Reisz, Tiffany, Her Naughty Holiday

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Reisz, Tiffany, Her Naughty Holiday (Men at Work, Book 2),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  Her Naughty Holiday (Men at Work, Book 2)

Author:  Tiffany Reisz

Imprint:  Blaze

Issues:  Parenthood; Self Esteem

Blurb:

A feast she wasn’t expecting!

Clover Greene would sooner crawl into her oven than host family for Thanksgiving dinner. Yet another annual ritual of too much food, served with a side of criticism over “Clover’s Bad Life Choices.” This year, she needs to distract them all—with a handsome fake boyfriend. And she has the perfect guy in mind.

Contractor Erick Fields is the poster boy for sexy single dads, and Clover has been secretly crushing on him for ages. She certainly wasn’t expecting Erick to agree to her insane charade…or to add lots of hot, wicked sex to the deal. If they can pull it off, the worst Thanksgiving ever might give them something to be really thankful for!

Dear Reader,

When my husband and I moved out to Oregon, one of our first trips was up Mount Hood to check out the famous Timberline Lodge (as seen in The Shining), to Mount Hood National Forest and Lost Lake, which is the most photographed spot in the entire state.  Upon arriving at Lost Lake on a fine October afternoon, we realized why.  The view of the top of Mount Hood is glorious, and on a clear day you can see the snow-capped volcanic peak reflected in the deep dark blue waters of the lake.  I’d never seen anything like it before.  It was utterly romantic.  And when a romance writer sees a place that beautiful and that romantic, she has to write a book about it.  In fact, I wrote three books about it, and this is number two in the Men at Work trilogy of books set in and around Lost Lake and Mount Hood.

I hope you enjoy Her Naughty Holiday, featuring Clover Greene, who owns and operates a highly successful garden nursery, and Erick Fields, the father of Clover’s teenaged assistant, Ruthie, who is determined to get her nagging family off her back about her personal life this Thanksgiving.  Meanwhile Ruthie wants a cool stepmother and has decided Clover’s the woman for her.  But is Clover the right woman for Erick?  We’ll see…

Happy Reading!

Tiffany Reisz

Unofficial Ambassador to Mount Hood, Oregon

Weber, Tawny, Naughty Christmas Nights

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Weber, Tawny, Naughty Christmas Nights,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  Naughty Christmas Nights

Author:  Tawny Weber

Imprint:  Blaze

Issues:  Bereavement; Financial Issues

Blurb:

This Christmas, it’s nice vs. naughty…

Lace stockings…

Hailey North has worked her butt off to make Merry Widow Lingerie a success. But if she doesn’t win the bid for Rudolph’s department store, she’s in big trouble. Her strategy? To prove that romance, playfulness and eroticism are what women want. The problem, however, is what Hailey wants…her wickedly hot, sexy competitor.

Or black leather?

Sex sells, and the Milano line is certainly all about sex. Besides, winning is the only way Gage Milano can extract himself from the family business. Unfortunately, Hailey’s romantic lingerie threatens not only his freedom, but his libido! But when their professional rivalry turns into a red-hot rendezvous, the competition really starts heating up. And Xmas is about to get a whole lot more X-rated!

Dear Reader,

I love the holidays, with all of the festivity they bring.  But I have to admit, I’ve never actually attended a Christmas party that required costumes.  Doesn’t that sound fun?  Would you go like Hailey, as a cute holiday icon?  Or like Gage, as a beloved story character?  Me?  I think I want to be the Sugarplum Fairy.  Flitting from dreamer to dreamer, sprinkling happy thoughts and holiday wishes sounds pretty awesome.

I love Hailey, and was so happy to write her journey not only to love, but to finding that inner strength she always had but never seemed to trust herself to use.  She was fun to spend time with, because she’s one of those girls who, even though she worries about being bad, she has no problem being naughty.  Which was a great contrast to Gage, who is sure he’s bad, but discovers he’s a lot nicer inside than he’s comfortable with.  Together, they figure out a way to balance ambitions, their personalities and their future.

I hope you enjoy curling up with Naughty Christmas Nights.  I also hope you have a fabulous holiday season, filled with happy wishes, sweet treats and nice surprises!

Happy reading,

Tawny Weber

Reisz, Tiffany, Her Halloween Treat

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Reisz, Tiffany, Her Halloween Treat (Men at Work, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  Her Halloween Treat (Men at Work, Book 1)

Author:  Tiffany Reisz

Imprint:  Blaze

Issues:  Infidelity;

Blurb:

Trick…or wicked treat!

