Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Love those hard workin' men!--AND a contest

When I sat down to start my erotic romance series, I knew a couple things, I wanted it to be a series about three smokin' hot brothers and I wanted the books equally as smokin' hot. As I started working through character sketches, and crafting the little town of Last Chance Oregon I found more than just smokin' hot brothers. I found hard working, blue collar men with their calloused hands and fierce love for their families. They all reside in a small town, with the river running right though the middle of it where they take their fishing poles down to relax after a hard days work at Malone Construction.

As I started writing I fell in love with the town and the men. There's some so incredibly sexy about those confident, strong, alpha men who work hard and have a passion for pleasing their women. Who know how to caress a women with their work-roughened fingers. Who enjoy a cold beer, and the laid back life in small town America.

This is the Malone Brothers. The journey to Last Chance started out with Ty's story in Satisfy Me and now, I'm SO excited that the second book in the Malone Brother's series, Bliss, has hit the virtual bookshelf!

Ethan Malone has had his fair share of women. Life is short and he damn sure plans to enjoy it. When Lindy Bliss starts work at Malone Constructions, he never expected to want her. She’s nothing like the women he usually brings to his bed. Immediately he’s drawn by her quality work on the job, and her sharp, sarcastic tongue. Of course, the way his name hugs Lindy’s breasts in her work shirt has a whole hell of a lot to do with it too. He needs to get the tomboy, with the stripper name out of her faded jeans and tool belt, so he can play with the feminine curves beneath.

Before he loses a finger or two because he’s distracted by his perpetual hard on, Ethan propositions Lindy for a no-holds-barred weekend of sexual pleasure. Once he has her under his roof and in his bed, he isn’t sure he wants to let her out again. Having Lindy beneath him is exactly what he thought it would be…pure Bliss

Lindy ordered her usual Coors Light and added an order of cheesy fries. Her stomach grumbled in anticipation for the grease and beer fest she had planned.

A few minutes later her meal arrived. She wasted no time diving in to savor the fries and cheese on her plate. Behind her, the rickety door creaked open. Loud footsteps crunched across broken peanut shells in her direction. Stuffing another gooey, clump of fries in her mouth she chewed like she hadn’t eaten in days when a familiar scent of freshly cut trees, and the musky smell of a hard-working man swirled around her.

“Been a while since someone fed ya, has it?” Ethan pulled out the bar stool next to her and sat down.

Great. Just my luck.

Lindy finished her bite. “Well, I’ve been so busy picking up the slack for all the meat-heads I work with I hardly have time to do something as trivial as eat. Not used to a woman eating in front of you? I may be thin but I’m not a dry salad kind of girl, like the ones you’re used to, I’m sure.” She pushed another bite in her mouth. This one not as big as the last though.

Rich, hearty laughter erupted from Ethan’s perfect mouth snaked around her, causing goose bumps to pebble up her arms.

“I have to give it to you for your comebacks, Bliss. That one was pretty good. A crock of shit, but funny.”

Lindy downed the rest of her beer in one gulp. “Isn’t it bad enough I have to see you all day at work? Why are you coming into Smokey’s now too?” Ethan and his younger brother Shane did come in from time to time, but they spent most of their time at The Last Chance. Smokey’s was pretty far out of town. Not that Last Chance was all that big to begin with, but she figured the guys liked to hang out closer to town since that’s where they lived.

“Free country.”

He gave her a wink and smile. His smile made all the women in town melt like warm butter. It pissed the hell out of her that it worked on her too. Not that she’d let him know it. Before she could think of something smart to say, Smokey walked up.

“I’ll have a bottle of Coors.” Ethan tilted his head toward her. “Bring another light beer out for the lady, too.”

“I can order for myself, Malone.”

“Oh, come on, Bliss. Aren’t ladies supposed to like it when a man orders a drink for them?” The right side of his mouth rose as if he tried to hide his smile.

The man took pleasure in grating on her nerves. She could see it in the light in his sparkling blue eyes. “Only a woman without a brain--like the ones you usually date.”

“Usually, huh? Does that mean we’re on a date now?”

Oh yeah. He was enjoying this. Ethan Malone was the devil himself. He didn’t even try to hide his smile this time.

“I guess I’ll leave you two alone.” Smokey looked at her and winked. She hadn’t even realized he was still there. And what the heck was the wink about? She’d known Smokey since she was ten years old and the man never winked at her.

“Please, you know we aren’t on a date as much as I do. First of all, I don’t date jerks and second, I’m so not your type.”

Ethan took a swig of the beer. “What makes you think you’re not my type?”

“I have eyes.” He licked his lips and watched her. She kind of wished she was his type, which surprised the hell out of her. Honestly, even though Ethan was the hottest thing in a pair of faded jeans and a tool belt, he wasn’t really her type either. It wasn’t too often that Lindy dated, but when she did, the men sure weren’t womanizers. Or alphas, and Ethan was both of those.

“The women I date have eyes, Bliss.”

Lindy tried to hide her smile. “Good one, Malone. You know what I meant. I’m not stacked, flirtatious, and I don’t put out to any man with a six-pack.”

