Welcome Shiloh Walker!
Holiday Memories…some of my favorite Christmas memories, if I had to chose, well, I’m going to break them into two parts-my childhood memories, and then the grown-up ones. When I was a kid, one of my favorite memories was Christmas Eve…Mom and Dad always let us open one, just one present…a tradition we usually manage to carry over with our kids.
My favorite memories from the adult years? Things like making Christmas cookies with my kids, taking them out at night to see the lights. I love experiencing the magic of it through the eyes of a child.
If you’re looking for a quick holiday read, check out the story listed in my sidebar–A PRESENT FOR CHRISTMAS…
Giveaway: One autographed book from available backlist.
The scream Lena Riddle hears in the woods behind her house is enough to curdle her blood—she has no doubt that a woman is in real danger. Unfortunately, with no physical evidence, the local law officers in small-town Ash, Kentucky, dismiss her claim. But Lena knows what she heard—and it leaves her filled with fear and frustration.
Ezra King is on leave from the state police, but he can’t escape the guilty memories that haunt his dreams. When he sees Lena, he is immediately drawn to her. He aches to touch her—to be touched by her—but is he too burdened by his tragic past to get close?
When Ezra hears her story of an unknown woman’s screams, his instincts tell him that Lena’s life is also at risk—and his desire to protect her is as fierce as his need to possess her.
First in a new romantic suspense trilogy
Her lips, soft and warm, brushed along his jawline then down his neck. “I know that you got pissed at yourself because you touched me and you thought I didn’t want you touching me…and you would have left me alone, as quick as that. And that right there says a lot about you, Ezra King. It says a whole helluva a lot.”
He shot a hand into her hair and tugged, guiding her face up so that he could stare down at her. He caught her other hand and as much as it damned near killed him, he tugged her away until those clever, cool fingers were no longer tormenting and threatening to destroy what little trace of control remained.
“You’re too damned trusting, baby. You think some slick bastard couldn’t make you think just those very things, play on it until you were willing to do just this?”
Lena laughed and pushed up on her toes, pressed her lips to his. “I’m sure some slick bastard could try to do just that…and several slick bastards have tried, tried and failed miserably. I’ve got good instincts, Ezra…and you may be slick, you might even be a bit of a bastard when you want. But you’re not one for games.” Then she bit his lower lip. “I’m not much for moving quick, but I am one for listening to my instincts…and everything inside me wants you.”
Ezra’s hand tightened in her hair and he slammed his head back against the wall, staring at the ceiling. Count to ten. Ten didn’t work. Try twenty—
Fuck it. He could count to fifteen million and it wasn’t going to do a bit of good. He was burning, his cock hard, his balls on fire, and the only thing that would soothe that blistering heat was Lena. “I should know better than this,” he muttered, lowering his eyes back to her face and staring down at her. “I really, really should. But screw it.”
A smile bloomed on her lips just as he crushed his mouth to hers.
She moaned into his kiss and rose up on her toes, arching against him. Her breasts pressed flat against his chest, her belly cradling his cock. Sliding his hands under the waistband of her trousers he shoved them down as far as he could without breaking contact with her mouth. “Naked, Lena. Get naked for me.”
She shimmied her hips and the black cotton fell into a puddle at her feet. Then she leaned back, reaching for the hem of her shirt. Ezra beat her to it, stripping the skimpy tank away and staring down at her. His mouth went dry.
Welcome Maya Banks!
Happy Holidays! My upcoming book from the KGI series, Whispers in the Dark, will be available January 3rd:
She came to him at his lowest point. The voice of an angel, a whisper in the dark. She’s the only thing that gets Nathan Kelly through his captivity, the endless days of torture and the fear that he’ll never return to his family. With her help, he’s able to escape. But he isn’t truly free, because now she’s disappeared and he’s left with an all-consuming emptiness as he struggles to pick up the pieces of his life. Did he imagine his angel? Or is she out there, needing his help as he’d once needed hers?
Now he rushes to save her before it’s too late
Shea has been on the run from people who will stop at nothing to exploit her unique abilities. She never wanted to drag Nathan, who’d already suffered so much, into danger, but she doesn’t have a choice so she reaches out to him for help. Finally face-to-face after having already formed a soul-deep bond in hell, their emotional connection is even more powerful than their telepathic one. Nathan refuses to consider ever letting her go again, but she worries they can never have a life free of the dangers that dog her every step. He’ll protect her with his every breath, but can he convince her that they are meant to face these threats together?
Giveaway: Your choice of one book from Maya’s backlist and a $25 gift card from Amazon!
Welcome Sasha White!
I’m the baker in our family. My mom always says Nana’s baking skills skipped a generation, and it’s true. While Mom can bake if she wanted to, she hates it, so never does. Me? I love baking, but I really only do a lot of it around christmas because it brings back such fond memories of baking with my Nana when I was growing up. Yes, I think cookies = love, and I always include a tin of treats for my family members with their gifts.
She passed away seven years ago, but I still think of her every christmas, especially when I try to make shortbread and it fails. :(
However, my family is never disappointed because I’m able to give them things like this christmas favorite. It’s super easy to make, and so very very yummy. I hope you try it.
Preheat over to375 degree F
1 cup butter or margerine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flaked almonds
(1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips – optional)
1. Oil 1 cookie sheet well and then place Graham Wafers in sheet.
2. Melt butter, brown sugar then cook 5 minutes over medium heat.
3. Pour sugar mixture over Graham Wafers and sprinkle almonds on top.
4. Add chocolate chips.
5. Bake for 7 minutes at 375 degree F.
6. Turn off oven and crack oven door open and leave in 15 to 30 minutes.
7. Cut while still warm.
* If you add chocolate chips, take a spoon and spread them
When Dougal MacNeil refused to do an evil Druid’s bidding he saved his honor, but lost the chance of a life with his soul-mate. Now, almost three hundred years later he has a chance to finally have what he’s always wanted, a life with the woman he’s always loved, or the re-incarnation of her anyway. In this life, she’s already married to man he calls friend.
Dougal is shocked when the couple asks him to join them in their bed, but unable to walk away. Will sharing her love with another man shatter his heart forever, or can this traditional Scotsman find his happy ending with a new beginning?