TEXTING ALL HEARTS by Various Authors
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Texting All Hearts—Boxed Set Seven Multi-Published Authors
What do rodeos, otherworldly encounters, exotic dancers, bondage, hot sex, refound love, and time travel have in common? Besides romantic, edge of your seat fun and intrigue, they all evolve from a single text. Seven multi-genre novellas that promise to heat your nights and warm your hearts.
Her Cowboy Dom Bliss Brant: Tate Hardy’s best friend leaves him all his cattle if he spends thirty days on a ranch with a woman he wants but can’t have. Jess is a nice girl, and Tate doesn’t do nice. Jessica Campbell needs her brother’s cattle as collateral for a loan. To get rid of the sexy bull rider, she suggests he teach her about D/s. When he agrees, Jess gets more than she bargained for from her cowboy Dom.
Midnight Road Lorelei Buckley: Drew Mathews cherishes her deceased husband’s lingering spirit. When his best friend, Dominic, reveals her late spouse’s dark secrets, Drew’s crushed. She turns to Dominic and neighbors for support and stumbles into a passionate love affair and a slew of bizarre commonalities restricted to the residents of Midnight Road. As mysteries unfold, inalterable conditions threaten her romantic relationship, her life, and possibly, the world.
A Lethal Affair Debra Jupe: With a rumored serial killer targeting exotic dancers, Daisy Piper is more than a little worried when her co-worker goes missing. Her concern escalates when a guy she’s never met shows up claiming her friend stole his laptop. A mild-mannered computer whiz on the surface, Miles Garton is a total contrast from the streetwise Daisy. But he’s on a mission of his own, making the jaded stripper suspicious. Fighting each other, a mutual attraction, and the truth, they team up to find the missing woman.
SextingTexas Darah Lace: Texas Tallulah Taylor never thought she’d be turned on by a dirty text from a stranger, one that leads to a delicious sexting session with her best friend. Will Sanderson never thought the love of his life would see him as anything but a friend. Maybe sexting Texas will show her this cowboy aims to give her the ride of her life…for the rest of her life.
The Dom Delivers Nese Lane: He’s a Dominant, and she’s as vanilla as they come… Designer Jenna Jaynes enjoys the safe bubble of her creative world, until her delivery guy bursts through and steals her heart. CFO Aden Kelley’s regimented world is thrown into chaos when a spitfire dressmaker captures his soul. Will the Dom convince vanilla to swirl?
Wounded Hearts Linda: Sarah Lawson’s fiancé Logan Miller died in Afghanistan. She receives a text from Brandon Perdue, one of his war buddies, who wants to meet and deliver a message from Logan. Physically and emotionally scarred, Brandon values Sarah’s friendship. Sarah wants their relationship to deepen, but he fears she’s projecting her feelings for Logan on to him.
Pale With Color Susan JP Owens: Cheyenne Clark doubts Captain Joseph Westerly’s beliefs about reincarnation, but a twenty-first century gal stuck in 1862, during the Battle of Gettysburg, creates a new perception about philosophies and physics. After Joseph’s death, Cheyenne returns to her time period and anticipates his rebirth. Will Joseph find her?
An excerpt from Pale With Color
Pale With Color Cheyenne Clark snatched her electric-blue apron from the hook and ambled out of the bathroom. Whoever the Mystery Man was, she liked hearing him order Chai tea. His voice sounded like Joseph’s, even his eyes were the same color. She slipped the smock over her head and wrapped the strings around her waist—twice—then knotted them. Her appetite had been non-existent, and she lost a considerable amount of weight. Someday she was going to cut the blasted long ties, but it wouldn’t be today. She strode to the front and peered into the barista’s mirror that covered the length of the back wall, hoping to see his emerald-green eyes, and his beard, a chestnut shadow, covering his square jaw. Within the reflection, an open field materialized. She walked hand in hand with Joseph. He lifted their palms, and he kissed each her fingertip. The oak tree stood several feet from them, and mounds of overturned dirt marked the countryside. She understood what was under them and shuddered. Pop. The sound reverberated in her ears. She closed her eyes. Scared of what she’d see next, and at the same time rivaling her fear, the phenomenon captured her curiosity, Cheyenne peeked again, and the next image revealed Joseph dead, laying on the grass. She blinked several times, staring into the glass, and the scene vanished. She lowered her hands, and scraped her sweaty palms against her thighs. How many times would she relive Joseph’s death? After a year, she expected to be over his passing. Had anyone noticed she was hallucinating? How long had she stood fixated? Glancing to her left and right, her employees were working on the same orders before the episode began. She scanned the mirror one more time and there he was, the Mystery Man stood second in line. She pivoted and tripped over the mat. Her hands stretched to catch one of the refrigerator handles, time turned into infinity. She missed and fell to the floor. Really? She lifted her chin, squinting through her hair, which covered her face in time to see Mystery Man leaning over the counter and studying her. Crap. “Are you okay?” His brows furrowed. “Disappearing would be good right about now.” “Don’t move.” In one effortless jump, he hefted over the work surface and landed on his feet. “Let me check you out.” She gasped. “Relax. I’m a doctor.” His fingers wisped her long tresses to the side with the softest touch of any man save one, Joseph.
AUTHOR Bio and Links: Bio for Linda LaRoque Linda LaRoque is a Texas girl, but the first time she got on a horse, it tossed her in the road dislocating her right shoulder. Forty years passed before she got on another, but it was older, slower, and she was wiser. Plus, her students looked on and it was important to save face. A retired teacher who loves West Texas, its flora and fauna, and its people, Linda’s stories paint pictures of life, love, and learning set against the raw landscape of ranches and rural communities in Texas and the Midwest. She is a member of RWA, her local chapter of HOTRWA, NTRWA and Texas Mountain Trail Writers. Linda writes contemporary western romances, time travel romances and futuristic romances.
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Susan JP Owens