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Romance is always hot in the desert. Park ranger Alex Mitchell finds that out first hand when she meets a gorgeous movie star filming his latest blockbuster in her park. Instead of managing Twisted Juniper State Park, all she can think about is the Hollywood womanizer with a sordid past. She doesn’t want to be another notch in his belt, but she definitely wants that belt on her bedroom floor. He’ll be gone in a couple of weeks. What’s the harm?

Blaze Johnson is used to getting what he wants, and he has his sights set on Alex. But the feisty ranger is different. She isn’t falling for his sweet-talk or swagger, which means he has to work overtime to charm her. In an unguarded moment, he finally wins her over but ends up getting more than he bargained for.

PitMad again!

Hello everyone! I’ve been so busy editing, writing, and joining writing groups that I wasn’t really ready for PitMad again.

What is PitMad? A way authors can pitch to agents on Twitter. Read all the details here if you want to participate.

I’m posting today to ask for your help. I’m allowed to write three tweets per project today before 8 pm Eastern time. I don’t have many chances, so here’s what I’m asking from you: please follow me on Twitter @Septemberwrites and retweet my #PitMad tweets today. Don’t like them, that’s for agents/publishers/editors only, but if you retweet me it gives me more visibility.

I’ll be pitching two novels today: Leaving Twisted Juniper (a contemporary romance about a park ranger and a Hollywood movie star falling in love) and Never Leave a Trace (a paranormal romance about a nurse who falls for the wrong guy: a vampire). I’d love to find an agent!

Thanks for everything! ❤

Reads you don’t want to miss…

Hey! Did you know I’ve published three books and a novelette? It’s true!

My first novel, Orchids for Lila is an angst-free paranormal erotic romance about a young woman, Lila Ray, falling in love with Jack, a reclusive vampire. Life is a lot more interesting when you’re dating a vampire. You can buy it here.

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I took a different route the second time around and published a new adult contemporary romance titled Sweet Chemistry. Kate and James have a promising night together, but all that goes out the window when Kate discovers James is her professor. Forbidden love has its sweet rewards, but is it worth risking everything? You can buy it here.

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Kiss & Ride is a quick read and a sweet story about a budding romance between strangers on a train. Anne finds out that turning her fantasies into reality is going to take a giant leap of faith. You can find it on Amazon.

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In Your Shoes was published in December 2015. It’s a contemporary erotic romance with a hint of magic. Nobody said marriage was easy, but when Scott and Nicole magically switch bodies during a hypnotherapy session, they learn just how challenging it can be. On the verge of divorce, this chance to walk in each other’s shoes may be just what they need to fall in love again. Here’s a full list of all the places you can buy it!

What’s next? Since In Your Shoes was published, I’ve written two books and a novelette. Here’s a little info on each:

Leaving Twisted Juniper is a contemporary romance featuring a larger-than-life movie star and the ranger who can’t resist him. I am currently polishing it in the hopes I can place it with an agent.

Never Leave a Trace is spin-off of Orchids for Lila. I had so many readers request more of Lila and Jack’s story, that I included them in this novel. Ben, an Icelandic native turned vampire, is on the run from the monster who turned him. Michele is a labor and delivery nurse with a secret of her own. They have explosive chemistry, but Ben can’t risk putting Michele’s life on the line, so he runs again…just not soon enough. I will publish Never Leave a Trace in 2017.

I wrote Synthetic Heart, a little novelette, earlier this year about a woman clinging to a man who doesn’t love her. She learns that holding onto the past has a way of erasing the future. I have work to do on this manuscript before it’s ready, but once I’m happy with it, I’ll self-publish on Amazon.

Synthetic Heart Excerpt


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“How was work?” he asked, just like he always did, while tucking a strand of her hair behind her ear.

Olivia sat on the edge of the bed and thought for a moment what that meant. Work: mental or physical activity as a means of earning income. She knew that because she had looked it up. What the definition lacked was the addition of: so a person can do what they want. That’s why she worked. That’s why everyone worked. So they could afford to do what they wanted to do. We all have our vices, she thought. She didn’t say any of this out loud to Jeff. That’s not why he was there. He was waiting for her to tell him it was fine and then their evening could begin.

“Fine,” she said.

Jeff smiled at her and then kissed her. When he pulled away he put his hands over her eyes and she squeezed them shut. “Stay right here. I’ve got a surprise for you.”

“I love surprises,” she murmured, listening to the sounds of his steps retreating and the overhead light being switched off.

When he came back, he said, “Open them.”

She complied and smiled widely. A cake with twenty-five candles hovered in front of her face. Chocolate. She loved chocolate even more than surprises. The light over the kitchen sink hummed.

