Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GOING ALL IN (Heat Wave #4) is HERE!!

It's been forever since I had a new full-length book out, but the wait is finally over!! GOING ALL IN (Heat Wave Novel #4) is finally here!!

In case you've missed my earlier updates about it, here's the back cover copy:

A good ol’ Georgia boy teaches a Myrtle Beach princess how to get down and dirty…

It’s been two years since Callie Holden helped put her father in prison, and since then, she’s learned a lot about life and herself. To Callie’s surprise, she actually likes working and has learned money is a tool to be used for good… or evil. She also realizes that even though she’s traveled the globe, she’s never truly lived. She longs for adventure and to experience a wildly passionate romance. The last place she expects to discover her dreams is in the arms of the ever-surly man she’s dubbed “The Beast.” But when they’re forced to work together, unexpected chemistry changes everything. In Wade Neumann’s arms, Callie finds the excitement and passion she’s been looking for, as well as a few other surprises.

Wade Neumann has spent the last year burying the pain and humiliation of being left at the altar by a woman who used him as a novelty toy before settling down with someone like herself—someone rich. He’s lost himself in a stream of nameless females, but instead of the trysts helping him heal, he’s only grown colder and more jaded. He hasn’t moved on with his life. He’s merely stuck going through the motions… until he meets Callie Holden, a woman who looks like his ex but is actually the opposite—sweet, compassionate, loyal, and most importantly, not rich. Or so he thinks. Because just as he starts to believe things with Callie are real and true, she gives him thirty million reasons to doubt all over again.

It's for sale at iBooks, Amazon, B&N (waiting for it to go live), Kobo (waiting for it to go live), and Smashwords

(print books will be available next week and will include A CHRISTMAS HEAT WAVE novella).

Thank you for your patience while I got this series rolling again. A MATTER OF TIME (Heat Wave Novel #5) will be out next February. :-)

Have a fantastic day!!

Peace and love,

Monday, September 29, 2014

BILLIONAIRE'S IN LOVE boxed set by Carly Phillips

Billionaires in Love - Two classic Carly Phillips stories about love, loss and second chances ...

(formerly titled Kismet*)

Taken from Carly's page:

*Since the title was confusing to readers, I changed the name and now bring you The Playboy’s Second Chance. I hope you enjoy my sexy, stand-alone novella.

Trevor Dane, Wall Street Hot Shot and billionaire, has everything — money, power and any woman he could possibly want yet he isn’t happy. When his latest interviewer turns out to be the one woman he’s never forgotten, Trevor sees a second chance and he won’t let Lissa Gardelli’s wariness or old hurts stop him from getting back into her bed… and her heart.

Midnight Angel

Hollywood superstar, Dylan North, revisits his home town with the express intent of seeing his first love once more, to see if they can reignite the love he stupidly threw away ten years before. The last thing Dr. Holly Evans needs in her life is her high school sweetheart returning and stirring up old feelings. But Dylan is determined to convince Holly that happily ever doesn't only happen in the movies.

BILLIONAIRES IN LOVE Boxed Set will release on October 13th, but is available for PREORDER at Amazon and iBooks!!

All other retailers, including print, coming on release day - October 13th!!

Have a fantastic Monday, and come back tomorrow to help me celebrate the release of GOING ALL IN!!

Peace and love,

Friday, September 26, 2014

GOING ALL IN - Teaser #2

If you read LAST CALL (Heat Wave Novel #2), you may remember that Callie was a little... well... uptight. Her best friend, Jen, called her a prude and the description was pretty accurate. It's not like she set out to be ultra-tight, it just sort of happened. Two years later, Callie is still more conservative than her friends, but she's been making progress.

And then, along comes Wade Neumann. Wade makes her want to blow through her ultra-conservative shell... like, right now! But Wade knows Callie is a good girl, and he has a history with rich girls looking for a bad boy to take them slumming, so he's torn between giving in to his baser instincts and keeping at least a little sense about him where Callie is concerned.

This scene takes place after an evening out with his friends, where Callie got hold of a little moonshine... tehe...

After dropping her purse and keys onto the coffee table, Callie was surprised to turn and find Wade still standing in the doorway, forearm braced on the casing above his head, forehead resting on his arm.

“Why are you standing there? Come in.”

His breath was slow and deliberate, his smile sad. “I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

“What? Why?” She had zero practice seducing men, but she’d watched Jen approximately two million times over the years. Hopefully, she’d picked up a little something along the way. Putting an extra swing in her step, she worked to infuse a sexy vibe to her walk and crossed the foyer to stop in front of him. “It’s an excellent idea.”

“You’re awfully cute when you’re drunk.”

“I’m not drunk. I’m happy.”

When his grin widened, she dropped back, thought over her options, then tried a more direct approach. Stepping close enough to run her hands down the middle of his chest, she said, “Seriously, I’m not drunk. The buzz faded on the way home and now I’m just relaxed. At least, I was.”

Her gaze settled on the erratic pulse pounding in his neck, then slid down the center of his chest, over his stomach, to his belt. “Now that we’re alone, I’m not quite as relaxed as I am nervous and excited.” She tried to make eye contact but chickened out and ended up staring at his full and tempting lips. “Very excited.”

