Operation Ginger Avenger, book 24 in Divine Creek Ranch series

Hello and welcome!

I just finished the latest release, book 24 in the Divine Creek Ranch series by one of fave authors, Heather Rainier.

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Jessica Bright came to Divine, Texas seeking refuge for her and her unborn child from the man who had held her captive. With time she’s overcome the trauma, but in her eyes she isn’t just a hot mess, she’s the hot mess.

Tank Drummond and Troy Burnett have watched patiently as Jessica has gotten her life on track—perhaps too patiently. When a bit of innocent online matchmaking help from Tank’s mother goes viral, they’re pushed into pursuing Jessica even though they risk scaring her off completely.

Enter one scary dude doing the bidding of her original captor from his permanent prison cell. Four Bits owes Trevor Dornan a big favor and he always pays his debts.

Right or wrong, the ladies of Divine and Lusty, Tank’s mother, and even little Bella take matters into their own hands and pull off an adventure that will go down in Divine history as…Operation Ginger Avenger.

Bookstrand buy link where you can also read an excerpt.

My review

5 stars

You would think that after so many books based in the same town, mostly same characters with new ones added in every book, it would get tiresome, right? Well, I can tell you that even after finishing the 24th one, the just released, Operation Ginger Avenger, every story in the series is unique and entertaining.

Mixing suspense, some drama, the dreaded small town mindset over which the main characters eventually win over, LOL humour, twists and some ‘scorching-I-need-ice-water’ hot scenes makes this story a page turner.

My heart was breaking for Jess seeing how she struggled with her PTSD trying to stay strong for Belle, her little daughter, to overcome the brutality of her captivity. With help and encouragement from her men, Troy and Tank, she finally makes headways and allows herself to hope and be happy. Beloved Grandma Kate (from the Lusty, Texas series) made an appearance again, with a little help from her and the support of the women (and men) of Divine, the Jess, Troy and Tank can finally find their HEA. Despite the overprotectiveness of the men of Divine, the women are strong , independent and I love seeing the next generation is brought up to be the same. The scene where little Rose Marie brings down the ‘bad man’ with her rope is awesome, I cheered for her. The feel of the close knit circle of friends left me with a good mood. The nicknames they come up with are hilarious. The ending scene is so happy *sigh*

If you like HEA stories with soul that also have ménage relationships, I recommend this book and the series.

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Also available in boxed sets…

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The very useful Insider Guide is available free, links are here.

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Dive into the iconic world of Heather Rainier’s Divine Creek Ranch and explore the inspirations for the series.

The guide gives an overview of each book, offers Heather’s insights into her writing, character summaries, music playlists, and her favorite excerpts from each book. It also features an original Divine Creek Ranch ménage novella entitled Divine Déjà Vu, which is available only with the guide.

In Divine Déjà Vu, LuAnn and Maynard have moved on from their dramatic first encounter in Divine Phoenix. Eight months along in their relationship, Mayn returns home with an unexpected guest. LuAnn’s introduction to Mayn’s brother Daniel is eerily similar to her first meeting with Mayn. As they overcome embarrassing circumstances to explore the undeniable pull LuAnn feels for both brothers, can she deal with the prospect of another long distance relationship?

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Dance of the Dragon Sorceress, book 3 in Tangere Tales

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If you are following my blog, you know I read books 1 and 2 in the Tangere Tales by Heather Rainier. I fell in love with that world. I just finished book 3, Dance of the Dragon Sorceress, released on December 1, 2017.

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Basile and Rainger are sworn to defend and foster the baby dragons of the Eastern Kingdom. While searching for the heir to the dragon king’s throne, they fall under the spell of a bewitching brunette. Desire takes a back seat to duty because they must find the baby dragon before it falls into the hands of the evil queen, Draconia.

Seeking shelter from a storm for herself and the odd little stray she picked up, Elaina takes refuge in the stronghold of the Knights of the Order of the Dragon. She’s discovered sound asleep with the tiny dragon king curled up beside her, and mayhem ensues when the prince, the huntsman, and the seven knights learn firsthand she’s not some damsel in distress.

When Draconia learns of the enchanting beauty has stolen the hearts of the men whom she desires for herself, she sets a plan into motion that endangers Basile and Rainger’s love for Elaina before it’s barely begun.

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5 stars
I have to say this is my fave tale so far of the Tangere series. It is Snow White’s story, but with spice AND dragons. Ms. Rainier! You had me at dragons LOL
Just as the previous two tales in the series, this story takes us from the contemporary world of Elaina’s camping trip to the fantasy world of Tangere.

I laughed out loud at the names Elaina was coming up with for the little dragon she found and the expressions she confounded the men with. With her backpack full of stuff, no wonder they thought she was a sorceress, the lightsaber scene was hilarious 😀

The Dragon Knights replace the dwarves in this adaptation and them being named with colour names in French is a great touch. The Skittles crew indeed LOL
Selena is one mischievous Fae Princess and I have to laugh how the men are scared of her. I wonder if Sir Violet will capture her heart finally.

I am glad Elaina found Rainger and Basile and they get their HEA, but their journey is quite deadly. She was able to assist in defeating Draconia, now that one is an evil power-hungry woman! shudder

The ending was so happy, loved the reunion of the friends and the banter. Zayrgrud’s future Queen, Faerhyss will be a handful for sure, especially if the Dragon Nanny will be her trainer LOL

Available now at Bookstrand.

Read an excerpt here.

And if you missed My Chat with Bestiale and Charmeur check it out. They are the princes in book 1 of the Tangere TalesBeasts in Winter. Read my 5-star review here.

Also here is the link to my review for book 2, Midnight of the Fae.

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I know this was a trilogy, but I really hope there will be a next story.

Ms. Heather? Pleeeeeze!

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Midnight of the Fae, book 2 in Tangere Tales

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Today I would like to give you my impressions of the book I just finished today, an adult twist on my fave fairy tale from one of my fave authors, Heather Rainier.

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After discovering an odd little canine while exploring a cave, Caresse stumbles into a world where fae magic and shape shifters are commonplace. She even has her very own distractingly handsome faery bodyguard.

On notice that the queen will pick a bride for him if he won’t cooperate with her plans to become a grandmother, Prince Sebastien wants nothing to do with any of the debutantes his mother keeps pushing at him.

Sebastien’s fae cousin Leandre has a bombshell of a secret. Her name is Caresse, he’s her faery bodyguard, and he loves her even though she’s meant for Sebastien.

Caresse is unaware that she hasn’t just stumbled into the mystical Southern Kingdom of Tangere, she’s actually returned home.

A powerful bond develops between the three of them as she comes into her own unique powers, jeopardizing the plans of an old, malevolent enemy.

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5 stars

Cinderella is my fave fairy tale I grew up with and this version is my fave so far.
Yes, it is an adult version, even better. I devoured it in one morning and it left me with a feel-good satisfied mood. Ms. Rainier sure knows how to twist a tale and make it fun AND sexy.
Had quite a few giggles at the acronyms both Caresse and Leandre came up for him and her nickname for one of his Tangere forms, Doop-Doop, cracked me up.
Happy that Caresse returned home and found her HEA she deserved and not with one, but two princes. Loved Leandre’s playful manner which complemented Sebastian’s more reserved intense nature.
I liked that the step sisters in this versions were not as bad as in the original fairytale, but the step mother sure was evil. Again Selena makes quite an appearance and she is mischievous in a good way, but dangerous when crossed.
Now I can’t wait for the next story.

