Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Tour - Hard Landing by Shirleen Davies





Shirleen Davies






Hard Landing, Book Two in the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary Romance Series

In this passionate Contemporary Romance series, author Shirleen Davies introduces her readers to the modern day MacLarens.


Trey MacLaren is a confident, poised Navy pilot. He’s focused, loyal, ethical, and a natural leader. He is also on his way to what he hopes will be a lasting relationship and marriage with fellow pilot, Jesse Evans.

Jesse has always been driven. Her graduation from the Naval Academy and acceptance into the pilot training program are all she thought she wanted—until she discovered love with Trey MacLaren . . .

. . . Trey and Jesse’s lives are filled with fast flying, friends, and the demands of their military careers. Lives each has settled into with a passion. At least until the day Trey receives a letter that could change his and Jesse’s lives forever.


It’s been over two years since Trey has seen the woman in Pensacola. Her unexpected letter stuns him and pushes Jesse into a tailspin from which she might not pull back.


. . . Each must make a choice. Will the choice Trey makes cause him to lose Jesse forever? Will she follow her heart or her head as she fights for a chance to save the love she’s found? Will their independent decisions collide, forcing them to give up on a life together?

Hard Landing is the second book in the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary novella series—heartwarming stories of difficult choices, loyalty, and lasting romance. Watch for book three, One More Day, Cameron and Lainey’s story, in the summer of 2014.










Jesse moved over, shifted so that she faced him, and wrapped her arms around his neck. “This is all new to me. I just need more time.” She leaned down and placed a soft kiss on his lips.

Trey wrapped his arms around her, pulling her close and deepening the kiss. One hand crept up into her hair and held her steady as she opened for him, allowing their tongues to explore.

He adjusted her on his lap and unbuttoned her blouse, exposing her black, lace bra to his view. He let his mouth move down the soft column of her neck, then lower.

Jesse couldn’t get close enough. She held his head tight to her, feeling the fire building, and squirming from the intense pleasure. She felt the cool air fan her skin when he unsnapped her pants and drew down the zipper.

“We’ve never made love in my truck,” he whispered.

“Are you sure?” Her voice was thick, sultry.

“Oh yeah,” Trey ground out as she moved her hand down the hard muscles of his stomach, then lower.

“Then I think it’s time we do.”







Shirleen Davies writes romance--historical, contemporary, and romantic suspense. She grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. During the day she provides consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses. But her real passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance. She now lives with her husband in a beautiful town in northern Arizona.

Shirleen began her new series, MacLarens of Fire Mountain, with Tougher than the Rest, the story of the oldest brother, Niall MacLaren. Other books in the series include, Faster than the Rest, Harder than the Rest, Stronger than the Rest, and Deadlier than the Rest. Book six, Wilder than the Rest, is due for release in early summer, 2014. Her contemporary romance series, MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary, opened with book one, Second Summer. Book two, Hard Landing, released in April 2014, and Book three, One More day, is scheduled to release in midsummer, 2014.

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What’s so sexy about cowboys?


By Shirleen Davies


Romance writers and readers are, at their core, pragmatic and passionate sorts. We like to find meaning in what we read even if it is simply the honesty and commitment between the male and female protagonists in a book. Granted, these may not come until the last few pages, but we read these books to satisfy our quest for these basic human cravings.


Cowboys have always conjured up visions of a simpler way of life where honesty and commitment are valued, good triumphs over evil, integrity helps define a person, and speaking the truth rather than being politically correct is a way of life. They are strong, passionate males in every sense.


These traits are the very definition of sexy. Who doesn’t find a man with these characteristics irresistible?


Today, many of these traits have been beaten down, passed over, and denigrated to the point it’s hard to identify people who possess what seemed basic within the Cowboy culture.


Cowboys represent a way of life that many have watched fall from grace as being too old fashioned or old-school. I, for one, don’t believe this hogwash.


The Cowboy culture is still just as necessary today, maybe more so, than at any previous time. It is the same culture that sustained our men and women of the Greatest


Generation during World War II, and it may behoove us to consider honoring these qualities again in a time when many feel we’ve lost our way.


What are the key characteristics of those rugged, western men we love to read about in our stories and what do they still represent today?


  1. Honesty. They say what they mean without regard to being politically correct.
  2. Loyalty. They have your back when times are tough.
  3. Integrity. They possess strong moral principles.
  4. Respect. They respect others and are respected in return.
  5. Humble. They handle things and do their jobs without the need for kudos or seeking the spotlight.
  6. Independence. They don’t feel the need to do something just because everyone else does. They don’t believe in change for the sake of change. There are reasons for what they do.
  7. Freedom. They believe in the right to act, speak, or think without hindrance, as long as those actions conform to the other traits a Cowboy represents.
  8. Courage. They have a spirit that enables them to face fear or danger with confidence and bravery. They are resolute when others waver.

Aren’t these the qualities women would like to find in their sexy man? Wouldn’t we all be better off if more of us could claim the Cowboy culture?




Shirleen Davies will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, a $10 Amazon gift card, and two ebooks of Second Summer.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Shirleen Davies said...

Thanks very much for featuring the second book in my new contemporary MacLaren series, Hard Landing, on your blog today.

I welcome and will respond to questions or comments from your readers. My email is

Enjoy your week. Hope it includes a great book!

Unknown said...

You're very welcome. It's been my pleasure.


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