TOO MANY WOMEN IN THE ROOM by Joanne Guidoccio

Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome fellow Canadian author Joanne Guidoccio. Today we’re celebrating the release of her latest book, Too Many Women in the Room, a Gilda Greco mystery from The Wild Rose Press.

In addition to the publisher’s link above, you can find Too Many Women in the Room in the following places: Amazon US | Amazon CA | B&N | Chapters/Indigo | Kobo

About the Book

When Gilda Greco invites her closest friends to a VIP dinner, she plans to share David Korba’s signature dishes and launch their joint venture— Xenia, an innovative Greek restaurant near Sudbury, Ontario. Unknown to Gilda, David has also invited Michael Taylor, a lecherous photographer who has throughout the past three decades managed to annoy all the women in the room. One woman follows Michael to a deserted field for his midnight run and stabs him in the jugular.

Gilda’s life is awash with complications as she wrestles with a certain detective’s commitment issues and growing doubts about her risky investment in Xenia. Frustrated, Gilda launches her own investigation and uncovers decades-old secrets and resentments that have festered until they explode into untimely death. Can Gilda outwit a killer bent on killing again?

Read an Excerpt

“I’m a nobody here,” David said, glancing down at his plate. “And with my credit rating, none of the banks would endorse a loan. I’m screwed.”

“What if I backed you?” I couldn’t believe I was speaking so casually, all the while my heart beat at an alarming rate.

David rubbed a hand over his chin and flashed a grin at me. “Gilda, darling, you’re sweet to offer, but I don’t think you know what’s involved here.”

Susan nodded in agreement.

Were they playing me, I wondered. Since winning nineteen million dollars in Lotto649, I had encountered many sharks who hoped to prey on my easy-going nature. A quick Google search would have revealed my three-year-old lottery win. Old news, but still there on the second and third pages.

“Would one hundred thousand dollars be enough?” I asked. “In case you don’t know, I won a major lottery several years ago.” Since winning, I had received many proposals from across the province and had backed three local ventures. In each case, I had chosen to remain a silent partner.

David’s right hand trembled as he poured himself another glass of wine. Susan’s mouth dropped open, and she gave a little gasp.

“I take it that’s a yes,” I said.

More mild protests followed, and another bottle of wine disappeared. We were all a bit tipsy when we shook on the agreement. And so Xenia was born.

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My Review

What’s not to love? Spicy Italian food and an even spicier mystery. The book is peppered with both intrigue and recipes!

When lottery winner turned sleuth, Gilda Greco decides to invest in a restaurant as a silent partner, the last thing she expects is for a murder to spoil her friends and family opening night.

Yet, the victim…a photographer who’s bedded nearly every woman in the room…probably deserved a bit of comeuppance, but not necessarily death.

This mega-talented author has penned another wonderful mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. While this book is a mystery-lover’s delight on it’s own, I highly recommend you begin with the first Gilda Greco mystery, A Season for Killing Blondes, to get a handle on the recurring characters.

About the Author

In 2008, Joanne Guidoccio retired from a 31-year career and launched a second act that tapped into her creative side and utilized her well-honed organizational skills. Slowly, a writing practice emerged. Her articles and book reviews were published in newspapers, magazines, and online. When she tried her hand at fiction, she made reinvention a recurring theme in her novels and short stories. A member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America, Joanne writes cozy mysteries, paranormal romance, and inspirational literature from her home base of Guelph, Ontario.

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Joanne today and I look forward to her return with another great mystery in the near future!

Please come back next week for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

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JERSEY DINER by Lisa Diane Kastner

GENRE:   Commercial Romance

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Jersey Diner is on sale for 99¢ during the tour

Author Interview

Q1: If you could become any one of your book’s characters, who would it be and why?

Hmm… I would be a cross between Morgan Cruise from the upcoming novella, MORGAN CRUISE TAKES FLIGHT and Craig’s List Nikki from the same novella series.  So, Morgan Cruise, a former teen and twenties star decides she needs to change her life so she goes to a plastic surgeon for a little pick me up. Instead he suggests she gets functioning wings. She decides to go for it. I love Morgan’s ballsiness and sarcasm. I think she’s smart, funny, and willing to take risks that others wouldn’t even consider.  I love Nikki because she takes a bad situation (she comes from new California money and her parents cut her off and allow her to rent a small cottage in a less than desirable area. They then challenge her to make her own way and if she does then they will “consider” giving her inheritance back and Nikki basically says F-U, I’m not going to play your game, I’m going to make my own rules.

Q2: What was your biggest challenge in writing your current release?

That’s an interesting question. I had to find a balance between the darkness in the book and light through humor.  That took several revisions. It was too easy to go heavy on one versus the other and either turn off a reader because it’s so dark that you don’t want to read anymore or go so light that it seems like the narrator is mocking the characters.

Q3: If you were stranded on a desert island with ANY book boyfriend (not just one of your own creation), who would you choose and why?

Ohh… A book boyfriend? OK, this is going to sound weird but my book boyfriend favorite is Sirius Black from Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban. I love Sirius’s dark intensity. His intensity reminds me of my husband (I guess that explains a lot). I’d love to talk to him and hang out with him and get to know him. He’d be more than physically stimulating, he’d also be intellectually stimulating as well. If he was only physically stimulating then I’d get bored really fast.

Q4: When did you know you were destined to be a writer?

Others knew before me. My stepmother, Violet Smith sent me a white journal with gold leafing and encouraged me to write. My father taught me out how to write AP (Associated Press) and the reverse pyramid, before I hit my teens. I hid in my bedroom and wrote comic books and musings. I could be found at any time with my nose in a book or losing myself in television shows. I escaped into worlds that I created or that someone else created. I guess it was inevitable that I should be a writer. Now, if you talked to me when I was a kid, I would have told you that I was destined to be a rock star even though I was terrified of singing solo in public (still am).

