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Colleen Halverson

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THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Dear Readers,

I am so happy to share this book with you today. I will tell you, when I first started writing what would later become THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL, I was in one of those magical creative spaces that can only come from devastating artistic failure. I had been querying what would later become THROUGH THE VEIL, and I had an inbox full of rejections. I decided to change tack and write erotica, a little story I had always wanted to write based on one of my favorite traditional Irish songs, “The Maid That Sleeps in Love.” From the moment I started writing, I knew I had something special. The voice of Mary hit me like a tidal wave, and she wouldn’t let go until I wrote her entire story. Yes, this is a BDSM erotica and the scenes are hot. But the reviews are in, and readers are loving it:

5 Stars: “…by the end of the first few pages I was hooked, and I could not stop turning the pages until the end.” – Stacy Reid, author of Accidentally Compromising the Duke

4 Stars: “If you’re looking for a hot and spicy read, then grab this one!” – Jennifer Theriot, USA Today Bestselling Author

5 Stars: “The sex is HOT and delightfully plentiful, and even better, neither is ashamed of who they are and what they want. (Did I mention the sex is hot? Because oooh boy they have some fun…)” – Nicola Davidson, author of The Devil’s Submission

4 Stars: “Wow this book was hawt. I don’t think I was expecting that but never the less, I really enjoyed it.” – Taylor Bellitto, Goodreads

5 Stars: “Oooh la la!!! Very enjoyable read. Not only is The Captain’s Rebel a racy and saucy dish, it is well-written! Such a delightful change of pace from the dull bits between the hot scenes that you sometimes find in the “bodice ripper” category of romance novels.” – Sue Mendel, Goodreads

4 Stars: “…when I learned there was a cross-dressing heroine topped (ha!) with a sexual submissive plotline, I was sold!…It was total catnip for me, and I can’t wait for more from this author.” – Michaelene Malan, Goodreads

5 Stars: “I loved The Captain’s Rebel, and highly recommend it if you like action-packed adventure on the high seas with strong women, alpha males, heroes, traitors, and pirates mixed with some hot and steamy romance.” – JMH, Goodreads

4 Stars: “I was hooked instantly in this story…This book was not what I was expecting at all! This is 50 Shades of Pirates!” – Micheala, Goodreads

5 Stars: “With a heat level that would make E.L. James’ inner goddess blush and prose that took me away to another time, this was a fantastic read. Twists and turns aplenty.” – Anne Conley, author of the Pierce Securities series

4 Stars: “This is the first book by the author that I have read and it was fast paced, entertaining, and scorching hot! So hot, that I thought my kindle might melt from the heat at various points in the book!” – Kim Tran Kao, Goodreads

I’m pleased to present this book to you, but most of all, I’m excited to share this story of revolution and rebellion, of romanticism and redemption. As some of you know, I wrote my dissertation on the 1798 Irish Uprising, and there is a little piece of that in this book, the culmination of years of work funneled into a tiny, 5’4″ curly-haired, wisp of a woman who refuses to give up. Mary is the kind of heroine a lot of us need right now, and I know you will love her and her  incredible adventure across the sea in the arms of the sexy Captain Grant.

So here is where you can purchase it:

Amazon: https://goo.gl/5Wwpxe
B&N: https://goo.gl/ZRjqMx
iTunes: https://goo.gl/65KQN7
Kobo: https://goo.gl/BT0J1g
Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/0aUpSX
Amazon CA: https://goo.gl/U9o9e4

THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL Blog Tour Giveaway!

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To follow along with the blog tour, you can check the tour schedule HERE.

And make sure you enter the rafflecopter giveaway HERE for a chance to win THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL swag pack.

UPCOMING FACEBOOK TAKEOVERS!

Make sure to RSVP these amazing events…

April 3rd THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL Release Day Party

April 18th An Earl for Every Girl! A Scandalous Release Party

April 25th Brazen and Scorched Fan Club Spring Party!

May 14th at 9pm EST KinkyGirlsBookObsession *After Dark* Facebook Group

May 23rd Only a Viscount Will Do Release Party

Make sure you check out THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL play list, filled with great traditional Irish tunes, sea shanties, and more.

Enjoy!

