Winter Pick-Me-Up Blog Hop: More #Giveaways and Chances to Fill Your eReader #PickMeUpHop @RoanePublishing

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More giveaways and freebies, say it aint so? Yup. Truth.

This time around, I’m going go give away some eReader material, since I am sure some of you have shiny new ones from under the tree this year. Here’s what we’re gunna do…

I am going to give away a sorta combo prize, since I am two personalities.

The Grand Prize will be a signed print copy of FOR THE LOVE OF MURPHY, a romance anthology released by Roane Publishing, which features my story, A Slippery Slope.

For the runner-up prize (will give two of these away), I will offer up an eCopy of any of my back title releases — as either Rebecca Hart, or as my erotic romance writing alter-ego: R. Brennan. My titles are listed in the left sidebar of the blog, and R. Brennan’s publications can be found on the right sidebar of her blog (http://bexbooknook.wordpress.com).

Bet you’re wondering what you need to do to win, dontcha? Well, it’s super simple — I’m a simple kinda girl.

Just comment below telling me what you’re looking forward to the most in 2015. That’s it. Oh, don’t forget to leave your email so I can reach you should you be my randomly selected winner. Keep your answers unique. Copied and pasted comments will be disqualified and deleted. Winners will be chosen at random from all qualified entries at the end of the Hop.

There are a bunch of other authors participating in the HOP along with me. Just click the link below to see the full list of participants and stop in to enter more great giveaways! Happy Hopping and good luck!!

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Happy Holidays Blog Hop Winners Announced: Congratulations to… #Giveaway #HHBH

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Sooo… the comments have been tallied and the entrants verified, randomized and tickled just for the fun of it. The winners for my little part of the Happy Holidays Blog Hop are:

Grand Prize: A signed print copy of CALL OF THE SEA

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Runner-up Prize: An eCopy of FOR THE LOVE OF MURPHY (file format of your choice)

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Congratulations to the winners. Keep an eye on your email account for a note from me.

A big thank you to Roane Publishing for hosting the hop, and to all of you who came by to comment. Happy New Year, everyone — oh and come back tomorrow. I’ll be kicking off yet another hop and giving you all new chances to win.

#CoverLove Cover Reveal: Accidental Valentine Anthology from @RoanePublishing #Romance #Contemporary

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… If you have been to a department store since Christmas, you know this, since all the pink and red candies and stuffed animals are already lining the shelves. And with the arrival of this auspicious holiday of lovers, Roane Publishing is putting out another of their wildly popular romance anthologies, ACCIDENTAL VALENTINE. The release day for this one is February 13, 2015, but I have the fabulous cover to share with you all today! Woot!

Most of you know I am a freak for a good cover, and I have to say, I REALLY do like this one. Of course, it is hard to not love a cover you designed yourself. Yup, this is another of my forays into the “art” world.

Would LOVE to know what you think about it. Does it grab you? What does it say to you? If you saw it on the shelf at the book or grocery store, would you pick it up and read the back? Inquiring minds want to know. Believe it or not, your feedback helps me tremendously. Knowing what appeals and doesn’t is a huge step toward making better covers each and every time.

But, enough about me… Let’s get to the cover and details, eh? First, the cover:

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 Accidental Valentine
A Romance Anthology
By Various Authors
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Short Stories)
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: February 13, 2015

Description: Finding love on Valentine’s Day is the happiest of accidents.

Guiding Hearts by Claire Gillian

Is a lonely woman’s GPS sentient, or is her subconscious taking her by the hand to help heal a scarred heart?

When Jemma Ernst’s GPS malfunctions and sends her to the home of handsome and engaging Gabriel Nash, she writes it off as a fluke. But she can’t seem to reprogram him out of her thoughts, nor her GPS.

Better Latte Than Never by Katrina Sizemore

Single and cold on Valentine’s Day, Hailey Merritt is not looking forward to working all day at the coffee shop while everyone around her is cheery with romance and she’s stuck trying to figure out her next step in life.

But when a special bouquet arrives from a secret admirer, she decides to reserve judgment on the holiday and find whomever sent her the flowers.

