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KEEPER OF MY HEART by DARCY FLYNN (contemporary romance)

FRIDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the contemporary romance KEEPER OF MY HEART by DARCY FLYNN
POSTED FRIDAY AUG. 31st, 2012
GENRE: Sweet Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Soul Mate Publishing http://tinyurl.com/844mmnn

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

SOUL MATE PUBLISHING: http://tinyurl.com/844mmnn

AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/78oos78

BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/7ln8gzd

GOODREADS: http://tinyurl.com/7n9la5v

READ AN EXCERPT:
http://www.darcyflynnromances.com/

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=713csKdqq74

SYNOPSIS:

Katie McCullough doesn’t know it, but Max Sawyer, the over confident, irritatingly handsome hotel developer who outbid her for the lighthouse property, is none other, than her mystery lighthouse sailor. The one man who captured her heart five years earlier, the one man who has since been the plumb line for every other unsuspecting male who has crossed her path. Unfortunately for Max, he doesn’t measure up either.

Still reeling from losing the property she’d planned to call home, sparks fly when Katie assumes Max is turning her beloved lighthouse compound into one of his ‘Serenity Spa Resorts.” Outraged, Katie sets out on a mission to dismantle the property…and his plans.

Except Max’s plans have absolutely nothing to do with hotels and everything to do with winning Katie’s heart.

REVIEWS:

“Keeper Of My Heart DID NOT DISAPPOINT. Katie and Max have a tangible chemistry throughout the story that was both entertaining, humorous, and competitive. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good romance that isn’t typical or inappropriate.” Kara Grant

“Ms. Flynn’s gift with the pen in describing the charm of the beautiful sea-side lighthouse and it’s properties makes one yearn for the salt-scented peace and warm community it invokes.” TJ

“You will love this book!! It was that good. The storyline was refreshing…If you are looking for a hot passionate romance book, you won’t find it in this but what you will find is a sweet romantic story of two people finding their way to one another… You will be delighted in the bantering between Katie and Max, you may even find yourself chuckling out loud a time or two.” Kat – Forever Book Lover

“Max was adorable to me. He was so thoughtful, even though Katie didn’t see him that way. I LOVE that he came back for her!” Autumn Review’s

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it was light and fun. Darcy Flynn did an amazing job describing her scenes…I couldn’t put it down. I loved the romance between Max and Katie with kisses and simple affection, rather than the reliance upon more carnal scenes found in most romance novels.” Heather Boustead

“Excellent story. I just couldn’t put it down.” Emma Leigh

“Loved.It.To.PIECES!!” Jen H.

AUTHOR BIO:

Darcy was born into the rich culture of New Orleans, La. As a city filled with colorful historical intrigue and broad creative energy, her natural bent to the arts coupled with her love for one of the most romantic cities in the world has been the inspiration and anchor of her artistic multi-dimension endeavors. Darcy was always compelled by the need to express herself and like her mother’s famous gumbo, her previous expressions included a little bit of everything – art, music, acting and dance.

Although, published in music, art and the Christian non-fiction market under another identity, it was the empty nest that turned Darcy to writing romantic fiction. A lover of lighthouses, Darcy’s first novel, Keeper Of My Heart, unfolds in a small Maryland fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay.

Darcy, a former Mrs. Tennessee, continues to be surrounded by all things creative in Music City and when not in writing in her London flat, lives on a beautiful horse farm in historic- Franklin, Tennessee with her husband, son, two English Setters and a calico cat. Darcy enjoys stargazing, raising rare breed chickens and gardening.

http://www.amazon.com/author/darcyflynn

CONNECT WITH DARCY ONLINE:

http://www.darcyflynnromances.com/

http://twitter.com/darcyflynn

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Darcy-Flynn/326719660687545

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Heart to Heart by Kayla Perrin (contemporary romance)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the contemporary romance HEART TO HEART by USA Today best selling author Kayla Perrin.
Book 3 in the Heart to Heart series
PUBLISHER: Kimani Press (HQ) http://tinyurl.com/6o35eev
Where you can buy the book:
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/6nplv8f
Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/6metknf
HQ: http://tinyurl.com/6o35eev

SYNOPSIS:
With her recording career on the slide, Deanna Hart heads home to Cleveland to search for new inspiration. What she finds is a man who has never stopped thinking about her. Eric Bell is now the principal at their former school, and he’s never been shy about trying to get her attention. Down-to-earth and downright sexy, Eric is about to open Deanna up to new possibilities.

But just as soon as they find each other, a crushing Hart family secret could end Deanna’s dream of starting over. Will she be able to capture the kind of love she has never believed in, the kind that lasts forever?

Heart to Heart is the third and final book in this romantic and compelling series about three sisters:


REVIEWS:
I just finished reading your Harts In Love series. I waited until I had all three books before I read them and let me tell you it was worth the wait. I love the way you let each story flow into the other, it was more of continuation then individuals stories of each sister. A lot of time they take a series and they seem to have not connection. Loved your books will be looking to more of your books in the future.
~ D. Small

“Perrin’s strong characters and even stronger storyline make this a keeper of a novel.” – RT Book Reviews

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WXLt6CKOhM

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/7s5ckbe

AUTHOR BIO:
Kayla Perrin is the author of 45 novels. She reached #2 on the Essence Bestseller list before that list was dissolved. She is also a USA Today bestseller.

CONNECT WITH KAYLA ONLINE:

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

FACEBOOK PAGE: http://tinyurl.com/6tqlsc7

AUTHOR PAGE: http://tinyurl.com/6rc6laf

FAN PAGE: http://tinyurl.com/87ezgw2

TWITTER: @kaylaperrin
MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/kaylaperrin

BOOK SIGNING:

Kayla will be signing books at the RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference in Anaheim on July 25 at the Marriott hotel, 700 W Convention Way, 5-8 p.m.

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“PULLED LONG” by CHRISTINE D’ABO (M/M EROTIC ROMANCE)

THE REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS THE EROTIC ROMANCE “PULLED LONG” by CHRISTINE D’ABO.

POSTED FRIDAY DEC. 16, 2011

AUTHOR – CHRISTINE D’ABO

TITLE – PULLED LONG

GENRE – M/M, EROTIC ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE – December 12, 2011

PUBLISHER: CARINA PRESS http://tinyurl.com/cflhbp3

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK ONLINE:

CARINA PRESS http://tinyurl.com/cflhbp3

AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/d286htt

SYNOPSIS:

For months, coffee shop owner Ian Long has fantasized about a customer he knows only as “Blue Eyes.” Until he learns Blue Eyes is in the midst of a divorce—the last thing Ian wants is to be the rebound experiment of a straight guy. Giving in to lust, he invites the man into the café after hours and they indulge in a little exhibitionist play, but Ian is unwilling to get involved.

