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HAUNTING EMBRACE by ERIN QUINN (paranormal romance)

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THE REVOLVING BOOK – TUESDAY EDITION

POSTED TUESDAY SEPT. 27th, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by ERIN QUINN

TITLE: HAUNTING EMBRACE

GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: BERKLEY SENSATION:  http://berkleyjoveauthors.com/book1987

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SYNOPSIS

ENDLESS LOVE

Within Meaghan Ballagh surges the blood of an ancient sorceress whose long ago love for the druid Áedán ended in treachery—a fate that ensnares Meaghan herself when she is thrust into the past. She can feel the desire between the sorceress and the handsome druid rise inside her. To ensure her survival, she must piece together the history of the woman who haunts her and the man who needs her.

ETERNAL BETRAYAL

Áedán recognizes Meaghan. He always will. For the spirit of his one true love—and immortal enemy—is in her. A woman for whom Áedán once risked everything he ever had only to be repaid with betrayal and eternal damnation. This time, he’s not going to let Meaghan escape—because together they have the power to change their destiny.

As the passion between them grows, so do their fears of arousing an ancient, haunted, and forbidden love, and for changing a past that could irrevocably destroy the future.

REVIEWS:

“A SERIES THAT TAKES MY BREATH AWAY.” ~Fresh Fiction

RT Book Reviews calls Haunting Embrace:  “Beautifully written. One of the pure joys of reading a Quinn novel is the incredible visual nature of her writing!”

Praise for the Mists of Ireland Series:

“HAUNTING DESIRE is the most intense and engrossing entry in the series so far and that’s saying a lot. If I had to use a one word description it would be, ASTOUNDING.”  Manic Readers.

“An enthralling read. Quinn’s mélange of paranormal, time travel and romance is outstanding!”   Romance Readers Connection

Top Pick:  “Haunting Beauty is a book that you won’t want to put down and leaves you breathless for more.” Night Owl Romance

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

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://youtu.be/P0SilhfbJmk

AUTHOR BIO: Erin Quinn is an award winning author. Her books have been called “riveting,” “brilliantly plotted” and “beautifully written” and have won, placed or showed in the Booksellers Best, WILLA Award for Historical fiction, the Orange Rose, Golden Quill, Best Books,  and Award of Excellence. Book four in her Mists of Ireland series, HAUNTING EMBRACE, will be in bookstores October 2011.

CONNECT WITH ERIN ONLINE:

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/ErinQuinnAuthur

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/#!/ErinQuinnAuthor

BLOG: http://quinnessentials.blogspot.com/

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SNEAK TEASE:

He found his fingers tunneling beneath her hair to cup her head in his palms. It seemed they moved without his thought or will. He tilted her face back so he could look at her. Her skin glowed like ivory, her eyes dark and drowned with emotion, her mouth soft and full. She’d bitten her lips in her anxiety, and now they were red, a vibrant splash of color in the gray world.

Her eyes widened as he lowered his mouth to hers, but she didn’t turn away, nor did she push him away. He felt the pending rush of fate slam into him as his lips touched hers. Thoughts of the stolen moments on the cliffs that afternoon had all but consumed him. He’d craved the sensation of her arms clinging tight, the softness of her breasts crushed against the wall of his chest, her hips pressed to his. . . .

Now he felt like an anchored ship whipped by a storm that refused to let it idle securely at bay. He ripped free in a powerful surge, back­ing her to the wall, needing that solid surface to keep from hurling himself out to sea.

The eye of the storm was within him, the fury of it all around.

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A KNIGHT IN COWBOY BOOKS by SUZIE QUINT (contemporary romance)

THE REVOLVING BOOK – TUESDAY EDITION

POSTED FRIDAY SEPT. 23rd, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by SUZIE QUINT

TITLE: A KNIGHT IN COWBOY BOOTS

GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: PINK PETAL BOOKS   http://bit.ly/pL6USv

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SYNOPSIS:

When Zach McKnight, an irresistible oil rig worker with a thick-as-honey Texan drawl, first pokes into the secrets surrounding the mysterious Maddie Wells, he has no idea that the chance encounter will change his life forever. Maddie Wells is on the run with Jesse, the infant son of her murdered sister. The boy’s father isn’t far behind. He wants his son and is willing to kill to get him. Zach is intrigued from the first moment he sees the dark haired beauty in a hotel, but getting his hard working hands on her delectable body is more easily dreamt than achieved. He gets shot for his trouble, by Maddie no less, and sucked into the web of lies and fear that surround her.

