Thursday, December 8, 2016

SPOTLIGHT: Wild in the Windy City Anthology by Various Authors #Giveaway @IndieSagePR


Wild in the Windy City: The Anthology

Publication Date: December 8, 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Purchase: Amazon | Kobo | iBooks | Nook

A multi-author anthology about just how wild the windy city can get. This isn’t just another box-set. Thirteen romance authors bring you wildly sexy stories in the Windy City. Set in Chicago, each story promises to leave you wanting for more. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CHARITY! 50% to Hessed House, Aurora, Il and 50% to the Illinois Spina Bifida Foundation.

 Stories: Author M. Dauphin - His & Hers J.D. Hollyfield, Author - Love Broken Elle Christensen - Calling the Game FL Jacob - The Route to Love J.M. Witt Books - Bound By Two Jenna Galicki - Author - Nicolina Light and Dark Evan Grace -Up in the Air Author Sapphire Knight - Corrupted Revelations Author Lisa Suzanne - Schooled Author Ryan Michele - Game Changer Danielle Jamie - Rebel Hearts

  Want to snag the limited edition paperback and meet ALL of the authors in one place?! Head here and grab tickets to Wild in the Windy City, author event-




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: I, Angus by Mike Hartner @MHartnerAuthor #HistoricalFiction @pumpupyourbook

We're happy to host Mike Hartner's I, ANGUS (THE ETERNITY SERIES BOOK 4) virtual book tour today! Please leave a comment to let him know you stopped by!

Title: I, Angus
Author: Mike Hartner
Publisher: Eternity 4 Popsicle Publishing
Pages: 260
Genre: Historical Fiction

During a time of civil strife and purging the North has lost more men to Wars then it ever did to Nature.

Angus has grown up learning that his life is better off with only him and a family. But is that really in the Grand Plan.

The North needs someone to build community.

But first, Angus needs to be forged... beaten, shaped, bolded and trained.

Watch as Angus hits both lows and highs across the lands of England, Scotland and France, before meeting a challenge of new land.


Book Excerpt:

Using my hunting knife, I clean the fur away from the meat. Then I cut the rabbit meat into strips and put it into the smaller pot of water. I add some carrots Alice had stashed away, and a few turnips that I have found on my own, and an onion. While everything is cooking, I take a large pail of hot water to where Angela is sitting on a bench in the kitchen and help her clean her legs and knees. Yes, I’m more than a little curious.
She startles me when she asks, “Why are you doing this?” I say nothing and she asks again, “Why are you doing this?”
All I can say is, “What do you mean?”
“What I mean is, why are you helping me? Why are you tending to my scrapes and my hurt ankle? Why are you cooking food for me? Why are you the first man who hasn’t tried to beat me? Or worse?”
“Is there a problem with my taking care of you, lass?”
She hesitates. “I don’t know. Nobody has ever taken any notice of me like this. Not even Da’. He’s been too busy grieving Mother to pay attention to me except to take out his anger. If my own da’ won’t pay attention to me, then why should you?”
This strikes me to my core, and I stand up in shock. The blow of those words is akin to being kicked in the gut by a horse. How can anyone so young be so wrong about life? The look of discomfort and disbelief on her face is just as hard to understand. I search for the necessary words but they escape me.

About the Author

Mike Hartner was born in Miami in 1965. He’s traveled much of the continental United States. He has several years post secondary education, and experience teaching and tutoring young adults. Hartner has owned and run a computer firm for more than twenty-five years. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and child. They share the neighborhood and their son with his maternal grandparents.

Mike’s latest book is I, Angus (The Eternity Series Book 4).

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SALE!: Seasoned Romances Dec 7-9th #99Cents Romance Gets Better With Age! #FacebookHop #Giveaway

Seasoned Romance Sale December 7-9th!

Seasoned Romance is a Facebook group composed of authors, readers, and bloggers who write and appreciate romance with older characters. 24 authors from the group have come together to offer their best Seasoned Romances at 99¢ from December 7-9th. They all feature characters in their mid-30s and well beyond.

All information on the books in this sale also available at

Also during Dec 7th and 9th, the authors are holding a Facebook Hop! Prizes galore at every stop! Come and join the fun! Start here! 

What is seasoned romance? Older heroes and heroines, which in the publishing world, is anyone over the age of 35! *wink* Do you believe romance can get better with age? Then join our Facebook group!


