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Riesling and Designing Samantha’s Love

Riesling and Designing Samantha’s Love

Designing Samantha’s Love by PJ Fiala

Samantha is terrified of starting over after an unhappy marriage. Family and friends are the core of her life and she doesn’t need anything more. Until she runs into sexy Grayson Kinkaide. Gray has had his own share of bad luck in marriage, but he knows his soul mate will complete his life. All he has to do is find her. That search is complete when he finds Sam and their lives get all tangled up. Gray knows in his heart that Samantha belongs with him. All he has to do is convince her.
Sexy, hot, mature characters who know what they want and don’t stop until they have it. Yep, this was a Riesling kind of book. The aromatic, deliciously refreshing wine with hints of apples, apricots, peaches, and pears was a smooth, crisp choice to sip on while Sam and Gray grabbed my heart. They’ve already lived so much of their life, but the best parts happen once they hook up. Funny, sexy people that speak their mind even if it gets them in a little trouble.


I have to say, I enjoyed their interaction while I sipped on the wine. But then, holy hell, I thought I was going to suck that entire bottle down. This story is about mature characters. Which means, they’re experienced. And experience means hotter than hell intimacy. I thought about switching to a deep red wine for those scenes, but what the heck, I stuck with Riesling… just increased my intake. Sent hubby to the store for more wine (and candles). Lol.
I recommend Designing Samantha’s Love for anyone looking for a fun, intense, story of a couple overcoming their life issues to realize their second chance. Just have that bottle ready because it will get hot!
**** What is your favorite – red or white, sweet or dry? One lucky pick will receive an ebook gift of Designing Samantha’s Love (or another PJ Fiala book if you have this one).

Till next time,

Love, hugs, and kisses – Taylor

Merlot and Madison County

Have you ever experienced that one true love of your life – the one that could not happen for some reason or another?

Set in the 1960’s in Madison County, Iowa, The Bridges of Madison County brings forth extra-marital affairs, true love, family life, and tough decisions.

