Saturday, February 27, 2021

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Mystery Bones Murders by Karen Randau-GUEST POST


Mystery Bones Murders
Frankie Shep Suspense Novellas Book 1
by Karen Randau
Genre: Suspense

A feisty redhead must fight to save herself and the people she loves in acclaimed mystery/thriller author Karen Randau's novella of love, deceit, and redemption.

Frankie Shep carries a secret that haunts and isolates her after the deaths of her husband and young son five years ago. When she digs up a bone on her Wyoming property one stormy night, she unearths frightening connections she didn’t know existed.

All Frankie wants is to find her missing father, but a mystery stalker thwarts her every attempt and tries to terrorize her out of her home and away from the evidence. She becomes an unwitting sleuth who uncovers the awful truth about the people closest to her.

And that puts her in the crosshairs of a serial killer. He soon discovers she is no one to be toyed with.


"A great story, well written and with an eerie feel about it."
- The Indie Express

"There is no question Karen Randau knows how to create suspense, even tension in her writing. "
- Our Town Book Reviews

"If you enjoy reading compelling, thrilling books and a story that really makes you guess how it goes next, do yourself a favor and dive into this book."
- Goodreads Reader

Karen Randau  authors fast-paced stories with intricate plots, lots of action, and a dash of romance told from the point of view of a female amateur sleuth. Mystery Bones Murders is her sixth book and the first book in a new series of novellas. She lives in the mountains of Arizona with her multi-generational family.


Finding Writing Inspiration

By Karen Randau

Finding inspiration for a book can come from a lot of places. I’ve been inspired by news headlines, dreams, and even offhanded comments by those around me.

The inspiration to write a book set in Wyoming came when I vacationed there several years ago. The beauty of the mountains, the sunsets, and the many ranches captivated me. Growing up with farmer grandparents in Colorado, I knew a smidge about ranching. When I was approached about being one of 19 authors writing novellas for a box set about serial killers, I jumped on the opportunity to write Mystery Bones Murders. That box set is now unpublished, and several of us authors have self-published our contributions as single books.

Mystery Bones Murders is about a woman named Frankie who finds a human bone on her land while searching for a stray calf one stormy night. Thrilled she may have found an ancient Native American village, she takes the bone to a friend who is a forensic anthropologist at the University of Wyoming. The news he delivers chills Frankie to the bone. Not only is the bone not ancient, but it could be the remains of Frankie’s mother, who disappeared in the middle of the night while Frankie was in college.

It turns out a serial killer has been burying his victims on Frankie’s land, and they all are people who were once part of Frankie’s inner circle. And now it’s clear the murderer is watching Frankie.

While this is not a romance, Frankie does find love. The thing is, she doesn’t want to fall for this guy. He’s a pastor, and she holds a secret that no pastor—or anyone else for that matter—would ever forgive her. She doubts God will even forgive her, but that’s irrelevant because she’s really mad at the deity who allowed her entire family to die, including her husband and young son in a car wreck.

I’ve incorporated into my writing what my international travels have taught me about the human spirit. Like all my protagonists, Frankie is a strong, resilient woman who would sacrifice anything for her loved ones. Even though she’s isolated and lonely, she finds joy in simple things, especially time with her animals.

With these characteristics in mind, I wrote Mystery Bones Murders not as a story of great heartbreak (but there is great heartbreak in Frankie’s story). Rather it’s a story of redemption and overcoming the obstacles life tends to throw at people.

I’m currently working on the next book in the Frankie Shep series, a winter survival adventure. Frankie is on her way to Colorado to speak about environmental protection at a rancher’s conference. Her airplane crashes on one of the highest peaks in the Rocky Mountain National Park. When rescuers never arrive, Frankie must get herself, a toddler girl, and a Pomeranian dog through arctic conditions down to civilization.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Hustlers by Mikky Sins


A Perfectly Stated Novel
by Mikky Sins
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Break 'em and leave 'em—that was T-Back Johnson's personal creed. Until he tried to break Raisha Sunshine. Not only did Rai dominate him, but she rose to the top as his queen before anyone could blink. With an agenda of her own, and T-Back hunted by the police, she's diabolical enough to steal control of the South Side drug industry from the Vice Lords and her brother, Byron—better known as Bennie Mac. 

