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Georgia Moon – It’s All In The Whiskey Book 2 by Jen Talty


Georgia Moon
It’s All In The Whiskey Book 2
By
USA Today Bestselling Author
Jen Talty

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Georgia Moon Whiskey has been in love with Luke Hannah for as long as she can remember, but he’s never given her a second look. It doesn’t matter anymore. He betrayed her brother and left town with his tail between his legs. Having bought Luke’s property to expand the family business, Georgia Moon turns Luke’s home into a residence for their bull riding students and moves herself into the master bedroom all in the name of therapy to get over the man who never knew he held the power to break her heart.

Luke Hannah has made a mess of his life and has only one person to blame for it: himself. After spending a year in Florida, he comes back to his hometown for the wedding of the man who used to be his best friend the brother of the woman he never had the nerve to ask out on a date. All Luke wants is a second chance, but there is still one secret from his past that looms over his head, threatening to destroy everything.

In the first book of this series we saw JW get betrayed by his best friend Luke, at that point we don’t know the reasoning behind it all but it was a pretty rotten thing for a friend to do. Luke also ends up selling his ranch to JW and then moving to Florida to help his sister and her child.

In this book JW and Kitty are getting married, Robert Preston is on trial, and a serial killer who was responsible for Georgia Moon’s friend death is being executed. What is a surprise is that Luke has a major part in all of these events.

Georgia Moon has been in love with Luke since childhood, and she is at a point in her life where she doesn’t need or want any distractions, not even a romance with Luke.

This is a favorite scene.

There was no good reason for Luke’s actions. Hell, he probably wanted to get caught as well, but he doubted his subconscious wanted to hurt JW. No. It was more punishment for his piss-poor decisions.

But what choice did he have?

He took in a deep breath and rounded the corner. He paused at the doorway and stared at Georgia Moon, who sat behind his old desk. The only thing she’d changed in this room were the pictures on the wall, the trophies in the case, and the person who occupied it.

She raised her hand and twirled her hair with her fingers. He’d been mesmerized many times by this action, and it made his heart skip a beat every time. In what seemed like slow motion, she turned her head, and her lips parted.

“Hey there.” He took a few tentative steps into the room. “You look good.”

“So do you.” She leaned back in her chair. Her long dark hair cascaded over her shoulders. She wore jeans and a white tank top that hugged her body, showing off each glorious curve. “I bet Misty Blue was happy to see you.”

“She nearly threw me off when I mounted her from sheer excitement. Doesn’t anyone ride her?”

Georgia Moon raised her hand. “I ride the crazy monster and so does JW. Misty Blue even likes Kitty, but we haven’t chanced that. Kitty is a quick study, but she’s got a lot to learn about temperamental horses.”

“My sister says I have a lot to learn when it comes to women. She’s here, you know. With her son. He’s really adorable.”

“I’m glad Annette got that asshole out of her life.”

“You and me both.” Luke waved his arm. “Mind if I sit?”

“I’m really busy, Luke. I don’t have time to sit down and shoot the shit.” She folded her arms across her chest and kept her lips drawn into a tight line.

He made himself comfortable in the brown leather chair that he’d spent a small fortune on. “Why are you still so mad at me? I thought we were on good terms when you bought this place.”

“We’re not on bad terms,” she said.

That gave him a little bit of hope.

“That said, I struggle with the idea that you were paid to ruin my family. I didn’t know that when we bought your ranch. I’m not sure I would have talked my brother into taking your call had that juicy piece of information had been at my fingertips.”

“I was protecting my sister, and frankly, I’d do it again if it meant making sure my nephew wasn’t raised by his biological father.” He pumped his fingers, keeping his anger in check. No one knew the hell he’d lived the first ten years of his life, or the lasting effect it had on him, except his sister. “I know you and your brothers would do anything to safeguard each other.”

She dropped her hands to her lap and sighed. “I won’t deny that I would do anything for family, but you should have told us when you came to me for help. I thought you just wanted to make sure Robert didn’t grow his business. I didn’t know he paid you to be Bella’s whore.”

He let out a sarcastic laugh. “I felt like shit the entire time. Thanks for reminding me what a lowlife I am.” He stood and held his head up high. “I am profoundly sorry for what I did, and I’ve paid a huge price for my mistakes. All I want is for us to be friends again. I’m here until the trial is over, except for maybe one short trip to deal with some old business with my sister, who, by the way, is dying to meet you.”

Georgia Moon nodded. “You said you’d do it all over again, does that mean—”

He raised his hand. “No. I meant I’d do what I needed to do to help my sister, but I would have thought about double-crossing Robert. You have to remember, he held the cards. He had the power to destroy my sister’s life because of her husband, and he used that to make sure he got what he wanted. However, when I came up empty-handed, he and Bella went rogue.”

“And that’s the rub. You slept with her anyway.” Georgia Moon stood shaking her head. “But what is done is done.” She sashayed across the room and held out her hand.

He took it and rose. Staring into her dark-chocolate eyes, he smiled. “Does this mean we’re good?”

“Just don’t lie to me again, okay?” Taking her chin between his thumb and forefinger, he prepared to lie. “I won’t.”

