Sunday, January 31, 2010
Remember to browse through all the wonderful The Wild Rose Press titles and pick up a favorite author or try someone new.
If you're looking for short paranormal or fantasy stories, you can check mine out here.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Photographer Paige Conroy spent years hiding from her past. Then a late night telephone call brings it crashing back. An old friend is in town and needs her help. When she arrives at his hotel room four hours later, he's dead. Suddenly, she's the target of a madman, and Paige must turn to Sergeant Harrison for protection.
Paige swallowed past the lump in her throat. “What am I thinking?”
“Making choices that keep you alive does not make you weak. It would be much simpler to just give up and let this bastard win.”
“I could stay where I am, refuse to run and face him.”
“You could die in the process.”
The thought sent a ripple of alarm through Justin. What if she refused? He couldn’t hog-tie her, couldn’t make her come with him. He understood her ill-ease, for he felt the same stirrings of discomfort as she at the low hum of sensual awareness that circled about them like a hungry shark. Even right now, he had to fight against the urge to haul her into his arms. And not to ease the clawing panic clearly visible in her eyes. No, his motives were not that heroic.
Against his better judgment, he allowed his gaze to drop, to caress the shape of her body outlined by her suit. He knew just what that suit of hers covered for he’d had his hands all over her just the night before. A high, tight rear end, slim hips, endlessly long legs that would pull him deep into her warmth. Desire shot straight to his stomach, swirled there. The palms of his hands begin to itch.
Paige wore her clothing like armor, each piece carefully chosen to broadcast an image, a strength she alone believed she lacked. She’d have chosen this one to disguise the fear he knew filled her. To tell him, in no uncertain terms, that she could handle anything thrown her way.
Even the need to turn to him for help.
God, she impressed him. Aroused him, challenged him as no other before her had done. Justin scrubbed a frustrated hand across his face. He focused on the cool green gaze of the woman before him, the woman his brain told him to stay away from. He’d yet to fully recover from his injury. The last thing he needed was to get involved with a woman who screamed commitment. He was a loner. He didn’t do commitment.
His body wasn’t listening. He wanted Paige. Above him, below him, it didn’t matter. He knew it was bad timing, but he wanted her just the same. And he would have her, sooner or later. If he had to keep his hands in his pockets, pants zipped until the threat that chased her was destroyed, he would. He could.
“Suppose I promised not to do anything you don’t ask me to do?”
Paige eased out a breath. “What if I said, it isn’t you I worry about?”
Shock and awareness filled him, stole his ability to reply. Heat surged through his limbs, tingled in his side. A groan slid past his clenched lips. Justin curled his fingers around her upper arm and urged her a step closer to him. He drew the scent of her greedily into his lungs, wanting more than ever before to cover her mouth with his.
“How do you expect me to ignore a comment like that?” he asked roughly, his palm drifting upward to cup the side of her throat.
Enough color flashed into her face to tell him she hadn’t meant to reveal that bit of information to him. The fingers of her left hand locked around his wrist. “I don’t.”
dangerously sexy suspense
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Saturday, January 09, 2010
At first, Hailey cried daily for months, then weekly for a year, but now she doesn’t cry at all. Why? Because Zach returned to her...or at least, his ghost did. His voice remains her constant companion, allowing her to avoid the pain of real life...of falling in love with someone else.
A flirtatious but ineligible Scots ship's officer, Alan Campbell, has his eye on Hailey as does the handsome and mysterious European, Karl de Groot. Megan is ready to make a match for her sister, but Zach finds it hard to let his wife go...or is it Hailey who refuses to say goodbye? Three men want her...only one can have her!"
And here are a few fabulous reviews!
"You Gotta Read" from Laura at You Gotta Read Reviews!
"Some of us have lost one great love to death. Therein lies the biggest of all heartaches. You crave their voice, their comfort and their love long after they have passed on. How great would it be to still have them be a part of us? To have their advice, their humor or just their essence to keep us from hurting would be such a gift. This story explores the possibility of keeping a connection with a loved one from beyond the grave...Ms. McBride, as always, guides the reader in an emotional and loving adventure complete with despair and indecision that evolves hope of a lifetime of love still waiting to be experienced. Consider On A Warm Sea of Love to be a romantic homerun, and one not to be missed." Reviewer: Laura at "You Gotta Read Reviews"
For the rest of the review, go to: http://yougottareadreviews.blogspot.com/2009/08/review-on-warm-sea-of-love-by-bess.html
Five Hearts from Night Owl Romance by Diana!
