Featured author Anna Lores

Today I have the pleasure of featuring author Anna Lores and her book Ella’s Triple Pleasure. The first chapter of this book is in Passionate Cravings, an erotic book sampler.Passionate Cravings

Are you in control of your characters or do they control you?

Control is a big challenge for me… Who gets the power in the story? I like to think I control my characters by placing them in situations they may or may not like, but they seem to control their thoughts and emotions.

What drew you to the characters in this story?

I thought about writing a reverse harem story after a miserable week of kids being sick and my husband being out of town. I remember the night I started penning Ella’s Triple Pleasure. I had gotten the kids to bed (in my bed) and went to the couch to wind down. I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to have three men to help take care of the kids so I could take a break. I turned my emotional struggle into Ella’s financial one. The men drew me in because each one was different and could handle different aspects of everyday life…and rocked it between the sheets. I was hooked on these characters and their unconditional love for each other.

What is your favorite punctuation mark and why?

My favorite punctuation mark…hmmm…uh…well…I’d have to think about that one… 😉

Tell us about Ella’s Triple Pleasure.

It takes three men to satisfy one woman’s needs…

Single mom and massage therapist Ella Winthrop isn’t looking for a relationship. She has Ella's Triple Pleasureenough problems without risking a business that barely meets her needs. Then her world is turned upside down by three men, each offering something she isn’t prepared for—love so deep it hurts, sex so hot she’s afraid she’ll melt from the pleasure, and a future beyond her wildest dreams.

Steamy businessman Cade Jackson has it all—money, looks, a giving heart, and a dominant nature—but Ella refuses to date a client even if she’s lusted after him for a year. After his brother’s death, Garrett Winthrop moves back to town opening old wounds and even darker fantasies. Dr. Derek McGregor gives her balance and understanding that speaks to her soul. All three men force Ella to question the limits of a traditional relationship.

Excerpt:

“So, is it too soon to ask for a foot massage?” Cade sported a slight curve at the corners of his mouth. “You know how much I like my feet rubbed.”

She laughed and turned to face him. He did it again. He made an uncomfortable situation comfortable and pushed away her doubts. “Cade Jackson, you’re a liar. You hate your feet rubbed. You squirm like a worm while I’m working on them.” She playfully squeezed his large muscular bicep. Yum.

He raised his hands in surrender as she let go. His shirt lifted and showed off bodybuilder abs worth drooling over. “I didn’t think you noticed. You’d rub my feet for ten agonizing minutes every Tuesday. Were you trying to torture me?”

She branched out from her normal course of action and tried a move at seduction. Her first. Ever. She leaned toward him and whispered, “I’ve been waiting for you to tell me you didn’t like it.”

“But I do like it.” He placed his hands on the edge of the table. Hiwrinkled the linen tablecloth. “It hurts, but it feels so good afterward.” He lifted a lock of her hair near her cheek and tucked it behind her ear. “Let’s go back to the main house and eat dessert.”

He traced the side of her neck with his fingers down to her collarbone. A soft wave of shivers rippled over her flesh. The proximity of his smoking-hot body and lips pushed her into lust hyper-drive. All he’d have to do was kiss her earlobe, and she’d have an orgasm.

“Do you want to wrap up the leftovers and bring them with us?”

“The fridge is stocked at the main house.” He glided his hand over her shoulder and down her arm to her hand. “Ready?”

He curled his fingers around her hand and tugged her up.

She nodded, standing on unsteady legs.

“Um, sure?” Am I ready for dessert with Cade?

She swallowed.

She could do the food kind but hoped he meant a naughtier kind of ending to their meal.

Buy Links:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2G82I3N

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2DMG1wN

Barns and Noble: https://tinyurl.com/y8sjdgcn

Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/EllaTP

iBooks: https://tinyurl.com/EllaiB

Tell us about yourself.

An avid romance reader, Anna Lores started writing steamy romance novels as a by-Anna Loresproduct of insomnia. One night, with a nudge from her husband to write a book, Anna borrowed her son’s laptop and set about breathing life to her very own characters. After a month, she was surprised with a new laptop of her own to pursue her dreams of writing sensual happily ever afters.

The desire to fill her world with wonderful stories she and her close friends could not just talk about but gush over, keeps Anna’s fingers racing to keep up with her imagination. As the rest of the house is sleeping peacefully, Anna sheds her title as Supermom of Three to write sexy love stories.

