Saturday, October 25, 2014

Highland Moon Rising (Cry Wolf #4) Book Blitz

Book Description:
A kitten in a werewolves’ lair…

A Highland reunion...
After months of trying to rescue her werewolf half-brother Colin who was abducted by evil research scientists, wereleopard Caitlyn has come home to Scotland to console her sibling. But her problems are far from over...

Red in tooth and claw...
Still heady and wanton from the power of last night’s full moon, Caitlyn is in mortal danger. Werewolves have little respect for other shifters, and she’s trapped and caged at the Scottish Pack's HQ and at the mercy of Alistair—the vicious wolf who fathered Colin and abused her mother, and who’s capable of murder…

The sweet smell of arousal...
Her scent can save her, or kill her. Dougal, the Pack’s new Alpha, hungers to strip her naked and satiate his fiery lunar lust. But he also senses this beautiful feline with clover-green eyes that shine through the bars of her prison with burning desire is nearing the end of her strength. Will he deny his dominance, and the moon’s lingering power, to be the protector she needs?

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Excerpt:
Hinges squeaked on a door that hadn’t seen use in several months. Months I’d spent struggling to rescue my younger brother. My attempts had been in vain. Not only had the scientists who’d captured him discovered my existence and fervently chased me, but no matter what I’d tried, their research facility had been nearly impenetrable for a lone wereleopard. The tall fences and heavy-duty searchlights would have been challenge enough, but the plentiful armed guards that crisscrossed the compound had made it impossible to proceed.
Fortunately, the werewolf Pack he’d transferred to had broken him—and the other shifters—free with their numbers and brute strength. However, I could only wonder how Colin had fared after all he’d been through. From the brief phone call we’d shared yesterday, I barely recognized him. He didn’t sound at all like the easygoing guy I’d known. He was weary and solemn.
But that was understandable. Whatever had been done had changed him and his beast.
With each minute, hour, day, I neared the brink of complete exhaustion. Sooner than later, I needed to rest up. The scientists had stayed so close on my tail for so long that I remained vigilant at all times. It was so hard to let my guard down.
While I was in Scotland to support Colin, I craved the comfort of home and the ability to run in my feline form without having to keep constant watch over my shoulder. Och, to feel the lush grass and dried leaves beneath my padded feet and to smell the forest air mixing and lingering with the soft undertones of early morning rain. My beast stretched lazily inside my chest, eager to unsheathe her claws and return to nature. But there was no luxury for that yet.
Colin would be arriving back any day now, and I wanted to clean the place up before his return. His absence had made the house a dusty mess. However, this provided me with a temporary place to stay, since I’d given up my flat and the majority of my belongings shortly after he’d gone missing.
Now that he was safe, I looked forward to rebuilding my life and getting back into a comfortable routine.
Tossing my duffel bag on the floor, I took a deep breath, trying to push aside the stress weighing on me. My brother’s scent still lingered in the air after all this time. However, I wasn’t alone. Another musky smell—of a wild beast—urged me deeper into the apartment, calling to me from just out of reach.
As far as I knew, Colin wasn’t expecting company.
A loose floorboard groaned behind me. I spun around, slinging my fist at the intruder as instinct took over. But the hulking man looming over me easily dodged my punch and landed a hard kick to my outer thigh. I stumbled into the living room’s leather armchair but jerked back to my feet, quickly regaining my balance. My cat-like reflexes suffered from being so bone-weary, but I needed to persevere.
Sucking in a deep breath, I scented my attacker’s lupine odor and my blood chilled. Shite.
Werewolves weren’t exactly fans of other shifters, especially felines. The dog and cat politics between us were as hairy as our domestic counterparts’ at times.
“What are you doing here, kitty?” The man snarled the words, sounding every bit the hungry wolf. Dark brown hair swept across his forehead, and he brushed it back with the swipe of his meaty hand. He stalked closer, invading my personal space. I didn’t dare to move away and show weakness.
Questions raced through my head. Who was he? Should I answer him? Something about him seemed familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Keep the secret safe.
He slid his blue-eyed gaze down my body, pointedly lingering on my curves. His momentary distraction was exactly what I needed to attack.
I leapt into the air, slamming both feet against his chest to knock him down in a fierce hit. My plan nearly succeeded—even if his massive chest was as solid as a brick wall—but he grabbed my ankle at the last minute, dragging me down with him. I twisted, struggling to land on my feet. Unlike my feline counterpart, I wasn’t that agile. Not with a werewolf holding onto me.
Air burst from my lungs as I smacked the floor with bone-rattling force. I gasped, struggling for each breath after the hard blow. A gentle gust of wind made the open front door creak a little. My gaze rose to the lush green outdoors. If I could just make it there, then I could outrun this wolf. Leopards were quicker, so I’d be safe from him.
Shame forced its way inside my chest. My life had become one giant race. Constantly running from one problem to another. That wasn’t me. The fact this wolf had even managed to gain an advantage over me showed just how desperately I needed to rest. If I were at the top of my game, he would be running from me.




