Friday, August 7, 2015

The lovely Janet Gibbs has stopped by LM Writes!

BLURB:
            So Much More by Janet Gibbs is a mainstream romance available to download to your kindle from Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.   The paperback will be available in January 2016.
In 1902 three very different young women live in the millionaire’s enclave of Morristown, New Jersey.   Alice Hastings is an accomplished painter who wants to prove her artistic talents to the world.  However, her adoring, devoted widowed father has other plans as he insists she must marry a successful young man from town.

Francesca Dunbar may be of royal lineage and feels superior to the citizens of the small town near New York City.  Her exquisitely beautiful mother and powerful wealthy father
spoil their only child and harbor a secret that could shake up this small conservative town.

Claire Armstrong loves her horses and will only marry a man who gives her the
freedom to pursue her devotion to her horse farm and stables.    She comes from a boisterous
family of daughters and is head strong.  Claire’s father is intent on having at least one of his
daughters marry well, but Claire has other ideas.

All three women are members of the elite in this small wealthy town yet each yearns for
more.   The arrival of a handsome, charming member of the English aristocracy complicates the plans of fathers and daughters alike.   To this add an old friend and a surprising new comer and you the formula for an exciting summer.    Each young lady finds herself at a crossroads in 1902 as did many women.  For Alice, Claire and Francesca it means taking three different paths to finding happiness and so much more.

EXCERPT:
Five miles down Normandy Heights Road a rather obstinate father was attempting to convince his daughter who should be her husband.
"Of course you'll marry Richard. The Dickersons are a well-respected family and he makes quite a good living as a banker," sputtered the tall, handsome man with a ruddy complexion. He’d never considered for a minute that Alice, his only child, would disagree with him.
Colonel Arthur Hastings puffed on his favorite Bavarian pipe and strode around his desk, addressing his daughter as if she were a new recruit in his regiment. “Any other girl would be glad to have such a fine young man wanting to marry them. You're eighteen and should be settled by now. It's what your mother would have wanted."
A flicker of sadness flashed over the Colonel’s face as he softened and seemed wistful, but it didn’t stop him from continuing his well-meaning tirade as he marched around his book lined library.
Alice sat perched on the edge of the brown leather chair, trying her best to control the rage bubbling inside her. Any minute she thought she’d erupt, how dare he orchestrate her life. She didn’t want to marry anyone. Her life was wrapped up in her painting. Though her father thought it a hobby, to Alice it meant so much more. She’d rather spend an entire day painting than go to a tea, or a dance or a ladies club meeting. Somehow she had to make her father understand that marriage was not an option. If she met someone who understood her dream of being a professional painter, then perhaps she would entertain the idea. But she certainly wouldn’t follow the marriage game as she called it and succumb to her father’s wishes. Most of the fathers in town orchestrated their daughter’s lives and advised them who to marry. Unlike political alliances in the past, these marriages were made between families who had known each other for decades and wanted no outsiders in their safe enclave. Alice was determined not to be one of those daughters. She adored her papa but he had to know that she could not bend her will to follow Morristown’s unwritten law of marriage.
Her father seemed oblivious to Alice. It was as if she weren’t even in the room. He just kept rambling on with his argument. "Alice, be reasonable. Richard Dickerson wants to announce your engagement at the Field Club Ball on July Fourth. You could be married in November and settled by Christmas."


 About the Author:

Janet Gibbs has researched and written extensively on women’s history.  She has written non-fiction which has appeared in several newspapers including The New York Times.   She was awarded a grant from the AAUW to complete a novel and was asked to read her poetry at the Princeton Arts Center.    Born in England she now resides in Northern New Jersey where she continues to write novels about strong women with a mind of their own.    Janet Gibbs can be reached at










Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Desiree Holt and her sexy cowboys have stopped by today!




Desiree Holt has stopped by today to promote her new release, Naked Heat! Please leave a comment to enter yourself in her contest to win the first in the Naked Cowboys series, Stark Naked. 

There’s a new Naked Cowboy in town. From award-winning author Desiree Holt, the latest in her Naked Cowboys series, Naked Heat.
Which burns hotter…their desire, or his need for revenge?

Naked Heat, Naked Cowboys, Book 7
The hunt for the drunk driver who killed his twin sister leads Andrew “Mac” McDaniel to Saddle Wells, Texas. From the moment he buys the rundown Hannigan Ranch, he gets more help than he wanted or thought he needed from “the crew” of Saddle Wells. Including from the sexy realtor who sold him the place.
When Nida Beloit hands over the keys to Mac’s new ranch, electricity sizzles between her and the investment advisor who sold everything to focus on his independent investigation. Yet even as they indulge in nights of erotic sex, Mac’s obsession drags at what’s growing between them.
Nida wonders if she can bear to stand by and watch him destroy himself—especially when the end of his investigation sends him careening toward a potentially disastrous act of revenge.

Warning: Contains one hot property of a cowboy, and a lady who knows a fixer upper when she sees one. Question is, is her heart tough enough to take on the job?

“You’ve certainly got lots of sweat equity into this,” she commented.
“That’s the damn truth. And lot’s more to come.”
There was more silence. “I know you didn’t come here just to hide out in a rundown house,” she said at last. “When you’ve dealt with troubles, you can sense them in others.”
“Nida, listen. I—”
“I don’t want an explanation. Just know that if you need someone to listen, I’m here. And I don’t tattle.”
“I wouldn’t think you did.”
He turned toward her at the same moment she moved to look at him, and it seemed the most natural thing in the world to put his hands on her shoulders and take a good long look into those mysterious eyes. It seemed even more natural for him to cup her chin and tilt her face upwards. He was a bare whisper from her mouth when he stopped.
“I’m going to kiss you. Take a step back if you don’t want that.”
When she didn’t move, he lowered his head and pressed his lips to hers. Damn, she tasted incredible, hot and sweet at the same time. When she opened her mouth, he thrust his tongue inside and every nerve in his body fired. His cock, already throbbing with need, swelled even more, and his balls ached like a son of a bitch. Heat surged through his body as their tongues tangled and he drank her in. He could stay like this forever.
Breaking the kiss was one of the hardest things he’d ever done and took every ounce of his self-discipline. What he really wanted to do was carry her in the house, strip off all her clothes and run his tongue over every inch of her body.
“Nida, I have to tell you—”
She touched her slim fingers to his mouth. “You don’t have to tell me a thing. That is, until you feel you want to.” She took a step back. “Good night, Mac. It was great seeing you again.”
She gave him a smile that was half-shy, got in her SUV and drove down the driveway.
Mac stood there staring after her for a very long time.


 Buy Links:






Please be sure to drop by Saddle Wells, Texas, the home of all the Naked Cowboys. Meet the hot guys and even order your own Saddle Wells and Naked Cowboys merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/saddlewells?fref=ts

Got a question? Contact me at desireeholt@desireeholt.com