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Saturday, August 19, 2017

M/M Work in Progress~ Evelise Archer


Here's a small snippet from my current work in progress. M/M. still untitled.
Enjoy!








Felipe slumped onto the seat of the scarred wooden chair, the legs scrapping a few inches across the luminescent dark stain of the floor.
Adelina.
Dead.
Tears welled in his eyes as he read the note, handed to him by his good friend Brother Francisco- again.
Mi querido hijo. Es con un corazón pesado que necesito informarle de un accidente de vehículo que tomó la vida de nuestra amada Adelina…
It stated his sister did not survive an unfortunate vehicle accident and he needed to return to his family’s estate post haste. And would not return to the monastery.
Leave the only home he’d known since his thirteenth birthday and return to the family estate, Vides Enredadas- Tangled Vines. His tears finally spilled over. Felipe wasn’t sure which he cried more for- his sister’s death or that he’d have to leave the security of his home for the past nine years.




Evelise Archer is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a new-found lover of tea, and don’t look in her office because what you find may astound you. She currently has twenty tins of tealeaves just waiting to be brewed for her drinking pleasure. She is bilingual, lives in one of the original thirteen colonies, and is a lover of the cold weather and snow. It’s a safe bet that you may find her on the beach in the autumn and winter, but rarely in the summer. She’s been married for over thirty years to a loving man who puts up with her obsession to clean—she currently owns three vacuum cleaners—, read, and spin a tale when the voices speak to her. When she’s not in front of the computer, search her out in the local gym.




Friday, August 18, 2017

Free 1st in Series!

I was surprised to find out how many people did not know Working Girl and all her Mr's were available in North America! I discovered this at RWA17 when in Orlando. People said they'd never seen the book, or the cover until they came to RWA. But people loved the cover and all my download cards disappeared, yay!

But!!

You can still get Mr Monday FREE!

Only a few weeks left to get the first book free in the Working Girl series thanks to my publisher Eternal Romance. I was invited to sign at the Grand Central Forever book signing at RWA this past July and I was thrilled to be there! I was signing download cards since it was to tricky to get books over from the UK so quickly.

If you do speak French, German, Spanish or Portuguese, Working Girl has been translated in to those languages and Dutch is coming in the new year.

Some of the awesome sweets at the Harlequin Party.
How cool was it that I sat right beside Heather Graham at the Literacy signing! She sold out her books in about 10 minutes and one reader just missed out and started to cry!
Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference was in Orlando this year and I brought my adult kids with me. It was great to have them around and I was so proud of them. They enjoyed themselves and loved the huge two room suite we got at the Swan Hotel.

 Here is a LINK to Mr Monday.  💫   if you've read & 💞 Tess's story, please leave a review xo. Positive reviews are so important to us.

Sorry my post is late. I had an emergency oral surgery procedure yesterday afternoon and it knocked me for a loop.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Like #Gothic Romance? Check out this #PNR #booktrailer

** Gargoyles, Vampires, and Wolf Shifters in this #Gothic #PNR Series! **






Meet Antoine, the dark sculptor with a secret, at the Chateau, in Darkness Rising.

In Dark Velvet, a young poet, Savannah, meets Antoine. The attraction is immediate… and intense.

A shy painter meets a rock guitarist at the Chateau in Dark Muse. When she asks to paint him, temptation rises…




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DARKNESS RISING

Chateau Seductions 0.5


Antoine Chevalier harbors a secret. Born a gargoyle shifter, he wants nothing more than to cultivate his art. His hard work pays off the night he completes his greatest sculpture. But the excitement of his accomplishment doesn’t last.


He’s drawn the eye of the wrong group—a clan of vampires. Antoine wakes into darkness, changed. Shattered. His dream of becoming a renowned sculptor is destroyed.


One question remains—how will he ever survive an eternity of darkness alone?


DARK VELVET

Chateau Seductions 1


Grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted as a resident to a prestigious art colony. Where else would she be able to focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her hectic city life. When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor.


Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him. After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles against. She deserves more than someone of his kind.


Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island.


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“…insanely hot chemistry between the female protagonist Savannah & vampire Antoine. Their intensity starts off right away and you’re not a chapter in before it takes off like a rocket.” ~ Paranormal Romance Junkies


DARK MUSE

Chateau Seductions 2


It takes time before Gina Meiro warms up to people and her shyness is often misunderstood. She hasn’t had to worry about meeting new people at a remote art colony until a new resident arrives—a rock guitarist more suited for a billboard. Her carefree days of painting at the medieval-styled castle on a remote New England island are shattered when she stumbles right into his welcome gathering.


