From seven great authors comes seven captivating, romantic tales that will add something sweet and spicy to your Holiday Season.

A Cowboy for Christmas by Susan Fisher Davis: He’s always desired her-his best friend’s wife. Now he has a chance to make her his unless he’s just a stand-in for her late husband.

The Silver Bell Shifter by Robin Deeter: Riley Flowers moves to Wolf Junction, Nebraska, and is intensely drawn to sexy Calvin Lightfoot, but can she accept the shifter side of him and come to love the man within?

Mr. Christmas by Cynthia Knoble: When ‘Santa’ makes an undeliverable promise, Brooke loses her tight control on life. Is Mr. Christmas her dream come true, or just another lump of coal?

A River Jewel Christmas by Madison Sevier: Hunter Golde’s world is shattered. Can a seductive stranger repair her heart and show her the true meaning of Christmas?

Love on Village Lane by Jacqueline Anne: Rylan was captivated by Holly’s passion for Christmas and her Village Lane bakery. Will the workaholic risk his career for a chance at love?

Miracle on 3rd Street by Screaming Mimi: When a grinch threatens to ruin Sue’s Christmas, William may just be the Santa she needs to make it right.

Christmas Treasures by Sherri Good: Riley Miller’s holiday spirit has deserted her, but a longtime friend has a plan.
An empty nest, unrequited love, and a Christmas treasure hunt, what could go wrong?

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Secret Cravings’ Secret Recipes: Author Paige Prince

Welcome to Secret Recipes. As you all know, the authors you love know how to cook up some amazing romances. But, did you know that most of us also love to cook, bake and grill? Sometimes our characters even request that we make something they like…just so we can share it with you, the readers. This is the place for you to find all of those recipes. So come on in and share a bite to eat with your favorite authors. Let’s get cookin’!

Today, we’re being visited by the fabulous Paige Prince, author of Second Chance At Love. She’s brought an incredibly delicious recipe for a soup that’s great anytime. Let’s check it out:

Slow Cooker Leek & Potato Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours, 00 minute
Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 6
·        2 large leeks, washed, ends trimmed, thinly sliced
·        4 large russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
·        3 carrots, washed and chopped
·        2 celery stalks, chopped
·        2 cloves garlic, minced
·        salt and pepper to taste
·        4 to 6 cups vegetable broth, or enough to cover the vegetables
·        croutons and fresh parsley for garnish
·        heavy cream (optional)
·        Place the leeks, potatoes, carrots, celery, and garlic in the slow cooker pot.
·        Season with salt and pepper to taste.
·        Add in the vegetable broth, just to cover the vegetables.
·        Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours, or LOW for 6 hours.
·        Puree the soup with either an immersion blender, or a food processor. If using the food processor, puree the soup in batches; DO NOT pour the whole soup into the food processor all at once.
·        Taste for salt and pepper.
·        Ladle the soup into bowls.
·        Add croutons and parsley.
·        Drizzle some heavy cream on top right before serving. (optional)
Sounds divine, right?

Thanks so much, Paige for stopping by and please visit again soon <3


My Book Boyfriend Blog Hop!! May 12-18

Many thanks to Harper A. Brooks and TF Walsh for throwing such an amazing bash! You can check out their pages by clicking these links: 

Welcome to the ‘My Book Boyfriend Blog Hop’! It’s so great to see you. I know all of you probably have your own book boyfriend, but I’d like to introduce you to a man I’m sure you’ll fall in love with.

With dark-blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, he stands just over 6 feet tall and is built to please.

His favorite meal includes a steak he’s grilled, baked potato, fried green beans and homemade rolls. For dessert…he’ll have you.  

He definitely loves the simple things in life like living outside city limits and hard work. He isn’t afraid to get down-and-dirty while embracing his country roots and hanging out at his cabin, but he’ll also throw on a nice pair of Wranglers, a button-down and his best boots to take you out for a night of dancing if you prefer.

He loves women, but he isn’t a man-whore. He loves what women represent; kindness, love, compassion and fun. 

As a single Dad, he needs someone who can be a great role model for his daughter and he’s very selective when it comes to who he’ll allow to meet her. But can you blame him? His daughter is adorable!

Lee is a man who has a tiring career and he needs a woman who can make him forget all about the enormous stress he is under every day of the week and he needs a woman who can laugh, be free, uninhibited while only having eyes for him. 

Do you want a man who will whisk you away at a moment’s notice? A guy who loves adventure as much as he loves snuggling up around a bonfire in the backyard? A man who is strong, sensitive and ready to be your hero whenever you need him? Lee is your guy!  And ladies, once you let him in…you’ll never want him to leave.

You can learn more about Lee in my second River Jewel Resort series book, Hunter’s Fortune, at Secret Cravings Publishing. (A 4-flame, Contemporary, Erotic-Romance) In this particular story, it’s Wintertime. But don’t let that stop you. Lee’s rugged, good looks and amazing smile will melt the heart of any ice queen and leave her begging for more. 

His heart’s been broken before, ladies. Please be gentle with it. What you do with the rest of him, is your business 🙂

Since this hop is all about the book boyfriends, I’m giving away  1 ebook of Hunter’s Fortune and 1 signed book cover to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your date with Lee Michaels would be like.


In the comment section below, please leave me answer to the question and your email address (the one you use most) so that I can contact you in the event you win. That’s it. Easy right? I’ll have my trusty sidekick draw a winner’s name out of a hat and I’ll announce the winner on May 19, 2014.

After you’ve answered my question, head on to the next stop for your chance to win more amazing prizes and meet some more boyfriends. 

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Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter for the Grand Prize:
You could win signed HIS HAVEN paperback by Harper A. Brooks, signed CLOAKED IN FUR paperback by T.F. Walsh, and a $20 Amazon gift card!

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Thank you so much for stopping by. It’s been so nice having you here! Come back soon 🙂


#CoverReveal Long Overdue, River Jewel Resort Series, Book 3

Coming Soon from Secret Cravings Publishing:


After a decade of working at the campus library, a scandal involving a student leaves Olivia Milan unemployed and able to spend much more time with her best friend, Matt. She’s always been attracted to Matt Osgood, but believes he’ll never feel the same about her. When he heads out of town for the weekend, Olivia takes the opportunity to visit the River Jewel Resort with the hope of getting a new job. However, what she finds when she arrives proves life can be stranger than fiction.

Romance author, Matt Osgood, has been in love with the same woman for a very long time, but he thinks she’ll never return his feelings. Years of going to the River Jewel Resort have allowed him to live out his every fantasy. Still, he aches for a real emotional connection to the woman he truly loves.

Can the River Jewel Resort turn fantasy into a reality for these two best friends? Or will they run in opposite directions when confronted with the truth?


“Not enough pay. Not enough hours. Not enough clothing.” She tossed the red marker across the room. “This newspaper is full of shitty jobs. There has to be something in this town I’m qualified to do.”

“Have you considered starting your own tantric-tutoring classes at the Y?” Matt waved his napkin as Olivia threw him an evil glare.

“Hardy-har-har. Are you ever going to let that go? It happened over a month ago.”

“I know, but I still wish I had been there to see it. I’m afraid the images in my mind of you and the Professor rolling around in your office just don’t do the real thing justice.”


“You know it. I wouldn’t be surprised if the old man still sits around picturing the two of you getting each other off while he jerks off in that disgusting office of his.”

“Really? Did you have to go there? I feel dirty just thinking about it. Gross. I still can’t believe I let my libido take control of me.”

“Just kidding, babe. Tell you what, if you promise to go to River Jewel while I’m in Chicago doing actual work this weekend, I’ll stop teasing you about the senior-shag when I return.”

Olivia rolled her eyes. “Liar. You’re enjoying this.”

“Well, yeah, but I promise to stop. Besides, I overheard someone last night say that they’re putting a bookstore in at the Resort, on the third floor. That tells me they’re hiring and who better to run a bookstore than you?”

“No way.” She was speechless. A bookstore! It had been years since she’d been in an actual bookstore. Working at the library, reading Matt’s books and the ease of online shopping had supported her need for books for years. To be employed at a shop full of her favorite things would be amazing! Just the thought of working in one made her panties wet.

For Olivia, books had always been everything. The way they smelled when one opened them  and the feel of them in her hands was like a drug. This was one of the many reasons she’d loved her job at the library. She could be closest to the things that made her happy.

One night after the library closed, her love of sex and fiction came together in an amazing way. She’d snuck in with a guy and they’d made love on top of one of the long, mahogany tables. Olivia had never felt more alive than that night. She’d been surrounded by new and old authors, their famous works standing at attention, surrounding them. Their stories of happily-ever-afters calling to her as she milked every drop from her ex’s shaft and after that, screwing in the library had become the only thing that came close to satisfying her.

Her fiancé, Randy, had never been into anything she wanted or needed and for a long time, she’d thought it was her fault. Olivia had tried to be everything Randy Davis desired and it took her a long time to realize that no one could have made him happy. His insatiability rivaled hers but he preferred to satisfy his needs with other people behind Olivia’s back.

If she had known what he was doing, she never would’ve stayed with him for as long as she did. Looking back, she had wasted so much time and she’d cried enough tears to fill the Ohio River. If only she had met Matt sooner. Maybe their lives would’ve been different. Straddling Matt on a library table, riding him until they were both raw and exhausted would be so perfect.

“Hellooo. Earth to Olivia.” Matt snapped his fingers in her face. “Where’d you go? Oh, you were thinking about Tim, the quarterback again, weren’t you?”

Busted. “Not exactly. Okay, maybe.”

“You were! Library sex flashbacks? I’m so jealous!” He teased. “I’ve never known anyone to hold on to a memory of an ex like you have.” Did she sense a bit of real jealousy in his tone?

Maybe it was a fantasy of you that I was thinking about. She’d seen how well-endowed Matt was. Helping him get into and out of the shower safely every other day had played a huge part in her need to be taken by a man, any man. Thinking back, she should’ve spoken up sooner. Maybe their lives would be different if she had. An author and a librarian were a perfect match. She’d give him plenty of inspiration for his books and he’d fulfill all of her fantasies. But what if she was wrong? 

And now, created by the amazing Dawne Dominique at Dusk Til Dawn Designs…the cover for Long Overdue, River Jewel Resort, Book 3. 

Available May 6, 2014 from: Secret Cravings Publishing