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Monday, November 11, 2013

Dangerous Attraction: A Romantic Suspense Boxed Set Promo Blitz Event (Guest Post / Book Excerpts / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Book Promotions by Literary Nook, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book promo event for the Dangerous Attraction: A Romantic Suspense Boxed Set by a variety of authors!

Guest Post

What Does It Take To Do A Boxed Set?

Whew! A lot of hard work. A lot. 

 From a logistical standpoint, you have to come to an agreement about a lot of things: cover art, release date, use of independent contractors like formatters or graphic designers, title, blurb and so much more. You have to communicate almost nonstop along the way. We use a private Facebook group for this and have weekly phone meetings to stay on top of things. 

Everyone in the group needs to pitch in to complete interviews, guest tour spots and contests in a timely manner. There are events to host on Facebook and Twitter, day-to-day social networking and marketing efforts and more. 

What do you get out of it? Besides some pretty terrific exposure, new readers you pick up along the way and, we hope, some time on the bestseller lists? You’ll come out of the experience with a very tightknit group of friends who can’t wait to work together again sometime!

Dangerous Attraction Boxed Set
Promo Event
November 10-16

10 Award-winning, bestselling authors – 10 Hot Heroes – 10 Romantic Suspense Page Turners


With nine full-size novels from bestselling romantic suspense authors and a brand new Christmas novella from New York Times bestselling author, Rebecca York, this boxed set can’t be missed. Sexy, steamy heroes to heat you up and twisting plots to keep you turning page after page well past midnight!Grab it at the introductory price of 99 cents. That’s 10 books for less than a buck!

From sweet to scorcher, these stories are a must read. Fall in love with our sexy cops, tough military heroes, and hot CEOs. Treat yourself to an amazing reading experience by top authors of romantic suspense collected in one boxed set at a price that can’t be beat.

Ignited by award-winning and national bestselling author, Kaylea Cross – Can sexy ex-SEAL Hunter Phillips keep Khalia safe from the terrorists who took her father’s life? (Scorcher)

Secret Guardian by international bestselling author, Jill Sanders – Will ex-special forces hero, Ethan, save Ann in time, only to lose himself to love? (Scorcher)

Deathscape by Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence recipient and Rita Award finalist, Dana Marton – Detective Jack Sullivan will do anything to put Ashley in prison for her crimes…even if he’s falling in love with her. (Sensual)

Legal Ease by award winning and national bestselling author Lori Ryan – Marrying Kelly solved the problems this steamy CEO faced at his company, but will he ever be able to forgive himself for the price she has to pay? (Scorcher)

The Killing Game by international bestselling author, Toni Anderson –Forced to choose between his country and his heart, British SAS Soldier, Ty Dempsey risks it all to save a wildlife biologist caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless killer. (Sensual)

Fallen SEAL Legacy by national bestselling author, Sharon Hamilton – Will Navy SEAL Cooper be able to survive the loss of the woman he loves, or will his self-sacrifice be enough to keep Libby safe? (Scorcher)

Three Days in Seattle by national bestselling author, Debra Burroughs – Trying to stay a step ahead of a lunatic set on revenge, Kate and Ryan are locked in a desperate race to find her missing sister and capture the madman before both women wind up dead. (Sweet)

See Me in Your Dreams by Patricia Rosemoor, Golden Heart Winner and two-time recipient of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award – Her dreams allow her to see through his missing daughter's eyes, but he thinks she’s a con woman...until she dreams of something known only to him and the girl. (Sensual)

Catching the Bad Guy by national bestselling author, Marie Astor – Top-notch white collar crime investigators Janet Maple and Dennis Walker team up to solve what could be the biggest case of their careers, but will their attraction to each other get in the way? (Sensual)

Bonus Christmas Novella, Christmas Captive by Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and Rita Finalist, Rebecca York – Her special sight let her glimpse the Christmases past of this international financier, but did he have a Christmas future?

Dangerous Attraction Pre-Sale Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble

Book Excerpts

Excerpt from CATCHING THE BAD GUY by Marie Astor:

“There’s my favorite investigator.” Dennis Walker sauntered into Janet Maple’s office without bothering to knock. Dennis Walker never knocked. He simply barged in unannounced, the same way he had barged into Janet’s life a little over a year ago, turning it upside down.

Her fingers tingling from furious typing, Janet looked up from her computer screen. “Today is the big day, huh?” Janet kept her voice cool, making a mental effort not to ogle Dennis’s freshly tanned face. The man would look good even if he were pasty white, not that Dennis’s silky-smooth complexion had ever been pasty white, not even in the dead of winter. But now he looked dangerously handsome. “How was your vacation? Puerto Rico, was it?”

“Turks and Caicos, and it was wonderful.”

Janet nodded. She knew that. She had known the destination of Dennis’s getaway ever since he had posted his vacation schedule on the department calendar two months ago, and she had spent weeks visualizing his trip: Dennis stretched on a lounge chair, sipping one of those resort drinks from a coconut with a dark-eyed lanky brunette lying by his side, or perhaps a blue-eyed blonde. When it came to women, Dennis had only one requirement: they had to be drop-dead gorgeous. Apparently, Janet Maple was not gorgeous enough for Dennis Walker.

Excerpt from CHRISTMAS CAPTIVE by Rebecca York

Jordan turned to face Hannah, standing so close that their bodies touched, and the thought she’d had earlier came back to her. Could she wake him by forming an intimate bond with him? Or was that just an excuse to do what she’d been thinking about for days?

