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FREE at Amazon through April 30

Willow Smoke (Riders Up, Book Three)

Come along for the ride in this May-September romance, where Mr. Kraft and I give our Chicago street waif a love and a future she could never have imagined. As Nick discovers, where there’s smoke, there just might be fire.

EXCERPT

Daisy peered through the peephole and grew deathly still. Why had he come? She didn’t want him to know this part of her world. With fingers trembling slightly, she turned the knob and opened the door.

“Morning, kid—damn, you look quite fetching with sleep still in those lovely smoky eyes of yours.” Nicholas Underwood strolled into her living room like he’d been there many times before, like he belonged. “Come on, girl. Get your butt in gear—hell, it’s mid-morning. It’s your day off. We’re going to do Wrigley today. Enough of the charts and pedigrees. I need a break; we need a break.”

ABOUT WILLOW SMOKE

We had no idea when we began writing this book what its name would be. We’d already “met” its heroine – Daisy is the homeless teen Cassie rescues in Book One, Cassie’s Hope, now grown and working as an apprentice horse trainer. As we delved into our forty-ish hero’s reaction on first meeting her, we found Nick thunderstruck by her lanky, graceful willowy frame. He nicknames her “Willow.” Her smoky eyes gave us the rest of the title.

Each book in our Riders Up series can be read as a stand-alone.

BLURB

When the chips are down, there’s nobody there.  Willowy blond Daisy Matthews has survived the Chicago streets with this mantra but is unprepared for the much older Nick Underwood’s urgent pursuit.  The wealthy businessman receives a thoroughbred in payment for a bad debt and is thrust into Daisy’s world.  She teaches him about horse racing; he teaches her about love.  When Daisy’s seamy brother-in-law threatens Nick’s safety, she doggedly tries to stop him by herself, but flees to the familiar streets when he attacks. Can Nick find her in time – and if he does, will she still want him?

REVIEW for Willow Smoke: Five stars at Goodreads: “Suspenseful, intriguing and truly romantic! What a fabulous story of the blending of two worlds” Risha C, Goodreads Reviewer

Riders Up
Romantic Suspense Series

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

 

 

Lies and Solace by @JanaRichards #Free Book Tour #Romance #MFRWAuthor

 Lies and Solace

Love at Solace Lake Series (Book 1) 

By Jana Richards

Lies and Solace is FREE

April 27, 2018 – April 29, 2018 ONLY 

 

Blurb for Lies and Solace:

She can’t live with one more lie. He can’t tell the truth.

Harper Lindquist is convinced she’s found the answer to her financial prayers. Unless she pours cash into crumbling Solace Lake Lodge, she’ll lose her family’s legacy. Her would-be savior arrives in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard and she’s determined to prove to her reluctant, and trapped, financier the lodge is a sound investment. But Harper isn’t completely honest with him. And she has no idea the lake is hiding secrets of its own.

Ethan James is a liar, but his money is very real. He isn’t convinced a broken-down inn is a smart investment opportunity. But the more he understands Harper’s dreams and desires, the more he wants to be the man to make them come true. The trauma in both their pasts means neither can fully trust the other. They must find the courage to love, to trust, and to accept, or yesterday’s sorrows will keep them apart.


Genre: Contemporary Romance, small town romance

ISBN: Ebook ISBN 978-0-9952791-0-0

Length: Novel

Heat Level: Spicy, fully described love scenes

Release Date: March 14, 2018

Cover Artist: Angela Waters

Excerpt, Lies and Solace:

As she stared into his dark eyes she realized how much she trusted him, and relied on him. That was something rare for her. The only people she trusted as much were her sisters.

I’m in love with him.

The thought blasted through her brain with the force of a tsunami. The tension of the last few weeks, the insecurity, the mistrust, the fear, slipped easily from her shoulders. For the first time, her mind was clear. She was in love with Ethan and she didn’t want to wait anymore. She wanted him. She wanted him to be her first, her last.

Finding courage she didn’t know she possessed, Harper slid off the stool and walked around the island. She plucked the wine glass from his hand and set it on the counter, then placed his hand on her breast. “Make love with me, Ethan.”

A fire lit in his eyes, telling her he wanted her, too. But there was a question there, a hesitation. “Are you sure?”

She’d never been more sure of anything in her life. “Yes.”

“Harper—”

“Shhh. Let’s not talk anymore.” She placed one finger over his lips, then stood on her tiptoes and kissed him.

Ethan’s reaction was lightning swift. He wrapped his arms around her and brought her close, his mouth descending on hers in a wild, warm kiss. Their tongues tangled, slid over each other. She’d missed his touch, his taste. She moaned, and in the sound she heard thirty-two years of longing.

For this. For him.

Other Books in the Series: 

Secrets and Solace

Book 2 

Truth and Solace

Book 3 

About Jana Richards:

When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.

In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou and several unnamed goldfish. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.janarichards.com

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Willow Smoke #FreeDownload Limited Time #Romance #MFRWAuthor

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Willow Smoke (Riders Up, Book Three)

Sometimes you can’t help pouring what you love into the fiction you write. “Willow Smoke” might not seem to be much of a name for a romantic suspense book, but it carries great meaning, for us and for its characters. We loved the diamond willows that grew in our spruce-tamarack marsh when we lived in the north woods, and Mr. Kraft’s writing space still sports a small piece he carved.

We had no idea when we began this book what its name would be. We’d already “met” its heroine – Daisy is the street waif Cassie rescues in Book One, Cassie’s Hope, now grown and working as an apprentice horse trainer. As we delved into our forty-ish hero’s reaction on first meeting her, we found Nick thunderstruck by her lanky, graceful willowy frame. He nicknames her “Willow.” Her smoky eyes gave us the rest of the title.

Having struck it huge in the stock market, Nick spends his time doing what he loves – working with wood, crafting hand-built canoes. He grew up canoeing Minnesota’s north woods lakes, so it was only natural for him to take Daisy there and share the things he loves – we love – about it. If I say too much more about the diamond willow walking stick he teaches Daisy to carve, I’d be giving away the plot – but the role of “willow” in this book comes full circle. You never know when you start writing how pivotal a tiny detail will turn out to be!

To celebrate the upcoming Kentucky Derby, Willow Smoke will be free at Amazon this weekend, starting Friday April 27!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N0DH13I

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

BLURB

When the chips are down, there’s nobody there.  Willowy blond Daisy Matthews has survived the Chicago streets with this mantra but is unprepared for the much older Nick Underwood’s urgent pursuit.  The wealthy businessman receives a thoroughbred in payment for a bad debt and is thrust into Daisy’s world.  She teaches him about horse racing; he teaches her about love.  When Daisy’s seamy brother-in-law threatens Nick’s safety, she doggedly tries to stop him by herself, but flees to the familiar streets when he attacks. Can Nick find her in time – and if he does, will she still want him?

REVIEW

Five stars at Goodreads: “Suspenseful, intriguing and truly romantic! What a fabulous story of the blending of two worlds” Risha C, Goodreads Reviewer

Riders Up Series:

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

Each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone.
All four books are always available FREE at Kindle Unlimited:

Cassie’s Hope http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GDWTUGY
Heat Wave http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JZ6GW6G
Willow Smoke http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N0DH13I
Detour Ahead http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RPT6YJA/

 
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