28 January 2017

Evernight Teen's Stormy Corrin Russell Visits!

Hello Stormy! Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today! It’s such a pleasure to chat with you. So tell me…

Q) Is this book part of a series? If so, can you tell us about it?
First off, thanks for having me! And why yes, yes it is! The Separation Trilogy is my most recent project, a look into a dystopian world where men and women live on opposite sides of an impenetrable wall. Each has always been told that the people on the other side of the wall are monsters. When Eroyn meets one of the men from the other side, however, she sees things differently.

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?
Yes! So I had the first book of my trilogy - The Separation - about a third of the way written when the manuscript was literally stolen out of my house. I came home to my door broken down, my house sacked, and the writing gone. Now, to be fair, it was on my laptop, and the thief probably never knew it was there. I do credit the thief for forcing me to do some important rewrites, though!

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?
I put on comfy clothes, get a drink, put my hair into a messy bun, and get cracking! Somehow, this usually works.

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
Both! First, I fill out character sheets like this one! I find them super helpful. Then, as I’m writing, I try to always consider how that complex, flawed, glorious person would react to the situation I’m throwing them in.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?
A sprinkle here, a dash there. I like to put the essence of people I actually know into characters even though I don’t “base” characters on them. I write for young adults primarily, so I also try and make sure to involve issues that I know they experience in real life.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

Right now I’m working on book three in The Separation Trilogy. The last book is this whirlwind of battle, romance, sacrifice, and revelations about the world Eroyn (my MC) lives in. It’s an absolute blast to write, but also exhausting emotionally. I am so not ready to say goodbye to these characters! 


I'm not sure what “unassisted expulsion” will be like, but it doesn't sound good. Suddenly this cell doesn't seem quite so bad. At least in here I can pretend that everything will get better. At least in here, I can imagine that I’ll get out and see Luna again. I might go crazy in the meantime, but at least there's hope.
Not long after Phoenix leaves, two women come through the door and wrench me to my feet. I don't know their faces, but I can guess that they know mine. And they don't like me. The one on the left is leaving bruises on my arms with her fingers, but I bite my lip and don't complain as they drag me from the cell. I wonder how many women fought over the pleasure of getting to hurt me before I'm kicked out of the compound. Probably a lot.
Rather than dragging me into the light of day, they drop me roughly at the end of the hallway, in front of feet that I recognize. Tabby.
“So you're the one who gets to—”
I'm cut off by a backhanded slap, hard enough to send me reeling. The other officers stifle laughter.
I rub my cheek, eyes watering. That was unexpected. I stare resolutely at the stone floor, tears in my eyes, until the other women disappear.
“Sorry.” Tabby offers a calloused hand. “Gotta keep up appearances.”
I take her hand and haul myself to my feet with a hesitant smile. I forgot that no one knows about her part in all this. I guess she probably wants to keep her reputation clean; she's under enough pressure as it is. Lacking any bit of femininity in her body, Tabby has always been under judgmental eyes. Now that the eyes are all on me, I don't blame her for wanting them to stay there.
“Avalon's at the gate, waiting for you.”
She points down the dark stone tunnel, and I am glad that I get to walk this far on my own. Soon, her outline is clear in front of me, and I see a smile flash across her features.
“Ero!” She reaches out to embrace me, which is almost as unexpected as Tabby's slap. “I knew they'd let you go; I'm the one who suggested exile, you know. I begged for your life, told them you weren't a bad person! I knew they'd let you go.” She smiles again, but this one is sadder. “I don't have much to give you. They said 'unassisted expulsion,' but I have this.”
She withdraws a small bag and opens it, revealing what looks like bread, cheese, and maybe some smoked meat. Pushing it into my hands, she takes a deep breath.
“Avalon, I can't.”
“If you don't, you'll die.” Her expression is matter-of-fact. “Just take it.”
I finally stick the food into my pocket – in the same jacket I've been wearing for weeks – and Avalon sets to work opening a big steel door in front of us. That's when I realize: this is it. The door rumbles open after she punches in a code of numbers, a light scans her palm, and probably much more that I didn't see.
She turns back toward me, her brown eyes wide and kind. “You saved us,” she whispers. “I remember. Even your name… Eroyn rhymes with heroine. You can survive this. I know you can.”
As the sun starts to shine through the gap in the door, it occurs to me that Avalon has been a perfect friend to me. She fought for my life in front of the Council, she gave me food, and she trusts me even when everyone else in Compound A wants me dead. She's one of the only perfectly good people I've ever met.
It makes me think of Luna. Somewhere in the city, she's probably getting off a shift at work, going home to relax. Her life has probably started to seem more normal in the weeks after the bombing. I've spent so long in that cell hoping for her to be forgiven, and somehow it actually happened. It's nearly a miracle. Just as it’s a miracle that Avalon is here at the gate to send me off her with her endless smiles and positivity. I should be happy about both of these things. I have my life after all. That's more than half of Genesis has.
A good person would be satisfied. Happy, even.
A good person would accept her punishment and march into the daylight, ready to pay for her crimes.
I'm not a good person.
“I'm sorry,” I murmur as I shove Avalon as hard as I can against the wall. Her head cracks against the stone exactly the way I knew it would.
She's temporarily stunned, but it's enough to give me the head start that I need. As she gathers her senses, I slip the pistol from her belt and take off at a dead run down the hallway. After a moment, I hear Avalon calling my name raggedly, sadly, but I don't stop. I must run past Tabby at some point, but she doesn't stop me.
Nothing can.


