Hi everyone! Happy May and, if you celebrate it, Happy Mother’s Day! We celebrate Mother’s Day here by gardening. And since life has been a tad crazy here (I’ve been sick for a week!) the weeding will be epic. But as a consolation prize, I’ll get a lovely hanging basket! Pretty!
Last month’s winner is Jennifer Mc! Yah! Jennifer, you won a copy of RITA® Finalist The Nanny Plan! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
A lot’s been happening here. I got new author photos! A Cowgirl one and what I think of as the Newslady one–what do you think?
On Twitter, a friend of mine reminded me of the Worst Wedding Present Ever–a Cursed Lobster Plate. I compiled all the tweets about it in a Storify here–I hope you check it out and laugh along with me!
Now, back to the books! I have *yet another* new book out this month–One Rodeo Season! I absolutely LOVE this book–it turned out SO well! Here’s the blurb:
When his past collides with her present, only true love can survive the wild ride…
Bullfighter Ian Tall Chief is determined to get off the reservation and onto the pro circuit. After a wild youth, and some big mistakes, he’s found his focus. The only person who can break his concentration? Lacy Evans, owner of the Straight Arrow Ranch.
But the beautiful cowgirl is dealing with problems of her own. She’s running the ranch alone, after her parents’ deaths. The macho rodeo world is not ready for a female stock contractor. And she’s discovered her parents were keeping secrets from her—ones that rock the very foundation of her identity. Can she trust Ian to be the good man he claims to be?
And because I always save the best excerpt for you (HOT STUFF!!) here’s an excerpt!
“You want,” he said fiercely in her ear, “exactly what I’m going to give you, don’t you?” And he finally, finally allowed himself to cup one of her breasts in his hand—the left one, so he wouldn’t risk hitting her busted rib. “You want me to touch you, don’t you?”
Oh, yeah—she wasn’t wearing a bra. He pinched her nipple through the layered shirt. She gasped and squirmed, driving her ass against his dick.
“Here,” he said, letting go of her long enough to pull the dusty blanket up over the both of them. The odds of someone walking by at this time of the morning and seeing them in the dim light were laughably slim, but he wasn’t leaving a thing to chance. She’d given him permission, and by God, he was going to make the most of it.
Once he had the blanket tucked around her shoulders, he slipped his hand under her shirt and cupped her breast again. Heaven help him, her nipple was already hard.
He could make it harder. He rolled her nipple between his finger and his thumb and was instantly rewarded when she arched her back, thrusting her breast up into his hand. “Oh yes,” she moaned in a high-pitched voice. “Oh, Ian…”
“You feel so good in my hands,” he growled in her ear. Then he wrapped his lips around her lobe and sucked lightly, still tweaking her nipple as he did so. “Do you want me to touch you? Touch your clit?”
“You—you promised you would,” she said in short, hot gasps. “You promised.”
“I keep my promises, Lacy.” He kept stroking her breast with his left hand while he let his right hand drift down over her gently rounded stomach, down over the front of her jeans. She tensed as he plunged his fingers between her thighs, skimming over the seam of her jeans. “You like that, don’t you?”
She nodded. The disadvantage of this particular position was that he couldn’t see her face—and couldn’t kiss her while he was working on her body. He used his chin to push her hair to one side so he could at least press his lips to her neck. She made a high whimpering sound when his teeth nipped at her skin. “If we were back in the hotel room,” he whispered before he let his teeth work over her again, “I’d strip these jeans off of you and do this to your clit.”
“Oh,” she managed to say as he bit down with a little more force. He pulled at her nipple and stroked at the seam in her jeans.
“You like to hear what I’m doing to you, don’t you?” Even though it was buried underneath several layers of stiff denim and her panties, he could feel her warmth building under his touch. “I could get you off like this, couldn’t I? Just light little touches, rubbing right here, right…here…”
He pressed his finger against her and she bucked in his arms. “Oh, yes, oh, please,” she said, her voice high and tight and so hungry for more that it sent his temperature spiking. The world outside the cab fell away until all that remained was Lacy and Ian and the way he touched her.
“But you need more, don’t you, you beautiful thing? You need me right against you, don’t you?” Gently, he switched to her other breast, careful to focus only on the nipple, not on the underside. The last damned thing he wanted to do right now was hit her ribs and have the pain pull her out of the moment.
“Ian,” she gasped and he heard the frustration in her voice.
“Undo your jeans for me,” he ordered, lifting both his hands away from her body. “But don’t push them down.”
How were they going to have sex? “This isn’t about me,” he told her, stroking his hands down her thighs and back up over her hips. “Now undo your jeans or else.”
He felt her shoulders tighten. “Or else what?”
“Or else I won’t let you come,” he promised her. “I’ll work you up into such a state that you’ll do anything for the release, anything I want you to, and I won’t let you.”
WHEW! Let me tell you, it only gets hotter. Ian and Lacy have some of the best chemistry!
One Rodeo Season buy links: Amazon | B & N | iBooks | Kobo | All Romance eBooks | Google | Harlequin
So! One Rodeo Season is the second Rodeo Dreamers story. You don’t *have* to have read Rodeo Dreams to follow along (but why wouldn’t you? It’s a great book!).
Love is one unpredictable ride
Ride straight to the top of the rodeo circuit—that’s June Spotted Elk’s dream. Yes, bull-riding is a man’s world, but she won’t let anyone—not even a sexy, scarred stranger—get in her way.
Seasoned bull rider Travis Younkin knows what it’s like to make it to the top—and then hit the bottom. Back in the arena to resurrect his career, he can’t afford a distraction like June. No matter how far he’ll go to protect her from the danger. No matter how deeply the stubborn and beautiful rider gets to him…
Rodeo Dreams buy links: Amazon | B & N | iBooks | Kobo | Powell’s | Indiebound | All Romance eBooks | Google | Harlequin
And next month, I’ll be back with more info on the third book in the Rodeo Dreamers series–Crushing on the Cowboy!
Award-winning Western author Sarah M. Anderson proves love needs no words in this sexy male/male novella about two rodeo cowboys facing their future once the rodeo ends
As The Heartbreak Kid, Mitch Jenner is known as the biggest womanizer of all the rodeo cowboys—but it’s just an act to keep himself safe. In fact, Mitch is so afraid of coming out that he’s opted to stay single—and a virgin. He’s fine with being alone…until he meets the mysterious Paulo.
Paulo Bernardes is here to learn the American style of bull riding well enough to teach it back home in Brazil. A namorado—a boyfriend—will distract him from his goal, but he’s captivated by Mitch, who understands him even when they don’t speak the same language. In return, Paulo wants Mitch to accept himself—and their relationship.
In private, Mitch yields to his attraction to Paulo and is rewarded with a heat and tenderness he comes to crave. But he still fears exposing their relationship. And as they grow closer, Paolo wonders how he’ll live without Mitch once their time together is up—how he’ll pick up the pieces of his heart when it’s time to say goodbye.
I’m so excited about Crushing on the Cowboy that I’m going to give away one ebook to a lucky commenter who tells me, What’s the worst wedding present you ever got! Happy Spring, everyone!