Book Blast ~Excerpt & Giveaway ~STAND CLOSE BUNDLE by Sabrina Lacey

FBL is part of the Release Day Tasty Book Blast for STAND CLOSE BUNDLE by Sabrina Lacey, Oct 20th, 2014Sabrina is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card and Signed Paperback of STAND CLOSE. Here is the link for the rest of the tour.

Stand Close: The Series Bundle
Stand Close Books 1 – 3
By: Sabrina Lacey
Releasing October 17th, 2014

Money. Lots of it. Fifty million dollars left to her by a father she didn't know she had.
But that money comes with a price: Jack and Sean Stone. The Stone Brothers were just a couple gorgeous, unattainable faces on magazines up until yesterday morning when one of them shows up on Rue's doorstep, drunk and royally pissed off. Jack's growl, "You'll be hearing from my lawyer," sends a jolt of shock to Rue's system that ricochets into a whole new life. One Jack doesn't want her to have.

Rockstar Alec Gabriel is the Stone Brothers best friend. Has been since childhood. Their bond needs no words. So when Jack suggests he make his newest target for heartache his new "secret sister" Rue Calliwell, Alec signs on out of curiosity, not expecting that meeting her will be the biggest challenge he's ever known.

The elevator doors open to my left. My stomach jumps out the top of my head and splats on the ceiling as Jack and Sean Stone walk out, each with one hand in the pocket of their tailored slacks, mirroring each other, and both looking at me. Jack sneers, his jawline taut and his light green eyes cutting a path through my heart, which is pounding and stopping, and pounding some more. I gulp and move focus to his brother who’s only slightly less intimidating with softer, curious blue eyes, the same nose, sandy brown hair styled perfectly, and a slender, more graceful frame. I don’t say anything as they pass me to stop at the receptionist’s desk. Sean throws a glance over his shoulder, checking me out as Jack says, “Mary, you look gorgeous. Tell him we’re here, will you?”

She all but falls out of her chair for him. And gorgeous she is not, so instantly I find him charming and wish I were on the receiving end. Why does he hate me so much? It’s like I’ve killed his dog or something. Who are these people? And why do they want to see me?
Sean strolls over, holding out his hand. “I’m Sean. You must be Rue.”
I stand up and my dress hitches on my thigh, demanding a hasty fix. Blushing at my moment of gracelessness, I hold out my hand and shake his a little too firmly. “Yes, that’s me. Hi. I didn’t know you’d be here today. Either of you. I don’t know why I’m here either, actually. I don’t know what this is about. And I’m blabbering. It’s nice to meet you.”
Sean’s smile is polite, his eyes a little cold. “Nice to meet you, too.”

“My ass it is,” Jack mutters loudly.

The large oak door opens and a man appears. He’s ancient, with gray hair sprouting all over the place. His body is tiny, as are his hands. His smile says he’s seen it all, and he probably has. Even the invention of fire. “Ah, we’re all here. Come!” He turns and walks back inside his office, leaving me staring after him. Sean touches the small of my back in a comforting way. “After you.” I look up at him and nod, but my feet aren’t having it. “It’s okay,” Sean says.

Jack walks in, shaking his head at the whole situation. “Can you believe this?” 

I love real-life heroes, strong, flawed men and women, and Chocolate Malted Crunch ice cream. Sometimes in that order. If you're just now finding my books, pour a nice glass of wine, and enjoy the ride. (Mmmm…I like wine, too.)

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Promo and Giveaway ~ EXPOSED TO PASSION by Gemma Brocato

Thanks for stopping by today, I am hosting the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for EXPOSED TO PASSION by Gemma Brocato. The tour runs from Oct 20th to 24th, 2014. Gemma is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for EXPOSED TO PASSION Prize Pack (See  Picture Below).  Here is the Link for the rest of the tour: 

Exposed to Passion
Five Senses Series # 3
By: Gemma Brocato
Releasing October 20th, 2014
Lyrical / Kensington
Amazon   B & N   iTunes   Kobo

They walked through the shadows individually. Will they emerge into the light together?

Leading a vagabond life as a curator for a traveling photography exhibit translates to a lot of bad days for Rikki Salerno. But her trouble doubles when a careless high school student shoves her into a marsh. Being rescued by teacher Sam Kerrigan should have made things better, but Rikki’s inability to confess her true identity casts a shadow over their budding affair.

When Sam refuses an overly aggressive parent’s marriage proposal, she’s determined to ruin him. Not only does she doctor photos to make it look like Sam’s behaved inappropriately in front of students, she hacks the foundation website to reveal Rikki’s true identity. Faster than the blink of a shutter, Rikki’s focus changes from pursuing her full-color future to the black and white necessity of clearing Sam’s name.
Gemma's favorite desk accessories for many years were a circular wooden token, better known as a 'round tuit,' and a slip of paper from a fortune cookie proclaiming her a lover of words; some day she'd write a book. All it took was a transfer to the United Kingdom, the lovely English springtime, and a huge dose of homesickness to write her first novel. Once it was completed and sent off with a kiss, even the rejections addressed to 'Dear Author' were gratifying. After returning to America, she spent a number of years as a copywriter, dedicating her skills to making insurance and the agents who sell them sound sexy.

Eventually, her full-time job as a writer interfered with her desire to be a writer full-time and she left the world of financial products behind to pursue an avocation as a romance author. Her gamble paid off when she was a 2012 Finalist in the prestigious Golden Pen contest for Romantic Suspense and she received contracts for her first and second book.

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Review: Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne

Snow Angel Cove Snow Angel Cove
by RaeAnne Thayne 
Expected publication: October 28th 2014
Harlequin HQN

New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne welcomes you to a small town full of big surprises that are both merry and bright... Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward's Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke—literally—and now she's stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute,

Eliza needs a helping hand…for her sick young daughter's sake as well as her own. But she's not expecting her holiday hero to almost run her down with his car!  Rescuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine. At first, putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza's hands assuages his guilt—until he sees how quickly he could fall for her. Having focused solely on his business for years, he never knew that what his life was missing was Eliza and her little girl. But is he willing to risk hoping for a yuletide romance that could lead to forever?
My review is going to sound similar to many who enjoy RaeAnne's writing. She brings to us another small town and introduces you to a wonderful group of characters. I love how she merged the folks we learned to love from the Hope Crossings series and creates an equally beautiful town where the residents stand proud and stand together. The town has gone through some tough times and RaeAnne gives us just a glimpse on how that has effect the its residents.

I was so excited to see that the Caine family is reunited in this lovely holiday story. The story begins with a slew of bad luck for the heroine, Eliza. She's a widow, her daughter has a heart condition and just when she thinks she is being life anew, she pulls up to her new job and finds in burnt down. If that doesn't make you not want to get out of bed, she is hit by a car driven by the man who she feels is responsible in some way to her husbands death. Talk about luck, things do start to turn around for Eliza. Aidan Caine, Sexy Computer Geek, who is loaded, has had a rough year himself. Can these two recognize they need each other, that they complete each other before the Christmas Holiday ends... I shed a few tears, this is a good one!

Snow Angel Cove is a heartwarming book, you can't help fall in love with Eliza's daughter Maddie. I am so thrilled to know that RaeAnne penned a new series and shares a new town: Haven Point. There is only one thing that I didn't like.. the story ended. :) I can't wait to learn more about the town and the wonderful people waiting to get their stories told.

Thanks RaeAnne, Happy Holiday to you and your family!!
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