Halloween Twist for Mancrush Monday
Okay, I went there. I was looking for sexy guys in Halloween costumes. It is unreal how it is that it only shows up women in costumes, but I'm not going to get into that today. I found this costume on Pinterest and loved it! So, I thought this could be the man crush for the week.
A Second Chance is almost ready! I've ordered the proof to make sure it is as pretty as I want it to be. The paperback has a different format than ecopy. I should have the proof by Friday, enough time to make a bookstagram picture for the cover reveal next week.
In personal news, yesterday was the warden's birthday and he gave himself his own present. He was hunting with my dad and took down a cow elk. That means we have meat in the freezer again! Big B went out with is uncles to help pull the elk out while Little E helped me rack leaves in our yard and two of our neighbors.
That's all for today.
Dirty Girl for the Weekend Read!
This week's book is Dirty Girl by Meghan March! This book was hot, hot, HOT!
From author Meghan March comes a sexy new spin-off duet from the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy. Are you ready to get dirty again?
Desperately seeking rich, famous, single guy with a giant cock to make my lying, cheating, should’ve-been-born-dickless ex-boyfriend realize what he’s just lost. Oh, and I give great head. Just sayin’.
No man in his right mind would answer that ad.
Except thousands did.
My name is Greer Karas, and I should never be allowed near another bottle of booze again. Because when I drink, my friend and I do stupid things. Like take a page out of my older brother Creighton’s playbook and post something completely asinine on the Internet. Waking up with a giant hangover to find my humiliating personal ad has gone viral is not my finest moment.
Cue my look of shock when one of Hollywood’s hottest new bad boys, Cavanaugh Westman, comes knocking at my door and drops his pants to prove that he does indeed have a giant cock.
What he doesn’t have is an explanation for why he disappeared from my life without a word three years ago, only to show up on the big screen two years later, killing bad guys in action flicks.
Now he wants me again.
What the hell do I do now?
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Happy Release Day Mimi Jean Pamfiloff!
The Librarian's Vampire Assistant, book #2
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Synopsis:
From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes a humorous, standalone mystery, The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant, Book 2. (Yep! It’s a standalone. The boring title is just to mess with you!) HOW MUCH LONGER CAN HE KEEP HIS SECRET AND HIS FAVORITE HUMAN SAFE? Michael Vanderhorst has always been a lone wolf. Or lone vampire? Whatever. Point is, this ancient gentleman vampire is obsessed. She’s quirky, a horrible dresser, and the cutest librarian he’s ever seen. The question is, why her? In four hundred years, no one has ever captured his attention like this. He must find out, which is why he just signed on as her new assistant. The problem is, she has no idea vampires exist or that she’s just broken one of their laws. As the leader of his territory, Michael has been ordered by his council to turn her or kill her. “Over my dead body!” To overturn the ruling, Michael needs the council on his side, and right now they’re asking him to hunt down and execute five hundred vampires no one can seem to locate. Unfortunately, his assassin days are long over, and he’s not so sure he can go back to killing. But with Miriam’s life on the line and their unusual bond growing stronger each day, will he dust off the old sword or give her the bite that will make her his forever?
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MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author with over a million books sold worldwide. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men.
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The Librarian's Vampire Assistant – is ON SALE From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes a Horribly Sunny Mystery, The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant.
NOBODY MESSES WITH HIS LIBRARIAN. . .Who killed Michael Vanderhorst’s maker? It’s a darn good question. But when the trail brings Michael to hellishly sunny Phoenix, Arizona, his biggest problem soon becomes a cute little librarian he can’t seem to stay away from. He’s never met a bigger danger magnet! Even her book cart has it out for her. And is that the drug cartel following her around, too? “Dear God, woman! What have you gotten yourself into?” Things go from bad to worse when local vampires won’t play nice. Can this four-hundred-year-old vampire keep his librarian safe and himself out of hot water? Can he bring his maker’s killer to justice? Yesterday, he would’ve said yes. But yesterday, he didn’t have a strange connection with a librarian. Yesterday, people weren’t trying to kill her.
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff never ceases to amaze me with her creativity! It was absolutely thrilling diving back into the world of vampires, librarians, and mystery again. Add in the dash of romance and it was a wonderful story. Some questions were answered, others left in the abyss of mystery that will have you coming back for more!
I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to more.
Mancrush Monday among other tidbits
This week is starting out like any other lately. I'm freezing my butt off while writing this out and enjoyimg the sweet heated warmth thst comes from my breakfast.