With the Hustlers at her command, the battle for Chicago's south side just became a war. Exactly how far is Rai Sunshine willing to go to get to the top? Peaches might be her nickname, but there's nothing sweet about her. Blood doesn't always mean loyalty, and neither does love.

Who will rule Chi-town? The brother, the lover, or the woman who fooled them all?

**This is not a sweet love story. It is a dark street gang romance of control and domination and contains subject matters that may trigger some readers.**

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A die-hard Alice in Wonderland fan, Mikky Sins always thought Alice and the Hatter had great chemistry. Add the Red Queen's delicious wickedness to the mix, and she was bound to become a dark romance author.
Mikky believes love is the motivation for everything, even the darkest parts of your nightmares, and that is why her motto is to write darkness with a sprinkle of love. As a resident of Mad River, Ohio she often hopes to spot her own white rabbit and quite often needs to be retrieved from the rabbit holes of Facebook she constantly falls into.
When she isn't writing, she's reading, babying two very spoiled cats, and dreaming of a world of unbirthdays and regular tea parties.

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*Author Spotlight* V.J. Allison-GUEST POST


Feathered Tartan Book 1
by V.J. Allison
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A heartbeat later, he was alone—shattered, confused and suicidal. Why had Marti walked away from him?

Years later, in another place and a new chapter of Ewan’s life, fate brings them face to face again.

They start building a friendship, but Ewan wants more. He wants Marti as his wife, while she seems to prefer their current status as friends.

Can he convince her that taking another chance at their failed future will be the start of the best part of their lives?

Sweet Child of Mine
Feathered Tartan Book 2
by V.J. Allison
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance

In the city on the harbour, miracles happen.

It’s Christmas Eve.

Ewan and Marti Campbell are hoping to have a quiet holiday season, their first as a married couple, and the last one before their new baby arrives.

A crisis at the real estate agency tosses a huge wrench into their plans, as does the sudden onset of Marti’s labour. As Ewan fights to get home before his child appears, more crises are flung at him. If he is to make it on time to help his wife bring their baby into the world, he’ll need a miracle...

A big one.

Away To Me
Tri-Town Book 1
by V.J. Allison
Genre: Contemporary Romance

What would you do if you found out your late spouse wasn’t the biological parent of your stepchild as they had led you to believe? Would you let it go, in hopes the child wouldn’t go looking for their birth family, or would you help them in their search?

This is the dilemma Neil Falcon faces when he first discovers his late wife, Rita, wasn’t the biological mother of his teenage stepdaughter, Rikki.

His decision to look for her roots puts them on a path that leads them to a part of Neil’s past, one he thought was locked away forever.

Kelsey Wagner is shocked to see the man she once adored appear on her doorstep with claims that Rikki may be her biological child. After finding out her daughter wants her to be a part of her life, she agrees.

Amidst the confusion of raising a teenage daughter, the old feelings resurface. They know their daughter wants them to become a family, but can they make it work?

Under Your Scars
Tri-Town Book 2
by V.J. Allison
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Alexis has that special something about her that Seth can’t fathom. His friend Mirabelle’s new employee is even prettier than the merchandise she sells. Too bad she’s distantly polite when he tries talking to her.

Alexis is attracted to Seth, but she’s in hiding from her past and her mistakes. Getting involved with the one person she's attracted to could blow her cover.

When they’re forced to work together, their libidos ignite. Alexis is terrified to open up and give in to her feelings for Seth. If he remembers that night five years ago, he’ll never speak to her again.

It becomes a question of whether Seth will expose her and force her to keep running, or if he'll help her face her past.

COVID's Arrow
by V.J. Allison
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When two people are in love, social distancing cannot prevent them from being together.

Vicki has been half in love with her friend and co-worker, Mason, since she started working at a grocery store eight months ago. When a pandemic reaches the province, social distancing protocols are installed, and their friendship is put on hold. A break at work brings them back together, but will they have the time Vicki hopes to pursue her hidden desires?

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V.J. Allison was born and raised in southern Nova Scotia, Canada, and her work reflects her strong Maritime roots. She is a stay-at-home mother to a son on the autism spectrum, married to the love of her life, and “mama” to a rescued Maine Coon cat named Marnie. She has been writing various stories of novel length and short stories since her school days, and sees writing as a vital component to her life.

