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FREE on Kindle Unlimited! Kisses From Lillith by Adele Downs #ParanormalRomance #Horror #OneHourRead #Vampire #ShortStory

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HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY by Adele Downs #99cents #Christmas #shortreads @Adele_Downs

Ready or not, the holidays are here! HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY is the standalone sequel to KISSING HER COWBOY a Lunchbox Romance meant to be read in about an hour. I hope you’ll pick up a copy for your eReader or tablet to get you into the holiday mood. Only .99! Available wherever ebooks are sold.

Join Trey and Daisy for their first Christmas together!

Excerpt:

“You’re quiet all of a sudden,” Trey said.

Except for the crickets, katydids, footfalls and sounds of horse’s hooves, the country night was still. She must have given him a vibe about the decision weighing on her mind, because Trey was usually comfortable with silence. He freed his arm from hers, rubbed a hand down her spine, and made little circles with his fingertips on the small of her back. The intimate gesture raised goose bumps over her skin, yet warmed her from the inside.

“I’ve been thinking,” she said. “There’s something I want to talk to you about.”

The moon had risen, and beneath its glow and the light of a billion stars, Trey’s brow furrowed. “Sounds serious.”

Daisy nodded. “Something I want to run by you.”

Trey pressed his hand more tightly to her back. “Then I want to hear about it. Let’s take care of Big Blue and eat supper. We can relax and talk and then decorate the tree. As it happens, I have something I want to discuss with you too.”

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs “A Clever Mash-up” 5 Stars! #PRN #love #romance

Do you enjoy reading paranormal romance? HER IMMORTAL VIKING won the HOLT Medallion Award for outstanding fiction and hit the Amazon Top 100 in its category on release day. Readers and reviewers say they love this story. Have you downloaded your copy?

“Downs’ clever mash-up of Viking elements and contemporary romance (and oh, the hot, hot Viking!) make this novella an absolute winner.” 5 Stars! ~Words, Words, Words

“I loved this story. I could not put it down and it was an easy read. The chemistry between these two is electrifying and has you craving for more. Look forward to seeing what Adele comes out with next.” 5 Stars! ~The Hoarding Readers Corner (Kellie)

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Here’s a little about the story:

Divine intervention. That’s all Penny asks. Freedom from overwork and mountainous debt. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, all hoping to draw the attention of someone—anyone—“up there.”

In the west, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a renowned Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god. Now, while Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to grant her wishes. But Penny is about to wake up, and so is every desire she’s ever known. To claim their fairy-tale ending, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name. Not only must his sword arm and courage stay strong, but their powerful love must cross the divide of a thousand years.

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LUXURY MODEL WIFE by Adele Downs – One For the Keeper Shelf #romance #love #amazon

Looking for a satisfying read? LUXURY MODEL WIFE is garnering 5-Star reviews from book bloggers and readers who say they’ve added the book to their keeper shelf.

A 2017 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit Winner

“So good I could not put it down.” 5 Stars! ~Girl With Pen

“I’d make some space on your ‘Keeper’ shelf if I were you.” 5 Stars! Cuddles Please Blog

“Adele Downs has given us another amazing story.” 5 Stars! ~Bella’s Blog

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About the Book:

Antiques expert Steve Carlson must face the mistakes of his past to discover a treasure he never imagined: the heart of a vulnerable yet determined young widow.

If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, buy yours today!

Available in both digital and print formats.

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Why do you love to read? Celebrate World Book Day! #LovetoRead #WorldBookDay

It’s World Book Day! Celebrate by supporting literacy, reading a book, and reading to your kids.

Do you have a favorite book? One that fueled your love of reading? Please share that story with us in the comments section. Book lovers appreciate recommendations!

My favorite book as a child was LITTLE WITCH by Anna Elizabeth Bennett. I could hardly wait to receive my copy the day I carried cash to school to place my order with a #2 pencil on a Scholastic Books form. Since then, I’ve kept the paperback on my keeper shelf to read again and again. From elementary school to college, to marriage and family, LITTLE WITCH has traveled with me. I read the story to my children and will read it to my grandchildren. If you haven’t read this wonderful tale, I highly recommend you do.

