Friday, November 29, 2013

Her Unbridled Cowboy~ @Donna_Michaels #MySexySaturday

Time for My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop

It's Week #27! We're almost to the last month of 2013! There have been twenty-seven Saturdays of sexy excerpts and we've had a lot of fun sharing! 

Hope you take a quick break from shopping and enjoy 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a book or WIP showcased on today's hop.

Since the 3rd book in my sexy cowboy series is due to release in December, I thought we'd revisit Book Two. 

Here's 7 sexy paragraphs of my cattle-ranching cowboy, Connor McCall, engaged 3 times/married 0 from my Harland County Series:  Her Unbridled Cowboy:


Available at Amazon

    The New Year was upon them.

With each number called out, his face drew closer, his breath warm on her skin, her heart pounding louder and louder. Three. Two. One. Connor’s hold on the back of her head tightened, and his other hand lifted to gently brush his thumb across her jaw.
“Happy New Year, Kerri,” he breathed.
When she opened her mouth to reply, he covered her lips with his.
And that’s how she rang in the New Year, in the Dalton’s dark laundry room, sharing heat and touches and soft murmurs with Connor McCall.
Oh wait, the murmurs came from her, but man, he felt so good. And kissed even better. A mad rush of sensations engulfed and she was lost. Just utterly lost.
Warm, and tasting like beer and sin and long forgotten desire, his mouth moved over hers in a slow, lazy, open-mouthed kiss. She shuddered and slid her hands up over his broad shoulders to play with the short hair at the back of his neck. He groaned low in his throat, then pressed her against the wall, his body hard and deliciously warm. A zing of heat sliced straight to her core.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Her Fated Cowboy~ @Donna_Michaels #MySexySaturday

 My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop

It's Week #25! Can you believe it? Twenty-five Saturdays of sexy excerpts from romance authors who love writing and reading sexy books. 

Kick back, relax and get your sexy on in this hop. Enjoy 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a book or WIP.

Since the 3rd book in my sexy cowboy series is due to release in December, I thought we'd revisit Book One. 

Here's 7 sexy paragraphs of my CEO cowboy, Cole McCall, guilt-ridden widower and software engineer from my Harland County Series:  Her Fated Cowboy:

Available at Amazon

“I’m not done with you yet.”
His words and his touch brought a delicious shiver to her skin and anticipation tingled in all her good parts.
“But I need some food to replenish my strength. I say we dig into that meal. You wait here,” he said, giving her a quick kiss on the lips before he headed for the basket.
Feeling more content than anyone had a right to, she stretched and waited for his return. Her stomach growled. Maybe eating wasn’t such a bad idea. The cowboy certainly helped her work up an appetite. When he approached with their food, she sat up and pulled in a breath.
He really was beautiful. Naked. Lean. Ripped.
Eyes gleaming dark and delicious under the glow of the nearby hurricane lamp, he placed the food and cooler on the blanket, then kissed her hard, running his hands down her torso. “I think we’d better eat quick. I need to be inside you again.”

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Susan Macatee ~ Character Interview ~ Thoroughly Modern Amanda

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Welcome to another Character Interview for one of my fellow 'Roses', who, like me, has one of their ebooks going to print from The Wild Rose Press. This is a fun way to get to know a protagonists from their stories, and one lucky commenter will win a copy of the featured author's print book. So join me every Thursday this month for your chance to win some great books!

This week I have the pleasure of featuring Susan Macatee!

Susan Macatee started writing for publication after her youngest started kindergarten. Once she decided she wanted to write romance fiction, she joined several RWA chapters. She's also a member of the Scandalous Victorians, a small writing group that specializes in Victorian set romance. You can check out their group blog here, Slip Into Something Victorian.

Susan's American Civil War romance stories are not your typical Gone With the Wind variety. Hers encompass everything from time travel, ghosts and vampires, to women soldiers. But, diverse as Susan's stories are, love always finds a way to win out in the end.

Today I'm interviewing Amanda Montgomery from Susan's spicy 159 page time travel THOROUGHLY MODERN AMANDA, just released in print through The Wild Rose Press.

Hello, thank you for being here with us today. Can you tell us your name?

Amanda Montgomery

Where are you from, Amanda?
I was born in Mason, Virginia.  
Can you describe yourself in 7 words?
I am ambitious, impulsive, creative, determined, imaginative, resourceful and passionate.

Definitely my kind of heroine. One who can take care of herself.
What is your main occupation right now?
I write stories and articles for the Carver Weekly, a magazine.
Where are you living?
In a small Pennsylvania town called Carver.
How did you feel when you first set eyes on the love of your life?
When I met Jack, I thought he was a workman who'd gotten hurt. He seemed confused and disoriented, but something about him was strange and exciting. I felt compelled to come to his aid.

And I dare say, he was lucky that you found him.
If you could travel, where would you go?
I long to go to the future, where Jack comes from. I want to be a modern woman and the life he describes is beyond exciting.
Do you have a hobby?
I like to help my step-mother in her garden.
What is your main goal?
I want to be a reporter for a big city newspaper.
Thank you, Amanda, for taking the time out to answer my questions. I sure hope you find the excitement you crave. It was great to get to know you a little better and to get a little insight into your story THOROUGHLY MODERN AMANDA now available in print through The Wild Rose Press.

