I love to write. I have loved writing for many, many years, and actually am getting kind of good at it. But one thing I love more than writing is writing with a group of talented, funny people. This is a reason this blog started, and it’s also the reason for an anthology that I am part of, as Roxanna Haley.
The book is called The Bowman’s Inn, Book One, Winter. It will be released on December 21st, 2014. I have the pleasure of introducing the authors in the anthology to you, with a bio, a blurb, and some delightful pictures that will explain where they got their inspirations.
The Prologue is by Roxanna Haley – Ms. Haley graduated from fanfic to Regency Romance, making an exciting segue into erotic romance. She’s a native California with a love for historical fiction and non-fiction, and would love to hear from you. Share your favorite reads and subscribe to her email newsletter. (Details on the newsletter will be updated here soon.) My story involved Mandy Boone, the charming Native American woman who bought a run-down bar and hotel, and is turning it into her dream. She hired Valentine Archer to tend bar, and has fallen madly in love with him. She knows she has to keep her distance, and he doesn’t seem to be more than friendly with her. And she doesn’t know what to think about those special drinks of his. Their story unfolds completely at the end of the book, and explains all the unusual happenings around the Bowman’s Inn.
Hey guys! Adrianna Adams here. (You call me Anna for short, though.)
A little bit about me: I’ve been penning stories for as long as I can remember. I enjoy reading romance as well as writing it, the spicier the better. When I’m not off in my own little writing world, I love spending time with my family and taking an obnoxious amount of pictures of them. You can find me at https://www.facebook.com/AdriannaAdamsAuthor?ref=hl
Now, about my story, Rescue Me: Thirty-six year old Violet is on her way to pick up a dog for her no-kill rescue. Tired and cranky, she stops for the night to get some sleep at an old school motel. Deciding she could use a drink, she heads to the bar and meets the handsome bartender, Val. Fed up with her life, she tells him all about it, and he offers some great advice… and an amazing drink.
Once home, Violet is relieved when a man named Ian is interested in adopting the scruffy-haired pooch. She quickly gets ready for his visit, but when she opens the door, is unable to form a sentence.
Ian is the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome. His gravely voice and sexy confidence make Violet quiver. What happens when he steps inside and closes the door?
I’m excited to bring this story to you!
Introducing Renee Bradford!
Renee Bradford was born and raised in Southern California, where she now resides with her husband, and three young children. She’s been an avid reader of love stories ever she picked her first romance off a gas station shelf in the midst of a cross country family vacation.
Renee loves running, hiking, and unwinding from her high stress corporate career by opening a nice bottle of wine, and writing erotic stories. She’s thrilled to now share those stories with you.
Renee would love to hear from you. You can find her by visiting her FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Renee-Bradford/369935359849750
Conflict of Interest by Renee Bradford
Donna Olson is ready to quit her job. After years of hard work, she isn’t getting the respect she feels she deserves and working alongside Jack Harper, her very sexy boss, isn’t helping.
Meet another of the lovely authors from The Bowman’s Inn Anthology, Kishan Paul.
From daring escapes by tough women to chivalrous men swooping in to save the day, the creativity switch to Kishan Paul’s brain is always in the ‘on’ position. If daydreaming stories were a college course, Kish would graduate with honors.
Mother of two beautiful children, she has been married to her best friend for over 16 years. With the help of supportive family and friends, she balances her family, a thriving counseling practice, and writing without sinking into insanity.
Kish’s upcoming releases:
Her contemporary romance, Blind Love, will be published by Samhain Publications in the summer 2015. Her novelette, Taking the Plunge, will be released in the Love Least Expected Anthology in February 2015. https://www.facebook.com/loveleastexpected
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More about Kish’s story, The Ice Storm, in the Bowman’s Inn Anthology.
Twenty-eight-year old Maddie needs to make a change in her life so she leaves her family in Oklahoma and takes a job up north. When her little car skates across a road during an ice storm, she finds herself stranded at the Bowman’s Inn with a very handsome stranger named Jeremy. But a relationship is the last thing on her mind.
When the green-eyed Maddie slides into his life, Jeremy is drawn to her. Until he finds out she works for the company he plans to take over. Never one to mix business with pleasure, Jeremy knows he has to walk away. Will Valentine’s special drinks be able to melt the icy walls Maddie and Jeremy have built around their hearts or has he met his match?
Drum roll… another author wanted to say Hi to everyone.
E.D. Vaughn has been writing and talking to imaginary friends since infancy. Once she discovered pencils and paper, a whole new world opened up. Unfortunately the stick figures weren’t considered great artistic talent and she switched to writing. Now, if not on the computer turning her fingers to nubs typing a new story, she’s out hiking, jogging, taking photographs, or lazing around with her teenager watching movies. And she’s never without her faithful hobbit (a.k.a. Humphrey the Corgi) who has followed her all over the country, even Alaska.
