New Release: Southern Heat

Tyler has finally arrived! I’m so excited to bring you this sexy story about a baseball player determined to win back his place on the team … and win the girl. 

SouthernHeat_UpdatedHe’s down, but he’s not out of the game.

Tyler Brady earned his reputation as the bad boy of baseball the old-fashioned way: by playing hard—on and off the field. After suffering a shoulder injury, he faces his first summer off in twenty years. Between the endless physical therapy sessions and missing the season, Tyler’s patience is about to blow.

After suffering a devastating breakup, Gabriella Marano is ready to get her life back. Who better to reacquaint her with the pleasures of sex than a devastatingly handsome ball player? Tyler is well equipped to give her what she needs: a little harmless fun.

As their passion soars, Tyler realizes the woman who fires his blood holds his future in the palm of her hands.

In more ways than one.

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THIS WEEK ONLY: Spring Training, Game On, Book 1 is only $0.99! Be sure to pick it up while it’s more than 50% off!

He’s got his eye on the ball, but his sights are set on her.

Spring Training Front Full SizeFor baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus on that…not on the sassy, beautiful Jessa Montgomery — or what she looks like naked. Getting involved with the daughter of the Empire’s owner would be career suicide. Jessa is a distraction he can’t afford.

Her father had warned her never to get involved with his athletes, so his request that she keep an eye on his new star player came straight out of left field. The last thing Jessa needs is another spoiled, egotistical ball player to deal with. But Garrett is none of those things. His no-nonsense attitude and smooth Southern charm make her blood burn and her knees weak. Giving into temptation, she is consumed by the pleasure she finds in Garrett’s arms.

Jessa wants to protect his career. Garrett won’t let anything get in the way of their passion.

A passion that could cost him everything.



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Hearts In Danger – Now a USA Today Bestseller!

First, let me say OH MY GOD! *snoopy dance* Just moments ago I was informed that Hearts In Danger hit #60 on the USA Today Bestseller list!  *faints*

Okay – where was I? Oh, right.

Several of us here at Love, Lust and Laptops have been affected by heart disease–directly and indirectly. Odds are, you have too. According to a recent American Heart Association journal, an estimated 85.6 million American adults (>1 in 3) have ≥1 types of cardiovascular disease. Of these, 43.7 million are estimated to be ≥60 years of age. (AHA Journal)

Those are some scary numbers, my friends. I implore you. Know the warning signs: Cold sweat, pain (can be anywhere, not just the chest), shortness of breath, nausea. Rosie O’Donnell created the acronym HEPPP to help women remember the signs–which can be different from those men experience. Hot. Exhausted. Pain. Pale. Puke. Say it with me – Hot, exhausted, pain, pale, puke. One more time … hot, exhausted, pain, pale, puke. Got it?

It’s never too late to start paying attention to your cardiovascular health. Please. Don’t delay.

I am humbled and awed by the response to Hearts In Danger. If you haven’t picked up this fabulous set – there’s still time! It’s only $0.99! (proceeds benefit the American Heart Association). And here’s what you’ll get:


FOURTEEN stories of thrilling romance to benefit the American Heart Association. These full length, Romantic Suspense stories come from NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHORS!

Accidental SEAL by Sharon Hamilton: Newbie Realtor Christy Nelson holds her first Open House but is given the wrong address, and finds a hot naked SEAL in the master bedroom.

Pick Your Poison by Roxanne St. Claire: Meet Benjamin Youngblood – he’s sexy, smart, spectacular and … about to lose his job for the best security firm in the world. He’s got one chance to prove himself and nothing will stop him. Not even a flower farmer.

Protective Custody by Paige Tyler: Someone is stalking reporter Paisley McCoy, and police detective Gray Beckham is the only man who can protect her. And while she might be sexy as hell, there’s no way he’s going anywhere near the captain’s daughter.

Hot Pursuit by Lynn Raye Harris: When someone starts shooting at Evie Baker, there’s only one man dangerous enough to help her–the man who broke her heart ten years ago. Hostile Operations Team soldier Matt Girard uses all his considerable black ops skill to protect Evie.

SEAL’s Honor by Elle James: Two Navy SEALs jeopardize their lives and hearts in a battle-torn land when they vie for the love of one sexy Night Stalker helicopter pilot.

Against The Dark by Carolyn Crane: Angel is an ex-safecracker forced into one last heist. Cole is an undercover agent with big plans for his gorgeous thief—he’ll make her pose as his girlfriend to help with a dangerous mission.

Hidden Prey by Cheyenne McCray: Tori is in the wrong place at the wrong time and witnesses the execution of a Federal agent by the son of the head of the Jimenez Cartel. Special Agent Landon Walker rescues Tori and sets out to protect her, but soon protecting her isn’t enough.

Dangerous Curves by Nina Bruhns: A spec ops transporter for STORM Corps takes on drones, bad guys, and car chases on the coast of Italy—and falls for a beautiful scientist whose curves are far more dangerous than the road!

Deadly Pursuit by Misty Evans: When Londano escapes a maximum security prison and begins picking off Celina’s friends and coworkers, everyone she knows becomes a target. Including DEA agent Cooper Harris, the man who once broke her heart and is now assigned to be her bodyguard.

Protecting Caroline by Susan Stoker: Caroline helps foil a terrorist plot when she finds herself on a plane that’s hijacked (with the help of three members of a SEAL team), but after she gets home she finds herself still in the sights of the terrorists. She can only hope Wolf and his team will be able to save her in time.

One Night Stand by Parker Kincade: Amanda Martin decides to have a one-night stand. No relationship, no promises just hot, indulgent sex. What she doesn’t anticipate is meeting a handsome-as-sin stranger who gives her pleasure unlike she’s ever known. A stranger with a deadly secret.

Brody by Mandy Harbin: Brody thinks the skittish Xan is sexy as hell, but it’s not her hot body that has him rocked to his core. He knows her from somewhere, and in his line of work, that’s a dangerous thing. Following orders have never been this hard, but when he finds out she’s his next assignment, he will protect her at all costs.

Enemy Mine by Megan Mitcham: Born in the blood of Sierra Leone’s Civil War, enslaved, then sold to the US as an orphan, Base Branch operative Sloan Harris is emotionally dead and driven by vengeance. With no soul to give, her body becomes the bargaining chip to infiltrate a warlord’s inner circle.

Caught in the Crosshair by Barb Han: On a tropical island with a hurricane brewing and dangerous men closing in, private security firm owner Jaden Dean will need to work side-by-side with Lauren James to survive and find her brother. He will have to use all his specialized training and risk everything, including his heart, to outwit the deadly group and keep Lauren safe.

This set is only available until the end of June so, order your copy today!

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Big Surprise … On Friday

Hello, my darlings!

I am about to burst. I’ve been working on a project (with my partner-in-crime, Mandy Harbin) for the last few months, and it’s finally come together. We will be making the official announcement tomorrow – be sure to check out my blog and FB for the details! In the meantime, here’s a clue:








I can’t wait to share this with all of you! Stay tuned!

Until next time,




Shadow Maverick Ranch Series Boxed Set

Hi, my lovelies!

In honor of Valentine’s Day Month, I’m offering my Shadow Maverick Ranch Series Boxed Set for $0.99! This is for a limited time, so get it while you can! (Offer ends March 31, 2015. Regular price for this set is $6.99.) Here’s what you’ll get…

Hard workin’, hard lovin’ cowboys. Welcome to Shadow Maverick Ranch.

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Gavin Mathis is ready to settle down. He’s quit his job and come home to Shadow Maverick Ranch to do just that. Too bad his decision caused his beautiful former colleague to lose her job.

Lauren Delgado is a no-nonsense businesswoman. She’s had a crush on Gavin for years, but has a strict “hands-off” policy with the men she works with. When her life takes an unexpected turn, there’s nothing to stop her from accepting his invitation to Galveston Island, where the policy is definitely hands-on.

Borrowed Cowboy

Paxton Mathis is committed to bachelorhood. One failed marriage was more than enough to remind him of the dangers of getting too close. He has his work on the ranch; he has his family. He has everything he needs.

Event planner Reese Jameson accepted the job at Shadow Maverick Ranch for one reason: to face her biggest regret. Paxton Mathis was her first love, her first everything. And ten years ago, after a night of unbridled passion, it all came crashing down.

The moment they see each other again, it’s clear the years haven’t doused the heat between them. On the contrary, their flames burn hotter than ever. Despite Paxton’s attempts to keep things casual, old feelings emerge alongside a fierce hunger to keep Reese in his life forever. Reese willingly accepts Paxton’s need to keep things casual, but she’s worried her heart won’t get the message.

When Paxton is forced to face his fears, will history repeat itself, or will he take a chance on a whole new future?

Cowboy Redeemed

Unlike his brothers, Clayton Mathis isn’t looking for the woman of his dreams. He works hard, plays harder, and enjoys every minute of it. And with his family preparing to expand Shadow Maverick Ranch, settling down is the last thing on his mind—until a sexy blonde makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

Of all the men in the bar, Ainsley Russell has to go and proposition the one man who will cause her nothing but trouble. The Mathis family has been persistent in their bid to buy her property. Inheriting her uncle’s ranch has given her the first home she’s ever known … along with a mountain of debt that threatens to take it all away.

After learning Clay’s identity, Ainsley can’t run fast enough. Or far enough … since the gorgeous cowboy shows up on her doorstep the next morning, looking to pick up where they left off the night before…

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Get your copy today! And spread the word! 🙂

As always, thank you for reading.

Until next time,


Love and Movies

Ahhh, February. You little devil you. Just as I was adjusting to January, you snuck out of nowhere with your promise of mid-month sweets and … the movie.

Do I need to elaborate? I thought not. If you live on the planet earth and are, in any way, a reader, you probably know the movie I’m talking about. But, that’s not what I’m here to talk about – not really. With the release of Fifty Shades of Grey movie, there’s been a ton of talk about what romance novels would make good at the box office. That’s what I want us to explore.

RT Book Reviews Magazine ( March 2015 edition includes an article on their top ten “erotica’s that should be movies.” I’m not going to list them here (for copyright reasons), but I will admit I haven’t read a single title they’ve chosen.

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Now, three of the titles were on my wish list and I’ve added a few more based on the article, but it got me to thinking … what books would I like to see made into a movie? (All of my books are a given … I mean … can you imagine Joe Sterling and Caleb Martin on the big screen? *Swoon*).

To make this even more difficult, I’m limiting my choice to one, since I’d like to hear from all of you on your choices, too. After surfing the hundreds of books on my Kindle, Nook, and iBooks apps, I’ve made my decision. Hard Time, by Cara McKenna.

Hard Time is a gritty, erotic, emotionally-charged romance I believe would translate well to the big screen. Its unlikely hero and unique storyline would have me running to get a ticket. This was the first Cara McKenna novel I read – and then I promptly made my way through her backlist. McKenna has a unique voice and she writes characters who are interesting, flawed, edgy, and very … real. If you haven’t read McKenna, I highly recommend her work.

Okay – your turn. Dig deep, readers. If you could demand any romance novel be made into a movie, which would you choose? Do you have a favorite already made? (Mine is Gone With The Wind).

Author’s Note: Please do NOT post negative or derogatory comments about Fifty Shades of Grey, the book or the movie. Let’s keep it respectful, please.

Until next time …


A Year of Firsts

Happy 2015 naughty readers!! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful first week of the year. As for me, I’ve been crazy busy. But that’s what happens when deadlines loom and I take the holidays off to do, well, nothing. 🙂

So, here we are. At the start of bright and shiny New Year. And I’ve found myself doing something I’ve never done before. Well, actually, several somethings I’ve never done before.

To start, I’m writing two books at the same time … and one of them (currently) contains a ménage scene. Never done either of these things before. Let me say, one is much harder than the other. (No pun intended!)

Now that I’ve wet your appetites, what do I have in store for you in 2015?

Southern Heat, Game On, book 2, and the third Martin Family novel (not revealing the title yet) are coming your way the first part of the year. I also have plans for the third Game On book (Devon’s Fall), the fourth novel in the Martin Family series and possibly a Shadow Maverick Ranch novella thrown in for good measure.

Whew! As a slow writer, those are lofty goals – but I’m going to give it my all!


But those things aren’t even what I’m most excited about. Are you ready for this? I’ve dipped my toes into the audio book market – another first. That’s right. Very soon, White Collar Cowboy will be available for audio download. After months of searching/listening, I’ve found a fantastic narrator. I knew the moment I heard him read the first chapter that I’d found my guy. He brings Gavin to life in a way I’d never imagined. You’re gonna love it!





And, last but not least, for the first time ever, One Night Stand (with its beautiful new cover) will be available in print – hopefully by Valentine’s Day.




So, this is my year of firsts. But what the hell? I’m a devoted risk taker. I’m hoping you’ll come along for the ride. I can’t promise it’ll be smooth, but I can promise it’ll be fun!

Happy 2015!

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Happy Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving day here in the United States.

While I know many of you live in other countries, today’s post isn’t about promotion. Today is about appreciation. Gratitude. Being thankful.

And really, isn’t that what every day should be about?

Thank you for being here. Thank you for reading. Thank you for taking this journey with me. I wouldn’t be where I am without you.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.