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” I laughed. I cried. I fumed. I cheered. I sighed. But, mostly, I enjoyed every morsel of this story like one would a warm chocolate chip cookie.” ~ Best selling author, Vonnie Davis

THAT DATING THING

On sale now through 11/13/15

The daughter of Wall Street’s most notorious stock swindler, dog trainer Rylee Pierce has perfected the art of flying beneath society’s radar. Prosecutor Cooper Reed is a threat to her carefully hidden truths, but how is a woman supposed to resist a man capable of handling a psychotic Great Dane while charming her out of her panties before she has the chance to blink?

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That Dating Thing, my lighthearted romance in the midst of Wall Street greed is free to download 11/5 through 11/9

The daughter of Wall Street’s most notorious stock swindler, dog trainer Rylee Pierce has perfected the art of flying beneath society’s radar. Prosecutor Cooper Reed is a threat to her carefully hidden truths, but how is a woman supposed to resist a man capable of handling a psychotic Great Dane while charming her out of her panties before she has the chance to blink?

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Is there anything better than getting to see the cover for one of your babies? Well, shoot, of course there is, but that’s a topic for another day. Ahem!

But for today, I’m stoked to share the new cover for THAT DATING THING, one of my three titles contracted with The Wild Rose Press through their acquisition of Still Moments Publishing. I had an absolute blast discovering these characters and can’t wait to set them free on the romance world once again. Getting their new cover puts them one step closer to re-release.

So let me re-introduce, Coop, Rylee and Pippin, who share their lighthearted story of romance in the midst of Wall Street greed in

THAT DATING THING.

The daughter of Wall Street’s most notorious stock swindler, dog trainer, Rylee Pierce has perfected the art of flying beneath society’s radar. Prosecutor, Cooper Reed is a threat to her carefully hidden truths, but how is a woman supposed to resist a man capable of handling a psychotic Great Dane while charming her out of her panties before she has the chance to blink?

Sorry folks, the contest is now closed and the winners chosen. Congratulations Melissa Snark and Hilary! Your e-books are on the way to your inboxes.

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Welcome readers. Did you find a new e-reader under the tree? Well, have we got a sweet deal for you.

22 Authors – 27 E-book Romances – Two Grand Prize Winners!

That’s right. Two lucky winners will be filling their new toys with free romance e-books. First prize 15 titles. Second prize 12 titles. How do I win, you ask? Simple. The contributing authors have posted the blurb from their book at their websites (links below) and have asked a question about the blurb. Answer the question in a comment at each site. Each question answered is another entry toward one of the two grand prizes. And that’s not all. Many of the hops along the way are offering individual prizes as well. So be sure to visit as many as you can. 

See! Easy Breezy!

 ( Grand prize winners will be announced on the 30th.)


Okay, my contribution to the grand prize is one of my lighthearted, contemporary romances.

That Dating Thing.

You can read an excerpt here.

The daughter of Wall Street’s most notorious stock swindler, dog trainer, Rylee Pierce has perfected the art of flying beneath society’s radar. Prosecutor, Cooper Reed is a threat to her carefully hidden truths, but how is a woman supposed to resist a man capable of handling a psychotic Great Dane while charming her out of her panties before she has the chance to blink?

Here’s my question:

Rylee is partial to psychotic Great Danes. What is your favorite breed of dog? Or do cats rule?

Don’t forget to leave your answer in the comments, then head on off to check out the rest of the titles in the book bash package. The links are below. Read the blurbs and answer the questions for more chances to win. Good luck and happy reading.

Mac

HOME  by Calisa Rhose ~ calisarhose.wordpress.com

MONA LISA’S ROOM by Vonnie Davis (plus a little sweet) ~ vintagevonnie.blogspot.com

STEPPING OUT OF LINE by Linda Carroll Bradd ~ blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com

DECEPTIONS OF THE HEART by Denise Moncrief ~ ~ denisemoncrief.blogspot.com

BE STILL MY LOVER’S HEART  by Lisa Hannah Wells ~ memorymakerscreator.blogspot.com

MURDER IN THE BUFF by Maggie Toussaint ~ mudpiesandmagnolias.blogspot.com

THE TREASURE OF COMO BLUFF by Alison Henderson ~ AliceHenderson.com

SHANGHAI CONNECTION by Carol Henry ~ macsmadmania.blogspot.com

SOMEWHERE MY LOVE (A ghostly time travel romance) by Beth Trissell ~  bethtrissel.wordpress.com

