Wednesday, August 20, 2014

~~Author Wednesdays-Tina Donahue~~

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It's time for Author Wednesday on For Whom The Books Toll. Tina Donahue is my guest today.

Tina is one of 11 authors who got together for a new box set Brought To His Knees. Here are the details:

11 NEW romances by today’s hottest romance authors
The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him…until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds himself Brought to His Knees—in more ways than one.

This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and adventure, leave you breathless and quite possibly in need of a cold shower.

Enter with anticipation. Finish satisfied…

She has a proposition…to win their attention, passion, hearts.

For over a year, Mercy’s had her eye on Travis and Dutch, two of the hottest guys on the Oregon coast. Dark and dangerously virile, Travis owns a saloon that caters to bikers. Dutch looks like one, right down to his impressive tats, and operates a motorcycle repair shop on the premises.
When a position opens in the saloon’s kitchen, Mercy sees a way to be near these sinfully sexy men, wanting the job and lodging, her cabin snuggled between theirs.
Travis isn’t so sure about having Mercy nearby. She’s deliciously curvy, but too nice. He’s into temporary fun. To Dutch, forever is a dirty word.
Imagine their surprise when sweet little Mercy encourages wild nights of carnal pleasure with a dash of bondage and spanking…followed by friendship and tenderness.
Before she’s through, these tough guys will be the ones who’ve surrendered. 

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When she saw the kitchen, her hand went to her chest. Grease spatters and unwashed pans decorated the small, dingy space.

“Greg took off kind of fast,” Travis explained.

“Something about an outstanding warrant,” Dutch added. “He usually cleaned up after himself.”

She made a face at the inside of the stove. “When was the last time he really cleaned this?”

Dutch lifted his shoulders, feeling bad for her.

Sighing, she regarded the snug surroundings. Space enough for two. With three, it was crowded as hell, everyone practically on top of each other. The air too thick and charged. At least for Dutch. Mercy had pulled in her arms to avoid anything grimy, which plumped her breasts and deepened her cleavage.

Dutch’s legs went unsteady.

“Let me change and get my cleaning stuff,” she said. “I’ll have this place sparkling in no time.”

Travis didn’t step out of her way. “About what you’re wearing.”

“It’s really cute,” Dutch said, the words falling out of his mouth.

Mercy perked up. Travis frowned. “You can’t wear that around here.”

Surprise then confusion flickered across her face. “You mean while I cook.”

“I mean anywhere on the property.”

A flash of offense crowded out her first response. “Why?” She regarded her outfit. “What’s wrong with it?”

Nothing as far as Dutch was concerned.

Travis sighed. “When guys start drinking, they stop using their heads.”

Her slender eyebrows shot up. “They’re going to be drinking in my cabin? In the woods surrounding it? In my car?”

Dutch snickered.

Travis shot him a look then turned to her. “Of course not. But I don’t want you traipsing around here dressed like that.”

“Traipsing? Like I have all the time in the world, not two jobs?”

“Look, it’s my place,” he said. “And those are the rules.”

She spoke to Dutch. “What did Greg wear when he cooked?”

Dutch tried to recall. “Ah, jeans and an undershirt.”

“Want me to wear that?” she asked Travis. “Or would a burka be better?”

Dutch laughed.

Travis frowned. “I don’t want anyone attacking you.”

“Because I’m your employee?” she asked. “Or because they might find me attractive?”

Travis screwed up his mouth as though he’d tasted something shitty. “Because you’ll get hurt.”

“I can take care of myself.”

“Until you can’t,” he countered.

“What if I want to attack them?” She looked from him to Dutch and back. “Is that allowed?”

“You mean because you’re only looking for a good time?” Dutch asked. “Nothing permanent? No strings?”

“Sure. Isn’t that what makes the world go ’round?”

Not according to Travis, at least when it came to her. Dutch looked at his friend, his expression saying, ‘Hey fool, you were wrong.’

Or at least misguided. There was still that hint of worship about Mercy. However, she was proving to be as practical as they were. Looking for fun. Happy to settle for that.

Until she wasn’t.

Fuck. Travis’s warning still echoed in Dutch’s mind.

Travis mumbled, “Dress appropriately. That’s all I ask. And stay out of trouble. I’ve got enough shit to handle without having to rescue you.”

Her sass evaporated. She looked so hurt Dutch had to stop himself from hugging her, and risk all hell breaking loose.

“Don’t worry, you won’t,” she murmured. “Let me get my stuff so I can clean this place.”

Travis finally stepped out of her way. Mercy stopped, then turned back to him. “Thanks for letting me stay.” On her tiptoes, she cupped his face and brushed her lips over his.

Dutch gaped.

She hushed to Travis. “I really appreciate it.”

Before he could say anything or start breathing again, she moved into Dutch, cupping his face. His cock shot to attention at her feathery touch, his lids sliding down. Her lips weren’t cold from the Popsicle as he’d imagined, but soft and achingly warm. She smelled of something flowery and feminine. Alluring as hell.

“Thanks for helping me move my stuff in,” she whispered to him, then left the kitchen and saloon, heading to her cabin.


Dark Wolf Enterprises by A.M. Griffin
Murder, mayhem and imprinting with a hot wolf shifter… And they say being an accountant is boring.

Building Bridges by Amy Ruttan
A vet tech and a lone wolf rancher ride out a sudden storm, but can they weather the emotions they stir up in each other...

Three Strikes by Anya Richards
Two lonely men. One secret affair. Irresistible passion that will push them both to the breaking point, and beyond.

A Cowboy’s Seduction by Cynthia D’Alba
One exhausted cowboy + One uptight accountant x A tropical resort = A hot seduction. But who is seducing whom?

Born to Sin by Danica Avet
A tomboy in love makes a desperate attempt to seduce her best friend and succeeds beyond her wildest dreams. But this Alpha male isn’t easily tamed and has secrets that could very well tear them apart.

The Sound of Your Name by Felice Fox
Their silent erotic encounters change his luck and awaken his soul, but secrets and cowboy superstitions can only keep them apart.

Beneath the Pages by Jennifer Kacey
One wicked night with her did nothing but whet his appetite. Now he’ll settle for nothing less than her complete submission.

Cruising for Love by Lynne Silver
A vacation cruise comes with surprises—like the BDSM theme and her high school love, the one man she can’t resist.

Whipped by Sabrina York
A scalding attraction. An irresistible passion. A pity she’s the one woman he can never have…

Chief Sin by Sayde Grace
A taste of Sin isn’t enough. Instead she wants all of him, including the heart she once broke.

Make Me Surrender by Tina Donahue
When it comes to two of the hottest guys in town, she has a proposition…to win their attention, passion, hearts.

Author Bio:

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.

Contact Tine:
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I hope you enjoyed learning more about Brought To His Knees box set anthology!  It definitely sounds like a hot summertime read!!!

Please stop back next Wednesday when Brenna Zinn will be her.