Maybe Cupid has a plan to make this her favorite Valentine’s Day ever.

Dream Architect by S.L. Hughson

Taylor and Sons Custom Design keeps ASHLIN TAYLOR at arm’s length from her dream job. If only she were a son, she could follow her architectural dream. In the Taylor creed, girls get married and boys have careers. DYLAN CUTRIGHT focuses on finishing college and landing an architectural engineering job in a large firm. Minus emotional ties.

After an accidental encounter, their initial attraction is amplified when Dylan comes to work at her family’s firm. Unlike her family, Dylan encourages Ashlin to pursue her dream by enrolling in college. He even argues her case with Uncle Mike. His support confuses Ashlin because when she moves closer to him, he rebuffs her for reasons she can only speculate about.

Valentine’s Day might be the perfect opportunity for Ashlin to make him notice her. They are working together – alone – on the most romantic day of the year. Dylan builds her dreams of a career, but will he ever lower his walls and become more than just the man IN her dreams?

One Hot Angel by Jaylee Austin

Oblivious to Tiffany Jenkins, in three short weeks her life will end—unless she makes the perfect choice. Will she chose revenge and expose her ex-husband? Or chose love and surrender her heart to the only man who can save her?

Rock My Bones by Wendy Sparrow

Jared has been eyeing the sexy mural painter from inside the museum’s paleontology lab, but she’s way out of his league. He can’t let her paint that obviously misplaced fern, though…even if it means initiating contact.

You could call her a paleontology groupie, but Shay Meyers is interested in a more modern specimen. An adult male Homo Sapien to be exact—one who needs to be dragged out of his lab for a practical course in mating rituals. If she’s lucky, this will be the Valentine’s Day she rocks his bones.

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They all sound fantastic! Some great authors — names I know, and some new ones too. Love that about anthologies. The title should be up on GOODREADS sometime this week, so be sure to add it to your TBR list.

Can’t wait for this one to come out. You? Share your thoughts. As I always say, Sharing is Caring!

Happy New Year, everyone.

Happy Holidays Blog Hop: Tis the Season for Reading!! #HHBH @RoanePublishing

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

As usual, my post is a bit late, but I am thrilled to be a part of this blog hop hosted by Roane Publishing. For my part of the hop, I will be giving away a signed print copy of my debut novel CALL OF THE SEA. As a second prize, I am offering a eCOPY (winner’s choice of file type) of my Roane release, FOR THE LOVE OF MURPHY

All you need to do to be entered to win, is to comment below and tell me what your favorite part of the Holiday Season is. No one word answers. You must give me a unique answer (One you didnt copy and paste from someone else). Please also leave an email address where I can reach you in case you are selected as the winner.

Here is a bit about the title you could win:

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Description: Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren’s Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other in order to quell the raging storm between them or have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.

 

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Description: They say love conquers all, but whoever “they” are, must not have heard of Murphy’s Law — whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. These five tales of sweet, accidental romance prove Cupid’s arrows are a lot tougher than they seem, and sometimes it pays to be unlucky.

  • No Wrong Turns – Lisa A. Adams
  • Falling for You – Michelle Ziegler
  • Coffee and Cufflinks – Annabelle Blume
  • A Slippery Slope – Rebecca Hart
  • The Shamrock Incident – London Saint James

 

There are a bunch of other hop sites for you to visit during the HOP, and bunches of other prizes to be had, so hit the link below and stop by as many as you can. HAPPY HOPPING!!! 

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Cover Reveal: Love’s Revenge by Terri Rochenski (@TerriRochenski) #Romance #MoM2 #Historical #CoverLove

A big hello and welcome to you all. It’s always so good to see you here. Love visitors. *grin*

As most of you know, I am quite a cover fiend, and a cover artist, as well. Today, is a special day, as I get to share in the reveal of a cover I not only LOVE, but one I also designed — for Terri Rochenski’s latest novel in her fantastic Means of Mercy series, LOVE’s REVENGE.

If you read the first novel in the series, LOVE’s SORROW, then you’re anxiously awaiting the release of this one along with me.  Here’s the cover and the story blurb for LOVE’S REVENGE.

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 Love’s Revenge

Means of Mercy #2
By: Terri Rochenski
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: January 26, 2015
Keywords: Historical Romance, Sweet, Series

Embittered by betrayal, Anne MacKay flees London for America, where she learns she’s pregnant with her abusive husband’s longed-for heir. In a society that doesn’t protect, or afford a well-to-do wife’s desire for divorce, Anne decides there is one way to exact revenge: deny the father any knowledge of his child.

Sought after by her husband’s henchmen, Anne travels by rail and horseback, far from civilization where silk and stays are worn, let alone thought of. Lies and deceit protect her identity for a time, allowing her to birth—and grow to love—the child who was supposed to be her vengeance.

With the help of her loyal and protective business partner, Jude Connagher, and the ranch hands in their Montana Territory valley, Anne attempts to rebuild her life under the shadow of her husband’s wrath.

One unwise decision lands Anne in her pursuers’ clutches, tearing her from the ranch, her child, and her growing love for the one man who could redeem her from bitterness. She’s left with no choice but to finally face her husband, knowing her freedom and life hang in the balance.

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Add the second installment of the Means of Mercy series, LOVE’S REVENGE to your Goodreads TBR pile today!

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About the Author:

Terri started writing stories in the eighth grade when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.

Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not potty training or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.

#SexySnippets: A taste of the first time. #CalloftheSea #NA #Shifters #Romance #Pirates

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Happy Sunday, everyone! Welcome back to the blog. I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend, and if you are visiting from other countries, I hope the weekend is treating you well.

I’ve decided to share a sexy snippet from my New Adult Pirate/Shifter romance, Call of the Sea with you all today as my Sexy Snippet. If you aren’t familiar, a sexy snippet is 7 sentences from a WIP or published work. In this case, CALL OF THE SEA is a published work, my debut novel, and a story that holds a special place in my heart.  This snippet comes from Ellie and Daniel’s wedding night.

Hope you enjoy 🙂

Candlelight played off the smooth lines of his chest, casting him in a golden glow. He unfastened his breeches, sliding them down his flanks, pulled his feet from the legs, and kicked the pants aside. Straightening, Daniel stood before her in naked splendor.

Her hungry gaze raked over him, appreciating every contour of his magnificent physique.

Mine. My husband.

She reached out to him, beckoning him back to her side.

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If you are interested in reading more, and I certainly hope you are, you can pick up a copy of CALL OF THE SEA in Print or eBook at Amazon (link below for your ultimate convenience).

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Make sure you click the banner at the top of the post, or just hit the below link, and stop by to visit with all the other authors offering up SEXY SNIPPETS this week. You never know what sort of steamy tales or fantastic new authors you may find.

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Happy Release Day to @EchoShea and Light a Candle for the Beast #FairyTale #Gothic #PNR #Giveaway

Happy book birthday Light a Candle for the Beast!

Light a Candle for the Beast
Publisher: Roane Publishing

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Keywords: Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Fairy Tale, Beauty and the Beast

Release Date: November 26, 2014

If you’ve ever been caught in a riptide, pulled down into the water, then you know me. Or, more accurately, what I’m like when I’m angry.
Delia was beautiful, smart, and kind. He wasn’t. He said he loved her, but he didn’t know what love was. He was manipulative and cruel—more than a thief. A beast.

All she wanted was a rose… 

These are the words on my sister’s grave. Her sadness, her obsession, forever a reminder I didn’t–couldn’t save her.

I’m not vindictive or cruel. I’m simply as the river–my memory is winding and my reach is long. I watched him steal her beauty, her essence. Watched him become a beast. He thought he’d get away with it, thought he’d go free.

I lay a rose upon my sister’s grave.

Light a candle for the beast.


Purchase Links:
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Amazon (UK)
Smashwords
Barnes and Noble (Coming Soon)
Kobo Books (Coming Soon)
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About Echo Shea

Echo Shea is an Urban Fantasy writer. Known for fast-paced and sometimes chilling prose, she hunkers down at her desk with characters that not only enchant, but excite her. There’s something so freeing about writing beyond what seems possible.

