Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Blog Tour, Guest Post: A Wife in Every Sense by Joanne Walsh

A Wife in Every Sense by Joanna Walsh
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: September 14th, 2015 by Entangled Publishing

Kate Burrows is crushing on her boss big time. Aleksei Aleksanou is tall, dark, and every inch the image of a classic Greek god—if said Greek god was incredibly sexy, rich, and a complete player. The only way she can get over him is by quitting her job and seeing the world...once she indulges in one wickedly-hot night with him.

Only now she's pregnant.

Aleksei is furious when Kate arrives on the small Greek island of Naxea and tries to hide the truth for him. He takes matters into his own hands—by announcing the pregnancy to his family and asking her to marry him. Now Kate must decide if she can marry the man of her hottest, sexiest dreams...knowing she will never be the wife of his heart. 


About the Author

Joanne Walsh became hooked on romance when her grandma gave her a copy of Gone with the Wind for her birthday. The teachers at her strict girls' school didn't approve of reading such a 'racy' novel and confiscated it. But Joanne had been introduced to Rhett Butler and so began her life-long love affair with the rogue alpha hero. She became a voracious romance reader and, later, enjoyed a long career as an editor for one of the world's leading women's fiction publishers, where she collaborated with some wonderful writers.

These days, Joanne lives in the south of England and divides her time between working as a freelance fiction editor and writing romance, and spending time with her very own real-life hero...

Guest Post

Why I Love an Alpha Hero by Joanne Walsh

Hi, I’m Joanne and I’m an alphaholic!  I’ve always loved romances where the hero is an alpha male.  My addiction started when my grandmother gave me her copy of Gone with the Wind (1936 first edition!) and I encountered Rhett Butler: tall, dark, handsome, wiley and wealthy, with that indefinable charisma and a touch of the boy-gone-bad. And I’ve been hooked ever since.

Some people tell me loving alpha heroes is bad for me—they’re all the same and not very nice.  But I don’t think so.  To me, the alpha is the ultimate in male heroism: strong, a natural leader, with high values and morals.  Okay, some can start out being a little arrogant and stubborn, maybe they’ll need to learn a lesson in how to love. But they’re good men at heart, and I adore the process of seeing them discovering this as they seek redemption.  If there’s an alpha male starring in a romance, you can guarantee the story will be fast paced and passionate; the man whom all women want, he’s a little harder to get, and the heroine will fall hard for him, with all the resulting delicious conflict and sexual tension!

When I found an opportunity in my life to realize a long-held ambition to write, I knew instantly that it would be romance, and that I would create alpha heroes of my own.  Aleksei Aleksanou, the Greek hero of A Wife in Every Sense is a classic alpha. Tough, driven, incredibly gorgeous and extremely rich, he’s quite traditional in his outlook. Deep down, he wants a wife whom he can protect, who will give him children he can nurture and indulge.  But Aleksei’s own childhood was marred by tragedy and a lack of love, so he cannot trust himself in relationships.  However, one night spent with Kate, his ex-personal assistant—who has secretly fallen for him—has unexpected consequences, and suddenly he’s faced with having to step up a plate filled with marriage and fatherhood.
I hope you will enjoy a little drop of alphaholism when you read A Wife in Every Sense, and also Aleksei’s journey to where he finally opens his heart.


Monday, September 14, 2015

Blog Tour w/ Giveaway: Take a Risk (bundle) by Robin Bielman!

Take a Risk (bundle) by Robin Bielman
Complete Novella Series
Available September 14th, 2015 from Entangled Publishing

The Take a Risk bundle by USA Today best selling author Robin Bielman includes three of her popular Take a Risk novellas plus an additional, never-before-published novella, One Night of Risk.
Worth the Risk Their love was ancient history...until their paths crossed again. Samantha Bennett put Dean Malloy out of her mind five years ago, when he broke her heart after a summer fling. But now he's back in her life, and ready to steal a heritage protection contract that could make or break her career–if he doesn't steal her heart first. Samantha's vowed to hate him, but it's more than anger heating the competition between them. With sparks flying across the conference table and sizzling in every touch, Dean proposes a weekend liaison. Anything to have Sam again–anything to get her out of his system. But the unresolved feelings between them complicate their personal and professional lives, and one wild weekend could turn into a disaster that would destroy the one job that means more to Samantha than anything. Risky Surrender She'll search for treasure but steal his heart. Lucy Davenport made a promise to her father and husband right before they died, and she's vowed to keep it any cost. But when she draws unwanted attention to her secret plans, she's forced to risk everything she's kept guarded. Because the man standing in her way threatens not only her goal but the walls she's carefully constructed around her heart. Keats McCall is an environmental preservationist navigating the globe on behalf of heritage protection. When he catches Lucy at his latest project, he suspects she's up to no good. She's secretive, sexy as hell–and has trouble written all over her. He devises a plan to keep her close so he can watch her. But what he isn't prepared for is just how close he wants to get. His Million-Dollar Risk Determined to make his latest preservation project on Route 66 a success, Connor Gibson will take any good press he can get–even if it means spending a week with a reporter. And even if it’s one from a publication he has good reason to hate. Connor certainly isn’t expecting a spontaneous and undeniably attractive blonde who makes him seriously hot for the press... Charlize Beckett is in deeeep trouble. This is her one chance to prove to her publisher dad that she's a serious journalist, even if she has to pretend she's someone else. Worse, is trying to maintain any objectivity with the way too charming Connor. She can't help but get into all kinds of sexy trouble with him. But by going off the record, Charlie is putting both her reputation and her heart on the line... One Night of Risk It's good girl Malia Davis's turn to be bad. Very bad. Malia has returned to Kauai to retrieve a piece of crystal her sick mother believes has healing properties. Malia thinks her only problem is accessing the “closed to the public” temple where the crystal is buried. She's wrong. She has an even bigger problem—the guy who broke her heart ten years ago. The guy she hates...and still wants oh-so-badly. A former Navy SEAL, security expert Clay Doherty is investigating the thefts at the temple. Malia's presence and the undeniable chemistry between them complicate matters. Certain that Malia is up to something, Clay will do whatever it takes to protect her...even if it means losing her for good.


