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RELEASE BLITZ – Irished (The Invincibles #7) by Heather Slade

Irished 

The Invincibles ~ Book 7

by Heather Slade

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May 6, 2021

ASIN: B08S9QWB19

Publisher: Sparrow Publishing

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He’s an undercover double agent.

She’s his partner’s younger sister.

Together, they’re INVINCIBLE.

 

Blurb: 

IRISH

Undercover for years, I learned one thing: be careful who you trust. Now, I need to know who’s killing our best operatives. Back on the ranch, I can uncover the secrets, while proving myself to everyone who doubts the truth. But Flynn Wheaton knows more, feels more, than meets the eye. She’s the first truth I’m going to conquer…

FLYNN

Pain hidden by kindness. He’s the perfect mystery, the rugged and inked man with secrets to unfold. He may be my brother’s partner, but I plan to know more, uncover it all. When my life is threatened, there’s only one thing I want to know, Will I finally get IRISHED?



Excerpt:

Of course I wished that Flynn and I could make love tonight. There wasn’t another woman in the world I wanted to be with, could be with, but neither of us were ready. We hardly knew each other. And yet, somewhere deep inside, it felt as though I’d known her forever.

“Just so you know, I won’t ask where you’re going.”

“If you did, I couldn’t tell you.”

“There’s another question I want to ask.”

“Go ahead.”

She shook her head. “Maybe later.”

“There are so many things I want to say to you.”

Flynn smiled. “Go ahead,” she repeated my words.

“Maybe later.”

“Paxon? Can you just hold me?”

I led her into the bedroom. “Is this okay with you?”

“It is.”

Flynn put her hand in mine and I led her over the bed. We both lay on it, facing each on in the same way we had last night on the floor in front of the fire place. I looked into her eyes, wishing I was better at putting the right words together to tell her how I felt.

“I want you to know how much these last few days, last hours in particular have meant to me.”

She pulled back and her brow furrowed, but I pulled her back close enough that I could kiss her.

“Paxon—”

“Shh.” I put my fingertips on her lips. “I’m not saying goodbye or telling you we can only be friends. I just really suck at this.”

She smiled. “Just say how you feel.”

Could I? If I did, would I sound insane?

“Just do it,” she whispered, brushing my lips with hers.

I rolled to my back and looked up at the ceiling. There were a hundred things I wanted to say, all at once, and yet I could get a single one out.

“I’m not sure how long I’ll be gone and when I return, I don’t know where I’ll be going next.” Did that even make sense?

“Where do you want to go?”

“I’d love to come back here—”

Flynn kissed me. Not just a lip brush, and actual kiss. When her tongue pushed into my mouth, I pushed back. I gathered her into my arms and rolled so her body rested on mine.

“Did I say the wrong thing?” I asked when she pulled back and rested her head on my chest.

“No. The exact right thing, actually.”

I laughed. “Which was?”

“That you’d love to come back here. And before you say ‘but,’ that’s why I kissed you. To stop you from saying it.”

“Flynn—”

This time she put her fingers on my lips. “Look, I know how your life works. I’ve seen it firsthand with my brother. I know I may not ever see you again, but for tonight, I want to pretend that I will.”

“It isn’t that I don’t want to.”

“I know, Paxon.”

“What I’m about to say will sound like the most selfish thing you’ve ever heard but, I went a very long time without comfort in my life. Today, when all I needed was that, you gave it to me. It was the most precious gift and I’ll never forget that.”

“I’m going to ask something of you.”

“Go ahead.”

“Comfort me now, Paxon.”

I drew her into my arms and ran my hands up and down her back. She raised her face and kissed me.

“I want more,” she whispered.

I didn’t need to ask what she meant. It was obvious by the way she moved against me. Her body responded instinctively but that didn’t mean either one of us were ready for more.

“Paxon?”

I put my hands on either side of her face and looked into her eyes. “As much as I want to feel your bare skin against mine, I don’t want to rush this. You mean something to me, Flynn. When the time is right, for both of us, there will be more.”

Her cheeks were bright red and she tried to look away.

“Flynn, please. I want to do the right thing.”

She wrapped her fingers around my wrist and brought my right hand to rest on her breast.

I shuddered feeling the pebbled nippleagainst my palm. My cock throbbed with want, but my mind had to prevail.

“Just this,” she whispered, unfastening the buttons on her blouse. “When you leave, I want to remember your touch. Give me that, Paxon.”



Author Bio: 

Heather Slade gave herself the gift of writing a book for her own birthday one year. Thirty-plus books later (and counting), she’s hit a couple of best-seller lists and has had the time of her life. For Slade, the joy is in the writing, but nothing makes her happier than hearing from a reader who tells her that she’s made her laugh or cry or gasp or hold her breath or stay up all night because she can’t put one of her books down.

The women she writes are self-confident, strong, with wills of their own, and hearts as big as the Colorado sky. The men are sublimely sexy, seductive alphas who rise to the challenge of capturing the sweet soul of a woman whose heart they’ll hold in the palm of their hand forever. Add in a couple of neck-snapping twists and turns, a page-turning mystery, and a swoon-worthy HEA, and you’ll be holding one of Slade’s books in your hands.

 

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Kiss Me Cowboy (Cowboys of Crested Butte #3) by Heather Slade

Kiss me Cowboy

Cowboys of Crested Butte Book 3

Heather Slade

Release Date Nov. 13, 2017

 


Blurb:

Blythe Cochran is a woman who’s never been treated the cowboy way—and Jace Rice knows he is just the man to teach her what that means. Unless his twin brother, Tucker, gets in the way.
The last place Blythe wants to spend Thanksgiving is at the Flying R Ranch in Crested Butte, Colorado, but that’s where she’s headed. She and her best friend’s family have always celebrated the holiday together, so it was go along, or spend the holiday home alone. Feeling sorry for herself because she’s dateless and her best friend is newly engaged, Blythe asks Renie to fix her up with a hot cowboy. When she arrives and meets not one, but TWO of the hottest cowboys she’s ever seen, Blythe decides the holiday might not be so bleak after all. When both men compete for her attention, it’s hard for her to choose.
Who would win her affection—easy-going, bronc-riding, cowboy Jace, or brooding artist Tucker? Regardless of whom she chooses, there is a secret being held between the brothers which could drive a permanent wedge between the two men, who each touch a different part of her soul. When the hidden truth is finally exposed, will it tear a family apart, or heal past wounds?

This is book can be read as a standalone with no cliffhanger.

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Excerpt:

 Before Thanksgiving, Renie had talked Ben and the rest of the guys in CB Rice into playing at the Goat that night. The bar, owned by the Rice family, was an institution on Elk Avenue, the main drag in Crested Butte.

With Tucker gone, the mood was subdued.

Her dad sat in on a couple of songs, and when he wasn’t, he danced with Blythe.

“My turn.” Jace tapped her father on the shoulder. Mark stepped aside, and Jace wrapped his arm around her waist, pulling her in, close to him. He rested his cheek against her hair and breathed in the scent of her.

“I’m sorry about today.”

“Why are you sorry?”

“Tucker…”

“Again, why are you sorry? Tucker was the one who disappeared without saying goodbye.”

He didn’t know what to say. He understood how Tucker was feeling, more than he wanted to. The guilt began to creep in again.

“Jace, are you okay?”

He knew she could feel the tension that was slowly spreading throughout his body. He’d hoped holding her would stop it from happening this time.

“Yeah, I’m okay.”

She pulled back so she could look in his eyes, but he didn’t want her to. Not tonight.

“Let me hold you, Blythe.” He wrapped his arm around her waist a little tighter. He felt her breath catch as much as he heard it.

“It must be bad, whatever it is.”

He couldn’t answer her, but yes, it was bad.

The rest of the band took a break, but Ben stayed where he was, just him and his guitar. Every word he sang cut into Jace’s heart. It was as if Ben knew what had happened, but Jace knew that wasn’t possible. Nobody knew but him. Not even Tucker.

So don’t fall in love, there’s just too much to lose

If you’re given the choice, then I beg you to choose

To walk away, walk away, don’t let her get you.

I can’t bear to see the same happen to you.

Please, don’t be sad now, I really believe,

She was the greatest thing that happened to me.



About Heather:Heather Slade


My books are filled with things that bring me joy: music, wine, skiing, families, artists, and cowboys. Not always in that order. I’m an Amazon best-selling author, and a PAN member of Romance Writers of America.
I speak, teach, blog, am an executive sommelier, and all-around entrepreneur. I grew up an east coast girl, and then spent half my life on the west coast. Now my husband, our two boys, and I happily call Colorado home.

