The Roughnecks

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Pop by and win some prizes! If you haven’t gotten your copy of LOVE IS… pick it up today!!

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New Excerpt! Giveaways! Inverviews! November!

Oh boy. I saw a tweet go by this morning that said only 6 more tuesdays until Christmas. Can you beileve that? I’m choosing not to, but I think I will kick up my christmas shopping. And decide on my Thanksgiving treats! Last year I didn’t bake much. I hope to change that this year.

First up…guess what I have! ARCs for Rough Tumble! I have to say. I didn’t realize this release was THIS CLOSE. As in…this weekend. I have the book posted at goodreads. You longtimers around here know the drill. Add the book to a shelf at Goodreads and for every ten of you who do, I’ll give away a copy until the book releases. And did I mention Chapter One is on my website here?

The AReCafe at All Romance Ebooks is offering a book-a-day give away and In Her Sights is the book today! I’m not all the ways you’ll be able to win, but I know if you RT this post, you’ll be entered.

Also today, I was interviewed at Scarberryfields Forever. If you’re feeling chatty, drop by and leave me a comment.

If you’ve been waiting for it,In Her Sightsis now at the iBookstore and Diesel! woot!

Some call her a killer.
Others call her a hero.

Lexie Olympia calls herself neither. She’s getting the job done because she can. A beloved philanthropist by day who’s nicknamed Melville’s Sweetheart, Lexie has the city wrapped around her little finger. Having been a victim in the past, left behind with the killer still on the loose, Lexie knows what it’s like to live with that fear. Instead of biting her nails over it, she takes action. Drug lords, gang leaders, con artists, kidnappers, serial killers, anyone who leaves behind innocent victims are marked on Lexie’s list.

When a neighbor leaves a stolen ancient dagger on her doorstep and skips town, Lexie’s left picking up the pieces. The police, a local private investigator, and a gang are all after this artifact and Lexie uses her nighttime persona, Artemis, to get to the bottom of things. Everything is going smoothly until she gets caught.

Read Chapter One HERE

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Because I’m feeling shareful and all Holiday Spirity, leave me a comment. Winners choice of a Rough Tumble ARC (all I have of this is a .pdf) or In Her Sights (ecopy only as I’m still making time to learn paperback formatting and it’s not out in that format yet)

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Win Some Books!

I’ve been doing a little blogging this week and I have some books to give away! All you have to do is comment!

Comment on the our heroes pick-up lines at Natalie Damschroder’s place for a chance at Connie Cox’s The Baby Who Saved Dr. Cynical.

I’m with Penelope Merrin and she asked me to go back in time to give myself advice! Come see what I had to tell myself. Leave a comment there for a chance at Lacey Wolfe’s Fool Me Once

Then finally, let’s go on an Awkward Date with Keri Stevens! Surely you’ve had one or know someone who’s had one. Tell me about it and maybe you’ll win Angela White’s Life After War: Book One The Survivors. Considering some dates, I can’t think of a better title with a post!

All this is brought to you by my latest release, Rough Play!

Jacob Iverson has plans. Distant plans, but they do exist. Find the right woman, eventually settle down and do the whole “white picket fence” routine. But until eventually comes, he’s having fun with right now. Then he meets Flora, who blows him back a step. Or two. Suddenly his distant plans are rushing up to meet him…only not quite the way he imagined.

Abandoned at seventeen, Flora Simms has made her way through the world, found life and family in the form of two best friends. Everything is just the way she likes it. From life to love to relationships, she knows what she wants, how she wants it, and doesn’t care if anyone agrees or not. And what she doesn’t want is someone trying to tie her down with long-term plans. But Jacob Iverson brings images of the future to her mind, and heart. Jacob somehow knows what she needs and he’s hitting all the right spots. But can Flora give up her idea of independence to let him in?

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Let’s Play!

I have a new release! Rough Play is now out in the world and available! To celebrate that I am already back on my Roughnecks Blog Tour!

