Monday, October 5, 2015

The House at Homecoming Cove by author Ginny Baird - #ThisorThat #ContemporaryRomance #Excerpt #Giveaway #MyFamilysHeartTours @ginnybaird


The House at Homecoming Cove

Romantic Ghost Stories by Ginny Baird

by Ginny Baird

PUBLICATION DATE – 10-15-15
PUBLISHER – Winter Wedding Press 
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 60K
GENRE – Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Sweet Romance

COVER ARTIST – Dar Albert



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BOOK SYNOPSIS


From New York Times Bestselling Author GINNY BAIRD
A breathtaking romantic mystery set at the Virginia Eastern Shore...
Seeking out solitude in which to work, New York City music composer Melissa Carter rents a century-old farmhouse on the Virginia Eastern Shore. There, she meets a loner with rugged good looks and smoldering gray eyes, who has long-term ties to the property. When strange things start occurring at the historic home, the handsome groundskeeper comes to her aid, but is Melissa really safer in his arms?
When Stone Thomas meets a pretty northerner with a musical gift, he's immediately drawn to her. He's also determined to protect her from the increasingly odd happenings at the fifty-acre farm where he's employed. Soon, Stone finds himself wondering whether he and beautiful Melissa might share a future. Yet the secrets of Homecoming Cove threaten to drive them apart.



Praise for Ginny Baird Paranormal Ghost Romance 
The Ghost Next Door (A Love Story)
"A fine suspense and you just won't believe how it ends." ~ Barbara Baker
"The twist at the end took me by surprise! Great job to the author!" ~ Melinda Burchett
"Wow...wow...wow!! I did not see that coming." ~ Mary Ann
"This is a mind bender! Very well done!" ~ Sandra D. Griffin


The Light at the End of the Road
"A gripping tale with a hint of paranormal." ~ Dawn Pearson
"New, refreshing twists and turns." ~ Anna Gibson
"Ms. Baird has again exceeded any expectations." ~ Dianna Plano
"Wow. I mean, WOW. This is not your normal romance..." ~ Anita Slaugh

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EXCERPT

Her words came out in a whisper. “Thank you for everything. For coming to my rescue, for…” She was saying goodbye, yet her chin tilted toward his and she took a step closer, her lips barely parted, inviting. She peered up at him and met his gaze with a look that was surprisingly heated, decidedly predatory. There was no mistaking it. Melissa wanted him too. That was all the encouragement Stone needed to take her in his arms and bring his mouth down on hers with a hungry desire that surpassed all expectations.
Melissa gasped with delight and sighed into his kiss. Stone’s empty mug slid from her grasp and landed somewhere on the sofa. Stone pressed his eager body to hers and ran his hands up her back, threading his fingers through her hair. She was glorious, beautiful, her gaze sparking with reciprocal passion. Stone groaned and kissed her again, savoring the taste of her, delighting in the sweetness of her body molded to his, as his blood pumped harder and his heart beat like a kettledrum gone out of control. It was more than a kiss; it was like coming home.
“Stone,” she said breathlessly. He opened his eyes to find his cheeks nestled between her palms.
She looked up at him her face flushed with longing. “I think you’d better go.”
“Yeah,” he said, his pulse pounding. “I’d better go.”
Thunder boomed and rain slapped the windowpanes, while the fire hissed and moaned.
Neither one moved.
“Melissa,” Stone whispered, brushing his lips over hers. “You and me… It’s like… I don’t know.”
“I know,” she replied, meeting his kiss. “I feel it too.”

THIS OR THAT

Let's see what fun things we can learn about Ginny Baird in this quick, off-the-cuff interview we had with her.



Sleep in or get up early?

Sleep in! 

Laptop or desktop?
Laptop

Beach or mountains?

Beach – any time of year (especially off-season)

Cat or dog?
dog

Spotlight or In the Shadows?
In the shadows

City or Country?

Big City like NYC

Party or candlelight dinner?

Candlelight dinner, for sure. Preferably lobster..yum!

Backpacking or luxury hotel?
Luxury hotel in big city…lol.

Morning or night person?

Night owl

Optimist or pessimist?
Optimist, of course! That’s why I’m angling for a lobster dinner and a luxury hotel room in New York. ;) 

Those are some great answers.  Thanks Ginny!


