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The Lakehouse Security Series

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Sudden Love When Love comes suddenly, sometimes you just have to go with it.

Xander Newell isn’t the one nightstand type of guy. He wants a commitment with someone who is willing to put up with his crazy family and being away on the job sometimes. Finding someone who is willing to put up his brothers, who he lives and works with on a daily basis is hard to find. Still Xander’s not willing to compromise.
Xander gets called off bodyguard duty to investigate this religious cult that may be tied to some kidnappings of young men. He finds Aaron Keller, one of the missing young men. What he doesn’t expect is the instant attraction and longing for the man. Xander just wants to keep Aaron safe, even if that means backing off. 





Hostage Love Being a hostage isn’t so back as long as you get to negotiate terms.
All Ryan Newell wants to do his prove to his brothers he is just as capable as them of going out on a mission. This time they actually listen, sending him out to rescue three men from a cul…

Crafty Tuesday- Self-Publishing -What you'll need to consider

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Self-Publishing is a grey area for me still as I've never done in before. In fact, I'm about halfway through writing the first book I plan on publishing all by myself. Well, not all by myself. Anyone who has self-published before knows that they don't do this all by themselves. There are several people who will help you along the way. Most, if not all, you'll be paying for their help as a matter of fact. But more about that in a minute.

First, I'd like to just say that I'll post about my experiences in this venture as they happen. By the time I'm finished you'll know what I did right and what I did not so right. Hopefully, it'll be helpful information to consider if you plan on going the self-publishing route.

Okay, back to the people who will help you. Right now, I've already lined up an editor. This the most expensive thing to have in this whole adventure so I wanted to make sure I had somebody all ready to go, who was familiar with my work. I…

Repeating Love (Lakehouse Security #6) Excerpt

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Coming October 1st to Extasy Books
Blurb
What happens when a porn star and a grumpy bodyguard get stuck together?
Damon Shield used to be a party boy. That was before he got kidnapped by a weird cult though. Even though he was rescued, he’s been in a funk ever sense. When he starts getting texts from his kidnapper, he doesn’t tell anyone, especially not his very sexy bodyguard. He knows he screwed up and made the man a target somehow. Mikkel Alvarez met the love of his life when he was still a young guy barely out of basic training. His lover died serving his country and he still isn’t ready to move on with his romantic life, even though several years have passed. Damon has been the first man since his lover passed to get under Mikkel’s skin. Not that he was going to do anything about it.


Excerpt
He was over thinking this. It was just breakfast. He looked around for a vase and found a small one under the sink. He set that on the tray with the plate of food and grabbed his gun off the counte…

#MySexySaturday - Sexy Today

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This week #MSS111 theme is Sexy Today, which basically means us authors can post whatever we want. I thought I'd post about Luis, who is the main character in Getting Back to Good (Pickleville #5). He has several scares, both on the outside and on the inside, but Royce still finds him sexy.

Blurb
Timing is everything when it comes to love, especially when it’s so far off.

Luis Flynn has been fighting depression off and on most of his life. He figures it's genetic or a product of his childhood or something. Whatever it is he thought he won the war between himself and depression until it seems to come back again. Little by little, over the course of a few months Luis finds himself slipping further and further into that black hole.

He's also had a crush on Royce, his boss, since the day he met him, not that he would ever admit it. Luis could tell Royce finds him attractive and they even kiss but Royce constantly pushes him away, which doesn't help his inner struggles.

Whe…

Bronwyn's Interlude

WIP Friday
Again another part of my m-preg2 as it’s the one I’m working on, because I’m finishing it by the end of the month – must, I didn’t write a book last one.
Anyway, I’m sure you’re nearly sick of this but another excerpt in Tentative Steps Forward (Second Pack of Cameron). It’s from the first draft, completely unedited.

Shad couldn’t believe how good Ben looked on the bed, naked, wicked budge that carried his child. It was something he couldn’t get over. Something he didn’t want to. Not in this life. He was about to be a father and the man giving him that wonder just freed Shad of the stress he’d been feeling over the last couple of months. His father was trying to run his pack through Shad. Though Shad was pretty sure the man didn’t realise he was doing it. Didn’t matter though, did it? This was his pack. His. And he was going to make sure his father understood that. But first, Ben. Ben had and was everything to him, and because of that and his father meddling he was close to l…

Repeating Love (Lakehouse Security #6)

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Yes, this is the last installment of the series. I'm very sad to see it go. *sniff sniff*. Here's Mikkel and Damon's story.


