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Sweet Romance + Thrilling Intrigue = February Best Reads

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Night time can be frightening, especially when you’re all alone.


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He wanted revenge but found love instead.


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Some promises are meant to be broken, Some vows are forever…


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Can the course that they’ve set for the future handle a slight detour...?


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The famous bells are ringing a hero’s welcome when a former army captain returns home...


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"A cracker of a read—her best yet!"—B. A. Paris


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Trading favors, battling wills, and winning love


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Bound by love. . .torn apart by secrets.


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Will a blackout change everything for these unlikely lovers?


Jeannie Platt


Proud wife of a US Marine Veteran who happens to be my high school sweetheart... Mom of two equally dashing and rotten boys 16 and 9. Bookworm who loves a great read and vintage jewelry.

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Treadmills and Diamonds
February 18, 2014

53 comments posted.

Re: Highland Sword (10:25am February 12):

I am better at cooking then baking. I just don't have the
baking touch. I do love scones though. My grandma made some
wonderful ones but i let her keep the clotted cream.

Re: Highland Conquest (3:54pm February 20, 2018):

Sexy man in a kilt, warm fire and some damn good tea :)

Re: Secret Agent Surrender (8:09pm January 20, 2018):

I loved learning how you figured out how you decided to
make it a continuing series/spin off series. Thank you for
sharing they sound like great reads with awesome heroes.

Re: Earl Interrupted (1:21pm January 7, 2018):

I like them all but I think the first line of the second
one was the best.

"With your own blessed hands, you have healed me and
given me back my life." He should just say then I would
be ever honored if you will be my wife.

I have a thing for rhyming lol.

Re: Heart on Fire (1:15pm January 7, 2018):

You list is pretty good. I agree with your #1... Family. My
hubby and boys are who set my heart on fire. Even after 18
years my hubby still makes my heart stop.

Re: Collision Course (1:12pm January 7, 2018):

I think having a list is great. Everyone needs a checklist
and his is pretty straight forward and I think it will work
:)

Re: Wolf Hunger (10:35am December 12, 2017):

Merry Christmas my favorite cheesecake is Raspberry
Cheesecake. Can't get enough of it :)

Re: Crowned and Dangerous (9:43am August 24, 2017):

Sounds like a great british mystery.

Re: SEAL Wolf Undercover (8:51pm August 12, 2017):

Very good excerpt... Thank you for sharing... Sounds like a
great read.

Re: The Sweetest Burn (5:55pm July 30, 2017):

I love all your books. I think the next super power would
be teleportation... One blink of time you are somewhere
else. :)

Re: A Sure Thing (4:34pm November 14, 2016):

I actually have quiet a few things on my list that is
similar to you. I love Chocolate and Fuzzy Socks. I have
so many pairs of fuzzy socks. Mostly in one form of pink
or another. I also love Tea (loose leaf tea) i can spend
hours in the tea shop i go to. Those boys make some
awesome custom teas. If it is a cold fall/winter day you
will find me in my chair with a book, tea, fuzzy socks
and normally chocolate around somewhere.

Re: Christmas Tsar (5:01pm November 2, 2016):

Your new series sounds awesome and congrats on your 51st
book :)

Re: Viking Warrior Rising (12:29pm August 18, 2016):

Congrats on your Rita Nom... I bet that was so exciting
for you. I when I to get nervous and my face gets all
splotchy and my stomach hurts... I normally walk around
or find something that helps me burn off nervous energy.

Here is hoping you have many more Nominations.

Re: May the Best Man Win (8:21pm August 8, 2016):

Sounds like a great story and that there are fireworks for
sure between those two... I don't stress cook but I can
sure stress eat some cake lol.

Re: Fire Danger (3:51pm July 23, 2016):

Kelpies sound interesting. especially because they are
normally viewed as a bad monster/creature.

Re: Cowboy Player (6:00pm July 20, 2016):

I like my steaks medium rare... A good sized sirloin or new
york strip is always good eating.

