A Better Man by Candis Terry @TastyBook Tours @CandisTerry

A Better Man by Candis Terry

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A BETTER MAN
Sunshine Creek Vineyard #1
Candis Terry
Releasing March 29th, 2016
Avon Romance

 

In Candis Terry’s first novel in her
Sunshine Creek Vineyard series, the handsome Kincade brothers convene to rescue
their legacy-but the last thing they expect to find is love….
Sooner or later…Hockey star Jordan Kincade wasted no time ditching Sunshine Creek for the NHL,
but his sports career has overshadowed everything else-a truth Jordan confronts
when his parents’ deaths bring him home. Now his little sister Nicki is
flunking out of school, and only one teacher can help Jordan save her-the shy
but incredibly sexy Lucy Diamond, the same girl whose heart he broke years ago.
But he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only Lucy would give
him the time of day.

Love has a way of catching up with you.

Lucy has no intention of drowning in Jordan’s deep blue gaze again, even if he
seems to have turned over a new leaf. Still, his devotion to his sister is
impossible to ignore. As they team up to salvage Nicki’s future, Lucy soon
discovers that Jordan’s sweet caresses and lingering kisses might just be
everything she needs.

 

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Today, she was a different person. Stronger because of the things she’d lived through. Smarter because she’d found a way to survive and come out the other side in a happy place. She knew exactly where she belonged, and that was teaching and helping students like Nicki. Which was why, right now, she was going to pull on her big girl panties and face the boy who had disappointed her head on.

Lucy managed to pull herself together as Jordan removed his sunglasses and slid them to the top of his head. His smile lifted a masculine pair of lips that somehow managed to look cruel and sexy at the same time.

The boy had turned into a man times ten.

Tall and broad shouldered, his chest looked a mile wide. Judging by the smooth ripples beneath his snug shirt he was packing muscle, not pounds. Jeans, worn and frayed at the stress points, accented his long muscular legs and trim waist. His longish nearly black hair gleamed beneath the overhead lights. And his sharp blue eyes focused intently on her.

It was all she could do to keep her heart at a normal pace and her legs solidly beneath her. If ever a man could be described as delicious, Jordan Kincade would be a menu’s specialty of the day.

Too bad he was such a jerk.

“Ms. Diamond?” He came forward and stretched out his very large hand. “Jordan Kincade.”

And clearly he didn’t remember her.

Lucy smiled as a funny little tickle moved through her chest. Maybe this was going to be fun after all. Rarely was she ever given the upper hand or the opportunity to have even the slightest edge.

When he moved closer his warm palm engulfed hers and her triumph died with a sizzle.

Close up she got a better look. She inhaled his sexy scent of worn leather and warm man. Every square inch of her female DNA perked up like it was party time. She hated to disappoint the little darlings but today was all about helping someone else.

“Please.” She kept the handshake brief and formal before she disengaged and motioned toward the chair in front of her desk. “Have a seat.”

He glanced at the standard school chair with a you’ve got to be kidding me lift of his brows. When he sat down, the orange plastic chair creaked and seemed ridiculously small beneath the scope of his height and muscles.

Lucy took her own seat and noticed that the difference in chairs made her tower over him and seemingly give her another advantage. But when he leaned back and crossed an ankle over a knee, he appeared completely comfortable.

So much for one-upmanship.

“I apologize if I seemed taken aback just now.” She opened the folder and pulled out Nicole’s progress report as well as several exams and the few assignments Nicole had actually turned in. Late, of course, but complete nonetheless. “I expected your brother Ryan.”

“He had business at the vineyard and sends his regrets.”

She couldn’t help notice how very deep and smooth his voice had become. Like hot buttered rum on a cold winter night. He had the kind of voice a woman could imagine whispering sweet nothings in her ear while he caressed her in places that tingled beneath his touch.

“I understand.” Snapping out of the fantasy, she imagined the enormous scope of duties Ryan Kincade must need to tend to after the death of their parents. Her heart sank a little further for the family. Especially for Nicole, who was so young and really needed the love and guidance of her mom and dad. “I hope you’ll accept my condolences. And I sincerely apologize for having you come down at this sorrowful time to deal with what might seem insignificant but—”

“Anything regarding my sister is important, Ms. Diamond. Now more than ever.” His brows dipped in a no nonsense fashion. “So don’t judge me when you don’t even know me.”

Oh, she knew him.

Knew he was the type who’d make a promise then shatter it without ever looking back.

But that was then, and this was now.

“My apologies, Mr. Kincade. That was certainly not my intent.”

His piercing eyes perused her face for a long, uncomfortable moment and she had to admit that the look did something funny to the beat of her heart.

Especially when with a slight tilt of his head he asked, “Why do you look so familiar?”

“Do I?” That erratic heartbeat kicked up another notch as she let go a chuckle to cover up what was really going on inside. “People say that all the time. I guess I just have one of those faces.”

She pushed Nicole’s schoolwork in his direction. “If you’ll take a look at these projects, you’ll see that even though she didn’t complete the assignment exactly as it was defined, Nicole has an enormous gift.”

“I’m pretty sure that’s a lie.”

“Excuse me?” Irritated, Lucy’s gaze shot up to the slight smile curling his lips. “How can you say that without even reading anything? I guarantee your sister has a multitude of talent.”

“I’m not talking about my sister’s work. I’m talking about you just having one of those faces.” He uncrossed his long, muscular legs and leaned forward without even looking at the papers she’d put in front of him. “So now I’m wondering why you sidestepped my question.”

Good God the man was intense. There was something in the combination of that nearly black hair that fell over his ears and his nape in perfect waves and those deep blue eyes that seemed almost otherworldly. She could imagine how he’d intimidate an opponent on the ice.

And it had nothing to do with his size.

But as far as admitting who she really was? Not going to happen. No need to dredge up a bad memory when all she really wanted was to help his sister.

“I apologize.” Her heart beat erratically as she avoided the intensity of his gaze. “But I would like to stick to the subject of your sister’s grades—or lack thereof—that may prevent her from graduating with the rest of her class. I genuinely care about her which is why I noticed a problem way before the loss of your parents.”

“And now you won’t even look at me,” he said. “Why is that?”

As he leaned in, his intoxicating scent came with him. Normally such things didn’t affect her. Well, at least not with her colleagues who tended to wear either too much aftershave or worse, too much body odor. Jordan wore his masculine scent like a sexual promise and Lucy swore he should come with a warning label.

 
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Candis Terry was
born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her
home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working
in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing
has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the
push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own
happily ever after.

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“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

SIX DEGREES OF SCANDAL by Caroline Linden @TastyBook Tours @Caro_Linden

SIX DEGREES OF SCANDAL by Caroline Linden

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SIX DEGREES OF SCANDAL
Scandalous #4
Caroline Linden
Releasing March 29th, 2016
Avon Books
Olivia Townsend is in trouble and
out of options. Pursued by a desperate man in search of a lost treasure, which
she doesn’t have, she’s got only two things in her favor: her late husband’s
diary, which she was never meant to see… and the man who was her first-and
only-love. Losing him broke her heart, though she’s been careful to hide it for
the last ten years. But when he comes to her aid and vows to stand by her this
time, no matter what, she can’t help but hope things will be different this
time.
James Weston has blamed himself for letting Olivia down when she needed him
years ago, and he will not do it again. Fortunately, his unusual life has
equipped him well to outsmart the villain chasing Olivia. Unfortunately, being
so near her again threatens to expose every secret in his heart…even those that
should stay hidden forever.

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James pulled off his boots, and then his stockings, and then—to Olivia’s shock—he climbed up and stood on the highest rock, letting the water foam over his feet and wet his breeches. “Don’t you want to climb up?”

She looked longingly at the rocks. The thought of water running over her feet and ankles was tempting, but not worth it. “I’d get wet, and my mother would be displeased.”

“Pity that. It’s great fun.”

Slowly she looked down at her shoes and stockings. Maybe if she held up her skirts, very high . . . But that would also be improper. “I’d better not.”

“Oh,” he said in disappointment. “You’re a coward.”

Olivia’s eyes widened. “How rude!”

He shrugged, kicking at the water and sending a spray over the grass. “I can tell you want to get up here but you won’t.”

“I’d get all wet . . .”

“So walk around until your feet and skirt dry. That’s what my sisters do.”

Olivia stole another look at the frothing stream. “Your sisters climb up there?”

“And they’re even younger than you. But if you’re too scared . . .” He started to climb down.

Her mouth firmed. She was not scared. “Those rocks are slippery. I don’t want to fall.”

He grinned as if he knew he’d won. “I’ll hold your hand.”

And he did. Olivia peeled off her stockings and slippers, folded up her skirts as high as she dared—all the way above her knees—and carefully stepped into the water. She gasped at the cold initially, but it was a hot day and soon the water felt blissful. James held her hand as promised and coaxed her to stand on the topmost rock at the edge of the waterfall. She balanced on the wide flat stone and a grin spread across her face. The water rushed over her toes and ankles and she thought she’d never done anything this daring in her whole life. “How did I never discover this?”

Still holding her hand, James laughed. “Good girls stay at home.”

“So I’m a bad girl for coming out here?”

“No,” he said. “A curious girl. I like that kind.”

That allayed Olivia’s moment of worry. Curious didn’t sound so terrible. She exchanged a tentative smile with James.

When their feet had gone numb, he helped her climb down and back onto the grass.

“Do you play dolls still?” he asked as he put his boots back on.

Olivia shook out her skirts, relieved to see that she had kept dry except for a small spot on one side. “Sometimes.”

“Good. Follow me.” He started off.

“Mr. Weston!”

He turned at her indignant cry. “Call me Jamie. James if you must. You might as well come meet my sisters, who drove me from the house today with begging me to play dolls. My mother said I had to entertain them but they don’t like the way I play dolls.” He made an aggrieved expression. “Why can’t a doll put on a fine dress and then have a sword fight with another doll? What else have dolls got to do all day?” He shrugged. “You probably know better how to do it the way they want.”

“But—I can’t—”

“Why not?”

“I can’t go into town without permission,” Olivia finally said. Privately she was curious to meet the Westons. Her parents didn’t view most of the local families as their equal, and Olivia and Daphne weren’t allowed much contact with other children. And even though she didn’t spend as much time with dolls as Daphne did, she wasn’t immune to wanting to see the Weston girls’ dolls, which were sure to be much finer than anything at Kellan Hall. But if Mother saw her, she’d be in such trouble.

He grinned as if sensing another victory. “We don’t live in town anymore. We took possession of Haverstock House this week, right over the hill.”

Her eyes popped open. Haverstock House was the finest house in the county, and lay between Kellan Hall and town. It belonged to the elderly Earl of Malke, who rarely visited since his wife’s death. Now the Westons owned it?

“I expect my mother will call on your mother soon, now we’re neighbors,” he went on. “Will she let you come visit then?”

Olivia doubted it. “Perhaps.”

Jamie Weston flashed his confident grin once more. “I’ll wager a copper penny she will.”

 

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Caroline
Linden
 was born a reader, not a writer.
She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software
before turning to writing fiction. Ten years, twelve books, three Red Sox
championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision.
Her books have won the NEC Reader’s Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier
Award, and RWA’s RITA Award. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes
this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one. Visit her online
at www.carolinelinden.com.

 

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“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

This is Love, Baby by K. Webster #Giveaway @KristiWebster @IndieSagePromo

ThisIsLove_BlitzThis is Love, Baby
by K. Webster
War & Peace #2
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance
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My War was over and I had lost. My captor reminded me I was nothing more than his pawn.
His strategy never changed…it was always me.

But what he didn’t know was that LOVE always wins.

In my War, I’d found not only peace
but LOVE as well.

I’d been through a battlefield with my War and LOVE was what brought us to the other side.
Our LOVE was beautiful and pure. Undying.

My captor thinks he has won this war. That I will LOVE him.
What he doesn’t know is this time, I’m the one with a strategy. I’m always thinking several moves ahead of him, my War taught me that.

I will outsmart him and find peace again.
This is a war I will win.
My LOVE will conquer all.

Warning:
This is Love, Baby is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence which could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. Terrible, terrible things happen to our poor heroine, so you’ve been properly warned. This story is NOT for everyone.

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My life had a plan. Until he invaded it and stole it all away. My captor took me and I became a pawn.

His strategy changed and he sent me away to WAR, because money is everything in this world.

In my WAR, though, I found peace.

I couldn’t help but find love where I least expected it, with a man who lived a battle every day of his life
…all inside his head.

But then my captor came back for me.
Yet, this time, battle lines had been drawn and I was protected.

So we thought.
Even though my WAR was raging,
my captor would fight to the death.

The good guys always win, right?
Not always.

All’s fair in love and WAR, right?
Not this time.

K Webster

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

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THE UNDERTAKERS 5: END OF THE WORLD BY TY DRAGO #BLOGTOUR @chapterxchapter @tydrago @Month9Books

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The Undertakers 5: End of the Word by Ty Drago

Publication Date:  March 29, 2016

Publisher:  Month9Books

The Corpse War is over. Or at least Will Ritter thought the war was over. But Will quickly changes his mind when he is led through a doorway in time and finds himself in a future where the Earth has been all but destroyed. The Corpses, alien invaders who wear the dead like suits of clothing, have returned in horrific numbers. In the wake of their destructive onslaught, a rag-tag group of survivors with some of Will’s now grownup friends among them is all that’s left of mankind. Will must take part in a desperate, last ditch effort to rewrite history, prevent the Second Corpse War from ever happening, and defeat this evil that has consumed mankind once and for all. But victory, if such a thing is even possible, carries a heavy cost.

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Excerpt from “The Undertakers: End of the World.”

Chapter 3

The Impossible Enemy

The moment Emily pulled me out into the hallway of Children’s Hospital, dragging me along as if she was a grown-up and I was a kid—which, of course, nailed the situation perfectly—I got my first inkling that things in “tomorrow” weren’t, well, good.

In the white room, the tiling had looked worn. Out here, it was positively ancient. Maybe a third of the one-foot-diameter squares were missing, showing old dried grout and rotted plywood underlayment. Many others were in pieces, their jagged shards littering the floor. The rest looked so dingy that they weren’t checkerboard black and white anymore, but an almost uniform gray.

The walls and ceiling were no better: spider webs and holes; dangling fluorescent lights; medical signs that either hung precariously from rusted nails or had fallen and now littered the floor like autumn leaves.

“What happened here?” I asked as we hurried around first one corner and then another, finding more of the same. No doctors or patients. No people at all. Just ruin.

“Later,” my sister told me. “I’ll explain it all. I promise. Right now—”

At that instant, the swinging double doors at the end of the hall, the kind that emergency gurneys are always getting pushed through at high speed, were torn off their hinges.

And the living dead poured in.

My heart stopped. I swear it did.

That’s not possible!

There had to be a dozen of them. Type Fours, mostly. That was our rating system for degrees of decomposition: One to Five. Fours were a month dead and pretty far along. Normally, the Corpses didn’t use them in combat. Too fragile.

But here was a whole bunch of them, and they were charging.

Emily gasped and put on the breaks, whirling around and pulling me back the way we’d come. At the same instant, she used her free hand to snatch the radio from her belt again. Into it, she called frantically, “Amy! Steve!”

“Lemme go!” I said.

She ignored me, still dragging me along behind her. Behind us, the wall of deaders kept coming. A fresher Corpse could run seriously, terrifyingly fast. But the tendons and ligaments in Type Four legs had shriveled and dried, making them slower and stiffer, much like their movie zombie cousins.

“Emily,” I snapped. “Let go of me!”

“No!” she exclaimed. “We have to find Amy and Steve and get out of here!”

I dug in my heels and yanked my hand free from hers. She stopped and stared at me, her face—still heart-shaped—flushed with panic.

“There is no way out,” I told her. “They’ll be coming in through every possible exit. They want us to run, box ourselves in somewhere in the building where more of ’em will be waiting.”

My sister, her eyes wide, seemed to consider this. Then she visibly swallowed and nodded.

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Ty Drago does his writing just across the river from Philadelphia, where the Undertakers novels take place.  In addition to The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses, The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead, and The Undertakers: Secret of the Corpse Eater, he is the author of The Franklin Affair and Phobos, as well as short stories and articles that have appeared in numerous publications, including Writer’s Digest.  He currently lives in southern New Jersey with his wife and best friend, the real Helene Drago née Boettcher.

 

 

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“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

HOTEL RODEO Series by Victoria Vane @TastyBook Tours @AuthorVictoriaV

HOTEL RODEO Series by Victoria Vane

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HELL ON HEELS
Hotel Rodeo #1
Victoria Vane
Released January 19th, 2016
Lyrical Shine
Some Odds are Meant to be
Played…
PLACE YOUR BET
The
Hotel Rodeo in Las Vegas has seen better days, but managing partner Ty Morgan
has come up with a way to return it to its former glory. His plan looks
promising until the unthinkable happens. Suddenly Ty is working for the boss’s
daughter. And Miss Monica Brandt, hot as she may be, doesn’t share his vision…
ROLL THE DICE
She
left a fabulous career and a frustrated fiancé in New York to move to Vegas and
save her father’s investment. But now Monica is locking horns with a sexy
cowboy-turned-businessman. What does Ty think he can do that she can’t? All
Monica knows is that she doesn’t dare trust him—or is it herself she doesn’t
trust…
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Ty Morgan jammed the elevator button three times with his thumb, and then noticing he was alone, gave the steel door a solid kick with his boot. And then another just for good measure, curses flowing in a steady stream. He didn’t normally have such a short fuse, but he was so pissed he was seeing red. With Tom’s forced retirement, he knew there’d be changes, but this was just too damned much! The new boss was both clueless and color blind—to anything but red and black.

Sure the place wasn’t doing as well as expected, but all of Vegas was still feeling the pain of economic recession. These things didn’t fix themselves overnight. On top of that, the timing of everything had sucked, but with so much skin in the game, he and Tom would both lose their asses if they didn’t let it ride. Tom had understood that—even though he’d had the most at risk. But now Tom was out of the picture and his choice of replacement didn’t know her ass from a hole in the wall.

***

A dull throb had begun behind Monica’s eyes, no doubt a lingering side-effect of two weeks of sleepless nights camped outside the CCU at Desert Springs Medical Center. In desperation to ward off an imminent migraine, Monica snatched her Prada purse from the desk drawer and rummaged for an elusive bottle of Excedrin. She finally found the bottle and popped four, chasing them with the tepid dregs of a Starbucks triple espresso, not that she really needed the caffeine. She was already wired for a confrontation.

She flicked a glance at her diamond bezel Tag Aqua racer—her last birthday present to herself. The watch, the bag and even her Jimmy Choos, were all well-recognized power statements in New York, not that he’d know the difference. And he was now fifteen minutes late. She uncrossed her legs and then crossed them again, sounding her impatience in the staccato tap of a stiletto heel. Monica snatched up her phone, was about to hit redial and then threw it back down again.

She inhaled, counted to ten, and then exhaled with a huff of exasperation. Was this just some passive-aggressive strategy to unsettle her? Maybe. But then again, she was probably giving Ty Morgan way too much credit—the dumb cowboy probably didn’t know how to tell time.

 

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TWO TO WRANGLE
Hotel Rodeo #2
Victoria Vane
Released February 16th, 2016
Lyrical Shine
A
COUNTRY BOY
Maybe
having a hot and heavy affair with the boss’s daughter wasn’t the smartest
move. But country boy Ty Morgan didn’t regret a moment with city girl Monica
Brandt…until she left Las Vegas to return to her life in New York.  When
devastating news sends her running back, Ty can’t help but open his arms.
His heart, however, is another matter.

AND
A CITY GIRL
Now
that Ty has what he’s always wanted—controlling interest in Hotel Rodeo—Monica
is certain their time together is at an end.  Then Ty asks her to come on
board as a partner.  Maybe it’s just her money he needs, but the chance to
stick close to the sexy wrangler sure could make work a whole lot more
interesting.

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READY TO TANGO
Their
partnership doesn’t come without a heap of problems. The two can’t agree on
anything—except their iron-hot attraction.  As the hotel’s Grand Opening
approaches, the truth is all too clear: Ty and Monica must find a way to mix
business with pleasure if they have any shot at dancing off into the sunset
together…

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“I’m not going to be a silent partner, Ty.”

“Didn’t expect you to be.”

“If you want me you’re going to have to give me equal say.”

“How can I do that when I’m talking bulls and you’re going off about Flamenco dancers?”

“You just illustrated my entire point!” she said. “If we’re going to work together you have to let me be a part of this. Partnerships require common goals and like minds. How can this work when we have none of that?”

Ty perched on the desk with a frown. “One little stumble and you’re already getting cold feet? We can work through this if we try, Monica. And I’m willing to compromise—to a point. You just gotta understand that this whole thing was my vision. My idea. My dream. I can’t let you or anyone else take that away.”

“I’m not trying to take it away from you. I just want it to succeed. We’re talking about a huge investment. Look, Ty, I came in here with an open mind, but I can’t take the back seat and neither can you. Do you see now how incompatible we are? And why I’ve said we could never work.”

“I thought you had more grit than that.”

“That’s not it! I wanted this to work. I really did, but we just don’t have enough common ground. I admit the chemistry between us is incredible, but we burn too hot.”

“You’re right about that part,” he broke into a dark chuckle. “We’ve been playing with gun powder from the get go. But there’s something you need to understand about gunpowder, Monica. Although it’s highly combustible, it’s also what makes fireworks. So only two things can happen here—we’re either gonna blow like a stick of dynamite or we’re gonna make some major fucking pyrotechnics…Don’t know ‘bout you, but I’m banking on the fireworks.”

 
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BEAUTY AND THE BULLRIDER
Hotel Rodeo #3
Victoria Vane
Released March 15th, 2016
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When
Beauty Wants A Baby

Championship
bull breeder and former Texas beauty queen Delaney McCall was having a heck of
a time finding a daddy for the baby she craved. A failed marriage left her with
no desire for another husband, but finding the right stud to satisfy her needs
presents a bigger problem that she could have imagined.
And
The Bullrider Wants Beauty

After
hanging up his spurs, bull rider Zac McDaniel wants nothing more than to
fulfill Delaney’s dream of having a family. After all, his best friend’s ex has
been his fantasy for years. Zac, however, has no desire to be seen as just a
means to an end. And when Zac insists on doing things the “old
fashioned” way, their passion explodes like a bull out of the chute…
Some
Bucking Is Bound To Happen

While
insisting it’s all just a passing fancy, the more Delaney sees the softer side
of the rough and tumble cowboy, the harder it is to keep her emotions
corralled. Zac, meanwhile, is more determined than ever to prove he’s what she
really needs, and will do whatever it takes to tear down the mile high fence
around her heart…

 

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He leaned back on the breakfast bar, taunting her with a cocked brow. “Running away?”

“What do you mean?” she asked.

“I think you’re afraid.”

“Afraid of what?” she asked.

“I think you’re attracted to me and it scares the shit out of you.”

“Last night I said you were attractive, Zac. I didn’t say I was attracted to you. There’s a difference.”

“No, there isn’t. You’re splitting hairs.”

She gave a snort. “Do you really think you’re that irresistible? Your ego is as big as Ty’s.”

“C’mere.” He jerked his head in a beckoning motion.

“What for?” she asked warily.

“I think it’s time for a little test. We can end this whole debate here and now.”

“What kinda test?”

“The kiss test,” he said. “It’s real simple. I’m gonna kiss you. If you can stand there and do absolutely nothing, you win and I lose.”

“What’s the point?” she asked.

“Sexual compatibility,” he said. “If we kiss and I don’t do it for you, I’ll drop any ideas of sex with you and submit to the test tube.”

“That simple?” she said. “You’ll donate your sperm if I let you kiss me?”

“As long as you don’t respond. That means no sounds. No kissing back. No touching.”

“Just one kiss?” she said.

“One kiss.”

“How long a kiss?” she asked.

“A standard breath hold,” he replied.

“No tricks?”

He held out his bare arms. “Nothing up my sleeve.”

Slapping his wet shirt down on the counter, she upturned her face. “Okay, Zac. I’ll let you kiss me.”

Now that the moment had come, Zac’s heart hammered against his breastbone. He’d never been nervous about a kiss, but then again, a kiss had never meant all that much to him. That wasn’t to say he didn’t like kissing. It was a pleasant enough pastime, but mostly it just served as an appetizer to the main course. He suddenly realized he didn’t know if he was a good kisser or not. He’d never had to try all that hard. Most of the women he’d been with were already primed for a tumble well before the first lip lock. He’d never suffered a crisis of confidence with any woman, but this wasn’t just any woman—it was Delaney McCall, the woman he hoped to spend the rest of his life with.

 

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02_When a Laird Loves a LadyWhen a Laird Loves a Lady (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts, #1)
by Julie Johnstone

Publication Date: March 22, 2016
eBook; 305 Pages
ASIN: B01C4R46L0

Series: Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts
Genre: Historical Romance/Scottish/Medieval

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A need to belong drives her. A longing to forget compels him. Fate may send them into each other’s arms, but only love can mend their hearts.

An Outlander

Raised by a tyrannical father, Marion de Lacy yearns for the comfort of belonging to a loving family. So when her father announces her betrothal to an evil baron in exchange for a number of knights, she concocts a desperate scheme to avoid the marriage: feigning her own death and then fleeing England. But when her plan goes terribly awry and she’s captured by the baron, not even her careful preparations could ready her for the Scottish barbarian who rescues her and then informs her that he’s to marry her by edict of her king. Certain her father will defy the king’s orders and wed her to the baron if she refuses the Highlander’s hand, Marion agrees to marry the strangely compelling but obstinate laird of the MacLeod clan.

A Highlander

After the death of his beloved wife, Iain MacLeod has no desire to marry ever again. Yet when he finds himself obliged to do so to secure the freedom of his childhood friend and king, he reluctantly travels across England to collect his unwanted bride, expecting to find a cold Englishwoman. Instead, he discovers a fiery, bold beauty who is fiercely loyal, protective of those she loves, and defies him at every turn, challenging his certainty that his heart is dead.

Ensnared

Following a hasty marriage and perilous journey to Scotland, Marion harbors no illusions that her new husband loves her. Still, her heart cannot resist the noble, brave warrior, and she cannot suppress the hope that she has finally found where she belongs. However, the harder she tries to fit in with the clan and gain Iain’s love, the farther away her dreams drift. Iain is more than willing to give his respect to his courageous wife—her kisses and caresses even ignite his blood and demand his passion—but he refuses to give up his heart. That is, until enemies near and far threaten to take Marion from him. Now the demons that haunt him can only be conquered by surrendering body and soul to Marion, if only it’s not too late…

 

My Review:

When a Laird Loves a Lady (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts, #1)

by Julie Johnstone

“A need to belong drives her. A longing to forget compels him. Fate may send them into each other’s arms, but only love can mend their hearts.”

I love reading historical romance fiction and this one is fantastic. I loved reading about Marion and how her Father was going to marry her off to someone that she didn’t love because of land, that is how they did it back in the 1300’s. I love how Marion’s attitude is and how feisty and strong will she is. But she still has a heart even though her Father was not a nice man. She has made plans to pretend to drown with the help of some men who work for her father but don’t agree with him. One of the men came with her Mother from Scotland and is trying to help her go to Scotland. Her Mother died when she was 8 years old and this man, Angus, helped her throughout her young years teaching her many things including how to defend herself.  There are so many twist and turns and kept me intrigues. It is one of those books you don’t want to put down.

Of course there is a better man for Marion, a Highlander, Iain Macleod, comes to England to help his childhood friend David and the King wants Iain to marry Marion before her father marries her off to the horrible knight.  Like I said so many twist and turns I am not going to tell you any more, you will have to read this book. If you love Highlanders and historical fiction this book is for you.

This book is awesome, I love the writing and I can really feel what the author is writing about. I am so glad I don’t live in the 1300s, I have no idea how our ancestors survived. I usually like to read books in the 1800s and later but somehow I seem to end up with reading books from earlier times. From reading these books I have learned some history and am so glad that the author took time to research and do her best to write the story just like at the time it really happened. It makes the book more interesting to read. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. I also want to check out other books written by this author, I feel she is a very talented historical writer.

I want to thank HF Virtual Tours for providing me this book and on their tour.

I received a free copy of a book in exchange for an honest review

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Julie Johnstone is a USA Today best-selling author of Regency Romance and the author of a new urban fantasy/paranormal romance book. She’s been a voracious reader of books since she was a young girl. Her mother would tell you that as a child Julie had a rich fantasy life made up of many different make believe friends. As an adult, Julie is one of the lucky few who can say she is living the dream by working with her passion of creating worlds from her imagination. When Julie is not writing she is chasing her two precocious children around, cooking, reading or exercising.

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I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl