Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Lawman's Christmas Proposal by @BarbaraWDaille

 photo The Lawmans Christmas Proposal_zpsgbnpmfez.jpg The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal, the latest book in the Hitching Post Hotel series by Barbara White Daille, releases today in print and e-book formats!

From the cover of The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal:

A husband for Christmas?

Mitch Weston's back in Cowboy Creek, and self-proclaimed matchmaker Jed Garland has his single granddaughter Andi on his mind. Mitch is a lawman, good with the little ones and easy on the eyes. He and Andi were high school sweethearts, for heaven's sake! Why can't they see they're perfect for each other?

Because Andi already lost one husband to a dangerous job, and now she's all about playing it safe, for her sake and her children's. Being a cop is everything to Mitch. After discovering Jed's plan, Mitch and Andi come up with their own: they'll pretend to get engaged and then break up due to irreconcilable differences. Jed's got his work cut out for him—because this match needs a Christmas miracle!


At their first meeting in years, it’s soon evident that Mitch and Andi’s long-ago summer fling is definitely not a thing of the past:

She kissed Mitch as desperately as he kissed her, without a thought for her tender lip or her obligations or anything but how she’d always felt when he held her. He was broader now, sturdier, more muscled…and an even better kisser.

Reluctantly, she pulled herself together, resting her hands on his wide shoulders to anchor herself. No, to prepare herself. Finally, she pushed away.

Her legs trembling, she went down the rest of the steps, fighting the urge to raise her hand to her mouth. To touch the warmth he had left against her lips. To hold back the words she would not and couldn’t afford to say.

With unsteady hands, she smoothed her hair as she attempted to catch her breath. “Are you crazy? It’s broad daylight and we’re out here in the open and anyone could have seen us. I told you I don’t want to fix you.” Liar. “So just what was that supposed to prove?”

“I thought it might help speed the healing.”

“Of my lip?”

“No, my knee.” His chest rose, as if he were struggling with his breathing, too. He gave her a crooked smile. “All right, that was also to prove you haven’t forgotten me any more than I’ve forgotten you.”

“Maybe I haven’t. They say you never forget your—” first love “—first kiss. But I’ve had other kisses since then.”

He whistled. “That’s cold, Andi.”

“That’s the truth.”

“All of it?”

She stiffened. “What do you mean?”

“C’mon, don’t play dumb with me.” His laugh sounded strained. “You kissed me back just now.”

“Like I had a choice?”

“We always have choices.” For a moment, his face hardened and his eyes looked bleak.

“I don’t think so. Not always.” He was remembering their past. Good. She wouldn’t have to lay things out for him. And hopefully, once she had finished here, she would never again have to face a sneak attack on her pitifully weak defenses.

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About the Author:

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom.

Barbara’s new series, The Hitching Post Hotel, features a matchmaking grandpa determined to see his three granddaughters wed. The series began with The Cowboy’s Little Surprise and A Rancher of Her Own, and The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal debuts today. Additional books in the series will be coming up next year.

Find Barbara online here:

Website  http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com

Blog  http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/blog

Newsletter  http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter

Twitter  https://twitter.com/BarbaraWDaille

Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/barbarawhitedaille

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/BarbaraWhiteDaille

Amazon Author Page  http://www.amazon.com/Barbara-White-Daille/e/B002J6B0QQ


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Marketing Exec's Widow by @authortinagayle #CyberMonday Sale #99cents

"Some losses never heal you just slowly learn to carry the burden and shed a tear every now and then for the one you lost."

by Tina Gayle

Genre: Contemporary Romance with strong women fiction elements Four women...
One fatal car wreck...
Everyone's lives changed...

Marketing Exec’s Widow
Jennifer Larson, having lost her husband, friends and the perfect life she’d had plan, now faces the biggest challenge of her life, moving into an unplanned future. While the rest of the Executive Wife Club is still wallowing in the past, Jen is tempted into the future by a sexy chiropractor, Hagan Chaney.

But does he really love her or her money?


“Lead the way, beautiful.” Hagan brushed his hand lightly across her back.

Hot tingles danced along her spine. Jen rushed forward. Whoa. As a new widow, she shouldn’t find the man attractive. Even if he was hot.

Drawing on her professional reserve, she stifled the urge to race up the stairs and slowed her pace. “I...uh...believe there are four rooms on the second level.”

The wood floor groaned under Hagan’s weight and his footsteps echoed through the empty house. “Any other houses in the area for sale?”