My stop today is at Deep In The Heart Romance and I’ve thrown my heroes into a game show! Drop by and leave me a comment and you’ll be entered for a chance at Ella Drake’s Desert Blade! It’s a Near-Future, Science Fiction Romance, Post-Apocalyptic — Novella!

Now a little on Rough Play!

Jacob Iverson has plans. Distant plans, but they do exist. Find the right woman, eventually settle down and do the whole “white picket fence” routine. But until eventually comes, he’s having fun with right now. Then he meets Flora, who blows him back a step. Or two. Suddenly his distant plans are rushing up to meet him…only not quite the way he imagined.

Abandoned at seventeen, Flora Simms has made her way through the world, found life and family in the form of two best friends. Everything is just the way she likes it. From life to love to relationships, she knows what she wants, how she wants it, and doesn’t care if anyone agrees or not. And what she doesn’t want is someone trying to tie her down with long-term plans. But Jacob Iverson brings images of the future to her mind, and heart. Jacob somehow knows what she needs and he’s hitting all the right spots. But can Flora give up her idea of independence to let him in?

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A Little About Charley

Last week (or maybe the week before, I’ve been busy) I promised to update you on my new name, Charley Colins! If you clicked through my book pages, then you might have guessed that I have a few releases from Charley coming soon. The first is the Lexie Olympia Novels. The tag line is already on my website

Some call her a killer.
Others call her a hero.

In Her Sights, book one of the Lexie Olympia Novels will be out this fall! It’s a longer book than what you’ve gotten from me—around 90,000-words and it’s Mystery Romance. Not only that, but it will be a serial book. Lexie Olympia and Clayton Addison are one of my favorite couples I’ve ever written and I can’t wait to start sharing their story with you.

On top of that, Mystery Romance is one of the first genres I started writing in, so I’m excited to be getting back to my roots in it, so to speak. Hopefully it’ll be out end of September to middle October. I’m self-publishing this and it depends on things like formatting times and such on my release date. I have an “official” day I want to release an all, but as my first self-published book, I’m still on a massive learning curve. I’ve hired 3 editors and have several beta reads on this puppy. I want this done right. So bear with me on this new and exciting journey!

Then at the first of 2013, I have another Mystery Romance coming your way! This will be released from Turquoise Morning Press. It’s a different set of characters. A 3-book series currently titled the Borrowing Trouble Series.

If you’re thinking, wow, this is a lot. No more Keri Ford books? (I’m picturing massive amounts of sobbing. Don’t correct me, I’ll just keep pretending) then you would be wrong! Yes, I do have a Keri Ford book in the works that I hope will be a 2013 release. Since I’m on submission in a few places with it, it’s all Fight Club up in here with details and I won’t talk about them right now. I will say that those of you who want me to write longer will be happy about them. More Sexy, Country Contemporary Romance!

And speaking of Keri Ford releases…Rough Play, book 2 of my Roughnecks Series, releases next week! It’s now on Goodreads so if you want to add it to your shelf, please do!

Crazy to think that two short years ago plans were falling into place for my first release and this is where I am now!

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Rough Ride Reviewed With A Giveaway!

Thanks so much to Slick at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews for her 4 Star rating and review of Rough Ride!

Guilty Pleasures is also hosting a weekly giveaway. If you want a shot at winning Rough Ride, hop over there. The form to enter is after Slick’s Review.

Rough Ride releases this week! I know many of you are waiting for this release. I’ll post links on here on my blog, the coming soon page, the home page and the website page as soon as they become available. The Roughnecks Blog Tour starts up soon, starting with a giveaway here on my blog tomorrow! Enter your email address in the Subscribe box at the top right of the blog so you don’t miss any of it!

You do for family, no matter what. Lane Iverson knows that better than anyone. Harboring a secret about his mother’s death, Lane is counting the days until he finishes helping his brothers with some work and can head back to his hiding hole hours away. As long as he doesn’t have to face his three brothers every day, the guilt is easier to carry.

