Wednesday, August 31, 2016

EskieMama Reads Midweek Spotlight w/Giveaway: Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies by N.D. Jackson

Welcome to EskieMama Reads Midweek Spotlight!
Today we are spotlight N.D. Jackson's
Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies

Enter to win e-copies of books 1& 2 in the Rebel Girlz series
Sweet Tea & Tattoo Ink Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies

Book 2 in the Rebel Girlz Romance
Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies

She was ready to become her own woman…

Passion. It’s the one thing Marilyn’s life has been missing all the years. After two years of mediocre sex, she gets up in the middle of the act and ends her relationship with the golden boy everyone thought she would marry. Now one year later she’s ready to pursue her own dreams. And her own passions.
When her cousin Dixie proposes a summer in New Orleans to work on their goals away from parental expectations, Marilyn eagerly agrees.
He wasn’t ready for the bombshell girl next door…
Zack likes his life just the way it is, especially now that his band books enough gigs to pay the bills. When he needs an itched scratched there’s no end to willing participants, but he hadn’t counted on the southern belle next door or those miles of smooth legs on display in the itty bitty shorts she favored.
When she approaches him in that shy way of hers asking for lessons on passions, he thought she was crazy. Then he thought she was the best damn thing that ever happened to him.
Neither of them were ready for what happens when they’re together.

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Q & A with N.D. Jackson about Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies!

Tell us about your Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies.
It’s the second book in my Rebel Girlz series, about three cousins from Georgia who are striking out on their own for the summer, pursuing their art instead of the path their families set out. This is Marilyn’s story, she’s the shy peacemaking cousin who doesn’t know how beautiful or passionate she is, until a smokin’ hot musician shows her.
What initially inspired you to write Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies?
As soon as I introduced Zack in Sweet Tea & Tattoo Ink I knew he had to be the one to tear down Marilyn’s walls. He just exuded sex appeal but I wanted him to be a genuinely nice guy--not a bad boy or alpha--but not a boring pushover. Then as I got to know Marilyn, I just knew how the story would unfold.

Tell us little about the characters Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies.
Marilyn is an aspiring writer--romance of course!--only her scenes fall short. She thinks she’s passion-less and needs to find her passion to become a better writer. Her mother is an artist and the most supportive of the moms, but she’s a lot to live up to.
Zack is the super hot boy next door, New Orleans born and bred with a sexy accent. He’s a singer, songwriter and guitarist and his life is fine, except his band hasn’t hit it big yet. That’s his goal and he works hard at it.

What was the hardest part of writing Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies?

I’d have to say the length. I wanted this to be a fun summer series so I wanted it short and sweet, but this is my first novella series. Getting enough detail to tell the story without going overboard was hard...but I think I’ve got the swing of it now!

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
I really enjoyed the scenes where they were out doing their activities so she could just enjoy being in the moment and experiencing different types of passion. I think my top pick though, is the dark restaurant. It laughed while I wrote it and maybe even dabbed my brow.

What are your future project(s)?
Right now I’m finishing up Rebel Girlz 3, which I still don’t have a title for yet. I am also working on my fourth Mustang Prairie novel, tentatively titled It Must Be Love. I’m gearing up to start a new series that takes place in a town close to Mustang Prairie. :)

Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers about this book/series?
I’m working on a playlist for this book, which I will post on my website, and if you love video games you’ll love Rebel Girls #3. Plus if you love cocktails check out all the cocktails found in each novel!

