BLOG TOUR – BOOK REVIEW/GIVEAWAY – To Dare a SEAL – Sara Jane Stone

To Dare a SEAL

4 STARS!

A fun, sexy read!  The characters feel real and make you want to like them.  By the first couple of chapters, you are pulling for them to get together.  The one thing I wasn’t enthralled by, were all of the descriptive scenes that they imagined doing to each other.  After a hot scene, I want to see how they interact and whether they’re going to admit their feelings, etc. … not have them be abruptly pulled back into real life and out of their head.  It was still a very enjoyable book, I just would have given it 5 Stars if I hadn’t disliked that aspect of how it was written.

Jack Barnes, US Navy SEAL, is on leave to be best man at his fellow SEAL Cade’s wedding in Vegas.  He’s marrying Lucia, who is the little sister to Natalie Lewis, the bartender at Bottoms Up that Jack has been crushing on for years.

When Natalie overhears a bet made between Jack & his brothers and fellow SEAL’s about whether he can get her into his bed during the trip to Vegas, she decides to set him up.  She’s going to do the seducing, and then walk away before falling into his bed.  Only it doesn’t exactly turn out that way.

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Book Title: To Dare a SEAL
Author: Sara Jane Stone
Release Date: 11/16/15
Genre: Contemporary Romance (HOT)
Tour Host: DRC Promotions

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Playing best man in his teammate’s Las Vegas wedding is not U.S. Navy SEAL Jack Barnes’ idea of a vacation—especially when the maid-of-honor is the one woman who knows how to push his buttons. Now his teammates are taking bets on whether he’ll end up in the fiery bartender’s bed. Not one to turn away from a challenge, Jack vows to seduce Natalie Lewis. And he’ll do so on his terms—demanding complete control.

The tantalizing SEAL may have a hand-over-your-panties smile and a body she’d love to explore, but there’s no way Natalie’s falling into his bed. No, she’s going to get revenge. After bringing Jack to his knees with a series of Sin City dares, she’ll walk away. It’s the perfect plan—until it backfires. Beneath his devil-may-care attitude, Jack’s unbridled desire proves irresistible. But he also requires the one thing Natalie can’t give. Control.

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The first book in the sexy new Sin City SEALs series by Sara Jane Stone!

He can resist everything…except her.

For the first time in her life, art therapist Lucia Lewis is ready to live. And the masquerade ball in Las Vegas is just the place to find a ridiculously hot guy to complete her wicked to-do list. The only rule? Her elegant Venetian mask-which conceals the scars that have always held her back from the life she deserves-stays on.

Navy SEAL Cade Daniels heads to Vegas on a mission to keep his best friend’s little sister out of trouble. Except the woman he’s sent to find is all heat and flame…and perfectly capable of handling herself. And him. But the moment Lucia’s mask slips, the need to heal her, body and soul, is complete and absolute temptation.

But revealing himself could cost him the one thing he isn’t willing to risk…his heart.

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After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream-writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at www.sarajanestone.com or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone.

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DUAL BOOK TOUR – Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria James AND Kissing Her Crush by Ophelia London

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Falling For Her Enemy

Falling for Her Enemy
Still Harbor #2

By: Victoria James

Releasing November 9, 2015
Entangled Bliss

Blurb

Falling for Her Enemy: Still Harbor #2 by Victoria James

 She’s falling for the one man who could destroy everything…

Alex McAllister always dreamed of a life filled with the laughter and love of a family, but being abandoned at a young age left her wary of letting anyone in. Now that she’s settled in Still Harbor, Alex struggles between keeping her distance and the magnetic pull of the handsome stranger who claims he’s the biological father of her adopted daughter.

Hayden Brooks never wanted to be a father. Long hours spent building his family’s real estate empire suits him just fine. But when he discovers an ex put the baby he unknowingly fathered up for adoption, his world crumbles. He tracks the child to Still Harbor with the intention of bringing her home—and comes face to face with his daughter’s stunning adoptive mother.

The paternity test is in. And Hayden’s about to make the most shocking decision of his life, just in time for Christmas…

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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26173418-falling-for-her-enemy?ac=1

Goodreads Series Link:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/156171-still-harbor

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5 STARS!

Definitely a pulls-at-your-heartstrings kind of read!  Loved it!  I couldn’t figure out whether to love Hayden or hate him, but there were just too many lovable moments and I admit it, I was weak and let him weasle his way into my heart. 🙂

Hayden Brooks is minding his own business being his typical workaholic self, when his world is blown away.  A one night stand from years prior shows up at his door to announce he’s a Dad … of a 6 year old daughter that she put up for adoption when she was born.

Alexandra McAllister gets her own shock when she gets notified that there’s a man claiming possible paternity to her daughter.

Hayden comes to Still Harbor to meet Alex and try to convince her to let him have a DNA test done on Cassy.  They spend time together on several occasions to get to know each other.  They start to feel like true family outings.

When the paternity test results come back just in time for Christmas, what will happen to the feelings Hayden and Alex are having for each other, and will Cassy have a new Dad, but lose her Mom?

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Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.

Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after’s for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she’s quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.

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Kissing Her Crush

Kissing Her Crush
Sugar City #2

By: Ophelia London

Releasing November 9, 2015
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Blurb

Kissing Her Crush: Sugar City #2 by Ophelia London

 He’s sweet trouble…

 Natalie Holden wants three things: To be the best chocolate chemist in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to prove her chocolate recipe can help teenage depression, and to get over gorgeous Luke Elliott, the guy she’s had a crush on since birth. Unfortunately, he’s the microbiologist set to debunk her chocolate study. And, of course, he looks more delicious than ever!

Luke Elliott is still bitter over his divorce. Work is his passion now, and landing a huge promotion is just what he needs. What he doesn’t need is a crackpot trying to prove that chocolate cures depression. The last thing he expects is for the crackpot to be Natalie Holden—his “what if” girl from high school—or that she’d still tempt the hell out of him.

They may not see eye-to-eye on her project, but they can’t deny the explosive chemistry that keeps pulling them together. Even when it risks their jobs and the very different futures they both want…
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26087184-kissing-her-crush

Goodreads Series Link:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/133704-sugar-city

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Kissing Her Crush

4 STARS!

A fun read!

Natalie Holden is over the moon because she just got approved for a grant to test her pet project!  Making a secret recipe for chocolate that will help teenage depression has been her passion for awhile now.  She heads to a restaurant to meet her family to celebrate, and runs into Luke Elliott.  She’s had a crush on him for like forever, but he moved away and got married years ago.

Luke is begrudgingly in town for a job.  He hasn’t lived in Hershey, PA for years and he doesn’t miss it.  He’s been divorced for a couple of years now, and when he sees Natalie across the room, he does a double take.  When her family is running late, he joins her and they have dinner with nice conversation and lots of flirting.  But towards the end, a revelation is made that puts a damper on their reunion.  Luke is the person sent by NIH to oversee and observe her project to make sure everything is above board.

They butt heads over just about everything, but they also can’t seem to resist each other.  Over the next few days, they keep sneaking off to have time together and grow closer.  Will Luke still make a hasty retreat when all is said and done, or will he and Natalie have a future together?

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USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters she writes. Ophelia is the author of AIMEE & THE HEARTTHROB; DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; the Abby Road series; Perfect Kisses series; Sugar City series; and the brand new cozy mystery CHALK LINES & LIPSTICK. Visit all her books HERE, but don’t call when The Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on. #paceylove

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BOOK TOUR – BOOK REVIEW / GIVEAWAY – Guarding Sophie – Julie Brannagh

Guarding Sophie

4 STARS!

Kyle Carlson and Sophie Hayes went to high school together in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  They both had a little crush on each other in school, but nothing ever came of it.  They haven’t seen each other for years when they run into each other at Sophie’s job in Noel, Washington.

Kyle is a wide receiver for the Seattle Sharks and needs some quiet space for awhile, so he came to Noel for some time away.  Sophie ran away from her old life and has been living in Noel for a few months now.  She’s acting afraid and Kyle wants to get to the bottom of it and see how he can help her.

As their time together has them growing closer, will Sophie be able to relax and enjoy her life again?  And when her past comes back to haunt her, will Kyle be able to keep her safe and secure them having a future?

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Guarding Sophie
Love and Football #5.5   

By: Julie Brannagh
Releasing November 10, 2015
Avon Impulse

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Seattle Sharks wide receiver Kyle Carlson needs to escape and Noel, Washington, is the perfect place for him to do it and figure out his next step. He likes the seclusion and predictability of the small town…until the biggest surprise of his life turns up in the local grocery store.

Sophie Hayes has her own reasons for disappearing without a trace and moving to Noel. This mountain town makes her feel safe for the first time in a long time. But her quiet routine is threatened when Kyle walks back into her life. Growing up in the same Florida town, she always had a little thing for the sexy football player. This tie to her old life, though, could mean she has to run again, even if her heart wants to stay.

When the reason she fled shows up in Noel, Kyle and Sophie, with a little extra help from his teammates, must decide to stay and fight for the life, and love, they’ve found together.


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Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/112833-love-and-football

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Kyle Carlson wore sunglasses, but they were no match for the brilliance of Noel, Washington’s late-spring sunshine. Noel was a mountain pass and a ninety-minute drive away from his life in Seattle. The small town was the perfect place to get lost for a while.

He shielded his eyes with one hand as the real estate agent and interior decorator he’d hired drifted into view. The real estate agent held out a shiny new set of house keys to him.

“It’s all yours, Kyle. Congratulations.”

“Thanks,” he said. “Everything’s ready to go?”

“Of course,” the decorator said. “You wanted simple but comfortable and earth tones. I hope you’ll love it. If you have questions or need anything else, please give me a call right away.” She dug into what Kyle knew was an expensive designer handbag and extended her brightly-patterned business card to him. “Thank you for the business and enjoy.”

“Take a look inside,” the real estate agent said. “I think you’ll love it.”

“I’ll do that,” Kyle said. “Thanks again.”

The real estate agent and interior designer shook hands with him and got into their car. He raised a hand in farewell as they followed the winding, narrow road back to downtown Noel, I-90 and civilization as quickly as possible.

Kyle longed for privacy like other people wanted drugs or alcohol. He hadn’t always been so anti-social. The past seven years of dealing with scores of family members, “friends” and others who thought he was their personal ATM machine since he was drafted into the NFL had finally taken its toll. He realized that his profession didn’t really lend itself to anonymity. Maybe he should have become a plumber or an auto mechanic instead of the starting wide receiver for the world champion Seattle Sharks. If he’d had a more unobtrusive life, he’d go to work from seven to four or so, go home, put his feet up, have a beer and quit worrying about the problems that came when one was lucky enough to earn a staggering income for catching a football six months a year.