 

About the Book

Lauren has a dead end job as a waitress at the Oaklyn Diner. She becomes ecstatic when the diner is chosen to be the focal point of an upcoming movie, *Jersey Diner,* starring Jonathan Pearce. When filming ends she moves to California to start a new life with him. Lauren quickly discovers that all that she thought was real and true are in question.

Read an Excerpt

“I navigated the newly mopped floor to the front door.

“I’ll be right there,” I yelled. Who wanted something to eat at ten at night? The closer I got, the clearer I saw the figure. His faded brown corduroy jacket looked like it had been worn a thousand times. Patches of leather covered the elbows and pockets. Their softness hung on the wearer’s skin. The jacket was accompanied by black pants and black leather shoes, the kind of shoes that a formal man wears when he tries to look casual. He knocked one more time when he saw me. Weird. He wore sunglasses.

“I’m almost there.” I wiped my eyes with the backs of my hands. I tried to avoid getting cleaning fluid in them. I wondered if I’d be allowed to stay on set while the movie filmed. Mr. Smarthey didn’t say we had to leave and he didn’t say we could stay. I had started to question if I’d meet Jonathan. As I unlocked the deadbolt I looked up. “I’m sorry, we’re closed.”

“I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself.” He moved his hand into the door’s opening. I followed the length of him, which led me to his eyes hidden behind the dark frames. “I’m Jonathan Pearce.”

For whatever reason, what he said didn’t immediately register. Maybe I watched his mouth too closely or the scent from the cleaning fluid made me too lightheaded or maybe I was tired from the day, but I repeated those words in my head before they finally registered. I’m Jonathan Pearce. I’m Jonathan, Pearce. I’m. Jonathan. Pearce. And then it hit. I couldn’t imagine what I looked like to him. Other than the fact that I was covered in cleanser and stank of garbage and artificial lemons. I wasn’t sure if I should hide, hug him, scream in delight, or run far, far away. I couldn’t seem to find the right place for my hands or my eyes. Suddenly everything felt awkward and out of place.

In the movies his face was illuminated. In person, he glowed. I traced each line of his face and verified that this wasn’t another dream. The thickness of his black lashes, the slope of his nose. One dimple accentuated when he smiled. The angle of his jaw that brought me to the length of his neck. I wanted to reach out and touch him, just like before. This time if I did, this would be real. I’d know the softness of his coat, the strength of him against the fabric. The feel of his skin, smooth and firm. My mouth opened and then closed. I wanted to tell him that he’d found me. All of this in seconds. Only the sounds of passing cars entered through the doorway.

“I hear I’m gonna spend a bit of time here. I wanted to take a moment to meet everyone.” I moved out of Jonathan’s way so he could come in. He offered his hand and held mine like a true gentleman. I felt lightheaded and grabbed his hand tighter so not to fall. Then I realized I had stopped breathing and deeply inhaled. “Hi,” he said.

What was I supposed to say? I simply said “hi,” in a voice I didn’t recognize. One that was squeaky and small.

Mrs. P looked up. “Who is it, Lauren?” She wrote line after line on her pad. “If he needs to make a call then we have a phone. No coffee. No food, but we have a phone and ice water if he wants.” When she turned to see him, she narrowed her eyes, “You look like—”

He winked at me and then headed to her. He moved the same way he did in television shows and movies, like his shoes never touched the floor. He removed his glasses as he approached her. The skin at the tips of his eyes wrinkled when he smiled.”

About the Author

Lisa is a former correspondent for the Philadelphia Theatre Review and Features Editor for the Picolata Review, her short stories have appeared in magazines and journals such as StraightJackets Magazine and HESA Inprint. In 2007 Kastner was featured in the Fresh Lines @ Fresh Nine, a public reading hosted by Gross McCleaf Art Gallery.

She founded Running Wild Writers and is the former president of Pennwriters, Inc. (www.pennwriters.com). She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University, her MBA from Pennsylvania State and her BS from Drexel University (She’s definitely full of it). Her novel THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS was shortlisted in the fiction category of the William Faulkner Words and Wisdom Award and her memoir BREATHE was a semi-finalist in the nonfiction category of the same award.

Lisa presented at a TEDx in Seattle on The Power of Connecting. And presented at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) on the “You Sent Us What?” panel.

Born and raised in Camden, New Jersey The Redness migrated to Philadelphia in her twenties and eventually transported to Los Angeles, California with her partner-in-crime and ever-talented husband. They nurture two felonious felines who anxiously encourage and engage in little sparks of anarchy.

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A Giveaway

Lisa Diane Kastner will be awarding a $50, a $25 and a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winners (three winners) via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This a four-week tour. You are welcome to visit all the stops for more chances to win!

May 1: Christine Young
May 2: Fabulous and Brunette
May 3: Romance Author Hear Me Roar
May 4: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
May 5: Hearts and Scribbles – promo
May 5: BooksChatter
May 8: Sharing Links and Wisdom
May 9: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
May 10: Author B. L. Blair
May 11: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
May 12: Books, Dreams,Life
May 15: Laura’s Interests – review only
May 16: Booklove – review only
May 17: Independent Authors
May 18: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
May 19: The Avid Reader
May 22: It’s All About the Romance
May 23: Straight From the Library
May 24: Long and Short Reviews
May 25Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
May 26Harlie’s Books

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It’s been my pleasure hosting this leg of Lisa Diane Kastner’s tour. Please come back again for more authors, books and giveaways!

Nancy

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EVERGREEN by Emily Mims

GENRE: Contemporary romance

SERIES: The Smokey Blues (Book 3)

Amazon

Author Interview

Q1: If you could become any one of your book’s characters, who would it be and why?  In this case it wouldn’t be the heroine.  It would be Kylie, the owner of the club and the heroine of the first book in the series.  Why?  Because Kylie plays the dulcimer, the same instrument I do!

