Archive | September 2018

Sunday Sales ~ Slim pickings and on sale for today only!

 

Rebel Song is on sale for just .99 today! If you love a suspenseful saga with lots of action, forbidden romance, political intrigue and some detestable bad guys, check it out. (psst, one reader said they finished the entire series in three days, just sayin’.)

 

Could you love the daughter of your enemy?

He’s a notorious rebel. She’s the heir to the throne. The odds weren’t in their favor.

Rogan only wanted a simple life on the vineyard. But that’s not so easy when the Crown labels you a threat.

The rebellion is calling. He doesn’t have a choice. He must fight.

After all, they killed his father.

Princess Elyra knows the game. In politics, every move counts. Will she be strong enough to make the changes her country needs once she become queen? Will an ambitious suitor ruin her plans?

In this world, it’s hard to tell friend from foe.

The day she met Rogan everything changed. But it all came crashing down when the truth about their true identities was revealed. They are at war…and must go their separate ways.

Fans of Holly Black, Kiera Cass and Veronica Roth will love this suspenseful, star-crossed love story full of political intrigue, betrayal and scandal.

FREE Admission!

I’m here at the fifth annual Threshold Showcase of Authors! One of three signings I’ve done this September. I’m tired, lol. I have one signing in October and one last one in November.

So, Threshold.

West Bend.

Wisconsin.

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm, uh, TODAY!

Here’s the address.

Lawrence & Vivian Stockhausen Center
2380 W Washington St.
West Bend
WI 53095

So, come on out. Put aside your Saturday chores and attend the 5th Annual Threshold Showcase of Authors event! Meet 20+ Local Authors, purchase books and have them signed!

Lunch is available for purchase; enjoy a Schwai’s lunch!

Admission is FREE! Hope to see you there!

 

Love Me Forever

Tired of being in the baby sister zone, Abby is determined to make this wounded Marine realize that she is grown up and all woman.

Love Me Forever

Staff Sergeant Liam McGregor doesn’t know what hit him. Sent home to recuperate from an IED blast, Liam is stuck in a wheelchair and is sentenced to surgery and physical therapy before he can walk again.

A physical therapist, Abby Worth has loved Liam McGregor since she first noticed boys. It’s too bad he’s her brother’s best friend. She has always been firmly put in the baby sister zone no matter how hard she tried to catch his eye.

Liam sees Abby and when she goes home with him doesn’t know how he can keep his hands off of her. She’s now old enough to touch and the fire in his blood and the combination of pain killers make him lose control. Abby can’t help but take what she’s always wanted.

Together they have to overcome their fear of being left behind to grab what they have always wanted-each other.

 

Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Forever-Beverly-Ovalle-ebook/dp/B0155VUU62/r

Amazon Universal http://mybook.to/LoveMeForeverOvalle

eRetailer Universal https://www.books2read.com/u/3REknb

 

Excerpt:

Liam heard a light footstep as his nostrils caught the scent of flowers. He ignored the sight and scent, keeping his head tilted back as he stared upward at nothing. It was probably another nurse. They came and went, their footsteps echoing down the corridor. Most didn’t smell as good as this one, though. She slowed as she spotted him and stopped in front of him. Liam couldn’t ignore the common courtesy that had been drilled into him since birth. He lowered his head and looked into familiar blue eyes.

“Liam?”

The gasp from her lips assured him that it was indeed Abby, little Abby Worth, all grown up. He had been best friends with her brother Hank since middle school when their family had settled down on the small spread they bought just outside of town. He stifled a groan as he ignored the familiar sensations she engendered in him since she first started filling out her bikini. He’d felt like a lecher at twenty-two when he first noticed her as more than his buddy’s little sister. Thank goodness he’d only been home on leave at the time.

“Baby girl? What are you doing here?”

“I was called for a job. I’m just here to get the information before heading out.” She looked at him, and he could see the worry in her eyes. She didn’t even call him on the nickname he knew she hated. “What happened to you, Liam? I never heard you were injured. I can’t believe Hank didn’t tell me.”

