A Little Blackmail by Helen Conrad

Another stop on the Destiny Bay Romances Tour.

These sweet editions are just coming at the right time for me and I’m happy to have be able to show them to you.

A Little Blackmail
Destiny Bay Romances – Forever Yours
(Sweet Edition #2)
by Helen Conrad
Adult Romance
Paperback & Ebook, 172 pages
March 28th 2014 by Doorknock Publishing


Sometimes you have to break the rules to right a wrong.

Janet Cardona is usually a by-the-book good girl, but when Matt Carrington won’t give her cat back, she sees red. Rules mean nothing when there’s an animal to be saved. So when she’s caught in a burglary and blackmailed for it, she finds she can’t refuse. Matt only needs her to pretend to be his wife for a day or two so that he can run a scam he’s involved in. But once the pretense gets going, he begins to yearn for the real thing. Now Janet has to decide if she can let herself fall for a con man.

smorrebrodcrabsandwichRecipes for Crab Open-faced Sandwiches and Basic Asian Soup included.

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As a treat I have an excerpt from the book for you too. Sit back, grab a coffee and read.


She found the phone on a small, lacquer table, picked up the receiver, and dialed. How easy it was to dial out. She felt like a prisoner here, yet she could call out whenever she pleased. She could so easily call home—even call the police . . . She gazed down the hallway, half expecting Matt to jump out at her at any moment, but there was no sign of anyone.
“Hello?”
She laughed with relief. There was still a real world out there after all.
“Baxter,” she said affectionately, “it’s so good to hear your voice.”
“Janet, where are you?” Baxter sounded cranky. “You never showed up yesterday, and Howie and I have been here waiting since dawn. We’ve got that special edition on spores to lay out.”
“I know, and I’m really sorry to leave you two in the lurch, but I might not be in for a while.”
“You mean until after lunch?”
“I mean until after Thursday,” she said, hoping it was an exaggeration.
“What?” His outrage echoed in her head. “Where are you?”
She hesitated. What in the world was she going to tell him? If she told him the truth, he and Howie would be over here in no time, ready to rescue her. She couldn’t have that.
“None of your business, Baxter. I do have a private life, you know.”
She waited for him to laugh. Her indignant speech had certainly sounded phony to her and she expected him to see right through it. But for some reason, he seemed to believe her.
His voice was hushed, incredulous. “Are you … are you with some guy, Janet?” he asked.
She sighed. At least here she could go with the truth. “Yes, Baxter. As a matter of fact, I am.”
“Oh.”
There was a long silence. Neither one of them knew what to say next.
“Janet?” Baxter ventured at last.
“What?”
“Don’t . . . don’t do anything crazy.”
“Of course not.”
“I mean . . . Howie and I . . . You know we . . . well, we care about you and if you need any help or anything . . .”
Inexplicably, tears welled in her eyes. She hadn’t expected that.  Since her father had died, those two were all she had left in the world.  Except Alexander, of course.  But to know they felt that way too touched her heart.
“Thank you, Baxter,” she whispered, her voice breaking. “Goodbye.” She put down the receiver and stood for a moment, her hand still on it, blinking away the moisture in her eyes. What great guys.

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Helen Conrad is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 90 romances (over 15 million copies sold) published under various pseudonyms with Harlequin, Silhouette, Loveswept, and others. She is currently revamping and rewriting much of her backlistómainly into the Destiny Bay Romances Series. The first six, the Forever Yours Series, are being rewritten as Sweet Editions.

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A Little About the Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
From Author Helen Conrad

“The Destiny Bay Romances take place in the sort of beach town I’ve always loved–and now I live in one! But writing about beach towns came first and this series is centered on the rich, influential Carrington family living along the California Coast, and in Hawaii. These are good-looking, fast-driving, hard-hitting men and women whose impulses lead them into trouble every time–and inevitably to fall in love.

The original series includes language and love scenes that aren’t, for the most part, especially harsh and explicit–but some of my readers from my years writing sweets for Harlequin as Raye Morgan have asked if we couldn’t have sweet and clean versions–and I thought–what a good idea!

These are basically the same stories…but with the conflicts softened a bit, the language cleaned up, and no explicit love scenes. There are still a few adult situations, but they’re muted. Consider these the PG versions.

I hope you enjoy them!”

And then there is the Tour-Wide Giveaway

– US Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and paperbacks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
– INT Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and ebooks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
– 2 sets of ebooks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast (INT)

Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway

The other book stops on this tour are:

Run Run Runaway
May 12 – Book Intro

May 13
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima
Christy’s Cozy Corners
Kelly P’s Blog
My Ereader and Me

May 14
I Am A Reader
All That’s Written …

May 15
deal sharing aunt
The Wonderings of One Person
Katie’s Clean Book Collection

May 16
The Reading Diaries
Mythical Books
Tressa’s Wishful Endings
i blog 4 books

May 18
Getting Your Read On
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
The Written Adventure
LibriAmoriMiei

Moving Too Fast
May 26 – Book Intro

May 27
Kelly P’s Blog
deal sharing aunt
My Ereader and Me

May 28
All That’s Written …
Mythical Books
I Am A Reader

May 29
The Wonderings of One Person
Katie’s Clean Book Collection

May 30
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
Tressa’s Wishful Endings
The Reading Diaries
i blog 4 books