When he’s forced to see Jeff again to return his briefcase, Ian finally agrees to go out on a date. Dinner quickly becomes an erotic encounter in a special room at the sex club Mavericks, and Ian realizes Jeff satisfies desires he didn’t know he had. The more he gets to know Jeff as a person, the harder it is to resist falling for him.

Jeff makes it clear he’s interested in more than just sex. He wants to go public with their relationship in more ways than one. But can Ian open his heart, when he fears it will be broken?

Book 3 of the Long Shots series.

REVIEWS:

PULLED LONG was erotic and tender and heartbreaking and hopeful and, lest we forget, hot. – Fresh Fiction http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=31612

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/btkt636

AUTHOR BIO:

Multipublished author Christine d’Abo loves exploring the human condition through a romantic lens. She takes her characters on fantastical journeys that change their hearts and expand their minds. A self-professed sci-fi junkie, Christine can often be found chatting about her favorite shows and movies. When she’s not writing, she can be found chasing after her children, dogs or husband.

Christine is published with Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing, Cleis Press and Berkley Heat.

CONNECT WITH CHRSTINE ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://www.christinedabo.com
BLOG: http://www.christinedabo.com/blog
FACEBOOK: -http://www.facebook.com/christine.dabo?ref=name
TWITTER -  @Christine_dAbo
GOODREADS http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2737770.Christine_d_Abo

SNEAK PEEK:

It had been months since he’d last seen the man. He’d come so close to asking Blue Eyes out on a date. The last time they’d met, Ian had planned on discovering his favorite food so he could book a table somewhere. Ian would have asked him out that night if Blue Eyes hadn’t received a call from his soon-to-be ex.

Ian had chased him out of the shop. The last thing Ian needed was to be an experiment for a straight guy. He’d never be able to handle that again, not after Kyle.
Ian tried to break eye contact but couldn’t. Blue Eyes let his briefcase fall to his side and straightened. Another gust of wind blew hard, sending his jacket flying around his legs. It was cold, wet and not a fit night for anyone.

If Ian had any sense, he would grab his things and go upstairs. He didn’t need a man in his life right now. He certainly didn’t need some straight guy playing around with him, only to throw him aside when the next cute chick came around.

Blue Eyes walked forward, coming to the edge of the curb but not crossing the street. Ian set his pen down and tapped his fingers on the countertop. Blue Eyes stepped onto the road, not even bothering to look for traffic, and crossed.

Ian’s heart pounded with every step closer Blue Eyes took. He’d forgotten how handsome Blue Eyes was, how intense he was one moment, only to be grinning and easy in the next. Ian couldn’t move, his gaze locked on the other man until he stood outside the door to the shop.

Neither of them said a word, simply stared at one another. Finally, Ian got to his feet and walked around the counter. He stopped at the end of the aisle, frozen. Beyond the kitchen to his right was the staircase leading up to his apartment. To the left was the front door and Blue Eyes in the cold night.

Ian took a deep breath and went left.

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THE WIDOW’S WALK by CHRISTINE MORGAN (horror/suspense/thriller)

THE REVOLVING BOOK BLACK FRIDAY EDITION

POSTED FRIDAY NOV. 25TH, 2011

TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK IS BY CHRISTINE MORGAN

TITLE: THE WIDOW’S WALK

GENRE: HORROR/SUSPENSE/THRILLER

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING – IS OFFERING A 25% DISCOUNT ON THE WIDOW’S WALK (PRINT OR E-BOOK) IN HONOUR OF “BLACK FRIDAY” JUST TYPE IN THE PROMO CODE RevolvingBook123111 WHEN YOU GET TO THE CHECK OUT.

LACHESIS PUBLISHING (E-BOOK): $7.99 http://tinyurl.com/7xa7dte
LACHESIS PUBLISHING (PRINT): http://tinyurl.com/7bp72vt

AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6ucp8o

AMAZON PRINT: http://tinyurl.com/7ujre4b

SYNOPSIS:

For a young married couple, Erin and Gil, the small coastal town of Blackwater Cove is many things. The seaside; their first home; the beginning of a wonderful new life together; Gil’s chance to work alongside his brother Colby on a fishing boat, a job he loves.

But Blackwater Cove isn’t the idyllic paradise Erin and Gil imagine. Their cozy home is haunted by a tragedy of love betrayed and lost. It is the story of a husband betrayed and a life stolen by the cruel power of the sea. It is a tragedy that spills over into the lives of Erin and Gil. All because Erin has disturbed the power that lies dormant in…

The Widow’s Walk

AUTHOR BIO:

Christine Morgan may seem normal enough on first glance, but she’s known to her daughter’s friends as the weird mother who throws birthday parties with themes like Fear Factor or Sweeney Todd, has medieval weapons hanging on the walls, and makes classroom visits to talk about writing scary stuff.

Her interests include pirates, Vikings, zombies, superheroes, British comedy, action movies, making nut-people crafts, fantasy role-playing games, cartoons, and horror novels. She also works the overnight shift in a psychiatric facility, which may explain a lot.

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://www.christine-morgan.org/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/Chrismo17#!/profile.php?id=1101859656
BLOG AT LIVE JOURNAL: http://sabledrake.livejournal.com/

SNEAK PEEK:

Half-asleep but with a smile on her face, Erin headed for the bathroom. She knew her way now well enough to do so in the dark, padding softly along the familiar hallway.

The door to her office stood open, the room beyond a silent blackness but for the tiny varicolored lights and muted electronic hums of dozing computer equipment. The spare room’s door was shut. The rest of the house was still.

But it didn’t feel empty.

Which was silly. Of course it wasn’t empty. Gil was home. A nice hot shower had revived him and eased most of his aches long enough for them to enjoy dinner. He’d raved about the chicken, admitted that the gravy did have a hint of a burnt-dog-hair zing to it, and polished off two big pieces of cake along with most of the bottle of wine. They had taken the candles up to their bedroom and made love in their delicate flickering glow.

The poor guy had conked out thirty seconds after they finished, and now slept like a stone. He wasn’t snoring, wasn’t tossing and turning, wasn’t moving at all. He hadn’t even been able to pull up the covers. Erin had done it for him.

She used the toilet, washed her hands and face, drank a glass of water, and had just switched off the bathroom light again when she heard a sound overhead.

It sounded like a voice. A low, stifled moan.

