A visit from Alexa Verde and the Smoke and Mirrors #BoxSet #KindleUnlimited

smoke-and-mirrorsWe have something different going on today! Thank you to Alexa Verde for visiting with me to share her latest collaboration with 8 other Christian Romance authors. I read Alexa’s first book COLOR OF DANGER and couldn’t put it down! I can’t wait to read this one.

SMOKE AND MIRRORS is their box set of 8 BRAND NEW “hidden identity” romantic suspense novellas from today’s bestselling Christian authors. Even better, it’s only 99 cents or free on Kindle Unlimited!

Here are blurbs from 2 of the 8 new books in the set:

TAKEN by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Sally Bradley: Cam Winters has never talked about his past, about life before he became a Christian. Jordan Foster knows that Cam’s a strong, caring man–a man she can see herself with. But he refuses to ask her out for fear of what her brother, one of his closest friends, might say. So Jordan takes things into her own hands. When Cam admits to sharing her feelings, the two fall quickly in love–just as that past that Cam won’t ever talk about returns for Cam and those he loves. A group which now includes Jordan.

SCENT OF DANGER by Alexa Verde: To find her missing sister, small-town cop Maya Hutchinson risks her life by posing as her glamorous twin. Under escalating attacks, Maya accepts protection from dashing senator’s son Connor McNamara. Cop turned PI, Connor McNamara has his own secret mission and is forced to choose between family loyalty and love. When the scent of danger draws near, will Connor and Maya survive long enough to forgive and accept each other?

Check out this short teaser from Alexa’s SCENT OF DANGER!

    Stilettos were murder.

    Maya Hutchinson breathed a sigh of relief as she kicked off her painful shoes and snatched them from the floor. The marble surface felt smooth and cold underneath her bare feet. She plodded along the empty hall where she’d sneaked to get away from the crowd.

    Hurried footsteps behind her made her wince. But before she had a chance to turn around, she was pushed into the nearest room. The door was immediately shut in her face. The click of the lock turning was followed by footfalls disappearing in the distance.

    It took her a moment to get over the initial astonishment. Then she tried the handle, but of course it was useless. What was she going to do? Unlike her sister, she’d never mastered the art of lock picking. She should’ve taken lessons from her twin when she had a chance.

    Maya pushed down a wave of helplessness and knocked on the door with her stilettos. Finally, those things were good for something besides killing her feet.

    “Help! Somebody! Anybody?” she screamed at the top of her lungs.

You can click here to check out more or purchase SMOKE AND MIRRORS or use this link: http://amzn.to/2cBTUD4

#FreebieFriday A Visit with Alexa Verde & RIVER OF DANGER

I am so happy to have with me today my buddy Alexa Verde who has a free read for us and some goodies! Leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win an e-copy of Alexa’s debut book COLOR OF DANGER.

Here’s a little but about Alexa!

    A teacher and translator turned author of Christian romantic suspense, Alexa Verde loves writing more than she loves seafood and strawberry cheesecake, and that’s saying something. She has over 200 short stories, poems, and articles published in the five languages she speaks and has more diplomas on the wall than she knows what to do with. After traveling the world and living in both hemispheres, Alexa calls south Texas home. Please visit her online at www.alexaverde.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alexaverdeauthor and on Twitter at @AlexaVerde3.

Teaser from RIVER OF DANGER

RiverofDangerCoverHer body went limp. River breathed fast and hard, as if she’d run a marathon in front of a train. Tears rolled down her cheeks.

If she didn’t manage to stop soon, she’d make it to the bridge. Losing control of her car there meant falling into dark, deep waters. River gripped the steering wheel even tighter. It vibrated and moved in her hands, like a snake struggling to get away. The night when she’d faced death once before flashed in her mind, a sharp blade pressed to her throat, the metallic scent of her own blood hanging in the air.

Aren’t you scared, River? Aren’t you very, very scared?