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My love for paranormal stories likely started with LITTLE WITCH. I’ve written a few books with paranormal elements, namely HER IMMORTAL VIKING and LIP SERVICE, but KISSES FROM LILLITH is my first supernatural short story with shades of romance, horror, and suspense. Early reviewers are singing the book’s praises, and I hope you’ll download a copy. Only .99 for an hour’s worth of entertainment.

KISSES FROM LILLITH by Adele Downs

A sizzling short story with bite.

Pre-order for only .99! Releasing April 27.

When Hunter receives an invitation for a group tour in an ancient cave to celebrate his cousin’s birthday, he and his girlfriend Rosa unwittingly attend a party…with unusual refreshments.

“Wow! For a short story, this was a long, thrilling ride.” ~Will Work For Books

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Happy Reading!

Discover First Chapters FREE on InstaFreebie

Real Love. Beyond Price.

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Would you like to read the full first chapter of my contemporary romance novel LUXURY MODEL WIFE – FREE?

Here’s the link to the DISCOVER NEW READS Anthology, Part One, available at InstaFreebie.  LUXURY MODEL WIFE is Lucky Number 7 of 34 first chapters in the anthology. Part Two with more free chapters will be offered next month. Enjoy!

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“Adele Downs’ LUXURY MODEL WIFE is a great read. This book is so good I couldn’t put it down.”  5 Stars! Kim~ Danielle’s Domain Reviews

“I’d make some space on your ‘Keeper’ shelf if I were you.”
5 Stars! Cuddles Please Blog

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HOOK ME UP Has Universal Sales Link – Only #99 cents!

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HOOK ME UP by Adele Downs now has a universal link leading to all sales outlets. Choose the retailer that best suits your needs. Only .99 for this fun and sexy firefighter contemporary romance novella.

Buy your copy!

Books2Read Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/mK98E9

Amazon Only Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018IXBHR0

Cowboy Christmas Stories – Only #99cents! @BoroughsPubGrp

The holidays are just around the corner! HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY is the perfect choice to get you into the holiday spirit. Only .99!

A Lunchbox Romance short story and the standalone sequel to KISSING HER COWBOY. Only .99!

Join Trey and Daisy for their first Christmas together.

“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” ~Will Work For Books

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Excerpt:

“You’re quiet all of a sudden,” Trey said.

Except for the crickets, katydids, footfalls and sounds of horse’s hooves, the country night was still. She must have given him a vibe about the decision weighing on her mind, because Trey was usually comfortable with silence. He freed his arm from hers, rubbed a hand down her spine, and made little circles with his fingertips on the small of her back. The intimate gesture raised goose bumps over her skin, yet warmed her from the inside.

“I’ve been thinking,” she said. “There’s something I want to talk to you about.”

The moon had risen, and beneath its glow and the light of a billion stars, Trey’s brow furrowed. “Sounds serious.”

Daisy nodded. “Something I want to run by you.”

Trey pressed his hand more tightly to her back. “Then I want to hear about it. Let’s take care of Big Blue and eat supper. We can relax and talk and then decorate the tree. As it happens, I have something I want to discuss with you too.”

Buy HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY  Only .99!

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See how Trey and Daisy met in their first story KISSING HER COWBOY 

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LUXURY MODEL WIFE – Celebrating with Giveaways!

LUXURY MODEL WIFE is a new release!

Join the celebration and enter to win prizes!

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LUXURY MODEL WIFE Book Blast Day Two continues 9/21/16 at these blogspots:

Follow along, share, and enter to win prizes!