Blurb
What happens when a porn star and a grumpy bodyguard get stuck together?
Damon Shield used to be a party boy. That was before he got kidnapped by a weird cult though. Even though he was rescued, he’s been in a funk ever sense. When he starts getting texts from his kidnapper, he doesn’t tell anyone, especially not his very sexy bodyguard. He knows he screwed up and made the man a target somehow. Mikkel Alvarez met the love of his life when he was still a young guy barely out of basic training. His lover died serving his country and he still isn’t ready to move on with his romantic life, even though several years have passed. Damon has been the first man since his lover passed to get under Mikkel’s skin. Not that he was going to do anything about it.
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Crafty Tuesday - Self-Publishing vs. Traditional revisited.

The next few weeks I'd like to talk about Self-publishing. Before I talk about my own experience with this I'll like to repost an article I write last month explaining the difference between Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing.

There's this book about being an author that I picked up before I submitted anything to anyone, Business for Authors by Joanna Penn. I'm so very glad I picked up this book. It talks a little bit about a lot of stuff that I needed to know, including contracts and stuff like that. This book is even good for those Authors who self-publish. Since I plan on doing both soon it's a good buy. I highly recommend it.

Now, for those two choice I had. Traditional publication or self-publishing. There were benefits and drawbacks to both for me.

Before I get to the fun part, I'll explain the difference between these two words. What I mean when I say traditional is submitting something to a publication house for them to publish it. That means I …

Writing When Real Life Creeps In

So this past week as been one of the hardest I’ve had to go through in a long time. My Grandfather got seriously ill and was in the hospital. He passed away just a few days ago. My whole family was at the hospital the entire week being with him through it all. There was no doubt in my mind that the man who helped raise me was loved. I think it goes without saying that I will miss him more with each passing day.
Sadly, my family started arguing and feelings were hurt. Maybe it was the stress of the situation or the fact that we all were in such close quarters for an entire week. Whatever the reason, the arguing just made the whole thing that much worse and caused some irreversible damage to our relationships with each other.
All this made it impossible to work on my usual stories. As someone who writes full time, this is a huge problem. A problem that needs to be solved quickly.
So what did I do?
I wrote something else. Not the paranormal story I was working on before Grandpa went …

#MySexySaturday-Our Sexy Boy

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There's nothing sexier than a shy man who has had enough. That just so happens to be the case in A Tarnished Strength (Pickleville #4) with Kendrick.

Blurb Violence has always solved most of his problems, but it can’t help him win over a man whose whole life is surrounded by things that scare him.
Brad Flynn had a rough start to life. With an abusive father and an addiction problem, his life hasn’t been easy. He has always been the resident bad ass and the town drunk. Even when he gets sober and becomes an upstanding member of the community it doesn’t seem to change the towns mind about him. If it weren’t for his two brothers he would have no one.
His past doesn’t make having a love life easy either, but when he meets Kendrick Ashby, the local bar own, he wants to give it a try. The only problem is Kendrick has his own problems, ones that make having a violent boyfriend impossible. Both have to decide if dating is even worth a try.

Kendrick didn’t even bother to knock on the door…

Bronwyn's Interlude - WIP (Moonlit Wolves Series)

WIP Friday
If you’re a Moonlit Wolves fan here’s a short snippet from that. I’ve just restarted it so it’s a mess; really, this is the only part that’s a solid story. 
Title: Picturing My Werewolf
This one is inside the first arc, which is what you’ve already read. This goes back to that car racing off down the road. It may or may not have a bigger back-story, that all depends on what’s happening with this one and what needs to be said. Saying this, there’s a lot that needs saying in this one. Hell, the next two have LOTS to say, it’s why I’m staling so hard on them
Remember it’s a first draft, not edited
The boyfriend, because James couldn't really bring himself to call him anything else, must have just left, because Luke was cleaning. His hands were bright red from the water in the skin, steam still rising out of the bubbled, though the rack was full. His biceps popped out as he vigorously whipped at the clean bench top, getting rid of germs that were there. or at least germs that …

GRL Pre-Order For Pickleville Volume One

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If your going to GRL and would like a Print copy of the First ever Pickleville Volume One. Volume One will include Whispers of home, The Sum of Everything, and Fixing What's Bent. Just click on the link below and sign up. Please be sure to leave your name when you PayPal me so I know who the book goes to.
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Reily Garrett Guest Posts

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I'm so happy to welcome Reily Garrett to my blog! She has a brand new book available that I'm eager to share with you.

