Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Book Spotlight: Don’t Say No @TheGoddessNaomi #NewRelease #Contemporary #Romance

Title: Don't Say No
Author:  Naomi Bellina
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Hearts Desire Press

Mixing business with pleasure has never been so much fun

Amber’s life sucks. Her ex got her thrown out of college, then fired from her job. When she’s hired for a mystery shopping assignment, she hopes this is exactly what she needs to kick-start her life and get her back on track.

Jaeger is all business when he hires Amber to check out the spa he’s purchasing. If she can help him prove that the venture will be a success, then he can build his own future, not the one his family has mapped out for him. Becoming attracted to his sexy spy isn’t part of the plan.

Amber can’t see how she fits into Jaeger’s world, and he’s too uptight to ever fit into hers. Circumstances bring them together, in bed and out, but when a secret from his upper-class life is revealed, Amber must decide if she can trust him. Or is her life going down in flames all over again?

Lord have mercy. What was he doing, licking that delicious woman like she was frosting on a birthday cake? The taste of her still lingered on his tongue as he shut off the lights and locked the spa doors. Whatever else needed his attention here could wait. He couldn't concentrate anymore tonight if his life depended on it.

What was it about Amber that lit him up so much? She was attractive, anyone could see that, but there was some special spark in her, something that blazed hot and sweet and called to him. He loved her energy, that determination she had to succeed. He had the same drive and knew what it felt like to be continually reaching for a goal. She'd got knocked down recently and had someone she loved turn on her, but it hadn't stopped her.

On another level, he knew he was drawn to her passion. Those two kisses with her were hotter than any he'd shared with other women. He was still hard from their encounter and could think of nothing else.

Which was bad. He had a lot else to think about. It was beyond painful to push her away, but absolutely necessary if he was going to get the spa running the way it should. He would be spending hours and hours here and couldn't be distracted by a delicious, enticing woman. Even though Amber said it could just be about sex, he was pretty sure he couldn't do that. Not with her, anyway. Once he started with her, he'd want more, and he didn't think she would give it to him.

One minute she was talking about moving away, the next minute she said she would work for him. He didn't think she would stay long, not really. She said she wanted to move out, to be on her own or at least away from her mother. He got that. It was hard to go back home once you'd left.

If he could keep her here for a while, help him get started, that would be good enough. What happened between them after that… Well, he wasn't going to get his hopes up and dream of something he couldn't have.

Bella Sun would be his girlfriend for the next few months, and maybe longer.

Book Links:
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Author Bio:
Naomi Bellina lives in sunny Florida with the love of her life and a magical calico cat. She became a romance author because her characters insist on falling madly in love. So she lets them. She writes paranormal, contemporary and new adult romance and often erotic romance. Her interests include dancing, motorcycle riding, drumming and creating healthy meals. Her motto:  Never pass up the opportunity to have an adventure! 

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Christina’s Bear #Excerpt #FlashbackFriday #PNR #Shifter #Romance #MFRWauthor

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from the second book in my Chestnut Rock Series, CHRISTINA’S BEAR!

Here’s the blurb:
Christina Mills’ loud, bubbly personality has gained her many friends, and many dating opportunities. Unfortunately, being labeled a “party girl” and dating a lot gives people the wrong impression, and when her dates learn the truth about her, they soon move on.

James “Bull” Johnson is a restless bear shifter ready to settle down. At the urging of his friend, Matt, he relocates to the mid-sized town of Chestnut Rock. He hopes the nearby forest, and being near his best friend will help soothe his bear and cure some of his loneliness.

When Bull and Christina meet he recognizes her as his mate, however, their first two encounters leave Bull thinking Christina is afraid of him—and Christina is confused by her feelings toward the stranger. Both Bull and Christina have secrets and insecurities that keep them guarded, but if they can trust one another, they’ll discover they were made for each other.

Here’s the excerpt:
Christina Mills looked around the now half empty apartment and couldn’t help the sadness sweeping over her. She and Jenn lived here together for two years and now Jenn had been completely gone for two weeks. Christina knew they couldn’t live together forever, but she’d honestly thought it would be much longer before either one of them found the one.

Once Jenn and Matt had worked out their differences, Jenn’s belongings disappeared little by little until her friend finally admitted she was moving in with Matt. Christina was very happy for the two of them—and if she was honest, a little jealous. Not of Matt, of what Jenn found with Matt. Someone to love her unconditionally. Christina often wondered if she would ever find a perfect match.

Making friends was easy. Her height combined with her trim body and large breasts always gained the attention of men, but she’d kept most of them in the friend category. The ones that became boyfriends quickly tired of her bubbly—sometimes loud—personality. Looking for love resulted in dating often and had gained her the reputation of being a fun party girl. Unfortunately, many people made the mistake of thinking she was easy and slept around. Jenn was the only one who knew the truth and now Jenn was gone. Christina felt very alone.

