New Release Review and Giveaway! A TASTE OF YOU by Teri Anne Stanley (Bourbon Brothers #3)

Her bourbon-flavored kisses threaten his carefully constructed boundaries. 
A TASTE OF YOU
Bourbon Brothers #3
Teri Anne Stanley
Releasing July 3, 2017
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Office supply addict Eve McGrath’s meticulously organized life is on the verge of crashing at her feet. Blue Mountain distillery’s new tasting and visitor center has to be finished pronto or her mother will lose her mind. Good thing Eve likes a challenge—which is exactly what she’ll face trying to convince the flaky contractor’s hot son to finish the job.

Nick Baker is back in Kentucky just long enough to get his wayward dad back on his feet. Then he’s gone. Unfortunately, he can’t resist helping Eve, the sexy distiller-in-distress, whose addictive, bourbon-flavored kisses threaten his carefully constructed boundaries. And if he can’t rein himself in, the uncomfortable secrets of past will nail him to the wall…


They were alone. Eve was suddenly nervous. What was the deal? She wanted to ask Nick if the incident in the truck last weekend was a one-shot deal, if he’d decided he really wasn’t that into her, or if there was going to be more, but reminded herself that she was taking things as they came.

Not stressing over the future. The bag with her planner inside banged against her hip as she led Nick down the hall to a door at the end. “Well, this is it,” she told him.

“Your mecca.”

“No. The Office Superstore out on 62 is my mecca. This is just a temple.”

“You really like office supplies, huh?”

“Oh yeah,” she told him. “Those times I get to take the company credit card and go to the office store? All that potential for organization and efficiency? It’s like Christmas and New Year’s Eve all rolled into one.”

“Copy paper.” He said it in a deep, growly voice that could have come from a 1970’s R&B singer. “Thumb tacks.” He waggled his eyebrows at her, and she giggled.

She turned away to grab the door handle, and he stepped closer, so she could feel him almost but not quite touching her from shoulder to butt. No, it wasn’t the thought of file folders that had her nipples tightening and heat pooling low in her belly. She stepped back, bumping into him as she pulled the door open, revealing her stash of office supplies.

“Paper clips.” This was more of a husky whisper. Which did actually send a shiver down her spine, but not because of the words themselves, more about the way he said it. Right into the place where her shoulder met her neck. His hands were on her hips now, and with just a tiny bit of effort, he could have her fully back against him. “Ball point pens.”

Her entire body flushed, and she took a chance asking the question, because leaving this up to fate was no longer an option. “Are you trying to seduce me with sexy language?”

“Is it working?”

“I think it is,” she told him and turned to face him.

 
Such a fun read!

Eve and Nick make one heck of a couple, and an even better team as they worked together to get Eve’s family’s tasting center up and ready to go for her mother’s big charity event. And okay, there were some pretty serious issues being dealt with here too–alcoholism, both from the personal POV and that of their family’s, guilt and abandonment–but even though their treatment was well done and realistic, they didn’t bog the story down. Throughout it all, Ms. Stanley’s writing had me giggling out loud–a lot–and even tearing up at the end. Because, dang. Good ending.

A Taste of You is the third book in the series, but should work fine as a standalone; even though the MCs from books one and two ( Drunk on You and A Shot with You ) make frequent appearances, you don’t have to have read their books to enjoy them here. But given what happens at the end, you’re probably going to want to.

Just sayin’.

Also just sayin’–an office supplies addiction is only a problem if you let it be one. There’s nothing wrong with a healthy appreciation for post-it notes, composition books, and exactly the right size tabs for every project. Nothing. At. All. Plus, everybody counts down the days until the back to school sales start at office supply stores, don’t they? I know Eve has my back here… 😉

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.


Teri Anne Stanley has been writing since she could hold a crayon–though learning to read was a huge turning point in her growth as a writer. Teri’s first stories involved her favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters, followed by her favorite teen idols. She has also authored a recipe column (The Three Ingredient Gourmet), and scientific articles (Guess which was more interesting!). Now she writes fun, sexy romance populated by strong, smart women and hunky heroes.

