Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Finds: Mysteries So Cozy

Can't get your hands on enough cozy mysteries to whet your appetite? Check out these ebooks that are simply to die for...

By Emily Kimelman

Genre: Mystery

FREE (Sale ends March 31, 2014)

UNLEASHED is the first book in Emily Kimelman's best selling Sydney Rye series of mysteries.

Joy Humbolt doesn't like people telling her what to do, so it comes as no surprise that she was just fired from her last job. When she buys Charlene Miller's dog-walking business on Manhattan's exclusive upper east side, it seems like the perfect fit: Quiet environment, minimal contact with people.

But then one of her clients turns up dead, and Charlene disappears. Rumors say Charlene was having an affair with the victim--and of course, everyone assumes Joy must know where she is. Joy begins to look into the crime, first out of curiosity then out of anger when there is another murder and threats start to come her way.

When police detective Mulberry is assigned to the case, Joy finds a kindred spirit—cynical and none-too-fond of the human race. As they dig deep into the secrets of Manhattan's elite, they not only get closer to the killer but also to a point of no return. One last murder sends Joy Humbolt hurtling over the edge. Her only chance of survival is to become Sydney Rye.



Boxed Set of Cozy! 
Mystery Spring Fling
Various Authors

10 novels of mystery and laughter, for just $0.99!!, including CALAMITY JAYNE by Kathleen Bacus, QUEENIE BABY: ON ASSIGNMENT by Christina A. Burke, GEMINI MOON by Maria Grazia Swan, 'SCUSE ME WHILE I KILL THIS GUY by Leslie Langtry, LIMONCELLO YELLOW by Traci Andrighetti, FASHION, LIES, AND MURDER by Sibel Hodge, THE TELL-TALE CON by Aimee Gilchrist, I SPY DEAD PEOPLE by Jennifer Fischetto, LUCK BE A LADY by Gemma Halliday & T.Sue Versteeg, and THE CHRISTMAS CURSE by Wendy Byrne.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Special Presentation: Spring Fling Boxed Set

The Mystery Spring Fling 

boxed set!

10 novels of mystery and laughter, for just $0.99!!, including CALAMITY JAYNE by Kathleen Bacus, QUEENIE BABY: ON ASSIGNMENT by Christina A. Burke, GEMINI MOON by Maria Grazia Swan, 'SCUSE ME WHILE I KILL THIS GUY by Leslie Langtry, LIMONCELLO YELLOW by Traci Andrighetti, FASHION, LIES, AND MURDER by Sibel Hodge, THE TELL-TALE CON by Aimee Gilchrist, I SPY DEAD PEOPLE by Jennifer Fischetto, LUCK BE A LADY by Gemma Halliday & T.Sue Versteeg, and THE CHRISTMAS CURSE by Wendy Byrne.
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And don't forget to nominate your local library to receive all the proceeds from this book!

FREE money for your library!

ALL of the proceeds from our limited time Mystery Spring Fling boxed set will go to one worthy library. This money can be used any way the library likes: to purchase books, bolster any of their current programs, or create new ones!

How to Nominate Your Library:

1. your name
2. your library's name
3. your library's address
4. 1-2 sentences about why your library should be nominated

That's it!
Deadline to Nominate your library: March 31, 2014
A list of all nominated libraries will be published on Gemma's website on April 1, along with a poll to vote for your favorite nominated library. So be sure to check back then, vote for your library, and spread the word to all of your friends, family, and fellow library patrons to vote as well!
The library with the most votes at the end of the voting period will receive ALL proceeds from the sale of the Mystery Spring Fling ebook!
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Finds: Do You Believe In Alpha Love?

Genre: Multiple (Boxed Set)
Only .99¢ until 3/31/14
He makes your heart pound and melts your resistance away. He promises you a world of passion and you find it impossible to resist his dark charm. When he catches your eye across the room, you know he means business.

He could be an executive, cop, shape shifter, or a bad boy looking for a little fun. Once he has you in his sights, you can't get away--and after one sizzling night in his arms, you won't want to. He's Tall, Dark & Alpha. The alpha male is the ultimate indulgence...the richest dark chocolate...and we're offering him to you in abundance.

