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!
 

 


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Got Cowboys?

 
We do!
Cowboy Candy Shoppe is live!


Becky McGraw     Desiree Holt     Donna Michaels     Em Petrova
 
Gem Sivad    Myla Jackson   Randi Alexander   Rhonda Lee Carver
 
Sandy Sullivan   Sidda Lee Rain
 
 
Join us July 13 - 19
as we discount our cowboys to
.99¢
 
 
 
Click the link to go to the Cowboy Candy Shoppe. Once there, click on a book cover for purchase links.
 
You can also click on an author's name to learn more about them and their books.
 
Round up some cowboys and enjoy!
 
Thanks for reading,
 
~Donna
 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Honky Tonk Hearts Boxed Set Volume 2

 
 
The Wild Rose Press has combined all of the Honky Tonk Hearts books into 2 Boxed Sets!
My contribution, COWBOY-SEXY is part of the 2nd set.
 
If you like cowboys, check it out!

This digital boxed edition contains 6 complete stories.

Nothing But Trouble by Jannine Gallant
Chase Paladin avoids commitment like a patch of stinging nettles. He's seen how love can trample a man, and he doesn't plan to get hitched--ever. But when Honor Jackson walks into his life, hell-bent on keeping her distance, she turns his convictions inside out.

One look at the too-handsome cowboy with laughing green eyes and a killer smile, and Honor knows he's nothing but trouble. She's come to Redemption, Texas to help an old friend, not to let another man charm her into certain heartache.
But every time she turns around, Chase is there, and the closer they get, the more she fears he'll break her heart. So when anonymous threats make it clear that someone in Redemption wants her gone, Honor is ready to oblige. Only now Chase isn't certain he can live without her.Will two wary hearts take a chance on love before it's too late?

Cowboy Sexy by Donna Michaels
Finn Brennan is used to his brother playing practical jokes, but this time he's gone too far--sending Finn a woman as a ranch hand. And not just any woman, but a Marine.

When 1st Lt. Camilla Walker's commanding officer asks her to help out at his family's dude ranch until he returns from deployment, she never expects to be thrust into a mistaken engagement to his sexy, cowboy twin--a former Navy SEAL who hates the Corps. But before long, Cammie is wishing their fake engagement could be real.

The Corps took Finn's father, his girlfriend, and threatened his naval career. He's worked hard for another shot at getting back to active duty. The last thing he needs is a headstrong, unyielding, hot Marine who not only tempts his bed, but soon has him rethinking his goals.


Lost Memories by Sherri Thomas
 When your past is a blank, it's hard to trust the future...
A car accident leaves Darcy Brooks with amnesia, but she's determined it won't ruin her life. She finds a job on a dude ranch--hiding her brain trauma to get it--and falls in love with her work. Now if she can just avoid falling in love with her boss.

Nick Matthews knows his new employee is hiding something, and he's determined to discover what. He's failed to protect his family from disaster in the past and won't let it happen again. Now if he can just keep his attraction to Darcy from clouding his judgment.

Nick soon comes to value Darcy as an employee and a friend--even as the heat between them builds. But when a man claiming to be Darcy's husband shows up, Nick realizes just how much he wants to keep Darcy for himself.


Back Where You Belong by Vonnie Davis
 While shooting pool at the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk, rancher Tyler Desmond takes an errant dart in the neck. Ready to retaliate, he's instead captivated by the blonde who threw it. Tyler isn't interested in opening his heart, so why does he kiss the verbal buzz saw? Just to shut her up?

As a teenager, Lacy LaRoche had a secret crush on Tyler. When the dart brings them face-to-face, all she can do is chatter--until he kisses her. But Lacy didn't come back to Texas to fall in love. She's hiding another secret: her roommate surreptitiously videotaped Lacy undressing and posted it on the internet.

When Tyler's daughter is bullied at school, Lacy must reveal the truth and face the emotional damage of cyberbullying. Over-protective of his daughter--and his heart--Tyler must learn to trust again. Can two scarred hearts find their way back to where they belong?


