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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Author Spotlights Lorraine Nelson

I am very happy to be a part of Lorraine's Blog Tour. Not only is she a wonderful Lady whom I've been fortunate enough to get to know, she is also a very talented writer. I hope you enjoy this first look at her just released installment of the Thunder Creek Ranch Series. She is also doing a giveaway at every stop on the tour. Winner's choice, one of four Thunder Creek Ranch books. The winner's will be announced April 10th.

Blurb - A Cowgirl's Pride, Book 4 in the Thunder Creek Ranch series.
Leah Manning grew up among so many domineering, protective males that it left her frustrated, longing for a different life. Her family couldn't, or wouldn't, understand that she needed to dance, and she'd lived away for several years. Unknowing, she'd embroiled herself in a deadly game from which there seemed no way out. Now she was home. Would they welcome her back? What if trouble followed? Most importantly, did Cal still work the ranch?
Brian Calhoun, Cal to his friends, had hated Leah when she'd left, but hated himself even more for not going after her. Now she was back and more lovely than ever. Would his adolescent love for her return, develop into something more, or die a slow death at the hands of this new Leah?
Trouble does follow Leah home, and her ex will stop at nothing—even murder—to silence her. Will the terror draw them closer together or drive them apart forever?

Excerpt - A Cowgirl's Pride, Book 4 in the Thunder Creek Ranch series

He was so hot for her! If he didn’t get these damned jeans off soon, his erection just might pop the zipper. That’s how hard he was for her—so stiff the skin stretched tight over his cock and it ached.

She suddenly pulled free and backed away from him. He almost swore out loud in frustration, thinking she’d changed her mind, but she’d only gone to close the vertical blinds at the windows.

“Just in case,” she said, smiling a come-hither smile as she turned back to him.

He felt guilty for his unjust thoughts, but closed the distance between them in a heartbeat, relieved to have her back in his arms.

“I’ve missed you, Cal,” she said as she ran her fingers through his thick, wavy hair.

“No more than I’ve missed you. I was beginning to think you’d never come home.”

“Oh, I wanted to, so much, but it just wasn’t possible.”

“You’re here now,” he said, grabbing the hem of her sweater and pulling it over her head to expose beautifully shaped breasts enclosed in see-through peach lace. “And I’m so glad you’re back.”

He bent to suckle her nipples through the lacy cups, her mindless purr of delight going straight to his groin. If he got any harder, he’d explode. Still, he took his time, banking his desire as best he could to give her pleasure.

Slipping his hands inside the waistband, he worked her blue jeans and sexy peach colored thong down over her hips, promptly falling to his knees at the sight of her curls. He leaned forward, reaching out to touch her satiny skin, smell her spicy vanilla scent and taste the creamy essence that was Leah. He wanted—needed—all of it—all of her.

Want more? Here is where you can find Lorraine and her wonderful books

Twitter: @lornelca

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  1. HI,
    I have never heard of this author or book before. The excerpt sounds so good that I am going to have to look it up. Thanks
    Mariann at Belle's Book Bag

    1. Thank you for stopping in, Mariann. This is why we do virtual tours. Nice to meet you.

  2. The excerpt left me wondering what happened after the blinds were taken care of. How well did Cal take care of Leah?


    1. Romance Reader, I'll just say very well! :)

  3. Shannan, thank you for the beautiful intro and for having me here today. Luv you, girl!

  4. Great excerpt. I haven't heard of this series before. I'll have to check it out. Can't wait to read it.

    Joanne B

    1. Thanks, Joanne! Glad to hear it! To start you off, Zakia and the Cowboy, book 1, is free today and tomorrow at All Romance Ebooks. Enjoy!

  5. Hi Lorraine,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover, it's beautiful and the book sounds great.
    i love this series and look forward to reading this one too.

    tammy ramey

  6. Hi, Tammy! Thank you! Those are words every author yearns to hear. :)

  7. Sorry for the delay in posting my winners. Been bogged down with edits, accounting, and income taxes.

    I'm pleased to announce the winner at Shannan's blog is Joanne B. Congratulations, Joanne! I'll be emailing you shortly.