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Rounding up romance!

BookBub 0.99 cent sale!

My contemporary romance, Betting On Kincade, is on sale starting today on Amazon and at BookBub through May 17th, for only 0.99 cents! Be sure to get your copy! I promise it’s entertaining!


A fun interview with Jean M. Grant

Today on Riding With McKay I have the talented Jean M. Grant and her newest release, Soul of the Storm. But first, lets have a little fun.

What do you like to do when not writing? Flower gardening, baking, hiking.

Beach, lake, or mountains? Mountains with lakes.

If you could meet one famous person, living or dead, who would it be? I’d love to meet Elvis Presley or Eugenie Clark or Jacques Cousteau or Mr. Rogers. Living: Diana Gabaldon.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? A new shade of pink!

What are you known for? Talking to my flowers. Always having lip balm in my pocket and a coffee in my hand.

You find a $100 bill in your purse/bag, what would you spend it on? Date night (and babysitter).

How many hours a day (or week) do you write? It varies, on and off the entire day. Some days a good 6-8 hours. I’ve been a nooks and crannies writer, but now that I am home, I have longer stretches.

Favorite book of all time? Outlander.

You’re on a desert island, besides essentials, what do you bring? Lip balm. A lifetime supply.

Why read a novella in a series?

You can read it in a sitting or two.

You can read more than one in the series.

Sometimes it’s “just enough” when our TBR pile is gigantic.

Fewer characters to remember.

Without committing to a larger novel, you can get a taste for that author’s voice.

There is still a compelling plot and characters with goals, motivations, and conflict. Like Goldilocks, it can be “just enough.” Not too much, not too little.

Less subplots and timelines to juggle. The story gets straight to the chase.

You can get to the HEA (Happy Every After) faster.

They tend to be less verbose.

They are just fun.


Really. I have soft spot for reading novellas. I adore Diana Gabaldon’s big tomes, but I must admit that some of my favorites are her “bulges” as she calls them. Sweet, shorter side stories that flesh out the Outlander world.

Stories are meant to pull us in, make us think, provide entertainment, nurture whatever needs to be nurtured. So why not give a few of the Deerbourne Inn books a whirl? I know I’ve already read a few beside my own and plan to read a few more…

Soul of the Storm

Charlotte MacGregor lost the thrill of conquering mountains five years ago when her sister disappeared on a hiking adventure without her. Still guilt-ridden, Charlotte heads for a vacation to rustic Vermont with a friend—where she’s surrounded by reminders of her devastating loss and plagued with unanswered questions.

Matiu Christiansen is an outdoors buff. He works multiple jobs to save for his dream of owning an outfitter in New Zealand. He’s never quite felt at home in the United States and he yearns for his Maori roots, but his attraction to Charlotte puts a kink in his plans to move home later this year. Thrown together by coincidence, Charlotte and Matiu form a kindred bond through their shared love of the outdoors. Can Charlotte surmount her demons to assist Matiu on a rescue when a late-season snowstorm hits? And can Matiu help Charlotte heal from the pain of the past?

Soul of the Storm excerpt

She went to feel her ring on her finger with her thumb…but the ring wasn’t there. That old habit would not die even years later.

A dog bark intruded. The man crossed to the back door. “Reka, sweet girl, take your nap. Only a few hours here and then home, okay?” He spoke to her like a father to a toddler. The dog barked again. “A swim and walk this morning weren’t enough for you?”

He approached the dog, petted it, and whispered affections.

Charlotte made a soundless “Aww” and kept perusing.

The man returned, nearer. Residual sweat traced his brow. He pointed to a selection of books in the middle. “These are the best. Depends on what you’re looking for. Honest reviews or glorified fantasies?”

“Honest reviews, always.”

He stroked a hand through his neck-length black hair, the longer top layer falling over his forehead. He squatted and withdrew a few books from the lower shelf. “You could go with the popular or famous names, sure, but I like these authors.” He handed her one.

A book on South America sat in her hands. She muttered, “Thanks. Don’t need that one.”

“Oh, already been there, eh? All good, all good.” He took it and shoved it back on the shelf. “Where do your dreams lie then?”

She swallowed. No, I wasn’t there in that way. I was supposed to have been there. Five years ago. Instead she said, “Well, Vermont for now.” “You’re in luck. I’m from Willow Springs.”