He squeezed his eyes shut and pinched the bridge of his nose, then muttered something about being hot-blooded and coldhearted, but definitely not Superman, along with a few other garbled expletives. After a moment, he pressed his lips together, opened his eyes, and stepped into the foyer.

Her heart jumped and the nervous jitters spiked as the door shut behind him with a solid clunk. She wasn’t sure what to do with him now that she had him inside, but before he changed his mind and reversed course, she grabbed his hand and dragged him into the living room.

It had been a long time since she’d been to the bathroom, and while she feared him running away while she took care of business, nature was screaming too loudly to ignore. “I have to run to the bathroom.” She stepped in front of him and studied his face, trying to get a clear read on his thoughts. “You won’t escape while I’m gone, will you?”

His eyebrow rose. “Escape?”

She nodded and gripped the front panels of his flannel shirt. “You don’t seem entirely convinced this is where you want to be, so I’m afraid I’ll come out and find you gone.”

His expression softened and he worked his head around in a circle. “I don’t think being here is a good idea, but there’s nowhere else I want to be.”

Gee, talk about a pile of mixed signals. It was like a back-handed compliment one was never sure how to take. They were both consenting adults, and even a novice like her detected the four-alarm fire raging between them. So why the reservations?

Rather than spend more time trying to figure out the problem, she was going to focus on the solution. He’d at least agreed to stick around, so she’d just have to convince him he was in the right place… as soon as she finished in the restroom.

“I have an assortment of drinks in the fridge. Help yourself to anything that looks good, and I’ll be right back.”

She hadn’t been to church since she was a little girl, but she found herself saying a prayer of thanks when she returned to find him seated on the couch, arms stretched out along the back, legs kicked out in front and crossed at the ankles.

He was the sexiest man she’d ever encountered, the potency made even stronger and more dangerous by his easy confidence. He was totally at ease, while she felt like a cat that had been rolling around in a field of catnip all day. Her eyes and thoughts bounced here, there, and everywhere, trying to figure out the best place to sit.

The chairs across from the sofa were too far away and would knock out any chance for more of those spontaneous kisses or snuggling and cuddling. If she sat next to him, he’d have to turn sideways to look at her and that would quickly get awkward and uncomfortable for both of them. She bit down on the inside of her lip as her gaze settled on his lap. She’d grown comfortable sitting on him at the campground, so why not go with what worked?

She planted a knee on one side of him, straddled his legs, then settled onto his thighs.

His eyes danced with humor as he tilted his head to the side and grinned at her. “Comfy?”

“No. Not yet.” She scooted around, trying to find a soft spot on a man who was all hard muscle. “I’m trying to find a soft spot.”

The muscles in his jaw tightened as he clenched his teeth and gripped her waist, stilling her. “Sweetheart, there isn’t going to be a soft spot if you keep wiggling your ass around like that.”

She froze and a gust of heat swept through her. Without conscious thought, her gaze dropped to his lap, and she sucked in a breath as the proof of his words appeared beneath the thick denim fly of his jeans.

His raw masculinity and deeply primal nature melted her ultra-conservative shell, allowing her to be more aggressive than ever before. Her hands burned with the need to touch him, so she started with something relatively safe and familiar—his chest. As she made broad sweeping strokes across the soft cotton fabric of his T-shirt, the heat radiating from him seeped into her palms and turned to lava in her veins.

Even though he wasn’t making any moves of his own, she quickly realized that didn’t mean he was less involved. The rapid rise and fall of his chest and the way his nostrils occasionally flared showed his struggle to control his breathing and possibly even himself.

His reaction bolstered her confidence, so she continued her exploration, going up to his collarbone, then down to his pecs. When her fingers swept across the rigid peak of his nipple, he sucked in a sharp breath and stilled completely.

Unsure if the reaction was positive or negative, she ran a quick body scan, searching for clues. The fluttering heartbeat in his neck along with the rapid-fire rise and fall of his chest seemed encouraging, so she lifted her gaze to his face. The hot, searing hunger flowing from his eyes scorched her and stole her breath.

That look, right there, filled with blazing intensity and desire for her, was something she’d longed to see all of her adult life but had begun to fear she’d never experience.

The carnal longing pouring from him fed her hunger and drove her to continue her exploration. She’d never taken the time—or been given the opportunity—to study a man like this before, and she was fascinated by the breadth of his chest and the sharp ridges and hard lines of his shoulders. There wasn’t enough space between them to allow her to move lower, so she braced a hand against him and slid back to the edge of his knees.

Her fingers bumped across the ridges of his ribs and abs until she ran into the cool edge of his belt buckle. His relaxed-fit jeans were no longer relaxed, and adrenaline zinged through her at seeing how strongly she affected him.

She wanted to continue, but this was well beyond her comfort zone, and fear and insecurity crept in, stealing her confidence and slowing her progress. She paused with her hand on his belt buckle and flipped her gaze to his, silently seeking permission to continue.

Her stomach lurched and nausea rose to her throat as she studied his expression. He had his head cocked to the side, looking at her through hooded lashes, but something in his expression told her to be prepared.

