Friday, April 20, 2018

#FridayFeatures Celebrating Southern Magic Authors #Romance #MakingMagic

Author: Hildie McQueen

Title: Brash: Frederick

Released: January 28, 2018

Blurb:

Brash hero meets methodical beauty...

Loner Frederick Edwards is dispatched to fetch his sister's groom after running him off. When he stops at a ranch along the way as a favor to a friend, he ends up accepting a job as a ranch hand. Now he has two problems, fixing the wedding mess he created and staying away from the enticing ranch owner.

Kennedy Brooks is stuck. Although she loves her ranch, it's too much for her to handle alone. Between selling the ranch, a persistent ex, and her unruly pet goats, there is enough turmoil in her life without the added distraction of the drop-dead gorgeous new ranch hand.

A sexy holiday story of attraction, realizations and sugarplum fairies.



About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Hildie McQueen loves unusual situations and getting into interesting adventures, which is what her characters do as well. She writes romance because she is in love with love! Author of Romance in Highland historical, Western Historical and contemporary, she writes something every reader can enjoy.

Most days she can be found in her pajamas hiding from deliverymen while drinking tea from her David Gandy coffee mug. In the afternoons, she browses the Internet for semi-nude men to post on Facebook. Hildie's favorite past-times are romance conventions, traveling, shopping and reading.

She resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband Kurt, an unruly boy Chihuahua Pepito and a spoiled rotten girl Chiweenie named Lola.



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Friday, April 13, 2018

#FridayFeatures Celebrating Southern Magic Authors #Romance #MakingMagic

Author: Nancee Cain

Title: Loving Lili

Released: January 22, 2018

Blurb:

Their lovemaking is hot and dirty. Their breakups are nasty and epic.

Tired of taking the blame for every wicked thing that happens on earth, fallen angel Luc DeVille decides to write a tell-all book exposing The Boss.

Sharing a long and passionate history, Luc is shocked when Lili Nix arrives to interview for the job as editor. Immediately the verbal sparring begins, but the sexual chemistry remains combustible. Fascinated by his heavenly creature, Luc changes his home game plan. After all, she's the only angel who has ever held his attention and understood his intentions.

Being in this world, but not of this world, is a lonely business. Can two lost angels connect and make it last this time?


Excerpt:

     Luc chuckles. "What's on the agenda today? Aside from kinky sex and working on my book?"

     "Kinky sex is not one of the services you are procuring. Just editing and probably ghostwriting, judging by what I've read."

     "My, my, aren't we touchy this morning. You need caffeine, my dear. And my writing isn't that bad."

     I raise one eyebrow. "It reads like a pedantic textbook and put me to sleep in no time."

     "Ah, that accounts for the lovely lavender circles under your eyes." His blue eyes twinkle with devilment.

     "Smart ass." I gratefully accept the coffee he hands me. "Do you want breakfast?"

     "Depends on what you're offering. You with some chocolate and whipped cream would be delightful."

     I roll my eyes. "You're just full of cliches."

     "I aim to please."

     "Don't you have some clueless human you can use these pathetic pickup lines on?"

     "Always." He stares out the window, not speaking for a moment. "I'm tired, Lili." His voice sounds uncharacteristically soft, his look pensive.

     I put my cut down. "Tired? You can go back to bed if you'd like." I quickly add, "Alone."

     "Not that kind of tired. Just..." He shrugs. "I don't know."

     I stare at him, trying to stay one step ahead. I think I need more coffee before trying to figure out this angel's angle. As if reading my mind, Luc refreshes my cup, and I instinctively step back. It's eerie how he knows me.

     "I want to propose an idea."

     I wait for the punch line. With Luc, nothing is ever as it seems. There are always strings attached.

     "You said last night we could be friends. Could we give it a try?" His gaze holds mine.

     Here we go.

     "With you, being friends means benefits. Not no, but hell no. I'll work with you on your damn book, but that's it."

     "I don't care about the book. I just want...never mind." He turns his back to me and hangs his head, his arms outstretched, gripping the counter. His fiery wings droop and disappear.

     Curiosity gets the best of me. "Want what?"

     He looks over his shoulder at me. "Twenty-four hours to just be with me. No hidden agenda, no games, it will be a true vacation. I just want to relax and be myself with someone who understands me."

     I laugh at his preposterous proposition. "No sex. No flirting. Just hanging out together?" I laugh so hard my coffee sloshes in my mug. When he doesn't immediately respond, my laughter dies. An awkward silence lingers.

