Safe In His Hands

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Title: Safe in His Hands
Genre: Medical Contemp Romance
Flame rating: Warm

Released: 6/7/2013
Publisher: Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical
Word count: 50K

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Tour long Giveaway: $20 Amazon Gift Card & signed paperback copy ‘Safe in His Hands’

Dates: 9/1 thru 9/30/2013

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– Entering this contest means you have read, understood, and agree with all rules and regulations stated.- Entrants must be 18 or older (or age of majority in your country) to enter and to win.- No purchase necessary.- Void where prohibited.- All stated rules are subject to change without notification or reason given.- Chances of winning vary widely based on the number of entries received.- Prize is as stated. No substitutions or exchanges.

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– Winners are final.- Contest Starts 00:01EST September 1, 2013 and Ends 12:59EST September 30, 2013 and open to International participants- Winners will be notified via email, twitter, or facebook no later than 12:00EST October 3, 2013 -Respond by date to collect prize is 14 days from notification date.

Bio:
Born and raised on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario Amy fled the big city to settle down with the country boy of her dreams. When she’s not furiously typing away at her computer, she’s a mom to three wonderful children, who have given her another job as a taxi driver.
A voracious reader, she was given her first romance novel by her grandmother who shared her penchant for a hot romance. From that moment, Amy was hooked by the magical worlds, handsome heroes and sigh worthy romances contained in the pages and she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.
Life got in the way, and after the birth of her second child, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a romance author.
Amy loves to hear from readers. It makes her day, in fact. You can find out more about Amy at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amy.ruttan.3?ref=tn_tnmn
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ruttanamy
Website: http://www.amyruttan.com
Blog: http://amyruttan.blogspot.com

Blurb:
Dare she place her heart in his care?
Dr. Charlotte James will do anything to save her best friend’s unborn baby–even turn to her ex-fiancé, Dr. Quinn Devlyn! Their relationship ended badly after the loss of their own little miracle, and while Charlotte trusts the hotshot neonatal surgeon’s amazing ability, she doesn’t trust the man who buries his emotions in work….
A career-threatening injury has left Quinn at a crossroads in his life. But, working with Charlotte again in the snowbound beauty of her isolated community practice, he realizes he’s been given a second chance to prove that both the baby and Charlotte’s fragile heart will be safe in his hands….

Buy link:

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Safe-in-His-Hands-ebook/dp/B00BZPLHAQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1377093496&sr=1-1&keywords=safe+in+his+hands+by+amy+ruttan

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Mills & Boon UK: http://www.millsandboon.co.uk/books/medical/safe-in-his-hands.htm

Excerpts:
Damn. What’ve I done?

Dr. Charlotte James had been watching the arrivals board in the Iqaluit airport for some time. She was so focused on arrivals she didn’t even notice the people coming and going around her. A watched pot never boiled, or so the old saying went, but she couldn’t help it. This was probably the longest she’d ever stood still. In her job there was no time to stand still. In fact, she hated it. She could be doing so many other things. Filing, for instance.

Not that she particularly liked filing. She preferred her organized chaos. However, there were a ton of files on her desk, and Rosie had been pestering her for a week to put them away. Instead, she was waiting here for his flight to arrive.

“Flight 207 from Ottawa now arriving at gate three.”

The past, when it came to Dr. Quinn Devlyn, was where it needed to be: firmly locked away. She’d moved on and she had no doubt his life had, too.

He was, after all, at the top in his chosen specialty, and she was right where she’d always wanted to be.

This time Quinn Devlyn wouldn’t blindside her or suck her into some crazy off-kilter distracting, albeit passionate, love affair.

No, siree.

Her life was good. Not perfect but, then, whose was? Charlotte was happy. Courage.

She spun around and saw the plane taxi in on the small airstrip, blending in with the stark, white landscape of Canada’s High Arctic. The only color out there was the brightly painted houses that dotted the landscape. Her pulse thundered between her ears.

He’s here.

The pit of Charlotte’s stomach dropped to her knees. No. Scratch that. Make it the soles of her feet. Not since her MCATs had she felt this way, as though she was perpetually on the verge of hurling.

She was seriously beginning to doubt her sanity in bringing her ex-fiance up to Cape Recluse. It wasn’t a place where she could avoid him easily. He’d be constantly underfoot and she was dreading every moment of it. Would she be able to resist him? The only time she had resisted him had been when he’d left. When their relationship had ended, she’d never wanted to see him again, but his presence here now was a price she was willing to pay to help out her friend. Get a grip on yourself.

