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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for August 2010

Welcome to the August Promotional Thread for Authors. What's this you say? I read quite a few blogs outside the romance blogosphere and many of the big ones have a daily open thread where the commenters drive the bus.

The rules for Author Promo Night Open Thread are as follows:

The book has to be released in that month (i.e., anything released during the last week of July would be an August release)
You can post for yourself or you can have a friend post for you if the idea of posting about your book paralyzes you .
No self published authors unless you write romance. No, I am not a POD hater, I am just thinking about the manageability of the thread.
Think about the readership. I.e., does your non fiction book about psoriasis really fit?
This one is more of a guideline than a rule, but be smart about your comment because if it is just a link to your website and the title of your book, I doubt you are going to get any interest.
DA reserves the right to delete the post if it promotes objectionable content (i.e., no daddy/daughter incest recommends are going to be allowed. Sorry.)
That's it. Post away.

Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.

26 Comments

  1. Lisa Fox
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 14:43:27

    Sculpting a Demon by Lisa Fox

    A paranormal/erotic romance coming August 6, 2010 from Ellora's Cave.

    Blurb:

    Lila Callahan lives a subdued life, devoting all her time and energy to her sculpting. When her best friend coerces her into performing a love spell, the last thing she expects is to wake up the next day with an outrageously sexy demon in her bed.

    Arien is a fallen angel with a penchant for mischievousness and a talent for all the most decadent delights. He promptly turns Lila's quiet, controlled world upside down and sparks fly between them, both inside her bedroom and out.

    Arien shows her sides of herself she never knew existed, and Lila finds the love and passion she has always secretly longed for with him. But when Arien learns the true nature her spell, he knows there is trouble ahead. The denizens of hell are only supposed to answer calls for greedy, lustful, malicious desires and her little love spell was none of those things. There is a way for Lila to have him for her own, but only if she is willing to take a risk.

    Please visit me at http://lisafoxromance.wordpress.com/

    Thank you Dear Author for this wonderful opportunity!

  2. Charlotte Stein
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 15:39:20

    My erotic romance novella, Past Pleasures, comes out from Total-E-Bound on August 9th. It’s got hot threesomes, mole-people*, and all manner of far future fun stuff going on.

    Here’s the blurb:

    No sex? No women?

    When Kate agrees to a mad experiment with something as insane as time travel, she expects exactly what Professor Waites had suggested: dystopian nightmares and possible barbarians.

    So when she finds herself in a future where women no longer exist and the men have no idea what they've been missing, she can't seem to catch her breath.

    Especially when the men in question-’the darkly handsome Tem, and his starkly beautiful companion Aley, are so curious and so ready to learn everything she has to teach-’including all the past pleasures they never knew existed.

    And the link:

    http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=874

    Thanks for the opportunity, DA!

    *Claims of mole-people appearances may be greatly exaggerated.

  3. Sheryl Nantus
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 16:09:30

    My steampunk western romance comes out August 10th from Samhain Publishing!

    “Wild Cards and Iron Horses” by Sheryl Nantus

    Their love rides on a spring and a prayer…

    During the recent Civil War, a soldier risked his life to save Jonathan Handleston-’and lost. With the help of an advanced metal brace on his crippled hand, Jon now travels from one poker tournament to the next, determined to earn enough money to repay the man's debt.

    Prosperity Ridge is supposed to be the last stop on his quest, but his brace is broken and he needs an engineer to repair the delicate mechanisms. The only one available is Samantha Weatherly, a beautiful anomaly in a world ruled by men.

    Sam is no fool. Jon is no different from any other gambler-’except for his amazing prosthetic. Despite a demanding project to win a critical contract to develop an iron horse, she succumbs to the lure of working on the delicate mechanisms. And working with the handsome Englishman.

    Like a spring being coiled, Samantha and Jon are inexorably drawn together. Sam begins to realize honor wears many faces, and she becomes the light at the end of Jon's journey to redemption. The only monkey wrench is Victor, a rival gambler who will stop at nothing to make sure Jon misses the tournament. Even destroy Jon's and Sam's lives.

