Curious about a romance author’s #cats …um, I mean desk? @JenniLynnAuthor

Hi folks. I haven’t been here at the blog for a bit because that pesky thing called “real life” (a.k.a. doing more hours in the day job) got in the way. But I did manage to show off my writing space recently over at AusRomToday. If you’d like to see where I pen much of my work – including my erotic romance series, Gods of Love – please head on over to have a look at the photos of my desk.

If you’d rather just stay here, I’m sharing some cat pics today. These are our three fur babies – they keep me company when the muse strikes – and only occasionally get in the way of the keyboard!

Bobby - he eats paper. In fact, he eats everything! Cheeky but so friendly.

Bobby – he eats paper. In fact, he eats everything! Cheeky, crazy, but so friendly, with the loudest purr I’ve ever heard.

Meika - timid and sweet. Hides from everyone bar the family.

Meika – timid and sweet. Hides from everyone, then appears out of nowhere. We’re thinking teleporting ability?


Cleo - the elderly matriarch. Our old ginger girl.

Cleo – the elderly matriarch. Our old ginger girl. She has a nice soft bed but prefers our scratchy wood basket.


SMART BLONDES by Sonia Koso: Book Tour and G-iveaway

VBT Smart Blondes Tour Banner copyWhen I saw the title of this book and read the blurb, I just had to have Sonia Koso as a guest on my blog. Despite being a brunette myself, I do know many smart blondes ;) Sonia agreed to answer a few quick questions before sharing an excerpt as part of the Goddess Fish Book Tour for her new romance, Smart Blondes. Comment on this post and enter Sonia’s Rafflecopter giveaway below to go in the prize draw for a $50 Amazon/ gift card!

1. Hi Sonia, thanks for joining us today. What is your least favorite word?

Cancer. (JL: I agree with you on that one).

2. Where do you get your best ideas?

Listening to my Mother and her best pals gossip.

3. When you’re not writing, what do you do to relax?

A hot bath or a cool cocktail.

4. Do you write about what turns you on?

Let’s just say I write about things I find interesting.

5. If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

I make reservations for dinner. (JL: sounds pretty good to me!).

Now here’s a look at Smart Blondes – and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

MEDIA KIT Smart Blondes CoverAustin socialite Carrie Pryce has no clue her criminally charming husband is carrying on with another woman until she returns home unexpectedly, mistakes the sounds of passion for a home-invasion robbery and accidently shoots him in the backside. Stunned, Carrie drives all night to her quirky hometown and collapses in a near-catatonic state.

A crew of ladies spanning three generations realize it’s up to them to help Carrie get her life out of the ditch. Known as the “Presbyterian Mafia,” these are not sweet old gals. They have a book club that never reads, a garden club that doesn’t garden, and a bible study class that gossips about the Methodists. They’re known around town for antics including catfights, car chases and Voodoo rituals. The women enlist Carrie’s former childhood best friend Portia (now a lawyer) and her flamboyant cousin Eric (recently returned from New York) in their effort.

While dealing with the after-effects of her imprudent gunplay and managing a hair color disaster, Carrie meets Rhett Richards. He’s an attractive oil field worker who can make women think un-Christian thoughts by the mere act of wearing a pair of tight wranglers. Carrie soon learns that hometowns can be the perfect places to bury old scandals and create new ones.

Smart Blondes is available at Amazon. Here’s a short excerpt:

As her Mercedes pulled into the gravel drive at the Gaston home, Carrie and Eric spotted Agnes and Oweita’s Buick parked by the side entrance and an unknown, cherry red 1965 Chevy truck parked in front of the garage.

A tanned, shirtless man walked out of an open garage door. He was lean with the kind of body obtained not by preening at the gym but by honest work.

“Who the hell is that?” Eric said, fanning his face, then hastily adding:  “I saw him first.”

“Who says he’s on your team?” Carrie responded.

