Tag Archives: LOVE

SAND DOLLAR: A STORY OF UNDYING LOVE by SEBASTIAN COLE (love story/women’s fiction)

perf6.000x9.000.inddThis week’s Revolving Book is the love story, SAND DOLLAR: A STORY OF UNDYING LOVE by SEBASTIAN COLE.

WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sand-Dollar-Story-Undying-ebook/dp/B007ZIQDV0/ref=tmm_kin_img_popover?ie=UTF8&qid=1370554543&sr=8-1

ABOUT THE BOOK:

What if you lost your true soul mate, the one person in life you were meant to be with? Would your love ever truly die? Not if you’re Noah Hartman, who refuses to let go of Robin after she inexplicably abandons their love and disappears from his life seemingly forever, her hidden secret yet to be discovered. And when you finally accept your fate and do your best to move on with your life, what do you say when the unthinkable happens: your true love Robin reappears as your wedding ceremony to another woman is about to commence, looks deep into your soul with her loving, tear-filled eyes, and tells you the one thing you’ve desperately longed to hear for all of these years? But the ending to this heart-wrenching love story has yet to be written, as Noah, old and sick in a hospital bed, tells his story of love and loss to Josh, a wise orderly at Mount Sinai Hospital. As his family members arrive to bid him goodbye, Noah discovers a far greater truth about his past, present, and future. Things are definitely not as they appear as the pieces of a shattered love are put back together in the remarkable final chapter of Noah’s life.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://sebastiancole.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/first-two-chapters.pdf

REVIEWS:
“SAND DOLLAR is one of those rare books that makes you feel, laugh and cry all at the same time. This smashing debut by Sebastian Cole reads like the best of Nicholas Sparks with just enough schmaltz.” — Jon Land, bestselling author of Pandora’s Temple

“So to the hopeless romantics out there I say, Highly Recommended – have at it, this is a must-read.” — BookIdeas.com

“SAND DOLLAR is a strong pick for general fiction and romance collections, highly recommended.” — Midwest Book Review

“When I was told that this was the next great love story I was cynical, but it is totally true. Noah and Robin’s story is the greatest love story I have ever read.” — A Novel Review

“This is a must read for anyone who loves pure romance.” — Let’s Talk Romance Reviews

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born and raised in New England, Sebastian Cole joined his family’s business after graduating from Brown University in the ’80s. A true romantic, his life is defined by following his heart and pursuing his dreams, which is why he has become a novelist. Sebastian writes from the heart, believing in true love, love at first sight, and finding the one person in life you’re meant to be with.

Sebastian’s debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, has won numerous awards, including being a winner in the Beverly Hills Book Awards, a finalist in the International Book Awards, a finalist in the ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition for first-time authors, and a current finalist for ForeWord Reviews Book Of The Year Award. With a rating of 4.6 stars with over 80 reviews on Amazon, the book has been getting rave reviews, many of which compare him to his favorite author, Nicholas Sparks. Whether or not Sebastian ever achieves that kind of success, touching the lives of others through his writing has been the single most gratifying thing he has ever done in his life.

CONNECT WITH SEBASTIAN ONLINE:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sebastiancoleauthor
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5831253.Sebastian_Cole
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sebastiancole/
Tumblr: http://sebastiancoleauthor.tumblr.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sebastiancole3
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sebastian-cole/49/4a9/296

WEBSITE: http://sebastiancoleauthor.com/

Leave a comment

Filed under LOVE, LOVE STORY, ROMANCE AUTHOR, ROMANCE FICTION, ROMANCE NOVEL, ROMANCE NOVELS, WOMEN'S FICTION

Unconquerable Callie by DeAnn Smallwood (historical romance) (western)

UnconquerableCallie_850 (1)(8)This week’s REVOLVING BOOK is the historical romance UNCONQUERABLE CALLIE by DeANN SMALLWOOD.