Re: A Skeleton in the Family (9:30pm December 21, 2015):

My mom is my biggest supporter besides my hubby... Sorry for your
loss but I know they are super proud of you... Sounds like a great
read/listen.

Re: In The Company Of Wolves (12:23pm December 8, 2015):

I think there would be a lot of joking going on, pranks, plus the
need to prove himself to the alpha wolves. So there would be a lot
of mistakes to learn from but also parts where he could prove
himself.

Re: Live for the Day (5:48pm November 17, 2015):

Sounds like an interesting read. I love military romance
and add angst like this and I am all about it. Love how you
live in your head there is nothing wrong with it. :)

Re: If the Shoe Kills (2:37pm November 19, 2014):

We normally go over to my cousin's (closest family as
everyone else lives out of state) for thanksgiving. Her
hubby is a chef and I normally just bring over a pie and
some wine. Then the boys watch football and we just enjoy
ourselves no stress just family and good times.

Re: Wicked Temptation (10:51am June 5, 2014):

I grew up wanting to be an artist... But my dream for myself
is to make enough money to be able to pay my bills, send my
boys to college, and retire with hubby and be able to travel
where ever we want. I am not talking loaded rich here... Just
enough to be able to live comfortably without any bills lol

Re: Cottonmouth and the River (3:12pm May 11, 2014):

It sounds like a great story... My son is 10 and loves all the
boy classics, treasure island, wind in the willows, My side of
the Mountain, huck finn, and oliver twist are on his book
shelf along with all Rick Riordan books. Thank you for the
chance

Re: The Mountain's Shadow (3:14pm December 8, 2013):

This sounds like a great book... Plus I am not to worried
about my diet lol I am fat and happy anyways :)

Re: Everlasting Enchantment (12:15pm December 6, 2013):

I would have to say Wolf as I know that is what my husband
would be if he was a shifter... Also Wolves mate for life and
I am blessed to have my soul mate and best friend as my
husband.

Re: Legend Of The Highland Dragon (12:12pm December 6, 2013):

I haven't been a Secretary but I do work at a Property
Management Office as an Assistant to my boss... I like to
refer to myself as the gopher or filing lady... As I go for
a lot of things mostly lunch for everyone one.. File a lot
and get buzzed to grab random files... When I do make phone
calls I am doing it on behalf of my boss or one of the
property managers and I have to be nice... Sometimes it
isn't that easy. Besides being the gopher i reconcile the
accounts and keep the books up to date (main job) but only
have to do that like 2 times a month... I like doing my job
but mostly when nobody is bothering me and I can actually
get the filing and accounts done. Hopefully the new year
will bless me with an actually accounting job so I can deal
with numbers and not people :)

Re: Rugged Hearts (2:53pm December 4, 2013):

I am very blessed to have a wonderful husband and 2 crazy
boys... I enjoy spending time with them and in the case of
my boys Love seeing their faces light up when Santa brings
them gifts... Also seeing them take part in our churches
christmas program is also very special for me. I had the
pleasure of meeting you at LLRAW this year and being
introduced to your books. :)

Re: Down Range (9:39am December 2, 2013):

OK I haven't read any of your books yet but I just marked
them as TBR... I am proud wife of a Marine Veteran and love
Military Romances... I have to say I love the fact that you
got the stamp of approval from a seal... That makes me know
the action and terms in your book are accurate :) I like
when terms are accurate and situations are believable :)

Re: Born Wild (6:26pm November 3, 2013):

This sounds like a great book... Love Seal/ Co-Ops books. Plus
adding in a bike shop as cover :) Yep you caught my attention

Re: The Officer And The Secret (4:02pm July 19, 2013):

