Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Meet Linda Carroll-Bradd and Read About Hearts In Rhythm, a Montana Sky Kindle Worlds Novella, Book 5 of Entertainers of the West Series

About Linda

As a young girl, Linda was often found lying on her bed reading about fascinating characters having exciting adventures in places far away and in other time periods. In later years, she read and then started writing romances and achieved her first publication--a confession story. Married with 4 adult children and 2 granddaughters, Linda now writes heartwarming contemporary and historical stories with a touch of humor from her home in the southern California mountains.

About Hearts In Rhythm

Can a recovering ballerina and a horse trainer combine their skills to create an act for Buffalo Bill's Wild West exhibition, or will they chase their goals separately?

Ballerina Savina Lombard recuperates on her cousin's Montana Territory ranch from an injury preventing her from returning to the stage. Now her eye is set on Buffalo Bill's Wild West exhibition. Estefan del Vado arrives at the ranch for his annual visit for breeding and training Appaloosas. Collaborating on an act involving her dance skills and his horses draws them together. Ultimately, they're faced with chasing their separate goals or finding a path they both can walk.



Excerpt

Returning to the settee, she straddled the armrest and braced her hand at the front edge, fingers gripping the indentation marked by a row of domed brass tacks. A backward swing of her legs brought her feet under her, and she balanced in a squat on the ball of one foot and the heel of the injured one. Arms held straight out for balance, she rose to a stand then dipped her knees before kicking out her left leg.

What other moves would be entertaining? A pirouette? Using her left heel as the anchor, she pushed off with her right. The sofa's fabric was nothing like a polished floor, and she only achieved a half turn before tumbling onto the cushions on her back, her skirts above her knees. She giggled at the wonderful sensation of that brief spin and using her training. The second and third attempts were more successful, so she pushed herself harder.

Humming put cadence into her movements. Using her right foot held in demi-pointe, she curved her left leg behind for attitude derriere. The skirt constricted so she slid it a couple inches higher before lifting her arms into graceful arcs—one level in front of heer chest and one pointing upward. Eyes closed, she held the position, counting to five in her head as she assessed her body posture. Stretching her muscles produced a sting, but she relished commanding her limbs into familiar actions.

"Hey, Savina."

The interruption of Trent's call broke her concentration, and her eyes snapped open as she windmilled her arms.

"What the dickens?" Trent called.

Footsteps ran across the rug. "Hold on, I'll catch you."

The deep rasp of the strange voice startled her, and she froze then teetered. A flash of black moved closer. She finally lost her balance and fell sideways away from the couch into a pair of outstretched arms. The first sensation she registered was heat. The dark shirt she grasped retained the morning sunshine and the scent of fresh air tinged with an herb scent. Rosemary? And the earthy smells of leather and horses. Then she glanced upward into the darkest eyes she'd ever seen under twin slashes of thick black eyebrows.

"Uh, Savina, what were you doing standing on the sofa?"

Trent's voice held a confused note. Or was that concern? Of course, he'd wonder at the unusual spectacle she'd created. Her cheeks flushed, and she wiggled to show her desire to be released. In this position, her bare legs were exposed by the splits of her skirt.

An eyebrow quirked, and the side of the stranger's mouth moved upward in a crooked smile.

After wetting her lips, she inhaled against the rapid heartbeat that threatened to keep her from speaking. "P-please, sir."

Grinning, he leaned forward, tipping her upright as he lowered her feet to the floor.

Savina landed on her right foot then gripped the settee's armrest for support.

Trent stepped forward to retrieve her crutch and held it out. "Estefan, this is my cousin, Savina Lombard. And, Savina, here is the horse trainer I told you would be visiting, Estefan del Vado.

The guest pulled the black hat from his head and grinned.

