Vote For Love: Get 13 Free Romance Books

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By A.C. Rose

If you are a romantic at heart, you may be feeling a bit bummed by some of the less than positive vibes that have been permeating our lives.

Maybe you need a break. A romantic, sexy, swept-off-your feet kind of break. A time out to read some sweet–or steamy–romance (with and without hot billionaires).

That’s why a special group of my romance writing friends got together to launch a different campaign: To share our favorite love stories–as well as a book that pairs great reading with toys that make you feel sexy–and bring back pleasure and joy.

Our campaign is called: Forget Politics…Vote for love.

Studies show that even brief distractions from difficult news can help us rejuvenate. Taking time out to read a romance can help you reset your attitude. It can also bring you hope. Thirteen authors are offering thirteen reasons to hope and feel the love — 12 books and a pleasure pairing guide at a price you can’t beat. FREE. All thirteen!

As Elizabeth Cole,  author of A Heartless Design, puts it: “Romance is the antidote for cynicism. It reminds us that there is always hope for a happily ever after, no matter how dark things seem to get.”

These are amazing books by wonderful authors.  You can order them individually below. Each link takes you to the book pictured. You can read more about it and easily request the book in the format you need so you can start reading now.

These books are available only until November 12. So what are you waiting for?  Vote for love.

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1. Tell Me a Story by Tamara Lush

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2. Seventh Inning Heat by Lyssa Kay Adams

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3. Somewhere Warm by G.G. Andrew

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4. Blackberries in the Morning By Rebecca Brooks

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5. A Heartless Design by Elizabeth Cole

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6. My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling

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7. A Matter of Trust by Kat Faitour

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8. Finding Hope by Stacy Finz

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9. Pleasure Pairing Guide by Thien-Kim Lam/Bawdy Bookworms

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10. The Hart and the Hound by Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae

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11. Caveman: A Short Story with Many Happy Endings by A.C. Rose

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12. Hearts and Flours by Jennifer Sable

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13. The Girl Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by Rachel Shane

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A.C. Rose is a love, romance, and entertainment columnist and author of steamy romance books including My Hot Cop and The Boss of Me. Look for her forthcoming romance, AROUSAL, on Amazon in December 2016. Visit her Website. Find A.C. Rose books on Amazon.

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Kristen Proby Book Give-Away and Chat Tonight

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By A. C. Rose

Join us for a live author chat at Fifty Shades of Grey News, July 31, 2014, 9 pm EST.

I fell in love with Kristen Proby’s writing style and characters with her first novel, Come Away With Me, in 2012. In that book, Natalie Conner, the photographer, runs into Luke Williams, the gorgeous, hot movie star, and they, after some confusion and conflict, of course, have a delicious relationship and fall in love.

They also kick off the “With Me In Seattle Series,” which has made Kristen Proby a best-selling author and a beloved fan favorite.

In each book she brings together another sexy duo—from a growing and extended family of connected characters—for love, lust, and romance. Luke and Nat are still very much together and in love! And other favorite characters continue to pop in and interact. There are many fun, big family gatherings to enjoy with the Montgomery clan—in addition to some seriously great romance and sex between the hero and heroine of each tale.

We love her characters, who, as she puts it, are “strong women who don’t necessarily need saving, and gorgeous, alpha-type men who want to save them anyway.”

And did I mention that every male member of the family — from the Montgomery brothers to the Montgomery sons-in-law — are All So Freakin’ Hot! And the best lovers. And many of them are kinda rich and famous, too, bringing a little glitz to the family tree.

The women are gorgeous and full of sass and humor. They all start out a little tough and resistance but eventually surrender to the charms of these amazing men, and this amazing family.

Seriously. You wanted to jump in the pages and be there for every kiss, touch, and intimate moment.

Many of readers have been anxiously awaiting book seven of the series, Breathe With Me. And now it’s here!

It tells the story of Luke Williams hot brother Mark, and he reuniting with the high school sweetheart who broke his heart.

The ‘With Me In Seattle” book order goes like this:
Come Away With Me
Fight With Me
Play With Me
Rock With Me
Under The Mistletoe (novella)
Safe With Me
Tied With Me
Breathe With Me

She is also author of the Love Under the Big Sky Series:
Book 1: Loving Cara
Book 2: Seducing Lauren (Out August 19, 2014. Pre-order here)

Connect with Kristen Proby:

Books By Kristen Proby on Facebook.

Kristen Proby on Goodreads.com

Kristen Proby on Twitter

Kristen Proby Website and Blog

‘How To Lasso A Real Cowboy’ is Live

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I am excited to share that my new book, How to Lasso a Real Cowboy, is now available as an eBook on Amazon worldwide. Exciting!

