Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wine and Song Release and Kindle Fire HD 7 Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Today is release day for 


Citizen Soldier Series
Book 3/Ethan

Single father Ethan Wyne’s trust in women stopped when his cheating wife died while he was deployed. Dating and relationships are in the past. His son is his life now and he’s proud of the stable home he’s created through hard work, determination, and support. But when a family celebration in NYC leads to a moment of weakness with a vivacious beauty, he’s tempted to rethink his reasoning. Especially when she turns up in the Poconos. Can he take a chance again when more than his heart is at stake?

Phoebe Weston’s temporary gig in a summer production in the Poconos is just what the Broadway star needs to keep busy while awaiting a Hollywood screen test. The magic of the show reawakens her passion for the basics, and her frequent encounters with the handsome, single father of one of her young friends awakens something more. 

But Ethan has made it clear he’s not looking for permanent, and for the first time in her life, Phoebe’s not looking for temporary. Maybe what the jaded father’s locked up, guarded heart needs is a little song.

In honor of the release, I'm giving away a Kindle Fire HD 7!

Giveaway runs 11/24-11/30

Enter giveaway below:

Good luck, and as always, thanks for reading,

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Her Volunteer Cowboy #MySexySaturday #MSSWeek111 @Donna_Michaels

My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop! It's week #111!!

Welcome to My Sexy Saturday where authors post 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a published book or WIP. 
Time flies when you're having fun! 

It's true! It's hard to believe it's been a little over two years since I started to participate in MSS. I truly enjoy talking about the sexy in my books, and appreciate all of you for stopping by and commenting. You rock!

This week we're talking about Sexy. Anything sexy in our books. A glance. Touch. A feeling. Words. They are all capable of conveying sexy and I enjoy capturing that in my stories.

I had three releases this month, but I will keep this post short and only spotlight one.  Book 6 in my Harland County Series is a novella included in the 12-Alarm Cowboy boxed set, and I just released HER VOLUNTEER COWBOY as a single. Tanner is a sexy cowboy, National Guardsman, firefighter who volunteers his time, never his heart. Until his one-night stand from Kade's wedding shows up in Harland County to help a friend. Sparks ignite a flame neither of them expect.

Here's 7 sexy paragraphs from: 

Her Volunteer Cowboy

Available in eBook at Amazon

Here's my 7 paragraphs of Sexy between Tanner and Gwen:  

 “Not good my ass,” he muttered, drawing back to stare down into her face.
She blinked, then smiled, her brain finally cluing in to what this was all about. “You’re sore about my remark yesterday.”
“Damn right.” He lifted a hand to run his finger from her ear to her jaw, lingering just below her lower lip. “What we did in the Poconos was better than good.”
True, and she even might have told him had she been able to draw air into her lungs.
Ah, shoot. He’d set his other hand on her hip and lightly squeezed while he leaned in to brush her jaw with his lips.
“Wasn’t it, Gwen?”
Her body strained closer to his and quivered when he nibbled on her ear.
“Say it.”
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Don't forget to find more Sexy 7's here:

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Other New Releases:

Cowboy Payback, the long awaited sequel to Cowboy-Sexy/Fiance!

Available at:

LOCKE and Load / Dangerous Curves/Book 2

Available at:

Thanks for reading,


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Honorable Mention for My Cowboy!

Howdy! I just returned from Palm Springs where Book 4 in my Harland County Series, HER FOREVER COWBOY took 2nd place with Honorable Mention in the 2015 RONE Awards in the Cops, Jocks and Cowboys Contemporary Category from InD'tale Magazine!

Thank you to all who helped vote Kevin into the final round!

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?


Thanks for reading,

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author

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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Don't forget to find more Sexy 7's here:

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!

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.


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. 


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,


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!



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:


(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!!