Contemporary

The Brevia Beginning By Michelle Major

Blog Diva - Thursday, June 12, 2014

How many hours are in your day? A measly 24? Do you ever wish there could be one or two extra squeezed in so that when the words are coming fast and furious you wouldn’t have to stop? Or that there would always be an extra minute to prepare a healthy, homemade dinner or shine the sink?

Even though I can’t give you more hours, I have a few suggestions to make the most of the ones you’ve got – both for you and your family.

A lot of times we want things to be perfect – both the words on the page, day jobs or what we do to support our family. Last week I had a bad night and couldn’t even pull it together to order carry out. We had a dinner of chicken nuggets, leftover pizza, carrot sticks and apple slices. And my kids and husband were so happy – nothing gourmet or fancy but we were all together and that’s what counts. It’s the same with writing – sometimes it’s just about putting the time in and getting the words down on the page. And even though you may not feel inspired, be happy and proud that you made it happen! Read More

Date Night By R.C. Matthews

Blog Diva - Monday, June 02, 2014

DATE NIGHT: From broad concept to sustainable conflict!

BOOK BLURB: Jordan Billette faces the greatest challenge of her life - find her soul mate and get married before cancer takes Grannie away forever. Not dating? No problem. A dating service will turn up a soul mate. JT Murphy has been best friends with Jordan's brother for years. When he agrees to protect Jordan from unworthy dates at the restaurant where he waits tables, he gets more than he bargained for!

How to build sustainable conflict:
As an avid reader growing up, I often wondered where authors got the ideas for their books. Once I became a writer myself, I realized it wasn’t the broad concept for a book that was difficult to develop, but rather how to take the concept and build a sustainable conflict between the hero and heroine.

The broad concept for Date Night was simple – I wanted to write a book about a woman who went on a series of hilarious dates. Why? Because in my mid thirties I used a dating service for one year and, as a result, had first hand experience with many outrageously funny dates. My friends and family often found my dating stories entertaining. And so the idea for a book was born. Read More

How to Have An Amicable Divorce By Lindsay Harper

Blog Diva - Thursday, May 29, 2014

Here I am again to tell you about my latest book in the “HOW TO …” series of books –

‘How to Have an Amicable Divorce – a novel’.


It is the second in the series following ‘How to Have an Affair’ (released Feb 2014) but it can be read as a stand-alone title. I grew so attached to the characters in the first book that I knew I had to carry them on. ‘How to Have an Amicable Divorce’ contains the same five main characters but this time the story concentrates on Denizon Cartwright who had a much smaller role in the first book. Without giving too much away here is the
blurb:

How to Have an Amicable Divorce Read More

Bushwhacked By Tiffinie Helmer

Blog Diva - Monday, May 19, 2014

Here is a sneak peek from BUSHWHACKED releasing today May 19th! In celebration, I'll be giving away a digital copy of BUSHWHACKED to a lucky commenter.

“Corkscrew?” she asked. Systematically she started opening one drawer after another.

“Give me that.” He took the bottle from her and pointed at the table with it. “Sit.”

“Fine.” She moved to the table and pulled out one of the chairs and sat where she could watch him. He quickly located a corkscrew and twisted it into the top of the bottle, his forearms flexing with the action. Who knew that the simple action of opening a bottle of wine could make her mouth go dry? It had nothing to do with thirst, either.

He grabbed two mugs, filled them with wine, and set one in front of her, before gulping deep from his.  Read More

How To Have An Affair By Lindsay Harper

Blog Diva - Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thanks for inviting me to guest blog today and I’m so excited to be telling you about my new book “How to Have an Affair.”

The book was originally going to be called ‘The Greatest Gift’ but one day when I was out walking my dogs the new title came to me and from then on it was called “How to Have an Affair” – which you have to agree catches your eye. I had to add novel after the title as some people thought it was a workbook giving you tips on how to be unfaithful to your partner (which it isn’t!)

I’ll let the blurb tell you what the book is about.

How to Have an Affair

Have you ever been attracted to someone you shouldn’t?

Were you prepared to risk everything?

