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THE UGLY DUCHESS by ELOISA JAMES (historical romance)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the historical romance THE UGLY DUCHESS by New York Times best selling author ELOISA JAMES.

PUBLISHER: HARPER COLLINS http://tinyurl.com/9f4ycww

BUY ONLINE:
PRINT:

AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/9q5pcsw
BARNES AND NOBLE: http://tinyurl.com/9gkyvl7
BOOKS-A-MILLION: http://tinyurl.com/8var4vq
INDIE BOUND: http://tinyurl.com/9lmcukn
HARPER COLLINS: http://tinyurl.com/9a5oz52E-BOOK:
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/8sykfzf
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/9328deo
APPLE iTUNES/iBOOK: http://tinyurl.com/9p4nzvr

SYNOPSIS:

How can she dare to imagine he loves her…when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess?

Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke’s passion.

Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months.

Theo would have given it a lifetime…until she discovers that James desired not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry. Society was shocked by their wedding; it’s scandalized by their separation.

Now James faces the battle of his lifetime, convincing Theo that he loved the duckling who blossomed into the swan.

And Theo will quickly find that for a man with the soul of a pirate, All’s Fair in Love—or War.

READ AN EXCERPT:
http://tinyurl.com/9zt6lca

STELLAR REVIEWS:
“James expertly infuses her latest fairy-tale love story with just the right ratio of tart wit and sensuality to create a hopelessly and hopefully romantic tale that will have James’ fans swooning with delight.”
– Starred Review, Booklist, August 2012 (posted August 6, 2012)

“Exceptionally well-developed characters evolve with flair. Fast-paced, witty dialog, flawless plotting, exquisite sensuality, and a delectable dusting of humor make James’s latest re-imagined fairy tale a joyful work of art that is not to be missed.”
– Starred Review, Library Journal, August 2012 (posted August 6, 2012)

“James’s patented clever dialogue and complex characters make the unusual situation completely believable from setup to denouement.”
– Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly, August 2012 (posted August 6, 2012)

“…[The Ugly Duchess] is written with intelligence and wit by Ms. James’s incomparable pen.”
– Perfect 10, Romance Reviews Today, August 2012 (posted August 6, 2012)

AUTHOR BIO
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa’s very first book that she “found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; later People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers’ Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is an associate professor and head of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University in New York City. Her “double life” is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she’s written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women’s magazines such as More to writers’ journals such as the Romance Writers’ Report.

CONNECT WITH ELOISA ONLINE:
http://www.facebook.com/EloisaJamesFans

http://twitter.com/eloisajames

http://pinterest.com/eloisajames/

WEB SITE: http://eloisajames.com/

BLOG: Eloisa blogs regularly on Barnes and Noble. http://tinyurl.com/cda3q9x

UPCOMING CONTEST/BOOK TOUR/BLOG TOUR INFO

Australia: August 17, 2012
Booksigning, hosted by the Australian Romance Writers of America
4:30-6:00 PM
QT Gold Coast Hotel
7 Staghorn Avenue
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
61-7-5584-1200

New Zealand: August 24 – 26, 2012
Reading and Booksigning
Time TBD
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Auckland, NZ
St. Louis, Missouri: Sept. 4, 2012
Author Visit
7:00-9:00pm
St. Louis Public Library <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
1640 S. Lindbergh Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63124
314-241-2288
www.slpl.org <http://www.slpl.org/events/calendar.asp?selectedEvent=1&amp%3BselectedBranch=0>

Okemos, Michigan: Sept. 5, 2012
Booksigning and Talk
7:00 PM
Schuler Books and Music <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864
517-349-8840
www.schulerbooks.com/event <http://www.schulerbooks.com/event>

Frankfort, Illinois: Sept. 6, 2012
Booksigning and Talk
7:00 PM
Frankfort Public Library <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
21119 S. Pfeiffer Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-469-2423
http://frankfortlibrary.org/calendar <http://frankfortlibrary.org/calendar>
Seating is limited. Please reserve online: http://frankfortlibrary.org/calendar <http://frankfortlibrary.org/calendar>

Edina, Minnesota: Sept. 8, 2012
Booksigning and Talk
2:00 PM
Barnes and Noble <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
3225 W. 69th St.
Edina, MN 55435
952-920-0633
http://www.voiceplaces.com/eloisa-james-minneapolis-st-paul-2542117-e/ <http://www.voiceplaces.com/eloisa-james-minneapolis-st-paul-2542117-e/>

