KEPT BY THE VIKING by Gina Conkle *SPECIAL GUEST*

Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is happy to welcome author Gina Conkle and feature her latest release, Kept By the Viking, from Harlequin’s Carina Press.

We asked Gina our usual barrage of questions and she graciously answered!

Q1:  What do you consider to be the central plot of your story?

Kept by the Viking is a hidden identity romance between an “uptown” Paris woman pretending to be a thrall and a bad boy Viking warrior.

Q2When did you know you were destined to be a writer?

I remember very clearly sitting in school in 5th grade and it hit me. I’m going to write books.

Q3:  Is it part of a series and what’s come before, scheduled for after?

Kept by the Viking is Forgotten Sons series, book 1. There are 9 books in all, but the publisher bought the first 3. Her Viking Warrior, featuring Bjorn and Ilsa, is book 2 (coming in December) and The Viking’s Oath with Erik and Katla is book 3 (spring, 2019). The series premise: The Forgotten Sons fight for fame and land, finding love as they establish Normandy, all while each man battles the long shadow of his father.

Speed Round (just to get to know you better):
Coffee, tea, or other?  Coffee with lots of half and half, then sprinkled with cinnamon
Music preference? ‘70s or moody, evocative music like Loreena McKennit
Favorite movie? Gladiator
Favorite author? Josie Litton or Eloisa James (Kresley Cole’s GameMaker series made me love her contemporaries). It’s SO hard to pick one!

About the Book

A Formidable Viking and One Mysterious Woman

Rurik is loyal only to his men, the Forgotten Sons, until Normandy’s chieftain offers land to the low born warrior. But, the sultry Parisian thrall he finds in his bed intrigues him more.

Safira needs Rurik’s help to secure safe passage home. Full of secrets, she’s a challenge—one he’s determined to conquer, but their arrival in foreign lands marks a new chapter. An old enemy surfaces and impossible decisions must be made.

With alliances fraying, past promises aren’t enough to save Rurik from betraying those he’s sworn loyalty to—including Safira.

The Brotherhood will be tested… So will true love

Series: Forgotten Sons (Book 1)

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Read an Excerpt

A rooster crowed in the distance. Time passed thick and quiet, marked by the tension melting from her slender legs resting between his. He couldn’t fully see the woman’s eyes, but he could feel them, searching him, wondering. Yielding. He savored moments like these: the dip of a woman’s loins beneath him, a naked knee touching his inner thigh, bed furs tussled and warm from her body, hair spread out for his touch… Sensual tenderness was a Freyja-blessed gift in his harsh life. He was quick to steal softness when he could.

The thrall gave the slightest nod.

“That’s better.” He sheathed his knife. “Now that we’re comfortable.”

“We need to discuss my reward, Viking. For the information.”

“A kiss and a coin. Worthy payment for a thrall.”

“I think not.”

Such haughtiness delivered with an ear-teasing accent. Who is this woman? He pushed back the curtain with his free hand. Fire flickered from a hanging soapstone lamp, slanting light across a cloud of ebon hair and amber eyes. The thrall from last night. She’d stood at the end of Sothram’s feast hall, her furtive stare tracing him from a gloomy corner.

“This isn’t a negotiation, sweeting.”

“It is if you want to save your life and the lives of your men.”

He wasn’t quaking in his boots, but a mere woman could bear helpful tidings.

“Your courage is noteworthy, but you should know when a man has the upper hand.”

He let go of the curtain and began to root through the pelts. He was taking no chances.

She swatted his shoulders. “We don’t have time for this, Viking.”

“I have to make sure you’re unarmed.”

My Review

As with all of Gina Conkle’s Viking romances, I was caught up in the story from the very start.

Filled with action, lusty romance, and adventure, Kept By the Viking, will keep you turning the pages well into the evening. Or even well into the night.

I love the hard-edged front that Safira put up for her own protection. As well, Rurik is all man…a warrior…with a hidden heart of gold. Both characters were easy to empathize with, as well as understand.

You’ll want to add this book to your collection. Then, once you’re hooked on Viking romances, you should really check out all of Gina’s books!

About the Author

Gina Conkle writes lush Viking romance and sensual Georgian romance. Her historical romances always offer a fresh, addictive spin on the genre, with the witty banter and sexual tension that readers crave.

From commoners to lords and inventors to artists, Georgian romance gets a sensational twist in her Midnight Meetings series novels: Meet the Earl at Midnight, The Lady Meets Her Match, and The Lord Meets His Lady. In her Norse Series, featuring hot Vikings, you’ll find evocative tales, rich in history, brimming with adventurous women and exciting alpha male heroes (take a look at Norse Jewel and To Find a Viking Treasure).

Gina’s writing career began in southern California and despite all that sunshine, she prefers books over beaches and stone castles over sand castles. Now Gina lives in Michigan with her favorite alpha male, Brian and their two sons, where she occasionally gardens and cooks.

Gina’s Website | Facebook | Twitter

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Gina and her wonderful new book today. Please come back on Friday for another special guest and then all next week when I host three Goddess Fish tours with authors, books, and giveaways!

Nancy

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30 NOODLES by Reut Barak *Cookbook*

GENRE:  Non-Fiction, Cookbook

About the Book

Join the fun!

This book is all about the warm crunch: pesto, fettuccine, pad thai, and even coconut chicken, all in their raw vegan version. It’s a great way to have a quick, impressive healthy meal.

30 recipes for 30 days of a spiralizing adventure. It’s a whole new way of cooking!

“It’s always great to share food with the people we love, and Raw Munchies book series is all about making something special to have together. It could be an exotic smoothie, a healthy spaghetti, or a portobello mushroom steak. It’s been my greatest challenge and joy to create this book series and open up to this new art: to bring popular and gourmet recipes from around the world to the raw vegan table.” Reut Barak

Enjoy a Free Recipe

FARFALLE

An impressive noodle dish, with a rich cream and fun, crunchy noodles

Dressing Ingredients:

2 tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
1 tablespoon chives
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon rosemary
½ teaspoon paprika
Sprinkle of chili flakes
Fresh Vegetables: 2 tablespoons parsley, 1 tablespoon chives

Dressing Instructions:

Chop tomatoes, bell pepper, and chives and mix with the rest of the Dressing ingredients. Dehydrate on a Teflex sheet at 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius), for 2-3 hours.

