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Monday, April 14th, 2014

Welcome, Kelly Gendron!

Highlighted Author is delighted to welcome romance author, Kelly Gendron. Her first few books were published through Red Sage and Siren Publishing, but she is enjoying the freedom of writing as an Indie author on her latest TroubleMaker Series.  What a fun series name! Can we hear an “Oh yeah!” from our romance readers out there? Kelly gives big kudos to the continued support of her readers to make her writing career possible. Enjoy…

Favorite Places: TroubleMaker ~ Book 2

Stand-alone Series

Favorite PlacesA five-minute trolley ride, one troublemaking suitcase, and two stolen identities. Six months later, two strangers discover they’re married. She wants an annulment. He has other plans.

Being illegally hitched is about the only way Chase Lennox would ever be shackled to any woman. But when the multimillionaire playboy finds out he’s married to the woman who caused him to lose the biggest deal of his life, Chase decides before he gives his new wife an annulment, she’s going to help him close the deal he’d lost.

Jessina Landi has a three-foot radius comfort zone. The last man she let into it cost her a lot more than a broken heart. And the huge debt she owes for that trust, well, it’s due. If she takes Chase Lennox’s up on his offer, it’s sure to cover the bill.

There’s an annulment waiting at the end of their rainbow… well, that’s if they can get through the next two weeks without consummating the marriage.

Excerpt from Favorite Places

“Finish getting ready. We’re outta here in a few minutes.” He turned his back to her.

Jessina struggled to recover from the total body meltdown he’d so easily triggered. “Are we heading back to your apartment?”

“Yes,” he responded just as he disappeared from the doorway.

“Good.” She raised her voice. “You can drop me off at the bus stop then.”

Chase’s head swayed back in the doorway. “Come again?”

“I’m going home, but I’ll be back in time for Caplin’s arrival on Thursday.”

He stepped back into the room. “Why do you want to go home?”

The question caught her off guard. She’d assumed he’d be pleased to be rid of her. Nonetheless, telling him the truth wasn’t an option. “As you said, the only reason we needed to spend time together was so I could get to know you, so we can convince Caplin we’re married.”

His forehead wrinkled. “And you feel like you know me?”

“Well enough to pull off a bullshit marriage, yes.”

“Hmm.” He rubbed his chin. The intensity of his stare held her captive. She clung to those dark eyes, waiting for him to say something. He dropped his hand and took a step toward her.

“I don’t want you to go.” His low, husky words resonated in her ears.

Her body hesitated, heart skipped, and nerves stammered. All of her senses failed her. She couldn’t have heard him right. “What?”

“There are a few more things you need to know about me in order to successfully pull this off, Jessina.”

Every single one of her senses came back to life as he moved closer.

“Will you stay just one more night?” He stopped in front of her. “So I can show them to you?”

“What?” Heat flushed through her body once more. “What sort of things?”

Dark, ravishing eyes dropped to her mouth as he drew a finger down the side of her cheek. It trailed along her neck, gently grazing her shoulder and caressing the length of her arm. “The sort of things I would do with my real wife.” He looked back up at her, his hand now settled on her hip. The weight of his touch caused her stomach to clench with desire. His hand shifted to the small of her back, and her next breath got caught in her throat. “I want to show you how my wife would make me feel when I’m this close to her.” He applied light pressure with his hand to her back, and the space between them descended. Their bodies became one.

“Chase…” His name fell from her lips in a near whisper when his hardness pressed into her tight-with-desire belly.

“Jessina…” he hissed back in a throaty murmur…

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Broken Fences: TroubleMaker ~ Book 1

Broken Fences Standar size 1600x2400Colden Saint James, Dusty Owens, and a single night of passion had equaled to poor old Mr. McAllister’s broken fence. Add six years, a troublemaking photo, and there’s not a fence in Texas that’s gonna be safe…

It took Dusty Owens two years to land Colden “Saint” James, even if it was for only one night, but the very next day, he was gone. Now, years later, the “Saint” has returned, but he’s no longer the do-gooder rookie cop Dusty remembers.

Dusty Owens always had a way of making every single one of Colden’s man parts go all hard. He’d been so close to falling for the girl before he’d left Odessa. Now, due to a troublemaking photo, Colden must return to his hometown to keep her safe. Trouble is, he’s a different man—not to mention the change. Well, it’s gonna cause all kinds of problems where Dusty Owens and all of his man parts are concerned.

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Lucky Numbers: TroubleMaker ~ Book 3

Release Date: 4/29/2014

LuckyNumeberscover1One locked safe, a troublemaking tattoo, and two determined people… add up to unlocked secrets and a love that just won’t stop.

Luke “Lucky” O’Conner is a committed bachelor. His motto…“Nobody’s getting this Lucky.” So when Kaley Harlow walks into his tattoo shop and somehow leaves with the only record of the numbers to his new safe tattooed on her sexy little hip, Lucky’s motto is threatened. If he wants to see those numbers again, he has to get close. Closer than he’s ever gotten to any woman. And he has three weeks to do it.

Kaley Harlow, a happily washed-up former child star, is out to ruin her reputation. She’s through with people looking at her like she’s still that innocent little girl in pigtails. Not to mention, her agent has just signed her up for a movie contract. But, really, all Kaley wants is to start a new life and finally go to college.

When Lucky happens into Kaley’s life for the second time, the hot, tattooed badass is exactly what she needs to sabotage her image. But this badass has a secret, one that could ruin more than just Kaley’s reputation.

Goodreads Link ~ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19165316-lucky-numbers

A Note From Kelly

authorpic1Greetings! I reside in a quiet suburb somewhere between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. Day job? Yes. I have one of those. I’ve worked in the healthcare field for years, representing a group of reputable nursing facilities in the WNY area. I’ve been faithfully writing for three years. I wrote my first book ten years ago but I had to put it down to raise my little guy as a single mom. When my little guy hit his teens and I settled into my newly married life, I started to write again. I’ve dabbled with paranormal stories, have a few Romantic Suspense books out there, but recently I’ve been on a Contemporary Romance kick.

The recipe for the men in my stories: a dash of bad boy attitude, a cup of strong and confident and, of course, besides being packed with magnificent bodies, and doused with shameless aptitudes, they must have a tender heart you want to rip out of the pages (or your e-Reader) and take to bed with you at night.

Where you can find me, and please find me. I love to hear from my readers, and love to meet new people!

Website ~ http://kellygendron.com/

Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/KelGendron

Goodreads ~ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5625187.Kelly_Gendron

Twitter ~ https://twitter.com/KelGendron

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