Love Cowboy Style Becomes Cowboy Crazy

Yes, I know it’s been forever since I posted to the site or even released a new book but projects have been taking up most of my time than planned and revamping back titles is more work than you’d think.

I recently got rights back to my Love Cowboy Style trilogy. I’ve decided to change the title to Cowboy Crazy. I’ve just released the first story which is the re-release of Courted by a Cowboy. November 1st, I’ll be releasing Breakfast with a Cowboy and December 1st, Christmas with a Cowboy. Mid-December I’ll be putting the stories together for a print book and next year I’ll be adding  brand new stories to the series.

Blurb-

Whitney James was at a crossroads in her life. After a scary incident in the classroom where she teaches high school English, she flees Chicago and heads back to where she was raised in Missoula, Montana. Thinking that maybe a career change is what she needs, she attends a first year law school lecture and sees Colt Robson. Whitney used to date Colt’s son Mark, in high school. Seeing Colt again, but this time older, and with just as much sex appeal, she realizes that she’s always had a crush on him. Now divorced, Colt is immediately smitten with the older and curvier Whitney. Will she accept his invitation for dinner and if so, will she be willing to be courted by a romantic, old-fashioned cowboy?

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Whitney stood too, not knowing if she should just exit and pretend she hadn’t recognized Colt, or stay behind and say hi. She wasn’t the type of person to be rude so she made her way down the stairs to the front of the auditorium. He stuffed papers into his briefcase but then glanced over at her.

“So how have you been Whitney?” So he had definitely recognized her.

She stood frozen on the step, hugging her bag to her chest. “I’ve been good. How about you?”

“Never better. Your name wasn’t on the list of students.”

“No, I was just observing.”

He walked over to her and she got a whiff of his cologne. It was the same fragrance he’d worn all those years ago. She’d loved being in their house when he came home from work. He would walk into the kitchen, and she’d inhale the spicy scent. She hadn’t smelled it since, and now it brought back a flood of memories. She remembered the great food his wife cooked, and the Monopoly all four of them used to play out on the patio by the swimming pool she loved so much.

She’d forgotten what gorgeous blue eyes he had. Mark’s had been brown. In fact, they didn’t share any facial features, and Whitney had often wondered if they’d adopted him and maybe never told him.

And his lips are still so inviting.

 

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Seeing Forever-Perfect Pairings Book 6

My latest release is another re-release. This time it’s one of my Perfect Pairings stories called Seeing Forever. It was first published by Evernight Publishing in 2013 so if you haven’t already checked it out I hope you’ll enjoy it now.

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Luc Frasier lost his sight in a bomb attack while on active duty in the army. His buddy Jake, who now trains service dogs, offers him a German Shepherd who he thinks will make the ideal companion.

 

Jake also thinks he needs a woman to heal his heart and thinks one of his dog trainers, Katey Hopkins, is the girl for the job.

 

He knows Luc won’t go along with the idea so he enlists the help of Sadie Sutton, witch and president of Perfect Pairings, to bring the two together.

 

As always, it’s not an easy task for Sadie. Luc’s stubborn and Katey’s a shy virgin. But Sadie hasn’t failed yet and she’s determined that Luc and Katey will be another one of her success stories.

 

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There was silence again. Katey crossed her legs.

“I like your perfume.”

Phew, what a relief, he’d finally said something because she hadn’t been able to think of a damn thing, other than a comment about what nice weather it had been the last couple of days.

“It was my mom’s favorite.”

In fact, it was still her exact bottle of perfume that Katey had kept and used sparingly, hoping it would last forever. Each time she wore it she’d think of her mom and the day would suddenly seem a whole lot better.

“I notice smells more since I lost my sight.”

“Yes, I’d heard that blind…”

Damn, I’ve only been here ten minutes and I’ve already said the wrong thing.

“It’s okay to say that blind people use their other senses more … don’t be afraid to use the word around me.”

“Have you adjusted okay?”

He shrugged his shoulders. “Obviously not, because that’s why everyone thinks I need a service dog.”

“Willow’s great. We did some training together when I went to Idaho Falls to see Jake and Gen.”

“Yeah, Jake mentioned it to me.”

“He’s a nice guy.”

“Yeah, one of the best. I’m glad he found Gen. I know it was hard for him when his wife died.”

Katey nodded and then there was the uncomfortable silence again.

Luc continued to tap the chair. She noticed his long fingers and the beautiful shape of his hands. She was staring and that was rude at any time, but even worse when someone couldn’t see that you were checking them out. Katey sighed of relief when the two guys and Willow returned to the porch.

“So, Katey, what time do you think you can start tomorrow?” asked Jake.

“Whenever you need me.”

“Mitchell has to leave for the airport at eleven. I’m going to drive him there and then head straight home, so how about ten and we can get an hour’s training in?”

“Sure. Sounds good to me.”

“Perfect,” said Jake.

Katey stood. “Well, I guess I should be going but I’m looking forward to working with Willow, and you too, Luc.”

She reached out to shake his hand again.

Stupid me. I have to get used to the fact he can’t see what I’m doing.

She took the lead this time and lifted up his hand and squeezed it. He squeezed it back, which made her legs tingle. There was something about those fingers and his touch that excited her.

“I’ll walk you to your car,” said Jake.

He led her through to the hallway and then opened the front door. They stepped outside.

“He must already like you because he was in a foul mood before you arrived. He’s feeling a bit sorry for himself, so if he’s ever down just ignore him, okay? Because he’s one of the best guys around.”

Katey nodded. “I think I would be, too. I can’t imagine what it’s like to suddenly lose your sight.”

“We’re trying to talk him into going in for eye surgery.”

“So they can restore his sight?”

“Not all of it, but the doctor feels confident he’d see about eighty percent in the right eye. If you can, try and talk him into it, okay?”

“I’ll give it a shot.”

“I know you two are going to be perfect for one another. I mean as a team, working with Willow.”

Brady-Big Sky Lawmen Book Three

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My latest release is a revamped title that was previously published by Evernight Publishing in 2013.  It was called Tell Me No Lies, but I’ve changed the title to Brady and made it part of my Big Sky Lawmen series.

It was one of my favorites to write so if you didn’t pick up a copy in 2013 that you’ll check it out now.

 

Brady McDermott returned to Spring Valley to pursue his dream job of being the town’s sheriff. When he’s woken in the middle of the night and told some remains have been unearthed, he knows the only outstanding missing person case is that of Ruby Connolly.

 

Brady has a history with the Connolly family, some good and some bad. One of the bad things included hurting Christina Connolly in the worse possible way. Christina is now an attorney and also back in Spring Valley. Can they put their differences aside and work together to find a killer who’s been walking free for a decade? And while doing so can they rekindle their love and prove that everyone deserves a second chance?

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Christina was the last of the family to leave her dad’s house. She looked at her watch. Almost 8 p.m. She had work to do once she got home, and the cake and sandwiches hadn’t exactly filled her.

She’d stop by a restaurant on the way home and get herself a take out.

She’d eat while she finished her work, which with her current caseload could mean she’d be up till midnight.

Putting the key into the door of her car, she sensed someone was approaching her from behind. Her instinct to be aware of your surroundings at all times, which she’d learned by once living in a big city, kicked in immediately. She slowly put her hand inside her purse and fingered the nozzle of her pepper spray. She then gripped the container, ready for action, but suddenly remembered this was Lone Ridge and some people still left their doors unlocked all day and night.

“Christina.”

She recognized the man’s voice. Although her hand relaxed, her mind, along with her body, didn’t. Bree had told her that Brady was back in town so she’d done her utmost to avoid any place of business, even dinner at Bree’s, so they didn’t risk running into one another. Now he’d obviously found her and there was no place to hide.

Might as well get this over and done with and out of the way.

She turned to see him standing a few feet from her. He’d always been handsome, but since the last time she’d set eyes upon him, he’d grown more gorgeous. He made one fine-looking cowboy. No, most cowboys didn’t look quite this good. There was something about the way his cowboy hat sat on his head, the way his legs filled out his black jeans…and yes, the bulge at the front of them was quite something too. Her heart beat faster, looking at his lips and remembering them on her body, and then…

“Sorry if I startled you. I know I shouldn’t creep up behind anyone, but especially women, like that.”

“Yeah, not a good thing to do when she carries pepper spray in her purse. So what did you want?” That had sounded, snappy, defensive even, and she hadn’t meant it to be. But after all, this was Brady.

“I’ve been trying to track you down for most of the day.”

“Yeah, that’s right you’re the sheriff now. I’m pretty sure I don’t have any unpaid parking tickets. And I haven’t been speeding through town.”

“Nope, you haven’t broken any law—well, as far as I know.”

“So are you here on official business or are you trying to catch up on old times?”

Part of her hoped he’d say old times. The other half didn’t want to be foolish enough to think there was a chance of them having any sort of relationship besides him being the older brother of her best friend.

“I suppose you’d classify it as official,” he said.

Her heart sank and it was stupid, she knew, but disappointment washed over her. However, keeping things strictly business was probably for the best.

“Does it have anything to do with one of my clients?”

He shook his head.

“I’m confused. It’s business, but not about a client,” said Christina. She pushed her purse strap higher on her shoulder. He looked down at his cowboy boots, then across at her father’s house, and then back up at her. Whenever he’d looked at her like that, she’d always gone weak at the knees, and the years hadn’t changed that fact. She gripped the car door so hard her knuckles turned white. If he kissed her right now she wouldn’t protest.

And the chances of that are non-existent, so you don’t have anything to worry about.

“Do you think we could go someplace and talk?” he asked.

His baby blue eyes squinted at her and she was sure her heart missed a beat, making it feel like a humming bird was let loose in her chest.

Just what was this about?

“We can’t talk about whatever it is, right here?” asked Christina.

He looked over at her father’s house again, and then back at her, but didn’t respond.

“Okay, how about you stop by my office tomorrow morning?” she asked.

“How about right now? We could drive out somewhere?”

“Sorry, no, I’ve only eaten a sandwich and some birthday cake since noon, and I’m starving.”

“Then let’s talk over supper? I’ll even pick up the tab,” said Brady.

She smiled because time hadn’t changed Brady. Still a guy who can’t take no for an answer. Am I still the girl who can’t say no to him?

Sure she was, but at least now it was on her terms. And the sooner she got this over with, the quicker he’d leave her in peace. Hopefully it would be weeks or even months before they ran into one another again.

“Okay, but these days I can buy my own meals,” she finally said.

“Oh, I’m sure you can.”

“And one more thing,” said Christina. “I get to pick where we eat.”

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.

 

Recent Releases

I’m slowly making by way through all the back titles and now have three more revamped and back on sale…more being revamped soon so stay tuned!

 

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First one is the fourth book in my Perfect Pairings series, Matters of the Heart

Lucy Davis has always loved Bryce but never told him as much. She’s even signed on with matchmaking service Perfect Pairings in hopes they can finally be a couple. However, one day Lucy picks up the newspaper and sees that Bryce is now married. With her heart broken, she goes to see Sadie Sutton, president of Perfect Pairings, to tell her she won’t need their serives after all. However, Sadie’s convinced that the universe has other plans for Lucy, including a man who will sweep her off her feet.

Brad Ryan finds a baby sitting on the doorstep of his sheriff’s office. If that isn’t a big enough surprise, he discovers a note tucked into the baby carrier informing him he’s the daddy. What’s a sheriff to do when he’s suddenly thrown into the role of single father? Sadie might have the answer and it’s in the shape of a nanny called Lucy. Will these two fall in love, and will Sadie have another successful pairing to gloat about?

 

 

Letting Go Self Pubbed

 

Second one is Letting Go

After Glen Billington returns home from his service in the army, he goes to collect his dog from Ava Dawson, and he’s immediately attracted to her. Problem is there’s a wedding band on the third finger of her left hand.For the first time since she lost her husband, Ava feels smitten by another man. When Glen’s aunt informs him that Ava is a widow, he decides to take a trip back to see her but under the guise of needing help with dog training. Can Glen take away the pain she’s felt since her husband’s death? And can he finally convince her that there’s nothing wrong in letting go?

I Must Be Dreaming-Self Pubbed

 

 

And finally, I Must Be Dreaming (previously titled Dreaming)

How difficult could it be to take care of your five-year-old niece? Rob Conners thinks it’s going to be a breeze, but when Mollie gets gum in her hair there’s only one thing to do—head to the nearest hair salon. Jenna Hopkins had one crush in high school and that was Rob Conners. She can’t believe he walked into her salon a decade later. The only course of action is to play it cool and pretend she never had fantasies about him. However, despite the passing of ten years, the crush is still there and now it seems the attraction might be mutual. Can these two former classmates find love and happiness or are they both just dreaming?

 

Wade-Big Sky Lawmen Book 2

My latest release is book 2 in my Big Sky Lawmen series.

I recently got back rights to Last First Kiss and thought a revamped version would be a perfect fit for this series. So it’s now called Wade and is available at Amazon through their KDP Select program so if you have Kindle Unlimited it will be a free read.

 

Here’s the synopsis and an excerpt-

Wade Linley never thought he’d live to see the day when he’d receive a frantic call from Emily Richardson asking him to drive out to the Mountain View B and B because she was about to be arrested for first degree murder. However, the evidence is overwhelming. Now she’s on her way to jail and has only one request—for Wade to phone call her granddaughter, Sophie, and ask her to come home. Wade knows having her back in town means nothing but trouble for his heart.

 

Sophie can’t believe it’s Wade’s voice on the other end of the line and that her grandmother has been arrested for murder. Going home is a must but things would be a lot easier if Wade wasn’t there. After all, she did break his heart eight years ago. Together, can these once childhood sweethearts clear Emily’s name and put their differences aside while rediscovering their love for one another?

 

Excerpt-

Sophie leaned closer to the mirror and swirled some lip gloss over her lips before smacking them together. She stepped back, taking a comb and running it through her hair. It looked a mess from sitting in that cramped seat for so long. She rummaged through her bag and found an elastic band. She quickly pulled her hair back and secured it into a ponytail. Sophie picked up her bag from the countertop, made a mad dash for the door, and headed for the baggage claim where she hoped Wade would be waiting to drive her to Glacier Valley.

Her heart beat faster with each step she took anticipating what he’d look like. What they’d say and also what they’d talk about on the journey home. A group of older women obscured her view of the baggage claim area, but as they parted ways she could a glimpse of a man holding his cowboy hat in both hands while leaning against a wall in the car rental area. He was standing in profile, but she knew it was Wade. She’d recognize that fine looking bone structure anywhere. Time hadn’t changed or taken it away. She stopped walking, wondering if she could actually face him again.

However, she had to for her grandmother. And after all, he’d driven all this way to collect her.

She took a deep breath, willing her feet to start moving again. The closer she got, the more her heart picked up speed. It pounded in her ears, almost deafening her. He turned her way but hadn’t noticed her quite yet because he seemed to be looking at the carousel that had just started up.

Yes, he was a mature grown man now. His shoulders were wider, and he’d bulked up in a good way. He’d suddenly caught sight of her and mouthed her name.

Sophie’s heart missed a beat as she ran at top speed toward him, and he ran toward her.

When they met she put her hand out to shake his, thinking that was the safest thing to do. However, when he failed to accept it, and instead pulled her in close, she knew she was in love with him all over again. She wondered if he felt the same way, too.

Would that be stupid of us or romantic?

“Sophie, it’s so great to see you. You look really good.” They pulled away.

“You do, too.”

Now that they’d got past the hugging stage she thought about giving him a kiss on the cheek for old times, but he made the first move and kissed her lips instead.

She closed her eyes. How long had it been since they’d kissed? Seemed like eternity. Sophie thought it would be just a quick peck. She wasn’t expecting anything more, but Wade’s lips lingered on hers.

Sophie had always loved the way he kissed. No other guy, including her ex-husband, had kissed quite like Wade. He was the first boy she’d ever kissed, and it had been the summer of her sixteenth birthday. Yes, they’d kissed before, play sort of ones, quick ones where their lips smacked together for a few seconds. But on that birthday things had gotten more serious, and the kiss had been longer; mouths had opened, and eager tongues had slipped beyond their lips. When they’d finally pulled away Wade had said something she still remembered to this very day.

“You’re going to be my only girlfriend, and I’ll be your only boyfriend, so we won’t have any other first kisses, which officially makes that our last first kiss.”

 

 

Perfect Pairings Book One

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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?

 

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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.

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?

 

 Excerpt-

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?

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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.

 

A Bear’s Seduction-Forbidden Shifters-Book Two

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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?