Erin paused, with her hand still at the switch. She held her breath. Tensed. Poised. Listening.

Then she heard the creaking give of a board. A thump. Like a footfall?

She looked up, as if she possessed X-Ray vision and could see through solid walls. But all she saw was blank ceiling, lit only by the soft ambient moonlight through the bathroom window.

Raccoon. Raccoon in the attic.

When she’d gone up there with Noah, though, she had not seen anything to indicate that raccoons frequented the attic, or any way for them to get up there in the first place. No holes they could squeeze through. No food. Nothing to make nests with. Did raccoons even make nests? Was she thinking of rats?

There weren’t rats in the attic, either. Just that one old trap, untouched, the cheese used to bait it having long since crumbled to powder. No rats, no mice, no bats, no owls. Not even any spiders that she had seen. A few cobwebs, but old and wispy and nearly intangible.

Nothing lived in the attic.

But, if nothing lived in the attic, and the night wasn’t windy enough to get the weathervane swinging and squeaking on the roof or the branches of the old oak scraping against the siding, what had made the noise?

Oh, now, quit it!

She told herself to march right on up there and take a look. After all, it wasn’t like there was anything to be afraid of. Gil was just down the hall.

And, really, you’d think that if she was going to be frightened by weird spooky noises in the night, it would have happened while he was away. She had been all alone in the house. If ever there’d been an optimum time for a ghost to make an appearance, it would have been then. But had she heard anything? Had she felt anything?

Nothing at all.

Now, though, her lungs pounded from holding her breath and her eyes bulged and dried out because she didn’t want to blink. Her skin was one big puckered sheet of gooseflesh. Her ears hurt from listening so hard.

Another thump. Definitely sounded like a footstep. A stealthy footstep.

Go back to the bedroom and wake up Gil?

She couldn’t do that. He needed his rest. She didn’t have the heart to wake him, especially for no good reason.

A board creaked …

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GASTIEN PART 1: THE COST OF THE DREAM by CADDY ROWLAND (historical/romance)

POSTED FRIDAY Nov. 11, 2011

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS BY CADDY ROWLAND

(PART 2 WILL BE COMING OUT SOON!)

TITLE:  GASTIEN PART 1: THE COST OF THE DREAM

GENRE: HISTORICAL ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: CREATE SPACE

RELEASED: SEPT. 2011

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

PAPERBACK/PRINT: CREATE SPACE http://tinyurl.com/3luddg7
AMAZON KINDLE:  http://tinyurl.com/3ecu8ku
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/3ue4a7h

SYNOPSIS:

In this both dark and hopeful first book, young Gastien Beauchamp begins his journey to Paris with two goals in life.  The first is to become an artist with his own studio, following his own rules. That is an almost impossible dream for a peasant.  Gastien has no money, no formal training, and is a naïve eighteen year old fresh off the farm. Paris spits out talented men into the gutters every day. “Good” gets you nowhere. “Great” maybe gets you a bowl of soup.

The second is to become the greatest lover in France. That should be easy. With his stunning looks, and his willingness to learn, the women of Paris are about to be awakened in a way they have only dreamt about in the 19th century!

Gastien swears that he has no interest in love.  Love would only take away his dreams.  But he is innocent and does not realize that sex without love can be quite empty.  Before he can learn that, he must face obstacles and heartaches that will threaten to destroy his very soul.

Insatiable, burning passion. Focus and drive. Raw, natural talent. Armed with those, Gastien is determined to succeed at any cost.  Poor Gastien. If he could only know in advance what struggles lay before him, he might think twice about leaving home. However, he is young and full of hope. The dreams burn relentlessly inside of him, not allowing him a moments rest. And so the journey begins…

REVIEWS:

ON NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/3ue4a7h

“Wonderful, compelling read!  Challenges your own thoughts, dreams and soul!  Cannot wait for Part 2!  Thought I would miss Gastien but cannot seem to get him out of my head.”  -acelles (NOOK link above)
“…emotionally profound…There aren’t too many books that can ring (sic) so many emotions from me but this one did it…if you are a reader willing to push beyond your boundaries I strongly recommend getting this book. ” Beccie Weaver (AMAZON) http://tinyurl.com/3ecu8ku

“…catches your mind and races away with it. Drawing you further and further into Gastiens world and holding you there for hours upon hours.
When you can break away, it stays in your thoughts, until you rush back, and once again you are drawn into the world of Gastien.”
-Dayton F. Larson (AMAZON) http://tinyurl.com/3ecu8ku

” Unfamiliar with this author and not ordinarily a reader of this genre when a friend of mine loaned me this book I admit I had fairly low expectations. So after half expecting to read a bit and then get bored, instead I found myself completely drawn in to the story…The book has a contemporary feel to it in the dialogue and sexuality, but there is enough of 19th century France in there to keep you grounded in place and time. The book has some fairly graphic intense moments but they contribute to the story rather than detract from it. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to pick up a story to get lost in for a couple of days.” -W. Parker (AMAZON) http://tinyurl.com/3ecu8ku

“What do you do with artistic talent and a heart bursting with the need to express it?…Developing your art and learning the difference between love and sex makes for a powerful story. The sex is graphic, but flows with the story. You’ll be looking for more!!!
-K. Druart (AMAZON) http://tinyurl.com/3ecu8kuS

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/6467c8s

AUTHOR BIO:  Caddy Rowland grew up in the Midwest with a stack of books that almost reached the ceiling before she was five. Books, along with her vivid imagination, have always been her closest friends.

She lives in Minnesota with her husband, who was her high school sweetheart. They are owned by two parrots. Yes, they can talk, and yes, they can bite! Melanie, the African Grey has such an extensive vocabulary that Caddy sometimes thinks Melly is preparing to become an author.

After over 20 twenty years in advertising sales, Caddy decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an author in 2011. There are four books planned for the Gastien series, and many other books in her head. Now, if only she can learn to type 2000 words a minute…

Her goal as an author is to make readers laugh, cry, think, and become intimately connected with her main characters. To her, a good main character stays in the mind long after the story has been read. They should become as real in the mind as the person next door.

CONNECT WITH CADDY ONLINE:

BLOG: http://caddyrowlandblog.blogspot.com (Writer of Fiction, Painter of Life & Energy)

FACEBOOK: Gastien fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/Gastien.Beauchamp

Twitter: @Caddyorpims

SNEAK TEASE:

Bonsoir yourself! You are quite bold sitting down without being invited! How do you know I am not meeting someone? How do you know if you are wanted?” she challenged softly, refusing to be the first to look away.

