Spotlight: The Rake’s Bride (Dry Bayou Brides Book Five), by Lynn Winchester Reply

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Description:

Jean-Luc La Fontaine is tired of sowing his wild oats. So, after a disastrous summer in France, he’s back in Dry Bayou, ordering himself a mail-order bride. A new wife will help him forget about the siren with sapphire eyes…

Intelligence, wealth, prestige… It means nothing when you fall in love with the wrong man. So, when scandal chases Isabeau Montefret from France, she runs to America, determined to forget the man with the wicked smile. Isabeau hoped becoming a mail-order bride was the answer to her problems. She’d change her name, start a new life, and lose herself in a small town. When she discovers that the man who disappeared with her heart is the man she agreed to marry, Isabeau settles in for the fight of her life.

When the one woman he’d left France to forget arrives in town, claiming she’s his new bride, Jean-Luc doesn’t know what to feel. But when pain gives way to the truth, he must risk keeping a dark secret, one that would steal every chance at happiness. Isabeau once made him believe in happily ever after, now he must learn how to keep his new bride at a distance, lest he lose everything.

Can Jean-Luc be a true husband to the woman he’s been deceiving? Can Isabeau convince Jean-Luc she’s his one true love? Will these two rediscover what they had once upon a summertime?

About the Author:

Lynn Winchester is the pseudonym of a hardworking California-born conservative, now living in the wilds of Northeast Pennsylvania. Lynn has been writing fiction since the 5th grade, and enjoys creating worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.

When Lynn isn’t writing she is running a successful editing business, reading whatever she can get her hands on, raising her four children, making sure her husband is happy, and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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Review: Taming a Jackaroo, by Sidney Valentine Reply

4 out of 5 Stars

Tagline:

He wants to throw away his future. She’ll do whatever it takes to save hers… Even tame a wild Aussie cowboy.

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Review:

This is my introduction to Sidney Valentine and her writing style. So I had no idea what I was in for. I found this book to be well written and developed. The story idea of environmental issues is a new one for me, but very important to me personally. I did struggle reading this book and I am not really sure why. I did try rereading some just incase I had missed the grab me moment, but just could not get totally into this book, I really wish I could have. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Reviewed by Epiphany

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Description:

City girl and serial non-dater, Affrica Clarke travels to Boulia, Australia, to investigate the environmental impacts of the local mining company. Unless she proves herself and wins that promotion, she’ll lose so much more than a pay rise. Yet everything goes wrong the moment she lands in the outback. With no research equipment, only skimpy clothes packed by her best friend to help her score a date, and a tight deadline to submit her report, she’s screwed. So when a sexy cowboy offers to play chauffeur, she’s all over it. But she’s there to shut down the mining activities, not fawn over the guy who’s supporting them, no matter how sizzling the attraction between them.

Billionaire jackaroo, Sam Preston tempts fate as an adrenaline junkie, living each day as if it were his last. Angry and wounded, he’s in town to sell his cattle ranch to the local mining company and be done with his past–until he meets hapless city-chick Affrica, who has no clue about surviving in the desert. Sam doesn’t know how to stop being a daredevil even though Affrica reminds him of the happiness he once had.

Can Sam let go of the past before he loses the one person who’s finally breathed new life into him, or is it not possible to truly tame a jackaroo?

About The Author:

Sidney Valentine is an Aussie girl who loves everything about traveling. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and spends her time exploring the wild outdoors. But she always carries with her a writing pad in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. While she works in marketing during the day, she never stops writing her romance stories set in Australia as a way to rejuvenate from the bustle of the real world. She is often found at local coffee shops with her laptop, writing about people falling in love.

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Date: June 13 – 19, 2017

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Review: Under a Texas Star (Texas Hearts Book 9), by Lisa Mondello Reply

5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

Tragedy, heartache, and life are what you will find in this emotionally intense story.  This is a clean romance that will have a major impact on you mentally.  You will find the characters to be real and magnetic.  They come together and fly apart just like a couple of magnets flipped around.  Jenna and Tag have that pull right away that won’t let go.  They are perfect for each other since they have the capacity to truly understand what it is that the other person needs.  They just have to come to that realization together.

Reviewed by Fawnzy

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tagline: If you love sweet romances that are clean and wholesome, then you’ll love Lisa Mondello’s TEXAS HEARTS series!