Rejection loomed on the horizon.

GOING ALL IN (Heat Wave Novel #4) is available for pre-order at iBooks now and will be available at retailers on Tuesday, 9/30/14!! Don't worry... I'll post on Tuesday to remind you! LOL

Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Peace and love,

Thursday, September 25, 2014

**FREEBIE ALERT*** All For You (Boys of the South #4)

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, comes another Boys of the South novel!

All For You (Boys of the South 4)

Here's the blurb, taken from Amazon:

Bully. Tormentor. Lover.
West Diaz has been all these things to me.
After being gone for two years, he's back, begging for my forgiveness.
And not just my forgiveness… He wants more.
He wants… Me.

In case you're new to Marquita's books, here's the order of the Boys of the South Series:

Live For You
Only For You
True For You
All For You
Wish For You
Burn For You
Need You Tonight (October 2014)
Take The Fall (December 2014)

I don't know how long it's going to be free, so jump on it today!!

Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble

I'll be back tomorrow will another excerpt and teaser from GOING ALL IN! :-)

Peace and love,

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Someday Girl - Melanie Shawn

Melanie Shawn has a new release, and they're offering it at the special price of $2.99 for a limited time (reg $3.99)!!



For Cat Nichols, someday was finally here. Going away to college meant a fresh, new start for the girl who lived locked away in a prison of insecurities. She was ready to experience new things and meet new people. But she wasn’t ready for him…

Jace Butler had encountered things no one person should have to endure. Trying to come to terms with his past, while living in the present, was a constant struggle for the man whose demons lie dormant beneath the skin of his rippling body and sexy smile. But when Cat walked into his world, his chance for a better life, came with her…

After finding each other, Cat and Jace realize that both their past and present issues were trying to ruin their chance for a better future. Issues that will have to be dealt with – once and for all – together… or apart.

The book trailer can be found here, and the series trailer here.

Someday Girl can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks

Sorry for the late posting. I've moved from Myrtle Beach to the Charleston area to spend some time with Hubs's family, and I'm having a really hard time getting myself on any kind of schedule. Or, as was the case this morning, getting out of bed. LOL There's something about cool, cloudy, dreary days with a nice breeze blowing through the bedroom that makes me just want to stay wrapped up in the blanket all day.

Have a happy hump day!!

Peace and love,

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Heaping Helping of Box Sets, Batman!!!

iBooks is doing a special promotion on multi-author collaborations. All multi-author box sets are only $.99!!!

The promotion is only going to last until Mid-October, so don't wait too long to check out the amazing selection!

Here is the link to take you to the main page of collaborations.

And here's the link to take you to the bestselling Sinfully Sweet box set that I'm a part of. :-)

Sinfully Sweet - which includes 6 full-length novels from Janelle Denison, Leslie Kelly, Marquita Valentine, Rhonda Nelson, Carly Phillips, and moi, will only be available through October 14th, so grab your copy today!!

It's rainy and dreary here in Myrtle Beach. I hope it's bright and sunny where ever you are! Whatever the whether, have a great day!!

Peace and love,

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Millionaire's Proposal - Janelle Denison

Janelle Denison has a new old book out!! Below is the description, taken from Amazon:

Grace Holbrook believed she couldn't have children, but now she was pregnant after just one night with sexy, bad boy Ford McCabe. She was delighted by the news, but not so thrilled when Ford insists they get married, especially when his recent return to Whitaker Falls after eleven years away is shrouded in secrets.

Ford has always wanted Grace. Even back when he was the town rebel and should have known better -- until he was blamed for the death of her brother and was shunned by the community. Now a millionaire businessman, he's back to claim what is rightfully his . . . including Grace and the baby they'd created together.


THE MILLIONAIRE’S PROPOSAL was originally written as a Harlequin Romance in 1998 (as The Baby Surprise), and is much sweeter and more traditional in tone than my current books. I’m thrilled to have the rights back to this book that has been out of print for years, and I’m equally thrilled to share some of my earlier novels with my readers.

This book was originally written at a time when millionaires, cowboys, babies and brides were a very popular theme in romance novels. I’ve made a few changes to update certain aspects of the story, but the classic tone remains the same.

I hope you enjoy Grace and Ford’s story!

Happy Reading,
Janelle Denison

For a limited time, you can get A MILLIONAIRE'S PROPOSAL FOR ONLY $.99!!!


Have a great Monday and a fabulous start to the week!!

Peace and love,

Friday, September 19, 2014


A good ol’ Georgia boy teaches a Myrtle Beach princess how to get down and dirty…

It’s been two years since Callie Holden helped put her father in prison, and since then, she’s learned a lot about life and herself. To Callie’s surprise, she actually likes working and has learned money is a tool to be used for good… or evil. She also realizes that even though she’s traveled the globe, she’s never truly lived. She longs for adventure and to experience a wildly passionate romance. The last place she expects to discover her dreams is in the arms of the ever-surly man she’s dubbed “The Beast.” But when they’re forced to work together, unexpected chemistry changes everything. In Wade Neumann’s arms, Callie finds the excitement and passion she’s been looking for, as well as a few other surprises.