“I was in an IED blast. I’ve been in the hospital and now being sent home for recovery.” He shifted and couldn’t help the groan that escaped. He’d been an idiot to insist on sitting in the chair. His butt was numb and his bad leg, not that he really had a good one right now, throbbed with each beat of his heart. The unforgiving hard plastic just seemed to make it worse.

“Is that your wheel chair?” At his nod she gave him an exasperated look. “And I suppose you chose to sit on this poor excuse for a chair?” She shook her head at the rhetorical question. “Of course you did. Here, let me help you back into your wheel chair unless you can manage it yourself.”

“No.” Liam sighed. “I can’t. I could just wait for my dad to help me. I’m not sure you’d be able to lift me.”

He raised an eyebrow at her snort. She was busy checking his chair and locking the wheels. She was obviously familiar with the operation.

“I’m a physical therapist. Believe me, I’m stronger than I look.” Abby helped him up and into his chair, and Liam had a sinking feeling in his gut.

“What job did you say you were here for?” Liam hoped he was wrong. The thought of her hands on him made more than his head throb. He had no idea how he could hide his reaction to her if she was the one being assigned to the ranch.

“Don’t know yet. I had a message on my answering machine that I was needed. I came on down to check it out. Why?”

“No reason. Just curious I guess.” He settled back into his wheel chair with a sigh. Abby arranged his legs on the foot rest.

“How is this?”

She was all business as she checked his comfort level.

“Good.” Liam smiled at her. “Thank you, Abby.” She stood up and the scent of flowers that he had first noticed tightened his groin. At least that part of his body was working despite the fact that he didn’t want it to react around Abby. Not that it had ever listened to him around her. Her age and the strength of his reaction to her was another reason he was glad he had enlisted in the Marines. If it was one sided, that would have been different, but he could see her response to him even if she didn’t know what it was. Liam had to protect her even if it was from himself. If he had been living at home, Liam was afraid of what could have happened.

“You’re welcome, Liam. If you need anything just call. My parents can always reach me.”

She leaned over and gave him a short hug. He couldn’t help but notice the softness of her arms and breasts as they pressed against him. She quickly stood and turned away. He swore he saw a light blush stain her cheeks as she waved and quickly stepped down the corridor. He swallowed. The feel of her against him had sent his temperature soaring. He was glad she left so quickly. The tenting of his sweatpants made it obvious what her touch did to him. He was damn glad she was oblivious.

* * * *

Abby escaped down the corridor, her footsteps squeaking on the faded tiles. The admin offices were in the oldest section of the building. Harsh lighting and faded posters lined the walls. The money went to updated equipment to help the soldiers that were wounded, not sprucing up the offices that housed the tons of paperwork the VA required.

Abby never expected to see Liam here. She’d had a crush on him since she first started noticing boys. Her body started developing and her hormones went haywire. He’d been the one she’d compared all her boyfriends to, and they’d come up lacking. From the electricity that seemed to spark when she touched him, she knew she wasn’t over him. It was obvious to her he didn’t feel the same way. He never had. His nickname for her, baby girl, said it all.

Abby entered the office, glad she had put on a bra today. Her nipples throbbed from the feel of Liam’s chest when she hugged him. The air blasting in the office made it even worse. The scheduler for the department was going through menopause and threatened to kill anyone that changed the thermostat. No one was willing to test her. A former Marine, Peg was still intimidating.

“Hey, Peg. What assignment do you have for me?”

“Abby.” She smiled, waving her to a chair. “A Marine. He’s still enlisted but needs therapy. He broke an arm and both legs and is still recovering from being thrown from an explosion. Had to have surgery on one leg and his arm. He’s being allowed to do therapy at home as long as we can find a live in therapist. You know we’re full up right now. We have been since this damn war started. He’s well enough to go home, but not fit enough to return to active duty. The board decided to have the outreach program fill the gap.”

Abby nodded. The hospital and the foster care center always seemed to be full. Different faces, but always full of injured soldiers, sailors, air men and Marines.

“Makes sense. Is he too far from the center to do therapy from here?”

“Yes and no. There’s really no one to bring him in daily, and he needs daily therapy. He lives far enough out that taking someone from the ranch would be a hardship for them. Not to mention the bouncing around on the roads would just undo all the good from each session. So, a live in is recommended for now until he improves.”

