A MatchMaker Story: Amber’s Ace By Taryn Kincaid – Black Hills Wolves #51


Amber's Ace

Amber’s Ace
Black Hills Wolves #51
By
Taryn Kincaid

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Riley Morgan, the all-star ace pitcher of the world champion New York Kings, has long hidden his secret from his adoring fans and the clamoring metropolitan press. But when a long-distance mate call distracts Riley on the mound, he suffers a freak, career-ending injury that sends him back to his South Dakota wolf pack to heal.Stolen from her family along with her twin sister years earlier, Amber Northridge has been held prisoner and abused by the crazed former alpha and his henchmen since she was a teen, managing to survive through her resourcefulness and wit. Now, at long last, the pack has located them and set them free.

Home in Los Lobos, Amber recognizes the hunky baseball player she’s seen on TV as her mate, but she doubts she can be with any man after all she has suffered.

Can the romantic machinations of Los Lobos’ four renowned matchmakers unite the damaged pair?

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If you are following this awesome series, you will remember a glimpse of the beginning from Another Chance BHW #41.

It is that beginning which is truly the start of something very special for our two main characters, Riley and Amber. Here is one of my favorite scenes.

Luna, the man was gorgeous. She gaped at him, a jagged lightning bolt of need striking her dumb. Muscled and masculine, with bulging biceps and thighs and sharp angles in all the right places, he sported a scruffy head of inky hair she ached to run her fingers through. The hint of a five o’clock shadow sculpted his cheeks and strong chin.

An erotic shiver coiled through her, a sensation she’d never felt before. A sense of…rightness. Something like…destiny…her fate somehow entwined with that of the distant man.

Mine.

She stared at the baseball player’s image on the screen, stunned when the ball dribbled out of his glove and he glowered back into the camera as if he could see her, too, his eyes sharp and cool as frost. She recoiled, putting more distance between her and the TV.

The man stepped off the pitcher’s mound, a dumbfounded expression narrowing his eyes. He bit his sensual lower lip. Had he forgotten himself and where he was? She suspected his air of befuddlement was unnatural, a condition foreign to such a dominant and confident man.

A few moments later, he tossed a giant cream puff, the opposing batter squashing it in an instant. He raised his left arm as the ball shot back to him like a bullet. She could almost hear the stunning impact of horsehide and flesh as the ball barreled into his hand like a speeding locomotive. Her jaw dropped, and she stared at the screen in horror as the big, sexy male fell to the pitcher’s mound and rolled around in the dirt in apparent agony.

His pain became her pain. Sickness gripped her at the hideous scene unfolding before her eyes.

“No,” she whispered. “No, no, no, no, no!

She reached toward the television set, wanting to grab the male through the flickering screen and bring him toward her to hug him against her body and give him comfort. To heal him.

Without warning, four wolves and a giant bear bounded into the room, howling and roaring as they skidded to a halt and slid back into their human forms.

“Dear Sweet Luna,” one of the wolves shouted. “We’ve found them.” The man knelt beside her, grasping her hand in his much larger one. She flinched away, yanking her fingers from his steady grip.

“Sweetheart, it’s me,” he murmured.

She stared at the TV and the writhing ballplayer, even as the others swept up Garnet and bore her away.

“Help him,” she mumbled, her gestures frantic as she pointed at the jumping images.

“Help who?” The wolf looked around and then shook his head. “Amber, honey, don’t you recognize me?” Tears streamed down her rescuer’s face, and his voice choked. “It’s Chance.”
Amber’s Ace (Black Hills Wolves #51) (Kindle Locations 299-321). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

What’s so special you ask. Aside from being rescued from an encampment Amber just claimed her mate, and he heard her across the miles. Unfortunately his injury and her experiences under Magnum’s rule may very well keep them apart.

While Amber and her twin sister Garnet have started a successful jewelry business, Riley starts working with the young wolves, swimming with them and teaching them teamwork with baseball.

A love story at it’s best with the aid of the Matchmaking Matrons. Whose idea this time is a variation on a barn raising with an auction for picnic baskets. Both male and female would participate, with culinary offerings or something from their own specialty. To take place once the baseball field was completed.

A tearful yet happy read, as Amber and Riley work their way to acceptance of what happened to them.

5 Contented Purrs for Taryn!

Summer About the Author

Taryn Kincaid writes hot and sensual paranormal, historical romance and contemporary romance, sometimes spiced with a little humor or a lot of snark. She enjoys pinching and tickling words, and writing stories to warm the heart.

