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Nate Johnston of PLAYING WITH TEMPTATION is a candidate for 2017 Harlequin Hero of the Year

YOU GUYS!!!

I discovered today, quite by accident, that you–my lovely, incredible readers–have nominated Nate Johnston of PLAYING WITH TEMPTATION as a 2017 Harlequin Hero of the year.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Y’all are too much! The sweetest, most incredible and truly supportive readers ever. I seriously don’t deserve you!

My reaction to this unexpected bit of good news?

True story. Awkward dancing and all. Except my jammies aren’t nearly as cute as Will’s.

As amazing as you all are, I need to ask you for one more teeny, tiny favor. Please vote for Nate in this first round. Don’t worry! It’s easy as pie. Just go here and click on the book cover of your choice in each matchup. (Nate is in Matchup #3). Just click on the cover of PLAYING WITH TEMPTATION and voilà! You’re done.

If you haven’t read Nate and Kendra’s story, you can snag your copy here.

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If you have read their story, or any of my other titles, and enjoyed it, consider leaving an honest review for the book on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, iTunes or wherever else you buy and/or review books. Your honest review goes a long way toward helping others find my books.

Fabulous Reader, Have You Read…?

I know the books have been coming at you fast and furious this year. So, in case you missed something, here are my releases from this year. Haven’t read one or more? Just click on the book cover to purchase the book on Amazon.

NEVER CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU by Nana Malone and Reese Ryan

SECRETS OF THE A-LIST, Episode #4 by Reese Ryan

PLAYING WITH TEMPTATION by Reese Ryan

PLAYING WITH DESIRE by Reese Ryan

PLAYING BY THE RULES by Reese Ryan

Do you have a question or comment about one of the above titles or any of my other stories? Email me here. I love hearing from readers! Would you like to request that I attend or participate in a book club chat about one of my available titles? Visit http://www.reeseryan.com/readers/book-clubs/ to begin the process of making a request.

Now, back to my writing lair (also known as my living room couch recliner) where I’m revising SEDUCED IN SAN DIEGO–my contribution to the Millionaire Moguls mini-series. I am in love with the chemistry and sassiness happening between these two characters, and I can’t wait to introduce them to y’all in April 2018.

Stay tuned VIP Readers!

NEVER CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU + SECRETS OF THE A-LIST

When these former friends reunite, Dash Williams gets the 5-year-old daughter he didn’t know he had and regains the best friend he foolishly lost. Mikayla Mitchell gets a second chance with the only man she’s ever loved.

Today is the day, lovely readers!

I know what you’re thinking…holiday anthologies already? But it’s only September!

I had the same reaction when I walked into my local home improvement store and saw the aisle of Christmas trees on display. And yet, 2017 is making a mad dash toward the finish line. Which means it’s time for holiday stories aplenty.

Don’t fight it! Just come along for the ride. 🙂

If you prefer your books in digital format, Never Christmas Without You –a holiday anthology which includes my Pleasure Cove novella “His Holiday Gift”–is available for pre-order and hits e-readers on October 1st.

Here’s Dash and Mikayla’s story:

Pleasure Cove’s prodigal son just got the ultimate Christmas surprise—Madison—his five-year-old daughter he knew nothing about. Maddie’s aunt, Mikayla Mitchell, was once one of Dash Williams’s best friends…and his secret admirer. Now, seeing the sexy, ambitious lawyer with his little girl, Mikayla’s more smitten than ever. And Dash is starting to realize Mikayla’s the only one who could make his days merry and bright, and fill his nights with bliss…

Here’s a sneak peek:

“Be straight with me.” Dash stepped toward her. “Why the sudden need to leave?”

“You really are oblivious, aren’t you?” She wished she could take the words back as soon as she’d uttered them.

His eyes sparked with recognition. “You overheard us talking.”

“Yes.” She’d showed her hand. Might as well own it. “I heard Kendra say she thought I was in love with you. So I turned around and came back to my room.”

Dash rubbed his forehead. “Is it true?”

“Get over yourself.” She forced an incredulous laugh, her heart racing. “It was a teenage crush. Ancient history.”