Francesca Johnson, a mother and housewife, stays behind while her family goes away on a trip. During this time she meets Robert Kincaid, a traveling photographer who arrives in Madison County to photograph covered bridges in that area. The attraction between the two adults is so strong, they partake in a love affair. Their lives become intertwined to the point they must make some challenging, life-altering decisions. (If I keep going I will give out spoilers…)

~~~~~ This is one of my all-time favorite books, and movies. It is worthy of being paired with the soft, smooth, and elegant Merlot. A book about extra-marital affairs? That’s deep. (another glass, please) When you look at the situation through the lovers eyes, you see a deep, heart-wrenching story about soul mates. The taste of plums, black cherries, and chocolate blending on your palette give you the warmth and comfort to experience the emotions of Francesca and Robert.

This was a deep, moving love story about a traveling photographer and a lonely farm wife. Their brief affair was never portrayed as sordid, but one where two soul mates met at the wrong time in their lives. Therefore, I chose a rich, deep Merlot to indulge in while curling up near a crackling fireplace and diving into The Bridges of Madison County.

Comment with an answer to the below question to be entered in a drawing for an Amazon gifted ebook copy of The Bridges of Madison County.

??? What is one of your all-time favorite books, and why???

Love, hugs, and kisses – Taylor

Fabulous Author Friday – Linda Joyce

2016_10_07-linda-joyce-pictureMeet the lovely Linda Joyce. When I say lovely, I mean it in every sense. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her in an author and non-author atmosphere. She is enlightening, engaging, and brings a smile to my face. Such a delight to be around. If you have not read her books yet, you are at a loss. Linda brings her characters to life and her writing style surrounds you, placing you in the setting and feel of her stories. Please welcome her, and show her some love.

I’m going to start with one of my favorite books of Linda’s. This book touched me in many ways. At the time I read it, Linda and I had not met, but I felt as if the words she wrote were for me. This book contributed to my healing at a very rough time in my life. I’m positive that when you read this book, you will be touched.

Her Heart’s Desire  Amazon Buy Link

Artist Amelia Britton battles her older brother for the right to remain on the family farm—their inheritance after their parents’ tragic deaths—she faces a looming mortgage, weather 2016_10_07-linda-joyce-her-hearts-desirethreatens to destroy her crops, and the man she secretly loves only sees her as Craig’s little sister.

After serving his country in Afghanistan, Lucas Dwyer expected to return home to his family’s farm, but the bank foreclosed. Undeterred, he begins combining-for-hire to support his younger sister in college. His best friend convinces him to discourage local guys from dating Amelia. Craig wants her back in the city, farming is too hard for a woman alone. Only one problem—Lucas has fallen in love with Amelia.

With family, the bank, and the weather conspiring against them, can Amelia and Lucas ever hope to grow the love blooming between them?

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Love and Grace    Amazon Buy Link

Love & Grace: A bundle of 12 Wholesome Romances.

2016_10_07-linda-joyce-love-and-graceRomance for the soul, a gift from the heart.

This collection of sweet and inspirational novellas has an uplifting love story for everyone. These stories bring a touch of grace to romance, and a touch of romance to your heart.

Our twelve authors have collaborated to bring together this collection. Each story relates to dyslexia in some way, and the full proceeds from all the stories benefit GRACEPOINT – A School for Dyslexia. This box set is our collective gift of love and support to you and the children GRACEPOINT serves.

You’ll find hours of enjoyment as well as a satisfying ending to each story. No cliffhangers and no partial novels are offered here, just an escape into worlds of love, families, and grace.

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Other Books and Contact Info:

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Joyce/

Website: http://www.linda-joyce.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindaJoyceAuthor/

Letters from Linda: Newsletter Sign UP

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About Linda:

Writing in the bleachers of a mostly bare playground in Japan where girls lined up to read pages gave award-winning author Linda Joyce “writing fever.” Before her foray into authorship, she graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Management, then spent her next years in corporate America. Her debut romance novel, Bayou Born is a 2014 RONE Award finalist. Her second novel, Bayou Bound won 1st Place in Romance from the Southeastern Writers Association.

Linda also writes short stories and poetry. She’s most proud of Arctic Arkansas published by Missouri Writer’s Guild in Storm Country: The Anthology, which raised money for the Joplin School District after a F4 tornado wiped out the town, and her poem, True American Music featured in by the Johnson County Historical Society with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit: With New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music. She served as the Vice President of Whispering Prairie Press and the Creative Director for Kansas City Voices, a literary magazine.

Linda’s Cajun roots intertwine with her Asian ones. She graduated with a business degree from the University of Florida, where she met and married her husband. They reside in Atlanta. She’s an avid traveler, foodie, music fan, and dog lover with three four-legged boys, General Beauregard, Gentleman Jack (RIP) and Masterpiece Renoir (RIP). Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers, Atlanta Writer’s Club, and Southern Writers Association. She enjoys speaking about writing and has presented workshops at the Writer’s Academy at West Texas A&M University, WWP Conference and RWA Nationals.

 

Thank you, Linda for being with us today!

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Fabulous Author Friday – Trish F. Leger

Today’s guest is T2016_09_23-trish-leger-picturerish F. Leger. She is funny, down to earth, and always a blast to be around. Not to mention she writes out of this world stories. If you want a good paranormal read (and one that’s pretty hot) she’s got it! I love reading her work. Her characters are so fully developed, they suck you into their world before you know it.

Trish is part of a group of authors presenting the Legacy Falls charitable anthology project. Take some time to support this cause.

Legacy Falls project summary:

Each author will donate a portion of their sales to the wounded or returning veteran charities of their choice.

