Title: Boots Optional (Dead Heat Ranch, #0.5)
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Dead Heat Ranch Novella, #0.5
Note: This novella was previously published in the Some Like It Hot Anthology. Although the story has not changed, this version contains a short bonus scene.
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is heating things up with Boots Optional, a sexy new ménage novella which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch.
Grace Lambert is familiar with hard work, long days, and handsome cowboys. She’s been working for her family’s dude ranch since she was old enough to ride a horse and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. What she is afraid of is the heat that’s been generating between her and not one, but two sexy cowboys who’ve set their sights on her. And each other.
Grant Kingsley and Lane Miller have both had their eyes on Gracie for years, but the feisty cowgirl has managed to keep them at bay. As far as they are concerned, cowboys don’t give up, and neither of them is ready to give up just yet. Not on her and not on the heat that transpires between the two of them.
Find out what happens when the sultry Texas nights get as hot as the fierce Texas days.
Happiness has to be a HOT new cowboy lovin series from Nicole Edwards and I can’t tell you how excited I was to begin this one! Boots Optional is a short novella introducing us to the main players of the Dead Heat Ranch series, most specifically Grace, Lane and Grant, the three main protagonists of Betting on Grace, the first full length novel of the series due for release on Tuesday 29th July.
Grace is one of five sisters working and living on her Father’s Ranch. She’s been avoiding the attentions of two hot cowboys, Grant and Lane forever, but after spotting them getting hot and heavy with each other, her attraction to them has reached all new incendiary levels and now their attention is focussed firmly on her. They want each other but they also want her and they’re not going easy on her.
Cue absolutely delicious ménage scenes from Nic Edwards – just the kind we’ve come to know and love over the last couple of years from this author. She really is one of my go-to erotic romance authors – time after time she delivers hot alpha heroes to die for, sassy kickass heroines and sex scenes to set your Kindle on FIRE.
Great start to the series!
Guest Blog From Nicole
Sinfully Sexy recently asked me what spurred the idea for my new series, Dead Heat Ranch. So, I sat down and thought about it. As with most of my books/characters, the ideas just kinda come to me at the strangest times.
First, let me just say that I’m very excited about this series. Writing a series about these unique, fun ladies and the men who love them is turning out to be a real adventure for me.
The idea for this particular series came to me when I was preparing to write a novella to be included in the anthology Some Like It Hot (which, by the way is available until September 15th). Seeing that I already have a series about brothers, I thought it would be cool to write one about sisters. I actually had a reader send me a picture many months ago, suggesting that I use it for inspiration for a series. I loved the picture – I actually own one and it is on my living room wall. Since I enjoy writing series’, I knew I would’ve had a hard time writing a stand-alone, so I sort of went with what I knew. For whatever reason, I am always coming up with secondary characters that I feel need their own story – I just can’t seem to stop myself. So, I basically had the general premise in mind for months, and when I started writing the novella for SLIH, I outlined the basis for a series with five sisters.
The Lambert sisters – Hope (32), Gracie (28), Trinity (27), Mercy (26), and Faith (25)
Betting on Grace is actually the continuation – a full-length novel – of Boots Optional. This story revolves around the same threesome from Boots Optional. At the current time, I’ve got plans for four additional books in this series – one for each of the sisters. I’ve also got a novella in the works for two of the side characters.
As you may have concluded from the series name, this one takes place on a ranch. It’s a fictional, working dude ranch based in the Texas Hill Country. Guests come and stay so that they can get the real feel for what it is like to live and work on a ranch.
This story revolves around:
Gracie Lambert – 28 year-old Gracie lives and works at her family’s ranch. She finds herself in a precarious situation in Boots Optional when Grant and Lane inform her that they BOTH want her – and each other.
Grant Kingsley – 32 year-old Grant is Dead Heat Ranch’s head foreman. He’s been employed by the ranch since he was 19 and can’t imagine himself living anywhere else.
Lane Miller – 32 year-old Lane is a wrangler at the ranch. He’s the only one of the three who knows exactly what he wants and doesn’t have an issue telling them how he feels.
In Betting on Grace, you’ll meet several secondary characters who will continue throughout the series:
Jerry Lambert – Gracie’s father. He’s been a widow for 16 years, has been raising five girls, and you’ll get his POV in the story. Oh, and Jerry’s got a little secret of his own.
Mercy Lambert – Mercy is Gracie’s smart mouthed sister who interferes whenever possible. She’s got good intentions, and a great delivery.
Trinity, Faith, and Hope Lambert – The other three sisters play important roles at the ranch, although you’ll find that they’re a little high strung from time to time.
Darrell and Sandy Kingsley – Grant’s parents. They’re… Hmmm. Maybe you should just read about them yourself. They’re a real piece of work.
Betting on Grace
Title: Betting on Grace (Dead Heat Ranch, #1)
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Erotic Romance
Expected Release Date: July 29, 2014
Dead Heat Ranch, #1
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is continuing to heat things up with Betting on Grace, a sexy new ménage novel which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch.
The tables have turned on Grace Lambert. For a woman familiar with long days and hard work, she just recently discovered just how hot the sultry Texas nights can get. Finding time to spend with her two smoking hot cowboys, Grant and Lane, isn’t exactly easy, but she’s forging ahead with what has turned out to be the hottest relationship she has ever been in. The true test comes in standing up for what she wants.
Grant Kingsley has landed his feisty cowgirl, Gracie, and an equally sexy cowboy, Lane Miller, but everything outside of his romantic life has gone from routine to chaos in a matter of days. Unfortunately, he’s become rather acquainted with Murphy’s Law as he is inundated with a string of bad luck. His mother is missing, his father, a gambling addict, is worried about only one thing these days, and when Grant refuses to give in, all hell breaks loose on the ranch.
Lane Miller will be the first to admit that he falls in love easily. And he’s done so again, with both Gracie and Grant. Only this time around, he’s not giving up or giving in. Cowboys don’t know what it means to back down and Lane will ensure that the two most important people in his life get all of him, no matter what it takes.
Don't forget to read Boots Optional, the prequel to Betting on Grace, before you dive in!
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of
2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely
path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time
career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances.
Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married
with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books
have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list.
She has forged her way as an independent author.
Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing
cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.
When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”),
Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.
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