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Author Kara O’Neal ~ New Release: Destiny’s Secrets – #AHAgrp #Blog

Please help me welcome today’s guest, author friend, Kara O’Neal….

I’m so excited to introduce you to Andrew and Ben, mischief-making twins, who are private investigators and catch the case of their life. They must reunite sisters who were kidnapped and torn apart at ages 3 and 2.

I have to tell you that my fingers flew over the buttons of my laptop on this one. There was so much to write, so many characters to flesh out. And I absolutely adore that steadier, calmer, and quieter Andrew gets trail-blazing, pants-wearing, veterinarian, Jo Tatum as his lady love, while fun-loving, never serious, mischievous Ben ends up with Charlotte Ryan, a math wizard who has more courage in her pinky than you can shake a stick at.

These sisters don’t know each other, and Andrew and Ben must bring them together. It’s a story filled with joy, sorrow and bravery. I loved writing every word of it.

 

A long-ago murder, sisters separated as children, and two brothers, private investigators, who have caught the job of their lives…

Pike’s Run, Texas, 1882

Andrew and Ben Lonnigan, brothers and private investigators, have accepted an important case—to reunite the long-lost DuBois daughters with their rightful inheritance. Abducted from their childhood home in New Orleans when they were three and two-years-old, Jo and Charlotte were adopted by separate families.

Andrew heads north to find Josephine Tatum—a pants-wearing, spitfire veterinarian who challenges his mind and captures his heart. Ben travels south to find Charlotte Ryan—the financial mind behind her father’s ranch, with a sweet disposition and, unfortunately, a fiancé.

As the sisters journey toward destiny, Charlotte must guard her heart against Ben, a man too daring to ever return her love. And Andrew must hide his feelings from Jo, a woman determined to carve her own path. While the foursome battle feelings, they must also war with a villain from the sisters’ past, one with the will and the means to destroy everything the DuBois daughters hold dear.

Excerpt

“You aren’t gonna talk just because I won’t sleep in the tent with you?” Andrew asked.

Jo took a deep breath and glared at him, trying to rein in her temper.

“That’s more of a punishment for you than me,” he went on. “I’m not much for conversation. My brother is better at it. I prefer silence, but you sure seem ready to explode with things to say.”

He looked at her with such ease that her good sense left her. “I think it’s rude of you to tell me outright that you find me ugly.”

“When did I say that?” he replied.

“When you told me you weren’t going to sleep in the tent with me.”

He made a face. “No, I don’t think I said that.”

She rolled her eyes. “Fine. You implied it.”

“No, you inferred it. I implied something altogether different.”

She sat ramrod straight. “What do you mean? What else could you have meant?”

He shrugged. “Maybe I can’t share that cramped space with you because I find you too damned attractive.”

She reared back.

“Maybe I’m trying to protect you from my inability to leave you be and not touch you.” He watched her carefully, his gaze direct and intent.

Her breath came more quickly. “Do you mean to tell me…that you…you find me desirable?”

“I do.”

She almost declared the ridiculousness of the statement. But it wasn’t. Not at all. It shouldn’t be. What was absurd was his honesty. And even more unbelievable…she tried the control of someone as disciplined as he.

Pleasure burst through her. She couldn’t help but grin at him.

He cursed.

The heat in his gaze made her pulse race, and she stood.

He shot to his feet.

And now she picked up on his nervousness. It was subtle, but she could tell he considered running away. He’d given her a powerful piece of information, and he didn’t even know if she found him attractive.

She walked the ten paces necessary to get to him.

He didn’t back away, but she could sense he steeled himself against whatever she planned.

“You can sleep in the tent with me. I’d like that very much.” She heard the husky note in her voice.

His brown eyes went warm, and her body melted. She refrained from leaning into him.

“We probably ought not to,” he ground out.

“Why?” she murmured, stepping even closer. Her breasts almost pressed against his chest. “I won’t tell anyone.”

He narrowed his eyes at her. “Have you done this before?”

“What?”

“Seduced a man.”

“Is that what I’m doing?”

“Yes,” he clipped.