Teri currently supplements her writing income as a neuroscience research assistant. In her nearly non-existent spare time, she is the human half of a therapy dog team, an amateur genealogist, and a compulsive crafter (if there are directions on the internet, she can probably make it). Along with a variety of offspring and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley enjoy boating and relaxing at their weekend estate, located in the thriving metropolis of Sugartit, between Beaverlick and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.

 

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Pre-Release Review: A SHOT WITH YOU by Teri Anne Stanley (Bourbon Brothers #2)

A Shot with You
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Synopsis:

Bourbon is in Brandon Morgan’s blood. His family owns the best bourbon brand in the country—or it will be with his marketing genius. And after meeting the fiery daughter of a tequila distillery owner, he’s never been more sure.

His barrels, her tequila. It’s a match made in heaven. But only if he can keep his hands off the owner’s daughter…and his secrets to himself.

Lesa Ruiz will do anything to keep Little Possum afloat, but one look at Brandon’s gorgeous dimples and Lesa knows two things for sure: forever is not in the cards with this man and he’s way too sexy to resist for long.

Well, three things… Brandon is hiding something, and she’ll need to get a lot closer to figure it out and save her family’s legacy. Shots, anyone?

 

Review:

Cute story! It didn’t quite have the impact that the first one in the series did (Drunk on You), but it was still a worthy follow-up. Brandon and Lesa make a nice couple, even if some of the drama isn’t quite there–the family dynamics and chemistry makes up for a lot, though.

This is one I would have liked to have heard in audio, if only to hear Lesa’s accent and occasional Spanish dialogue.

An entertaining way to start the new year!

Rating: 4 stars / B+

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A Conversation with Teri Anne Stanley, Author of ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE WITH THE BIKER (with a giveaway!)

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Thanks so much for agreeing to be with us today! What 5 things should readers know about you?

  • I have a varsity letter in football. Okay, okay, I didn’t PLAY football, I was a trainer. But I’m very proud of that letter. Oh. And I taped Chris Carter’s ankles, he went to my high school (he’s a hall of fame guy, and a commentator on TV now).
  • I was on TV when I was little. I was one of the kids on a show called Genie and the Giant. I don’t remember anything about it, except that we got Highlights magazines as lovely parting gifts.
  • I live close to a real place called Big Bone Lick State Park. Before my middle son could read, he called it Big Bone Lipstick Park, which is just as funny. I love Kentucky.
  • I have a Master’s Degree in Zoology. I don’t work at a zoo, but I can see one from my day job desk.
  • I love to do artsy crafty stuff, and if there are directions for it on the internet, I can figure out how to do it. I learned how knit, spin, and dye wool. Give me a sheep, I’ll make you a sweater.

Wow! Impressive—that has to be the most diverse list I’ve seen yet (Big Bone Lipstick–LOL):)

 

Tell us all about your main characters—who are they? What makes them tick? Most importantly, what one thing would they need to have with them if stranded on a desert isle? 😉

Kellie is an aspiring romance writer, and owns a children’s bookstore. She’s very passionate about both, but would sacrifice writing if it meant keeping her bookstore open and catering to the underprivileged kids in the neighborhood. She would need her kindle on that island, for sure. Who cares if you’re naked and afraid if you’ve got a permanently charged e-reader to keep you company?

Quinn is a custom motorcycle builder. He’s a strong believer in following dreams wherever they lead you. If he were on a deserted island, he’d need a Leatherman, one of those multipurpose pocket knives. He’s pretty handy, and could probably built anything with it, kind of like MacGuyver.

You had me at “permanently charged e-reader”. And then sealed the deal with “MacGyver”!

 

Where did the inspiration for this book come from?

I love opposites attract stories, especially the good girl/bad boy type (and the bad girl/ good boy kind!). So who could be more different than a sweet southern kindergarten teacher (who turned into a bookstore owner to suit the story) and a bad ass biker? They wind up having more in common than it first appeared, including, of course, an explosive attraction to each other!

Of course!

 

How long have you been writing, and what (or who) inspired you to start?

I’ve loved READING romance since middle school, when one of my friends turned me on to one of those old school bodice rippers and showed me where the naked parts were. And I’ve always been a decent writer. In college, I could have gone either way: Science or English major—but figured I’d have a better shot at getting a job in science.

I finally started writing a few years ago when I had a really bad case of tennis elbow and couldn’t knit or crochet for a few months. I was like, “Well, I’ve always said I wanted to try to write a book someday. Might as well do it now.”

LOL—the “naked parts”—I wish I’d had a friend like that! 😉 Great way to turn your injury around!

 

What do you like best about being a writer? What is the most challenging part?

I love it when I’m in the groove, and the words come pouring out, and then I go back and read what I wrote later, and go, “Wow. I wrote that? Huh.”

The most challenging part is “trusting the process.” The groove part doesn’t happen as often as the “I don’t know what I’m supposed to write here and it sucks and no one will want to read it and I’m going to have to start over from scratch and…” The self-doubt. It sucks. There’s a committee in my head telling me that I’m wasting my time and should be making blankets for homeless cats, but I somehow muster along and it turns out okay!

Ugh, yes, the self-doubt isn’t fun. But blankets for homeless cats? LOL!

 

What are you working on right now? What can readers look for from you in the next year?

I’m writing my second Bourbon Boys book. The first, Drunk on You, came out last summer, and this is number two. I’m anxious to finish, because book three is screaming to get out!

Excellent! Can’t wait!

 

What authors and/or books have inspired you?

Honestly, every author who manages to sit down and crank out a manuscript is an inspiration to me. Knowing that my committee of doubt visits them, too, is wonderful Twitter is like one, giant, author support group.

And I have a LOT of authors that I love, and I don’t want to leave anyone out, but Suzanne Brockmann is my all time favorite. I re-read those Troubleshooters books about once every year or so.

OMG, the Troubleshooters! You are definitely speaking my language!

 

What are you currently reading? What are your thoughts about it so far?

I’m reading Forgotten Promises by Jessica Lemmon. It’s a New Adult story. I just started it, but so far the town bad boy has the local lawyer’s daughter in the trunk of a semi-stolen car, and is driving her deep into the woods.

Ooh, sounds like a good one!

 

If you had to “sell” this book in a single Tweet, what would you say?

I assume you mean my book, Accidentally in Love with the Biker, not Jess’s?

Okay:

Getting rear-ended by a biker in Las Vegas is way more fun than a conference full of bisexual were-parrots! AiLwtB by @teriannestanley

LOL, yes! Nice work 🙂

 

ABOUT TERI ANNE STANLEY:

Teri Anne Stanley

Teri Anne Stanley began her writing career with scientific articles—followed by a three-ingredient recipe column, but wasn’t allowed to write sex scenes for them—so now she writes fun, sexy romance filled love, angst and nekkid parts.

She’s also worked as a fashion designer for female body builders and a sex therapist for rats. In her spare time, she is a neuroscience research assistant. Along with a variety of teenagers and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley live just outside of Sugartit, which is—honest to God—between Beaverlick, and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.

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ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE WITH THE BIKER
by Teri Ann Stanley
Publication Date: February 8, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:

Aspiring writer Kelli Dalton needs a man, and fast. When she’s rear-ended by a sexy-as-sin biker on the way to a Vegas romance readers convention, she sees her chance. If he’ll pose as her fake boyfriend long enough to impress a bestselling author, Kelli has a shot at saving the bookstore for underprivileged kids she runs back home.

Quinn Anderson doesn’t know what to make of the cute little writer who stirs his heart and his libido, but he does know he wants to get better acquainted. And if that means keeping up their sexy ruse all week, he’s game.

Quinn knows girl like Kelli deserves someone with a secure future to help with her store, not a guy struggling to turn a profit on his chopper shop. But if his motorcycle designs win the big Vegas competition, he’ll have enough prize money to fund his dreams…and hers.

 

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New Release Review and Giveaway! DRUNK ON YOU by Teri Anne Stanley (A Bourbon Boys story)

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Book Title: DRUNK ON YOU

Author: TERI ANNE STANLEY

Release Date: July 21, 2015

 

Book Synopsis:

Justin Morgan would happily drown the pain of his injured leg—and the guilt he brought back from Afghanistan—in bourbon. Except, there won’t be any booze if he doesn’t rescue his family’s century-old distillery from financial ruin. The problem? Allie McGrath—youngest daughter of the distillery’s co-owners, and the one woman he can’t have.