Here is the beautiful cover:


Believing anything is possible, magazine reporter Amanda
Montgomery dreams about being a modern woman in a
nineteenth century world, much like her exceptional
step-mother. But society expects well-off young ladies to
focus on finding a suitable husband and raising a family.
And then Jack appears--with no past and unconventional
ideas. Does he hold the key to another century as well as
her heart, or is she destined to stay in her own time?

Construction worker Jack Lawton wants to preserve an old
home that's scheduled for demolition.  But when he sneaks
inside for a final look, a loose beam falls on the head, and
upon waking, he finds himself in the arms of a beautiful
woman.  His only problem--he's no longer in the twenty-first
century. Can he find his way back home? Does he really
want to?
"Mother, before I leave for work, I'd like to have a word with you in the parlor."

Erin quirked a brow, but nodded. With the cook occupied at the sink, she gathered her skirts and followed Amanda from the room.

At the parlor door, Erin frowned. "Is there a problem, Amanda?"

She nodded and opened the door to the empty room. She had to find out the truth about Jack and was sure Erin knew more than she admitted.

Motioning her step-mother to take a seat on the settee, Amanda waited, tapping her foot.

Erin sighed, eyeing her. "So, tell me what's wrong."

"Where did Jack come from, Mother?" Amanda propped both hands on her hips.

Erin spread her hands. "How would I know? From his clothing and the place you found him, he must be a workman. But I don't understand why no one else was in the house at the time. He surely wouldn't have been working alone." She shook her head. "And he doesn't seem to remember anything except his name."

Amanda bit her lip. "I don't believe you, Mother. I heard you and Jack talking upstairs."

Erin's eyes widened, but she said nothing.

"He was saying something about the future. And he also uses those phrases peculiar only to you."

"Amanda, I told you those were only stories I made up to entertain you when you were a child."

"So I believed. But no longer. You have a connection with Jack."

"I never met the man before. I swear." Erin raised her hand.

The door creaked open, startling Amanda. Her father stood in the foyer.

"Something wrong, Will?" Erin asked.

Her father stepped into the room. "I was just upstairs with Jack. He needs attending to."

"I'll go." Erin stood. "There are breakfast leavings in the kitchen if you're hungry."

He nodded. "I'll get a quick bite, then I have to get to the bank." He stepped forward and kissed Erin on the lips.

Her step-mother’s face flushed. "See you tonight."

Her father pecked Amanda's cheek, then stepped out, leaving the door ajar.

Amanda grasped Erin’s arm. "I'll see to Jack, Mother."

Erin's brows rose. "Nonsense. You get yourself ready for work, I'll take care of Jack."

Amanda scowled. "But they can do without me for a half hour. You can get started on your new book."

Erin opened her mouth, but hesitated. "I'll have plenty of time to work after I take care of him."

Amanda huffed and left the room. She'd catch her father before he left for the bank, but intended to see Jack and question him further.

And now available in Print


Susan would love to give away an autographed print copy of THOROUGHLY MODERN AMANDA to one lucky commenter (US shipping only). Please leave a comment with contact information, and she'll announce the winner in the comments section here tomorrow!
Good luck!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Her Uniform Cowboy~ @Donna_Michaels #MySexySaturday

 My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to another week of the sexy hop. We romance authors/readers love all things sexy in a book. The touches, the glances, bodies pressing into bodies. Each fulfills a need in the story, because, yes, they are all important in a romance novel. 

It's time to sit back and enjoy this hop where authors share 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a book or WIP.

Very soon, my WIP will be a new release, so I think it's time to share a little bit of a sexy snippet with you all. So, here's 7 sexy paragraphs of my sheriff/soldier/cowboy from the third book in my Harland County Series:  Her Uniform Cowboy:

Releasing Early December!

Heaven help him, her warm, supple flesh was too much for him. Just too damn much. The day had been long and trying, and the woman was hot and trying and willing. He was done.

“I can also do this,” he said, tracing her hip, watching her eyes round as he skimmed his hand across her stomach in slow, small strokes. “I’d love to strip you naked and kiss every last inch of you, Brandi.”
 “Y-you would?”
“Oh yeah.” He continued to caress the designer’s soft skin, brushing her ribcage on his way to that damn, sexy black bra that had tormented his mind all day. “And you know what?”
He brushed a thumb over the rounded flesh just under the lace, his body tightening with each tremor that shook through her mouthwatering curves.
“When I finished…I’d do it all again.”

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rebecca Grace--Character Interview--Shadows From The Past

Good morning, everyone!

Welcome to another Thursday blog where I get to do a Character Interview for one of my fellow 'Roses', who, like me, has one of their ebooks going to print from The Wild Rose Press. This is a fun way to get to know a protagonists from their stories, and one lucky commenter will win a copy of the featured author's print book. So join me every Thursday this month for your chance to win some great books!

This week I have the pleasure of featuring Rebecca Grace!