“Happy birthday to you,” he began singing, but he didn’t finish. He never finished.

She stretched her face out over the cake and kissed him. The warmth from the candles licked at her neck. He groaned and put the cake on the ground, waving at the tiny torches with his large hand, extinguishing their flames and igniting a fire inside her.

He wound his fingers into her hair and deepened the kiss, pushing his tongue inside her mouth. She wrapped her arms around his neck and her feet around his waist, pulling him closer. She reveled in his taste, in his touch, and in the way he made her feel. No one else would ever compare.

Olivia pulled away and gasped for breath. Jeff smiled his crooked smile and removed her shirt. The second his mouth made contact with her breasts, she couldn’t keep her eyes open. She loved this part. He pushed her back onto the bed and crawled on top of her, kissing and licking his way from breast to breast. She arched into him and sighed. He ran his fingers down to the waistband of her pants, opening the button deftly.

“Happy birthday, baby,” he mumbled against one of her nipples as he pushed a long finger inside her.

She gripped the sheets and let the pleasure wash over her. She wanted to tell him he had talented hands and that he always knew just how to get her off, but she kept her mouth shut and let him work his magic. Within a minute, she screamed as she came, writhing against the bed under him.

He removed her pants next, tugging them off her legs impatiently, as if he couldn’t wait to fuck her. That excited her. She finally managed to open her eyes just in time to see him tear his own clothes off. He rejoined her on the bed, kneeling between her legs and stroking his cock roughly and unrolling a condom while running his other hand across her breasts, keeping her nipples as hard as possible.

She held her breath in anticipation, but she didn’t have to wait long. He propped his hands on either side of her head and pushed inside her with one fluid motion, filling and stretching her. She lifted her hips to meet his thrusts and dug her fingernails into the sinewy muscles of his forearms. His focus blurred as he slammed into her over and over. A low sound rumbled through his chest. He was on the verge of orgasmic release. That sound drove her wild. She screamed again just as his dick swelled inside her.

Jeff drew air across his teeth with each breath. It was a primal sound of satisfaction and exertion and it blended perfectly with Olivia’s sighs. Together they created a chorus of pleasure.

He dropped onto his elbows and kissed her swollen lips. Their bodies collided, slick with sweat.

As always, she wanted to tell him it was amazing. That it was the best birthday ever. That it always was with him.

* * * *

A satisfied smile softened the edges of Olivia’s mouth as she left the building.

“Night, Miss Thomas,” the woman behind the desk said.

“Night,” Olivia replied and then she pushed through the heavy revolving door and stepped out onto the city street. She glanced back over her shoulder. From the street, it looked like all the other buildings on the block: clean, brightly lit, and welcoming. But she knew differently. It was magical.

The suffocating heat of summer had finally subsided, giving way to the crisp bite of autumn. She inhaled deeply and smiled. Her extracurricular activities had given her quite an appetite, so she stopped at the café instead of going home. Still lost in a haze of euphoria, she ordered a club sandwich.

“Soup or salad tonight?” the server asked, his pen poised above the paper.

“Salad,” they answered at the same time.

He smiled, “Doesn’t hurt to ask, right?”

She shook her head and returned the smile. When he walked away she laughed. She was definitely a creature of habit.

A few minutes later, the server brought her dinner to her. “Club and salad, Italian dressing on the side. Enjoy.”

She nodded and turned her attention to the window facing the street. She could see everything from her table, it was one of the reasons she loved the café, but not the main one. She ate her sandwich first, chewing each bite completely, mindlessly as she watched the people bustle outside. Everyone seemed to be in a rush, driving, pushing, shopping, and eating, all racing against an invisible clock to get home. For what?

Nothing waited for her in her apartment. The best part of her night had already come and gone.

* * * *

“Back so soon, Miss Thomas?” the woman asked from behind the desk.

Olivia nodded. She signed in and then made her way to the room. The room where he would be waiting. She shrugged out of her jacket, slipped the headband over her forehead, sat on the edge of the bed, and closed her eyes.

“How was work?” Jeff asked, stroking her cheek before tucking a piece of hair behind her ear.

“I hope it’s okay that we do this again,” she said more to herself than anything. She knew he wouldn’t respond when she went off-script. “It’s just so nice being here with you.”

He stared at her with the same gentle smile frozen on his lips, waiting. Always waiting for the right answer.

“Fine,” she replied.

His smile grew before he kissed her. She leaned toward him and knew he would cover her eyes before he touched her. “Stay right here. I’ve got a surprise for you.”

“I love surprises,” she stated. She kept her eyes closed but not because she would be surprised. She knew what was coming next. The light clicked off, a match scraped against a rough surface and hissed to life, and then Jeff came back to her.