Publisher: SoulMate Publishing Offered through Kindle Direct Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Unconquerable-Callie-ebook/dp/B00BLWBDF2/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1362083762&sr=8-10&keywords=deann+smallwood

SYNOPSIS:
Callie Collins, a proud woman in the late 1800’s, is a liar and a darned good one, a master of the dubious art. She is also a dreamer. Her greatest hope is to reach a new life in South Pass City, Wyoming, where she can open a bakery and live an independent life. To be successful, she will need her greatest deception to date, a mythical fiancé who waits at the end of the line. As a woman alone, she has to prove to Seth McCallister, the wagon master, that she has the wherewithal and the stamina to survive months of drought, dust, hardships, and even the risk of death.

Seth McCallister is mystified by the audacity and determination of Callie Collins. His initial distrust and concern for Callie, a woman traveling alone, begins first as admiration, then friendship, then love, a love that he is forced to hold at bay. What he doesn’t realize is that there is no fiancé. To make matters worse, Callie develops feelings for Seth McCallister, too. Yet she feels certain that once he realizes her deception, he’ll turn away, ashamed of his love and trust in her.

REVIEWS: (AMAZON KINDLE)

Extremely well written. I found myself in the west, riding along on the wagon train with Callie struggling right along with her. Experiencing her every emotion, forging friendships,and falling in love I recommend this book to anyone with an adventurous spirit.

UNCONQUERABLE CALLIE is an enjoyable and entertaining love story. DeAnn Smallwood exhibits her talent for words with her tale of love, hardship, relationships, and determination. She does an excellent job of crafting a romance with the historical backdrop of a wagon train. Her depiction of the adventurous spirit of settlers, as well as the dangers and hardships they endured on their journey for a better life, was fascinating and excellent.

The heroine, Callie, a courageous woman determined to forge a life for herself, embarks on a treacherous excursion through Indian country, despite the obstacles or the dangers she must face. Along the way, her courage and giving nature wins the hearts of her fellow travelers, including the wagon master.

UNCONQUERABLE CALLIE is a sweet romance that will draw you in from the beginning to the end. It is resplendent with history, well-drawn characters, and vivid descriptions. The plot flows unfettered and solid with an engaging story line. This novel is for anyone who loves romance and history without sexual complications. A must read.

AUTHOR BIO:
DeAnn Smallwood lives in Colorado with her husband, Marvin and two Yorkies, Eli and Stormy. She is a native of Colorado, but has lived in Montana and Wyoming. Historical romances are one of her favorite genres to write. Recently, she branched out into the suspense/thriller genre and wrote the first novel in her death series: Death Crosses The Finish line. This is written under her pen name of D. M. Woods. Her second book in this series: Death Is A Habit has just been completed. You can find her contemporary romance: Tears In The Wind, and two additional historical romances, Sapphire Blue and Montana Star at Amazon.com and SoulMate Publishing. Another historical romance: Wyoming Heather will be out in May. Her greatest pleasure next to writing is having her books read and enjoyed. Many more stories are just waiting to be written and shared.

CONNECT WITH DeANN online:

facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/DeAnn-Smallwood-also-writing-as-DM-Woods/366637150050917

website link
http://www.deannsmallwood.com/

Leave a comment

Filed under COWBOY ROMANCE, FICTION, HISTORICAL, HISTORICAL ROMANCE, HISTORICAL WESTERN ROMANCE, LOVE, LOVE STORY, ROMANCE AUTHOR, ROMANCE FICTION, ROMANCE NOVEL, ROMANCE NOVELS, WESTER ROMANCE, WESTERN HISTORICAL ROMANCE

The Billionaire Playboy by Christina Tetreault (contemporary romance)

The Billionaire PlayboyTHIS WEEK’S REVOLVING BOOK is the contemporary romance THE BILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY by CHRISTINA TETREAULT! Book 2 in The Sherbrookes of Newport Series
WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:
AMAZON KINDLE: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0096CH78G

ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-billionaire-playboy/id560059133

KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Billionaire-Playboy/book-PJjifVieEUei1SfloKHvSA/page1.html?s=VL9dlnCS50OICSaU2v1RQw&r=1

ALLROMANCE EBOOKS: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thebillionaireplayboy-937056-149.html

BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-billionaire-playboy-christina-tetreault/1112775614?ean=2940015118629

SYNOPSIS:She’s spent her life avoiding love.Captain Charlotte “Charlie” O’Brien, a doctor in the United States Navy, returns to her home in North Salem, Massachusetts to visit her family and make an important decision about her future. Mother Nature has other plans when a hurricane strikes, flooding the town and throwing Jake Sherbrooke in Charlie’s path. Initially she believes Jake is nothing more than a rich playboy, but quickly, she learns that he is so much more.

The media calls him Prince Charming.

Jake Sherbrooke has never been one to follow the path laid out by his parents. That is why he started the Falmouth Foundation, a non-profit disaster relief organization rather than enter politics. When he learns of the destruction in North Salem, he immediately travels there to offer aid and meets Charlie O’Brien. Charlie is unlike any woman he has ever meet and he can not help but be drawn to her.
Soon neither can ignore the incredible chemistry between them. But will his reputation as a billionaire playboy damage their budding romance?

REVIEWS:

“Both main characters were well developed with deep internal conflicts that were believable and compelling. ” Comment by Dark Lilith http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0096CH78G

“Christina Tetreault did it again and did it better than the first time with this book, which I never thought could be possible. I loved her words, her characters and I cannot wait to read what story she writes next.” commented by Eryn Laplant http://novelisterynlaplant.wordpress.com/

“I like Tetreault’s style of writing. She has a clear plot and hits all the right points as the story progresses. I’m definitely looking forward to book three in this series.” http://museunleashed.com/2012/11/12/the-billionaire-playboy-by-christina-tetreault-book-review-giveaway/comment-page-1/

AUTHOR BIO:
I wrote my first story with characters similar to those in the Sweet Valley Twins books at the age of 10 on my grandmother’s manual typewriter. As I got older my stories and characters became more mature. During my freshman year at UMass Dartmouth, I read my first romance novel and fell in love with the genre. I have been writing contemporary romance ever since.

Today I live with my husband, three beautiful daughters and two dogs in Massachusetts. Whenever I have a free moment you’ll find me either reading a romance novel or working on my most current story

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA ONLINE:

facebook: http://www.facebook.co/christinatetreaultauthor

twitter: @cgricci

WEB SITE: http://www.christinatetreault.com/

BLOG: http://happilyeverafter-cgtetreault.blogspot.com/

CONTESTS and GIVEAWAYS: http://www.facebook.com/christinatetreaultauthor

2 Comments

Filed under CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, CONTEMPORARY SWEET ROMANCE, FICTION, LOVE STORY, ROMANCE AUTHOR, ROMANCE FICTION, ROMANCE NOVEL, ROMANCE NOVELS, ROMANTIC COMEDY, SENSUALITY, WOMEN'S FICTION

THE RUNAWAY by AUGUSTA WRIGHT (contemporary romance)

The Runaway CoverFriday’s Revolving Book is the contemporary romance THE RUNAWAY by AUGUSTA WRIGHT.

NEW RELEASE!

ONLY $1.99 ON AMAZON KINDLE!
AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/bly53dt

SYNOPSIS:
Linzie Russell raised her daughters with love, and was a devoted wife to her late husband. But, for the first time in her adult life, she is determined to live for herself.

Linzie fell in love with the Colorado Rockies years ago, while on a family vacation. So she decides to rent a cabin at the foot of the Rockies to study the culture that fascinates her, the Ute Native American Tribe.

But when she meets the owner of the cabin, she isn’t prepared for the passion that sparks into her life, or falling in love with a dynamic man.

