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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Cover Reveal: Taking Chances by @AriadneWayne

Ariadne Wayne - Taking Chances - Cover Reveal
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 3/30/2014

Lauren and Mark Burrows lost their parents in a car accident one night. Despite their father being the drunk driver, both struggle with the urge to turn to drink; Lauren most of all. When all they have is each other, Lauren feels lost when Mark falls in love with Cassie Warren and moves out.

Ethan Stone has been alone since his divorce. His ex-wife took him for everything, and he has felt empty for a long time. He's not looking for love, but Lauren brings him back to life. The question is whether she can fight her demons for the man she loves, and if Ethan can handle the wild ride that is life with Lauren.


Ethan leaned over to kiss her. “I’m looking forward to going to bed too. If I’m invited.”
She laughed, slapping his arm. “Are you kidding? After all that fuss at the door, you had better bring your A game tonight, Mister.”
“I don’t know about that, but I could do with loving you some more. We’ll have to leave pretty early. My schedule is full tomorrow.”
“You still came?”
“Lauren, I told you. You’re worth the effort. If I have to look for work down here, I will.”
“I can’t believe anyone would do that for me.”
“I love you. Even if you don’t feel the same way, I’ll be there when you need me.”
She kissed him. This man was special, and he was hers.
“I do feel the same way. My whole life, no-one ever loved me,” she said.
“I bet that’s a lie. You have such a good heart. Anyone who doesn’t love you isn’t worth knowing.”
“Can we skip dinner and get to the bed part?”
Ethan squeezed her hand. “Not after the effort I put in. Maybe afterwards.”
“Well, you can’t wash the dishes. There’s no hot water left.”
“You didn’t leave any for me?”
Lauren draped her arms over Ethan’s shoulders. “No. You should have joined me.”
“Next time, beautiful.”
She looked away, not wanting to meet his gaze. “What is it, Lauren?”
“No-one’s ever called me that before.”
    “Well, get used to it.”
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Monday, 27 January 2014

BlogTour and Giveaway - The Billionaire's Best Friend by ChristinaTetreault @cgricci and @GoddessFish

The Billionaire's Best Friend
by Christina Tetreault

The one man she never stopped loving is back in town.  Now Lauren McDonald must decide between the man who promises her the world and the man who has the power to crush her heart again. 

Today on Beyond My Writing Space I'm joined by Romance Author Christina Tetreault, who begin writing on her grandmother's typewriter at the tender age of just 10 years old. I'm half way through the latest release from Christina and very much enjoying The Billionaire's Best Friend so far (my review will be coming soon). 

In the mean time, here's the details and a sneak peek inside the pages of book 4 in The Sherbrooks of Newport series. And don't forget to stick around for the giveaway!!!

The Deets ... 

Despite a wonderful family, a career she loves, and great friends, a void has existed in Lauren McDonald's life ever since her best friend Callie married billionaire Dylan Talbot. Although they have remained close, Lauren and Callie now lead very different lives, that is until Lauren meets wealthy CEO Kevin Walsh. Lauren believes he could be the man who will help make her life whole again.  That is until the night Nathaniel Callahan, her high school sweetheart and the one man she has always loved, shows up.

Although Nate ended things with Lauren before heading off to The Naval Academy and his life with the Marines, he never stopped loving her. Now 15 years later he is back to correct the mistake he made all those years ago.

With Nate back in town, Lauren must decide between the man who promises her the world and the man who has the power to crush her heart again.

Sneak Peek inside the pages ... 

The main doors of the room opened as Lauren paused her scan; the guest of honor was about to enter. Grabbing her camera, Lauren stood—only to immediately collapse back down into her chair when her knees gave out at the sight of Nathaniel Callahan standing in the doorway.
“Oh my God.” Her stomach hit the floor.
“What's the matter? Are you okay?” Callie's concerned voice sounded as if it were traveling a great distance to reach her.
Lauren glanced over at Callie and then toward the door again. Perhaps she'd imagined him. After all, why would he be here? The last time she'd heard anything about him, he was doing his third tour in the Middle East. Despite her hope that she'd started to hallucinate, when she looked again, he was still there, dressed in a black suit rather than his Marine uniform, his brown hair cut military short and looking much the same as he did the summer he'd broken her heart. She latched her hand onto Callie's arm. “Nate Callahan. He's here.”
She kept her eyes on him. Since that awful day the summer after senior year, she'd only seen him once. She'd been home visiting her parents during holiday break her freshman year of college. She’d spotted him in his parents' driveway from her bedroom window. They'd received more than two feet of snow the night before and he was helping his father shovel. That morning she'd stood and watched until the entire driveway was cleared. When he and his dad finished, he went back inside his house without so much as a glance toward her home.
“What?” Callie asked, her voice louder than necessary.
Out of the corner of her eye, she saw Kevin and Dylan headed back to the table. "Nate just walked in," Lauren hissed.
"Lauren that . . ." Callie's voice trailed off and she sat up straighter. Her head moved to keep him in sight as he walked toward his parents. "What's he doing here?" she asked, her voice lower now.
Leaning closer, Lauren whispered, "I don't know. We don't exactly speak." 

