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Texas Heat!!!! Texas Two Step – Whispering Springs, TX Book 1 by Cynthia D’Alba



Texas Two Step
Whispering Springs, TX Book 1
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Their love never died, but her secrets could break his trust beyond repair.

After six years and too much self-recrimination, rancher Mitch Landry is ready to admit he was wrong. He’d loved Olivia Montgomery but commitment wasn’t high on his list back then. That was his first mistake. He’s just divorced his second, and he’s set to do whatever it takes to convince Olivia to give him another try.

Through hard work, determination and more than a few tears, Olivia survived the break-up with Mitch. She’s rebuilt her life around her business and the son she loves more than life itself. She’s not proud of the mistakes she’s made—particularly the secrets she’s kept—but when life hands you manure, you use it to make something better of yourself…lest you get stuck in it.

At a hot, muggy Dallas wedding, they reconnect. Olivia’s first instinct is to play it cool, but after one devastating kiss things flare out of control, real fast. Maybe a quick roll in the hay will get him out of her system once and for all. Funny thing about hay though, once it’s tangled in your hair, getting it out risks revealing things that were never meant to see the light of day.

Warning: Contains hot sex, a vindictive ex-wife, and hot chocolate chip cookies.

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Olivia wanted to be anywhere but at the airport picking up Mitch. However, Emily the bride-to-be was very persuasive. Mitch was as attractive as she remembered but he is a temptation she doesn’t need.

Mitch has grown up a lot since he broke up with Olivia, his divorce was the crowning moment of his biggest mistake. He’s hoping to reconnect with Olivia and maybe take things where they belong.

This is a favorite scene on the ride from airport.

Pointing a remote, she popped the trunk of a black Mercedes Benz.

Mitch tossed in his bags as well as the one she carried. “A Benz, huh?” His gaze raked over the car. “Business must be good. Congrats.”

“Thanks.” Oven-degree heat rolled from the car when she opened the door. After waiting a minute to let out as much hot air as possible, she slid onto the toasty leather of the driver’s seat. “But this isn’t mine.” She started the car then lowered the temperature controls on the air conditioning. “Belongs to one of the trainers at the gym. My car was blocked in and Mark loaned me his.”

Mitch tossed his hat onto the back seat before sliding into the passenger side. He looked around and whistled. “Nice ride.”

“Yep. Nice guy too.” Moments later, she paid the toll at the south exit and turned east onto Highway 183. “Emily said to drop you at Grayson Mansion. Do you need to stop anywhere first?”

“Like where?”

“I don’t know. Armani store? Walmart? Williams Feed and Tack?”

To her relief, he chuckled at her joke. The deep sound vibrated around the car and straight into her heart.

“Nope. Got everything I’ll need this weekend.” He cleared his throat and angled his body toward her. “So Livie, are you really happy living here in the big D? Don’t you miss the ranch life? The riding? The early morning chores? The nosy small-town gossip?”

Her fingers tightened around the steering wheel and she kept her gaze glued on the traffic ahead. Every glance at him produced a sucker punch to her gut, and she didn’t want him to know how much seeing him physically pained her. “I’m as happy here as much as anywhere, I guess. My business does well. I have friends, so…” She shrugged, pulling the car’s shoulder strap tight across her chest.

“How’s the Lazy L doing?” she asked, referring to his family’s cattle ranch.

“Actually, pretty damn good. Had some bad years with drought and some freaky winter weather, but we kept her going. Now if beef prices would just get back up.”

The pride and enthusiasm in his voice left no doubt how much he loved being part of the family cattle business. With him way down in south Texas and her in Dallas, a big spread of Texas geography separated them.

“Glad it’s working out then.”

She looked at the back of his head as he stared out the side window, seeming to study the landscape as it whizzed by. The ends of his hair were distinctly lighter than the roots, visible now that he’d removed his hat. She suspected his hair had been lightened and his skin tanned from the daily sun exposure of working on his ranch. She’d seen him wear a cowboy hat so many times, and she could picture him on his horse, his hat saturated with sweat, the ends of his long hair soaking up the sun’s rays as he rode behind the cattle. Now that she thought about it, she couldn’t remember ever seeing his hair this long. He’d once told her he always kept his hair short to make the south Texas heat bearable. And while she liked his new look, she had to admit she missed the old one.

