MY FAVORITE PLACES~~AGAINST THE TIDE~ KAT MARTIN…with #Review

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My favorite places!

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Since my latest book, AGAINST THE TIDE, is set in Valdez, Alaska, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, I thought it might be fun to talk about my favorite places.

Personally, I hate hot weather. This year, while other people are flying off to the Caribbean, my hubby and I will be traveling through the Baltic, spending time in Sweden and Norway, nice cool weather there.

Among my personal favorite places, I love the ski slopes of Aspen and the old historic town. Or the top of the hill at Mammoth Mountain in California.

Yummy days of cold and sunshine and crystal clear blue skies.
I don’t like heat but I do love the sun. We usually travel in the spring. A favorite sunny day happened to me in Rome a few years back when we stood in the bright rays next to the beautiful Trevi Fountain. And of course you can’t beat walking in the sun on the Left Bank in Paris.

Closer to home, Montana has some places I love to visit. Yellowstone and Glacier parks, Big Fork on the Flathead Lake. Today I’m working in my office, looking at the lush green pastures outside my windows toward the snow-capped mountains in the distance. Big sky country is a major winner when the sun is shining and the clear blue sky seems to go on forever.

Alaska is another of my most favorite places. A day on waters of Prince William Sound can be spectacular. In AGAINST THE TIDE, Rafe Brodie is the captain of a charter fishing boat fleet in tiny Valdez. It’s a majestic, but harsh and remote. Fascinated by the new owner of the Pelican Café, Olivia Chandler, Rafe begins to wonder why such a beautiful young woman would want to hide herself away in such a place.
He’s determined to solve the mystery, but when his first mate, young Scotty Ferris, is murdered, Rafe has a far more important mystery to solve.
Scott was Liv’s friend, too, and she is equally determined to find his killer. As the clues unfold, Rafe and Liv are drawn into a web of secrets and lies and that lead both of them into danger.

AGAINST THE TIDE, set in one of my favorite places, turned out to be one of my all-time favorite books. I hope you’ll watch for it and that you enjoy. And if you haven’t read AGAINST THE SKY AND AGAINST THE WILD, I hope you’ll watch for them, too.

Warmest wishes and happy reading, Kat

Oh, gosh, Ms Martin! What wonderful sounding places to visit. I would love to visit Alaska, Paris, of course, and who wouldn’t love to go on a cruise?

Thank you for stopping by today and visiting with us and our readers!

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AGAINST THE TIDE
By Kat Martin
Release date: 5/26/15

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BACK COVER COPY

Secrets—and safety—melt under a midnight sun…

Liv Chandler is running for her life, and the cops haven’t been able to do a thing to help. But there’s one man who makes her feel safe, no matter what…rugged charter boat captain Rafe Brodie.

To Rafe, Liv is a beautiful mystery, one he can’t ignore. He means to unearth her secrets, and in the process, if luck is on his side, maybe the spark between them will ignite.

But Liv’s past is more dangerous than Rafe could guess, and when his first mate turns up dead, she fears that she’s next. That there’s something else coming she can’t see. That even Rafe and the remote village of Valdez, Alaska can’t protect her forever…

SHORT BLURB
Secrets and Danger Threaten in the Land of the Midnight Sun…
Liv Chandler is running for her life. She can’t trust anyone, not even the one man who makes her feel safe—rugged charter boat captain, Rafe Brodie.
Rafe is determined to uncover Liv’s secrets, but the beautiful café owner has a past more dangerous than Rafe can guess. Something terrible is coming…and even in remote Valdez, Alaska, Rafe can’t protect her forever.
REVIEW QUOTES
“Martin’s latest novel leaves readers breathless with the absorbing combination of mystery and romance.” —RTBookReviews

“This book is action packed. It has plenty of suspense and I love that the story wasn’t just given away. It all evolved into something fabulous. It will have you looking for the other Brodie books.” —Crystal’s Reviews

What are readers saying about AGAINST THE TIDE?
“A sexy romantic thriller I didn’t want to stop reading.” —Paige, Mertztown, PA
“Thrilling, suspenseful and keeps you hanging on till the very end! And…delicious romance!” — Misty, Galt, CA
“This book was a great read! Characters were intriguing. Story was easy to get swept away with.” —Elissa, Collegeville, PA
“Awesome book from start to finish. I was hooked right away & couldn’t put it down!” —Amy, Las Cruces, NM
“Sexy and Intriguing read. A must read if you love to get caught up in love and romance and danger.” —Kristen, Oklahoma City, OK
“I loved it! Kat martin describes the scenes with such detail it feels as if you’re right there in the story. Loved the characters and the whole plot.” —Lisa, Slippery Rock, PA
LINKS

TIDE CONTEST: http://www.katmartin.com/contests/

Website: http://www.katmartin.com/
Netgalley Link: https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/show/id/63760

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BUY LINKS

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Against-Tide-Brodies-Alaska-Book-ebook/dp/B00ONTR60Q/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/against-the-tide-kat-martin/1120138025?ean=9781420133868

Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781420133868

 

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IDENTIFIERS

ASIN: B00ONTR60Q
ISBN: 9781420133868
ISBN-10: 1420133861
ISBN-13: 978-1420133868

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Against-the-Tide(300x500)(1)AGAINST THE TIDE by Kat Martin is an exciting Romantic Suspense. Set in  Valdez, Alaska. #3 in the “Brodies of Alaska” series, but can be read as a stand alone.  While, each title is a stand alone, this is the story of three brothers and the women they would defend with their lives, if necessary.

