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Play With Me by Piper Shelly (YA romance) (Teen)

Kindle Finale GBTTuesday’s Revolving Book is the YA romance PLAY WITH ME by PIPER SHELLY

BUY THE BOOK HERE:
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Play-With-Me-ebook/dp/B00AL251T2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356068392&sr=8-1&keywords=play+with+me

KOBO books: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Play-With-Me/book-1l6pdpzLJke-cq0iYTkXog/page1.html?s=TJ05RxtaykK7dWE5iyUWDQ&r=1

AllRomanceEbooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-playwithme-1023872-149.html

SYNOPSIS:
Ryan Hunter’s parties are legend.

And tonight Liza Matthews is going to be there. She can’t wait to see Tony, her best friend and first love since kindergarten.

Liza Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she’s a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Liza craves, she’s just a hair’s breadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she’s prepared to play ball to get her man.

The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.

REVIEWS:

From http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16299153-play-with-me

“Loved loved loved Play With Me! Read it in one sitting I couldn’t put it down. I was addicted for sure, Ryan love him! Liz and Ryan are so freaking cute! This book ended way to fast for me ahah, I need to read slower! I can’t wait for more books like Ryan and Liz’s story by Piper Shelly”

“I absolutely freakin’ LOVED this. Yeah, sure it’s short. But it was still absolute perfection. Can’t wait to read anything else by Piper Shelly. I’ve just become a huge fan 🙂 Now, if I can just find another book this good so I can get over these awful withdrawals.”

“Oh, Hunter. I love love love Ryan Hunter! ♥_____♥ Piper Shelly sure knows how to make her readers giddy! I couldn’t stop smiliiiing and it’s been a long time since that happened. This may be short but I had more butterflies reading this novella than the long ones out there.”

“SOOOOOOOOOOO SOOOOO SOOOOOOOO SOOOOOOOO GOOD THAT I CANT EVEN PUT IT INTO WORDS!! this book literally melted my heart and made me read every single page with anxiousness!!!!
HUNTER+MATHEWS=4EVER ♥ ♥”

READ AN EXCERPT:
Read half of the book for free here: http://pipershelly.com/play-with-me/

AUTHOR BIO:
PIPER SHELLY prefers blue to green, spring to winter, and writing to talking. But then she prefers writing to almost everything else. It helps her to escape from a boring world to something with actual adventure and romance in it, she says. Even when she’s not crafting a new story, you’ll see her lounging with a book in some quiet spot. She was 17 when she left Vienna to live in the tranquil countryside of Austria, and from there she loves to plan trips to anywhere in the world. Two of her favorite places? Disneyland and the deep dungeons of her creative mind.
Please visit her website at www.pipershelly.com or write to pipershelly@hotmail.com

She would love to hear from you!

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The Teacher’s Billionaire (Book 1 of the Sherbrookes of Newport Series) by Christina Tetreault (contemporary romance) FREE!

ChristinaT bk 1 altTHIS WEEK’S REVOLVING BOOK is the contemporary romance THE TEACHER’S BILLIONAIRE by CHRISTINA TETREAULT. AND IT’S FREE!!!

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AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6m6yky2

Note: If you sign up at Smashwords you can download any version of the book (including the Kindle version) for free. 🙂

The Teacher’s Billionaire (Book 1 of The Sherbrookes of Newport Series)

SYNOPSIS:
Callie Taylor’s life is turned upside down when she learns the truth about her birth following the death of her mother. Not only is her father alive, but he’s none other than presidential candidate Senator Warren Sherbrooke.

Billionaire and confirmed bachelor, Dylan Talbot, is devoted to his family. When his stepfather Warren Sherbrooke receives a letter from a past love telling him they have a daughter together, Dylan is instantly suspicious. In order to keep the media vultures away and protect Warren’s political aspirations, Dylan convinces Warren to let him handle the situation.

As Callie and Dylan spend time together, they can’t resist the feelings that blossom between them. However, when Callie learns the real reason he has been spending time with her their fledgling romance is put in jeopardy and only complete honesty can save it.

REVIEWS:
Amazon reviewer: Karen Lawson http://tinyurl.com/839zfu7
“The Teacher’s Billionaire” is a cute romance with mostly predictable outcomes, but a fun read nevertheless. This is Ms. Tetreault’s first book and I am looking forward to reading the other siblings’ stories.

Amazon reviewer: samanthagirl http://tinyurl.com/cv63n3c
Although you knew from the beginning how this would end it was still a nice easy read with a feel good factor. I liked Callie and I felt for Dylan in his predicament. Definitely a well written and enjoyable book.

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

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

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://www.christinatetreault.com/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/christinatetreaultauthor

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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 Ă©clat 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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THE GENIE IGNITES by KELLYANN ZUZULO (paranormal romance)

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE “THE GENIE IGNITES” by KELLY ANN ZUZULO

POSTED: FRIDAY FEB. 24th, 2012

AUTHOR: KELLYANN ZUZULO
TITLE: THE GENIE IGNITES: BOOK ONE OF THE ZUBIS CHRONICLES
GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANCE
PUBLISHER: BOROUGHS PUBLISHING GROUP

WHERE TO BUY THE BOOK:
BOROUGH PUBLISHING GROUP: http://www.boroughspublishinggroup.com/books/genie-ignites
WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON at  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books, Diesel eBookstore, Smashwords

SYNOPSIS:
Bethany O’Brien is a 21st-century woman with a career, ambition, and bills. She doesn’t remember how she once felt about a nearly 4,000-year-old genie named Zubis who suddenly invades her world, but he certainly remembers her. In a previous incarnation, Bethany was an important temple priestess who apprenticed to the djinn. Zubis is powerful, alluring, and infuriatingly bemused by Bethany’s skepticism. He once vowed to love her forever and has no plans of breaking his vow. Along with returning glimmers of this past life, Bethany must soon confront a citizenship in shambles, a job in jeopardy, and a mandate from an ancient society to kill the genie of her dreams. Although the priestess she once was had been taught that a romance with a djinni must never be, Bethany gradually realizes that her love for Zubis must never be forgotten. She will risk her citizenship, her job, and her life to save him.

AUTHOR BIO:
A former journalist, Kellyann’s interest in Middle Eastern myth and legend stems from her stint as a Managing Editor of Publications for the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C.  She is a published author of several genie romance novellas.  One book, Angels & Genies, was included in a collection for which Charlaine Harris wrote the foreword. Kellyann lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, three children, and a jaunty terrier named Djin-Djin. Visit her at her website http://www.kfzuzulo.com.

Kellyann will be doing a blog tour in March – details to come here: http://www.kfzuzulo.com

CONNECT WITH KELLYANN ONLINE:
website: http://www.kfzuzulo.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KFZuzulo
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KFZuzulo

SNEAK PEEK:
Although her heart beat out a rumba in her chest, Bethany fixed a self-assured expression on her face. Two Saudi guards, precise and silent and wearing brown slacks and tan uniform shirts that bore a palm tree above two crossed swords, flanked the entrance to the embassy lobby.

Beneath a pointed archway, two conveyor belts trundled toward two X-ray machines, waiting to swallow and judge each person’s belongings. Two more Saudi guards waved short wands up and down each guest in succession.

While she waited her turn, Bethany peered down a carpeted hallway where the exodus of guests emptied into a cavernous ballroom. Her heart skipped a beat. There he was again, leaning against a fluted Doric column. The crowd flowed around him as though he were the Colossus of Rhodes, watchful and unmoving.

Blood thrummed in Bethany’s ears. Her head buzzed. She fixed her eyes on the man and willed him to turn toward her. As though in response, he cocked his head sideways, revealing his profile.

The planes of his face suggested the marble bust of an Ottoman conqueror, infused with blood.  The long slope of his nose commanded high cheekbones, angular jaw, and strong chin. Tight curls formed an inky corona that fell across his brow. More than his appearance, it was the way he moved, the set of his shoulders, and the wave in his hair that trumpeted recognition. It really was him.

A surge of familiarity blended with fear and washed across Bethany’s midsection. Vaguely aware of her actions, she pressed a hand against her chest in a gesture of astonishment. She felt certain that she had seen him before, but never in reality. Was it possible?

He was the wraith who haunted her dreams of the past several weeks. Irritation mingled with the burgeoning unease. This guy standing before her was the reason for her lack of sleep.

Only the night before, he had pursued her across empty District boulevards into a black cave inexplicably set in the middle of DuPont Circle. He made no sound and his movements were never frantic or threatening, but she ran from him just the same. And when she had reached a wall as hard and unyielding as coal, she turned to face him.

He didn’t reach for her. He didn’t menace her. He simply watched her with an expression that was at once brash, penetrating, bemused, and unrelenting. From the depths of sleep, Bethany struggled to form words, to petition the rogue who plagued her. She wanted to ask him “Why? What do you want?”
But she could only return his gaze, staring wordlessly into impenetrable eyes as golden and alive as a swirling sandstorm.

That morning, she’d awoken sweating and agitated, with a curse on her lips that she’d definitely buy a window air conditioning unit and would definitely make a concerted effort to speak to this meddlesome man of her dreams when he next appeared.

Now, here he was in the flesh. Bethany’s vision framed the man in slow motion as he turned to face her.  He folded his arms against his chest and locked his gaze on hers. A smile spread across his face. Brazen.

Bethany shut her eyes to close him out, then opened them again, as though waking from a dream. He was there. Even across the distance, she knew that his eyes were the color of sand. He watched her as though he had access to that secluded place in her mind which harbored the things only she knew about herself. Her breath caught in her chest.

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