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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Excerpt~~

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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Snowy Knights Cover Reveal!

COVER REVEAL!! Snowy Knights: 10 Suspenseful Contemporary and Paranormal Romantic Rescue Stories

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New from Romance Rebels Publishing:

Snowy Knights

Coming Dec 13th!

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Snowy Knights: 10 Suspenseful Contemporary and Paranormal Romantic Rescue Stories

When the cold hits, only he can warm her…

This December, snuggle up with 10 BRAND NEW romantic rescue stories! From literal heroes in the snow, to the bad boy whose soul is saved by love. These sexy stories will burn up your e-reader while melting your heart.

Featuring:

WINTER DECEPTION by Amy J Hawthorn

ALASKA’S SNOWY MATE by April Zyon

WINTER’S STORM by Gracie Meadows

KISS OF ICE by Kayleigh Malcolm

SNOW-KISSED by Lizabeth Scott

FROST-BITTEN by Lori King

BY THE LIGHT OF A BLIZZARD by Michel Prince

STORM OF SEDUCTION by Nicole Morgan

SNOW ANGEL by Rose Nickol

SNOW BOUND by TL Reeve

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WINTER DECEPTION

Amy J Hawthorn

Kelly’s been framed for diamond theft and nothing is more important than clearing her name and keeping her job. There’s only one problem, the deadly snowstorm tearing through Kentucky.

Detective Jake Bowie comes home exhausted and prepared to sleep his vacation away. His dog, Jasper, has more important things in mind. Say like rescuing a half-frozen, damsel in distress.

No stranger to puzzles, Jake senses there’s far more to Kelly’s story than she’s admitting. Can he see through the heat of their passion to figure out this sexy little mystery?

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 ALASKA’S SNOWY FATE

April Zyon

Christmas is looking rather bleak for recent divorcee, Alaska. Spending her vacation with her family will truly test the limits of her sanity, but she’s determined to push through and get some killer slope time in the snowy mountains.

Drake is looking forward to spending the holiday season hunkered down with his polar bear clan, rest and recouping from his constant training for the Olympics. When he and his clan-mates are called out on a dangerous search and rescue mission he never dreamed he’d come face to face with his fated mate.

Saving Alaska from her car was only the beginning, and the pair find themselves in a dangerous cat and mouse game with someone determined to kill her. Is it Alaska’s Snowy Fate to find Drake and fall in love, only to die in the process?

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WINTER’S STORM

Gracie Meadows

Born to a life of privilege, Winter Stevens is ripped from her entire world by a secret she’s not willing to give up. In a small run down cabin in the middle of nowhere, the past blasts back into her life in the form of the deliciously enticing, Jules Brennon, and threatens to reveal the secrets she’s protecting.

Jules spends his life in a solitary cabin in the woods, content with only his ax for company. When the long-vacant cabin nearby is rented out, he’s forced to endure a neighbor. Never in a million years did he expect it to be Winter.

A blustery cold night forces these two together causing secrets to be spilled, and Jules to get tangled up in Winter’s Storm.

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KISS OF ICE

Kayleigh Malcolm

Alice loves life as a geothermal engineer, searching the globe for her next adrenaline thrill. Falling down a crevice into a glacier and finding a frozen Viking of a man was an adventure she never saw coming.

Erik pissed off the wrong witch and she cursed him. Every living thing he touches…freezes. His only escape was to hide away and hope the curse died with the witch. The gorgeous woman who finds him is everything he’s ever craved, but he can never have.

Can Alice and Erik learn how to break the curse before it’s too late or will the ice freeze their chance for love?

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SNOW-KISSED

Lizabeth Scott

Reed Hamilton, a home restoration expert, is more comfortable in her steel-toed boots than teetering on heels at a shopping mall. Relationships she usually kills from neglect so she’s taken herself off the market. An unexpected assignment to evaluate a potential project in upstate New York has Reed leaving the Victorian she’s working on to meet with the client. A client she discovers spooning her from behind when she wakes up in his bed! Reed finds Mason charming, tempting and hot!

An early snowstorm dumps an irresistible woman at Mason Tate’s door. As beautiful and enticing as he finds her, career focused Mason doesn’t do entanglements of any type. So he proposed that while snow falls outside, they make their own heat inside and then go their separate ways with only pleasant memories of their time together. No emotions, just a good time.

At least that was the plan. Until that kiss.

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FROST-BITTEN

Lori King

Dr. Quinn Jameson has secured his future by submerging himself in his career, but no amount of money in the world can ease his loneliness. Despite the fact that his inner polar bear is supposed to not need a pack, he finds himself craving more out of life, more contact, more intimacy, maybe even a mate.

Aubrey Celine is pregnant and on the run. This feisty tiger shifter thinks she is out of options when she wakes up in the hospital under the care of the delicious shifter. But after the horror she has gone through, can she trust another man? Even someone who seems so strong and caring?

