Whirlwind Romance

A rush of emotion dropped a veil over all but the tiny world of the two people in seats 11A and 11B, in a jet plane floating somewhere over the Atlantic, in a still moment in time.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Welcome Kara Leigh Miller and Sharon Kleve!

Sweet 'n Steamy Blog Tour


You get a two-fer today with excerpts from Kara Leigh Miller’s hot full-length romance Jilted and also Sharon Kleve’s sweet Christmas story Halo’s Wish
HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

First we get a taste of Kara Leigh Miller’s  Jilted


Publisher: Books to Go Now (released 9/15/2013)
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Length: 49K; Heat Rating: Hot

The Story:
Amy and Brett have been friends since they were kids; and their friendship has withstood the test of time. But can it withstand Brett's fiancée, Vanessa?

Brett Hudson has often wondered what it would be like to be more than Amy's friend, but when he's chosen as the newest professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, he meets Vanessa, one of the shows costume designers and it's a whirlwind romance that ends in a wedding proposal. As the big day draws closer, Brett begins to think that marrying Vanessa might be a bad idea. She wants him to give up Amy. Completely. Will he give up his best friend for the woman he's supposed to marry?

Amy King is heartbroken to learn that Brett is marrying another woman. But, when Brett is jilted at the altar, he begs Amy to go on his honeymoon with him. A week on a tropical island with her best friend, the man she's fantasized about for years is a dream come true for Amy. But when Brett suggests crossing the line from friends to lovers, Amy is reluctant. Will she risk years of friendship for one night of passion?

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Excerpt (PG):
"It's because you go for the wrong type of guy," Brett said matter-of-factly, pouring a third shot down his throat. "Those muscle bound jocks are all bark and no bite. They look good on the outside, but they're a mess on the inside."
            Amy threw a piece of ice at him and laughed. "And the goody two shoes, school teacher types you date are much better?"
            "Nope." He grinned. "Which is why we're both still single."
            She sighed. "Yeah, so much for my dream of having kids."
            "You're young. I'm sure you'll find someone." He drank his last shot and chased it with his beer.
            "I'm thirty, Brett. By the time I find a man, date him, and get married, I'll be an old hag with no viable eggs."
            The thought of Amy finding a man to marry and have kids with didn't sit well with him. He couldn't stomach the thought of losing her. "I'll tell you what." He leaned across the table and pointed at her. "Three years from now, if neither of us are married, I'll marry you and give you as many babies as you want." Brett's words were slurred. Yup. He was definitely drunk. He wouldn't have made that proposition otherwise.
            "Yeah right." Amy rolled her eyes. "You and me? That would be like fucking my brother. Thanks, but no thanks."
            He flinched at her words. "You think of me as your brother?" That bothered him a lot more than it should, especially considering he'd never once thought of her as a sister.
            She shrugged. "We're best friends. How else would I think of you?" Amy glanced away, and then set her gaze on him again. "Why? How do you think of me?"
            Oh shit! He hadn't expected the conversation to backfire on him like that. What was he supposed to tell her? That he thought of her as a best friend that he wanted to fuck? No, he definitely couldn't tell her that. "As a friend, I guess. I don't know. It's not like I sit around and think about how I should think of you. You're Amy."
            "And you're drunk."
            "Maybe a little." He grinned. "So, do we have a deal or what?"

Kara’s Biography:
Kara is a multi-published romance author who dabbles in young adult, new adult, paranormal, and contemporary romances. However, her genre of choice will always be erotic romance. She's a member of the CNY Writers Haven and the Romance Writers of America. Writing is her passion and she loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with her fellow authors and her fans.

Today, Kara resides in upstate New York with her husband, five kids, three cats, and two dogs. When she's not reading or writing, she's spending time with her family and friends.
Nothing excites Kara more than hearing from her fans. So, send her a note. She'll go total fan girl over it!

Kara would love to hear from you:

Second but not least, is Sharon Kleve’s Halo’s Wish
Publisher: Books to Go Now (released 9/15/2013)
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Christmas Romance
Length: 11K; Heat Rating: Sweet

The Story:
Halo Ann Carlyle wishes for a home, family, and a boat-load of pets. What she gets is a bruised hip, a lump on the head, a broken ankle, and her new yellow Honda Civic is demolished.