After a falling out with his band, Dante Riani wants nothing more at Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island than solitude to work on new songs. When a shy young painter asks to paint him at sunset, he’s tempted by the opportunity to be alone with her.


Someone at the colony claims to know what Dante is and asks for his help. Dante fears his plans are coming undone, especially as he grows more drawn to Gina. Her scent and vulnerability are too difficult to resist. But he must stay away from her—she would never understand his secret.


“I really enjoyed the dynamic between Gina and Dante. This story has the perfect amount of witty banter, sex, and romance.” – 5* from Books and Beyond Fifty Shades


“A wonderful continuation of the Chateau Seduction Series…I love the new (to me) aspect of the paranormal.” – Long and Short Reviews


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The science of paranormal creatures..#paranormal, #FionaMcGier, #erotic romance

Oh, how jealous I am of writers who can write all day and night...or even everyday. I've been working on a book all summer, and it's only about 3/4 done. I'm still tutoring 3 afternoons per week and on Saturday mornings. School starts on Wednesday, and I've been asked to do a long-term sub job for a teacher who had a baby, so I'll be working at the school every day through September 8th.  I'm glad for the money, but sad that I'll have only a few stolen moments here and there to write.

My latest WIP is about werewolves. I don't usually write paranormal romances, but when I have dreams that dictate entire story arcs, I have to submit to my muse's dictates. Based on a dream years ago, I did a different, kind of scientific "take" on vampires. In my 2-book series, Prophecy of the Undead, and Mayan Prophecy Fulfilled,  I had the heroine from the first book,
Keisha, a neurobiology researcher, discover once she'd been "turned" that there are spores in the blood of vampires. These spores can withstand the cold of space, so presumably they float around in space, landing on random planets.  If there are no beings with iron-based blood, they die. If there are beings with iron-based blood, then they can infect them and produce a new life form whose entire body will be reformed to suit what the spores need.  Organs needed for digestion of food, for example, will atrophy, and only what is needed to process the blood they crave for survival, will be kept. But along with this way of being comes abilities like being able to fly, which I describe in a humorous scene in the first book, when Keisha is being taught to fly by the vampire who adores her, as well as by 2 other, much older vampires, who tease her about her clumsy first attempts.

In my werewolf book, my heroine will not be turned into a werewolf because that's not possible. I imagine it to be a genetic event, that causes a person to be born with a wolf sharing his or her body. The wolf keeps quiet until puberty, then can make itself apparent at any time. For this reason, there are special high schools that teenagers can be sent to, so that if it occurs, they are in a safe environment where others like them will teach them how to control their wolves, and how to change safely. There is no way to tell ahead of time if your child is "gifted" with a wolf. Two weres can have children who show no signs of being able to shift. Or two normal people can have children who discover, to their horror, that they have another voice living in their heads, and they regularly will have overpowering urges to undergo a very painful change, that will break and recreate their skeletal structure, as well as move their inner organs around. I don't even have a title yet, but since this was a dream once again, as the vampire books were, I'm really enjoying having the story flow out of me. I'll probably write for a few hours on Monday the 14th, and try for some time on Tuesday. Then Wednesday starts school and the voices will have to wait.

I've started collecting pictures of females who resemble my heroines, so I can have their image fixed in my head as I write. Do you do this? I've also been making notes about the surroundings, and about the familial relationships of the people who live on the huge compound that includes the school.

Can anyone suggest publishers who specialize in paranormal stories? Just wondering if there are any that I should be sure to submit to, when the book is finally done.

Find out more about my two vampire books, as well as my other romances, at my website, www.fionamcgier.com. Until next month, happy reading!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Coming Friday - Ebb and Flow

I never considered myself an outdoor kind of guy, especially as an adult.  I have become used to the comforts of life and home.  My idea of roughing it is hotel room without a refrigerator.  However I also love the water.  So when I got the chance to spend the day fishing on the Gulf of Mexico, I jumped at it.  I was in Florida visiting with Elizabeth my publisher and her family.  Her husband and sons love to fish and we arranged a day on the gulf.   I was awe inspiring.  I caught snapper, grouper, and a few sharks that we threw back.  I also got to see the sun rise and set over the water.