“Good. Now give me a proper hug.”
Talty, Jen . Georgia Moon (It’s All in the Whiskey Book 2). Jupiter Press. Kindle Locations (271-306). Kindle Edition.

Essentially even as he says he won’t lie to her again, he is lying, but not by choice. It’s a necessity but it is one that could destroy everything with Georgia Moon.

Georgia Moon has to overcome a lot of things in this book, she comes to some not so pleasant realizations and some very emotional ones as well.

I love the way this book plays out, there’s suspense, lots of emotion, romance and some sizzle too.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

5 Contented Purrs for Jen!

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Jen Talty

Welcome to my World! I’m a USA Today Bestseller of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance.

I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016.

I’m currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty NESTER! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.


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Johnnie Walker – It’s All In The Whiskey Book 1 by Jen Talty


Johnnie Walker
It’s All In The Whiskey Book 1
By
USA Today Bestselling Author
Jen Talty

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Kitty O’Doole used to have it all. A big house in the suburbs, a sports car, and money in the bank, all provided by a loving husband. It had been a Cinderella story of all times until the FBI came knocking on her door with a warrant for her husband’s arrest. Now, three years later, working at McCurdy’s Bar and Restaurant, and taking night classes toward a degree in Education, her life is heading in a positive direction. The last thing she needs is a gambling, whiskey-drinking, sexy cowboy, but when JW Whiskey sits down and orders a Johnnie Walker, Kitty finds herself falling for the wrong man. Again.

Or is he?

Johnnie Walker Whiskey, better known as JW, is one of the best bull riders in the business. But a recent scandal involving his last girlfriend tainted his career and marred his reputation. Needing a change of scenery, he tosses a dart at a map of the United States and wherever it lands, is where he’ll go for a week to clear his head. Of all places, he ends up in Baltimore. Who goes to Baltimore to lick their wounds? His first night in town, he wanders into McCurdy’s looking for a burger and a drink, not a sassy conversation with the sexiest, and smartest woman, he’s ever met.

Only he can’t stay away from the bar…
or Kitty.

Over the course of the next few days, JW knows he’s falling hard for Kitty and for the first time in the last year, he feels like things might be looking up.

That is until her past and his scandal collide, throwing him into the spotlight…the very thing he’d been running from to begin with.

Johnnie Walker Whiskey aka JW, has had a couple of really rough months. Starting with breaking it off with his fiancé after catching her with his best friend Luke. At the insistence of his sister and brothers, he tossed a dart at a map and he’s now in Baltimore for a break.

Kitty the bartender is a pleasant surprise, and he finds he wants to get to know her better. Unfortunately her ex-husband keeps pestering her and actually approaches her at the Pub.

This is a favorite scene.

“Are you friendly with your ex?”

“We haven’t spoken in over a year, but he’s been trying to get a hold of me.”

Typically, she didn’t discuss her personal life with strangers, or customers, but something about the tall, sexy man sitting in front of her made her feel safe. Comfortable.

Probably a bad idea since she’d been so wrong about Preston.

“Looks like he’s coming this way,” JW said, popping a French fry in his mouth. “Give me a code word if you need help.”

“It’s going to be him who needs assistance.” She watched as Preston waved to three men before gliding between the tables, heading right in her direction.

“You work here?” Preston wedged himself next to JW, who didn’t look thrilled to be nudged with an elbow and no apology.

“There’s nothing wrong with having a job,” she said, biting her tongue.

“But a bartender? At a pub? You can do better than that. I thought you always wanted to be a teacher. What happened to that dream?” he asked with a slight smirk that she wished she could smack right off his face.

“I’m in school working toward that.” She didn’t owe Preston an explanation, but she wasn’t about to stand there and let him belittle her any longer. “Now if you don’t mind, I need to get back to work,” she said, planting her hands firmly on her hips.

“What time do you get off?” He had the nerve to smile at her as if their crossing paths was a regular everyday occurrence. “We need to talk.”

“My silence toward your phone calls and texts should tell you I don’t feel the same way.” Out of the corner of her eye, she saw the sexy cowboy look her ex up and down. Part of her had enjoyed the light banter JW had provided, and he’d be the perfect kind of man to toss in Preston’s face.

“I think I deserve five minutes of your time, considering we were once married.”

“Say your piece,” she muttered.

Preston could be persistent, and the last thing she wanted was for him to bother her or her family.

“I don’t want to do it here. Have coffee with me.”

“She’s busy,” JW said casually as he wiped his hands on his napkin, tossing it on the plate.

Preston craned his neck. “Excuse me? Who the hell are you?”

“A friend,” Kitty interjected, not wanting a pounding of the chest situation. “Look, Preston, we have nothing left to say to each other.”

“A lot has changed.” Preston leaned over the counter.

She fought the urge to roll her eyes. Preston told her she was a rat leaving a sinking ship when she’d asked for a divorce. He’d go between that and begging her to stay, telling her it would all work itself out, that all she had to do was trust him. “Now that I’m back on my feet, I was thinking—”

“Nothing good comes out of you thinking.”

“You still have a razor-sharp tongue,” he said, shaking his head with a stupid smile. “I see that your brother is here. I’d like to talk with him too about—”

“You need to stay away from my family and me.”

“I can make things easier on you financially.” He curled his slimy, dirty fingers around her wrist.