Choose Your Heart by USA Today Best Selling Author Callie Hutton
 Midwife Kerry Mackenzie wants to move on with her life. Her deceased husband's parents expect her to remain true to his memory, but at twenty-four, Kerry's too young to wear widow's weeds for the rest of her life. Eager to start fresh, she takes a job that requires her to move miles from home. But her independent spirit wavers when she's stranded along the way and a handsome cowboy comes to her rescue.

Ranch owner Damian Greer happens upon Kerry perched alongside her disabled car on an Amarillo highway and is instantly attracted to her. He comes from a family that moves quickly on matters of the heart, so when he observes her cool behavior during an emergency, he's pretty sure she's the woman for him.

But with Kerry determined to do things on her own, how can Damian convince her to abandon her plans and give them a chance?


Lonesome Cowboy by Stacy Dawn
With a title under his belt, a purse in the bank, and a ring in his pocket, Marshall Dekes returned for the woman he loved...only to find her at the altar saying "I do" to another man.

Two years later, he's stunned to find Amy sitting at the bar of the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk.  Anger and resentment still burning, he lets her have it, refusing the forgiveness she seeks.  But his world is turned upside down when he hears her cry of distress and finds himself helping with the unexpected birth of her child.

What his head can't forgive, his heart can't forget, and Amy staying with her cousin in nearby Redemption is too close for comfort.  When events of the past start coming to light, he doesn't know if his heart is strong enough to risk a second chance at the life he'd all but given up on.
 






Friday, June 27, 2014

New EC Release & Giveaway by Award Winning Tina Donahue!

(Recommended for ages over 18)
 
That's right, award winning Tina Donahue has a brand new Ellora's Cave release, and to celebrate, she's offering a giveaway on my blog today!
 
 
 
 
Blurb:
 
A willing slave to possession, punishment, pleasure…
 
Dreams of a manor where submission and dominance once ruled draws Faith to hypnotherapist Colin Danes. Potently virile, he looks remarkably like her most cherished master from a past life. Desire smolders in his eyes, proving he’s never forgotten her.
Their carnal dance continues in the present and leads to their past when she was known as Eve. Through hypnotherapy, Colin brings her back to the Victorian era, a hidden estate where she eagerly submits to whatever he and her other noble masters crave. The exquisite discipline of the strap. Being bid on and mounted each night. Displayed and used for the enjoyment of all.
Most will take her. One will try to imprison her. Only he will be her true master in that life and this.
 
 
R rated Excerpt : 
 
