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Rough Ride back with a new cover!

Rough Ride is back and you can pick it up today! Grab it while it’s still discounted for its re-release sale! And what do we think about that new cover?

Available from: Amazon | B&N | ARe | iBookstore | Kobo (coming soon from ibooks and kobo!)

Rough Ride

You do for family, no matter what. Lane Iverson knows that better than anyone. Harboring a secret about his mother’s death, Lane is counting the days until he finishes helping his brothers with some work and can head back to his hiding hole hours away. As long as he doesn’t have to face his three brothers every day, the guilt is easier to carry.

There is only one thing that can risk his plan. She stands all of five foot tall with these deep eyes and a voice that shudders through him. The completely addicting, Gretchen Jones. She’s been watching him the entire time he’s been in town. With courage from her friends behind her, she confronts what she wants. To her surprise, that’s the easy part. Keeping her heart protected when she knows he’ll be leaving? Not so easy, but her only choice.

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Keri Ford in 2013. 10 releases…3 series…1 new world!

Most writers make goals. They may be monthly, quarterly, yearly–I even have some out that I hope to accomplish over the next two or three years! Part of the fun of making new goals is looking back on what you’ve accomplished. So here’s what I did in 2013:

I published 9 stories. 6 of those were reissuing my blacklist. 1 of those was a bundle of 3 of those stories. 2 of those were a new release.

Out of those 9, I completely published a whole series and the start to a brand-new series that I’m excited to continue into 2014!

If I get at all lucky, I’ll have 1 more book to add to my total for 2013. I got sick for a week before the holidays and it threw me off my goals. We’ll see. :) if so, that’ll be the start of re-releasing my most popular series–The Roughnecks.

So those 9 stories? Here they are:

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An Apple Trail Novella Series, 1

Available From: Amazon | B&N | ibookstore | ARe | Kobo

“I absolutely LOVED this book, and have already read it three times since I bought it. It’s sexy and sultry without too much erotica, but leaves you breathless”  Cherisse Jones | 5 Stars (via Amazon)

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An Apple Trail Novella Series, 2

Available From:  Amazon | B&N | Apple All Romance Ebooks | Kobo 

“A great read, fast compelling read, hooks you in from the start. great balance of action-romance-mystery for any reader… romance syeamy enough to curl your toes without being overly graphic.” RL Jedlicka | 5Stars

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An Apple Trail Novella Series, 3

Available From: Amazon B&N | Apple  All Romance Ebooks | Kobo

“So far I have read all of the apple trail novella series and have enjoyed immensely! I recommend reading to all romance lovers” Jennifer Kight | 5Stars

“I fell in love with this series it just captures you and brings you into the book to a place where you feel at home!!!” kk | 5Stars

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An Apple Trail Novella Series, 4

Available From: Amazon B&N | iTunes | ARe Kobo

“Keri Ford is a new author to me and she hooked me with Making Her Nights. I don’t know what took me so long to read this book. I absolutely LOVED it!! A short~fun~sexy read!!” Mariann at Belle’s Book Bag | 5Stars

“Keri has the uncanny ability to make you want to pack your bags and head to Apple Trail, Arkansas and move right in. Can’t wait for the next installment!” Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

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Tastes

An Apple Trail Novella Series, 5

Available From: Amazon B&N | ARe | Kobo iTunes

“Keri Ford’s unique voice is pure fun!” Mira | 5Stars

“Readers who have yet to get lost in Apple Trail, Arkansas should absolutely pick up this series. They don’t have to be read in order, but once you start you’ll be hooked.” Dahlia | 5Stars

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Trail

An Apple Trail Novella Series, 6

Available From:  Amazon | B&N | ARe | Apple* | Kobo*

*This is a new release. Apple and Kobo shut down over the holidays! Look for this title available from the sellers shortly after the new year.

“I have enjoyed these quick, sexy novellas in Keri Ford’s Apple Trail series for the most part, and Chasing Her Trail, might be my favorite of the group.” A. Schreiner “smexybooks” | 4Stars

“ love this series. It’s honest, real and makes my heart go pitter patter. Having said all that, Keri Ford has given us an ending fitting to her series. I think I say this with each book of hers I read, but this is her best work yet!” Nikki B | 5Stars

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An Apple Trail Novella Series, Bundle 1

Get the first three stories in Apple Trail in one easy collection!

Available From: Amazon B&N | | Apple Kobo All Romance Ebooks

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My all new series – Chester Farms

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A Chester Farms Novella

Available From: Amazon B&N | ARe iBookstore Kobo

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“This is a great book. Keri Ford includes some witty humor — especially the shower part for Tasha! Pick this one up. You’ll be happy to have it as part of your book collection.” WolfeMama | 5Stars
“I always enjoy Keri’s books! They are are always good for a “hot read”. Keep it up and I’ll keep reading” T Mac | 5Stars
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never stopped loving you

A Chester Farms Novel, 1

Available From: Carina Press | Amazon B&N | ARe | iBookstore Kobo
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“Crazy, nosy busybodies are everywhere and some really good ones live in Bella Warren! Fun read for vacation, beach or any time!” Homeschool Mom of 6 | 5Stars
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“I recommend this book to anyone with a true romantic heart.” The Kindle Book Reviews | 5Stars
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Look for the start to The Roughnecks soon!