Wade Neumann has spent the last year burying the pain and humiliation of being left at the altar by a woman who used him as a novelty toy before settling down with someone like herself—someone rich. He’s lost himself in a stream of nameless females, but instead of the trysts helping him heal, he’s only grown colder and more jaded. He hasn’t moved on with his life. He’s merely stuck going through the motions… until he meets Callie Holden, a woman who looks like his ex but is actually the opposite—sweet, compassionate, loyal, and most importantly, not rich. Or so he thinks. Because just as he starts to believe things with Callie are real and true, she gives him thirty million reasons to doubt all over again.

Chapter One

A sudden burst of cold air rushed through Wade Neumann’s construction trailer office, tossing the papers on his desk into the air like confetti on Times Square Rockin’ New Year’s Eve. As they floated to the floor, his boss, Kevin Mazze, stomped his boots on the concrete block steps to knock off the mud, then stepped into the trailer and let the door slam shut behind him. The framed site plans hanging on the walls rattled from the force, as did Wade’s teeth.

“Jesus Christ.” Wade propped his elbows on top of his gray-metal desk and cradled his head in his hands. The viselike grip helped steady the sloshing brain cells and slightly reduced the throb in his temples but did nothing to lessen the rising tide in the pit of his stomach.

“Sorry, the wind caught the door before I could stop it from slamming.”

Kevin Mazze, owner of Mazze Builders, wasn’t just Wade’s boss. He was also a close, personal friend. However, given Wade’s current condition after having spent the past twenty-four hours with friends, he was considering the need for new, less rambunctious… kinder friends. Especially given the extra little twinkle emanating from Kevin’s dark eyes and the shit-eating grin splitting his face. Bastard wasn’t sorry. Hell, he wasn’t even in the same time zone as sorry.

“I can tell. Your face shows how deeply pained and remorseful you truly are.”

Kevin’s booming laughter filled the air, and the chair across from Wade’s desk squeaked with Kevin’s weight as he took a seat.

Wade leaned over to pick up the papers but found keeping his head higher than his thumping heart to lessen the bass in his head was an impossible task. In an effort to minimize the impact as much as possible, he dove to the floor, scooped up the mess, and dumped it all in a pile on his desk. His own chair thwumped from the impact as he dropped back into it, then took a couple of deep breaths to fight off the pain and nausea brought on by the sudden movement.

“You must’ve had one hell of a night.”

Without moving his head, Wade met Kevin’s curious stare but didn’t answer. Not because he didn’t want his boss to know where he’d been or what he’d been doing, but the old heave-ho in his stomach made him fear more than words would fly out if he opened his mouth.

It didn’t matter if he answered or not, though. Kevin was perfectly content to carry on the conversation by himself. “Let me guess”—he dropped his head back and stared at the ceiling—“Bernice the bartender?”

Wade let his heavy eyelids slam shut over his burning eyes, like shutters being drawn over storefront windows. He imagined hanging a CLOSED sign to the front of them with the hopes Mazze would get the subliminal message and go away or, at the very least, shut the hell up. However, in all the years he’d known Mazze, subtlety had never worked, so he didn’t know why he thought it would now.

“Cathy at the Citgo?” After another no-comment from Wade, Mazze continued. “Sandy at the Strip?”


Wade cracked an eye and scrunched up his face. “Who the hell is—”

Kevin threw his head back with laughter. “Gotcha.”

Unwilling to acknowledge Kevin did have two of the names right, or that his life had been reduced to a revolving door of women with names that sounded like they belonged in tongue-twisters, Wade sighed and grabbed his cup of strong-enough-to-double-as-a-heavy-duty-degreaser coffee and took a hefty gulp. Now he needed a plate of greasy eggs, potatoes, and a pound of bacon. All wouldn’t be right with the world, but it’d sure look a hell of a lot better.

“It wasn’t that kind of night.” He took another hefty sip of the coffee and set it back on his desk. Probably best not to overindulge with anything this morning after last night’s binge. “Tyler, Alex, and a few other guys from home are here for vacation. I spent the night at Huntington Beach State Park with them. Tyler brought some of his famous apple pie moonshine—”

The words caused a resurgence of flavor on his tongue and he swallowed deeply, forcing back the gurgle in his gut. After the wave of nausea passed, he said, “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to eat Grandma’s apple pie again.”

Kevin shook his head and chuckled.

If Wade’s mom shook her head like that, he’d assume her thoughts were something like, Where did I go wrong? What makes my reasonably intelligent son do such stupid things? However, he imagined Kevin’s thoughts were more like, Damn, I miss the good old days.

Wade had known Kevin for eight years and had lived with him for the first six months of their friendship. He’d been around long enough, seen enough, and heard enough stories to know Kevin wasn’t a saint, and there wasn’t anything Wade or his friends did that Kevin hadn’t also done. Probably in multiple. But since marrying Sam and settling down, the guy had grown wings and sprouted a freaking halo. Against all odds, Wildman had been tamed.

“Erik and Steve are crazy,” Kevin said, referring to his two best friends, “and we’ve done some ridiculous things over the years. But your boys are balls-to-the-wall crazy.”

