Friday, April 29, 2016

SIN ON THE RUN


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Sin on the Run

There are some secrets even Las Vegas's 24/7 glitter can't hide. Lucy Farago's dazzling new series ups the ante as a fiery stripper fights to protect an elite detective from danger--and both their killer pasts…

Living in the red-hot now is how Rhonda Deagan survives. Onstage, this sexy Goth stripper always stays on top, no matter how much her real-life dreams shatter. So why not risk a scorching fling with a gorgeous groomsman after her best friend's wedding? Too bad Blake Cameron is in someone's lethal sights. And saving this cool-headed investigator's life just put Rhonda on the run with him--and on his personal, oh-so-seductive hit list…

For Blake, figuring out who doesn't want him dead is easier than keeping his new raven-haired friend safe. The only way he can buy time to out-think their pursuers is to hide them both in the aristocratic world he thought he'd escaped. But there's no escaping the incendiary attraction between him and Rhonda. Walking the knife-edge between desire, lies, and naked truth may be their best chance to live--if it doesn't cut too deep to survive…

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Excerpt:
“I’m sorry about your week,” she said, surprising him.

“What happened to the ball-buster, me, myself and I, who just put me in my place?” He kind of liked her. There weren’t many women who stood up to him. Most were either sickly sweet or cloyingly offensive, scheming to get him into bed.

“She’s done her job. Maggie said you were flying in last minute from a tough case. Is that why you needed the drinks?” she asked, sounding sympathetic.

“No, I…I mean yes.” He scrubbed a hand over his face, regretting the last Scotch he’d downed. “Yes to flying and yes to the case, but it’s more of a family matter that’s ruined my mood. You know how it is. They want, they need, to hell with you. You love them. You hate them. They screw with your life etcetera, etcetera.”

From her odd expression, she either understood exactly what he was talking about or she thought him too drunk to make any sense. He quit while he was ahead. “Would you like to dance?”

“Only if I get to lead.”

“Why?”

“I like my toes, and if I let you lead I predict they’ll get stomped.”

He looked down at the silver-painted toes peeking through her shoes. “And very pretty toes they are, but I’m not that drunk.”

She quirked an eyebrow, not buying his bullshit. He liked her more and more.

“Fine, what the hell. A smart man knows when he’s beat.”

“A smart man wouldn’t consume fifteen ounces of alcohol in less time than it took the bartender to pour them.”

“TouchĂ©. Be gentle with me.” He took her hand and lead her toward the dance floor. “It would appear I’m drunk.”

Rhonda stayed still while the most beautiful man in the world circled an arm around her waist and drew her in far closer than needed for a slow dance between two almost strangers. But she figured, What the hell? When in her lifetime would this happen again? Never. She didn’t meet men like this and men like this certainly didn’t date strippers. When he smiled down at her, her silly knees forgot that fact and nearly gave out.

She’d never have gotten the nerve to talk to him if he hadn’t been in danger of drinking himself stupid. She recognized a man on a mission to numb himself. She’d not only seen it at the club, but in her home. And yes, she’d done it for Maggie, stopped him from doing something that might embarrass the bride, but Rhonda had done it for him too. She certainly hadn’t been on a mission to save anyone. Hell, she was done with that part of her life. But standing by and watching him do something that pathetic was a sin. Alcohol solved nothing and ruined everything.

About the Author:
Lucy Farago knows there is nothing like a happy sigh at the end of a good book. With the encouragement of her loving husband, she wrote her first manuscript. An unpublished historical, it sits in a file on her computer, there to remind her how much fun she had learning the craft and becoming part of an industry whose books make you believe anything is possible. A big fan of Agatha Christie, she set out to write her first romantic suspense novel. Thrilled to be a published author, Lucy also teaches yoga, enjoys cooking, and saying what other people are thinking. In her fantasy world, her beautiful Siberian husky, Loki, doesn’t shed and her three kids clean up after themselves. Alas, that fantasy will never see fruition.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

WEEKEND WITH HER BACHELOR


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Two old friends, a bachelor auction and a wedding in the mountains of Montana equals what turns out to be a romantic weekend and possibly the beginning of so much more.

WEEKEND WITH HER BACHELOR

Bachelor Gavin Clark is determined to help Marietta reach its fundraising goal for the town's hospital charity. So the handsome emergency physician is up for almost anything on his date with the lucky winning bidder.

Little did he know his former high school crush, Ally Beaumont, just so happened to be that lucky winner. Their date whisks them off to her friend's destination wedding at a romantic, luxury ranch resort in the western Montana mountains and close quarters, a shared history, and a magical location push the two old friends into each other's arms...

Is Gavin and Ally's story just beginning, or will their romance end with the weekend?

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Jeannie Moon has always been a romantic. When she's not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, three lovable dogs, and resides on Long Island, NY. If she's more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy.

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Excerpt:


Ally glanced up to see the four bachelors looking down at the crowd from the landing above the main room. Damn they were hot, and each in their own way. But Gavin? There was something about him—strong, quiet, brilliant—the man had it all, and it was nicely wrapped up in a dark-haired, hazel-eyed, six-foot-four-inch package of gorgeousness.

There was a squeal from a table near the stage, and Ally saw Mandy Pryce and her mean-girl friends looking over the program and then glancing up at the landing. Jenny Gaston was with them, but she wasn’t looking at the guys. No, her wicked baby blues were trained right on Ally. Honestly, considering the trouble she caused, Ally was surprised Jenny even made eye contact. But always having more nerve than conscience, Jenny was behaving as she always had—like an entitled brat. She lied and manipulated people to get close to Gavin, and Jenny didn’t care who was hurt in the process.

Looking up at the guys one more time, Gavin was surveying the crowd, and Ally’s breath caught just taking him in. He was thirty-one to her twenty-nine, and once upon a time she’d dreamed of being with him forever.

Gavin had that effect on women. He was probably doing it right now, without even knowing it, casting his spell over the crowd. Ally—practical, focused Ally—was falling deep into the romantic well. Just looking at Gavin made her ache.

Some things never changed.

Without warning, Gavin turned his head and his eyes locked on hers. He froze. She could see his posture go rigid right where he stood. His face, stony and hard to read, made Ally reconsider her entire plan.


The last thing she needed was an angry cowboy on her hands.

No. She couldn’t second guess herself.

Ally needed him, and there was no one else she could trust to play a convincing boyfriend, while keeping things platonic between them.

He was still staring at her, and in the excitement of the moment, she smiled at him. She couldn’t help it.

The problem was he didn’t smile back.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Wedding Pact

With: Katee Robert

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Carrigan O'Malley has fallen in love with family enemy #1, James Halloran and he has absolutely no intention of letting her get away.  THE WEDDING PACT is the second book in a smoking-hot series about the O'Malleys—wealthy, powerful, and full of scandalous family secrets from New York Times Bestseller Katee Robert and Forever Romance.

THE WEDDING PACT
Carrigan O'Malley has always known her arranged marriage would be more about power and prestige than passion. But after one taste of the hard-bodied, whiskey-voiced James Halloran, she's ruined for anyone else. Too bad James and his family are enemy number 1.

Hallorans vs. O'Malleys—that's how it's always been. James should be thinking more about how to expand his family's empire instead of how silky Carrigan's skin is against his and how he can next get her into his bed. Those are dangerous thoughts. But not nearly as dangerous as he'll be if he can't get what he wants: Carrigan by his side for the rest of their lives.


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Meet the O’Malley family in book one of the O’Malley series, The Marriage Contract:


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Coming in July 2016, An Indecent Proposal

Get to know another O’Malley sibling- Cillian O’Malley

Greed. Ambition. Violence. Those are the "values" Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family-and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O'Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name . . . yet she still can't stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian's own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast-and how hard-she's falling for him.

Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at "hello," even if she's more inclined to say good-bye to an O'Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn't, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying-and dying-for . . .


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About Katee Robert:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.  


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Excerpt
Satisfied that the bartender wouldn’t go telling tales, he made his way back to where Carrigan had picked a booth. Ignoring the empty side, he slid in next to her. “What’s going on?”

She didn’t look up. “What makes you think something’s going on?”

“How about because you won’t meet my eyes for the first time since we met? Or this…I don’t even know what to call this getup.” He tugged on the white fabric pooled on the booth seat between them.

Her green eyes flashed, a welcome show of anger. “There’s nothing wrong with the way I dress.”

“You’re right. This isn’t you. This is some scared virgin who’s looking for her white knight. If I’ve learned anything from our time together, it’s that you’d have no problem slaying dragons on your own.”
Her mouth formed a little O of surprise, but she recovered quickly enough. “You don’t know me.”

“Not nearly as well as I want to, no. But you don’t grow up the way we did without learning to read a person.” The bartender appeared with their drinks, and James waited for him to scurry away before he spoke again. “Talk to me. I can’t help you if I don’t know what’s wrong.”

“No one can help me.” She didn’t say it like it upset her—more like it was a truth of her life that she’d come to terms with years ago. It made his chest ache. Carrigan took a long drink of her martini. “I’m almost thirty.”

