Saturday, February 18, 2012

TBR's first Romance Blurb Fest!

It's the season of love... romance lovers, get ready to expand your TBR list!

Authors who wish to share their blurbs, all you have to do is paste your book's title and blurb into the comments section, and provide a link back to the point of sale. 

It's very simple, but please adhere to these suggestions:

Blurbs only - no excerpts, please. All heat levels welcome, but please be sure the blurb's suitable for general audiences - thanks!

One blurb per author (regardless of how many pen names you have)

The Blurb Fest will end Sunday night, so please don't post after that. Until next time, of course. :)

In March, look for two more blurb fests - the Paranormal on March 10, and SciFi on March 24.


  1. Perfect Score by Susan Roebuck

    Feckless, exasperating Alex Finch is a rich, handsome and talented singer/songwriter who longs for two things: a career as a professional rock singer, and to have his love for Sam Barrowdale reciprocated. But drifter Sam's two aims are simply to earn enough money to pay his sister's medical bills and to hide from the world his reading/writing and speech disability. At this time the word "dyslexia" is generally unknown so to most people he's just a "retard". From the severe knocks life's dealt him, Sam's developed a tough outer coating and he has no time for a spoilt, selfish guitar player.

    Despite his defects, Alex's love for Sam never wavers and when Sam unexpectedly disappears, Alex begins a somewhat bungling quest to find him, only to discover that Sam has a fearful enemy: Alex's powerful and influential yet sociopathic uncle.

    As Alex spirals downwards towards alcoholism, many questions need answering. Just why did Alex's evil uncle adopt him at age eleven yet deny him any affection? And what's the mystery behind Alex's father's death?

    Both seem to face unbeatable odds. Are they doomed to follow separate paths forever?


  2. Tonight You Belong to Me by Cate Masters

    Danny O’Malley’s screwed. After he and the love of his life, Jillian, moved to Las Vegas hoping to find their big break in show business, she’d tossed him out, thinking he’d cheated. Now he’s in deep with a loan shark to pay for a 1Night Stand—a date he believes is his last chance to win her heart again.
    Jillian Jones wants to see Sin City—in her rearview mirror. Agreeing to a blind 1Night Stand date on her last night in Las Vegas as a favor to a friend, she discovers her match is Danny. When he plays their song, Tonight You Belong to Me, she melts. But when two thugs break in demanding money, she finds she might go out with a bang in an unexpected way. Can she save him, and their relationship?

    Coming Feb. 24 from Decadent Publishing as part of its 1NS Series:

  3. Love & Freedom by Sue Moorcroft

    New start, new love.

    That’s what Honor Sontag needs after her life falls apart, leaving her reputation in tatters and her head all over the place. So she flees her native America and heads for Brighton, England.

    Honor’s hoping for a much-deserved break and the chance to find the mother who abandoned her as a baby. What she gets is an entanglement with a mysterious male whose family seems to have a finger in every pot in town.

    Martyn Mayfair has sworn off women with strings attached, but is irresistibly drawn to Honor, the American who keeps popping up in his life. All he wants is an uncomplicated relationship built on honesty, but Honor’s past threatens to undermine everything. Then secrets about her mother start to spill out ...

    Honor has to make an agonising choice. Will she live up to her dutiful name and please others? Or will she choose freedom?

    Love & Freedom, winner of the Best Romantic Read Award, 2011


  4. Arrow to the Heart, Arlene Webb

    Dr. Cu has no doubt that love at first sight happens only in fairytales. He knows intimately that it takes a unique blend of chemicals to force two hearts to beat as one. A world-renowned player, he’s accepted his fate. As a God of Love, he’s doomed to remain lonely. But when he opens his eyes and his gaze takes in a woman in need of assistance, he’s shocked to find himself falling, exactly like his many victims.

    Naturally, when an arrogant legend is smitten, happiness comes at a price. Cu must fight the powerful Goddess of Love, his controlling mother, in order to protect the mortal who’s captured his fancy.

    When his love betrays him, Cu learns how hard a God can hit rock bottom. If he can’t put down the bow and wrap his hand around humility and forgiveness, his destined love will remain a myth.

    Released on 2-11, 2012 from Decadent Publishing.

  5. To Tame a Tiger by Susan Kelley

    Luke Aron belongs to the legendary sect of warriors called Tigers. The Tigers are cursed by a spell requiring them to bond with a sorceress and obey her will. Violet Hylan doesn't even believe in the legend of Tigers, but when she's thrown in a dungeon with Luke she has to trust him or be used to destroy her family.

    Luke's Tiger soul hates being shackled to another, but Violet's courageous heart touches a piece of his own well-protected heart. They battle the powerful witch who wants to take down Violet's rich father and control Luke's warrior abilities.

