Archive | June 2014

Memory’s Prisoner – 30% off today!

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Hey folks! ARe is having a 30% Friday Flash Rebate Sale today! You can pick up a copy of MEMORY’S PRISONER for only $3.49!

I’m only 3 copies short of my personal goal for this quarter. Help a gal out and read a great hurt/comfort story at the same time? 🙂

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-memory039sprisoner-1366239-149.html

Fiction Friday with Bru Baker

I’d like to welcome to my blog today author Bru Baker, here to talk about her newest release, Finding Home, book two in the Dropping Anchor series. Take it away, Bru!

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Thanks for inviting me to your corner of the internet, Jamie Lynn! I’ve been making the rounds promoting my newest release, Finding Home, which is book two in the Dropping Anchor series.

It’s a very different book than the first one, Island House. There’s a lot less angst, for starters. (There’s still a bit…I can’t help myself! I like to make them work for their HEA.) There’s also a lot more humor, and another very important difference—there’s a kid.

I have two kiddos, so writing a book where children factor into the plot wasn’t too far-fetched for me. How someone interacts with kids is pretty telling about their personality, I think, so using kids as a plot device to get to know a character has always been something I’ve wanted to try.

In Finding Home, we see Ian, a self-professed playboy who has been pretty lax on responsibilities over the last few years, start volunteering with a group of at-risk kids. He’s very skeptical about it at first, but he soon finds that relating to kids isn’t quite as difficult as he’d anticipated. Being responsible for someone else’s safety and growth does good things for Ian, helping him grow up a bit himself.

I have seven-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl, so a lot of six-year-old Leo’s dialogue and antics was inspired by them. There’s a scene where Ian is babysitting and nearly kills himself on a Lego minefield, and that’s definitely a case of fiction mirroring fact. I probably have a permanent imprint of the Lego logo somewhere on the bottom of my foot. * g*

The next book in the series follows Frank and Warner, a couple we meet in Finding Home, as they struggle with the question of whether or not to adopt. So it’s tangentially a kid book, but more focused on how the decision to have a child changes a couple and how fraught (and rewarding) the process can be. I’m hoping for a fall release on that one, and it will conclude the Dropping Anchor series. I have mixed feelings about that—I’ve really loved getting to spend time with all the characters, following all of them through their emotional journeys to stability and love. On the other hand, I’m excited to move on and start getting to know some new guys!

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When an inheritance fell in Ian Mackay’s lap, he fled the high-pressure banking industry and didn’t look back. Since then, he’s spent four years living carefree on the island of Tortola, his life a series of hookups and hanging out with friends.

After his best friend moves to Seattle and gets married, Ian finds himself lost. His unapologetic existence doesn’t hold the same appeal, and he wonders if he’s throwing his life away. After visiting Niall in Seattle, Ian decides to stay, but that means taking his life off hold and finding a real job. Meeting Luke Keys, who is about as far from a player as possible, isn’t the plan but might be just what Ian needs. Luke and his values intrigue Ian, and he pursues Luke ruthlessly until Luke agrees to a date.

Their courtship sweeps Ian off his feet, and when the relationship gets complicated, Ian has the chance to cut and run. Habits born from years of being on his own are hard to shake, and self-proclaimed playboy Ian must decide if love is worth fighting for.

 

Finding Home is available through Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, AllRomance, and other book retailers.

 

Bru Baker is a freelance journalist who writes for newspapers and magazines. Fiction makes her happiest, whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s. She and her husband live in the Midwest with their two young children, whose antics make finding time to write difficult but never let life get boring.

Visit Bru online at http://www.bru-baker.com or follow her on Twitter.

He can always pick me up when I’m feeling down

Was not in a good “author headspace” last night. Down on myself & how poorly I do compared to people who are buying cars with their royalty checks. I’ll never be that successful & I’m ready to throw in the towel completely. In steps my hubby, my biggest supporter. He’s a Pinterest guru & the next thing I know this morning I’ve got 300 more followers on the board he created for me and my Amazon sales ranking shot up more than double. I love him so much for always doing what he can to pick me up. 🙂

This entry was posted on June 26, 2014. 5 Comments

The paperbacks have arrived!

Look what arrived in the mail! I’m so excited to see them in print. 🙂  Now to pack them away until October where they’ll be for sale at GRL.

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Can’t wait for October? Won’t be at GRL? Here are my Buy Links:

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ng25ocw
LuLu (Paperback and epub): http://tinyurl.com/lk999ss
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/nvj3toh
Dreamspinner: http://tinyurl.com/kvuj9on
Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/ow92qj2

Guest author Tempeste O’Riley and the Desires’ Guardian blog tour & giveaway

I’d like to welcome Tempeste O’Riley to my website today, on her blog tour for her latest release, Desires’ Guardian!

Desires’ Guardian
by Tempeste O’Riley

Desires Entwined series book #2

M/M Erotic Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: June 6th, 2014 (ebook/print)

Length: Novel / 200 pages

 

Order: Dreamspinner Press All Romance Amazon B & N

Add to: Goodreads

 

Description:

Most people see Chase Manning as the party-boy twink he seems on the surface. Only James, Chase’s BFF, knows the depth of his loyalty and the extent of the wounds Chase carries inside. When Chase meets Rhys Sayer things don’t go well, but he can’t shake his attraction to the huge, sexy man.

Rhys is a man of contradictions and fear—a strange combination for a PI and bodyguard. He’s in a bad place emotionally when he sets eyes on Chase for the first time. When Chase puts the moves on him, Rhys insults him, thwarting any possibility of a relationship. Rhys doesn’t see himself as a complicated man, but he dreads the very kind of connection he desires.

Just as they’re trying to overcome their uncertainties, Chase is put in harm’s way. Luckily Rhys and their friends have all the right talents to help Rhys save the man of his dreams.

 

Desires Entwined Series:

 

  

Giveaway: Click on the link below to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win a free copy of Designs of Desire (book one) and gift cards from Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Starbucks!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/7e3e8524/

About the Author:

Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud omnisexual / bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Tempe is a hopeless romantic that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. Learn more about Tempeste and her writing at http://tempesteoriley.com.

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We have a winner!

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Congratulations to my second winner on my GRL 2014 blog tour – Carly Rose! A copy of Memory’s Prisoner is heading your way, along with a $10.00 Amazon gift card! Enjoy!

Next stop on my blog tour – Love Bytes (aka Blog of Sid Love) on July 11th. Check back here for details on how you can win a free copy of Out of the Shadows and an Amazon gift card.

Darkness Falls – coming soon!

My next ebook will be out in about a month, so I thought I’d share the synopsis with all of you…

Matthew Tucker and Daniel Westman – successful actors on a hit TV show and best friends. One longs for the other in silence, feeling there’s something between them, just under the surface, but scared to take the chance.

Then an accident on set may leave Daniel permanently blinded. Matthew never waivers from Daniel’s side, his dedication bringing them closer than ever before, but is it possible to find happiness, and love, in the wake of a tragedy? Or has Matthew’s hesitation cost him that chance and he’ll lose Daniel to the darkness instead?