Exclusive Excerpt: Turn and Burn by Lorelei James

Friday, August 2

Hello my bookloving friends! Happy Friday!!!  I know I've not been around as much as I would have liked to be.  I had some internet issues, which got me really far behind in not only posting on the blog, but answering emails, and working on design stuff.  It was beyond frustrating.  But, I think I'm finally starting to get a handle on the back log...let's hope.

To celebrate the miracle of working internet I thought I would share with you one of my most anticipated reads of this summer....TURN AND BURN by Lorelei James.  Now, I'm am a devoted Rough Riders fan and I didn't think I could love anything more that that series, but I have to say that I am loving the Blacktop Cowboys series just as much, if not a bit more and I'll tell you why.  With the Blacktop Cowboys you get all the smexin' that she is know for, plus the camaraderie that you get with the Rough Riders, but they are friends instead of family.  However, the biggest difference for me is you get the community and small town feel that I think is lacking in the Rough Riders since it is so focused on the McKay family.  You get more supporting characters, which adds to the richness of the story telling...at least IMHO.  I'm enjoying this series immensely and can't wait for TURN AND BURN!  

Why don't we see what Ms. James has in store for us next week, shall we?


Tanna Barker is a world champion barrel racer. But her personal life has been less of a success, and she’s feeling adrift. After her mother’s unexpected death, her father has remarried, and sold the Texas ranch she called home. Now a rodeo injury has left the restless spitfire holed up in Muddy Gap, unsure what her next move should be.

Until she meets her match in a wild, wild cowboy

Veterinarian August Fletcher has always put his job first. He’s never found a woman who could handle his on-the-road lifestyle. But when sassy, sexy Tanna blows into town, he finally finds the woman of his fantasies. And there’s something between them, but she claims she’s been burned by love ’em and leave ’em road dogs before. How can Fletch prove that he’s in it for the long haul, and that their sizzling relationship is better than winning any rodeo medal? It’ll take some sweet persuasion to convince Tanna that Muddy Gap is where she belongs.

Excerpt setup:  Ch1.  Tanna is sitting at the bar and is getting hit on by a multitude of guys who all offer to buy her a drink.  She knows all the pick up lines and is a little jaded so decides to have fun with them and give them all a different persona/story that quickly has them walking away.  Fletch has just approached Tanna for the first time and overheard her last conversation so he knows what she's up to :)

Reprinted by arrangement with New American Library, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Lorelei James, 2013.


     It didn’t bother her that he was blatantly checking out her rack. When he finally dragged his gaze to hers again, the unbridled lust in his eyes sent a wave of liquid heat through her.

    “You are trouble,” she murmured, unable to look away from him. Something about this man pulled her in and revved her up.

     “No more trouble than you are, spy girl.” He held out a twenty for the bartender without breaking eye contact. “You wanna grab us a booth and we’ll talk about what kinda trouble we can get into together?”

     She nodded. Just as she stepped back, a man jockeying for her spot at the bar jostled her, sending her off balance. Her tall, dark and handsome stranger kept her from falling by using a firm arm to pull her forward. Her breasts met the hard wall of his chest and all the air left her lungs in a rush. Good God was he solid.

     He sucked in a sharp breath at the sudden intimate contact.

     The side of her face smashed against his pectorals. She remained like that, inhaling his scent until he tugged on her hair to get her attention. She glanced up into his eyes, feeling a blast of pure sexual heat.

     “Might be dangerous to keep looking at me like that,” he said softly.


 Here's a little bit more about Fletch and Tanna's romance in TURN AND BURN (Aug 6, 2013)



Can't wait!!!!  I know it's going to be oh so good, LOL :)

If you'd like to learn more about Lorelei James and her Blacktop Cowboys you can find her at her website www.loreleijames.com (where I just happened to have seen an add for her new BDSM erotic romance series out early 2014!).

I hope you have a great weekend and find some time to read a good book!


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2 Comments:

Kathleen O August 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM  

I have not yet read the BlackTop series, but I am getting all the books together to read them. I am still working on the Rough Rider series...
But I know these are going to be just as great.. Can't wait to read them.

Anonymous,  August 6, 2013 at 9:45 AM  

You have no idea what you are missing. Get them NOW!!

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