Wade shrugged. “That’s mostly Tyler. The rest of us just like having a good time.”

Right, ’cause feeling like he’d been put through a blender the next morning was soooo much fun.

Kevin’s eyes narrowed. “Are you still drunk?”

“I’d give my left nut to still be drunk. Unfortunately, I’m not. I switched to water early”—early being two—“so I could make it to work this morning.”

He might be an idiot, but at least he was responsible.

“I’m more tired than anything.” Well, except for the pounding headache and the possible regurgitation issues. “I poured myself into my sleeping bag around four, but they were still going strong, so I didn’t get much sleep.”

“They didn’t bring a camper this year?”

Wade rubbed the back of his neck and grinned. He knew where this line of questioning would lead, but there wasn’t any stopping it now. “No, and I wasn’t about to spoon with Tyler in his tent, so I slept in my sleeping bag under the stars.”

Mazze cranked his head around and watched the rain blow sideways against the window. “You must’ve been doing more than moonshine to see stars.” This time when he shook his head, Wade figured his thoughts were more closely aligned with disappointed parent than jealous friend. “Not only has it been raining most of the night, but the temperature got down to thirty, and we have gale warnings.” Another shake of the head. “And you say you’re not bat-shit crazy.”

Wade scrubbed a hand over his face. “Okay, I wasn’t under the stars. I was under the tailgate of my truck. And I’m not crazy, just country.”

“Country folks everywhere should be insulted.” Mazze studied him from the corner of his eye. “Seriously, are you okay to drive? Legally?”

“Yeah, I’m fine.”

To prove a point, or maybe just to prove he was an ass, Kevin crossed his foot over his knee and, in the process, kicked the shit out of the front of Wade’s metal desk with his heavy work boot. The sound reverberated off the paneled walls and collided with a resounding clang in the middle of Wade’s head, forcing him to grab his skull and hold on for dear life.

“Shit, what did Sam do to put you in such an evil mood? You’re not normally this big of a dick; it must’ve been extreme.” Kevin didn’t answer the rhetorical question, so with the gong still echoing in his ears, Wade amended his previous answer. “I’m fine to drive. Where do you need me to go?”

Sighing, Kevin watched the rain fill the concrete forms where the circular driveway and sidewalk were supposed to be poured today. As foreman, Wade oversaw the day-to-day operations of specific Mazze Builders’ projects, while Kevin took care of the big-picture items on all Mazze Builders’ jobs. Because of his busy schedule, Kevin didn’t get many opportunities to play in the dirt. He’d been looking forward to helping Wade finish up the last few items on their punch list so they could get The Chesapeake—Mazze Builders’ latest golf course community—open.

Mother Nature, however, had other plans. Regardless of their time crunch and the need to finish the concrete work so Wade could get their Certificate of Occupancy, they weren’t finishing today. The only thing currently on Wade’s agenda was finishing up last week’s paperwork so Marianne, Kevin’s sister and Mazze Builders’ office manager, could do payroll. After that, he was headed home for a much-needed nap.

“Since we’re obviously not moving forward here today, I need you to go over to The Bellamy and help Callie finish the staging in the clubhouse. The open house is next week. At least we can get one property up and running and generating revenue.”

Hearing Callie’s name caused Wade to stiffen as if he’d been hit by an all-over body cramp. The last thing he wanted to do, today or any other day, was work with the uptight princess again. The first time they worked together, she made it clear he was far beneath her station in life. She successfully managed to make one of the worst periods of Wade’s life—the week following his broken engagement—nearly unbearable.

God, it had been over a year, but he still remembered it like it was yesterday. Salt in open wounds tended to leave a long-lasting impression. They’d been in the final stages of the Vanguard development—Wade’s first job as foreman—and as a favor to a client, Kevin brought Callie in for an interview. She suggested ways to stage the clubhouse and sales office for their grand opening, and, just his shitty luck, Kevin and Marianne loved her ideas.

They hired her on the spot and the next thing he knew, he was working with a clone of his ex. Not only did she physically resemble Miranda, but she had an identical attitude—that of a spoiled-rotten, self-absorbed daddy’s girl. She treated him like a set of hands, arms, and legs that were great for moving furniture, but he had nothing above the neck worth paying attention to. As far as she was concerned, he was the puppet, there to serve her every need, and she was the master. The craziest part was she didn’t even seem to enjoy pulling the damned strings. She was one of the most uptight individuals he’d ever met, and if he never had to work with her again, it would be too soon.

His throat clogged with a million arguments as to why he couldn’t go, but he pressed his lips together and held them in check. His and Kevin’s personal relationship often entailed a lot of joking, much like this morning, and Kevin was the brother he never had. But Kevin was also his boss, and Wade had a ton of respect for the guy. For that reason, he kept his bitter comments locked behind sealed lips.

He considered calling one of his crewmen to go do Callie’s bidding, but they’d all worked a ton of overtime and weekends lately and were enjoying a rare day off. He couldn’t bring himself to shit on their parade, just to save himself a little discomfort. He looked at his watch. Eight thirty. She probably hadn’t even rolled out of her pedestal bed yet, so hopefully he’d have time for another pot of coffee and a greasy meal before dancing with the devil. “What time do I need to be there?”