She is a small town erotic romance author published by eXtasy Books, and her novels have been received with great acclaim. Her second novel, Away to Me, is a recipient of the eXtasy Books and Devine Destinies’ Editor’s Choice Seal of Excellence and Enjoyable Reading.

On January 4, 2021, she released her first independently published story, COVID’s Arrow, which had been previously released in the Together We Stand charity collection of stories about essential workers.

When she isn’t writing, she loves to read romance and science fiction novels (notably Star Wars); listen to music (heavy metal, rock, alternative); and do graphics design. She runs her own graphics design company, Veridian Rose Designs, specializing in book promotional posters and Facebook cover photos. This self-proclaimed geeky rocker chick is a warrior and advocate for various chronic illnesses including Occipital Neuralgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Diabetes, Migraines, and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia. She is also an advocate for the prevention of animal cruelty and is a voice for Autism Awareness.


Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

I’ve always loved to read, and as a child, I loved making up stories. I didn’t know I wanted to be an author until my Grade 4 teacher, Mrs. Hache, told me I had a knack for writing stories. After that, becoming an author was my dream career. I didn’t know what genre I wanted to write, so I just wrote silly stuff until I hit Grade 6. After reading a Harlequin Romance, I knew I wanted to be a romance author. I’ve been writing on and off since then, honing my skills and listening to advice from more experienced authors, or in some cases, editors who sent me rejection letters. If it wasn’t for one kind editor taking an extra five minutes to give me a personal rejection letter and give me a few tips on how to improve my writing and storytelling skills, I don’t think I would have made it this far.

What is something unique/quirky about you?

I’m a creative type, but I also love sciences. Give me a book on how the body works, and I’m engrossed for eons. I’d probably read it from cover to cover and be disappointed it was finished. I love learning about things like anatomy and astronomy.

Where were you born/grew up at?

I was born in a small town called Bridgewater on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, and I grew up in a small community called Crousetown, which straddles the Petite River. I spent most of my childhood either swimming at the river or one of the three main beaches – Crescent Beach, Risser’s Beach or Green Bay Beach – when my family wasn’t camping in the Annapolis Valley or going on day trips. The Atlantic Ocean played a huge part of my childhood, between spending so much time on the beach and my father working at the Fish Plant in Lunenburg (home of the Bluenose II).

What do you do to unwind and relax?

I like to watch videos about Star Wars, Star Trek, and science on YouTube; listen to heavy metal music; watch movies, and do graphics design for my books or just for fun.

How to find time to write as a parent?

It’s not easy, but it’s a lot easier now than it was when my son was little. He is on the autism spectrum and does not know the meaning of “quiet time”. The only time I could write when he was small was when his father took him shopping or down to his grandmother’s house for a few hours. I wasn’t able to start writing full time until my son was in school full time, and even then it was tricky. I didn’t finish my first full length novel until he was in grade 3, and that had to be revised and rewritten several times before I got the formula right. Thankfully the older my son got, the better he is at listening and being quiet to an extent. He is sixteen years old now, and I’ve written while he was home, some of my best work to date.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Quirky, shy, creative, opinionated, and goofy.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

It was after my son started school, and I was able to start writing more. Before that, I was an aspiring writer, after that, I became a full-fledged writer.

Do you have a favorite movie?

Yes, I have several. I am a huge Star Wars fan, and I love pretty much all of the movies I’ve seen so far, with the exception of Solo. I haven’t seen that one yet, but I hope to sometime soon. I also love Valmont, The Fifth Element, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Manhunter, The Silence of the Lambs, the 1931 version of Dracula, Carrie (1976 adaptation of the Stephen King novel), Cujo, and the original Species. I am also a fan of the made for TV movies from the Canadian TV show, North of 60. I love all five of them, but my favorites are Trial by Fire and In the Blue Ground.

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

Away to Me because it’s so full of drama, and shows the power of love.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

My mascot is my cat. Our old cat Amber used to sit on top of my clunky old Dell monitor when I was writing, and she’d flip her tail across the screen. Unfortunately she passed away in 2018, but we adopted another cat, a rescued Maine Coon cat Marnie, five days after Amber’s passing, and Marnie has turned into my new mascot. She’s more famous than I am. People love her to bits.

