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Friday 27 November 2015

☀ Her Captain: Tempting Signs [10] - Taryn Kincaid

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Her Captain, a Contemporary Romance by (, Fated Desires Publishing, 81 pages).

This is the tenth book in the Tempting Signs series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author Taryn Kincaid, and details about the entire Tempting Signs series.

Author Taryn Kincaid will be awarding a 10 Amazon/BN GC + a download of the book to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops



Capricorn Slate Claybourne, an ex-Seal and former sniper who has seen and done things in country that no man should endure, returns to his bucolic hometown on Pieberry Island, desperate for the mundane, everyday routines he once wanted to escape.

A broken, soul-dead man unable to be around people, his body still a lethal weapon when his night terrors wake him from sleep, Slate’s failed to keep the promise he made to the commander who died in his arms: to look after the older man’s baby girl.

But animated Aries Holly Harper is not the pigtailed tot Slate expected her to be, when she lands on the island to take over the decrepit Pieberry House, determined to turn it into an inn for summer tourists, and even more determined to yank Slate back into the land of the living.

First she crashes into him at the island’s holiday Winter Festival, dumping a towering stack of pies at his feet, then she drags him off to a fortune teller against his better judgment. Except for the sizzling attraction smoldering between them, they’re incompatible in every way.

But when a furious December nor’easter traps them together at Pieberry House, will Slate and Holly overcome their pasts and discover they are two halves of a whole?

Teaser: Excerpt

     His square, sharp-edged jaw solidified like frozen iron, so rigid over his clenched teeth, a muscle ticked in his cheek. She almost laughed at his stunned expression, his cold, gunmetal- gray eyes unblinking, his brows zooming skyward like tarnished McDonald’s arches. Except that the face in question devastated her. If she’d thought him ruggedly handsome in the photos her dad had sent home, the giant, live-action figure totally stole her breath away, turned her knees to jelly, and melted her core. Hell, in another second, she’d be coughing and wheezing, trying to draw in a sip of the sustaining oxygen the hot-as-sin SEAL all but sucked out of the surrounding atmosphere. Jeez Louise. Raw, overpowering masculinity poured off him in waves.
     Yet, the smiling face she’d often drooled over in pictures had disappeared. Did the grim man before her smile at all anymore? His sharp eyes seemed haunted in a profound way, his stares hyper-vigilant and unwavering…focused on her but, at the same time, a million miles away. She detected no humor dancing in them at all, despite the comical barbs they’d traded over the smashed pies. Hell knew bottomless grief gripped her still from time to time, wringing tears from her when she least expected the reminders of her loss. But whatever embroiled Slate seemed worse, as if he’d slipped into a dark crevice of endless, dismal eternity and couldn’t find his way back.
     I need to fix him. I have to.
     Yeah, and good luck with that, girlie-girl.

Her Captain
Out on 15 December 2015!

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The Series: Tempting Signs

Lust Actually | Forever Devoted | Gemini Rising | Finally Found You | Before the Rain | Under the Lights | All's Fair | Dark Sky | Lovers by Night | Buried | Once Upon A Fantasy |

12 Authors. 12 Zodiac Signs. 1 Explosive Series. What seductive, contemporary romance will you find today?

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Lust Actually by Heather Long [1]


Ethan Andrews makes his living reading people and tailoring his sales pitch to what they want. He lives his life on the road, traveling from city to city, hotel to hotel, and it all works for him until he meets Norah Silver—the woman he wants to come home to.

Norah Silver has a plan, one that requires focus and dedication. She’s working sixty to eighty hours a week between her two jobs—one for money and the other for her passion. She thrives on giving solid relationship advice that may be based in the stars, but also grounded in reality. The last thing she expected was to find a sizzling love connection of her own.

Sparks fly when these two stubborn Aries launch into an impulsive relationship. Telling themselves lust is actually enough turns out to be a lie, but can these rams bend enough to recognize it or will their off the charts chemistry explode before they really get started?