Danielle’s Domain –   http://daniellesdomainreviews.blogspot.com/2016/09/review-for-luxury-model-wife-by-adele.html?zx=1c2dcccc0452a606  Review

Triple A – https://www.facebook.com/TripleABookBlog/posts/955940614552852

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Indy Book Fairy  – http://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.com/2016/09/luxury-model-wife.html

Bella’s Blog: http://bellasblog56.weebly.com/blog/title-luxury-model-wife-author-adele-downs-genre-contemporary-romance

Nicole’s Book Musings – http://nicolesbookmusings.blogspot.com/2016/09/book-blast-luxury-model-wife.html

Padme’s Library – http://padmeslibrary.blogspot.com/2016/09/luxury-model-wife-by-adele-downs.html

Sweets Books – http://sweetsbooks.com/blog-posts/luxury-model-wife

Harlie’s Books  –  http://www.harliesbooks.com/posts/happy-release-week-and-review-to-luxury-model-wife-by-adele-downs-wa-rafflecopter-giveaway/ Review

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Buy The Book! LUXURY MODEL WIFE is available at these fine online retailers in both ebook and print formats.

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KISSING HER COWBOY by Adele Downs, Anniversary Book Blast!

Dozens of book bloggers and My Family’s Heart Reviews will feature western romance KISSING HER COWBOY on their review sites, Twitter, and Facebook today to celebrate the book’s anniversary. Please join the book blast by sharing this post on social media. Tweet and re-tweet! And if you haven’t read Kissing Her Cowboy yet, I hope you’ll buy the book! Thanks so much!

KISSING HER COWBOY by Adele Downs

A Lunchbox Romance Short Story

Only .99!

An Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Western, Western Romance and Short Romance

A cowboy with a fractured back and a cop with a broken spirit heal on a Texas ranch with the help of a stallion named Big Blue.

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Summary:

Treymont Woods is forced to take light duty work around Breezy Meadows Ranch after a rodeo accident. While Trey’s body heals, he offers riding lessons to Houston locals on the greatest horse that ever lived, Big Blue. When police officer Daisy Phillips arrives for her first session, sparks fly. But her invisible wounds run deep, making it hard for her to form connections. KISSING HER COWBOY is the story of two broken people who heal on the road to their happily ever after.

Excerpt:

“Oh, Lord.” Treymont Woods kicked up dust on his boots as he sauntered from the stables to the woman who just had to be his new riding student. Her flaming red hair swooshed from one side of her shoulders to the other as she watched his stallion, Big Blue, canter inside the corral. Her hands, knuckles white, clutched the fence and every muscle in her tall, slim figure looked tight. Before he could get to her, she pivoted toward the parking area, moving her feet like she was fixin’ to run.

“Hey there!” He called out as a distraction. By the time Trey reached the woman’s side, he could hear her breathing like she’d raced a Texas mile. Before he could introduce himself, she turned to him with wide green eyes and shouted, “He’s huge!” Pink splotches bloomed under the freckles on her pale skin.

She licked her bottom lip and shook her head. “No, no, no, no….” and started backing away. “I can’t do this. Keep my deposit. I’ll figure something else out.”

Trey lifted his hands in mock surrender. “Okay. No problem. You don’t have to ride if you don’t want to.”  Her jeans looked too tight for riding, anyway, and that white blouse would be smudged inside five minutes. Hadn’t the woman ever been to a ranch before?

She stopped moving then and frowned at him, causing twin lines to form above her nose. Her adorable nose, now that he’d gotten a decent look. In fact, everything about the woman seemed downright appealing, despite her reaction to Big Blue. Who in their right mind wouldn’t love the greatest horse that ever lived, on sight?

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HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY is the standalone sequel.

A Lunchbox Romance Short Story.

Only .99!

An Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Western, Western Romance, and Short Romance.

Contemporary Romance Night at Lady Jane’s Salon Philly @LadyJanesPhilly

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The consensus of book lovers who attended Contemporary Romance Night at Lady Jane’s Salon Philly was, “We had fun!”

Despite torrential rain with heavy downpours and street flooding, romance lovers turned out for an evening with authors Susan Scott Shelley, Judi Fennell, and Adele Downs at Main Point Books in Bryn Mawr, PA and gave us a warm welcome. Susan read from her book Rekindled, Adele read from Lip Service, and Judi read from What A Woman Wants. We sipped wine, nibbled chocolate, gave away prizes, and had lots of laughs despite the weather.

