Homeless Brats and Beans for the Fourth

When you’re homeless and without your gas grill or an oven or even a crock pot, you find ways to make do.  We have a 2 electric (ugh) burner stove and a microwave in the motel. I don’t even have my cast iron pan. I do have a couple of decent Farberware pans though. But without a grill, I can’t make grilled brats. Without an oven, I can’t make baked beans. So what can I do this Fourth of July weekend? I can make Homeless Brats and Beans!

I sent Rott (aka my old man) to the grocery store. He brought me back the wrong brats. It was so noisy in the store that when I told him to get me a package of Johnsonville RAW brats, he didn’t even hear me. Well, he heard Johnsonville and brats so this is what he brought me.

bratsNow, if you know me, I’m not the type who sends the poor guy back to the store. I don’t get mad at him either. He’s trying. He’s just not a cook so he is clueless when I send him on a grocery mission. And our mission communication was a bit off since he couldn’t hear me in his earpiece due to the noise of the crowds in the store. Besides, sending him to take something back is always the wrong thing to do. He curses more than you’ve ever heard someone curse and he gets way more angry and frustrated than a normal person would. After eighteen years, I know better than to ask him to do things that I know will end up with him coming home pissed off.

chiliesnbeansBefore I start with the cooking, let me tell you about how I cook…some of this, a pinch of that, a squirt or a dash of this or the other, a handful of this…You get the picture. I don’t exactly measure anything. Being exact is what you do when you’re baking something that requires precision in measuring. Most cooking I do doesn’t require that kind of precision so don’t expect exact measurements from me on what I’m doing here.

Okay, so instead of cooking raw brats in a can of Boddingtons swiped from the fridge (ale he hasn’t been drinking anyway cause he really doesn’t drink unless he’s so pissed off he’s ready to stab someone) now I have to deal with smoked brats that are already cooked. What do I do with them? I slice them! Thick slices, cut on the diagonal. I set them aside.

brats_slicedNext, I chop up a bit of onion I had in the fridge. And I add to that some chopped green chilies. I almost had Rott get me a can of jalapenos. But I didn’t want to deal with a fresh jalapeno because you know, seeds and such. I’m lazy, especially when I don’t have a real kitchen.  I don’t even have my chef’s knife, although the small knife I have here is super sharp! I tend to keep my knives, all the knives, that way. A little something I learned from my Dad…a kitchen without a sharp knife is no kitchen.

onionsI had the stupidity to have forgotten to have Rott get me a few slices of Applewood smoked bacon. Eff. Me. What are beans without bacon? If I could get pork belly in the store I would, but I have yet to see it in Stater Bros market and I’m not sending Rott into Whole Foods Market after it. For one, it’s probably hideously expensive in Whole Foods and for another that place drives him completely bonkers. And at the motel, I don’t have a way to deep fry it anyway. If you have bacon, go ahead, dice it, cook it crisp, and then remove the bacon from the grease. Setting it on a paper towel to drain is best.Applewood-Smoked-Center-Cut-BaconWithout bacon, I have to make do. I have a bit of bacon grease stored in the fridge. I use this to cook my onions and chilies. Now, if I didn’t have a sensitive gut, I would really have made this with chopped red bell pepper and half a fresh chopped jalapeno. Feel free to make yours with those ingredients and as much jalapeno as you want. Canned jalapenos work too, but they aren’t as flavorful or hot as the fresh jalapeno. I used to be able to eat those things, but alas, no longer. So onion and mild green chilies it is. Saute them in the bacon grease until the onions are translucent and the red pepper (if you use it) is soft.  Remove the veggies. You can put them on the same paper towel as the bacon if you want.veggiesauteNow, I drop those nice chunks of bratwurst in the hot pan. Sizzle, sizzle. I cook them until they have a nice carmelization on them. (This smells especially delish if you’re using the brats cooked in beer.) Then, I dump in the bacon bits and veggies. Stir em up, just a minute will work. And into the pan goes a can of beans. Choose your favorite or make your own from scratch. There’s the old fashioned Campbell’s Pork and Beans or if you’re like me, one of the gazillion flavors of Bush’s Beans works really well.