Boonsboro, Maryland: Sept. 15, 2012
Booksigning with Nora Roberts!
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Turn the Page Bookstore <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
18 North Main Street
Boonsboro, Maryland 21713
301-432-4588
info@ttpbooks.com <https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&amp%3Bfs=1&amp%3Btf=1&amp%3Bto=info%40ttpbooks.com>
www.ttpbooks.com <http://www.ttpbooks.com/>
Washington, D.C.: September 23 or 24 (details to come!)
Library of Congress National Book Fair: Talk & signing
I’ve never been to the National Book Fair—and I can’t wait! I gather the book fair takes place under a series of big tents on the Mall in Washington. I’m giving a talk, so please come along and find my tent.
http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/ <http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/>

Dallas: November 9, 2012
Readers and ‘Ritas
Friday, November 9, 2012

This is a fun celebration of romance and reading, held in a small hotel outside Dallas. Come hang out with me for the weekend! Tickets are available here <http://readers-n-ritas.org/blog/> .

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CROSSED OUT by KIM BACCELLIA (YA/paranormal)

The Revolving Book for TODAY is the paranormal CROSSED OUT by KIM BACCELLIA

PRICED RIGHT AT .99 CENTS on AMAZON KINDLE! http://tinyurl.com/8bkcw9d

GENRE: PARANORMAL YA (YOUNG ADULT)

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://tinyurl.com/8b255td

GET IT ONLINE:

AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/8bkcw9d

LACHESIS PUBLISHING:  http://tinyurl.com/8b255td

SYNOPSIS:

Following the light can’t be that hard, right? So why don’t the dead just do it and leave Stephanie Stewart alone?

However nothing is ever as simple as it should be, as Stephanie learns when her hidden ‘gift’ becomes more than a nuisance, quickly turning unto a liability.

If she can’t learn to trust someone with her secret, the world as she knows it will go to hell. Literally. But if she doesn’t choose wisely, she might just end up learning firsthand how hard it is to follow that light.

Because she’s next on the list to be crossed out.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/8b255td

AUTHOR BIO:

Kim Baccellia has always been a sucker for the paranormal. She blames it on her families’ love for such things such as having picnics at cemeteries, visiting psychics, and reading her mother’s copies of the daily horoscope. She even had her own horoscope column in middle school, which was a big hit!

Kim’s other works include the poem, “My Father”, which appears in the anthology Mind Mutations, published by The Sun Rising Press. Her essay about the adoption of her son, Finally, Our Turn, appeared in Adoptive Families magazine. Her YA multicultural fantasy, Earrings of Ixtumea, is published by Virtual Tales and available now at Amazon.

A member of SCBWI, Kim is currently writing the sequel to CROSSED OUT. She’s also putting the finishing touches on an upper MG fantasy No Goddesses Allowed. She lives in Southern California with her husband and son.

CONNECT WITH KIM ONLINE:

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

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/ixtumea

Twitter name @ixtumea

WEB SITE:  http://www.kim-baccellia.com/

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PARIS IN LOVE by ELOISA JAMES (memoir)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the beautiful memoir PARIS IN LOVE by New York Times best selling author Eloisa James

PUBLISHER: Random House
http://random-house.atrandom.com/2012/04/06/paris-in-love-by-eloisa-james/

BUY “PARIS IN LOVE” ONLINE:

AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/8lw23hm
iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/9x9kt6w
Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/9a7t99w
Posman Books: http://tinyurl.com/9gwslhe
Word Brooklyn: http://tinyurl.com/9yg4ptl (for copies signed by Eloisa James)
Books-A-Million: http://tinyurl.com/93gf4su
Indiebound: http://tinyurl.com/8sfl9db
Random House: http://tinyurl.com/9u47jv5

AUDIO BOOK:

AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/96cd52q
Random House: http://tinyurl.com/99aef4c

SYNOPSIS:

In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. “Paris in Love: A Memoir” chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband’s notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to mention puberty—in a foreign language; and her mother-in-law Marina’s raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog).

“Paris in Love” invites the reader into the life of a most enchanting family, framed by la ville de l’amour.