    Read an excerpt!

    Thanks to DA for the chance to chat!

  4. Katharine Ashe
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 16:13:30

    Etienne's eyes blazed with heat. His fingers twisted in her hair, pulling her head back until he looked down at her.

    “Call me Steven.” His voice was like gravel, completely unfamiliar.

    Valerie's eyes widened.

    “What― Why?”

    “Say it. I want to hear you say it.”

    Valerie tried to shake her head, but his grip tightened, snapping at her hair. His gaze seared her. He was angry, as she had thought this man could never be, like a lion surprised from sleep. Suddenly, terrifyingly awakened.

    “Steven,” she whispered, not understanding, yet somehow knowing it was not a taunt, that it meant something to him.

    His gaze scraped across her face, her eyes and lips, cheeks and brow. His head bent closer and she struggled for breath. …

    * * *

    Secret identities can be so inconvenient. Just ask Lord Steven Ashford, black-sheep Englishman pretending to be a French priest to entrap his enemy. If only the headstrong beauty imprisoned with him in a tiny ship's cabin weren't so damnably tempting…

    * * *

    “The characters are complex and highly sensual, the plot riveting and the backdrop vividly detailed. This is both a page-turner and a keeper.” – RT Book Reviews TOP PICK!
    *
    “The sexual tension … is nothing short of amazing, beautiful and steamy! … Fellow romance lovers run, don't walk to your nearest bookstore and get this book.” – The Season
    *
    “The author reminds me of Johanna Lindsey in storyline, with a little edgier touch to her writing like that of Meredith Duran or Joanna Bourne. Intrigue like that of Amanda Quick, but emotion like that of Lisa Kleypas.” – True Romance Blog
    * * *
    My debut historical romance, SWEPT AWAY BY A KISS, releases this Tuesday, July 27. Please visit me at http://www.katharineashe.com.

    Thank you, Dear Author, for this opportunity!

  5. Terri Schaefer
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 16:15:32

    Behind Blue Eyes by TL Schaefer

    Paranormal/romantic suspense available from Samhain Publishing 3 August

    When all eyes are on you, there's nowhere to run…except toward the truth.

    Crime scene photographer Sara Covington hides behind her camera from the otherworldly ability that has caused her nothing but grief her whole life. Yet denial doesn't protect her when she runs across a serial killer with an aural signature she's never encountered.

    Suddenly she's without a job and with nowhere to turn…except to an enigmatic, sexy-as-hell detective with a disquieting talent for seeing right through her defenses.

    Brian Roney's fascination with Sara compels him to bring her in on the case that ultimately gets her fired. Even though he senses her mutual attraction, something holds her back from stepping into his arms. He's as determined to find out why she's pushing him away as he is to keep her safe.

    When the killer strikes again, Sara realizes the only way to stop the madman is come clean about her painful past-’and embrace the gift she has so long denied. Before the grisly trail of bodies leads right to her doorstep.

    Warning: A sexy alpha cop, a heroine with a past (and super spidey sense) and a maniac on the loose…what's not to love?

    Wanna know more? Visit Terri at http://www.tlschaefer.com

    DA–thanks so much for giving us authors this opportunity!

  6. Regina Jeffers
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 16:49:01

    The Phantom of Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery by Regina Jeffers is due for release by mid-August. This is Jane Austen meets Agatha Christie.

    Newlyweds Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet knew their first year of married life at Pemberley would present challenges, but who could have guessed they would need to solve a mysterious case and nab the murderer before he got to them.

    Written in the language of the era and including Austen's romantic intrigue and sardonic humor, this suspense-packed sequel to Pride and Prejudice recasts Darcy and Elizabeth as a husband and wife detective team -’ the Nick and Nora of England's Regency era.

    When inexplicable encounters and deadly accidents begin occurring at Pemberley, the locals blame the strange happenings on the Shadow Man -’ a spirit haunting the manor. But Darcy believes the truth is much more menacing -’ someone is targeting them, someone who seeks revenge on the Darcy family.

  7. Rhonda
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 17:33:10

    About Last Night is an erotic contemporary romance, and releases from Lyrical Press 8/16.

