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Celebrate Summer ~ Bloghop and #Free book

Welcome to the Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop! Click on the graphic to travel to the rest of the participating blogs, and be sure to scroll down and enter for my giveaway and free book information.

Celebrate Summer!

The two halves of Adriana Kraft got married on the summer solstice thirty-four years ago, so you can bet we’re always up for some Summer Lovin!  With our Welsh and Scottish roots, we’re quite partial to the Celtic calendar, so it was especially meaningful to us to select that date for our wedding.

It should come as no surprise that we reach back to those roots in our fiction. We had a lot of fun crafting our romantic suspense The Unmasking, weaving in Celtic lore as our undercover cop heroine puzzles out the clues to the campus stalker’s warped timetable. The Unmasking will be #FREE at Amazon the last two days of the hop, June 21 and 22, to celebrate the solstice.

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Whose mask will crumble first—
the enigmatic professor of Celtic Studies,
the undercover cop masquerading as a co-ed,
or the campus stalker, biding his time to strike again?

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Is anthropology professor Matt Bayfield the Blackthorn College rapist, or a potential ally? Aloof and unapproachable, Matt has academic ambitions. He can’t escape Blackthorn College soon enough, and he doesn’t want any entanglements to slow down his exit.

Nancy Appleby would like nothing more than to solve the string of campus rape cases before Thanksgiving so she can go home. The last thing she wants is a relationship to complicate her life—but she’ll settle for a fling, especially when the sex sizzles.

The stalker has his own carefully crafted timetable, with a special date just for Nancy. Can Matt and Nancy force him out of his hidey-hole before it’s too late?

REVIEWS

Five Stars at Amazon: One of the best stories ever written by Adriana Kraft…a truly great read. Could not put it down until I finished it. Amy B. Full of unexpected twists, the mystery and suspense intensifies. Wendy C.

Five Stars at Goodreads: The suspense is so well done you don’t know who the bad guy is until it’s revealed in the book. The action is fast paced and kept my interest to the very end. Could not put the book down. Donna H.

BUY LINK

Amazon  #FREE June 21-22

EXCERPT

Chapter One

Who will be the next victim?

Nancy Appleby scanned the co-eds in the small lecture hall. Each could be his next prey. Each looked much younger than she remembered being as a full-time student. Each woman hung on Professor Bayfield’s well crafted words.

Was it the topic, Celtic Myths and Rituals, or was it the aloofness of the tall, dark-haired lecturer with the strong protruding chin that mesmerized? He did command attention. Although his tone was mild, Bayfield played with his audience like a polished actor. Clearly he was in control. Though he gestured but rarely, he moved like an athlete, comfortable in his body.

Nancy jotted notes on a yellow pad pretending to be no different than anyone else in the room. She glanced up at Bayfield, whose eyes had settled on her; they were piercing and inquisitive. Then he shifted his gaze, but he’d noticed her, was thinking about her. Why? She’d done everything she could to blend in. He hadn’t seemed particularly troubled by her presence, just curious.

Nancy redirected her attention to the individuals sitting in front of her. She’d arrived early to claim an aisle seat in the back row. The raised auditorium layout provided an advantageous observation post. About sixty women and twenty men were in attendance, no doubt a decent turnout. Blackthorn College had a student body of less than two thousand.

Nancy scribbled more notes and then focused on the men in the room.

Was he in the lecture hall? Would he strike again, tonight? Or would the rapist stay in his hole, biding his time?

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ARe Bad Boys – you know you want one!

600X315BadBad boys…what are we gonna do? Well, you could always collect each and every one. All this month, All Romance will release a series of eleven sexy novellas starring the baddest boys to hit the Cafe! You like motorcycle club heroes, hockey players, ultimate fighters… they’re all right here. To celebrate Bad Boy month at All Romance, we’re giving away a $50 GC to ARe so you can grab the whole bad bunch!

Want to win something? Here’s what is up for grabs:

One Grand Prize: a $50 GC to All Romance/OmniLit goes to one lucky winner.

Fifteen Second Prizes: We’ll choose 15 readers to receive a free copy of one ARe Bad Boys novella. Readers’ choice!

How to Enter: There’s more than one way to win. You can do one or all of these:

1) Blog about our giveaway! Add this post to your blog and use this form to tell us where to find it. (Worth 25 entries for you!)

2) Comment on AReCafe’s blog post and tell us which Bad Boy you want to read most.

3) Tweet out this message and tag AReCafe:

Bad’s never been so good. Meet the #AReBadBoys in 11 hot new romances at @AReCafe – http://buff.ly/1kk2JN4

4) Update Your Facebook page or profile with the message above and tag AReCafe.