Linda Retstatt
Smooth Sailing
vacation romance, second chances

Josie Kerr
A Bad Bit Nice
Hot and sweet contemporary, Tattooed & bearded widower/curvy woman, neighbors-to-lovers

Alexa Rowan
Winning Her Over
steamy contemporary, low angst, epic groveling

Shana Gray
Passion Cowboy Style
snowbound, long-distance love affair, booty call-to-love

Gail Hart
Confessions of the World’s Oldest Shotgun Bride
unplanned pregnancy, military hero, fun contemporary

Morgan Malone
Unanswered Prayers
country music, teenage son, fun contemporary

Sharleen Scott
Caught in Cross Seas
cowboy, woman in peril, country music, romantic suspense

Bobbi Ruggiero
Young Teacher
‘80s music, older woman/younger man, teacher/student

Karen Booth
Bring Me Back
rock star romance, British hero, ‘80s music

Marsha R. West
Second Act
second chances, romantic suspense

Karyn Gerrard
That Christmas Feeling
holiday romance, tortured hero

Jill Haymaker
Colorado Wrangler
contemporary cowboy, family story

Judy Kentrus
The Wedding Gift
holiday romance, romantic comedy

Susan Haught
A Promise of Fireflies
romantic women’s fiction, second chances

Jan Scarbrough
Liz: The Montana McKenna’s
cowboy romance, western

Cecilia London
political romance, second chance/widow, reformed rake

Tracy Krimmer
Dating for Decades
Chick Lit with a punch

Denise Swanson
Good Girl Overboard
fun contemporary

Kathryn Jane
Dance with Me
black ops and special forces, second chances, romantic suspense

Maggie Wells
Hot Nights in St. Blaise-The Complete Calendar Collection
twelve related sexy erotic contemporary novellas

Sela Carsen
Silver Wolf Rising
sci-fi, aliens, wolf shifters

Patricia Kiyono
Christmas Journey
sweet holiday romance

Natasha Moore
Choose Me
firefighter hero, small-town contemporary

Karen M. Bryson writing as Dakota Madison
The Killer in You
mafia romance

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Scottish Duke by Karen Ranney @TastyBookTours @AvonBooks #Giveaway #Historical

a new series about dashing, charismatic dukes—
and the women who tame them…

The Duke Trilogy #1
Karen Ranney
Releasing Nov 29th, 2016
Avon Books

New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney returns with the first novel in a new series about dashing, charismatic dukes—and the women who tame them…

Though raised as a gentleman’s daughter, Lorna Gordon is obliged to take a position as an upstairs maid at Blackhall Castle when her father dies. Alex Russell, the Duke of Kinross, is the most tempting man she’s ever seen—and completely unattainable—until, at a fancy dress ball, Lorna disguises herself as Marie Antoinette and pursues an illicit tryst…with scandalous consequences.

Months after his mysterious seductress disappears, Alex encounters her again. Far from the schemer the distrustful duke assumed her to be, Lorna is fiercely independent and resourceful. She’s the one woman capable of piercing his defenses. But when danger threatens Lorna, Alex must prove himself not just the lover of her fantasies, but the man who will fight to protect her. 