Stormy Corrin Russell is an author from Pennsylvania who loves writing just about as much as she likes eating entire pizzas. When she’s not writing, she’s teaching 8th grade and loving (almost) every second of it! She loves hearing from readers, so come say hi!

Twitter: @stormyrussell
IG: @StormyCorrinRussell

26 January 2017

The Dark & Dirty Anthology

Dark and Dirty

  Introduction by USA Today bestselling author Jenika Snow.   

Four dangerously dark and delicious stories that will awaken your dirtiest fantasies...

  NOT ONE NIGHT by D.C. Stone: One night of pleasure isn’t worth losing a lifetime of friendship. Or a reputation. Or a career. A spot in the social standing. That irritating innocence. Or the always-so-present pride. ... But it is worth losing her heart.

REDEEMER by Kastil Eavenshade: His family has the wealth and power to give him anything … except approval. Gianni Bencivenni marks his time in lines of cocaine. One lover is the same as the next within the walls of addiction—until his family puts a contract out on his life. On the run with the last man he wants to be in close quarters with, Gianni has to decide whether his yearning for acceptance and love can overpower his need for a drug-filled haze. Johnny “Butcher” Mascagni marks the black sins he commits. Death is his profession and ghosts of the dead haunt his waking moments. His penance for the dark life he’s led. Through all the men who have shared his bed, love is a promise that eludes him. When a former lover becomes his last assignment, Butcher must decide if he can set his demons free and open his heart again.

SLICK by Lea Bronsen: Ex-convict Luke has been fortunate enough to land a small job as a kitchen assistant, but he’s lonely and crippled by baggage from the past. CEO Roman Spencer also has his share of problems. It doesn’t help that a tough and hot-headed kitchen worker begins to plague his mind…and body. The more Luke runs into Roman, the more his dark fantasy turns into attraction. If he surrenders, his thug pride will effectively go down the drain.

ADDICTIONS by R. Brennan: Alexis Harrison is a mess. She’s managed to blow out her knee, lose her scholarship, and get hooked on pain killers. Now she’s playing mule to her dealer, who is her only friend, to support her ever increasing habit. If something doesn’t change soon, her addiction is going to cost Lexi more than just everything.  




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D.C. “Desi” Stone is a best-selling romance author and full-time fraud investigator. She lives in California with her incredibly supporting husband, two kids, and the ever-growing family of cats. After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition into the world of financial crimes and became a lead investigator for many years. Reading has always been a passion of hers, getting lost in a good, steamy romance is one of her favorite past times. She soon after discovered her own love for writing and recreating stories and characters in her head. Her writing concentrates on romantic with specifics in paranormal, suspense, and erotica. Now, when she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. Find her on D.C.Stone.com

Kastil Eavenshade is a multi-published author pandering her romantic shenanigans. When not catering to the whims of three rescued kitties, she's dreaming up her next heart-beating tale. No period in history—past, present, or future—is safe from the clutches of her muse. Her passions beyond writing are drawing, cooking, and watching Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. She credits her parents for her free spirit as they've always supported her in every aspect of her life. Without them, she wouldn't be here. She finds pleasure in writing anything from fantasy to romance-which sometimes parallel each other. Find her on Kastil.com Award-winning author