Sleeping might still be a battle Anna hasn’t conquered, but armed with a B. A. in English Literature and all the hot men in her mind calling for their own story, she stays busy during those midnight hours writing her next international bestselling spicy romance.

Author site: www.annaloresauthor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorAnnaLores

Publisher page: http://tinyurl.com/LoresTWRP

Thanks for stopping by today.

 

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Featured Author Michal Scott

Today I’m featuring Michal Scott who’s first chapter of  Better To Marry Than To Burn is included in PASSIONATE CRAVINGS, An Erotic Romance Book Sampler.Passionate Cravings

Michal would you answer a few questions for us?

Are you in control of your characters or do they control you?

I’m a plotter on steroids and so am totally in control of my characters.

What drew you to the characters in this story?

My favorite literary pairing is Beatrice and Benedict from Much Ado About Nothing. So I was drawn to the idea of what if B&B were African-Americans in Reconstruction America, he an ex-slave and she a freeborn Northener.

What is your favorite punctuation mark and why?

The colon. I love receiving permission to keep on talking and the colon does exactly that. :  )

Could you tell us a little about your book?

Freed Man seeking woman to partner in marriage for at least two years in the black township of Douglass, Texas. Must be willing and able to help establish a legacy. Marital relations as necessary. Love neither required nor sought.

Caesar King’s ad for a mail-order bride is an answer to Queen Esther Payne’s prayer. Her BetterToMarryThanToBurn_w12232_300family expects her to adhere to society’s traditional conventions of submissive wife and mother, but Queen refuses. She is not the weaker sex and will not allow herself to be used, abused or turned into a baby-making machine under the sanctity of matrimony. Grateful that love is neither required nor sought, she accepts the ex-slave’s offer and heads West for marriage on her terms. Her education and breeding will see to that. However, once she meets Caesar, his unexpected allure and intriguing wit makes it hard to keep love at bay. How can she hope to remain her own woman when victory may be synonymous with surrender?

Would you share an excerpt?

She pulled the wagon to a stop. “Care to take over?”

She held the reins before him. He nodded. She handed over the reins, crossed her arms and stared at him. “Tell me more about Emma.”

He shrugged. That kind of detail hadn’t been part of the bargain, but…

“Not much to tell. She used to teach us slaves in secret, then openly when Union forces secured our town. I was her star pupil. We married and came West for a fresh start. She died giving birth to twin boys soon after we arrived. They followed her within a few hours.”

A soft light shone at him from her eyes. “Sorry for your loss.”

“None needed. Good comes from bad. Death, not slavery, took my boys from me. They never had to live as someone’s property.” He sat a little straighter. “Our children will never have to worry about that.”

“Our children?” She swiveled in her seat. “You made no mention of wanting children, just marital relations as necessary. I understood that to mean intercourse.”

“I wrote I wanted to leave a legacy.”

“A legacy. Not a dynasty.”

“Legacy. Dynasty. Is there really so sharp a distinction?”

“To my mind there is. I understood you meant to affect future generations—endow schools, found churches, create civic associations. I didn’t realize that meant children. I agreed to having sex, not having children.”

“Of course I want children.” His brows grew heavy as he frowned. “Doesn’t having sex lead to having children?”

“Not with the right precautions.”

His frown deepened. “Precautions?”

“There are many ways to prevent your seed from taking root, Mr. King.”

“I want children, Mrs. King.”

Her lips twisted and her brow furrowed, but she kept her silence.

“All right,” she said. “You can have children with any woman you like. I won’t stop you. I free you from any claim to fidelity.”

“Legacy—or dynasty if you will—means legitimacy. No bastard will carry my name, not when I have a wife to bear me children.”

“I see.”

Buy linkhttps://www.thewildrosepress.com/books/better-to-marry-than-to-burn

Tell us about yourself.

Michal Scott is the pen name of Anna Taylor Sweringen, a retired United Church of Christ Anna Taylor Sweringenand Presbyterian Church USA minister. History has been an old passion of hers. Romance a recent one. The opportunity to combine the two came in the publication of her first erotic romance, One Breath Away in 2016. Ever in love with the honesty in the heat level of all things erotic, she writes erotic romance without a faith arc as well. She began writing romance seriously since joining RWA in 2003 and had her first novel — an inspirational romance — published in 2008 under the pen name Anna Taylor. She writes romances to supply happily ever afters and give insight into the African American experience in the US.

 

 

Featured Author Marie Tuhart

Today I’m featuring Marie Tuhart and her story Highland Dom which is in Passionate Cravings an Erotic Romance Book Sampler.

Are you in control of your characters or do they control you?Passionate Cravings

I would say most of the time its 50/50, but occasional they run off with the story

What drew you to the characters in this story?

Well, this was a call from The Wild Rose Press for their Real Men Wear Kilts program. I was intrigued and began to build characters around the premise that the male lead must wear a kilt somewhere in the book.

What is your favorite punctuation mark and why?

I really don’t have a favorite punctuation mark, I do tend to use comma’s a lot even if they’re not needed.

Could you tell us a about Highland Dom?

Sexual education professor and dominant Cameron McMillan has had his eye on the perf5.000x8.000.inddsubmissive, sexy cafe owner since she settled in his hometown four years ago, but he was already in a relationship. But that fell apart, and after soothing his heart while teaching at the University in Scotland, he’s back. Cameron is ready to see if Kristen is interested in acting on the sexy words she whispered to him at his farewell party. He doesn’t want to wait another day to introduce her to the world of BDSM…if she’s willing.

Kristen Caldwell never thought Cameron would act on her whispered invitation to tie her up and spank her…liquor and him being an ocean away had made her brave. But he has returned, and she’s tentative but ready to explore her kinky side despite past failures with other partners. The sexy and dominate professor might be just what she needs in the bedroom, though she worries about what others will think if she’s seen with him. Will a relationship with Cameron put her successful business at risk?

Things start out great, but Kristen’s fears and shadows in her past rear their ugly head, threatening more their relationship. She has to decide whether to stand up for what she wants or run…again.

Would you share an excerpt?

“Look at me.” His command was just as firm as his last. When their gazes met, he let out a breath. “How much do you know?”

“You volunteer at the local BDSM club, and teach sexual health at the university.” Her voice was soft and low.

“Yes, but how much do you know about the lifestyle?” Was she really interested? It was hard to tell.

“A bit.” She squirmed in her chair. “This isn’t the place we should be talking about this.”

Cam glanced around the café; no one was here, yet. And his sister was keeping to the kitchen. “No one is here. Tell me.”

“I…” Her gaze dropped, and she shook her head. “Not here.” Her voice was stronger. “I won’t risk my business.”

Someone walked by the café, and Cam shifted in his seat. “Meet me for dinner tonight.”

“I have to bake tonight.”

“I’ll bring dinner here, but we are going to talk.” Cam stood up and circled behind Kristen as someone walked into the café. He leaned down and whispered in her ear, “Because I can’t wait to tie you to my bed. Tease you. Torment you. And take you.” Cam straightened, turned, and strode out the café door.

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FFHB6CP

Barnes & Nobel: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/highland-dom-marie-tuhart/1129071694?ean=2940162004257

iTunes/book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/highland-dom/id1412395905?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/highland-dom

Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EmFTGV9Nec

Bio:

Marie Tuhart lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her muse, Penny, a four pound MARIE 2.jpgtoy poodle. Marie loves to read and write, when she’s not writing, she spends time with family, traveling and enjoying life.

Marie is a multi-published author with The Wild Rose Press, Trifecta Publishing and does some self-publishing. To be alerted on new releases on Amazon or  Book Bub. Also you can join Marie’s newsletter where she gives her group advance information on her books, runs contests and does giveaways just for newsletter readers. Marie can also be found on GoodreadsPinterestTwitter, and Facebook.

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New Release – She Came First

I’m so excited to share the release of my new book SHE CAME FIRST.

My daughter gave me a tour of the Charlotte Speedway. I’ve always loved car racing and perf5.000x8.000.inddused to watch it with my dad, but I’d never been at a track before. We had a tour of all three tracks, drag racing, dirt, and Nascar. Then our tour guide, a lady who told us she came with the dirt, drove us around the Nascar track fast. Now we weren’t traveling as fast as the racing drivers, but with my vivid imagination I could pretend I was.

I was talking with a fellow Wild Rose Press author about the experience and she told me to write the story.