 

  Buy link: https://books2read.com/u/bzeoKE

Bio  

Born and raised in Texas, I had to make the state the setting for my first series. From the food to the fun, like floating the rivers, it is the fire in my blood that inspires me. My family and friends take center stage in my books. My sisters and best friends are my heroines, and my husband created my favorite hero. Love and family are the point of my stories, and I seek to entertain, relieve stress, and inspire people. Books can take one on a journey that one can relive over and over. I am extremely grateful to those authors who did that very thing for me. I learned and I fell in love with their words and characters. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

 

Website –  http://www.karaoneal.com

Bookbub –  https://www.bookbub.com/profile/kara-o-neal

Amazon –  http://www.amazon.com/Kara-ONeal/e/B00FL19TH8/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1465007993&sr=8-1

Barnes and Noble –  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/kara+o’neal?_requestid=845025

Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/KaraONeal84/

Twitter –  https://twitter.com/KaraONealAuthor

Pinterest –  https://www.pinterest.com/karaoneal7/

Goodreads –  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7278350.Kara_O_Neal

Blog — http://www.karaoneal.com/blog

Blog – The Story Continues — http://www.karaoneal.com/the-story-continues

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The Cowboy’s Embrace – Kara O’Neal

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Please help me welcome author Kara O’Neal and her new release, The Cowboy’s Embrace…

The Cowboy’s Embrace came about because, when I introduced Deacon in book three of the series, I fell in love with him. He was strong, steady and smart. Really smart. Because he was the only one in book three who knew that trickery was afoot!

I had to give him a book. He deserved a true love. But what would his story be?

I have to say I took some time developing his match. She had to be someone righteous, honest and unafraid. She had to be able to stand next to Deacon and be her own person. Enter Lily Spero…the girl he abandoned in a park in Houston.

Now, before you get confused, he had his reasons for leaving her. So don’t hate him. Read his story and learn how these two triumph over a great evil. If you read it, know that my favorite part is how Lily steals the walking cane from the villain on the white horse and what happens after it.

About The Cowboy’s Embrace…
Fate brings his greatest regret back into his life…

Lily Spero is searching for her stolen heritage, for a place in the world that is all her own. Sixteen years ago, she lost her parents and siblings to a villain on a white horse. Since, she’s hungered for family, for that love she’d once known. When she visits the Swinging A Ranch, her past collides with her present, opening wounds long buried and shockingly creating hope where none had been before.

Deacon Tolbert is the foreman and a contributing partner to the Swinging A Ranch. He’s carved a niche in the world all his own, finally feeling worthy of the goodness he’s found for himself. But when Lily Spero arrives, the girl he abandoned years ago, he’s forced to face the most gut-wrenching moment of his life.

Despite the pain, love surprises them and blossoms, bringing hope for the future. But the villain from the past comes to haunt them, to steal what they’re trying to build. Deacon and Lily must brave vile evil in order to stay together, and fight with all they have to keep the promises they made to each other.

Excerpt:
He would come back soon. He would. He wouldn’t leave her here.
Lily assessed the park with its strong oaks and maples and winding packed dirt paths. She bit her lip and worked hard not to cry. She was a big girl. She was eleven, and he’d asked her to be brave while he was gone.
As she hid in the shade, she sank down to the grass, huddled against a trunk and hoped no one noticed a frightened, stranded, black girl. Where was he? What was taking so long? He only went to find food for them.
Morning turned into noon. People came. Some to eat their lunches on blankets they spread on the ground. Others to walk the picturesque paths. She pulled her knees into her chest and buried her nose in her dirt-caked pinafore. It had been yellow once. A pretty color as bright as the sun.
As she rocked back and forth, she prayed. She repeated over and over the words her mother had taught her. With her eyes clamped shut and her lips moving without ceasing, she implored to Heaven for Deacon to return.
But hours passed. Faces swam before her, asking her questions, giving her food. She couldn’t answer the nice strangers. Just gazed down the path, hoping, waiting, her heart dying.
Where are you? Please come. Please come back.
She silently begged to see his familiar form, dressed in overalls and a threadbare work shirt, coming around the bend to carry her away. But he didn’t come. And the kind people didn’t leave. They took her home with them, and Lily didn’t argue, even though their pale skin struck uncertainty in her heart. She couldn’t think. Deacon, she grieved.
And his name was the pained whisper on her lips every night, the perpetual cold ache in her heart…that could never be filled.

