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    Barclay Publicity’s Summertime eReader Giveaway!

    More than 20 authors will be sharing their best and worst pick-up lines during this EPIC eReader Giveaway! Win dozens of prizes, including swag packs, print or eBooks, gift cards, tote, posters, themed prizes, etc…and of course, a grand prize of four (4) eReaders!

    Win one of four (4) eReaders including:

    Two 7” Kindle Fire Tablets

    One Kindle Paperwhite

    One Kindle Touchscreen

    + tons of runner-up prizes

    Participating Authors:

    7/27   Patty Blount

             Shelly Bell

    7/28   Lia Davis

             Lisa Nicholas

    7/29   Jodi Linton

             Michelle Madow

    7/30   Sarah Castille

             Jane Peden

             Kristi Hancock

    7/31  Robin Covington

            Caroline Lee

    8/3    Veronica Forand

            Samantha Ann King

    8/4    Kerry Adrienne

            Lizzy Ford

    8/5    Suzie T. Roos

            Sharon Hamilton

    8/6    Linda Bond

            Heather Long

            Alyssa Richards

    8/7    Michelle Sharp

            Kristine Bria

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    Patty BlountMY WORST PICK-UP LINE EXPERIENCE
    by Patty Blount

    Hello! I’m Patty Blount, author of young adult and contemporary romance novels. But I also have a fulltime job in IT in addition to my writing career. IT stands for Information Technology. It used to be the computer department, but as technology advanced, so did the term. My job is to write the instruction guides people need in order to correctly use their computer systems. I’ve been doing this work for about twenty years now, so in a very real sense, I’ve watched the industry grow up.

    When I was just starting out, Windows hadn’t been born yet and the internet was still reserved for government or scientific use. It was also a man’s world – still is, to a large extent – but most of these guys were Big Bang Theory characters and not exactly the stuff of romance novels.  Until now.

    In A Match Made at Christmas, my first contemporary romance, I thought it would be cool to make geekiness a hot and heroic character trait, so I gave my heroine my day job and made the hero an executive in the same field. Here is a passage from the story based on actual pickup lines once used on me. In this scene, hero Lucas is quite attracted to heroine Elena, but trying to play it cool. Except his friends, Al and Debbie, won’t leave him alone.

    “Oh, you’re in IT, too?” Al’s grin got wide and just a little bit wicked. “Luke’s head of development at Burke & Kirk. Lucas, you have to try out some of those software developer pick-up lines on someone who gets them.”

    “No.”

    Elena’s lips twitched and she groaned just for form. Inside, she was grateful for the change of subject. “Okay. Gimme one. Let’s see what you got.”

    “No.”

    “Come on, Luke! Don’t be such a dick.” Al elbowed him.

    “No. And don’t call me a dick.”

    “Please? I want to hear these, too.” Debbie patted the table between them.

    “Okay, okay. You asked for it.” Luke rubbed his hands together and gave Elena a smoldering look, dropped his voice down an octave. “I hope you’re broadband, baby, because I really want high-speed access.” He wiggled his eyebrows.

    Elena rolled her eyes. “That’s terrible.”

    “Yeah, man, that was awful,” Al agreed.

    “I warned you.”

    “Come on, do another one,” Debbie said.

    Elena put out a hand. “Please don’t use the obvious puns on RAM or motherboards.”

    Lucas looked at her sideways. “Please. This isn’t my first program.”

    She snorted and let him continue. Luke took her hand and leaned in real close. “Baby, you overclock my processor but trust me, there’s no part of my body that’s micro or soft.” He delivered the final words with his eyes locked on hers.

    Elena stared into his dark eyes and felt herself melting, weakening, and might have leaned over the table to fuse her mouth to his…

    What do you think? Is this a hot geek? I will admit these lines made me giggle but, no – they did not work on me!

