Blog Tour: At Last by Susan Thatcher

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The Elizabeth Gardner trilogy

by Susan Thatcher

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These Foolish Things is a response to all the love stories that begin with young lovers and end immediately after mutual declarations of love. Life continues after youth and love can happen anytime, anywhere.

At Last” picks up where “These Foolish Things” leaves off. Elizabeth Gardner and Ty Hadley seem destined for “happily ever after,” but fate has challenges in store that could tear them apart. Is their love strong enough to survive?

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“Well, this afternoon promises to be a good time,” Liz commented as she rinsed her hair.
“Why’s that, Babe?” Ty asked over the hiss of the shower.
“OB-GYN visit and mammogram, so much fun. ‘Mrs. Hadley, good to see you. We’ve devised some new tortures to visit upon your body in the name of practicing medicine, beginning with a nicely chilled speculum and ending with the pressurized fun of a mammogram. Welcome to your mid 40s, Elizabeth,’” Liz answered. “‘By the way, did we remember to recommend that you have a colonoscopy, too? Just a thought.’”
She heard Ty chuckling. “You make sure that prostate stays in good working order, Ty. I’m not done with it yet.”
“You got it,” he said laughing.
Liz raised her left arm over her head and began making firm circles on the skin of her left breast with her right hand,
feeling for irregularities underneath. “Okay, so far, so good.”
“What’s that?” Ty asked.
“Breast self-exam,” Liz answered. “Every month, like clockwork, haven’t missed in 9 years.” She put her right arm
over her head and repeated the procedure on the right breast.
“Want me to do it for you?” Ty asked. “Be no trouble at all.”
Liz laughed, “Thanks for the offer, but it’s not really all…that…ero…tic…” The circling stopped and she returned
to the spot and felt again.No, she hadn’t imagined it. “No. Oh, God.”
The shower curtain snapped aside.
“What just happened?” Ty’s eyes were fixed on her hand. He reached out to touch, imitating Liz’s hand and circling,
pressing her wet flesh. “You found something?” Liz heard the fear in his voice.
“I’m not sure,” she admitted, “Could be my imagination. Could be a cyst.”
“Could be cancer,” Ty finished hoarsely. He yanked a towel off the rack and wrapped Liz in it, sarong-style, then
pulled her close. They stood there for a minute, Liz holding as tightly to Ty as he held her. He was only wearing a
towel around his waist and Liz needed the intimate contact of skin to skin.
“God damn it,” she heard Ty growl, “God damn it.” She could feel the anger in him beginning to build.
Liz put her hand on his shoulder and squeezed. She slid her hand up to Ty’s face and looked into his eyes.
Quietly, she said, “Look. This may be nothing, okay? Let’s stay calm until we know for sure.” She brought Ty’s
face down for a kiss that took on more urgency the longer it lasted.
Ty broke off first. “I love you, Liz. I don’t want to think about losing you.” He kissed her forehead and left his lips
pressed to it. “Ever.”
He kissed her again. “That’s it. I’m coming to the doctor with you.”
Liz buried her face in his shoulder, smiling. “No, Counselor. I can handle this. Besides, if there is a lump, the doctor
will refer me to someone else for a biopsy and that will take a few days to schedule, so you’d be terrorizing the
doctor today for no good reason. Take it out on opposing counsel instead, okay?” She kissed Ty again, deeply. “I
love you.”
“I love you, Liz,” Ty said. “Sure you’re okay with doing this by yourself?”
“Done it before, remember? I know the drill.” Liz felt him relax slightly.
Luckily, Liz thought, she’d done pretty good job of hiding her own terror.

susan thatcher author of at lastAuthor Bio:

Susan Thatcher was born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, graduating from the University of Vermont (including a stint in Salisbury, South Australia as an exchange student starting in January 1982. She hates winter that much). She contributed occasional articles to UVM’s newspaper, the Vermont Cynic.  Susan has also contributed to Morning Edition on NPR (they read her letter on the air.), the Boca Raton News and, a news parody website. Susan also earned a Juris Doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center.

She presently lives in Southern California because the climate and topography suit her.  And she is writing more material. .

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Fall into Romance Hop with The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews HopFall into Romance Hop with The Romance Reviews September 13-21, 2013

My very favorite and first romance novel I ever read is Iris Johansen’s The Beloved Scoundrel published September 1994. I keep buying this book every three or four years. I absolutely love this book because it has hot sex, crazy family members, adventure, mystery, seduction, tragedy, and a great love story.
And I want to share my love of this book and a signed copy of Animal Attraction, an anthology. Signed by all four authors, Lori Foster, Heidi Betts, Maisey Yates and Jules Bennett. All you have to do to enter is tell me your favorite go-to novel.

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Marianna Sanders realized she could not trust this dark and savagely seductive stranger who had come to spirit her away across the sea. She possessed a secret that could topple an empire, a secret that Jordan Draken, the duke of Cambaron, was determined to wrest from her. In the eyes of the world the arrogant duke was her guardian, but they both knew she was to be a prisoner in his sinister plot — and a slave to his exquisite pleasure.


For years, brilliant, deadly Jordan Draken had schemed to destroy the emperor who threatened everything he valued most in the world. Now that he held this defiant woman who was the key to his final triumph, he felt a fierce sense of satisfaction… and the first stirring of desire. She was only supposed to be a pawn in his plans, but once alone with his captive, Jordan realized she was a prize he could never surrender.

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Four of today’s most popular romance authors introduce four sizzling new tales of finding love unexpectedly—with a little help from man’s best friend. Includes an all-new Buckhorn Brothers story from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster!

The authors are donating all of their proceeds from Animal Attraction to the Animal Adoption Foundation of Hamilton, OH, a charitable organization.

Anthology includes: Buckhorn Ever After by New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster Imagine Me and You by USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates Gimme Shelter by USA TODAY bestselling author Heidi Betts Partner in Crime by Jules Bennett

Promo & Giveaway: A Mating Dance by Lia Davis

AMatingDance72A Mating Dance, Ashwood Falls #2

By Lia Davis

Warning: 18+,  Erotic Paranormal Romance, Ménage, m/m/f


Senior enforcer, Cameron Nickels has found her perfect mate. Blaine Andrews, leopard Pack Marshal, is strong, dominate, loyal, and passionate. He knows all her strengths and weaknesses—not to mention her pleasure points. Cam’s known Blaine most her life, but she’s always felt like something was missing and her jaguar refuses to fully accept him. Yet, she can’t walk away from him. When architect and sexy mountain lion shifter, Graham Griffin, comes to town to design the new den nursery and school, Cameron finds herself in a mating dance that throws her and her jaguar into flight mode while Blaine must decide if he cannot only share his mate, but welcome another.

After his lover walked out on him a year ago, Graham has no intentions of entering another relationship any time soon. But he realizes that the fates have other plans for him when he meets Blaine and Cameron. When his ex-lover’s children are chased into Ashwood territory by a group of rogues, he discovers the male he shared a life with had died freeing the kids from the Onyx Pack. Graham must work side-by-side with the two enforcers to uncover lies from the past while his heart opens to his true mates.

Warning: Contains one-hot headed leopard, a man who thought he’d lost it all, and a woman who is about to rub up against both in the best possible ways.


Other Ashwood Falls books:

Winter Eve (prequel)

A Tiger’s Claim (book 1)


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About the Author

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, graphic designer, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very activity imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing and designing are stress relievers that allow her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.


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When Sparks Fly Blog Hop July 4th-8th hosted by @TheBlogHopSpot

When Sparks fly Blog Hop Event is a huge giveaway from tons of bloggers and authors. I am giving away a signed hard cover copy of Dark Lover by J R Ward. All you have to do it tell me the answer to this question.

If you were deserted for a month with all the amenities of home, whom would you be stranded with?

Yes, the person can be a celebrity or a fictional character. Leave the answer in the comments, or enter any of those other ways. Winners will be notified immediately after the blog hop.

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#PrideBlogfest and the Winners are

First, before I announce the winners, I want to thank all our sponsors, Liquid Silver Books, Decadent Publishing, Rainbow eBooks, Rainbow Romance Writers, Dreamspinner Press, and all the authors that donated their time and books to this month long endeavor. (Even though I have the Toledo Pride Festival in August to still do).  I want to also give a shout out to my peeps that helped me pull this together from start to the really hard straight away, Columbus Pride Festival, and then the smooth almost bump free slide home. Thank you to: Deanna Wadsworth, your awesome and an little cray-cray but I love ya anyway; Ben, our resident Pal-Friday, who says underwear must match your shirt at all times; to Jacob, my DH, for letting me go and cause all sorts of trouble with half naked men; and to Patrick, for being ignoring my besty’s antics and by making our prize wheel; and lastly, to myself for being the SHIZZLE by having (stealing & taking credit from Deanna) this idea in the first place.


Now on to our winners, if you are a winner please email me at with your name and mailing address within 7 days (from today) or I will choose another winner in your place. You will be contacted by email also today.

(1) Grand Prize of an ereader and swag stuff goes to: Laurie P.

(3) Second Place Prizes of swag and ebooks goes to: Sin Chan, Shadow K. & Shelia

(3) Third Place prizes of ebooks and Print books: Emily W. ,Trix, & Casey H

A special thanks to those that we met along the way. If I didn’t mention your name, I am sorry, I will just blame the amount of booze we drank.

#PrideBlogfest Welcomes Raine Delight!

A Summer Night Fling

Paranormal M/M Short

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Cal Larson wasn’t expecting to find a hot sexy man stuck in a tree as he took his morning walk in the woods. When he meets Alex, sparks fly and these two find that love is waiting to claim them. Except Alex has a secret…one that may bring danger to Cal’s doorstep. Can Cal find it in his heart to accept Alex and let this summer fling turn into something much more?


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#PrideBlogfest Welcomes CJ Black!


CJ Black will be giving away one copy each of my books Illusion of Night and Memory in Shadow to a lucky commenter. Also there is an ongoing contest here for Memory in Shadow.



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A spectral war has torn the veils that separate life and death into pieces. Beings of the darkness slip through these rifts as armies of manIONCover wage a losing battle against the corporeal invaders.

Dane Tanderes was once a mortal man condemned to an unjust death, cursed to live as a fiend until such time as the gods decree him worthy of forgiveness. Now that he has escaped back to the world of the living he is determined to never again live in darkness. Dane is instrumental in the war against those he once called brethren, fighting to give his people a chance return to the light.

Vanlyn Sarn is the second son of a cruel lord. He lives a life of one of misery and degradation, despised by his brother and father for reasons known only to them. He is tasked by his father to journey deep into enemy territory and escort troops to aid in the fighting. However, Vanlyn knows the true nature of this mission. He is not expected to return.

When Dane takes Vanlyn prisoner, he plans to use the young prince as a pawn to seduce Vanlyn into betraying his kingdom and his people. But passion ignites red hot and Dane is torn between his burgeoning feelings for the young prince and doing what his honor demands. Which decision will lead him to what he desires most?

Memory In Shadow, Artist Lynn PerkinsCJ Black is a multi-published e-book author of erotic fiction novels and short stories, usually M/M, in the contemporary, fantasy and paranormal genres.



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#PrideBlogfest Welcomes Deanna Wadsworth!

deannabooksDeanna Wadsworth, MM Author, BFF and HBIC

Why PRIDE is awesome…

As a writer of LGBT books, it seems silly to say that going to a PRIDE event is not only awesome but an effective way to promo your books.  It’s sort of a DUH moment……

20130622_161259Or is it?

I have been to dozens of cons for writers and book signings/readings at libraries. And how many of them had a beer tent (lol you know a gal needs a refreshment) and THOUSANDS of potential readers?

Well, the answer would be none.

If you write any form of LGBT fiction, have you ever thought about promoting your books at a PRIDE event near you? Not only is it fun, but it20130622_160857 is a chance to meet the peeps who love your books, find new readers, AND give back to a community that will always be there for you.

I will be preparing another booth in August for Toledo Pride 2013 to help spread awareness about how much awesome LGBT fiction is available to readers. Sometimes they just don’t know where to look. As a writer the phrase m/m is second nature, but it has been surprising to me how many people do not know that term.

It is up to us as authors to educate the public.

Attending PRIDE events will help fans and future readers not only know how to find great LGBT books, but it will direct them right to your books.

And hell….let’s face it. It’s a lot of fun too!

If you have any ideas or Qs about how to organize a Pride event near you, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

And don’t forget you can enjoy a PRIDE SPECIAL freebie with a copy of BEAR IT ALL at and enter code: JE92L

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Bestselling erotica author Deanna Wadsworth leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her hubby of 16 years and two adorable cocker spaniels. Since 2010 she has published 13 erotic novellas and has already contracted two manuscripts in 2013, including her first full length novel, Easy Ryder which will be available later this summer. A wildly active imagination and a love of romance in all stages and incarnations inspire her to write Romance with Spice and Love without Boundaries.

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#PrideBlogfest Welcomes Avery Dawes!

Avery is giving away a copy of Mountain memories, and I going to throw in two Rainbow eBooks $5 Gift Cards. Comment on this post to be entered for today’s giveaway. And don’t forget to follow through the grand prize giveaway of the ereader and tons of other prizes.


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Avery Dawes

Torquere Press

Contemporary M-M Romance


After a painful breakup, Jackson “Jax” Chamberlain, pianist and composer, takes a solo trip to the mountains of Colorado for a refreshing change of scenery. Mason Lake, a ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, volunteers to staff a secluded patrol cabin through an oncoming snowstorm, partly to escape his sometime lover’s demands for a more serious relationship. An ill-advised hike and an animal attack bring Jax and Mason together, allowing them to wait out the storm and explore a heated passion.

Their bliss ends, however, with the arrival of an unexpected stranger, a bullet, and Mason’s lover. Will the men recover from such devastating wounds to find each other again?

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After growing up in Pennsylvania, Avery Dawes now makes her home south of the Mason-Dixon Line. She functions on copious amounts of sweet tea. Her independent-minded cat allows her plenty of time to create passionate stories full of good-looking men. Of course, life is too short for her characters not to live happily ever after. When not working, Avery can be found lounging on the beach, plotting stories and searching for new character inspirations.

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