About the Author:
NYT & USA Today bestselling author Sarah Mäkelä loves her fiction dark, magical, and passionate. She is a paranormal romance author, but she’s written all over the romance spectrum with cyberpunk, sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy...even a sweet contemporary romance!

A life-long paranormal fan, she still sleeps with a night-light. In her spare time, she reads sexy books, watches scary movies (and Ghost Adventures), and plays computer games with her husband. When she gets the chance, she loves traveling the world too.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crimson Son VBT

Blurb:
His mother kidnapped, his superhero father absent, powerless Spencer Harrington faces a world of weaponized humans to prove himself and find the truth.

Nineteen-year-old Spencer is the son of the Crimson Mask, the world's most powerful Augment. Since witnessing his mother's abduction by a psychotic super villain two years ago, he's been confined to his father's arctic bunker. When the "Icehole" comes under attack from a rampaging robot, Spencer launches into his father's dangerous world of weaponized human beings known as Augments.

With no superpowers of his own save a multi-tool, a quick wit and a boatload of emotional trauma, Spencer seeks to uncover his mother's fate and confront his absentee superhero father. As he stumbles through a web of conspiracies and top secret facilities, he rallies a team of everyday people and cast-off Augments. But Spencer soon discovers that the Black Beetle isn't his only enemy, nor his worst.


Excerpt:
The sound of dry leaves cascading downhill gets louder. My forehead lies flat on the cool earth and stubbornly, my head refuses to turn when I try to get a better look. My eyeballs feel disconnected and keep spinning, no matter how hard I focus. I see running shoes and black, ankle-length stretchy pants approaching. Maybe an Augment?

Wiry arms encircle my chest and start to pull. My moon boots catch at an awkward angle along the frame. As much as I’d love to, I can’t get my limbs to cooperate. She lifts and shifts and twists, struggling with my dead weight until the boot comes free and we tumble backwards. Smooth, damp, cool skin envelops my face for an instant and despite the mental numbness, my thawing hormones recognize the source.

Real, honest to God, non-digitized breasts. Goodbye, iPod diva.

The mystery girl struggles to her feet and drags me away from the crash site. Gently, she lays me on my side and kneels. A highlighted strand of dark brown hair has escaped her ponytail, dangling down her cheek. Her eyes glow with green flecks in the woodland light. Her lips are parted as if she’s mid-sentence. No makeup, just sweat and a smudge of dirt, all forming a stunning image.

I feel violently ill. Stabilizing my spinning head and lurching stomach becomes a priority.

I roll over and clamber to my knees, palms flat on the ground. Standing would be a good start. Impressive, even. Heck, it would impress the hell out of me if I can manage to get vertical with the earth moving this much. I stagger to my feet while she keeps her hands poised to stop the impending face plant.

Figuring out some ingenious way of explaining how I crash landed in the woods that a) makes me sound badass, and b) convinces her I’m not an alien invader (unless she’s into that) isn’t working out at the moment. I could say something cool: “Me? I’ve seen worse.” Or go the funny guy route: “I meant to do that.”

Opening my mouth is a big mistake.

I really hope she didn’t like those shoes.


Russ, thanks so much for stopping by. So, why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?
Hello, my name is Russ and I’m a writer.

(Pause for the greeting.)

I was born to two loving parents on a dying world and stuffed into an escape pod with an old-school VCR looping episodes of “Barney”. I was supposed to gain all kinds of powers when I got to Earth, but only ended up insane with a propensity to spew bullshit.