Ride Finished

Happy New Year! It was great in 2013 and I can’t wait for what 2014 brings!!

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The last Apple Trail Novella is here!

Get the final story in the Apple Trail Novella series today! The re-release sale ends next week!

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Jessie McBride barely survived the unexpected death of her loving parents. Forced to fend for herself with few people to depend on while raising her younger cousin, Jessie learned to be self-sufficient. She kept a few friends close and pushed the rest of the world away, along with that helpless, dependent girl she was once. Been there, done that, never again.

It works until Henry Green enters her life, with sentimental tales of his grandpa and family. Jessie is drawn in as Henry strives to take care of the man who raised him. But while Henry is putting things in place for his grandpa to retire, his well-intended controlling ways are smothering Jessie.

Can Henry’s invitation back to life and love tempt Jessie to drop the emotional wall, or will Henry give up on chasing the girl she once was?

 

Available From: Amazon | B&N | ARe | Apple | Kobo

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Welcome To Chester Farms!

*unlocks the gate and swings it wide*

come in, come in!

I signed the contract for Never Stopped Loving You a year ago and now it’s here!

never stopped loving youGet it now from Carina Press | Amazon B&N | ARe | iBookstore Kobo

*Audio Book*

Excerpt | Reviews

At eighteen, Kara Duncan had already made her fair share of mistakes, choosing the wrong boy and earning herself a bad reputation in the process. Hurt and humiliated, she’d packed up and moved on, sure that everyone in Bella Warren, Arkansas, would be better off without her. She’d planned never to return, but when crisis strikes, she has nowhere else to turn.

After seven years, Wade Chester thought his feelings for Kara were finally ancient history. Until he sees her again, standing on his front porch just as she’d done a million times before. She needs his help—and his family’s crops—if her canning business is going to survive. The rest of his family has let bygones be bygones, so why is it so hard for him to let go of the past?

While Kara claims to be interested only in putting things right, the old heat flaring between them is undeniable. But Wade will need to risk his heart—and the reputation of his farm—to prove that they’re meant to be together.

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A Thanksgiving book just in time for Thanksgiving!

all I want is you 713x1134For the US, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Our friends to the north recently celebrated theirs.

Thanksgiving is here. The holiday season is here! That means a lot of things, but to readers, that means–Holiday Books! Bookstores will soon be bursting with holiday books. Many are shorter–because we have less time! Some are even cheaper–we have less money! 30lb turkeys and ham empty the pocketbook! Not to mention Christmas is almost on us!

So I say take a break from it all. Sit back for just a few minutes and enjoy the holidays doing something you like to do–READ! My new story, All I Want Is You is now available–

She could still leave, right now, if she wanted to. Put a stop to this, keep her good, well-behaved, wait-a-month-into-the-relationship panties on and leave. Dear God, the very idea of walking out of here was downright laughable. 

Tasha Parks dropped out of college, cashed in her savings and opened an ice cream store. All her energy should be going into that store. There’s just one problem. Patrick Abington. Handsome, sweet and oh so shy, all Tasha wants for Christmas is him.

Patrick has had his eye on Tasha since she moved to town and opened the only ice cream store for miles. Being flat broke has kept him from asking her out. When a friend gets them in the same room, he can’t back away. Desperate not to let her go, it’s time to think out of the box for ways he can win her heart.

Amazon | ARe | B&N | iBookstore* | Kobo*

(*will be available soon from these stores)

There’s a few things that make All I Want Is You the *perfect* holiday book.

1- It’s only .99. That’s right. .99. Less than a cup of coffee at most places and it lasts even longer than one!

2- It’s perfect for reading *right now* because…there’s a Thanksgiving scene! You want to know what Thanksgiving is like for the Fords? You can get a pretty good look at it from this book.

3-It’s about 44,000-words. So it’s meaty to keep you entertained, but short enough to fit in your busy schedule.

4-Oh this is my favorite. There’s a two chapter excerpt of my upcoming release–Never Stopped Loving You at the end. Yes, TWO chapters. there’s only one here on my website. It’s the only place you can see that second chapter.

5-I’ve been talking about my new series, Chester Farms for about a year now. If you want a quick peek at the Chesters, All I Want Is You will do that for you.