    Blurb: Her life is an endless string of disasters.

    When Misty McNeil is arrested for breaking and entering, calling Tanner Theroit to bail her out seems like a good idea…until he asks what's so important she'd risk going to jail for. Admitting she was trying to retrieve a gift he'd given isn't something she wants to confess.

    Misty's night in the slammer is only the tip of the iceberg. Her life quickly takes a turn for the worse. With only one week to move out of her apartment, she turns – yet again – to Tanner to bail her out.

    Tanner is determined to prove he wants nothing less than all of her. Too bad Misty has a been-there-done-that attitude when it comes to relationships. But…will Tanner be the one man who can offer her a deal she can't refuse?

    For excerpts and more information, check here:
    http://www.rhondaleah.com/p/coming-soon.html

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  8. Gwyneth Bolton
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 18:49:58

    Make It Last Forever by Gwyneth Bolton
    Kimani Press, Harlequin
    ISBN-10: 0373861745
    ISBN-13: 978-0373861743
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Format: Mass Market Paperback
    August 2010

    View the trailer here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgY9QADc1kY

    Read an excerpt here:
    http://gwynethbolton.com/make_it_last_forever.shtml

    Blurb:

    Endless Passion…
    Karen Williams has never been a big believer in fate. As she fights to make her neighborhood a safer place, her motto is determination, not destiny. But from the moment they meet, the community activist feels an instant, powerful connection to searingly sexy Darius (D-Roc) Rollins. And when they share a soul-stirring kiss, she knows their passion is meant to be.

    Timeless Love…
    Darius came up the hard way. Now the celebrated rapper and up-and-coming Hollywood star has returned to his ‘hood, determined to give something back. Yet he could swear he’s met beautiful Karen before. He remembers everything about her, especially the way she feels in his arms. She may be a woman on a mission, but he’s a man with a plan: to surrender to the love that’s taking them beyond anything they’ve ever known.

    Praise:

    Gwyneth Bolton weaves a timeless tale of love in Make It Last Forever. With characters that you’ll instantly fall for Ms. Bolton takes us on a journey unlike any experienced before. I’ve loved this story since reading the first words, definitely Ms. Bolton’s finest work.

    ~ A. C. Arthur, Award-winning Author

    Soul mates who find one another lifetime after lifetime is a great concept! An outstanding plotline, well-written characters and a perfectly paced story make for a book that must be read several times in order to catch all of the nuances.

    4.5 TOP PICK, Romantic Times Book Review

    With characters who practically pop off the pages, attitude that infuses the reader with a need to roll your head and eyes, and a romance that'll have you sighing in longing this is one story that's sure to earn its place on your keeper shelf.

    ~ Five Blue Ribbons, Romance Junkies

    The characters are engaging and will capture your heart with their personal insecurities. The storyline is more than a romance as it has some mystery, murder and deception. The love affair between Karen and Darius is simply captivating and the love scenes are tastefully sensual. This is truly a novel that all romance fans will enjoy and comes highly recommended.

    ~ 5 Stars, The Real Page Turners

  9. Farida Mestek
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 20:51:40

    “A Secret Arrangement” – M/M Regency-set novella coming August 4 from Dreamspinner Press.

    Blurb

    Henry Chadderton’s father earned his wealth in trade, but he looks to elevate his son to the gentry through marriage into a titled family. And so it is that Edward Montford, the second son of an impoverished baronet, accompanies his twin sister Emma to London in order to introduce her to her future husband.

    Henry neither appreciates being ordered around nor has any intention of marrying anyone. Then he meets Emma-’and Edward-’and falls in love with the wrong sibling, setting off a chain of events that will cause arguments, bloodshed, jealousy, and scandal. But Henry will endure it all if it will eventually lead Edward to him.

    Visit Dreamspinner Press to read Chapter One.

    Visit my blog – Regency Sketches – to meet Edward Montford and later this week Henry Chadderton.

    Farida Mestek

    Romantic stories set against the backdrop of Regency England

  10. Amy Redwood
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 21:59:08

    A jilted bride, a wolfishly sexy stranger, one sinful attraction under New Zealand's sun.

