You know you wanna read it.

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.

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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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New Cover for Charley!!

I’ve got a new cover! What do y’all think?

 

It’s not every day a girl takes out the trash and is nearly run over for it, but that’s exactly what happens to Sara Livingston. Manager and waitress at a bar, Sara typically spends her days serving drinks and turning up the TV volume on the latest sport’s game, a job that is quite enough to make her mostly liked by all. When she’s dropped into a game of cat and mouse with a stalker, she has no idea who could be behind the wheel of the truck or why they want her flattened on the pavement.

 

With her private eye brother out of town, she’s relying on her brother’s coworker, Clark Russells, to keep her from eating asphalt.

 

This is book two in my new mystery series! Clark Russells and Sara’s brother, Brad, make their debut appearence in my first mystery release, In Her Sights, that is now available from these fine folks: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | ARe | Smashwordsibookstore | Diesel

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99 Cents for a Book ’til Nov 1!

And that’s why I’m not a rapper.

Anyway, from now through Halloween (because I LOVE a holiday where you get candy) grab my newest release, IN HER SIGHTS for .99 at these places: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | AllRomance

Ya’ll that’s $5 off, so don’t wait!

4.5 Stars from Ramblings of a Chaotic Mind! “One part Robin Hood and one part Tomb Raider make this a winner in the literary world!”

From Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews- 4Stars and a True Gem! “Charley (Keri) has a way of drawing you in to her stories and not letting you go. If you are looking for something new, fresh, and different…I highly recommend In Her Sights, I have no doubt you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!”

Some call her a killer.
Others call her a hero.

Lexie Olympia calls herself neither. She’s getting the job done because she can. A beloved philanthropist by day who’s nicknamed Melville’s Sweetheart, Lexie has the city wrapped around her little finger. Having been a victim in the past, left behind with the killer still on the loose, Lexie knows what it’s like to live with that fear. Instead of biting her nails over it, she takes action. Drug lords, gang leaders, con artists, kidnappers, serial killers, anyone who leaves behind innocent victims are marked on Lexie’s list.

When a neighbor leaves a stolen ancient dagger on her doorstep and skips town, Lexie’s left picking up the pieces. The police, a local private investigator, and a gang are all after this artifact and Lexie uses her nighttime persona, Artemis, to get to the bottom of things. Everything is going smoothly until she gets caught.

Read Chapter One HERE

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$5 OFF and it won’t last long!!!

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Week 1: The Roughnecks Blog Tour

Hey, hey hey! are we ready to kick this baby off for Rough Ride?

Monday, May 14 I’m at Sasha Devlin’s House with a Monday Play Peek!

Monday, May 14 Authors Promoting Authors talking about about sexual tension! Something I think Lane and Gretchen have a lot of!

Tuesday, May 15 I’m at Ramblings Of A Chaotic Mind. I managed to get all thee girls rounded up and sat down together. There’s a little talk and a lot of laughter!

Thursday, May 17 I’m at Silken Sheets & Seductions Sexting. Really. Be sure to drop by.

But I know what you all really want. The books I’m giving away this week!

I’ll post all the winners of these contests on my blog this Sunday. Tip: if the winner of one of the books fails to contact me, I’ll pick a new winner out of those subscribed to my blog (top right–enter your email).

Yee-hawwwww! Now Go! Comment! Win some books! Take a look at mine while you’re at it!

Like to read before you buy? Chapter One is easily found here

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. 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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**Comments are closed so not to confuse anyone. If you want to win a book, you have to post at the blog I’m visiting. My posts will go live on the day they’re listed. So if it’s Tuesday, don’t be looking for me on the blog I’m scheduled for on Thursday until it’s Thursday**

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Welcome To The Roughnecks’ Blog Tour!

Welcome to the Roughnecks’ Blog Tour!

**Before I lose you in all this information–there’s a giveaway at the end! Don’t click away yet!**

I am so excited about everything happening, so just follow right along. See that subscribe button in the top corner? That will be the best way to keep up with this blog tour. Enter your email in the box and every post on this blog will be emailed to you. From giveaways to enter, sneak peeks, recipes and everybody’s favorite—winners!

