Hidden Prey available for preorder!

Hello world!

Merry Early Christmas!

I1hiddenprey_800‘m excited to say that Hidden Prey is now being released with Totally Bound and is available for preorder. 🙂

I adore the people at Totally Bound and I’m excited to have the “Deadly Intent” series (formerly Lawmen series) on their virtual shelves. 🙂

 

Add to a great day, this fabulous quote from a wonderful author:

“…hot, enjoyable, emotionally satisfying stories that leave me wanting more.” ~New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley

🙂

Chey

 

ALEX: Armed and Dangerous available now! #eBook #Print #Excerpt

Tuesday Teasers is also release day this week!

ALEX is available today! Don’t miss the excerpt below!

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**Author note below

An Armed and Dangerous novella: When Nicole Landford makes a bet with her cousins to go after the first man who “trips her trigger,” little does she know that she’s in for the ride of her life. Unfortunately it’s with the last man on earth she wants to be with.

Alex Grand’s had his eye on Nicole for years. Now that he’s got her attention, he’s got more than his hands full with the wild thing who claims her heart is not up for grabs. But Alex intends to tame Nicole’s wild heart and make the woman his for keeps.

**Please note: “Alex” is a spinoff novella from “Kade,” an Armed and Dangerous novel. “Alex” was originally published in eBook in the “Hearts are Wild” anthology with Ellora’s Cave under the title “Wild Hearts”. Alex’s first name has been changed due to changes made at the request of St. Martin’s Press for the other novels in the series. Alex isn’t armed, but he is dangerous… Fair warning: “Alex” is far more erotic than the Armed and Dangerous novels!

Here’s an excerpt just for you!

PLEASE NOTE: This excerpt has been tamed down a bit for this blog. Fair warning: ALEX is anything but tame. Be prepared to have a nice cool drink with you when you read this novella!

“Damn it.” Nicole Landford propped her hands on her full hips and scowled. “You have some nerve up and dying on me out here in the middle of nowhere.”

With all her pent-up frustration, Nicole kicked the tire of her red ‘63 Corvette with the toe of her four-inch heel and winced. She had only managed to hurt her big toe, not to mention scuffing the bluish-green shoe that matched her mini-dress and the unusual shade of her eyes.

The ‘vette ignored her tirade as steam continued to hiss from beneath the hood. An acrid burnt rubber stench rose up in the air, along with the smell of radiator fluid. Heat rolled over Nicole in waves, adding to the perspiration already beading on her face. Why couldn’t the damn thing have died in Douglas, or even Bisbee? At least then she’d have been near a phone. And of course, actually bringing her cell phone would have been a stroke of genius.

With an irritated sigh, Nicole shoved her long blonde hair out of her face with one hand and looked around at the endless miles of ranch land. If she had been on a highway, she could have stuck out one bare leg, hitched up the miniskirt of her backless dress, and flagged down some gorgeous man. Oh, hell, any man would do, so long as she could get to Dee MacLeod’s house.

But here she was on a dirt road and she’d taken one hell of a wrong turn. That’s what she got for not paying attention. Instead of ending up at least on the road to the Flying M, the MacLeod Ranch, she was stuck out here with nothing around her but dirt, grass, barbed wire fences, and cattle. It was a hot, muggy, and overcast late August afternoon, and more sweat dripped down the side of her face. Thunderclouds were building up to the south and she could smell the promise of a monsoon storm that could come out of nowhere in a hurry.

That would be the icing on her cake.

Off in the distance Nicole could see Alex Grand’s ranch, but she was in no mood to mess with that cowboy, no matter how sexy the man was. She and Alex had been butting heads since elementary school, and all she needed was another confrontation with him. They never had seen eye to eye on anything, and the man always seemed amused by their arguing. No, she didn’t have time for him.

Especially not when she was a woman on a mission.

A few days ago, Nicole and her cousins Lily and Sabrina had made a pact. The first man who “tripped her trigger”, as Sabrina had said, was the man Nicole had to go all-out for, no matter what or who. Wild and crazy sex, and as much of it as possible. For one month and one month only.

