Monday, November 30, 2015

Winter Wonderland?

Winter is my least favorite season. It's cold, expensive, and I miss swimming in the pool. But, as much as I dislike it, it does have it's good points as well. So, in the spirit of the season, here are my five favorite things about winter.

5. I get to sleep in: This is the season of holidays, which means I don't have to get the kids up and out early as many days as I did in the fall. They get a week off for Thanksgiving and two whole weeks off for Christmas break. The best part about Christmas break is my husband gets that entire time off as well.

4. Hot Chocolate: To be fair, I could drink hot chocolate year round. I don't actually need it to be cold to drink it. But it does seem to taste better when it's cold outside.

3. Sweater Weather: It gets hot here in Texas. Which I love! For the most part. By the time November rolls around, however, I am ready to wear something different. I've been in shorts and tank tops for like six months. So it's nice to be able to wear jeans and sweaters without having a heat stroke. 

2. Dessert: In the warmer months fruit is about all I can handle for dessert. It's just too hot to eat anything rich. But once the weather cools, I'm all about the cakes and pies. And the ultimate brownies (pictured to the left)

1. Romance: Romance, like hot chocolate, can be indulged in year round. And is in my house. But as the nights get longer and cooler, there is nothing better than snuggling under the covers. All the gift giving and time off helps as well. 

What are your favorite things about winter?

Sunday, November 29, 2015

TL Reeve joins the divas today to share Winter Magic!!


There's magic in the air...

Kalum Truesdale is willing to take the leap and mate. Fawn Hawthorne has been at his finger tips for months now since his return, but the timid wolf rebuffs him at every turn. With the Winter Solstice right around the corner, he's got a couple of tricks up his sleeves to finally catch the elusive wolf.

Fawn Hawthorne isn't ready for a mate. After years of torture, all she wants is to be left alone. However, the handsome and persistent Kalum Truesdale, isn't willing to let her hide. So, when presents start arriving in the days leading up to the Solstice, Fawn has a decision to make. Take what Kalum is offering her, happiness and love. Or continue to fear the world around her while always wondering, what if?


“Hello?” The alarm chimed seconds after Kalum called out. His heavy footfalls echoed against her hardwood floors. “Your welcome light is off, sugar.”

His scent filled her workspace. The clean, crisp smell wrapped around her, draping her in its safety. Her mind betrayed her, encouraging her to use him as a security blanket of sorts. “Well you weren’t due here for another half hour so….” She shrugged. Taking another bite of breakfast, she frowned and smacked her lips together. God, she hated oatmeal.

“Right. Sorry. I have a guy I need to meet in Rapid City about a couple head of cattle. Here.” He handed over his information and a small four-by-four box.

“What’s this?” She eyed the plain box suspiciously.

“Don’t know, sug. Why don’t you open it?” Kalum sat in the chair across from her and extended his lean yet muscular legs. The cocky gleam in his eyes along with his relaxed posture unnerved her.

“How about no. Now” —she pushed her bowl away from her—“are you buying today or selling?”

He scratched his chin. The rasp of his scruffy beard sent a shiver down her spine. Kalum stared at her, narrowing his eyes before he shifted and sat up a bit as though contemplating a chess move or a new strategy with which to approach her. The top three buttons on his plaid shirt were open, exposing the white thermal underneath. Why did she feel disappointed at not being able to glimpse his sun-kissed flesh? Or the smattering of coarse chest hair? God, how many nights had she imagined running her fingers through it while wrapped in his embrace? His hands on her body, caressing her.

“Selling,” he said, jolting her out of her thoughts. “The spring brought me five bulls and six heifers. I’ve already got my studs. I don’t need more. As luck has it, this fellow does.”

“Great,” she answered while opening his file on the laptop. “Anything else I should know about before you go?”

“Have dinner with me, Fawn.”

“What?” She blinked and glanced up at him. “Kalum, we can’t. We have a professional relationship. I don’t blur lines.”

“Hmm.” He went back to rubbing his chin. “Well, I hate to do this, but you’re fired, sug.”

Fawn laughed. “We both know you’re not serious, especially after the attempts I’ve made to find you several new accountants.”

“Sugar, I’m dead serious if it means you’ll go out with me.” He leaned forward and tipped his hat up. “You went through all the work of finding replacements because you’re scared. I get it. However, we both know if I let you ship me off—whether because I force your hand by firing you or I take on one of those accountants you found, we’ll both be hurting.”

“You don’t know for sure, Kalum,” she whispered. It already hurt her to see him every day. He was the one thing she desired more than her next breath, but taking a step, making a move—any kind of move—could destroy everything she’d worked so hard on—herself.

“You can’t deny you feel the pull, Fawn. It’s been there since I moved home. We’ve been doing this Texas two-step around each other for a while now. Don’t you think we owe it to each other to try a cha-cha instead?”

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sabrina York's Susana and the Scot--Most eagerly anticipated Romance of 2016 #ToyboyWarehouse

I am thrilled that Susana and the Scot has been declared one of the most eagerly anticipated Romances of 2016! Here's what they had to say:

"New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Sabrina York brings us an enticing new read with ‘Susana and the Scot’. Set in the wild Scottish highlands among fearsome rippling warriors, protagonist Andrew Lochlannach is banished to the hinterlands. He’s unphased however, instead his eyes are set on the alluring Susana.