A blast of cold air shook her from her reverie. Her gaze focused on the tinted windows, watching the passengers head across the tarmac to the warmth of the bright yellow airport building. Immediately she picked Quinn’s form out of the group of passengers.

Tall and broad, even though he was huddled down under his collar against the cold. Just the sight of him made her heart beat a little bit faster, her cheeks heat and the butterflies in her stomach go crazy. Her pulse thundered between her ears like a marching band. She hadn’t seen him in five years–not since he’d walked out on her–but he was making her feel like a giddy teenager again.

Don’t let him affect you like this, Charlotte chastised herself. She’d moved on with her life. The wound he’d left in her heart had finally healed.

The double doors opened and he stepped into the airport, moving to the side to let more people in from the frigid cold. He set down his luggage and unwound his scarf.

Damn, he still looks as good as ever. Charlotte had been kind of hoping Quinn’s fast, career-driven lifestyle would’ve caught up with and aged him, but he looked as sexy and charming as ever.

Even from a few feet away she could see there was a bit of gray around his sandy-brown temples, but it suited him. Made him look more dashing and debonair.
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Author Interview

Today I welcome Amy Ruttan.She’s here to tell us about her new release Safe in His Hands and a little bit about herself.

I like having guests; it’s kind of like having a party. Everyone comes to see what’s going on, hopefully leaves a message or two for Amy and comes back often to visit the blog later.

Thanks for joining us today Amy!

1) Tell us a bit about your new release, Safe in His Hands.

Safe in His Hands is my debut release from Harlequin Medicals. If you like Grey’s Anatomy, you’ll love medical romances.
Dare she place her heart in his care?
Dr. Charlotte James will do anything to save her best friend’s unborn baby—even turn to her ex-fiancé, Dr. Quinn Devlyn! Their relationship ended badly after the loss of their own little miracle, and while Charlotte trusts the hotshot neonatal surgeon’s amazing ability, she doesn’t trust the man who buries his emotions in work….
A career-threatening injury has left Quinn at a crossroads in his life. But, working with Charlotte again in the snowbound beauty of her isolated community practice, he realizes he’s been given a second chance to prove that both the baby and Charlotte’s fragile heart will be safe in his hands….

2) Where do you get your ideas? For example Life experience, fantasies, experiences and fantasies of friends, etc.

My ideas can stem from a simple picture to a song and even dreams. My muse is very random.

3) What do you find draws you most to write?

My brain doesn’t shut off. I don’t understand how people don’t write. I can’t grasp the concept of a quiet mind. My mind has been like this since I can remember.

4) What else do you have in the works?

I just signed a three book deal with Harlequin Medicals for more medical romances. Yay. So I’m currently working on book 1 of that deal, although it’s my third medical. Book 2 releases February 2014 and is called Melting the Ice Queen’s Heart. It’s up for preorder at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Melting-Ice-Queens-Heart-ebook/dp/B00EFPVCGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377654013&sr=8-1&keywords=Melting+the+Ice+Queen%27s+Heart

5) How do you name your characters? Any special tricks?

Other than my list of names I’ve already used, no I don’t have any special tricks.

6) Do you own an ebook reader or read on an electronic device? If so, what?

I own a pink Sony eReader, that was my first. Now I use my Kobo Glo and I LOVE it. I can read at night with the lights out.

7) As a romance/erotica reader, what sort of stories do you personally prefer?

I read so many subgenres of romance, I really don’t have a preference. I’m not a huge fan of inspirational romance. I do like to have the doors wide open when I read.

8) What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?

Playing video games and Duck Dynasty, Jack.

9) Any vacation or appearance plans this year?

I’ll be at Ellora’s Cave Romanticon in Canton, Ohio from October 10-14 and in May 2014 I’m planning on attending Romantic Times in New Orleans, Louisiana.

10) What would your readers by very surprised to learn about you?

