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Welcome Maisey Yates!

  1. YatesTell us a little about yourself and your books?I’m Maisey, USA Today Bestselling author of Quite A Few romances. I write dark, emotional books for Harlequin Presents with billionaires, set in exotic locales that I hope make you laugh a little and cry a lot. I also write contemporary romances about cowboys set in my home state of Oregon that I hope make you laugh a lot and cry a little.
  1. What drew you to romance in the first place? I found my first romances at Goodwill, mostly Harlequin Presents. I was twenty-one when I read my first one, and that was when I KNEW what I wanted to write. I was drawn to them as a reader, and then to be a romance writer out of that love I had for them.
  1. 3. Dogs or cats? I have both, so that’s a very hard question. But I’ve rarely been without a dog, so it’s probably dog.
  1. Wine or beer? Light or dark / red or white? none of the above. Coffee and Diet Coke. :)
  1. Chocolate or other? Chocolate
  1. Beach or mountain? Well, I love the beach, but I live in the mountains. I really love both…
  1. How do you decide on the settings / character focus? All of my books come about so differently. Sometimes a setting inspires me first, sometimes a character. For Part Time Cowboy, I did think a lot about the town before anything else. I love Oregon, I live in Oregon, and I enjoy writing about it. I chose the coast because it has the best of both worlds here — mountains AND the beach.
  1. What do you most admire about your characters? Both of them have to let go of a lot of pain to move on. They have really hard things in their pasts and I think it takes a lot of strength to let go of pain and choose love.
  1. What’s next on tap for you?  (What do we have to look forward to!) Well, more of the Copper Ridge series will be out late May and late July (Brokedown Cowboy and Bad News Cowboy) and in June I have a multi-author serial series launching called The Forbidden series (my contribution is called the Billionaire’s Intern) which is going to be the fun, sexy romance version of a Netflix binge.
  1. What is the one thing you’d like readers to know about you? I like a badger joke, as you’ll see when you read my books.
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Book & Author details:
Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates
(Copper Ridge #1)
Published by: Harlequin
Publication date: March 31st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance


A one-time bad girl comes home to small-town Oregon in the first in a sexy, heartfelt new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates…

Sadie Miller isn’t expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from parttimerancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straight-laced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her like she’s the same teenage hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a B and B. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw…

Eli works too hard to let a blonde ball of trouble mess up his town. But keeping an eye on Sadie makes it tough to keep his hands off her. And if she’s so wrong for him, why does being with her feel so right?


USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

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Book 2_Holding Strong by Lori Foster_cover



An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in Lori’s irresistible new novel.

Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn’t share. That’s why he’s been avoiding top-notch flirt Cherry Peyton. But a man can only resist those lush curves for so long. Their encounter surpasses all his fantasies, bringing out protective urges that Cherry’s about to need more than she knows…

Denver’s combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she get what she’s been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry can’t hide behind a carefree façade. Because the man by her side is one who’ll fight like hell to keep her safe…if only she’ll trust him enough to let him…

Holding Strong will have you holding
your breath while burning fingers quickly turn the pages.”
“…a fun and sexy read. It has a touch of suspense to it as
well to keep the pace of the story going along.”
“The men of Foster’s Ultimate series may be powerful
fighters, but they are all heart, and none more so than the hero of this
installment. His unwavering support for his feisty, frightened heroine redeems
them both in time, but it is their searing chemistry that will hold readers’
“Foster…manages to keep characters evolving throughout the
course of a novel, becoming true ‘heroes’ by the time ‘The End’ rolls around.”


Twisting around, he forgot all about harassing his friend—which had probably been Armie’s intent. But damn, he hadn’t lied. Denver watched Cherry laughingly refuse an insistent guy bent on gaining her cooperation. The slow, thrumming music would have meant a different type of dance and Denver let out a breath when she didn’t give in.


Seeing her body to body with another man, this time someone he didn’t know, would have made him nuts.


Stack sat to one side of her, also watching the idiot who refused to take no for an answer.


To her other side, Miles started to frown. Suddenly Cherry pushed back her chair and an ugly

tension sank into Denver’s chest—until she grabbed up her purse and made a hasty getaway toward the restrooms. When the idiot started to follow, Miles blocked his way while Stack spoke close to his ear. Whatever he said made loverboy frown and search the bar.

It wasn’t until his gaze clashed with Denver’s that he gave up and stalked away—in the opposite

direction that Cherry had gone.

Smiles quirking, Stack and Miles both saluted Denver, then went back to their table and the other women there.

He was wondering what Stack had said when Armie shoved him, and Denver almost dropped off his seat. Righting himself, he muttered, “What the fuck?” and shoved Armie back. But since Armie wasn’t daydreaming as Denver had been, he barely budged.

Snickering, Armie shook his head. “Damn man, get it together or go after her.”


Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has
become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author.
Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St.
Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently
published with HQN.
Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event
in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy
causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal
Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina
bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.
Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to
charity. You can see the benefit romance books here :


Oh Crud. It’s Tuesday and Bitchy Bertha never checked in. So much for an online presence.

How’s your day going?


We had some sunshine last week. Real, warm, and perhaps it was the time change, but it seemed brighter. Friendly.  It woke me up. And some ideas that have been brewing started to take shape.  I thought I’d tell you about some of these.  But before I do, I know some of you are waiting for Bree – she’s in revisions and barring any unforeseen circumstances should be done sometime in the next eight weeks.  And some of you are waiting for Glimmer Girls. That too will be finished before I start the new stories.

So here you go -my latest ideas:

A plump middle-aged mom turned super hero.  Not that mom’s aren’t already super heroes, but who among us wouldn’t like to have superpowers?

A museum robbery where a museum employee is implicated and must prove she wasn’t involved.

Dilly’s story (from Glimmer Girls) and perhaps more storied set in Mabble. (The village from Glimmer Girls)

Re-tool Tank and Maggie meet the Mob – the things that can go wrong when you kidnap someone’s dog.

The story of a young woman who goes to Ireland after she reads a book about the Cliffs of Moher and is initially disappointed when she doesn’t find mystery and romance.

Murder and mayhem at Edinburgh Castle. Or perhaps Kinfauns Castle near Perth. I stayed there a few days once. I believe it’s a private residence now – mores the pity.


There are more. But which of these strike your fancy?


I was going to title this post weekly update, and then I realized how ridiculous that was and changed it to yearly. If I forget and don’t update you yearly you probably won’t remember and give me a bad time.  However weekly? That’s just asking for trouble.

Today I revised the first fifty pages of the fourth Bree novel. Basically a quarter of the book.  I’m rather pleased with myself because I enjoyed the writing. I could potentially be done with this book before the end of April.  Whoop! Which means that you all should be thinking about titles.

And No, thinking up titles is not my job. It’s your job. So get on it, please. We need a name for this book.

That’s my update.  Everything else is just ice, snow and freezing wind. Oh, and a house that desperately needs cleaning. Nothing new there!

And yes, I’m also working on Glimmer Girls. And yes I promise to finish it. Soon. Very, Very Soon.