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HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY by Adele Downs #99cents #Christmas #shortreads @Adele_Downs

Ready or not, the holidays are here! HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY is the standalone sequel to KISSING HER COWBOY a Lunchbox Romance meant to be read in about an hour. I hope you’ll pick up a copy for your eReader or tablet to get you into the holiday mood. Only .99! Available wherever ebooks are sold.

Join Trey and Daisy for their first Christmas together!

Excerpt:

“You’re quiet all of a sudden,” Trey said.

Except for the crickets, katydids, footfalls and sounds of horse’s hooves, the country night was still. She must have given him a vibe about the decision weighing on her mind, because Trey was usually comfortable with silence. He freed his arm from hers, rubbed a hand down her spine, and made little circles with his fingertips on the small of her back. The intimate gesture raised goose bumps over her skin, yet warmed her from the inside.

“I’ve been thinking,” she said. “There’s something I want to talk to you about.”

The moon had risen, and beneath its glow and the light of a billion stars, Trey’s brow furrowed. “Sounds serious.”

Daisy nodded. “Something I want to run by you.”

Trey pressed his hand more tightly to her back. “Then I want to hear about it. Let’s take care of Big Blue and eat supper. We can relax and talk and then decorate the tree. As it happens, I have something I want to discuss with you too.”

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Cowboy Christmas Stories – Only #99cents! @BoroughsPubGrp

The holidays are just around the corner! HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY is the perfect choice to get you into the holiday spirit. Only .99!

A Lunchbox Romance short story and the standalone sequel to KISSING HER COWBOY. Only .99!

Join Trey and Daisy for their first Christmas together.

“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” ~Will Work For Books

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Excerpt:

“You’re quiet all of a sudden,” Trey said.

Except for the crickets, katydids, footfalls and sounds of horse’s hooves, the country night was still. She must have given him a vibe about the decision weighing on her mind, because Trey was usually comfortable with silence. He freed his arm from hers, rubbed a hand down her spine, and made little circles with his fingertips on the small of her back. The intimate gesture raised goose bumps over her skin, yet warmed her from the inside.

“I’ve been thinking,” she said. “There’s something I want to talk to you about.”

The moon had risen, and beneath its glow and the light of a billion stars, Trey’s brow furrowed. “Sounds serious.”

Daisy nodded. “Something I want to run by you.”

Trey pressed his hand more tightly to her back. “Then I want to hear about it. Let’s take care of Big Blue and eat supper. We can relax and talk and then decorate the tree. As it happens, I have something I want to discuss with you too.”

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See how Trey and Daisy met in their first story KISSING HER COWBOY 

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING Blog Tour, March 9-17, #giveaways!

“Once again, Adele Downs creates the perfect love story.” 5★! ~Girl With Pen

Celebrating new release HER IMMORTAL VIKING with giveaways that include a Starbucks gift card and several free books by Adele Downs. Follow along, join the fun, and enter to win!

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The following book bloggers are my gracious hosts for the tour:

March 8: (Pre-Tour Kick-Off)

Romance Books 4 Us  Guest Post

March 9:

Here is What I Read

Inspire To Read

March 10:

Smile Somebody Loves You

First Page to Last

March 11:

Mythical Books

A Dirty Book Affair

Author Sandra Love

March 12:

Here Is What I Read

In The Pages of a Good Book

March 13:

Padme’s Library

*Lanie’s Book Thoughts  Review

Romantic Reads and Such

*The Hoarding Readers Corner  Review

March 14:

My Family’s Heart

March 15:

My Family’s Heart Blog

March 16:

Muffy Wilson Literotica

*Life With Two Boys  Review

*girlygirlbookreviews  Review

*Kimi’s Medieval Author Interview Blog  Review

Harlie’s Book Blog  Review

Ravyn Rayne

Inner Goddess Forum

March 17:

*Words, Words, Words Review

*Wanda Loves Books  Review

*Girl With Pen  Review (reposted)

*Cat’s Reviews  Review

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING, Amazon Top 100 Fairy Tale

HER IMMORTAL VIKING hit the Amazon Top 100 Fairy Tales category on release day and has received outstanding 5 Star reviews! Thank you!