Now an exciting excerpt from Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies!
“Oh holy hell! That man is the most delicious thing I’ve ever laid eyes on,” she leaned over and whispered to Pepper after the quick meeting with the lead singer who oozed sex appeal. He was gorgeous with his shiny ebony hair that had grown so long it wisped out on the sides, framing his chiseled face. His smile was the perfect showcase for that wide mouth with thick lips that always seemed to be smiling, and violet eyes that dared you to resist his charm. His good looks.
“Yeah we could totally tell by the way you ogled him a few minutes ago,” Pepper deadpanned but was unable to hide the smirk she wore. “He is hot, but Marilyn I’ve never seen you so obvious in your appreciation before.”
She shrugged and sipped her Sex on the Beach. The cocktail was an attempt to infuse her life with passion at every turn. Even cocktails. “I’ve never seen a man that instantly made my thoughts turn to sex. Have you?”
Pepper sighed with a smile. “Not one I could have. But I’m not opposed.”
That brought a knowing smile to Marilyn’s face. The man was hotter than hot and charming enough for ten men. But now, as he took the stage, she knew he was so much more than a pretty face. This man was a panty dropper and she couldn’t take her eyes off him. Maybe it was the fact that it had been a year since she’d had sex with anyone other than her vibrator or maybe it was watching the way Dixie and Taz were going at it like teenagers on the dance floor. Maybe it was just him. Zack.
He took the stage in dark wash jeans that gripped his lean thighs like they couldn’t stand to be away from him and a white Ramones t-shirt that hugged his biceps and clung to the defined muscles of his abdomen. And then he began to sing. Sweet heavens that voice! Zack cradled the microphone and began to sing like the words were fighting to break free of his soul. When he sang, the muscles and chords in his throat pulsed in the way her mind imagined other things might pulse, and that forearm muscle that jumped every time he strummed that black and yellow guitar, well it brought to mind him strumming other, more feminine parts of her. Marilyn was literally enthralled by him, his voice. His performance. She heard nothing but him for thirty five, maybe forty, minutes straight as she swayed to the music with her eyes closed, feeling the visceral emotions of every line. Her only distraction the seemingly always full drink in front of her. The alcohol heated her blood and his lyrics and sultry voice began a slow simmering fire deep in her belly.
When the set was over she clapped wildly and send up what her mother would call a completely unladylike whistle. Drink finished, she requested a bottle of water with her next round and stood to stretch her legs.
“Don’t look now, but lover boy is coming this way and I’m off to the ladies’ room.” Pepper smiled and took off quickly as the gorgeous singer approached.
Before she could protest her desertion, Zack was there with a smile wiping sweat from his brow. “This seat taken?”
“It is now,” she gestured to the chair next to her and smiled. Tone it down girl. No use getting all hot and bothered over a man so hot. “So, you were pretty great up there.”
His mouth kicked up in that lazily seductive way charming men have. “Thank you, darlin’. That means a lot.”
When the waitress set her drinks down she took a sip of water and slid the bottle to Zack. “Did you write the songs?”
He nodded, lifting the bottle in thanks. “The music too. Are you a music fan or a…?”
“Groupie,” she finished for him. “Hardly. I am a writer and I appreciate the passion, the depth of emotion in your lyrics.” Goodness, sound a little more desperate why don’tcha? “You’re very talented.”
He smiled again but this smile was different, she thought watching him lick a stray drop of water off his bottom lip. “That means a lot, especially coming from a writer. Thanks for the water,” he stood and smiled before leaning down to whisper in her ear. “I just write what I feel.”
Then she watched the way those dark jeans cupped his perfect backside as hopped back up on the stage. I’ve got a lust crush. She could admit it to herself that she was seriously lusting after the man because there was no harm in it. But when Zack began to sing a sexy blues ballad about one hot night of hard drinking and more with a green eyed devil, Marilyn knew she was in a heap of trouble.
Nothing said bad decisions like lusting after a man with a golden voice, magic fingers and a heavenly body. The second set flew by and the next thing Marilyn knew, their tiny table was filled with people. “You totally ad-libbed that first song just to screw with me,” she whisper shouted into his ear.
Zack laughed and lifted one shoulder. “Maybe. Or maybe I just liked the new version better.” His gaze caressed her already overheated body, making her nipples pucker embarrassingly beneath the silk. “There’s a hidden depth to you Marilyn. Most people don’t see it, you’re probably not even aware of it, but I like it. And I’m intrigued.”
“Should I be flattered?”
“Darlin’ you should be terrified.”

EskieMama Reads was priviledged to receive a copy of Mint Juleps & Melodies by N.D. Jackson. Here is Jara's review of Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies! Thank you N.D for the opportunity to read & review Mint Juleps & Moonlight Melodies!

5 Stars

This was a story that drew my attention, a beautiful and well writen story. A woman leaving home to find herself, to find passion and adventure. Moving from her so so boyfriend against her Mother's wishes and leaving home to find herself. Moving to New Orleans after being basically disowned by her Mother. 
Marilyn succeeded beyond her wildest dreams when she met Zack, both of them pushed their boundaries and ended up, well you will have to read it, can't say much more as I do not want to destroy anyones reading of the book.

AUTHOR BIO Natasha loves a good mystery. Whether it's true crime, how a love story ends or puzzles, put a riddle in front of her and watch her squeal with delight! Writing since she was just a girl, Natasha loves to watch, read and write all kinds of stories. People fascinate her and she spends a great deal of time watching them, figuring out their stories and saving it for later. For her readers! Her first loves are writing and politics, so don't be suprised to find a smidge of politics in her writing. She grew up reading reading Judy Blume, The Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High, so expect to find strong female friendships through her stories. Traveling, cooking and singing off key are some of her favorite things and if left alone she could devour a good book in an afternoon. She and her husband split their time between Europe and the US.
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Virtual Tour w/Giveaway: My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly

The Improper Princesses—three young women descended from royalty, 
each bound for her own thrilling adventure . . .

Improper Princesses #1
Vanessa Kelly
Releasing Aug 30th, 2016

First, Vanessa Kelly brought readers The Renegade Royals. Now, in a delightfully witty new series, she introduces The Improper Princesses—three young women descended from royalty, each bound for her own thrilling adventure . . .

Despite being the illegitimate daughter of a prince, Gillian Dryden is happily ignorant of all social graces. After growing up wild in Italy, Gillian has been ordered home to England to find a suitable husband. And Charles Valentine Penley, the excessively proper, distractingly handsome Duke of Leverton, has agreed to help transform her from a willful tomboy to a blushing debutante.

Powerful and sophisticated, Charles can make or break reputations with a well-placed word. But his new protégée, with her habit of hunting bandits and punching earls, is a walking scandal. The ton is aghast . . . but Charles is thoroughly intrigued. Tasked with taking the hoyden in hand, he longs to take her in his arms instead. Can such an outrageous attraction possibly lead to a fairytale ending?

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Her grandmother let out a heavy sigh, and even Griffin shook his head. The duke, however, simply regarded her with a perfectly unruffled manner, as if she were some recently discovered species, only vaguely interesting. Gillian began to get quite a bad feeling that she’d finally met her match.
She’d been hearing for weeks how Leverton was the key to solving Gillian’s little problem, as her family called it. According to them, he was perfectly suited to guide her into society’s good graces, and perfectly capable of managing away even the most troublesome elements of her background.
He must be a bloody perfect miracle worker, if that was the case.
As she cautiously eyed him, she couldn’t help concluding that he did seem rather perfect in some respects. He was certainly prettier than she was, with thick, tawny-colored hair, striking blue eyes, and a face straight off a Greek statue. And he was certainly a good deal more stylish than she was, although that was true of almost anyone. But even she could appreciate the way his beautifully tailored coat showcased his broad shoulders, and how his breeches clung to his muscled legs with nary a wrinkle. As for his cravat, it was practically a work of art.
In fact, he was so damn perfect it made her stomach hurt. She’d been drawn in by perfection before, and it had almost ruined her.
“Stop trying to shock us, Gillian,” her grandmother said. “You know quite well it won’t work.”
Au contraire, Lady Marbury,” Griffin said. “I find myself quite riven with horror.”

He flashed Gillian the conspiratorial smile that always made her feel someone truly did understand her. And, more important, Griffin didn’t find her wanting, unlike apparently everyone else in London. She couldn’t wait to shake the dirt of England from her boots and return to Sicily—the sooner, the better.
“Miss Dryden is quite right,” Leverton said.
Gillian frowned. “I am? About what, exactly?”
He slowly crossed the room to her. He didn’t prowl, precisely, but something in the way he moved made her think of . . . a wolf, perhaps. Slipping silently through the night as he hunted in silence.
An exceedingly clever wolf, she guessed. One with very sharp teeth well suited for ripping apart a person’s carefully ordered life.
Leverton’s height forced her to tilt back her head to meet his gaze, and she found herself staring into eyes a beautiful shade of cobalt. She had to admit they were really quite amazing.
“Please believe me, Miss Dryden, when I say I meant no insult. I was merely surprised by a few details regarding your situation. It caused me to forget my manners.” A glint of amusement lurked in his gaze.
Her stomach twisted at the notion that he might be laughing at her. But when he smiled, her stomach seemed to untwist and start dancing with butterflies.
“Come, my dear girl,” he said in his beautifully cultured voice. “I beg you to forgive me before I’m compelled to do something drastic—like throw myself at your feet. That would be embarrassing for both of us.”
“Bloody coxcomb,” Griffin muttered.
Leverton ignored the aside, keeping his attention on Gillian. Her heart began to thump and heat crawled up her neck. “Oh, very well,” she grumbled. “I forgive you.”
“You are most gracious,” Leverton said. “Now, perhaps we can start over and leave all this awkwardness behind.”
“What a splendid idea,” Grandmamma said. “Your Grace, my granddaughter, Miss Gillian Dryden.”
The duke bowed as if she hadn’t just tumbled through the door, and as if they hadn’t just spent the last few minutes insulting each other.
“Gillian, I have the pleasure of introducing you to the Duke of Leverton,” Grandmamma added.
“Good Lord. I know who he is,” Gillian replied, not hiding her exasperation.
“Then make him a curtsey, my dear. A proper one.”
Repressing the urge to roll her eyes—one curtsey was as good as another, as far as she was concerned—Gillian dipped down and quickly came up.
Leverton’s eyebrows ticked up. On him, she rather expected it was the equivalent of a horrified gasp.
Well, nobody ever said she was graceful, at least when it came to that sort of silliness.
“Hmm,” he said. “We’ll have to work on that.”
“It’s all nonsense, if you ask me,” Gillian said. “All this bowing and scraping like a peasant before his master. Perhaps you’d like me to polish your boots while I’m at it.”
His disapproving gaze made her blink, and she almost took a step back. This was a man who did not like being crossed.
“Gillian Dryden, you will cease acting like heathen,” her grandmother rapped out.
“I had no idea you had revolutionary tendencies, Miss Dryden,” the duke said. “How very interesting. And no, I would not like you to polish my boots. My valet would not approve.”
Now he sounded bored. And if he was bored, he would be more likely to go away and leave her alone. Splendid.
Still, she couldn’t help feeling irked by his dismissive tone and demeanor. The Duke of Leverton was certainly a snob and probably a fop. She didn’t know which was worse.
“Why would you think I have revolutionary tendencies, sir?” she added in a sugary-sweet voice. “Is it because I think I’m as good as anyone else, despite my unfortunate social status?”
Gillian braced herself for the expected put-down. She’d grown used to being labeled a prince’s by-blow, or worse. It was best to simply accept it and then do her best to avoid anyone who looked down on her because of her parentage. She’d learned that hard lesson a long time ago.
The duke studied her for a few moments before replying. “Of course you are.”
“Of course I am what?” she asked.
“As good as anyone else. Any sensible person must think so,” he said.
“That eliminates most of the ton,” Griffin said.
Leverton seemed to weigh her brother’s droll comment. “I believe your assessment is too pessimistic, Steele. Shall we say, perhaps fifty percent?”
The exchange was so silly that Gillian had to laugh. Leverton’s eyebrows ticked up again, but not, she thought, with disapproval. Then he flashed her another dazzling smile that made her feel like the floor had just tipped sideways.
“That’s much better,” he said.
She shook her head, exasperated. “I don’t understand any of this.”