“Open them.”

She smiled before she opened her eyes. Twenty-five candles burned in the middle of a fudgy cake, the frosting getting gooey under the intense flame.

“Happy birthday to you,” he sang, but she stopped him with a kiss. She needed him more than ever to fill the void inside her. She needed to feel wanted. Loved. Cherished.

He did that and more. With every touch, every taste, every word, she knew he loved her. She couldn’t imagine a better way to spend her birthday.

* * * *

“Club and a salad, Italian dressing on the side” she said as she placed her order at the café.

“You got it. Anything else?” the server asked.

“Do you have cake?”

“Carrot and chocolate.”

“Chocolate, please. It’s my birthday.”

The man smiled at her. “Let me guess.” He narrowed his hazel eyes and thought for a few seconds. “Twenty-two?”

A surprised laugh escaped her lips. “You’re kind, but no. Twenty-eight.” She tilted her head and looked at him. He seemed to be about the same age, late twenties, but worry had been etched into his forehead, making him appear older.

He shrugged. “I’ll bring it out at the end of your meal.” He disappeared from view and tended to the needs of the surrounding tables. He returned a few minutes later with her order arranged neatly on a plain white plate, just as it always was. The only thing that varied was the position of the lettuce leaves. Always one cherry tomato, two cucumber slices, and a small metal dish brimming with Italian dressing. She saved the tomato for last, savoring the sweet and tangy burst of flavor. It tasted like happiness.

Later, the server cleared his throat, getting her attention. He stood next to the table with a thick slice of chocolate cake with a single candle glowing softly.

She blinked, surprised for a moment.

“Happy birthday,” he said.

Her gaze slid down to the nametag pinned to the pocket of his shirt. “Thank you, Pete.” He had a short scruffy beard the same auburn as his hair, which was complimented nicely by his red and brown plaid shirt. It was the first time she noticed how handsome he was. “My name is Olivia.”

He smiled. “On the house.”

“You don’t have to—”

“I insist.” His smile grew and pink tinged his freckled cheeks.

She ran her thumb across her engagement ring and gave him a demure smile. “Thank you again.”

“Make a wish, Olivia,” he said, sliding the plate in front of her.

She licked her fingers and extinguished the solitary flame. “I don’t need wishes. I have everything I want.”

Synthetic Heart Blurb

Olivia Thomas has everything she ever wanted. Her life is perfect…until she sees her fiancé with another woman. As her world collapses, she must confront the truth and accept reality. In the process of letting go of the past, she can finally see the love that has been waiting for her all along.

 

Big love to Laurie and Mer for their help honing these beautiful words!

In Your Shoes Review by Mer

September Roberts is addictive

5 star review on Amazon

By Mer on 2 March 2016

I don’t usually read modern-times non-paranormal romances (sorry, vampires and mythical gods are just hot, y’all) but I picked this up on a whim and I have to say: GO ME!

This was an excellent book if you’re in the mood for a REAL story. This isn’t romantic pap – it’s got a few teeth and sometimes they nip, but in the end it’s very much worth it. The lead characters, Nicole and Scott, are presented realistically – faults and strengths and humor and everything in between. The flow is effortless and in no time at all their story sucks you in and soon enough you’re weeding through their dirty laundry with them, cheering them on, Gibbs-slapping them a time or three, and laughing.

Caution: there is ice cream involved…and magic…and chocolate…and wine…and phrases like, “To her horror, her dick hardened”… There’s also job kerfuffles…home repair…him getting her period…and a nicely-done HEA.

THIS BOOK WILL NOT BORE YOU. If you haven’t purchased it yet, go – shoo – get it already!

~Mer

In Your Shoes Review by Cricket

Another amazing jewel by September Roberts

4 star review on Amazon

By Cricket on December 28, 2015

I love September Roberts’ books, they are always so sweet and lovely. But this one, this one I loved! It is unique and, although sweet in parts, it is a bit harsher and very real.

What would you do to switch places with the one you love just to understand them better?

Yeah, that is the basis of book that starts off with a painful discovery and realization that your life as you know it is over. Can you come back from betrayal? Would you ever be able to trust the other person again?

This novel takes you on a journey of self discovery as well as seeing life through your partners eyes. I love that Nikki & Scott have to figure out how to be the other person and on the way find what the other has been too afraid to say.

This book had me laughing in parts, especially when Scott has to deal with a period, and it had me in tears when I saw what they were too afraid to say to one another. It is beautiful and deeply emotional.

I give this novel 4 lipsticks! It really is one of my favorites that September has ever written.

~B~