He smiled lazily and sat back. “Bold? I was bought and paid for last night when you sent me five bottles of champagne. I am definitely wanted. And, oui, you were waiting for someone. That person is now here, non?”

She nodded slightly, dropping her eyes. “Oui. He is here.”

“What is your name then?” he asked.

“Nathalie. Or Nath.”

“Well, Nathalie, I am puzzled. Tell me, do you prefer to play games? I can do that, but I prefer being open about what I am interested in. I thought last night you made your interest clear. Do we have to go through charades now?” The waiter appeared and Gastien ordered a glass of vin.

Nathalie raised her eyebrows as the waiter walked away. “Usually a gentleman buys the lady a drink.”

“You are right. They do on a date. We are not on a date. You are also assuming that I am a gentleman.”

She gave a small laugh. “My mistake.”

“I am just saying, please don’t assume things about me until you know me better. I am always open about things. However, I don’t like it when people assume they know me before they actually do.”

“Fair enough.”

“Also, anyone who can afford five bottles of champagne for a stranger can afford to buy her own drinks.”

“So, you expect me to buy the drinks?”

Non. Not mine. I am simply making my intentions clear. I am not interested in courtship, Nathalie. I don’t think you are, either.” She looked surprised. He was not as green as she expected, but every bit as delicious looking as she remembered. Perhaps they would make good bed partners more than one time. He was a challenge.

“So tell me, what are those intentions, and what is your name?” she asked.

“My name is Gastien. My intention is to come home with you so that we can enjoy ourselves in your bed.” He sipped his vin. “That is, after I have a meal. I need to satisfy that hunger first.”

“And if I have decided I am not interested?” she shot back.

“Then I want to say merci for the champagne last night, and I will move on. But, come on, Nath. Are we still playing games?”

She looked into his huge brown eyes. Those eyes were dangerous, there were too many emotions reflected in them. She would have to very careful about not losing her head over this one. But she could be careful, she told herself. She wanted to taste that mouth.  Even more, she wanted to find out what he felt like inside of her.

Gastien smiled, this time sweetly. “You are more than interested. You are already deciding what you want to do with me the first time tonight.”

“The first time? You plan on multiple times tonight?” This man was too full of himself!

Gastien nodded. He looked at her openly. “Oui. I told you I like to be honest. Here is the situation: I have not been with a woman for almost four months. Therefore, it is almost a guarantee that I won’t last long the first time. That is just the way males are. I am sorry. But, if you will let me just make myself happy that first time, I promise to make it up to you. Several times, if you wish.” He opened the menu and started to read it.

She grabbed his menu, pulling it down. “Several times tonight?”

He stared at her unblinking. “Oui. I am eighteen, Nath. I can go all night.”

“Four months without sex? With the appetite you seem to have for it? What, you weren’t in prison or something, were you?”

Gastien threw back his head and laughed. “Non, not in prison. I did nothing illegal. I am an artist, Nath. I was homeless for awhile. No one found me very appealing then.”

She thought that over for a few minutes. This man had lived on the streets during the winter. Somehow he had not only survived, he was sitting in a restaurant, in new clothes, sipping a glass of vin. Obviously, he was not without a quick mind and good instincts to go with those looks. Definitely not a one night fling like she had imagined. This man would be worth establishing a relationship with, one that benefited both of them sexually. This time she smiled even bigger, as she asked, “Several times?”

Gastien sighed. “Oui, Nath. As I said, several times. As many as you can take.”

“And if I am the one to wear you out?” she challenged again.

This time it was Gastien to raise a brow. “Seriously? Is the lady throwing down the gauntlet?”

She smiled. “I think, Gastien, that you and I are going to make each other very happy. Very happy indeed.”

Throughout the night, Gastien was her student. She started with kissing, teaching him that devouring a mouth was good in some cases, but sometimes, you needed to let a kiss start as a whisper and build steam. She taught him that kisses can happen in other places besides a mouth and a conne.

Nath showed him parts of the body that responded to touches and rubs. She taught him how to use his tongue on nipples, on ears, on the back. She taught him how to suck and bite on toes to make a woman crazy, how to run a tongue along an instep, biting the arch.

When he got to the Polidor, about six of the ten men from last night were there. So was she, at her table. The guys called him over to their table. He waved at them, but walked over to the woman’s table. Mon Dieu, she was arresting looking! Whoever wore their hair like that? He liked that she dared to do something with her hair no other woman did. He bet it would soon be in style for the masses. She looked up as he casually sat down at her table across from her. He met her eyes, gave a small indication of a smile and said “Bonsoir.”

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THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN by PATRICIA A. RASEY (paranormal romantic suspense)

THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY NOV. 8TH, 2011

OUR REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS THE PARANORMAL ROMANTIC SUSPENSE “THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN” BY PATRICIA A. RASEY

TITLE THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN

GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

PUBLISHER: KINDLE  http://tinyurl.com/89lkdts

AMAZON Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/7p6f6do
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/7xs25rr

SYNOPSIS:

Tevan Zaber wants to be a detective. But how far is he willing to go to get there? Thrust into the dark underworld of real vampires, reality begins to blur into the society of role-playing. Can Krystal Braxton, who wrestles with her own demons, save Tevan from becoming one of them? Together they must infiltrate the occult covens to save the city from a blood-thirsty killer resurrected from a year’s old case as they enlist the help of Fairview Park’s lieutenant, Cole Kincaid.

THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is the thrilling follow-up to DEADLY OBSESSION.

REVIEWS:

If possible, THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is even better than DEADLY OBSESSION. Patricia Rasey has done a fantastic job in continuing DEADLY OBSESSION in this story. THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN would do well as a stand-alone novel as well. Again, we have a flawed hero, dealing with his failed marriage. Add to this, one really wounded heroine in Krystal, trying to deal with the abuse of her father, and we have one fantastic story, in addition to the solving of the murders and delving into the Vampyre Society of today. If you like romantic suspense, don’t miss this one!

Chere Gruver for Romance Junkies http://www.romancejunkies.com/

4 1/2 Stars! Patricia Rasey takes you on a wild ride through the dark side of life with this intriguing story. Prepare to be blown away by the killer. If you weren’t a fan before, you definitely will be now!