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Who is Christina Tetreault ...? 

I wrote my first story with characters similar to those in the Sweet Valley Twins books at the age of 10 on my grandmother's manual typewriter. As I got older my stories and characters became more mature. During my freshman year at UMass Dartmouth, I read my first romance novel and fell in love with the genre. I have been writing contemporary romance ever since.

Today I live with my husband, three beautiful daughters and two dogs in Massachusetts. Whenever I have a free moment you'll find me either reading a romance novel or working on my most current story.

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Saturday, 18 January 2014

This Would Have Been Our Song - Release Day!


This Would Have Been Our Song! Catchy tunes and dancers’ tales
By Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

Series – Coulda Woulda Shoulda Song Series - #2
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Publication Date – January 18, 2014

Marcus, Greg and Lucia are back in the second part of their journey to their perfect love song... will they finally find it?

Book Two:
This would have been their perfect love song…It has been two years since Lucia Mpobo-Riddell has made her choice between the two men in her life. She and her beloved would have been perfectly happy if it wasn’t for… the constant distractions from her past, her sister Noor’s complicated life, her own doubts and fears. Maybe there wasn’t such a thing as perfection and this was a lesson that Lucia was going to learn the hard way.
Greg McMullen and Marcus Grant’s lives had been affected by Lucia’s choice that day in Glasgow two years ago. Since then one had been fighting to keep her when the other had been relentlessly trying to get her back. It soon became apparent to them that she wasn’t the Lucia they met and fell in love with anymore. Her life and priorities had completely shifted. To even consider keeping her or just getting her back, they would have to accept it or they would have to let her go. But would they ever be able to do either?

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Are we sure Marcus and Patrick are brothers? They have the same height, same weight, same built but their faces are so different. “Can you quit staring?” Offense is the best defence. 
“Could you?” Patrick says with a smug smile. Well there’s always that smugness.
Nooradine Mpobo-Riddell

“Chinese food same time tomorrow then?” he says with his signature smug smile.
“Someday Mercutio, I will wipe that smug look off your face…for good,” I say standing up.
“It’s a date Luce.” He says as he closes the door behind him.
I hold still waiting for my usual guilt to take over… any minute now. Nothing?
Lucia Mpobo-Riddell

Nooradine - He’s got …hungry eyes … was this really meant to be?
I turn around in bed to see Patrick staring at me through his piercing almost golden brown eyes.  Such a hypnotising contrast with his jaded back hair and this strange natural olive skin he seems to always have. Is anything about this man not perfect?  He smiles and silently answers my question.  “Good you’re awake! I don’t have to kick you out of my bed while you’re sleeping,” I say sliding off the bed as quickly as possible. Oh the shame! I forgot… I’m not wearing any clothes. I’m offering a wonderful rear view and I can hear him laughing behind me.  Or it is just my morning hangover ringing as usual, reminding me that I’d been a bad, bad lass last night. 
“I’ll get started on the shakes,” I hear him say before I shut the bathroom door very loudly for dramatic effect. I’ll be cast out of the Riddell clan if they knew that I shared the recipe. It’s the only rule we have: do not tell or share why we Riddell are able to drink the way we do. We should really sell the formula– 
“Are you in a better mood now?” Patrick asks through the door.
“Paddy you’re not coming in. I need to get ready; I have an appointment with my lawyer and Lucia in less than three hours.” I start running the shower completely aware that I didn’t lock the door. 
So cheeky Paddy opens it, “Three hours… I promise to send you off in time.” I hate the fact that I cannot resist him. To Hell with those Grant men and their smugness. “Do we really have to go through the same scenario every day Deeny?” He gave me a nickname; no man has done that since Papa. “I’m not moving my flight this time. I’ll be on my way back to London tonight–”
“–Please you’ve been saying that for the past week,” I say back and slide open my shower to let him in. I will not be dumb struck by his body…I will not blush… I’m Nooradine Mpobo and I don’t blush. I’ve dating dancers since I was a teenager, these men are all about how ripped they are. “I need to cut back on the drinking,” I mumble handing him the soap so he can sponge my back. 
“Um,” Patrick absently says. He’s really concentrating on getting my back a good clean. We both know that I won’t do such a thing, I’m just saying it. Like you say that you’ll start eating fewer carbs or take on reading autobiographies by politicians. 
“I’m serious… no drinking tonight, just tea,” I tell him and turn around. I feel like I’m harbouring a sexy fugitive. Patrick barely leaves my condo and no one knows he’s here. No one knows…It’s so very exciting!
“Right. I won’t be here to change your mind. My alcoholic tendencies and I will be on a plane by the time you get back.” He leans and kisses my neck and just stays there for what seems like an eternity. By the time he finishes, I’m holding on to the shower doors. “I’m just taking in as much of you as I can,” he whispers taking my lips this time. Hell with those Grant men and their smugness…