Kyle walked up the front path and climbed two stairs to the A-line’s wraparound front porch. The front door of his new cabin was hardwood inlaid with baguettes of beveled, leaded glass. Two stories featured floor-to-ceiling windows that looked out over a view of blue skies, puffy white clouds, and endless evergreens. Instead of the rustic, unfinished structure most people would imagine when hearing the word “cabin”, his new place was as luxurious as the stylish Seattle hotel he’d just checked out of. It was also the perfect place to hide out for a couple of months.

He stepped over the threshold of the cabin he’d spent a shocking amount of money on and took a deep breath. Sun-warmed, lemon-scented air surrounded him. The front door shut behind him as he glanced around.

The floors were hardwood. The furnishings were earth tones, man-sized, with a few brightly colored accents to draw the eye.  A gas fireplace with a stone surround dominated most of one wall in the living room. A long staircase led to a loft that overlooked the first story and three bedrooms. He’d thought long and hard about the extra two bedrooms before buying the place. If he had nowhere for anyone else to sleep, they’d be a lot less likely to visit, which worked for him.

He let out a contented sigh as he realized the only sound was his breathing. He’d bought the house in the name of a trust his family and friends knew nothing about. He’d moved out of his huge house in Newcastle two days ago and used the proceeds from its sale to fund the house he was currently standing in and a one-bedroom condo in a Bellevue high rise, also in the name of the trust.  It was his choice who found out where he was and what he was doing from now on.

He’d have almost two months of solitude before training camp started. He couldn’t wait.

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USA Today Bestselling Author, Julie Brannagh has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She lives in a small town near Seattle, where she once served as a city council member and owned a yarn shop. She shares her home with a wonderful husband, two uncivilized Maine Coons and a rambunctious chocolate Lab.

When she’s not writing, she’s reading, or armchair-quarterbacking her favorite NFL team from the comfort of the family room couch. Julie is a Golden Heart finalist and the author of contemporary sports romances.

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

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BLOG TOUR – BOOK REVIEW/EXCERPT/GIVEAWAY – Blindsided – Jami Davenport

Blind Sided

5 STARS!

Loved this book!  I hadn’t read any of the previous ones in the Game On in Seattle series yet, but you don’t need to in order to enjoy this one.  It’s a totally stand alone story.  Really enjoyed getting to know the characters and falling in love with them.  Tanner is one of those guys you love to hate at times, but when you get to the parts where you can see down deep inside him, he becomes attached to your heart!  I will definitely be going back to read those earlier books to see who else I can notch on my bedpost. 🙂

Emma Maxwell is one of four daughters of once big time rock legends.  She’s the good girl of the family who always does the right thing.  Except on Wednesday nights when she’s been sneaking around to have a blast on stage singing Karaoke, regardless of a “never going to sing” pact she has had for years with her sisters.

Tanner Wolfe is the bad boy Quarterback of the Seattle Steelheads.  Emma has been crushing on him for years, but is always too shy to have much to say to him when he’s hanging around with her sister Izzy who he’s good friends with.  When he’s out for a quiet good time, hoping not to catch the attention of his new team owners, he runs into her at the casino where she’s singing.  One thing leads to another and they have a moment.  Then all hell breaks loose and a short time later, they find themselves temporarily married.

They find themselves enjoying each other and married life alot, and as Tanner calms down and concentrates on football, his game starts to improve and his career is looking up.  Will the marriage stay temporary, or will the fact that they are falling in love change the outcome?

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doting aunt, and a dedicated employee in the family party-crashing business.
Every Wednesday night at Karaoke, she indulges in her secret fantasy of being a
singer. Yet the thrill of being on stage doesn’t rival the thrill of a
spontaneous liaison with the delectable, yet downtrodden, quarterback of the
Seattle Steelheads, Tanner Wolfe, Emma’s long-time crush.
Tanner didn’t see it coming–not any
of it. He was blindsided–by his dysfunctional family, his plummeting career,
and the one thing he least expected–by love. After photos with Emma go viral,
Tanner is caught in a lie and tells a bigger one to get out of it. Now he’s
shoulder-pads deep in a temporary marriage while struggling to resurrect his
disastrous career and reunite his broken family. As time passes, Tanner begins
to wonder if temporary is good enough, but he’s made a promise to Emma, one
which has nothing to do with marriage vows and everything to do with her
Nashville singing career and the end of their relationship.
Will Tanner and Emma take the ball
and drive for the win, or will they be permanently relegated to the sidelines
as the clock runs out on their temporary marriage?
 
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“Whose idiot idea was it for us to come to the casino on karaoke night?” Tanner groused. He’d already lost too much money playing a couple rounds of blackjack so gambling was out but so was calling it a night. Tanner didn’t want to go home either.

“Yours,” Hunter, Cam, and Grady answered at the same time.

“Oh,” Tanner sighed and studied the bar menu, suddenly hungry.

“Hey,” Grady tugged on his sleeve and pointed with his finger, “isn’t that your brother’s fiancée?”

