Books, Photos & a little bit of everything else: Aug 27

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  • Lily and the Duke by Helen Hardt: Release Day Blitz & Giveaway
  • Prim and Proper by Barbara Cutrera: Cover Reveal
  • Sasha by Rae Matthews: Cover Reveal & Giveaway
Book: Lily and the Duke
Author: Helen Hardt
Genre: Victorian Romance
Lily and the Duke
Sex and the Season One
Wiltshire, England 1845
Lady Lily Jameson is thrilled to attend a house party given by Daniel Farnsworth, the Duke of  Lybrook, but not because he’s the most eligible bachelor in the peerage. Her only interest is his famous art collection, which reputedly includes a painting by her favorite artist, Jan Vermeer.
Daniel, duke only by virtue of the untimely deaths of his father and older brother, wants nothing to do with his new duties. He’d rather continue his rakish ways. When he finds the lovely Lily sneaking  around the property in search of his art collection, sparks fly.
Despite her father’s wishes, Lily has no intention of marrying. She wants to travel the world to gain real life inspiration for her painting and writing. And what could be better worldly experience than a passionate affair with the notorious Duke of Lybrook?
But circumstances may change the game and the players…and danger lurks, as well.


Helen Hardt is an attorney and stay-at-home mom turned award-winning author. She’s been writing stories since the first grade, when her aspiring writer father encouraged her and gave her a small metal file cabinet with “Helen’s Story Box” written on it in permanent marker. She began her first novel, a young adult romance, in the eighth grade. Although it will never see the light of day, she still has the manuscript that she typed on the old IBM Selectric.
She stopped writing to attend college and law school. She met her real-life hero in law school, and they live in Colorado with her two teenage sons. Helen writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and erotic romance. Her non-writing interest include Harley rides with her husband, attending her sons’ sports and music performances, traveling, and Taekwondo (she’s a blackbelt.)


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Cover Reveal

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Book Title: Prim & Proper
Author: Barbara Cutrera
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 16, 2014
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Synopsis

Sean Proper, the youngest principal ever to head the renowned Kensington Academy, knows he’s smart and driven to succeed, but he has no idea he’s also living proof that miracles do happen. Unaware of the truth, he can’t foresee how radically his life will be altered by his introduction to Prim Aurora, a businesswoman whose past is shrouded in mystery. Each having extremely different and unusual upbringings, neither Sean nor Prim ever intend to become seriously involved in any romantic relationship. Prim’s inexplicable fears, Sean’s need to be in control, and the appearance of a dead body in the Aurora family home will test the passion and love between them. As their relationship is jeopardized by past events and a killer still on the loose, their determination and commitment to their dream of a life spent together is threatened. Only elusive revelations regarding the secrets in Prim’s past and the circumstances relating to the miracle surrounding Sean’s birth can provide Prim and Proper with the promise of a happy future.

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They had barely made it inside and closed and locked the door behind them when Sean took Prim’s face in his hands and kissed her. She rested her palms on his chest then slid her hands down and undid his pants. He was quickly naked in the center of the room, although she remained fully clothed.

“Wait,” she declared. “Don’t go anywhere.”

Sean chuckled and asked her where she thought he was going to go. He watched her walk back towards the master bedroom, listened as she moved around in the room, and savored the sight of her walking back to him. He noted she wasn’t wearing her shoes anymore and deduced that she was probably not wearing anything else except the gown.

As she slipped her arms around his neck, Prim urged him to make love to her. When he pointed out it would ruin her dress, she pointed out that her dress could be cleaned. When he asked her what would happen if they tore it, she answered that it could be stitched.

“What if I tear it off you and it can’t be repaired?”

She kissed him and murmured, “I love this dress, and I’m glad you love it, too. But it’s a dress. If it gets destroyed because of what we do while I’m wearing it, then I won’t regret it.”

Meet the Author

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Barbara Cutrera is an author who writes in various genres, including contemporary romance, fantasy romance, romantic suspense, fiction, and mystery. A member of the Romance Writers of America and the Florida Writers’ Association, Cutrera was born and raised in Louisiana and moved to Florida with her family in 2004. She works with the visually-impaired and is visually-impaired herself. She believes our minds are only limited by the restrictions we place upon them.

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SASHA
Author: Rae Matthews
Series: Mixed Drinks, Book 1
Genre: Romance | Comedy | Drama

 

~ SYNOPSIS ~
When it comes to relationships, I have really bad luck. Each time I meet a guy, I cross my fingers and hope he is at least half way normal. I’m so tired of dealing with crybabies and freak shows that I could just scream. At this point, I’m so close to just joining a convent, taking the vow of chastity, and calling it quits with men entirely. Well, I probably don’t need to go to that extreme… I mean who am I kidding? There’s no way could I be a nun. But becoming an old crotchety lady with 20 cats lurking around? Now THAT is a definite possibility. That was until I saw him, my brown-eyed stallion man, swooping in to save me from an unforeseen wrinkly old balls attack, and then… he is gone. Well, not gone completely, because I can’t stop fantasizing about him.
I fantasize about him so much that when I finally did see him again, I made a complete and total ass of myself. Several times in fact. How I did not drop dead of embarrassment right then and there is beyond me.
So, remember I said I have really bad luck? Well, sit back, grab a glass of wine or your favorite mixed drink, and let me tell you how it all started, and how it all ends…
 
 
 ~ COVER DESIGNER ~
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~ RELEASE DATE ~ 
September 25th!

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~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ 
Rae Matthews
Rae Matthews is a Minnesota native who moved to Wisconsin in 2002 for a guy of all things. I mean, who does that and doesn’t live to regret it.
Rae is an awesome wife, a cool step-mother, a loyal friend, a super fantastic sister and a huge goofball. She loves to see people smile, laugh and generally enjoy life.
Rae loves to tell stories to friends and loved ones and is finally ready to share her stories with the world.
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~ GIVEAWAY ~
***OPEN TO US MAILING ADDRESSES ONLY***
THREE WINNERS!!
Two Winners get a SIGNED PAPERBACK each
ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER gets:
1 Signed Paperback
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SASHA Swag Pack (see pic) which includes:
1) Wine glass
2) Shaker
3) Koozie
4) Mouse Pad
5) Bottle Opener
6) Shot Glass
7) Boot (mini manicure set)
8) Necklace
9) 3 Signed Paperback (not shown in pic)
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