“I had wondered. How is his attitude toward therapy?”

“He’s on board with it. He wants to get better. It’s just not fast enough, so don’t let him rush it. I guarantee that he’ll try.” Peg laughed. “He’s a typical Marine.”

Abby got a sinking feeling in her stomach. She had a feeling she knew exactly who she would be working with.

“What is his name?”

“McGregor.”

Abby closed her eyes briefly and sighed.

“Liam.” She swallowed. “When do I start?”

Two Hearts One Stone

Two Hearts, Once Stone
by Leslie Scott
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Boots and Babies
Horse trainer Stone Dempsey’s life is all about the ride—with horses and women.
He uses his equine talents to impress the country club set and earn
money for Smoky Mountain Reining Horses. When his drug-addicted
sister deposits her sick baby on his doorstep, he’s suddenly
saddled with real responsibility.
Dr. Emmersyn Cole’s goal
of starting a practice in her favorite place on earth is finally
coming to fruition and she is not going to be sidetracked. Everything
is going great until Stone swaggers into her life, half-dressed with
a smile that could melt her insides. She’s determined to keep her
distance…until he rushes into her grandfather’s home, clutching a
feverish baby, terrified and vulnerable, and her heart’s hard shell
begins to crack.
In only a few short weeks, Stone’s wayward
heart suddenly relies on two women—one who needs him—and one that
he might not be able to live without.

Leslie Scott is an avid romance reader and writer, a PAN member of RWA, and
a homeschool mom to one gifted eleven year old. Her debut novel was
released in December of 2017. She spends her days (and most nights)
crafting sexy, drool worth heroes and sassy, opinionated heroines.
Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

Daredevil’s Mistress ~ Tour & Giveaway

Daredevil’s Mistress
Fire & Ice Book 1
by Charlene Namdhari
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Twenty-four-year-old
virgin Samantha Harman longs to escape her boring life and
overbearing father in South Africa. She gains temporary freedom when
she visits a friend’s ranch in Arizona. Her father’s price for
letting her go? Return to an arranged marriage. But an unexpected
attraction to a sexy cowboy is hard to fight and soon she’s in bed
with the devil.
Cody Bentley, a hardworking no-nonsense rancher, has been hurt before. To
him, women are wanton troublemakers out for gold. Then his sister’s
feisty friend comes for a visit and ensnares him in a white-hot
passion that threatens to melt the icy wall around his heart.
Will Samantha dare to defy her father’s demands and convince Cody to
take a chance on love?
Born and raised in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa and now living
in the City of Gold, Johannesburg, Charlene’s days are an energetic
mixture of a full time job, a wife and Mom to two beautiful
teenagers. She holds a Law Degree and is an avid events manager.
Believing writing is the wings to holistic escapism, she makes the time in her
busy schedule giving life to her dreams of bringing together passion
filled heroes and heroines in a happily ever after.
Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

Daredevil’s Mistress ~ Tour & Giveaway

Daredevil’s Mistress
Fire & Ice Book 1
by Charlene Namdhari
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Twenty-four-year-old
virgin Samantha Harman longs to escape her boring life and
overbearing father in South Africa. She gains temporary freedom when
she visits a friend’s ranch in Arizona. Her father’s price for
letting her go? Return to an arranged marriage. But an unexpected
attraction to a sexy cowboy is hard to fight and soon she’s in bed
with the devil.
Cody Bentley, a hardworking no-nonsense rancher, has been hurt before. To
him, women are wanton troublemakers out for gold. Then his sister’s
feisty friend comes for a visit and ensnares him in a white-hot
passion that threatens to melt the icy wall around his heart.
Will Samantha dare to defy her father’s demands and convince Cody to
take a chance on love?
Born and raised in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa and now living
in the City of Gold, Johannesburg, Charlene’s days are an energetic
mixture of a full time job, a wife and Mom to two beautiful
teenagers. She holds a Law Degree and is an avid events manager.
Believing writing is the wings to holistic escapism, she makes the time in her
busy schedule giving life to her dreams of bringing together passion
filled heroes and heroines in a happily ever after.
Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

Sweet Christmas Kisses 5

Sweet Christmas Kisses 5

Fill your holiday stocking with love and 9 sweet romance novellas, from USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and award-winning authors.

Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 brings you heartwarming contemporary romances that celebrate the joy of the season around the world, including in snowy Maine and the sun-kissed skies of Florida, the mountains of Colorado, small-town Illinois and South Carolina, New York to San Francisco, and even the glittering lights of Paris and the old-world charm of Florence. The Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 bundle features all-new, standalone novellas that will make you smile and fill your heart with the Christmas spirit.

Christmas With The Poker Group by Beate Boeker, USA Today Bestselling Author. After losing her beloved grandmother and getting dumped by her boyfriend, Sabrina is left feeling like Scrooge this Christmas. She makes a plan to survive the holidays in Florence, only to realize her grieving grandfather has a plan of his own. One that involves the crazy Mantoni family and the distractingly handsome man she’s determined to avoid. It’s beginning to look a lot like a tricky Christmas.

Christmas With The Carmichaels by Christine Bush, USA Today Bestselling Author. Widow and retiree Gabby is ready for a rocking chair. At least according to her daughter. Except maybe she’s not. After getting stranded in a Maine snowstorm with a silver-haired fox, Gabby might find the courage to say “yes” to life once more, and find a Christmas love she never expected.

The Mistletoe Bachelor Auction by Milou Koenings, USA Today bestselling author. When a supermodel with a string of bad news boyfriends “wins” a volunteer firefighter at a charity bachelor auction, Rose and Ryan might both discover they’ve found their perfect Christmas match. A fun and romantic holiday tale set in the fictional town of Green Pines, Illinois.

Sweet Peppermint Kisses by Josie Riviera, USA Today Bestselling Author. Sometimes the best gifts are hiding right under your Christmas tree. His emotions were once trampled flat. Can he throw his heart over the fence toward the ultimate Christmas gift—a future filled with love? A holiday tale about the healing power of love, set in the charming fictional town of Cherish, South Carolina.

Christmas In Paris by Roxanne Rustand, USA Today Bestselling Author. Kindergarten teacher Heather thought all her dreams were coming true—until she was jilted by her fiancé three months before their Christmas wedding. Since the honeymoon to Paris is already paid for, Heather determines to go sans groom and have a great time, no matter what. Love is not part of her travel plans, but when a handsome young doctor literally runs into her on the street, the magic of Christmas in Paris may cause a change of heart.

Second Chance Christmas by Kristin Wallace, USA Today Bestselling Author. Ten years ago, Mia Reynolds and Win Barrington spent one magical Christmas together—until lies and manipulation tore them apart, and left Mia to raise a daughter all on her own. Now, both are back in their hometown of Palm Cove, Florida just in time for the holidays. Once they uncover the truth about what happened, can Mia and Win rediscover love and celebrate a Second Chance Christmas with their daughter?

Ghosts From Christmas Past by Mary Alford, Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author. She was the love of his life, until a tragic accident on Christmas Eve left Charlotte Swenson in a coma. For eight years, Sheriff Dylan Parker of Bitter Creek, Colorado has held on to the hope that somehow his love will find a way back to him. And when Charlotte opens her eyes, just days before Christmas, Dylan can’t help but believe a holiday miracle may grant his every wish.

Christmas Pizza To The Rescue by Jean C. Gordon. When a freak winter storm strands them alone at the Team Macachek barracks in Central New York, champion motocross racer Royce Evans and out-of-work investigative reporter turned pizza deliverer Samantha Linder strike a bargain that benefits them both. But when it appears Sam has broken the agreement, will the spirit of Christmas be strong enough to save their blossoming holiday love?

The Love Clause by Liwen. Y. Ho. He needs a fake girlfriend to advance his career. She needs a pretend date to keep her mom off her case during the holidays. The solution to both of their problems? A contractual relationship with one clause: neither of them can fall in love. A Christmas tale set in romantic San Francisco that will cause this reluctant couple to rethink the “no love” clause.

 

All nine authors in this boxed set write sweet/wholesome romances and are members of Sweet Romance Reads, a group of authors whose books contain no sex, violence, or strong language. While the emotional stakes are high as the characters’ relationships grow, lovemaking is not described in these stories. Think movies rated G or PG. Therefore, Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 can be enjoyed by romance readers of any age.

