Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Teaser Tuesday Again

This week my Teaser Tuesday includes a giveaway.

Here's a snippet from The Teacher’s Billionaire book 1 in The Sherbbrookes of Newport Series, which is Free for all ereaders and available as an audio book.

Callie your father is alive. The letter Ruth asked me to mail was to him. Your mom never told him she was pregnant.”

Callie heard the words but her brain just wouldn’t let her process them. It couldn’t be. “You must have misunderstood her. Mom told me my dad died in a car accident before I was born.” Callie’s voice grew louder with each word.  Her mom wouldn’t have lied to her about that. If her father was alive her mom would’ve told her.

Helen squeezed Callie’s hand. “I didn’t misunderstand, Callie. Your father is alive. And by now he has gotten your mom’s letter and knows that you’re his daughter.”


Lots of authors are posting snippets today on Facebook! Use the Hash Tag #TeaserTuesday to find them.
If the snippet grabs your attention and you download the book leave me a comment telling me so and be entered to win a e-copy of book 2 in the series The Billionaire Playboy. I will pick a winner on Saturday.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Time Memories

Here in New England summer is well underway and what a busy summer it has been already for me.  I know summer technically started earlier, but for me summer always starts on the last day of school.  For my oldest daughter, who just finished kindergarten, that was June 25 this year thanks to the snow days and the days off the children got thanks to the hurricane in the fall. 

Since then I have been busy making sure my girls have wonderful memories.  So far we have gone strawberry picking and blueberry picking.  My oldest spent a week attending gymnastic camp and a week at Girl Scout camp.  My twins, who are four, spent a week attending Fun Camp.  Soon the five us plus their grandparents and cousins will head up to the White Mountains of New Hampshire for six days.

Now my own summers as a child were never that busy.  I never went to camp or took big family vacations.  But perhaps  my favorite summer memory is going to baseball games with my grandfather.  He and my grandmother lived in Pawtucket, Rhode Island which is where the Pawtucket Paw Sox, the Red Sox farm team, plays.  The games at the park were not expensive so we would go to a few a summer.  I also enjoyed it and think back on those times fondly.

What about you? What are some of your favorite summer time memories?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Today's Book Feature: Just Perfect

William Chesterton, the Earl of Chester, might be the perfect gentleman, but his feelings for Constance Bridgewater are anything but gentlemanly.

Constance Bridgewater, the daughter of the late Earl of Bridgewater, might be the perfect lady, but her feelings for the Earl of Chester are anything but ladylike.

They both know that if they were together, everything would be just perfect.

So what is keeping them apart?

Excerpt From Just Perfect

London, England 1825

William Chesterton, the Earl of Chester, sat in his comfortable parlor swirling an untouched glass of brandy in his hand. Spring had come at last to London, though the April evening was still chilled and damp. His staff had seen to the modest fire burning behind the grate, and the warmth lulled him into a false sense of serenity. It did nothing to dispel the turmoil deep inside, however.

Most of the ton, his closest friends included, believed he was a steady man with a calm demeanor. That was true, for the most part. In the whole of his life, from his privileged childhood through his early ascension to the earldom upon his dear father’s passing, he’d been as steady as the Thames. Stalwart companion, dutiful only son, closest confidant. It was all so bloody boring.

He drank from his glass at last, his eyes on the fire. Tonight had gone just as so many nights before. The season was in its early stages and yet the parties and frivolities had already started. He’d joked with his friends, danced with their wives and sisters, and made certain not to show undue attention to marriage-minded young ladies. Their mothers would love to snare the calm and affable Earl of Chester for their daughters. That was certain.

He’d played his part as was expected, and even managed to ignore the urge to dance with one particular young lady more than the allotted two times. It had nearly killed him. Constance Bridges, the late Earl of Bridgewater’s daughter, was the only woman he wanted for more than two dances.

Her lithe body, her pale golden hair and sparkling gray eyes, were like no other woman’s he’d encountered. Last year, at yet another interminable house party, at one of his happily married cohorts’ estates, he’d attempted to make her see she was more than a pleasant diversion. He wasn’t merely a willing dance partner or riding companion, either. He might have acted a bit wild, however, and no doubt frightened her out of her wits.

He lifted the glass to his lips again and smiled. Ah, but that five seconds he’d spent holding her close, her breath warm on his cheek, her pink lips so close to his . . . he still got hard thinking about the heat she hid beneath that alabaster skin. He’d seen burgeoning knowledge in those gray eyes of hers, too. She’d wanted him. He’d stake the considerable estate his father left him on that fact.

She was a puzzle, to be sure. So serene and bashful on the surface, yet he knew she was more than the perfect picture she presented. He downed his brandy and let out a frustrated breath.

He was tired of playing the nice fellow. If he risked his lauded reputation in the process, so be it. He wanted more in his life than polite dinners and mildly pleasant diversions. He wanted love and passion and everything his friends had been lucky enough to find.

He knew Constance was the one to show him that heat. He drained the glass, letting the smooth liquor burn pleasantly down his throat.

He couldn’t wait to find out just how hot the fire inside her burned.
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About The Author:

JoMarie DeGioia has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, and has spent years giving voice to the characters in her head. She’s known Mickey Mouse from the “inside,” has been a copyeditor for her town’s newspaper, and a bookseller. She writes Historical and Contemporary Romances, along with Young and New Adult Fantasy stories. She divides her time between Central Florida and New England.

You can contact JoMarie at JoMarie@JoMarieDeGioia.com

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Teaser Tuesday Is Here Again

Teaser Tuesday! Here's a snippet from book 2 in The Sherbrookes of Newport Series, The Billionaire Playboy which is available as an ebook and will soon be available as an audio book too.

“Where were we?” Charlotte moved close to him and began to caress the back of his neck.

Rather than give her a verbal answer, he walked her backward and then eased her down onto the queen-sized bed. “Does right about here seem right?” He brushed his lips against hers as he spoke.

A soft moan escaped Charlotte and she slipped a hand under his shirt searing a path up his back to his shoulders. Not needing any further encouragement, Jake stood and pulled his shirt up over his head. Then he reached for Charlotte’s, intent on doing the same thing to hers. The sound of the beeping intercom on the wall halted his progress.
Lots of authors on Facebook are sharing snippets today. Use the tag #TeaserTuesday to find them.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Upcoming Summer Scavenger Hunt

Date: July 16, 2013 - August 16, 2013
Time: Anytime
This event presents 11 authors works, which give you 11 chances to win during the event.
The authors featured are:

Liberty Blake
Maeve Christopher
Christine Donovan
Sammie Grace
J.M. Griffin
Terri Marie
Jean Oram
Lisa Norato
Amber Skyze
Jeanine Duval Spikes
Christina Tetreault
To join the fun or for more information visit: Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Ebook Sale with C.J. Ellisson

Look what I discovered for you all today!

C.J. Ellisson is celebrating the season with a ‪#‎SummerEbookSale‬! For a limited time you can get AVOIDING MR. RIGHT, book two in her NYT Bestselling contemporary erotic romance series, for 99 cents!

In order to take control, you often have to let it go…

Carla Johnson thinks issuing orders to a lover will keep her heart safe and leave her in charge of her own destiny. Afraid for Carla’s future, her best friend Heather implores her to change her self-centered ways, handing her a list of love life mistakes to steer clear of:

1. Casual Sex
2. Friends with Benefits
3. Avoidance of Intimacy

Carla ignores the list—unwilling to face she might have a commitment problem. Until she invites a co-worker to her place one night. She instantly regrets the hum-drum sexual encounter and discourages the accountant from pursuing her.

Andy Shea refuses to become another lover the feisty blonde dumps. It'll take a patient man with a strong hand to unlock Carla's sexual awareness and win her heart. He’s up for the challenge to convince her he’s the one—and eager to prove this number cruncher won’t make a boring bedmate.

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It Is Teaser Tuesday Again!!

Here's a snippet from my current WIP, The Billionaire’s Best Friend book 4 in The Sherbrookes of Newport Series. Please keep in mind this has not seen an editor yet.

Matt's face exploded with fury and he slammed his beer bottle down on the bar. Around them people turned to look. “Forget did you? Let me refresh your memory. After you two graduated, you took off and left my sister behind pregnant. Real upstanding of you.”

An IED exploded in Nate's chest and he stopped breathing. Lauren pregnant? Baby? No, Matt was wrong. She would've told him. “Bullshit.” His voice came out strangled. “She never said anything.” Something like that she would've told him about.
Lots of authors are posting snippets today on Facebook. Here are links to just a few. To find more use the Hash Tag #TeaserTuesday on Facebook!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July
Thank you to all who serve and protect our country.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Today is Teaser Tuesday on Facebook! Here is a snippet from book 4 in my series The Billionaire’s Best Friend coming soon. This has not been seen by anyone so please forgive any errors or grammar mistakes.

 Now is a good time to go. Lauren swallowed, comprehension hitting her for the first time. Nate sat virtually naked just inches away. Thanks to her extra bright LED flashlight she saw every bare inch of him in magnificent detail.

 Lots of other authors are posting today. Jump on over to Facebook and search the hash tag #TeaserTuesday to find some great authors.

To learn more about my other books in The Sherbrookes of Newport Series visit my website: www.christinatetreault.com or facebook page www.facebook.com/christinatetreaultauthor