Monday, 15 September 2014

Employee of the Month - #BookReleaseBlitz #Romance @TraceyRogers

Tracey Rogers is out with a new Release, Emplyee of the Month. 

Check out the blurb, teasers and excerpt and don't forget to connect with Tracey on social media.



Employee of the Month by +Tracey Rogers

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance

Digital ISBN: 9781940744414

Length: Category

Publication Date: September 15, 2014

Price: $4.50

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Blurb

Some rules are made to be broken…

Rule
number 1:  No touching


Rule
number 2:  No kissing

Rule
number 3:  Never, ever, fall in love

Holly Wilder finds some of those rules pretty difficult to follow during her boss’s
visits to present the Employee of the Month award.



A relationship between them is prohibited, and even if it wasn’t, Holly has no intention of ever falling in love again. But that doesn’t stop her from craving Max’s touch.


Hotel owner Max Lazzari never expected to break his own rules, especially when they are so important to him. But sexy employee Holly is too hard to resist. Their
no-strings, secret arrangement fits in perfectly with his no-commitment plan. A
plan to ensure that no woman will ever again have the opportunity to hurt him.

Sizzling nights together mean Holly and Max start looking forward to the monthly visits more and more. Until they are both brought down to earth with a bump—a
pregnancy one!

Will rule breaking lead to broken hearts?


Content Warning: contains sensual sex and some strong language

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Excerpt

Holly carried a tray holding freshly ground coffee. The plush carpeted corridor absorbed the tension in her legs as she headed to Max Lazzari’s office. Dragging air deep into her lungs, she inhaled the aroma of coffee, allowing it to invigorate her senses.


Must be professional, she reminded her lust-filled brain, though her body’s reactions were refusing to comply.


Balancing the tray on one of her not quite controlled arms, Holly sucked in a breath before knocking on the door.


“Come in.” His deep tone made her tray wobble. She watched with wide eyes as the coffee almost sloshed over the rim of the cup, then watched how the ripples of liquid aftershock mirrored the way her insides felt.


Complete turmoil.


She opened the door and looked at the man with his dark head dipped to the computer screen. “Your coffee, Mr. Lazzari.” The door fell closed behind her. Her brow furrowed when she spotted the full coffee pot plugged into the machine behind him.


His keen green eyes, hooded beneath long lashes, were lifted up at her.


She carried the tray over to set it on the desk. “I believe you wanted to speak to me about an upcoming function. Which function would that be?”


He rose, startling her. Her shaky fingers still gripped the tray, but now her hold whitened her knuckles. The cup rattled.


“This one,” his husky voice said. With a grin he took her chin in his hand and captured her mouth with his. He dropped his hand, bracing both of them on the desk to kiss her more thoroughly, more deeply.


Holly allowed arousal to cascade through her, absorbing the softness and skill of his lips as he teased and swept, offering her the taste she’d been craving. She lifted her hand to thread her fingers through the dark hair at his nape.


God, she’d been waiting for this.

Arching closer, her thighs dug hard into the desk edge. She tilted her head, inviting him deeper. If her darned pencil skirt wasn’t so tight she’d have crawled over the desk by now. She heard a soft groan. Hers.


“Missed me?” Max chuckled as he gave her his now
familiar lopsided grin. The one she held in her memory to help her through the
weeks.

“I did,” she confirmed, frowning as she mourned the loss of his lips. “There was an extra day in this month.”


She rested her palms over his jaw, covering the dimples in his tanned cheeks. She liked the feel of his smooth, clean shaven skin, the warmth against her needy hands.


“But you broke the rules, Mr. Lazzari. Absolutely no touching at work, remember?”



Author Bio

Usually found with a pen in my hand, or my head in a book, I’m a contemporary romance author who also thinks fangs and wings are a very attractive accessory.

A devourer of books from an early age, imagination was my best discovery. I
spent much of my childhood stepping into wardrobes, searching for that magical
snowy world where conversing with animals would be expected. When I wasn’t
searching for those worlds, I wrote about them instead. My first step into the
world of romance was when I stole sneak peeks into my nana’s books. I’m still
in that world and I refuse to leave.

I live in Staffordshire, UK, with my husband and three wonderful children.
An avid reader and writer of romance, I strongly believe that words make the
world go around. I like nothing more than to be swept away by the words on a
page. I hope I can sweep you away too.

