Hot Cowboy Covers by Elle James aka Myla Jackson

When you aren’t in charge of the final product, covers for you books can be iffy. Harlequin hit the jackpot on my covers for my new series BALLISTIC COWBOYS coming in Feb & March 2017. HOT COMBAT and HOT TARGET have some seriously yummy cowboys on them. These stories are about  military guys who started as cowboys and are loaned to Homeland Security in Wyoming. What do you think? Did the cover gods get it right?

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Loaned to the task force taking on the most dangerous Homeland Security challenges, injured SEAL Jon “Ghost” Caspar is assigned to protect a former lover and her daughter…and prevent an imminent terrorist attack on his Wyoming hometown.

Single mom Charlie McClain hoped she’d never again see the gorgeous cowboy who broke her heart, but with her safety compromised, she needs Ghost. Can she still resist his rugged charms…and keep a bombshell secret about their affair?

With a terrorist on the loose, Ghost struggles to remain professional. But the elite bodyguard can’t guard his heart against beautiful Charlie and her adorable daughter…

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On loan for a local assignment, Max “Caveman” Decker already feels at home in the backcountry of Wyoming. Protecting one woman—even petite spitfire Grace Saunders—is a vacation to the Delta Force warrior. But Grace thinks something darker is at work than the murder she witnessed. It wasn’t a case of the wrong place at the wrong time—it was her “curse.” Every man she gets close to dies. Now she’s saddled with Decker, her sworn protector, who won’t leave her side. Any hope for a simple assignment will change once they’re living under the same roof, where Grace’s curse will be just as inescapable as the crosshairs of a killer.

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Rich Rancher for Christmas by Sarah M. Anderson + Giveaway!

Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I loved spending time with my nieces and nephews. They’re such a cute bunch of kiddos! We also had our son’s sixth-grade winter band concert. Those kids have come such a long way in two years of practicing!

Last month’s winer was Sue Cox! Congratulations, Sue! You won a selection of Beaumont Heirs books in print, plus bonus goodies! Send your snail-mail address to message@sarahmanderson.com!

12dayssarahFrom Dec. 1st through the 12th, a fun bunch of Desire authors are all joining together for the #12DaysofDesire. Follow the hashtag on Twitter and check out the Harlequin Desire Authors page on Facebook for more details! I’m giving away five copies of Rich Rancher for Christmas and a grand prize is a bunch of books, earrings worth $25 dollars and other fun holiday goodies! So enter to win!

It’s that time again, when I have (yet) another book out! Rich Rancher for Christmas is the last one for the year–which means that 2016 had five Desires (His Forever Family, A Surprise for the Sheikh, Claimed by the Cowboy, His Illegitimate Heir and Rich Rancher for Christmas), one Superromance (One Rodeo Season), one Carina (Crushing on the Cowboy) and one self-pubbed novella (The Christmas Pony)! Whew! No wonder I’m tired!

Here’s the blurb for Rich Rancher for Christmas:

A wealthy cowboy in her stocking… 

CJ Wesley values his privacy more than anything. If TV news star Natalie Baker reveals he’s really a Beaumont heir, the media will go wild. That’s when a surprise snowstorm strands the beautiful reporter in his house—and in his bed. Soon he’ll learn how much she’s discovered…and how much he wants her.

CJ defies Natalie’s expectations. The gruff, sexy cowboy knows how to heat up a snowbound cabin and make Christmas magical. Exposing the elusive Beaumont brother will save her job—but only at the price of their passionate connection. It’s a holiday dilemma…but will the right choice lead to forever?

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He’s handy with an ax!

Rich Rancher for Christmas is part of The Beaumont Heirs series.

Rich Rancher for Christmas buy links:

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And because I always save the very best excerpts for you guys, here’s an exclusive peek!

He was so hard with desire that it was now physically painful—but it had been worth it. Real or not, her breasts were fabulous and watching her come?

That had been honest. It had been one of the most exciting things in his entire life. He had rendered her speechless and that made him feel good.

Her hand brushed over his throbbing dick and that shattered the last of his self-control.

He swept her legs out from under her and got the door to his room open. Then they were falling into bed, a tangled mass of arms and legs. He stripped her down to her panties and then down to nothing at all. He wanted to take his time—but he didn’t have any more time to take. This wasn’t a thinking thing. They had blown past seduction and there was no turning back.