Q2: What was your biggest challenge in writing your current release?  Writing the fiddling sequences as I don’t play the fiddle

Q3: If you were stranded on a desert island with ANY book boyfriend (not just one of your own creation), who would you choose and why?  Hmmm.  I’d troll the Seal titles and pick the biggest, baddest hero written.  Presumably he could keep us safe and fed.

Q4: When did you know you were destined to be a writer?  It didn’t come early to me.  I wrote my first book on a dare when I was thirty and didn’t know I was destined until I got the call from Candlelight that they wanted to buy my book.

Q5: If this book is part of a series, how did the series come about? Did you intend a series from the very beginning?  This is the second book in the Smoky Blue series and came about from my love of both Appalachia and the mountain, bluegrass, and dulcimer music of the region.

Speed Round (just to get to know you better):
a. Coffee, tea, or other?    AM, tea.  PM, Pino Grigio
b. Music preference?    Bluegrass, mountain music, folk music or anything I can play on my ukulele
c. Favorite movie?   Close Encounters of the Third Kind
d. Dog, cat, or other?   Dog
e. Favorite author?   Nora Roberts
f. Favorite actor/actress?   Elizabeth Taylor
g. Favorite television show (past or present)?   Star Trek, any Star Trek series will do

About the Book

Thirty-year-old musician Leilani Mahuiki is in Tennessee to find Joe Barstow, the birth father whose bone marrow might save her daughter’s life. She finds Bradley, too, Joe’s adopted son. Against all odds, she and Bradley make wonderful music together, she on the ukulele, he on the banjo. And Bradley is everything else she’s ever wanted in a man.

Bradley wants her, too. But is that enough? He needs a family of his own. Having grown up an outsider, he’s always dreamt of something simple and old-fashioned. No entanglements. No complications. Just mom, dad, and the kids. Not something Leilani can ever offer. She already has the very complications and entanglements that he so desperately wants to avoid, and that are not going away any time soon. And yet, as he and Leilani pull out all the stops to save her daughter’s life, he knows Leilani is the only woman for him. The most beautiful music in the world can sometimes happen when disharmony resolves—and a lonely Tennessee winter can become a tropical paradise.

Read an Excerpt

“I see.” Bradley thought a minute. “It’s a good deal for them and a good deal for Nalani. But is it really all that good a deal for you? What’s this done to your life, Leilani?”

“My child has three parents raising her and I have an incredible support system in George and Kekoa. And they have an incredible support system in me.”

“But what about the possibility of your ever finding love again? What has this cockamamie arrangement done to that?”

Leilani felt herself bristle. “It’s not cockamamie. It’s working well, thank you very much.”

“If it’s working out so damned well, why are you still single? Is it because your boyfriends are put off by the total and complete weirdness of whole thing?”

Leilani looked at Bradley with disdain. “Actually, this is the first time I’ve given a damn what my boyfriend thought of my totally, completely weird life. This is the first time since Bruce died that I’ve really cared about a man.”

“I didn’t realize.”

“You did, too. I told you a while back that I haven’t been serious about anyone since Bruce died. Congratulations. You’re the first one in ten years. The first damn man I’ve cared about since I put Bruce in the ground. You want to know why I didn’t tell you about Kekoa and George? Because even though I tried to warn you that I couldn’t give you the fifties sitcom family of your dreams, I thought way down deep that maybe you could get past that unrealistic dream a little and look at my admittedly unconventional family and visualize yourself a part of it. I thought that maybe, just maybe, you might come to love me enough to loosen the tight parameters you’ve set up in your mind and think outside that box. But that was damned stupid of me, wasn’t it?”

“Yes, it was,” Bradley said with a snap. “You’ve known from the beginning how I feel and what I want in a family. Unrealistic or no, that’s what I’m looking for. As much as I care about you, I’ll never be able to have that with you. You will always have other loyalties, other allegiances. It will never be just me and mine. I understand that now. I just wish you’d told me earlier. Maybe I wouldn’t have fallen for you the way I did. Maybe I wouldn’t hurt so much tonight.”

“Or maybe you wouldn’t hurt so much if your mind was a little broader,” Leilani snapped.

About the Author

Author of thirty romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time.  The mother of two sons and grandmother of six, she and her husband Charles live in central Texas but frequently visit grandchildren in eastern Tennessee and Georgia.  She plays the piano, organ, dulcimer, and ukulele and belongs to two performing bands.  She says, “I love to write romances because I believe in them.  Romance happened to me and it can happen to any woman-if she’ll just let it.”

Emily’s Website | Facebook | Twitter

A Giveaway

Emily Mims will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN 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 visit previous stops for even more chances to win!

May 15: Christine Young
May 15: Long and Short Reviews
May 16: Romance Novel Giveaways
May 17: The Avid Reader
May 18: BooksChatter
May 18: Hearts and Scribbles – promo
May 19: Two Ends of the Pen
May 22: Sharing Links and Wisdom
May 22: Books, Dreams, Life
May 23: Fabulous and Brunette
May 24: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
May 25Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! – review
May 26EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Emily for this stop on her tour. Please come back again tomorrow and next week for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

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BRYNNDE by M Pepper Langlinais

GENRE:   Regency romance

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Author Interview

Q1: If you could become any one of your book’s characters, who would it be and why?

Oh, I don’t know. I’ve never wanted to be a character from any of my books, though I suspect I put a bit of myself into each of them. In the case of Brynnde, I’d maybe want to be Julia. She’s so feisty and fun. Or perhaps I’d rather be Garrick because he’s so witty and at ease and gets to travel.

Q2: What was your biggest challenge in writing your current release?

