Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summer's Sweet Embrace A Sweet Romance Anthology blog tour with Fav Five List and #giveaway @Roane Publishing #RoanePub #Romance #Sweet


Welcome to our stop on the Summer's Sweet Embrace blog tour. We have a special feature--Fav Five List of Romantic Book Couples--from the lovely ladies who have their sweet romance short stories in this anthology. There is also a tour-wide giveaway for everyone to enter. Have a wonderful day and grab a copy of this book to read and enjoy.

Summer's Sweet Embrace
A Sweet Romance Anthology
by Various Authors
Release Date: August 19, 2015
Genre: Romance Anthology (Short Stories)
Keywords: Summer, Beach, Ocean, romance, contemporary, Summertime Romance, short stories

Description: Summertime love is always the sweetest. These eight sweet tales of summer romance are the perfect companion for a day at the lake or the beach.

Truly Paradise – Michelle Ziegler

Waiting for the right one can be torture. 

Too bad for Hailey, impatience got the best of her. Finding Mr. Right in time for a destination wedding couldn’t happen fast enough. Instead of listening to reason, or rather her friends, she’s stuck in paradise alone, again. Nothing ruins a tropical paradise faster than catching your date with another woman. 
Justin’s ready for a change. He’s been caught up in his own success for too long and is looking to finally settle down. Timing is everything and his cousins wedding is the perfect start of his new life. His luck is changing with the captivating mystery woman on the beach.  Now all he has to do is find her, before he agrees to his family’s match making plot.

Ocean Dust – Laurie Treacy 

Carly Dawson, 18, is facing her last summer before leaving for college, all alone. Still nursing a broken heart over the loss of her boyfriend, Chase Montgomery, she wants the next two months to be different. A shocking unexpected visitor one night just may offer Carly the excitement she seeks. Her only decision is whether or not to choose what this visitor offers her. 

The Beach Rose – Christa MacDonald 

Annie Thomas can’t believe her good luck when she inherits the family’s beach house in Oceanside Maine.  It’s one of the few places she was truly happy so she sells everything she owns, quits her job, and moves in hoping that her new business, The Beach Rose, will bring in enough money in its first season to let her live up there year round.  But on her first day things aren’t as easy or as simple as she’d hoped.  To cap it off she discovers that her best new client is actually the boy she had a huge teenage crush on.  So much for rekindling a summer romance. 

For Craig, Annie was everything he wanted when he was a geeky seventeen year-old.  Now that he’s pushing forty and the owner of half the real estate in town, he wants another shot at convincing her that he’s everything she needs.  He didn’t count on her owning the business he just signed a contract with though.  Craig has to find a way to help Annie’s struggling business without her knowing it since anything else would push her further away and that’s the last thing he wants. 

Together they may get a second chance for a summer romance. 

When the Sea Swallows the Sun – Kim Strattford 

A trip to Clearwater Beach was supposed to be a fun escape from the D.C. rat race for Emma and her boyfriend Sam.  Until Sam dumped her, leaving her with a ticket she was too cheap not to use and a resolution to enjoy her time in the sun and get over him.  A plan that sputters when Sam’s good friend Rick shows up.  Rick, who’s never seemed to approve of her for reasons she’s never understood.  Rick, who seems to think he has license to bug her just because he bought Sam’s ticket.  Rick, who may be a much nicer guy than she ever realized, and who might have a very good reason for not thinking much of her.  Can they make peace in the beautiful Florida sun and surf?  Peace—or maybe more? 

Love’s Nectar – Jaylee Austin 

What if fate pushed you to make a choice between keeping a promise and revealing a truth? After her grandmother’s death, she opens an unexpected letter containing an unwanted request. Isabel feels obligated to honor her grams final wish. In the process she risks losing the man of her dreams. 

Six months before their marriage Isabel reveals a time bomb that will forever change their lives. He loves her but the betrayal of not trusting him weighs heavy on his heart. Trust means everything to Seth. 

One ring, journal, box, spirit, and flower will teach everyone the power of commitment and the importance of honesty.  Secrets left buried will always haunt the living, a life lived truthfully leads to happily ever after. Will Isabel and Seth realize this before they are doomed to replay the mistakes of the past? 

Love’s High Tide – Niki Mitchell 

Tired of the vacationers hitting on her, surf shop owner, Skye Taylor quits dating. In walks the cocky, Harley Nicholson from Idaho. She’s not open for another summer fling. Can he convinces her to give love a chance?  

Harley sees Skye shooting through the Huntington Beach Pier on her surfboard. Mesmerized by the woman’s connection with the wave, he sets out to meet the brazen surfer. He bets his cousin that before he leaves in three weeks, she'll be his. 

Skye’s life is kept busy running the Epic Surf Shop and training for annual surfing contest. The handsome, buff Idahoan interests her, but she doesn’t want another disastrous summer fling. Harley charms her into giving him a surfing lesson, woos her with moonlight strolls, and coaxes her with sweet gestures. Skye discovers Harley’s betrayal. She refuses to see him or hear his explanation.  Miserable, Harley must do something monumental to win her back. Will Skye ever forgive Harley?