Raising her face, she stared into his dark eyes. For a charged moment, neither of them moved. Before she could change her mind, she cupped the back of his head, lowered his face, and touched her lips to his.

At first he didn’t respond. Then he accepted the contact and moved his mouth against hers before settling and pressing. She returned the pressure. When his tongue stroked the seam of her lips, she parted them.

As she did, she felt a surge of heat as his breath mingled with hers. His tongue dipped into her mouth, playing with the inside of her lips, then the line of her teeth. She had wondered what kind of lover he would be. Now she knew he was good at kissing.

And what other talents did he have?

Her breath caught as his hands glided down her back and cupped her bottom.

When he spoke, it was against her lips. “Don’t lie to me. You came to my bedroom in that provocative outfit to make love with me.”


“Then what?”

“What I said. To wake you.”

He laughed, but the sound wasn’t nearly as harsh as when they’d been discussing Richard. “You’re waking me all right.” To emphasize the point, he pressed his hips against her, and she felt the erection straining at the front of his slacks.

“We’re both wearing too much,” he muttered.

Her breath caught as Jordan began to unfasten the row of buttons down the front of her gown.


“Why not?”

“We shouldn’t.”

“As I said before, then why are you in my bedroom? Did Richard think it would be fun to send you here?”

She understood his logic, yet she still protested. Maybe because she thought she should.

When she started to pull away, he clasped his fingers around her upper arm.

“You responded to me.”

“Yes,” she whispered. Emotions warred inside her.

Sensing that he had won the argument, even if she hadn’t answered in words, he gathered her closer. “Don’t lie to me—or to yourself.”

He had been confused and hostile when she came in. Now he had taken charge of this encounter, and she understood that this was the real Jordan Campbell, a man who never let a situation spin out of control.

Excerpt from IGNITED by Kaylea Cross

Squeezing her eyes shut, she forced herself to take a steadying breath. The shower door clicked open behind her.

She straightened with a gasp, immediately covering herself with her arms. Hunter stood in the opening, stark naked. He was staring right into her eyes, and his taut expression made her breath catch.

Before she could move he stepped inside and shut the door behind him without breaking eye contact, taking up all the remaining space in the enclosure. His heated gaze broke from hers to trail down her naked body, past her arms crossed over her breasts and down to her ass. When he dragged his eyes back to her face and she saw the molten hunger burning there, a sudden yearning roared to life inside her, so strong she turned and wound her arms around him. He caught her to him in a fierce hug, burying his face in her wet hair.

Khalia held on and concentrated on breathing through the sudden bombardment of sensation. He was hot, hard. It was as if her body was starved for his touch, every nerve ending in her skin suddenly hypersensitive. He was so strong. With every inhalation she breathed in more of that soapy, lemony scent that clung to him. The feel of those steely arms around her, holding her close to his powerful chest, made her feel safe and cherished. But the way he held her made it clear he needed her just as badly.

This wasn’t just physical, not for either of them. She felt his emotional response to her as clearly as if it were her own. Every touch, every nuzzle was loaded with a need and tenderness that made her throat tighten.

Tangling her fingers in his wet hair, she tilted her face up and sought his mouth with hers. His hands clenched in her curls as he kissed her, sliding his tongue inside the moment she opened for him. The kiss was hungry and desperate yet she could feel the gentleness in him, the most primal part of him held back. His big body thrummed with tension, his muscles locked tight. She rubbed against him, gasped at the sensation of her nipples rubbing against his naked chest. She wanted him to let go and give her everything, melt the freezing core of ice inside her.

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Virtual Promo Event Schedule

Promo Schedule:

November 10: 
The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog – Excerpts 
Rachel Brimble Romance – Interviews 
Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews – Guest Posts 
The Certifiable Wenches – Excerpts 
Liberty Ann’s SnifferWalk Books – Excerpts 
Musings and Ramblings – Guest Posts and Excerpts 
Literary Nook – Excerpts 

November 11: 
Reading Rainblog – Excerpts 
Book Reviews by Xunaira J – Excerpts 
A Lust for Reading – Excerpts 
Jersey Girl Book Reviews– Guest Post and Excerpts 
The World As I See It – Excerpts 

November 12: 
Ms. Romantic Reads – Guest Posts 
The Revolving Bookcase – Excerpts 
Crystal’s Many Reviewers – Guest Posts and Excerpts 
Ever After Romance Book Blog – Interviews and Excerpts 
Dawn’s Reading Nook – Excerpts 
Beauty and the Book – Interviews 
Sarah Ballance – Guest Posts 
Some Like It Hotter – Excerpts 

November 13: 
Lusty Penguin Reviews – Interviews and Excerpts 
Aspired Writer – Guest Posts and Excerpts 
Rose’s Book Blog – Excerpts 
Theresa Stillwagon – Interviews 

November 14: 
Harlie’s Books – Interviews and Excerpts 
We Love Kink – Excerpts 
Deal Sharing Aunt – Guest Posts and Excerpts 
Musings of a Writing Reader – Guest Post and Excerpt 
FUONLYKNEW – Excerpts 

November 15: 
Kimber Leigh Writes – Interviews 
Hot Blogging with Heart – Guest Posts, Interviews and Excerpts 
Sam’s Book Basket – Interviews and Excerpts 
Urban Girl Reader – Excerpts 

November 16: 
Snarky Mom Reads – Guest Posts, Interviews and Excerpts 
Romance That’s Out of this World – Guest Posts and Excerpts 
The Avid Reader – Excerpts 
Brooke Blogs – Guest Posts and Excerpts