I’m so excited because I’ve re-released SINS OF THE FLESH! As you can see from the post below, if you bought the print book from Amazon, you can now get the e-book for FREE! I’m also working on the re-release of STRONGER THAN SIN and need your help with choosing the right Man Candy for the cover (and also whether my #ManCandy is better than Kelly’s – Mwah ha ha!) So, the man on the left or right? Pick one for a chance to win autographed copies of both of the original print versions of these books!
I’m so excited to have with me today my friend and fellow author Laura Kaye. Laura’s new release, HARD TO HOLD ONTO, is out today!! Please welcome Laura and take a moment to check out her new book and her giveaway!
Also, many thanks to Laura for donating all of her proceeds for the first two weeks of sales to help our veterans! You know how important I think it is to support our military men, women and their families!
So without further ado, here’s Laura!
We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Laura Kaye’s HARD TO HOLD ON TO! HARD TO HOLD ON TO is a Contemporary Romance filled with suspense and is a novella in the Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Impulse (an imprint of HarperCollins). And if this novella weren’t hot enough on its own, Laura is donating 100% of her proceeds from the first two weeks’ sales to a national non-profit organization that assists veterans transitioning back to civilian life!!
Easy tugged down the covers and gestured for Jenna to get in. She chose the side that would allow her to lie on the uninjured side of her face.
“After what you’ve been through, I don’t want to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable,” Easy said.
Propping herself on an elbow, Jenna shook her head. “You won’t. You’re the—” She blanched as if she hadn’t meant to say whatever she’d nearly said.
Which made Easy need to know. He crawled on the bed as if lured by the words. “Finish. That. Sentence.”
She eased back onto the pillow, red hair sprawling around her shoulders like silk, and stared up at him. And it took everything Easy had not to settle himself on top of her and tease the words out with his hands and tongue.
“The only one who makes me feel safe,” she whispered.
Satisfaction humming through him, Easy turned and stretched out on his back. Because if he kept looking at her while she was looking at him like that, he might not be able to restrain himself from having what he wanted. A taste. A chance.
None of which she was in any shape for. And given the shitstorm in his head, probably neither was he.
“Good. That’s good,” he murmured, blowing out a long breath. Damn, he was tired. Not just because he hadn’t slept much the night before. But because of the size of the load he’d been shouldering for the past twelve-plus months. If he could only figure out how to put it down. He scrubbed his hands over his face, wishing he could shake himself out of this fucking slump.
If Rimes were here, he’d kick Easy’s ass for being such a morose motherfucker.
But he wasn’t here. Which was the damn problem in a nutshell.
He dropped his arms to the bed and peered over at Jenna.
She lay on her side facing him, hand tucked under her chin, not looking the least bit settled or relaxed.
“You.” She spoke the word without any hesitation, any doubt, any seeming self-consciousness.
“Have me, Jenna. Whatever you want,” he said, his cock stirring no matter how hard he reined himself in.
Holding his gaze, she moved closer until her head rested on his shoulder and her body trapped his arm between them. And, suddenly, she wasn’t fucking close enough.
“Here,” he whispered, lifting his arm and inviting her closer. And damn if his heart didn’t soar when she fitted herself the rest of the way against him, her face against his throat, her breasts against his ribs, her leg curling up onto his thigh.
He wasn’t sure whose sigh was louder. All Easy knew was that this was the first time in more than a year he didn’t feel alone. Wrapping his arm around her, he couldn’t resist squeezing her in just a little closer.
“Thank you,” she whispered, her breath ticklish against his neck.
He laced his fingers between hers where they rested on his chest. “I gotchu. You just close your eyes and know I’m here.”
Did you have a favorite line? Thanks for reading!
About Hard To Hold On To:
Edward “Easy” Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves—which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna’s the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago.
Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can’t describe how he makes her feel–and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude.
As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.
Other Books in the Hard Ink Series:
Hard to Come By (11/25/14)
Hard to Be Good (3/10/15)
Praise for the Hard Ink Series:
For Hard As You Can:
“TOP PICK! There is a sinister and desperate edge to this tale that will keep readers glued to their seats. Kaye has dark romantic suspense nailed!” ~ RT Book Reviews Magazine
“Hard As You Can is another five star read. The characters Ms. Kaye has created are wonderfully broken and the drama is gritty, but the burgeoning romance and the tight-knitted relationship of the team leaves you with a sense of redemption. A must read series!” ~San Francisco Book Review
For Hard As It Gets:
“Edgy, sexy and full of suspense! A great read from a great new author!” ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward
“Sizzling romance… The intriguing tattoo parlor and military background will appeal to fans of Suzanne Brockmann and Lindsay McKenna.” ~Publishers Weekly Review
“Kaye’s depiction of sexual tension and her sex scenes are masterful and this will appeal to fans of Maya Banks’ KGI and Julia Ann Walker’s Black Knight’s series.” ~Booklist
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
I’ve only caught this show a few times, but the lead has definitely caught my eye! Sexy Anson Mount plays Cullen Bohannon in AMC’s television show Hell on Wheels.
Hell on Wheels is a Western about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Anson plays the foreman and chief engineer on the railroad who is using that position to track down the Union soldiers who murdered his wife and child during the Civil War.
Even with all the hair and beard, Anson is a hottie and quite intense on the show as you can see from this promotional photo.
Thanks to the Facebook Fan page for Hell on Wheels for this photo!
As I mentioned, in September it will be 15 years since the release of my first book, NOW AND ALWAYS. This novel will always be special to me since it was my first! To celebrate that anniversary, it’s available for free on various vendors (see below).
I’ll also be specially pricing the South Beach Sizzles Collection, which includes NOW AND ALWAYS and the sequel FAITH IN YOU, for .99 from September 1 to September 30 as part of the 15th Anniversary celebration.
I hope you enjoy Connie and Victor’s story!
Get it free here!
Romantic Times: 4 Stars “Pineiro “ignites her own brand of Miami heat in this sexy and humorous romance.”
Rendezvous: “. . . a fast-paced, well-developed plot . . . anxiously await other books by this gifted author!”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “. . . a compelling love story. . . beautifully imbued with details of everyday life in Miami….”
Connie Gonzalez is a driven, ambitious woman who is one of the FBI’s best agents and determined to prove herself in a man’s world. Assigned to the Miami Bureau, Connie soon finds herself going undercover in Miami’s glamorous South Beach area. An injury throws her together with the very rich and tempting Dr. Victor Cienfuegos. Victor is everything Connie should avoid, but despite the risks of her work and allowing any distractions, Connie cannot deny the attraction between herself and the sexy physician. Will danger keep them apart or is their love strong enough to survive for now and always?
Behind the Scenes
If you can’t see the excerpt below, you can click here to read it.
Nora Roberts is one of my favorite writers, not only because she is AMAZING, but because she is such a nice, down-to-earth individual. I’ve always seen her treat her fans like friends and never ungraciously.
I got my most amazing fan girl moment when I was invited to take part in a book signing at the Turn the Page Bookstore where I got to sit next to Nora!! OMG! It was all I could do to contain my squee of excitement.
And being a gracious lady, she was willing to pose with me and Spottie who was hanging out with me on my way to the 2012 RITA party where I was a finalist in the paranormal category for THE LOST.
You can see more photos from that book signing weekend here:
It’s really tough to say what inspires a book. When I wrote JUST ONE NIGHT, it was really just intended to be a standalone novella, but by the time I got to the end of the book, I wanted to see more of what happens with Jase and Nickie and I also wanted to find out more about Tommy. After all, he’s Jase’s best friend and Nickie’s brother, but beyond that, he was not only able to see that they were right for each other, he was also able to push Jase to do the right thing and finally confront those feelings.
It made me wonder about Tommy and what he was really like. Why could he see those feelings? Did he have feelings of his own for someone? Was he going to get his happily-ever-after?
Dealing with Tommy’s future also meant dealing with Jase and Nickie. What would be happening with them? Would their one night become something more serious? Would Jase’s military service impact the relationship and if so, how?
Of course, Jase’s military service inspired the heroine, “Doc” Jasmine Reyes. I liked having a military connection in the first story because I honor and respect our military men, women, and their families. I knew the second story (and also other ones since I realized just two wasn’t going to be enough to satisfy me! LOL) would also have a military hero.
“Doc” was the perfect choice! Jasmine is a real hero and I loved letting her have her one special night and who knows, maybe more than one.
I hope you liked these behind the scenes look at the inspiration for One Special Night.
Today’s the official release day for ONE SPECIAL NIGHT! I’m so excited for you to read Jasmine and Tommy’s story and also meet Trevor Mason, the hero of #3 in the series – ONE LAST NIGHT. I hope to have that one for you in late September.
But for today, here’s a little something for you from ONE SPECIAL NIGHT.
He never expected that on one special night his life would change forever . . .
It’s been nearly six months since Tommy de Salvo’s fiancée cheated and left him in the midst of wedding preparations because up-and-coming businessman Tommy was all work and no play. The last thing Tommy wants or needs is to be attracted to another woman who won’t be around for too long. A woman just like Navy Corpsman Jasmine Reyes. She’s rough, tough, and determined to go it alone, but Tommy knows that if he passes up this opportunity, he may regret it more than the loss of his fiancée . . .
She has ignored her needs for too long until now . . .
Jasmine “Doc” Reyes is both emotionally and physically scarred after her tour of duty. Wounded in battle, all she can think about is rebuilding her life and continuing with the career that she’s dreamed about since she was a young child. She has no time for rich sexy men who’ve never had a care in the world and wouldn’t understand her determination. But Tommy’s charm is seductive and she knows that she has to explore the attraction, even if it’s only for this one special night . . .
To Purchase ONE SPECIAL NIGHT
All Romance: http://bit.ly/OSNAReCafe
GooglePlay: Coming soon
OMG, the release day for ONE SPECIAL NIGHT is almost here (actually, you can get it at some of the vendors already!) So today we’re doing a cover reveal and since the hero, Tommy de Salvo, is Italian, I went in search of some Italian Man Candy who I might cast as the lead in the film/TV version of the story.
Who’d I pick? Sexy Raoul Bova, or at least, a younger version of him since Tommy is only 24 year old in the story. Raoul has the eyes, the lean muscled look and that sexy glimmer in his eyes. Just perfect! You may remember Raoul from Under the Tuscan Sun. He plays Diane Lane’s Italian lover!
Thanks to Raoul Bova’s Facebook Fan Page for this photo!
In September it will be 15 years since the release of my very first book, NOW AND ALWAYS. I’ve since gotten the rights back to this book and have re-released it! To celebrate that 15 year anniversary, NOW AND ALWAYS is now free on these sites:
If you’d like it free on Amazon, please click here and tell Amazon about the free pricing.
I’ll also be releasing NOW AND ALWAYS as part of the South Beach Sizzles Collection boxed set which contains four very different and sexy stories: NOW AND ALWAYS, FAITH IN YOU, TORI GOT LUCKY and TO CATCH HER MAN! Look for special anniversary .99 cent pricing on the boxed set starting on September 1.