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Author Photo - Ginny BairdNEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. She writes heartwarming contemporary romance about single women facing everyday challenges. Known for featuring holidays and family themes in her work, Ginny frequently portrays the struggles of single parents or others who've given up on finding true love.
Ginny has two novella series, The Holiday Brides Series (holiday romance) and The Summer Grooms Series (summer romance), a Romantic Ghost Stories series (paranormal ghost romance), and additional single titles available. She is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, a Top 10 Best Seller on Kindle, NOOK and iBooks, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women's Fiction categories. Visit Ginny's website http://www.ginnybairdromance.com to learn more about her and her books.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Between Love and Lies (Gambling Hearts Book 1) by Jacqui Nelson - #5StarReview #HistoricalRomance #WesternRomance



Between Love and Lies 
(Gambling Hearts Book 1) 
by Jacqui Nelson 

Published:  August 30, 2015
Publisher:  Self Published
Length: 261 pages
Genre:  Historical Western Romance
Available:  Amazon  



In a town ruled by sin, will he earn her love or her lies?

Dodge City, Kansas – 1877

Sadie Sullivan lost everything when a herd of longhorn cattle bound for Dodge City trampled and destroyed her farm. Now she works in Dodge—one of the most wicked and lawless towns in the West—at the Northern Star saloon. But her survival in this new world of sin and violence depends on maintaining a lie so deadly it could end her life before the town of Dodge can.

The one man capable of unraveling all of Sadie’s secrets is Noah Ballantyne, the Texan rancher whose herd destroyed her home. Back in town and taking up the role of deputy alongside legendary lawman Bat Masterson, Noah vows he won’t leave until he’s made things right. But with the saloon’s madam unwilling to release Sadie and a rich cattle baron wanting her as well, the odds aren’t in favor of finding love…or leaving town alive.



Review:
You’ve heard the phrase, ‘Time to get out of Dodge’?  Well this time, we’re going back.  Back to Dodge City, Kansas circa 1876 during the prime days of the Wild West, when men like Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp walked its streets.  This is the setting of Jacqui Nelson’s Between Love and Lies.
This is not Ms. Nelson’s first rodeo or her first visit to Dodge. She gives us first timers a very detailed vista of the mud and the muck, the adventure and the dangers lurking about in our view of the setting.  This story is filled with such wonderful romance as well and plot galore with twists and turns enough to make a sharpshooters gun cylinder spin but it’s the romance that I truly lov…Hold on.  I am getting the cart before the horse.  Before we start talking about any romance, we need to meet the characters.

Ms. Nelson’s knack for detail is not lost when we meet petite, re-headed Sadie Sullivan.  While Dodge is far from the ideal place for a young, innocent woman, Sadie knows how to play the cards she’s dealt.  Smarter than a whip and with enough backbone to stand up to just about anything or anyone, she wouldn’t know good luck if it jumped up and slapped her.  But she has plans, plans that some tall, no-good, handsome, pain in the neck, good-lookin’ Texan keeps messing up!  And oooh, he gets her all riled up!  Now what is she supposed to do with all of those feelings that Cowboy gives her?

Noah Ballantyne, the Texan in question, is a good man but he is drowning in guilt - guilt for his brother who died last year during a Longhorn stampede.  Guilt for the ranch that said same cattle ran over and destroyed.  He wants to right the wrongs that he can.  His brother, he cannot return him to the living but the old man and his daughter and their ranch that was their livelihood, that he could do something about.  But things may not be that simple, as they are not always what they seem.

Sadie hates that Noah has come back into her wrecked life, rubbing salt into her wounds.  Noah vows he just wants to make things right for her but there is danger lurking about everywhere, especially in the shadows. He wants to protect her but there are secrets worth killing for and more than a single debt is owed.  All the while Sadie and Noah are beginning to falling in love although Sadie says she still wants him gone.  There is chemistry between them and it’s beginning to sizzle.  He comes up with a plan to win her heart.  Thankfully everything comes together somehow in the end.  Hey, after all, this is a Romance. ;)  Just remember, Jacqui writes some of the best historical Western Romances I have read and does so with loads of details and exciting dynamics.  The Wild West is a place where anything can happen.  Anything!  5 Stars!!

Assessment:

Rating:  5 Stars - A MUST Read!

Heat:  2/5 Flames - Flirty

Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Meet Author Jacqui Nelson:
Jacqui Nelson writes historical romantic adventures set in the American West. Her stories include an Oregon Trail scout, an ex-Rebel spy turned government rabble rouser & a Dodge City cardsharp gambling with love & death. Those are her heroines. Wait till you meet her heroes! Her love for the Old West came from watching classic Western movies while growing up on a cattle farm. She's been nominated for over 20 awards and won the RWA® Golden Heart® for historical romance & the Laramie® for western romance drama.