Her senses still reeled from being held in the stranger's arms, and she could only nod. Any further utterance at this moment was past her ability. The introduction gave her permission to glance again at the stranger. He was tall and lean, with straight black hair. Flat silver disks accented his leather belt, as did a large matching buckle. From their brief contact, she knew the body under his shirt was well muscled. Firmer and more rounded than the men who'd been her dance partners.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Get a Jump Start on the Holiday Season With A CHANCE THIS CHRISTMAS, Book 3 of the Road to Romance Series

A CHANCE THIS CHRISTMAS
Road to Romance series, book 3
by Joanne Rock

Friday, October 13, 2017

: Meet Award-winning Author Pamela S. Thibodeaux and Read About THE INHERITANCE

About Pam

Pam is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as“Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”

Contact Pam

Website  
Twitter @psthib

About THE INHERITANCE





After her husband’s death she discovers a future she never expected and a family she never imagined.

Widowed at age thirty-nine and suffering from empty nest syndrome, Rebecca Sinclair is overshadowed by grief and loneliness.  Her husband has been deceased for a year, her oldest child has moved to New York in pursuit of an acting career and her youngest child is attending college in France. Having spent over half of her life as a wife and mother, she has no idea what God has in store for her now.  Will an unexpected inheritance in the wine country of New York bring meaning and purpose to her life and give her the courage to love again? 

US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her.  A wanderer searching for the ever-illusive soul mate, Ray has never stayed in one place too long. Raised by self-centered, high-power executives, he’s longed for the idyllic life of residing in a cozy house in a small town with the love of his life. Will he gain the heart of the lovely widow or will he lose her to the wine country of New York?  

Excerpt  

A picture began to take shape in her mind…an old woman standing in the doorway of a big house…a young woman of heartbreaking beauty, thin, fragile, dark hair flying in the wind, sobs shaking her slender frame… “Look at her and tell me she’s not his!” She pointed to the little girl clinging to her skirt. Tugging the child from behind her, the young woman jerked around to face the old one once more. “She looks just like him!” she insisted, gripping the little girl’s hand.
Rebecca’s hand.

Purchase The Inheritance (2nd edition – newly edited, revised, and updated!)

An Interview with Pam

What inspired this novel? How did it come about?
The Inheritance is one novel that began with a simple thought: They say life begins at forty, but for Rebecca Sinclair that’s far from the truth. Of course, as a nosy writer I had to find out why Rebecca felt that way.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest part of writing The Inheritance was making sure Rebecca’s feelings and emotions around her husband’s illegitimate child were authentic and stayed within her character – not what I would do or think.

How did you come up with the concept and the setting?
Characters came first then setting for The Inheritance. My step-children live in Washington and I’ve visited Hammondsport, NY so the places depicted in the novel are drawn from my memories and impressions of both.

What is the message you hope to get across in this story?
That, when it comes to love and forgiveness, we are called to be true imitators of Christ. I hope Rebecca’s handling of her deceased husband’s illegitimate child will encourage readers to open their hearts and minds and broaden their perspective on areas of pain, anger and unforgiveness in their own lives.

What is the one question you wish an interviewer would ask you?
            Q: To what or whom do you credit your success?
            A: Many people have a love/hate relationship with their muse. My muse is the Holy Spirit and I accredit every ounce of success to the grace of God because without HIM I seriously doubt I could write a single word, much less stories that bring hope and healing to so many.

What is your work schedule like when you are writing?
Unlike many writers, I'm not strictly disciplined. However, when I am actively writing, I write—very little editing, or working on other projects, limited time online, not much networking or blogging, sleep comes only in snatches, meals are scarce and light, and definitely no playing!

When do you feel like it all began to come together for you as a writer—was there a particular moment?
After years as a closet writer, penning stories in 5-subject notebooks, I'd have to say when I purchased my first, USED word processor and started typing in all those handwritten manuscripts I really began to feel like a writer.

Who has influenced you most as a writer and why?
There is really no one person to whom I can attribute this to, so many have helped me along the way. I’d have to say that my love of reading has influenced me the most. Reading opens doors to the imagination, takes you places you’d never be able to go otherwise and improves your visualization and vocabulary skills. Now, I’m able to implement all those things into my own writing.


What are some of the challenges you face as an author?
The biggest challenge I face is not having my work accepted by the “Christian” publishers. As one reviewer said, “though undeniably Christian, it is never dogmatic or insular; offering faith rather than religion.” (Review of Tempered Dreams by Elizabeth Burton for Blue Iris Journal) My books deal with issues in a way that is unacceptable in the traditional CBA market. Now that is not saying that my books are better than those published through traditional CBA publishers, only different. As I’ve said many times, everything that gives God glory deserves to be praised!


What are a few writing tips you could share with aspiring writers?
The bible exhorts us to “study and show yourself approved.” Keep studying, keep writing, keep learning, stay open to constructive critique and NEVER GIVE UP! Writing is both gift and talent given to you by God. Don’t hide your gift or bury your talent. Whatever you write, write well. Strive for excellence. Stay teachable, pliable, and flexible. Never believe that you know it all because knowledge is power and the more you know the more valuable you become. Above all share what you learn with others and make someone’s load lighter to bear.

Any marketing tips?
Marketing is an intricate part of the publishing business and publishers today expect authors to do their fair share. However, marketing/promotion can be overwhelming as the more you learn, the more there is to learn. For every thing you accomplish, there are hundreds more you can do. My motto is: Do something every day and your best then let God do the rest and remember it takes time to build a career.

What is your goal or mission as a writer?
A committed Christian, I firmly believe in God and His promises. God is very real to me. I believe that people today need and want to hear more of His truths wherever they can glean them and I do my best to encourage readers to develop a personal relationship with Him. The deepest desire of my heart is to glorify God and to get His message of faith, trust, and forgiveness to a hurting world. My hope is that all of my stories will touch the lives of everyone who reads them and - in some way - bring them a truer knowledge of God and urge them into a closer walk with Him.





Thursday, October 12, 2017

My New Historical Romantic Thriller SHARING HAMILTON Coming Soon!


I'm delighted to announce that I just signed a contract for my new historical romantic thriller, SHARING HAMILTON, co-written with best selling author Brian Porter. It centers on the nation's first sex scandal in 1791 between Alexander Hamilton and the beautiful Maria Reynolds, whose con artist husband James blackmailed Hamilton. This became tabloid fodder of the time, known as "The Reynolds Affair."
My British author friend Brian Porter writes murder mysteries set in England. I needed him to add his skills on writing about the darker side of life to produce the subplot about a Jack the Ripper-type murderer prowling the nighttime streets of America's first capital, Philadelphia. The challenge was to take my completed manuscript and seamlessly add the subplot as though the whole book was written in one continuous stream.
SHARING HAMILTON is coming soon from Creativia Publishing and I'll post about it here. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

There's Something Strange About "The Mother-in-Law" - Suspense Thriller by Judy Moore

THE MOTHER-IN-LAW
by Judy Moore

Monday, October 9, 2017

It's Halloween Season!--BACK 2 SCHOOL Paranormal--Some Awesome Books

Friday, October 6, 2017

Check Out Paranormal Romance FINNGARICK by Victoria Danann

FINNGARICK
Black Swan D.I.T., book 2
by Victoria Danann

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Start the Halloween Season Off Right--Horror Thriller VEIN RIVER

VEIN RIVER
by Kellie Honaker

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

My New Historical Thriller SHARING HAMILTON Coming Out Soon



I'm delighted to announce that I just signed a contract for my new historical romantic thriller, SHARING HAMILTON, co-written with best selling author Brian Porter. It centers on the nation's first sex scandal in 1791 between Alexander Hamilton and the beautiful Maria Reynolds, whose con artist husband James blackmailed Hamilton. This became tabloid fodder of the time, known as "The Reynolds Affair."
My British author friend Brian Porter writes murder mysteries set in England. I needed him to add his skills on writing about the darker side of life to produce the subplot about a Jack the Ripper-type murderer prowling the nighttime streets of America's first capital, Philadelphia. The challenge was to take my completed manuscript and seamlessly add the subplot as though the whole book was written in one continuous stream.
SHARING HAMILTON is coming soon from Creativia Publishing and I'll post about it here. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN, Contemporary Romance by Marie Harte

ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN
by Marie Harte

Monday, October 2, 2017

Meet Kay Maree, Author of Paranormal Romance MAJESTIC,

MAJESTIC
Midnight Crest series
by Kay Maree

Monday, September 25, 2017

My New Historical Romantic Thriller SHARING HAMILTON Coming Out Soon



I'm delighted to announce that I just signed a contract for my new historical romantic thriller, SHARING HAMILTON, co-written with best selling author Brian Porter. It centers on the nation's first sex scandal in 1791 between Alexander Hamilton and the beautiful Maria Reynolds, whose con artist husband James blackmailed Hamilton. This became tabloid fodder of the time, known as "The Reynolds Affair."
My British author friend Brian Porter writes murder mysteries set in England. I needed him to add his skills on writing about the darker side of life to produce the subplot about a Jack the Ripper-type murderer prowling the nighttime streets of America's first capital, Philadelphia. The challenge was to take my completed manuscript and seamlessly add the subplot as though the whole book was written in one continuous stream.
SHARING HAMILTON is coming soon from Creativia Publishing and I'll post about it here. Stay tuned!



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

BACK 2 SCHOOL--Some Awesome Books in Celebration of the New School Year

Monday, September 18, 2017

Meet Val & Pals in the Chick Lit Series by Margaret Lashey

VAL & PALS series
by Margaret Lashley

Friday, September 15, 2017

Meet Leigh Lennon and Read About UNFILTERED, her Contemporary Romance

UNFILTERED
by Leigh Lennon

Thursday, September 14, 2017

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MEALS--Seven Fantasy Cruise Menus and Recipes

My first cruise was “Cradles of Civilization” on the Norwegian Dream.  Embarking in Rome, we stopped at several Greek islands and ten days later debarked in Istanbul. As many others, I believed cruises were for an older crowd. But now I know that cruises come in many varieties, to fit budgets, tastes, and age groups. After that first cruise, my husband and I were hooked.

If you ask fifty people what they consider the best thing about a cruise, you’ll get at least fifty answers…unpacking only once in the cabin of your floating hotel, waking up in a new exotic breathtaking port each day, the leisure, the pampering, the shows, the shore excursions…and of course the cuisine.



Cruise lines employ top-notch chefs who create exotic gourmet meals from fresh ingredients, catering to every palate and need: vegan, diabetic, low sodium, gluten free…and the sky’s the limit if you want to indulge to your heart’s desire and gain that average two-pounds-a-day on your cruise. But why should anyone only be able to indulge in these delectable delights if cruising the seas? Those of us who love to cook and enjoy gourmet cuisine should be able to create meals from cruises of the past in our own kitchens.

I searched for seven menus of a diversity of cruise lines, from the luxurious Cunard Line, famed for its opulent ocean liners, to a small but highly exclusive line of yachts that offer the most personalized cruise experience. I found recipes for each item on the seven menus, from appetizers to entrées to desserts, cocktails and pre-dinner aperitifs. I devoted a chapter to each day of the ‘fantasy cruise’ introducing each ship and explaining where it is located, with information about each cruise line and its chefs. The main focus is on the dinner menu followed by recipes for recreating every delectable morsel. The result is AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MEALS, THE BEST OF CRUISE SHIP CUISINE.

Wanting to appeal to the casual cruise passenger as well as gourmet cooks, I included a chapter about the history of cruising, and wrapped it up with extras, helpful hints, and cruise contact info. I’ve tried many of the recipes and am happy to say they turned out very well. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MEALS is available from Amazon

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Back 2 School Special--All Historicals--Some Oldies but Goodies, Some New off the Presses

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cookbook Featuring Cruise Ship Cuisine--7 Fantasy Cruise Menus and Recipes



I went on my first cruise at age 40, which many people used to consider young for cruising. Not so much any more. Cruises come in many varieties, to fit budgets, tastes, and age groups. After that first cruise of the Eastern Mediterranean, “Cradles of Civilization” on the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Dream, my husband and I were hooked.

If you ask fifty people what they consider the best thing about a cruise, you’ll get at least fifty answers…unpacking only once in the cabin of your floating hotel, waking up in a new exotic port each day, the leisure, the pampering, the shows, the shore excursions…and of course the cuisine.

Cruise lines employ top-notch chefs who create exotic gourmet meals, from fresh ingredients, catering to every palate and need: vegan, diabetic, low sodium, gluten free…and the sky’s the limit if you want to indulge to your heart’s desire and gain that average two-pounds-a-day on your cruise. But why should anyone only be able to indulge in these delectable delights if cruising the seas? Those of us who love to cook and enjoy gourmet cuisine should be able to create meals from cruises of the past in our own kitchens.

I searched for seven menus of a diversity of cruise lines, from the luxurious Cunard Line, famed for its opulent ocean liners, to a small but highly exclusive line of yachts that offer the most personalized cruise experience. I found recipes for each item on the seven menus, from appetizers to entrées to desserts, cocktails and pre-dinner aperitifs. I devoted a chapter to each day of the ‘fantasy cruise’ introducing each ship and explaining where it is located, with information about each cruise line and its chefs. The main focus is on the dinner menu followed by recipes for recreating every delectable morsel. The result is AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MEALS, THE BEST OF CRUISE SHIP CUISINE.


Wanting to appeal to the casual cruise passenger as well as gourmet cooks, I included a chapter about the history of cruising, and wrapped it up with extras, helpful hints, and cruise contact info. I’ve tried many of the recipes and am happy to say they turned out very well. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MEALS is available from 
Amazon

Meet Susan Noble and Check Out THE HEIR TO ALEXANDRIA--Dragons & Magic

Happy birthday to my guest Susan Noble, author of The Heir to Alexandria, released in January 2015.
Susan has always loved dragons and magic so it is no wonder that she became an author of fantasy novels. As a cat lover, she also had to throw in a telepathic cat to the mix in her The Elemental trilogy. When she isn’t writing, Susan is an active volunteer in her neighborhood and at her children’s schools. She lives with her husband, two children, three cats and two Cocker Spaniels in Texas.
About THE HEIR TO ALEXANDRIA

Believed the descendants of the Gods themselves,
The Alexandria line ensured peace,
Until they were brutally murdered.
But rumor spread a maid escaped with the youngest daughter.



Now as the world rushes toward a period of unrest, the nations’ Kings continue their 200-year-long-search for the Heir to Alexandria – the one person who can bring peace and stability through divine power.

Alista has her own search – for the parents who abandoned her as a baby years ago. When her only lead proves to be a dead end, she heads to the capital with a reluctant escort. Grayson is just following his aunt’s order, but he would rather be on one of his solitary scouting missions for the Landra Guard. However, when Alista unintentionally curses a guard in front of the King’s court, everything changes for both of them. 

Now forced to travel to Covington for testing, danger lurks at every turn as a secret society strives to prevent the return of the Alexandria line. Are Alista’s visions of the future enough to save herself and those traveling with her?  

Contact Susan

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Purchase The Heir to Alexandria 
Amazon

Friday, September 1, 2017

Have you ever been scared of your own shadow? SHADOW GAME, Romantic Suspense by Kay Maree

SHADOW GAME
by Kay Maree

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Meet my friend, gifted author Kim Headlee and check out TWINS of the Dragon's Dove Chronicles

TWINS
The Dragon's Dove Chronicles, the novella genesis of book 6
by Kim Iverson Headlee

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Remembering Princess Diana 20 Years Later




It's impossible to believe that we lost Princess Diana 20 years ago. Such a beautiful woman and a kind soul in every way. I went to Westminster Abbey two days after the funeral, with some flowers I'd brought from home, a bit wilted, but they survived the trip. The ground was covered with tons of flowers. I saw a note that said "You're too good for this world." So true. She left the world a much better place than she found it.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Meet Alyssa Alexander & Read About her Historical Romantic Suspense A DANCE WITH SEDUCTION

A DANCE WITH SEDUCTION
A Spy in the Ton
by Alyssa Alexander

Monday, August 28, 2017

Meet Victoria Danann & Check Out Paranormal Romance SIMON SAYS

SIMON SAYS
D.I.T., book 1
by Victoria Danann

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Meet Jude Ouvrard & Check out LOST & RICH, Contemporary Romance

LOST & RICH
by Jude Ouvrard

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

BLACKHEART by Raelle Logan--Historical Romance--"No Memory of his Past..."

BLACKHEART
by Raelle Logan

Monday, August 21, 2017

Paranormal Romances OUTREACH by Dariel Raye and CIMMERIAN SHADE Box Set are on tour!

