Release day!

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Leigh Ann MacDonald finally gets her day! Will she get her man? Will Rick Evans get his girl…or his girlS. *hint-hint*

Okay, okay. Taunting my faithful readers isn’t very nice. I’m just a wee bit slap-happy after all the work that has gone into this book’s release. I know that you all have been very patient and I can’t thank you enough!

I’m working on the print edition of Finding Leigh now, but at this moment the ebook should be available at most retailers and I should have the print edition up, hopefully within a few days.

I love you guys!

And as for that girlS hint… Here’s another one.

A ghost emerges from Rick’s past, kidnapping the woman he loves and the leader of Dark Horse Inc. will stop at nothing to get her back.
Leigh Ann MacDonald values love and loyalty above all else. When Rick denies their attraction, he deals a callous blow to her tender heart, but their search for the little girl with no home brings them back together. Their passion grows, but when frustration mounts, can their love survive a race against time? Terror, multiplying obstacles, and a search for a missing girl—it’s time to call in Dark Horse Inc.

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Finding Leigh Excerpt

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I know this book has been a long time in the writing, but I can’t express how happy I am with the way it turned out!

~~Excerpt~~

When gunshots barked right outside the door, she dropped like a stone to the ground. She had no idea what caused the commotion, but she wanted nothing to do with it or any stray bullets. When the door opened and closed just a moment later, she held her breath. Fear sent her heart racing, fighting to get out of her chest.

Then she heard two magical words.

“Fuck. Me.”

It wasn’t the words so much as the weak, rasping voice that she recognized. Before her brain could tell her mouth to stop and be cautious, quiet, the stupid orifice opened.

“Rick?” For all she knew, she might be imagining things. She struggled to move, but in her haste, she fell.

Footsteps rushed over and then big hands were on her, turning her until she sat on her backside. Then in the murky darkness, she heard the voice that she’d worried might be gone forever. Rick’s. “Thank Christ. Are you okay?” She wanted to sob with relief, wanted desperately to wrap her arms around him and crush him to her.

Yet, she couldn’t. She was as helpless as a turtle on its back.

“I’m fine. Please tell me you have a knife?” Her head buzzed with a hundred questions, but their situation went above and beyond dire.

Low, a little bit gravely and a lot tired, he spoke into her ear. “Yeah. I do. Don’t move.” She ached to lean closer and absorb his presence, his everything. He cupped her ankles and examined the ties around her ankles.

His hands shook as he pulled out his knife.

“Rick. I—I’m so sorry. This is all my fault. Your leg? I—”

“Not now. And it’s not your fault. Never. Let’s concentrate on getting out of here alive. Okay?” He sounded so tired, utterly drained of his usual strength. He should be in a hospital bed, not running a Dark Horse rescue operation.

Speaking of which… Something didn’t add up.

“Rick. Where are the rest of the crew?” It might be Rick’s newly formed team, but considering the shape he was in, she didn’t think Trent would let him participate in a rescue mission. She might have only known him for a few months, but she knew enough about Trent Dawson to understand he would lock Rick down if he wasn’t up to a job.

His hands trembled on her legs. Alarmed, she looked at him closer. Was it the yellow tinted light casting the sickly hue to his skin? When sweat beaded on his forehead she feared it wasn’t. His breaths were short and shallow. He didn’t look up to walking out of the room on his own steam.

Not to mention her overprotective brother Joe who, at the minimum, would be right in the thick of things, if not barging in and taking over. Something stank to high heaven.

“Sweetheart, don’t move.” Despite the noticeable tremble in his hands, he positioned the blade with precision beneath the tie.

“Yeah. You already said that. What’s going on?” When he wouldn’t meet her eyes, her stomach sank.

His only response was to cut her bonds loose. A million pins and needles stabbed her legs. An excruciating rush of feeling returned to her lower limbs. It was all she could do not to cry out. The trembling in her muscles made Rick’s hands look like immovable granite. He sat the knife down and, starting at her ankles, tried to massage some feeling back into her legs.

Outside the room, one voice rose above the others. The one who’d taken charge and seemed the most capable had returned. “What the hell is going on here? Give me that fucking gun.”

All the other voices started talking at once, spilling a tangled story.

“Something’s up. The door to the utility room is locked. It was unlocked when I got here. I found the key. Don’t let anyone out, nobody fucking move until I get the lights back on. Not a fucking millimeter.”

“We gotta go, babe. We’re sitting ducks.”

“Okay.” The only thing she knew was that she had to trust Rick’s abilities.

He considered the window then he looked back to her. “It’ll be a tight fit, but I think we can make it.”