Okay, I also had to get up at the butt crack of dawn to get there, but still.  After lunch I lay down under the awning, listening to the lap of the water and the guys talking and took a short nap.  It was one of those perfect days and I store away.  So of course I had to write about it.


To achieve happiness, they’ll have to find the courage to be their own men.
As first mate on a charter fishing boat, Billy Ray meets a lot of people, but not one of them has made him as uncomfortable as Skippy—because he’s drawn to Skippy as surely as the moon pulls the tides, and he’s almost as powerless to resist. Billy Ray has spent his life denying who he is to avoid the wrath of his religious father, and he can’t allow anyone to see through his carefully built façade.
Skippy is only in town on business and will have to return to Boston once he’s through. But he doesn’t count on Billy Ray capturing his attention and touching his heart. After all, his father has certain expectations, and one of them is not him staying in Florida.
Billy Ray doesn’t realize just how much he and Skippy have in common, though. They’re both living to please their fathers instead of following their own dreams—a fact that becomes painfully obvious when they get to know each other and realize how much joy they’ve denied themselves. While they can’t change the past, they can begin a future together and make up for lost time—as long as they’re willing to face the consequences of charting their own course.

Purchas an advance copy:  https://www.amazon.com/Ebb-Flow-Loves-Charter-Book-ebook/dp/B074DYCR1D/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WK1Z8DENE8FR9HH9SF9V

Excerpt:

Skippy got up and stood in the center, watching out the back as he inhaled deeply. On the first of these trips, he’d been surprised. He’d expected the water to smell sort of fishy, but it hadn’t. The air hung with moisture but smelled clean and, in its own way, fresh, unspoiled. One of these times he was going to charter a sailboat and spend time on the water without an engine—just water and wind.
“Be careful,” Bubba cautioned him, and Skippy stood with his legs apart, balancing with the moving boat. He nodded and continued his mini-Zen moment. “Are you really okay?”
“Yes.” Skippy turned to Bubba. “He saved me from taking a swim.” He stood behind Bubba’s chair, looking out at what he was seeing.
“I was raised on the water. My dad said I learned to swim before I could walk.” Bubba continually scanned the horizon and watched the instruments and GPS navigator. “This is what I really love to do.”
“We should all do what we love.” Skippy smiled and continued watching while listening to the guys as they broke into the food again. Bubba turned, presumably to check on Billy Ray, and Skippy followed his gaze, unable to look away as Billy Ray got all the hooks baited in preparation for their first stop. What Skippy noticed most was the slight hitch in Billy Ray’s steps. He didn’t move as easily as he had before, and it became clear that while Skippy hadn’t been hurt, Billy Ray might have pulled or bruised his right leg or foot.
Bubba turned back and opened up the engines even further, sending them flying over the water in an exhilarating display of speed that Skippy felt up his feet and legs and right into his balls, which drew close as excitement rose. He needed to get his dick under control and his thoughts on fishing and off the hot deckhand.
Eventually Bubba pulled to a stop, and they each took their place at the poles. Finally Skippy was able to get his mind on a task. That was, until Billy Ray stood near him to check on their lines and rebait his hook. Then the low-watt zing started once again, and he nearly hooked himself getting his line in the water.



Monday, August 14, 2017

Coming Soon: His to Hold (IBook Two of Cowboy Lovin' Series)

She slammed on her brakes so hard she nearly hit her head on the windshield, to keep from hitting Ty Taylor, as he stood boldly before her, with an unbuttoned shirt, snug fitting jeans, and a sexy smile.  She took a deep quelling breath. God help her! Ty was the last person she wanted to run into now. 

"What do you think you're doing, you idiot, I almost hit you!" She hollered as she opened her truck door and stepped out into the hot West Texas sun.

"Jodi Samuels, as I live and breathe. So, you're back, are you?" Ty Taylor drawled. "You're about the last person I expected to see!"

She could believe that from the expression on his face.

Jodi stared for just a second too long before she moved and got her suitcase out of the bed of her truck.

"I'm…back." She cast her eyes away from him quickly. Don't allow eye contact with Ty! Don't let him fluster you!

"All done with college now?" He asked, as he took her suitcase from her slightly trembling hand. His touch against her hand was like an electrical shock going through her. One she didn't want to entertain, even in a fantasy. Of all the men on the ranch why did Ty always affect her so? After four long years of college, and vet school at night, she thought the magnetism between them would have cooled. But it hadn't, at least not on her side it hadn't. Probably never would. Just something she had to live with, she squashed the idea to the back of her mind. She was drawn to him, and she hated her inability to control that magnetism. The last thing she needed was to get tangled up with Ty Taylor again, the foreman of her dad's huge ranch, and her step-dad's nephew.

