November 5, 2011

Saturday's Salacious Suggetions

Wow, I let the last TWO Saturday's go by without doing Saturday's Salacious Suggestions!  Not sure how that happened.  So, I'm back.  Now is your chance to brag about your baby.  Post your BLURB (not and excerpt, but your book BLURB) as a comment. Include links to buy your book, as many as you like, as well as a link to your website or own blog.  Let yourself shine!

Anna Kathryn


Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, Anna,

Here's the blurb for my release coming on the 14th (but available for pre-order now). Thanks for this opportunity!

HOT SPELL by Lisabet Sarai

Buy Link

The flames of passion are more than metaphor.

The city swelters in the grip of an unseasonable heat wave. Sylvie endures her solitary urban existence for the sake of her career, but the prospect of a hot, lonely three day weekend proves unbearable and she flees east to the pine-shrouded mountains. Far more at home in nature than in the city, Sylvie doesn't mind being alone in the wilderness, but she's not the only being haunting the glades and the trails.

Aidan is fiercely attracted to the voluptuous beauty he finds sun bathing nude in a high meadow, but he must resist his overwhelming desire for the sake of her safety. The sun-bronzed man with the red-gold hair is cursed with power he knows will destroy her if they give full rein to their passion. Can Sylvie refrain from tempting him? Or will she risk being being literally consumed by love?

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Anna Kathryn,
Thank you for this opportunity.

Fleeing from her ruthless English in-laws who are intent on stealing her child, Holly Kirwan boards a flight home to Australia and meets Justin Devereux. They are instantly attracted to each other.
Justin doesn’t want a permanent woman in his life, particularly one with a baby in tow. Holly, still grieving for her soldier husband who was killed in Iraq, doesn’t want to be disloyal to his memory.
Can the young widow and the commitment shy tycoon ever find happiness together?



Michele Hart said...

Gangbusters - Book 3 of I-Marshal Stories

Daniel Tierney and his fellow I-Marshals take down the organizations producing the most dangerous substance in the Alliance. But reporter Faith Vedder turns up at the worst times, including Danny’s near-assassination. He’s had enough of her interference and requires her source of information.

Faith won’t tell him anything that compromises her Pulitzer-worthy story, not even under the magic of hot attraction. She doesn’t know she’s surrounded by fallen angels at war. Danny’s not finished making demands. She doesn’t understand until a giant, snorting, winged monster slobbers down her back, threatening to flay her.

The gangbusters can’t delay in their mission to shut down gangs until Danny learns the new criminal kingpin of their world is a man who once held Faith’s heart. In the guise of a gangland executioner named Heretic, Danny will destroy him. Even if it destroys Faith.

Angels are watching. Demons are plotting. Faith is the key.
Don’t stop. Read more.
Gangbusters by Michele Hart
Investigate steamy, peril-packed excerpts, watch a woe-filled book trailer @:

15% off until November 8th!
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Miriam Newman said...

Thanks for this chance to post, Anna. Here is the blurb for my historical The Comet, set against the Battle of Hastings:

The Comet by Miriam Newman
An ambitious young Norman knight, seriously wounded at the Battle of Hastings, is cared for by the niece of a Saxon thane. Although Rowena nurses Neel as a matter of “Christian duty,” she is horrified when he repays her kindness with marriage. She dares not refuse, but her land is invaded, her birthright stolen. How can she love an enemy?
LINK including Kindle:

Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

Anna, thanks for opening your blog today. Below is the blurb for Danielle's Touch, a contemporary, romantic suspense. Available at Passion in Print, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Fictionwise and All Romance ebooks.

Rebuilding her life after escaping an abusive marriage, Danielle Courtland throws herself into her new decorating business. Men are the last thing on her mind…until a Stetson-wearing cowboy enters her shop, that is.

The hazel-eyed cowboy needs her help. Restoring an old Victorian-styled plantation house, he realizes the job requires a feminine touch. Caught off guard by the sexiest woman he's ever laid eyes on, Ethan’s vow to never love again is all but forgotten as he falls hard for the tempting decorator.

Passion simmers, and love is no longer a dream. But hidden in the shadows, danger waits, threatening Danielle and Ethan's chance at a life together. Will a man, twisted by his obsession, separate them forever?

Amazon Purchase Link:

Passion in Print Purchase Link:



Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Great list of books already! I'm heading out to my RWA chapter meeting, so keep the blurbs coming.

Lilly Gayle said...

