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Introducing Best-Selling Author Kayelle Allen!

I’m thrilled to feature Best-Selling Author Kayelle Allen on my blog today!

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

He’s a thief. She’s a soldier. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!
Professional thief Senth Antonello is hired to retrieve a stolen prototype for which the imperial armada has already killed twice. When Senth’s brother is kidnapped to ensure the device is surrendered, Senth must rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. Senth must accomplish it in the company of a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.

Book 1 in the Antonello Brothers series
With his baby face, few believe Senth Antonello is an Advanced Interior Security professional in the elite Thieves’ Guild, but he is no kid. His feral, feline HalfKin side might be a come-what-may daredevil who lives for risk, but his human side is gritty determination and resourcefulness. His master hires Senth out to Captain NarrAy Jorlan, an enhanced woman with dangerous, pleasure-laced pheromones, and offers to buy Senth’s cruelly enslaved older brother and free him.

The job is grab-and-go: snatch an heirloom, deliver it, return to his master, and his brother will be free. There’s just this one little catch…

Senth must remain a virgin, no matter how tempting NarrAy’s powerful pheromones are. Disregarding rumors and warnings about her kind, he accepts the job. After all, how hard can it be to pilfer an old locket? And come on! A skilled thief like himself can steal one little kiss. Avoid touching her? Ha! No way one touch could entrap him. This job will be a cinch.

Then Captain NarrAy sashays into his world with her sexy older-woman authority and seductive, soul-stealing scent, and every skill Senth spent years mastering goes right out of his head. His willpower is all that stands between his brother’s nightmare of captivity and freedom. For his brother’s sake, Senth has to get it together. If he can’t, his brother will remain a slave, and Senth will be at the mercy of her pleasure forever.

A fast-paced sci fi romantic comedy with an adorable, fun-loving hero. He’s half-human and half-cat. She’s a by-the-book army captain. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!

Genre: sweet science fiction romance (PG13)
Available free on Kindle Unlimited
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The sequel for this book is For Women Only.
Bro is a free short story set before this book opens. Get a copy here:

Kayelle Allen is a best-selling American author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.

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Escape to Africa Anthology

I’m pleased to share with you this wonderful anthology today!

Escape to Africa Anthology ~ 6 stories by 6 Authors for ONLY 99 cents!!

Take a trip to fascinating, breathtaking, beautiful Africa, without ever leaving your home! These stories will send you on a journey filled with danger, love, and excitement. Travel from Casablanca to Morocco, across the plains of the Serengeti, to the ruins of Carthage, from the desert of Algeria, to the shores of Tripoli. Six international romance authors share spellbinding love stories told across time.

Dangerous Liaison – Historical Romance by Denyse Bridger
In late 1942, Casablanca, liaisons can be deadly, especially those that involve intelligence the Germans are willing to kill for…

A Pirate’s Lady – Time Travel Romance – Lynn Crain
Amanda Hoskip, a Time Travel Bureau agent, is intent on discovering who is tampering with time. But when she’s captured, she must pretend to be the wife of fellow agent and rescuer, Trevor Haines, which seems impossible because he thinks she’s failed her mission.

Dying to Love You – Contemporary Romance with Paranormal Elements by Alicia Dean
To avoid purgatory, unloving and unlovable Autumn Baines is sent to the Serengeti where she must perform a selfless deed and find someone to fall in love with her. What she didn’t count on was falling in love herself, or that her selfless deed could save a life, but sentence Autumn to eternal damnation.

Treasured Times – Romantic Suspense – Gemma Juliana
Nerissa Noir is a woman with many secrets. Leon Rizzo intends to figure them out, without revealing his own. From the shops of the exotic souk in Tunis to the ancient ruins of Carthage and beyond, deadly mysteries must be solved before time unravels… can they trust each other?

The Ravine of the Wild Woman – Historical Romance by Marie Laval
Algeria, North Africa, 1865.
Lenora Sharp is Azerwal’s perfect woman. Brave, determined and unconventional, she is also related to the man who stole his name, his childhood and his identity – the very man and he has vowed to destroy, even if it takes him all the way to hell. Will love get in the way of revenge, or will Azerwal lose his soul before he loses his heart?

