Friday, November 30, 2012

Hot & Spicy

Hot & Spicy

P.T. Macias


A red-blooded saga of the De La Cruz familia and their fortunes is centered on romantic relationships of the explosively passionate kind. 

The first novel Hot & Spicy, the familia encounters danger, action, and pasion. The bachelor battles the deadly Mexican cartel to protect his amor, familia, and fortune encountering romance, tantalizing ecstasy, and danger.

Jose Enrique De La Cruz is the eldest of los primos. He’s completely in command of the familia’s empire. Jose Enrique is expected to introduce his fiancĂ©e to la familia at the company’s 25th anniversary celebration. La familia has no clue that he doesn’t have one.

He doesn’t have time to commit to a chica, not until he meets Jessica Maria Cortez. Jessica rocks his world and unchains his alma. The hot passion rages through his blood erupting into hot spicy amour.

Jessica Maria Cortez has always loved him and grasps this opportunity.

The passion, danger, and hot tantalizing ecstasy rocks Jose Enrique’s world. Jose Enrique is thrust into war, danger, and suspense. The De la Cruz’s defy the deadly Mexican Cartel dictates.

Everything breathless and romantic is magnified by author P. T. Macias into a fever of tactile writing, intense pacing, cohesion, and love.  

Wednesday, November 28, 2012



Zoe Dawson

Blue Moon Creative

Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do!

That's right! Callie Lassiter's normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor's dog. It must be puppy love! It's doubly embarrassing since she's a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy Owen McKay, just the kind of man Callie is determined to avoid.

Owen’s comfortable with his playboy status and the hype in the media. But the ground moves beneath his feet when he gets an eyeful of the girl next door. The Dog Whisperer never looked this good! How can he convince this wholesome honey that his player days are behind him? Maybe Jill, his Great Dane can help him with this dilemma now that she’s pregnant and Callie’s dog is to blame.

Is this bad boy a bad bet?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Don't Mess with Brett

Don't Mess with Brett

David D. D'Aguanno

Amazon Digital Services

The life of an unscrupulous bastard can sometimes be fraught with difficulties.

First, there was the sweet young thing who claimed he'd impregnated her. (Know what a condom is, Brett?)

Then there was the desperate young man who wanted to take him to court. (One of the risks you run when you insist upon being so unscrupulous.)

How about the guy who showed up at his apartment and threatened him at gunpoint? (Punching him out at that party might not have been such a good idea.)

Or the ex-girlfriend who came back, just to call him STUPID? ('Nuff said.)

But when someone left a dead body on top of his bedspread, the message that needed to be sent out was clear: "Don't mess with Brett!"

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sharp Change

Sharp Change

Milly Taiden

Etopia Press

Only the hottest sex can cool a wolf in heat... After her sister is bitten by a werewolf, geneticist Sophia Reece begins researching shape-shifters and isolates a gene she calls Furry Beast—FB for short. But in her excitement over her discovery—dancing in the lab is never a good idea—she has a teeny little accident with the samples, one canine, one feline, and winds up landing on the syringes, pointy side up. Werewolf Chase is head over heels in lust with Sophia. He can’t stop thinking about the human’s sexy body or how badly he wants to get her naked. But she acts as if he has fleas. So why, all of a sudden, does she stare at him like a wolf in heat? And what smells like cat? When she experiences her first mating heat, Sophia isn’t prepared for the new feelings she’s experiencing, and her secret desire for Chase refuses to remain under wraps. For Chase, this is his wildest fantasy come true—to finally get his hands on the curvy, caramel-skinned Latina. But when some serious predators come sniffing around her research, Sophia will have to find out what she’s really made of, and Chase will have to decide if he’s man—or wolf—enough to make things permanent…

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Undisclosed Desires

Undisclosed Desires

M. Peters

Amazon KDP

Keith D'Ameron has wandered the world as a vampire for three hundred years and until now, he has simply enjoyed what his world of the night can bring to him, but upon entering Seville, a heartbeat rises above the rest of the thrumming pulses occupying the busy city, and something in its siren call urges Keith to investigate.

The owner of this heartbeat is a beautiful young man named Javier Estas, and upon first sight, Keith knows he must make the young man his own. Something in the scent of his blood, and the very thrum of the life in Javier's verdant gaze, has drawn Keith to this man, and he is determined to find out why. Something within Javier's eyes calls to him as nothing else has ever done, and Keith soon finds himself hopelessly in love.

