Monday, 25 August 2014

Secrets of a Heart by Samantha Garman #giveaway #historical romance






Is there anything better then when a hero swoops in to save the damsel *cough* and her sisters *cough*
from a peasant’s fate? 

Not by my count. 
Then again I'm a sucker for this type of romance.

Today author Samantha Garman will introduce us to her newest historical romance, Secrets of a Heart.









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Secrets of a Heart
by  Samantha Garman


London, 1815. At the age of nineteen, Blaine Whitmore loses everything dear to him in a brutal assault on his family line. Left with nothing, he finds himself aboard a merchant ship sailing far from home. Years pass as a boy becomes a man, and yet no amount of time or distance will help Blaine forget all that he has lost. After ten years sailing the high seas, he is finally ready to restore the Whitmore name.

Felicity Canton is as lovely as she is penniless, and has been left to care for her three sisters while attempting to maintain a crumbling estate. With no hope for escape from her predicament, she is resigned to a peasant’s fate. She never anticipates attracting the attention of her wealthy and mysterious new neighbor, nor does she expect him to be her savior.


As Blaine searches for truth and doles out vengeance, he becomes increasingly captivated and distracted by Felicity’s beauty and inner strength. Does he dare confide in her the secrets of his heart? Will his future be as bleak as his past, or will he finally have a chance at happiness? 




Excerpt


The sound of a snapping twig turned her attention, and the object of her thoughts stood a few feet from her, leaning against a huge tree with gnarled roots as if he had all the time in the world.

“I thought I managed to escape without anyone seeing me,” she said in lieu of formal greeting.

“I saw you leave just as my carriage was pulling into your driveway,” he explained. “Why are you here alone?”

“Mr. Fletcher is giving a grand tour of our home to strangers, in hopes that they buy it.” Her tone was acerbic.

His gaze softened, but she thrust out her chin, daring him to offer her sympathy. She changed the subject, unable to dwell on the idea that her childhood home, one that had been in the family for generations, would be sold. “To what do I owe the pleasure of your company?”

“So proper?” Gray asked, moving away from the tree and coming toward her.

“I feel out of sorts today.”

Gray reached out to touch her cheek. “I came to hand deliver an invitation to the masquerade.”

“Oh.” Her brown eyes dropped to his lips. Moving closer, he wrapped his arms around her. “Is this your way of trying to distract me from my woes?” she asked with a smile.

“Is it working?”


“Too soon to tell,” she replied wickedly.



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Author Bio 


Samantha Garman currently lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. She loves Scotch, a great conversation with anyone willing to speak their mind and flannel pajamas. While yearning for a backyard and a dog, she's decided to stay busy working on her next book, Dandelion Dreams.





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Nancy

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Afterlife by H K Carlton #Contemporaryromance #mobsters #AlwaysCambridgeseries




Welcome back, mobster lovers!!!

Author H K Carlton is back with the next installment of her Always Cambridge series...
Afterlife.

I have to be honest I've been a bit on edge wondering what was going to happen next. What can I say I've gotten very attached to Holly and Randy.

Did you notice I say Randy...HOORAY she choose RANDY!!
That Holly is a smart girl, let's hope she doesn't blow it with that hunky bodyguard of hers.

Now let's check out what H K has in store for Holly and Randy next.

Tee Hee (Yes, I'm giddy. It does happen now and again.)  


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Headline: 

Holly Cambridge and Randy Phillips are dead!



Do I have your attention?



Always Cambridge Book Five — 

Afterlife by H K Carlton

Wow! I can’t believe the series is winding down. Sadly, there’s only one novel left after this one. But before I get too emotional, let’s celebrate Afterlife. And speaking of emotional, this book is the most heart-rending one of the six, I think. 

This instalment of the Always Cambridge Series finds Holly and her man in the Witness Protection Program, far away from Pennsylvania and the violence that almost killed them.


COMING SOON

And coming next month, September 1st, the conclusion to the compelling Always Cambridge Family saga series… 
Always Holly



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Always Cambridge

The Always Cambridge Series chronicles the life of Holly Cambridge through her tumultuous childhood, violent teen years into adulthood, and the consequences that stem from being the daughter of mob boss, Bill Cambridge.


Afterlife
by H K Carlton


Dreams of second chances are only nightmares in the making.


Holly Cambridge and Randy Phillips are dead!