“Oh, CJ,” she whispered when she finally freed him. He sprang to full attention and when her hands closed around him, he almost lost it. Because she was stroking him and he wasn’t this strong.

“Babe, now,” he said, forcing himself to pull away and reach for the bedside table. The condoms were probably still good even though it’d been a while. “How do you like it?”

A look of confusion temporarily blotted out the desire on her face. He had to wonder if anyone had ever asked her that. She needed better friends.

“I liked it when you played with my breasts,” she said, her eyes wide as he rolled on the condom.

“Then you can be on top.” And he’d have full access to her. He’d nearly made her come just by playing with her nipples—how much would she shatter if he did that while he was making love to her?

She straddled him. There was nothing slow or gentle about either of their movements. She guided him to her opening and he tweaked her nipples as he thrust into her and it was better than good. The way she surrounded him, all warm wetness? The way she tasted in his mouth? The little noises she made as he pulled her apart so he could drive up harder? He couldn’t even call it great because it was so much better than that.

He surrendered himself to her completely. Her pleasure was all his as she took him in and took him deeper. He filled his hands with her, stroking and sucking, licking and biting until she threw back her head and shuddered. He grabbed her by the hips and drove up into her, letting go as the climax tore through his body.

She collapsed down on him. They were breathing hard and a sheen of sweat covered them. “God, Natalie,” he murmured as he lifted her off of him and slid her into the crook of his arm. He got rid of the condom and then pulled the covers up over them.

She was quiet and he wasn’t sure if that was a good thing or not. He hoped he hadn’t been too rusty for her.

“Stay with me,” he said. “Stay with me for Christmas. Stay as long as you like.”

She was quiet for a little while longer. “I can’t. I wish I could but…”

It wasn’t like her answer was a surprise or anything. Winters on the ranch were long—but they didn’t last all year. And besides, eventually she’d get tired of his life. She’d want to go back to the comforts and conveniences of living in a big city instead of the isolation and hard work that went with ranching.

He accepted that. But what would happen when she left? It’d taken her less than four days to wind up in his bed. If she stayed through the New Year, how long would it take her to wind up in his heart?

Just like anything else with her, there was a risk. But apparently, it was one he was going to take, common sense be damned.

“I doubt the snow is going to melt before New Year’s Eve.”

She propped herself up on her elbows and stared down at him, a strange mix of emotions playing out on her face. “And you’d be okay with that?”

What kind of question was that? Especially considering that they were lying nude in each other’s arms?

He rolled into her, trapping her body underneath his. Even that simple movement made him hard again because he could feel the weight of her breasts underneath him and her legs sliding around his. He began to thrust slowly, dragging his erection over the outer folds of her sex.

“I want you,” he told her as he grabbed her hands and pinned them by the side of her head. “I’m tired of fighting it. I want you.”

“I’m not good enough for you,” she whispered even as she began to writhe underneath him as he made contact with her over and over again. “I ruin everything.”

“That’s a lie,” he told her. “Whoever told you that was lying.” He let go of her long enough to fish another condom off the bedside table and roll it on. Then he positioned himself against her and, with one hard thrust, buried himself deep in her body. “You are good for me and I want you just the way you are.”

And if he couldn’t make her believe his words, by God, he was going to make her believe his actions. As he buried himself inside her, thrust after thrust, he showed her. He wanted her. Just her.

WHEW! I do always save the best for you all.🙂

Okay! This month, in addition to the #12DaysofDesire, I’m also giving away my entire print backlist from this year–that’s a lot of books! Just leave a comment below telling me one of your holiday movie traditions. We always watch Muppet Christmas Carol, but I think this year our son is old enough for Scrooged, too. But I’m always looking for a new story to tell!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

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All in the family by Beth Williamson

Hey y’all, Beth Williamson here! In case you missed it, I launched my very first Kindle Worlds Story on November 8. So excited, and honored, to be part of Sable Hunter’s Hell Yeah! Kindle World with my contribution, AUDACIOUS.

AUDACIOUS is connected to Hell Yeah! and with my Circle Eight Millennium series. My heroine, Ronnie, is a descendant of Matthew Graham from my original Circle Eight series. She’s someone who’s had a rough life, one marked by an absent mother and a missing father. Ronnie has struggled to become who she wanted to be and made mistakes along the way, earning her the moniker Audacious.

The hero, Jack Reilly, is someone who is hiding from who he is. His life had been defined by his parents’ choices, ones he started fighting as a teenager until he lost both of them. Reeling from having a reboot on his life Jack doesn’t expect to get involved with anyone since he doesn’t have his own shit together yet.

The universe doesn’t wait for you to be ready for a change; it simply delivers it and it’s up to you to muddle your way through it. Such is the case for Ronnie and Jack. They have to decide if they’re going to seize the chance with each other or continue to hide in the shadows of their pasts.

I love, love, love this story because it’s one of redemption, love and self-forgiveness.❤

I’m publishing an additional 3 stories in the Circle Eight Millennium series. The first, LAZARUS, is available everywhere. The next, SAMUEL, releases on January 31 everywhere! The last, GRANT, will hit shelves in April. The Grahams are keeping me busy!

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Delilah Devlin: Enjoy a Sexy Excerpt from FLASHPOINT (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner of the free prequel story is…Jackie Wisherd!

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So, I had this story come out called Flashpoint. It features two of my favorite things—a firefighter from down in Texas. I loved writing Troy Barlow. He’s a hero who doesn’t take himself too seriously, but he’s strong at his core, playful when he’s bent on seduction, and just plain yummy. I’ll share an excerpt below so you can see just what I mean.

One more thing you need to know about Flashpoint, it’s the fourth story in a series of related, but standalone stories. The first three books are also in Kindle Unlimited, which means if you have a subscription, they are all FREE!

Here’s the three stories. You can click on the covers if you’re interested in more sexy adventures featuring men with badges and suspenders…

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And if you’re not a KU subscriber, but would like to win a copy of one of these prequel stories, leave a comment for a chance to win! Tell me whether you love Texas settings, and what you might like to see from me in the future!

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His touch makes her burn…

Troy Barlow wasn’t looking for love when he competed in the Texas Tough Firefighting Competition, but one feisty little blonde caught his attention and wouldn’t let go. The more she tried to deflect him, the more determined he became to make an impression, until he did something she couldn’t possibly ignore.

The last thing Diana Boyle expected to feel was attraction for another firefighter. After her husband’s death, she’d been adamant–never another firefighter. But Troy was impossible to escape. When he wore down her resolve, she thought a one-night-stand might purge him from her system once and for all, but his powerful appeal and uninhibited lust and zest for life were addictive. When a harrowing fire threatens their newfound happiness, Diana has to face her worst fears.

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Excerpt

They’re naked and standing in front of the bathroom mirror…

Another shiver traveled down Diana’s spine. She’d never seen a look quite like the one Troy wore now. Ravenous. Wild. His blue irises had nearly been consumed by his black pupils. His jaw was tight; his skin stretched over his cheekbones. And every part of him that touched her was hard. The arm clamped over her breasts. The chest pressed against her back. The cock lodged between the globes of her ass.

She’d wanted uncomplicated sex. Maybe a little gymnastic, too. But this was a whole other prospect. Troy was set to turn her inside out, and she was worried she wouldn’t be enough to satisfy him.

Her sex life with Mike had been…nice. Happy. Comfortable. But the emotions Troy aroused in her now were anything but.

His intense expression said he’d allow no modesty. No holding back.

As if she could. Already her sex was damp, her labia swelling. Her nipples had sprung instantly when cool hair had hit them, and now ached pressed against his arm.

“Stop looking at me like that,” he growled into her ear.

“Like what?” she asked, gasping when he bit her lobe.

“Like I’m the big bad wolf.”

“I’m not afraid.”

“Then why are you shaking?”

She widened her gaze, locking with his in the mirror and licked her bottom lip. “Because I’m dying to feel you inside me,” she whispered.

He groaned and his arm moved downward, fingers sliding between her legs to feather across her slit. “You’re wet for me.”

Diana leaned her head against his shoulder and reached back both hands to grab his ass. It was hard, no give at all. She dug her nails into his skin.

He slipped a finger into her pussy and swirled it.

She turned her head to hide her expression as she drew a hissing breath between her teeth. More fluid greeted him, wetting his hand, sliding down her thigh.

“I’m gonna lick that all up.”

Once corner of her mouth kicked up as she wrinkled her nose. “Big talk for a man who can’t seem to find his own bed.”

“I’ll get there. Promise.” But instead of leading her into his room, he reset his feet farther apart, lowering his height, and pushed his cock between her legs. Now she could see him there, sliding through her folds, his big fat head appearing then disappearing, as he stroked forward and back. A crude image that made her nipples harden.