Description:

Military hero Tom Garrison is an expert in high intensity emergency situations. But after years of military service, all he wants to do is hide from the world. When single mom Jenna Atkins bangs on his door in the middle of the night begging for his help for her sick young son, Tom can’t ignore it. He flies Jenna and her son to an emergency center that can help the sick child, but can he just walk away?

Despite his efforts, Jenna and Brian capture his heart—just as he captures theirs.

Both Jenna and Tom have battled life’s surprises and been touched by tragedy. Can they overcome the past to open their hearts to love again?

Excerpt:

Reaching back and securing his hands at the nape of his neck, he watched as the millions of stars that had dotted the blue-black sky just a half hour ago blinked out one by one in the morning light.

He didn’t want to be alone for this moment, but it was more than that.

He wanted to be with Jenna. Climbing into his truck, he headed over to the Jenna’s. There was a light on downstairs in the den, which Tag hoped meant someone was awake at the Atkins farm. Jenna had said that she had a lot of sewing to catch up on. Maybe she’d gotten up early to get started before Brian woke up. With any luck, she’d be awake.

Anticipation rolled through him. Within seconds Jenna came bursting out of the front door onto the porch. Despite the porch’s shadows, he could see from the light filtering out from the den window that it was her. A smile immediately hit his face, but then he saw the panic in her eyes when she came down the porch steps.

His stomach clenched as the quiet peace he’d been feeling during the drive over shifted into concern. Had something happened? Was that really why she was up so early?

About the Author:

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published author is the last job she’ll ever have. She’s not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she’d still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her book The Knight and Maggie’s Baby is a New York Times Bestseller. Her popular series includes TEXAS HEARTS, DAKOTA HEARTS, Fate with a Helping Hand and the new SUMMER HOUSE series. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012.

You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at lisamondello.blogspot.com and sign up for her newsletter to receive new release information at http://eepurl.com/xhxO5

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Spotlight: Fight For Me, by Kaithlin Shepherd 1

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Tagline:

Love is always worth fighting for.

Description:

The responsible brother, John Callaway, spends most of his days locked away in his office, crunching numbers and placing orders. When a mysterious brunette rolls into town, he is immediately drawn to her. For a year, John has worked hard at earning her trust, hoping one day she’ll lower her walls enough to let him in.

Finally finding a home in Montana, Abby Johnson is the happiest she’s ever been working at the diner and spending time with the one person who’s shown her that good men exist. When her past catches up with her, Abby will have to trust the man she’s grown to care for to keep her safe, or she’ll risk losing everything.

Will her secret push John away or will Abby realize that love is always worth fighting for?

About The Author:

Kaithlin Shepherd is the author of The Callaway Series, The Brass Series and The Saints and Sinners series.

Born and raised in Canada by a working single mom and a loving grandmother, Kaithlin surrounded herself with novels by Danielle Steele and Nora Roberts provided by her grandmother. Kaithlin quickly fell in love with reading. It was in high school, thanks to an English teacher, that Kaithlin wrote her first story (although if you ask for it, she will deny ever writing it) about a popular boy band. Inspired by constructive criticism, Kaithlin spent some time developing her love affair with words through more reading than someone would think possible.

After pursuing a higher education, Kaithlin, sat down with a pen and paper and decided to give writing a shot. With no false hope in mind, her first novel, Make Me Whole, slowly came to life. Putting fear and doubt aside, Kaithlin has published five books to date, and has eleven more set to be published in the next two years.

Links:

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KaithlinS

Giveaway:

April 22 – 26, 2017

Prize:

Tour-wide, 4 Winners:

1.     $15 Amazon Gift Card

2.     Fight for Me (Callaway #3) – signed paperback

3.     Make Me Whole (Callaway #1) – ebook

4.     Forgive Me (Callaway #2) – ebook

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Spotlight: Collared by the Cowboy, by Susan Arden 1

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Description:

Bound and determined to break free of a small town, Mia isn’t about to let a little thing like a bondage club or a cocky cowboy stand in her way. Not when it means unearthing the truth. Undercover, she enters an elite world defined by sex, subs, and power. What can happen? It’s just for a night…

Out of necessity, Brandon guards his privacy. Tall, dark, and frowning–he gives Mia a run for her money when she almost blows her cover. He’s one hot piece with a very dominating streak. Think hair pulling, panty-dropping! He’s gorgeous, built, and makes her want things. Dirty, dark, and not part of Mia’s plan.

Brandon is down for the chase, and catches the dark-eyed beauty in a lie. The little researcher needs to be taught a lesson. Pretty with curves galore, yet it’s her smart-mouth that forces his hand. If Mia wants to learn about his club, he’ll teach her every dirty detail of what it means to surrender. To him.

