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Forever Starts Today!

Monday, April 10th, 2017

It’s Release Day!

Exclusive Excerpt Below

Love doesn’t last, not even in Forever.

Sadie has been disappointed time and again and gives no credence to the myth she’ll one day find her true love. Her small hometown offers little in the way of opportunity, excitement, or anonymity, but guilt and resentment keep her Forever bound.
Asher craves distance from the city and the business his father insists he join. He’s hoping the quaint town of Forever will spark his muse and give him clarity to make major life decisions. He’s not looking for love, but a strange encounter and an odd gift give him a glimpse into a future where his destiny becomes clearer every day.

Excerpt 

He waited until his mother and aunt made it through the door, and then turned in time to catch a woman a few inches shorter than him as she slammed into his chest. “Whoa.”

A beautiful woman. Who smelled real good.

“Oh my God. I’m so sorry,” she said.

Man, her voice was sexy. All throaty and a little breathless. His mind immediately jumped to wicked thoughts. She looked up, and all he saw was big sapphire blue eyes and long blond tresses. Her cheeks turned bright red. It looked good on her. A sudden image of her looming over him, riding him hard, her face and neck flushed pink, her eyes dark with arousal filled his tiny brain while the all the blood in his body rushed to his groin. He cleared his throat but not the vision. Asher needed some distance between them before she could realize where his thoughts had gone. “No, I’m sorry. I wasn’t paying attention and spun around too fast.”

Gorgeous. Stunning in a casual girl-next-door kind of way. Her hair hung down her back in soft curls, but had a messy look to it, as though she’d been sliding her fingers through it in the recent past. Or after he’d spent hours running his fingers through it. She had a dimple on her right cheek. She had a cute button-shaped nose and high cheekbones.

She looked familiar, but he didn’t know her.

He stuck his hands in his pockets before he reached for her, and his fingers encountered the locket. He had forgotten about it while eating his lunch. Now its warmth flowed through him when he wrapped his hand around it, grounding him in an odd way.

“Um…” The flush in her cheeks darkened. Her eyes widened. She blinked a few times, fluttering long dark lashes before she dropped her gaze to where she still had her hands pressed flat against his chest. She curled her fingers the tiniest bit before she snapped them back and almost jumped backward another two feet. “I’m sorry.”

Asher wiped one finger across his mouth, surreptitiously confirming no drool trickled from the corner of his lips. All was good, but damn, the woman was a stunner. Perfect height. Perfect weight, not model thin like many of the woman who ran in his circles back home. Not that there was anything wrong with that, but Christ, why did so many women give up eating? Did they honestly believe the thinner they were, the more attractive they’d be? Didn’t they realize many men liked women they could hold without fear of crushing?

He adored women who loved and embraced their bodies— tall, short, athletic, curvy and yes even thin. He liked women who enjoyed meals without feeling the need to order eat only a small salad as their main course.

She had curves. Delicious curves. She wore a yellow dress that hugged every swell she owned. At home, women with bodies like hers covered them with clothes a size larger. Thankfully, she didn’t.

She must have been with the group he’d noticed over in the corner. He hadn’t paid them much attention as he’d been more focused on helping his aunt get settled. While they discussed the ice-cream shop, he had scoured a local newspaper a previous diner had left behind. All eight pages. Eight pages that included births, obits, the heat wave, abnormal for this time of year, and the upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance.

His gaze dipped down to where the dress she wore had a modest V that displayed the tops of her creamy and exquisite looking breasts. “It’s not a problem.” He forced his feet to move and stepped out of the way, but stretched out his right arm to push open and hold the door for her. “After you.”

“Thank you.” She kept her gaze glued to the floor and angled her body as she walked past.

“My name’s Asher. My aunt runs the ice-cream shop.” The necklace in his pocket shifted, catching his attention for a split second.

She raised her head. “. How’s Lorraine doing?”

“Good. Sore. Frustrated. The doctor wants her off her feet and resting for a few days. Sounds like she’s been trying to do too much.”

She laughed. She had a beautiful genuine sounding laugh. “Yes, many stepped in to help, and some of the students took different shifts while she was in the hospital. She’s not one to accept support or delegate. As soon as they released her, I’m sure she spent more time at the shop than anybody else. I’m glad to hear she finally reached out to family, though.” She paused. “I didn’t even know she had family until my mother mentioned it.”

“My mom and I arrived yesterday.”

“Are you staying in town for long?”

“A few weeks. Depends on my aunt.” They had stopped on the sidewalk in front of the pub. “I didn’t catch your name,” he said.

“I didn’t give it.” She smiled, her mouth curving in an appealing grin. She also had perfect white teeth.

“My aunt told me the people in Forever were friendly and polite.”

She nodded. “Most are.”

He laughed. “So, you’re not one of them?”

“Sadie.”

“Pretty name.” A beautiful name.

She snorted.

“You don’t agree? There’s not many Sadie’s out there. You’re the first one I’ve met.”

“Yeah, well, I wish I wasn’t one.”

He frowned. “I’m not sure I understand why? It’s okay to be unique.” In the back of his mind, he chuckled as he heard his grandmother’s words coming out of his mouth. “Your parents could have called you Jane or Diane. Or good grief, Tiffany or Britney.” He tried for levity. Mind you, he knew more than a few Tiffany’s and Britney’s.

She gave him a sharp look. “Not if you’re named after a dance.”

He stared at her. “Seriously? Your name is Sadie Hawkins?”

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Bad Boys of Romance BlogHop

Friday, June 7th, 2013

It’s the Bad Boys of Romance Blog Hop

June 7 to 17th

Wow, this is a long one and

there’s a whole lot of chances to WIN!

Bad Boys of Romance

Oh you know you love them. Those “bad boys” of romance. And now we’re celebrating them and all their naughty deliciousness.  🙂

Who are some of my favorites?  Well there are so many, but let’s see…

First we have the wild boys..

Wild Card
Then what about the dangerous boys…
Dangerous Games
And how about those hot boys…
Hot Zone
And gosh, don’t forget about those fabulous sinners…
Rock Hard
But I think, my personal favorites, are the nauti boys
Nauti Boy

And while you’re here, I hope you’ll take a moment to check out my bad boy, Tanner from Worth the Risk.  Well, he’ s not really bad, he’s actually very, very good!

So, now a question for you.

Which “bad boy” revs your motor? Is he a hero? Villain? A secondary character?

 I’m giving away a $5 Amazon Gift Card.

 All you need to do is tell me who’s your favorite bad boy.

Leave me a comment (and don’t forget your email)

 

But wait, there’s more…

This “Bad Boys” of Romance Giveaway Hop” hosted by herding cats & burning soup, Rantings of a Reading Addict and author Blue Remy! and they have a GRAND PRIZE!   To enter, click on the rafflecopter link below.

Grand Prize Rafflecopter

But wait, there’s more…

Don’t forget to check out the other Blogs for LOTS of chances to win gift cards, swag, books -a all kinds of things!

 

Have fun!  And I hope you find your bad boy for the summer 🙂

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Snippets-Feb 10, 2013

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

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It’s that time again, where each week authors from all over and writing in all genres bring you snippets from their work.  It could be a work in progress or a completed piece.  It could be published or not.

Last week I gave you a glimpse into my current release Worth the Risk, a story about two people who grew up together, fell in love and then separated.  She decided to sacrifice her chance at happiness for his, and she let him go.  This is a continuation.

Ten years since graduation, ten years since she last saw Tanner, and ten years since…fuck. When did she start counting? Molly searched the area for possible escape routes.

Colleen’s gentle shake brought her back to the moment. “Brad texted me earlier and said he took the afternoon off. He also said he was bringing a surprise with him. He’s been dating somebody new. I just assumed—”

Please jump back to the main sites for  Weekend Writing Warriors and Sneak Peek Sunday and visit the many other authors bringing you a glance into their worlds for this week.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

WeWriWa & Sneak Peek

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors and  Sneak Peek Sunday where each week authors from all over and writing in all genres will bring you snippets from their work.  It could be a work in progress or a completed piece.  It could be published or not.

I wasn’t sure what you give you.  During Six Sentence Sunday I’d provided pieces from a current wip.  But, I think, since we’re starting fresh, I’m going to begin with something different this time around, and go with sentences from my current release (at least for now).

So, from Worth the Risk, my current release this is the story of Molly Simpson and Tanner Daivies. Two people who grew up together, fell in love and then separated when Molly decided she needed to sacrifice her chance at happiness for his, and she let him go.

It was really him. Curiosity got the better of her, and she glanced back over her shoulder. Memories assaulted her as he removed his six-foot-plus frame from the car to stand in the center of the welcome circle. Her friends were all talking at him, their voices filled with excitement. Judging by his glazed expression, their reaction left him a little overwhelmed.

Ten years. She rubbed her chest, thinking back to the invisible ache that had bothered her earlier on the drive here. She’d struggled the entire two hours to keep her focus on the road and not on painful memories from her past.

Please jump back to the main sites for  Weekend Writing Warriors and Sneak Peek Sunday and visit the other authors bringing you a glance into their worlds for this week.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Worth The Risk is Released!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

It’s here! Finally, the day I’ve been waiting for.  Three years ago I started down the path of becoming an author. Although, at that time, I was only testing the waters, seeing if I had any skill.  I had a little.  But I learned quickly that I needed to figure out the rules of this not-so-easy profession. I needed to establish a support network, contacts and figure out how to actually write a story.  A story that somebody would buy.

A few months ago I took a risk and submitted this particular story.  Many, if not every writer dreads this part of the process.  You’ve spent weeks if not months or even years working on your baby and now it’s time to let it go. What if they don’t like it? What if they do, but nobody else does? Will they want to change it? Am I willing to change it? Now what?

It wasn’t the first time I’ve submitted something, but it was the first time I had something accepted.  Worth the Risk is being released today, Friday, January 4, 2013.   In celebration of my debut release I am offering a giveaway to one lucky person.  Just leave me a comment between now and next Thursday on a risk you’ve taken recently. Tell me what it was, and was it worth the risk? I’ll pick somebody at random to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card.  There are three options available to you to leave me a comment:

  1. Here, on my page below.
  2. My Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnneLange
  3. Twitter: http://twitter.com/Anne_Lange Please use #WorthTheRisk so I can find the entries.

Don’t forget to let leave me your email so I can let you know if you’ve won.  I’ll also post the winner’s name on Friday, January 11 by noon (EST).

And now, here’s Worth the Risk…

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Even the hottest sex might not be enough to ease the pain of the past…

Molly Simpson arrives at a beautiful provincial park, ready to spend the May Two-Four holiday camping with friends. This weekend is the highlight of her year—or it was, until Tanner Daivies showed up. Her high school crush is all grown up, sexy as sin, and he’s demanding answers—answers Molly isn’t sure she can give him. She had her reasons for leaving him all those years ago, but now, sex with Tanner is scorching, and when they’re together, it’s clear they were never meant to be apart. But the past doesn’t want to stay buried, and Molly isn’t sure reliving it is worth the risk…

For an excerpt, and links to buy click here.