Friday…

May 22nd, 2015

Rough morning, woke up missing my Clarke more than usual. Some days are much harder and it doesn’t matter he’s been gone for 7 years, he meant the world to me. I’m still looking for another GSD, it will be a long search but I’ll find the right one some day. So, I’m not doing more than necessary today, just don’t have it in me. I hope y’all are having a great day. Getting ready for Opal to turn two. All three of my girls have birthday’s this month and Opal is the last to age… up a year. I’ve been blessed to have all three of these Borzoi and am thankful to their breeders who allowed me the privilege to own them. For those who are going to the Hampton shows this weekend, I’ll be there on Sunday so I hope to see y’all. For those who are elsewhere, please be safe this Memorial Day Weekend and remember those who’ve sacrificed so much so we can enjoy what we have.

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listening to John Dreamer.

Happy Thursday

May 21st, 2015

Doing a read through before sending a story off to my publisher. Then am chilling for the rest of the day before work, so it will be notebook and pen for me. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

listening to Dances with Wolves (soundtrack).

7/7/7 Challenge

May 13th, 2015

Okay, here we go. I was tagged by LaVerne Thompson? for the 7/7/7 challenge. Seven lines from page seven of my WIP. I’m tagging seven others to do the same. Be sure to tag me when you post yours, my friends, so I can see the results. First the ones I’m tagging…
Alexandra O’Hurley?, Gynger Fyer?, Paige Tyler?, Yvette Hines?, Lanna Farrell?, Milly Taiden?, Sienna Mynx?.
Now, for my 7.
This is from the contemporary I’m working on. No title as of yet and it’s driving me crazy…anyway…here you go:
She brushed a wet curl away from her face. “Seriously? You wanted me to see you bark at a log? I should kill you. Let’s go.”
He ignored her and stepped closer to the water. Her mouth dropped open when he grasped something in his jaw and yanked. Shit, that’s a person.
She scrambled over by Argo, driving him back with a single word. It was a man, the blowing snow had partially covered him and his lower body still lay submerged in the icy water.
“Shit.” She shifted and bent to grasp him beneath his arms, then pulled. By the time she got him free of the water she was panting. He wasn’t small by any stretch. His body riddled with burn marks, wounds, and absolutely no clothing.

New Release!

May 8th, 2015

Sigh…so far behind on things I forgot I have a release today. Co-authored with Taige Crenshaw.

Unbreakable Bonds is out… http://amzn.to/1AL9Dmf

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New Release!

May 4th, 2015

Release day is finally here! Swing by and have some fun with the 10 authors in the set. Throughout the day join the authors and their guests. https://www.facebook.com/events/873434186081424/ My book in the collection is the first one in the Megalodon Team series, Kincade’s Rose. So, if you’ve wanted to check out the first of the team to fall now you can for $.99 and receive 9 other full length novels at the same time. Amazing stories all of them.

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10 full length contemporary novels by NYT, USA Today and National Bestselling Authors

Limited time only!

AMERICAN IDLE  by Alyssa Day writing as Alesia Holliday, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

When her celebrity chef boss knocked her unconscious with a frying pan, it jump-started Jules’s life. She’d been stalled too long: job-hopping from one dead-end job to another. But when she lucks into a gig as a production coordinator on reality TV show Pop Star Live! she thinks it’s finally time to start living her real life. But instead she’s doomed with a boss with a split personality, a judge with bubonic plague, a murderous coworker with killer mayonnaise, insane fans, vote-rigging, dressing room Botox, and a hot guy who mistakenly thinks Jules is an alcoholic—it’s more like unreality TV. Will Jules ever find her own American idyll?

THE FARMER’S WIFE by Lori Handeland, NYT & USA Today bestselling author.

In this prequel to the Luchetti Brothers Series, youngest sibling and only sister, Kim, returns to the Illinois family farm after her father’s heart attack. Eight years ago she vowed never to return, believing only distance would allow her to forget the tragedy that broke her heart. Returning means she must face everyone’s questions, including those of her first love, Brian Riley, the only one who knows her secret.

KISSING MISSY by Stephanie Julian, NYT & USA Today bestselling author.

Jase Montgomery is a drifter who has no interest in being tied down. He has even less interest in a silver-spoon society babe. Until one walks into the bar and kisses him. Dumped by her fiance, Missy Muhlenberg wants to do something completely unexpected…so she walks into a bar and kisses the first hot guy she sees. She never expected to find Jase working at her family’s bank Monday morning. Or be so drawn to him. But will a quiet loner risk his heart for a woman who may still love another man?

 

THE PASSION OF PATRICK MACNEILL by Virginia Kantra, NYT bestselling author

Romantic Times “Top Pick,” Romance Writers of America RITA Award Finalist

Dedicated burn surgeon Kate Sinclair shields her tender heart behind a white coat and a coolly professional manner. But something about the little patient the nurses dub “Iron Man” and his vital flyboy father challenges her as a doctor and a woman.

Since the car crash that killed his wife and almost took his son, pilot Patrick MacNeill’s life has revolved around his little boy. No one—no woman and certainly no interfering doctor—can intrude on their bond, forged in love and pain.

When little Jack’s care brings these two together, it ignites a passion they can’t ignore. But their growing involvement threatens Patrick’s emotional barriers and Kate’s professional future. With so much at stake, will she trust her judgment…or

her heart?

AN OFFER HE CAN’T REFUSE by Theresa Ragan, NYT & USA Today bestselling author.

Madison needs a husband fast. Someone who can put on the performance of his life…someone tall, dark and temporary.

KINCADE’S ROSE by Aliyah Burke, USA Today bestselling author.

Navy SEAL Tyson Kincade is always in control. So how, with one glimpse of the beauty sitting alone, all that sanity and control disappeared like waves receding from the beach? From the first moment they touched he knew…he couldn’t let her go. Ever want to ignore the voice of reason and have that fling with the handsome man you met on vacation? Jayde Porter did. An encounter which led to a scorching kiss, dinner and—marriage? Her life was in chaos. Exploding planes, night jumping, and jungle dangers. Jayde knew that to survive she would have to trust the man she married. Can he make her understand they were meant to be together or will they be kept apart by circumstances surrounding them? Together if Tyson has a say in it, for the amazing woman he married is… KINCADE’S ROSE

CRUISE TO DESTINY by, Jerrica Knight-Catania, USA Today bestselling author.

Melanie Smith has sacrificed everything in her attempt to make it to Broadway—everything including her love life, or any life at all for that matter. But when her best friends practically kidnaps her for a 6-day Bermuda cruise, she’s reminded that there’s more to life than auditions and waiting tables.

Devon Matthews earned his massive fortune at the ripe age of twenty-eight, and after a meaningless playboy existence, he’s desperate for more meaning in his life. He takes a position as a massage therapist on a cruise ship, hoping to enrich his life through work and travel. But it’s the mysterious Melanie that inspires true change in Devon’s heart.

Will it just be another summer fling? Or will Devon and Melanie find their destiny aboard this summer cruise?

BEEFCAKE AND CUPCAKES by Judi Fennell, Award-Winning bestselling author

Sugar is sweet, but so is revenge: All Lara Cavallo wants to do is make her bakery business a success and be able to stop accepting alimony from her rotten, cheating ex-husband. But first she needs to find her clothes and escape the strange hotel room she wakes up in before she embarrasses herself any further in front the owner of that gorgeous naked keister she spots through the bathroom door. She needs to keep her mind on her cupcakes. She doesn’t have time for beefcake, no matter how enticing.

Cupcakes are sweet, and so is Lara: All Gage Tomlinson wants is to find a way to help his single-mom sister pay the hospital bills for his six-year-old nephew, badly injured in a hit and run accident. Working construction during the day and as the owner of the exotic male dance troupe BeefCake, Inc. by night doesn’t

leave much time for indulgence. Too bad the sweetest thing he’s seen in ages passes out on him and then takes off before he even gets a nibble. He’s got a sweet tooth, and only Lara’s “cupcakes” will satisfy him.

But when cupcake finally meets beefcake, it’s hot enough to melt the buttercream right off the cake.

COMPROMISING POSITIONS by Jenny Gardiner, #1 Kindle bestselling author. Mercedes Fortunato is thrilled to finally land her dream job, working as a publicist for a U.S. Senator. Until she learns that the creeper Senator only wants her as another notch on his headboard. And that her immediate boss, the press secretary, resents the hell out of her for that very reason. Mercedes soon learns she should’ve been careful about what she wished for, as she finds herself encouraging the advances of one boss while desperately trying to thwart the moves of the other. And when she learns that the Senator’s out-of-control bad behavior extends far beyond his bedroom antics, she realizes she’s in over her head and better watch her back.

