Naughty New Year Blog Hop

Yes, it’s that time again. Another wonderful JustRomance.Me blog hop. If you began with my blog, you really need to go HERE and start from the beginning … since that is how you can qualify for prizes including an e-Reader and many free books from the fabulous participating authors.

Comment on my blog … this one right here! … and you will have the chance to win Book One in the Security Specialists International series, Eye of the Storm.

Okay, the theme of the blog hop is “naughty” New Year. I could write about all sorts of naughty things, after all, I write sexy romances. But instead, I decided to do something NICE.

Here is a preview of the FREE, yes, FREE, long novella, Storm Front, which is Book 2.5 in the Security Specialists International Series. I decided to write this novella after the FREE, yes, FREE, novella I wrote last holiday season, Stormy Weather Baby, was so well-received by my fans and new readers alike.

Storm Front will be available after January 1st at my website for download — and did I mention it was FREE?

MM_SSI_StormFront_240x360 Blurb:

Less than one week after Earl Blackhawk helped Risto Smith and Callie Meyers fight off a Colombian drug lord in Osprey’s Point, Michigan, he travels to Idaho to act as Risto’s best man at his marriage to Callie. There he meets Callie’s friend, Tessa Andrews. When he’d asked Callie to find him a woman just like her, he’d been teasing … sort of. but Callie had taken him seriously and he was glad she had.

Tessa comes to Idaho with a problem dogging her heels. A cyberstalker has resurrected a past she thought deeply buried. A past any decent man, a man such as Earl, would take one look at and run the other way.

But then, Tessa has never met a man like Earl. He’s more than attracted to Tessa, feels instantly protective of her, and nothing and no one will harm her while he’s around.

Tessa doesn’t believe she deserves a happy ever after, and when Earl and some others see the damaging images her cyberstalker sends her, she runs into the teeth of a storm front and deadly peril.

Here is a taste of what’s to come in Storm Front (this is an unedited and unproofed version):

“Are you going to stand there and stare at me all morning,” Tessa’s low, sexy voice tinged with amusement resonated in the empty kitchen, “or, are you going to tell me what you want?”

What he wanted was her, but she wasn’t ready to hear that—yet. He’d never believed in love at first sight before, but it had happened to Risto with Callie, Ren with Keely, and now, it seemed it had happened to him.

Call it fate, karma, kismet, or destiny—or even Callie’s obvious attempt at match-making—he and Tessa were meant to be. He believed it with everything in him. Now, he needed to convince Tessa to believe in it—to believe in him.

Tessa turned her head and looked at him over her shoulder. Her almond-shaped eyes, the color of aged whiskey, held curiosity—and exhaustion.

“Did you even go to bed last night?” Earl asked before he could stop himself.

When he’d turned in, she’d been sitting in the great room with Callie’s brothers, watching the Rocky Horror Picture Show, along with Loren and Paul Walsh, Keely Walsh-Maddox’s twin brothers. The five had sung along with the musical numbers and seemed to have been having a good time.

Tessa scowled and turned her attention back to chopping onions. “Yes, I went to bed, Mr. None-Of-Your-Business. I couldn’t sleep. I have a deadline on my book, so I worked on line edits.” She shrugged. “Besides, I don’t sleep much.”

She was lying.

Editing might have been what she’d done when she couldn’t get to sleep, but the book deadline wasn’t the cause of her insomnia.

Something else was.

Excerpt from Storm Front, Copyright, 2012, Monette Michaels.


~ by Monette Michaels on December 28, 2012.

64 Responses to “Naughty New Year Blog Hop”

  1. FINALLY 🙂 Cant wait.. SSI SSI SSI 🙂

  2. Hello Monette,
    I love your name. I will have to come back to read the rest of this story. Thanks for sharing.

    I’m glad to see you on the blog hop. I hope your holiday was bright and 2013 is your best year yet.

    Leela Lou

  3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – now that takes me back in time.

    Free is good – can’t wait!

  4. I love free. Can’t wait to read the book.

  5. OMG!!! I can’t wait for this book to be out.

  6. I’m intrigued. I would love to find out more.

  7. great excerpt!

  8. oh had to write that one down so i remembered to get it

  9. Love this series and I can’t wait for this installment 😀 Thanks for all the great reads Monette!

  10. Thank you in advance for the free read.

  11. Thanks so much for offering us a free book to start the new year! Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  12. Love the Blog Hop.. It has introduced some romance authors I wasn’t aware of yet. Have added you to my favorites so I can come back and visit .

  13. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

  14. blog hops always introduce me to new authors – this is great!

  15. thanks for the excerpt sounds good
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  16. Monette, I just downloaded Stormy Weather Baby and I will start reading it asap. The premise looks great so I am definitely looking forward to the release of Storm Front. Speaking of which, I love the male model that you used for the Storm Front cover. I have seen him on a few other covers (ie He is the wolf Vane from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunters series). He is so yummy and the heroine is pretty!

