Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Heart of Stone by Sandra Kay

A marriage in name only. A secret past. Can love be found amid the tangle of distrust and betrayal? Alone and pregnant with twins, Amber Wilson has only a fuzzy memory of how she got that way. One thing she knows for sure—no man will ever get near enough to hurt her again. But when she meets Stone Brandon, the attraction is too great to ignore. Stone’s ex-fiancée’s betrayal has hardened his heart. Though he is drawn to Amber, he knows he can never fall in love again. Still, with her help, the dreams he has for the expansion of his family’s ranch can become a reality. A platonic marriage seems like the logical answer for both of them—until he realizes that a marriage in name only with Amber is a hell of his own making.

From Sandra Kay's website:
My name is Sandra Kay. I am a published author with The Wild Rose Press, Yellow Rose Line. Cowboys, the eternal icon of the old west -- and the present day west -- are my heroes. There's just something about a Stetson tilted just right, Wrangler's that fit like a glove, and cowboy boots!

Currently, I'm writing contemporary western romance novels, and I am in the process of completing the sequel to Heart of Stone. This 2nd book in the Brandon Cattle Ranch series has a working title of Cady's Chance. The 3rd book is about Tyler Brandon, and the 4th and final in the series will be about the youngest brother, Jefferson.

The Brandon's have a cattle ranch in Central Texas, a beautiful part of the great state of Texas. Having visited there many times on my granddaddy's farm, I have first hand knowledge of the beauty and greenness of that area.

I love the characters in this series, and hope that you will, as well.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Secret Book Club

SHHH! Don't tell anyone that I am sharing this with you! I may get kicked out of the Club if you tell!

It is a SECRET! A SECRET BOOK CLUB! Be sure you DO NOT spread this around the internet. If you do, it will no longer be a SECRET.

But I know I can trust my readers here at Sizzling Hot Romance not to tell anyone. Can't I???

Keep this LINK a closely guarded SECRET. Don't share it with anyone!

Kristie Leigh Maguire - a member of  the Secret Book Club

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hotter than hot! Cabin Fever: Affairs of the Heart (Book Two)

Cabin Fever: Affairs of the Heart (Book Two)

The beautiful and sexy Marcie Treyhorne is a steel magnolia who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. Marcie's story began in DESERT HEAT. Her saga continues in CABIN FEVER. Marcie leaves the blistering heat of the desert but the searing passion she carries to the northern Nevada mountains will melt the deepest of winter snows. Author Janet Elaine Smith states, "...the ending is a twist that will hit you like a runaway train! You won't want to miss this one!"

Warning: Contains ménage between loving partners.

From a reader: "When I read the author's introduction in this book I was thinking it was going to be a tame romance. Heck no. There's some threeways and a lesbian encounter in these pages. If those types of things don't turn you off then I would say give this one a try. The story moves along at a snappy pace and never gets bogged down. Even though this is the second in a series with the same characters, don't let that deter you away from it. There is enough of a recap through conversations and whatnot to give you a good idea of the first book's storyline. To me, this was one of those steamy books that I wish were more readily available."
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hotter than hot! Desert Heat: Affairs of the Heart (Book One)

I recently re-published my novel, Desert Heat: Affairs of the Heart (Book One) into ebook and Kindle formats. You can now purchase this hotter than hot romance book for only $2.99 at and

WARNING: Contains menage between loving partners.

Enjoy the read!
Kristie Leigh Maguire - romance author

From the scorching sun of the Mojave Desert to the brilliant neon lights of Las Vegas, the sexy steel magnolia Marcie Treyhorne blazes a trail of passion through the desert sands. Her heart is torn in half as her desire for her new boss grows into a raging inferno while her love for her longtime husband remains as steadfast as the ancient desert mountains that surround Mojave Junction, California.

Desert Heat - Voted Romance of the Year at the Affaire de Coeur Magazine reader/writer poll.

“Maguire singes readers' eyes with the fire of her love scenes.” - Romantic Times Book Club Magazine

“Come take a journey to the Mojave Desert where the weather is hot and passion runs high. Desert Heat will intrigue readers with its fascinating characters and their ménage a trois. Ms. Maguire weaves an erotica filled with more than just fun and games.” - Just Erotic Romance

“Grab the ice cubes, for this one will burn your hands it is so hot! This book is a must read for any true blue romance fans. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to savor a romance that sizzles!” -

“Desert Heat is hotter than hot; it should come with a warning label! What a fantastic story! The characters are hot, the dialogue sexy, and the plot is thrilling! If you are a romantic and you like romance novels that make you feel as though you are a part of it all, then this story is the one for you! I was completely captivated from cover-to-cover and I know you will be too!” - Victoria Taylor Murray

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Because it is Mother's Day ...

Happiness, like most things, comes from mothers.
An amniotic universe is rare.
Paradises aren't found with others,
Perhaps because we must breathe our own air.
Yet even after paradise, we find
Mothers are a bath of warm affection.
Only mothers' love is truly blind
To guarantee all errant souls protection.
However we find love, it can be only
Evanescences of memories
Retained from when we never could be lonely,
'Ere we left our mother's outsized knees.
So good it is to have that happiness
Designed to grace each subsequent caress,
All future love and joy to underlie,
Yearning backwards towards a mother's sigh.

A poem by Nicholas Gordon

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Serendipity House by Joyce DeBacco

Sylvie Gardner was a pleaser. She did as her mother pleased, and she did as her fiancé pleased. Then she did as she pleased. Raised by a domineering mother, Sylvie doesn’t like the submissive woman she’s become. Determined to take back her life, she heads to the hills instead of to the altar on her wedding day. Coming across a quaint, country inn with an intriguing name, she impulsively checks into SERENDIPITY HOUSE. Peopled with an odd assortment of characters, the inn has clearly seen better days. Even the regulars have a bit of wear on them. Thus, when debonair Alex Clemenceau arrives and is strangely comfortable vacationing among the geriatric set, Sylvie is suspicious and does her best to ignore him. But Alex will not be ignored, pushing her buttons until she admits, if only to herself that she’s falling in love with him. Not until she’s hired to manage the inn does she learn he’s not the pedigreed gentleman he purports to be, but a streetwise PI hired by her ex to find her. Adding insult to injury, he’s bought the inn and asks for her help in restoring it to its former glory. Forced to work together, both learn about relationships, expectations, and acceptance—among family members as well as strangers who become like family.

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Meet Joyce DeBacco
Everyone needs some kind of creative outlet, and I think I've tried them all. I took up the piano a few years ago, having abandoned it as a child. But after two years of lessons, I realized that piano is much easier to learn when you're young. Now, whenever I want to hear soul-stirring piano music, I put on Yanni or some of the classical pieces I love.

My other interests are sewing, which I've enjoyed ever since my grandmother showed me how to sew two pieces of cloth together without any stitches showing. Grandma is gone now, but I always think of her when I make that stitch. Because my need for clothes is minimal—think shorts and tank tops—I turned my skill to curtains, washable slipcovers, and mending. Then I discovered machine quilting. Love it. But, alas, I've run out of beds and wall space in my house.

But throughout all my creative endeavors I've always returned to my first love, writing. Although SERENDIPITY HOUSE is my first published novel, like most writers, I have others taking up space in a drawer. Every so often I take one out, dust it off, and polish it up.

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