Sale! 99 cent Boots

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You Can Leave Your Boots On by Irene PrestonUh… it appears I forgot to post that You Can Leave Your Boots on is on sale this week.

Get it for only $0.99 through Sunday if you live in the US or UK. (sorry – this is a kindle special and those are the only countries they let me offer it).

Also, Tall Order is still on pre-order for $0.99 and that price will go up to $2.99 by release.

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~I

 

 

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Tall Order Cover Reveal & Giveaway

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Dylan and Win (and Izzie!) Get Their Own Cover!

(See the Official Tall Order cover reveal on ARe Cafe!)

Thank you to the fabulous Dar Albert who captured not only Dylan and Win, but Win’s beloved Izzie.  Dontcha just love it?

Those of you who read the Romancing Austin anthology last year will remember my super-tall hero, Win and his micro-car, Izzie.

With SXSW 2016 right around the corner, I thought it time to release Tall Order as a standalone.

(Erm – in case you missed it. This is the same Tall Order that appeared in the anthology – so get one or the other, but you don’t need both. Unless you particularly crave your own copy with Izzie on the front.)

Book Cover: Tall Order by Irene Preston

Dylan, Win, and Izzie

 

Chef Dylan Trevino screwed up bad, and he knows it. When he left Texas, his job, and his boyfriend behind, Dylan was confident Aston would follow him to New York. Now he’s back home and working for the worst caterer in Austin just to pay the rent. Being head chef at a party thrown by a famous rocker doesn’t make up for serving bland tacos while dressed like a dime-store cowboy. Thank god his ex can’t see him now.

Aston Winkler’s steampunk guitar mods are all the rage with musicians and he’s got invites to every hot party in town. Too bad he’d rather be listening to garage bands than networking in a penthouse. From his 6’7” vantage point, Aston has no problem spotting Dylan at the crowded SXSW party. Getting his boyfriend back? That’s a tall order.

Tall Order Releases February 16

Order Now at the special pre-release price of $0.99 (reg. $2.99)

Where to Buy Tall Order

Amazon | ARe | Kobo | IBooks | B&N

coming soon to Tolino

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GIVEAWAY – $25 Gift Certificate + Free Books!

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Why is Taste Disappearing?

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Quick Update on Taste

I’ve heard from a few of you who are confused that they can’t find A Taste of You in some retailers.

Don’t Panic! The quick answer is that it is being re-published and should be back up most places by February 1st.

As of now, A Taste of You is still on Amazon, and that should be the last place it will disappear. (Update: Most of the new bookseller links are active. click here  for where to buy. ). The only place I know of where it will disappear indefinitely is Google Play.  (They aren’t accepting any new authors right now. If you want to lobby them about this, be my guest but…Google.)

The longer story.

My publisher has decided to close their doors.  This means I am having my rights reverted long before the end of my contract. I have enjoyed working with Fated Desires very much and they are making the transition as easy as possible. When A Taste of You goes back online it will be virtually unchanged. Even the cover will have very minor modifications.

That being said…

IMPORTANT

You may receive email from Amazon and other vendors about a “New Release” when the 2nd edition goes up. It will be the SAME BOOK. I’m not adding any content or anything, so there is absolutely no need for you to re-purchase if you have the original A Taste of You.

 

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Spotlight and $25 GC Giveaway: The Secret Of Obedience by Liv Rancourt

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Happy Release Week to my good friend Liv!  I’m so excited to share The Secret of Obedience with you. I had the pleasure of getting an advance peek at it – and you can see my review here.  If you want the summary – hot, sweet, and 5 stars!

Liv’s been kind enough to bring a hot (and sweet and beautiful) excerpt for us. Also, she’s giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card – so make sure to read down to the end of the post and get your entry in for that!


 

The Secret of Obedience by Liv Rancourt The Secret of Obedience

By Liv Rancourt

Can a jock find love with a hot little hipster? Opposites attract, but secrets divide.

Ronnie Durand is a country boy who transfers to the University of Washington after two years at Central. He’ll have to give up playing football, though finishing his education at a major university in Seattle – and being out and proud without having to look over his shoulder – makes the sacrifice worthwhile.

But finding friends at a huge school is tough, especially when the hottest guy Ronnie meets makes him doubt his own sanity.

Sang’s been on his own a long time. He’s only a couple steps away from living on the street, and he’s got dreams so big they don’t leave space for a steady boyfriend. Then he meets Ronnie, who just might be strong enough to break through his barriers….as long as Sang lets him in on one big secret.

Excerpt:

My bike’s parked right in front of the club. “Are we going far?” I ask.

“Four or five blocks.”

I hand him the helmet. “Get on.”

He slides the helmet on, and I help him tighten the buckles. He chitters a laugh, making the moment silly and a little awkward. I straddle the bike, and when he climbs on behind me it turns me on so bad I almost come again. Damn. I want to be stretched out in a bed with Sang, both of us naked, with a box of condoms and a Costco-sized bottle of lube.

With nudges and hand signals, he guides me to a big brick apartment building about a quarter mile away. I park, and he springs off, leaving me with a sharp shiver at the loss of his heat. By the time I get the bike locked up, he’s on the front door phone. Continue reading

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Alice Orr: Cooking for Jonathan – Chili Mole in the Slow Cooker

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Tired of turkey yet? Alice Orr is here today with a great cold-weather recipe you can easily make in the slow-cooker! Make sure to check out Alice’s new book A Vacancy at the Inn!


 

Alice:

I grew up in the Snow Country. Extreme northern New York State almost to Canada. The white world of winter – white snowscape meeting white sky. I loved the crisp cold beauty and the solitude of it where a young girl could be truly on her own.

My mother was strict but she’d never go out in the biting cold or the blowing snow to track me down. Once I was through the front door of 439 East Avenue I was literally in the wind and I wouldn’t return home until suppertime.

Mom wasn’t a great cook but he was a good cook. She was especially good at winter cooking. In other words substantial food. “That will put meat on your bones,” my dad would say. He was almost always referring to a pot of something set to simmer on the back of the stove all day long.

Soups and stews and spaghetti sauce were the most frequent occupants of that pot. It wasn’t a fancy pot because we weren’t fancy people. We didn’t care what the outside of the pot looked like. We cared what its contents tasted like – and how they made us feel.

On a cold winter day the pot fare from my mother’s kitchen made us feel – first of all – warm. We ate in the dining room but we could smell the aroma from the kitchen that had our mouths watering even before the steaming bowls were carried in and set down in front of us.

Then we’d eat – quietly for a while because we were so very hungry. Then gradually we’d discover the other thing those cold-weather pot meals made us feel. They made us feel full.

Flash decades forward to my kitchen. We live in the northeast – not as far north but it still gets very cold here. My husband Jonathan is a contractor. He runs time-pressured jobs for demanding people and he comes home hungry every night. In the winter he comes home hungry and cold.

We live in an apartment building on the second floor. Jonathan walks that one flight up each night. As he climbs the aroma of my kitchen draws him home. He drops his jobsite boots at the door – shakes the snow from his work jacket and leaves the outside world behind.

“I could smell your cooking all the way,” he says as he folds me into his still chilly arms that feel warm as toast to me anyway. Then he lifts the lid of the pot and takes a long deep whiff. He is continuing his aroma experience but what he’s really needing is substantial food.

Chili Mole is substantial food and one of Jonathan’s favorite cold-weather pot meals. I simmer it all day long – just like my mother back on East Avenue but I use the slow cooker – my best meal preparation buddy on long winter days. Here’s my recipe. Give it a try. And stay warm.

Alice Orr's Chili Mole RecipeChili Mole Recipe

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