Buy Links: https://books2read.com/u/38RBRd

About Kara:

Born and raised in Texas, I had to make the state the setting for my first series. From the food to the fun, like floating the rivers, it is the fire in my blood that inspires me. My family and friends take center stage in my books. My sisters and best friends are my heroines, and my husband created my favorite hero. Love and family are the point of my stories, and I seek to entertain, relieve stress, and inspire people. Books can take one on a journey that one can relive over and over. I am extremely grateful to those authors who did that very thing for me. I learned and I fell in love with their words and characters. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Website – http://www.karaoneal.com
Bookbub – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/kara-o-neal
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Kara-ONeal/e/B00FL19TH8/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1465007993&sr=8-1
Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/kara+o’neal?_requestid=845025
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KaraONeal84/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/KaraONealAuthor
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/karaoneal7/
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7278350.Kara_O_Neal
Blog — http://www.karaoneal.com/blog
Blog – The Story Continues — http://www.karaoneal.com/the-story-continues

 

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Bound & Teased – Marie Tuhart – Giveaway!!!

Please welcome my guest, Marie Tuhart, sharing her latest release, Bound & Teased…

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Blurb:

Eight years ago, a naive Katie Crane ran from Ry and Jed, warned their brand of love would ruin her life. Now she’s all grown up and returning home with a better understanding of the BDSM lifestyle. After the betrayal she’s faced at her father’s hands, she worries she won’t be strong enough to submit to the men she gave her heart and virginity to at eighteen. 

Jed Malloy and Ry McCade are surprised and thrilled by Katie’s return to Felton’s Creek. They’d been heartbroken after her departure and had turned to each other, embracing the BDSM lifestyle without her. Katie’s homecoming sparks hope and worry. Ry isn’t sure he can keep his dominant side under control, and Jed fears Katie will see him as less of a man by being a switch and Ry’s submissive.

Having Katie back could mean the beginning of everything   they’ve ever wanted or the end to the only family they’ve ever known.

Excerpt: (WARNING – Explicit)

            “Welcome home.” Jed’s breath skimmed her neck before his lips touched her skin.

            “It’s been too damn long.” Ry didn’t hesitate, his mouth closing over hers.

            Her heart pounded as Ry’s mouth devoured hers. Jed nipped at her skin with little bites where her neck and shoulder met and she let out a gasp, allowing Ry to slide his tongue past her lips.

            Two sets of hands roamed over her body. Ry cupped her ass, pulling her against his hard cock. Jed teasing the underside of her breasts, making her nipples pebble while he pressed his equally hard erection against her ass.

            “My turn.” The words barely registered before Ry released her lips. Strong fingers cupped her chin, her head turned, and Jed took her mouth.  His lips were softer, but his kiss was as hard and demanding as Ry’s, but less urgent. 

   Two men, two different kisses. Her brain grappled with the way they tasted. Each different. Ry, metal and coffee, Jed, mint and the outdoors. Oh, God. They tasted the same as they had when she was eighteen. 

            Her body was melting between them. She curled one arm around Jed’s neck, and the other hand began caressing Ry’s chest. Her helplessness to resist these two men was starting again. And did she care? At the moment, no, but she’d come home knowing they weren’t going to play it safe, not this time.

*** Marie is giving away a FREE copy of Bound and Teased (Choose Print or Ebook – Only US residents are eligible for print) – To enter, simply comment. Please provide your email address.

Now, let’s get to know Marie…

  1. Where did you get the idea for Bound & Teased?

Well, I had written a couple of books that had a one-time ménage scene in them and I began to think why not write a story with a committed ménage and see how that works.  

  1. Why did you choose this genre (is it something you’ve written in before)?

I’ve written in erotic romance before.  I chose the genre because I write Alpha males and erotic romance gives me the freedom to allow my men to be men without worrying about how politically correct it is.

  1. What was the most difficult thing about this one in particular?

This is the first time I’ve written a committed ménage book and a book that has some m/m in it.  I’ve never written m/m and wasn’t planning to until the two male hero’s chimed up and said “Oh by the way, we play together so figure it out.”

  1. What do you want readers to come away with after they read Bound & Teased?

That love comes in all shapes and sizes.  As long as people love each other there is nothing wrong with their lifestyle.

  1. What genre have you never written that you’d like to write?

Paranormal – I’ve had some paranormal ideas, but the world building scares me.