DANCING NAKED UNDER THE MOON by Eileen Rendahl, national bestselling author

As break-ups go, Alissa Lindley’s break-up with her husband, Thomas, was pretty bad. Discovering your husband’s infidelity by being diagnosed with an STD can really destroy a girl. This break-up leads inexorably to a break-down for Alissa, involving the very public destruction of a fax machine. (It really was asking for it). Alissa’s left dancing alone and feeling naked.

Facebook party tomorrow

May 3rd, 2015

Tomorrow come hang out with me at noon ET. Having prizes and chatting away. Alexandra O’Hurley will be there with me as well during that hour. There are nine other authors and their friends coming after that. Swing by for a fun filled day. https://www.facebook.com/events/873434186081424/

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Heartthrob Heroes

May 1st, 2015

ThroughtheFire She’d walked out on him yet he still carried a torch for her. After more than five years, they’re reunited again. This time, TJ wants to keep her.

Teague “TJ” Johnston

Occupation: Smokejumper

Hobbies: Boxing

One true love: Erin “Mongoose” Watford

Teague felt her before he saw her. That tingling only she brought him skated up his spine. Moving farther into the room, he found her with his gaze. A smile flitted across his face.
Of course. Where else would you be at 3:30 in the morning, Erin, but in the ring?
He padded closer, watching her dodge and jab with an imaginary opponent. His gaze lingered on her white sports bra that zipped down the front and black low-rise boy shorts.
A groan escaped him. Her dark skin shone with a sheen of sweat. Her hair was up in a ponytail and it moved in tandem with her graceful motions. He skimmed over the muscles in her legs and arms as she worked out.
Amazing.
Beautiful.
Tempting.
Tantalising.
He didn’t stop until he neared the ring. Standing tall, he allowed his bag to hit the floor with a loud thud. That got her attention.
Her eyes widened in surprise before she got her emotions under control. Standing in the middle of the ring, she stretched her neck and shook her shoulders, trying to stay loose. “Here for a workout?”
“Wanna spar?” Teague asked, leaning against the rope.
“Why not?” She did a bit of in place jogging while he slid under and climbed into the ring. “Do you want some gear?”
He looked at her, her hands were wrapped but she was gloveless. “No. I’ll be fine.”
She shrugged. “Suit yourself.” Her dark eyes watched him, telling him she waited for him to make the first move.
Teague bounced around, finding his footing and balance. As soon as he found them he almost lost them as he witnessed the sparkle flare up in her eyes. Erin Watford loved to box.
He took the first swing, then it was on after that. They feinted, dodged, and tossed punches back and forth. Teague never had to check his swing, because he knew he wouldn’t be landing any direct blows on her.
Watching the pleasure on her face, sent a wave of longing through him. He was still in love with her. Deliberately, Teague allowed her to land some punches on his stomach and when she did, he wrapped his arms around her and took them both down to the mat where, after he took the brunt of the hit, he rolled so she was beneath him.
“What are you doing?” she hissed even as her eyes shown with desire.
“What I should have done yesterday when you walked in here, back into my life.”
Teague kissed her. He wrapped one hand around her ponytail and swept his tongue through her mouth like a wildfire. He groaned as her familiar taste assaulted him. His body responded violently. He wanted her.

 

Wednesday Whisper

April 29th, 2015

Happy Wednesday!

A bit more from TJ and Erin. Enjoy!

ThroughtheFire Contemporary

AA Romance

 

An uncontrollable wildfire rages reuniting two old lovers, will they survive or will the blazing inferno snuff out their happy ending?

Teague ‘TJ’ Johnson loves being a smokejumper. Roaring down a fast line into the middle of a fire didn’t faze him, but losing the only woman who’d ever meant anything to him did. Five years later and he could still see her just as plain as day: five-seven, toffee skin, an athletic build given to her from years of boxing, and a smile that could melt glaciers.

Erin ‘Mongoose’ Watford is a mechanic in her area’s Forest service air squadron, The Hellcats. When they were called in to assist out in the Pacific Norwest, she ran into a man she never thought she’d see again. He looked better than ever. Standing six-one with dark mocha skin and medium brown eyes that seemed to stare into her soul, he made a most appealing and alarming package. Erin had run away from the feelings Teague had stirred within her, and seeing him again made those feelings blaze with a ferocity that rivals the very fire they are fighting.

TJ has no intention of letting Erin go again. When Erin finally accepts where her heart truly lies will she be too late to tell Teague?

