Monday, July 1, 2013

SHOW AND TELL - show me your covers and tell me your blurbs - UPCOMING releases only.

It's been TOO LONG since I had some cover pretties arrive in my inbox. I'm due two. But prob not for a LONG while yet. This gives me a sad. So.... will you let me help celebrate your book cover pretty happies instead, and partake in a little show and tell?

Comment with a URL that leads DIRECTLY to a cover of an upcoming release of yours, and include the blurb, release date, and genre.


COVER: 1225834.jpg << notice DIRECT link to cover. Not blog or website. Just the cover.
GENRE: Shifter Paranormal Romance
Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand story.
BLURB: Barrett Simmons, head of security for the famous rock band, Lyric Hounds, has managed to avoid the band members’ less-than-subtle matchmaking attempts. Since the woman he loved was killed in action, his heart has been as dry and dusty as the sands she fell on. He doesn’t want to date, in fact he can’t think of anything worse. But he didn’t count on his sister, Melody, making a call to Madame Eve....

A car crash to two years ago left werewolf Saxon Reeves with amnesia and nightmares—but the nightmares aren’t of the crash. Instead she dreams of a soldier. A human soldier she can’t get out of her head. When her family pushes her to mate with a wolf from a neighboring pack, she decides to take one night, just for herself, and contacts 1Night Stand.

The last thing she expects when she walks through the door is to come face to face with her soldier....

All I ask is...
because there's no adult content warning on my blog


  1. What an awesome idea! My second novel will be released on July 4. Here's the info. Thank you!

    Cover image:

    Release date: July 4

    Genre: New Adult/Romance/Supernatural

    TWCS Publishing House

    “True love and sweet whispers, till death do us part;
    Send someone to love my Appalachian heart.”

    At the age of thirteen, Angelina Clark followed in the footsteps of her ancestors by casting an Appalachian love spell, which promised she would blossom into a beautiful and gifted woman who would find her true love. A young Angelina had been thrilled to participate in the sacred ritual, but through the years, her father’s untimely death and her mother’s failing health have shaken Angelina’s magical faith to its core. As her twenty-first birthday approaches, she refuses to practice her supernatural gifts and no longer believes in the love charm.

    That is, until Dylan Thomas arrives on her front porch.

    Dylan, a Nashville writer, travels to the mountain town of Maple Ridge to unearth the family’s supernatural secrets. While her clairvoyant mother is convinced that Dylan is her daughter’s soul mate, Angelina refuses to see the nosy reporter as anything more than a nuisance.

    Despite their constant bickering, sparks fly.

    Dylan admits he feels strangely drawn to Angelina and is in no hurry to leave Maple Ridge or publish his magazine article. Fearful that his emotions are being influenced by the spell, a stubborn Angelina struggles to fight her own budding attraction to the reporter.

    The two inevitably grow closer just as her mother’s health begins to deteriorate, and Angelina is faced with the possibility of selling the family’s music shop to pay the mounting medical expenses. Desperate to help the woman he loves, Dylan explores his own family tree and finds support from an unlikely source. Can he finally prove his love is real—spell or no spell?

    A story filled with love, friendship, family, and just a hint of Appalachian magic, Mountain Charm will leave you spellbound.

    1. Such a pretty cover! Love the moment captured - very romantic :D Thanks for sharing, Sydney xx and grats on the upcoming new release!!!

  2. Heather Long
    RELEASE DATE: June 28th
    GENRE: Military Romance, Western Escape
    Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand/Western Escape
    BLURB: Freewill bound…

    Greg Rainwater lost a piece of himself in the deserts of Iraq, a piece that his Shaman great-grandfather would call his soul. After months of grueling physical therapy at Mike’s Place, he’s still empty. When his discharge papers arrive, Greg has no idea where to go until A.J. calls and invites him to Freewill. The ranch turns out to be exactly what he needs—hard physical labor, horses, and the mountains soothe his injured soul. If only Old Man Crane’s granddaughter didn’t look at him with such scorn in her eyes… Determined to put her out of his mind, he signs up for a one-night stand.

    Under her skin…

    Stuck in Freewill, Georgia Crane gave up her own dreams to look after her grandfather. She hates small towns, she hates busybodies, and she really hates outsiders, but she adores her grandfather, so she stays. If only the old man wouldn’t keep wandering off. The self-proclaimed medicine man insists on walking the hills and the mountains, communing with nature and the spirits. Her frustration increases when a new arrival encourages his lunacy. Not content to hunger after the man replacing her in her grandfather’s affections, Georgia signs up for a one-night stand.