At one point I realized I had all the forms of address wrong and I had to go back and change them! It was important to me to get it right. I know readers of Regency romances are keen on the details, though back when I used to read them I’m not sure I would have known the difference. Anyway, I do hope I got it correct after all that!

Q3: If you were stranded on a desert island with ANY book boyfriend (not just one of your own creation), who would you choose and why?

Hmm. I think I’d want someone clever so we could get off the island? I’m not sure who that would be though. The unfortunate thing about my taste in book boyfriends is that I like the reticent type—smart but perhaps not clever, and not talkative either. Being stranded with any of them would be kind of awkward and terrible, I think, rather than romantic.

Q4: When did you know you were destined to be a writer?

When someone asked me to write something for her specifically (a short play for a directing workshop). Like, when I realized I was the person others might come to for something like that, I thought, “Oh, I must really be a writer.” And when that play went on to be produced at two different festivals and made into a short film, then I really knew.

As for prose, I still sometimes wonder whether I’m destined for it. But my stories and books have done relatively well and I have yet to hit again with plays or screenplays, so looking at my track record, my prose definitely comes out the winner.

Thing is, I don’t know that writing (of any kind) is a destiny. It can be a job, and it can be a career, but in any case it’s a lot of hard work and willpower. It’s mostly not allowing yourself to be distracted by the dozen other things clamoring for your time and attention.

Q5: If this book is part of a series, how did the series come about? Did you intend a series from the very beginning?

Brynnde isn’t part of a series, though I do intend to write more Regency romances. I’m working on the next one now, in fact.

I have had people suggest I do make Brynnde into a series. They want to know more about the secondary characters. I don’t know yet if I’ll revisit them though.

Speed Round (just to get to know you better):
a. Coffee, tea, or other?    chai (so I guess tea)
b. Music preference?    pop
c. Favorite movie?    Young Sherlock Holmes
d. Dog, cat, or other?   cat
e. Favorite author?   at the moment, Kate Morton
f. Favorite actor/actress?   Tom Hiddleston maybe? I really don’t know.
g. Favorite television show (past or present)?   Broadchurch

About the Book

Brynnde Archambault seems able to find matches for everyone but herself. With the help of the handsome and witty Viscount Burbridge, she manages to get his sisters, her brother, and a family friend paired off. But if she doesn’t find a match for herself soon, she may be stuck with dull Mr. Dallweather. Can she find a suitor–or has the right match been staring her in the face all along?

Read an Excerpt

After supper Brynnde had a break in the stream of dance partners, and she took advantage of it by stepping outside for some air. The spring night was cool and slightly damp; it smelled of grass and dark earth. Brynnde inhaled it deeply and wished once again she could go for a walk, alone and away from the pressing heat of the party.

She was checking her dance card to see if perhaps she had enough time for a short stroll in the garden when Mr. Dallweather appeared. “Miss Archambault,” he said, taking her hand rather abruptly, and Brynnde only just managed to keep from snatching it back. She didn’t want to hurt the poor old gentleman’s feelings after all.

“Is it time for our dance?” she asked, unable now to check her card.

“I’m hoping we have a lifetime of dances ahead of us,” said Mr. Dallweather. “Miss Archambault—”

“There you are!” a voice sounded from behind the columns at the far end of the house. Brynnde turned just in time to see Garrick Sommerford step out of the shadows. “Miss Archambault, I believe this is our dance.”

Bewildered, Brynnde started to say it was not, that he’d asked for the waltz, but Garrick went on, “But you do look fatigued. Let’s get you inside, out of the chill, and put some punch in you, shall we? Dallweather,” he added with a nod at the older man. Mr. Dallweather gave a stiff nod in return.

“That wasn’t very nice of you,” said Brynnde as Garrick ushered her inside. “Stealing Mr. Dallweather’s dance. I thought you wanted the waltz.”

“I did and I do,” said Garrick amiably. “I also wanted to save you both the embarrassment of him declaring himself to you.”

Brynnde gasped audibly. “That’s ridiculous!”

“That he planned to propose? Or that I wanted to stop him?”

My Review

Brynnde could easily be seen as your typical Regency romance … young woman wants nothing to do with the season yet must follow her mother’s wishes. She finds someone she’s attracted to but scandal intercedes and it looks as if she’ll have to settle for a man twice her age.

What’s NOT typical about this book is the influx of interesting secondary characters and the high caliber of writing — both of which made this a far-above-average Regency romance. The writing is fluid, the characters (both main and secondary) extremely engaging, and the plot twists far more interesting than standard Regency fare.

If you’re already a lover of Regency romance, you’ll definitely want to read this book. If you’re new to Regency, Brynnde is a great place to start.

About the Author

 Pepper Langlinais is an award-winning screenwriter, produced playwright, and published author.

M holds a Master of Arts in Writing, Literature and Publishing and a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film. She has a love of Shakespeare, having both performed and taught his work, and has also interned on Hollywood film sets. M worked for Houghton Mifflin and Pearson before deciding to devote her full time to her own writing (and occasionally parenting). She lives in Livermore, California with her family, cats, and hamster. Find out more about her by visiting the following:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads | IMDB

A Giveaway

M Pepper Langlinais will be awarding a $15 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 six-week tour. You are welcome to visit the previous stops for even more chances to win.

April 17: Christine Young
April 17: Long and Short Reviews
April 24: T’s Stuff
May 1: Fabulous and Brunette
May 8: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
May 8: Hearts and Scribbles – promo
May 15: A Writer’s Life
May 22: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart – review
May 22: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
May 29BooksChatter
June 5Romance Author Hear Me Roar

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It’s been my pleasure hosting M Pepper Langlinais for this stop on her tour. Please come back all week for more authors, books and giveaways!

