All I’ve Ever Wanted-Cowboy Tough

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And finally…yes, with the re-release of this story I’m all caught up with the back titles. Well, at least until October when I get rights back to the next one.

I promise I’ll be writing something new very soon.

This story was previously called Then Came You but I’ve changed the title to All I’ve Ever Wanted and made it part of my Cowboy Tough series because Connor is definitely cowboy tough and all he ever wanted was Gillian so I thought it all seemed really fitting to this story (which is actually one of my favorites).

Hope you’ll check it out soon-

 

Good Things Are Worth Waiting For…

Connor O’Riordan had his heart set on Gillian Matthews the first day she stepped onto his ranch but the only problem was she had a boyfriend. He’d made her promise that if the two of them ever broke up she’d tell him.

Gillian is a woman of her word and when Connor finds out she’s now available he’ll do anything to woo and romance the lady of his dreams. The best way to start…invite her to spend Thanksgiving at his ranch.

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Save the best for last.

“Yeah, we’ve had some too but nothing that stuck around for long.”

She wondered if he’d taken her call in his office. Gillian imagined him sitting at the desk, leaning back in the leather chair that most people would have thrown out or donated, but he’d told her he’d hung onto it because it had belonged to both his dad and his grandpa. His cowboy boot-clad feet were probably resting on it…hat, also cowboy, pushed back away from his forehead.

“So when are you coming back here to show me all the new drugs you have for my animals?” he asked.

The sexy voice jolted her out of her train of thought.

“It won’t be until after the New Year. Jensen Pharmaceuticals has cut back on trips for all its sales reps.”

“Well damn. What’s the world coming to when a pretty lady can’t pay me as many visits as she once did?”

Gillian laughed. Connor was the biggest flirt and flatterer she’d ever met. Had been since the first time she’d introduced herself to him two years ago. Not that she didn’t love all the attention he bestowed upon her. She’d thought he was like that with all women until she’d taken him out for a meal on the company’s expense and he hadn’t batted an eyelid at one lady all evening. A few, including the female bartender at the restaurant, had been drop-dead gorgeous but he’d kept his eyes and attention only on Gillian the whole time they’d dined together.

She put her fingers on her lips.

Connor had kissed her on the last visit to his ranch. She’d been packing away the new vaccines she’d been showing him when he’d grabbed her, pulled her in close to his body and his very obvious erection had pushed into her belly. She hadn’t found it inappropriate because the sexual tension between them had been brewing for well over a year. She knew it and he’d obviously sensed it too.

It had been oh so tempting to get lost in the moment and take things to the next stage. Gillian had imagined him picking her up, carrying her to his ranch house, them ripping off one another’s clothes, kissing non-stop as they headed up to the bedroom. The only thing that had prevented that from happening was the image of Davey, Gillian’s boyfriend of three years, popping into her head as Connor eased his tongue into her mouth. She very gently pulled away so as not to offend the sexy cowboy. She hadn’t been tactful just because he was her best customer but because he was an all-around nice guy and she had a soft spot for him.

“You’re thinking about him… I mean, your boyfriend, aren’t you?” he’d asked as he’d stroked the edge of her cheek with his pinkie as they’d gazed into one another’s eyes after the kiss.

“Yeah, I’m afraid to say I’m not the type of woman who cheats.”

He’d tapped her on the nose. “I can appreciate that. In fact, I like that quality in a woman. The problem is now you’ve told me what a loyal lover you are it makes me wish you were my lady more than ever.”

She’d given him a quick peck on the cheek in response to that very nice compliment. Under any other circumstances she would have gone ahead and let him kiss her, undress her, make love to her or whatever he had planned for the two of them. It could have been an awkward moment for them but in no way had she felt embarrassed by what had happened between them. In fact, she’d been flattered because Connor was a hell of a nice-looking guy. A little over six feet in height, baby blue eyes, dark hair that sometimes had a wave to it—on some of her visits to the ranch she’d even seen some cute curls sneaking out from underneath his cowboy hat.

“If I don’t leave now, I’ll be sorry and I’ll also miss my flight because I need to return the rental car first,” she’d told him.

“If you and your boyfriend ever break up will you promise me you’ll tell me, right?”

Not that she ever saw her and Davey going their separate ways. In fact, she guessed the whole marriage, white picket fence and babies were in their future but she didn’t want to deflate Connor’s hope that one day she’d be free to sleep with him.

“Sure, you’ll be the first to know.”

 

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Win a Copy of Callum (Cowboy Tough)

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Today, March 21st, head over to The Romance Reviews to win a copy of Callum, book one in my series, Cowboy Tough.

http://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php

 

Good luck everyone!

 

 

New Series-Big Sky Lawmen

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I just released a book in my brand new series Big Sky Lawmen.

As you can guess each story will be set in some part of Montana and feature a lawman and the woman who steals his heart.

The first story, Matt, is loosely based on onr I published with Evernight in 2012 (How I Met My Lover).

 

Here’s the synopsis and an excerpt…hope you enjoy the book.

Matt Hennessey is sheriff of Glacier Valley County and wants nothing more than to have the county return to its law abiding ways. Big city trouble seems to be moving into Big Sky and when a local FBI agent asks Matt to go undercover he has no idea that another crime’s about to be committed.

Emily Garwood has just returned home to Montana and plans to go to law school but money’s tight. She runs into an old school friend who somehow talks her into giving the escort business a try.

When Matt agrees to pose as a client he doesn’t count on the escort being cute and curvy and just his type. He comes away with little information about her boss but knows he’s somehow fallen for a lady with a shady job.

Emily has no idea the man who she’s fallen for is the sheriff but when Emily’s friend is beaten and ends up in a coma, it’s up to Emily and Matt to work together to find the culprit and rid Big Sky of the bad guy.

Can they both get the job done and will true love shine through?

 

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Emily looked at the clock on the pay per view box above the TV. It was almost 7.20 p.m. Mia had told her the client would arrive at 7 p.m. Maybe he’d changed his mind. Perhaps this was a sign that she wasn’t supposed to go ahead with this. Her hands had been shaking for the last half an hour while she’d sat on the bed and waited.

The minutes had passed like hours.

All sorts of horrible thoughts had gone through her mind. What if she didn’t excite him? What if she couldn’t make him hard? What if he wanted her to do something she didn’t know how to do? She should have checked out some sex websites before heading here. Maybe even taken Mia up on her offer to sit in and watch her in action. Nope, she’d never be able to look Mia in the face again if she’d done that.

And what about her? What if she didn’t get excited about this guy? What if he was repulsive? What if he didn’t get her wet enough and it hurt like hell?

Mia had told her the client had paid for a regular session which was two hours. Just how would she keep him continually entertained for that long?

The clock turned to 7.22 p.m.

He definitely wasn’t showing. He’d changed his mind.

Yeah, and so had she.

No way was she cut out for this sort of thing. Sure, she’d spent most of the day at the hairdressers getting her hair cut and highlighted, even having her nails manicured. And yes, the technician had talked her into applying stick-on false nails because Emily was a bad girl and bit hers down to virtually nothing.

And let’s not forget that this was against the law.

What was I thinking? I’ve got to get out of here.

She grabbed her bag and threw it over her shoulder. If she left now everything would be fine. She’d phone Mia, and maybe she’d still have time to race across town and get here in time for her client. Well, that was if he even showed up. Emily headed to the door, ready to exit and run as fast as she could, vowing to forget she was even here and was about to do something this stupid, when she heard two raps on it.

Damn, too late.

Her legs shook and they were now downright wobbly too, and she doubted she’d even get one in front of the other to walk, let alone run. She just had this awful feeling in the pit of her stomach that — what was his name? — yeah, Mia had told her Matt.

She’d tell him he had the wrong room. She’d send him down the hallway on a wild goose chase, and when he wasn’t looking she’d make a mad dash for the elevator.

This was it.

She opened the door ready to tell him the bogus story, but holy shit, he was gorgeous. No, this could be the client. The guy really did have the wrong room because why would a man who looked like this have to pay for sex?

 

 

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?

 Excerpt-

“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.

 

One Week-Three Re-Releases

This week I got rights back to the rest of my books that were published with Cobblestone Press. I’ll be revamping, them, adding new chapters to some and then re-releasing them at a lower price. It’s a slow process and even more so because I’m working on new stories too. I hope to every book back on the sites by the middle of June.

This week I re-released three of the books-

Cater to Me which I added three new chapters-

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One Night with You

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Seduced by a Cowboy which was previously titled The Last American Cowboy

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All three of these titles are now available at All Romance E Books and Smashwords and over the next few days, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo too. If you haven’t read them, I hope you’ll take the opportunity to check them out.

 

And don’t forget on May 5th I’ll be releasing a new story, Jackson part of my Big Sky County series.

Johnny,Mike and Branndon Sr.

My next release is Friday January 22nd and is part of my Big Sky County series. If you’ve read Brody who’ll know that he made contact with Johnny, Mike and Branndon Sr who’d lived in the commune with his mother Kathleen.

This story goes back to the Seventies when Kathleen met Johnny and then eventually meets up Mike and Branndon Sr. Later on this story she also meets Ted, the man who raised Brody.

I hope you enjoy this prequel to Brody as much as I did writing it. Here’s a look at the cover-

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Two New Holiday Stories

I always try to write at least one holiday focused story and this year I’ve penned two.

The first one is Brody for the Big Sky County series. He’s a cowboy on a mission to find his biological father who he hopes still lives in Riker’s Creek. I won’t give away the reason he needs to find him but let’s just say it’s the season of miracles and Brody gets more than he ever wished for when Christmas Day rolls around. This story will be released on November 26th…Thanksgiving Day for those in the US. And a huge thank you to Shannon who offered the name for this cowboy!

The second story is Miracle Wolf for Christmas and it’s part of my Kalispell Shifters series. I know bears are a huge favorite for readers of the series, but this time it’s a wolf shifter who finds his human mate. Once again I tried to focus on the wonderful things that can happen when people least expect it. The release date for this one is December 17th.

Here’s a sneak peek of the cover of Brody-

 

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Big Sky County-Book Seven-Cash

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If you’re following along with the Big Sky County series, you’ll already know Cash. He first appeared in Connor where he bid on Connor’s sister Katy. Just like the Nolan-Delaney’s, Cash’s family had a skeleton in their closet which was revealed in Ryan.

In this story it’s back to present day Montana with Katy and Cash heading off to Las Vegas where she hopes that the relationship will move from the platonic stage it’s been stuck in for the last few months.

However, Cash Doyle is, underneath his handsome façade, a broken man who’s keeping a secret from not only Katy, but the world.

The book will be released on Thursday July 30th and has been selected as an Editor’s Pick.

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Ryan-Book Six-Big Sky County

If you’re following along with the Big Sky County series you’ll know that in book five, Connor, Katy who is Connor’s younger sister, met Cash Doyle who bid on her at the auction. She’s been smitten but he’s a man of mystery. Her own family tree has a few skeletons but Cash tells her it can’t top his. His great, great, great grandma, Gracie, once owned and ran Grantsville’s most successful house of ill repute. When he lets Katy read her journal she’s transported back to a bygone era and the story of the courtship of Gracie and sheriff Ryan Doyle.

Ryan will be released on June 2nd and here’s a first look at the cover. Hope you enjoy reading it.

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Big Sky County-Connor

On May 4th it’s back to those sexy modern day cowboys who reside in Big Sky County, Montana. This time it’s Connor Nolan-Delaney’s story. If you read the previous book in the series, Shaun and Jon, you’ll know that his ancestor’s weren’t your conventional people of their time. You may also remember that Jennifer Nealon stumbled upon Connor’s great, great, great grandmother’s journal and it contains information that might be detrimental to his campaign to run for the county sheriff’s job. And of course, Jennifer has  always had a thing for Connor so a little blackmail never hurts.

Hope you enjoy reading this one as much as I did writing it. Here’s a sneak peek at the cover-

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