Saturday, November 10, 2012

This weekend, the All Genre BlurbFest

Thanks so much to everyone who left suggestions for the blurb fests! I realized too late I should have specified the blurb fests are by genre rather than theme, though I loved your ideas.

I'm taking the easy way out and making this one an open weekend. Any and all genres are welcome! But please remember, TBR is not rated, so only post blurbs suitable for general audiences.

It's easy to participate! In the comments section, post:

- book title
- author name
- book blurb
- buy link

One blurb per author, please.  Post away!


    A Jain Lazarus Adventure

    Hex Breaker Jain Lazarus joins the crew of a cursed film, hoping to put to rest what was stirred up before more people die and the film is lost. Tough, practical Detective Wyatt East becomes her unlikely ally and lover on an adventure fighting zombies, ceremonial magicians, the town wife-beater, the messenger of the gods, and their own pasts.

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  2. Title: Satin Sheets in Space
    Author: Jessica E. Subject

    Danyka’s unusual height and radiant red hair earn her the cold shoulder from any guy she approaches, unless he wants to experiment with a giant. So when her boss sets up on a one night stand, she hopes for a prince but expects the usual toad.

    As a captivating stranger whisks her away from the ball and introduces her to his equally gorgeous brother, she fears her fantasies have become a nightmare. Has she finally given into impulse only to become a lab rat in an unknown world?

    Buy link: Decadent Publishing

    Thank you so much for hosting the blurb fest, Cate!! :)

  3. WOOT blurb fest :) Thanks, Cate xx

    - book title: THREESOME SWEETNESS
    - author name: JoAnne Kenrick
    - book blurb:
    A shot of Threesome Sweetness stirs up emotions….
    Elizabeth, a part-time manager of Bell’s Irish Pub and business student, is newly hitched. Her marriage could use a serious shake up, but she finds shopping a more therapeutic use of her time.
    If Todd’s wife is happy, he’s happy. But it seems nothing is putting a sweet smile on her face these days, not even her friends at Bell’s. So he contacts 1NightStand and arranges the one thing he knows she doesn’t necessarily want but definitely needs for her thirtieth birthday; a threesome.
    Enter cowboy Cade, who’s in London, England hoping to make a restaurant franchise deal. After weeks of doors slamming shut, he uses the 1Night Stand agency in hopes of sprinkling some fun over his overseas business trip and perhaps to learn what he’s missing out on by being relationship shy.
    A harmless night of intimacy is planned.
    Is a dash of Threesome Sweetness the remedy each is looking for, or will the date leave a bitter aftertaste each will regret for the rest of their lives?

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  4. Undercurrent
    by Zenobia Renquist

    Still water hides deep passion.

    Lulu was sent to spy on the competition while pretending to be a guest so she could find out the secret of their success. Her search turns up Hotsuma, a man bound to water so he can use his power to bring good luck to those who imprisoned him.

    Working to set him free ignites a passion in Lulu only Hotsuma can quench, but they can’t afford to let sex, no matter how good, distract them. Hotsuma’s captors aren’t about to let Lulu leave with their property and they are willing to use deadly force to stop her. More than luck is needed if Lulu and Hotsuma want their new love to survive.

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    Genre: Erotic IR Paranormal Romance

  5. Woot!
    For a very limited time, Ellora's Cave is offering Mission Menage for FREE.
    MISSION MENAGE By Cynthia Sax

    Captain Raylee lives a safe, controlled life. She ships cargo using only heavily protected Federation routes, she doesn’t form relationships with anyone or anything living, and her lover is a sexy android with spare parts and a backup brain—and he’s always hard on command.

    But Raylee’s perfect android lover has a dangerous human twin…

    Vegas, a Federation operative, thrives on risk and intrigue. Years ago, he planted a robotic clone of himself on his future mate’s ship. With a war now brewing between the Federation and enemy forces, Vegas boards Captain Raylee’s vessel, determined to seduce both his woman and his android while completing his daring mission.

    In the darkness of space, lines blur between man and android, safety and risk, lust and betrayal. One failed mission could destroy them all.

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  6. Skin Deep
    by Sarah Mäkelä
    Paranormal Romance

    Passions sizzle even between a feline and a wolf...

    Angelique had no idea her black panther tattoo would force her to abandon the love of her life—Connor O’Reilly—but she’s determined to keep him safe no matter how much it hurts. Her tattoo doubles as her feline familiar: loving, protective, dangerous, and with a life of its own. It’s also her deepest secret and draws enemies who desire its power for themselves.