    Sinful Intentions, a novel-length paranormal romance.
    Read more at Ellora’s Cave.
    Contest (open till July 29) to win a free copy on my website.

    Thank you, Jayne, for this opportunity!

  11. Mina Kelly
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 04:41:59

    My debut novel, Tease, is coming out from Loose Id on August 3rd.

    When Barnabas rescues a stranger from a storm the sex is certainly tempestuous, but when the stranger’s true nature is revealed will their budding relationship survive?

    It’s a novella length paranormal (shapeshifter, but not a werewolf!) m/m, set in the UK. To find out more, visit my website

  12. Suzanne Rossi
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 06:16:28

    My third novel, A Tangled Web, is due to be released August 20 by The Wild Rose Press. To read the blurb and an excerpt go to http://www.thewildrosepress.com and click on soon to be released.

    This is the sequel to my debut book, Along Came Quinn.

    Enjoy!

    Suzanne

  13. Lily Harlem
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 06:48:04

    My novel THIEF is due for release on 23rd of August from http://www.total-e-bound.com
    It’s a rollercoaster ride of deception and lust and readers will have to hang on for the ride…

    Here’s the blurb

    Kat uses her female charm and womanly attributes to pinch elite cars for her unscrupulous boss, Carlos. But when John Taylor becomes her latest hit, Kat finds herself at the receiving end of a gentle, expert seduction by a man who's not all he appears.

    Despite their night of passion, Kat has no choice but to take John's car-’Carlos knows where she lives. What she doesn't bargain on is so does John!

    In a week of sex and danger, honesty and kink, the immoral couple become inextricably tangled in one another's lives. Emotions and desires reach boiling point as they push each other to their limits in and out of the bedroom.

    But can each handle the other and will they ever be able to trust one another enough to open their hearts?

    Check it out and let me know what you think, and visit my website to see what else I’ve been up to http://www.lilyharlem.weebly.com

    Thanks DA for this fab opportunity to tell readers about upcoming books.

    Lily x

  14. nell dixon
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 08:21:14

    Just Look at Me Now releasing 5th August 2010 from Nell Dixon, winner of the Romance Prize 2010

    Just Look at Me Now – A Little Black Dress Book.
    Tia’s top beauty tip: apply heavy make-up carefully to prevent any cracks from showing…

    Life is fabulous for Tia Carpenter. She has it all, money, looks, a great job as the beauty expert at stylish Platinum magazine and, at last, the attention of her unrequited high school love, Josh Banks. But Tia has a secret – back at school she was Barbara Baker, overweight, crooked teeth, frizzy hair and no fashion sense. Cosmetic dentistry, losing seven stones in weight and a complete makeover later, Tia has successfully erased her past life as Big Barb, tub of lard, until the day Juliet Gold, the bane of her teenage existence, arrives to work at the magazine. Juliet always got everything she ever wanted, and now she wants both Tia's job and Josh. Tia will have to use every makeover trick she's ever learned to stop Juliet from uncovering her past and stealing her man.

    Avaialable from Amazon and Book Depository. Read the first chapter at http://www.nelldixon.com

    Don’t Get Mad, Get Gorgeous!

  15. Ciar Cullen
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 08:53:50

    Happy to say my formerly self-pubbed title Steamside Chronicles comes out August 6 (my birthday!) from Decadent Publishing (which launches August 1). My lovely cover is here. And, btw, I posted an early version of the first page of this book right here many months ago…
    Emily Fenwick, former NYPD, is now reluctant defender of 1890 New York. Unfortunately for Emily, who hates “the creepy stuff,” she ignored her inner voice, went to a carnival in Central Park, and entered a Victorian tent in hopes a psychic would have some encouraging news about her woefully boring love life. The guarantee she receives of meeting a tall, dark, and handsome stranger comes with a huge catch-he lives in an alternate dimension of the past.

