Dominant Men, Book Five is here!

Hi, again! This week, I’m going to talk about my latest release, Her Second Chance Dom. What would it be like to find the love of your life after twenty years? The one you let get away? Well, you’ll find out in this second chance romance as Camille gets her second chance with the guy she walked away from all those years ago. But a lot has changed since then, and some things have stayed the same, so will they be able to put the past behind them and make it work this time? Maybe.

Here’s the blurb for Her Second Chance Dom:

Camille Robertson, savvy professional woman, has found herself alone again. She and her husband have just divorced. However, an old lover reappears in her life at about the same time, so maybe she won’t be alone for long. Twenty years ago, Camille had ended things with this man, the one true love of her life, because he wanted to marry, and raise a large family. He also wanted her to be his submissive. But Camille was on the fast track, climbing the ladder to success, and no one was going to tell her what to do. 

Cody Larkin is recently widowed, raising his four children alone. Amazingly, the one who got away has recently come back into his life. They both made mistakes twenty years ago. Can they make it work this time around? 

Surprisingly, Camille is ready to compromise with Cody to make a go of it, but his oldest daughter continues to be a stumbling block for the couple. Will Camille ever win her over so she and her second chance Dom can be together? 

And now, the buy links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TCJP2M4

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TCJP2M4

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07TCJP2M4

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07TCJP2M4

Happy reading. Book Six, Her Hesitant Dom, releases in July!

And if you haven’t read the first four books, they are also available on Amazon.

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Her Texas Dom, Dominant Men Book Four

I’m back again with exiting news! Book four in my (Isabella Kole) Dominant Men series is live on Amazon! The series continues with a new story, this one about Audrey Carter, a New York gal, and Beau Birch, a Texas cowboy. Even though Audrey appeared in book three, this book can be read as a standalone. Let me tell you a little about it.

Her Texas Dom

Audrey Carter is feeling very discontented. She’s hoping a trip to visit her old friends in Texas will help give her a fresh perspective on life. What she doesn’t count on is meeting the only man who has ever made her heart sing, and finding a peaceful place where she’d like to spend her days. But she is a New Yorker, through and through. How can she possibly even consider giving up her city life for the quiet of the country?

Beau Birch is a cowboy slash cover artist. Handsome enough to be on one of the covers he designs for his friend’s new publishing company, he hopes to pursue his dream of working in the industry full time. When he meets Audrey, who is visiting his publisher friend from New York, he falls head over heels for her, something he finds quite astounding. He has been thinking of settling down but didn’t think he’d ever find anyone who could meet his expectations. Until now.

But both of them are keeping lifestyle secrets, and when Audrey returns home to a whole new set of problems, it looks like a future for the two of them is out of the question. Is there a way for Beau to convince her to give up everything to be with him in the Lone Star state?

Publisher’s note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange. While this is book four in the Dominant Men series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RP24WW1

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RP24WW1

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07RP24WW1

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07RP24WW1

Her Promised Dom

 

Hi, everyone, and happy Friday! What’s going on in my world this week? Well, today, book three in Isabella Kole’s Dominant Men series released! The title is Her Promised Dom and I’m going to tell you a little about it. I hope you’ve read the first two, Her Blue Collar Dom and Her Convenient Dom already. In this series, the books can be read as standalones. Some of the same characters pop up from time to time, but each story is a separate one.

How about the blurb, for starters?

Can they possibly find their way back to each other, after all this time? Is there any amount of compromising that could make him keep that long-ago promise? And will Cora be able to accept life as a submissive if he does?

Cora Watson is headed back to her hometown in Texas for her grandmother’s funeral. Now a successful New York editor, she rarely makes it back to the small town she grew up in. She’s in for a big surprise, however, when she goes out for a night out with an old friend and discovers that her high school sweetheart happens to be in town at the same time.

Dale Barton broke her heart. Now, here he is, looking better than ever and wanting to spend time with her. So much has changed, though. She’s moved on, never looking back, and he is now a club Dom, a self-proclaimed confirmed bachelor. He lives in Texas, and she in the Big Apple. And then there’s that promise he made to her, all those years ago – one she has tried to put out of her mind.

Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romance blends spicy with sweet as these two lovers are reunited. While it is part of the Dominant Men series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Excited yet?

How about an excerpt?

“I know you said you like being a swinging bachelor, but haven’t you ever found someone whom you really cared for?” she asked as she took a sip.

Looking at her for a long moment before answering, he finally answered, “I wasin love, once. But it didn’t work out, and I’ve just never seen any reason to get tied up with anyone since then.”

“Oh, I see. Did she break your heart? Is that why you’re so against settling down?”

“No, she didn’t break my heart. It broke my heart that we didn’t work out, but she didn’t do it. How about you, Cora Beth, is there a guy waiting for you back in the Big Apple?”

She shook her head. “No, there’s no one special. I date, but there’s never really been any one person in particular who has kept my attention past a few casual dates. I’m pretty busy with work, anyway, so a serious affair probably wouldn’t work out.”

They lingered for hours, talking and laughing. They found that even after all this time, they still shared a good many common interests. When they finally left the restaurant, he asked if she’d like to go dancing with him.

She readily agreed, and he drove to a club he’d heard about from Bruce. As they walked into the dimly lit room, they saw several couples on the dance floor. A slow song was playing, and he led her onto the floor. Taking her into his strong embrace, he slowly moved with her around the floor with ease, pulling her closer as he kissed the top of her blonde head. He leaned down and whispered, “I’d love to get you alone, baby, but I’m at my folk’s place and you’re at yours, so I guess it’s off-limits for us.”

“Damn the luck, Barton. There’s always your car, like the old days,” she teased as she looked up at him.

“Don’t tempt me, or I might just take you up on that, Cora Beth.” He grinned and winked, remembering the times that long-ago summer when they had parked in his car and made sweet love. “Or I could take you to my place in Austin one day this week. We could be alone there and rekindle the old flame for a while,” he whispered.

“Dale, I really don’t think that’s a very good idea. I’m not one of your one-night stands, and I’ll be going back to New York soon.”

“I never imagined for a moment that you were one of my one-night stands, Cora. I certainly didn’t mean to imply that.”

“We may never be together again, Dale, so why open all that back up?”

“Why indeed, Miss Watson?” he replied as he led her off the floor and to a table.

He ordered drinks for the two of them. When the server had gone, he said, “The offer still stands. If you’d like to spend a day with me in Austin before you go home, say the word. We don’t have to jump in the sack. I would just like the chance to spend some more time with a very dear old friend.”

“Let me see how things are going with Gram’s house, and I’ll get back to you,” she said as she fought the desire to throw caution to the wind and readily agree.

“Fair enough, Cora Beth,” he replied as their drinks arrived.

They talked for a while longer, finished their drinks, and then he announced that he was going to take her home.

She allowed him to take her hand again as they strolled slowly to his car. Once inside, he leaned across the seat and kissed her, gently, at first. When she responded willingly, he deepened the kiss, probing the softness of her mouth with his tongue. As he released her, he looked into the familiar amethyst gray eyes he’d once loved and smiled.

She shyly returned the smile, hoping that he couldn’t hear the pounding of her heart or notice that her limbs had turned to mush. The heat from his kiss spread through her body like wildfire. If he’d tried, he probably could have had her right there in the car in the parking lot of the club. But, instead of taking it further, he started the car and silently drove her home. When they arrived, he walked her to the door and once again kissed her passionately.

As he started to walk away, he reminded her, “Call me, Cora Beth, and let me know you’ll spend another day with me before you go back to the Big Apple.”

Knowing that after tasting his sweet lips again, she could never refuse him, she replied, “I will.”

She walked into the house and up the stairs. As she undressed for bed, her mind was already made up. She would go to Austin with him, and whatever happened would happen. After all, it was the year of their thirtieth birthdays.

Now, here are the buy links so you can find out what happens to Cora and Dale.

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QDBN82N

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QDBN82N

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07QDBN82N

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07QDBN82N

Next week, I’ll be heading back to my home state of Indiana to speak about writing romance at a writer’s workshop and I also will be signing books at my hometown library. While there, I hope to see a lot of family and friends. So, until next time, happy reading. Book four in the Dominant Men series will be here in May! There are a lot of exciting things coming up, so stay tuned!

