Thursday, September 12, 2013

FALL INTO ROMANCE HOP



I've been reading romance for as long as I can remember. A good book can reach into your heart and uplift your spirit. It can make a gloomy day come to life. An exciting story can take you to places you've only dreamed of visiting. The characters become our friends, and their stories reflect on things we may have experienced or wish to experience. Reading takes you out of your daily life, yet reminds you of the things you're too busy to notice. Like your first kiss, sitting in front of a crackling fire wrapped in the arms of someone you love or standing up for yourself and knowing when to walk away. It reminds you of the feelings of new love and helps to rekindle the love you may have tossed aside.

My journey as a romance author started five years ago. I have four books published. I'm working on a series called Moonlight and Jasmine. Freya's Spell from Secret Cravings Publishing is the prequel.

 I hope you take the time to stop at the blogs to read about our favorite romance novels.

MY BOOKS. 

ECHOES AT DAWN   FROM DECADENT PUBLISHING
A SUMMER'S JOURNEY   FROM REBEL INK PRESS
SUN, SAND & SEANCES   FROM DECADENT TEASE
FREYA'S SPELL  FROM SECRET CRAVINGS PUBLISHING 
COMING SOON! THE MOONLIGHT AND JASMINE SERIES 


Fall is a great season to get lost in a romance novel.  One of the stories I read recently took hold of my heart.  Roping Love by Tamara Hoffa caught my attention on the first page. I read it in one sitting and loved the fast pace, wonderfully developed characters, passionate love scenes, and heartfelt moments.





Here's the blurb.

Ten Years ago love slipped through Chance’s lasso. This time “He was going after her and she didn’t stand a chance, just like a calf in a Chute, he was going to rope her with his love and ride back into her life.”

Carrie Stewart is a dedicated horsewoman. She runs a successful breeding and training program. She is a good friend, a good sister and a favorite aunt, but she has been burned by love. Carrie has never gotten over her first love, Chance Ryan. After ten years of absence Chance shows back up in her life. Should she risk her heart again, with the man who left it broken at her feet in the past? Chance has some serious work ahead of him to win back the one woman he could never forget.

EXCERPT

Chance felt like he’d been thrown from a bucking bronco. Ten years. He hadn’t seen her in ten years. And it was just like before. God, she was even more beautiful than she had been at eighteen. Time had matured her body, her curves a little fuller than they had been. Her hair was short now, almost boyish in length, but curling softly around her face it looked feminine and flirty. It was a deeper shade of blonde now too, a golden honey color that looked stunning against her sun-bronzed skin. What the hell was she doing here? And who the hell was the kid with her? Chance was busy doing mental math, the kid looked nine or ten. Carrie had called him several times in the months after he left. He’d never returned her calls. Could she have been trying to tell him she was pregnant? No it couldn’t be, she would have told him. Wouldn’t she have?

“I’d say small world, but since it really is a small world and we haven’t run into each other in ten years…” 

Carrie arched one eyebrow, he always loved when she did that, it looked so haughty and hot. 

“What brings you here?” Chance asked 

“Same as you I guess, looking for some brood mares.” 

“Actually, we’re selling this mare.” Nodding at the other, nearly forgotten man in the stall. “This is my brother, Chase.” 

“Nice to meet you,” Carrie said, looking down at Tyler, “Well, we need to get to the Coliseum, Tyler wants to see the cutting.” Keeping her arm around his shoulders they turned to leave. 

“We should talk,” Chance said 

Carrie looked over her shoulder and stared him straight in the eye. “I think the time for talking is long past.” 

The phrase she was so mad she could chew nails and spit screws ran though his mind at her look. Damn. He had really fucked things up between them. Why hadn’t he taken her calls again? 

Oh, yeah, to give her a chance at a good life. 

“I really need to talk to you.” 

“There’s nothing left to say.”

Here's where you can find Roping Love.