    The sequel to A Match Made at Christmas was released on June 30th. It’s called His Touch and is about Elena’s sister, Kara, and her second chance at love. I also have a new young adult novel coming out in August called NOTHING LEFT TO BURN. It’s about a boy named Reece who joins the fire department’s junior squad to win his father’s respect. Pre-order today.

    NLTB cover- Patty BlountDear Dad,

    I promised Matt I’d do this-become a Junior Cadet. That I wouldn’t let you break me down. I know you hate me. Blame me for everything you lost. But that day I lost my brother and my dad. You could never be proud of me, could you? I was too “different.” So, just in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m saying goodbye. Maybe someday, you’ll miss me.

    ~Reece

    Reece’s words make her ache. Amanda understands wanting to belong. As a foster kid, the firehouse where she volunteers is the only place that feels like home. She wants to help Reece, but his dad is her boss. And she won’t risk her place as a Junior Cadet-it’s all that she has. But when a string of arsons suddenly point to Amanda, her whole world is about to go up in flames. And the only way to save themselves is to risk getting burned.

    Patty Blount is the award-winning author of Some Boys, TMI, and SEND, plus contemporary romances from Tule Group. She lives on Long Island with her family and lots of books. Tweet her @pattyblount or visit her website pattyblount.com to read book excerpts.

    SarahMY WORST PICK-UP LINE EXPERIENCE
    by Sarah Castille

    Once upon a time, there was a Canadian girl who lived in London. One fine summer day, she put on her riding leathers and hopped on the back of her boyfriend’s motorcycle and they took a drive through the city to a quaint pub in the East End of London. While her boyfriend tended to the motorcycle, she went into the pub to buy a couple of pints.

    The pub was unlike anything the Canadian girl had ever seen. Dark and dank, with a low ceiling, crooked floors, dark wooden beams, a roaring fire in a massive stone fireplace and a worn, polished bar at least fifteen feet long. A lazy hound with gastric problems lay on a braided rug in the middle of the pub, adding a distinctive aroma to the already pungent scent of yeast and stale beer.

    Several grizzled old men played cards at a table in one corner. An elderly couple dozed in front of the fire. And a group of guys sat at the bar chatting up the female bartender who sported multiple facial piercings and two full sleeves of tattoos.

    The Canadian girl slid onto the last seat at the bar and asked the bartender for a pint. Almost immediately, one of the guys broke away from the group. Tall and broad, with a chiselled jaw, shaved head and a pillowy abdomen, he approached her with slow, measured steps. His piercing blue eyes slid over her leather-clad body like a soft caress, lingering over the swell of her breasts crushed beneath her tight leather jacket. He leaned into her, his voice low and husky.

    “You’re so Peas in a Pot I could Tu’penny Post me meat on ya, Basin Of Gravy.”

    Very eloquently, and in her best Canadian, she said, “Eh?’

    With a sympathetic smile, he drew closer, his fetid breath a whisper in her ear. “You don’t have any Cockney in ya, luv?”

    “No.”

    “Do you want some?”

    “Sorry,” she said, inwardly cringing at the worst pick-up line ever. “I only ride Canadian.”

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    My latest release is Beyond the Cut, the second standalone book in the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series. It was inspired by my motorcycle adventures across Europe, and it’s got all the hard riding, fierce loving, outlaw bikers you could want, plus a feisty heroine, a villainous villain and two little kids who can melt an outlaw hero’s heart.

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    New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies. She writes erotic contemporary romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them.

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    BLURB for BEYOND THE CUT (SINNER’S TRIBE MC #2)

    SHE’S HOLDING ON TIGHT.

    As a teen, Dawn ran from a life on the streets straight into the arms of Jimmy “Mad Dog” Sanchez, a biker who promised to be her knight in shining armor. But his love was just another cage. Years later, Dawn’s former life still has its hooks in her and she’ll do whatever it takes to break free. When Cade “Raider” Tyson, a member of a rival club, makes her an offer, Dawn finds herself in a different, hotter kind of trouble with one irresistible Sinner…

    WILL HE GIVE HER THE RIDE OF HER LIFE?

