Patricia Bates

Love on the Beach Blog Hop (July 1st – 14th)

Two years ago this month Beachwalk Press released our first books. To celebrate, we're hosting a Love on the Beach blog hop. This will run from July 1st through July 14th. Over 20 Beachwalk Press authors are participating and we have some fabulous prizes to give away.

The grand prize is a Kindle Paperwhite!

Additional prizes include:
* A beach tote bag filled with Beachwalk Press print books (winner's choice of 5 print titles)
* Two gift certificates of $25 each (winners' choice of GC from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks)

Also, each author will be giving away an additional prize of their choosing.

That's almost 30 prizes in total!

To be entered into the drawings just click on the authors' names listed below to visit their blog, then leave a comment with your email address included.

Each author will be posting a spotlight on one of their Beachwalk Press books (or a spotlight on a series they have with Beachwalk Press), and they will also be sharing what drew them to publish with us. Warning: You'll be seeing some great books, so expect your 'I want to read it' list to increase :)

Participating authors:
Aimée Duffy
Ashlynn Monroe
Ciara Lake
Ella Jade
Emily Wood
Elise Whyles
E. Jamie
Hazel Gower
Imogene Nix
Jaye Shields
Kaylie Newell
Lacey Wolfe
M.A. Stacie
Olivia Starke
Pepper Anthony
Patricia Bates
Samantha Darling
Stephanie Beck
Sidda Lee Tate
Tara Mills
Tamaria Soana
Theresa Stillwagon
Tracey Rogers
Tabitha Rayne

Author/Reader Chat 05/01/13

Join the following authors for a chat on May 1st at 9:00 pm (est).

Patricia Bates
Ella Jade
Tara Mills
Ashlynn Monroe
Lacey Wolfe

The chat will be held at the Coffee Time Romance Chat Room. Go here to join in the fun: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/ctr_chat2.html

Those who attend the chat will receive a promo code for 50% off their purchases at our website.

We hope to see you there!

Steamy Excerpt – The Cowgirl's Christmas by Patricia Bates



 
A sexy cowboy to unwrap…what more could a girl want?

For Holly Walker Christmas is about more than just flashing lights, it's about having some sexy time with her husband. This year, however, she's got a secret that could destroy everything…or save their future.

Content Warning: explicit sex

 

 

 

 

 

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"So, cowboy, what did you have in mind for this date?" The conversational tone was at odds with the lust in her gaze and her short, shallow breaths. Her red-tipped nails traced invisible lines along her cleavage, dipping down under the fabric before trailing back up.

"I thought we could stay in." Tyson reached out with a finger and eased the strap of her dress down a little further on her shoulder, leaving the silk hanging off a turgid nipple. "After all, I'm starving."

Throaty and flirtatious, her chuckle warmed him and he shifted, his hand going to adjust his erection. Tyson reached for her glass and sat it on the table next to his. He stepped closer to her, his gaze darting over the uncovered flesh. One hand moved up to trail across her graceful neck and tangle in the mass of curls behind her head. He felt the shudder that raced through her body. Her flesh puckered into gooseflesh when he blew across it.

Tyson met her eyes, watched the pupils dilate even further and the lust stand out. Her lashes lowered to half-mast. A flush climbed her cheeks. A tiny gasp escaped her as he leaned forward, the stubble of on his chin scraping along the column of her throat.

Spicy and erotic, the aroma of her perfume rose in a cloud around him. He breathed it deep into his lungs and wallowed in the familiarity. He trailed his lips across her jaw to her ear. The lobe slipped into his mouth easily. He nibbled and suckled it until she clutched at his biceps. His tongue tangled with the diamond stud in her ear, moving it within the small hole delicately. With his teeth nipping at the flesh, he chuckled at her moan. A tortured groan slipped past her lips as he pressed a hot, moist kiss below her ear. He trailed down the smooth skin, his nose buried in her hair. Suddenly, he grabbed at the tender flesh and bit down gently.

A small cry of pleasure echoed in his ear as her nails dug deep into the muscles of his arms. Her hair cascaded over his arm as his fingers crawled into the knot of hair to knock the pins loose. He pulled gently, tilting her head to expose more of her pale neck. He nibbled down the column to lick at her pulse.

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Free eBook – Holiday Kisses

We are happy to announce that Holiday Kisses is now available for free download!

Positively Holly by Pepper Anthony
When Holly and Evan run into each other at the Toy Palace the week before Christmas, the last thing on their minds is rekindling their failed love affair. After all, Holly is one of those wide-eyed optimists, and Evan is a man who deals in practicalities. Things would never work out between them. But two cups of coffee, a pair of shopping bags, and a touch of sexy Christmas magic just might help them find their common ground.

