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Her toes curled involuntarily… #Sunday8 #MFRWAuthor #RomanticSuspense

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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EXCERPT

The cowboy stepped closer. Cassie could make out a scowl. Dark eyes snapped a foreboding anger. Raven black hair framed chiseled features, searing them into Cassie’s brain. Her toes curled involuntarily. She rubbed Hope’s coat vigorously. Who the hell was he? And to top it off, he didn’t even seem to notice her. His eyes appraised only the horse.

 

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

Cassie’s Hope
Series: Riders Up! Book One

B&B Publishing:
November, 2013

Ebook, Paperback
Novel: 71,000 words
Cover Artist: Rebecca Poole
Three flames:

Explicit sex: M/F

 

BLURB

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?

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

BUY LINK

Print and e-book: Amazon
Free at Kindle Unlimited

Be sure to stop by the rest of the
Weekend Writing Warriors at this LINK
you’ll be glad you did!

 

Nice Lookin’ Filly…#MFRWAuthor #8Sunday #RomanticSuspense

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.

Spread the word: Twitter hashtag #8sunday

EXCERPT

Shaking her head, Cassie grabbed a hoof pick from her back pocket, lifted one of Hope’s front hooves, and began extracting dirt and pebbles.

“Nice lookin’ filly.”

Cassie groaned at the strange deep voice and the too-familiar line. Couldn’t men anywhere be a little more original?

Dropping the hoof, Cassie glanced across Hope’s back and gasped. The deeply tanned hunk behind the voice had shoulders that stretched taut a pale yellow polo shirt covered, in part, with a thin buckskin vest. The wide cowboy buckle appeared unnecessary to hold up well contoured Levi’s.

A sweat-stained brown Stetson, tipped low, cast a light shadow across his facial features. His worn boots were those of a working man. This was no drugstore cowboy.

About Cassie’s Hope

Did you know that in addition to our steamy erotic ménage romance stories, my husband and I also write romantic suspense? One man, one woman, danger and intrigue – always a happy ending, but oh, what a ride! Our Romantic Suspense line delivers “warmth, blazing hot sex, and well-developed characters” (Romance Junkies Reviews) as our hero and heroine battle outer threats and inner demons to stay alive and fall in love.

We love horses and have, at various points in our life, owned a couple thoroughbred race horses, a quarter horse who didn’t want to race and became a working cutting horse, and an arab/saddlebred who is now a dressage horse. We’ve been to the Kentucky Derby twice, the Belmont Stakes once, and the Arlington Million twice (none of our horses were at that level, of course). We put that passion and experience to work in a four book romantic suspense series set in the horse racing industry, Riders Up! Cassie’s Hope is Book One. The scene above is set at a small track in western Wyoming, where both our quarter horse and one of our thoroughbreds ran briefly.

 

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

Cassie’s Hope
Series: Riders Up! Book One

B&B Publishing:
November, 2013

Ebook, Paperback
Novel: 71,000 words
Cover Artist: Rebecca Poole
Three flames:

Explicit sex: M/F

 

BLURB

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?

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

BUY LINK

Print and e-book: Amazon
Free at Kindle Unlimited

Be sure to stop by the rest of the
Weekend Writing Warriors at this LINK
you’ll be glad you did!

 

“But you’re not safe?” #MWTease #MFRWAuthor #Menage

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!

Do you love New York? We do, though we don’t get there as often now that our son has moved to the West coast. To compensate, we gave our heroine, Meghan Keenan, his former Brooklyn walk-up apartment (over a laundromat, no less) in a marvelous culturally diverse funky neighborhood not far from the site of the old Brooklyn Dodgers stadium, long since transformed into an upscale shopping mall.

Today’s excerpt from our latest release, A Woman for Zachary, comes as our threesome takes a break from ice skating in Central park.

EXCERPT

The following Saturday, Meg sat on a warming bench next to Josie and they both watched Zach’s blue hooded jacket disappear in the crowd of skaters as he made his way to the men’s room. “Zach hasn’t lost the touch with ice skates,” Meg said. “He’s good on his feet.”

“Apparently he grew up skating the lakes and rivers near where you were raised,” Josie replied. “But you never knew him back there.”

“Nope. Of course, we were raised decades apart. I only met him when he came into the bank to make a deposit and we struck up a rather innocent conversation. Then he came to see me at the Community Playhouse.” She smiled at Josie. “And that was the beginning of what led me here, and to you.”

Josie clasped her gloved hand. “I’m glad Zach had the good sense to bring you to me.”

“Me, too.” Meg squeezed their fingers. “So why do you suppose Zach prefers young women?”

Josie’s mouth turned up into a broad smile. “That’s easy. Of course, I’ve had much longer to ponder that question than you have. Let’s give Zach credit, though. He is genuinely interested in trying to discover promising talent for the stage. That’s a passion for him that runs as deep as any other passion he might have.”

“Do you realize that if I ever say anything slightly critical about Zach, you rush to his defense?”

“I don’t.” Josie turned away to watch skaters making their way along on the ice. “You must be wrong.”

“I’m not, but I won’t debate that point. But you didn’t answer why he prefers girls to women his age.”

“Because girls are safer. You’re safe. Don’t get me wrong—Zach adores you. But he also knows you don’t see any kind of long-run future with him. He can have a good time with you, and you with him, without unwanted strings or expectations.”

“But you’re not safe?”

This time Josie held her gaze.

Meg couldn’t remember when she’d witnessed such sadness.

“No, I must be too old to be safe.” Josie shrugged. “That’s the way it is.”

It’s New York! Broadway beckons, but Meg has more fun keeping an erotic triangle going with her current flame, Zach Cullen, and her drama coach, Josie Patrice.

A Woman for Zachary

Meghan’s Playhouse, Book Two

Erotic Romance Ménage

eXtasy Books

August 4, 2017

Four Flames:

Explicit Sex, MF, FF;

Ménage, FFM, FMF;

Sex toys

 

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Zachary Cullen has ignored Josette Patrice’s overtures for years, but she agrees to take on his latest protégé-slash-arm-candy Meghan Keenan in her off-Broadway workshop theater. Though the girl has incredible talent, Josie would stake her reputation on that little thing being a switch-hitter, like herself, and she doesn’t want Zach to be duped. Josie sets out to seduce Meg and expose her for what she is, but all bets are off when Meg turns the tables on Josie to hook her up with Zach.

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