Hubby was in the marines and letters kept us connected as
when he was in they didn't have internet access (if they did
it was limited) and there was no such thing as skype lol. I
got to do a video conference though his squadron when he was
deployed it was super nice and our son loved it. He spent
almost two years on Mt Fuji and he did have internet and we
webcam chatted at least 3 times a week. but I would send him
emails (call him every other) even if there wasn't anything
new he liked knowing. I sent boxes full of random things he
really likes snoopy and garfield so i would get the little
stuffed snoopy's and garfield from hallmark every holiday
and send him them with goodies from home, pictures, letters
(we still wrote letters and cards) even though email was
there because sometimes it is easier to express yourself
with writing in your own hand vs the computer font :). I
also sent him dvd's of home video's from everything from our
son jumping on the bed,cook outs with friends, birthdays,
christmas, random i love yous (the little things he missed i
had recorded so he could see them too)... He got out in 2008
after serving 8 years... Can't tell you how much easier it
is to keep in contact thoughout deployments. When he first
got it i remember checking the mail for a letter, because he
had told me in his last one he would be sending more in a
few days ;) I have every letter and card he ever sent me
though our 14 years together and 10 years of marriage. You
celebrate the big things but make sure to make the small
things matter also :)

Re: It Had To Be You (8:06pm June 5, 2013):

Love your play list very good songs... I can read any where
except in a car or plane... Makes my stomach hurt. Noise
doesn't bother me but i love been tucked up in covers
reading by myself.

Re: Dream Nights with the CEO (7:55pm June 5, 2013):

Love your day... Mine starts at 6:30 am when my alarm tells
me i have to wake my oldest up for school... 7:15 he tells
me he is going to school... Back to bed till the youngest
(evil) wakes up normally between 8 and 9... Do mom stuff all
day, kids go to bed, then homework till about 2 am... Start
over... This is my life at least until Oct when i graduate
then i can have a good sleep and will have a job while my
kids go to school :)

Re: A Man for All Seasons (3:43pm April 19, 2013):

Yes,
I toss salt over my left shoulder to keep bad sprits away if
salt spills, I do believe in Karma and that what you put out
will come back.. I also believe in ghosts, angels, god and
pray for my loved ones every night.

Re: Bite Me, Your Grace (11:31pm April 11, 2013):

Sounds like a fun read... Thank you for the chance

Re: Sinner's Heart (8:25pm April 3, 2013):

Ok... I love this series... I normally read a series in
order if i know it is a series... But if i get a book that
is in a series and i like it i will go back and buy the
whole series so i can catch up and reread books... I have
done this with may series books... I actually started
Sherrilyn Kenyons Darkhunter series on book 2 and kept
buying the series as i couldn't find Fantasy Lover for like
a year and ended up with books 2-7 before i finally got my
hands on it. lol

Re: Lush (8:10pm April 3, 2013):

I haven't read any in the delicious series but i have read
other books... I love her bound by magic series and do have
these books on my tbr list.. I would love a copy as she is
such a great writer.

Re: Protector (4:19pm March 3, 2013):

I normally take my kindle everywhere with me... Can't run out
of books or books to buy lol... Vacation I like taking a
couple paperback because i like reading in bed and after a
long day of family time nothing like reading a couple chapters
or the whole book then going to bed lol.

Re: Wait Until Dark (3:26pm March 1, 2013):

Sounds like a great read... I love Military Based Romances and
this sounds like a great series adding it to my TBR list.

Re: Hot Ticket (1:07pm February 28, 2013):

A good friend is someone who is always there... Even if time
passes and you haven't talked in awhile... It is if time
never passed... You have a way of talking without saying
anything and laugh at random things only you know about...
Not to mention the feeling of knowing this person will
always have your back no matter what.

Re: Checkmate, My Lord (4:38pm February 22, 2013):

I love reading a book and then the secondary characters
attract your attention and get their own books to continue a
series... A author who is perfect at this is Sherrilyn
Kenyon... Each book you read of hers you find someone new or
an additional character you want to know more about.

