Coming Soon: Sensual Western from Christi Williams

I’m happy to welcome Christi Williams today, who is gearing up for her latest release….

Selene Pertunda has no trouble attracting a man. She just can’t seem to find the right one. From abusive husband Robert to tattooed bad boy lover Kevin, Selene draws men to her like bears to her honeypot. The problem is that none of them proves to be a good fit.

Sure she will never find a shared happiness, Selene has no way to suspect she’s drawn the attention of a powerful goddess. So she scoffs at the idea that the handsome man who begins to  play a large part in her life could be her
destiny.  After all, what could worldly, educated Beck McNeal want with a small-town girl like Selene?

Selene and Beck try to their best to resist the inexplicable mutual magnetism flaring between them. But can two ordinary people avoid the decree of the Goddess of Desire?

Getting It Right is the first novel-length work in the Wyoming Series of contemporary romances by Christi Williams.

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About the Author

Christi writes sensual, entertaining love stories of unforgettable modern Western men and women. Readers say…Sensual: “Taken a touchy subject and made it heartfelt and humorous, but she’s made it H.O.T.!!” Humorous: “Cracked me up!” Love: “To be loved like that!” Stories: “Character driven fiction.”

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Wednesday Words: Guest post by Ashley Ladd

I’m honored to be back. It’s beginning to feel like home away from home. :)

Words are my life. They’re my lifeline. I have a confession. I’m hard of hearing and my hearing is growing worse daily. I fear soon I’ll be little better than deaf. Despite that, words will still be of tantamount importance to me, especially the written word. Thus the appearance of words, such as words in today’s selection, will be of even more importance to me than ever before. Don’t these words LOOK awesome?

Syzygy: – This is a pretty cool sounding word. It’s rather amazing to look at too. It means an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet. I could see this as part of the title for a ménage romance.

Cadywampus: This is a super fun word. I’ve always liked it. It looks and sounds as off-center as it’s meaning. To be cadywampus means that something is crooked, positioned diagonally, or just wrong entirely. – See more at:

Gobbledygook: This word is as messed us and mixed up as the things it describes, thus I love it! It’s such a delightfully weird word and fun to say. I don’t use it much in writing but I confess to using it in my personal speech. I probably will use it in a book some day. Never say never. J

Thank you! I’ve had a lot of fun hanging out here and playing with words.

Someone’s trying to kill Deanna, but is it the ghosts she doesn’t believe in, the rich socialite who might be a murderess, or someone else with a beef against The Gilroy Hotel and Resort that Deanna has just been hired to manage?  The Gilroy’s owners want the ghosts, or whoever is causing the trouble at the hotel eliminated, and they are pressuring Deanna to do the job as quickly as possible. Harry DeVeaux, paranormal investigator comes highly recommended to do the job and against Deanna’s better judgment, she hires him.

 

Although Deanna thinks Harry’s crazy for believing in ghosts and Harry thinks Deanna has a closed mind to the possibilities of ghosts and they highly annoy each other, sparks fly. Deanna can’t help but fantasize about Harry and inspired by a romance convention visiting her hotel, writes her fantasies in a private blog that Harry finds, hacks, and reads. Ooh la la!

Excerpt:

“I think we should run and hide. Fast!”

She tried to look around to see if there was a law enforcement agent nearby, but he tugged her hard and pulled her behind him. “Why, is there a cop?”

“If there isn’t, I’m sure there will be soon.”

“Where do we run to?” Unfortunately, there was only white sand, water and people as far as she could see. No hideouts.

He looked around with wild eyes and changed direction. “Damn! Policeman at three o’clock. We’ll swim in the ocean until we get down shore a ways.”

She glanced around and saw the officer swiftly approaching with a deep frown etched on his face. Damn. “What about your car keys? Are they waterproof?”

“If we can get out of eyesight for a moment, we’ll ditch our stuff, swim down shore, then come back when the coast is clear. I doubt our crime’s big enough they’ll chase us very long.”

Crime? They were criminals? Her jaw dropped. She’d been so horny that hadn’t occurred to her. Not on a nude beach.

She told herself to get over it and live on the edge. A little danger, a little fun, was good once in a while.