Nancy

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SOCIAL MEDIA JUST FOR WRITERS by Frances Caballo

GENRE: Nonfiction

 Amazon

About the Book

You wrote your book and sold copies to everyone you know. But you have goals that extend beyond a few dozen copies sold.

How do you achieve your dream of selling books around the world? With social media, you can build your platform and reach readers in locales you never imaged possible before.

In this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create a Facebook fan page and actively engage with your readers.
  • Optimize your LinkedIn profile.
  • Tackle Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat.
  • Build and optimize Pinterest pinboards for SEO to maximize exposure of your books, blog, and other landing pages.
  • Improve your blogging.
  • Excel on Twitter.
  • Create images for your blog and social media posts.

The second edition of Social Media Just for Writers is both a primer for authors new to social media and an advanced study of platforms that weren’t widely known four years ago. Whether you write romance, historical fiction, young adult, or steam punk novels, you’ll find help in reaching your online audience of new and dedicated readers.

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1

Not Sure How to Approach Social Media? CARE about Your Readers

Among all the rules you’ll find online – the 80/20 rule (only 20% of your posts should be about your books or blog posts while 80% of your posts should contain content from other sources), the admonitions against using social media as a bullhorn, the warnings about over automating – there’s also an unspoken tenet.

This tenet isn’t a rule that comes up on the blogosphere. Instead, it’s more of a system of approach and an acronym that I created while preparing for the San Francisco Writers Conference.

If you follow the approach I’m about to explain, you can be sure that the time you spend on social media will generate the type of engagement with readers that you want to have.

Once you start to use social media, be prepared to CARE about people. I know that it seems evident to care about people online but give me a moment to break down the acronym.

  • C – Communicate with your readers.
  • A – Answer your readers’ questions.
  • R – Relate to your readers.
  • E – Educate with stellar content.

And most of all simply care about people.

Joanna Penn devised the term social karma. As she explains it, if you want book sales, buy books. If you want book reviews, write reviews for all of the books you read. If you want people to like your Facebook page or follow you on Twitter, like your readers’ and friends’ Facebook pages and follow them on Twitter.

Reciprocate actions. And just as you might offer money to a homeless stranger, smile at a person walking down the street, or invite a new family from your church over for tea or dinner, take the types of actions online that will help you to get to know the people who follow you and want to connect with you.

In other words, be kind online. Be inquisitive. Be responsive. Be open to meeting people and revealing parts of your life.

Let’s look more closely at CARE.

My Review

I’ve read a number of “hints for social media” books. I can honestly say, author Frances Caballo has done probably the best job of teaching me something new. She presents a refreshing and informative way to navigate the crazy world of social media promo, especially compiled for the author.

This book is one-stop shopping for the most used/popular programs. And, it just might get me onto a couple of platforms I’ve been shying away from in the past. That, in itself, made this a great read for me.

If you want to get a handle not only on the best ways to use social media, but also some great hints for each platform, this is the book you want to read.

About the Author

Frances Caballo is an author and social media strategist and manager for writers. She’s a regular speaker at the San Francisco Writers Conference. In addition, she’s a contributing writer at TheBookDesigner.com, and blogger and Social Media Expert for BookWorks. She’s written several social media books including The Author’s Guide to Goodreads and Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day. Her focus is on helping authors surmount the barriers that keep them from flourishing online, building their platform, finding new readers, and selling more books. Her clients include authors of every genre and writers’ conferences.

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A Giveaway

Frances Caballo will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is a four-week tour. Please visit the previous stops for even more chances to win!

May 1: Rogue’s Angels
May 2: Hearts and Scribbles
May 2: BooksChatter
May 3: Fabulous and Brunette – review
May 4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
May 5: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
May 8: Books, Dreams,Life
May 9: Independent Authors
May 10: Author Deborah A Bailey
May 11: Unabridged Andra
May 12: Ryshia Kennie – review
May 15: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
May 16: Readeropolis – review
May 17: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart – review
May 18The Avid Reader
May 19Straight From the Library
May 19Mixed Book Blog
May 22The Reading Addict – review
May 23Books Direct – review
May 24Edgar’s Books
May 25Booklove – review
May 26Laura’s Interests – review

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Frances for this stop on her tour. This is the last guest for me this week but please come back next week for more authors, books and giveaways!

Nancy

 

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THE DEVIL ORDERS TAKE OUT by Bill A. Brier

GENRE: Mystery/Thriller

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(Also available in paperback)

About the Book

A tax attorney with integrity…a powerful mobster determined to bend his will…

Grayson Bolt isn’t about to compromise his integrity to help a notorious crime boss escape the cross-hairs of the IRS. But there’s a steep price to pay for defying The Man–Grayson’s beloved wife and older son.

There’s only one way for Grayson to prevent his younger son, Jim, an innocent golf prodigy, from also being taken out: play a dangerous game of cat and mouse. And what will Jim be forced to do when the woman he loves gets ensnarled in a web of betrayal and deceit?

Read an Excerpt

“I’m afraid you’re going to get it hard, Mr. Bolt.” Costanzo had that fatherly tone of this will hurt me more than you. “Did you ever stop to think that there’s only one way of being dead, but many ways of dying?”

Grayson felt something cold touch his spine, all the way down. “I don’t follow.”

“Take your man Stockard. He killed two of your beloved family members, wife and eldest son. Isn’t that right?”

A strangling tightness gripped Grayson’s throat. “That— that’s right.”

“Wouldn’t you say a part of you died too?”

“What’s your point?” Grayson’s voice erupted in suppressed panic.

“You don’t have to die to feel dead. I’m going to kill your other son. That’ll be your punishment.”

The blood drained from Grayson’s face. Just like that. Most people held the basic principle that no man should be punished for the deed of another. Costanzo was not one of them. Grayson would be cut right to the bone, and his son would be the sharpest knife Costanzo could use. Costanzo had spelled out the thought in invisible brushstrokes. It was there and Grayson had tried not to see it.