    Cade is an outlaw biker with allegiance to one thing and one thing only: The Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club. But when it comes to the stunningly sexy, fiercely independent Dawn Delgado, Cade finds himself…hungrier for more. Trouble is on Dawn’s heels and he wants to be the answer to her prayers, whether she wants him to be or not. What can’t be denied is the red-hot attraction between them. However, as they fall deeper, the danger rises and Cade may have to sacrifice it all…

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  • Torn by Love by CA Harms

     

    My Review

    Lily has been through hell and back.  She has a stalker that just won’t leave her alone, and the one man she wishes for won’t give her the time of day.

    Tanner took Lily’s interest for granted.  He has always had the thing for her and thought she would always be there when he was ready.  When she starts dating someone else that he doesn’t approve of, he knows that it is time to make his move.  Lily doesn’t make it easy for him to do though.  I think that is one of the things I like about her.  When her stalker comes around again, it is Tanner that helps her the most and their love is allowed to form and fleurish.

    Another wonderful contribution to the Scarred by Love Series.

    ~ SYNOPSIS ~
    Lily’s life was anything but easy.  Losing their father unexpectedly, and a mother that left long ago…
     
    Is was always her and her brother against the world.  Until she met Tanner Parks her life was basic…
     
    Uneventful but simple.  He was the unattainable bad boy…
     
    Just out of reach yet Lily longed for him desperately.  He was foul mouthed and cocky.  He was demanding and arrogant.  But he was exactly what Lily needed…
     
    He made her stronger.  He gave her the drive to keep her head above water, when everything was falling apart around her.
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    ~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~

    CA Harms 

    C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

    She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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  • Unobtainable by Jennifer Rose

    My Review

    Dyson works with his brothers at their Grandfather’s company.  One day his brother, EJ, introduces him to one of their new employees, Harley.  One look at Harley and Dyson is Gobsmacked!  He is so turned around by him, he runs right into the door frame and gives himself a bloody nose!

    Meeting Dyson was like a lightening strike that threatened to start his deadened heart.  Harley wanted to go help him with his nose but kept himself back.

    In his grandfather’s Will, his grandfather says that Dyson must marry or not be a partner in the company with his brothers.  He has six months.  With only days left, Harley agrees to marry him for the six months required then they will separate.

    Love, Lust, Desire, Betrayal, Blackmail …..I can go on and on with what is contained in this book, however, that would necessitate a thesaurus and a dictionary.  I have one criticism, and that is there is so much to this book, that it could have really been two.  There are two or even three amazing stories involving Dyson and Harley.  1 is their coupling.  2. is Harley’s mom and past.  #3 is Bruno if not dealt within #2.

    Other than that, I can’t say that I had any issues.  I enjoyed my reading.  Took me two days because of the holiday, but I was glued to the book.  I look forward to reading more from Ms. Rose.

     Synopsis

    My name is Dyson Michaels and my life got flipped upside down the day my grandfather passed away and in his ultimate wisdom, he chose to mess with my life from beyond the grave.

    ~Six months prior~

     “…therefore, in layman’s terms, unless you are married by July 18th, and within five years produce an heir, your portion of your grandfather’s estate and shares will be divided equally between your three siblings. You will inherit nothing.

     If you marry but do not produce an heir, your shares will be divided among your siblings.  If you do not wed by said date, you may if you should so choose to, keep your position with your grandfather’s company and draw a salary. You will also be entitled the corporate benefits program. Do you have any questions?…”

    I knew by the word marriage, that it meant in the conventional way, with the usual I do between a man and a woman in a church with all the bells and whistles. I wanted to say no, I should have said no, but like the fool I am I said yes.  And now I’m trying to explain to everyone,why it is that I’m breaking Rebecca’s heart and I’ve been living a lie all my life.  I’m still waiting for that bolt of lightning to strike me dead.