You can find me here:


Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Goodreads | StreetTeam


Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. If you leave me a comment, you remain unforgettable!
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#RomanceQuotesMonday30

A sweet and romantic Monday to you, My weekend was relaxed and leisurely.

On Romance Quotes today, I have selected four heart-warming romance quotes to help you appreciate the love of your life. Cherish them as I do.

RomQuote #1

Movie: Love Actually (2003)


“But for now, let me say — without hope or agenda, just because it’s Christmas and at Christmas you tell the truth — to me, you are perfect. And my wasted heart will love you. Until you look like this [picture of a mummy]. Merry Christmas.”



—Mark (Andrew Lincoln) to Juliet (Keira Knightley)
RomQuote #2

Movie: Nothinghill (1999)

"Don't forget I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

Anna (Julia Roberts) to William (Hugh Grant).




More quotes are available @ Moviequotes.com

RomQuote #3

Movie: Blue Valentine (2010)

Dean said 


"I feel like men are more romantic than women. When we get married we marry,
like, one girl, 'cause we're resistant the whole way until we meet one girl and we think I'd be an idiot if I didn't marry this girl she's so great. But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kinda pick the best option;'Oh he's got a good job.' I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who's got a good job and is gonna stick around." 





RomQuote #4

Movie: Meet Joe Black (1998) 

William Parrish said


"Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way
back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I'm not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, honey, there's no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven't lived a life at all. But you have to try, cause if you haven't tried, you haven't lived."





Read more quotes @ MovieQuotesandMore

Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. If you leave me a comment, you remain unforgettable!
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Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.






Saturday, 13 September 2014

#Brides From #Africa #HausaBride #Northern #Nigeria

Welcome to Brides From Africa.

There are weddings bells ringing around the globe and Northern Nigeria isn't an exception.

I bring you stunning brides from Northern Nigeria in West Africa.





In the northern states of Nigeria, brides undergo the wedding Fatiha ceremony.  At the Fatiha, the groom formally asks for the bride’s hand in marriage and her bride price is paid.



To enhance the bride's beauty, her body is adorned with lalia form of body art. Unlike a tattoo, the lali is temporary and washes off after sometime. See the beautiful lali on the bride's hands and feet.




More photos @ Heartminders.co.uk and @ Bellanaija.com


The bride undergoes Budan Kai. This means “Unveiling of the Bride”. This is organized by the groom's family to honour and welcome the bride to her new family.

You can find more @ NigerianWeddingBlog.com
Thank you for visiting. Please leave me a comment.

If you have bridal photos to share from your place, send it to me via email and I'll share it here and give you credit. I love romance and swooning over bride photos is my hobby.
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Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.










Friday, 12 September 2014

Making Scandal is hot #NewRelease #Giveaway @KiruTaye

I love Fridays! A very prolific writer friend of mine, Kiru Taye is out with a smoking hot new release titled, Making Scandal.

Making Scandal is the sequel to Keeping Secrets of the Essien triology.

Kiru is on a generous spending spree for you amazing readers. She is giving away $20 Amazon gift card and other goodies. Check out an excerpt, teasers, the dreamcast and link up with Kiru via the social media links below.

And don't forget to read Keeping Secrets too.



Making Scandal by +Kiru Taye, Author

The Essien Trilogy, Book 2

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Multicultural

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BLURB

Sassy, successful Faith Brown has earned her place in the boardroom
through hard work and sheer ambition. Making family is not on her agenda when
there are businesses to develop and competitors to outdo.

So when a casual affair with smooth and irresistible tycoon Mark Essien leads to an unplanned pregnancy, she’s determined not to make the mistakes her mother made by living
with a man just for the sake of her child.

For Mark, personal matters have no place in the boardroom. Spotting the perfect opportunity, he ruthlessly launches a takeover bid for Faith’s Investment Brokerage firm.

Finding out he’ll soon be a father, he knows he can’t let the indomitable and sexy Faith go through with her plans of single parenthood. All gloves are off. He’ll seduce her by any tactic necessary if it means his child doesn’t suffer the same stigma he did as a child.


With the media dogging their affairs in the boardroom and the bedroom, they find that making family is harder than making scandal.

BUY LINKS

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble / Smashwords

DREAMCAST



TEASERS






EXCERPT

Faith's cheeks heated and she half-laughed, half-coughed in a self-conscious manner. Her body still tingled as if it finally woke up from a long sleep. A really long sleep.


"Of course, I wasn’t expecting that finally getting you to loosen up will get me so out of control I was going to explode within seconds like a teenager."