Vanessa Kelly is an award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.” Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Her current series, The Renegade Royals is a national bestseller. Vanessa also writes USA Today bestselling contemporary romance with her husband, under the pen name of VK Sykes.

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Teaser Blitz: Bound To Submit by Laura Kaye

Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…

12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life. Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…


Releasing September 13, 2016, BOUND TO SUBMIT is the first full-length novel in Laura Kaye's erotic new Blasphemy Series, and today we have a teaser excerpt just for you! Check it out below!

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From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her…

Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable.

Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance. And this time, he’ll hold on forever.

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    BOUND TO SUBMIT - Teaser   EXCERPT: Up on the raised stage was a naked woman bound in dark orange ropes that matched her braided hair so beautifully that it stole Kenna’s breath. She knew that rope work immediately. Intimately. Remembered its feel around her body. Remembered the hands responsible for the rigging moving against her skin. And then Kenna let her eyes move to the tall, beautifully built, black-haired Dom wearing a pair of black jeans and nothing else. Griffin Hudson. He stood behind the bent-over woman and held a vibrating wand between her spread thighs. A small moan escaped Kenna’s throat unbidden at seeing him again after all this time. Her heart tripped into a sprint. Heat ripped over her body, even as he teased and tormented another woman, another submissive. God, he was just as gorgeous as he’d ever been, muscular and strong, his rugged face now serious but capable of tenderness and playfulness, too. Every part of Kenna remembered that man—his face, his hands, his mouth, his cock. And probably would until the day she died. Just as fast, she locked all those feelings and memories down. She needed to remember why she was here—and why she wasn’t.  

"A searingly sexy story with some of the hottest scenes I've read in a long, long time. Laura Kaye shows her mastery of the BDSM world. I'm eagerly anticipating more in this bold new series!"

~ Cherise Sinclair, NYT Bestselling Author of the Masters of the Shadowlands Series

"Smoldering and sexy, Laura Kaye's Blasphemy series is everything I look for in a romance. Haunted heroes and strong heroines populate this one of a kind club and I can't wait to see the big bad Doms fall one by one."

~ Lexi Blake, NYT Bestselling Author of the Masters and Mercenaries Series

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    Laura Kaye - author picAbout Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.      

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Virtual Book Tour w/Givewaway: The Dragon's Staircase by McKenna Grey & Everly Archard

The Dragon's Staircase
by McKenna Grey & Everly Archard
GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Suspense


McKenna Grey & Everly Archard will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please visit to follow the tour, remember the more you comment better your chances on winning.



FBI Agent Alexa Kyndall devoted eight years of her life to the search for justice, showing no mercy to the guilty and depraved. When she joins a special task force to bring down a serial killer, Alexa encounters the most unexpected criminal of her career.

When a child witnesses a brutal slaying, Alexa’s life becomes intertwined with Craig Pierson’s, a man with his own haunting past. They join forces, only to discover they must put everything on the line in a pulse-pounding struggle to protect and survive.

Nestled in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, The Dragon’s Staircase is an intriguing, nonstop adventure that will keep readers enthralled from start to finish.

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I was literally at the edge of my seat. The suspense level is amazing."
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"Dragon's Staircase is a heart-stopping non-stop, thrilling suspense. A must to read if you love thriller suspense with a romantic touch! Be prepared to go on a roller coaster ride of emotions!" - Nicole Laverdure, Book Reviewer

"A well written story and well developed characters . . . give the reader an exciting ride of investigation and the gentleness of a protective loving relationship." - Lyn Ehley, Book Reviewer



For ten long seconds, Alexa didn’t move. Her body rooted at the foot of the bed, as the breath in her throat stilled and her knees faltered. The innocuous object rested only a few feet in front of her. A manila envelope that on any other day, in any other circumstance, would’ve been overlooked. In spite of the scattered darkness, she recognized the handwriting. Her pulse raced as a single face flashed to the forefront of her mind. A face she could never forget.