What can we expect from you in the future?

At the moment, I’m in the middle of trying to write the next three installments in the Feathered Tartan series. Story #3 is on the go at the moment – I hope to finish that this spring – and so is Story #5, but that will have to be completely rewritten because I’m establishing a timeline in Story #3, and there will be inconsistencies in #5. I’m also getting ideas for Tri-Town 3 – which I hope to set in Mahone Bay or Lunenburg – and a standalone novella.

How did you come up with the title of your first novel?

Believe it or not, it’s a song title - Stricken by Disturbed, my favorite band. I was listening to their album 10,000 Fists one day, and the song came on. I happened to hear the lyrics to that song, and thought it could have been written about Ewan and Marti. So I changed the name of the story at the last minute before submitting it to eXtasy Books. The rest is history.

Who designed your book covers?

Stricken was designed by Syneca Featherstone of Original Syn.

Away to Me and Under Your Scars were designed by Martine Jardin.

Sweet Child of Mine was designed by Angela Waters.

I designed the one for COVID’s Arrow.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

No. I wouldn’t change Sweet Child of Mine for the world. It’s my best work to date.

Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?

Yes, that less is more, and deep point of view is a necessity for creating a great story. You develop the character by their actions and how they are feeling, and explain why things are like they are.

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*Book Tour & Giveaway* Loving The Puckers by Kat Obie-GUEST POST


Hockey Hunk
Loving the Puckers Book 4
by Kat Obie
Genre: Contemporary Hockey Romance

Out on the ice, the season’s going great, but in the locker room the pranks are getting out of hand. It was time for me to remind everyone not to mess with me— so I came up with a prank the team, and my best friend, would never forget.
Renee Weber is my best friend’s sister. And like me, she’s also ready to teach her brother a lesson. Together, we work out the ultimate April Fool’s prank— telling everyone that Renee is having my baby.
Our plan works perfectly, except for the part where I fall for Little Weber.
What’s the worst that could happen? Either lose my best friend or Renee. Quite frankly, I don’t know which one is worse.
It’s not in my DNA to lose so I’ll have to come up with something big. I’ll pull out a win one way or another.

Hockey Hunk is your best friend’s sister romance filled with sexy hockey players where a fake pregnancy prank goes horribly awry— or did it go perfectly?
Grab the fourth novella in the Loving the Puckers series for hockey-filled dreams tonight.

~~Releases March 10th!!~~

Hockey Hero
Loving the Puckers Book 3

I had the perfect date. I brought her home and right as we were about to get it on, she ran away. So I never expected to see her ever again but here she is becoming our emergency backup goalie.
How can I convince this amazing, talented girl to give us a second chance?
Not helping things was getting egged on by teammates to make a move since it's Valentine's Day.
So I did something incredibly stupid and kissed her. At least, she kissed me right back.
Maybe all hope isn't lost, except for the fact, it’ll be just one night.
If only she could play with us every night but stranger things have happened. She could have the best game of her life and win a spot on the Sound.
That would be amazing.

Hockey Hero is your second chance romance where you have female goalies, hot hockey players, and a Valentine's Day vibe.
Grab the third novella in the Loving the Puckers series for hockey-filled dreams tonight.

Hockey Hellion
Loving the Puckers Book 2

I’ve always had a thing for Sabrina Lagerfield.
Too bad she can’t stand to be around me and won’t give me the time of day.
When I had to host a party for her brother and make it a night to remember, I came up with the perfect plan. Convincing her to help me create an epic party.

Puck me, a snow storm had to hit when she was over effectively trapping us together.
This can only end one of two ways.
We’ll never speak to each other again or she ends up naked in my bed.
I know which one I want.

Hockey Hellion is your enemy to lovers and a forced proximity romance. What could go wrong when you mix a love hungry hockey player with a gorgeous headstrong girl?
Grab the second novella in the Loving the Puckers series for your hockey romance fix.