Lea Bronsen likes her reads hot, fast, and edgy, and strives to give her own stories the same intensity. After venturing into dirty inner-city crime drama with her debut novel Wild Hearted, she divides her writing time between psychological thriller, romantic suspense, and erotic dark/contemporary romance. Find her on LeaBronsen.com

R. Brennan is a subbie brat with a bitch streak, an IT geek for the state of New York, and reformed gaming addict living in the rolling hills of Upstate NY. (You know, where it takes a ten minute drive to buy a gallon of milk, and the smell of cows lingers on the breeze.) Find her on BexBookNook.com 


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Exchange student Myra runs to get away from the heavy class load. When she lands in a male dominated world – a rugby practice in South Wales – and asks to play with the team, she has to prove she’s qualified, in more ways than one.  

24 January 2017

Q & A with JJ King!

Hello JJ!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?

Hi, thanks for having me! I love my characters, I don’t know anyone would voluntarily create characters they hate. You have to spend so much time with them, so even if they’re horrible, you have to love writing them.

The main character in Blood of Eden is Katherine LaFlamme, a smart, sexy redhead with an independent streak to rival her loyal side. Since I write a lot of different characters, like her three brothers, father, mother, friends, and lovers, there are a lot of dynamics in this book. I don’t know where those dynamics come from, dreams or my hindbrain, who knows! I just put my fingers on the keyboard and they appear. I’m what you call a pantser, which means that I write by the seat of my pants. I literally have no idea where my story is going to end up when I start writing it. I have ideas, general directions that I want to go in, but, inevitably, somewhere along the way, I write something that changes everything. It’s more exciting for me this way. I write because I want to know the ending as much as the reader does.

Q) Is this book part of a series?  If so, can you tell us about it?

It is! Blood of Eden is the first book in a paranormal romance trilogy called The Guardians. Book II is called My Brother’s Keeper and book III is going to be called Sins of the Father. I’ve also written two short stories that introduce the main character, the fierce Katherine LaFlamme, before the events of book I, and plan on writing two more.

Katherine is a wolf shifter and she’s lived over 300 years, so I started wondering about the different things she’d done, the different decades she’d lived through, to make her the woman she is in Blood of Eden. The short stories, which will be free by the way, will just be fun additions to Katherine’s story.

As for the series, it’s getting really exciting! Like I said above, I don’t know for certain how the whole thing will end, even though I’ve obviously been planning for it. At the end of My Brother’s Keeper, something happened. I had an epiphany and it changed book III altogether, which is why I’m having such a fun time writing it! And don’t worry, I’m not George R.R. Martin, book III will be out this year. I won’t make you wait forever!

Q) What gave you the inspiration for your book?

I’ve been reading paranormal romance for a long time now and I’ve always loved it, but the genre is filled with a lot of alpha males and the women who fall in love with their animalistic side. It got old. Then I picked up Kelly Armstrong’s Bitten and found a completely new character, an alpha female with looks and brains that rivaled any man. She was respected and treated as an equal, and I loved it. Katherine was born from Armstrong’s Elena, I think. The stories differ a lot, my ruling wolf structure is unique, but the strength of her character is reflected in my Katherine and the other women in the series.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?

I think we all put what we know into our novels. For me, that was making Katherine a redhead to start with. Can you guess what color my hair is? My friends actually laugh at how many red headed heroines I have in my stories.

In Blood of Eden, Katherine and the relationship she has with her family is what most reflects me as a person. That changes in My Brother’s Keeper, where my Mi’kmaq heritage and cultural past come into play a bit more. It’s also partially set in my home province of Newfoundland, which was really great to write.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

Well, I’m currently working on book III, Sins of the father. I love my titles, by the way. They’re biblical references that give hints about what the book will include, but in no way give away the mystery. Sins of the father hints at a lot, I think, especially if you’ve read up to the end of My Brother’s Keeper.

I’m hoping to publish Sins of the father in late summer or early fall. This is the finale, the big finish, so it has to be perfect.