REVIEWS:

BOOK STRAND:

Great read! Intersecting and weaving the storyline to have it come back around to past and present characters was really good. I enjoyed it and hated going to work in the middle of the ‘book’. Sign me up for your next book!

MANIC READERS

A Knight in Cowboy Boots is quite original, and Quint deals with the conflicts and mysteries very well. These are just ordinary folks, caught up in a bad situation, but they stick together to help Maddie extricate herself from the mess. This is a nice little love story, with scarred but very believable characters that I liked a lot.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://bit.ly/qF0f1X

AUTHOR BIO:  Suzie Quint has always been fascinated with the human psyche, so she can imagine no better way to explore the human condition than through the characters she writes. Finding the happy ending for the people who inhabit her worlds is the best job anyone could have. Getting to share them with others… It doesn’t get any better than that.

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CONTEST:

I’m having a contest on September 25th. I will be giving an ebook of A Knight in Cowboy Boots to anyone who comments on my blog. http://suziequint.blogspot.com/

SNEAK TEASE:

He grabbed her hips, trying to force her to be still. “Stop. St—st—stop.”

“Now what?” Maddie’s tone hinted at annoyance, but her eyes gleamed with amusement.

Zach took several deep breaths. Finally, he swallowed once, hard. “What?”

“You just keep slowing things down. Last time it was ‘I’ll finish first.’ Is that it? Do you have a problem with . . . ” Maddie waved a hand, like that was supposed to tell him what she was thinking. “Premature—”

“No!” Zach shouted, appalled she would even think . . .

“Then what?” Her previous amusement was fading.

Zach closed his eyes and gritted his teeth. Lord, give me strength. “I don’t have a condom.”

“You don’t have a condom?” Maddie repeated as though he’d said he’d forgotten to bring his balls.

“Hey! I thought I was going to church with Jake and Rachel,” Zach said, defending himself. “Somehow it seems like God might doubt my sincerity if I start packing condoms to church!”

He could hear a desperate edge in Maddie’s laughter, but at least she was laughing.

“I don’t know why that’s so damn funny. You didn’t bring your gun to church either.”

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DECEIVING THE PROTECTOR (RESURRECTION SERIES – BOOK TWO) by DEE TONORIO (paranormal romantic suspense)

THE REVOLVING BOOK – TUESDAY EDITION

POSTED TUESDAY SEPT. 20TH, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by DEE TONORIO

TITLE: DECEIVING THE PROTECTOR, RESURRECTION SERIES, BOOK TWO

GENRE:  PARANORMAL ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

PUBLISHER: CARINA PRESS : http://bit.ly/q3IuyB

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RELEASE: CURRENT

SYNOPSIS: The mate he never wanted may be the woman he can never have…

After a series of murders is discovered along the trail of the Shifter Underground, wolf soldier Jensen Tate is assigned to find and protect a missing stray. But Lia Crawford doesn’t seem to want his protection. When she eludes his watch and returns with mysterious injuries, Tate knows she’s hiding something. To discover her secrets, he’ll have to win her trust…and get closer to the woman he thinks may be his mate.

Lia has reasons to keep her distance. The killer is haunting her steps, determined to claim her. He will come after them both if he sees how drawn she is to Tate, though it becomes increasingly difficult to deny her attraction to him. Protecting Tate is vital – but will her deception cost her his love?

REVIEWS:

1) Smitten With Reading:

Rating: A+

“The entire books reeks of action & suspense, passion & love, heartache & desperation, and it is ALL so good!!  From the moment that I started it, I simply could not put it down.” Christy Snow, Smitten With Reading

2) LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS:

Rating: 5 Books!

“I’m pretty sure I’d be happy to read Ms. Tenorio’s shopping list. Her writing is strong and descriptive and she is one of the most talented authors I’ve had the privilege to read. Her world-building skill is incredible, especially how she meshes the world we know with the world she creates and has me looking over my shoulder for the beings she says exist here… Deceiving the Protector has what it takes to make readers sit up and take notice. It has that special something that grabs hold and doesn’t let go until the last page. Readers are in for a treat that will have them thinking about it long after the last page is read. It’s so worth the time to read, and I’m looking forward to the next book. I’ll be first in line to grab a copy.”