She couldn’t stand the tingling there and cupped her breasts, playing with the tips. His gaze dropped to watch, and he tucked a finger into the top of her folds to circle her clitoris.

She jerked because the nubbin was already hard and engorged. The hood had slipped away. His raspy fingertip touched it directly, and she wasn’t sure she could take much more until he raised his finger, wet it with his tongue, and resumed his teasing motions.

“Troy,” she groaned, arching her back and reaching now to clutch his hair. She pulled as she began to writhe against him, loving the slide of his thick cock, the scrape of his finger. She could come like this, but she wanted more. Wanted him deep. Wanted to be so full and stretched she didn’t remember who she was or the fact this wasn’t something lasting.

Troy removed his hands then tugged on her hair and pulled back her head. Coming around her, he kissed her hard, then walked her backward, his arms surrounding her, guiding her, until her thighs hit the mattress, and she fell back.

Then he was on her, not allowing her to scoot deeper onto the mattress. With her legs hanging over the side, she watched breathlessly as he knelt between her legs and set her thighs on his shoulders.

“Too much,” she said, shielding her pussy with her hand. Too embarrassing. Too intimate. Him there, seeing everything in the lamplight.

But he ignored her, nipping her fingers until she withdrew them. Then he pulled her labia into his mouth, sucked on them, chewed them gently, getting them wet and engorged. When she was ready to scream, he backed off to blow cool streams of air over her hot flesh.

Then he parted her folds, tugging them upward to expose her clit. She groaned again and closed her eyes, refusing to watch him because it was so much dirtier to see what he did than simply feel.

He rubbed his cheeks and chin in her wet folds, the scrape of his beard itchy and exciting. Then he flattened his tongue and licked her up and down, making sure to pay more attention to the tight, hot bud at the top.

Before long, Diana rocked her head side to side and tapped his back with her heels, while she moaned and shrieked, because he surprised her, licking her, then biting her, stroking his fingers inside her pussy, teasing her asshole. Things she couldn’t prepare herself to accept because he never gave her warning.

“Bastard,” she gasped when his tongue dipped into her anus. This wasn’t happening, he wasn’t doing that.

In the next instant, she yelped because he stood and gripped her waist, shoving her toward the center of the bed, then climbing quickly over her.

When he lay atop her, his weight propped on his elbows, his cock resting on her mound, he smiled down at her. “I love the sounds you make. Do you know you chirp?”

“That was a squeal.”

“Sounded like a cricket.”

“You surprised me.”

He bent and flicked his tongue against her earlobe. “And what was that other sound. Sounded like a squeaky door.”

“It was a moan, you idiot, that you interrupted when you…did that thing.”

“That thing? Do you mean when I tongue-fucked your ass?”

She clapped her hand over his mouth. “Don’t say that. It never happened.”

He bit her fingers.

“Ouch!”

“Don’t get in the way.”

And then he was scooting downward, this time hovering over her breasts.

“They’re small,” she said, wrinkling her nose.

“You could always gain fifty pounds. There’d be more.”

“You want me to gain fifty pounds to make my boobs bigger?”

“No, but if you want them bigger, I’m game. Just more of you to bounce against.”

She couldn’t help it. She laughed. “You say the most ridiculous things.”

“I like your tits,” he said, dropping a kiss on one distended nipple then the other.

“Good to know,” she said, crossing her arms over her chest because he was staring so intently.

He grabbed her arms and moved them to her sides. “Stop hiding.” He stuck out his tongue and licked around one dark circle. “You’re soft everywhere—but here the most,” he said, giving her another lick. Then he latched onto the tip and drew hard, like he was sucking a milkshake through a straw.

Her toes curled. More fluid trickled down her channel. “Troy, please.” She gripped his ears and pulled him.

He slid upward. His cock pushed against her folds, and he paused to reach downward and part them so that he could set his fat head against her opening. When he glanced toward her face, he gave her a tight smile. “Almost there. Think you’re ready?”

She shook her head. “Do you always talk this much during sex?”

“I don’t know. I tend to talk when I’m nervous.”

She canted her head. “You’re nervous about doing this with me?”

He nodded and gave her another quick smile. “You’re…so fucking sexy. Perfect. Still can’t believe you gave me the time of day, much less access to your pretty cunt.”

She smacked his shoulder.

He waggled his eyebrows.