His no nonsense approach sent a silent message that she received easily enough.
"Yes, all done." She affirmed keeping her voice steady.

"What are you doing back here, I thought you'd have one of those fancy jobs in Dallas or Houston once you finished college." He asked.

He certainly hadn't managed to keep the bitterness out of his tone. He had every right to be bitter. He knew nothing of what had happened that night after her father had caught them in bed together. And he'd never know, she vowed silently.

"Ty," She called his name out. "I am hot, tired, and all I want is to cool off and rest a bit after the long trip home, if you don't mind. I'm just not up to a skirmish right now, okay?"

"Suits me." He muttered thickly. "I'm not exactly up to a skirmish, myself. You look great Jodi."

Manners, she had to use a certain amount of manners. "Thanks."

They went inside and she was greeted by the housekeeper, Maria. "Sweet Jesus you are home again, so good to see you my little pet."

Sunshine broke across Jodi's face now and changed the atmosphere in the house. "Good to see you again, Maria."

"Come, you must taste my chili, I want to know if it's too hot." Maria took her hand and led her into the kitchen, then she peaked her head around the corner, "Ty, put Miss Jodi's things in her room for her."

"Yeah, sure." Ty went down the long hallway.

"Oh, it is good you are home. Your father has been in an uproar for three days, waiting for you to get home." She told her.

"Yeah, I'm sure he's anxious to see me." Jodi firmed her lips.

"Taste this, tell me if it's too hot?"

Jodi sampled the chili and nodded, "It's just right, like I remember."

When Maria saw her expression, she shook her head. "I'm so glad you are home." She grabbed her to her and hugged her with all her might. "You look better than ever Jodi."

"Thanks Maria. I hope I haven't made a mistake by coming home." She told her and hugged her to her.

"You are worried your father won't be glad?"

"It crossed my mind." Jodi faltered.

"But, it has been four long years. He must be happy to have you home again. You’re his only daughter."

"Well, we will see." Jodi couldn't keep the sarcasm mixed with hurt from her voice.

"It has been four long years, and you were still a child when you left, he can't still be mad about that."

"Don't bet on it, Maria." Jodi warned her. "I've missed you and your chili."
Since Jodi's mother died, Maria had been like a second mother to Jodi. She loved her, and Maria loved her right back.

Jodi's glance swept over Maria, appreciating the sweet round face that smiled at her so. Maria was a handsome Mexican woman who had been with her family since she was a little girl. And she was probably the only one who would greet her like this.

Ty came back in the kitchen and told Maria he was heading out to the north pasture.

"Si, I will tell the boss."

Ty gave Jodi a quick assessing glance and left.

The boss, that was her father. That was what everyone called Henry Carter Samuels. Even her. He didn't like the tag of father, daddy, or Pa. No, he was the boss and everyone knew it at the Bar SS.

She looked around the kitchen and smiled. "You haven't changed a thing. Still got those lovely roosters everywhere."

"I know, and it does need changing too, just don't have the time."

"Well, Maria, I'm not staying here, I have an apartment in town and an office too."

"Madre Mia, not staying here?" Maria looked worried now. "Have you told your father?"

"No, right now, I just want a bath and a little rest, I'm tired." She told her.

"Of course. Want me to draw your bath?" Maria asked with a twinkle in her eye.

"No, I'm a grown woman now, Maria. I can do for myself. But thanks anyway. It is good to see you. I've missed you." She started to leave the kitchen but turned to look at Maria, really look. "Thank you for the welcome home, and all you've done for me over the years."

Maria came up to her, kissed her on the cheek. "It was a pleasure. You are more beautiful than ever. Tell me, have you found a man of your own, yet?"

"Hardly that. Been studying mostly. But I am happy." Jodi smiled at her.

"I can see that in your face. Tell me all about your big plans now that you are a graduate."

"Not huge plans. I'm going to be working with Colin Mitchell here, I'll be his assistant vet. That's why I'm here, mostly. He wants to retire and I will take over his business when he does."

"Oh, that sounds exciting. Colin is a good man."