It was a devastating dirty trick—Joey Silvia just found out her boyfriend of two years is married. What. A. Dick. Joey knows her best chance to get over one guy is to get under another. Of course, heading home to her family’s remote cabin in Oregon poses some challenges in the “available men” department…until she discovers this cabin comes with its own hot handyman!

Holy crap, Chris Steffensen. When did her brother’s best friend turn into a hard-bodied pile of blond-bearded hotness? He’s the perfect Halloween treat—and a surprisingly dirty rebound guy. For a couple of weeks, anyway. Except that Chris has other ideas…like proving to Joey that this blast from the past is a whole lot more than a naughty Halloween hookup.

Dear Reader,

There are few places in the world more beautiful in autumn than Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.  I should know, because I live here.  Shortly after my husband and I moved out to the mountain (technically a volcano), I hired a handful of local contractors to do minor repairs on our new house.  They were annoyingly cute and very good at their jobs.  I joked to my husband that if I wrote some romance novels about these guys, maybe I could write our home repairs off on our taxes as a book research expense.

Sadly, my accountant didn’t go for that idea.  But I wrote the books anyway.  Her Halloween Treat is the first book in the Men at Work trilogy, inspired by the men and women in all our lives who paint our houses, build our decks, landscape our lawns and generally make our neighborhoods nicer places to live.  I hope you enjoy the story of Joey, on the rebound after a devastating breakup, and Chris, the sweet and sexy bearded contractor who puts all his handman skills to use fixing her broken heart.

Enjoy!

With Love from My Secret Volcanic Lair on Mount Hood,

Tiffany Reisz

Nelson, Rhonda, The Player

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Nelson, Rhonda, The Player (Men Out of Uniform, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2006).

Title:  The Player (Men Out of Uniform, Book 1)

Author:  Rhonda Nelson

Imprint:  Blaze

Issues:  Bereavement; Grief; Guilt; PTSD;

Blurb:

There’s nothing like a man in uniform…or out of it!

Especially when he’s as hot as former Ranger Jamie Flanagan. After their last assignment went horribly wrong, he and his buddies needed to get out of the military for good. There was only one catch – that he and his pals promise their commanding officer one favour. Any favour.

Now tall, dark and sexy Jamie is a top security specialist…and the ultimate ladies’ man. So he’s more than a little surprised when he learns the colonel has set him up to protect his grand-daughter. Who would trust a player like Jamie with a gorgeous woman like Audrey? Then he learns his “mission” is to seduce her away from another man…

Dear Reader,

Welcome to my Men Out of Uniform trilogy!  There’s something inherently sexy about the cut of Dress Blues, something casually attractive about a set of BDU’s.  There’s honour and courage and the idea of a greater good in every stitch, and those qualities are found in the men who wear them, as well.  But if there’s anything sexier than a guy in uniform, it’s a guy out of one, and that’s what this series is all about.

Jamie Flanagan, Brian Payne and Guy McCann are heroes to die for.  They’re die-hard bachelors.  They’re bad boys.  They’re Southern gentlemen.  They’re former US Army Rangers.  The only way they could be any better would be if they were dipped in chocolate….and since these are Mills & Boon Blaze stories, that’s always a distinct possibility.  I hope you enjoy The Player, and be sure to check out The Specialist coming in October and The Maverick, which will be on sale in November.  I’ve paired these guys with heroines who are strong enough to tangle with them, but soft enough to smooth out the rough edges.  The result is a series of books that have been fun to write, and rewarding as well.

I love to hear from my readers, so be sure to pop by my website – www.readrhondanelson.com.  I blog frequently about the bizarre happenings that make up everyday life.  Sample headings include “The Day My Dog Ate a Glue Stick” and “How I Felled a Possum with a Can of Fruit Cocktail.” (See?  I told you it was bizarre.)

Happy reading!

Rhonda Nelson

Myers, Cindi, Rock My World

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Myers, Cindi, Rock My World (The Wrong Bed, Book 37),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2005).

Title:  Rock My World (The Wrong Bed, Book 37)

Author:  Cindi Myers

Imprint:  Blaze

Issues:  Self Esteem

Blurb:

A three-day bed-in is the perfect way for aspiring DJ Erica Gibson to get on air. This promotional stunt could even lead to her having her own show on the radio. Too bad she’s cohosting with the station Lothario rather than hottie Adam “the Hawk” Hawkins.

Her wish is granted when Adam shows up on location. Dream job and dream guy…does life get any better? After everyone leaves and the lights go out, Erica seduces him. While their steamy after-dark activities go against the station’s rules, they agree that what happens in the bed stays in the bed. Back at work those forbidden adventures still tempt them. Then again, there’s nothing like the thrill of the forbidden…

Dear Reader,

When I was a little girl, I read From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E. Franweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, about a pair of children who run away from home and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The idea fascinated me, but being a small-town girl, with no big museums nearby, I decided that if I ran away, I’d hide out at the furniture store.  I could sleep in a different bed every night and watch twenty TVs at the same time!

Those childhood imaginings were at work when I came up with the idea for Rock My World.  Of course, I and my characters have to return to the real world of jobs and friends and, well, life after our time hiding out at the furniture store.  That’s where the real challenge of any relationship lies.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading how Adam and Erica face their challenges – and how they fulfill their fantasies.

I love to hear from readers.  You can email me at Cindi@CindiMyers.com, visit me on the Web at www.CindiMyers.com or write to me at P.O. Box 991, Bailey, CO 80461.

Happy reading!

Cindi Myers

LaBrecque, Jennifer, Northern Encounter

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LaBrecque, Jennifer, Northern Encounter (Alaskan Heat, Book 2),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2010).

Title:  Northern Encounter (Alaskan Heat, Book 2)

Author:  Jennifer LaBrecque

Imprint:  Blaze

Issues:  Interracial Relationship; POC;

Blurb:

Native guide Clint Sisnuket is one of the hottest guys in Alaska! But he’s managed to keep a close watch over his battered heart…until he meets Tessa Bellingham. In the independent videographer, Clint finds the sexual soul mate he’d been dreaming of.  Too bad she’s got “temporary fling” written all over her.

Tessa’s in town to record native culture…but she can’t seem to turn her camera lens away from Clint. The strong, silent, sexy man can make her tremble with a single smoldering glance. And, oh, what he can do when he actually touches her! Still, even though she feels at home in his arms, she doesn’t fit into his world. And they can’t stay in bed indefinitely.

Or can they…?

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Good Riddance, Alaska, a quirky little town in the Alaskan bush where everyone’s story isn’t quite what it seems.  Founded twenty-five years ago by a Southern Belle transplant, Merrilee Danvers Weatherspoon, Good Riddance welcomes an assortment of folks from all walks of life.

Clint Sisnuket is proud of his Alaskan native heritage.  The land and his people share an important bond, which is what makes him the best guide in the area.  A man of quiet strength whose totem is the eagle, Clint protects the land, his customs and those under his care.  Clint deserves a special mate, but what happens when that woman doesn’t fit into his world?

I hope you enjoy your stay in Good Riddance.  Don’t forget to come back next month for a Northern Escape.

I always enjoy hearing from readers.  Please drop by and visit me at www.jenniferlabrecque.com.

As always…happy reading,

Jennifer LaBrecque

Hoffmann, Kate, The Mighty Quinns: Rourke

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Hoffmann, Kate, The Mighty Quinns:  Rourke (The Mighty Quinns, Book 25),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  The Mighty Quinns:  Rourke (The Mighty Quinns, Book 25)

Author:  Kate Hoffmann

Imprint:  Blaze

Issues:  Bipolar Disorder; Bullying; Gendered Expectations (Women); Injury; Suicide

Blurb:

Her hero. Her savior.  And her undoing. Rourke Quinn found her on the storm-tossed shores of  Cape Breton. The woman in his arms was unconscious and bleeding. And Rourke knew her. Annie MacIntosh was the  town outcast—a wild thing. And as untamed and beautiful  as the Atlantic itself. This storm was just the thing to keep  Rourke as close to her as he dared….

Annie grew up fiercely independent. She was a survivor, needing no one and nothing. She cut herself off from the town and society, relying only on her raw need for survival. But Rourke unleashes a hunger she never knew existed. This man—this stranger—satiates an appetite she hardly dared imagine. It’s more exiting and more turbulent than that storm that rages outside. And Rourke has only one chance with the wild girl he can’t live without…before losing her to a world he can never be part of…

Dear Reader,

One of my favorite things about writing books for Harlequin is the opportunity to explore interesting new places.  When I decided to do this latest quartet of Mighty Quinn books, I was excited to have the chance to choose four very different settings, in various parts of the world.  Of course, the final book had to be set in Ireland, but for this book, I played with the settings of Central America and Africa before deciding on the island of Cape Breton in Canada.

With its vibrant Celtic culture and old lighthouses, I knew right away that this was the perfect place for a Qunn to fall in love – with the countryside and the heroine!

So, for all my Canadian fans, this one’s for you.  I hope I’ve represented this beautiful corner of your country well.  I think it’s the perfect place for Rourke and Annie to find their happy ending.