Blurb:

As head mechanic for her family’s stock car team, Tracy Hyland is making sure her car is ready for tomorrow’s race. If the car comes in first, she can claim her rightful place in the business. She can’t afford distractions, especially an ex high school sweetheart, one who broke her heart but still makes her engine purr.

Racecar driver Delaney P. Jones comes home to drive the Hyland’s car and to win back the girl he left behind. To break the iciness between them, he tempts his sexy mechanic into a smoldering dance of passion. His ultimate goal might prove more difficult—getting her across a private finish line.

Excerpt:

Tracy Hyland slipped into the garage of the family motorsport business and smiled as she glanced at her 1989 Camaro. Her baby’s new blue and white paint glistened in the overhead light. Tomorrow was the car’s first race. Her hopes of standing in the number one spot on the podium depended on their performance.

She walked to the radio and cranked her music. Music and racing—pure heaven.

While the male mechanics would be at their favorite watering hole, hoping to hook up with pit bunnies for a night, she planned a quiet evening ensuring her car was tuned perfectly. Who was she kidding? She was just tinkering. Better here alone than in a noisy bar with strangers.

Tracy had become the head mechanic only after her dad died in a fiery crash. Women belonged in the office, not the track, or so he thought. She should go home and get a good night’s sleep—alone. She liked a good fuck. Actually, a great night in the sack helped her relax before a race, but she’d make do with a hot shower and Dilly the dildo to relieve her tension. What more could she want?

Tracy let the music take hold of her and boogied toward the car, twirling around and shimmying her breasts.

The side door opened, and she froze mid-step and turned.

Delaney P. Jones leaned against the jamb, filling the doorway. Her pulse quickened at the sight of her high school sweetheart.

Buy links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Uk92YM

B&N, https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131094833?ean=2940161234532

Bookstrand: https://www.bookstrand.com/she-came-first

Kayden Claremont’s Bio

Kayden’s sensuous writing style drives the characters in lustful romps. She loves reading stories of lust and love.  When she is not crafting erotic romantic stories, she loves to make jewelry and travel.

Kayden is a member of Romance Writers of America, Toronto Romance Writers, and Sisters in Crime.

She hopes you enjoy her other books, Hell’s Bounty, Heaven’s Watcher, Timeless Passion, Red Hot, and Tartan Temptation, all published by The Wild Rose Press.

Author Media Links:

Website: www.KaydenClaremont.com

Blog: https://kaydenclaremont.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kayden.claremont/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaydenclaremont

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/9136748.Kayden_Claremont

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/search?search=Kayden+Claremont

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTlCs84dLR5D3MJw25yrBQ

Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/kaydenclaremont

 

 

Featured Author Anne Hague

Today I’m featuring Anne Hague and her story Angel’s Collar which is featured in Passionate Cravings, and erotic sampler book.Passionate Cravings

Welcome Anne. I’m so happy to have you today. Tell us about your book.

Angel’s Collar

Book One of the Love Strictly Tested series

I have it all…until he shows me more.

I didn’t intentionally spill wine all over the most beautiful guy in the room, and one look at those icy-blue eyes brings on a major lapse in coherent speech. Jordan Caldera tells me his secret and wants me to join him. This is where my journey into submission begins.

So much about BDSM freaks me out, but at the same time, I can’t help but be intrigued. When I imagine Jordan doing those things to me, I can’t resist the adventure. Mind-blowing sex aside, my life is changing at an alarming rate and getting very complicated. Between balancing my career and my best friend’s concerns, the secrets I’m keeping are killing me.

What am I willing to risk for the new lifestyle I’ve embraced…and the man I love?

 

Excerpt:

“Oh my gosh,” I squealed. My hand barely coveredperf5.000x8.000.indd

the gaping hole my mouth formed. “I am so sorry.” The

massive red wine stain all over the front of a pure white

shirt on a rock hard chest glared like a traffic light. As

my gaze traveled up and up, his face, in addition to

being a visual perfection, appeared rather amused.

Well, at least that’s what I deducted, while devouring

those ice blue eyes which complemented the thick rich

brown hair which was a little too long for a guy in a

fancy suit. Chocolate lava cake at its best. All I wanted

to do was to swirl whipped cream all over this sinful

dessert of a man.

“Here, let me get some club soda and towels.” I

wanted to make a quick retreat to find a way to repair

the damage to his shirt as well as my embarrassment.