READ AN EXCERPT:

http://parisinlovebook.com/excerpts.php#top

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:

http://parisinlovebook.com/excerpts.php#top

STELLAR REVIEWS FOR “PARIS IN LOVE”:

“After fighting cancer, James took a sabbatical from her university job as a professor and Shakespeare scholar to spend a year in Paris with her husband and two kids. In this delightful charm-bracelet of a memoir, James, also the author of 20 romance novels, offers quirky, often laugh-out-loud funny snapshots of her adventures as an American suddenly immersed in all things French-food, clothes, joie de vivre. Her portrait of her family is equally lighthearted, and her reference guide is indispensable.” – People Magazine, 4 of 4 stars

“Eloisa James’ enchanting memoir about living in France for a year features a funny fat Chihuahua named Milo, enormous chunks of dark delicious chocolate, American and French culture-clashing, and, of course, the envy-inducing éclat of elegant French females… Written like a spool of lovely prose haiku, Paris in Love gives the reader a sense of being immersed along with James in Paris for the year rather than reading her memories. As if in real time, you see the rain, taste the food, observe the people…In the end, Paris in Love isn’t about going abroad, it’s about making the most of the time we’re given in life. This would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift.” – USA Today

“Paris in Love: A Memoir is a series of charming outtakes…including [Eloisa’s] children’s initial struggles and later triumphs in school, as well as her own increasingly bold forays into French-ness, from food and flea markets to embracing her femininity—where better than Paris to rediscover the pleasures of lingerie, post-mastectomy (and reconstructive surgery)? Along the way, James savors the moments of dissonance and satisfaction that come from the shared adventure of figuring out life in another country.” – Vogue.

“Written with a dry sense of wit and an elegant sense of style, James’ literary love letter to the City of Light is inspiring and insightful.” – Chicago Tribune

“[James’s] online musings on food, fashion, and family became the basis for this chronicle of an unforgettable year in Paris, where, without the constant claims of academic life and the rigorous demands of the publishing treadmill, James rediscovered the simple pleasures of life. Her chic, charming, and completely captivating memoir of a healing year in the City of Light is bound to inspire readers to dream of setting off on their own escapes.” – Bookscan

“What a beautiful and delightful tasting menu of a book: the kids, the plump little dog, the Italian husband. Reading this memoir was like wandering through a Parisian patisserie in a dream.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

AUTHOR BIO

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa’s very first book that she “found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; later People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers’ Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is an associate professor and head of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University in New York City. Her “double life” is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she’s written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women’s magazines such as More to writers’ journals such as the Romance Writers’ Report.

CONNECT WITH ELOISA ONLINE:

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

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/eloisajames

PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/eloisajames/

WEB SITE:
http://eloisajames.com/
http://parisinlovebook.com/

BLOG:
BARNES AND NOBLE REVIEW: http://tinyurl.com/cda3q9x

UPCOMING CONTEST/BOOK TOUR/BLOG TOUR INFO

Join Eloisa’s Ambassadors to help spread the word about new releases. Ambassadors have their own special contests and swag! You can sign up here: http://on.fb.me/R0caoA

Australia: August 17, 2012
Booksigning, hosted by the Australian Romance Writers of America
4:30-6:00 PM
QT Gold Coast Hotel
7 Staghorn Avenue
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
61-7-5584-1200

New Zealand: August 24 – 26, 2012
Reading and Booksigning
Time TBD
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Auckland, NZ

St. Louis, Missouri: Sept. 4, 2012
Author Visit
7:00-9:00pm

St. Louis Public Library http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com
1640 S. Lindbergh Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63124
tel:314-241-2288
http://www.slpl.org/

Okemos, Michigan: Sept. 5, 2012
Booksigning and Talk
7:00 PM
Schuler Books and Music http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864
tel:517-349-8840
http://www.schulerbooks.com/event

Frankfort, Illinois: Sept. 6, 2012
Booksigning and Talk
7:00 PM
Frankfort Public Library <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
21119 S. Pfeiffer Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
tel:815-469-2423
http://frankfortlibrary.org/calendar
Seating is limited. Please reserve online: http://frankfortlibrary.org/calendar

Edina, Minnesota: Sept. 8, 2012
Booksigning and Talk
2:00 PM
Barnes and Noble <http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com>
3225 W. 69th St.
Edina, MN 55435
tel:952-920-0633
http://www.voiceplaces.com/eloisa-james-minneapolis-st-paul-2542117-e/

Boonsboro, Maryland: Sept. 15, 2012
Booksigning with Nora Roberts!
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Turn the Page Bookstore http://eloisajames.com/www.ttpbooks.com
18 North Main Street
Boonsboro, Maryland 21713
tel:301-432-4588
info@ttpbooks.com https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&amp%3Bfs=1&amp%3Btf=1&amp%3Bto=info%40ttpbooks.com
http://www.ttpbooks.com/