sizzleSeason these however works best for you. Me, I dump in some sea salt, a couple twists from the pepper grinder, garlic powder or I use fresh garlic when cooking the veggies if I have it. You can also add a splash of Worcestershire Sauce, a heaping teaspoon of golden brown sugar (Bush’s Honey Baked Beans are already sweet so sugar not really needed), a squirt of mustard or a teaspoon of powered Coleman’s mustard, a squirt of ketchup, and a squirt of soy sauce. When I use raw brats, cooked in beer, I also add a dash of liquid smoke. I’ve also been known to add a dash of yellow curry once in a while, although usually, I reserve the curry for when I make over easy eggs, but that’s a recipe for another day.

bratsnbeansNow, normally, I’d do this in a cast iron skillet. I’d put some raw bacon on the top and I’d pop it into the oven for about 45 minutes, until the bacon on top is crisp. Here in the motel, I have to make the Homeless version of everything. So I stir everything together, bring to a boil, turn the temp down to simmer (a hard thing to do on an electric stove, ugh) and cover with a lid or foil. I want all the flavors to marry while I slow cook this for about 30-45 minutes.

bowlofbeansWhile it’s cooking, I slice up part of a Portuguese Linguica sausage. I fry it up and set it aside. When the beans and brats are done, I put the linguica on top, like an edible garnish, since I don’t have an oven to bake bacon on top. You can also use a mix of linguica and brats in the dish itself. Linguica is amazing sausage! It’s not traditional in the least and neither are these beans. It’s just one way to still have your baked beans when you are homeless and without the resources and things you normally have. It’s a little spicier than normal baked beans especially if you use the red pepper and jalapeno (which also makes it very colorful and pretty!), but it’s still good stuff.linguicaBefore I sign off, don’t forget, Winterheart Design has buy a book cover, get a free book trailer this 4th of July weekend. Your purchase helps keep us from living in our car and sending our cats to the pound. Also, keep a lookout for a blog post from me on what’s happening with my publishing career and what books you can expect to see from me soon.

Happy Fourth of July!

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Recap: Happy New Year!

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The winner of yesterday’s giveaway is Julie Carlson! Congrats!

So ends another year of my big giveaway. We went 33 days this year and had 103 authors, 1 editor and 1 publisher offer up books, not including myself.  There were about 150 books and a few audiobooks given away. I’d say it was a pretty successful giveaway. I won’t compare it to prior years because each year it’s a blessing to able to do this through the generosity of the publishing community, the authors and others who participate in giving away books to readers. It’s my hope always that readers find new authors to enjoy and authors expand their readership. And it’s a pleasure to do something for the readers who support us throughout the year by buying our books.

If you want one last chance to win something, you can hop over to Tara Lain’s blog where I have a New Year’s Kiss posted. She’s having a huge contest with two other authors and I believe there’s several ways you can win prizes. At the end of each excerpt is a question. If you come back here and tell me in comments what the question was on my excerpt, you could win your choice of audiobook from me.

depositphoto_kissHere’s the link to my New Year’s Kiss, go read the excerpt from Scrambling featuring a first kiss between Evan and Reed. Then come back here and comment on this post with the question in my New Year’s Kiss. Not the answer to the question, but the question itself. Tell me what the question is and you’ll be entered for a chance to win your choice of Fire Season, Broken Bonds or Kissing Joan Collins in audiobook. You have until midnight Pacific time, Friday the 3rd of January.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in my 30+ Days of Christmas, the authors and others who donated and the readers who came here faithfully every day to read all the blurbs. May you all have a wonderful 2014.

Happy New Year!

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Day 33: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of yesterday’s giveaway is Rose! Congrats!

Well, today is the last day of the giveaway but I like to think I saved the best for last here on this last day of 2013. I’ve got three real life friends with me today, Z.A. Maxfield, Lynn Lorenz and Belinda McBride. ZAM actually lives about 10 minutes from me in the next city over. I’m very pleased to have them offer you books on the last day of my giveaway and the last day of the year.

ValentineLex_Scrambling_coverinScrambling by Lex Valentine

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Evan McAdams has two constants in his life–football and his friendship with Reed Matthews. From the age of six, Evan’s played football alongside Reed. In his teens, he realized he was gay and loved Reed, but fear kept him from confiding his deepest emotions to his best friend.

When he and Reed are drafted to the L.A. Stars, Evan decides to come out. His decision impacts Reed who’s been in the closet too. The two men struggle with secrets of unrequited love while facing the world as the first two openly gay NFL players.

When injury forces Evan to retire, the love he bears Reed can no longer be hidden. But will Reed be able to reciprocate, or will Evan lose both football and the man he’s always loved?

MyCowboyHeartMy Cowboy Heart by ZA Maxfield

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A cowboy’s heart has room for anything…

J-Bar ranch foreman Malloy pretty much keeps to himself—slinking around the edges of everybody else like an old coyote, doing his job and staying private. That is until Crispin Carrasco shows up. Lean, muscular, and with a motor mouth that won’t quit, Crispin sparks something in Malloy—something the foreman didn’t know was there. But how does a lone coyote approach the warmth of a fire? And more important, what would happen if that fire burned?

AshlandWereWolf Fight League: Ashland by Lynn Lorenz

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Dan Stoltz has worked for years under his mentor Murphy to train sparring werewolves for the WWFL. Finally ready to start his own business he takes the money he’s saved, buys a license to train, and goes to the slave auction house to buy his first fighter.

Ashland’s owner has lost him for failure to pay back taxes and he’s up on the auction block. His former master abused him, underfed him, didn’t put him in fights or keep up with his training, and he’s not in the best shape.

When Dan sets his sights elsewhere, Murphy insists Ash is the better choice, and so, against his better judgment, Dan purchases Ash. Ash might not look like much at first, but as they work together, Ash looks better than better. Now it seems Dan might get a better return on his investment than he could have expected, because he discovers that he burns with desire for his slave and Ash might just feel the same.

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Kell has spent his life wondering who he is.. haunted by the memory of another place. When he sleeps, he hears a voice whispering his name, calling him home. In desperation he finally gives up everything and turns to fate on his quest for a town he knows only as “Normalville.”

Come with Kell as he finds the answers he seeks…and so much more.

Mad at the Moon

Merry Miller is a mail carrier at the only post office in town. After the deliveries are finished on Christmas Eve, all she wants to do is go to bed and sleep late on Christmas morning. But it’s the week of the full moon, and between the moonlight and the new neighbor’s off-pitch singing, she just can’t get any rest!

Noel Hollis has just moved to Arcada, and while the young teacher loves his new home, he’s a bit lonely and would like to get to know his neighbor better. So on Christmas Eve, he invites the sexy letter-carrier to dinner. Can he convince her to stop being angry at his off-key serenades and dance under the moon with him?

Furry meets Fairy on the most magical night of the year.

For a chance to will all of these books comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.) I’ll be back tomorrow on New Year’s Day with the winner and a recap of this year’s giveaway.

Thank you all for coming by each day and commenting. I hope you all found some new authors and books to love. Here’s hoping that 2014 brings you much love and happiness and a lot more books!

Happy New Year!

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Day 32: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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Winner of yesterday’s great group of books is April Holgate! Congrats!

The books I’ve got for you today come from different genres and each author has offered up more than one book! My offering is actually a single book with all of the Christmas Cowboys short stories in it.  We’ve got cowboys, hot holiday romances, sci-fi, and MM! Let’s take a look at what’s up for grabs!

ChristmasCowboys_series_432Christmas Cowboys: The Forbes Ranch Series by Lex Valentine

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Christmas at Forbes Ranch is always special. It’s a place where dreams come true when you wish on the Christmas star and Happily Ever Afters always happen on Christmas Eve. The magic of Christmas weaves itself through five stories of love with five amazing couples. A supermodel cowboy and an older woman bring a twisted version of the Gift of the Magi to life. A former military pilot and a rancher turn a lonely holiday into the promise of a future. A city girl and a former rodeo star realize that they’ve been both been wanting the same thing. A cowgirl and a computer geek put their faith in the power of the Christmas star. And two rodeo cowboys heal a decade old wound with forgiveness and a love that never died. Come to Forbes Ranch this Christmas and experience the joy of a holiday happily ever after.

This is an anthology of all five novellas in The Forbes Ranch series of cowboy Christmas stories. The novellas include: Christmas Hookup (M/F), Christmas In Hell (M/F), Christmas Catch (M/M), Christmas Wishes (M/F), and Cupid Christmas(M/M).

SecretSanta_1400Secret Santa by Rhian Cahill

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Sometimes Santa doesn’t give you what you want — he gives you what you need.

The last thing Jenn wants to be this Christmas is merry. Hiding out in her apartment is the perfect place for someone who’s lost more than their Christmas cheer. But secret Santa has other ideas.

Morgan isn’t about to let Jenn spend Christmas alone. With the help of a bogus set of secret Santa envelopes he’ll get his way and deliver the woman he loves the perfect Christmas present.

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She didn’t plan to fall in love, but he’s not accepting anything less.

Emily has a five year plan, and romance isn’t on it. Unfortunately no one told Wade Johnson that.

Wade never thought he’d need to resort to blackmail to get a date. But if that’s what it’ll take to convince Emily Warner to join him, that’s what he’ll do – and make it a date neither of them will ever forget.

New Year’s is all about new beginnings and Emily and Wade are about to discover the best beginnings start at year’s end.

ToServeisDivineTo Serve is Divine by RE Hargrave

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When Jayden Masterson – a gentleman Dom with a taste for perfection – meets Catherine O’Chancey – a submissive with a mysterious past and a natural desire to submit – he can’t resist the spark that ignites inside him. He wants to learn everything about her – not just her body, but does she want the same? Can Catherine stand up to her past and find the right Dom who can make her feel alive again?

 

 

ADivineLifeA Divine Life by RE Hargrave

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Over the past year of being Jayden Masterson’s collared submissive, Catherine O’Chancey has worked through the mental terrors left behind by her old Dom — she thinks. To celebrate their collaring anniversary, Jayden organizes a special day, during which her final limits and fantasies will be realized. Will it prove to be more than she can handle? Can she endure the erotic onslaught her mind and body will experience and survive unscathed?

While Catherine faces dark shadows and pleasurable highs, Jayden finds his own inner strength being tested. He has come to realize that, somewhere along the way, Catherine has taken possession of his heart, mind, and body. Now he faces his biggest challenge ever; he must let go of all his submissives but one: his jewel, Catherine. Can he leave his philandering ways behind? Has he made the ultimate mistake by putting his jewel into the hands of others?

AFirstLoveNeverDiesA First Love Never Dies by Margaret Taylor

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In this Science Fiction Romance Action Adventure, Janel Canton must be pregnant by the time Fleet Commander Pearson Acto catches up to her again and only one man will do for that. Her one true love, sexy Montana Sheriff Jake Reeves. But returning to Earth she finds he’s still mourning his dead wife and has become very comfortable in the small-town life. Will introducing him to reality of the Universe be enough for him to move on to a new love and a new home in the stars?

Sheriff Jake Reeves never thought the nerdy girl he and his cronies picked on in High School would someday become a star ship captain capable of holding her own in just about any situation. But when he meets up with Janel again at their 20 year reunion, that’s exactly what he finds! Gone is the nerdy little mouse that never fought back. In it’s place, is a rough and tumble, no holds barred, drop-dead gorgeous woman who he’s going to have one hell of a time not falling in love with…

Join these two as they make their way through a Universe that isn’t as grand as it might seem at first. Help them overcome dangers, misunderstandings, betrayal’s and near-death experiences to find the kind of true love that can only exist in a sweeping Space Opera. Let Janel and Jake introduce you to the worlds beyond our own tiny corner of the Galaxy…

SavingHisLoveSaving His Love by Margaret Taylor

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Jake Reeves has spent the last five years helping women Aliens have kidnapped from Earth, find their lives again. It’s been a peaceful time. But he’s deeply missed Janel Canton even though she’s the one that shattered everything he thought he knew. And just like five years ago, his life is once again about to be turned on its ear. His first trip into the great and grand Universe only touched the tip of the Iceberg. This time around, he’ll have to get his act together and not only rescue Janel but face things he never dreamed could exist.

Janel Canton has spent the last five years continuing to ferry women back to Earth and it’s been a good life. She’s missed Jake, thought about him more than she should but is mostly happy with the way things turned out. When Moren leaves for the birth of his own child back on Alcantia, things go horribly wrong and she’s suddenly faced with decisions that will change everything.

Will Jake be able to get it together and Save His Love, or will he once again return to Earth, alone…

No-Flag-FinalNo Flag by Liz Borino

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For Mike and Will, “No Flag” meant “come home alive”, but will their love survive what happens next?

Captain Mike Kelley does not ignore his intuition, so when sexy bartender Will Hayes captures his heart, Mike embarks on a mission to win him over to a Domestic Discipline relationship. Will accepts with one caveat: Mike must promise not to renew his Army contract. Mike agrees, and they spend a year building a life together, getting married, and starting a business.

Only days before their café’s grand opening, Mike receives news that threatens everything he and Will have built. The Army invokes the Stop Loss military policy to involuntarily extend his commission and send him back overseas. Will, left alone to cope with the café, must rely on the support of old friends who may be no longer be trustworthy. Through emails and Skype calls, Mike and Will keep their love and structure alive…until the day a horrific terrorist attack occurs on Mike’s outpost.

Mike awakens in a hospital with a devastating injury and no his memory of the attack. As the only survivor, Mike’s memory may be the key to national security. Mike struggles to cope with his injury and Will struggles to support the man who always held him up. Both fear they have lost their previous relationship. Will has Mike back rather than a folded flag, but in the aftermath of war, can they rebuild the life they had before? Especially when those closest to them may not have their best interests at heart?

Behind-the-Scenes (1)Behind the Scenes by Liz Borino and Michelle Stevens

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New beginnings are exciting, but we can rarely outrun our pasts. Steve Michaels and Zack Greene pack up their newly extended family and move to New York City with their nanny, Drew, and his two kids. Having recently been hired to write for a  BDSM show, Steve and Zack use their loving Dom/sub relationship for some experience with the lifestyle, but they need a consultant to fill in the blanks. Alex a local Dom/club owner, can do just that. Everything is going smoothly until Rich, a ex-producer from Ben’s Life and the man who tried to ruin Zack, tries to get a job on the same show. And that’s only the beginning of it.

Zack and Steve offered Drew an opportunity of a lifetime working for them. When Alex shows up for the first meeting with Zack and Steve, Drew realizes he didn’t leave his past behind after all. This becomes more true when his ex comes back wanting to see the kids.

Can Drew trust Alex to help him get over his past? Can Steve manage to keep Zack safe from the man who has haunted him for so long?

Double-Exposure-FinalDouble Exposure by Liz Borino and Michelle Stevens

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Family is what you make it. Keeping it together is often more complicated than we realize.With the man who stabbed Zack still on the loose, in reaction to his fear Zack becomes even more dependent on his submissive role in his marriage. This leaves the whole family, especially his husband, Steve, reeling.
Darren, Drew’s abusive ex, won’t let them heal in peace. Darren goes from soiling Drew’s name in the media to harassing his current partner, Alex, until he finally takes the one thing the family can’t afford to lose.
Double Exposure tells a story of a family who have every reason to run, but come through all their trials with hope and love. And a little help from the kink that brought them together.

And there you have it! An amazing bunch of books that one lucky commenter will win! For your chance to take home all of these books, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3am Eastern.) I’ll be back tomorrow with the winner and your last chance to win in this year’s giveaway. New Year’s Eve features books from my good friends Z.A. Maxfield, Lynn Lorenz and Belinda McBride!

Have a great pre-New Year’s Eve day!

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Day 31: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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Yesterday’s winner is Jen! Congrats!

For today, I’ve got hot, hot, hot MF books for you from Cassandra Curtis, Lexxie Couper, Lynne Connolly, SJ Maylee and Virginia Kelly. My offering today is a sequel of sorts to Hot Water. It’s one of the Encounters short stories entitled Colin Cuffed. If you’re familiar with the Encounters series you know they take place in the Five Dark Realms, usually the Darkworld, and they are a short story centered around a single sexual encounter. If the couple doesn’t already have their HEA, then they get a HFN in the Encounters story. There’s lots of books for you all to check out so let’s get started!

Encounters-ColinCuffed-432Encounters: Colin Cuffed by Lex Valentine

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Colin Granville had a bad day and looked forward to a quiet evening with his mate. But Eden has other plans for him that don’t include “quiet.” Her cousin Emily is away on vacation and Eden has the key to her house. She takes Colin there and introduces him to Emily and Vahid’s private dungeon. Reluctant to play at first, Colin gives in to Eden and is instantly cuffed to the bed. What follows is a night of sensory deprivation and fun with a violet wand, proving that even married couples can be pretty kinky.

 

 

Compulsion200x300_300DPICompulsion by Cassandra Curtis

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Lindsay Dannon has a dirty little secret. While she hides behind her plain and proper image at work, a wanton woman with a rich fantasy life lurks beneath the surface. The thrill of sex in public places, and the risk of exposure, is a compulsive itch she knows only one man can scratch—her boss, Jack Randolph.

The company’s “no tolerance” policy on interoffice dating is the only thing stopping her. Good thing Jack created the rules, because he’s determined to make all of Lindsay’s sexual fantasies come true…

 

LeadMeOn72lgLead Me On by Lexxie Couper

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He may rock her world, but she will shake him to his soul.

Heart of Fame, Book 5

Brooding. Arrogant. Narcissistic. Rock legend Samuel Gibson has worn all these labels—and he’s in no hurry to drop them. Until he meets Lily Pearce, whose brother would be the perfect new singer for the band. There’s an allure beneath Lily’s prickly demeanor that makes Samuel wonder if it’s time to correct some of the misconceptions trailing behind him like a mile of bad microphone cord.

After watching her brother get chewed up and spit out, Lily has no love for the hedonistic world of rock ’n’ roll, or anyone in it. Yet her own body betrays her with an instantly sizzling sexual attraction to the very symbol of everything she hates about that lifestyle—Samuel Gibson.

Things heat up and Lily’s heart is on the line once she starts to catch glimpses of the man beneath the reputation. But can she reconcile her feeling for Samuel with everything she knows his world to be?

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Be prepared for sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. As well as molten, relentless seduction. And heartbreak. Because rock stars rarely play by the rules.

fascinatingrhythm_msrFascinating Rhythm by Lynne Connolly

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Hunter wants Sabina as much as ever. One night together six years ago made him want more but he walked away and she couldn’t come with him. Hot, sweaty sex to gentle, intense lovemaking, it’s all fantastic with her. Watching her as she moves against him only makes him hotter.

Sabina tried to forget Hunter and that magical, sex-soaked night when he’d spoiled her for other men. When she’s offered an experimental operation to restore her hearing, Sabina might lose everything else—her job, friends and lifestyle—but she can’t live without the chance to hear what took Hunter away from her. Murder City Ravens, the band he loves so much. Wanting to get him out of her system, she sleeps with him again, but it only makes her want him more.

Untangle MeUntangle Me by SJ Maylee

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Ivy’s revenge on the people behind her family’s downward spiral is simple and it’s working. There’s no need to long for help from the wealthy business owners who turned their backs on her father. Ivy may be worn out, but she’s finding herself again after joining the local BDSM club.

Seth has it all. He has homes around the world and the little red speedster he dreamed of as a little boy, but none of the things he can buy satisfy him, not the socialites hanging on his arm or the submissives falling at his feet. Then, he hires Ivy to plan his next event.

Seth and Ivy enjoy each other’s company in and out of the planning stages for Seth’s charity event. Their playful bets lead them to a first date. When their secret kinks are revealed, the pair fall deep, but it’s not meant to last. Past hurts come back to haunt Ivy. Now, it’s time for Seth to use all he’s learned, regardless if he can win back the girl.

VirginiaKelly_DancingInTheDark_800pxDancing in the Dark by Virginia Kelly

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What if you discovered all you ever wanted were the things you left behind?

Covert CIA agent Matt Kincaid is back in tiny Walton Springs, only to find Janey Blackmon waiting to ask him a favor. Matt’s not there to reminisce with the girl he’s never forgotten…and he’s definitely not there to divulge government secrets about her missing brother.

Ten years…and Janey hasn’t forgotten the love of her life…or that he abandoned her on prom night. Bound by duty and honor, he was shipped out to parts unknown by Uncle Sam. But she knew he’d go because adventure is in Matt’s blood. Being stuck in a small town with plain Jane the librarian wasn’t ever in his plans.

Trapped by a flood, with no phone or power, desire tempts them both. Will passion–and Matt’s offer to recreate prom night–lead to a future together? Or are they just dancing in the dark?

That’s a pretty hot selection of MF books! You could win them all by leaving a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.) My giveaways are almost over! Make sure you enter for your chance to win in the next couple of days!

Happy Holidays!

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