Love wolves? AMBER’S ACE is her third Black Hills Wolves story. The first two, WOLF’S SONG and ANOTHER CHANCE are now on sale for a limited time for 99 cents! WOLF’S SONG introduced the Northridge family of Los Lobos, SD, featuring hunky wolf Brick Northridge. His older brother, Chance takes center stage in ANOTHER CHANCE. And now, with AMBER’S ACE, it’s their twin sister’s story!

Also on sale for a short time now, HER CAPTAIN. Romance is definitely in the signs when a steady-as-she-goes Capricorn Navy SEAL, tangles with the impulsive Aries out to win his heart. They are as combustible together as they are incompatible!

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A MatchMaker Story: Mating Dance by Merryn Dexter – Black Hills Wolves #50


Mating Dance

Mating Dance
Black Hills Wolves #50
By
Merryn Dexter

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The Matrons of the Tao Pack are on the hunt, seeking out unmated couples who would be a perfect match – even if they don’t know it yet.

Sander Burrows is a wolf with a broken spirit. During thirty-five years away from home and pack, he made a life for himself among the humans. Now, tragedy and a sense of failure drive him home into the arms of his loving family.

Aurora “Rory” Hanson hates Sander almost as much as she loves him. Humiliated at seventeen when he stood her up at the annual spring dance, she has since lived a life of relative solitude on the fringes of the pack.

When Sander catches sight and scent of Rory, feelings run hot. His wolf recognizes his mate and he’ll do just about anything to overcome Rory’s dislike of him. Even accept the assistance of four interfering busybodies.

The matrons want the old spring dance revived and what better way to “help” two fated wolves to happiness than to force Rory and Sander to work together on the organizing committee.

Finding love doesn’t get any easier even for wolves in their fifties. Misunderstandings, old hurts, and the sharp edge of Miss Kathy’s tongue must all be overcome if two old friends are to achieve true happiness.

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Second chances are the name of the game for the Tao Pack. Let’s face it since Drew took over more and more of the pack has returned. Each family with it’s own issues, drive and solutions.

The Matchmaker sub-series stars four Matrons of the pack. The self designated matchmakers, Miss Kathy, Miss Lonnie, Miss Fern and Miss Claire. They are convinced that to be strong,  the pack needs new mated couples to produce offspring.

Aurora (Rory) never left but stayed on the outskirts of the pack. She has a gift with plants and herbs, supplying them to the healers and the new diner.

As a police officer, Sander Burrows has had enough of the outside world when he faced yet one more failure. Not a failure as you might think, but more the inability to prevent yet another young person from falling prey to the streets. He feels the need for home and pack so he returns to the Black Hills and his family.

When Rory catches his scent near the construction of the new pack function hall, she knew she should have stayed away. Seeing him brought back painful memories she’d kept buried for years.

The matchmakers set things in motion by assigning Sander to escort Rory to the meetings for planning the opening of the function hall. Plans for a Spring Dance, that everyone seemed to be getting roped into a part of. This is a favorite scene from that meeting.

Thrum, thrum, thrum. Her pulse throbbed in her ears as she studied the man she had loved for most all of her life. His grin softened, the humor melting to a stronger, richer emotion. Paul tapped his pen softly on his pad. Sliding lower in his seat, he surreptitiously tried to escape his unexpected position of third wheel.

“Aurora? Aurora Jane!” Miss Lonnie rapped her knuckles on the table, startling Rory from her reverie.

“I’m sorry?” She turned toward the elder, the stars in her eyes shattering when she realized everyone around the table stared at her.

“We were talking about the decorations, dear,” Miss Fern interjected gently. “Lonnie wanted to know if you had any thoughts on the design, a theme perhaps?”

Theme? Seriously? As of an hour ago, Rory had been ensconced in her nice, peaceful little cabin, believing she had successfully ducked the committee, and now they expected her to have a theme? “Umm, theme, theme, theme.” She rubbed her damp palms on her jean-clad thighs, desperate to gather her scattered wits. “I thought I would open it up to suggestions. Do a little canvassing around town, see what the consensus is. Also, umm, until I have the dimensions of the hall, it’s hard to know what I’m working with, how big it is.” With a concerted effort, she forced her mouth shut against the stream of inanity.

