Monday, June 21, 2021

Play For Me by Tam DeRudder Jackson

 

Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post. 



Play For Me
The Balefire Series Book 1
by Tam Derudder Jackson
Genre: Contemporary Romance


All I wanted was a chance. Now I need a second one.

Jack
When I made my deal with the devil, I thought I was on my way to my rock ’n’ roll dream. Too bad I didn’t read the fine print. Having it all meant giving up the only girl I knew I’d ever love. Five years later, I’m drumming in the hottest rock band in the country, but I live like a monk.
Fate hands me an opportunity to reconnect with my perfect girl, giving me one glorious night with Clio Barnes. Our chemistry is off the charts. Too bad fate plays by her own rules. When Clio hears my bandmate’s idea of a joke, she believes I’ve used her, dissolved our love into a one-night stand, and she blows out of my life. When our tour ends, I’m determined to find her again, no matter how well she hides from me.

Clio
All my life, I’ve been invisible. For a brief moment five years ago, Jack Whitehorse saw me. And he made me feel like the center of his universe. But that was an illusion. Music was Jack’s only love. A chance encounter after a Balefire concert allows us to reconnect, but once again, I’m playing second fiddle to his rock ’n’ roll muse.
When the pregnancy test comes back positive, I decide to keep our baby secret. I can’t force Jack to play for me—I wouldn’t want to. Then he shows up unexpectedly one day, knocking on my door and demanding to be let in. He leaves me no choice but to tell him about the baby. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one with a secret. But the one he’s been keeping might end us for good.






Tam DeRudder Jackson is the author of the paranormal romance Talisman Series and the contemporary romance Balefire Series. Her favorite "room" in her house is her back patio where she dreams up stories of romance and risk. When she's not writing her latest paranormal or contemporary romance, you can usually find her driving around with the top down in her convertible or carving turns on the slopes of the local ski hill. The mom of two grown sons, Tam likes to travel, attend rock concerts, watch football and soccer, and visit old car shows with her husband. She lives in the mountains of northwest Wyoming where she spends most of her free time trying to read all the books. Her TBR piles are threatening to take over her office, and she's fine with that.





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$25 Amazon giftcard (WW),
Guitar Spoon (winner's choice of color, US only)
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Friday, June 18, 2021

GARNET IS ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS!

 GARNET 

Widows of Wildcat Ridge 

By 

Caroline Clemmons 

 


Sweet Western Historical Romance 

 

On sale for 99 cents through Monday, June 21st! 

 

 

You’ll love Garnet’s spunk as she cares for her niece and nephew and battles an old foe. The hero, Adam Bennett is a strong, protective character. He’s quite handsome—but not the first time she sees him. 

 

I had a lot of fun with Garnet and Adam, the children, the children’s grandparents, and the people in Wildcat Ridge. The villain is a nasty one but our hero and heroine are up to the challenge—we hope! 

 

Participating in this group series was a genuine pleasure. Charlene Raddon conceived the series and created the covers. In addition to GARNET, I wrote BLESSING, each a stand-alone romance. 

 

 


 

 

recent widow with two children to care for, a bounty hunter who is badly beaten, and the crime that brings them together . . . 


Garnet Chandler has lost everything. The only things remaining are her café, custody of her niece and nephew, and what little bit of sanity she has left. After the deaths of her husband and his brother and sister-in-law, she has made it her mission to provide for the children. When the children are kidnapped, Garnet races to rescue the last ties to her family. What she doesn’t expect is the handsome bounty hunter that comes to her aid. 


Bounty hunter Adam Bennett is on his last job. He’s on the trail of a killer who escaped from prison and left a string of bodies in his wake. When he manages to catch up with the man, Adam is beaten and left for dead. Instead of dying, Adam vows to capture the killer and those that have teamed up with him, but he doesn’t count on rescuing two children in the process. 


Can Garnet and Adam join forces to capture the killer and rescue the children in time? Will the children be able to stay with Garnet, or will the grandparents take them from her? Can Adam teach Garnet that even though she thinks she doesn’t need a man, having one isn’t all that bad? 

 


 

 

This is when Adam first shows up at the café the day after Garnet had a prowler: 


A loud rap at the back door startled her. She kept the curtains closed unless they were serving food and couldn’t see who had knocked.  

Joey grabbed his stick. “Don’t answer it. Might be the robber there.” 

She wiped her hands on her apron. “Or a friend who needs something.” Joey didn’t know the Colt .45 was in her apron pocket. After taking a deep, bracing breath, she opened the door. 

The dirtiest man she’d ever seen stood there. His beard was as dirty as his clothes. Fresh cuts showed through the mud on his face. He was tall and broad-shouldered but looked as if he could barely stand. 

“Ma’am, my name is Adam Bennett. Please don’t be put off by my appearance. I was robbed up the mountain a ways and lost all my gear. I’m mighty hungry. If you need anything done, I’d like to work for a meal.” 

Joey was by her side. “He isn’t the one from last night.” All the same, her nephew kept his pick handle in his hand. 

“We’re the Chandlers. Come in and sit down. Wait, wash your hands and face at the sink first. You can’t handle food while you’re that filthy.” 

While the man washed his hands, she filled a plate from leftovers and poured a cup of coffee. “Joey, please get my medicine box from upstairs.” 

He leaned close. “I don’t think I should leave you alone while he’s here.” 

Joey took being man of the family seriously. “Oh, all right. Hyacinth, would you get the medicine box for me?” 

“How come he doesn’t have to and I do?” Usually sweet, Hyacinth was a bit spoiled and definitely jealous of her brother.” 

“Because Mr. Bennett is injured and needs our help. Please hurry.” 

Her niece stomped up the stairs while muttering under her breath, her golden curls bouncing with each step.  

When Garnet glanced at the man, she saw he’d wolfed down his food. “I’ll get you more. How long since you’ve eaten?” 

“Not sure how long I was in and out of consciousness up there. They attacked me on Saturday. What day is this?” 

“Monday. No wonder you’re hungry.” She set another plate of food in front of him and refilled his cup. 

 

Don’t forget—99 cents until midnight Monday, June 21, 2021.