ED’s sneak peek at Wish Upon a Dream.
Regina’s celebrating her 40th birthday, and through a series of events knows she needs a drastic change to be happy. While she makes a wish with a drink at The Bowman’s Inn, she decides to take her life back. While blazing her own trail, she catches the eye of a trainer from her CrossFit gym.
Michael rethinks his life in Special Forces after attending a buddy’s funeral. Realizing life is too short, he retires early and starts over in a new town. A little firecracker captures his heart, but he has secrets that could tear them apart. Will an amazing weekend be enough to pull them together or will the alarm Monday morning break the spell?
Bel Cosi likes traveling to exotic locations, good food and wine and excellent conversation. Since she doesn’t often get to enjoy any of those things, she invents them in her stories. Her story, Open Wide, is so much fun. Here’s a short Blurb: An underage girl walks into a bar… Val and Isaac know just how to handle her.
Alexandra Hastings grew up on the beautiful Cooloola Coast in Australia. With its ethereal waterfalls and mountains to the west and the white sand and turquoise waters on the east, this magical area provided her with sensual, romantic inspiration that carried over into her fictional worlds.
Craving new adventures, she now splits her time between two countries. When she’s not busy creating characters behind her laptop, she’s exploring the sights, people-watching and using her surrounds to evoke new passionate and erotic stories. She delights in finding romance in everyday scenes, so you never know if you’ve provided the inspiration for a new book!
Whether she’s smoothing sunscreen on her real-life hero’s back with her feet in the warm sand, or cuddling with him beneath fuzzy blankets while snow drifts softly outside, you can be sure she’s always plotting or researching a new romance.
I hope you enjoy her story Just This Once.
Just This Once ~ Alexandra Hastings
Nate is troubled that his wife feels their sex life needs more spice. He is a one-woman man, but he can’t deny his burning attraction to the beautiful woman at the bar.
When Suzie suggests naughty play time with her, Nate is torn between pleasing his wife and having some sexy fun of his own.
Kellie Daniels spends most of her time finding joy with her husband, two children, and family pets throughout California. Her favorite spot lies along the Central Coast, where she enjoys meditation and creativity while the tide carries her troubles away. As a little girl, she was often caught daydreaming, and that pastime has led to a passion of reading, writing, photography, and love stories.
Skeptical Love ~ Kellie Daniels
Hannah has drooled over her sexy but oblivious boss Zack for as long as she can remember. When the two go on assignment to disprove allegations of supernatural forces, she realizes she hasn’t been the only one drooling.
When Hannah and her sexy but stubborn boss Zack go on a supernatural assignment, the most phenomenal discovery is each other.
Next up in our author spotlight: Brandy Ayers!
Brandy Ayers is a writer of erotic romance. Or romantic erotica, depending on how you look at it. She has been telling stories in one form or another since she was a child and decided her English / Irish heritage was boring. Instead, for a 4th grade class genealogy assignment, she wove a tale of mystery and intrigue about her great, great grandpa chief of the Navajo tribe. No one bought it. Brandy lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and a very depressed basset hound.
Inconceivable ~ Brandy Ayers
Jess and Dean McCleary arrive at the Bowman’s Inn at a crossroads in their relationship. After years of struggling with infertility their marriage has become strained. Jess has decided she wants out. But she doesn’t get the reaction she expects from Dean when she asks for a divorce. Dean doesn’t want to give up. Can he convince Jess they still have a chance at love? Can Val, Cupid in disguise, help his former success story reconnect at the Bowman’s Inn?
Gianna Leighton is a writer of sexy romance. She enjoys spinning magical tales with elements of the supernatural and fantasy. When she needs a break, she loves to soak in a bubble bath with a romance book. She lives in Tennessee with her husband and two children.
Heels of Desire ~ Gianna Leighton
Sam McCann is a shoe store owner who has a terrible dating record. He longs for a woman that will accept his obsession with shoes. After his date cancels, he takes a walk to The Bowman’s Inn for a drink to numb his heartache. When Jena bumps into his life, Sam finds himself confused by her unusual powers. Will he accept his love for her, or choose to walk away from the woman who understands his passion?
And as I said above, the final story by Roxanna Haley, Another Shot, explains why Cupid is working as a bartender, why he can’t court Mandy just yet, and reveals some mistakes Mandy made in her past that could shoot down their Happily Ever After.
I am excited about the release of this anthology, getting it together has been the most fun I have had in a long time. And knowing it will keep right on going with a new book out every three months is the best part! Keep track by liking our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bowmans-Inn/605666446205352