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Featured today is Harlequin Romance author CHRISTY MCKELLEN!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Christy!


Formerly a Video and Radio Producer, Christy now spends her time writing fun, impassioned and emotive romance with an undercurrent of sexual tension. When she’s not writing, she can be found enjoying life with her husband and three children, walking for pleasure and researching other people’s deepest secrets and desires.

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My favorite color is … royal purple. I have a colander in this color and it makes everything look appetizing when it’s sitting in it: apples, broccoli, even potatoes. There’s just something so warming and appealing about it.

My favorite place to read is … probably in bed, for ultimate comfort. Though I also like sitting in the leather swivel chair in the bay in my bedroom and being able to look out at the garden every now and again, especially if it’s a sunny day.

My favorite snack is … cheese and grapes on oat cakes. Delicious and filling!

My favorite type of music is … difficult to define. I have quite eclectic tastes. I listen to a mixture of electronic, alternative, rock, pop and classical music. If you want a taste of the sorts of songs I listen to while I’m writing you can find them listed by book on my website here: https://christymckellen.com/soundtracks-to-my-books/

My favorite hot beverage is … tea! I’m a tea addict—though I only tend to drink English Breakfast, and gallons of it. My local café where I sometimes write has a lovely chai tea though, so occasionally I have that if I’m feeling adventurous.

My favorite type of flower is … the cornflower. Ever since I saw the film adaptation of A Room with a View I’ve loved them. I had them threaded into my hair on my wedding day.

My favorite time of day is … late in the evening when I get to chat and laugh with my husband whilst listening to music. These hours are getting shorter and shorter now the kids are getting older though!

My favorite candy is … fizzy cola bottles. I always get some from the pick n’ mix stand when I go to the cinema. 

My favorite hobby is … walking. I know that probably sounds a bit dull, but I often have brilliant ideas while I’m stomping about in the fresh air. I’ve recently joined a voice-positive choir too, which is great fun as well as being sociable (something I definitely appreciate as a mostly cloistered-at-home writer!)

My favorite place to vacation is … wherever my family are. Though I do particularly love it if there’s sunshine. We’ve taken the kids to France a few times, which is always fun, and last year we had a great time in Cape Verdi. I can recommend it for a totally relaxing beach and hotel break for the whole family.



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Romantic Getaways

“I know we were more than just friends.” 

Once Elena Jones had shared an intense entanglement with striking Spaniard Caleb Araya, ending with both their hearts in tatters. Now she’s a successful entrepreneur, and when he rejects a new business proposition, it’s clear Caleb hasn’t forgotten… 

When an accident causes the tycoon to lose his memory, Caleb seems to think they are still a couple! Elena wants to help him recover…but will staying in Barcelona with him just put her heart in jeopardy again?



Out previously by Christy  …



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Maids Under the Mistletoe

The earl’s secret bride… 

Emma Carmichael is shocked when she sees who she’s waitressing for at a lavish party—Jack Westwood, the new Earl of Redminster. Her new life comes crashing down when Jack announces to the world that they’re married! 

Jack has never forgotten his first love despite the tragedy that tore them apart. When the paparazzi cameras intrude, he proposes they live as man and wife until the fuss dies down. Emma feels like Cinderella, masquerading as his countess…only, behind closed doors, their marriage feels tantalizingly real…



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From holiday…to happy-ever-after! 

Indigo Hughes spends her life taking care of everyone else. But after she’s unceremoniously dumped, she finally puts herself first and books a holiday on the Amalfi Coast. Fine food, stunning views and time alone to heal her heart…bliss! 

Instead, she’s thrown together with tycoon Julien Moreaux! He’s cynical, sexy and recently divorced—exactly the kind of man she should avoid. But big-hearted Indigo hopes to help Julien find his faith in love again—she just doesn’t expect to find her own happy-ever-after in his arms!



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More than just a job! 

Cara Winstone is determined to bounce back from her last—disastrous—PA job, and working for Max Firebrace is exactly how she’s going to do it. Little does Cara know that walking into her brooding boss’s luxurious London town house also has her walking into his past… 

Since losing his wife, Max doesn’t think he has any love left to give. But something in the warmth of Cara’s smile jump-starts Max’s heart again, making him wonder if he’s ready for a new happy-ever-after…with Cara by his side.