“I’m going inside to find out right now.” Eric bounded out of the car and up to the kitchen door.

He walked in to find Agnes, Oweita and Rose, Addie Jo’s live-in nurse, sitting at the breakfast nook. Carrie followed him in and was about to say hello when Agnes cut her off.

“Dang it, children. You’re blocking my view!” She motioned them to get out of the way of the window. Carrie and Eric realized the ladies were also ogling the shirtless vision.

“Yeah, about that,” Carrie said. “What’s the story?”

“Shhh,” Oweita said. “In my daydreams, I’m forty years younger and he is all kinds of naked.”

“She didn’t just say that!” Eric whispered to Carrie.

“Oh yeah, she did.”

“That’s Rhett Richards. Deane’s new project manager,” Rose explained. She had been Addie Jo’s caretaker for the last 13 years and had been inducted into both the family and the Presbyterian Mafia.

Rhett was in the process of washing mud off his truck. He had the kind of back that looked like a capital “V”—broad shoulders that tapered to a long, narrow waist.  Everyone in the kitchen was watching the way he filled out the back of his tight wranglers.  Carrie thought she saw a small tattoo on the back of his neck peeking out from under his sandy hair.

“Rhett?” Eric said, raising a brow. “Frankly, my dear, I do give a damn.”

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Author Bio

Sonia Koso grew up in the eccentricity-filled piney woods of North East Texas. She has been writing since an early age and considers it her first love. After receiving a B.A. in English Writing, her life took a drastic turn and she went to law school. Sonia practiced law for over a decade but was drawn back to writing in 2012. Sonia’s stories feature strong women, good-looking guys, legal dilemmas and a dose of humor. Smart Blondes borrows many characters from her childhood as well as her legal career.

Sonia does most of her writing at her condo in Austin’s hip SOCO district. It’s walking distance from landmarks including Lady Bird Lake, the Continental Club, and the Congress Avenue Bat Bridge. When not writing, Sonia divides her time between the live music of Austin and the sunshine of Boca Raton. She loves Tex-Mex food, blue water, cocktails and good friends. Sonia often dreams of a man who can do his own laundry and a walk-in closet with a chandelier…but not necessarily in that order. Find Sonia here:




DEMON OF ENVY review tour with giveaway #PNR #Erotic

ReviewTour_DemonOfEnvy_BannerToday kicks off a week-long review tour for my new release, DEMON OF ENVY. There’s a giveaway on offer for those who participate via comments or the Rafflecopter entry form, so please visit one or all of the tour stops below to enter the prize draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card, plus a signed print copy of GODS OF LOVE (1-3) and a set of the GODS OF LOVE cover postcards (International Giveaway). Of course, it is also a chance to hear what people are saying about DEMON OF ENVY and see if this erotic romance appeals to you.

June 24: Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears
June 25: Literaria
June 26: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
June 27: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
June 27: Harlie’s Books
June 27: Hawt Reads & Dirty Talk


Risking all for a demon lover… when Olivia lets a sexy god into her life, will his demon Envy behave, or will it rip her human heart to shreds? DEMON OF ENVY is the fifth instalment in the GODS OF LOVE series, but each of these sexy novellas is stand-alone and if you want to read this one first, please do!

Here’s a short excerpt:

Delicious. She tasted even better than her scent and he drank her in, running his tongue up the line of her neck to hover above her mouth. Her lips were parted and he caught a glimpse of white teeth within. What would it be like to have her bite at his flesh? To scrape her teeth along his skin before following up with the moist lick of a warm tongue. What would it be like to have her lave his organ, sucking him deep and working at his erection with every part of her mouth? He groaned.

Her breath was hot and sweet. She must have brushed her teeth already this morning with some kind of mint flavored paste. He was savoring the anticipation of the kiss, ready to swoop in and claim her, when he felt the clutch of decisive fingers tangling into his hair. She pulled him in toward her.