There is only one thing that can risk his plan. All of five foot tall, with these deep eyes and a voice that shudders through him. The completely addicting, Gretchen Jones. She’s been watching him the entire time he’s been in town. With courage from her friends behind her, she confronts what she wants. To her surprise, that’s the easy part. Keeping her heart protected when she knows he’ll be leaving? Not so easy, but her only choice.

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Rough Ride – New Excerpt Posted!!!

Coming May 2012 is the first book of my new series, The Roughnecks! I finally have details and Chapter One ready to post!

You do for family, no matter what. Lane Iverson knows that better than anyone. Harboring a secret about his mother’s death, Lane is counting the days until he finishes helping his brothers with some work and can head back to his hiding hole hours away. As long as he doesn’t have to face his three brothers every day, the guilt is easier to carry.

There is only one thing that can risk his plan. All of five foot tall, with these deep eyes and a voice that shudders through him. The completely addicting, Gretchen Jones. She’s been watching him the entire time he’s been in town. With courage from her friends behind her, she confronts what she wants. To her surprise, that’s the easy part. Keeping her heart protected when she knows he’ll be leaving? Not so easy, but her only choice.
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 If you’re hunting for something else to read until May, check out my other novellas, Uninhibited In Apple Trail, Arkasnas

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Arms. Need I say more?

Because really. LOOK AT THIS GUY.

This guy is just complete perfection.

On the other two cover reveals, I’ve had excerpts. At the time of writing this post, I haven’t started anything on the last story of this series. BUT! I am being challenged. By the lovely Sasha Devlin. She’s basically dared me to include the following exhange in a book. I have no idea what started this conversation, but nonetheless it happened.

[KeriFord] awesome with a cherry on top. *touches self and feels tha sizzle*

[Sasha Devlin] and modest

[Sasha Devlin] don’t forget modest

[KeriFord] always, honey. always.

[KeriFord] southern girls are the tip top highest held to modesty. not nice to brag, you know

[KeriFord] unless we won blue ribbon pie. then IT IS ON.

 So, sAshA, IT IS ON.

And these are The Roughnecks! Coming 2012.

 Do we approve of the set? I sure do!

 “I love this series. It’s honest, real and makes my heart go pitter patter. Having said all that, Keri Ford has given us an ending fitting to her series. I think I say this with each book of hers I read, but this is her best work yet!” -Ramblings of A Chaotic Mind, 5Stars. 

The first written review is in for Chasing Her Trail! To say I’m super pleased would be putting it lightly!

If you haven’t checked it out— Chasing Her Trail is now available! If you like Small Town Sexy Contemporary, be sure to have a look!

For $1.99 at TMP | Amazon | Smashwords | AllRomanceEbooks | Bookstrand (will be available in more places soon! distribution times and all that)

*if you have a paypal account, it’s SUPER easy to order from TMP. No need to create a TMP account. Select the books you like, check out using your paypal account and a link with format options to download will be sent to you!

 

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All Back and Buns!

Who wants to take a vote? How many pushups do you think this guy does for those shoulders? Let’s not forget the buns– whoa crap! look a those babies!

This cover might be my favorite. But I’m not sure. I do still have tomorrow’s cover left to show and…WOW. yeah. just you wait!

Rough Play is the second in The Roughnecks coming in 2012. I promise you, the characters are holding up to the title! Flora and Jacob are playing a dangerous game of flirtation and friends-with-benefit and everything about them is alllll rough.

Want proof? How about a little excerpt for you?

 

Jacob winced. “Sorry. You cursed, I thought I’d offer to help a woman in distress.”

“I’m not in distress.” She released the hold on the tape. The long metal sucked back in the holder. She pulled a pad of paper from her belt, added a number to an already long list and tucked the note back away.

“Now that I’m closer, I see you look plenty capable.” And tough. But still beautiful. And curious. And interesting. Jacob hadn’t come across that combination in a while.

“Thank you. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have more measurements to take.”

“Need any help?”

Her ponytail swished across her back as she glanced around. “Thought we established I was plenty capable?”