JW cleared his throat. “I don’t think the lady wants your hands on her.”

“I don’t care what you think,” Preston said with a clipped tone, glaring.

She took the opportunity to yank her hand free.

Swiveling the barstool, JW folded his arms across his chest. His massive muscles flexed. “Touch her again, and you’ll care, alright.”

“Who the hell does this guy think he is?” Preston asked.

“Her date for the evening.” JW arched a brow.

Narrowing her eyes, she glared at JW. The last thing she needed was for Preston to go off halfcocked and end up in a brawl.

Then again, she might enjoy watching JW pound the shit out of Preston.

“You’re going out with this—”

She interrupted Preston. “We’re friends,” she said behind gritted teeth.

“Well, tell your friend, this is none of his business.” Preston turned his back to JW. “When we divorced, you refused any settlement. Let me give you one now.” When she’d first met Preston, he’d given her family money and opportunity, but throughout their marriage, he used that simple fact to control her.

“I don’t need your money, nor do I want it or the strings that come with it.”

“Why do you have to be so pigheaded? I’m just trying to be a stand-up guy and do the right thing by my ex-wife.” Preston shook his head. “My start-up is looking for good, smart people right now. I want to hire your brother. That wouldn’t be a handout, now would it?” Preston stiffened his spine, shoving his hands into his pockets, rocking back on his heels like a proud peacock ruffling its feathers.

“He’s got a job.” She smiled as wickedly as she could. “With Emerson Industries.”

Preston’s mouth dropped open at the news her brother was working for the man who turned Preston into the federal government.

She bit down on the inside of her mouth. That was way too much fun.
Talty, Jen. Johnnie Walker (It’s All In The Whiskey Book 1) . Jupiter Press. Kindle Locations (380-422). Kindle Edition.

Now Kitty doesn’t date customers, but there’s something about JW that she just can’t resist.

This is a fun tale where I’m not sure who has the worst ex. Every interaction is fun for the reader but not so much for the characters.

Lots of Fun, Laughter, Sniffles, a Touch of Drama and Some Sizzle.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

5 Contented Purrs for Jen!

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Jen Talty

Welcome to my World! I’m a USA Today Bestseller of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance.

I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016.

I’m currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty NESTER! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.


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Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge – Ten New Holiday Romances to Benefit St. Jude Hospital


10 NEW HOLIDAY ROMANCES
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Cooped Up For Christmas by Sabrina York
A Kiss Under A Blue Christmas Moon by Tamara Ferguson
Alaskan Christmas byJen Talty
Christmas Love by Natalie Ann
Christmas Makeover by Pam Binder
Christmas in Snow Valley by Tammy L. Grace
Mission: Impossible to Wed by Jacki Delecki
Christmas Chemistry by Joanne Jaytanie
The Christmas Challenge by Kim Hornsby
A Southern Lights Christmas by Lauren Gayle

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Cooped Up for Christmas
Eden’s Idyll Book 1

Sabrina York

It was supposed to be an easy gig—working as a concierge at a luxury lodge for the super rich over Christmas—but then he had to show up. The boy who broke my heart all those years ago. But former Navy SEAL Cameron Cooper isn’t exactly a boy anymore.

When an employee quits without any notice, VP of Hospitality Victoria Walker gives up her holiday plans to save the day for Mistletoe Lodge’s Holiday guests.

Cam Cooper has been hired to be the Adventure guide for this group of guests and he is hoping to reconnect with Victoria, in more ways than one.

This is a fun read with spoiled guests, a rekindling romance and a touch of sizzling heat!

5 Contented Purrs for Sabrina!


A Kiss Under A Christmas Blue Moon
Daydreams & Dragonflies Rock ‘N Sweet Romance Book 4

Tamara Ferguson

Blue Moon’s band leader, Noah’s been crazy about Mia since the moment they met at a magical beach concert, but Mia’s father sabotages their romance before Noah goes to war. Six years after escaping her controlling father, Mia’s returned to Crystal Rock to find Lieutenant Noah Erikson’s never stopped loving her.

This book goes from the past to the present. Mia and Noah have a connection not only as a couple but also as musicians. Mia helps Noah’s band Blue Moon, become better performers with her choreography as her relationship with him grows. Mia’s father on the other hand has other ideas and works to sabotage her romance with Noah. It’s Noah who backs out of her plans as he prepares to ship out to Iraq.

In the interim Mia’s father has been setting her up with several of his business partner’s sons, hoping for a match. Mia doesn’t buy into it and works to pursue her own dreams.

Another fun read with a daughter who won’t give in to her father’s whims and a connection to a man she gave her heart to and hopefully he’s kept it.

5 Contented Purrs for Tamara!


Alaskan Christmas
A Mistletoe Lodge Novella

Jen Talty

Flynn Wagner sets off to the frozen tundra and the Mistletoe Lodge, prepared for endless stories about her mother. However, nothing can prepare her for coming face to face with the one man she couldn’t get out from under her skin. At the lodge, Colton Granger never expected to find the woman who had changed his life forever in high-heeled boots, a winter coat that wouldn’t keep a person warm, and a killer smile that would soon melt his heart.

This is just another delightful read. I can see how hard it would be for Flynn to take this trip to Alaska without her mother. It was something they were going to do together.

