Getting tired of football pictures yet? Too bad, I have a couple of more weeks of kiddos playing. Well, this is the last week for the youngest.
We hit the road this weekend and headed over the mountain for the last weekend game. Two and a half hours is a breeze as long as you have the beauty of the mountains to pass through and I took my computer along to get some work done because I plan on getting My Bronc Riding Cowgirl's rough draft done this week. Note to self, finish before we begin to head down the other side. I got car sick and that wasn't fun.
It was a long day of wind and waiting for my boy to play. He plays left tackle and got a couple sacks this weekend as well as a dog pile!
He's my brick shithouse, so I was a proud momma.
We got home and crashed and yesterday was a catch up day of cleaning, wrote another chapter, and then went to a small bridal shower for my cousin.
Make sure you check out She's No Cowgirl. I want to take a moment to thank everyone who always makes each release day feel like my first and makes it special.
I'm off to get a massage.
Have a great week!
Happy Friday everyone!
Another week gone by and another release under my belt, #18! I also have three books for you.
First is Zoned for Pleasure: His Hunting Ground by Elyse Wilcox. This is a first for me by this author and I'd say this is more of an erotica than a romance.
The only thing that made Dottie's client less dangerous than the man facing her was that the client was an ordinary citizen, subject to stern punishment if he broke the rules. The same did not apply to regulators. As agents of Elites, they lived by their own set of rules.
Confronted by two powerful men, Dottie soon learns that her client is no ordinary man.
He has strengths and abilities that no ordinary humans possess.
He has no sexual inhibitions & ordinary females like Dottie are his playthings.
This standalone Paranormal Romance / Erotica book contains explicit sexual content. Intended for an adult 18+ audience.
Next is Roman by Callie Rhodes. It's the ninth in her series and though it felt separate for the past books, it was still enjoyable.
Bartered into the hands of an alpha, there was never a chance of escape.
No woman willingly travels to the Boundarylands.
It's where they are—the Alphas.
They keep to themselves in the wilderness, and beta civilization knows to keep its distance. Especially beta women…for fear they may not be a beta after all.
Unfortunately, Phoebe never had a choice, not when the family business is smuggling black market goods to the alphas who live deep within the borders. She knows enough to keep her distance, but when a heated deal goes wrong, Phoebe finds herself offered up as a sacrifice—her freedom for her family's lives.
Now, she's trapped with a creature who views her as nothing more than another possession…so why does his feral nature call to her in ways she's powerless to control?
Welcome to the Boundarylands. A place where the only way to know your true nature is to feel the touch of an Alpha. Omegas may be rare, but every woman knows their fates are hellish—held captive, broken, mated, knotted, and bred.
This last one isn't out yet, but I highly recommend you pick it up when it comes out next week. Fanged Love by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (my favorite) and Kylie Gilmore (new to me) is a great read!
From USA Today bestselling authors, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff and Kylie Gilmore, comes a hilarious, sexy, Vampire Romance about the girl next door and an ancient prince who’s lost when it comes to modern women.
WANTED: MODERN WOMAN WHO APPRECIATES TRADITIONAL COURTSHIP WITH FANGS.
Greetings. My name is Prince Bozhidar, and I am an eight-hundred-year-old vampire.
I am an eight-hundred-year-old, virile, confident, and very sexy vampire—so I’m told. I have wealth, looks, and everything an immortal man could ever want.
Well, except love. But no matter. I am not a one-neck sort of man.
Yet the virginal woman across the road sets my senses afire. And she needs my help with her family’s failing winery. My own is quite successful.
My honor demands I help this enchanting female, and when I do, my heart begins beating anew. She is my mate. Strangely, my gifts of seduction do not seem to work on her.
Perhaps I need to fit in with modern dating customs to win this modern woman.
And then there’s the small matter that she doesn’t believe in vampires.
There is no fighting destiny, sweet Stella. You will be mine.
That's all for the week! We're off to travel tomorrow for football. I'm taking my computer with me (a first) to get some writing done on My Bronc Riding Cowgirl I'm hoping to have the rough draft done next week.
As always, have a wonderful, safe, happy, and healthy weekend!
The youngest and Grandpa did good with pumpkins this year. We may not have a lot but we have two massive ones.
Volleyball, edits, formatting, pumpkin picking, and a birthday party consumed our weekend. Oh, and a drive by dog pushing that resulted in the youngest getting his elbow banged up. Don't worry, he and the pup are both fine.
She's No Cowgirl is locked in for it's release on Thursday and paperbacks have been ordered! So, if you're a paperback lover, you can currently order one on Amazon.
I'm back to working for the week on My Bronc Riding Cowgirl. I'm attempting to do two chapters a day now that the kids are at school and busy with football. Their seasons are close to ending.