“You took too long,” she whispered, the words vibrating right into his mouth. Then she was kissing him and he was lost.

Sensation like none he had ever felt before. Sweet, moist, hot. Forget claiming her. It was too late. She had claimed him the moment they met.


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Two #BDSM anthology bundles out now

Willsin Rowe is visiting the blog today to talk BDSM – anthology collections, that is!

His every touch an imprint, His every word a potent command. To become His—both body and soul—is not to be owned. It is to be truly accepted. To belong. Only a precious few know the ecstasy of giving themselves over to the ultimate Dom.

Master of Desire 3DTen bestselling domination and submission romance authors. Nine sensual novelettes of seduction and submission in one collection. The Master of Desire awaits.

Stealing Aubrey by Candy Quinn – He needs to have her, to possess her. Just barely into adulthood, the beautiful young woman is screaming for him to take her, utterly. With his new wealth, he plans to do just that.

As He Bids by Olivia Rigal – Applying for a summer internship at an upscale auction house just because she has a mad crush on one of the bosses, may be Career Fail 101 for Hannah.

Please, Maestro by Penelope L’Amoreaux – Once a promising cellist, Avery lost her hearing and her dreams until her conductor offers to teach her to play again. Can she withstand his harsh lessons or will she be undermined by her own desires?

Anything He Requires by Michelle Fox – She thinks it’s just another job when wealthy businessman Jacob Daniels hires her to train his willful puppy, but the way he crushes her lips when they kiss says otherwise. Daniels has set his sights on dominating her, undertaking an irresistible seduction that leaves Jessica willing to do anything he requires.

Becoming Jane by Jordan Bell – Avery doesn’t want the life her family insists on. She wants Oliver, the mysterious Dom she’s never met but who knows her heart. He can’t give her forever, but when she asks, he gives her one night.

Master/Mistress by Hildred Billings – Two women, one exploring her true gender in the bedroom and the other an overworked businesswoman in the need of escape, embrace a domme/sub relationship under the darkness of Tokyo’s hot nights.

Submission Therapy by Katie Salidas and Willsin Rowe – Billionaire Natasha Blakely is a control freak, fraying at the edges. When her therapist prescribes Submission Therapy she reluctantly agrees. Will she learn the sublime ecstasy of true submission?

The Master’s Exploits: Night Two by Jessi Bond – Dalton Alexander: alpha male, experienced dominant, alluring Master. He wants to turn his memoirs into erotic BDSM fiction, and ghostwriter Grace Reynolds is just the woman for the job.

Unwritten Submission by Elsa Day – Amy has managed to sneak into the most secretive club in town. The story would save her journalism job, but her plans change when she meets J. He wants to be her new Dom. But will Amy submit?


There’s $90 worth of Amazon Gift Cards on offer in the Master of Desire giveaway. CLICK HERE to enter the draw!

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More on Consummate Therapy by Katie Salidas & Willsin Rowe

The Consummate Therapy series flips Fifty Shades on its head, with a despotic female billionaire learning the value – and art – of true submission at the hands of a hot but steely Dom. Follow Natasha’s journey as she walks a fine line between what she thinks she wants…and what her Master knows she truly needs.

With rave reviews, and a 4.6 Star average (across the series), people from all over are falling in love with Natasha and her Master.

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Super book blast: DEMON OF ENVY by Jennifer Lynne #sexy #romance

SBB_DemonOfEnvy_BannerI’m delighted to announce a one-day Super Book Blast and Giveaway on the 29th May, to help celebrate this week’s release of my sexy romance novella, DEMON OF ENVY (GODS OF LOVE).

There are 33 stops on the tour hosted by Goddess Fish! I’d love you to visit any or all of these (listed below) as there’s a chance to enter the giveaway at every stop by leaving a comment. So, what’s up for grabs? I’ll be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card, plus a signed print copy of GODS OF LOVE (1-3) and a set of the GODS OF LOVE cover postcards to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (International Giveaway).

