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Monday 29 February 2016

☀ A Kiss in the Shadows: Lost Coast Harbor [2] - Lily Danes and Eve Kincaid

Thank you for joining us for the Release Day Party for A Kiss in the Shadows, a Contemporary Romantic Suspense by (, Dark and Stormy Books, 243 pages).

This is the second book in the Lost Coast Harbor series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details of the other two books currently in the series.

A Kiss in the Shadows is only .99 for a limited time!

Author Lily Danes and Eve Kincaid will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card 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 (☀), and reviews (✍).

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


Erin Grady is used to taking care of people. That’s why she’s thrilled to finally realize her dream of opening a clinic…and why she’s willing to overlook where the money came from—until a determined prosecutor comes sniffing around.

Will Patton is desperate to leave the small fogbound town of Lost Coast Harbor and build a real career for himself. But to do that, he’ll need to expose the dirty police chief—and betray the woman who makes him wonder if he’s leaving town too soon.

But the corruption in Lost Coast Harbor runs deep and wide—and exposing the truth will require Erin and Will to expose their hearts…no matter the risk.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Erin studied Will in the pale illumination from the street lamp. The overhead light brought out his cheekbones and cast his eyes into shadows. The fine mist settled on his thick dark hair.
     God, he was really good looking. Objectively, she’d recognized this fact from the moment he’d fallen in front of her, and again when he was lounging in the hospital, trying to charm the nurses. But now, standing in the dark and cold night, alone… she couldn’t take her eyes off him.
     His lips turned up slightly and her stomach fluttered. She’d been staring too long, too intently. The heat burned up her neck to her cheeks.
      “How about the dinner I promised?” he asked.
     Erin shook her head. “You don’t have to do that.”
     As soon as the words slipped out, she wanted to take them back. His gaze intensified and the flutters in her stomach grew to tremors. She didn’t even like cops, and though he wasn’t in uniform, that’s basically what he was. He was the end result of law enforcement.
     “I want to.”
     She shivered and tried to tell herself it was the chill from the fog, but knew it wasn’t. It had been way too long since a man had looked at her like that.
     Oh, what the hell.
     “I have to get Colin home,” she said.
     “Tomorrow then,” he said. He still held her hand, his thumb casually stroking the inside of her wrist. The touch was intimate, familiar. Long-dormant parts of her body woke in a wave of longing and heat.
     “I can’t tomorrow. I, uh, have to—I have plans,” she said, with genuine regret.
     Will raised an eyebrow and Erin realized she was brushing off the only man who’d taken her breath away with a touch in, well, forever.
     “It seems that an awful lot of your vocabulary revolves around what you have to do,” he said, his head tilted slightly as he watched her. “How about this? I’m going down to the Crab Shack for dinner in about an hour, because it’s the only place open on a Monday night in this town. I’ll get a table for two. If you want to join me, I’d love the company.”
     What she wanted was a nearly foreign concept, something Will seemed to have picked up on. She could defend herself, argue that she did what she wanted. That would be a lie, though. And she did want to meet him later.
     “I’ll be there,” she said.
     It was a good opportunity to take Jerry's advice and talk to a prosecutor about the donation to the clinic, her rational mind said. It was just dinner.
     But with a man whose slightest touch sent her reeling, her body reminded her. So don’t be late.

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The Series: Lost Coast Harbor

The series is hot, noir-inspired contemporary romance, set in the fictional town of Lost Coast Harbor on the rugged Northern California coast.

Lily Danes writes the odd books in the Lost Coast Harbor series. The books with odd numbers, that is. Whether the books themselves are odd is really up to the reader. The lovely Eve Kincaid handles the even books.

Kiss of a Stranger | Kissed by a Devil |

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Kiss of a Stranger [1]

Maddie Palmer lost everything when her ex-husband betrayed her. Years later, she’s rebuilt her life. It’s safe and stable—everything she thought she wanted. Until a dangerously sexy ex-con appears in Lost Coast Harbor...

Gabriel Reyes spent six years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s returned, determined to expose the men who set him up. His best chance at redemption is seducing the straight-laced woman working for the enemy…until he realizes he’s the one being seduced.

As passion ignites, Gabe and Maddie find themselves drawn deeper into the corruption behind the town’s richest family, even as they face the greatest danger of all—losing their hearts.

[Published 6 February 2016, 218 pages]

Kissed by a Devil [3]

Annabel Johnson didn’t always think things through—and her last bad decision led to a new name, a new home, and a new job laundering money for the most dangerous man in town. Now, she’s almost free of that burden. All she needs to do is seduce the one man who only deserves the truth…

Declan Donnelly has spent years escaping his family’s wild reputation. He’s now a respectable businessman in Lost Coast Harbor—but the mild-mannered bookstore owner is hiding devilish desires. And when he learns that Annabel is using him to get to his family, the devil comes out to play…

In a town full of secrets, Annabel and Declan must reveal their true selves to overcome the past…and build the future they both desire.

[Published 22 March 2016, TBC pages]

About the Authors

Lost Coast Harbor | Eve Kincaid | Lily Danes |

Like so many good ideas, Lost Coast Harbor was inspired by a few rounds of margaritas. One sunny afternoon, Lily Danes and Eve Kincaid went to a Mexican restaurant for snacks and tequila and left with the idea for a new series. Inspired by their love of noir movies and 1940s crime novels, they imagined a gritty small town full of crime and corruption, where intrigue and mystery can lead to love and passion.

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Eve Kincaid is a lapsed lawyer who decided that fictional crime was more fun than the real deal. When she’s not writing about mysterious women and the dangerous and sexy men who love them, she’s probably shopping for books, lipstick, or imported cheeses to complement a nice California pinot noir.

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Lily Danes is a native Californian who loves cold weather, snow, and rain. A recovering city girl, she now lives in the Sierra Nevadas. She has few practical skills and would be absolutely useless in the zombie apocalypse.

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James Robert said...

Thank you for the great excerpt and giveaway

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Eve Kincaid said...

Thank you so much for hosting us! Have a great day!

BooksChatter said...

Pleasure! You have a great one as well :-)


Ben said...

Thanks for sharing!!

James Robert said...

Snowy cold day here in Michigan, thanks again for this giveaway