Thanks for the promo op. You're too generous!

SLIGHTLY TARNISHED available from TWRP 6/4/11

Victorian romance laced with danger.

When a brooding English earl with a SLIGHTLY TARNISHED reputation marries his dead wife’s American cousin to save her from her uncle’s vengeful schemes, the sea captain’s daughter with a taste for adventure sparks desires he thought long dead.

Nicole Keller has always been headstrong and independent, but after a failed business venture and a sinking ship take her father, her home, and her childhood sweetheart, Nikki must support herself and her mother. But moving to England and marrying Chadwick Masters, Earl of Gilchrest isn’t what she has in mind. And falling in love with the mysterious earl could endanger both their lives.

WHOLESALE HUSBAND- available from The Wild Rose Press 9/28/11

She needs his name. He needs her money. But can a rich New York socialite and a poor Irish immigrant find true love in the gilded age?
Betrayed by her fiancé and heart sick over her father’s death, Clarissa Burdick is further devastated when she learns she can’t inherit her father’s company—the company she loves—until she’s twenty-five or married. And Clarissa is neither. So she sets out to find a husband strong enough to protect her from her uncle’s thugs, too uneducated to run the company himself, and poor enough to marry a woman in name only. But Irish immigrant Devin Flannery is smarter than he seems and more educated than Clarissa expects. Her WHOLESALE HUSBAND soon proves a greater risk to her heart than her company.

Lilly Gayle Books available from:

And The Wild Rose Press:

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Angelia Almos/Angie Derek said...

Thanks, Anna, for opening your blog up. Gonna try again with hopefully the links working. :-)

The Beast's Redemption by Angie Derek is a paranormal novella.

Cursed shape shifter, Alexander Léandre, is resigned to his fate, but that doesn’t stop him from hunting down the descendants of the sorceress who bewitched him in hopes of obtaining a cure.

Belle Beaumont is used to men never looking past her curvy figure and pretty face. She dutifully agrees to befriend Alexander in order to protect her father’s herbal company.

A single touch changes all. Passions flare. When Belle discovers what Alexander is truly after and why, will she accept him for what he is? And will her love and family knowledge be enough to break a hundred-year-old curse?

The Wild Rose Press

Angie Derek

Rolynn Anderson said...

LAST RESORT by Rolynn Anderson

Corporate fixer Rena Gordon needs to wrench a Canadian resort out of the red in time for the Canadian-American Winter Games-but employees bent on sabotage are blocking her every move. When her loose-cannon sister arrives after being kicked out of yet another school, Rena must face the past she's worked so hard to hide, while fighting her attraction to a local fishing guide.

CIA agent Neal Jackson is undercover as a fishing guide to find terrorists at Big Bay. He needs Rena's confidence to access her employee files without exposing his identity, but despite his vow to keep a professional distance, his feelings for her are anything but businesslike.

Caught between vengeful employees, a sister who likes to party, and a hot CIA agent-Rena's corporate training didn't prepare her for this. Can she trust her instincts to save the people and resort she's grown to love?


LAST RESORT – on sale now, print and download

The Wild Rose Press:




Thanks for this offer, Anna!

Carla Rossi said...

Thanks, Anna!
For you inspirational romance readers, try my Christmas romance - Almost Home.
Blurb: Detective Justin Hatcher and Cameron McAlister are in a hurry to leave North Carolina—for totally different reasons. He wants to confront his family about a five-year-old betrayal. She wants to escape the remnants of a failed marriage.
Thrown together as unlikely and unexpected travel partners, their trip is filled with both dramatic and humorous situations along the road. But, with God’s constant hand in their journey, Justin and Cameron discover that…
Yes, you can go home again…
especially at Christmastime.

Marguerite Labbe said...

This is the blurb for my upcoming release with Dreamspinner Press on December 9th.

It only takes one night with Ash Gallagher to make Eli Holister think he’s finally met the right man at the right time. Good thing he doesn’t bet on it, because Ash turns out to be a student in Eli’s class at the local college. Eli can’t deny he’s attracted, but now it’s complicated. He’s already in enough trouble with the department head, a man who would like to see Eli denied his tenure and fired.

Ash is looking forward to taking his life in a new direction. After serving one active-duty stint in the Marine Corps and another in the Reserves, he’s ready to put his military life behind him. The last new experience he’d planned for this semester was to fall in lust with his English professor, but the more Eli resists, the more Ash is determined to have him. Then he discovers Eli’s playing for keeps, and Ash is only interested in a fling... or is he? Between these two, when it comes to life and love, all bets are off.

