Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WILD ABANDON RELEASE DAY SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY




Join us in celebrating the release of WILD ABANDON by Jeannine Colette!






WILD ABANDON by Jeannine Colette

Adult Contemporary Romance

Cover Designed by: Okay Creations

Scheduled to release: May 24, 2016





BLURB:
When you fall in-love it’s forever



But sometimes forever comes with a price.



I never meant to meet Nathaniel Teller. It was by accident, on a Tuesday, that I walked into his bar. He was solemn, intense and hiding a secret behind those stoic green eyes.



I never intended to fall in-love with him. We were supposed to be just friends. But I fell for him hard, deep. There’s no turning back.



I never thought his past would be so dark. And if I thought I had any chance of being in his future, I was wrong. Because his past is his future.



And I need to walk away.






EXCERPT
He is about to take a shot. His eyes lose focus, and he stands and looks at me. “Why him?”

I tilt my head at Nate. I don’t know if they’re reflective of the green felt of the pool table, but right now, his eyes are so piercing and mesmerizing. I swear, he can see right through me.

“Why was he worthy of a second date?” he asks.

I open my mouth to answer but close it for fear that I’ll say something wrong.

Why Brent? Because he’s emotionally available. Because he has the perfect career and a full head of hair and loves cats and classical music and is lukewarm to sports.

And, most importantly, because the man I really want to be interested in me is with someone else.

“He checks all the boxes.” My voice is low.

Nate’s chest rises with a deep breath. His eyes are stone cold and scorching hot all at once. He is so far away, yet I can feel his exhale on my skin.

With his eyes still on mine, Nate takes a step back from the table. “He has a lot of money. He can take care of you.”

I nod my head. “Yes.”

Nate takes a few steps, slow and steady, toward the corner of the table in my direction. His eyes curve in question, yet their focus never leaves mine.

“He was married. Probably ready to settle down again. Start a family.”

I nod again.

Even closer, he places his pool stick on the table. I have no idea what his mission is, but it’s making my palms sweat and my breathing erratic.

“Did he tell you that you’re beautiful?”

My breath hitches, and I nod my head again. Nate is now just a few inches from me. His gaze is hard and stern on mine.

“He’s an idiot. He should have told you that you’re fucking gorgeous.” His words are hypnotic, but the tone he delivers them in is rough, raw.

“That wasn’t a requirement. I don’t need a man to tell me I’m pretty.”

“I know what your boxes are. He is the perfect guy for you. That’s why I have to know…”

Nate’s chest is now flush with mine, his forehead bowing down to meet mine, and I lose all air from my lungs.

“Why are you here with me and not with him?”

I swallow hard. “Because he’s not you.”










THE ABANDON COLLECTION

A series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way.



Each story features a new couple, an exciting new city and a rose of a different color.



CHECK OUT THESE NOVELS BY JEANNINE COLETTE





RECKLESS ABANDON




BLURB:
A heart-wrenching breakup, an accident… a loss.

Every time Emma Paige stretches out her right hand she is reminded of all the dreams that faded in one awful weekend.

But when Emma and her sister, Leah, embark on a trip to Capri, Italy, a near drowning leads them deserted in a foreign country. When a stranger offers to help, the sisters follow him to his luxury yacht where Emma faces her greatest challenge yet.

His name is Asher.

Over the course of three days, Emma and Asher enter into an intense, complex and emotion extracting relationship. But when Emma learns of Asher’s real identity she finds herself betrayed and stranded by the only man she was ever able to open her heart to.

A chance meeting in New York, a romance communicated through music and a choice greater than any love she’s ever known, Emma learns of Asher’s demons and is left to wonder…

Is he here to save her or is he the one who needs saving?






PURE ABANDON




BLURB:
KATHRYN GRAYSON has it all—a beautiful husband, new baby, and a life most women would dream of. But after putting her career on hold for her family, Kathryn sets out to reclaim the woman she once was.

When Kathryn meets her new boss, ALEXANDER ASHER, Manhattan playboy and heir to his family’s fortune, their relationship is heated… and not in a good way. The two are at odds, playing a cat-and-mouse game that has Kathryn pouncing.

Kathryn seeks the comfort of her husband, GABRIEL MONROE, an up-and-coming attorney who seems to have less and less time for his wife as his career takes flight, leaving her dreaming about the days when their love story was a fairy tale.