 

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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT ~ The Secret (Butler Ranch Book 3) by Heather Slade

The Secret
Butler Ranch Book 3
Heather Slade


Release Date October 16, 2017

Blurb:


Can Naughton Butler risk letting Bradley Saint John into his heart, or will his brother’s secret ruin his one shot at love?

Naughton Butler is a loner, partially by choice, but also because the secret his dead brother left with him could tear his life apart. When he and his brother Maddox inherit four hundred acres of prime vineyard property, they must decide how to manage Butler Ranch Winery, along with starting a new winery on Demetria Estate.

The solution is to hire the new kick-ass, hotter-than-all-get-out, winemaker who just landed on the Central Coast. When Naughton meets Bradley St. John, he’s expecting a man—and she is anything but. Thinking it’s a joke, he refuses to take her seriously. Bradley leaves, forcing him to follow and apologize. He watches as she makes her way through the vineyards, she was born to them, just like he was.

Getting a job with Butler Ranch Winery right out of college, is more than Bradley could’ve dreamed of. When Maddox Butler interviews her for the position, he warns her that Naughton could be difficult, but once he recognized her abilities, he’d back off. The burning question now was, would she want him to?

Naughton can’t stay away from her, even knowing being with her is impossible.


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The Secret – Excerpt

Naughton, the dark and broody Butler brother, has always been the loner of the family. Like his oldest brother, Kade, Naughton keeps his feelings to himself. He doesn’t talk unless he has something he deems important enough to say—until he meets the new kick-ass, hotter-than-all-get-out, winemaker who just landed on the Central Coast. When Naughton meets Bradley St. John, he’s expecting a man—and she is anything but.
The Secret is the third book in the series set at Butler Ranch in the hills of California wine country—where winemaking, lovemaking and mischief-making abound.

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He was done waiting for her to make the first move to talk to him. Maddox thought; he and Bradley had a lot to discuss, and he told his brother so. Especially now. If what the marshal believed was true, everyone in the valley needed to be on high alert.
“Come with me.”
“I can’t. I mean, Maddox—”
“He knows you’re leaving.”
“Are you firing me?”
Naughton stopped so abruptly, Bradley almost ran into him. He spun around and faced her. “Why in God’s name would you think you were being fired?”
Bradley chewed at her fingernails, and Naughton gripped her wrist.
“You’re trembling. What’s going on?”
“Alex told me, you know, about the fire.”
“Good. I mean, I’m glad you know.”
“I’m so sorry…”
She looked as though she had more to say, so Naughton waited. He let go of her wrist and pulled her to him, soothing tears that turned into something worse. Bradley’s body shook against his.
“Hey, now,” he said, pulling back to get her to look at him. “Come on, let’s get out of here.”
He took her hand and she followed, but her shaking didn’t stop. “Where are we going?” she asked.
“For a ride.”
“I told you, I’m not a horse person.”
“Not that kind of ride.”
He stopped in front of the barn, punched his code into his phone, and waited while the doors swung open.
“Here,” he said, handing her a helmet. “Put this on.”
“There’s something I need to tell you, Naughton.”
“Yeah? There’s something I need to tell you too, and both can wait.”
Bradley looked at the helmet, and then at him. “I’m not a motorcycle person either.”
“You will be.” he said, taking the helmet from her hands and putting it on her head. He adjusted the chin strap, and then put his hands on her shoulders. “Wiggle it around a little. Is it comfortable?”
When she nodded, he put on his own helmet and started the bike. “Get on.”
For a minute he didn’t think she was going to, but then she rested her hand on his shoulder and threw her leg over.
“Scoot closer and put your feet on those pegs,” he said, pointing behind him.
She moved a little closer and rested her feet where he told her to. “Put your arms around my waist.” She had to move closer to do so, and when she did, she was right where he wanted her. It may not have been the best idea to get her on the bike when she was upset, but riding always helped him get out of his head. Maybe it would do the same for her.
“Ready?”
She nodded, and Naughton eased the bike out through the barn door and onto the ranch’s main drive.
“Hold on tight,” he said when they reached Adelaida Trail. “If I lean, go with me, okay?”


About the Author:

Heather SladeMy books are filled with things that bring me joy: music, wine, skiing, families, artists, and cowboys. Not always in that order.

I’m an Amazon best-selling author, and a PAN member of Romance Writers of America. I speak, teach, blog, am an executive sommelier, and all-around entrepreneur.

I grew up an east coast girl, and then spent half my life on the west coast. Now my husband, our two boys, and I happily call Colorado home.

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