Julian Frederick.

If she were anyone else, the need to hyperventilate would have been dire, but her FBI training still reigned strong inside of her. It forced out an automatic command to slow her heartbeat and steady her breath. Panic was a natural reaction to stress. A reaction she’d learned to overcome through practice and experience. Slowly, her body obeyed and her mind cleared from the terror-induced daze. Right now, emotional distance was key. It offered her the detachment she needed to remain sharp.

This wasn’t her bedroom. It was a crime scene. Her crime scene.


Q & A with McKenna Grey & Everly Archard

What books/authors have influenced your writing?I would say that Jane Austen has probably been the greatest influence in my life. She had a way of captivating readers with her ability to balance strong heroines, a complex story, and an unforgettable hero. Who hasn’t fallen in love with Mr. Darcy or Captain Wentworth? Other authors who have influenced my writing include: Elizabeth Gaskell, Karen Marie Moning, Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy, Elizabeth Hunter, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.R. Ward.

My love for romance was born through Jane Austen, and cultivated through my mom’s Silhouette Romance subscription. I can still remember to this day, the first book that opened my eyes to modern day romance.

Share a funny incident in your life.
I think one of the funniest incidents in my life was during the first few weeks after my son was born. I was beyond exhausted (as anyone who’s had a newborn knows), barely getting the time to take care of myself. One morning after a three am feeding, I decided to get ready for the day. I went into the bathroom (in the dark as I was trying not to wake the baby) and grabbed my toothbrush and toothpaste. As I began to brush my teeth I realized that the texture and flavor were off. No minty freshness, just a strange, thick texture, coating my teeth. When I looked down at the paste, I realized it was DIAPER RASH CREAM! Ugh! I was completely disgusted and mortified to say the least, but it made for a funny story later. (

What's your pet peeve?
A big pet peeve of mine is when people pretend to be perfect. I LOVE people who embrace their imperfect side. Everyone has a weakness, a failure, or a blemish they wish they could change. Embracing our imperfections and sharing them with one another helps us to relate in a genuine way. Some of my favorite characters are the ones who have the most imperfections. They can be physical or mental, but they exist.

When you are in writer mode, music or no music? If music, do you have a playlist?
MUSIC! I love to listen to music when I am writing. In fact, it’s actually a huge part of my process. The best way to describe it would be to say that music is the “soundtrack” to the story in my head. I often times will find a song and think - this would be so great during this scene. If you opened my music library, you’d see about fifty different playlists. I have specific lists that are dedicated to a particular book or series, and other lists that are for specific moods (Sexy, Sad, Survival, etc..).

Who was your favorite hero/heroine?
My absolute favorite hero would be John Thornton of North & South. He’s such a complex, intriguing, sexy man. He is also the standard to which I measure every other hero. He is dark and guarded, yet caring and thoughtful. His own desires have constantly been put second in order to care for those he loves. I especially love the way he interacts with the heroine, Margaret Hale. If you haven’t read or seen North & South you must stop what you are doing and immediately do so! The book is fantastic, but I absolutely recommend the BBC miniseries. It perfectly encapsulates the characters as they were in my head.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

McKenna Grey is the contemporary alter-ego of award-winning historical romance and mystery author MK McClintock. Never one to limit her imagination or ignore possibilities, she decided to venture into the realm of contemporary romantic suspense and thrillers. Visit to learn more.

Everly Archard is the pseudonym of award-winning paranormal and fantasy romance author D.D. Miers. Her passion for romance with an edge led her to explore the world of romantic suspense. Visit to learn more.


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