They had made a bet and damned if Nicole was going to be the one to lose out on it. Out of all three cousins, Nicole was the one who had no reservations about enjoying sex with the men she chose to date. She was a free spirit—no emotional ties. All she ever looked for was a good time. Her cousins were more reserved—especially Lily, who probably hadn’t been laid for years.

Nicole intended to make good on the bet. Only problem was, she had yet to find a single man who even interested her. It had been a few days since they’d made the pact after Aunt Viv’s fifty-fifth birthday celebration, and Nicole had no prospects on the horizon.

To try and stir up some action, before her damn car had died on her, Nicole had been on her way to the MacLeod Ranch where her friend Trace was visiting from Texas. Trace was happily married now to a sexy cowboy named Jess Lawless, but she was going to buddy up with Nicole, along with the sheriff’s wife, Catie Savage. The three planned to head over to Sierra Vista to one of the local hot spots so that Nicole could find a man who turned her on enough to pursue a romp in the hay with. There were plenty of hot Border Patrol and Customs agents in the area, as well as sexy military men from Ft. Huachuca, not to mention some damn fine ranchers. All Nicole had to do was find one who made her hot and go for it.

But first she had to get there.

“Okay, you piece of—of…” Nicole went around to the front of the car, tried to pop the hood, and snatched back her hand. The damn thing was boiling hot.

She gave another frustrated sigh, but this time in deference to her pride and joy. “I’m sorry, baby. I love you and I shouldn’t get so mad.” Hell, she and her cherry red ‘vette had been through a lot together, so what was a little breakdown now and again?

The low of a cow from the other side of the barbed wire fence drew Nicole’s attention and wrath instead. “Beat it, you slobber-mouthed beast.”

The white-faced Hereford just chewed her cud as she studied Nicole with her big brown eyes, and then turned away. The muggy Arizona summer afternoon intensified the smell of the cow and the dust her hooves kicked up. More cattle plodded by at a slow and easy pace, eating snatches of grass, green from recent monsoon rains. Occasionally, they gave a loud “moo”. Two calves bawled and poked their faces through the fence, before their mothers nudged them along.

Nicole glanced to the south again. It would be her luck for the storm to rain on her parade. Not that it would matter now. Her blonde hair was wilting fast, her makeup running down her face, and her dress rumpling in the humidity.

So much for “dry heat”.

After a few moments, the steam lessened. Nicole used a cloth from the backseat of her car to pop the hood and then prop it up. She tossed the cloth on the fender, folded her arms beneath her generous cleavage and glared at the radiator, which probably needed to be replaced. It wasn’t easy finding parts for a car over forty years old.

She stomped away, as best she could in those four-inch heels she used to love—

And felt something warm and wet squish around her foot.

With a groan she looked down, knowing what she’d see. She had managed to step into a nice, big, smelly, fresh pile of cow manure.

Great. Just great.

Nicole almost ripped both her heels off and threw them over the fence at the cattle and said to hell with it. Instead she took a deep breath and turned her gaze to the cloudy sky. “Are you out to get me?”

Thunder rumbled in the distance. Wind picked up and lifted her damp hair from her shoulders. Well, there was her answer.

She groaned and wiped off the manure on a clump of grass. So much for those heels.

When her shoe was mostly de-crapified, she leaned in the ‘vette’s open window and snatched the keys out of the ignition. She rounded the car, opened the trunk, and grabbed a new jug of radiator fluid. As she started to shut the lid, her keys slipped out of her hand and into the trunk.

“No!” she shouted, dropping the jug and leaping to stop the trunk lid.

Her keys clanked at the bottom of the trunk. The lid thunked shut.

Nicole groaned and flattened her palms against the sun-warmed car. “Shit. Shitshitshitshitshit!”

Before she realized what was happening, large male hands were on either side of hers, braced on the trunk lid, and a very big male body virtually surrounded her.

Nicole froze. Her heart started to pound like a cattle stampede.

“Now, hon—” came Alex Grand’s low drawl, “—you really ought to watch your language.”