If you're in my reader group, Thursday instead of my usual weekly questions, I have giveaways scheduled to go along with my release. If you aren't a member, join now!
This weekend is football, cows, and guns for us.
I hope you have a kickass week!
I'm ready for the weekend even though that means editing and formatting for me the better part of Sunday. I swear, I'm busier on the weekends than I am during the entire work week and I don't even have to go to work!
Anyway, let's dive into what I've read this week.
First we start with Spite Club by Julie Kriss. This is a first for me with this author. It was an interesting story and at times felt like a drug on, but I did find it enjoyable.
First Rule of Spite Club: Don’t fall for your fake boyfriend.
Here’s what happened:
My boyfriend cheated on me with Nick Mason’s girlfriend.
We’re both angry. What better way to get revenge than to pretend to get together out of spite?
Nick is rude and rebellious and completely freaking gorgeous. He's not my type, and I'm not his. There's no way we would work outside of our little game of dirty sex and well kept secrets.
The problem is, he's an addiction. Or maybe a plague.
The more time I spend with him, the more I risk my good-girl image and my carefully built life.
I might want what's bad for me. I might want Nick. And I might have to convince him - if I can survive him.
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Next is Kodiak by Delta James. If you're a regular follower, you know I've read quite a few of her books. Some I like, but all have the same kind of couplings. Overly dominate male who like to spank and strong women, but they really aren't that impressive. This one follows the same pattern, but felt lacking in the story department. It felt too rushed for me. Great idea, but needed more.
He's the biggest, baddest bear around... and he's claimed me as his mate.
I didn't need to go to Kodiak Island to find a beast like him in the wild. He found me.
He stripped me, spanked me, and then took me roughly and savagely.
I ran from him, the thought of another night of brutal, desperate climaxes and quivering, screaming surrender far too shameful to contemplate. But fate brought me back to him.
There will be no escape this time.
He's going to punish me. Then he's going to claim me as his mate.
Last, but certainly not least and is my favorite for the week is Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels. FINALLY a cowboy style book I can enjoy. If you know me, you know it's the one sub-genre of romance I struggle with. All feel fake and can tell the author doesn't know much but wanted to write about cowboys and country life. Corinne has impressed me. I love this book. I feel the emotions and couldn't put it down.
It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.
That was seventeen years ago.
I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.
Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.
This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .
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That's it for me for the week. I'm off to do some pumpkin picking with a bunch of little kids and my best friend then it's volleyball, editing, formatting, and a birthday party.
See you Monday!
Have a happy, healthy, fun, and safe weekend.
I picked the right time of year to release She's No Cowgirl. Honestly, I didn't think about it when I set the date for it but so glad I did with football everywhere!
And that includes both of my kids. My youngest has started his first year of flag, four years of that before he can tackle which is what he really wants to do. And my oldest is in his first year of traveling. We headed south Saturday for a game. I can definitely say I'm the mom cheering "Go, boys, go!" On the sidelines even if I don't know everything about football. Apparently I'm embarrassing. I don't care.
He won his game by the way. Both teams did great and it brings some tears to my eyes because so many of the boys on his team he's played with since he first started flag and seeing them all a maturing young men is wonderful.
I'll be a wreck when the youngest gets to this age.
It froze here last week, even got a dusting of snow which killed my zucchini plants, thankfully they were slowing down with producing. Now I have a gaping hole in my garden where broccoli and cauliflower are still growing.
In the writing part of my life, I'm diving back into My Bronc Riding Cowgirl for the week and editing She's No Cowgirl. Ten days! Eeek!
That's it for me.
See you Friday.
After reading through The Mating Call, I dove into these three books.
Starting off is Serviced by Kylie King. If you're looking a quick hot read, this is the read for you. I didn't care of the inconsistencies though.
Saint Fredericks is known well by women for one thing: His big, thick…well, you know what.
His clients know that when they get a night with him, they are about to be the luckiest women on earth. But when Saint meets a client who rocks his world and gives him the ride of his life, he feels no other woman can compare to her and that changes everything he’s thought about his future.
Lauren Montgomery has never forgotten the day she met Saint. He’s everything she’s ever wanted in a man, but she realizes he comes with a catch. Still, she’s wanted to be alone in a room with him for months, and when Saint confirms a “service” appointment with her at a luxury hotel, she is ready to own the night with him.
After a monumental night that neither of them can forget, Saint makes it his mission to find Lauren. And when he does get a hold of her, they both agree to meet again, only this time, Saint has one goal: to please Lauren in every way and to make her all his, no matter how much it breaks his rules.
Soon, they’ll both come to realize that they could have more, but with his line of work and her rising reputation around the city, will they be able to make a relationship work?