Delve into the sensual worlds of award-winning authors and immerse yourself in the alpha male experience.

By Miranda Kavi

Genre:  Paranormal Erotic Romance

FREE (Sale ends 3/31/14)

I can fly.
I have to keep it a secret.

Everything was fine, until I met him.

I can't stay away...

Aurora Lockette has a supernatural ability she hides from the world. Gavyn Dhaval is a newly famous actor that shies away from the spotlight. When Aurora and Gavyn literally collide in a fender bender on her first day of law school, they are irresistibly drawn to each other.

When Aurora's secret is revealed, she has no choice but to abandon Gavyn to go into hiding to escape the media frenzy. A secret society of gifted humans contacts her to warn of dark forces that seek to destroy her and everyone she loves.

Aurora must try to understand who and what she is while she fights to protect herself and her loved ones from a hidden, sinister force.




Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ireland. A place where so many of my childhood stories began. Like many Americans, I have Irish roots. But talk to someone born and raised in Ireland and they probably don't understand the way we Americans focus so much on which percentage of Irish makes up our heritage. To them, we aren't Irish at all. But they are kind enough not to scoff, at least not in front of us. lol

Doesn't matter, because we love them just as much as every blade of grass, every stone, every folktale told (those childhood stories again), and every song in every pub. We dive into our bowl of Irish Stew and think it's the best we've ever had. A part of us comes alive the minute we see our first sunrise along the rocky shores of Loophead, or journey along the Shannon and witness the most beautiful rainbow you'll ever see.

They're right, you know. We're not Irish. We are mutts. But we're proud mutts. I'm just as proud of my 22% Scottish, or my 26% Welsh, or my 4% Cornish, and any other wee percentages I can find. Yeah, we tend to break it down and do the math. lol

When you think about it, we are a bit balmy. I believe the longing to belong somewhere or to something bigger than ourselves is universal. But since the U.S. is made up of mismatched misfits, we may feel it to a larger degree. And so we track our ancestry in an attempt to find our place in the world, the secret place our heart and soul resides.

We buy T-shirts with leprechauns on them, or the more adventurous might skydive dressed as leprechauns! We have grand parades in honor of St. Patrick, and drink green beer to celebrate the day (green lips from "Irish" green dyed beer is not a good look, trust me). And if you're not part Irish, well, no matter, because everyone can be honorary Irish on St. Paddy's Day and celebrate.

To friends and distant family 'across the pond', thanks for putting up with us, your American mutt cousins, for driving us to our hotel because after our fourth true Irish beer, we realized too late that the crappy watered down green beer we'd been drinking all those years here in the states, didn't prepare us for the real thing, and a serious ::faceplant:: was in our future. For rescuing us when we got chased by sheep in a field because we had to get the "perfect" photo on the way to Tipperary. Or getting our foot stuck in between the rocks at the aforementioned Loophead. Or not laughing at us too hard when we fell on our bum, because the fish we caught in Lough Ree wiggled so fast, it slipped off the hook and tried to take a bite out of us. And finally, thank you for your help, patience, and fortitude during the fiasco that I call The Search For A Potty Near The Haunted Ruins. :D (And no matter what you say, I know you also heard those ghosts laughing at me).

You might believe we're daft, but I have a sneaky suspicion that you just might love us back. ;)

May you be well and hearty, and each day bring you happiness and laughter!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Finds: More Than A Feeling

Today's Friday Finds includes two awesome historical romances from two sensational bestselling authors: Heather Graham and Colleen Gleason, and two contemporary ebooks by new-to-me authors: Meadow Taylor and
Samantha Stroh Bailey.
Grab them while you can for only .99¢.

Devil's Mistress
By Heather Graham

Genre: Historical romance

Only .99¢ (sale ends Sunday,  3/16/14)


If there was ever a devil who could lure and seduce the innocent, Lord Sloan Treveryan is that man. Captain of the Sea Hawk and bound to the king’s business, Treveryan may be a lord but he is no gentleman. Yet even he cannot ignore a lady in distress—or the temptation she provides.

