Friday, August 8, 2014

COVER REVEAL! Lily and the Duke by Helen Hardt

Lily and the Duke
Sex and the Season One

Wiltshire, England 1845

Lady Lily Jameson is thrilled to attend a house party given by Daniel Farnsworth, the Duke of Lybrook, but not because he's the most eligible bachelor in the peerage. Her only interest is his famous art collection, which reputedly includes a painting by her favorite artist, Jan Vermeer.

Daniel, duke only by virtue of the untimely deaths of his father and older brother, wants nothing to do with his new duties. He'd rather continue his rakish ways. When he finds the lovely Lily sneaking around the property in search of his art collection, sparks fly.

Despite her father's wishes, Lily has no intention of marrying. She wants to travel the world to gain real life inspiration for her painting and writing. And what could be better worldly experience than a passionate affair with the notorious Duke of Lybrook?

But circumstances may change the game and the players, and danger lurks, as well.

Coming August 27!

Win a copy of Helen's The Outlaw's Angel here.

Friday, December 21, 2012

TREASURING AMBER AVAILABLE NOW


The world hasn't ended yet...why not spend your last hours relaxing with a romance novel ♥? Treasuring Amber released today at Musa Publishing!  Get your copy here.

What's a rodeo queen to do when her past comes back to haunt her?

Kissing handsome rancher Harper Bay to avoid a confrontation with her past isn’t on Amber Cross’s “to do” list, but sometimes a situation calls for desperate measures. She doesn’t expect the kiss to leave her breathless.

Amber is the hottest thing walking but clearly not Harper’s type.  Nope, he’s not looking for a platinum blonde manicurist from the city, even if she is Bakersville’s reigning rodeo queen.  After her surprising kiss leaves him panting, he changes his mind and decides to get to know her.  Chemistry sizzles between them, but this gorgeous woman has a past that could get them both killed.

Excerpt:

“I’m thinking you’re hiding something, Amber, and I aim to find out—”

Her drink fell out of her hand and hit the grass with a soft clump. She threw her arms around Harper’s neck and smashed her lips to his.

Anything to shut him up. To end this conversation.

She hadn’t expected the kiss to be so powerful.

Harper’s lips were full, and oh, so soft. He parted them gently, and his tongue swept into her mouth, bitter and malty from his beer. Amber wasn’t fond of beer, but on Harper’s tongue it tasted like nectar. She let her tongue entwine with his. His response overwhelmed her. He wanted to kiss her. Heck, he was enjoying it.

So was she.

The kiss became more hurried, frantic. Their lips slid against each others, searching and learning. Amber’s fingers glided through Harper’s tousled hair, soft as suede.

“Mmm.”

His soft groan was more of a vibration against her lips than a sound. His arms tightened around her. One hand caressed the side of her neck, the other glided down her side, over the curve of her hips, and squeezed.

A delicate sigh left her throat, muffled by the kiss. His lips became her world. A soft, lush, romantic world, a world full of arousal and promise, a world where her nipples tightened, threatened to poke holes in her bra. A world where her sex heated. Lord, it’s been a long time.

Had it ever been better?

She’d kissed a few men in her day.

It had never been like this.

She jerked when a harsh sound cut into her dream.

Harper’s lips ripped away from hers. Chad McCray stood next to them.

He cleared his throat again. That had been the harsh sound. A silly smile curved over his lips. “Hey there Harp, Amber. Anything you all want to share with the rest of us?”

Friday, November 23, 2012

TAMING ANGELINA AVAILABLE TODAY!


If you liked the McCray Brothers, you'll love the Girls of Bakersville!  Taming Angelina releases today at Musa Publishing.  Get your copy here.

Ranch heiress Angelina loves her leisurely life…until her father, a gorgeous ranch hand, and a long-buried secret turn it upside down.

Learn to run a ranch? Angelina Bay would rather wear last season’s clothes. But if she doesn’t, her father demands, she can kiss her inheritance goodbye.

Teach a spoiled heiress how to ride a horse? Not in this lifetime. Rafe Grayhawk is busy enough as a ranch hand, saving every extra penny to fund his chronically ill father’s move to Arizona—until beautiful Angelina makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

Rafe’s rules are simple—show up on time for lessons and do everything he tells her. Angie balks at authority, but soon riding lessons with the handsome hand are the least of her problems.  She may lose her ranch anyway, and Rafe is the only person who can help her.

Excerpt:

Without thinking, only feeling, she pulled him toward her until his lips crushed against hers.