Reaching the landing, she sailed across and stopped by the first bedroom door. A brief glimpse revealed the same disappointing result as the space downstairs. “No, but there are a number of small towns nearby that might have what you’re looking for.”

An enticing male scent floated through the air, a second before a hand gripped the doorframe by her shoulder.

 Every female gene sprang to attention at his close proximity.

Desire poured through her, drenching her with emotions she hadn’t felt in months, hell, maybe even years. Her knees wobbled and she staggered into the doorframe, but remained standing.

Hagan peered over her shoulder and blocked her retreat. “Not bad, if I want to have another office suite up here. I can tear out this wall and make a larger lobby, or close off the doorway and create another entrance into the room.” He wandered to the next bedroom.

She gulped in a quick breath and air screamed back into her lungs. The residual scent of his citrusy cologne flowed in too and prompted her out-of-control hormones to form images of him: lying in bed, on top of her, his chest nestled against hers, his lips a breath away from…

Oh, my, a year without sex and I’m losing it.

Craig, why didn’t you divorce me before you died?

Jen gathered her strength and followed Hagan through the house. The easy flow of his long limbs showed incredible grace for a big man. So tempting, yet, she couldn’t pursue him. Not now, not with everyone watching her, they expected her to act like a grieving widow. If she didn’t, they’d forever brand her as an unloving wife.



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Have an awesome day,



Friday, November 27, 2015

Ace is Wild by @CBMcKee #BlackFridaydeal #YouthAdult #ASMSG

Today's titillating author is C.B.McKee has a fantasy adventure for all ages.

Here is the official blurb

Uprooted from a small Texas town, Florence “Ace” Fox is stashed in a camp for orphans, Weirdness abounds with the director talking of wizards and casting spells. He even claims she’s possessed, and that the entity is sending her power levels off the charts.

Rebel Wizards learn of her strength and decide they can use Ace to their benefit and greed to gain control of The World!!  They plot against her.

In danger and on the run, Ace and her friends’ travel through the old west looking for a way to rid her of the entity. They discover that only the leaders of the wizarding world can help, but will she like their solution?

Jail, death, or powerless.
“Do you realize you have a powerful energy field?” Saw spoke as if she hadn’t said a word.
Ace blinked. Her adopted Indian father had told her the same thing many times. A spiritual leader of his tribe, he had a connection to the other worlds in the universe. Few people she’d met outside the Native American community understood energy fields or auras. What should she say? Was this a trick to make her admit she had some type of evil powers? Then he’d feel justified in killing her.
“Yes, people have mentioned that before.” She tucked her bag under her arm readying herself to spring into action should he make any unexpected movement.
“You haven’t though been taught to control your abilities and become a full wizard.” His sentence, more of a statement of fact than a question, didn’t require an answer yet she couldn’t let it go.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. There are no such things as wizards and magic. Those are things for horror stories and fairy tales.” She voiced the opinion of every white person she’d ever met, stifling the truth of what she’d seen during her time with her adopted tribe.
Saw laughed.
The sound startled her and she leaned back. Her shoulders hit the back of the chair. She stared at the man.
Without trying, she suddenly noticed how energy pulsed around his body. A golden glow captured her immediate attention. The fear she’d harbor against him melted. She drew in a cleansing breath. The man had no desire to do her any harm. In fact he had only her best interest at heart.
How did she know that?
She straightened, easing deeper onto the chair. “You’re a shaman too, aren’t you?”
He grinned and raised an eyebrow of inquiry. “Similar, but not the same. For now, though, why don’t you tell me a little about yourself? Where did you pick up the entity residing within you?”
Ace shook her head, uncertain what the man was talking about. She had no other entity dwelling within her spirit. “I’m sorry. I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.”
He nodded. His piercing gaze nailed her, causing goose bumps to pop onto her skin. “All right, then tell me about your family. I believe your father and mother were killed when you were very young?”
The question revealed Mr. Harris had given Saw a brief history of her life thus far. “Yes, and then I lived with—” She paused not wanting to reveal the tribe she had belong to. They were good people and deserved to be left alone. “—a tribe of Indians for a while before I moved in with the minister and his wife.”
“That’s where Frank found you?”
“And you had no desire to come here?”
She eyed him cautiously. If he she said yes, would he take offense? Again, the gold in his aura calmed her fears. Her mind formed a connection to her father. Saw wanted to protect her from others. Why? She didn’t have a clue. “I was happy there and saw no reason to leave.”
“Maybe, but here you are going to learn the power you truly possess.”
Ace frowned. Puzzling bewilderment gnawed at her gut. “What’s that supposed to mean?”
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On Sale for $1.99  11/26/2015 - 12/1/2015
And find out more about Ace  at http://wizardme.wordpress.com/
or follow C.B. on twitter @cbmckee

Thanks for sharing,


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy #Thanksgiving from @AuthorTinaGayle

Thanksgiving, are you tired yet?