Available now at Bookstrand.

And if you missed My Chat with Bestiale and Charmeur check it out. They are the princes in book 1 of the Tangere Tales, Beasts in Winter. Read my 5-star review here.

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Looking forward to the next story, Dance of the Dragon Sorceress, coming December 1, 2017.

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My Chat with Bestiale and Charmeur

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Get a cup or glass of something and make yourself comfortable, do I have a story to tell you, I am so excited!!! Keep reading!

A few days ago…

Thankful that I’d dressed for freezing conditions, I cast a look around the snow frosted landscape. I’d been waiting for Heather Rainier to arrive for the interview for the last several minutes.

The portal was right where she’d told me it would be, and my destination was obvious when I finally got up the guts to open my eyes. I’m not a fan of rollercoasters but that’s how the pit in my stomach felt for several minutes as I crossed the frozen ground and climbed the curving flights of steps leading to the castle. Even frozen, it was a beautiful sight, all capped with snow like frosting on a cake.

I admit to feeling a little cowardly about using the knocker on the massive front door without Heather at my side. She knew these guys…or at least knew they wouldn’t devour her on site. As a stranger showing up on their doorstep, would they show me the same consideration?

Purr-kitt?

The unmistakable feline inquiry made me twirl around, the snow and slush crunching under my boots as I turned. An elegant, pristinely white cat perched on a wide baluster nearby. She sat there, Sphinx-like, as if she knew her greeting would startle me, the minx. She blinked eyes which were the color of violets and her ears twitched when an icy wind tossed her silky fur about.

She stood and stretched as I came close and reached out to stroke her. Hello there, kitty. You wouldn’t happen to know the occupants of this castle well, would you?

Purr-kittshe replied, leaping into my arms and rubbing her chin against mine, as if she knew me already. She made herself comfortable in my arms and began to purr. The sound and deep vibration had a definite calming effect on me as I turned back to the door and eyed the knocker, a representation of the face of some ferocious beast. The thought of lifting it and knocking didn’t fill me with confidence. I really wanted to wait for Heather to arrive, since she’d set the interview up, but I was freezing my butt off, and surely the cat wanted inside, too.

As if in response, she meowed again. Her tone, not plaintive with cold, but instead reassuring, gave me the confidence to go for it. Later I could tell Heather, who must’ve gotten held up, that I’d taken her advice. Seize the day, baby!

Maybe it was my nerves, but the sound the knocker made against the beast’s face seemed to boom through the whole castle. Somewhere within the structure, a door slammed. The cat nonchalantly watched the door, while making biscuits on my arms. I took a deep breath. She had to live here and she looked really well cared for. Surely if they didn’t eat her they wouldn’t eat me.

The door was flung open. What— A shadow filled the door, like filled it to the top, and a frightening beast suddenly loomed out and spotted me. No, he definitely glowered at me. He had fangs. He yanked open the door farther, coming into the light, and revealing his huge clawed hands.

I did what any self-respecting sissy would do. I screamed. He winced, showing more of his fangs, and I screamed again, even louder. Beasts in theory are one thing. Beasts in reality are a whole different deal. Still screaming, I had enough presence of mind to notice that the cat rolled her beautiful violet eyes and leap into his arms.

He winced at my screaming, looking at me as if I was some crazy loon while clasping the cat to him. With a sigh, he looked at the cat and said, Fleur, one guest is all I can handle right now. This one looks like she enjoys talking, and I don’t want to talk to anyone.

Purrrrr-kitt, the cat replied, bounding to his shoulder so she could rub against the side of his head while she purred.

He looked at her with surprise. Heather sent her?

Rowr. She wacked him on the side of his head with her long tail. I had the impression she was telling him to get with the program.

Sorry, my manners, the beast said in a gravelly, almost painful sounding voice. Please come in… He lifted a brow expectantly.

Eniko. Pleased to…er…meet you. I extended my hand and he began to offer his, looked down at the claws, and put it behind his back. He tried to smile which only showed more fangs and then settled for bowing to me.

You may call me Bestialehe said as he beckoned me into the dark shadows of his domain. Fleur’s purring eased my nerves as I walked into his lair. With a wave of his huge hand, candlewicks flamed to life in holders all about the huge entry hall.

My brother, CharmeurBestiale said, gesturing to another beast, just as huge, yanking a velvet and brocade coat into place on his massive torso, tugging gently at lace sleeve cuffs as he approached and gave me a courtly bow. Bestiale’s fur was a dark brown, and Charmeur’s was a lighter color. As he came into the light, I realized it was a deep auburn color.

I nearly giggled as Charmeur winked at me. This one was as huge as his brother, but Charmeur was every bit the pussy cat Heather had promised me he would be. If he’d answered the door, I wouldn’t have started this interview out with hysterics. And then he smiled. Okay, so I would probably have screamed, because fangs!

Charmeur is mute, so I will speak for him. Bestiale didn’t look happy about having to converse with a stranger twice as much as necessary. Charmeur pointed at her and rubbed his arms, as if indicating I must be cold, and reached for my coat. After he’d hung it with my hat and gloves on a coat tree nearby, he beckoned me with a gesture that was elegant and courtly, despite the presence of razor sharp claws.

As we entered a receiving room, I noticed that Bestiale was hurriedly tying the stock on his shirt, shredding it dreadfully with his claws, cursing beneath his breath until Charmeur knocked his hands away and made quick work of wrapping it and tying a loose knot. Was Bestiale nervous about talking to someone? A stranger?

I waved a hand. Please don’t go to any trouble because of me.

It is no trouble. We both just came in from…a run.

A run?

Yes. It helps…to run…sometimes. Please, have a seat near the fire. It will warm you. He cleared his throat. Mademoiselle Eniko—

Just Eniko, is fine… Bestiale. I know my arrival has caught you off guard. Heather was supposed to be here with me but something must’ve happened to delay her. She said she’d cleared this with Selena. I used one of her fae portals to get here.

A deep growl rumbled in Bestiale’s chest until Charmeur whacked him, cutting the scary sound off. He looked at his brother for several moments and then nodded. Selena failed to mention this to us. The fae enchantress is punishing—

A sudden draft whistled down the chimney, and blew sparks out of the fireplace, where they quickly faded to cinders. Charmeur’s furry brows shot up and he made a slashing motion across his throat with his clawed hands.

Bestiale nodded at him and then looked at me once more. Selena failed to mention your visit. We already have another visitor.

You do? I asked, excitedly, rising from my seat, but neither of them looked inclined to share my excitement. Can I meet her? Please?

Bestiale breathed deep and then let out a long sigh. I’m afraid she has locked herself in her room. She will not speak to us.

I glanced at Charmeur, and the last of my hesitancy or fear about interviewing them dissipated at the tender look of longing in his eyes, as he gazed toward the ceiling. But he looked sad, too, as he rested his chin in his clawed hand, and looked to us once more.

That seemed like the best place to start and I opened my notebook that contained my list of questions. Could you tell me about your visitor?

