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Friday, January 11, 2013

Warm Winter Reads & A New Release—Two Phenomenal Reasons to Celebrate!

I am thrilled to join the amazing Beach Book Blast authors for this special event, complete with a ton of incredible new releases to share, and plenty of prizes to win, including:

Our Grand Prize:

·       1 $50 Gift Card to Best Buy
·       1 $25 Winner’s Choice gift card (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes)

Our Second Place Prize:

·       1 $25 Amazon gift card

And my own prize (simply sign up for my newsletter and you're entered!):
·       1 $25 IHOP gift card

I am ridiculously excited to announce that my new release, NEVER LET ME GO, Book 7 in the Welcome To Redemption series I write with my talented series co-author, Stacey Joy Netzel, is finally available! The story took much longer to write than I'd ever anticipated (just had a crappy year, if you know what I mean). But I love our quirky little town and all its inhabitants, so eventually everything fell into place. Chase & Hannah completely stole my heart. I sure hope they steal yours as well.
Oh, and don't forget to check out Stacey's gripping new release, HOLD ON TO ME, Welcome To Redemption, Book 8, here!

...a small town in Northeast Wisconsin where second chances don't always come easy, but if you're willing to try, anything is possible.

"With their easy, breezy style and skilled characterizations, Rogers and Netzel have created a town that readers won't want to leave."
~Romantic Times Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars


Sheriff Chase Lowell has never been more scared in his life than when he discovers the diner where Hannah Porter works has been robbed at gunpoint. He’s been in love with her for as long as he can remember, but has kept his feelings in check because she’s his best friend’s little sister.
Hannah has had a crush on Chase since she was in the third grade. He’s kind, compassionate, and as handsome as they come. They’ve known each other forever, which seems to be the problem—he thinks of her more as a kid sister rather than a romantic interest.

But something changes the night he races into the diner and crushes her in his arms. When he makes her safety his personal mission, Hannah decides to make it her mission to get him to see her in a different light.
* * * * *

The woman was making him crazy. Two seconds ago, he’d been contemplating making a move, and now…

Could Hannah be making a move on him? Chase took a deep breath and let it out slowly, striving for calm, cool, and collected. She’d certainly never been so bold with him before, though she’d sat next to him plenty of times, shoulder to shoulder, thigh to thigh. But somehow, this felt different—flirty.



“The woman you’re interested in…is it serious?”

I’ve been in love with her since before she was old enough to vote. “I don’t know.”

Hannah released her grip on his arm and sat up, twisting to face him. She arched a brow. “You don’t know?”

He let out a soft chuckle. Of course that sounded ridiculous. He couldn’t very well admit the woman he was interested in was her. “I’m just…a little uncomfortable talking about my love life.”

Or lack thereof, his inner voice mocked.

A myriad of expressions crossed her face as she seemed to wage some inner war with herself. She nibbled her bottom lips as her gaze moved back and forth between his eyes and his lips. Suddenly, she hiked a leg over his lap and straddled him, effectively stealing his breath.

“Sheriff, are you going shy on me?”

Stunned, Chase’s hands settled uncertainly at her waist as he met her smiling gaze. “Dimples, are you flirting with me?” he countered.

“Maybe I am,” she teased, her voice dropping to a throaty whisper.

Ah, hell. His hands tightened slightly on her hips as his pulse kicked into warp speed. His gaze dropped to her mouth—that luscious mouth—as she leaned in and softly brushed her lips against his: once, then again, with just a bit more pressure.

Chase’s eyes drifted shut as a low moan escaped him.

She pulled back a few inches and whispered, “You okay?” the humor in her voice unmistakable.

“Hannah…y-you don’t understand…”

“What don’t I understand?” Her warm breath feathered across his cheek.

Christ, fool, just say it! The only woman you’ve ever felt anything for is wrapped around you like a pretzel, yours for the taking, and all you can do is stutter like an idiot?