And there’s still the ice cream, the shy hero, the nervous heroine and all those other good parts too! Oh heck, how about a little clip from the story–

Chapter One

Patrick Abington checked his email and text messages for an update every other second and got nothing. Again. Sit in a parking lot looking like aall I want is you 713x1134 creeper? That could be checked off the bucket list that never existed. It was either that, or go inside the ice cream shop and wait.

Where he’d have to talk…to her.

His throat tightened at just the idea of carrying on actual conversation beyond asking for two scoops of ice cream. Nerves chewed up his gut and spit it out like a chump. He readjusted in his truck seat and refreshed his phone because going inside alone—not happening. If he just tended to his phone and sent messages to his friend who was late, he wouldn’t look as crazy. Every time he stared at the bright screen stating no new messages though, his head was all but pulled against his will to lift so he could look through the store front windows to see her again.

Her hair was as dark as the waffle cone she held in her hand and lips matched the cherries decorating the walls. While he didn’t know for sure, he was positive her skin was sweet like the chocolate chip cookie dough he occasionally ordered. It just had to be. Creamy, white skin with a light dusting of freckles over her nose seemed like the perfect fit. Then there was her voice. Sweet and so soft. Just wrapped a hug around a man and sucked him in. Forget the cherry topping off his order, when she handed his ice cream across the counter with that smile beaming from her eyes, he turned into a stumbling idiot trying to walk out of there.

A shiver went through him and he returned to refreshing his texts once again to see where in the hell Whitney had gotten off to. She was supposed to meet him here half an hour ago and the ice cream shop was closing in five minutes. Knowing Whitney, she could be distracted by a marathon of trashy TV or playing games on the computer.

He leaned back in his seat for a look down the road to see if there were any headlights, but he got nothing. He shot off another text to her, and her brother this time, and waited.

Time ticked over for another five minutes.

Nothing. Unable to help himself, he glanced back to those store windows to see Tasha by the front wiping down a table and putting chairs on top of the white, shiny surfaces. There had to be a dozen tables in there with four or more chairs at each one. She was in there all by herself, doing that all alone.

While he sat out here. Doing nothing but staring. Hell. He shut off his truck and stepped out.

As often as a fool this one woman made him feel, he couldn’t just sit in his truck while she was doing all that heavy lifting. All those chairs. Not that she couldn’t handle them, but if he sat in his truck, then he became a creeper and a lazy son of a gun. The latter just wasn’t going to happen.

all I want is you 713x1134The metal bar of the front door was blessedly cold against his sweaty palms as he pushed it open. The bell dinged a familiar welcome as he stepped into the much needed air conditioning.

Not that it was hot outside. It was November and in the sixties. Problem was, it heated about a thousand degrees under his skin at the sight of her polka-dotted apron strings dangling over the sweet curves of her ass. He made a point to clear his throat so not to have a repeat of that one time his voice cracked when he tried talking to her.

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If you want the rest of the scene, you can dig around on my website for it. Or just grab it for .99 right now!

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Sometimes y’all are so much better at this than me.

Okay, probably a lot of times. Want some honesty? I’m one of those authors who reads her reviews. I know, I know, some authors are all like NO!!!! but I do. I love to be flattered (joke. nevermind, I lie. I was being honest. I love flattery.). But really, I do read them because I love knowing what people think. It’s a part of people watching. And sometimes I come across great nuggets of things.

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Things where readers say things SO MUCH BETTER than I ever could.

It would be hard to listen through a wall. When the person on the other side is who you really want.Peaches

So if you’re ever browsing my site, don’t be surprised to come across something you’ve said that I’ve linked back to. Because y’all are awesome like that. And that quote? It’s about my book Through The Wall, that’s FREE!

 

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Last Chance at .99 over Labor Day Weekend!

My .99 re-release sale is almost over! I’m extending it through the holiday weekend so don’t wait and grab In The Hay now!

 

It’s been a White Picket Fence life for Nicolette. Charming but tedious. She graduated high school, raring to go. Nothing is ever as easy Hay 677x1000as it seems, though. The fear of being stuck in a rut, living a dull day-to-day life, keeps Nicolette from settling on a career despite her six years of college. When the chance arrives for her to house sit, she takes opportunity by the horns for some playtime. She would finally experience life and find something to make her happy.

Drew knows exactly what he wants. To run the family construction business. Too bad his dad doesn’t think he’s ready. They make a deal: Drew will help his cousin put up a new fence and after he’s learned hard work, the construction business is his. Drew’s not sure why learning to string a fence together will see him suitable for a career of paper pushing, but he’ll do it.

When Drew meets the wanna-be-free-spirited Nicolette in the small town of Apple Trail, Arkansas, his determined thoughts of what he’s always worked for begins to sway. Nicolette’s finding the fun in life during their temporary relationship. After she gets a taste of what living is supposed to be, how will either of them walk away?