"Soon, he says. I'm feeling good about it. Colin is getting up in age and eventually I'll be taking over his practice. But this will give me time to get used to the business and the customers time to get used to me." Jodi smiled.

"You were always good with the animals."

"I thought I'd spend the weekend here and move into town first of the week."

"But why you not stay here, this is your home, Jodi?"

"I don't belong here any longer, remember?"

"Oh but…"

Jodi looked her in the eye. "You know it as well as I do. But I did want to come home for a bit and maybe make peace. After all, working in the same area as the boss, I need to try to get along with him, if I can."

"I will pray that you will be able to. I know how hard it was on you before. But surely, he can't still be mad about you and Ty. After all, Ty has a girl now…. And you are not kin to Ty Taylor in any way. I don't know why he insists you are. What you did was natural, it was love."

"Well, only you believe that." Jodi tried her best not to react to that news. It was terribly hard to come home and face all the things she'd done in the past. But she was grown now, an adult and she could handle whatever her father dished out. She'd had four years of separation from this place and the people on the ranch. She hoped she could put it behind her. She'd hoped she had grown as a person and could hold up her end of it.

While Maria finished preparing the evening meal, she went to take a bath.
She heard her father when he came in. That hadn't changed, he bellowed loudly for Maria and tension spread through her like wildfire. She silently scolded herself for worrying about this. She and Ty were through and her father should be happy about that.

But what Maria had said dawned on her now, he had a girlfriend. She should be happy for him, but something inside her curled up and died.

"Where is she?" He thundered when Maria brought him a big glass of iced tea and set it beside him in his easy chair.

"She's taking a bath, she said she was very tired from her trip." Maria told him.

"How can anyone be tired, when all they are doing is sitting in a car."

"Please do not fuss at her. She hasn't been home in four years. Can we not have peace for at least a night." Maria asked.

"I've got to set some rules, Maria. I can't have her acting like she did before."

"But senor Ty has a woman now, and your daughter seems very happy, she has a job."

"A job? What job?"

"I will let her tell you…" Maria scampered away. "Dinner will be ready in thirty minutes." She told him.

"Yes, yes…" he fumed and opened the paper.

Just from the sound of his voice, she knew he wasn't happy she was home. Far from it.

Jodi stepped out of the bathtub and got dressed. She put on a cotton dress and after looking in the mirror at herself, she sighed. She never considered herself pretty. She wasn't ugly, she just didn't have the glamor her mother had, nor the solid good looks of her real father, who died when she was two. Squaring her shoulders, she walked into the living room where her father was.

"Hello boss," She said lowly.

"Well, aren't you a breath of fresh air. You look…. like a real lady now, Jodi." He gave her a once over glance.

"Do I?"

"I like the dress, nice touch. So, you ready to move back home now?" He asked.
"Uh…. I guess we should discuss that. You see, I won't be moving home. I've got an apartment in town. I thought I'd spend the weekend with you, and then move into my apartment. I'm an adult now, and been on my own a while, so an apartment is a good idea. And Monday morning I'm starting work with Colin Mitchell." She announced.

"An apartment!" He boomed as she knew he would. "Now listen here girlie, I won't have that. I know why you did this. But it won't work Jodi. I told you long ago you keep your distance from my men. I meant it."

"Not your men, just Ty. And for your information we do not have the same blood. He's your relative, not mine. But to put your mind at ease, I got an apartment in town close to work. I came home to visit you and tell you about it." She explained. "I'd hoped you'd be happy for me. I'm starting a brand-new life now and I'm looking forward to the chance to learn from Colin."
"I won't have it. Haven't you grown up enough to stay away from Ty Taylor on your own. Can't I trust you now? I had hoped things had changed. He's got a girlfriend."

"This isn't about Ty. And I think that's great, I'm glad for him. It's been four years you know. I've changed too, boss. The only time I'll be on your property is to nurse sick animals. And just so you know, I have grown up."

"Well you look grown up, but I'm not sure about that."

"I don't know what I can do to convince you." She said, not looking directly at him.

"How come you are working with Colin?"

"He wrote to me and asked if I'd be interested. Said he wants to retire in a couple of years and if I'd come out and help him, get used to his customers and his business, I could take it over in a couple of years. I thought it an opportunity I couldn't pass up. We both know he's the best vet in Texas. Besides, it would take five or more years to build up a clientele of my own."

"I told you I'd give you the money to start your own business." He quipped.