But they re-emerge in Witness Protection as Beth and Andy Gregory, far away from the mob life that nearly destroyed them.

Can Holly finally realize her dream and live in peace without the threat of violence shadowing her every step? Settle down in one place, put down roots with the husband and the loving family she’s always dreamed of?

Or will the Mayhue vendetta reach across the ocean and strike Holly where it hurts the most?




***Author Note*** 
The Always Cambridge Series is a true saga in the sense that each new installment begins precisely where the last ended. The books should be read in sequence.





Excerpt
She got into bed and she curled around me.
“Hey, what’s wrong? You seem deep in thought. You’re not regretting asking me to marry you, are you?”
I wrapped my arms around her. “Never. I don’t even want to wait a week.”
“Then what’s wrong?”
“Where’d you go today?” I changed the subject, taking the heat off myself.
But when her body stiffened, I wondered at her reaction.
“I stopped in at the book store.”

* * * *
Why had he asked where I’d gone? He couldn’t know all the places I’d been today.
“Just to the book store?” he asked.
“No, I popped into the Whiskey Shop and had a look around.” I wouldn’t lie.
You were in the liquor store?”
“Just thought I’d have a look around. The holidays are coming. If I’d known I was planning for a wedding I would have paid more attention.”
“Where else did you go?”
“I stopped in the tartan shop and looked at scarves. Would you wear a scarf? It’s unusually cold here, and you’ve always got that runny nose and clearing your throat thing since we got here. I almost bought you one anyway. Did you know there’s even a Cambridge tartan?” I stopped, realizing I was rambling. He’d know I’d been up to something he wouldn’t approve of if I didn’t stop.
“I thought you drove into Paisley?”
“I did.”
“The Whiskey Shop is in Glasgow.”
“Randy, did you let me go into town alone just so you could interrogate me when I came home? Just give me a little leash and let me hang myself?”

* * * *
She sat up angrily. She was rambling now and defensive. It was more than obvious she’d done something she knew I wouldn’t approve of.
I sat up, following her.
“First of all, I didn’t let you go into town, because you do whatever you want regardless of what I say. Don’t give me this let bullshit. And second, I stayed back because I wanted to make this a night to remember for both of us. And third, give you some leash to let you hang yourself? Sounds like a guilty conscience to me. Were you up to something you think I wouldn’t approve of?”
Grabbing her robe, she got out of bed. She wrapped it around her tiny frame and looked out the window into the darkness. Cold fingers of dread touched the back of my neck. This had something to do with Victor. I knew it. Just her standing there staring out the window at nothing reminded me of the many hours I watched her do it over him.
“Do you feel like I’m smothering you?”
“No. No more than I suppose you feel I’m smothering you. We’re just being careful right?”
“Then what just happened here, Hol?”
She didn’t answer. I waited.
I tried softening her up with a joke. “I was just going to tell you the owner of the book store phoned to thank you. He can take early retirement because you bought out the store.”
“He did not,” she retorted, quietly.
“No, he didn’t, but don’t think I didn’t see all those books in the kitchen.”
And again I waited. She was much harder to reach than when she was as a kid. She closed up. She’d spent too much time and effort trying to protect herself and stay alive to achieve her goals. And I think she’d gotten into the habit of keeping things from Alex—it carried over. But I also knew she kept certain things from me, to keep me from getting hurt. But it’s where we’d fucked things up between us before, by hiding things from each other. It was precisely how we lost each other and how she found Alex and Victor. I wouldn’t let it happen to us again.
“I dropped by the post.”
The cold trickle doubled on my neck. She’d mailed something.
“You didn’t mail something to Paulie?” That would be crazy! What the fuck was she thinking sending gifts to her nephew?
“No. They believe I’m dead. It’s best left that way.”
Victor!
She came over to the bed and got down on her knees. Her eyes filled. “Please understand. I had to let him know we made it.”
I was beyond mad. I was disappointed. I was insanely jealous. But I did understand. She’d done the same for me when she’d run from me. And sometimes the gifts she sent were the only thing that kept me going, because when they arrived I knew she was still alive. And sometimes it was all that mattered, knowing she was still out there.
“That was dangerous.”
“It wasn’t dangerous. You know how careful I am. No one will know where we are.”
“But people will know we’re alive.”
“Only him. He won’t give us away.”
“There was no need for you to send him anything to let him know you were alive. You snuck out to see him and you told him yourself what was going to happen to us,” I accused.
“You know how things work. How did we know we weren’t walking into an ambush? We didn’t know until the bitter end if we could even trust our liaisons. Anything could have happened. I had to let him know for sure. He is not a danger to us.”
“Yes, he is. But not in the way you’re thinking.”
“Well, if he is, it’s not because I’m letting him be.”
“Are you sure you want to marry me? Me. And not just because it’s impossible for you to be with him?”
“Do we not know each other at all anymore? Do you not know me anymore?”
I shrugged, because I honestly didn’t. Every time I thought she was as close to the person she used to be, she did something else I never thought she would.