Kathy Boswell for RT Book Reviews http://www.rtbookreviews.com/

Just the creative voyeuristic thrill of briefly living in this world, by way of the path blazed by author Patricia Rasey, is enough to make THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN a must read. Daring and bold, Rasey presents the shadowy world of vampyres with a unique darkness that proves mesmerizing. The style is fiercely unrelenting, marking Rasey indelibly as a harsh truth teller. Although her genre is fiction, her characters are real and frightening, and not even main characters are safe from the evil that haunts Rasey’s work. Further, Rasey’s exploration of self-mutilation is both knowledgeable and tasteful, lending a shocking vulnerability to a striking character. Indeed, THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is gripping, gritty, and fascinating, coming very highly recommended.

Cindy Penn for Word Weaving

THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is a thrill-read, intense, fast and unpredictable. The reader will be tempted to “close your eyes and don’t look” but from the first grizzly murder to the last, the reader is glued to the pages waiting breathlessly for the killer to be unmasked and brought down.

For an adrenaline rushing read, I highly recommend THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN.

Terrie Figueroa for Romance Reviews Today http://www.romrevtoday.com

READ AN EXCERPT:
http://tinyurl.com/77cu9s3

AUTHOR BIO

Ms. Rasey is a three-time recipient of the Word Weaving Award for Literary Excellence and a three-time winner of the prestigious RIO Award Of Excellence. She is also a three-time EPPIE finalist and was a 2001 nominee for Romantic Times Magazine’s Best Electronic Book. Additionally, Twilight Obsessions and Twilight Visions, two anthologies she was a part of, was nominated for the PEARL, the Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic Literature, in the Best Anthology category. Her short story, In The Mind of Darkness won the P&E 2002 Horror short story category.

When not behind her computer, you can find Patricia working, reading, watching movies or MMA. She also enjoys spending her free time at the river camping with her husband and two sons. Ms. Rasey is currently a third degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate.

Ms. Rasey’s work includes the novels…

-- Deadly Obsession
Kiss of Deceit.
Facade.
The Hour Before Dawn, sequel to the best-selling Deadly Obsession
Eyes Of Betrayal, sequel to the best-selling Kiss Of Deceit.
Love You to Pieces (not yet published).
Lawfully Yours, her first historical romance.
Eternally Yours, sequel to Lawfully yours.
Dark Savior.

As well as the novellas and award winning short story…

Fear the Dark
Sanitarium
In the Mind of Darkness

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA ONLINE

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PatriciaARasey

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/patriciarasey

Website: http://www.PatriciaRasey.com

Blog: http://patriciarasey.blogspot.com/

SNEAK PEEK:

A knock sounded on his door, startling him. Since moving here, Tev had not had a single visitor. No one besides the department knew where he lived. Fearing something had happened to his family, Tev jumped up from his chair and opened the door. He wasn’t sure what he expected, but certainly not a fang-toothed Raven.

Tev left the door cracked, not inviting the young man in. “How the hell did you find out where I lived? Taken to following me?”

He’d need to be more careful of his whereabouts and surroundings in the future. If his cover were blown, they wouldn’t have a chance in hell of catching the killer.

“You going to invite me in?”

Role-player or real, Tevan wasn’t sure, but either way, Raven would not step across his threshold. The rules stated a vampire must first be invited. “Tell me why I should? You have business here?”

Raven leaned a shoulder against the doorjamb and crossed his arms over his chest. “Just wanting to find out your angle.”

Tev knew Raven sized him up. He wondered if he thought him a threat where Krystal was concerned. Narrowing his gaze, Tev asked again, “How did you find out where I lived?”

“Super-natural powers.”

“I don’t buy that, and I don’t think you do either.”

Raven chuckled. “I followed you home from the club.”

“Why?”

He shrugged. “I was intrigued and a bit skeptical, if you will.”

Tevan knew a big share of male vampyres were gay or bisexual. He hoped Raven’s intrigue didn’t include being interested in Tev sexually. “I’m not into guys.”

“Who says I am?” Raven challenged.

“You followed me home.”

He held his arms out to the side, booted feet crossed, in a Christ-like pose. “I said I was intrigued, not interested. Besides, I knew you weren’t into guys.”

“How’s that?”

“Krystal.”

“What about her?”

“You going to let me in, or do I have to stand out here all day?”

Tev opened the door. “Come in,” he invited, picking up shirts and pants littering the floor and throwing them into a basket in the corner. “Sorry, I didn’t expect company.”

Raven walked slowly around the room, taking in every corner. He picked up objects, glanced carefully at them, before returning them to their spot. Tev felt as if he were being assessed. Every inch of his existence scrutinized by this man.
Stopping in front of the computer, Raven glanced at the screen. “Looks like you need to get out more.”

“That’s the problem…I don’t go out much at all.”

“Any reason?”

Tev took the opening Raven offered. “I don’t identify with many.”

Raven looked up from the screen. “Meaning?”

“I live a life contrary to what people perceive as normal. I walk at night. I hunt.”

Raven appeared to study his face, judging how much of Tev’s self-profession to believe. “And what is it you hunt?”

“Life force. Raw energy.”

“Hunting is a synonym for pursuing, certainly not something that requires the other’s consent. You take without permission?”

“I don’t need approval.”

Raven pursed his lips. “A true hunter. Either you’re of the Blood as you say, or a poser. Which is it?”

“What do you think?”

Raven crossed his arms over his chest again and looked at Tev. “I don’t know what to think. That’s why I’m here.”

“You think you can somehow lay proof to my claim?”

Raven shrugged. “Depends on what you have to prove. Can you smell me?”

“I smell the thick blood running through your veins, if that’s what you mean.”

“Do you desire it?”

Shit.

Raven reached into his leather jacket’s pocket and pulled out a shiny straight razor still in its cardboard sheath. “Prove it.”
If he told Raven “no,” then chances were that he’d never believe Tevan was of the Blood. He certainly couldn’t use disease as an excuse, because most true vampyres didn’t fear death, they embraced it. But getting AIDS scared the hell out of him.

Before Tevan could come up with an excuse about why he could not do what Raven offered, a thin red line ran down the man’s arm. Blood seeped from the cut and dripped to the floor. Raven held out his arm. He raised a brow in challenge. “Hungry?”

Tev swallowed; his stomach quivered in disgust. If he ever got his hands on Whitey’s throat, it wouldn’t be too soon.

Tevan had just backed himself into a corner. And unless he did some fast-talking, he’d be forced to corroborate his affirmations. Drinking blood had not been part of his deal with Whitey. The thought of it sent his stomach rolling….