"I don't want your money. Not that I haven't appreciated that you've helped me all through school, financially. Now, I want to do this on my own. Working with Colin will be a learning experience I couldn’t get anywhere else. It's an opportunity I can't pass up. Colin is the best in Texas."

"On your own. By helping Colin, that isn't on your own, and you know it." He bellowed. "What's the matter, afraid you can't actually cut it?"

She sighed, wishing he wouldn't start a fight already. "Colin can teach me more than I've ever learned in school. I want the chance to learn from the best, and we both know he's the best in the state. It was he who offered. I can't pass up such an opportunity. And I'll be helping him as much as he is helping me. He wants to retire. Him and Loretta want to travel some."

"I won't argue that, but you could be the best, yourself."

"Not yet. Maybe someday. But I want the chance to learn from the best. I've studied all I can, now I need to apply what I know, and learn what I don't."

"Fine, work with him then. But you'll live here."

"No," she sensed for just a moment that her father was considering what she said. But his sense of controlling took over. "I've already paid for the apartment in town. I'll live there. Look boss, I've grown up, and I want to live on my own. I want that freedom. You did a good job raising me boss. I can't complain. Besides, you'd got rid of me, and I'm not going to be put in that position again. I'm not holding a grudge about our disputes in the past. I just want to get on with my life, and make a life for myself."

"Why, you want your privacy for your little affairs, like your mother did! Are you planning on continuing your affair with Ty?"

"Continuing? No father. I want a home of my own though."

He could have slapped her face it hurt so bad to hear those words. In all these years, he hadn't gotten over her mother leaving him. And she was just the little whoring daughter. That's all she was to him, since she grew up. Nothing had changed. The minute he caught Ty and her in bed together, was nearly the end of it all. Perhaps it was the end. Her father considered them kin, but they weren't by blood, only by marriage. He couldn't see it that way. He had shamed her so badly then he packed her bags and sent her off to college. He hadn't blamed Ty, even though he was older, he'd blamed her, telling her she was just like her mother, a little whore. But she'd come home to make peace and hoped he'd changed a bit too. Maybe mellowed. He hadn't. Not one bit!

It had hurt to the bone. Because despite everything, she loved the boss. He'd raised her, paid for most of her schooling. How could she ever begin to repay that?

"And don't you come back until you grow up," he had told her.

Those words had echoed in her head for four long years. But here, now, she wanted to put a stop to those echoes. She wanted to start afresh with no regrets.
She'd been a love-sick young girl when she'd gone to bed with Ty. She still loved him. And admitting that to herself hurt today. Seeing him just now, told her she hadn't gotten over him. She never would.

She held her feelings on a tight rein. She wouldn't let the boss win now. She'd gone through too much.

That was four years ago. But the pain of it was still fresh on her mind.

"I'll leave in the morning, father." She started to walk away.

He stood up, followed her and stared like a devil into her ashen face. "Why are you calling me that, now?"

"You are right. Why would I. You aren't my father, you're the boss, that's what you are. That's what you want to be. The boss. How could I dare forget? I thought we could make peace, but I see I am wrong again."

"Jodi!" he barked, bringing her back to the present again. "Forgive me, I was wrong."

"Apology accepted, but I'm still leaving in the morning. I want to get moved into my apartment before I start work."

"People will wonder what has gotten into you, moving into town, when you have a home here."

"You're wrong. I've never had a home here. But I will have, someday." She promised. "A home of my own."

He frowned and stared after her as she walked away.

Supper was very quiet, and Maria tried to be a balm between them. It didn’t' work. He'd already insulted her as much as he possibly could.

After dinner, she went to the stable, looking for her horse. It wasn't there. She checked every stall, even the corral but there was no sign of Midnight. What had he done, sold her horse too?

"He isn't here. He sold Midnight." Ty stood at the first stall watching her look for the horse she had loved so much.

"He sold my horse?" Here voice sounded strangled now. She had to fight the tears back.

"He did it right after you left for College." Ty explained.

"Thanks for telling me…" she said lowly, controlling her emotions once more. That cut so deep!

"So how did it go?" He asked, his voice still not friendly, but not hostile either.

"What?"

"Seeing the old man again?" His voice lowered now.

"Unfortunately, nothing has changed." She uttered, not able to keep all the emotions swamping her at bay now.

"So, what are you going to do?" He asked softly.

