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Continuing in the world of horse racing, our FREE book this weekend is Heat Wave (Riders Up, Book Two).

EXCERPT

Maggie stared thoughtfully at the curious man while her daughter climbed the stairs to her room. Her stomach muscles tightened. She needed his help desperately. But she hadn’t counted on her body acting like that of some giddy teenager.

Ed Harrington was still thin, but there was a blurring of pain and challenge and mystery in his face that pulled and scared her at the same time. His hair was still shaggy, but it had been washed. His face, with its distinctive roman nose, reminded her of a shattered mirror. Was haggard handsome a decent way to describe a man?

Riders Up
Romantic Suspense Series

Danger, suspense, stunning race horses,
courageous heroines, and the
complicated men who love them!

These four books are the first my husband and I ever wrote when we took up the challenge of writing romance together. Each of us has loved horses since we were very young, and we’ve followed the triple crown races, attended three of them, and even (briefly) owned thoroughbreds—none of whom, of course, were triple crown contenders. But we learned a lot about the horse racing world at the level of the everyday average owner, and we poured that knowledge and our love for horses into those manuscripts.

It goes without saying that when we dusted them off years later, they required a LOT of editing, polishing, and even some plot changes. Still, it was a labor of love. This year, to celebrate the upcoming Kentucky Derby on May 5, we’re offering each of the books in Riders Up free, one each weekend.

This week it’s Heat Wave, Book Two, FREE at Amazon now through Tuesday April 24.

BLURB

Hang onto the land – but at what cost?

Feisty widow hires ace racehorse trainer to salvage her family’s heritage. Can they survive escalating threats to life and limb?

During an oppressive Iowa summer of drought and farm foreclosures, widowed Maggie Anderson makes a bold decision: She’ll merge her love of horses and her family’s three hundred and twenty acres into a horse farm and try her hand at nearby Prairie Meadows Race Track, where racing purses have just been augmented by the recently added casino gambling.

Down on his luck after being falsely accused in a racing scandal and banned from training, former Arlington Race Track trainer Ed Harrington has skulked home to Des Moines to drown his sorrows and wait for the dust to clear. He’s unprepared for the piercing robin’s-egg-blue eyes of pint-sized Maggie Anderson, who finds him at a flophouse and offers him a job. Can he pull himself together and meet the challenge?

As the two forge a tumultuous working partnership, they soon discover someone is out to get Maggie’s farm and will stop at almost nothing to force her off the land. Can they find and stop the culprit before someone is killed? Can they survive the far greater danger unleashed by the raw passion simmering just beneath the surface of their relationship?

Book Information

Heat Wave
Riders Up, Book Two
April 2014, B&B Publishing
Romantic Suspense, 93,000 words
Heat rating: Four flames (explicit sex, M/F)

REVIEWS

Five stars at Amazon: Heartfelt with mystery and hope…made me cry. Spot on interplay between the main characters…well written and extremely enjoyable to read. Donna H.

I felt like I was on a roller coaster reading this story! Laughing one second, then felt like crying the next, always on the edge wanting to know what is going to happen next. Amy B.

FREE today through Tuesday April 24 at Amazon

Always FREE at Kindle Unlimited

 

 

#FreeDownload Heat Wave (Riders Up Book 2) Danger, suspense, stunning race horses, courageous heroines #MFRWAuthor

Have you ever lived through a blistering hot summer drought in the Midwest? We have. We’ve also watched family farms go bankrupt and be forced to sell out to corporations.

That’s what inspired our story line in Heat Wave, Book Two in our Riders Up series set in the horse racing industry. In 2000, recently widowed Maggie Anderson is sitting pretty with her family’s Iowa farm and a substantial life insurance payout. But she’s watching her neighbors fall behind and yield to the auctioneer’s gavel. Then she reads a newspaper article about nearby Prairie Meadows racetrack, where the recently added casino gambling has increased the purses for winning horses. She grew up with horses. Maybe it’s a pipedream, but Maggie decides to take a gamble with a portion of her savings and start a racing stable.

She needs a trainer, and we just happened to have one handy. Ed Harrington was a burr in Cassie’s side in Cassie’s Hope (Book One), always needling, sometimes flirting, often causing trouble with her new flame, Clint Travers. Since then Ed has fallen on hard times, but he’s a good man. Maggie’s insurance agent recommends him, and our plot thickens.

To celebrate the upcoming Kentucky Derby, Heat Wave will be free at Amazon this weekend, starting Friday, April 20.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JZ6GW6G

Of course, it’s always free to read at Kindle Unlimited.

BLURB

Hang onto the land – but at what cost? Feisty widow hires ace racehorse trainer to salvage her family’s heritage. Can they survive escalating threats to life and limb?

During an oppressive Iowa summer of drought and farm foreclosures, widowed Maggie Anderson makes a bold decision: She’ll merge her love of horses and her family’s three hundred and twenty acres into a horse farm and try her hand at nearby Prairie Meadows Race Track, where racing purses have just been augmented by the recently added casino gambling.

Down on his luck after being falsely accused in a racing scandal and banned from training, former Arlington Race Track trainer Ed Harrington has skulked home to Des Moines to drown his sorrows and wait for the dust to clear. He’s unprepared for the piercing robin’s-egg-blue eyes of pint-sized Maggie Anderson, who finds him at a flophouse and offers him a job. Can he pull himself together and meet the challenge?

