The Pit and the Passion

She held her gaze steady, mainly so she could delve deep, deep into those chocolate eyes. Together with his sharp, angular nose and intense, almost predatory, expression, he reminded her of a peregrine falcon on the hunt.

The Pit & the Passion

Monday, February 19, 2018

Donna Simonetta and Love is Lovelier is Finally Here!


Please welcome Donna Simonetta and her latest wonderful story from the Rivers Bend Trilogy. Take it away, Donna!


I’m so excited to let you know that Book 2 in the Rivers Bend Trilogy is here! Love is Lovelier, is Heather and Mick’s story.  They first met eleven years ago and sparks flew, but things went downhill faster than an out of control locomotive. Now Mick is back in Heather’s life…in her hometown of Rivers Bend, and even worse––he’s her new boss at the Retreat. The attraction is still burning hot between them though, but can they let the past go in order to have a happy future together?

We first met Heather in book 1 of the series, A Sweeter Spot, and I have to confess I have to admit she is one of my favorite characters in Rivers Bend.  I hope that y’all love her as much as I do, and enjoy your trip back to Rivers Bend to see if she can get her Happy Ever After in Love is Lovelier.

So tell us what Love is Lovelier is all about.

Heather and Mick have a long history together, and Heather wants to leave it in the past where it belongs. Yet, here Mick is, very much in her present, thanks to her brother Jeff, who hired Mick to be her boss at the Retreat at Rivers Bend.

It wouldn’t be so bad, except Heather and Mick are still attracted to each other like metal to a magnet. Oh, and her brother is considering offering Mick a partnership in the Retreat, which by rights should be hers. And even if they act on their attraction, Heather is a small-town, country girl, and proud of it, whereas Mick can’t get far enough from his West Virginia coal-mining roots.

Will they be able to get a second chance at their first love and find their happy ending together in Rivers Bend?

Ah, the excerpt (my favorite part).

Excerpt (G): To Kill or to Kiss?

“Stick close. I’ll get you out of here.”
He used his broad shoulders as a wedge to propel himself though the crowd; Heather scurried to keep up with him so she could take advantage of the gap he created, not wanting to be so close that she could feel the warmth of his body through his elegant suit, but because she needed somehow to beat this crush of people to the Retreat to make sure that everything was in place for the post-christening party she’d planned for Bethanne – only perfection would do for her BFF.
She watched Mick’s back as she stuck close to him; he looked so strong and fit – it was hard to imagine him the way he was ten years ago, when he’d suffered his NFL career-ending injury, but the same business acumen that kept him with the Portland Pintos organization back then was the reason Jeff and Cisco hired him at the Retreat.
He’d be good for business—she’d just have to keep chanting those words in her head like a mantra, or else she’d do one of two things she’d regret—kill Mick, or kiss him, and she’d gone the kissing route with him before. It did not end well. And tempting as the killing option was at the moment, it probably wouldn’t end any better.


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About the Author:
Donna Simonetta

My career has been a winding road. I worked in the business world for years, got my MLS and worked in a school library, and am now living my dream as an author. I love to read and write contemporary and fantasy romance. I live in Maryland, with my husband, who is my real-life romance hero. We both enjoy traveling to visit our far-flung family and friends, and spending time on the beach with an umbrella drink and a good book.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Frog Prince: A Valentine's Tale at Princess of the Light Today

Spotlights! Camera! Action! The Pit & the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel, is on stage at the Princess of the Light today. Since Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, we thought we’d give all you handsome fellows out there an idea of what a truly romantic approach is. Hint: it involves a frog.

Come by to read, absorb, and enjoy.
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Jailhouse Blues--Rancor's in a Paris Slammer at Leslie Ann Sartor's Today


My Story, My Way ~ An Indie Adventure

Come listen to Rancor whine (he’s so good at that!) from a Paris jail. He and Charity are at Leslie Ann Sartor’s wonderful site My Story My Way today with a brand new excerpt from my new cozy mystery romance The Pit and the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Literary Giveaway

I'm participating! Win The Pit & the Passion



Want to find a new writer, learn what novels some of your favorite authors are reading, or find new book reviewer and blogger recommendations? 

Visit https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/literary-giveaway-portal  to participate in this new launch beginning in February. 

I will be giving away a copy of my new cozy mystery romance, The Pit and the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel

All genres are included whether it’s novels from debuting authors to award-winning/bestselling authors with multiple books and/or series. The best part -- it's all free for readers to enter, as authors are generously donating copies of their books each month to help find new fans and build up their reading communities. Be part of this wonderful new group right now! I’m excited to participate in this month’s giveaway and can’t wait to share with you all that will be offered in the coming months. You never know which surprising authors might just show up on the list this year!






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