Naturally, I took advantage of my abilities and pursued a philosophy degree. I then started work as a graphic designer, went into national security with the F.B.I, started my own business and finally decided I should write fiction.


What was the inspiration for your book?
Crimson Son was inspired in part by my family and my experiences working in a career that becomes more than a job but a lifestyle. It was also inspired by a love of comic books and our modern mythology of superheroes. I blended those elements with some real world truth, focused on the “powerless” people in the path of the runaway train that would be “weaponized humans”, and Crimson Son was born.


What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
I’ve been lucky enough to have work published in a number of genres. Horror, weird west, fantasy and I’ve written several sci-fi stories which I’ve published on my website at www.russlinton.com.

Crimson Son is a toss up as superhero fiction has been described as both science fiction and fantasy (I lean more toward fantasy cause the “Science” in most comic books is purely fantastical. An irradiated spider is a dead spider…)

One genre I’ve never written is historical fiction. There are a few elements in Crimson Son that come close, but I’d like to a full book where historical fiction is at the forefront. There’d naturally have to be elements of fantasy mixed in with the fact, but I think warping history into interesting hypotheticals would be exciting.


So, what are you working on right now? Got any releases planned, or still writing?
Currently, I’m writing a fantasy novel under the working title, First Song. It’s about a bug-humanoid named Sidge who is raised by human monks in an isolated monastery. He grows up not knowing much about his past and accepting his role as an acolyte in the Storm Temple among his human brothers.

He leaves for his first pilgrimage along with his heretical Master, Ivar and their travelling companion, a worldly prostitute named Kaaliya. On their journey, they come across a naked man who appears to have lost his wits but harbors a mystery that may unravel Sidge’s own orderly world.

A tale of high fantasy and apocalyptic forces all unfolds as a backdrop to Sidge’s own quest to understand his true identity. I pitch it as a Hindu inspired Lord of the Rings meets Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Release is planned for 2015 but no exact date has been set.


Alright, now for some totally random, fun questions. Favorite color?
Blue. No yel… AHHHHHHHH

Favorite movie?
Empire Strikes Back. I’m a child of the 80’s. And while I’m a huge fantasy fan, there weren’t a lot of really great fantasy movies. Ladyhawk, Excalibur, Willow, Krull, and a whole bunch of Henson’s Muppet magic gave some competition of varying quality, but Lucas’ timeless space opera wins out. Star Wars started it all of course, but Empire was the pinnacle of the franchise (yeah, he peaked early…)

Book that inspired you to become an author?
C.S. Lewis’ the Magician’s Nephew. Lewis not only unlocked Narnia but a whole universe of imagination in that Wood full of magical pools. When Polly and Digory landed there, I was overcome by the possibilities. Every pool could take you to another world and I wanted to dive into each and every one of them. I can do that as a writer and I can take anyone and everyone with me.

Alright, you have one superpower. What is it?
I create worlds. Care to come along?

You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?
Robin Williams. It’s interesting how you can develop a sense of understanding or camaraderie with someone through a television or movie screen. It makes no sense (about as much as getting to know a person that is nothing more than words on a page) but I feel like we had a lot in common. Like I knew him somehow, and that he’d be a cool guy to hang with apart from the intense, “always on” comedic side.
                                                    
My wife. I’d be in trouble if I didn’t include her. We’re long overdue for a date. As soon as she wraps up her MBA stuff and I get this next book out of my system, we’re going to make reservations at the best restaurant I can afford and celebrate. (What this means is y’all need to buy my book so I can upgrade. We’re at about Taco Bell level at the moment...)

Lastly, I’m going to say Neil Gaiman. Not sure if he is attending World Fantasy Con or not, but I bought banquet tickets so if you’re out there Neil, I’m saving a seat.

Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?
Spencer is pretty close to home. For a first novel I didn’t want to try writing a deep POV like first person present tense in the “other”. We’re both incorrigible smart asses, though Spence beats me by several levels of magnitude. We share some interests like computer tech, but again where I’m the whiny farm boy who wants to pick up power converters in his spare time, he’s the wrinkly muppet who’d rather pick up an X-wing with his brain when it comes to raw technical talent.