For the next four weeks, I’ll be celebrating the release of Rough Ride. Come August, it’ll be Rough Play. And then in November if I haven’t died from all the blogging, another blog-fun-filled-few-weeks for Rough Tumble

Recipes, you say? Keri you write sexy, southern, contemporary romance books. Why are you posting recipes? Because the heroine of Rough Ride is a fattening, sugar baking machine. And her friends love her for it because Gretchen can crank out some seriously large number of pies. And you want those pie recipes. Trust me!

Don’t miss Monday Play Peeks! Over the next four weeks I’ll post the first chapter from book two of the seires, Rough Play, wherever I’m guesting on that Monday.

Lots of wonderful, wonderful author friends have donated their book for me to giveaway. Every single blog stop I have will feature a book giveaway from yours truly or one of these fabulous authors who have thankfully donated their book. Some are print. Some are digital. Some are US only and some are international!

The book Giveaway list includes!

Through The Wall by Keri Ford
On The Fence by Keri Ford
In The Hay by Keri Ford
Making Her Nights by Keri Ford
Satisfying Her Tastes by Keri Ford
Chasing Her Trail by Keri Ford
Rough Ride by Keri Ford
Rough Play by Keri Ford
Rough Tumble by Keri Ford
The Past Came Haunting by Donnell Anne Bell
Texas Two Step by Cynthia D’Alba
Acceptable Risks by Natalie Damschroder
Under The Moon by Natalie Damschroder
Stone Kissed by Keri Stevens
Bloom by Julie Anne Lindsey
Winner’s Pick by Winnie Griggs
Vegas Two-Step by Liz Talley
Kentucky Cowboy by Jan Scarbrough
When The Officer Says ‘I Do’ by Jeanette Murray
Daniel’s Dare by Sasha Devlin
Series Of Short Stories by Kari Lyn Dell
Long-Distance Lovers by Karen Booth & Karen Stivali
Silent Partner by Renee Vincent
Better Than Catnip by Ruth J. Hartman
The Baby Who Saved Dr. Cynical by Connie Cox
Target Of Betrayal by Melissa Ohnoutka
According To Plan by Madison J. Edwards
Two Brothers by Christina Wolfer
Turn It Up by Inez Kelley
In Love And War by Suzanne Barrett
Sierra Bride by Suzanne Barrett
As She Liked It by Voirey Linger
Desert Blade by Ella Drake
A Hint Of Frost by Hailey Edwards
Bone Dust And Beginnings by Angela White (music auto plays if you’re at work!)
The Survivors by Angela White (music auto plays if you’re at work!)
Ice Princess by Jennifer Anderson
Altered Destiny by Shawna Thomas **2012 RT REVIEWER’S CHOICE WINNER!!**
Fool Me Once by Lacey Wolfe

The wonderful blogs I’m visiting for Rough Ride include:

May 14 – Authors Promoting Authors
May 15 – Ramblings of a Chaotic Mind
May 17 – Silken Sheets and Seduction
May 21 – Melissa Schroeder 
May 22 – Guitly Pleasures 
May 23 – Arlene Hittle
May 23 – Everybody Needs A Little Romance 
May 24 – The Naughty Girls Next Door
May 28 – Here at my blog for a Play Peek!
May 29 – Kaily Hart 
May 30 – Babette James -
June 4 – What’s On The Bookshelf 
June 5 – Penelope Merrin
June 6 – Everybody Needs A Little Romance
June 7 – Sorcha Mowbray
July 19 – Limecello

How about we go ahead and kick this thing off right?

Leave me a comment on the blog to be entered once. Tell me you’re excited about the tour, tell me hi, or just tell me I’m nuts.
If you subscribe to my blog (top right, enter your email) and all those subscribed will automatically be entered two times!
Do both and you’ll be entered three times!

If I draw your name, you’ll be entered to win my entire Uninhibited in Apple Trail, Arkansas Series. That’s six novellas that will be sent in two easy ebook volumes AND in your efile format of choice. You have all week before I’ll close the comments. I’ll pick a winner on Friday afternoon. If you already have the set, then you get to pick a friend to give them to!

Blog tour kicks off Monday, May 14 with a Monday Play Peek! Can’t wait to see you all then!

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Rough Ride is on Goodreads and you could get an early copy!

My May release, Rough Ride, is on Goodreads!

Add the book to your shelf (to-read, want-to-get  –any shelf you want!) and you’ll be entered for a .pdf ARC! I’ll pick a winner on Friday afternoon. That’s about a week & 1/2 before the book releases and just in time for some weekend reading.

Start adding! The more who add it to their shelf, the more winners I’ll pick!

 

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Small Town Romances Can Mean Big Time Drama

So pleased to have Julie Anne Lindsey here today! Her new release is set in a small town kind of place just like my books are! Give her a big hello and be sure to try her books out!

I love small towns. Some of my favorite parts about them serve a double purpose as the most frustrating things as well. But, you take the good with the bad and you make lemonade or something like that. Roll with the punches? I’m not great with clichés or were those metaphors…

What I’m trying to say is small towns make for great story settings. All those nosey neighbors are great as amateur detectives. It’s nearly impossible to get away with anything in a little town, and I love it. This is probably why crime rates are so low in small towns. Also, no decent citizen would knowingly let another go without food. The dual fact that they are watching you and someone will always feed your family reduces the need for crime quite a bit. I like that too. I also like calling the neighbor when I can’t find my kids – not the police- because the neighbors will retrieve them far faster.

But my stories aren’t about moms and kids. I write sweet romances. In small towns, romance can be tricky. Lovers have to contend with things like everyone knows you two are fooling around and they *might* be praying for you at Sunday Service. There’s also the fact you can’t propose unless you buy a ring in a neighboring state or the jeweler will phone your sweetie’s mama before you get back to town with that ring. Surprise pregnancy? Uhn-uh. Honey everyone saw how you turned green at last weekend’s campfire and that was water in your little red cup all night. You didn’t fool anyone.

Secrets take a little work in a small town and you have to give a respectful nod when anyone gets away with anything. This is why I love writing romance in Honey Creek. All those well-meaning neighbors, chomping at the bit to get those young single folks together. Except sometimes the young single folks can’t see what’s right before their eyes. *Imagines all the older ladies shaking their heads in shame*/ They see it. Why don’t my characters? LOL.

In my debut novella, Bloom, my main character Cynthia has returned home after many years to check on grandma. The plan is too check and leave, but the draw of home is powerful. Add an adoring ex and a handsome new neighbor and she’s got problems. Cynthia is all kinds of feisty too, so her mouth keeps her back peddling while her heart splits right through the center. Bloom is dear to my heart and I hope readers will connect with my couple and smile, maybe swoon or share a collective goose bump. I am a believer. If we’ll let it, Love will bloom anywhere. It too is powerful.

I hope you’ll visit Honey Creek if you need a good old country escape. It’s a beautiful place where anything can happen. Kick off your shoes, relax into that porch swing and cuddle up to a steamy mug of soup with my debut novella Bloom! Now taking a trip to Honey Creek is as easy as Amazon : ) See you there!

Bloom by Julie Anne Lindsey

In a town filled with her past, she never expected to find her future…

Seven years ago Cynthia left Honey Creek with a broken heart. Three years ago Mitchell arrived with one.  Now Cynthia’s come home, and these two hardened hearts can’t stop arguing. If they’d only take a break long enough to find some common ground, they might be surprised to find love can grow anywhere.

If they’ll let it, love will find a way to Bloom.

*Bloom is book one in my new Seeds of Love series.  I’ll be planting those seeds all year.

About Julie:

I am a mother of three, wife to a sane person and Ring Master at the Lindsey Circus. Most days you’ll find me online, amped up on caffeine & wielding a book.

You can find my blogging about the writer life at Musings from the Slush Pile

Tweeting my crazy at @JulieALindsey

Reading to soothe my obsession on GoodReads

And other books by me on Amazon

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Rough Ride – New Excerpt Posted!!!

Coming May 2012 is the first book of my new series, The Roughnecks! I finally have details and Chapter One ready to post!

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. 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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Click To Read Chapter One

 If you’re hunting for something else to read until May, check out my other novellas, Uninhibited In Apple Trail, Arkasnas

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Authors Helping Harry

I saw this come through twitter and thought it sounded sweet and wanted to pass information along:

“Britain’s Kindest Kid”, Harry Moseley, is more than a nice kid with a big heart; he’s a real life hero. An eleven-year old hero with an inoperable brain tumor who has raised over £500,000.00 for Cancer Research UK.

Joining Harry in his quest for research funds, are an amazing group of 19 romance writers, along with a wonderful cover artist/graphic designer, who have come together to support Harry, and his charity: Cancer Research UK.

“Author Moments” is a collection of essays written by these talented writers. As a bonus, each author has included an excerpt from one of their current, or upcoming, releases.

From the New York Times bestselling lists to the writer who is just beginning their quest, you will find this anthology filled with generous writing advice and anecdotes. It won’t matter where you are on your road to publication or even in your life journey, Author Moments will fill you with love, laughter and a renewed hope that all things are possible when you care enough to come together and make a difference.  Like real life hero, Harry Moseley.

The Authors Helping Harry invite you to pitch in and help Harry find a cure simply by purchasing a copy of this wonderful anthology.

Book is available for .99 from Smashwords | Now At Amazon Kindle!

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Making Her Nights – Excerpt!

The following excerpt is sexualy graphic. You’ve been warned. I don’t normally post the really dirty parts (*g*) but Nathan Dunbar suggested this scene. He’s a completely awesome fellow (you should really be following him on twitter), a bookseller, and wears a shirt that says “Book Pimp” so I figure he knows what he’s doing. :)

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Tiffany stared off at the hardwood floors of his kitchen. “Why don’t you go change and I’ll get us started.”

Mike glanced down the front of him. “What’s wrong with what I’m wearing?”

“It’s work clothes. Go put some pajama pants on. Get comfortable. That’s the idea.”

Pajama pants. So he could sit there with a pitched tent all night? Why exactly had he mentioned not wanting to go to the bar again? This was worse. Far, Far worse.

She looked up at him. “You have to do what I say, remember?”

Like hell, but he nodded as if that was going to happen. He went to his room and changed to a pair of jeans. If he could get them both on, he’d wear two pair just to have the reinforced zipper. At the rate he was going, he’d be splitting the seams. Never in his life had he been so hard and his cock only seemed to be getting more and more interested. This was going to be one long ass night. He stripped off his nice shirt, but left his undershirt on, put his shoes away in the closet and turned to stare at the bed.

Powerless to stop it, the image of Tiffany lying there filled his head. Long blonde hair fanned over his pillows. Lean tanned legs on his white sheets. Full breasts arched toward the ceiling, nipples pebbled and wanting his mouth. Cheeks flushed. Breath gasping. His cock pounded in painful heated throbs.

He tugged at his too tight jeans. God it was a vice in there. He shuffled his legs, looking for ease, but only having it build up to more. His balls were stuffed and squeezed. He leaned on his dresser, aching for relief, but not gaining any. Gut twisted and sweat coated him.

He reached for his jeans again. Tugged the zipper away from him and stroked his palm down his cock. His vision blurred for a bit, a small breath of release whispered through his blood and was gone the moment the stroke was over.

Pounding pressure swelled. He gripped the edge of the dresser as squeezing pain turned to gut gnawing blue balls. Hours more of Tiffany at arms’ length flashed in his mind. Again he saw her in his bed. Saw him between her thighs taking what he’d always dreamed off. Sweat dampening her hair. Color flushing her cheeks as he thrust in and out until she screamed out his name.

Before he thought better of it, his jeans were pushed down a little. His hand was gripping his cock and pumping his length. Pressure exploded. Warm wetness coated his hand. A growl tore up his throat. The tang of sex covered the air. He hunched over his dresser for a breath, for balance.

Hell.

He’d just jacked off with her in the next room. He was losing it. Slowly she was unraveling all his senses. It’d be a miracle if he made it through the night. He hurried and cleaned up, fastened his jeans and for good measure, added a belt.

This was why he had never touched or gotten closer than necessary. This was why he accepted he would never have her. She made him crazy.

He walked back in the living room and found her stretched across the couch. She wore easy to remove green cotton shorts now instead of jeans. Her socks and shoes were gone. Her toe nails were still pink like yesterday at the river.

He was afraid to know what else was in that bag she brought over. The popcorn bowl was in her lap. His coffee table dragged close. Her water was at her elbow. His tea was on the other end of the table. The end away from the recliner, forcing him to either move the drink or sit on the couch with her. Sit by her with her silky smooth legs near him.

She looked over her shoulder and smiled. “There you are. Was starting to wonder if you’d gotten lost.”

He cleared his throat and looked up at the paused TV. The movie title was on screen. His gaze fell back on hers. “You rented Weekend At Bernies?”

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Available for $1.99 from Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble (Nook) | All Romance Ebooks and Omnilit | Turquoise Morning Press

More information on Making Her Nights, click this!

 

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