The Mistletoe Lodge is run by her Flynn’s mother’s best friend and there had been a bit of plotting going on. Seems they thought Colton and Flynn would be the perfect couple little did they know these two had something going on they hadn’t let on about.

Plenty of ups and downs, some twists and turns, some sizzle and lots of romance.

5 Contented Purrs for Jen!


Christmas Love
Love Connection

Natalie Ann

Former model, Noelle Bennett has decided she wants to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. Just her and the woods around her little home, snapping pictures of the winter landscape and historic Inns. Then how did sexy veterinarian Dr. Chase Martin talk her into adopting a puppy and wondering if the peaceful life wasn’t what she wanted all along?

Noelle has retired from the grueling world of modeling. Now putting her efforts behind the camera instead of in front of it. She’s given no explanations as to why she’s left the business and of course reporters would love to scoop something.

Chase is the veterinarian in town and he also runs a no-kill shelter. Finding homes for abandoned, abused and neglected animals is one of his passions.

Sparks seem to fly between Chase and Noelle when she asks if she can help by taking photos of the animals and the shelter set up. She also assists with the shelter’s website. Of course on that initial visit Chase convinces her to adopt a dog.

The photos Noelle takes of Mistletoe Inn are part of her first Gallery show and a big hit, even as the relationship between her and Chase goes through some ups and down.

A fun Christmas read with plenty of heat, to warm you up.

5 Contented Purrs for Natalie Ann!


Christmas Makeover

Pam Binder

Mistaken as a wedding and events planner, the out-of-work dog walker, is hired to transform a rundown inn into a Medieval themed-wedding destination. But the owner’s handsome son, Jake, has other plans for the Inn.

Lured to Mistletoe Lodge on the pretense of his parents renewing the wedding vows, Jake arrives to find them gone with a promise to be back for the celebration. Also leaving much to be accomplished both inside and out for the occasion.

Miranda is pretty much coerced into planning a vow renewal by her Aunt Bell, her condition is that Jake wouldn’t be there.

Ah but that’s not how these things work. This is all a carefully planned out conspiracy to get Miranda and Jake back together.

Lots of laughter, fun, revelations and sizzle.

5 Contented Purrs for Pam!


Christmas in Snow Valley
Hometown Christmas Book 1

Tammy L. Grace

Fifteen years ago, he broke her heart. She never moved on. Will a little Christmas magic bring them back together?

Emily is a freelance journalist who hasn’t been home for a very long time. Her sister Sara and her husband Mike live in the family home, albeit with many upgrades. This year she decides it’s time to visit, she owes her sister that much.

When Mike has to take his bosses place at a conference overseas, he needs to take Sara with him on this fabulous trip. The problem will be convincing Emily to manage the coffee shops and make sure the Christmas Party for the children is as magnificent as the previous years.

Sara forgets to mention that the current mayor is Emily’s ex, the man she hasn’t forgotten and still loves.

I loved the way this one plays out, both wanting but avoiding. So much interaction builds into something that never should have ended to begin with.

Emotional with laughter, tears and sizzle!

5 Contented Purrs for Tammy!


Mission: Impossible to Wed
Impossible Mission Series

Jacki Delecki

A wedding designer and a Special Ops soldier are thrown together for a country wedding that has them both thinking they’ll never get married.

Lauren designed her step sister’s wedding gown and is to deliver it to the venue days before the event.

Gabe is the groom’s brother and he is trying to convince his brother to not go through with the wedding to this selfish individual. But first he has to escort Lauren to the Lodge with the gown. With a blizzard they won’t be flying.

Lauren and Gabe get to know each other on the way to Mistletoe Lodge. Both have their doubts about the sincerity of Tiffany’s love and feel the wedding shouldn’t happen.

Plenty of surprises in this one, including a blossoming relationship between Gabe and Lauren.

5 Contented Purrs for Jacki!


Christmas Chemistry
Forever Christmas in Glenville Book 3 series

Joanne Jaytanie

It’s nothing but an old tavern. But to the Jamersons and Brocks, it’s a treasured history, a precious legacy. Can Gina Jamerson and Owen Brock meet in the middle or will their families ruin any chance of compromise?

Gina just got a promotion, one where she would have her own place now that her mother is back to work. As General Manager of Forever Christmas she would have free rein to grow it as she sees fit, the promotion even includes a rescued Doberman named Angel. The perfect foil to the owner’s Doberman Holly.

Something is up with Owen’s mother, and his sister is being very cryptic about it. Leaving his law practice in Phoenix, Owen travels incognito to Glenville, more to prevent his sister from bothering him than anything else.

Gina uncovers a bit of a mystery while purchasing antiques for the Victorian house she was now in charge of. That mystery also intertwines with Owen’s family.

Lots of family drama, suspense, emotions and sizzle.

5 Contented Purrs for Joanne!


The Christmas Challenge

Kim Hornsby

A hermit blogger attends a destination wedding as part of a Christmas challenge and meets someone who gets her heart racing again only to discover he has a game-changing secret—about her.

A viral video is what has Tori hiding in her apartment to the point she is borderline agoraphobic. The video was taken of her in her wedding gown watching as her fiancé runs off with his ex.

