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Come Hell Or High Water by Michele Bardsley


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Also by Michele Bardsley:

Only Lycans Need Apply, April 2013
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Now Or Never, March 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Must Love Lycans, September 2011
Paperback / e-Book
Never Again, March 2011
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Cross Your Heart, September 2010
Come Hell Or High Water, January 2010
Naughty Nuptials, December 2009
Trade Size
Over My Dead Body, May 2009
Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home, November 2008
Because Your Vampire Said So, May 2008
Fantasyland, November 2007
Trade Size
Don't Talk Back To Your Vampire, July 2007
White Hot Holidays, November 2006
I'm the Vampire, That's Why, September 2006
Cupid, Inc., February 2006
Trade Size
Two Men and a Lady, November 2004

Come Hell Or High Water
Michele Bardsley

Broken Heart Vampires
January 2010
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Featuring: Phoebe Allen
320 pages
ISBN: 0451228782
EAN: 9780451228789
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Romance Paranormal

The newest paranormal romance in the national bestselling broken heart series.

Everybody makes mistakes-and my first one was named Connor, a heart- stealing Scottish hottie. I thought our night together was the beautiful beginning to a love story, which turned out to be my second mistake. I, Phoebe Allen, lifelong Broken Heart resident and vampire, am now mated to a half-demon. Thankfully Phoebe's four-year-old son Danny is safely away at Disneyworld with his human father. Because Phoebe's right in the middle of major paranormal drama, helping Connor and his rag-tag group of friends retrieve part of an ancient talisman in order to ward off Connor's vicious stepmother, an uber-demon named Lilith. Phoebe swears she isn't falling for any of Connor's demon charm. But still, he's willing to do anything to protect her and prevent demons from storming into Broken Heart. And her undead heart can't resist a bad boy with identity issues...


64 comments posted.

Re: Come Hell Or High Water

Sounds exciting! I've put it on my must reads list for this year.

Hmmm - mistakes that turned out great... When I was working making microfiche and microfilm, I found a huge mistake and went to my quality control supervisor. Guess the mistake wasn't held against me, as we ended up married about a year later :)
(Theresa Dunlap 10:11am January 6, 2010)

I called the wrong person by accident, but wound up making a great friend!
Diane Pollock 10:41am January 6, 2010)

I have soo been waiting for this book! I love this series. I've made several mistakes in my life. Each a new learning experience...but never one that included a yummy man! LOL.
Faith Hayes 11:18am January 6, 2010)

My second child was a bit of an Oops. But the best Oops I have ever made!
Sherry Russell 11:37am January 6, 2010)

Wow, This sounds like a great read... I have to look into this series... as for mistakes the turned out well, at the moment nothing stands out...
Colleen Conklin 12:15pm January 6, 2010)

Your book sounds great. I wish I could offer an example of a mistake that turned out well, but that's not the way thing have been working for me.
G S Moch 12:35pm January 6, 2010)

I also like flawed heroines and heros. This looks like a great read.

Iam enjoying reading the comments and there are some great posts there.

Unfortunately, I can't think of a mistake I made that turned out well....not at all....sigh!!!
Valerie Bongards 1:42pm January 6, 2010)

I forgot about the turkey that was cooking and cooked it longer than I meant to, but it turned out to be the best turkey that I've ever cooked.
Leni Kaye 3:06pm January 6, 2010)

I have added the wrong ingredient to several recipes and found that the recipe was better that way.
Crystal Broyles 3:30pm January 6, 2010)

I cant think of a mistake that turned out great. But I do want to say congrats on the release. Love the series and cant wait to get the chance to read it.
Donna Simmonds 3:34pm January 6, 2010)

This is going to sound weird..I think. The worst mistake that I made was marrying my first husband. The best part of that is that I have a wonderful son and after the divorce and the ex's passing away...I married his best friend and am happier than ever.
Dianne Barskey 3:37pm January 6, 2010)

Mistakes? I don't make mistakes! Congrats on the release Michele! Great read, but then we've come to expect that from you :)
Missy Carlson 3:39pm January 6, 2010)

I am a HUGE fan of this series. I have to say this one was my favorite yet, I was a bit darker than the others, very good read!

Mistakes...can't think of any that turned out good, I am not near as lucky as Phoebe!
Elie Nicewonger 3:43pm January 6, 2010)

The best mistake I ever made was to join my friend and try my hand at writing. It has been heartbreakingly difficult but when I am finished with a story I feel simply wonderful.
Margie Hall 4:03pm January 6, 2010)

I'm so looking forward to book 6!!! Hope the series never ends!
Sue Seeley 4:15pm January 6, 2010)

I thought my now husband was gay when we became friends. We talked about everything. Did everything and then Bam, eight years and three kids later, I am happy.
Rayna Scherer 4:40pm January 6, 2010)

Biggest mistake that turned out right?
Moving to the big city to be with my
then bf. Ended up breaking up, though
we're still really good friends, and am
now engaged (getting married in Oct)
to his best friend. And my Ex is our
Best Man.
Beatrice Chan 4:51pm January 6, 2010)

A demon & a Scotsman - Hmmmmmm.......

At the moment, I can't think of any mistakes that ended up wonderful.
Cheryl Snyder 5:28pm January 6, 2010)

I can't wait for book 6. This series just gets better and better, it's even better when you have the early drafts and out takes,
Elayne Young 5:58pm January 6, 2010)

My biggest mistake, I thought, was giving my phone number to a big thug just because he defended my honor on a public bus. Twenty years later he is still the rock I cling to and wouldn’t trade even for a Scottish fairy/demon, no matter how tempting. Great book, Michele.
Susan Edwards 6:56pm January 6, 2010)

going away for college felt like an Oops at the times because that was the first time i was away from my family for the first time in my life. but it turned out great--experienced many things, meet many great people, and i found out i can live on my own without my family close by.
Michelle Santiago 8:03pm January 6, 2010)

What a wonderful book and great series. Thank you.
Barbara Ryan 8:04pm January 6, 2010)

My sister (in TN) has already purchased a copy and I (in FL) will be buying my copy this weekend... Thanks Michelle for the can't-put-down stories you write...
Linda (One of your Supreme Minions)
Linda Townsend 8:08pm January 6, 2010)

Mistakes aren't so great. They're more eye-opening than anything else. Thanks for the blog. I especially like the horizontal part and the one more thing..."There's a problem" reminds me of the "Oh, and I have one more question" like Columbo on TV right before he left the room where he was interrogating a suspect.
Alyson Widen 8:14pm January 6, 2010)

I'm looking forward to your next book, they make me laugh; I remember once when I was talking on the phone and slicing an onion, I ended up slicing my finger, not off Thank God, but enough to now have a permanent scar.
Diane Sadler 8:17pm January 6, 2010)

I let my Christmas shopping slide to very near the wire, then had to brave the crowds to search and purchase. I ran into two friends I hadn't seen in about a year who happened to be in the same predicament. We laughed and managed to finish the gift shopping, then grabbed dinner together and had a thoroughly fun evening.
G. Bisbjerg 8:23pm January 6, 2010)

I love this series. I am looking forward to the next book.
I guess the biggest mistake was when I went to apologize to my fiance (just to make peace) and found him in bed with another girl. Biggest mistake (apologizing) Best results: dumped him!
Kimberley Coover 8:26pm January 6, 2010)

I married the wrong person but got two beautiful daughters out of it. After divorcing him, I remarried, to a man who I have now been with for 25 years. Not only has he treated those two girls like his own, we had three more children together.
Lisa Glidewell 8:37pm January 6, 2010)

I'm racking my brain and can't think of one though I'm sure it has happened at some point in the past.

I do love the Broken Heart, OK series and look forward to the new release!
Michelle K 8:46pm January 6, 2010)

I can't wait to own my copy. I'm pretty sure some of my relatives are in this book ;)
Leslee Ballard 9:17pm January 6, 2010)

I got pregnant imm after having my 1st child (not planned) and she was the best thing that could have happened to me. She was my angel in disguise.
Dina Stornello 9:56pm January 6, 2010)

Worst mistake was when I noticed that someone was breaking into house when there are people there and have my sister to call 911. She couldn't get the 911 operator to send the police. But because she and I were arguing so loud, the intruder basically took off.
Kai Wong 9:58pm January 6, 2010)

Looks like a great book.as to mastakes Can't think of enything right now.Hope your having a Great new Year.
Stacey Smith 9:58pm January 6, 2010)

I have never had a mistake turn out well. Just mistakes!!
Mary Preston 10:05pm January 6, 2010)

A cute cover blends a nice intro onto what looks like a great book!
Freda Mans-Labianca 10:15pm January 6, 2010)

This looks likes a great book! No mistakes I made stand out in my mind as things that ended up good. I guess the most positive thing I can say about a lot of mistakes I made is that they were a learning experience--after I was in a car accident (my fault), I became a much better driver, when I'd make mistakes in the lab while I was getting my Master's in microbiology, it taught me to be more cautious about following protocol, etc.
Cheryl Bradley 10:50pm January 6, 2010)

I love that you combined the romance novel with the fantasy genre. This definitely sounds like something I would enjoy reading! Great job!
Melissa Cleaver 11:00pm January 6, 2010)

I transposed numbers on a construction contract and half way thru the job realized my mistake...Thankfully it was in my hubby's favor and he bought us tickets to Hawaii with the extra profit. Looking forward to the new release...Congrats!!!
Mitzi Hinkey 11:12pm January 6, 2010)

You put us all on the spot. I like most of the commenters cant think of a mistake that turned out great except in cooking. I ususally don't use a recipe. I just throw things in and it comes out great.
Maude Allen 11:28pm January 6, 2010)

I hope I'm in the process of
one right now... I preordered
the B&N Nook so I'd finally
have an e-reader! Upon
receiving it, however, I
discovered that it doesn't
read .doc or .txt files
(counter to what I'd
understood to be true from a
conversation with a bookseller
early on in the preorder
process). So I'm hemming and
hawing -- do I return it and
buy a different reader that
has that functionality, but
other problems? Or do I keep
it and hope for a software
update, since I've already
made the purchase? Decisions,
Alana Abbott 10:46am January 7, 2010)

Probably getting a degree I never made
use of, but I met my best friend because
of it so it wasn't a total waste of time.
Sue Ahn 11:28am January 7, 2010)

As a manager I was able to use the mistakes I had made working my way up the ladder as learning tools for my team.
Elizabeth Mitchell 1:50pm January 7, 2010)

My best mistake ever--both my children. I was on the pill both times but I guess life didn't care about that.
Carol Cobun 6:40pm January 7, 2010)

For me, a perfect day is one
in which I get to read a
little, write a little, work
on some knitting, and get to
the end of the day without
feeling drained due to the
M.S. Any time I can pretend I
don't have M.S. because I'm
not tired, in pain, or feeling
other symptoms, is a good day
to me.
Margay Roberge 10:36am January 10, 2010)

Humm you describe that day that would be good, I'd have to say. A perfect day, I'd have to think about it. I'd probaby say a day when I get to read, hear my kids laugh, see my DH laugh and smile, talk with my mom, and then get to read more.ROFL.

I loved LOVED ONE RECKLESS SUMMER it was a great read and I can't wait for more. I wish we had more signings closer to me, I noticed my BN had a signing but it was an author of general fiction and I didn't/don't read the author so I didn't go.

I'm glad you had such a great day! I hope you enjoy many many more.
Wilma Keel 11:29am January 10, 2010)

Sandi, friends, family, food and meeting authors & reading would all be involved in a perfect day for me too! Maybe add a little travel to someplace new. Basically I like my tried&true comforts like reading but also like new discoveries -- a new-to-me author or restaurant or place. So learning something new & being stimulated along w/ the comfort of relaxing w/ friends, family, good book would be very satisfying! I am happy you had a nearly-perfect day. A financial windfall may be too much to ask...but one can dream LOL
Pam Nolan 11:45am January 10, 2010)

I also had a "near" perfect day yesterday. It was cold and snowy outside so I was in my warm pjs and favorite blanket curled up on the couch reading a great book and watched a cute romantic comedy and followed that with some comfort food, grilled cheese sandwich. Now today I pay, time for laundry and grocery shopping.
Shauna George 1:40pm January 10, 2010)

My perfect day is when everything falls into place effortlessly along with some sunshine to warm and brighten. Writing for a spell and then to top it off, reading in bed one of many books I've got going.
Alyson Widen 1:55pm January 10, 2010)

For me a perfect day is one when I have time to kick back and relax with a book, pets or friends rather than feeling pressured to do something.
Penny Tuttle 2:44pm January 10, 2010)

What is a perfect day for me? It could be many things like: getting many things I need to do done; seeing or talking to all my grandchildren; sailing down the Rhone River on a river cruise; or having a lot of energy. Any perfect day needs sunshine though to make it perfect!
Trudy Miner 3:57pm January 10, 2010)

Just a peaceful day, no drama and
a good book.
Lisa Richards 4:05pm January 10, 2010)

When the kids go to school, hubby goes to work, and I get to read my book. Ah, peaceful.
Armenia Fox 4:48pm January 10, 2010)

My perfect day: no hassles, no dramas, a little indulgence & sanity prevails.
Mary Preston 5:50pm January 10, 2010)

My day yesterday was also near perfect! Mostly I read, watched enough of the play off games to see who won, spent some time on the computer. It was a quiet pleasant day. A "perfect" day would include phone visits with both my daughters and any good friend that happens to call or maybe a trip to the ocean to just enjoy being there.
I'm glad you enjoyed your day.
Donna McClure 6:18pm January 10, 2010)

Having a day to myself without cleaning cooking or driving someone somewhere; only to sit , drink my tea and read a good book.
Diane Sadler 6:36pm January 10, 2010)

A really nice day is one on which I read a fascinating book without realizing the passage of time and therefore, feeling no guilt at wasting time--not even eating. At least part of this day has been like this. I hope the rest of it will be, too. Ciao!
Sigrun Schulz 8:21pm January 10, 2010)

I have to agree with the other posts. I would include all their requirements:)

If I could have incorporated part of Sat into my Friday, I could have called it perfect. Spent some time shopping (but no bookstore - that was Sat)including a good lunch, enjoyed dinner with my family at mom's (anytime I don't have to cook is perfect - lo), the girls were mostly good, and had some downtime which included reading. if I could have included the Flyers game from Thur or Sat night, it would have been perfect. But split into two days is pretty ok too!
Amanda Reeder-erdly 10:58pm January 10, 2010)

For me every day is a good day. Looks like yours was spectacular.

Ray Getzinger 11:31pm January 10, 2010)

My idea of the perfect day is a day of me being able to do whatever it is I want,,,,,,,like reading and have absolutely NO interruptions what-so-ever.
Debbie Beverley 1:22am January 11, 2010)

I would say that the perfect day for me is one where no crisis arose and where I could sit and read a book... I love One Recless Summer and can't wait for the second book in this series..
Great post Sandi
Kathleen O'Donnell 11:37am January 11, 2010)

LOL! We should all get together. It sounds like our perfect days would almost be exactly the same. . .

I'd include in my perfect day -- besides the reading, etc -- a day when whatever woodworking project I'm making would go together the first time without having to be refitted a dozen times. {:-) And did I say reading? Yes, lots of reading. A good cup of hot chocolate, my favorite chair. . .
Donna Breitkreuz 3:06pm January 11, 2010)

Sandi, there's still something wrong with this silly page. It jumps up and down at will, and makes me crazy trying to read, or even type anything.
Donna Breitkreuz 3:07pm January 11, 2010)

Sandi, that sure was a perfect day.If I could get everything done on a planned day that would be perfect for me. A day without stress where I could split my time perfectly between reading, computer and errands. This will sound funny to you but to me it's awesome-to have my van door open on command for me is a miracle so it doesn't mess up the rest of my day.
Nancy Alexander 3:13pm January 11, 2010)

I am a homebody...a perfect day for me would have a good book to read, the telephone does not ring, and I have a box of chocolates nearby to munch on while I devour the author's story.
Ruby Davis 11:42pm January 11, 2010)

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