    Sexual healing…

    When Greg is paired with Georgia, his blood boils—the woman turns him inside out. Georgia’s as shocked as he is…after all, this is the guy her grandfather keeps wandering off with. Stuck together for the evening, distrust turns to attraction and irritation to desire, but can they bridge the distance in just one night?

    1. Love your marines! Thanks for sharing - such a blue and summery cover! :D LOVE IT

  3. Camilla's Consequences by Helena Harker

    erotic steampunk

    Blurb: Camilla is a sexual blackmailer. After a betrayal from her fiancĂ©, she spends her days exacting revenge against men who are unfaithful. Armed with an iron resolve, her Panoptoscope and a handbag filled with instruments of castigation, she becomes a formidable adversary. Her quest for revenge has hardened her heart, but a small part of her still thirsts for passion and the heat of a man’s touch.

    Hephaestus is a skilled metallurgist who hammers iron into any shape. When Camilla walks into his forge asking him to repair a pendant, flames of passion ignite between them. After Camilla receives letters that threaten to expose her, she seeks his protection as well as his love. However, in order to melt her heart, Hephaestus must resort to extreme measures to make her see that pardon, not punishment, is needed for love to grow and lust to be fulfilled.

    Inside Scoop: Camilla witnesses all manner of erotic behavior, including male/male and fem-dom encounters. Her approach is very unique, even to this steampunk world!

    1. what a cover!! Very sexy. And oh so goth, dark, and steampunky. LOVE IT.

      For folks who'd just like to click through to see the cover rather than buy link... use this link instead for Camilla's Consequences

  4. Just a reminder -

    This is all about sharing the love for book cover pretties for books not yet released.

  5. Hi JoAnne :-) Thanks for the sharing the great idea.

    My paranormal book Titled Azrael's Light releases July 4th

    Siren Publishing


    Diane, a former goddess, wants nothing to do with the immortal world or its inhabitants. She’s living on Earth, posing as a bartender and couldn’t be more content. That is, until a tall, dark, and dangerous Soul Runner storms in and turns her world upside down.
    Azrael’s confused by a beautiful little barmaid who appears to be human, but something’s not quite right. He doesn’t know which frustrates him more, the fact that he doesn’t know who or what she is or that she’s pulling at his heartstrings with her stubborn chin and the sexiest set of eyes he’s ever seen.
    But it might not matter when they are called on to prevent the collapse of Unearth and find Lucifer’s lost daughter. Coming from opposite realms with opposing needs, will the two immortals find more than they bargained for?

    1. wow, the cover artist really captured a tender moment on this cover! It's lovely. Thanks so much for sharing xx

  6. Thanks for this opp! :)
    C.R. Moss
    RELEASE DATE: July 5th
    GENRE: Contemporary Chick-Lit Erotic Romance
    Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand
    Sunset Heat ~ book 4 in the Sunset series
    BLURB: Can one night transform a woman’s life?
    * Seana Tramonto feels doomed when it comes to relationships. When she’s set up through the 1Night Stand service, she’s apprehensive at best. Her concern turns to ire when her match turns out to be a man who broke her heart years ago. Old wounds are slow to heal no matter how sexy the man asking for forgiveness.
    * Zachary Russo, a Las Vegas policeman, is talked into doing a 1NS date. When he learns it’s with his high school tutor and friend, the girl he stood up before the Homecoming dance, he’s determined to make it up to her. But seeing her again opens his eyes to the sexy woman she’s become. Can he prove he’s grown up or will circumstance beyond his control kill their second chance?

    1. HAWT cover!! My screen was burning up :D

  7. Thanks for the opportunity!

    SCRAP METAL by Alexi Raymond and Jennah Scott
    RELEASE DATE: July 8th
    GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romance
    Liquid Silver Books
    BLURB: Not one to settle down, Angelica Rousseau never thought she’d consider planting roots in the small town of Kimmswick, Missouri. When her art speaks to her—and gives her a reason to get up close and personal with body shop owner, Ryker Talcott—sticking around starts to have appeal.

    Ryker has to deal with a lot of personalities and has found that custom orders for women almost never end well. Especially when the women are as picky and confident as Angelica. This time it’s different. He's never met a woman like her. She rivals his confidence and has the attitude to back it up.

    When the past threatens their future, Angelica and Ryker have to decide what's more important—their own promises to themselves, or the love they both feel for each other.

