Where have I been? Where am I going?

For those who follow my blog, you may notice it’s been a while since I shared anything. The fact is I haven’t written anything substantial for a few weeks. Mostly, it’s because my day job has been hectic and I’ve taken on extra hours, which I’ve really enjoyed. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in my writing head, and it’s nice to sometimes get wrapped up in something else every so often. And hey, as a result of those extra hours, I was one of a team of people who catalogued over 13,000 new items for a new library in our system! How cool is that?

However, my writing hiatus began before that. I had to deal with some changes on the publishing front and those changes threw me for a loop. I usually roll with the punches but this time I got overwhelmed. It was hard to write through my disappointment. Luckily, there were some wonderful people who talked me off my ledge.

When I did write during that time, I didn’t like what I wrote. I started about four new books in the space of a few weeks, and abandoned them all. I’m not being dramatic when I say this has probably been the darkest moment of my writing career, thus far anyway. It was hard, and my creativity was zapped.

I’ve always believed things happen for a reason, and I won’t stop believing it. So, I stopped writing and threw myself into my other work. There’s been a lot happening on the family front, as well. But now, I can see some time opening up in the near future, and I know it’s time to start writing again.

I’m a little scared, I won’t lie. There’s a part of me that worries I’ve forgotten everything I learned along the way, even though I know that isn’t true. However, maybe that fear is good. Maybe it’ll push me in new directions.

If I am quiet going forward, rest assured, I am still here and am still dreaming up new characters and stories. My hope is to finish the book in front of me, and then move onto a brand new series. It might take a while, but I’ve decided it’ll take as much time as it requires.

Thanks to all who have read my work. Your support gets me through those days when I lose sight of what I’ve accomplished.

If you are new to my blog, welcome! Please check out my work here.

Have a wonderful summer!

xoxo Rosanna


Vice, Vegas Sins 1, is now on sale!

Sale news is always exciting, and I’m thrilled to share some of my own.

Vice, Vegas Sins 1, is now on sale for $0.99…but only for a limited time, so don’t wait! Grab your copy here.

Las Vegas has it all—casinos, gambling, money, and women. For a handsome business entrepreneur, it’s paradise.

Wearing success like a well-tailored suit, it’s business as usual for Liam Doyle while he runs his multi-million-dollar empire…until a pesky protester catches his attention.

Staging a one-woman demonstration, Kate Callender has the potential to be a huge pain in his ass. If he doesn’t take care of her soon, there will be bad publicity slapped all over Vice, the newest addition to his chain of casinos.

But there’s one tiny problem Liam didn’t count on—the feisty redhead isn’t about to go down easily. She’s fighting him every step of the way…and he’s starting to like it.

I hope you enjoy it! If you do, please consider leaving a short review on Amazon or Bookbub. It would mean a lot to me.

Have fun with Liam and Kate!

Sexing Up the Spy by Tina Holland @haveubeenaughty.

A warm welcome to Tina Holland, as she shares her latest romance, Sexing Up The Spy!


Title: Sexing Up The Spy.

Series:  Caulfield Cowboys Prequel

Author:  Tina Holland

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Release Date:  April 2, 2019


Lexi Andrews keeps her erotic writing a secret but she’ll gladly risk exposure for the chance to work with “Killer” spy creator Jake Stone. While Jake is hesitant to work with anyone, he’ll meet Lexi to appease his female fans. They hatch a plan to rehearse the love scenes and give Jake’s novel realism.

But what starts out as an experiment soon takes on a life of its own. Jake’s deadline doesn’t seem as pressing as Lexi’s lovely body. Can Jake and Lexi keep their hands off each other long enough to “Sex up the Spy”?




“Lexi, are you in there!”

A muffled voice came through her dreams. Lexi’s head screamed and she was

damn uncomfortable, “Go away,” Who was at the door this late? Sounded like Jake,

“Jake, come back tomorrow!” She shouted back. Lexi rolled over. The sun blinded her.

Oh, crap! Sunlight!