The corner of his sensuous mouth curved in a grin that did things to her. Made her want to do things to him. “If it’s ancient history, why’d you kiss me last night?”

“I didn’t.” Her cheeks stung with heat and her defiance faltered. “You kissed me.”

“It was definitely a two-person operation.” He stepped closer, leaving little space between them. “Don’t recall you complaining about it.”

“God, I forgot what an arrogant ass you can be sometimes.” She shoved her hands into the solid wall of his muscular chest.

He didn’t budge.

The arrogant son of a bitch smirked. Which only made her angrier. And more turned on.

Seriously, does he live in the gym?

Her hands had a mind of their own. They remained planted on his chest as she raised her eyes to meet his.

Dash dropped his gaze to her mouth and leaned in, his heartbeat thundering against her palms. Heat radiated off his skin, suffocating her. Each breath took more effort than the last. She needed space and a fresh supply of air, absent his clean, citrus scent that made her want to plant hot kisses on his neck and chest, working her way down until…

No. Stop it. Stay strong.

Mikayla dropped her hands from his chest. “If you expect me to fall into your arms and confess my undying love, you bought tickets to the wrong show, pal, because—”

He cradled her face in his strong hands and captured her mouth in a kiss, silencing her protest.
Dash Williams had a lot of damned nerve.

She had every intention of telling him that, but he was an amazing kisser.

Pick up your copy of NEVER CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU at:

AMAZON: https://smile.amazon.com/Never-Christmas-Without-You-Holidays-His-ebook/dp/B01N7805HY/

BARNES & NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/never-christmas-without-you-nana-malone/1125167366?ean=9780373865178 – /

ITUNES:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/never-christmas-without-you/id1178650941?mt=11

And other retailers.

SECRETS OF THE A-LIST

I was fortunate enough to participate in a fun, multi-author serial project for lovers of drama and scandal. (Think DynastyScandalDirty Sexy Money and Brothers and Sisters.) Secrets of the A-List is a 12-episode weekly serial. New episodes are available each Sunday. And for right now, you can get the first episode for free here. My episode–Episode #4–launches this coming Sunday, September 24th.

Here’s the story:

The wealthy Marshall family is untouchable. Or so they thought. But when a car accident puts patriarch Harrison in a coma, cracks appear in the family facade. It seems Harrison had an awful lot of secrets, and he’s not the only one. His wife, Mariella, and children, Luc, Rafe and Elana, not to mention nephew Gabe, all have things they’d rather keep hidden.

Enter a mysterious figure called the Fixer… Who is this person, and what is the Fixer’s connection with Harrison? And with those cracks becoming ever wider, what sins will be revealed?

Super Rich. Super Sexy. Super Addictive.

Secrets of the A-List—read all 12 episodes!

Here’s the full line-up of participating authors:

  1. Episode One: Joss Wood
  2. Episode Two: Clare Connelly
  3. Episode Three: Donna Hill
  4. Episode Four: Reese Ryan
  5. Episode Five: Helen Lacey
  6. Episode Six: Michelle Major
  7. Episode Seven: Yarah St. John
  8. Episode Eight: Cat Schield
  9. Episode Nine: Maya Blake
  10. Episode Ten: Dani Collins
  11. Episode Eleven: Maya Blake
  12. Episode Twelve: Karen Booth

Do you have a question or comment about Never Christmas Without YouSecrets of the A-List or any other story? Would you like to request that I attend or participate in a chat about this book or another of my available titles? Email me here. I love hearing from readers!

Now, back to my writing cave where I’m working on my final changes to the debut story in my upcoming Bourbon Brothers series with Harlequin Desire. Look for that book in March 2018. Stay tuned VIP Readers!

Live Chat with Stephanie’s Book Reports

Stephanie's Book Reports

Last night I chatted with Stephanie Phillips of Stephanie’s Book Reports Book Blog about just about everything under the sun. We talked about my Pleasure Cove series, my upcoming Harlequin Desire Bourbon Brothers series, the Secrets of the A-List serial project I was part of with eleven other Harlequin authors, some of the behind-the-scenes info on locations that are used in the series I’ve written, and so much more.

