Book 28 in the Bandit Creek series is the erotic romance TEMPT ME TWICE from popular Avon author Lauren Hawkeye.
Lauren is a yoga newbie, knitting aficionado and animal lover who lives in the shadows of the great Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. She loves to explore the journeys that take women through life. Her stories include erotic historical, steamy paranormal, and hot contemporary. She also writes under the name of Lauren Jameson.
Callie Mahone and her husband Austin are in a marital rut. In an attempt to liven things up, they decide to take a road trip. The destination? Wherever the pin sticks into the map. They each hope that the excitement wrought from new surroundings and an enforced proximity will kick start their flagging marriage, but when their car breaks down at a questionable service station on the way to Bandit Creek, a new element is added that changes everything.
Liam Fraser, a sexy stranger that they meet at the service station, patches up their car… and then is thrown together with the pair again in Bandit Creek. Over the course of the short trip, Callie and Austin are forced to decide whether the benefits of introducing another into their marriage bed outweigh the alternative…
Both of these stories are romantic tales, fun reads with strong heroines and hunky heroes. And they are perfect examples of the diversity of the series. One story is set in Prohibition days while the other story is about a female doctor suffering from the effects of present day war.
As one of the Bandit Creek authors, I’ve made it my personal mandate to read each story and it’s been incredibly interesting to see the series unfold. I’ve learned a lot about how to develop a series of books which I hope to put to good use in the coming months.
And now I’m looking forward to today’s release, Book 27, a paranormal romance titled ANGEL FIRE by Michelle Pierce.
Someone is burning down houses in Bandit Creek, and fire fighter Jason Briggs is destined to stop him.
Keira has been protecting Jason for decades against his death-baiting habits, and now she has to protect him from a danger unlike anything she ever anticipated.
Working together, they must stop the unstoppable. A phoenix whose fire burns hot enough to incinerate souls.
These days, I’m hanging out with the RWA Women’s Fiction authors. We’re in the middle of a month long Write-A-Thin challenge. After months of relative silence, with everyone holed up in their own little part of the world, the daily check-ins are fun. It’s like a bunch of women have gathered for coffee and we’re sharing our writing goal progress along with a few details of our personal lives.
Which is what Women’s Fiction is all about. Hmmm, this really gets me thinking about my WIP and how the “women connecting” factor comes into play. So while I’m mulling that over, let me introduce you to Julie Rowe, author of PLAYING DOCTOR, book 26 in the Bandit Creek series.
Julie Rowe has two books out with Carina Press: ICEBOUND and NORTH OF HEARTBREAK. Her third book with Carina Press, SAVING THE RIFLEMAN – a romance with medical elements set during the first world war – is due out on Oct 8, 2012. Julie’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she’ll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, “No one would believe them!”
Dr. Abigail Westward has been home after two tours of duty in Afghanistan for about two months and she’s taken up an unusual hobby. A hobby that has the local sheriff scared stiff: tossing lit dynamite sticks into the still waters of Lost Lake. After locking her up for twenty-four hours, then a couple weeks later for forty-eight, the sheriff is getting desperate to find a way to combat Doc Abby’s explosive habit. He calls in a very special Doc-sitter, Jacob “Smitty” Smith, a fellow soldier of Abby’s and the only man who might be able to find out what was really going on with Bandit Creek’s doctor.
Smitty is in Bandit Creek for one reason and one reason only. He loves Abby, has from damn near the moment he met her in Afghanistan. He’s stayed at arm’s length until now because getting involved with anyone while on a combat mission is just plain stupid. But combat is over for both of them and he’s waited long enough. He wants her and he’ll play dirty to get her because he knows she’s hurting deep down in a place she doesn’t want anyone to see.
Seeing Smitty waiting for her on shore, Abby gives up the dynamite with little or no argument. It’s far too much fun to verbally poke at him and the sheriff, until she finds out he’s been hired by the town of Bandit Creek to ride herd on her. She’s resistant to the idea right up to the moment someone attempts to shoot her in the middle of town. Now she and Smitty have to figure out who wants to kill her and why before he’ll go, because if he stays she’s not sure she’ll be able to resist temptation. Smitty is her only weakness. He’s the one man she trusts absolutely, the one man she loves, the one man who knows her terrible secret.
I’ve known A.M. Westerling for many years and when she shares pictures of her backyard garden on Facebook, I’m in love. I want to move to her house … or perhaps just have her come to mine so she can wave her magic wand over my gardens and turn them into paradise like hers. 🙂
But you’re not here today to listen to my gardening dreams, are you? Today is all about Book 25 in the Bandit Creek series, a historical set in the Prohibition days titled BOOTLEG MY HEART by A.M. Westerling.
A.M. Westerling lives by the motto “You don’t know unless you try” and is a former engineer. She enjoys cooking, gardening, camping, yoga, and watching pro sports.
And now for the BOOTLEG MY HEART teaser:
Delia Becker returns to Bandit Creek in search of the man who killed her dad several years earlier. She reopens her late father’s garage and hires the attractive stranger Jackson Durant to help her out. Only after she catches Jackson snooping around does she realize her new mechanic has a mysterious past.
Revenue man Jackson Durant arrives in Bandit Creek looking for the rum runners operating in the south east corner of Montana. Working undercover as a mechanic at Joe’s Garage, he finds himself falling for the garage’s owner, Delia Becker. The only problem is, all evidence points to her being part of the rum running gang he’s after.
Will their growing love for each other overcome the secrets that are spilled late one night on Lost Lake road? Or will Delia’s desire for revenge drive them apart?
If you’re looking for me this weekend, I’ll be spending it with family. But as soon as the Labour Day weekend is over, I’ll have my nose buried in this book. Check out the links below.
Today is the middle of August and up on the Canadian prairies, the geese and ducks are gathering. Will this be an early winter? Part of me looks forward to a break from the gardening and painting and building we’re doing this summer. The other part of me thinks blech, I’m not ready for snow and cold and winter coats and boots.
So while I’m mulling over the fact that I’m ready, but not ready, for winter, let me introduce you to Book 24 in the Bandit Creek series, a western historical titled MY HEART BURNS by Marlene Renee.
Marlene has a degree in Education and her love for exciting and romantic stories lead her to start crafting her own. When not working on her latest project, Marlene enjoys reading, running, watching movies and travelling.
And now for the MY HEART BURNS teaser:
A woman’s got to do what her heart tells her – that’s become my motto. I’m Mackenzie Delaney and I realized that fact – and acted on it – before it was too late. Instead of marrying the man my parents had chosen for me, I answered the calling in my heart and headed west to Bandit Creek to fulfill my dream of being a doctor.
Sheriff Dan Wilson added a twist to my dream. Strong and true, he was intent on keeping the peace in his town – by fighting off bandits and keeping women of debatable reputation out.
He succeeded with the bandits.
He found me more of a challenge.
Let’s just say we came to a compromise.
I’ve only had time to read the teaser for this book, but I’m hooked. Check out the links below.