A Second Chance is getting closer to release. The cover is amazing! And I'm doing something different with the paperback format for this series that I haven't done with any of my other books.
Weekend Read 10/19/18
Happy Friday everyone! It's the end of another week and I have another great read for you.
Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid was a great, fun read! I fell in love with this unique book. You think backwoods Tennessee that you will get the stereotypical characters but that is not the case. This story was compelling, artful, and a bit crazy hilarity that keep me yearning for more. Even though it is part of another series, Knitting in the City, I didn't feel lost at all with the other characters, just intrigued to read the other books now. I'm also excited to read more about the Winston Brothers.
This is a full-length novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the fourth book in the 'Knitting in the City' series.
There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit.
Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee.
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Your Pick for Mancrush Monday
I'm mixing it up this week on you. You get to pick which werewolf/shifter you like best. So who is it?
I'm always going to go with Joe.
This week continues with more illness for me. Whatever cold I caught, I cannot shake it! The damn thing seems to get better and then BAM I'm feeling like crap all over again.
But I'm not letting it get me down. Nope, not this girl. I'm working on something new. It will be my first official standalone that won't be out for a couple of years. I've decided that, for now, four books a year is a lot of work and I want to go back to three. Hence my schedule I have on my homepage here. This book is going to be kind of a speed dating show where my heroine finds the man of her dreams. I'm hoping to make it funny, but as some of you know I have a very dry sense of humor, so here's hoping.
Happy Friday my fantastic readers! Another week is drawing to an end, at least the work week and I'm still fighting my cold. Thanks Little E, this is what I live for. LOL
Anyways, here is my weekend read for you and guess what? The first book in the series is currently free on Amazon! I'll share that link as well at the end.
Escaping Ryan by Ginger Ring was a great story. This was my first from Ginger and even though it is the second book, I didn't feel lost with the storyline at all.
Valentina Caponelli is more than a spoiled mafia princess…
She flees her father’s Chicago mansion to start a law office in a small-town in Wisconsin, determined to gain her independence.
Free of her father.
Free of her heritage.
Free of dangerous enemies of the family.
Then she falls in love with the one man who may cause her more harm than all the rest.
Officer Ryan Donavan is married to the force…
But the long-legged brunette he cared for after a car crash is all he can think about.
The problem is, Valentina is the sister of mob boss Roman Caponelli. The one man who definitely does not want his only sibling dating a lawman.
Ryan and Roman have made a tenuous peace, but if Ryan gives in to this passion, that peace will be shattered.
A killer is already roaming the streets, and all hell is about to break loose in Lake Genoa, Wisconsin. Can love really conquer all—or only make matters more deadly?
Madison Miller is a small town girl with big dreams, but years of running her mother’s bridal business has put a damper on that…
Madison is weary of planning other people’s dream weddings and ready to find a man of her own—when a sudden encounter with a handsome visitor leaves her world spinning. He's all she can think about, but the son of a mafia boss is not the kind of man she’d had in mind. She wonders how being involved with him might impact her life—and the lives of those she cares about.
Roman Caponelli is looking to expand his family’s business on the legitimate side—not the mafia side—and perhaps find a little romance…
Roman is captivated with Madison, but this local beauty wants nothing to do with a criminal like him. Madison said no to him once, and come hell or high water she won’t deny him again—and if he has to use mob tactics to make that happen, so be it. Roman sets out, determined to win the only woman who has kept his interest for more than one night.
Madison is everything he wants in a woman, and he will stop at nothing…
Not until the entire town knows that Crossing Roman is not an option.
Werewolves ManCrush and Legends
It's Monday again so that means a new ManCrush. This week still continues my werewolf fixation. I'm not sure who this guy is but hello arm porn, right?
This week starts off with sickness with me. My youngest was kind enough to share his head cold with me. That's okay, it meant I pretty much got to hang out in my PJs all weekend and today too since I don't work.
The weather looks like it has officially turned more wintry here. No snow yet, but it is coming. I say bring it on. I may not get my car out of the driveway much this winter again, but I have a new coat and I'm ready for the cold temps.
Book news is about the same. I'm still plugging away on She's No Cowgirl and ready to get A Second Chance published. I thought for something special today I would share the legend I wrote for it so I hope you enjoy.
(c) 2018, Brooke May
Subject to editing.
Deep in the depths of the Black Forest, far before the Romans began to spread their influence through what is now Europe there lived a small village that can’t be found on any modern map.
The citizens of the simple logging village fled when something dark and deadly emerged from the blackened timber surrounding their home.