From Left to Right: Susan Scott Shelley, Adele Downs, Judi Fennell

From Left to Right:
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Some of the guests at Lady Jane's Salon Philly

Some of the guests at Lady Jane’s Salon Philly

Susan Scott Shelley, author and one of three founders of Lady Jane's Salon Philly with visiting author Ursula LeCoeur

Susan Scott Shelley, author and one of three founders of Lady Jane’s Salon Philly, with visiting author Ursula LeCoeur

Proceeds from the event benefitted the Center for Literacy, Philadelphia.

HOOK ME UP by Adele Downs, Coming Soon-INTO THE FLAMES Box Set!

HOOK ME UP by Adele Downs

Pre-order September 7, 2015!

Available September 29, 2015!

A contemporary firefighter romance novella inside the INTO THE FLAMES multi-author box set anthology. Eight sizzling novellas from eight New York Times, USA Today, best-selling and award-winning authors.

Introductory price of only .99!

INTO THE FLAMES box set cover reveal coming soon!

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Pre-order your copy of INTO THE FLAMES September 7, 2015 on Amazon, iTunes, All Romance eBooks, or Kobo and receive HOOK ME UP plus seven other scintillating firefighter romance stories for only .99/

Available September 29, 2015 at Amazon, iTunes, All Romance eBooks, Kobo, B&N, D2D.

More firefighter titles by Adele Downs:

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Author Terri Brisbin Visits Ireland–Photos and Travelogue @SignetEclipse @DiscoverIreland

Please welcome my author friend Terri Brisbin to Down To Earth Romance. I invited Terri to tell us about her recent trip to Ireland because she researched her exciting new series in a place I’ve always wanted to visit. I’ve been told by others who have been to the Emerald Isle that, in addition to living in a beautiful country, the Irish are the friendliest people in the world. I hope you enjoy Terri’s travelogue and will leave a comment for her.

Best–Adele Downs

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‘Twill Do Ye No Good!  Or My Trip to Ireland with Writers
by Terri Brisbin

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The title of this blog post refers to the scene in THE QUIET MAN when someone asks for directions and the resulting confusion and humor.

I was lucky enough to get the chance to travel to Ireland this past May and even luckier to go with some wonderful writers. Eileen had been there before and she was our leader and main driver. I served as backup driver and navigator. Laurie was the keymaster because they use actual keys for hotel rooms and cars there and she kept them safe for us! And Loralee was our scribe, taking notes and adding commentary through the trip.

And it was grand! Brilliant! Lovely! (those three words are the Irish triumvirate!) We began calling it the 50-shades-of-green tour because we did see more shades of the color green than I’d ever thought possible. Around every turn a new vista spread before us and we drove through hills and mountains, along the sea and lakes and through farmland.  We met up in Dublin and spent some time there before renting a car and going off on the real adventure.

I had two purposes for the trip—the main one was researching. The last book in my Novels of the Stone Circles series takes place in Ireland and I needed to visit some possible locations to see if it would all work the way I wanted it to. So, I headed over early and sought out the Neolithic sites on the northwest coast – Knocknarea and the Megalithic cemetery and stones of Carrowmore.  These are ancient and magical places, built centuries ago for some purposes that remain lost in time. Knocknarea is the site of Maeve’s cairn where the powerful queen in the Irish mythology is believed to be buried…or honored. Though I could not make the climb to the cairn, I spent time scouring the landscape of Carrowmore. It’s amazing how all the tombs and cairns and stones align at certain times of the year.

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The other magical place for me was the Drombeg stone circle on the southeast coast. It is where the final battle between good and evil will happen in my story and I was physically affected when I approached it. I could not breathe. I could not go near it. Until I walked around the circle several times, I felt a barrier keeping me out. Then, when I could at last enter, I could not stop from crying. Strange? Oh yes, but there was something there, something more, something different and ancient there. It is a place of great power.

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Dublin was great—I visited Trinity College and saw the Book of Kells. Since I’d visited Iona where the book is believed to have been created before, it was great to see where it ended its journey. Dublinia – the Viking center of Dublin – was an interesting place and we did get into trouble there…not the first nor the last time during the trip!

And lost!

We got lost every single time we got into the car (well, with a very few exceptions to that!). No part of our journey around Ireland did not include backtracking and missing signs and turns. And that was in spite of a GPS, a half-dozen ordinance-style maps and iPhones with maps! I now believe that maps and guidebooks are just part of the infamous Irish storytelling! Seriously, maps included roads that either a) do not exist, or b) are no longer there! And though US roads that are odd numbered generally go north-south and even numbered ones go east-west, Irish roads circle around several times and end whenever they want and disappear when they decide to!

Of course, the best part of getting lost is asking for directions and that’s the part of the trip that really showed the Irish people’s gift of storytelling. I have never laughed so much in my life as the times during the trip that involved asking directions – my favorite happened while I was there alone and in Ennis. I stopped there to pick up some basic supplies for my solo part of the trip and got completely lost. So, I asked an older couple how to get to the road to the Cliffs of Moher.  Honestly, I struggled not to laugh when the husband got to the part –“this road ends in a T-intersection, do you know what that is? Grand! So you go to the T, but make sure to take the left turn before you reach the T…”  No, really, those were the directions! Then his wife stepped in and said he’d gotten it all wrong and told me another completely different way to go. Lost, I tell you. Lost!

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Our trip ended on the Dingle peninsula where we rented a ‘cottage’ just yards away from the westernmost spot in Ireland and Europe for a week—and that was the second purpose of the trip—writing. We’d planned a week of writing there but with so much history around us we didn’t stay put. The highlight of the week was the chance to meet with Isabel Bennett, a leading archeologist of the Dingle area! It happened through serendipity – a chat in a bar with someone and a suggestion that if I was interested in standing stones, she was the woman to talk to.  The others, writers through and through, came along and we all had questions for Ms. Bennett and she answered them – and gave us directions to the Arda Mór standing stones! You can guess how that all went? LOL – lost, but in the highest places around Dingle with lots of cows and with spectacular views.

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So, Ireland was magical and mystical and green! The people were wonderful and friendly and the places beautiful and breathtaking. I found lots of inspiration for my current and future projects and made 2 new friends. And I laughed more than I think I ever have. Grand! Brilliant! If you get the chance to go, do it! For whatever reason, go! You will not regret it ever….and make sure you have lots of batteries for your cameras…you’ll need them!

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Terri Brisbin is the author of more than 35 historical, paranormal and fantasy romances and her next release- RAGING SEA – will hit the shelves on October 6, 2015.

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Visit her website – www.terribrisbin.com – for lots of info about her, her books, events and more.

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Christmas in July-Hot Cowboys and Firemen!

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Celebrating Christmas in July with fireman Jamey Tucker and cowboy Treymont Woods!

Sweet but sassy short story reads to beat the heat and keep your Christmas spirit burning all year.

Buy your copies of SANTA TO THE RESCUE and HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY for only .99 each!

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SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Only .99!

Reader’s Choice Award Winner at Loves Romance Café. Best Man in Uniform.

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HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY. Only .99!

The standalone sequel to KISSING HER COWBOY.

An Amazon Top 100 Western, Western Romance, Short Romance.

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KISSING HER COWBOY. Only .99!

An Amazon Top 100 Western, Western Romance, Short Romance.

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Merry Christmas in July!

LIP SERVICE by Adele Downs, Coming April 28!

Coming April 28, 2015!

LIP SERVICE by Adele Downs

A novel.
Light paranormal romance
From Boroughs Publishing.

The ghost of Aunt Ada comes with the old house Legs Anderson inherits, but her prudery will be no match for the lifelong love, the unstoppable lust, and the sexy schemes of Legs and her lover Jack Harris to free themselves of Ada’s spirited meddling.

Cover art, summary, and excerpt coming soon!

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING Blog Tour, March 9-17, #giveaways!

“Once again, Adele Downs creates the perfect love story.” 5★! ~Girl With Pen

Celebrating new release HER IMMORTAL VIKING with giveaways that include a Starbucks gift card and several free books by Adele Downs. Follow along, join the fun, and enter to win!

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The following book bloggers are my gracious hosts for the tour:

March 8: (Pre-Tour Kick-Off)

Romance Books 4 Us  Guest Post

March 9:

Here is What I Read

Inspire To Read

March 10:

Smile Somebody Loves You

First Page to Last

March 11:

Mythical Books

A Dirty Book Affair

Author Sandra Love

March 12:

Here Is What I Read

In The Pages of a Good Book

March 13:

Padme’s Library

*Lanie’s Book Thoughts  Review

Romantic Reads and Such

*The Hoarding Readers Corner  Review

March 14:

My Family’s Heart

March 15:

My Family’s Heart Blog

March 16:

Muffy Wilson Literotica

*Life With Two Boys  Review

*girlygirlbookreviews  Review

*Kimi’s Medieval Author Interview Blog  Review

Harlie’s Book Blog  Review

Ravyn Rayne

Inner Goddess Forum

March 17:

*Words, Words, Words Review

*Wanda Loves Books  Review

*Girl With Pen  Review (reposted)

*Cat’s Reviews  Review

The Book Nuts

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING, Amazon Top 100 Fairy Tale

HER IMMORTAL VIKING hit the Amazon Top 100 Fairy Tales category on release day and has received outstanding 5 Star reviews! Thank you!

If you would enjoy reading a modern day take on Norse mythology, I hope you’ll give the book a try. Here’s a little about the story:

Divine intervention. That’s all Penny asks. Freedom from overwork and mountainous debt. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, all hoping to draw the attention of someone—anyone—“up there.”

In the west, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a renowned Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god. Now, while Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to grant her wishes. But Penny is about to wake up, and so is every desire she’s ever known. To claim their fairy-tale ending, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name. Not only must his sword arm and courage stay strong, but their powerful love must cross the divide of a thousand years.

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NEW Release! HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs

It’s New Release Day!

For an author, release day is like Christmas and a birthday party rolled into one. Help me celebrate and spread the news!

HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs is a contemporary fantasy romance from Boroughs Publishing and available now!

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs

An original contemporary fairy tale inspired by Norse mythology

Divine intervention. That’s all Penny asks. Freedom from overwork and mountainous debt. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, all hoping to draw the attention of someone—anyone—“up there.”

In the west, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a renowned Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god. Now, while Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to grant her wishes. But Penny is about to wake up, and so is every desire she’s ever known. To claim their fairy-tale ending, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name. Not only must his sword arm and courage stay strong, but their powerful love must cross the divide of a thousand years.

Excerpt:

He smoothed her hair and rubbed a thick tendril between his thumb and forefinger. “I am Gunnar.” He pronounced the name Goo-nar.

An emblem of the sun, surrounded by a circle, had been branded on the back of his powerful hand. Penny touched the scar while he held a length of her hair, recognizing Freyr’s sacred insignia from her textbooks. “The pain must have been excruciating.” Without thinking, she lifted the old wound to her mouth and laid kisses along its perimeter before pressing a kiss to the icon inside.

Tremors vibrated across her lips when they touched the ancient symbol and her body tingled with the contact. The brand grew warm and then hot against her mouth, though it did not burn. She ran her tongue over the thick scars to erase the heat, and then licked the center, finishing with a tiny swirl.

Gunnar’s gasp of surprise was the last thing she expected when she lifted her head. He released her hair and drew away.

“I’m sorry. I don’t know what got into me. Have I offended you?” She’d always been popular with men, and comfortable around them, but her behavior with Gunnar was bold, even for her. She sat up. “Am I under some kind of spell?”

Gunnar shook his head. “I used my powers to heal you, but your free will remains intact.”

She searched his face for clues about what to do next, because desire shone behind the wary expression in his eyes. Something else shone there, too. Gratitude. Penny waited for Gunnar’s reply without letting go of his disfigured hand.

He said, “Kindness isn’t something I’m used to finding. Perhaps you’d be less inclined toward compassion if you knew what I’d done to deserve this brand of servitude.”