Washington, D.C.: September 23 or 24 (details to come!)
Library of Congress National Book Fair: Talk & signing
I’ve never been to the National Book Fair—and I can’t wait! I gather the book fair takes place under a series of big tents on the Mall in Washington. I’m giving a talk, so please come along and find my tent.
http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/

Dallas: November 9, 2012
Readers and ‘Ritas
Friday, November 9, 2012
This is a fun celebration of romance and reading, held in a small hotel outside Dallas. Come hang out with me for the weekend! Tickets are available here: http://readers-n-ritas.org/blog/

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THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME by TERI BARNETT (historical time travel romance)

Friday’s Revolving Book is “THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME” BY TERI BARNETT.

POSTED ON AUGUST 17th, 2012

GENRE: HISTORICAL TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://www.lachesispublishing.com/

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME

AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6rhcqek ($2.99)
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/csymobo (PRICED RIGHT AT $2.99)

WHERE YOU CAN BUY TERI BARNETT’S OTHER ROMANCES:

SHADOWDREAMS (HISTORICAL PARANORMAL ROMANCE)
FREE at AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/8uo6wy4
FREE at BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK http://tinyurl.com/d2mrwk6

PAGAN FIRE (HISTORICAL PARANORMAL ROMANCE)
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/6m3c4cv ($2.99)
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6rhcqek ($2.99)

SYNOPSIS for THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME:

When the town of Pompeii was buried in ashes in 79 AD, not everyone was taken by surprise. At least one person knew what was coming, Valerie Brooks, an involuntary time traveler from Victorian England, but her foreknowledge doesn’t help her. Declared a witch by the townspeople of Pompeii and sold into slavery, she has to find a way to make her master, Christos, believe her so they can escape the town before Vesuvius erupts. But given the mistrust between them fired by the jealousy of her master’s scheming lover, Valerie finds her influence dwindling as the deadly time approaches. Racing against the impending destruction of Pompeii, she must not only decipher the mystery of her time-shift, but the mystery of love as well.

REVIEWS:

“What fabulous reading! Ms. Barnett has given us an enchanting story with an ageless plot. She has also combined genres with exquisite results. Ms. Barnett has an imagination I envy. I thoroughly enjoy her characters and creative use of historical settings. I, personally, want that scrumptious man she introduced. In lieu of that unfortunate impossibility, I will settle for a copy of this one-in-a-million book that I can read again and again. Get one for yourself. You, too, will look like the cat that swallowed the canary when you have read it.” 5 Cups – Coffee Time Romance

“Through the Mists of Time by author Teri Barnett is an insightful and sensual indulgence for readers of historical romance. It is a story of a transcendent love and the development of character. The reader is pulled into the story through the detailed sketching of the heroine’s evolvement from an immature schoolgirl to a compassionate woman. If you are a fan of time travel romance then make it a point to read Teri Barnett’s Through the Mists of Time. You won’t regret it.” 4 Roses – A Romance Review

AUTHOR BIO:

Growing up in the ’70’s, I read every romance novel I could find, vowing one day to write my own. It took me until the 90’s to start writing seriously, but in the span of about ten years, I crafted four novels, a novella, and many short stories. The first novel I wrote, Hunter Moon, will never be seen. But first novels tend to be that way.
~~~
Teri is both a talented writer and a gifted artist. Her whimsical art can be found on her web site as well. http://www.teribarnett.com/

CONNECT WITH TERI ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://www.teribarnett.com/writing.html
BLOG: http://teribarnett.wordpress.com/
teri@teribarnett.com

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SHADOW DREAMS by TERI BARNETT (historical paranormal romance)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is “SHADOW DREAMS” BY TERI BARNETT! and it’s FREE!!!

POSTED ON AUGUST 14th, 2012
FREE at AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/8uo6wy4
FREE at BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK http://tinyurl.com/d2mrwk6

GENRE: HISTORICAL PARANORMAL ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://www.lachesispublishing.com/

WHERE YOU CAN BUY TERI BARNETT’S OTHER ROMANCES:

THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME (TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE)
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/csymobo (PRICED RIGHT AT $2.99)
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6rhcqek ($2.99)

PAGAN FIRE (HISTORICAL PARANORMAL ROMANCE)
BARNES AND NOBEL NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/6m3c4cv ($2.99)
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6rhcqek ($2.99)

SYNOPSIS for SHADOW DREAMS:

Nestled in the plane of Paran, a peaceful town is shocked when their children start disappearing. Portents point 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 the Diggers 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 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 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.

AUTHOR BIO:

Growing up in the ’70’s, I read every romance novel I could find, vowing one day to write my own. It took me until the 90’s to start writing seriously, but in the span of about ten years, I crafted four novels, a novella, and many short stories. The first novel I wrote, Hunter Moon, will never be seen. But first novels tend to be that way.
~~~
Teri is both a talented writer and a gifted artist. Her whimsical art can be found on her web site as well. http://www.teribarnett.com/