Becky Martinez or Rebecca Grace,  is an award-winning former broadcast journalist who has worked in newsrooms from the Northwest to San Diego and  from Las Vegas to Denver.

She now writes mystery, romance and romantic suspense fiction and non-fiction books on writing. She also teaches writing classes online, coaches writers and has been a speaker and panelist at writing conferences.

Today I'm interviewing Stacey Moreno from Rebecca's sensual 144 page novella SHADOWS FROM THE PAST, just released in print through The Wild Rose Press.

Hello. Thank you for being with us here today. Can you tell us your name?

My name is Stacey Moreno.
So, Stacey, where are you from?

I am from Portland, Oregon. 

Please describe yourself in 7 words:

Can't to do anything right, except draw.

I bet that's not true, but I sure am intrigued.

What is your main occupation right now?

Well, I hate to admit it, but I don't have an occupation. My mother seems to think I should just take any job, but I would love to find one where I can use my artistic talents. But I don't know if I have time to worry about a career right now. My best friend just committed suicide. But I don't think she did. I think... well, someone threw her off that cliff. Or maybe she fell. But Helen was too strong to want to die. I just wish I could be more like her. She knew what she wanted.

How terrible. I hope you find out what happened to Helen.

Where are you living?

With my mother for now. But I'll get a place once I get a job. Right now though, I think I'm going to go over to the island where Helen died. I need some answers. 

Stacey, how did you feel when you first set eyes on the love of your life?

I hate to admit this too, since I'm supposedly engaged, but I don't think Phillip is the love of my life, so I don't know.

Well, I hope you have the chance to figure it out.

If you could travel, where would you go?

I would go to France and study art.
Do you have a hobby?

I don't consider it a hobby, but I love to draw.  I have this cartoon character I draw -- Kendra.  She's smart and talented, kind of like Helen. And she can battle bad guys all day long. Sometimes I wish I could be more like her.

I'd like to be more like Kendra, too.

What is your main goal?

My main goal right now is to find a job so I can get my own place again. I was rooming with Helen until she took a job up north, working as an assistant to a writer. I don't know why a writer would need an assistant. But now that she's dead, I'm thinking, my goal should be... well, enough thinking of what I should be ... I think I'm going up north.  I think I'm going over to that island and to Redfern Manor.  I'm going to talk to that writer and find out what happened to Helen.

Good luck, Stacey. Be careful on that island. I hope you find the answers you need. Thank you for to taking the time out to talk with us today so others could get to know you and your story as told in SHADOWS FROM THE PAST, newly released in print through The Wild Rose Press.

Here's the intriguing cover and book blurb:


Strange things are happening at Redfern Manor.  Stacey Moreno is no super heroine like the cartoon character she draws, but when her friend, Helen, dies at the manor, she realizes it is time she began to change. She wants to know the truth about how Helen died.  

Mack Warren wants a peaceful life, but his new assistant, Stacey, has him thinking about more than the book he wants to write.  
And then there are the unexplainable things that keep happening at the mansion.  Can Stacey unravel the mysteries of Redfern Manor before it’s too late.

Hope you enjoyed Stacey's interview today! SHADOWS FROM THE PAST, is available at, The Wild Rose Press.

Don't forget to leave a comment below, and one lucky commenter will win a print copy of  SHADOWS FROM THE PAST. J

Saturday, November 2, 2013

COWBOY-SEXY ~ @Donna_Michaels #MySexySaturday

 My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop

It's sexy time again. There are several factors to sexy. In a book it could be found in an action, thought or words. And the way each is carried out can increase or decrease the potency. Welcome to the fun. You know the drill. Sit back and enjoy this hop where authors share 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a book or WIP.

Since my 'sexy' cowboy book has just recently gone to print, I'm going to share another sexy snippet of my former Navy SEAL/cowboy Finn Brennan who finds himself in a fake engagement to a female Marine. Here are 7 paragraphs from Cowboy-Sexy, rated 4 stars by RT Magazine:


Available in eBook and Print at Amazon

      “Come on, kiss her,” Terry repeated.
Finn removed the hat and tossed it to Terry, then his hand cupped her chin, while the other curled around her hip and drew her in close. “If you insist.”
For the second time that night, she had to fight the urge to run. What was wrong with her? It was only a kiss.
As he lowered his head, her heartbeats quickened. This was a bad idea, but there was no sense delaying the inevitable. She eased a hand around his back and the other up that incredible chest of his again. His blue eyes darkened to navy and widened a fraction.
Good. Why should she be the only one uncomfortable?
When their lips finally met, her grip tightened on his shirt as an unexpected fission shot through her body, waking up the butterflies in her stomach. Cammie thought they had died with her fiancé in Kandahar.
Her mind barely registered the hoots and hollers going around the room. She was tired and silly, and baffled. Maybe the butterflies only showed up for fiancés. A lone giggle raced up her throat and broke the kiss.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Dylan Newton Winner Announced!

And the winner is...

Rhonda Kauffman!

Congratulations, Rhonda, you won a signed copy of ANY WITCH WAY!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented. Come back next Thursday for another character interview and your chance to win a print copy of SHADOWS FROM THE PAST by Rebecca Grace!