    Connor has no idea why Angelique left him, but he’s determined to win her back. As a werewolf, he has secrets of his own. Now his alpha is ready to force him to pair with an ex-girlfriend he can’t stand unless he can find Angelique and claim her as his mate. But even as their secrets threaten to keep them apart, hidden enemies seek to destroy their chance at love forever.


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    Thanks for the blurb fest!

  7. Yay! Blurb fest! Thanks so much for the opportunity and the great blurbs, Cate.

    That Dating Thing

    The daughter of Wall Street’s most notorious stock swindler, dog trainer, Rylee Pierce has perfected the art of flying beneath society’s radar. Prosecutor, Cooper Reed is a threat to her carefully hidden truths, but how is a woman supposed to resist a man capable of handling a psychotic Great Dane while charming her out of her panties before she has the chance to blink?



  8. CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh - Amazon Best Seller

    Byron’s days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. Keeping a promise to his fallen mentor, he now serves on an exploration vessel. The detection of alien ruins sends them to the distant planet of Tgren. Are the ruins a key to the Tgren’s civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassans. To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers. Forced to train Athee and further develop her flying aptitude, Byron’s patience is strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy…

    Science fiction - space opera/adventure
    Print ISBN 978-0-9827139-4-5 $15.95
    EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-6-9 $4.99
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  9. Thanks for hosting an open blurb fest!

    The Wrong Enemy, by Jane Lebak

    A guardian angel kills the child he vowed to protect...and inexplicably, gets a second chance -- a final chance -- to make it right.


  10. Mercenarie 1: Private Skirmish by Anne Kane

    What do you do when the woman you love is up for auction? Make sure you’re the highest bidder!
    When her little sister disappears, Dee vows to find her. She follows a lead to Loden Province but is picked up by Government troops and convicted of crossing provincial borders without a permit. The punishment? She is sent to be sold at auction.
    As the auctioneer calls for bids, she hears a voice from her past. Kaeden! The lover she ran out on in order to raise her little sister. He's found her again, and he has no intention of letting her escape a second time. He and his band of mercenaries will do whatever it takes to reunite the sisters and keep them safe.


  11. Looking for a Western Romance for the weekend? Check out Game of Hearts by L.B. Shire

    Alice Sommers: She ran away with her fiance, hoping to move west and improve her lot in life. Instead, she finds herself deserted and thrust into the clutches of a madman. Only one man can save her; if she can convince this handsome cowboy she's worthy of his trust.

    Ty Sullivan: He'd searched for years for his lost sister, who's trail led him to Warren Hughes ranch. The man, he finds to be insane. And now, the man's daughter is begging for his help. Only things aren't what they appear; Miss Alice Sommers is part of this madman’s crazy scheme. Should he trust her? Ty knows deep in his heart he can't leave her behind, for in the short time they've been together, she's managed to weave herself into his heart
    Available at and

  12. Do you like paranormal romance with a bit of suspense and lots of action?

    Cat Came Back by Anne Kane


    Cat came back to town, and Jacob plans to keep her there

    When Catherine’s aunt dies in a suspicious accident, she comes back to her hometown to settle the estate. She expects it to be a an easy job, but she doesn’t count on being chased by a pack of wild wolves, and an unknown enemy who sprays graffiti on the house, and throws bricks through her windows. When the local police force is less than helpful it is up to Cat to find out what’s going on with the help of her all too human lover, Jacob.

    Known as the Mad Trapper, Jacob has been in love with Cat since high school. Now that she’s back in town he intends to show her that a human-shifter relationship can be just what a were-cat needs to keep her out of trouble.


  13. Title: Nobody Rides for Free
    Author: Sara Jay

    Fae law prevents Sinn from mating, but the bikers have rules of their own -- nobody rides for free.

    In a world where Fae desires overrule those of mere humans, Sinn is consumed with desire for her soulmate, Daka. However, Daka refuses to break the Fae law that prevents them from having sex without the queen's permission. Sinn finds a way to sate her sexual hunger in the company of three bikers.

    They'll make a good tribute to the queen's appetites, too...

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  14. Beneath the Mountain, The Futhark Chronicles #3 by Susan Gourley
    In this third novel of The Futhark Chronicles, the city of Sulbreth struggles to rebuild in the fragile peace following the battle to drive the demons from the town. While the remaining Keepers search for a permanent solution to rid the world of hellish creatures, they discover the hordes are only the servants of a god-like entity from ancient history. Plagues of illnesses and violence spread through the war torn city and creep into the countryside.
    Cage picks up the trail of what he believes is a demon lord, but his instincts warn him that time is not on his side. The enemy stays one step ahead of his efforts, cutting a wide arc of destruction as it seeks the magical help it needs to regain its place in the world.
    Hanging over Keeper Sabelline Shelton's head is the elven plan to close off the mountain and forever contain the demons beneath it. A plan that will likely mean her death and the end of any one with her.
    The very land of Futhark groans and struggles in a battle with the magical forces roiling beneath its surface. Sabelline and Cage face a desperate choice. Will their choice save Futhark or destroy it?