3) I HEART YA BOOKS:

“The storyline is amazing. The depth that Dee Tenorio takes you into this world of the wolf shifter and the characters . . . It will blow your mind. I’ve always loved wolf shifter Paranormals with the mating and bonding for life. The passion between Tate and Lia is just beyond beautiful, and when Tate explains the bonding of mates to Lia, that did it for me. Tate was my man lol. I didn’t know about this series, so this is the second book in the Resurrection series, but you better believe I’ll be getting the first book Tempting the Enemy. I highly recommend Deceiving the Protector as a must read!”    , I Heart YA Books

4) REFLECTIONS ON READING ROMANCE:

“The suspense is skillfully drawn out, and the mix of action and romance is just right… Given the dark tone of this novel and the deft handling of the suspense and romance, I’m definitely looking forward to reading more about the shifters at Resurrection.”

5) CK2 Kwips & Kritiques:

RATING: 4.5 Clovers
“I’ve been in a serious reading slump. Reading DECEIVING THE PROTECTOR snapped me out  of it… Lia grabbed me from the first sentence from the first page until the last page, and as always [Ms. Tenorio’s] heroes are well drawn out and drool worthy.

“DECEIVING THE PROTECTOR is like a roller coaster ride… (B)oth Tate and Lia had such great character arcs and they tugged at my emotional heartstrings from the start… While I enjoyed the first book in the series, DECEIVING THE PROTECTOR turned me into a fan.”

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AUTHOR BIO:  Dee Tenorio has a few reality issues. After much therapy for the problem—if one can call being awakened in the night by visions of hot able-bodied men a problem—she has proved incurable. It turns out she enjoys tormenting herself by writing sizzling, steamy romances of various genres spanning paranormal mystery dramas, contemporaries and romantic comedies. Preferably starring the sexy, somewhat grumpy heroes described above and smart-mouthed heroines who have much better hair than she does.

The best part is, no more therapy bills!

Well, not for Dee, anyway. Her husband and kids, on the other hand…

If you would like to learn more about Dee and her work, please visit her website at http://www.deetenorio.com <http://www.deetenorio.com>  or her blog at http://www.deetenorio.com/Blog/.

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SNEAK TEASE:

Lia awoke in a burst of awareness, every one of her senses reaching outward for any trace of threat. Sight, smell, that tingle of danger at the side of her neck that rang so hard it stung whenever Asher was near. In a split second, her body relaxed, but not because she sensed she was alone.
The complete opposite, really.
Flinty gray eyes stared at her, the gaze locked on her face so intently she knew he’d been watching her while she slept. He sat on a large rock, pooled in sunlight, one long leg sprawled out while his elbow balanced on his bent knee. Afternoon sunlight, given the lack of moisture in the air. God, how long had she slept? It didn’t matter. The peril was in waking up to this brooder on the rock.
He stared at her while his hand moved slowly over something she couldn’t see. Something else spilled down between his cupped hands, swinging slightly as it gained length. She tried to focus on it, her vision blurring at the edges. Exhausted, she closed her eyes, the lids sliding like gravel over the delicate tissue of her eyes. A scent she couldn’t place was flooding her, probably whatever it was he was peeling…
She tried to lick her lips. Too late, she realized her tongue was stuck to the roof of her mouth and her limbs felt like lead. Worse, her belly felt hollowed out, the emptiness of it sending streaks of pain to every limb. Her blood felt like sludge, barely moving through her veins, which explained why her mind felt fuzzy, her thoughts disjointed.
Healing sleep.
It hit all shifters hard, making them sleep like the dead while their bodies worked at larger wounds and bruises. The more extensive the damage, the deeper the sleep. She should have been able to heal the bruises on her throat with normal sleep, but her body was empty, had been for too many days. It had nothing left to give.
Cool moisture touched her lips, her lids flying upward in shock. Tate knelt next to her, the hard muscle of his thigh pressing against her ribs. He wasn’t watching her eyes anymore, instead staring at her mouth. Where he held a piece of naked fruit.
Rearing back into the thin cushion of her pallet, she tried to escape, but her body couldn’t follow her command. The best she could manage was to turn her head, but after a muttered curse from the man leaning over her, that failed too. His hand, warm enough to penetrate the cold in her skin, caught her chin, pulling her back into position for the waiting fruit.
“You’ve been fighting me off for hours but you’ve got nothing left, Sunshine.” The apple touched her lips again, the tart aroma of it inhaled with each breath. Hunger ate at her stomach in greedy response. Oh God, how she wanted it.
“Eat,” he coaxed, a warm whisper that curled in her ears like a lure. The melted sensation in her limbs wasn’t so bad all of a sudden. “It’ll help.”
Her brain triggered a flash of Javak, the big man leading a few others to the Underground. He hadn’t taken no for an answer either, when he’d come across her on the road. “We know where there’s some food waiting. Come on, girl, we just want to help…”
Until Asher exacted his punishment, it would help. No, not this time. She clamped her lips together, trying to twist free.
Tate’s eyes went stormy, his mouth hardening into a frown. “Eat, goddamn it.”
So much for melting… All sweet and charming until he didn’t get what he wanted. If she opened her mouth to tell him so, he’d shove that fruit in, she just knew it. He’d probably smirk while doing it.
“Eat or the next time you close those pretty eyes, you die.”
She glared at him, but there was no threat in his eyes. Just cold, distant facts. He wasn’t wrong, she could feel that in her bones. In its need to heal her, her body would keep drawing on reserves she didn’t have, shutting down parts of her body one after another until there wasn’t anything left. She wouldn’t even be able to fight it, the sleep drawing her into a coma before eating her alive.
Who will save Laurel then?
The question rebalanced the scales the way nothing else would have. Closing her eyes again, she opened her mouth. The cold fruit invaded instantly, sweet and crisp where it dragged across the edge of her teeth.
“Open your eyes, Lia. Keep them on me.”
She chewed slowly, savoring the flavor, trying not to moan in relief. The next bite was waiting for her, another after that. She lifted her lids from time to time, just to prove she wasn’t falling under, but otherwise ignored him completely. He stayed quiet, feeding her without grumble or command, until she wasn’t sure how much time had passed. The fruit kept coming, loosening the heavy tightness in her muscles until the aches faded completely.
This was a side of him she could get used to, she decided, hoping the grin in her mind wasn’t on her face. Silent and beautiful would make him just about perfect…
“What the fuck is this?”
Her hand came up to push at the fingers pulling down the edges of her scarf to expose her throat. She didn’t have much strength, but she could move well enough to lift the scarf back into place. To turn away from him.
“Who did this to you? No more games.” A firm hand pulled on her shoulder, flattening her to the pallet.
He could roll her all he liked, be as angry as he wanted, but he was alive and she had every intention of keeping him that way. If by some miracle Asher could let Tate live for touching her like this, he absolutely wouldn’t allow anyone to know about him and survive.
“Stop!” she snapped, her voice coming out a graveled mess.
Was it her imagination or did Tate pale at the sound of it? It didn’t matter, because her hands were no match for his now that he’d sniffed out an injury. Tugs at the scarf had her pushing harder at him. Angry, desperate, she felt the acid burn in her fingertips as her claws extended, dragging a shredded scream from her as she slashed at his face.
In a blur, he was gone, backed away, but the agony of the small shift had her cradling her palm to her chest, gasping for breath.
“What the hell happened to you?”
Eyes closed against the waves of pain still radiating from her hand, from the concern in his tone, she knew he meant more than the bruises on her neck. She didn’t look at him. Couldn’t. It was one thing when he looked at her as if she were insane, occasionally as if she were food. She couldn’t stand for him to look at her as if she were a freak.
Even if she was.
“Leave me alone.” The words moved like blades through her throat. All that sleep had done nothing to heal what Asher had damaged in warning. He’d crushed her throat, done it remorselessly, just to prove he could have ripped it out if he wanted to.
“I can protect you, Lia,” Tate said softly. “It’s what I’m here for. I’ll keep you safe. All you need to do is trust me.”
She squeezed her eyes tighter at the solemnity of that promise.
He couldn’t protect her. No one could. She was all that stood between him and certain death. But there was nothing she could say to make him understand that. Nothing he’d believe, anyway. He hadn’t trusted a single word she’d said since they met. To him, lies of omission were no better than lies in general. She lifted her face to stare at him, wondering if he could see how soulless she’d become to stay alive.
Or was he blinded by the shadows where his own soul was supposed to be?
She lifted her chin, holding her arm closer to her chest. “Why should I?”
His mouth hardened into a flat line, his eyes little more than glittering slits of gray. Finally, he stomped over to his bag, dragging out a shirt tied into a knot at one end, bulging with fruit in the middle. He tossed her the makeshift sack. “Eat those. I’ll be back.”
“Where are you going?” She was apprehensive to let him out of her sight but in no shape to stop him. Next, he yanked out what looked like a leather belt, the swishing whip of it sliding out of the pack loud enough to make her cringe.
“Hunting,” he growled. “I have an irresistible urge to kill something. I’d rather it not be you. I’ll be back in an hour, maybe two. If you go anywhere this time, I’ll find you—and let me tell you, Lia, it won’t be pretty when I do.”
Those last words were tossed over his shoulder as he brushed past the bushes to the trees beyond, leaving her alone in their small camp.
Lia watched the spot where he disappeared for long minutes before reaching into the sack with her good hand. The deep, sizzling tingle in her neck began to burn, providing an ironic security to her mind. Asher was here. Watching her. She ate slowly, knowing every bite was being counted. Resented. Tallied.
It didn’t matter. The need outweighed the risk.
For now, she could only restore her body and wait for Tate’s return.

