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Friday, December 18, 2015



W e l c o m e    t o  T W O simultaneous blog hops on deck:
Sat Spankings and Christmas Treats.
Together, we're hopping in a rip-roaring affirmation that chaos is okay!
It's fine if the stockings aren't hung.

Rx: A Sexy Christmas Treat
As long as the house isn't on fire, it's ALL GOOD!
How can I say that?

We've cleaned, shopped, and decorated. 
And soon if not right now, we deserve a repose and a bit of romance. 
And what better way, than a sexy flight of fancy.
Kick back and take five. Heck take ten. Twenty. Thirty minutes.

If anyone asks, this is for your health. Christ on a cracker, it is for your sanity! 


And on the Christmas Treat Blog Hop, we're here to help.
Lots of treats and giveaways of the hunky book boyfriend kind.

If you're in the mood for a molten heat, then Saturday Spankings delivers.
 In the spirit of the holiday, I'm offering a sizzling Christmas tale. 
Brett Gold, NFL Dallas Devils tight end, is about to cross the Atlantic in search of a wayward filly.
Brett and Cory McLemore from the bestselling Bad Boys

 series are about to make history in the city of love.


It's winter and a snowstorm has got Cory McLemore caught in Paris.

“You’ve crossed the line,” he replied. “I’ll take care of getting what we need. I should’ve done this much sooner.”

There was a steel edge of resignation in his voice. Like he’d gotten over his anger and accepted partial blame for her not getting to the airport. But that was silly, how could he mend her unruliness… She’d given her word. Then tacitly agreed to an anything goes night.

“Sweetheart,” she hissed a stream of air tinged by lust and fueled by apprehension.

“Don’t sweetheart me,” he replied curtly. “You might as well know, I take full responsibility for letting you and your tendency to act like a wayward filly get out of control. I’m going to catch up with my obligation.

“I’m not some obligation,” she retorted, not liking one bit where this conversation—or his heated insinuations were going.

“I didn’t say you were. I repeat my obligationYou’re mine Corinth and come June when we exchange vows, you’ll pledge your ability to obey me. That’s not something I take lightly. Come hell or high water, you won’t be saying one thing and doing another, darlin’.”
Brett Gold, NFL tight end for the Dallas Devils in no uncertain terms lays down the law in CATCH Y.O.U. 4 XMAS
Bad Boys Book #8
and part of #satspanks
Let's go!

Free Ebook ~ Part of Kindle Unlimited
Football Sports Romance
 Now it's time to jump to other steamy reads.
Some scorching teasers from the crew at 
Saturday Spankings this December 20 and Yee Haw! Merry Christmas, Y'all.

Otherwise, onward to the #christmastreat holiday giveaway.

Jason Witten as Brett

Blake Lively as Cory
Cory McLemore is about to come face to face with a wall of trouble
in the form of a tight end from Dallas aka Brett Gold.
In Book #4, Brett and Cory met on the fly,
reconnected hard and fast,
then by the end of one whirlwind GIRL'S NIGHT OUT, they fell in love.
Now, in Book #8 
Catch Y.O.U. for Xmas,
limits are about to be pushed,
and 'someone' is about to find out who's boss!

Brett isn't about to lose his cool. He's fully aware of what he signed up for with Cory when he made the best catch of his life in snagging her as his fiancĂ©e. But something’s got to give, and he's come up with a plan. One that will inspire his spitfire to do what she says, when she says it.

Once he gets ahold of her, it's about to get hotter than hell in Paris this Christmas!

Warning: gorgeous NFL baller connects with wayward filly. Sparks. Smoke. And lots and lots of HOLIDAY FIRE in this steamy romance.

SOOOOOO if you'd like to maintain your sanity, then do yourself a favor: take a mini vacation each day. And treat yourself.
While on break, if you're in the market for a holiday romance set in Paris,
comment below to win an ebook copy of CATCH Y.O.U. 4 XMAS. One comment will be selected.
What's your favorite Christmas or holiday treat that you secretly indulge?
Remember I'll need a way to contact you, so leave an email or social media link in a comment below.

Stop by each blog for a chance to win fabulous books & gifties for the Holidays!

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Is this Christmas Too Hot To Handle ?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A favorite time of year for many is wintertime with its holiday cheer.
The scent of pine, decorations adorn homes big and small.
Outside colorful lights, and blankets of snow...
But wait! There's a dude jogging in Chicago
without a shirt in the rain it's so gosh darn warm.

Some say its El Nino.
Is this Christmas TOO HOT TO HANDLE?
Rain or shine, snow or sun Christmas cheer is in our hearts. 
Peace and joy isn't about the weather.

BUT I'll tell what is hot enough to peel paint,
this cowboy.
Rod McLemore and
he's coming to town Jan 12.

Welcome to the Jingle Book Blog Hop Y'all!
Thank you for stopping by...

 Fire & Ice

and the question must be answered for a chance to win.
 Read the excerpt and you decide.

With nix to lose, I rose without breaking eye contact with the little minx, and walked a direct line over to her. Any second, I considered I might get to the door and have it slammed in my face. But from the way this girl held her ground, I reconsidered; any other woman sure, but not her. 