5) Add any or all ARe Bad Boys to your Goodreads shelves (get the list here).

6) Repin any or all ARe Bad Boys to a board on Pinterest. Visit our #AReBadBoys board and get started!

7) Review a Bad Boy novella you have already read and send us the link using this form.

You can also use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

The contest runs May 1 – May 31, 2014.

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Now, a word from our legal eagles:

You must be 18 years of age and a registered customer of AllRomance.com or OmniLit.com to enter. Not registered? Visit AllRomance.com. Employees of All Romance eBooks, LLC will not be eligible for prizes. All Romance eBooks, LLC will award $50 in eBook credit for All Romance/OmniLit to one (1) grand prize winner, and one free eBook each to fifteen (15) winners. Readers may choose any of the eleven ARe Bad Boys novellas as a prize. The $50 eBook credit may not be redeemed for cash. Ebooks will be delivered automatically to the reader’s library. If we don’t receive a response from winners within seven (7) days, the prize will be forfeited. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. Prize recipients will be notified by June 1, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter and Google Forms. Prizes are being furnished by All Romance eBooks, LLC, DBA All Romance, OmniLit, and ARe Cafe. 300 Main St #186, Safety Harbor, Florida 34695. The value of the prize, $50.00 in eBook Bucks is valued at $50.00, and the value of each eBook prize is $2.99.

 

 

Cassie’s Hope ~ Spring Fever Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFRW Spring Fever Hop! Click on the graphic to travel, and be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter for my prize, a free download of Cassie’s Hope with its brand new cover by Rebecca Poole of Dreams2Media.com.

Do you have Spring Fever yet? Hubs and I live, write and travel full time in our  motorhome, so home is where we park it, and that never includes snow! Right now we’re in Las Vegas, soaking up sunshine, catching the occasional show, and visiting with friends (and writing and editing and marketing, of course).

We may have stayed warm all winter, but we’ve had our eye on the upper midwest, where we used to live, and it’s been brutal for months on end. I know everyone there is ready for spring, yet I keep getting reports of snow and more snow. Here are some pics of spring in the Arizona desert to keep you warm until it’s really spring :).

  

  

I always experience spring as a time of hope and renewal – not so true for our heroine, Cassie O’Hanlon, not long after the story opens. Here’s our new cover, the blurb, and an excerpt.

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What happens when a fiercely loyal widowed half-Ute cowboy meets a fiery redhead with an Irish temper to match? Cassidy O’Hanlon – Cassie, to her friends – has set aside her Chicago career for six months to train racehorses for her dad after his stroke.

Furious the interloper has shipped in a ringer from the Chicago circuit to his Wyoming turf, Rancher/trainer Clint Travers sets out to put her in her place. Sparks fly immediately, but after their rocky start, the two quickly forge a passionate relationship, and he follows her to Chicago.

When it becomes clear someone is drugging Cassie’s horse, Clint sets out to solve the mystery, but storms off in a cloud of wounded pride when suspicions turn to him.

Can love trump pride?

BUY LINK

E-Book http://www.amazon.com/Cassies-Hope-Riders-Adriana-Kraft-ebook/dp/B00GDWTUGY

EXCERPT

Six weeks later a cacophony of April sounds greeted the first rays of dawn on the O’Hanlon farm. Cardinals, robins and mourning doves sang to each other. Young foals whinnied, seeking attention from their mothers. A light, bright mood greeted the rising sun, except for the storm brewing on the front porch.

“I can’t do it. I proved that already.” Cassie kicked at a corner porch post.

She’d been so hopeful. She’d allowed herself to be bitten by that same damnable bug that had infested her father for years. That bug carrying the dream of the big horse disease.

Hope had responded well to the training regimen. She’d worked hard. Nothing seemed to bother her until the day of the race. Then things just fell apart. One race might’ve been excused, but two races back-to-back?

And Cassie had no answer—not true. The answer was to fess up to being a social worker, not some damn magician with horses.

She stopped her pacing and stood before her father. Quietly, with hands clenched tightly behind her back she announced, “I quit. I’m sorry, Dad. But I’m not good enough.”

“Sorry?” her dad spat out. “Not good enough? Quit? Hah, I never thought I’d see the day when the daughter of Tug O’Hanlon quit anything…just rolled over and played dead.”

Cassie recoiled. Tears filled her eyes. She knelt and rested her head on his knees. He held her. She sobbed.

Her mind whirled. She never cried, especially in front of her dad. Why couldn’t she stop crying?

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