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HARDBALL by V.K. SYKES (contemporary romance)

THE REVOLVING BOOK – FRIDAY EDITION

POSTED FRIDAY SEPT. 16th, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by V.K. SYKES

TITLE: HARDBALL

GENRE:  CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

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RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2011

SYNOPSIS:

After years of hard work and keeping her nose firmly to the grindstone, Dr. Holly Bell has finally achieved her dream: a position as a pediatric surgeon at a prestigious teaching hospital. Children’s lives rest in her skilled hands. That means total dedication to her work and her patients without letting anything or anyone get in the way. And a hot affair with a superstar athlete is most definitely getting in Holly’s way.

Nate Carter, star pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots, has the world in the palm of his baseball glove. He’s at the height of his game, a west coast team is about to lure him with even greater riches, and the most gorgeous women in town are in full pursuit. Nate has everything he wants, or at least he thinks he does, until he meets the beautiful and brainy Dr. Holly Bell. He’s totally up for a hot affair, and Holly turns out to be the hottest.

But will Holly be willing to play his game? When the lovely doctor starts changing the rules, Nate realizes he just might be playing for keeps.

SNEAK TEASE:

Nate’s mouth thinned into a hard, determined line.  He looked as if he’d like to pull her onto his lap and spank her.  Somehow, the thought didn’t alarm her as much as it should have.

“Come on, Holly.  You’re smart and capable and tough.  You’ve got nothing to prove.  But if that creep gets a chance, he’ll grab you, and I don’t think you’ll be able to do much about it.”

When he took a step toward her, she backed away.  More than anything, she wanted to collapse into his arms, but there was too much at stake for self-indulgent weakness.  He couldn’t stay forever, and then what would she do when he left again?

Nate threw up his hands in frustration.  “Jesus, woman!  Just let me help you, okay?  I can’t stand by and do nothing when you’re in danger.”

Holly shook her head again, but she could feel her resolve start to erode.  “I can’t do it, Nate.  I just can’t,” she pleaded.

Now his eyes gleamed, as if he sensed her weakening.  “Sure, you can,” he said in a coaxing voice.  “Because if you kick me out of here, I swear I’ll sit on your sidewalk all day and sleep in my car out front all night.”

She stared at him, all six-feet-five inches of rampant masculinity, hard as a rock, his jaw set with a determination she knew meant he’d stop at nothing to keep her safe.  It made her feel all gooey inside, but it also scared the hell out of her.  If he stayed with her, they’d end up in bed at some point as sure as the sun rose every day in the east.  When it came to him, she was that weak.

REVIEWS:

“This is a wonderful story that certainly embraces the reality of a very hot love affair, filled with erotic loving and descriptions of encounters that were steamy, to say the least. Yet there were the raw realities of a dying child, an angry and threatening parent, the inadequacies of law enforcement to provide safety for those who are threatened, the necessities of trust and fidelity between two people, the pressures of a professional team management, the worries surrounding an incapacitating injury, and the prospect of a long-distance relationship. All gave balance to a story that was certainly romantic, but one that is rooted in real life and its stresses. I found the characters to be very realistic, edgy, clearly defined and able to stand on their own, with strength and with a sense of who they were.”
DIK Reviews <http://dikladiesrule.blogspot.com/2011/08/playing-game-of-life-hardball-by-v-j.html>

“Great characterizations! Dedicated surgeon meets superstar baseball player and sparks fly in bed and out—but they’re on different wavelengths, commitment-wise. When a psycho parent of one of her patients threatens her life, his decision to protect her brings out his true feelings for her. A mostly delightful romp with two skillfully drawn characters and a bit of spine-tingling suspense!”
—Ann Jacobs, Amazon review

