A Gentleman and a Rogue

Friday, July 3, 2015

Christmas in July: 99 cent romance: Christmas in Bayeux #christmasinjuly



Travel to Bayeux, France and enjoy this snippet from my 99 cent Christmas romance, "Christmas in Bayeux."

BLURB: 

The ravages of war have taken their toll on Aiden. Seeking peace, he has traveled to Bayeux, France, on a pilgrimage of sorts. Noel, a former exchange student who spent time with his family years before, provides him a place to stay at the old manor she has turned into an inn. 

The attraction they felt nine years before at the tender age of sixteen flares to life as they spend time together and prepare the inn for Christmas. But there has been so much loss and grief for Aiden. 
Will Noel be able to help him feel again and can Aiden find what he is searching for?

ENJOY THIS EXCERPT: 
Aiden smiled as she approached. Since he'd last seen her nine years ago, she had gotten taller. Her brown hair peeked out from her cap, flecked with copper highlights. Her cobalt eyes pierced his defenses now, just as they had before.  He took a long breath. Despite the winter clothes, she was stunning.

Her eyes swept over him and then sparked with recognition. "Aiden!"

"Bonjour, Noel!"

She wrapped her arms around him and gave him a quick hug. "Bonjour!"

Her warm glow infused him with hope, cracking his battlements even further.  Her genuine embrace was what he needed, but he wasn't here for her. He needed to set his heart and his mind straight and she would be a big part of that. Taking a step back, Aiden feathered his eyes over her. "It's good to see you again, Noel. You've changed…"

"Oh, I was just a girl when I was an exchange student in your house."

"You were sixteen."

Her cheeks reddened. "Oui – now I am a woman. How are your parents?"

"They passed away while I was in Iraq."

"Oh, I am sorry to hear it. They had such kind hearts. I adored them."


"That's part of the reason I'm here."

LINK TO BOOK TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-muZ0dhOvSE

REVIEWS:

5 Stars, Karen Michelle Nut, Amazon Reviewer: "A tender romance sure to warm your hearts any time of the year." 

5 Stars, Markee Anderson, Amazon Reviewer: "A wonderful and heartwarming read."

5 Stars, M. Fullerton, Amazon Reviewer: "Charming characters!" 

BUY LINKS: 
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.com/B005BTLSI8

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-in-bayeux-stephanie-burkhart/1104401603?ean=2940011371806

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/72100

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/christmas-in-bayeux

Giveaway: 
Leave a comment and I'll pick one lucky winner on 31 JULY to receive a PDF copy of Christmas in Bayeux. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christmas in July: 1.99 Christmas Romance - The Faberge Secret #christmasinjuly



Enjoy this snippet from my 1.99 Christmas romance, "The Faberge Secret."

BLURB: 

Elise Goodwin operates a heritage museum in Brattleboro, Vermont. Needing to buy some items for her museum, she travels to Boston and acquires a delicious surprise that would excite any curator – a Faberge Egg.
Enter Russian businessman Dimitri Romanov, the true owner of the jewel. He's following a lead hoping to reacquire his stolen egg when he bumps into Elise. He can't hide his attraction to the petite brunette with doe-like eyes.
Dimitri's rival, Gustav Kelch, wants the rare Faberge jewel and will do anything to find it, including destroying Dimitri's life. Can Dimitri keep Elise and his Faberge heirloom safe or will his attraction place their lives in jeopardy?

ENJOY THIS EXCERPT:

His gaze was as soft as a caress. He reached out and tucked a stray tendril of hair behind her ear. Then slowly, he curved his hand around the nape of her neck and moved closer so there was no space between them.
Their lips skirted each other's, teasing, tempting... until Dimitri's mouth finally captured hers in a drugging kiss.
His lips were firm and persuasive. He smelled of soap and sandalwood. Something intense flared within her, and she fisted her hands around the lapels of his coat. Her body betrayed her desire. His erection pressed against her thigh.
All of a sudden, an all-crushing fear consumed her. He was hard for her. It was too soon, too fast. She broke the kiss and pushed him away.
"Elise--" Dimitri began.
"Umph!"
Elise's heart jumped. She swung around and looked at the door.
It stood ajar.
"Lucy!" Elise forgot all about Dimitri's kiss and rushed inside with him right behind her. Concern spiked within her the second she saw Lucy.
Her friend's hands and feet were tied to a chair, and a gag was in her mouth. The room had been trashed. Their suitcases had been turned over; their clothes and books tossed haphazardly about.
Fear knotted inside Elise. She rushed to the chair and took off Lucy's gag. Dimitri untied the knots at Lucy's feet, concern for her friend evident in his eyes. Elise was thrilled that Dimitri had helped her with no hesitation or reservations.
"What happened?" Elise asked. "Who did this?"
"They were looking for the egg," Lucy said. She glanced at Dimitri, but instead of her earlier resistance to him, gratefulness filled her gaze.
Dimitri froze and glanced up, his stare drilling into Elise. "Egg? A Faberge egg?"
Elise loosened one of the ropes around Lucy's hand and looked at Dimitri, perplexed. "What do you know about Faberge eggs?"
He muttered something in Russian, finished untying the knot around Lucy's other ankle, and stood, straightening his shoulders.
"That's what I lost. What I've been looking for -- my Faberge egg."
REVIEWS:
4 Stars, Manic Readers
"A satisifying read."