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Happy Reading!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Jenn’s Wolf #Excerpt #FlashbackFriday #PNR #Shifter #Romance #MFRWauthor

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from the first book in my Chestnut Rock series, JENN’S WOLF!

If you haven’t read JENN’S WOLF, here’s the blurb:
Jenn is used to being overlooked by men. She’s short, slim, shy and her past keeps her guarded against others—especially men. It also gets her labeled as having a “good personality.” When she sees Matt for the first time, she realizes he’s the first man she’s willing to take a chance on.

Matt is a wolf shifter worried that he’ll never find his mate. Without a mate, a shifter’s life is incredibly drawn-out and lonely. Willing to try anything, he agrees to a blind date with Jenn and is stunned to find out she’s his mate.

A misunderstanding interrupts their first night together and leaves them both miserable. After determining she may have overreacted, Jenn apologizes and they agree to start over. When Matt tells her about his wolf, she has to decide whether to trust her heart or run from the only man she has ever wanted.

Now for the excerpt:
Jennifer and Christina had been college roommates their senior year and became fast friends. They relocated to Chestnut Rock together and now shared a small, affordable apartment. That had been two years ago.

Jennifer was happy she had Christina in her life. Her best friend kept her from locking herself away and hiding from the world. Christina taught her that people sometimes drink in social situations, but they didn’t always get drunk or make a scene. Though she still had qualms, Jennifer could now have a good time in situations where friends may have a drink or two.

Christina had wanted to go what she called “man shopping,” which basically meant “go to the bar and look at hot guys!” Jennifer agreed to come along.

While Christina had no trouble finding dates, Jennifer was a bit more challenged. The two friends were as different as night and day. Christina was tall and blond with blue eyes and a bubbly personality. Jennifer was short with brown hair and brown eyes. She was reserved which most people took as timid and sometimes rude or snobby. It was hard for her to meet people and without Christina’s help, she might have ended up friendless and alone for the rest of her life. Luckily, that didn’t happen and her friend even convinced her to go on a blind date set up by one of her co-workers. The date was tomorrow night.

The group in the center roared with laughter again and the one with his back to her stepped to the right and bent over to look at his friend’s phone. Jenn could see the group more clearly now and her gaze stopped on the tall piece of awesome standing closest to the bar. If they were truly “man shopping,” she’d buy him and take him home.

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All Romance Ebooks: http://bit.ly/WtMrsU 

Happy Reading! 


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Howloween #BlogHop Winners!! #PNR #Paranormal #Romance #HopswithHeart

Hi Everyone!!

Thank you all for celebrating Halloween and Paranormal Romance during the PARANORMAL ROMANCE HOWLOWEEN BLOG HOP!

I loved reading about all your fave costumes and memories—thanx so much for sharing! :)

The winner of my blog prize, 
the $10 Amazon Gift Card is:

Teresa Richards

WOOT!! Congrats Teresa!!


The winner of the Grand Prize, the $50 Amazon Gift Card is:

Janet Haselden

YAHOO!! Congrats Janet!!

I hope you all will join us for the Winter Warm-Up Hop, starting December 19!

Happy Reading!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Howloween!!! #Paranormal #Romance #BlogHop #Giveaway #HopswithHeart

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to my stop on the Paranormal Romance HOWLOWEEN Blog Hop!! When you’re done here, be sure and visit the Main Hop Page to see the full list of over sixty participating paranormal authors and bloggers! In addition to the Grand Prize, there’s a chance to win a “Treat” on every blog!!

What better way to celebrate HOWLOWEEN than with a warlock? My latest release, A WARLOCK’S DESTINY (Reluctant Mates, Book 4) is available now!

Here’s the blurb:
Isabelle Turner, a librarian known as the only powerless witch in the Mythical Realm, has been on more human dates than she can count. Unfortunately, the evenings always end the same, with her wishing she could turn her date into a toad. When she receives a summons from the Council, she’s convinced they’re going to push her into the human world for good. Instead, they force her to take a mate.

Liam Waverly is the most powerful warlock in the Mythical Realm. When the Council brings up mating, he knows their choice will be an accomplished witch to match his strength. When they try and force him to mate with the powerless witch, he decides to seek out his own mate, but fails.

In order to sustain the numbers of all mythical beings, the Council, the governing body of the Mythical Realm, intervened and found prosperous matches for several of their subjects. Rather than create an act of treason, punishable by death, Isabelle and Liam agree to mate. The mating bond is sacred, but several disastrous incidents push them apart, starting with Liam’s desire to mate with another. When Liam finds out Isabelle’s secret, they agree to work together, but it will take more than a tentative friendship to keep evil from destroying them both.



I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card! For a chance to win, leave me a comment (with email) and tell me what is/was your favorite Halloween costume (either to see, to wear, dress your kids in, etc!)

I’ll choose a winner on Sunday, November 2!

Good Luck Everyone and HAPPY HOWLOWEEN!!


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