[Published 24 March 2015, 89 pages]

Forever Devoted by Virginia Nelson [2]


Robbie Jacobs is content being just one of the guys. For years, she’s run with her ‘Pack,’ a group of rowdy boys she went to high school with, used to party with, and now leans on in times of trouble. She has a couple gal pals, sure, but none of them are as close as the Pack…

Gray Smythe has been the unchallenged leader of their group of friends for years. Stoic, determined, he’s managed to be there for them all through some crazy shit. But when Robbie, the only girl in their group, gets into a car accident, the line between friendship and lover suddenly gets a hell of a lot thinner.

One stubborn Taurus man who’s sure he knows what’s right and wrong and one woman fighting to win back her body and a chance at love… Will Robbie believe Gray is actually Forever Devoted?

[Published 21 April 2015, 80 pages]

Gemini Rising by Ranae Rose [3]


Whoever said fighters can't be lovers was never a fighter. Any fighter knows that to succeed, he has to be honest with himself - brutally honest. A real fighter knows his strengths, his weaknesses. And he fights and lives with them in mind, no holds barred.

Grant's weakness is Daniel, an up-and-coming welterweight who once lived, breathed and trained with him before skipping town for the West Coast. Daniel's weakness is Grant, a light heavyweight champion who disrupted Daniel's life with an addictive intensity he's never found in anyone else.

Lila is a woman who grew up cageside and inhabits the same world as Grant and Daniel, a rose among thorns. She's completely unlike the women they're used to. And when they're honest with themselves, they know she's what they need to be complete.

[Published 19 May 2015, 130 pages]

Finally Found You by Carrie Ann Ryan [4]

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The moment Presley Mackenzie walks into her kitchen only to find her boyfriend in a sweaty encounter with another woman on her kitchen counter, she vows to give up men forever. Between her testosterone-heavy day job in the gaming world, her broken heart, and her need to grow into her own shoes, dating just isn't important.

Mason Sutton not only just got dumped by the woman he thought he'd spend the rest of his life with, but now he finds himself healing beside the woman his brother cheated on. He's spent his entire life living in his brother's shadow only to find himself wanting the one woman he can't have.

As Presley and Mason soothe each other's hurts, they find themselves falling for each other even as they fight it. But as they learn to forgive and fall in love, their pasts come back to haunt them and the future they thought they could have starts to crumble before it can take hold.

[Published 11 June 2015, 194 pages]

Before the Rain by JoAnne Kenrick [5]


Three fiancés in three years makes Zoe Chantilly’s relationship column for the Georgia Times her only semblance of commitment…that is until her dating advice takes a dive down the Suwannee and she’s fired.

Unemployed and single, she leaves the sweltering heat of the south and heads to the UK for a man-free break from life. The plan? Get with nature, write a novel, and be alone. Be very much alone. But nature has other plans for Zoe.

Navigating the backcountry roads of Wales seems just as complicated as her love life. A near-collision hones her desires in on Dylan Mostyn, a Leo seething with a raw prowess and macho magnetism the Aquarius in her can’t resist.

This Welshman is as arrogant as he is gorgeous. He’s also her landlord. The undeniable and thunderous attraction between them pinnacles during a karaoke duet at the village fete, but what starts as a no-strings fling quickly spirals toward dangerous ground.

[Published 21 July 2015, 121 pages]

Under the Lights by Rebecca Royce [6]


If Virgo Teirney Mitchell could run her personal life as smoothly as she stage-managed the hit Broadway show Loopy, she’d be a happy woman. With her grandmother dying, she needs movie-star Ian MacKenzie to be on time for his performances and to stop turning her ordered work world into chaos every night.

Movie star Ian Mackenzie has decided to make some changes in his life and the first one is to get Teirney to stop treating him like a pest and see him as the man she wants by her side. However dating someone in the spotlight isn’t for everyone—especially for one who has spend her life hiding behind the curtain.

Despite the odds, their passion burns as the show must go on. Can these two see there is love to be had both under and away from the lights?