For a moment her body sagged, she was so thankful it wasn’t some rapist who had snuck up on her. But in the next second she gritted her teeth, pissed it was Alex and that he had scared her like he had.

She tried to twist away but he had her blocked with his powerful arms. She clenched her hands into fists. “I’m in no mood for your bullshit, Alex Grand.”

Just as she was about to try to push back and shove him off, he leaned in close, his body pressed against hers. She could feel his heat, the rough denim of his shirt against her bare back, his jeans through the thin material covering her ass. She could smell his masculine scent of sweat, horse, and summer wind.

“Now what are you in the mood for, Nicole Landford?” he asked in a low rumble that vibrated throughout her body and made the hairs on her nape stand on end. A thrill zipped straight to her belly.

Alex Grand had tripped her trigger.

“Not you.” She slumped forward, buried her face in her arms on the trunk lid, and her words came out muffled. “I don’t care. Not you. Not in a million years. Oh, shit.”

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~Cheyenne

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  • Mondays On Location
  • Tuesday Teasers
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Sunday guest star: Erin Quinn!

Welcome special guest star, Erin Quinn!

Hi Cheyenne, thank you so much for inviting me to be on your blog! I’m going to take a page from Jennifer Ashley’s book and introduce myself and then tell you what to do to win some of my books!

I’m Erin Quinn and I write dark paranormal for the thinking reader and light romcom for the reader who just wants to have fun.

First I’m going to tell you about the romcom, because as it happens, I have a new one that just released yesterday! A Little Bit of Sugar is a Thanksgiving story—just in time for the holidays—and it’s the first in the Snowed in and Snuggled Up Holiday Trio—a fun little set of novellas set in the wintry town of Plymouth Rock, Colorado.

Here’s a little about them.

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A Little Bit of Sugar by Erin Quinn

JT Winchester doesn’t believe there’s magic in Plymouth Rock, Colorado. For him, it’s ErinQuinn_ALittleBitofSugar_HRalways represented a cage he couldn’t wait to escape. Yet he’s never forgotten the girl next door who’d captured his heart as a young man. His love for her had been so all consuming and terrifying, that when the chance came to escape both Plymouth Rock and her, he took it.

Madison Lane may be the girl next door, but she has big dreams. The Internet has given her small town business international exposure, and she lives her life the way she wants. Yet something is missing, and no amount of pretending it’s anything other than JT Winchester has ever worked. Now, JT is back in town for Thanksgiving and Madison is reunited with the man who once set her heart and body aflame. They’ve both changed, but one thing has stayed the same—they can’t resist one another.

When the two find themselves snowed in at the cabin JT’s grandfather built, the time for running comes to an end. JT is about to discover he has a lot to be thankful for, like being trapped with the girl who got away . . . like getting a second chance to make things right.  And Madison is ready to be brave and get what she wants, the man she’s loved since she was young. For JT and Madison, the magic of Plymouth Rock is about to change their lives.

Book Two in the trio is:

A Dash of Spice by Calista Fox

 Scout Winchester is looking to re-ignite his career. A little sizzle in his love life wouldn’t hurt, either!

After an entire lifetime of preparing to be the next NHL great, Scout reached the pinnacleCalistaFox_ADashofSpice800 in hockey by 29—then hit rock bottom, following a horrific car accident. He walked away from the hospital; but residual injuries forced him to walk away from the spotlight. Returning to Plymouth Rock, Colorado as a hometown hero is all well and dandy, but Scout has broken family fences to mend, job offers to consider…and a raven-haired beauty from his past who deserves the ultimate decision from him.

 Ciara St. James still hasn’t found her place in the world. How long can she keep running from her past?

Not dealt the best hand from the get-go, Ciara survives on instinct, personal convictions and an adventurous spirit. She’s learned how to make the best of every disastrous situation, but deep down, there are past pains she hides from everyone… Except for Scout. When they’re suddenly reunited for the Thanksgiving holiday and are snowed in at Win Creek Cabin, Ciara realizes the time has come to stop running. To stop hiding. To snuggle up with the only man she’s ever loved and face her demons while he faces his—and hope they both come out unscathed.