Now, I was near enough to stare down in her dark eyes that weren’t brown, but a deep smoky blue. An electric connection surged between us. Serious voltage like a mule kick to my chest. As we stared into each other’s eyes, I absorbed the novel sensation that I was speechless. A lifetime of glib comments had decided to pack up and head for the hills.
“Is there something I can do for you?” she asked. “You keep staring at me like you’ve got a problem.”
Her spitfire tone jump-started the faulty wiring in my head. “Sweetheart, the only issue I’ve got is I don’t know your name. And, I don’t have your number.”
Soooo, is this cowboy TOO HOT TO HANDLE?
If you'd like to win a copy of  Too Hot To Handle,  
Book # 9 (can be read as a stand alone) of the bestselling Bad Boys series along with a $5.00 Amazon gift card, 
comment below with your answer to is ROD McLEMORE is TOO HOT TO HANDLE? 
And of course, enter the Rafflecopter, keep hopping,
and Merry Christmas.

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TOO HOT TO HANDLE requires gloves, finesse, and luck!

Monday, December 14, 2015

In the new sub-series from Bad Boys: Zero to 60, it couldn't have been more aptly named.
What am I referring to this time?
We're going through a rapid retooling process. 
Even so, after much deliberation, and a bucket
of sweat and tears 
from trying to deal with the 'bleed' zones for
print covers,
I plead insanity.

Me too! 
Excuse the mess and

Paperback print cover 

THIS IS THE PRINT COVER of Too Hot To Handle, Bad Boys Zero to 60 that worked.

The paperback is 416 pages of dirty dark sexy smut 
and it's over an inch wide on the spine. Aka a story. Actually two, since the novella Never Say Never is included. 

Pst...The backstory is Too Hot was originally supposed to release in four installments or volumes, yet we didn't go that route.
With this off my shoulders, I'm bushed.


In the meanwhile, the business at hand:
only hours before the $25 Paypal or Amazon gift card is drawn. So ENTER SOON!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hope y'all love the cover as much as I do!
Ogle-worthy gorgeous cowboy on front and the darker, harder, raw elements by way of the back...
are on display.
And best of all, Goodreads is running a BOOK giveaway for 5 paperback copies. 
You can enter here:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Too Hot To Handle by Susan Arden

Too Hot To Handle

by Susan Arden

Giveaway ends January 08, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Is he silent but sexy. Gorgeous. A dirty talker? Find your BBF.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

An easy quiz to find your Book BoyFriend.
In a snap, you'll get an answer.


I'll be dining with Gabe Hamilton (aka David Gandy) from Maya Bank's Rush this evening. Hold all my calls. 
Except I might have to slip away when Homeland comes on...

and we find out about Quinn...

Like Carrie, I adore Quinn.

And he's injured.
Tonight, it's super important I tune in.
I'll make it up to my BBF tomorrow night...


RUNAWAY pushes COWBOY spells trouble.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A wedding. An airport. A girl on the run and a Marine in need of saving...
Their chance encounter turns into a raw chemical combustion.


Welcome to Dec 12, 2015 #satspanks
CLICK HERE TO JUMP OVER TO OTHER AMAZING AUTHORS and their sweltering teasers this week!

OTHERWISE PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. (Another link to the Saturday Spankings Blog Hop is below.)

It's here! The cover for Too Hot To Handle.
Holy heavens.
Save a horse ride a cowboy!
So let's throw a celebration.

Title: Too Hot To Handle
Series: Bad Boys
Subseries: Zero to 60 

Author: Susan Arden
Genre: Military Western Romance
Heat Index: Hot enough to strip paint
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
Photography: ©Rob Lang 
Release Date: January 12, 2016


A random hookup too hot to handle? Never say never.

In a grueling game of cat-n-mouse with her step-uncle, it’s Margo’s move.

On the run, she does a body slide right into the arms of a recently discharged Marine. Outside of this crazy fling, there’s zero room in her life for men. Distractions are dangerous to her goal.

From fixing miles of fencing and tending cattle, Rod McLemore is thrust back into the line of duty. And he promptly fails. He crosses the line in a no-brainer mission: go and get the girl. On no hands is he prepared for Margo or her smart-mouth, right hook, and cargo to hide.

Together Margo and Rod are as volatile as flint and gunpowder. Bordering on taboo, their raw attraction is a recipe for disaster. Especially when the stakes are raised.

Their stormy love affair forces them over the edge and out of their comfort zones as they wrangle in-laws, Mother Nature, and a slick conman. A regular trial by fire. But a battle worth fighting means taking a stand. Even if it means they have to lie, steal, cheat.
Or kill.

Available Now

#1 Tempted by Trouble

#2 Twice Tempted

#3 Stephen McLemore – The Cowboy Rode a Harley

#4 Girls’ Night Out

#5 Brandon McLemore – Leather and Lace

#6 Collared by the Cowboy

#7 Rory McLemore – Breaking the Bad Boy

#8 Catch Y.O.U. 4 Xmas


Author Bio

Susan Arden grew up in Miami, attending bilingual schools, which lends itself to her interest in writing multicultural stories. Previously, she taught in public schools and earned National Board Certification as an educator. She’s married and lives outside Nashville. Besides writing in partnership with her husband, they're involved in environmental engineering, have three daughters, and an eccentric Kelpie, three cats and a gecko. When she's not writing, Susan reads dark romance and thrillers, adores comedy clubs, and is a closet fanatic about boots.

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