Next is Baby for the Soldier Cougar by Meg Ripley. It isn't the first of the series so I was a little lost with the familiarity of the characters but otherwise was able to dive into the story.
Cougars don’t mate for life -- you can hang your hat on that -- or so I thought ...
When I’m not heading out on missions with Dallas’s Special Ops Shifter Force, my life is a fairly simple one.
Tending to my ranch is just what the doctor ordered after serving as a Green Beret.
I’ve always been lucky with the ladies, but as a cougar, I’ve got no qualms about returning to the solitude of my ranch alone after a night out on the town.
When Delilah saddles up to me at the rodeo to ask for the Force’s help, my cougar instantly has his eyes on the prize.
And after a hot tumble in the hay together, I figure that’s all she wrote.
Until I find out she’s got one in the chute.
That’s right, Vance Morris is gonna be a daddy.
Sweet baby Rose is the most precious little cub I’ve ever seen.
And the more time I spend with her and Delilah, the more my human side wants us to be together --no matter what my damn fool of a cougar thinks.
So when my family comes under threat during a covert mission, I’ll do whatever it takes to protect them.
Come hell or high water.
Lastly, there's A Really Bad Idea by Jeannine Colette. I truly enjoyed this story. Friends to more was a lot of fun.
Everyone has a best friend. Mine just happens to be Dr. Christian Gallagher— the gorgeous, green-eyed heart surgeon who wants to have a baby with me.
Yes, you read that correctly.
When my mother approached me on my thirty-third birthday with a brochure for egg freezing, it was a glaring reminder that my biological clock is ticking toward its expiration date. I’ve always dreamed of being a mom and had a plan — one that was destroyed when I caught my professional hockey player husband in bed with another woman.
Despite my broken heart I still believe in love. I want the happily ever after, but I also want a child desperately and won't settle in order to make it happen.
That’s why when I decided to take my mother’s advice, Christian came up with his own plan: Let’s have a baby together.
It’s a bad idea. A really, really bad idea. And yet...I can’t stop thinking about how great it could be.
There’s just one condition. Before we have sex (oh, yes, we’re doing this the old fashioned way!) Christian is adamant we go on three dates.
Sounds easy, but it's not. I thought sex would be the hard part, but the dates are only making me fall for the man I’ve known almost my entire life.
Whoever said sex doesn't change things never went to bed with their best friend.
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That's a wrap for me this week. We are off to football tomorrow.
Have a great, happy, and safe weekend.
Two caught in what we call a mountain pond and at the end of the summer no less! I'm going to try and get up there before snow sticks to see what else I can catch. I was beginning to think all the fish were wearing masks, glad these two didn't get the memo. My oldest got a taste of being my fishing photographer before I released this one and the other I caught back.
Now I'm back to work mixed in with lots of football. I'm adding chapters two The Mating Call, coming next year, the rough draft of My Bronc Riding Cowgirl, and hopefully editing She's No Cowgirl.
Have a great week!
Friday fun day! And it's a long weekend. What do you have planned? We're fishing, sighting in guns, and finishing some home improvement along with football practice.
Hopefully I'll get some reading in as well.
In the mean time, here are the two books I've read this week. First is El Diablo by M Robinson. I got this for free and I'm not sure how I feel about the book. It was long and detailed, but it just didn't feel like my cup of tea.
I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything...
Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Seen things that can’t be unseen. I’ve caused pain that I can’t undo.
It was all my choice.
Right and wrong never mattered.
She was under my protection, until she became my obsession.
But who was going to save her...
From. Me. The devil himself.
Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.
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My only other read this week is Air Force Hero by Weston Parker. I felt for the female character in this book. I could relate to her in a few areas, but some things just happened too quickly and didn't make much sense to me.
There’s only been one woman for me, and she’s never truly been mine.
But I don’t have much time for anyone anyway, with my focus on my career.
I’m a military man through and through, from generation to generation.
This one girl, though. She stole my heart when we were kids, but it’s taboo, forbidden.
She’s my best friend’s little sister, and he’d kill us both.
After my mom recently lost my dad, a quick trip home to help her brings me face to face with the past.
It was just one wild night years ago, but I can’t shake it.
She left before the break of dawn, going back to the sea, and I took my place up in the air once again.
But she’s never left my mind. Her soft curves and sweet heart haunted me.
And now that we’re back in the same small town for two weeks, I find out she’s in a bad relationship and hiding a secret from me.
A four-year-old little man with my smile and her eyes.
My dream was to stay in the Air Force until retirement, but that dream has changed.
So have I.
Every good girl deserves a bad boy. ~Weston
Next I'm diving into The Mating Call by yours truly. It'll be coming out later next year. I hope you have a happy, safe, and healthy weekend!