  15. THanks!!

    Title: Followed
    Number in Series: Haven House Vampires Book 1
    Author: Megan Slayer
    Genres: Erotic Romance, Novella, Paranormal, Dark Fantasy
    Themes: BDSM, Vampires, Gay, Magic

    Vampires are sensual, dangerous and not to be trusted -- or are they?

    Lucas planned to party with vampires but when he awoke, he had no idea where he'd ended up or who followed him. Two men want his blood, while the third wants to help him escape. Will Lucas succumb to his attraction to the vampires or leave with his life?

  16. Here's one under my name:

    Still the One
    Wendi Zwaduk

    She’ll be his salvation if he’s willing to switch.

    Being stressed out sucks, especially when you’re in charge of a team. Just ask Eric Trask. The pit crew of the Fifty-Four truck team depends on him. The stress of keeping things running smoothly is wearing Eric down. What’s a guy to do to get a little relief?

    Janine Walters knows exactly what Eric’s up against. She’s the public relations face of the team. Pressure is all a part of the job. Her outlet for stress just happens to be wielding a crop.

    Can Eric embrace her methods for stress relief or will her suggestion tear their fragile relationship apart?

    Reader Advisory: This book contains the use of a crop, spanking, a little bondage, a little pegging, some toys and a woman who knows how to use a strap on to pleasure her man.

    Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Switch anthology by Total-E-Bound

  17. Thanks so much for the opportunity to blurber Cate! #:0)

    Hexually Obsessed by Sam Cheever

    Ardith is a time traveling witch, a member of the Epoch Mages. Draigh is a Sorceri Bounty Hunter. They H-A-T-E each other. When they’re thrown together by the elders to chase an evil rogue witch through time and save the world from flesh eating zombies, they quickly discover that, while their minds may tell them they don’t like being together, their bodies don’t quite agree. In fact, if lust were flames, there'd be scorch marks across the ages!

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  18. What a neat idea! Thanks.

    Title: On Promised Land
    by Kae Cheatham

    ON PROMISED LAND is set in the 1840s at the end of the Second Seminole War. It details the great American dream of all pioneers who settled the western lands. But these are black pioneers. Black-Seminole pioneers: Tru, free-born in the Everglades and recently orphaned; his two younger siblings, Toby and Kate and his teenage Calusa wife, Tall Deer.

    These stalwart, industrious folk strive and survive in what we think of as the "American Way" even when they aren't recognized as Americans-—or Seminoles-—or free. Yet they persist.

    Available at Amazon (in print and for Kindle):

    Publisher: KAIOS Books

  19. A Hard Day's Knight, 1NS contemporary fantasy
    by Cate Masters

    Some days, it’s best to lay low. Lance Knight finds out the hard way – when he encounters his longtime foe, witch Morgan le Fay, at Medieval Merriment. Her curse kept him wandering the world for centuries. When he also meets Gwyn McCartney there through a 1NS date, he’s struck by her resemblance to his true love, Guinevere. It gives him hope for the first time in centuries. First, he must face Morgan to break the curse, and he has only one hope: his sword, forged in the fires with Excalibur and imbued with magical powers by Merlin.
    Gwyn McCartney’s had it with dating. Her friend’s setup through 1NS with Lance Knight irritates her, especially when Lance acts bored at Medieval Merriment – her employer and greatest fantasy. When a wench threatens Lance – a witch, he says – her fantasy world seems all too real. After Lance kisses her, she knows she has to battle Morgan le Fay. Can she free him, or will she lose him forever to the witch’s curse?

    Available through Decadent Publishing:

  20. Thanks; this is great!

    Forever Wicked: Serena's Prince
    by Ayla Ruse

    A frog, a curse and a broken promise. Sometimes punishment can be its own reward.

    Serena never thought asking for help from a frog would result in her being tied to her bed. She should be afraid. She should call for the guards. She definitely should not be… begging for more.

    Prince Rennick needs to get his hands on Serena’s necklace -- the one item sure to break the curse that turned him into a frog. When an accident makes him temporarily human, he cannot help but use his dominant nature to bend Serena to his will.

    What should have broken the curse turns into a desperate attempt to save Rennick’s life. As they try to find the key, Rennick demands much from Serena, but is she willing to surrender everything to this frog-turned-prince?

    Changeling Press


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