After a heated argument, a box of Twinkies and a very elaborate display of white roses, Kathryn and Asher call a truce. She unravels a deeper side of him, and they develop a fierce connection that leaves Kathryn wondering what is appropriate… and what is not.


When Kathryn becomes suspicious of Gabriel’s activities, she finds herself alone and far away from home with the charismatic Asher. After a night of drama, honesty, and pure eroticism, Kathryn’s will to stay away from Asher is tempted like never before.

In a battle of self-discovery, Kathryn must choose between them. Both men are devastatingly broken by her actions—and she can only fix one of them. But when she makes her choice, will he even want her after all that’s happened?

GIVEAWAY:
Signed paperback + $25 Amazon kindle Giftcard



About the Author:


Jeannine Colette is a television producer, writer, mother, and philanthropist.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She currently freelances in the television industry while attending to her children and pursuing her writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the two tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and the Hearing Health Foundation.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

HART'S DESIRE SPOTLIGHT & EXCERPT

Hart’s Desire
By Chloe Flowers

HART’S DESIRE by Chloe Flowers is a rollicking adventure through the Carolina Lowlands that snatches your breath and steals your heart. If you like stories about spunky heroines and the scoundrels who love them, this is the historical romance read for you. When Keelan Grey tries to escape her fate of marrying a foul man, she runs smack into Captain Landon Hart, commander of the Desire, and the fire that erupts between them could burn the sails and sink the ship.

Title: Hart’s Desire
Series: Pirates and Petticoats #1
Author: Chloe Flowers
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: May 17th, 2016
Publisher: Flowers & Fullerton
Print Length: 330 pages
Format: Digital and Paperback
Digital ISBN: 978-1-63303-998-8
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63303-997-1

Synopsis:
An independent young lady meets a bold merchant captain pursued by a band of Caribbean pirates...what could possibly go wrong?

Keelan Grey had a solid plan that would save her from an arranged marriage to a cruel plantation owner until a deathbed confession from a loved one plunges her into a dark plot of deception and revenge.

After a daring escape, Captain Landon Hart sails the Desire to Charleston for repairs and to keep a mysterious appointment with a plantation owner. He meets a sword-wielding, fiery-haired tempest on the way, and he isn't prepared for the impact she has on his tightly guarded heart...nor the trouble she manages to attract.



Available Here: Amazon | The Book Show

Excerpt:
“Damn!” She tucked her chin to her chest and groped for more tangled curls. This was a fine mess. If Aunt Sarah caught sight of her now, she'd drop in a dead faint.
“That’s an understandable expletive for a young girl posing as a boy, however, as a young girl masquerading as foliage, it’s a bit disconcerting.”
Keelan ceased her struggle, mortified. A shadow fell over the ground at her feet, followed by black riding boots, lightly dusted from the road. She raised her gaze over fine black breeches and tapered waist. Raising her gaze higher, it stuttered at a white linen shirt untied at the neck, before she took in the broad shoulders, a strong jaw, a small scar on the chin and a straight, but haughty aquiline nose. Captain Hart stood in front of her, his crystalline blue eyes glittering with amusement. This was going to be trouble.
 “You can come out now. I’m afraid you’ve been discovered.”
With his black hair wild about his shoulders, Keelan could easily picture Landon Hart with a brace of pistols and a scabbard, standing at the helm of a dark pirate ship. When his white teeth flashed in a brilliant smile, she stopped breathing altogether.
The first impression which streaked through her mind was that he was beautiful. His azure eyes took on a mischievous glint, making her wonder if he’d just read her mind.
“I would gladly come out, but my hair is caught,” she muttered, unnerved again by her body’s response to the man. “And I am not a mere girl. I’ll have you know, Captain, I’m nineteen.” She clenched her teeth and fought harder to yank her hair from the branches. Drat. She had the most abominable luck.
Captain Hart stepped closer. “Perhaps I can be of some assistance and free you from your bushy captor.” He gave her a lazy grin followed by a long appraisal from head to toe.
His nearness had an adverse effect on her lungs and she found it difficult to draw a breath. She sensed a rakish quality in the captain. As if he knew she was flustered by his proximity, he stepped even closer. She wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if he was terribly conceited and prone to more than a little deceit, as well.
“No.” She pulled again and a sharper pain shot across the back of her head. “I can do it, really, Captain Hart.” Why didn't he just leave her alone?
“Nonsense.” He gently grasped her wrists to pull them away from her hair.
He was too close.
The scent of him mingled with leather and fresh spring air, which combined for a heady mix of danger and calm.

