Getting Lucky

Here’s my latest release called Getting Lucky. It was first published by Evernight Publishing in 2013.

It was one of my favorite stories to write because Megan and Andy are both broken characters who are down on their luck but things are about to change. It’s actually their sudden change in fortune that brings them into one another’s lives.

It’s a story about finding hope, recovering from past demons, falling in love, and yes, getting lucky too.

If you didn’t check it out in 2013, I’d love for you to do so now because like I said, it really is one of my favorite stories. I know it will tug on your heart strings and you’ll be cheering for these two people throughout the story.

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Do you feel lucky today?

 

Megan Scott changed her name and escaped to Seattle, hoping to put her past and her abusive ex behind her. Her sister told her bad luck couldn’t last forever, and with that in mind she purchased a ticket hoping to be one of the ten people to win a key that would open the door to a dream home.

 

Andy Hill is starting life anew. He lost his family and home but feels deep down that bad luck has to end sometime.

 

When a mix up with the winning keys puts Megan and Andy in a situation they never thought they’d find themselves in, Megan has to put her trust in a man again, and Andy has to accept that there’s no going back and fixing bad mistakes.

 

Learning to move on in life is sometimes a hard lesson but it’s also a chance to get lucky.

 

Here’s an excerpt…

Megan’s legs shook so much that by the time she arrived at the house she didn’t think she’d be able to get out of her car, let alone walk up to the check-in desk. Floodlights had been turned on and a beam of light played against the house’s shiny black front door. She fingered the key. She had a one in ten chance that in less than an hour the house would be hers.

Here goes.

She made her way across the street and up the path to the desk where a young man in his early twenties sat with sheets of paper in front of him.

“Hi, my name’s Megan Scott.”

“Hello Megan, if you could sign here next to your name and then wait over there with the other contestants,” he said, pulling out a sheet of paper for her. She quickly signed before her hand shook again, and then walked over to the lawn where two older men, one on a walker, three women, all older than her, and a girl about twenty, blowing bubble gum, stood in a line. She smiled but no one smiled back. No one was talking either. Instead they eyed one another cautiously which made her legs tremble even more.

She fingered her key again as two more people joined the group, and then a man probably a bit older than herself walked toward them. She’d seen him before but couldn’t think where. Maybe he’d visited the museum, but she knew it was someplace else. He smiled at her, she smiled back. Now she remembered. He’d been the idiot driving the car that had almost hit her. He stood beside her and they glanced at one another and then looked away. The scent of his aftershave drifted her way as the wind picked up. She didn’t think she’d ever like the smell of cologne again, because Ted had almost bathed in the stuff, but this man’s brand was different, and was more subtle and spicy. She shifted her feet, wishing the contest would soon be over and she’d know either way whether she was a homeowner.

Megan glanced at the man again. That had been stupid because he was looking her way. They didn’t say anything but both coughed before quickly looking away. When he’d been driving, she’d focused more on trying not to hit his car, but now that all her attention was solely on him, she realized that he was cute and had gorgeous blue eyes.

She hadn’t checked out a man in so much detail, and for this long, since she’d first laid eyes on Ted. Maybe it was her nerves and she was using it as a way to take her mind off the whole thing.

Maybe.

 

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Happy Holidays

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2017 is slowly coming to a close and I’d like to thank you for following my blog posts and buying my books.

I had planned to write and release more books than I actually did but as many of you know I started a new venture…coaching and mentoring aspiring authors, and that took up a lot of my time and energy.

In 2018, I get rights back to 15 of my books so I’ll be publishing those again, revamping most of them too. I also have ideas for a couple of new series and will be adding to my already established series so stay tuned.

I’m taking a break until January 2nd and hope to post often and stay more connected with all of you next year.

Here’s wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons.

See you in 2018.

Two Re-Released Titles

confession of loveart innatureI’m getting rights back to many of my stories and slowly revamping and re-releasing them.

Here are two that I released this week. One is book three in the Perfect Pairings series and the other one is a former Romance on the Go title, Confession of Love. Both have  have been re-edited,  given new covers and both are on sale for 99 cents. Both are available through KDP Select at Amazon which means if you have Kindle Unlimited you can read them for free.

Hope you enjoy these two stories.

 

 

New Release-Erotic Bedtime Stories

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I got ahead of schedule and as this book was ready I decided to release it earlier than planned.

It’s an anthology of four of my stories that were previously published by Cobblestone Press.

Taken for a Ride, The Vampire’s Seduction, Stranger in Town and Friends with Benefits.

