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My Personal Review for Luke's Present by Sue Brown

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When I saw Sue Brown was revisiting two of my favorite characters in her Morning Report series, I was thrilled. Welcome back to the Lost Cow Ranch and see what happens when both Luke and Simon need a little holiday help.

My Rating for Luke's Present:  4 Stars and highly recommended

Buy in e-book only at Dreamspinner Press


Welcome to the Lost Cow Ranch. When foreman Simon Bryan finds out that his partner, Luke, has postponed his knee surgery yet again, Simon doesn’t know what to do. Luke has been having nightmares and reeling from the flood that also took his beloved horse Lulu, Simon is at the end of his rope. It comes to head when he feels Luke start to pull away emotionally and Simon figures it is time to get through to Luke one way or another. With a special Christmas present, Simon is hopeful that things will return back to normal not just for him and Luke but also for the ranch they both love so much. But Simon is unprepared for Luke’s present that just may change everything in …

WRITERS WRITE...WRITING PARTNERS FEUD ~ CHRISTMAS EVE...VIL EXCERPT 3

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A: Even though the presents have been unwrapped, the gift giving ended for the season...
Z: Unless, you are one of those of gives gifts on Little Christmas.
A: I'm getting another gift, yea!
Z: You and our readers.  It might not be the Epiphany but we are offering our readers another excerpt from CHRISTMAS EVE...VIL.  ALSO, for the first three readers who write us at writingteamcw@yahoo.com, we will give them a free copy of the book!
A: Well, good for us and great for them.  Now, on to the excerpt!

CHRISTMAS EVE...VIL

About the story:

Resisting the fervent advances of Luke Calico while snowbound isn’t Anya’s only problem, she must also hide from the malicious preacher wishing to harness her power while withstanding the demonic spirit trying to lure her soul.


Excerpt:

Uncomfortable, she put the tchotchke back on the table. Not many people used that word, most used knickknack or bric-a-brac, but this wonderful woman who taught her Sunday School, Mrs. Dowd, used it. At this moment …

Release Blitz for Zara Stoneley's Good Enough to Share

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GOOD ENOUGH TO SHARE (Good Enough, Book 1 – Christmas) by Zara Stoneley
An erotic contemporary romance, including menage, F/M/F, M/F/M and sex outdoors.

One Christmas, four friends – but will they still be together by New Year?
Divorce wasn’t part of the plan for Holly, but then again nor was spending the festive period with two sexy men and Santa’s little helper! With a disastrous marriage behind her, and three good friends who are willing to share, moving on could be fun – if only she can accept that sometimes her heart is wiser than her head.
Dane doesn’t do commitment, which suits Holly just fine. But when things heat up between the four friends, he’s forced to face up to his past. Will realising he’s good enough mean he no longer wants to share…?
Laid backCharlie knows that if his best friend becomes his lover he could end up losing big time. But can he resist? And when the girl he once loved comes back, who will he decide to spend the New Year with?
…AndSophie just wants to have fun…

Book Blast for Reindeer Games: Cupid by Lucy Felthouse

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Reindeer Games: Blitzen by Lucy Felthouse
As a postman by day, and one of Santa’s reindeer on a single very special night, Cassius Cupid eats, sleeps, and breathes deliveries. He doesn’t mind, but sometimes wishes that someone would send him something more exciting than bills and junk mail. One cold January morning, Cassius gets his wish. A young woman arrives with a parcel. Turns out it’s for his housemate – but Cassius doesn’t care. All he’s interested in is Carina – the beautiful female courier. Has Cupid finally met his match? Buy links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/cupid/
Teaser Excerpt:
Cassius Cupid woke with a start, and then sat bolt upright in his bed. Shit, I’m going to be late! was his first thought. Milliseconds later his brain switched on, and he remembered. He was on holiday. Flopping back onto the warm mattress and pillows with a contented sigh, he smiled. No work for fourteen whole days—it was going to be utter bliss. He stretched, relishing the feeling it crea…

The Best Books I read in 2012.....

I got to admit, some stellar books came out this year from some of my favorite authors and some new ones I discovered.  This is only my top ten of books I discovered that stole my heart and made me want more from that author. I wish I could name them all but alas, I would be here till 2015 just listing them all. *smiles*

10: TA Webb's Second Chance-Heart rendering and delightful. No other words can describe it.

9: Andrew Grey's Love Comes Silently- a story so emotional, you can't help but fall in love with the story, the characters and this author's writing.

8: Sue Brown's Papa's Boy (Morning Report 3)- Her final novel in the Morning Report series delivers a story so wonderful yet heart felt, you can't help but wish for more after that last page is read.

7: D.N. Simmons' Unholy Alliance- the final book in a engrossing series. You couldn't help but want more after the last page is read.

6: Hank Edward's Venom Valley 1: Bounty-when paranormal meet…

Winner from the Candy Cane Blog Hop

Random.org picked the winner of the 52 Weeks of naughty nights, a year's supply of scratch and win cards with naughty I.O.U.'s, suggestions, coupons, role plays and more; a small "It's a Life Saver, Vibrator" plus an e-copy of My Liege of Dark Haven (any format).

The winner is.....Marrianne (marianne@...)

Congratulations. If Marianne doesn't contact me by Thursday December 27th to claim her prize, a new winner will be chosen. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Happy Holidays to you

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A very merry holiday season to all my friends and may bright blessings be upon you and your family in the new year.




Release Blitz for A Taste of London by Lucy Felthouse

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A Taste of London by Lucy Felthouse
Ryan Stonebridge and his friend Kristian Hurst are heading off on the trip of a lifetime. They’re spending their gap year traveling the world and expect lots of sun, sights and sex. The guys have a couple of days in the English capital before catching the Eurostar to Paris. Unfortunately, a family emergency means that Kristian has to head back home for a while, leaving Ryan to continue the trip alone.
Luckily for Ryan, he’s an attractive guy and there is no shortage of gorgeous women available to help take his mind off Kristian’s family drama.
Buy links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/a-taste-of-london/


Teaser Excerpt from  Chapter One
“Come on, mate, let’s go and grab our travel passes from the machine,” Ryan said, his familiarity with the locale apparent by the way he marched along the train platform toward the heart of St. Pancras Station. “What? Uh – okay.” Kristian re-arranged his bag on his shoulder and scurried to keep up with his frie…

Welcome Shira Anthony Today

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Thanks, Dawn, for hosting me today!  And happy holidays, everyone – I hope you are enjoying the first of a few well-deserved days off with family and friends.


Aria, the third book in my Blue Notes Series, will be released on Monday, December 24th by Dreamspinner Press.  The Blue Notes Series consists of standalone novels that can be read in any order, each with a classical music theme.  Secondary characters in one story become the main characters in another, and many of the characters in the various books know and/or work with each other as musicians.  Each book draws on my own experiences as a violinist and later, as a professional opera singer, and each book introduces the reader to different aspects of the lives of professional musicians.

Aria is a story about a musician and a lawyer.  Sam Ryan from Aria and Jason from Blue Notes almost end up in bed together at one point in the first story of the series.  They're former courtroom rivals who meet after Jason's heart has been …