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

Hi Anna, and thanks for the opportunity to show off with a preview of one to be released this month.
Forced to run the ranch like a man after her father’s death, whispers ran wild that Susan was less than a lady. William coming to call caused tongues to wag more. Taking care of a wounded man with only Blazer to help would totally ruin her reputation, but she couldn’t leave a dying man in the hands of delicate Angela or her bungling father no matter what the gossips said about him. How was she to know how much more was behind the attempt on his life? How was she to know she would have to take up a gun, as less than a lady, and fight to save herself and the man she loved?
for info on all my books.

Katherine said...

Thanks for the opportunity to post about my novel.

Here's the blurb:

Mateo de Montayas, an impoverished Spanish count, comes to England to recover a stolen family heirloom and to satisfy his hunger for revenge against the man who destroyed his family. Arriving in London, he learns his hated enemy died three years before but has left behind a daughter. What better way to retrieve the heirloom and exact revenge than to use her to his advantage?

Teresa Darlington will do anything to keep scandal away from her frail mother and prove her father wasn't a thief, even risk her reputation in a race to find the missing heirloom before the Count does. But she didn't count on falling in love with the man determined to ruin her family. Can she find the heirloom before he does and protect her family, or will her heart lead her in a different direction?

Available in both ebook and paperback at The Wild Rose Press

Available online at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Thanks again,

Linda Banche said...

Thanks, Anna. Here's my GIFTS GONE ASTRAY, Regency comedy:

A gift is a wonderful surprise. Or maybe not.

At the Earl of Langley's family gathering, everyone receives a gift, including the servants. Tutor Stephen Fairfax expects a small token, but the present from family member Mrs. Anne Copely, the widow who has caught his eye, is a dream come true.

Until he opens it. What a gift! How did that demure lady acquire such a book? And she wants to "study" the positions in it with him? If he accepts her offer, tempting as it is, he could lose his job.

Anne has no idea why Mr. Fairfax is in such a flutter. Her present is a simple book of illustrations. The subject interests them both, and she would like nothing better than to examine the book--and Mr. Fairfax--more closely.

Buy link: The Wild Rose Press:


Sylvie said...

Blurb for Honky tonk Man from the new Honky Tonk Hearts series @ The Wild Rose Press, coming soon!

Jace Monroe’s a pool shooting, guitar playing, honky tonk singer with a knack for hooking up with the wrong kind of women, rich ones who don’t take him or his music seriously.

Sunny Brooks is an unemployed realtor staying on her rich daddy’s ranch to help her Ma through a personal crisis. When she fills in as a waitress at The Lonesome Steer to help out a friend, sparks fly between her and the honky tonk man—until he discovers her real identity.

But does he have secrets of his own? Is Jace a pool shark instead of the sensitive song-writer she thinks he is? Will he gamble on love? Will she bet against him?

Read an excerpt on my website!

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

Little Sam's Angel

A five dollar gold piece and a ticket out of town was all Gabriel had left after a woman’s greed and lies left him nearly dead in the street, branded a rapist and murderer.
Waking up in a pest hole of a hospital, Gabriel ‘Angel’ Taylor formed a new credo for living: don’t care about anything or anyone, never get involved in other men’s fights, never depend on those he thought were friends, and never trust a woman. Most of all, never trust a woman no matter how pretty she was.

buy link where you'll find the full collection of my westerns

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Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Okay, here's my own story! LOL


Arriving home for Christmas, the last thing Jacob Scott expects in his house is a sexy, shotgun-toting stranger. Worse, his attraction to her bothers him even more than the gun. Still reeling from the deception of his long-time girlfriend, he’s not looking for romance.

Tessa Jones has learned one hard lesson—when everyone in your life has failed you the only one you can trust is yourself. Facing the whispers of the townsfolk and an arson charge, Tessa unexpectedly finds herself trusting Jacob with more than her legal troubles.

Struggling between the promise of the present and the hurts of the past, can these two lost souls overcome their pain long enough to discover a gift beyond all measure?

The Wild Rose Press:



J.D. Faver said...

Hi Anna Kathryn. Thanks for offering this opportunity. Here is my blurb for A Twist of Fate, a sexy romantic comedy.