"Ms. McBride delivered another fascinating and extremely entertaining story that leaves her reader thoroughly satisfied in the end. This author is a master storyteller and I find that once I start one of her books, I just can’t put it down until it’s finished. The way she creates and molds her characters leaves every reader able to relate to one or more of them in the story. By doing this, the reader becomes fully immersed into the storyline and feels exactly what the characters are experiencing every step of the way."
For the rest of the review, go to: http://www.nightowlromance.com/nightowlromance/reviews/Review.aspx?daoid=4394
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Title: Bluest Heart (Wayback TX)
Author: Amber Leigh Williams
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary western
Length: 103 pages
The anticipated sequel to award-winning Wayback novella, Blackest Heart!
The Wayback bachelor is a dying breed, but that doesn't stop Casey Ridge from wanting to settle down. For this cowboy anyone but Josie Brusky would be an easy wrangle. Unfortunately for him, the Blue Bug singer and owner of Josie's Treasures doesn't believe in commitment much less marriage.
Years ago, Josie lost her heart to Casey's charm and dimpled smile. Since then she has done everything she knows to forget him. After all, she’s known as the local harlot and the daughter of the town’s biggest bigot. Casey could have any girl he wanted. Why would he saddle himself with her? In the wake of a shattering past, she refuses to give up her independence.
Casey digs down deep to win her over, but does he have what it takes to win Wayback's bluest heart?
"You remember that night behind the stable?"
She let out a small, throaty laugh. "Seems like forever ago, but yeah. Your hair was a lot longer then."
"Yours, too." He could remember it curtaining their faces, the tips of silky, red curls tickling his cheeks. Tracing the line of pearly buttons from the hem of her midnight blue blouse to the open neck-line, he touched the teardrop-shaped pearl on the thin gold chain around her neck which reminded him of the moon that night. "You were my first."
She lifted her gaze to his. Tenderness warred with uncertainty in the whiskey-colored depths. "Me, too."
His heart pattered at the memory. "I always liked that about us."
She nodded, frowning. "I was crazy about you."
The tip of his thumb traced the bottom edge of her lip. "So why didn’t it last?"
She looked beyond him, remembering. "Because however much I wanted to be with you, I knew I would be leaving the first chance I got. I wasn’t go-ing to let anything or anyone stand in my way."
"You figured I would?"
"Casey, we were so young," she told him. "Who knows what you or I would’ve done?"
He paused, running a hand over her hair. "Just for the record," he murmured, lips brushing her cheek, "I would’ve let you go."
She sighed, reaching up to clutch his upper arm. The muscle under her hand and his sleeve warmed. "Why hasn’t anyone snatched you up yet?"
"Because you’re the only one I ever wanted, Josie," he told her, cupping her chin in his hand to look her in the eyes as he said it. "The only one."
Bluest Heart (c) Amber Leigh Williams
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**Look for Bet It On My Heart, the final story in the Wayback Ridge saga coming Spring 2010!
**Join western romance authors Beth Williamson, Alison Kent, Wendi Darlin, & many, many more all January long to celebrate Cowboy Lovin'! Eye candy, excerpts, round robins, and tons of giveaway prizes! Only at The Cozy Page...
Amber Leigh Williams, Author of 1st Place More Than Magic Novella Blackest Heart & LASR "Best Book" Forever Amore
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Best wishes for the New Year! I hope 2010 fulfills your dreams.
Deja Vu Lover
Saturday, January 02, 2010
I'm another of those who doesn't blog here very often - I have enough trouble finding time to keep my own blog up to date, although I know that's no excuse, LOL!. I love the Wild Rose Press Community though, and wish all my fellow authors, the editors, cover artists, behind-the-scenes people, and of course RJ and Rhonda and the raaders who make it all worth while, a Very Happy 2010 - may all your hopes and aspirations come true and may you be blessed with good health and happiness.