“No. Don’t worry. It’s all right.” He regarded the

stain and then me. “You could have just introduced

yourself instead of ruining my shirt.”

“Well. I do like to make an impression.” His

genuine smile made me relax and too warm all over.

“Really, though, let me pay for the cleaning.”

“It’s just a shirt.” He crossed his arms over his

chest. “I’m still waiting.”

“Forrrr?” I was confused, befuddled, and

hopelessly embarrassed.

“An introduction.”

Wow. He was serious about knowing who I was.

“I’m Emma Samuelson.” I couldn’t decide whether to

extend my hand, kneel at his expensive Italian shoes, or

just bat my eyes to flirt.

I’m a terrible flirt, and by terrible I mean, I do it

often, but not all that well, and kneeling would draw

attention. So, I extended my sweaty hand.

Buy link:

http://bit.ly/2WoCjTFWildRose

Anna Hague Bio Long

Anna Hague grew up in Indiana the youngest of nine children and graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in journalism. She has worked as a sports journalist for over two decades covering events from the high school level to professional. An auto-racing enthusiast, she has covered 17 Indianapolis 500s and interviewed racing legends such as Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt. Currently, Anna does free-lance sports reporting to allow more freedom to write romance.AnnaHague

Her and her husband has lived all over the country, but returned to Indiana in 2003.

She has written bits and pieces of many stories, sometimes between innings of a baseball game or halftime of a basketball game. But in 2015, she got serious about pursuing romance writing as a career and within a year, her debut contemporary novel Captured Hearts published.

Following its release, she signed with Wild Rose Press to write an erotic series. The first book in the Love Strictly Tested series Angel’s Collar published in August of 2018 and two more will follow.

Because she loves to read all types of romance, Anna is sure her future publications will be contemporary, erotic, historical, rom com, romantic suspense, and she even has some ideas for a few sweet romances.

Anna and her husband have no children, but have three parrots and two dogs. They do call the 11 foreign exchange students their children.

She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Indiana Romance Writers of America.

Social Media links

E-mail: annahague80@gmail.com

Website: www.annahague.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AnnaHagueAuthor

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EQmY50AnnaBooks

Twitter: @AnnaHagueAuthor

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Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/anna-hague

Amazon Author page: amazon.com/author/annahague

Wild Rose Press: https://wildcatalog.thewildrosepress.com/2382_anna-hague

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing your book.

Interview with Cadence Vonn

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Cadence Vonn. Thanks for stopping by today.

My First question is are you in control of your characters or do they control you?

My characters talk to me. I might be driving the car, but they’re my GPS.

What drew you to the characters in this story?

I love old movies where the heroine is incognito. So I created Tess. She has a mixture of my grandmother’s spunk and my Italian heritage. With Max, nothing is sexier than a stoic man who turns out to be sex as Hell.

And now for my favorite question. What is your favorite punctuation mark and why? The exclamation point! My characters get excited and are vocal when they’re focused on pleasure. It adds that necessary punch at the end.

You’re book, Play A Game With Me, is featured in Passionate Cravings, an eroticPassionate Cravings sampler. Tell us a little about it.

Maximilian Westfield has resurrected his family’s company under the controlling eye of the major shareholder–his mother. To keep the company, he must marry the woman she chooses, no matter how inane or spineless. He is resigned to go through with the arranged marriage until he meets a feisty costume designer who will never meet his mother’s standards. A stolen kiss spurs his lustful cravings. Once he tastes the spirited beauty’s charms, he knows he has to find a way to keep her and his company. No other woman will do.

The daughter of a powerful British businessman, Teresa Medici Staffordshire leads her life as Tess Medici to avoid men out to please her father. Then she meets Maximilian, a sexy uptight CEO. From the moment he unleashes his expert fingers on her skin, she’s hooked. His erotic games make her body hum with pleasure. Determined to lure Max out to play, every encounter becomes a game of enticement. But his commitment to his family business and his mother’s determination to marry him off makes it impossible to take the relationship public, and Tess refuses to be his guilty little secret

Choices become consequences, their future is on the line, and Max and Tess are running out of time.

Could you share an excerpt from Play A Game With Me?

I’d love to.

Tess opened the door on the first knock.