Ethan set his bottle on the bar. “So you’ve noticed my six-pack, huh?”

This time she couldn’t help but laugh. Part of her knew he was serious. The man really did know how hot he was, but that wasn’t his only quality, he had a good sense of humor. Ethan joked around more than anyone she knew.

“You’re incorrigible.”

“You like me.” He leaned toward her. “Admit it, Bliss. You want me just as much as I want you. You might not be my usual type, but you’re damn sexy and I have to tell you, I’m tired of pretending I think otherwise.”

Lindy knew she stared at him open-mouthed, but there wasn’t a damn thing she could do about it. Never in a million years did she expect to hear Ethan Malone come on to her. Hell, they didn’t even get along all that well. But he was right. She wanted him, but was it in her best interest to have him? Being the only woman on the site, she already had to fight for all the guys’ respect. If they found out she was sleeping with Ethan, one of the owners, she’d never live it down. “Listen, Malone.”

Ethan reached up and put a finger to her mouth. “Shh. Don’t even say it. I want you, Lindy Bliss, and when I want something, you can be damn sure I’m not going to give up until I have it.”

Available HERE

What kind of heroes do you like to read about?
At 9:00 PM Pacific time this evening I will draw a name from ALL the commenters and the winner will get a FREE copy of Bliss! The winner will be posted on the blog tomorrow!


Regina Carlysle said...

Awwww, this sounds soooo good, Kell. You know? I think you are ON to something with blue collar heroes. I get tired of reading about filthy rich CEOs. Give me some hard working, hard loving men.

Cameron said...

Sounds fabulous! Gotta love those hard working men!

anna howell said...

I love the excerpt. thanks and God Bless

Kathy Otten said...

I agree with Regina. I never much liked stories with rich CEO's and beautiful women hanging off each arm. I like the earthy, every day guys too.

Laurann Dohner said...

I don't know how I missed that first book but boy am I going to pick it up and this one!!! I love stories like these!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading the comments.
I like heroes who are purpose driven with honor and respect for others, especially women.
Happy Holidays

Madison Scott said...

Reg, but most of the time, I like those blue collar men, just like my hubby :)

Thanks Cameron and Anna!

Kathy, earthy! the perfect way to put it!

Laurann, Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!!

Madison Scott said...

I agree Joye!

s7anna said...

This sounds like an awesome book. You can feel their spark just jump of the computer screen :)
I like heroes who work with their hands...provide an important service to the community and country...I like heroes who are strong, honest, loyal, dominant, fierce, passionate, has a great sense of humour, compassionate and it always helps if they're Alpha but even a strong Beta hero is scandalously delicious. I love heroes who aren't afraid to express their emotions...ask for what they want yet at the same time offer the same consideration to their partner...

Happy Reading
Anna Shah Hoque

Madison Scott said...

Anna, you just described my perfect hero. *sigh*

s7anna said...

Now all I have to figure out is how to snag a man like that...they're far and few! or taken or gay LOL

LauraGuevara08 said...

Oh this series sounds awesome! I too love hard working blue collar men!!! They are so sexy!

Madison Scott said...

LOL Anna!

Thanks, Laura!

Andrea I said...

I'm with Regina. I also get tired of the non blue collar guys.
Give me a strong alpha guy who's a hard worker and knows how to take care of a woman.
I've got to check out your series.

Madison Scott said...

Thank you, Andrea. I hope you enjoy it.

Anne Rainey said...

I really love your Malone brothers, Kelley! Wishing you MANY sales! :)

Fedora said...

Woohoo! I do agree that I love those hard-working heroes--ones that aren't just flash/cash... As much as I enjoy a gorgeous exterior (yes, I'm a fan of tall, dark, and handsome; well-built, but not too muscle-bound...), it's truly the heroes with great character that keep me reading--determined, competent, undeterred by difficulties, with a sense of humility and humor, generous in spirit, willing to work hard, honorable and with a strong character. Such a man can have any profession, as long as it's with honor. So, please, keep writing them, Madison!

annalisa said...

I'm agreeing with what everyone else has said about your blue collar heroes. Your Malone Brothers series sounds awesome! I love the titles of your books. :)


booklover0226 said...

Raises hand!

I love the blue color heroes, too.

I also like heros who some physical impairment, like scars. Something that makes he less than perfect physically but perfect mentally and emotionally.

Tracey D

ktshabatie said...

I like super heroes the best! Like wolverine. :]

Please enter me!

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susan said...

Rough hard working blue collar men are my style..after all they don't mind Hard work to keep a gal work or at home. ha ha They can endure hours of relaxation and being pampered while they also do the pampering. oh yea! susan L.

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Madison Scott said...

Glad to see so many people love those hard workin' men like I do!

Jodi said...

Sounds like another good one!
Kelley - any plans for another booksigning??

Tamsyn said...

Love those hard working men! And their abs! :o)

Madison Scott said...

I don't have any planned at the moment. I would LOVE to do another one soon though! I will let you know!!

I agree!

I drew a name randomly and the winner is Annalisa! Please email me at

Thanks to everyone for participating!