He blinked. “What’s that got to do with anything?”

“Biology, my dear Watson. How in God’s name can I pop out half a dozen kids if I’m past the age of safely being able to do so.”

There was so much wrong with what she just said that he didn’t know where to start. So James just went with the first thing he thought of. “Do you want kids?”

She froze with her drink halfway to her mouth and slowly set it back down. “You know, I don’t think anyone’s ever asked me that before.”

The raw pain in her voice made him want to comfort her, but that was one skill James had never learned. Maybe if his mother had lived…but there was no room in this world for what if and maybe. So he did the one thing that he knew how to do. The single thing guaranteed to distract her.

He kissed her.

Carrigan went rigid for half a second, but he waited, his lips on hers, and let her choose. That hesitation was all it took for her to melt, turning to fire in his arms. He wanted to haul her against him, to let this feeling consume him until none of the bullshit mattered anymore. Right now, in this moment, there was only her. They could be the last two people in the world for all he gave a f**k. Hell, part of him hoped they were. As her tongue stroked his, a small, treacherous thought wormed into his brain and took root.

With this woman by my side, I’d be content to let the rest of the world burn.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Lynnette Shares a Scene

With: Lynnette Austin

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Every Bride Has Her Day 
Magnolia Brides, Book 2

CAN LOVE REVIVE A WILTING HEART?

Cricket O’Malley can’t wait to plant roots back home in Georgia, where she’s returned to restore an abandoned flower shop to its former glory. The only blemish? Her neighbor’s house is even more neglected than her old flower shop, and its occupant seems as surly as he is darkly handsome.

Devastated body and soul after a tough case went south, New York City detective Sam DeLuca thought he’d have no trouble finding solitude in the quiet Georgia town of Misty Bottoms, but his bubbly neighbor seems determined to shine happiness into Sam’s life. Sam is equally determined to close himself off, but his heart says otherwise…

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About the Author
The luxury of staying home when the weather turns nasty, of working in PJs and bare feet, and the fact that daydreaming is not only permissible but encouraged, are a few of the reasons middle school teacher Lynnette Austin gave up the classroom to write full-time. Lynnette grew up in Pennsylvania’s Alleghany Mountains, moved to Upstate New York, then to the Rockies in Wyoming. Presently she and her husband divide their time between Southwest Florida’s beaches and Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. A finalist in RWA's Golden Heart Contest, PASIC's Book of Your Heart Contest, and Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Contest, she’s published five books as Lynnette Hallberg. She’s currently writing as Lynnette Austin. Having grown up in a small town, that’s where her heart takes her—to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody...and all their business, for better or worse.  Visit Lynnette at www.authorlynnetteaustin.com.

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Lynnette Shares a Scene
Small towns are known for their warmth, their caring, and their quirky characters. Small Southern towns? They’re known for over-the-top quirky characters! And that crazy aunt? She’s not hidden away somewhere. Oh, no! She’s proudly set right out there on the front porch with a glass of sweet tea in hand!

In Every Bride Has Her Day, Sam DeLuca, a NYC detective, is dropped smack-dab into the heart of Dixie. Even though he spent part of several summers there as a young boy visiting his aunt, he’s not prepared for Low Country life. Since he drove into town on his Harley, he needs a truck while he works on the house his aunt left him. In this scene, he’s just bought old Lem Gilmore’s rusted-out pickup.

“You won’t mind haulin’ a few things for me once in a while, will you?” Lem asked.

Sam’s head swiveled to him. “What?”

“Well, I don’t have a truck no more.” Lemuel pulled off his ragged Atlanta Braves ball cap and scratched his head, the wisps of gray hair standing on end. “What am I gonna do for haulin’ stuff I need hauled?”

Sam understood he was doomed. “Sure. Give me a call if you need anything hauled.”

“Every Tuesday I cart a load out to the local dump. Ain’t no way I’m payin’ somebody to carry my garbage away for me.”

“Every Tuesday?”

“Yep. Like clockwork. Lyda Mae, that’s the wife, depends on it.”

Sam rubbed at the nagging pain between his eyes. “Any special time on Tuesday?”

“Best if you get there at ten. Not as busy then.”

Resigned, he said, “All right. I’ll see you Tuesday at ten.”

“No.” Lem shook his head.

“No?”

“Nope.” He swiped a hand over his chin. “If we’re gonna be there at ten, you’ll want to come about twenty minutes before that so’s we have time to load up and drive there.”

We. Sam’s stomach dropped. Maybe he should give the old man his truck back, tell him to keep the money if it came to that.

“We could go into town and have ourselves a cup of coffee on the way home. Chew a little fat.”

Sam gave in graciously. “Sure thing.” He nodded at his Harley, then at the pickup. “Would you mind following me home in the truck? I’ll drive you right back.”

The old man squinted toward the sun and rubbed at his chin stubble again. “Don’t think that’ll work. Jeopardy’s gonna be on in fifteen minutes or so. The wife and I never miss it.”

“I can have you back in less than twenty minutes.”

“You miss the categories, you might as well not watch any of it,” Lem explained.

Sam closed his eyes and counted to ten. “All right. I’ll be back for the truck.”

Sam drove away on his Harley, the new owner of a rusty old pickup truck named Betsy. And a nine-forty garbage run on Tuesday with Lemuel Gilmore.

Wasn’t there some story about a blond chick who fell into a rabbit hole and everything got all screwed up? Maybe he’d fallen into that same hole.

He had a bag of kibble in his kitchen, an old rusted out truck in his drive, and a dog.

Oh, and a date to take Lem’s garbage—and probably Lem—to the dump tomorrow.

How the hell had all that happened in a single day of minding his own business?


***

I couldn’t help but laugh as I wrote this scene. If Sam was a weak character, someone who generally folded to others’ desires, the scene wouldn’t be funny. But Sam is used to being in charge. Suddenly, with Lem and Misty Bottoms as a whole, he’s so off-center, he doesn’t know which end is up. It’s fun to take a character totally out of his element and watch how he deals with it. I enjoy tossing my characters down that rabbit hole!

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Romance is Better in Barefoot Bay!


Fans of Roxanne St. Claire will recognize the name of her fictional Florida destination, Barefoot Bay—the setting of her contemporary romance series which include Barefoot Bay Brides, Barefoot Bay Billionaires, Barefoot Bay Undercover and the original Barefoot Bay Quartet.


Roxanne recently launched Barefoot Bay Kindle World, a place for authors to write their own stories set in the tropical paradise that she created! For these books, she provides only the setting of Mimosa Key and a cast of characters from her popular Barefoot Bay series. The Barefoot Bay Kindle World books are plotted, written and edited by other authors, all of whom are eager to share their own Barefoot Bay stories.


Meet the 11 Barefoot Bay Kindle World debut authors who share why Romance is Better in Barefoot Bay!

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because nothing is better than a massage in a cabana on the beach!
Marilyn Baxter, When You Touch Me

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because even fantasies can come true.
EmKay Connor, Perfect Mismatch

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because love is in the air, whether you're a clerk at the Super Min or a billionaire.

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because there's no place like a destination wedding to fall in love!
Maria Geraci, Hold On To Forever

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because billionaires abound.
Chris Keniston, Silhouettes on the Sand

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because the beach is the ultimate aphrodisiac!
Lucy Lakestone, Desire on Deadline

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because the days may be hot but the nights are hotter!
Jill Monroe, Treasure In the Sand

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because the possibilities are endless!
Jeannie Moon, Castle in the Sand

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because bad boys bring a whole different level of fun to the beach.
Fiona Roarke, Trouble in Paradise

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because there’s a buffet of hot heroes on constant rotation! From spies to SEALs to baseball players and billionaires, in Barefoot Bay you’re sure to find the man who hits your happy spot!
Kiersten Hallie Krum, Wild on the Rocks

Romance is better in Barefoot Bay because you can't help but fall in love in paradise.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hanging With The Fast Boys


Congratulations to "Ada", the winner in Alexia's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I’ve been a fan of Formula 1 racing for as long as I can remember. Which, I admit, is slightly odd for a girl born on the west coast of Canada. F1’s fan base is mostly European and predominantly male, although a lot more women are getting into it. Someone asked me about my interest in the sport recently and so I thought about it. I realized it was because my dad was a fan. He used to watch all the races and as we only had one TV in the house, I watched, too. Then as I grew older it became something we both enjoyed. And trust me, my father, as much as I loved him, was a product of his generation. The only time he ever entered the kitchen was to ask what time dinner would be ready. So it was hard for us to find common ground, but we did it in our appreciation for F1. Then I married a man who was the opposite of my father in almost every way, except for his love of Formula 1. Now that’s a passion we both share. Okay, there may be a few other passion that supersede it, but this one we can indulge in the family room in the middle of the day.