He’s also got several interests which I don’t share in the least. I’d rather watch paint dry than watch a baseball game. As for his interest in the black hat side of programming, I’ve never delved much into that world aside from a few games on 5.25 floppy I may or may not have paid for back in the day.

All the exaggerated differences aside, we’re very much alike. Geeky hobbies, a strong desire for personal freedom, and a penchant for diving into stuff head first and making it work. I cram all that into a wiry 6’2 frame though, so he’s bound to hate me a little for that.




October 13: Kit 'N Kabookle
October 13: Coffee Books and Art
October 14: Deal Sharing Aunt
October 15: Unabridged Andra's
October 16: Rainbow Warriors
October 17: Long and Short Reviews
October 20: Bunny's Review
October 20: Queen of All She Reads
October 21: Angela Myron
October 22: SBM Book Obsession
October 23: Sharing Links and Wisdom
October 24: Room With Books
October 27: A Book Addict's Delight PROMO
October 27: The blog of C.R. Moss
October 28: The Book Review REVIEW
October 29: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
October 30: Straight from the Library
October 31: Lilac Reviews
October 31: Bunny's Review


Author Bio and Links:
In the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time.

Russ creates character-driven speculative fiction. His stories drip with blood, magic, and radioactive bugs. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls.

Russ lives in Denton, Texas where he writes beside an unnervingly quiet dog with the support of his history-obsessed son and his extremely patient wife. He regularly pursues community service and is currently scoutmaster for his son’s Boy Scout troop. He is a regular at the North Branch Writers’ Critique Group and has honed his craft through creative writing courses with Stanford University’s continuing studies program as well as writing workshops at local conventions.

Russ holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do which was marginally more useful in a former life not making his living from behind a desk. He enjoys the outdoors and when he isn’t leading his scouts on virtual campouts in Minecraft, he’s making them haul their gear across state parks in the North Texas area.
  
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Guest Post and Giveaway: Orbus Arcana Series by Viki Lyn and Vina Grey

Viki Lyn
Thank you for hosting me today.

Orbus Arcana is a vampire love story set during the present day. The story leans toward fantasy rather than paranormal because Vina and I have created a vampire world set in another dimension. This world has four political orders and the Jurisdictio—very much like our Supreme Court. Political intrigue is the norm (think English monarchy!) and there are vampires that would like nothing better than to see the end of ruling Kamateros family.

Vincent Kamateros is Lord Heir of the Order of Boreãs and next in line to be king. The story begins in book 1, For The Bite Of It, with Vincent exiled to the human world for a crime he never committed. Opening up a cupcake bakery in Tempe, Arizona, he’d planned to live a quiet life until the fateful day a car crashed through the bakery and in walked Detective John Reeder.

Vina Grey
Book 2, A Bite In Time, continues Vince and John’s romance. Vina and I introduced more of the vampire world and Vince’s special powers. John’s development continues as he’s coming to terms with his homosexuality and stepping out of the closet. The mystery plot is of a killer on the loose draining blood from his victims. The relationship tension is Vince having a difficult time hiding the fact he’s a vampire from John. Should he tell him, shouldn’t he tell him?

Currently, we are writing book 3, which will wrap up Vince and John’s love story. Somehow Vina and I must find a way to make their relationship work. It’s not easy. Vincent did the unthinkable when he fell in love with a human. And to further upset his father, the king, Vincent fell in love with a man. Homosexuality is tolerated in Orbus Arcana but not in the royal house.  And sheesh…poor John in love with a vampire. How would you handle that kind of news if you found out?

Book 3, Love’s Last Bite, begins with John and Vince vacationing on a tropical island. We have yet to come up with where exactly. I’d imagined somewhere in the Caribbean, but when I received the chapter edits back from Vina she had the island in the Pacific Ocean! Oops. But these surprises are what’s fun when writing with a partner.

We are a good team, each bringing something unique to the story. Vina is a die-hard romantic and reads tons of romance. I am more pragmatic, love murder mysteries, Japanese anime and yaoi. I also read romances, but strictly gay romance. This blend of us both is what makes the Orbus Arcana series such fun for us as writers, and we’re told for readers too!

