Say hello to the Compass Boys – Mari Carr

On August 29, Jayne Rylon and I are launching the Compass Boys. This series has been the MOST requested of my career. Unfortunately, life kept getting in the way. Well…not anymore! Heaven on Earth releases in August and the second, Into the Fire, will hit bookshelves in November.

So come back to Compton Pass and meet…THE BOYS!

A brand new, never before released standalone story in the Compass saga from New York Times bestselling authors Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr.

Austin Compton has struggled to live up to the Compass legacy his entire life, afraid of disappointing his overachieving family. After dropping out of college, he convinced his parents to buy a big rig and let him contribute to the Compass Ranch in his own way.

On the open road he discovers a happy medium between the freedom he craves and the obligation that comes along with the Compton name. When he picks up some unexpected cargo in the form of a gorgeous if battered stowaway, he’s in trouble. The same reckless urges that convinced him to abandon his education are telling him to keep Hayden close and safe, maybe even teach her how to love again after the disastrous relationship she’s fleeing.

When troubled times fall on Compass Ranch, Hayden will do anything to repay the kindness Austin and his family showed her. It’s time to support Austin like he’s done for her, if her past doesn’t catch up with her at exactly the wrong moment.

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Where has July Gone?

I blinked and the month of July was gone. I have been busy writing, and attending a conference.

This month I have good and bad news – good news is a new release in August – bad news my cowboy book was rejected by the new publisher. It happens, and I’m okay with it. I have ideas for more that will be sent in to the new publisher in the next couple of months.

In the mean time I’m working my fingers off trying to get more books out there for everyone to read.

I have a new release on 8/18 – its the first in a 2 book series: Doms of the Silver Screen: Michael

Blurb:

Rising Hollywood star Michael Levin is up for a career-launching role, and his potential co-star seems to think she’ll be next in his bed. He has no reason to stray. He has a sexy leading lady at home, Kelsey Pierce, who knows how to give him what he needs–her submission. But when the paparazzi insinuates the chemistry between Michael and his co-star is more than playing a role, Kelsey fears he’ll walk out on her like her past actor boyfriends. Can Michael convince Kelsey he’s the perfect leading man–and Dom–before it’s too late?

And here’s the cover:

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It’s on pre-order right now.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Doms-Silver-Screen-Book-ebook/dp/B073FQ5KRB

Wild Rose Press: https://wildcatalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-erotic/5194-michael.html

Barnes & Nobel: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/michael-marie-tuhart/1126652843?ean=2940158699788

I’m excited for this book and book two in the series.

I hope everyone is having a great summer.

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Shiny New Contemporary Series by Paty Jager

New projects in writing always make me giddy. I love it when an idea, setting, or premise comes together to form what I can see as several books in a series.

That’s what happened with the latest contemporary western romance novella I’m writing for a box set.  The idea of a female bull rider has been in my files for a while. when I came up with the scene to open the book, it made sense she’d been hurt, and who should the ER nurse be, but her cousin’s best friend and the one boy her 13 year old heart had fallen for.

Much has happened between Jared’s senior year of high school and his finding Lacey Wallis the battered bull rider on his ER gurney.

They are both from ranching families. While Jared got away from the ranch, Lacey’s family, all but her cousin, abandoned theirs. Lacey’s cousin resurrected the family ranch into a Dude/Resort Ranch and that is how I decided the Tumbling W Ranch should be the name of the series. All the stories will be about the people or relatives who come to, or are a part of, the ranch. This will give me a long list of possible stories to set at the ranch and the surrounding Montana landscape.

Here is an unedited glimpse into Lacey and Jared’s story: Eight Seconds to Love

Blurb

Jared McIntyre can’t believe his eyes. The bull rider brought into his ER is none other than his best friend’s tomboy cousin, Lacey Wallis. The girl he couldn’t get out of his head the last fifteen years. During his tour in Iraq he lost another thrill-seeking woman, and he isn’t about to let this one destroy her life.

Lacey Wallis is injured during the bull ride that moves her up in the rankings to go to the National Finals Rodeo.  Her dream. But the guy she had a crush on when she was thirteen is back in her life, and trying his darnedest to make her give up on the bulls and get her adrenaline rush from him.

Excerpt

She stared at him. “You care whether or not I get a chance to ride in the finals?”

“I don’t like you riding bulls, but I don’t like to see dreams crushed.” He put a hand on her shoulder. “Everyone needs a dream or goal. It’s what gets them out of bed every day.”

“What is your dream?” She stepped closer, nearly touching their bodies.

His body sprang to life at her nearness. He cupped the back of her head with his hand and brought her lips an inch from his. “To forget the past and take charge of the future.”

Her wide eyes stared into his. “How about take charge of the present?” The breath from her words whispered across his lips moments before she closed the inch between them.

She’d made her move, now it was time for him to make his. Jared opened his mouth and she followed. His tongue sought her moist heat and sweetness. He could tell by her clumsy attempts to mate her tongue to his, she had less experience. The knowledge only made him want to show her more.

The hand not cupping her head, slipped under her open shirt and cupped her breast. She moaned and pressed closer. He squeezed her breast and slid his leg between hers, lifting her slightly. Her body wiggled, and he felt her desire dampening his thigh.

A horse snorted and stamped a hoof.

He broke free of the kiss and lowered his leg. This wasn’t the place to bring her to an orgasm.

Lacey’s hand fisted in his shirt. She peered up at him. “Did I do something wrong?”

“No.” He nodded toward the barn and the buildings beyond. “I’m not a fool. Someone could come along…” He ran a hand through his hair. “I don’t want anyone to get the wrong impression about you or me.”

“What does that mean?” She released his shirt and took a step back.

“I won’t take advantage of you when you’re vulnerable.”  The sparks in her eyes revealed he’d said the wrong thing. But he needed to keep her away. While he cared for her and God knew his body reacted to her without provocation, he didn’t want her in his life. She was too much like Anita. He couldn’t lose another woman he loved.

“I’m not vulnerable. I might have a bum arm, but I am sure as hell not vulnerable. I knew what I was doing when I pressed my lips to yours.” She spun away from him and marched into the barn.

The door slammed shut.

“No, you aren’t vulnerable.  I am.”

Eight Seconds to Love will release September 15th in a box set and is the first novella in the Tumbling W Ranch Series. If you want to know when this is released sign up for my newsletter or follow me on Facebook.

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Nashville and Xmas in July by Donna Michaels

Hi everyone,

How’s your July going? It’s been a special month for me and my family. My husband no longer heads to the armory to work. Yep, this month, he officially started his terminal leave from the military. He’s been in the Army National Guard, both part time and full time, for over 35 years.

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Here’s the cake I had a good friend of mine make to celebrate Michael’s retirement.

Since my husband was home, I took full advantage and had him help me out at the Weekend With An Author Conference in Nashville. Two weeks ago, we drove down, and boy, let me tell you, it was nice not to rush through airports with heavy suitcases. Having the car, (and driver 😉 ) was also nice, because after the conference, we drove to downtown Nashville to explore.

It was hot and humid, but not inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. We spent quite a bit of time checking out exhibits from some of greats like, Hank Sr., Wylon, Garth Brooks, George and Tammy, Charlie Daniels, Leonard Skynard, banditElvis, Toby Keith, and several wonderful photos of Johnny Cash when he was in the Air Force.

There were several cars there, too. This was the one used in Smokey and the Bandit II! How cool would it have been to sit in it? A true beauty!

 

From there, we headed to the original Grand Ole Opry–the Ryman Auditorium.  opry

What a wonderful place. The building itself is beautiful, with it’s woodwork and amazing windows, and the exhibits of past performers were so incredible to see up close.

The whole place was something. You could feel the history!

My husband took this photo of me and my author friend, the wonderful Siobhan Muir, with the stage in the background. We were actually up on a balcony looking down.

All in all, between a terrific conference, and the sightseeing, Nashville was a great trip. I look forward to heading back there again. So much fun!

Speaking of fun, what better way to end July than with a fun Xmas in July FB party?

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Join me, and a ton of authors, as we help Lori King celebrate her 5th Anniversary as a published author this weekend!

Here’s the link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1747800595518117/

I hope we’ll see you there!

Thanks for reading,
~Donna
www.DonnaMichaelsAuthor.com

 

 

 

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How to speak Texan

I haven’t written about this in a while, and even though I no longer live in Texas, my heart is still there and I want to visit as much as I can. So I have to keep up my Texas-speak. Here is today’s crash course.

 

You might be a Texan if:

  1. You have ever had this conversation:Texas flag

You wanna coke?

Yeah.

What Mind.