An Author’s Busy Weekend

I’m back after a fun weekend at Book Obsessed Babes Author Signing Event in historical St. Augustine. The Mardi Gras themed event was coordinated by Taira Wilds and her fantastic group of volunteers. This was my first time to attend this signing, and it certainly won’t be my last. The fun started on Friday night with a meet and greet party for the authors in the Colonial Quarter area in the historical district. We enjoyed a Cajun buffet, a DJ, and lots of mingling and picture taking.

On Saturday, we gathered in the morning to set up, take group and individual photos, and then we had lunch. After that, the VIP ticket holders came in and the general public joined us a little later. Until 4:30, we laughed, talked books with readers and had all kinds of fun. There were also interviews with the Hangin With Web Show. And even though I’m suffering with knee issues and had to wear a brace,  which, unfortunately, you’ll see in the photo, I enjoyed the entire event!

Some friends of ours even stopped by to see me and to have a book signed!

 

***But that’s not all that happened over the weekend. On Friday, March 8, Book Two in my Dominant Men series, Her Convenient Dom by USA Today Bestselling Author, Isabella Kole, was released by Blushing Books! It’s done very well so far and I’d like to share some comments from reviewers with you and tell you a little about the book. And even though it’s book two, it can be read as a standalone!

“This is a wonderful story about two people, Harper – a young nurse’s assistant, and Parker, a well-to-do older widower with two young children.” 5 stars*****

“The side plot of the unwanted hostile takeover attempts present a few problems for them, and that plot has a couple of unforeseen twists including some violence, but there is a very HEA ending that will warm your heart. The spankings are more sensual than harsh, and the sex is very vanilla. How vanilla you ask, well there is even a vanilla-scented bubble bath scene. If you are looking for a feel good story with a little kink and sensual sex without graphic excess, this one is for you.” 4 Stars****

“I really enjoyed this book by Isabella Kole.  I give it an enthusiastic 5 stars!”*****

“This is a nice long read.” 5 stars*****

“From the beginning to the end, Ms. Isabella Kole knocked this one out of the park. OMG, between the amazing characters, their interaction, the people around them, to the mystery suspense, this was a page-turning tale. 5 stars*****

“A good old fashioned romance. Evans meets Harper after his son had an accident at the Dr. She instantly likes him and before you know things turns interesting. A lovely read.” 5 stars*****

Now, here’s the blurb for Her Convenient Dom:

Parker Bentley, widower and owner of a popular restaurant chain, has just asked his nanny to marry him. And he’s made it very clear that even though it is a marriage of convenience to save his company from a takeover, it will be a real marriage. There will be no divorce, ever. He will be the head of the household, and she will have rules to follow. She will want for nothing, with a beautiful home in Chicago, a beach house in South Carolina, and money to buy whatever she wants. In return, she will help him run his business and his household, and raise his two small children. She will be his wife, in every sense of the word. His convenient wife.

Harper Easton can’t believe her luck. The handsome, sweet man she works for has just asked her to marry him. However, there are strings attached. He expects her loyalty, her obedience, and her trust. Someone is trying to steal his affections and his company, and he is not having any of it. Harper is the key to preventing that from happening. She knows he doesn’t love her, even though she is beginning to have feelings for him. Can she go through with it? How hard can it be? After all, he is a wonderful father, a fair employer, and fun to be around. Surely, she could be his wife, his lover, his partner and mother to his children without love getting in the way. And as far as his domineering ways are concerned, she finds those very sexy indeed…

And here are the buy links:Amazon US: www.amazon.com/dp/B07PK8VQTZ
Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PK8VQTZ
Amazon CA: www.amazon.ca/dp/B07PK8VQTZ
Amazon AU:www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07PK8VQTZ

***Check back soon for  info for Book Five of our RomCom series, Heart & Soul, Catching Chase by Anne Welch. Six authors; six happily ever afters.

 

Isabella Teams Up With Coleen Singer

 

submitting-to-her-professor-200x300-2Hello again! My spicier side, Isabella Kole, has teamed up with the awesome Coleen Singer for a sweet little romance. Let me fill you in.

