Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A #Sale Worth Checking Out @Smashwords #Romance #ASMSG

Smashwords End of Year Sale

Sale Dates: Dec. 25 – Jan. 1

My books are 25% off

Summer's Growth 
Price: $2.99 $2.24 USD. (25% off!) Words: 107,880. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » ParanormalFiction » Romance » Contemporary
Mattie Winston, the keeper of the past generation of the Winston family spirits, now faces new challenges of training a new recruit and making a new life for herself outside the comfortable walls of the estate. Quincy Miller doesn’t want to live the rest of his life alone. When fate reconnects him with Mattie, he decides he can’t let her slip away again. Can these two give love another chance?

Fallen Leaves 
Price: $2.99 $2.24 USD. (25% off!) Words: 94,360. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » ParanormalFiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
This is the second book in the unfolding saga of the psychics and talents associated with the Winston estate, a sheltered place where past, present, and future are woven into a single dramatic tapestry of love and desire. The tale spans multiple generations, multiple eras, and offers something special for all ages of reader.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A #HappyHolidays #Romance by @Connstancebretes - The Book of Love #Christmas

Who wouldn’t love a romance that ends on the best holiday of the year? Check out Book of Love, by Constance Bretes
A librarian, a mechanic, and a psychotic ex. What could go wrong?
When her marriage came to a devastating end, Janice Meyers moved to Montana to try to escape her past and get a fresh start. She's sworn off men, but she didn't anticipate meeting Chris.
After the death of his wife, Chris Jamisen focused all his time and energy on running his auto repair shop and raising his children. He's not looking for love, and when he first meets Janice, the town's new librarian, he never imagines they might embark on a relationship. Sure, he'll admit he finds the smart, sexy blonde attractive, but the frustrating woman expects miracles from him. Her vehicle is practically beyond repair, but she insists he has to keep it running.
As Chris gets to know Janice, he begins to develop feelings for her, but he's reluctant to pursue a relationship. He's Native American, and he worries about the complications of a biracial relationship. He's experienced prejudice first hand, so he knows how difficult it can be.
When Janice's ex-husband shows up seeking revenge, things could reach a horrible end. Will Chris save Janice in time? And will he and Janice be able to set aside their painful pasts and give their relationship a chance?
Content Warning: contains some sexual content

Janice had butterflies in her stomach as five o'clock came and Chris arrived at the library.
"Hi, Chris," Janice said.
"Hello. What's this all about?" he asked pensively.
"I wanted to take you downstairs to the basement and show you something," she said.
They walked down the stairs, Chris following Janice. When she turned on the light a rat slithered across the floor, and she let out a shriek. Chris looked around the room.
"We have all these books here," Janice said. She lifted one of the old books and opened it to the pages and within where some were eaten away. "The vermin and bugs have been attacking these, and in some cases, the books have disintegrated. See here? This is a book about Colstrip back in the 1800s and we can't even open the book to read it because it has totally disintegrated inside. Some of these books are real gems. This is one of a first edition, Samuel Clemens, do you know of him?"
"His pen name is Mark Twain. He wrote Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer."
"Oh," Chris replied.
"Look at his book. It's totally destroyed, and it would have been worth a lot of money now, if it had survived."
Janice went over to the ladder and stepped up on it to show Chris the books on the top shelf. The ladder gave way, and she came crashing down. Chris caught her before she fell to the floor.
"Are you okay?" he asked, concern in his tone.
"Um, yeah, I think so." She put her feet on the floor and turned, facing Chris, her breasts against his chest. His arms were around her waist, holding her tightly. His breath mingled with hers, and he was looking down at her lips.
Oh, she wanted him to kiss her. Please, please kiss me. The sweet, intoxicating musk of his body overwhelmed her. He bent slightly toward her, and his lips touched hers softly. She kissed him back, lingering, savoring every moment. She felt the kiss all the way through her body as she put her arms around him. A loud rustling noise broke their kiss with a start.
Chris looked around and saw that there were rats in the corner rattling paper. He turned back to her. "Are we finished here?"
"Yes, I think we are." Janice hoped she had convinced him that there was work to be done in the basement.
When they went upstairs, he turned around and asked her huskily, "What was the purpose of our little meeting, Janice?"
Janice thought about how she should answer the question then said, "I submitted the request to the mayor's office for several things, and I heard that you would probably be the one person that would oppose spending any money for the project I'm suggesting, so I wanted to show you the benefit of my proposal and the problems we are faced with currently."
Chris had a gentle smile on his face as he looked at her. "Good persuasion, Janice. Does that include the kiss too?"
Janice looked down at her feet, embarrassed. "No, the kiss was not part of the persuasion. At least, not on my part."

