Friday, November 13, 2015

What Love Can Do - Virna DePaul Excerpt Tour

New York Times Bestselling Author Virna DePaul is excited to introduce readers to her latest heroes, the five Irish O’Neill brothers!  What Love Can Do begins the Home to Green Valley series with eldest son Quinn O’Neill traveling to California’s wine country to learn more about his mother’s past.  The last thing Quinn expects to find is Love! The trouble may be holding on to the woman of his dreams. Find out if this sexy Irish hero can save his happily-ever-after in What Love Can Do.

Ireland has always been home for the five O’Neill brothers, but several tragedies, including the recent death of their mother, have them feeling lost. After making an unexpected discovery, eldest son and former rugby player Quinn O’Neill heads to Forestville, California, in the enchanted river valley where his mother grew up. There, he hopes to learn more about his family and explore the possibility of settling someplace new.

Traveling the world before opening her own bakery is Lillian Parker’s dream, and she’s one step closer to achieving it after winning an internship with a world-famous pastry chef in Miami. Unfortunately, Lillian’s mother is pressuring her to stay in Forestville and help run the family B&B. Then a handsome Irishman blows through the door with charm and sex appeal to spare, and suddenly Lillian’s not sure what she wants.

Sparks instantly fly, and Lillian finds herself agreeing to show Quinn around the area. Soon their building feelings have them wishing for more time together. But Quinn’s just beginning to explore the magic of Green Valley wine country, and Lillian needs to stretch her wings. Even worse, exposed secrets pit Lillian’s family against Quinn’s, creating thorns in their blooming love.

Can passion survive conflicting family loyalties? And can love bond Quinn and Lillian together forever when dreams of adventure versus home and hearth threaten to keep them apart?

A light tap at his door pulled him out of his ebbing slumber. Groggily, he rose and moved to open it, then realized he was still in his skivvies. Imagining Lilly’s mom on the other side of the door, he wrangled himself back into his jeans before answering.

Lilly stood there, wringing her hands. “Um…” Her eyes dropped to his body—his naked chest and his jeans, which he’d zipped but hadn’t bothered to button. She swallowed hard. “I’m…so sorry…I just…” She blushed and averted her eyes down the hallway. Then looked at his chest and jeans again.

Quinn smiled, enjoying the way he was making Lilly squirm where she stood, rooted to her spot. At the same time, however, he shifted slightly behind the door to hide the rather intense effect she was having on his body with her naughty looks.

“I’m sorry, Lil,” he half-whispered. “But you can’t come in. Normally I’m up for anything, but you see my brother’s not the soundest of sleepers…” Just then Con’s snoring rent the air. Quinn smiled wider and leaned toward her. “On second thought, I’ll just kick the little maggot out. Perhaps you brought a late night snack of those muffins you were telling me about.”

He made a production of looking for something she’d brought with her, even though he could plainly see her hands were empty. “Ah, just as well. I wouldn’t want to share anything you’d brought for me, you see…”

Lilly tilted her chin up and rolled her eyes, indicating she knew he was kidding and having none of it.
Quinn burst out laughing.

“I just came by to tell you…to invite you…to let you know that I can show you and your brother around tomorrow.” Her blue eyes turned back to his face, intense and focused on remaining there by force. “If you want. But I think I’ve changed my mind.”

Oh, he wanted, alright. Right now he wanted a whole lot. But he’d settle on Lilly’s offer of a tour for now. “That’d be grand! And please don’t change your mind. I’m tuckered from flying, and my brain’s a mess. I was just having a bit of fun between new friends.”

She harrumphed but he could see the amusement in her expression. He’d always loved a girl with a good sense of humor. “Well, alright. But I won’t be taking it easy on you tomorrow,” she said, then groaned and closed her eyes almost immediately.

Instead of shooting out another sexual innuendo, he simply said, “Please don’t. And we’ll look forward to spending tomorrow with you. Right after I try your famous muffins, of course.” Quinn winked devilishly. “See you then, Lilly.”

Find out what happens next by following the tour and increase your chance of winning prizes!
11-09 – Simply Ali
11-10 – Book Bangers Blog
11-11 – Joyfully Reviewed
11-11 – Naughty Book Eden
11-12 – Book Girl Reviews
11-13 – Once Upon An Alpha

Virna DePaul is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy, suspenseful fiction.  Whether it’s vampires, a Para-Ops team, hot cops or swoon-worthy identical twin brothers, her stories center around complex individuals willing to overcome incredible odds for love.  Bedding the Wrong Brother, which begins the Bedding The Bachelors Series, is a #1 Bestselling Contemporary Romance and a USA Today Bestseller.

Virna recently released Filthy Rich, Bedding the Bodyguard and What Love Can Do, Book 1 in a new series (Home to Green Valley). Book 2, The Way Love Goes, releases November 17, 2015.

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Virna is giving one lucky winner a $20 Amazon Gift Card. AND another lucky winner a Print of her latest release FILTHY RICH & a Print of AWAKENED the second book in her Belladonna Agency series.

High finance and a sizzling office affair raise desire and passion to the boiling point in Virna DePaul’s seductive new contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Carly Phillips, Lori Foster, and Molly O’Keefe.
Cara Michal has had to fight every step of the way to earn her place in the glittering seven-figure world of Wall Street. Years ago her hardworking father, a small-time investment adviser, was wrongfully accused of fraud. Now Cara is at the top of her game, supporting not only herself but her mother and brother. The occasional night out dancing soothes Cara’s soul, even as a bitter need for revenge against the man who destroyed her father makes inner peace elusive.
Then, in a moment of heat, Cara kisses a sexy stranger at a party—only later to discover that the man is Branden Duke, her new boss, an infamous operator with a wicked reputation in bed and on the Street. Branden is a man who seemingly has it all—except a woman who connects with him on a physical and emotional level. Now that he’s found Cara, he’s not sure he can let her go, even if he should.
In spite of herself, Cara is drawn to this charismatic guy. He is a challenge like none she has ever faced in her life. Their passion for each other is unquenchable, surprising them both with its ferocity. Even as Cara wonders if she can trust this man with her heart and soul, the ecstasy of their love cannot be denied. But when the past threatens the present, the two are faced with a truth from which they may never recover.

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Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author Virna DePaul’s thrilling series of paranormal romances invites readers into a seductive and dangerous world where vampires secretly exist among the general population, while the FBI tries to keep the Rogues among them from preying on humans—for killing, for turning, for pleasure.
Ex-soldier Barrett Miles had no idea that vampires were real—until Belladonna recruits her to serve as a covert agent and infiltrate a murderous sex ring run by the most depraved of immortals, those who feed on the purity and blood of innocents. Their latest victim: a young girl whom Barrett promised to protect. She will be sold—unless Barrett can find her first. Forced to team up with her former lover, Nick Maltese, an undercover sniper, Barrett is caught between fulfilling her personal mission and shielding her heart from the man who betrayed her.
Nick’s hunting a new breed of vampires and harboring a terrible secret when Barrett finds him. Soon a seething underworld of strange desires threatens to engulf them all. Can he save the girl and reclaim Barrett’s heart? Nick knows he has only one chance to prove himself to her as the hunt begins—and their love forces them to embrace the darkest places in their souls.

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