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!
 

 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fire Alert! Want a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD?






Hi, everyone! I've joined forces with a group of authors, The Kindle Book Review, and Digital Book Today for an awesome giveaway.

WHEN: June 23 – 30th
GRAND PRIZE: A 7″ Kindle Fire HD
2nd PRIZE: $100 Amazon Gift Card
3rd PRIZE: $100 Amazon Gift Card


What a great way to start the summer! 

Here's the Link to the Giveaway ~> http://ow.ly/y9fNa 

Good luck!!

And as always, thanks for reading,

~Donna

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My A Summer For Love Blog Hop Winner is...




The winner of my blog hop contest is...

Stephanie Fredrick
 

Congratulations, Stephanie! You won a $5 Amazon Gift Card. Look for an email from Amazon! 

I'd like to thank everyone who participated in the A Summer For Love Blog Hop! Your support is truly appreciated. ♥

Hope you all have a wonderful, warm summer!

Thanks for reading,

~Donna






Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Summer For Love Blog Hop/Cowboy style #SummerForLoveHop


A SUMMER FOR LOVE  BLOG HOP
 
Hi everyone! Welcome to The Romance Troupe's A Summer For Love Blog Hop!
 
 
 
We're talking about one of my favorite subjects - Summer! Over the next several days, I hope you'll take the time to browse through the 60+ blogs involved in this fun hop for your chance to win some great prizes and discover new authors.
 
When I think of summer, I immediately visualize enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. For my post, I'm going to keep it brief and fun by sharing a barbecue scene from my latest release, HER FOREVER COWBOY, the fourth book in my Harland County Series. Each book is a stand alone, but the characters are more fun if you read every book.☺
 
 
Blurb
Single mother, Shayla Ryan, longs to put down roots to create a stable environment for her baby girl and her younger sister, but the threat of her abusive, ex-con father finding them has made that almost impossible. Her newest residence in Harland County, however, holds a lot of appeal, especially in the form of a Casanova cowboy with eye-catching good looks and easy charm. Those two qualities took her down the wrong road before, and though the sexy cowboy interferes with her pulse, she can’t let her heart get in the way of the safety of her family, or give it to someone who doesn’t believe in forever.  
If there’s one thing software company vice president, Kevin Dalton, loves more than puzzles, it’s women. Size, shape, race doesn’t matter as long as they don’t want a relationship—he’s not looking to repeat the past, and more than happy to remain single. Until two beautiful redheads drop him to his knees—one with her cutie-pie smile, the other with her elbow. Too bad the elbow-toting beauty is both hot and puzzling. A killer combination too strong to resist. And without realizing it, the redheads slowly rewrite the code around his heart. 
But when the danger from Shayla’s past shows up, can he rise to the challenge to keep them safe...and really be what they need? A forever cowboy?
Excerpt:
 Friday afternoon, Amelia’s birthday party/barbecue was in full swing at Shadow Rock Ranch. With unseasonably warm temperatures, Cody’s request for an outdoor party was granted and Shayla was happy to see the little boy enjoying the party as much as the guest of honor.
“Thank you so much, Cody, for helping me throw Amelia such a great party,” she told the little boy.
His chest puffed out and shoulders straightened. “You’re welcome. My pleasure,” he said with a finger to the tiny black Stetson on his head.
Fighting a grin, she nodded and moved on before her amusement won out.
“You look absolutely beautiful today, Shayla,” Kevin said, sneaking up from behind to pull her in close and kiss her neck. “What are my chances of getting you alone to stargaze in my truck later?”
She turned sideways to grin at him. “Is that what they call it now?”
He chuckled. “No, but sometimes it does lead to that.”
“Does it? I wouldn’t know. I’ve never stargazed.”
Kevin stilled, then twisted her around to face him. “That’s not right. We’re going to amend that later.”
She wrapped her arms around his neck and her heart beats increased when his hands slid to her hips. “I look forward to stargazing with you.” Leaning in, she kissed him, lingering, enjoying the freedom of not having to worry about offending the others with a public display of affection. Jordan, Kerri, Brandi and Jen all kissed their men plenty of times today. Even the older McCalls and Masters stole a few kisses.
“Mommy, daddy,” Amelia chanted, squeezing her way between their legs.
She broke the kiss and laughed with Kevin who bent to lift her daughter.
“What do you want, birthday girl?” he asked, fixing Amelia’s frilly, purple dress he’d bought.
How the heck he knew what size to buy, was a mystery. But the man was spot on.
“Horsie,” her daughter yelled, pushing to get down, but not before grabbing Kevin’s hand. “Horsie!”
Amelia led him to the nearest chair, right between Connor and Cole, and was straddling his leg before he’d even had the chance to fully sit. Shayla bit her lip, but her chuckle must’ve escaped because he glanced up and narrowed his eyes.
“Laugh it up. You’re the one who’ll have to rub my knee later.”
As serious as possible, Shayla nodded and held his gaze. “No problem. I like rubbing you.”
The McCall brother’s snorted, while Kevin stilled and his mouth fell open.
“That’s a good look on you,” she said.
Two for two. She was on a roll.
His opened mouth turned into a lopsided grin as he continued Amelia’s horsie ride. “Just remember what they say about payback, Shayla. I’m going to take care of you real good.” 
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
**My Contest**
 
In addition to the Blog Hop Grand Prizes, I'm giving away a
 $5 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly drawn commenter on my blog. Just tell me what you love about summer, along with your name and email address, and I'll post the randomly drawn winner here on June 9th!
Good luck!
 
____________________

 
GRAND PRIZES
(6) $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Cards
Comment with your name and email to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. Comments without name and email will not be counted. Commenting on each and every stop will increase your chances of winning.
Winners for the (6) Grand Prizes will be drawn and announced on THE ROMANCE TROUPE blog by June 10th.

 

 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kelly Steel—Chasing Happy Ever After: Show don't Tell with Donna Michaels

Kelly Steel—Chasing Happy Ever After: Show don't Tell with Donna Michaels: Author Donna Michaels with a great post about Showing and Telling in Fiction Writing.  Donna on the Web: Facebook                    Webs...