If you would enjoy reading a modern day take on Norse mythology, I hope you’ll give the book a try. Here’s a little about the story:

Divine intervention. That’s all Penny asks. Freedom from overwork and mountainous debt. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, all hoping to draw the attention of someone—anyone—“up there.”

In the west, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a renowned Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god. Now, while Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to grant her wishes. But Penny is about to wake up, and so is every desire she’s ever known. To claim their fairy-tale ending, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name. Not only must his sword arm and courage stay strong, but their powerful love must cross the divide of a thousand years.

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NEW Release! HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs

It’s New Release Day!

For an author, release day is like Christmas and a birthday party rolled into one. Help me celebrate and spread the news!

HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs is a contemporary fantasy romance from Boroughs Publishing and available now!

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs

An original contemporary fairy tale inspired by Norse mythology

Divine intervention. That’s all Penny asks. Freedom from overwork and mountainous debt. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, all hoping to draw the attention of someone—anyone—“up there.”

In the west, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a renowned Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god. Now, while Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to grant her wishes. But Penny is about to wake up, and so is every desire she’s ever known. To claim their fairy-tale ending, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name. Not only must his sword arm and courage stay strong, but their powerful love must cross the divide of a thousand years.

Excerpt:

He smoothed her hair and rubbed a thick tendril between his thumb and forefinger. “I am Gunnar.” He pronounced the name Goo-nar.

An emblem of the sun, surrounded by a circle, had been branded on the back of his powerful hand. Penny touched the scar while he held a length of her hair, recognizing Freyr’s sacred insignia from her textbooks. “The pain must have been excruciating.” Without thinking, she lifted the old wound to her mouth and laid kisses along its perimeter before pressing a kiss to the icon inside.

Tremors vibrated across her lips when they touched the ancient symbol and her body tingled with the contact. The brand grew warm and then hot against her mouth, though it did not burn. She ran her tongue over the thick scars to erase the heat, and then licked the center, finishing with a tiny swirl.

Gunnar’s gasp of surprise was the last thing she expected when she lifted her head. He released her hair and drew away.

“I’m sorry. I don’t know what got into me. Have I offended you?” She’d always been popular with men, and comfortable around them, but her behavior with Gunnar was bold, even for her. She sat up. “Am I under some kind of spell?”

Gunnar shook his head. “I used my powers to heal you, but your free will remains intact.”

She searched his face for clues about what to do next, because desire shone behind the wary expression in his eyes. Something else shone there, too. Gratitude. Penny waited for Gunnar’s reply without letting go of his disfigured hand.

He said, “Kindness isn’t something I’m used to finding. Perhaps you’d be less inclined toward compassion if you knew what I’d done to deserve this brand of servitude.”

She reached out and draped an arm around his neck to bring him closer. Their gazes locked and held. Gunnar’s eyes were like pools of ice blue water that pulled her in and down.

Her breathing slowed while the sound of her heartbeat rushed blood through her ears. “I am Penelope. And if you’re from Alfheim, I know who and what you are. I just don’t understand why you’re here.” How could she deserve his rare, benevolent gifts? She was just an ordinary woman from an ordinary town, barely scraping by.

His warm breath grazed her cheek in shallow rushes, lifting goose bumps across her skin. His wide, firm mouth smelled of sweet ground parsley and fresh-picked mint. “Sometimes we get what we need, simply because we ask. That’s the beauty and power of the unexpected.”

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What Gunnar’s Old Norse Alfheim Might Look Like, Photos

Gunnar, the hero of HER IMMORTAL VIKING, comes from Alfheim, the place in Norse mythology between heaven and earth, in the west beyond the seas. Though my story is contemporary and written wholly from my imagination, the gods, Light Elves, Dwarves, and demi-gods in the tale were inspired by ancient lore.

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As I wrote my novella, I imagined what Alfheim (Elf Land) might look like and painted word images on the pages. On one of my trips to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, I photographed scenes that brought my setting to life.