Now Tori has a successful blog and she encourages baby steps, a challenge a day to build self confidence. She herself has decided to do those challenges as well. It’s time to move on, and being her friend Maddy’s Maid of Honor will be the turning point.

Matt’s first meeting with Tori is the result of a collision of sorts. He bumps into her as she’s about to take a drink of her coffee and it spills all over. Insisting on buying her another he rushes off and Tori ignores his existence. They meet again in the same way a few days later. But the ultimate meet is at Mistletoe Lodge when Tori has a panic attack.

I love these two together and the slow build is perfect for the situation in which Matt’s dog Diesel plays a major role.

5 Contented Purrs for Kim!


A Southern Lights Christmas
Southern Lights Book 1

Lauren Gayle

When a rare winter storm covers their Christmas getaway with bone-chilling snow and ice, two strangers are challenged with the reality of winter in a southern town.

Mack is looking forward to a Christmas without snow and ice. Whereas Natalie is at the Mistletoe Lodge to escape from well meaning family.

These two have chemistry but are reluctant to move on it. After all they live states away from each other.

Mother Nature decides to play a wonderful joke on Matt by sending a blizzard and record cold to this warm climate.

This is a fun read with laughter, tears, surprises and some sizzle.

5 Contented Purrs for Lauren!


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Tamara’s Bio and Links

Writing steamy yet sweet compassionate stories of fate that are wonderfully romantic, Tamara Ferguson is the multi-award winning, #1 international and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Tales of the Dragonfly Romance Suspense Series, the Kissed By Fate Series, the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series, the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance Series, and the Tales From Dragonfly Pointe Short Story Series.Since 2015, she’s won over 30 awards in the multiple genres of mystery, romantic suspense, romantic intrigue, short story fiction, novellas, women’s fiction, new adult romance and military fiction for her series titles, including the Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals from Readers’ Favorite along with 9 awards from the Independent Authors’ Network.

A member of the RWA, the Authors’ Billboard and the Independent Authors’ Book Network, her stories have been included in several #1 bestselling anthologies.

Since she remains a full-time caregiver for an autistic son (along with a bunch of adopted pets!), you can usually find Tammy working at home, where she spends a lot of time not completing her numerous home improvement projects, because she’s writing or helping author friends promote their books on twitter.

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Jen’s Bio and Links

Welcome to my World! I’m a USA Today Bestseller of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance.I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016.

I’m currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty NESTER! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.


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Natalie’s Bio and Links

NATALIE ANN is a USA Today bestselling author that lives in Upstate NY with her husband, son, and French bulldog. She has always had a love for books, especially happily ever after. She writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor focusing on real life (but fictional) situations and storylines. She’s inspired by the crazy, ridiculous, touching and emotional family dynamics that most people go through. Her series are based right in her home state or cities she has visited.

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Pam’s Bio and Links

Pam Binder is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. Publishers Weekly has said: “Binder gracefully weaves elements of humor, magic and romantic tensions into her novels”. Drawn to Celtic legends and anything Irish or Scottish, Pam blends historical events, characters and myths into everything she writes. Pam received the 2018 Pioneer in Romance award from the Romantic Times, is a conference speaker, and president of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.

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Tammy’s Bio and Links

Born and raised in Nevada, Tammy L. Grace loved reading at a young age. With the help of her middle school teacher, she discovered the joy of writing. After spending a career in local and state government service, she retired and finally has the time to dedicate to writing.

When Tammy isn’t working on ideas for a novel, she’s spending time with family and friends or supporting her addiction to books and chocolate. She and her husband have one grown son and a spoiled golden retriever. Sadly, she lost Zoe in 2017, but is training her new golden puppy, Izzy, to be her writing buddy. Zoe was the inspiration for all the canine companions in her books.

She enjoys a variety of fiction, but is always drawn to characters she loves and wants to be transported to another place when reading. She hopes you’ll feel at home as you meet the small-town characters in the picturesque setting of Friday Harbor in her best-selling Hometown Harbor Series. She’s also created equally memorable and interesting characters in her Cooper Harrington Detective Novels. She released the first book, Beach Haven, in her Glass Beach Cottage Series and plans two more in the coming years.

Tammy is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author and in addition to her series, also writes popular Hallmark-style Christmas novellas. She has some exciting projects in the works for 2020, including two dog-centric books she is writing for Bookouture using her pen name, Casey Wilson. You can follow Casey’s author page on Facebook to keep up with the latest news.

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Jacki Delecki is a USA TODAY Best Selling author whose stories are filled with heart-pounding adventure, danger, intrigue, and romance.

Her books have consistently received rave reviews, and AN INNER FIRE was chosen as an Editor’s Selection by USA Today. Currently, she has three series: the contemporary romantic suspense Impossible Mission, featuring Delta Force operatives; Grayce Walters, contemporary romantic suspense following a Seattle animal acupuncturist with a nose for crime; and the Code Breakers, Regency suspense set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.

Delecki’s stories reflect her lifelong love affair with the arts and history. When not writing, she volunteers for Seattle’s Ballet and Opera Companies, and leads children’s tours of Pike Street Market.

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Joanne was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years, she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Olympic Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.

