Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Weather Outside is Frightful...A Christmas Contest

Just yesterday it was summer, but there's definitely that chill in the air, and we're only a few weeks from Thanksgiving. I'm offering a contest and giving away four Christmas books written by talented author friends and by me. Newsletter subscribers will get extra entries in this contest.

So for your reading pleasure, here are my holiday recommendations, and the books you might win in my contest:

Love at First Snow

I can't help but meniton, my first holiday story. I have the rights back and have incorporated this heart-warming short story into my Sockeyes series with minor edits. You'll be seeing more of Blake and Sarah in "Hearts on Ice" sometime next year.

Four years ago on Christmas Eve, NHL hockey player Blake Daniels lost his entire family in a float plane crash. Every Christmas Eve he mourns his losses by returning to the family vacation home in Sunset Harbor, Washington, his family's destination that fateful night. Only this year he's also mourning the loss of his hockey career and wondering what's left to live for. When he finds a kitten starving and half frozen in a foot of snow, he rushes the tiny thing to the local animal hospital.  

Still reeling from the unexpected loss of her father on Christmas Eve two years ago, Dr. Sarah Whitney opens the door to her clinic and finds a rough and tough professional athlete holding a minuscule kitten in his big hands. Only a miracle can save the frozen creature and only a miracle can heal the devastating losses suffered by both Sarah and Blake. 

But Christmas is the time for healing and miracles if only you believe and give love a chance.

BUY LINKS:

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Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/487972
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OX9V5S0
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Kobo:  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/love-at-first-snow
Google:  https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jami_Davenport_Love_at_First_Snow?id=rEsVBQAAQBAJ

Snow Angel

By Chantilly White

Fall in love with the Honeywell-Carlisle clan and their friends in Snow Angel, book one in the High Desert Hearts series of Contemporary Romances from Chantilly White! Set in California's hot-hot-hot high desert, where the landscape is stark and the passion is sizzling...

Jacob is flipping out ~

College has challenges enough, but now his heart, body, and mind have gone emotionally, lustfully, entirely haywire for the one woman who is totally off-limits to him--his best friend since birth, Melinda. He has to resist his hormones, not only for the sake of their friendship, but to protect their tightly-entwined families, as well. He's seen the fallout from friends turning lovers turning enemies before. It's a disaster for all involved, and he won't risk it with Melinda.

Melinda is flipping confused ~

She thought she loved Mitch, her rat-bastard ex-boyfriend, who dumped her flat on Christmas Day. Now her heart--and other unmentionable places--is begging for Jacob. Of course she loves him! He's her best friend. But she knows he's not the right guy for her--his path in life will take him far from their hometown, the only place she's ever wanted to stay. As much as she loves him, it would never work.

Together, they're flipping screwed ~

They agree on one thing--a romance between them would be a huge mistake. But when passion shoots their emotions from sweet to scorching during their annual multi-family ski vacation, all of their rationalizations come crashing down.

They'll have to choose--rebuild the safe, secure friendship-wall between their throbbing bodies and yearning hearts, or blow it apart and risk everything they've ever known... for the chance at a love like they've never imagined...

Snow Angel is a friends-to-lovers, family-saga-style small-town romance in the HDH series--stories with a heat rating from hot-n-sexy to downright scorching!
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P2TTRM6

Bahama Christmas

By Lavada Dee
Maddie Coleman is ready to move on, but first she has to get through the holidays. It has been two years since her fianc├ęs death and her friends and family are ready to help but Maddie doesn’t want any help. She doesn’t want blind dates and feeling like the fifth wheel. Solution, a cruise and not the ones for singles.

Dane Matthews has long denied his feeling for Maddie but no more. With a mission in mind he books on the same cruise. He’s tired of the big brother roll he has been cast in. What once was a big age difference is no longer the case because her twenty four years to his thirty five pales in light of the woman she has become.

