Weekend Writing Warriors – 11/30/14

Thanks for sharing my excitement over the Hot Nights in St. Blaise boxed set release!

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I’ve been sharing bits and pieces from the series all month and today I have 8 lines from book #12, Daring Miss December – also a 2014 Passionate Plume finalist!

“It won’t change the fact that we’ve slept together—”

“No one can prove that.”

“I would never deny it,” he said with quiet finality. “I won’t make us a lie, Anne.”

Oliver rose from the chair, unfolding his lanky frame inch by gorgeous inch. When he stood tall and proud, he tugged his cuffs from the sleeves of his flawlessly tailored jacket and shrugged. As if tossing away the career he’d built over the course of a lifetime meant less than nothing.

“As a doctor, I can tell you that not loving you would be the worst possible threat to my heart health.”

Daring Miss December_Maggie Wells

Straight-laced hospital administrator Oliver Watkins has the heart of a rebel.

Coming of age in the free-wheeling seventies meant that Oliver’s rebellion manifested itself in always doing precisely what he was expected to do.

With his wife gone and his daughter grown, the survival of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center has become his main focus in life. That is, until the results of a routine blood test give him the nudge he needs to indulge in forbidden fruit.

Dietician Anne Silverstein has enjoyed a smorgasbord of experiences, but none shaped her life more dramatically than finding a lump in her breast at the ripe old age of twenty-six. In the years since she triumphed over death, Anne has learned to embrace life by taking each new day as it comes.

When Ollie Watkins, stumbles into her office looking for more than a few tips on lowering his cholesterol, throwing caution to the wind is a no-brainer for free-spirited Anne. But the home remedies Anne and Oliver cook up together leave them both ravenous for more. Suddenly one finds one day at a time is not enough and the other fears it’s way too much.

Don’t forget, all the set includes all 12 novellas for only $0.99, but only for a limited time! If you read something you like, please tell your friends!

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It’s release day!

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HOT NIGHTS IN ST. BLAISE by Maggie Wells

The Complete Calendar Collection – January – December

Welcome to St. Blaise

Home of the Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center

When the St. Blaise Regional Medical Center Board of Directors hired hometown girl, Beth Watkins, to jump-start their public relations, they never imagined she’d be stripping their most prominent doctors, nurses, and support staff down to their birthday suits in order to beef up the hospital’s bank account.

Six men and six women were chosen to represent the best and brightest of this little town nestled in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest. They also happened to be the hottest tickets in town. Soon the fundraising calendar is spiking temperatures throughout the Show Me state, and the men and women of St. Blaise are setting their small-town nights on fire.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – 11/23/14

This is it! The whole Hot nights in St. Blaise series will be available in a boxed set later this week!

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I’ve been sharing bits and pieces from the series all month and today I have 8 lines from book #8, August Awakening – A 2014 Passionate Plume finalist and the cover shot that graces the whole boxed set!

“Chunky Monkey girls don’t fool around when it comes to matters of the heart. You’d better be careful.”

“Huh?” He blinked, taken aback by Doreen’s dire warning.

“It’s the bananas, I guess.” She tossed off a shrug as if he was supposed to be keeping up. “I still say any woman who wants to shackle herself to one man is bananas, but you can’t tell a Chunky Monkey girl anything.” A small, sly smile tilted her lips.

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The only things Jennifer Clyburn admits being addicted to are Caramello bars, shoe sales, and diet cherry Cokes from the Sonic. But there is one advantage to being ordered to attend alcohol awareness classes—she gets to spend a good hour each week ogling local bad boy, Alex Stephenson.

Once the crowned prince of St. Blaise, Alex grew up spoiled rotten and cocky as hell. The world was his oyster up until the day everything spun out of control. The red Corvette he got for his eighteenth birthday was a total loss. So was the sixteen-year-old girl in his passenger seat.

Ten years later, scarred and broken, Alex is back in St. Blaise leading the local recovery meetings and hoping to spare someone the guilt and grief he’ll carry with him the rest of his life.

Jenny Clyburn seems to be the kind of good-time girl he used to love, but he’s smart enough to recognize the demons that drive her. Her smart mouth is temptation incarnate, and her docile nature a siren song. Unable to resist, Alex takes it upon himself to teach her the best ways to master her impulses and surrender to that which she can’t control.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – 11/16/14

Psst! Guess what today is? It’s my birthday!

To celebrate, I thought I’d share 8 lines from one of my personal favorites in the Hot nights in St. Blaise series, book #7 Roman Candles:

His fingertips dug into her hips and she circled them in a move he could only call retaliation. Grinding his molars, he relaxed his grip. “Are you going to kiss me or what?”

“You said you were going to follow my lead,” she reminded him.

“I suck at following, but I’m an excellent beggar.” His body bowed as the plea rolled through him. “Please.”

“Oh, you are good,” she murmured.

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Pediatrician Mario Debrizzio is a single woman’s dream come true. He’s successful and confident, owns a gorgeous old home that cries out for a family, and is as talented in the kitchen as he is in the bedroom.

But when he loses his cool on the job, Dr. Debrizzio finds himself front and center with SBRMC’s chief headshrinker. Dr. Sophie Bernard is more than pleasant to look at, but the last thing he wants is to let the woman who has already messed with his head go poking around in there.

No amount of distance can keep Dr. Sophie Bernard safe from the memory of the scorching kiss she and Mario shared at the SBRMC Christmas party. The man was hot as a firecracker and every bit as dangerous. She was also married at the time…technically.

Long after her divorce is final, Sophie fights the attraction. But when Mario holds a flame to her fuse, her fear and frustration explodes into a passion that burns up the hot summer night.

Don’t forget – the boxed set comes out the week of November 25th, and you will be able to grab all 12 novellas for just $0.99!

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/9/14

As I shared last week, the whole Hot nights in St. Blaise series will be available in a boxed set later this month!

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To celebrate, I’m going to share bits and pieces from the series. Here are 8 lines from book #4, Always Miss April:

“It’s official, you’ve made me crazy.”

“Only took an afternoon,” Marilyn said as she sat up and pulled her dress closed over her still heaving chest.

“Plus a few decades,” he muttered.

She sat back in the seat, blowing out an exhausted breath. “I’m not as bendy as I used to be.”

“None of us are,” he grumbled. He shot her a dark glare. “I should arrest myself.”

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The tender feelings Sheriff Delavan Cormack has for his lifelong best friend, Marilyn Dumbrowski, are the worst kept secret in a tiny town where everyone knows everyone else’s business.

When Marilyn’s teenage son starts acting out, Del uses his badge and their friendship to force the marriage he has wanted for too damn long. What Del didn’t know was the cool, competent ER nurse and hardworking single mom has been keeping a secret that has her burning red hot day and night.

With everything he dreamed of having in the palm of his hand and so much more than he bargained for happening in the bedroom, Del is faced with figuring out exactly how far he’s willing and able to go when he discovers that the power of his love may not be enough to satisfy the woman he adores.

That’s all for this week, friends! Be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warriors excerpts!

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/2/14

Guess what, gang? I’m getting boxed!

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The whole Hot nights in St. Blaise series will be available in a boxed set later this month! To celebrate, I’m going to share bits and pieces from the series. Here are 8 lines from book #1, Jumping Mr. January:

“I thought you thought I was a dumb jock.”

“Would it have mattered?”

“Mattered to me,” he said, turning to glance at her.

She pursed her lips and studied him for a moment. “Not in the least. I wanted to get in the back seat of that hot Buick you drove.”

He sputtered a laugh and turned onto a lane paved with sparse gravel and packed earth. “The words hot and Buick don’t belong in the same sentence.”

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When she pitched the  idea for The Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center fundraising calendar to her Board of Directors, Beth Watkins thought she wrote the perfect prescription for the small town hospital’s budget shortfall.The moment she got a green light, Beth went after the man she wanted to be her Mr. January and so much more.

She had no time to waste.

Hunky EMT Robert ‘Spence’ Spencer was leaving for medical school within weeks of the photo shoot she arranged and there was no way on earth Beth was going to miss the chance to sneak a peek at her old high school crush in all his glory.

Focused and dedicated, Spence wants bigger things than his hometown can offer, but when brainy, sexy Beth Watkins breezes into St. Blaise with a plan to get into his pants, he finds she’s the one woman who can offer him something he doesn’t want to refuse.

That’s all for this week, friends! Be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warriors excerpts!

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Weekend Wriing Warrior – June 22, 2014

As I shared last week, I’ve been named a finalist for Passionate Ink RWA’s 9th annual Passionate Plume contest not once, but TWICE! Wow1 Both August Awakening (Hot Nights in St. Blaise #8) and Daring Miss December (Hot Nights in St. Blaise #12)

To celebrate I’m sharing 8 sentences from Daring Miss December!

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Serotonin, adrenaline, dopamine, and oxytocin…a kiss was far more powerful than most
people knew. He tried to keep himself sane through the course of it, but he was fighting a
losing battle. The potent neurotransmitter-hormone cocktail wasn’t making his head spin. It was the scent of fresh rosemary on her skin and her thigh pressed against his hip. Her supple curves cushioned his body. The cares and worries he’d carried right up to her doorstep fell away. His knees felt wobbly and desire gnawed at his gut. She sighed, and that gusty wisp of pleasure filled him with the power to conquer anything.

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Blurb:

It’s never too late to learn the truth about love…if you dare.

Straight-laced hospital administrator Oliver Watkins has the heart of a rebel.

Coming of age in the freewheeling seventies meant that Oliver’s rebellion manifested itself in always doing precisely what he was expected to do. With his wife gone and his daughter grown, the survival of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center has become his main focus in life. That is, until the results of a routine blood test give him the nudge he needs to indulge in forbidden fruit.

