New Release

Release & GIVEAWAY!

Friends with benefits never looked so tempting…

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Stand-alone Novella

Samantha Hasting is a woman sick of living in a rut. Her whole life revolves around her work and her best friends. Wanting to meet new people—including a man who makes her heart beat faster—she signs up for online dating.As Sam embarks on her dating adventures, her best friend—and friend with benefits—Levi is her constant, a shoulder to cry on and buddy to laugh with. It’s only after she meets and starts dating Jack that she realizes maybe Levi means more to her than she’d thought. Maybe the man who makes her heart beat faster was right there all along.

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New Release

MISS FIX-IT IS LIVE!

A hot cop, a handywoman in killer heels, and a not-so-idle threat… it’s going to take more than a pink hammer to fix-it.

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Stand-alone Novel

Veronica, a self confessed girly-girl, often finds herself labelled a bimbo—and just doesn’t care. An ex-economist turned handyperson, Vee is not afraid to be female, period. So what if it happens to be in a male-dominated industry?
When Vee threatens a client with a hammer to ward off his wandering hands, she finds herself at the local police station facing charges of assault. There she meets Detective Cole Samuels, and the sparks thrown off by their mutual animosity are combustive. They quickly become involved in a hot and heavy relationship, leaping one hurdle after another. Things finally seem to be working out when Vee’s workplace is vandalized, a message left… and suddenly, that crank call and the near-miss with the crazy driver don’t seem to be harmless incidents anymore. Vee’s stalker rapidly escalates in violence, leaving Cole determined to find him before Vee gets hurt….

Continue reading “MISS FIX-IT IS LIVE!”

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Join the Frightful and Delightful #SPOOKTACULAR Blog Hop #PNR #Romance #Prizes #Fiction and #Fun

October Blog Hop Spooktacular

Boo!
Did I scare you?
 
It’s time for the Frightful & Delightful Spooktacular Blog Hop!
 
Join me and the authors listed below to win a Kindle Fire 7 with Alexa!
 
HOW CAN YOU WIN? 
 
Visit each author blog in the hop and look for their unique clue.
Each author will have their own unique clue so you do have to stop by each blog in order to solve the puzzle. 
 
 
HOW TO FIND THE UNIQUE CLUE?
It will be a black square like this:
IMPORTANT TIP:
Each blog in this hop is numbered. In order to solve the puzzle, I recommend you visit them in order.
 
 
HOW TO ENTER?
After visiting all of the blogs below, submit your answer here:
 
 

Spending their fortunes and losing their hearts.

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Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo’s world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life.

As they make allowances for each other’s foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance and they’re not ready to say goodbye.

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Tullamore Castle Ireland is an enchanted place where the adventurous can expect the unexpected. Seven steamy paranormal romance stories with a magical Celtic twist. Find love with a vampire, amorous ghosts, Djinn, a griffin and more.

Amazon: https://amzn.com/B01M19985Y

 


MY CLUE:

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  1. Nicole Morgan – http://nicolemorganauthor.blogspot.com/
  2. Katalina Leon – http://katalinaleon111.blogspot.com/
  3. Janice Seagraves – https://janice-seagraves.org/
  4. Suzanne Jenkins – http://suzannejenkins.com/blog/
  5. Jo Grafford – http://www.jografford.com/blog
  6. Lisa Chalmers – http://lisa-chalmers.com/blog-2/
  7. Louisa Masters – http://www.louisamasters.com/blog
  8. Krista Ames – http://apassionforromance.blogspot.com/
  9. Tina Donahue – http://tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/
  10. Sensuous Promos – http://sensuouspromos.blogspot.com/
  11. The Book Pub – http://thebookpub.blogspot.com/
  12. Romance Books 4 Us – http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/

 

 
 
DON’T FORGET… ENTER TO WIN THE KINDLE FIRE 7 WITH ALEXA HERE:
GOOD LUCK!
I HOPE YOU HAVE A SPOOKY GOOD TIME!






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Guess What’s LIVE Now? New Release & Giveaway!

Spending their fortunes and losing their hearts.

Title: The Bunny and The Billionaire
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
BUY LINKS:
Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo’s world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life.
 
As they make allowances for each other’s foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance, and they’re not ready to say goodbye.

Louisa Masters started reading romance much earlier than her mother thought she should. While other teenagers were sneaking out of the house, Louisa was sneaking romance novels in and working out how to read them without being discovered. She’s spent most of her life feeling sorry for people who don’t read, convinced that books are the solution to every problem. As an adult, she feeds her addiction in every spare second, only occasionally tearing herself away to do things like answer the phone and pay bills. She spent years trying to build a “sensible” career, working in bookstores, recruitment, resource management, administration, and as a travel agent, before finally conceding defeat and devoting herself to the world of romance novels.
Louisa has a long list of places first discovered in books that she wants to visit, and every so often she overcomes her loathing of jet lag and takes a trip that charges her imagination. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she whines about the weather for most of the year while secretly admitting she’ll probably never move.

