the screenplay for GIVE ‘EM HELL, MALONE (Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames), and he both wrote and directed the award winning independent film PALE BLUE MOON. Mark lives in Los Angeles with his wife and a brood of gremlins that insist on calling him Dad.

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The Giveaway

Mark will be awarding a $30 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is a one-day Book Blast tour. Visit as many of the following stops as you’d like for additional chances to win!

1: Long and Short Reviews                                     2: Two Ends of the Pen
3: Natural Bri                                                            4: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
5: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart                       6: Book Love
7: Laura’s Interests                                                  8: Book Lover Promo
9: Rogue’s Angels                                                    10: Two Heartbeats
11: Reviews by Crystal                                            12: Wake Up Your Wild Side
13: Edgar’s Books                                                    14: MIxed Book Bag
15: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love                             16: books are love
17: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart      18: A Writer’s Life
19: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’           20: Booklover Sue
21: Casey M’s Corner                                             22: Books Direct
23: Books,Dreams,Life                                          24: Deal Sharing Aunt
25: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff                                    26: Fabulous and Brunette
27: Harlie’s Books                                                  28: It’s Raining Books
29: Readsalot                                                           30: Straight From the Library
31: The Avid Reader                                               32: Welcome to My World of Dreams
33: Readeropolis                                                     34: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
35: BooksChatter                                                    36: T’s Stuff

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Mark for this one-day whirlwind tour. Please come back again on Thursday for another author, another book and more chances to win great prizes!

Nancy

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COLLARED BY THE COWBOY by Susan Arden

GENRE: Erotic Romance (Western)

On sale for 99¢ during the tour at Amazon

Bound and determined to break free of a small town, Mia isn’t about to let a little thing like a bondage club or a cocky cowboy stand in her way. Not when it means unearthing the truth. Undercover, she enters an elite world defined by sex, subs, and power. What can happen? It’s just for a night…

Out of necessity, Brandon guards his privacy. Tall, dark, and frowning–he gives Mia a run for her money when she almost blows her cover. He’s one hot piece with a very dominating streak. Think hair pulling, panty-dropping! He’s gorgeous, built, and makes her want things. Dirty, dark, and not part of Mia’s plan.

Brandon is down for the chase, and catches the dark-eyed beauty in a lie. The little researcher needs to be taught a lesson. Pretty with curves galore, yet it’s her smart-mouth that forces his hand. If Mia wants to learn about his club, he’ll teach her every dirty detail of what it means to surrender. To him.

Their raw chemistry is undeniable. Mia is more than a tantalizing and temporary diversion. She becomes the woman he can’t let go.

As Brandon and Mia explore falling in love, they reveal their darkest secrets. From the shadows, a stalker with a taste for revenge is just waiting for an opportunity to strike.

No Games

“What is this place?” Mia asked. “One of the private rooms?”

“You might say that.” Brandon turned the pad to her. “There. That should cover it.”

Grabbing hold of the pad, she knitted her brows as she read. Agreement Contract. Rule #1: What Brandon McLemore deems appropriate stands and Mia Santero will follow. There were two signature lines below it. She snapped her gaze to Brandon’s and practically screeched, “Wait. Are you nuts?”

“Not in the least,” he drawled, gifting her with customary penetrating stare. “That rule covers everything that will go on between us.”

Mia felt the blood thud in her temples. Unable to hold her tongue, she scoffed, “That rule isn’t a rule. It’s a diktat! How am I supposed to abide by a command that gives you complete freedom and authority to do as you see fit? You’ll have all the power. Over me.”

“Little researcher, you asked if I’m good,” Brandon began, incrementally closing the distance between them. The power he exuded stole the thoughts right from her brain. His gaze dipped to her mouth, then rebounded to her eyes. “Darlin’, I’m not good. I’m a machine. I like it rough, raw, and I don’t hold back. I’ll make it my job to know what you want, but more importantly, what you need. There’s a huge difference, and that’s what distinguishes who commands and who pretends. I don’t pretend.”

“But…” She swallowed, believing every word he’d said. “You’d have to pretend with me.”

He reached out and cupped her chin in his warm hand. “No, I won’t. That’s not what you need for this project or otherwise.”

“Then what will you do?” Her body hummed from the heat in his eyes. “I need to be certain I know what to expect.”

“That’s fair,” he murmured. “We can both get what we want. You want privacy and so do I. Out there. But when we’re alone, there won’t be any games between us.”

Susan’s sweet-n-sexy stories ignite a reader’s imagination. Her style of red-hot romance stars dirty talkin’ alpha heroes and feisty quirky women. Over several series, she crafts heartwarming fiction, filled with realistic details, and developed multicultural characters that are relatable to readers worldwide. So much, her books are international bestsellers.

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Susan is married to an incredible man who puts up with a fly-by-the-seat zany wife. And why not? They write in partnership and live near Nashville. Besides writing, they’re involved in environmental engineering, have three daughters, and lots of pets. Giving back to the community is a big part of their writing and publishing, and includes funding a student robotics program, giving to We Need Diverse Books, and supporting Semper Fi to assist Marines.

These bestselling sexy cowboy romances, the Bad Boys series will continue to grow with more releases. To stay abreast of Bad Boys’ steamy romance happenings, stay in touch via Susan’s RED-HOT ROMANCE newsletter. Sign up for freebies, releases, and sexy cowboy news!

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Susan will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the one-day tour by visiting any or all of these stops!

1: Fabulous and Brunette
2: Long and Short Reviews
3: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
4: Sharing Stories
5: Books,Dreams,Life
6: Harlie Williams, Writer
7: Kathleen’s Place to Reflect
8: Wake Up Your Wild Side
9: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
10: Romance Authors That Rock REVIEW
11: The Romantic Fanatic REVIEW
12: Liz’s Reading Life
13: BooksChatter
14: The Avid Reader
15: Blog of author Jacey Holbrand
16: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
17: Casey M’s Corner
18: Becky Flade Author
19: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
20: Reviews by Crystal
21: Liz Gavin’s Blog REVIEW
22: EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
23: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
24: T’s Stuff
25: Romance Novel Giveaways
26: Romance Author Hear Me Roar 
27: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
28: Natural Bri
29: Sharing Links and Wisdom

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Susan for this one-day book blast! Please come back again soon for more books, authors and giveaways!

Nancy

Posted in Erotic Romance, Western Romance | 1 Comment