Wincing, she got rid of the soft voice in her head and the memories.

“Lord, please forgive me. Please help me,” she whispered.

Cold drops formed on her forehead and trickled down her face, but she couldn’t wipe them off, couldn’t release the wheel. She held on to it, though her palms were clammy with cold sweat as well.

She was not going to die today.

Determined, River eased on the brake. Somehow, someway, she managed to slide to the shoulder. The tires whispered against the gravel and then the grass when she brought the car to a complete stop.

For several seconds, she couldn’t move, see, or draw a single breath. Her mind was blank, as if unable to comprehend she was still alive.

“Thank you, Lord. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

Still trembling, River looked in the rearview mirror. Whoever had messed with her tire could be following her. But no cars had stopped so far.

She knew she should call for road service to replace her tire. Judging by the sign she’d passed not long ago, she was close to her sleepy hometown, Rios Azules, in south Texas. So it wouldn’t be long until somebody would come to her rescue. But her hands were shaking, and as soon as she fished out her cell phone from her purse, it slipped and fell to the floor.

River dropped her head on her hands and let herself dive into a quick oblivion.

A knock on the window brought her to reality. She jerked up. How could she let herself zone out that way? Somebody had obviously unscrewed her tire, most likely at the last gas station where she’d gone to get coffee and her favorite beef jerky. That person could be knocking at her window now!

River ducked and reached for her purse, where she carried a .38 caliber pistol, a habit ever since she’d been attacked. She gathered her willpower to stop her fingers from trembling.

“Are you all right? Can I help you?” inquired someone with a deep baritone laced with worry. “River?”

She tensed and relaxed at the same time. She’d recognize that voice from a million voices.

Jacob Forrester.

Alexa’s Books are available at:

COLOR OF DANGER: http://amzn.to/1V8sEtP
RIVER OF DANGER: http://amzn.to/1V8sz9w

Have a great weekend!

#FreebieFriday Contemporary Romance Round-up

Good morning and hello Friday! Always love Friday since it means I’ll get to spend some time down the shore and with family and friends! For those of you who need something to read for the weekend, please check out our Heroes in Uniform Box set. It’s specially priced at 99 cents for a limited time. You can purchase the box set here:

Amazon: http://bit.ly/HeroesAMZ
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/HeroesAMZUK
Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/HeroesCA
Nook: http://bit.ly/HeroesBN
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1aDaC0K
iBooks: http://bit.ly/HeroesiBooks

HEROES IN UNIFORM Romantic Suspense & Military Romance Box Set

And now for some Freebie Contemporary Romances! Make sure you check the price before you buy. These books were free when posted, but the price may have changed in the interim.

#TeaserTuesday ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE Video Trailer & Lucky 7 Brazen Bachelors Release Day!

Brazen BachelorsIt’s our release day for the Lucky 7 Brazen Bachelors Contemporary Romance Box Set! Yeah! So excited! This box set is a collection of novellas featuring sexy bachelors who are determined to have it all. I’m honored and excited to be in the set with my friends again! My contribution to the Lucky 7 set is JUST ONE NIGHT, my sexy story with Marine bachelor Jase Hart. JUST ONE NIGHT is the first novella in the Take a Chance military romance series.

The Lucky 7 Brazen Bachelors Box Set is available at the following retailers:
Amazon: http://bit.ly/7BrazenAMZ
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/7BrazenUKAMZ
Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/7BrazenCAAMZ
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/pdmkhg5
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/p5mmrtk
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/poykr9c

Since this is a Teaser Tuesday, I wanted to share with you this little video trailer tease that I did for ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE, the latest release in the Take a Chance series.

Please click here if you cannot see the ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE video trailer below.

ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE is available at these online retailers!