Their raw chemistry is undeniable. Mia is more than a tantalizing and temporary diversion. She becomes the woman he can’t let go.

As Brandon and Mia explore falling in love, they reveal their darkest secrets. From the shadows, a stalker with a taste for revenge is just waiting for an opportunity to strike.

Excerpt:

Little Red Dress

Dani called from down the hall. “Did you find a pair?”

“Operation stiletto was a six-inch success.” Rolling onto her elbow, Mia snagged the bag and pulled out the shoebox. In a few hours, she’d hit the doors of the S & L in these unless she took a spill—

“Here. Knock ‘em dead.” Dani commanded her attention with an outstretched hand. Over her roommate’s finger hung a hanger, and she waved a tiny scrap of red leather in Mia’s direction.

“Interesting. But no.” Her brow knitted as she stared at the crisscrossing laces of the tiny corset. “When I said outfit, I was thinking something larger than a rubber band.”

“This dress will help you fit in.” Tutting, her roommate thrust the fetish dress into her hands. “Thank me later when you land your first job.”

“By chance does that job involve a street corner?”

“Funny,” Dani replied. “You’re stalling.”

“You do realize that I’m the one who’s gotta fit into this little number. Operative word: little.” Mia rose and held up the dress probably two sizes too small. “Just where am I supposed to fit my boobs?”

“Okay, I can see you’re going to overanalyze this into the ground.” Dani snapped her fingers. “Let’s go. Time to change. Stat.”

Rather than waste time arguing, she’d just try on the dress and make her point when a body part or two sprang loose.

About The Author:

Susan’s sweet-n-sexy stories ignite a reader’s imagination. Her style of red-hot romance stars dirty talkin’ alpha heroes and feisty quirky women. Over several series, she crafts heartwarming fiction, filled with realistic details, and developed multicultural characters that are relatable to readers worldwide. So much, her books are international bestsellers.

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Susan is married to an incredible man who puts up with a fly-by-the-seat zany wife. And why not? They write in partnership and live near Nashville. Besides writing, they’re involved in environmental engineering, have three daughters, and lots of pets. Giving back to the community is a big part of their writing and publishing, and includes funding a student robotics program, giving to We Need Diverse Books, and supporting Semper Fi to assist Marines.

These bestselling sexy cowboy romances, the Bad Boys series will continue to grow with more releases. To stay abreast of Bad Boys’ steamy romance happenings, stay in touch via Susan’s RED-HOT ROMANCE newsletter. Sign up for freebies, releases, and sexy cowboy news!

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Reviews: Come Love a Cowboy Western Romance Anthology Reply

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4 out of 5 Stars

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On sale for $.99 via Amazon: http://myBook.to/Come-Love-A-Cowboy

Reviews:

This anthology offers a wide variety of cowboy stories. From ranchers to shifters and back to rodeo cowboys and the women who love them this has just what cowboy lovers, well, love!! The books are well written, characters are vibrant and the stories are good,

1- Luke’s Fate  by Kathleen Ball I enjoyed this ride through this love story with a twist. The characters are allowed to grow as they make their way back to each other. There are so many questions and obstacles it looks at times, hopeless. But where there is love there is hope- right? Being set on a working ranch, added authenticity. A western romance with some twists and mystery, this book is for the cowboy lover.

2- Grant Me the Moon by Caroline Clemmons  From the first pages I was swept away by this sweet romance and murder mystery. The characters are multidimensional and straight forward. I love that the intrigue is from the mystery and murder and not the love story. When problems come up the characters actually talk through it. Great book.

3- Three for the Win by Keta Diablo I enjoyed this love triangle with a difference. I fell a little in love with Stede but I fell hard in love with Eli. The story had some twists and turns to keep you guessing and a heart breaking, bittersweet ending. There were a few loose ends that could have been tied up for a more complete ending but over-all, worth the read.

4- Border Affair by Hebby Roman This was a fun, quick read with some heat and intrigue. The characters were well done and likable. The heat factor was elevated. It was a satisfying read that kept my interest throughout.

5- Leaving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins I thought this was a wonderful story about  second chances. The characters were believable and likable. The writing is good, too. I rooted for these characters all the way.

6- The Shape of Destiny by Julie A. D’Arcy What a fun story!!  I enjoyed the change up to a shapeshifter romance. Full of good characters and I loved Cole, especially. The story-line was different and much enjoyed. I loved Shannon, too even though she had a hard time believing!