Enjoy my vision of Alfheim.

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Coming Tuesday, February 24, 2015!

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APPEARING February 24!

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12 Tales For Christmas Anthology from BPG

Add reading for pleasure to your holiday season with 12 Tales for Christmas.

Revisit authors you love or discover new favorites!

A Special Holiday Lunchbox Romance Anthology from Boroughs Publishing.

Twelve stories, Only $2.99!

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CAROL OF THE HEART
Lyn Austin

ON PAR WITH A FAIRY
Lila Bardan

IN THE PLACE WHERE SHE FELL
Mary Beth Bass

SAM’S GIFT
Joan Bird

 

THE SHOPGIRL AND THE VAMPIRE
Ciar Cullen

GRAB THE BRASS RING
Jane Lynne Daniels

LOVE AT FIRST SNOW
Jami Davenport

KISSING HER COWBOY
Adele Downs

THE MAGICK OF CHRISTMAS
Susan Mac Nicol

THE CHRISTMAS WISH
Katy Regnery

THE HOLLY AND THE THISTLE
Regan Walker

THE CHRISTMAS BOTTLE
Kellyann Zuzulo

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New Release! HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY by Adele Downs

Ready or not, the holidays are just around the corner!

HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY is my new release and I hope you’ll pick up a copy to get you into the holiday mood.

A .99 Lunchbox Romance short story from Boroughs Publishing Group and the standalone sequel to KISSING HER COWBOY.

Join Trey and Daisy for their first Christmas together!

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Excerpt:

“You’re quiet all of a sudden,” Trey said.

Except for the crickets, katydids, footfalls and sounds of horse’s hooves, the country night was still. She must have given him a vibe about the decision weighing on her mind, because Trey was usually comfortable with silence. He freed his arm from hers, rubbed a hand down her spine, and made little circles with his fingertips on the small of her back. The intimate gesture raised goose bumps over her skin, yet warmed her from the inside.

“I’ve been thinking,” she said. “There’s something I want to talk to you about.”

The moon had risen, and beneath its glow and the light of a billion stars, Trey’s brow furrowed. “Sounds serious.”

Daisy nodded. “Something I want to run by you.”

Trey pressed his hand more tightly to her back. “Then I want to hear about it. Let’s take care of Big Blue and eat supper. We can relax and talk and then decorate the tree. As it happens, I have something I want to discuss with you too.”

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Cover Reveal! HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY

HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY by Adele Downs

Coming November 7, 2014 from Boroughs Publishing Group

The standalone sequel to KISSING HER COWBOY. Trey and Daisy’s first Christmas!

A .99 Lunchbox Romance short story to warm your holidays.

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BOOK BLAST, Oct. 8-10, NATURALLY YOURS

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“This little book took me by surprise. In just a short amount of words, I found myself connected to Mickey. He’s a paramedic, saving people’s lives on a daily basis. About half way through, you find out that he not only is a paramedic, he does many ‘knight in shining armor’ type things outside of work hours, which made me like him even more. Amanda is not timid by any means. She boldly puts Mickey in his place more than once. I like her spunk. I read this wonderful book in one sitting and I enjoyed every word.” 5 Stars! ~Jodie’s W.I.N.E List

Win Prizes! Read excerpts and reviews of NATURALLY YOURS!

MANY THANKS to My Family’s Heart Book Reviews and Tours and the following book bloggers for featuring my new release.