Kevin grinned and shoved to his feet. “As soon as you can. Callie’s on her way now.”

The coffee—or maybe the dregs of the moonshine—bubbled up. He glanced at the papers on his desk, then curled his lip in what he hoped projected a relaxed smile and positive attitude. “Okay. I’ll get these timecards signed and over to Marianne, then head that way.”

“Good.” Kevin paused with his hand on the door handle and glanced over his shoulder. His normal laidback, happy-go-lucky demeanor melted into an uncharacteristically serious glare. “Be nice to Callie.”


Kevin’s tone was flat and sharp as a knife’s edge. “I know she favors her, but she’s not Miranda. She’s actually a sweet girl, and you need to stop being an ass.” As an exclamation point to the directive, he stomped down the steps and let the door slam shut behind him like a warning shot.

Wade wanted to yell out the window that there wasn’t anything sweet about Callie Holden, but rather than act like a toddler trying to get in the last word against a scolding parent, he took off his favorite Georgia Bulldogs cap and ran his free hand over the top of his head.

After their last dance, rather than being a little bitch and running off to tell Kevin Callie should be named Cruella, he kept his head down, did his job, and focused on their mutual goal of getting the property ready to open. And after they finished the project, he made sure he never had to deal with her again.

Until today.

“Fine,” he growled to the empty space around him.

He’d been through worse and survived. At least this time, he wasn’t trying to keep the pieces of his obliterated heart from falling out of his chest while working, so he could go in, get shit done, and get out. He didn’t know how much she’d already finished, but he thought she’d been working there for a couple of days. With any luck, he’d be done by lunch and headed home for his much-needed nap.

GOING ALL IN will be released on 9/30/14, and is available for pre-order on iBooks.

Have a great weekend!!

Peace and love,

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Myrtle Beach!!

I'm not talking about books today, because I just don't have time! :D

I'm hosting my street team in Myrtle Beach this weekend, and right now, I need to head out to the airport for a pick up. Two other ladies just landed in Raleigh, and another "Angel" is picking them up and driving down with them. They should be here in three hours... after their stop at Cracker Barrel. LOL

Another is flying in at 5:25 and two local Angels will be joining us this evening.

I'll be back tomorrow with an excerpt from GOING ALL IN!!!

Good thoughts and prayers for all my Arizona family and friends. I hope the flooding doesn't become as "historic" as they're forecasting it to be!!

Peace and love,

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mine For Christmas - Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser!!!

Description taken from Amazon:

***Release Week Only .99 Cents***

100% of the author’s proceeds for the first week’s sales will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Simon and Kara are back!

Kara Hudson has been married to her billionaire husband, Simon, for over two years, and she loves him even more desperately than she did when they first married. Unfortunately, there was a distance growing between the two of them, and the passion between them wasn’t flaring as red-hot as it used to burn. Was it possible that Simon wasn’t as crazy in love with her as he used to be, or did their problems go much deeper than that?

Simon Hudson loves his wife and his infant daughter so much it hurts. And he was getting tired of holding back his emotions from his worn-out, exhausted wife who had seen their baby girl through her first year and a half of life without complaint.

Will their differences and emotional distance tear the two of them apart? Or will a precious gift from Santa help them heal their misunderstandings and have the merriest Christmas they’ve ever had?

Not suitable for children under 18

Wow, isn't this something that every married couple understands?!

Mine For Christmas can be found at the following locations:

iBooks, Amazon, B&N, Google Play

If you've not read the Billionaire's Obsession, where Kara and Simon first meet, you're missing out. I love this couple!! You can get the entire box set for only $.99 at the following retailers:

iBooks, Amazon, B&N, Google Play

Description from Amazon:

GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Once a serial trilogy, The Billionaire's Obsession is now complete with a bonus story in this complete collection about Simon and Kara.

This complete collection of The Billionaire's Obsession includes:
Mine For Tonight
Mine For Now
Mine Forever
Mine Completely

Heart Of The Billionaire ~ Sam and Maddie's story is now available on Amazon.

Down on her luck, nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems, or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating computer games than rubbing elbows with the elite and he knows exactly what he wants...until he meets Kara Foster. Something about Kara touches Simon in ways he's never experienced and definitely doesn't like. For over a year, Simon watches over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit his desire to possess her, not even to himself. But when she ends up in a situation that could very well be her destruction, Simon steps up to help her, not realizing that in saving Kara, he might very well be salvaging his own soul.

(This is a erotic romance. It contains graphic language, very steamy love scenes and lots of emotion.)

Have a happy Hump Day!!!

Peace and love,

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Black Knights Inc. Series

Okay, I'm finally going to talk about the new-to-me author that I've fallen in love with. At the RWA Conference (it might've been AAD, but I think it was RWA) I received a copy of Rev It Up - Black Knights Inc #3 by Julie Ann Walker. I'm so glad I did!! It was published in 2012, and since then, there have been 3 more books in the series.