In a food processor or high-speed blender, blend the dehydrated Dressing ingredients.

Farfalle Ingredients:

1 zucchini
1 cup rocket leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons cold-pressed olive oil

Farfalle Instructions:

Using a spiralizer triangle blade, spiralizer zucchini, and then cut into smaller pieces, creating large farfalle. Mix with the rest of the Farfalle ingredients.

Add the Dressing (and the Fresh Vegetables).

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Waiting time: 2-3 hours
Serves Two

Watch the Youtube Video for this recipe https://youtu.be/K6PzFEfwq4I

About the Author

RawMunchies.org is a raw vegan website dedicated to making healthy, gluten free recipes, that are delicious, easy and great for detox.

Reut Barak has been an online influencer in the Raw Vegan world since her transformation in 2015.

“I started cooking when I was 7, on my own making Challah bread. I was brave. The result was what could only be described as beginners luck.
I have since had every possible failure in the book (and some of my own). But I always succeeded in the end, and over the 25 years in the kitchen I mastered cooking. I could make anything I wanted to make. Until I went raw. A chance night of late Googling on May 25, 2015 exposed me to this new great challenge and I learn new things every single day. Join me! Love, Reut”

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Tour-Related Giveaway

Reut will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Additional Giveaways and Offers

Anyone purchasing the book on the launch date, May 18, 2018 will receive:

A free copy of the eBook 12 Vegetarian Sauces: A mini- cookbook (see it on Amazon)
An easy organizer for daily and weekly meal plans and shopping lists
A cute fridge list 6 steps to RawVolutionize the Kitchen
3 Free recipes from the next book in the series: 50 Salads

To participate: send the order number or copy of the receipt and the title “giveaway” to:
30noodles@gmail.com

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Join a free Webinar on Launch day, May 18 at 12:00 EST, with a Vip List:

Webinar

To join the VIP for the webinar: send questions to 30webinar@gmail.com, with the title “VIP” by 17th of May and join the Vip list!
Webinar link and instructions: http://rawmunchies.org/30-noodles-webinar/

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Win a free signed copy of 30 Noodles!

Ask a burning question on the raw vegan diet at:
http://rawmunchies.org/burning-questions/ 
The best burning question wins!

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Learn about the diet on the blog from May 5th through 18th:

The free blog runs during the 2 weeks of the launch featuring one question a day:
What is raw vegan?
Do you loose weight on a Raw Vegan Diet?
What are the most healthy supplements?
Can you name some raw vegan celebrities?
Does the raw vegan diet anti-age? Do you actually become younger?
Can we get some free Noodles Tricks?
What is the healthiest Exercise?
What if I don’t have time to cook?
What about the protein on a raw vegan diet?
How do I eat out when I’m raw vegan?
How do I impress my friends on a raw vegan diet?
2 Dinner Ideas for entertaining friends
Why is raw vegan so healthy? My personal story
How do you work on self image and confidence?

Follow the Tour

May 14:
1: Candrel’s Crafts, Cooks, and Characters review
2: Books Direct
3: The Avid Reader
4: Deal Sharing Aunt
5: Long and Short Reviews
6: Straight From the Library

May 15:
1: Fabulous and Brunette
2: Wake Up Your Wild Side
3: B-Gina Review
4: Welcome to My World of Dreams
5: Musings From An Addicted Reader
6: Reviews by Crystal

May 16:
1: T’s Stuff review
2: Christine Young
3: Andi’s Book Reviews
4: Rainy Day Reviews
5: Queen of All She Reads
6: Charline’s blog and more…

May 17:
1: Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
2: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
3: books are love
4: BooksChatter
5: http://readeropolis.blogspot.com/
6: XoXo Book Blog

May 18:
1: Bookaholic review
2: Mixed Book Bag review
3: Travel the Ages
4: This and That Book Blog
5: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
6: Independent Authors
7: It’s Raining Books

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It’s been my pleasuring taking part in this tour. Please come back again next week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

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THE TRAIL TO LOVE by Tina Susedik *Review*

GENRE: Historical Romance

SERIES: The Soul Mate Tree (Multi-author) – Book 4

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About the Book

Jack Billabard, mourning the loss of his wife and baby in childbirth, vows to never to love again. After their funeral at Fort Laramie, he rides into the Wyoming hills beyond the ranch he built for his wife. Through his grieving tears, an ancient tree appears, giving him the hope he doesn’t believe is possible. For the next four years, he acts as a guide on the Oregon Trail, taking families to a new life while his looms lonely and stagnant.

The night before her abusive husband’s death, an ancient tree appears in Sarah Nickelson’s yard as she agonizes over how to survive her marriage. The tree gives her hope she can’t help but reject. After all, a tree doesn’t just appear out of nowhere. After her husband ‘s death, and with no options as a widow in Independence, Missouri, Sarah decides to travel to Oregon City as a Mail Order Bride.

During their trek west on the Oregon Trail, Jack and Sarah encounter one another, each afraid of being hurt again. Can they survive dogs and puppies, wind and rainstorms, Indians and unfavorable fellow passengers, while their love blossoms? Will the tree fulfill its promise?

Read an Excerpt

Since Peter had heard Tommy singing one afternoon, his pure, clear voice filling their house, he had the lamebrained idea of having him literally singing for their supper. The last thing she wanted was for Tommy to spend another night learning the ways of men and women in Independence’s taverns. And with their booming town of three thousand people, there were plenty dens of iniquity to choose from.

In a few months, the city would swell as people wishing to start a new life in the west swarmed in with wagons, oxen, horses, and families. Taverns would explode with men’s last opportunities to get drunk, which meant more crime, fights, and guns going off. Things a young boy didn’t need to see.

