Monday, November 21, 2016

Bewitching Holiday Extravaganza!


Bewitching Book Tours has put together another fantastic holiday event.

This will be a multi-genre blog tour: A Very Scary Christmas (Horror), Fangs for the Holidays (PNR and UF), Hot for the Holidays (erotica), and Christmas Kisses (Romance). You'll be sure to find exactly the books you want in your stocking this year!

We'll also be hosting a three day Facebook party December 14 to 16. (I'm the first host up, from 10am to 12 noon on Wed, December 14!) 

CLICK HERE to RSVP...Facebook will send you a remainder closer to the day.

I also want to give a huge holiday shout-out to all the book blogs that are participating in the event. If you have a few moments, be sure to stop by and check out their sites. Thank you, book bloggers, for sharing THE HEARTBEAT THIEF with your readers!

(Don't forget...scroll down to the Rafflecopter to enter an easy giveaway.)


November 22
Literary Musings



November 28
Whiskey With My Book

November 29
Books, Dreams, Life

November 30
Leigh Anderson

December 1
Fang-tastic Books

December 2
The Book Junkie Reads 

December 5
Sapphyria's Book Reviews

December 6
Books N Pearls

December 7
T's Stuff

December 8
Illuminite Caliginosus

December 9
The Cubicle Escapee

December 12
Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

December 13
Ogitchida Kwe's Book Blog

December 14
Hart's Romance Pulse

December 15
All in One Place

December 16
Urban Fantasy Investigations

December 19
fuonlyknew 

December 19
I Smell Sheep (review)

December 20
Butterfly-o-Meter Books

December 21
Queen of All She Reads  

December 22
Curling Up By the Fire

December 22
Mello and June, It's a Book Thang! 

December 23
Share My Destiny



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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Holidays Giveaway...romance is in the air!


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Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Pirate’s Lady by Tricia Schneider: Excerpt and Giveaway!


One of my favorite things to do is spotlight other authors when they have new work to share. In this case, I am doubly blessed...not only is Tricia Schneider my fellow Wild Rose Press author, she's also a beloved friend. She has been one of the biggest sources of inspiration to me along my writer's road. I'm thrilled to share her newest achievement with you!

Tricia Schneider captured my heart with her Merriweather Witches a long time ago... Recently, she has released a new historical romance. Gorgeous cover, gorgeous story. *hearts* I hope you enjoy the excerpt! (And make sure you enter the giveaway down at the end...)

The Pirate’s Lady by Tricia Schneider



Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Publication Date: November 11, 2016

Cover Artist: RJ Morris



ISBN: 978-1-5092-1065-7

ASIN:  B01LZU45G4



Rating: Spicy

Number of pages: 70

Word Count: 16,330







About the Book



Captain Marco Dante was captured and sentenced to hang two years ago, but he escaped before his punishment was carried out. Now he's come back to the woman whose memory kept him alive those long months in prison. Arianne had been his grand passion, but he failed to see how much she meant to him until it was too late. Can he recapture her heart? Or has he lost her forever?



Arianne never imagined she’d see her notorious pirate lover again. Though her heart sings with joy at his return, she knows he hasn't come back for her but for the treasure he left behind. She agrees to help him find it, but can her heart withstand one more adventure with him?





Excerpt



“I have a life here now.”


“There’s nothing for you here. Your place is by my side. In your heart, you know ’tis true.”


She looked away, turning her gaze to the ocean’s waves pounding the beach with hypnotic rhythm. A few moments ago, she sat here, mulling over her life’s misfortunes and attempting to reach a decision about her future.


Her fate.


Arianne shook her head. “I no longer travel your path. You sail without me, my friend.”



She pushed her bare toes into the grainy sand and stood, brushing the remaining sand that clung to her petticoats. In the silence of the crashing waves, she turned and walked away.



Inside, her heart bled. Yet, she deserved no better. Her life led to this heartache. That she walked away from this man now, after all this time only confirmed it.



“Arianne, you’re coming with me.”



His serious tone warned her of his intentions. She spun to face him, unsheathing her sword in time to block his attack. The sound of metal striking metal pierced the moonlit darkness. Her ears rang with the sound.



They stood, neither moving. She stared into his eyes. “You would take me by force?”



“Never by force,” his voice lowered to a growl. “You will come willingly.” And he smiled, that knowing one she hated.



She let out a howl of outrage and swung her sword. He easily blocked. They stepped a deadly dance of striking blades, until again they were trapped by heated gazes.



Her breathing was heavy, labored, filled with excitement. She looked at his lips, wanting to taste them but knowing she dared not. Her will was never strong around him. With one touch she might lose herself and want him again for forever. But that dream would never be achievable with Marco.



With him, she’d always be alone.



“Come with me, Arianne.”



“No.”


She pushed away and again they danced. Her feet moved lightly as she sprang, her petticoats swirling with each movement though she hoped they would not entangle her legs. Her arm swung with lithe movements as she fought. She equaled him with skill and grace. Each time their swords clashed, the noise pierced her soul. That she fought him was a testament to her determination to escape his tyranny over her heart. She could not succumb to him again.


As they battled, a sheen of sweat appeared upon his brow. The exposed skin of his chest glistened in the moonlight. His arms flexed as he swung his sword. His grace, his power, his energy seduced her.


Her heart pounded. Her skin ached to touch his. The heat in her lower regions grew to a fiery inferno.

She trembled.


Again, they locked blades.


They stood a moment, staring. His gaze burned into her soul. She licked the salty sweat from her upper lip, and his eyes followed the movement with utter fascination.


He pushed their swords away. With his free hand, he grabbed her shoulder, pulling her tight against his chest. Arianne tilted her head to look into his eyes. The blue depths called to her, like the ocean’s waves licking at her feet. The yearning to go to him was too great. She hadn’t the will to fight.













About the Author:

Tricia Schneider is an author of historical, paranormal and gothic romance. Before the supernatural took possession of her pen, she worked for several years as Assistant Manager and bookseller at Waldenbooks. After the store closed, she turned to writing fiction full-time. She has written both short stories and full-length novels published by The Wild Rose Press, including her newest book, The Pirate's Lady, and her historical paranormal romance series, The Merriweather Witches. Tricia is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives in the Pennsylvania coal region with her musician husband, their 4 young children and 3 rescued cats.










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