And of course, you can find out more about my new release DEMON OF ENVY, in which the god of envy fights for a second chance at life and love in the mortal realm. What happens when the wayward son of Aphrodite falls for a woman fighting her own inner demons? Will true love prevail, or will all Hell break loose?

Stop by one or all of the following blogs on 29th May to enter the Super Book Blast GIVEAWAY:

1: Behind Closed Doors
2: Michelle Abbott’s Blog
3: Wicked Readings By Tawania
4: Books to Light Your Fire
5: Happily Ever After
6: Books and Other Spells
7: Bitches Be Writn’
8: The Purple Fantasy Den
9: Writery
10: For the Love of Bookends
11: Long and Short Reviews
12: Wickedly Wanton Tales
13: Sharing Links and Wisdom
14: Queentutt’s World of Escapism
15: The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat
16: The blog of C.R. Moss
17: Carpe_Diem
18: Queen of the Night Reviews
19: All I Want and More
20: BookSkater
21: Read More Romance
22: The Reading Addict
23: Sexy Adventures Passionate Tales
24: Erzabet’s Enchantments
25: Linda Nightingale…Wordsmith
26: Tina Donahue Presents
27: Romance Novel Giveaways
28: Let’s Get BOOKED!
29: Hawt Reads and Dirty Talk
30: The Carus Chronicles
31: Our Wolves Den
32: Dawn’s Reading Nook
33: It’s Raining Books

Out one day early! DEMON OF ENVY (GODS OF LOVE) #sexy #romance

JenniferLynne_DemonOfEnvy1400.jpgDue to Amazon being quick off the mark, I’m delighted to announce the release of DEMON OF ENVY one day earlier than expected! This is my ninth novella and the fifth title in the GODS OF LOVE series. This time it is the wayward son of Aphrodite and brother to the erotes who is searching for a second chance at life and love after a lengthy banishment from the world of mortals.

Each story in the GODS OF LOVE series is designed as a stand-alone, and can be read in any order. Want to try DEMON OF ENVY first? Please, go ahead!

Phthonos, god of envy and jealousy, is desperate to make up for the mistakes of his past. But is Thon more demon than god? And if the demon Envy wins out, how will this lonely god ever find room in his heart for love?

Olivia is an ordinary woman living an ordered life, but at thirty-two true romance appears to have eluded her. Everywhere she looks people are in relationships or falling in love, but her career and her charity work are enough to keep the demon of envy at bay.

Until the moment he turns up on her doorstep with a demand that rips her life and her heart wide open and leaves her at risk of eternal torment.

Steamy romance (M/F) suitable for Adult readers only.


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Here’s an excerpt

The need to engulf her with everything raging inside flooded over him with such force he went deathly-still. Get it under control. The darkness was too all-consuming, and she couldn’t withstand him if he lost it. She was so delicate and easy to break, despite that elusive core of inner strength, and he had to remember at all times to hold himself back.

She was human. She was fragile. And she was about to become his if he could only control his demon long enough to keep her safe.

He shucked off his T-shirt and threw it to one side before moving forward to take over for her fumbling fingers. “With pleasure.” Remember. Do it slowly.

He managed to release two more of the tiny buttons before a waft of her perfume teased his nostrils. It was a musky scent that reminded him of hot nights and seductive need, so long-forgotten that its sudden effect on his senses blasted his self-control to pieces. With a groan that rattled his throat on the way out he grabbed the two sides of her blouse and yanked them apart, the remaining three buttons flying off in all directions with a ripping pop, pop, pop.

“Oh!” Her gorgeous mouth formed into a round of surprise. He clutched at her wrists before she could cover her breasts, then released them slowly when he felt her peak of embarrassment begin to subside.

“No! Don’t ever cover yourself when you are with me. I must look at you.” She was solidly proportioned, with more flesh than was the current fashion, judging by what he’d seen in his brief time back here. But he liked it better when there was something substantial to hold onto.

His fingers trembled as he traced around first one large globe then the other. Her skin was so white he could see the blue network of veins peeking through from beneath. Her life force, so close to the surface. So tantalizing.

Copyright 2014 Jennifer Lynne


The Greek gods of desire are skilled at satisfying the erotic needs of mortals who cross their path. But where do the gorgeous erotes turn for sexual healing when loneliness strikes at each eternal yet world-weary heart? This series of stand-alone novellas that can be read in any order, shows that even the gods themselves are not immune from the influence of love.


There’s still time to enter the draw for a book and swag prize worth $50.00 in the DEMON OF ENVY release countdown giveaway. The contest closes on the 25th May 2014, so if you want to enter via the Rafflecopter below, please be quick!

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Countdown to DEMON OF ENVY release with a G!VEAWAY!

JenniferLynne_DemonOfEnvy200 She was human. She was fragile. And she was about to become his if he could only control his demon long enough to keep her safe.

The countdown has begun! DEMON OF ENVY (GODS OF LOVE) will be out on the 24th May, and to help celebrate the release I’m having a GIVEAWAY! There’s a $50.00 prize pack up for grabs, with easy entry via the Rafflecopter form below.

DEMON OF ENVY is the fifth erotic romance novella in my popular GODS OF LOVE series about sexy Greek gods looking for love in the modern-day world. Each of these stories is stand-alone with a common theme, so they can be read in any order.

Phthonos, god of envy & jealousy, has been given a second chance at life and love in the mortal realm. The wayward son of the goddess Aphrodite and brother to the erotes is desperate to make up for the mistakes of his past. But is Thon more demon than god? And if the demon Envy wins out, how will this lonely god ever find room in his heart for love?

Olivia is an ordinary woman living an ordered life, but at thirty-two true romance appears to have eluded her. Everywhere she looks people are in relationships or falling in love, but her career and her charity work are enough to keep the demon of envy at bay.

Until the moment he turns up on her doorstep with a demand that rips her life and her heart wide open and leaves her at risk of eternal torment.


Enter the giveaway prize draw via the Rafflecopter form below – and keep an eye out here on my blog just after release day for an announcement of the prize winner!
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Guest author Tamsin Baker: new release #MM #Erotic

My friend and fellow Aussie author, Tamsin Baker, has yet another sexy new release. THE SILVER TONGUED CITY BOY is a contemporary M/M novella, available now at Amazon.

Silver tongued city boy coverMitchell’s job is his life. He works hard, with good men and he gets to be around the horses he loves. The only thing that will ruin his perfect life is if they find out he’s gay, but that’ll never happen, so he’s safe.

Jayden Donner doesn’t really want to visit his estranged father on his farm, but how else is he going to get the money he needs for his overseas holiday?

When Mitchell first sees Jay, he knows the city boy is trouble. But Jay won’t leave him be, and when the sparks fly, hay bales won’t be the only thing on fire.

 Excerpt (Adults-only, 18+)

Jay kissed him as though they were teenagers necking. Greedy, too fast and so passionate as to make him want to laugh. Did Jay really want him that badly?

His answer came when Jay moved around to his side and grabbed Mitchell’s cock in his hand, stroking and rubbing along the shaft. Hot prickles of pleasure shot down his spine and along his cock.


He closed his eyes and let the intense sensations wash over him. Jay’s lips at his neck, the hand on his prick, stroking and coaxing him to feel good.

“I want in you.” He heard the words and nodded while his brain began to float. He wanted that too.

Jay’s fingers worked their way between the crack of Mitchell’s arse and pushed down.

Mitchell spread his legs blindly, leaning forward and gasping as Jay’s hand sped up on his cock.

“I’m gonna cum if you keep that up.” He mumbled and added a groan for emphasis.

Jay bit down on his shoulder, the pain a sweet relief from the intense pleasure tightening his balls.