I’m afraid that’s top secret! ;)

For details on Amy Ruttan please visit www.amyruttan.com

Private Release

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Title: Private Release

Genre: Paranormal/shifter Erotic Romance

Flame rating: Scorching

 Released: 6/7/2013

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Word count: 30K

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Tour long Giveaway:  Bear shifter charm bracelet, ebook copy of Private Release and Mounted Release

Tour long Giveaway: Bear shifter charm bracelet, ebook copy of Private Release and Mounted Release

Dates: 6/7 thru 6/28/2013

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Legal Information:
– Entering this contest means you have read, understood, and agree with all rules and regulations stated.- Entrants must be 18 or older (or age of majority in your country) to enter and to win.- No purchase necessary.- Void where prohibited.- All stated rules are subject to change without notification or reason given.- Chances of winning vary widely based on the number of entries received.- Prize is as stated. No substitutions or exchanges.

– Contest host/organizer is not responsible to misrepresented/mis-typed email addresses, spam filters, mailer demons, and other internet wackiness that may crop up at the time of winner notification.

– Winners are final.- Contest Starts 00:01EST June 7, 2013 and Ends 12:59EST June 28, 2013 and open to International participants- Winners will be notified via email, twitter, or facebook no later than 12:00EST July 1, 2013 -Respond by date to collect prize is 14 days from notification date.

Bio:
Born and raised on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario Amy fled the big city to settle down with the country boy of her dreams. When she’s not furiously typing away at her computer, she’s a mom to three wonderful children, who have given her another job as a taxi driver.
A voracious reader, she was given her first romance novel by her grandmother who shared her penchant for a hot romance. From that moment, Amy was hooked by the magical worlds, handsome heroes and sigh worthy romances contained in the pages and she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.
Life got in the way, and after the birth of her second child, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a romance author.
Amy loves to hear from readers. It makes her day, in fact. You can find out more about Amy at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amy.ruttan.3?ref=tn_tnmn
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ruttanamy
Website: http://www.amyruttan.com
Blog: http://amyruttan.blogspot.com

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Blurb:
Jared Stevens hasn’t been the same since he was shot. His duty is to marry a Mukswa woman and be a strong leader. He lets the elders of his clan choose his bride, because the woman he wants is only in his fantasies, the only woman who brings him to exquisite release.
Adele Banks loved being a Mountie, but one shot ended her career and altered her world forever. Adele is determined to make a life for herself. She’s hired to recover Beare Enterprises embezzled funds, but what she didn’t count on is being extremely attracted to her client when meeting him for the first time as he’s naked in his shower.
Adele is Jared’s mystery woman, but she’s taboo. He bonds to her, but has to keep his society secret, as much as he wants to mark her as his own.
As Jared fights his own inner beast, remnants of the prior chief’s wrath is affecting the clan and Adele. To save Adele’s life, Jared may just have to betray his clan’s secret and risk his heart.

Buy link: http://www.ellorascave.com/private-release.html

Excerpt

The scent of the mystery woman was stronger and instinctively he knew the only way he could release was to thrust his cock into her tight pussy.
Only she was just a figment of his imagination. She wasn’t real.
“Fuck,” he roared and then slammed his fist against the frosted glass doors in frustration, shattering it. Blood gushed from his hand. He stepped over the broken glass and blindly grabbed a towel, wrapping it around his hand to staunch the flow of blood. As he tied it off there was a gasp of surprise and the voice was distinctly female, it was followed by shuffling and the thud of the door closing.
Jared’s head snapped up. The scent of that woman he’d been dreaming of was heavy in the air. Like his figment had materialized. It was clinging to the tendrils of steam from his shower.
He turned off the water and headed straight for the bathroom door, leaving a trail of water behind him. All he could do was follow the enticing scent of that intoxicating perfume.
Jared flung open the door. He was pissed someone had invaded his privacy, but he had to know where that smell came from. The perfume that drove his inner beast. “What in the name of…?” He lost track of what he was going to say when he caught sight of the beautiful human female bracing herself against the elevator doors.
It was the woman he had pictured countless times, only more in focus.
His instincts told him—screamed at him—that this was her.
Her scent carried her fear and he could see her pulse point pounding at the base of her throat. Her dark eyes were wide, her pink lips formed a perfect O of shock and his bear growled inside like thunder rolling, loud and clear.
This was the female his inner bear wanted, this human.
Human?
Jared took a step back. She was human. He couldn’t have her as a mate. His mate was chosen. The chief had to have someone pure blooded.
The bear growled again, displeased.
He wanted her.
Jared wanted her.
Red bloomed in her cheeks and she looked askance at him. Jared realized he was stark naked, with a hard-on, in front of a total stranger.
“I’m so…sorry. I thought…I thought it was a closet.” She was quaking.
Confused, Jared realized he was standing on her coat, which was now soaking wet. He noticed two crutches scattered on the floor leading to her and it dawned on him she wasn’t shaking from fright, she physically couldn’t support herself.
Not thinking about his nudity he rushed forward and caught her in his arms as her knees buckled from under her.
“Fuck,” she cursed as she clung to him. Her head plastered against his chest, his face was nestled in her dark hair, which smelled like green tea. Exactly like the woman from his dream. “Fuck. Dammit all to hell.”
She had quite the potty mouth on her.
“Are you all right?” He managed to ask, but still held her close against his body.
“Just embarrassed.” She pushed against his chest feebly. Jared helped her stand, but still held her up.
“What do you need?”
“My crutches.” Her cheeks were still pink and she wouldn’t look him in the eye. The poor thing was humiliated beyond all recompense and he didn’t know why, until he remembered he was still stark naked.
“I apologize for my lack of attire,” he offered, but he wasn’t that sorry. The inner beast in him was positively purring, begging to strip her down to nothing and make up for this indiscretion in other ways. He scooped her up and carried across the room to his overstuffed armchair and set her down. Then he turned and retrieved her crutches. She took them and held onto them, but still wouldn’t look him in the eyes.
“Can I do anything else for you?” Jared asked.
“You could put on some clothes.” A smile quirked the corner of her luscious, pink, full lips.