Worlds collide when a Sex in the City girl meets a little House on the Prairie guy. Mel Hannigan is a slick, savvy New York City commercial photographer who knows what she’s doing and where she’s going…that is, until she heads upstate for a little drive time and ends up with her sports car in a ditch. That’s where Helmut Engle finds her. He is a solid, down to earth farmer. In spite of their differences, Mel and Helmut give in to an irresistible magnetic attraction and share an exciting, intimate interlude. She returns to the city but can’t get him out of her mind. She attempts to drag him into her world by the scruff of his red neck and he tries to remodel his world to suit her.

Beth Trissel said...

Congrats to all. I see I'm in good company. Thanks Anna Kathryn.
My vintage American Christmas Ghost Story Romance, Somewhere the Bells Ring, out 11-09 from the Wild Rose Press, is set in the gracious old Virginia homeplace, circa 1816, in the Shenandoah Valley where my father was born and raised and I grew up visiting during the holidays.

Blurb: Caught with pot in her dorm room, Bailey Randolph is exiled to a relative’s ancestral home in Virginia to straighten herself out. Banishment to Maple Hill is dismal, until a ghost appears requesting her help. Bailey is frightened but intrigued. Then her girlhood crush, Eric Burke, arrives and suddenly Maple Hill isn’t so bad.

To Eric, wounded in Vietnam, his military career shattered, this homecoming feels no less like exile. But when he finds Bailey at Maple Hill, her fairy-like beauty gives him reason to hope–until she tells him about the ghost haunting the house. Then he wonders if her one experiment with pot has made her crazy.

As Bailey and Eric draw closer, he agrees to help her find a long-forgotten Christmas gift the ghost wants. But will the magic of Christmas be enough to make Eric believe–in Bailey and the ghost–before the Christmas bells ring?

Cara Marsi said...

Thanks for doing this, Anna.

Here's the blurb for my EPPIE finalist in romantic suspense, Murder, Mi Amore.

Lexie Cortese is in Rome to forget. The last thing she expects is to meet a sexy Interpol agent who suspects her of being part of a terrorist plot involving a stolen diamond. Suddenly thrust into a world of murders, muggings, and kidnappings, Lexie doesn’t know what to think—or who to believe.

Dominic Brioni’s assignment is simple. Befriend the American and bring her to justice. Only Lexie seems the most unlikely terrorist Dominic has ever met. Sweet, determined, and direct, she faces life with courage and fire, a fire that sparks his protective instincts and a longing for something more—something he allowed himself to hope for only once before.

But that woman betrayed him, and his boss isn’t about to let him forget it. With his career on the line and Lexie in danger, will Dominic learn to trust his heart before they both get killed?

Read an excerpt at:

marybelle said...

YAY!! I love the blurbs.

Teri Thackston said...

You are so generous to share your blog space!

Border Heat by Teri Thackston


Murderous drug runners, a wildfire in the Texas desert and the President's runaway daughter…Game Warden Shannon Walker didn't sign up for any of this. Add a sexy Secret Service Agent, unexpected betrayal and a desperate escape into the desert, and the border becomes hotter than Shannon can handle.


Suzan Harden said...

Anna, you're so sweet for doing this!

ZOMBIE LOVE by Suzan Harden

It’s not the family you’re born to. It’s the Family you join.


For tabloid reporter Samantha “Sam” Ridgeway, chasing down the mysterious Duncan St. James, who saved a pregnant actress from an apocalyptic cult, should have been an easy story. Until her editor nixes the piece without a reason. Until her LAPD contact is murdered in front of her. Until she’s kidnapped by a bunch of crazy scientists to be the guinea pig in their bizarro experiment. And Sam knows what happens to guinea pigs when the experiment’s done.


But when Sam wakes up, she’s got super-strength, super-speed, and an appetite that won’t quit. She escapes from the mad scientists with the help of St. James, but he’s got more secrets than she thought. Like glowing eyes and fangs. Could things get any worse than getting turned into the living dead and having the hots for a vampire? Yeah, they can . . .

Available at:


Barnes & Noble

Anne Ashby said...

Thanks for this opportunity. Here's the blurb for my latest book, available now.
PTSD forces American Naval Officer Zane Erickson to re-evaluate his life. A posting to untroubled New Zealand after years in Afghanistan will allow him to bond with his motherless teenage son. Unfortunately Cody doesn't share his father's enthusiasm for this new living arrangement.
Kelsey Hewitt is a single mother wrestling with her son's drinking problem, struggling to keep the truth about his abusive father from him and determined to exclude men from her life.
As Kelsey and Zane are drawn together by the boys' friendship they each have compelling reasons to avoid any possible intimacy. But while dealing with their sons' dilemmas, their attraction for each other deepens.
Can Kelsey risk allowing another control freak into her life?