Buy Links for Afterlife

eXtasy Books  
   

Amazon US    

    




Author Bio 

H K Carlton is a multi-published Canadian author of romance and its varied sub-genres, including contemporary, paranormal, historical, family saga and erotica.

I enjoy writing in many different genres. I write where the muse takes me and make no apologies for it. By now, it’s quite safe to say I will never pick just one genre and stick to it. There are just too many possibilities and stories left to tell. Today time-travel, tomorrow sweet historical romance—the next release might be down and dirty erotica or ménage. I hope you’ll join me for the ride.

Variety is creativity’s playground—It’s where you’ll find me.



Where can you find H K???

Twitter ~ Twitter
Amazon Author Page ~ Amazon
ARe Author Page ~ AllRomance eBooks

  



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Thank you so much H K for sharing Afterlife with us today. I for one can't wait for the final chapter in Holly Cambridge's extraordinary life.

Cheers,

Nancy

Monday, 18 August 2014

Hidden Shadows by Lauren Hope #giveaway #Romantic suspense







Are you in the mood for a good suspense? 

Well...look no further my friends 'cause Lauren Hope has just what you need with her newest book, HIDDEN SHADOWS.

Scroll down and have a look-see!!







****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
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HIDDEN SHADOWS
by  Lauren Hope


Jenna Gregor is a busy, single mom of two, successfully overseeing a Perinatal Wing in a downtown Nashville clinic. On the surface, Jenna’s achievements are many, her future bright and promising. But in her past are secrets, sins she doesn’t want exposed. Sins someone else doesn’t want to forget, or forgive.


Just as Jenna’s life finally seems to be falling back into place after her bitter divorce—Bennett Aston can handle her sarcasm and stubbornness quite nicely—it all begins to unravel. Someone is lurking, hiding in the shadows, slowly and meticulously ruining Jenna’s well-crafted world. As threats evolve, suspicions grow, and death becomes a vivid reality, Jenna must decide whom she can trust and find her allies, before her secrets become her undoing.





EXCERPT

She stared down at her white tank top, now stained with maroon blotches. She couldn’t stay here.

Where to go next, where to go next? Her mind raced with the question.

She raised her head to examine herself in the broken mirror, and a sly smirk looked back. She knew exactly where to go and who to see.

Only for one precious, fleeting moment in her life had she carried life in her womb. And it was terminated, taken from her by one lousy, inexperienced doctor.

She would go now, go to the one person who turned her life into what was around her, who turned her into the woman that lived in the dirty, dark hotel room, who made her become the ghostly figure that stared back at her in the shattered mirror.

Just where was the old doc who’d stolen her child, anyway? And more importantly, was the doctor happy? If so, as Tommy would say, this mad woman would change all that.

With one last wicked grin to the splintered reflection, she briskly turned and walked through the door to the waiting world outside. Time for plan B.


If misery loved company, she was about to have herself one heck of a party.



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AUTHOR BIO


Lauren Hope is the author of the bestselling mystery Screaming To Be Solved, and her first published work, The Shadow Series (Hidden Shadows, Chasing Shadows). Lauren creates a modern twist on the classic 'whodunit,' combining suspense, romance, even comedy, for intriguing, heartfelt stories.

With a background in Communication and Journalism, Lauren has sat behind the anchor's desk and worked in the corporate world, finding her ultimate love in writing. Screaming To Be Solved was named a 'Hot New Release' by Amazon in 2013 and charted in the top 10 on Amazon's international bestseller list.


She lives with her husband, daughter, and floppy-eared rescue pup in Tennessee. 




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Nancy



Wednesday, 13 August 2014

GABE Kincaid by Caroline Clemmons #Historical Romance #Giveaway #Virtual Blurb Tour



Yeehaw!

The gals over at Goddess Fish Promotions are organizing a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for GABE Kincaid a Western Historical Romance by Caroline Clemmons.

Take a gander at this little gem!




 



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GABE Kincaid
by  Caroline Clemmons

Gabe Kincaid has reasons to hate lies and those who tell them. He moved from Austin to Kincaid Springs and joined his great uncle’s law firm. Gabe believes he’s happy and pushes aside those moments of loneliness, of wishing for more. He strongly believes in the law, in justice, and obeying rules. Doing what’s right is fulfilling, isn’t it? Then why is he so fascinated with a circus fortuneteller who spins tales faster 
than a cowboy whirls his lariat?


Katie Worthington poses as Dorothy Duncan in a small-time circus. If she isn’t behind the scenes mending costumes or in the circus kitchen, she’s disguised as the fortuneteller, Maharani Shimza, Mystic of the East. Even so, she worries about being killed by the men pursuing her. She fears a brawl at her fortune telling tent that sends her into the Kincaid’s protective custody will end with her exposure and death. Then, a death at the circus implicates her. How can she escape when that attorney pops up every time she turns around?   


Will Gabe and Katie let the sparks between them ignite into a passionate romance or will her secrets destroy their chance at a happily ever after?






Excerpt


Ben [The sheriff] stepped between her and the men. “All right, you’ll all have to come with me. We’ll straighten this out at the jail.”

“Jail?” She stamped her foot. “You should throw them in jail and lose the key. Sheriff, I did nothing wrong. I defended myself and there’s no reason I should have to lose hours of income.”

Outcries from the locals about crooked circus workers worried Gabe. Circus folks jeered back with their own accusations.

Ben held up his hands. “Anyone else who says anything will come to jail, got that?” He gazed around the now silent 
crowd. “I want the young woman, the three men who allegedly accosted her, and the strongman to come with me.”

“Allegedly?” Her green eyes sparkled with the fire her voice conveyed. “Oh, no, there is no allegedly, sheriff. These three attacked me and Atlas defended me. There is no reason he or I should be taken to jail.”

“She’s right, sir,” the strongman called Atlas spoke. “Good thing I was nearby.” He smiled at her. “Although, she was defending herself pretty well when my friends and I answered her yell.”

Ben’s eyes narrowed in speculation. “Which friends?”

Atlas’ smile disappeared and his eyes hooded as he flexed his considerable bicep muscles. “You can see I’m able to defend myself and my friend Shimza here.”

“Winfield, take statements from these onlookers. Mitchum, 
you help me escort these people to jail.” He waved off Monk. “Magonagle, you go on and enjoy yourself.” His glance caught Gabe. “Kincaid, you help out here.”

Danged if he would. “Ben, I just got inside the gate. I haven’t had a day off in months.”


Ben snapped handcuffs on the three young men. “You can have one tomorrow. Right now, I need your help and you’re an officer of the court. Fall in line.”


Author Bio 

Caroline Clemmons is an Amazon bestselling author of historical and contemporary western romances whose books have garnered numerous awards. 
Her latest release is GABE KINCAID, book four of her popular Kincaid series. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, she has taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel.

Caroline is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Romance Writers chapters of Yellow Rose, From The Heart, and Hearts Through History. Her latest publications include the acclaimed historical Men of Stone Mountain series: BRAZOS BRIDE, HIGH STAKES BRIDE, and BLUEBONNET BRIDE and the audio books of BRAZOS BRIDE and HIGH STAKES BRIDE.


Caroline and her husband live in the heart of Texas cowboy country with their menagerie of rescued pets. Prior to writing full time, her jobs included stay-at-home mom (her favorite), secretary, newspaper reporter and featured columnist, 
assistant to the managing editor of a psychology journal, bookkeeper for the local tax assessor and—for a short and fun time—an  antique dealer. When she’s not indulging her passion for writing, Caroline enjoys reading, travel, antiquing, genealogy, painting, and getting together with family and friends. 



Where can you find Caroline???

Website ~ http://www.carolineclemmons.com/
Blog ~ http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/
Twitter ~ http://www.twitter.com/carolinclemmons
Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/authorcarolineclemmons 
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WattPad ~ http://www.wattpad.com/user/CClemmons?utm_source=wp_widget
Shelfari ~ http://www.shelfari.com/caroline_clemmons 
  

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Nancy