4 Stars, Night Owl Book Reviews
The Faberge Secret is a fast paced, delightful adventure with plenty of love and adventure sprinkled in for spice.
3.5 Stars, Long & Short Reviews

"All this suspense had me flying through the pages so quickly I was able to read the book in one sitting." 


BUY LINKS: 
AMAZON KINDLE :http://amzn.com/B006LTE2ZS
B&N NOOK:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-faberge-secret-stephanie-burkhart/1105070465?ean=2940013874596&itm=1&usri=the+faberge+secret
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Giveaway: 
Leave a comment and I'll pick one lucky winner on 29 JULY to receive a print copy of The Faberge Secret. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent summer romance: Arrow Through the Heart #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my sweet contemporary romance, Arrow Through The Heart. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Ella finds her room trashed.  

*****
"On the Fourth, would you like to spend the day with me?" he asked.

"I—" Ella placed her hand on the door and it swung open.

"Was your door latched?" Logan fisted his hands.

"I thought it was," her voice shook.


"Let me." The urge to protect her surged in him and he stepped in front of her, entering the room. The sheets on the bed were crumpled, bureau drawers were spread across the floor and her clothes were tossed about. 

****
BLURB: 
Summer vacation and the Fourth of July brings Ella to New Hampshire while participating in a tennis competition. Logan is an innkeeper's son who bumps into Ella and invites her for an ice cream. Attraction flares and they enjoy spending time together, but each has their own plans for their life. Then disaster strikes Ella. Can a summer attraction truly become a lasting relationship?


****

Reviews for Arrow Through The Heart:

"A sweet novella about falling in love." 5 Stars, Maggie Toussaint, Amazon Reader

"A well written, face paced novella." 5 Stars, Reader Forever, Amazon Reader 

"An enjoyable read with love and loyality thrown into the mix." B. Norris, Amazon Reader



BUY LINKS: 
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00TJH0UT6

BARNES & NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arrow-through-the-heart-stephanie-burkhart/1121218765?ean=2940046574821

SMASHWORDS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/518986

KOBO:
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/arrow-through-the-heart-1

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FACEBOOK: 
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Book Review Friday: Wish for the Moon, western romance by Celia Yeary



Book Review: Wish for the Moon
Written by: Celia Yeary
Prairie Rose Publications
ISBN: 978-1507625637
Available as an ebook

5 Stars

Full of romance and adventure!

One never knows the twists and turns life takes, and certainly Max Laundry is on a bumpy ride. After witnessing a murder in a Texas coalmine, he runs away only to discover the McGinnis farm. Will the kindness of strangers give Max the strength he needs to go forward?

Max meets Annie McGinnis, a young, impressionable girl torn between her dreams and her family's hard working, honest-to-the-bone ethic. Annie yearns for something more out of life, but is uncertain which way to go. When Max is accused of murder, Annie and her brother, Clifford, help to defend his innocence. This incident puts events in motion that will define Max and Annie's future paths.

Yeary pens a slow-burn, sweet, western romance full of angst and tenderness. The novel is set in Texas, 1901. Yeary's portrayal of the west is real and honest, depicting the hardships many settlers endured.

Yeary's rich characterization is the best part of the novel. Max isn't perfect. Along with Annie, they both make honest mistakes and "safe" choices, yet it's the promise of the unsafe choice that lingers with them. Dare they forge their futures uncertain of what lies ahead? These are issues modern readers can connect with and take to heart.


This is a sweet romance novel with Max and Annie sharing no more than a kiss or two, yet it's the emotional content that makes their romance feel just right. "Wish for the Moon," is a great heartwarming story. I highly recommend this book.

Amazon Buy Link:  http://amzn.com/B00SM09DSK

Smashwords Buy Link:http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/514755

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent summer romance: Arrow Through the Heart #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my sweet contemporary romance, Arrow Through The Heart. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Ella helps Logan decorate for the holiday. 

*****
Ella helped Logan tie on the patriotic balls and they recovered the ladder, putting it away in the shed. When they finished, they sat on the shaded porch and sipped on his mom's lemonade. Ella didn't complain once. 
He wiped his brow with a napkin, "I'm pooped."
"You worked hard," she said.
"So did you, thank you."

"It was fun. The fourth has always been one of my favorite holidays,"she replied.