He hesitated and looked at Charmeur and Fleur, who crowded close to him. Finally he looked at me. Angel is beautiful. Her hair is a mass of wavy red locks. She smells very…good. And she has this way of looking at you…

Like she can see into your souls? I offered, letting my romantic side show a little.

No, well yes, I suppose.

But that’s not what you meant? I’m sorry. Please tell me?

She has this way of looking at you, and you know you’re in big trouble. We got that look right before we left for our run. Right before you arrived. He paused and then nodded and said, Charmeur hopes you didn’t have to wait long at the entry before I answered. You looked cold. We didn’t know you were here.

I shook my head, impressed by their thoughtfulness. I didn’t wait long. And the fire has already warmed me. So why is Angel mad at you?

Bestiale gazed at the fire and then said, She would like to go home but she can’t. And we can’t let her go. It’s not up to us—He glanced between Charmeur and Fleur who were leaning close to him and then finally said out loud. Stop talking at the same time! You’re making my head ache. I know! I know! Not youhe added to me. They were clamoring at me.

I blinked wide. Clamoring? Then I remembered Heather had told me Charmeur and Fleur communicated telepathically with Bestiale, since neither could speak. And I remembered that she’d also said they might be limited in what they could say about certain subjects. Evidently that fae was having some fun at their expense. Sparks sprang up in the fireplace again and I decided to veer to safer subjects.

Where do you sleep?

We have chambers in the castle towers.

So you sleep in beds like men? Oh that came out way worse than I’d intended. I mean, you choose to sleep indoors rather than outside?

He didn’t seem to take any offense. The first few years, I didn’t care where I slept. Outside, inside, it was all the same endless torture of winter. But Fleur complained when I slept outside, saying it made me look wild, and that I’d never… Just suffice it to say she was afraid no one would want to have anything to do with me if I didn’t look at least modestly civilized. I suppose she was right. Angel would’ve been much more frightened of us if I’d confronted her with an unclothed and unkempt appearance. Of course, Charmeur, he said, indicating his brother, never gave in to the wildness. He’s much more conscious of his clothing and appearance, and his former humanity. He is more courtly than I am. Fleur has her own chamber but has fully embraced her feline nature and will nap in your lap if you let her, or anywhere else she has a mind to.

Do you sleep in night clothes?

Bestiale shook his head, showing no trace the question was too personal. I liked to ask such questions in interviews because you never knew what the interviewee would say, and sometimes it helped to break the ice or take the conversation in a fun direction. Such didn’t seem to be the case until I noticed Charmeur shake his head and then sweep his hands across his torso as he half reclined on the chaise he sat upon. He gave her a half shrug and winked at her. Of course he slept in the nude.

Then Bestiale said, Our fur is very thick and warm, so additional clothing is simply for effect. In the nude doesn’t feel like ‘in the nude’ when you’re covered in fur.

Interesting. What is your favorite color? Bestiale, you go first.

Bestiale paused and then said, A clear blue… He rubbed his callused thumb against the rough surface of his fingers as if searching for the right words. With just a tiny hint of green. The color of Angel’s eyes. It changes with her emotions, growing stormy and darker when she’s upset with us—with me.

I wanted to reach out to him, to reassure him. I had a feeling Heather would work it out so he would see what Angel’s blue-green eyes looked like when she was happy as well.

I looked to Charmeur and Fleur. What about you?

The answer was almost instantaneous in coming, as Bestiale said, Red, the color of Angel’s hair. It is lovely and dark. We find red very appealing.

I’ll bet, I replied, feeling a faint blush cross my cheeks at the naughty smile on Charmeur’s face as he looked up at the ceiling again, before making eye contact with me. He held up his hand, and by magic, a rose at the peak of blooming sparkled to existence in his hand, the petals a lovely dark red with a hint of mahogany. He offered it to me and nodded when I took it. It was mine to keep.

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How lovely. Thank you. It isn’t very often you’re offered a magical rose and I wasn’t about to turn him down. I carefully placed it beside me and scanned my list of questions.

I’d wanted to ask them what word best described them. Sitting with them now, their very names were self-explanatory, but some instinct pushed at me and I asked them anyway.

Bestiale took his time in answering and I was glad I asked when he said, Worried. Maybe resigned?

Could you elaborate?

Worried that not only is Angel mad at us right now, furious, in fact. I’m also worried that she may be trapped her with us for all eternity, through no fault of her own. And I’m resigned because I’ve accepted that we may be in these forms for all eternity. I see no way forward for any of us. Who could love this? he asked, holding up his hands and gesturing to his large and animalistic features. She is right to be fearful of us, especially me. I am socially inept, as you’ve probably guessed.

I shrugged. I don’t know about that. You do all right.

He gazed at his brother and then looked back at me. Evidently his brother had reminded him of his manners. Thank you for saying that.

Shared communication didn’t seem to take long, because a moment later he said,  Charmeur asks me to tell you that he is hopeful. And Fleur … Fleur is a flirt.

Fleur’s response to his utterance was instantaneous, as she made biscuits on the leather of the coat he wore, a durable garment that would’ve been in fashion many years in the past. On him it still looked regal and manly, giving me a hint of the man he’d once been. Fleur purred loudly as she rubbed the side of her face against his furred cheek while wrapping her long tail around the back of his head.

She bids me to tell you she is also hopeful, because she’s going to pay Angel and visit, as if that would somehow do any good.

Purr-kittOh ye of little faith!

Fleur jumped down and padded across the floor to me, rubbing her head against my calves before bounding from the room. I watched as she scampered down the hall to a large staircase and flitted up the steps. Maybe she could somehow coax Angel from her tower rooms. It would be cool to get to meet her but Bestiale said nothing about that.

What makes you laugh out loud?

He shook his head. I haven’t laughed in a very long time. There isn’t much to laugh at around here. Charmeur tapped his shoulder, gestured the fireplace, made an exploding motion with his hands, and then Bestiale gave a slight smile and nodded.

There was this one time I almost laughed, and Charmeur laughed so hard he gave me an ache in my head. Fleur didn’t find it funny at all.

What happened?

She sat on the hearth one day, complaining for the millionth time that she was sick and tired of having to tongue bathe if she wanted to feel clean, because as a cat, she couldn’t stand getting her fur wet. Evidently, the fae heard her complaints and had grown tired of them, because stray sparks exploded from the fire, which she was sitting too close to, and the sparks landed on her tail and it caught fire. She hardly ever complains about her feline toilette these days.

Poor kitty! Did she recover? Wait, how did you know it was the fae that did it, and not just stray sparks?

Because she suffered no permanent damage or scarring. Her tail returned to normal within hours and she complained much less often after that.

What is your greatest fear? Living as a beast for eternity?

They both frowned and shook their heads in a negative fashion and though there were differences in their coloring, it was easy to see that they were brothers. Finally, after glancing at his brother, he held up his hands palm up, showing the rugged calluses, similar to what a leonine predator would have, along with the long, scary claws. We are most afraid of harming Angel, of giving her just cause to fear us. You must understand we would never willingly hurt her, but… He seemed to have trouble getting the words out and Charmeur caught my eye and bared his claws and gave me a mock ferocious expression.

I see. You wouldn’t want to harm her, but you still have the nature of a predator. Is that it?

