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Evernight’s Holiday Hangover Blog Hop

Published January 1, 2015 by Lorraine Nelson - Author


Happy New Year from Evernight!

Now 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!

Happy New year!!!

This is the day we all make those New Year’s resolutions. Whether it be to lose weight, set a goal of some kind, or whatever. Mine is to quit smoking. I’ve been a smoker for many years and I know it’s not going to be easy, but I’m hoping that by posting my intentions here that you’ll hold me accountable. If you’re a praying person, please pray for the Lord to give me the strength to see this through. Thank you.

I’m currently working on the seventh book in my Thunder Creek Ranch series, Kidnapped! The Search for Casey, Lynne’s story. As with the other books in this series, the family bonds tighten as they work together to bring Casey back home. Then it’s on to #8, James Grayson’s story and #9, Abby Kerrigan’s story. The series will end this year with A Manning Christmas in late fall. A total of 10 books.

Now, on to the blog hop. It runs from today through January 4th. We have several blogs linked for your convenience. So hop around and get your entries in. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. P.S. Don’t just copy and paste or you may be disqualified. Answer the questions and best of luck.

Reader's Choice Award 2013

Reader’s Choice Award 2013


Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize, a copy of my award-winning romantic suspense, Bad Boy Blake, by answering one or both of these questions (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

 1/  It’s been suggested that I write another series featuring the Manning family…Thunder Creek-The Next Generation. What do you think?

 2/ What are your resolutions for the coming year?

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Evernight’s Birthday Bash 2014!!!!

Published October 3, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Evernight BB 2014

Roll out the Red Carpet ~ Evernight celebrates four years of publishing!

Join authors, bloggers and reviewers as we take a RED CARPET tour featuring Evernight’s smart and sexy books. Slip on your virtual stilettos and walk the red carpet of award-winning titles, spectacular reviews, and paparazzi style interviews.

Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more!

Birthday Bash eBooks Sales: Evernight Website sale: Oct 3 -13
All eBooks on will be 50% off throughout the blog hop. This is the largest sale of the year!

Now I turn the spotlight on my smart and sexy book…

I’d have to say that Zakia and the Cowboy is my favorite of all the books I have published. Why? Because it was my debut novel and catapulted me into the role of published author. I love writing smart, sexy stories that relate to home and family. Here’s the blurb:

Now Available in Print!!!

Now Available in Print!!!

With a stalker following her every move, Zakia has no choice but to flee the city. Her options limited, she runs to the only place she’s ever felt safe…the Thunder Creek Ranch and her ex-husband, Lucas.

Will he protect Zakia from the stalker? And if he does will either of them be able to ignore the feelings that have simmered for so long, ready to explode… before danger either draws them together or pulls them apart. For an excerpt or reviews on this book, please visit my website.


Answer my question in the comment section for a chance to win one of these fantastic prizes (be sure to include your email address):

* Your choice of an Amazon Kindle Fire HD or Kobo Arc 7
* $100 Amazon GC
* $50 Evernight GC
* My blog prize: 3 lucky commenters will receive an ecopy of one of my Evernight titles as shown below. Winner’s choice. 🙂

Now, about that question…

Here’s a short excerpt to tease you:

She stood to follow him to the door, but found herself hauled up against his muscular chest as he treated her to another scorching kiss.

“Woman, you’re driving me crazy.”

Pushing away from him she asked, “Me? What did I do?”

“Now that I know what’s hidden under that robe, my hands are itching to peel it off you again.”

“What’s stopping you?” she said as she swiftly untied the sash, shrugged the robe off her shoulders and let it drop to the floor.

Just as fast was his reaction as he picked her straight up in the air and set her down on the counter. He chuckled in response to her shriek as the smooth, icy marble met her bare backside and she arched backward, supporting her weight on her hands. Quick to take advantage, he swooped in to devour her breasts with his hands and mouth.

Her legs wrapped around him of their own volition, urging him closer, closer…and then his cell phone rang.

He ceased ministering to her body and allowed his head to rest in the valley of her newly sensitized orbs. She ran her fingers through his hair, a touch on the long side for a man in his profession, her actions serving to hold him against her.

“I have to go,” he mumbled against her skin.

“I know.”

“We’ll finish this later,” he said, promise inherent in his words.


He lifted his head and covered her mouth with his, their tongues mating, creating their own magic as they thrust and parried, suckled and withdrew. His hands cupped her buttocks as he lifted her and set her on her feet.

“This is the first time that I allowed anything or anybody to come between me and my job. What kind of spell have you cast over me?” he teased.

“Not a strong enough one, apparently.” Then seeing his confusion, she added, “You’re only human. The job isn’t the sum total of who you are as a man.”

“Maybe not, but I’ve measured myself by it for a long time.”

“Then maybe you were due for a change.” She smoothed his hair back into place with her hands.

“You could be right. We’ll discuss this later. Right now, I have to see how Rob is and if forensics found anything downstairs, then I’ll have them come up here.” His eyes traveled the length of her body as he spoke. “Better get some clothes on or I won’t be the only one who knows your secret.”

“What secret?”

“That you are indeed a true redhead.”


So my question for you is…

Which of my novels is this excerpt from?

Don’t forget to leave your email address with your answer

in order to be entered in the draws.

Best of luck!

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New Release!!! Bad Boy Blake!

Published October 30, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

October 5th was my first anniversary as a published author, and today marks the release of my 13th title! That’s right folks, Bad Boy Blake is my lucky number 13.

I want to stop right here and say a heartfelt thank you to all those who have purchased, read, and reviewed my books. Your feedback has encouraged to keep writing. There’s nothing more enjoyable to an author than to hear, “When is the next one releasing?” And I’ve heard this often. 🙂 I love to write, but the writing road is not a smooth or easy one. I’ve learned a lot this past year and I continue to learn in order to bring you believable stories of romance and romantic suspense.

Bad Boy Blake came about because of a conversation I had with a friend of mine. We were discussing pole dancing (something I couldn’t do if my life depended on it!) and that led us to wondering what kind of man would attract her and/or be attracted by her. That was the moment Blake Bennett was born.

Blake had been the town bad boy in his teens, always pushing his limits and his uncle, the Sheriff at the time, to see what he could get away with. In his early twenties he married and settled down, somewhat, not entirely turning over a new leaf, but he had become more respectable. Then tragedy struck…his wife and unborn child died. Blaming himself and thinking that if he had been a better person, they’d still be alive, he vowed to change his ways. And he did.

Blake is a handsome son of a gun. He’s also gentle, caring, and extremely sexy, in or out of uniform. He started an after school program for teens and became involved with the youth of his community. By the time his uncle retired, the townspeople clamored for him to run for Sheriff. He did and he won.

Gina West moves to Westonville to open a dance studio. Smart, pretty, and sexy as can be, she hooks the Sheriff without even trying. But Gina is not who she claims to be and her hidden agenda might just prove to be her downfall.

Here’s the official blurb:

Blake Bennett is the town bad boy turned Sheriff, elected to keep the peace. When Blake first meets Gina, she’s butting heads with the Mayor…over the type of dancing she teaches—pole dancing.

Gina West is a professional dancer, who retired from the stage, and moves to Westonville, NB, to start her own dance studio. But Gina is not who she claims to be, and when strange things start happening…vengeful threats and vandalism…Blake begins digging for the truth. In his role as protector, he begins to fall for Gina, but will her lies and subterfuge destroy any chance for them to be together?

Want more? The following is a never before publicized excerpt:

Her arms came around his neck, and he met her halfway, their lips connecting, teasing, coaxing a response. Passion swelled within him. In moments, his erection pushed against the seam of his jeans. Blake stood, his hands under her bottom, securing her in place as he backed her against the wall. Their lips never parted as he reached down with one hand, unzipped his pants and freed his cock.

He took her then. Entered her silken warmth with one mighty thrust that had her crying out for more. And more he gave, pumping his length up into her time after time, working her until her muscles tightened around him and her juices gushed forth, molten hot. She cried out his name as she climaxed. Hearing it was the impetus needed to spark his own orgasm. Him and her, together. This was meant to be. With one final thrust, he sunk his shaft deep inside, kissing her as he experienced the thrill of making love to her again.

Her legs still wrapped around his waist, he withdrew long enough to carry her through to the bedroom. “This time, we’ll take it slow and easy,” he promised.

“Take me any way you want me, Blake. Just don’t stop.”

A chuckle began deep in his throat. “Lady, I couldn’t stop now even if I wanted to. You rocket me to oblivion and beyond.”

“Then let’s get that rocket fired up again. I’m aiming for the moon this time.”

I hope you’ve  enjoyed this sneak peak. 🙂

Available at Evernight Publishing, All Romance eBooks, Bookstrand , Amazon, and wherever ebooks are sold.

To celebrate my first year in publication, I’ll be giving away 3 ebook copies of Bad Boy Blake. Just leave a comment to get your name in the draw. I’d be interested to know which, if any, of my books you’ve read and what your thoughts are on them. If I’m a new to you author, let me know that as well. 9 stops, 9 chances to win! Winners will be announced November 10th.

Blog Tour Schedule for Bad Boy Blake:

Date Host/Hostess Blog url
30 Lorraine Nelson
31 Lia Davis
1 Cr Moss
2 Tara Chevrestt
3 Kacey Hammell
4 W Lynn Chantale
5 Leslie Stockton
6 London Saint James
7 Doris O’Connor

New Contract!!!

Published April 30, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Hi, folks!

This has been a fantastic weekend!

 Bad Boy Blake, my contemporary romantic suspense, has found a home.

Just signed a contract with Ruby Lioness Press.

They are fairly new to the publishing world…a small publisher with big ideas and I’m happy to be part of their team. Marissa Dobson heads it up and is backed by marketing and review experience.

She’s constantly on the look-out for new and exciting books. If you have a manuscript wasting away on your hard drive, send it in. It just may be what she’s looking for. 🙂