 

Finding Leigh releases March 14th and preorder links are live!

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Finding Leigh Release Update

 

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Hey there!

I have a quick update on Finding Leigh’s release date. I have tentatively set March 14th for the third Dark Horse Inc. book’s release.

As of today, preorders are currently live at Kobo and iBooks. As typical, my calamity-causing tendency has somehow led me to break Amazon. I am in the middle of emailing back and forth with them over a fix. I also hope to hear from Barnes and Noble soon. So if everything goes as planned (I know, right? lol!) I hope to have preorders set everywhere by the end of this week. I promise to post the links here as soon as I get them. I will also send out my newsletter with the first except and t-shirt winners and all sorts of goodies. It’s going to be an exciting one, for sure!

I can’t express how much I appreciate all your patience! Truly.

Oh! And a quick little side note! I’m hip deep in edits and the EDJ and…and…my usual craziness, BUT in the last week or so? I made two people cry with Finding Leigh! Like happy/good cry! I can’t tell you all how badly I want to share this book with everyone!

Sending big hugs and love!

 

 

 

Finding Leigh Cover and News!

Finally, finally, finally I’ve reached the end of Finding Leigh. I know it’s taken me forever and I hate that. Seriously. I finished Catching Cara and where it ends on such a bang, i just KNEW I was going to race through Leigh’s book. They were so closely connected that I couldn’t hardly separate them into two books.

But I was wrong. And I’m sorry. But I made it to the end and I am REALLY happy with it. I hope like hell my beta readers agree. If they don’t…I don’t know what I’ll do.

So, I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to plan some sort of kick ass cover reveal party, but I haven’t planned ahead because I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to deliver on time. (I’m still working on that confidence deal)

So, just because I AM SO freaking relieved to have finished Leigh’s story, I’m just going to throw the cover out there. My newsletter peeps have already seen it but it’s past time I’ve shared it with everyone else.

Release date coming very soon!

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Book Goodness Discovery!

I don’t do this very often, mostly due to lack of time and the simple fact that I struggle to keep up with my own book business. I am usually behind on book business elsewhere. (Yes, it totally sucks, but a girl does what a girl must…)

Anyway, I wanted to share something with you all that I thought was amazing and TOTALLY share-worthy!

Available for pre-order!  In addition to containing stories by a bunch of amazing authors, a portion of the royalties  from this project will go to the organization, Homes for Troops!

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Little did they know that winning the Cup would just be the start of the hottest summer of their lives. . .

The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won The Cup. No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship.

Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love. USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Desiree Holt, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

Coming March 21!

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Isn’t it yummy looking? I’m preordering my own copy right away!

Snowy Knights Anthology Release Day!

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The Dark Horse Inc. novella, Winter Deception is here. Detective Jake Bowie and Kelly’s story is available among nine other wintry, sexy, snowy, rescue stories.

I’ll happily admit that the “damsel in distress” trope has always been one of my favorites. Complete with a wintry setting, they are perfect for curling up by a fire, under a Christmas tree, or snuggled up with a loved one!

Snowy Knights contains a total of ten such stories for 99cents.

Winter Deception excerpt~~~

“Okay.” She bit her bottom lip in the same way she had all those years ago when she’d had something to say, but hadn’t been sure where to start.
“Spit it out, Peaches.” His old nickname for her slipped out as if it had been only yesterday since he’d last used it.
“Your house?” She paused, then stammered. “I mean, it’s lovely. It’s amazing that you found one that so closely resembles the one I wanted when we were younger.”
It was just the two of them, like it had been so long ago. No reason between them for bullshit. “I didn’t. I built it.”
He smiled when her mouth parted, but no sound came out.
“Even though I didn’t need much, I watched the real estate listings, kept an eye out for a couple of years, but never saw anything that appealed to me. Then I ran across this property with that little doublewide and the perfect place for your house. I made an offer that same day.”
“You didn’t forget.”
“Forget our dreams? The love we shared? Never, not in a thousand years would I forget that. Why did it take you so long to come home?”
“Momma was sick for the last few years. It took everything I had to both care for her and support the two of us. With no family left, I didn’t have any reason to stay. Arizona might have been her home, but it was never mine.”
Unable to resist the pull any longer, he kissed her. Taking the softness of her lips in his, he reveled in the sweetness of her pleasured sighs. She tightened her hold on his shoulder.
He pulled back, needing to know she was there with him. Damp eyelashes and crystal blue eyes met his. With his thumb, he wiped a tear from her cheek. “What’s wrong?”
“I missed you so much. I dreamed, but never truly believed, you’d be here waiting for me. I thought that, like my house, it was childish of me to hope.”
“We might have been young, but what we had—have—is real. Please say you’ll stay until we figure this out. Don’t leave me again.”
“Never. I’m right where I want to be.” Damn, her heart was right there in her eyes for him to see. She stole his breath.
Then she stole his mouth. Tentative and exploring for a moment, quickly their kiss morphed into something hotter, far more desperate. She inched closer, tangling her legs with his. Her fingertips grazed the back of his neck, making him groan. If he wasn’t careful, this little minx would get the better of him.