If you haven’t read them before I hope you’ll enjoy them all together in this one book. And if you use to buy my books at All Romance E Books remember you can buy them at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords, and most other online book stores.

Taken for A Ride

When two nightclub employees decide to go for a ride in one of the customer’s cars they get more than they bargained for.

The Vampire’s Seduction

Rachel loved her job at the private investigation company and recovering a client’s jewelry was all she had in mind the night she attends a party at the home of Shane Stevens. She’s always found him different to other men but is in the surprise of her life when he catches her red handed sneaking around where she’s been told not to venture.

Stranger in Town

The last thing Laura Reed needed was to end up in the ER while she’s out of town on a job interview. However, not all is lost when Paul Crosby mistakes her for his sister. Laura soon discovers that being an out of towner has its pluses.

Friends with Benefits

What goes around comes around or so Ashley believes when she does a good deed for her BFF. Teaching the baking class isn’t her ideal of fun until a tall handsome stranger walks in.

Happy New Year and News To Share

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a happy 2017 to everyone.

I took a few weeks to recharge as this year is going to be a busy one.

I’m teaching at least two workshops every month which will be a first for me. I’ll also be trying to get my new coaching and critiquing business up and running and exploring new platforms on which to teach.

Bookwise, I hope to release at least one new title and one revamped title each and every month. I get rights back to about a dozen of my titles with Evernight Publishing and one from Total E-Bound all of which I either plan to rewrite and release as stand alone books or rewrite to fit into one of my current series.

Speaking of which, I’ll be debuting a new series very soon…it’s one of my current WIPs and that’s Cowbear Haven where I’m combing my love of cowboys and bear shifters together.

My next release will be later this month and is titled Erotic Bedtime Stories which is an anthology of some revamped older titles and I’m thinking about adding a brand new one too. Here’s a sneak peek of the cover.

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You’ve probably heard about the closing of All Romance E Books which was actually one of my best markets for sales so if any of you purchased books from the site and are now wondering where to buy my titles, you’ll find them at most online book stores, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and also check them out at Smashwords too.

I’ll be giving the site a major overhaul soon and considering adding some more features for both readers and writers so please let me know what you’d like to see. Are you a writer who’d like tips about breaking into the publishing business? Or are you a reader who’d like to know more about what I’m working on and my writing process?

Don’t be shy and leave a comment because I’d love your input.

 

Fantasy LLC-Book Two-The Handyman

My second release this month is book two in my Fantasy LLC series and this one’s called The Handyman.

Here’s the cover, description and a short excerpt.

As always I hope you enjoy it…

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Fantasy LLC, an exclusive organization where only a lucky few get to live out their wildest sexual dreams and let their inhibitions run free.

It’s not for the faint of heart, and money or fame can’t buy you a way in.

An anonymous panel of philanthropists decide who will be the lucky recipient of the month. Application forms and essays are judged on their creativity and how turned on they get by what the applicant wishes for.

Winners are everyday people, bored housewives, teachers, doctors, virgins, and people just like Maddie Chamberlin who always had a crush on her BFF’s father, Kyle.

Will Maddie’s fantasy about him visiting her house as the handyman be as good in reality as it is in her imagination?

 

“Excuse me is this seat taken?” a man’s voice rings out when I’m deep in thought not paying too much attention to my surroundings.

I look up to respond to him and it’s him. Well, I think it’s him because he looks older. Of course he would. I’m older too. I blush again knowing what I was just thinking about him and the whole fantasy thing and…

“No, no one’s sitting here,” I say, moving my legs to the right so he can squeeze by me.

As he does so, the smell of aftershave hits my nostrils. I take a deep breath, soon feeling his leg brush mine.

What a coincidence seeing him after all this time and today my fantasy is supposed to begin.

He reaches over and puts his hand on top of my leg, giving it a slight squeeze. “In case you’re wondering, your fantasy begins now,” he whispers in my ear.

 

News, News and More News

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One of my goals for the year was to start turning my books into audio format. I thought I’d take the plunge with one of my non-fiction books and How to Write a Romance Novel is now on sale at audible.com. The good news is I have a free copy to giveaway. Rules are simple just leave a comment telling me why you’d like a copy and I’ll pick the best one. Contest closes on Monday October 24th at Midnight Eastern. (and I’ll have more copies to give away very soon, plus a bunch of other goodies in my upcoming holiday giveaway). And beginning next year all my erotic romances and erotica will be turned into audio books too.

Second piece of news is, many of you know I teach and tutor and I decided to launch my own coaching business helping aspiring writers achieve their dream. The business was launched today and here’s the URL for the site if anyone’s interested http://www.novelworkshops.online.

I also want to thank all of you for following along with my posts, reading and buying my books and leaving the wonderful reviews that you do. You make sitting down to write each day so worth it-THANK YOU!

New Western Erotic Romance Series

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It’s been some time since I’ve written a story featuring a cowboy so my latest release is Callum which is book one in my new Western Erotic Romance series titled Cowboy Tough.

Here’s a brief overview of the series and this story plus a short excerpt.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

Welcome to my new Western series, Cowboy Tough, the handsome and sexy guys who round up cattle, ride in rodeos, uphold law and order or maybe get themselves in the odd fight or two. However, they all have one thing in common; they’re lovable guys hiding under one tough and kiss ass exterior and whether they know it or not, highly vulnerable when they meet the right woman…

Olivia Simpson thought she’d left hurt and violence behind but when she ends up with a bullet in her shoulder it brings back fear and pain into her life.

Callum Monroe was looking for a place to enjoy a beer on a Saturday night when he saw a crowd gathering outside of the women’s shelter where his sister volunteers. It’s there he zeroes in on a woman who’s hurt and for some reasons, he’s immediately drawn to her and doesn’t leave her side.

Olivia believes Callum has an ulterior motive for hanging around but she’s not interested in him or any other man.

Can this sexy cowboy convince Olivia that he’s just what she needs to heal the pain and sadness of her past life?

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“Sorry, pretend you didn’t hear that,” he said. Had he gone red in the face? Another first for him.

“It’s okay. I’m guessing something made you say it.”

“Yeah, got a sliver in my palm about an hour ago. I thought I’d pulled it out but now every time I touch something it hurts like crazy.”

“You want me to take a look for you?” Olivia asked him.

The thought of her playing nurse excited him. He grew hard just thinking about her hands on him. It was almost worth getting the sliver.

“That would be great,” Callum said. More than great, more like fantastic.

“Do you have a flashlight?” Olivia asked.

“I sure do.”

Callum rummaged through his toolbox and pulled out a small green one. He handed it to Olivia.

“Let me take a look,” she said.

He offered her his palm and she focused the beam on his hand.

“It feels like it’s in the fleshy part,” Callum said.

“Yep, I think I can see just a little piece of wood sticking out from your skin by your thumb.”

She gently rubbed it and oh yeah, that was it but he didn’t make sound because he didn’t want her to think he was whippy or anything like that.

“I have my eyebrow tweezers in my purse and I’ll have that out in no time.”

She dug through her bag and pulled them out. “If you could hold the flashlight with your other hand and focus the beam it will be easier for me,” she said.

Callum took it from her and kept the light steady as best he could. She held his hand and soon the sliver was history.

“How much do I owe you?” Callum asked her while looking her straight in the eye. Those beautiful eyes that had clearly seen pain and hurt and he was going to put laughter and pleasure back into them.

“It’s on the house,” Olivia said.

He leaned toward her, knowing full well he was going to kiss her again. Was he a fool or what? Getting himself all worked up again but he couldn’t resist those sweet lips of hers.

He put his arm around hers this time, pulling her in close, hoping she’d feel his excitement for her. She didn’t protest and to his surprise she let her body melt into his. He kissed her, this time with more urgency than the night before. Callum sensed some resistance on her part but she still let him hold her. The next move he knew was a brave one because he didn’t want to scare her but he tickled her lower lip with his tongue, allowing it to flutter a while before slipping it into her mouth.

She still didn’t protest and hadn’t pushed him away.

This wasn’t the place to have their first sexual encounter. Debris, dust, and nowhere nice to lay her down and bring pleasure to her body. They both pulled away at the same, almost as if they were thinking the same thing. This wasn’t the place.

“You want me to give you a riding lesson?”

His brain and mouth were out of sync lately. Why had he asked her such a question right now?

She knitted her eyebrows together like she knew it was dumb too. Or maybe…

“I mean on a horse,” Callum quickly added.

Olivia burst out laughing. He hadn’t seen her in such a happy mood before and he was glad his faux pas had caused it.

“I knew what you meant but it’s still funny that you quickly added the word horse?”

“Well do you?” he asked.

 

Masters Pleasure-Ian

As you know I’ve been releasing a new book each Thursday in September and the final one for the month is Masters of Pleasure-Ian.

It also happens to be the final in the trilogy and this one pairs Gillian with a man known for his rakish ways.

Here’s the cover and be sure to check back soon for news of all my upcoming releasescold2s-