Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Heroes of WestHoppe Ridge by Kryssie Fortune #Holiday #RomanceSeries #MilitaryRomance

Kryssie Fortune's holiday series, Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge, is now available in a convenient e-boxed set! Better still, you save over $3.00 by buying the box set.
About Kryssie and her books

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

A bit of both. I write the sort of books I like to read. Readers want sex, but the story always comes first. I start with a story idea. In To Mate a Werewolf, the hero Joel must compete in a tournament to retain the pack that should be his by right. He’s an alpha wolf, a shifter who leads the nation’s military. Tactics and strategy come easy to him, but he messed up badly when he found his mate. He needs to win her heart, her forgiveness, and win the tournament. Sometimes dreams are mutually exclusive.

I try to ensure my readers get the sizzling heat level they like, but they get a damn good story too.

What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your characters?

I don’t base my characters on anyone. Many years ago, I qualified as an athletics judge so I made one of my characters a runner. Since my daughter ran the London Marathon in only three and half hours, she’s convinced the heroine is based on her. It isn’t, but I won’t disillusion her. (Until she reads this, of course). To Wed a Werewolf starts with a grand wedding. I based it on my son’s nuptials. The one thing it highlighted was the difference between American wedding customs and UK ones. That’s where having a great editor helps. Thanks, Kierstin Cherry.

Does your family support your career as a writer?

My husband and my daughter are my biggest cheerleaders. My son’s horrified that his mother even thinks people kiss let alone get up to the things they do in my books.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I have great author friends. I get together with Jennifer Denys and Ashe Barker for lunch on a regular basis. We don’t bounce ideas around, but we discuss publishers, market trends, along with all the normal girlie gossip. We support each other on blogs and social media. Most authors do that, though. I’ve never met a mean writer yet. Everyone’s pleased to give each other a helping hand.
Tell us about your Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge
It’s a series of stand-alone romances set in a fictional North Carolina town. Each of the heroes are former military, and each is returning to Westhorpe Ridge after years of service. There’s an arranged marriage, a one-night-stand that almost gets the lovers arrested, and a second chance of romance. Each book features light BDSM and spanking.


Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine
Abigail Montgomery, a small town schoolteacher with zero self-confidence, dreams of the Dickensian Christmas her family never enjoyed. Each month she attends a masked BDSM club, but her next visit will be her last. If she doesn’t marry within the next year, her brother won’t inherit Montgomery Hall. Desperate, she advertises for a husband.

Jared Armstrong, a former Marine sharpshooter and occasional Dom needs $125,000 to get his family out of a hole. His solution--to marry Abigail Montgomery for her money. His only regret is his wife won’t accept his spanking lifestyle.

Gradually, Abigail comes to dream of making their marriage real, but she promised Jared a divorce two years after their wedding. Can they share some Christmas magic as their relationship faces extortion threats, a kidnapping, and an attempted murder? Or will Jared break her heart when he walks away?

Sex, Scandal, and the Sheriff
Jasmine Stewart (Jazz to her friends) falls for the blond stranger when he spanks and seduces her at a Washington soiree. Later, when she discovers her flatmate is trying to draw her into a spy ring, she goes to the authorities. The ensuing publicity costs her her job, her security, and her future. Starting over in Westhorpe Ridge is her only option.

Sean Mathews, former SEAL and Westhorpe Ridge’s sheriff, can’t forget the woman he spanked when he visited Washington, but he thinks she’s a spy. When she turns up in Westhorpe Ridge, he tries everything to make her leave town. Despite their misunderstandings, though, they can’t keep their hands off each other.

As Year’s Eve looms, the spy ring resurfaces. Jazz will need all of Sean’s SEAL prowess to survive. But because his wounded leg cost him his speed in the water, will it be enough?

Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor
Twelve years ago, Mandy Devlin moved away from her friends and family--under threat. If she returned in the next ten years or told anyone who fathered her baby, her boyfriend’s great-aunt would bankrupt her family. She’s a single mom who dreams of her lost love and a good spanking. When she’s finally free to return to Westhorpe Ridge, the last person she expects to see is Adam--the man she loved and lost so long ago.

Dr. Adam Montgomery doesn’t know he has a son. Thanks to his great-aunt’s will, he has nine months to find a bride or he loses Montgomery Hall and the fifteen million dollars she left him. Although he seduces Mandy on his first night home, he still believes she betrayed him twelve years ago. No way would he marry a woman like her.

As Valentine’s Day looms, someone tries to kill Mandy. Is Adam trying to get rid of her? Or can Mandy trust him to protect them?

Note: All of the books in this set were previously released as single titles.
Buy links
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Extract from Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine
The engine stopped, and she heard a car door slam. She needed out of the trunk, but no one came for her. What if they abandon the car and leave me? I don’t want to die trussed up in a car trunk. A fresh wave of fear washed through her, along with a spike of adrenaline. Her body trembled, but time slowed and her thoughts cleared. She needed to take things one step at a time.
Step one—get her arms free. She wriggled around, hoping the rough ride had dislodged something she could use to cut the rope. Bingo. Her fingers touched a metal box. Maybe it held tools or a knife. She almost wept when she couldn’t open it. The hinge stuck out from the box, so she twisted some more, running the rope against the hinge. Periodically, she stopped and tensed her wrists in an attempt to pull the nylon strands apart.
She’d no idea how long she worked at her bonds. It seemed like hours until the rope finally gave way. Relieved tears filled her eyes. Rather than rub her wrists, she tugged off the hood and pulled the gag from her mouth. She’d never been so thirsty. She’d give anything for a cold beer right now.
Step two—find the release mechanism the law said every car should have in the trunk. She felt claustrophobic, so scared she could barely move, but she forced herself to concentrate. There, in the corner, a glow-in-the-dark lever beckoned. Wriggling like a maggot in a fisherman’s box, she kicked it for all she was worth, and the trunk lid popped open.

The air smelled wonderful, if slightly musty, but silence and utter darkness surrounded her. She listened a while, decided her captors had left, and slipped out the trunk. No lights shone through the darkness. Using her hands rather than her eyes, she found a lug wrench and flashlight alongside the spare tire beneath the space she’d just escaped. She grabbed both, quietly shut the trunk, and headed into the darkness.

Thanks Kryssie,


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