About the Author

Bill grew up in California and went to Hollywood High School, then served in the Air Force as a combat cameraman.

After hiring on at Disney Studios as a film loader, he soon advanced and moved on to other film studios.

He earned a master’s degree in psychology. A big help when working with Trumpish Hollywood producers. You’re fired!

During his more than twenty-five years in the movie business as a cameraman, film editor, and general manager, Bill worked on everything from the hilarious, The Love Bug, to the creepy, The Exorcist, to the far out, Star Trek and Battle Star Galactica.

Eight years ago, Bill switched from reading scripts to writing thriller/mysteries and driving racecars. After completing three award-winning novels, he signed with Black Opal Books. His first novel, The Devil Orders Takeout, is about a devoted father and husband who makes a deal with a real-life devil to protect his golf-prodigy son after his wife and older son are killed in a mysterious accident — and pays hell for it.

Bill’s second mystery, The Killer Who Hated Soup, is Book One in the 1950s The Killer Who series, and it launches this Summer. The Internet? Never heard of it. Smart phones? Who you kiddin’?

Energetic and eager to make his mark on what Time magazine called the next great boom town, Bucky Ontario leaves his daddy and little sister in Louisiana and rides a bus to Defiance, Oklahoma, a town not particularly adverse to murders, just the embarrassment of them when committed by high officials.

Book Two, The Killer who Wasn’t There, will be on bookshelves this fall.

Bill writes every day and golfs infrequently (that damn right knee!). His five children and eight grandchildren keep him busy going to birthday parties, and he never misses a one!

The Brier Patch is Bill’s wildly entertaining blog about his shameless early days in Hollywood. It’s on his website, billbrier.com, along with a contest linked to The Devil Orders Takeout, which will award the grand prizewinner $1,000.

Bill is a member of Mystery Writers of America. Read Bill’s USA Today revealing interview.

Bill’s Website/Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

A Giveaway

The author is awarding a randomly drawn commenter a $25 Amazon/BN GC via Rafflecopter.

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Follow the Tour

1: A Fold in the Spine
2: Beyond Romance
3: Blog of author Jacey Holbrand
4: Book lover promo 
5: Booklove REVIEW
6: Casey’s Corner
7: CBY Book Club
8: Celticlady’s Reviews
9: charline’s blog and more…
10: Danita Minnis
11: Edgar’s Books
12: EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
13: fundinmental
14: FUONLYKNEW
15: Harlie Williams, Writer
16: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
17: Independent Authors
18: It’s Raining Books
19: Mixed Book Bag
21: Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews
22: Notes From a Romantic’s heart
23: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Mystery and More!
24: Rainy Day Reviews 
25: Readeropolis
26: Readsalot
27: Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored
28: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’ 
29: Straight From the Library
30: The Avid Reader
31: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
32: Two Ends of the Pen
33: Two Heartbeats
34: Welcome to My World of Dreams

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Bill for this stop on his tour. Please come back again tomorrow and all next week for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

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STAY AFTER CLASS by A.C. Rose

GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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Stay After Class will be on sale for 99¢ during the tour!

A passionate professor. A smitten student. An attraction that cannot be denied.

Amanda Slade has a major crush on her sexy art professor and wants his help with an important extracurricular activity: Project VirgEnd.

Professor Jem Nichols knows falling for his beautiful student is a bad idea but he just can’t say goodbye as the semester ends. But the professor refuses to hastily take her virtue. Instead, he wants to slowly teach her the most important lessons of lovemaking. As she experiences first-time pleasures and passions, love blooms.

By the time they’re done, he’ll know every inch of her body. But as her deadline for deflowerment looms, will the professor be the one to take Amanda all the way? This is a sweet yet steamy love story.

Amanda and the Professor Meet

As he sauntered over I couldn’t help noticing how well put together he was—neat jeans, tucked in white shirt, ankle high leather boots. And when he turned to face me his good looks were almost distracting. I paused to study the distinct line of his square jaw and dark layered hair that stopped just above the collar. His features came together to create a perfectly handsome face.

It wasn’t like me to fall for good looks, but I was mesmerized. Just as I was about to snap his photo, his eyes found mine. My breath hitched. It was like he was looking into me. I’d come to ignore most men over the years, from looking in the other direction to flat out telling them to buzz off. But suddenly my heart beat faster than I knew it could.

“Smile,” I said, managing to get back to the reason he was here. “That’s if you want to, of course. Scowls are permitted too.”

He laughed.

“I’m going for the smile,” he said, showing his teeth. “Not difficult to do at all, with you as a muse.”

I usually shut down vaguely flirty comments immediately, but suddenly, I could barely breathe. As soon as he smiled, I snapped the shutter three times, even though I only needed to do it twice. One photo went on his card, one went in his file, and one was going into my psychology textbook, so I could look at him at my leisure without him seeing me gawk. What had come over me?

A.C. Rose is a sex and love journalist who also loves to write very steamy romance books.

As a former editor of an iconic women’s magazine, sexy stories and beautiful men have long been her beat.

She has written extensively on sexuality, relationships, female desire, and the “kissing book” industry.

Has real life provided fodder for her fictional worlds? She’ll never tell.

She is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), Passionate Ink (PI), and the Author’s Guild (AG).

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

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This is a one-day, multi-stop book blast. Please feel free to visit as many of the stops as you liked for even more chances to win.