October 8:

Danielle Claude

http://danielle-claude.blogspot.com/2014/10/blog-tour-naturally-yours-by-adele.html?zx=2fafb2aae408d1a5

SBM Book Obsession

http://sbmbookobsession.blogspot.com/2014/10/naturally-yours-author-by-adele-downs.html

Book Groupies

http://bookgroupies2.blogspot.com/2014/10/blog-tour-naturally-yours-by-adele.html

GirlyGirl Book Reviews

http://girlygirlbookreviews.com/2014/10/08/blast-tour-naturally-yours-by-adele-downs/   REVIEW

Into My World

http://beefranklin.blogspot.com/2014/10/blog-tour-naturally-yours.html?m=1

Delilah Devlin

http://www.delilahdevlin.com/blog/2014/10/07/adele-downs-naturally-yours-release-day-contest/

Harlie’s Book Blog  REVIEW 

http://www.harliesbooks.com/posts/arc-review-and-happy-release-day-to-naturally-yours-by-adele-downs/

Amber Skyze

http://amberskyze.blogspot.com/2014/10/spotlight-on-naturally-yours.html

Beautifully RED

http://50shadesofsas.blogspot.com/2014/10/naturally-yours-by-adele-downs.html

My Family’s Heart

http://tonyaloveslife.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/blast-naturallyyours-adeledowns/

Hooked On Books Forever

http://hookedonbooksforever.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/blast-naturally-yours-by-adele-downs.html

Here Is What I Read

http://hereiswhatireadblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/naturally-yours/

the ruthin trilogy romance book blog

http://the-ruthin-trilogy.blogspot.com/2014/10/naturally-yours-from-adelle-downs-on.html

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October 9:

Smile Somebody Loves You

http://sslyblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/tour-review-naturally-yours-adele-downs/  REVIEW

BeanieBrain Reader

http://beaniebrainreader.blogspot.com/2014/10/naturrally-yours.html   REVIEW

Padme’s Library

http://padmeslibrary.blogspot.com/2014/10/naturally-yours-by-adele-downs.html

Book Skater

http://bookskater.com/o-o-tour-giveaway-naturally-yours-by-adele-downs-o-o/

Happily Ever After

http://www.ashleyladd.blogspot.com/2014/10/blog-blast-naturally-yours-by-adele.html

Jodie’s W.I.N.E. List

http://jodieswinelist.blogspot.com/2014/10/naturally-yours-by-adele-downs-blog.html  REVIEW

elodie parkes erotic romance

http://elodieparkes.blogspot.com/2014/10/adele-downs-tours-today-with-naturally.html  

This Redhead LOVES Books

http://thisredheadlovesbooks.blogspot.com/2014/10/blog-blast-naturally-yours-adele-downs.html

My Family’s Heart

http://myfamhrtbookrvwstours.blogspot.com/2014/10/presenting-naturally-yours-contemporary.html

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October 10:

Girl With Pen

http://victoriazumbrumsreviews.blogspot.com/2014/10/naturally-yours-by-adele-downs.html

2 Bibliophiles Guide

http://2bibliophiles.blogspot.com

Sweets Books

 http://sweetsbooks.com/1/post/2014/10/naturally-yours.html

Ms Me28

http://msme28.blogspot.com/2014/10/blog-blast-naturally-yours-by-adele.html  REVIEW

Bare Naked Words

http://www.barenakedwords.co.uk/2014/10/blog-tour-naturally-yours-by-adele-downs.html 

That Crazy Book Chick

http://thatcrazybookchick.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/naturally-yours-by-adele-downs/  REVIEW

Words, Word, Words

http://margobondcollins.com/2014/10/10/naturally-yours-by-adele-downs/  REVIEW

Sneak Peek Reader’s Entertainment

http://www.readersentertainment.com/blog/2014/sneak-peek-naturally-yours-by-adele-downs/

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NATURALLY YOURS On Sale Now!

NEW RELEASE! NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

It’s RELEASE DAY! I’m excited to share my latest contemporary romance from Boroughs Publishing. I hope you’ll pick up a copy and enjoy Mickey and Amanda’s love story. Happily, the early reviews of the book have been overwhelmingly positive. I’m thrilled and humbled by the response. Thank you for your enthusiastic support.

Book bloggers will be spreading the word about NATURALLY YOURS during a three-day book blast. Join us! I’ll be interacting with readers and giving away fun prizes October 8,9,10. The complete list is posted on Adele’s Book Tour Footprints page, but I’ll add reminders to this blog each day of the tour.

To kick off the new release celebration, Harlie’s Book Blog and author Delilah Devlin are hosting me today. Here’s where you can find us.

Delilah Devlin: http://www.delilahdevlin.com/blog/2014/10/07/adele-downs-naturally-yours-release-day-contest/

Harlie’s Book Blog:  http://www.harliesbooks.com/posts/arc-review-and-happy-release-day-to-naturally-yours-by-adele-downs/

Harlie gave NATURALLY YOURS Five Harlie’s and a Recommended Read review!

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NATURALLY YOURS
Best-Selling Author
ADELE DOWNS

Who will save a man who saves the world?

After saving the life of a child, an Iraq War veteran–turned-paramedic finds love and absolution in the arms of a beautiful master chef.

“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” —Will Work for Books

A TASTE OF BLISS

Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. He doesn’t do it for glory, though. He wants absolution, not admiration. And he lives by one rule: No personal contact after a rescue.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges, so when she learns the man who saved the life of her restaurant partners’ child won’t come to dinner, she suddenly has a mission. When the handsome paramedic actually shows up, that mission changes. Their attraction is undeniable and their chemistry explosive, but Mickey has demons he must face before he and Amanda can savor the rest of their lives. Together.

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My New Release Birthday!

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I’m celebrating my birthday with my family on the eve of my new release NATURALLY YOURS and couldn’t be happier. Release Day is like a birthday party and Christmas morning wrapped up in one, and no gift could be better for an author than publication of her book by a supportive and enthusiastic publisher. The early reviews of NATURALLY YOURS have been overwhelmingly positive, which makes my release date sweeter. Thank you so much!

I wish the master chef in my story, Amanda Greer, could create a birthday dinner for me like the meals she creates in her restaurant. Her beautifully restored farmhouse would be warmly lit with candles and there’d be flowers on the table set with a linen tablecloth, silverware, and fine china. There would be no balloons decorating the room, though. Balloons have been banned from the premises. You’ll have to read NATURALLY YOURS to find out why.

Author pal Veronica Forand wished me a happy birthday by linking our blogs in a post about our books, and I’m returning the gesture. Check out her new and upcoming titles Code Red and Tackled By The Girl Next Door on her blog page.

Dozens of big-hearted book bloggers will feature NATURALLY YOURS over the next four days to get the word out about my new release. There will be prizes for visitors. I have posted the list of participants on my Adele’s Book Tour Footprints page and will post reminders over the next two days on this blog. Please join us!

I appreciate your interest in my books and for following my blog. I hope you enjoy NATURALLY YOURS.

Naturally Yours

Coming October 7, 2014!

NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

Who will save a man who saves the world? Paramedic

Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. Mickey doesn’t do it for glory; he wants absolution, not admiration. He lives by the rule: No personal contact after a rescue. That code meets the ultimate test when Mickey saves a child’s life on a roadside and declines the parents’ invitation to dinner at their upscale restaurant.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges. When she learns Mickey has refused her business partners’ hospitality, she persuades him to change his mind. The handsome paramedic visits her restaurant and Amanda joins him at his table. Their unexpected chemistry turns kinetic and leads to a passionate kiss. In Amanda’s arms, Mickey finds relief from the stressors that haunt him, but resists falling in love. When Amanda challenges him to face his demons and accept the love she offers, Mickey arrives at a crossroad. The war-weary paramedic must first save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart.

“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” ~Will Work for Books

Meet The NATURALLY YOURS Hero and Heroine!

Author pals Susan Scott Shelley and Lynn Kellan write heartfelt, satisfying contemporary romance and asked me to tell you about my NATURALLY YOURS characters Mickey Kendall and Amanda Greer and their soon-to-be-released story. There are few things I like to talk about more than my books, so of course I was willing. NATURALLY YOURS is a sweet and sexy contemporary romance I hope will alternately make you laugh, cry, and cheer for its hero and heroine.

 Naturally Yours

NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

COMING OCTOBER 7, 2014 from Boroughs Publishing Group!

Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. Mickey doesn’t do it for glory; he wants absolution, not admiration. He lives by the rule: No personal contact after a rescue. That code meets the ultimate test when Mickey saves a child’s life on a roadside and declines the parents’ invitation to dinner at their upscale restaurant.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges. When she learns Mickey has refused her business partners’ hospitality, she persuades him to change his mind. The handsome paramedic visits her restaurant and Amanda joins him at his table. Their unexpected chemistry turns kinetic and leads to a passionate kiss.

In Amanda’s arms, Mickey finds relief from the stressors that haunt him, but resists falling in love. When Amanda challenges him to face his demons and accept the love she offers, Mickey arrives at a crossroad. The war-weary paramedic must first save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart.

Excerpt:

“They called you a hero in the press.” Her dark lashes lowered and lifted and she smiled at him with admiration shining in her eyes. “They were right, of course. What you did for Jack can never be repaid.”

Mickey winced at the hero reference. “I hate to disappoint you, but I only did what I’m trained to do.”

Amanda made sounds of disagreement low in her throat. “Elena told me at least a hundred and fifty cars passed her on the highway. Every one of them ignored her cries for help. Of all those people, don’t you think one might have been medically trained? Or at least cared enough to respond? No. You stopped. Only you.”

Oh. He hadn’t thought of that.

She pointed a finger at his chest. “There’s a difference between you and other people. There’s no other way to explain what happened on that roadway. Elena is convinced you’re special, and I never doubt her perceptions. That’s another reason why I wanted to meet you.”

Mickey stared into Amanda’s eyes and her pupils dilated. Her lips parted, ever so slightly, as if to welcome a kiss. Her tongue touched the inside of her bottom lip and disappeared. Mickey knew then, she felt it too. Synergy. Chemistry. An attraction so powerful it turned kinetic on contact.

Some called it love at first sight.

Amanda. Even her name was beautiful.

She took a sip of her drink and he watched her mouth and throat work the liquid. When she set down the tumbler, she wiped a droplet from the corner of her mouth with a trimmed, unpolished fingertip. Mickey wished he could have swiped the bead away with his tongue.

Amanda leaned closer and pressed a hand to his wrist. “Trained or not, you were the only stranger on that highway who had a heart.”

Mickey laid his hand over hers and she let him keep it there. Until now, he wasn’t sure he still had a heart. His had been chipped away, piece by piece, like a block of ice since the war. He’d considered it long gone, with his soul. In mere minutes, what was left had thawed in the center, leaving him raw and exposed.

Amanda continued to speak; clearly unaware she’d stripped away another layer. “I love Jack like he’s my own son. He’s a terrific kid. I’ve helped take care of him since the day the Martins and I started this restaurant. When you saved him, you saved us all.” Amanda leaned in and pressed a quick, sweet kiss against Mickey’s jaw.

Their gazes locked when she sat back in her chair. The gravity of her words and her straightforward kiss humbled him into speechlessness. He’d been thanked many times before, but this woman had gotten to him like no one else. He squeezed her hand and then downed the rest of his drink. Amanda took another sip of hers and set the glass on the table before retreating into silence. She turned the tumbler slowly in her hands.

Mickey looked back at her and tapped two fingers against the menu’s leather cover. “Nothing here is what I expected.”

Amanda returned a quiet smile, either assuming he meant food choices, or pretending he had. She tucked her arms beneath her breasts and leaned forward against the edge of the table, lifting perfect white swells above the neckline of her blouse. “Organic means untouched by artificiality. Grown and consumed in its natural state. We eat only healthy foods unspoiled by chemicals, preservatives, hormones, steroids, antibiotics, and genetically modified seeds or cells. Pure.”

Pure. Mickey gazed at the stunning woman by his side. The texture of her skin looked smooth as cream and welcoming to the touch. He longed to run his hands along her thighs, imagining sleek roads leading to heaven at their apex. “I like the sound of that.” The way she looked back at him while he studied her face made him wonder if she’d read his mind.

The one that had gone dirty.

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Meet the characters in a release by my author pal Donna Michaels on October 2. Donna writes sexy western and military romances you’ll want to add to your reading list!