This is  Liv Chandler and Rafe Brodie‘s story.

Filled with secrets, danger, love, mystery and romance. Sexy, intriguing, thrilling, and suspenseful, with enticing characters and an exciting storyline.  I have loved Ms. Martin’s stories for years. She draws the reader into her stories and holds them in awe. Another well written, but complex story . Fans of Romantic Suspense will find that is Ms.Martin is an amazing storyteller. Another hit for Ms. Martin.  An enjoyable and satisfying read!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Galley*

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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PROMO~MY SOUL TO WAKE~ TARA OAKES…

Witchcraft.
Reincarnation.
True love.

 

These are the things of legend. Unexplained, some even say impossible, but nonetheless prevalent in stories and tales from all cultures and in every land from the beginning of time. What if there is something to it? What if there is an explanation behind the mysteries and bedtime stories? Something beyond words?

SALEM, MASSACHUSETTES 1692

She was taken from him in the cruelest way… condemned, sentenced and punished out of fear of the unknown. How is he supposed to live without her? How can he go on knowing that in this life, by the natural order of things, they will never be together? There’s only one thing to do… only one option that will bring them together again.

SALEM , MASSACHUSETTES TODAY

Amelia is taken on a weekend excursion with her best girlfriends to let loose, relax and have a little fun. What harm is there in a little vacation? It’s not like the legends, the haunted history of the place can scare them away. It’s all harmless fun.

Or so she thought.

Something seems familiar about the town. The trees, the winds, the feel of everything. Her ever present nightmares have become more intense within the limits of the old historical setting. She’s prepared to write off the whole trip as nothing more than a case of her mind running away with the sensationalized magic here. When she meets a handsome stranger who’s eager to know her in a way no one else can, she begins to think there may be something more to this place, something more to him.

Will has been waiting, biding his time, and praying that she’ll come back. He’s broken the natural order of things to possibly find her again, weaving their way through the years until they can be together again. He knows he may never find her, but he can’t risk not trying. This place calls to her, just as it did to him. It will bring her back home. It will bring her back to him.

What’s 300 years when it comes to true love? He’s prepared to wait an eternity if he has to, just to see her, hold her, kiss her again.. to make her remember what was stolen from them so long ago. To make her remember who she is, the power she possesses and the love they swore to each other.

 

 

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COWBOY HEAVEN by Cheryl Brooks Spotlight Tour…With Giveaway

 

Cowboy Heaven

By Cheryl Brooks

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Erotic Western Romance

March 3, 2015

ISBN: 9781492607458

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When you find yourself in cowboy heaven…

When lonely widow Angela McClure hires a gorgeous hitchhiking cowboy with an affair in mind, she knows they’ll have to be discreet: her old-fashioned father and the stern ranch foreman adamantly discourage any interaction between her and the ranch hands.

Things can get hot as hell…

Despite their attempts at secrecy, the heat between them is undeniable. To divert suspicion, Angela forms a new plan: she’ll flirt with all of the ranch hands. Suddenly Angela has a whole stable full of sexy-as-sin cowboys to play with, but only one can win her heart.

Cheryl Brooks is a former critical care nurse turned romance writer. Her Cat Star Chronicles series includes Slave, Warrior, Rogue, Outcast, Fugitive, Hero, Virgin, Stud, Wildcat, and the newest release, Rebel. She is a member of the RWA and IRWA and lives with her husband and sons near Bloomfield, Indiana.

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Excerpt from Cowboy Heaven by Cheryl Brooks – Chapter 1

There he was again. That same cowboy I’d seen on the drive into town, still walking, still carrying a big green duffel bag on one shoulder and a saddle slung over the other. He’d been traveling in the opposite direction and hadn’t bothered to look up as I’d passed him earlier. I’d barely glimpsed his face then, but I saw it quite clearly now. A glance over his shoulder revealed his bleak, exhausted expression. He might have been near the point of collapse, but he obviously wasn’t prepared to admit defeat.

Not yet, anyway.

I couldn’t believe no one had picked him up in the three hours since I’d last seen him. He hadn’t looked very fresh even then. I had no idea where he was headed, but in the middle of Wyoming, there wasn’t much within walking distance, no matter where you were going.

He turned toward me, sticking out a halfhearted thumb as I came closer, his face streaked with dirt and sweat and what might have been tears. A black Stetson shadowed his eyes, and his boots and jeans were dusty and worn. His sweat-soaked denim shirt clung to his chest, unbuttoned halfway to his waist, the sleeves ripped out. He probably wasn’t trying to look cool, even though he did. No, he was likely trying to get cool, in any way he possibly could. My truck was air-conditioned and comfortable, and there was plenty of room for him and his meager belongings. I could no more have left him there than I could have ignored a starving child.