Promo Tour for 
OUTREACH by Dariel Raye
&
CIMMERIAN SHADE boxset

Friday, August 18, 2017

Regency Romance with SCANDAL'S CHILD by Pamela Gibson

SCANDAL'S CHILD
by Pamela Gibson

Thursday, August 17, 2017

LOVE ON FIRE--Six Romances from Best Selling Authors

LOVE ON FIRE
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Meet Monique DeVere and Check Out Book One of the Sexiest Eye Candy Series, ETHAN'S TEMPORARY FLING

Meet my guest Monique DeVere and check out Book One of the Sexiest Eye Candy Series, ETHAN'S TEMPORARY FLING


About ETHAN’S TEMPORARY FLING
He’s so sexy he has the title to prove it!

Super-hunky, weight-loss celebrity Ethan Stone brings out Dr. Karis Van de Burke’s inner bad-girl. To prove it, when Ethan accepts the challenge to persuade the sassy, love-rejected cosmetic surgeon to appear as a guest on his show, she ends up inviting him into her bed for one night of guilty pleasure instead.

Used to women throwing themselves at him boobs first, Ethan knows his way around every female erogenous zone, but the sizzling chemistry he has with Karis blindsides him. Soon he’s convincing her to extend their one-night to another ... and another ... and...

Karis can’t resist! Yet, if Ethan discovers her secret, he’ll ditch her as fast as her ex-fiancé had – but really, what could go wrong in a one-week tangle-free affair?




Excerpt
Ethan Stone.
The reason his name seemed familiar was that his producers had been hounding her to agree to appear on a segment on his health and weight loss show. They claimed to want the sisters to try to mend their relationship so Andie could have closure.
Karis knew better than to put herself within arm’s reach of her sister.
The doorbell rang.
Karis puffed out a delicious sigh of relief and binned the carton. At eight p.m., it could only mean one thing.
“Thank the Lord—dinner.”
“What did you order?” Her mum’s chastising tone filtered into her ear. “Nothing unhealthy, I hope.”
“It’s usually a surprise. A few times a week my friend from the deli drops by with food. She knows I hardly have time to shop and takes pity on me.”
Karis practically bounded to the front door. She was star-ving. She yanked open the door, ready to devour whatever mouth-watering yumminess was on the other side and nearly dropped the phone.
Her mouth fell open. She blinked, unable to believe her eyes. For sure, something yummy stood before her, but not hers to devour—not that she wouldn’t have equally welcomed dinner in this form. She let her gaze roam down then back up again.
Ethan Stone—he of the title Sexiest Eye Candy To Lust After—towered outside her door. He was tall, far taller than she imagined from his magazine photo. At five-foot-eight—eleven in heels—she looked most men in the eye, but to do the same with Ethan Stone she had to tip her chin six inches.
She must have conjured some kind of freaky fantasy after snagging her own copy of the gossip magazine. Because there was no way Ethan Stone would be standing outside her door at eight-o-five at night in a dinner suit holding a single white rose as he unleashed that incredible smile. Karis glanced behind her to where she’d left the magazine, then back at him.
“Karis Van de Burke?” His deep intonation did something strange to her solar plexus. Made it quiver.
“Darling? Are you still there?” Her mum’s voice was an unwelcome intrusion.
“I’ll call you back, Mum.” She cut the call without taking her eyes off the man in front of her. He was striking, with a straight-edged aquiline nose, chiselled features so even and appealing she couldn’t stop staring. His hair was a lighter brown than his photo depicted, but his eyes ... those eyes were just as remarkable. Dark-blue rings surrounded the vivid blue irises, creating a contrast, which added a mysterious air that surely made him stand out in a crowd.
“Yes, I’m Karis Van de Burke.” She cleared her throat. What was up with her voice?
“I’m Ethan Stone.”
“I know who you are.” She tucked the phone behind her back so he wouldn’t notice her slight nervous tremor. “Why are you here?”
He offered her the rose. “I came to proposition you.”
She blinked. The evening sun was still bright and framed him in golden light, making him appear almost dreamlike.
He smiled. Someone should outlaw such a lethal smile. “I’m hoping you’ll let me take you out to dinner, ask you to reconsider my producers’ offer.”
Karis released her grip on the door and took the rose. “I’m sorry to inform you, you’re wasting your time, Mr Stone. As I’ve told your producer—Rob, was it—?”
“Ray.”
“Ray ... I’m not interested in becoming a circus act.”
“He relayed your thoughts on the matter. However, I was hoping you’d give me one hour of your time so I can—”
“Try to convince me to let you make a fool of me on national television?” She handed back the rose. “Thanks, but no thank you.”
His fascinating blue eyes flicked to her outstretched hand. He left her hanging.
Choosing that moment, her stomach growled a ravenous reminder.
“You’re hungry, and I’m offering to take you to dinner.” He sniffed the air. “Since I don’t detect the aroma of food, I think I can safely presume you haven’t eaten yet.”
“I was just on my way to pick up something.”
His smile told her he knew she was fibbing. “In that case, will you allow me to join you?”
Arm tiring from its outstretched position, Karis drew the rose back and placed it, along with the phone, onto the side table next to the door.
“So you can talk me into appearing on your show?”
“Because I’m hungry too, and I’d like an opportunity to share my ideas for your sister’s follow-up episode, in the hopes you might consider rethinking your position.”
She couldn’t hold back the wicked smile tugging the corners of her lips, so she bit down on her bottom lip. Any position involving Ethan Stone did deserve some consideration.


*~*
QUOTE: “If you love your romance with a dose of humor, this is the book for you. Monique DeVere is a master at tugging at your heartstrings and your funny bone, all at the same time. Highly recommend!” ~ Alicia Dean


About Monique


Monique DeVere is a full-time author of Sweet 'n' Spicy Romantic Comedy and Contemporary Romance. She also writes Christian Supernatural Suspense movie scripts. She was born on the beautiful island of Barbados, where she grew up on a large plantation with enough wide-open space to let the imagination run free. She moved to the UK as a teen and shortly after met and fell instantly, and irrevocably, in love with her very own strong-silent-type hero. When Monique isn’t writing or spending quality time with her family, she likes to armchair travel to distant and exciting parts of the world and considers herself to have the best job on earth.

You can visit her at moniquedevere.com where she invites you to join her exclusive Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Readers Club packed full of goodies for her members. Monique loves to hear from her readers, do contact her at monique@moniquedevere.com.

Purchase ETHAN’S TEMPORARY FLING


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Meet Meika Usher, Author of SOMETHING SO SWEET, Book 1 of the Breakaway Series

SOMETHING SO SWEET
The Breakaway series, book 1
by Meika Usher

Monday, August 14, 2017

Meet S.R. Mallery & Read About GENTEEL SECRETS - Espionage in the Civil War

GENTEEL SECRETS
by S.R. Mallery

Friday, August 11, 2017

Meet N.D. Jones and Read About Paranormal Romance OF DECEPTION AND DIVINITY

OF DECEPTION AND DIVINITY
Death and Destiny Trilogy, Book 3
by N.D. Jones

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Meet Tina Donahue, Author of WICKED TAKEOVER, Book One of the Wicked Brand Series, Steamy Contemporary Romance

WICKED TAKEOVER
Wicked Brand series, book one
by Tina Donahue

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Spectacular Review of my Romance Thriller THE END OF CAMELOT, Book 3 of The New York Saga

Romance author Lynda Coker reviews books on her blog "Between the Pages" and reviewed
Books 1 and 2 of the New York Saga, FROM HERE TO FOURTEENTH STREET and
BOOTLEG BROADWAY.

Book 3, THE END OF CAMELOT, got a "Totally Hooked--Can't Put it Down" 5-star review.


Title: Book Three - The End of Camelot
Author: Diana Rubino
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Review Rating: 
***** Totally Hooked - Can't Put It Down


Review Comments: 
In the prologue of this book, Vikki McGlory has just achieved her dream marriage and the fairy-tale life she'd always wanted. She called it Camelot. What an ingenious way to highlight the title of this book, making it jump back into a reader's mind. The End of Camelot... Instantly, without knowing anything about Vikki McGlory, the author had made me care deeply for her loss, one that if the title was true, she would experience in the future. Of course, I have to stay with her! Great beginning

Quote from Book:

She dropped the phone and slid down against the wall. Her glasses fell off her face. The room spun. Sunlight glared.