Tanner snapped his head around so fast he almost got whiplash. The lady in question stood on a dark stage under a spotlight, a microphone grasped in her hand. Rubbing the back of his neck, Tanner squinted into the lights of the small stage.

“Holy crap,” he said under his breath. His dick hardened in record time. The woman in question wore a tight pink top showing a liberal amount of tasty cleavage and a swishy, mid-thigh skirt. Her honey blond hair spilled over her shoulders and down her back. A very nice back and even nicer ass, he noted, as she bent down to pick up the mic. She wasn’t tall, but she was just his size with those long, long legs which stretched to heaven and back.

All kinds of wicked scenarios designed to piss off his brother played through his mind. He couldn’t imagine why Avery would be here dressed like that without his overbearing ass of a brother stuck to her side. They must have had a fight. Maybe they broke up, making her ripe for rebound sex. Or maybe—

Tanner frowned. Something wasn’t quite right.

“Shit,” he swore under his breath. Tanner noticed details, a talent which had made him an elite college quarterback able to read defenses with a glance. Sadly, that particular talent hadn’t helped him in the pros—yet.

No, that delectable vixen on stage wasn’t Avery, but Emma, the sweet twin sister. Tanner leaned forward and licked his lips. Emma? Dressed like that?

Damn, she was the hottest woman in here.

He shook his head, pretty sure the world might be coming to an end any minute. Considering Izzy was one of his closest friends, he knew the sisters pretty well and Bella really well; actually maybe too well because his brief involvement with Bella had created tension between Izzy and him. He hated that.

Tanner watched mesmerized as usually quiet, buttoned-up Emma morphed into a hot, sultry siren. She sang and danced on stage like a pro, reminding him she’d been raised with music in her life because of her parents’ status as two-hit wonders. Emma’s party-crashing side job most likely contributed to her stage presence. In their teens, the sisters had literally sung for their supper by crashing parties in order to get their next meal. They were so good at taking a dud party and turning it into a success, they started a party crashing business, which he understood was becoming quite lucrative.

Hell, he’d even paid them to crash one of his parties—yet he’d never noticed Emma in stage mode before, maybe because he’d been too busy screwing Bella in a closet.

He ran his hand through his hair and groaned. He noticed her now, and he was torn between covering her up with his jacket and taking off the clothes she had on.

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BLOG TOUR – BOOK REVIEW/GIVEAWAY – Seized By Love – Melissa Foster

Seized By Love

5 STARS!

If you read the Seaside Summers series by Melissa Foster, you will recognize Lizzie Barber and Blue Ryder.  I didn’t read the previous series, but didn’t have any trouble at all following this book and falling in love with these characters.  It’s well written and draws you in very easily, so you’re turning page after page waiting to see what’s going to happen.  You might even find yourself cursing at Blue a bit like I did, but I soon loved him again, so no worries. 🙂

Lizzie Barber owns her own flower shop, P-town Petals, in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  What no one knows about her, is she secretly does a hot web series on the side to earn money to pay for her little sister’s education.

Blue Ryder has been trying to get Lizzie to go on a date with him ever since he met her a year ago.  She likes him and finds him hard to resist, but doesn’t think it’s fair to start a relationship with him when she has this secret life.  She finally gives in and goes on a couple of dates with him, but when they start to get serious about each other, she feels the need to come clean with him.

When her secret life as the Naked Baker is revealed, she has to try to pick up the pieces and move forward.  Will Blue be able to understand why she didn’t tell him about it from the beginning?  Will her friend and family get over it?

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Seized By Love
Love In Bloom #29: The Ryders #1
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing October 28, 2015
World Literary Press

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You fell in love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.

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Author Info

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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RELEASE BLITZ – BOOK REVIEW/GIVEAWAY – Dream Caller – Michelle Sharp

Dream Caller

4 STARS!

This one picks up just days after where Protecting the Dream ended.  Jordan Delany, a St. Louis Narcotics Detective is still on vacation, while her boyfriend Ty McGee, an officer with Longdale Police Department has just gotten called back in off of vacation because a murder has occurred.

Jordan is still trying to get used to the fact that she and Ty are living together now  She’s still hoping that he doesn’t one day wake up and realize that her weird dream situation is too much for him.  She’s relieved he was called out on this case because she woke up after seeing another murder happen in her dream.

Ty has been partnered with Missouri Highway Patrol Detective, Isobel Riley, for his murder investigation.  As soon as he sees her, he knows it’s going to cause a problem with Jordan.  When she stops by the station to bring him lunch and sees Issy flirting, she sees red.  Wait until she puts two and two together and realizes they are ex-lovers!  It makes for some heated fights, and hot make-up sex!

Jordan will also find out more of her father’s history when her friend/boss Ted, from the task force she was previously working on, drops in with some files and info for her.  And when she drops by the station again to see Ty, she catches a glimpse of his murder suspect … and realizes it’s his case she’s been dreaming about!  Will she tell Ty what she saw?

** Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

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About Dream Caller:

Jordan Delany and Tyler McGee return in this newest steamy, suspense-filled novel in Sharp’s Dream Seeker series releasing October 27, 2015 that will leave readers anxiously wanting more with each turn of the page.

Title: Dream Caller
Author: Michelle Sharp
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Series: Dream Seeker #3
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Length: 188 Pages
ISBN: 9780996739504

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Jordan and Ty are finally together, as in living together—mortgage and all. Now they intend to enjoy a little down time. They’ve purchased an aging horse ranch with plans to renovate, but their domestic bliss is put on hold when Ty is called in to investigate a murder case.