    1. Oh, such atmosphere. Intense cover. Love it.

  8. Thanks for the invitation to share!
    Release date July 16
    Genre: Paranormal Fantasy, MF, shape-shifting
    Published through Siren-Bookstrand, in the Bookstrand Mainstream imprint.
    Title: Gambler's Folly
    Cover art posted to:

    *Thinking this trip would be a vacation, Karianna’s hopes are dashed when her husband loses her in a bet—to the biggest player in the crime syndicate on the world of Gambler’s Folly. Divorced, widowed and remarried in the space of forty-eight hours, she is now the wife of the tall, dark, and extremely wealthy Damiano Leone, who won her on the turn of one hand of cards. Besides his wealth and good looks, he controls half the planet through the crime syndicate.
    *As she tries to adjust to her new life, Karianna becomes embroiled in the shifting power play in the underworld. After she is poisoned twice, they take a trip to the beach, which is spoiled when their beach house explodes while the dine at a nearby restaurant.
    *And just when she thinks life is calming down, she discovers a secret not only about her husband and his closest friends, but a secret her family has hidden for generations—which affects her future far more than the mob on Gambler’s Folly.

  9. Thanks, JoAnne! My next 1Night Stand story for Decadent Publishing is releasing this summer...but I don't have any official stuff yet...except for the cover! Here it is!

    1. Love SLEEPY HOLLOW!! thanks for sharing the cover for the next installment WOOT

  10. Oh, I love looking at all the pretty covers! Thanks for letting us all share. Here's mine:

    Liza Gaines
    RELEASE DATE: August 16
    GENRE: Contemporary Romance
    Musa Publishing
    BLURB: Savannah Alderton isn’t happy when her boss asks her to help his old friend, Lee Jackson, find his missing ex-wife. But as she grows deeply involved in the search, and more deeply involved with Lee, she begins to wonder if maybe this is the best thing that ever happened to her—even if she doesn’t live through it.

  11. Cara Adams, "A Mate to Share" Wolf Pack Mates book 2
    RELEASE DATE: July 12th
    GENRE: Werewolf Shape-Shifter MFM, BDSM Romance
    Siren BookStrand.
    BLURB: Werewolf shape-shifters Morgan Hemming and Jett Kenyon want Eve Lang, but she won’t agree to anything formal until she finds out what secrets are being hidden from her.
    The craft market run by best friends Taige York, Ginnie Thomas, and Eve in the old schoolhouse is an enormous amount of work, but is going really well, and Eve’s sold some wall hangings. But the men are struggling to balance pack safety against their love for, and determination to have, Eve.
    Within the pack are wolves concerned mating with humans will result in the death of their species, led by Sard Varg. But others say it’s the only way the pack will survive. Either way, Morgan and Jett set to work to convince Eve that they love her and will care for her forever – in and out of the dungeon.
    Thank you, JoAnne!

    1. HAWT cover! thanks so much for sharing x I couldn't find your twitter handle to @ you in my tweet, but I have shared this cover on my twitter account. @joannekenrick

  12. Thanks for this opportunity to share!
    RELEASE DATE: October
    GENRE: Contemporary romance/chick lit
    PUBLISHER: Decadent Publishing, in the Ubuntu imprint.
    TITLE: The Blog Affair
    BLURB: Emma Bradshaw has a pattern for falling for unsuitable men and starts a blog about these so-called “serial datists”. Her search for new beginnings takes her to Cape Town, where she gets a job working for sexy author, Nick Reynolds. When an anonymous male reader of Emma’s blog challenges her on her ideas about men, Emma realises she must confront her past before love can blossom again in her future.

    1. LOVE LOVE the title to this...and going by the title and cover alone, I'm adding this to my to-read pile!

  13. Thanks for letting us share!

    RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2014
    GENRE: FIC042030 Fiction/Christian/Historical
    FIC009050 Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal
    PUBLISHER: Koehler Books
    TITLE: Refuge
    BLURB: Intent on total destruction, Satan notices Cain’s obsessive lust for Lilith and the dark roots of jealousy growing deep in his soul toward his do-gooding brother Abel. Satan goads him to the point of madness, barraging his mind with thoughts of hatred, lust, and futility. In a blinding rage, Cain wrecks everything. Wracked with shame, he flees into the vast wilderness, unable to possess the one thing he truly desires—Lilith. His life is destroyed, and he wonders if he will ever find his way back. He longs for refuge, and wonders if he will ever find God again?

  14. Thanks, JoAnne! So glad you like it :-)

  15. You were on a list of blogs for the 4th of July Blog Hop, JoAnne, that's why I'm here. I guess you're not participating in that Hop, but I'm glad I dropped by anyway. I like finding new blogs and authors to feed my reading addiction. :-)