Re: The Eldritch Conspiracy (1:41pm February 12, 2013):

I think it is a toss up... Some do justice to the book for
example I loved the Lord of the Rings but Harry Potter left
a lot out even though it was very good... Not to keen on the
Twilight... Kinda scared to watch the Hobbit though because
they messed with the story line... Percy Jackson... Left
stuff out even though it was a good movie(my son loved
it)... Where are the other books though... I hate when they
make a movie and then don't finish the series.

Re: Fly Away Peta (7:29pm February 8, 2013):

There are so many favorites that i have... It isn't fair to my
book boyfriends to pick just one lol... Thanks for your post
and giveawya.

Re: Beyond Valor (8:35pm February 2, 2013):

I love military romances being married to a Marine Veteran who
is my hero and High school sweetheart... I love Marliss Melton
she writes a great military romance... I also love love Ranae
Rose's Battered Not Broken... There are many others but those
are my current favorites.

Re: Deck the Halls With Love (3:57pm January 30, 2013):

Thank you for the giveaway... Everyone deserves a happy ending
That is why i love series so much because most secondary
charcters get their happy ending.

Re: The Officer Breaks The Rules (3:12pm January 24, 2013):

Yes... I married my best friend and high school sweetheart...
I loved him as a best friend before we started dating... He
was always there fro me... And I love that guy's/girls can be
bestfriends and it turn into something much more and the get
their HEA.

Re: Real Men Don\'t Break Hearts (12:45pm January 23, 2013):

Sounsa like a great read... Gonna put it on my TBR List.

Re: Undercover Wolf (10:21pm January 22, 2013):

I love your Alpha Force Nocturns and Undercover Wolf sounds
like a great read... never read your pet rescue... what a
great cover the poodles are so damn cute... Gonna have to read
it. Thanks for your post and the giveaway

Re: After the Rain (10:01am January 21, 2013):

I don't think there is many things I would do over... I
would change a couple stupid things i did when i was younger
but of course i learned from them so there was a lesson
learned... I would change that how i responded to somethings
as my mouth tends to work before my brain sometimes lol.
Love the new cover glad you got to do a redo on stories you
felt could be expanded on. Thanks

Re: Beeline To Trouble (4:00pm January 19, 2013):

I think that Juicy romantic moments are great in any book be
it romance, suspense or myster.

Re: The Wicked Wedding Of Miss Ellie Vyne (6:36pm January 18, 2013):

Gotta love that muse... Thank you for treating yours so good
and writing wonderful stories for people like me who wish i
write as well as i read lol.

Re: Finding Home (12:17pm January 13, 2013):

My favorite memory is going to northern wisconsin to visit
my grandparents... We would help out in the barns of my
cousins houses milkin cows, feeding them, and roaming the
country side picking wild berries...Parents didn't worry as
they knew where we were and you can hear someone yelling for
miles... Loved being outdoors fishing,strawberry picking and
stare at the stars... When my dad retired we moved to
northern WI when I was in 7th grade got a huge farm house in
the country... Some of my favorite memories from that is
laying on the hood of my now hubby's car wrapped in a
blanket in his arms staring at the stars and just talking...
We we go home we still do this except we have two evil boys
who are with us and it is normally on a blanket on the
ground next to a fire.

Re: Waking Up With A Rake (9:04pm January 10, 2013):

Oh My... Well I love Connie Manson and her wonderful books and
Mia Marlowe teamed up with her... I think my mind just melted
lol... I wanted to snatch the excerpt from the page and keep
reading lol... Can't wait to read this book.

Re: The Ravenous Dead (5:52pm December 31, 2012):

I am thankful to have a wonderful family and beable to finish
college this upcoming year and hopefully get a good paying job
to supply me with enough extra money to feed my book habit.

Re: A Little Bit Wicked (11:51am December 29, 2012):

Goals are important i always write lists or goals as i am
kinda scatter brained and get off track... I have 10 lbs to
go to be a my ultimate weight goal and plan to be there by
febuary. I have met the goals i made for last year plan on
meeting the ones i make this year too. thanks for the chance
to win.

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