To enter to win this amazing swag pack, complete the following entry form: https://tinyurl.com/yag5gasq

 

Enter to win one of five swag packs celebrating the release of Louisa Masters’s The Bunny and The Billionaire.
Each pack includes:
Tote bag
Sticky note pad
Notepad
Decorative magnet
Key ring
Bookmark
Postcard
Gel pen (assorted colors)
2x Pencils
Novelty mini “champagne” bottle filled with M&Ms
2x TimTam bites
Giant Caramello Koala
Cadbury Furry Friends (assorted animals)

 

Cover art, Upcoming release

Cover Reveal!

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Aren’t they pretty? Trials and Tribulations of Online Dating is in the blue one, but I can’t wait to read them all!

Seventeen friends-to-lovers stories in two volumes, coming mid-September.

Their eyes had met a thousand times, their smiles always easy and honest. All it takes is that one moment for everything to change. When their eyes are opened, no longer does “just friends” seem good enough.
Fall in love with Unintentional, a collection of friends-to-lovers HEA stories. Happy ever afters really do come true.

Unintentional – International

Unintentional – North America

Samantha Hasting is a woman sick of living in a rut. Her whole life revolves around her work and her best friends. She wants to meet new people, hopefully including a man who makes her heart beat faster, so she signs up for online dating.

As Sam embarks on her dating adventures, her best friend—and friend with benefits—Levi, is her constant, a shoulder to cry on and buddy to laugh with. It’s only after she meets and starts dating Jack that she realizes maybe Levi means more to her than she’d thought. Maybe the man who makes her heart beat faster was right there all along.
Upcoming release

Coming in September…

Announcement T&T

Have you heard about Hot Tree Publishing’s Unintentional anthologies? No? Well, brace yourself!

Coming this September, HTPub is releasing two anthologies of friends-to-lovers stories by seventeen amazing authors – and yours truly is one of them!

Their eyes had met a thousand times, their smiles always easy and honest. All it takes is that one moment for everything to change. When their eyes are opened, no longer does “just friends” seem good enough.
Fall in love with Unintentional, a collection of friends-to-lovers HEA stories. Happy ever afters really do come true.

My contribution is Trials and Tribulations of Online Dating. Samantha Hasting is a woman sick of living in a rut. Her whole life revolves around her work and her best friends. She wants to meet new people, hopefully including a man who makes her heart beat faster, so she signs up for online dating.

As Sam embarks on her dating adventures, her best friend—and friend with benefits—Levi, is her constant, a shoulder to cry on and buddy to laugh with. It’s only after she meets and starts dating Jack that she realizes maybe Levi means more to her than she’d thought. Maybe the man who makes her heart beat faster was right there all along.

For more information and to see who the other authors are, check out:

Unintentional: International

Unintentional: North American

 

Cover reveal August 9!

While Reading...

When can disbelief no longer be suspended?

suspension-of-disbelief-11-638If you’re a longtime reader of popular fiction, you know that suspension of disbelief is a necessary part of the reading experience. Yes, it’s often extremely unlikely that so many things will coincidentally fall into place to result in the perfect happy ever after. In real life, it probably wouldn’t happen that way. But, if it’s not completely outrageous, we can look the other way and allow ourselves to escape from our reality.

But when is it too much? Where’s the line? There are any number of books that I enjoyed, except for that one scene that I just couldn’t swallow, to the point that if I re-read the book, I skip that scene. Other books, I found had so many unbelievable incidents that I never read them again, which is a huge statement for me, since I re-read nearly everything. And a few books, I actually stopped reading because my disbelief couldn’t be suspended.

I have a specific example in mind. I will preface my comments by saying there were a few elements of characterization that had already started niggling at me when I got to the point of disbelief, so my decision to stop reading was partially influenced by that. This book – the series, actually – has received rave reviews and proven to be extremely popular. I didn’t get very far in – a personal decision that I may one day change. It is set in Australia, which is always attractive to me, because for so long reading choices in my favorite genre were limited to US and UK settings, and it’s nice to see something a little more familiar.

To set the scene: the heroine has a shit-head for a boyfriend. She finds he’s cheating on her, and decides to change her life and get out of town for a while. She’s going to take six or so months and drive around the country. Personally, in real life I’ve found spur-of-the-moment decisions like that to be shortsighted and impractical, but it does happen, and for the context of a romance novel, it totally works. So, this woman calls her boss – she’s a real estate agent for a small company – and tells her the plan. Here is serious suspension of disbelief starts, because in real life, the most likely outcome, especially for a small business, is for her boss to wish her well and warn that her job may not be available when she gets back. Except, it turns out that her boss’s daughter (or niece, my memory’s not clear on this) has been looking for something to do and can easily step into the job for a while, until our heroine is ready to come back. Hey, it’s unlikely, but it can happen, even in real life, and we’re suspending disbelief for now. The plan is in action!

