Thursday, March 26, 2020

HOPE, GRATITUDE, LOVE







I Hope all of my followers are doing well during this difficult time. Thank you for being patient while I took a break from posting updates on my books and writing. 
I was busy babysitting my precious 3 year old grandson. Hub and I also went to our home in Southwest Fl in Nov. I have been acting in community theater and most recently played Maria in Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor at Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood, Fl. We closed early to comply with social distancing but we were fortunate to be able to do 10 performances.
I have been thinking a lot about how to encourage people to have hope while we are all staying at home. Gratitude is a big part of my life. My stories are filled with tales of redemption, hope, determination, and gratitude. Yes there are love scenes, not sweet romance, but heartfelt. If you would like to revisit some of my books. click here to see if anything appeals to you.


 Love & Peace my friends! https://www.amazon.com/s…

Friday, September 27, 2019

BOOK BLAST ~ LONE SURVIVOR BY ANYA SUMMERS


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Anya will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly chosen winner via Rafflecopter. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

She needed a fresh start…

ICU Nurse Sadie Montgomery moved to New Orleans after her entire world fell apart. The idea was borne of desperation as she sank further into a depression so deep and dark, she had stopped feeling. It isn’t until she crosses paths with Ram that she finally feels a spark of life return. The only problem is, she doesn’t want to be dependent upon anyone. The pain of losing it all is still too fresh. Not to mention, in Ram’s world, the women submit themselves body and soul.

He wasn’t looking for love…


Former Army Ranger, Ramsey O’Malley, is not looking for a long-term commitment from a woman beyond a scene or two at Club Underworld. He doesn’t have the time nor the inclination to begin something he cannot finish, not as a single dad with a thriving psychology practice. Except, he is drawn to his newest patient. She’s forbidden, like the apple in the garden of Eden, and all he wants to do it take a bite.

But they could not deny their desire…


When Sadie makes a surprise appearance at Club Underworld looking to take a walk on the wild side, Ram knows he cannot let another man have her. He wants to be the one to introduce her to submission. But can he convince her to submit to his brand of lovemaking? And will just one night be enough?

Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange.

Read an Excerpt

Ram arrived at his office and had just finished getting everything in order, when the door chimed in the waiting room. Taking a deep breath, he opened it and had to stop his tongue from hanging out. Sadie was wearing a breezy, seaside blue sundress that ended just below her knees. The halter top framed her breasts as if they were a gift tied up in ribbon. The color complemented her golden, sun-kissed skin, and it made him wonder what color her nipples were beneath the cotton material.

Fuck, he had it bad. Especially when he glanced at her hair in a thick braid over one dainty shoulder and envisioned it wrapped around his fist as he pounded into her from behind. Down, boy. She had him nearly coming out of his skin, his dick twitching in excitement at her nearness.

“Come on in and take a seat,” he said, holding the door open. She brushed past him with a tremulous smile and he caught a whiff of her scintillating ginger scent which made him want to bury his face between her pert breasts and inhale it.

Instead of taking a seat in one of the chairs by his desk, she walked over to the two leather easy chairs with the cedar wood end table between them, and sat. Interesting choice. He did it on purpose: not indicating where the person should sit but allowing them to choose.

The leather seating was more intimate, less formal, and he found patients typically sat there when they felt comfortable enough with him to start dredging up the depths of their trauma.

It meant she trusted him. If she were a sub, he’d reward her with an orgasm. As she was not, he would make sure he complimented her efforts.

He closed the door. Then, with his clipboard in hand, he joined her, sitting in the other chair.

Before he even opened his mouth, Sadie started. “I know what you’re going to ask. Yes, I have set up some fun for this afternoon.”

He cocked his head as he settled himself. “Good. And what did you decide?”

“To spend the afternoon at the Hotel Monteleone’s spa—you know, facial, body wrap, pedicure. Girl stuff,” she said with such a dazzling smile, he was charmed.

He hid his grin, feeling the corners of his mouth twitch. “And what else?”

“That’s not enough?” Some of her smile slipped, concern scrunching her brow.

“No, not when you have been using work as an escape and forgetting that you need balance. One afternoon is a start. It’s a good start. But I want you to start thinking about adding stuff that you do each week that is not work. Take it from me, you need more than work in your life.”

“And do you have more than work?” she asked, nibbling on her lower lip as she studied him. There was an impudent gleam in her gaze.

Some of her enthusiasm over her feat had dimmed. She was a fighter, and wasn’t going to surrender easily. He liked the challenge she presented; so did his dick. So much so, he shifted in his seat to hide his growing erection. The women who fought against their nature and needs—when they finally did surrender, it was infinitely sweeter than submissives who did as they were told all the time. And he ached for her, both physically, which was startling, and in his chest as she struggled with her emotions. “Yes, I do have more in my life than work,” he said. “It’s a balancing act and one I don’t always manage well. No one does. I think you are off to a great start. But it’s just the start. You and I both know there’s no quick fix. And Sadie, you must want the zest back in your life above and beyond holding on to the past. You must want to let go of the crushing guilt that you survived the accident. I know first-hand it’s not easy.”

“How would you know?” She sniffed, trying to hold back her tears.

“Because twelve years ago, my Army Ranger unit came under heavy fire in Afghanistan. As we were trying to evacuate, our team came across some roadside bombs. I was the only one of my team who made it out alive.” Most of him had made it out. His left foot had died on that road too.

She gasped, her hand went to her mouth. “How did you survive?”

“Not well, at least not the first few years. It takes time. You must have patience with yourself. It’s a baby step process. So, what you have so far is great. I’m proud of you for making those strides with a bit of pampering for yourself today. But instead of thinking short term, maybe we can make a weekly chart. And I want you going out at least once a week to do something enjoyable. It can be antiquing, or going to the movies, or meeting a friend for dinner, or spending the afternoon at a bookstore. It doesn’t have to be grandiose, but it will get easier the more you do it.”

Her lower lip trembled, and she glanced away, but not before he spied the sheen of tears. In a broken whisper, she said, “I don’t know how. I thought moving here would help, make me less afraid of going out, but it hasn’t. If we hadn’t been heading to the musical that night…”

Oh, baby!

Ram had to fight every urge and Dom instinct inside him that demanded he scoop her up, hold her in his lap, and soothe her. Offer her his shoulder to lean on and allow him to carry the weight of her sorrow.

About the Author:Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

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Don’t miss these exciting titles by Anya Summers!

Dungeon Fantasy Club Series

Her Highland Master, Book 1: https://www.amazon.com/Highland-Master-Dungeon-Fantasy-Club-ebook/dp/B01E9UB8SO/
To Master and Defend, Book 2: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Defend-Dungeon-Fantasy-Club-ebook/dp/B01FNG23HI/
Two Doms for Kara, Book 3: https://www.amazon.com/Doms-Kara-Dungeon-Fantasy-Club-ebook/dp/B01GXGOAK0
His Driven Domme, Book 4: https://www.amazon.com/Driven-Domme-Dungeon-Fantasy-Club-ebook/dp/B01IIUY8Y2
Her Country Master, Book 5: https://goo.gl/YWhLqm
Love Me, Master Me, Book 6: https://goo.gl/QlTE9u
Submit To Me, Book 7: https://goo.gl/Or8pYr
Her Wired Dom, Book 8: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRJY9TF/

Pleasure Island Series

Her Master and Commander, Book 1: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Commander-Pleasure-Island-Book-ebook/dp/B06Y5SVVB9/
Her Music Masters, Book 2: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711R9D1H/
Their Shy Submissive, Book 3: https://goo.gl/ufyJLn
Her Lawful Master, Book 4: https://www.amazon.com/Lawful-Master-Pleasure-Island-Book-ebook/dp/B073SRDNNT
Her Rockstar Dom, Book 5: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075VSGP8Q
Duets and Dominance, Book 6: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075TG9RYC
Her Undercover Dom, Book 7: https://goo.gl/HKhVba
Ménage In Paradise, Book 8: https://goo.gl/qce2BD
Her Rodeo Masters, Book 9: https://goo.gl/HDZw6v

Cuffs and Spurs Series

His Scandalous Love: https://www.amazon.com/Scandalous-Love-Cuffs-Spurs-Book-ebook/dp/B079GBB57Z
His Unexpected Love: https://www.amazon.com/His-Unexpected-Love-Carter-Beginning-ebook/dp/B07C2NBGLQ
His Wicked Love: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B661RP1
His Untamed Love: https://www.amazon.com/Untamed-Love-Cuffs-Spurs-Book-ebook/dp/B07D9ZDHMH
His Tempting Love: https://www.amazon.com/Tempting-Love-Cuffs-Spurs-Book-ebook/dp/B07HYT1GVQ
His Seductive Love: https://www.amazon.com/Seductive-Love-Cuffs-Spurs-Book-ebook/dp/B07KXP3MMF
His Secret Love: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NKN5Y2S
His Cherished Love: https://www.amazon.com/Cherished-Love-Cuffs-Spurs-Book-ebook/dp/B07SBDTVMV

The Alcyran Chronicles

Taken by the Beast: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FYNT21L
Claimed by the Beast: https://www.amazon.com/Claimed-Beast-Alcyran-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07Q3HNP26/
Loved by the Beast: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W3QFLJW/ref=sr_1_1
Seduced by the Beast, Book 4 – Coming Soon
Chosen by the Beast, Book 5 – Coming Soon

Crescent City Kings

Lone Survivor, Book 1: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X4JN5DX
Far Reaching Consequences, Book 2 – Coming Soon
The Right To Remain Silent, Book 3 – Coming Soon
Bound To Protect, Book 4 – Coming Soon
Self Sacrifice, Book 5 – Coming Soon
Never Surrender, Book 6 – Coming Soon
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Boxed Sets