Here’s a snippet from the intro:

Cowboys. There is just something about them that makes my temperature rise and puts a sizzle in the general vicinity of my underwear. I have always loved being around them. Heck, I have traveled the country, on assignment for various magazines and newspapers, in search of cowboy adventures. From working ranches to rodeos, cowboy bars to events in Western states, I’ve investigated how to lasso some cowboy loving.

After all, cowboys are the proverbial romantic fantasy men. I’ve admired them and their six-pack abs in romance books, sexy photos, and movies and, well, I wanted one. I longed to find out how a city girl like me, with very little experience in Western-style romance, could even hope to rope in a real romantic interlude with one of those hot, sexy, strong, protective, manly men in cowboy boots and hat.

Then, a national women’s magazine sent me on a fun assignment that brought me into the heart of the cowboy fantasy: the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale in Montana. Oh my, it was as if all the cowboys in the state and beyond were herded there for one big, long weekend.

The angle on my story was “how to meet and pick-up a cowboy.”

I may have had a sexy angle to cover, but I took my assignment seriously and did my best to bring back the true secrets to attracting a cowboy. While writing, I blended in the experience at The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale with many other experiences I’ve had over the years to come up with this short book that tells city gals everything they need to know to lasso a real cowboy of their own.

Happily, I experienced some cowboy romance that made this the best assignment, ever. And, well, it may not be over yet.

Hope you enjoy my story.
A.C. Rose

EXCERPT:
Smokin’ Hot told me a cowboy’s favorite way to make love is riding, slowly, on a horse. “You would climb on me naked, and we’d let the horse walk real slow. Every time its hoof goes down, I go in deeper,” he explained as I listened, enraptured and beginning to lubricate. “You ever done that?” – How to Lasso A Real Cowboy

You can order it around the world on Amazon. Here are some of the links.

US: http://amzn.to/1rqsIGz

UK: http://amzn.to/UDbiLz

Canada: http://bit.ly/CowboyInCanada

Australia: http://bit.ly/CowboyinAustralia

France: http://bit.ly/CowboyInFrance

Germany: http://bit.ly/CowboyInGermany

Dr. Judith Orloff Discusses ‘The Ecstasy of Surrender’

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By A. Charlotte Rose

When you think about it, one of the things we love about romance books is the great surrender that occurs between the characters. They start out with a conflict between them or conflicts they must find a way to surmount and, ultimately, they surrender to what is happening. They often also surrender to amazing sex. When everything is said and done, and they find their happy ending because they surrender to one another.

Sometimes it involves compromise, fighting, battles, insanity of some sort–but we surrender to their stories and go on the journey with them.

The most basic surrender is letting go of the things that are in the way and not trying to control everything anymore. We love when our characters learn to do that and, frankly, I think we long to be able to do it too. And in our everyday loves, we long not to not have to try to control everything when life is spinning out of control. And to surrender to our desires, passions, and need for more peace and calm.

Dr. Judith Orloff has an awesome new book on this topic, called The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life.

She knows that most of use are longing for more ease and joy in our lives. That we push so hard, and try to force things to happen or make things work. We struggle daily with jobs, relationships, family issues, and life issues. We have worries and burdens. Dr. Orloff believes that as hard as it may sound at first, surrender is a key to lasting, positive change in our lives. Just as our favorite characters surrender to their happy ending, we can too.

“Once embraced, surrendering removes roadblocks and the exhaustion that comes from trying too hard,” she says. and it helps you achieve goals more effortlessly and brings ongoing happiness.

We sat in on a chat with Dr. Judith Orloff about the practice of surrender and her new book. Here are some of the insights she shared.

Here are links to all versions The Ecstasy of Surrender.

Kindle

Hardcover

Audio CD

Question: Many people think of surrendering as something negative. They see it as giving up. What do you mean by surrender and how can it benefit us on a day-to-day basis?

Answer: I am so passionate about writing a book about surrender because, as a physician with more than twenty years of medical practice, I’ve seen that it is the missing part of the equation to happiness and health. I’m intrigued with the idea of surrender, not as defeat or loss—as it is frequently thought of—but as a positive, intuitive way of living. Contrary to common stereotypes that equate surrender with weakness, I’m presenting it as a way to gain mastery of your life. People don’t think surrender will work because they fear giving up power. In this book I want readers to experience the elegant balance of knowing when to exert control in their lives and when to let go. This is the secret to success and bliss.

Lots of people strive to keep all aspects of their life in control at all times, but when a crisis hits, such as job loss, relationship difficulties, or problems with a child, they spiral into anxiety or depression. What would be the first thing you would suggest they do to start healing and relieve stress?

