Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Finds: Paranormally Delicious Reads

On this week's Friday Finds, I'm featuring a new to me author who I think you'll enjoy, also a classic paranormal romance from one of my all time favorite authors, Eugenia Riley. It's one of my favorite books by her as well and is one of my top 100 books of all time you should read, and for only .99¢ now, grab it before the sale ends. 


THE STORM AND THE DARKNESS
By Sarah M. Cradit


Genre: Paranormal Romance
Only .99¢ (Sale ends August 30!)

Ana Deschanel has made a terrible mistake. The only chance of protecting the other people involved is to flee New Orleans, the only home she has ever known, for the quiet solitude of Summer Island.

Summer Island, Maine (population 202) is not the tranquil escape Ana imagined. The locals are distant and cold, especially her neighbor, the reclusive veterinarian Jonathan St. Andrews. Her only lifeline is the kind but odd caretaker Alex Whitman. Showing up at all the right moments, he warns her she is completely unprepared for a Maine winter. As the first winter storm approaches to whispers of an island shutdown- Ana realizes that she may soon be cut off from the rest of the world.

After a surprising encounter with Jonathan’s brother, Finn, Ana finds herself braving the storm to return something to him. Unprepared for the Maine storm, she slips and falls onto the jagged rocks along the shore. The St. Andrews brothers find her in the nick of time, but she remains unconscious. As the storm worsens, the St. Andrews brothers learn there are other, more sinister forces at work closer than they ever imagined.

With no help from the outside world, they must find a way to protect themselves from both the storm, and the growing darkness that looms across the island.

AMAZON: http://amzn.to/VPSXvF
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-storm-and-the-darkness-sarah-m-cradit/1115922678
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-storm-and-the-darkness/id832897889
KOBO: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-storm-and-the-darkness

You can find Sarah on Twitter: @thewritersarah


Phantom in Time
By Eugenia Riley


Genre: Paranormal Romance
Only .99¢ (Sale ends Sept. 3!)

SEDUCED ACROSS TIME . . . BY THE PHANTOM!!

Murdered in his prime in 1896, the sexy, mysterious ghost of renowned tenor Jacques LeFevre haunts the spooky old St. Charles Opera House in New Orleans. Jacques’s lusty spirit still searches for the woman of his dreams, the diva with whom he can share life and the opera. When lovely Bella De La Rosa joins the modern-day theater troupe as a chorus girl, the phantom knows he has found his mate, and soon Jacques’s ghost lures beautiful Bella back in time to meet him as a real man . . .

Bella De La Rosa is destined to become a world-class singer, but devastating stage fright has consigned her to the chorus line. Then the phantom’s haunting voice calls to her . . . and she is seduced back in time to meet the real Jacques! Even as Bella reels at her apparent journey through time, the amorous rogue shamelessly pursues her—and, it seems, everything else in a skirt! Though equally intrigued by him, Bella is dismayed to find Jacques on a self-destructive path, inciting numerous jealousies among the theater troupe. In order to reform Jacques and save him from certain death, Bella must overcome all her fears and give herself to him in passion and in song . . . or he will forever become her phantom in time.

PHANTOM IN TIME is must a read for Eugenia Riley fans, a fun, sexy, and intriguing treatment of the “Phantom of the Opera” theme. PHANTOM IN TIME is a full-length time-travel romance of approximately 105,000 words.


AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1q8cAuV
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/phantom-in-time-eugenia-riley/1000413087
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/380563

Ms. Riley's website: http://www.eugeniariley.com/


Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Finds Sizzlers

Check out this week's sexy contemporary romance finds!

Vengeful in Love
By Nadia Lee


Genre: Contemporary Romance
FREE (Grab your copy today!)

This edition contains an expanded and revised ending.

A Hot Sexy Contemporary Romance from Nadia Lee -- featuring a powerful, dominant alpha billionaire hero who falls for his enemies' daughter...

Revenge is sweet...

Self-made billionaire Alex Damon wants his pound of flesh from the people who ripped his family apart. When he discovers his enemies' daughter is working at his company -- and most likely spying for them -- he decides to start his revenge by seducing her.

Natalie Hall is stunned at the personal interest from the CEO of her company. Vulnerable, with an already bruised heart, she wants to avoid any involvement -- but she can't deny the desire he arouses in her.

...but love is sweeter...

What should've been a straightforward eye-for-an-eye starts to unravel as Natalie's unflinching loyalty and kindness begin to thaw Alex's cold intent. But caring for her is unthinkable...since he plans to use everything in his power to ruin her family and everyone else she holds dear.


