The small town of Harper’s Rock, Wyoming is the setting for three hard hitting romances. The Harper boys are young, sexy and not necessarily looking for love. This stand alone series starts off with the return of Russell Harper to the hometown he hates.
RUSSELL’S RETURN SYNOPSIS:
Home was the last place he wanted to be.
Single father, Russell Harper, would do anything for his troubled nine-year-old daughter Miranda, including returning to the suffocating small Wyoming town he fled at eighteen. Meeting up with childhood friend, licensed counselor Emily Zane, helps father and daughter come to terms with their new life. When the past thunders into town, threatening to destroy everyone it its path, the Harpers could lose everything.
Home was the only place she could truly breathe.
Emily Zane left Harper’s Rock, Wyoming as fast as she could, for the city life she’d always dreamed of. When circumstances take away what she holds dear, Harper’s Rock offers the safety and shelter she needs to heal. A chance meet up with her childhood friend, restaurateur Russell Harper and his troubled little girl, renews her confidence in her abilities. But when the past comes bearing down, it threatens to take everything she holds dear…again.
“Good night,” she called from her porch.
Russell stopped and turned back. In two quick strides, he was standing in front of her, his hands on her shoulders. He leaned in and she pulled his head down so that their lips met in a gentle kiss. It wasn’t quite enough for either of them and they deepened it until he pulled away, breathing hard. “I’m sorry,” he stated loud and clear.
“It’s okay Russell,” she whispered.
“I swear you hypnotize me, woman,” he mumbled into the night as he walked away.
His last vision of Emily was one of her lightly rubbing her lips with her delicate fingers, against the backdrop of the little blue house and the rolling valley behind her. A vision that would haunt him throughout the night. “And I can’t help but love it,” he whispered after he was far enough away that she couldn’t hear. “But it’s so wrong.”
Next we meet Logan in Logan’s Leap. He doesn’t do relationships or family but a newborn baby could change everything for him.
He believes that love is for fools.
Logan Harper’s motto – stay away from people and you won’t get hurt. He has a successful business, his family, and a few casual friends. That’s more than enough to keep him happy. When Jayna McIntyre comes to town seeking out the Harper family, Logan is the one who comes to her rescue. What harm could come from helping a single mom? He’s an expert at knowing how to keep other people’s drama from invading his life, so helping her and sending her on her way should be easy.
She’s never stopped believing in love.
Jayna is nine months pregnant and running for her life. Her best friend’s husband sends her to his family in Harper’s Rock, Wyoming. She was expecting to find the motherly Evelyn Harper, but instead she wakes up in sexy Logan’s arms. The self-described loner truly does have a heart, as she witnesses with her newborn baby and his willingness to put their safety before his own. Forced into close quarters, with a madman on the loose, Jayna and her knight in denim armor create a bond, but it may not be strong enough to override the past.
When he pulled it open, a dark haired woman stood blinking at him. She took a step forward and started to fall. He reached out and grabbed her.
“Help me,” she whispered before passing out in his arms.
“Well Hell!” Logan exclaimed. He carried the woman into the cabin and laid her on his brother’s bed. She was breathing steadily and her belly was swollen with pregnancy. What the Hell was he supposed to do now?
Sitting down next to her, he checked her over for injuries and put his hand on her forehead. He didn’t see anything obvious and she didn’t have a fever. He needed to get her to a doctor, but he couldn’t do that on his horse. After tucking her in under the covers and leaving the food he’d made on the nightstand he ran out to his horse and headed back to his truck.
Finally we join resident playboy Dylan Harper as his world comes to an earth shattering halt.
He is used to getting what he wants…except for her
Resident Playboy and Wilderness Guide Dylan Harper lives life on his own terms until one fateful night when an accident leaves him struggling to live. The man with few regrets will come face to face with the ones he does have. The only girl to tell him no, Nicoletta Ballas, is the only one who can help him through the physical struggles and the only one who could break his heart irreparably.
She always wants what isn’t good for her
Widowed nurse Nicoletta Ballas comes home after working for three years on a cruise ship. She is immediately thrown into the world she had run from when she left for nursing school. Wild child Dylan Harper was her childhood best friend but his promiscuity came between them. Now he’s struggling, for his physical well-being and his true identity and she feels compelled to help him break free. But to do that, she must consent to face her own broken past.