Dr. Pepper

2. You don’t want a Texan to say

You don’t know whether to scratch your watch or wind your butt

3.  You DO want a Texan to say you’re tough as an old boot.cowboy

4. When you hear a tornado siren you go outside and look for a funnel cloud.

5. You don’t want a Texan to say you’d gripe if you was going to be hung with a brand new rope.

6. You do want a Texan to say you’re sweet as sorghum…or…you clean uo good. (This last usually before a date.

7. You aren’t surprised to find movie rentals, ammunition, chewing tobacco and bait in the same store.

8. You don’t want a Texan to say you’re dumb as a box of hammers (or rocks).

9. You do want a Texan to say you know your manners like your momma taught you.

And here is one thing to always remember:

Don’t squat with your spurs on!

Next lesson coming next month, along with more Texas lore. In the meantime, get your Texas fix with one of my latest releases, Where Danger Hides. This is Book #! of Corporate Heat, about a mega conglomerate located…where else?…Texas, a mega state.

After a night of wild sex with a total stranger, Taylor Scott never expected to see the man again. What a shock when he walked into her office weeks later as the representative of the father she never knew she had, a man who’d left her his entire empire. With

Her father’s killers still at large and vultures hoveriwheredangerhides_9781786515728_800 copyng to pick apart his massive corporation, Noah Cantrell soon becomes the only person she can trust. He’s also the man who teaches her the pleasures of erotic love, demanding her body even as he sets barriers to any kind of personal relationship – because Noah has a dark secret he never shares, one that prevents him from ever opening himself up to anyone again except in bed. As the two follow a treacherous path through the world of corporate intrigue, a path that takes them from the corporate boardroom to the jungles of Mexico, with the sex growing hotter by the night, can Taylor find a way break through that wall he’s built around himself? A BIG STORY SET IN A BIG STATE

 

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Guest Blogger Maggie Carpenter’s Cowboy Bodyguard – LOGAN

LOGAN

Cowboy Bodyguard

(Alpha Male Master Series: Book Four)

A dominant cowboy with mesmerizing eyes and a six pack she could wash her clothes on is a dream come trueor is he?

Book Description

A steamy love story laced with danger and suspense.

Brandy Coleman’s face is flaming red. As the owner of a barn for retired horses she’s had her share of mishaps, but nothing can compare to this deeply embarrassing moment. She is looking up at a stranger who has the dreamiest hazel eyes she’s ever seen, and a six pack beneath his open shirt that is making her knees weak. The problem? Her hose burst and squirted water everywhere, leaving her hair a tangled mess and her clothes absolutely drenched.

Logan Scott has arrived at Rainbow’s End Ranch to apply for a job as a ranch hand. He is led into the barn by an exuberant Golden Retriever where he is met by a stunning sight. A gorgeous girl, dripping wet, is bent over wrapping a towel around her head. As she straightens up he can’t help but notice the thin pink T-shirt clinging to her luscious curves.

The sparks fly, Brandy hires him, but as the days pass a threat looms over the ranch…and Brandy herself.

A known thug wants her property and won’t take no for an answer. Logan declares he’s changing his job description from ranch hand to bodyguard, and to keep her safe, Brandy will have to do as he says. Will she…?

LOGAN: Cowboy Bodyguard, like all Maggie Carpenter books, it is a riveting page-turner with unexpected twists. Pick up your copy today, and escape to the romance and drama at Rainbow’s End Ranch.

Publisher’s Note: Logan: Cowboy Bodyguard, includes sexual scenes and spankings. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book. STAND ALONE AND HEA

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EXCERPT

They Meet

With her long dark hair in a tangled mess and her clothes saturated, she was in no fit state to be greeting anyone, and the barn was an absolute shambles. In addition to the watery mess, none of the stalls had been cleaned, there were bags of feed waiting to be carried into the feed room, and the barn aisle hadn’t been swept in days. Hurrying into the tack room she opened up the storage cupboard in search of a clean towel, but pulling one out she knocked over a tub of soap powder. As it hit the floor the powder spilled out, and utterly exasperated she threw up her hands.

“To hell with it. I’ll just add it to the list of all the other crap that needs to be done around here. Damn you, Josh, you lying thieving snake!”

Deciding to wrap up her dripping hair she bent over to let her long locks fall forward, but just as she placed the towel around her head Lola returned, and trotting over began to vigorously lick her face.

“Dammit dog, get away.”

“Excuse me, are you Brandy Coleman?”

The male voice was deep and carried a slight western twang. It was a voice with which she was not familiar, and deeply embarrassed she raised her eyes completely unprepared for the gorgeous man that greeted her gaze. She didn’t even consider why he was there. All she could focus on were his dreamy hazelnut eyes and  defined six-pack clearly visible beneath his unbuttoned white shirt.