The Hearts on the Line Series Reading Order


Book 1: Vengeful in Love (Natalie Hall & Alex Damon)

Book 2: Reunited in Love (Kerri Wilson & Ethan Lloyd)

Book 3: Redemption in Love (Amandine Monroe Lloyd & Gavin Lloyd)

Book 4: Sweet in Love (Brooke de Lorenzo & Pete Monroe)

Book 5: Forever in Love (Catherine Fairchild & Blaine Davis)

Book 6: Merry in Love (Meredith Lloyd & Daniel Aylster -- coming winter 2014)

The Pryce Family Series (Hearts on the Line Spin-Off) Reading Order

Book 1: Four Weeks Till Forever (Mark Pryce & Hilary Rosenberg)
 *paperback
Book 2: Untitled (Iain Pryce -- coming winter 2014)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vengeful-Love-Hearts-Line-Book-ebook/dp/B004OA5ZTS
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vengeful-in-love-nadia-lee/1117540711

Visit Nadia's website and learn more about her wonderful series!


Tempting Cameron
By Karen Erickson 


Genre: Contemporary Romance | Lone Pine Lake romance
Only .99¢ For a limited time! 

 The girl next door never looked so good...

For Cameron McKenzie, Chloe Dawson has always just been his younger sister Jane’s best friend—a pesky annoyance who followed him around and acted like he hung the moon. It isn’t until Jane’s wedding to her firefighter beau Chris that Chloe reappears in his life…and she isn’t pesky or annoying anymore.

In fact, the beautiful Chloe tempts him beyond reason. But Cam knows he’s damaged goods—not nearly good enough for Lone Pine Lake’s resident good girl. Chloe’s always dreamed of a future with the dark, brooding Cam, and after they share an explosive kiss, she wonders if her dream could be coming true. Cam’s never stuck around his hometown for long, though, so she makes him an offer: one sweet summer romance with no strings attached.

This good girl’s ready for an adventure…one that just might end up lasting a lifetime.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1sX57RY

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tempting-cameron-karen-erickson/1115290504

Visit Karen's website: http://karenwritesromance.com/

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Finds: Ropes, Spurs & More

The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire
By Cora Seton


Genre: Contemporary Romance | Cowboy/Cowgirl
FREE (until August 31, 2014)

Bella Chatham will lose everything - her veterinary practice, her animal shelter, and even her home - if she can't find another source of income, fast. So when her best friend signs her up for the hot new reality television show, Can You Beat a Billionaire, Bella accepts the challenge and hopes against hope she can win the ten million dollar prize. If she doesn't, it's bye-bye pet clinic and shelter, bye-bye Chance Creek, Montana, and hello to marriage to the billionaire for a year!

Evan Mortimer, billionaire, can't believe he's reduced to competing in a television contest to win a wife. Unfortunately, it's the only foolproof way to secure his position as head of Mortimer Innovations. At least he'll be able to dump his "spouse" at the end of the year; he's much too busy to be tied down to a country bumpkin cowgirl.

Bella doesn't expect her adversary to be handsome - or funny, or compassionate - but Evan's all three, and he's proving a tough competitor, too. When they end up sharing a tent - and a sleeping-bag - her body betrays her with a longing so deep it cuts her to the core. Still, this cowgirl must stay strong. If Evan uncovers her secret fears, he'll use them to win the contest - and then he'll own her for a year. She'll be out of luck, out of cash, and stuck being Mrs. Mortimer until he kicks her to the curb. Too bad she can't decide which is worse - winning the show and losing Evan forever, or losing the show and only being his temporary wife.

Evan can't believe he's falling for the one woman who doesn't want him. This cowgirl's not impressed by his money, his name, or his inability to sleep in a tent with her for an entire night, but every look and touch she gives him sends his desire through the roof. With a director determined to use his claustrophobia to make him look like a fool, and an adversary so sexy he can hardly see straight, he'll need all his savvy to come out on top. Too bad he's going to lose no matter how this show turns out. If he beats Bella, he'll destroy the first woman he's ever loved. If he doesn't beat her, it's bye-bye Mortimer Innovations.

Will either of them remember in time that it's not who wins or who loses - it's how they play the game that really counts?