Allie has been in love with Justin since…well, she’s always been in love with him. Now he’s home, broken up over the death of her brother, and he needs help. She can fix the distillery—she’s sure of it—but no one’s taking her or her sweet new idea seriously. Convincing Justin is her only hope.

Allie is more tempting than Justin expected, threatening a promise he swore he’d never break. If he can’t keep their attraction under control, there’s a solid chance they’ll send the whole enterprise crumbling to the ground…if he doesn’t crash and burn first.

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Review:

I had so much fun reading this book!

I absolutely loved Allie and Justin. I highlighted so many parts that made me laugh out loud (I even snorted unattractively a few times–shhh, don’t tell anyone!)as I was reading; I just couldn’t help myself. The best friend’s little sister troupe can be so much fun, especially when it’s as well done as it is here!

Poor Justin, he tried so hard to resist Allie’s charms, but he really never had a chance…

He put his arm around her as they walked back to the car. He’d reached the two-week mark in his recovery and was down to one crutch. He felt like a new man. The bruise on his chest from the rickhouse fire was just a green-and yellow memory at this point. The freedom to use his arms was electrifying. Especially since he could use the hand attached to one of those arms, any time he wanted, to touch Allie.

He’d turned into a total sap. Allowing himself to touch her was bringing out a level of corny he wasn’t completely uncomfortable with, which bothered the living shit out of him.

He needed to go to the gym. A boxing gym. A stinky, man-sweat-filled, jockstrap-displaying boxing gym. Where he could beat the hell out of a heavy bag and spit and scratch.

After he got Allie back to the camper and cheered her up with strawberries dipped in chocolate and kisses over every inch of her body.

Fortunately for him, Allie didn’t have much luck resisting him either:

She wasn’t sure she could spend the next week or so avoiding talking with him, but she could probably keep things light and friendly and avoid any mention of their embarrassing encounter at the country club. It would all be okay. Really it would. They could hang out, renew their friendship and she could purge herself of this newly reborn attraction. And maybe help lighten his load, because he wa surely carrying some emotional baggage.

Unless she managed to make it worse by losing her mind and groping him or begging him to grope her. In which case she’d just convert to Catholicism and find a convent somewhere.

See? So. Much. Fun.

Allie and Justin embark on an epic roadtrip–seriously, this could not be a more perfect summer read–in a very small camper that naturally puts them in deliciously close contact. They run into all kinds of fun people and situations along the way–the karaoke scene is especially awesome–make a heck of a business team together, and of course, fall in love.

Justin’s brother goes AWOL about two-thirds of the way into the book, and clearly is going to be the hero of his own story. Can’t wait! Oh, and Allie does have a (single!) sister…

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A-

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

Excerpt:

Justin tucked the towel around his waist and hoisted himself up onto his good leg, holding on to his crutches with one hand. Allie put a shoulder into his side and an arm around his waist. He tried not to lean on her, he really did. He tried not to put his free arm around her and smell her hair.

“Holy shit, Justin, you’re heavy.”

He couldn’t think about her soft body beneath his, those green eyes staring up at him, all soft and wanting. He was Justin the Buddy, not Justin the Creeper. “It’s because my manly muscles are extra dense. Like Superman, except instead of steel I’m a man of granite.

“You are the most full-of-crap person on the planet, do you know that?” And yet she didn’t pull away. If anything, her hand tightened on his waist.

“Let me go, babe. I can hobble in there under my own steam.”

She let him go, but hovered close by. From the corner of his eye, he could tell she was checking him out. He tried to gimp a little faster to keep her from noticing that his towel wasn’t hanging flat in the front.

They made it to the bathroom, and Allie turned on the faucets to fill the tub. She patted the edge, and he lowered himself to sit, his bum leg sticking awkwardly out into the room. He had to put his hand in hers to steady himself.

She knelt and began unfastening the Velcro strips holding the brace in place.

Jesus, Mary, and Uncle Steve. She was on her knees in front of him, and he was wearing a damned towel. He had a moment of dream déjà vu. A strand of rich honey hair had come loose from her ponytail and curled in the steam rising from the tub. He reached out to tuck it around his finger, but then pulled up short of actually touching her. She was Dave’s kid sister. No touching.

She looked up, something like heat in her eyes that was quickly masked by humor. “Do you want some Mr. Bubble in your tub?”

He actually considered it. She was going to have to help him in and out of the tub. But he couldn’t quite figure out how he was going to casually scoop a handful of bubbles over his semi-stiffy between dropping his towel and getting into the water.

He turned a little, to maneuver his good leg into the tub. He took a breath and grabbed the side of his towel, ready to yank it off.

Allie must have realized the reality of his predicament, because her face was red. She met his eyes with a stricken expression, then dropped her gaze like his groin was an eye magnet.

“It’s just a dick, Sneezy,” Justin said, pulling the towel off Band-Aid-style—all at once, to get the agony over with.

He lowered himself into the water while she cradled his damaged ankle.

She stared at his crotch. And kept staring.

Justin almost reached for the towel again.

“You’re right. It’s just a dick,” she said, once he was settled. She turned to walk out. “I’m going to get started on some work. Holler when you want to get out of the tub.”

“It’s not just a dick,” he called after her. “It’s a really nice dick!”

Author Bio:

Teri Anne Stanley began her writing career with scientific articles—followed by a three-ingredient recipe column, but wasn’t allowed to write naked parts for them—so now she writes romance.

She’s also worked as a fashion designer for female body builders and a sex therapist for rats. In her spare time, she’s a neuroscience research assistant. Along with a variety of offspring and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley live just outside of Sugartit, which is—honest to God—between Beaverlick and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.

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DEADLY CHEMISTRY Author Teri Anne Stanley Talks About the “Oof” Moments in Romance :)

Sigh…she had me at “Cosmo”–I LOVE that guy!

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Why do people read romance? Well, I don’t know why other people read it, but I read it for the “oof.”

Yeah, the “Oh, my!” parts can be nice, too, when they’re well done and not all throbbing love nubs and dripping lady-flowers. Believe me. I love a good “Oh, my!” as much as the next person.

But it’s the “oof” that makes a romance worthwhile. It’s that feeling in my gut—kind of a solar-plexus spasm (sounds pleasant, doesn’t it?)— when two people connect—usually when the hero lays it all out there, or the heroine sees what he’s unwilling to lay out there—that’s when I get the “oof.”

It’s that part of LOVER AWAKENED by JR Ward, where Bella finds Zsadist in the shower, trying to scrub his own skin off, because he wants to be worthy of her, to be clean enough to be with her. *sigh* Golly, I love a good, screwed up hero, and Zsadist is my all time prize winner on that score.

It’s that part of every one of Suzanne Brockmann’s books, but if you need an example, how’s about  HOT TARGET when Jane realizes that Cosmo isn’t at her house because he doesn’t like her, he’s avoiding her because he does like her?

And just saying it like that—“because he does like her”— doesn’t get it for you, does it? Nope. You’ve gotta read the whole first half of the book. You’ve got to see how much Cosmo and Jane struggle through getting off on the wrong foot, to earning each other’s respect, to seeing big, strong silent Cosmo have to reveal his feelings. That’s where the “oof” comes from.

Tell me what your favorite “oof” moments are. I’m planning to fall and break an ankle so I can spend a month on the couch reading and dissecting books to see if I can find the formula for the “oof.”

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Teri Anne Stanley has been writing since she could hold a crayon–though learning to read was a huge turning point in her growth as a writer. Teri’s first stories involved her favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters, followed by her favorite teen idols.  She has also authored a recipe column (The Three Ingredient Gourmet), and scientific articles (Guess which was more interesting!).  Now she writes fun, sexy romance filled with love, angst, and nekkid parts.

Teri’s career has included sex therapy for rats, making posing suits for female body builders, and helping amputee amphibians recover to their full potential. She currently supplements her writing income as a neuroscience research assistant.  Along with a variety of teenagers and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley live just outside of Sugartit, which is—honest to God—between Beaverlick, and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.

