Celebrating Series – Lavada Dee

I’ve been wanting to showcase the series a good friend of mine writes for sometime, and today’s the day! You can’t go wrong with four brothers with the last name of Blackhawk based in Montana, right? I’ve enjoyed each book in this series, and as one of the people who got a sneak peek of book three, I’m very much looking forward to the next two books. The only down side is that there are only four brothers. I’m not going to be ready to stop reading about Blackhawk, Montana, and the family that shapes the small town into a friendly, helpful place.

Okay, I’d better stop there and turn this over to Lavada or you’ll be reading this blog all day! 🙂

Lavada says:

Lace, thank you for having me on your blog and part of your Series Celebration. Like you, I’ve found I love reading series, so no wonder I finally just had to write one.

The Blackhawk Brothers series is about four brothers. Native American and Irish heritage blend to make them a band of handsome, alpha males who meet their match with over the top heroines. Book one and two are published. Book three is written, but on the advice of my writing partners who want the last book to follow close behind. I’m holding off a bit before sending it to the publisher.

The books are stand-alone so can easily be read out of sequence.

ldee-bb-nothing3Nothing To Lose
Amazon Review

“I love romance books and tend to lean more to the erotic romance novels because plain romance just doesn’t make me feel the connection to the characters. While this one was not an erotic romance, the author did not leave me wanting. 

Ms. Dee has written this book so well, that I felt all the love, lust, pain, and happiness that the need for my usual erotic novels wasn’t there. This is a quick read, and I will definitely be adding this author to my “must read” list. 

Make sure you have a box of tissues handy because I surely needed them, not only for the sad parts but for the happy ones as well. I look forward to reading more about he Blackhawk brothers. Great book!”

ld-bb-chosetolove3Choose To Love

Life has dealt Baylee Gallagher a hard hand but she embraces the saying that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. A fighter, she is used to getting what she wants. All she’s had to do is work harder and longer. Now with a successful career she is ready to start the next phase of her life, building a family. But, a family to her means a baby, not a man in her life. She’s set to use a sperm bank until she sees Doctor Grant Blackhawk. He’s perfect, and in her direct way she decides to just ask him to father her baby. With no prior warning she arranges to meet him.

Dr. Grant Blackhawk is blindsided when Baylee propositions him. He’s against single parenting by choice. He doesn’t see her request as a compliment and makes it crystal clear. So why can’t he get her out of his mind? Long after she is back in San Francisco, she is still haunting his dreams. Adding to his torment is the fact that the totem he denies exists is asserting itself. Its surreal instincts know Baylee is Grant’s mate, or in the pure human vernacular, his soul mate.

A Warrior’s Love – No cover yet and I can hardly wait to see what my publisher will come up with. Here’s an excerpt from the story.

A warm breeze flowed around them, and in the way of dreams, Nadia found herself standing in a clearing. Trees formed an umbrella over her and Tyrell.
“Are you afraid of me?”
She was surprised when she heard her voice answer. “No, I’m not afraid.”
His voice was low and deep, barely more than a whisper. It moved over, and through her. “You belong to me.”
“I belong to no one.”
“When you wake up you will know. Until then…” His hands spanned her waist, and he turned her so her back was to him. He put one arm just under her breasts letting the weight of them rest on his forearms.
He moved the other arm across her stomach, resting his hand so that his arms surrounded her. She should feel trapped by his power, instead felt enfolded in a warm, safe cocoon. He pulled her against him, showing her his desire.
She drew in a deep breath. They were in a high meadow, and she could see for miles. A soft breeze blew the grasses and the stars shone in a cloudless sky, illuminating the ground around them. Nadia could feel Tyrell’s lips move over her shoulder, scattering kisses. A low growl emanated from him, and again left her boneless.
She tried to turn, seeking his mouth with hers, but he held her fast.
“Shh, my love. Stay quiet and let me hold you.”
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Celebrating Series – Faye Avalon

Today, I’m showcasing three stories by Faye Avalon. I originally picked up these books because I LOVED the covers. Okay, I’m a bit of a cover whore. I am drawn to great covers, especially sexy or sultry one. These stories lived up to their covers. I was embedded in the character’s lives and loved them from beginning to end. So I invited Faye to be part of my Celebrating Series. I asked Faye to explain the overall concept of her Brighton Heat series, and here’s what she had to say:

I’m fascinated by the concept of the ménage a trios. In many a romance novel, the characters enjoying a ménage often remain together, but what if they indulged in a one-night-stand and then parted to go their own way? What might be the repercussions? This is the underpinning theme of my Brighton Heat series, where Ethan, Marco and Lissa come to realize that the night they threw caution to the wind has come back to haunt them. Each character has their own story, all linked by that one night ménage, but each story can be read as a standalone novel.


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Bad in Bed
Brighton Heat Book 1 – Ethan and Amber’s story
Amber walked right into a cliché when she found her fiancé in bed with her best friend. With plenty of practice, she plans to discredit his claims that she is lousy in bed, but his warning that her physical scars repulse men is more difficult to bear.

Memories of his past have taught Ethan to keep women at a healthy distance. Instantly attracted to Amber, he finds it strange that she’s happy to indulge in a quickie in a shop doorway, yet resists his attempts to get her naked.

When her secrets are revealed, Ethan sets out to make Amber see that not only is she dynamite in bed, her scars in no way diminish how desirable she is. When Ethan enlists the help of his friend Marco and sets up a threesome, he hopes this will not only improve Amber’s sexual confidence, but will prevent him from losing his heart.
Up All Night
Brighton Heat Book 2 – Marco and Beth’s story
Following a cruel betrayal, the last thing Beth Devlin needs is a man with sinful good looks and a reputation for love-them-and-leave-them-gasping affairs with women. But unable to resist his determined pursuit, Beth soon discovers that no-holds-barred sex with a master of the genre is the perfect remedy for her flagging confidence and painful past.

Marco Zutini has learned to separate emotion from sex. With affairs that last no longer than a month, he can move on before things get complicated. But while he is more than happy to tutor Beth in the ways of carnal pleasure, there is one small problem—she fires up much more than his libido.

Soon Marco is questioning the wisdom of his one-month-only rule, until a revelation from his past reopens Beth’s emotional wounds and puts any chance of a future in jeopardy.
Turn Me On
Brighton Heat Book 3 – Lissa and Reed’s story

Recognizing the groom and best man as men she once enjoyed a ménage, Lissa Delaney’s attempts to avoid them during the wedding drive her straight into the arms of the groom’s cousin. Getting involved with Reed Fitzgerald is bad news, especially since the two men dislike each other, but the attraction is too powerful and soon Lissa is sharing Reed’s bed.
With an ex-lover determined to hold him to a drunken promise, Reed Fitzgerald thinks Lissa might well be his out-clause, especially since she’s up to her pretty neck in debt. His unlikely proposition will solve both their problems and, considering the explosive sex they enjoy, promises to provide plenty of recreational benefits along the way.
But what started as a temporary agreement soon develops into something more meaningful, until a chance meeting sends Reed into a jealous rage and threatens to destroy what they have been building.


Celebrating Series – Anthea Sharp

Because I like reading in a lot of different genres, today’s Celebrating Series selection is Young Adult. In fact, it’s one of my favorite YA series, since it’s both futuristic and realistic. I bought completely into the concept of Anthea Sharp’s Feyland series due to the depth of the characters and the well-rounded world she’s created. I welcome Anthea’s stories to my newsblog today and highly recommend them:

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The award-winning Feyland Series by Anthea Sharp

What if a high-tech computer game was a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie?

In a near-future world of immersive tech, rich-girl Jennet Carter stumbles into the Dark Realm of Faerie. Her only hope is elite gamer Tam Linn, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, who’s grown up in a world full of poverty and hardship. Together, they must forge an alliance and learn to trust their hearts in order to save the mortal world and defeat the Dark Queen.

“This is a great series that deserves more attention. The books are quick and exciting reads, and if you like stories based on fairy tales, or if you enjoyed both the portrayal of the fae in Mercy Thompson and October Daye and the virtual world of Ready Player One, you will love this series.” – Kate, Epic Chocolate Fantasy

“Ms. Sharp is a master storyteller… The Feyland books have found a prized place on my all-time favorite books list.” – Rebecca McKinnon, The Crooked Word

Here’s some links so you can check Feyland out further:

Celebrating Series – Robyn Carr

About a year ago, I picked up a book set in a little town called Virgin River, part of a series by Robyn Carr. I fell in love with the area (northern California), the people, and the bar. I was shocked when I went looking for more books in the series and found there were 17 other books available (as of now, the series has 20). Where have I been that I missed this author so long ago? I was flabbergasted, and that’s part of why I’ve started the Celebrating Series set of blogs. Having just finished a series of my own (the first book released last week), I wanted to put the word out about different types of series. I’m hoping to offer a glimpse into series from all sorts of genres.

But for now, I’ll leave you with some cover love and the blurb to what, so far, is my favorite small town, sensual, Virgin River book, Shelter Mountain (Preacher’s story).

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Blurb from the author’s website:
John “Preacher” Middleton is about to close the bar when a young woman and her three-year-old son come in out of a wet October night. A marine who has seen his share of pain, Preacher knows a crisis when he sees one—the woman is covered in bruises. He wants to protect them, and he wants to punish whoever did this to her, but he knows immediately that this inclination to protect is something much more. Paige Lassiter has stirred up emotions in this gentle giant of a man—emotions that he has never allowed himself to feel.
But when Paige’s ex-husband turns up in Virgin River, Preacher knows his own future hangs in the balance. And if there’s one thing in the marines’ motto of Semper Fidelis—always faithful—has taught him, it’s that some things are worth fighting for.

Celebrating Series – Chantilly White

In about a week, the flagship story of my new series, Secrets, will be available. The rest of the series will be released over the next 2-3 months. I loved writing these stories, but more than that, I’ve found over the last ten years or so that I love reading series. I enjoy stories with a common thread. So I’ve put the word out to my friends and fellow authors, looking for series to celebrate. Over the next couple months, you’ll get a peek at stories with common themes from YA to different romance sub-genres.

To kick off this Celebration of Series writing, I’ve invited a good friend of mine to chat about her stories. Her stories are sexy, emotional, and full of the kind of characters you don’t want to leave at the end. 🙂

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Chantilly says:
Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it, from the lights and decorations, to the music and presents, the traditions and history, and the deep meaning surrounding the holidays. It’s a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate, and a time when magic is in the air–and there is no greater magic, no greater gift, than love.

Valentine’s Day has, historically, had a more up-and-down existence in my life, though it’s been pretty amazing since I found my own happily-ever-after hero in my husband. But I remember the days when February 14th wasn’t always so blissful. As a single person–even when I was determinedly, happily, wonderfully single–it was sometimes tough to get into a celebratory mood with all the hearts and flowers and commercialized romance being peddled on every corner. Thankfully, if I was in the mood for romance, my favorite romance novels were there to enjoy. Other times, even when I was one part of a couple, there was so much stress! Do we give gifts? Go out? Make a big deal or downplay it? What, what, what?

Now that I get to write my own romance novels, I love nothing more than delivering on that romance for my characters and readers, especially on the big Red Letter Holidays. Santa and Cupid have nothing on a determined romance writer! So grab your favorite holiday treat and settle in for a little love, romance, and holiday magic. I’ll meet you there.

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