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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Babs Downey Hightower

Question: Share with us a little about your current release and your next release.

Join us and explore the October issue of BTS Book Reviews magazine. Our featured cover author is Victoria Danann and here is a little taste of her feature.

See full feature at: Gathering Storm, is the fifth installment in my serial saga just released September 19. This series is a little different from what readers are used to because it’s an ongoing story – not in the sense of cliffhanging endings. Each book does tell its own story complete with ending, but the next begins where the last ended. That’s why each book comes with a strong recommendation for reading in order. The first four books were loosely based on themes of fairy tales or beloved stories, i.e., Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, The Pied Piper, and Little Red Riding Hood. These tales are situated against a backdrop of modern day knights and heroes, witches, elves, berserkers, psychics, demons, vampires, werewolves, and more. While that may sound silly or juvenile, or both, I assure you the series is neither.

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Approaching him, Kaitlyn felt thankful for her heels and for the nanometer of height advantage, they provided her. She’d judged him to be just over six feet, and with her heels, she stood an inch above that. It wasn’t much but she’d take it. Gesturing to his glass, she asked, “What do I have to do to get one of those?”
“Use those long legs of yours to walk across the room, pick up the bottle, tip it to roughly a ninety degree angle and pour the contents into a glass of your choosing,” he replied. 
“How long did it take you to become this much of an asshole?” she asked. 
“Grant, pour Kaitlyn a drink and stop being difficult,” Margaret commanded as she walked through the room. 
Kaitlyn watched his jaw firm. In his eyes, she saw a flash of several emotions—irritation, resignation but above all, she saw the love and indulgence he held for his mother. Maybe he wasn’t all bad. 
He moved toward the bar and returned in a moment with a glass of bourbon for her, no ice.
She smiled, remembering what Thomas always said about watering down perfectly good bourbon. “Thank you.”
“So, do you wear those heels because you feel insecure or because you want to make men feel insecure?” The question was asked with a smile which didn’t quite reach his eyes, but the dimples were there. 
Damn the man for …

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I am absolutely in Love with Pine Mountain! I got my copy of Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap and loved each of the stories so much I decided to savor them slowly ;). I Spent my nights curled up with 3 funny women and 3 melting hot men, and will do so again before Christmas.

I laughed, awed and definitely felt withdraws when the stories ended. I have not been entertained so thoroughly in a very long time, I only wish there was more of Clara, Lily and Kate to read.

I highly recommend getting this book, making the recipes found in it and having a drool cloth handy for the Swoon Worthy Men in it.

I have found a new favorite Author to follow in Kimberly Kincaid and a new place to dream about… Pine Mountain. If you have not gotten your copy yet I highly suggest doing so, its a lovely way to start off this holiday season and definitely worth reading again!

The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap
Sugar And Spice by Kimberly Kincaid: When caterer Lily Callahan goes up against hotshot pastry chef Pete Mancuso in the bake-off of the season, the stakes are high – and scandalously passionate. Will the gorgeous gourmand steal Lily’s heart – and the top prize in the Christmas cookie co

Mystic Inn is Book 5 in the Cursed Seduction Series, it is currently in ARC Format (awaiting editing and publication). Mystic Inn brings together the other 4 books in the series while facing it’s two Dominating Heroes and Heroine.

I hope that you enjoy reading about Annabel, Nathaniel and Sabastian.

Different Chapters From Mystic Inn

We strolled aimlessly out through the front of the lobby, with my arm carefully placed upon his own.  I even allowed him to lead the way for a few minutes.  When we were no longer visible from inside I stopped and extracted my hand.

“I am very forward and honest, Mr. Stygian, and as such I am telling you now, I will be checking up on you.  Know that if I find anything at all to be concerned over I will out you in front of the aunts.  You should also know that according to the contract I have with them, neither they or myself can sell without the others approval.  Do I make myself clear?”


When I thought that would be the end and began to lead the way the beach, he stopped me with a hand on my arm.

“I would like to strike a bargain with you.  If your searches turn up nothing then I would like your support in becoming a partner in this hotel.  You must also agree to dine with me each evening until your decision is made, of course.”

I chose my words carefully before asking. “What …

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