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Jean’s background is in science and she draws from her interests in history, nature, and her family for inspiration. She writes historical and contemporary romances and women’s fiction. She also writes articles for family-oriented travel magazines. When she’s not writing or chasing children, she enjoys tending to her flower gardens, hiking, and doing just about anything in the outdoors.

On sale for 0.99 cents!

This steamy, contemporary romance, set in Alaska, is on sale today until February 15th for only 0.99 cents! Be sure to get your copy. It’s certain to keep you warm and cozy.

I need your vote for my book in the PRG Receivers Choice Awards!

My book, Lead Me Into Temptation, has been nominated in the PRG Reviewers Choice Awards and I would be forever thankful if you voted for it. There’s a lot of great authors that have been selected, so every vote really counts. Plus, it’s fun and easy. You are allowed one vote for each category.

Lead Me Into Temptation has been nominated in the category:

Here’s the link to the nominations page: https://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/2018-prg-reviewers-choice-awards-ballot/

2018 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award

I’m so honored that my book, Lead Me Into Temptation, has been nominated for the 2018 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award! It’s stiff competition and votes are required beginning January 19th. Wish me luck!

A holiday box set you don’t want to miss!

A holiday box set you don’t want to miss!

A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes… Romance doesn’t take time off for the holidays, and neither should you. Amidst all the chaos of the upcoming holiday season, be sure to snatch up your copy of this compilation. Hunky heroes from all walks of life will fill your eReader. From blue collar to white, from the quiet to the demanding. Allow yourself the treat of sinking into these mouth-watering delights. Regardless of your favorite romance trope, this set has something for everyone and will warm up your winter nights.

#Books2read – https://books2read.com/b/Heart-of-a-Hunk #Amazon – http://a.co/d/0RSzwpB #Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/heart-of-a-hunk #Nook – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heart-of-a-hun…/1129837843… #iBooks – Including stories by: Jocelyn Dex – Krista Ames Author – Stephanie Morris – Esme Wilde – Kris Jayne Stephanie Queen – Donna R Mercer – Candace Sams – Marie Mason Allyson Abbott – Livia Quinn – Helen Scott – Devon McKay – Harper Kincaid Rebecca Fairfax – Sharon Coady – Christi Barth – Jane Blythe – Suzanne Zannis Jenkins – Tamara Ferguson – Joann Baker & Patricia Mason Deelylah Mullin – D Anne Paris – Eliot Parker

How about a cowboy for Christmas?

Would you like a cowboy for Christmas? How about seven of them? 

Don’t miss this holiday collection of modern-day cowboys and the women they love, featuring the same USA Today, Amazon Bestselling, and Award-Winning authors from “A Cowboy to Keep,” which garnered 55 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 stars.


Available now!

What inspires 7 authors to write a Christmas Anthology?

Find out what inspires 7 authors to write a Christmas anthology today on Linda Carroll-Bradd’s blog! Please join me and a talented group of authors as we share what inspired each of our stories. I promise it’s entertaining!


Love Christmas romance? How about two anthologies featuring love in the most romantic season of all?

Two romance anthologies just in time for Christmas! Both Anthologies are available for pre-order. Be sure to order your copy today!


Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes by [Morgan, Nicole, Dex, Jocelyn, Ames, Krista, Morris, Stephanie , Wilde, Esme, Jayne, Kris, Queen, Stephanie, Mercer, Donna , Sams, Candace, Mason, Marie]



Fall in love with the Kelly sisters!

The Devil’s Christmas Kiss featured in A Christmas Cowboy To Keep

Kristen Kelly was returning home with a new attitude. No longer the shy, awkward girl of her past, she’s determined to show the small town what she’s made of. Especially Cole Lawson.

Challenged by Cole at a holiday kissing booth, she finds the wicked cowboy hasn’t changed a bit. He’s still the most frustrating, infuriating, and tempting, man she’d ever come across.

And now he was back for more.

Kissing St. Nick featured in Heart Of A Hunk

Driving a sports car in the middle of a blizzard wasn’t the worst decision Laney Kelly had ever made. Considering the mess she’d made of her life in the past three years, returning home was one of her better choices—regardless of the weather.

Wrecking her ex-boyfriend’s Corvette? The best Christmas present ever.

Nick Moretti had little time for distractions. His demanding career as a firefighter was far too important, especially during the holidays, but rescuing a dark-haired beauty from his past changes everything.


Fall in love with a new author at the Fall Fair! Don’t miss this awesome week long book giveaway! 

Fall in love with a new author at the Fall Fair!  Don’t miss this awesome week long book giveaway! 


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