An Object of Desire – Romantic Suspense by Jenny Twist
Two students on holiday in Morocco discover that two sinister looking characters are following them. They meet an attractive man who offers to take them to their next destination. All seems well until one of the girls disappears.

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Can’t make it to Ireland this summer? Be sure to snag your copy of my sweet romance novel, Oh Danny Boy!

The Day You’ve All Been Waiting For … National Ice Cream Day!

It’s a hot, humid summer night. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Well, in my house, it’s ice cream!
 

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month.  And, he set the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day.

So go ahead and splurge! Set aside your diet–you can always start tomorrow!

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Mine’s chocolate! Please leave your comments below.

Can’t travel to Europe this summer? Snag a copy of Oh Danny Boy, my sweet contemporary romance novel, and be transported to Ireland! Available in paperback and ebook.

Two reasons why National Sugar Cookie Day is a fun holiday

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day, which works for me. In my house, sugar cookies usually don’t last very long.


Why would sugar cookies have their own special day? Well, because everyone, young and old alike, love sugar cookies!

So what are the two reasons National Sugar Cookie Day is such a fun holiday?

1. You can satisfy your sweet tooth all day long.
2. Sugar cookies are easy to make.

Do you have a favorite sugar cookie recipe? Please share in the comments below.

Can’t make it to Ireland this summer? Oh Danny Boy, my sweet romance novel set in Ireland, will take you there!
Snag the ebook or paperback copy today.

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4th became a federal holiday in the U.S. in 1870.

Since then, Independence Day has remained an important symbol of patriotism for America, as well as a national holiday.

Because the Fourth of July falls during the summer, many people celebrate with outdoor barbecues and fireworks. Don’t forget to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner, which is the United States national anthem.

My family and I will get together for a barbecue, complete with hamburgs, hot dogs, salt potatoes and maybe a pineapple. LOL!

How will you celebrate the fourth of July? Please leave your comments below.

Have you picked up your copy of Oh Danny Boy? Enjoy the holiday and be transported to Ireland! Happy Reading!

Introducing Madison Michael!

I am so thrilled to introduce wonderful author Madison Michael!

In her own words:

I am a total sucker for a sweet romance. Most weekends will find me watching a Hallmark movie or two and then talking about it on my blog.

In fact, I believe in fairy tales, Cinderella stories to be precise. In fact, Cinderella circa 2016 inspired my Beguiling Bachelor series, especially the first book in the series, “Bedazzled”. I love strong, smart women, but I couldn’t resist writing about the billionaire version of Prince Charming. In fact, I created four of them – friends from good families, well-educated, handsome, wildly successful and sexy as hell.

I thought I would introduce you to my most recent entry in the series. “Bedeviled” Introduces us to Alex and Charlotte, two brilliant people who are adept at keeping secrets.. When an accident drives Charlotte into Alex’s welcoming arms, the two begin a balancing act between drawing closer and keeping the other at arm’s length.

Bedeviled

Beguiling Bachelor Series
Book 3
by
Madison Michael

BLURB
Charlotte is on the run…
Charlotte Roche escaped dangers lurking in Boston by accepting a job in Chicago. A new name, a new beginning – all built on lies. Thinking she is safe, Charlotte drops her guard and sets her sights on her ruggedly handsome and wildly sexy running partner, Alexander Gaines. Can she advance their relationship from the track to the bedroom and still maintain her charade, or will Alex’s probing questions pierce her carefully rehearsed story? 
Alex, with unrevealed secrets of his own, struggles to hold the irresistible Charlotte at arm’s length. But when Charlotte sustains a suspicious injury, Alex seizes the opportunity to cuddle up to the sassy beauty. Does he dare risk his reputation, his fortune, his friends, and his heart?
With exposure imminent, they appeal to their friends for help. Join Alex and Charlotte, along with characters you’ve met and loved in “Bedazzled” and “Beholden”, as they tackle the maze of half-truths and cover-ups threatening the lovers.
How can they build a bond with deceit on both sides? With malevolent forces advancing, is their love Bedeviled? 