Constance Bretes is an author of contemporary romance and suspense. Her romance books are often set in different parts of the country, but her favorite site is Montana. She's married to her best friend and resides in Michigan with him and a houseful of cats. When she's not at her regular 8-to-5 job, she can be found writing, researching, and spending time with her husband.
You can learn more about Connie and her books at her website at You can also follow her on Facebook at or Twitter at Goodreads at:

Monday, December 11, 2017

True #Healing Takes Time #chiropractic #subluxation @Blair_Chiro

Time again for my series on Blair Upper Cervical Care.

Hope you enjoy all the information on Healing.

Here is an article from my chiropractor James P. Fiore, D.C.

(Oh, Chiropractic isn't for you? Tell me when you stopped having a spine and a nerve system.)

How quickly you respond to Upper Cervical Chiropractic care depends on several factors:

  1. Your age
  2. Length of time you've been subluxated (usually from birth.)
  3. Your occupation,
  4. Your cooperation in keeping appointments and 
  5. Your desire to follow instructions.

When you are feeling ill, you are experiencing the Third stage of disease or illness. 
The Stages are:
  1. Cause - nerve interference, Nerve Pressure and Irritation.
  2. Condition - a more advance degree, due to prolonged presence of the CAUSE
  3. Symptom - this is when a CONDITION reaches a point where the patient is aware of it,
  4. DEATH - the state in which the body no longer can sustain life.

The standard medical treatment is to work directly with the THIRD stage of disease. When the patient does not complain of symptoms, both the MD and the patient believe all is well. A Chiropractor realizes that the absence of symptoms does NOT necessarily mean the presence of Health. The patient can be in the first or second stage of disease and never be aware of it! Only after the first stage, the CAUSE, is removed can Health be resorted.

Chiropractors correct the CAUSE. If you are coming in for relief of symptoms, I would advise you to go to your MD. He is an expert first-aid man and can make your symptoms disappear from day to day. If you wish to have the CAUSE of your problems corrected, then you must follow instructions.

If you want to be the Doctor by deciding when you should come in, when you can stop coming in and what should be done about your case, then  pay yourself and do not start care. If you'd like me to be the Doctor, then you need to follow my advice by doing the exercises and be honest with me. I will be honest with you.

Drugs, pills, potions, and powders and prescriptions are poisonous to your body. If you take them take them only when absolutely necessary! Chiropractic turns on LIFE, drugs turn it off.

We have a relaxed, friendly and naturally health Chiropractic clinic. We are happy that you have decided to be a patient. Life is wonderful. Health makes it that way. Be thankful when you have it.
And together, we can help you maintain it!

 Quotes - "Medicine is about disease and what makes people die. Chiropractic is about life and what makes people live."   B.J. Palmer

"The game of life requires the edge that chiropractic care provides."   Jerry Rice

"Chiropractic is a wonderful means of natural healing!"  Bob Hope

Hope you are enjoying the series on Blair Chiropractic care. I know it has helped me.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

A #HappyHolidays #RomanticSuspense Scorpio by Ronnie Allen #Crime

The Sign Behind The Crime Series
With a mind as strong as twisted steel, Scorpio obsessed Henry Slater, suave, sophisticated, sexy, intelligent, and wealthy is the perfect man—except to women who tell him what he doesn’t want to hear.
Dr. John Trenton is called back to NYC for a case close to his heart, while NYPD Detective Samantha “Sam” Wright and Dr. Frank Khaos, conflicted about their on-again-off-again relationship, take on another case—a serial killer who’s orchestrated sixteen murders across the United States over a nine-year period. The seventeenth victim is Sam’s best friend, Carrie Baines. When forensic science connects Frank to Slater, Frank is pushed to delve into his past, something he swore never to do. Meanwhile, due to the interstate nature of the crimes the FBI gets involved, convincing Sam to go undercover. But Slater is clever, and Sam is no match for him. Will her psychic skills and police training be enough to survive this close encounter with a killer, or will she end up as his eighteenth victim? And even if she lives, is her relationship with Frank really over?