Hockey Hottie
Loving the Puckers Book 1

I’ve always had a thing for the coach’s daughter.
Not that he needs to know that. Coach thinks she and I are friends... and we are, have been for years. But I’d sure like to be friends with benefits.
Except then I’d be dead, because coach wants to believe his daughter is still the angelic little figure skater who just needs a workout buddy.
Why, oh why did I ever agree to help her train?
There’s no way I can keep my feelings for her a secret when we’re getting hot and sweaty together.
But I’ve got the perfect plan.
Just one little date won’t hurt.
Until she shows up to the Halloween party wearing that.
Puck me.

Hockey Hottie is your escape into some friends to lovers romance with schmexy hockey players, some figure skating antics, and too many Labyrinth Halloween costumes.
Grab this first book in the Loving the Puckers series for your hockey romance fix now.

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Kat Obie is a passionate hockey fan. She plays, she watches, she dreams of it so she decided to start writing hockey romances.


Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?

Due to my rapid release schedule, I'll have several books going on at the same time. I will have one manuscript that's in it's rough draft stage and being written. Sometimes I'll have two books in the manuscript phase. Then there is one in the editing stage where I'm trying to clean up a story and get it prepped for publishing. 

If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

My books speak to me so I'm proud to have my name attached to them. While I adore Dorothy Parker's work, H.C. Anderson's fairy tales and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. I don't think I could take ownership of those works. I would rather meet with them and discuss their works and hang out with them. 

Pen or type writer or computer?
I typically will write on the computer since that's where I'm comfortable to work on. But there are times when it's best for me to hand write it out so I'll keep a notebook with me and I'll write it out in pencil. I dislike writing in pen since I make too many adjustments and I want a page to look more or less clean. Scratch out marks will bug me. 

Tell us about a favorite character from your books.

I have two. Scotty Wheiland. He's always been the hero for me and the one that I dream about the most in a sexual way. It's why he's my first hero and he appears in every book thus far. Then I also love Klaus Lagerfield. Like Scotty, he's appeared in all the books but with him you get to see a real character development. In the Loving the Sound Series, he started off as a kid of three and right now is currently age six in that series. Then in the Loving the Puckers series, he's now twenty six. He gets his love story first and then plays a role in the friend group that the subsequent books come from.  So while you still see that kid from before, you see him turn into a real man.  

What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?

It happened over time. As a little girl, I thought Murder, She Wrote was amazing and I wanted to live a life like Jessica Fletcher and be an author but I seldom voiced that it seemed crazy and something that couldn't happen.   
In high school and university, I knew that I needed to improve my writing skills so I joined a Star Trek roleplaying site. I realized I love creating stories and it was a great way to  hone my writing.  Then when I lived in Pittsburgh that urge to write was still there but I wasn't being satisfied as much through the Star Trek roleplaying site.  At the urging of my ex and my family, I was encouraged to join some groups in the area to create a social circle. I joined the Homestead Writers Circle that met at a local Barnes & Noble.  It gave me a platform to learn about writing and share some of my short stories. I started a couple urban fantasy pieces but those never really got off the ground.  I left the group when I moved back to Philly for a second round of grad school. Due to school, I stopped writing for a bit. Then I saw that the leader of the Writers group in Pittsburgh passed away and I realized I didn't want to pass away without completing my goal of becoming a novelist and publishing my books.  I told myself it was time to write a novel and to continue working on it no matter what.  At the time, I was reading a lot of hockey romance and I wanted to write my own. I know the sport, I liked the structure of a romance novel and I went for it.  I finished my first novel in a span of a year. 

While my closest friends and people in Cleveland aren't surprised that I'm writing hockey romance novels. I surprised a lot of other people since they always saw me in the urban fantasy or sci-fi realm since that's what my interest was for so long but I couldn't finish a story in those genres. 

It was totally the right decision to become an author. I loved the idea of being an author and respect them so much.  I have these stories in my head that I want to share.  After I finish one story, I have another story that I want to write.  As a result, I now have three novels and five novellas completely written with more in the works. 

A day in the life of the author?

It means writing everyday and being curious about how to improve my writing.  This means reading books on the craft of writing, taking various webinars, and listening to my more successful peers.  I also read books in my niche. I wouldn't be writing hockey romance books if I didn't adore hockey romance novels as a reader.  I'll read while I'm on the bus commuting between my two jobs. I make sure that I'm writing at least a thousand words a day. That means writing whenever I have a break or conceptualizing stories when I can.  Since I work two jobs in addition to my writing, I'm also doing things like teaching swim lessons or lifeguarding the swim team. 

