The Heartbreak Cowboy by Mina Beckett #CoverReveal

Old flames burn hotter the second time around…

It’s been four long years since McCrea Coldiron watched Eleanor Mackenna
walk out of his life. He wasn’t ready for the marriage noose then and never
thought he would be. Single, free to do as he pleases, and running the
Promise Point Horse Rescue Ranch are the things that make him sure he was
right to let Eleanor go… This is until she comes back to town with a
daughter he never knew about in tow.

Eleanor knows just how badly McCrea can burn a woman and how persuasive
he can be when he wants something, so she’s more than cautious about
his charming words and cocky grin when she comes home to arrange the
sale of her grandparents’ ranch. But when a flat tire in a thunderstorm
introduces four-year-old Sophie to her daddy, Eleanor knows McCrea’s love
for his daughter is genuine. Can she trust it will be the same for her? As
the icy walls around her heart begin to melt, Eleanor must find the courage
to trust her heart or run away from the man who has always owned it.

Being shown what he lost is a wake-up call for McCrea and he isn’t about to
let Eleanor or Sophie walk away. It’s time to prove he’s a man who believes
in love and happy-ever-after.

About Mina Beckett

Mina and her husband live on a small farm in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of southern Kentucky. She’s an artist, an avid reader, a dog lover, and a miniature horses enthusiast.

Life in her corner of the world consists of long winter nights curled up by the fire, cheering on her favorite football teams in the fall, enduring March Madness in the spring and walking barefoot through her garden with a cold jar of tea in the summer ─ fireflies at sunset accompanied by a serenade of crickets and frogs, and lazy nights in the porch swing.

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Book Reviews: My Historical Haul

I’ve been on a reading binge lately, focusing on historical romances. I have a soft spot in my heart for Regencies, not only because they were the first kind of romance novel I ever read, but also because I have a pile of degrees in eighteenth-century literature–so I’m always interested to see how other authors deal with the period!

This review is for three historical romances I read last week. They were all fun in completely different ways and well worth picking up and giving a read. Check them out!

Primrose and the Dreadful Duke by Emily Larkin.  Larkin may be my new favorite historical author. I hadn’t read anything by her before, and this book had me laughing aloud before the first chapter was done. Oliver, the hero of the book, is charming and lighthearted, the sort of character who all too often ends up playing a sidekick rather than the lead. Here, he’s the perfect match for Primrose, the bookish heroine who finds herself at a house party with a murderer who’s out to get Oliver. It’s a light mystery and a delightful romance, and I’ll be stocking up on more of Larkin’s books. 5 stars.


Earl to the Rescue by Jane AshfordGwendeline Gregory is a bit of a silly heroine in this book, though it was nice to find a departure from the standard bookish girls who don’t quite fit in. And the hero, Alex St. Audley, is kind and charming and tries to do the right thing by Gwendeline. I didn’t quite buy the kidnappings–or rather, I wasn’t deeply invested in them–but I liked the book, for all that.  4 stars.


Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh. As usual, Balogh’s writing is absolutely gorgeous, drawing the reader into her characters with style and grace. I was delighted to discover in Elizabeth Overfield a Regency heroine over thirty. And even better, the hero, Colin Handrich, Lord Hodges, is a younger man! At twenty-six, he’s old enough to be on the marriage market, but when he falls for Elizabeth, they have to face some interesting opposition from their society–and their own hearts. 5 stars.

 

 

 

 

First and Ten by Erin Hayes and Margo Bond Collins #NewRelease #ReverseHarem #ContemporaryRomance

First and Ten: A Contemporary Reverse Harem
A Team of Her Own Book 1: Preseason
 
by Erin Hayes and Margo Bond Collins

When Madison Harte inherits a football team with three hot players who all want her, there’s one problem: when it comes to America’s favorite sport, she’s clueless. 

I have the worst luck. Failed tech startup? Check. Cheating ex-boyfriend? Check. No idea what to do next? Check.

Then my Uncle Dusty passes away and leaves a whole football team to me. Never mind that I’ve never even seen a game. Who has time for that, right?

But I can sell the team and turn my life around, so I fly from San Francisco to Birmingham, Alabama, where I find a whole new level of football obsession—and start to develop a fascination of my own. Mostly with the three players who are very, very interested in me.

