Thursday, October 31

Book Tour & Giveaway: The Billionaire's Matchmaker Anthology

The Billionaire's Matchmaker

The Billionaire's Matchmaker
Anthology
Shirley Jump, Susan Meier, Jackie Braun and Barbara Wallace


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Press

Date of Publication: October 14, 2013

Number of pages: 272

Cover Artist: Libby Murphy




Available at the following retailers:
Amazon     BN     Sony     Kobo     ARe


Can a feisty four-legged matchmaker help four best friends find the romance of their dreams?

When a handsome man from Gabby’s past agrees to a cross-country road trip, her master plan to re-launch her art career quickly morphs into an unexpected, romantic reunion.

Marney’s 9-1-1 emergency help arrives in the form of a rugged, blue-eyed cop. Now she has the perfect bodyguard to keep her safe during those dark, steamy nights…

The last thing Mia wants is a relationship…yet the headstrong florist can’t keep her hands off her sexy-as-sin ex-boyfriend. Will she open her heart before he leaves town for good?

Jenny is a woman on a mission – she’ll even resort to dognapping to make her point! But can she teach a reclusive, emotionally-wounded tycoon that love heals all things?
Excerpt: 
“Driving Mr. Wrong Home” by Shirley Jump

“That’s what friends are for.” Though he wanted more than that and had for a long, long time. He wasn’t on this trip with Gabby to see if he should forget her. He’d come to see if she loved him like he’d always loved her.

“Is that what we are?” she asked. “Friends?”

“Are we?”

The two-word question hung in the air. Hell, the question had sat between them for years, ever since the day they’d met. There’d always been this magnet that drew him to her, a magnet he’d attributed to her being so different from him, so wild, so unpredictable. When really, what he wanted more than anything was Gabby herself.

“I think we’ve always been more than that,” he said. He reached up, let his hand trail along her jaw. Her eyes widened, and her pulse leapt in her throat. “Don’t you?”

“T.J….” She turned away. “I don’t think we should take this any further. I just don’t think it’s a good idea.”

“Okay.” He lowered his hand.

A heartbeat passed, another. The temperature rose, heating the space between them. She caught his hand with hers, her fingers warm and tight against his. “I want you,” she said softly. “But I’m so afraid. Of a thousand things, of making a mistake.”

“Oh, Gabby.” Her name slid from his lips, part groan, part whisper. “Don’t be afraid. I’m here and I’m not going anywhere.”

A long slow smile curved across her face. She splayed her fingers, pressed her hand on his chest. Her touch trailed down the front of his shirt, skipping over the buttons, dancing along the ridges of muscle beneath the cotton fabric. “You’ve changed.”

“We both have. We’ve grown up.” His attention drifted to her curves and the desire that had been on a slow simmer began to burn hotter, brighter.

She laughed, a deep, throaty sound. “I don’t know if I have. But you have grown up. In very nice ways.” A flush of pink invaded her cheeks, nearly as bright as the streak in her hair.

“I’m not that geek you remember.”

“No, T.J., you definitely aren’t. But underneath it all, I think you’re still the same guy. You’re down to earth and honest. At your core, you’re the T.J. I remember. I’ve missed that person a lot.”

“You missed me?”

“More than I realized. You’ve always…tempered me. Brought out the best in me.”

The words filled him with joy. She saw who he was underneath. She always had. “And you’re still the same person who pushes me to step out of my comfort zone, to take chances.”

“I could say you’ve turned the tables in that department this week.” Her gaze softened when she looked at him.

“Maybe we should take this beyond just a road trip. To something more.” He’d said nearly the same thing years before. Back then, she’d rejected him. But this time, he sensed the undercurrent of attraction, the simmer of want, warring with whatever battles Gabby had inside her.

“But…” She got to her feet, and shook her head. “We’re just traveling together for a few days. It wouldn’t be smart to complicate that. What’s going to happen when we get to California? You stay there, I go back to Illinois? We have something long distance?”

“Honestly, I don’t know what will happen then.” He wanted more, wanted it all, but to have that, he had to tell her the truth about who he was...about why he stayed away all these years.

Giveaway: 

The authors will award a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

So follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.



Book Tour Info: 
Don't forget to check out the other stops on the Book Tour:

October 28:
The Reading Addict - Interview with Jackie Braun
My Written Romance

October 29:
Reading In Twilight

October 30:
Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
Ever After Romance Book Blog

October 31:
Musings and Ramblings

November 1:
Enjoying the Unique Flavors of Life

November 4:
Long and Short Reviews - Interview with Barbara Wallace
Simply Ali

November 5:
fundinmental

November 6:
Reviews by Crystal

November 7:
Aly's Miscellany

November 8:
Jenna Allen

November 11:
It's Raining Books - Interview with Shirley Jump
The Revolving Bookcase

November 12:
All I Want and More

November 13:
Literary Confessions of a Mom with Frizzy Hair

November 14:
Book Reviews by Lexi

November 15:
Rookie Romance
Wild Wordy Women

November 18:
Straight From the Library - Interview with Barbara Wallace
Books and Other Spells

November 19:
Sarah Ballance

November 20:
Queen of the Night Reviews

November 21:
Renee Entress's Blog

November 22:
As the Pages Turn

November 22:
Snarky Mom Reads...

Shirley Jump Bio:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction to feed her shoe addiction and avoid cleaning the toilets. She cleverly finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double as vacuum cleaners. Look for her Sweet and Savory Romance series, including the USA Today bestselling book, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE, on Amazon and Nook, and the debut of her Sweetheart Club series for Berkley, starting with THE SWEETHEART BARGAIN in September 2013. Visit her website at www.shirleyjump.com or read recipes and life adventures at www.shirleyjump.blogspot.com.

BOOK TITLE: “Driving Mr. Wrong Home” in THE BILLIONAIRE’S MATCHMAKER, Indulgence

To connect with the author online:

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Jackie Braun Bio:
Jackie Braun is the author of more than 30 contemporary romance novels. She is a three-time RITA Award finalist, a four-time National Readers’ Choice Award finalist and was nominated for Series Storyteller of the Year by RT Book Club in 2008. She lives in Michigan with her husband, their two sons and a former shelter dog named Pip.

Anthology name and my title: The Billionaire’s Matchmaker/Love Unleashed.

To connect with the author online:

Website | Blog - 2nd Tuesday each Month | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Susan Meier Bio:
In 2013 Susan Meier lived one of her career-long dreams. Her book, THE TYCOON’S SECRET DAUGHER was a finalist for RWA’s highest honor, the Rita! The same year NANNY FOR THE MILLIONAIRE’S TWINS was a Book Buyer’s Best Award finalist and National Reader’s Choice finalist.

Susan is the author of over 50 books for Harlequin and Silhouette, Entangled Indulgence and one of Guideposts' Grace Chapel Inn series books, THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS.

One of eleven kids, Susan never lacks for entertainment or amusement from her over thirty nieces and nephews. Her family’s Wednesday Morning Breakfasts are the highlight of her summer. And with lots of her nieces and nephews now in their twenties, wedding season is in full swing!

Susan lives in west central Pennsylvania with her husband, son and two crazy cats.

THE SHERIFF’S SECRET in the THE BILLIONAIRE’S MATCHMAKER anthology for Entangled Indulgence

To connect with the author online:

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Barbara Wallace Bio:
Barbara Wallace has been a life-long romantic and daydreamer so it’s not surprising she decided to become a writer at age eight. However, it wasn’t until a co-worker handed her a romance novel that she knew where her stories belonged. Her first Harlequin Romance debuted in November 2010.

Barbara loves writing sweet, smart, ‘it-could-happen-to-you’ style romances. She lives in Massachusetts with her other loves – her husband, their teenage son, and three very spoiled pets (as if there could be any other kind). She also loves hearing from readers.

To connect with the author online:

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


21 comments:

  1. What a great looking site! Thank you for hosting us!

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  2. Good to see another awesome excerpt! Thanks for sharing!


    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  3. How do you decide upon the order of the stories?

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  4. Once we figured out what the stories would be about, we sort of picked the story we wanted to write. It's weird how in tune we were. We all got to write something we liked.

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  5. Sounds like a great set of stories. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  6. Looking forward to reading. I am in Love with Charlie already

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  7. This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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  8. I haven't read any of these authors before and I can't wait to read this book.

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  9. I enjoyed it too! Thanks for stopping by Andra.

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  10. Had to go with the Geek one... lol.

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  11. I really liked the idea of the 4 interconnected stories. I hope you get a chance to enjoy it.

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  12. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  13. I love the interconnected stories written by different authors. This book sounds facinating. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I think interconnecting the stories with the dog is a sweet and charming idea. After all, who doesn't love a little puppy love. ;)

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