1: EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
2: Long and Short Reviews
3: Beyond Romance
4: It’s Raining Books
5: Wendi Zwaduk ~ Romance to Make Your Heart Race
6: Edgar’s Books
7: Harps Romance Book Review
8: Liz’s Reading Life
9: Two Heartbeats
10: Romance Novel Giveaways
11: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
12: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
13: Queen of All She Reads 
14: Harlie Williams, Writer
15: Readeropolis
16: Deal Sharing Aunt
17: Full Moon Bites
18: Books,Dreams,Life
19: The Avid Reader
20: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
21: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
22: Casey Moss Books
23: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
24: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
25: K.T. Castle 
26: BooksChatter
27: Booklove REVIEW
28: Lock That Door!
29: Fabulous and Brunette
30: Sharing Links and Wisdom
31: Tory Richards

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It’s been my pleasure hosting A.C. Rose for this stop on her whirlwind, one-day tour. Please come back to visit for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

P.S.: Don’t forget to check out this month’s Gift-Away book on the top right sidebar of this blog.

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SOLO by Lauren E. Rico

GENRE: Contemporary New Adult Romance

SERIES: Symphony Hall

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About the Book

When graduate student Katherine Brenner walked into my class, I couldn’t stand her—all perfect skin and big, blue eyes—just like the woman who broke my heart.

If it wasn’t for that blizzard, if her car hadn’t broken down outside my house, if she hadn’t looked amazing by the firelight, I never would have kissed her. No matter how hard I try, every excuse I make not to see her comes up flat.

I can’t stop thinking of her lips. Or the way her curves fit perfectly in my hands. There’s a million reasons why this won’t work. I’m her professor. It’s against university policy.

And if this gets out, I could lose everything.

Read an Excerpt

I’m melting into him. For the first time, I’m not fighting against Drew Markham. I’m moving toward him, with him. It happens slowly for the first few seconds as we’re hesitant in our actions and unsure of one another’s intentions. But somewhere within those inches we both draw the same conclusion. I lurch toward him and he catches me in his arms, both of us falling backward onto the couch. Our lips connect with a ferocity that is jarring.

My hands are under his shirt, feeling the smooth plane of his back, absorbing his warmth through my skin. We’re both gasping and panting, pushing and pulling. And then he stops. I nearly fall off the couch when I no longer have the resistance of his body to push against. I pull back and look up at him, confused.

“W-what? What is it?”

His eyes are closed and he’s shaking his head. His face is a mask of regret.

“Drew?”

“I can’t. I’m sorry, Katherine. You…me…”

He gestures toward the four empty bottles of wine on the coffee table. “We’ve both had way too much. You’re still not a hundred percent well. I’m your professor. You’re my student. There are a million different reasons why we need to stop this. Why I need to stop this. Right now. Right. Now.”

I take a deep breath and extricate myself from what’s left of his embrace.

“I don’t know where that came from,” he’s muttering, more to himself, than to me. “What’s wrong with me? I know better.”

With a sigh, I wonder the same thing about myself. We hate one another. Don’t we? Apparently not. But even I, with my limited knowledge of psychology, recognize that there’s a very fine line between love and hate. Not that I love him or anything. But I certainly wouldn’t mind another one of those kisses.

About the Author

Lauren Rico was going to be principal French horn of the New York Philharmonic. That was HER plan, anyway. The New York Philharmonic had no idea of her intentions, and that’s probably a good thing, since she wasn’t an especially good French horn player!

Lauren was, however, an exceptionally good classical music radio host. Calling herself a “Classical Music Reanimator,” she has made a career of demystify classical music for her audiences by taking it off a dusty old pedestal and putting it into a modern context.

It’s only been over the last couple of years that Lauren has discovered a passion for writing, which she’s managed to combine with her love and knowledge of the classical music world.

You can hear Lauren Rico on SiriusXM’s Symphony Hall Channel; on WQXR and WSHU-FM in the New York City metro; WSMR in Tampa/Sarasota, FL; WDAV in Charlotte, NC and KMFA in Austin, TX

Lauren’s Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

A Giveaway

Lauren will be awarding a $25 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, multi-site, book blog tour. Feel free to visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to win.

1: Books,Dreams,Life
2: EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
3: Fabulous and Brunette
4: FUONLYKNEW
5: Liz’s Reading Life
6: Lynn Crandall
7: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
8: Queen of All She Reads
9: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
10: Reviews by Crystal
11: Romance Novel Giveaways – review
12: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
13: Straight From the Library
14: The Avid Reader
15: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
16: This and That Book Blog
17: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
18: Two Ends of the Pen
19: Two Heartbeats
20: Unabridged Andra
21: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
22: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
23: K.T. Castle
24: Dawn’s Reading Nook
25: Am Kinda Busy Reading
26: Behind Closed Doors Book Review 
27: Book lover Promo
28: Christine Young
29: Deal Sharing Aunt
30: Harlie Williams, Writer
31: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
32: Independent Authors
33: It’s Raining Books
34: Long and Short Reviews
35: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
36: One World Singles Blog
37: StarAngels Reviews
38: Welcome to My World of Dreams
39: Wendi zwaduk – Romance to Make Your Heart Race
40: Charline’s Blog and More…

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Lauren today. Please come back again tomorrow for another author, book and chance to win.

Nancy

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THE POWER OF PRAYER by Lorana Hoopes

GENRE: Romance (sweet)

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THE BOOK IS ON SALE FOR $0.99 DURING THE TOUR

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About the Book

Life doesn’t always go as planned; sometimes it goes better. Callie Green thought her life was planned out until her fiance leaves her at the altar, upending her perfect plans. She is spiraling out of control when she meets JD, a man who offers a love she has never known, but she is too blinded to see it. When she realizes JD is what she has been missing, she has no way to find him. All she can do is pray and hope that God sends him back to her.

Read an Excerpt

“Another round,” I hollered at the blond waitress who ambled past us on the dance floor. The lights flashed, and music flooded my body, relaxing the tense nerves that had taken root. The noise filled my brain, allowing me to forget about Daniel, for the time being.