And Book Three is:

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 All Hamilton Winchester ever wanted was Gaby Venti, but Gaby Venti never wanted to be tied down to any man . . . especially a man from Plymouth Rock, Colorado, the hometown she left. But when she finds herself snowed in by a force of nature, she quickly learns that Hamilton Winchester isn’t just ‘any man,’ and Plymouth Rock is much more than simply her hometown.

And while I’m at it, I must mention the other holiday trios available now:

Secret Santas Holiday Collection

Welcome to North Pole, Maine, where magic is in the air.

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Love With a Twist ~ Valentine Romance Collection

Fate has a way of playing with the heart . . . .

**News flash: All three Love with a Twist novellas are currently free wherever books are sold!

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And now, to my dark paranormal which is, basically, just that . . . dark . . . sometimes scary . . . and anything but normal. I have two series at the moment: The Mists of Ireland (Time Travel set in Ireland) and The Beyond (think Supernatural Meets Joe Black).

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You can find out more about me and my books www.ErinQuinnBooks.com.

Now, onto the prizes. Tell which kind of story you prefer—one that twists and turns and makes you guess what comes next, or one that hits your comfort zone and carries you along from there. I’ll pick three winners who can have their choice of any of my back list.

So, talk to me!!!!

Take a little Trip to Tucson, AZ

Take a little Trip to Tucson, AZ where SLOW BURN from the “Lawmen”series makes a rendevous!

When you think of Tucson, AZ, you probably think about heat–and it’s true, the temps will get up there in the summer. The mountains are a great place to escape!

Now that it’s fall, we’re talking gorgeous weather, perfect for exploring the National Forests surrounding Tucson. After all, nothing beats spending an adventurous day with nature. A few friends or your significant other, and you’re set!

In the Santa Catalina Mountains, you can hike in everything from lowland desert sites teaming with wildlife and blooming flowers to mountains covered in pine and sycamore trees. Head out on a nice easy trail or take a hike with your S.O. for a private and romantic view of the mountain range. Birdwatch or fish in one of the many lakes located in the Santa Catalinas. You can ride a bike through the forest on one of the numerous bike trails, and even arrange to go on a horseback ride.

 

You can always explore the three scenic drives in the area. If you’re up for some adventure (and have a four wheeled drive vehicle), be sure to check out the Charouleau Gap Mountain Road, which begins in the grassy hills of the lowlands and takes you all the way up the mountain. Along the way, you can stop to take in the view of the Upper Sonoran Valley or relax at the desert oasis. Reach your peak at the top of the mountain and privately take in the stunning Cañada (Canyon) Del Oro, which contains rock formations and even an ephemeral stream.

All that physical activity has probably given you an appetite, so grab some lunch at the Iron Door Restaurant, which is located near the former gold mine founded by Jesuit Priests in the 1700s. The gold is gone, but the pictures scenery remains. On the weekend, dine and listen to birds sing love songs and enjoy the view.
Finished for the day? Head to the Rose Canyon Campground, one of the best places to “rough it” in the Catalina Mountains. The Rose Canyon Campground isn’t generally crowded. The campground features a lake that offers fishing and even a pier.

Because of it’s elevation, it never gets too hot in Rose Canyon–in fact, the Rose Canyon Campground may even get a little chilly, so be sure to bring a sleeping bag.

Nothing brings a couple together like nature, and whether you are looking for a desert drive or a mountain rendezvous with your S.O., the Santa Catalinas are the place to go. Put a spark in your relationship here as mountains and lakes provide a romantic backdrop for you and your sexy loved one.

~Cheyenne

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Friday Freebie…KADE: Armed and Dangerous! #bookgiveaway

KADE: Armed and Dangerous is available now! #eBook #Print #Excerpt #bookgiveaway

Originally titled “Wild Borders,” KADE was the first romance I wrote. It was published after the other books in the series, but it is one of my favorite books. Kelsey has bits of me in her. A struggle with self-confidence and body image. She’s strong but a little on the shy side at times.