 

The planes and helicopters came and went. Exhausted fire fighters returned as it got dark and more left. All the Hellcats had returned for some sack time. Erin allowed her fingers to move tenderly along the side of Tinker’s plane as she walked away from her team’s collection of planes and helos.
Tiredly, she walked to a nearby tree stump and groaned with relief as she sat on the smooth wood. She looked to the east and closed her eyes against the glow that permeated the air. The fire moved steadily closer.
“Hauntingly beautiful, don’t you think?” a voice broke the air.
“It is,” Erin agreed, her body temperature sky-rocketing to match the raging fire.
Teague crouched down on his haunches beside her. “Why?” His question was soft. The roar of night flights leaving and returning filled the cool night, but his question wasn’t unheard.
“You always were a straight shooter, TJ.” Erin snuck a glance at the man beside her. Her skin tingled with his nearness.
He wore a dark red shirt and slate grey pants. A deep woodsy scent clung to his body and made hers grow damp. He stared off to the distance, yet Erin knew his attention was on her. Her eyes lingered over the way the sleek nylon of his pants hugged his powerful thighs.
“Why Erin?”
“I don’t know.” She tore her gaze from him. I wasn’t ready to see him again. Being in TJ’s presence brought back feelings she’d buried. The man hadn’t even touched her and her body was desperate for his touch.
Silence loomed between them. Teague sat on the ground but said nothing. The night surrounded them with a velvet blanket.
“Did you ever once think about what it would do to me?”
Had she? No. She’d taken the coward’s way out.
A blush of shame filled her face. She may have run without a word, but at least, she hadn’t married him then done it.
TJ stood and as his large body hid the light behind him, Erin looked at him. And promptly lost her breath again. His eyes shone eerily in the night. Behind the hurt, she read passion, longing, and desire.
Swallowing her nervousness, Erin also stood. “I should go. Goodnight, TJ.” She walked off without looking back. His words followed and reached her.
“Time for you to stop running, Erin.”
Fighting the urge to walk faster, Erin blinked rapidly to dispel any tears trying to escape the prison where she kept her emotions.
Striding into the tent, Erin nodded at the others but remained silent. Sitting on her bed, she unlaced her boots.
“You okay, Mongoose?”
Erin glanced up to see Harriet walking over, her green eyes full of concern.
“I’m okay. Thanks. How about you? How are you holding up?” She opened her footlocker and pulled out some baby powder.
The blonde sat beside her with a thump. Her voice dropped to a low whisper so as not to disturb other hushed conversations or sleeping personnel.
“It’s not easy…seeing him.” She shrugged. “He’s still so handsome.” She shook her head. “That isn’t important. What’s up with you?”
Wrinkling her nose as she pulled her sweaty boot off, Erin lifted a shoulder. “You know the guy I told you about? From five years ago.”
Harriet leaned closer. “The one who turned your world upside down?”
A grim smile crossed her face as she removed her other heavy boot. “That’s the one.” Erin put baby powder in both boots before placing them beside her temporary bed. “He’s here.”
“Oh my God. Where? What’s he doing here? Who is he?”
“His name is Teague, or TJ.” Erin closed her eyes against the emotions his name evoked within her body. It’s just a minor setback. I can handle my feelings. “He’s a smokejumper.” Her shoulders slumped. “Jesus, Harriet. I ran away from what we had. But now…seeing him…”
“It’s all come rushing back, and it scares the hell out of you, right?”
“Yes,” Erin said on a hopeless sigh. “That’s it exactly.”
A slim arm landed around her shoulder. Harriet spoke gently, “Is there anything I can do?”
“No. I’m okay, just rattled. Besides, I should be checking on you.” Erin grabbed some clean clothes from her bag. “How are you holding up?”
“He’s still capable of making me feel like a high school girl. But I don’t know if we can work it out. I don’t even know if I want to.”
Sitting back on the bed, Erin faced her friend and put a hand on her arm. “Darwin still loves you, Harriet. Regardless of the shit he pulled, you can see how he feels in his eyes. I don’t know what else to tell you. Now, come on, we should get some shuteye.”

 

 

Leading Ladies

April 27th, 2015

Here’s today Leading Lady.

She’s an airplane mechanic for a forest service. She also boxes. Her name is Erin “Mongoose” Watford and she’s the heroine of Through the Fire.