The first step to healing is to realize: As much as we might like to control everything, everything cannot always be controlled. Accepting this will lead to inner peace. Of course, it’s natural to feel depressed and anxious when adversity hits, but the art of surrender allows you to exhale instead of clench. It’s important to surrender to the love that is around you for support. Mighty forces can come to your aid when you humbly surrender to life. This doesn’t mean giving up or giving in—it means accepting what is and trying to do your best with as much faith and hope that you can muster. And above all else, shower yourself with compassion. Know that life goes through cycles of change, and you can ride through like a surfer navigating a magnificent wave. Accepting life on life’s terms—learning to flow through joy and adversity—is the gorgeous dance of life.

Over the years you say you have personally learned to trust the process and surrender to those things you resist or fear. You have gone through some major tests in life! What have you learned and gained by surrendering? Are you always successful?

Surrender is my lifelong meditation! It keeps all of us healthy, younger, playful, more passionate, and flexible. I have only touched the surface of surrender. It’s natural to slip back to your old ways of overcontrolling.

What if someone tries to surrender, and they manage to do it for a day, and then feel themselves creeping back to their old ways? What can they do?

Be happy with baby steps. It is important to celebrate small changes. Don’t worry if you slip! Just pick yourself up and keep moving! Be grateful that you are making progress at all. Surrender is a journey that continues to awaken you. When I began the holy journey of writing this book, I longed to experience surrender more than anything else. Now, as my writing has concluded, I see how generous this book has been to me, how much I’ve softened and learned to let go. Surrendering has been the catalyst for my growth, even when it was terribly inconvenient and unsettling. This is where faith and trust come in. When you can flow with change, the results are incredible. I am in the midst of radical change—a great blossoming for which I am profoundly grateful.

We live in a fast-paced world and let’s face it: sometimes we get caught up in emotional traffic jams. You say that people can be blocked in different areas of their lives. Relationships. Money. Health. Sexuality. Does the modern world and pace set us up to struggle with letting go? Is there a way to embrace the modern world and the surrender at the same time?

When you choose to practice surrender, you are being a revolutionary, a path forger who is willing to challenge cultural norms. Western culture’s habits of overintellectualizing, overcontrolling, and pushing so hard that you sabotage and exhaust yourself do not work. In this book, I invite you to live life in extraordinary terms and to devote to your practice of letting go. Every moment of life is so precious—the modern world, your inner world, your soul’s journey. In this book, I urge you to surrender to it all. I encourage you to give yourself some time away from mundane reality (even five minutes each day!) so you can replenish your energy and faith and grow stronger. You need to be strong to function in the world. When you can spiritually, emotionally, and physically surrender it takes so much pressure off! And you can feel bliss. Yes, bliss!!

Are some people just not able to practice surrender? What if you are just too afraid of surrender, of letting go, or too set in your ways?

Everyone is capable of it if you can surrender to the magnificent mystery of life and to your magnificent self!

Visit Dr. Orloff’s Website.

Follow Dr. Orloff on Facebook.

Take Poll: Who Is Your Favorite Hot Male in Kristen Proby’s Montgomery Family?

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Kristen Proby has delighted us with so many hot, sexy, handsome, swoon-worthy males in her ‘With Me In Seattle Series.” Do you have a favorite?

Author Kristen Proby and Her Super Hot Montgomery Men

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By A. Charlotte Rose

Welcome Spring with author Kristen Proby! Join us for a live author chat at Fifty Shades of Grey News, March 20, 9 pm EST.

I fell in love with Kristen Proby’s writing style and characters with her first novel, Come Away With Me, in 2012. In that book, Natalie Conner, the photographer, runs into Luke Williams, the gorgeous, hot movie star, and they, after some confusion and conflict, of course, have a delicious relationship and fall in love.

They also kick off the “With Me In Seattle Series,” which has made Kristen Proby a best-selling author and a beloved fan favorite.

In each book she brings together another sexy duo—from a growing and extended family of connected characters—for love, lust, and romance. Luke and Nat are still very much together and in love! And other favorite characters continue to pop in and interact. There are many fun, big family gatherings to enjoy with the Montgomery clan—in addition to some seriously great romance and sex between the hero and heroine of each tale.

We love her characters, who, as she puts it, are “strong women who don’t necessarily need saving, and gorgeous, alpha-type men who want to save them anyway.”

And did I mention that every male member of the family — from the Montgomery brothers to the Montgomery sons-in-law — are All So Freakin’ Hot! And the best lovers. And many of them are kinda rich and famous, too, bringing a little glitz to the family tree.