Charmeur nodded solemnly for both of them and, hoping to lighten the mood, I asked, Do any of you have nicknames? The effect was a charming one as both beasts smiled, and I even heard a little rumble of amusement from Bestiale.

Gesturing to himself, he said, Growing up, my mother would call me Bête. Sometimes they call me by that name. I hope eventually Angel will feel comfortable with it as well. Angel has given Charmeur his own nickname. She calls him Char-moo. The French pronunciation of his given name is hard for her and I think she is self-conscious of her attempts to use it, so she teases sometimes and calls him Char-moo. And Fleur? Understandably, we have nicknamed her Cinder-tail which she finds incredibly irritating.

We spoke a while longer and then I spotted the question I’d saved for last. What one word best describes Angel?

It grew so quiet in the room all I could hear was the crackle of the fire and the occasional gust of wind against the leaded glass windows. It took longer to answer that question than any of the others, but Bestiale finally said, Determined. No, that’s not right. Strong? Powerful. She is all of those things.

One word, I pressed.

He looked to his brother and then looked at me and said, We are of one mind in this. He knows not only what I think but some of what I feel. He says she is everything. Every hope. Every fear. Every dream. With that said, his face relaxed, not exactly into a smile, but at least he seemed to be satisfied with that response. Charmeur nodded.

This question isn’t a part of the interview. I’m just curious. What will you do next?

Bestiale gave a half chuckle. Gesturing at his brother and himself, she said, The last time she saw us we’d lost our tempers with each other and were brawling, right out there, he said, pointing in the direction of the main corridor we’d entered through. She was quite angry at us for not being able to let her leave, which was justifiable, if not totally in our hands. Charmeur will continue in his campaign to charm her, and me? I will give her room to explore the castle. I will probably work in my greenhouse—

You have a greenhouse?

Yes. That is where the rose Charmeur gave you originated. It is the only thing that still grows here, amongst all of us thorns, he added with a wry smile. As I was saying, I will probably work out there and stay out of her way until perhaps she would be willing to spend time with us. And all the while, we will be hoping for assistance from the fae enchantress, Selena.

I had the feeling, even though Heather hadn’t said as much directly, that Selena was behind the current state of affairs in the castle, might possibly have even had something to do with why Heather hadn’t made it to the interview after all. Even so, I couldn’t doubt that Heather would make sure Bestiale, Charmeur, Angel, and even Fleur’s story turned out right in the end.

After I thanked them for taking the time with me, the two beasts invited me to stay for supper, saying that I would be most welcome. I wondered if perhaps they hoped Angel might come down out of curiosity, but I didn’t want to interfere in their plans to woo her, and I already had a date for supper planned, with a hot hero all my own.

I wished them luck at the door, and Bestiale bowed with a regal air. Charmeur took my hand and kissed it, tickling my knuckles with his fur while Fleur twined herself around my calves, wanting to be picked up.

I almost cancelled my plans just to stay a while longer, to soak up the old world charm, and experience the magic just a little longer. But then I remembered Heather’s admonishment. Saying my farewells once more, I returned to my own world, to seize the night and make a little magic of my own.

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So, what do you think of my adventure?

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You can find out how Bestiale, Angel, and Charmeur’s love story turns out when it releases on October 20, 2017 at BookStrand. Use the pre-order link to reserve your copy today.  You can read an excerpt there too.

Cursed with a beastly appearance by a fae enchantress, Bestiale and Charmeur live a lonely, wintry life in exile until a spirited redhead bursts into their lives—right out of thin air.

Angel Hunter challenges them at every turn, determined to return to her home because she misses her friends and what little family she has left. Though she can’t deny the growing connection she shares with Bestial and Charmeur, she must refuse them.

With the help of their crafty little sister and a meddling fae enchantress, they plan to convince her that the Northern Kingdom of Tangere is the only home she could ever want.

When an evil from Angel’s former life finds his way to her new home, intent on her destruction, will the magic of her happily ever after prevail?

Beasts in Winter is book 1 in the Tangere Tales Series by Heather Rainier. As you might know I am a big fan of Ms. Rainier’s Divine Creek Ranch Series and I am so looking forward to venture in her new world. I hope you will join me too.

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Book 2,  Midnight of the Fae is releasing November 10, 2017

After discovering an odd little canine while exploring a cave, Caresse stumbles into a world where fae magic and shape shifters are commonplace. She even has her very own distractingly handsome faery bodyguard.

On notice that the queen will pick a bride for him if he won’t cooperate with her plans to become a grandmother, Prince Sebastien wants nothing to do with any of the debutantes his mother keeps pushing at him.

Sebastien’s fae cousin, Leandre has a bombshell of a secret. Her name is Caresse, he’s her faery bodyguard, and he loves her even though she’s meant for Sebastien. Caresse is unaware that she hasn’t just stumbled into the mystical Southern Kingdom of Tangere, she’s actually returned home.

A powerful bond develops between the three of them as she comes into her own unique powers, jeopardizing the plans of an old, malevolent enemy.

Book 3, Dance of the Dragon Sorceress is releasing December 1, 2017.

Basile and Rainger are sworn to defend and foster the baby dragons of the Eastern Kingdom. While searching for the heir to the dragon king’s throne, they fall under the spell of a bewitching brunette. Desire takes a back seat to duty because they must find the baby dragon before it falls into the hands of the evil queen, Draconia.

Seeking shelter from a storm for herself and the odd little stray she picked up, Elaina takes refuge in the stronghold of the Knights of the Order of the Dragon. She’s discovered sound asleep with the tiny dragon king curled up beside her, and mayhem ensues when the prince, the huntsman, and the seven knights learn firsthand she’s not some damsel in distress.

When Draconia learns of the enchanting beauty has stolen the hearts of the men whom she desires for herself, she sets a plan into motion that endangers Basile and Rainger’s love for Elaina before it’s barely begun.

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My Chat with Heather Rainier

My Chat with Samson and Ivan

My Chats with Justin, Val and Ransome

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My Chat with Samson and Ivan

Hello and welcome!

Wait till you see who came for a chat 😀

Let me introduce to you the newest Divine hunks!

Samson Cutter, late 40s

Occupation: Emergency Services Dispatcher (911 operator). He served as an MP in the Army, and then as a police officer in Morehead, before being injured in the line of duty put him in the desk job. He’s also a Dominant at Hazelle House, an exclusive BDSM club in Morehead. He’s very popular among the masochists and submissives… now he just needs the right one to satisfy his darker cravings and lonely night.

Samson’s Favorites:

Food: Steak and baked potato, with a salad alongside it. Maybe. Ivan also makes a crawfish etouffee that he wouldn’t pass up.

Color: Red

Books: Classic sci-fi, like Ray Bradbury, Jules Verne,  Robert Heinlein, and also some Michael Crichton.

Movies: the classic sci-fi action movies like Terminator, Alien, Predator

Band: AC/DC – I don’t “get” a lot of the tunes Joseph plays on the sound system at Hazelle House and I’m usually so busy I tune them out anyway. I like classic rock.

