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Gable Powers had loved keeping me off-balance from the moment we met—dirty words whispered in my ear that made me tremble, a spectacular tattooed body that had my own craving his, a secret revealed that had only made me love him more. Even his proposal had taken me by surprise when he got down on one knee in the shower. But now it was my turn to shock him at midnight on New Year’s Eve in Vegas, and it was going to be awesome!

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Meet an Author–Molly McLain!

I’m so happy to introduce my guest author for November!!

*strikes up my own personalized rendition of “On Wisconsin” on my kazoo as I throw cheese squares* (uh, she’s from Wisconsin, folks 😛 )

Molly McLain!

Molly is a USA Today Best Selling Author of contemporary romance and she’s absolutely adorable! We met last fall when she very graciously took charge of the romance anthology Alphas & Fairytales that fifteen other authors and I, including Molly herself, contributed stories to, to benefit VETSports. So on top of writing her own story for it, she was organizing it all too. How awesome is she?!

Molly’s books are chock-full of HOT alpha males, and her characters are so realistic, you suddenly find yourself lost in their story actually thinking these are real people you’re reading about. I loved Ian and Lauren in her book Blink that was in the anthology. And I freaking loved Trent & Kinsey too from Bend (Vegas Heat, Book 1). Trent is the perfect blend of badass & alpha dude and Kinsey’s a woman in charge who doesn’t put up with a whole lot of crap. You want a hot couple to read? Go grab any of Molly’s books now! I’ll be reading more from her because she writes exactly the way I like to read, if that makes sense! ❤

Let’s find out more about Molly!

1. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you win a medal for?

Molly: Procrastinating, hands down. Molly Phelps. 16-time Olympic medalist for sitting on her ass. Boom!   (bwahahaha I’m right there with you, sister)

2. What’s your go-to band when you can’t decide what to listen to?

Molly: Journey or REO Speedwagon. #80sgirl   (Yaass! Van Halen–NOT Van Hagar–Metallica, Def Leppard)

3. What’s something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

Molly: Whoa. Not sure I can narrow this down to one thing 🙂 How about fall in love and experience heartbreak (so you can feel the full spectrum of love), take a trip just for yourself, and adopt a pet/save a life.   (I’m so gonna do the trip!)

4. What’s something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you don’t get the point of?

Molly: Confession: I’ve never read the Fifty Shades or Twilight books. Never watched the movies either, and I have absolutely no reason for doing so. Just haven’t. 🙂

5. What are you looking forward to most in the next 10 years?

Molly: Great question! I hope to quit the day job and write full-time at some point between now and then, but I also can’t wait to see the cool things my kiddos do as they become adults!

6. What fad or trend do you wish would come back?

Molly: Hair bands. Except without the hair. Like, give me my screechy rock, but keep the spiral perms and bangs. (But…but…Jon Bon Jovi…)

7. What question do you most want to know the answer to?

Molly: When am I going to win the lottery? 🙂

8. PC or Mac?

Molly: Mac at home, PC at the day job.

9. Would you rather give up bathing for a month or give up the internet for a month? 😝 

Molly: Bathing…duh! What kind of question is that!?

10. What’s your guilty pleasure on Netflix?

Molly: I only watch Netflix at my sister’s and we binge on cooking shows. I’m a totally Food Network junkie. 

11. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

Molly: Being interrupted or someone trying to have a conversation over the top of mine. Grrr! 

12. What was your favorite childhood book?

Molly: All things Nancy Drew!

13. What’s the first book that made you cry?

Molly: The better question is probably about the first book I DIDN’T cry over.  I seriously get teary at toilet paper commercials. Give me an ounce of emotion and it’s a cryfest.   (😂)

14. If you could market/sell only one of your books for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why?

Molly: Can’t Shake You, my very first book. In many ways, it’s the story of my heart. ❤  (Aw! I love that!)

15. Which character have you written that’s most like you?

Molly: I think they all have a little piece of me in them. 🙂

16. What do you munch on when writing?

Molly: I don’t munch much when I write…but I do guzzle fountain soda like a 1975 Pontiac guzzles gas.    (😜)

17. What is your writing kryptonite?

Molly: Music! Either country ballads or gritty rock.