“If this is a bad time I can come back. There was no-one up at the house, and the dog, well, she sort of led me over here.”

“Uh, no, it’s fine. Please excuse the state I’m in,” she stammered, hating that her face was flaming red. “I, uh, had a fight with a hose.”

“Looks like the hose won,” he said with a ridiculously wicked grin that suggested he was wishing he’d witnessed the scene.

“Yeah, I guess it did.”

As she tightened the towel around her head she glanced down at her clothes, and to her chagrin her baby pink t-shirt was unashamedly clinging to her like second skin.

“My apologies,” he continued. “I didn’t introduce myself. I’m Logan Scott.”

“Hi, and yes, I’m Brandy Coleman,” she said, wishing she’d wrapped the towel around her body rather than her head. “Do you have a horse you want to retire? Is that why you’re here?”

“Actually, Max at the hardware store said you might be in need of a helpin’ hand, and from the looks of things he was right.”

“I sure am. I had to let someone go with no notice about a week ago. That’s why I had the fight with the hose. He was supposed to get a new one, and I haven’t had a chance to do it. Damn thing exploded on me.”

“Would you prefer I come back later. Looks like you need to—”

“No, no,” she said cutting him off. “Sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt. Why don’t you wander around the place and meet me at the house in about fifteen minutes? I’m so wet I can’t think straight.”

She suddenly realized what she’d said. He didn’t blink. He was either ignoring the inadvertent sexual innuendo or hadn’t picked up on it. Either way she still wanted the ground to swallow her up.

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A BIT ABOUT MAGGIE

Award-winning and best-selling author Maggie Carpenter has published over fifty romance novels, and is the recipient of a number Spanking Romance Reviews awards spanning a variety of genres. Her readers describe her work as, romantic, funny, suspenseful, beyond a five-star read, exciting romance with a ton of surprises.

Her work includes a best-selling twelve-book contemporary cowboy series, Cowboys After Dark, (http://amzn.to/2ihCNtp), a warrior fantasy trilogy, Warriors After Dark, (http://amzn.to/2iE0cDa) contemporary love stories, and several Victorian romances. His Willful Bride was a #1 best-seller for several weeks and a BookBub Feature Deal. She is best known for her smart, witty, strong-willed women who  bring unexpected challenge, mystery and humor into the lives of passionate, dominant men.

Maggie has a history in show-business both in front of and behind the camera, but moved from Los Angeles to live in the Pacific Northwest to pursue her writing. She is an equine enthusiast who rides every day, and writes until the wee hours of the morning when her eyes close only because they must.

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More cowboy menage! TWO WILD FOR TEACHER!

Yes, the title’s a little over the top, but I love word play and teasing, so I’m not apologizing!

Do you love cowboy menage stories? Love it when brothers are involved? How about the added taboo of the brothers going after their teacher? Well, I have a story that you will find very naughty, but surprisingly sweet…

Two Wild for Teacher releases July 28th! It’s one of the stories I got back from Samhain when they closed their doors. I’ve revised it, given it a new cover, and it’s ready for prime time! Read a long excerpt!

Even though it’s #6 in the series, the only story I’d say you need to read before this one is #5, Four-Gone Conclusion!

Two Wild for Teacher

Lone Star Lovers, Book 6

Two bad boy cowboys need a little tutoring to learn how to love…

Fathers know to keep their daughters close whenever Sam Logan’s twin sons come to town. Those two hell-raisers have a bad rep in Two Mule, Texas. All of it earned. When it becomes clear his youngest sons won’t settle down without another nudge, Sam reissues his challenge. Find a wife…

There’s only been one woman who could hold their attention for more than one night, but she’s been out of reach. Their former teacher’s a little too worried about a pesky morals clause to let them close. But they’re older now and ready to prove to her that sometimes rules are meant to be broken…

Molly Pritchet thinks her path is predetermined: to always be a child’s teacher, never a mother or a wife. Until the two boys who tempted her way back when crash back into her life. Overwhelmed by yearnings she’s long suppressed, she’s swept along on a tide of forbidden desires.

Pre-order your copy here!

Excerpt from Two Wild for Teacher

Sam Logan couldn’t sleep. He had one last chore to take care of. One he’d been putting off. No time like now to get ’er done.

