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“You must know your heart. Trust your blood.” #WeWRiWa #RomanticSuspense #MFRWAuthor

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sunday.  Be sure to visit other participants at http://www.wewriwa.com/  and read and comment on their #8sunday posts.

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Our readers may not know that Mr. Kraft is part Native American. A very small part, but one we’ve given a lot of attention. As best we can determine from scanty records, his great grandmother’s grandmother, born in Alabama, may have walked the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory/Oklahoma as a teen. When we write a Native American character, we do so in honor of Mr. Kraft’s ancestors.

Here is the prologue to Cassie’s Hope, introducing the hero, Clint Travers:

EXCERPT

“You must know your heart. Trust your blood.”

The setting sun cast a warm glow on the reddish clay hills of eastern Utah. Resting one foot on the lowest corral rail, Clint Travers paid close attention to the soft words spoken by his grandmother, who stood patiently, hands clasped at her waist, gazing at the eastern horizon.

Clint loved the bent old woman whose dark hair hung in a single braid over a heavy shawl. He’d fight mountain lions barehanded for her—but she wanted him to see the world as she saw it, and that wasn’t entirely possible.

“You are a good grandson. Listen carefully. A red ball will rise from a great lake in the east. Those flames will make for you much joy and much pain. Do not be afraid. They are your destiny.”

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High stakes, a fiery Irish redhead, her stunning racehorse, and a fiercely loyal rancher

What happens when a fiercely loyal widowed half-Ute cowboy meets a fiery redhead with an Irish temper to match? Cassidy O’Hanlon – Cassie, to her friends – has set aside her Chicago career for six months to train racehorses for her dad after his stroke.

Furious the interloper has shipped in a ringer from the Chicago circuit to his Wyoming turf, Rancher/trainer Clint Travers sets out to put her in her place. Sparks fly immediately, but after their rocky start, the two quickly forge a passionate relationship, and he follows her to Chicago.

When it becomes clear someone is drugging Cassie’s horse, Clint sets out to solve the mystery, but storms off in a cloud of wounded pride when suspicions turn to him.

Can love trump pride?

Why do we write about horses?

We blogged about this at Kayelle Allen’s Romance Lives Forever Blog yesterday – confession time: I was once a horse crazy little girl!

Book Information:

Cassie’s Hope
Riders Up, Book One
ISBN-13: 978-0-9894693-4-0
ASIN B00GDWTUGY
B&B Publishing:
November, 2013
Novel: 71,000 words
Cover Artist: Rebecca Poole
Three flames:  Explicit sex: M/F

REVIEW: Five Stars at Goodreads: “…I took their journey with them. I felt their pain, their sadness, their struggles, and most of all their love. And that is the mark of a truly good book.”  Faith

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#RomanceBooks #EggcerptExchange: Stealing the Billionaire’s Heart (from The Billionaire’s Club: A Limited Edition Collection of Billionaire Romances)

I’m Robin Michaela and I’m thrilled to be one of the 12 authors in The Billionaire’s Club multi-author boxed set! The Billionaire’s Club is all about high stakes, risk takers, and power-wielding billionaires. This set will take you on a ride of romance, seduction, and games of wealth and fortune. Find out what happens when these powerful men meet their match.

Part of my book, Stealing the Billionaire’s Heart, takes place in Venice. In one scene, Lyra and Nicolas take a dreamy gondola ride to a romantic restaurant overlooking a tiny canal. While they’re dining, their gondola gets caught up in a traffic jam of sorts, plugging the canal entrance and forcing them to walk back to Nick’s palazzo.

When my husband and I visited Venice a few years ago, I was fascinated with a small corner of a canal off St. Mark’s Square. It was filled to overflowing with at least a dozen gondolas (and a lot of noise!) as the gondoliers jockeyed for prime positions to snag customers. That memory inspired Lyra and Nick’s romantic evening. I hope you enjoy it!

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Lyra Bretton is stunned when she’s abandoned at the altar. Figuring the best way to get over one man is to get under another one, she combs the luxurious Las Vegas resort where she was to be married, intent on spending her almost-wedding night with the sexiest man she can find.

Billionaire womanizer, Nicolas Sebastian, is tempted by the beautiful bride’s shocking proposal. The workaholic COO of the family hotel chain can’t deny his attraction to the woman who should be weeping in her room instead of shredding her wedding gown in his lounge. Their chemistry is explosive, but Nicolas has been burned before. He’ll never commit his heart because he learned years ago that women are only interested in his wallet.

Their Vegas fling soon turns into something neither of them can control. But, when they travel to his lavish property in Italy, money goes missing and expensive jewelry turns up in Lyra’s possession, putting their fragile future in jeopardy. Unless they can find a way to trust again, they risk losing each other forever.

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As Nicolas stood in the shadows, Lyra shifted and caught sight of him. When she did, she beamed and held out her hand. “Come here, Nick. You’re missing all the fun.”

“What’s up?”

“Well…I’m hoping you will be, lover…and very soon.” She wet her lips and squeezed his hand.  “But I was referring to the Gondola Wars going on down there.” Gesturing toward the canal, she raised her wine glass and saluted the gondoliers on the canal below.

He grinned and slid into his chair, then leaned over to look below. Two boats were cruising the tiny canal, side-by-side. They’d apparently gotten stuck together in the narrows, but that didn’t deter the gondoliers. Each was pushing and prodding the other’s boat in an attempt to get free. Their passengers clung to each other as the gondolas rocked in their wake. While Nicolas watched, their own gondola got caught in the altercation. Their gondolier had untied his boat and drifted away from the other vessels, but ended up being just wide enough to snugly jam all three boats together, blocking the entrance to the canal.