Robyn Fisher is a frustrated, busy, working mum and wife who feels that life is passing her by – that is until she meets charismatic psychologist, Jay Trethedick, at a weekend seminar. Despite the instant attraction, Robyn resists Jay’s advances only to surrender to temptation a week later and they begin an intense and passionate love affair. But when the lovers start taking increasingly dangerous risks, Robyn’s husband discovers the truth and walks out, destroying Robyn’s world.
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Chasing Love's Wings By Zoey Derrick

Blog Diva - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chasing Love’s Wings – Press Kit
Title: Chasing Love’s Wings
Series: Love’s Wings 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance /Contemporary Erotica
Age: Mature Audiences over the age of 18 who enjoy Tattoos and piercings.
Release Date: May 27th, 2014

Pre-Order available on:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/chasing-loves-wings/id863187303?mt=11
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/chasing-love-s-wings

Add to your TBR on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18324044-chasing-love-s-wings

Synopsis:
Everything in Cameron Enders' life feels like a dream since she took a trip to a remote island where she met Tristan Michaels, Hollywood's hottest man. Tristan never imagined that his get-away vacation would change his life and his heart.  Read More

Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck

Blog Diva - Monday, April 14, 2014

©2014 Zondervan – Excerpt used with permission

Reggie exploded out the door and into the pack of waiting press. The chilled air reached for her, and she longed for Tallahassee’s late September heat.

“Princess, over here.”

“What do you think of Hessenberg?”

“Are you really the great-granddaughter of Princess Alice?”

“Are you going to sign the entail?”

Cameras clicked and buzzed in her ears and her forward motion stopped when she sank into the mud of media.  Read More

Justice For Abby By Cate Beauman

Blog Diva - Thursday, April 10, 2014

Justice For Abby is on sale now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes!

Nowhere to hide…

Fashion designer Abigail Harris has been rescued, but her nightmare is far from over. Determined to put her harrowing ordeal behind her and move on, she struggles to pick up the pieces of her life while eluding the men who want her dead.

The Mid-Atlantic Sex Ring is in ruins after Abby’s interviews with the police. The organization is eager to exact their revenge before her testimony dismantles the multi-million dollar operation for good.

Abby’s safety rests in the hands of former US Marshal, Jerrod Quinn. Serious-minded and obsessed with protocol, Ethan Cooke Security’s newest agent finds himself dealing with more than he bargains for when he agrees to take on his beautiful, free-spirited client.  Read More

Colleen's Choice By Holley Trent

Blog Diva - Monday, April 07, 2014

A Post Hijack by The Emerald Springs Underbelly Blog

Hello, fellow snoops! Holley Trent was supposed to provide a post, but I think you’ll like what I have to say even more. I’ve got gossip! Who doesn’t love gossip?

As you know, every spring, the folks here in Emerald Springs, Washington pitch in for a massive town potluck. This year, Sam Whitman of Emerald Tea Farm thought the gathering would be a great venue to test out his new blog feature. His experiment with video didn’t go so well, but our crafty snoops at The ES Underbelly Blog were able to download his video before he pulled it. We’ve transcribed these awkward exchanges for your reading pleasure.

***BEGIN TRANSCRIPTION***

(Camera activates revealing Sam seated at a table in the community center. Alan Prevost walks past, carrying a plate and a bottle of beer.)

Sam Whitman: Alan! Alan Prevost, come talk to me.

(Alan looks around, sighs, and pulls out a chair next to Sam.) Read More

Betting The Rainbow By Jodi Thomas

Blog Diva - Thursday, April 03, 2014

The idea for my newest Harmony book BETTING THE RAINBOW came from the question, “If you had a chance to change your life, what would you be willing to risk?”

My character Dusti Delaney and her sister were stuck on a small farm , on a little lake, near Harmony, Texas. They made enough to live but nothing more. Both had dreams of what could have been if one had been able to finish nursing school and the other had followed her dream of being a professional photographer.

On their once-a-month night out Dusti learns of a charity poker game and sees her one chance to change. Though she has her goals too, she wants to see her sister follow her dream first.

One man knows enough about poker to teach her to win. Only problem is, if she makes it to the final table, she’ll be playing against him. As he teaches her about Texas Hold’em and love, she sees the possibility of her dream coming true.

I think I loved this story so much because I once pushed all my chips in on a dream. I wanted to write but with teaching, going to grad school and raising two boys, there was never any time. Finally, with the help of my husband, I quit, drew out my retirement and lived on it while I wrote. Forty books later I’d say the gamble paid off. Read More