She shot up like a springboard.

“I’ll be right there!” She fell to the floor with a loud thud trying to run to the door.

While she slept, Lexi’s usual thrashing tangled her up in the afghan. “Are you okay?”

Jake called from the other side.

“Fine.” She started to pull the afghan off her feet, but the knots were stuck through

her fishnets. Great, just great. She managed to raise herself up and shuffle to the door

like a penguin. She threw the door open, but the action propelled her forward. Lexi lost

her balance and collapsed once again.


Jake looked down at Lexi sprawled on the floor, “Are you alright?” he lowered

himself to help Lexi get to her feet.

“Sorry, I’m all tangled. The knots of the afghan got caught up in my fishnets.”

“Why are you still wearing last night’s clothes?”

Lexi turned red, “I wanted to get some cleaning done before you came over. Guess I

fell asleep.” She teetered forward, while motioning her hand around the house. Jake

caught her along her back and under her knees, lifting her against his chest.

“Where do you want to go?”

“The bedroom.”

“Lexi, I do love your line of thought.” He winked at her.

“I need to shower and change, of course,” she hit his chest playfully, “Go that way,”

Lexi pointed to the opposite wall. Jake started in the direction, “Turn right.”

Jake took in the surroundings of the room, soft green walls, dark brown wood

furniture, and sheer off-white curtains. It suited Lexi and more to the point, him. He could

seduce her in this room. At least it wasn’t pink with stuffed animals everywhere. He

shuddered remembering his first time with his high-school sweetheart, Fran Something.

Jake never was good at names.

“Do you need anything else?” Jake asked with anticipation, depositing Lexi on the


“I don’t think so.”

“Alright, I’ll go wait in the living room.”


Jake no sooner closed the door than a loud THUMP came from the other side of it,

“Are you okay?” he peeked back into Lexi’s bedroom.

Lexi was face-first on the floor trying to get back up. She looked like a bright

caterpillar inching its way along the wooden floor. “It seems I need help taking off these

stockings,” she said, without even looking up.

Jake smiled wide. “My pleasure.” He helped Lexi back up onto the bed and looked

into her sea-green eyes. She seemed to stare at him mesmerized, mouth agape. Lexi

darted her pink tongue out to lick her lips. Jake let out a guttural exhale.

“The afghan,” she spoke at last.

“Of course.” Jake looked down at her black stockings and wondered how to

accomplish the task at hand without seducing Lexi. Why not seduce her? It was good

practice, and really, what was the worst that could happen? She might say ‘no’. Jake

could live with a ‘no’. He wondered if he would regret not touching her.


Buy Links:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Sexing-Up-Spy-Prequel-Caulfield-ebook/dp/B07NRWFW33

B&N:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131032063

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sexing-up-the-spy-1

About the Author:  Tina Holland was born in Frankfurt, Germany and is now settled in the Red River Valley of North Dakota.  She lives on a hobby farm and enjoys horseback riding, camping, traveling, and reading books by her favorite authors.

Tina has been published since 2005 and continues to pen new stories for her readers.  She is a member of RWA, Writers Zen Garden, and the F-M Word Weavers.


Author Social Links:

Website – http://www.tinaholland.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/author.tina.holland/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/haveubeenaughty

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/tina_holland

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/haveubeenaughty/





Shepherds and Lambs by @rosereywriter.

Some time ago, author Rosemary Rey asked me to beta read her new book, Shepherds and Lambs. Folks, I am so glad I did. Even though I read an early copy, I was riveted. Rosemary has spun such an engaging read, and I just had to invite her to share it here on my blog.

I urge you to grab a copy of this exciting romantic suspense today!

Shepherds and Lambs by Rosemary Rey

 Dr. Grace Shepherd is living her best life as a professor at a small liberal arts college in rural Maine where she teaches students the sexual values and mores of societies, while also running a micro-farm. But when FBI Agent Andrew Wolff shows up to investigate the poisoning of her estranged cult-leader father, High Shepherd Collin A. Shepherd, everything Grace has done to shake off her toxic past goes up in smoke.