I knew as soon as I started writing romance that eventually I’d craft a story where the hero was a racecar driver. I pitched a couple of story ideas to an editor but she wasn’t interested. Then I wrote a book about a vintner and his new bad-girl neighbor (The Vintner and The Vixen). Of course, said vintner needed a charismatic, playboy brother to balance his uptightness and Daniel was born. Daniel was so intense from the moment I put his name on paper that I knew his story was next.
As with all Formula 1 drivers, winning is what they live for. Anything that interferes with that is to be avoided at all costs. This meant I had to present Daniel with the worst-case scenario: not only a woman who he found incredibly desirable, but one with a little boy equally as irresistible. And the race was on to see which would triumph, his devotion to his career or his growing love for Lexy and her son Max.

The other great thing about writing a story following the F1 races is that I got to research a lot of fabulous destinations. The story starts in London, makes a quick trip to France to Daniel’s home in the Loire Valley, then races (excuse the pun) off to Russia, America, Mexico, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates before returning to Europe for the conclusion.
If you’ve never watched a Formula 1 race, don’t worry I’ve not got too technical. This is a sport where the glitz and glamour that accompany race weekend are almost as important as the fast cars.

I hope you’ll enjoy Daniel and Lexy’s story. In the meantime, I’m vicariously off to Argentina where I’m working on the third book in the Vintage Love series.

Giveaway:
What’s your favorite sport to watch or play? Comment on this post and the beautiful Maureen will select one person to receive an Amazon $10 gift card.

THE PLAYBOY AND THE SINGLE MUM

He lives in the spotlight. She has to exist in the shadows. 

If Formula 1 racing driver Daniel Michaud is to win the championship, he must steer clear of all distractions. However a compromising photo has his sponsor demanding that he be chaperoned for the rest of the race season. It’s bad enough a sexy advertising executive is assigned to accompany him, but then they’re joined by her adorable car-obsessed son. It’s all Daniel can do to keep his mind on the track and off the tantalizing taste of love and family that could destroy his career. 


Lexy Camparelli blames the Formula 1 circus for her parents’ divorce and the obsessive eating disorder that ruined her teenage years. To keep her job, she’s forced back into that high-stakes world. At least her heart isn’t in jeopardy, given Daniel’s playboy reputation. Then she discovers the gorgeous driver’s secret and it’s a race to see if Lexy can emerge victorious or lose everything—including custody of her son.



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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Living to feel alive

With: Barbara DeLeo

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There have been times in my life where it’s felt like I’ve been going through the motions, being the little hamster on the wheel and trying to keep up while it spins faster and faster. But sometimes things happen which make us stop still and take stock, helping us realize that the best part of living a life is making ourselves feel alive.

At times I’ve taken this to extremes such as:
     the time I walked through a crocodile infested jungle in Thailand
     the time I jumped from a pamper pole (that’s a pole miles in the air which you stand on top of and then jump to a trapeze....sound like fun!?)
     there’s the time I suggested the whole family might like tofu for dinner....
     and the time I decided to get a “pixie” cut and looked more like one of the seven dwarves.


In The Bouquet List, the first in my “Weddings in Westchester” series, Yasmin Katsalos has just recovered from a near fatal illness and she’s decided to make a list of the things that scare the hell out of her to celebrate being alive.  Here’s the blurb:

                       He's #5 on her Bouquet List. Tall, dark...and completely forbidden.                              

After a too-close call with death, Yasmin Katsalos is checking some things off her Bouquet List—things to do after you thought you were going to die. Fun fashion choices? Check. Purple hair and a cute diamond nose stud? Check, check. Now she's on to item #5: a flirty fling with a man who's tall, dark, rich...and totally out of her league.

And restaurateur Lane Griffiths definitely fits the bill.

Lane isn't just out of Yasmin's league. He's also her brother's best friend and therefore off-limits. Now that they're working together on renovations for her family's wedding hall, however, Yasmin has plenty of opportunities to bewitch, bother, and boldly seduce. He's reserved. She's relaxed. The only thing they share is a spark of attraction that's too strong to resist. But is Lane just another item on her bouquet list... or has Yasmin found something on her list that will last?

To celebrate the release next month of book two, and its re-issue in “sweeter” format, The Bouquet List is on sale for a limited time.


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“The Bouquet List” is available from all great e book stores  here

Barbara DeLeo’s first book, co-written with her best friend, was a story about beauty queens in space. She was eleven, and the sole, handwritten copy was lost years ago, much to everyone’s relief. It’s some small miracle that she kept the faith and is now living her dream of writing sparkling contemporary romance with unforgettable characters. After completing degrees in psychology and English, then travelling the world, Barbara married her winemaker hero and had two sets of twins. She still loves telling stories about finding love in all the wrong places, with not a beauty queen or spaceship in sight

Barbara is the author of Contract for Marriage, Dishing up Desire, Last Chance Proposal and The Bouquet List

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