Coincidentally, an unusually graphic nightmare about a young college student’s murder catches Jordan by surprise. In the dream, Jordan can see the girl’s pretty blonde hair. She can see the snowy ravine the girl was strangled in. Most shockingly, this time she can even see the killers face.

Being at home and still on vacation is making it challenging to figure out how to connect with this latest victim, until Jordan visits Ty’s precinct and recognizes a young man in interrogation as the murderer.

When Ty insists the suspect is innocent, Jordan debates just how far into Ty’s career she can interfere. Influencing another cop’s investigation on the basis of a dream is a line she’s never dared to cross. Even if the other cop is the man she loves.

Making the situation all the more frustrating is the sexy, red-headed Isobel Riley from Missouri Highway Patrol who is partnering with Ty for the duration of the case. And Isobel is a lot more than a mere detective consultant—she’s Ty’s ex-lover.

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About Michelle Sharp:

Award-winning author, Michelle Sharp, has been nominated for a 2014 National Readers Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense and Best First Book. In addition, her debut novel Dream Huntress has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Daphne Du Maurier award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense. Although she has a degree in Journalism from Southern Illinois University, she finds weaving tales of danger, deception, and love much preferable to reporting the cold, hard facts.

As most authors probably are, she is an avid reader. Growing up in St. Louis has made her a die-hard Cardinals fan, and having a child with Down Syndrome has made her passionate about any issue regarding special needs kiddos. She’s also a fairly big sucker when it comes to anything with fur or feathers. Michelle is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and Missouri Romance Writers. You can learn more about her at michellesharpbooks.com.

Connect with her on:  Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Goodreads
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RELEASE BLAST/BOOK REVIEW/GIVEAWAY – Wishes for Christmas – Fern Michaels

Wishes for Christmas

4 STARS!

This book is broken into 3 parts.  They each tell their own story, but there is some connection of characters along the way.  I found the first part to be hard to follow, but the 2nd two parts were good and had a nice story to each of them.

And the Angels Sing
This part of the book isn’t exactly easy to follow.  I think there’s a lot of backstory in previous books about a Sisterhood, that probably have you knowing about each character, but in this particular one, they are a group of middle aged to older women and men who refer to each other as “Sisters” and “the boys”.  They team up to help Maggie do a good deed for something she feels guilty about doing or not doing in the past.  They track down a former teacher of Maggie’s and set about making her dreams come true through helping the less fortunate.

Naughty or Nice
This part centers around Teresa Amelia Loudenberry, Toots to her family and friends. and around those near and dear to her.  They are preparing for Charleston’s annual holiday showcase of historical homes.  When something arises surrounding one of the decorators working on her daughter’s home, they all rally around to help out and find some answers for this woman and her 3 kids.

A Golden Tree
This part centers around Holly Simmons and her families Inn.  She hires on a temporary assistant to help with the holiday rush.  Both of their grandfathers have recently gone to live at the Haven, where strange things are happening.  We see Toots and her friend Sophie pop up in this book to help investigate the Haven.

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WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS
Fern Michaels
Releasing Oct 27th, 2015
Kensington Books

 

New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels brings together the beloved
heroines from two celebrated series—the Sisterhood and the Godmothers—for a
holiday to remember…
This Christmas, instead of finding
and punishing bad guys, all Maggie Spritzer wants is to bring a little more joy
to the world—especially to a beloved teacher from her past. And as the
Sisterhood unites to find her, they learn that no holiday treat is as
fulfilling as giving to others…
Meanwhile, with a little help from
the other Godmothers, Toots Loudenberry is preparing for Charleston’s annual
holiday showcase of historic homes. But when the Godmothers sense trouble with
one of the decorators, they must tackle a mystery and hope for a happy ending…
When Sisters and Godmothers unite,
the result is a warm and wonderful holiday—with a special touch of magic…
 
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 FERN MICHAELS is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling
author of the Sisterhood and Godmothers series, and dozens of other novels and
novellas. There are over seventy-five million copies of her books in print.
Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her
hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across
the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South
Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret. Visit her
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BLOG TOUR – BOOK REVIEW/GIVEAWAY – Dirty English – Ilsa Madden-Mills

Dirty English

5 STARS!

A hot fighter … a damaged girl … lust at first site!  I didn’t want to put the book down, and once I got to the end, I still wanted more.  I adored Elizabeth & Declan!  A broken bird who hides away from human contact on a regular basis, lets in the British badass who should scare her just by the sight of his muscled, tattooed body.

Elizabeth Bennett is moving into an off-campus apartment as she is just about to start her Junior year at college.  She has her two best friends from high school that she interacts with a lot, but other than that, she goes to class, studies hard, works part time at the bookstore, and comes home.  She is haunted by her past, and wants her future to be laid out in her terms.  She chooses what she does, who she talks to, how she does it, and when she walks away.

Declan Blay has just moved in across the hall from her.  Originally from London, he & his brother moved to live with the father they barely knew in their pre-teen years.  Declan is ready to finish up his Senior year and get on with his life so he can stop hearing his father try to tell him what to do.