Rose Anderson ~ Romance Novelist said...

Dreamscape by Rose Anderson ~ Can a ghost find love among the living? Can you find all the clues that hint at a story behind the scenes?

Unable to deny his own translucence, Dr. Jason Bowen determines his lack of physical substance could only mean one thing—he’s a ghost. Murdered more than a century before, Jason haunts his house and ponders the treachery that took his life.

When Lanie O’Keefe arrives with plans to renovate her newly purchased Victorian mansion, Jason discovers, ghost or not, he’s still very much a man.

Despite its derelict condition and haunted reputation, Lanie couldn’t be happier with her new home, but then she has no idea a spirit follows her every move throughout the day and shares her captivating warmth at night. Jason soon discovers he can travel through Lanie’s dreams and finds himself reliving the days before his murder with Lanie by his side.

It took one hundred and twenty years for love to find them, but there’s that insurmountable little matter of Jason being dead.

Rose Anderson ~ Romance Novelist said...

Anna, thanks so much for opening your blog to blurbs! It's much appreciated. :)
~ Rose Anderson

Mary G Campisi said...

Hi Anna:

Thanks for this opportunity.


He hasn’t spoken her name in fourteen years.She keeps a journal hidden in the back of her closet and permits herself to write about him once a year—on the anniversary of the first and only time they made love.They promised to love one another forever, but tragedy tore them apart. Now, destiny may just bring them back together.

THE WAY THEY WERE is a story of love, forgiveness, and second chances. At eighteen, Rourke Flannigan and Kate Redmond dreamed of sharing the rest of their lives together until a family tragedy tore them apart. Kate has spent years trying to be a good wife and mother but once a year, she sheds these roles and writes a letter, (which she’ll never send), to the man who owns her heart. Rourke is a high profile, enigmatic Chicago developer who appears regularly in Money and People. He hasn’t spoken her name in fourteen years. But once a year, he permits himself to remember.
When a subcontractor is killed on one of Rourke’s sites, he pays the widow a personal visit, never dreaming the widow will be Kate. As they embark on a cautious journey of rediscovery, one far greater than they could have imagined, secrets and lies threaten to destroy their new found closeness – forever.

Thanks again!


Debbie said...

Here's the blurb for Gambler's Moon, available now from The Wild Rose Press. The buy link
Vampire Gates McHenry has waited eighty years for a chance at sexy shapeshifter Ava Harper. When she shows up at his bar with a wolf trap and a nasty attitude, he knows the time has come to deal himself into the game. And the stakes for this game are higher than any he’s ever faced before because someone or something has taken an interest in Ava as well. A deadly interest. If he can find the threat and keep Ava from staking him in the process, he just might be able to make the move that will win Ava Harper’s heart.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Thanks, Anna Kathryn. Here's a blurb for my latest release,>HOME, SWEET TEXAS HOME, a sweet contemporary available at in print and e-book. Also available from Amazon and other online stores. The blurb:

Courtney Madison has battled poverty her entire twenty-five years but is determined to make a safe and happy home for her teenaged brother after the recent death of their mom. Her mom’s illness left Courtney with a mountain of hospital bills, her formerly sweet brother is now cutting class and hanging with a rough crowd, and she’s just learned she’s being downsized in two weeks. Hanging on by the threads of a fraying rope, she learns she’s inherited two million dollars from a kind elderly man she befriended when he was in the hospital across the hall from her mom. She thinks her inheritance in West Texas is the answer to all her prayers--but Courtney learns that while money improves her life, it doesn’t guarantee happiness. This modern Cinderella encounters problems even a fairy godmother couldn’t imagine.

Rancher/entrepeneur Derek Corrigan has incredible instincts for flourishing in the business world. With women, not so much. In fact, his friends bemoan he’s King Midas where money is concerned, but his judgment of women is pathetic--evidenced by the flamboyant woman he’s been escorting of late. Yet Derek suspects the worst of his new neighbor and vows to fight his attraction for her. He knows what women do to him--they always leave and take chunks of his heart with them. He's been there, done that, had the vaccination and is cured. Isn't he?

Joine me at my blog, and email me at I love to hear from readers.

Thanks, Caroline