“Haven’t had time to keep up with the old crowd. You never did get married, right?” His gravelly voice jerked her mind from reminiscing.

“Wrong. I did.” His question surprised her, but if the shock on his face was any indication, her answer was an obvious bombshell. Her gaze snapped back to the road.

“You did? How come I didn’t know that?”

She shook her head while saying, “I don’t know. It wasn’t a state secret or anything.”

“So you’re not Olivia Montgomery?”

“Of course I’m Olivia Montgomery. I just added Gentry to the end. I married Drake Gentry. I don’t think you ever knew him.”

“I didn’t. Will he be here this weekend?”

“No.”

He gave her left hand a pointed stare. “Are you still married?”

She shook her head. “Divorced.” A pang of regret settled around her heart, regret about hurting Drake, a wonderful man who’d been her rock when she’d needed stability the most. He’d been there for her and she’d let him down so many times in so many ways.

“Hmm.”

“Hmm? What does that mean?” She glanced toward him, wondering why his opinion was suddenly so important. At almost thirty, she ran her own business while raising a wonderful son single handedly. Why did Mitch’s opinion still mean so much to her?

His fingers drummed on the arm console between them. “I’m just surprised. Your marriage caught me off-guard.”

“So I gathered. Why? Did you think no one would marry little old me?” she asked, lifting one eyebrow in a challenge.

He chuckled and placed his forearm on the back of her seat, letting his elbow dangle in the opening between the seats.

His deep-throated chuckle reverberated through her again. The muscles in her jaw clenched at the zap of energy tingling through every nerve.

“Don’t be a goose.” He tapped a knuckle on the side of her head. “Any man would be fortunate to have you as a wife and a fool to give you up. I…I’m just surprised no one told me, especially my mother. They talk, you know? My mother and yours.”

She nodded. “I know.” She also often talked to his mother but some secrets were best left alone.
D’Alba, Cynthia. Texas Two Step (Whispering Springs, TX Book 1) (pp. 15-19). Riante Romance, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

In spite of a very sensuous and sizzling reunion, Olivia walks away. She has a really big secret, one she has sworn many people to silence. This secret can make or break these new feelings she has for Mitch.

Mitch knows she’s hiding something, and he’s wondering who is this mysterious Adam.  He rushes to be with her when she’s taken to the hospital after a fall leaving the wedding reception.

His reaction is priceless when he realizes just who Adam is, and there are so many conflicting emotions.

Olivia has a lot of explaining to do as Mitch pushes to have both her and Adam, join him on his ranch for her recovery.

A conniving ex-wife adds to the already rampant drama as this story unfolds.

You’d think they’d understand that communication is key, but so many secrets for so many years make that difficult.

Plenty of angst, tears, laughter and heat!

I am going back to read the prequel now. Then I will continue with this series.

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Hi Y’All! I’m Cynthia D’Alba from Arkansas.Here’s a little about me…New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun.She was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, she’s thrilled to be making her home back in Arkansas living in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading or writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.newsletter - for blog


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Texas Two Step: The Prequel – Whispering Springs, TX Book 0.5 By Cynthia D’Alba



Texas Two Step Prequel
Whispering Springs, TX Book 0.5
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Go back to where it all began…When Olivia Montgomery met Mitch Landry and their lives were changed forever.

Texas Two Step:The Prequel is a short story. It serves as an introduction to Olivia Montgomery and Mitch Landry, the primary characters in the novel, Texas Two Step. The Prequel covers their college dating years up to their break-up.

Texas Two Step, the novel, continues the story six years later.

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I confess I read Texas Two Step first and curiosity had me picking this one up. I am reviewing them in order though. So tomorrow you’ll see that book here. Both books are free, so plan to continue on.

This book starts the Whispering Springs, Tx series with Mitch and Olivia attending college in Dallas.

