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Detour Ahead! Holiday Hangover Blog #Hop #MFRWAuthor

Happy New Year from Evernight!

EPHolidayHangoverHopNow that the Christmas cookies are gone, gifts unwrapped, and your holiday visitors have left, you’ve earned some well-deserved TLC. Evernight authors not only have the cure for your holiday hangover, they have fantastic new books for your 2015 reading list, too!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Publishing (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

So sink into your favorite chair and enjoy your holiday hangover!

NEW YEAR – NEW RELEASE!

Hubs and I are beyond excited to announce the upcoming January 5 release of the fourth and final book in our Riders Up series, set in the horse racing industry!

Detour-Ahead-Ebook-webIf you didn’t know already, both my husband and I love horses, and have been privileged to own them once in a while. The Arabian on the cover of this book wasn’t ours, but easily could be. Ransom, the featured horse in this book, is based on a very real half-Arab, half-saddlebred horse we owned. My husband began his ground training when Ransom was still very young and worked with him until he was two, when we had to sell him for health reasons. Here are a couple photos of him – one, as a new foal, and one at age 10:

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We had no clue the honey-russet color we loved when he was tiny would turn out white, but he looks just like his daddy in the second photo. A side note – the photo in the pasture was taken when we visited our friends where he is stabled. He hadn’t seen us for over seven years, but he came when we called.

That kind of loyalty – and the gentle, patient training that fostered it – are central to the story line in Detour Ahead. Our heroine, Traci Steele, was raped as a teenager, and has yet to transform from being a victim to being a survivor. Here’s the blurb:

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Hot-shot Chicago prosecuting attorney Traci Steele works tirelessly keeping rapists off the street to prevent other women from suffering the hell she’s endured, so she resists her friends’ insistence that she take a two month R&R in their California Live Oak condo—until they persuade her to help their rancher friend as a private investigator.

Though he runs the stables at Live Oak, well-muscled mustached wrangler Scott McCord much prefers working with the race horses he trains at his ranch, and he can’t believe his old friends have sent a greenhorn female to help him with horse troubles.

The improbable dance between this mismatched pair barely fits in around the escalating suspense of whoever’s after Scott’s horses. Traci is as tenacious in her sleuthing as she is terrified about her inability to ever love a man. Can Scott succeed in gentling her – like he does his horses – before she flees in panic?

REVIEWS

This is a re-release. We don’t have new reviews yet, but here are some from the original release:

This is a story about letting go of your past so you can move on to your future. It is a story about letting go of being the victim and becoming a survivor.  …Add into this touching story of recovery a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end and you’ve got a story you won’t be able to put down. Angi – Night Owl Reviews

Rich in romance and suspense, this book had me mesmerized from the first page. I was definitely drawn toward the main character, Traci, and all of the emotional barriers that she faced. … a sensational job of combining just the right amount of suspense with a sauciness that leaves you longing for more. Run, don’t walk to your nearest book store for this sensational book. Val – You Gotta Read Reviews

GRAND PRIZE

Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

Just tell us something about you and horses ~ dreams? Real experiences? Love them? Can’t get excited about them? Your comment enters you for both the Grand Prize and Adriana’s Prize.

ADRIANA’S PRIZE

Winner’s choice, two downloads from our available books!

Your Holiday Hangover continues here:

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A Special Gift – Mistletoe Hop! #MFRWAuthor

Welcome to the Mistletoe Hop, today through Monday. Thirty fabulous authors have banded together to bring you prizes and entice you with excerpts.badge Mistletoe Hop 2014Sensible Evie, devilish Adam and a Christmas package mix-up in a hilarious holiday romp!

a gift for adam Have you ever grabbed the wrong package from your pile of carefully wrapped presents on your way to a holiday party? We haven’t either, but we were inspired to write this story after a shopping trip to Victoria’s Secret, where we found some great thongs with funny sayings. It didn’t take us long to go from “what if” to our story line, complete with a thong for every day of the week…

We’re thrilled to have this fun erotic novella re-released with new edits at Extasy Books just in time for the holidays!

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Home and Garden assistant manager Evie Strand has painstakingly embroidered a set of seven thongs as a gag gift for her best friend—only she brought the wrong box to the store Christmas party, and now Adam Grant from Automotive is holding them up for everyone to see: Kiss my…, Tight Fit—could things get any worse? Adam may seem like a total rake, but he can tell Evie’s deeply embarrassed and he resolves to make it up to her. Who knew where a simple dinner date would lead?

EXCERPT

Adam held up the pink Tuesday thong. He could hardly read it aloud for breaking up with laughter. Tuesday: Wish you were…A question mark below the lettering left little room for confusion about the intent—it would nestle comfortably over the wearer’s mound.

More hoots and hollers followed. The powder-blue Monday thong had been more shocking, probably because it was the first one Adam had held up, or maybe because it said Don’t Dribble across the front.

Evie pushed her chair back from the long banquet table where she sat with her fellow Grafton Department Store employees. Leslie grabbed her wrist. “Don’t let him get the best of you. Mistakes happen. At least half the people here think you did this on purpose to get the rake’s goat. If you leave, they’ll know you screwed up.”

Evie gulped and nodded at her department manager. She drew in a deep breath. “All right.”

She glanced back at Adam in time to see him holding up the yellow Wednesday thong: Kiss My…with a broken arrow pointing suggestively toward the backside.