In the midst of an epic blizzard, these two strangers must rely on each other to stay alive. The sizzling heat between them could melt the ice caps, but will it be enough to melt her frozen heart and give him the warm home he desires most?

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BY THE LIGHT OF A BLIZZARD

Michel Prince

Kelsi Stamp is known all over the world as one of the best-selling Sci-fi authors. Living in a small town she’s able to stay hidden tucked away in her cabin in the woods. Outside of her internet searches she stays away from the world. Readers are fickle and love has turned to an unhealthy obsession in the past.

As a blizzard bears down on Northern Minnesota Kelsi’s lights flicker then go out right after a large crash echoes through the wilderness. A truck holds an unconscious stranger she is being pulled to, but who is Jace Runyon and why was he driving so fast on a road no GPS even knows exists?

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STORM OF SEDUCTION

Nicole Morgan

Lori Hammond wanted for nothing. As the only heir to her family fortune she’d learned at a young age she only need ask for whatever she desired. All the money in the world hadn’t gotten her the one thing in life that she’d wanted most, Kevin Preston.

As the head of The Gilpin Search and Rescue Team, Kevin knows the dangers that a Colorado blizzard can bring. And with one looming closer to their patch of the Rocky Mountains he and his team prepare for the worst winter storm to hit their county in decades.

Hearing of the blizzard, Lori concocts a scheme to get exactly what she wants. But, will her plan be the thing that brings them together? Or will the rewards not be worth the risk as their very survival hangs in the balance?

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SNOW ANGEL

Rose Nickol

Kasey Danvers is on the run. Her step-father has finally pushed her to the edge, and now her only plan is to drive until the car runs out of gas. It’s just her luck that it happens in the middle of a freak snowstorm.

Fate intervenes, when Bryce Cromby comes to her rescue, warming her body and soul as he protects her from the storm. But can he protect her when her step-father comes for her again?

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SNOW BOUND

TL Reeve

Amity Jones is in trouble. Her ex-boyfriend is stalking her and won’t let her go, no matter how many times she runs away. After his latest attempt at kidnapping her, she has to disappear, or else.

Lance Wingham, Alpha of the Rosewood pack isn’t expecting to find his mate in a ditch on the side of the road. Caring for her is easy. And, when Amity’s ex-boyfriend shows up looking for her, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her.

Will Amity be able to accept the wolf lurking under Lance’s skin, or will she once again be running scared?

 

 

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Romance Your Autumn Nights Giveaway and a 99cent sale to celebrate my birthday!

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Welcome to the Romance Your Autumn Nights

Kindle Giveaway! 

PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE – Kindle eReader + $25 Amazon gift card

1st PRIZE – $50 Amazon gift card (2 winners)

2nd PRIZE – $25 Amazon gift card (2 winners)

3rd PRIZE – $10 Amazon gift card (2 winners)

4th PRIZE – $5 Amazon gift card (2 winners)

5th Various swag items (5 winners – US only)

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My birthday is in early November and I’m turning a number I’d rather not mention. So rather than focusing on the number of years I’ve been on this earth, I’d rather concentrate on things worth celebrating. In addition to the giveaways, Protecting Kate, Book One in Dark Horse Inc., is on sale for 99 cents. I’m almost finished writing the third book in the series and I am beyond happy that my favorite season has finally arrived. I have many exciting things coming my way and I can’t think of a better time or reason to celebrate.

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Fall Into Romance Kindle Giveaway!

Welcome to the Fall Into Romance Kindle Giveaway! 

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I’m Participating in the Fall Into Romance Kindle Giveaway hosted by Nicole Morgan. It’s her birthday and she wanted to celebrate with everyone. It runs from Sept 9th though Oct. 14th.

Prizes

GRAND PRIZE – Kindle eReader + $25 Amazon gift card

1st PRIZE – $50 Amazon gift card (2 winners)

2nd PRIZE – $50 Amazon gift card (2 winners)

3rd Genuine blue topaz earrings (US only)

4th Signed paperback copy of Dominant Persuasions (US only)

5th Various swag items (3 winners – US only)

 

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The wonderful and talented authors who have made this giveaway possible: 

 

Nicole Morgan, Sharon Hamilton, Desiree Holt, Laura Taylor, Sarah Jane Butfield, Mimi Barbour, Cynthia Woolf, Bethany Shaw, Jerrie Alexander, Elizabeth Marx, Kristine Cayne, Janice Seagraves, Beth Caudill, Olga Núñez Miret, Lisa Gillis, Denyse Bridger, Misha Carver, Laxmi Hariharan, Tina Donahue, Susanne Leist, Lisa Kessler, Tamara Ferguson, Amy J. Hawthorn, Kym Roberts

 

 

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