7- Bad Boy, Big Heart by Andrea Downing  I loved this story. The backdrop of the Tetons made it extra special. Chay was to die for and K.C. was a great match. The writing is crisp and no nonsense. The story is really good. I was sorry when the story ended since I wanted to know more about these characters.

8- Desert Heat by Patti Sherry-Crews This story had me on the edge of my seat. First, I rooted for Angel to accept Boone, then I prayed she hadn’t waited too long. The characters were well done and I loved not just the main characters but the minor ones, too. I would love to see more of these characters. The writing is top-notch. This was the perfect book to complete the anthology.

Reviewed by Wildcatnana

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Description:

Eight stand-alone Contemporary Western Romance novellas from Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors.  From firefighters, bronco busters, and wealthy ranchers to bad boys, we have them all for you! If you’ve ever wanted to fall in love with a sexy, alpha cowboy of today…now’s your chance.

Kathleen Ball

Luke’s Fate by Kathleen Ball

Meg O’Brien hoped never to lay eyes on the one man who broke her heart. To her dismay, Luke Kelly arrives at her ranch a much different and broken man. Can Meg ever forgive his callous treatment of her and help Luke become the man he used to be?

Caroline Clemmons

Grant Me The Moon by Caroline Clemmons

All Tory Fraser intended was to show her high school history club students a local archeology dig. How could she know the excursion would involve a murder?

Keta Diablo

Three for The Win by Keta Diablo

Hollis should have known better than to fall for a bone-melting man like Stede. He’s gone now and Eli is left to pick up the broken pieces of her life.

Hebby Roman

Border Affair by Hebby Roman

When his partners’ daughter is kidnapped in México, a self-made millionaire must confront his feelings about their affair and the future of their relationship.

Margo Bond Collins

Leaving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins

Mac has one week to convince his ex-girlfriend Clara not to sell his oil company. In this high-pressure reunion, can they strike love again?

Julie A. D'Arcy

The Shape of Destiny by Julie A. D’Arcy

A young male shape shifter. A beautiful female ranch owner. Can love be born in a web of deceit?  Bad Boy, Big Heart by Andrea Downing  She’s a New Yorker escaping her parents. He’s a Wyoming cowboy supporting his dad. One summer, two young people—three months to find love.

Patti Sherry-Crews

Desert Heat by Patti Sherry-Crews

A single mother struggling to keep her guest ranch puts her own desires on hold. When a handsome and persistent fireman sets his sights on her, she must decide how much she’s willing to give.

Featuring:

Leaving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins

(also available as a stand-alone novella via Amazon: http://myBook.to/Leaving-Necessity)

 Leaving Necessity

Can they strike love again?

At nineteen, Clara Graves left Necessity, Texas, to try to heal her broken heart. She swore she would never come back, and she’s kept that promise for ten years. Until now. When she returns for her uncle’s funeral, she inherits a small oil company that may keep her tied to Necessity for a few days longer than she expected. But as soon as she can close or sell the business, she’s pointing her boots toward greener pastures.

To this day, Mitchell MacAllan regrets letting Clara go without a fight. But his whole life was in Necessity, and leaving town wasn’t in the cards. As the foreman of Aerio Oil and Gas, he works hard to keep the townspeople employed and maintain the business, despite a recent downturn in petroleum prices.

Now Mac has less than a week to convince Clara that she should give Aerio a chance, and maybe even forgive him in the meantime. Otherwise, she will once again be leaving Necessity–and taking his heart with her, this time for good.

Leaving Necessity is also available in the Come Love a Cowboy anthology, available spring 2016.

Excerpt:

Mac had heard his name as he slipped out of the attorney’s office, but he hadn’t turned back.

Coward, that mocking voice in his head repeated. Shoving the thought out of his mind, he headed out to his truck.

He had also heard enough to know that John Pritchard would be contacting him to meet with Clara the next day. Until then, he had work to do. Wells to see to, reports to run, problems to solve.

Pulling his pickup out of the parking spot and onto the road, he headed out to the Rittman B site again. Mac almost hoped Duke was out on the ranch today. He was almost in the right mood to take the rancher down a few notches.

Getting into an argument with the landowner wouldn’t do anyone any good, though, and might cause more trouble than any satisfaction he might gain from it would be worth.