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Featured today is HQN and Harlequin Blaze author TAWNY WEBER!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Tawny!


New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of more than forty books, Tawny Weber loves writing about sexy heroes, most notably her popular Navy SEALs series. Her sassy, emotional romances are filled with men dedicated to being the best—and women determined to have the best. Tawny credits her ex-military alpha husband for inspiration in her writing, and in her life. The recipient of numerous writing accolades, including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and in addition to the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists, Tawny has also hit the number one spot on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A homeschooling mom, Tawny enjoys scrapbooking, gardening and spending time with her family and dogs in her Northern California home.

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My favorite color is … Purple

My favorite place to read is … By a roaring fire or the ocean, depending on the season

My favorite snack is … Popcorn

My favorite type of music is … Hard rock

My favorite hot beverage is … Black tea

My favorite type of flower is … Iris

My favorite time of day is … 3am

My favorite candy is … Sees Pecan Buds

My favorite hobby is … Papercrafting

My favorite place to vacation is … The beach



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The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team’s finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth… 

“No man left behind” is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. But with a team member killed—and the body missing—Diego’s honor is sorely tested. Now his career and reputation are on the line, and a traitor is hiding among them. Diego wants answers…and only one woman has them.

Single mom Harper Maclean has two priorities—raising her son Nathan and starting a new life. Her mysterious new neighbor may be impossibly charming, but Diego asks too many questions about her past—and about the father of her child. Questions she fears will reveal her burning attraction for Diego, and ultimately put them all in danger’s path.



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A Team Poseidon Novel

In a sizzling prequel novella to her new trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Tawny Weber introduces the sexy, powerful Navy SEALs in the Poseidon team as they take on the ultimate mission: love.

Within the elite brotherhood of Navy SEALs, the Poseidon team are the very best—and the most secretive. Convincing a naive journalist not to write a tell-all PR feature should be a piece of cake for Chief Petty Officer Aaron Ward. Especially once he glimpses Bryanna Radisson’s soft, lush curves. His tactic: seduce and destroy…

Bryanna is no pushover. Aaron’s hard-muscled body makes her crave much more than a story, and she’ll get what she came for. Desire is her weapon of choice, but when this one wild night is over, will Aaron sabotage her plans…or lose his heart in collateral damage?



Coming soon in the series … releasing June 27!


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A SEAL Brotherhood Novel

The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive Navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team’s finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth… 

Lieutenant Elijah Prescott should be spending his precious leave somewhere with sun, surf and scantily clad women. Instead, he’s heading home with two goals in mind. Figure out exactly how his last assignment went to hell and almost killed him—and reconnect with the woman who might offer salvation.

Ava Monroe has streamlined her life, eliminating every source of pain—including a marriage touched by tragedy. One glimpse of her ex and those good intentions turn to bad-girl desires. Her strategy: get over Elijah by getting under him again, sating herself until she can finally let go. But as betrayal within the rank of the SEALs turns deadly, there’s no denying that her heart and her life are on the line. Elijah is the only man who can protect both…



And last in the series … releasing October 31!


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A Team Poseidon Novel



Also out soon from Tawny … May 23 in Print, June 1 in Digital!


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Uniformly Hot!

One night. Two SEAL brothers. Endless sexy possibilities! 

All Out by Tawny Weber 

Navy SEAL Zane Bennett can’t walk away from a challenge. He’s determined to win a bet with his brother—until he collides with the luscious Vivian Harris. Their attraction is immediate and searingly hot, but Zane can’t bring himself to bow out of the bet. Now the game is really on…and Zane is embroiled in a wicked matchup he can’t resist!

All In by Beth Andrews 

Of the Bad Boy Bennett twins, Navy SEAL Xander is always the gentleman. That is, until he’s challenged to go against his brother for a date with Quinn Oswald—the girl Xander’s wanted since high school! It takes only one kiss for Quinn and Xander’s deliciously sexy chemistry to explode. But how much is Xander willing to gamble…before he goes all in?

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Featured today is JENNIFER SNOW!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Jen!

