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!

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Heart & Soul Series, Book Six

Well, it’s finally here! Book six, the final installment of our romantic comedy Heart & Soul series. This one, Cuddle Buddies, is written by the fabulous Lizabeth Scott and is now available for preorder.

And Lizabeth is having a giveaway on her facebook page!

Go to her page and like, comment and share on her promo post for a chance to win a signed copy!

https://www.facebook.com/LizabethScottAuthor/photos/a.1431726700402730/2243228932585832/?type=3&theater

Let me tell you a little about her story.

PREORDER NOW!

You’re invited to an all-inclusive mountain resort and spa. Come and relax—let nature take care of your mind, body, and soul. And its gift to you in return, is LOVE!

Computer software whiz Declan Arnault finds himself in the wilds of Tennessee on a parental mandated vacation simply because at thirty-four he chooses to work eighty-hour work weeks. His parents would rather he marry and provide them with even more evil grand-spawns than they already have.

While his father insists Rossen’s Mind Body & Soul Resort isn’t a camp, Declan begs to differ. Any place that offers fishing and hiking as “must do” activities is a camp! And he doesn’t do “nature” or “outdoor activities!”

Professional snuggler Zoe Daniels has never seen anyone that needed a comforting hug more than the awkward, fumbling, and totally irresistible man who took an unexpected dunk in the lake.

When she discovers her new client is the same man she’d lusted over, her professionalism is challenged in more ways than one. How can she lie in bed with her arms wrapped around him and NOT want to climb his body?

Some things she just can’t control. But she will. Because it’s her job. He’s a job. And only a job. Well…until he’s not.

This book is part of the multi author Heart & Soul Series
Love Hooked – Jeannette Winters
Morning Elixir – Lena Lane
Cali’s Cravings – Anna Kristell
Loving Pierce – Elizabeth Lennox
Catching Chase – Anne Welch
Cuddle Buddies – Lizabeth Scott

PREORDER NOW!
Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PSBX1PC
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PSBX1PC
Amazon CA – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PSBX1PC
Amazon AU – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07PSBX1PC
Apple Books – http://bit.ly/getcuddlebuddies
B&N – http://bit.ly/BNcuddlebuddies
Kobo – http://bit.ly/Kobocuddlebuddies
Google Play – http://bit.ly/cuddlebuddies-GP

Want to check out other books by the six authors in this series? Well, you can. Below is a list of their websites.

Heart & Soul Series Book Five

Heart and Soul series promoAs promised, I’m back with the information for book five of our multi-author romcom series, Heart & Soul.  Catching Chase, by Anne Welch, is now available for preorder and will be delivered to your e-reading device on June 7, 2019. Here is a little about Anne’s book. This gal really knows her romcom, having written both satire and romance in the past.

Blurb for Catching Chase:

You’re invited to an all inclusive mountain resort and spa. Come and relax and let nature take care of your mind, body and soul. And its gift to you in return is LOVE!
Victoria “Vic” Brice breathes photography and longs to have her work displayed in a gallery. Much to her mother’s dismay, she spends her time shooting tourist photos at her struggling downtown Nashville studio instead of working at the family business. Will Vic give up her dreams to make her family happy, or will one phone call change her life forever?
Trevor Chase was living his dream of being the starting quarterback for Nashville’s professional football team. But when he begins playing harder off the field than on, he stands to lose everything. Longing for more than drunken nights and one-night stands, with a push from his older brother, he agrees to a week of reflection and relaxation at Mt. Montoya to get himself back on track. Will he be able to change or get more than he bargained for?
The last thing either one expected was each other. Will Trevor go back to his playboy ways, or will Victoria be able to catch Chases heart.

Buy Links:

Catching Chase, Book Five
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PF73GZS
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PF73GZS
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07PF73GZS
Amazon Aus https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PF73GZS
KOBO https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/catching-chase

Next week, the sixth and final book of the series goes up for preorder and I’ll have all the information for you right here, so please check back for Lizabeth Scott’s Cuddle Buddies.

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.