CONNECT WITH TERI ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://www.teribarnett.com/writing.html
BLOG: http://teribarnett.wordpress.com/
teri@teribarnett.com

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ESSENCE OF TIME by LIZ CROWE (erotic romance)

Friday’s REVOLVING BOOK is the erotic romance ESSENCE OF TIME by LIZ CROWE.

TITLE: Essence of Time (Stewart Realty Series – Book 4)

GENRE: “Romance for Real Life” (Erotic Romance – Ranking in top 30 of Family Saga on Amazon – Is an M/M / M/M/F story line).

PUBLISHER: Tri Destiny Publishing (Sizzlin’ Books line) http://www.sizzlinbooks.com/essence-of-time-book-page/
http://www.sizzlinbooks.com/exclusive-content-essence-of-time/ (Exclusive content, deleted scenes, a “dream cast” and soundtrack)
BUY ONLINE:
(Both print and digital versions available)
Amazon – http://tinyurl.com/AmzEssenceOfTime
B&N – http://tinyurl.com/993zfb8
ARe – http://tinyurl.com/9x7tg57

SYNOPSIS: For years, Rob Frietag has resisted anything resembling a true emotional connection, preferring instead to explore life, and his own desires, without committing to anyone for very long. The reason remains known only to a few, among them Jack Gordon, his college cohort in female conquests, and life-long friend. At thirty-seven, while he is close to achieving his career goal, head chef at a five-star restaurant in Chicago, he is still very much alone.

After an intensely emotional relationship with Suzanne Baxter in Ann Arbor, Blake’s heart is left shattered. Completely broken by what he believes was his one true love, he arrives at a Chicago food and beer festival, prepared to drink his sorrow away.

When the two men meet, their lives change forever. But time is of the essence.

When Rob acknowledges his true feelings, he will stop at nothing to keep them together, including finding a surrogate mother for the child Blake so desperately wants.

Lila Warren is recovering from a nasty divorce, needs cash and believes carrying their baby will fulfill her in ways marriage never did. None of them could suspect that the connection they share would provide the final emotional key to their life-long puzzle.

When Rob’s secret is revealed, time becomes the one luxury they don’t have, setting in motion a chain of events that destroys the fragile illusion of happiness for them, and everyone who loves them.

REVIEWS:
“I don’t even know where to begin on this stunning and beautiful book. Ms. Crowe has outdone herself with this 4th installment in the Stewart Realty series… It’s so hard to review Essence of Time without giving too much information away about the mind-blowing ending, so I will leave readers with this: Even if you have not read the first three books in the Stewart Realty series you must put Essence of Time on your critical to-read list immediately! Ms. Crowe will have you laughing, drooling and crying while at the same time wishing you had her personal email to give her hell about these characters! For all these reasons I feel Essence of Time deserves a JERR Gold Star Award.” Gold Star Award ~ Just Erotic Romantic Reviews – 7/2012
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“This book did it for me. I think my heart broke into a million pieces and I’m still trying to understand the twists and turns that this book had and the reason why it ended the way it did. Beware, you should have a whole box of Kleenex by your side because you will need it from beginning to end.

ESSENCE OF TIME totally left me devastated, heartbroken but with a different view in life. Live life as if tomorrow is the last, never waste time no matter the circumstance.

If you have not started reading this series, Stewart Realty Company, please do so as you will not be disappointed. This book really gives you a different perspective on not only Rob and Blake’s lives but also Sara, Jack and Suzanne. I have reviewed all the four books in this series and it was a pleasure reviewing this one. I can’t wait ‘til book five comes out.”
5 Stars & Top Pick ~ The Romance Reviews – 7/2012
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“The passion in Essence of Time is hot and smoking! It will leave you wanting a cold beverage when you are done reading just one scene. There is something sexy about the desire that builds between Rob and Blake. But it is the emotional connections that are woven between the characters that create a story you won’t want to put down. The headstrong men, Rob and Blake, don’t let things come easy to them. I wanted to strangle them both at different parts of the story. While at other points, I was cheering their open and heartfelt love on. Liz Crowe knows how to write powerful stories that will pull at your heartstrings and make you wish for a love like that.