READ AN EXCERPT FOR HARDBALL: http://www.vksykes.com/

AUTHOR BIO:  V.K. Sykes is a husband and wife team who write sexy contemporary romance.  The female half of V.K. is Vanessa Kelly, who writes Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra.  You can find V.K. Sykes on the web at:  http://www.vksykes.com.  You can find Vanessa on the web at http://www.vanessakellyauthor.com

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BAREFOOT by MICHELLE HOLMAN (contemporary romantic comedy)

THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY SEPT. 13th, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by MICHELLE HOLMAN

TITLE: BAREFOOT

GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: HARPER COLLINS NZ:  http://tinyurl.com/69usfd6

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RELEASE DATE:  November, 2011

SYNOPSIS:

When Sherry slept with Glenn, she had a career and a future. Little did she know she’d leave them all behind in a motel bedroom. What was she thinking?

In this blistering tale of two self-centred, headstrong high-achievers, Michelle Holman continues the story she began in her bestselling first novel, Bonkers.

The brother-in-law and sister-in-law—who famously met when she nearly arrested him for breaching bio-security with a banana—have three things in common.

They’re uncommonly tall, neither is anything like their married siblings, and they fancy each other something rotten.

Trouble is, Sherry can’t stand the arrogant former American NBA star, while Glenn can’t stand the aloof ‘don’t mess with me’ policewoman.

Ending up in bed together is a great surprise. Neither wanting to admit it was a nice surprise is a complicating factor.  And then the fun begins.

With Michelle’s trademark talent for sizzling sex and the best one-liners you’ve heard in a long time, readers and characters alike are in for a treat.

SNEAK TEASE:

Glenn felt the familiar warring urges to either kiss her or strangle her. ‘Are you always this blunt?’

Her winged brows drew together. ‘I don’t have a lot of time left,’ she said haughtily.

He was used to women throwing themselves at him, but this felt like booking an appointment at the dentist. ‘You’re sure you can fit me into your busy schedule?’ he asked sarcastically.

‘I’m visiting the cousin of somebody I work with, at one of the police precincts this afternoon. Her name’s Roberta. She’s taking me to a honky-tonk bar tonight.’ Sherry mentioned the name of the bar and Glenn knew it. ‘Can you meet me there at ten-thirty?’ she asked. ‘I don’t want to be home too late.’

Now he was being given a time limit. ‘Only if you wear your merry widow.’

Her jaw dropped. ‘My what? How do you know I’ve got a merry widow?’

‘Are you two coming to take your shots?’ Kell called.

‘Never you mind,’ Glenn retorted. ‘Just wear it.’

Sherry had removed her sunglasses to take the photos, and fumbled as she wrenched them from her pocket and jammed them on her face. ‘I’ll think about it,’ she said, and strode away.

REVIEWS:

“Trust me when I say you will not want to miss reading this book. It is a sure bet this story will have you laughing and give you enough entertainment to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy for days to come.” Rated 5 coffee cups.

“A story of mayhem , family life and interferring biddies – Barefoot has it all.” – The Phantom Paragrapher

“I found Barefoot just as readable as Bonkers, if not more so. It’s a real page-turner as you just want to know how things will turn out. Plus it’s a real twist on the usual love story.” – kmtv

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

WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE HOLMAN:  http://www.youtube.com/user/michelleholman444?feature=mhum

AUTHOR BIO:

I’m a full time author living in Cambridge, New Zealand which is not far from where the Hobbiton set was built for the Lord of The Rings movies and is being used again for the filming of The Hobbit. A lot of short people with large feet living in the area got to be extras on the LOTR movies and are being called back for The Hobbit. I’m average height and have average sized feet so I don’t qualify but, I KNOW people with big feet who are STARS.

Like most authors, I spent every moment of my childhood with my head stuck in a book and recall writing my first book when I was twelve. It was about two New Zealand girls who went to London; and fell in love with a couple of rock stars. This may have had something to do with me going to my first rock concert.  Unsurprisingly, the book never saw the light of day. I did what most kiwis do when they leave school, travelled abroad and met my English husband. We’ve been married for twenty-five years in June and have two teenagers. He still likes to point out my parents bought me a one-way ticket to England, which isn’t true – if it was they would have moved without telling me. We live on a few acres with two horses, a Border Collie-crossed-with-something dog that eats sofas, and a cat that rules the roost. I’m a lapsed Emergency Department nurse (you never stop being a nurse, you just lapse) and I’ve also worked as a  holiday camp chalet maid in the UK, kibbutz worker, and as a tissue transplant co-ordinator at the Coroner’s Officer.