As the two forge a tumultuous working partnership, they soon discover someone is out to get Maggie’s farm and will stop at almost nothing to force her off the land. Can they find and stop the culprit before someone is killed? Can they survive the far greater danger unleashed by the raw passion simmering just beneath the surface of their relationship?

 

Menagerie a Trois by Kellie Kamryn @KellieKamryn #MFRWAuthor #Menage

A hilarious, sexy romp that was inspired from – of all things – a conversation with my mother! My mom and I were having fun one day talking about a double wedding taking place at a campground where we were staying, and from that I got the idea to set a series of stories in a small town where kinky things happen. The first book features Kat and Evan – an animal lover and her veterinarian. Disaster strikes at every turn for their first date, but as love grows, things sort themselves out, and Kat has a fantasy fulfilled that allows her to explore her bisexual nature. What more could a woman want?

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When Kat gets a new kitty, she asks the vet to play.

Dubbed the Kat Lady by her roommate, Kat Munroe admits to an ulterior motive for rescuing strays—a chance to visit the cute Dr. Evan Cole at the vet clinic. He makes her heart purr as much as her kittens do. Determined to ask him out before he thinks she’s some crazy cat woman, Kat works up her courage for the next visit.

Evan Cole doesn’t see many females other than the ani-mal variety at his veterinary clinic. Always a believer that the right woman will walk into his life someday, he made everything else—vet school, his career—a priority over searching for love. But from the day Kat Munroe walks through the door with a stray feline rescue, his heart beats to see her again. His dilemma—how to create the perfect romantic date when you’re clueless about dating?

When they finally go on a date, disaster strikes at every turn. Will they be able to handle the menagerie? Or will they decide that more isn’t merrier?

EXCERPT

Evan released her hand and gestured toward a blanket that lay on the ground. “A midnight picnic under the stars?”

Kat beamed at him. “Sounds romantic.”

Evan sat down, tugging on Kat’s hand for her to join him. He set the bags down and opened them. In silence for a few minutes, they ate the cold meal. Evan relaxed back, lying down on the blanket with his hands behind his head. Kat stared down at him, and in the light from the flashlight, their eyes met.

On impulse, Kat leaned down and kissed his lips. One of his hands came up to caress her back. The heat from his mouth sent lust spiraling throughout her body. She climbed on top of him and ground her mound into his cock. His erec-tion sprang to life, and she rubbed her body up and down his length while they continued to kiss.

Evan framed her face in his hands and pressed soft kisses to her nose and cheeks. Never having felt so cherished be-fore, Kat sighed and sank down beside him, snuggling into his side. Both trying to catch their breath, they stared up at the stars through a canopy of leaves. The odd cloud floated

by, obscuring the moonlight from time to time.

“This is romantic,” Kat purred.

Evan turned his head to press a kiss to the side of her head. “Finally—something went right this evening.”

“Mm-hmmm…” She massaged circles onto his chest. The muscles she detected through his shirt demanded a closer look. “Why don’t we—”

The slap Evan delivered to the side of his cheek cut off her question. A high-pitched buzzing noise filled her ears. A pinprick of pain on her leg had her delivering a blow of her own. More buzzing and slapping of flesh ensued.

“Not really the kind of slapping I had in mind.” She jumped up, waving her hands around.

Evan stood, quickly snatching up the remnants of their food with the blanket. “Are you into that kind of thing?”

The flashlight tipped over, momentarily blinding Kat. “Ow,” she complained. “And yes—a good slap on the rear on occasion is acceptable.”

Evan tugged a strand of her hair.

“Hey!”

“Ass spanking on occasion, but no hair pulling,” he said. “Gotcha.”

Kat batted away another mosquito. “I didn’t say I didn’t like it. I didn’t even think we were there yet.” She slapped her forearm as another little bloodsucker attempted to make a meal out of her. “Can we just get out of here?” She bent over and retrieved the flashlight, then pointed it in the direc-tion she thought they’d come.

“Duly noted, and yes.”

They scurried back out of the trees and followed the fence back into the barnyard. Just as they reached the yard, a booming sound caused them both to shout.

Kat jumped into Evan’s arms and clung to him. “What the hell was that?” she shrieked

BUY LINKS

Extasy Books   Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Award-winning author Kellie Kamryn is a retired elite gymnast and competitive coach. These days she is captain of her crew of four wearing many a hat: chauffeur, cook, maid, and arm chair psychologist, although her favorite title, and the one she answers to most, is “Mom”. As a martial artist, she trains in the internal martial arts of Xingyi and Baguazhang, and teaches self defence classes for women and children alongside her teaching partner.

While she’s often described as sweet, her friends and readers know she’s got a sassy side, and most days she can be found channeling her sass into writing stories and poetry that sweep readers away into other worlds. When her writing muse demands a break, she channels her creative energy into bringing many a tale to life through her work as a narrator, and as online columnist for The Aquarian Online.

Readers are welcome to join her on Facebook in her Sweet & Sassy Divas and Dudes group! It’s the first place she mentions contests, articles and much, much more! To discover more about the worlds she creates, visit her website at: www.kelliekamryn.com

 
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