Linger – Melissa J. Crispin  

Tracey Thompson isn't like most twenty-year-olds. She's looking forward to settling down and marrying her soul mate, Noah Martin. Even though their love bloomed when they were just little kids, they never doubted it and never looked back. 

When a tragic accident separates Tracey from Noah, she struggles to go on without him. As the days wear on, she becomes aware of a chance for them to be together once again. All she needs to do is understand what tore them apart in the first place. But, overcoming this is harder than it seems. Will she be strong enough to find her way back to him?  

Above Reproach – Sheryl Winters  

Executive Secretary, Margaret Simms should have had it all. An apartment on the beach and a job at Reynolds Ad Agency, working for her best friend and business mogul, Garrett Reynolds. 

A one night stand leads to a pregnancy and a re-evaluation of her life goals. In reality, Margaret's always hated her office job and culinary school is her life dream. But that too is ripped away from her when Garrett, her best friend and father of her child, develops cancer.   
Obligation forces her back to the work she hates. When office espionage threatens her life, Margaret finds she must make a choice. Stand up for what she truly believes in or lose all she's ever wanted. 


Fav Five List: 
Romantic book couples
Michelle Ziegler:
Clary and Jace from Mortal Instruments , Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blyth from Anne of Green Gables, Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy from…, Ron and Hermione from you should know what, and Luce and Daniel from Fallen.  

Laurie Treacy:
I chose my favorites in literature because they are timeless.
#1. Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
#2. Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth (Persuasion)
#3. Catherine and Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights)
#4. Anne and Gilbert (Anne of Green Gables)
#5. Margaret Hale and Mr. Thornton (North and South)

Christa MacDonald:
Jane Eyre & Edward Rochester 
Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe
Anne Elliot & Captain Wentworth
Lady Brenna & Connor MacAlister - From The Wedding
Mara Hanover & Mitch Lawson - From Law Man

Kim Strattford:
I’m going to deviate and name some movie and TV couples too. 
Emerson and Peabody in Elizabeth Peters’ Egyptian series
Wonder Woman and Superman in DC Comics
Mulder and Scully on The X-Files
Adama and Roslin on Battlestar Galactica
Daniel and Lucy in the movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Jaylee Austin:

*Jahemi-kha-Tahmu and Kevla “On Fire’ Wing’s by Christile Golden
*Lilah and Brady “Animal Magnetism” by Jill Shalvis
* Dal and Maggie “Silver Sparks” by Starr Ambrose
*Jenna and Mason  “Nightfall” by Ellen Conner
*Julia and Ian “Heart of the Highland Wolf” by Terry Spear

Niki Mitchell:
Elizabeth Mackenzie and Jordan McCabe., A Time for Love by Constance O’Day Flannery
Charla Rae Denny and JB Denny, The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake
Michael and Candace, The Bride Wore Chocolate by Shirley Jump
Cheyenne Bridges and Jesse McKettrick, McKettrick's Luck by Linda Lael Miller
Hen Randolph and Laurel Blackthorn, Laurel by Leigh Greenwood

Melissa J. Crispin:
This was a tough one to narrow down. After much deliberation, I decided on this list, in no particular order.
1. Vlad and Leila, The Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost – Even though he was as ruthless and badass as they come, Leila was tough enough to hold her own. I loved how she could see past some of the not so pleasant things he did, and was able to see how much he loved her.
2.    Marco and Alyssa, Her Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye - I loved how Alyssa was able to break down Marco’s walls and give him the comfort he didn’t know he needed. I loved how Marco was always looking out for her and wanted to take care of her, even though she was hesitant to accept it at first.
3.    Karou and Akiva, Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor - I absolutely loved this couple. They met on a battlefield on opposing sides, and still managed to fall in love, despite all the reasons they were supposed to hate each other. Their feelings for each other showed how people should love each other for who they are and not what they are. I was so happy when they finally got their happily ever after.
4.    Colton and Nell, Falling into You by Jasinda Wilder - I couldn’t help but love this couple, given the raw emotions written in this book. The way that they worked on overcoming their soul wrenching grief together won me over and brought me to tears.
5.    Tegan and Elise, Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian – Both of them were so haunted by terrible things that had happened to them in the past. Neither of them were strangers to heartbreaking loss, and both of them had hardened as a result of it. I loved when they were able to see that they were meant for each other and capable of feeling happiness again.

Sheryl Winters:
 I didn’t think I could do this category, but I managed to come up with my top five favorite couples. Starting with number five: From one of my favorite artists, London Saint James. "The Heart of Winter."  Austin was romantic, a great kisser, kind even when he was stressed out. He was the perfect college boyfriend. And Winter, a girl desperate to be loved by the right guy. She was sassy, she was kind and most of all, she was Austin's.

Number four: The Crystal Singer books by Anne McCaffrey. I adore Killashandra Ree and Lars Dahl. He was kind but firm, she was impulsive but smart.

Number three. A Life Next Door from Huntley Fitzpatrick. The book has a very clever but wholesome Jase and straight A panicky but sweet, little rich girl next door, Samantha.

Number Two: Beyond Repair by Charlotte Stein. Holden and Enid. Fragile, loving,  kind, scared and a little kinky. Together they became whole.

And my number one favorite couple is from Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston. I love flighty and effervescent Blaine and OCD to a fault Bo.


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