Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Hot Author To Watch For

Well get out your blue jeans baby, it's gonna be a rough ride.



Rebecca swore under her breath. How hard is it to put a piece of luggage on the corresponding flight? Isn’t that what all those obnoxious paper tags are for? She waited for the carousel to make one more round and tried to convince herself she wasn’t stalling. She glanced again at the full-color glossy brochure for Fantasy Ranch gripped in her hand. She was out of her mind alright. And she was definitely stalling.

Maybe Melinda was right about the cowboys, and the ones on the website were just models used for advertising the place. The real ones probably had scraggly beards, three front teeth and hands so callused they’d tear a girl’s skin to pieces.

“Where are you going?”

She didn’t have to look up. The pointed toes of his boots and faded denim that traveled up from there gave the speaker away. A cowboy.

“Crazy apparently,” Rebecca said without making eye contact, focusing again on the brochure. What in the hell had she been thinking spending a small fortune for such a load of crap? She was on her way to the nuthouse alright, and getting there fast.

“I’m headed there myself,” Cowboy said in an obvious attempt at a joke. “I’ll give you a ride.”

He sounded friendly enough, but she didn’t feel like being hit on. She glanced up to tell him so, but was too blindsided to remember what smart-alecky comeback she’d planned to use. Melinda had been right about one thing. If she had to go crazy, he’d definitely be the one to go with.

“Are you Rebecca?” His dark blond hair hung to his chin in silky strands that begged to have fingers dragged through them, and his eyes could melt a girl.

A flush crept over her. No false advertising there. He was even more gorgeous in person. Her stomach did a somersault. What had she been thinking? She couldn’t go through with this. He was hot enough to sway a nun, and he was just the driver. How in the hell was she going to keep her horny hands to herself for a week? Or more to the point, how would she keep them off herself.

The cowboy held her stare and a slow easy smile spread across his face. Her head defogged enough to remember he’d asked her if she was Rebecca, and she hadn’t had the whereabouts to answer him. He spoke before she could twist her tongue around an answer.

“I’ll take that as a yes. I’m Gavin. Let me get this,” he said, reaching for her carry-on and easily hoisting the bag over his shoulder. “You don’t travel this light do you?”

“Gavin?” she managed. “Gavin Carter?”

“You did your homework,” he said with a smile. “I did too. Rebecca Ryder, thirty-two, biotech consultant from South Carolina.”

He summed her up like a bio off a dating site and his appearance was enough to shake her to the core, broad athletic shoulders v-ing down to narrow hips, long muscular legs and a rugged beauty that took her breath away. She forced air into her lungs. No man was going to take her breath away. That’s not what she had flown across the country for.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Welcome To Eden is raking in fantastic reviews

Hey all! Well, Welcome To Eden is getting some fantastic reviews and I'd just like to share the links with you all. Hope you have time to check them out.

Whipped Cream Reviews 5 cherries for Welcome To Eden "Rynne Raines has created a winner with this short story that left me wanting more, if only to get more of a taste of the heat generated between Caitlyn and Evan. My only complaint… I wanted MORE! I just fell in love with these characters and Rynne Raines has become someone to watch for. Her skillful blending of humor, heat and the beginnings of a relationship are more than enough for me to wholly recommend Welcome to Eden as a hot, intense and quick read." --Reviewer Viscaria

Simply Romance Reviews An Outstanding Read Review "BDSM stories can put off readers and few authors can manage the razor blade between titillating the reader and offending them. Ms. Raines is one of those that does it and does it well. If you enjoy a little spice to your erotica, you’ll like Welcome to Eden."
~Reviewed by Stephanie

Night Owl Romance 4/5 hearts "This will definitely have you wiggling in your seat wanting more. I would definitely look into other stories written by Ms. Raines."--Diana

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Check Out Sensual

I'm helping to spread the word about the newly redesigned website Sensual. If you like your romance novels on the steamy side, you'll love this site. It's full of reviews, interviews, excerpts, information on the newest print and ebooks and lots more. You can even win books and other goodies. So check it out. http://sensual.ecataromance.com/

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Hi everyone, on Thursday, May 8th CATA will be hosting a huge Delurking bash and giving away tons of free stuff. There is supposed to be 50 authors, (Including myself) from various publishers there to promote their work and give away loads of freebies. If you're in the neighbourhood and get a free second to take a gander, I will be there from 2pm eastern until at least 3. Hope you can drop by and say hello! Here's the link: CATA PARTY