I'm not a reviewer and I really suck at writing a snyopsis (which to me, is kind of what a review is), so I'm just going to say that Jake "The Snake" Sommers, is tough while at the same time being incredibly caring and head-over-heels in love with Michelle Carter (the woman he loved so much he pushed her away four years earlier to protect her from him). I'd give it a medium heat rating... it's sexy but not super-steamy.

Below is the list of books, in order from first to last. I could just list the titles of the books, but where's the fun in that? These covers are hawt, so enjoy the man candy. :D

You can find Julie on her website, or at the following retailers: Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo.

You'll definitely want to check this series out!!

Have a great day!

Peace and love,

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sinfully Sweet is back... limited time only!!

Last year, I was invited to participate in a box set with some of my all-time favorite people in the world of romance! The day Janelle Denison called me to run this idea by me and asked me if I wanted to participate was a dream come true for me. And to make the experience even sweeter, we hit #16 on the New York Times extended list and #52 on the USA Today bestseller list!!

In conjunction with a special promotion iBooks is doing, we've brought it back for a limited time. Now, through October 14th, Sinfully Sweet is available on iBooks for only $.99!!

6 full-length stories for only $.99!! How much sweeter can it get?!

I know I said I was going to talk about the awesome book I'd been reading, but I forgot this box set was making a reappearance today. Tomorrow... pinky swear... tomorrow I'll talk about the AWESOME book I finished over the weekend! ;-)

Have a great Monday!

Peace and love,

Friday, September 12, 2014


Yesterday, I said I was going to talk about a new-to-me author and her amazing book that I'm having a hard time putting down. But I forgot today was Friday (I was a day behind), and on Friday's, I'm going to be selfish and talk about my books.

The 4th book in the Heat Wave series, GOING ALL IN, will be out on 9/30/14. It's available for pre-order now at iBooks!!

My birthday was the end of August, and I did a fun little cover reveal to celebrate both my birthday and having a new cover. In case you missed it on Facebook, this is the series of photos I used for the reveal.

Here's the blurb:

A good ‘ol Georgia boy teaches a Myrtle Beach princess how to get down and dirty…

It’s been two years since Callie Holden helped put her father in prison, and since then, she’s learned a lot about life and herself. To Callie’s surprise, she actually likes working and has learned money is a tool to be used for good… or evil. She also realizes that even though she’s traveled the globe, she’s never truly lived. She longs for adventure and to experience a wildly passionate romance. The last place she expects to discover her dreams is in the arms of the ever-surly man she’s dubbed “The Beast.” But when they’re forced to work together, unexpected chemistry changes everything. In Wade Neumann’s arms, Callie finds the excitement and passion she’s been looking for, as well as a few other surprises.

Wade Neumann has spent the last year burying the pain and humiliation of being left at the altar by a woman who used him as a novelty toy before settling down with someone like herself—someone rich. He’s lost himself in a stream of nameless females, but instead of the trysts helping him heal, he’s only grown colder and more jaded. He hasn’t moved on with his life. He’s merely stuck going through the motions… until he meets Callie Holden, a woman who looks like his ex but is actually the opposite—sweet, compassionate, loyal, and most importantly, not rich. Or so he thinks. Because just as he starts to believe things with Callie are real and true, she gives him thirty million reasons to doubt all over again.

It's been fun revisiting Callie and Wade, and especially fantastic to see Callie's growth since she first appeared in LAST CALL (Heat Wave Novel #2). I should have a sample up on iBooks sometime next week, and then it'll be on sale at all locations on September 30th.

Be sure and check back next Friday (if not every day next week) for an excerpt of GOING ALL IN!!

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Peace and love,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

UNCIVILIZED by Sawyer Bennett

I was lucky enough to read an ARC of UNCIVILIZED by Sawyer Bennett, and I absolutely fell in love with Zach!! I love my alphas, and Zach was an alpha for sure, but he was also vulnerable and uncertain in the new world, and when he felt most threatened, he gained control the only way he knew how... by dominating Moira in the bedroom. This book was uber-sexy and smokin' hot and... well... as you can probably tell, I loved it!! :-D

**Warning: This book is an erotic romance and is only suitable for ages 18+**

I fuck with dominant force, absolute control and complete submission from my conquests. Putting a woman on bended knee before me is what really makes my cock hard.

This is the only way I know how to exist. It’s how I was raised after my missionary parents died, abandoning me to the Caraica tribe of the Amazon.

Sad little boy lost to the jungle so many years ago. Savage man, loner, warrior… I am dangerous at my core. I have lived amidst the untamed wild of the rainforest, in a society that reveres me and where every woman falls before me in subjugation. I love my existence because it is all I really know. It is more than I could ever want.

But unfortunately, I have been discovered. Now I am being forced to return to a world that I have forgotten about and to a culture that is only vaguely familiar to my senses.

Dr. Moira Reed is an anthropologist who has been hired to help me transition back into a modern society. It’s her job to smooth away my rough edges… to teach me how to navigate properly through this new life of mine. She’s wants to tame me.

And I hate her for it.

Because I am wild, free and raw, and the only thing I want from the beautiful Moira Reed is to have her bend over before me so I can fuck her into submission.