After all, it looked like he and his guys would have at least a few more days of work. From what he could decipher of the legal language as Pritchard read the will aloud—and Mac had gotten better at reading contracts in the last few years than he ever anticipated—Clara couldn’t sell the company until she had thoroughly reviewed all aspects of it. With his help, apparently.

That part made his stomach twist a little, even after ten years.

About the Author:

Margo Bond Collins is addicted to coffee (mmm…caffeine) and SF/F television, especially Supernatural (mmm…Winchesters). She writes paranormal and contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal mystery. She lives in Texas with her daughter and several spoiled pets. Although she teaches college-level English courses online, writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and the women who love (and sometimes fight) them.

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Review: Bachelor Island, by Robena Grant 7

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5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

Ok I have to tell you in reading the blurb about this book I was like mmm ok this is going to be corny but it was not at all. This was a really good story with lots of twists in the story and some really good characters that had me thinking well what’s next. I really liked the ending and the last few chapters I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I can say the guy on the front of the book is not what mine looked like. ;). Wyatt was what you would expect from the cowboy but I liked Corie character I think her’s made the book!!

Reviewed by Brave One

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Description:

Corie Benton, co-producer of television reality show, Bachelor Island, is scheduled to film the grand finale on Kauai. However, the season five BI winner drops out. Producer, Brick Masterson, Corie’s boss and ex-lover refers to the finale as Dante’s Divine Comedy. He needs seven finalists and wants diversity. Corie suggests re-filming with cowboys. Wyatt Hardy, a Texas cattle rancher suffering through a 3 year drought, medical bills for his ten-year-old daughter’s cancer treatments, and the memory of her mother who died eight years ago, needs a stroke of luck, but the thought of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood spooks him. Wyatt must fight to win for his two loves—the ranch, and his daughter…well, make that three—also his co-producer.

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Excerpt:

“You might want to take two keys, just in case,” a female voice said.

Wyatt did a slow turn. What the hell?

The woman seemed familiar. He’d know those eyes anywhere. He fast forwarded through his almost empty file of attractive women and hit pay dirt. How the hell did she get here? She gave him that same once over again, the same one she’d given him in his home town, little old Hardisburg, Texas. He’d never forgotten her, or her scent. His nostrils flared slightly as he inhaled. She smelled like vanilla pudding.

The woman smiled. “Corie Benton, executive producer of Bachelor Island. Most of us refer to it as BI, along with the number of the episode. You’ll be starring in BI 5. Welcome aboard.”

Wyatt blinked hard. “Thank you.”

He’d thought she was one of those romance authors who’d been doing a writing retreat at a ranch on the outskirts of town. Huh? Well, how about that? She looked different today. Her long rich brown hair fell in messy waves, whereas last time it had been pulled into a tight bun thing at the back of her neck. His head had ached at the thought of it. And she’d been in a damn suit and heels in the middle of Texas, in the rain, and with no umbrella. She’d given him a look like he smelled bad. He had.

Her shoulders were now bare and that sundress hung on by the tiniest of straps. He felt disoriented, pulled in a deep breath, and scanned the lobby again hoping for Luke to come save him. She looked up at him her hand jutting out. The bright, penetrating brown eyes were the same: Questioning.

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About the Author:

Robena Grant writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense about ordinary women thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Travel and discovering new places brings her great pleasure, and she often includes these discoveries in her stories. She is Australian by birth, lives in Southern California, and has two grown children. Robena may be contacted at: www.robenagrant.com where she blogs weekly, or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads.

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Spotlight: Come Love a Cowboy (Western Romance Anthology), by Kathleen Ball, Caroline Clemmons, Keta Diablo, Hebby Roman, Margo Bond Collins, Julie A. D’Arcy, Andrea Downing, Patti Sherry-Crews Reply

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Description:

Eight stand-alone Contemporary Western Romance novellas from Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors.  From firefighters, bronco busters, and wealthy ranchers to bad boys, we have them all for you! If you’ve ever wanted to fall in love with a sexy, alpha cowboy of today…now’s your chance.
Luke’s Fate by Kathleen Ball

Meg O’Brien hoped never to lay eyes on the one man who broke her heart. To her dismay, Luke Kelly arrives at her ranch a much different and broken man. Can Meg ever forgive his callous treatment of her and help Luke become the man he used to be?

Grant Me The Moon by Caroline Clemmons

All Tory Fraser intended was to show her high school history club students a local archeology dig. How could she know the excursion would involve a murder?