Max stood transfixed. His fingers fisted together and he scanned her body before he said, perf5.000x8.000.indd“May I come in?”

She stepped out of the way, sweeping her arm in a welcoming gesture.

“What brings you here, Maximilian?”

“I found myself outside hoping the need to see you would pass. I wanted to convince myself that last night was a fluke, but just now when I saw you standing here all thought of not being with you flew out the window. Damn, I want you.” He pulled her into his arms. His hands gripped her bottom, crushing her against him as he claimed her mouth in a hard kiss.

Tess buried her fingers in the waves of hair near the nape of his neck. She held his head so she could deepen the kiss he’d already started. His breath tasted of scotch, and she wondered how many glasses he drank trying to forget her.

Buy it here. https://amzn.to/2PLtr8E

Thanks now tell us a little about yourself.

Cadence has been involved in the arts since she could pick up a crayon. She has a BFA in photography and silversmithing. If you get a glimpse of her notebooks you’ll discover she’s an accomplished doodler. She channels her daydreams into sizzling hot romances. Now she is living her dream with her husband on Whidbey Island with a view of Puget Sound outside her door. Play a Game With Me and The Perception Game are available now from The Wild Rose Press. Revving Her Heart will be out May 20th.

Thanks for coming by and sharing your book.

 

 

 

 

New Release – Heaven’s Watcher – 50% off

I’m so excited! My new book, Heaven’s Watcher is available today!

Heaven’s Watcher is the second book in the Heavenly Bodies Series. the first book in the perf5.000x8.000.inddseries, Hell’s Bounty will be on a $.99 sale at the end of the month.

Heaven’s Watcher

Blurb: Leather-wearing, motorcycle riding PI Heaven Vaughan is working undercover in a Las Vegas casino for the DA. She must find the evidence to convict the casino boss of ordering her brother killed, but the tall, dark, sex-on-a-stick head of security is constantly watching her. Just knowing he’s got his monitors focused on her makes her hot, and she can’t help but make sure he has something as equally arousing to look at.

Straight-arrow Darius Turner has one job—to safeguard the people in the casino. The feisty redhead dominating his viewing pleasure is playing havoc with his duties and with his libido. All he wants is to take her up on her teasing invitations, but he can’t let her get too close. If Heaven discovers his true identity, there’ll be hell to pay.

Buy Links:

The Wild Rose Press: http://bit.ly/2At5H1t

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2CTy4Hm

KOBO:  http://bit.ly/2AqsyZD

Excerpt :

After scolding herself, she got back to work.

She had to find the evidence quickly before Darius realized what she was up to.

Near the end of her shift, she grabbed a tray, a bottle of single-malt whiskey, a glass, and headed

toward the boss’s office. She knocked on the door. No one answered, so she slipped in.

Setting the tray on the coffee table, she scanned the room and sat down at the desk. She didn’t know the computer password, so she opened the drawer on the right.

At the sound of the soft scraping of the door on the lush carpet, she froze.

Darius filled the doorway. “What are you doing here?”

Quietly, she closed the drawer. “I was told to bring the boss a bottle of scotch.”

Darius nodded at the bottle on the tray. “I see.”

“You do a lot of that.”

“What are you doing behind the desk?” His low, measured voice sent shivers through her.

“Nothing.” She shrugged. When he did not respond, she said, “The truth is, I need to get

another computer. I figured the boss would have the top of the line with all the bells and whistles.” She forced a smile. “Just checking it out.” She got up and edged around the desk, hoping to get to the door before Darius pressed the control in his pocket

to call his men.

He blocked her. His rock-solid frame resembled a wall yet excited her. Taking a calming

breath, she tried to walk around him.

Tinsel Sugarplum shares Christmas Trees recipe.

Highway Cafe Christmas blog 2017

Hi my name is Tinsel Sugarplum. Welcome to our party in the big red barn. Hope you got your dancing shoes on!

My favorite song to dance to is Rock around the Christmas Tree. I listen to that song all year long.

At this time of the year it’s our tradition to have pot luck at the party. I’m a gluten-free elf and I’m not a very good cook, but I love dessert. Here is my recipe for Gluten-Free One Bite Brownie Christmas Trees.

Enjoy.