     "Yep. Let's pretend we're boring humans. They seem happy enough at times. Maybe a little flirting; I'm not a monk."

     "You're kidding me. You sneer and make fun of humans."

     Luc nods. "I did and still do. Not many of them are worth anything, but then one comes along and surprises you."

     I cock my head to the side and study him. "Did you love her? Or him?" I ask softly.

     My gut clenches at the thought. I know he's not celibate; he isn't wired that way. And I'm fine with him having one-night stands, but...

     He frowns and rubs his finger over the granite counter. "I don't know. I don't know that I'm capable of love. She was intriguing, for sure." He looks at me and my toes curl. "Jo reminded me a lot of you. She didn't take shit off anyone. And she truly cared about me."

     Ah, he's talking about the human that won the heart of Raphael. I heard all about it from Madge. A tinge of jealousy zips through me, but I push it aside. I'm surprised by his self-awareness. He's right. Being incapable of love is his problem. And it's my problem because I do love him.

     "So, you're proposing a truce?" I'm not one hundred percent sure I can trust him, but I want to. And he's right; it's exhausting not being able to show your true self. This is exactly what I've missed, connecting with other angels.

     "Yeah. For twenty-four hours. Unless you're too chicken to try."

     My feathers ruffle before settling. I know what he's doing. He knows I won't back down from a challenge.

     "Fine." I hold out my hand, sure he's going to either kiss it or yank me closer. At this point in time, I'd be fine with either. I'm hopeless where he's concerned.

     To my surprise, he gives it a firm handshake. "Good. I'm going for a run, be thinking about what you want to do today as we explore being human." He whistles for Black Shuck, who follows his master out the door.

     This strange turn in our relationship feels surreal. Twenty-four hours. As friends. It's never happened before.

     I give him twelve hours to fuck it up.



About the Author:

During the day Nancee Cain works as a nurse in the field of addiction to support her coffee and reading habit. Nights are spent writing paranormal and contemporary romances with a serrated edge.

Authors have always been her rock stars, and she's been known to stalk a few for an autograph, but not in a scary, Stephen King way. Her husband swears her To-Be-Read list on her e-reader qualified her as a certifiable book horder.

Always looking to try something new, she dreams of being an extra in a Bollywood film or a tattoo artist. (Her lack of rhythm and artistic ability may put a damper on both of these dreams.)


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Friday, April 06, 2018

#FridayFeatures Celebrating Southern Magic Authors #Romance #MakingMagic

Author: Hildie McQueen

Title: The Duke's Fiery Bride

Released: January 22, 2018

Blurb:

Reputed to be ruthless and feared, pirate Captain Dorian Lyon McAlpin rules over the seas along with his crew of cutthroats aboard his ship, The Mawdelyn. When he chances being caught to see his dying mother, his life takes a drastic turn. Fate brings him face to face with the one woman who destroyed his life. It seems the opportunity for revenge is sometimes served on a silver platter.

Running for her life with her infant son, Ileana MacTavish is forced to depend on pirates of all people in order to stay alive. With the future uncertain, she demands an audience with the captain of The Mawdelyn. What she doesn't expect is to find the man who not only hates her but also is more lethal than the danger she's running from.




About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Hildie McQueen loves unusual situations and getting into interesting adventures, which is what her characters do as well. She writes romance because she is in love with love! Author of Romance in Highland historical, Western Historical and contemporary, she writes something every reader can enjoy.

Most days she can be found in her pajama hiding from deliverymen while drinking tea from her David Gandy coffee mug. In the afternoons she browses the Internet for semi-nude men to post on Facebook. Hildie's favorite past-times are romance conventions, traveling, shopping and reading.

She resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband Kurt, an unruly boy Chihuahua Pepito and a spoiled rotten girl Chiweenie name Lola.


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Friday, March 30, 2018

#FridayFeatures Celebrating Southern Magic Authors #Romance #MakingMagic

Author: Christine Glover

Title: Falling For Her Bodyguard (Brotherhood Protector's Kindle World Novella)

Released: January 11, 2018

Blurb:

They'll risk their lives---and their hearts---in order to survive...

After he's medically discharged from the Marines, ex-sniper Ethan Walker joins the Brotherhood Protectors as an elite bodyguard. Returning to Montana forces him to face his troubled past... and to make matters worse, his first client is a sexy, gorgeous actress who's way out of his league.