About Chloe Flowers:
After many years in the corporate environment managing marketing promotions for major consumer products companies, and teaching strategic marketing to MBA students, Chloe broke free from the cubicle to write full-time.

She’s always been a Parrothead, loves to write while listening to Celtic music, and when life gets too serious, she reads Calvin and Hobbes comics. Her love of pirate tales started with Peter Pan and continues with the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Sailing on the Caribbean ocean with the wind at her back and the sun in her face is Chloe's idea of paradise. Readers who like action and adventure mixed with historical romance, pirates, sailing ships, sea adventures, independent heroines and dark, brave heroes, will enjoy the Pirates & Petticoats series about spunky heroines and the scoundrels who love them.

Look for the release of the Bridal Veil Falls series in late fall 2016. The self-proclaimed "Town of Happily Ever Afters" will have readers falling in love with this small town, contemporary romance series sprinkled with humor and topped with love.

Chloe lives in Ohio with her tall, dark and handsome husband, three children and two rambunctious dogs, Indiana and Luke, who are named after her two favorite action heroes.

In her youth, she loved reading Kathleen Woodiwiss novels. Today, she loves reading books by Julia Quinn, Debbie Macomber, Bella Andre, Barbara Freethy, John Sanford, James Pattenson, George Lucas, Linda Howard, Miranda Liasson and Sheridan Jeane.

Variety is bliss, is it not?


Connect with Chloe: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Thursday, May 19, 2016

THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPTATION (THE MCKAY'S #2)

Love is the greatest risk of all

After seven days in a coma, Hannah Parker remembers nothing about the accident that landed her in the hospital--or how she ended up pregnant with Brannon's baby, the man she's loved since high school. Her body and heart have burned for him for years, and when she wakes up, he's sleeping by her bedside, anxious to keep her safe at all costs. But as Hannah struggles with her amnesia, a threat looms closer--one that could have deadly consequences if she recovers her memories. She will have to trust Brannon completely if she is to keep what haunts her at bay…and their baby safe….

Brannon McKay spent the last ten years fantasizing about Hannah. In his mind, he's explored every passionate scenario he can think of while, in real life, Brannon took their budding relationship and threw it away with both hands. Hannah doesn't remember what happened but, now that she is awake, Brannon would rather die than watch her walk away again. When Hannah and his unborn child's life is threatened, Brannon must stake claim to the woman who has held his heart captive for years…or risk disaster tearing them apart…

Release Date: May 3, 2016
St. Martin's Press
Romantic Suspense
The McKay's #2
Review copy provided by publisher

I am a huge fan of Shiloh Walker's books, and especially her romantic suspense stories. I fell in love with The McKay's series with the very first book. I couldn't wait to read Brannon and Hannah's book, as I wanted them together as soon as we met them in Headed for Trouble.

I'll be honest and say I was worried about how Ms. Walker would pull off an amnesia story, especially when it was revealed Hannah was pregnant, but I never should have worried. I found myself pulled in from the very beginning and loved watching Hannah and Brannon figure out how to manage their new relationship. I loved that even not remembering part of her past, Hannah instinctively knew Brannon was a very important person in her life. I loved that Brannon was getting a second chance to make things right with Hannah while they are spending more time together. My only issue was Brannon not being honest sooner with Hannah sooner about everything that had gone on in their past. I did however love how great their chemistry was whether they were making love or just spending time together. I also love that even though Brannon had never told Hannah how much he loved her in the past, he had loved her every bit as long as she had loved him.

Shiloh Walker loves to throw her readers off on "who is the bad guy" in her romantic suspense books. I absolutely love that she throws so many twist and turns into the story. I have an idea as to the bad guy is in this trilogy, but my feelings could be off as I really don't like this particular character at all. I can't wait to read The Right Kind of Trouble to find out if my guess is correct. I also can't wait to read The Right Kind of Trouble to finally get Moira and Gideon's story, as I've wanted to read their story from the moment I met them in Headed For Trouble.


I liked where Ms. Walker took us in phase 2 of the mystery in The Trouble With Temptation. I honestly don't feel like readers will get as much out of the mystery portion of the story by reading it as a stand-alone story, but do think the romance portion of the story works as a stand alone story. I'm tend not to read books in a series out of order, so I highly recommend reading The McKay's series in order.