Saturday, May 12, 2012

Blurb fest for all genres

This weekend is the All Genre Blurb Fest! Any and all genres welcome, but please be sure your blurb is suitable for general audiences, please.

To participate, all you need to do is post:

- The title and author
- Blurb
- Buy link

in the comments section.

One blurb per author, please.

Post away!


  1. He Came For Me, Book One in 'The Protector Series'

    By C.M. Brown

    Jazz, driving on her way to TAFE one morning is passed by a gorgeous guy in a red Mazda Rx7. Caught at the stop lights ahead, she finds herself drawn to this stranger as he watches her in his rear view mirror. From the moment she meets him in person her life begins to change! Why does he always seem to be close by, could he be stalking her? Or was their meeting totally innocent?

    Barnes and Noble

  2. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Lyon's Legacy, by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan, SF novella

    Joanna Lyon is the great-granddaughter of the legendary TwenCen musician Sean Lyon, but she prefers science to music. Her uncle asks her to go on a mission for him: travel via the spaceship Sagan to an alternate TwenCen universe where Sean is still alive. Joanna must collect a DNA sample from Sean so her uncle can create a clone of him. She refuses at first, but finally agrees to go. Secretly, however, Joanna believes her uncle will exploit the clone, and she plans to sabotage the project to stop him. What will she have to sacrifice to do so? (paperback)

  3. Discovered the reference for this opportunity on FB - thanks!

    (Book #2 of the Light Blade series)
    Kylie Griffin
    Berkley Sensation (release date July 3rd, 2012)

    There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not purebred is virtually powerless. Until a blind priestess lays claim to a half-breed warrior, body and soul…

    Hunted and marked for death by Na’Reish demons for their half-blood heritage, the Na’Chi are searching for a new home—something an alliance offered by the human leader could provide. With both races divided by prejudice, when Light Blade rebels brutally attack the Na’Chi, the alliance seems doomed to fail.

    Varian, leader of the Na’Chi, a hybrid race of gifted warriors, is cursed with the darker impulses of his demon heritage. Controlling the part of himself that craves the high of the battle is a struggle he’s afraid he’ll lose—until he meets Kymora Tayn, a priestess driven to serve her deity. While he’s unwilling to trust anyone outside his people, he finds himself drawn to Kymora’s strength and passionate nature, and discovers she has the power to calm the darkness inside him.

    When the Na’Reish raid human territory for blood-slaves and kickstart a war, the key to the survival of both races—Na’Chi and human— is an alliance. However, when Kymora is kidnapped, pitting human against human, Varian realizes he must embrace his darker half, not only to save the alliance…but also the woman he loves.

    Buy link - The Book Depository (35% off this pre-order, special code APMA12)

    Thanks again for this chance to promo TBR! :-)

  4. Dancing With the Devil by Cate Masters

    Lily MacInnis has the luck of the Irish – against her. All her life, she never could catch a break. But now, something’s about to catch her, and dump her suitcase of secrets on the floor. Some secrets, even Lily hadn’t known. Like her father’s an angel, and her mother escaped from Hell. Literally. And now Hades and Persephone – her grandparents – want her to return to the Underworld. Lily is The Destined One, promised to Zeveriah, Archduke of Section Six, and Hades’ up and coming CFO.

    Not in Lily’s plans – she’s fallen for Bodie, the Ruling Angel of the Sixth Heaven.

    Bodie can’t let Lily fulfill that destiny. But will Bodie risk losing everything to keep his promise to ensure Lily stays safe?
    Part goddess, part angel, part demon, can Lily summon the powers she never knew she had to free herself and make her own destiny?

    Dancing With the Devil is Book 2 of The Goddess Connection series, which says: Every woman should embrace her inner goddess. What’s your connection?

    Available at Amazon:

  5. MONOGAMY TWIST by Nancy Jardine- A passionate contemporary romance with a 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.

    The Wild Rose Press link:

    Barnes and Noble:

    Book Trailer YouTube

    Thank you, Cate!

  6. The Night Before Doomsday (fantasy with romantic elements)
    Linda Nightingale

    In Genesis, "The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took wives for themselves from those who were pleasing to them."

    Azazel was a leader of the Grigori, the angels sent to Earth to teach Mankind after the oust from Eden, how to survive in a less hospitable environment. Nine-tenths of the Grigori fell from Grace, but was it love or lust?

    Azazel resists temptation until the wrong woman comes along.

    Available at Amazon:

  7. Hot Spanish Nights by Bianca Swan (erotic romance)

    Southern vixen Erica DeLongpre journeys to Spain to find the horse of her dreams, never expecting to find a man capable of stirring her sexual awareness. Damián Xérès, a renowned bullfighter is deliciously skilled on a horse—and in bed. But a woman from Damian's past rattles Erica's confidence and threatens the very essence of her trip. With Lucia waiting for the slightest chink in her armor, Erica can't help wonder what lies ahead in those Hot Spanish Nights.

