Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - Loving Maddie From A to Z

A new release from Kelly Jamieson! Woo-hoo!

Award-winning photojournalist Zack Donovan is happy to be alive after being held captive by a band of rebels in Syria. He's not so happy to be on his way back to Chicago to recuperate with his college friends Maddie and Aidan, who are now a couple. The fear while being held prisoner was nothing compared to how he feels about facing the two people who unknowingly broke his heart seven years ago.

Maddie and Aidan are deeply in love, but lately they feel something is missing for them. They'd do anything to make the other happy, but are struggling to figure out what that is. Those problems are set aside, however, when their best friend from college is taken hostage in Syria. After graduation, Maddie and Aidan were hurt by Zack's refusal to ever come home to visit, but he's still their friend and he has no family, so when he's finally free they insist he come stay with them to recover.

Zack's a different man now. He's seen terrible things. He's come to terms with his sexuality and embraced his need to dominate. Maddie and Aidan would be shocked to know the kinds of things he likes to do. A guy like him will never have a relationship like theirs. But when Zack realizes he might be able to show Maddie and Aidan what they're missing, he faces a dilemma. Do something? Do nothing? Pretend everything's fine? Help them if he can? But will showing them what they're missing help save their relationship...or destroy it?

*****

Rowr! Sounds amazing. Can't wait to run out and Buy It Now!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Ritual Love

Samhain! Time travel! A Druid priest! And my favorite spot in Scotland, the Isle of Iona. This book was SO much fun to write, even if it is a bit of a departure from my usual fare.

 Scientist Moira Sinclair doesn’t believe in magic. Or at least she hasn’t since childhood. She’s only come to Iona in remembrance of her long-deceased grandmother, the last person who encouraged her fanciful side. But now she’s stumbled onto a secret druid ritual—and into another time.

Aedan Ap Crannog is furious to discover an outsider spying on their sacred, banned Samhain rites. With her strange garb and stranger mannerisms, Moira is unlike any woman he’s ever known. But she could cause trouble for him and the people who follow him in the ancient ways. To prevent her from sounding the alarm, he takes her captive, hiding her in the labyrinth of caves along the far shore.

Despite their differences, sparks burn between them as brightly as the Samhain bonfire. Now captive and captor must find a way to bridge the centuries before the magic disappears with the dawn…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - Love After All

In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Burns, a woman discovers that the man she least expects is exactly what she needs…

High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One”.

Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the “perfect” man.

Chelsea knows Bash isn’t the right guy for her—he barely meets one of her criteria—but there’s something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved.

Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right…

****

Teacher heroine? I'm in. Heading out as we speak to go Buy It Now!


Monday, March 30, 2015

Man Crush Monday - Nathan Fillion

From Firefly to Dr. Horrible to Castle, Nathan Fillion has always been a fave. He adds a touch of whimsy to each role, bringing humanity to each character in a way that sticks with you. Plus, he's easy on the eyes. What's not to like?

Catch him on Castle on Monday nights.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Challenging Carter

The featured book this week is Challenging Carter, the final book in my Strip trilogy!

When the stakes are high, she's ready to shed more than her inhibitions-but will the man of her dreams rise to the challenge?

Dani's been in love with Carter forever. But she's nothing like the women he dates-glamorous, exciting, spotlight-ready. Instead, she's stuck in the 'best friend' role and can't seem to find a way out of it. Until a scheduling mix-up finds her enrolled in a strip aerobics class. Now this buttoned-down wallflower is finding her wicked side-and liking it!

What in the world happened to Carter's best bud? She's gone from sweet to sexy in ten seconds flat-and Carter's lucky enough to be around for the ride of a lifetime. But he knows from past experience that relationships don't last. He's got to get things back on track before the most important friendship in his life is damaged forever.

Problem is, Dani has no intention of going back to being "just friends". It's about time someone challenged Carter's assumptions about love and friendship-and Dani's just the woman to do it!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Video(s) of the Week - Christopher Sean Times Two!

Monday's Crush, Christopher Sean, is currently on two shows - Hawaii Five-0 and Days of our Lives. Just to give you an idea of his range, here's some work from both of them:




Days of our Lives - CS plays Paul, a former pro pitcher currently breaking up Salem's only gay marriage. :)




Hawaii Five-0 - CS plays Gabriel Waincroft, Chin's brother in law and all around bad guy. (Warning: pretty brutal scene in the middle of this one.)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - His Diamond of Convenience

Dmitri Markin meets his match! 

Twelve years ago, Victoria Calder made a mistake that cost her father his business. Now she finally has a chance to atone. And if that means going toe-to-toe with the arresting Dmitri Markin she's prepared to step into the ring…and put his on her finger!

Dmitri—former martial arts fighter, present-day pleasure seeker—is a man who likes to win. The beautiful Ms. Calder might have initially shocked him with her proposition, but there's more than one advantage to the deal she's proposing… If this dedicated bachelor is going to surrender to marriage it certainly won't be in name only!

****

I'm a huge Maisey Yates fan, and this book sounds like quintessential, fantastic Presents. Plus - TATTOO. Gonna run on out and Buy It Now!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Man Crush Monday - Christopher Sean

I stopped watching soaps a while back - hard to stay up on them with the day job, and storylines weren't keeping my interest. But once again, a meant-to-be temporary roadblock to the HEA of a show's gay couple pulled me back in. Christopher Sean plays Paul, a former pro baseball pitcher who's Sonny's ex on Days of our Lives. And while the twists and turns of this love quadrangle (Sonny, his husband Will, Paul, and the hotel bellman Derrick who basically wanted to get together with any one of them) are definitely convoluted, one thing is clear - a big portion of the audience has jumped "ship" and decided Sonny and Paul are better together than Sonny and Will.

All I know is that Mr. Sean is outrageously talented, easy on the eye, and a great addition to the DAYS cast. (Also the Hawaii 5-0 cast, where he appears from time to time as Chin's former brother in law.)

Anywho. Check him out. Weekdays on Days of our Lives, NBC.