Who says there’s not something more hiding in these Maryland woods?



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Book Blitz & tour-wide giveaway: ecopy of Light a Candle for the Beast and a $10 Amazon gift card!

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Cover Reveal: Poison Tree by Kacey Vanderkarr #CoverLove #Fantasy

Welcome back, everyone. Thanks for coming by.

Today I have the pleasure of helping out a fellowfantasy author with the cover reveal for her latest novel, Poison Tree. You all know what a cover whore I am, so I am always pretty jazzed when I get a chance to help share a new one, especially a GOOD new one, and I think this cover qualifies.

Here are all the deets, and the PURTY.

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Poison Tree

By Kacey Vanderkarr 

Release Date: December 2, 2014

Poison Tree Blurb: The road to the City of War is dangerous.

With their home in ruins, Callie and Rowan are Eirensae’s last hope of stealing the cauldron back from Fraeburdh. They must travel into the human world where the Fallen hide. The banished fae wait for Callie, desperate to sacrifice her before she comes of age.

If Callie and Rowan survive the journey, something worse looms in Fraeburdh. Rowan is destined for a dark family legacy too horrifying to accept, and his father is anxious to welcome him home. Once the truth is revealed, will Callie ever look at Rowan the same way?

Trapped between feuding cities lost in a centuries’ old war, Callie and Rowan will face their biggest rivals yet, and neither of them will make it out unscathed.

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Kacey VanderkarrAuthor Bio: KACEY VANDERKARR is a young adult author. She dabbles in fantasy, romance, and sci-fi, complete with faeries, alternate realities, and the occasional plasma gun. She’s known to be annoyingly optimistic and listen to music at the highest decibel. Kacey is president of the Flint Area Writers and the Social Media Director for Sucker Literary. When she’s not writing, she coaches winterguard and works as a sonographer. Kacey lives in Michigan, with her husband, son, and crazy cats. In addition to her novels, Antithesis and Reflection Pond, Kacey’s short fiction is featured in Sucker Literary Vol III, Out of the Green: Tales from Fairyland, and will appear in Spark Vol VII and the inaugural issue of Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things.

Check out her website: www.kaceyvanderkarr.com

Links: 

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Spooktacular Seductions Blog Tour: An Excerpt from Do You Believe in Ghosts by Anne Higa #Romance #Paranormal #Halloween

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Hey, everyone! It’s me again. I said I would try to be a good girl and post more often, and LOOK!! Here I am again. Go me!

Enough about me… Today I have a nice little treat for you all — a lovely teaser excerpt from Roane Publishing’s most recent anthology release, SPOOKTACULAR SEDUCTIONS. The anthology features stories from eight authors, and today I get to share Anne Higa’s story, Do you Believe in Ghosts. But, we’ll get to that in just a minute. We must start at the beginning, yes?

Here are all the juicy tidbits on the anthology…

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Spooktacular Seductions
A Halloween Anthology

Author: Various Authors

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Roane Publishing

Keywords: Paranormal, Romance, Ghosts, Witches, Hags, Cemetary, Short Stories

Blurb: Falling in love can be terrifying.

Eight tales of spooky romance brought to you just in time for Halloween.

Now, that you know a bit more about the anthology, let’s take a peek into one of the fantastic sounding stories, Do You Believe in Ghosts by Anne Higa.

Do You Believe in Ghosts? – Anne Higa

 Blurb: Jeff Austin-LeGrange has been fleeing from the remnants of his dark and haunted childhood his entire life. The past always catches up to us, and his is no exception.

Alice Hopkins, Jeff’s high school sweetheart, has tried to forget him and tried to move on. You never forget your first love.

When Jeff’s mother dies and Alice’s father falls ill, the two are forced to confront their mutual history and their deepest desires. One thing is sure: neither of their lives will ever be the same again. Perhaps, the past can be overcome. Perhaps, it is not too late to believe in miracles. Perhaps, more than one couple will be reunited this Fall.

Who can say? With a little magic, anything is possible. 

Excerpt:

The Whitecourt Diner had a row of tables against the windows overlooking the park across the street. He scanned the string of seats, searching for the perfect evening view, and suddenly there she was, seated alone at one of the tables. She sipped a mug of coffee, maybe tea, her eyes focused out the window.