It's all about the catchy tunes...

Book One is still...

Love can be such a “coulda, woulda, shoulda” song sometimes…When Lucia Mpobo-Riddell met Marcus Grant they instantly clicked. Like Fate intervened. Lucia soon discovered that it was Betrayal instead. But now whether they liked it or not they had to work together. But maybe things could still work out between them… All things considered, this could have been one heck of a love song!

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Friday, 10 January 2014

#GF_CassieScot Series Book Tour and GiveAway with @ChristineAmsden & @GoddessFish

The Cassie Scot Series 
by Christine Amsden

Today I welcome back to BMWS, Christine Amsden. I first featured the Cassie Scot Series in July 2013 and the popular paranormal detective is back! Today's feature brings you a look at the second in the series Secrets and Lies.  It's out now and you can grab your copy or find out more about the other novels by award winning Christine Amsden here


The Deets

Book One
Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective

Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.

Book Two
Secrets and Lies

Cassie Scot, still stinging from her parents’ betrayal, wants out of the magical world. But it isn’t letting her go. Her family is falling apart and despite everything, it looks like she may be the only one who can save them.
To complicate matters, Cassie owes Evan her life, making it difficult for her to deny him anything he really wants. And he wants her. Sparks fly when they team up to find two girls missing from summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness.

Sneak Peek Inside 

Book Two

Secrets and Lies

Flames now filled the room, along with the smoke. It was incredibly hot, like an oven. The metal doorknob was beginning to glow.

With tears stinging my eyes I dropped the crystal back in my pocket, picked up the mallet, and swung it with all my strength at the wall. It landed with a satisfying thunk, but only managed to inflict a small dent in the heavy wood.

Trying not to feel discouraged, I repeated the exercise. Again and again I swung, throwing all my weight into the movement.

I couldn't take a full breath. My lungs burned. Tears filled my eyes so I could scarcely see.

Reaching down to pick up my shirt, I draped it over my head and swung again. Finally, I managed to beat a chunk out of the wall.

The flames licked my heels. If I got out of this alive, I would need to take a bath in Nicolas's burn ointment, but I tried not to think about that as I swung again and again.

My swings were getting weaker. I couldn't breathe. Racking coughs had claimed my body and the hole in the wall was still too small.

Sinking to my knees, I struggled to hold on to consciousness, but I was no longer sure if I should. My hands and knees against the floorboards were pure agony. Blackness could only hurt less.

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Who is Christine Amsden?

Award-winning author Christine Amsden has written stories since she was eight, always with a touch of the strange or unusual. She became a “serious” writer in 2003, after attending a boot camp with Orson Scott Card. She finished Touch of Fate shortly afterward, then penned The Immortality Virus, which won two awards. Expect many more titles by this up-and-coming author.

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All characters have no existence outside the imagination of the author and have no relation to anyone baring the same name. They are not inspired by an individual known or unknown by the author and all incidents are pure invention.

The articles, excerpts, and other written work published under the pseudonym Erin Cawood are copyright protected by the author. Guest articles are published by arrangement and also copyright protected by the guest author.

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