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Love Me Later By Libby Rice

Blog Diva - Thursday, October 30, 2014

LOVE ME LATER
Book One in the Second Chances Series


BLURB

Can they love right on the redo?

Scarlet Leore enjoys a glittering existence among New York society’s elite. Ethan Blake is a prizefighter knocking his way through school, counting on his winnings to bankroll the dreams that won’t fit in a boxing ring. When the two meet, neither can deny the instant attraction that wells between the hulking fighter and the heiress who is miles and millions out of his league. But a vicious attack leaves Scarlet physically and emotionally battered, and for Ethan, the allure crumbles along with the rest of his life after Scarlet accuses him of wielding the knife.

Years later, Scarlet has abandoned the high life for that of a hard-working lawyer, while Ethan has clawed his way to the pinnacle of a business empire. Drawn into his world of high-stakes tech mergers, they dance to a tune of revenge, desire, and finally, redemption. But theirs is a world that won’t tolerate an attorney falling for her client. They’ll need more than lust and forgiveness. They must bridge the chasm of a tormented past to understand who they are today. Only then can they forge a future in the face of the resurging enemy who once tore them apart. Read More

Fit To Be Tied By Kelsey Browning & Nancy Naigle

Blog Diva - Thursday, October 23, 2014

These are not your momma’s grannies. These gals are more like DIRTY HARRY…only over 50, female and from the south. IN FOR A PENNY ranked #1 in the Humorous Fiction genre, and we’re so excited to now bring you:

FIT TO BE TIED

Book Two ~ The Granny Series

EXCERPT::


Maggie glared down at her feet, currently sinking into greenish muck in Summer Haven’s front yard. She wiggled her toes, but her bright orange toenail polish was barely visible beneath the brackish water tickling them. Worse, the unusually warm fall day was already beginning to make it smell.

Why she’d started wearing these dollar store flip-flips Sera loved so doggoned much, she didn’t know. Back in her day, they’d called them thongs. Now that term was used for something that would leave her hind parts looking as pudgy as her toes. Today her winter galoshes would’ve been a much better choice. Read More

Inspired By The Night By L.E. May

Blog Diva - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Technology is everywhere these days. We use it in just about everything we do and we’ve found digital alternatives to everything – the trusty vinyl record is gathering dust in the attic while everyone listens to MP3 files. VHS got thrown on the scrap heap by DVDs which in turn are mournfully shaking their fists at the MP4, and in literature the paperback has been joined by the ebook.

Technology and communications have made it possible to do just about everything from your sofa. We can buy our groceries online and get them delivered to our door. We can share our holiday photos with everyone we know, all at once through social networks. We write electronic letters to our family and friends and we don’t even have to be in the same country to have a face to face conversation with someone.

I work in digital media and as my staff get younger and more tech savvy the more I find a reluctance in people to want to communicate physically. Text messages, Snapchat, Email, Facebook, Twitter…all perfectly acceptable methods of communication. But pick up a phone and speak to someone? Well now that requires a good ten minutes of mental preparation to overcome the nerves of actually talking to a real person. Read More

The Alphabet Game: The complete Alpha Series A to X,Y,Z By Andie M. Long

Blog Diva - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Excerpt: From Novella 1 to avoid spoilers.

Getting sexually accosted in Starbucks wasn’t on my to-do list.

My stiletto heels were sharp, like the angles of my razor cut bob and one tapped on the floor as I stood in line, impatient to get my hands on a Latte. The intense aromas in the shop made me crave my morning drink even more. I’d not had time for one before I’d left my apartment this morning, anxious to be punctual for my appointment. I stared ahead at the menu board, careful to avoid catching anyone else’s eye. My lips with their natural pout, enhanced by rose gloss, smacked together as I anticipated my interview at Gregory & Sons, a firm of Solicitors in Westminster in just shy of an hour’s time. Every time I thought of it, butterflies tingled in my stomach.

Lost in the menu, I jump as a warm body brushes past my own, so close I can identify him as male. I turn around, a flash of fire in my cheeks, eyes narrowing.

‘I must apologise, I completely misjudged how to get past.’

I take in the businessman in front of me, holding his drink with a firm hand. His laptop bag hangs over a broad shoulder. Dark brown hair curls around the nape of his neck, like he’s so damn sexy even his hair wants to cop a feel, and his icy grey eyes indicate the casualness of his apology, echoed in his mocking tone.

I tuck my long fringe behind my ear and turn back to face the front. I’m better off just ignoring the creep, hot or not. Read More

Seeing The Light By Eileen Bell

Blog Diva - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Seeing the Light is my first “on my own” novel. Why on my own? Because I’ve done a fair bit of collaborative writing over the past few years. My cohorts and I wrote Women of the Apocalypse, and even won a couple of Aurora Awards (a Canadian scifi/fantasy award) for it. Then we worked on an online writing experiment called The 10th Circle Project. That effort got us another Aurora, and a real appreciation for all those magazine publishers who put out four magazines a year! What a lot of work! Last year, we had a collaborative novel called The Puzzle Box published, and three of the four stories in it were nominated for Auroras, plus the book itself.