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cowgirl-Ropes-Billionaire-Cowboys-Chance-ebook/dp/B00GFZRFKM/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cowgirl-ropes-a-billionaire-cora-seton/1117191690

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/368173


Killing Honor 
(Book 1 in the Lucky Thirteen series)
by S.M. Butler

Genre: New Adult | Military Romance
Only .99¢ (For a limited time)

Navy SEAL Brody Battles’ last mission ended with him shot twice. He’s made enemies he’d like to forget ever existed all over the world. He’s more than ready to go home to the family he left behind, but when he returns, he faces sleepless nights, a possible security breach and the fear that his family has moved on without him.

Marrying her childhood sweetheart sounds like a fairy tale dream come true, but not for Devyn. Thanks to his job, her husband has been off on a secret mission for so long, he’s never even seen his daughters in person. But now he’s back, and the fairy tale life is in sight, but Devyn’s not sure the man that returned is the same man who left.

Stitching their broken family back together proves difficult when nightmares and secrets build a wall between them. And while they’re adjusting to being a family again, an enemy waits in the shadows, salivating for the sweet taste of revenge.

This New Adult title includes adult situations and may not be suitable for readers under 18 years.

Reading order of this series:

• Killing Honor, #1
• Wounded Courage, #2
• Dying Commitment, #3

Buy Links:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1nXr2Rb
iBooks: http://sbutler.us/kh-ibooks
Nook: http://sbutler.us/kh-nook
Kobo: http://sbutler.us/kh-kobo


Texas Hearts (Box Set 1–3)
By Lisa Mondello

Genre: Contemporary Romance | Western Romance | Cowboys
Only .99¢ (For a limited time)

NYTimes Bestselling Author Lisa Mondello brings you 3 thrilling western romances with 3 sexy cowboy heroes in 1 Box Set!

TEXAS HEARTS Box Set includes the stories:

HER HEART FOR THE ASKING
Mandy Morgan swore she'd never step foot in Texas again after Beau Gentry left her for life on the rodeo circuit eight years before. But now her uncle's heart is failing and she has to convince him that surgery will save his life. She never dreamed the first thing she'd see when she stepped off the plane would be her biggest nightmare...the one man she'd never stopped loving.

Beau Gentry had the fever for two things: the rodeo and Mandy Morgan. But for Beau, loving Mandy was complicated by his father's vendetta against her uncle. This led him to make the hardest decision of his life and he can still see the bitterness and hurt on Mandy's face. All these years it has killed him to think Mandy had forgotten him and moved as far away as possible from him. But now they're back in Texas, and he's going to do all he can to win back her love.

HIS HEART FOR THE TRUSTING
Ever since Mitch Broader set foot in Texas, he dreamed of owning his own ranch. Now that he's bought a share in the Double T Ranch, he's one step closer to the dream. Then his past greets him in the form of a baby basket, complete with infant and birth certificate naming him as the father. He can't change diapers and work toward his dream at the same time.

When Sara Lightfoot, "Miss Hollywood" in Mitch's eyes, rescues him with her particular knack for handling his precocious son, he hires her on the spot as a temporary nanny. No matter how much Sara's dark eyes and warm heart make this bachelor think of making their arrangement permanent, she's made it perfectly clear she has other plans that don't include him or his dreams.

Sara Lightfoot never thought she'd return to her home on the reservation. Now she plans to reclaim the life she left by going back to the reservation as a Native American storyteller, teaching the Apache children stories of their culture. She didn't expect Mitch Broader's sexy smile or job offer as a live-in nanny to derail those plans. After all she's been through to come home, can she open up her heart once again to love?

THE MORE I SEE
As a top-notch cutting horse trainer, Cody Gentry was riding high until he lost his eyesight after a freak chemical accident. Unable to see the hand in front of his face, never mind the horse or cattle he trained, he knows his life is over and slips deep into depression. His whole future hinges on the success of an eye surgery that could give him his old life back.

When guide dog trainer, Lyssa McElhannon, arrives on his ranch like Florence Nightingale coming to save him, he wants no part of her or her guide dog. But something about Lyssa's musical laugh coupled with her tenacity digs under his skin and won't let go. Having been blind most of her life, Lyssa understands the paralyzing fear Cody feels after losing his vision. But she refuses to let the stubborn cowboy waste his life away sitting in a chair when she knows first-hand that a good guide dog can change his world. She just needs one month to prove it to him.

Falling in love with Cody was not part of Lyssa's plan, nor was having him open her eyes to see that there was a whole lot of living she'd been missing.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vSkLA9
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/texas-hearts-lisa-mondello/1113331636
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/457913

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Winner of the Heart Love Is Ring...