“I want you,” he finally admitted. Then quickly added, “But I don’t know if this is such a good idea.”

She pulled back and stared at him in confusion. “Why not? I want you. You just admitted you want me, too.

We’re both adults. What exactly is the problem?”

“Christ, Dimples, I’ve know you since you were a baby!”

“And I’ve known you since you were a bed wetter!” she countered, laughter in her tone. “What does that have to do with anything? I mean, unless you still do, in which case I’ll need to put a mattress cover on my bed.”

Chase gave the beautiful witch a swat on the ass.

She yelped playfully and wiggled in his lap.

“I never wet the bed,” he insisted, though his face did grow warm over the lie.

“Please. Drew and Charlie teased you about it for years. The only reason they stopped is you kicked both their asses and threatened to feed them each a worm if they ever mentioned it again.”

“Damn, you have a good memory.”

“Yep. And I have a few other good qualities as well.” She leaned in next to his ear and whispered, “Which I’d be happy to show you—if you’d loosen up a bit.”
* * * * *

NEVER LET ME GO, Welcome To Redemption, Book 7

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  1. I have read the rest of the series by you and Stacey Joy Netzel! I can't wait too read book 7 and 8 of the series! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I have read the first two in this series so far and they are wonderful. Thanks for a chance in the hop. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  3. Sigh.....why do I always hear about the good series when they are so far into them? I have so much catching up to do!
    Thanks for the fantabulous prize. I love me some IHOP! :) They have the best coffee!

    Best wishes,

  4. Allyson, I'm so glad you've enjoyed our series so far, and sure hope you like books 7 & 8 just as much (or even better...better is good, too...LOL).

  5. Carin, I'm glad you enjoyed our first two books in the series, and hope you plan to catch up. LOL Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  6. Marlena, I have it on good authority that the books in this series are fast-paced, and once you start reading them, you can't stop. Seriously, I hope you'll give them a try! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  7. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. I may be a little biased, but I can still say that Never Let Me Go is a great read!

    Hey, Donna! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

    1. Biased or not, I'll take it. :-) Hope you're having a good weekend as well. Mine would've been better had the Broncos won.

    2. And the Packers. I forgot the game was on and Wayne told me about it when he got home. Good thing I did forget. :(

    3. Yeah, the Packers loss was a huge bummer, but I only had 1 point on them in my pool. Had 8 on Denver. *g*

  9. Hopping on by! I love hops where I find new authors and blogs.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    1. Mel, I sure hope you give this new author a try. ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Loved the excerpt, thanks,
    seawitchreviews at yahoo dot com

    1. It's always hard choosing just the right glad you enjoyed it, Z! :-)

  11. I haven't been to an IHop in many decades; we went as kids and recently learned there is one close by!

    Thank you for joining the giveaway!

    1. I love their eggs benedict! We don't go too often, maybe once every few months (My husband & kids prefer Denny's...LOL). Best of luck! :-)

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    1. I love giveaway, so my pleasure. :-) Best of luck!

  13. Thanks for joining the hop!

  14. This is my favorite of your books so far!

    1. That means a lot, Jamie, since I know you've enjoyed my other books as well. Thanks for all your help & support! :-)

  15. Something - just kidding. This story sounds good. I am going to have to read this. Thank you for the giveaway.

    1. LOL...I asked for it. Thanks. If you haven't read this series yet, our first two books are free (Amazon, B&N, everywhere): A Fair of the Heart by me, and A Fair To Remember by Stacey Joy Netzel. I hope you'll check them out. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  16. Hi Donna,

    I'm so excited about your newest Welcome To Redemption books. You and Stacey do such a wonderful job with this small town romance series!

    I'll be picking up my copy soon!

    Lily Silver

    1. Hi Lily & thank you! What a wonderful compliment. Hope you enjoy NEVER LET ME GO. :-)

  17. I'm hopping I win..Thanks for a Great giveaway

    1. LOL...good one, Teena. Best of luck, & thanks for stopping by. :-)