Jun 1
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima
Getting Your Read On
The Written Adventure
Christy’s Cozy Corners
LibriAmoriMiei

June 2 – Grand Finale


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Run Run Away by Helen Conrad

I’d like to welcome you to my  Prism Book Tours stop for
Run Run Runaway
Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
by Helen Conrad

Adult Romance
Paperback & Ebook, 169 pages
March 28th 2014 by Doorknock Publishing

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

The trouble is, when you run from your problems, you often find out your biggest obstacle is along for the tripñit’s you! Reid Carrington realizes that when he finds Jennifer and recognizes the quiet desperation in her eyes. Can he save someone who doesn’t want to be saved? Or like a lifeguard rescuing a swimmer, will she pull him down into the undertow in the end?

Recipes for Jennifer’s Mango Salsa and Tilly’s Bruschetta included.

For those that want to know a little more, here is a small taster of it for you to read.


Jennifer sneaked a look at the woman beside her and decided to jump right in. “I’m sorry to have turned up as sort of a fifth wheel on your arrangement here,” she said.
Astrid laughed softly. “Don’t worry about it, dear.” She dabbed powder on her nose from a golden compact. “Reid is obviously fascinated with you for the moment.” She turned to smile with genuine friendliness that took Jennifer aback when it was combined with what she was saying. “I understand you two were friendly once in the past.”
“Yes,” Jennifer began, prepared to launch into a full explanation, but Astrid waved it away.
“I understand fully. I know what men are like.”
Muffy came out to sit on her other side, and Astrid turned to her. “They’re all the same, aren’t they? It’s like spring fever or something. They get all obsessed by something or other—a new car or a sailboat or a new sport—or a girl—and they act quite demented for a while.” She shrugged and laughed, turning back to Jennifer. “But it always passes.”
A chill went through Jennifer. It hadn’t been meant as a dig at her. Strangely enough, she knew that. Astrid was being modern and objective.
She glanced at Muffy and received an apologetic smile and a tiny shrug. Then Muffy asked to borrow a dab of Astrid’s perfume, and the conversation left the issue of Reid behind. Astrid turned and offered Jennifer a dab as well. No, Astrid hadn’t intentionally meant to insult Jennifer.
But it had been meant as a bit of friendly advice. Astrid had merely let her know that she didn’t feel threatened. Despite Jennifer’s appropriate clothes and attempt to fit in, it all came down to the same thing. Astrid had the same opinion of her that Dan had at first. She figured Jennifer was one of those “male things” that Reid had to get out of his system.
Jennifer wasn’t affronted this time. She was saddened. Astrid didn’t even know the quality of what she had. That was what made Jennifer angry. Astrid expected to be cheated on. And Reid was no cheater.

This book is available on Amazon.

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About the author

Helen Conrad is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 90 romances (over 15 million copies sold) published under various pseudonyms with Harlequin, Silhouette, Loveswept, and others. She is currently revamping and rewriting much of her backlistómainly into the Destiny Bay Romances Series. The first six, the Forever Yours Series, are being rewritten as Sweet Editions.

WebsiteFacebookGoodreads

Destiny Bay Romances-The Sweet Editions

These are basically the same stories that are found in Destiny Bay Romances- Forever Yours, but with the conflicts softened a bit, the language cleaned up, and no explicit love scenes. There are still a few adult situations, but they’re muted. Consider these the PG versions.

There is a Tour-Wide Giveaway

– US Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and paperbacks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
– INT Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and ebooks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
– 2 sets of ebooks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast (INT)

Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the tour:

Run Run Runaway
May 12 – Book Intro

May 13
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima
Christy’s Cozy Corners
Kelly P’s Blog
My Ereader and Me

May 14
I Am A Reader
All That’s Written …

May 15
deal sharing aunt
The Wonderings of One Person
Katie’s Clean Book Collection

May 16
The Reading Diaries
Mythical Books
Tressa’s Wishful Endings
i blog 4 books

May 18
Getting Your Read On
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
The Written Adventure
LibriAmoriMiei

A Little Blackmail
May 19 – Book Intro

May 20
Kelly P’s Blog
deal sharing aunt

May 21
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
Tressa’s Wishful Endings
All That’s Written …
I Am A Reader
My Ereader and Me

May 22
The Wonderings of One Person
Mythical Books

May 23
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
The Reading Diaries
LibriAmoriMiei
i blog 4 books

May 25
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima
Getting Your Read On
The Written Adventure
Christy’s Cozy Corners

Moving Too Fast
May 26 – Book Intro

May 27
Kelly P’s Blog
deal sharing aunt
My Ereader and Me

May 28
All That’s Written …
Mythical Books
I Am A Reader

May 29
The Wonderings of One Person
Katie’s Clean Book Collection

May 30
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
Tressa’s Wishful Endings
The Reading Diaries
i blog 4 books

Jun 1
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima
Getting Your Read On
The Written Adventure
Christy’s Cozy Corners
LibriAmoriMiei

June 2 – Grand Finale

Are you a blogger and want to receive information about new tours? Go HERE.
Are you an author or publisher and would like to have us organize a tour event? Go HERE.