#MidWeekTease ~ “I have a job to do.” #CanadianMuscle

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Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope everyone is doing great!

Special thanks to Angelica Dawson for rallying authors together to share teases every week.

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This week’s tease comes from the 2nd Canadian Muscle story, Guarding His Anchor.

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He exited Charlotte’s office, then headed out the back door and around the corner. He took the stairs to his temporary home, let himself in, and came face to face with two of his best buddies.

But the glares on Marc and Gavin’s faces were anything but friendly. Movement from the corner of the room caught his attention, and Shree stepped into the light, arms crossed, and daggers shooting from her eyes.

Aw, hell.

Let the interrogation he’d been expecting begin.

“I need answers, Frank. A lot of them.”

Frank sighed, closed the door behind him, and headed to the fridge. He withdrew a beer and held one up in offer one to them, which they all declined. After opening the tab, he lifted it and consumed half of it in a couple deep gulps.

He snatched a kitchen chair, turned it, and straddled it, resting his arms over the back. “Let me have it.”

“Why did you come back like this? No forewarning, nothing?” Shree ranted, pacing between him and the sofa where her husband sat. “Charlie deserves better. And going after Sean?”

“Shree, honey,” Gavin interrupted.

“Don’t honey me. This is bogus bullshit. It has to be. Gavin, you’ve known Sean most of your life. You can’t believe he’d shoot Frank.”

“People change.” Gavin glowered. “I hate to say it, but based on the info Frank’s given us, and what I’ve received from my contacts, he’s way under. I don’t think there’s any coming back for him.” Sadness coiled in Gavin’s eyes but disappeared when he caught Frank’s gaze on him.

Frank remained mum. He’d stated his case and given the evidence he had—there wasn’t much else to say. No one else had been there, had stared into the dead eyes of Sean Weber. The man was gone. Completely. A stone-cold killer lived behind that emptiness. Frank had seen it before when he was in the Army. The terrorists he’d once fought against. The destruction of battle, losing children and souls, had him transferring and moving from New Brunswick to the United States at the first opportunity. To change his profession, become an FBI agent to help from home base to stop the bastards and threats to nations, was why he’d wanted to join the bureau.

He’d crossed the border to make a difference. It was a bonus to have citizenship status in Canada, too. The bureau used him in each country, taking advantage of his logic and profiling instincts to the max. Frank was proud of what he’d accomplished in his forty-two years. He’d never turn his back on the job.

“I’m sorry, guys, but the real sad thing of this is Charlie,” Marc argued, fury in his eyes. “I don’t like this back and forth anymore, man. You”—he pointed a finger at Frank—“are not here to see what she goes through after you leave. The sadness takes longer and longer to bounce back every time. We’re friends, buddy, but don’t make me choose sides.” Marc stared him down, his gaze unwavering.

Frank gave him a small nod, understanding what he was saying.

Frank hated leaving every time. Charlotte was … he didn’t really understand it. She calmed him, gave him a different outlook in many ways, but he was a tortured man who didn’t have the options to settle down.

“I agree. Frank, when this is all over, will you stay?” Shree demanded, her hands on her hips.

He couldn’t lie to himself. Staying wasn’t an option. He could never repeat the sins of his father. The abuser, the alcoholic, the bastard who’d gotten off on torture and dominance of his wife and son. Frank had reached the brink of anger and loss of control a few times. It was in him to fall off the edge; he lived with the darkness in his soul for years now, and he would never forgive himself if he hurt a woman someday. Especially Charlotte.

Frank lifted the can and drained the last of his beer. “Probably not.” He stood and tossed the can into the recycle bin.

“Holy shit. You idiot.”

“For fuck’s sake, asshole.”

“You big dickhead.”

Frank welcomed their comments. He was everything they said and more. But they didn’t know him that well. As much as he loved his mother, aunt, and Vikki—the only remaining family he had—he would stay a single man forever.

“I get it. Be pissed off all you want. But also consider, Charlotte will never forgive me for going after Sean.” Frank eyed them, meeting each gaze for a few seconds. “It’s as simple as that.”

“Doesn’t stop you from wanting her, does it, man?” Gavin questioned, brow arched but his gaze sympathetic.

Frank smirked. “Nope, not at all. I’m hard as a stone around her. I’d do anything for her. I would.” Frank locked gazes with Shree. “Sorry, but I have a job to do.”

