Saturday, December 6, 2014

Harland County Christmas #MySexySaturday #MSSWeek71 @Donna_Michaels

My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop!

 
 

Hello, it's week #71! Welcome to My Sexy Saturday where authors post 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a published book or WIP. 
  

This week we're talking about Our Sexy Little Words. Words our characters say to each other during those oh so sexy scenes. Before, during, and after the moans, gasps, and big moment. Words add to the sexy that never ends.  

In my brand new release, a holiday prequel novella to my Harland County Series Brock is a hardworking ranch hand trying to save up enough money to payoff his grandmother's mortgage and eventually buy a ranch of his own. Jen has a rule against dating cowboys, especially since she's finishing up her Master's in Accounting and heading to Houston in the spring. But when her incredible one-night-stand turns out to be the temporary new hire at the family ranch, I make them reconsider their plans. ☺

Here's 7 sexy paragraphs from: 

Harland County Christmas


  
Available in eBook at Amazon

Here's my 7 paragraphs of Sexy Little Words being spoken between Brock and Jen:  




“I’ve thought of nothing but this since this afternoon,” he murmured against her lips. “Every damn second of the day.”
“Me, too.” She shook against him.
In a swift move, he lifted her up, and she grabbed at his hat before it fell to the floor.
“Where’s your room?” His voice was raw with the same need burning her from the inside out.
“Down that hall, first door on the left.” She motioned with his hat, her mouth nipping playfully at his jaw, while he carried her to her room in record time.
After he stepped inside, he kicked the door closed with his foot, and let her slowly slide down his hard, hot body. He was killing her again. Stepping back, she set his hat on her dresser, reached for the bottom of her sweater, and yanked it up over her head before dropping it on the floor, giving him full view of her black, lacy bra.
“Hot.” His gaze glittered as he stalked her to the bed, removing his shirt as she walked backward, exposing the lickable muscles and ridges her body wanted to explore again.
She dropped her gaze to the thick, mouthwatering bulge behind his zipper and heat shot between her legs. “Definitely.”
“You keep looking at me like that and I’m going to burst,” he said, following her down when she fell backward onto the mattress. “And take you with me,” he said against her neck, his tongue swirling and licking, lips sucking and biting as his hands found hers and raised her arms above her head.
She arched into him, eliciting a groan that had him kissing a path over her cleavage while his hands trailed down her raised arms, over her shoulders, to cup her aching breasts. As if reading her mind, he brushed the black lace aside to expose her beaded nipples. “Gorgeous.”


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Harland County Christmas Release Day Contest WINNER

The WINNER of the Harland County Christmas release day contest is...

Rosemarie Andreano

Congratulations, Rosemarie! You won the pink Coach wristlet along with 
Cowboy Tamer swag!
 
A big thank you to all who participated, and for your kind words about Jen and Brock's story.
 
Merry Christmas!
 
~Donna

Monday, December 1, 2014

Release Day Contest for Harland County Christmas! #holidaycowboy

It's finally here! HARLAND COUNTY CHRISTMAS is finally released!
Read the first cowboy to fall...
 

Available now at

In honor of the release, I'm holding a contest the whole work week so you have a chance to read the novella and email me the answers to 2 questions.

Prize: 




A pink COACH wristlet &
some Cowboy Tamer swag!


A great prize just in time for Christmas, whether you keep it for yourself, or gift it. 


RULES:

Simple. Read HARLAND COUNTY CHRISTMAS then EMAIL (to  donna_michaels@msn.com ) your snail mail address, and the answers to these two questions:

1. What did Brock call Jen when she helped him paint his grandma's laundry room?
2. Who was on the CD in the truck when Jen and Kevin picked Kade up from deployment?

Do NOT post your answers in the comments. Thank you. No spoilers! They MUST be emailed.

Come back here on Saturday, Dec. 6th, and I'll announce the winner! Winner will also be notified by email. And YES, this contest is opened up internationally.

Good luck!!
 
Thanks for reading,

~Donna

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Two Books Nominated!! Need your votes


☺I'm happy dancin' here!
I just found out two of my cowboys are nominees in the BTS Red Carpet Book Awards!
Yeehaw!

HER UNIFORM COWBOY

HER FOREVER COWBOY
 
 

If you like my writing and think one of these deserves to win, I'd appreciate the vote. If you're not sure which one, then would you pretty please take the time out to vote for Kade in:

HER UNIFORM COWBOY

(Sorry, Kevin. This does not mean I don't love you, but I would like the National Guardsmen and women to get some recognition should I be lucky enough to place. Thank you for understanding.)
 
Here's the direct link to the ROMANCE category:
 
 
Voting ends November 21st at midnight.

Thank you so much!!
And please share if you know of anyone else who likes my books. Thanks!!
 
~Donna

Friday, October 24, 2014

Royally Unleashed ~ @Donna_Michaels #MySexySaturday #MSSWeek65 #Saturday65

My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop!



 

Hello, I'm back for week #65 Welcome to My Sexy Saturday where authors post 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a published book or WIP.


**"**The theme this week is  a sexy Halloween! **"**
 
This is the time of the year I always love to read those wonderful paranormal romances out there. How about you? I recently dusted off a paranormal WIP from my hard drive and released it this month in time for Halloween.
 

Book One in the Royally Unleashed Series has werewolves, vampires, and a grim, all on a fictitious island off the Romanian coast--the last known location of a missing girl. Enter one empathic, kick-ass, paranormal huntress, looking for her missing cousin, and let the fun begin.

Here's 7 sexy paragraphs of from: 

Royally Unleashed


 
 
Available in eBook at Amazon


Here's my 7 paragraphs of sexy from Pilar and Duncan:  

 “I never cower.”
Proceed with caution. Her brain screamed the warning. All her weapons were upstairs in her room, including her silver jewelry. Her grip tightened on the pool stick and she eyed his lean frame. To use that on him would be pointless, like hitting a brick wall with a toothpick. 
She shrugged her shoulders. “Whatever. I should know better than to question my instincts.” Deliberately turning her back to him, she leaned over the table and lined up another shot. Tension-filled air exploded into an atmosphere of raw, animal magnetism. Slammed by the sudden, fierce force of his hunger, she palmed the table for support. Holy shit, he was potent. Every single hair on her body stood up and vibrated, turning her into a passion receptor.
Had he shifted?
The man’s essence was so primal she swore a dog watched from behind. Chancing a glance over her shoulder, she gasped. He hadn’t shifted into a dog, but he had shifted to stand directly behind her. Desire blazed in his eyes with an intensity that spoke to her soul.
She couldn’t move. Didn’t want to move. She wanted…
Fabric from his pants skimmed her bare legs in an erotic caress when he leaned full out over her. Warm, sure hands teased her flesh and stirred her inner core as they ran up her torso, over her shoulders and down her arms before he stretched her wrists out on the table and nuzzled her neck.
“What do your instincts say about me now?”
  

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Release Day for WYNE AND DINE by Donna Michaels

 

Released today!
 
 
 
Available Now at:
 
Blurb:
 
Lea Gablonski has two dreams: To work at a museum in NYC, and to gain other-than-sisterly attention from her best friend’s brother. So far, she’s 0 for 0. Though her MA in History is just a wall decoration at her family’s diner where she’s working while her dad recovers from surgery, she enjoys her visual encounters with the sexiest man alive—even though he would sooner pat her on the head than take her to bed.

Military born and bred, Battalion Supply Sergeant Benjamin Wyne thrives on order and control in his fulltime career in the PA National Guard, and in his personal life. But when he’s forced to ask his childhood sweetheart’s younger sister to pose as his girlfriend to thwart unwanted advances from his boss’ wife, his world turns chaotic. Lea is sweet and hot and tastes so damn good he’s addicted. When the attraction takes on a new level at his sister’s wedding, his carefully guarded heart begins to thaw.
 
 
But he’s seen many relationships go south. If he takes a chance and gives up control, will Lea be like her sister and leave him for a career in the big city? Yet, if he doesn’t, will the best damn thing to ever enter his life become history?
 
Excerpt:
 
“Thanks for helping me, Lea. I appreciate you giving up your weekend for me.”
She shrugged, trying to play it off as if it was no big deal. “Like I told you the other day, I had the time off, so it’s all good.”
He nodded, and she tried not to take offense at the relief washing through his features. “Good, because I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. I just need you to pretend to be my girlfriend when the others are around.”
“Especially Mrs. Dankirk.”
“Exactly. …” He paused, his gaze transferring to something out the window behind her.
Was it bad to wish it was the woman?
A second later, she wondered if the colonel’s wife was outside because when Ben’s attention returned to her again, his gaze was hot and interested and…consuming.
Her heart tried to burst from her chest. Then he shifted closer, sexy smile on his face trapping the breath in her lungs. She couldn’t blink. Forgot how to breathe. Just sat there watching the sexiest man alive lift a hand to cup her face.
Breathe, idiot! The last thing she needed was to faint. Not when she was about to get the kiss she’d dreamt about since puberty.
God, she hoped she was about to get the kiss she’d dreamt about since puberty…

 
 

Friday, August 29, 2014

They grow up so fast

Today's the day.
 
Today's the day we take my beautiful baby girl out of state to college to start a new chapter in her life. She'll be on her own studying Musical Theater, Writing and Acting/Directing.





 
 We knew early on she enjoyed entertaining.


From preschool on up to high school where she became inducted into the Thespian Society. It was at a Thespian convention where Jes was approached by her college and was one of only 30 invited from across the country to audition for one of their limited scholarships. And won one. We are so proud!

 
 
So now it's with a sad but happy heart that we let go and watch our baby girl soar to new heights. Reach for her own dreams and snag them with both hands.
 
We love you Jestina, and we are so proud of you! ♥ Study hard. Enjoy your college years. Forge new friendships that will last a lifetime. Do not worry about home. Worry about you. This is your time to shine. Show the world what you have.
 
Break a leg!