Elizabeth & Declan meet at a frat party that her friends managed to drag her to.  There’s instant attraction, but they manage to get pulled to different sections of the house until Declan sees her getting upset and rushes to her rescue.  They become friends and try to fight their attraction.  As they grow closer and reveal their pasts to each other, then share one night of hot sex, will they decide they have a future or will Elizabeth stick to her vow to walk away after one night?

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One night of unbridled passion.

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she’s smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She’s learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end.

But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex.

A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’s supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window.

She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more.

With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever.

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.

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“Come to my apartment and spend the night with me.” I touched his face, my fingers stroking the softness of his sensuous lips. “Just one night and we can make this shitty world disappear.”

He exhaled. “A one-night stand?”

“Yeah.”

He cupped my chin. “Someone hurt you, didn’t they?”

My lips tightened. No one at Whitman knew about Colby except for Shelley and Blake, and I sure as hell wasn’t telling him. He’d judge me like everyone else had in Petal, North Carolina. “That’s none of your business.”

“I see.” His eyes searched mine until I felt like a bug under a microscope. “What if I wanted more than just one night?”

“Then your hands can let go of my hips now.”

He removed his hands slowly, the tips of his fingers grazing mine. “This may surprise you, but I don’t sleep with every girl I kiss.”

I’d been rejected. Again. “Blake said you got around, that you used—”

“And you believed him?” His voice was incredulous. “Dude is in love with you and he saw exactly how we looked at each other tonight—”

“Looked at each other? What are you talking about? You refused to dance with me and then you ran off with your girlfriend. Not to mention I just kissed you and you didn’t even care.” I threw my hands up.

“I wanted to fuck you the minute you walked in that party,” he snapped.

“Then why don’t you,” I bit out, tossing back my shoulders.

“You think you want me?” he said tightly. “You can’t handle me, Elizabeth. I can see it in your eyes. You’re scared of something, maybe not me, but something.”

My eyes went to his black eye.

He let out a harsh laugh. “Ah, that’s what you’re afraid of. You want the real truth? You told me tonight you didn’t like violence, but I’m an arsehole who uses his fists. That’s who I am.”

“What do you mean?”

His gaze was intense, dark and low, his face struggling as he fought to find the right words. “I’m in a fight club for money. I show up at warehouses and fight other blokes. Sometimes I beat them so bad they need medical attention. A few times, I’ve been beat to unconsciousness. I’m everything you need to stay away from.”

I inhaled, anger and lust and excitement all riding me. Anger that he was pushing me away, lust for the alpha male in him, and God help me, the fighting thing repelled me and excited me at the same time. “I don’t want to stay away from you. I want you to fuck me and stop making excuses for why you can’t.”

My words seemed to snap his taut restraint.

He pulled me back in his arms, his lips fusing with mine unerringly. His tongue plundered me in a sensual way my body had craved for years. I wrapped my arms around his neck, my anger morphing into all-out desire as he turned us and pressed me against the wall.

Yes, yes, this is what I craved.

A passion to remind me that I was real, not just some sad excuse of a girl who chose to exist on scraps of love.

Before I knew it, he’d shoved my robe off, his hands sculpting my shoulders, massaging them as he ravaged my mouth. I reveled in the warmth of his hand on my neck as his mouth skated down, kissing the hollows of my throat, sucking on my collarbone.

“Like this?” he asked, his voice dark and gravelly. “You want me to take you up against this wall?”

“Yes,” I moaned. Gone. Past caring as long as he kept his hands on me.

Out of control, my brain whispered, but I beat back the dark warnings as his warm hand found my breast and squeezed, his fingers rolling my nipple between his thumb and forefinger.

I gasped in pleasure and arched my back to get closer to his body, ignoring the fear that pricked at the surface.

The rules girl in my head stamped her foot and yelled at me. I ignored her.

But even if I wanted to stop right now, I couldn’t. My tongue tangled wildly with his, my hands pulled at his hair, spurring him on, his hand palming my breast and then tugging. Sharp sensations of need went straight to my core.

“Is this what you want? Something quick where we just take what we want and forget each other the next day?”

No. Not that. Not like the way he said it, like it was something dirty.

“Yes, like that,” I whispered against his shoulder, my mouth on his skin, tasting him as my teeth bit down.

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About the Author

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She’s addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she’s a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education.

When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.

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BLOG TOUR FINALE – If Not for a Bee – Carol Ross

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Grand Finale for
If Not for a Bee
By Carol Ross

Did you miss any of the posts or fabulous reviews from this tour?
If you did, go back and check them all out now!

Launch – Interview

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

We all wrestle with challenges of one kind or another. Aidan, Janie and her boys, Gareth and Reagan all struggle with adversity in some form. I think it’s important to face your fears, fight them, smother them, whatever it takes. There is a way to figure out how to work through them. I hope that If Not for a Bee shows how even the most seemingly impossible obstacle can be scaled.

Katie’s Clean Book Collection – How it All Came to Bee

In my mind, Shay James, heroine from A Case for Forgiveness (book #2), was already telling me her story so I wrote that one first. Janie also happens to be Shay’s cousin and best friend and plays a small part in that story, too. So by the time I started writing If Not for a Bee much of it was already buzzing around (sorry, I just can’t seem to stop the bee puns) in my head. I think this is largely because Janie’s character was already so well-formed she was like a real person to me. Like a sister. Still, I was surprised at how this book flowed like nothing I’ve ever written before. Not so surprising was the fact that Janie turned out to be a lot like my sister; a woman whose devotion to those she loves does the words “mother,” “daughter,” and “sister” proud.