At first, Javier is hesitant, but Keith is not the only one lured by their incomprehensible connection, and he finds himself captivated by the glimpses of Keith's world he sees every time he falls into the vampire's eyes. At last, he finds that he cannot continue to deny his undisclosed desire for Keith - and that he doesn't want to keep trying.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Delilah's Passion

Delilah's Passion

Sarah Bella

Sizzler Editions

Delilah Steele was living the high life.  She had a high-powered job, a man she loved and nothing was holding her back.  When her world, and her trust, was irrevocably shattered by the man she loved, Delilah had no choice but to return to the town she grew up in – and couldn’t wait to leave.  There, she goes to work for Aiden Dean, a handsome heartbreaker who seems to have his eye on Delilah. When Delilah’s long-absent father arrives on the scene, she has to figure out how to cope with his presence and desire to be a part of her life.  Now Delilah has to learn how to live – and love – all over again.  Will her hard knocks past continue to haunt her, or will Aiden break through her tough exterior and show her that forever can be a good thing?

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Whisper of Time

The Whisper of Time

Ute Carbone

Whispers Publishing

When fate offers Gwynn Powell a chance to start over, she jumps at the opportunity. Laid off and living with a husband whose gambling problem has eaten through a good part of their savings, Gwynn buys a farmhouse sight unseen, leaving both her marriage and her old home behind.

But fate has more in mind for Gwynn than just a new home. The farmhouse, tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont where even GPS can’t find it, is also a step back in time. And Slate Peck, the farm’s caretaker and part owner, is tied to Gwynn’s destiny in ways she never expected.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday's Tidbits are all about being thankful. All of us at The Book's Blurb Blog wish our friends and family in the US the happiest of holidays. Please enjoy your Thanksgiving with those who mean the most.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Daughter of Ares Chronicles

The Daughter of Ares Chronicles
The Complete Trilogy

Shannon McRoberts

Obsidian Poet Press

Athine has long been told she was the chosen one. Only problem is she doesn't want to be chosen for anything; she wants her own adventures. She gets her chance when she learns that her new powers allow her to kill other immortals.

Follow Athine from the beginning as she learns about her heritage and being an immortal born. See how she interacts with some notable immortals such as Zeus, Hera, Odin, and Morrigan. Learn about the origins of the vampire and what happened to the dragons!

Take everything you think you know about mythology and throw it out the window...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Just Add Water

Just Add Water
Book 1~ Hetta Coffey Series

Jinx Schwartz

Kindle Direct Publishing

Can't get a man? Just Add Water.

Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht, and not afraid to use it!

A globe-trotting engineer with attitude, Hetta is working on coming of age—albeit a little late. Pushing forty, and still single, Hetta has left a life-long swath of failed multi-national affairs in her jet stream, so it is no wonder she prefers living with her dog, RJ. But old habits die hard, and trolling for triceps is Hetta’s hobby.
Plying the waterfront in search of Saturday brunch, Hetta’s attention is snagged by a parade of passing yachts—especially their predominantly male skippers—and experiences a champagne-induced epiphany: If she had a boat, she could get a man.
In hopes a floating Valhalla will overcome an all-time low water mark in her life, Hetta buys her dream boat in spite of a spectacular ignorance of all things nautical. It seems living aboard is just her cup of spiked tea until a shadowy stalker, an inconvenient body, and Hetta’s own self-destructive foibles imperil not only a fresh lease on life, but an unexpected romance.
Hetta Coffey brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “sink or swim!”

Monday, November 19, 2012

Shadow Born

Shadow Born

Kyra Dune

Double Dragon eBooks

Daemon uth Friesard is the unwilling king of Phalindros. Because both his older brothers have died, he finds himself in a role he doesn’t want and isn’t suited for. With a domineering mother, an ice cold wife, a tempting minstrel, and a failing friendship, it’s all he can do to keep from falling into the same kind of darkness that took his father.

Clayden Kiel is the youngest High Priest in the history of Phalindros. He is also a Chosen of the gods, gifted with direct communion to the god of light, Basale. A war is coming, a war that he would like to avoid. But the gods are of little help, seeking only to influence so far as to not affect free will, and there are secrets to be kept. Secrets belonging not only to himself and his time, but going all the way back to the founding of the kingdom. As Clayden struggles with his own inner demons as well as those of his long time friend, the king, he must find a way to put aside his humanity in order to better serve the gods and to save the kingdom from a devastating war. Easier said than done.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Haunting of a Duke

The Haunting of a Duke

Chasity Bowlin

The Wild Rose Press 

Facing danger from both sides of the grave, will two souls merge to find a love that conquers all?

Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it's made her a killer's target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party--to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke.

Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged "gift." Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme's life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector. Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Claimed by Dragons

Claimed By Dragons
Book 2 Bag of Tricks

Amber Skyze and Katalina Leon

Loose Id LLC

In an odd Wiccan shop in Salem, Jael pulls an unusual stone from a witch’s wish bag. Little does she know her wildest dreams of adventure and a torrid affair with two gorgeous co-workers are about to come true—in spades.

Jael’s dreamy boss, Roarke offers her the assignment of a lifetime: a photo safari to Mount Kilimanjaro. The African scenery is stunning but the unexpected arrival of her two office crushes, Roarke and Kypton ignites her passion. Just as the trio is getting steamy at a beautiful waterfall, danger intervenes forcing the men to reveal their secret. They're dragons. And now, to save her life, they have no choice but to abduct a startled Jael to their mountain lair on Kilimanjaro.

In the dragons' love nest, Jael learns the truth about their origins and explores all the erotic possibilities two eager lovers can offer. Love awakens, but the guys are being stalked by a covert group of dragon hunters and withholding a life or death secret that will push Jael’s courageous heart and commitment to the limits.

Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices, menage (m/m/f).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Rescuing Lacey

Rescuing Lacey

Rebecca Heflin

Soul Mate Publishing

When tough battle-scarred photojournalist-turned-wildlife-photographer Lacey Sommers travels to Costa Rica in a last-ditch effort to save her job, she meets beach-bum-gorgeous Luke Hancock, an outdoor guide, environmentalist and expert on economics and sustainability, who’s been hired by her magazine to serve as her pilot and wilderness guide for the duration of her stay.

It’s clear from the outset there is a powerful physical attraction between the two, but strong personalities, pre-conceived notions, an unexpected and contentious family connection, and the scars from a tragic death and a terrifying event threaten to keep them apart.

Will Lacey shed the mantle of Kevlar she’s worn for so long and allow Luke inside her heart? Or will her ostensible strength be her downfall?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday's Tidbits

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. Here are some people and their blogs that you should be following.  ~ Record your Indie stats with Brenda Hiatt. Brenda has been collecting stats yearly with her ‘Show Me The Money’ survey for a long time on traditional publishing. She’s now including indie books in that survey. She records only dollars and numbers sold, no author names are included. ~ Debra Holland is a wonderful resource on self-epublishing. She shares her sales figures, her earnings and more on her website. She was actually the first author I ran across, besides Lynn Viehl for traditional publishing, who showed me her numbers. ~ Interesting little facebook page that has all sorts of tidbits of information. Like how many words NaWriMo writers produced: 3 billion. They also have things like where indie book signings and the like are happening. ~ An author who is self-epublishing her backlist. She shares her sales and stats for all venues. She has great articles on the site as well. ~ Norah Wilson writes about all things in regards to her books and she writes in many different genres. She shares sales tips and information as well as sales numbers and royalties.

That’s it for this week! Go forth and WRITE!


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

His Reluctant Bodyguard

His Reluctant Bodyguard

Loucinda McGary

Self Published

The last person cruise director Avery Knox expected to see aboard her very first trip out on Valiant is former college football star, Rip Pollendene. A decade ago, she had turned down his advances at the University of Miami and lived to regret her decision. Why is she so reluctant to take the second chance she's been handed?

Rip Pollendene is the heir apparent to a beautiful island nation. But it's a heritage Rip has ignored and rejected for twenty years. Now his homeland is on the brink of a bloody civil war with outside forces trying to manipulate the outcome. Is that why someone wants him dead?

How much should Rip sacrifice for a country he hardly knows? And is it sheer coincidence that has thrown golden girl Avery Knox back into his life? Can they stay alive long enough to find out if their love really is meant to be?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rough Diamond

Rough Diamond

Cassandra Dean

Decadent Publishing

Owner of the Diamond Saloon and Theater, Alice Reynolds is astounded when a fancy Englishman offers to buy her saloon. She won’t be selling her saloon to anyone, let alone a man with a pretty, empty-headed grin…but then, she reckons that grin just might be a lie, and a man of intelligence and cunning resides beneath.

Rupert Llewellyn has another purpose for offering to buy the pretty widow’s saloon—the coal buried deep in land she owns. However, he never banked on her knowing eyes making him weak at the knees, or how his deception would burn upon his soul.

