Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#TeaserTuesday from Christina Tetreault's Hometown Love

Here is a tiny teaser from Hometown Love book 2 in Christina's Love On The North Shore Series.

In the fire pit, a log crackled sending tiny sparks up. “Tell me about it. I wouldn’t know what to do with all her energy.” Mack watched the flames dancing for a moment, the sight a bit hypnotizing. “She liked having you here tonight.” He realized that now with Grace in bed Jessie would be leaving. Although he'd never once considered spending an evening with Jessie before, he didn't want her to leave now. “She wants you to come back tomorrow.” He leaned a little closer, his forearm brushing hers.

Jessie moistened her bottom lip and swallowed. “Don't you—”

Before she could finish her sentence, he leaned even closer. “ I want you to come back tomorrow.” Mack closed the distance between them and touched his lips to hers.

And if you have visited the North Shore yet, book 1 The Courage To Love is free for all e-readers.

Friday, June 19, 2015

What Makes A Good Romance Heroine? #amreading #romance

Authors and readers are always talking about the heroes in romance stories. Today I want to talk about the heroines in our romance novels.

When I sit down to write a story, I put just as much thought into my heroines as I do my heroes. After all we have all read stories were we want to grab the heroine by the shoulders and shake her a few times until she gets some common sense.  I don’t want that to be the case when readers pick up one of my books.

So what characteristics do my heroines need? First, they need to be intelligent. That doesn’t mean they all need to be rocket scientists, but I need them to be smart enough to take care of themselves regardless of whether they have a man in their life. They need to be able to tell when a man is treating them poorly and be strong enough to walk away from them.

I also like my heroines to be unique. I don’t want all my stories to be filled with beautiful tall, blonde schoolteachers because that is not reality.  In fact I have tried hard to make each of my heroines as different from each other as possible while still making them life like.  True, two of my heroines have been school teachers but I have also had a heroine who was a doctor in the US Navy, a Chief of Staff for a US Senator, an interior designer, a movie star, a store manager, a nurse, and in my upcoming book the heroine is a gourmet chef. 

Since I do put so much thought into the heroines in my stories, I would love to hear what qualities or characteristics you like to see in a heroine.

And if you want to check out some of the heroines in my stories all my books are available for all e-readers, including my latest book which is available for Pre-Order at a special discounted price.

Everyone views Grayson Sherbrooke as a carefree billionaire who lives a life of luxury.  However, Gray is much more than that. Now, Gray must decide between the woman he loves and the secret he has kept from the world.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

New Release: Secret Blend #amreading #ebooks

When longtime courtroom rivals Rachel Richards and Brady Craft get appointed to the bench in Bourbon Springs, Kentucky, tempers flare as they are forced to share chambers.

Working closely with the obstinate-yet-sexy Brady is not an attractive idea to Rachel—although she has to admit that Brady himself is pretty damned attractive.

Rachel doesn't have to run for office to keep her judgeship, but Brady does. He draws a formidable opponent, Hannah Davenport, a wealthy co-owner of Old Garnet Distillery, where some of the finest Kentucky bourbon is crafted north of town along Old Crow Creek and near the historic springs which gave the town its unique name.

And Hannah just happens to be Rachel’s best friend.

As the judicial race heats up, so does the relationship between the judges—so they decide to keep it a secret.

But can any secret be kept in little Bourbon Springs, Kentucky?

SECRET BLEND is the first book in the Bourbon Springs Series, an upcoming nine-book series of smooth, sensual, sexy, slow-burn contemporary romances set amidst the lush and rolling Land of Bourbon and Bluegrass of central Kentucky.
Read On For An Excerpt

Brady put the water jug on the porch and turned to go, but hesitated. Should he wait a little longer to say goodbye for the evening in case she was showering and hadn’t heard him at the door? He shuddered at the image of Rachel taking a shower, lathering her hair, her body…

He took a deep breath, trying to still his thoughts, knowing that he was only going to drive himself crazy if he kept thinking about her.

But he couldn’t.

And that meant he was crazy about her.

Brady groaned and ran a hand over his face and began to walk away from the house.

Then, as he reached the driveway, he heard a splash.

So that’s where she was. He should’ve figured she’d be in the pool that evening.

Brady froze.

Did he want to be tormented by the sight of Rachel in a bathing suit? He closed his eyes and took several deep breaths. He could feel himself getting hard just at the thought of her, at hearing her splashing in the pool.

Even though he knew he couldn’t have her, that he was torturing himself, and that he should just walk away, he couldn’t bring himself to do it. A little glimpse of her in that pool would have to be his consolation prize.

Meet The Author

Jennifer Bramseth is an attorney in the active practice of law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A Kentucky native and life-long resident, she lives within ten minutes of the state’s oldest bourbon distillery and works within five minutes of two others. A graduate of Centre College and the University of Kentucky, she loves a good Kentucky bourbon with water and ice.

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