It’s Olivia’s and her best friend Emily’s birthday and in order to uphold the Montgomery tradition they go to the bar where her brothers had their first legal drinks.

This is a favorite scene when Mitch joins them at the bar.

“Olivia Montgomery,” he said with a smile. “What are you doing in a place like this?”

She smiled and lowered her gaze. “Hello, Mitch. I didn’t expect to run into anyone I knew here.”

His eyebrows lifted. “Really? And why’s that?”

She shrugged.

“Ladies,” Joey, the bartender, interrupted. “I’m waiting for some identification. No I.D. and you’re out of here.”

livia turned her attention to Joey. “I’ve got it.” She pulled a Texas driver’s license from her wallet and slapped it on the bar. Her friend did the same.

Joey studied both licenses, looked at the girls, and back to the licenses. “Happy birthday, ladies. What’ll you have?”

“Today is your birthday?” Mitch asked.

Olivia nodded. “Yep. Mine and Emily’s. Oh, I don’t think you know Emily.” She turned to her friend. “Emily. This is Mitch Landry. He’s a friend of Travis and Jason.” She turned back to Mitch. “Mitch. This is Emily Miller. My best friend in the whole world.”

Emily leaned forward and held out her hand. “Nice to meet you, Mitch.”

Mitch shook her hand. “You too, Emily. Happy birthday.”

“Thanks.”

“If you three are through with your meet and greet, I do have other customers. Do you want a drink or not?”

“Ladies, this lovely grump is Joey. Joey, I’m buying this round. Give me another beer. Ladies?”

Olivia straightened her back. “I’ll have a shot of bourbon.”

“I will too,” said Emily.

Mitch laughed. “The Montgomery tradition lives. Give me a shot too, Joey. I can’t let these ladies drink alone. How about three shots of Crown Royal?”

“You got it.” Joey lined up three shot glasses and poured the Crown Royal. He put a fourth glass on the bar and filled it. “I always buy the first round for birthday girls.” He tapped his shot glass against the ones Olivia and Emily had picked up. “Salute.” He tossed back the liquor. “I’ll check back in a minute,” he said and headed down the bar to another customer.

Mitch picked up his glass, tapped each girl’s shot, and tossed his drink down his throat. When he returned the glass to the counter, he noticed both girls still had full glasses. Olivia lifted the glass to her lips and sipped. Her eyes opened wide.

He chuckled. “No, no. Toss it back. It’s the Montgomery way.”

Olivia closed her eyes, put her luscious full lips on the rim, tilted her head back, and tossed the full shot down. Her tongue darted out to lick her top lip. He almost groaned aloud.

The Montgomery brothers were going to have to kick his ass because Olivia Montgomery was the sexiest, most interesting woman he’d met in a long time. He’d be damned if he was leaving until he got to know her a little better.
D’Alba, Cynthia. Texas Two Step: The Prequel (Texas Montgomery Mavericks) (Kindle Locations 59-83). Riante, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

Emily also meets Wes and they immediately become an item. Mitch and Olivia start off a bit slower, but wow that first date!

A quick read that is an OMG cliff-hanger, which is why you should just go click the cover below and read the rest of their story.

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Cynthia d'Alba Cynthia D’Alba

Hi Y’All! I’m Cynthia D’Alba from Arkansas.Here’s a little about me…New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun.She was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, she’s thrilled to be making her home back in Arkansas living in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading or writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.newsletter - for blog


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Loving this Multi-Author Series! Hot SEAL, Black Coffee – SEALs in Paradise Book 8 By Cynthia D’Alba



Hot SEAL, Black Coffee
SEALs in Paradise Book 8
Dallas Debutants Book 1
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Dealing with a sexy ex-girlfriend, a jewel heist, and a kidnapping can make an ex-SEAL bodyguard a tad cranky.

Trevor Mason accepts what should be a simple job…protect the jewels his ex-girlfriend will wear to a breast cancer fundraiser. As founder and owner of Eye Spy International, he should send one of his guys, but he needs to get his ex out of his system and this is the perfect opportunity to remind himself that she is a spoiled, rich debutante who dumped him with a Dear John letter during his SEAL training.