Despite her disappointing marriage to Peter, she was content to stay in the two-bedroom log home she’d inherited from her parents when they’d died of the fever. Every once in a while, her husband talked of heading west to Oregon City. Lately, more often than not, she dreamed of him leaving her and Tommy alone and free from his outbursts.

“Darn it, woman, give me the boy. You’re coddling him.”

Behind her, Tommy whimpered against her back. “Shh, Tommy. It’ll be all right.” Her hand brushed against the fireplace poker. Could she hold Peter off with it? He was older, stronger, and angrier. Maybe she could reason with him. She huffed out a breath. As if that had ever worked before.

My Review

The Trail to Love is another well-written book in the Soul Mate Tree series from Soul Mate Publishing.

Jack, our hero is, as you’d expect, tough as nails…except when it comes to the memory of his late wife and child. He fights his attraction to the heroine out of determination to avoid another heartbreak.

Sarah, the heroine, is a survivor of an abusive husband and now struggles with the chore of making a new life for herself and her son, Tommy, going so far as to agree to become a mail order bride in exchange for stability. She, too, has no intention of ever risking her heart again.

So much for their plans for a love-less life. As Jack, Sarah, Tommy and an assortment of other travelers work their way along the Oregon Trail, Jack and Sarah find attraction and, eventually, love.

The characters are believable and draw you into their lives. Tommy is adorable, as any four-year-old should be. Sarah’s friends, Mary and Greta, add a lovely dimension to the story as supporting characters.

I had two minor criticisms, the first being the somewhat over-used trope of swearing off love because of a past hurt. Just once, I’d love to see a character purposely look for love again because they believe it’s out there and waiting for them. Secondly, I didn’t like the character of Horace at all. I understood he was there for a purpose, a villain of sorts, but he was way too over the top to be believable. In the real old west, someone would have shot him long before the end of the book.

Neither of these quirks (of mine) should deter you from reading this engaging story, especially if you like steamy love scenes … something Tina does very well!

About the Author

Tina Susedik is an award-winning, multi-published author with books in both fiction and non-fiction, including history, children’s, military books and romances. Her favorite is writing romance stories where her characters live happily ever after. She lives in Northwestern Wisconsin and is a member of Romance Writers of America, Wisconsin Romance Writer’s of America, Wisconsin Writer’s Association, and Sisters In crime. Her twentieth book will be released in November with her Chandler County book, Missing My Heart.  Tina also writes spicier romances as Anita Kidesu.

Tina’s Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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A Giveaway

Tina Susedik will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is a four-week review tour. You are welcome to visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to enter the drawing.

May 2: Locks, Hooks and Books
May 2: Kit ‘N Kabookle
May 9: Long and Short Reviews
May 16: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
May 16: Bookaholic
May 16: T’s Stuff
May 23: More Books Than Livros
May 23: Andi’s Book Reviews

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It’s been my pleasure hosting fellow Soul Mate author, Tina Susedik for this stop on her tour. Please come back again later in the week for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

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THE ANCIENT TRIPOD OF PEACE by Kalen Cap *Review*

GENRE: Young Adult Mystery

SERIES: Teen Thief Catchers (Book 1)

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About the Book

Teens Lexi and Gil face relic-thieving secret societies.

Plagued by loneliness in her Lake Erie Islands community, vegan Lexi hopes to make like-minded friends in high school. But her dad’s job is jeopardized when relics are stolen from his museum, changing her priorities. And she finds her new teachers’ eerie dislike of her troubling.

His dad in jail, cipher enthusiast and bacon-loving Gil hopes freshman year will provide a clean slate. Soon, he discovers secret codes within a Shakespearean play while paired with Lexi, pulling him into an ancient mystery.

With the official museum burglary investigation stalled, the mismatched teen sleuths join forces to try and crack the case. Lexi’s inquiries and Gil’s codes capture their teachers’ attention. But these teachers have the stolen Tripod of Peace, a powerful relic sought by rival secret societies. Caught in these societies’ crossfire as thieves wield an instrument of astounding power, Gil and Lexi are in danger.

The Ancient Tripod of Peace is the first book in novelist Kalen Cap’s Teen Thief-Catchers Series. If you like stories with artifact treasures, fighting secret societies, and spirited protagonists, you’ll enjoy this novel.

Read an Excerpt

“Mom knows one of my high school teachers, called him an odd duck. Said she worked on a fundraiser for his bird sanctuary.”

Brandon spewed the protein shake across the counter.

“Dude! That was classic! What gives?” Gil couldn’t help snickering, although his brother looked like he might be truly sick.

“Ah. Nothing. Went up my nose is all.” Brandon grabbed a dish towel and wiped up the mess. “So, you said this bird sanctuary guy is your teacher? What’s his name?”

“Some old guy named Saffron.”

“Nick Saffron is not old.”

“If you say so. He’s at least in his fifties, older than Dad. You know him?”

“I know him to see him. He’s gotta be the only Saffron at the gym,” Brandon said. “Listen, I need some shut eye. Are you going to walk Cyclops this morning or should I?”

Blind in one eye, their dog Cyclops was originally Brandon’s responsibility. But, when Brandon left for college, Gil cared for the doberman mix. A handful at 105 pounds, Cyclops was one of the biggest dogs in the neighborhood.

“I’ll walk Cy.” In many ways, the dog had been Gil’s best friend the past year.

“Thanks. I’ll catch some Z’s. Later.” Brandon left the kitchen while wiping his face with his hands. He quickly reappeared, stepping back into the kitchen. “I wouldn’t tell Saffron about my being your brother and him knowing me from the gym.” Without further explanation, Brandon left again.

“Okay,” Gil answered. He shook his head. Why does he care about that?

My Review

I was very impressed with the mystery/suspense element of this book. I also liked how the characters were allowed to make mistakes and learn from them in a way that wasn’t intrusive to the story. The character development was well paced.