Jennifer Snow is an award-winning romance author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and six year old son. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, SheWrites.org and FAVA. She has published articles in Mslexia Magazine, WestWord Magazine, RWR and Southern Writers Magazine. Her publishing credits include her six book Brookhollow series published through Harlequin Heartwarming and an MMA sports romance series published through Penguin Random House Berkley/NAL. Her new small-town hockey series released this fall through Grand Central Publishing’s Forever Imprint. More information can be found at www.jennifersnowauthor.com


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My favorite color is …Blue-any shade

My favorite place to read is …On my favorite (blue lol) chair in my living room next to my fireplace in winter and out on my back deck in summer.

My favorite snack is … Chocolate! I love all things chocolate:)

My favorite type of music is … Country-the new stuff that isn’t really country anymore-more like hip hop/rap and pop lol…Does that still count as country?

My favorite hot beverage is … COFFEE! I drink it black and often! I’m up to about 2 pots a day now.

My favorite type of flower is …I don’t like flowers. My ex husband used to bring them to me every time he was hiding something lol…(Too deep of an answer for this fun fact list?;))

My favorite time of day is … Around 8pm when I settle into bed with my husband to watch terrible, mind-numbing reality television that we can’t get enough of lol.

My favorite candy is … Anything as long as it’s covered in chocolate.

My favorite hobby is …Writing. I’ve never had an interest in anything else. I love to read and write, so my spare time is usually spent reading or writing.

My favorite place to vacation is … Vegas in August. I love our family trips to Mexico and Hawaii, but I’m a heat girl and you can’t get any hotter than Vegas in August:)



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Colorado Ice

Starting over means a second chance . . .

Abigail Jansen is done with hockey . . . and hockey players. After leaving her two-timing NHL-star husband, Abby decides to start over in her hometown of Glenwood Falls, Colorado. There she doesn’t have to deal with people gossiping behind her back or hear the word “hockey”—until her daughter tries out for the junior hockey team. Now Abby has to face her fears . . . and coach Jackson Westmore. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and happens to hate her.

All through high school, talented hockey player Jackson Westmore had a crush on Abby, but he would never make a move on his best friend’s girl. He gave her the cold shoulder out of self-preservation and worked out his frustrations on the ice. So when Abby returns, newly divorced and still sexy as hell, Jackson knows he’s in trouble. Now even the best defensive skills might not keep him from losing his heart.




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Colorado Ice

Love is always worth the risk . . .

Neil Healy was happy to be promoted to Air Force lieutenant colonel, but he’s less than thrilled that the new job has brought him back to his hometown. The memories alone could kill a man, to say nothing of actually seeing the woman he never got over. Neil knew avoiding Becky Westmore would be impossible, but he didn’t expect the chemistry between them to be as strong as ever.

All Becky wants this holiday season is to get through the month of December with her sanity intact. Not helping? Her ex-boyfriend’s return to Glenwood Falls. Even after a decade apart, Neil still makes her feel in ways no other man has. But Christmas is a time for miracles, and maybe Becky’s will be a second chance at first love.



COMING SOON in the series … Releasing May 30


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Colorado Ice


Hockey player Ben Westmore has some serious skills—on and off the ice—and he’s not above indulging in the many perks of NHL stardom. When a night in Vegas ends in disaster, he realizes two things: 1) it’s time to lie low for a while, and 2) he needs a lawyer—fast. But the smoking-hot woman who walks into his office immediately tests all his good intentions.

Olivia Davis doesn’t need anyone derailing her career—or her dreams of starting a family—least of all a skirt-chasing player like Ben. But soon he’s unleashing a full-court press to convince her that he’s the real deal. She’s slowly falling for his sweet, rugged charm, but with so much on the line, Olivia has to decide whether Ben can truly change—or if he’s just playing the game.


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Featured today is Harlequin Heartwarming and Harlequin Blaze author KAREN ROCK!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Karen!


Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes red-hot novels for Harlequin Blaze and small-town romances for Harlequin Heartwarming. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who’s typically immersed in three different books at a time, all in different genres. She also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking, Christmas (no need to specify—she loves every bit of it), and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete.


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My favorite color is … Pink

My favorite place to read is … On my couch with my cat curled up next to me.

My favorite snack is … Tortilla chips and salsa or if I want something sweet, ice cream. I’m so addicted though, that I rarely keep it in the house.  Stewarts Stargazer ice cream is definitely my Kryptonite!

My favorite type of music is … I love all kinds of music but probably lean more towards rock music. (What choice did I have with my name- lol)

My favorite hot beverage is … Chicken soup. Technically, you’re not supposed to drink it, but when I’m cold (I live in northern New York State) I inhale a cup a day.

My favorite type of flower is … Light pink peonies. They are beyond gorgeous and I have three large patches of them in my front yard garden.

My favorite time of day is … morning. Everyone in my family sleeps in so the a.m. is the best time for me to focus and work. Also, I love walking my dog early and catching the sunrise.

My favorite candy is … Reeses Peanut Butter cups.

My favorite hobby is … Cooking. I learned recipes from my Italian grandmother and I love making homemade sauce and cooking things I grow in my garden.

My favorite place to vacation is … Disney World! It is the most magical place on earth and, best of all, RWA National Conference will be held there this July! I’ll be signing at the Literacy event and I hope any romance readers that are attending will stop by and say hi 🙂



Look for Karen’s latest release, a western suspense novel with Harlequin Heartwarming , A COWBOY TO KEEP, out next week on 2/1/17  ..


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Can’t stop running from the past 

Dani Crawford has a secret…and if bounty hunter Jackson Cade finds out, he could ruin everything. The scarred yet handsome cowboy has tracked a dangerous criminal to the dude ranch Dani manages, and to get rid of Jack she’ll have to help him catch his man. But the closer they get to cornering their quarry the more Dani wants Jack to stay. Spending time with him is making her long for things she can never have thanks to a past mistake. And if the truth comes out she may be spending her future behind bars rather than safe in her cowboy’s arms…


**  As a fan of Karen’s books, you might recognize Dani as being the sister of Claire from Karen’s March 2016 release HIS KIND OF COWGIRL!  This book is also a prequel to her new ROCKY MOUNTAIN COWBOYS series that will kick off later this year!  **

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Uniformly Hot!

Subject: Lt. Commander Mark Sampson 

Mission: Keep his eyes on the skies…despite one sexy distraction! 

There are things a man can never undo. For Coast Guard search and rescue pilot Mark Sampson, it was the agonizing decision that cost him a teammate—and his faith in himself. But an unbelievably sexy blonde on a secluded beach may help him forget…if only for a night.

Cassie Rowe needed a distraction—and, boy, did she get one! How was she to know the brooding stranger who rocked her world was the pilot who’d left her brother to die? And now they’re on the same mission. She should hate him. But she can’t fight the storm of desire threatening to pull them under…





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Uniformly Hot!

Semper Paratus. Always ready. 

Years ago, Coast Guard rescue swimmer Dylan Holt left Kodiak, Alaska, with his heart in pieces. He thought Nolee Arnauyq and her mouthwatering curves were behind him—until he’s sent to rescue the crew of a capsizing boat…including Nolee. And Dylan is definitely not ready for the too-familiar way his body aches at seeing her again.

Nolee’s always gone after what she wanted, and to hell with the risks. Now she’s a rookie ship captain taking on the deadly waters of the Bering Sea. But out on these treacherous waters, there’s no way to avoid the sizzling sexual tension between them—or the dangerous pull of emotions that could leave both their hearts lost at sea…



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Featured today is Harlequin Intrigue author JENNA KERNAN!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Jenna!

Publishers Weekly bestselling author, Jenna Kernan, writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue. Jenna Kernan has published over thirty novels since her RITA nominated WINTER WOMAN debuted in 2003. Her popular APACHE PROTECTOR series continues in 2017 with APACHE PROTECTORS: TRIBAL THUNDER – TURQUOISE GUARDIANS #1, EAGLE WARRIOR #2, FIREWOLF #3 and THE WARRIOR’S WAY #4.

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My favorite color is … 

I love greens – the bright light green of a new leaf, the rich green of moss and the gray-green of the winter Atlantic.

My favorite place to read is …

The bathtub.  I trickle warm water in when the temperature gets chilly.  I have learned to hold my eReader over the bathmat so if I nod off, it lands on the mat and not in the tub!

Now that I’m in Florida, I am beginning to love reading on the beach under a big old umbrella (Natural Redhead – Keep out of direct sun)

My favorite snack is … Gingersnaps!  I also love a bowl of cereal as an evening snack.

My favorite type of music is … A wide variety.  I often write to opera or movie soundtracks.  I love to sing to musicals and torch songs like “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “As Time Goes By” and I have some favorite artists like Rufus Waynewright, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Buffet, Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra, Toby Keith, Jack White and Bruno Mar…and The Beatles. My favorite Beatles song is Paperback Writer, of course!

My favorite hot beverage is … Oh, coffee.  Definitely.  The darker the better.

My favorite type of flower is …

Snow drops for being the first flower to bloom, often right through the ice.  Crocus because it is the first spring bloom to bring color.

Redbud is my favorite flowering tree for its color and interesting blossoms that grow right out of the trunk.

Lilac & Iris– I love the color and the fragrance.

Verbena – this is what I wear as a perfume, a favorite for the sweet and crisp scent

My favorite time of day is … Morning.  I enjoy getting up before sunrise when the house is quiet.  I get my coffee and collect my thoughts, power up the computer and get to work.

My favorite candy is … It would be easier to tell you what is not my favorite because I love nearly every kind of candy.  I am not a fan of licorice or the sour candies.

My favorite hobby is … Scuba diving.  It is the closest thing to flying that I have ever experienced.  Swimming is a close second.

My favorite place to vacation is … I like road trips, especially to national and state parks.  I recently traveled through Arizona, seeing the lovely red rocks of Sedona and the White Mountain Apache Reservation.  One of the best unplanned stops was the Saguaro (pronounced: sa-gwar-o) National Park for some of the most spectacular cactus you will ever see and an amazing assortment of wildlife and arid vegetation.  A side trip to Bisbee was the inspiration for my upcoming APACHE PROTECTORS: TRIBAL THUNDER series.  Bisbee bills itself as “Mayberry on Acid.”  If you’d like to read more about how Bisbee influence the story you can read more here in my STORY BEHIND THE STORY on my Extra’s Page. of the most magnificent landscapes and scenery in our entire country.







My new series, APACHE PROTECTORS: TRIBAL THUNDER takes place on the Turquoise Canyon Apache Reservation in Arizona.  Tribal Thunder is the name of the warrior sect of the tribe’s medicine society.




Carter Bear Den – (TURQUOISE GUARDIAN #1) Captain  of the tribe’s elite wildfire fighters, the Turquoise Canyon Hotshots, and former U.S. Marine.  He’s been charged with delivering a message to the shaman’s niece, his former fiancé who left him without even a Dear John letter.

Ray Strong – EAGLE WARRIOR #2) the groups bad boy, hotshot and the one your mother warned you about.  He’s got a habit of making bad decisions and he’s been tapped to keep watch over the daughter of a killer.

Dylan Strong – (FIREWOLF #3)  is every mother’s dream son-in-law, so why isn’t he married?  He’s a former US Marine on an errand for the tribe’s shaman that might just get him killed.

Jack Bear Den – (THE WARRIOR’S WAY #4)  is a detective with tribal police and Carter’s twin who needs to convince a career-driven FBI explosives expert to throw away her future to help his tribe.




(Paperback December 20 – Digital January 1)


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Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder

Her Warrior Protector 

Carter Bear Den is a proud Apache of the Turquoise Canyon Reservation. The former US Marine is a member of the Turquoise Guardians working to protect his people and their land. When he discovers a grisly mass shooting at the Lilac Copper Mine, Carter’s one thought is to find Amber Kitcheyan. 

After breaking her engagement to Carter and relinquishing her membership with the reservation, Amber found work at the mine. Now she is the sole survivor of the shooting—at best a witness, at worst a suspect. But Carter swears to protect the only woman he has ever loved, even if it means losing everything else. 




(Paperback January 17 – Digital February 1)


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Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder

Could protecting her mean protecting the enemy? 

As a former US Marine, Turquoise Guardian Ray Strong is no stranger to high-risk situations. But when he is assigned to protect Morgan Hooke—a single mother and daughter to the Apache who killed a mass gunman—Ray suspects there is more to his mission than meets the eye. Is Morgan an innocent bystander, or the keeper of her father’s secrets and blood money? Despite his better instincts, Ray feels a powerful attraction to Morgan. Motivated by love and the loss of his own parents and best friend, Ray will do anything to keep her out of the hands of unseen enemies. 




(Paperback April 18  –  Digital May 1)


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Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder

When opposites attract, the sparks ignite more than they bargained for… 

Dylan Tehauno is a hotshot, an expert in preventing and fighting forest fires. He knows that the inferno that killed a tech billionaire was no accident—and he suspects that he and filmmaker Meadow Wrangler were supposed to die, too. When lawmakers identify Dylan as a prime suspect, he and Meadow decide to find the real arsonist themselves. 

Dylan and Meadow have nothing in common. He’s a proud Apache and a war hero, a self-made man. She’s a rich girl with a tabloid past. But there’s no denying the heat between them. Is there more to their attraction than physical desire? Will they survive long enough to find out?




(Paperback May 23  –  Digital June 1)


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Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder

To trust and protect… 

Tribal police chief Jack Bear Den will do anything to stop ecoterrorists. But partnering with disgraced ex-FBI explosives expert Sophia Rivas is trouble even his trail-tested skills never anticipated. Her out-there deductions are blowing up false leads, exposing treacherous lies—and sparking an attraction too dangerous for even Jack to resist. 

By the book was never Sophia’s style. To save lives, she has to gamble on her instincts more than ever. If Jack doesn’t trust her, she can handle it—but letting him uncover her deepest secrets is a distraction neither can afford. And with the clock ticking down and disaster about to strike, getting too close may be the last move she and Jack ever make.

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Featured today is Harlequin Intrigue author JANIE CROUCH!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Janie!

Janie recently relocated with her husband and four children to Germany (due to her husband’s job as support for the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for nearly 20 years.  When she’s not listening to the voices in her head (and even when she is), she enjoys traveling, long-distance running, movie-watching, knitting and adventure (obstacle) racing. Janie completed an Ironman Triathlon in 2014 and is prepping for another one in 2017.

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My favorite color is … teal. But a dark one! Not turquoise or aqua.

My favorite place to read is … in a large bath tub with a blow up pillow for my head.

My favorite snack is … definitely salty, not sweet. I love cheese, chips, and popcorn of all kinds.

My favorite type of music is … very difficult to answer! I like all sorts of music depending on what I’m doing. But I have to admit I love musical theatre show tunes quite a bit!

My favorite hot beverage is … coffee. Always. Lots of cream, lots of sugar.

My favorite type of flower is … stargazer lilies. I had them at my wedding.

My favorite time of day is … early morning after a good night’s sleep. I’ve got the whole day ahead of me!

My favorite candy is … butterscotch.

My favorite hobby is … running. I love to run.

My favorite place to vacation is … anywhere new that I haven’t been. I love traveling to new cities and countries.




Omega Sector: Critical Response Book 6
Publication Date:   January 1, 2017



Someone’s always watching her…

Everywhere she goes, Rosalyn Mellinger has eyes on her. The Watcher follows her everywhere. It seemed hopeless, inescapable…especially when she met Steve Drackett on his vacation. Another person to be hurt by her stalker. But Rosalyn didn’t know Steve was part of Omega Sector—there was literally no one better to protect her, if she’d just open up to him. He had years of experience, and while the Watcher preyed upon Rosalyn, Steve would beat him at his own game.

But Rosalyn had a secret even Steve couldn’t see coming: a baby from his vacation romance…

Read an excerpt HERE!


Previous books in the OMEGA SECTOR: CRITICAL RESPONSE series:



Published:  January 1, 2016

He has to shut down the terrorists or lose it all. Including the woman he can’t admit means everything to him. 

Omega Sector: Critical Response agent Derek Waterman is hunting the architects of a lethal terrorist bombing. After weeks of chasing cold leads, he has finally found the evidence that could expose the perpetrators. But in order to take them down, he needs help from Dr. Molly Humphries, Omega’s lead forensic scientist. 

Shy Molly works to retrieve the data–and overcome her debilitating crush on the sexy agent. Derek carefully suppresses his mutual smoldering attraction, sure that his dark past will drive Molly away if she knows. But when Molly’s kidnapped, he will stop at nothing to save her. Even if a lethal enemy will do everything to keep him from doing so.

Read an excerpt HERE!



Published:  February 1, 2016

The Texas heat did nothing to stop an elusive criminal.

Omega Sector: Critical Response agent Jon Hatton is running out of options. If he doesn’t get a decent lead soon, a serial rapist will strike again. His best chances lie with the intuitive skills of forensic artist Sherry Mitchell, a beautiful woman struggling with PTSD. 