Bewitched by Brianna MacCardle’s beauty, Scottish inquisitors have called her the devil’s own. Though Treveryan saves her from the witch-hunter’s clutches, how can she be grateful? He has carried Brianna off to America, claimed her, and taken her innocence. She vows that he will never capture her heart. But against her will she begins to fall in love—while swearing to reap revenge against the arrogant lord who has made her the devil’s mistress.



A Lily on the Heath
By Colleen Gleason

Genre:  Historical romance

Only .99¢ (sale ends Monday, 3/17/14)

An honorable man:
Malcolm de Monde, Lord of Warwick, needs a wife. He reluctantly journeys to the royal court where his plan is simple: find a dutiful woman, gain the king’s approval for his choice and return to Warwick with his chosen lady wedded, bedded, and carrying his heir—all before winter.

An independent woman:
Judith of Kentworth, Royal Falconer and lady-in-waiting, is a woman from Malcolm’s past. Although she is a confidante of the queen, Judith’s beauty and vivacity attract the unwanted attentions of the king. Judith knows it would be treason to deny the king his desires, and yet she wishes only to escape.

A simple plan...
which goes awry when Lord Malcolm encounters Judith, once betrothed to his friend—and a woman who is nothing like the meek wife he seeks…but who may be exactly the type of woman he needs.

An impossible choice:
Malcolm offers Judith a chance to escape her predicament…but can she risk putting her own chivalrous lord in danger with the king?



The Billionaire's Secrets
By Meadow Taylor

Genre: Contemporary romance

Only .99¢ (sale ends 3/22/14)

Love on the Rock…
When Chloe Winters answers an advertisement seeking a private tutor for a six-year-old girl, little does she know it means relocating from metropolitan Boston to an isolated mansion on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Newfoundland. Nor does she realize the little girl's widower father is Gaelan Byrne, a billionaire alpha-male type whose brooding good looks have brought him as much fame as his wealth. But Chloe, shocked by his coldness toward his daughter, vows to remain unmoved by both his fortune and his charisma.

Gaelan Byrne has been dragged to hell and back by women before and is none too happy to discover the matronly retired teacher he hoped to hire turns out to be the beautiful, caring Chloe. But how can he fire her when the daughter he is incapable of loving adores her?

Chloe and Gaelan edge toward one another, and the attraction they feel soon engulfs them with all the intensity of a spring storm. But the secrets Gaelan keeps makes any chance for happiness seem as remote as the windswept cliffs of Newfoundland.



Finding Lucas
By Samantha Stroh Bailey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Only .99¢ (Sale ends 3/17/14)

Can you ever really go back to the past?

After five long years of living with Derek, her former bad-boy-turned-metrosexual boyfriend, Jamie Ross finally reaches her breaking point.

She's had enough of his sneering disdain for her second hand wardrobe, unusual family and low-paying job as the associate producer of Chicago's sleaziest daytime talk show.

When her new boss plans a segment on reuniting lost loves, Jamie remembers Lucas, her first love and the boy she'd lost ten years earlier. Spurred on by her gang of quirky friends, Jamie goes on a hilarious, disastrous and life changing hunt to track Lucas down. But are some loves best left behind?


Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Little Ironies of Life

I think I should write a book and call it The Little Ironies of Life. Because life seems to be made up of little ironies. For instance, I wanted to get something for my sister in Oz (not the prison in the TV show, lol) as a thank you gift, and she loves her coffee and tea, but I know how expensive it is to mail a bag of coffee (I did this once, sent her a coffee gift box sampler) and vowed to never do it again. Spent $25 on the sampler box of coffees, then had to spend $55 on the shipping to get from my house to hers, oy!

I wanted to get her something cute, lightweight, and inexpensive—plus something that said "home" and so I thought, hey how about a little tea caddy holder as a tea bag or spoon rest, and hey—how about if it had thoroughbreds on it? Perfect!  (Yes, I am an Aquarius, and we do tend to get fixated on the strangest things, lol).