[Published 18 August 2015, 90 pages]

All's Fair by Kate Richards [7]


She’s swept off her feet…
Or kept from falling on her behind in the lobby of the Los Angeles Superior Court Building by the first man to catch her eye since opening her own business. Evie Thomas can’t spare time from running her brand new flower shop to serve on a jury. Particularly a celebrity trial. Can’t these soap opera stars settle their problems without involving those trying to earn an honest living? Still, if she must do her civic duty, it doesn’t hurt to have the diversion of a smart, sexy soldier just back from the Middle East. It’s not as if she’s falling in love.

He catches her…
But he might as well just throw her back. Jury duty threatens to keep Mark Vasquez from his well-earned vacation in the South Seas. Isn’t it enough that he serves his country in a capacity so secret even the CIA and FBI don’t know for sure what his branch of the service does? Must he sit through the latest Los Angeles dog-and-pony trial? And his past experience with women hasn’t exactly led him to trust them. But he can’t stop watching Evie, listening to her every word, kissing her every time they are alone. At court…or in their hotel, where the judge has placed the jurors to keep them from the paparazzi.

A sequestered affair…
Just for the duration of the trial. Then they will go their separate ways. Never think of one another again. It’s not like they’re falling in love.

[Published 22 September 2015, 82 pages]

Dark Sky by Katalina Leon [8]


Avery Vaylé, has always had a crush on her big brother’s best friend, Severin. But at the age of sixteen she watched in despair as Severin joined the Navy and later married someone else.

Severin Ortega is a ruggedly handsome, Scorpio who has suffered humiliation of a messy divorce. The ladies love his wicked smile and obsidian eyes, but he’s extremely lonely and loath to expose his heart to another betrayal. After serving eight years, overseas, he returns without fanfare to the high desert Naval Airbase where he grew up to see if his childhood sweetheart is still sweet on him.

Sometimes fate has a way of putting things right. On a lonely desert highway, Avery’s car breaks down. When Severin shows up as the tow-truck driver, the chemistry between them is off the charts. Avery sees her chance to win the man she’s always wanted, but knows this moody Scorpio has been stung by love. During a night of stargazing in the desert, she coaxes him into opening up, all the while bathing him in the love she longs to share. But their lucky stars may not last. Avery’s bullying ex shows up on the scene and Severin’s past has been tarnished by a dark secret that won’t stay buried.

[Published 20 October 2015, 101 pages]

Lovers by Night by Virginia Cavanaugh [9]


Paige Sutton was never one to believe in birthday luck, but when Dr. Brandon Kline starts flirting with her she is forced to reevaluate her thinking. The sexy doctor is only working for the clinic temporarily until the hospital can find a full time replacement. So what’s the harm in giving in to the temptation of a quick affair?

Brandon isn’t sure what it is about Paige that has him lusting after her like a teenage boy. He’s never before indulged in a fling while on a contract assignment, but she has him wanting to break all of his rules for just one taste.

Things heat up between the pair, and soon Paige wonders if she will be able to step away from this affair with her heart intact.

[Published 24 November 2015, 83 pages]

Buried by Cassandra Carr [11]

SYNOPSIS: TBA[Published 19 January 2016, ### pages]

Once Upon A Fantasy by Lia Davis [12]

SYNOPSIS: TBA [Published 23 February 2016, ### pages]

About the Author

Taryn Kincaid writes paranormal, historical romance and contemporary romance, sometimes spiced with a little humor or a lot of snark. She enjoys pinching and tickling words to make them dance.

Her latest, RAIN, a post-apocalyptic retelling of Sleeping Beauty, is out now from Decadent Publishing.

HER CAPTAIN, a Tempting Signs romance (Capricorn) from Fated Desires Publishing, will release in December, 2015.  HER CAPTAIN is available for Pre-Order now!

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks for hosting the HER CAPTAIN tour today!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, Rita. Good luck with the contest.

Unknown said...

Great post, thank you!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed the post today, especially the excerpt! Thank you for sharing!