    Available at The Wild Rose Press:

  8. Wow! What a great idea! Thanks.

    Her Highland Champion by Alexa Bourne (romantic suspense)
    A Decadent Honor Guard story….

    Heather Winchester leads a charming life. With good friends, a beautiful flat in one of the most amazing cities in the world, and a promising future once she finishes her Ph.D, she is finally pursuing her own dreams instead of catering to everyone else’s…except she doesn’t remember any of it.

    Malcolm Fraser has returned to his Highland village to forget his failings as a professional bodyguard. Believing he could just lose himself in the mundane activities of running his bed & breakfast, he finds a woman’s lifeless body by the loch instead….

    Captivated by Heather as she regains her memory, Malcolm is thrown into the line of duty. As danger comes knocking on their door, will he be strong enough to love her and keep her safe?

    Available at

  9. The King's Swordswoman (Lovers of Leonesse, #1) by Toni V. Sweeney

    The King is dead; How Long will the New King Live?

    Crispin of Leonesse isn’t expected to long survive his coronation, much less lead his troops into battle. Stifled by the Queen Mother and the Royal Physician, he's an odd combination of feeble body, rebellious spirit, and frightened child,...and then Janel Redhu becomes his bodyguard. King and woman warrior become close friends, something even closer attempts to awaken. Then Janel overhears what she thinks is a conspiracy by Crispin’s brothers to seize the Throne, and she does the only thing she can.
    She attempts to carry her sovereign to safety in the neutral country of Sudelain.

    Instead, she accidentally takes him directly into the hands of his enemies.

    What follows is a tale of suffering as a boy transforms into manhood and the woman he loves helps him meet his planned destiny.

    - Buy link: :

  10. Merci for the opportunity. I'd like to offer this blurb from my paranormal novel The Night Man Cometh:

    The Night Man Cometh by Tony-Paul de Vissage

    Damian la Croix willingly became a vampire to escape the threat of the Black Death in 1249. Welcoming his Undeath with open arms, Damian seduces his betrothed Antoinette and his best friend Armand into the darkness also but something goes wrong and Antoinette perishes. Thus Damian begins a solitary walk through the corridors of Time, searching for someone who will accept him for what he spite of what he is. Through Mankind’s long centuries, many women and one man cross his path, respond to his enticements, and have to make the choice…for when The Night Man Cometh, Death is never far behind.

    Buy Link:

  11. Willow Vale by Alethea Williams

    Former Wyoming resident and author Alethea Williams paints a vivid picture of living life and finding love in the turbulent West after the Great War. Readers will connect with the stubborn, hard-working protagonist, Francesca Sittoni, who is brought to America against her will by a husband she never loved. She soon finds herself alone—widowed, pregnant, and with a small daughter to support. Terrified of being deported back to the impoverished country of her birth, Francesca answers an ad placed by Wyoming rancher and former doughboy Kent Reed. As their contracted year together passes, Francesca begins to ask if she is cook and housekeeper to Kent...or a secretly sought mail-order bride as the meddling neighbors insist?

  12. Divorce, Interrupted by Jill James

    Newly-divorced Todd and Lisa Miller are stranded at their mountain cabin. There to divide a lifetime of memories, they soon are in danger from more than the anger between them. A vicious storm forces them to rely on each other to survive.

    Can they trust the one person they lost belief in? Or are their hearts in danger from more than floods and frigid weather?

  13. Tales of a Texas Boy
    Marva Dasef

    How do you handle a crazy jackass? Eddie knows. If you ask Eddie, he'll tell you pigs can fly and show you where to find real mammoth bones. Take his word for it when he tells you always to bet on the bear. These are things he learned while dreaming of becoming a cowboy in West Texas during the Depression. Through Eddie, the hero of "Tales of a Texas Boy," we find that growing up is less about maturity and more about roping your dreams. Hold on tight. It's a bumpy ride. A wonderful read for anyone who enjoys books like "Little House on the Prairie" or "Tom Sawyer." A great bit of nostalgia for seniors, too.

  14. Never Gonna Let You Go by Jessica E. Subject

    Caught in a tangle of lies, Calla Jacobs must sort through the truth to discover where she truly belongs. A biologist for Planet Core, she finds herself ensnared in a web of deceit. Sent to Airondelle, she must work with a team to prepare the newly discovered planet for colonists from Earth. But the mission does not go as she expected. Her former lover, Erik Edwards, shuns her, sending Calla into the arms of Melina Holloway, their commander, for the attention she craves and more. A confrontation among the trio leaves her with a broken heart, and fleeing from the two people she trusted most.

    Attempting to break free from the lies that bind her, she discovers Planet Core has deceived everyone. And when she returns to Earth, Calla learns just how far Planet Core’s control reaches.

    Buy Links:
    Decadent Publishing
    Barnes & Noble

    Thanks, Cate!

  15. EVEN VILLAINS FALL IN LOVE by Liana Brooks

    A super villain at the top of his game must choose between the world he wants and the woman he loves.