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Twitter: @VinaGreyAuthor    @VikiLynRomance   


Viki has graciously offered to give away a t-shirt to one lucky winner (US ONLY). All you have to do is leave a comment to enter. For an extra entry, either follow Vina and Viki on Twitter or join their Facebook group. Giveaway ends October 31.


For the Bite of It, Amazon buy link

A vampire, a cupcake, plus one sexy cop, is a recipe for trouble.

VINCENT KAMATEROS is an exiled vampire making a routine living as the owner of a cupcake bakery in Arizona. Until a car with a dead driver crashes through the wall of his shop, bringing after it, All-American, closeted cop, JOHN REEDER. Smitten the instant he sees John, but bound to silence by the Vampire High Council, he can never reveal his true self to John.

John Reeder can’t control his attraction to the sexy Italian baker. But as addictive as the sex is, John can't overcome his fear of rejection for being gay, and open his heart to a man with so many secrets


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A dangerous secret, a vampire, plus one sexy cop is a recipe for trouble.

JOHN REEDER has accepted his love for VINCENT KAMATEROS, but he doesn't know his lover is a vampire. When a killer targets Vincent, John has to deal with uncovered secrets that blow his life apart.

Will Vince reveal his true nature to protect the cop who has come to mean more than his own life? In doing so, he might ruin his only chance for a ‘happy ever after’ with John.


Excerpt from For the Bite of It:
Yet, thoughts of Vincent kept buzzing in his mind at the most inopportune times. He savored the memory of the taste of Vincent’s skin, and the heat generated from the tight clench of their bodies. Besides that tempting body, the intelligence sparkling in those lively eyes kept him interested. They both loved water, and he’d bet Vincent would take to sailing as if he’d done it all his life. Their amazing night together hinted of what it could be like in the future.
Fuck. He missed the bastard.
But it wasn’t the reason why he sped toward the bakery. No. He had to pick up the cupcakes for the party, and ask Vincent how he obtained information on him. John parked in front of the plate glass window. Not ready to face Vincent yet, he stayed in his car for a few moments.
Putting on his cop face, he pushed on the door meeting with resistance. Looking at his wristwatch, he cursed under his breath. Vincent had closed a few minutes ago. He rapped on the glass and thought back to the last time he’d been here. If only he could brush the misgivings and misunderstandings between them under the carpet. But that's not why he came here. He reminded himself again. For the cupcakes, and to ask Vincent about his vacation.
Vincent opened the door and didn’t say a word as he disappeared into the kitchen.
Okay, so he was getting the silent treatment.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Noru Free ebook Blitz

Book Description:
"After speaking to the other angels on the team, I hang up my cell and sigh. No one's heard from Aaden in months. This bothers me not only as the leader but as his girl--well if I was his girl--which I'm not. Great. Now on top of being grounded, I'm sitting here acting girly and needy. Argh!!!

Screw this! I start to head downstairs to plead my case to my parents again, when something out the window catches my eye. I lean in closer to get a good look. What I see astounds me: soundlessly and without hesitation, the humans line up and jump off the roof one at a time..."

PLEASE NOTE: This book contains a scene in chapter 12 that is for mature audiences only. Readers can skip this chapter without missing any info vital to the plot.

Number of pages: 397
Word Count:  73,062


Excerpt:
“That didn’t look like nothing, Pryor. He’s terrified. You were Binding him,” my dad accuses.

"A little,” I admit, avoiding eye contact.

"You could have killed him,” she says.

"I wasn’t going to hurt Principal Walsh. I just wanted him to shut up. He was going on about conforming to the status quo, and frankly that’s unacceptable behavior for an educator. I was doing humanity a favor by rendering him silent.”

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About the Author:
Lola was seven when she first came to this country from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She attended Columbia College in Chicago, where her main focus was creative writing. In addition to plays, she also writes screenplays and short stories.

