It’s here, book one of the Big G Ranch series, Resisting the Ranchers! Sheri Lynn and I got together to write a mail order brides series, guaranteed to make you laugh and cry. We’ve had a blast getting together and plotting these books. We’re working on book two now. Look for it to release in late April!
Two women fleeing from similar circumstances. Two men looking for brides. Should be easy, right?
Clara Mae is furious when her brother informs her that he has arranged a marriage for her, to a widower with three children, in order to merge their two steel mills. She refuses and forms a plan with her friend, Mary Catherine, to go to Oklahoma. Mary Catherine has made plans to be a mail-order bride and is set to marry Charles Barrett, a rancher. Clara Mae is going with her, hoping to make a new life for herself out west. Laura is also going out west to escape a broken heart. The three girls meet on the train and discover they are headed to the same destination. Laura is to marry a man named Clayton Garrison. Clayton has a brother, Everett, and while Clayton is greeting the beautiful Clara Mae as she steps off the train, Everett, in his gruff manner, greets Laura and helps her with her bags. Now, things are about to get complicated.
This is book one in the Big G Ranch series and can be enjoyed independently.
Publisher’s Note: This historical, mail order bride western is intended for adults only and contains elements of action, adventure, sensual scenes, power exchange and a happily ever after. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.
Three oldies but goodies from Isabella Kole, with a little mystery, some stubbornness, and a rekindled love affair.
Hannah’s Horror Hannah has a gift, but to her, it’s more like a curse. Can she use it in the way it is intended without getting in trouble with her boyfriend? Three trips over one summer break may hold the key for Hannah and Chad’s future.
The Seduction of EJ EJ Haney is finished with dating. After the last disastrous relationship, she isn’t in the mood to try again. She is resigned to becoming an old maid schoolteacher.
But the new principal in town has different ideas. Jacob Ransing is determined to change her mind and is pulling out all the stops to make her his.
Her Captain’s Command From the moment his new XO, Lieutenant Commander Vandecamp, walks onto his ship and Blaine discovers that she is, in fact, not only a woman, but his former lover, Charlotte Rose Hanna, the two ex-lovers will endure many moments of angst until the day she is called home on emergency leave.
At the end of their WestPac deployment, will they decide to go their separate ways again or will they choose a very different solution to their current situation?
Publisher’s Note: All three stories contain a theme of power exchange.
And in other news, I’m hosting an online auction this weekend on Facebook! The auction is to raise money for a custody attorney for my PA. Join us for the bidding on close to 70 items, ranging from books, books, and more books, most signed by the author, handmade items, hair products, goodie baskets, and a Kindle Fire.
If anyone would still like to donate, please contact me ASAP. Bidding begins at 10:00 am Saturday, August 29 and runs until 10:00 pm Sunday, August 30! You won’t want to miss it. Here is the link for the event!
Welcome back! I’m so excited that the very first series I ever wrote is now available again! The beloved Fab Five Series is now the Road to Romance Collection, and it includes all nine of the original books plus a bonus book. If you missed these heartwarming books when they first came out several years ago, now is your chance to catch up.
Let me tell you a little about the collection.
Love after loss…
Five strong, beautiful women. Five loving, handsome men. Follow the journey as they and their children find the road to romance, overcoming the many obstacles in their way.
TEN books in one collection.
Crossroad to Love Ten years after a tragic accident claimed the lives of her husband and firstborn daughter, Katy Barron is finally ready to move on. Planning to meet her three best friends “the Fab Four” in Dallas for a week-long vacation, life will never be the same for any of them.
Katy is immediately attracted to the infamous Dallas playboy, Ryan O’Grady, and the feeling appears to be mutual. But when the two discover they share a link to each other’s pasts, it threatens to end the relationship before it begins.
The Road to Her Heart Cara is in love with two men. She loves her fiancé, Caleb, but can’t get over Nick, the one who broke her heart. Days after learning she is pregnant, Caleb is killed in a plane crash, leaving a devastated widow behind.
Nick steps up to the plate, comforting Cara during her grief, even asking her to marry him. He offers to help her raise Caleb’s baby. Angry, Cara declines Nick’s offer, believing it to be a pity proposal.
The Road to His Soul Colt Hart and Kendyl Durant have been dancing around a relationship for years.
When they finally get together, the two lovers immediately enter into a sensual relationship. But Colt is called to Texas on business time and time again, and temptations await him there. Kendyl begins to doubt that he will ever be able to commit to her completely, heart and soul. When she decides to give him a wake up call by calling it quits, she hopes to turn things around.
Love’s Winding Road Sworn off women after the break-up with his long-time girlfriend Alexis, Dr. Jackson is pleasantly surprised to find he is attracted to his brother’s new physical therapist. Fiery redhead Stacie Abbott may be just what the doctor ordered.
As their relationship blossoms, Jackson soon discovers that Stacie has trust issues. She was in love once before and it ended badly.
Rocky Road to Romance Alex is attracted to the hostess at Chloe’s Place, Chelsea Wyatt. But Chelsea has a boyfriend…and a secret. When it becomes apparent to all around her she is in an abusive relationship, Alex is more determined than ever to convince her that he is the guy for her.
The Road to Forever When Dustin stopped calling, she realized it might not be meant to be, so she did what any young girl would do, and started dating someone else.
When Dustin calls to invite her to meet him for pizza and explains why he stopped calling, Cortney realizes, she’s in love with him, not Brandon, the guy she’s been dating.
A Dangerous Road to Destiny Marcos gets under her skin from the start.
Joanna has been hurt in love and would like to find a man she can count on. She starts dating Greg Grayson, whom she met on an online dating site. However, Greg is not who he appears to be.
All Roads Lead to You Jordan and Abbi have had an on and off relationship for years, but through it all have remained the best of friends. When Jordan changes his career plans and drops out of his residency at Baylor, it looks like it’s also the end for the two young lovers.
Eternal Road to Love Madison Grey’s life has been out of control since she was fifteen. After learning the truth surrounding her birth, she feels betrayed by all who profess to love her. It takes the understanding and patience of her childhood friend, Caleb Winters, Jr., to convince her that they were only trying to protect her from her biological father.
Road to Romance Mary Kate O’Grady is at loose ends, working in her family’s downtown restaurant while she figures out what she wants to do with her life.
Until the night a sexy Dallas firefighter saved her life, then it all became crystal clear.
And here is where you can buy it:
I’ll have another great release for you next month, so be sure to check back. Until then, happy reading!
Hi! I’m back with another author interview. This time, I am talking with Dee Stewart! Find out what she has to say.
Anna: Hello, Dee. Why don’t you tell the readers a little about yourself, where you are from, hobbies etcetera.
Dee: I am a wife, mother, and a high school English teacher. I live in Spring Hill, Florida. I started writing at age 13 and finished my first romance as a junior in high school. I’ve been an indie author for almost two years now, with nine books on the market. When I’m not teaching or writing, I love reading, watching movies with my husband, and socializing with my friends.
Anna: What genre do you write?
Dee: Contemporary romance/ romantic suspense
Anna: Tell us about your latest release.
Dee: Fighting for Brielle is the first book in a brand-new series – Laguna Beach Cops. Justice McQuaid is a former SEAL and lieutenant commander who loses his team in an ambush. When he’s forced to retire, the Secretary of State offers him a job as chief of police in Laguna Beach, where something fishy is going on that threatens the country. While patrolling the beach, he meets Sergeant Brielle McAdams, a feisty woman who is training for SWAT and his partner in every sense of the word. When she goes missing during a thunderstorm as they are working a major accident scene, Justice will stop at nothing to find her before a self-proclaimed revolutionary leader can turn her against her country. I especially love this couple!
Anna: What can we look for in the future from you?
Dee: More books in my Waiting Game series. I’m working on book three Waiting for Addie as we speak. And more books in my Laguna Beach cops series, and possibly a spin-off series of my Choice novels that have a darker edge to them.
Anna: Is there anything else you’d like to tell us? Contact info? Social media links?
Dee: You can find me here: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
And here is the cover and blurb for Fighting for Brielle!
Forced to retire from the Navy after an ambush kills his SEAL team, former Lieutenant Commander Justice McQuaid is sent to Laguna Beach by the Secretary of State to be its newest chief of police. His mission is to investigate a possible domestic threat, though he questions why he was specifically chosen for this job, especially since he suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Nothing is going to deter Sergeant Brielle McAdams from achieving her goal of becoming a SWAT officer for the LAPD. But unless she can pass one final physical challenge, she’s out. When she meets Justice patrolling the beach, she finds herself drawn into his life and his investigation.
When Brielle goes missing, it is a race against time to rescue her from a madman. For Justice, this is a mission he cannot fail to complete. Losing his men and his career nearly destroyed him. But losing Brielle, the woman who holds his heart, will break him.
Rescuing her is his greatest mission.
Thank you for joining us, Dee! Best of luck with your new book.
Readers, join me next week when I interview Author Jenny Plumb.
How are you all holding up with social distancing? Starting to get back out there? We’ve been home since March, only going out for essentials and doctor’s appointments. But I think we’ll venture out on Thursday for our wedding anniversary, very carefully.
I have lots of exciting things to share today. I’ll start with what’s coming soon. The first three books I wrote as Isabella Kole, back in 2013 and 2014, are coming back in a three book collection on May 14th. It’s titled Desire for Discipline Collection.
Also the very first book I ever wrote, Crossroad to Love, is in production for audio. No release date yet, but it should be available in a few months.
And today, another audio book released! Her Promised Dom, by Isabella Kole, is now available.
And the really big news is that I’ve decided to start sending out a monthly newsletter. If you’d like to be on the mailing list, here is the link to subscribe.
Welcome back! Today, I’m going to tell you all about Karia and the Prince, book two of Isabella Kole’s Avalon Adventures series. Soon, some other very talented authors will be adding a story of their own to the series, but right now, let’s talk about book two.
She’s dating the most eligible bachelor in the country, the heir to the throne, yet she craves the discipline of another man.
Follow Karia’s journey as she begins another year at the Academy of the Arts in the secluded Avalon Mountains. This year, she is deepening her relationship with the prince and finding out what dating a royal is really like. The paparazzi continues to stalk her whenever she is in the city.
Her assignment for this year is to write an article about the fashion industry. Designer Melinda Matthews has been a good contact and has helped her tremendously. Fashion Week is an experience she will never forget.
Still torn by her feelings for both the prince and the master, Karia continues to be confused as she excels in her work and studies. Should she just give up on men completely? Prince Henry is too busy for her at times, and even though the master still seeks to demand her submission, Karia feels that maybe she should forget them both and concentrate solely on her work.
Publisher’s Note: This is a story about power exchange.
And here is an excerpt from this story about a college girl and the love triangle she has found herself in:
Bloody hell, I thought I was going to get out of this. What does he want now? I hope it’s only discuss my week in the city,she thought as she waited for the other students to file out of the room.
Oliver wasted no time in getting to the reason for his request that she stay behind.
“Ms. Daly, I understand your visit to Fashion Week was a smashing success,” he began.
“I’m not sure what you mean, sir. I was able to get a lot of inside information for my article, which Professor Evelyn says is nearly ready to turn in.”
The man smiled, and his dark eyes seemed to twinkle. “That’s good to hear. And only one incident with the tabloids, which turned out not to be bad.”
“Yes, sir,” she replied as she looked down at her hands in her lap.
“Now, Ms. Daly, I doubt that you are going to agree with my rationale on this matter, but I believe you need a subtle reminder that you are no longer in the city with glamourous designers and high society people, attending one of the largest events of the year. You are back at the academy, a student, and you are not staying with the royal family, being given a driver and a royal guard for your use. You are living in a dorm room, attending classes, and your job right now is to study.”
“I’m not sure I understand, sir.”
He smiled at her again, and a shiver ran up and down her spine.
“My reason for saying you would most likely not agree with me. Now, I want you to stand and come forward.”
Karia got up, wiping her sweaty palms on her skirt, and walked to his desk where he now stood.
“Bend over my desk,” he commanded in a low tone.
“Yes, sir,” she answered as every nerve ending in her body stood at attention. He was going to punish her! She hadn’t done anything wrong. What was it he had said? This was a subtle reminder. He was putting her in her place, so that she wouldn’t forget where she belonged. It wasn’t in the city, attending fancy events, wearing designer clothes, or staying in the palace as a guest of the royal family. She was Karia Daly, student, commoner.
Why was she feeling excited? Was she one of those people who enjoyed the pain, the kinky side of life. Did she really like being spanked by the master? Was it just Oliver, or would she take it from any man? Henry certainly wasn’t willing to dish it out. Was she just a slut who wanted to have her cake and eat it too? She was using Henry for sex and Oliver for punishment? No, that wasn’t it at all. It couldn’t be. She was so confused.
She didn’t have time to dwell on it, though, because she felt the cold air hitting her bare behind when Oliver lifted her skirt and pulled down her serviceable white cotton panties required by the school. She missed her sexy lacy ones she had worn last week, the ones Henry liked.
As he rubbed the creamy white globes, Oliver said, “I will give you twenty with my hand and twenty with the paddle today, Karia.” He had used her given name! Not Ms. Daly!
She braced herself for the onslaught, and a second later, the first smack hit. She jumped, having not had a punishment in several days. The sensations began immediately, causing her juices to begin flowing. She only hoped she was spared the embarrassment of having him know.
Oliver rubbed her cheek before administering a second blow, this time, to the other one. His touch ignited something in her that she couldn’t explain. Eight more slaps rang out before he took a break and walked over to his cabinet to retrieve the wooden paddle she hated so much.
Karia was more confused than ever by this point. Her ass was on fire from only ten smacks of his hand, but there was a more intense fire burning within her. What did it mean? Was she attracted to her professor? He was young and handsome, in his dark and brooding way, but really? He was as different from Henry as the dark night was to the bright day. What did it all mean? She would not be able to deny him if he were to throw her over his desk and make love to her right this minute. And that thought, more so than any of the others running through her mind at that moment, greatly disturbed her. She was with Henry. They had never discussed being with others, but she assumed that he thought they were exclusive. Even with his reputation as a playboy and womanizer, she had no reason to believe he was seeing anyone else.
And then, Oliver returned. He had the paddle in his hand, and he commanded in a low tone, “I want you to count each swat of the wood. There will be ten in all, as I said before.”
“Y-yes, s-sir,” she managed to get out.
She heard the whooshas the implement swung through the air before making contact with her already red bottom. “One,” she said, wishing with all her heart that she could reach back and rub out the sting. Oliver prevented that by holding her hands with his free one.
“T-two,” she said, fighting hard to hold back the tears that were threatening to fall.
Another whoosh, and the wood smacked again, causing her to cry out, “Ow!”
“Count,” was all he said before she did.
“Four,” she said, tears now making their way down her cheeks.
The fifth swat hurt like hell, and then he started on her sit spots.
“Halfway there,” Oliver said as he placed a sixth on the top of one of her thighs.
“Seven,” she said as he placed a hard swat to her sit spot.
“Eight,” she groaned between sobs as the top of her thigh took another hit.
“Nine, ten,” she managed before she heard him lay the paddle on the desk. He pulled her up and she was in his arms before she really knew what had happened. What was this? He was holding her and whispering in her ear as she sobbed against his chest.
“There, there, it’s all over now, Karia. That’s a good girl, let it all out,” he was saying.
And she did. She cried and sobbed and held on to his shirt. When she had finally calmed and the sobs became occasional hiccups, he reached down and pulled her panties up gently. Her skirt fell back into place and he positioned her at arm’s length. Then, he handed her a tissue.
“How do you feel?” he asked.
How did she feel? Really, he was asking that after he’d just blistered the hell out of her ass? She couldn’t be honest with him. That was for sure. She couldn’t tell him that she wanted him to kiss her at this very moment, to tell her that he wanted her. What in the bloody hell was wrong with her? So, instead, she simply said, “May I go now, sir?”
USA Today Bestselling Author Isabella Kole presents her new Avalon Adventures series. Set in a mythical mountain, this book is very much a contemporary suspense filled romance with many twists. Combining the magical place with the real world and acknowledging some very true to life royal concerns, the first book is like nothing you’ve read before. The Academy tells the tale of a young journalism student destined to follow in her father’s footsteps being sent away to a college in the mountains where old fashioned discipline is practiced. A sexy playboy prince, a darkly handsome professor, and one young student begin a four year adventure that will end with Karia choosing the man she will spend her life with and her future role.
Here is some more information for you:
Treat yourself to an early Christmas gift. Take some time to relax during all the hustle bustle and read! $0.99 for a limited time only! USA Today Bestselling Author, Isabella Kole, presents book one of her new series.
He’s the PlayboyPrince.
Prince Henry never had to worry about anything – until his brother died. From that moment on, his life was turned upside down, and he enrolled in the prestigious academy. Karia wants to follow in her famous father’s footsteps as an investigative reporter. Her first assignment: Prince Henry. The only way to get close enough is to spend time with the handsome young royal. And can she do that without falling for the Playboy Prince? But there is danger afoot, and the very stern, very dark and handsome Master Armstrong doesn’t like the idea of Karia and the prince spending so much time together. Now, Karia is torn between the two men. She is secretly dating the prince, but there is something about the master that keeps drawing her to him… Publisher’s Note: This steamy academy romance contains strong elements of power exchange.
Isabella Kole has a new release. Let me tell you a little about it. It’s a standalone about two brothers and the women who love them.
Dane and Dax Daring are brothers. They are also Doms who are having problems with members of the opposite sex.
When Dane met Ann Slade, Annie to all who know her, he fell head over heels… so much so that he ignored what his brother and his friends said about being her rebound lover. He married her after three months of dating, giving up the lifestyle without even telling her he was a part of it. But once the couple starts having trouble, Dax suggests that maybe it’s time things change if Dane wants to stay married.
Dax, on the other hand, has always been adamant about exclusive relationships in that he just doesn’t do them. Now that he has gotten to know his new sister-in-law, he knows he can never settle for anyone who isn’t just like her. The problem with that is he’s been in love with Annie’s best friend, Angela, since he met her. And she is nothing like Annie. Will he keep fighting the temptation, or can Angela convince him they are meant to be?
Publisher’s Note: This sweet romance about two brothers and their women contains elements of power exchange.
Be sure to one click today to find out how these brothers win the women who hold their hearts. If you like anguish, adventure, romance, and happy endings, this one’s for you! Isabella Kole writes romance with a dash of discipline.
Her Hesitant Dom by USA Today Bestselling Author, Isabella Kole, is available now on Amazon!
When Kayla finally told her fiancé about her past, she feared he was going to call off the wedding. But twenty-four hours after storming out of her apartment, he returned and told her that he still wanted to marry her. He even promised that once they were settled, he would be willing to discuss the lifestyle with her.
Six months passed, and that conversation had never taken place. Until one night, when he let her know that he was displeased with something she had done. Now, Kayla is torn between her sweet, vanilla Zane and the new Dom he has become. She should be ecstatic. After all, this was what she wanted, wasn’t it? Then why is she having such a problem with it? To add to her confusion, the past rears its ugly head and questions need to be answered. It seems they both have issues to overcome.
Will her once hesitant Dom prove to be the man she needs, the one she craves? Can Zane learn to blend his vanilla persona with the new version of himself into the perfect man for his beautiful, sexy wife?
Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange. While it is book six of the Dominant Men series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.
Hello there! I know many of you haven’t heard from me in quite some time. Well, there is a good reason for that. I’ve suffered three deaths in my immediate family in the last year and a half, and writing was very difficult for me. I have since remarried and moved to Florida, and things are falling into place for me as I start this new chapter in my life.
But, the good news is I’m back, and 2019 is looking good. I was able to release a few books in 2018, but this year, I’m determined to get back in the game. I’m working on a series, Dominant Men, with my Isabella Kole pen name. The first one released in October, 2018. Book two will release in March and book three in April, with more to come. I released a children’s book with one of my granddaughters, using my real name. Abraham’s Soul, by Anna Kristell, was rereleased with a new cover in October. And in December, I put together a book about my hometown, which was a collaboration of several people from the town, reliving some of their favorite memories.
As Anna, I’m also involved in a secret project with some awesome authors. Look for the preorder to that book later in the month.
I’ll give you the links to my 2018 books in this post, so you can check them out.