She turned to look at him now, holding her chin up, steadying her nerves. Just looking at him sent some primitive unwanted feeling through her. "I've got a job, working with Colin Mitchell now. I've got an apartment in town. I'm going to live my life…somehow."

"You took a job working with Colin?" He seemed surprised.

She knew what Ty was thinking, why here in this town?

"It's really simple Ty. It's an opportunity to learn from the best, wouldn't' you say? He wrote me at college, then he called, we talked for a long time. He wants to retire and knowing I was going to vet school too, he offered me an opportunity I couldn't pass up."

"Well yeah," He moved closer as though not even thinking about it. "I mean, he's the best vet in Texas."

She nodded. "Just had to be in this damned town though, didn't it?" She glanced up at his frown, and she stared for a long time until his eyes came up from under his hat and they locked with hers. "I'm not here to cause anyone any trouble."

"I guess that is kind of rough. I'm not sure what all is between the two of you, but, I want you to know, I really did try to smooth things over when you left, and I thought I'd made progress."

She nodded, and a tear slipped down her cheek, but she didn't acknowledge it. "Well thanks, but it didn't work."

"You look…great." He murmured.

"Yeah well, so do you. I hear you got a girlfriend now. Getting married soon, I hope."

She saw something in his eyes as she said it. It was hateful, and he really hadn't done a thing to deserve that.

"Well, it hasn't progressed that far yet." He studied her now.

The air in the barn was too thick for words. The tension between them was like an intangible wire stretched between them. The least spark would ignite it. And now that she had some control over her own life, she didn't want that spark to ignite. She done without her father or Ty for four long years, she could manage now. She had to.

"I figured you'd be married and have a family by now…" she muttered.
The misery inside her was growing so fast she could hardly speak.

"No, I guess I'm a little slow on the draw for that. What about you?"

"What about me?" She asked tersely. She didn't mean to be hateful, it just sounded that way.

"Well, I figured you'd have a couple of boyfriends escorting you to all the College functions. No ring on the finger, guess things didn't work out well?"

"I had friends. But I didn't go to college for a boyfriend. I went to learn. And I did. I went to vet school at night. I know it sounds like some luxury to be able to go to college and not pay for it. I owe him that. It's part of why I'm here today. But I put my nose to the grind and kept it there for four years. It wasn't easy as school was never easy for me. But I did it. And now, I've got a life, or soon will have." She told him, not looking at him.

He came closer, tipped her chin up to see her face, "I'm glad, Jodi."

Dear God, his mere touch sent a fever through her.

If her chin quivered, she'd die. She could hardly breath with him this close.

"You think you could find me a horse?" She asked, still not looking him in the eye.

"Sure…" his eyes never left her.

He moved away now and picked out a horse, put a saddle on it, and brought it to her. As he handed her the reins, their hands touched. It felt like fire, his touching her, even so briefly.

She swallowed. "Thanks…" she murmured.

"Have a nice ride." He smiled.

"What's his name?"

"Blackie…" his look smoldered at her.

She nodded and swallowed hard. She mounted and left.
It would take some riding to get rid her of the fire between them and she knew it. So much hurt had happened she could never tell him. Never face him with the truth. Why had she come back here? But then she knew….



Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Please help get the word out on my new releases. #TinaDonahueBooks #ContemporaryRomance

To help get the word out on my newest romance releases, I have three campaigns going and I'm asking you to help support them.

What's that involve? Simply click on the titles - they'll take you to the Thunderclap campaigns. There you can support the books on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr with a simple click. That's it! Thanks!





My Upcoming Releases

WICKED TAKEOVER
Book One Wicked Brand



Available for Preorder Now - Ready to Read August 7

Blurb:

She's just inherited a tattoo parlor...and the hunk who comes with it.

Lauren’s in a helluva mess. Not only has she lost her corporate HR job, she’s just inherited Wicked Brand, a struggling West Palm Beach tattoo parlor…along with the virile dude who runs it. Lauren’s full-figured, sorta pretty, and wanting him badly. Dream on. She’s here to sell the place as quickly as possible for some much-needed cash and score a new position in the corporate world.

Dante’s sinfully hot with a killer smile and beautifully inked biceps. He sees the heat in Lauren’s eyes despite her conservative appearance, recognizing the dynamite woman she could be if she’d just loosen up and have some wicked fun. Dominance and submission. Making love in a public place. Having her lush body always accessible to and ready for his.

Unwilling and unable to keep their hands to themselves, Lauren and Dante turn to carnal games and seduction. Until lust turns to surprising need and friendship to something deeper that might just change their futures.