Topics for conversation included: the Biltmore Estate, Charleston, BBQ, Bourbon. the Louvre, the Cleveland Museum of Art, tulips, bourbon, Scotch, and Jack Daniels sauce. I’m not even kidding. And that isn’t even a complete list. LOL. Watching it is like hanging out with two fellow book lovers who talk about books, travel, liquor, and a host of other things.

Do you have a question that didn’t get answered? Feel free to post it below and I’m happy to answer it.


Check out Stephanie’s blog here or join her Facebook readers group here.

Reese Ryan. Colorful characters. Sinfully sweet romance.

Download PLAYING WITH TEMPTATION today!

 

Nate & Kendra’s sexy, second chance romance awaits.

BABY BE MINE by Reese Ryan

Today is the day, lovely readers!

If you prefer your books via digital format, Playing with Temptation –the second book in my Pleasure Cove series–is now available from your favorite e-bookseller.

Here’s the story:

A love for all time

North Carolina pro footballer Nate Johnston built his reputation on talent, drive and good sportsmanship. But a devastating recent loss derails his team’s shot at winning the championship…and Nate’s career when a compromising video goes viral. In need of a miracle, the star wide receiver feels ambushed when his brother enlists media consultant Kendra Williams to do damage control. The reignited desire for the woman he once wanted to spend forever with can only cause Nate deeper heartache.

Walking away from the man she loved seven years ago is the biggest regret of Kendra’s life. Now her son needs a closer relationship with his father…and Kendra needs to win back Nate’s trust. After breaking his heart, repairing his career is the least she can do to help save his dream. Powerful passion still smolders between them, tempting the former lovers to move beyond their painful past. Will the emergence of a jealous ex with a vicious revenge scheme sabotage their second chance at a future and a family that’s almost within reach?

Here’s a sneak peek:

“What happened between us in Memphis—”

“Which time?” Nate couldn’t help the smirk that tightened his mouth when he remembered how an argument between them had descended into hot, angry sex on two different occasions.

“Both.” Kendra clearly wasn’t amused. Nor did she seem to have the same fond memories of those occasions. “That can’t happen again.”

“I was hoping it would be one of the amenities you’d throw into the deal.” He held back a grin as he drained the last of his beer.

She pointed one of her painted fingernails at him. “See, that’s what I’m talking about. If this is going to work, you have to take me seriously.”

“Oh, I took what we did very seriously.” He raised an eyebrow and resumed eating his meal.

She let out a frustrated sigh and settled back in her seat. “This is your career we’re talking about here, Nate. I need to maintain my focus, and I can’t stay focused on cleaning up your rep if I’m thinking about…” Her words trailed off and there was a deep flush in her cheeks beneath her smooth brown skin. She shook her head, as if trying to shake off the memories. “Neither of us can afford the distraction.”

“Agreed.” He adjusted in his chair, his own body reacting to the memories. Her scent. Her taste. The sound of her soft pleas. “Though it worries me that my media consultant can’t multitask.”

They dissolved into laughter, and for a moment, it felt like old times. It was the first time either of them seemed relaxed since he’d arrived.

Nate smiled, relishing the sound of her laughter. One of the countless details about her he missed. “Okay, Ms. Media Consultant, where do we begin?”

Get your copy at one of the e-booksellers below: 

Do you have a question or comment about Playing with Temptation or any other story? Would you like to request that I attend or participate in a chat about this book or another of my available titles? Email me here. I love hearing from readers!

Now, back to my writing cave to finish up the first book in an exciting new series I’ll tell you more about soon.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend or Canada Day!

Reese Ryan. Colorful characters. Sinfully sweet romance.

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Nate Johnston of PLAYING WITH TEMPTATION is a candidate for 2017 Harlequin Hero of the Year

YOU GUYS!!! I discovered today, quite by accident, that you–my lovely, incredible readers–have nominated Nate Johnston of PLAYING WITH TEMPTATION as a 2017 Harlequin Hero of the year. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Y’all are too much! The sweetest, most incredible and truly supportive readers ever. I seriously don’t deserve you! My reaction to this […]