Tuesday, July 7, 2020

#MFRWsteam - Excerpt from TO HEAL A HEART


Hello Steam lovers! Today I'm offering an excerpt from my newest release, TO HEAL A HEART. Both Blair and Garrett have wounds to heal and tragedies to overcome. Part of that healing begins in this scene, this first time they make love. Check out another excerpt on my website and make sure to check out other excerpts in the blog hop using the list below. I hope you enjoy this snippet.



Blurb:

Garrett Saunders' world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.

Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett's rescue horse and he'll help with repairs around her farm.


Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she's hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett's love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?

Excerpt:

He kissed her, softly, gently, a mere brushing of his lips against hers. Somehow, he understood she had to do this slowly, and she was grateful he was willing to let her set the pace. It had been so long, and she’d been an inexperienced teenager. Her memories of sex were uncomfortable—fumbling hands, hurried, sometimes painful coupling, a swift adjustment of clothing, a quick goodbye. No words of love or even affection, only a release of sexual need. 

This was different. For the first time she would be making love, not merely having sex. 

Blair relaxed into Garrett’s kiss and wound her arms around his neck. Yes, she decided. This is my first time.

He claimed her mouth in a searing kiss that left her breathless, and suddenly Blair no longer wanted to take things slow. She answered his kiss with need of her own, touching her tongue to the seam of his lips and begging entry. Garrett immediately opened to her, devouring her with a hunger that matched her own. Their tongues danced and twisted together, warm flesh sliding over warm flesh. 

Garrett unfastened the hooks at the back of her bra, and it fell to the floor. The feel of her naked breasts against his hard chest with its light dusting of hair sent shivers rippling through her body. Garrett rubbed her upper arms. 

“Cold?” 

She gulped in a breath. Why was it so hard to breathe? “No. Exactly the opposite. You make me burn, Garrett.” 

Instead of laughing the way she thought he might, he cupped her face between his two big hands. 

“Sweet, beautiful Blair.” 

His words brought a lump to her throat and an ache to her heart, especially accompanied as they were by the tenderness in his eyes. No one had ever looked at her that way, like she was something special. Something precious. 

Garrett kissed her once again, then knelt in front of her on his good knee, his leg with the prosthesis at a right angle. Slowly, he unzipped her jeans and pulled them, along with her panties, down her legs to the floor. She stepped out of them and pushed them aside with her bare foot, suddenly aware she was standing in front  of him naked. Vulnerable. But she wasn’t embarrassed. This was Garrett, and the way he looked up at her in wonder, even joy, made her feel beautiful. 

And loved? 

She tossed the thought from her mind, not wanting to go there. This night was about want and need of the physical kind. There was no room for anything else. 

Blair ran her fingers through his hair. She loved the texture of it, thick yet silky and smooth, the curls winding themselves around her fingers. 

“I know women who would kill for hair like yours.” 

He laughed. “There’s nothing special about my hair.” 

Blair only smiled. He was wrong, of course. There was something special about every part of him. He was special. 

She patted his hair to smooth it once more and extended her hand to him. “Come to bed, Garrett.” 

He shook his head, a whisper of a smile playing on his lips. “Not yet.” 

With that, he placed his hands on her ass and drew her forward. Blair’s heart pounded. 

“Garrett, I’ve never—” 

“Shh, sweetheart. Let me love you.” 

His warm breath whispered across her thighs. He parted her sex with his fingers and licked the exposed knot of nerves in a slow, languorous motion. Her knees buckled. She would have collapsed if he hadn’t held her upright. 

“Oh!” Somehow it was the only word she could form. 

He brought her even closer, working her with tongue and fingers, sucking gently until the pleasure was almost too much, on the edge of something wonderful she couldn’t quite reach. 

But then she did. 

Blair orgasmed with a gasp. She clutched at Garrett’s shoulders while spasms wracked her body with waves of pleasure. Dear God, it felt so good. He felt so good. 

She rested her cheek against the top of his head while she caught her breath. She didn’t know it could be like this. Her previous fumbling experiences with sex hadn’t prepared her. The wonder of it brought tears to her eyes.


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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy Canada Day!


Happy Canada Day! It's going to be a quiet one this year - no street parties, large gatherings or fireworks - but we can still celebrate being Canadian with True Patriot Love. Happy 153rd Birthday, Canada!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Quick Five with Amber Daulton!

