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Tuesday Spotlight: Dane: The Donovan Dynasty Book 1 by A. C. Arthur

Dane- Donovan Dynasty Book 1 by A C ArthurTitle: Dane: The Donovan Dynasty Book 1

Author: A. C. Arthur

Blurb:

Dane Donovan is in Paris, but he is not starting over. Neither is he looking back. He’s picking up where he left off and now, more than ever, is determined to get it right. Four years ago she was a mistake, so running into Zera at the place where they first met now, cannot be good. Unfortunately for Dane, walking away may not be an option this time around.

To bring her cousin home, Zera Kennedy would give up everything she worked for…including the first man to capture her heart. But now that the kidnapper’s trail has gone cold, Zera is not sure she’ll be able to achieve her goal, and until she does, returning to her home in Kenya is not an option. Neither is staying away from Dane Donovan once he walks back into her life.

But the moment they both let down their guard and believe in the love that gives them a new look on life, fear invades their tender reunion and threatens every kiss, every moan, every…breath they take.

More of A. C. Arthur’s books can be found on her website.

MFRW 52 Week Blog Hop

5 Genres I like to Read.

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Hi there! Today’s topic is Favorite romance genres to read or write. This is week 17. Check out the reading and/or writing preferences of other participating authors in the MFRW blog hop here.

When I was younger, my mom allowed me to read Harlequin Presents novels. They were pretty mild. Nothing beyond a kiss happened in those stories. I bided my time until I graduated to racier contemporary romances like the Harlequin Blaze line. I even had a subscription. I fell in love with Violet Winspear, Betty Neels, Mary Burchell’s The Warrender Saga, Brenda Jackson’s The Westmorelands and outside of Harlequin, Francis Ray’s The Graysons of New Mexico, Taggert/Falcon Series, and The Grayson Friends Series.

I went on to discover historical romance. I started with the more mild romances and advance to more sizzling reads by the Bronte sisters, Jane Austin, Barbara Courtland, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Bertrice Small and Beverly Jenkins.

But then while browsing the aisles of my local bookstore, I discovered the science fiction genre. Octavia Butler’s Patternist Series and Xenogenesis Trilogy, Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern and The Powers That Be Series and Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes to name a few. Not romances per se, some had romantic elements which was fine by me as I was and still am a sci-fi nerd who devotedly watched  My Favorite Martian (I’m really showing my age here), Battlestar Galactica (the early one with Loren Green), Babylon 5, Andromeda, and the Star Trek franchise.

I got into the sci-fi romance genre with such authors as Cynthia Sax, Cara Bristol, and various other authors.

From there it wasn’t hard to get into the paranormal genre and authors who put a different spin on the vampires myth/lore, like Christine Feehan’s Dark Series, Sherilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters, Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress, J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Lynsay Sand’s Argeneau Vampires, and authors who introduced me to shifters.

 

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ALICIA COLEMAN PRESENTS A BOOKSPOTLIGHT: THE MOVIE STAR’S RED HOT HOLIDAY FLING BY CHRISTINE GLOVER

The Movie Star’s Red Hot Holiday Fling

Sweetbriar Springs Series

The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling

Blurb

One dare and he’ll lose his heart…
Determined to qualify for the fire department’s grueling physical, former marine Jessie Sullivan never gives up, despite the pins in her leg. The last thing she needs is a tall, incredibly hot action movie star sharing her gym…and who makes her want to trade in her reps for some sexy physical activity. Of the naked kind.
Blake Johnston is more than just a Big Screen Sex Machine, and he’s willing to prove it. Especially to a spirited and sexy ex-marine like Jessie. But when a harmless dare leads to sizzling fireworks, Jessie and Blake’s workout ends up generating some serious heat between the sheets. And it’s more than Jessie could have imagined. Much, much more.
But flings don’t last forever. And in two weeks, Jessie will have to say goodbye to her red-hot Christmas fantasy…
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ABOUT Christine Glover
Author of sensual, sizzling, emotional contemporary romances where two lost souls find each other and discover home. Sensual*Sizzling*Romances! Born in the Netherlands, Christine moved to Canada where she spent her formative years. Then she married her Texan Alpha Physicist, moved to the United States and she has lived both south and north of the Mason Dixon line. Now Christine resides in Alabama with her husband, two insane cats and her wonderful daughter. She enjoys finding the silly in the serious, making wine out of sour grapes, and giving people giggle fits along with heartfelt hugs. When she’s not writing, you can find her traveling the world, cooking gourmet food, and desperately seeking a corkscrew.
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