In exchange for her help, Jon teaches Sherry to manage her symptoms, and soon they are unable to resist their Texas-hot attraction. With Jon as her lifeline, Sherry uncovers clues that prompt a frightening message from the attacker. Jon knows Sherry’s determined to help catch this criminal, but keeping her safe is his top priority. Followed by making her his bride.

Read an excerpt HERE!



Published:  June 1, 2016

One secret can change everything

It’s been eight years since Liam Goetz has seen his ex-fiancé. Vanessa Epperson had everything: beauty, brains…and a family fortune. He chose her, while she chose a life of luxury and never imagined their paths would cross again. An unexpected phone call from Vanessa—desperate for his help in a human trafficking case—ressurects old longings. As they work together to save hostages and catch a predator, Liam begins to learn some shocking truths—about himself and the woman he thought he once knew so well…

Read an excerpt HERE!



Published:  July 1, 2016

He was a man of action—especially when it came to protecting his new undercover partner… 

 At ninenteen, Andrea Gordon’s life was forever changed. After proving herself instrumental in a bank hostage crisis, she became one of Omega Sector’s top agents. Four years later, her skill at reading people is unrivaled—until she meets fellow profiler Brandon Han. Paired together to track a serial killer who has been targeting exotic dancers, the two become entangled beyond the case. Their mutual attraction deepens as they get closer to the truth. But when Andrea’s own sordid past surfaces, they will both be forced to question everything about the assignment…and each other.

Read an excerpt HERE!



Published:  December 1, 2016

He lost her once. He won’t lose her again. 

Despite an illustrious career as a top hostage negotiator, Joe Matarazzo is haunted by the past. It was a year ago that three innocent lives were lost under his watch. But Joe isn’t the only one who remembers that day. When Joe’s exes begin to fall victim to a violent stalker, Joe seeks the help of Laura Birchwood—a lawyer and the woman he once loved. Despite old wounds, Laura agrees to help Joe find out who’s framing him. And while they expect to be met with danger, they’re unprepared for passion that still burns strong, and their determination to give what was between them a second chance.

Read an excerpt HERE!


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First to join me for this new feature is Harlequin Presents author RACHAEL THOMAS! Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites with us Rachael!

I love escaping to distant shores with my characters, entering their glamorous world and feeling all the emotions they experience as they discover their love for one another. A love so strong it will overcome all obstacles eventually, leading to that promised happy ever after.

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My favorite color is … blue, specifically azure blue.

My favorite place to read is … snuggled in bed.

My favorite snack is … dates and cashew nuts.

My favorite type of music is … something that makes me feel like dancing!

My favorite hot beverage is … my morning Nespresso coffee.

My favorite type of flower is … the crocus as they come out in time for my birthday, bringing the promise of winter’s end.

My favorite time of day is … first thing in the morning – especially in the summer when it gets light early.

My favorite candy is … Jelly Belly jelly beans.

My favorite hobby is … photography.

My favorite place to vacation is … anywhere with family or friends.



Just released in JANUARY 2017 …

A Child Claimed by Gold (One Night with Consequences)

A scandal of their own making 
Nikolai Cunningham has kept his family history secret for seventeen years. So when photographer Emma Sanders is granted exclusive access to his childhood home, he returns to Russia to ensure it stays hidden.

Though she tries to keep her eye on the story, Nikolai’s potent sexuality proves too much for Emma’s untouched body to resist! But, convinced she only wanted a scoop, Nikolai casts Emma out, unaware she’s pregnant!

When the consequence of their recklessness is revealed, Nikolai will legitimize his heir—with a gold wedding ring!

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BOOK ONE in the new The Secret Billionaires series!

The challenge: to leave your billionaire lifestyle behind for two weeks…

Italian tycoon Antonio Di Marcello relishes a challenge—but running into Sadie Parker while undercover as a mechanic rocks him to the core. Four years after their fevered fling stripped away his iron guard, he’s confronted with the shocking consequences…

Sadie gave up hope on her desperate attempts to contact Antonio. Now she has to face the day she’s both dreaded and longed for! Yet Antonio’s claim over her and her son is hard to resist—especially because he’ll use a sensual onslaught to get what he wants!


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