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Michele Callahan - Saturday, August 20, 2016
The Stolen Bride by Cynthia Woolf
Isabella “Bella” Latham's callous father sold her into marriage to settle a gambling debt. Rather than face life with a cruel man more than twice her age, she runs from New York and becomes a mail-order bride. Bella's dreams are simple. All she needs to be happy is a home, children and an honorable man to love her.
Alex Hastings lost his wife in a riding accident two years before. Left with two adorable but mischievous twin four-year-old daughters, he's convinced they need a mother to take care of them. Alex knows he must marry, but vows he’ll never love another woman.
Bella's tenderness and fire melts Alex's stone cold heart. But when her jilted fiancé from New York sends men to capture Bella, will Alex be able to get back his Stolen Bride?
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Michele Callahan - Thursday, August 18, 2016
Her Country Master by Anya Summers
Elise stood back from her work, admiring the lines of the dress. Zoey had a great figure. Not every woman could pull off a strapless gown, but she had just the shoulders to do it.
"I feel like a princess," Zoey murmured as she twirled and preened a bit at her reflection.
"And you look like one, too. Now, remember this is just the shell, and to get a feel for whether you like the style or want me to start from scratch. I haven't added any of the crystal and metallic beading or metallic embroidery that we discussed."
Elise studied the lines, checking the fit. "You know, after seeing it on you, I want to suggest we add an accent at the waist here to really emphasize your great figure with a line of pearls, rhinestones and crystals. What do you think?"
"That sounds wonderful. I'm going to trust your instincts on this. It already looks better than I could have ever dreamed. I think we are on the right track with this," Zoey gushed profusely. If only all of Elise's clients were this easy to please.
"Okay, great. If you will stand still, I'm going to pin some sections to make it fit you better and to work on the hemline. For our next fitting, if you have the shoes you plan to wear with your gown, I want you to bring them so that we can make it more accurate. For now, I'm just going to pin the hemline and we'll go from there."
Elise worked her way from the bust, over the waist and on down to the hem, making slight adjustments as she went. While she did so, thoughts of the taboo club in the manor swam in her mind. She was utterly fascinated by the BDSM lifestyle. Kara wouldn't have taken her to the club in Manhattan if she'd thought it was something Elise wouldn't care for. Would she be able to indulge her curiosity while she was here?
"So Kara told me that there is a club in the manor." Elise tried to appear nonchalant but she was insatiably curious about the club and the lifestyle. Read More
Michele Callahan - Friday, August 12, 2016
Love not only captures your heart but tickles your funnybone in these five fabulous romantic comedies. The hilarious antics and wacky hijinks will leave you in stitches.
• Waking Up to Love: Fans of While You Were Sleeping will love this debut tale! When Scott McInney's mom gets a slight case of amnesia, he convinces Ramona, the identical twin sister of his runaway wife, to step into her heels. Ramona reluctantly agrees to help out, but when the pretending gets too real, will Scott figure out that he might have married the wrong twin?
• Find Me: Amanda Gillespie never bargained on seeing Jackson Holstenar, her former coworker and mortal enemy, again. But he just happens to be best buddies with the great new guy she's seeing. Three's definitely a crowd, but as they bicker and surprisingly bond, old feelings rekindle. Now Amanda must decide if the Mr. Right she thought she found is the one she really wants.
• Paradise Point: Liv Barnette needs coffee, she needs food . . . hell, she needs a new life. So inheriting fifty percent ownership in Paradise Point marina is a lucky break she'll embrace with open arms. The sexy downside? Sharing her windfall with Army Ranger Adam Lark, who will go to any extreme to see her gone . . . or so he thinks.
• The Matchmaker Meets Her Match: Matchmaker Rilka Arpad has seen enough bad behavior to wonder how anyone can withstand a first date, never mind forever. Her new client, war veteran Jeremy Ford, is officially the worst - announcing boldly at their first meeting that he just wants to get laid. But it turns out that Jeremy wants more than a one-night stand . . . and he wants it from Rilka! Read More
Michele Callahan - Monday, August 01, 2016
"Wonderful, Spectacular, and just plain Great" - 5 Star Amazon Review
Mated to the Beast by Grace Goodwin
After two of her brothers are killed in battle with the relentless alien menace that threatens the entire Interstellar Coalition, Sarah Mills volunteers to join the fight in an effort to bring home her last surviving brother. When she is mistakenly processed as a bride rather than a soldier, however, she rejects the match. But her mate has other ideas…
Dax is an Atlan warlord, and like all the men of his race, a primal beast lurks within him, ready to emerge in the fury of battle or the heat of the mating fever. When he learns that his bride has chosen to fight on the front lines rather than share his bed, he sets out to track her down and take what the beast demands.
Michele Callahan - Monday, August 01, 2016
His Driven Domme by Anya Summers
Lucy in a sea of clubgoers was suddenly alone in the crowd. Her shoulders straight, she dared any man, any Dom, to try and cart her off to one of the scene areas to be disciplined. She'd have their balls in a vice grip before they could even utter a command. Many of the Doms present recognized her authority and command as an equal, cutting a wide berth around her as she prowled up to the bar.
The butler, Jared, was behind the bar and she almost hooted at the shocked look on his face.
"What can I get ya?" he bit out, clearly not over his snit from earlier, and he neither conceded defeat nor backed down. She had to respect the attitude. Like always recognized like, so instead of blustering, she gave him a slight nod of recognition; one Domme to another. He understood the gesture and, hell, was that respect gleaming in his yummy eyes?
"Glass of chardonnay."
She noticed that he grabbed a bottle of the stuff she and the girls had been drinking earlier, raising him up a few notches in her esteem.
"How did you get down here, anyway?" he asked as he set a glass of wine in front of her.
"Zoey," she replied, studying his reaction as she lifted her glass. His face traveled from surprise, to joy, to pissed off Dom in all of two seconds.
Michele Callahan - Friday, July 08, 2016
Taken By Her Mates by Grace Goodwin (An Interstellar Bride book)
After being set up and found guilty of a crime she didn’t commit, Jessica volunteers for the Interstellar Bride Program to avoid a lengthy prison sentence. She is assigned to a prince, the heir to the throne of the powerful planet Prillon, but her future is left in doubt when the match is rejected by Prillon’s current ruler.
When his own father seeks to banish him and deny him his right to a mate, Prince Nial takes matters into his own hands. Accompanied by a battle-tested warrior who volunteers as his second, he sets out for Earth to take what is his, but upon his arrival he quickly discovers that the same horrifying enemies who once took him captive now hunt his mate as well.
Though believing she has been rejected by a mate she never even met stings more deeply than she would like to admit, Jessica does her best to focus on the dangerous task of bringing down the people who framed her. But before long, her world is turned upside down all over again when two huge, handsome aliens save her life and then inform her that she is their matched mate and they have come to Earth to claim her. Read More
Michele Callahan - Thursday, July 07, 2016
Sophia (The Brides of San Francisco Book 4) -- An excerpt:
Mrs. Selby handed Sophia a photograph of a man in uniform. He had light hair and eyes. He was terribly good looking. Too handsome, for someone like her.
“I don’t think he’d want me. What if I get there and he decides he doesn’t want to marry me?”
"First, that won’t happen. It has not happened to me yet. Second, if by chance he does change his mind, he must still pay for your room and board at the hotel for at least two months. Long enough for you to find another potential husband or to decide to come back to New York. He would also pay your return passage. So, you see, you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”
“Please, call me Margaret.”
“Margaret. I still can’t believe he won’t take a look at me and change his mind.” Read More
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