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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Snippet Sunday: 99 cents 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:      Logan is curious about Ella.

*****

"Welcome to Wolfeboro." He gestured toward the water. "What brings you here?"

She stuffed the brochure into her purse. "A little bit of work and a mini vacation. How did you know I'm not from here?"

"I grew up in this town. Besides, Wolfeboro is the oldest summer resort in New England, and the Fourth of July is just a couple of days away," his affable grin warmed her heart. 

****
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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Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Review Friday: Big Ten Ones by Janet Evanovich

 Book Review for: Big Ten Ones
Written by: Janet Evanovich
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 0-312-28972-3
Available in print and as an ebook
4 Stars

Full of Nail-Biting Suspense!

Stephanie Plum is wanted by a gang in “Big Ten Ones.” When Stephanie and Lula witness a robbery, Stephanie gets a good look at the suspect. He’s a “Slayer,” a gang member from the wrong side of town. When she goes into Slayerland looking for him, she causes more trouble for herself. The gang imports a hit man named “Junkman” to go after her.

Stephanie doesn’t feel safe – even at Morelli’s. With Ranger out of town, she hides out in his apartment, but it’s only a matter of time before the gang catches up to her – at her sister’s wedding shower. Can Stephanie outwit the Slayers with Ranger and Morelli’s help?

Evanovich’s writing is crisp and witty. She finds a good balance between the adventure of Stephanie’s run-ins with the Slayer gang and her family life as Valerie, her sister, plans to get married.

The supporting cast is as strong as ever. Lula tags along with Stephanie and Sally Sweet is back driving a school bus. There were several occasions that made me laugh and bite my nails.


“Big Ten Ones” is a cozy mystery infused with a little bit of everything – humor, suspense, family, friends and anxiety. There are several unexpected turns and the ending is heart pounding. This story is a great installment in the Stephanie Plum series and I highly recommend it.

Question for you: What's your favorite Stephanie Plum character? 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent contemporary 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.

*****

He walked around to her side so she could see him. "I'm Logan Donovan."

Ella's breath jammed in her throat. Logan's wide smile and kind sky-blue eyes sparkled in the sun. Tall, broad-chested, and well muscled, his stance radiated confidence. Men rarely snuck up on her, only Logan had.

"Are you all right?" 

Ella cleared her throat, "Sorry, I'm Ella Perchekov." 

****
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 



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: 
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent contemporary 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 is startled.

*****

Ella gnawed on her lower lip. Could she steady herself enough on water skis to allow the parachute to lift her? She stared at the parasailing brochure. The man on the front made it look easy, but if it was one thing she learned about life, it was that nothing came easy.

"Hey, you want to try it?" The deep, masculine voice startled Ella. She placed her hand over her chest to steady her heart.

"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to frighten you." 

****
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 



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/

Monday, May 4, 2015

Goddess Fish Super Book Blast: Way to Go by Mandy Colton #goddessfishtours



WAY TO GO
by Mandy Colton

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BLURB:

Veronica Lane works in the travel industry in her dream job when she experiences a hellish travel day ending in the loss of her job and stranded far from home. To make the situation even worse, she drowns her sorrows in the hotel bar, and wakes the next morning to a big surprise.

Gathering up the remains of her dignity along with her travel bags, she returns to her hometown in Peachtree City, Georgia. A community similar to a progressive Mayberry, except with golf cart paths and carts. A lot of them. Her family is kooky. The parents are sexually free and liberal, her brother is a golf cart cop with more good looks and brawn than brains. Her grandparents, one from each side, live in the same retirement community and maintain a constant battle while entertaining the other senior citizens. The Grandmother on her dad's side is stuck in the 1960’s, and the Grandfather on her mother's side served in WWII and thinks that the Japanese are still trying to kill him.

She calls inquiring about a job in the newspaper, a group escort for a small tour company in Atlanta. She is hired immediately and leaves the next day with her first group to Jamaica. First, she meets a handsome pilot with the charter airline they use, and then there is one unusual group participant that doesn’t seem to belong. He leaves the group for periods of time and when things happen, he uses MacGyver like skills to get them out of the situations. She is aggravated and knows something is fishy and the bad thing is, the man is very charismatic and she’s not just a little attracted to him.

Upon their return, she finds out that the man is friends with her rather unconventional boss and after a second unusual group excursion to Puerto Rico; she knows for sure that the little tour company in Atlanta is not really what it seems on the outside. When the truth is revealed, she finds herself unintentionally dropped into a new career that she can't exactly add to her resume. 