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UNLEASHED by SARA HUMPHREYS (paranormal romance)

THE REVOLVING BOOK.
POSTED TUESDAY OCT. 25TH, 2011

OUR REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS BY SARA HUMPHREYS

TITLE: UNLEASHED (#1 AMOVEO LEGEND)

GENRE: Paranormal Romance

RELEASE DATE: OCT. 2011

PUBLISHER: SOURCEBOOKS CASABLANCA  http://tinyurl.com/3c3pyzh

BUY LINKS:

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SYNOPSIS:

What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you’d ever imagined…

Samantha Logan’s childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans…but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she’s one of them…

And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way…

Get swept away into Sara Humphreys’s glorious world and breathtaking love story…

REVIEWS:

“UNLEASHED is the debut novel for Sara Humphrey’s and the first in the Amoveo Legend and may I say AWESOME!!!! I could not put it down.”
5 Stars–Romfan Reviews

“I loved this book…To the author, all I can say is keep them coming!! This is a paranormal top pick and I’m looking forward to many more in this series.”
5 Stars & Reviewer Top Pick–Night Owl Reviews

“The characters within this story will be running through my mind indefinitely. Unleashed is the type of story you think about months and even years later and decide you must read it again.”
Best Book Rating–Long and Short Reviews

“A stunning new shifter series will thrill paranormal fans who love the genre.”
4 Stars–Bookaholics


READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/3jw3c73

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER : http://youtu.be/cvo-Z9AGE3o

AUTHOR BIO:

What if everything you knew about yourself turned out to be a lie? What if the soulmate you were waiting for came from a completely unexpected world—and was threatened by your own world?

One day several years ago, sitting in the kitchen of her family’s summer home in Westerly, Rhode Island, Sara Humphreys began writing this tale. It was the beginning of the Amoveo Legend.

Since her adolescence, Sara has been drawn to the fantasies of science fiction, paranormal universes and romance (these worlds collided with her crush on Captain Kirk). From that time she has been enthralled with the process of self -discovery—and the possibility of actually finding that one true partner in life.

Sara secured work on such shows as A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me. She then became a drama teacher at her alma mater, Convent of the Sacred Heart, and quickly launched her own kids’ after-school theatre workshop studio called Ensemble Productions. The first semester drew over 40 students, and by the third there were 130. Her passions were being satisfied in way a she never dreamed, all while pregnant with her second child. However, when her 2-year-old son was diagnosed with diabetes Sara quickly decided to shut down the business and pay full attention to his needs.

Several years later Sara gave birth to twins—the house was full to the brim. In 2001, to support family finances, she found a speaker position with Monster’s Making It Count and used her acting talents to deliver presentations in high schools across the U.S. Recognized for her teaching abilities, she also fulfilled the role as speaker trainer until 2008. Simultaneously, Sara began speaking for The College of Westchester and now serves as Director of High School & Community Relations.

Today, at night, when the kids are asleep and the house lies quiet, Sara does what most moms dream of—she’s “bringing her sexy back” with the Amoveo Legend series. Each book blossoms with the journey of a new coupling, and the characters seem to take control of the story as they weave in and out of society—in a constant state of self-discovery in the search for true love.

Sara lives in New York with her husband of 17 years, their four amazing boys, two dogs, and an extremely loud bird. Life is always busy, but never dull.

CONNECT WITH SARA ONLINE:

http://www.sarahumphreys.com/index.php
http://amoveoromanceseries.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/Amoveo
http://twitter.com/#!/authorsara

UPCOMING CONTEST INFO:

Check out my blog for the October Blog Tour schedule. There are giveaways at every stop! Hope you’ll stop by my Fall Book Tour schedule too. I may be coming to a city near you!  http://amoveoromanceseries.blogspot.com/

SNEAK PEAK:

“Samantha,” he whispered in his dark silky voice. Sam’s skin tingled deliciously with just one word from him. A smile played at her lips as she waited for him to call her again. Her silent prayer was answered as he murmured her name. “Samantha.” That same delightful rush washed over her like the warm waves that rippled by her feet. She stretched languidly on the sandy beach, and her eyes fluttered open. She was home.

She sat up and glanced at the familiar seashore of her childhood home. Sam knew it was only a dream. It had become a familiar one. The ocean glowed with unnatural shades of blue as if it was lit from beneath. The sky swirled with clouds of lilac and lavender. She stood up and relished the way the soft, pebble-free sand felt on her bare feet. A gentle breeze blew Sam’s golden hair off her naked shoulders, and her long white nightgown fluttered lightly over her legs.

She closed her eyes and breathed in the salty air. He was near. She could feel it. Her blood hummed, and the air around her thickened. She’d come so close to seeing him many times, but she always woke up just before she found him.

Not this time.

This time she would stay on the beach and call him to her. It was her dream after all, and she was getting tired of coming up empty-handed. Eyes closed, she tilted her face to the watercolor sky and waited. Her heartbeat thundered in her ears in perfect time with the pounding waves.

“Samantha,” he whispered into her ear. She stilled, and her mouth went dry. He was standing right behind her. How the hell did he get there?

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SHADOW DREAMS by TERI BARNETT (paranormal/romance)

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THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY OCT. 18th, 2011

THE REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS BY TERI BARNETT

TITLE: SHADOW DREAMS

GENRE: PARANORMAL/ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: SINFUL MOMENTS PRESS: http://tinyurl.com/3t5fvuu
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REVIEWS:

SHADOW DREAMS  is a unique take on the paranormal. Ancient legends, different worlds, complex characters, and a splash of romance set the scene in this riveting and page-turning suspense. Fantasy and paranormal lovers alike will enjoy this fresh and engaging read.

*Courtesy of Romance Junkies

SYNOPSIS:

Nestled in the plane of Paran, a peaceful town is shocked when some of their children go missing. The disappearances are portents to the re-emergence of the ancient priestess cult of Eitel, one known for stealing souls to gain immortality.    Bethany M’Doro is a Healer and a Knower, assisting diggers on an archeological site by connecting artifacts and their owners.  But even with her psychic abilities, she never envisioned the kidnapping of her own daughter, Sarah.    Connor Jessup never forgave himself for letting his wife Elizabeth leave him so easily.  He turned his back on his Nevada town, and on himself.    When Bethany’s latest excavation places the remains of Elizabeth at the center of the cult of Eitel, she knows she must travel to the Earth plane and seek Connor’s help.  Arriving in shadow form, she first meets Connor in his dreams.  He believes she’s an angel and gladly goes with her back to Paran.  Once there, he comes to understand Bethany’s true nature, and finds himself drawn into the search for her missing daughter and the connection to his wife.    Now they must unravel the dark secrets behind the ancient cult and find Sarah before she’s lost forever.  As their quest unfolds, they discover an even deeper unexpected journey – one filled with sorrow, loss, and redemption.