 

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#MidWeekTease ~ “Welcome to the jungle indeed.” #MWTease #99Cents

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Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope everyone is doing great!

Special thanks to Angelica Dawson for rallying authors together to share teases every week.

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This week’s tease comes from GUARDING MIDNIGHT. Which is on Sale currently for $0.99 cents !! Grab a copy while you can at a great price.

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Gavin is trying to watch over the woman he’s supposed to be protecting. However, he is … distracted by her …

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Strains of a familiar song spread over the room.

Gavin leaned back against the wall to the right of the stage. The main event was about to happen. Cat growls and birds’ high-pitched chirps filled the air. The lights dimmed.

He smiled inside, pleased with a little G‘n’R to enjoy while he worked. His gaze roamed around the room again before focusing on the stage. Midnight definitely knew what music to choose.

She was a sight to behold, and sexy as hell in her tight cheetah-print leotard. Snug in all the right places with high, red stilettos that graced her feet and made her legs look GMtoppickincredibly long. Her black hair hung to her waist in waves, brushing her backside as she turned and danced in time to the music.

How her tits stayed inside the leotard he had no idea, but he’d love to find out.

Damn, that body was hotter than a blowtorch bending metal.

She moved with ease and grace, but she commanded attention and confidence oozed from every move she made. Every toss of her hair, every gyration and time her ass shifted, Gavin wanted to rush the stage and carry her away.

He admired her spunk and sass. It was a bit of a contradiction to what he’d seen in the gym earlier, but he loved the contrast. Small bits of shyness during the day, an exotic hell-raiser and tease at night.

He wouldn’t mind having a show all to himself.

His dick shifted behind the zipper of his jeans.

Aren’t you supposed to be working?

Gavin ignored the voice in his head, gaze locked on stage.

He watched, salivating, as she grabbed a zipper on the front he hadn’t noticed before.

She wasn’t…

He stood up straight, fists clenched as the silver slid down, opening the leotard. She turned her back to the room, ass shaking to the beat, and pulled her arms out.

Arms crossed over her chest, she swiveled back, her legs spreading out at the sides.

Good God almighty. He was going to hell. She was his one-way ticket there.

Maneuvering into the perfect splits showed her flexibility. His heart raced. His cock fought against its confinement.

Gavin started toward the center of the stage. The catcalls and whistles echoed through his head. She knew exactly what she was doing to the crowd.

Welcome to the jungle indeed.

 

Where to find GUARDING MIDNIGHT…

Evernight Publishing
Amazon – US / Canada / UK  — 99 Cents!
B&N (Nook)
Kobo Store

 Bookstrand
iTunes
Smashwords


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Authors in Bloom Blog Hop 2017 with Kacey #recipes #giveaways #prizes #romance

 

Welcome to the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

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I try very hard to eat light and well, always, but especially through the spring/summer seasons. I love salads, various kinds of lettuce and light dressings.

Here is the recipe to one of my favourites, and it is so easy to make, it’s a MUST in anyone’s recipe book

 

CREAMY CUCUMBER SALAD

Makes 4 servings

Takes about 15 minutes total of prep time. 

INGREDIENTS:

2 medium cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
6 radishes, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon chopped dill

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Toss together the sliced cucumbers and salt in a colander. Let stand to drain for 45 minutes. Press the excess water out of the cucumbers and pat dry. Place in a bowl.
  2. Add the yogurt and lemon juice and toss well. Stir in the sliced radishes and chopped dill. Serve chilled.

 


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Here’s a look inside the newest release in my Canadian Muscle Series:

Canadian Muscle …
When Desires Need Protecting.

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The Canadian Muscle series is set in Vancouver, Canada, and revolves around military men, FBI, the Vixen Dance Club and men who will do anything to protect those they love.

The series begins with Guarding Midnight, Gavin Bennett and Shree Walker. Their chemistry is immediate and palpable. Shree is new to town, and Gavin returns after being gone a long time, and while his sole purpose is to protect his best friend’s sister, there’s no denying that Gavin’s distracted by the new dancer in town. Gavin’s protection for the town against a ruthless villain is a blessing for everyone and changes his life. Danger, kidnapping, bullets flying, it all makes for an explosive adventure and a happily ever after.