Veronica finds herself in uncomfortable and hilarious situations, surrounded by crazy tour participants, family, friends, neighbors, and pets. After a long dry spell, she finds that there is suddenly an overabundance of romance, drama, and intrigue in her life. Her life is now a sometimes very bumpy, yet exciting ride.

ENJOY THIS EXCERPT

“Hey, guys. What’s up? Is the bar not open?”

The two elderly ladies in the group walked up next to me. The one named Zelda said, “Well, ain’t that a peculiar-lookin’ bathin’ suit on that man. Looks almost nude.”

Then the man turned around, and I gasped.

Zelda’s travel companion, Ruby, craned her neck, blinked a couple of times, and said, “Zelda, is that what I think it is?”

“Yup, I’m bettin’ my tummy tuck it is. From here, it don’t hardly look like one. Wouldn’t think he’d want the whole world to know God gave him a dinky one like that.”

O-mi-god! He wasn’t the only one like…that at the beach bar. And they were mostly middle-aged or older. Oh, my poor eyes. 

When I was finally able to speak, I squeaked out, “Excuse me, folks. I have to go check something out. Be right back.”

I heard a snigger behind me, and I didn’t have to guess who it came from. I ran past Chuckles to the front desk and asked for the manager again. I had a little trouble getting my breath and was beginning to hyperventilate, so I reached down, grabbed my knees, and stuck my head between my legs. At least blue would be a new color for my face today. Shit!
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Mandy Colton is from Louisville, KY, and lives a very quiet life with her husband and teenage son. She’s a fan of romance, fun adventure stories, and some occasional sci-fi or paranormal thrown in. Veronica Lane and the idea for her adventures came from her own experiences and career working in the travel industry. 

She claims that working in the travel business could be horribly stressful but was equally laugh-out-loud funny at times. She enjoyed many priceless and comical experiences with groups, friends, and peers. Even her clients shared humorous adventures of their own. Her opinion is that there just are no better stories than those that involve true life. 

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Snippet Sunday: 2.99 steampunk romance: Victorian Scoundrel #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my steampunk romance, Victorian Scoundrel. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Alice Windsor, a Princess of York in 2011, time travels back to Victorian England, 1851, to follow her cousin, Edmund of Wales. Edmund however, has left Alice to her own devices, so she's made her way to Buckingham Palace in the hopes of finding him.  On the way, confronts two gentleman near the palace. This snippet picks up where last week left off. 

*****

"And you may call me Prime Minister."


A look of befuddlement crossed Alice's face. "Prime Minister?"

Grayson's companion, Sir John Russell, crossed his arms. He was just as tall as Grayson with salt and pepper hair around the temples and weary brown eyes, made so by the exertion of day-to-day politics.
"Yes, I'm the prime minister and this is Earl Swinton. Why are you here at the palace?"

Alice paused, pursing her lips, and tried to quickly think of an explanation. 
****

This snippet has been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. 


"Victorian Scoundrel" is the first book in the Windsor Diaries series. It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her mischief-making cousin, Edmund of Wales, back to 1851 where Prince Albert is hosting Britain's Great Exhibition. 


Alice soon finds herself over her head in trouble. Edmund is determined to help Prince Albert build a dirigible and the prime minister appears intent in preventing her from stopping Edmund. Alice knows it's too early for the massive flying machine to take to the air. Complicating matters is the passionate Grayson Kentfield, Earl of Swinton. Alice can't stop her pulse from pounding when she's near him. 
Can Alice give her heart to a man from the past while working to stop Edmund from changing history? 

****

Reviews for Victorian Scoundrel:

Winner: BRONZE 2012 Reader's Favorite Contest, Romance: History


2011 Hope Chest Reviews Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance Series

2012 Romance of the Year, Deep in the Heart of Romance

BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IUYj2d7ZeY

5 Stars, Reader's Favorites, Molly E.
"I highly recommend this book."

4 Stars, Long & Short Reviews, Larkspur
It’s the perfect romance if you love the proper etiquette of the Victorian era mixed with the fantasy of time travel. This is the first in this new series and I’m excited to read the next episode." 

4.5 Stars, Hope Chest Reviews
Victorian Scoundrel was a nice easy read, but sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered. 

BUY LINKS: 
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B0058UG9Q6

BARNES & NOBLE NOOK: 
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-windsor-diaries-book-one-stephanie-burkhart/1104099940?ean=2940012813824&itm=1&usri=victorian%2bscoundrel

ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS:
http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thewindsordiariesbookonevictorianscoundrel-571272-141.html

PUBLISHER'S BUY LINK:
http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-183/Stephanie-Burkhart-Victorian-Scoundrel/Detail.bok

KOBO:



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