Kelsey was married to a verbally and emotionally abusive man, but Kade shows herjust how special she is. He’s strong and sexy and the kind of man Kelsey deserves.

I hope you enjoy reading KADE as much as I enjoyed writing the book!

Don’t miss the excerpt!

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**Author note below

After a bitter divorce, reporter Kelsey Nichols has erected a border around her heart too strong for any man to cross. She’s not ready for a relationship of any kind with any man. But when Kelsey meets Kade she can think of nothing but being in his powerful arms.

Intelligence Agent Kade Owen is hot on the trail of a notorious smuggler when the sensual blonde reporter comes into his life. Once he gets a hold of Kelsey, nothing will stop Kade from winning her heart.

**Please note: “Kade” was published in print only with St. Martin’s Griffin. “Kade” was originally published in eBook and print with Ellora’s Cave under the title “Wild Borders”. Character names were changed at St. Martin’s request.

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Here’s an excerpt of KADE just for you!

“I want to see you again.” Kade flicked on a light as he drew Kelsey through the door, and it slammed shut behind her.

Her throat tightened and went as dry as the Arizona desert. “I—I…”

But her words vanished, her mind blank, as Kade took her face in his palms and captured her gaze with his.

“Kade, I—” But she no longer knew the meaning of up or down, and she melted against him, wanting him. His earthy scent intoxicated her, filling her senses, confusing her beyond the effects of the alcohol.

“Darlin’, what you do to me,” Kade said against her lips. “Let me taste you.”

“Yes,” she whispered.

He brushed his lips over hers. Just a whisper kiss. The light touch of his lips and the feel of his fingers on her skin made her nipples ache. A wave of longing crested, then crashed within her soul.

She pressed herself closer to him and heard a soft moan.

Coming from her.

The tip of his tongue outlined her bottom lip, a feather caress that sent desire spiraling within. She parted her lips and his tongue met hers, a velvet softness that she savored like golden honey. “You taste so good,” he murmured.

Citrus from the margarita was still sweet on his tongue and she wrapped her arms around his neck as their kiss deepened. She smelled the light apple fragrance of his hair and slid her fingers into the soft strands, knocking his cowboy hat off.

With a jolt, Kelsey became aware of Kade’s erection against her belly. A voice inside her shouted, telling her she couldn’t go any further. Not with someone she barely knew. But her mind and body refused to listen.

As if he heard her thoughts, he let out a ragged breath and stepped back, leaving her feeling almost empty. Alone.

Kade traced one finger along her cheekbone and she shuddered with longing. “Say you’ll see me again.”

He looked so handsome, his chestnut hair in disarray, passion in his eyes.

“I—I don’t know if that’s a good idea.” It took all her willpower not to throw her arms around him and tell him to spend the night. She had never been with a man other than Davis in a sexual way, and it frightened her how much she wanted Kade.

Right here. Right now.

Kade caught both her hands in his. “Have breakfast with me.”

She shook her head. “I have a meeting, and then I’m going out of town.”

He brought her hands to his mouth and trailed his lips over her knuckles, sending shivers throughout her, those intense blue eyes never leaving hers. “How do I reach you?”

Trying to regain even a modicum of self-control, Kelsey freed her hands and absently rubbed the scar on her upper thigh through the material of her dress. “I’ll sleep on it. If I see you before I leave, I’ll let you know.”

“All right.” He kissed her again, a soft, lingering kiss. He smiled and caressed her cheek, then turned and slipped out the door.

And she was really alone then.

Dazed, Kelsey moved toward the bed and almost tripped over Kade’s cowboy hat. She picked it up, wondering if she should take it to him.

No. Tomorrow morning would be soon enough.

Kelsey ran a shaking hand through her hair. What had she just done? She’d experienced the most incredible kiss of her life—from a virtual stranger.

She sat on the edge of the bed, then flopped onto her back, Kade’s hat still cradled to her chest. She inhaled deeply, drinking in the intoxicating smell of him that clung to the felt Stetson. That masculine scent that made her ache for him.

What would it have been like to make love to Kade? The thought caused a thrill to skip around in her belly.