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      About the Author

    Jennifer Rose lives the glamorous life in Canada working as a part-time office clerk/manager. A mother of three grown boys, she decided to give up cleaning, cooking and day to day household chores in favor of sitting with a favorite beverage, be it coffee or wine and her trusty laptop, after a friend and author convinced her that she had what it took to write romance novels, so she took a creative writing course and finally started writing.

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  • The Found Series (Book 1 & Book 2) by Caitlyn O’Leary

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    My Reviews

    Revealed – Twenty years ago, children just appeared out of no where. No matter where these children went, they could speak the language there and a few more, without so much as cracking open a book.

    Kelly (Kali) is kidnapped and is questioned and torture over and over. All they want to know? Where did they come from? I don’t know about you, but Kelly must be really strong. There is no way I could have sustained the crap she was put through. Thank God she is one of the Found.

    Sam (Noah) has been feeling her pain. His gift is to find things and people. And by God he will find Kelly.

    This is not just your ordinary love story. Although it seems their love was preordained, they were split apart, but once they are reunited, nothing will tear them apart.

    This book is full of action, passion and just really cool characters. The world Caitlyn O’Leary creates is a wonder. I can’t wait until everything is all uncovered. But for now, for their protection, the Found come together one by one to protect themselves. They become Revealed.

    Forsaken – This book just simply rocks!!! But that shouldn’t really surprise anyone who knows the wonderful Caitlyn O’Leary. I can’t even tell you how often I bugged her for this book to be finished. I am sure she hates me by now, but as long as she keeps writing books like this, I don’t care.

    Seth left the love of his life for an assignment he thought would be over and done with in a few weeks. He finds himself between a rock and a hard place almost a year later when he finds himself face to face with other Found. They tell him that the love of his life, Annie, is there and helping him so that they end this forsaken life he is currently in.

    I love Annie. She will do anything for her daughter and for the man she loves. She is more brave than I could ever be. I admire and respect her immensely. What she endures for the sake of love, is vile. But if it wasn’t for her, he would still find himself FORSAKEN.

    Synopses

    ARevealedCover Woman In Danger

    When Kelly finds herself kidnapped, she clings to the one thing that allows her to withstand the ordeal, a dream of a long forgotten memory—Noah.  A Hero with a Secret…

    A highly decorated naval officer, Noah rushes to save Kelly, and then starts to help unlock the secret of their shared past.
    A Love That Is More than a Dream…

    Together they discover a love and passion surpassing all of their dreams, but before they can have a future together they have to solve the mystery of their past.

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    When Seth’s agency sends him on one last mission, Seth never realized his short assignment would last so long. While working undercover, Seth dreams of a time when he can be reunited with the love of his life.

    A Woman Who Will Risk Everything

    When Annie realizes she finally has a chance to help the man she loves, she takes it. Experiencing the darkest underbelly of society, Annie risks her life to save innocents, and help Seth find a way home.

    A Love That Nothing Can Tear Apart

    When Seth finds out that Annie has been captured, he will do anything to save her, and nothing or no one is safe until she is back in his arms.

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    About the Author

    Caitlyn O’Leary was raised in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. She has been an avid reader. Her earliest creative writing endeavors consisted of “ghost writing” exercises in which she pretended to be her younger brothers and sisters when she did their homework assignments before they turned them in as their own.

    Years in corporate America honed her ability to manipulate words by day, and at night she read everything she could get her hands on, including many, romances!

    Happily married to her long, tall Texan and living in Southern California, Caitlyn has finally found the time to write very steamy happily-every-afters for Siren/Bookstrand.

    She has just started writing the Found series. It’s a bit Paranormal, a bit Sci-Fi and 100% Action/Adventure. The characters have special abilities, that make them targets.

    She loves to hear from her readers. caitlyn@caitlynoleary.com

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