Sneak Peek Sunday – 02/10

This week, I’m posting a snippet from my story in Fondled and Gobbled: Coming Back for Second.

Keep ’em Coming
“Okay, ladies, if the spotlight finds you, then get up on stage or you might miss the chance of a lifetime.” Mack, the manager of Keep ’em Coming strip club was on stage trying to whip the women into a frenzy.

Rayvn’s eyes looked around the room and panic filled her. She simply had to have this lap goingbackforseconds_msrdance! She sat taller and couldn’t keep quiet.

“Oh, oh, oh, oh,” she shouted. “Me! Me.” She stared at Mack, willing him to look at her. Sending mind messages for him to pick her. She needed this dance.

Pick me, pick me. I hope your dick falls off if you don’t. Even his penis was her friend. Yes, they are all my friends. Not a scary dragon snake like she thought until her therapist explained otherwise.

Yes, this is my therapy. Lap dance is my therapy. To get me over my cock fear.

The spotlight beam careened around the room, casting pale blue light over the audience of screaming women. How could she make herself stand out of thi s seething mass of high-pitched women?

They’d been told to stay in their seats. No standing or it meant automatic disqualification. What could she do?

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Have you been Fondled & Gobbled?

A new book has been unleashed on the world. Are you ready? Are you?someonehadtodoit_msr

At little bit about us…nine  authors met at Ellora’s Cave Romanticon 2012, and a writing and support group was formed: the Cabal of Hotness. We decided it would be fun to do a series of erotic spoofs, and after pitching the idea to Ellora’s Cave, Fondled and Gobbled was born.

Fondled & Gobbled: Someone Had to Do It is released today at Ellora’s Cave.

The perfect man—with the imperfect cock and oral skills. The Dom who isn’t a dom, and the man who proves it to him. The alien with dessert-flavored semen and three cocks. The older man (a kajillionaire with a penthouse in Seattle…) who has limitless ability to come all night with his naïve little virgin. A woman on a diet who craves a feast of meat and finds herself five Broadshaft Brothers who can deliver.

If you’re looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn’t it! This is a series of spoofs, parodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It’s for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and “suspend your disbelief” plot devices that haunt our beloved favorite genre.

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Volume 2, Fondled and Gobbled: Going Back for Seconds will be release on February 22.

goingbackforseconds_msrThe virgin whose carefully planned hymen removal doesn’t work out the way all the romance novels told her it would. A busty broad doing what she can to get over her penis anxiety—assisted by a cadre of male strippers. A not-so-bright (and not so “big”) alien who comes to claim his life mate, and the Earth girl who wants to be claimed at all costs. A cursed, mute shapeshifter who needs to pop his cherry with his unsuspecting fated mate.

If you’re looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn’t it! This is a series of spoofs, parodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It’s for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and “suspend your disbelief” plot devices that haunt our beloved favorite genre.

The Cabal of Hotness A group of crazy, neurotic, absolutely hilarious erotic romance authors working together to corrupt the world… one reader at a time. Please visit our blog blog for further corruption.