Song: Back in Black

Quote: “Life is hard; it’s harder when you’re stupid” by John Wayne. There’s also a more recent favorite from my good friend, Bunny Carrigan: “It’s not gonna spank itself, Sir.” Yeah, I know it’s not necessarily original with her but that little redhead is a hoot, and she sure keeps my friend Joseph on his toes.

TV Show: M*A*S*H … Yeah, I’m old school, I know.

Holiday: Christmas

Sport: Football. Is there any other? And yeah, Dallas Cowboys rule! And Ivan can suck it.

Which Do You Prefer?

Pepsi or Coke: Coke …with bourbon

Boxers or Briefs: Boxer briefs or Commando … Why do people want to know this?

Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston: Uh, Marilyn Monroe or Sophia Loren. Please.

Die Hard or Terminator: Terminator

Ford or Chevy: Chevy! Ford sucks! Ivan sucks more.

Steak or Chicken: Always steak. Rare.

Star Wars or Star Trek: Star Trek

Beer or Wine: Beer.

What is your most cherished possession? By this question I assume you mean inanimate objects. I try not to get too hung up on possessions but if pressed I’d have to say my impact toy collection, mainly whips that I’m especially fond of using, and my book collection.

How do you feel about being the center of attention? I don’t mind it. I like being in a leadership role which often means having eyes on me. At the club, I don’t generally notice, especially during scenes. My focus needs to remain on whoever I’m working with. I take that responsibility seriously.

What makes you blush? Compliments… and questions about what kind of underwear I prefer to wear.

What makes you laugh out loud? The stuff Bunny says to Joseph at Hazelle House just to see how he reacts, usually with a ball gag and a paddle… or orgasm torture if she’s especially naughty.

How do you feel, generally, about the opposite sex? Unworthy, and I mean that in the larger sense and not as a lack on my part. I grew up with loving parents and in general I love the fairer sex. I think they’re stronger than men in almost every way except for possibly the physical sense…but then I think of them giving birth and yeah, nope. They’re stronger all the way around.

What is your worst habit? Not going to the gym more. And maybe cussing.

Do you have any irrational fears or phobias? Heights really bug me.

How do you think your exes would describe you? Distant, maybe? I think in the back of my mind I was holding out because no one compared to Cassie.

How deeply does your job / social role define you as a person? To a high degree. I like being in a position of leadership and direction, whether it’s on the job or at the BDSM club. People rely on me and I enjoy that role.

What are you the most hopeless at? Small talk. I hate wasting time with chit-chat. I prefer action to talking.

What would you never do, no matter the price? Cheat in a committed relationship. In my line of work in both the military and as a police officer I’ve seen a lot of it, as well as the consequences and the collateral damage.

Ivan Cutter, late 40s

Occupation: Executive Chef at Hermione in Morehead, Texas. He had dreams of attending college on a football scholarship but those were dashed when he was injured his senior year. His knee injury also kept him from his Plan B which was to serve in the Army along with Samson so he went to school and became a chef. He worked for Texas’ most mercurial and demanding restaurateur, Hermione Jones, creating great meals, feeding lots of people, and enjoying life…and then a gorgeous brunette from his past came back into his life.

Ivan’s Favorites:

Food: Any kind of food if it’s well prepared. I have a special place in his heart for a good spicy shrimp/crab/craw fish boil eaten outdoors with an ice cold beer.

Color: Green and blue

Book: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and sci-fi fantasy graphic novels. Oh, and Shakespeare.

Movie: See above translated into movie form.

All-time Favorite Singer: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Song: I love too many songs to have a favorite. Top three: “Pride and Joy” by Stevie Ray Vaughan; “Stuck On You” by Sugarland; and “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge.

Quote: “If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen,” from Harry Truman,  and from Shakespeare, “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” I always thought that last one was pretty romantic.

TV Show: I work so many nights I don’t have any favorite television shows, although I was a big fan of “Dirty Jobs” and “Friends” which I can usually find late night on reruns somewhere on satellite.

Holiday: Christmas

Sport: Football. Oh, and the Dallas Cowboys SUCK!  cough So does Samson cough

Which Do You Prefer?

Pepsi or Coke: Cherry Coke with real cherries, not the bottled stuff.

Boxers or Briefs: Cotton knit briefs. Gotta be cotton because the kitchen gets hot and I wouldn’t want a heat rash, ya know.

Die Hard or Terminator: Die Hard, of course! “Yippee-Ki-Yay, Motherfucker!”

Ford or Chevy: Fords Rule! … I said that just to piss Samson off. cough Chevy’s suck! cough

Steak or Chicken: Either if it’s cooked right.

Star Wars or Star Trek: Star Wars

Beer or Wine: Wine

What is your most cherished possession? My knife collection and my cookbook collection.

How do you feel about being the center of attention? Love it!

What makes you blush? Nothing, honey. That’s just the heat from my Viking stove.

How do you feel, generally, about the opposite sex? Love them. LOVE THEM. Especially this gorgeous brunette I knew in high school. Man, she was an angel. Too bad she wound up with a total dickhead who didn’t deserve to kiss the soles of her feet.

What is your worst habit? I’m bad about forgetting to return calls. I tend to procrastinate. Oh, and I suck at parking.

Do you have any irrational fears or phobias? Clothes shopping.

How do you think your exes would describe you? Too committed to my career and the long hours restaurants keep. And when I’m not cooking I’m talking about cooking…or thinking about cooking.

How deeply does your job / social role define you as a person? Deeply. I want to feed everyone. It’s genetic. My mom is the same way.

What’s your favorite smell? Remember that brunette I mentioned earlier? She owns a coffee shop and bakery in Divine, and a friend of mine brought me one of her fancy cupcakes in a gift box. I opened that box and this heavenly aroma of vanilla bean, hazelnut, and some exotic spice… My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Now I associate that smell with my memories of her.

What are you the most hopeless at? Understanding women. I think I need a woman who likes to cook as much as I do and then we might understand each other.

What would you never do, no matter the price? Bungee jumping. And cheating in a relationship. Never gonna happen, either one.

Thank you Samson and Ivan for chatting with me. Really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to reading your story.

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Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed the chat.

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Samson and Ivan hail from “How Cassie Got Her Grind Back”, book 23 in “Divine Creek Ranch” series by Heather Rainier! Release date is May 6, 2016.

Find out what happens when Samson and Ivan encounter the woman who has haunted their dreams and fueled fantasies for decades.

Cassie Villalobos promised Samson and Ivan Cutter on the day they graduated high school that she would pursue her dreams of becoming a singer-songwriter, no matter what.

Raised under the dictatorial thumb of her father, Cassie’s promise went unfulfilled. Newly single, her hands are full running her coffee shop, Divine Drip, and dealing with her aging parents, and lothario ex-husband.

Samson and Ivan left Divine after graduation, never intending to return, but they’ve never forgotten their love for Cassie.

Banked embers flare between the three at their thirty year class reunion. Although she has friends in ménages, Cassie is intimidated by the desire of two men, believing she is past her prime and the men set out to change her mind.

Samson’s passion for sadism is balanced by Ivan’s easy affection, and Cassie finds the combination irresistible. Hope flares for fulfilling all her dreams while stirring the distorted illusions of someone obsessed with controlling her.

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Excerpt

“Whatever you do, Samson, don’t give her the steely-eyed dominant stare. And what are you? A nervous thirteen-year-old girl calling her BFF for pointers on how to act around the boy she likes?”

