Friday, March 7, 2014

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Blog Hop


 

Thing that will be on my Christmas list this year.

Trip to Malta, books and another rescue dog.

 

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Ebook Set of Knight in Time Bag

 

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A Book Bag Filled With Swag and Books (Some autographed)
A Gliterary Girl Media Holiday Book Sampler
Your Choice of Two of the Books Within the Sampler
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

For The Love Of Our Furry Friends Christmas Blog Tour

Best-selling authors Sharon Kleve and Jennifer Conner adore animals. That's why they collaborated on this blog tour together. To showcase their Christmas stories celebrating our beloved pets. They hope you enjoy reading them as much as they did writing them.

You can find all the blog stops here:
http://authorsharonkleve.blogspot.com/ and here: http://jenniferconnerwriter.blogspot.com/

 

If you love Christmas and animals you'll love Sharon Kleve's "Dreams Come True" and Jennifer Conner's "Dog Tails" Series.

 
 You can stop by anyone of these great blogs below and check out our four wonderful Christmas stories.

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Best-selling Author Sharon Kleve
 



 Book Title: Halo's Wish (Book one in the Dreams Come True Series)




Author: Sharon Kleve
Publisher: Books to Go Now
Genre: Contemporary Christmas Romance
Release Date: 9.13.2013
Length: 50 pages
Heat Rating: Sweet

Book Blurb: 


Halo Ann Carlyle wishes for a home, family, and a boat-load of pets. What she gets is a bruised hip, a lump on the head, a broken ankle, and her new yellow Honda Civic is demolished.

Rich McFarland, a sexy veterinarian, keeps showing up in the most unexpected places, promising everything she's ever wanted.

Halo believes she only has time to pursue her career as a pet detective and must ignore her growing attraction to achieve her dreams.

Will Halo trust her heart, and find a way to get both for Christmas?
 
Excerpt:

She'd just placed another call through to Pemsky's office, which went straight to his voicemail, when the office door opened. Halo smiled and looked up into dreamy, gold-flecked green eyes, short sandy brown hair, a slight cleft chin, and full lips set in a hard line. Even with the stern look he had on his face, my hormones jumped into overdrive.

Mr. Dreamy cleared his throat—she must've been staring. In her most professional voice she said, "Good morning. How may I help you?"

He removed a piece of paper from his shirt pocket and unfolded the sheet.

 "I was parked in front of the Beacon Hill Ale House and my driver's side mirror was sideswiped by one of Pemsky's Security's SUV's Friday night." 


 Halo loved the Beacon Hill Ale House. Every Saturday night the Ale House allowed local bands to jam together. That's where she'd met her last loser boyfriend. She'd had a lot of loser boyfriends. She's currently on a hiatus from dating, but she wouldn't mind jumping back into the dating game for this dream-boat.

He handed her the piece of paper.

"I wasn't able to get a look at the driver, but I got the license plate number of the vehicle that hit my car and drove away."

He emphasized the last part.

"I'm very sorry about your car. I'm sure Mr. Pemsky will be happy to cover the damage." Halo checked the company log and Pemsky's name popped up as the driver—she gulped.

Buy Links:

 Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Halos-Wish-Dreams-Come-True-ebook/dp/B00F4M2N6S/ref=la_B006JAH14S_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384271476&sr=1-2

Barnes& Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/halos-wish-sharon-kleve/1116903897?ean=2940148724476


Book Title: Brenda’s Christmas Desire (Book two in the Dreams Come True Series)





Author: Sharon Kleve
Publisher: Books to Go Now
Genre: Contemporary Christmas Romance
Release Date: 11.20.2013
Length: 50 pages
Heat Rating: Sweet

Book Blurb:

Christmas approaches and Brenda has to decide if she’s going to let the past hold her prisoner for another year or if she can finally enjoy what Christmas used to mean to her—love. DEA agent, John Smith knows the significance of December fifteenth to Brenda, but when the head of the Nuevo Cartel escapes federal prison he's forced to let her face the day without him, but not quite alone.

Can Daisy, a golden Labrador puppy, a huge sale on decorations at the hardware store, and a gift from her aunt restore her love of Christmas?

Excerpt:

December 2013
The weather forecast for the Western Washington area, specifically North Seattle, predicted a good five-to-six inches of snow. Brenda Houser watched the flakes float like cotton balls from the sky as she dipped a tortilla chip into a bowl of thick and chunky salsa and popped the morsel into her mouth.

Her boss, Corny Myers, tapped her pencil on Brenda's reception desk to the beat of The Little Drummer Boy, which streamed from the Green Hornet Investigations Bose speakers.

 "Hey, Brenda. I have bad eating habits but I've never started the day with chips and salsa. What's up?" Corny asked.

 "You know how I feel about all the holiday hoopla. I'd rather stick my head in the sand and pull it back out in January."

 "Do you really think Mexican food is going to make you feel better?"

"Probably not, but a couple margaritas might help."

Buy Links:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Brendas-Christmas-Desire-Dreams-Come-ebook/dp/B00GLY8DR6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384271319&sr=1-1&keywords=Brenda%27s+Christmas+Desire

 Author Bio:

Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

 Sharon is a writer of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.

One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.

Social Media Links:


Email: sharon.kleve@yahoo.com

Blog: http://authorsharonkleve.blogspot.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sharonrkleve

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharonKleve

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/srkleve/boards/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5399389.Sharon_Kleve

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sharon-kleve/56/ab/691/

Publisher: www.bookstogonow.com

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Kleve/e/B006JAH14S/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

Shelfari: http://www.librarything.com/profile/SRKLEVE

Library Thing: http://www.shelfari.com/sharonkleve



Best-selling Author Jennifer Conner
 

 


Book Title: Central Bark At Christmas (Book one in the Dog Tails Series)





Author: Jennifer Conner
Publisher: Books to Go Now
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Christmas Romance
Release Date: 11.09.2013
Length: 50 pages
Heat Rating: Sweet

Book Blurb:

When Tennyson’s boyfriend left her for her best friend from high-school, all Tennyson received in the break up was her dog. She’s sworn off men and now is rebuilding her life. The only thing Par does is work. He barely has time to do anything he wants for himself other than take his dog to the dog park. When Par and Tennyson find an abandoned dog at the park named Duke. Will they find room in their hearts to take him in? And can this Christmas season weave some special magic for the two of them?

 Book Excerpt:

“I’m happy this wasn’t your worst date ever, because I had a great time.” He lifted her chin with the tips of his finger. Slowly he lowered his head until she thought she would die of anticipation. He clamped his hands to her waist and gazed into her eyes. “You’re so beautiful…” There was depth and sincerity in the tone of his voice. She felt special. Desired. He dropped his head and kissed her.

Gentle at first and then deep. She couldn’t breathe. He’d sucked all the air from her lungs, but there was no way she wanted him to stop. As she brushed his firm lips to hers, she relished the feel of her blood simmering in her veins. Par slid his fingers through her long hair to cradle and position her head to kiss her even more thoroughly.

His lips pulled away from hers and he stepped back. She reached for the roof of the car to steady herself. Oh. My. God… could this man kiss.

“Not bad for a first date,” he whispered and then kissed her gently again.

Okay… so it was a date. After that kiss it turned into an ‘official date’ and she had no regrets at all.

Buy Link:

Amazon :
http://www.amazon.com/Central-Bark-Christmas-Dog-Tails-ebook/dp/B00GG5TY28/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384282427&sr=1-1



Book Title: Christmas Gift That Keeps Wagging (Book two in the Dog Tails Series)





Author: Jennifer Conner
Publisher: Books to Go Now
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Christmas Romance
Release Date: 11.06.2013
Length: 50 pages
Heat Rating: Sweet


Book Blurb:

Julian Barrows has his hands full working full time and being a single dad to his kindergarten, special needs son, Gabe. Gabe’s teacher convinces Julian he doesn’t need to do everything on his own and introduces him to a seizure dog trainer, Hanna Acker.
Hanna and her sister grew up without any ‘Christmas Cheer’. She’s trying to get her sister through college and doesn’t have time to let anyone too close, especially the handsome single dad with a kid.
But, Christmas has a way of changing what we thought we wanted… especially when Santa and an adorable four-legged ‘elf’ are involved.