18. What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?

Molly: Um…nothing. I’m too selfish. (I guess maybe socks. I hate socks anyway. 😉 )

19. If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?

Molly: Just keep at it. Write whatever you want, without boundaries. Do it again and again and again.

20. Have you ever Googled yourself? 😉 

Molly: The real me, yes. That chick is CRAZY!   (😜)

21. Music or silence when you write?

Molly: Music usually.

22. Is there any other genre you’d like to try writing?

Molly: I’ll always write romance, but I may or may not have a few paranormal romance projects hanging around my hard drive.   (I SO wanna do paranormal romance!)

23. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Molly: Coming. Or is cumming? That looks freaking weird. lol  (I vote “coming” 😛 )  I LOVE writing heroes, but since I’m not one, I always worry how wrong I actually am about the male big O.

24. If you could spend the day with one of your characters, who would it be and what would you do?

Molly: Josh Hudson. Because he’s hot, obvs. Wait, no…maybe Brody Nelson. He’s “bejeweled” and I want to try out that carnival ride. 

25. How do you choose the names of your characters?

Molly: Just names that I like. Nothing too different, but nothing too “Mary Sue” either.

26. What does literary success look like to you?

Molly: Being able to write full-time and be financially stable. Maybe putting out 2-3 books a year.

27. Your latest book continues your River Bend Series. What got you into writing contemporary romance?

Molly: My last release was this summer. Boo to that! Can’t Let Go is the last book in my River Bend series, and I got started with small-town romance because I live in a small town and I have a very active imagination. My poor neighbors. lol   ( 😛 )

28. What’s one thing you’d like readers to get out of your books?

Molly: Hopefully that I write “real” characters that they can connect with on several levels.  (It’s true! I wasn’t making that up & I didn’t read your answer before saying that!)

29. What’s the best compliment you’ve gotten when it comes to your books?

Molly: That I’ve made readers cry. Knowing I’ve struck an emotional chord for someone is the best possible compliment.

30. Anything you’d like to say to your readers and fans?

Molly: Just a friendly reminder to take a few moments every single day for the ones you love. Hug them, kiss them, call them, think of them… Life is short and love is everything. ❤ 

31. Can you tell us what you’ve got coming up next?

Molly: Nope! It’s a super secret. 😉 But it’ll be here before the end of the year! 😀   (can’t wait to see what it is!)

Thank you so much for being my guest & for coming to my rescue & going earlier than you were supposed to, Molly! I appreciate it gobs! I wish you TONS of success & no writer’s block ever 😉 ❤

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Meet an Author–Liv Morris!

I’m beyond ecstatic to introduce my guest author for October!!

*plays a few chords on the banjo for her since she jokes about her Ozark Mountain roots, although she’s as classy as they come 😉 *

Liv Morris!

Liv is a USA Today Best Selling author & one of the most genuinely nice people I’ve ever met. I adore her! ❤ She & I have known each other since 2010 when we were both writing fanfic lol After that, we met for dinner one night & it was as if we’d been friends forever! Another time, a group of us went for drinks where I got to meet her fabulous hubby, Nomad. Then, when she & Nomad were in town & came to my daughter’s summer-league basketball game, well, it just made me love them both even more for being so sweet!

Back in the day, I beta’d/edited for Liv, which was a blast ’cause I got to read her books before anyone else did 😉 Oh! Also, if it weren’t for Liv, who pushed me to start publishing my own books–I’m not sure if I ever would have on my own–I wouldn’t be where I am today, loving writing contemporary romance, so I owe her big time!!

Liv is the author of several contemporary romance short stories (she’s billed herself as Queen of Shorts a few times 😛 ), six full-length, awesomely sexy novels and she’s had novellas published in over fifteen anthologies–many of which have donated to charities–with tons of other amazingly talented writers! Her latest anthology The Vault: A Sinfully Sexy Collection has so far hit #1 on Amazon in at least two categories!

*Don’t forget to enter Liv’s giveaway below!*

Let’s get to know a bit about Liv!

1. What’s your hidden talent?

Liv: I can twirl a badass baton. (I’ve seen you! Pretty badass!)

2. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you win a medal for?

Liv: Drinking coffee or the art of making it and then drinking it.

3. What’s your go-to band when you can’t decide what to listen to?

Liv: The Eagles. Soothing and gets my mind off the troubles of the world. They’re my mental escape.

4. What’s something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

Liv: Live for a time in the Caribbean. (I SO wanted to visit you in St. Croix 😦 )

5. What’s something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you don’t get the point of?

Liv: Pokemon.

6. What are you looking forward to most in the next 10 years?

Liv: Watching my grandkiddos grow up. (All gorgeous!)

7. What fad or trend do you wish would come back?

Liv: Popped collars on guys. I love a preppy look.

8. What question do you most want to know the answer to?

Liv: Why children have more energy than their parents. It seems so unfair!

9. PC or Mac?

Liv: I’m a MAC convert.

10. Would you rather give up bathing for a month or give up the internet for a month?

Liv: Internet. I don’t even like to camp for a weekend.

11. What’s your guilty pleasure on Netflix?

Liv: I am dying for the next season of Stranger Things. (Me too! Oct 27!!!)

12. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

Liv: Socks left by the bed. I’ve been married for a long time lol (I’m sure Nomad’s trained by now 😛 )

13. What was your favorite childhood book?

Liv: Little House on the Prairie. (My grandma bought me the entire set & I devoured them 🙂 )

14. What’s the first book that made you cry?

Liv: Jane Eyre. It’s also my favorite book from my preteen years. (OMG I’m a Jane Eyre junkie!)

15. If you could market/sell only one of your books for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why?

Liv: Hard Luck. I loved Brady Luck and had the most fun writing him. Also, it predicted the Cubs’ breaking the curse of the Billy Goat. (LOVE Brady! Go Cubs Go! And bleh to the Dodgers for ending our season 😦 )

16. Which character have you written that’s most like you?

Liv: Kathryn Delcour in Adam’s Apple.

17. What do you munch on when writing?

Liv: Sunflower seeds.

18. What is your writing kryptonite?

Liv: Sexual tension scenes with the electric dialogue. Love them.

19. What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?

Liv: M&M’s.

20. If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?

Liv: I would’ve read even more of the classics.

21. Have you ever Googled yourself?

Liv: Yes!

22. Music or silence when you write?

Liv: Music.

23. Is there any other genre you’d like to try writing?

Liv: Literary fiction with a touch of paranormal.

24. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Liv: Making sure you have the right voice. I ask myself, “Would a guy really say that?”

25. If you could spend the day with one of your characters, who would it be and what would you do?

Liv: Tantric Sex with Adam Kingsley from my Touch of Tantra series.

26. Which character in your books would you be least likely to get along with?

Liv: Adam Kingsley before he met his match.

27. How do you choose the names of your characters?

Liv: It’s random. Usually a first name then a last that works with it.

28. What does literary success look like to you?

Liv: The afternoon sun, because I found writing later in life.

29. What got you into writing contemporary romance?

Liv: I fell down a rabbit hole after reading the Twilight series. It led me to a new whole world of romance from fanfiction to now writing books.        ( 😀 )

30. What’s one thing you’d like readers to get out of your books?

Liv: I would love for people to close my books when they’re finished and have a smile on their face.

31. What’s the best compliment you’ve gotten when it comes to your books?

Liv: “It’s like watching a movie in my mind as I read it.”

32. Anything you’d like to say to your readers and fans?

Liv: I f*cking love you!

33. Can you tell us what you’ve got coming up next?

Bossy Nights– An office rom-com. A younger woman finds a job in NYC and falls for an older man, who’s head of the company. He more than falls for her too. It’s more like he face plants. Lol (Sounds great! Can’t wait! ❤ )

Thank you so much for taking time to join us, Liv! ❤ Much love & all the wishes to your continued success!

*ENTER LIV’S GIVEAWAY BELOW!*

You can purchase The Vault: A Sinfully Sexy Collection to read Liv’s Sweet Seconds, a story of second chances, on Amazon by clicking the cover or at other outlets below!

 

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Meet an Author–Kristi Pelton!

OMG I’m so thrilled to introduce my guest author for September!

*slowly chanting “Roccccck Challllllk Jayhawwwwwk” 😛 *

Kristi Pelton!