About the Author

When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA Finalist, Robin Bielman loves to read, take hikes with her hubby, and frequent coffee shops. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun, relaxation, and inspiration. She loves to go on adventures, and has skydived, scuba dived, parasailed, gotten lost in the wilderness (and only suffered a gazillion bug bites for it) hiked to amazing waterfalls, and swam with dolphins. In her spare time she also tries to put her treadmill to good use while watching her favorite TV shows, indulges her sweet tooth, and plays a mean game of sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty dog, Harry.
Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real. She lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband and younger of two sons. Her oldest is out in the real word and she couldn’t be prouder. She loves to connect with readers. Get the scoop on Robin, her books, and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com


Hi everyone! Thank you Debbie, Raquel, Wanda and Damaris for having me here to celebrate my new boxed set release! I thought I’d share an excerpt from One Night of Risk with you today.

One Night of Risk is the fourth and final novella in my Take A Risk series, and a bonus to the newly bundled boxed set. Each book is a stand alone, but connected by my heritage protection heroes. Guys who are passionate about the environment and preserving history, and love adventure. Falling in love isn't on their radar, but my heroines’ trip them up…big time.

Excerpt from One Night of Risk…

Malia woke to the sound of rain tapping the window. She stretched her very satiated muscles and before waking fully, pictured Clay. His gaze full of warmth and passion; his incredible, naked body as he pushed inside her; his smile, the one filled with mischief when he reacted to something she said or did.
            Turning to her side in hopes of catching him in slumber, she opened her eyes and her heart bottomed out. She slid her hand over the cool, abandoned spot as her chest squeezed. She’d promised herself not to let him in, not to treat last night as anything special, but the tightness burning a hole behind her ribs said she’d failed epically at that.
            Of course he’d hightailed it out of here this morning. He’d agreed to stay the night, nothing more, and the stupid way her heart hurt was ridiculous.
            She rolled onto her back and pressed her fingers to her eyelids to push back the emotion threatening to spill out in tears she thought had dried up. She wasn’t a teenager anymore and could handle this.
            She didn’t regret their night together. Not for a single second.
            The only thing she regretted was not waking first and kissing him good-bye with a carefree attitude.
            She brought her arms down and pressed her palms into the mattress, taking a deep breath. She needed to put last night in the “win” column. Sex multiple times with a sexy man who had ninja-level seduction skills should probably be at the top of that column actually.
            The ache started to dissipate and she smiled.
Besides, she was here on a mission and the man in her bed last night compromised that. She sat up and glanced out the window. Early summer storms usually passed quickly, but digging in the mud wouldn’t be fun. And if Clay were onto her, which she suspected he was, she’d better not trespass again too soon. She wished he’d just come out and tell her he knew instead of waiting for her to come clean. Didn’t he realize how hard that was for her?
She closed her eyes and allowed herself one more vision of his gorgeous everything. One more thought. When she opened her eyes she wouldn’t spend another second thinking about Clay Doherty.
Only when she did lift her lids, she saw him standing in the doorway watching her. “Goddammit.”
The Clay in the doorway chuckled and said, “Good morning to you, too.”
She blinked, but he still stood there. In the flesh. Her forehead fell into her palm. Her heart did a shimmy. “I thought you were a mirage.”
He laughed again and the sound was altogether too delicious. “On a tropical island?” He moved into the room.
She shrugged.
“You thought I’d left.” The bed dipped as he sat and handed her a cup of something that smelled like hot chocolate with cinnamon.
His brows screwed up in disbelief.
“Can you blame me?”


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