New Release – TEXAS TANGO by Cynthia D’Alba

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Their wedding might be fake, but there’s no faking the mutual attraction.

Dr. Caroline Graham is happy with her nomadic lifestyle fulfilling short-term medical contracts. No emotional commitments, no disappointments. She’s always the one to walk away, never the one left behind.

But now her great-uncle is gone and her grandmother is on her deathbed, more concerned about Caroline’s lack of a husband than her own demise. What’s the harm in a little white lie? If a wedding will give her grandmother peace, then a wedding she shall have.

Travis Montgomery has one dream left—to build the ranch he and his wife planned before he lost her to cancer. There’s just one thing standing between him and the last bit of acreage he needs—a last living heir who has one traveling foot out the door…and an unusual request that challenges his determination to never again place his heart at risk.

The land he wants in exchange for a faux marriage. Everyone wins. Until things start to snowball…and the hearts they stand to lose are their own.

Warning: This book contains a tortured widower who doesn’t want a wife and an independent doctor who doesn’t want a husband. Hot stuff between the sheets and failed efforts to avoid emotional involvements.

Buy Links  Amazon  |  B&N  |  Samhain

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Author Info

Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun.  Her first book, Texas Two Step, released in 2012 to outstanding reviews, was a Samhain Publishing best seller.  The second book in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series, Texas Tango, will be released by Samhain Publishing in November 2013.  In February, 2014, Texas Fandango, a Novella in the Texas Montgomery Series will be released by Samhain Publishing.  She is currently at work on book 3 of the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series (Texas Twist).

She has stories in two anthologies released this year…Smoking Hot Firemen (Something’s Burning) in July 2013 and the Mammoth Book of Medical Romance (Wake Me When It’s Over) in September 2013. She’ll have a story in Cowboy Heat (Back Stage Pass) coming in 2014.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Nursing, a Master Degree in Business Administration, a Master Degree Curriculum and Instruction and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration.

She loves to chat online with friends and fans. You can find her most days at www.cynthiadalba.com or http://www.everybodyneedsalittleromance.com.

Follow Her  Facebook  |   Twitter  |  Goodreads

Or email her at cynthia@cynthiadalba.com 

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High Octane Heroes Blog Tour and Tons of Prizes

Don’t miss these blog dates!! They will be full of fun interviews and great prizes (listed below) along the way!!

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THE STOPS

September 2: MsRomanticReads
September 2: Books to Light Your Fire 
September 3: Reviews by Crystal
September 4: The Reading Addict
September 5: Musings and Ramblings
September 6: Reading In Twilight
September 9: Queen of the Night Reviews
September 9: Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews – Promo Only
September 9: All I Want and More
September 10: Author Accomplice
September 10: Selena Illyria 
September 11: Sharing Links and Wisdom
September 11: Wicked Readings by Tawania
September 12: The Divas of Desire
September 13: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
THE PRIZES

One randomly drawn commenter will win the grand prize package (US only):
* $50 Amazon gift cert, signed copies of Cowboy Lust and Smokin’ Hot Firemen from Delilah
* Tiara from Sabrina York
* A print copy of Under His Skin and a So Inked mug from Sidney Bristol

Individual blog day prizes for randomly drawn commenters will include:
Adele Dubois: a download of REV ME UP
Brindle Chase: an eBook copy of his book Dark is the Night awarded every day of the tour
Delilah: a hand-painted art pendant, a backlist download on her blog day
Elle James: a prize package of books and swag on her blog day
Jenny Lyn: $10 gift card to Amazon or B&N and a copy of her new book
Megan Mitcham: a “hot high-octane guy” calendar
Sabrina York: an eBook of choice from her backlist on the day she blogs
Sidney Bristol: an eBook of choice from her backlist on the day she blogs
Tahira Iqbal: a digital copy of The Merger.


Making Time with Sir Caerwyn

Back by popular demand, sporting a hot new hero and a brand new release…give it up for Sandra Jones!!

I really appreciate Megan inviting me to her blog today. I’ve been overwhelmed by deadlines lately, so I’ve asked the hero of my latest release HER CHRISTMAS KNIGHT, a novella included in FIVE GOLDEN RINGS: A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION, to stand in for me today. He’s a great guy.

Meet Sir Caerwyn!

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As a great believer in chivalry, I would be remiss if I did not accept Sandra’s request.

Tell us about your personality: I’m what some would call a control-freak. I don’t believe in anyone doing what I can do for myself. I would rather spend time hunting or jousting than courting manipulative wenches! I don’t care much for pretentious people. Why bother with trivial things!

What’s wrong with women? All women of my acquaintance are flighty, fickle, and unreliable—incapable of running things. Except Lady Nia—now she’s an exceptional woman!

Tell us your hobbies:  Aye, after the Crusades there is much time on my hands! To keep myself from becoming idle, I enjoy sporting. Besides jousts, tournaments, and hunting? I’m skilled with making things from metal—swords, buckles, chainmail, and I once made a lady’s ring! You’ll have to ask Lady Nia how that turned out!

Wow, it sounds like you’re really good with your hands! Thank you, Sir Caerwyn. You’ve been a good sport.

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Available to download December 11 on Amazon 

FIVE GOLDEN RINGS

by Sophie Barnes, Karen Erickson, Rena Gregory, Sandra Jones, Vivienne Lorret

The holidays are a time for wishes, magic and, of course, love. Celebrate the season with this delightful collection of Christmas tales. What better way for Connor Talbot, Earl of Redfirn, to spend the holidays than convincing Leonora Compton that the only match she needs to make is with him!

The Duke of Ashton has had three years to plan for his perfect Christmas present—the Lady Eleanor Fitzsimmons as his wife. Now, all he has to do is convince the reluctant lady …

Phin Baldwin does not believe in Christmas magic … until the clever and beautiful Ginny Overton gets it into her head to show him how wonderful it can be when wishes come true.

Just returned from the Crusades, marriage is the last thing on Sir Caerwyn’s mind. But will he be able to resist Lady Nia, the thief of his boyhood heart, when she tempts him yet again?

Responsible Ethan Weatherstone is determined to save Penelope Rutledge—and her reputation—from her silly scheme, but can he save himself from the temptation of her lips?

Sandra Jones is the author of historical romances. She’s worked as a bookseller and a librarian, where she indulged in her love of old books.

When not researching or writing her next novel, she enjoys being with family, reading, and watching British TV. A self-proclaimed history geek, she currently lives in a 1905 Greek revival home in the Mississippi Delta. Sandra loves hearing from readers. Comment, leave a question, or visit her at her website to learn more about her books, http://www.sandrajonesromance.com

Lions. Tigers. Bears. Oh My!!!

Do you get gooey for a gummy bear? Have a soft spot for The Lion King? A weakness for Tony the Tiger? Yeah, me too.

How about the real things?

If you love to relax with a good book and help out majestic creatures, voiceless and in need, you’re in luck.

Wild at Heart Volume I & Wild at Heart Volume II are available on Amazon! These collections of multiple authors’ short stories captivate the imagination, soothe the soul, and benefit the residence of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR. TCWR provides a lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “Big Cats.”

Contents Volume I:

A Boy, A Girl, A Tiger  – Cynthia D’Alba 
Storm Haven – Vanessa North
Saving Akira – Candace Sams
True Instinct – Charlene Roberts
Beached – Dustin Stevens
Spirit of a Tiger – Elle James
Sunlight and Solace – Gina Wilkins
Archer Falls – Lauren Smith
Wedding Crasher – Lindy Dierks
Saving Angel – Lynda Frazier
Buck – M Marie

Contents Volume II:

Freedom – Connie Wilkins
Cat’s Rule – Aileen Fish 
Salveje – Anna Meadows
Home by Midnight – Brinda Berry
In the Piney Woods – Delilah Devlin
The Girl and the Puma –  Jane Hansen
Vision Quest – Karis Walsh
Refugee – Lori Freeland
Teens Gone Wild – Margaret Ethridge
Fierce Wild – Megan Mitcham
Heart’s Solace  – Tara Fox Hall

Giddy as a School Girl

I have never been a groupie. Well, okay. Maybe, for a minute in college, I may have been a groupie. The unknown band was really good. Filled with skilled musicians. Fine. Fine. The lead singer was dreamy. But I quickly came to my senses and went on my merry way.

So, like I said before, I’ve never really been a groupie. Mindless devotion. Seeking emotional connections where none lie or (aahem) sexual intimacy were non should exist. Fame hounding through affiliation. All not my thing!

But if I were to ever become a groupie, Harlan Coben, I would be yours! In a strictly non-sexual, stalking, or otherwise threatening way!

A year and a half ago my Auntie Rose turned me onto your work (late bloomer, I know) and I was hooked. I was first struck by the culture and character with which you write. A sentence in your book is not a mere sentence, but a living glimpse into the world you’ve created. And hey, don’t get me started on hooks and plot twists.

Your writing entertains me, but better it inspires me to improve my own.

And in honor of your fabulousness, I must tell all who read my blog (Mom, Aunts, Writer Friends). I’m giddy as a school girl because I’m about to crack open Harlan Coben’s new release STAY CLOSE!!