READ AN EXCERPT:

AMAZON:  http://tinyurl.com/6l4guoa
SINFUL MOMENTS PRESS/LACHESIS: http://tinyurl.com/3mrc3cx

AUTHOR BIO:

Teri Barnett is a writer, artist, and designer currently living in Indiana. She grew up reading the romance authors of the 70s, always vowing that one day she would write such books. In the early 90s Teri started with a traditional historical romance, but has since gravitated to the paranormal side of the genre mixing history and metaphysics. She’s currently working on her fifth novel.

CONNECT WITH TERI ONLINE:

WEB SITE: http://www.teribarnett.com/writing.html
FACEBOOK: http://tinyurl.com/69vhgww

SNEAK PEEK:

As the moon reached its apex in the night sky, Bethany emerged from her resting place in the hollow of a tree and began her journey north. Not wanting to draw undue attention from anyone who might be nearby, she paused for a moment and bound her golden tresses tightly to her head lest they attract the moon’s glow. She reached into her pouch and extracted a long wooden pin, fastening the knot in place.

A breeze went past her and the small hollow bones in her earrings whistled. It was a low, primeval moan, carrying the song of the soul. She shivered and hugged her arms tightly about her as she walked, pulling her shawl close. Winter will soon be here, she thought. I must find Sarah before the ice storms start. Once the ice came, everyone would be house bound, not daring to venture into the dangerous shards that fell from the sky.

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GETTY LUCKY by KAYLA PERRIN (erotica/contemporary)

THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED FRIDAY OCT. 14th, 2011

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS BY KAYLA PERRIN

TITLE:  GETTING LUCKY

GENRE: EROTICA

PUBLISHER: HARLEQUIN SPICE

RELEASED: SEPT. 2011

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

AMAZON PRINT: http://tinyurl.com/3za5ngc
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HARLEQUIN: http://tinyurl.com/3au9z6b
BARNES AND NOBLE (PAPERBACK AND NOOK BOOK) http://tinyurl.com/3qed62n

SYNOPSIS:
In just four months, lucky-in-love Annelise is going to become a mother. But before she hits the delivery room, she’s got one last piece of business to take care of—hooking up her single girlfriends with a pair of sexy brothers on a special weeklong getaway.

Lishelle and Claudia are more than ready for some no-strings-attached flings.  And soon, Lishelle and gorgeous, insatiable Jared are setting the sheets on fire. Even back in Atlanta, the sex is amazing. So why is she still so bothered that her ex-boyfriend—the one she dumped—is getting married?

Meanwhile, Claudia can’t get enough of Chad’s expert toe-curling, scream-inducing moves. But introduce him to her high-society friends? Puh-lease. Sure, he’s funny, smart, and devoted—but without movie-star looks or a matching bank balance, he’s hardly Claudia’s ideal man. If that makes her a bitch, fine. She has an image to maintain.

But when tragedy strikes, it soon becomes apparent to the friends that they need to rethink what’s truly important in life. Because while a hard man is good to find, it takes more than luck to keep him!

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/6daqce6

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9MF0FVCXL8

REVIEWS:

A review for GETTING EVEN:
“This story of exquisitely plotted revenge will have every woman who has ever been ‘done wrong’ quietly cheering… This is sexy erotica.” –Library Journal

A review for GETTING SOME:
“As these erotic Hot-lantans seek their groove, fans will appreciate getting more escapades from this likable group.” –The Best Reviews

Getting Even is one wild ride! Kayla Perrin is an author who belongs on your must read list.”
Romance Reader at Heart

“[A] writer that everyone should read.”–Eric Jerome Dickey

“Kayla Perrin has proven she can write a sensual love story…while keeping the edginess of the story upfront.”-Multicultural Romance Writers

“Perrin peppers the swiftly moving plot with a delicious girl-done-wrong-but-keeps-her-spirit-intact message. Perrin’s growing fan base is sure to welcome any sequel.”–Publishers Weekly on Single Mama Drama

“Perrin is an author who belongs on your must-read list”.–Romance Reader at Heart

“Kayla Perrin delivers a real life drama worth the read.”–The Romance Reader’s Connection on Single Mama’s Got More Drama

AUTHOR BIO:

Kayla Perrin is a USA TODAY and Essence bestselling author who has written more than 40 books.

She resides in southwestern Ontario with her young daughter. She has a bachelor of arts in English and sociology and a bachelor of education, having entertained the idea of becoming a teacher—but she always knew she wanted to be a writer.

Teachers were being laid off in Toronto when Kayla graduated with her B. Ed. Frustrated, she used her time to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a published author and proved that dreams can come true! Indeed, not landing a teaching job was a blessing in disguise. In eight years, she has had twenty-three original releases hit the shelves with three more scheduled for 2006.

Kayla’s novels have received plenty of accolades and awards. She has twice had books voted onto Romance Writers of America’s Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year list, nabbing the number two spot for her 2002 release, Say You Need Me. She has also been the recipient of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine for multicultural romance (2002). In 2001, she received an Arts Acclaim Award for her writing from the city of Brampton.  Kayla’s novel, Sweet Honesty, also voted an RWA Top Ten Favorite Book of the year, was optioned to be made into a movie of the week by Black Entertainment Television.

In 2005, her novel Gimme an O! received rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, The Globe and Mail, and even Entertainment Weekly magazine. Getting Even (Kayla’s first erotica novel) launched Harlequin’s SPICE line in May 2006.

CONNECT WITH KAYLA ONLINE:

WEB SITE: http://www.kaylaperrin.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/people/Kayla-Perrin/900960506
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/#!/kaylaperrin   (@kaylaperrin)

SNEAK TEASE:
In four months, I am going to become a mother.

“You felt the baby move?” Claudia asks, her eyes lighting up.

“Mmm-hmm.”

Claudia squeals in delight then places her hand gently on my ever-growing stomach, as if hoping to catch the baby in action. “I can’t believe it. Before we know it, you’re going to have a baby.”

“I know. Amazing how things can change in a year.”

Last year, I was in the dumps when my marriage ended. My husband, Charles, was having an affair. But worse than that, I found out he was embezzling money from the Wishes Come True charity, where he’d been a member of the board. Dom was an auditor investigating the embezzlement and, long story short, we fell hard for each other. One minute, my life had been at its lowest point being married to a man who didn’t love me, and who had become the subject of a huge public scandal. The next, I was on cloud nine, never imagining that I could be this happy.

