Two Weeks Until Bound to Forbidden is Out!

Super excited about this one because I LOVE a second-chance romance! The shared history is so freakin’ hot.

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Anna stood in front of me, chin up defiantly.

“What the hell are you doing here?” I asked.

“I’m a paying guest.”

I shook my head. Unbelievable. I was supposed to be working on the basement today. When I’d smelled her, right after getting out of my truck, I’d thought I was mistaken. And I knew I shouldn’t follow her tantalizing scent, but I couldn’t help myself–the wolf had been in control. And I’d followed along like a stupid idiot, thinking there was no way this was actually her.

After all these years, here she was. The woman in the picture.

My mate.

At least, I’d thought she was my mate. But then she’d left, making me doubt everything under the fucking sun.

Ten years had passed, but she looked the same. Beautiful skin, golden eyes. Her black hair was loose around her shoulders.

She wore the towel wrapped around her body like a freaking queen, even though I could smell her nervousness.

No doubt she could smell my anger.

I wondered if she could also smell my repressed lust.

Because as horribly awkward as this was, as pissed as I was, I still wanted her.

“You shouldn’t be here,” I said, my voice low.

“My reservation tells me otherwise.”

“I don’t care about your reservation. You don’t belong in Forbidden. Period.”

She opened her mouth to say something else–some snarky retort, most likely. I bent down, picked up her jeans and t-shirt, and thrust them at her.

She reached out to take them, and the towel fell.

Shrieking, she scrambled to grab the towel, but only ended up flinging it away from her by accident.

Fuck, her body was magnificent. Perfect tits, narrow waist, nice wide hips, perfect for grabbing. I reluctantly flicked my gaze back up to her face. Her cheeks had darkened with a blush and she stared at me with accusation in her gaze.

I snorted and started walking away, then said over my shoulder, “Nothing I haven’t seen before.”

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Our Favorite Tropes

One of the greatest things about the romance genre (other than the swoony feels, the witty banter, the steamy sexytimes, and the happily-ever-afters) is the vast number of tropes we get to enjoy. With everything from enemies-to-lovers, to secret babies, to May-December romances, and more, there is something for everyone!

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I recently polled the people who receive my newsletter to find out their favorites, and they could pick as many as they wanted. Here are the results!

*Note: results are slightly skewed because about 8 people took the survey before someone clued me in that I’d accidentally made it a “choose one” form instead of a “check off as many as you like” form. Oops!

  • 55.3% – protector/bodyguard
  • 50.6% – enemies to lovers
  • 47.1% – friends to lovers
  • 44.7% – second chance
  • 44.7% – close proximity (trapped, snowed in)
  • 37.6% – secret baby
  • 37.6% – forbidden love
  • 32.9% – fake relationship
  • 28.2% – marriage of convenience
  • 23.5% – May December (with one person specifying they especially like when the heroine is the December and the hero is the May)

WRITE-INS – These are the ones I didn’t include in the survey, which people helpfully added for me:

  • best friend’s sibling/sibling’s best friend
  • reverse harem (3 people specifically mentioned this one)
  • military men
  • slavery turns to romance
  • fated mates
  • mainly shifter stories (2 people specifically mentioned shifters)
  • doctor/patient, teacher/student (anything with a professional role and a person they’re supposed to serve/interact with professionally)
  • time travel

In case you’re curious, my favorites are second-chance and friends-to-lovers. I love it when there’s an existing connection between the hero and heroine because I like mining those backstories.

And obviously I love shifters, and reverse harem as well!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the poll! ❤

The Rose King – Now for Sale!

Subscribers to my newsletter have been getting installments for free online, but for those of you who want an ebook they can put on their Kindle, Nook, or Apple device, that can happen now!

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He will have to fight for the woman he loved and lost.

Rex has known since he was a teenager that his neighbor, Gemma, is the one for him. But as a wolf shifter, he’s been told that his life is too violent to bind himself to a fragile human. For the past eight years, he’s been fighting in cage matches and trying to forget the woman who holds his heart.

Now that Gemma has found her long-lost best friend, she can’t believe he’s the Rose King, a violent fighter. When cruel men want to control Rex, Gemma must confront the reason he left her, all those years ago. If she knows the truth about him, can their love endure?

The Rose King is available now on iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Amazon, Scribd, and Thalia! You can click this link, which is a universal book link and will magically whisk you to your online retailer of preference (if you haven’t used it before, you can set your preference. If you want to change your preference now or later, that’s possible, too).

Secrets of a Soprano, by Miranda Neville

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This little gem of a book was a delight! It’s about an opera singer and the guy she fell in love with years ago. Teresa Foscari, the heroine, is serious about her art and performing. She’s well-known and admired, and her presence in any opera house would elevate that house in reputation and earnings.

Her former flame, Maximilian Hawthorne, both resents and yearns for her. His internal conflict, and hers, at being thrust together once more are simply delicious.

And the historical detail! Wow! I read this some time ago and I’m still captivated by the setting–I might have to give this one a second read, just to return to those opera houses and the music, and the side characters who made my heart happy.

Trigger warning–the heroine suffered some sexual trauma before the start of the novel.