    If you believe the rumors you know that Doctor Charm, the wickedly sexy super villain, retired in shame seven years ago after his last fight with the super hero Zephyr Girl. The fact that the charming Evan Smith—father of four and husband of the too-beautiful-to-be-real Tabitha—bears a resemblance to the defeated Doctor is pure coincidence. And, please, ignore the minions.

    Everything is perfect in the Smith household, until Tabitha announces her return to work as a super hero. Evan was hoping to keep her distracted until after he rigged the 2012 presidential election, but—genius that he is—Evan has a backup plan. In his basement lab, Evan has a machine whose sole purpose is keeping Tabitha hungry for him.

    But children and labs don’t mix. The machine is broken, and Tabitha storms out, claiming she no longer knows him. World domination takes a back seat to meeting his daughters’ demands to get Mommy back right now. This time his genius isn’t going to be enough—he’s going to need both his evil alter-ego, and the blooming super abilities of his children to save his wife. But even his most charming self might not be enough to save their marriage.

    Amazon -
    Breathless Press -
    Kobo -

  16. fun!! My to-read list is gonna suffer after this LOL

    Sweet Irish Kiss
    JoAnne Kenrick

    Shaun Bell, a divorced workaholic, spends all his time tending bar in his Irish Pub. He's ready to love again, but the women who visit his bar are only after his infamous Irish cocktails. At the advice of his darts team, over a tanker or two of Beamish, he applies to 1Night Stand to get back into the swing of things and enjoy the company of a woman specially selected for him by Madame Evangeline.

    Rachel Taylor has issues. Her father broke her mother's heart with his cheating and Rachel swore never to let that happen to her, but one ruined relationship after another and she's realized she's got to get over being closed off to men. Perhaps a one-night stand is just the baby step she needs to begin to build trust again.

    A match seemingly made in heaven...until morning rolls around and Shaun can't bring himself to say good-bye. Can he win her over with his secret weapon, a Sweet Irish Kiss, or is Rachel still too scared to love?

    - Buy link

  17. Thanks so much for the great event!

    A Little Short for an Alien
    six collected stories by Frances Pauli

    From the Forbidden Zone to the Alien-Human relations department, these alien-infested romps explore encounters with a diversity of imagined species, scenarios and space disasters.
    Join Dylan Lowwater, lackluster employee at Space Station H22-J231, Jo Lorey, wayward musician desperate to communicate with a threatened race, and Lieutenant Commander Roe, just plain desperate, as they struggle against out-of-this-world obstacles.

    In a universe overflowing with tentacles and glow-gin, sometimes adventure is easier to find than a date.

    Free on Amazon this weekend. :)

    or in print:

  18. Thanks for this post! Love the idea! :)

    - Let's Keep On Truckin', by Laci Paige

    - Blurb:

    Lily loves traveling on her job since no one can do it better than her. Being out on the open road gives her plenty of time to reflect and avoid unwanted attention, but somehow it always finds her....

    When she comes across Ryder, first at a grocery store, then at a rest stop, sexual desire sparks and she knew she had to have him. If only her ex hadn't shown up, igniting a fantasy she never thought possible.

    Seeing Alex in a whole new light, Lily realizes second chances are in order, but will she have to choose between the two men? Or could she be happy with both?

    - Buy link - $2.99

  19. What a great idea! Thank so much :D

    TEACH ME by Cassandra Dean

    Ever curious, Elizabeth, Viscountess Rocksley, has turned her curiosity to erotic pleasure. Three years a widow, she boldly employs the madame of a brothel for guidance but never had she expected her education to be conducted by a coldly handsome peer of the realm.

    To the Earl of Malvern, the erotic tutelage of a skittish widow is little more than sport, however the woman he teaches is far from the mouse he expects. With her sly humor and insistent joy, Elizabeth obliterates all his expectations and he, unwillingly fascinated, can’t prevent his fall.

    Each more intrigued than they are willing to admit, Elizabeth and Malvern embark upon a tutelage that will challenge them, change them, come to mean everything to them…until a heartbreaking betrayal threatens to tear them apart forever.

    - Buy link

  20. Runaway Brother by Icy Snow Blackstone

    At the age of twenty-two, newly-graduated Nicolo Liguori is forced by his three brothers to become care-giver for his father, who suffered multiple strokes. For the next ten years, Nick gives up his own ambitions , working during the day in the family jewelry business in Vanderhoek, New York, and returning to the Liguori mansion every night, to be at his father’s beck-and-call. Then Papa dies and Nick is free…or is he? Carlo, Marco, and Pietro expect him to continue life as usual, but Nick has other ideas. Secretly buying a motorcycle, he starts to work one day and… disappears.

    Nick gets as far as the southern coast of Georgia before an accident disables his bike. Stranded, with no idea of the South except what he’s seen on TV, Nick isn’t certain what kind of reception he’s going to get. Then, a pretty Southern miss and a white tank disguised as a temperamental horse named Shazam change his life as they and the citizens of Oceano teach a runaway Yankee about life and love in a small Georgia town.

    Buy Link:


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