Are you a series reader? Do you find your new favorite author or story and must read all that you can find?
If you are like me, you'll want to grab a copy of TOUCHING DOWN, the final book in the Chase Family Series. Author Mindy McKinley has wrapped up the series about three siblings who each work with their father's charter jet company.
This time it's the staid older brother. He finally gets to find true love and learns what is most important... family and love.
Now Available for Preorder, TOUCHING DOWN releases on May 17.
A chance neither expected.
A risk too great to chance.
Ready to make a new life for herself and her eight-year-old niece in their grandmother’s home, Callie Jones feels like things are falling into place. As a fiction editor and full-time parent to Sylvie, the new, safer neighborhood gives her a chance to breathe. At least until she meets her new neighbor—the enigmatic, serious, scorching hot Carter Chase. She sees right through his grumpy outer shell to the man who always seems to be there to help when they need it most. Single for longer than she’d like to admit, Carter tempts something deep inside her, but when Sylvie’s birth father returns to demand custody, the perfect life she’s trying so hard to build is threatened and her chance with Carter will have to wait.
Completely devoted to his job as CEO of his father’s charter jet and helicopter company SkyChase, Carter Chase has little time for anything else. He doesn’t mind—it’s his calling, plus a difficult college heartbreak assured he’d never take a chance on love again. But when his gorgeous new neighbor and her outgoing young niece start to turn his world upside down—he can’t remember why he never took time for himself. Ready to take a chance with Callie, everything falls apart with the return of Sylvie’s father. Can Carter convince Callie that he can be the man they both need?
A Wonderful Opposites Attract romance featuring a sassy preteen and adorable dog is just the book you need to curl up with. What’s better than a sexy man who knows what he wants? Fans of Melissa Foster and Tracey Brogan will love TOUCHING DOWN.
About the Author:
Mindy McKinley is a Contemporary Romance author, avid reader, and cellist.
She lives in the Midwest with her drummer husband and two adorable cats. In her life outside of writing, she is a music teacher, a small business owner, and a professional musician.
No matter where she is in her busy life, her mind is always on her writing. She finds inspiration in everyday moments and joy in putting words in just the right order.
If you're interested in learning more about Mindy's writing, visit her website at www.mindymckinley.com for information on current books, upcoming projects, and a blog.
I absolutely love it when a couple sizzles on the page. They usually start with bickering, as if they can't seem to show what they are feeling. Oh and they are feeling a lot! So they create a spark between them, fighting that connection. As the author amps up the tension between the hero and heroine, the sizzle heats up until they finally come together in an explosion.
Author Elsa Winckler's latest release, PROTECTING LINDSAY, has a great amount of sizzle between the two main characters. They literally crackle as they come into a scene. While each of them admit that they have feelings for the other, they push those aside and instead want to focus on something else. But Ms. Winckler lets that tension build until the characters finally can't help themselves. Oh and she's so good that once they do come together, they have to struggle more!! More Tension!!
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How does he protect his heart while protecting her?
Lindsay Wilson simply wants to concentrate on her shop where she sells her own mixtures of creams and essential oils. What she doesn’t want is the seriously sexy Blake Davidson hell-bent on protecting her from the abusive boyfriend who followed her to Montana all the way from South Africa. To add to her frustration, he makes her feel things she’s never felt before but she’s made a mistake in the past, can she trust her instincts this time?
Blake lost two people before because he couldn’t protect them, so what’s different this time with Lindsay? From the moment he’s laid eyes on her, all his instincts have been telling him to make sure nothing happens to her so he has no choice but to move into her place and keep her safe. But what about his own heart?
Miffed, she walked to the passenger side. “I could easily have asked Lilly to pick me up. It’s quite clear you don’t want to be here…”
He was there before her and opened the car door. “And I can open my own damn door,” she muttered as she got in.
Pressing his lips tightly together, he closed the door and walked over to the driver’s side. Within seconds, he was behind the wheel and started the car.
“Okay, you don’t want to talk? Fine by me…”
Cursing under his breath, he turned to her.
“You do know you talk way too damn much, don’t you?”
Indignantly, she inhaled, but before she had time to say anything, his hand snaked around her neck and he pulled her closer. She just had time to see his eyes flash before his lips claimed hers in a searing kiss.
Stars exploded behind her eyes and she grabbed hold of his arms. His mouth was warm, urgent, ravaging hers, while his beard against her skin reminded her of the previous time he’d kissed her.
For a moment she was so stunned, she couldn’t react, but her body had no problem and responded with joy. Before she could properly process what was happening, her blood had heated to boiling point, her breasts felt heavy, and she was very glad she was sitting down. Standing would definitely have been a problem.
Quite content and shamelessly eager, her tongue met his, and he deepened the kiss. Oh. My. Word. Nobody, but nobody had ever kissed her like this before.