“I’m older than you.”

“Are you?” he said, sounding surprised.

“Thirty-three.”

“Ancient!”

She smacked him again.

“And I’m twenty-eight. So, not a huge difference, babe.”

“Guess it doesn’t matter. It’s just sex.”

“And for that…” he pushed inside her, coming steadily up her channel, leaving her no chance to catch her breath, no time to get used to his size. He was just there. Deep inside her. His arms around her. His body over her. No escaping his steady gaze or the strength of will evident in his taut features.

She drew a ragged breath, widened her legs, then lifted her knees, easing them alongside his hips, hugging them, like she wanted to hug him, but couldn’t because her arms were trapped against his chest.

“This what you do when a girl pisses you off?” she asked.

“This what you want me to do?”

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Enter For Your Chance At Winning One of 4 Weekly Christmas Drawings!

christmas-drawing1Hey y’all, Renee Vincent here! To celebrate the upcoming holidays, I’m having a HUGE 4-week Christmas Drawing.

What does that mean? It means that every week from here until the end of December, I’ll be giving one lucky newsletter follower all of the following:

  • an autographed print book of their choosing
  • a Renee Vincent coffee mug
  • assorted chocolates
  • and a special surprise gift
All you have to do to enter is CLICK HERE and let me know what print book you’d like to win, and how you’d like it personalized.

 

Every Tuesday of each week (starting December 6, then Dec 13, 20, and 27th) I’ll send out a quick newsletter announcing that week’s winner. Please check your inbox every Tuesday to see if perhaps you’re one of 4 lucky random winners. Remember, if you don’t open the newsletter, you might miss out on claiming a special Christmas gift given to you simply because you are a treasured newsletter follower!

 

Drawing Details:
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RV Headshot*Be prepared to get four (4) additional newsletters in your inbox for this holiday drawing. Realize once this event is over, I’ll go back to only sending out newsletters once a month. Please do not forget this and mark my newsletter as spam. It would make me so sad, and I really don’t want be sad for giving unselfishly.
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Bucket List–Rhonda Lee Carver

Hi, y’all! Rhonda Lee Carver here! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I spent it with my loves. I even got to relax a few hours. And watch several Hallmark movies.

My friends and I met for an engagement party–or rather, small gathering. We played a game and each of us had to make a short and sweet bucket list. Wow, nothing gets a person thinking harder than listing the things they want to do to before they ‘kick the bucket’. We laughed so hard at the answers that were given. Have you made a bucket list? I wanted to share some of the answers with all of you.

  1. Visit a yoga resort
  2. Go on a cruise
  3. Kiss a girl
  4. Have a threesome
  5. Visit another country and have sex with a native
  6. Go nude on a beach
  7. Have sex in a hot tub
  8. Live alone
  9. Learn to accept a compliment
  10. Own a real diamond
  11. Learn to play the piano
  12. Have sex on a piano
  13. Make a prank call to a celebrity
  14. Tell my ex what I really think of him
  15. Flick a booger at someone I hate
  16. Watch porn with my mister
  17. Try out every sex toy in a shop
  18. Wear three inch heels without breaking my neck

And there were many more…

If you dare, post some of the things that are on your bucket list.

I want to show off my new cover. Thank you, Becky McGraw! If you need a hot cover, check out Cover Me Photography.

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Here’s an unedited excerpt from A Perfect Cowboy Daddy (Cowboys of Nirvana Book 7).

17+ please!

“Moon?” he called out again.

And then he saw her.

Oh brother, did he see her.

She was leaning against the counter in the galley kitchen, wearing nothing but a white cowgirl hat, scuffed boots and a smile that spoke volumes. He gulped down a large dose of reality as he skimmed her firm, rounded breasts, fat, budded nipples, and to the apex of her thighs. Her groomed pussy made his mouth water. He needed a drink of water from that well again.

Damn, he hoped he could use his voice because he was growing so hard, so fast, he wasn’t sure he had an ounce of blood left in his brain. “Moon?”

Her smile grew and so did her nipples. “I didn’t think you’d ever get here. It’s not right to keep a horny woman waiting.”

He swallowed hard. “I was checking Nola’s wound and it took a bit longer than I planned. We’ll talk about that…”

She shifted one smooth hip, opening her thighs ever-so-slightly. He knew it was probably his imagination, but he swore he could inhale her womanly scent on the air. Oh shit, how he liked that scent. “Doc, I didn’t invite you here to have a conversation. I wanted to offer you lunch.” She rolled her hips seductively.