Outside my paranormal world, I’m also working on a few things for Evernight Publishing. My first contemporary romance, Finding the right words book I of the Rocky Coast Romance series, was released in November of last year and now I’m working on a series of short stories for their Romance on the go line. Short stories for busy people with all the impact and romance of a full-length novel. I’m also working on a second book in the Rocky Coast Romance series.

Beyond all that, there are always a few things floating around in my brain that want to be written. Lately, I’ve been obsessing over Medusa. I love Greek mythology and have a vast knowledge on the topic, so it’s just a matter of time before I dive into a project in that area.

Anyway, thank you to the Written Butterfly for having me! It was a ton of fun! If anyone would like to get in touch, I’m very social of Facebook and I have a website with regular blog posts.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjjking

Twitter: @JJKing_Author

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22 January 2017

New Release - TORPEDO by Joanna Blake

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Title: Torpedo
Author: Joanna Blake
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Release Date: January 17, 2017 Add to Goodreads

There’s three things I love: my crew, my ship, and sinking my torpedo.

I wanted to serve my country for life, but then my ship blew up. Now I’m stuck on indefinite shore leave, holed up in my hometown with no crew, no ship, and definitely no women.

Until, after five years, she walks back into my life .
Tabitha Peterson.

Shabby Tabby, the beautiful girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She didn't have money for fancy clothes, but Tabitha still caught every eye in a hundred mile radius - especially mine. Back then, I’d have done anything to catch her - with zero luck.

I'd always wondered where she ended up.
Now I know - because she’s in my house, the caregiver sent to tend to me. I’m broken, maybe forever, but she’s more tempting than ever, with her crazy curves and big, beautiful eyes.

I go from being bored stiff to having the challenge of my life.
I have two missions: learn to walk again, and get Tabby where I've wanted her all this time. In my arms and in my bed.

We can do it lying, sitting, or standing on one leg - I don’t need both legs to show her a good time. I just want to tear her walls down as I tear her clothes off.

When they fall, I’m not prepared for what comes next. How badly she's been hurt… or how badly I want to protect her.

But I'll risk everything to make her mine, for good.


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Joanna Blake loves good old fashioned romance, men who open doors and work with their hands. Hot Blooded Heroes is a series of sizzling stories about True Blue American men and the women who love them. She's thrilled to be collaborating with Pincushion Press on her new series! Come along for the ride! XoX, Joanna
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Slay Me (ROCK GODS): http://amzn.to/1B3FAMm
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02 January 2017

Q & A with CJ Bower!

Hello CJ!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) Is this book part of a series?  If so, can you tell us about it?
            Icing the Competition is book two of my three-book series, Caked with Pleasure, after On Track with Icing. In this story Jacqui’s best friend Persephone Williams has a secret crush on Jacqui’s fiancé Nick Barrister’s best friend, Shawn Sheldon. They meet at the beginning of On Track, when Nick and Shawn go into Jacqui’s corporate suite at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to thank Jacqui for the bachelor party cake Nick orders from her.
            Shawn’s marriage doesn’t work out and he meets up with Persephone at an art gallery showing six weeks after his divorce is final, but he doesn’t get her name. Their paths cross again at Nick and Jacqui’s party, where they are finally properly introduced.

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?
            This book is dedicated to three amazingly talented cake artists, Richard Ruskell, Elisa Strauss and Collette Peters, who have all competed on the Food Network Challenge cake decorating competition. Richard has competed eighteen times, and has won six gold medals.
            I have also included homage to a long-time racing broadcaster who lost his battle to cancer in April 2015, Steve Byrnes. His commentary always made the races fun to watch, because one never knew what interesting tidbit he’d discover or crazy antic he’d catch on camera.

Q) What gave you the inspiration for your book?
This book came about because after I finished On Track with Icing Jacqui’s best friends decided they needed their own story. I actually started writing Camille’s story first, which starts out with Jacqui and Nick’s wedding.
I knew Nick wanted Shawn as his best man, but Jacqui would never have had asked Lisa to be maid of honor. That’s pretty much when I decided that she had to go (and how her character evolved from airhead, bimbo, trophy wife to scheming gold-digger).  It turns out that Persephone was a much better match for him. He had to work hard for her affections, which was something he hadn’t had to do since he was in high school.

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?
            I just try to clear my thoughts and focus on the voice of the character I’m trying to work with at that time. I also try to make my environment as distraction-free as I possibly can, though I do need to have some kind of noise in the background, whether it’s music or television.