And now we find out that money is not going to be an issue during this road trip, because our heroine has, in seven years, never taken vacation time, and is owed seven years’ worth of leave. Bzzzzt! That’s it, line crossed.

I’ve worked for both small businesses and national and multinational organizations, and never once have I heard of a company that would allow an employee to accrue annual leave for seven years. Many don’t let you accrue it for more than eighteen months. Why? Because it’s a liability for them. Here in Australia, permanent full-time employees are entitled to four weeks of paid annual leave every work year. When you take that leave, your employer needs to ensure your workload is covered, which often means hiring a temp, which is an additional expense. Alternatively, in an industry like real estate, if you’re not working, you’re not generating income. In this specific instance, our heroine’s boss is paying her and also paying her daughter/niece, and only one of them is actually doing any work. That might work for a short time, but for six months or so? I can’t see any fiscally responsible business owner being okay with it, or any small business being able to support it.

Also consider if you leave your job. Your employer is legally required to pay out any outstanding annual leave. If she’d quit instead of asking for time off, her boss would have been up for a lump-sum payment of (based on a quick Internet search of the real estate industry’s average wage) more than $20,000. That’s a lot of cash for a small business to have liquid. Even if the boss was a complete ditz with minimal knowledge of running a business, surely whoever does the company taxes would have pointed out the big, fat liability of twenty-eight weeks of annual leave owed to one person? Employers have the right to enforce annual leave because they are the ones who are liable for the expense, and while some allow their employees to accrue leave for a year or two – especially if there is a plan, like that fabulous six week trip to Europe or South America – it seems beyond disbelief that anyone would allow leave to accrue for seven years.

What do you think? Am I on the money? Or am I overreacting?

Upcoming release

Upcoming Release!

ashford-castle (2)So, where have I been hiding? You wouldn’t believe me if I told you! However, during my hibernation I met some very interesting ladies, and did some collaborating on a series…

When I was eighteen, I went on a trip to the USA – the first of many – and met a lovely Irish lad who was also there on holiday. Our very brief interlude has always stuck with me, so when some of my fellow Ellora’s Cave authors started talking about a series set in an Irish castle, I was intrigued. Because, let’s face it, that accent in a deep male voice makes my spine tingle!

Better yet, Castle Tullamore isn’t just any old castle converted to a hotel – there’s magic involved! I don’t usually write paranormal, despite reading it avidly, but the fun of this series meant that while some of my fellow Tullamore authors plunged quite deeply into magic, I could satisfy myself with the merest hint – a skeptic might even say it was easily explained away.

Without rambling any further, I’d like to introduce you to the Emerald Isle Fantasies series… my next release, Irish Allure, is due out on April 8th, which gives you plenty of time to catch up on the other stories in the series and get familiar with Castle Tullamore.

What’s that? You’d like a blurb? Stay tuned – it’s coming in the next few days, along with cover art!

P.S. For those of you who like castles, the picture attached to this post is of Ashford Castle, which we (loosely) based Tullamore on.

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Comfort Reading

Some days arenWTTemptation‘t worth getting out of bed for. Sometimes you know it from the second the alarm goes off, other times it takes a bit longer, but there are days that are just a waste of space. And the big problem with a crap day is that it lingers, leaving a dingy miasma on the next few days as well.

This is when I like to pull on some comfy clothes – if I can get away with p.j.’s that’s my preference – and curl up with some comfort authors.

My first choice is ALWAYS Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie. Always. It never fails to make my mood lighten. I like to follow it with Faking It, just because I love Davy. Then, depending on my frame of mind, I’ll wash away the lingering gray with either Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons or Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling universe. If the pall still hovers, I break out the big guns and have a J.D Robb marathon. There are very few bad days that can stand up to Eve and Roarke!

So, who do you turn to for comfort?

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Where’s the love?

loveI was listening to a friend bemoan the lack of romance in her relationship, and it got me thinking. Is there a simple checklist of things you can do to keep the spark alive? The answer is simple: yes.

Five easy, non-expensive ways to show your partner that you still think the sun rises and sets on them. Taking your partner for granted is not unusual when you’ve been together for a while. Occasionally, it doesn’t hurt to throw some extra effort into the mix.

1. Hold their hand. Watching TV, in the car, walking down the street. Pick the right time, reach out, and hold hands.

2. Kiss. Been at work all day? Get home and have a smooch. It can even be a light peck.

3. Call. Pick your time and call your partner just because you want to hear their voice. It might be a thirty-second call, but isn’t it nice to know someone is thinking of you?

4. Surprise! Bring them a small gift. Something they like, maybe a food item like chocolate or ice-cream. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does have to be thoughtful. Don’t go for the generic.

5. Say I love you. Sometimes we forget that words are important, too.