Now, Grace must return to her father’s home in Northern California—the Glen, residence to devotees of a centuries’ old sex cult—to help Agent Wolff gain access to the estate in order to solve her father’s murder, and hopefully discover a well-hidden secret from her own past. Unfortunately, access isn’t so easy to come by, particularly when Grace meets the sexy interim High Shepherd, Cordero Monteverde, and learns her father left her the entire Glen estate and a promise to reveal the answer to the twenty-eight-year family secret, under one condition. She must submit to Cord and the rules of the Glen.

Grace can either play the part of a Lamb to Cord’s sexually intense Shepherd, and acquire the information that will reveal her own identity and place in the world, or get in bed—literally—with Wolff in order to investigate her father’s murder, bringing her closure and the chance to return to her old life. Torn between two men, Grace must decide if her own thirst for answers is reason enough to maintain the secrets of the Glen or if it’s time to let her father’s legacy go once and for all.

If you like Romantic Suspense, Shepherds and Lambs can be found on:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Us8Haw

iTunes: https://apple.co/2uCLeoK

B&N: https://bit.ly/2uBXFkB

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2CRP6Xn

SWs: https://bit.ly/2I5QskL

 For US readers, there’s a Goodreads giveaway until April 15, 2019, for a chance to win one out of ten eBooks of Shepherds and Lambs: https://bit.ly/2OG0JFA

At ten-years-old Rosemary Rey never imagined that setting a heavy Smith-Corona typewriter on her lap to type out short stories, smudging black typewriter ribbon ink on her small fingers, would be the start of her writing career. After rediscovering Romance, Erotica, and Contemporary Women’s Fiction, she left her law practice in 2013 to write her first Romantic Suspense novel before turning forty. Her first book, Rebound, became the first book in her Pentagon Group series. Her favorite story lines contain plot twists and cliffhangers. When she’s not writing, she’s watching sports, Hallmark Romance and Movies and Mysteries films on repeat, and The Golden Girls before drifting off to sleep; she hopes to be as sexy and alluring as Blanche in her second half of life. Rosemary Rey lives in the Midwest with her husband and three children.

You can find Rosemary Rey:

Website: www.rosemaryrey.com

email: rosemary.rey.writer@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosereywriter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosemaryreywriter

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/rosemary-rey

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8294728.Rosemary_Rey

 Thank you and Happy Reading.


Rosanna’s recommended reads from @EKingstonBooks @FarahHeron @AlyssaColeLit @suleikhasnyder @Eve_Silver.

As you know, I like to do this regular feature here at the blog, in which I share some of the romance books that I have recently enjoyed. This has been a stellar year of reading for me. I’m sure I won’t need to twist your arm on any of the following books, because you’ve likely already heard of these fine authors.

And for those of you who haven’t, consider your arm twisted!

I’d like to start with Farah Heron’s The Chai Factor. I had the pleasure of meeting Farah in person at the 2018 Northern Hearts conference, and was so excited to read her debut. Full disclosure: I haven’t finished it yet but probably will this weekend. I’m this close! However, I have read enough to know I can recommend it heartily. This book isn’t simply a wonderful, sweet romance. It tackles some difficult topics, and does so with honesty and integrity. I know you’ll enjoy it.

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I just finished Elizabeth Kingston’s The King’s Man, and am so glad I did. It’s been on my to-be-read list forever, and quite frankly, after reading this one I have added all her other books to my list. What I love about this story is it shows us a period of history we don’t normally see in historical romance. This one takes place during the reign of King Edward I, and Elizabeth brings this intriguing world to light. Great characters and a great plot.

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Eve Silver has long been one of my favourite authors. I first discovered her when I read Demon’s Hunger years ago. When I heard she had a gothic romance series, I was all over it. Gothic romance is my catnip! Book 1 of her Dark Gothic series is Dark Desires. This was an absolute page turner. The romance is sexy and it features a memorable leading couple, as well as a Jack the Ripper subplot. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Did I mention Dark Desires is a freebie? Well, it is!