Hometown Miracles by Patricia Bates
The holidays hold little interest for Leanne Wilson, a single mother who receives devastating news mere days before heading home. Once she arrives, she runs into the one man who holds her heart. But she can’t reach out to him now…after all, this may be her very last Christmas. Jay Locke has loved Leanne for years. When she left town, he forced himself to move on, but now she's back with a darling little girl and a Christmas wish he just can't say no to.

Believe in Me by Aimée Duffy
Leona Sharp and Ryan Lee have been friends forever, it seems. Although there's an attraction between them, they've never acted on it. On New Year's Eve, Leona finally allows herself to give into the temptation, but she vows that it will only be for one night and as soon as the clock strikes midnight they will put it in the past and go on as if it never happened. Ryan, however, has other plans…

His Holiday Lifesaver by Hazel Gower
Brad isn't looking forward to Christmas dinner with his family as they are always trying to set him up with women. This year he has a plan involving Hailey, a female tourist he rescued at the beach, posing as his girlfriend for the next couple of weeks. The only problem with the plan is he didn't expect to fall in love with her.

Drawn To You by Tara Mills
If a picture's worth a thousand words, what does that make a series of sketches? Drawn to the same beach over and over again to secretly sketch this quiet, contemplative man, Rachel is about to find out.

Reunion by Ashlynn Monroe
Years ago, Shayla left her small hometown to pursue her dream. When she did, her family turned their back on her. Leaving also meant she had to forget about the boy she loved. When her mother dies, Shayla realizes that while some things change, other things are doomed to remain the same. She returns home, but doesn't feel very welcome until the boy who haunts her memories steps into her present. Luc is no longer the farm boy she'd fallen for—he's grown up, and quite nicely too. Can Shayla rekindle what she lost with the man she never stopped loving?

Winter Break by Kaylie Newell
Harper Smith is a horrible skier. She can't stand it, almost as much as she can't stand her irritatingly sexy ex-boyfriend, who also happens to be a member of the ski patrol. So when she finds herself in a life-or-death situation on a cold, dark mountain, she has mixed feelings when Justin Noble shows up to rescue her. Part of her would rather freeze to death than accept his help. The other part can't help but warm up at the sight of his messy, sun-bleached hair and cocky grin. Without her consent, Harper's heart tips dangerously close to falling for him again. But will this time be any different?

Mistletoe & Holly by Tamaria Soana
Zoey is going through the normal Christmas Eve ritual with her three-year-old twins. The only difference is that her husband Preston isn't there to share it with them. He's been deployed overseas and won't be home for the holidays. After Zoey tucks the kids in for the night, she places the gifts under the tree, snuggles on the sofa to watch It's a Wonderful Life, and falls asleep. She's startled awake by a loud noise. Is she dreaming, or is her Christmas wish standing under the mistletoe?

Katrina's Christmas by Sidda Lee Tate
Christmas has always been just another day to Katrina Bryant. She works hard and expects her employees to do the same. When her sexy assistant, Grant Ward, quits on Christmas Eve she becomes worried she will never see him again, and she wonders why that bothers her so much. To her surprise, he arrives at her home hours later and whisks her away for a Christmas she will never forget.

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Todd by Elise Whyles
Recently widowed, Mary Todd isn't looking forward to spending Christmas alone. She's determined to keep a low profile during the madness—that is, until she meets her sexy neighbor, Walter. He seems intent on helping her get into the holiday spirit, and she just might let him.

The Gift Beneath the Tree by Lacey Wolfe
Tara won't be spending Christmas with her family this year, but she's not entirely alone. Her roommate, Brad, who's currently single, is also at home with her. Tara goes to bed Christmas Eve with hopes Santa might bring her what she most desires. After hearing a loud crash, she goes to investigate, and underneath the tree, she finds the present she's been dying to unwrap.

Content Warning: some stories contain explicit sex

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December 2012: Featured Sale

Looking for a little holiday romance? The Cowgirl's Christmas by Patricia Bates is on sale during the month of December for only 99¢!


The Cowgirl's Christmas by Patricia Bates
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/Holiday Theme
Length: Short
Formats: pdf (for Adobe Reader), lit (for Microsoft Reader), mobi (for Mobi and Kindle), epub (for Nook), and html.
Price: $2.99 $0.99

A sexy cowboy to unwrap…what more could a girl want?

For Holly Walker Christmas is about more than just flashing lights, it's about having some sexy time with her husband. This year, however, she's got a secret that could destroy everything…or save their future.