As I pulled over to stop, his eyes closed and his lips moved as though uttering a prayer of thanks. His knees buckled slightly, and for a moment, I thought he truly would collapse. Instead, he took a deep breath and stood up straight. Lifting his chin, he aimed luminous blue eyes at me and flashed a dazzling smile. His silver belt buckle suggested this man was no ordinary ranch hand but a down-on-his-luck rodeo cowboy who, unless I missed my guess, was heading for Jackson Hole.

A real heartbreaker of a rodeo cowboy, too. Up close, he was even more handsome than he’d been from a distance. Long and lean with tanned, muscular arms, dimples creased his cheeks and black hair curled enticingly from the open edges of his shirt. Several days’ growth of dark beard surrounded full, sensuous lips, darkening a jaw that my fingertips ached to caress. More ebony curls peeked from beneath his hat, making me long to yank off that Stetson to discover what else it was hiding. Oh yes, there was enough gorgeous cowboy to sway a much stronger woman than I ever claimed to be. Tears stung my eyes as something in his expression reminded me of Cody.

My dear, sweet Cody… He’d been gone for two years now, but I hadn’t forgotten that look, and I doubted I ever would.

Determined to mask my roiling emotions, I searched for something amusing to say as I rolled down my window. “Lost your horse?”

My clever tongue was rewarded with another heart-stopping smile. Cody used to say funny things just to make me giggle—which wasn’t difficult since I tend to find humor in nearly any situation—but brushing up on my own repertoire of one-liners to keep this guy smiling seemed like an excellent idea.

His grin was sheepish as he tipped up the brim of his hat. “He sort of drove off without me.”

“Drove off?” I scoffed. “Somehow I doubt that. Seems like he would’ve needed help.”

My handsome cowboy gave me a grim nod. “Oh, he had help all right. My girlfriend dumped me on the highway and took off with the truck, the trailer, and the horse—all of which were actually hers, by the way. She was kind enough to leave me my saddle and my clothes, although a cell phone would’ve been nice.”

I shook my head. “Nice, yes. Helpful, no. They don’t work very well around here. Which kinda makes me mad—I mean, where would you need a phone more than if you were stranded out in the middle of nowhere?”

He glanced around at the vast expanse of sunbaked rangeland. “Is that the name of this place? Nowhere?”

“Sure is.” I couldn’t help giggling. “Want to get out of nowhere?”

“Yes, please,” he replied. “And as quickly as possible.”

“Throw your stuff in the back and hop in,” I said. “We’ll leave nowhere and go…somewhere.”

He did as I suggested, and suddenly the interior of my truck was filled with the pungent aroma of hot, sweaty, dusty—but cologned—cowboy. He’d most likely showered that morning, but it had been one helluva day. The forecast called for the upper nineties—quite a heat wave even for mid-August—and though the humidity was low, some temperatures are best avoided no matter how dry the air.

“You’re a lifesaver,” he said. “I thought that sun was gonna roast me alive.”

“As hot as it gets in these parts, I never go anywhere without water, enough food for a couple of meals, and an umbrella in case I’m ever forced to hike. Want a sandwich?”

“You bet.”

I tossed a nod over my shoulder. “The cooler’s on the backseat. Help yourself. There’s plenty of water.” Although, at that point, a cold beer probably would have been his first choice.

He pulled out two bottles of water and a sandwich, downing the first bottle in three swallows.

“Better now?”

“Much.”

“Let’s see now…” I said as he unwrapped the sandwich. “A cowboy dumped in the middle of nowhere with a saddle and no horse. There’s got to be a country song in that.”

“If you mean a song about a guy bein’ picked up by a girl in a flatbed Ford, I think the Eagles already did that one.”

“I love that song,” I said wistfully. “Guess I always wanted to be that girl.”

“Well, now you are.” He took a bite of the sandwich, chewing it quickly. “How does it feel?”

“Not much different.” This wasn’t entirely true. I wasn’t in the habit of picking up gorgeous cowboys—and this particular cowboy’s presence had me feeling strangely excited. Oh yes, I was very aware of him, and if my brain hadn’t noticed him, my erogenous zones were there to remind me. “For one thing, this isn’t a flatbed Ford, and I’m not what anyone would call a girl anymore.”

He paused in mid-bite. “Why? Have you had a sex-change operation?”

“Nope,” I replied with another giggle. “You can’t call a forty-two-year-old a girl. Well, maybe you could if you happened to be eighty-two yourself, but I’m pretty sure I outgrew the girl category a long time ago—about the time that song was popular.”

Despite the fact that I never once took my eyes off the road, I was aware of his prolonged scrutiny—an assessing gaze that left delightful tingles in its wake.

“Some things improve with age.” He turned toward the window. “You don’t seem like the type to dump a guy in the middle of nowhere.”

Having heard the catch in his voice, I did my best to keep my tone light. Bursting into tears in front of a perfect stranger probably wasn’t on his bucket list. “True—unless he was really obnoxious.”

This particular cowboy would have to have been homicidal or, at the very least, abusive for me to throw him out. He was the most adorable cowboy I’d ever laid eyes on, including the one I’d married.

“I wasn’t being obnoxious.” He fairly bristled with indignation, which seemed to have won out over heartbreak. “I was asleep. I thought she was stopping for gas when I felt the truck slow down. She asked me to take a look at the tires on the trailer, said she thought one had gone flat. While I was checking the tires, she dumped my saddle and duffel bag on the side of the road and drove off. I found this tucked into the saddle.” Reaching into his shirt pocket, he handed me a torn, sweat-soaked scrap of paper.