 Book Excerpt:

“What’s this?” Hanna asked, as she ran a hand over the grocery bag wrapping paper. Julian took her coat and hung it by the door so she could follow Gabe into the living room.

 “Daddy saw this in a store window and said that we had to get it for you. Open it!” Gabe said. “I wrapped it myself,” he added proudly.

“But it’s not Christmas.”

“No. This is a before Christmas gift. You have to open it now.”

 She pulled off a half-pound of scotch tape and finally the paper fell away. Hanna stared at the gift in disbelief. “A Christmas sock… with my name on it.”

Julian came up behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist. “You told me that you’d never had a Christmas stocking of your own when you were growing up. Gabe knew Santa wouldn’t know where you were if you didn’t have you sock hung somewhere.” He winked. “So you needed it.”

 “You can take it to your home or you can hang it here!” Gabe shouted almost tripping over Cody.

Buy Link:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Gift-Keeps-Wagging-Tails-ebook/dp/B00GJ2G7UA/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384281714&sr=1-4


Author Bio:

Jennifer Conner is a best-selling Northwest author who has over thirty short stories on ebook and three full-length books in print. She writes in Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, and Erotica.

Shot in the Dark hit Amazon at #1 in Romantic Suspense and Christmas Chaos was #2 in the Romance category.  


Her novel Shot in the Dark was a finalist in the Emerald City Opener, Cleveland, and Toronto RWA contests.

Jennifer is an Associate Publisher for the indie e-book company Books to Go Now that resides in the Seattle area. Books to Go Now offers professional editing, cover design, multiple book format file creation, and most important--publicity. Their staff works to help make our author books a success one book at a time.

She lives in a hundred year old house that she grew up in. Her semi- small town holds an interesting mix of resident hillbillies, yuppies and Navy Seals. And of course Seattle, only a few miles away, is the birthplace of Starbucks so coffee is always on the check list. She blows glass beads with a blow torch, (which relieves a lot of stress and people don't bother you).

 Social Media Links:

Website:
http://jenniferconnerbooks.com/

Email: jenniferconnerwriter@gmail.com

Publisher: Bookstogonow@gmail.com
www.bookstogonow.com

Blog:
http://jenniferconnerwriter.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.conner2

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jennilynnjac/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/jenniferconner1

Amazon Author Page: https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/profile

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3362270.Jennifer_Conner

Shelfari:
http://www.shelfari.com/authors/a2863285/Jennifer-Conner/

Library Thing:
http://www.librarything.com/home/Jennifer.Conner


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Prizes:

One (1) Winner will receive a $25 gift card to a book seller of their choice
One (1) Winner will receive Sharon Kleve’s Book one and two of the Dreams Come True Series.
One (1) Winner will receive Jennifer Conner’s Book one and two of the Dog Tails Series.


 

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Friday, September 27, 2013

WELCOME BEST-SELLING AUTHORS SHARON KLEVE AND KARA LEIGH MILLER

 
Be sure to enter to enter to win a bunch of great giveaways through Rafflecopter below! 
 
 

I had the opportunity to read both Sharon's sweet, Christmas romance, HALO'S WISH and Kara's steamy, erotic romance,JILTED latest releases. I thoroughly enjoyed both.


Review of Halo’s Wish by Sharon Kleve





Halo Carlyle wants nothing more than to prove to her friend and employer, Corny Myers, that she can handle an undercover investigation. Corny is the owner of Green Hornet Investigations (I should specify here, Green Hornet handles cases involving pets). Halo is new to the profession and understandably a bit awkward. The suspect in the case she’s working is an unscrupulous thief with a bad temper and who might be dangerous.

 Kleve does a nice job of getting the reader to emphasize with Halo’s nervousness. Anyone who’s ever lacked confidence in a situation where they wanted very much to make an impression will be onboard with Halo.

Enter local veterinarian, Richard McFarland or as Halo initially names him, Mr. McDreamy. When McFarland enters the office where Halo is working undercover, she must fight the major distraction he presents. But there are distractions and there are distractions. Much as Halo doubts it, McFarland is perfect for her in ways she doesn’t want to acknowledge.

Halo’s Wish is a delightful combination of humor, romance, action, and sweet charm. It is a fast read, great for a lazy afternoon.