Because, in the beginning there was just the beast.
There was nothing about him that was linked to any form of humanity. He was a destroyer, a killer, and was simply a monster. The creator had no clue what he had unleashed on the lands. He had thought having a being who was both animal and man would unite the world of the humans with the animals they sought to conquer, control, and kill.
But he was wrong.
The monster destroyed everything he could find. Either in his human form who was once an innocent or during the full moon, the monster was just that, a monster.
He was dark.
He was out of control in any way modern man could rein over himself.
And he was set on destruction.
The creator could not take back what he had already released into the world. Legends had already spread about the creature as the simple villagers fled their homes to find safety in bigger townships and far away from the borders of the forest.
Legends of a beast who walked like a man except once a month during the full moon when this creature would turn into his purest, truest form. It didn’t matter though; the first beast was still the same monstrous fiend during his time as a man. Cruel, sadistic, and completely heartless, he lived his life among the others until one day he stepped into the woods following a light that no other could see.
In the middle of the clearing, where the light shone brightest, stood massive, pitch black grey wolf. The man was not frightened of the wolf or its size. Gripping his ax, he intended to kill the beast and he did just that. But when he stepped over the wolf, to claim his prized kill, light erupted from the body of the fallen beast. The light left the wolf, leaving nothing but folded grass and shot right into the man, through his physical body and embedding into his soul.
The creator sought fit to save this man from his cruel ways, but he had failed.
The term werewolf was coined and as the legends spread, fear grew in the hearts of those who had not even seen the creature.
Different stories and myths were born about the werewolf, but most were never near to the truth. That first werewolf caused more mayhem and destruction that all of his descendants would be viewed as the terrible monster he was.
And his gift, seen as a curse, was passed to his son, and his grandson until modern times where his heirs began to embrace it, accept it, and change their forefathers views of this as a gift.
When the creator knew there would only be one way to save not only the people who were terrorized by the beast, but the man inside as well. He made a mate; a female who would be perfect for the werewolf in every aspect.
She would be the light to his darkness, the love to his anguish, and a true nurturer who would soothe the wildness inside of him and cherish him in a way he had never experienced before with understanding.
When the creature first laid eyes on his one true love, the evil in his heart was vanquished and the cruelty he had always held onto gave way to something more. It could have been her scent, so unique that it lite something back to life in him. Or it was her lack of fear of him and her courage as she walked across the abandoned village and placed her hand in the center of his furred chest. Or the kindness he melted at glowing through her eyes.
Whatever the case was, from that day forward, he was no longer a monster. Still cursed, but humbled and able to finally accept a part of himself.
Together, they lived their lives. Because, you see, a werewolf’s life is not eternal. They live out their lives just like a normal human would. They grey, they age, and they die.
The two had many children. Their sons were werewolves like their father while their sisters remained human. The sons found mates who were made just for them and the daughters safeguarded their family’s secret.
And the history continued. The sons of the first werewolf’s sons separated and started to form their own packs in various places. Being together would be too dangerous. Until many centuries had passed and now in the modern times, werewolves remain a secret to most of the world, but live their lives among humans. For the fear is still there, the fear of the unknown and unexplained.
Weekend Reads is Dirty Kisses
This week's weekend read is Dirty Kisses (3:AM Kisses #10) by Addison Moore.
This is probably my favorite of the series so far. Sure, Daisy made me frustrated at times, but Jet was super sexy!
*Can be a standalone*
Jet Madden is notoriously good in bed. It’s not a fact I can confirm through experience, but, according to the lust-driven grapevine at Whitney Briggs University, he’s a sexual force to be reckoned with—many, many times in a single savory night.
The day my world crashes around me, I’m shuttled off to live with the ratted, tatted, roided-up hulk. Regardless of the fact, I’ll do anything to keep my distance from that egotistical, giant ball of muscles. The last thing I want is to become another notch on that totem pole of seduction he keeps tucked in his pants. The very last thing I want is to befriend or, God forbid, fall for Hollow Brook’s resident wick dipper.
But that sheet rock chest, those steel cut abs—a girl can only hold up her resistance for so long before she slowly goes insane. I’m trying to resist him, really I am, but I have to see if those rumors are true.
Each night I dream of falling asleep in Jet Madden’s arms, and each day I pretend as if I loathe his existence. It’s all a lie. We’re a lie. Staying away from Jet Madden is proving impossible. My body demands to collide with his, even if all it will ever amount to is our dirty little secret.
He’s afraid to get too attached.
She’s afraid of losing control.