Thursday, December 10, 2015

Her Captain (+$10 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Her Captain 
Author: Taryn Kincaid
Series: Tempting Signs
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing 
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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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?
~What's in a Capricorn?~
HER CAPTAIN is the Capricorn entry in the limited “Tempting Signs” series from Fated Desres Publishing. Each new book, by a different author each month, has the hero or heroine – or both – born under the zodiac sign for that month. Since HER CAPTAIN releases December 15 – and the sun traverses Capricorn December 22 through January 19 – my hero, Slate Claybourne is, you guessed it – a Capricorn.

He’s an ex-Navy SEAL and he exhibits all the characteristics of a true Cappie – he’s loyal, steadfast, responsible and patient. Practical and prudent. Ambitious and disciplined. And doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in his body.

At least, that is, until he meets the fiery, impulsive and feisty heroine, Holly Harper, a speak-before-you-think Aries, who sparkles like the diamond that is her birth sign.

Aries is a fire sign. Capricorn in an earth sign. Slate’s last name is Claybourne! And yes, I thought about that and yes, it was a deliberate choice. Capricorn’s sign is the Sea Goat. Slate is an ex-Navy SEAL.

Here are a few other things to know about Capricorns:

1. Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac, and originates from the constellation Capricornus – the Sea Goat – based on the primordial god of wisdom and the waters.

2. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn. (Frowny face.)

3. Capricorns tend to marry for life.

4. Birthstone is the garnet, a deep red passionate wine colored stone. (Also, sometimes, amber and onyx.

5. Christina Aguilera, Nicolas Jim Carrey, Walt Disney, Katie Holmes, Lindsay Lohan, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Tom Selleck, Steven Spielberg and Ber Stiller are all Capricorns.
~Try an Excerpt!~
Yin meet yang. Night meet day. Mutable force meet immoveable object.

Every one of Holly’s most compulsive, impulsive brain waves fluttered like a hummingbird wing. Slate Claybourne affected her like the aftershock of an earthquake. Abuzz with excited tremors, she didn’t know whether to leap into his arms and climb him or run screaming away in the other direction.

Oh, yes, you do know, girlie-girl, one of the imps on her shoulder crooned.

Danger, danger, Will Robinson, the imp on the other shoulder screamed in warning protest.

Why had her father told her to search out the former SEAL? The “if you’re reading this”letter he’d sent—not to be opened until she’d met Captain Claybourne—burned a hole beneathher pillow at Pieberry House, still unopened and unread. Had Dad thought the infamous Sand Shark would protect her from her string of notoriously bad choices?

Just looking at the ripped and cut former SEAL in the flesh made her stupid and silly and all but dissolved the remnants of her filter, always fragile during the most mundane of times and less than a wisp of thread now.
~Meet Taryn!~ 

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!
Taryn will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.