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March 28th, 2009

Excerpt Days

It's another weekend and another excerpt days appointment!

I already posted 10 new excerpts that await you in my front page:

http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/tag/excerpt

Go take a look, there is also a goodie to grab as soon as possible... And this afternoon I will post the summary, hoping that in the meantime some other author decides to join the party.

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Excerpt Day: Lost by Zoe Nichols

Lost by Zoe Nichols
Release Date: Mar 22, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-60659-141-3
Publisher: Phaze Books
Publisher Link: http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Lost/exact_match=exact

Amazon Kindle: Lost

Blurb: When Eric begs Ethan to use his psychic skills to help find his drug addict mother, Ethan is reluctant, unwilling to use the gifts that have given him such pain in the past. But Eric is also one of Ethan's few friends and the plea is too strong to ignore. They embark on the path to find the truth behind Deborah's disappearance only to stumble into the beginnings of hell...for the both of them. As Eric tumbles down into a dark pit of pain that threatens his very soul, Ethan must to fight down his own demons to help Eric see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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The Shape of a Heart by Kimberly Gardner
Release Date: Mar 22, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-60168-193-5
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Publisher Link: http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/new-releases/shape-of-a-heart/prod_227.html

Blurb: Still grieving his partner's death after two years, Zach Jensen takes solace in his work and his memories. But when his sexy new employee offers more than just help with the inventory, Zach is forced to face the fact that the past is cold comfort. Keith Hart is used to life on the run, treating each new place as no more than a temporary stop. Until he meets the man with the hole in his heart. Against his judgment, Keith reaches out to Zach while a dark menace from the past reaches out for Keith. Will the threat prove to great? Or can they come together and win their future in the shape of a heart?

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Kimberly Gardner is giving away an ebook in .pdf format from her backlist, winner’s choice, to the first person to email her at kstarrett5 (at) comcast (dot) net
The Obsolete Man by Pepper Espinoza
Release Date: Mar 29, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-494-5
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher Link: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/ObsoleteMan.html

Blurb: James Duran no longer fits in the world. At forty-five years old, his wife has left him, and his job as a pre-press technician was not just downsized, it was completely eliminated. With no reason to stay in the world, James makes plans to jump in front of the train that took him to work every day for twenty-five years. But before he does, he’s finally going to introduce himself to the stranger who takes the same train. The stranger who has gorgeous eyes and a wonderful smile. A stranger who can make the world fit James Duran again...

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Spring Reassurance by Andrew Grey
Release Date: Apr 2, 2009
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/

Amazon Kindle: Spring Reassurance

Blurb: James After four wonderful months, an unsettling move to a new home, and a confrontation with Blayne's father, Roeder worries that Blayne will miss his old life and return to it, leaving him behind. What if they aren't meant to be? His worries flare into outright panic when Blayne is critically injured, and Roeder knows he'll soon have his answer: The gods will ultimately decide if their love will endure.

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Their Lover by Barbara Sheridan
Release Date: Mar 23, 2009
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Publisher Link: http://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=33

Blurb: Danger brought handsome American Ken O'Neill into the lives of ChildsPrey drummer Kyoru Tanihara and his wife, actress Sasao Miyamoto. Once the need for a full time bodyguard ends Ken stays on as both an employee and friend. After the men share a scripted kiss in a music video, the trio's relationship takes an unusual turn. Old desires awaken within Kyoru, new fantasies in Sasao, and Ken is afraid his presence may jeopardize his friends' marriage. Reluctantly, Ken leaves the couple's employ but when another frightening situation draws him back into their lives, Kyoru and Sasao will do all they can to hang on to their friend and convince him they're good for each another in every way imaginable.

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Excerpt Day: Crossroads by Keta Diablo

Crossroads by Keta Diablo
Release Date: Mar 22, 2009
ISBN 978-1-60659-139-0
Publisher: Phaze Books
Publisher Link: http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Crossroads/exact_match=exact

Amazon Kindle: Crossroads

Blurb: Handsome ex-cop Frank McGuire is on a quest to locate his dead partner's missing son. Rand Brennan has an identity issue, exercabated since the death of his father. Hoping to find himself, Rand drops out of college, takes to the streets, and doesn't realize he's embroiled in duplicity and murder. In order to save Rand, Frank must confront the nefarious killers and...confront his long-suppressed feelings for Rand.

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2050 by Mychael Black & Shayne Carmichael
Release Date: Mar 22, 2009
ISBN 978-1-59426-673-7
Publisher: Phaze Books
Publisher Link: http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=2050/exact_match=exact

Amazon Kindle: 2050

Blurb: Visions of blood and death haunt Richie England. A new serial killer is stalking the city, and Richie finds himself in the middle of a frightening pyschological battle with the killer and the spectres behind the evil. As the detective in charge of the Vivisectionist case, the last thing Julian Anders needs is a damn psychic telling him about visions. When another body is found, Julian is forced to accept Richie's help. The killer has seen Richie, and with his life at stake, both Julian and Richie need to find the answers and the killer before it's too late.

