Sunday, August 28, 2016

BOOK TOUR + GIVEAWAY: Unforeseen Obsessions by Valerie J. Clarizio #Suspense #Romance @VClarizio

After Alex Polecheck's police officer husband, Sam, is stabbed in cold blood, she vows to see the murderer brought to justice.  Peter, Sam’s best friend, and fellow police officer, seems to be the only member of the Police Department interested in catching the killer. 
Peter sets out on a perilous hunt for the killer, while trying to protect Alex, who appears to be next on the murderer’s list. 
The mystery begins to unravel when Peter finds a connection between the murder of Sam and two other law enforcement officers, who were all part of an internet crime taskforce. Peter and Alex find themselves alone in the battle for justice and truth when they discover members of the local police department cannot be trusted.  Will Peter piece together the puzzle before Alex is silenced?  While battling to protect Alex, will he be able to continue to conceal his love for her? 

Peter unlocked the door to their room and pushed it open for Alex to pass through. She stepped inside and walked to the middle of the room before she turned back and caught his gaze. Her eyes told him what she wanted. Within several quick steps, he narrowed the gap between them, dipped his head, and pressed his lips to her forehead then to her temple. His hands floated up and wove into her soft silky hair. As she tilted her head back, he skimmed his lips down over her jaw to the slender column of her throat. She murmured his name. Adrenaline rushed his veins. The sweet sound of her voice saying his name almost drove him insane. He willed her to say it again. And when she did, in that erotic purr, his body nearly burst into flames. 
His eager mouth found hers. She lifted her arms and wrapped them around his neck, pulling him closer. He traced her lips with his tongue, urging her to part them. She did. Her sweet flavor seeped into him deeper than he’d ever imagined it could. It would forever be embedded in his brain.
She unlocked her grip from around his neck and tugged at his shirt, pulling it out from under his waistband. Her busy fingers shot up and undid the buttons, and then she yanked the shirt off him. She ran her hands down his chest, leaving a trail of burning flesh under her fingertips. Reaching for the waistband of his pants, she undid the button and zipper before giving a slight tug on the material. His pants dropped to the floor.
Peter reached down and grabbed Alex’s soft cotton dress just under her rib cage. She lifted her arms, and he pulled it up over her head. He stepped forward and stared at Alex’s pale breasts housed in a skimpy, black lace bra. He skimmed his burning fingertips over the top of the lace. Her body quivered at his touch. In one quick flick of his fingers, he opened the front bra clasp and filled his greedy hands with her soft breasts. He massaged and kneaded them as his mouth crushed down on hers, urgent and desperate. His pulse pounded, he needed to be in her.
Peter scooped Alex up into his arms, carried her to the bed, and set her down. He yanked off his boxer shorts and climbed in beside her. A murmur of pleasure floated from her lips when he sucked the tip of her breast into his mouth. He nipped at her lightly with his teeth, and she arched her back.
He slid his hand down her flat stomach and under the waistband of her black lace panties. She was hot, wet, and ready for him. Her hips rose, and he eased her panties off her. Blood rushed in his loins.
He returned his mouth to hers. The kiss was quickly desperate. Tongues tangled, teeth nipped. Her slim fingers reached down and wrapped around his penis. She stroked him then slid her thumb over the sensitive tip, and then stroked his shaft again. Her soft touch was amazing. His mind went blank, to a place where only sensation existed. He was nearly there. He wanted to be in her. As if she read his mind, she released him and opened for him. He sheathed himself, rolled onto her, and drove into her, hard and deep. Her smoldering gaze held his as he pumped again and again, sinking as far as she would allow. He watched her eyes go opaque as she cried out with pleasure. Her body shuddered beneath him. Covering her mouth with his, he swallowed her sound. Her muscles gripped him, driving him further to the edge. His mind reeled, his vision grayed, and his orgasm exploded.
They lay motionless, their bodies nearly melted to one another. Her hands slid flaccidly from his back onto the bed. He felt weak and satiated; his mind close to empty but his heart full.


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8/22 - Sensuous Promos

8/23 - Nicki Day

8/24 - Nicole Morgan

8/25 - Darkest Cravings

8/26 - Get Cozy

8/27 - The Book Pub

8/28 - All my Book Finds

8/29 - Nikki Noffsinger

8/30 - Bound by Passion

8/31 - Michelle Roth

9/1 - Andrew Jericho

9/2 – Alison Mello

Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Letterbox Love Stories Vol I: Int'l Romance Stories by #WRWBuzz #Romance

What if a life-changing letter arrived in today's mail? Now imagine it leads to love and adventure! From the northern British Isles, across the mainland of Europe, and on to Turkey, nine international Award-winning and Multi-published Romance Authors share spellbinding love stories told across time. This collection includes contemporary, historical and futuristic time travel romances touched by magic. And each begins with a letter...

MORE THAN WISHES by Rose Anderson
Raised on a sailor’s tales of adventure and eager for her own, Stella Cunningham answers an advertisement for a traveling companion to the Orient. There she purchases an ancient bronze lamp with a secret. In the land of flying carpets and genies, Stella is about to have the adventure of a lifetime.

ALL OR NOTHING by Denysé Bridger
Casino Coranthos is a playground for wealthy, bored people, but for some, it’s also a place where dreams and promises change lives forever. When a letter becomes part of an unexpected inheritance for Ryann Thomson, her aunt’s past brings her face to face with Ariston Katsaros, a man haunted by loss and driven by anger. As the attraction between them sizzles and grows, can Ryann convince him she isn’t looking to rob him or his father, or will she become a casualty of Ari’s vengeance? In this dangerous game of all or nothing, her heart and future happiness are at stake.