He wasted no time as he practically leaped across the short space between them so fast that his hat flew off and landed on the floor. His cell buzzed in his front pocket and he ignored it, as well as the little ‘ump’ that drizzled off her luscious lips. He yanked her into his arms, dragging her naked curves against his fully clothed, hard body. He could have melted into a sack of bones right then and there.

Nuzzling his nose in her silken hair, he breathed in her shampoo, and scent of seduction. He savored the smell—savored in the fact that here she was, naked and ready for him. How had he gotten so lucky?

He pulled back just an inch, still holding her tight. He stared into her dark eyes. “Do you realize what you’re doing to me?”

“Exactly what I want to do.” Her lashes fluttered. She stood on tiptoe and wrapped her arms around his neck. Her breast pressed against his chest, making his cock come alive. “Do you like my boots?”

“Oh, sweetheart. Best looking…boots…I’ve ever seen.”

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Writing and the Holidays

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I spent time with family which was very nice.

Well, I finally finished my cowboy book and have submitted it to the publisher who requested it.  Now I have to wait, but I’m not sitting back and relaxing. I have lots of other irons in the fire right now.

I have several books in various states with my editor at The Wild Rose Press.  I’m currently revising a book to send to a new publisher, Trifecta, for a launch date in mid-2017. And I’m thinking about what books I want to write for next year.

December is pretty much a planning month for me to figure out what the first six months of next year will look like for me as an author.  But also time for me to play catch up on stuff I’ve let slid by while I write.

I’ll still be writing, but not at the pace I’ve been doing which is fine.  I need a month to get things back in order and organized.

The book I submitted, my hero is a rodeo cowboy as well as owning a ranch, so I thought the picture below was appropriate (even if my guy isn’t Canadian):

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And I want to wish everyone:

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Rowdy Rodeo Doin’s by Paty Jager

I’m excited to say Bridled Heart, my contemporary western romance, I’m re-releasing December 1st is full of rodeo rowdiness.

When I came up with the idea or write about a bareback bronc rider and contacted four-time National Bareback Champion Bobby Mote to discover how to write my hero and learn more about the life of a rodeo cowboy. I was lucky enough to visit with his wife, Kate, and learn more about how the wife and family handle the vagabond life.

From the interview I learned a lot about a cowboy who is set on becoming named the best in his sport. They are as dedicated as any other athlete and aim to keep their body in top form. Bobby had just finished running several miles when I arrived, he continued doing sit-ups and stretches as he answered my questions about his routine and emotions he felt before, during, and after a ride. It was an enlightening discussion.

I also  visited with a friend who had attended the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas many times and used his information to write scenes set at the finals.

But this book isn’t all about rodeo, it’s also about a woman who suffered abuse as a child and learned to cope and become stronger.  It takes a strong man who suffers guilt over his sister to find her and pull her out of her self-imposed cocoon.

This quote from a reviewer lets me know I fulfilled what I set out to do: “Ms. Jager wrote a very in depth and sensitive story. She touched on a hard topic and I think she did an excellent job… This was just such a touching book for me. I thoroughly enjoyed it.” –You Gotta Read Reviews

I’m hosting a Facebook Rodeo and Re-release party December 2nd from noon to 8pm PST. I have 7 other authors joining me with prizes and cowboy talk. Come on by and join the fun!

bridled-heart-5x8Blurb Bridled Heart

ER nurse, Gina Montgomery, uses a self-imposed vow of celibacy to keep from getting too close to anyone. Music saved her from an abusive past. But that same solace compromises her solitary life when her piano playing draws the attention of a handsome bareback rider.

Holt Reynolds let his sister down when she needed him most. Seeing similarities between his sister and Gina, he can’t get visions of the woman or her poignant music out of his mind. He vows to find a way to free her of her past and prays it doesn’t resurface and destroy their chance at happiness.

Excerpt

“Get him out of that shirt and into this wheelchair if you want him to get an x-ray.” The doctor motioned to the wheels and seat peeking through the curtain. His attitude told her she’d overstepped on their first meeting.

Holt just grinned at her and winked. The rascal knew she didn’t want to undress him. She cleared her throat and pulled the snap at the top of his shirt. Looking over his shoulder, she moved her hands down the shirt band, pulling the material away from his body, feeling his heat. She’d undressed male patients before, but touching this man triggered sensations she’d locked away.

