Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cold Nights and Hot Reads Blog Hop

Oh my! It snowed here in so east VA and I was so caught up in the beauty I forgot to set this up last night! How bad is that?

I'm also excited to let everyone know that my book Honorbound is also on sale at ARe during the blog hop! Here's the link.https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-honorbound-566009-143.html

So here's the excerpt I promised...the chance to win will be below it.

Hidden Desire:

Heather and Storm have had their looks altered and are trying out for a Elite security team.


She sensed him before she saw him. He must have sensed her too, because she saw him looking around. A smile spread across his face when he spotted her. Great, he was going to give her location away. It surprised her when he disappeared from sight. Then she felt his breath on the back of her neck.
“I see you have waited for me.” He slipped his arms around her.
“Not for you, Luprin, but for my partner.”
He pressed a kiss against her mark. She sucked in her breath as her body tightened. “I see you also learned my name.”
“Those handhelds have all kinds of information if you know where to look for it.” She turned in his arms. “They also seem to know everything we’re doing.”
“You mean things like this?” He captured her lips with his, pulling her up against him as he deepened the kiss. His tongue dipped into her mouth, caressing and searching for hers. They got lost in the sensations for a moment. He broke the kiss and rested his forehead against hers. “I wish I could take advantage of this, but we have jobs to do.”
“So I need to be careful of being alone or you might take advantage?” She looked up at him and smiled. “I guess I’m going to have to find spots like this more often. How many times can I push before you come through on your promise?”
He grinned. His fingers slid along the seals of her uniform, opening the upper section enough for him to slip his fingers inside. “Oh, my heart, if you want to challenge me you know I’ll take that challenge.”
She felt his caresses all along her upper torso and knew where he was headed. She stepped back, trying to get him to pull his hand out. “Okay! Time to get to the task at hand.”
“I am.” He captured her lips with his once more while his fingers slipped into her folds. Her breath shortened as those caresses caused her heart to beat faster and her desire to spike. “This is just a taste of what I want to do to you, but I want to take my time with you, find out what you like, get to know you as intimately as possible.”
“You aren’t fighting fair.” Her voice came out soft as his hand continued to work its magic.
“I know.” His voice deep because he was as affected as she was. “They will give us a safe place to sleep tonight. Wait for me and I’ll give you so much more.” Storm captured her lips once more before he released her so she could pull her uniform back together.
Heather took a moment to compose herself. “I will pay you back for that.”
“I sure hope so.” He grinned devilishly. He looked over her head for a moment. “Looks like your partner has arrived.”
Heather turned to look. Loki was standing in the center of the area searching for her. When she turned back to Storm, he was gone. A sigh escaped her as she caught Loli’s attention. The young woman joined her in her hiding place.
“Um, you didn’t seal your uniform right.”

Heather looked down and grinned. Her mate was the only one who could break through her control, and he was having a little too much fun with this. “Right.”

So I have two things I'm asking one is easy - Heather's is now known as Nusi - who is Luprin? 

The second one is I'm asking all entrants to follow my blog. 

See? Both are easy. The Prize? How about an electronic copy of one of the books in my series? That way if you have several you can choose the next one in the series you don't have?

contest is now over

Brr...with all the snow and cold temperatures out there it's great to have a hot book to warm up with!



  1. Loved the excerpt! Following with google plus as Susan Clement. Storm is now Luprin and is Heather,or Nusi's mate. Thank you. smclement5@yahoo.com

  2. Thanks Susan - so glad you liked the excerpt! I love this book - but I love them all. and you're right - storm is now Luprin. Your good to go for my giveaway! Good Luck!

  3. Storm is Luprin and I am following your blog :-) I'm so excited to be finding fabulous new (to me) authors in this hop
    Amhart602 at gmail dot com

  4. You got it Alyssa! and you're in the running for my giveaway!

  5. Storm is Luprin, can't wait to read what he has for her, heh heh! Thanks for the great hop and have a great night! Rebeccaray72@windstream.net

  6. Thanks so much Rebecca! You got it right and in the running for my giveaway!

  7. Storm is Luprin. Following your blog. Thanks for the fun blog hop.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  8. Great excerpt. Storm is now Luprin who is her mate.


  9. Vanessa and Jean - thank you guys for following and you got the answer right so I've added you to my list! Good luck!

  10. Luprin is Storm. Following your blog. I love blog hops because it is a great way to find new authors. Loved the excerpt.
    Kathy Watts

  11. Great Kathy! I love this book so I'm glad you liked the excerpt. You're in the running too! Good Luck!

  12. Luprin is Storm. I enjoyed the underlying humor in the excerpt, their passion was palpable. GFC follower.
    blueshedevil32 (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Thanks Sebella - you'll find that humor through out my work - I can't help it. You also got the right answer so you're in the running.

  14. Im loving the snippet! You have me hooked and im dying to read more and see where the story goes! :D Luprin is Storm. GFC: shadow_kohler
    Thank you for the awesome giveaway and for being apart of this awesome hop! Have a great day!

  15. Thanks so much Shadow and thanks for following - you got it right and are in the running for my giveaway! Good luck!

  16. sorry everybody but the contest is over thanks for all who entered - I will be picking a winner in a few days and will load it to my blog. Good luck everybody!