It’s not working out. Sorry.

“Ouch,” I said with a sympathetic wince. “That’s pretty hard.”

“Yeah.” With an absent nod, he stuffed the note back into his pocket. “I don’t even know what I did wrong. Don’t guess I ever will.”

He seemed nice enough, and he certainly wasn’t ugly. Maybe his girl had breakup issues. As irresistible as he was, I couldn’t imagine breaking his heart while gazing into those eyes of his, and I didn’t even know his name.

She’d probably gone about it the best way possible—a quick, clean break before losing her nerve completely. One glance, one smile, and she’d have forgotten why their relationship wasn’t working. I wasn’t looking forward to dropping him off at the crossroad to the ranch, myself. I had a sudden, overwhelming urge to take him home and wash him, feed him, and tuck him into bed—my bed, to be precise.

I had my doubts about that part. He couldn’t have been more than thirty, and young men generally didn’t seek solace from older women—not that kind of solace, anyway. Consoling him seemed impossible, so I changed the subject.

“Where were you headed?”

“The rodeo in Jackson Hole,” he replied. “I’m a rodeo cowboy.”

“No shit,” I drawled. “I’d never have guessed that. I don’t suppose your girl left you with any money, did she? I mean, I’m not going to charge you for the ride or the lunch, but I’m not going all the way to Jackson Hole, either.”

“I didn’t figure you were.” His downcast expression suggested his hope that he’d been wrong about that. “But at the time, I didn’t really care.”

“Neither did I. I wouldn’t have left you there no matter where you were going. It was…well, let’s just say it was something I couldn’t bring myself to do.”

“Pick up lots of strays, do you?” Turning sideways, he leaned back against the door, a move that not only drew my eye, but also gave me a full-frontal view that made my breath catch in my throat. Oh yes, I’d taken in lots of strays, but none that were anywhere near as attractive.

I shook my head. “Actually picking them up usually isn’t necessary. They all seem to know where I live.”

“If you don’t mind my asking, where do you live? I mean, are we close?”

Obviously, he hoped I lived somewhere near Jackson Hole. I hated to disappoint him. “It’s about another twenty miles—most of which are not on the main highway. I’ll let you out at the turnoff, if that’s okay with you.”

His face fell, but he nodded, apparently resigned to the fact that this ride wasn’t going to be more than a brief respite. “Not much choice, is there?” He gave a fatalistic shrug. “I don’t have enough money on me to pay you to take me to Jackson Hole. I really should pay you for what you’ve already done.”

I caught myself wishing that he did have enough money—or that he would ask me to run off with him and follow the rodeo circuit, never going home at all. I would have loved to throw caution to the wind and do just that, but I had too many responsibilities. Not only did I have a ranch to run, but I also had my father and my kids to look after.

No, scratch that. Chris and Will were both in college. I had a hard time remembering that except when confronted with the sight of their empty rooms as I passed by them every day. Out on the highway I could pretend they were both there at home waiting for me—and Cody, too.

No, regardless of how much money this man might offer to pay me, I couldn’t shirk my duties and simply up and disappear. Nor would I accept his money. He obviously needed to hold on to what little he had stashed in those jeans.

“I couldn’t possibly take money from you,” I protested. “I wouldn’t be much of a Good Samaritan if I did, would I?”

“I suppose not.”

He shrugged again and we drove on in silence. Remaining slouched against the door, he draped his left arm across the headrest and bent up one knee, stretching his legs apart enough that my eyes were continually landing on that section of blue jeans due south of that big, silver belt buckle. From time to time he shifted his hips as though my glances made him uncomfortable, and while I did try to keep my eyes on the road, every once in a while they would stray back to him—and that enticing bulge in his jeans…

“What would it take to get you to drive me all the way to Jackson Hole?” The hint of suggestion in his voice startled me almost as much as the abrupt nature of his query.

Suddenly, my mouth was as dry as a gulch. Reaching for my bottle of water, I took a sip and stole another peek at him. Those luminous eyes peered at me from beneath lids that were heavy with sensuous intent.

His lips curled into a provocative smile. “I’d be willing to bet there’s something I could do for you that would pay you back—or at least make it worth your while.”

COWBOY DELIGHT

By Cheryl Brooks

Erotic Western Romance e-novella

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Getting stranded has never felt so good…

Lauren Allen is on her way to meet her future in-laws when her car breaks down on a scorching, dusty Texas highway. There’s no shortage of handsome cowboys turning up to save the day, but she puts her trust in local rancher Steve Williams. From the moment she shakes his hand, his warm, calloused grip makes her hotter than she knows what to do with…

 

 

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Shades of Surrender Boxed Set Out on B&N, Big Giveaway, Excerpt..

Shades of Surrender Boxed Set Out on B&N, Big Giveaway, Excerpt!

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When BBW Sophie begins her new job as chef in William Blackwell’s mansion, she wants a new start. Her last job led to a romance with her billionaire boss which ended in heartbreak. This time, she swears she’ll stay away from workplace romance…a vow that’s put to the test when she meets the enigmatic Rhys, one of the mansion’s gardeners.