Available From: Amazon | B&N | | Apple Kobo | All Romance Ebooks | Smashwords
Coming Soon From: Sony | Diesel
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Or maybe you’re new to Apple Trail and want to catch up in the cheapest and easiest (two of my favorite things!) way? Grab Through The Wall, On The Fence and In The Hay in this bundle for only $3.99!

Get it from: Amazon | B&N | | Apple | Kobo | All Romance Ebooks

 

 

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Just sitting here tickled pink!

Y’all. Do you know what y’all are? The best readers ever!

Yesterday I posted the re-issue of Through The Wall (it’s FREE! Details below). Not even twenty-four hours had passed and many of you had already grabbed the book. Some of you have already read and taken time to post a review!

THANK YOU

You’ve made my day, my week, my month. Seriously. I’m so completely tickled. Let’s just say y’all have set the bar high for Son’s Graduation this week to best it. I’m completely blessed.

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She doesn’t want wild and raunchy, just a little spice…
He wants commitment and long-term, not a quick roll…
Two best friends who both want each other, but for very different reasons.
The walls are thin in the Apple Trail Apartments. Ever since she moved in after her divorce, Stephanie has listened to her best friend next door getting busy. By the bed knocking on the wall and the gasping women, Stephanie wants to be one of those women on the other side. She just has to get the courage up to ask.
The only woman Parker Madison ever wanted long-term was the very-married Stephanie. He’s tried finding a substitute, but there just isn’t another woman like her. Now that she’s available, he just has to keep his hands to himself for a respectable length of time after her divorce. He’s planning to make a move after eight months. Stephanie takes him by surprise after three. Does he fulfill her request and risk becoming that best friend rebound guy or wait it out to better his chances for happily ever after?

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*Amazon doesn’t allow me to set the price to free. Amazon auto-price matches to other sellers. If Amazon’s price is .99, grab the title free at ARe! Select the .mobi file for your kindle!
**Will be available free from B&N, Sony, ect soon!
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New Books! New Series! New Titles!!

If you haven’t seen the news yet, I am so stoked to say I sold a book to Carina Press! With any luck, they won’t realize what sort of redneck, hillbilly they have brought into their fold until I have at least several books in. If you’ve been around, yes, this is the book I’ve been talking about when I had been saying “I hope I’ll have news soon on something!”

What’s the new book about? I’m not sure what all I can share, so I’m going to keep this short. Country, small-town and Southern but the fun new part? it’s LONG!! Right now before we go into edits, it’s 90,000-words. Several readers have mentioned wanting me to go longer and I have listened! So I’d like to welcome you to the new town of Bella Warren, Arkansas. I’m going to take you to a small family run fruit and vegetable farm. There’s some romance, there’s some scared feelings about facing the past, and a lot of hope for the future!

I think everyone’s favorite part so far is the heroine, Kara, cans jam. I have to tell you, as a canner, I’m thrilled about that! I was afraid many would find it old-timeish and that’s sad because canning is so awesome. While my hero’s most important role (other than trying to sweet talk Kara!) is keeping the farm in shape and the produce growing, Wade also invents tractor parts. His family is like Henry Ford in the tractor world.

And the title? I don’t know. :) I’m brainstorming some up now and that’s what started this post! Have you ever heard of wordle.net? It could just be me behind on the times, but I loaded part of my manuscript in there and it spit out this neat graphic!

(if you click the picture, it’ll be bigger). Well, I thought it was cool.

And I should point out that if you want to keep up with the lastest info on this new adventure, get some canning recipes, and get all the news on it the fastest–join my new newsletter! Just click here and sign up! (I’m not going to be flooding your mail every week. Just every now and then when I have something awesome to share!)

So. what do y’all think? And any title ideas off that graphic? By looking at that I’m getting Wade Backs Kara Just Like Time Wanted

maybe I should load a new set of words in?

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Rough Tumble Is Out!!!

 

Happy to announce my last book set in the little town of Apple Trail, Arkansas is now available!

Having her fiancé admit through email that he married another girl while away was humiliating enough. Telling the small town the truth was something Tonya just couldn’t face yet. With him in the military, it seemed easy to let everyone think they were still together. Just for a little while. Fast-forward through time a few months and Tonya’s restless, lonely, and unsure how to fix her lie. To add to that, she’s finding her best friend, Trent Iverson, more and more attractive.

When Tonya confesses the truth, Trent feels like his life is finally on the right path. Everything is smooth sailing until old fears that makes him controlling surface. He has to face the mirror and see his controlling ways if he wants to keep Tonya.

$2.99 at Amazon Kindle | B&N Nook | AllRomanceEbooks | TMP | Smashwords

Coming soon in print from Amazon | B&N | TMP

Read Chapter One Here

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I hope you’ll check it out! I also have a new newsletter! It started over a sort of turkey dressing dare. So if you want my grandma’s dressing recipe (coming to you in VIDEO!) sign up for my newsletter!

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