She has been commissioned to write for ABC, CBS and Princeton University. She won the NAACP award for her play "The Bones of Lesser Men". In addition to being nominated for LA Weekly awards. Her work has also received positive reviews from The LA Times, Variety and LA Weekly.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Castle Blues Quake VBT

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12-year-old Pepper Connelly leaves her best friend, Chrissie, behind when her family moves from New York City to Santa Cruz, CA. Pepper discovers a boy, Corey, hiding in her backyard shed. Unknown to Pepper, Corey is a ghost trying to contact his grandfather, Boppie, before he crosses over. He tells Pepper he must locate Boppie before Social Services finds him. Pepper agrees to help. While Pepper’s communication with Chrissie dwindles, her friendship with Corey grows. She tells Corey about her passion for writing songs, and throughout the story, she composes a song about Corey. Corey teaches Pepper to play the harmonica. Soon, she’s torn between finding Boppie and knowing when she does, Corey will certainly go back on the road with his traveling-musician grandfather. Other characters help her on her quest: new classmate Ally Cressman, who dresses in an odd-ball, non-mall style; Sawtooth Sam, the mysterious saw-playing street musician; and Madame Mchumba, who performs her psychic readings at the Boardwalk amusement park. Earthquakes, haunted house rides, poltergeists, and crystal ball readings propel Pepper toward the shocking conclusion of her search.

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Profile Picture_Charlie CutLinda Covella’s varied job experience and education (associate degrees in art, business and mechanical drafting & design, a BS degree in Manufacturing Management) have led her down many paths and enriched her life experiences. But one thing she never strayed from is her love of writing. A writer for over 30 years, her first official publication was a restaurant review column in a local newspaper, and as a freelance writer, she continued to publish numerous articles in a variety of publications. But when she published articles for children’s magazines (“Games and Toys in Ancient Rome” and “Traveling the Tokaido in 17th Century Japan,” in Learning Through History magazine, and “Barry’s Very Grown Up Day” in Zootles magazine), she realized she’d found her niche: writing for children. She wants to share with kids and teens her love of books:  the worlds they open, the things they teach, the feelings they express. Yakimali’s Gift, a historical novel for young adults published by Astraea Press, and middle grade paranormal The Castle Blues Quake published by Beau Coup Publishing are her first novels. She’s a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). No matter what new paths she may travel down, she sees her writing as a lifelong joy and commitment.   

You can find Linda at these links:

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Violca's Dragon SBB

Blurb:
Violca knows life can change instantly. Her parents died suddenly, leaving her to raise four younger sisters and keep them safe ~ even from the golden-eyed stranger.

Chase knows the Grey sisters possibly hold the key to his fate. He is determined to to get close, protect them and bring them to his Dragon King. What Violca doesn't know is that once a dragon decides he wants something, there is no stopping him from getting it.


Excerpt:
Chase stays behind her as she walks on a path that leads away from the cabin, heading near the direction of the river. He knows Violca is aware of him and smiles to himself, knowing she is not turning around because she is trying to ignore him.

When she stumbles, he reacts quickly and is at her side, his arms around her before she can fall. She squirms, pushing away from him, almost falling with the effort.

Once he is sure she’s okay he carefully releases her. Standing in front of her, he looks her over and when she finally looks up at him, he notices that her violet eyes are darker as she looks at him angrily. “I didn’t ask you for your help,” she snaps.

Chase knows that smiling at her right now will not help him, nor will telling her she looks beautiful when she’s angry. Watching her breasts rising up and down as she breathes, her violet eyes sparkling with anger and the straight line of her lips, he fights the urge to kiss her. “You didn’t, but that doesn’t mean I want to see you hurt.”

She glares at him. “Why are you here? What do you want with me?”


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Author Bio and Links:
Leilani Love is a proud mother of two very active boys. A military wife she loves getting to meet new people wherever they move. She loves to read books crossing many genres. Her love affair with dragons started when she was young and one day dreams of having her own dragon and black panther.


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The Bar V5 Dude Ranch Series SBB

Blurbs:
Three couples. Three stories, where you can follow one pair from meeting to wedding day!

1. Mistletoe Magic – short story – $.99 for Kindle (though FREE at the moment) and Nook, Free at Smashwords
2. Kiss Me, Cowboy – eBook novella — $.99 on Kindle Oct. 17-22
3. Mistletoe Wedding — eBook novella — New Release! only $2.99


Mistletoe Magic
Spending a quiet Christmas housesitting and reading novels about hot cowboys sounds perfect to Caitlin Butler. Until a stray kitten brings her face-to-face with Noah, her crush from college. Watching the handsome vet in action melts Caitlin's heart and brings back long forgotten emotion. She would be safer back at the house lost in the pages of a book. But a toe-curling mistletoe kiss tempts her to stay. Maybe she won't be spending this Christmas... alone.