As the ship pulls out of port Maddie turns from the rail and right into Dane. The years fall away and she is again the young girl with her school crush. Her excitement at seeing him quickly morphs into the old guilt. He rejected her once, will he do it again. 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OVJJ2NC

Three Christmas Ghosts: A Regency Christmas Carol

By Lydia Sheridan

Written in a darker style than Miss Sheridan's usual frothy tales, in this short story, a lonely widow journeys from heartbreak to hope with the help of three Christmas ghosts.
http://www.amazon.com//dp/B00ONRKRTK







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Monday, September 29, 2014

Skating on Thin Ice Blog Tour Hosted by Tasty Tours

Join me on a two-week tour, fun stuff to win, so don't miss out.


 Tour Schedule

Sept 29th- Diane's Book Blog

(Stop 2) Written Love-


Sept 30th- RhiReading



Oct 1st - What I'm Reading




Oct 3rd - Fic Central- 
Oct 5th- Harlequin Junkie
 
(Stop 2) SiK Reviews


(Stop 2) A Novel Love




(Stop 3) Wicked Reads


(Stop 2) - The Sea of Reading


Oct 10th- Booklover Sue

(Stop 2) Books-n-Kisses

Friday, September 5, 2014

Jami Davenport Newsletter--September Bundle Savings


Hometown Heroes--Hotter Ever After


Pets for Vets Charity Bundle


Bloggers: If you'd like to review Madrona Sunset, my contribution to this bundle, please fill out this form:
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Release Date: September 30, 2014

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Available for a limited time at a discount of $1.99. All proceeds from this bundle benefit the Pets for Vets charity. The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who can benefit from a companion animal.

They’re all hometown heroes, guys from small towns who’ve made a name for themselves, big or small, who’ve withstood the odds and risen to the challenge, who are heroes in their own right.

Presenting a contemporary romance bundle of 16 novels with happily ever after endings, including previously published readers' favorites and brand-new material by USA Today Bestselling Authors: Melissa Schroeder, Lucy Monroe, and Nancy Warren
NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Sabrina York. Along with bestselling and award-winning authors Allie K. Adams, Destiny Blaine, Cathryn Cade, Jami Davenport, Kate Davies, Taryn Elliott &Cari Quinn, Rachel Grant, Sandy James, Adrianne Lee, Hildie McQueen, Katy Regnery, Sandy Sullivan.

A LITTLE HARMLESS SEX (Harmless, Book 1) by USA Today bestselling author Melissa Schroeder--When Anna falls for her best friend Max, it might be true love, or the biggest mistake of her life.

CHANGE THE GAME by USA Today bestselling author Lucy Monroe--Alex is looking for revenge.  Isabel is looking for a relationship without those pesky things called emotions.  Neither will get what they're looking for, but a whole lot more!

WILD RIDE (Changing Gears, Book 1) by USA Today bestselling author Nancy Warren--Trouble is piling up in the small town of Swiftcurrent, Oregon with hints of a treasure missing since WWII, a motorcycle riding bad boy history prof, a sexy librarian and a murder. It all adds up to a very Wild Ride.

HEARTBREAK ON A STICK by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Sabrina York--When the man who broke her heart ten years ago suddenly returns to town—a hot shot movie star—Gina Fox is determined to avoid him. But for some reason, Jason Sherwood is pursuing her again. It is all she can do to resist his seductive wiles. But she must. Sexy Jason always has been heartbreak on a stick.

MADRONA SUNSET (Madrona Island) by bestselling author Jami Davenport--Meet a wounded warrior suffering from paralyzing guilt and woman pining for her dead husband--both damaged souls craving comfort for a moment or a lifetime.

BRACE FOR IMPACT by bestselling author Allie K. Adams--Bush pilot Reid Cavanaugh’s life is turned upside down when he takes a fare that ends up driving his plane into the ground and him into the danger surrounding her. When he discovers that she’s a doctor—the only profession he hates more than lawyers—he knows better than to trust anything that falls from her sexy lips.

HONORABLE SACRIFICE by bestselling author Destiny Blaine--Hired to protect an affluent family with embarrassing secrets, Audra McAllister doesn’t believe in love until she reconnects with a small-town hero willing to risk everything to win Audra’s heart.