Yay!!! Amazon came through! Her Christmas Wishes is now available online in Kindle format. Did I tell you that I set up this cover myself? Pretty gosh darned good, if I do say so. :)
Once I got the idea for this story, I dropped everything else and ran with, completing the story in about ten hours. The words flowed onto the page so fast that my fingers had a difficult time keeping up. Gotta love it when that happens. :)
I posted the blurb yesterday so I thought I’d post an excerpt today. It’s my wish that you’ll enjoy reading Her Christmas Wishes as much as I enjoyed writing it.
“Is something wrong?”
“No, for a change, I think everything is just right. You are one beautiful woman, but I suppose you’ve heard that plenty of times before.”
“Well, I guess a woman can’t hear a compliment too many times, but no, just my father and my foreman and I think they we’re prejudiced in my favor,” she said as she set their plates on the table.
“Believe them. They were right. You’re so beautiful and graceful, you take my breath away.”
“Wow! Now that’s a line! What would your wife say?” she said and giggled as she walked to the counter, returned with their tea, and sat down.
“No line and no wife or girlfriend. Can’t find one that’ll have me with all the irregular hours I keep.” He picked up his sandwich and ate hungrily, washing it down with his tea.
“Really? What kind of work do you do?” she asked, her expression curious.
“I’m a writer,” he said, watching her closely.
She all but sputtered her food across the table.
“You’re that Spence Rafferty? The true crime writer? I’ve read all your books. No wonder your name sounded so familiar.”
Grinning at her reaction, he said, “Really? You’ve read them all?”
“All forty-two of them,” she stated.
“Soon to be forty-three. I just finished approving final edits before I left home. Would you like me to autograph your copies?”
“I’d love it!” she said. Then her face fell and the animation disappeared. “But they’re at the ranch house.”
“Well, they’re bound to clear the roads when the snow stops. How about I stop in at the ranch before heading home?” Although he dearly hoped the snow continued for a few more days. He loved being stranded with such charming company.
“Fantastic! Thank you.”
“And for being such a good hostess, how about I gift you an autographed copy of the new one when it’s released?”
Erica jumped to her feet and ran to him, throwing her arms around his neck in a big hug. “Thank you, Spence! Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
“Hey, it’s only a book,” he said, laughing as he wrapped his arms around her waist. “But if I’m going to get that reaction, I’ll gift you an autographed copy of every new release from now on.”
“You think I’m silly,” she said, her lips curled downward in a pretty pout as she leaned back.
“No. On the contrary. I love your enthusiasm,” he said, pulling her closer. “And I love the feel of you pressed up against me. I’ve been imagining you and me together from the moment you opened the door and let me in.”
He shifted their positions until she was sitting on his lap. “Yes, and I’ve also wanted to do this.” Very slowly, he lowered his head until his lips brushed her forehead in a brief kiss. “And this.” He nibbled on her ear. “And this.” He nuzzled her neck, sucking lightly on the exposed skin as she titled her head back.
“Yes, I’ve wanted this, too.”
The admission threw him for a minute. “You do?”
In answer, she kissed him full on the lips. It was a tender kiss, one of exploration, but he felt it clear to his toes and all points in between. He couldn’t help but deepen the kiss. This woman was HOT.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little teaser.
Her Christmas Wishes can be found here.
All my other titles, including four more
Christmas romances, can be found here.
I love Christmas! Do you? The purity of a fresh fall of snow, twinkling lights everywhere, home-baked goodies, families coming together, and peace and goodwill everywhere.
It gives me a good feeling when I write about people finding each other during the holidays. Their coming together seems so much sweeter. This year I have a special treat in store for you. It’s a bit steamier than my usual stories, but hey, what else is there to do when the power goes out and a fire is burning in the fireplace?
So, without further ado, here is this year’s cover. What do you think?
Erica London needs some time alone to figure out if she should continue with the in vitro treatments. They haven’t worked so far. She really wants to have a baby and an heir to the ranch…to know he or she was on the way before Christmas. Of course, wishing for a man to love her and produce said baby would be wonderful, but that’s not about to happen. She rides over to the London Lodge, situated on the back-end of the London Ranch, to clean and close it down for the winter. A freak blizzard has her snowed in, but she doesn’t mind in the least. She has food, shelter, and wood fires to keep her warm. Besides, she enjoys not having the phone ringing or wranglers stopping in to chat.
Spencer Rafferty is on his way to his brother’s wedding when he takes a wrong turn and ends up on a side road. His car hits a nasty drift and barrels into the ditch. With no signal on his cell phone, he looks around and all he sees is white. He smells wood smoke but can’t determine where it’s coming from. Then, in a moment of clarity when the wind dies down, he sees the smoke and walks down the road toward it.
Erica opens the door with gun in hand, unsure whether or not to allow the stranger in. But the storm is a raging blizzard and she takes pity on him. When not covered in snow, she sees just how handsome the man is…and he’s not wearing a ring. When the power goes out, things heat up. Could this man be the one to make her wishes come true? Did she have it in her to embark on a weekend affair? And could she survive his leaving when the storm was over?
With a little luck and participation from Amazon, Her Christmas Wishes will release tomorrow at 99 cents in ebook form. I hope to have it available in print by November 1st.
Until next time, Happy Reading!
Nese Ellyson is a friend and critique partner. Her debut novel with MasterKoda Select Publishing, Darke Heat, is set to release on November 23rd. It’s one you won’t want to miss.
Paige Connor is a highly respected trainer of drug and bomb sniffing dogs. Her dysfunctional upbringing has her wanting to create a home, a sanctuary, for herself and her twin brothers.
Bryce Prescott is a DEA Agent and has managed to get on Paige’s list of people to avoid. After spending one fateful night together, he returns to work and takes one of her dogs with him. The dog gets pregnant and there’s hell to pay.
Paige becomes the target of some nasty people when she buys a farm in Darke County and disrupts their illegal business dealings. And who else but Bryce arrives to protect her…the man who used her to get one of her dogs.
Her anger with him is hot but the passion between them flares hotter as they work together to solve the crimes happening in their county.
An excellent read. I give it 5 stars.
You’ll definitely want to add this one to your TBR pile.
Mother of two boys, savior of ill cats, and aspiring suspense author, married to Prince Charming.
You can find Nese at the following places:
Please welcome fellow Evernight author, S.J. Maylee, as she brings us news of her new release, In the Blind.
Thank you so much for having me today. I’m so excited to see this book out! The concept came to me quite a while ago and I knew in an instant which scene would be first and which scene would be in the middle. The rest however took some time to figure out. I understand now why the characters were reluctant to share the rest of their story. I was finally able to convince them the ending would make it all worth it.
This book marks the beginning of a new series for me, Club Blind. It is located in the basement of the club from my first series, the Love Projects. There are cross over characters too. This new club is quite different. Its atmosphere is pitch black. You don’t need to see to feel and reach new heights in pleasure. Club Blind will help you to remove your inhibitions so you can indulge in your sexual fantasies. I hope you get a chance to read this story and fall in love with the characters like I have.
by: S.J. Maylee
Genre: Erotic Romance with D/s
Published: October 15, 2014
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Jane thinks she’s ready to take the risks her business and love life desperately need. Rob’s still punishing himself for a broken relationship that wasn’t meant to last. When the pair let an opportunity pass them by, fate steps in and throws them back together.
An evening of pitch black unrestrained passion at Club Blind opens her eyes to life’s possibilities. Now, if they don’t fight past their personal demons, they might never truly discover what they need most. If they can open their hearts, it might lead them directly to each other where they can discover their truth. If not, they may forever stay in the blind.
Where you can find IN THE BLIND:
The door continued to open every few minutes. Finally, the woman in front of Jane was taken away. She could see nothing past the door besides black. Until the door closed, she continued gazing into the darkness. How would the loss of sight change the experience? Would she feel more? What would he feel like? Nerves shook through her limbs, and sweat tickled her palms.
The door opened, and she stood straight as a statue. This was crazy. She searched for pockets in her robe. When she found none, she swallowed back a curse.
The escort stopped in front of her. “Are you having second thoughts?” He shifted the goggles higher on his forehead.
“Would you like to step back and wait to go or …” He stepped back and cracked the door open. “Sometimes it helps to hear the sounds of the other participants.”
She closed her eyes and took in the moans and let her mind drift to what her body would feel like to make her make those kinds of sounds.
“I don’t want to pressure you. Tell me what you want.”
“Thank you.” She opened her eyes and took a step towards him. The only way was forward. “I’m ready.”
“Good for you.” He reached out and took hold of her hand. “Come on, I’ll take you to the lucky one, for tonight.” He winked and tugged her forward.
Once the door closed behind them, Jane was surrounded by unending black. She looked around, but there was nothing, no end to the darkness. A nervous shiver danced along her spine, followed by thoughts of haunted houses. What would she find around the next corner? Her escort tugged her forward, bringing her back to the night’s purpose.
She needed to remember why she was here. She needed to live in the moment. There was a good chance she was about to touch the man who would give her release.
They slowed, turned a corner, and after a couple more steps they stopped. She swallowed the lump in her throat when her escort placed her hand into another’s.
“Enjoy.” He squeezed her shoulder, and she sensed his presence leave the space.
A pull on her hand forced her feet forward a couple of steps. She stopped just as abruptly when she bumped into a hard chest—the man of the hour. This man would touch her soon, but he wasn’t yet. He was only holding her hand. Her breasts moved with her uneven breathing, and her nipples scraped against his chest.
Why wasn’t he touching her? Was he nervous, too, or having second thoughts? She reached up in curiosity to make sure he wasn’t wearing a pair of night-vision goggles, but only found soft hair. She followed the section of hair to above his shoulder and continued onto smooth skin and around his shoulder to his bicep thick with muscle. Her heart thumped, and her breath quickened as moisture covered her needy pussy.
She breathed deeply, taking in his delicious musky scent. Her hand wandered to his chest and found more of the same, firm skin rounding over firm muscles. A warm hand landed over hers and held her hand tight to his chest. A nose tickled her ear.
“Do you like?”
“Yes,” she admitted.
“I’d like to explore you now, okay?”
She pushed out the breath she held and worked to breathe normally. His hand landed softly on her cheek, fingertips caressed her chin, and then up to her temple. The gentle touches raised a long sleeping yearning within her, and she leaned into his touch.
His thumb swept across her bottom lip. Curiosity wore away her reserve, and she let her tongue reach out and taste his fingers. One digit pushed into her mouth, and she sucked lightly, enjoying his clean taste.
The finger left her mouth, a second of waiting, and then his mouth crushed down on hers. His lips were firm and demanding, feeding her hunger. He ran his fingers through her hair, and then his warm wet tongue swept through her mouth. Back and forth, deep, then gentle, their tongues dueled. She explored more of him as her need to know him intimately soared.
His touch lingered around her shoulders and down her sides. When he found her ass, he kneaded the globes. The kiss ended as abruptly as it started, leaving her wanting.
She heard nothing but the driving rhythm of the music, each track feeding right into another. The current song enchanted her, and her hips swayed. No one could see her, so there was no reason for self-conscious thoughts. The brilliance of the club hit her with full force. It didn’t matter who she was or who he was. Tonight, they celebrated life and the pleasures they could bring their bodies. Everyone deserved pleasure. Even her.
S.J. Maylee fell in love with storytelling at a young age and with it came a deep-seated desire for everyone to find their happily ever after. She’s finding the happy endings for her characters one steamy story at a time.
When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her caring for her garden, laughing with her two young sons, or dancing to her husband’s music. She’s a PMP (Project Management Professional), Nia instructor, and coffee addict.
As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together.
GIVEAWAY: Enter up until November 9th for your chance to win.
SJ’s giving away one $20 Amazon gift card and two swag packs (book covers, bookmark, pen, zipper pull, and handmade beaded keychain or purse charm with book cover charm).
TO ENTER: answer the question on this blog post and then click on the rafflecopter. QUESTION: Many believe blindness can increase your other senses. What do you think it would be like to be in a pitch black club like Club Blind?
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Piper Kay has graciously agreed to an interview for her New Release, Invicta: Sanctuary.
What is your sanctuary? For Mickey, he never needed one, he was his own. Until now. In a situation spinning out of control, Mickey is forced to make a move and he’s not sure how to handle it. He’s an intelligent, self-reliant man who never depended on anyone for anything, but now he is alone for the first time in his life, scared. By accident, he ends up at Invicta, the hottest new male go-go dance club in town. Owners, Kade and Holt, know the behavior all too well, but Mickey’s trust factor is leveling out on zero, until he spots Toryn. Sometimes sanctuary can be found in the strangest of places.
Now for the interview…
What is the name of your hero?
What is his profession?
Mickey starts off working for a crazy soon to be ex, but with the ex part of it all happening, the job soon disappears too. He ends up with a job at Invicta, a male go-go club, as part of the management team and he trains new dancers in the art of pole dancing
What is the name of your hero’s partner?
What is his profession?
He is the main show, go-go dancer at Invicta, pole dancer
How do your main characters meet?
Mickey is running away from a crazy live in lover, and ends up in the Invicta parking lot. After a short talk, Mickey decides to go back to said crazy man, but Toryn follows him home where all hell is about to break loose
What was your hero’s most embarrassing moment?
When Mickey is sitting in Invicta, ready for the show and Toryn appears on stage. He accidentally thinks out loud where the owner of the club hears him.
What was your hero’s partner’s most embarrassing moment?
Toryn hasn’t had one yet, that’s in book three.
As the author, what was the most difficult scene for you to write?
I guess the hardest parts for me was trying to learn some of the dance moves they do. I had to research that for quite a while, how they moved, what the moves were called, then try to describe it so that the readers would understand. Spent hours and hours on Youtube watching male go-go dancing videos, stripper video’s, etc. It was just horrible, very treacherous work, but I’m dedicated, you know? Bwahahahaha yeah right huh? lol
Now for some fun. :) Include answers for both H/h.
~hands up~ Pleads the 5th here based on the grounds that I could get your site shut down if I answer that loaded question. LOL
Favorite Cars: Mickey likes anything flashy, Toryn likes anything with Mickey in it.
Hmmm…they never watched a movie, so I can’t answer that until after the next book in the series. They’ll have one by then.
Favorite lines from Invicta: Sanctuary
1/ I wonder if he comes in a scratch and sniff version
2/ The quick argument “I” had with “me” and “myself” has been determined. We, “me and myself” have decided that “I” need to have this man.
3/ You jerked me so hard toward you, I damn near impaled myself on that thing.
Ready for a teaser? Here goes…
- That young, dark haired, and tatted up hottie grabs me right off the bat. He can’t be more than twenty-four tops. Just right. He’s been poured into those leathers, his ass packed in nice and tight. Firm. They might as well have wrapped the man in saran wrap, not that I’d complain either way. He’s finally announced, but it’s probably a stage name he uses. Who even cares? As long as he keeps shaking himself around, I’m all good. The man rocks to the beat of the music. He pops that majestic ass in perfect tune with the thumps blasting from the speakers. Done like a true power bottom and personally, I’m enjoying the hell out of it. His hips begin to roll in a perfect circle, as he pivots on one foot to his side. He coils himself all the way around twice before facing the front. I’m loving his body movements. Someone stick a fork in me, because I’m sizzling… I think I may have just fallen in love with the man on the stage and those ‘fuck me hard’ hip moves.
- 2. Somehow, with just one kiss, he plowed right through the thoughts that had me worried sick all evening, and redirected them to one focal point. Him! Slowly, I reach for Toryn’s waist with one hand to see if he’ll let me closer or slap me down. God, I feel like I’m in high school on my first damn date again-CHILL Mickey, just calm down. He looks down at my hand, then back to me. Without breaking our eye contact, I feel his hand wrap around mine and tighten. Oh thank fuck! I yank him into me, lowering my head so our mouths meet. Our kisses, so sloppy, and hungry for each other. I press against him, unable to get enough. Running my hand along his waist to his back, I tightening my grip, and spin him around, slamming him against the wall. He lets out a moan. Before I can stop myself, I bury myself inside his mouth, swallowing every bit of that delicious moan.
- I yank him into me, lowering my head so our mouths meet. Our tongues are so much more aggressive, now that all the unspoken terms and agreements have been cleared. Well, at least they have on my behalf. We dart and chase around each other, so sloppy and hungry for each other. No matter how hard I press against him, I can’t get enough of him or fast enough for that matter. Oh my God, the man’s mouth feels incredible.
About the Author:
Piper Kay is a homegrown country girl straight from the outskirts of Houston, Texas, USA. She is a #1 International Best Selling author of LGBT Erotica, and an International Bestselling author of LGBT Erotica romance, gay romance, specifically in the male/male (m/m) erotica genre, and LGBT drama. Piper is bringing her passion of storytelling straight to the pages, most times served with a super-sized sprinkle of sexy, a slice of sarcasm, and a carafe of crazy.
I hope you’ve enjoyed Piper’s visit with us today. Piper, thank you for stopping in. Till next time, happy reading and writing. :)