“You’ll have to tug it out of my pants if you want to finish taking it off.” His voice whispered, only for her ears. She dashed a glance at his face. He didn’t mock her. In fact, he looked as unsure as she felt.

She tugged on his shirt and grasped the warm tail as she unsnapped the last snap. Her gaze fell on the white tank T-shirt clinging to his muscular torso. It would have to be peeled from his body as well. Taking a breath, she rolled the bottom up, exposing a tan belly with a thin line of blonde hair that widened as it climbed to his chest and spread across well-formed pecs. She inhaled sharply at the sight of two perfectly-formed hoof marks on the right side of his chest just below his puckered nipple.

“You’ll have to lift your arms.” She licked her lips and stepped closer, into the V of his legs, to help navigate his arms through the holes and slip the whole garment over his head.

“Thank you.” His voice was rough as his dark eyes stared unblinking into hers.

Gina stepped back, dropping her gaze. The heat swirling in her body was a bad sign. She didn’t want to desire this man, or any man.

“Get in the chair.” She tried to keep her voice even as she pointed to the wheel chair. Control was something she’d worked hard to attain. Control over her circumstance and control over her body. She didn’t like the way she lost power over her emotions around Holt.

Hope to see you at the Facebook party and you can purchase Bridled Heart for $.99 the first ten days of December in honor of the National Finals Rodeo.

Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 25+ novels and over a dozen novellas and short stories of murder mystery, western historical romance, and action adventure. She has garnered a RomCon Reader’s Choice Award for her Action Adventure and received the EPPIE Award for Best Contemporary Romance and the RONE Mystery Award. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters.

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How Do You Like Your Ranger? by Donna Michaels

Hi everyone, it’s Donna Michaels, and I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Mine was wonderful. We didn’t have family over until supper time, so I got to write most of the morning. Yay!

Okay, now…I have a very important question for you.

How do you like your former Army Rangers?

Hot? Hard? Mysterious? Funny? Haunted? Tortured? Sexy?

I like mine like I like my turkey…undressed. *snicker

If you like them hard and sexy with a hot, humorous HEA, then I have a few you may be interested in. The Men of At Ease Ranch is my new series with Entangled and it revolves around former Army Rangers who own and operate a transition ranch in Texas for returning veterans, as well as Foxtrot Constructions which employs them, too.

Book one is releasing in two days!! I’m so darn excited to release IN A RANGER’S ARMS into the world on Monday, November 28th! That’s also my dad’s 81st birthday! It’s going to be a great day!

IN A RANGER’S ARMS
The Men of At Ease Ranch/ Book 1/Stone

No amount of training could’ve prepared him for her.

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PRE-ORDER HERE

Releasing 11/28

Former Army Ranger Stone Mitchum doesn’t have time for sex. Since starting a company with his brother and two buddies, he’s had more important things on his mind. Like transitioning veterans back into society. But when his curvy new tenant falls into his arms—literally—his libido snaps to attention.

Jovy Larson has four weeks to prove she’s worthy of taking over the family business. Her challenge? Sell gluten-free, vegan food—in the middle of cattle country, Texas. It’s a tough task, but not half as tough as fighting her attraction to her sexy, surly landlord.

Before she knows it, Jovy’s tangling sheets with the hot cowboy, stalked by a jealous cow, and strategizing ways to help Stone’s ranch. But by the time her lease runs out and the test is over, she’s faced with a new challenge…competing against Stone’s sense of duty to win his heart.

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~~PARTY!~~

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In honor of the release, I’m holding a Facebook Party with a ton of wonderful authors. There will be cowboys and military heroes and prizes from 3pm-11pm EST on 11/28!

Here’s the link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/200745263708766/

LIST OF ATTENDING AUTHORS

 

I hope you can join the party!

Thanks for reading,

~Donna

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! By Cynthia D’Alba

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Hope your table is laden with wonderful food and surrounded by family and friends! I know mine is.

No book ads or promos today. Just a sincere wish for a wonderful day for you and yours.

HOWEVER, I’ll be doing some Facebook parties and giving away prizes. Don’t have a date YET but follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.dalba and https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCynthiaDAlba/

Announcements of dates, times and prizes will be announced over there!

And from my turkey friend…

Love ya!
See you in December on CHRISTMAS EVE!!
Cynthia!

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