I never expected to find a team of my own. Or that there would be so many obstacles in our way.

Luckily, Madison won’t have to choose just one man in this contemporary reverse harem where Friday Night Lights and Bridget Jones collide and where—hallelujah—it’s still raining men.

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I was strong and capable and would get through this just fine.

And if that had to be my mantra for the next few weeks while I worked out how to sell the team, so be it.

I can do this. I can make it work.

I ignored the voice in the back of my head that said, “And if you can’t, maybe you can just find someone else to help you out.”

As I approached the rental car desk, the man working greeted me with a deep, soft, Southern accent, his vowels elongated and the A’s and I’s almost reversed. He checked the length of time I had arranged to rent the car

“One of our long-term rentals,” he noted. “What are you in town for?”

“Business,” I replied. “For a long time—maybe longer than I have the car rented for.” However long it took me to get the team ready to sell.

He nodded. “If you need to extend the rental, you can do that online.”

“Thanks.”

“Roll Tide or War Eagle?” he asked, raising his eyebrows.

Did that have something to do with extending the rental, too? “Pardon me?”

He repeated himself, and I stared back at him blankly.

“Alabama or Auburn?” he clarified, which wasn’t clarifying anything.

“I don’t know what that means.”

He rattled a plastic cup full of burgundy and orange flags. “I’m asking which team you go for. For a flag. For your car.”

I had no idea what I would do with a flag for my car, or how I was supposed to answer. “I am so sorry, but I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I said.

He spoke very slowly, as if to someone who had a serious mental deficiency. “Your flag shows your support for the football team of your choice.”

Great. I was in one of the only states in the country where everyone had an opinion about football. Except maybe Texas. I had some vague idea that they might be as knowledgeable about football as people from Alabama. Then again, that might just have been because I knew Friday Night Lights was set there. Which I had never watched because it was about football.

It suddenly occurred to me that I did have a football team that I could go for. “I go for the Birmingham Yellowhammers,” I said brightly.

The rental agent shook his head sadly. But he reached under the counter and pulled out his small bucket of yellow flags. “Don’t get much call for these around here.”

“But this is Birmingham.”

“The Hammers suck.”

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About the Authors

Erin Hayes

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she’s an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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Margo Bond Collins

USA TodayWall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between “hanged” and “hung,” turned to writing romance novels instead. (Sometimes her heroines kill monsters, too.)

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Guest Post: Flawed Characters by Janice Ross #romance #giveaway

What is it about flawed characters?

Could it be that they are easier to relate to?

Or maybe, just maybe we enjoy rooting for the underdog…

Whether reading or writing, I need my characters to have some type of flaw. I’m not just talking about the minor things either. I love stubborn, bad @ss, rude, and even dysfunctional personalities. I love nothing more than to have the darkest parts exposed for all to see. TBH, I think perfection is overrated, and I’m not afraid to admit that I’m the exact opposite of perfect. Therefore, I relate more to similar characters.

You see, here’s the thing: it’s about redemption. For me, at least.

I’ve always believed that no matter what someone has done (well…within reason, of course), they can always change. We’re all human, and the characters in books are “human” too. So, in a perfect world, we might make the worst choices but still manage to get an HEA. In reality, that’s not the case. So, why not allow a fictional character to experience what a real person might never accomplish—flaws and all!

Taunted Souls: A Friends to Lovers Romance

For the past five years, Lucas Akins has been in love with his best friend Shayna Davies. Anyone with eyes could see, even Shayna. Yet she’s been fighting off her own feelings too!
As they attempt to continue a life together as just friends, the universe steps in and forces them to own up to their feelings.
But life is never that easy.
Bad choices and dark secrets filter into their lives to shatter the only real happiness either has ever known. And they are forced into circumstances neither is prepared to take on, though they must; otherwise, love might be lost. Forever…

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Janice Ross was born in Guyana, South America and migrated to the USA in 1980. Although her citizenship certificate now reads the United States of America, she considers herself a citizen of the world. Sure she has not physically been around the world and back, but she’s travelled in her mind and dreams.

Janice enjoys Zumba, Kickboxing, and most exercise classes. When she’s not pushing her physical limits, Janice spends time working on her craft, as well as lending a hand to other aspiring writers.

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