Enjoy!

Kate Hoffmann

Hoffmann, Kate, The Mighty Quinns: Malcolm

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Hoffmann, Kate, The Mighty Quinns:  Malcolm (The Mighty Quinns, Book 27),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2014).

Title:  The Mighty Quinns:  Malcolm (The Mighty Quinns, Book 27)

Author:  Kate Hoffmann

Imprint:  Blaze

Issues:  Bereavement; Grief; Self Esteem

Blurb:

Her guide to adventure…in and out of the bedroom

New Zealand wilderness guide Malcolm Quinn is stunned to learn that his father’s body—lost near the summit of Everest almost twenty years ago—has been found. The discovery stirs up painful memories for Mal, and brings eager reporters out in droves. He is ready to resist them all, until he meets the pretty little Yank who turns his blood to liquid lust….

Amy Engalls needs this story to make her career, but Mal refuses to be interviewed. Instead the gorgeous Quinn offers Amy the kind of adventure she’ll never forget. She accepts, realizing she may be jeopardizing her future for a short-term fantasy. By breaking the rules, will she lose everything…including her heart?

Hoffmann, Kate, The Mighty Quinns: Dex

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Hoffmann, Kate, The Mighty Quinns:  Dex (The Mighty Quinns, Book 26),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  The Mighty Quinns:  Dex (The Mighty Quinns, Book 26)

Author:  Kate Hoffmann

Imprint:  Blaze

Issues:  Bereavement; Depression; Grief; Guilt; Self Esteem

Blurb:

Just the right touch…

With her career on the line, Marlie Jenner is determined to make a top-notch documentary about beloved Irish author Aileen Quinn. Which means she needs a top-notch filmmaker; she needs Dex Kennedy. Dex is talented, well respected and Irish. He’s also hotter than hell. And when they meet, he looks as if he wants to eat Marlie right up.

Marlie does look delicious, but after a fatal accident during the shooting of his last documentary, Dex refuses to work on another film. Marlie has some very persuasive techniques, however, and after one seductive, drugging kiss, Dex is hooked—on the film, on Marlie, on the prospect of living again. But every documentary takes on a life of its own. And this one promises an ending that none of them could ever have anticipated…

Dear Reader,

It’s hard to believe I’m finishing up another set of Quinn books.  This series was really fun to write and I spent more than a few hours wondering what I’d do if some distant relative left me a million dollars.  Not too much time, though, since I know I don’t have any wealthy relatives out there.

Though I’ve had a chance to giveaway a lot of Aileen Quinn’s money, I think there might be a little more left in the bank account.  Who knows what Quinns might be found in the future?  The Mighty Quinns:  Dex is my twenty-sixth story about the family.  I think there might be a dew more stories left to be told.  Stay tuned!

Best,

Kate Hoffmann

Anders, Karen, The Bare Facts

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Anders, Karen, The Bare Facts,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2002).

Title:  The Bare Facts

Author:  Karen Anders

Imprint:  Blaze

Issues:  Self Esteem

Blurb:

Haley Lawton has to get a sex life—now! To keep her new assignment as regular feature writer for a hot women’s magazine, she has to come up with four killer articles on how to spice up the sex in a relationship. With little experience, but a lot of big dreams, she convinces Dylan Malone, her old college crush, now ad exec, to help tutor her on the finer points.

The finer points—indeed! Haley thinks she can handle living through one incredible fantasy; however, it isn’t long before Dylan’s sexy mouth and impatient hands start affecting her…completely. Now she’s not so sure that their next steamy encounter is such a good idea after all!

Once the fun and games are over, can Haley and Dylan turn four fantasies into forever?

Dear Reader,

My critique group made me write this story.  They told me that I had a special gift fir writing sensual stories and that I should enter the Blaze writing contest.  So I did, and here is the result.  I’m glad I listened to them.  I’m thrilled to be writing for the Harlequin Blaze.

What could be more fun than writing about fantasies?  Well, living them!  That’s what Haley, my heroine, does.  She needs to make a splash with a spice-up-sex-life column that was dropped into her lap, and who better to spice up her life than my sexy hero, Dylan?  Come along and discover how they overcome their obstacles to love while they learn about each other – body and soul.

After you’ve finished reading about Haley and Dylan and your heart stops racing, please let me know what you think,  you can write to me at P.O. Box 1929, Centreville, VA 20122 or visit me at karenanders.com and drop me an email.  And check out the brand-new Blaze site at www.tryblaze.com.

Enjoy!

Karen Anders