  1. Your favorite…

Place you’ve visited: England I can’t wait to go back

Food: Pizza

Sports team: San Francisco Forty Niners

Thank you for joining me today. I enjoyed your answers, my ex-husband is a huge 49’ers fan. 🙂

BIO & Contact Info:

Marie Tuhart can’t remember a time when she didn’t have a book in her hands. A voracious reader since childhood, she began writing at 19, and in 1994 decided to join RWA and get serious about publishing. When she isn’t reading or writing, Marie loves to spend time in bookstores. A world traveler, she enjoys searching out corners of the globe she hasn’t experienced yet. While still totally open to finding her own tall, dark and handsome, she is certainly enjoying the journey

Bound & Teased is available at:

The Wild Rose Press http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/wildcatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=182&products_id=1059

Amazon  http://www.amazon.com/Bound-Teased-Marie-Tuhart-ebook/dp/B01358LYQMNOTE: on pre-order for $2.99 until 8/31/15

Barnes & Nobel: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bound-teased-marie-tuhart/1122461300?ean=2940150885134

ARe    https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-boundteased-1869082-149.html

Find Marie on the Web:

Website: http://www.marietuhart.com

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marie-Tuhart/230032191349

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4190063.Marie_Tuhart

Twitter @marietuhart

Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/marietuhart

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New Releases from The Wild Rose Press. AND, fun facts about the authors!

I am proud to share some of the latest releases from The Wild Rose Press… Please check out the books and follow these authors on Twitter and Facebook, etc.

Enjoy the wonderful stories AND the fun fact tidbits…

 

Devon McKay with Cowboy On The Run – Contemporary Romance/Novel

Can’t run from love!

Fun Fact: This may make me sound like a nut but, my idea for Cowboy On The Run wasn’t even for a book. It was for a stained glass project I wanted to do. In my spare time, I work with glass and have a small studio in my house. I pictured a pair of worn cowboy boots and an old Stetson leaning against a fence with a braided rope encircling them in an oval and was intent on making the glass piece more than just a good idea.

I had the cowboy hat and the boots, but not the fence. In search of the perfect fence for the background, I talked my husband into driving me to Gettysburg PA from our home in Ohio. I wanted an old rustic civil war like fencing and in my mind no other fence would do! So where better to go? Of course, I could have easily found such a pattern on the internet, or drawn it myself, but my husband and I love to travel, so off we went! (This is one of the images):

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On the way home, I realized the placement of the boots and hat looked as if a cowboy had laid the gear down in a way that he’d be ready to run. The picture sparked the idea for my book. Fortunately, the story was better told with words than with glass. 

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Order at The Wild Rose Press   Amazon  and many other outlets.

Find Devon here:

https://devonmckay.weebly.com

facebook.com/DevonMcKay2014

dev.mckay@yahoo.com

Twitter@devonmckay2014

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Larry Farmer with The Kerr Construction Company, multicultural, mini novel

Gallup was Navajo country, the Indian capital of America.

Fun Fact: I had a traditional country band in Switzerland. We got magazine write ups, newspaper, lots of radio time, and did advertisements for Swatches.

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Order at Amazon
Find Larry Here:
cottonfa@yahoo.com

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Linda Joyce with BAYOU BOUND, Contemporary Romance Novel.

When dreams and southern tradition collide, will Biloxi lose Nick forever?

Fun Fact: Bayou Bound won First Place in Romance from the Southeastern Writers Association. InD’tale Magazine reviewed Bayou Bound and awarded it a 4.5 Star rating with a Heart and a Crown. Biloxi Dutrey is very dear to my heart. We share the same birthplace, Biloxi, Mississippi. Her father’s family, like mine, hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. My greatest connection to the man that holds Biloxi’s heart, Nick Trahan, is flying. While Nick’s a pilot, I did take flying lessons, even soloed several times. Unlike Nick, I learned small planes aren’t for me.

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*****33% off – Only $3.99*****

Order at: The Wild Rose Press   Amazon  and many other outlets

Find Linda Here: 

Website: http://www.linda-joyce.com

Blog:  http://lindajoycecontemplates.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindaJoyceAuthor

Twitter: @LJWriter  https://twitter.com/LJWriter

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6950241.Linda_Joyce

Fresh Fiction: http://freshfiction.com/author.php?id=32071

Pintrest:  http://pinterest.com/LindaJoyceWorld/boards/

 

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