I was concerned that the history behind the artifacts and legends was a bit too advanced for teenagers but the evolution of their understanding became a great plotline for the story itself.

Although the book was intentionally geared to the young adult reader, as an “old” adult, I enjoyed it as well.

About the Author

Kalen Cap is a writer living in Ohio and regularly commutes back and forth between Columbus and Port Clinton residences.

Set among the Lake Erie Islands, “TheAncient Tripod of Peace” is his second novel, first of the Teen Thief-Catcher series. His first novel, “Tangled Ties to a Manatee,” was published in 2012.

Kalen’s Website | Facebook

A Giveaway

Kalen Cap will be awarding a $40 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is a four-week review tour. You are welcome to bookmark this first stop so that you can locate future stops on the tour.

May 14: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart

May 14: Andi’s Young Adult Books

May 21: Lauren is Reading

May 28: Kimmi Love

May 28: Just Books

June 4: Treasure Hunting for a Good Time

June 4: Bookaholic

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Kalen Cap for this first stop on his tour. Please come back again all week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

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**SPECIAL GUEST** Author Kathryn Hills

We Ask and Kathryn Answers

Q1:  If you could become any one of your book’s characters, who would it be and why?

Amelia Pennington, my heroine from Hellfire and Handbaskets! She’s a woman from 1895, living in present-day Boston. The feisty medical student has learned to time travel. Plus, she’s in love with Dr. Rick Hauser – a hunky ER doctor and Army medic veteran. Win-win! (Sorry Mr. H *wink*)

Q2:  What do you consider to be the central plot of your story?

Hellfire and Handbaskets is a twist on the classic “Beauty and the Beast” trope, at least from Dr. Hauser’s perspective. Yet there’s also a strong over-riding theme of dedication to duty, sticking by who or what you love most—family, friends, pets, home—no matter “when” they are.

Q3When did you know you were destined to be a writer?

I’ve always been an avid reader—with a preference for romance and fantasy stories—but I never planned to be a writer. That happened when a story took hold in my vivid imagination and would not be silenced. (After visiting my favorite haunted house!) Haunting Highland House was my first attempt to write anything for me, for the pure pleasure of storytelling. Prior to that, most of what I wrote was work related.

Speed Round:

Coffee, tea, or other? Hands down…Dunkin Donuts iced coffee! New England gal here 😊

Music preference? Tough one…varies greatly, depending on my mood. Everything from popular to classical, 80’s “big hair” rock, country, 50’s Doo Wop…I like it all.

Favorite movie? Ooo…even tougher! After much thought, I’ll tell you which movies I never turn off when they’re on TV – The Time Machine (1960) starring Rod Taylor, Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow (1999) starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, and, of course, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) with Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney.

Dog, cat, or other? Dogs…although I love all animals. We currently have two dogs but plan to rescue another soon. Plus, we have a sassy Beta fish named Dart.

Favorite author? Lisa Kleypas…I think I’ve read ALL her historicals. Derek Craven and Sara Fielding from Dreaming of You are my favorite hero and heroine.

About Kathryn’s New Book: Hellfire and Handbaskets

It’s hell in the ER, but Army veteran Dr. Rick Hauser wouldn’t work anywhere else. The hardened combat medic thinks he’s seen it all.  Until she storms into his life.

Amelia Pennington is not just a pretty face. She’s a time-traveler. A medical student from 1895, forced to flee a madman. She’s been in trouble before, but this time everything she loves is at risk. Can a reluctant hero be the key she’s searching for?

What’s left of Hauser’s heart is still on the battlefield. Last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a mystery woman. But when he finds Amelia on the streets, he ignores the warning shots firing off in his head and takes her home. In less than twenty-four hours, she’s upended his self-protected world. Even his dog, Rocky, is in love.

Amazon Buy Link | The Wild Rose Press

 

Hauser looked up from his work station. The blonde from the waiting room was in the ER corridor, looking crazed. Without thinking, he headed straight for her.

She rushed forward when she saw him and threw herself at his feet. “Please, Doctor, help me.”

Rick grabbed her under the arms and hauled her back to standing. She looped around his waist before he could stop her.

“Security,” someone else yelled.

An alarm code sounded.

“I got this,” Rick relayed. He captured her face and made her look at him. Wild blue eyes shot from side to side. “Hey. Eyes on me. Only me. There ya go.” His voice calmed when she complied. “Tell me what’s going on.”

“Please,” she begged in a low tone meant only for his ears. “Something dreadful happened in the tunnels.”

He recognized it then, the ghost of real trauma. She’d been through something bad. “All right. You’re safe with me.” He relaxed his hold and felt her tremble in his arms. Her head came to rest against his chest. With a ragged sigh, she nestled into him.

A shudder of unfamiliar emotion shot through him. He hadn’t held a woman in years. Heck, he hadn’t even been this close to another human unless they were injured or dying.

“Tell me your name,” he insisted. Still, he held her.

Bo Peep felt good. Damn good. Slim but strong, all curves and sweet, sexy woman pressed full against him. Rick’s sex-starved body surged to life as if he’d been hit with paddles. Her blonde head rose, and she met his stare. Trust had replaced the fear. When she moistened her lips with the tip of her tongue, his resolve took a nosedive.

Sweet Jesus, what the hell? Rick cleared his throat and untangled himself from her. “I can’t help unless you work with me. What’s your name? I’m Hauser. I mean…Dr. Rick Hauser.”

She stood straight. “Amelia Pennington, and I need your help, Doctor.” Her voice had turned steady. Steadier than his.

“That’s why I’m here. Tell me what happened.”

“There’s a man,” she began. Her gaze snapped to those entering alongside them.

Rick held up one hand to stay the guards, twitching to haul her away. “What happened with the man?”

She didn’t answer. Her laser focus remained on the others.

“Well then, Amelia Pennington…” He took her hand and drew her back to him. “You sure know how to make an entrance. But security is gonna need to ask you a few questions before I can help.”

“No…” she moaned.

“Yes,” he commanded.