The kiss of a century…how wonderful, his soft sweet lips, so delectable against her own. Was it a hint of lime? Couldn’t be. Such a man as Rafe Grayhawk wouldn’t wear flavored lip balm. Millimeter by millimeter she feasted on those luscious lips, kissing first the top, then the bottom, running her tongue over their plumpness, then plunging it inside to taste his own. He kissed her back, swirling his tongue around hers in a playful manner that didn’t seem quite “him.” Yet it was. He nipped at her, tugged on her lower lip. Her sex pulsed between her legs. She was vaguely aware of her hips moving upward, then down again, upward, downward.

God, how she wanted him.

Her nipples strained against…nothing. Nothing covered them. What had she been thinking? But oh, she couldn’t think. She could only feel. Feel his chest lowering onto hers, the brush of his cotton muscle shirt against her hard nubs. Surely he could feel them poking into his chest. If only he’d lose the shirt…

He groaned into her mouth, then moved his lips to her cheek, raining tiny kisses along the way.

“You taste just like a Tequila sunrise. Sweet and tangy.” He nibbled on her shoulder.

Goosebumps erupted over her body. Her breasts ached, her nipples tingled. “Oh my God,” Angie said, her voice a whisper. “My nipples. Please.”

His lips trailed over her chin, along the contours of her neck and shoulders, until they lightly brushed one nipple.

She jolted. Tiny shivers skittered across her skin and landed between her legs.

How long has it been?

Years. Four? Five years? Back when she was engaged to Zach McCray.

How did I go this long without sex?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUSA!

To celebrate Musa Publishing's first birthday, we are having a blog hop! You can win books and other fun stuff at every stop along the way, but we're giving away some great stuff, too.

For one lucky hopper: a GRAND PRIZE Kindle Fire! (sorry, US and Canada mailing addresses only.) We are also giving away two swag bags (again US and Canada mailing addresses only.) But INTERNATIONAL Blog Hoppers, we are giving away a $50 Musa Gift card.

How to Enter:  For every hop spot you leave a comment on between October 1 and October 7, you will be entered to win the prizes above. That means if you comment on 10 blogs you will be entered 10 times, plus will be entered in the blogs' you commented on contests as well.

In addition, everyone who comments on this blog post and follows my blog (if you're not a follower already) will be entered in a drawing for an ecopy of my latest Musa release, Reunited.  (And is that the hottest cover ever??  Thanks, Kelly Shorten!)

Rules to the HOP

1.  HAVE FUN!!!

2.  INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3.  THIS TOUR STARTS: October 1 at Midnight (est). THIS TOUR ENDS:  October 7 at Midnight (pst). Winners will be drawn and posted October 9th! *** Come Join the Party on October 7th at The Romance Review Forum to enter to win more prizes.

4.  PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP and COMMENT ON, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES.

5.  Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire is for US and Canada mailing addresses only. International winners will receive a $50.00 Musa Gift Card. Winner will be announced on October 7, 2012 at 11:00 est at The Romance Review forum.

6. DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN?

BE SURE TO VISIT ALL THE BLOGS BELOW --

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

RELEASE DAY
REUNITED Feels So Good!



Pick up your copy at Musa Publishing here!


True love comes once in a lifetime...will she grab her second chance? 

When Kathryn Abbott moves back to her hometown following her divorce, she doesn't expect to run into Brett Falcone, the Italian Stallion. If possible, he's even more appealing than he was twenty years ago when she, the nerd queen, tutored the popular baseball star. Brett would like to begin the relationship they couldn't have then, but first Kathryn must face her past decisions...and risk losing Brett.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

REUNITED RELEASES SEPTEMBER 4

Thank you Kelly Shorten for this gorgeous cover!  Cover model Jimmy Thomas is perfect as my Italian stallion hero, Brett Falcone.

Reunited is a 20K novella and it releases Tuesday, September 4 at Musa Publishing.  It was formerly a part of the Musa anthology, Love Notes.

True love comes once in a lifetime...will she grab her second chance? 

When Kathryn Abbott moves back to her hometown following her divorce, she doesn't expect to run into Brett Falcone, the Italian Stallion. If possible, he's even more appealing than he was twenty years ago when she, the nerd queen, tutored the popular baseball star. Brett would like to begin the relationship they couldn't have then, but first Kathryn must face her past decisions...and risk losing Brett.

Reunited by Helen Hardt

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

HUMP-DAY HUNK -- Francesco Cura






I have my friend and chaptermate Viola Estrella to thank for introducing me to this hottie. Francesco is an actor and artist. Enjoy!