 

BLURB:

Annie has a hard time saying no. She is a worrier and always tries her best to please everyone. When she allows a smarmy, big guy on campus to talk her into letting him into the research lab she works in, knowing it is against the rules, it really lands her in big trouble.

Mortified after her employer, young, sexy professor, Jackson Davis, catches her in what appears to be an incriminating position, Annie fears losing her job, and maybe even expulsion and an arrest. When Dr. Davis proposes an alternate solution to her, how can she refuse? After all, hasn’t it always been a secret desire of hers to experience discipline at the hands of a handsome man?

Only problem is, the more time she spends with the hot professor, the more she finds herself falling for him – and that’s just asking for heartbreak, isn’t it?

Publisher’s Note: Sweet romance with a mild sexual scene and domestic discipline. If this offends you, please refrain from buying this book.

EXCERPT:

The hurt in his voice made Annie feel even worse. When he had been scolding her, she could at least try to defend herself. But when he reproached her quietly, she knew she had no good excuse for her behavior. She couldn’t believe she had done such a thing – she knew it was wrong, and she had allowed Paulie to talk her into it. She felt so guilty that she was afraid her knees would buckle, and her stomach was in knots.

“Why did you do it?” Jack repeated sternly.

Annie wished the floor would open and she would fall right through. She had never been so ashamed in her life. She knew she had to answer his question, even though she had no excuse for her miserable behavior. He would just keep repeating it until she answered. “I…h-he came and sat with me at dinner. He seemed so nice.” It was all she was able to choke out.

“So you invited him to my lab to have sex?” Jack asked incredulously.

“No, no!” Annie responded desperately. “I…he wanted to go some place where we could be warm. H-he…kissed me. And he wanted to come here so we’d be out of the cold.”

“So you said sure and brought him here.”

Annie was flustered again, and the shame burned through her whole body. She couldn’t seem to explain herself, probably because there really was no excuse for what she had done. “No, I told him we couldn’t come here. I explained about the laws and the rules and…well…”

“Well, what? How did you end up here, then?”

“I don’t know!” Annie almost wailed. “I tried and tried to tell him no, but he just kept begging me and demanding, and somehow, I gave in and we came here.”

“So all you had to do was tell him no. It’s not like he grabbed the key card from you and broke in or anything like that. He just asked enough times until you said yes? Annie, that doesn’t make any sense.”

“I know,” Annie whispered.

“Why didn’t you just keep saying no? Is that so hard?” Jack demanded.

“I don’t know. I mean, yes. I mean, I don’t know why I gave in. It is hard to say no.”

* * *

Jack was starting to get himself under control now, but he knew he still had every right to feel very angry with Annie. He grabbed a chair from the desk, turned it around to face her, and sat in it. He took Annie by the arms and stood her directly in front of him. With him sitting, they were on the same level and he could look directly into her eyes.

“Annie, what you have done tonight is very serious. There are strict laws protecting lab animals, and you broke those laws by bringing food and drink into the lab, not to mention the alcohol and illegal drugs.”

“But I…” Annie interrupted.

Jack shook his head. “No, Annie, it doesn’t matter whether you knew what your little friend was bringing in or not. You unlocked the door and let him in, and that makes you legally responsible.”

Annie hung her head again. Jack continued, “Not only did you break federal animal protection laws, you broke very strict university rules, allowing no unauthorized persons to enter animal labs. The university could lose its standing with granting agencies if your behavior were to be known and go unpunished. So, in addition to being arrested for violating federal laws, you could be expelled from the university for your behavior.”

* * *

Annie stood in front of Jack, feeling as if she wanted to die. She was absolutely horrified by what she had done. She couldn’t believe she had allowed some stupid frat boy to cause all of her dreams to go up in smoke. She was the first one in her family to go to college; she had been valedictorian of her high school; she was the one all her family had pinned their hopes on. Now, she had ruined everything – all for some stupid boy and his kisses. She had gotten a full scholarship to a prestigious Ivy League university and had a chance to make something of herself, and she had blown it. Not just blown it but really exploded it. Now, she was not only going to be kicked out of school, she was going to jail! Jail! She had never felt worse in her life.