Content Warning: explicit sex

 
Click HERE for more information

A Time to Give Thanks

For those of us in the United States, this week we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving, where we take time to give thanks for all the good things in our lives (and eat lots of food, and for one day we don't worry about how many calories those foods contain).

This year I'm very thankful for the growth and success of our company. I'm thankful for our wonderful authors, who write such great stories. And I'm thankful for our staff—the editors, the cover artists, etc—who work so hard on preparing those stories for publication. But I'm most thankful for you—our readers—because without you, Beachwalk Press wouldn't exist.

I've asked some of our authors to share what they're thankful for this year…

M. A. Stacie: I'm thankful for my hubby and three amazing boys. And my life would be boring without my magnificent friends.

Tamaria Soana: I'm thankful for family and friends!

Ashlynn Monroe: I'm thankful for my family, my friends, and the fact that I'm able to do something I love (writing). There's no better feeling than knowing the thing that makes me happy gives someone else an escape from their everyday worries.

Sidda Lee Tate: I'm thankful for the wonderful support I receive from my family.

Kaylie Newell: This season, I'm thankful for so many things. Family, wonderful friends, our health. I'm also thankful for my brand new writing career—something I've dreamed of since I was knee high to a grasshopper :) I'm thankful for my publisher and amazing editor. And I'm especially thankful for new readers who decided to take a chance and pick up a book by an unknown author this year. Not just my books, but all of my fellow new authors' stories. What a gift that is, and one I'm incredibly lucky to have.

Ella Jade: I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful, happy, and healthy children. My boys are my world, and I'm grateful to share my life with them. I'm also appreciative of the readers and friends I've picked up this year through my writing. My stories have always been a hobby. I've been getting lost in my plots and characters for years, but to finally be able to share my creations with all of you as an author is a dream come true. Thank you for taking this journey with me. I wish all of you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day.

Pepper Anthony: This year, I am particularly appreciative of my excellent health. Last year I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. I went through surgery, five months of chemo, and some icky radiation treatments. While I did very well with most of the treatments, I did develop what is known as "chemo brain". My thought processes got foggy and my creative flow just kind of dried up. As an artist and writer, that was just about the most distressing part of the whole thing. I was afraid that I might be among the 40% of cancer patients who do not recover their full cognitive abilities following chemo. Happily, that has not been the case. Not only did my recent CT scans show "no evidence of disease", but my mind has fully recovered too. The human body is an amazing, resilient hunk of stuff. This Thanksgiving, celebrate your good health along with me!

Lacey Wolfe: What I'm thankful for has been on my mind a lot lately. And the one thing I keep coming back to is my husband. When we found out I was pregnant with my son (who is now 8), he agreed to let me stay home and raise our children. Both my children are now in school and instead of telling me to go get a job that brings in a steady paycheck, he still lets me stay home and write all day. He never says anything if the house is a mess or the laundry is washed but in dire need of being folded. He listens to me complain as well as gets excited about my accomplishments. I've been with my husband for 11 & 1/2 years and I couldn't imagine spending my life with anyone else.

Mary Wehr: Although I'm thankful for my good health and having a loving, thoughtful husband by my side for the past thirty-three years, this Thanksgiving is going to be very, very special. Beachwalk Press came into my life and my life-long dream of becoming a published author has come true. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Patricia Bates: Gosh, there's so many things I'm thankful for. My family—including my wonderful son. He's the biggest miracle in my life and a constant source of inspiration and joy. My writing—the ability to share some of my creativity with others. And the fact that I have amazing publishers. I've been truly blessed to have so many wonderful contacts in this industry and I'm extremely thankful for the chances I have.

Stephanie Beck: 2012 brought lots of challenges, but I'm more thankful than ever. This year, I'm especially grateful for:
* My nephew Noah–born five weeks early, but doing great and safe at home with his mama and daddy who love him
* Nine years with my wonderful husband
* My three beautiful, healthy, loving children
* An exciting year of writing–and ambition to make next year even better
* My home with space for my kiddos to grow
* My church family who welcome us every day and share their joys
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tabitha Rayne: I am thankful for the creativity of human beings—seeing or experiencing something that someone has made inspires, sustains, and moves me. I am even more thankful that they share it. I'm thankful for most everything—love, health, joy, and even for the hard times as they make the good times more precious. But most of all, I'm thankful for fizzy astro belts (a very special candy) and good coffee.