SHE'S WORTH IT ALL (Club 3, Book 4) by bestselling author Cathryn Cade--Mase Barnett is a hometown hero with a secret. Natalie Cusco has a broken heart only a strong man can heal. Will this wounded hero risk everything to show her she's worth it all?

DECEIVING DANTE by award-winning author Kate Davies--A stolen car on her front lawn. A sexy cop - looking to arrest her favorite student. A principal ready to fire her. Could Ellie's Monday get any worse?

ROCK, RATTLE AND ROLL (Lost in Oblivion, Book 1.5) by USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn and bestselling author Taryn Elliott--A beachfront cottage, hours of alone time, and plenty of skin-on-skin action is just what the rock star and his new wife ordered. Until the future comes much quicker than they expected, threatening to crumble not only their perfect honeymoon but also their brand new marriage.

GRAVE DANGER by Golden Heart finalist Rachel Grant--An archaeologist digs up a murder victim in a Northwest archaeological site and must help the hunky local police chief solve the crime before she becomes the next victim.

TURNING THIRTY-TWELVE by award-winning author Sandy James--Jackie Delgado
didn't want a new man in her life until a dreaded blind date with police detective Mark Brennan turns out to be more exciting than she'd ever imagined.

HIS ONLY DESIRE by Adrianne Lee-- Nick Rossetti married the wrong twin sister. Will the right one ever forgive him?  Not if her stalker has his way.

EVEN HEROES CRY by Hildie McQueen--War widow Tesha Washington slowly draws Adam Ford out of the shell that used to be a man, and learns there really is such a thing as starting over.

THE VIXEN & THE VET by bestselling author Katy Regnery--In a Beauty & the Beast reboot, an ambitious reporter tracks down a wounded war vet for a scoop and ends up falling in love with him instead.

TROUBLE WITH A COWBOY by Sandy Sullivan--Can some slashed tires and an ornery bull bring two hard-headed people together for some fun in the sun...and a little more?

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Playing for Passion--Sports Romance Bundle
 

Available September 16 for a limited time at 99 cents.

iBooks: 
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Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/playing-for-passion
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N56XCCO

Love is the name of the game in this limited-edition boxed set of sizzling sports romances. Twelve New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and award-winning authors put you right in the action with scintillating stories of hot athletes and the women who prove love is the ultimate game-changer.

Dare to Love by Carly Phillips: Riley Taylor believes herself immune to domineering men—until charismatic team owner Ian Dare turns a kiss into an assault on her senses and she learns she likes his brand of control in the bedroom. They complete each other, but Riley's past is closer than she cares to remember—and her struggles against Ian’s dominance might cost her everything.

Breaking Away by Toni Aleo: Phillip and Reese are happy in their single lives. They do what, who, and how they want, but from the moment they meet, attraction is undeniable. Soon, they’re willing to get tangled in the sheets. But one night turns into two, and two into three, until they find themselves in a repeated dance of “One Last Time” that has the potential to be more.

Hook Me by Chelle Bliss: Michael Gallo found his calling in life—he wants to kick ass. The title is no longer enough—he must capture the woman of his dreams.

Bigger than Beckham by V.K. Sykes: Sports mogul and soccer star Tony Branch takes one look at sexy Martha Winston and her soccer team and decides he wants both. But Martha has no intention of submitting to Tony’s demands—until he gives her no choice!

Love Bats Last by Pamela Aares: The baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. But what he can’t seem to run is his love life. When love’s in the game you can’t play it safe...

Schooling the Player by Allie K. Adams: Women throw themselves at star pitcher Zach “Breaker” Evans, and he plays the field. When curvy Becca Porter moves in next door and treats him as nothing more than a neighbor, he goes all-out for her attention. One night, one party, and one winner-takes-all bet, changes everything.

Crashing the Boards by Jami Davenport: Professional party crasher Izzy Maxwell needs team captain and reluctant party guest Cooper Black’s cooperation, but he can’t get past his hockey team’s relocation to Seattle. Can Izzy melt his frozen heart or will this party crash along with her fledgling business?