Each determined to outwit the other, they tantalize and tease until passion explodes. But can their desire bridge the lies told and trust broken?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Unforgiving Ghosts

Unforgiving Ghosts

Candy Ann Little

Kingdom Kastle Publishing, Inc.

Trying to deal with grief, Megan Black leaves her small farm in Illinois and moves to the quaint city of Santa Barbara, California. As she struggles with the memories of her past, she soon learns that you can't run away from your problems. In fact, she’s just found more trouble! The tall and handsome, Steven Peterson is causing conflict in her heart. Can Megan find peace in God and faith to choose the right path? Or will chasing ghosts cause an unforgiving heart that only leads to destruction?

As the son of a billionaire, Steven Peterson is used to getting what he wants – usually without even trying. So he find it intriguing when the new cook for his family does everything she can to avoid him. However, his intrigue quickly turns into love. But Megan is hesitant to fall for a playboy. Can he prove that he’s a changed man and earn her trust? Will his true character shine through the shallowness when their love is tested?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

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Thanks and we’ll be back tomorrow with more book blurbs!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Kindred Killers

Kindred Killers

Gary Starta


Homicide Detective Stanford Carter uses Zen meditation to deal with the gruesome crimes of humanity. But his composure is severely tested when an unfaithful husband and stripper are not only murdered but showcased for their immoral lives. To test his mettle further, department policy is jeopardizing his romance with his CSI colleague Jill Seacrest. Marrying colleagues is prohibited and Carter must either end his romance or have Jill put in for transfer. Can Carter save lives and his true love?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sarim's Scent

Sarim’s Scent

Juliette Springs

Soulmate Publishing

Fueled with thoughts of anger and revenge, Victoria embarks on a mission to find her father, certain he has the answers to questions she's had her entire life. Questions about why she prefers the night, gravitates toward the paranormal, and bears a strange tattoo on her neck, one she'd never put there.

Her journey leads her into the arms of her childhood friend, Ivan, the only man she lets close to her heart. He understands her and has always been her confidant. But would he remain loyal if she revealed all of her secrets and the real reason she's searching for her father?

Weary of living a lie and unable to walk away from family obligations, Ivan is forced to deceive the only woman he has ever cared about, one who he now realizes is his mate. Ivan knows he's doing the unforgivable, and it's just a matter of time before Victoria finds out the truth, but he can't resist the chemistry between them or deny the sensuous passion he experiences with her.

When Victoria's search becomes life threatening, Ivan must find the strength he needs to tell her the truth, or lose her altogether.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursday's Tidbits #1

As author’s we are always looking for the best and least expensive ways to promote our books. Each Thursday we will give authors some tidbits of information from the publishing industry, help for creating your blurb or places to submit your books for promotion that are free or nearly free. Nearly free means anything under a maximum of $25 but we plan to keep it closer to the $0 range.

This week, we want to draw your attention to D. Renee Bagby and her promotion offers for authors. Below are a list of items Renee sponsors and cost the author nothing at all. We encourage each of you to check out the information and see if it’s right for you. If it is, submit away! ~ D. Renee Bagby’s excerpt Sunday on her blog ~ D. Renee Bagby’s available promo in her newsletter ~ D. Renee Bagby’s First Chapter

A word of caution for this or any promotional opportunity...please, please, please...adhere to the guidelines. Your submission can be rejected if you don’t submit it exactly as required.

That’s it for this week...see you all next!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Awakening the Fire

Awakening the Fire
Guardian Witch Book One

Ally Shields

Etopia Press

Twenty-three-year-old Ari Calin has sworn to keep the peace in Olde Town, and most of the time the Otherworlders cooperate. The vampires, werewolves and other magical creatures go about their own business, living side by side with humans, until the foreign wolves arrive and a virtual reality drug hits the streets. When violence erupts, Ari needs more than her witch fire, weapons and potions to stop the madness.

Teaming with a human police officer, Lt. Ryan Foster, and a way-too-sexy vampire singer, Andreas De Luca, Ari hunts for the enemy—from the vampire strip clubs to the caverns under the city. Every step draws Ari and her companions deeper into an old feud and closer to the brink of a supernatural war.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Angel Heart

Angel Heart

Marie Laval

MuseitUp Publishing
Devonshire, January 1815

Marie-Ange, the young widow of an English officer, accepts an inheritance in France only to find that everything in Beauregard is not as it seems. Why is the sinister Malleval so obsessed with her family? And could her darling Christopher still be alive? Marie-Ange finds herself trapped in a dangerous web of lies, intrigue, and mystical possession, and the only person to whom she can turn for help is Capitaine Hugo Saintclair. Yet the enigmatic Hugo represents a danger of a different kind …

Angel Heart is a lavish mix of romance, adventure, and a hint of the supernatural, largely set in France against the turbulent background of Napoleon’s return from Elba.