Oh, please.....

The day starts early because I have to get the turkey in the oven.

That silly bird weighs over twenty pounds and is a royal pain to wash, stuff, and lift. It uses lots of muscles to get the damn thing inside the stove.

Oh, darn, I forgot to reset the racks so I have to set it down, get out the hot pads, and move the metal shelf down a few runes. Now, I faced that bad boy again and wrestle it into the oven. 

One chore down, off to the next item on the list - dressing. Why we call it dressing I will never know it has no ruffles or frills. Okay, bad joke.

Being from the South, I fix a cornbread dressing. This requires a number of steps. First, you have to make the cornbread. I handled that task yesterday so I cut up the onions and celery, add a stick of butter and sauté them.

Oh, yeah, I put some eggs and a whole chicken to boil, not together in separate pots. Eggs are for the dressing. Yes, they go in the dressing.

The chicken is used for the broth and for some of the chicken meat. I like meat in my dressing too.

As you can see the dressing is a completely separate dish, these are just the parts that make it happen.

Are you tired yet?

No? Good.

Now what else is on the menu?

Mash potatoes, yes, not everyone likes dressing so you have to have both mash potatoes and dressing, also gravy, rolls, pumpkin pie, green beans casserole with those crunchy onions on top,

Oh, yes, not everyone likes pumpkin pie so you need to make several different kinds of pies and chocolate lush. (Heaven on a plate.) 

What else? what else? Cranberry sauce - (Let me warn you never start making it from scratch or you'll need to make that to, though, I agree it taste better. Luckily, I did that yesterday.)

Now, let's see china, crystal, silverware, are they all clean and ready to go? I look at the items sitting on the breakfast table.

Damn, I forgot to iron the tablecloth.

Worn out yet just thinking about everything to do?


Great, so let's get the potatoes onto boil, start mixing up the bean casserole and down another cup of coffee.

The eggs are done, the onions and celery are ready.

Luckily, again, I planned ahead. Did I mention this will be my second full day in the kitchen, not counting the week I've spent preparing the house for guests.


Well, isn't all of the chores part of Thanksgiving?

Now, let's see where was I? Oh, yes, working on putting together the dressing. The crumbled up cornbread, chopped eggs, sage, sauté onions and celery go into a bowl.

The chicken is through boiling and needs to be deboned. Fun chore, which provides the meat for the dressing and broth. With the extra, I make chicken and dumpling. Oh, forgot that on my list of items I cook. Not hard, just add a can of mushroom soup and flour tortillas.

Once, the dressing is ready I sit it aside. It can't go into the oven until after the turkey is done. You see, I only have one oven so shuffling around the dishes that need to go in the oven is another balancing act that you need to consider when cooking thanksgiving dinner.

Are you tired yet?

Hope not, because we still have the green bean casserole to make. Luckily, I spend yesterday making the pies - pumpkin, pecan, apple, and the chocolate lush.

I believe I can take a small break from cooking and work on setting the table.

Darn, I hate ironing. Wonder if anyone would notice a wrinkled tablecloth?

"Yes, mother," I mumble because she tells me they will. Even though, my mother has been died for ten years, she still is with me in spirit and like all mothers is a noisy voice in my head. So I pull out the ironing board and get to work.

Once finished with that task, I move to stack of dishes sitting on my breakfast table. Having pulled my china and crystal out of the boxes in which they were stored yesterday, I silently thank myself for having washed and dried everything the day before so I'm ahead of the game.

Now, the fun part of setting the table and deciding who sits where, after twenty minutes the task is done and I can head back to the kitchen for another cup of coffee.

Tired yet?

Yes, well, with the turkey hogging the oven and the other dishes waiting in the refrigerator for their turn, I glance down at my pjs.

Guess, it’s time to pull myself together.

I head back downstairs just as the buzzer goes off saying the turkey is done.

Now, the race begins.

Taking out the turkey, I put in the dressing.

I grab another cup of coffee and the doorbell rings.

Hellos and hugs, the joy of having a crowd of love one’s home is only dampened by the need to get the food on the table.

With everyone’s help, the day turns into a feast of laughter and shared memories. I can’t help but cherish these moments.