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Det. Sam Wright and her partner, Det. Nick Valatutti, trying to become involved in the serial murder case.
A mid-forties dark-skinned man wearing a conservative gray sports jacket at the opposite end of the table spoke first. “I’m Lieutenant Hicks. I know both your histories, and your relationship with Agent Case. Even though your excellent reputations precede you, consider this a professional courtesy, nothing more. Lieutenant Rojas and I go back a long way. At first, I wasn’t thrilled with a task-force for no reason, but I now understand it, seeing what damage this perp has done. Therefore, my precinct and I will give the FBI our utmost cooperation. As for the both of you being here, I know that you, Detective Wright, and the vic were good friends, so we will use what you tell us as a reliable source. Your involvement will end there.”
Sam cringed when she heard him say “vic” instead of Carrie by name. She held her tongue. His last statement made her stomach drop.
“I’ll be directing this interview,” Agent Case said. “Detective Wright, how long have you known Miss Baines?”
“Since kindergarten.” Sam remained focused. She’d only elaborate when he asked the correct questions.
“What can you tell me about her?”
“Referring to?”
“Everything. We need to create a profile to match to the other victims.”
Nick shot Agent Case a glare. “Why don’t you ask Detective Wright specific questions so we don’t go on for hours and waste time?”
Okay, Nick. You’re starting your magic.
Agent Case put his pen down. “Yes, I forgot. This one could ramble. Why would Miss Baines cut work and go to a casino?”
“That’s the million dollar question. One I want the answer to, but more importantly why did the perp choose her?”
“Not going there,” Lieutenant Hicks retorted, not holding back annoyance.
“Lieutenant, with all due respect, if my partner knows specifics, she’ll be able to frame her answers appropriately. Relevancy is crucial. Correct?”
The lieutenant let out an exasperated breath. “All of the murders were in casinos on the east coast. All vics were professional career women.”
“Any prominent differences?” Nick asked.
“Unfortunately, none that we’ve put together, yet,” the lieutenant conceded.
“Okay, Detective Wright, what can you tell us about Miss Baines relationship with her husband?” Case asked. “We know it’s not him, but—”
Sam cut Agent Case off. “I get it. Carrie and Charlie were separated four months ago. She caught him cheating, first through texts on his phone to another woman, then she followed him to an apartment building. She never confronted him.”
“Never confronted him? How can that be?”
“We never had time for a face to face meeting, and—”

Author Bio

Ronnie Allen is a NYC native transplanted to rural Central Florida nine years ago. A teacher in The New York City Department of Education for 33 years, she also obtained a license as NYS School Psychologist. In later education, she added certification as a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, earning a Ph.D. in Parapsychic Sciences. Ronnie uses her expertise in education, the paranormal, and psychic development throughout her novels.  She’s an advocate for children, and their health and well-being. This is evident in the themes of her novels and in the dedications. Scorpio is the third book in The Sign Behind the Crime series. 

The Sign Behind The Crime Series

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Friday, December 8, 2017

A #HolidayRomance – Perfectly Christmas by Linda O’Connor #HappyHolidays

Today, Let me introduce you to Linda O'Connor

Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today!
Perfectly Christmas is a contemporary romantic comedy. It’s stand-alone holiday romance about two doctors in a small town and the crazy balancing act between work and love. To add to the mayhem – the townsfolk don’t want to lose their only family doctor, so they’re working behind the scenes to keep Madison and Quinn apart!
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Thanks for checking it out. Have a happy and healthy holiday season!

 Perfectly Christmas
On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.” That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.
Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and love – than the job itself.
This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.
Romantic and . . . complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!