William “Rhys” Blackwell might be a billionaire, but he still loves digging in his gardens. When he meets Sophie he feels instantly attracted to her. But Sophie says she doesn’t want to date anyone from the mansion, and Rhys knows that goes double for him, so he keeps his identity quiet. Maybe if she gets to know him first, she’ll change her mind.

In the midst of the growing attraction between Sophie and Rhys, they have other problems to deal with, too…a lawsuit, a billionaire ex-lover and more. In the end, there’s just one question: what are they willing to risk for a chance at love?

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Katie’s parents die unexpectedly, making her desperate for a way to payfor college. Billionaire Jace Weatherton is the answer, but in return, takes Katie on a wild ride of lust, submission, and love.

The Interview by Abby Weeks
A young lawyer gets a call to help out an enigmatic, billionaire CEO in his private office. Once in his private office, she realizes that the connection between them is going to be deeper than she expected.

Playing Games by Liliana Rhodes
Curvy Cassie Monroe moves to Canyon Cove with only one thing in mind–finding a job. But after a close encounter with her sexy billionaire boss, she’s finds more than she bargained for.

Hunting for Curves by Julianne Reyer
A shy curvy girl. A billionaire CEO, plus his longtime male lover. A smoking hot proposition. Will a steamy threesome end in disaster, or can she prove to the two men that one night is never enough?

Safeword: Matte by Candace Belvins
Matte, pronounced mah-tay, is Japanese for stop, and is used in some martial arts to end a fight. Sam enjoys various fighting disciplines and is a sexual submissive. What better safeword than matte?

The Greek Billionaire and I by Marian Tee
Too proud to let Greek billionaire Mykolas know she’s in love with him, schoolteacher Velvet ends up accepting his offer for a marriage of convenience. At least this way, he’d still be hers.

Corrupt Practices by Penelope L’Amoreaux
Mariel’s new political internship is off to a rough start. In over her head and caught in political intrigue, she looks to her boss’s hard discipline for guidance.

The Billionaire’s Runaway Curves by Danielle Duncan
Ellie ran from Theo when she found out she was pregnant with their child. Now he’s found her and that old spark’s stronger than ever. But what will Theo do when he finds out Ellie hid his daughter?

His Weakness by E.K. Sabins
After the death of her parents, Ellie is in need of a husband and thrust into the opulent world of Boston’s elite. Will she find love with a handsome scion, or will she be his weakness?

Don’t Fall by Candy Quinn
The internship of her dreams leaves Amy’s head spinning, but when her boss takes her out to dinner, and she learns more about his hidden life, she’s drawn into a world she never knew existed.

The Politician and the Girl from the Coffee Shop by Terry Towers
Jessie knows better than to date her customers, but for the charismatic Senator Morrow she’s tempted. Could Washington’s most eligible bachelor be interested in the shy girl from the coffee shop?

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Rae has three weeks of college freedom before she goes home to her fundamentalist family, so she shoves The Blond Hottie up against a wall in dark bedroom, and all Hell breaks loose.

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Animal trainer Jessica Kingston thinks it’s just another job when wealthy Jacob Daniels hires her to train his willful puppy, but the way he crushes her lips when they kiss says otherwise.

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Excerpt from The Billionaire’s Runaway Curves
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Theo Hale would have been just as happy to skip the corporate retreat, but since he’d recently started as CEO of HexaCorp—and was the one who’d called for the corporate retreat in the first place—he couldn’t very well ditch it. He needed to cement his leadership and this was the perfect way to do it, so long as he could stomach it.

He arrived at the Diamond Hearts resort with his personal assistant, Jerome, who had ridden on his private jet with him. The rest of the management team would trickle in on their own, most of them filling up the first class sections of several direct flights from Chicago to Colorado.

As Theo walked across the expanse of the gold and silver lobby of Diamond Hearts’ main hotel, he spotted a woman who looked like someone out of his past. She looked so much like Ellie that he stopped and stared, his mind trying to reconcile the differences wrought by almost nine years of separation to determine if it could really be her.

Her hair was shorter now, but it was the same shade of deep brown that he remembered threading his fingers through. Her skin was slightly more tan, not quite the pale white that it had been when she’d spent all her time indoors. And her luscious body had a little extra curve to it.

She was beautiful, even more of a bombshell than he’d remembered.

Without thinking about it, he started walking again, headed straight for her. The closer he got, the more sure he felt. Excitement thrummed through his veins. This was Ellie.

He’d found her at last.

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Ellie was at the front desk helping Hannah with a sudden deluge of guests when she felt someone staring at her. At first she ignored the sensation. She had enough to do without imagining things. But in spite of herself, she looked. It didn’t take long to spot the man striding toward her, a determined look on his face.

Theo Hale. The last man she wanted to see.

Without thinking, Ellie jumped to her feet and hurried through the Employees Only door behind her. As soon as the door shut, she leaned back against it. It wasn’t a conscious move—she knew he wouldn’t do anything so gauche as to try to follow her back here. It was purely instinctual. She needed to guard herself against him and holding the door fast was a good way to start.

As soon as she realized she was doing it, she stood up, straightened her shirt, and headed down the hall to her office. If she was walking a little faster than usual, she didn’t care. There was no one to see her.