Gluten-Free One Bite Brownie Christmas Trees  
one bite brownie christmas trees

Ingredients

  • 12 – gluten free one bite brownies
  • 12 large strawberries
  • green icing
  • Smarties

Directions

Place a strawberry on each of the brownies. Put the green icing into a piping bag or a zip-lock bag with the corner cut off One bite brownie chrstmas tree #2and the leaf piping tool* on it. Pipe the icing like branches like the picture. Then use different colored smarties as the decorations on the tree. Enjoy.

Don’t forget to visit all the other elves on the blog tour and enter their draw for prizes. my draw is at the bottom.

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and one lucky winners will win a  $10 Amazon Gift Card. Will be drawn on December 11, 2017.

My new book Heaven’s Watcher is being released on January 8, 2018.

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Blurb: Leather-wearing, motorcycle riding PI Heaven Vaughan is working undercover in a Las Vegas casino for the DA. She must find the evidence to convict the casino boss of ordering her brother killed, but the tall, dark, sex-on-a-stick head of security is constantly watching her. Just knowing he’s got his monitors focused on her makes her hot, and she can’t help but make sure he has something as equally arousing to look at.

Straight-arrow Darius Turner has one job—to safeguard the people in the casino. The feisty redhead dominating his viewing pleasure is playing havoc with his duties and with his libido. All he wants is to take her up on her teasing invitations, but he can’t let her get too close. If Heaven discovers his true identity, there’ll be hell to pay.

Preorder will be available soon.

 

 

Thankful Authors Blog

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In November we think of Thanksgiving, turkey, dressing, gravy and pie. We tend to list all the things we are thankful for at that moment, but why not be thankful all year long?

I have a wonderful husband, and great kids who married people I’m proud to have in the family. Being Canadian we celebrated thanksgiving last month, but each day I get a text or a call from the kids, I’m thankful that we have such a close relationship.

I’m thankful for my extended family. We don’t see one another as often as I’d like, but they are such an important part of my life, they seem close even though we are separated by miles.

I’m thankful for my friends who are like family. They cheer on my successes, hug away my fears and defeat my doubts.

I challenge each of you to thank someone each and every day for the next year. Lets make the next year our most thankful yet!

My book Tartan Temptation will be released soon in audio.tartantemptation_w10679_300

Blurb: Financial planner Cora Siegfried has returned to her hometown to settle her late father’s estate. Get in, get out, that’s the plan. When she’s almost run over by a kilt-wearing hottie on a motorcycle, all her well-laid plans go up in smoke, and all she can think about is getting well laid by her childhood crush. But after what she hoped would be a one-night stand, leaving him might not be as easy. Talk about a tartan temptation.

With his throne on the line, Brodie Murdock needs to secure his kingdom by taking a bride. When the only woman he’s ever wanted steps right into his path, he knows the legends are true. She is his destiny. The feisty female isn’t hard to seduce into his bed for the night, but she’s proving difficult to convince they are meant for forever. And then there’s the secret that could destroy any chance of their future–a secret he’s not ready to confess. Not until his stubborn soul mate admits she needs him for more than sex.

Excerpt:

She smoothed along the tight fabric covering her thighs. “I’m wearing a skirt.”

He pointed to his kilt. “So am I.”

The corners of her mouth turned up, and his heart warmed. “It’s simple. Just take your skirt here—” He grabbed the front hem of his kilt. “—and hike your leg over the seat.”

Mischief shone in her eyes as she placed her hand where he showed her on her pencil skirt, “You mean like this?” She couldn’t raise her leg very far off the ground. “Mine’s too tight.”

He had already noticed how it hugged her hips. “Then hike up your skirt, lass, and hop on your chariot.”

Before she could reply, a crack of thunder shook the ground and lightening flashed across the sky.

Brodie sensed not only the approaching storm but the storm of emotions raging inside Cora. He couldn’t leave her alone. “Get on the bike. We have to get out of here.” He climbed on the motorcycle, tucking the kilt under him, and extended his hand. “Come.”

She gazed at him for a second, then pulled the strap of her purse over her head, hiked-up her proper, business-length skirt to the point of indecency, and swung her leg over the seat behind him.

He shouldn’t be encouraging her to spend time with him. It was crazy to tempt the gods, but he couldn’t help himself. She was a damsel in distress, and he had to rescue the woman connected to his heartblood.

When Cora wrapped her hands around him, his chest tightened. He struggled to keep his wits about him as he gazed up at the clouds. They had to get to safety.