“I’m sure that’s something Sander can help you with, dear,” Miss Lonnie said with a wicked smile as she turned her attention to the dark-haired wolf. “You’ll be happy to show Aurora how big it is, won’t you, Sander?” Turning in his seat, Sander took his sweet time as he studied her. His slow, lazy regard sent such a rush of blood to her cheeks, it made Rory light-headed.

“Miss Lonnie, I can’t think of anything I’d like to do more,” he drawled.

Hunkering down in her seat, Rory prayed for the ground to open up and swallow her whole. With a soft sigh, Paul reached beneath the table and gave the back of her hand a sympathetic pat.

It didn’t help. Nothing would help ever again.
Mating Dance (Black Hills Wolves #50) (Kindle Locations 539-555). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Thus begins a challenge for Sander and Rory, could she get over the past and take her mate? Only time will tell.

Rory and Sander both work with the teens of the pack, and in the process learn more of the pack around them. I really loved the way this story played out. I cried more than once, mostly happy tears. So be sure have some tissues handy. This yet another great love story from Merryn complete with lots of sizzle.

5 Contented Purrs for Merryn!

 

 

Summer About the Author

Merryn Dexter  Merryn Dexter

Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, crying at tv serials (there’s a theme!) and believes all stories should have a Happy Ending.

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Pre-Order Blitz! Alpha, Beta, Omega – 10 Novellas – 10 Bestselling Authors – One Box Set


Alpha Beta Omega PreOrder Blitz

Alpha Beta Omega: A Shifter Box Set

Releases September 13, 2016

Each story is either a first in a series or a stand-alone novella.

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From today’s hottest
USA Today and Bestselling authors
A collection of 10 novellas
featuring hot alpha, beta, and omega shifters.
If you like tigers, bears, wolves, and more
you’ll love this box set.


Healer’s Fate
by
Beth Caudill

Bearly Smitten 
The Alpha’s Bride Book 1
by
Misha Carver

Breaking the Bond
Under the Demon’s Skin
by
Xandra James

Feral
A Many Lives Story
by
Laxmi Hariharan

The Beta’s Mate
by
Bethany Shaw

Night Falls
by
Nicole Morgan

The Scarlett Legacy
by
K.N. Lee

Wounds to Bear
Heart of The Bear Book One
by
Lily Marie

A Tiger’s Claim
by
Lia Davis

Tiger Time
by
Marissa Dobson

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Review of The Discreet Cowboy by Rhonda Lee Carver – Cowboys of Nirvana Book 6


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The Discreet Cowboy
Cowboys of Nirvana #6
By
Rhonda Lee Carver

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Welcome to Nirvana. Your wish is a cowboy’s command…

An injury sends Dade Jarrett to the hospital and he’s told he’ll never walk again, but a cowboy never gives up. After a long, grueling recovery, he’s walking again, with a limp and the assistance of a cane. He’s ready to get back on the Nirvana Ranch, but first he has made a promise to help Chase, his boss. The last thing Dade wants to do is babysit a spoiled brat–a beautiful, spoiled brat who is well over the age of consent. She thinks she’s clever when she steals his clothes and leaves him stranded, but he aims to show her a cowboy can’t be fooled. If it’s the last thing he does, it’ll be to tame the spirited Felicia Sever.

Felicia has a ‘thing’ for cowboys, but she made a promise to her brother, Chase, that she’d keep her hands off the Nirvana cowboys and let them do their jobs.However, once she finds out he’s asked one of the cowboys to be her keeper, she’s pissed and ready to show over-protective Chase that she’s more than capable of taking care of herself! Yet, can she…? Trouble is her middle name.

Stuck in a hotel room with Felicia, Dade knows his job and future are on the line, but can he resist the one woman he can’t have?

Felicia wants one thing, Dade. He believes his limp and scars are a turn-off, but she knows one way to prove to him that he’s a complete turn-on. After all, a secret affair never hurt anyone…or will it?

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I love this series, Nirvana is certainly somewhere I wish was real so I could vacation there. I mean really a beautiful working ranch resort, what’s not to like?

In this latest installment we meet Chase’s sister Felicia. Chase being all macho big brother, sets Dade to the task of keeping an eye on her to keep her out of trouble. Alas trouble seems to be Felicia’s middle name, she loves Cowboys, the real thing though. No make-believe dress up cowboys for her.