In Book 2: Guarding His Anchor, Frank Shaw returns to town (who we met in book 1) and throws Charlotte Weber’s life into a tailspin. Since they wrapped up the case in Guarding Midnight, Frank has been in and out of Charlie’s life like a revolving door. Just when she’s ready to forget about Frank, he reappears and is hot on the trail of a criminal who’s wanted for murder, drug and human trafficking, and more. Unfortunately, their explosive relationship is ten times harder because the criminal he’s after, is Charlotte’s own brother. A tale of suspense, danger and conflict, Guarding His Anchor was taxing to write, but I completely loved everything about it.

There’s nothing like returning to familiar faces and the hearts that I’ve already connected with. The Canadian Muscle Series has been one of my absolute favourites to write and the characters are wrapped around my heart like fleece blankets.

At the end of Guarding His Anchor, things are set in motion for book 3 and I can’t wait to dig in and start writing that story this summer.

I hope you enjoy the Muscle as much as I did writing it!

 

Guarding Midnight
Series: Canadian Muscle 1
Contemporary/Suspense/Erotic Romance
ISBN: 978-1-77233-292-6
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

No one knows sacrifice better than former Army Sergeant Gavin Bennett. He’s witnessed firsthand the emotional, physical and mental toll of being caught in the crossfire. Being a bouncer-slash-bodyguard may not be Gavin’s dream job, but he’s willing to do just about anything to help out family. When Gavin reports for his first day of work, he quickly discovers a woman who threatens to crack his legendary cool.

Shree Walker is on the run from a dark past she tried to shut away. Battered and broken, a happily ever after doesn’t exist for her. Ready to start fresh with a new life in a new city, she is happy dancing at the Vixen Club. She’d be even happier without the presence of the prickly new bouncer who won’t let anyone or anything get past his carefully guarded defenses. He’s a distraction she doesn’t need. And a temptation she can’t resist.

When Shree is kidnapped by the criminal mastermind hell-bent on taking the club at any cost, Gavin has to make a decision. Hold tight and continue to keep Shree at arm’s length. Or break down his walls and take a chance on something more powerful than them both: Love.

Read an Excerpt 

Purchase Links:

Evernight Publishing
AmazonUS / Canada / UK
B&N (Nook)
Kobo Store

 Bookstrand
iTunes
Smashwords
Universal Links

Guarding Midnight is also available in Print. Links HERE

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Guarding His Anchor
Series: Canadian Muscle 2
Contemporary/Suspense/Erotic Romance
ISBN: 978-1-77339-185-4
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer


Charlotte Weber is no stranger to heartbreak. FBI agent Frank Shaw has swept in and out of her life as though she’s a revolving door, stomping on her heart in the process. Now that she’s finally had enough, he’s back again and seems determined to spin her life out of control.

Frank knows Charlie is the anchor for his lost soul, even though he can’t risk settling down. The demons of his past are too great, and he won’t run the risk of hurting her. This time, his only objective should be locating Charlie’s brother, Sean. But Charlie’s a complication, and not just because she refuses to believe Sean is guilty.

As Frank and Charlie fight for what they believe in, they also try to resist their powerful connection. The future is unclear, but when danger surrounds them, they are each other’s only anchor.

Read an Excerpt 

Purchase Links
Evernight Publishing

Amazon – US / Canada / UK
B&N (Nook)
Kobo Store

Bookstrand
iBooks
Smashwords
Universal Link

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Motivation and More #Writing #Romance #SPN #99cents

Happy Monday! 

Let’s conquer the heck out of today, and all week long!!

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It’s been a busy week! I’m still writing my 2 WIPs. Moreso one more than the other but made some OK progress on it. I always seem to slow down a bit in the middle of a story, pausing to reflect if things are flowing/moving/weaving thoroughly, and if there’s consistent progression for the characters. I hope to nail down a lot more words this week!

I went with some friends last Wednesday to see 50 Shades Darker. It was an OK movie. Better than the first, though for me, I feel they “tamed” Christian a bit too much. There was a lack of that tension between the 2 characters that was heavy in the 1st. I don’t know if it’s the actors are now used to one another or the growth they wanted for Ana dominated everything else. But, for me, an OK movie. Wasn’t wow’d by it. And I think when it comes out on disc, the same friends and I may just get together again to watch it, and make a drinking game. We’ll toss one back for every time Ana’s breasts pop up. I’ll be out cold about 1/3 into the movie. Trust me! LOL

If you’ve been following my blog/social media, you’ll know that the 2nd book in my Canadian Muscle series released last Tuesday. I’m so glad it is out and readers can enjoy it.