Dietician Anne Silverstein has enjoyed a smorgasbord of experiences, but none shaped her life more dramatically than finding a lump in her breast at the ripe old age of twenty-six. In the years since she triumphed over death, Anne has learned to embrace life by taking each new day as it comes.

When Ollie Watkins, stumbles into her office looking for more than a few tips on lowering his cholesterol, throwing caution to the wind is a no-brainer for free-spirited Anne. But the home remedies Anne and Oliver cook up together leave them both ravenous for more. Suddenly one finds one day at a time is not enough and the other fears it’s way too much.
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Weekend Writing Warrior – 5/4/14

It’s May already and I have nothing prepared! Here’s a quick eight from book #5 in my Hot Nights in St. Blaise series – Mr. Mayhem.

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“Melanie.”

She tried to stifle a smile but failed miserably. The trembling of his muscles wasn’t from the strain of harnessing his lust or the result of pleasure rippling through that long, lean body. No, this time those glorious little quakes were the result of a blast of air conditioning and a lack of coverings. He was naked. And completely at her mercy.

A low growl accompanied another fierce tug on the nylons tethering him to the bed. “Don’t pull, you’ll only make them tighter,” she warned.

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Mr. Mayhem

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Lab tech Melanie Curtis claims Dr. Marc Mayhew’s shy smile won her vote for Mr. May, but the fact is she’s been aching to get a taste of the delicious Pathologist’s mochachino skin since the moment she set eyes on him.

Quiet and reserved, Marc was happy to take refuge in his research until she walked into his lab. He tried to ignore the attraction that sparked and sizzled each time she drew near, all too aware of the strict edicts issued by the hospital’s Human Resources department, but he couldn’t deny that he wouldn’t mind subjugating himself to his bossy little subordinate. Over and over again.

The only variable he couldn’t predict was how far Melanie was willing to go to get the results she expected. When she tests his mettle, Marc finds he’s more than willing to risk everything on a case of chemistry run amok if it means he can claim her as his. For keeps.

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Book giveaway!

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I’m participating in the Whole Lot of Love Giveaway sponsored by ArkansasAuthors.com!

Enter to win books from:

Adrienne Thompson – eBook copy of Your Love Is King

Amy Matayo – winner’s choice of either an eBook or an autographed print copy of The Wedding Game

Cynthia D’Alba – Three eBooks of Texas Two Step: The Prequel (short story) and One eBook of Texas Two Step (1 copy to 1 winner)

Keri Ford – one eBook of Rough Ride (The Roughnecks, 1)

Lynda Kaye Frazier – winner’s choice of either an eBook or an autographed print copy of Rescued from the Dark

Maggie Wells – St. Blaise bundle (3 titles to 1 winner): Jumping Mr. January, February’s Fling, March Madness and a Love Letters bundle (2 titles to 1 winner) Love Letters Volume 1: Obeying Desire, Love Letters Volume 2: Duty to Please

Margaret Ethridge – eBook of Long Distance Love (1 copy to 1 winner) and Commitment (1 copy to 1 winner)

Mary Frances Hodges – an autographed print copy of Miss Mary Margaret. Book II

Rebekah Beene – an autographed print copy of Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word

Richard Emmel – an autographed print copy of Louisa

Shannon Vannatter – an autographed print copy of Rodeo Hero and Rodeo Queen (1 copy to 1 winner)

Velda Brotherton – eBook of Images In Scarlet  

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/1/13

Hard to believe it’s December and we’ve been through a whole year of Hot Nights in St. Blaise! Want to see how it all started? Meet Beth and Spence from Jumping Mr. January:

Again he shrugged, as if it were remotely fair for him to be standing there looking like…Mr. January. “I missed you.”

“Spence—”

The toes of his boots stopped shy of the pointy tips of her shoes and she forced herself to hold her head high as his gaze swept from her hair to the spiked heels and back again. “That’s all there is to it,” he said, his voice soft, seductive, and oh-so-dangerous. “You can’t stop me from missing you, Beth.”

“We agreed—”

“We were stupid.”

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Jumping Mr. January

When she pitched the idea for The Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center fundraising calendar to her Board of Directors, Beth Watkins thought she wrote the perfect prescription for the small town hospital’s budget shortfall.

The moment she got a green light, Beth went after the man she wanted to be her Mr. January and so much more. She had no time to waste. Hunky EMT Robert ‘Spence’ Spencer was leaving for medical school within weeks of the photo shoot she arranged and there was no way on earth Beth was going to miss the chance to sneak a peek at her old high school crush in all his glory.

Focused and dedicated, Spence wants bigger things than his hometown can offer, but when brainy, sexy Beth Watkins breezes back into St. Blaise with a plan that includes getting into his pants, he finds she is the one woman who can offer him something he doesn’t want to refuse.

Be sure to check out all 12 of the Hot Nights in St. Blaise novellas – available now!

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