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Alyssa Cole was won a place on my favourites shelf with A Princess in Theory. I was tickled to discover this fine romance and series this year. Quite frankly, this book is everything everyone said it would be, and more. This charming romance has humor, engaging characters and a fairy tale plot. This isn’t just a fun read, it’s a memorable read, and if you haven’t picked up any of Alyssa’s books yet, I might just hop through your computer and slap your wrist. So get on it!

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Suleikha Snyder is another terrific author that I discovered this year. Her book Tikka Chance on Me has all the emotion and conflict of a full-length novel, expertly delivered through this wonderful novella. This one made me smile so much. I adored the banter between the protagonists, Pinky and Trucker. This story is filled with sexual tension and even hotter love scenes, and it will also remind you there are risks worth taking. A sheer delight.

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Well, there you have it! I hope these recommendations find a way onto your bookshelf or ereader very soon.

The best part? I’m still reading and discovering, so I hope to have another of these posts for you soon. Happy reading!

Giving the Muse a break. #amwriting

If you’ve been following the progress of my Handymen series, you’ll know I just finished A Gentle Man, Handymen 2. It was a long road, and often bumpy, but I made it to the end. Some books are like that. They take a little bit more out of you. However, it is now in the hands of my publisher and I hope to announce a release date soon.


I finished it at the perfect time. You see, my day job just got busier because of a new project and I was asked to take on more hours, which I was thrilled to do. I knew in accepting those hours that I’d have to put off any other writing projects for a few weeks, but that’s okay. After the experience I had writing A Gentle Man, frankly, I could use a break.

Of course, I told myself when I accepted those extra hours I’d still find time to write here and there. “You’ll sneak in an hour at night or on the weekends. It’ll be great!”

Here’s the thing. I really haven’t.

And, honestly, I’m not sure I could right now. I’m exhausted when night time rolls around. My day is packed with activity, much of it involving attention to tiny details. And, as I’ve learned, my brain can only handle so much at one time. I’m not being derogatory. I’m being realistic. We have to cut ourselves some slack. We can’t do it all.

Very often, my writer wheels are turning, even when I’m doing other things. I’m always going over plot points in my head, or creating new characters. Lately, I haven’t been. My Muse has gone on holiday, and she’s currently sipping a cerveza on a sunny beach somewhere. I think she might have needed the break.

So, I’m letting her have that much-needed vacation, and I hope to recharge my creative batteries at the same time. And when my project at the day job ends and my regular schedule resumes, I hope to tackle my writing with renewed energy and ideas.

In the meantime, please stay tuned for all the details on A Gentle Man, Handymen 2!

And if you haven’t picked up your copy of A Good Man, Handymen 1, I hope you’ll do so today.

Grab your copy of A Good Man here!

Kane by Jen Davis @RedHotBooks.

Title: Kane
Series: Cooper Construction #2
Author: Jen Davis
Genre: Dark MC Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 26, 2019




I know how it feels to lose everything—to watch my world crash down around me, unable to do shit about it.
I was a broken man when the Skulls took me in. They helped me pick up the pieces, became my family, earned my loyalty.
Then my past storms back into my life with spiky heels and an attitude to match, and my loyalty is tested. Amanda doesn’t just own the company I work for, she owns my heart. She’ll always own it, even though her betrayal sent me into hell in the first place
But being together now is not as simple as it was back then. We’ve both changed. After thirteen years, we’re worlds apart. I don’t belong in her world, and she wants nothing to do with mine.
Problem is, I don’t think I can let her walk away from me…not again.


Jen started her love affair with romance novels, first as a reader, then as a reviewer and blogger. She launched the Red Hot Books blog in 2010 and jumped into Book Twitter shortly after.


She is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Together, they’re raising two kids, a cat, and a dog who is afraid of his own shadow.
Jen spends her days working as television journalist and her nights curled up with a good book.