What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first? What are common traps for aspiring writers?

I'm a pantser who needs a basic outline. I will do about a six line outline with the major plot points that I want to hit. From there the story will develop and sometimes the story will take a left turn that I wasn't expecting but it turns out to be a good thing.  

I think the common traps are getting too attached to a method and not being willing to adjust to a story as it's needed. There are times I think of the story out of order but I want to write everything all at once but that always isn't the answer.  I can tend to write better stories if I write what's coming to my head. 

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

My novellas will take about a month to really write and get ready for publication.  Those tend to come to me in a more complete story and I know where I want to go with it from on the onset.  The novels are something that's harder for me to predict and take longer. Falling Fast took me about a year. Crashing Hard took me six months. Stepping Up took me four months. My next novel looks like it'll be the same amount of time. 

Do you believe in writer’s block?

I do but I don't think it's a traditional idea of writer's block. 

One of the things I studied and find fascinating is positive psychology. Within in the field of positive psychology, one of the most zen and productive periods of people are when they are in a state of flow. Concentration is there, you're at your peak performance, and things just emerge.  I've often gone into states of flow when I'm writing my stories. Things are coming out and it's effortless. 

I'll say that I've hit a writer's block when I'm not working in flow. The words are coming in at a trickle. Then I get frustrated and I will fight the story more. I used to go into a stage where I stopped writing. After reading books about successful leaders and people, I learned how you should do it regardless how easy or hard it is. So I'll continue to write a thousand words a day and I try to take the stress off myself since flow isn't something we can be in constantly. Professional athletes have bad games/performances, business leaders make bad decisions and etc. For writers when we'll have periods when things start to dry up. Then the next thing I know that the story is coming together and I'm in my state of flow. 

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

*Book Tour & Giveaway* The Wild Mustang Security Firm Series by Delta James-GUEST POST


A Wild Mustang Security Firm Prequel
by Delta James
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

He loves the chase...

John Hampton is a US Marshal on the way home from an extended fugitive retrieval assignment. When he stops in at his favorite steakhouse he finds that what he wants most ... isn't on the menu.

Mandy Adams wasn't looking for love, least of all at work. She's not only surprised at John's attention but also her quickly developing feelings. John is on the fast-track to claiming Mandy as his own, but Mandy balks at the bossy marshal and flees when her feelings for him threaten to overwhelm her.

Apparently, she isn't aware that a marshal's tenacity in running down a target isn't limited only to fugitives, but to naughty females as well. He soon has both sets of her cheeks blushing from his attention.

But when the chase is over, will Mandy still be able to resist his brand of courtship?

It includes spankings and scenes meant for readers over 18. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

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Wild Mustang Security Firm Book 1

She got away once ...
He'll make sure this time she is thoroughly reclaimed.

When US Marshal Ethan McDaniel is sent to Arizona on a fugitive retrieval assignment, he is confronted by his former love, Willa Reynolds.

Sparks fly when Willa becomes a material witness and must submit to Mac's authority as her protector.

It isn't long before Mac asserts his dominance in all areas of their renewed relationship...and Willa realizes that being claimed by the marshal is all she ever wanted.

This story was previously published as "Reclaiming Willa" This version is a stand alone story, re-edited, and expanded with new content added. It includes spankings and scenes meant for readers over 18. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

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Wild Mustang Security Firm Book 2

The last thing a photojournalist with a secret needs is a former Navy SEAL on a mission to find the truth.

When a ransom is demanded for her brother's life, photojournalist Finlay Reid needs a guide to the rendezvous to make the exchange. What she gets is Wild Mustang Security Firm's, Billy Crofton.

Croft is hot, ruthless and dominant. Finn tries to keep the former SEAL at bay but finds that something in his heated gaze makes her heart skip a beat.

When he catches Finn in a blatant lie, Croft thinks nothing of introducing the spirited photographer to the consequence of old fashioned discipline. As Croft and Finn wind their way through the Grand Canyon to the exchange point, things become more heated than the Arizona sun.

Croft never expected Finn to push all his buttons; Finn never thought she'd yield to his demands ... or respond so wantonly.

But the truth is even more dangerous than either of them realized...