Peggy stopped at the door. “Oh, one more thing. Did you want to be a part of the office Secret Santa? We pick names out of a hat, and each day during the twelve days of Christmas someone opens a gift.” She grinned. “Technically, we know, the twelve days of Christmas starts on December twenty-fifth, but we use it as a countdown to Christmas. We have a lot of fun with it.”
Madison hesitated. She wasn’t really big into exchanging presents. Stuff you didn’t need and wanted less. But Peggy and Nina were looking at her like it was the best thing ever.
Small town. Two years. Try to fit in. She sighed. She could always ask her sister for suggestions. “Okay, yeah. Sounds fun.” Translation: stressful.
Peggy’s grin widened. “I’ll be right back.”
After a moment, Peggy returned carrying a Christmas bag. She shook it and paper rustled inside. “Here you go. Pick one, but don’t tell us.”
Madison held back a sigh, reached in the bag, and picked out a piece of paper.
She unfolded it and her heart sank.
Quinn Malone. Dec. 24.

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Author Bio:
Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home décor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in her stories :D ). She hangs out at
Laugh every day. Love every minute.
Linda loves to connect with readers. You can follow her on Facebook or Twitter and check out all of her books on her Amazon Author Page:

Thanks Linda for sharing,


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A #HappyHolidays - #HolidayRomance #NewRelease - The Santa Bargain by @robinsromances

Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today, Tina!
The Santa Bargain is my new contemporary romance novel. It’s a holiday romance about a relationship-phobic single mom and the equally commitment-shy guy who agrees to be Santa in their small town’s holiday parade. In order to get Joe to agree, though, Maria has to strike a bargain that promises to heat up the holidays.
The Santa Bargain is on sale for $0.99 on Amazon through 12/31/17 or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited (click this link for either version:
Thanks for checking it out. Have a merry and bright holiday season!

Title: The Santa Bargain

Santa’s gifts can be both nice…and naughty.
Coffeehouse entrepreneur, Maria Thompson, has sworn off men ever since her young son’s father walked out of their lives. But, when she literally runs into sexy carpenter, Joe Sinclair, she wonders if it’s time to rethink her plan.
Joe Sinclair doesn’t need or want romance or a family. He was raised in the foster care system and learned long ago not to get attached to anyone. Now, if he could just remember that, he could put the sensual owner of Copper River, Colorado’s new coffee shop out of his mind.
After Maria and Joe volunteer to work together on the town’s first Christmas festival, their attraction lights up brighter than a new a string of holiday lights. When Santa comes to town, will they finally find everything they’ve ever wished for under the tree?

Wanting to lighten the mood, he cleared his throat. “I bet Zach is looking forward to Santa’s visit. The holiday is coming up fast.”
He watched a soft smile spread across Maria’s face. “Yes, he is. He’s at that perfect age for Santa – too old to be afraid, but still young enough to believe in the magic of the season.”
She must be working some magic of her own on him because Joe felt the warmth of her smile all the way to his toes. He grinned, remembering his own excitement as he awaited Santa’s visit when he was Zach’s age. “Has he told St. Nick what he wants for Christmas yet?”
I’ve been waiting until the festival to take him to see Santa because the big guy is supposed to show up there. That is, if I can ever find someone to actually be Santa.” Maria clamped her mouth shut.
He saw a glint come into her eyes as she tilted her head to one side, then squinted at him like she was appraising a prize show horse. “Hmm.”
Joe really didn’t like the way she’d started looking at him. He could practically see the image in her mind – and, in it, he was all decked out in a red suit. He put his mug down on the counter so fast it made a clinking noise as he held up his hands. “Oh no, don’t get any ideas, Maria. I’m the last guy who should be Santa.”
Why, Joe, I think you’d make a perfect St. Nick.”
He’d swear her voice had dropped by at least an octave. The new throaty tone made his groin twitch.
She picked up her spoon and slowly slid it between her lips. He watched her tongue sweep out to lick a droplet of coffee from it, and he fought to keep from groaning. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t pull his gaze from her mouth.
You know, I’ve been thinking…if you were Santa, I could be your elf,” she continued in her sultry voice. “Who knows? You might be very happy with what you find under your Christmas tree this year.”
He suppressed a smile as he thought about that. How she could make being a festival Santa sound enticing was beyond him, but she was managing. Joe was very nearly tempted to tell her he would do it, but he held back and waited to see if she’d sweeten the deal.

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Author Bio:
Robin Michaela has been reading romances since her teen years, when she first snuck her aunt’s copy of The Flame and the Flower, by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
She’s married to her own Handsome Prince (a military airman) and has lived everywhere from the sunny shores of Florida to the wild crags of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. By day, she’s a dental hygienist and by night, Robin can be found eating chocolate, training for her next half marathon, and crafting her next novel (although not necessarily in that order).
Robin loves to hear from readers. Please visit her website ( You can also follow her on Facebook ( or Twitter (

Thanks for sharing your awesome story with us,


Monday, December 4, 2017

How Does a Vertebral #Subluxation Affect Your Health? #chiropractic #Health @Blair_Chiro

Hi everyone,

For those of you who know me as a romance writer, you maybe wondering why I'm doing a new series of blogs on Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Health. 

Part of the reason is because my book "Marketing Exec's Widow" has a chiropractor as the hero.
The other is because I have used a Blair Chiropractor for years and wanted more people to learn how it can help you deal with pain.

How Does a Vertebral Subluxation Affect Your Health?

Our spine consists of 24 spinal bones stacked one on top of the other. The head sits at the top of the spine and the pelvis at the bottom. Spinal bones are called vertebrae.

The vertebrae surround and protect the spinal cord, which is the main "communication cable" the brain uses to send messages to and from the cells of the body. The spinal cord connects to the brain at the top of the neck while nerves exit between each of the vertebrae. Nerves are like wires, connecting the spinal cord to the rest of the body.

Vertebrae can become misaligned due to trauma and other stresses (physical, chemical, emotional, etc.) causing a “short circuit” to the nerve system interfering with the communications between the brain and the body. This is called a vertebral subluxation. This always causes a decrease in health, function and longevity.

Chiropractic "Techniques”
Within the Chiropractic profession, there are many different approaches that chiropractors use with their patients. These different approaches are called "techniques".

What makes Blair Upper Cervical care unique is that it will restore function and longevity with gentle, specific adjustments of the Upper Cervical spine only when an adjustment is needed. Chiropractors correct subluxations with specific adjustments.

The right adjustment at the right time makes all the difference.

What is Blair Upper Cervical?

Blair Upper Cervical care is designed to help you regain health, function and longevity with the fewest number of adjustments. It is extremely effective and efficient, saving time and money, restoring health from above- down, inside-out.

The Upper Neck

Research and clinical studies spanning over 60 years have found that if there is a vertebral subluxation at the top of the neck, the entire spine and body become unstable and unhealthy. These studies have also shown that if the upper neck is precisely adjusted, the spine and body will regain health.

X-Rays, CT Scans & Adjusting
The Blair system is the most advanced radiological study of the neck in all of chiropractic or medicine. A series of x-rays or a computerized scan allows the Blair practitioner to analyze the joints of the neck in great detail and formulate a precise, custom-made adjustment unique for each individual.

What Does This Mean to You?
At our clinic, you can be sure you will receive the highest technical quality of specific upper cervical care in a caring environment. You can be certain that all of our efforts will be directed at helping you regain health, function and longevity with the least amount of adjusting possible. With the upper neck being corrected properly, you can avoid the need for repeated adjustments. You will "Live Long and Prosper".

Williams G. Blair, D.C.

Blair Upper Cervical care is named after its founder, the late Dr. Blair, who had his clinic in Lubbock, Texas. The work of Dr. Blair was based on the upper cervical work developed by Dr. B.J. Palmer, President of the Palmer College of Chiropractic and Developer of Upper Cervical Specific care. It is to these two great men that we owe our thanks for the ability to serve our patients with his wonderful work.


The upper two bones of the spine (Atlas and Axis) are held in place only by muscles and ligaments. There are no bony locks on these segments. These two can be moved out of their normal positions and cause pressure on the brain stem. This is the cause of sickness and dis-ease in the body – the symptoms depending entirely on which nerve tracks are squeezed or pressed, interrupting the normal flow of energy or mental impulse from the brain stem (medulla oblongata) to the body.

This is my Chiropractor, who practices in Southern California.

About Dr. James Philip Fiore, D.C. 

Dr. James Philip Fiore, D.C. was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Long Island.  He is a graduate of St. John’s University, with a B.A. in Philosophy and Education. He moved to California in 1979. He obtained his doctorate in Chiropractic from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1988. He continued his studies on specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic with some of the most renowned Upper Cervical Chiropractors in the field – Dr. Steven Duff, Dr. David Smith, Dr. Weldon Muncy, Dr. Dan Kuhn and Dr. Reggie Gold, to name a few.

Dr. Fiore uses the most advanced technology to determine how to make the correction specific to each individual

Dr. Fiore has been a Chiropractor since 1988. He has served as secretary for the Golden State Chiropractic Association and is a member of the Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Education. He is a member of the Blair Chiropractic Society and the Federation of Straight Chiropractic.

3D Image Scanning

Dr. Fiore uses an incredible 3D CBT Scanning system of the Cervical Spine to reveal any problem areas. This gives Dr. Fiore extremely detailed information that is not available on any other imaging technologies. Dr. Fiore is only one of a few Chiropractors in the world using this advanced equipment to properly diagnose areas that most other chiropractors miss.

(714) 543-2430 
1850 East 17th St, Suite 120,
Santa Ana, CA 92705

I hope this help you better understand how Blair Upper Cervical Care can help you. If you have question feel free to leave them in the comment section and I will get my chiropractor - James to answer your questions. Also, feel free to email him at

All the best to you and yours,


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lead Me into Temptation - a #HappyHolidays #HistoricalWesternRomance by #AuthorDevonMcKay

Hi Tina. 

Thank you for so much for hosting me today on your blog. And thanks to all of you that are joining the Happy Holiday Exchange. I hope you enjoy the tour. I’m sure you will find some great reads to keep you company this holiday season.
~ Devon

Lead Me Into Temptation


Violet Webster is a bride on the run. The last thing she wants is to get married, especially to a stranger twice her age. However, agreeing to be a mail-order bride had been her only option and it paid the steep passage to San Francisco so she could locate her father. She’d find him too, if only her betrothed’s son would stay out of her way.
Garrett Sutherlin is on a mission. Delivering the striking, ebony haired beauty to his father’s doorstep not only paid off his debt, the effort would grant him freedom from the man’s condescending hold. As far as he’s concerned, Miss Webster made her own bed.
Unfortunately, his father will be the one to lie beside her.


Name’s Sutherlin.”
Sutherlin?” A surprised gasp escaped her as hope stirred, fluttering like the wings of a butterfly in her stomach. “But you’re not…no, you can’t be.” Confused, she searched his face. “Are you my intended?”
Violet locked onto his gaze. She saw something she couldn’t quite read in the darkened depths. Sorrow? Regret? Whatever it was, the emotion quickly faded and was replaced by a clear veil of distrust.
No, little dove, I’m not,” he stated firmly. “Or should I call you cunning fox? Not that it matters.” He shrugged. “You are marrying my father.”
Her blood froze. Spoken out loud, the direness of her situation magnified. She was spoken for. Promised to his kin. A man twice her age, and, other than two corresponding letters, a faceless stranger.
For a moment, she’d actually longed for the possibility of the man standing before her being her future husband. Even embraced it. And cunning fox? The words stung only because they spoke the truth.
A painful, but honest depiction. At the moment, she felt anything but trustful. Yet, how could he know of her intentions? Didn’t matter. The search for her father trumped snide insinuations and witty tag-names, regardless of how true they might be.
Shall we continue to our quarters?” he asked, shattering her thoughts and breaking the silence.
Do I have a choice?” she questioned sharply, more upset at herself than his request. Unable to hold her tongue, she blurted, “And in regards to your blatant questioning of my character, perhaps you are right. However, considering the fact I feel as if I’ve been caught in a trap, the word cunning is hardly accurate.”
The quick retort brought forth a low rumble of laughter and a boyish grin, softening the hard, jagged scar under his eye. In response, her pulse spiked and a cool sheen of perspiration dampened her skin.
Not easily swayed by a man’s charms, certainly not a mere smile, she questioned the reaction. With her mind reeling, she continued planning a course of escape.
Now, she had one more reason she couldn’t possibly marry into this family.


About Devon McKay
Amazon Bestseller Devon McKay writes historical and contemporary romance with a western flair. If she's not writing, she's busy with chores on her small ranch, working on a stained glass project or walking one of her three dogs through the woods. Her greatest joy is putting a smile on a readers face and hearing from fans.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

A #HappyHolidays For #Tirgearr Romantic Suspense #Author @RowlandKathleen

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Today I have my spotlight on Unholy Alliance by Kathleen Rowland who says, “Thanks a bunch for hosting me for the Happy Holiday exchange.”
Kathleen loves the process of writing and never rushes it with abandon. She wants her characters and their stories to resonate and please readers. Unholy Alliance is the second book of the Donahue Cousins Series. A third is in the works.

A decade ago, Tori Rourke, and her cousin, Vivienne, ran from the Irish mob after witnessing a brutal murder. Tori was framed by the mob, and while she served time in prison, she worried that the killer, Seamus McGinn, had kidnapped her missing cousin.

Attorney Grady D. Fletcher, defender of the wrongly condemned, appeals Tori’s case and wins her release. Now, going by Victoria Morningstar, she runs a food truck from a seedy waterfront neighborhood, hoping to find her cousin's kidnapper.

When Grady agrees to defend a new client, Samuel Peterson, who’s been accused of beating to death the wife of a noted professor, the evidence mounts. The professor is missing, as well as his laptop that contains data dangerous to national security.

And Seamus McGinn is back, and rumors of a massive annihilation is about to begin. As they race to assist the FBI, the bonds between Grady and Tori are about to be tested. It becomes clear Grady and Tori are falling fast for each other, but what to do about it is a different story. He’s a divorced dad who wants more time with his kid. She brings danger to his front door.

Grady has questions of his own; Is Vivienne at the center of the mob’s operation? How much will it cost Tori before she learns the truth? All Grady knows is the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.
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Kathleen says, “Hey friends, I’m sending this excerpt, a thingy that takes place when Tori invites Grady to visit her food truck, Deep Fried to Taste. Ta! Hope you like him.”
Grady double-arm waved at her. It was as if he were a two-dimensional character in a dream. Handsome. As upstanding as any man could be. Her legs gave way. The figure in the distance did that, and she grabbed the counter. Dizzy and short of breath, she chastised herself for holding on to the romantic notions she fantasized about a hundred times a day. She stuck her head out the window. “I’m coming out.”
Grady met her on the stairs and offered a hand. The closer he got, the harder it was to concentrate on stepping down. His killer smile showed off two sexy dimples when he said, “It’s noon.”
Good noon to you.” She gulped. Readying herself for conversation, she took his hand, rose on her toes, and sniffed. “Hmmm, what is that? Shaving lotion? Man perfume?”
He chuckled, and a weird electric awareness went off in her chest. In slow motion, it cracked open slowly, sent out sparkly runners to forgotten girl parts, and pulsed there.
She pulled her shoulders back and lifted her chin. Their gazes locked. Her hair loosened from her bandana. “Drat, I’m a chef. Hair is supposed to stay put.” She took it off, placed the center of the bandana on the nape of her neck and tied a knot on the top of her head.
He reached to help tuck the ends under. “You’re so darn cute.”
Oooo, that scent. Are you going to tell me what it is?”
Eau des Baux Eau.” The warm, deep sound of his voice sent more sensations of want right through her. Behind him, the sun stretched a bit higher and seemed to shine just on him. “You like it?”
I sure do. Vanilla. You smell like a cookie.” Her heart thudded harder than it should.
Do you like cookies?” He bent his head for a kiss.
She kissed Mr. Good Noon with the wavy reddish-brown hair and body made to lose sleep over. Her breath hitched, and she took a step back from heartbreak. No reason to set sights on a man way out of her league. The glow dimmed, and the warmth backed off. “Care to look at my menu?” She stepped closer to the blackboard.
Now you’re speaking my language. I’m starving.” He raised his eyebrows and the corners of his mouth lifted. “Pimento cheeseburger corn dog.”
That’s my great food mash-up.”
I can see why. It blends two favorites, the cheeseburger, and the corn dog.
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Kathleen used to write computer programs but now writes novels. She grew up in Iowa where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and raced her sailboat on Lake Okoboji. Now she wears flip-flops and sails with her husband, Gerry, on Newport Harbor but wishes there were lightning bugs in California.
Kathleen exists happily with her witty CPA husband, Gerry, in their 70’s poolside retreat in Southern California where she adores time spent with visiting grandchildren, dogs, one bunny, and noisy neighbors. While proud of their five children who’ve flown the coop, she appreciates the luxury of time to write. If you’d enjoy secrets behind books, signup for Kathleen’s newsletter on her website:

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A #HappHolidays #Romace Down & Dirty Zak @JeanneStJames #erotic

Down & Dirty: Zak (Dirty Angels MC, Book 1)
By Jeanne St. James

Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance, MC Romance

Kindle: Available for FREE on Kindle Unlimited


Welcome to Shadow Valley where the Dirty Angels MC rule. Get ready to get Down & Dirty because this is Zak’s story…

After spending the last ten years in prison, Zak, former DAMC president, has a few priorities: to reconnect with his “brothers,” to get drunk, and to get laid. Not necessarily in that order. When he spots a stunning woman in the clubhouse and mistakes her for one of the club’s strippers, those priorities get a bit skewed.
Sophie has no idea what happened to her life. One minute she’s totally focused on building her bakery business, and the next? She’s delivering a cake to the Dirty Angels motorcycle club’s “homecoming” celebration for a member who just got out of prison. Little does she know baking that cake will change the rest of her life, not to mention, make her a target for a rival MC. Normally, Sophie wouldn’t be caught dead with a man like Zak, a tattooed, ex-con, badass biker.
When a decades old territory war threatens to rip them apart, Zak will do anything to keep Sophie, his club, and the town safe. But being from two different worlds, the threat they’re under may not be worth the risk.


Sophie had no idea what happened to her life. One minute she’s totally focused on building her bakery business, and the next?
She closed her eyes and groaned. Somehow the next, she’s being pulled through a crowd of rowdy bikers and their “bitches” in the cold night air, heading toward a roaring bonfire that appeared to be made up of a mountain of wood pallets. The flames licked halfway to heaven.
As Zak strode forward, Sophie leaned back trying to slow him down a bit. She was wearing her very favorite suede knee-high boots. The brown ones that had a really nice heel on them that made her legs look longer. And slimmer. Because that was important, too. However, the heel didn’t make it easy to walk in the dark over stones, dead grass and rough patches of dirt.
She had a feeling she would end up on her ass. She should have worn sneakers instead.
Especially since she wasn’t trying to impress anyone here.
She didn’t even want to be here in the first place.
How the hell did she even end up here tonight?
The man currently hauling her around left pissed off last night and she had no clue why he even insisted on pursuing her... pursuing this. Whatever the hell this was.
The worst part was she had shut down the bakery early, locked the door, turned off all the lights, and went upstairs to hide just in case he did show up at eight. Like he had threatened.
And when eight-oh-five came around and he hadn’t shown up, she had breathed a sigh of relief. But then, she should have realized that bikers probably weren’t prompt or watched the time. Life apparently revolved around them, not the clock.
Nope, fuck everyone else.
So, she left the lights off in her apartment, too, and wearing a pair of yoga pants and an old, soft sweatshirt, she sank onto her couch to catch up on some TV.
Well, that was until there was a man in black standing before her, hands on his hips.
And if that didn’t make her scream and her heart beat a million miles a minute, nothing would.
She had no idea how he got in or why she didn’t hear him. Maybe he was right about the shop needing better security.
She needed it just to keep him out.
But as he stood over her, her stomach dropped—once it stopped spinning. Holy Hannah, even in the glow of the TV he looked good with his badass clothes, his badass tats, and his badass bod.
He jerked his stubbled chin in her direction. “That what you’re wearing?”
“How did you get in here?”
“Told you I’d be here at eight.”
She raised her eyebrows in disbelief. “I locked the door.”
“I know. Diesel will be makin’ your place more secure.”
He knew someone named after fuel. Okay, then.
“Question was: That what you’re wearin’?”
She looked down at her clothes, then back up at him. He was judging her clothing choices? “Uh, no. I’m not going.”
He blinked slowly as if trying to keep his patience. “Babe.”
Maybe he should be more worried about her patience. “My name is Sophie.”
“Know what your name is.”
“Babe is a pig in a movie.”
She swore she heard him snort. Though, it sounded much sexier than a pig.

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JEANNE ST. JAMES is a USA Today bestselling erotic romance author who loves an Alpha male (or two). She was only thirteen when she started writing and her first paid published piece was an erotic story in Playgirl magazine.

Her first erotic romance novel, Banged Up, was published in 2009. She is happily owned by farting French bulldogs. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages. Want to read a sample of her work? Download a sampler book here:

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