He walked softly on bare feet down the long hallway, past the master bedroom he’d given up when Johnny married Ellie and moved both his new wife and his brother Killian into the large room to share it. He shook his head, a glimmer of a smile tugging at his mouth. Sounds that hadn’t been heard in this old house in over three long years echoed up and down the hallway.

Sexy sounds—happy sighs and laughter, slick slaps, an occasional yelp from Ellie. He could only imagine what his two oldest boys were doing to the girl. But they all seemed happy with the arrangement, and both men were gaga for Mean Ellie Harker. Who would have thought one simple pronouncement would produce such lightning-fast results?

It’s time you boys found yerselves a wife.  Continue reading

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COVER REVEAL and bonus NMFR from Sarah M. Anderson

Hi everyone! Last month’s winner was Tanya B! Tanya, you win a super-early copy of Little Secrets: Claiming His Pregnant Bride! Send your snail-mail address to message @ sarahmanderson . com!

Starting this month, we’re going to move to Rafflecopters on the blog. I list prizes and pick winners but unless their emails are connected to their comments, I don’t have any way to contact the winners and they don’t seem to be emailing me to claim their prizes. So we’re going to give Rafflecopter a try and hopefully, that means more people win fun books!

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This month I have two fun things–a Cover Reveal and an excerpt! First up–a new cover and title for an old favorite. With the closure of Samhain, I got rights back to a bunch of my books. Including Mystic Cowboy and Masked Cowboy.

I’d also self-published two more stories in the Men of the White Sandy series, Nobody and Clarence. And I’ve been working on the next story in that series, Sheriff Tim. So when I got the rights back, I decided to self-publish all of the stories with refreshed covers and new titles. I also made a few updates to the stories, the biggest of which was changing Nobody’s heroine’s name from Melinda to Melonie. I’d originally written it as Melinda in Mystic Cowboy but when I wrote Nobody, I wrote the whole dang thing with Melonie (yes really) and luckily, a beta reader was like, um… So I was able to go back and change her name! Yah, updates!

Because, yes, it bothered me that the titles didn’t match up. Two were Something Cowboy and two were Character Names. So now the Men of the White Sandy are titled thusly:

  1. The Medicine Man (was Mystic Cowboy)
  2. The Rancher (was Masked Cowboy)
  3. The Shadow (was Nobody)
  4. The Medic (was Clarence)
  5. The Sheriff (BRAND NEW STORY!)

So! Romanced by the Cover, run by the talented Alexandra Haughton, has been working on updating the covers. I don’t say ‘new’ covers because we were able to repurchase the stock art for Mystic, Nobody and we got the same model for Clarence (but new and improved–without his SHIRT!).

So without further ado (hasn’t there been enough ado thus far?) here’s the refreshed cover of Mystic Cowboy, now officially The Medicine Man!

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(If you subscribed to my newsletter, you’d already have had this bad boy land in your mail boxes. So you should subscribe to get more super-early sneak-peeks, shouldn’t you? YES YOU SHOULD.)

I’ll start rolling out the rest of the Men of the White Sandy covers and stories later in August. But trust me–you’re going to *love* them! I think I’m looking at…October for the release of The Sheriff? Don’t hold me to that, tho. But I’m working on it!

Now for an excerpt! Last month I talked about Not My 1st Rodeo, which is out! Just last week, Entangled released the second volume, appropriately titled Not My 1st Rodeo 2!

Here’s the blurb for the trio of novellas:

In Donna Alward’s Seducing the Sheriff, Cassidy’s first foray into online dating is an unqualified disaster. Witness to a bank robbery, she’s now in danger. Sexy sheriff Joe Lawson is willing do whatever it takes to protect her, even if that means hiding her away in his secluded mountain cabin.

RodeoBox2_1600 (1)In Roping the Rancher by Sarah M. Anderson, all Tommy knows is girls his own age don’t do it for him. Carly has no interest in being anyone’s cougar, but when Tommy says he’ll do whatever she tells him to, she can’t resist the chance to take what she wants from a man with no strings attached. But no one said anything about scarves…

In Jenna Bayley-Burke’s Captivating the Cowboy, aspiring designer Jules is about to head to New York. Before she leaves, she’s going to help widower Slade Weston find the perfect ranch wife, but finding his forever turns into schmexytimes. Jules doesn’t want to be a wife and mom, and Slade isn’t moving across the country. It’s just a fling, until she’s not sure where she truly belongs.

And now, for a short, HOT excerpt from Roping the Rancher!

But,” he went on, “if you’re looking for something else, something fun with no strings and no commitment, I can give it to you. I’ll do whatever you want me to.”