Publisher note -This story was previously published as "Forever Finn" This version is a stand alone story, re-edited, and expanded with new content added. It includes spankings and scenes meant for readers over 18. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

Wild Mustang Security Firm Book 3

Zara does NOT want a relationship with a dominant man.
Noah wants a sweet submissive woman.
What they get is the last thing either of them wanted... each other.

Zara Hughes had her life all laid out.  Find a great story, write it and win awards and accolades.  And if the story is dangerous, all the better.  Get involved in a relationship with another dominant man?  No way.  Not happening.  Not ever again.
Noah Taylor knows what he wants in his life -- danger and excitement in his job; peace and quiet at home.  After seeing his friends at Wild Mustang deal with their feisty women, he wants a nice, sweet girl who will keep the home fires burning -- a woman he can love and care for and who will never give him a hard time.
When a notorious arms dealer puts Zara in the cross-hairs of a sniper's bullet, the two must stay together to stay alive. And they find that they're better suited for each other than they thought.
Contains a hot commanding alpha male, and a woman who is denying her need to surrender to his dominance. This story includes spankings and scenes meant for readers over 18. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

Wild Mustang Security Firm Book 4
by Delta James & Maren Smith

He'll do anything to keep her safe.

Christian Reid has spent years infiltrating the notorious arms dealer Fariq Abdal's organization. And now, just as he's secured his position as the international terrorist's right-hand man, who comes along to threaten his safety and mission before he can bring down NATO's most wanted house of cards? No other than Fariq's own baby sister, Aliya Abdal.

She'll do anything to make things right.

Wildly drawn to her brother's second in command but believing the undercover agent to be the same kind of monster, Aliya knows she must fight the attraction. But after an attack in the market disrupts her plans to join NATO, she realizes Reid isn't as he appears. More than that, he might just be her only way to escape the fate her brother has planned for her.

Working together to destroy Fariq's organization, Reid and Aliya forge a passionate relationship of their own as they fight through a web of terror and lies to find their own happily ever after. But all it will take is one wrong move for her vengeful brother to destroy them both.

This story includes spankings and scenes meant for readers over 18. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

Delta James
Sinfully sultry romance . . .that’s the world that International and US best selling author Delta James inhabits and shares with her readers. A world where alpha heroes find true love with feisty heroines. Delta’s stories are filled with erotic encounters of romance and discipline. One reader suggested it was best to have a “fan and a glass of water” when reading Delta’s stories.
Delta specializes in paranormal, dark, and contemporary westerns. She is always happy to hear from those who enjoy her work – and even those who don’t.

Maren Smith
Fortunate enough to live with my Daddy Dom, I am a Little, coffee fanatic, former long-term administrator at two of my local BDSM dungeons, resident of the wilds of freakin' Kansas (still don't know how I ended up here) and submissive to the love of my life. An International and USA Bestselling Author, I have penned more than 160 novels, novellas and short stories, and am the author of the Masters of the Castle series.
I also write under the names of Denise Hall and Darla Phelps.


Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

Writing, as a career, came late to me. I had left the Pacific Northwest (where I spent most of my life) and moved to North Carolina to break a rut that I seemed to be in. One night I was sitting in my living room and realized that somewhere along the way I had lost the girl whose motto had always been “Fortune Favors The Bold.” More than that, I wanted her back.

That night, I made a decision that changed the course of my life… no more fear based decisions. That doesn’t mean that I’m reckless or that I sometimes don’t opt to do something. I just check in with myself to ensure that I’m making the decision based on something other than fear.

That decision led to my asking myself if there was something I’d rather be doing with my life than working as a Business Office Manager. There was… I wanted to be a published author. That was late in 2017. My first book was published, under a different pen name, in January 2018. In April 2019, I was able to quit my day job to write full time,

What is something unique/quirky about you?

I once sailed from Seattle, Washington to Honolulu, Hawaii with a friend who had only owned a boat for a year. I had never sailed in deep water.

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?

I would make sure that everything in my life was in order for those that remained. I would then spend the rest of my time with my “family”—good friends and my dogs (basset hounds). If I had acquired a horse by then, I would go for a long trail ride in order to clear my mind and prepare for whatever is to come.

What are you passionate about these days?