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
I’m a pantser. The characters seem to just leap to life on the page as my fingers fly across the keyboard.
However, I did have to do some planning as On Track with Icing evolved from a one-off into a three-book series. I created a mini bio for every character name that appears in the series. At last count there were 65 characters in the series, and about a third of them appear in all three books.
Peri’s story was pretty much inspiration and writing as the story carried me away.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?
Tons! My three main heroines, Jacqui, Peri and Cami, all took on several of my own characteristics, and Jacqui ended up with my medical history (though my story ends happier than hers). I spent 4 years working in my family’s bakery in Western Wisconsin, so they all have my work and creative experience.
I’ve also infused personality traits of my best friends into several of the other characters. And I’ve told anyone who spends any length of time in my company that anything they say or do may be used as book fodder, which has seriously worried one of my aunts. J She’s concerned that I’ll include family squabbles among my characters.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?
I’m currently working on book three of the series, Knotted Up with Passion, which is Camille’s story. I haven’t officially revealed who her love interest is yet, but there are small clues in the first two books. I have a positive feeling that the readers are going to love who she ends up with. Let’s just say that sparks have already flown, and the flame is threatening to burst into an inferno. I’m surprised their heat hasn’t made my laptop spontaneously combust! J
I also have another major project in the works, which is at minimum a 5-year project. It involves 50 stories, one for each state in the country. Two stories have already been completed, and I’m working on three more.
In addition to those projects, I’m also polishing up an erotic fantasy piece about a woman whose husband surprises her on their 10-year-anniversary by making one of her sexual fantasies come to life. It’s hotter than anything I’ve ever written before. 

My website:       www.cjbowerauthor.wordpress.com
Facebook Group Page:      https://www.facebook.com/CJBowerAuthor/

NASCAR driver Nicholas Barrister thinks he's going into Jacqui's Bakery to order a cake for his friend's bachelor party. He didn't count on falling for the woman behind the counter.

She's everything he wanted in a woman…except for one thing. 

Plus-sized bakery owner Jacqui Jacobson's confidence is at an all-time low after her public divorce and her ex-husband's despicable accusations. So the last person she expects to show interest in her is racing hot-shot Nick Barrister. But when the two click over her risqué cake designs, it seems like icing on the cake. 

However, Jacqui hasn't told him that not being able to have children was the main cause for her marriage ending. As her relationship with Nick turns from casual to serious he expresses his desire for children, and now time is running out. Can she tell him first before her ex-husband, who has reared his ugly head and is determined to destroy her new-found happiness, beats her to it? And will Nick still want her once he finds out? 

Content Warning: contains lots of steamy sexual content and exciting racing action 


While recovering from his divorce, NASCAR driver Shawn Sheldon focuses his energy on his racing career. However, a chance encounter with the innocent Persephone has him thinking about trying again. But can Peri handle Shawn’s high-profile life and the media circus that goes with it?

Can the innocent beauty heal the arrogant stock car driver’s heart?

Shawn Sheldon comes home early from Daytona and discovers his wife Lisa in their bed with two men. He immediately kicks her out and files for divorce, but the hits keep blindsiding him like a high-speed crash at Talladega. Shattered by Lisa’s betrayal, Shawn takes a self-imposed sabbatical to let his heart heal. However, a chance encounter with the beautiful Persephone encourages him to try again.

Persephone Williams has harbored a secret crush on Shawn since their introduction a year ago. While she’s dated in the past, she’s never had a steady boyfriend, and none of them inspired her to punch her V-card. After one hot, steamy kiss with Shawn, she finds herself giving in to the desires of her heart. He is arrogant—cocky, even—but he proves that he has a soft side too.

When Shawn’s ex-wife resurfaces and tries digging her red-lacquered talons into him again, he shows Peri that she’s the one he wants. But can Peri handle his high-profile career and the media circus that goes with it?

Content Warning: contains steamy sex and hot racing action
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance


Despite the fact that her parents remind her of a 50's-sitcom, Camille Coulson didn't have an easy life. She spends the first three years of her adult life as a sub for a man she thought she knew.

When the relationship takes a turn for the worse, she gets out and moves back in with her parents and younger brother. To get back on her feet, she obtains her degree in marketing and takes over the bookkeeping and promotions management position for her best friend.