EXCERPT

“You look so beautiful,” he told her in a husky voice. “I have been wanting to do this all night.”
His head lowered to hers, pulling her close against him as he leaned back until all her weight was leaning on his and she had no choice but to twine her arms behind his head or the tree trunk. His lips captured her slowly, softly pressing against hers. One hand rested low, on the curve between her back and her behind. The other came up to tangle in her short hair, holding her head still as he deepened the kiss. His lips demanded response, plundering her mouth with his tongue. He tasted of expensive wine and Alex as his tongue explored the recesses of her mouth, hot and insistent. Her breasts were flattened against his rock-hard chest, her hips tight against his as he held her to him.
When he lifted his head, shadowed by moonlight behind him, Charlotte was unable to read his expression. Unsure and unsteady, she waited, catching her breath. Blood was coursing through her veins, hot and urgent. Her heart was pounding from just one kiss.
“God, I want you,” he rasped, the words torn from him, raw and insistent before he dipped his head to kiss her again. She returned the kiss, opening her lips to his insistent ones, entwining her tongue with his, increasing the pressure against his mouth as she ran her hands up into his hair. She held fast to him, feeling his hand move from her hair to the nape of her neck, down along her bare arms, tracing a pattern there with his fingers. The feel of his hands on her skin was warm, strong and sure. She had longed for his touch and now desired it everywhere.
Alex lifted his head reluctantly. “If we don’t get back in that car now,” he told her, his voice hoarse with longing, “I will not be responsible for my actions.”
He lifted her away from his body, steadied her and then hefted himself away from the tree and wrapped his arm around her shoulders to lead her back to the car.
She felt bereft without the solid warmth of him hard against her. Neither of them said a word until he opened her car door and closed it again, without allowing her inside. Instead, he pushed her gently against it.
“Sorry, I can’t make it home without one more.” Alex took Charlotte’s mouth in a searing kiss that took her breath away, sucking her lower lip into his mouth then sliding his tongue over it and into the moistness of her mouth. He kissed her senseless until she would have happily made love there in the sand, and the world be damned. She wanted this man as she had never wanted anything before.
Charlotte kissed him passionately, running her hands up and down his muscular back as she tightened her hold on him, wanting to get closer, to feel his bare skin, until finally they mutually agreed to some restraint and dragged apart from one another. He kept his fingers touching her lightly until she got in the car and he closed the door behind her.
“Jeez,” he stated with a rough chuckle as he folded himself into the bucket seat, “I hope there are no cops out, cause I am planning to break speed records getting you home.”

You can find “Bedeviled” and all the bachelors on Amazon.

Bio for Madison Michael
Madison Michael traded 28 years in the Fortune 500 tech world for a chance to spend her days with sassy heroines, sexy, rich heroes and nothing but happy endings. Growing up in Chicago, she spent winters cuddled under blankets losing herself in books. She still loves to cuddle under blankets in winter, but now it is with a pen instead. Summers you will find her at art or music festivals, dining with friends or in a nearby park typing away on her laptop.
Madison is the author of three novels in the Beguiling Bachelor series, as well as several short stories. She is a member of Romance Writers of America.
After living in the northeast, southeast and the west, Maddy returned to her Midwest roots. She now lives in Evanston, IL with feline editorial assistants and great views of Chicago’s famous skyline.

Website: http://www.madisonmichael.net
Blog: http://www.madisonmichael.net/blog
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GR: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15221601.Madison_Michael
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Books at the Beach Giveaway and Book Fair

A Romance Reader’s Dream Summer Giveaway

Beautiful woman from back with white hat reads kindle and holds a hat

How many books do you read over the average summer? Could you read 80? Because that’s how many ebooks one lucky winner will walk away with in the Books at the Beach Giveaway, including the latest titles from Nora Roberts, Catherine Bybee, Debbie Macomber, and Gena Showalter, plus dozens more. You could also win one of two runner-up $25 Amazon gift cards.

