Some of you might have already read the books in my Perfect Paring series. It’s been five years since the first story was published (Take a Chance On Me). I recently got rights back to the book and decided to reboot the series, tweak the name…it’s now Perfect Pairings, and add more content.
Another thing I decided to do was enroll the book in Amazon’s KDP select program which means it will be on sale exclusively there for the next three months but don’t worry if you don’t have a Kindle because you can download an app and read it on your computer too.
Here’s the synopsis and an excerpt and I hope you enjoy this rebooted tale of Sadie and her matchmaking company.
What do you do when you’ve been sentenced to fifty years of hard labor in the Department of Love and it’s your job to match couples who might never met? Plus, you can’t use any of your witching skills?
If you’re Sadie Sutton you open a matchmaking agency called Perfect Pairings…
Sadie’s been a bad witch and now has to pair two people who thought romance and love wasn’t in their destinies.
Meet physical therapist, Rachel and returning soldier, Mitchell. Both have something from the past haunting them but Sadie knows it’s something that can draw them together and make them fall in love.
Will she be right or will her first attempt at matchmaking go horribly wrong and will she resort to a little witchcraft?
Disciplinary Hearing 21: Witches’ Realm Board v. Sadie Sutton
Sadie put her knitting down and instead decided to channel her nervousness on the simple art of tapping her fingers on her lap. By nature, she wasn’t a worry-wort, but being summoned to a hearing of this nature meant only one thing: trouble ahead.
She couldn’t blame anyone besides herself. Who would have thought having a little fun would result in her being ordered to appear before The Board? The hearing had gotten underway ten minutes ago and things did not look good for Sadie.
“And how much was the total cost of the damage to her neighbor’s car?” asked the chairwoman, Margery.
Sadie slid down on her chair. She knew the answer to that: a hell of a lot. Mercedes Benzes aren’t cheap things to fix.
“Twenty-five thousand dollars. There was also damage to the front lawn and part of his house when he drove the car into his living room,” Becca said, flicking through her notes.
Now that last part had been his own damn fault. He should have hit the brakes as soon as he’d felt himself careening into the front yard.
“And Mr. Mooney. Did he suffer any injuries?” Margery asked.
Becca turned back to the first page of her notebook. Sadie glanced down at her fingers, this time pretending to check her nails. Sadie knew what was coming next, and for that reason couldn’t bring herself to look Margery in the eye.
“He broke his nose. He needed ten stitches in his forehead, and is still recovering from a broken leg.”
Sadie slyly looked up for just a minute to see if she could read any emotion on the chairwoman’s face. She was a cool character and Sadie knew it would be tough figuring out which way Margery would vote.
Margery pulled her glasses down to the tip of her nose and glared over their rims. Sadie tried not to look her directly in the eye, but Margery, being older by 175 years, had more power and Sadie couldn’t resist.
The older witch beckoned her over to the chair directly in front of the table that seated the five head elders.
I could run but what would be the point? I wouldn’t make it to the door without them out hexing me. Time to face the music.
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?
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?
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?
“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.
After taking a month’s break from publishing, I’m kicking off the fall reading season with the release of the second book in my Forbidden Shifters series. This one’s called A Bear’s Seduction and it’s on sale now at all of your favorite book sites. I’ve reduced the price of the first book, The Bear Next Door, to 99 cents if anyone wants to pick up a copy. While there is a common theme to the series, each book is a stand alone read with no cliffhangers so you don’t need to read book one before this new release.
Here’s the background on the series and a short synopsis of A Bear’s Seduction. I hope you enjoy it and look out for book three, The Big Bad Bear which I hope to release later next month.
Welcome to Bay Harbor Springs, one of the first towns in Benningan County to experiment with the idea that their bear shifter population and non-shifter residents should finally be allowed to date, have sex, and possibly mate.
Before legislation passed, all shifters were known as forbidden and any shifter found to have anything but a platonic or business relationship with their non-shifter counterpart, would be forced to wear a radio tracker, be fined, sometimes jailed, and repeat offenders were banished from Benningan County for ten years.
The non-shifter female residents sometimes found this rule the hardest to abide by because everyone knows that a bear shifter is downright hunkalicious.
Many women found themselves unable to resist these sexy werebears and many of the bad boys paid the price by handing over huge fines for a short kiss while others spent time behind bars for a quick rendezvous in the backseat of a parked car.
The Non-Shifter Alliance (all male) has decided that each month a limited number of permits will need to be issued before any sexual activity can commence and it’s on a purely first come first served basis.
As you can imagine, a record number were applied for just minutes after the ban was officially abolished and sexual encounters with the Forbidden Shifters began soon after.
These are the stories…
Bear McCready’s grandmother told him his future mate would be a non-shifter. However, his search for her often got him in trouble or arrested but now the ban’s been lifted and Bear thinks he might have spotted ‘the one’.
Allison Bixby’s doesn’t believe in mixing work with pleasure but when billionaire werebear requests that she oversee his party and suggests she stay at his mansion, temptation rears its sexy head.
Is she his mate and if so, what will it take to win her heart?
I hope everyone’s having a fun summer. I’m currently working on lots of stories and revamping some old ones so look for lots of new releases in the fall. I’ll have some giveaways too so stay tuned…
A Bear’s Seduction, book two in my Forbidden Shifters series, will be released on Thursday August 8th.
I’ll be telling you more about it the closer we get to its release date but let’s just say that it features another sexy bear shifter that we love so much. Here’s a look at the cover-
I’m working on a whole bunch of new stories ready for a fall release, but in the meantime I’ve just self-published Writing Your First Erotic Romance and Erotica Story.
If you’re thinking about writing a story in either of these genres I hope you’ll check it out.
My next release will be a non-fiction title about writing your first erotic romance and erotica story.
It offers aspiring writers a step by step approach on everything they need to know about writing hot and sexy stories. I show you how to decide if this is the genre for you, whether or not to use a pen name, how to find your comfort level, and creating a character and plot that’s perfect for the hottest of the romance stories.
It will be released on Thursday July 21st.
Here’s a sneak peek of the cover-
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-
One Night with You
Seduced by a Cowboy which was previously titled The Last American Cowboy
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.
For those of you following along with the storyline I began in Brody, it continues with my March release, Branndon Jr. If you’ve read Brody, you’ll know at the end of the book, Branndon Sr. has hired a nurse to look after Branndon Jr. while he gets back on his feet after donating his kidney to Brody. The nurse comes in the shape of Susanne who went to school with the Mckinney boys.
Branndon Jr. wasn’t always that nice to her and when he hears she’ll be living under his roof and with her five year old daughter, he thinks she’s out for revenge, but maybe, just maybe she’s the true love of his life.
Here’s first look at the cover and I hope you enjoy the story-
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-