Zerina Blossom’s Books – Ten Books that Hooked Me by the First Page and Never (Ever) Let Go

I’ve heard time again over the years that in order to be an effective writer you must also be a reader. I always thought, well, good at least I’ve got part of it down. Now that I am an author, I truly see the importance. And, like most authors I know, I never seem to have enough time to read. So I make time—I ruthlessly carve out time. I will sacrifice sleep, outings with friends, housework (is that a sacrifice?) meals (okay, maybe not meals). But you get my meaning. I love to read. And I love to talk about books.

“If you enjoy heartwarming stories about family, overcoming loss and learning to live again, this one is not to be missed!”

The Power of Words – Review

“There’s a surprising amount of character depth in this story, which added richness to the narrative – and we also learn about bees through Aidan’s native-bee-population study. All of the main characters faced adversity in some form, physical or emotional, and this is something to which any reader can relate. . . . If Not for a Bee is a very satisfying romance and I look forward to more from Carol Ross. Recommended.”

“You will love the way the story unfolds and how sweet the story and characters are. I will probably go back to read the other two though I already know who ends up with whom. 🙂 It’s all good. If you need a quick, cute romance, check this one out!”

underneath the covers – Dating in the Extreme – Rankins Style

With its rugged countryside and dramatic seasonal changes, dating in Alaska can present some interesting challenges, or unique opportunities, depending on your point of view. Each book in my Seasons of Alaska series highlights some of these circumstances.

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Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima – What’s Your Bee Story?

There are certain critters that in spite of their diminutive stature, never fail to strike fear in the hearts of even the bravest among us – snakes, spiders, rats, bats. I’ve even seen people get the

heebie-jeebies over cockroaches and ants. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything that induces sheer terror quite the way a bee does.

deal sharing aunt – Interview

5. What do you think makes a good story?

Characters. Not surprisingly, I tend to fall in love with characters (my own and those from my favorite books). My favorite characters are relatable ones, flawed people with good hearts who want to do the right things.

“Readers will love the easily relatable characters and touching and uplifting story of overcoming hard things in life and learning to love and forgive. The third installment of the Seasons of Alaska series will not disappoint readers. In fact,If Not for a Bee is the type of book readers will want to curl up and read over and over again.”

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3. What writing projects are you currently working on? What can you tell us about these projects?

I just finished a Thanksgiving short story for Harlequin that will be available as a free read some time in November. The story is set in Rankins, but with some never-before-seen characters that I love. Oh, and a dog! Book four in the Seasons of Alaska series, A Family Like Hannah’s is finished and will be out February 1st. I’m hoping that readers will be excited to learn that Hannah, Shay’s sister in A Case for Forgiveness is getting her own story. Excited to be working on a proposal now for some new Heartwarming books.

Chill Reviews – Review

“Janie learned to see beyond their pain and see that sometimes an outsider can see things that you can’t when you’re in the thick of things. I think you all would enjoy this feel good romance. It is a part of a series but I did not feel like I was missing anything.”

Wishful Endings – Ten Things I’ve Learned (and Love) About Alaska

“Have you ever lived in Alaska?”After writing four books and a short story for the Seasons of Alaska series this is a question I’ve heard often. As well as, “I want to live in Rankins.” Both make my heart soar with joy. Because to me this means I’m getting certain things right. Important things. All of the Seasons of Alaska stories are set in the remote town of Rankins. And while the town might be fictional, I’ve done my best to keep the essence of Alaska accurate.

If Not for a BeeIf Not for a Bee
(Seasons of Alaska #3)
by Carol Ross
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 206 Pages
October 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

You can’t always play it safe

With four sons dependent on her, Janie Everett needs to keep her life uncomplicated. Now famous scientist Aidan Hollings is disrupting her orderly world, starting with the rescue of a…bumblebee.

Aidan is only passing through her Alaska wilderness town, and wasn’t planning to bond with her two older boys. Or become so attracted to the widowed journalist. His globe-trotting days may be be over if he’s able to show Janie that they can share the adventure of a lifetime–together.

Also in the Series

Mountains ApartMountains Apart
(Seasons of Alaska #1)
by Carol Ross
Adult Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
March 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Winning this battle could mean losing it all

San Diego workaholic Emily Hollings doesn’t eat fish, doesn’t wear flannel shirts and certainly doesn’t fraternize with the enemy. So why is she finding herself charmed by Rankins, Alaska—her company’s next development target—and the leader of its hostile opposition, Bering James?

She must be more burned-out than she thought. Her professional reserve is slipping. And she’s starting to fantasize about a life beyond work…a life like Bering has here. Maybe they can put their professional differences aside and explore this…friendship. Or maybe she’s just deluding herself. Because one of them has to win.

A Case for ForgivenessA Case for Forgiveness
(Seasons of Alaska #2)
by Carol Ross
Adult Romance
Paperback & ebook, 193 pages
April 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The past has its place…in the past!

Innkeeper Shay James has been telling herself for a decade that she’s over her ex-fiancé, Jonah Cedar. But now the Chicago attorney’s come home to care for his ailing grandfather, reawakening powerful feelings—along with painful memories. Shay can’t afford to repeat history.