Respected breast cancer doctor Dr. Risa McCool hates being in the limelight for her personal life. Her life’s work is breast cancer treatment and research, which she’d rather be known for than for her carefree, partying debutante years. She agrees to be the chairperson for the annual breast cancer fundraiser even though it means doing publicity appearances and interviews, all while wearing the famous pink Breast Cancer Diamond for each public event. The multi-million dollar value of the pink stone requires an armed bodyguard at all times.

Past attractions flame, proving to be a distraction to the serious reality of the situation.

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Risa has hired EyeSpy International to provide additional security for the Breast Cancer Gala. At the event she will be showcasing a necklace containing the Breast Cancer Diamond, a fourteen carat gem worth a small fortune. For her bodyguard she would have Trevor Mason, the owner and founder of the company and the man she gave up fifteen years ago.

Trevor wouldn’t assign anyone but himself to guard Dr. Risa McCool. They had been friends then lovers years ago before he joined the Navy and became a SEAL.

Arriving home late, with Trevor already in her condo there is more than a little snark from both of them.

This is a favorite scene.

“Made yourself at home, I see,” she drawled.

He turned around, leaned on the mahogany bar, and crossed his ankles. “Got a look at the layout.” He smiled. “Your panty drawer was very well organized.”

She rolled her eyes.

“I’ve checked out the building before I came. I met with the building’s head of security when I got here.” He shrugged. “I don’t know why I’m here.”

She gave a derisive snort. “I thought you were a bodyguard. Have I been misinformed?”

“Nope. That’s what I do, but why am I here?” He pointed around the room with the highball glass. “In your condo? Why not put me in a hotel like all the others who are working this event? This is Fort Knox disguised as a condo building.”

She narrowed her eyes, then gave him a stiff smile. “Tomorrow, I’m getting my grandmother’s jewels from the vault and they’ll be here until I can return them on Monday after the gala. Between now and the event, I have six event-related appearances. At first the plan was that I would be wearing the Breast Cancer Diamond necklace at each one. However, the designer doesn’t want to reveal the necklace until the night of the gala. You know, build up the suspense, so I’ll be teasing the reporters by wearing some of my grandmother’s jewelry, which in itself is worth a couple of million or so. Since I don’t usually keep a few million in diamonds in my home, and frankly it makes me a little nervous to do so with the whole world knowing about them, I thought it would be wiser to have someone here instead of having my bodyguard sleeping a few miles away.”

“Okay.” He nodded. “Makes sense.” He pulled out his cell phone and tapped on the screen.

“I’ll want you to escort me to the vault and back tomorrow.”

He looked up at her. “Do you know what time?”

She arched an eyebrow. “Why? You have a date you have to work around?”

“My team from EyeSpy has a meeting with the Dallas police and the hotel security to review the overall security plan for the event.”

“Fine.” She pulled her cellphone from her pocket. “Can you put your phone number in here so I can reach you if I need to?”

He entered his phone number without comment. His phone buzzed. “There. I have your cell number in my phone, along with your home and office numbers.”

The idea that he had programmed her into his phone made her gooey inside, even as she told herself it only meant he was doing his job, not getting ready to ask her on a date.

“What time is the security meeting? I’d like to put it on my calendar.”

“Eight a.m. Why? You don’t need to be there.”

“Since I’m this year’s gala chairwoman, I should be on top of all things related to the event.” He sighed. “Don’t you have to work or something tomorrow?”

“Nope. I’m off until Wednesday. I’m only working one day this week.” She smiled and took a long drink of wine, something she didn’t get to do very often.

“You have a lot of long weekends then?” he said, his tone a tad snarky.

Long weekends? She could barely remember the last time she’d had two days in a row off, much less four. But this event was her baby. The money raised would go a long way in funding more research for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

“Oh yes,” she replied, putting as much sarcasm in her voice as she could manage. “I only, what did you call it? Cut folks? Right, so I only cut folks three days a week.” She rolled her eyes. “I guess you had many long, relaxing weekends while you were a SEAL.”

“How did you know I was a SEAL?”

She shrugged. “Grapevine.”

He grunted. “Mom-vine is probably more accurate. And no, I didn’t get long weekends.”

“Fill my glass, and let’s go to the sun room. I need to get off my feet.”
Cynthia D’Alba. Hot SEAL,Black Coffee (Kindle Locations 141-172). Riante, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

I really liked Wendy, Risa’s twin sister. Where as Risa is more reserved, Wendy is an almost overwhelming personality.

I was like Risa in that I didn’t think she and Trevor would overcome the hurdle of their history. The sparks were flying all over the place, I’m surprised folks didn’t get burned when they got close to each other.

Nothing is ever easy and there are plenty of twists, turns, suspense and drama in this book along with that sizzling heat. I couldn’t put this book down.

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Hi Y’All! I’m Cynthia D’Alba from Arkansas.Here’s a little about me…New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun.She was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, she’s thrilled to be making her home back in Arkansas living in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading or writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.newsletter - for blog


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Love These SEALs! Hot SEAL, Cold Beer – SEALs in Paradise Book 6 By Cynthia D’Alba



Hot SEAL, Cold Beer
SEALs in Paradise Book 6
Diamond Lake, Texas Book 2
Sand Castle Resort Book 2
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An ex-Navy SEAL agrees to play fake lover
for the Maid of Honor at a destination wedding
only to discover that what happens on a Caribbean Island
can sometimes follow you home.

Nicholas Falcone, aka Nikko, aka Falcon, is five months out from active SEAL duty, putting his pre-service accounting degree to use while going to law school at night. He’d love to take a vacation between semesters, but every buck is earmarked for his education. When a fellow accountant approaches him about his sister needing an escort for a destination wedding, Nikko jumps at the idea. With the wedding families footing the bill, what does he have to lose?

Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Pierce is still stinging from a broken engagement. Going to a destination wedding at the Sand Castle Resort in the Caribbean would be great if only her ex-fiancé and his new wife weren’t also attending. Her options are to find a date or not go, but not going isn’t really an option. That means letting her brother set her up with a guy from his accounting office…Heaven forbid. When did accountants start looking like this?

** Cold Beer ** is part of the Diamond Lakes, Texas Series and Sand Castle Resort series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. They do not have cliffhanger endings.

**Hot SEAL, Cold Beer** is also in the “SEALs in Paradise” connected series. Each book in the multi-author branded SEALs in Paradise series can be read stand-alone, and individual books do not have to be read in any particular order.

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I am really loving this multi author series. In this one Nicholas ‘Nikko’ Falcone agrees to help out a co-worker’s sister by attending a destination wedding with her. He needs a vacation after tax season and this trip is all expenses paid.

Dr. Jennifer Pierce wasn’t looking forward to this wedding. He ex would be there with his pregnant wife. The one he got pregnant while he was engaged to her. Jenn was really hoping the guy her twin brother is sending her will be the perfect date, she couldn’t face this event alone.

These two have an attraction neither saw coming, which is fortunate since they would be portraying lovers on this trip.

A favorite scene is when they board the plane and encounter Jenn’s ex for the first time.

“Jennifer.”

She jerked toward her name and looked at her ex. He was dressed in khakis, a green polo shirt, and a puzzled expression on his face. Had his hair always been that thin? And his face…had it always looked so sallow? For some reason, she didn’t remember his lips being so thin and his cheeks so puffy.

Her stomach twisted with nerves as she faced her past for the first time. “Lamar. Sherice.” And that was as nice as she planned to be.

“Hi, Jennifer,” Sherice said, shoving her hand under Lamar’s elbow so she could wrap her arm around his.

Jennifer wanted to laugh. The woman was staking her claim as if Jennifer might try to lure him back.

“Who’s your, um, friend?” Lamar asked.

“Oh, I’m sorry.” She looked down at their fingers intertwined. “This is Nicholas Falcone. Sweetheart, this is Lamar Johns and his wife, Sherice.”

