Friday, January 23, 2015

Favorite Song Friday - "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

Fridays are now dedicated to my current favorite song :) Aboout 90% of the time my radio is tuned to a local country station. I love country music <3 But the other 10% of the time I listen to pretty much whatever fits my mood. So yesterday I heard this beautiful song for the first time and instantly became obsessed. And the music video for it is by far one of the best I have ever seen. I love the dancing, I love the camera work, I love the emotion behind it all--I JUST LOVE IT!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Random Wednesday Post

^ How do you like that post title? LOL. I'm not really a fan of titling my blog posts, mainly because I just never know what to call them.


I missed a few blogging days so I thought I'd stop in real quick and say "Hi." Luke's book has been keeping me pretty busy, and I know I keep saying this but I'm having SO much fun writing it. As with my other books, I have my trusty readers (aka. my mom and my best friend) on task of reading the story as I write it. They are loving it so far! One of my favorite comments was from my best friend the other day. She texted me after reading what I'd just given her and said, "OMG! I am cracking up over here." I love bringing humor into my stories and giving people a little chuckle with my characters' antics :)

Hope y'all are having an awesome day!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sexy Saturday: Teaser from ZANE

Excerpt from ZANE

“Close your eyes,” he whispered and smiled crookedly at her confused expression. “Please, Andi. I’m not going to do anything weird or hurt you. Now, close your eyes.”
Slowly her eyes fluttered shut and she was consumed in darkness with nothing but the sound of the frogs and the crickets and the water rippling around their bodies. Zane moved his hand to tangle his fingers in the damp, thick locks at the back of her neck as he slowly pulled her closer to him. His lips brushed against hers with careful, fleeting movements. Once. Twice. And on the third he parted his lips slightly, dipping his tongue out to trace her bottom lip. He moved both of his hands then, cupping her jaw with his thumbs resting in the hollow point beneath her ears.
When Zane moved in to kiss her again, Andi parted her lips and welcomed him most eagerly. His touch was soft, tender, and oh so thorough. Her head was buzzing from the slow, torturous kisses and that intoxicating feeling began to travel throughout the rest of her body, making her limbs numb and her knees begin to shake.
She pulled herself closer to him, attempting to plaster her body to his. Zane broke the kiss, moving his hands to her waist and feathering kisses along her jaw and down her neck. One hand slid up her taut stomach, grazed her ribcage and settled on her breast, teasing the hardened tip with the pad of his thumb.
“Oh, Zane.” Andi moaned and tilted her head back as Zane continued to torture her with his warm lips against her throat and his work-roughed hands against her breast.
He toyed, he teased and the more he did the more the aching need to have him inside of her grew. His hand moved from her breast then, and she was just about to protest when she felt his hand glide along the curve of her hip and settle there, his thumb tracing lazy circles on her heated skin.
“Andi,” he said, his voice low and husky.
“Hmm,” she replied, the sound coming out more of a content moan rather than an actual “yes I’m listening” sound.
“You can open your eyes now.”
Had she been keeping them shut the entire time? She let out a soft laugh and opened her eyes, blinking a few times until her eyes adjusted to the darkness of the night sky. After a few brief moments she lifted her eyes and found herself lost in Zane’s familiar blue gaze. Every bit of desire and lust that she was feeling was reflected in his own eyes.
He cocked his head to the side and a sly smile spread across his face. “So are you still feeling nervous?” The hand on her hip moved painfully slow to the more sensitive skin of her inner thigh, inching closer and closer to her sweet spot, then retreating and making that agonizing journey back up her thigh.
“Yes,” she sighed because, God, she wanted him to keep going. But then she quickly remembered his question and said, “I mean no.”
Zane smiled and kissed the corner of her mouth, along her jaw and lightly grazed his teeth on her earlobe. “Well, which is it? Yes or no?” His voice was low and raspy and just the sound of it as it hit her ear made her stomach coil with anticipation.
“No, I’m not nervous anymore.” How she even got the words out was beyond her. They came out so soft and rushed together that she was surprised he even understood her. Her heart was beating so fast and she desperately tried to keep her breathing calm and even, but was failing miserably.
“What do you want me to do, Andi?” he asked against the hollow of her neck, sucking gently on the tender spot between her neck and shoulder.
She shuddered.
He did it again.
       Oh dear God.