Blurb
 Callie, an extraordinary genius raised in a Think Tank superstructure, has unique talents sought by scientists and terrorists alike. A botched rescue attempt hurls her into a world of spies and terrorists while leaving her to adapt to a genital mutilation that will last her lifetime. Nate, an ex-Special Forces private investigator, is unprepared for cyclone Callie sideswiping his life during a meet and greet at his BDSM club. After an old team mate is assassinated, he must ferret out a traitor while keeping Callie from the radicals’ clutches. From their first meeting, Callie embodies an otherworldly aura with mysteries neither his heart nor mind can refuse to unravel as he helps them navigate a world of sensual exploration and betrayal. From the winner of The Romance Review’s Top Pick award comes the sequel to Carnal Beginnings. If you love a combination…

GRL Pre-Order for Pickleville Volume One

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If your going to GRL and would like a Print copy of the First ever Pickleville Volume One. Volume One will include Whispers of home, The Sum of Everything, and Fixing What's Bent. Just click on the link below and sign up. Please be sure to leave your name when you PayPal me so I know who the book goes to. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1djsjsLlnwxlUcq7hB029Mw6vtF0WlcOSSf-qCYwO4wA/viewform
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Unrelenting Feelings (Pickleville #8) Excerpt #2

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Coming tomorrow, September 15th! to http://www.extasybooks.com/


What happens when the love of your life comes walking into a party?
Robyn Heath has made a pretty good life for himself away from Pickleville. He loves his job as a paramedic, has a best friend who he adores who also happens to be his partner at work, and he even gets laid every once in a while. Life couldn’t be better. Until the man who broke his heart comes back into town. Caden Flynn has been gone for a long time. Five years fighting for his country has taken its toll and changed him in some fundamental ways. One thing he wants more than anything is to right the wrongs he’s caused Robyn. Robyn proves to have a very stubborn heart.



Excerpt Caden was immensely aware of Robyn on the dance floor with some other guy. He wanted to rip the head off of the guy who had his hands on Robyn’s waist. Caden could feel himself get more and more upset each time the guy’s hips rocked against Robyn’s. Caden took a sip of his beer and watche…

#MySexySaturday - My Sexy Girlfriend

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Okay, I write M/M Romance so obviously I don't have a sexy girlfriend in any of my novels. At least not in the traditional sense. However, I did just finish writing Coming Back Home (Pickleville #9) which was a best friend that's a girl in it. So I thought, this week I'd share that.

The book comes out on October 15th to www.extasybooks.com

Blurb One huge fight changed Seth’s life forever.
Seth Murray just might be the most stubborn man on the face of this plant. He refused to move back to Pickleville because of one fight with his father. That is until he gets a call saying that his dad has passed away suddenly. The first person Seth thinks about is the one man he gave up because of his stubborn pride. Five years ago, all Seth wanted was to be with Carter. Now he doesn’t know what he wants. And Carter has his own life. One that Seth certainly didn’t see coming when he finally reconnects with the man again. One that revolves around a certain blonde haired, blue-eyed little gir…

Bronwyn's Interlude

WIP Friday
This is another one of those stories I started and I’m not sure I’ll ever get back to, though I really hope I do. It came from a submission call, thought it was a cool idea, shifter cops.
Anyway, here it is and please remember this is a first draft, which means it’s completely unedited

David pushed himself past the thick crowd, irritation ate at him, making him growl as people tried to push him back. Apparently having on a uniform means nothing when there was a mutated body to look at, photo, stream on line. The yellow tape came into his line of sight allowing him to push back the need to get physical with the general public. It wasn’t something he wanted to do again, not if it meant being suffocated in this uniform. He hated patrol, which was probably why they kept on pulling him in a car whenever he crossed the line. “Dav, mate, we need your… advice,” Calvin said as David ducked under the tape. The way people saw the world had changed a bit over the last decade, it didn’t …