Then when all the bellies are full, other commitments draw my guests out the door.

A smile, a kiss, and simple “I love you,” and they’re gone.

Turning from the door, I see stacks of dishes and leftovers to store away.

Thankful that the day is over, I drag myself to the couch for some football and a nap.

Exhausted, I settle back and smile.

"Thanksgiving, what a wonderful day. Hope you have an awesome day too."


Monday, November 23, 2015

Tina Gayle's Author Tip #ASMSG

Blogging on other sites can help people learn about you and your books
With all the bloggers out there, people are always looking for someone to write a blog for them.
But why do this?

• It's a great way to get your name out there and be introduced to new readers.

• You can do interviews, post info about your book, write special blogs, talk about what makes you different than other writers.

• It is however important to meet their deadlines and if you can’t let them know as soon as you can.
Here's two sites you might want to check out
  1.  Try blogging for Savvy Authors - If you're interested in scheduling a date please contact : sharon@savvyauthors.com
  2. Long and Short Review allow author to blog for free. http://www.longandshortreviews.com/ads.htm
We offer a guest blog spot each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The only requirement is that you blog about something besides straight book promo.

Best of luck,


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Enjoy the Wonders Outside Your Door

It is so easy to go by all the wonderful places around your house without stopping for a moment to appreciate the true beauty of nature.

My husband loves to take picture and we have visited a number of national parks such as Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, Brice Canyon and others.

I believe it helps me to create the places in my books. I've learned to pick out the special items in a place that make them unique. Death Valley has sand dunes and to my surprise plants like African violets.

Today as you plan out your weekend. I hope you discover the beauty around your house and take a few pictures. Sometime beauty can hide in the strangest of places.

Have a wonderful weekend,


Friday, November 13, 2015

A Short Read to Check out a Series by @AnitaPhilmar - #freeread #ASMSG #Western

I love getting a chance to read one book in the series before having to commit to a series.

Today, I have Anita Philmar's series - Naked Bluff, Texas on my blog because her book More Than Ready is #free for next three days Nov. 13, 14, 15.

A quick read to let you know if you want to dive into the erotic historical western series set in 1860s.

A cowboy is at a crossroad-

After losing his brother, Kirk Pepperman planned a future with Richard’s wife, Sadie. Kirk wanted to honor his brother and take care of Sadie. He worked for years showing her that he’d make her the perfect husband. However, she had other ideas and married another man.

Now, he is uncertain what he should do with his life.

Sitting in the barn’s loft, he’s debating leaving town and perhaps joining the civil war efforts. After all, why should he still around only to be miserable and alone?

Enters a determined woman –

Mary Beth Owens knows her parents are arranging for her to marry Kirk. The problem is he’s been stuck on the wrong woman for years. With Sadie out of the picture, Mary Beth is determined to find out if Kirk can be the man, she wants him to be. If not, then she has no desire to marry him either.

With rope in hand,

she heads into the barn. The man will listen to her if she has to tie him up and gag him.

Can these two let go of the past and move into the future?

Read more about the cowboys from Naked Bluff, Texas in this western historical series. These Kindle short reads are complete HEAs about Texas cowboy who are searching for their Texas brides. Set in a small east town, this old west series reveals some interesting tidbits of facts about Texas.
Available at Amazon

Here is what amazon readers are saying about this series.

- In Deep Water –
“I really enjoyed this book. Not only did it provide a hot read but gave some Texas history that I found interesting. The characters were well written and were people we could all relate. Thanks, Anita Philmar for a wonderful new series that I look forward to reading.”
- In Too Deep –
“This is a very enjoyable steamy read that I devoured in one sitting. ‘In Too Deep’ contains a strong female lead character in Sadie, and a very swoon-worthy leading man, Logan. The chemistry between these two is addictive.”
- Deputy’s Bride

“This is an Adult read with very erotic scenes so with that being said get ready for an intriguing read. For this deputy, he wants a special person for a wife not only to be able to clean his ranch, cook but also be experienced. So, with the help of a friend Bo meets up with Sarah and likes what he sees. Sarah is a widower from a notorious life with quite a pass, now penniless decides to take this marriage on, but what will happen when she finds out their will be someone else who will be introduced into this 'Deputy's Bride' marriage arrangement. Now, I don't want to tell the story to you but interest you enough to want to pick up this read and see for yourself how it will be presented to the reader. It will quite interesting to see how far and what all Sarah will do to be this 'Deputy's Bride.'”