AUTHOR BIO:
Augusta Wright lives on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country where she writes novels and researches Native American history and culture.

CONNECT WITH AUGUSTA ONLINE:
BLOG: http://augustawright.wordpress.com/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Runaway/310820319025116
GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16109639-the-runaway

2 Comments

Filed under Books, CONFIDENCE, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, CONTEMPORARY SWEET ROMANCE, COWBOY ROMANCE, LOVE, LOVE STORY, NATIVE AMERICAN, ROMANCE AUTHOR, ROMANCE FICTION, ROMANCE FOR REAL LIFE, ROMANCE NOVEL, ROMANCE NOVELS, STRENGTH, WESTERN ROMANCE

PARADISE HOPS by LIZ CROWE (erotic romance)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the erotic romance PARADISE HOPS by LIZ CROWE
PUBLISHER: Tri Destiny Publishing (NEW RELEASE)

BUY IT ONLINE:
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/b84zyq9
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/balwozp

ALL ROMANCE E-BOOKS: http://tinyurl.com/8bdn9gl

SYNOPSIS:
A brutal attack left Lori Brockton convinced she was damaged goods. By the time she emerges from hiding two years later, ready to run her family’s famous brewery, she’s determined to be independent–never rely on anyone ever again. Nearly a year of working in every corner of Brockton Brewing Company, from warehouse to pub, front office to kitchen, teaches her all she needs to know about the business. Then, she comes face-to-face with masculine perfection in a suit and her world is rocked in more ways than one. Garret Hunter is the new Brockton business manager who takes one look at the beautiful, sad young woman and his entire existence coalesces around winning her heart.

But standing between Garrett and what he believes is his true love, is a six-feet six-inch blond-haired bad boy brewer.

Eli Buchannan is a craft beer rock star, recently hired by Brockton to drag the company into the 21st century. He brings innovation and attitude plus a prima donna ladies’ man reputation. But he’s sworn off anything resembling commitment, personal or professional, after getting burned at his last job on both fronts.

Garret Hunter is “The Perfect Man” — handsome, successful, stable, eager to settle down. Eli Buchannan… is not. Compelling, smoking hot, creative and elusive, he represents everything Lori Brockton should avoid. But just as she makes a difficult choice, a drastic life-changing shift occurs, and nothing is ever the same again.

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=mOcC8FMXOpE

BLOG TOUR/BOOK TOUR
Interviews:
http://looking-for-a-breath-of-life.blogspot.com/ – 10/17/12
http://readourlipsblog.blogspot.com/ – 10/22
http://www.reviewsbymolly.com/ – 10/23/12

CONTESTS: www.lizcrowe.com
Lisa’s Reads – 10/24-11/2
Flirty and Dirty Book Blog – 10/10-11/2
Breath of Life Blog – 10/1-10/24
The Book Wranglers – TBD dates
Reviews by Molly 10/22-10/29
Night Owl Reviews – ends 11/16

ABOUT LIZ CROWE:
Microbrewery owner, best-selling author, beer blogger and journalist, mom of three teenagers, and soccer fan, Liz lives in the great Midwest, in a major college town. Years of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as an ex-pat trailing spouse, plus making her way in a world of men (i.e. the beer industry), has prepped her for life as erotic romance author.

When she isn’t sweating inventory and sales figures for the brewery, she can be found writing, editing or sweating promotional efforts for her latest publications.

Her groundbreaking romance subgenre, “Romance for Real Life,” has gained thousands of fans and followers who are interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”)

Her beer blog a2beerwench.com is nationally recognized for its insider yet outsider views on the craft beer industry. Her books are set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch and in high-powered real estate offices. Don’t ask her for anything “like” a Budweiser or risk painful injury.