Joanne writes romantic suspense, paranormal, mystery-thriller, supernatural suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves to submerge herself in the world of her characters, to live and breathe their lives and marvel at their decisions and predicaments. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course romance.

Joanne is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America, (RWA), Kiss of Death, (KOD), Greater Seattle Romance Writers Chapter, (GSRWA), Sisters In Crime (SIC), and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, (FFPRWA). She served as President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie Macomber’s home chapter.

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Kim Hornsby is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, having shared space on the top five bestseller list with J.D. Robb and Nicolas Sparks. Also, a USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Kim’s Dream Jumper Series was optioned for film. THE DREAM JUMPER’ PROMISE won the Chanticleer Paranormal Mystery Thriller Award, was nominated as Best Indie First Book and was a finalist in the Rone Awards. Her screenplay for that book is a multi-award winner. Her Romantic Suspense, Necessary Detour, has reached top 5 in all Kindle Store.

In her former life, Kim taught scuba in Fiji and Hawaii, as a singer opened shows for Jay Leno and Maya Angelou, once found a boa constrictor under her bed, has taken supplies to remote Nicaraguan villages, sang on 60 Minutes, scuba dived with dolphins, whales and sharks and was the host of an international infommercial. These days she writes books outside Seattle, overlooking a tree-lined lake.

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Lauren Gayle lives in a small town tucked away in southwest Louisiana with her best friend, her husband of 25 years. She spends most days paying into her 401K at the J.O.B., hoping to avoid being a burden to her children in her old age. Most of her free time is spent pursuing her passion of writing, canning jams and jellies from various fruits harvested in her area, and cooking palatable delights or baking goodies for her hubby, co-workers, children and grandchildren. A voracious reader, she’s hopelessly addicted to her e-reader as a means of getting to sleep at night.

Her first book, A Southern Lights Christmas, is in the Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge box set with several other authors. Her contribution to the set is the first in a four-book Southern Lights series. She plans to release the others by summer of 2020.

Lauren writes sweet southern romance with a touch of humor and inspirational flair.

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In Two Weeks – NY State Troopers Book 1 by Jen Talty



In Two Weeks
NY State Troopers Book 1
By
USA Today Bestselling Author
Jen Talty

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Ryan O’Conner has the world at her fingertips. She’s strong, feisty and has everything she’s ever wanted, except the right man. Jared Blake represents everything Ryan doesn’t want. He’s controlling, overbearing and now he’s moving. Having had a crush on him for years, Ryan decides to seduce Jared. A goodbye thing. However, her plans change when someone starts stalking her. With her life on the line, she turns to Jared for protection and finds the not so perfect man is the perfect man for her.

Restless and bored, NY State Trooper Jared Blake accepts a transfer from his position in Lake George, NY. Jared craves the rush of adrenaline and his current post is too tame. As soon as he moves, his career will take off, but his plans are put on hold when a friend is threatened by a stalker. Jared has exactly two weeks to find out who is behind these treats.

And in two weeks, Jared will lose his heart forever…

I couldn’t resist getting this book. I have lived in New York State and have known a few troopers. They are very awesome people.

In this book Ryan O’Conner has a stalker who is escalating. She lives in the carriage house on Jared Blake’s property. Jared is a State Trooper and also Ryan’s brother Pat’s best friend.

Now Jared has quite a few personal issues, and part of his solution for them is to accept a new position away from Lake George where he has lived his whole life. He’s thinking that distancing himself will solve them.

Ryan on the other hand has had a crush on Jared since she was a teenager. He rescued her from a very sticky situation and he blames himself for not being there quicker. Now that he is leaving in two weeks, she is determined to at least have one night with him.

This is a favorite scene.

Whoever this was knew they had the wrong number, so why did they keep trying? “Buzz off.” She tossed the phone back in her purse.

“Who?” Her brother sat down at the table with a concerned look on his face. Considering everything she and Pat had gone through, she knew that he meant well. But his overprotective ways were almost as annoying as Jared’s.

“No one.” She grabbed a handful of popcorn from the basket. “You hear from Jared?”

Pat’s face scrunched even more. “Why?”

“Because he said he’d be here.” Mindlessly, she raised a single buttered kernel to her lips. Over the past few months Jared had been sending her mixed signals. She’d finally had the courage last night to call him on it.

“Then he’ll be here. Did he put the house on the market yet?”

She shrugged. Finding a new place to live did concern her. Jared charged her next to nothing for rent and she loved the area, even though it took forever to get to work in the snow. “He didn’t say.”

Pat leaned closer. “I know Jared’s move has upset you. But it’s about time you got him off that pedestal you’ve had him on for the last few years.”

“I don’t have him on a pedestal.” She grabbed a napkin, wiped the grease from her fingers, and tried to ignore her brother.

“Come on. I see how you look at him.” He tried to bat her nose with his finger, but she swatted it away.

“Oh shut up, will you? I’m not twelve, if you hadn’t noticed.” She gave him the evil eye.

“Could’ve fooled me,” he grumbled, crossing his arms. “You can’t possibly have real feelings for the man. He’s my age.”

She tossed the napkin on the table. “Of course I have feelings for him. He’s been a dear friend to both of us, or do I need to remind you of everything he’s done.”

“That’s not what I’m talking about. You have to let him go.”