She reached out and draped an arm around his neck to bring him closer. Their gazes locked and held. Gunnar’s eyes were like pools of ice blue water that pulled her in and down.

Her breathing slowed while the sound of her heartbeat rushed blood through her ears. “I am Penelope. And if you’re from Alfheim, I know who and what you are. I just don’t understand why you’re here.” How could she deserve his rare, benevolent gifts? She was just an ordinary woman from an ordinary town, barely scraping by.

His warm breath grazed her cheek in shallow rushes, lifting goose bumps across her skin. His wide, firm mouth smelled of sweet ground parsley and fresh-picked mint. “Sometimes we get what we need, simply because we ask. That’s the beauty and power of the unexpected.”

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What Gunnar’s Old Norse Alfheim Might Look Like, Photos

Gunnar, the hero of HER IMMORTAL VIKING, comes from Alfheim, the place in Norse mythology between heaven and earth, in the west beyond the seas. Though my story is contemporary and written wholly from my imagination, the gods, Light Elves, Dwarves, and demi-gods in the tale were inspired by ancient lore.

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As I wrote my novella, I imagined what Alfheim (Elf Land) might look like and painted word images on the pages. On one of my trips to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, I photographed scenes that brought my setting to life.

Enjoy my vision of Alfheim.

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs

Coming Tuesday, February 24, 2015!

Her Immortal Viking Arrives 2/24/15!

FIVE MORE DAYS until GUNNAR ARRIVES!

HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs

Available wherever ebooks are sold February 24, 2015.

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Summary:

Gunnar of Alfheim is a Viking warrior unjustly cast into eternal servitude and made a Light Elf by an angry god. When he falls in love with Penelope, a modern day mortal, he must find a way to link heaven and earth and cross the divide of a thousand years to clear his name and claim her.

Buy your copy February 24!

NATURALLY YOURS Featured at Choosy Bookworm!

NATURALLY YOURS is the Featured Book at Choosy Bookworm! To qualify for a feature a book must have overwhelmingly positive reviews, and readers say they love NATURALLY YOURS! A contemporary romance novella available for $2.99 at Amazon and everywhere ebooks are sold. Buy The Book on Amazon! Naturally Yours

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APPEARING February 24!

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SANTA TO THE RESCUE Reissued!

  “Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!” 5 Stars! ~ Cat’s Reviews

I’m thrilled to announce that SANTA TO THE RESCUE, my sweet firefighter romance novella, has been reissued by Entangled Publishing with a great new cover as part of their Bliss line. Isn’t it pretty? And still only .99! My hero Jamey Tucker and heroine Heather Longhurst look better than ever.

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A Love Romances Cafe’ Reader’s Choice Award Winner!

Summary:

Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.

When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing Santa Baby in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.

Here’s what book bloggers are saying about SANTA TO THE RESCUE.

“That first flush of ‘this could be love’ makes for a wonderfully sweet read. I need to see what else this author has written!” 5 Stars! ~ First Page To The Last

This festive romance novella is the perfect read to lift your holiday spirits.” 5 Stars! ~Examiner.com Philadelphia

Ms. Downs’ writing is smooth, seamless, and engaging…Santa To The Rescue is one of those magical Christmas stories that bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.” 5 Stars! ~ The Snarkology

“[Adele] Downs’ Santa to the Rescue is a beautifully written, heartwarming tale of love during the holidays… Those who love romance added with the magic of the holidays will enjoy this read!” ~ 5 Stars! ~The Pen and Muse

“The one-dimensional holiday specials on the Hallmark channel should take a lesson from Adele Downs. She developed believable, emotional characters that keep you turning the page and leave you satisfied.” 5 Stars! ~ Amazon community reviewer

Buy on Amazon! .99!

Buy on Your Choice of Retailers! .99! (Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, Amazon Ca, Amazon UK)

HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY Rafflecopter, Book Tour!