The winner is...

::drumroll please::

Susan W.

Congratulations, Susan! You've won the Love Is heart ring!
My helper will be contacting you, so watch for that email.

It is the participant’s responsibility to check the blog to see if their name is announced as a winner, and contact Cassandra Curtis.com in order to claim the prize. Prizes must be claimed within 30 days of contest winning announcement. If not claimed within 30 days, the prize will either be added to another contest, or a second chance drawing at my discretion. Not responsible for lost/stolen mail.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Finds: Love Is... Contest Fun


Happy Friday Finds! Today I'm featuring the awesome anthology, Love Is. For only .99¢ you get 40 stories of love, sweet to spicy to sexy to omg he did what? lol  So there is something for all romance preferences. Contemporary, Sci-fi/ Fantasy, and Historical. Heroes to make you swoon and heroines to cheer on as they get their man and their man gets them. *waggles eyebrows*

Love is... is now available on all vendors! Grab your copy now. Only 99 cents and all proceeds go to the literacy charity, Reach Out And Read.

 ~ Read on for a snippet excerpt from my short story in the anthology.

WHEN EVA GETS EVEN
by Cass Curtis

Excerpt, © 2014, Cass Curtis

(Eva's side of the story)
 
Eva didn’t need a private detective. She could tail her clueless boyfriend easily enough by following the slime trail. Yeah, not fair, but then she wasn’t in the mood. Kevin had really screwed up when he’d asked her to help him find his car keys.
Oh, she’d found them all right. Inside the pocket of his jacket, along with a receipt from Reckless Risqué, the lingerie company that put the extra in marital and the va-va vroom in the bedroom.
It didn’t make sense, at least not at first. Why would Kevin buy something there? With her birthday months away, she didn’t expect he’d remember. The man personified absentmindedness. Likewise, he misunderstood the social niceties of life or at least appeared to. Then there was the simple fact that Reckless Risqué only went up to a size twelve. The fancy scrap of lace and satin wasn’t for her.
Which left the big question. If it wasn’t for her, then who?
The guy had forgotten their special date night twice because he was just too busy, but he could find time to buy sexy lingerie for some other woman. A horrible thought occurred to her—what if she was the girlfriend on the sly and the present was for his wife? She’d seen lots of made-for-TV movies and knew there were men who had more than one family and neither knew the other existed.
Such a crazy thought wouldn’t have crossed her mind a week ago. Love equaled trust and vice versa, or so she’d always imagined. Except trust flew out the window when you’ve found a receipt from Reckless Risqué in your man’s coat pocket.


(Kevin's side of the story)

Kendra wasn’t answering her phone and she wasn’t home. Kevin hadn’t planned on spending part of his day chasing after his baby sister, the five-fingered discount shopper. But this morning he’d opened his trunk to get something out and saw the RR bag. He’d completely forgotten about it.
Kevin knew he couldn’t pass it off as something he’d bought for Eva; anything that fit his beanpole of a sister wouldn’t fit his beautiful curvy girl. And he doubted they’d take a return and refund his money, not that he planned to try. The mere idea made him uncomfortable.
The last thing he needed was Eva accidentally finding the damn thing and getting the wrong impression.
For once in his life, he had something good and he wasn’t going to let anything or anyone jeopardize it.

!!!CONTEST TIME!!!

To celebrate the anthology here on When Midnight Comes, I'm giving away a symbol of love and friendship, a lovely little heart ring.

As you can see, it's a size 7 (non adjustable). If you scroll down you'll see it can be worn as a pinkie ring (for those of us who have hands that swell (wait til you're over 50 and you'll see what I mean, lol) or can fit the ring finger. The tiny gems are "man-made" rubies and the ring is silver electroplated.

If you'd like to win this cute little "Love Is" ring, comment on my post here and either tell me your favorite story so far in the anthology (if you've bought it), and if you haven't bought it yet, tell me how you found out about the anthology (Twitter, Facebook,  friend, one of the authors, etc).

A winner will be drawn at random on Monday, August 11, 2014. Contest ends midnight, Sunday, August 10th.
Good Luck!

Must be 18+ to enter. The odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. Contest void where prohibited by law. It is the participant’s responsibility to check the blog to see if their name is announced as a winner, and contact Cassandra Curtis.com in order to claim the prize. Prizes must be claimed within 30 days of contest winning announcement. If not claimed within 30 days, the prize will either be added to another contest, or a second chance drawing at my discretion. Not responsible for lost/stolen mail.