Families from Legacy Falls share a tradition of loss.

Lovers have said farewell at the Pleasant Street train station for seventy years.

Mothers have welcomed home their sons in the ticker tape return from war and loss.

After every war, every battle, Legacy Falls opens its arms and its hearts to the wounded warriors returning home.

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2016_09_23-trish-leger-her-southern-temptationTITLE: Her Southern Temptation: A Legacy Falls Romance
AUTHOR: Trish Leger

SUMMARY: A transplanted northerner, new to the south…

Allie Magill is familiar with the hard knocks of life. The widowed mother of a four year old, Allie has landed in the South where the air is thick with humidity, the nights are hot, the men are honorable, but even hotter. But business as usual is stilted when she meets the new construction company owner, Jake Warren. Now it’s all Allie can do to keep her hands to herself and not put her job, or heart, on the line.

A southern man whose world is rocked by a northern beauty…

Jake Warren knows little about things up north, but he does know Allie Magill is unexpected. The liaison for a hotel chain, Allie enters Jake’s work life to make sure business goes as planned. But once he gets a taste of Allie, and takes a peek behind that closed-off northern exterior, all bets are off. He knows he has to make her see that life and love in the south flows differently and he hopes once Allie sees how sweet surrender can be, she won’t be able to turn him down.

Battling ghosts from her past, Allie will have to learn to accept Jake’s way of life and win the heart of her southern temptation.

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More info on Her Southern Temptation

GOODREADS Goodreads – Her Southern Temptation

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2016_09_09-trish-leger-her-druid-temptation Her Druid Temptation – Amazon link  (This is the book that got me hooked on paranormal romance. Thanks Trish!)

HER DRUID TEMPTATION—A prequel to the AMBER DRUIDS SERIES

He’s always been her temptation…will she finally give in?

Liana Morgan is the consummate business woman, buttoned-up, strait-laced, and very in tune with every aspect of her restaurants. She is closed off from emotional entanglements of any kind, not letting a single distraction slip under her skin.

Now she’s in New Orleans, tying up the last few loose ends with a new restaurant, when her one temptation strolls, oh-so-casually, back into her life. Traven Campbell is an AMBER DRUID like her, and the one man she’s never been able to completely block from her mind. Every molecule of her ‘good girl’ persona wants him, and always has, but it’s not enough for her…or is it?

Traven Campbell is a player, and proud of it. He’s easy-going, laid-back, and an expert bachelor. But even womanizers have jobs. His latest is shadowing a target for the New Orleans P.D. But while on the watch, he’s shocked to see Liana, the one woman he’s never managed to coerce into bed, WITH his target.

Determined to find answers, Traven confronts Liana, and soon business and pleasure are mixing with the sultry heat of New Orleans. Will Liana finally give in? Will Traven be able to tempt her beyond her invisible moral line? Or will Traven’s target call the final shot?

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About Trish:

Trish F Leger lives in South Louisiana and also has a full time job–other than the writing. She is married and from a loving, boisterous family. Since food is so important in the south, it is also important to her, ranking right up there with writing, reading and watching movies.

Writing with a strong sensual bent, intent on capturing the growing relationship between a couple falling in love, Trish adds warmth and emotion to her stories.

She is a fan of everything from Drama to Historical Romance.

Trish also asks that you please read HER DRUID TEMPTATION, the short that introduces the AMBER DRUIDS to readers, first. The AMBER DRUID series is stand alone, but she understands that some readers would like to read in order of publication.

Please visit her on Facebook under Trish F Leger-author. Or email her at wackycajun@hotmail.com

Find all of her other amazing books in her Amazon Author Page: Amazon Author Page – Trish F. Leger

Facebook: Facebook Author Page – Trish F. Leger

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment for Trish.

Till next time,

Love, hugs, and kisses – Taylor

Fabulous Author Friday – Eden Butler

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Welcome Eden Butler!                                                                   Dream big. Work harder.

Eden does both. She dreams big and chases after those dreams by working hard every day. You can feel her dedication and love of writing through the settings and characters in her books. Pick one up today and you will understand.

**** A moment of prayers and positive thoughts for our friend. I’m sure you all recall the recent flooding in Louisiana. Well, Eden was caught up in that mess. Here’s hoping for a good end result.

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I’ve Seen You Naked and Didn’t Laugh: A Geeky Love Story

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Raine Quinn was a huge disappointment to her haters. She wasn’t supposed to make it out of Waco, TX. She wasn’t supposed to land even one acting job. And she sure as hell wasn’t supposed to fall in love with her best friend.

Will Callahan liked to call himself the younger, hotter Shatner, minus the ham acting and distracting toupee. He loved everything comics, he loved playing the hero of the beloved, defunct space western, AURA and he loved his best damn friend, Raine Quinn.

Raine and Will shot up the Hollyweird ranks together. They became stars, Geek legends and over the years, family. But one night, with the meddling of their dearly departed friend, too many shots and too much time reminiscing, Raine and Will cross a line…and it’s one they can’t jump back over.

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A little about Eden:

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Fantasy, Mystery and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
Please send help. 🙂

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdenButler_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eden.butler.10
Blog: https://edenbutlerwrites.wordpress.com/
Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/author/show/7275168.Eden_Butler                                 Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Eden-Butler/e/B00FUTKTZC

Subscribe to EDEN’S NEWSLETTER for giveaways, sneak peeks and various goodies that might just give you a chuckle.

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Follow Eden on AMAZON where you will find all of her books.

Don’t miss her Thin Love series:

THIN LOVE                              THICK LOVE                       THICK & THIN

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