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All You Need Is…

February 26, 2015

…a smoking hot fireman.

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And you can have one every month of the year! Get your own CALENDAR OF HEROES from the FDNY Foundation right here: http://www.fdnyshop.com/product/official-2015-fdny-calendar-of-heroes/

IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT by Taryn Kincaid

February 25, 2015

IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT by Taryn Kincaid

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A hot and spicy, sizzling contemporary foodie romance from Fated Desires Publishing’s new “Give Me a Taste” special line, releasing 2/24/15!

BLURB:

Derek Dunne is a Cordon Bleu-trained food critic for the prestigious New York Monitor, whose scathing review of a popular Italian bistro has driven away all but the most loyal neighborhood patrons.

Lucrezia Serafina DiCicco is a clumsy business school drop-out, working as a chef and scrambling to keep her family’s restaurant afloat, after her father develops diabetes and is banned from his kitchen for his own good.

Now, with The Monitor folding, Derek is searching for his next career path and longing to get back to his first love—cooking—while Lu is desperate for an influx of cash to save the struggling restaurant…even as her father puts his foot down about non-family employees.

Derek and Lu embark on a marriage of inconvenience to save the restaurant. But can Lu ever really trust the man who nearly destroyed her family, once noted her initials spelled “LSD,” and her food was like a “bad trip?”

Or will it be their hearts on the chopping block?

EXCERPT:

She brushed her hands on her apron and straightened her shoulders as she strode toward the bar. Not in the mood. So not in the mood. As if the hunky stranger had come here looking for a hook-up, rather than to send back his too-salty pasta fagiole or rubbery calamari or register some other grievance.

She looked a fright besides. The moon might resemble a pizza pie but amore did not live anywhere in the restaurant anymore, except in its name. As that bastard Derek Dunne had pointed out in his review. Vicious…but truthful, she had to admit.

As she approached the customer, she positioned herself with her back to the mirror over the bar, so she didn’t have to gaze at her sorry reflection. At least no one else was at the bar to gawk at her frazzled condition.

The man swirled a pool of condensation on the burled wood with his index finger. Strong hands. No rings, she noted. Up close and personal, his looks were even more devastating, the essence of hearty masculinity radiating raw, contained power, his body taut with muscles beneath a finely-tailored suit that stretched across broad shoulders, his blue eyes intense enough to put her in a near trance. She gazed at his long, blunt fingers playing restlessly on the bar and imagined him sliding them across her heated flesh. Making her wet. Thrusting inside her. His thumb stroking her clit until it swelled, the pleasure so unbearable he had her writhing with passion, screaming for release.

Holy cannoli! What the heck was wrong with her? Was she that desperate? Yeah, probably. And yeah, he looked that good. Good enough to eat. With or without whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Oh, yeah. That image helped cool down her roaring libido. Not.

Suppressing a shiver, she cleared her throat. “I’m Lu DiCicco. You wanted to see me?”

Buy links:

Amazon http://amzn.to/1rVyf7B

iBooks http://bit.ly/1ACDm5B

Kobo http://bit.ly/113L5tI

Google play: http://bitly.com/129Mvmv

AUTHOR BIO:

Taryn Kincaid is a former award-winning reporter and columnist, covering everything from fires and homicides, to corrupt politicians and hero dogs. Nowadays, she haunts courthouses (in least paranormal way).

She is the author of the Sleepy Hollow series–LIGHTNING,THUNDER,FROST,HEAT WAVE and IN FROM THE COLD — sexy paranormal romances for Decadent Publishing’s popular 1Night Stand series; BLIZZARD, a short erotic romance for Decadent’s The Edge line; HEALING HEARTS, a Regency romance from Carina Press, and SLEEPY HOLLOW DREAMS, an erotic paranormal romance from The Wild Rose Press. Books 1-4 of her Sleepy Hollow series, plus Blizzard, have been compiled in the SLEEPY HOLLOW edition, available in paperback and digital formats. Just released: WOLF’S SLONG, a sexy paranormal romance for Decadent Publishing’s new Black Hills Wolves shifter line. Coming soon, RAIN, a Beyond Fairytales story for Decadent; and HER CAPTAIN, a Tempting Signs series story for Fated Desires.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website |Blog |Twitter | Facebook |tsu | Goodreads | Amazon | Pinterest

Time is Running Out!

February 24, 2015

Her Perfect Lips, the second book in my Midnight Kiss series, is still on sale on Amazon for $0.49! Get it while you can!

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You have to take a risk to live an adventure.

Determined, capable, and primed to rock her first big marketing conference, Stacy Saunders is not about let to anything get in the way of her ambition. It’s been a long time since she’s been in New Orleans, but she has no use for beads or Bourbon Street. She built a strict itinerary for this trip – one that certainly didn’t include running into the gorgeous Tennyson Landry again.

A chance reunion between the former lovers brings old feelings to the surface and the possibility of rekindling old flames. Their second time around could be the best time of all – if they can bridge the gap even wider than the thousand miles between them…

Buy it now on Amazon: goo.gl/yCz1gg

 

Read A New Short Story From Haruki Murakami

February 23, 2015

I LOVE Haruki Murakami and I was thrilled to learn that this week’s New Yorker contains his new short story, Kino. Read and enjoy it FOR FREE: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/23/kino

 

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Sunday Snippet

February 22, 2015

Here’s a little snippet from HER PERFECT LIPS. Still just $0.49 on Amazon! Get it right here: goo.gl/yCz1gg

Tennyson pushed himself off the counter and held out his hand to her. “Come on, I should get you back to the Quarter.”

She took his hand as the peace offering that it was. Ten was Ten. Success had never meant anything to him. He simply enjoyed what came. “Do I have a curfew?” she asked, teasing him.

“I don’t want you to be tired for your meetings tomorrow.” He gave her that charming smile that never failed to melt her bones. “I wouldn’t want to be a bad influence.”

She couldn’t help but laugh. He was always a bad influence. Her very own bad influence. And that was why she liked him so much. He allowed her to be free, wild, in a way she never could be in her ‘real’ life. She put her hand on his chest, the firm muscle warm and solid beneath her palm. “But you haven’t shown me everything yet.” She nodded toward the ceiling. “What’s upstairs?”

He smiled and tension crackled between them, white-hot and electric. “My studio.”

“Your studio, huh?” she asked, slowly tracing the outline of his pec. Flirting was never easy for her, but it came so easily with him—as natural and effortless as breathing. “Anything else?”

His gaze flicked to her lips. “My bed.”

 

her perfect lips cover

You have to take a risk to live an adventure.

Determined, capable, and primed to rock her first big marketing conference, Stacy Saunders is not about let to anything get in the way of her ambition. It’s been a long time since she’s been in New Orleans, but she has no use for beads or Bourbon Street. She built a strict itinerary for this trip – one that certainly didn’t include running into the gorgeous Tennyson Landry again.

A chance reunion between the former lovers brings old feelings to the surface and the possibility of rekindling old flames. Their second time around could be the best time of all – if they can bridge the gap even wider than the thousand miles between them…

Saturday Video – “Annie” – Tomorrow

February 21, 2015

A much needed reminder.

 

It’s Friday!

February 20, 2015

Cheers!

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