The Dungeon Fantasy Club: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H6FPSFV
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Saturday, February 2, 2019

PERFECT FOR HER~ BY KATHLEEN ANN GALLAGHER





Angela thought she’d met her perfect match at her friend’s wedding. Was her hunch wrong?
PERFECT FOR HER by @Kathleenwrites
http://decadentpublishing.com/perfect-for-her/




Energetic and motivated Angela Carnes landed her dream job in NYC as an editor for a news show, and she loves it. Her career is going much better than her love life. After a breakup with Mr. Wrong, she’s determined to leave the past behind.
Eric is determined to have it all. He graduated from medical school at the top of his class, renovated his own home, and landed a spot in an established family practice. Now it’s time to get back into the dating world, if the woman he wants sticks around when she learns about his situation at home.
Angela and Eric discover the spark between them during the wedding preparations. Their attraction is hard to deny. Angela finds herself lost in Eric’s passionate embrace. But after the reception, everything changes. Love blossom and then…wilts. Will she be able to step aside while Eric honors his family obligations, or will the lonely nights and broken promises force Angela to leave behind the man she knows is perfect for her?

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

PERFECT FOR HER RELEASE DAY IS FEB 1





Perfect For Her is releasing on Friday, Feb 1. If you didn't read book 1, you can read it alone, since it is Savannah's best friend Angela's story.



Perfect For Her can also be read alone.
Energetic and motivated Angela Carnes landed her dream job in NYC as an editor for a news show, and she loves it. Her career is going much better than her love life. After a breakup with Mr. Wrong, she’s determined to leave the past behind.
Eric is determined to have it all. He graduated from medical school at the top of his class, renovated his own home, and landed a spot in an established family practice. Now it’s time to get back into the dating world, if the woman he wants sticks around when she learns about his situation at home.
Angela and Eric discover the spark between them during the wedding preparations. Their attraction is hard to deny. Angela finds herself lost in Eric’s passionate embrace. But after the reception, everything changes. Love blossom and then…wilts. Will she be able to step aside while Eric honors his family obligations, or will the lonely nights and broken promises force Angela to leave behind the man she knows is perfect for her?



Thursday, November 29, 2018

BLURB BLITZ ~ TWELVE DAYS ~ BY HOPE WATERS





GENRE: Romance



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BLURB:



Zoey Blake is having a perfect holiday season. Finals are over and it's time to head home for Christmas, but when she wins the Hartbreakers True Love contest to join them of their tour, she has a chance to follow her favorite band for twelve days -- and twelve steamy nights.



Mackenzie Hart has been a player since and joining Hartbreakers has only edged up his game, that is until he meets Zoey. She's turned his world upside down and only she can make it right. Now all he has to do is convince her to stay with him forever. For a guy like Mack, that shouldn't be too hard but it's gonna take all he has and twelve days to win her true love.



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NOTE: The book is on sale for $0.99.



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Excerpt :



“So this is your room?”



I nodded, hiking my backpack higher on my shoulder. I leaned up against the doorjamb, watching all the people running up and down the corridor as they settled into the hotel for the night.



Mack leaned against the wall, glanced at his phone and tried to stifle a sigh. “Tired?” I asked.



“Incredibly,” he said sheepishly.



“Why didn’t you take a nap this afternoon?” I asked.



“Because…I wanted to talk to you.”



I smiled. Mack wore his heart on his sleeve. He was a straight shooter and I admired that about him. You couldn’t dislike him either. “That’s sweet,” I said.



“Yeah,” he said and looked into my eyes. I met his gaze, not wanting to break the magic of this moment.  “Um, was…would you like to, you know, see more of each other while you are on tour with us?”



A pit started in my stomach. I wasn’t sure what I was most scared of. I was scared that Mack would hurt me emotionally. I was scared of leaving him behind after the tour was done. Or him using me and leaving me behind.



But most of all I was scared of falling for him. Scratch that. I had already fallen hard.



“Yeah, I’d like that,” I said.



He leaned into me and I met him halfway.



God, he was a good kisser.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Straight out of fandom, Hope Waters has been writing for over thirty years. From a young age, she was crafting stories to entertain others of all ages and continues to do so to this day. Hope uses she/they for pronouns and enjoys a good book with a cup of coffee and snuggles from her cats.



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Website Address: http://www.hopewaters.net





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Here's the list of tour stops! 


November 26: Mythical Books


November 27: Christine Young



November 28: T's Stuff

November 29: Bookaholic


November 30: The Reading Addict

November 30: Fabulous and Brunette


December 3: BooksChatter

December 4: Edgar's Books

December 4: Books,Dreams,Life

December 5: Locks, Hooks and Books - review

December 5: Iron Canuck - review

December 5: Travel the Ages






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