She looked to the other men again, appearing to size them up. With surprising strength, she shoved Rick and darted past the guards. And she fled into the night as if the devil himself chased after her.

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My Review

Hellfire and Handbaskets is the second book in the series, A Time Traveler’s Journey, and every bit as great … if not better … than the first!

I’m a sucker for a medical setting in any time period but throw in some deliciously plotted and executed time travel and you’ve got me hooked.

Well written with a beautiful love story and equally thrilling balance of suspense, this is one book you won’t want to put down.

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About the Author

 

The rich history and many mysteries of New England are the perfect backdrop for Kathryn’s books. Winding roads lined by old stone walls, forgotten cemeteries, grand homes with shadowy pasts… All sparks for her imagination. Whether it’s a quaint seaside town or the vibrant city of Boston, it’s easy for this “hauntingly romantic” author to envision the past mingling with the present.

Taking it further—to have her characters experience the past or present, opposite to “when” they belong—is the fun part. No surprise, some of Kathryn’s favorite stories involve time travel. And ghosts! Sprinkle in some magic, and you’re off on a great adventure.

When not writing, she’s exploring history and taking photographs of the beautiful landscape that surrounds her. Kathryn shares her colonial home with those she loves most—her wonderful husband, daughter, and three crazy dogs.

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A Bit About Book 1: Haunting Highland House

 

She’s looking to escape her man troubles. Instead, she finds the man of her dreams. There’s only one problem – he’s dead.

Living in a haunted house and uncovering a gateway in time were not in the job description when Samantha Merrill agreed to be the property manager of Highland House. Old photos of the reclusive master of the manor captivate her, yet she’s terrified when he appears out of nowhere. How can Robert Pennington be making love to her by the parlor fireplace when he died over a century ago?

Robert Pennington is a powerful industrialist charged with caring for an ailing father, a meddling mother, and two wayward siblings. Weary of his burdens, he longs for change. Is he ready for a woman from the future? His disciplined world turns upside down when the mysterious Samantha Merrill crashes his sister’s birthday ball. He is wildly attracted to this intriguing beauty, but is it magic or mischief motivating her? When Sam vanishes before his eyes, he knows only one thing for certain.  He wants her back.

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It’s been a pleasure having Kathryn as my special guest today. Please come back again next week for more authors, books, and some great giveaways!

Nancy

 

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To Be or Not To Be …. An Honorable Author

If you’re an author or even a reader who keeps abreast of what’s happening in the world of romantic fiction then you, no doubt, have heard rumblings about the ill-conceived attempt by one author to undermine the livelihood of others. Her selfish endeavors have been aptly named Cocky-Gate. As authors, we owe it not only to ourselves but to those who share our passion for well-written, entertaining romantic fiction, to be the best we can be, to act with honor and selflessness.

I’ve been in the business for 25 years and published for 22. Romance authors are among the most generous people I’ve ever met. It makes my heart ache to think that one person could be so self-centered, so totally devoid of compassion, that she would attempt to trademark a common erotic romance word and make it her own and then force others to her will.

I trust those who have the knowledge and ability will put this author, who shall not be named on my site, in her place. I’m hoping for an apology and restitution for those authors  financially affected. However, given this woman’s character, I’m not holding my breath!

Send you peace, love and, above all, honor!

Nancy

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HIS WICKED LOVE by Anya Summers

GENRE:  Erotic Romance

SERIES: Cuffs and Spurs (Book 3)

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About the Book

Mason Stewart is in a pickle. He and his brother are the co-owners of the Black Elkhorn Lodge and Resort. Their dream stands at the precipice of utter ruin because their previous chef embezzled every last dime of savings they had for the lodge. In a last ditch effort to save his business from the brink of annihilation, Mason hires a new chef for their restaurant; sight unseen.

Nothing can prepare him for Emily, the red-haired siren who waltzes into his resort, carting a set of chef knives and demanding to see her new kitchen. She challenges his authority. She inflames his every wicked desire. She is everything he has ever wanted. And he can’t touch her. He’s her boss. And it would be wrong to give in to the incendiary heat between them… wouldn’t it?

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“Are you sure this new chef can cook?” Cole asked, a pensive expression creasing his brow.

Fuck if I know. “She comes highly recommended. Has been a sous chef for two years.”

“Actually, it’s four years, but who’s counting, right?” said a sultry female voice from his office doorway.

Mason glanced up and was glad he was seated. Emily Fox’s resume and background checks had provided him with a boatload of facts about his new hire. But they hadn’t prepared him for the red-haired siren currently standing in the wooden door frame. The long waves of her hair reminded him of the sunset, the myriad hues of burnt orange and sienna hung over delicate shoulders and more than ample cleavage before ending above her trim waist. Her skin was smooth and the color of iridescent pearls, which only seemed to magnify the natural pale pink hue of her lips that were not overly plump but perfectly formed.

Yet it was her eyes that were the real killer. On top of a voluptuous form that made the Dom in Mason want to weep in thanks, her hazel eyes were large pools that sparkled with lively zest and were surrounded by a wealth of inky lashes. Intelligence flashed in her gaze. The electricity of it zapped through him.

“You must be Emily Fox,” Mason said, finding his voice after nearly swallowing his tongue. Standing, now that he’d found his legs, he shoved away the unwanted and rather inconvenient lust she evoked in him.

“You’d be right about that,” she said, with a hint of sarcasm that she softened with a grin as she placed her free hand on her denim clad hip. The other clutched the handle of a small leather satchel about the size of his goody bag. He must have been in a mood when they’d briefly talked on the phone because the sound hadn’t affected him as it did now. The dulcet tones curled along his spine, into his gut, and made his dick twitch.

“I’m Mason Stewart. This is my brother and business partner, Cole,” Mason informed her. His gaze roved over her form. While she was dressed casually, in a pair of well-worn blue jeans and fitted mint green Henley top that accentuated her curves, with a black jacket tied around her waist, Miss Fox was anything but casual. She was stunning—exotic, even. He couldn’t help but wonder what she looked like naked.