Here is a quick link to bookstores where Guarding His Anchor is live >>  http://books2read.com/u/3kZk7g

And also, Guarding Midnight, book 1 of the series is on sale for a limited time, at 99 cents. You can find that at Amazon.com >>  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VGZFDQ4  

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Last week was absolutely gorgeous for weather. Sunshine pretty much all week and we could get away with wearing lighter sweaters. Was amazing. I was sitting out on the back deck, feet up on a lawn chair, in the middle of February. In Canada! Never happens. I hope the same for this week.

What’s on my playlist …
I was a boy band kind of teen growing up. And New Kids On the Block will always be my fave, but Backstreet Boys is a close second. They’ve recently teamed up with Florida Georgia Line, and here’s their song. I’m obsessed.

I also spent some time with MY boys this weekend! Yes, my boys — Dean and Sam / Jensen and Jared, watching their Las Vegas 2017 Supernatural Panel. OMG Funny!!! Over an hour, but well worth it. I laughed so hard.

 

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Have a super week ahead, and I’ll see you next Monday!

Happy reading! xoxo

1-kacey

#MidWeekTease ~ “You’re my anchor.” #CanadianMuscle

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Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope everyone is doing great!

Special thanks to Angelica Dawson for rallying authors together to share teases every week.

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This week’s tease comes from my new release Guarding His Anchor.

Now matter how much Charlie wishes Frank would disappear — as he has many times before — he refuses. And turns her world upside down.

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Buy Links:
Book Page
https://kaceyhammell.com/bookshelf-2/canadian-muscle/guardinghisanchor/

Evernight Publishing —
http://www.evernightpublishing.com/guarding-his-anchor-by-kacey-hammell/

Amazon:
US — https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WGV99NR
Canada — https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06WGV99NR
UK — https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WGV99NR

Universal link — https://books2read.com/u/3kZk7g

Bookstrand – http://www.bookstrand.com/guarding-his-anchor-mf

 


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#NewRelease! #CanadianMuscle Book 2 ~ Guarding His Anchor #RomSusp @KaceyHammell @EvernightPub

 

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Exciting news!!
I’m thrilled that Guarding His Anchor is finally out and available to all readers. I know many have been waiting on the sequel to Guarding Midnight, and it’s awesome to share it with everyone.

Evernight Publishing has also put Guarding Midnight on sale for 99 cents at Amazon, for a limited time! Be sure to grab both copies!

finalGenre: Contemporary/Suspense/Erotic Romance
W.C.: 57,400
Warning: Includes biting (Odaxelagnia) during sex
ISBN: 978-1-77339-185-4
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Guarding His Anchor Blurb:

Charlotte Weber is no stranger to heartbreak. FBI agent Frank Shaw has swept in and out of her life as though she’s a revolving door, stomping on her heart in the process. Now that she’s finally had enough, he’s back again and seems determined to spin her life out of control.

Frank knows Charlie is the anchor for his lost soul, even though he can’t risk settling down. The demons of his past are too great, and he won’t run the risk of hurting her. This time, his only objective should be locating Charlie’s brother, Sean. But Charlie’s a complication, and not just because she refuses to believe Sean is guilty.

As Frank and Charlie fight for what they believe in, they also try to resist their powerful connection. The future is unclear, but when danger surrounds them, they are each other’s only anchor.

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Grab Guarding Midnight for 99 cents HERE

Guarding His Anchor Excerpt:
Charlie closed her eyes and leaned against the door. Tonight had resolved nothing. She’d tried to let Neal down easy, but everything she’d said had gone over his fucking head. Confusion rioted in her skull, throbbing non-stop.

A shift of movement caught her attention, startling her. She opened her eyes and lifted her head, standing tall, on the defense.

Oh, for crying out loud!

All she needed tonight was Frank Shaw in her house, staring at her with anger spitting fire from his eyeballs.

But there he was, eyeing her open collar and cleavage, fists bunched at his sides.

Frustration, sexual and otherwise thanks to him showing up when she least expected, curled around her like molten lava spilling from a volcano.