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Book Title: DEADLY CHEMISTRY
Author: Teri Anne Stanley
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Synopsis:

Former undercover cop Mike Gibson has been lying low, working as a maintenance man to put his troubled younger brother through college. But when a beautiful scientist enlists Mike’s help to repair the damage done to her lab by a group of vandals, Mike finds that his, and his brother’s pasts, are about to be brought to light.

Laura Kane was happy having a secret crush on the hot maintenance man at Tucker University, but when the drug she was studying is stolen, Laura has a chance to get to know Mike in person. The problem is, he seems to know more about what’s going on than any maintenance man should. But then the drug turns up in the wrong hands, and Mike and Laura have to decide if their own chemistry will help, or hinder, the race to save innocent lives.

Excerpt:

He was not for her. Nerdy scientist girls had to stay away from hot guys with big, muscle-y arms and white smiles. So why the heck couldn’t she stop looking back at the biology building?

She shook herself. What was wrong with her? She had to get out of here. She could lust after him from a distance. That would be fine. Safe. He could be her pretend lover. She turned the key and threw the car into gear. With one last glance over her shoulder toward her new imaginary boyfriend, she stomped her foot on the accelerator. And promptly shot backward over the curb, knocking over a trash can, which wound up wedged under the rear bumper.

“Gack!” She put the car in park and jumped out to survey the damage. Rounding the back end and seeing the trash can, she shrieked and stepped out of the way of a family of possums—a mom and three…teenagers? They tottered about, blinking in the bright morning sunshine.

“Whoa, careful!” Maintenance Man Mike was suddenly there, grabbing Lauren’s upper arms and shifting

her out of the way of the scraggly little things. “Are you okay?”

“I’m fine,” she said. “But the kids—I ran over their house!” One of the little ones clung to its mother’s fur, but two others careened blindly away from the scene of the home wrecking.

“I tell you what,” Mike said. “You pull your car forward, off the trash can, then we’ll see if we can’t help ’em out.”

“Okay.” Lauren’s heartbeat started to slow and beat a regular rhythm. Except where Mike had touched her arms. There, her skin seemed to be throbbing and tingling.

Sheesh.

She moved her car forward and off of the sidewalk, then went back to Mike and the possum. Fortunately, there were no other faculty members’ cars in the lot yet. What would she have told them? No, I wasn’t texting anddriving. I was mentally undressing a stranger.

Please, God…don’t let it be her drug they were talking about on the news. After Crawford left, Mike stopped fiddling with settings on the centrifuge. He straightened and turned to lean against a clean section of counter. Crossing his arms, he glared at Lauren.

“What?” She realized she’d crossed her arms, too, and stood with a hip cocked out. Defensive much? “Let’s have it.”

“You lied.”

“About what?”

“What’s missing. Those pellet things you showed me yesterday. They’re all gone.”

“Yeah. You wanna start talking?” He uncrossed his arms and moved toward Lauren. He smelled of fabric softener again, like the day before. What single guy used fabric softener?

“Are you married?” Ugh. Did she really say that?

That slowed him down, though. “What? No. I live with my brother. I told you that last night.” He took another step into her personal space. “Why did you lie?”

Instead of feeling intimidated, she found herself uncrossing her arms and putting her hands behind her to

hold on to the ledge. “How’s the cat doing?”

“Howled all night. Dylan threatened to poison it.”

“Dylan did? But he’s such an animal lover!”

“Shows you how much of a head case that cat is.” He pinned her in place with that dark stare. “Why did you lie?”

He was so close that she could feel his heat. How much closer was he going to get? When she took a  deep breath, her breasts brushed his chest. Which caused her to take another deep breath. Not

on purpose, of course. His eyes heated. She could smell coffee now. She licked her lips, and his nostrils flared. He bent his head closer. She needed to answer his question, but what should she say? If she didn’t answer, would he…what, kiss it out of her? He should work for the CIA. Or the FBI. As part of the Threaten to Kiss Information From Witnesses Unit.

“He went to see a pig about a horse.”