    Jack Pettigrew leads a quirky band of lost souls in a battle to save New York circa 1890. Nightmares have come alive and threaten to terrorize a fragile era. Jack leads the “punks,” who have been sucked back in time through a vortex. Each has a fleeting memory of their own death-or near death-and must determine for themselves why they have been chosen for this mission. Is Steamside their Purgatory? Could an Egyptian obelisk in Central Park be the cause of the time rift, or is Emily herself to blame for the goblins, zombies, and other nightmarish scenes plaguing them?

    If the Punks want to return to 2010, they must ensure there's going to be an 1891. If they conclude they're really ghosts, then it might be time to party like it's 1999.

  16. Angelia Sparrow
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 09:39:20

    Chain-Male is coming out August 1 from Amber Allure.

    Blurb:
    Chad leads a quiet life centered on his work as a university librarian…until the day he sees the cute guy in the history class he’s auditing. Later, Jace comes on strong when he visits the library, first asking Chad for information, then for a date.

    But Chad has no idea what he’s getting into with the ponytailed, bracelet-wearing mechanic. All of his printed-out porn and slightly kinky fantasies never prepared him for chainmail and historical re-enactment.

    Chad is about to get a living history lesson he’ll never forget…

    This is slightly kinky contemporary (mild bondage) m/m

  17. Kelly Jamieson
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 10:06:40

    Thanks DA for this opportunity for authors!

    My next book Power Struggle releases from Ellora’s Cave August 6. This is an older woman/younger man story, complicated by the fact that Tori is an experienced submissive who knows what she wants, while Dev is just learning about his dominant side.

    View the trailer here

    Tori’s career is all about being in charge, solving problems, making decisions. But in the bedroom she likes to give up control. She likes to be taken to the edge, likes the heady pleasure of pain, likes how it sets her free.

    Dev is a physician,sworn to do no harm, taught that raising a hand to a woman is wrong. And he is nearly a decade younger than Tori.

    The attraction between Tori and Dev is more than just physical-’they both feel a connection of spirit. They begin a relationship that seems to work despite their age difference. But when Tori reveals what she really wants in bed, Dev's not sure if he has it in him to give it to her. Tori’s not sure she can have a relationship with someone who can't accept her for who she is. It's a… power struggle.

  18. K. Z. Snow
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 10:21:16

    FUGLY, m/m contemporary romance, is coming August 2 from Liquid Silver Books (with a stunning cover!)

    BLURB:

    What happens to a young man’s self-image, and his sex life, when he wakes up one morning to see his good looks significantly altered for the worse?

    Three twenty-something gay friends–an embalmer, a performance coach, and a literary agent–find out the answer when they hit on the wrong customer in a club one night.

    Todd, Fallon, and Jake, aka the Hunt Club, think they’re pretty damned hot. As a result, their standards for worthwhile hook-ups are appallingly superficial. The men aren’t total jerks; they just need an adjustment in perspective. And they get it, in spades, from a mysterious stranger who’s sick of seeing his beautiful partner pawed by dogs.

    For the Hunt Club, the phrase hit with the ugly stick suddenly goes from cold insult to even colder reality. There's no medical explanation for the hideous rash that erupts on them overnight. Doctors can't even detect it, much less cure it. Still, the men's mirrors reflect ravaged faces, and the toned, handsome guys they normally pursue now shun them.

    As the vulnerability that's always lurked beneath their vanity begins to surface, Todd, Fallon, and Jake begin to see themselves and their potential partners in a new light. And they discover that in the eyes of three ordinary, overlooked men on the sidelines of their lives, it’s always been the heart that's mattered far more than the hot.

  19. K. Piet
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 10:45:55

    The Keeper by S.L. Armstrong & K. Piet

    The debut novella of Storm Moon Press, The Keeper, a M/M paranormal romance set in contemporary Algeria, will be released on Monday, August 9th, 2010.

    Blurb:

    Generation after generation, an unattached male is plucked from the same family line and sent to the home of the man they only know as Dhakir. It is a duty all men in the line are brought up knowing, but none can know which male will be called or when. Twenty-six-year-old Hadi Rahal is plucked from his fast-paced life among the brilliant lights and shallow vanity of Milan’s fashion world when he is told his uncle has passed on and he is the next Keeper. Knowing only vague legend, Hadi travels to Sétif, Algeria where his heritage waits in the form of an ancient name and sorrowful eyes he cannot turn from, even as he prays to God for the fortitude to resist.

