Archive | October 25, 2013

Review ~ Dirty Tricks by Xandra James

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by Xandra James

Blurb:She wanted revenge. He wanted her.

Cat was desperate, but pretending to be a ghost to stop the
renovation on the neighbouring manor house was a new low even for her. All she
needed to do, though, was slow down the renovation and figure out a way to make
the owner pay for stealing her family home years before. Simple.

Everything was perfect until a new guy arrived on site,
turning her plans for revenge upside down, and her body to a puddle of lusty
mush. But when she finds out the secret he’s been keeping, will their
attraction be strong enough to hold them together? Or will family ties tear
them apart?

Warning: this story contains a large, orange cat called Elvis, a fake ghost called Cat, a sizzling hot romance, and it just may cause you to crack a smile.

*A 16,000 word novella*

Available at Amazon

Cara’s Review:

Okay, this book had everything I LOVE in it.  I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who likes contemporary romance.  It’s a quick read, perfect for a wait at the Doctor’s office or morning commute.  However, be ready to be hot and bothered by the end of it!

Catherine (Cat) lives in a small bungalow in the shadow of her ancestral house, sold by her Grandmother after her daughters (Cat’s mother) death.  However, immediately after the sale, she realized that Mr. Marshall had no plans to live and love the structure as Cat’s family had, but rather rip it down and build some fancy hotels.  When Cat finds the house finally being renovated, with an intent to sell, she sees it as a perfect opportunity to get a little revenge on the Mr. Marshall, desiring that he lose money on the deal. 

Like her namesake, Cat sneaks about the house, making the contractors question the safety of the house, and the possibility of the appearance of the White Lady said to haunt the house.  Jay, Mr. Marshall’s son, comes onto the scene to get to the bottom of the ghostly happenings. 

And welcome the fireworks!  Cat and Jay develop a fabulous relationship, each attempting to out prank the other, but completely oblivious to the other’s real identity.  You might imagine how that turns out.  So, got a little bit of time to spare?  Do yourself a favor and read this book!


hearts 4

Flames 4

From Me to You Friday ~ Beverly ~ How on Earth did I end up here?

I sit and can’t believe I have my second book coming out! Yes my first was a short, a Lunchtime Romance and my second is part of the Weekend Getaway line. I never thought I would be in this position. *shakes head* Never Never Never! It’s exciting but not very glamorous! It’s a lot of hard work, tons and tons of repetition. So much my eyes want to cross!

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Networking? Good Heavens if you don’t who will read your book? I know from most of the publishers that you are expected to find ways of putting your book out there. If you don’t, expect it to sit on the proverbial shelf collecting dust.

My complaint (okay, yes I’m going to whine 🙂 ) I’m a bit of an introvert. Well, a huge introvert. If I’m in a crowded room, I’m the one whose eyes are searching for escape, standing frozen hoping no one notices me!

Thank goodness that doesn’t cross over onto paper or social media! lol!

On the other hand, once I’m comfortable around you you’d never believe I’m an introvert. If I’m in a room of people I know or -heaven forbid- family all bets are off!

There are a few people I’ve met that seem to instantly put me at ease, and I love people like that. It’s not anything they do, it is just who they are. Nothing tangible I can name.

Now, I’m really glad my shyness doesn’t cross into my writing. There is no way that I would have thought that I would end up writing erotic romances. Nope never crossed my mind! 🙂 Maybe I’m a closet extrovert!

Lots of authors have said that they have a hard time writing sex scenes. I have a hard time NOT! *head desk thud*

So, be prepared. Lightning Strike. Coming in 8 days to Secret Cravings Publishing! And popping up all around the web thanks to some awesome people that really do like my erotic romances!

Share the Love! (I know my characters do!)

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Book Blast ~ Giveaway ~ Rumor Has it

Rumor Has It

Limelight #1

By- Elisabeth Grace

Expected Publication Date- November 2013

All publicity is good publicity, right? Unless you’re recent college grad Ellie Wagner and an embarrassing video of you and your boyfriend goes viral. Every man in your life abandons you, but who knew a one-minute clip of your latest doomed relationship would brand you a slut, prevent you from getting your perfect job, and force you to keep doing the one thing you swore you’d never do again…live with your mother.

But staying with mom and her latest boy-toy (is this husband number four or five?) until your life turns around might not be all bad. Especially when you fall – literally – at the feet of a sexy, green-eyed stranger who offers you freedom and a life of luxury on a gold-rimmed platter.

There’s only one liiittle problem – the man of your dreams is none other than Mason Nash, the latest hip-hop star busting up the music charts. Fame and fortune are his calling cards and he’s vying to steal the show on a new reality TV series that will catapult him into mainstream stardom. Hello spotlight.

The man behind the famous persona is perfect for Ellie in every way, but can she overcome the ugly pitfalls that come with Mason’s celebrity status? Or will she be forced to choose between the man she loves and the independent life she longs for? After all, fame and fortune aren’t always what they seem and not all publicity is good publicity…

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