Veterinarian Noah Sullivan isn't a Scrooge, but the Christmas Eve tradition of hanging mistletoe in the clinic's waiting room annoys him. Kissing doesn't belong at the Copper Mountain Animal Hospital. Noah rethinks his position when Caitlin arrives with a stray kitten she found freezing in the snow. All he wants now is to maneuver the pretty preschool teacher under the mistletoe. If he's not careful, he'll wind up on Santa's naughty list.


Kiss Me, Cowboy
She didn’t mean to kiss him…

When dude ranch wrangler Charlotte – aka Charlie – Randall kisses Zack Harris in an act of empathy, she falls hat over spurs for the handsome military veteran turned cowboy. Zack has too many demons, however, and refuses to get involved. A year later, he's still stonewalling, and Charlie needs to move on with her life so she can find a fulfilling relationship, not frustrating unrequited love. Putting distance between them seems the best way to get Zack out of her head and heart...but that means quitting the job she loves and accepting a position in Colorado.

He didn’t mean to kiss her back…

Growing up, Zack longed for a real family, and had one with his squad while deployed in Afghanistan. Now, he's back in the States and doesn't want anything messing up his new ranch family, no matter how much he's attracted to the sexy, hard-working Charlie. She could break his heart and ruin the comfortable working relationship they and the other wranglers enjoy. Besides, her friends claim she's looking for the perfect guy, and perfect he's not.

A kiss is just a kiss…or is it?

When Zack learns Charlie's thinking about leaving the ranch, he decides to find her a boyfriend — someone so good, so perfect, she has a reason to stay in Montana. Until he realizes too late that the only cowboy he wants her kissing is him. Can he commit to love and convince Charlie not to leave? Or has she made up her mind to put the past, and the kiss that started it all, behind her and move on without him?


Mistletoe Wedding
Longer: Event planner at the Bar V5 Dude Ranch, Meg Redstone is dreaming of a white Christmas with twinkling lights, sparkly decorations and strategically placed mistletoe. She loves making dreams come true for others, whether planning a holiday wedding or giving her young daughter the best Christmas ever.

Ranch foreman Tyler Murphy loves the holidays, but his newest employee has taken over his barn with her over-the-top decorations. He admires Meg’s desire to give her daughter the perfect Christmas while planning a winter wonderland wedding, but he wants to show her that a Montana Christmas is more than glitter and lights.

After raising his younger sister, an instant family is not on Ty's Christmas wish list. But he finds himself falling hard for the single mom and her little girl. Meg, however, is not interested in a romance with a cowboy like Ty, or any man. Getting her under the mistletoe is going to take a Christmas miracle . . . or a little help from Santa.


Excerpt from KISS ME, COWBOY:
A few minutes later, Charlie stepped out of the barn. Two copper braids hung down from her hat. The only time he'd seen her wear make-up had been at Nate and Rachel's wedding. Charlie had worn a dress showing off long, toned legs no one expected, east of all him. He'd had to keep his distance that night and keep the other wranglers away from her, too.

She might act like a cowboy, rough and tumble, ready to jump into a fight if called upon, but she was girl-next-door pretty, with blue eyes that sparkled and a generous mouth that
readily curved into a smile. He didn't let himself think of her as a woman often. Treating her like a guy kept him from focusing on her soft lips, sweet scent, and sexy curves.

She rubbed the back of her neck. "Thought you'd be at the bunkhouse by now."

He shrugged. "Was waiting for you."

She inhaled sharply.

Ty was right about them not getting along. She seemed more pissed off today. He jumped off the fence and closed the distance between them. "Got a few minutes?"

"For?"

The blues of her eyes reminded him of two tempting, deep pools of water. Perfect to jump into when he was hot and sweating. Truth was, drowning in her didn't sound like a bad way to go. The reason that would be a mistake poked at him like hungry mosquitos.

"I want to talk," he said.


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Author Bio and Links:
With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! Since then, she has published over thirty romance novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She’s also been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities. She also sends care packages to deployed service members and fosters cats through a local no-kill animal shelter. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!

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