How could he say that or even expect her to believe it? In the past year, he hadn’t exactly been lonely. Unlike her. He shouldn’t pretend this was more than it was. Sex. Lust. That’s all they had.


She rolled over, trying to cover herself up in a semblance of decency. The thought of him with other women had her heart clenching tightly.


"If I believe that, I’ll believe anything." She pulled herself up and away from him. "You forget that your pictures have been splashed over the papers with different
women hanging on your arms this past year."

The mattress depressed as he sat on the edge. Tendrils of his heat curled around her.
Breathing saturated her lungs with his spice. Need bubbled in her veins. She
closed her eyes, hating the tightness in her chest.

Remember, this is just sex. It doesn’t matter how many women he’s been with this past year.


Bullshit. Her hands clenched into fists, tightening on the seams of her clothes.

"Yes, I’ve attended events with women all because you refuse to be seen publicly with me. I would rather have had you as my escort on those occasions."


Fingers, steel bands, wrapped around her ankles and tugged. Eyes flying open, she gulped in air and slid down the bed on her back until her legs straddled his hips. One by one, he removed her shoes and massaged her bare feet. His fingers worked
blissful magic. She purred, to her dismay.

"But I haven’t had sex with another woman since I met you at that conference in Jo’burg."

CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You reach Kiru via her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest

Follow her blog
for latest news and giveaways:
http://kirutayewrites.blogspot.com

Read book
excerpts and free short stories on her
website:
http://www.kirutaye.com

Link to her Amazonauthor page

GIVEAWAY

Kiru is running a contest during the book tour. She is giving away a $20 Gift card, one Making Scandal T-Shirt, one Essien Trilogy cap and a signed copy of A Valentine Challenge. For your chance to win, complete the rafflecopter entries. This contest is open internationally to eligible entrants over 18 years or as applicable in their country of residence.

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CATCH UP ON THE OTHER ESSIEN TRILOGY BOOK
Keeping Secrets is 99cents /77pence for a limited time only


Have you ever loved someone and
didn’t even know it?

That’s the dilemma facing Felix
Essien when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful
and sensual woman he’s ever known. He cannot remember her or their wedding. He
who had sworn never to get married or to give his heart to another. Yet he
feels an intense bond with her that he intends to explore fully.

Ebony can’t believe her good
fortune when her paper husband wakes not remembering the temporary marriage
arrangement with no intimacies he’d proposed but is now the adoring husband
she’s always dreamt of.

She plans to make the most of the passion blossoming between
them. However would he still feel that way when he regains his memory and
realises she’s been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it
is.


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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

You Cried With Me #MidWeekTease9 #MWTease #KissMyLips

Hello! Welcome to a new round of sexy MidWeek Tease hosted by Sandra Bunino.

Every Wednesday on MidWeek Tease, writers and authors share a bit from their published work or work-in-progress.

One of my current WIP - Kiss My Lips (A sequel to Stolen Valentine Kiss) is moving along so fast, I'm left gasping! The last two chapters are underway.

Last week from Kiss My Lips, you met Lorna pushing Logan to his lustful limit and putting a spin on their promise to stay sex-free before the wedding.

In this scene, Lorna has had a run in with her dad, her aunt thought it wise to intervene and Logan shows his subtle side.

Enjoy The Teaser!

KISS MY LIPS - Teaser 
(Sequel to Stolen Valentine Kiss)

Aunt Nneka went to Lorna, wrapped her hands around her niece and whispered in her ears.

"I know. I love you so much, Lorna. Shhshh. Everything is going to be just fine, I promise, Lorna. I promise," she said in solemn voice.

To Lorna's shock, her father didn't challenge the accusations she had flung at him. Instead, he bowed his head and his breakfast was left untouched.

She almost asked, what happened to the man who talked tough and nearly split the table in half yesterday?

The door bell sounded.

Lorna lifted her teary face out of her aunt's arms.

"Who else are you expecting this morning? You have more surprises in store for me, auntie?"

Instead of answering the question, her aunt glanced over at her brother.

"Please get the door, Kanu. I'll quickly get changed. Make my guest welcome. Will you?"

Lorna looked from the woman rushing off to her father striding towards the front door. She plucked out tissue from her bag, wiped off streaks of wet mascara and sat on the bar stool by the kitchen island. She poured herself a glass of mango juice and was sipping the drink when her father came back with Logan in tow.