She wants it, I am certain.
I will give it to her soon.

Yes, very soon, I will become the teacher and she will become my student. And when I am finished with her, there is only one thing that she will remember about me.

That sweet admission will fall beautifully from her lips when she finally says, “You, Zacharias Moore, are an uncivilized man, and that is what I love most about you.”

If you'd like to see the trailer for UNCIVILIZED, you can find it on Rock Stars of Romance!

UNCIVILIZED is available NOW!!

iBooks, Amazon, Google Play, Barnes & Noble

Tomorrow, I'll be talking about a new-to-me author and the book I'm currently reading... and loving!!

Peace and love,

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Beginnings: A Collection of First-in-Series New Adult Romances

New Adult is a hugely popular genre right now, and my friend, Marquita Valentine, has just launched a New Adult Box Set with 5 other authors!

BEGINNINGS: A collection of First-in-Series New Adult Romances

Each of the stories are full-length, and the entire collection contains more than 450,000 words, all for $.99!!!

Below are the descriptions of each book in the collection, taken from iBooks.

Tall, Tatted and Tempting by Tammy Falkner:
He's a tattoo artist in NYC. She's living on the streets, and spends her time busking for change in the subway tunnels. One broken nose later, and he takes her home with him to keep her safe. But she has secrets, and she's not willing to share them so he can help her. Not until she absolutely has to in order to protect someone he loves. First in the Reed Brothers Series.

Live for You by Marquita Valentine:
For years, I had the perfect life and the perfect career as the reigning princess of country music, Violet Lynn. Then after one drunken night, my mug shot went viral. Unable to withstand the questions from the press or the sight of my ex-boyfriend with my ex-best friend, I ran... straight into the arms of one bad boy bartender, Cole Morgan. The first book in the Boys of the South series.

At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey:
An online virginity auction. A geek girl virgin. A sexy CEO. When he's the winning bidder, she gets more than she bargained for. Is he playing her or is he playing for keeps? First book in the Gaming the System series.

The Trap by Beverley Kendall:
I always thought Mitch and I were the kind of couple who could make it through anything. I didn’t think anything could come between us, including the hundreds of miles that separated us when he went away to college. It took getting pregnant for me to realize how wrong I was. First book in the Trapped series.

Stay With Me by Elyssa Patrick:
Can a famous girl step away from the spotlight and have a normal life? Hailey Bloom is going to find out . . . only she never expected to find love along the way. The first book in the With Me series.

Breakaway by Catherine Gayle:
Dana Campbell's panic attacks make it impossible for her to have a normal relationship with a man, at least without someone to help her through them. Her older brother's best friend, Eric Zellinger, is the only man she trusts enough to ask. As the captain of the NHL's struggling Portland Storm, he can't afford to lose focus--but he can't say no to Dana, either. First book in the Portland Storm series.

The Trouble with Goodbye by Sarra Cannon:
One terrifying night in Boston changed everything for Leigh Anne Davis. She heads home to the small town of Fairhope, Georgia to reclaim her old life, never expecting to meet a guy like Knox Warner, the troubled newcomer with eyes as haunted as her own. She's drawn to him, but if she wants to save what's left of her old life, she has no choice but to say goodbye to him forever.Only the trouble with goodbye is that sometimes it's about courage and sometimes it's about fear. And sometimes you're too broken to know the difference until it's too late. First book in the Fairhope series.

The collection is AVAILABLE NOW at the following retailers:

Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble

Tomorrow, I'll be featuring one of my favorite new releases... and hot, sexy story about an UNCIVILIZED man!! :-)

Have a great day!!

Peace and love,

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I'm Back... and I brought friends!!


*pulls open the drapes*
*blows the dust off everything*
*coughs and sneezes from the excessive dust*
*flips on the lights*

I stopped posting a while back, because I didn't feel like I ever had anything interesting to share. I was constantly stressing myself out trying to come up with anything creative, so I let my blog fall by the wayside.

And then it dawned on... I have lots of creative friends who are always coming out with new books. And I have lots of friends who like books, so why not play matchmaker?!

Sooo.... *tada* I'm back!!!

There are so many great new releases this week, but I'm going to start off with Carly Phillip's newest, DARE TO SUBMIT. There were problems with the Amazon files yesterday, but everything has been fixed! If you hop over to Amazon today to get your copy today, you should be good to go.


Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?

Want more... Here's the book trailer for DARE TO SUBMIT! (Carly's videos always leave me with trailer envy). :D

DARE TO SUBMIT is the 4th book in the DARE TO LOVE Series:

Book 1: Dare to Love (Ian & Riley)
Book 2: Dare to Desire (Alex & Madison)
Book 3: Dare to Surrender (Gabe & Isabelle)
Book 4: Dare to Submit (Decklan & Amanda)
* Each book does stand alone for your reading enjoyment.

Along with Amazon, DARE TO SUBMIT can be found at: Nook, iBooks, Kobo, All Romance eBooks, Google Play

I'll be back tomorrow with all the dish on a new box set that features New Adult Romances!!

Have a great day!!

Peace and love,