Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays #Giveaway Blog Hop! Winter's Kiss #Romance #Anthology by @RoanePublishing #HHBH

It's GIVEAWAY time!!!

I'm offering an ecopy of Winter's Sweet Kiss, a sweet romance anthology by Roane Publishing. My own, Beginning of Forever, is included.

What's it about?

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Winter’s Sweet Kiss 
Publisher:  Roane Publishing
Release Date:  December 16, 2013
Key Words:  Adult, Romance, Sweet, Contemporary, Historical, Anthology


Blurb: When Wayne Edwards moves to town, Lillian Douglas experiences stirrings she thought were long dead. Guilt ridden over betraying her deceased husband and the feelings Wayne inspires, Lillian reluctantly lets him in. Secrets of the past – an old promise emerges, but will it threaten their forever?

MELT  By Shaya Roy

Blurb: Newlyweds in an arranged marriage, Naina and Dev go to the mountains of Shimla, India in search of snow. Unfortunately, they find fifteen inches more than they expected.

Being snowed in with her husband is not necessarily a bad thing. It gives Naina an excellent excuse to snuggle up to her deep, quiet man, but every time Dev spurns her, a little more of her heart drips away. Melting the ice around her husband’s heart before the snow outside does might take more pride than Naina’s ready to surrender.


Blurb: Angela is in love with someone she can never have--her best friend, Rebecca’s older brother.

Stranded in the bitter cold after a disastrous blind date with yet another company Christmas party looming, a standing offer from the boss’ nephew gets a little more appealing. Desperation. Not a good sign. Surely when Rebecca rescues her from the blinding snow, she can also convince Angela to just go to the party alone. She can always count on her best friend.

That is, as long as she never finds out about Angela’s secret crush.


Blurb: Stella’s got everything she needs in life: a great job, a beautiful house, and her independence. But on last minute trip to the local Christmas tree lot she finds something, or rather someone, she desperately wants - Grayson. An emergency trip to Target, an unexpected wreath, and a little Christmas magic make the season much brighter. 

SANTA BEBE  By Lily Carlyle

Blurb: Disillusioned by men and her belief that they see her only as an object, Bebe is determined to find a man with money. Her geeky, but unfailingly kind, next-door neighbor James tries to convince her of the possibility of real love, even as she reveals to him the troubled childhood that made her so cynical about relationships. When her mother dashes her hopes for a perfect Christmas, Bebe finds herself turning to James once again, and in the process, learning a lot about herself and the promise their relationship holds.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Cracker Scavenger Hunt! $100 Amazon Card and Ten ebooks up for grabs! #Giveaway

Ready for some fun???

Hop around ALL of the blogs taking part in the Christmas Cracker Scavenger Hunt, collect the individual letter from each participating blog, then rearrange them to spell something related to Christmas. This is the answer you will need to enter into the Grand Prize Rafflectopter to be eligible for entry.

What's up for grabs?

First Grand Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card
Second Grand Prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card
But giveaway:
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Release Date: June 16, 2014
Target Reader: Adult
Keywords: Urban Fantasy, Werewolf

A father’s love doesn’t bend, so what happens when it breaks?

Corruption, dark truths, and a new Alpha mean Leon Gray’s days of running without a pack are over. At least, that’s what everyone but him believes.

He’d rather be helping his teenage daughter navigate the landmine life of a full werewolf, finish out his servitude as bodyguard to a former Demos City reporter and, in all honesty, not be taken advantage of by a beautiful woman who really only wants him for his body—figuratively and metaphorically.

Of course, the only way any of that might happen is if he’s dead. That’s likely given the information the reporter has unearthed and the territorial battles already underway between packs. If only Demos City’s corruption didn’t have such deep roots—older than the bones of the city or any of the werewolves who’ve decided to claim it. A city can only take so many power hungry mongrels invading it at one time, and Leon can only take so much knowing his daughter lives within its boundaries.

War has come to Demos City.

It’s up to Leon to fix … what’s most important to him.


How can you win?

Simply leave me a comment answering the following question:

What has come to Demos City?
(answer found in blurb!)

Be sure to let me know which file type you'd prefer for your prize!!




My letter for the scavenger hunt:

Grand Prize Time!

First Grand Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card
Second Grand Prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card



And in case you've gotten lost, here's the participating authors list!
Best of luck!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

#TeaserTenth Love's Revenge sneak peek!! #Historical #Romance

#TeaserTenth is a monthly meme for writers, both published and unpublished. It's a great opportunity to meet new folks and showcase what stories you have going on. 