The glass slipped out of her right fingers but she rescued it with her left hand. Her stomach muscles contracted instantly. Her feet rushed ahead and she threw herself into Logan's outstretched arms.

He scented of warm balsam. She inhaled as her head rested on the hard plane of his chest wall. Pure joy leaked out of her heart, flooding her entire body. The arms holding her were all taut muscle and strength. She wrapped her arms round his silk shirt and burst into tears.

"Maybe I should leave you two," her father excused, walking in the direction of the second guest bedroom through the hallway.

Logan guided his fiancee to the sofa. He sat down and pulled her down to sit across
Emotional Logan
his thighs.

Lorna sobbed. Logan let her cry. From time to time, he wiped her face. Through her tears, she saw a tiny trickle of moisture down one lane of his cheek.

"Are you crying, Logan?" She asked, not quite sure he understood her pain. She wiped one finger over the wetness and then, she saw another small tear, drop out of his right eye.

With her face only inches from his, Lorna kissed his lips. The kiss was raw and hungry as her tongue plunged into his mouth, demanding and taking. Her nipples stiffened in her body-hugging sun yellow top.

Logan's arms crashed around her shoulders and the tough wall of his chest teased her nipples taut and she pressed her breasts into his torso. His tongue dipped into her mouth, taking control and sending flickers of burning heat through her thighs.

"Your dad and aunt are here, sweetheart. Do you want me to show them how much you mean to me?" Logan's sensible words brought her back to her aunt's living room. And she leaned her head on his forehead.

"When I saw the tear drop from your eye, fireworks exploded in my chest. You cried with me, Logan," she said in awe.

"Did I?" Logan shrugged, running one finger across her lips. "Love is a strange emotion, Lorna. Your pain is my pain and your joy is mine."

Copyright Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku 2014


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Here's the blurb for Book 1 - Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series)

One broken heart. Two grieving minds.

To Lorna Ibe, Departmental Manager with one of London's multi-channel retailers,

Valentine's Day lost its romantic flavour years ago. An unplanned holiday to New Jersey is her perfect getaway from the stress and emotional turmoil locked in her heart, just what she needs to take her mind off her troubles. That's until she runs into Logan.

Magazine publisher, Logan Blake has had his fair share of stress in the past few years. When his sister asks him to drop off old clothes to charity, he has a minor accident in front of the charity shop where Lorna volunteers. When he sets eyes on her bare midriff as she wipes the display window, he clears his busy schedule to volunteer his time. Two burdened hearts afraid to get entwined.

One Stolen Valentine Kiss. Will Valentine season bring them romance or will their fears keep them apart?

Stolen Valentine Kiss is available on Amazon and on Smashwords



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Please show some love for my fellow teasing friends by checking out more Midweek Teasers via Sandra Bunino's Blog.

Flirty & Feisty Romance...wishes you a flirty week.

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Monday, 8 September 2014

#RomanceQuotesMonday29

These beautiful Mondays roll by fast. Happy Romance Quotes Monday.

Every Monday on Romance Quotes, I bring you words to evoke and stoke raw passion in your thoughts for the one person who holds your heart in his or her hands.

To spice up your relationship this week and to make you long for that all important wedding proposal, I have picked out romantic quotes from Flirty & Feisty Romance Seventh Novel - Stolen Valentine Kiss, to provoke you to act. I can safely confess that I'm in love with Logan Blake! *wink*

Enjoy.

RomQuotes #1

"Please share my life with me. You bring me indescribable joy and peace I never knew existed...I'm nothing without you. God knows I don't deserve you, but for the sake of the kiss we shared and the love you've brought into my life, say yes."


Generous and charming Logan
RomQuotes #2

Be my wife...share my life and give me the opportunity to share yours. Let us write our story together."


Enchanting and flirty Lorna
RomQuotes #3

I want more than a stolen kiss my darling. Your heart is where I want to be. Will you let me in?"



All quotes are Logan's words to Lorna in Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series Book #1)




Holiday Series Book 2 is coming soon!


Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. If you leave me a comment, you remain unforgettable!
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Thursday, 4 September 2014

#Bride From #Africa #KenyanBride

On Brides From Africa today, I'm showcasing stunning traditional brides from the East African country of Kenya!

Kenya is a popular wedding destination as couples often pair their wedding day with the holiday of a lifetime. The country is famous for the thrills of a luxury safari and the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Traditional wedding in Kenya involves varied practices.


Among the Pokot, the groom circles the bride's wrist with a leather wedding band.