RETURN TO ECSTASY
Book One Her Master's Pleasure



Available for Preorder Now - Ready to Read August 18

Blurb:

A willing slave to possession, punishment, pleasure… 

Dreams of a manor where submission and dominance once ruled draws Faith to hypnotherapist Colin Danes. Potently virile, he’s instantly recognizable as her most cherished master from a past life. Desire smolders in his eyes, proving he’s never forgotten her. 

Their carnal dance continues in the present and leads to their past when she was known as Eve. Through hypnotherapy, Colin brings her back to the Victorian era, a hidden estate where she eagerly submits to whatever he and her other noble masters crave. The exquisite discipline of the strap. Being bid on and mounted each night. Displayed and used for the enjoyment of all. 

Most will take her. One will try to imprison her. Only he will be her true master in that life and this.



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Featuring Make Me Breathless by Tina Donahue - contemporary menage

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These rugged cowboys know what they want…the biker chick who just became their neighbor.

When Ally inherits a Texas ranch, she’s not about to trade in her Harley for a horse or a cow. However, she is taken with the McCrays, two deliciously virile cousins who own the adjoining land. Lucas and Colt are a hundred percent male whether they’re working their property or stripping to skin to cool off in the creek. Maybe it’s time to meet her neighbors.

Colt’s never known a woman like Ally, sultry yet vulnerable and totally clueless when it comes to ranching. Hell, what kind of man would he be if he didn’t offer to help? Lucas feels the same. Both guys want to give her some fun, Texas style. Long, hard, and thorough.

Ally’s certainly game for a good time, yet the sweetest surprise is what follows.



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Friday, August 11, 2017

Soon to be Released: Ordinary People; Extraordinary Lives

I am hoping for a release date for my newest book, Ordinary People; Extraordinary Lives, on or before September 15, 2017--national POW/MIA Recognition Day. That would be fitting. I have provided the "back cover" description of the book below. 

Ordinary People; Extraordinary Lives chronicles the struggles of Harold Whittington and his brother, Otto, from birth through the Great Depression and on to WW II. Otto joined the Army and subsequently endured the surrender of Bataan and the Bataan Death March. During Otto’s 3.5 years as a Japanese POW, he was a slave conscript for building roads in the Philippines. Few POWs survived that duty. Later, after a harrowing trip from the Philippines to Japan on a “Death Ship”, Otto was a slave in the Japanese steel mills. Somehow Otto survived two near beheadings, beriberi, malnutrition, malaria, and torture—and twice the steel mills where he labored were targeted for nuclear destruction. Otto could hear the B-29 circling overhead; only the weather spared him. While Otto struggled through severe torture and sickness, Harold joined the Navy and searched for Otto throughout the Pacific theater whenever his supply ship put into port. After the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Otto escaped the POW camp and made his way to a small POW collection point outside Manila. His exit from Japan was also remarkable because the aircraft to which he was assigned was preceded by another that exploded just off the end of the runway. He watched the bodies fall but took it in stride; death was a daily occurrence for all POWs. Harold subsequently located his brother in Manila, although, after years of torture, Otto did not recognize him. Harold and Otto returned to the USA after the war. Otto became an attorney and Harold became a professor of sociology at Temple Junior College. The incredible lives of these men, fraught with daunting labor, terror, and pain, serves as a poignant example of why they and others like them, are called “The Greatest Generation.”

Thank you for reading,

James L. Hatch

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Violet's Shadow by Jennifer Kacey








Violet’s spent her whole life searching for where she belongs. When she finds it and her shadow comes to life, it’s only the beginning.

Two weeks alone in a secluded cabin is music to Violet’s ears. Until she sees a shadow in the forest with red glowing eyes. Red eyes she’s seen in her dreams for as long as she can remember. Eyes that make her want to forget the rest of the world. But she doesn’t believe in fairy tales anymore.
Rayden was sent to protect her.  To keep her safe.  Nothing more than to guide her as she transitions into a Shadow and takes her rightful place in the pack.  What he finds instead is the mate he’s been unwilling to search for and a passion so fierce he’ll never be able to walk away.
Violet’s spent her entire life aching to belong and she finally finds it in the pack of Shadows she is destined to join.  Everything she’s ever wanted in life and love is finally at her fingertips if she’s brave enough to embrace…her Shadow
 

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Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey

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Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.