When Mike laughed, Lauren’s heart did one of those little fluttery things she was getting used to feeling when he was around. She loved to see him laugh, she realized with a start. This wasn’t a giant gut-grabbing guffaw, but a headtilting bark of laughter. It turned his throat—and that little

shadowy area under his jaw—into somewhere she wanted to lick.

“You know what?” he said. “I actually believe you.” He stood there for a second, smiling at her. Lauren smiled back. Oh boy. She liked him. Like, liked him. If her best friend had been there, she’d have slipped her a note to pass to Mike, asking if he liked her back. Check yes or no.

Then what he had said sunk in and she said, “Wait—why wouldn’t you believe me?”

“Well…”

She waved the question away. “So what brings you here on a Saturday?”

“I’m on call. I got a call, so I came in to fix a leaky sink… and to check up on Dylan. And find out if you’ve heard an update from Crawford.”

Lauren hesitated a minute, then said, “I think it’s time for you to tell me your story. There’s some kind of…something swimming below the surface here.”

Mike’s gaze narrowed on her mouth. She licked her lips, but then said, “Oh, no, you’re not

going to distract me. Spill it.”

He raised an eyebrow, and she realized she’d revealed too much—that she was aware of him, of how much he appealed to her. He smirked, then chewed on his bottom lip, as though trying to decide how much to tell her.

 

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Schedule:

June 23

Guest blogging at Joyfully Reviewed

Book reviewed at Tori MacAllister

June 24

Book featured at I Heart Reading

Interviewed at Review From Here

June 25

Book featured at Confessions of a Reader

June 26

Book reviewed at @MiriamSmith

Guest blogging at What is That Book About

Book featured at Sweeping Me

June 27

Book featured at Lisa Loves Books

Book featured at Escape by Fiction

June 30

Guest blogging at In the Pages of a Good Book

Book featured at Romance For Every World

July 1

Book featured at Book Nook Nuts

Interviewed at I’m Shelf-ish

July 2

Guest blogging at My Book Addiction and More

Guest blogging at Becky on Books…and Quilts

July 3

Book featured at My Devotional Thoughts

Guest blogging at Kate M. George

Book featured at Romantic Reads and Such

Book featured at Bookaholics

July 4

Book featured at The La La Land of Books

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Entangled Ignite Release Day–Three New Titles with Giveaways!

Today I’m happy to be featuring Ignite’s June releases!
Three brand new books, all sale priced for just 99-cents for a limited time!

 

Set fire to your passions with heart stopping suspense, adventure, and intrigue from Ignite. Each Ignite title features to-die-for heroes and kick-butt heroines on an emotional roller coaster ride toward love. With new books and new passions exploding every month, every Ignite novel is one you can’t put down until the last page is turned. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

 

Dream Huntress by Michelle Sharp

Special $0.99 Introductory Price!

Narcotics detective Jordan Delany has a gift she’s not
particularly happy about. In her dreams, she can connect with dead victims of
violent crimes. Her isolated life as a drug cop is a perfect for hiding the
freakish ability, until an investigation has her posing as a cocktail waitress.
Tyler McGee suspects a drug ring operating out of the local strip joint is
flooding the quiet streets of his hometown with heroin. Determined to get
answers, he plays the part of a fallen cop and lands the job of head bouncer,
but his attraction to an intriguing cocktail waitress with a penchant for danger just might kill him first.

Find Out More!

Giveaway

 

Deadly Chemistry by Teri Anne Stanley

Special $0.99 Introductory Price!

Former undercover cop Mike Gibson has been lying low, working as a maintenance man to put his
troubled younger brother through college. But when a beautiful scientist enlists Mike’s help to repair
the damage done to her lab by a group of vandals, Mike finds that his and his brother’s pasts are about
to be brought to light.

 

Past My Defenses by Wendy Sparrow

Special $0.99 Introductory Pricing!

Vanessa is the fastest Lycan around. In wolf form, the only threat she can’t outrun is her allergies. After
a feline dander-bomb takes her down, she wakes up naked in a cage staring at a hot park ranger who
had no idea what he’d trapped. But when Lycans are being poached, and Vanessa is targeted, Dane will
have to keep her close to protect her. But with Vanessa in heat and mad to mate, who will protect him?