I met Kristi three years ago when I got my hands on her book Pure Will & LOVED IT! I laughed, cried and fell in love with Will (Yowza!) and Camden, who’s so freaking adorable. Such a cute couple and the book was perfect with all kinds of twists and turns that surprised me to the very end!

Now, although Kristi’s a Kansas Jayhawk fan & I’m an OU Sooner fan, we still get along because she’s a CUBS FAN TOO! WOOHOO! Plus, she’s just kinda awesome on top of that 😁 She’s got a great sense of humor which plays a big part in most of her books, and I find myself cracking up when I’m reading them. Dibs had me howling several times especially at Sam’s dates 😂 Kristi writes contemporary and new adult romance, and I promise, there’s something for everyone in all of her books!

*Don’t forget to enter Kristi’s giveaway below!*

Let’s find out more about Kristi!

1. What’s your hidden talent?

Kristi: My hidden talent, that I typically only do after consuming adult beverages—Gosh, I’m almost afraid to say because it will make so many jealous. But…here goes, I can spit, let it dangle into an obnoxiously long strand of saliva then—I can slurp it right back up into my mouth. It’s truly amazing.   ( 🤣 )

2. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you win a medal for?

Kristi: Hmm… sarcastic banter. I think I could at least win a bronze. (Especially if the Olympics were held in Go Fuck Yourself, Russia) OK…I’m down for a silver!  🙂  (😂 Go Fuck Yourself, Russia)

3. What’s your go-to band when you can’t decide what to listen to?

Kristi: I’m a total playlist girl depending on my mood. But Eminem is probably my go to… I could undoubtedly out rap Eminem.  (I HAVE to hear this 😜 )

4. What’s something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you don’t get the point of?

Kristi: Game of Thrones. I’ve only watched the first season and I was like ‘meh.’ Everyone says to stick with it but I’m just kind of like…next!  (Kristi & I have already discussed this tragic flaw of hers & she promises to give it another shot… 😉 )

5. What are you looking forward to most in the next 10 years?

Kristi: Watching what my boys accomplish! (Said with excitement and fear!!) 🙂

6. What fad or trend do you wish would come back?

Kristi: I’m going to have to go with 80’s hair. My God, that was a lot of work and very hazardous to my lungs from the hairspray. This ponytail/messy bun era is ridiculously easy. Totally unfair.  (I’ll bet my hair was bigger than yours 🙄)

7. Would you rather give up bathing for a month or give up the internet for a month?

Kristi: I’m a wee bit OCD (a lot bit)…I’d have to go with the internet. 😝

8. What’s your guilty pleasure on Netflix?

Kristi: I’m not a huge Netflix girl but my sons and I watch Shameless and Walking Dead—like to the point that we plan fun meals for the season premier or finale. (We clearly have sad lives) 🙂

9. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

Kristi: Left lane drivers!! ROAD RAGE… I pulled a gun out just thinking about it. 🙂 If you are in the left lane—go fast or get the hell out of the way!!   (Preaching to the choir here, woman! 😠)

10. What do you munch on when writing?

Kristi: Nothing…ever.

11. Have you ever Googled yourself? 😉

Kristi: Indeed…is there someone who hasn’t??

12. Music or silence when you write?

Kristi: Shhh!

13. Is there any other genre you’d like to try writing?

Kristi: I’d love to write a parenting manual for raising boys… a comedy of course! ( 😆)

14. How do you choose the names of your characters?

Kristi: I started off with people in my life—

15. What does literary success look like to you?

Kristi: Accomplished!  It has nothing to do with money or bestseller status (though I reached #33 on Amazon with Slick). For me, it was receiving emails from readers that a book touched them. People I didn’t know. Knowing the community was talking about a book that I wrote thrills me to the bone. (I adored Slick!)

16. Anything you’d like to say to your readers and fans?

Kristi: Thank you, thank you, thank you…from the bottom of my heart.  There are so many books/authors…that you chose me… my cup runneth over!!

17. Can you tell us what you’ve got coming up next?

Kristi: I’m working on a sort of sexy, legal, romantic comedy. I’d like to reveal a release date- but honestly, I don’t have one!!!  😦  (Can’t wait!!)

Thank you so much for stopping by, Kristi!! I wish you the very best & many, many years of success with your fabulous books! ❤

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