Samson had called Ivan while waiting for Joseph and Bunny’s wedding to get started to let him know Cassie was in attendance. Samson watched as the woman of their dreams entered the hallway outside the suite Bunny had been holed up in for the last two hours.

Samson scowled at his phone and then put it back to his ear. Chuckling silently, Jack Warner looked over at him and lifted his chin inquiringly at the phone. Samson shook his head and looked down at the floor. “Lower your voice, man. I just wanted you to know she was here. I guess she’s one of Bunny’s bridesmaids or attendants. I didn’t know they were that close. Shit.” He wasn’t smooth like his brother, and the first thing he’d thought when he’d laid eyes on her was to call Ivan.

“When you get a chance, just slide on up to her and start a conversation with her. Don’t give her the stare.”

“What stare?”

“The one you give people who you want to do your bidding. Probably the same one you use when you want to beat on one of your poor masochists.”

“They’re not my ‘poor masochists,’ fucker,” he ground out as he walked a short distance down the hallway. “I only give them what they need, and I would think you’d know that by now since you know how to use Google. I’m not a monster.” Jack snorted in amusement and Samson stepped farther down the hall.

Ivan’s chuckle on the other end made him grind his teeth. “No, you’re a big squeez-y teddy bear. You got all that growling out of your system now? Take a deep breath and…just smile at her. Offer to get her a glass of champagne. Dance with her. Don’t say anything about the past, and for fuck’s sake, don’t tell her you like to spank naughty girls.”

Samson grinned, imaging for a split second how her lush bare butt cheek would feel under his hand. “At least not yet.”

“Just never in front of me, okay?”

“She’s in a mansion housing a BDSM club, and she’s friends with several subs. I think they’ve talked. So it shouldn’t come as any big surprise to her. Fine, I won’t say anything about my sadistic tendencies, okay?”

“And I wouldn’t say anything about attending the class reunion. Just let her be surprised.”

“I wasn’t going to since you need to be with us before I say anything about…you know.”

“Right. So just establish you’re the nice guy she remembers and you’re still single. And try not to give her the impression she’s in your sights.”

“Our sights.”

“Whatever. I’m not getting my hopes up until I get a green light from her. I have to go. My ganache is thickening.”

Gazing at her delicious form from the rear, he admired the sensual sway of her hips and the graceful curve of her bare back and neck as she moved past a window. “That’s not the only thing thickening. Later.”

“Pervert.”

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Read another excerpt on the publisher site here

Two more releases are scheduled for the same day, May 6th, 2016 for Heather Rainier.

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Updated Third Edition of The Insider’s Guide to the Divine Creek Ranch Collection. Pre-order at BookStrand.

Another exciting offering coming May 6th for lovers of the series and readers who would like an overview of each book, PLUS there’s a novella, AND it’s FREE!

Dive into the iconic world of Heather Rainier’s Divine Creek Ranch and explore the inspirations for the series.

The guide gives an overview of each book, offers Heather’s insights into her writing, character summaries, music playlists, and her favorite excerpts from each book. It also features an original Divine Creek Ranch ménage novella entitled Divine Déjà Vu, which is available only with the guide.

In Divine Déjà Vu, LuAnn and Maynard have moved on from their dramatic first encounter in Divine Phoenix. Eight months along in their relationship, Mayn returns home with an unexpected guest. LuAnn’s introduction to Mayn’s brother Daniel is eerily similar to her first meeting with Mayn. As they overcome embarrassing circumstances to explore the undeniable pull LuAnn feels for both brothers, can she deal with the prospect of another long distance relationship?

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The Divine Creek Ranch Collection Boxed Set, Volume One – pre-order at BookStrand

More excitement coming on May 6th! Siren-BookStrand is releasing the Divine Creek Ranch Collection boxed set, Volume One for $4.99. All three stories bundled together at a fantastic price for 500,000+ words…

In Divine Grace, with the help of three gorgeous men Grace is able to free herself from an abusive boyfriend. Jack, Ethan, and Adam know they have found the one woman they want to pleasure and protect, but the real difficulty comes in convincing her that their interest is in far more than just a fling. For them, this is forever.

In Her Gentle Giant, Part 1: No Regrets, Eli Wolf, a cross between Viking and Indian warrior, has found in Rachel Lopez someone infinitely more compelling than the women who flock to him nightly as security at The Dancing Pony Nightclub. When Rachel’s apartment burns down, Eli invites her to stay with him and begins the work of overcoming Rachel’s jealous nature, the one thing that could keep them apart.

In Her Gentle Giant, Part 2: Remember to Dance, as Rachel and Eli prepare for a future together, painful memories surface from Rachel’s past. Though she protests to be unaffected by them, Eli is not so fast to forgive. He recruits the men of Divine Creek Ranch in his effort to correct the offense. Rachel confronts a test of her own as she decides once and for all whether her trust in Eli is absolute.

In Heavenly Angel, Angel Martinez spends months patiently coaxing the beautiful Teresa out of her self-imposed shell. Teresa has left a painful past behind in order to begin a new life for her and her son. She cares deeply for the Divine Creek Ranch foreman but, just as she is ready to let her guard down, the arrival of Joaquin, Angel’s brother, throws her for a loop. Now her efforts of moving on are doubly tested as she considers the alluring possibility of having both the heavenly Angel and the devilish Joaquin.

A note from Heather Rainier

It’s always a pleasure to share the world of Divine, Texas with erotic romance readers. Thank you so much for hosting me today, and giving me a chance to share my stories with your followers.

Seize the day, Baby!
Heather Rainier

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My Chat with Heather Rainier

Hello and welcome!

Today I have one of my top 10 authors whose books are on auto-buy for me. I had 3 of the Divine hunks from my fave book of the series for a chat back in June 2014.

Please welcome Heather Rainier!

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Heather lives and writes in South Central Texas. Her stories offer up the content of her fantasies, with autobiographical humor, triumph and tragedy mixed in.

Heather’s love of romance fiction began as a teenager when her mom gave her copies of Kathleen Woodiwiss’s “The Flame and the Flower” and Bertrice Small’s “Skye O’Malley”. To this day she’s pretty sure that was her mom’s version of the “birds and the bees” talk.

Heather writes the type of novel she loves to read: more erotic and edgy than the mainstream, with plenty of sweet romance mixed in and a happily ever after guaranteed. Heather’s favorite type of hero is the gentle, lovable giant but readers will discover a wide variety of heroes and alphas on the pages of her novels, from nearly perfect to very flawed.

When not happily typing at her keyboard, Heather is usually busy corralling her kids, or loving on her smokin’ hot husband, who thankfully loves to cook.

Read on to find out more…

Do you have a nickname?
I grew up blessed with a name that couldn’t be easily changed into a nickname so taking on a pen name was a nickname of sorts. Only a select few know my pen name outside my immediate family so it’s become a nickname of sorts, usually when I act more like “Heather” than my mild-mannered “real-world” self would. This usually involves colorful storytelling, unladylike language, and maybe sangria.

What is one word that best describes you?
Introvert. I’m comfortable with my own company, so being able to write from home is a dream-come-true career. As long as Mr. Rainier takes me out for steak or seafood every so often, I’m happy. I’m sensitive to the energy and moods of other people, and when I am out, I’m naturally a people watcher. I think that’s the storyteller in me.