CONNECT WITH LIZ ONLINE:
www.lizcrowe.com
www.brewingpasssion.com
www.a2beerwench.com
www.facebook.com/lizcroweauthor
www.twitter.com/beerwencha2
www.facebook.com/groups/romanceforreallife
www.facebook.com/jackgordonrealtor
www.facebook.com/craigrobinsonmd

Leave a comment

Filed under Books, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, EROTIC ROMANCE, EROTICA, FICTION, LOVE, LOVE STORY, ROMANCE AUTHOR, ROMANCE FICTION, ROMANCE FOR REAL LIFE, ROMANCE NOVEL, ROMANCE NOVELS, SEX, SEXUAL CONTENT, SEXY

HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE by VANESSA KELLY (historical romance)

TUESDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the regency historical romance HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE by VANESSA KELLY.

PUBLISHER: KENSINGTON BOOKS http://tinyurl.com/8cl5qtw

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:
Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/9zo4d3e

Nook: http://tinyurl.com/8w6tesw

SYNOPSIS:
Blame It On The Mistletoe . . .

When Major Lucas Stanton inherited his earldom, he never dreamed his property would include the previous earl’s granddaughter. Phoebe Linville is a sparkling American beauty, yes, but with a talent for getting into trouble. Witness the compromising position that forced them into wedlock. Whisked away to Mistletoe Manor, his country estate, it isn’t long before she is challenging his rules–and surprising him in and out of bed–

Phoebe has no intention of bowing to Lucas’s stubbornness even though he offers all that she wants. His kisses and unexpected warmth are enticing, but Phoebe is determined to show the earl of Merritt what real love is all about. And if that takes twelve nights of delicious seduction by a roaring fire, she’s more than willing to reveal her gifts very slowly–

READ AN EXCERPT:
http://tinyurl.com/9798ccs

REVIEWS:
“Kelly combines wit, innocent sensuality, and seduction in this tale of a forced marriage between a beautiful plain-speaking pacifist Quaker and a handsome war hero who inherits a rundown earldom. In 1817, Phoebe Linville leaves joyless Philadelphia and the strident lectures of her half-brother for a new life in London under the loving protection of her aristocratic grandfather. When her grandfather dies, she becomes the “possession” of Maj. Lucas Stanton, the new Lord Merritt. A challenging adventure ensues when a determined Phoebe and stubborn Lucas wind up in a compromising position that requires them to wed. Compassionate Phoebe has her hands full, between loving a lord whose heart was broken by another and hiding secrets about smugglers. Regency fans will enjoy the lessons on Christmas traditions, the art of seduction, and the triumph of reconciliation and love.” ~ Publishers Weekly

“Kelly pairs an aristocratic former military officer with a young American Quaker in this emotionally intense and beautifully crafted novel. With a small overview of Quaker life, and a large dose of romance, Kelly satisfies readers till the last page.” ~ 4 stars, RT Book Reviews

“Wildly sexy and romantic, this unforgettable Christmas tale of a seemingly impossible love will warm your heart and send you straight to the mistletoe.” ~ Kieran Kramer, USA Today bestselling author of Regency romance.

“What an enchanting holiday tale…a delectable treat and the reward, a jolly good Christmas treat!” ~ 4 ½ stars, Affaire de Coeur Book Reviews

AUTHOR BIO:
Vanessa Kelly is an award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.” Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. My Favorite Countess, was nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Regency Historical Romance.

Vanessa spends most of the year in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband, but she’s lucky enough to spend some of the winter near lovely Amelia Island, Florida. When she’s not dreaming of plots for her next Regency novel, she’s writing contemporary romances with her husband, under the pen name of V.K. Sykes.

CONNECT WITH VANESSA ONLINE:
http://pinterest.com/vanessakellyaut/
https://www.facebook.com/vanessakellyauthor
https://twitter.com/VanessaKellyAut
http://www.goodreads.com/VanessaKelly

WEB SITE
http://vanessakellyauthor.com/

BLOG
http://vanessakellyauthor.com/vanessa-blog/

Leave a comment

Filed under Books, ENGLAND, ENGLISH MANOR, HISTORICAL, HISTORICAL ROMANCE, LOVE, LOVE STORY, REGENCY HISTORICAL, ROMANCE AUTHOR, ROMANCE FICTION, ROMANCE NOVEL, ROMANCE NOVELS, SENSUALITY, SEXUAL CONTENT, SEXY, VANESSA KELLY

IT’S A LOVE GAME by A.G. STARLING (contemporary romance)

Friday’s Revolving Book is the contemporary romance IT’S A LOVE GAME by A.G. Starling.

PUBLISHER: iUniverse http://www.itsalovegame.com/

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK ONLINE:
B&N Nook http://tinyurl.com/9qxbkjg

Amazon Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/9mcf83w SYNOPSIS:
Lizzie Bennington is on the brink of winning her first title in a mixed doubles match at the Boca Raton tournament when Jack Archer, Lizzie’s competitor across the net, stops play complaining of leg cramps. As she watches the trainer’s hands move up Jack’s muscular loin, Lizzie tries to keep her composure, but she cannot hide her admiration. When Jack catches an unwitting look of prurient pleasure in Lizzie’s eye, the real game between the plucky, spirited beauty and the reckless, thrill-seeking playboy begins.

But Jack’s overtures only anger Lizzie. She can’t forget the unsportsmanlike stunt that lost her the Boca match. She knows he is a notorious playboy. What’s more, Christina Richter is his partner off the court as well as on it. Still, Lizzie cannot deny her attraction. When she finally gives in, the relationship is threatened not only by Christina but by the number one men’s player, Rodolfo Salazar, a volatile sexy Spaniard, who would like nothing better than to cross the net to get to Lizzie before Jack does.

Even so, no one stands in the way of Lizzie and Jack’s union more than Lizzie and Jack themselves. Only time will tell if two players on opposite sides of the net can find love.

REVIEWS:
Reviews on Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/9qxbkjg

“Loved the opening! You can feel the sexual tension on the very first page. I also liked this idea of having the heroine competing in the same sport as the hero. And against each other! In the opening scene thery’re competing against each other in a mixed doubles match. It’s always the guy who’s the athlete and the heroine is in pr, a journalist or an event planner. Lizzie’s a great heroine. She’s got moxie!”

“I was hooked right from the beginning. Let’s say that the massage on the first page got me ready. And I was not disappointed. Neither will you be! The thing that I liked about this romance is that it really was a romance between Lizzy and Jack. So many so-called romances have their heroes and heroines getting it on before they’ve even got a groove going. But It’s a Love Game gets you going from the get-go with its hot sexual tension and smoldering romantic conflict.”

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.agstarling.wordpress.com/

AUTHOR BIO:
A.G. Starling lives with her dog, Suttree, in Monterey, California, where she is a college professor. She is an avid tennis fan and an ardent reader of the author who designed the flawless blueprint for the romance novel—Jane Austen.

CONNECT WITH A.G. STARLING ONLINE:
http:/www.facebook.com/ag.starling,
http://www.goodreads.com/AGStarling
http://www.agstarling.com/
http:// www.agstarling.wordpress.com

UPCOMING BOOK SIGNING EVENT:
The Chamisal Tennis Club in Monterey during the National Senior Women’s Hardcourt Tennis Championships
Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Thursday, Oct. 18. All day from 9 am until into the evening on both days
contact: agstarling@rocketmail.com
USTA National Women’s Hardcourt Tennis Championships
Chamisal Tennis Club (on the Monterey Peninsula)
185 Robley Road, Corral De Tierra, CA 93908
831-484-1135

Leave a comment

Filed under Books, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, ROMANCE AUTHOR, ROMANCE FICTION, ROMANCE NOVEL, ROMANCE NOVELS, ROMANTIC COMEDY, SENSUALITY, SEXY, SPORTS, SPORTS ROMANCE, Uncategorized