Let's get to know author Amber Daulton better as she answers five quick questions. Amber is also featuring her time-time romance TIMELESS BEGINNINGS, with a blurb and excerpt. Welcome back to Journeys with Jana, Amber! 


Quick Five with Amber Daulton:

- Beach vacation or sightseeing in the city?
Beach, definitely, but I’d like the area to have museums and historic points of interest around.

- Water, pop or juice?
I love juice, especially orange and grape, but I normally drink water. Soda is a rare treat.

- Movies: romantic comedies, thriller, or horror? Got a different favorite?
Action flicks! If it has a hot metal soundtrack and a bunch of explosions, I’m game.

- What's your favorite show to binge watch?
Supernatural. My hubby Greg and I are big fans. We’ve seen multiple seasons several times each and even have some dialogue memorized. 

- E-book, paperback or audiobook?
I prefer print books because I love the smell and holding them in my hands, but they’re more expensive and take up so much room in my office. I probably have a hundred or so print books while I have over a thousand ebooks. I don’t listen to audiobooks much, and I need to remedy that.

Blurb, TIMELESS BEGINNINGS:

Leonora Harris fled her newly wedded husband’s home in Georgian England, 1725, and took shelter in a cave during a rainstorm. She woke up in a cold, barren land and a handsome stranger with a mechanical carriage offered her shelter. 

Undercover American operative Rodger Ramsey never expected to find a runaway bride in the magnificent Salar de Uyuni. Assigned to Bolivia to investigate Communist activities, he just wrapped up his two-year mission in 1963 and followed his heart to the salt flats one last time.

Sparks flew and attraction sizzled. The lost, stubborn woman kicked his protective instincts into overdrive. Rodger took her home with him, determined to help her before he returned to the States, and Leonora flourished under his guidance. Their hearts intertwined. He wanted her, needed her, but could he truly love a woman who believed she jumped two hundred years in time? 

Will they find a way to stay together, despite the obstacles between them, or will Leonora survive in this strange new world alone? 

(Author’s Note - This is a prequel to Timeless Honor, a time travel romance with Rodger and Leonora’s granddaughter, but can be read as a standalone.)

Excerpt:

“May I make a suggestion about your clothes?” 

Rodger’s soft plea drew her attention. He stood in front of her, she didn’t even see him move around the coffee table, and he reached out as though to stroke a few tendrils of damp hair away from her face. Heat curled in her womb, her heart skipped a beat, but he stepped back before contact and clasped his hands at his sides. 

“Certainly.” Leonora swallowed hard to steady her voice as she glanced down at the thick bands of braided yarn and ribbon woven into the skirt. “Is something the matter?” 

“You should tuck in your shirt. That’s how the native Bolivian women wear it.” 

“Oh?” She turned away from him for a modicum of privacy, grasped the hem and sucked in her stomach to push the excessive fabric beneath the waistband of the skirt. “Is this right?” 

A low hiss echoed behind her. Rodger clasped her waist with his strong hands and held her still as she tried to face him. Delicious warmth enveloped her despite the thick cotton between them and his fingers trailed from her waist to the small of her back. She gasped as he grazed her bare skin, his touch seared her, and he tucked the back half of her shirt into the skirt. 

“Th—thank you,” Leonora stuttered as she peeked at him over her shoulder. 

“Face me, dearest.” He turned her gently around in the cage of his arms until she stared up into his eyes. “That’s a good girl.” 

Air thundered through her lungs and not even a hurricane could propel her away from him.

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30638898-timeless-beginnings 

Buy Links: 

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About the Author:



Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press, Books to Go Now, and Daulton Publishing, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats. 
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats. Feel free to visit her at http://www.amberdaultonauthor.blogspot.com

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Launching TO HEAL A HEART with a little help from my friends!


I want to thank my fellow writers at The Wild Rose Press for helping me out with the release of TO HEAL A HEART by hosting me on their blogs and sending out tweets and Facebook posts. I'd love readers to check out their beautiful blogs. Thanks for all your help!