Breakaway by Catherine Gayle: Dana Campbell’s panic attacks make it impossible for her to have a normal relationship with a man. She asks her brother’s best friend, Eric Zellinger, for help. As the captain of the struggling Portland Storm, he can’t lose focus—but he can’t say no to Dana, either.

Perfect Pitch by Mindy Klasky: When cocky star pitcher DJ Thomas slams reigning beauty queen Samantha Winger in an interview, Sam seduces him even as she uses their notoriety to promote her kids music program. Can Sam and DJ's blazing relationship survive when DJ's son begs to trade Little League for music class?

Inside Heat by Roz Lee: Identical twins Jeff and Jason Holder share everything on and off the field, including Megan Long. When Jeff is injured, he could lose everything he loves: Megan, his brother, and his career. It’s going to take more than physical therapy to mend relationships and get him back on the mound. It’s all fun and games until someone falls in love.

Fire on Ice by Dakota Madison: Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star on stage. After Taylor Thompson's heart was shattered by her high school's most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete, but after a chance meeting with Kian, Taylor's walls are in danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.

Game Misconduct by Bianca Sommerland: Oriana Delgado’s father owns the Dartmouth Cobras, but he doesn’t own her. When he treats her future like another play, she changes the rules and picks her own lineup. But the intended deke turns into the real thing, and the game can’t be won in one lusty night.
 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Meet Ethan Parker (Character Blog Hop)

First of all, I'd like to thank Jasmine Haynes for tagging me in this fun blog hop to featuring our upcoming heroes.

A word about Jasmine first:
 
NY Times and USA Today bestselling Jasmine Haynes/Jennifer Skully is the author of classy erotic romance, hilarious romantic mysteries, and the Max Starr sensual suspense series. Visit her at www.jasminehaynes.com.

 
 
I'd like to present Game on in Seattle, a new series featuring Seattle sports teams, hot men, and strong women.

Skating on Thin Ice (Seattle Sockeyes--Game on in Seattle #1) 

Projected release date: September 29
He trusts his gut, she trusts her numbers, and neither trusts the other, as a billionaire's mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart.
Now to meet Ethan...
 
1) What is the name of your character? Ethan Parker
Is he/she fictional or a historic person?  No
 2) When and where is the story set? Gainesville, Florida, and Seattle, Washington
3) What should we know about him/her? Ethan is a young billionaire with a mission to bring a professional hockey team to Seattle.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life? He buys a team during the season with plans to move it to Seattle, but the league forces him to keep the sale a secret. Because he's an enthusiastic, hands-on owner, he goes undercover to study his team during the playoffs. While undercover, he works closely with a female staff person and learns about the team's weaknesses through her. He uses that knowledge to clean house once the sale is announced, which destroys her fragile trust in him.
5) What is the personal goal of the character? His family has prided themselves on always giving back to the community, bringing hockey to Seattle is Ethan's way of giving back.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it? Skating on Thin Ice, and you can read more about it at any of the presale locations.
7) When can we expect the book to be published? September 29, but it's up for presale now.
Up Next in the Character Blog Hop on Sept. 1 is Roz Lee
 
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Award winning author Roz Lee has penned over a dozen erotic romances. The first, The Lust Boat, was born of an idea acquired while on a Caribbean cruise with her family and soon blossomed into a five book series published by Red Sage. Following her love of baseball, she turned her attention to sexy athletes in tight pants, writing the critically acclaimed Mustangs Baseball series.

Roz has been married to her best friend, and high school sweetheart, for over three decades. Roz and her husband have two grown daughters (and a new Son-in-law) they couldn’t be more proud of. They are currently raising a thirteen-year-old Labrador Retriever, Betty Boop, who isn’t aware of her canine heritage.

Even though Roz has lived on both coasts, her heart lies in between, in Texas. A Texan by birth, she can trace her family back to the Republic of Texas. With roots that deep, she says, “You can’t ever really leave.”

When Roz isn’t writing, she’s reading, or traipsing around the country on one adventure or another. No trip is too small, no tourist trap too cheesy, and no road unworthy of travel.
 

