Cover Reveal: Four Weddings and a Fireman by Jennifer Bernard

Today is just a teaser – but you can (and should – I did) go and Pre-Order this book now.  Fireman = heat.  Heat claims Hearts.  And don’t we all love Avon Romance?

It takes a certain kind of man to stand out among the
Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel.

Firefighter Derek “Vader” Brown is one of a kind—six feet of solid muscle with the heart of a born hero. It’s that protective streak that has him pursuing a promotion to Captain to pay for his mother’s home care. And it’s why he intends to figure out why his sometime girlfriend Cherie Harper runs hot as hellfire one minute and pushes him away the next.

Cherie’s got it bad. Vader sweeps her off her feet—literally—and their chemistry is combustible. There’s just the little problem of a nightmare from her past she was desperate to escape. And then her sister Trixie arrives, causing havoc for Cherie and the male population of San Gabriel. Cherie doesn’t want her past to complicate Vader’s life or his career. But there’s nothing like a firefighter for breaking through all your defenses, one smoldering kiss at a time…

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Amazon  §  Barnes & Noble 
Releasing 25 February, 2014 

Then follow Jennifer in the links below for updates!

Jennifer Bernard is the author of the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series for Avon Books, including The Fireman Who Loved Me, Hot for Fireman, and Sex and the Single Fireman. She’s a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. No stranger to book success, she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings. 

You can learn more about Jennifer at her website, enjoy giveaways and sexy firemen at her Facebook page, hang out with her on Twitter as @Jen_Bernard, and sign up for her newsletter for exclusive excerpts and contests. 

Cover Reveal and Giveaway! Alternate Connection:The Countermeasure Series # 3 by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey

ALTERNATE CONNECTION is the third novel in the COUNTERMEASURE SERIES.

The next installment of the COUNTERMEASURE SERIES has a tentative release date set for November 5th, 2013. The story continues where TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE left off and pursues a parallel between Trevor and Cassandra Bauer’s quest and a daring attack on US nationals. Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Bachelor’s Special by Christine Warner

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Title: Bachelor’s Special
Author: Christine Warner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 2013
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Indulgence
Purchase Now:  Amazon  §  Barnes & Noble

About the Book:

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…

In addition: you can enter this Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card being offered by Christine

 

About the Author:

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website!

Website  §  @ChristinesWords  §  Facebook  §  GoodReads

 

 

 

Pre-Release Review: While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax

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Title: While We Were Watching Downton Abbey
Author:  Wendy Wax
Format: Paperback, eBook and AudioBook
Publisher: Berkley
Pages:  384
ISBN: 978-0425263310
Source:  Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Literary Fiction – Adult
Release date: 2 April, 2013
Stars:  5

 

About the Book:

When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and—even more unexpectedly—with each other…

Samantha Davis married young and for the wrong reason: the security of old Atlanta money—for herself and for her orphaned brother and sister. She never expected her marriage to be complicated by love and compromised by a shattering family betrayal.

Claire Walker is now an empty nester and struggling author who left her home in the suburbs for the old world charm of The Alexander, and for a new and productive life. But she soon wonders if clinging to old dreams can be more destructive than having no dreams at all.

And then there’s Brooke MacKenzie, a woman in constant battle with her faithless ex-husband. She’s just starting to realize that it’s time to take a deep breath and come to terms with the fact that her life is not the fairy tale she thought it would be.

For Samantha, Claire, Brooke—and Edward, who arranges the weekly gatherings—it will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of life’s hardest moments—all of it reflected in the unfolding drama, comedy, and convergent lives of Downton Abbey.

 

Book Review:  
What I fully expected to be a story that focused on the female friendships as these 3 strangers encounter one another in the lobby of their building, actually turned out to expand on that theme and incorporate Edward, the concierge, as a mastermind who fully integrated his business motto of “making your life easier” into the lives of the residents in the building he oversees.

Downton Abbey’s first two seasons provide a backdrop for the real action: while the residents experience a ‘taste’ of England and immerse themselves in the drama on the screen, they are acclimatizing themselves to one another: and have easy conversation starters.  With a mix of cajoling and strong-arm tactics, Edward moves the three women: Claire, Brooke and Samantha, into a prime seat, for somehow he sensed that the three would be compatible.

From the first tentative steps toward friendship, through devastatingly difficult circumstances, these three women learn to trust in themselves and one another, while navigating the challenges that life throws at them.  Throughout it all, Edward serves as quiet directorial hand, providing opportunities, making suggestions and encouraging the women’s interactions, while maintaining an air of quiet dignity that hides the caring heart within.

From the very first page, Wendy Wax has managed to create a story that has characters with complexity and secrets, moments of utter embarrassment and sheer frivolity.  These three months are loaded with events large and small that reinforce the relationships between the women, and their relationships and view of themselves.  While Downton Abbey is the tie that brought them together, their story is just as enchanting and transfixing as the one on the screen.

Women who are aware of the power of friendship will find much to agree with in this book, those who tend to shrug off the power that support and caring from your female friends can bring are in for an awakening.  A book that I will be suggesting to several of my friends, in fact names were popping into my head as I read the book!

I received an eBook copy from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

Spotlighting: Hurt Like Hell by London Casey

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Today I am pleased to present Hurt Like Hell by London Casey.

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Title:
Hurt Like HELL
Author:London Casey
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publisher: Hundred to Home
Format: eBook
Length: 56000 words
Release Date: March 21st 2013
Purchase Now:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Book Description:

The debut novel from London Casey

HURT LIKE HELL

Tessa Belle barely escaped her father’s abusive hands ten years ago, when she was just thirteen.

On her own now, in her own apartment, she tells herself it’s time to start living.  Her dating life has been lackluster as no boy or man could ever love her or protect her the way Jack Smithen had.  After all these years, she can still picture his face that fateful night.

When her deadly past comes crashing into the present, she feels too alone to do anything.  That’s when her long lost love, Jack, appears – literally – and takes hold of her life, and her heart.  It’s been ten years since their first kiss, ten years since their lives were changed forever.  But now they’re together again, adults now, able to help each other, able to love each other openly.  Jack’s the only person who understands what Tessa endured, because Jack endured the same from his own abusive mother.

Just when it feels they can share the life they always dreamed, Tessa’s father is released early from prison.  His sole mission is to finish what he started that night in their basement ten years ago…

Hand in hand, Tessa and Jack prepare to face Tessa’s father one last time… but this time, can they both make it out alive?