Books at the Beach Giveaway & Book Fair
June 19-30

(Sponsored by the 54 authors listed below)

Alina K. Field • Allyson Lindt • Amy L Gale • Anna Durand • Astrid Arditi • Barbara Lohe • Beverley Oakley • Bianca D’Arc • C. A. King • C.E. Wilson • Carmen Fox • Casi McLean • Catherine Kean • Chloe Flowers • Christa Paige • Constance Phillips • Cynthia Clement • Danica Favorite • Debbie White • Denise Jaden • Dianne Venetta • Elizabeth Rose • Gayle Parness • Helen Scott • Jacqueline Diamond • Jina Bacarr • Josie Riviera • Judith Keim • Karen • Michelle Nutt • Katherine Lowry Logan • Kris Michaels • Kristina Knight • Kristy Tate • Margaret Locke • Mari Carr • Naomi Bellina • PG Forte • Quinn • Raine English • Regan Walker • Sheila Seabrook • Shelique Lize • Soraya Naomi
Stacy Gold • Stella Marie Alden • Stephanie Julian • Stephanie Queen • Sydney Aaliyah Michelle • Sylvia Hubbard • Tamara Ferguson • Tena Stetler • Traci Douglass • Vicki Crum
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And while you’re at it, shop our awesome summer book fair with over 50 fantastic romance titles for you to choose from.

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Six of my favorite Father’s Day Quotes

Happy Father’s Day! Today I’m sharing six of my favorite Father’s Day quotes:

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
– Jim Valvano

The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children, is to love their mother.
– Anjaneth Garcia Untalan

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
– Pope John XXIII

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
– Sigmund Freud

A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be
– unknown

Dad – Ask him when Mom says no.
– Unknown

Do you have a favorite Father’s Day quote? Please share your comments below.

And, if you haven’t picked up your copy of A Snowy White Christmas, the story of a father who didn’t know he had a daughter, pick up your copy at Kindle Unlimited today!

Oh Danny Boy

I am so thrilled to announce that my sweet contemporary romance, Oh Danny Boy, is available at the special pre-order price of $2.99, or free on Kindle Unlimited!

Here’s a short excerpt:

CHAPTER ONE

“Seamus, don’t jump!” Clara Donovan heard her own cries, the shouts resounding through the misty night air. She raced across the sidewalk toward Farthing Bridge, her gaze riveted on a horror she didn’t want to believe. Her older brother Seamus sat on the edge of a tall bridge with his head slumped in his hands, a bottle of whiskey beside him. The arched stone bridge spanned the River Farthing, connecting the town to a once-popular marketplace.

No. It couldn’t be. Her breath burned in her chest as she took in gulps of dampness and drizzle. Don’t stop. Run faster.

When she reached the bridge, she elbowed through a group of late-night revelers. Several pointed up at Seamus.

“He’s off the rails!” someone shouted.

Her brother seemed unaware of the gathering crowd. He swung his legs back and forth like an underwound metronome and stared into the ice-cold river below.
She shook off the image of him on her living room floor several days earlier. He’d been passed out drunk. Should she have phoned a treatment center? No. She could fix her brother’s problems. He simply needed encouragement, surrounded by his loving, supportive family.

Seamus. Gentle Seamus. Kind and fiery-haired, quick to temper, quicker to make amends. Her heart squeezed at the scruffy, dejected man he’d become since his wife had died.

Clara put her hands on her knees and took in calm, even breaths. Quickly, she assessed the corroded pedestrian catwalk leading to the top of the bridge, the skull and crossbones sign that warned Danger.

She stared upward at her sweet brother. “Dear saints in heaven, Seamus,” she whispered. “You promised me that you’d never drink again.”

She stuffed her wool gloves into her jacket pockets and bent to lace her weatherproof boots tighter. There was no time to dash around the river to the street that crossed the bridge, and she certainly wouldn’t ask anyone in the crowd to lend a hand.

She yanked off the “Danger” sign and threw it to the ground. That pressing feeling in her chest, like she was running out of air, slowed her movements. Dragging in another breath, she grasped the slippery wet handrails and stepped onto the bottom rung of the catwalk.

“Missus, are you trained for this?” a man from the crowd inquired.
She glanced around. The man stood a hairsbreadth away. He was tall with piercing blue eyes and carried a guitar case. His dark brown hair had a reddish tinge and his navy wool jacket strained against his athletic form.

I hope this book will transport you to the beautiful countryside of Ireland.

Happy Reading!

Oh Danny Boy