 This is part of a series by Kleve that starts with Corny Myers’s story (Corny being a female Dr. Doolittle) and has expanded to include her girlfriends. You don’t have to have read the previous stories but I recommend it as a fun way to spend time.  




Book Blurb:

Halo Ann Carlyle wishes for a home, family, and a boat-load of pets. What she gets is a bruised hip, a lump on the head, a broken ankle, and her new yellow Honda Civic is demolished.

 Rich McFarland, a sexy veterinarian, keeps showing up in the most unexpected places, promising everything she's ever wanted.

 Halo believes she only has time to pursue her career as a pet detective and must ignore her growing attraction to achieve her dreams.

Will Halo trust her heart, and find a way to get both for Christmas?


Author Bio:

 Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

 Sharon is a writer of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.

 One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

 When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.



Buy Links:

 Amazon US:
http://www.amazon.com/Halos-Wish-Dreams-Come-ebook/dp/B00F4M2N6S/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379080942&sr=1-11&keywords=sharon+kleve

 Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F4M2N6S

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/356656


Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/halos-wish-sharon-kleve/1116903897?ean=2940148724476
 


Review of Jilted by Kara Leigh Miller






Amy and Brett, the heroine and hero of Jilted are not just friends since childhood but business partners in a dance studio. Amy has always been secretly in love with Brett. As deep as that love is, equally deep is her fear of ruining the close friendship they have if they enter into an affair and it goes wrong. Brett is in love with her too, and like Amy, has been since they met. For his part, he keeps his feelings secret because he has no idea her feelings for him go beyond the best friends category. His impending marriage to another woman forces both he and Amy onto a bumpy road of self-discovery.

 Jilted is a delightful story of two very likeable people finding the courage to let themselves love. *The story does contain several graphic sex scenes and graphic language.



 
Book Blurb: 

 Amy and Brett have been friends since they were kids; and their friendship has withstood the test of time. But can it withstand Brett's fiancĂ©e, Vanessa?

Brett Hudson has often wondered what it would be like to be more than Amy's friend, but when he's chosen as the newest professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, he meets Vanessa, one of the shows costume designers and it's a whirlwind romance that ends in a wedding proposal. As the big day draws closer, Brett begins to think that marrying Vanessa might be a bad idea. She wants him to give up Amy. Completely. Will he give up his best friend for the woman he's supposed to marry?

 Amy King is heartbroken to learn that Brett is marrying another woman. But, when Brett is jilted at the altar, he begs Amy to go on his honeymoon with him. A week on a tropical island with her best friend, the man she's fantasized about for years is a dream come true for Amy. But when Brett suggests crossing the line from friends to lovers, Amy is reluctant. Will she risk years of friendship for one night of passion? 


 Author Bio: 


 Kara is a multi-published romance author who dabbles in young adult, new adult, paranormal, and contemporary romances. However, her genre of choice will always be erotic romance. She's a member of the CNY Writers Haven and the Romance Writers of America. Writing is her passion and she loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with her fellow authors and her fans.

Today, Kara resides in Upstate New York with her husband, five kids, three cats, and two dogs. When she's not reading or writing, she's spending time with her family and friends.

Nothing excites Kara more than hearing from her fans. So, send her a note. She'll go total fan girl over it!

 Buy Links:Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jilted-ebook/dp/B00F6DFUG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379161399&sr=8-1&keywords=Jilted+kara+leigh+miller

Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jilted-kara-leigh-miller/1116906522?ean=2940148724681 

Social Media Links:

Website/Blog: www.karaleighmiller.com


Email: karaleighmiller@yahoo.com

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/KaraLeighMiller

Twitter: www.twitter.com/KaraLeighMille1 

Goodreads:
www.goodreads.com/KaraLeighMiller



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Friday, July 12, 2013

Come and Join me for Christmas in the Christmas in July Blog Hop

KNIGHT BLINDNESS 

MY NEW RELEASE OUT JULY 21th

Given a choice between
the pleasant life you knew centuries ago or
the possibility of all you want in an
uncertain new world,
 which would you choose?

Two men torn through time find
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Old enemies, one hunting the other,
 one discovering love,
both fighting private battles to survive.


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