If he wanted a fight, he’d come to the right place.

“What the hell are you doing sneaking into my house?” she demanded, stomping toward him.

“Calm down. Vikki called, asked me to hang some fucking curtains. She said you were at the bar.”

“Can’t you think up a better excuse than that?”

His eyes roamed over her from head to toe. Damn that spark in his eyes when he gazed at her like that. Anger turned to potent hunger in seconds flat, watching her as if she were the prey and he the hunter … She swallowed hard.

“If I’d known you were home and … busy, I wouldn’t have bothered. Vikki said the back door was open.”

“I’ll talk to her about that.” Charlie sighed, then walked into the kitchen. “Her room is across the hall, last door on the right.”

Undeterred, he followed her. “Hot date, huh?”

“None of your business.” He was the very last person in the world she wanted to discuss Neal with.

He leaned on the island in the center of the room. “I guess Vikki wasn’t even aware you had a date tonight.”

No doubt Vikki didn’t cared anyway. She was Team Charlie and Frank, and Charlie wouldn’t be surprised if her pal had planned the whole thing. Hang curtains, indeed. At this time of night? Without running it past the owner, her roommate? Charlie suspected Vikki was up to no good.

“Doesn’t matter.” Charlie put the last of the wine in the fridge, grabbed a cloth, and cleaned the counters. “You can do it tomorrow when I’m at work. Good-night.” Focused on one spot, she scrubbed hard, hoping he’d take the suggestion.

“You look beautiful.” His soft comment skimmed along her ear as he moved in behind her.

“Frank, don’t. I just had another guy here, for heaven’s sake.”

“Doesn’t matter. It sure didn’t end the way he thought. I know when you’ve been fucked good and satisfied and when you’re not.”

Buy Links ~
Book Page —
https://kaceyhammell.com/bookshelf-2/canadian-muscle/guardinghisanchor/

Evernight Publishing —
http://www.evernightpublishing.com/guarding-his-anchor-by-kacey-hammell/

Amazon:
US — https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WGV99NR
Canada — https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06WGV99NR
UK — https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WGV99NR

Universal link —
https://books2read.com/u/3kZk7g

Bookstrand –
http://www.bookstrand.com/guarding-his-anchor-mf

Coming soon to bookstores at …
Smashwords / Kobo / B&N(Nook) / iTunes  

Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34196983-guarding-his-anchor

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Motivation and More #Writing #Romance #ComingSoon

Happy Monday! 

Let’s get the new week started with some positivity!mm5

Nothing feels better than doing what you love!
And I love writing!


Let’s conquer the heck out of today, and all week long!!

I’ll be starting the week by jumping back into writing my WIP, the second in the “Stirred by Love” series, which is the sequel to Stirring Up Dirty. I’m over 31k now and it’s going well. I was recently surprised when a gorgeous Tiger started growling in my ear. Bobby, for those who have read Fighting For Honor, surrounded me for two days before he finally settled enough after I wrote over 1k into his story. I wasn’t expecting to start his shifter story til after I was done with the other WIP, but now I have 2 on the go and it’s very new for me. I don’t like doing more than one at a time, but when you have a Siberian Tiger breathing down your neck, an author has to do as she is told. LOL

And some FABULOUS news! GUARDING HIS ANCHOR releases … tomorrow!!! Yep, Feb 21st, Frank and Charlie’s story will be live for all to enjoy. I love these characters so very much. This series just captures my heart.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Guarding His Anchor > http://dirtybirdiesauthors.com/2017/02/20/exclusiveexcerpt-kaceyhammell/

Here’s a bit of info…

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Excerpts/Book Pages:
Book 1: Guarding Midnight
Book 2: Guarding His Anchor

It has been some glorious weather here in Ontario! My area anyway. We’ve had 4 days of sunshine, warm temps and I’ve done a lot of walking around the property soaking it all in. This winter has been brutal with freeze rain/snow, so it’s glorious to have some sunshine. I’ll even put up with the muddy shoes/boots… for now! That too will grow tiresome. But right now, I’m perfectly happy with life and warm weather!

I’ve been writing to a lot of music lately as well, which is a change from the usual silence. Here’s the current fave song on repeat.

 

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Have a super week ahead, and I’ll see you next Monday!

Happy reading! xoxo

1-kacey

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