Yet her demeanor didn’t scream Rodeo Drive. That was good. It made her appear accessible and down to earth. As though, perhaps, if he and Cole played their cards right, she wouldn’t mind trading in city life for country life in Wyoming.

“Pleasure.” Emily smiled and nodded towards Cole, who tipped his hat in her direction in greeting. From the expression on Cole’s face, Mason surmised he wasn’t the only one a bit taken aback by her looks. It should make him feel better that he wasn’t the only who’d been momentarily struck dumb, but it didn’t. He couldn’t afford to be attracted to the newest chef. The paradox of it, given their current situation, was not lost on him.

“I’m glad you made it early. Hopefully the drive wasn’t too hard on you. If you like, I can have the front desk get your belongings to your cabin. Then I can show you the restaurant and where you will be working,” Mason said as he emerged from behind his desk and walked toward her. He gestured with his hand outstretched to take the case from her and help her out. Miss Fox really was a small thing. While he was six one, he had to look down to meet her gaze. He hadn’t known what to expect—certainly not the vision before him.

Yet instead of handing it over, she shifted the case behind her back and held her other palm up, stalling his forward progression.

“Hold up, cowboy, no one touches my knives without losing body parts. I know I agreed to accept the position over the phone, but I need to see the kitchen first before we go any further,” Emily said, her sultry voice making him think of sex. Long, languorous, Tantric style sex before a roaring fire. Sex that left a body boneless and too sated to move. Her voice was sex, plain and simple. And it made his dick hard in his jeans. Mason tempered the unexpected and rather unwanted desire she stirred within him. Or tried to.

Instead he settled on annoyance with a simmering underbelly of lust, which only served to piss him off.

About the Author

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher http://www.maggiemaegallagher.com/. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

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A Giveaway

Anya will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is a one-week, multi-site tour. Be sure to visit the other sites listed for even more chances to enter the drawing.

May 7:
1: Author C.A.Milson
2: BooksChatter
3: Erotica For All
4: Fabulous and Brunette
5: Lock That Door
6: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
7: Romance Novel Giveaways

May 8:
1: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
2: Sharing Links and Wisdom
3: The TBR Pile
4: Wake Up Your Wild Side
5: Deal Sharing Aunt
6: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
7: Long and Short Reviews

May 9:
1: Books to Light Your Fire
2: Edgar’s Books
3: Jazzy Book Reviews
4: Liz’s Reading Life
5: Tory Richards
6: underneath the covers
7: The Avid Reader

May 10:
1: Beyond Romance
2: Dena Garson-Real… Hot… Romance
3: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
4: Reviews by Crystal
5: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
6: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race

May 11:
1: Bookaholic
2: Dawn’s Reading Nook
3: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
4: Guam Historical Romance Novel
5: Readeropolis
6: T’s Stuff

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It’s been my pleasure having Anya return to the blog. You can view her other visits here at Notes From a Romantic’s Heart by entering her name in the search box above.

Please come back later in the week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

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SOUL OF DISCRETION by Susan Mac Nicol and M. Tasia

GENRE: Erotic (M/M) Romance

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About the Book

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

Simon Bridgeworth believes in loyalty, and keeping things in-house. When he discovers his best friend, who has been running the Canadian division of Simon’s tech empire, has been skimming millions from the company, Simon flies to Toronto to get to the bottom of the theft and learns his friend has been murdered. Devastated and at a loose end, Simon knows there’s no way the company’s problems can be kept under wraps now. Imagine his surprise when he learns the Mountie investigating the murder is the first repeat Simon has allowed himself in years.

Sergeant Nick Cooper is a proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He’s served his country in the military, and now he’s protecting the citizenry of Toronto. But devotion to duty is no longer enough. On a whim, Nick hooks up with Aristocrat69 on crUIzer, and what started as one night of incredible sex turns into an attraction neither man can ignore. When a grisly mob murder sends Nick to the Breakforce Corporation, he is shocked to discover his lover is none other than its CEO. When Simon’s life is threatened, ethical lines blur as Nick does anything to keep him safe – no cost is too high for the man who has become Nick’s everything.

Read an Excerpt

Pushing himself up into the sitting position, Nick prepared to get up and go to the bathroom when Simon grabbed his arm. “Where are you going?”

Nick pulled back, shocked by the question but he answered, anyway. “I’m getting cleaned up to go.”

“No.”

No? What the hell? “You don’t want me to get cleaned? Come on man, you can’t be serious. I’ll only take a minute.” Nick’s anger rose. He hadn’t pegged Simon as an asshole but obviously, he might have been wrong.

Simon sat up and took Nick’s hands. “No, I meant I would like it if you stayed. We can have a drink, maybe order in food. Have you eaten?”

Nick couldn’t stop himself from staring at his lover for a moment, but he quickly recovered. “Sure, I’d like that.” He honestly would.

“I’ll clean up and leave a robe in the bathroom for you to use if you’d like.” Simon said before kissing Nick and walking to the bathroom naked, making Nick’s cock twitch. “Easy there, we need a breather between rounds.”

Simon came out of the bathroom wearing the same yoga pants he had on the first time they’d hooked up. The ones that highlighted that perfect ass of his. “All yours, Nick.”

“Thanks. Do you mind if I take a quick shower?” It’d give him the extra time to try to work out what the hell was going on with Simon.

“Yes, go right ahead. I’ll pour us a drink and then we can look over the room service menu.” Simon replied acting as if this was perfectly natural to him. Nick didn’t think it was.

“If that’s what you want.” Nick answered, still unsure of the situation.

Simon picked up on this and walked over to stand in front of him. “I realize I’m behaving oddly compared to last night. I’ve been thinking, and if you’re agreeable, I propose that we spend our free moments together while I’m in town. We get on well and even you must admit, we’re sexually compatible.”

Nick thought about it, he wanted to see Simon again. “How long are you expected to stay in Toronto?”

