Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tangled Up

Congratulations to "Jo-Anne B.", the winner in Robyn's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
Hi Everyone!

I’m so excited to stop by with a special excerpt and giveaway. Earlier this month, I released Tangled Up, Book 2 in my Bachelors of Buttermilk Falls series. I’ve loved writing this magical realism series that involves magical cake batter (yep!) predicting the soul mates of a town full of bachelors.

In Batter Up, my secondary characters, Abby and Brandon secretly get together (although, it really wasn’t much of a secret), so at the onset of Tangled Up we see they’ve moved to the bedroom, but Abby is questioning if Brandon is really the guy for her. Ultimately she decides if she should break it off the normal way or cast a spell on him so he’ll forget their time tangled up (she chooses the latter) Here’s a sneak peek!


Abby Stevens doesn't know what's gotten into her, but getting tangled up nightly with the latest bachelor to Buttermilk Falls has to stop. Sure Brandon Swift's got rock hard abs and blue eyes to die for, but the Los Angles playboy is not the man for her. To end things between them once and for all, she might need some magical help. 

Brandon is settling into small-town life thanks to his new bartending gig and the cute redhead sharing his bed. He suspects she might be looking for more than a fling. After a bitter divorce and a few months of playing the field, he might finally be ready, too. 

But when Abby presents him with an enchanted cupcake that reverses his attraction to her, both discover strong feelings they didn't realize they had. Is it too late to reverse the spell? 

Purchase on Amazon now! It is also available in Kindle Unlimited.

“This is never happening again.” Abby Stevens sat up and searched for her favorite orange cashmere sweater under the tangled sheets. Ruffling the navy blue duvet, she finally spotted it across the messy bedroom. Of course. It had been peeled off and tossed onto the floor hours ago, now peeking out under a red and white flannel shirt. Her brown, laced up high boots chucked to the side.
“Five words I know all too well.”
She twisted her torso toward her in-bed companion who wore nothing but his typical morning-after, smart-aleck grin. “Well, I mean it this time, Brandon Swift. We are not—and let me be perfectly clear—not doing this anymore.”
“If you say so.” He folded his arms behind his head, obviously not convinced. “So, I guess a round before you leave is out of the question?”
She glared at the man she’d spent yet another steamy night with tangled in his sheets. How on earth did ending up together virtually every evening for the last six weeks become her new normal? Amazingly hot lover? She’d give him that, but Brandon was not boyfriend material. She knew it. He knew it. Everyone in Buttermilk Falls knew that the latest bachelor in residence was hell-bent on keeping that status.
She wanted more, but definitely not with him. She was ready to fall in love and be in a long-term relationship with a man who loved her back. As pleasurable as being in his bed might be, what she was doing with Brandon was derailing her from reaching that goal.
It all started the night of the Final Fling, the town’s big, annual event celebrating the end of summer. If she hadn’t agreed to dance with him, she wouldn’t have known how awesome it felt to have his tight biceps around her or his warm breath tickling her ear.
The first time they’d slept together, she blamed it on the one too many Coronas she had consumed at the Buttermilk Tavern. But what about the other twenty-some-odd times?
She leaned down, reaching for her jeans on the floor. She needed to get her head on straight, and that started by covering her naked body STAT. This sex-crazed, self-centered, Los Angeles Times reporter turned small-town bartender was not the guy for her. What he was was the only obstacle in her path to finding true happiness. Their tryst needed to stop now.

Also, Batter Up, is now included in a fabulous fall bundle, The Hot Hometown Hunks Collection. You can get Batter Up and six other awesome novels for $0.99. Pre-order now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks.

Tangled Up takes place in the fall, which is my absolute favorite time of year. Leave a comment on what you most like about fall (the leaves, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, the Halloween candy!) for a chance to win an electronic copy of my romantic comedy Destination Wedding.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Sep. 16th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@JustContemporaryRomance.com with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. 


  1. I love Fall. The cooler weather and less humidity. Going back to Standard time! Pumpkins, Apples and all the fall food. yenastone at aol dot com

  2. Fall is my favourite season of the year because of the temperature. It's cool but not freezing so just right for me. It's a great time to take a walk and look at the beautiful colour changes in the leaves too.


  3. I love Fall... the color changes, the cooler weather, Halloween, apple cider and pumpkin pie!!! :)

  4. cooler weather

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