Vicky Burkholder/Sparkling Book Reviews - Book Spotlight https://sparklingbookreviews.com/2020/05/25/guest-author-judy-reynolds/

Shirley Goldberg - Guest Post, Stories from a Small Town - https://midagedating.com/talking-with-author-jana-richards-about-small-town-living/






Tena Stetler - Guest Post - What Inspired me to Write TO HEAL A HEART - https://www.tenastetler.com/to-heal-a-heart-by-jana-richards/

Beverley Bateman - Character Interview with heroine, Blair Greyson - https://beverleybateman.blogspot.com/2020/06/meet-jana-richards-and-her-new-book.html

Jennifer Wilck - Character Interview with heroine, Blair Greyson (a different interview!) - http://jenniferwilck.blogspot.com/2020/06/welcome-jana-richards.html


Karen Hulene Bartell - Character Interview with hero, Garrett Saunders - https://karenhulenebartell.com/f/to-heal-a-heart-character-interview

Monday, June 15, 2020

Blog Tour for TO HEAL A HEART!

I'm going on tour! Silver Dagger Tours is taking me and my newest release, TO HEAL A HEART, on a month blog tour around the internet. I'd love for you to come along for the ride!




Garrett Saunders' world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.

Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett's rescue horse and he'll help with repairs around her farm.



Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she's hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett's love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?



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Two Gals And A Book To Heal a Heart (Book 2, Masonville series)
Two Gals And A Book Child of Mine (Book 1, Masonville series)


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Inside the Insanity  - GUEST POST


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Readeropolis  - GUEST POST


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My Fiction Nook   - GUEST POST


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Jul 15

Release Day for TO HEAL A HEART!

TO HEAL A HEART releases today, June 15, 2020!
Book 2, Masonville Small Town Romance Series


Two souls in pain, two hearts in need of rescue.


Garrett Saunders' world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.


Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett's rescue horse and he'll help with repairs around her farm.


Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she's hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett's love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?


Buy Links:

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Excerpt:

She pulled into the Saunders’ farmyard and parked near the house. After killing the engine, she hopped out of the driver’s side door and hurried to help Garrett get out of her truck. He leaned on her as they walked to the house, and she staggered a little under his weight.

“Home to mommy and daddy. Pretty pathetic, isn’t it? A grown man living with his parents.”

She could practically taste his frustration. “I guess we’re two of a kind. I’m a grown woman living with my grandfather. Does that make me pathetic, too?”

She helped him up the front steps to the porch, and they stood in front of the door. She kept a steadying hand on his arm, worried he’d lose his balance.

“Hardly. You’re looking after him. I only cause my parents worry. “
Once more she saw the bleakness in his eyes, and she desperately wanted to ask him what had happened at Lauren’s house. But that wasn’t what he needed. She put a light tone in her voice.

“I don’t know about that. Granddad worries about me, too. Mostly he worries that I’m more interested in horses than in men.”

“Do you?”

“Do I what?”

“Like horses better than men?”

“Yeah, sometimes I do.”

Garrett let out an unexpected bark of laughter. “I like you Blair Greyson, even if you did steal Everett’s farm out from under me.”

“I did not steal—”

His mouth descended on hers, and for the second time that evening, he stole her breath away.

She had so not expected this, was totally unprepared for the way her body heated at his touch. His tongue swept into her mouth, stroking her tongue over and over until her knees turned to water and she had to grip his biceps to stay upright. He tasted hot, and a little desperate. Desperate for her. Her body arched toward him as he ran his hands over her buttocks, and up her sides, his thumbs grazing her breasts and leaving a trail of fire in their wake.  

He stopped kissing her and she wanted to whimper in protest, to beg him not to stop. He leaned his forehead against hers, breathing heavily as his hands gripped her hips.

“Don’t go.” His voice was a rough whisper. “Stay with me tonight.”

She was far more tempted than she should have been. He’d had way too much to drink tonight, maybe even had a problem with alcohol. Though she recognized all the dangers, to her shame her biggest fear was that in the morning he’d regret sleeping with her.

She shook her head. What was she thinking? A short time ago she’d been afraid he was going to rape her. Where was her sense of self-preservation?

“I think your mother might be shocked to find me at her breakfast table in the morning.”

He pulled her closer, letting her feel how much he wanted her. “Then let’s go to your place.”

Blair trembled in his arms. She had a bad habit of taking in strays with lots of problems and Garrett Saunders was her biggest find yet. She instinctively understood he had the power to crush her.

“I think my grandfather might be as surprised as your mother.” She lightly kissed his cheek. “Besides, I’m not that kind of girl.”

“Too bad.”

“Sleep well, Garrett.”

She pulled away and he dropped his hands. Blair hurried down the steps and ran to her truck before she could change her mind.