FAERIE FOOL by Silver James ~ Silverjames.com

CLEAR AS DAY by Babbette James ~ babbettjames.com

AN UNEXPECTED GIFT by Katherine Grey ~ katherinegrey.blogspot.com

TAKE ME HOME, COWBOY by Krista Ames (Plus 4 Anthology titles below) ~ apassionforromance.blogspot.com

THE DOLLHOUSE (For the Love of Christmas Anthology) by Dani-Lyn Alexander~  danilynalexander.com

STUDIO RELATIONS by Georgie Lee ~ georgielee.blogspot.com

A SECOND CHANCE AT FOREVER by Joanne Stewart ~ jm-stewart.blogspot.com

MAGIC OF THE LOCH by Karen Michelle Nutt ~ kmnbooks.blogspot.com

THE BETTER MAN by Ceri Hebert ~ cerihebert.wordpress.com

THREAT TO OUR FOREVER by Em Epe ~ emeperomances.blogspot.com

CONNECT THE DOTS (For the Love of Christmas Anthology) by Jennifer Eaton ~ jennifermeaton.com

FADEOUT by Rolynn Anderson ~ blog.rolynnanderson.com

Plus four anthologies, courtesy of Krista Ames.

BELIEVE CHRISTMAS ~ BE MINE, VALENTINE ~ ALL BETS ARE ON ~ SUMMER SHORTS

Halloween is my favorite time of the year. The weather is grand, the holiday season has yet to crush our schedules, and society finds it perfectly acceptable to dress up in costume and have some lighthearted fun.

What could be better than combining this awesome holiday with two other loves, reading and writing? For the next four days, TheBlogHopSpot is hosting hundreds of giveaways including my contribution, and e-copy of my fun contemporary romance, That Dating Thing.

BLURB: The daughter of Wall Street’s most notorious stock swindler, dog trainer, Rylee Pierce has perfected the art of flying beneath society’s radar. Prosecutor, Cooper Reed is a threat to her carefully hidden truths, but how is a woman supposed to resist a man capable of handling a psychotic Great Dane while charming her out of her panties before she has the chance to blink?

Entering is simple.There is only one rule. Be at least 18. My titles aren’t erotica, but they are sensual. So, just follow the instructions on the raffle-copter thingy down there. And don’t forget to visit the other contest sites. You can reach them by clicking the spooky hop banner at the top of this post. Thanks so much to Drea at TheBlogHopSpot for putting this awesome hop together.

Good luck, everyone.

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Welcome to the Halloween Blog Hop, brought to you by Still Moments Publishing. Click on the banner to visit SMP and the list of other hoppers. Don’t forget to leave comments for more chances at prizes and to be entered for the grand prize drawing.

Okay, I’m supposed to share a spooky story, but I freely admit to being a weenie when it comes to that kind of thing. I don’t see scary movies or read scary books. To tell you the truth, I don’t even like to think scary thoughts, so my experience with spooky is limited. But, I do have one memory from my childhood that still gives me chills. It happened the summer I spent several weeks at my grandmother’s home in a small town in Illinois…

I was seven at the time and thrilled to tag along behind the throng of my older siblings and cousins as we explored the tree-lined roads and sailed down the slide at the town’s only park. Those weeks were a sweet taste of freedom and innocence, of bare feet and fireflies, of corn fields and fireworks. But all that changed the evening the oldest of the group, my very cute, fifteen year old cousin, led us up the walkway of the Sauer estate.

He explained that the neglected mansion had been empty for ten years, since the mysterious disappearance of old man Sauer. At seven, I didn’t understand the concept of breaking and entering, but was pretty sure climbing through the window of the spooky mausoleum was a bad idea. Okay, so I buckled to peer pressure. Older kids are brave, even when they shouldn’t be, and can be brutal in their challenges. Especially to naïve seven year-olds.

The hairs on the back of my neck prickled as I slipped inside, and stood at attention when I looked around. Worn and dusty furniture filled the living room. A yellowed newspaper lay folded on the end table beside a tattered arm chair. The chattering voices of a few minutes earlier dropped to whispers as we moved as a group through the house. Each room held more of the same. Everyday household items rested where they had been left. In the kitchen, a moldy plate of food sat on the counter beside a half-filled glass of water, as though old man Sauer had simply slipped out to run an errand – and never returned.