“Looks like we’re walking home,” Nicolas commented.

“I hope not. I have no idea where we are. This city is like a maze.”

“No worries, I know exactly where the palazzo is.” He winked at her. “Stick with me, kid, I’ll get you places.”

Lyra squinted at him. “Isn’t that an old joke? I don’t remember the setup, though.”

“What did the stamp say to the envelope?”

Lyra giggled. “Oh…stick with me…I get it.”

By the time they finished their meal, she was grateful for the chance to walk off some of their food. They were holding hands, strolling the dark cobblestone streets, and stopping about every fifty feet to kiss.

“It’s a good thing I don’t live here,” she told Nicolas. “I’d be on a permanent diet. I adore pasta.”

“The meal was superb,” he agreed, “but you wouldn’t need to diet if you lived in Venice.”

“Why not?”

He stopped as they reached the crest of the small bridge they were crossing, then cupped the back of her head and drew her into a leisurely kiss that had her pulse thrumming. “Because I can think of plenty of ways to work it off. Say, by chasing you around the bedroom every night.”

“What makes you think I’d run?” She backed him against the time-worn limestone railing and leaned into him, grinding her pelvis against his erection. “I want you, Nick.”

“Hell, Lyra, you’re driving me crazy,” he said as his mouth descended over hers.

When they came up for air, his gaze roamed hungrily over her face. “If I didn’t think I’d get arrested, I’d hike up that pretty skirt of yours and take you right here on the bridge.”

“I’m not wearing panties, so if I didn’t think you’d be arrested, I’d probably let you do it.”

 

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BIO:

Robin Michaela writes heartfelt, small town contemporary romances in all levels of heat, from sweet to steamy. Her stories combine family, pets, hope and friendship – all the elements that bring her readers emotional and enduring love stories.

By day, she’s a dental hygienist in the Deep South. By night, Robin can be found crafting her next novel – often while trying to type around The Cat On The Keyboard. She’s a runner and chocolate lover (which explains why she runs) and happily married to her own Handsome Prince.

Robin loves to hear from readers. Subscribe to her newsletter and get her FREE sexy novelette, Marrying Mr. Wrong, just for signing up!

Website: www.robinmichaela.com

Blog: https://robinmichaela.com/blog/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobinMichaelaRomances

Twitter: https://twitter.com/robinsromances

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16141341.Robin_Michaela

 

“He’d love to watch…” #MWTease #MFRWAuthor #EroticRomance

Welcome to MidWeek Tease, where authors share tempting snippets to tide you over till the weekend. A huge shout out to author Angelica Dawson for hosting our blog hop every week!

I really loved this comment from last week: “Here’s to being fired and kissed at the same time!” So we’ll pick right up with the moment where we left off…

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Tia’s lips parted tentatively.

Needing no more invitation than that, Meg leaned into Tia to cover her lips with her own. Tia’s soft moans filled her ears and her heart.

It was Tia who shifted enough to begin exploring Meg’s mouth with her tongue.

Holding back a chuckle, Meg responded in kind. She loved the feel of Tia’s hands roaming over her bare back to clutch her rump. Their loins began grinding in unison, making Meg lose her breath.

And then Tia broke away abruptly. Her eyes had a wild look about them that Meg had never witnessed. With obvious effort, Tia steadied her breath and nodded. She grinned slightly. “Don’t be alarmed. Our time will be soon. But not now. I have other clients to see. Sunday. Will you be available Sunday? I don’t work on Sunday.”

“I’ll be here.” Meg exhaled sharply, trying to regain her footing. “I take it I’m no longer a client.”

Tia shook her head, and her lips twisted into a wide grin. “I thought you fired me.”

“I did.” Meg chuckled, padding across her living room to retrieve her checkbook.

“What about your boyfriend?” Tia asked as Meg wrote out the last check she’d give Tia. “Will he be gone?”

“Don’t worry about Jack. He’d love to watch, but it’s his loss. He has a weekend poker tournament. He probably won’t be around until sometime on Monday.”

Tia nodded. “Good.” She took the check and stuffed it in a small purse.

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Time off in Vegas with her latest squeeze? Nothing could be better—unless maybe Meg adds another woman, or perhaps another man as well. What happens in Vegas…

Fresh with success from a recent stint in a musical on the Las Vegas Strip, Meghan Keenan takes some time off to play with her current flame, Jack Hawthorne, professional poker player. She’s delighted to add her petite masseuse Tia Minh to the mix and even more thrilled when she learns Tia’s relationship with her boyfriend Tony Sanders is on the skids. It’s the perfect challenge!

Tia has different ideas—she thinks Tony would be perfect for Meg, and she conspires to throw them together any way she can.

Ever the gambler, Jack catches on to Tia’s game quickly and keeps the ruse going behind Meg’s back. Who knew his heart was up for grabs?

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Vegas Gambler by Adriana Kraft
Meghan’s Playhouse Book 5
Release Date: February 23, 2018
Extasy Books
Isbn 978-1-4874-1333-0
Word count: 26,000
Genre: Erotic Romance, ménage, LGBT
Heat Level: Five flames

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From now through April 15, all our backlist books are on sale 30% off at Extasy Books! This includes books one through four in Meghan’s series, as well as all our Swinging Games and other erotic romance books at Extasy.

 

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