While Essence of Time is book four in the Stewart Realty books, it does read as a standalone book. It isn’t necessary to read the other books before reading Essence of Time but if you do read the other books first, Essence of Time will give you the background on your favorite characters, letting you inside their minds and seeing what makes them tick.

If you are fan of romance stories that drag you into the story and make you want to read the book from cover to cover, you are going to love Essence of Time. Just don’t blame me for your lack of sleep!” 5 Hearts ~ Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69CyLYInQK8
READ AN EXCERPT:
http://www.brewingpassion.com/2012/04/time-is-of-essence.html

AUTHOR BIO:
Microbrewery owner, multi-published author, beer blogger and journalist, mom of three teenagers, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe brings years of experience in sales and fund raising, an eight-year stint as an ex-pat trailing spouse, and making her way in a world of men (i.e. the beer industry) to her life and work as erotic romance author. When she isn’t sweating inventory and sales figures for the brewery, she can be found writing, editing or sweating promotional efforts for her latest publications.

Otherwise, look for her doing pounds of laundry for her athletic children, watching La Liga on the Fox Soccer Channel, or trying to figure out what to order in for dinner. Liz loves her Foo Fighters Pandora station, and watching reruns of Deadwood, when there aren’t any decent sports on the telly. Her beer blog www.a2beerwench.com is nationally recognized for its insider-yet-outsider views on the craft beer industry. Don’t ask her for anything “like” a Budweiser or risk painful injury.

Liz Crowe’s books are set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in Istanbul, and in high-powered real estate offices.

CONNECT WITH LIZ ONLINE:
Twitter: @beerwencha2
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lizcroweauthor
WEB SITE URL http://www.lizcrowe.com/
BLOG URL – http://www.brewingpassion.com/

SERIES READING ORDER:
Floor Time (Stewart Realty Book 1)
Sweat Equity (Stewart Realty Book 2)
Closing Costs (Stewart Realty Book 3)
Essence of Time (Stewart Realty Book 4 – Can be read as a standalone as well)
Conditional Offer (Stewart Realty Book 5) – Releasing 8/25
Escalation Clause (Stewart Realty Book 6) – Releasing 11/4

Upcoming New releases:
Stewart Realty Series:
Conditional Offer – releasing 8/25
Escalation Clause – releasing 11/4
Standalone Book: Paradise Hops – 10/16

Blog Tour Info:
8/11: Amber Skyze http://amberskyze.blogspot.com/
8/12: Jayne Kingston http://www.jaynekingston.com/ ** HOT deleted scene**
8/13: Virginia Cavanaugh http://www.virginiacavanaugh.wordpress.com/ *CONTEST w/giveaway*
8/14: Molly Daniels http://www.mjdaniels.blogspot.com/
8/15: Harlie’s Book Blog http://www.harliesbooks.blogspot.com/
8/16: Hesperia Loves Books http://www.hesperialovesbooks.com/
8/25: BREWING PASSION BIG GIVEAWAY http://www.brewingpassion.com/
8/26: Amber Kallyn http://www.amberkallyn.com/
8/27: Ann Siracusa http://www.rannsiracusa.com/
8/28: Tina Donahue http://www.tinadonahue.com/
8/29: 7 Sexy Scribes http://www.sevensexyscribes.blogspot.com/ **HOT DELETED SCENE**
8/30: Janice Seagraves http://www.janiceseagraves.org/
8/31: Harlie’s Book Blog http://www.harliesbookblog.blogspot.com/
9/1: Marian Lanouette http://www.marian-l.blogspot.com/
9/2: Gabrielle Bisset http://www.gbisset.blogspot.com/
Live Book Signing  11/4/2012: Nicola’s Bookstore, Ann Arbor

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

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the romantic suspense THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN by Patricia A. Rasey

BUT IT ONLINE: Priced Right at .99 cents!
AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/9s2m9bx

SYNOPSIS:
Tevan Zaber wants to be a detective. But how far is he willing to go to get it? 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.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/77cu9s3 WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://youtu.be/ND1jH3zzuO4

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

“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

“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

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.

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA ONLINE:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PatriciaARasey
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/patriciarasey
Website: http://www.PatriciaRasey.com/

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