However, the one thing Cami didn't count on when she started working at Jacqui's Bakery is the undeniably strong attraction for the one man who is completely off-limits to her...



           Francesca “Frankie” Cuttino relocated to the baseball-obsessed town of Kingston, Rhode Island to start a new life. She’s been taking refuge in her teaching job and indulging in binge watching TV. Welcoming the break from her three-time ex-fiancé, she takes comfort in the much needed alone time. But her sexy new neighbor has her rethinking the single life.
            Professional baseball player Jed Silver is on the hitting streak of his career. He’s the newest member of the Kingston Crushers and the town’s latest obsession. He’s enjoying his rookie status and all the attention it earns him with the women. That all changes when he stumbles onto his gorgeous next-door neighbor, who doesn’t have a clue who he is.
            As baseball fever overtakes the town these two heat up the sheets, making for one explosive summer, until Frankie’s past catches up with her.


            Sabrina Aleninis a self-assured young woman who has a clear plan for her future. As a YouTube blogger who is gaining momentum, she needs the right type of man to help her reach her goal of creating her own empire. A wealthy older man who likes hot blondes. Mixed Martial Arts fighter Silvio Almeida does not fit the bill, no matter how infuriatingly irresistible she finds him.
            In Training for his upcoming MMA fight, women aren’t on Silvio’s radar. Seeing firsthand how easily life can change in a single moment, he’s decided to live life not looking too far into the future. But his path keeps crossing with Sabrina’s, and he can’t get the beautiful blonde off his mind.
            When love throws them from their determined paths they will have to discover if the best future is the one unplanned.


            When Maggie’s ten-year-old son joins a soccer team she hopes it will be an opportunity to meet new people and move forward from the disastrous past months. After all, a broken marriage and returning home to live with her parents wasn’t quite how she envisioned her thirties.
            Agreeing to play soccer herself as a part of the parents’ team, Maggie’s lack of skill requires a little extra coaching. Leo is happy to assist, and Maggie becomes captivated by the former professional player, who ignites feelings she thought had disappeared forever.
            But as Maggie’s ex-husband pressures her to rekindle their relationship, Maggie’s guilt reaches overdrive. How can she possibly consider a future with Leo when there’s a chance of putting her family back together?


            Kelly Atkins has dedicated her life to caring for the horses at her off-track Thoroughbred rescue. When she’s forced to sell part of her land to cover mounting expenses, she’s shocked by who steps in to buy it – her high school sweetheart, Dustin. She didn’t even know the man had moved back to town. Seeing him brings back memories of the most painful time of her life. Not only had she lost the man she thought she’d spend forever with, she also lost her twin brother. And for years she held Dustin responsible for his death.
            Dustin, a former rodeo bronc rider, has plans to start a retired rodeo horse rescue. As he and Kelly start to rekindle the love they once shared, he fears what will happen when she learns his secret. A secret that could drive her away forever.


            Football superstar Wade McKinney is crushed when he’s cut from the team. How did this happen? In order to make a comeback, he needs to focus on becoming the best player he can possibly be. Leaving town for a fresh start, he takes a job as a sports reporter for a local news station. With no room for anything else in his life, Wade denies his attraction to co-anchor Rebecca Ryan.
            Since tragedy struck mere ten months ago, Rebecca has become the rock holding her family together, leaving her no time for a personal life. But there’s something about Wade McKinney that has her wondering what his story is.
            Wade only sees a future in football and Rebecca hasn’t the time for a relationship. But when fate steps in, Wade and Rebecca find something they weren’t looking for in each other.


            Racing is all Catalina Bryant ever wanted to do. She’s spent the past fifteen years climbing the ranks and paying her dues, which included fighting off slurs and innuendoes regarding her gender. Overcoming many setbacks, she has finally made it to the highest level in NASCAR and is on the eve of starting her rookie season.
            Her new crew chief, Chad Kiesgen, is incredible. He has a strong work ethic and amazing integrity. Just the guy to help her achieve her goal. However, she hits a speed bump when the sizzling chemistry between them carries over to their personal lives, which could damage both of their careers.

            There’s another man lurking in the background who wants Cat for himself and will stop at nothing to claim her. Will Cat find love in Victory Lane, or will her career crash and burn before she leaves the starting line?