Some people love summer. Others hate the heat, the humidity, the long, hot days.
I have mixed feelings. This is my first summer spent in my new home--Mazatlan, Mexico. I'm excited about living in a new (to me) fascinating country, but not so excited about the heat, which I don't care for.
I've again embraced the lifestyle I created living in Thailand in 2006-07: out and about in the morning, and after a nice lunch an even nicer siesta. Then I get up and do chores.
Later, I'll visit my mother, who lives nearby and is the reason for the move. She's 89 and has Alzheimer's. She isn't likely to be around forever, so I try to spend some time with her every day. After I chill with Mom, beach walk--we live a few minutes from an incredible beach. I'll return home, feed my dog and might go out for dinner, might stay in. Whatever.
I stay chill and happy with this schedule. The siesta lifestyle suits me just fine.
|Sunset on Playa Cerritos|
But I'm sure that many find summer time to be bummer time. If you're a harried single mom, wrestling a couple out-of-school kids along with chores and a job is probably a mega-drag.
So I've placed several ebooks in KU just for your summertime reading pleasure.
full length novel
contemporary romantic suspense
Setting: Bermuda Triangle
The cruise from hell…
Gen X meets Agatha Christie on the high seas of the Bermuda Triangle when Sherry Case, gofer for the battling bigwigs in the family-owned firm Genesplice, arranges for a team-building cruise aboard the yacht Swashbuckler. However, the mismatched group of passengers feuds even before the yacht has left the harbor.
A rogue wave, faltering navigational instruments and a trio of sharks continue to challenge Sherry and her new lover, the yacht's Captain Freeman. But Free and Sherry aren't fazed until a passenger turns up dead in her locked cabin. The vicious murder throws the ship, its crew and passengers into panic. Who could the killer be? Suspects and motives abound.
Ordinary twenty-somethings thrown into an extraordinary situation, Sherry and Free must solve the mystery,
defeat the myriad dangers of the triangle,
and reach land before the villain can kill them.
Praise for the first edition
(published as Triangle under a different pen name)
“Fans will enjoy this fine at-sea thriller.”
“Recommended as a fun read… Enjoy. I sure did.”
--Anne K. Edwards
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Free with KU!
Genre: contemporary romance
Setting: Alaska, USA
Veteran Fisher Chugatt has withdrawn from the world, retreating to the
Alaskan village where he was born and raised.
Can a sexy, lively DJ from Los Angeles break through his shell?
DJ Valerie Percy rejects the phony life she’s lived and travels to remote Takinsha Island determined to start over. She looks for a fuck-buddy, an accessory she considers more important than mascara. She wants a warm, outgoing man to laugh with her, hang out with her, and shag her silly.
And then she falls for Fisher Chugatt, a loner who rejects any relationship.
Can Valerie’s love heal the pain Fisher carries?
This book was previously published as Seducing the Hermit. It’s been revised and re-edited for your reading pleasure.
What Goodreads reviewers thought of earlier editions:
“…enjoyable… Sweet story, steamy sex and very likeable characters.”
“…a good read by the pool in the summer or by the fire in the winter.”
“I enjoyed this one… I liked their chemistry…”
--Heather in FL
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The Wilder Bride
full length novel
Genre: contemporary romantic comedy
steamy, includes sugar kink
Setting: Boston, MA; LA; Kentucky USA
Do you like sexy twins in a mistaken identity romance involving two hot brothers, sugar kink and a June wedding? If so, this is the light, funny romance for you!
For Colton Wilder, the invitation to his brother’s wedding is an invitation to trouble, because Colt, having boinked the bride, knows what she’s really like. He doesn’t want his brother Max marrying selfish, manipulative Nicole Newcombe, a famous supermodel. In his view, Nicole stole the groom from her sister Dana.
For staid scientist Dana Newcombe, the invitation to her identical twin’s wedding is an invitation to humiliation. While Nicole was conniving to steal Max away from Dana, Dana had wild monkey sex in a glass-walled elevator with his brother Colt.
When they meet again at the wedding, she doesn’t want to want Colt, but she can’t help remembering and re-enacting their earlier sexy tryst in oh so many different ways.
Praise for an earlier edition
“Enjoy a few hours with twins, hot men, steamy sex and lots of good fun!”
Long and Short Reviews, Amazon
“This is a truly fun read, Colt and Dana are a hoot.”
Emily, Goodreads reviewer
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And one of my very hottest, naughtiest books:
Queen of Shadow
Genre: futuristic kinky romance
Setting: 30,000 years in the future
Looking for the next GoT? Here you are.
A brave queen struggles to control divided kingdoms on a terraformed planet thirty thousand years in the future.
Janus is a planet which lacks both tilt and spin, and the Shadowlands are the pewter band of dusk dividing its violently hot Lightside from the Darkside, imprisoned by eternal night. Because of the peculiar conformation of the planet, birthrates are low and indiscriminate mating encouraged.
Audryn, Queen of Shadow, has reached that time in her life when she must choose a King to rule with her or fail to bear an heir, casting not only her realm but all of Janus into chaos. Despite her duty, she is reluctant to share power, even a bit distrustful.
Janus’ nobles vie for Audryn’s hand. Although she enjoys trysting with all her suitors, none seize her heart.
Then Storne, the warrior Prince of Darkness, arrives to claim her as his bride. Will his masterful ways allure or repel the willful Queen?
(contains numerous scenes of kink/public sex)
“thrilling…Spicy, erotic sex scenes so hot they singed the pages…exceptional erotic fantasy.”
--Coffee Time Romance
Five Stars! "Fantastic!"
Find it at Amazon
Free with KU!
HAVE A HOT AND HAPPY SUMMER!