Three for The Win by Keta Diablo

Hollis should have known better than to fall for a bone-melting man like Stede. He’s gone now and Eli is left to pick up the broken pieces of her life.

Border Affair by Hebby Roman

When his partners’ daughter is kidnapped in México, a self-made millionaire must confront his feelings about their affair and the future of their relationship.

Leaving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins

Mac has one week to convince his ex-girlfriend Clara not to sell his oil company. In this high-pressure reunion, can they strike love again?

The Shape of Destiny by Julie A. D’Arcy

A young male shape shifter. A beautiful female ranch owner. Can love be born in a web of deceit?

Bad Boy, Big Heart by Andrea Downing

She’s a New Yorker escaping her parents. He’s a Wyoming cowboy supporting his dad. One summer, two young people—three months to find love.

Desert Heat by Patti Sherry-Crews

A single mother struggling to keep her guest ranch puts her own desires on hold. When a handsome and persistent fireman sets his sights on her, she must decide how much she’s willing to give.

Featuring:

Leaving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins

(also available as a stand-alone novella) Amazon: http://myBook.to/Leaving-Necessity

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Can they strike love again?

At nineteen, Clara Graves left Necessity, Texas, to try to heal her broken heart. She swore she would never come back, and she’s kept that promise for ten years. Until now. When she returns for her uncle’s funeral, she inherits a small oil company that may keep her tied to Necessity for a few days longer than she expected. But as soon as she can close or sell the business, she’s pointing her boots toward greener pastures.

To this day, Mitchell MacAllan regrets letting Clara go without a fight. But his whole life was in Necessity, and leaving town wasn’t in the cards. As the foreman of Aerio Oil and Gas, he works hard to keep the townspeople employed and maintain the business, despite a recent downturn in petroleum prices.

Now Mac has less than a week to convince Clara that she should give Aerio a chance, and maybe even forgive him in the meantime. Otherwise, she will once again be leaving Necessity–and taking his heart with her, this time for good.

Leaving Necessity is also available in the Come Love a Cowboy anthology, available spring 2016.

Excerpt

Mac had heard his name as he slipped out of the attorney’s office, but he hadn’t turned back.

Coward, that mocking voice in his head repeated. Shoving the thought out of his mind, he headed out to his truck.

He had also heard enough to know that John Pritchard would be contacting him to meet with Clara the next day. Until then, he had work to do. Wells to see to, reports to run, problems to solve.

Pulling his pickup out of the parking spot and onto the road, he headed out to the Rittman B site again. Mac almost hoped Duke was out on the ranch today. He was almost in the right mood to take the rancher down a few notches.

Getting into an argument with the landowner wouldn’t do anyone any good, though, and might cause more trouble than any satisfaction he might gain from it would be worth.

After all, it looked like he and his guys would have at least a few more days of work. From what he could decipher of the legal language as Pritchard read the will aloud—and Mac had gotten better at reading contracts in the last few years than he ever anticipated—Clara couldn’t sell the company until she had thoroughly reviewed all aspects of it. With his help, apparently.

That part made his stomach twist a little, even after ten years.

Margo Bond Collins

About the Author:

Margo Bond Collins is addicted to coffee (mmm…caffeine) and SF/F television, especially Supernatural (mmm…Winchesters). She writes paranormal and contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal mystery. She lives in Texas with her daughter and several spoiled pets. Although she teaches college-level English courses online, writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and the women who love (and sometimes fight) them.

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Spotlight: MONTANA HEARTS: SWEET TALKIN’ COWBOY, By Darlene Panzera Reply

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Description:

Darlene Panzera continues her heartwarming Western series with a roughed-up cowboy, the feisty girl next door, and the deal that brings them together

If it wasn’t for an injury to his leg, Luke Collins would be riding rodeo broncos all day, every day. Until he heals, he’s determined to help his family’s guest ranch bring in money any way he can. But when a cranky neighbor gets in the way of his goal, Luke turns to the only person he knows can help: the gorgeous, rodeo-barrel-racing spitfire next door.

It’s no secret: Sammy Jo’s father is a pain in the neck. But if anyone can persuade him, it’s her. So when Luke asks for help, Sammy Jo is more than willing to make a deal with the handsome cowboy. The cost? He’s gotta get back up on that horse—with Sammy Jo’s help, of course.

As teamwork reveals a deeper connection, Luke finds himself falling for the beautiful girl next door. But to win her heart? He’ll just have to do whatever it takes.