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Erotic Fantasies Blog Hop ~ The Best Man

Welcome to the Erotic Fantasies Blog Hop – lots of participants, and do we ever have a scene to share with you! Grab your fan (or maybe a partner :) ) – this is a hot one!

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The anthology authors are pleased to be able to give away a Kindle FIRE or the winner can take a gift card for $220 toward a faster, more powerful Kindle of their choosing. Enter the grand prize drawing below and then hop to the author pages at the bottom, where you may find other contests to enter this weekend.

The Best Man – now available at major e-book retail outlets!

The Best ManA little controversy? Lovin’ it!

Five Stars? One Star? Smoking hot? Sleazy?

All of the above? Kitty Paige and Jared Jacobs would embrace the entire spectrum of reader reviews and laugh all the way to their next hot scene, and they’d hold nothing back when they got there.

The Best Man is now available at all major ebook retail outlets – but don’t download this book unless you’re ready for some edgy characters who enjoy things like man-sandwiches, ménage, sex buddies, scarf play and polyamory, to mention a few.

Hubs and I tend to like—and write—strong heroines who know what they want and aren’t afraid to go after it. We may have gone a little over the top with Kitty Paige in The Best Man—at least, that’s what some readers think. Others love her.

Romance with two people who only ever have sex with each other? We like that too, and we’ve published several, but this isn’t one of them. If you’re squeamish about a heroine who decides when to have sex and who to have it with, this might not be the book for you. But if you’re tired of the double standard that labels such a woman a “slut,” you might enjoy Kitty Paige’s antics, and we think you’ll like what happens when she meets her match, Jared Jacobs.

What They’re Saying About The Best Man

The Romance Reviews: Top Pick Boundaries are pushed and it’s a race to see who wins. But falling in love lets everyone win, as Kitty and Jared find out. Everything about Kitty and Jared was amazing. Laurie P.

Amazon Readers: Kitty and Jared are my new favorite characters. I love this book. It kept me on edge because Kitty was so unpredictable, which gave this story its twist and turns. Cheryl B.   The writing is excellent, and there’s more to the wounded heroine than the facade she presents. Nicely done, Adriana. M. Varhalmi

Goodreads Readers: I loved Kitty and Jared.  Both are strong willed characters who will not run from their attraction. The Best Man is excellent. Sheila G. This is my first experience with these authors (co-written) and I loved it! Kitty has no clue what is going to happen when she meets Jared at her daughter’s wedding. Jared sees a vision in yellow and knows that he’s got to conquer. And conquer he does, in all the right ways. Kathryn.

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Bad boy meets bad girl – is that all there is?

Passionate, hard working and every inch a business woman, Chicago realtor Kitty Paige likes her sex raw and edgy, and sees no reason to limit herself to just one man. Never married and not quite forty, the striking blonde has successfully raised her daughter, Susan, and is already pushing her new-found freedom to the limits.

Wealthy commodities middle-man and race horse owner Jared Jacobs is father of the best man at Susan’s wedding. He is smitten by the vision in yellow who exudes sex as she escorts her daughter down the aisle. Also single, the handsome mustached California ranch owner with mischievous eyes views his sex life as a series of splendid love affairs, and sets out to make Kitty next on the list.

Together and apart, their chemistry is explosive, and their sparkling repartee and steamy sex catch both partners by surprise. Jared is first to recognize he’s fallen in love. When Kitty panics, can Jared finesse his every move and reel her in?

EXCERPT

“Oh, God. Have mercy.”

“Not this time, babe.” Jared easily lifted her butt and slid one end of the scarf under it. Quickly, he had her loins encased in silk and handed the ends of the scarf to her care. “I won’t be needing these for awhile. You may find a use for them.”

Her fingers curled around the scarf and he settled between her legs. He laved the silk around the edges of her pussy and then looked up with a grin. “Isn’t it amazing how silk feels when it gets wet—your juices and my tongue.”

She tugged on the silk scarf, increasing the pressure against her loins, and nodded jerkily. “Make me come, Jared.”

“Like this?” He tongued the silk covering her pussy and pushed a little inside her folds.

“Oh, yeah. That’ll do it. A little more.”

He lifted his head and shook it when he saw her distressed glower. “Not yet,” he whispered, retrieving the scarf. “Not nearly yet. You won’t come until I’m ready for you to come.”

He laughed as her gaze burned into him. He grabbed her wrist and tied one end of the scarf loosely around it. Her eyes rounded with awareness. Her lower lip trembled slightly when he tied the overlap of the knot around a bedpost. She didn’t move when he reached for her other wrist. “You know what I’m going to do?”

She nodded. “You’re going to ravish me.”

 

THE REST OF THE SCENE

Piqued your interest? You can read the rest of this steamy scarf scene at the following link:

http://couples.getlusty.com/Article/7771/Erotica-Exclusive!-The-Best-Man

 

BUY LINKS

Amazon Print and E-Book http://www.amazon.com/The-Best-Man-Adriana-Kraft/dp/0989469336

Barnes & Noble Print http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-best-man-adriana-kraft/1117049175?ean=9780989469333

Barnes & Noble E-Book http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-best-man-by-adriana-kraft-adriana-kraft/1120791768?ean=2940150614048

Smashwordshttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/494011

All Romance EBookshttps://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thebestman-1684011-340.html
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