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Ah, l'amour. A little pre-Valentine's lovin' from me to you. As part of the Just Romance Me Blog Hop (where you can win fabulous prizes just by visiting wonderful, generous authors), I want to share an excerpt from my brand spanking new debut novel, The Treasure Hunter's Lady, which I will be giving away as an e-copy to one lucky blog hopper just for visiting me!

To set you up: Abel Courte and Romy Farrington are on an airship bound for Bismarck, Dakota Territory. Abel's hunting the legendary Diamond of Uktena and Romy's on his tail because she believes he's going to sell it for major cash. In Native American lore, the Diamond can cure any disease and bring riches and prosperity to the whoever possesses it. One only has to wrest it away from a giant, violent serpent in order to use the Diamond. But it's not just a search for the jewel weighing on their minds. Romy and Abel are very attracted to one another.
Abel's face was close to hers, his mouth inches away. A hot, heavy emotion poured through her like honey over bread. Heaven help her, Abel in a temper made her jittery and not because he was intimidating. Every muscle in her body wanted to pull him closer to her. Romy licked her lips, anticipating the missed kiss from yesterday afternoon. Her eyes roved down to the crotch of his denims. If the bulge behind the fly was any indication, he wanted the kiss as much as she did. That and more. 
Behind them, someone snorted in unmistakable disgust. "Take it downstairs. Both of you will feel better after a good romp." 
Romy spun like the guilt-ridden, lusting creature she was and came eye-to-chest with Van Buren's knit sweater. She tilted her head back to look up at him. "Excuse me?" 
"Too many excuses between the two of you already," he said. "Settle your differences now so when you get to Bismarck, you have no regrets." 
So what do you think? Will they/won't they? Only one way to find out!

The Treasure Hunter's Lady - Now available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Romy Farrington seems to have the perfect life—a world-famous archeologist father and upcoming marriage to a wealthy businessman. But to Romy, her new life in the city is a punishment.
For years, she traveled the world at her father's side, exploring new lands and uncovering ancient secrets. It was everything she ever wanted, until a near-fatal encounter with hostile natives forced her and her father into a life of retirement in Boston and an undesired advance into proper society.

Everything changes again when she's saved from an accident by a brash Texan in a back alley. Abel Courte may act like a care-free cowboy, but he's harboring a secret—he's searching for the Diamond of Uktena, a legendary jewel that can cure any disease known to man. He needs information Romy's father has in order to get to the jewel. When he traces the origin of the Diamond to Dakota Territory, he sets off to claim the treasure, only to find the archeologist's fiery redheaded daughter stuck to him like a bug in sap.

In a race against time, Romy and Abel must learn to trust each other as they undertake a cross-country journey that will expose them to lands uncharted by white men, a deadly battle against the fearsome creature in possession of the Diamond and a fight to return to civilization where they might make the greatest discovery of all—love. 

And don't stop here! Keep checking back with the Just Romance Me Blog Hop page for your chance to win a Nook filled with the books authors are donating.

Happy V-Day, may there be chocolate for all!


  1. By the time you read this, I will all ready have my copy of T.H.L so save the free copy for another commenter.

    Allison, I just want to take this moment to congratulate you on the release of Treasure Hunter's Lady. This story has everything! It is going to make you rich!

  2. Great read...Would love to read more..Have a naughty Valentine's Day...

  3. Oh I hope they settle their differences. Great excerpt!

  4. Congrats on your latest release, Allison, and thanks for the sneak peek.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  5. Treasure Hunter's Lady sounds great, it's on my must read list. Happy Valentine's day!

  6. Book sounds great!
    Cindy H.

  7. Thanks for the excerpt! Sounds like a great read!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  8. Loved the blurb and excerpt. I am putting this on my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win!

    Happy Valentine's Day and congratulations on the release of The Treasure Hunter's Lady.

  9. Great excerpt! Congrats on the new release!! Happy Valentine's Day
    Ashley A

  10. I look forward to more of Romy's story...thank you.

  11. Congrats on your latest release and thanks for the peek. Sounds like a great story.
    Happy Valentine's Day

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. Great excerpt! On my TBR pile.
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

  13. Thank you! Happy Valentines Day!
    kimberlyjuliene @

  14. Can't wait to see the trials they go through to get the Diamond! Thank you for sharing the excerpt!

  15. Huge CONGRATS on the debut release! =D And thanks for the excerpt. Loved it.

  16. Congrats! And thanks for the teaser! Im so gonna get me a copy. ;) Thanks! Happy Valentines!

  17. Stopping by to leave some comment love. I have to tell you, the cover of Treasure Hunter's Woman is beautiful. I really like the tenderness of the scene.

  18. Congratulations on your debut release. WooHoo!!! Great excerpt, thanks for sharing.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  19. sounds like an awesome read congrats on its release ur new to me so illbe adding you to my wish list ty for the chance

  20. Sounds like a great read

  21. Sounds like a great novel . . and I hope that they will. I also hope that you have a happy Valentine's day!
    jessangil at gmail dot com
    -Jessica B

  22. Oh, I definitely believe that Romy and Abel will get it on and I bet it will be a great read!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  23. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!Happy Valentines Day!

  24. Congrats...LOVED the excerpt! Happy Valentines Day <3

    barbbattaglia @

  25. This book is sounding like a TREASURE all by itself. Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer L
    jslindzy at


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