Tara Mills: I love Thanksgiving. That’s when my three boys come home for a visit. My husband makes the turkey (a buttery champagne basted, croissant stuffed bird to die for), and I have an excuse to pop the first cork early and make mimosas for breakfast too. We crank the tunes and dance around as soon as there are signs of life from the bedrooms. After two pots of coffee are polished off, someone will suggest playing a game; it could be darts, ping pong, or a lively board game. Later, we'll take a hike through the woods with the three dogs. This year we'll have our new grandson coming up too. He's just four months old now. There's always time for lounging in the living room with your nose in a book or your Nook. We're a family of readers. Or my daughter-in-law will start a crossword puzzle and call out to everyone for help. Finishing becomes a group effort. But our boys have to earn their delicious dinner, and the alcohol that follows, by splitting and stacking firewood first. I love their ruddy cheeks when they come back inside, carrying the fresh clean smell of autumn with them.

And now, we want to know what YOU are thankful for. Everyone who leaves a comment will have their name placed in a drawing. On November 30th we will randomly draw four names, and those people will win a Beachwalk Press eBook of their choice. So don’t be shy—tell us what you’re thankful for!

Pamela Tyner
Beachwalk Press, Publisher

Holiday Kisses!

In celebration of the upcoming holidays, some of the amazing authors of Beachwalk Press are doing a round-robin storytelling tour, and it starts today!

Just like with our previous At the Beach series, each author will be posting a short story at their own blog. This time the stories will feature a holiday setting. Once a week, over the next five weeks, they'll post a portion of the story until it is complete.

When all the stories are done, they'll be combined into a single download, which will be available for free here at the Beachwalk Press website.

The participating authors are listed below, along with the titles of their stories, the days they will be posting, and the links for where you can find the posts.

We hope you'll join our authors on this exciting adventure!

* Positively Holly by Pepper Anthony – will be posting on Mondays
http://www.pepperanthony.com

* Drawn To You by Tara Mills – will be posting on Mondays
http://www.taramillsromance.com/blog.html

* Katrina's Christmas by Sidda Lee Tate – will be posting on Tuesdays
http://www.siddaleetate.blogspot.com

* Hometown Miracles by Patricia Bates – will be posting on Tuesdays
http://www.ofinkandquille.blogspot.com

* Merry Christmas, Mrs. Todd by Elise Whyles – will be posting on Wednesdays
http://elisewhyles.blogspot.ca

* Believe in Me by Aimée Duffy – will be posting on Wednesdays
http://www.aimeeduffy.co.uk/

* Winter Break by Kaylie Newell – will be posting on Thursdays
http://www.kaylienewell.com

* The Gift Beneath the Tree by Lacey Wolfe – will be posting on Thursdays
http://www.laceywolfe.com/blog.html

* Reunion by Ashlynn Monroe – will be posting on Fridays
http://www.ashlynnmonroe.com/apps/blog/

* His Holiday Lifesaver by Hazel Gower – will be posting on Saturdays
http://spicyauthors.blogspot.com/

* Mistletoe & Holly by Tamaria Soana – will be posting on Sundays
http://tamariasoana.blogspot.com/

 


 

Celebrate Christmas in July

As the temperature soars outside (for those of us in the northern hemisphere, at least), escape into a romance where the air is nice and crisp and snow is falling!


A sexy cowboy to unwrap…what more could a girl want?

For Holly Walker Christmas is about more than just flashing lights, it's about having some sexy time with her husband. This year, however, she's got a secret that could destroy everything…or save their future.

Content Warning: explicit sex

Just leave a comment on this post to be entered into a drawing for an electronic copy of the book. The winner will be chosen on July 30th.

Best of 2011 Awards

Huge congrats to Lacey Wolfe and Patricia Bates for making Romance Book Scene's Best of 2011 Award List

In the category of Erotic Romance, Fool Me Once by Lacey Wolfe received 1st place and Amber's Muse by Lacey Wolfe also received an Honorable Mention.

In the category of Short Stories (Novellas/Quickies/Shorts), The Cowgirl’s Christmas by Patricia Bates received an Honorable Mention.

You can check out these great books here:

http://beachwalkpress.com/fool-me-once/

http://beachwalkpress.com/ambers-muse/

http://beachwalkpress.com/the-cowgirl’s-christmas/

At the Beach series by the Beachwalk Press authors


Starting tomorrow, some of the amazing authors of Beachwalk Press are doing a round-robin storytelling tour.

Each author will be posting a micro-novel at their own blog. Once a week they'll post 100-500 words of the book until it is complete.

When all the stories are done, they'll be combined into a single download, which will be available for free here at the Beachwalk Press website.

Here is a schedule with links for where you can find the stories and the dates they will begin posting:

1/5/12 – Patricia Bates
1/6/12 – Lacey Wolfe
1/7/12 – Tamaria Soana
1/8/12 – Ella Jade
1/9/12 – Theresa Stillwagon
1/15/12 – Kaylie Newell

We hope you'll join our authors on this new and exciting adventure!