Below are photos of NBA star Dirk Nowitzki who recently married his Kenyan bride in a traditional ceremony.


Photos are courtesy of Mwakilishi.com
Members of the Samburu tribe cross wooden sticks during the wedding ceremony. The practice symbolizes the marriage will grow deep, have lasting roots, and maintain the strength and natural life force of trees.

Before the official marriage ceremony is performed among the Rendille, the girl's earlobes will be pierced and she will have some tattoos applied to her body.
Photos is from Confetti.co.uk

To read more about Kenya traditional wedding, visit AfricanWeddingTraditions.com
Let me leave you with this Kenyan proverb - If you laugh at your mother-in-law, you'll get dirt in your eye.

Thank you for visiting. Please leave me a comment.

If you have bridal photos to share from your place, send it to me via email and I'll share it here and give you credit. I love romance and swooning over bride photos is my hobby.
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Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.










Wednesday, 3 September 2014

I know Your Weakness #HolidaySeries #MWTease8 #Romance @WLC

Another round of sexy MidWeek Tease hosted by Sandra Bunino is here.

Every Wednesday on MidWeek Tease, writers and authors share a bit from their published work or work-in-progress.

One of my current WIP - Holiday Series Book 2 (A sequel to Stolen Valentine Kiss) is heating up nicely. I have made progress in writing (just breezed through the half way mark) yippee!

There's more good news to share with you. I have a title for Book 2 called KISS MY LIPS. What do you think?

On my previous tease from Holiday Series Book 2, you met Lorna and Logan struggling to keep their hands from each other's pants in their bid to stay sex-free before the wedding. An almost impossible situation.



This week, I want to continue with a follow-up teaser from KISS MY LIPS (A sequel to Stolen Valentine Kiss).

In this scene, Lorna's 'worried' about Logan's weaknesses. Read Logan's response.

Savour The Teaser!

KISS MY LIPS - Teaser 
(Sequel to Stolen Valentine Kiss)

Logan covered her arms with his and held her gaze. "I love your spirit, you know, the way you try almost anything. Thank you."

"Hey! Stop being so sweet. I'm still searching for your weaknesses, Logan," she quipped, her gaze trekking round the restaurant. "Oh yes, how could I have forgotten one major weakness of yours?"

Logan's hand on her arm clenched, a bemused look on his face. "I'm listening," he murmured in a husky tone.

"You're easy to flirt with," Lorna replied, her eyes briefly hooded, "Which means you can get carried away when tempted by a determined woman." Her polished fingernails raked his palms and his grip tightened around her wrists.

With one look over his shoulder to check there was no waiter nearby, he whispered, his gaze unflinching.

"I'm clearly unable to resist your seductive charm, Lorna," he agreed, lifting one hand in surrender. "But no other woman, I repeat, no other woman comes close to igniting even a spark here," he pointed to his head first and then to the left side of his chest.

Underneath the table, Lorna ran her toes from his knee to his feet and back up to his knee again.

"You're my aphrodisiac, Logan. Right now, all I can think about is being thrown across your bed and driven wild with passion," her eyes glazed over as she spoke.

"If you continue teasing me, Lorna, I won't stop until I make you mine and until you scream out my name in the throes of ecstasy," Logan promised.

"Your main course," the waiter called out.


Copyright Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku 2014


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Here's the blurb for Book 1 - Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series)

One broken heart. Two grieving minds.

To Lorna Ibe, Departmental Manager with one of London's multi-channel retailers,

Valentine's Day lost its romantic flavour years ago. An unplanned holiday to New Jersey is her perfect getaway from the stress and emotional turmoil locked in her heart, just what she needs to take her mind off her troubles. That's until she runs into Logan.

Magazine publisher, Logan Blake has had his fair share of stress in the past few years. When his sister asks him to drop off old clothes to charity, he has a minor accident in front of the charity shop where Lorna volunteers. When he sets eyes on her bare midriff as she wipes the display window, he clears his busy schedule to volunteer his time. Two burdened hearts afraid to get entwined.

One Stolen Valentine Kiss. Will Valentine season bring them romance or will their fears keep them apart?

Stolen Valentine Kiss is available on Amazon and on Smashwords



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Thanks for reading this week's teaser. Please leave me your comments.

Please show some love for my fellow teasing friends by checking out more Midweek Teasers via Sandra Bunino's Blog.

Flirty & Feisty Romance...wishes you a flirty week.

******

Flirty & Feisty Romance 

Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.