New release to combat winter blues!

Exciting news in the world of Dark Horse!

I was given the very fortunate opportunity to be included in the Snowy Knights anthology. I knew the very moment I saw the call for submissions that I had to do it and who my story would feature.

Detective Jake Bowie.

Something about the quiet, reserved detective stuck with me since his first appearance in the Dark Horse Inc. series. He’s been quietly hovering in the background, waiting not so patiently.

Now I know why he’s been so persistent! Bless his heart, lol. He’s been waiting fifteen years for lost love.
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Kelly just moved home after spending the last fifteen years on the other side of the country. The past couple of years have been rough, but now she’s ready to follow her heart and get back to her roots and the home she’s missed for so long.

The Snowy Knights Anthology releases December 13th for 99cents. Preorders are live now. Go ahead and grab your copy now, before the holiday crush arrives and get yourself a little pick me up that will magically appear when you most need it. (I adore novellas this time of year! We’re all so busy, and they’re just the right size for relaxing for a few minutes with a cup of coffee or glass of wine!)

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A shockingly familiar brow that rose above a set of hazel eyes that she knew remarkably well.

Jake.

She hadn’t seen him in fifteen years.

He set her down slowly, but the moment her left foot touched the ground, her leg nearly crumpled beneath her. Catching her, he lifted her back into his hold.

She focused on the strong line of his jaw. Dark hair, wet and snow-speckled, plastered to his head. Her hands, one on each shoulder, seemed miles apart.

Holy cow! How in the world had he squeezed all that…maleness into my squashed car?

And where had it come from? The Jake she remembered had been a tall, thin, a little awkward and so very sweet. Shaking her thoughts loose, she realized she needed to think about what was important. They were outside in a blizzard. She could reminisce later.

She pointed. “That little double-wide trailer. I know it’s not much, but it’s really all I need. I just moved here, and it’s just me.”

He looked to her house then back to her. He tilted his head and asked strangely, “Exactly how long have you lived there?”

She was missing something important. What, she had no clue, but he was giving her the oddest look. She answered, hoping to figure out why he acted so oddly. “A few days.”

He frowned as he started walking. “I assume you’re renting? Can I ask who you’re renting it from?”

“Well, my friend Sara set it up for me. She said her brother was out of town, away for some detective’s training seminar or something. He’s been looking for a renter for a while now. I haven’t met him yet, but she said he’d be thrilled to find someone. If anything, I’d be doing him a favor. He supposedly a little grouchy at times, but deep down he’s a nice guy.”

He laughed, outright laughed, and though it was a nice sound, deep masculine, even a little sexy, he didn’t sound happy. “Doing him a favor, huh?” He sounded as if he spoke more to himself than to her. “Jasper, come on, boy.” The dog bounded up and trotted beside them, his tail going a mile a minute. “Yeah, good boy. You’ve caused enough trouble tonight, mister. Your Aunt Sarabeth is a dead woman.” Jasper didn’t seem too concerned about his master’s threats as he gave them both a big doggy grin.

Busy, watching the dog, she’d lost track of his words. Then they hit her. “You’re my landlord! Are you? Oh, crap. I am so sorry!”

He walked carefully, watching each step. “Apparently so. I wasn’t aware that I even had a renter, let alone had actively sought one.”

Oh, no. That doesn’t sound good.

“Kelly, how long have you been back home?”

“A month, maybe a little more. I was so relieved to find a place to rent. I didn’t have much of a plan or budget when I decided to pack up and come home. I’d been staying at the Travel Lodge in the next town over. The weekly rent was killing my savings.”

Tilting his head as if contemplating a puzzle, he lightly tugged a lock of her hair. He tucked it behind her ear and murmured. “It really is you.”

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(And for my awesome Dark Horse readers– I promise that Rick and Leigh’s book is coming very soon! Title, cover and the book! It’s all in the works, I swear. Life really has been kicking my ass, even more so than usual!  hate that I’ve been so long in writing it, but they are two of the most stubborn characters I have ever had to deal with…ugh. But hey, at least here is a little taste to tide you over.)

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