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“I’m not a one-night stand yet, but I have high hopes.”

9 Aug

high hopes

Sylvie made her way into the kitchen, where the aroma of food lured her like Hansel and Gretel. She zeroed in a mountain of ribs stacked high on a silver platter resting on the soapstone counter top. Yum. She’d attended too many stuffy charity events lately where caviar was a staple on the menu.  She just couldn’t resist some good old-fashioned hog. She grabbed a Styrofoam plate, loaded it up, and plopped onto a bar stool perched at the counter.

That was where Ace found her moments later—happily munching on spare ribs that practically fell off the bone.

“Mmm, can I get some of those,” he teased.

“There’s more over there,” she motioned toward the platter.

“I don’t want a lot, just a sample.”

The tone of his voice indicated he wasn’t referring to the food.

She grinned as he sidled up to her. Charmingly predictable. There must be some rule about eating ribs with a bare chested hunk in the host’s kitchen. She licked the thick flavorful sauce from her fingers. “Too bad,” she taunted. “You’ll have to find your own sample.”

Quicker than she could blink, Ace closed in on her and grasped her wrists. She watched, mesmerized as he licked the barbeque sauce from her fingers. His mouth was hot. His tongue, nothing short of talented.

Sparks of desire blasted through her. If this was the foreplay, she had to admit, she was damned ready to taste the main course. As Ace sucked and nibbled, heat pooled between her legs. Jeez, she would never eat ribs again without thinking of this moment.

A throat cleared in the background. “You know we have hand soap for that.”

Sylvie’s head whipped around to see an older woman walking toward the stainless steel Sub Zero refrigerator. Oh, God! Tyrek’s mom. How embarrassing.

“Uh, Mrs. Powers, were just…”

“Um hmm. I know what y’all were just…doing,” the shrewd matriarch admonished. “You and your boyfriend need to go find a room.”

Ace grinned. Sylvie wriggled free and shoved at his chest, not caring if she got remnants of the sticky sauce on his firm pecs.

“He’s not my boyfriend.”

“Oh, really?” Mrs. Powers opened a drawer on the fridge and lifted a tray of pre-prepared shish-ka-bobs out. “So, he’s just a one night stand, huh?”

Sylvie’s jaw dropped. She was so shocked she couldn’t say anything. The woman had no idea of how close she’d come to the truth.

Ace drawled. “I’m not a one-night stand, yet ma’am. But I have high hopes.”



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Ready to DUKE it out?

16 Dec



Yesterday, my historical romance, Rise of a Queen was profiled on a Year Without a Duke. This site profiles “romantic adventures outside the Regency.” In other words, it’s for people like me who are sick of reading historical romances about dukes and duchesses. No disrespect to the hardworking authors who write in this genre, but if I have to read one more line about Lady this, or Lord that, I think I might throw up in my reticule.

In the spirit of Year Without a Duke, I’ve also decided to profile the historical books I’ve read and enjoyed over the years. They cover everything from ancient civilizations to the wild west to war-torn Europe. I’m starting with my book, Rise of Queen. Yes, I’m a selfish biatch sometimes. But since it’s my blog, I’m going first. If you like it, drop me a line and let me know. You can also review a full excerpt on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Rise of a Queen – A medieval African romance set in 1061 AD. Start reading here.

Love Under Construction – Book 2

11 Oct
Blueprint for Love Final

Available October 20, 2014

What does a sassy owner of a construction company have in common with a down-on-his-luck ex-con? On the surface, it would seem nothing. But oh, baby, brewing beneath their apparent dislike of each other is a raging tempest of sexual desire.

If you or anyone you know is looking for an erotic interracial read, you’ll love reading about single mother, Ronnie Jones and her smooth-talking foreman, Vic Romano.

BLUEPRINT FOR LOVE is now available for pre-order. It’s Book 2 in my Love Under Construction Series. You can read an excerpt on my website at www.ChantaRand.com. If you like what you see, you can click the link on my site or the link below, and the book will automatically be delivered to your Kindle on October 20th. If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry. You can download the Amazon app to any cell phone or computer.


If you’re a member of my newsletter, you’ll be receiving a separate email with a link to read the first three chapters for free before it’s released to the public. If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, shame on you! You should sign up so you can get all of my updates, as well as some fabulous swag. In the meantime, happy reading!