Blackhall Castle
Scottish Highlands
June, 1861
“It would be a waste of my time to tell you this is foolish, wouldn’t it? You wouldn’t pay any attention.”
            Nan stepped back and surveyed Lorna, shaking her head all the while.
            The room they shared was small and with only a tiny mirror over the common bureau. Nan would have to be her eyes.
            Each maid was assigned an oil lamp and a certain amount of oil. If it was used before the end of the month, she had to dress in the dark, a way of ensuring that she rationed the light better the following month.
            Lorna hadn’t used any of her oil for a week, saving it all for this one night.
            “Maybe it is foolish,” she said, glancing down at the wide panniers of the gown she wore. “But it is such a magical evening and when would I have another chance to experience a ball at Blackhall?”
            “You’re a maid, Lorna,” Nan said, sighing heavily. “Not a guest.”
            “Tonight, though, Nan, no one will know.”
            Nan made a sign in the air and she obediently turned so that the back of the dress could be inspected.
            Things happened for a reason, didn’t they? The housekeeper had sent her to find a certain table in the attic and she’d gone, reluctant to climb into the darkened space. She couldn’t disobey Mrs. McDermott. The dear lady had taken her on when she hadn’t a whit of training or background in service.
            To her surprise, the attic wasn’t gloomy or dark at all. Porthole windows along the outer wall let in the June sunlight. For an hour she’d pulled up one sheet after another, only discovering the table at the far end of the attic. Between the stairs and the door, however, there’d been dozens and dozens of trunks, each begging to be opened and inspected.
            In the third trunk she’d found the carefully wrapped wig and the golden dress with the panniers. A fortuitous find, especially since they’d been preparing for the fancy dress ball at Blackhall for over a month.
            She was not one to overlook circumstances, especially when they were calling out to her. Her father had often said that fortune favors the bold – fortuna audaces iuvat.
            “We could have found a dress for you, too,” she said now as she tugged on the wig.
            She’d taken the precaution of grabbing some flour from the kitchen. None of her training had given her any insight into fashions from a hundred years ago, but the wig had given off a cloud of finely milled powder and the only thing she could think of to substitute was flour. Nan dipped a powder puff into the bowl and patted it on her temples and the tall crown of hair adorned with gold bows.
            “I’m not as brave as you.”
            “Or as foolish,” Lorna said.
            “That, too.” Nan stepped back and surveyed her handiwork. “Mrs. McDermott will have no choice but to dismiss you if you’re found out.”
            “Then I’ll make sure I’m not discovered.” She turned and smiled at Nan. “It’s a fancy dress ball, Nan. Everyone will be wearing masks. No one will know who I am.”
            “Oh, Lorna.”
            “What?” she asked.
            Nan shook her head again. “You see what you want to see, Lorna. You have ever since I’ve known you. You’re lucky Mrs. McDermott didn’t assign you to serve the guests. What would you have done then? Come up with some sort of sickness?”
            “I would have found some way,” she said, smiling down at Nan.
            She’d been deliberately clumsy this past week, especially in the housekeeper’s sight for that very reason. She’d dropped an armload of books she was dusting, fumbled with the jar of spent tea leaves used to clean the carpets, and repeatedly stumbled holding her brushes and pail.
            After all that, Mrs. McDermott would have been foolish to select her as one of the servers. Better to dismiss her early, send her to her room, and instruct her to appear at dawn to help clean the ballroom. To her relief the housekeeper had done exactly that.
            “Well, how do I look?” she asked, carefully affixing the mask strings behind her ears. That, too, had been another miraculous find, a sign that she had to attend the ball.
            It was as if Providence, well aware of her barely contained curiosity and fascination, had provided her with a way to see the Duke of Kinross up close. Granted, it would only be for a few hours on a June night in the Scottish Highlands, but who was she to deny Providence?
            “You look beautiful,” Nan said, nodding. “The gold makes your brown eyes sparkle. And the white wig accentuates your complexion.”
            “Could I pass for one of the guests?”
            Nan sighed again. “Yes, but I’m not sure that’s a good thing.”
            “My father was Robert Gordon. I’m the equal to most of them there.”
            “But it isn’t because of most of them that you’re going, is it? It’s to see the duke. We both know how foolish that is.”
            Lorna reached over and hugged Nan, depositing a fair share of flour onto the other girl’s shoulders. Apologizing, she pulled back.
            “Don’t worry, Nan. I’ll go and pretend to be someone else for a few hours. Then I’ll return and be a well disciplined upper maid, I promise.”
            Nan didn’t appear convinced. Nor was Lorna, if she were to tell the truth. It was going to be so difficult to be herself after tonight.

Karen Ranney wanted to be a writer from the time she was five years old and filled her Big Chief tablet with stories. People in stories did amazing things and she was too shy to do anything amazing. Years spent in Japan, Paris, and Italy, however, not only fueled her imagination but proved she wasn't that shy after all.

Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, she prefers to keep her adventures between the covers of her books. Karen lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

RELEASE DAY: Hit the Spot by J. Daniels @JDanielsbooks @InkSlingerPR #NewAdult #Contemporary




Is this love or just a game? Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup.

 Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.

Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?

  This book can be read as a stand-alone. Book 1--Four Letter Word  








.Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the Dirty Deeds series. She would rather bake than cook, she listens to music entirely too loud, and loves writing stories her children will never read. Her husband and children are her greatest loves, with cupcakes coming in at a close second. J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family. Sign up to receive her newsletter and get special offers and exclusive release info: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Facebook | Amazon Author Page |Goodreads | Reader’s Group