The women are gorgeous and full of sass and humor. They all start out a little tough and resisten but eventually surrender to the charms of these amazing men, and this amazing family.

Seriously. You wanted to jump in the pages and be there for every kiss, touch, and intimate moment.

Many of readers have been anxiously awaiting book six of the series, Tied With Me, which brings us the love story of Matt Montgomery and Nic Dalton, the hot cop and the amazing baker.

Who knew that dependable, kind-hearted, devoted family member, Matt, was so kinky. Oh yeah. He is.

And we are so excited that Kristen has shared this excerpt from Tied With Me.

Read the excerpt here:

The ‘With Me In Seattle” book order goes like this:
Come Away With Me
Fight With Me
Play With Me
Rock With Me
Under The Mistletoe (novella)
Safe With Me
Tied With Me

She is also author of the Love Under the Big Sky Series: Here’s the first book:
Loving Cara

Connect with Kristen Proby:

Books By Kristen Proby on Facebook.

Kristen Proby on Goodreads.com

Kristen Proby on Twitter

Kristen Proby Website and Blog

Excerpt: Gorgeous Matt Montgomery Gets Kinky in ‘Tied With Me’ By Kristen Proby

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We are so excited to share this exclusive excerpt from Kristen Proby’s newly released Tied With Me, which is Book Six in her bestselling “With Me In Seattle Series.” This book is all about the Matt Montgomery, a member of the famous –and super sexy–Montgomery clan.

Matt Montgomery is one of Seattle’s finest. He works hard, loves and protects his family fiercely, and is loyal almost to a fault. And … he has a penchant for bondage.

Matt enjoys the way a woman looks wrapped up in his ropes, and makes no apologies for his preferences. When he meets Nic at a fetish festival, the small, beautiful woman catches his eye, drawing him to her. His one night with her was everything he’s ever looked for in a partner, but is cut short because of a family emergency. Even before he sees her again weeks later, he knows he’ll never get her out of his system. And he’ll do whatever it takes to make her his.

Read excerpt from Tied With Me:

By Kristen Proby

I wander back to the bedroom to find Matt sitting in the chair by the window, reading something on his iPad.

On the way back from the market today, Matt stopped by his place to grab a change of clothes and a few of his things for another night away from home.

He’s lit a few of my candles and shut off the bright lights, giving the room a soft glow.

“I’m sorry I took so long,” I murmur and lean against the doorjamb, taking in the handsome man in my bedroom.

“I’m sorry I’m such a messy cook,” he responds with a wry grin. His eyes are warm as they travel down my body. He stands and walks slowly to me. “Your eyes look amazingly green in this candlelight.”

“Thanks,” I reply as my heartbeat speeds up.

He’s predatory now as he slowly crosses my bedroom to stand directly in front of me. He doesn’t touch me, not yet. He leans his forearm on the doorjamb above my head and kisses my forehead gently.

“I want to show you what I can do with my ropes tonight, little one.”

I pull in a deep breath and clench my thighs at the sudden pulse of electricity that just his simple words send through my core.

“You can always tell me to stop if it’s too overwhelming,” he reminds me tenderly, still not touching me.

He’s still wearing his soft gray T-shirt and faded blue jeans from today, and my fingers are itching to touch him before he immobilizes me. I push my hand under his shirt, over the tight skin of his abs. The muscles jump under my hand, and his jaw ticks as he watches me, letting me explore his skin.

“I just want to touch you for a minute,” I whisper softly.

He kisses my forehead again and then tips my chin back, watching me intently as my hands explore his belly and chest, under his shirt. I move my hand around his waist to his back and step close to him, wanting him to kiss me.

Finally, finally, he cradles my face in his hands and kisses me. Lazily but thoroughly, sweeping his lips over mine, nibbling at the side of my mouth and then sweeping across to the other side before sinking in and taking over, kissing me in that intense way that only Matt can.

He pulls away, takes my hands in his and leads me out of the doorway toward the bed.

“How do you feel, sweetheart?” he asks.

“Fine.”

He raises a brow, and I swallow, thinking about how my body feels. “Excited. Nervous.”

“Better,” he replies and tugs my top over my head.

Excerpted with permission from Tied With Me by Kristen Proby. Ampersand Publishing, March 2014. All rights reserved.

Order Tied With Me.

Join columnist Charlotte Rose and she hosts a live chat with Kristen Proby at Fifty Shades of Grey News on Thursday, March 20 at 9 pm EST.

This is reprinted from Hot Romance with Charlotte Rose at http://www.TheThreeTomatoes.com.