So I went online and called around, because surely somewhere locally had a tea bag caddy with horses on it, I mean, this is bluegrass country. After two days of searching, I found it. But you might want to ask where. Because, irony of ironies, I didn't find it here, I found it in—where else—Australia! Yep, the wonderful land of Oz. I have to admit, it's adorable, dishwasher safe, inexpensive, and the owner of the company was happy to ship it directly to my sister.

For once, an irony turns out in my favor. I could get used to this.  ;)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Finds: March ebook specials

Are you having the winter blues? I am. Every time the weather gets over 40 degrees, I think ah ha! Spring is almost here...and then it snows. Grrr. Well, I have one way to beat the winter blues—escaping into an ebook. Whether you go for the sensuous sizzle of a contemporary romance, or would rather get swept away by a magical fantasy, I've got ya covered. Check out these great finds...

About Last Night
By Ruthie Knox

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Only .99¢ (Sale ends 3/9/14)

Sure, opposites attract, but in this sexy, smart, eBook original romance from RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author Ruthie Knox, they positively combust!

When a buttoned-up banker falls for a bad girl, “about last night” is just the beginning.

Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go . . . in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her.

Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family’s banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine—even her name turns him on—with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of fantasies.

When blue blood mixes with bad blood, can a couple that is definitely wrong for each other ever be perfectly right? And with a little luck and a lot of love, can they make last night last a lifetime?



Tamed by You
By Kate Perry
Genre: Contemporary Romance

FREE (Sale ends 3/15/14)

First rule of matchmaking: Don’t fall in love with your client.
Second rule of matchmaking: Don’t fall in love with your client!

Valentine Jones has never been good at following rules, especially the one that matters most: following the family tradition of being a matchmaker. She’s tried, but she happens to suck at it. So when her mother swoops in to help, Valentine is determined to prove she doesn’t need a babysitter.

Enter Ethan “The Predator” Hunter, ex-fighter and all-around hunk. Career on hold because of injury, his sole focus is to get back in the ring. He has no interest in the people–until Valentine sets her matchmaking sights on him.

Suddenly Ethan’s world is filled with nonstop commotion and lessons on attracting women. Only Ethan doesn’t want a random woman. He wants his matchmaker–rules be damned…


Oath of Fealty
By Elizabeth Moon

Genre: Fantasy

Only .99¢ (Sale ends 3/9/14)

Oath of Fealty, book one of Paladin's Legacy, two neighboring realms each get a new king--and both kings face personal danger and social unrest. An estranged daughter must take over her family's realm and send her evil adult relatives to prison--or face a charge of treason. And a former mercenary captain inherits the entire company. Assassinations, conspiracies, brigands, wars and rumors of war...will it never end?

Thanks to Paks’s courage, the long-vanished heir to the half-elven kingdom of Lyonya has been revealed as Kieri Phelan, a formidable mercenary who earned a title—and enemies—in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia, where Prince Mikeli suddenly faces the threat of a coup. Acting swiftly, Mikeli strikes at the powerful family behind the attack: the Verrakaien, magelords steeped in death and evil. Mikeli’s survival—and that of Tsaia—depend on the only Verrakai whose magery is not tainted with innocent blood. Two kings stand at a pivotal point in the history of their worlds. For dark forces are gathering against them, knit in a secret conspiracy more sinister and far more ancient than they can imagine.



Sunday, March 2, 2014

Read An EBook Week March 2-8, 2014

Set up an account at Smashwords (if you haven't already) and take advantage of the deep price cuts this week only as participating authors celebrate Read An E-Book Week, March 2nd - 8th. 

If you like sexy contemporary romances with southern charm or romances with paranormal flair, check out my books and grab them for FREE this week only (with coupon code)! 

Use coupon code YG26X for Compulsion (, 
BL67K for Naughty Little Secrets (, 
and MP68M for When Midnight Comes: Erotic Romance Short Stories Collection 1 

Check out some of the other authors participating in the promo: