TEXTING ALL HEARTS
by Various Authors
Texting All Hearts—Boxed Set
Seven Multi-Published Authors
What do rodeos, otherworldly encounters, exotic dancers, bondage, hot sex, refound love, and time travel have in common? Besides romantic, edge of your seat fun and intrigue, they all evolve from a single text. Seven multi-genre novellas that promise to heat your nights and warm your hearts.
Her Cowboy Dom (Bliss)
Tate Hardy’s best friend leaves him all his cattle if he spends thirty days on a ranch with a woman he wants but can't have. Jess is a nice girl, and Tate doesn't do nice. Jessica Campbell needs her brother’s cattle as collateral for a loan. To get rid of the sexy bull rider, she suggests he teach her about D/s. When he agrees, Jess gets more than she bargained for from her cowboy Dom.
Midnight Road (Lorelei Buckley)
Drew Mathews cherishes her deceased husband’s lingering spirit. When his best friend, Dominic, reveals her late spouse’s dark secrets, Drew's crushed. She turns to Dominic and neighbors for support and stumbles into a passionate love affair and a slew of bizarre commonalities restricted to the residents of Midnight Road. As mysteries unfold, inalterable conditions threaten her romantic relationship, her life, and possibly, the world.
A Lethal Affair (Debra Jupe)
With a rumored serial killer targeting exotic dancers, Daisy Piper is more than a little worried when her co-worker goes missing. Her concern escalates when a guy she’s never met shows up claiming her friend stole his laptop. A mild-mannered computer whiz on the surface, Miles Garton is a total contrast from the streetwise Daisy. But he’s on a mission of his own, making the jaded stripper suspicious. Fighting each other, a mutual attraction, and the truth, they team up to find the missing woman.
Sexting Texas (Darah Lace)
Texas Tallulah Taylor never thought she’d be turned on by a dirty text from a stranger, one that leads to a delicious sexting session with her best friend. Will Sanderson never thought the love of his life would see him as anything but a friend. Maybe sexting Texas will show her this cowboy aims to give her the ride of her life…for the rest of her life.
The Dom Delivers (Nese Lane)
He’s a Dominant, and she’s as vanilla as they come…
Designer Jenna Jaynes enjoys the safe bubble of her creative world, until her delivery guy bursts through and steals her heart. CFO Aden Kelley’s regimented world is thrown into chaos when a spitfire dressmaker captures his soul. Will the Dom convince vanilla to swirl?
Wounded Hearts (Linda LaRoque)
Sarah Lawson's fiancé Logan Miller died in Afghanistan. She receives a text from Brandon Perdue, one of his war buddies, who wants to meet and deliver a message from Logan. Physically and emotionally scarred, Brandon values Sarah's friendship. Sarah wants their relationship to deepen, but he fears she's projecting her feelings for Logan on to him.
Pale With Color (Susan JP Owens)
Cheyenne Clark doubts Captain Joseph Westerly’s beliefs about reincarnation, but a twenty-first century gal stuck in1862, during the Battle of Gettysburg, creates a new perception about philosophies and physics. After Joseph’s death, Cheyenne returns to her time period and anticipates his rebirth. Will Joseph find her?
Her Cowboy Dom:
“You need to be careful. There’s guys out there who don’t play nice. They won’t stop if you change your mind.”
“I can take care of myself.”
“If you wear that dress, I hope you can.” Tate cleared his throat and pushed off the counter to saunter toward her. “Because it makes you look like a slut.”
In one day Jess had been called a tramp and a slut. She wanted to hit someone and took a step toward Tate to meet his challenge. “I guess you would know since I understand whores are right up your alley.”
“Dammit.” He tore off his hat, tossed it toward the table, and yanked her against him. It was like hitting a brick wall. He held her tight and seized her lips in a punishing kiss.
A zing of heat raced through her. She dropped her purse and jacket. Her stilettos made her close to his height, and she wove her arms around his shoulders to get nearer to him. She wanted more. A whole lot more.
The kiss started out hard as if Tate was determined to prove a point or scare her, but then it changed. He took his time exploring her mouth with his tongue, making her stomach flutter.
Releasing her as if she’d zapped him with an electric cattle prod, he took a step back, his breathing as erratic as hers. “I’m sorry, Jess. I was out of line. I only meant to scare you out of going.”
“Have sex with me, and I won’t have to go out.” She sounded desperate and hated it. The need to have him gone battled with wanting him to stay, and she wasn’t sure which one she wanted more.
He frowned. “I can’t do that.”
“Why not.” She took a step toward him and almost stumbled on her purse. “Josh is gone. There’s no one here but you and me.”
“You’re wrong about that.” He moved backward until he hit the counter. “Josh will always be here between us.”
“I know you want me.”
“I don’t deny that, but nothing is going to happen between you and me.” He ran a hand down his face. “Just do me a favor and stay home. I don’t want to see you make a mistake and end up getting hurt, because then I’d have to go kick someone’s ass.”
Jess snatched her jacket and purse off the floor and stomped toward the back door, the sting of his rejection riding her hard. “Then I suggest you pack and hit the road to Seguin.”
“Don’t leave like this.”
“There’s chicken and dumplings on the stove. I may not be back till tomorrow morning, so lock the door on your way out.”
There was more than one way to break a cowboy. And she had Tate’s number. “Don’t worry, Tate. This isn’t my first rodeo.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Bio for Linda LaRoque
Linda LaRoque is a Texas girl, but the first time she got on a horse, it tossed her in the road dislocating her right shoulder. Forty years passed before she got on another, but it was older, slower, and she was wiser. Plus, her students looked on and it was important to save face.
A retired teacher who loves West Texas, its flora and fauna, and its people, Linda’s stories paint pictures of life, love, and learning set against the raw landscape of ranches and rural communities in Texas and the Midwest. She is a member of RWA, her local chapter of HOTRWA, NTRWA and Texas Mountain Trail Writers.
Linda writes contemporary western romances, time travel romances and futuristic romances.
Visit Linda at these locations.
Links for other authors:
Susan JP Owens
Web Site: www.SusanJPOwens.com