Pull up a chair by a cozy fire, pour a cup of hot chocolate and allow these bestselling and award-winning authors to bring the holiday season alive as they warm your heart.

Purchase the book at your favorite online retailer:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Christmas-Kisses-Beate-Boeker-ebook/dp/B07FN4KVWP

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-christmas-kisses-5-beate-boeker/1129108167?ean=2940161987889

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sweet-christmas-kisses-5

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sweet-christmas-kisses-5/id1413284483

Connect with the Authors at Sweet Romance Reads:

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Facebook: http://facebook.com/SweetRomanceReads

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SweetRomanceRds

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/donnafaz/sweet-romance-reads/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/123223-sweet-romance-reads

Or connect with each of the Sweet Romance Reads Authors individually:

Beate Boeker

Beate Boeker is a USA Today bestselling author with a passion for books that brim over with mischief & humor. She writes sweet, sophisticated romantic fiction and cozy mysteries, many of them set in beautiful Italy. While “Boeker” means “books” in a German dialect, her first name Beate can be translated as “Happy” . . . and with a name that reads “Happy Books,” what else could she do but write novels with a happy ending?

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Beate-Boeker-153573758044433/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BeateBoeker

Website:  http://www.happybooks.de/

Newsletter:  http://www.happybooks.de/newsletter

 

Christine Bush

Christine Bush is an award-winning author of many sweet romances, mysteries, and novellas. When she’s not writing, she can be found teaching Psychology at a local college, working as a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, or (mostly) spending time with her twelve grandchildren.

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/christineabush

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Christine_Bush

Website:  http://christinebush.com

 

Jean C. Gordon

Award-winning sweet and inspirational author Jean C. Gordon writes what she knows best — small-town, happily-ever-afters set in, or with characters from, her native Upstate New York.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JeanCGordon.Author
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeanCGordon
Website: https://www.jeancgordon.com/
Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/t0d0w0

 

Milou Koenings

USA Today bestselling author Milou Koenings writes heartwarming romance novels because sweet stories with happy endings are like chocolate – they bring joy to the world and so make it a better place. She’s lived all over the world, working as an editor and newspaper columnist, but loves staying home with her family most of all. She’s the author of the Green Pines Romance series.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MilouKoenings

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MilouKoenings

Website:  https://www.miloukoenings.com

Newsletter: http://miloukoenings.com/Newsletter

 

 

Josie Riviera

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

 

Website: http://josieriviera.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Josie.Riviera/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josieriviera…

 

 

Roxanne Rustand

USA Today bestselling author Roxanne Rustand is the author of thirty-five traditionally published novels, plus four indie novels. She was a Golden Heart finalist twice, and a Golden Heart winner in 1995. She has won two RT Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and was nominated for an RT Magazine Career Achievement Award. Her earlier books were secular, but she now writes sweet indie romance, and inspirational romance for Love Inspired.

 

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Roxanne.Rustand

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RoxanneRustand

Website:  http://www.roxannerustand.com

Newsletter:  http://roxannerustand.com/newsletter-signup

 

Kristin Wallace

Kristin Wallace is a USA Today bestselling author of inspirational, contemporary and women’s fiction filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith.” Her popular series include the Covington Falls Chronicles and Shellwater Key Tales.

 

Facebook:  http://facebook.com/KristinWallaceAuthor

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/KWallaceAuthor

Website:  http://kristinwallaceauthor.com

Newsletter: https://www.instafreebie.com/free/wMWhn

 

Mary Alford

Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author Mary Alford was inspired to become a writer after reading such romantic suspense greats as Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney. Creating characters and throwing them into dangerous situations that test their faith was a challenge, but 2012 Mary received “the call” to publish her first book — a dream come true. Today, Mary writes Christian romantic suspense, and small-town contemporary romances.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaryAlfordAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/maryalford13
Website: http://maryalford.net

Liwen Y. Ho

Liwen Y. Ho writes sweet and inspirational romance infused with heart, humor, and a taste of home (her Asian roots). She lives in California with her family and blogs about life as a recovering perfectionist.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2square2behip/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/2square2behip
Website: http://www.2square2behip.com/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bt2nEL