“At the moment it appears I won’t be able to conclude my business in Canada for at least a couple weeks.”

Well, no one ever accused him of being stupid. Weeks of the best sex of his life with a man he finds irresistible. Where did he sign up? Nick would likely regret this when it ended, but until then he planned to enjoy this to the fullest.

“Okay, deal. While you’re in town, we’ll see each other.”

“And no one else. If you’re with me at night, I don’t want to share you with any other men. I’ll do the same.”

Nick had never been one to date multiple men at the same time, even if this wasn’t really considered dating. But if Simon needed to hear it, Nick had no problem with that. “I agree, no other men.”

Simon flashed a smile that must have men falling to their knees all over England. “Now get showered so we can order dinner.” Nick smiled back before heading into the bathroom still shocked by the turn of events.

About the Authors

Susan Mac Nicol writes steamy, sexy and fun contemporary gay romances, some suspenseful, some gritty and dark, and others just plain ahhhh….

Lover of angst and conflict, she enjoys putting her characters through the emotional wringer and bringing them out the other side with an HEA, or, at the very least, a HFN.

She is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and is also a member of the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK. She’s the Editor-in-Chief at Divine Magazine, and she’s a Charity Board trustee at Being Me in London.

Sue is passionate about research and has stayed in a circus, taken lessons from a blind person on how it feels to be non-sighted, and has traveled to a lighthouse with maintenance crew to see firsthand what it’s like inside. She’s also written a screenplay with a Hollywood actor/producer, with a view to taking her book, Sight Unseen, to the big screen.

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M. Tasia (Michelle) is a paralegal and author who lives in Ontario, Canada. A member of the RWA and its chapter RRW, she is a dedicated people watcher, and a lover of romance, 80’s rock, and happy endings. Married to a good man, mother of two wonderful girls, Michelle is also a servant to two spoiled furry children.

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A Giveaway

One randomly drawn commenter will win eBook copies of Survival Game by Susan Mac Nicol and Grady by M. Tasia

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Tour Stops

This is a week-long, multi-stop tour. You are welcome to visit as many of the stops as you’d like to learn more about the book, the authors, or for more entries into the drawing.

April 30: The Avid Reader
April 30: Sharing Links and Wisdom
April 30: BooksChatter
April 30: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
April 30: T’s Stuff
April 30: Jazzy Book Reviews

May 1: Wake Up Your Wild Side
May 1: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! REVIEW
May 1: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
May 1: It’s Raining Books
May 1: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
May 1: Books to Light Your Fire

May 2: Kimmi Love REVIEW
May 2: Book Lovers 4Ever
May 2: Natural Bri
May 2: Long and Short Reviews
May 2: Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews

May 3: The Reading Addict REVIEW
May 3: Iron Canuck REVIEW
May 3: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
May 3: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
May 3: Erotica For All
May 3: Liz’s Reading Life

May 4: Bookaholic
May 4: The TBR Pile
May 4: B-Gina Review
May 4: Bayou Book Junkie
May 4: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
May 4: RAM PA Group
May 4: Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Sue and Michelle for this stop on their tour. Please come back again next week for more authors, books, and giveaways. Also, feel free to stop by this weekend for some insight into writing and publishing.

Nancy

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STRANGE TIDINGS by Jim Stein *Special Guest*

 

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, YA

Series: Legends Walk (Book 1)

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A Few Questions for the Author

Q1:  If you could become any one of your book’s characters, who would it be and why?

Pina. Okay, so a six-foot-tall, 200 lb guy becoming a diminutive forest sprite might not sound like a logical choice. But I had a lot of fun writing Pina in this first book and the sequel, which is currently with my beta readers. I like her simplistic outlook and connection with nature—not to mention she has some kick-ass magic of her own.

Q2:  What do you consider to be the central plot of your story?

A classic reluctant hero’s journey through a landscape of good vs. evil, supported by the framework of powerful music turned magic. Music flows through Ed’s veins, making him the perfect choice to record the A-Chord’s first album, but a witch threatens his sister and presses him for information. A crazy old Native American reveals an impossible heritage that lets Ed focus music into true magic. But he’ll need help from the band, his friends, and more to save his sister and overcome the dark creatures aligned against them.

Q3When did you know you were destined to be a writer?

Early on I knew I wanted to write fantastic stories. I consumed every bit of SciFi and Fantasy I could get my hands on, read until 2 am each night, and knew I wanted to craft tales that transport people to the wonderful places I saw in my mind’s eye. I wrote a few short stories in high school and college, but took the Navy route for my first career before getting back to typing.

 

About the Book

The apocalypse didn’t arrive with nuclear war or a plague of zombies, just a quiet virus that sterilized most everyone and put humanity’s future in jeopardy. Fifty years later, seventeen-year-old Ed Johnson plies his musical talents in New Philadelphia, jumping at the chance to help launch a coworker’s band. But Quinn, their beautiful bassist, is inexplicably cold toward him, and other strange things are afoot.

In spite of a growing unease, Ed shrugs off being stalked by a crazy, old Native American and a frightening crone. But when nightmare creatures threaten his sister, Ed discovers he is bound to the strangers. To get out of this mess, he must enlist the help of his friends and Quinn, who harbors her own dark secret.

But there is little time for Ed to discover the true power of music and save them, himself, and perhaps the future of the human race.

Read an Excerpt

If the woman’s face was ancient, her eyes were older still, prehistoric and primeval. The left drew down a fraction at the outer corner as if from a minor stroke. The right was wider and filled with a whitish, almost sparkling cloud of rheumy film. Her gaze chilled my blood.

“Tell me,” she repeated, and this time the gust of wind that accompanied her command sliced at me with cold, angry knives.

There was a pressure to her words, an irate teacher’s command, the audience’s breathless expectation, and the finality of a falling gavel, all rolled into one. This was the force that had been under my skin all morning, wheedling into my skull, compelling me to tell her…what? My head throbbed, making it hard to think.