Nicholas extended his right hand across Jennifer. “Nice to meet you. Call me Nikko.”

“Hmm,” Lamar said. “I didn’t know you were bringing a date.”

Nicholas chuckled. “A date?” He knocked his shoulder against Jennifer’s. “It’s been a while since we were just dating. What a fun idea. A weeklong date.”

She giggled and almost gagged at that. She never giggled. The sound had the puzzled look on Lamar’s face even more strangled.

“It will be fun. Remember those early days? How nervous I was around you?”

Nicholas chuckled and put his hand over their interlaced fingers. “Like it was yesterday. I’m so glad I hung in.”

“Me, too.”

“Sir, madam,” the airline attendant said. “You two need to find your seats so we can take off.”

Lamar gestured to the two across from Jennifer and Nicholas. “Can we sit here by our friends?”

Nicholas squeezed her hand, and out of the corner of her eye, she saw him shake his head at the attendant. The young lady, as enthralled by Nicholas’s smiled as Jen was, shook her head at Lamar.

“I’m sorry, sir. No. Please take your assigned seats.”

Sherice pulled on Lamar’s arm. “Come on, Lamar. We are in the first row.”

Lamar allowed Sherice to tug him forward, but he scowled over his shoulder.

“I don’t think your ex is happy you have a date,” Nicholas said.

“Yeah, well, breaks my heart.” She leaned on his shoulder. “I remember him being better looking.”

“You can do so much better.” He leaned over and kissed her.

“Okay, you two. Knock it off,” Deloris said from the row in front of them.

“Yeah,” Tony, Deloris’s fiancé, said. “You’re making the rest of us look like slackers.”
D’Alba, Cynthia. Hot SEAL, Cold Beer (SEALs in Paradise) (Kindle Locations 561-583). Riante, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

The teasing playfulness of the interactions between these two eventually comes to a head. I loved the slow build of this relationship and then the heat that reaches white hot.

Plenty of fun with the activities the bride and groom had planned for this week of celebration and an encounter with the ex that had me cheering Nikko on.

Laughter, fun, snark, sizzle and so much more, make this a must read!

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Hi Y’All! I’m Cynthia D’Alba from Arkansas.Here’s a little about me…New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun.She was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, she’s thrilled to be making her home back in Arkansas living in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading or writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.newsletter - for blog


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Kindle Worlds is Closing! Here are some of my favorite worlds and Authors within them!


 

Kindle Worlds will be gone forever
July 16th 2018!

This deeply saddens me, I have found many new to me authors by seeing them in these worlds.

It was always a place to find quick, inexpensive reads that blended with another author’s characters and settings.

I have heard that some of the World owners are going to continue them on their own and some will need to have an acknowledgement of the originating series before republishing. Yet others may go away completely. For some worlds no decisions have made as to their fate, as this news just broke.

This is a response to a reader friend from Amazon:

For five years, Kindle Worlds has been thriving, engaging writers and readers who enjoy writing in one another’s worlds, and we’re proud of the work we’ve done together. While we are closing Kindle Worlds, Amazon is constantly innovating on behalf of our authors and readers, and we look forward to continuing to do so.

As of May 17th, Kindle Worlds will no longer be accepting new submissions. Previously published Kindle Worlds stories will no longer be available for sale on Amazon.com on or around July 16th. The Kindle Worlds website will be closed on August 29th.

Rest assured previously purchased or borrowed Kindle Worlds stories will remain unaffected.

With that in mind and since the time is short until they are gone, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Worlds and Authors from them. I hope you will take the time to browse through these links and possibly enjoy them as much as I have.

I put the link I have for the main world and then covers that link to Amazon for individual authors within those worlds that I have read and enjoyed.

I would also like to thank the owners of the worlds that so many wonderful authors wanted to play in, Elle James, Susan Stoker, Paige Tyler, Desiree Holt, Sable Hunter, Millie Taiden, Carly Phillips, Robyn Peterman, Cat Johnson, Eliza Gayle, Erin Nicholas, and Roxanne St.Claire.

HAPPY READING!!!