At a sudden thump from somewhere above on the second floor, I could see the bravery deserting my older sister and my eyes flew to the window and escape. But no, cute cousin wouldn’t have that. Pressing his finger to his lips, he jerked his head in a follow me motion and headed for the staircase. My heart pounded as the other kids hesitated. Surely we’d be leaving now. We shouldn’t be here. Something very, very bad was going to happen if we didn’t leave immediately. But apparently, a fifteen year-old’s arched brow has magical powers of persuasion. My feet felt as if they were encased in lead as I clung to the tails of my sister’s t-shirt and climbed the stairs.

If the first floor was spooky, the second was downright creepy. Little light came through the shuttered windows. The floorboards squeaked and moaned beneath our feet, and the gloom of the airless hallway only amplified the scrape of scurrying animals. My imagination conjured up long tails and sharp teeth. I reach for and wrapped my fingers around my sister’s arm, hoping the dig of my fingernails would help snap her out of her blind obedience, and I fought against peeing my pants. I’d never been so scared before, or for that matter, after.

Like criminals on death row, we shuffled forward. Our destination, a door at the end of the hall, directly above the kitchen. Cute cousin and my brothers were first in line, with us girls bringing up the reluctant rear. By the time we reached the door where the boys waited, I could barely breathe. And then I couldn’t breathe at all, not when my cousin pressed a hand to the door – and shoved! My ear piercing screams joined those of the others as the door crashed against the wall of a large, tiled bathroom. A claw foot tub crouched in the far corner like a beast about to leap. And in it’s depths, cold and still as death, waited…

…absolutely nothing.

Psych! I made the whole thing up. Weenie, remember? You would never catch me inside a spooky house!

Muahahahaha…

Okay, not nice, I know, but I got a laugh out of it, and my cute cousin would as well. 😉 So, to make it up to you, I’m offering a free copy of my lighthearted contemporary romance, That Dating Thing, to one lucky visitor. All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is leave a comment telling me what you imagined awaited us in that tub. Don’t forget to leave your email address with your comment, then hop on over to Still Moments Publishing for lots of other great prizes. 😉

 

Do you believe in happily ever after? I do. Heck, of course I do. I’m a romance author, after all. I’m also a survivor and today I’m sharing why I believe in HEA’s, both in fiction and real life, at USAToday’s Happily Ever After blog.

So, what about you? Do you believe? I’d love to hear your take on the subject. You can find me here. I look forward to chatting with you.

Don’t you just love summer? Lazy days and warm nights, a hammock, good book, and of course, a frosty umbrella drink. What could be better? And if you throw in the chance to win some awesome summer reads, ah, that’s the life. Thanks to ‘I’m a Reader, Not a Writer’, I’m here to do just that.

For lots of great contests, click on the snazzy banner up there, and while you are here…

Be 18+. My titles aren’t erotica, but they are sensual. Simply leave a comment to be entered to win an e-copy of my lighthearted contemporary romance, THAT DATING THING.

(Oh, and leave an email address so I can contact the winner)

“I enjoyed every morsel of this story like one would a warm chocolate chip cookie.” ~ Vonnie Davis Romance Writer

The daughter of Wall Street’s most notorious stock swindler, dog trainer, Rylee Pierce has perfected the art of flying beneath society’s radar. Prosecutor, Cooper Reed is a threat to her carefully hidden truths, but how is a woman supposed to resist a man capable of handling a psychotic Great Dane while charming her out of her panties before she has the chance to blink?

Thanks so much for stopping in. Have a good one,

Mac


 

What do you get when the daughter of Wall Street’s most notorious stock swindler meets a hot assistant district attorney with political ambitions? Well, if you throw in a psychotic Great Dane you get THAT DATING THING, a lighthearted romance by Mackenzie Crowne.

My name is Rylee Pierce, the heroine of THAT DATING THING. I’m chatting with the folks over at the World Literary Cafe about greed, hyperactive dogs, and a hunky lawyer with blue-sin eyes. Lets talk. What would you like to know?

Oh, and did I mention Mac is giving away one free copy of my story?

Join us at the World Literary Cafe.

 

Where else would I set my lighthearted romance in the midst of Wall Street greed but the Big Apple? THAT DATING THING has hit the virtual bookshelves and with the help of the ladies over at Author Roast and Toast, I’m celebrating with a Times Square Block Party! Along with some local culinary favorites, potent adult beverages, and fun, there is a free e-copy of THAT DATING THING up for grabs.

So, put on your party clothes and click on the banner to join the fun.

See you there!