He lifted his head, his breath warm on her face, if a little uneven. With an oath, he turned to the front and quickly pulled out of the parking lot. “I’m sorry…I shouldn’t have done that. I’m…I have to protect you and I can’t do that when I…we…kiss.”
Blindly, she stared out of the window—speaking was impossible. Outside, it was dark already and bright lights flashed past her. She touched her lips and closed her eyes. What the man could do to her with just a kiss…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elsa has been reading love stories for as long as she can remember and when she ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James The Brontë sisters, etc. during her English Honours studies, she was hooked for life.
She married her college boyfriend and soul mate and after 46 years, 3 interesting and wonderful children and 4 beautiful grandchildren, they are now fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty's Bay, South Africa.
She likes the heroines in her stories to be beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong. And the heroes must be strong but possess a generous amount of sensitivity. They are of course, also gorgeous! Her stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.
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What are some of the biggest risks you have taken? Not the little one like can I quickly speed up and miss the red light? Not wearing white after Labor Day. But a big risk...
One of the biggest risks I took was going back to college while working full time, being married and the mother of two young children. I spent money that I didn't have and a lot of extra time (taken away from my family) in order to keep my job. I also took a risk when I bought my home. I was looking for a place in the same school district that my children were in because they loved their school. So I had to give up some of my wishes on the home for one that fit the needs of the family.
Mindy McKinley's latest release LIFTING OFF is about a young woman who faces a risk... one that will change her life.
Clara Chase takes a big risk when she does a 180 in her life, moving away from being an influencer and going to work for her family's new charity. Not only that but she comes face to face with a guy who she'd walked away from... Could she risk her heart on him now that they were going to be working together?
A long-ago kiss neither can forget.
A risk neither can take.
Clara Chase is looking for something new. After a coveted career as a model and social media influencer, she is looking for something more. When her father hands the family’s charter jet company—SkyChase—over to her and her brothers, she can’t really see herself fitting in. That all changes when her brother Cam hands her the reigns of a new foundations. Filled with new purpose, Clara feels like her life is finally on track. Until her brother insists she share an office with the one man she never wanted to see again. The man who kissed her and disappeared for nine long years. The only man that had ever stolen her heart.
James Lagos wants to start over. Back in Chicago after catching his fiancé sleeping with his best pilot, he’s desperate for a reset. His best friend’s job offer to help set up SkyChase’s new helicopter division is just what he needs to distance himself from the mess he left in Texas. But he hadn’t counted on the one woman that could bring it all crashing down—Clara Chase—Cam’s little sister. He shouldn’t have kissed her all those years ago and he shouldn’t want her as bad as he does now, but he can’t seem to stop. All he can do is hope his life doesn’t fall apart all over again.
This steamy second chance romance will be your new favorite read as Clara and James struggle to find a way forward without breaking each other's heart.
“Everything okay? You’ve been very quiet tonight. Well, since I came back to Chicago actually.”
He could see her pretty blue eyes flash in his direction for just a moment before they returned to the street ahead of them. “I’ve been under a lot of stress with the foundation.”
It was probably true, but he had a suspicion based on the way her behavior changed whenever he was around that there was more to it. “I can imagine. It’s a big undertaking.”
“Bigger than I thought,” she said to the passenger side window.
“Everything you’ve ever touched has turned out amazing. This will too, I have no doubt.”
Her mouth turned up slightly at his compliment and he felt his heart kick.
“Thanks.” She finally aimed her words at him instead of the window. “I’ll be glad when I get a better grasp of how this all works. It’s been a steep learning curve.”
“If it helps, Cam has unending faith in you. He’s been raving about you nonstop.”
“Really?” Her face twisted with disbelief. “Cam complimented me?”
“Is that so hard to believe?”
“From the boy who called me Clareless my entire life, yes.”
Laughing, James shook his head. “I forgot about that. Man, those were the days, right?”
Their eyes caught just briefly, and the temperature of the truck seemed to raise by twenty degrees. Was she thinking about the kiss like he was? Would she let him try again? He was better at it now, and he’d like to prove it.
“They were.” Her eyes slid from his, and her fingers twisted in her shirt again.
Clara’s voice tapered into silence, and James couldn’t think of anything else to say for the remainder of the drive.
When he pulled up to her apartment building, she put her hand on the door and was about to run away from him when he reached out and caught her left hand in his. “Clara.”
She froze for a moment, and then turned to him slowly, eyes wide, her bottom lip caught between her teeth.
Her hand felt electric in his, as though she might have the power to stop his heart if she touched him. She watched him without blinking, waiting for him to say something, but he hadn’t stopped her because he wanted to say something.
LIFTING OFF is a story you won't want to miss.