    Read an excerpt at Storm Moon Press!

    Thanks to Dear Author for this promotional opportunity!

  20. Devyn Quinn
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 11:35:19

    Coming August 3, 2010 from Signet Eclipse:

    Siren’s Call

    Between desire and love there are some things that can't stay buried, even in the deep of the ocean.

    As a woman with a secret, lighthouse keeper Tessa Lonike savors her solitude on the island of Little Mer, off the coast of Maine. During a violent storm, Tessa spots a man thrashing in the ice cold waters and dives in to save him, using her ability as a mermaid to easily pull him to shore.

    When Kenneth Randall awakens on the beach he is alone, left with the haunting memory of his beautiful, flame-haired savior. But a year later, when Kenneth meets her again, he's determined not to let Tessa slip away. Just as the desire between them begins to burn, Tessa's archaeologist ex-lover comes back to town with a tantalizing clue to her murky heritage.

    The trio travel to the Mediterranean in search of answers, and when Tessa inadvertently opens an underwater portal they find a lost mermaid city. But in the deep, not everything is as it seems, and Tessa must decide if she wants to take her place as the royal heir, or follow the call of her heart…

    Reviews:

    “Siren's Call quickly serves up a main course of interesting characters with a side dish of archeological and historical intrigue. The novel does not delay the inevitable, nor does it retread the oft-trod predictable lines of many paranormal romances. Instead, as the story develops so do intriguing questions about privacy, relationships and what the world may have a right to know.” – Fresh Fiction

  21. S A Swann
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 12:06:30

    Out as of yesterday:

    Wolf’s Cross by S. A. Swann, Spectra (July 27, 2010)
    (DA Review here):

    Maria lives a simple life in a small Polish village, working for the lord of the nearby fortress. Motherless since her birth, Maria has been raised by her father and stepmother. Around her neck she wears-’as she has always worn-’a silver crucifix: to protect her from the Devil. Or so her father tells her.

    But when a contingent of badly mauled Teutonic Knights, including a handsome and gravely wounded young man named Josef, ask for succor at the fortress, Maria's quiet and comfortable world shatters. For the knights are Wolfjägers, an order dedicated to the extermination of werewolves. And Maria, unknown to her, is one of the creatures they hunt. Only the crucifix about her neck prevents her body from changing into a lethal killing machine.

    When Maria meets Darien, a wolfbreed bent on exacting a terrible revenge on humans, she will learn the truth about herself. And find her loyalties-and her heart-torn in two.

  22. Eve Langlais
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 09:30:14

    Lucifer’s Daughter

    Coming August 9th from Liquid Silver Books

    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Heat Level: Very Hot (18+)

    Being Lucifer's daughter can be hell.

    Hi, I'm Muriel, the only white sheep in a sea of black ones, and a virgin to boot. I am determined to wait for love, but my dad, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment. I'm hoping the hunk that I met in my bar will turn out to be the one-just looking at him makes my insides melt like marshmallows over the coals of hell, but trusting is hard when it seems everyone I get close to ends up trying to kill me.

    Not only am I dealing with an extreme case of lust, there's a new threat in hell, one my dad says to ignore. Something easier said than done since it seems everywhere I turn demons are trying to kill me. But I'm okay with that, because one thing I've learned being a princess of hell is that sometimes I have to grab a demon by the horns and slap it around a bit.

    A rebellion in hell, demon assassins and scorching kisses, could my life get any more interesting?

    I hope you’ll enjoy Muriel’s adventure as she deals with the repercussions that come from being the daughter of the most infamous demon in the world. Lucifer’s Daughter is an erotic novella just shy of 40k coming August 9th with Liquid Silver Books.