“We did. But if you finish early, that means there’s time to take you to dinner.”

She propped her hands on her hips and met his gaze and dear God by the spark in her eye and turn of her brow, he was just getting a taste of this woman. “Are you asking me out because you think I’m easy?”

“If I thought you were easy, I wouldn’t have bothered with the date part.”

Her lips twitched. “Too bad.” She slipped her pad in her tool belt and walked across the kitchen. Her arms were out and holding her balance like some circus walker.

He followed. “Too bad what?”

“Too bad you didn’t take me for easy.” She glanced over her shoulder. “That I would have gone for.”

“Well, in that case.”

She chuckled. “Nope. Too late. You’ve already shown your colors as one of those clingy relationship guys.”

Jacob Iverson. Clingy relationship guys. He nearly laughed aloud. Dear God, the people who would fall on their asses if they ever heard that. “Are you for real?”

She continued walking, chin up, steps sure and words sounding somewhat distracted. “Last time I checked I was. If you wake from a dream in a few hours, I guess you’ll know.”

He was helpless but to follow. “Ah, so you could be the woman of my dreams.”

Her brow lifted. “Again with the clingy talk.”

“Depends on the kind of dream.”

She laughed. The sound full and rich. “Touché.”

  **excerpt is subject to change, editing or deletion entirely from the final version**

 Until tomorrow for the last cover, here’s a recap of The Roughnecks….

 

If you haven’t checked it out—I have a new release! Chasing Her Trail is now available! If you like Small Town Sexy Contemporary, be sure to check it out!

For $1.99 at TMP | Amazon | Smashwords | AllRomanceEbooks | Bookstrand (will be available in more places soon! distribution times and all that)

*if you have a paypal account, it’s SUPER easy to order from TMP. No need to create a TMP account. Select the books you like, check out using your paypal account and a link with format options to download will be sent to you!

 

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Hot Chest and Abs? –CHECK!

 So I got some covers over the weekend!!! Here’s the first cover of my upcoming series, The Roughnecks

What do you think? Yes? We like? I like! Just wait until you see the other 2! oh man! *fans self*

How about an excerpt?

She closed the refrigerator and walked toward his bedroom. “When’s the last time you had a real meal?”

He had no choice but to follow her in there. Not when she was talking to him and wasn’t going to be as rude as to yell back from the kitchen. His momma would smack him from the grave for that. “Um, I ate at the diner in town for lunch.”

She spun around in the middle of his bedroom, her skirt flying up and swishing high around her thighs as she moved. “That doesn’t count.”

He leaned on the door frame to make sure he didn’t cross the room just to show her how fine he was doing on his food. “You don’t think your friend feeds me well enough?”

She rolled her eyes. “Tonya doesn’t cook worth a damn. What you’re eating is all frozen foods slapped together. It’s a glorified frozen dinner meal that looks halfway decent on a plate. I’ve worked there. I’ve seen. I get on her for it, but people in there would croak over if she dared to change one thing.”

He gave her a shrug. “Don’t change what’s working.”

She shook her head and flipped through a few cabinets in the bathroom. She didn’t look in them so much as just opened and closed. “I’ll have to fix you something to change it.”

Oh no. Oh hell no. Not a good idea. “I don’t think you feeding me is in our rental agreement.”

“It’s not.”

“Do you cook for all your renters?”

Her lips curled up as she moved across the bedroom and then returned to him. “Only the ones who stare at my ass when my back is turned.”

**subject to edits, changes or possible deletion all together in the final version!**

If you haven’t checked it out—I have a new release! Chasing Her Trail is now available! If you like Small Town Sexy Contemporary, be sure to check it out!

For $1.99 at TMP | Amazon | Smashwords | AllRomanceEbooks | Bookstrand (will be available in more places soon! distribution times and all that)

*if you have a paypal account, it’s SUPER easy to order from TMP. No need to create a TMP account. Select the books you like, check out using your paypal account and a link with format options to download will be sent to you!

 

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