 

Heart & Soul series, Book Four

Heart&Soul Promo 2

Book four in our Heart & Soul series is now up for preorder! Don’t miss this great RomCom series of six books for $0.99 each! This one is Loving Pierce, by Elizabeth Lennox.

This week, I’m going to give you all of the links for the four books already up for preorder in case you’ve missed any of them.

Look what is up for pre-order….. Book Four… Loving Pierce
Are you as excited as I am?
Amazon US https://amzn.to/2EFpY6f
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PFF5LTJ
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07PFF5LTJ
Amazon Aus https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07PFF5LTJ
Apple Book http://ow.ly/hmXv30nPBV8
Barnes & Noble http://ow.ly/jSIp30nPC5K
KOBO http://ow.ly/yYAR30nPC6I
Google Play http://ow.ly/4ANU30nPC8V

And here’s a little bit about book four, Loving Pierce, by Elizabeth Lennox:

CEO Pierce Rossen doesn’t believe in love. It was an irrational emotion and he prefers to deal with logic and data. But when Kaitlin comes back into his life after six months apart, he can no longer fight the attraction between them. And new revelations about his past teach him that three little words aren’t bad.

Mystery writer Kaitlin Hawley had fallen fast and hard for Pierce the first time around. And when she spotted him again this time, she knew that she hadn’t ever gotten over him. But would he accept her words of love this time? Was he ready?
Or had his past destroyed any chance that the big, tall, dynamic man could ever love her?

Next week, Catching Chase by Anne Welch goes up for preorder. Watch for the links!

 

Heart & Soul Series, Book Three

Well, as promised, here I am again. This week, my book, Cali’s Cravings, is available for preorder. Here is all the info.

Preorder now for only $0.99

Cali’s Cravings

Order now for $0.99 and receive it on your reading device on May 24, 2019.

You’re invited to an all-inclusive mountain resort and spa. Come and relax and let nature take care of your mind, body, and soul. And its gift to you in return is LOVE!
Cali George is appalled when her younger sister books the two of them for a week at a Wellness Spa and Resort in the mountains of Tennessee. She hates health food and anything to do with outdoor activities. Since her latest breakup, six months ago, she works around the clock, eats junk food and is content to run around with no makeup and her long blonde hair in a ponytail or a messy bun. Her sister, on the other hand, is her polar opposite, always has been, and won’t rest until she transforms her sister and changes her bad habits.
But, when Cali is looking over the spa’s brochure and spots a photo of the resort’s hot events manager, things may be looking up. And when the man himself, Austin Butler, introduces himself to her, the week is suddenly looking better to her every minute.
It seems as though it’s love at first sight for both Cali and Austin, but could Cali be mistaken? Is Austin a player? Cali may be headed down another path of heartbreak if a certain rich female guest has her way.

Next week, I’ll tell you about book four, Loving Pierce, by Elizabeth Lennox.

 

Heart and Soul Series Book Two

Last week, I revealed the secret project I am honored to be a part of, The Heart and Soul Series. Six authors, six novellas. This week, book two is up for preorder, Lena Lane’s Morning Elixir.

Preorder now and it will be delivered to your reading device on 5/17/19.

 

Here is the information for Book Two.

Morning Elixir

You’re invited to an all inclusive mountain resort and spa. Come and relax and let nature take care of your mind, body and soul. And its gift to you in return is LOVE!

Ronaldo Rodrigues loves living art, and body painting is his passion, he just wishes more people were aware of it. An upcoming art event—and competition—on Mt. Montoya could be his chance to make it big and be recognized around the world. His only problem is a feisty woman who’s determined to sabotage his appearance to the event.

Banker Reena Flores is in desperate need of a vacation, and her brother is sweet enough to offer her a nice getaway, at a steep discount. There’s no way she can pass it up. What he fails to mention is the rabbit food and excessive encouragement for wellness that comes with it. Her goal of leisure is quickly hijacked into an escape from active relaxation exercises—and a hunt for iced coffee.

Their expectations for the trip are quickly destroyed. Could a week change their future in ways neither expected? But more importantly, will their passion become the morning elixir they both need?