Secret Cravings Publishing
Amazon
All Romance E-books
Bookstrand

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 THE BLOG HOP RUNS FROM SEPTEMBER 13-21, 2013
 
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The Romance Reviews Hop

43 comments:

Tamara Hoffa said...

Thank you so much for the kind words Kathleen. Hugs <3

Shirley Buchanan said...

I love the excerpt. Makes you wonder if Chance has a prayer of getting Carrie back. Sounds really good. Wish you continued success with the book.

Elizabeth H. said...

The book sounds great! Thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the chance to win!!

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Zoe Forward said...

I have not read this but I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

leann said...

You are a new author for me & I'm looking forward to some great reads. leann :)
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Jean MP said...

The book sounds great, enjoyed the excerpt. Putting it on my to buy list.
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Ashley E said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Pam said...

Thanks for participating in the hop.

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Nicole Laverdure said...

Kathleen can you reveal something about THE MOONLIGHT AND JASMINE SERIES, I'm excited and curious! nlaverdure88@videotron.ca

Judith Cauthan said...

I really enjoy second chance at love stories. When combined with cowboys, I bet this is a great story.

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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...


Thanks to everyone who stopped by today! I hope you had fun.

Your welcome, Tamara! You know how much I love your books.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

This looks very intriguing--thanks for participating!

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Stacey said...

Love the excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

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Karen H in NC said...

I think the best reason for following these blog hops (besides the fun) is meeting new-to-me authors and discovering great books.

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H.B. said...

Thank you for the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really fun read.

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Nana Prah said...

I wonder what made Chance leave int he first place. Sounds like an interesting read. araba44 at hotmail dot com

Mary Preston said...

ROPING LOVE does sound great. Fabulous thank you.

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Evie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Satchmo said...

I also associate fall with romance. Summer romances sound temporary, winter usually I relate to family, and spring is reserved for me (and starting over).

Thanks for joining the hop :)
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Kassandra said...

One of the best parts of a blog hop is meeting new to me authors and sites!

Kassandra
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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

I'm happy to read all of your comments. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.

Hope you're having a great time!

Nay Nay said...

This books sounds good. Adding it to my wishlist. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
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jmcgaugh said...

Nice exerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!
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donnas said...

Fun hop! Thanks for sharing!

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Amy Hart said...

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laurie said...

I have not read this but I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

Eva Millien said...

Followed on Facebook. Thanks for sharing the wonderful sounding book, the hop and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

Krista said...

Sounds like a cute book. I love the manly cowboy types. Thanks for the giveaway!
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strawberryrose said...

I love the sound of this book and the excerpt is great. Thank you for a chance to win.

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Nicki B said...

Your choice sounds like a good cowboy book to read. I'm an occasional cowboy fan, but I love paranormal romances and Freya's Spell sounds like a book I'll be reading very soon!

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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...



I love reading all of your comments. Thank you for visiting me at my blog.

Good Luck!

books4me said...

I love TRR and am glad you joined their hop! I've met/found so many authors and books!

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Kim Pinch said...

Loved the excerpt. Thanks for introducing me to a new author and book. kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

B. said...

Great excerpt! Thanks for the generous giveaway prize!

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Tara W said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I love finding new authors.
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Carolyn said...

Oh, that's an excerpt that will definitely keep you wanting to read more.

Thanks so much for sharing your rec with us and for being part of the hop!

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Catherine Lee said...

I like the sound of Roping Love.
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JanD said...

I recently read Stephanie Laurens' The Lady Risks All and I still remember smiling while reading the certain parts. Love it when I thoroughly enjoy a romance.
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awindandbooks said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt, and thank you for participating in the blog hop! I added myself as a follower on Twitter, as well. Thanks for the chance to win!
-Marie

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dv8 said...

Whenever I read about roping someone's love, I expect some BDSM.

Daniel M said...

like the cover and excerpt thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Book Attict said...

Roping Love sounds like a fantastic read!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...


Congratulations to Tara W. You're the winner of my contest. Thank you to everyone who stopped by.

I look forward to seeing you all at the next hop.

Happy Autumn!