I’m published in New Zealand and Australia by Harper Collins and in Austria, Germany and Switzerland by Droemer. I write what I like to read: sexy, funny romances with flawed heroes and heroines and happy endings. Barefoot is my fourth book, and the sequel to my first, Bonkers which is Lisa Jackson’s story. I always intended to write stories for her sister, Sherry, and brother, Ben but wasn’t planning on doing it so soon. However, Sherry had other ideas and “talked down” the characters in the book I began writing until I gave in and wrote her story instead which was tough because I had to research professional basketball and watch lots of big, fit men pound around the court.  My fifth book is due for release in New Zealand and Australia in November, 2011. It isn’t Ben Jackson’s story – that’s a couple of books away but I can hear Ben murmuring…
I love to hear from readers – it’s what makes writing books so worthwhile.

CONNECT WITH MICHELLE HOLMAN ONLINE:

FACEBOOK:  http://tinyurl.com/6apjn7h

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

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AWESOME GIVEAWAY – FREE BOOKS AND MORE!

by Joanna D’Angelo

AS SOME OF YOU KNOW I’M THE NEW VP EDITORIAL AT LACHESIS PUBLISHING (http://lachesispublishing.com/) (YAY! I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT). 😀

WE’RE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING A NEW WEB SITE BUT IN THE MEANTIME WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU A TASTE OF SOME OF OUR TERRIFIC BOOKS!

WE’RE GIVING AWAY ONE FREE E-BOOK PER PERSON at LACHESIS PUBLISHING.

AND WE KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE OUR BOOKS AS MUCH AS WE DO—SO WE’RE ALSO OFFERING A 25% DISCOUNT ON EVERYTHING WE HAVE AVAILABLE— BOTH PRINT AND E-BOOKS!  MORE ON THAT AT THE END OF THIS MESSAGE POST…

BUT FIRST WE WANT YOU TO CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING E-BOOKS—FOR FREE!

ONCE YOU KNOW THE BOOK YOU WANT, E-MAIL LEEANN LESSARD leeann.lessard@sympatico.ca WITH YOUR SELECTION AND LEEANN WILL SEND YOU THE E-BOOK FOR FREE!


DEBORAH JACKSON’S “TIME MEDDLERS”
(BOOK 1 in the “TIME MEDDLERS” YA SERIES (Young adult fiction at its finest! I’ve read the entire series and it’s AWESOME! I love it!!!  We have a new one coming out in 2012.  TIME MEDDLERS” INFO   and EXCERPT (click on the link to read an excerpt and find out more about Deborah Jackson).

Matt and Sarah are 13 going on—trouble!  When they discover a time machine that Matt’s father Nathan, a noted scientist created, they get into a mess of mischief.  Matt’s father has been absent for years, and Matt was raised by his “guardian”, Nathan’s assistant Nadine—a very mysterious and nefarious woman. Matt believes that his father is stuck in a time warp and that Nadine put him there.  But when Nadine pushes the kids into the time machine, Matt and Sarah find out just how deadly dangerous time travel can be.

J.M. GRIFFIN’S “FOR LOVE OF LIVVY” (BOOK 1 in the fun/entertaining and absolutely delicious VINNIE ESPOSITO MYSTERY SERIES) “FOR LOVE OF LIVVY” INFO (click on the link to find out more about J.M. Griffin).

After her favorite aunt is found dead and a suspicious box is mysteriously left on her aunt’s doorstep (now her home), criminal justice teacher Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, wants explanations.

But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are startled by the precious stones which were found inside and addressed to Aunt Livvy. Frustrated by the cops’ refusal to share their theories, Vinnie takes investigative matters into her own hands.

Vinnie is soon dragged into situations beyond her control, finding herself in hot water with the law, the crooks, and her Italian father.

Willing to put her life at risk to find out what really happened to her beloved Aunt Livvy, and why jewels would be sent to her aunt, Vinnie plunges ahead with her tenacity, bravery, and keen wits to solve and survive this mystery.

GREG BALLAN’S “HYBRID”  (BOOK 1 IN THE HYBRID SERIES – HORROR/THRILLER—hit the #1 spot at Fictionwise-—will have you on the edge of your seat!) “HYBRID” EXCERPT (click on the link to read an excerpt and find out more about Greg Ballan).