About the Book

She’s looking for safety… 
Kellan Anderson is in hillbilly hell—or at least that’s what it feels like. After enduring endless counts of abuse from her now ex-boyfriend, Kellan makes a run for her life and finds herself in cowboy country. Leaving her fancy clothes and expensive lifestyle behind her, she trades in her high heels for cowboy boots and changes her name to Andi Ford. With her painful past threatening to catch up with her hiding out in this small town seems easy enough—until one blond hair, blue eyed cowboy steps in the picture.
…Will she find it in the arms of a cowboy?
Zane McKade has sworn off women, determining that they are all liars and cheats—including the new waitress at the local bar. After a rather unpleasant first encounter with the beautiful brunette, Zane’s radar is set to high as he believes this woman is not who she claims to be. When his intimidation methods fail to break through Andi’s barrier he decides to turn on the charm to get her to tell the truth. But Zane’s plan begins to backfire as the more time he spends charming Andi the more he finds himself breaking his own rules and falling for her.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review! EMMYLOU by Krista Kedrick

Overachieving Emmylou Bennett is working hard to reach baking greatness and prove her parents wrong. But her dream is quickly slipping through her fingers as one catastrophe follows another. Let’s not even talk about her train-wreck of a love life. Isn’t there one good man in this little prairie town?

Shane Newbury is getting settled in as the new doctor in Primrose and running from the horrors of a terrible accident when he finds himself involuntarily playing the hero to one pigheaded woman. And he can’t get her off his mind. Every day he fights his growing attraction to the feisty baker who is stealing his hardened heart.

Can Shane and Emmylou overcome every obstacle to be together or will the past be too much for their love to handle?


In this second book of The Doves of Primrose by Krista Kedrick, we follow the story of Emmylou Bennett and Shane Newbury.

When we meet Emmylou in this book she is recovering from a recent break-up with the man she thought she’d spend her life with. Shane enters the picture as the new doctor in town, and when the two of them meet sparks fly—and not in a good way. They absolutely detest each other and bicker for a good ninety percent of the book, and even though that may seem like a lot it does work for their characters (even if I did want to grab Emmy by the shoulders and shake some sense into her at times.)

Emmy is such a strong-willed woman who cares immensely for those around her and I admired her drive to keep going when her world came crashing down. Shane is a just a really nice guy who is super sweet and caring. He also has a protective side that I really enjoyed. And they both have a stubborn streak that could put some people to shame J But when they weren’t bickering and actually being civil with one another, their relationship was so darn sweet.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I laughed out loud at times and wore a goofy grin for probably a good half of the story. If you’re looking for a feel good read with some elements of suspense and romance than I recommend you check this one out.

*I purchased this book for my own reading enjoyment. These thoughts are my own and are no way influenced by others.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

300 Likes on Facebook Giveaway!

To celebrate my Facebook page reaching 300 Likes, I'm hosting a giveaway! All you have to do is visit my page, Like it if you haven't already, and go to the GIVEAWAY tab. Enter for your chance to win using the rafflecopter widget, and it's as simple as that :)

I love doing giveaways/contests and will do more of them as my social pages reach certain milestones :) Thanks to all who've liked my various social network pages and this blog! You all are the best!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Cover Reveal! DEATH AND DESIRE by P. H. Turner

Death and Desire
P.H. Turner
Releasing March 17th, 2015
Lyrical Press

Ancient rituals. Up-to-the minute deception.