  17. Thanks for the free read. Can’t wait!


  18. OMG! OMG! I CAN’T WAIT! The snippet just teased me. I will be on your site right after midnight to get Storm Front. When is Weather the Storm going to be out? I have ALL the SSI books and novellas and have been waiting (not so patiently) for the next one. I wish good things for you in 2013. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy New Year!
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. WooHoo! I’m really looking forward to Storm Front being available:) Thanks for the excerpt and for being a part of the blog hop. Happy New Year Monette and May 2013 be even more successful (and prolific) for you!

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  20. Alright, this is my third try at a comment!! The page hates me!!

    Thanks for the excerpt!! The books look awesome, I love the cover art! I am def adding to my to-be-read list!


  21. I can not wait to start reading this series. I loved the taste from Storm Front and can not wait for Barnes and Noble to pick it up so I can purchase it.

    • Valeria–

      This is a Free novella and will be on my web site for download in PDF — later I will get it posted in Kindle and Nook formats but I am not the best at formatting, so be patient. Eye of the Storm and Cold Day in Hell are currently available in NOOK format at B&N. Stormy Weather Baby (book 1.5) is available now at my web site and in the EPUB for Nook format.

      Thanks for stopping by. — Monette

  22. Sounds good… have to remember to get the novella later! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Thanks and Happy New Year!

  24. Excellent draw with the blurb. Can’t wait to check out the rest of your work.

  25. I will need to read the book. I need to know what the cause of the insomnia was. Thank you for participating in the hop.

    Happy New Year,


  27. Sound great I am going to half to read the first one I like this hop let’s me meet and read new authors.

  28. This series sounds really good. Happy New Year

  29. Destiny and insomnia. Somehow the two just fit together (especially if there is a hunky hero in play ;D ) Thanks for the excerpt! Happy 2013!

  30. I’m coming back after Jan. 1 for the novella. sound like a great series.
    Happy New Year.

    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

  31. Nice excerpt. Happy new year!


  32. Nice excerpt!
    Thanks for being part of the hop.

  33. Loved this excerpt…thanks for sharing and forthe giveaway chance! Have a fabulous 2013!

  34. How sweet of you to offer it free! Looking forward to it!

  35. Sounds good! Happy New Year!

  36. Wow, we’re hopping now.

    Thanks for all the comments. I am working on the final read-through of Storm Front this weekend. My proofer is reading it as she sits by a pool in the Mexican Riviera, drinking margaritas and getting a tan. I’m sitting in my house in Indiana with snow on the ground. Something is definitely wrong with this picture. LOL

  37. I’ll have to add your stories to my reading list. Happy New Years!

  38. wonder what she was doing…hmmmm..

  39. Thank you for the novella! What a lovely gift to end 2012 with! Happy New Year!

  40. this story looks great! a romantic suspense series is a favorite of mine!

  41. sounds very exicting!! can’t wait to read more!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  42. Ooh looks good

  43. I LOVE FREE stuff! This snippet sounds wonderful and I’ll definitely be back on the First to get it! Thanks for being part of the Hop!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  44. Great excerpt. . Love Free stuff!! Thanks for giving us a heads up and providing us with lovely reading materials. . I hope that you had a Merry Christmas and have a happy new year!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  45. Storm Front sounds like it is going to be absolutely amazing if the excerpt is anything to go by. I’m looking very forward to reading it! Best wishes for the new year Monette..

    Christine S
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

  46. can’t wait to read! Happy New Year 🙂

  47. Thank you for the excerpt! Happy New Year!

  48. Thanks for the free read! I love your books and want more 🙂

  49. Looking forward to reading the rest of the story in a few days. Happy New Year.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  50. Can’t wait to check out some of your books!

  51. Well I do love free! ANd now I’ll have to make sure to get the one before it now! Sneaky, sneaky. 🙂


  52. This is a great hop! I’ve found several new to me authors to check out. I’m going to be looking into your SSI books.

  53. Thanks for participating in the hop. I have a couple of your LSbooks already and am looking forward to reading this one.
    Happy New Year!

  54. great excerpt!

  55. enjoyed the excerpt!

  56. Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing! Thank you for the giveaway too!

  57. Happy New Year


  58. Commenting period is OVER. I will announce the winner of my give-away on this blog in a few minutes. Thanks for all the comments. And good luck on the main give-aways from the Naughty New Year’s Hop.

  59. Ramona_olson is the winner and I will be sending her an e-mail soon. Congratulations, Ramona!

  60. Thanks for the excerpt, I will do my best to remember to come back and get the rest to read. Sorry to discover that you closed a little early but Happy New Year to all of you nonetheless!

  61. I have been waiting for this book 🙂 I can not wait to get it start on it tomorrow…. Also please keep the SSI books coming and if you want I would not mind another Knight & Gooden book either….

  62. thanks for the excerpt and hosting the hop
    vera28546 at yahoo (dot) com

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