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZUSOneNight
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/AMZUKOneNight
Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/OneNightAMZCA
Nook: http://bit.ly/OneNightBN
Kobo: http://bit.ly/OneNightKobo
iBooks: http://bit.ly/OneNightiBooks

#FreebieFriday #Giveaway ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE

ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE erotic military romanceOMG, it’s Friday! Thank you! We had more snow yesterday. 7 plus inches of the white stuff and I am so done with it. I need warmth and sun and the beach! I’ve missed it all winter long since it’s just been either too cold or too snowy to go for a stroll along the boardwalk. I really need those to balance myself.

Since I can’t have one of those walks right now, how about a sexy book set along the Jersey Shore? ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE, my March 15 release and #5 in the Take a Chance series, is set in the southern part of the Jersey Shore, namely Atlantic City and Margate.

So what’s the giveaway on Freebie Friday? Be one of the first 30 people who leave the comment I WANT ONE on this post and I’ll send you an ARC of ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE. If you can, please leave a review and indicate that you received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review!

Now here is a little teaser for ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE!

Teaser

She wasn’t the kind of woman who wore fancy dresses or did one night
stands. . .

Bridget Sullivan preferred her Army uniform and work boots to elegant evening gowns. Getting all done up for some fancy Memorial Day gala wasn’t in her plans, but it’s hard to resist the thought of seeing handsome retired Navy Captain Mark Smith again. It also means spending time with the cadre of ex-military friends who have made her return to civilian life a little easier to handle. But when Mark presses for more, will she break her rigid rules for one sexy night?

The only thing he likes better than a woman in uniform is seeing her out of it . . .

Especially if it’s sexy Staff Sergeant Bridget Sullivan. Since meeting Bridget a month earlier, Mark Smith has been attracted to the gorgeous woman who seems intent on hiding her beauty and her courage. Bridget’s determination to make it in a usually male world, from her choice of the Army to her current construction job, intrigues Mark. When Bridget sheds her muddy jeans and sneakers for sexy high heels and a slit-to-there dress, Mark is more than willing to help her explore her new feminine side. But can one night of pleasure lead to more?

Man Candy Mark

Here is how I kind of pictured retired Navy Captain Mark Smith, the hero in the book.
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Where to Buy

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZUSOneNight
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/AMZUKOneNight
Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/OneNightAMZCA
Nook: http://bit.ly/OneNightBN
Kobo: http://bit.ly/OneNightKobo
iBooks: http://bit.ly/OneNightiBooks

#WriteWed The 12 Sexy Heroes of the Dangerous Passions Box Set & Flower Show

Today’s Write Wednesday inspiration is a sneak peek at the heroes of the Dangerous Passions Box set. They’re alpha and in command. Ready to take on the fight and find love along the way!

Dangerous Passions eBook box set is now available and you can get the Dangerous Passions Box Set at the following e-tailers!

Amazon: http://bit.ly/DPAmzUS
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/DPAmzUK
Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/DPAmzCA
iBooks: http://bit.ly/166itSE
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1z6xv1g

You can click here if you can’t see the Sexy Heroes video below!

And now for something kinder and gentler! LOL! I mentioned I was going to the Philadelphia Flower Show yesterday and we had a blast. The theme was Hollywood and in particular, movies from Disney, Pixar and their related companies. The show was lovely this year and here are some photos for you. You can click here if you cannot see the Philadelphia Flower Show photos below.

#ManCandyMonday NFL Player Danny Amendola

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. We had more snow . . . Ugh.

Time to warm you up with some Man Candy! Today’s pick is in honor of STRONGER THAN SIN from the Dangerous Passions Box Set.

Why Danny? Well, in STRONGER THAN SIN the hero, Jesse Bradford, is a football player and Danny is a wide receiver for the New England Patriots. Danny was an undrafted free agent when the Dallas Cowboys picked him up. He then went to the Philadelphia Eagles before being signed by the Patriots.

Gotta love that smile, that face and those muscles! Sigh. I hope I took a little bit of the chill away from you with today’s Man Candy.

Danny Amendola
By Jeffrey Beall (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons