Thursday, March 16, 2017

New 18 Story Hockey Romance Anthology!

*** Pre-order now for only 99 cents! Price goes up the week after release. ***

18 brand new sexy stories from bestselling authors, each one too steamy for the penalty box

Get ready to fall in love with the smokin' hot hockey players of the New Orleans Cajun Rage. After this season's Cinderella run all the way to the Finals, these heroes have won the Cup--and now your heart is the goal.

20% of royalties from sales of Hot on Ice will go to Homes for our Troops, a charity that builds specially modified homes for injured veterans.

Little did they know that winning the Cup would just be the start of the hottest summer of their lives. . .


The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won The Cup. No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship.
Over the following summer, each player gets t

o keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love. 


Coming March 21!
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What's included in Hot on Ice: 

FREE AGENT, USA Today Best Seller Robin Covington - Defenseman James "DC" Washington has had a big year: winning "The Cup" and coming out to his team and the entire world were events that changed his life. Now a free agent, he thought he had his next step all planned out . . . until the man he might not be able to resist puts a sexy offer on the table.

BODY CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Desiree Holt - Matt Vorchak always dreamed of playing professional hockey and winning The Cup. Then he would marry the woman of his heart and live happily ever after. But Lizzie Andrews wanted him to stay in Tampa with her and build a life there. Their split was agonizing for both. Ten years later he has realized one dream. Now he wants to recapture the other, and he's using his day with the Stanley Cup to win her back. But he has a secret that may change everything for both of them.

DEEP CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Kimberly Kincaid - Hotshot hockey center Finn Donnelly wants nothing more than to take The Cup to his best friend's grave after the Rage's big win. The problem is, that also means going back to his hometown and seeing January Sinclair, a.k.a., the woman he left behind. Will Finn and January learn to build new trust--or will their ghosts keep them from falling in deep?

RANSOM, USA Today Bestseller Nana Malone - Money, power, prestige...reject. Ransom Cox is --The Player. His whole life, hockey player, Ransom Cox, has watched the people he loves the most reject and leave him. He's learned it's better to be on his own. After the scandal of his wife walking out on him right before the championships, citing his bedroom "over" prowess as the reason, he can't seem to escape the spotlight. The last thing he wants is to be stranded in a cabin with the one girl he's always wanted. The one girl who could destroy him.

CAGED, USA Today Bestseller Virginia Nelson -The Ragin' Cajuns right winger, Oliver Tremblay, learned that nothing good can stay when he lost his parents on 9/11. Maisie plans to melt the ice king's heart and prove she's just the girl to go skate to skate with him, whether he likes it or not.

BREAKAWAY BROOKE, Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan - When hockey phenom Deacon Sanders mistakes Brooke Henderson for a puck bunny, he's set on scoring the ultimate goal with the fiercely sexy bodyguard. Keeping watch from a distance is impossible when everywhere she turns Deacon's there like a loose puck in front of the net. Despite his annoyance that his family thinks he can't keep himself out of trouble, can he convince this Amazon beauty to stop fighting her erotic powers long enough to play his game?

THE WARM UP, Xio Axelrod - Subzero. That's what folks around the league call Constantine Zimin, hockey's best defenseman. He's unflappable. Stoic, even. No cracks in all that ice, not until he meets Suji Meriwether. The pediatric nurse has no time for bad-boy jocks who want to use her patients as props. But as soon as they meet, temperatures rise and their defenses fall.

CHECK MY HEART, Christi Barth - Kurt Lundquist can't resist the beautiful & compassionate nurse who eased his brother's last days, despite knowing she doesn't want any reminders of her 'death duty'. Lisette does want the hot but oh-so-sad hockey star. Can she lift him out of his grief - and will she want to once she learns his terrible secret?

FULL CONTACT, Andie J. Christopher -Leftwinger Anders Sorenson has never met the perfect woman before breaking up a fight at Dahlia Clarno's bar. Dahlia's  hot, she doesn't care about his fame, and she has no idea about the bounty his teammates have on his virginity--she's the total package for a vacation fling.

BLADE, Avery Flynn - Bad girl Gillie Pike has gone straight, but someone with a lot of money wants to bring her out of retirement to steal the Cup and make sure it's found in star goalie Flynn Kazakov's possession. They call him Crazy-kov for a reason and nothing makes him more nuts than his best friend's sexy little sister who swears she's the only one who can keep him out of jail and on the ice.

UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN, Kim Golden - Jonas Magnussen's icy blue stare has earned him the nickname the Iceman. On and off the ice, he's cool, collected and hard to handle. When an injury threatens to end his career, Jonas is faced with a choice he thought he'd never have to make. Mariam Kidane is the only woman who ever made Jonas lose his cool. A chance encounter with her melts Jonas's icy facade and leaves him wondering if life away from the league is such a bad thing, especially when it means a second chance at scoring the ultimate goal: love.

COURAGE, Lena Hart - Newly appointed head coach Mason Courage is in for the fight of his life. What should have been the biggest night of his career turns into the worst moment in his life when his wife Jules serves him with divorce papers. But this former bad boy isn't about to let anyone--or anything--breakup his family. For his wife, his children, his players...Mason is prepared to fight for them all.

PENALTY BOX BLUES, Robin Kaye - Stryker Gyllenhaal, enforcer on the Ragin' Cajun's, knows that once he hits Boise, his time spent in the penalty box is nothing compared to the payback Karma Kincaid has in store for him. When he finds out she has hired a handler, Trish Reynolds, his old college tutor, he's not sure who the real enforcer is. Karma, because she owns him for an entire week, or Trish, the only woman who knows his secret, and can slam his heart against the boards with a sideways glance. He is so pucked.

BEAR NAKED, Katie Kenyhercz - First Nations defenceman Bear Thompson wants to spend his day with the Cup back home on the reserve, but first he has to convince his childhood sweetheart and current band chief Aria Paul to give him another chance and that letting the media in won't be the end of the world. The last thing Aria wants to do is fall back in love with the man who broke her heart and left her in the dust, but old feelings spark new ones, and when Bear sets his sights on a goal, it's only a matter of time.

BLOCKED, Heather Long - Archer Durham's career has been defined by his badass attitude both on and off the ice, unfortunately it's biting him in the ass. After one too many unfortunate videos of him turned up on social media, both his fans and the press have turned against him. The win shines spotlight on the whole team and he needs to clean up his act...but what the hell does he know about being a knight in shining armor? 

IN SKATES TROUBLE, Kate Meader - Right winger Ford "Killer" Callaghan can't believe he let the anonymous woman who blew his mind slip away into the night. He'll track her down because once could never be enough--even if discovering Addison Williams's identity places her strictly out of bounds. Stolen kisses. Secret hook-ups. Deliciously forbidden in every way. Can a passion that started in the dark find a lifetime of love in the light?

MAKING HIS MOVE, Susan Scott Shelley - Backup goaltender Rod Fraser is a free agent in every sense. He's ready for a new team, and hoping for another shot with his best friend's sister. But Arielle Charton thinks Rod's interest is fleeting, and she doesn't need the distraction. She's on a mission to rebuild her life. Rod's made his living making impossible saves, but it will take the impossible to convince the shy artist that she's captured his heart.

CHECKING YES, Misty D. Waters - Family secrets drove star left-winger Cooper Banks away from the love of his life, but hot off a championship win he's no longer satisfied with second place. Except the daddy's girl he left behind is now a woman no longer impressed by his charming smile. So when Savannah Jane Scott decides to put Cooper in the penalty box, she aims to keep him there...for good this time.

Monday, March 6, 2017

March #FREE Reads & Giveaway Event!

March FREE for All

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March 5-9, 2017!

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You can grab my island hopping romance, CRUISING TOWARD LOVE for free in this promotion! It'll give you that taste of ocean and summer and sassy sexiness to banish the March blues!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

RIDE WILD Cover Reveal!!!!!

From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes the next steamy standalone romantic suspense in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE WILD! Check out the amazing cover and a note from Laura below!

   

A Note from Laura Kaye:

Dear Readers,

I’m SO EXCITED to share the newest cover in my Raven Riders series, which is about a different kind of a motorcycle club with a protective mission! Ride Wild is about Sam “Slider” Evans, widowed dad to two little boys. From his very first mention in Hard As Steel, Slider has called to me to write his story – and now I’ll be doing just that! And I think this cover captures him SO WELL! So give it a look, and then be sure to check out Ride Rough too – Maverick’s book is coming April 25 AND if you pre-order, you’ll get a bonus story about Beckett Murda and Kat Rixey from the Hard Ink series having their baby!

So much good stuff coming your way!

Thanks for reading! Now enjoy this cover!

Laura

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About Ride Wild (Raven Riders #3):

Brotherhood. Club. Family. They live and ride by their own rules. These are the Raven Riders...

Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.

Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her...

Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel too much, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

New WITSEC Series Announcement!

I Have A New Series!!!!!!!
My awesome new publisher, Avon Impulse, is excited about this three-book series, too. Want to know what it is about?
sopranos
See my hint? Wait - let's take a moment to sigh over the awesomeness of one of the best written and best acted shows EVER. So hint #1 = mobsters.
my blue heaven
Except, you've all read my stuff. I'm not that dark and angsty girl. So my mobsters - ex-mobsters, actually - are a lot more light-hearted. More fish out of water funny, since they are in Witness Protection in a small town that they just do _not _ understand.
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But my heroes - they are not like Steve Martin. Do not worry. They are far more in the vein of Han Solo. Bad boys with a heart of gold. Sexy as sin. Droolworthy and delicious. Three big city, bad boy brothers hiding from their mobster pasts struggle to fit into a small town but danger follows, putting their new futures - and their new relationships - at risk. So below (all subject to editorial change, of course!) is the lowdown on my bad boys - and look for the 1st book by this time next year!
Bandon
Bad Boys Gone Good: Tiny and quirky coastal Bandon, Oregon—known for its cranberry festival and cheese—is the last place anyone would look for three brothers on the run from the Chicago Mob. At least, that’s what the US Marshals Service hopes. Rafe Maguire reached out voluntarily, asking to get his family put into witness protection. Staying in it, though…that’s not so easy. Their new, undercover lives don’t fit right. And fitting in is the only way to keep them safely hidden. There’s still a hefty sum of hidden cash waiting for them back in Chicago. Will falling in love be enough to keep them on the straight and narrow?
Too Bad To Love: Feeling indebted to the people who helped raise her, Dr. Mollie Vickers gave up a lucrative city career to practice medicine back home. She loves what she does, but her tiny Oregon town doesn’t allow for many dating options. And then a dangerously handsome mechanic she’s never seen before rescues her from a flat tire on the side of the road…
Rafe Maguire resents the hell out of having to run and hide. But he has brothers to protect, brothers he’d die for, which means they have to make things work in the latest podunk town where WITSEC dumped them--or else they’re out of the program. The last thing he needs is a woman complicating his life further, especially a do-gooder doctor he meets on the job. It shouldn’t matter that her body revs his engine and her smile thaws his long-frozen heart. No, it shouldn’t matter at all. It can’t.
Mollie starts to fall for the man who looks rough, talks tough, but takes the time to straighten out her hooligan cousin. She falls even harder as he weaves himself into the fabric of her beloved town. Rafe’s got his hands full with two pissed-off brothers to keep in line, a U.S. marshal watching their every move, and a new life - that doesn’t fit him at all - to somehow embrace. And yet Dr. Do-Gooder’s tender care of Rafe earns his loyalty and heats his blood. But Rafe can’t risk trusting Mollie with his secrets.
Their mind-blowing sex turns into something more. When she learns the truth, will Mollie choose to protect her town - and her heart - or take a chance at love with an ex-mobster who might not be as reformed as he thinks?
***
Too Bad Together Flynn Maguire looked - on paper - like a successful businessman. And he was - both at running a construction company and using it to launder money for the mob. Until they turned on him. .Now he’s starting over in a new town, forced into hiding by gangsters seeking revenge, and stuck bar tending. Which at least gives him plenty of time to stare at the pretty waitress with secrets in her eyes.
Sierra Woodley is on the run from a very big mistake - falling for the wrong guy. Who used her art to do something very illegal. All she wants is to stay hidden until she figures out what to do...and how to stay out of jail. Except she’s recently discovered that she wants something else. Or rather, someone else. The hot, brooding bartender who always treats her as gently as if she’s made of spun sugar.
The chemistry between Sierra and Flynn can’t be ignored. Neither can the fact that they’re both hiding pretty much their entire lives from each other. But can the heat between them last once the truth is out?
***
Too Bad To Handle Kellan Maguire was only a semester away from becoming a lawyer and fulfilling a deathbed promise to his dad when everything changed. Now he's on the run from the mob, living a secret life in an armpit of a town and working as a caddy. He’s mad as hell at his criminal brothers for lying to him about, oh, everything. The only bright spot is their U.S. Marshal handler. Yeah, he wants to handle her....a lot.
Federal Marshal Delaney Evans has protected a lot of bad, dangerous men. But the Maguire brothers are a whole different level of dangerous. Dangerously hot, to be specific. And in spite of all the rules it would break, she secretly fears she’d risk everything for one night with Kellan. Because the man is irresistible.
One night that is totally wrong turns into more nights that feel so right. But Kellan’s life is in danger when the mob tracks him down. Delaney’s career, her entire world, could implode if she admits how important he is to her. And all that is before the biggest complication of all hits…...

Monday, February 6, 2017

February FREE For All

Check out the February FREE for All & Giveaway 2/5-2/9!
85 Romance Authors are offering 89 books...
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Linnea Larson is willing to do anything to keep her family’s Minneapolis dinner theatre from going under. Anything, that is, besides accepting a date from the Hollywood hunk hired to inject a dose of star power into their production of Guys & Dolls. It’s a toss up whether his greatest claim to fame is playing a superhero on screen, or a super stud off screen. Neither fact convinces her he’s got what it takes to share her stage.

Luke Powell has fame, fortune, and an endless string of women, but also a lingering dissatisfaction with his picture perfect life. Looking for a change, he escapes to his theatrical roots. What he finds are wary cast mates, a nervous best friend convinced the show will ruin Luke’s career, and an adorable costar who stubbornly refuses to go out with him. Suddenly singing and dancing aren’t the only challenges he’ll tackle over the summer. 

Despite Luke dragging her into his daily paparazzi nightmare, Linnea can’t deny her mounting attraction to his irresistible charm. And even if she’s crazy enough to chance getting involved, their fling would have a guaranteed expiration date. He’s headed back to Hollywood at the end of the run, and she's tied to her family's theatre. Why risk the inevitable heartbreak? Their job is to act like they’re in love, but will they decide it's worth the leap to fall in love for real?

Monday, January 16, 2017

Another Naked Man - Meet the Mysterious Logan!

Release day is here (or it will be in 6 hours)! I can't wait for all of you to meet Logan, my semi-tortured and totally sexy hero.
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Logan Marsh never stays in one place for long. Through his family’s foundation, Logan spends his days traveling to the world’s most dangerous places to deliver disaster relief, which really puts a damper on his sex life—until he reconnects with his high-school crush. Stranded together in the Caribbean, they enjoy a steamy fling that awakens feelings Logan has ignored for too long. But family drama calls him away from her sweet embrace . . . or so he thinks.
Brooke Gallagher loved being a home economics teacher and cheerleading coach. Then an unexpected tragedy forced her to take some time off. Now she’s back in D.C. and despite the intensity of her tropical encounter with Logan, she’s shocked to bump into him again. Logan’s dealing with his own issues (including a newly discovered half-sister) and he’s itching to get back on the road. More than anything, Brooke wants to be there for him. But first, he has to decide if love is enough to keep him in one place.
Sneek peek excerpt:
“We agreed, back on the island, to have a one-time fling. Because that’s all I’m good for. And now, yeah, I’m pretty sure we are in a relationship. Which I don’t know how to do. Which I didn’t want, because I don’t want to hurt you. And despite all that, I can’t stay away from you. Can’t stop thinking about you. Can’t stop craving you. Can’t stop wanting to share things with you. I can’t stop falling deeper and deeper for you. I don’t understand it, I don’t know how to deal with it. But I can not resist you.”

“Ditto,” she said, the word more breath than sound.

Without saying anything more, Logan’s lips landed on her neck. They seared a line from her collarbone, up to her ear, and once his hand shoved aside her hair, across her ultra-sensitive nape. A full-body chill made her jump.

Logan clearly took that as a sign to proceed. His hips surged forward, trapping her against the window. Not that there was anywhere else on earth that Brooke would rather be. The hard proof of his instantaneous arousal jerked against the small of her back.

His words had more than soothed her ruffled feathers. They’d wrapped around her heart like a velvet hug. They’d unlocked all of the feelings Brooke had been tamping down, out of fear that they wouldn’t be reciprocated. The future didn’t matter. Not right now, anyway. What mattered was that they cared for each other. A lot.

So Brooke abandoned herself to the intoxicating rush of sensation everywhere Logan’s body touched hers. Which was, indeed, everywhere. The towel covered little of him. And she didn’t want it to cover any of him anymore. So she yanked at its edge. Hard. Felt a rush of satisfaction when it swooshed to a puddle on the dark floor.

Logan chuckled, dark and dirty, right in her ear. “That’s how this is gonna go? You’re gonna try to rush me? Rush my thorough and proven mad lovemaking skills?”

“I don’t need skills.” Brooke reached around to grab his fine—and finally bare—ass. “I don’t need to be seduced again.” Then she dug her fingernails in just enough to make sure he got her urgency. “I just need you.”

“Sweetheart, it’s impossible for me to do this without seducing you all over again, every damn time. But there’s more than one way to do it.” Logan bit down on the curve of her neck. At the same time, he thrust one hand up the loose edge of her lemon-colored handkerchief top to cup her breast. His other hand wedged under her waistband to cup her. To cup her so intimately that a deep shudder ran through Brooke’s body.

God, she was more than halfway there, and she was the one still wearing clothes.

He squeezed, alternating hands, in a rhythm that had Brooke swaying and grinding against him in almost a dance. The whole time his lips kept sucking at the sensitive flesh along her nape. Brooke wanted to feel all of Logan’s skin that she’d just bared. But it didn’t seem the best use of her hands right at the moment. Instead, she slammed her palms against the glass to give her leverage to press into his touch. And hooked her ankle around his calf to connect them at yet another juncture. Just that tiny bit of rough hair against her skin upped Brooke’s arousal.

Everyone she’d slept with prior to Logan had been the same type: polished, urbane, a little too slick and/or earnest. Guys who need the frame of a suit hanging off of them to give them the proper manly shape and swagger. Logan needed nothing. He was rugged. Muscled. Masculine to the nth degree. So darned sexy that, yes, his calf hair turned her on. Which she’d never known to be a thing until this very moment.

Logan abruptly let go. Before she could complain, he undid the knot holding her top at her neck. It slid to the floor a second ahead of the skirt he thumbed over her hips. Then he banded an arm across Brooke’s stomach and lifted her off her feet. The move pushed a gasp of surprise from between her lips. He carried her from the window back over to the couch as she took advantage of the position to press a line of kisses along his jaw.

He spun her in mid-air so that she landed on her back. Logan moved the deep orange pillow against the high arm, and then pulled, hands beneath her knees, until her butt rested on it, leaving her spread wide for his hungry stare.
“You want me? You’ve got me, Brooke. I didn’t expect it, and I sure don’t know what to do about it. But you’ve got me now. So take me.”

Thursday, December 22, 2016

99 Cent Sale on a HOT Contemporary Romance!

I've got a Christmas treat for you - Wanting It All is discounted to only 99 cents. That is mere pennies! It costs so little that you will have no guilt scooping it up for yourself in the run up to the holiday. You deserve this treat.
In the follow-up to Risking It All, hailed by Lauren Layne as “the perfect escapist read,” the heartthrobs of the Naked Men blog and podcast get a little too real about friendship, love, and sex. For one wealthy bachelor, the trouble starts when all three collide. . . .
After narrowly surviving a bus crash in high school with his best friends, science geek Knox Davis resolved to become so successful that he could have anything and everything he wants. Now he’s ├╝ber-wealthy, a huge business success, and a notorious ladies’ man. Knox refuses to limit himself to one woman, but when his latest conquest—a blond beauty from the Alaskan bush—challenges his superficial ways, Knox begins to see the world through her eyes, and finds he likes what he sees.
A nurturer at heart, Madison Abbott wants to put down roots. She left Alaska to meet Mr. Right—and to track down Logan, the half-brother she’s never met. Instead, she finds Knox. Although the sexy-as-sin bachelor may not seem like marriage material, Madison’s starting to think that Knox is The One. But Knox refuses to settle down, especially once he learns that Madison is his best friend’s little sister. Now it’s up to her to convince Knox that she’s everything he really wants.
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A naughty-list excerpt.... 

“I don’t think we’re going to be done fighting for a very long time.” And wasn’t that fun to contemplate?
 “Let’s call this a time-out.”

“The sex break that refreshes?” 
“Exactly.”

“As the lady wishes.” Abruptly his hands went beneath her ass, supporting her. Knox swung in a half circle to deposit her back on the white cushions. When he set her down, his hands stroked up her sides . . . taking the sundress with them.

Wow. He’d bared her to his burning gaze in less than two seconds. That was a move and a half. Smooth. Fast. And in the time it took her to process it, Knox shucked his jacket, his polished loafers . . . and his pants.

His pants? Already? “Isn’t there an order to these things?” Especially since his shirttails covered up everything but the hem of his boxer briefs. “Shirt, then pants, so I can look my fill before I’m blinded by the majesty of your sure-to-be-enormous penis?”

“I like that. Spot-on description, by the way.” His teeth flashed in a toothpaste ad grin. “There’s a plan.”

“Aha. I figured as much. An MIT alum probably approaches sex with the scientific method. Plans. Charts.”

“My cleaner’s complained about how hard it is to get ground-in dirt out of linen pants.” Knox dropped to the deck. “And I need to be on my knees to do this.”

Then his face was buried in her cleavage while both thumbs rubbed circles over her instantly erect nipples. No. Wait. Madison needed to be precise, to mentally record every second to savor when she was ninety . . . or to savor in three months while alone in bed on a Saturday night.

Knox’s end-of-day scruff, rough against the sensitive skin of her inner breasts, contrasted with the wet smoothness of the up-and-down laps his tongue made in the valley between them. Each sensation alone would’ve been great. In tandem, they were fantastic. But topped off by the light thumb rasp across her nipples, it became a trifecta of pleasure. Forget sex. She’d be perfectly happy if he kept doing just this all night.

“Don’t stop,” she ordered. To make that point clear, Madison threaded her fingers into his hair and held him in place.

It didn’t work. He lifted up just enough to talk, but it was too far to maintain contact. “Who said anything about stopping? I’m just getting started.”