“Not only can you be arrested and expelled, but, Annie, I placed my trust in you. You knew the rules, and you knew how important my lab is to me. I could lose my research grant because of what you’ve done! I have to have these studies published to get tenure, and you risked all that, just to let that scumbag in here tonight because you liked the way he kissed you? I placed my trust in you, and this is how you repay me? What do you have to say for yourself?”

If Annie thought she had felt bad after he told her about being arrested and kicked out of school, it was nothing to what she felt now. How could she have done that to him? She didn’t know it was possible to feel so bad. She wished she had never been born. She wished she could just die right now, so she wouldn’t have to see Professor Davis looking at her like that. She willed her heart to stop so she could end her pain. She also realized that she didn’t deserve the easy way out. She deserved to suffer. She deserved to be thrown out of school, publicly shamed, and sent to jail.

“Annie, do you have anything to say for yourself?” Jack repeated.

“No, sir.” Annie tried to stifle her sob.

There was a pause while Jack just looked at her. “Well, Annie, what are we going to do with you, hmm?” Jack asked rhetorically.

He was surprised when Annie answered.

“Call the police and have me expelled and sent to jail.” Annie sobbed quietly, with her head hanging as low as it could go.

* * *

Her utter dejection and obvious remorse almost made Jack smile, despite his anger. Almost. He was still annoyed with her, and if he could have, he would still have liked to spank her for her behavior, but he really had no intention of reporting her and having her either expelled or arrested. And even if she had been arrested, she wouldn’t have ended up jailed for a charge like this; she would have ended up with a fine. She must have jumped to conclusions when he had told her that she could be arrested. This kind of thing did happen all the time, and although he wanted to put enough fear into her so she never did it again, she had not actually had the food or drink in the room with the rats, only in the outer office, which was not nearly as bad. Besides, it was a paperwork nightmare for him to report her. He took a deep breath and used his sternest tone.

“Annie, I am furious with you. What you did was inexcusable! I should spank you until you can’t sit down for a week.”

Uh oh! How did that slip out? Jack couldn’t believe he had said that out loud! He tried to think of something to say immediately and hoped she wouldn’t notice, but she looked up quickly at him with wide, shocked eyes. “I don’t want you to be expelled or arrested either, Annie, but your behavior cannot be tolerated,” Jack said the first thing he could think of to try to distract her.

* * *

Annie couldn’t believe her ears. Did he just say that he should spank her? Was he really going to spank her before sending her to jail? She certainly deserved it, she thought, and she had plenty of fantasies about being spanked by a handsome man for her misdeeds. But reality seemed quite different from her fantasies. In her fantasies, it was always a boyfriend or husband who spanked her, and it was always because he loved her and wanted her to become a better person. And even in her fantasies, a spanking had never been as justified as it was now, in reality. She couldn’t believe she had done something so awful. She was lost in her reflections when she suddenly realized he had asked her another question.

“I’m sorry, sir, what did you say?” Annie whispered tentatively.

“For Christ’s sake, Annie, aren’t you even listening to me?” Annie flinched at the expletive and Jack realized that she probably wasn’t listening because she was processing his threat to spank her. Shit, she was probably planning to sue him for harassment. After what she had done to him, now she was going to come out looking like the victim! Damn! How could he have let that slip? He had just been so mad! And she did deserve it!

On top of everything else, he was going to have to fire her, and that pissed him off as well. Damn it, she had been a great research assistant, but he couldn’t just keep her after a stunt like this. She had to be punished, and although he wasn’t going to have her expelled or charged, he couldn’t just keep her on as if nothing had happened. It was too bad he couldn’t spank her. That could have solved everything. He could punish her to make sure she never did anything like that again, but he wouldn’t have to lose his best research assistant. Ah well, no use hoping for the impossible. Even just having brought it up might cost him his job, if she reported him for it. Damn, damn, damn! He was so mad at her for everything.

“I’m really sorry. I know what I did was wrong. I don’t know how I could have done it. I don’t want to go to jail! I am so, sorry.” Annie was sobbing so hard that her legs gave out and she fell to her knees. Jack sighed and reached over and pulled her back to a standing position, so that she was positioned directly in front of him again.