Dade is a real Cowboy in every sense of the word. If you’ve been reading this series you know that Dade is still recuperating from his injuries, but is slowing starting to work the ranch again. Keeping an eye on the boss’ sister shouldn’t be a problem.

This was a fun romp on Nirvana. Felicia really keeps Dade on his toes and needing to let loose a bit she locks him in a massage room and goes off to town. This is a favorite scene after Dade catches up with her.

“Relax, Dade. You look like you could spit nails. By the way, you need ice for the cheek.”

Her smile made him want to kiss her. He’d give a month’s wages just to have a chance to sample the cherry flavored lip tint again. “Nah, I’ll live. I’ve been stung harder by a bee.”

“Suit yourself, but you’re going to have a black eye.”

“I’m not worried about the black eye. Chase will do more than that once we get back to Nirvana.”

She laid a palm on her tilted hip. “We’re not doing anything wrong.”

“Let me list the issues.” He sat up and lifted one finger. “First, I’m supposed to be watching over you and making sure you don’t get into trouble. I failed. You managed to steal my clothes and leave me locked in a room. And just so you know, I’m still not over that. Two,” he held up another digit, “I left the ranch without telling anyone.”

She lifted a shoulder and let it drop. “So, we’re not prisoners.”

“I have the ranch truck and after Chase realizes we’re both missing, he’ll jump to conclusions like most older, protective brothers would. He’ll believe I took advantage of you.”

“Dade, you take advantage of me?” She laughed.

“I don’t think I like where you’re headed.”

“I’ll explain everything to Chase. If anything, he’ll be upset with me, but he’ll see that you were innocent in all of this.”
The Discreet Cowboy (Cowboys of Nirvana Book 6) (Kindle Locations 1074-1089).Kindle Edition.

A fun read with lots of sizzling sex, an irritated guest and a brother who doesn’t really want to know the truth.

5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda!

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Summer About the Author

Rhonda lee Carver Rhonda Lee Carver

Rhonda Lee Carver is a published book writer with a collection of print and eBooks under her wing. She is also a freelance editor. Her first book was published with Wild Rose Press in 2010.

She writes everything from contemporary to steamy to paranormal to suspense…you name it, she’s written it. Her specialty is writing men who love to get their hands dirty—hardworking, blue collar, heroes in everyday life.

When Rhonda isn’t crafting edge-of-your-seat, sizzling novels, you’ll find her with her children and husband watching soccer, watching a breathtaking movie, traveling to exotic places (with Bora Bora on her bucket list), doing (or trying) yoga, saving cats and dogs, and finding new ways to keep life interesting.

Rhonda thrives on making her readers happy. She believes life can be a challenge, but reading is a place where fantasy comes to life. Her motto: “Everyone deserves romance—one page at a time.“

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RELEASE DAY TAKE OVER – Heather Long and Her New Series Boomers


Please join me in congratulating
Heather Long on her new Series BOOMERS.
The first book The Judas Contact is out today.
She may even pop by and say a few things.

The Judas Contract HVL

The Judas Contact
Boomers #1
By
Heather Long

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Hope may prove their most dangerous threat.

Doctor Ilsa Blaine
Codename: Doc
Abilities: Designs programmable bioware, enhanced understanding of brain chemistry
Mission: Research, analyze and troubleshoot the team’s active microchips

On the cutting edge of neuroscience, Ilsa is developing microchips that can be inserted into the brain and deliver information. The applications are endless, but her current goal is just to get dogs to return to their owners should they ‘become lost.’ When her college roommate turns up asking for lunch, she’s hardly prepared for the chaos that ensues or the revelation her chip changed the world, and the lives of five heroes from the future. And now they need her help…

Garrett Fox
Codename: The Viper
Abilities: toxins, poisons and assassination, he can kill with a touch
Mission: Protect Ilsa Blaine

One of five desperate men sent back in time to save the future, Garrett volunteers to be the doctor’s guinea pig as she studies their neuro-chips. It’s not his first time being a lab rat. In close quarters, the unthinkable happens—an attraction that could kill Ilsa. Drawn together by science, and on the fast track to destiny, Ilsa and Garrett must save his team from their chips before they can end them, and maybe Ilsa can prove to Garrett he isn’t toxic to everything he touches…least of all her.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. An alliance with the modern day Halo has given their leader a taste of hope. For these five lonely soldiers, the single emotion may prove their most dangerous threat.

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