Delaney Lawson returns to her hometown to catch up and have fun with her girlfriends. Everything changes when she almost dies in a car accident and discovers it was definitely not accidental. For her safety, she hires Ethan... a muscular, powerful, hot bodyguard who watches her every move. But he's doing more than keeping her safe from the stalker's escalating threats---he's sparking all kinds of naughty thoughts she yearns to act on. Unfortunately, he's determined to keep his hands off her.

Despite their attemps to maintain a professional distance, heat flares between them and their sexual chemistry spirals into an intense connection. But when the stalker's threats against Delaney escalate, Delaney and Ethan must choose between saving themselves... or saving each other.



Excerpt:

"Can it wait until morning?" She lifted her head, her beautiful green eyes glittered with unshed tears. "I just want one night where I can pretend no one is after me. That no one wants to hurt me. Please, Ethan. Just hold me. Don't let me go."

"You're tired." He didn't break their fagil contact. But he should. He really needed to create some distance between them. Otherwise, he wouldn't be able to stop himself from acting on every wild impulse he had about being with her. "You need to get some sleep."

"I'm afraid. What if Joh comes here?"

"Don't be. I'll be right outside your bedroom door." Fuck. She looked so damn vulnerable, but he couldn't take advantage of her fear. "He'd have to get through me first."

"I don't want you outside my bedroom door." She stroked her hands up his back until they reached the base of his neck. "I can't stand the idea of being alone tonight."

He shouldn't. No. Nada. No way should he agree to be with her. There had to be some code in the Brotherhood Protectors's manifesto against crawling into bed with their clients. But he understood all too well the aftereffects of dodging danger. The adrenaline rush fllowed by the realization that death nearly caught you in its snare.

"I'll stay with you," he said. "Hold you. But nothing more. I won't take advantage of you."

"That's okay, as long as you don't stop me from taking advantage of you," she said, kissing his jaw and moving her lips closer, closer still to his mouth.



About the Author:

Christine Glover is the author of sensual, smart, emotionally satisfying comtemporary romances. She loves discovering how her determined heroines and super sexy heroes with heart journey toward their own happily afters. Her characters are real people from all walks of life who embody classic love stories with a modern twist.

Born in the Netherlands, Christine's parents immigrated to Canada where she spent her formative years. After meeting her own real life hero, she married her Texan Alpha man and moved to the United States where she's lived both north and south of the Mason Dixon line. Now Christine lives in Alabama with her husband the Physicist, a wild and crazy cat, and spends way too much time FaceTiming her daughter in Texas. She enjoys finding the silly in the serious, making wine out of sour grapes, and giving people giggle fits along with heartfelt hugs. When she's not writing, you can find her traveling the world, cooking gourmet food, and desperately seeking a corkscrew.


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Friday, March 23, 2018

#FridayFeatures Celebrating Southern Magic Authors #Romance #MakingMagic

Author:  Hildie McQueen

Title: Broken: Taylor (Laurel Creek Series)

Released:  January 9, 2018

Blurb:

Ex-detective Taylor Hamilton is broken. After the devastating loss of his children and parents, his marriage crumbled and fell apart. Besides the grief, he is tortured daily by intense pain after a job related shooting. Not willing to face the reality of what his life has become, he finds a way to deal with it that could make everything worse.

Allison Brennan has one huge reason for returning to her childhood home of Laurel Creek, Montana... Taylor Hamilton. Looking for a fresh start after a failed relationship, Allison opens a flower shop and sets her sights on the ex-detective she's loved since high school. Unfortunately the main obstacle in the way is none other than Taylor Hamilton himself.

Do Taylor and Allison have a second chance at love, or will they destroy each other in the process?


About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Hildie McQueen loves unusual situations and getting into interesting adventures, which is what her characters do as well. She writes romance because she is in love with love! Author of Romance in Highland historical, Western Historical and contemporary, she writes something every reader can enjoy.

Most days she can be found in her pajamas hiding from deliverymen while drinking tea from her David Gandy coffee mug. In the afternoons she browses the Internet for semi-nude men to post on Facebook.
Hildie's favorite past-times are romance conventions, traveling, shopping and reading.

She resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband Kurt, an unruly boy Chihauhua Pepito and a spoiled rotten girl Chiweenie named Lola.


Connect with Hildie at     Website     Facebook     Twitter