“Annie.” Jack sighed again. “You are not going to go to jail. I am not going to report you. However, your behavior…” Jack started to explain that he would have to fire her, but Annie interrupted him by falling to her knees again and grabbing both of his shins in an awkward hug.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, for not sending me to jail. How can I ever thank you? I’m so scared to go to jail! Thank you, thank you for just expelling me. Thank you so much, sir.” It was not easy for Jack to understand her through her sobs. He took her arm and pulled her back to her feet again. He ran his hand through his hair in frustration, then took another deep breath.

“Annie, you’re not going to be expelled, either. I’m not going to report you. But this kind of behavior cannot go unpunished. Annie, do you understand me?” Jack wasn’t sure that Annie could even hear him through her sobs.

Annie couldn’t believe it! Did he just say that he was not going to have her expelled or arrested? She knew she deserved both and worse, but was he really going to let her go without the public shame of arrest and expulsion?

“Annie, I said this behavior cannot go unpunished. I am going to have to fire you.” Jack took Annie by the shoulders to try to get her to look at him, so he could see if she had heard him over her sobs. He made his voice stern again. “Annie, stop that crying this instant! Do you hear what I’m saying?”

To Jack’s surprise, Annie managed to choke back her sobs immediately and turned her face up to look at him. “Yes, sir,” she choked softly. “I have to be punished so you’re going to fire me.” After a pause, she added, “Is that all you’re going to do to me?”

“Why, isn’t that enough?” Jack said wryly, hoping she wasn’t going to start accusing him of harassment now.

“Well, what about that other thing you said?” Annie asked, her face starting to flush.

“What other thing?” Jack pretended not to know what she was talking about.

Annie’s face went even redder. “The spanking,” she said softly.

Jack didn’t know what to say and wanted desperately not to incriminate himself. “Why, do you want a spanking?” he asked brusquely.

“No, but I don’t want to be fired, either.”

Jack’s whole body tingled suddenly. Was she asking him for a spanking? “Then, what are you saying? That you want to trade being fired for a spanking?” Jack couldn’t believe they were even having this conversation.

Annie took a moment to answer. “W-well, i-if you’ll let me, I guess. I thought you were going to do both to me. I feel so bad about what I did. I deserve to be kicked out of school and sent to jail, I know, and to be spanked and fired. And I’m so grateful to you for letting me stay in school me and not sending me to jail…” Her sobs started again softly.

Jack broke in, “Annie, I’m not your father. I can’t just spank you…” His voice trailed off. What the hell was he saying? He wanted to spank her so badly! Why was he saying this! On the other hand, it wasn’t worth his job, if she reported him. Annie still just stood in front of him with her head down. “Even if you deserve it,” he finished.

“There has to be something I can do. I want to make it up to you, somehow.” Annie still looked at the ground as she spoke quietly. “Maybe I can just work for you for free, and you don’t have to pay me. I can get another work study job, and I can try to repay you by working for free.” She paused. “Oh, you probably don’t even want me around now that you can’t trust me anymore.” She paused again and a few tears trickled down her cheek. “But I just feel so bad. I feel so bad! I am so, sorry and there is nothing I can do.” She put her hands up and covered her face.

Author Bios:

COLEEN SINGER

Coleen Singer loves snowstorms, fresh hot coffee and her cat, Stud Muffin. She loves to write romantic stories with good, old-fashioned men. She also loves to hear from her fans. You can write her at: coleensingerauthor@gmail.com. 

If you want to get all her latest releases the minute they go live, please join Blushing Books’ Newsletter. http://goo.gl/sR1NKn

ISABELLA KOLE

USA Today and International bestselling author, Isabella Kole, lives in southern Indiana, where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Always an avid romance reader, she began writing several years ago, and although she has had several sweet romances published under a different pen name, Accepting His Terms is the first erotic romance in her collection.

You can find Isabella on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Isabella-Kole-Author/580591041984962?ref=hl and on Twitter as @blushingizzy

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Sweet Town Love

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Hi! This week, Sweet Town Love released, an anthology with 12 bestselling authors. Each story takes place in a small town and is written about a dominant hero and a strong heroine, sweet romances sure to warm your heart.

My story, Always You, is about two people, suddenly going through life changes, who decide to move back to their hometown at the same time. Their paths cross and, even though they knew each other in school, things are much different now.