Erik Knight, a small town private investigator, always knew he was different from everybody else. His keener senses, heightened awareness and an enhanced physical strength that could be called upon by his sheer will, always came in handy on a case.

But when Erik becomes involved with a team of high profile investigators and local police trying to locate a girl who was kidnapped in the middle of a playground amongst dozens of adults and children—he is thrust into a dark world of pure evil. The search evolves into a full-scale manhunt into the eerie and desolate woodlands of the Hopedale Mountain.

After a lethal encounter and a fatality, Erik and the investigative team realize that who they’re dealing with isn’t a man, but quite possibly a sentient predator not of this world—with a hunger for young children.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

WE WANT YOU TO KEEP READING OUR GREAT BOOKS! SO WE’RE OFFERING A 25% DISCOUNT ON EVERYTHING WE HAVE AVAILABLE – BOTH PRINT AND E-BOOK!

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HAVE FUN AND HAPPY READING!

Cheers,
Joanna D’Angelo

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DARK PASSION RISING (A DARK BREED NOVEL) by SHANNAN ALBRIGHT (paranormal romance/urban fantasy)

THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY SEPT. 6th, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by SHANNAN ALBRIGHT

Shannan Albright – Romance you can sink your fangs into

TITLE: DARK PASSION RISING (A DARK BREED NOVEL)

GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANCE/URBAN FANTASY

RELEASED: MARCH 2011

BUY LINKS:

http://www.evernightpublishing.com/products/Dark-Passion-Rising-by-Shannan-Albright.html

Amazon Kindle <http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Rising-Breed-Novel-ebook/dp/B004TNGO5E

All Romance ebook <http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-darkpassionrising-529278-139.html

AUTHOR WEBSITE http://www.shannanalbright.weebly.com/

PUBLISHER: EVERNIGHT PUBLISHING http://www.evernightpublishing.com

SYNOPSIS:

Tambra Ellis has just had her world turned upside down. Surviving a bite from a Lycan, attracted to one hot vampire and now she has to look forward to turning into something from some bad werewolf movie.

Marcus Valerian has enough on his plate without the added complication of Tambra Ellis. Fiery and independent? Sure. Beautiful with a body made for sin? Oh Yeah. She’s also a human cop. Tambra is everything he needs to stay away from.

As leader of the Tribunal’s enforcers it’s up to him to find out why the Dark Breeds are going feral and killing humans in ever increasing numbers. Tambra’s life is in the balance as the secrets of her past place her in the middle of a battle that will change the world forever.

Will Marcus and Tambra’s love survive or will it be too late?

SNEAK TEASE:

The sharp edge of hysteria rose in her voice.  “I will not turn into a dog.   I don’t even like dogs.”

That made him smile despite the seriousness of the situation.  She was absolutely adorable and he was in deep shit because of it.  Yet, he couldn’t seem to make himself care.
“Wolf, not dog.  You were bitten by a Lycan, not Lassie.”

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.shannanalbright.weebly.com/

WATCH THE TRAILER: http://www.youtube/shannanalbright

AUTHOR BIO:

I currently live in Las Vegas, NV with my husband of seven years a beautiful step-daughter and two cats and two dogs. When not writing I spend my time oil painting or with my nose in a book. An avid reader I always loved to write and would make up stories and do my own illustrations.  Coming from an artistic family I was kind of the black sheep since I preferred writing and Illustration to the more serious portrait work or still life that my family gravitated to.

UPCOMING:

I will be holding several contests:

I will be giving away a PDF of a current release for Night Owl Reviews Full Moon Web Hunt Sept.1-Oct 31
http://www.nightowlreviews.com/nor/Pages/FullMoonDetails.aspx

Coffee Time and Romance Live Chat with Extasy Authors Friday Sept.23rd 12pm to 5pm EST. I will be giving away a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card and PDF of current release.
http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/board/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2011-9-23&c=1

Coffee Time and Romance Live Chat with Evernight Authors Friday Sept. 30th 12pm to 5pm EST. I will be giving away 2 PDF’s of current releases.
http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/board/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2011-9-23&c=1

I am attending the Erotic Authors Association Conference in Las Vegas on September 9th and 10th at the Flamingo Hotel.

VISIT SHANNAN ONLINE:
WEBSITE: http://www.shannanalbright.weebly.com/
BLOG: http://www.shannanalbright.blogspot.com/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannan-Albright/100001442663522
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/#!/nae0309

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