LEARN MORE at www.JacquiNelson.com or join her newsletter (to hear about her new releases, events, and book deals) at www.jacquinelson.com/Newsletter.html



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Friday, October 2, 2015

Snowbound at Christmas by Debbie Mason - #5StarReview #ChristmasRomance #ContemporaryRomance #Giveaway @Tastybooktours @AuthorDebMason #FaLaLaFriday



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SNOWBOUND AT CHRISTMAS
Christmas, Colorado #5
Debbie Mason
Published: Sept 29th, 2015
Publisher:  Forever Romance

Available at: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo  


Surviving the holidays will take a Christmas miracle . . .

Ex-cop Cat O'Connor is bored working for her sister, Chloe, as a personal assistant on the set of her soap opera. Until Chloe gets an opportunity to audition for the role of a lifetime and asks her identical twin to substitute for her on the soap with no one the wiser. It's a perfect switch-until Cat attracts the attention of the mysterious Mr. Tall, Dark, and Way-too-handsome leading man.

Grayson Alexander never thought being snowbound in the charming town of Christmas, Colorado, for the holiday would get so hot. But between working with sexy, tough Cat on set and keeping his real reason for being there under wraps, he's definitely feeling the heat. And if there's one thing they'll learn as they bring out the mistletoe, it's that in this town, true love is always in season.



Chloe attempted to remove Fluffy's nails from her velour hoodie while staring at Cat with an appalled expression on her face."Why are you sitting on that man?"
            "I . . . " Cat looked from her sister to the man in question. She was still sitting on him. On his rock-hard abs. Why hadn't she moved? Because everything happened too fast. It was the only acceptable explanation. It had nothing to do with being stunned stupid by his movie-star good looks.
            He raised an eyebrow. What was with the sardonic look? Oh no, he was not putting her on the defensive. He'd broken into her sister's dressing room. Cat attempted to get off him without any further rubbing of her body on his, which wasn't easy. She gave up and awkwardly scrambled to her feet.
            "About bloody time," she thought he muttered, but couldn't be sure because she was back to being stunned stupid when he flashed her a smile. A smile so gorgeous it belonged in a toothpaste commercial.
            Pathetic. Cat was so off her game it wasn't even funny. Here she was thinking about his full, seductive lips and his perfect white teeth when her sister's life was on the line. Cat fisted her hands on her hips, put on her cop face, and went to glare down at the man. Only he rose to his feet with leonine grace, tugging the sleeves of his white shirt below his suit sleeves. She had to look up and took one step back, then another.
            Behind her, Chloe sucked in a breath. Cat knew what that sucking sound meant, and it wasn't good. Her sister had gotten her first good look at the man. "Chloe, wait for me in the hall. I need to question . . ."

            Her sister practically threw the animal at the older woman, shoving Cat out of the way with her hand extended. And there it was again, his smile. Only this one seemed friendlier, more genuine, and just as flipping gorgeous. She waited for her sister to react. She didn't disappoint. 



This story is set in the small Colorado town of Christmas, a town hidden away, yet able to welcome the entire cast of Chloe's soap opera when they come to town to shoot their holiday scenes.  This being the 5th book in the series, you may think you might feel a little lost, what with characters popping back in and all but this is a stand alone book. As it is the first of the series I have read and I felt clear on what was happening, I think you will too.  Cat, Chloe's twin sister, was previously a policeman  Now she is Chloe's assistant and is quite bored - that is until she runs into Grayson, Chloe's extremely attractive leading man.  Before you know it, the romance is on!  They have fantastic chemistry and best of all, their romance is tastefully handled and all sex scenes are behind closed doors.  Seriously!  Yup.  This is a completely clean Romance!

The remainder of the cast serves as back up to assist Cat in solving a mystery.  And some of them are SO funny!  Take Ty for instance.  He is Chloe's new hair dresser and make up artist.  He is hysterical and a great part of the story.  All in all, this book is exactly what I love Christmas books to be at Christmas - light, fun and not heavy or serious.I finished it with a smile on my face and lightness in my heart.  Debbie Mason, you, my dear, are a Rock Star!  5 Stars!

Ratings:

Rating:  5 Stars - A Must Read!

Heat: 1/5 - Tame - Perfectly Clean!

I appreciatively received this book in exchange for my honest review.




Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.