Other authors include Maggie Ryan, Chula Stone, Alyssa Bailey, Vanessa Brooks, Stevie MacFarlane, Rayanna Jamison, Paige Parsons, Georgia St. Claire, Adrienne Blake, Misty Malone and Beth Bennett.

Here’s the blurb for Always You:

Lydie Granger is going home. There is nothing for her in New York since the death of her husband/Dom. She sold her home and her business, returning to the small Midwestern town she grew up in, leaving behind the life she has known with Paul.

Rance Kimball is going home, too. After a failed relationship and many years on a ranch in Wyoming, it’s time to make a fresh start.

When Rance meets Lydie, he realizes that she is the same girl he has always dreamed about, since high school. And when he teasingly threatens to discipline her, he finds out that all she really wants is for someone to take care of her. Is he the man for the job? Will Lydie fall for the numbers geek who idolized her twenty years ago, when she didn’t even know he existed?

Excerpt:

When they were seated at a corner table in a local Italian restaurant he’d found recently, she said, “So, Mr. Rance Kimball, tell me about this farm of yours. How can you run a farm and work a full week at the office?”

He chuckled. “Actually, I work four days a week at the office. I also have hired a few guys to help out with the animals I’m getting ready to purchase.”

“Does everyone in this town only work four days a week? That’s my sister’s schedule, too.”

“Laid back and small town, what can I say? Definitely not the rat race you’re used to. Even on a Wyoming ranch, things were pretty fast paced.”

“I guess I’ll eventually adjust. You seem to be doing fine.”

“It’s had its moments, believe me.”

“What brought you back here?” she asked. “I’m sorry, maybe that was too personal.”

“I don’t mind. A broken relationship—with the woman who owned the major part of the ranch I was part owner of.”

“Ouch, that’s raw,” she said. “I’m sorry, a business disagreement?”

He laughed. “No, more of a personal one, you could say. We were an item for years. Then, one day, a smooth talking stranger came to town, and that was it. She is now married to him. I sold her back my shares in the ranch, sold all my stuff, and left town. My family is all here, so I came back here to start a new life.”

“How heartbreaking for you,” Lydia said sympathetically.

“You know, that’s the crazy thing about it. I wasn’t heartbroken. It was almost like a relief.”

“Then, she wasn’t the one for you. I hope you find your soul mate.”

I already did, years ago, he thought to himself. He dismissed the thought as soon as it entered his head. They chatted amicably over lunch, returning to his office to finish some more business before she said goodbye.

“Thank you for lunch and for all your help today.”

“I’ll get all these figures worked out for the business and give you a call in a few days. We can make the arrangements to move some of your money to the local bank as we talked about, too.”

“Sounds great,” she said. “Thanks again, Mr. Kimball.”

“Rance, please, after all, we are old classmates,” he said with a grin.

“Have a good evening, Rance.”

And she was gone. Wow, what an exciting woman she had turned out to be. And nice, too. If only…

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Author Bio:

Anna Kristell loves a good love story. Always an avid reader, the many facets of relationships have always interested her. That, combined with her way of spinning a tale, set the tone for her writing.

Anna writes sweet romance. She writes about friendships, hardships, social issues and couples finding their way along the twisted road to romance. Although they may suffer many obstacles along the way, her heroes and heroines always seem to find their way.

Most known for her beloved Fab Five series, Anna has also written several standalone romances.

In her spare time, Anna loves to travel and meet her readers.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Check out her website at www.annakristellromance.com and on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Kristell/e/B00B1LK14W/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1476048965&sr=8-1.

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Hannah’s Horror…A Blessing or a Curse???

hannahs-horrorUSA Today Bestselling Author, Isabella Kole, brings you this romantic mystery just in time for Halloween! Let me tell you a little bit about it! The story is made up of three vacations over the course of a summer. The first one is in Iowa, along the banks of the Mississippi. Some of the supernatural things that take place in the story actually happened to the author… The second trip is in the mountains of Tennessee, and the third takes place in Myrtle Beach. Two college girls, one with a gift she isn’t sure she wants, and their boyfriends find themselves involved in some strange and dangerous situations. This is a spicy romantic mystery.