Gunning the throttle of the motorcycle, they raced down the street to their fate.

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Featured author – Award Winning Author – A.K. Smith

Today I’m featuring Award Winning Author – 2017 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner

author A.K. Smith and her book A Deep Thing.

Don’t for get to enter to win a Kindle. Link at end of blog.

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Blurb: Dive into A Deep Thing
A Deep Thing by A.K. Smith is a high concept thriller–think The Da Vinci Code of the deep–that grabs you from the beginning and doesn’t let go. A roller coaster ride of romance, suspense, mystery and intrigue,  this page-turner surprises at every turn and offers a stunning ending you’ll never suspect.  M. Baron- Author of Stumble Stones: A novel

What was her husband hiding in the jungles of Mexico?  A.K. Smith

Rocked by her husband’s tragic death, Kendall Jackson strives to put her life back together. But Ryder, her nineteen-year-old stepson, is bitter and wants nothing to do with her. And she can’t keep the grief at bay. Sometimes, it’s so strong, she wonders if life is worth living. A call from a cave diver in Mexico gives her hope of mending the relationship with her stepson. Before his death, her husband arranged a diving expedition as a birthday gift for his son. Kendall persuades Ryder to honor his father’s last wish.

From the campus of Western Maryland College to the woods of Camp David and the caves of the Yucatán, Kendall and Ryder take a journey to discover what her husband worked so hard to hide, and to protect his treasured secrets from falling into the wrong hands. The choices they make will decide their fate and the future of others. Will they risk everything for the truth?A Deep Thing by A.K. Smith

Short Excerpt:

Harvey next to her, Kendall, sat cross-legged on the bed, staring at her laptop. A glass of white wine, sat untouched on the bedside table. She put her iPod in, selected Jason Mraz and turned it up loud.

She turned off the Wi-Fi. Her mind was battling thoughts of hackers and computer surveillance.

She held the unusual memory stick in her hand before plugging it into the side of her computer. Black rubber surrounded the stick like the rubber on an underwater camera. Here goes. She watched it upload. Let’s see what this is all about.

Ten documents labeled by date flashed on her computer screen. Six documents dated years before Tim and Kendall met; the other four ranged from the beginning of their relationship to one dated three days before Tim died.

Inhaling deeply, she touched her mouse, pulling down to the right and clicking without hesitation on the last icon, a video file. She squeezed her eyes to hold back tears as Tim’s face filled the screen. The background was the upstairs office over the garage. She hit play.

“This message is for my wife. Kendall, if you’re watching this video, I’m so sorry not to be with you. Obviously, something happened to me for you to be hearing this. I know life’s been hard for you. I’m sorry, my love, I’m sorry I kept a secret from you, but I’ve been sworn to secrecy to protect a division of the US government. I hoped they will share this video with you. I can’t disclose the details about my job, but it’s not important to us. Something I did, not who I am. You know who I am, Kendall, you’re the only one who really knew me.” She wiped the tears running off her chin.

“Stay close with Ryder, he’s not your blood, but he is a part of me and I want him in your life. UWMA, Kendall, UWMA I love you, Lambie.”

Her brows furrowed as tears ran down her face and her open mouth. She gasped for air. A division of the US government? Some type of CIA agent? The badge said Navy. UWMA. Was this truly happening?

Book Trailer:

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Author Bio

A.K. Smith is the author of debut novel, “A Deep Thing. She loves all things jungly, beachy and mysterious. Her goal is to write thrillers, suspense, and romance, which have A.K. Smith 3 the power to make you stay up late, to reach the ending.

A new scuba diver, she counts diving in a cenote (underwater caves in the Yucatan) and surviving– one of her biggest achievements. Mexico has a special place in her heart; it’s where she escaped after walking out on Corporate America and where she fell in love on a sailboat. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University (BA) and has a Master of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She treasures her family, friends, and kindness. Check out her website at www.aksmithauthor.com or find her on Twitter, and Facebook.

Author Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Thing-K-Smith-ebook/dp/B01MG3FOXS

Facebook: A.K. Smith https://www.facebook.com/aksmithauthor

Twitter ID @aksmithbook https://twitter.com/aksmithbook

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Website http://www.aksmithauthor.com/index.html

Goodreads author page https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32670737-a-deep-thing