Lexi’s slender body moved to the beat, her blond hair flowing against her bare shoulders. “Wow, no offense, Callie, but I can’t remember the last time you were this fun to be with.”

“Me either.” I lifted my hair to relieve the sweat trickling down my neck, and a pair of hands, not my own, landed on my hips. They were tan, strong hands, and no ring marred them.

Twisting my body to see who the hands belonged to, I hoped for someone handsome. If I was lucky, maybe it would be someone who could make me forget Daniel for a night.

The face that met mine did not disappoint. Bright blue eyes above an impish grin stared back at me. Taut muscular arms extended from what was likely an equally chiseled chest. Yes, he could do. Desire flooded my veins, and my eyes roamed over the rest of him. The hint of a tattoo peeking out of his shirt sleeve gave him the air of a typical “bad boy,” and tonight I wanted to be a “bad girl.” I locked my arms around his neck, pulling him closer so the rhythm of his hips could match mine. He flashed a sexy grin and tightened his grip on me.

About the Author

Lorana Hoopes is currently an English teacher in the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and three children. When not writing, she can be seen kickboxing in her local gym, singing at her church, or performing on stage. The Heartbeats series is her first full length novel series. She has also just released the first book in her early reader chapter book, The Wishing Stone.

Lorana’s Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

A Giveaway

Lorana 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 Tour

This is a one-day, multi-blog book blast tour. You can obtain more drawing entries by visiting the other sites.

1: Am Kinda Busy Reading REVIEW
2: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
3: Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions
4: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
5: Mixed Book Bag
6: Musings From An Addicted Reader
7: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
8: The Avid Reader
9: T’s Stuff
10: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
11: books are love
12: Books,Dreams,Life
13: C. McCauley Case Files
14: Cafinated Reads
15: Christine Young
16: Fabulous and Brunette
17: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
18: Independent Authors
19: It’s Raining Books
20: Long and Short Reviews
21: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
22: Queen of All She Reads
23: Reviews by Crystal
24: Sharing Links and Wisdom
25: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
26: Straight From the Library
27: The Avid Reader
28: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
29: Theresa Stillwagon
30: Welcome to My World of Dreams
31: Two Ends of the Pen
32: Saph’s Book Blog

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Lorana for this stop on her one-day tour. Please come back again next week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

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MAN DOWN by Tracy Tappan

GENRE: Military Romantic Suspense

SERIES: Wings of Gold (Book 3)

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About the Book

After being shot down by the Taliban on a Special Operations mission, a Navy pilot and Navy SEAL rescue a beautiful humanitarian doctor. While the three of them evade capture in a race for their lives across northern Pakistan, the two former boyhood friends heal a 10-year breach, and the pilot and doctor find a way to let go of their painful pasts to find love.

Content guidelines: Contains profanity and adult situations. Sensitive readers might find a scene depicting the death of a pet upsetting.

Read an Excerpt

This was getting painful. His hipbones were jabbing sharply into hers. He was trying to prop his elbows on either side of her to keep his body weight off, but his arms were wedged in tight and not doing the best of jobs. He probably felt like one of the larger variety of livestock on top of her. Yeah…

A grimace crossed her mouth. She opened her knees to the full allowance of the space to gain some relief. The movement created an opening between her thighs, and zuuuup—he slid right into it. His dick and balls, hanging free in a pair of super-loose pajama pants, not even a pair of underpants—which had disappeared with the rest of his clothes—to offer support, had no other place to go but forward. His whole package snuggled flush against her crotch, and…

Instant heat flood.

He parted his lips, a curse forming. He couldn’t imagine worse or more mortifying timing, but he went hard. Just…inflated, as if his dick was attached to a bicycle pump. He clamped his eyes shut, and, behind the backs of his lids, pictured himself leaping out from under the desk and waving his arms at the tangoes. Hey, here I am. Kill me now. The ensuing execution might be better than this. A bead of sweat crept down his temple. Maybe Farrin would do him a favor and not notice.

He checked eyes with her, and— Oh, she’d noticed.

My Review

Author Tracy Tappan has written a gritty military romance that stands alone but makes you want to go back and read the two previous books in the series.

The quintessential military hero, Navy pilot Jason Vanderby is every woman’s dream of what a man should be. The heroine, Dr. Farrin Barr, is strong yet vulnerable. Both overcome issues in their past on the way to their happily-ever-after.

Language and content are adult but in no way offensive. The love scenes are perfectly balanced and not just a throw in for titillation. All in all, a very exciting read!

I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

About the Author

Tracy is the bestselling and award-winning author of gritty romance, her books spanning genres across paranormal (The Community Series), military romantic suspense (The Wings of Gold Series), and medieval historical (The Baron’s War Trilogy). She is married to a former Navy helicopter pilot who served his country for thirty years. During their tours of duty, they lived all over the United States and in Europe, enjoying seven years overseas in the diplomatic community, first in Rome then in Madrid, before settling back in San Diego. She has a master’s degree in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling (MFCC), volunteers for the USO and Wounded Warrior program, and raised Guide Dog puppies.

She loves to play tennis, enjoys a great glass of wine, and talks to her two Labradors like they are humans (admittedly, the wine drinking and the dog talking probably go together). Her website is a fount of information and sexy fun.

Tracy’s Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

A Giveaway

Tracy Tappan will be awarding one *authentic* military “LCDR Jason ‘Casanova’ Vanderby” coffee mug, one scented sachet (for the panty drawer) with MAN DOWN cover, one Hershey’s chocolate bar, and one Wings of Gold bookmark to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour (US ONLY).

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Follow the Tour

This is a four-week review tour. Please visit all the stops for even more chances to win.

April 25: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
May 2: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
May 2: Booklove
May 9Lorana Hoopes
May 9Lisa’s Home for Books
May 16EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Tracy for this week’s stop on her tour. Please come back again on Thursday and next week for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

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