    As the battle with swords heats up, so does Luke's and Violet's relationship. But can either one trust their attraction is anything more than the magical bond joining them together. Sometimes a Tiger's courage is tested in ways a mere clash of swords can not settle.

    To Tame a Tiger is the first of three novels chronicling the fate of the warrior sect and the magical women who tame them.

    Purchase at any online retailer:

  6. Fragrance of Violets by Paula Martin
    The title comes from a quote by Mark Twain: Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
    The story, set mainly in England’s beautiful Lake District, is about two people who need to forgive each other and also deal with other issues in their lives.

    Abbey Seton distrusts men, especially Jack Tremayne who destroyed their friendship when they were teenagers. Ten years later, they meet again. Can they put the past behind them?
    Abbey has to forgive not only Jack, but also her father who deserted his family when she was young. Jack holds himself responsible for his fiancée’s death. He’s also hiding another secret which threatens the fragile resumption of his relationship with Abbey.
    Will Abbey ever forgive him when she finds out the truth?

    Purchase link:

  7. Looking forward to the science fiction blurb fest!

  8. MONOGAMY TWIST- by Nancy Jardine
    A contemporary history mystery

    Luke Salieri thought he'd seen everything. But when he inherits a dilapidated English estate from a woman he's never heard of—and with quirky conditions besides—it’s a mystery he wants resolved immediately. There must be a woman out there who can meet his needs. But how far will he have to go to persuade her? Lucrative employment for a whole year? The job of researching the old house and its fantastic contents is enticing – but Rhia Ashton can’t see herself living with gorgeous Luke Salieri and not wanting his body as well. Can she live and sleep with him for a whole year and then walk away? Rhia has her own ideas about what will make it worth her while.

    Available from: The Wild Rose Press

  9. Enslaved in Desire
    Stormie Kent

    Camryn is taken captive after Earth is invaded by hostile aliens. She is sold as an exotic, an expensive slave. Camryn is willing to do anything to survive and escape captivity. That includes convincing her master that she enjoys his touch. Then she is purchased by the sexy warrior Venn. Now she must convince herself that she can resist a male whose every caress ignites a passion she has never known.

    Venn is an empathic and hyper-sensitive tribal lord from planet Ordan. He has never owned a slave, yet he cannot resist the beautiful Earth woman. She teases his heightened senses and pushes past the control he has over his emotions. When his possession of her body is complete, he’ll try to claim her soul.

  10. Shelton in Love
    Breathless Press:

    Shelton is falling hard for his best friend and roommate, finding Nevil’s dark good looks and moments of gentleness almost impossible to resist. But Nevil is more interested in affairs of the body than the heart. As Shelton’s desire for the man grows, he wonders if he can change Nevil’s mind. But does he even want to? Nevil might not stay, once he learns Shelton’s secret, and then his loneliness would be complete.

  11. THE SPY WHO KISSED ME by Pauline Baird Jones
    Isabel "Stan" Stanley's mother has been hoping a man would fall in Stan's lap. But when a handsome spy dives through the sunroof of her car in a hail of bullets, Stan's sure this wasn't what momma had in mind.

    Bad guys beware.

    Stan's packing glue gun and she knows how to use it. Sort of.

    Buy Link:

  12. Skin Deep by Jennifer Wilck

    The last thing Valerie needs, after escaping an abusive marriage to an alcoholic and rebuilding her life, is a broody, secretive, standoffish man. But that’s exactly what she gets when she becomes a makeup artist on the set of a hit sitcom and draws the attention of the series’ star.

    John Samuels hides a terrible past—a life of abuse and neglect. A successful acting career and the affection and support of cast, crew and friends, does nothing to convince him that he is anything other than an unlovable monster.

    Will he learn that the life he’s been living has been built on a lie or will he be doomed to repeat the sins of his father?

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  13. Infamous Rival (Regency Romance & Murder Mystery.

    Once the darling of the beau monde, Georgette Lady Beaumont’s reputation lies in tatters after the apparent suicide of Lord Brockenbury’s heir. Shunned by society she embraces a secretive lifestyle in which she endeavours to evade Adam Brockenbury, whom she loathes as much as he desires her. Believing him capable of murder to gain his heart’ desire, she is not alone in thinking his elder brother’s death as somewhat suspicious, and whilst on a clandestine visit to her dearest friends she encounters a stranger of note.

    Her travelling companion, although of charming disposition and of considerable handsomeness, something about him airs dark and secretive but unmitigated mutual attraction exists that neither can deny. Unfortunately he’s a Brockenbury too, and as love, jealousy and hate take precedence, three murders are committed and Georgette quite believes she will be the murderer’s next victim, but who is the real murderer?

    Wonderful idea: thanks! ;)



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