Kelsey closed her eyes, still holding Kade’s hat close to her chest. She imagined actually letting herself go and being with that tall, dark, sexy cowboy who managed to break through the ice of resistance coating her heart and soul since her divorce. She couldn’t let him all the way in, but it wouldn’t hurt to fantasize about him, right?

Heat filled her body and her cheeks flushed. No, that was ridiculous.

Still clutching Kade’s Stetson, she slipped into a restless sleep and dreamed of cowboys, mustangs, and the Arizona desert.

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One lucky, randomly drawn winner will receive a print copy of ZACK  with the St. Martin’s cover. 🙂

Good luck!

 

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~Cheyenne

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ZACK: Armed and Dangerous #FREE #Cowboy for 4 days only!

Today’s Saturday is Sexy has been hijacked by a #Freebie for everyone!

I’m excited to announce that ZACK from the “Armed & Dangerous” series is FREE from Sept. 26th to the 29th! Be sure and get your copy before the #bookgiveaway is over!

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ZACK is one of my personal favorites, because:

  • Zack is a cowboy lawman
  • The book takes place in the SE corner of Arizona, where I grew up
  • It was my first cowboy book published (under it’s original title, WILDFIRE) and my second novel published overall
  • As WILDFIRE, this book started the “Western” line at Ellora’s Cave–they had never published a cowboy book before and didn’t know what to do with it. LOL.
  • It’s a love once lost and then found again story
  • Zack is an exceptionally sexy alpha
  • Sky is one hell of a strong woman
  • Romance Reviews Today gave WILDFIRE a “PERFECT 10”
  • AND Cosmopolitan Magazine selected ZACK when it was published with St. Martin’s Griffin. Cosmo adapted ZACK and featured it in their November 2008 issue. (I didn’t recognize the adaptation but it was in there! 🙂 )

Here are the links to your favorite ebook retailers!

ZACK is also FREE in most other countries, including the UK, Canada, and India!

Be sure and check out the other books in the Armed & Dangerous series. All are available for purchase or preorder!

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Enjoy!

~Cheyenne

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Angels of Darkness: CHAINED January 12th, 2016

Join me every day for our daily theme:

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Butterscotch Martini Girl Blog Takeover: Meet TIA DANI!

Welcome, Tia Dani!

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Call Down the Darkness

Upper Verde Valley, Arizona

A vicious curse stalks the pristine Scarlet Canyon ranch. Veterinarian Robyn Truesdale arrives for a business trip and triggers a battle of metaphysical beliefs with reality.

Architect Taylor Martin refuses to believe the Apache legend of a recurring 40-year cycle of life and death originated by a shape shifter’s promise…until he is possessed by a mysterious spirit determined to kill an ancient enemy.

After being forced to relive several past lives, Robyn and Taylor understand the need to overpower their relentless killer—one who can never die. Will they have the courage to face their supernatural assassin to free the Apache lovers…or will it cost them their own lives?

~A little about Tia Dani~

The fantastic writing duo known as Tia Dani!

The fantastic writing duo known as Tia Dani!

Tia Dani is the multi-published writing team made up of good friends Christine E. Jones and Beverly Petrone. Together they create endearing and realistic characters, humorous dialogue, and unusual settings. And…best of all…they’re having the time of their lives.

Storytelling has been a passion for Christine (Tia) since childhood when she regularly enthralled the neighborhood children with make-believe fairy tales and wild adventures.

Always the lover of a good romance, Beverly’s (Dani) goal is for you to step into the shoes of her heroine, fall head-over-heels in love with her hero, and most of all believe in the magic of love.

Tia Dani happily calls Arizona home where they play in the sunshine and dance in the twilight of the beautiful Sonoran desert. Tia Dani loves to hear from readers and they are always eager to chat about their books or any other subject that might come up.

Books We Love titles are available at Amazon, Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, the Apple iStore and at other sites where eBooks are available online. Some titles are also in print, and available at your local bookstores.

For more information about Tia Dani’s books including blurbs, reviews and purchase links, please visit their website:  TiaDani.com

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Thanks, ladies!

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