At twenty-two, Jonah couldn’t wait to trade his secluded Alaska hometown for big-city success. Shay was supposed to share that dream. Yet even with unresolved issues between them, their connection is stronger than ever. Jonah’s visit was only going to be temporary…until a threat to Shay’s beloved Faraway Inn gives him a reason to stay and fight for that second chance.

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Carol Ross lives with her husband and one loveable miscreant of a dachshund in a small town in Washington close to both the ocean and the mountains. She adores the Pacific Northwest because it provides her with endless opportunities for the activities she loves—hiking, running, skiing, and spending time outdoors. Although she enjoys reading in many genres, she writes what she loves the most—romance, especially light-hearted stories about the fun, flirty, and often-tumultuous path toward a happily ever after. For a complete list of her books, social media links, giveaways, and other fun stuff stop by and visit her new website: carolrossauthor.com.

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– Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card & copy or If Not for a Bee (open internationally)
– US Prize Pack: bee coffee mug, bee charm necklace, 17.6 ounce jar of honey, honey dipper, box of organic tea, and signed copy of If Not for a Bee (US only)
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BLOG TOUR – BOOK REVIEW/EXCERPT/GIVEAWAY – Montana Hearts: Her Weekend Wrangler – Darlene Panzera

Her Weekend Wrangler

4 STARS!

A heartwarming romance showcasing family love and loyalty.

Briana Collins has returned to her family ranch in Fox Creek, Montana along with her siblings because her father has been injured.  They all are led to believe he’s not doing well by their Mom, but arrive to find out that the scare is over and their Mom didn’t inform them because she wanted them to come home.  They all agree to stay for awhile to help their parents and grandma get the cabin rental business that they run on the ranch back on solid ground after some problems with the former managers.

Bree is forced to go asking for help from the one guy she doesn’t want to see.  She needs Ryan Tanner to help take guests out on horseback rides on the weekend.  Ryan and Bree have history from when they were in high school, so she’s not happy to have to ask him for help.  Ryan isn’t interested in the least in helping … until he comes up with the idea to have her help him with a problem as well.  He’s needing to train a horse for his aunt, but it hates men and won’t let him near it. Bree worked with horses in her youth and he knows she could help him if she wanted to.  Begrudgingly, they agree to trade services.

Lots of intrigue as things start to happen around both of their properties and they try to figure out who’s responsible and why.  Will Bree and Ryan decide to stop fighting their feelings and admit they want to be together, or will she decide to go back to NY to her old job?

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MONTANA HEARTS: HER WEEKEND WRANGLER by Darlene Panzera
(on-sale 10/6, Avon Impulse)
 
Darlene
Panzera returns with a sweet new Western series perfect for fans of Debbie
Macomber’s heartwarming romances
 
Bree Collins has finally come home to Fox Creek,
Montana, to manage her family’s guest ranch. She knows she can handle any
challenges that come her way, but when the infuriating Ryan Tanner reappears in
her life, Bree suddenly has doubts about her ability to stay professional—and
away from the handsome cowboy.
 
Ryan Tanner is in a bind. He needs to train a
young foal for the upcoming show but its mother would rather bite his hand off.
Just his luck the cute cowgirl from his past arrives back in town. Bree just so
happens to have a reputation for taming animals of this nature. Ryan is willing
to make a deal with her, but he has no intention of being swayed by her sweet
smile or the tenderness she shows his young son.
 
Yet when fate brings them together, falling for
one another becomes the easiest thing in the world. Ryan might just want to
wrangle this cowgirl’s heart…but will Bree give him the chance?



 



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Excerpt:
 She walked over and tugged on Puzzles and Games, a newer book wedged tightly between the thick,
dusty jackets of
The Secret History of
Yellowstone Country
, and Ranching
Ain’t What It Used To Be.
And the entire book case leaned toward her.
     Catching the frame of the shelves with her
hands, she spun around, and used her body weight to shove the burdensome book
beast back into position. But every time she stepped away, the case threatened
to fall. Somehow the bottom had become unbalanced. She glanced at the clerk
behind the counter and opened her mouth to call for help. Then Ryan Tanner
walked toward her and she involuntarily jumped in place.
     They’d grown up together, riding the same
school bus and sharing the same classes day after day right up through the
twelfth grade. But after high school she’d relocated to New York to attend
college. Then she put her business degree and love of fashion together to
snatch the assistant managerial position at the Manhattan branch of Silvain’s,
a national fashion retail conglomerate which specialized in hip clothing and
accessories. Over the years she’d run into Ryan only briefly during her
occasional visits home.
     And she had no desire to see him now.
     Ryan was the kind of guy a girl dreamed
about but could never have. At least not exclusively. He was a charmer who took
the opportunity to flirt with every female he met. And he’d tried to charm her the night of their high school
senior prom, the night her horse died, in an attempt to delay her from getting
home too soon…and saying goodbye.
     Of course, they were adults now, both
almost twenty-seven, she with her glowing resume and he with a seven-year-old
son. She thought she’d forgiven him and let bygones be bygones.
     She was wrong.
 

About Darlene:

DARLENE PANZERA writes sweet, fun-loving romance and is a member
of the Romance Writers of America’s Greater Seattle and Peninsula chapters. 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.
Join her on Facebook or at www.darlenepanzera.com


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