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NATURALLY YOURS, COVER REVEAL! Coming 10.7.14

I’m excited to share the cover art for my upcoming contemporary romance release with Boroughs Publishing Group!

NATURALLY YOURS arrives October 7, 2014.

Available wherever digital books are sold.

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“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” ~Will Work for Books

Here’s a glimpse of the book:

NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

Who will save a man who saves the world?

Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. Mickey doesn’t do it for glory; he wants absolution, not admiration. He lives by the rule: No personal contact after a rescue. That code meets the ultimate test when Mickey saves a child’s life on a roadside and declines the parents’ invitation to dinner at their upscale restaurant.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges. When she learns Mickey has refused her business partners’ hospitality, she persuades him to change his mind. The handsome paramedic visits her restaurant and Amanda joins him at his table. Their unexpected chemistry turns kinetic and leads to a passionate kiss.

In Amanda’s arms, Mickey finds relief from the stressors that haunt him, but resists falling in love. When Amanda challenges him to face his demons and accept the love she offers, Mickey arrives at a crossroad. The war-weary paramedic must first save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart.

HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY, Coming This Christmas!

I’m working on a Lunchbox Romance short story for Boroughs Publishing Group to be released November 2014, titled HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY. Readers have asked for more of Trey and Daisy from KISSING HER COWBOY and I’m excited to offer this standalone tale about their first Christmas together. More information coming this fall!

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New Contract! HER IMMORTAL VIKING

Viking Warrior. Immortal Slave. Freed by Love.

News! I’m happy to announce another sale to Boroughs Publishing Group.

My editor has made a contract offer for HER IMMORTAL VIKING, an original contemporary fairy tale based on Norse Mythology. Est. late 2014 publication after the release of NATURALLY YOURS mid-2014. I can hardly wait to share these stories with my readers! More info coming soon.

Amazon Top 100 Best Seller! KISSING HER COWBOY

KISSING HER COWBOY is an Amazon Top 100 Best-Selling Short Romance and Top 100 Best-Selling Western!

Thanks so much for your amazing support!

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If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, why wait?

Positive reviews, fast read, only .99!

http://www.amazon.com/Kissing-Her-Cowboy-Adele-Downs-ebook/dp/B00HSFV2UC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1389362082&sr=1-1&keywords=kissing+her+cowboy

 

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A Grandmom This Spring!

Spring has officially arrived! I’m anxious to restart my trail walks, eat lunch outside in the sunshine, and enjoy the scent of flowers. Winter in Pennsylvania brought over 60 total inches of snow that largely kept me indoors. Fortunately, I write inside my home office, and was able to complete two new novellas during the coldest months. Promotion for my short story KISSING HER COWBOY kept me busy between my hours of writing.

I’m very happy to announce that Boroughs Publishing Group contracted NATURALLY YOURS. The tagline is: Who will save the man that saves the world? It’s about a war-weary paramedic who must save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart. The cover art department and my editor are whipping the book into shape for mid-2014 release. NATURALLY YOURS will sell for $2.99. I’ll post more information as it becomes available. I hope my readers love this story as much as I do.

Another highly anticipated spring event is the birth of my first grandchild! Grandbaby boy is due May 18, 2014. The doctor says he and my daughter are perfectly healthy, which is the best possible news. When I wasn’t snowed-in this winter, I spent free time shopping for baby things and planning all the wonderful ways I intend to spoil him. One of the first things on my to-buy list after he’s born is a stroller. I want to take him along all the beautiful walking trails of Pennsylvania on the days I babysit. Here’s a picture of my grandbaby at 22 weeks. His head and features are fully formed. Isn’t technology amazing?

Happy Spring!

Best~Adele

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Do You Review?

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Nothing says love to an author like a great review, especially for a new release. We authors work hard on our stories and hope our readers will enjoy them.

When Examiner.com Women’s Fiction editor Kristin Contino included my new release KISSING HER COWBOY in her “Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day” column and rated the story 5 Stars on Amazon, she gave me the best Valentine’s Day gift an author could hope for. Good reviews let an author know she’s done her job and point readers in the direction of a book they might enjoy.

http://www.examiner.com/article/romantic-reads-for-valentine-s-day

Do you write reviews for the books you read?

(Cross-posted at Sweet N’ Sexy Divas blogspot)

 KISSING HER COWBOY by Adele Downs

A Lunchbox Romance Short Story

Only .99 from Boroughs Publishing!

A cowboy with a fractured back and a cop with a broken spirit heal on a Texas ranch with the help of a stallion named Big Blue.

Summary:

Treymont Woods is forced to take light duty work around Breezy Meadows Ranch after a rodeo accident. While Trey’s body heals, he offers riding lessons to Houston locals on the greatest horse that ever lived, Big Blue. When police officer Daisy Phillips arrives for her first session, sparks fly. But her invisible wounds run deep, making it hard for her to form connections. KISSING HER COWBOY is the story of two broken people who heal on the road to their happily ever after.

Excerpt:

“Oh, Lord.” Treymont Woods kicked up dust on his boots as he sauntered from the stables to the woman who just had to be his new riding student. Her flaming red hair swooshed from one side of her shoulders to the other as she watched his stallion, Big Blue, canter inside the corral. Her hands, knuckles white, clutched the fence and every muscle in her tall, slim figure looked tight. Before he could get to her, she pivoted toward the parking area, moving her feet like she was fixin’ to run.

“Hey there!” He called out as a distraction. By the time Trey reached the woman’s side, he could hear her breathing like she’d raced a Texas mile. Before he could introduce himself, she turned to him with wide green eyes and shouted, “He’s huge!” Pink splotches bloomed under the freckles on her pale skin.

She licked her bottom lip and shook her head. “No, no, no, no….” and started backing away. “I can’t do this. Keep my deposit. I’ll figure something else out.”

Trey lifted his hands in mock surrender. “Okay. No problem. You don’t have to ride if you don’t want to.”  Her jeans looked too tight for riding, anyway, and that white blouse would be smudged inside five minutes. Hadn’t the woman ever been to a ranch before?

She stopped moving then and frowned at him, causing twin lines to form above her nose. Her adorable nose, now that he’d gotten a decent look. In fact, everything about the woman seemed downright appealing, despite her reaction to Big Blue. Who in their right mind wouldn’t love the greatest horse that ever lived, on sight?

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KISSING HER COWBOY, New Release!

It’s KISSING HER COWBOY release day and I’m celebrating with a blitz!

Kissing Her Cowboy

 A cowboy with a fractured back and a cop with a broken spirit heal on a Texas ranch with the help of a stallion named Big Blue.

A Lunchbox Romance Short Story
Only .99 from Boroughs Publishing!

These book bloggers will feature KISSING HER COWBOY.

Friday, January 10:

Saturday, January 11

Tuesday, January 14

Thursday, January 16

Wednesday, January 22

Tuesday, January 28

For more information about KISSING HER COWBOY visit Boroughs Publishing Group.

Buy KISSING HER COWBOY on Amazon!

KISSING HER COWBOY Cover Reveal!

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KISSING HER COWBOY

A .99 Contemporary Lunchbox Romance Short Story from Boroughs Publishing!

Coming January 10, 2014

Summary:

A cowboy with a fractured back and a cop with a broken spirit heal on a Texas ranch with the help of a stallion named Big Blue. The first ride after an accident restores an ex-rodeo cowboy’s hope for the future. Riding lessons rebuild confidence for the police officer seeking redemption. Falling in love remakes them both.

For More Information: http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/books/kissing-her-cowboy

New Story Contract!

I’m thrilled to announce a new contract with Boroughs Publishing Group and their Lunchbox Romance line for KISSING HER COWBOY, a contemporary western short story. Release date is January 10, 2014. Story title still needs final approval, and I’ll be sure to report any changes. Cover art pending. In the meantime, a pair of my husband’s cowboy boots will stand in as a visual!

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