Blurb:

A blessing or a curse? That’s what Hannah Stone can’t decide about a special gift she’s been given.

When Hannah and her best friend, Cassie, joined by their boyfriends, set out on one last fun-filled summer of vacations before beginning their senior year of college, they have no idea just how adventurous the trips are going to be.

An old inn that sits along the banks of the Mississippi holds a secret or two, and Hannah finds herself in the thick of things, much to the disapproval of her protective boyfriend. When he reveals his dominant side to her, will it turn her off or endear him to her forever?

The Smoky Mountain trip, where unknown dangers are hiding, turns out to be a life-changing experience.

And the last vacation…a relaxing beach trip…may be the one that convinces her the ‘gift’ is a rare and treasured blessing.

Excerpt:

The man watched as the car backed out and headed down the mountain. Now was the time. He’d been watching the cabin for several days. He’d thought he had it made with two young women alone there, but then those two had shown up.

He was in need of a shower and food. Roughing it in the mountains was not his idea of a good time. He’d managed to fool those two men the night before, by cleaning up in a stream, but he wanted a real, honest to goodness, steaming hot shower.

He stepped onto the deck. The hot tub looked inviting, but he had other ideas. He checked the door. Damned bitches had locked it. He took a pocketknife out of his pants pocket and jimmied it until it gave for him. Opening it quietly, he stepped inside the door, which led to the kitchen. Where were they? He looked down at the rope in his hand. Stupid boyfriends or husbands, whatever they were, had even supplied him with the rope. He laughed to himself.

Ah, the redhead was sitting in the room with the fireplace, reading. Perfect! He crept up behind her and placed his hand over her mouth. Whispering in her ear, he said, “Stay quiet, little one, and no one gets hurt. I am going to borrow your shower, and then you and your little blonde friend are going to fix me a meal. Got it?” Cassie nodded her head. He removed his hand and waited while she fought the urge to scream.

“Atta girl, now point me in the direction of the shower and get me a towel, now!”

Cassie got up on shaky legs and led him into her room. She pointed in the direction of the private bath and told him the towels were on the shelf.

“Just to make sure you don’t get any ideas about running, I am going to have to tie you up, girlie.” He came toward her with the rope. Cassie took a step back, but he was quick, and he grabbed her wrist, flung her around and sat her down hard on a chair. He tied her wrists and ankles with the rope and sneered at her as he went into the bathroom. He picked up a scarf that was on the counter and returned to the bedroom, gagging her so she couldn’t scream.

Cassie looked around. Oh God, was he Sam? Where was Hannah? She had said she wasgoing to take a nap. Damn it, Hannah, wake the hell up and go get help while he is in the bathroom!

In the next room, Hannah was still sleeping soundly. She woke slightly and could vaguely hear the shower running in Cassie’s bathroom. Why was she taking a shower now?

Groggily, she sat up and looked at the clock on the bedside table. It was eleven o’clock. The boys should be back for lunch soon. They had gone to town for something.

And then she saw her. The girl was standing at the foot of her bed. “He is here, Hannah.”

She was gone.

What? He was here? Where? He couldn’t be in the cabin. She must have meant he was here on the mountain.

Hannah went into her own bathroom and splashed her face. She brushed her teeth, applied light make up and fluffed her curls with her fingers. Then she went into the kitchen to make a fresh pot of coffee.

She was just about to pour a cup when he appeared. The man walked out of Cassie’s bedroom and said, “Oh, good, I feel like a new man after that shower, and now, you have fresh coffee all ready for me.”

“Wh-who are you? Where is Cassie? How did you…”

“Inquisitive little thing, now, ain’t you? Name is Jim.”

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Author Bio:

  • USA Today and International bestselling author, Isabella Kole, lives in southern Indiana, where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Always an avid romance reader, she began writing several years ago, and although she has had several sweet romances published under a different pen name, Accepting His Terms is the first erotic romance in her collection.
  • If you are a fan of Regency romance, you won’t want to miss her Loving the Nobleman series, book one, Remington’s Rules, book two, Emily’s Emergence and book three, Duchess’s Desire.
  • You can find Isabella on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Isabella-Kole-Author/580591041984962?ref=hl and on Twitter as @blushingizzy
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