“Edan, catch!” I dragged my eyes away from the old woman, toward the voice that intruded on our quiet little standoff.

Something flashed toward my face. By instinct, I snatched it out of the air. My clenched hand warmed, and the icy wind subsided. I looked back at the old woman. She had shrunken, become less foreboding. Her compelling gaze was just a glower directed not at me but at the man that shuffled toward us.

“This is none of your affair!” the woman spat. “Go back to your deserts.”

“In time.” Mr. Fedora chuckled in his cracked voice. Great, now I had two loonies to deal with, but at least he had diverted the old woman’s strange intensity.

“I have a journey to complete, a vacation, if you will.”

As the hunched Fedora joined us, the woman fell back, a pace at first, then three. Her bad eye caught a shaft of sunlight, and the white film within shifted and danced. With one last, malevolent glare she spun away and was gone. It was strange, I didn’t see where she went. I assumed back to her stand, but when I looked, the confection table had already been taken down.

 

Fun Book Facts

Strange Tidings is set in the fictional town of New Philadelphia near where Jim grew up. As seems to be the way with writers, several of his likes and experiences crept into the story. These include—in no particular order—soft pretzels, Rock music, and a character based on his muse, Marley the Great Dane.

The first half of Strange Tidings was drafted during the 2015 NaNoWriMo challenge where authors attempt to write 50,000 words during November. The second half of the story flowed that December followed by a half a dozen rewrites, beta reads, and the pitch to his editor from TWRP in Oct 2016.

About the Author

Jim Stein couldn’t get enough SciFi and Fantasy growing up. Libraries, drugstores, and the bookstore at the mall were favorite haunts to hunt for exciting covers and fantastic stories. He rarely found himself “between books,” and still loves to let his imagination soar with a good read.

Tangled type bars and stubborn ribbon on his dad’s Royal typewriter gave rise to Jim’s first ill-conceived attempts at high fantasy. After two degrees in computer science and three decades as a naval officer, Jim is back at it—albeit this time on a laptop with wireless keyboard and a 39-inch monitor.

To work through his plots and character development, Jim and his muse walk the river trail. Marley isn’t just a Great Dane, she’s a great listener—as long as the local cow herd isn’t pacing along beside them. It’s a shame she doesn’t fit in the kayak.

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What Readers Are Saying

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It’s been my pleasure hosting fellow Wild Rose Press author, Jim Stein, on Notes From a Romantic’s Heart. There are plenty more blog tours to follow and another special guest expected on May 11th. I hope you’ll come back again soon!

Nancy

 

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LOST ON THE ROAD TO LOVE by Kay Harris *Review*

GENRE: Contemporary Romance

SERIES: I Want Morrison (Book 2)

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About the Book

On the road for eight months as part of the crew for a travel show, Chelsea Morrison expects to work hard, endure long nights, and enjoy some wicked adventures. But she doesn’t expect to fall head over heels for the show’s star.

Henry Rush, son of a legendary rock star, is leery of women. He learned early they only want him for the fame that rightly belongs to his father. But when an intense friendship with Chelsea leads to so much more, he has to confront the one thing he’s avoided all his life.

Can these two friends navigate their way to a happy ending?

Read an Excerpt

“Let’s get out of here,” I suggested, scooting out of my side of the booth.

“Good idea.” Henry threw a few bills on the table, got up quickly and, to my great surprise, grabbed my hand and pulled me to the door.

We were moving fast as we approached the reporter and photographer. It wasn’t until we were squeezing past them in the doorway that the reporter spoke. “Hey, aren’t you—”

Henry ignored him and moved his large body so the photographer didn’t stand a chance of getting a good shot. Then, still holding onto my hand, he ushered me through the door and out onto the sidewalk. We moved swiftly away from the café, not looking back until we were almost a block away.

“Well done,” I said, slowly easing my hand out of Henry’s grasp.

Henry held on, giving my fingers a gentle squeeze. “I learned young how to evade the press.”

“I bet.”

“Where do you want to go?”

I looked at the buildings of Manhattan in the gray hours of early evening. The temperature was starting to drop, but it was still over seventy degrees, and for once, I was quite comfortable in my tank top and light cardigan. I had no qualms about making a long journey. “There,” I said, pointing at the Empire State Building.

My Review

Another well-written entry in the series, Lost on the Road to Love, is a great example of finding true love with a total opposite personality! Add the element of an unrequited teenage crush and romantic rather than graphic love scenes and what’s not to enjoy!

Author Kay Harris takes us on a fun adventure with a hard-working heroine and privileged, but misunderstood, hero. I found myself engaged with the storyline and patiently waiting for the two main characters to realize they were right for each other.

If I had any qualm about the book it would be the somewhat wishy-washy approach of the heroine. However, I chalked her indecisiveness up to her personal self-esteem issues. It was nice to watch her blossom as the romance progressed.

It was also nice to become reacquainted with the crossover characters from the first book in the series. If you’d like to start at the beginning, you can read my review for the first book in the I Want Morrison series, Don’t Let Him Go.

About the Author

Kay Harris has had a diverse career with jobs ranging from college professor to park ranger. Now she adds author to her repertoire. Kay writes romance novels that contain a little bit of sweet, a dash of sexy, a touch of heartbreak, and a whole lot of fun!

Kay grew up in the Midwest and has since lived all over the western United States including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. She loves to hike, is obsessed with museums, and enjoys taking her extremely tall and very handsome husband on adventures.

Kay’s Website/Blog | Facebook | Twitter | BookBub | Goodreads

A Giveaway

Kay Harris will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is a four-week, review tour. You are welcome to visit all the previous stops for more reviews, excerpts, or for additional entries into the drawing.

April 10: Liz’s Reading Life
April 10: Books to Light Your Fire
April 17: Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored 
April 17: Fabulous and Brunette
April 17: Sharing Links and Wisdom
April 24: Natural Bri
April 24: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
May 1: A Chick Who Reads
May 1: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Kay for this final stop on her tour. Please come back again all week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Part of a Series | 12 Comments