What makes you laugh out loud?
My husband makes me laugh out loud when he asks a question and my answer is a bit more “Heather” than my usual mild-mannered self. His reactions are priceless.

I also laugh out loud at our kids, who are mortified by our lovey-dovey-ness with each other. Our teenaged daughter is particularly nauseated by our rampant mutual affection, although I know she secretly aspires to have a relationship just like ours.

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And our dogs, Eli and Cheyenne, also provide comic relief. Most of the time, they’re comatose on our back porch but then, on a moment’s notice, they’re off chasing dragonflies, birds, or…the air. Every once in a while they’ll come back with something awesome like a live guinea hen, a dead wild turkey, or bones of an unknown origin that they’ve found or dug up on the property. Or worse, they return from a losing battle with a skunk. Not good.

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Because of their calming effect, I love the scent of several herbs, including rosemary, lavender, and spearmint. I’m also very partial to the scent of a brand new book.

Favourite place to spend time in?
Bed. I don’t think that needs any further explanation. Although I love being anywhere Mr. Rainier is. We’ve always been self-employed, so we’re that odd couple that spends a lot of time around each other and likes it that way. He’s my sounding board and I’m his.

At one point I was his receptionist and bookkeeper. One day I kissed him goodbye when he came in the office right as a UPS deliveryman arrived with a package. After I was gone, the driver told him that he had a pretty good thing going, having a secretary with side benefits. He said, “You have no idea.”

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
As far as genres go, I tend to avoid thrillers and mysteries, since I’m too easily distracted from keeping all the clues and facts straight. As far as the romance sub-genres go, I’ll read paranormal, fantasy/sci-fi, contemporary, BDSM, MFM or MMF ménage. Because I’m a writer, I catch myself editing as I read, so I’m a stickler about well-written and well-edited books.

My deal breakers are main characters who cheat, barely-of-age main characters in ménage, and happy-for-now stories. I like commitments, weddings, and babies—hopefully in that order.

Writing! What started it?
Writing has always been my dream career, but I grew up in a time where it was nearly impossible to be published, and be successful enough at it to do it full time. After working numerous jobs and then coming home to be a mom, I desperately needed to the creative outlet. In my early forties I started reading romance novels again and wound up buying a Kindle because I’d discovered this thing called erotic romance. After reading many, finding a few favorite authors, and realizing digital publishing was recreating the playing field for hopeful authors, I tried my hand at writing an MFMM ménage, where the heroine is the center of attention for all the men and the men don’t play with each other. I wrote my first three stories and got VERY lucky in finding a publisher that specialized in what I wanted to write. That relationship has been a life-changing one for me.
So glad you did. I think many of your fans would agree with me that your books are wonderful and the heroines’ lives resonate with many of them, including me.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
I’m a very creative person, raised by creative parents. My mother was a painter, my father was a commercial photographer, and my stepmother was a graphic artist and folk artist. I grew up around people who had an “eye” for creating art in the same way authors have a “way” with words. I’ve always been a reader so the tendency was always there. If it hadn’t been writing, it probably would’ve been either photography or graphic art.

Audiobooks! Any plans to have more of your books in audio format?
Many people have told me they’ve enjoyed the audiobook of Margot’s Hunger. I’ve signed an agreement with my publisher for any book I write with them to be made available in audio format. Beyond that, I have no control over the process. The first step is for a narrator, or “potential novice” narrator to audition to read it with Audibles. I have no idea how that process works but I hope someone with a sexy Texan accent one day decides to bring Divine, Texas to audible life.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
My first hope is that my stories convey commitment, love, and the idea that happily-ever-afters are not just fairy tales. I write to push readers to not just accept themselves but to also celebrate their uniqueness and that, until we’re in our graves, it’s never too late to seize the day. For some readers, I bring a message that maybe it’s time to raise their standards for the kind of treatment they will accept from a partner. My ultimate goal is to offer a temporary escape from reality that delivers erotic adventure, tenderness, and laughter.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
I grew up with the notion that men were visually stimulated creatures (porn) and women were more stimulated by the written word (romance novels) but I believe the lines are much more blurred. I’m one of those odd visually-stimulated ducks, so I’m not going to fault a man who prefers to read erotic romance. I don’t write to please a certain age range but I am definitely sensitive to the number of mature readers who own Kindles.

What is your favorite work-related activity when you’re not writing?
I love interacting on Facebook, through my timeline and fan page, and on my blog, the Divine Tease.

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Ethan Grant, one of the original heroes from Divine Grace, book one in the Divine Creek Ranch series, is also on Facebook and readers can look him up as well. He writes short stories based on pickup lines he hears at the Dancing Pony and shares them most every Sunday night on his timeline. Just look for the blue Dancing Pony Pickup Lines banner.

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He’s been writing the pickup lines for a few years, and some of the original one-liners have been embellished with a bit more story and are now featured weekly as Slices of Life from the Dancing Pony on my blog, usually on Wednesdays.
I always look forward to reading his posts, they make my day.

What is next in your writing?
I have at least a few more Divine Creek Ranch stories to tell, but I am also planning another erotic romance series, most probably also ménage, but set in a fantasy/sci-fi-oriented world. The character development, eroticism, romance, and humor readers have come to expect will be in whatever this series develops into. I’m just feeling the need to throw off contemporary rules and experience a new, otherworldly realm. I haven’t ruled out any possibility yet.

Looking forward to read more of your books in the future. Thank you Heather for spending a little time in my corner of the blogging world.

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Thank you for joining me here. Hope you enjoyed the chat.

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My Chats with Justin, Val and Ransome

Hello and welcome!

I can’t tell you how giddy I am to share with you my chats with not one, but 3 Divine hunks SQUEEEEEE

I had to go to Divine, Texas and meet them separately because we could not work out a time that was good for all 3, but I think it worked fine, because I don’t know if I could have handled all the Divine hawtness in one shot.

Without further ado because I know you are curious, I give you…

JUSTIN CONNORS

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes. My beautiful wife, Charity. We also have two teenagers, Beau and Justine.

What one word best describes her?
One? Hell. Perfect.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Funny that you should ask that. There was a package waiting on the porch when I got home this afternoon. It contained the Viking costume I ordered for my next role-playing scene with Charity. I had to try it on before she gets home from work, so here I am… A chin strap on the horned helmet? Seriously? tears that crap off The leathers are nice and soft, though, especially since I have to go commando… gulp … he makes one fine Viking that’s for sure

What makes you laugh out loud?
My niece, Rose Marie Warner. Seriously. I’ve known my wife Charity since she was a pre-teen and that little diva is her all over again. Grace and her men have their hands full with “Little Miss Talk-To-The-Hand”.

What is your favourite dessert?
Charity makes this amazing apricot preserves cake. The first few bites get your taste buds doing that painful “yoing-yoing-yoing” thing but I can’t get enough of it.

What is your greatest fear?
Not being able to give Charity what she needs…and wants. Satisfying her is my first priority. Losing her would be my greatest fear.
I am thinking to ask him if he has a brother…

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Seriously? Have you seen my wife? I sleep nude even in the dead of winter. We keep each other warm.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Dinner out at our favorite steakhouse, dressed in our riding leathers so we can take a sunset ride on my Harley, then stopping in at the Dancing Pony because Charity loves to dance.
Yes I heard about their famous dances, I would love to join the girls… maybe one day 😀

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yeah. Our book, Divine Charity, is book #19 in Heather Rainier’s Divine Creek Ranch Collection.
Readers periodically asked if Charity’s story would ever be told. Heather wasn’t sure for a long time but kept an open mind because if ever there was a woman with enough love in her heart for more than one man, it’s my Charity.
Readers are going to meet several new characters in the course of reading Divine Charity and their stories will be shared in subsequent books.

Thank you Justin for meeting on such a short notice and give my hugs to Charity. I love all of Divine women, but she is my fave.

And now I give you…

VAL TELLER

Do you have a nickname?
Val actually is a nickname. Will I tell you my full name? Nope. Only one person is allowed to use it.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I just got out of the shower. At the moment, I’m wearing knit boxers and a towel on my head.
And I need my big drool bib… he is so yummy.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Since I wouldn’t mind showing up in future books, I’ll say yeah, she did. She’s pretty intuitive about…stuff.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing the family relationships I have. I love my cousins and their families and it would kill me if something happened to them or if those ties were broken.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
When I’m at home, I sleep completely nude. When Ransome and I are on the road, I wear boxers to protect his self-esteem.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Vanilla on a woman’s skin. It’s an old memory from school. I had a Home Economics class with a girl I had a crush on. We got paired together in a cooking class and she accidentally spilled some vanilla flavoring and got it on her top. I practically hyperventilated any time I was around her for the rest of the day until she caught me sniffing her. I’m still in love with her today and any time I smell vanilla it takes me back.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Sort of. Even though she isn’t mine in the romantic sense, let’s say she’s the only woman I want in my life.

What is one word that best describes her?
She still smells like vanilla sometimes.

What is your favourite colour?
Blue. The exact shade of her eyes.

Thank you Val for your time and I am looking forward to know more of your story.

And here is my chat with…

RANSOME CROSS

What one word best describes you?
Loyal

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I just came in from working on my bike. My oldest pair of holey jeans, which are now also grease-stained. I’m barefoot. No shirt.
I think he could wear a potato sack and he would still be eye candy, but I like the no-shirt view

What is your favourite drink?
On a hot day like this, beer that’s so cold it makes my teeth ache. That’s what I’m having right now.
he shivers as condensation drips onto his abs and my eyes are following the drops… I grab my beer and take a drink too

What is your greatest fear?
Never having a woman in my life to love for the long haul. I see what my cousin Justin has with Charity and…damn. Never mind. What’s the next question?

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing, when I’m at home. But to keep Val from feeling a little “less than” when we’re on the road together, I wear briefs.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Who fucking told you I was ticklish? Bet it was Val. Fine. My ribs and under my arms are very ticklish. Like, “poke me there and I won’t be responsible for your injuries” kind of ticklish.
I try to hide my grin… Nobody told me, it is one of my questions. He looks at me with an arched brow…

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Only one woman catches my interest anymore, and all she has to do is breathe.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I’m curious how Val answered this question. Did you ask him? I guess my best answer is yes, she’s definitely a part of my life. I’d give my left nut to have her in my arms, too.

What one word best describes her?
Loyal. Caring. Compassionate. Beautiful. And taken.

Thank you Ransome for your time and I am looking forward to know your whole story.

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And there you have it, now you know why I said that it worked best meeting them separately… phew… fanning face

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I would like to thank Heather Rainier for arranging the meetings with the 3 hunks, hailing from Divine Charity the newest book in The Divine Creek Ranch series coming this Friday, June 20th, 2014. And I am so excited.

Book Blurb
    Charity has adored Justin since he stole her heart twenty-two years ago and together they’ve built a steadfast love. She’d do anything for him, except ask for her deepest desire because the risk of hurting him is too great.
    The day he claimed Charity’s heart, Justin swore he’d never share her love, but time has given him a new perspective. Despite her attempts to hide it, Justin knows Charity has always loved his cousins, Val and Ransome. Now older and wiser, he wants to give her the same fulfillment her sister Grace enjoys with the men she loves.
    Seeing so many ménages in Divine gives Val and Ransome hope, and when fate offers them an opportunity they seize the chance for a future with Charity. When an innocent victim from their past adventures reaches out to them, they provide safe haven, not knowing that doing so will ultimately place the woman they love in danger.

I discovered the series just before Christmas 2013 and I am so glad I did, I loved every book in the series. If you read the series, you know what I mean, if you didn’t, I urge you to do so, 5 stars from me all the way.

Here is an excerpt from Divine Charity

    Justin stroked Charity’s nipple with his tongue. Her breath caught and her nipple tightened to a beaded peak. “Unspeakably beautiful. I have no other words. I really meant it when I said I’d do anything for you.”
    “I don’t know what to say,” she replied in a shaky voice as she stroked the back of his head.
    “Where do you see life taking us as Beau goes off to college and Justine becomes a senior this fall?”
   “What do you mean? Like traveling?”
   “Sure. But if you could make changes in our life together, what would you want?”
   A frown creased her brows and she shook her head. “I don’t want anything to change.”
   He smoothed her hair from her glowing face and cupped her cheek in his hand. “Share your ultimate fantasy with me. If there were no limits, no constraints, nothing I wouldn’t do that you asked of me, what would you ask me for?”
   She looked up at him, her heart in her eyes and said, “I’d want you, baby. Just you.”
   To be the object of her desire was satisfying, but he knew there was a craving buried in her heart. One that she seemed intent on hiding no matter how often it surfaced. He doubted anyone else knew but he could read her face and her eyes. Determined, he pushed her. “I’m ready for a new role-playing scene with you. Something completely different.”
   Heat flared in her blue eyes, along with excitement and need. “You are? Tell me.”
   She shifted beneath him and he felt it when she went fluid and hot all around his cock. He smiled, knowing he had her. “Remember late Saturday night at last year’s ROT Rally?”
   She bit her lip and nodded. “When we stayed overnight and partied with Dale and Natalie at their RV site?”  
   He grinned, almost able to hear the gears turning in her head. His dick tingled at the memory. “You and me, out by the pool, while our friends watched.” Most importantly, his cousins Val Teller and Ransome Cross had been there, too. Watching. Almost seeming to stand guard, as if that had been necessary.
   She drew in a shaky breath and then looked up at him and giggled. In a wistful tone, she said, “Yeah. I remember…vividly.”

To preorder “DIVINE CHARITY” click here

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Below are the links to learn more about Heather Rainier’s books and keep in touch :

WebsiteBook Strand PublishingAmazon Author Page –  FacebookTwitterGoodreads

Make sure you like Heather’s Facebook page, she will have contests and giveaways all week.

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QUESTION

When you look at a woman/man what catches your interest?

For me the eyes are the first thing I see on a man… and a nice tush helps too 😀

One lucky commenter, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random will win a digital copy of “DIVINE CHARITY”. The comments will stay open until 3pm EST on Thursday, June 19th, 2014. Good luck!

Hope you enjoyed my chats with the 3 hunks from Divine!

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