Rich McFarland, a sexy veterinarian, keeps showing up in the most unexpected places, promising everything she's ever wanted.

Halo believes she only has time to pursue her career as a pet detective and must ignore her growing attraction to achieve her dreams.

Will Halo trust her heart, and find a way to get both for Christmas?

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Excerpt (G)
She'd just placed another call through to Pemsky's office, which went straight to his voicemail, when the office door opened. Halo smiled and looked up into dreamy, gold-flecked green eyes, short sandy brown hair, a slight cleft chin, and full lips set in a hard line. Even with the stern look he had on his face, my hormones jumped into overdrive.
Mr. Dreamy cleared his throat—she must've been staring. In her most professional voice she said, "Good morning. How may I help you?"
He removed a piece of paper from his shirt pocket and unfolded the sheet.
"I was parked in front of the Beacon Hill Ale House and my driver's side mirror was sideswiped by one of Pemsky's Security's SUV's Friday night."
Halo loved the Beacon Hill Ale House. Every Saturday night the Ale House allowed local bands to jam together. That's where she'd met her last loser boyfriend. She'd had a lot of loser boyfriends. She's currently on a hiatus from dating, but she wouldn't mind jumping back into the dating game for this dream-boat.
He handed her the piece of paper.
"I wasn't able to get a look at the driver, but I got the license plate number of the vehicle that hit my car and drove away."
He emphasized the last part.
"I'm very sorry about your car. I'm sure Mr. Pemsky will be happy to cover the damage." Halo checked the company log and Pemsky's name popped up as the driver—she gulped.

Sharon’s Biography:
Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

Sharon is a writer of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.

One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.

Sharon looks forward to hearing from you:


Rafflecopter Giveaway Info:
Prizes:
  • One (1) Winner will receive a $25 gift card to a book seller of their choice
  • One (1) Winner will receive Kara Leigh Miller's complete backlist, which includes five novellas and two full-length books
  • One (1) Winner will receive Sharon Kleve's complete backlist, which includes six books
  • Three (3) Winners will receive a signed paperback copy of Kara Leigh Miller's, Death of a Waterfall
  • Three (3) Winners will receive a signed paperback copy of Sharon Kleve's, Love Crazed
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You can find all the blog stops for Sweet n’ Steamy Romance Blog Tour here: http://authorsharonkleve.blogspot.com/

Saturday, September 14, 2013

"A very well written book"

I could not be more excited! Mai Tais and Mayhem: Murder at Mote Marine (a Sarasota Romance) received four stars and a wonderful review from MR Reviews. Here’s what the reviewer says: “I enjoyed the fact Mai Tais and Mayhem is not just a typical cozy mystery but is a very well written book that has some interesting and unexpected twists in the plotline that enhances the reading experience.” She calls my heroine Tessa Diamond "a delightful amateur sleuth." 
You can read the whole review here:

Monday, September 9, 2013

.Tease Us Thursdays

Join me and other wonderful authors today at Ella Jade's Tease Us Thursday segment. I’ll introduce you to the cast of characters in my romance Lapses of Memory. Check it out here:
http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com/2013/09/tease-us-thursday-teaseusthursday.html

Friday, September 6, 2013

My Fourth Five-Star Review for Lapses of Memory

Yay! MR Reviews gives Lapses of Memory FIVE STARS—that makes FOUR five-star reviews out of four reviews. In Lapses of Memory, two people meet every few years as both their love and flight technology evolves. The principle romance—between two journalists as they compete for scoops in international hot spots—is intertwined with that of their daughter’s present-day predicament—having to choose between a reserved American and a dashing Frenchman.
Here’s what the reviewer says:

“The two love stories are woven delightfully with one another, and I loved the way the story unfolded through Sydney’s Technicolor memories. Great read, and would love to see more by Spencer.” 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Lapses of Memory Now in Print!

Great news! For those of you who must have the feel of slowly boiled wood pulp between your fingers, Lapses of Memory is now available in print . Here are the buy links:
http://www.amazon.com/Lapses-Memory-M-S-Spencer/dp/1618858564/
or go to Secret Cravings and click on Buy Print Book here:
http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=595