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boarded By Love by Toni Aleo

Toni Aleo, hockey romance author extraordinaire has a great new series:

Boarded by Love
 
Did you love Phillip and Reese from the Assassins? How about Claire? How about the gang Elli, Shea, Lucas, Fallon, Audrey, Tate, Erik, and Piper? Did you know they are all in the spin off: Boarded by Love, book one in the Bellevue Bullies Series?

Have you 
#preordered Boarded by Love yet? It comes out September 8, 2014 and on that day, the price will go from 2.99 to 3.99 so preorder now on Amazon! Links for iTunes, Kobo, and B&N are coming soon!

#boardedbylove #claireisback #readherstorynowv #sharingIScaring#visitthegainagain #assassinsspinoff #bellevuebullies

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Introducing the "Game on in Seattle" Series and Preorders for "Skating on Thin Ice"


Jami Davenport presents Game on in Seattle, a new series featuring Seattle sports teams, hot men, and strong women.

Skating on Thin Ice (Seattle Sockeyes--Game on in Seattle #1) 
Preorder for the reduced rate of $2.99
  
 
Release date: September 29
He trusts his gut, she trusts her numbers, and neither trusts the other, as a billionaire's mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart.
Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined to bring a professional hockey to Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After signing an agreement to purchase another city's team, Ethan is anxious to make the move to Seattle, but a gag order by the League forces him to keep the sale a secret until the season ends, leaving him no choice but to go undercover as a consultant to study his team during the playoffs.
Lauren Schneider, Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants hockey team, gets no respect from the team's testosterone-loaded staff. When Ethan bursts onto the scene, full of charm and genuinely interested in her opinions, she shares the team's weaknesses and discovers a weakness of her own--for Ethan. But when his true identity is revealed, and he starts cleaning house based on her unwitting input, his betrayal cuts deeply on both a professional and personal level. Bound by an employment contract, Lauren reluctantly moves to Seattle to work for the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes and her sexy, infuriating boss.
Lauren and Ethan must come to terms with their passions--for the team, for hockey, and for each other. Will their situation build a frozen wall between them, or will their love burn hot enough to melt the ice shielding their hearts?  

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tenth Anniversary of Melissa Schroeder's Harmless Series

Welcome to Melissa Schroeder's blog hop celebrating the tenth anniversary of her Harmless series. I'm honored to be included and hope you'll take some time to check out my latest book and Mel's Harmless series along with all her other hot romances.

Time of Possession (Seattle Lumberjacks 5)

The clock’s ticking down, and the hearts of Estelle Harris and Lumberjacks quarterback Brett Gunnels are about to enter crunch time.

CRUNCH TIME

Supposedly undersized for the NFL, quarterback Brett Gunnels went off to do a stint in the U.S. Army right out of high school. Returning damaged yet stronger—and more determined than ever to prove himself—he was the last pick in the draft. Mr. Irrelevant, they called him. But he’s a starter and a winner, no matter his past few years as a backup. Now he’s going to prove it.

Estelle Harris is engaged to a man she doesn’t love, working in the wrong job, and fooling everyone including herself in the process. Her love of animals is the only thing that gives her purpose. As she shares that love with the Lumberjacks’ reclusive quarterback, and much, much more, it’s only a matter of time until their friendship turns that final, hot, dark and forbidden corner. There’ll be no going back. True love is like football. It’s not always how long you have the ball. It’s what you do when you get it.
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A Little Harms Sex (Harmless Series)

Is it love, or just a little harmless sex?

Max has always been Anna‘s knight in shining armor. But Max has always seen her as a charming, and very sexy, little sister.

Until Max’s cold fiance dumps him, Anna unloads another of her many conquests and she invites him over for margaritas and Mexican food. Too much tequila, too much flirting, and too many years of fighting the attraction — Max loses control and has mind-blowing sex with Anna on her couch. And in her shower. And in her bed. When the sun rises the next morning, both of them must face that their night together is just the first of many.
For Max, he knows he wants Anna forever, but convincing a commitment-phobe like Anna is no easy task. For Anna, she can’t believe she has finally slipped beneath Max’s steely self-control. He is every woman’s dark, wet fantasy come true.

But what happens when Max pushes Anna for more than just A Little Harmless Sex?


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