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“Adele Downs is a wonderful storyteller.” ~The Snarkology

It’s Rafflecopter time! Join the book tour for HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY, spread the word, and be automatically entered to win prizes. Stop at as many of the book blogs as you wish. The more stops you make, the more entries you’ll collect in the Rafflecopter. I’m giving away free copies of KISSING HER COWBOY. I hope to see you there!

November 2014 Book Tour Dates:

Tuesday, November 7

Harlie’s Book BlogReview, Spotlight

Monday, November 10

Reader’s Entertainment Sneak Peek, Spotlight

RAFFLECOPTER BEGINS–

Friday, November 14, 2014

Here is what I read   Excerpt/Spotlight

Miss Ivy’s Book Nook Take II Excerpt/Spotlight

2 Bibliophiles Guide  Excerpt/Spotlight

Eclipse Reviews  Excerpt/Spotlight

My Family’s Heart Blog Excerpt/Spotlight

Portals to New Worlds Excerpt/Spotlight

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Girl with Pen  Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

girlygirlbookreviews  Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews Excerpt/Spotlight

Melissa Snark, The Snarkology Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

Room With Books Excerpt/Spotlight

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cat’s Reviews Review, Top 10

Inspire to Read Excerpt/Spotlight, This or That

A Dirty Book Affair Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

Little Red’s Book Reviews Excerpt/Spotlight

Wanda Loves Books Review, Spotlight

Sweets Books http://sweetsbooks.com  Excerpt/Spotlight

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cathy Brockman Romance http://cathybrockmanromances.wordpress.com Spotlight, Top 10

Musings of an Author Review

Amber Skyze Excerpt/Spotlight

My Family’s Heart Excerpt/Spotlight

Loves All Things Books Excerpt/Spotlight

This Redhead LOVES Books http://thisredheadlovesbooks.blogspot.com  Excerpt/Spotlight

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Romantic Reads and Such Excerpt/Spotlight

BeanieBrain Reader  Review, Excerpt/Spotlight, Top 10

Ms Me28 Excerpt/Spotlight

Book Banger’s Blog Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

Rusty’s Reading Excerpt/Spotlight

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Laura’s Online Interests Excerpt/Spotlight

Book Groupies http://bookgroupies2.blogspot.com Excerpt/Spotlight

Once Upon a Crush Book Blog Excerpt/Spotlight

What Shall We Blog About Today Excerpt/Spotlight

Mia Fox Books Excerpt/Spotlight, Top 10

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hooked On Books Forever http://hookedonbooksforever.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1&zx=8f0628a04d78920 Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

Country Gals Sexy Reads Excerpt/Spotlight

Padme’s Library Excerpt/Spotlight

Smile Somebody Loves You Excerpt/Spotlight

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Friday, November 28

Get Motivated. Book Fun Friday with Celia Lucente. Feature.

New Release! HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY by Adele Downs

Ready or not, the holidays are just around the corner!

HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY is my new release and I hope you’ll pick up a copy to get you into the holiday mood.

A .99 Lunchbox Romance short story from Boroughs Publishing Group and the standalone sequel to KISSING HER COWBOY.

Join Trey and Daisy for their first Christmas together!

Buy on Amazon!  Buy on Smashwords! Buy at All Romance eBooks!  ONLY .99!

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Excerpt:

“You’re quiet all of a sudden,” Trey said.

Except for the crickets, katydids, footfalls and sounds of horse’s hooves, the country night was still. She must have given him a vibe about the decision weighing on her mind, because Trey was usually comfortable with silence. He freed his arm from hers, rubbed a hand down her spine, and made little circles with his fingertips on the small of her back. The intimate gesture raised goose bumps over her skin, yet warmed her from the inside.

“I’ve been thinking,” she said. “There’s something I want to talk to you about.”

The moon had risen, and beneath its glow and the light of a billion stars, Trey’s brow furrowed. “Sounds serious.”

Daisy nodded. “Something I want to run by you.”

Trey pressed his hand more tightly to her back. “Then I want to hear about it. Let’s take care of Big Blue and eat supper. We can relax and talk and then decorate the tree. As it happens, I have something I want to discuss with you too.”

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