Hot Chocolate and Sexy Cowboys

18 Sep

Loving pair kissing in hammock

Welcome to the Fall into Romance Blog Hop!

Over 100 authors are participating in this hop and we’re all offering tons of prizes and fabulous swag, including a Grand Prize of one $75 Amazon gift card!

So, what do you need to do? Use your little index finger to click www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com. That’s where you’ll find a list of all the authors and their blogs. Every blog has their own giveaway. The more blogs you visit, the more swag you can win!

To enter the Grand Prize Giveaway,simply click on the Rafflecopter Giveaway link (One entry per person). The Grand Prize winner will be notified via email on Tuesday, September 23rd, and the results will be posted on www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com.

Click below to REGISTER for the GRAND PRIZE!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

In the meantime, if you’re a reader who loves romance, you’ve come to the right place. My motto is: You can’t expect any sizzle if you don’t turn up the heat!

It doesn’t get any hotter than my erotic novella, TOO HOT TO HANDLE. What goes better in the fall than hot chocolate, a roaring fireplace, and a sexy cowboy? I can’t supply the fireplace, but I can definitely provide the chocolate and the cowboy. I’m offering one lucky winner a FREE eBook of TOO HOT TO HANDLE and a $20 Starbucks card (so you can get your own hot chocolate and do whatever you want with it)!

In TOO HOT TO HANDLE, my hero, Mason Kincade is tall, dark, handsome – and rich. He’s also coarse, ill-mannered and set in his ways. Having spent most of his life on his family’s sprawling ranch near Houston, Texas, Mason has neither the need nor the desire to interact with the wealthy upper crust. The problem is his new fiancée is a wealthy Chicago socialite, the epitome of class and elegance. Determined to refine Mason, she hires noted image consultant, Jewell Davenport to work a miracle in time for their wedding ceremony, which has been touted as the social event of the season.

Jewell Davenport is the image consultant to the stars. Her sense of style and breeding has helped her single-handedly transform even the worst ugly ducklings into beautiful swans. When the daughter of a wealthy hotel magnate hires Jewell to transform Mason into a respectable gentleman, Jewell accepts without a second thought. But one look at the rugged cowboy and she knows she’s got her work cut out for her. She wonders if this will be just another extreme makeover or will Mason be too hot to handle?

I’ve had a fascination with cowboys since I can remember. It didn’t matter if they were mythical western icons like Wyatt Earp, country cowboys like George Strait and Tim McGraw, or cowboy actors, like Blair Underwood in the movie, Posse. Yummy is the only word that comes to mind. There’s just something about a rough and rugged cowboy that melts my panties. I’m looking for people who share my passion for these alpha men.

You can be entered to win a FREE ebook of TOO HOT TO HANDLE and a $20 Starbucks card by leaving your comment to the following question:


That’s it. That’s all ya gotta do. I’ll choose one reader at random by Wednesday, September 24!

For more books by me, look me up on Amazon, Smashwords, or Barnes & Noble. Until then – happy blog hopping!



Come Get Your KIX With Me!

28 Nov

I’ll be chatting live on the radio with Kimberly Kaye, host of 96 KIX Radio.  I’m honored to be the Author of the Week this Thursday, November 29th.  Make sure to tune in at 1 PM CST. You won’t want to miss this as I talk about my sizzling hot new romance, DELAY OF GAME.  This book has murder, mystery, and of course, lots of steamy romance!

And for you sports lovers, you’ll get to learn more about Romancing the Jock, a new blog I’m featured on along with a host of other talented authors who love writing about sports and romance.

To listen, click on the link below:


Check out the book trailer

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

I’ve Moved!

6 Aug

I’m now blogging at WordPress, instead of Go Daddy.  What does this mean for you?  More interaction. Better ease of use. And polls – yes, wonderful glorious polls!  I’ve got one on the VIDEOS page and another on the COMING SOON page. So make sure to stop by and vote for your favorite book trailer or book concept.

I have a lot of exciting plans coming up for the second half of 2012. You can get all deep into my business by checking out the ANNOUNCEMENTS page.  My upcoming projects are listed there, including my new releases as well as the return of The Chanta Rand Show: Where Love Meets Romance.

So, take your time, sit a spell, drop me a comment or whatever floats your boat.  I look forward to chatting with you.  In the meantime, it’s 2 AM and I’ve just had a pint of Butterfinger icecream.  So, I’m going to watch the Olympics reruns until my sugar high wears off!