ThroughtheFire Contemporary

AA Romance

Excerpt:

Strong masculine hands moved over her naked, soapy body. The warm solid flesh of pure man pushed against her back. Soaped chest hair, a chiselled torso, and a rock-hard erection only heightened her pleasure as the smooth shower tiles supplied her overly sensitive breasts with another sensation.

He lifted her, murmuring words of pure seduction in her ear, and impaled her upon his rigid cock with one powerful stroke. Her body convulsed as he speared her. Her legs twisting back to hook around his legs. His body was her sole support of her weight and that allowed maximum depth for him.

Powerful arms moved her up and down his cock, using gravity to his advantage for the intense thrusts. She moaned in pleasure, her cheek plastered against the wall of the shower. Her skin tingled where his fingers touched her sides, each of his calluses bringing more eroticism.

Breathing was more and more difficult as she soared closer to the euphoria the mere touch of this man brought her to. The intensity of his strokes increased as he drove into her over and over again.

Eyes closed, she felt her body tingle with the feelings he created within her. Pants grew to moans which turned into screams of unadulterated pleasure. His fingers dug into her sides as her internal muscles tightened around him—

“Welcome back to the beautiful Pac Norwest.”

Erin Watford jumped as her friend Tinker’s deep voice shattered the images her mind had woven. The loud engine of the cargo plane they rode in reminded her they should be landing soon. Then there would be no time for dreams, for harsh reality faced them on the ground of the Pacific Northwest where there was a battle against a raging wildfire.

“Damn you, Tinker,” she snarled in an aroused voice as she desperately tried to hold onto her dream man and his magical, sinful touch. While Tinker was extremely handsome with his inch over six feet high body filled with lean muscles, dark blond hair cut in a crew cut, and blue eyes that were made for the bedroom, she had no romantic feelings for him. He was a friend, a very good friend, but still only a friend.

The blond man beside her leaned in close. “Sorry, Mongoose,” he whispered, using her nickname. “I had to wake you. Your moans, despite being very lovely, were getting much louder.”

She felt the flush of embarrassment creep over her dark cheeks. Thank God for my darker skin. “Shut up,” she ground out. The harsh words were belied by the smile that crept across her face.

Positioning his mouth by her ear, he muttered, “When are you gonna moan like that for me?” Without missing a beat, Erin turned her head so their mouths were scant millimetres apart and breathed huskily, “As soon as,” her eyes fluttered, “you abstain for a month.”

Tinker’s eyes grew wide before he erupted with laughter. “That’s not fair,” he protested as the plane slowed to a stop.

“Guess I’m just not worth losing the hordes of women you sleep with.” Erin had no animosity in her voice. Tinker was a confirmed bachelor, he loved women and never seemed to be lacking for feminine companionship. He flirted nonstop, heavily and outrageously with her, but he also respected that they were members of the same fire fighting team and would never share the same bed.

“Damn,” he complained. “You know, you’re the only woman who turns me down. Not to mention the only one I keep chasing.”

“Flyboys do love the chase.” Erin unbuckled herself, stood and tapped a finger on the end of his nose. She stepped past him and grabbed her bag as she headed for the rear hatch of the plane which had been lowered. Two steps were taken before she looked back. “Besides, you don’t want me. The first time you pissed me off, I’d knock you on your ass.”

Leaving him, she walked off the plane with her good friend, Harriet, another mechanic. Her eyes took in the area where her team’s planes and choppers were located. It was a makeshift hanger, but considering they had been asked to assist, it was expected. She inhaled deeply and smiled as the familiar scent of jet fuel drifted to her then frowned as she picked up the smell of smoke from the fires.

 

Heartthrob Heroes

April 24th, 2015

Today’s hero is Kori.

Most know him as Cormac MacLochlainne, a wolf shifter who’s been trained by one of the best, Dane Sidorov.

When he found out his mate was the young woman Dane had taken in as his own child, Kori knew he was in trouble. Dane was an enforcer who defended those he loved with a passion barely met by others. None of it mattered to Kori who knew he needed Lera in his life.

Kori is the oldest of three, his two siblings are twins. The family comes from a line of Druids and shifters. He’s a silent man, preferring to be alone than with a large group with others. Alpha, stubborn, and set in how he believes things should be done. Lera teaches him more than he knew he had yet to learn. Their journey is a mix of adventure, fear, love, and loss. He has to learn that the woman he loves more than anything in the world is key to an ancient race.

aloveforlera Paranormal, interracial

Book 1 of the Hakion series.

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