Absolutely everything! I am passionate about what I do for a living and how I live my life. I have been incredibly blessed to be able to do what I love for a living and touch others in a way that sometimes is so profound that I find myself humbled.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

Ride horses—either trail ride or try to jog trot the perfect circle! I also spend time with close friends and my beloved basset hounds who make me laugh out loud at least once each day.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Passionate, Intelligent, Kind, Author, Equestrian

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

January 29, 2018 – the day the my first book appeared on Amazon. I literally whooped in excitement—scared the heck out of bassets!

What inspired you to write this book?

I had written Always Daddy’s Girl with Maren Smith. We were just finishing up the final draft when we each felt that Reid’s story needed to be told. As often happens with Maren, we had the same idea for a general plot… and the rest, as they say, is history.

What can we expect from you in the future?

Bulldog, the next in the Mercenary Masters series, just came out and will be followed, in order by, Spirit Bear, a bear-shifter story, Top Dog, the next in the Mercenary Masters series, and then the expansion of the novella, Best Seller into a full-blown novel. Just this morning, I started on another bear-shifter story—I find the heroes of those tales very growly! And I have two wolf-shifter series planned, one a spin-off from the Wayward Mates series set in the wine country along the Pacific Coast and one a cowboy/wolf shifter story.

Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?

I tend to write novellas for my newsletter subscribers about secondary characters in books.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?

The “hero” of Reid was a character who made his first appearance in Croft as Finn’s brother. His story and character kept evolving until it needed to be told.

Who designed your book covers?

I have worked with four amazing cover artists—Korey Mae Johnson who does all of my Stormy Night Publications as well as Allysa Hart, Madden Kole and Betty Shreffler who design my indie-published books.

Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

As trite as it may sound, I hope they know how very much I appreciate them taking my characters to heart and inviting me into their lives.

How did you come up with name of this book?

The other books in the series were all the names of the heroes (except for Always Daddy’s Girl) so it seemed obvious to call it Reid.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

In my opinion, any writer who tells you that characters are made up entirely from their imagination is lying to you, themselves or both. Writers are influenced every day by the people and events they encounter. It isn’t always conscious or intentional, but it is there.

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reins of the story?

I absolutely have no control. Sometimes I think I do, but my characters slap me down and make sure I understand it is their story and will be told their way.

Fun Facts/Behind the Scenes/Did You Know?'-type tidbits about the author, the book or the writing process of the book.

  • I work best when I have found a picture of my hero to serve as inspiration. I keep his image on a secondary monitor

  • I try to set my books in real places that people can go and see and touch and get their hands on

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?

A little of both. I generally know the main characters, but not always the secondary ones. The most annoying part is when I’m more than half way through a book and one of them tells me, “Oh by the way”… and its something vital to the story that necessitates my going back through the story to re-vamp it and thread that information throughout.

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?

I generally write from my own experiences, but if not, I find readers in my private Facebook grou, Delta’s Wayward Pack, and use them to funnel answers to questions and double check my facts.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?

Depends on the book, the scene and how I am feeling. I think I am at my most productive when I have Pandora playing.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?

Even though I am a “pantser” versus a “plotter,” I write one book at a time from beginning to end.

Pen or type writer or computer?

Computer. I can’t stand to write on anything else.

Advice they would give new authors?

Write! Every single day! Pick an amount of time that you will dedicate to writing – not being on social media, not emailing friends, not working on editing your book, but working on your next novel. If you want a career as an author, treat it like it’s a business! Plan to spend money honing your craft, marketing your book, getting a good editor and a good cover designer. If you hire someone to do your marketing, make sure they understand what it is you write and that they are good at their job—then get out of their way and let them do it!

What makes a good story?

Well-developed characters, a good story to tell and lots of steamy sex and discipline!

What is your writing Kryptonite?

A beautiful autumn day, a gorgeous horse and a trail that needs exploring… gets me every time!

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

I try to put my own unique spin on what my readers want to read.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

The first draft (which goes to my publisher) takes about two to three weeks.

Do you believe in writer’s block?

No. I believe it is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you get stuck, pull up your big girl panties, take a break and then get back to it! Harsh I know, but it this is your career/job/business, you have to treat it as such and sometimes you have to push through even when it seems impossible!

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