Tinkling laughter escaped her lips and she picked up her step, kicking sand behind her. “Is he still chasing us?”

Harry looked back and shook his head. “No. But I still think we should disappear for a while before making our way to my Jeep. Do you like to swim?”

“A lot.” She’d been eyeing the hotel pools for weeks but hadn’t had time to enjoy them.

“Well, today’s your day. You get to frolick in the ocean.” He dropped the bags, rummaged through and pulled out their suits. “Hurry and put this on. Take off the hat and glasses. We want to look as different as possible.”

He took the hat and glasses with them and ditched them in the first garbage can they passed. He swept her off her feet, carried her into the ocean and, with a wicked grin, tossed her into a large incoming wave.

Buy link:

https://www.totallybound.com/spooky-sojourn

Author Bio:

Ashley Ladd lives in South Florida with her husband, five children, and beloved pets. She loves the water, animals (especially cats), and playing on the computer.

She’s been told she has a wicked sense of humor and often incorporates humor and adventure into her books. She also adores very spicy romance, which she weaves into her stories.

How you can contact Ashley:

Review: Millionaire’s Proposal a sweet story of lost love regained

The Millionaire’s Proposal is a re-release of a book originally published in the 90s. The author has updated this story of Grace and Ford finding love after years apart. It’s a classic high school sweethearts get their stuff together and meet up years later. Grace has always tried to be the good girl her father wanted. When bad boy Ford McCabe comes back to town all grown up and now a millionaire, she can’t deny the flame she’s carried. Ford wants nothing more than to prove to Grace and the town he left that he’s no longer the troubled teen who left town.

This story has nice characterization and moves at a good pace. I found Grace’s extreme trust issues a bit annoying, but for the most part both Grace and Ford are likable and the story believable. The two work well as a couple and both deal with issues to grow as people and a pair. This isn’t the most original story out there, but it’s a sweet story and I enjoyed reading it. I give it four cat kisses.

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Grace Holbrook believed she couldn’t have children, but now she was pregnant after just one night with sexy, bad boy Ford McCabe. She was delighted by the news, but not so thrilled when Ford insists they get married, especially when his recent return to Whitaker Falls after eleven years away is shrouded in secrets.

Ford has always wanted Grace. Even back when he was the town rebel and should have known better — until he was blamed for the death of her brother and was shunned by the community. Now a millionaire businessman, he’s back to claim what is rightfully his . . . including Grace and the baby they’d created together.

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About the Author

Janelle Denison is a USA Today bestselling author of over fifty sensual contemporary romance novels who has written for Harlequin Blaze, Kensington Brava, Berkley and St. Martin’s Press. She is a two-time recipient of the National Reader’s Choice award, and has also been nominated for the prestigious RITA award.

Originally a California native, she now calls Oregon home. She resides in the Portland area with her husband and daughters and can’t imagine a more beautiful place to live. When not writing, she can be found exploring the great Northwest, from the gorgeous beaches to the amazing waterfalls and lush mountains.

To learn more about Janelle and her upcoming releases, you can visit her on the internet at:

Review: Spell Bound by Stephanie Julian shines

Review: Spell Bound by Stephanie Julian

This set contains a lot of books, some by authors I’ve read before. I chose to review one by an author I haven’t read before, and I wasn’t disappointed. This book drew on the history of the Etruscans and built a fully realized world. The heroine, Shea, is on the run with her young brother after their parents are murdered. Both have magic and are learning just what they can do. They turn to the hero, Gabriel, for protection and help. He’s a flawed hero with wounds of his own. The growing relationship between Gabriel and Shea is well-paced for the most part. There were only a few moments where I had that “come on already” moment (which I have in almost every book–a little bit is part of the fun and it’s a fine line for authors to walk).

The secondary love story was also well done. I really want to check out more by this author. I give this five cat kisses. I hope the rest of the books in this bundle are just as good!

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Lori Handeland

Lori Handeland has written over fifty novels, novellas and short stories in several genres–historical, contemporary, series and paranormal romance, as well as urban fantasy.

She is a New York Times, USA Today, Waldenbooks and Bookscan Bestselling Author and the recipient of many industry awards, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America for Best Paranormal and Best Long Contemporary Romance, a Romantic Times Award for Best Harlequin Superromance, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, the Write Touch Readers Award, the National Readers Choice Award and the Prism Award.