“Get off it. I’m just worried about moving. I’ve lived in that carriage house since I was seventeen.” She waved to a couple of girls she had gone to high school with.

“Didn’t Jared say the realtor was listing the property with a money-making tenant?”

“Jared has no control over what the new owners would charge, or do with me. I’m better off renting an apartment near the hotel in Bolton, anyway.”

Pat took both her hands in his. “You could always come live with Marcie and me.”

“Not.” At twenty-three, Ryan had been living on her own since her brother had married five years ago.

Pat leaned back in his chair and scanned the room. “So, how’d your date go last night?”

“How did you know I went on a date?” She glared at her brother. It seemed she couldn’t do anything without dear old brother and Jared knowing about it. Or having a say in it.

“Jared told me.”

“Figures. He was hanging out on the back patio when Tom brought me home. I have to say the date wasn’t anything to write home about, but thanks to Jared, well, let’s just say I won’t be going on a second one with that guy, ever.” Jared had made telling Tom to take a hike a little easier, but it drove her nuts that he acted more like an older brother than a friend. He had this horrible habit of scaring off her dates before they even began.

“Jared said the guy looked like a moron.”

“He thinks everyone I date is a moron.” She rolled her eyes. “Where is he? He should’ve been here by now.”

“I’m sure he offered to stay late or something,” Pat suggested.

He better not have. She glanced at her watch.

“This week will be hard on him,” Pat said. A sudden sadness washed over his face. “I told him. Too much change around this time of year wouldn’t be good for him, but he’ll never listen.”

“He listens to you, and he’s getting better every year,” she said softly.

Pat rested his hand on her shoulder. “Now that I’m about to be a father, I can have a little empathy for what he must go through.”

“It’s not his fault his son died,” she whispered.

“That’s not what he believes.” Pat rose and pushed the chair in. “Look, I’ve got to get back to the kitchen.” He nodded toward the door. “Jared’s here.”

Ryan rose and stood next to her brother as Jared approached. His broad frame stood well over six feet, and his emerald colored eyes sparkled with mischief. She took in a deep breath, trying to simply smile without letting her eyes roam over his perfect body.

An electric pulse shot up her spine when Jared touched the small of her back. Staring into his jewel like eyes, she swallowed. His full lips brushed her temple the same way they always did when he said hello. It was just his way, but it always sent her ability to speak on a temporary vacation.

He chuckled as if he knew the effect he had on her, then ran his hand across his freshly buzzed head. “Sorry I missed the big surprise.”

“She wasn’t surprised, but she faked it nice,” Pat said. “I’m short-handed tonight, so I’ve got to get going. Don’t you go running off to the western part of this state without letting me get you good and drunk for old times’ sake.”

“You’re on.” Jared smiled wide.

“Come on, Ryan, I’ve got a surprise for you.”

She swallowed, then chomped down on her tongue, making sure she didn’t sound like a schoolgirl when she spoke.

“Jared, you didn’t need to get me anything.”

“Don’t spoil my fun,” he drawled, slipping his arm around her waist.
Jen Talty. In Two Weeks (Kindle Locations 72-117). Cool Gus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Jared’s surprise for her birthday is stunning, but the party doesn’t end on a high note.

This book takes us through Ryan and Jared’s relationship, as it goes from simmer to sizzle and it is also very descriptive crime scenes as Ryan’s stalker escalates.

Plenty of suspects as tensions rise, and Jared’s date to leave town approaches.

I couldn’t put this book down, I had to know everything. This is definitely a series I will be continuing.

5 Contented Purrs for Jenn!

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Jen Talty

Welcome to my World! I’m a USA Today Bestseller of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance.

I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016.

I’m currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty NESTER! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.


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Trouble’s Wedding Caper – Familiar Legacy Book 8 by Jen Talty


Trouble’s Wedding Caper
Familiar Legacy Book 8
By
USA Today Bestselling Author
Jen Talty

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SEX, LIES, AND WEDDING BETRAYALS—

Annabel Wilder returns home to Jupiter, Florida seeking a fresh start after a brutal heartbreak. As a treasure hunter, she bids on a mysterious storage unit. Inside the unit, Annabel finds real treasure–wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns, and jewelry.

But somebody else wants the unit and Annabel is in the way. Landing smack in the middle of the mess, Annabel is soon swept up in a dangerous investigation headed by the handsome Sheriff Ethan Ferris, and a strange black cat that seems determined to protect her. Now her heart and her life are both at risk.

Ethan Ferris hasn’t been able to get Annabel out of his mind. But a rocky romance has hardened his heart to love—and to Annabel. When his criminal investigation embroils them both in danger, Ethan is forced to face his past or lose the future.

Trouble, with detective skills second only to Sherlock Holmes, arrives in the nick of time. Can he help Ethan solve a rash of wedding burglaries before the culprit harms Annabel? Can the savvy black cat push the would-be lovers past their jaded hearts and into love?

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These books are so much fun!

In this one Tammy Lynn leaves Trouble in Jupiter while she cruises off to an island to verify some possible first editions.

Her friend Annabel is more than happy to take Trouble and even buys him a bed. Although Trouble prefers anything else to lie down on. He even helps her bid on a storage unit. As a treasure hunter this is a real plus for her since he was able to slink in and check it out first.