About the Author:

Darlene Panzera

DARLENE PANZERA writes sweet, fun-loving romance and is a member of the Romance Writers of America’s Greater Seattle chapter. Her career launched when her novella “The Bet” was picked by Avon Books and New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber to be published within Debbie’s own novel, Family Affair. Darlene says, “I love writing stories that help inspire people to laugh, value relationships, and pursue their dreams.”

Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband and three children. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her family and her two horses, and loves camping, hiking, photography, and lazy days at the lake.

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Spotlight: Deputy by Susan Horsnell Reply

Deputy Book 2

 

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Description:

When James Glenmore locks up a feisty young girl because she causes a disturbance in the local saloon; he doesn’t realize both their lives are about to change forever.

They have to endure her father’s deadly temper, which has already destroyed her young life, before they can be free.

A band of outlaws target the bank in Gold Springs and several horrendous tortures and murders take place before the law finally catches up with them. James’ life is placed in grave danger.

James and Rebecca’s lives withstand all obstacles that are put before them but will James survive the capture of the cruel outlaws?

 

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Excerpt:

James was concentrating on a report and twirling a cider in his hand when the front swinging doors were pushed in so hard they banged on the walls behind.

He swore the doors hit the wall so hard the whole building shook. He dropped his hand to his colt as he kept his eye on the door.

A woman in the doorway roared.

“Pa, you get your good for nothing, lily livered ass off that stool and get home right this minute. I swear I’ll hog tie you and drag you there behind Peachy if you don’t move now. If Peachy happens to release his business over you on the way home I wouldn’t be sorry.”

Tim March the owner and barkeep groaned. He really didn’t want any trouble.

The woman at the door drew James’ attention. The powerful banging of the doors and thunderous voice came from a tiny package that a good gust of wind could have blown away.

She had chestnut brown hair that was more out of, than in a braid, eyes the colour of a summer sky and the fullest, pinkest lips he had ever seen.

She wore a drab brown dress with no frills or lace and although old, it appeared to be clean. Like the woman, it was all business.

She had her hands placed on a pair of very curvy hips and her breasts looked full and firm. James cringed. She was everything he hated in a woman. He felt embarrassed for her father, whoever the unfortunate fella might be.

He relaxed his hand that had been hovering over his colt and watched to see how this would play out.

Every eye in the saloon was on her except for one mans’ and James guessed he must be her father. He was perched on a stool and draped over the bar with a whiskey in his hand.

He watched with interest as she stomped her way towards him.

The man lifted his head but didn’t look at his daughter.

“Rebecca, what the devil do you think you’re doing? I’ve told you a thousand times, saloons are no place for a lady.”

She drew up alongside him.

“Wade Nolan, I’ve told you a thousand times, I’m not a lady. I have never been one and I’m never gonna be one. If you weren’t always in a saloon I wouldn’t have to keep coming in to drag you home. Now get your sorry ass off that stool and get on home. There’s chores need doing and I’m not doing them all myself again.”

“Rebecca, please.” Wade lifted his hands to his head and slumped back down on the bar “Me heads a hurtin’, just one more whisky for your old Pa eh?”

James watched with amusement as Rebecca moved closer to her Pa. No-one in the saloon had moved an inch. They were too engrossed with the exchange between father and daughter.

Wade was a huge man. James had seen him walk in earlier and figured he would be at least a head taller than him.

Although he wasn’t muscular; he was wide in the chest.

His large belly, thanks to constant consumption of liquor, hung over his belt. Rebecca would have barely come to his waist. His ruddy face from years of drinking was heavily lined.

What happened next had James leaping from his chair and moving towards them in a hurry.

Rebecca hooked her leg around the leg of the stool and yanked with all her strength.

As the stool tipped, Wade fell backwards onto the floor. His head hit the floor with a thud and his eyes glazed over.

Whether the cause was the whisky he’d been imbibing or his head hitting the floor, James didn’t know.

As she began moving toward her father again James grabbed her around the waist and hoisted her off her feet. She kicked and screamed, catching him hard in the shins with the heels of her boots. It caused him to let her go and she spun around to face him.

“What the hell do you think you’re doing mister?” she yelled. She hadn’t noticed the badge on his chest.

He noticed the fire in her eyes. She was one very angry young gal.

“Miss, you can’t go around treating people like that. You could have injured him real bad.” he said calmly.

She wasn’t paying attention to James as she’d noticed Wade had sat up and was rubbing the back of his head. She reached down to grab a handful of his hair but before she could get to it James grabbed her arm to stop her.