****
BLURB: 
Summer vacation and the Fourth of July brings Ella to New Hampshire while participating in a tennis competition. Logan is an innkeeper's son who bumps into Ella and invites her for an ice cream. Attraction flares and they enjoy spending time together, but each has their own plans for their life. Then disaster strikes Ella. Can a summer attraction truly become a lasting relationship?


****

Reviews for Arrow Through The Heart:

"A sweet novella about falling in love." 5 Stars, Maggie Toussaint, Amazon Reader

"A well written, face paced novella." 5 Stars, Reader Forever, Amazon Reader 

"An enjoyable read with love and loyality thrown into the mix." B. Norris, Amazon Reader



BUY LINKS: 
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00TJH0UT6

BARNES & NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arrow-through-the-heart-stephanie-burkhart/1121218765?ean=2940046574821

SMASHWORDS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/518986

KOBO:
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/arrow-through-the-heart-1

FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:
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TWITTER:

FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieBurkhartAuthor

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Friday, June 19, 2015

New Release: Young Witchcraft, 99 cent paranormal romance



BLURB:  

Rachel's secret would have Cotton Mather rolling over in his grave. She's been raised from an early age to use magic for good, despite her temptation to cast a spell against Phil the bully who can't stop teasing her. 

Joe thinks Rachel is cool, especially when she weaves her healing magic spells on him, but he's got his own problems. It's not easy keeping Rachel safe from Phil's constant threats. 

When Phil poisons Rachel, can love and little young witchcraft bring Rachel and Joe together or have years of Phil's bullying ruined their relationship for good? 


ENJOY THIS EXCERPT:
Phil lunged at Rachel, grabbing her wrist. He tugged her toward him and bared his teeth showing off his pronounced incisors.

Fear spiked and raced down her spine. She couldn't allow him to bite her. She'd die. Rachel glanced at Suzie, who cleared her throat, then pursed her lips. Suzie had never supported Rachel, but she could tell Suzie was prepping a spell. Suzie's willingness to stick up for a fellow witch despite their differences gave Rachel the courage she needed.

"Let go of her!" Joe yelled. He rushed toward them from the door and tackled Phil. They sprawled over Anna's table, sending items flying. Rachel stumbled backward into Anna and they landed on the floor.

Phil turned to face Joe, pushing him off. Joe swung, striking Phil in the jaw. Blood splattered. Phil hesitated and brought his hand to his mouth, wiping blood onto his fingers from a cut in his mouth.

"You little freak!" Phil sneered. His eyes flamed. He lunged at Joe, his mouth wide open, bleeding, ready to bite.

"No!" Rachel screamed. She flung out her hands and sent a blast of magic aimed right at Phil. He flung backward striking the bar, but not before his fingernails scrapped the side of Joe's face.

Joe gasped and collapsed.


"Oh, broomsticks, no!" Rachel rushed forward, praying that none of Phil's blood had gotten onto Joe's wounds. She couldn't lose her best friend, her one true love. Glancing at Phil, he lay in a mess unconscious at the bar, Sam next to him.


BUY LINKS:

AMAZON:http://amzn.com/B00YJW0YMO

B&N:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1122051463?ean=2940151946490

SMASHWORDS:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/546938

KOBO:https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/young-witchcraft

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent summer romance: Arrow Through The Heart #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my sweet contemporary romance, Arrow Through The Heart. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Ella meets Logan's parents.

*****
Logan approached his parents. "Mom, Dad, this is Ella. She's in town for the tennis tournament. Ella, my parents, Julie and Sam Donovan."
Ella offered her hand and his father stood, returning her hand shake. Logan noticed his father favored his right foot.
"You look familiar," Logan's father said.

"I get confused with Maria Sharipova on occasion."


****
BLURB: 
Summer vacation and the Fourth of July brings Ella to New Hampshire while participating in a tennis competition. Logan is an innkeeper's son who bumps into Ella and invites her for an ice cream. Attraction flares and they enjoy spending time together, but each has their own plans for their life. Then disaster strikes Ella. Can a summer attraction truly become a lasting relationship?


****

Reviews for Arrow Through The Heart:

"A sweet novella about falling in love." 5 Stars, Maggie Toussaint, Amazon Reader

"A well written, face paced novella." 5 Stars, Reader Forever, Amazon Reader 

"An enjoyable read with love and loyality thrown into the mix." B. Norris, Amazon Reader



BUY LINKS: 
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00TJH0UT6

BARNES & NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arrow-through-the-heart-stephanie-burkhart/1121218765?ean=2940046574821

SMASHWORDS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/518986

KOBO:
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/arrow-through-the-heart-1

FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:
WEBSITE:

TWITTER:

FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieBurkhartAuthor

GOOD READS:

YOU TUBE CHANNEL:
http://www.youtube.com/user/botrina?feature=mhee
PINTEREST:

http://pinterest.com/sgburkhart/