The unit is filled with wedding stuff. Lots of it and there are even some rings.

The last time Annabel saw Ethan was the night of her friend’s wedding. The same night she broke off her engagement and Ethan did a belly shot of tequila off her. That same night he found his fiancé in the arms of another man.

Now Ethan is with the Jupiter police, and they meet up for the first time since she moved back right after she starts going through the unit. But then again later after a break in at her apartment complex.

This is a favorite scene.

Annabel tucked her phone in her back pocket and bit back a smile when her eyes locked on Ethan. His broad shoulders filled the doorway of Holly’s apartment as he talked with one of the other policemen, Trouble at his feet.

“Oh, look.” Edna grabbed Annabel’s arm. “It’s that handsome cop. Poor guy. I know his mother, and she told me all about his ex-fiancé cheating on him. What is it with young people these days? Oh, wait. I know. I should introduce you. You’re single, right?”

“Officer Ethan Ferris, the most eligible bachelor in town,” Heather said with a wide smile. “I heard that you knew him in high school.” She looked directly at Annabel with an all-knowing smile.

“Oh, really,” Edna said with an arched brow and a twinkle in her eye.

Jupiter couldn’t be considered small town USA, but everyone certainly knew everyone else’s business, that was for damn sure.

“I did,” Annabel said. In the few weeks she’d lived in this community, her neighbors had all tried to set her up with any unattached man they could find. “He’s my best friend’s older brother.”

“He’s heading this way—what’s your cat doing?” Edna asked, her face scrunched in disapproval.

Trouble pawed at Ethan’s pant leg, then ran toward the side of the condo. He did this three times before Ethan paid any attention and knelt to greet the cat with a scratch on the head, but Trouble didn’t want the petting and continued running back and forth between Ethan and the side yard.

“What is it, Trouble?” Ethan asked.

“I think he wants to show you something.” Annabel crossed the parking lot, happy to put some space between her and her neighbors. Not that she didn’t enjoy their company, she did, but she knew where the conversation was headed, and she didn’t want to have to confess she’d be meeting the sexy officer later. If she did, they’d all wait up on the catwalk, waiting to see if she kissed her date goodnight.

“He saw something in the backyard,” Annabel said.

“How do you know?” Ethan looped his thumbs in his belt. His emerald eyes glistened like the sun’s reflection on the ocean waves. He had a few wrinkles around his eyes and she noticed a dash of gray at his temples, but otherwise, he looked exactly like he had his senior year in high school. She’d always thought him mature for his age back then. He had been levelheaded, barely ever getting in trouble. He’d been the clean-cut All-American boy next door who would give a stranger the shirt off his back.

“He was doing something like that before the alarm went off.”

Ethan rested his hand on the small of Annabel’s back.

“Lead the way, Trouble.”

“I’m surprised you’re following a cat around a crime scene.”

“He obviously wants to show me something,” Ethan said, his hand still pressed against her spine. “We have a K-9 patrol, and I think they’re incredibly smart. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of a cat crime solver, but hey, cats are pretty smart creatures, too.”

She glanced over her shoulder only to see Edna nose to nose with a couple of ladies from Building F, including Nedra Hilfax, her mother’s best friend, who waved frantically with an even bigger grin than normal.

Wonderful. Annabel figured Nedra had already texted her mother and suspected she’d have a text…

Her phone vibrated in her back pocket.

Right on cue.

The Florida grass crunched under her flip-flops. The tall branches from an American Sycamore tree waved its lush green leaves in the humid breeze. A crowd of people from Building B gathered around the pond at the main entrance to Ocean Way.

“I was thinking about tonight,” Ethan said.

“If you need to cancel, I understand.”

He shook his head. “No. I don’t need to, nor do I want to, but I thought we could go out on a boat ride and stop at the Waterford for dinner.”

“Please tell me you’re not referring to Stink Pot.”

Growing up, Ethan had always had a love for fishing and spent many weekends on the ocean, casting over a couple of lines. He hadn’t named his boat Stink Pot, but that’s what his sister had always called it because it always smelled like fish.

He laughed. “I have a new fishing boat that doesn’t stink, though I did name it Top Knits which is Stink Pot spelled backward.”

“You’re a crafty fella.”

“I have my moments. So, what do you say?”

He fanned his thumb across her back in an intimate gesture. In the beginning of her relationship with Devin, he’d done similar simple acts that showed more affection than the words themselves, but that had been short-lived. She missed the idea of someone to share her life with, but she sure as hell didn’t miss Devin.

Not anymore.

Time to really start her life over.

“Sounds like fun.
Jen Talty. Trouble’s Wedding Caper (Kindle Locations 702-741). KaliOka Press. Kindle Edition.

All of the clues revolve around cancelled weddings, and Annabel finally tells Ethan about the content of her storage unit.

Lots of twists and turns, I love the interactions with Trouble, Ethan and Annabel. I certainly didn’t see solution coming.

Jen has totally embraced Trouble and his antics making this another great read.

5 Contented Purrs for Jen!

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Jen Talty

Welcome to my World! I’m a USA Today Bestseller of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance.

I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016.

I’m currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty NESTER! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.


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