“Get your goddamned hands off me.”

With her free arm, and using all her strength, she swung. Her fist connected hard with James’ jaw. He stumbled back a step from the force of the punch but he didn’t release her. As she lifted her leg to stomp on his foot, James decided he’d had enough of this wildcat.

He flung her over his shoulder, picked up the report he’d been reading and headed for the saloon doors.

She pounded his back with her tiny fists and kicked her legs. “Put me down, you good for nothing mudsill.”

He took no notice. He picked up his Stetson from a peg near the door and jammed it onto his head.

“Wade, if you know what’s good for you, you’ll get yourself home and get those chores done. I’m gonna lock her up and let her cool off overnight. You can come by and get her in the morning. I’ll decide by then if I’m gonna press charges.”

“Yes sir, deputy.” Wade said as he scrambled to his feet.

He could hear the customers laughing as he left.

It was early summer and the night was warm. There were still a few people on the streets and Rebecca’s screaming and cussing attracted their attention as he stomped to the jail.

He unlocked the front door and carried her through the swinging door to a cell out the back. He dropped her onto the bunk and left, locking the door behind him.

She leaped up onto her feet and slammed up against the locked door. “You let me out of this godforsaken hoosegow right now.” she bellowed. “I’m not staying in here a minute longer.” She shook the door and stamped her feet.

James had his back leaned against the wall opposite with his arms crossed over his chest. He was a picture of calm and this upset her even more.

“Let me out now.” She yelled at him. He noticed tears welling in her eyes.

James waited for a break in her tantrum before he spoke.

“I’m going out front now because thanks to you I’ll be spending the night. I’m telling you missy, you’re not going anywhere before morning. Now, calm down, hobble your lips and get yourself a good night’s sleep.”

She was pacing up and down the cell like a caged cougar.

As James walked away he heard the clanging sound of the drink mug. She’d picked it up off the table beside the bed and was hitting the bars. He couldn’t help but chuckle to himself.

He went into the small room off the front office which had a bunk and a washstand with a water pitcher. It was used by the sheriff and deputy for overnight stays. He poured water from the pitcher into the bowl and washed up. His jaw was tender and throbbing and he knew he’d have a decent sized bruise come morning. For such a tiny little thing she sure packed a wallop.

He shucked off his uniform, hung it on the wall pegs and crawled into bed. He could sure use a good night’s sleep but his head was beginning to ache from all her yelling and his jaw didn’t seem to want to quit its damn throbbing.

He had a feeling sleep wouldn’t come easy. To make matters worse he could hear the little hellion pounding on the bars of her cell and yelling to be let out.

When she hadn’t quieted after an hour he decided to get up and do something about it.

He dressed back into his uniform and grabbed the cell door key from the table beside his bunk.

His head and jaw now had a symphony going with their pounding pain and he was mighty angry as he stormed down to the cell.

The minute Rebecca saw his thunderous face she knew she was in trouble. She dropped the mug onto the floor and jumped into the bed.

“Too late.” said James as he unlocked the cell door. She folded herself into a tight ball and pressed against the wall at the top of the bed.

She watched in fear as he stalked towards her.

He picked her up like she weighed no more than a feather and sat down on the bed. He laid her face down across his thighs, lifted her skirts and proceeded to spank her backside.

She yelled, cussed and kicked but James continued.

After a few minutes James pulled her skirts back down, sat her on the bed and stormed back out the door picking up the mug on his way.

“Now, go to sleep.”

“Yes sir.” Rebecca squeaked. Tears flowed over her cheeks as she undressed and climbed into the bunk.

James went back to his room, shucked off his uniform for the second time that night and got back into bed.

His stinging hand had joined in the symphony with his head and jaw.

Because of his anger he’d hit her a bit harder than he’d intended and thought to himself she’s sure gonna have a sore backside in the morning I bet.

The rest of the night was quiet but James didn’t get much sleep. He tossed and turned with images of Rebecca’s shapely backside and legs filling his mind.

 

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About the Author:

I grew up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney in the 50’s and 60’s and have always been a fan of Cowboys, Indians and Outlaws.

During my years as a nurse I would write down ideas and when I retired five years ago I finally published my first book – The Glenmore’s: Revenge. This developed into a four part series.

Since then I have published a further eleven Western Romance books and one contemporary. My westerns are set in Texas, USA during the 19th century and my contemporary in Sydney, Australia.

When I am not writing I enjoy walking our dogs with my husband and travelling.

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