Monday, April 22, 2019

Vivi's Leading Man


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EXES AND OHS

The marriage was one of convenience. She had status and he had money. But... there was something there, and both of them felt it. After three years of him working long hours and her spending too much time at the Durango Street Theatre, Miguel Abonce and Vivienne Heiser called it quits. One year later, they are forced to work together to save or sell the theater. In the process they discover things they never knew about each other and they learn there's more between them than burning up the sheets. They might really love each other after all.

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He should pull away. Instead, tightened his hold while he plundered her sweetness. They clung together for long moments, their moans the only sound in his ears. When he pulled back, he looked into her eyes, dimly lit by the streetlights and a waxing moon in the night sky. “Well,” he murmured softly as he took in her swollen lips and her glazed expression. “Was it as good as it used to be?”

His question seemed to snap her out of her trance. “Yep. Best empty, meaningless kiss I’ve ever had.” Her words were biting, but her expression screamed sad. She pulled back and he let her go, even though every muscle in his body was dying to hold onto her.

She got into the Beamer and in typical Vivienne fashion pulled out of the parking lot a little too fast. He watched her go, his fingers pressed to his lips. It stung more than he cared to admit that she thought what he craved was empty and meaningless.

It had never felt that way to him.

About the Author:
The author of over thirty romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time. The mother of two sons, she and her husband split their time between central Texas, eastern Tennessee, and Georgia visiting their kids and grandchildren. For relaxation Emily plays the piano, organ, dulcimer, and ukulele for two different performing groups, and even sings a little. She says, “I love to write romances because I believe in them. Romance happened to me and it can happen to any woman—if she’ll just let it.”

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Brrrrrr

Made my first trip to Maine this year. I love the cold. It snowed a couple of days and if you look real close in the one picture you can just make out icicles. The last time I saw icicles I was just a kid! In spite of the cold my cousin and I were able to sit out on the porch a few times when the sun came out.





Saturday, April 20, 2019

Uber VS Cab

I took my first Uber ride to the airport in Orlando when I went to Maine on vacation. The cost, about $14.00 for a 15 minute ride, not including the tip. When I returned to Florida I grabbed a cab. The cost, about $25.00 for a 15 minute ride, not including the tip. That's a huge difference! Guess I'll be using an Uber from now on.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

My niece and her man went on a cruise for a week and I got to babysit the kids!

 
Dorian

 
Stella

 
Owen

 
Hannah

 
Torti

 
Me and Anne

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Demon Teaser

Next in the Desert Rebels MC Series...Book 2...coming soon!

DEMON
"One of my brothers is a traitor, and I'm going to find out who it is and end him."

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Update

I've been plugging away on writing Demon, book 2 of my Desert Rebels Series. In the meantime don't forget that A Soldier's Promise will be available on 4/1 in ebook and for the first time in print.

They made a promise to the same man but will guilt over their feelings for each other get in the way of keeping it?


He's a soldier home for the holidays, his brother's last wish for him to take care of his wife and baby weighing heavily on his mind. Keeping promises are important, but this one will be hard. Ryan has been secretly in love with Shannon for years. Their attraction is hot and consuming, but will they be able to get over the guilt that threatens to keep them apart?

Excerpt - She pulled back the curtain, her eyes rounding when she recognized Ryan's form heading down the front steps with his bag in his hand. Was he leaving because of her? That would crush Marsha! Without thinking, Shannon whipped the door open and stepped onto the porch.

"Ryan!" If he heard her, he ignored her, and continued walking toward the garage. "Ryan!" Shannon picked up her robe and dashed down the steps and into the snow. The cold immediately went through her slippers. "Ryan, please wait!"

He rounded the garage and disappeared. Shannon couldn't believe that he didn't hear her. She rushed to catch up with him, almost falling when she stepped on an icy patch of snow. She entered the garage just as he opened the door to his jeep. "Ryan!"

He stiffened but didn't turn around as she expected. Shivering, Shannon stepped in front of him, putting herself between him and the open door. She didn't know what she was going to do; only that she had to stop him in some way. "What are you doing?" she asked, flinching from the unwelcome coldness in his eyes. It was just getting light enough for her to see his expression, hard and set as usual.

"I would think that's obvious," he said flatly, a tic appearing in his jaw. His gaze was focused somewhere over her head.

"Your leaving will ruin everyone's holiday. Every year, all they ever talk about is you coming home." His gaze zeroed in on hers with deadly accuracy. He looked so angry, as if he was about to explode. Shannon felt the urge to reach up and kiss away the firmness of his mouth until it was soft and friendly. "Are you leaving because of, ah, what happened?" She didn't have to spell it out; they both knew what she was referring to.

"I think it's better this way."

"I'm not blaming you," she began. "It's something that just happened, a moment that got away from us." Trying to sound as if it was insignificant didn't come off as convincing as Shannon wanted it to. She could barely look Ryan in the eye because of the heat filling her cheeks.

"What makes you think it won't happen again?"

Shannon's eyes rounded in surprise. The little thrill his words caused evaporated quickly when she realized he wasn't happy about his earlier loss of control. Would it happen again? She didn't have the nerve to ask. Deep down part of her wanted it to. She could tell he wanted to leave, but she was in his way.

"Ryan please, if you can't stand being under the same roof with me then I'll leave. Just, please, don't hurt your family this way." It surprised Shannon that his leaving would hurt her, too.

Their gazes held for a long moment. Shannon wasn't beneath begging to get him to change his mind. She loved Marsha and the rest of the family too much to cause them undue pain. "Please, stay." To her mortification, she felt the hot sting of tears fill her eyes. It occurred to her that she was asking as much for herself as for them. Did he feel the pull between them? The intensity of it astounded her.

*Previously published. New cover and new content!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Look what's in paperback!


If you're interested it's available now, but only on Amazon. The ebook will be available on 4/1.
 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

They're Back!

My family has been gone on a nine day cruise, nine days! And I've been so lonely. Sure I had my cats. Sure my bestie came over for a couple of days. Sure I wrote my fingers off. But it just wasn't the same. I missed my grandkids so much! Well, they came home yesterday. And my daughter reminds me that I'm going to have them all next week on school break. What?! By this time next week I'm going to be a basket case! lol

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Salvaging Truth

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Salvaging Truth
Series: Hunters & Seekers Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Suspense, Military Action, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: January 31, 2019
The world could be transformed if Riley can only stay alive long enough.
Most parents leave you a house, a car, or money when they die. Riley’s mom left her a treasure hunt with a mysterious payoff. Now everyone seems to want a piece of Riley and her inheritance: the university, the military, mega corporations, and Russian spies.
Riley needs help to solve her mother’s murder, and Dagger Easton’s salvage and investigation company comes to her rescue. Retired SEAL, private eye, and leader of a diving and salvage team, Dagger promises to protect Riley with his life. But as the value of her mother’s research becomes clear, Riley begins to believe there’s no one she can trust—not with her life, her heart, or her mother’s legacy.

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Excerpt

Riley gazed at the clock next to her bed for the tenth time in the past twenty minutes. She was mentally exhausted, yet her mind refused to shut down and let her rest. She closed her eyes and willed herself to sleep.
Crreeeak…
She sat up ramrod straight and listened in the darkness. She strained to hear any other sound out of place.
The crickets and frogs chirruped. Off in the distance a red fox cried out—exactly like a woman screaming. Then a scraping sound…so close.
The crickets and frogs abruptly stopped.
She held her breath, one, two, three, heartbeats.
The chirruping returned.
Slipping both legs out from under her covers, she placed her feet on the floor as soundlessly as possible. Slowly shifting her weight, she stood up and tiptoed to the door. She crept out of her room and headed for the stairs where she stopped and listened.
It was a moonless night, and she couldn’t see more than a few feet, but growing up in this house she felt comfortable moving in the near blinding darkness.
She moved onto the first stair and stopped. Making sure of her footing she skipped the next stair knowing it would squeak and gracefully landed on the one below. All the while keeping her hands away from the shaky banister that her dad had promised to fix years ago. She continued down the remining stairs, stepping only on the solid treads. She moved toward the front door. The security system wasn’t active. Had she set it before bed? She couldn’t remember. Cracking the door open she slipped out into the night.
Out of nowhere, a massive hand covered her mouth and an arm wrapped around her waist. She tried to scream, but the man yanked her back and knocked the wind from her lungs.

About Joanne Jaytanie

Joanne Jaytanie
Joanne writes romantic suspense, paranormal, supernatural suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves to submerge herself in the world of her characters, to live and breathe their lives and marvel at their decisions and predicaments. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course romance.
Joanne was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Olympic Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
Joanne is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America, (RWA), Kiss of Death, (KOD), Greater Seattle Romance Writers Chapter, (GSRWA), Sisters In Crime (SIC), and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, (FFPRWA). She served as President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie Macomber’s home chapter.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Wild Desire by Toya Richardson




Dare to take a walk on the wild side with Mila and Elias. An exciting story filled with sexy Alpha males and their strong-willed women, magic, danger and a few other surprises along the way… Mila Stubbs is starting her dream job as a forest ranger. The downside, it’s close to where she grew up. After years of bullying at the hands of Drake Scott, and the death of her parents, she fled to the city. Now she’s back and has put her life in danger by doing so. She has no idea of the power which lies dormant inside her. Elias Crane has been waiting his whole life for ‘The One’. A chance meeting with Mila in the forest changes his life forever. Even though he realises she has no idea what is going on deep undercover of the trees, and the untold connection between them, the powerful pull to her drives him to the edge of insanity. As they become close, the danger for Mila escalates. Drake Scott and his father have plans for her. They want her for breeding purposes. And when she’s taken captive, Elias must reach her before it’s too late.

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Wild Desire is on early release from today for only 99p/99c and available on KU Main release party and book launch will be on 22nd March between 5pm to 11pm GMT. Lots of giveaways, including an Amazon gift card, and some fabulous and talented authors with be attending. Come on over to Toya’s Treasures to join in with the fun…  Facebook Group