This the first Kindle World I ventured into so I’ll start here. 

Brotherhood Protectors 

Special Forces: Operation Alpha 

Dallas Fire & Rescue 

Magic & Mayhem

Hell Yeah!!

Hot SEALs

Southern Shifters

Omega Team

Sapphire Falls

Barefoot Bay

Phoenix Agency

Paranormal Dating Agency

Dare To Love

Sassy Mates

Happy New Year 2017!


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As we enter this New Year, I want to thank all the Authors, Publishers and Publicity Groups that have contributed to my blog in 2016. Not only in ARCs but also in recommendations of new authors.

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Cadillac Cowboy by Cynthia D’Alba – Hell Yeah Kindle World


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Cadillac Cowboy
Hell Yeah! Kindle World
By
Cynthia D’Alba

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Summer Blurb

A Texas lawman finds more than fall foliage during a drive in an antique convertible Cadillac to his new home.

Newly-hired Texas cop Shade Gruber agrees to drive his grandmother’s prize car from Chicago to his new home in Big Branch. He expects some car issues. He doesn’t expect to pick up a runaway bride.

On the run from her mobster fiancé, Victoria Vaught dashes from the church thirty minutes before the I Do’s. Stranded in her bridal attire by an unreliable car, she starts walking, needing as far from Chicago as possible.

Their road to love is filled with twists, turns and bumps. Hanging on to the one you love can be roller coaster ride with surprising results.

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Picking up a runaway bride was the last thing Shade expected to do on his way to Texas. The worst part was he knew who she was and she is way out of his league.

Vivian is a Chicago heiress, on the run from her almost husband who is shadier than she could ever imagine. Shade knew but played along at least for a while.

I don’t know which I giggled at more, her first visit to Walmart or to a Waffle House. I think the Waffle House, so here’s a favorite scene.

He chuckled and turned into a Waffle House. “This work for you?”

She rubbed her hands together. “Oh yay. I’ve always wanted to eat at one of these.”

At first, he thought she was making fun of his favorite breakfast spot, but then she hopped from the car with a, “Hurry up.”

He followed her into the small diner, her unconventional outfit of his shirt, sweat pants, and her white heels barely drawing notice at this hour and in this place. But she did need something else to wear. A little farther down the road was a Walmart. She’d probably never even been inside a Walmart.

She’d found a table overlooking the grill. “Do you mind? I want to watch.”

He slid in across from her. “Nope. What are you eating?”

“I don’t know.” There was a sparkle in her eyes he’d never noticed. She looked… well, happy, if the wide smile on her face was any indication.

“Surely you’ve eaten at Waffle House before?”

“Never.” Her voice held a tinge of excitement. “I’ve always wanted to. What’s good?”

“Hmm, waffles,” he suggested.

The responding laugh came from deep in her gut. He knew because he felt it all the way down in his.

She ordered a waffle with pecans, coffee, orange juice, bacon and hash browns with cheese. He told the waitress to bring him the same.

“There is no way you can eat all that,” he said. “You got a hollow leg?”

“You just hide and watch me. I love food like this and I never get to eat any.”

The waitress set two coffees and two juices on the table.

“Why?” he said before taking a sip of his coffee.

“Why what?”

“Why don’t you ever get food like this?”

“Oh, my parents would die. And Cook’s feelings would be hurt if she found out.” And then, as if realizing what she’d said, her gaze dropped to the table. “I mean, Mom’s feelings would be hurt if I didn’t eat what she cooked.”

She was the worst liar ever.
D’Alba, Cynthia. Hell Yeah!: Cadillac Cowboy (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Kindle Locations 390-410). Kindle Worlds. Kindle Edition.

A delightful journey from Chicago to Texas, meeting his family on the way. Some anxious moments wondering about the ex, and her parents. Topped of with sizzling sex and lots of fun.

5 Contented Purrs for Cynthia!

Summer About the Author

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Hi Y’All! I’m Cynthia D’Alba from Arkansas.

Here’s a little about me…

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun.

She was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, she’s thrilled to be making her home back in Arkansas living in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading or writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.

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