A glimmer of pleasure tingled across the back of his neck.

Alice looked at him and a warm smile lit her face.

The years had been kind to her. She still had the same dark hair, like the ocean at night, and her firm body sat upright in the chair. He could still remember the sweetness of having her in his arms. They had been one another’s first time, and he had never forgotten her, never really gotten over her.

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At first, Alice thought she might dreaming. Everyone knew Jeff had left town, and she knew better than most. He still looked good, was still the man she had once loved. There were a few more lines around his mouth, and he wore business casual as opposed to t-shirt and jeans she was used to, but otherwise it was definitely him. The starched white shirt and dark blue slacks gave him a neat and professional appearance.

He had gone to Columbia University, while she went to Penn State. After that, they had slowly drifted apart. She graduated with her Art History degree, and he earned his CPA. That was the last she heard of him.

His eyes met hers with a flicker of recognition, and she smiled uncertainly as he walked over to her. “Jeff? I didn’t know you were back in town.”

“Alice.”

For a brief awkward moment they gaped at each other, and Alice wasn’t sure if they should shake hands, or just nod politely.

 

The anthology is available NOW, so swing by any of the below retailers to pick up your copy. Paperback and eBook versions are both available.

BUY LINKS:

Print or Digital Edition

Roane Publishing

Print
Createspace
Amazon

Digital Edition
Amazon
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble
Smashwords
Bookstrand

 

Author Bio: Anne has been writing fantasy fiction since she was ten years old.

Currently, she lives in Harrisburg, PA where she works from home as a ghostwriter and occasional haunter of neighbor’s houses. She has three cats, and a lot of dreams.

Anne’s Links:

Website/Blog: http://annehiga.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8293030.Anne_Higa

Amazon Author Profile: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Higa/e/B00MD5HEZY

Cover Reveal: Light a Candle for the Beast by Echo Shea #Paranormal #Romance #CoverLove

Well, well, well… look what the cat drug in. Yup, me. Alive and well, working hard at the job, the family, and building a publishing company. I would add writing to the list, but I haven’t had much time for that of late. Hoping to do a little bit today, if I can manage to sit still long enough.

I want to apologize for letting the blog posts fall off into the abyss. I would swear to not let it happen again, but, well, I don’t like making promises I’m pretty sure I won’t keep… Blunt, Becca. That’s me. But, as I was recently reminded, you wouldn’t have me any other way.

For my gracious return to blog-dom, I have a treat — one of my favorite types of blog posts — a cover reveal. You all know how much I love covers, most especially ones I happen to have created myself. And, being the attention whore I am, I’d love to know what you all think of it. Drop your thoughts in the comments area at the bottom of the post.

Course, you can’t do that until I share it with you. So, here she is…
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Genre: Paranormal (Romance)

By Echo Shea

Publisher: Roane Publishing

Release Date: November 26, 2014

Keywords: Paranormal Romance, Fairy Tale, Beauty and the Beast, Short Story

Blurb: If you’ve ever been caught in a riptide, pulled down into the water, then you know me. Or, more accurately, what I’m like when I’m angry.

Delia was beautiful, smart, and kind. He wasn’t. He said he loved her, but he didn’t know what love was. He was manipulative and cruel—more than a thief. A beast.

All she wanted was a rose…

These are the words on my sister’s grave. Her sadness, her obsession, forever a reminder I didn’t—couldn’t save her.

I’m not vindictive or cruel. I’m simply as the river:. My memory is winding and my reach is long. I watched him steal her beauty, her essence. Watched him become a beast. He thought he’d get away with it, thought he’d go free.

I lay a rose upon my sister’s grave.

Light a candle for the beast.

About Echo Shea

Echo Shea is an Urban Fantasy writer. Known for fast-paced and sometimes chilling prose, she hunkers down at her desk with characters that not only enchant, but excite her. There’s something so freeing about writing beyond what seems possible.

Who says there’s not something more hiding in these Maryland woods?

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Blog: http://echoshea.weebly.com/blog
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