As you can see, I was doing lots of work, and lots of collaboration! However...

I kept working on my own stories while I was doing all that collaborating. Last year Tyche Books out of Calgary accepted Seeing the Light. So here I am, finally an “on my own” novelist!

Seeing the Light is a paranormal mystery, with big dollops of humour and romance. I actually started writing it years ago when I decided I wanted to try the 3 Day Novel Contest,. For those of you who do not know about the 3 Day Novel Contest -- basically, you pay $50, and then you try to write a novel. In three days.  Read More

Beta’s Mate By Caryn Moya Block

Blog Diva - Saturday, October 11, 2014

“I am so happy to share with you a special sneak peek into my newest novel. I hope you enjoy Granger and Brenda’s story as much I do.”

Brenda Scott, while being cured of cancer, had her world turned upside down when she shifted into a wolf. Now, living in Quebec with her new lycan pack, she wonders if her dream of joining a special operations unit is forever out of reach. Then there is the quiet man who watches her with the yellow eyes of a wolf wanting his mate. Will she be able to adapt to her new wild urgings?

Granger Thibault wants his mate more than anything in the world. But he knows that if he pushes her, she will fight back. Once a soldier, and the Alpha female’s lycan sister, Brenda is a force to be reckoned with. Can Granger find a way around Brenda’s hard shell to the soft woman waiting to be loved? Read More

Madeleine's Christmas Wish By Ella Quinn

Blog Diva - Monday, October 27, 2014

As soon as the door closed behind them, Madeleine placed her cup down. “We must speak.”

“Indeed.” He sauntered to the sideboard, poured two glasses of wine, and gave her one, placing the other on a small side table.

His eyes warmed, and her heart began to flutter. Then he dropped fluidly to one knee, and took her hand. “Madeleine, will you do me the great honor of being my wife.”

It was as if all the breath had been sucked from her body. “What! We . . . I cannot. You know I must first see to Maman and Genevieve.”

“And you shall.” He met Madeleine’s gaze, and she was unable to break his spell. “I will fetch them and bring them here.” Read More

For Love Of The Duke By Christi Caldwell

Blog Diva - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Living in an older New England home with no central air or air-conditioning in the sweltering, humid summers is never fun. Which is why, ironically, when I was getting into bed one summer night, Lady Katherine Adamson chose that precise moment to fall through the frozen Thames River…and so began her story. Perhaps it was my own desire to feel something, anything cool—but in that hot summer night, “For Love of the Duke” was born. And now, I’d love to share the blurb and an excerpt. I’ll be offering a free copy to one commenter!

For Love of the Duke—Official Blurb


After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he’s coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by a fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson.

With her tight brown ringlets and silly white-ruffled gowns, Lady Katherine Adamson has found her dance card empty for two Seasons. After her father’s passing, Katherine learned the unreliability of men, and is determined to depend on no one, except herself. Until she meets Jasper… Read More

Ring Around The Rosy By Roseanne Dowell

Blog Diva - Friday, October 10, 2014

My goal in life was to become a topnotch journalist. I loved writing. Always had. Ever since I can remember that’s all I ever wanted to be. Suddenly, the goal was at hand. Within reach. I got it. My first big byline! I beat out all the other reporters at the scene and the paper printed my story. MINE!

So… there I was drinking coffee and reading my story. My headline! GEORGIE PORGIE PUDDING AND DIE by me, Susan Weston. Word for word just the way I’d written it. I’d been first on the murder scene the night before, even before the cops, so I got a pretty good look at the body. Turned out to be a guy I knew from the neighborhood. Not a sight I’m likely to forget.

It made me feel good that my story got printed. This was my big chance. Things were going to change now. No more fluff pieces for me. And then everything went haywire.
The phone rang. Of course I answered. The voice on the other end sent goosebumps up my arm, down my spine, and chills down to my toes. It still does. Just thinking about it.
My life hasn’t been the same since. To find out what happened, you’re going to have to read my book, Ring Around the Rosy available from Amazon. http://amzn.to/PjLvDp Read More

Swift Strike By Loren Mathis

Blog Diva - Friday, October 03, 2014

Hello RomCon Readers!

I’m Loren Mathis and I’m a new romantic suspense author. I grew up in a rural town in eastern NC. I went to college at UNC. I am grateful that I’m now able to pursue my dream as a writer, and to share the characters who roam around my head with you.

Swift Strike is the second novel in my “SEAL Team 14” series. It is a standalone novel so the first book does not have to be read in order to enjoy this installment. The SEAL Team 14 series focuses on an elite group of U.S. Navy SEALs.

Blurb:

HIS MISSION

Ensign Jesse Denison and his comrades on SEAL Team 14 have a new assignment:  rescue a group of civilian hostages who have been kidnapped by a rogue terrorist cell in central Somalia. Little does he know, this seemingly innocuous rescue mission will change his life forever... Read More

 

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