“Don’t…” Jay said against Mitchell’s shoulder and slowed his hand down so that the swell of his orgasm decreased to a manageable level.

Jay leaned back a little and brought his hand to his mouth, sucking on two of his fingers before moving them back down Mitchell’s body. He closed his eyes as saliva slick fingertips found Mitchell’s arse hole and he leaned forward, aching for the penetration he knew was coming.

“Lube… check the first aid kit.” The thought came to him from out of nowhere. There could be some sort of lubricant in that. Without something, it was gonna hurt like hell.

He broke away from the warmth of Jay’s body, determined to find something, anything that would help.

He pulled down the large white tin box that rested against the wall. They mostly used these things on the horses if they were injured, but there could be something.

He rummaged through the box, pushing past the bandages and horse ointments until he found the perfect thing.

“Ah ha!” He held the tub of Vaseline up triumphantly, true excitement flooding his body. He was going to get fucked, and it was going to feel so good!

Jay grinned and held his hand out for it.

His breath whistled a little through his teeth as he took a deep breath. Yes, this was what he wanted, and damn the consequences.

Mitchell placed the tub into Jay’s hand and turned away, pressing his palms up against the shed wall. They felt cold beneath his palms, a startling contrast to the heat emanating off his body.

He twisted his head around to watch Jay sheath his hard cock with the condom and rub some of the Vaseline over top of the latex.

He shifted his feet and opened his legs wider. Mitchell looked back at the wall for a moment before letting his eyes slide closed. A moan escaped his lips when Jay’s hand caressed his arse. His need for this had always disturbed him a little. He was a man, a real countrified bloke by most peoples standards, but being fucked just felt so good if done by the right person. It was obvious that Jay was a natural top, so Mitchell’s more submissive side was just aching for what was coming.

“You’re frikken beautiful, you know that?” Jay’s smooth words washed over him like a cleansing rain, making goose bumps rise to his skin and a shudder to ripple through him.

“Yeah right.”

He opened his legs wider and bumped his arse back, hoping Jay would get the message and hurry up about it.

Instead, Jay’s hand roamed up his back, tugging at his horrible red hair.

“It’s true. Since the moment I saw you in that bathroom, I’ve wanted you. All these beautiful muscles, amazing skin. Not to mention, an incredible arse.” Jay spoke as he touched, running his hand over Mitchell’s shoulders, down his spine and finally cupping the curve of is arse.

The shivers started again and Mitchell pressed his palms harder against the shed’s wall. Jay’s words were making him feel special and arousing him at the same time. He cleared his throat, not trusting his voice to sound human.

“Come on, you silver tongued city boy. Fuck me, please.”

Want to find out more?

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Guest Phoenix Johnson: The Return of Their Master

I’m delighted to welcome back to the blog fellow Aussie author, Phoenix Johnson, who showcases her latest release, THE RETURN OF THEIR MASTER (Naughty Nights Press).

Phoenix Johnson Their MasterAngie and her vampire sisters are happy, making their lives in the modern world after escaping from their abusive Creator, Vitalis. Jake is a mortal man who has fallen hard for Angie, unaware of her secret and just how it affects his own life. Their lives, however, are about to be thrown into chaos.

Has Vitalis really found the sisters after all these years, just as Angie finds love?

Preparing to battle for their freedom and the life of their sister, Angie must ready herself. Not only must she take on the father she once loved, but she also must choose between the mortal life she wanted with Jake, or to protect vampires and humans alike from an unknown, ancient threat.

THE RETURN OF THEIR MASTER is the first taste of a dark world held in check by a covenant that Angie believed was a myth. She is the only thing standing between the world of humanity and utter chaos, but will she sacrifice her chance at a normal life with the man she loves?