Theo Hale had haunted her dreams ever since she’d left him high and dry in Chicago nearly nine years earlier. They’d had a very hot affair that had taken her places she’d never been before. He’d coaxed her into doing things she never thought she could have done—things so scandalous she blushed even now when she thought about them. She didn’t know what kind of a man could do things like that.

Which is why she couldn’t bring herself to tell him when she found out she was pregnant. A man who could be so debauched couldn’t possibly be a good influence on a child. She’d struggled with it for a few weeks, knowing she should tell him but not being able to bring herself to do it. When she knew she wouldn’t be able to hide it any longer, she packed up her things and left.

She’d known he’d look for her, so she’d done everything she could to hide her tracks. Over time, she’d become confident she’d slipped away successfully.

His showing up at Diamond Hearts was the worst kind of luck.

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A CHRISTMAS CODE~JACKI DELECKI~ Book Blitz tour with Rafflecopter giveaway

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Author Bio:
Descended from a long line of storytellers, Jacki spins adventures filled with mystery, healing and romance.

Jacki’s love affair with the arts began at a young age and inspired her to train as a jazz singer and dancer. She has performed many acting roles with Seattle Opera Company and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Her travels to London and Paris ignited a deep-seated passion to write the romantic, regency The Code Breaker Series. Jacki is certain she spent at least one lifetime dancing in the Moulin Rouge.

Jacki has set her Grayce Walters Mystery Series in Seattle, her long-time home. The city’s unique and colorful locations are a backdrop for her romantic mystery.

Although writing now fills much of her day, she continues to volunteer for Seattle’s Ballet and Opera Companies and leads children’s tours of Pike Street Market. Her volunteer work with Seattle’s homeless shelters influenced one of her main characters in An Inner Fire and Women Under Fire.

Jacki’s two Golden Labs, Gus and Talley, were her constant companions. Their years of devotion and intuition inspired her to write both dogs as heroes in each series.

A geek at heart, Jacki loves superhero movies–a hero’s battle against insurmountable odds. But her heroines don’t have to wear a unitard to fight injustice and battle for the underdog.

Look for more heart-pounding adventure, intrigue, and romance in A Code of the Heart—A Regency Novella, next in the Code Breaker Series, to be released on Valentine’s Day, 2015.

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A Christmas Code

Book Blurb:
Lady Gwyneth Beaumont has long awaited the opportunity to show Viscount James Ashworth that she is no longer the impetuous child who dogged his footsteps. Now a much sought-after debutante, she is determined to prove to the hard-headed rake that she is a grown woman and a worthy participant in both the spy game and the game of love.

Ash, recently returned from three years undercover in France in His Majesty’s service, wants nothing more than to complete his final mission and retire to his bucolic country estate. However, what seemed a simple assignment to protect the Prince Regent at a Christmas party turns into a maze of intrigue, desire, and treachery.

Adding to the perilous secret operation is one problem Ash never anticipated: The appearance of the reckless, enticing Gwyneth, who has blossomed into a gorgeous woman and self-appointed spy. When a snooping Gwyneth uncovers a shocking secret, she puts herself in mortal danger.

Can Ash protect Gwyneth and the Prince from French assailants and, at the same time, win the passionate lady’s heart?

Can Ash and Gwyneth both triumph as winners in the game of spies and love?

 

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THIS CHRISTMAS by KATLYN DUNCAN~ BLOG TOUR with Rafflecopter Giveaway…

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In this light hearted and festive sequel to THIS SUMMER, Hadley and Will rekindle their relationship against the sparkling winter backdrop of upstate New York. This is a must read for fans of HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover.

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This year, if Hadley wrote her dream Christmas list, it would go something like this:

1. Spend every waking – and sleeping – moment with her incredibly gorgeous boyfriend, Will.

2. Figure out what’s been bugging him lately. Yes, going away to college has been tough…but it’s time they reconnected.

3. Enjoy a sparkling Christmas in New York City, gazing at the Rockefeller tree, going ice skating, and drinking steaming mugs of cocoa in Central Park.

So, driving off to spend Christmas in a rustic cabin in the woods wasn’t exactly the plan. But when it comes to her irresistible, and at times, impossible boyfriend, nothing’s ever that simple. And as fantasies of an icy Times Square are replaced by a clumsily decorated tree, making snowmen and the warmth of a log fire, Hadley feels herself falling in love all over again.

Except does Will have something to tell her that could change Hadley’s happily-ever-after Christmas dreams into a not-so-winter wonderland after all?

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Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.

Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.

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Guardians of Cridhe Launches ~ New Seven Author Scottish Historical Romance Group!

It’s a great pleasure to introduce you to the Guardians of the Cridhe, a 7 Author Scottish Romance Group: Suzan TisdaleSue-Ellen WelfonderKathryn Lynn DavisLily BaldwinCeci Giltenan,Kate Robbins and Tarah Scott

Here’s their first collaboration..
Coming November 17th ~  The Scrolls of Cridhe
A collection of new Scottish historical romance novellas!

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Scrolls of Cridhe, Volume 1 Highland Winds [Kindle Edition]

Suzan Tisdale , Sue-Ellen Welfonder , Kathryn Lynn Davis , Lily Baldwin , Ceci Giltenan , Kate Robbins , Tarah Scott

  • Publisher: Cridhe Works LLC (November 17, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00OZ4WP7S

Book Description(Amazon)

November 17, 2014
SEVEN BRAND NEW SCOTTISH ROMANCE NOVELLAS FROM THE GUARDIANS OF CRIDHE.

The authors are donating a portion of the royalties from the sale of all e-books to the Cancer Research Institute, the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the science of cancer immunology with the goal of developing new ways to harness the immune system to prevent, treat, and—one day—cure cancer.

The Legend…

Long, long ago, in the time before time, seven sisters were called from the far reaches of the realm. Each brought unique talents, but had one common gift; the ability to weave ageless tales of love and courage. An evil witch coveted their gifts and locked them in a tower, silencing their voices upon threat of death. But the Highlands are enchanted, and magic will not countenance seven pure hearts such as theirs to be lost.

With no one else to hear them, they sang their stories to each other. Fate blew a braw Highland wind to their prison, and the sweet, high timbre of the sisters’ voices enthralled it. The wind gathered close their silver words as it raced past each day, and carried their love and goodness throughout the world…then across the ages.

Today, their words live on in the Guardians of the Cridhe, seven sisters who have sworn to preserve those pure and musical hearts so long as they live. It is said these seven descend from those ancient female bards. Only their words can bear witness to that truth…

Highland Revenge by Ceci Giltenan
Does he hate her clan enough to visit his vengeance upon her? Or will he listen to her secret and his own heart’s yearning?

The Taming of Mairi MacKenzie by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
A forbidden love so powerful it could destroy them both.

Stealing Moirra’s Heart by Suzan Tisdale
She didn’t believe he was a thief when she rescued him… until he stole her heart.

Spirit Stones by Kate Robbins
Sheona MacLeod has a gift. Malcom MacDonald seeks change. Together, they can change destiny…if they dare.

A Tear For Memory by Kathryn Lynn-Davis
How can a seer paint ‘Truth’ when she’s lived a life of lies? Will she allow a man who has twice deceived her to open her heart to the truth?

A Jewel in the Vaults by Lily Baldwin
She has never met a man like him before. Then again, he has never met a lad like her.

Lord Grayson’s Bride by Tarah Scott
She can’t allow his love for her to destroy him…

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The authors are donating a portion of the royalties from the sale of all e-books to the Cancer Research Institute, the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the science of cancer immunology with the goal of developing new ways to harness the immune system to prevent, treat, and—one day—cure cancer.”

 

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Scrolls of Cridhe, Volume 1 Highland Winds [Kindle Edition]

Suzan Tisdale , Sue-Ellen Welfonder , Kathryn Lynn Davis , Lily Baldwin , Ceci Giltenan , Kate Robbins , Tarah Scott is an outstanding collection of Medieval Scottish Romance/Historical. WOW! Simply delicious each and every one of this amazing Boxed set. Seven talented authors has put together an outstanding collaboration of tales.

In this Boxed set you will find… 
Highland Revenge by Ceci Giltenan
Does he hate her clan enough to visit his vengeance upon her? Or will he listen to her secret and his own heart’s yearning?

The Taming of Mairi MacKenzie by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
A forbidden love so powerful it could destroy them both.

Stealing Moirra’s Heart by Suzan Tisdale
She didn’t believe he was a thief when she rescued him… until he stole her heart.

Spirit Stones by Kate Robbins
Sheona MacLeod has a gift. Malcom MacDonald seeks change. Together, they can change destiny…if they dare.

A Tear For Memory by Kathryn Lynn-Davis
How can a seer paint ‘Truth’ when she’s lived a life of lies? Will she allow a man who has twice deceived her to open her heart to the truth?

A Jewel in the Vaults by Lily Baldwin
She has never met a man like him before. Then again, he has never met a lad like her.

Lord Grayson’s Bride by Tarah Scott
She can’t allow his love for her to destroy him…

An awesome read! Each author has written in her unique writing style, a tale of love, passion and romance. Emotional, compelling, intriguing, interesting, and awe-struck! Their are no true descriptive words for this collection as they range from passion, to trust, to a variety of descriptions. Each story is unique, everlasting, enduring with characters who are enduring and engaging. Very realistic emotions. These ladies has done an outstanding job! While each story is a novella, they are packed full of sensuality, legend, magic and the power of true love. If you enjoy Scottish Romance, Medieval era, and just plain romance, you don’t want to miss this amazing Boxed set!

*Please be aware-“The authors are donating a portion of the royalties from the sale of all e-books to the Cancer Research Institute, the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the science of cancer immunology with the goal of developing new ways to harness the immune system to prevent, treat, and—one day—cure cancer.”*

*Received for an honest review from one of the authors*

Rating: 5

Heat rating:  Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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SEASIDE HEARTS~ MELISSA FOSTER…Book tour with Review and # giveaway

NEW RELEASE SEASIDE SUMMERS BOOK 2…..

The newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. You met them in READ, WRITE, LOVE, (The Remingtons, Book 5), follow these friends on their search for forever love in the Seaside Summers series.

SEASIDE HEARTS

Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men.