    For an excerpt and more info on this and other books please visit
    EveLanglais.com

  23. Eve Langlais
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 07:19:10

    Apocalypse Cowboy
    Coming August 20th from Cobblestone Press

    Genre: Futuristic RomanceHeat Level: Hot (18+)
    What to do when the man who betrayed her happens to be the last man on earth?

    Brody never forgot his first love, the one his pride made him lose. When the world dies almost overnight, he find himself drawn back to his hometown and the love he left behind.

    Hannah never thought the expression, ‘Not if you were the last man on earth' would ever come back to haunt her, but when the world's population is decimated by a deadly virus, she regrets her words, especially when Brody comes riding back into her life.

    Against all odds they survived the plague, but will the mistakes of the past continue to tear them apart?

    * * * * *

    Humanity ended with a sneeze, but was rekindled with a kiss. Coming August 20th from http://www.Cobblestone-Press.com

    For more info on this and other books by Eve Langlais please visit http://www.EveLanglais.com

  24. annehopeauthor
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 06:47:12

    Broken Angels
    Coming August 24th from Samhain Publishing!

    Tragedy gave them a second chance. Now they’ve got everything to lose.

    Zach Ryler always prided himself on his ability to handle anything life flung at him. Nothing could have prepared him for his sister's brutal murder, let alone being named legal guardian of her three children. Now, the only person who can help him is the one woman he vowed never to touch again. The one woman his love couldn't fix.

    Rebecca James never stopped loving Zach, even after her infertility slowly crushed her spirit and destroyed their marriage. Suddenly Fate has dropped her dream in her lap: a family. But opening her heart to them-’and to Zach-’is a risk she wonders if she's ready to take.

    As Zach and Rebecca struggle to help the children deal with their grief, they slowly begin to rediscover the passion they thought they'd lost. Just as they believe that this time, they can get it right, shadows from the past close in, tearing at the fragile bonds they've forged. And a lethal predator is waiting and watching, one who will stop at nothing to protect his secrets…even murder.

    For more information, please visit http://www.annehope.com

  25. Myne Whitman
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 14:52:49

    Now available on Amazon, A Heart to Mend narrates a love story and a journey of self-discovery. Gladys Eborah moves to Lagos from a deprived single-parent home in Enugu, to seek a job. She lives with a formerly estranged aunt who wants to be forgiven and so has the uneasy role of the bridge between both families. A new job and good friends gradually transition Gladys into an independent young woman and then she meets and begins to fall for handsome Edward Bestman.

    Edward is very wealthy, and believes money can buy everything. Though physically attracted to Gladys, he is not ready to give his heart. To make matters worse, Gladys is implicated in a plot to take over his company. Readers have to find out who these people are that want to betray him and destroy their happiness. And will Edward trust Gladys enough to give love a chance?

    The novel details how we can be affected by events from our past and how it may limit our opportunities in the present, especially in the area of love and relationships. Gladys obsesses over the divide between her and Edward, while he had barricaded his heart and was not letting anyone in, man or woman. The message is that none of us is perfect but we should be able to keep our heart open for that (sometimes one) person who has enough masking tape to cover our imperfections

  26. Fiona Lowe
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 02:25:39

    Thanks DA for this promo opportunity!

    In a complete departure from my Harlequin Medical Romances
    , I have a single title contemporary romance, Boomerang Bride by Carina Press, out August 8th.

    If you enjoy a bride story you might enjoy this.
    Blurb : Matilda Geoffrey risked it all for love. She left Australia to be with Barry—the man who had swept her off her virtual feet. Now, wearing a wedding dress, she’s alone on Main Street in small-town Wisconsin, and things aren’t working out exactly as planned…

    In town for his annual family visit, Marc Olsen had never seen a bride quite like Matilda—staring into a storefront window, holding a tottering wedding cake, and looking desperately in need of a groom. He may not have any warm feelings for his hometown, but meeting Matilda just as she discovers she’s been scammed by her online “fiancé” stirs something in him.

    Matilda is not the kind of woman Marc imagined himself with, and Marc is anything but the romantic hero that Matilda has always dreamed of. But as unlikely circumstances throw them together, can they let go of their misconceptions and risk their hearts for love?

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