The advertisement challenged, Are your dreams so real they seem to have come from another time?
Faith Montgomery gripped the mail circular. Its paper made a sharp, crackling noise, no different from ice snapping.
Frigid wind swept past, delivering more snow. Feverish and unsettled, Faith stood in front of the medical arts building that catered to doctors, nutritionists, shrinks and hypnotherapists. Unlike Seattle’s typical brick or glass structures, this place had a granite façade and steepled ceilings. Similar to a castle where dominance, submission and punishment played out. Where men wore dated clothing, while women were nude, defenseless, sighing then crying out their arousal and pleasure. 
Her mouth went dry.
From behind, a car’s horn blared, sending her pulse into a faster sprint. Traffic continued to crawl along the slick streets, headlights brushed past, illuminating the building’s directory. Faith didn’t bother to search it. According to the circular, his office was on the second floor. Her appointment in a few minutes, made earlier in the week by phone. The first time she’d heard his voice and yet not the first time.
“Why do you want an appointment?” he’d asked.
Something inside her had fluttered at his smooth baritone, enticing and strangely familiar, reducing her to silence.
“You’ve seen things,” he’d coaxed. “Felt things.”
God, yeah.
While he’d waited for her response, she’d stared at his picture on the glossy flyer.
Several locks of his hair—thick, wavy, the color of espresso—grazed his forehead. His strong, masculine features were handsome as hell, nearly aristocratic. In her mind, Faith saw him dressed in eveningwear, the kind worn during the early Victorian era. A coat with tails, snug at the waist to accentuate his impressive shoulders. Dark trousers and a shockingly white cravat. Identical to heroes in romance novels that she’d read in high school.
         He definitely had those guys beat.
His long-lashed eyes were a striking blue. Even from the picture, they stripped Faith of all privacy, reaching into her soul, the same as the promise of his full, rich mouth. A hint of stubble graced his upper lip, chin and cheeks, virile and tempting. Young, possibly early thirties, he was the kind of man a woman wouldn’t forget.
Faith certainly hadn’t.
“Yeah,” she’d murmured during the call, at last answering him. “I’ve had recurring dreams, flashes of another time.”
You.
Rather than questioning her further, he’d given her the last appointment of the day, well past the time other professionals did business. His office windows were the only ones lit on the second floor, the lights’ golden glow spilling onto the street. Waves of snow, carried by the wind, twinkled like stars within the brightness.
Faith half-expected—and fully hoped—he’d be at the window, looking down at her. Watching. Waiting. Anticipating as she was.
He wasn’t.
His absence only stoked her stark need. Clearly, he had no doubt she’d keep their appointment. Now, as before, he commanded and figured she’d obey.
On an edgy sigh, she entered the building. Heated air and the scents of polished wood, leather, wool washed over her. In the absolute quiet, she heard each click of her heels across the floor, a dark-green marble veined with white.
Faith avoided slick spots made by others who’d come and gone, tracking in the snow. She should have worn more practical shoes in this weather, pants instead of a skirt, but hadn’t, sensing he wouldn’t have approved.
Like one possessed—or commanded by a Master—Faith climbed the stairs, reaching the second floor. The walls were paneled in polished walnut, which gave them the air of a private club where men called the shots. Their decisions law. Their desires the only rule that counted, no matter what they demanded. A woman’s full surrender to their needs. Having her down on her knees before them, her lips parted for the taste of a thickened cock or to release her whimper of delight at the strap one of them held, eager for him to discipline her.
Lightheaded and breathless, she stared at the hall. His office was at the end, the door open, a wedge of amber light demanding she go inside.
No receptionist greeted her in the snug waiting room. Faith hadn’t expected one, figuring he’d want them to be alone. Exactly what she craved.
She inhaled as deeply as she could. Leather from the burgundy chairs perfumed the small space, claiming it for a man. Beyond the reception area was his office, the door open. He stood at his desk, his attention on a book he read.
Her legs went watery. With indecent curiosity, she drank him in, the charcoal sweater and dark trousers that matched the color of his silky hair and fit his powerful frame so well. Broad shoulders. Muscular thighs. She forced down a swallow, knowing there was raw power in his strong hands. She’d dreamed of it, had seen glimpses in her mind.
And would do anything to experience it again.
As though he’d heard her thoughts, he closed his book with a faint snap and looked up.
Time shifted, the past bleeding into the present. Faith forgot to breathe or to step closer, trapped within his potent gaze, overwhelmed with a sense of recognition, irresistible and welcoming.
I know you…you know me.
Unmistakable longing flared in his eyes, the same yearning she felt. Beneath it was a flash of lust.
 
 
BIO: 
 
Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company. 
 
 
CONTEST
 
Please leave a comment. Tina will be choosing one winner randomly from the comments section. The winner gets her choice of one of Tina’s backlist ebooks – FIFTEEN IN ALL – contemporary, paranormal, suspense, ménage. From this list: 
 
1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT
2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
7. Take Me Away – #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books
8. Unending Desire – Best Book Rating LASR
9. SiNN – Nominated for Book of the Week LASR
10. Sinfully Wicked – Magnificent – Romancing the Book
11.  Claiming Magique – Top Pick – NOR
12. Illicit Desire – Four Stars Romantic Times
13. Come Fill Me – Five Stars – Guilty Pleasures
14. Losing Control - Four and a Half Stars - Sensual Reads
15. Shameless Desire - Four and Half Stars - The Jeep Diva
 
Good luck!