Click on the image for more info / to sign up!


Love's Revenge
Means of Mercy #2
Historical Romance
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: Jan 26, 2015

Grab your chapter 1 FREEBIE at Amazon / Barnes and Noble!!


The young boy grasped my bag’s handle with his free hand and spun, dark curls falling into his eyes as he said, “Follow me!”

He pushed into the crowd, and with a deep breath to prepare myself for its stench, I hurried after him.

“Come along, miss lady!” He hollered back at me before disappearing between skirts and overcoats once more.

Within seconds I lost sight of his bobbing dark head, and I strained upward on my toes. My mouth opened to call after him, but I snapped it shut as I caught a glimpse of him near the depot’s exit.

Twinkling eyes and a grin over his shoulder accompanied the boy’s wave.

Crowd pressing against me, I pushed through regardless of the curses my purposeful striding caused. I broke through the throng and stumbled to a stop beneath the darkening sky. Peering left and right, I found no trace of the boy.

He had disappeared.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Like reading about a tight-knit group of friends? #romantic #suspense #MysticHearts

Inspiration for the Band of Friends…

A note from Cait:

I’ve often been asked why I chose a circle of friends to write about for my first series.
Bringing a new story about the tight knit group of friends from Fredericksburg, Virginia, was like coming home, especially since I’ve lived in the area all my life. The friends I’ve made over the years, and have continued to keep in touch with, are much like the people in this book—minus the bombs and gunfights. Instead of a weekly cocktail hour, we get together at least once month at a winery, brewery or the lake.

Mystic Hearts, The Band of Friends series, Book 2

Editor’s Pick!

Buy on ebook:

Coming soon to print.

Nothing is as it seems….

Temptation landed at Special Agent Larry Newman’s feet—literally. Charlene Smith captured his heart after he rescued her from terrorists two months ago. A failed relationship and being an abused child have turned him into a loner and workaholic. The scars weigh heavy on him and keep him from pursuing her. So what’s a guy to do when the woman he pines for passes out in front of him while working a case?

Battling psychological wounds from abduction is easier than coming face to face with the sexy FBI agent she’s fantasized about for months. A single mother, avoiding the drama that dating would bring to her son’s life, she allows Larry close only in her dreams. Now, she's second-guessing her decision. Should she have a relationship with this man who makes her feel alive just by being close?

As the couple forges into an abyss of emotions, they plow through secrets and criminals, and fight for the one thing that’s worth fighting for—each other.

Here’s an excerpt from a Cocktail hour, just before the guys arrive. The things good friends say to one another….

“I figured you’d be uptight and would need to blow off steam,” Celine said around a mouthful of margarita.
“Nope. I’m declaring Cocktail Hour an Andrew-free zone,” Charlene said.
Celine choked. “You had sex!”
“Shush!” Pamela’s eyebrows slashed over her blue fierce eyes. “This is a PG establishment.”
“Sorry,” Celine said with a small, mortified smile.
Pamela gazed over her shoulder into the café.
No one watched them except for the bartender. He eyed Celine.
“No foul,” Pamela said then faced Charlene. “Fess up, you have.”
“How’d you two get the idea I had sex from me not wanting to talk about Andrew?”
Celine and Pamela exchanged a silent conspirator glance.
Oh, boy. So, much for wondering if she should talk about Larry, they’d do it for her.
“Larry?” Pamela’s normally welcoming smile transformed into calm tone and she arched an eyebrow at Charlene.
If she hadn’t known Pamela, she’d actually have been nervous and answered immediately. As it was, Charlene would use this time to collect her thoughts and work out what to say. Hanging out on the pier, her and Larry chatting with one another in a way that was so comfortable she felt like she’d done it forever. Well, until her mouth ran away from her and confided her feelings. After that, things between them had become awkward.
Her mind jumped to the kiss next to her mom’s car…phew…she fanned herself and sipped more of her drink to camouflage the heat rising from her body to her face.
“That does it.” Celine gulped her drink. “I want some of what Charlene’s having.”
“Oh, no. You can’t. We’re exclusive.” Charlene looked at her half-empty drink. “This stuff is like truth serum.”

Cait’s bio:

From writing ‘every girl’s dream heroes’ to ‘strong, down-to-earth heroines,’ Cait Jarrod twists ‘cliff hanging plots’ and ‘clever, unpredictable sub-plots’. She loves diving into a good book as much as she loves writing one.

Mother of three gorgeous daughters, she’s married to her best friend, hangs out with the WWC, a great group of women, and loves a good glass of wine.