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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.

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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



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?


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


Print and e-book: Amazon
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Addicted – Will Recommend Gladly! #romanticsuspense #MFRWAuthor #Review

Addicted – Will Recommend Gladly!

These are words authors LOVE to hear. Four out of five Bites for The Painter is a Lady from Love Bites and Silk Ties!

“Mystery and romance are woven well in this tale. I got caught up in the small-town gossip as well as the intrigue. Michael is hero worth falling for and Brenda is a heroine who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to get it. The host of secondary characters also make for an engaging story. Fans of small-town romance or romantic suspense will enjoy this. Happy to recommend.”

Can you tell we’re pretty pumped? This is why we work so hard 🙂 . We totally lost count of how many editing rounds this story went through with our marvelous editor at Extasy Books. The plot is complex, with a lot of twists and turns (it’s suspense, after all), and he kept finding spots where readers might get confused or lost. We’re grateful he hung on through the process.



Secrets. Trust. Courage.


Who will knuckle under first—

the war hero?

The spirited single mom?

Or the former high school bully who still hates them both?







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If it’s yours… #MWTease #MFRWAuthor

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!

The Painter is a Lady is now available in paperback!


Available in EBook from the following retailers:

Amazon   Barnes & Noble   iTunes

Kobo   Smashwords    Extasy


4.5 Stars from Manic Readers!

Secrets. Trust. Courage.

Who will knuckle under first—

The war hero?

The spirited single mom?

Or the former high school bully who still hates them both?


Word count: 74,600

Romantic Suspense

Heat Level:
Three flames



When war hero Michael Jarvis returns to his hometown on the shores of Lake Superior, he doesn’t plan to stay—he’s undercover, investigating a possible sex trafficking ring operating on the Great Lakes. But he does want to sample the pesky girl next door he always turned down—and it wouldn’t hurt if she’d clear up a few mysteries of her own along the way.

Successfully established as an interior house painter, Brenda Tower finally has her act together as a single mom—but it hangs by a thread, a secret she’ll guard with her life. The return of her youthful crush Michael Jarvis threatens to unravel everything.

Jealousy has inflamed Brett Hill’s hatred of Michael and Brenda for as long as he can remember. Revenge will be so sweet—and it will fit in perfectly with his high stakes game.

When the secrets break open, can Michael and Brenda find the courage to trust each other, or will revenge and betrayal triumph?


Michael tiptoed across the bare living room floor toward the white clad figure bouncing slightly to country music blaring on her stereo as she bobbed carefully up and down spraying beige paint along the opposite corner. The walls were decorated in differing shades of brown―wouldn’t have been his choice, but then the customer had different tastes.

When Brenda bent over to concentrate on the bottom of the wall, his concentration focused on a different bottom―hers. He grinned when he heard her singing along with Willie. Even through her thin protective mask, her voice rang clear.

She was in her element. She had rhythm. He loved to watch her when she didn’t know he was watching. She seemed happier than usual today. She still struck him as more up than down, more embracing of life than many. And today she was clearly up.

He couldn’t help but wish she was performing for him. It took every ounce of willpower not to move closer to hug her sexy bottom to his aching crotch. Damn, how sexy would she look kneeling on hands and knees naked on a bed sheet if she was this sexy garbed head to toe in painter coveralls?

He set his tool box down on the floor and coughed, trying not to startle her yet alert her to his presence.

She turned around, whipped off the painting mask, and smiled impishly. “Wondered how long you were going to take admiring my butt.”

“You knew I was here?”

“Of course I did. So who did you think I was putting on a show for? You let a draft in when you entered the kitchen.” She folded her arms across her abs. “So did you like what you saw?”

“Poetry in motion.”

She laughed softly. “Not original, but I’ll accept the compliment. So you like a tight ass?”

“If it’s yours.”

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