Reporter Taylor McWhorter knows something is going on at the newly reopened uranium mine on the local Navajo reservation. The Native workers are being fired. Rumors of bad Native American spirits and shapeshifters mingle with the stink of leach pit mining. The rough red mountains and steep canyons hide more passes and getaway trails than any maze. And Taylor’s sources keep turning up dead…

Until she meets Captain Trace Yazzie, head of the tribal police force and plenty to reckon with on his own. The chemistry between them is enough to incinerate Taylor’s rule about mixing business and pleasure. But with a murderer on the loose, priceless Navajo artifacts turning up in the wrong places, and Trace’s suggestion that spirits disturbed from looted burial sites might be part of the problem, Taylor can’t afford to lose her head to lust. This might be the story of the year. But unless she keeps her wits about her, it could be the last one Taylor ever tells…


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Teaching and shooting news and documentaries took me to work on the East and West coasts, the Midwest and an island in the Gulf of Mexico. Born a fourth generation Texan, I live in Austin with an energetic mutt that waits patiently every day for me to come home and write.
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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sexy Saturday: Teaser from NORAH

Soooo, I thought it might be fun to start something new on my blog and share some sexy teasers from my published books :) I would also like to go ahead an extend an open invitation for all of my fellow romance authors to join me! If you're interested in sharing a sexy teaser from any of your published novels, please contact me at

Excerpt from NORAH

“I don’t know what it is about you, Norah,” he said, deepening his voice into a throaty rumble. “But I just can’t seem to get enough of you.”
Norah placed her own beer on the table next to his. She then brought her hands to the back of his neck and slid them up so she could run her fingers through the hair on the back of his head.
“So what are you gonna do about it?” Norah asked, her voice breathless and sexy.
That comment shocked the hell out of him. Of all the responses he’d imagined her saying, that wasn’t one of them.
Instantly turned on by her directness, Chase cupped her jaw in both of his hands and reeled her in for a kiss. He herded her against the wall, and only then did his lips leave hers. Her fingers curled into his hair harder as he trailed hot, wet open mouth kisses along her jaw and down her neck.
Norah moaned, and Chase thought he’d lose it. The sound of her pleasure vibrated in his ear and traveled straight down to his manhood. He felt her hands pulling at the hem of his shirt, attempting to free it from his jeans. He, too, moved his hands and snaked them up and underneath her shirt, feeling that warm, silky skin he’d been craving since he’d left her earlier.
Buttons were undone. His shirt hit the floor.
Chase grabbed Norah’s shirt by the hem, pulled it over her head, and tossed it to the floor with his.


Never before had she had a sexual encounter like this—raw and passionate. Chase’s hands were everywhere, lighting her on fire and making her crave more of his touch. The feel of his roughened hands and warm lips on her skin was almost enough to make her explode.
She needed more.
As fast as her trembling fingers would work, Norah quickly undid Chase’s shirt and pushed it from his shoulders. God, the man was incredibly built—lean yet muscular. Her shirt went next, and she froze as Chase stared at her. His eyes roamed over every inch and every curve of her body, and when they returned to hers, they were smoldering. She couldn’t believe how much that one look turned her on—just knowing that she did that, that she put that look in his eyes.
      And then Chase’s lips crushed against hers, and she let out a soft gasp as he lifted her to him. With his hands cradling her butt, Norah wrapped her legs around his waist and continued to kiss him as he walked them into the living room. She felt the sensation of falling, and the next thing she knew her back was pressed against the sofa cushions.

About the Book

He may not be a cowboy… But that won’t stop him from wrangling her heart.
Chase O’Donnell is the proud new owner of the Caldwell Ranch—or maybe he’s not so proud. Annoyed would be more like it. After receiving the news of his inheritance, Chase’s first thought is to sell the ranch and be done with it—until one night with a beautiful blonde at a local honky-tonk has him changing his tune…
Norah McKade is surprised by her instant attraction to the handsome new stranger, and even more surprised when she finds out he’s her new neighbor. But with Chase only being in town for a short amount of time, Norah determines getting tangled up with him a bad idea and promptly places Chase in the friend zone.
Although a bit reluctant, Chase agrees to Norah’s terms—but he’s not about to deny or ignore the fact that there’s more between them than just sexual attraction. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to get her to change her mind and prove to her that it wouldn’t be such a bad thing for her to fall in love with him.
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