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Excerpt Day: Under Pressure by B.A. Tortuga

Under Pressure by B.A. Tortuga
Release Date: Mar 25, 200
ISBN: 978-1-60370-661-2
ISBN (10): 1-60370-661-5
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publisher Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1866

Amazon: Under Pressure

Blurb: Sonny and MJ really want to think they're retired, but after an old enemy of MJ's blows up their boat, they know they have a lot of running to do. Still, there's no hostages around to cramp their style, and they have each other, so life is good. At least until Cowboy, an old friend of MJ's, looks them up. Cowboy brings a whole host of problems with him, including Duncan, a very interesting professor with surprising ties to MJ. When the boys decide to investigate Duncan's origins, it leads them back to their old allies, Paddy and Neil, who were pretty happy to say goodbye after their last adventure together. When Neil is kidnapped, though, Paddy knows he has to help MJ and Sonny to get help in return. Enemies are coming out of the woodwork, MJ doesn't know who to trust, and Sonny finds out a few things that shake him down to the very foundation of his life. Will the boys be able to survive this third installment of the Road Trip series? Other books in the Road Trip series include Racing the Moon and Steam and Sunshine.

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Excerpt Day: Eternity by Darcy Abriel

Eternity by Darcy Abriel
Release Date: Mar 29, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-493-8 (Electronic)
ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-880-6 (Paperback)
Publisher: Amber Heat
Publisher Link: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberHeat/Eternity.html

Amazon: Eternity

Blurb: Blood...lust...revenge... In 1570, Maximilian Wolffe was turned vampire, sired by a demonic master. Braggio Luca was an outcast rogue even among the undead, and his hunting ground, the streets of Venice. Max learned to appreciate pain from the most skilled. He did what he had to do to survive. And in the end, he begged. But a brutal master should always beware of what he creates. He saw her...wanted her...claimed her... In 1872, Max and his companion, Claudio, hunt the streets of Venice once more. What Max finds, however, is not what he expects—Lena, a woman to equal his passion. He takes her, tutors her in the darkest desires, makes her his servitess, and ultimately, his vampiress. Yet after turning her, he abandons her in order to save her. It is the memory of Lena that may keep Max from succumbing to the beast within. More than a century passes when Lena is confronted once again with her sire, the dark lover she has never forgotten. Now it is Lena, weary of being alone, who is on the hunt for a servitor, a human male to submit to her every need. She finds him in Dr. Erik Rand. She claims him, but what she doesn’t expect is Max’s return, demanding what is rightfully his—both Lena and her human, Erik. Would their memories re-ignite the fire that had once seared the nights of Venice? Max has changed. He’s no longer the vampire Lena once loved. This vampire is more predatory, more dangerous. Max means to claim his possessions in the most elemental way known to mortal man, or to the undead. Will his vampiress submit to the dangerous creature he has become?

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Excerpt Day: By Degrees by J.B. McDonald

By Degrees by J.B. McDonald
Release Date: Mar 25, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60370-410-6
ISBN (10): 1-60370-410-8
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publisher Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1864

Blurb: Orphaned at eleven and bounced around the foster system, Tim learned young that the only thing he could control was himself. It was a lesson he took seriously, and it's the only thing that keeps him safe from more heartbreak. Conner doesn't understand this desire to control things, but he doesn't need to. He loves everything about his control-freak friend, even the way he quirks just one eyebrow. He has for years. With Con's arrival, everything starts unraveling in Tim's life. He's questioning his sexual orientation, wrangling with emotions from his past, and fending off questions from Con's well-meaning family. Drowning in a world out of his control, his one hope is to let go and trust that love will save him. But after so many years of burying his feelings, he's not sure it's possible.

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Bear Combustion by Jenna Byrnes & Jude Mason
Release Date: 03/2009
ISBN: 978-1-906811-97-6
Publisher: Total-e-Bound
Publisher Link: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=423

Blurb: Book two in the Untamed Hearts Series. Fire rages, not only through the forest to threaten the lives of his clan, but in the hearts of Tarek, the leader as well as Inuka, his firey lover and Raven, the stoic companion who secretly adores him. Can the flames of their love survive? The amulet around his neck glows with fiery heat. Darkly handsome Tarek would just as soon ignore the warning and resume frolicking with his seductive companion, Inuka. But as the leader of the bear changeling clan, responsibility rests on his shoulders. Suddenly, the warmth of the talisman is overwhelming, and its meaning becomes clear. Wildfire races through the forest threatening everyone, and everything, in its path. The bears must retreat to their winter caves for safety. The journey is long and time proves short. As flames dance from the treetops, sparks explode and embers shower the fleeing clan. Not all are as strong and able-bodied as Tarek and his muscular mate Inuka. Seeing the clan members to safety is Tarek's primary concern. When their escape doesn't go as planned, the burden of his obligation may be too much for one man - or one bruin - to bear.

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Taming the Wolf by Michelle Houston
Release Date: Mar 22, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60659-140-6
Publisher: Phaze Books
Publisher Link: http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Taming+the+Wolf/exact_match=exact

Amazon Kindle: Taming The Wolf

Blurb: Gay werewolves just didn’t happen naturally. Ben had accepted that he would quite possibly live the rest of his life alone. Then one day Nathan, another rogue-made werewolf, turns up on his doorstep. Ben finds that maybe there is a mate for him after all, if he can teach the younger man how to tame his inner wolf.

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Around the World: Mudéjar Style

Andalusia county is a little treasure in the south of Spain. It has an huge Moors influence, and most of its ancient buildings are like lace and satin, lace from the stucco and satin from the colorful tiles. Siviglia, Granada, Cordoba, but also little town like Ubeda and Baeza, all of this cities and town are wonderful, and everywhere there is a joy of life.

 
by Elisa, Siviglia, Andalusia, 2000:
http://www.elisarolle.com/travel/2000Andalusia.htm

If I remember well, Moors' religion forbade them to represent their God and so they use complex geometrical design to worship him. This is a stucco in the Alcazaba of Siviglia.

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