The happiness of the moment dissipates as my eyes land on the newspaper Claudia has spread on the table. “You think she knows?” I ask.

Claudia shrugs. “Maybe. Probably. She works in the news. She must have heard something at the station.”

“Then again, maybe not,” I say. “It’s not like she does the entertainment beat. And she doesn’t work weekends. So…” I let my statement trail off as I take a seat across from Claudia, figuring my words are wishful thinking at best.

I look at the picture in the Atlanta Journal Constitution she’s been reading, upside-down from my vantage point. But I can still make out the photo and the headline: One of Atlanta’s Most Eligible Bachelors Is Off the Market.

“Then again,” Claudia begins, “even if she’s heard, it’s not like it’s a big deal. She’s over Rugged.”

I meet Claudia’s eyes and stare at her for a long moment, wondering if she believes her own words. Sure, Lishelle has told us over and over again that she doesn’t want a relationship with Rugged. She has stressed that he was simply a fling. And granted, she’s the one who broke up with him. But still, I have never quite believed that she wasn’t really into him.

Lishelle went through a bitch of a breakup with a guy she was crazy about before she met Rugged—although breakup isn’t the right word, since Glenn wasn’t hers to begin with. I know how hard it was for me to learn my husband was cheating on me, so I can only imagine that it was far more devastating for Lishelle to discover that her college flame—the one she still held a torch for—lied about being married when he came back into her life years later. The prick had used her for her money, stringing her along real good until he was able to steal a ton of cash from her. Ever since that betrayal—and considering she was also married before but divorced because her husband cheated on her—she’s been understandably guarding her heart.

At least, that’s my opinion. Because with Rugged—a local rap sensation and six years her junior—she was a different person. Happier, more vibrant. And she hasn’t quite been the same since she told him that their relationship could never go anywhere, and subsequently ended things with him.

Still, I say to Claudia, “I guess you’re right. She’s the one who broke up with him.”

“Exactly,” Claudia stresses, and then her eyes flit over my shoulder. Quickly, she grabs the newspaper, folds it and tosses it under the booth. Which tells me Lishelle has arrived.

And it also tells me that what Claudia just said—that the news of Rugged’s engagement will be no big deal to Lishelle—is hogwash.

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH SPECIAL: DEADLY SECRETS by LEEANN BURKE (contemporary romantic suspense)

THE REVOLVING BOOK ~ SPECIAL FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

POSTED TUESDAY, OCT. 11th, 2011

THE REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS BY LEEANN BURKE

TITLE : DEADLY SECRETS

GENRE : ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://tinyurl.com/63fpnmp

RELEASE DATE: CURRENT

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

LACHESIS PUBLISHING: http://tinyurl.com/44da7ju

AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/3panbd2

REVIEWS:

“Burke pens a first-class novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the end with its many plot twists. Not only is the mystery aspect of this story well-written, the romance is equally interesting. If all this isn’t enough to make you want to buy this read, Burke and the publisher are donating proceeds to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. Brava!” ~ Romantic Times

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYxWzA_vXqw

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.leeannburke.com/books.html

SYNOPSIS:

PHILIPPE LAFRANCE is a well known reclusive writer whose life is suddenly thrown upside down. The grandfather he never knew existed dies. Throughout his own investigation, Philippe learns that his family has kept secrets from him, deep, ugly secrets. A killer is murdering the men in his family. First his father then his grandfather have succumbed at the hands of another. This murderer is trying his utmost to keep secrets buried.

Bereft, ROXANNE ST. CLAIR is left to manage a restaurant when the only person who ever mattered to her, her foster parent and mentor, is murdered. She puts her life on hold to find his killer and bring him to justice.

Thrown together by circumstance and a mutual goal, Philippe and Roxanne fight their attraction and team up to find the killer, bring him to justice and unearth the truth. To stay alive, they must keep one step ahead of the assassin in order to prevent him from killing his next target, Philippe. Will they succeed in bringing to justice this killer before Philippe becomes his next victim? Will they be able to deal with the truth behind all the secrets?

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH:

DEADLY SECRETS is an official sponsor for the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF). Proceeds from the sale of this title go to the ABCF. Ms Burke is also donating 100% of her royalties to Breast Cancer research.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month LeeAnn is offering DEADLY SECRETS ebook $2.99 & will donate $1 of each copy sold to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

AUTHOR BIO:

At the age of 12 Leeann put pen to paper and created stories. She finished her first and only short story within weeks. She kept on writing throughout high school, university and her first few dead end jobs. To this day she still has a pen and paper handy.

After 22 years of writing she finally got “the call”. The owner of LBF Books called to let me know she wanted to purchase DEADLY SECRETS. Her dream was finally coming true. She decided to give her dream more purpose by donating funds to the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) and to a Canadian organization that does Breast Cancer Research. DEADLY SECRETS is also a proud sponsor for ABCF.

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SNEAK PEEK:

In a secluded corner of the Rock Heaven restaurant, Philippe brooded. He struggled with the notion that so many people had expressed their sympathy for a man he never knew existed until his death. He checked the room, once again seeking the long dark brown curls and slim figure of Roxanne St-Clair.

He braced himself when he noticed her. She was heading his way and her ankle length black dress accentuating her slim waist.

She switched her cola to her other hand and extended her hand. “I’m Roxanne St-Clair.”

Despite noticing anger in her eyes, he shook her hand. He wondered how her soft hands would feel caressing the rest of his body. Philippe mentally shook himself. “Philippe Lafrance, but you already know that.” To his annoyance, silently she settled in the seat beside him and toyed with the straw in her drink.

Finally, she shrugged, “I didn’t know George had a grandson. Imagine my surprise when his lawyer told us the news a few days ago.”

Her comment hit a sore point. He averted his gaze. Past experience taught him raw emotions left a person vulnerable. It was the last thing he wanted this woman to pick up on, his vulnerability. Anger he could deal with, but sympathy infuriated him. He’d already spotted it on her face. If she knew how much he hurt…

Philippe drained the last of his beer. “That makes two of us.”

Her eyes widened in shock at the news, only to shrink into small slits. Sharp as a whip, she’d picked up on his sarcasm.

“I have a hard time believing that,” said Roxanne harshly.

“This will come as a surprise, but I really don’t care what you or anyone else believes.” He met her glare with one of his own. “So what was the bastard really like?”

He winced at her sudden sharp intake of breath and instantly regretted the slip. Her eyes darkened to a deep hazel. His words now lay between them like a heavy cloth ready to smother them both.

“Don’t you dare speak of George like that. You have no right to criticize him, especially on the day we buried him.”

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