Monday, November 5, 2012



Pippa Jay

Lyrical Press Inc.

Outcast. Cursed. Dying. Is Keir beyond redemption?

For Keirlan de Corizi--the legendary 'Blue Demon' of Adalucien--death seems the only escape from a world where his discolored skin marks him as an oddity and condemns him to life as a pariah. But salvation comes in an unexpected guise: Tarquin Secker, a young woman who can travel the stars with a wave of her hand.

But Quin has secrets of her own. She's spent eternity searching through space and time with a strange band of companions at her back. Defying her friends' counsel, Quin risks her apparent immortality to save Keir. She offers him sanctuary and a new life on her home world, Lyagnius.

When Keir mistakenly unleashes his dormant alien powers and earns instant exile from Quin's home world, will she risk everything to stand by him again?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bonds of Time

Bonds of Time

Larriane Wills

MuseItUp Publishing

Judith gave up on the world long before those fools destroyed it. She didn’t run out of her forest looking for survivors, didn’t seek out those she knew of. She wanted nothing to do with any human until Garth fell out of the sky. He aroused one emotion she had left, curiosity. Where did he come from and how did he get there? Why did he have a perfect adult body and the mind of a child? What terrified him? To get the answers she must first educate him and then protect him from the survivors down the mountain, wanting a healthy, mature male for breeding to rebuild the human race.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Warlord's Comeuppance

The Warlord's Comeuppance

Gail Koger

Whispers Publishing

Stealing from a warlord and giving him the one finger salute as I made my getaway was not the brightest thing I’d ever done. Did I mention that this particular Coletti warlord is the most feared in the entire galaxy? That Zarek’s the ultimate predator and even the other warlords are scared spitless of him? That he never ever stops until he either captures or kills his prey?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Our First Day

Good afternoon everyone! Sorry to be so late on the first post but November snuck up on me so fast I couldn’t believe it started today. Thanks for being patient with me.

Let’s go over the lineup for The Book’s Blurb Blog. First, don’t forget to check out the submissions criteria. Everyone MUST adhere to what is on the page or chance getting their submission returned. I need to make it easy for both you and me. I too am a writer, so the easier this blog is to work with the better it will be.

Now you may have noticed that today is what’s called Thursday’s Tidbits. Yeah, I know that the title of the tab is without the apostrophe but something in Blogger won’t let you have those special characters, so you’ll have to trust me on this one. Every Thursday, either myself or guest will be giving you tidbits on blurbs and other promotional opportunities available to you. Some of the items listed will be 100% free to authors while others may have a small fee. What I define as a small fee is anything under $25.

Let’s start with The Book’s Blurb Blog. The blurb portion of the blog will always be free. We have limited spaces for cover art and banners. The banners can be static or animated. If they are animated, please make sure that your buy link if you’re selling your book or your website link are already embedded in the file. No, I don’t know how to make it work, which is why it needs to come to me already there. We can make links work on covers and static banners, so no problem there. For covers, it is $5 per month or $12 for 3 months. For banners, it is $3 per month, or $7.50 for three. The reason covers are more is because they are on the front page. At this time, we’re not sure exactly how many spots will be available. We are keeping 7-10 days of the blog up at a time but this too will depend upon size and look. Since this is a new blog, we’re just not sure how big the front page will get at this time. If you want to reserve a book cover spot and or a banner spot, please email your request to with what you want to purchase in the subject line. We will get back to you with instructions within 1-2 days.

For those of you who are concerned with the marketing of your work, a group you need to join is Marketing for Romance Writers. Now, don’t let the name fool you as they teach you how to market any type of book. Recently they’ve had FREE classes on how to construct a logline and how to write a blurb. They are always holding free seminars and other classes regarding social media and how to make it work for you. When I started with them a few years ago, they were a small group that has blossumed into 1500+ strong. They are worth checking out. Here’s the website and they also have a Facebook page as well as other resources for writers. Go check them out...I think you’ll be glad you did.

That’s all for today! Our blurb posts will start on Saturday and I’ll be back tomorrow with some words of wisdom on how to construct a blurb. Have a great day everyone!