Published world wide and known for her popular and highly acclaimed Nighcreature paranormal series, as well as her urban fantasy series, The Phoenix Chronicles, Lori is also the author of the Shakespeare Undead historical fantasy series, The Luchetti Brothers contemporary series and The Rock Creek Six historical romance series (with Linda Winstead Jones).<

She also writes sexy, adventurous western historical romances under the name Lori Austin. Her series “Once Upon a Time in the West” began with the critically acclaimed Beauty and the Bounty Hunter (http://tinyurl.com/8pz2oma).

Lori lives in Wisconsin with her husband, enjoying occasional visits from her grown sons.

Laura Kaye

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty books in paranormal and contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Caridad Pineiro

NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Caridad Pineiro is a Jersey Girl who just wants to write, travel, and spend more time with family and friends. Caridad is the author of over 40 novels/novellas and loves romance novels, super heroes, TV and cooking. Caridad writes dark and sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romances for those who live to love on the edge. Her sweet, but still naughty side, Charity Pineiro, writes contemporary romances packed with emotion and humor. For more information on Caridad/Charity, please visit www.caridad.com or www.rebornvampirenovels.com. You can also find Caridad/Charity on:Twitter at https://twitter.com/caridadpineiro

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Caridad.AuthorPinterest at http://pinterest.com/caridadpineiro/Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/Caridad_Pineiro

Caridad also sends out a newsletter to her friends! To subscribe, please visit http://bit.ly/CaridadNews.

Stephanie Julian

 Stephanie Julian writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers.
She is the author of the best-selling Salon Games series. BY PRIVATE INVITATION (Salon Games 1) was an RT Magazine Top Pick. OVER EXPOSED (Salon Games 3) will release in July 2014. Her serial erotic romance, An Indecent Proposition, is a reader favorite.
She also writes several paranormal erotic series, including Darkly Enchanted and Lucani Lovers.
Stephanie is happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.

Opal Carew

Hi. I’m Opal Carew, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. I write erotic romance for St. Martin’s Press and Samhain Publishing, and I self-publish stories. I also write romance as Amber Carew.

So why do I like writing erotic romance? I like being able to push beyond traditional boundaries. I like dealing with a female character who is growing and evolving – questioning her sexual boundaries and pushing past them. My stories usually include menage a trois. It is great fun to write a heroine choosing between two equally appealing heroes… or more.<

These aren’t women who just jump into bed with anyone. They find themselves in an unusual situation – something exciting and erotic – but a situation where they have to push themselves beyond their comfort level. As a result, they grow as a person. So often fear holds us back – of what others will think of us, of what we will think about ourselves – and we don’t follow our hearts. These women push past that fear.

To learn more about me and my books:

Randi Alexander

USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander knows a modern woman dreams of an alpha cowboy who takes the reins, and guarantees they’re rode hard and put up satisfied.

Published with Cleis Press, Wild Rose Press, and self-published, Randi writes smokin’ hot romance with heroes who’ll have you begging to ride off into the sunset with them. When she’s not dreaming of, or writing about, rugged cowboys, Randi is biking trails along remote rivers, snorkeling the Gulf of Mexico, or practicing her drumming in hopes of someday forming a tropical rock-band.

Forever an adventurous spirit with a naughty imagination, Randi is also family oriented and married to the best guy in the world, her own cowboy, Kick. Give in to the allure of erotic passion, strong but vulnerable heroines, and irresistibly seductive cowboys, as Randi’s emotional love stories sweep you off your feet and leave you breathless with passion.

Saddle up! And prepare yourself for the sexier side of happily ever after.