One of the great features of York’s previous work is the female characters. Headstrong and silver tongued they’re easy to root for, and we’re getting our pom poms out! Susana is set to be no exception, described as having ‘flaming red hair and a temper to match’."

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More about Susana and the Scot

Scotland, 1813. A SCANDALOUS TEMPTATION Andrew Lochlannach is famous for his conquests, on and off the battlefield. When a fellow warrior challenges him to a kissing contest, he wastes no time in planting his lips on ninety-nine lovely lasses-an impressive feat of seduction that gets him banished to the hinterlands. Still, Andrew has no regrets about his exploits-especially his embrace with the most beguiling woman he's ever met... AN UNDENIABLE PASSION With flaming red hair and a temper to match, Susana is not some innocent farmgirl who gives herself over easily to a man, even one as ruggedly handsome as Andrew. The wicked Scot may have won a kiss from the headstrong beauty in a moment of mutual desire, but Susana refuses to be just another one of his conquests. Andrew must convince the fiery lass that even though he is not playing a game, losing her is not an option... Preorder now! 

 Get the whole series! 
  Hannah and the Highlander (Available now!) 
  Susana and the Scot (Available December 31st) 
  Lana and the Laird (Available May 30 2106) 
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Friday, November 27, 2015

#BlackFriday deals from Lia Davis

eBooks make great gifts for the reader family member and friend. What a better time to gift a book than with a Black Friday sale! The below titles are discounted to #99cents through the weekend.

Includes Winter Eve (prequel), A Tiger’s Claim (book 1), and A Mating Dance (book 2)

War's Passion (Sons of War, book 1)

Bear Essentials (Bears of Black, book 1)

Bear Magick (Bears of Blackrock, book 2)

It's A Vampire Christmas (Vampire Lords, book 1)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saol Mates (Primani Series Book Six) By Laurie Olerich

Saol Mates (Primani Series Book Six)

 By Laurie Olerich

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Book Description:

Dec and Rori’s romance continues with the next book in the Primani Series. Note: Saol Mates isn’t a stand-alone title. Readers should finish Broken Souls before picking up Saol Mates to fully enjoy Dec and Rori’s journey.

Dec and Rori just want to get married and live happily ever after... and after ... and after. The date is set. The invitations have been sent. Beautiful, playful and bound by more than human love, they have no idea that all hell’s about to break loose.

The Angel of Wrath is not in a good mood. Brutally tortured and left for dead in Central Park, he wakes up with only one thought on his mind: Kill the demon, Seth. Unfortunately, there are complications.

Ambitious, vicious, and clever, Seth thinks he’s got everything under control. If he can complete this one special mission, he’ll finally get into the big boss’ inner circle. The only thing standing between him and the power he craves is a rebellious virgin and a furious angel.

Caught between Heaven and Hell, can Dec and Rori survive long enough to make it to the altar?

About the Author:

Laurie Olerich is the author of the Primani Series. Part urban fantasy, part romance, part paranormal...Three things she can’t live without! Laurie spent most of her life in the Northeastern United States and in Western Europe. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her son and Dalmatian duo, Domino and Rambo. 

Desperate to escape the heat, she lives vicariously through her Primani by setting their pulse-pounding adventures in the electrifying city of Manhattan and the peaceful mountain coolness of upstate New York. Before throwing caution to the wind and diving into a writing career, Laurie dedicated 20 years to her country by serving in the United States Air Force. Much of her time was spent around men with guns and cool toys...this explains her obsession with both.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Beginnings By N.J. Walters

Weddings, graduations and birthday celebrations all mark major milestones. These are happy times that we share with family and friends. We instinctively know we are about to embark on a new stage or phase of our life. At times like these, it’s normal to take stock of where we are and where we want to be, to look back at what’s happened in the past and make plans for the future.

But there are other times that alter us even more deeply, darker times—a change in a relationship, unexpected unemployment, a sudden illness, a loss of our home or a loved one. These traumas affect us in profound ways, changing us forever. Like metal forged in fire, we can either shatter or become stronger. It’s up to us. The future is ours to create.

It all comes down to choice. Will we learn from the past or will we let it control us?

And sometimes change creeps up on us when we least expect it. What starts out as an ordinary day, one not marked by any special occasion, can transform us in ways we could never begin to imagine. We’re going about our daily business never dreaming that everything is about to change.

It’s on just such an ordinary day when Gator Rollins’s life is rocked to the very foundation…

Wolf from the Past
Salvation Pack, Book 4
Sylvie LaForge Dubois knew coming back from the dead wouldn’t be easy, but facing her brother and his friends is harder than she imagined. The way Gator Rollins watches her every move makes her decidedly uneasy and excited.

After surviving a forced mating to the abusive Andre Dubois, having a rugged, dangerous werewolf like Gator sniffing around her is scary and thrilling at the same time. She never imagined she’d want another man, but her bone-deep attraction to Gator is too strong to fight.

Gator never got a chance to tell Sylvie he loved her before she was mated with another and, well, died. Now that she’s back, there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her.

Once word gets out, Sylvie’s former pack will be coming for her. No one leaves the Louisiana pack, especially not a female werewolf. But Gator’s determined that this time he won’t let anyone or anything get between him and Sylvie, even if she can’t decide if his touch makes her want to jump his bones…or run for the hills.

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

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