Here’s an excerpt:

“There won’t be much human food you can eat without feeling ill. We’re really limited to meat that is barely cooked. Anything else and it doesn’t agree with our system. Alcohol is fine. We just burn it up quicker so if you feel you need to get drunk, it will take a lot more than it does now. Believe me. I tried drinking myself into a stupor once. It was an expensive lesson learned, and the hang over is a hundred times worse. Whatever problem you have is not worth the trouble afterwards.”

“What about chocolate?” Jake’s eyes twinkled with humor, although he remained straight-faced.

I indulged his mischief. “It would be a hell of an immortal life without chocolate, don’t you think? We are limited to the vegan chocolate, the all-natural, no chemicals stuff, though. The way it was originally made. It may be more expensive, but who cares!”

Jake’s eyes suddenly widened. “Well then I’m glad I never bought you a regular box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day.”

I elbowed him in the ribs at his teasing. “It’s not just your diet that will change, you know. Daytime activities are limited to indoor activities, or at least areas that are well-covered. Direct UV rays will burn you faster than a magnifying glass over an ant-hill.”

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Book tour: ALMOST A BRIDE by Sarah Mayberry


Hello folks! It’s been a couple of months since I’ve posted here – mainly due to the demands of family and life outside writing. But I’m delighted to be back, and today I’m featuring fellow Aussie author, Sarah Mayberry and her new release, ALMOST A BRIDE. Read on for the sexy excerpt…and the chance for a GIVEAWAY!


Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00003]Tara Buck has always been the good sister, level-headed by comparison to Scarlett, her flaky, impulsive twin. But when Tara learns her fiancé has been cheating on her with one of his school students, the orderly world she’s created for herself suddenly feels as if it’s falling apart. For years she chose the safe option, but from now on she’s going to live a little, stretch her wings…be a little daring. And if that means acting on the long-suppressed feelings she’s always had for Reid Dalton, then so be it!

Reid has wanted Tara from the moment he met her, but she’s always been out of bounds. Not only is she his patrol partner at the Bozeman PD, she’s also engaged. But then her relationship blows up, and Reid finds himself battling his own instinct to stake his claim with the finest, hottest woman he’s ever known.

Even if anything did happen between them, it would only ever be temporary – Reid’s a born wanderer, while Tara’s roots run deep in Marietta. So even if things are good between them, it seems their romance is destined to be short and sweet…

Tara’s twin sister, Scarlett, also has a Spring Brides story: look out for Second Chance Bride by Trish Morey. Details from

She pulled away, instinctively licking her lips to soothe them. Reid’s gaze followed the movement, and she was close enough to see his pupils dilate and his nostrils flare.

She went very still. And then she did something she’d been wanting to do for a very long time: she leaned close and kissed him, properly this time.

His mouth was warm, and she could taste the sweetness of the lemon meringue pie he’d had for dessert. She waited for him to respond, to do something, but he seemed to be waiting for something else. Something more.

Feeling bolder than bold, she ran her tongue along the closed seam of his lips, asking for entry. There was the smallest of pauses, then some of the tension went out of him as he opened to her, his tongue stroking hers, his mouth starting to move at last. His hands found her waist, his fingers gripping her warmly as his kiss became more demanding, more urgent.

Author Bio

sarah-mayberrySarah Mayberry is the award-winning, best selling author of more than 30 novels. She was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children. Sarah picked up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers and has always wanted to be a writer. In line with this ambition, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Writing and Literature. It took her ten years and multiple attempts before her first book was accepted. During that time, Sarah worked in magazine publishing and the television industry, contributing to the internationally known Australian serial drama “Neighbours” and co-creating teen drama series “Karaoke High”. Sarah currently splits her time between writing for television and writing novels.

She lives in Melbourne by the bay with her husband and a small, furry Cavoodle called Max. When she isn’t writing, she loves reading, cooking, going to the movies and buying shoes.





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Sarah will be awarding a digital copy of ALMOST A BRIDE to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So please comment here on this post, and then follow the tour HERE to increase your chances of winning!