Randi Alexander loves to connect with her readers! Say “Howdy” at https://twitter.com/Randi_Alexander, sign up for her newsletter at http://RandiAlexander.com/, and fall head over spurs for her cowboys athttps://www.facebook.com/RandiAlexanderBooks

Terry Spear

USA TODAY bestselling, and award-winning author and creator of award-winning teddy bears who have found homes all over the world including Australia, Switzerland, China, and Russia, and a retired officer of the US Army Reserves, I love to plant trees and flowers and if I could, I’d turn all the deserts green. Time travels are my favorite read, although I love to read most anything, and the Bourne series, Romancing the Stone, Sixth Sense, Legend, The Princess Bride, Stardust, Inkheart, LOTR, and tons of other movies are my favorites.
I love to research, to make urban fantasy worlds real, to bring a little of the paranormal into our world. Even in “Winning the Highlander’s Heart” the heroine feels she is cursed and she has second sight. But I try to do it in a way that feels real, and not fantasized. :) Currently, I’m working on book 2 of the new jaguar shifter series, but still am working on wolf book number 12 and 13! So more hunky wolves to come! A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing has just released.

Paige Tyler

Paige Tyler is a USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic fiction. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

She is represented by Bob Mecoy.

Sara Humphreys

Sara is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater. Her initial career path after college was as a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.

In 2013 Sara’s novel UNTAMED won two PRISM awards–Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shape shifters. Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in New York with their 4 boys. For a full list of Sara’s books and reading order, please visit her website at www.sarahumphreys.com

Judi Fennell

Judi Fennell has had her nose in a book and her head in some celestial realm all her life, including those early years when her mom would exhort her to “get outside!” So she did—right into Dad’s hammock with her Nancy Drew books.

These days, she’s more likely to have her nose in her laptop and her head (and the rest of her) at a favorite writing spot, but she’s still reading either her latest manuscript or her friends’ books, or helping authors bring their books to readers with her formatting business, www.formatting4U.com. A PRISM and Golden Leaf Award winner, Judi is thee author of lighthearted romantic comedies. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her own menagerie—which just might include a few of the two-legged kind. Check out excerpts reviews, and deleted scenes on her website: www.JudiFennell.com or visit her online at

 

 

Series Spotlight: Single Moms, Second Chances

I don’t read a ton of books about single moms, but they make for a nice change of dynamic on occasion. I love the twist of teenage daughters and this series has some great reviews.

Jillene McDermott is raising two daughters, alone. Her coffee bar, Java The Hut, is on life support and the only place she can find a quiet moment is in the bathtub.
Claire and Faye, Jillene’s teenage daughters, know their mom deserves some happiness. But their good intentions go wrong when infamous crime writer, Vince Tremonti, steps up to play Jillene’s “boyfriend.”
Vince has briefly returned to Blue Heron Beach to rethink his flagging career. He doesn’t have time to get involved with anyone, much less a young widow with a ready-made family. Still, he owes ‘the universe’ a good deed or two.
But when a couple of dates threaten to become a summer fling, suddenly the breakfast lattes aren’t the only brews steaming in Blue Heron Beach.

 

Arriving in Red Duck, Idaho, with recipes, ambition, a silent prayer and two teenage boys, Lucy Carpenter plans to cook her way into the hearts and wallets of celebrities frequenting the nearby ski resort. All she needs is Drew Tolman, former pro baseball player turned local big shot, to put the word out.Soon everyone’s got Lucy’s number, including Drew. But Drew knows he needs more help reconciling with his seventeen year old daughter–following a life-wrecking scandal of his own making–than he needs a personal chef.

But as Lucy’s side-dishes of advice and companionship prove even more beneficial than her meals, Drew begins hunting for a way to convince the tempting Lucy that she’s the dessert he’s been saving room for.

Single mom, Lauren Jessup, quickly realizes the waitressing job she took in the California coastal town of Bella Luna will never pay the bills. But she’s a good listener, and regular customer Nick DiMartino needs a sympathetic ear.
Nick DiMartino is willing to do anything to gain permanent custody of his child–even leave Bella Luna and the home he and his young son love. But Lauren knows the pain of never being allowed to stay in one place long enough to grow roots and vows to stay and help Nick and his son…at least until the Pink Moon.

About the author

USA Today Bestselling author Stef Ann Holm walked the same high-school stage as Kevin Spacey and Val Kilmer and landed a “C” in Drama and an “A” in Creative Writing. Now a highly acclaimed author, Stef Ann enjoys life in

Idaho with her husband and their squirrel-crazy Yorkshire terrier, Cocoa Puff. www.stefannholm.com