She exhaled. “Anything?” she teased—but it wasn’t teasing, not really. Could he seriously be saying what she wanted him to be saying?

What did she want him to be saying?

What did she want?

She felt the tension in his body as the tips of his fingertips scraped against her skin. “Within reasonable limits,” he said and she thought she might be hearing things, but his voice almost sounded shaky.

She hoped like hell it was a good kind of shaky. She leaned into his touch. “Nothing weird. Nothing super kinky.”

“Why don’t you give me an example?” She saw him swallow. “Why don’t you tell me what you want me to do to you?”

Dear God, he was serious. No one had ever asked. No one had even thought about asking. What she wanted had always been secondary to what they wanted. The boys she climbed into the back seat with in high school, the little-more-than boys in college. And Drake—Carly should’ve known better, but didn’t.

She wasn’t playing around anymore. Suddenly, almost twenty years of not getting what she wanted felt like it was weighing her down, a stone around her neck. If she didn’t say what she wanted—if Tommy didn’t give it to her this very instant—then she was going to lose all hope.

Now all she had to do was say the words. He was still cupping her face and she was still leaning into his touch. It was an intimate gesture, but it wasn’t intimate enough.

“What would you say,” she began, her voice barely a whisper, “if I told you to take me home?”

The air between them got even thinner as he lifted her face toward him. “Is that all? You just want me to take you home?” He stared into her eyes, his pupils dilated, and his breath warm against her skin. “Or is there something you need me to do to you when we get there?”

“Cocky, aren’t we?”

Oh, that smile—that was going to be the end of her. But what a way to go.

“It’s not cocky if I can back it up. But I can’t back it up until you tell me what you need.”

She’d given him a chance and he’d convinced her. Now, she had to convince him. This was quite possibly an once-in-a-lifetime chance and she couldn’t let it slip by because she was afraid. She wasn’t going to be afraid to get what she wanted.

“Take me home,” she heard herself say and was amazed at how confident and powerful she sounded. But this was who he was telling her she could be right now—a confident, powerful woman who always got what she wanted. “You’re going to go down on me until I come.”

WHEW! That’s only the beginning, folks. Wow. Trust me.

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Still riding with the Malloy Family by Beth Williamson

Howdy y’all, Beth Williamson here!

Hard to believe it’s been a month since I hung out with y’all! I’m still busy republishing the Malloy Family series books each week. Since there are 13 weeks, that’s 4 months of #MalloyMonday. 🙂

I’ve made it to book 9, THE FORTUNE, the first of the prequels. After I wrote the original 8, I said to myself, I’m done. Then the awesome readers spoke and asked me time and again if I was going to write anymore Malloys.

The funny thing was, I hadn’t planned on it but then when one person suggested I write the parents’ story, I was intrigued. It rolled around in my head a bit gaining momentum and then I saw the gun.

What gun, you might ask? Well, there’s a tiny, tiny finger pistol in THE FORTUNE called Le Petit Protector. I saw it on a tv show and the entire story of John and Francesca’s romance exploded (no pun intended).

She shoots him with it. Isn’t that how most romances start? 😀

I hope you give this book a read and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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When Francesca Chastain sets off on the six month journey from New York to Oregon with her family, she is running from the darkness of her past. The land of milk and honey offers a fresh start. The wagon master’s assistant, John Malloy, ruins her dress and sets her off balance with his smile, his flirting and his handsome visage. She doesn’t want to find herself in need of him, or worse, falling in love with him.

John Malloy has worked wagon trains for three years, saving every cent to start his horse ranch in the Wyoming Territory. This is his last trip and the feisty Frankie Chastain turns it into the most confusing, frustrating time of his life. Then she disappears.

Frankie’s past shadows her travels and threatens her future. Trapped in the wild, she has to rely on John to get back to her family. Neither one expects the intensity of their attraction or the fight for their lives.

THE FORTUNE links:

Don’t forget book 1, THE BOUNTY, is free (except for Kindle UK – working on that):

Kindle:  http://amzn.to/2nYWTKx
Nook: http://bit.ly/2pynUVP
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qlppJR
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2pAYqt0
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2pPfwUO
Google play: http://bit.ly/2pPy338

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Delilah Devlin: Happy Fourth of July!

Here’s wishing all of you in the U.S. a very happy holiday! And if you’re needing inspiration to remember why you’re grateful to be an American, here’s my gift to you!

Happy 4th of July!

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