In 2084, time travelling detective, Tandi Reynolds, tipped off by a letter, needs to stop an assassin before he kills a newly elected leader. When she finds him in 1874, Vienna, it’s clear a cold blooded killer is only one of her problems. Time is fleeting, so falling in love with her contact, the charismatic Count Leopold Radetzky von Radetz, is a bad idea, but keeping her feelings in check is not easy when she relies on him for her every need.

COME DATE ME IN PARIS by Helena Fairfax
When a letter arrives telling Alice she's won a place on a TV blind date show, she should be excited - only trouble is, the show involves cooking for your date...and Alice can't cook. Forced to throw herself on the mercy of her chef neighbour, Edmond, Alice asks him for lessons. But will she be cooking up a romance...or cooking up disaster?

What do a reality TV star and a Sardinian billionaire have in common? Sophie Hayes buys and sells the contents of abandoned storage units. When an invitation arrives out of the blue to personally deliver an antique desk to an exotic island, she decides on a whim to spend what would have been her honeymoon with the famous Rico di Carlo. Can Rico convince Sophie in one short week to stay forever?

SONS OF THE WIND by Marie Laval
Provence 1826. Ten years after her brother disappeared in the marshes of the Camargue, Venetia Rigby receives a letter suggesting he is alive. Will Philippe Dantès, half-gipsy master of Terres Mortes, help her find him when he has his own demons to fight?

A letter inviting Chloe Decker to curate the art collection of the wealthy DiMarco family of Ravello, Italy, lets Chloe begin to picture a new beginning for herself after a tragic loss. But she hadn’t included her employer’s sexy grandson, Matteo DiMarco, in that portrait. Chloe’s not ready for a relationship, even with a fine Italian masterpiece of a man like Matteo, but can he convince her to paint a new life that includes him?

PLAIN HARRY by Lindsay Townsend
Recovering from a brutal marriage, Esther is living quietly as a widow when a letter from her brother Sir Stephen destroys her contented life by ordering her to marry Sir Henry—but who is this “Plain Harry” and how will he treat her? Set in medieval England when women had few rights, this story shows how love can flourish between the unlikeliest of people.

In 1936 a band of students went off to Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Only one came home.

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And don't forget to visit the other stops in the tour:

7/11 - Sensuous Promos

7/12 - Nicole Morgan

7/13 - Andrew Jericho

7/14 - Nicki Day

7/15 - Darkest Cravings

7/16 - Get Cozy

7/17 - The Book Pub

7/18 - Characters Behaving Badly

7/19 - All my Book Finds

7/20 - Nikki Noffsinger

7/21 - Bound by Passion

7/22 – Trishelle G (The Stupor)

7/23 – Colleen S. Myers

7/24 – Nic’s Book Nook
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Friday, June 17, 2016

#NewRelease: Saved by a Soldier by @alisonmelloauth #romance

Saved By a Soldier By Alison Mello

Release Date: June 14, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Patricia Ann Fitzgerald is no man’s arm candy…

Refusing to entertain her mother’s ridiculous notion that she should become the perfect little housewife for her ex-boyfriend Ben, Patty escapes to her father’s lake house to focus on what matters most to her. She has to break through her writer’s block and start her next book.

Medically discharged from the service and suffering from PTSD, Carter Montgomery is still trying to get his life back in order…

When Carter's father Jackson suggests a week at the lake, it's not only so he can gain a little clarity about his future. Jackson has other plans for his recovering son, intending for him to watch over his best friend’s daughter while she’s on a solo writing retreat—an idea that doesn’t please Carter at all.

Patty finds it hard to get any work done when her attention keeps diverting to the handsome stranger next door…

Patty is persuaded to attend a charity event, despite knowing her ex will be in attendance. When Ben rudely interrupts Patty’s dance with her father and drags her off the floor, Carter is quick to intervene. He’s tired of admiring Patty from afar, and refuses to see her treated that way. Ready to ditch the stuffy event, Patty escapes with her savior someplace where they can finally talk.

Ben always gets what he wants, and he isn’t willing to let Patty slip away…

Patty fights to preserve her blooming relationship with Carter from the critical eyes of her mother and the scheming ways of her ex. Will Carter manage to get his life back in order in time to save Patty from the life she never wanted?

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About the author

Alison Mello is a wife and stay at home mom to a wonderful little boy. She lives with her amazing family in Massachusetts. She loves playing soccer, basketball and football with her son.
After having her son, Alison started reading again and fell in love with Contemporary Romance. Reading made her happy and gave her something to do when she had downtime.  As she started to read more, she started to notice things she really enjoyed in a book and things she didn’t. She began to have ideas for writing one of her own.  One day she literally woke up and started writing.  She realized that if there was ever a time for her to write, it was now.  She had a part time job to give her something to do. The hours at work were slow and she was bored with what she was doing, so while her son was off enjoying his friends over summer vacation she got started.
Alison finished the first book in two weeks and decided that she really enjoyed writing, so she kept going. She already had ideas in mind for books two and three, so she kept writing.  That is how the Learning to Love Series was born. Somewhere along the line, one of my Beta readers convinced me that Michael, a character from Finding Love, needed his own story.  That is when Alison added the fourth and final book. Alison hopes you enjoy her books as much as she enjoyed writing them.
She’s so glad she started this writing journey and hopes you will stay with her for the ride. Chasing Dreams is scheduled to release in April and the first two books of the Love Conquers Life series will be out this summer!

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