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so damn sexy and so painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s powerless to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the sexiest, most passionate alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

SEASIDE SUMMERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she’s written for Calgary’s Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa’s interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest or her personal website.

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MY THOUGHTS:

Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster is an exciting Contemporary Romance. #2 in “Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers” series, but can be read as a stand alone. Filled with lust, romance, laughter, and love, you can’t go wrong with “Seaside Hearts”. This is a hot, steamy romance with adult situations, flawed characters, who are enduring and complicated to say the least. If you enjoy laughter, as well as lust, you have to meet Jenna Ward and Pete Lacroux. With grief, adversity, finding happiness and longing for love, Ms. Foster has written tale that is realistic, and will steal your heart. Well done! Oh, did I mention, the hot, hot sensuality, well let me tell you, you will need a fan. An enjoyable as well as satisfying read. A must read for any contemporary romance reader as well as any one who enjoys a wonderful tale of love and all it entails.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher*

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Hot

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

 

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GUEST BLOGGER~ VICTORIA VANE~ SLOW HAND…New release…Contemporary Western Romance with #Giveaway…Mature content, 18 + Please…

SLOW HAND-VICTORIA VANE

Thanks so much for having me back April.  I truly appreciate your enthusiasm and support.

You are so very welcome!!

MBA&M: How hard was it to write Contemporary romance instead of your usual Historical Romance?

One bad apple

VICTORIA: If you have asked me just two years ago I would have sworn that I would never write a contemporary romance. I honestly didn’t think I had the right writing voice for it. It might seem strange but my natural writing “voice” is quite formal. In college my lit professor describes my writing style as “scholarly” which is why I adapted so easily to historical fiction. Moving from historical fiction to historical romance was actually a pretty big transition for me but I was able to adapt given that I stayed in my beloved Georgian era, where everyday speech was very formal.
My greatest fear in taking a two and a half century leap into contemporary romance was that my characters would sound all wrong. As it turns out, my worries were unfounded. Readers who know my work are already aware that my historical romances are character driven and dialogue heavy. This is even truer of my contemporary stories. Although it took a while for me to “find” my story, once my characters came to life, I simply had to move out of the way and let them do the talking.
SLOW HAND is fun and flirty and loaded with innuendo! I loved writing the dialogue between Wade and Nikki. One of my favorite scenes is when she gets a bit tipsy after visiting the funeral home. Here’s a little teaser!

Wade on thongs

SLOW HAND mini- excerpt:
Holy shit. She’d given him a hard-on with a simple question. It wasn’t the wording as much as the way she’d posed it—with a challenge. Her body language said gimme what you got, cowboy, loud and clear. He suspected the tequila had a lot to do with it, but the hungry look in her eyes made him want to give her hard, fast, and furious right there on the table.
It was definitely time to go.
“Are you ready, Nicole?” he asked, already grabbing his hat.
“What’s your hurry, cowboy?” She gave him a sloppy grin that pricked his conscience.
He hadn’t set out to get her drunk. That was her doing, but he certainly hadn’t discouraged it either. “C’mon.” He took her by the arm and gently coaxed her from her seat. “You’ve had enough for one night. I’m taking you home.”
“Home?” She cocked her head at him. “Home where? If you think you’re gonna sweet talk my panties off, you got another think coming, Wade. I already told you how I feel and you haven’t changed my mind. No indeed-y. I got your number.”
“Do you now?” He threw some money on the table and guided her to the door.
“Yup. Sure do, after seeing how those waitresses were all eyeballing you like a herd of hungry sows waiting at the feeding trough.”
“A herd of sows? That’s not a pretty picture you paint.”
She gazed up at him in earnest. “I was simply making an ob-obzervation, Wade.”
“Sure you were.”
He let her babble on until they got to the truck, where he was struck by an overwhelming impulse to silence her—with his mouth. He managed to restrain the urge until he reached around her for the door and found himself thigh to thigh with Nikki, her breasts pushing against his chest and her arms entwined around his neck. She looked up at him all soft and warm and welcoming.
Damn, but it was just too much!
He pinned her to the door, expecting at least some token resistance after the way she’d been sounding off, but instead, she laced her fingers in his hair, pulled his face down to hers, and then licked his chin! He jerked his head back “What the hell was that?”
She giggled drunkenly. “That dimple of yours is driving me crazy. I’ve been dying to do that since I first saw you.”
“Oh yeah?” He grinned back at her. “You can lick any part of me you like, darlin’, as long as you let me reciprocate in kind.”

 

Thank you, Victoria, for spending time with us and our readers today!!

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SLOW HAND-VICTORIA VANESlow Hand by Victoria Vane (Contemporary Western Romance; Hot Cowboy Nights, Book 1; ISBN: 9781492601128)

 

Summary:

In rural Montana…

Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who’s torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He’s on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She’s a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs.

 

Even the lawyers wear boots…

Nicole Powell is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds—until her father’s death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can’t resist a cowboy with a slow hand…

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Victoria in Jackson HoleABOUT VICTORIA VANE
Victoria Vane is an award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her works range from historical to contemporary settings and include everything from wild comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Her books have received more than twenty reviewer awards and nominations to include the 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. She lives the beautiful upstate of South Carolina with her husband, two sons, a little black dog, and an Arabian horse.

 

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