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CAPTAIN’S REBEL RELEASE DAY PARTY!

You all know I love a good party, right?

Well.

It’s only five days (FIVE DAYS!) until the release of THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL, and I couldn’t be more excited! I love this book so much. To me, it has everything–adventure, sex, a strong heroine, a hot Captain, pirates, BDSM-loving lesbians, and sex. Haha! All the hot, kinky, stuck-in-the-Captain’s- cabin sexy times.

You can RSVP HERE!

I’ll be hosting a small party to celebrate on my Facebook author page. I’m going to have tons of giveaways. Jewelry from Silver Beach Sea Glass, free books, gift cards from Feminist Apparel, and a huge big box of hot historical romance paperbacks. If I can figure out Facebook live, I’ll also do a reading.

This event is more than just about THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL. It’s about celebrating all the strong woman in my life who have supported me and the female-centered businesses that keep me inspired. My friend Kathy is the artist behind Silver Beach Sea Glass, and the big box of paperbacks will feature some of my closest lady writer friends who write historical. If you enjoy Captain’s Rebel, you’ll really love their books.

Make sure to put the kiddies to bed beforehand and grab the wine. Can’t wait to see you there!

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

This is it. My biggest giveaway EVER.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the Upcoming Release of THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL with me! One lucky newsletter subscriber will win a $200 Amazon Gift card. A second lucky subscriber will win signed copies of ALL of my books. Sign up for my newsletter today to participate!

My newsletter goes on March 17th St. Patrick’s Day. Make sure you sign up for a chance to win!

Also, check out the cover for THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL. *Heart Eyes*

This is my first erotic historical romance, and I’m writing as C.B. Halverson. I can’t wait to share this book with you all!

Available April 3rd…

THE CAPTAIN’S REBEL

Never surrender.

Land. Power. Influence. Mary O’Malley knows these are the only things that matter in her war-torn country. Determined to win back her ancestral home, she must embark on a journey across the Atlantic disguised as a cabin boy. But her ruse brings her under the control of a dangerous sea captain who demands from her the one thing she will never give—complete and total submission.

Captain Richard Grant runs a tight ship, and he didn’t claw his way up through the ranks of the Royal Navy to be undone by a headstrong Irish girl hell-bent on jeopardizing his mission and his crew. If she insists on dressing like a man, then she can take his punishments. He demands obedience, but his insatiable need for her leads to a complex game of sex, desire, and dominance not even he can control.

Awakened by the passion Grant stirs in her, Mary finds herself falling for the stern captain. But when her false identity leads to rumors of her spying for the French, she must choose between her love for Ireland and the man who commands her body—and her heart.

“I was hooked, and I could not stop turning the pages until the end.” – Stacy Reid, author of Accidentally Compromising the Duke

Are you ready to rebel?

Available for pre-order at Amazon | B&N | iTunes | kobo | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada
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Special Guest Post: Wren Michaels Author of FRIEND ZONED

My friend and mentor Wren Michaels is taking over my blog today. Please give her a warm welcome, and check out her new book FRIEND ZONED!

I’m so excited to share that my latest novel is now available! It’s very special to me because it’s the first contemporary romance I’ve ever written. As some of you may know, most of my books have been paranormal romance. But I got the itch to write something completely different, and this story is a result of NaNoWriMo a couple years ago. I love writing diverse books and trying to write outside the box. I fell in love with these characters. And I hope you do, too!

I give you …. FRIEND ZONED.

friend-zoned-ebookAll’s fair in love and war until one person gets stuck in an arranged marriage.

Catherine ‘Cat’ Marek has a sociology paper due on dissecting the laws of attraction. Project Panty Drop will case study two different men; one she’ll go after in person and the other she’ll attempt to charm online. Hiding behind her beauty, she tries to cover up her true geeky side, and the fact that she’s partially deaf.

Jaidev ‘Jai’ Sankar needs to knock out a paper for his online sociology class. After an encounter with the Texas Tease, Cat Marek, he decides Project Friend Zoned will be the ultimate topic, proving a guy can remain in the friend zone with a girl he finds attractive.

As Cat puts the moves into overdrive, Jai finds it harder to remain in the ‘friend zone’ with her. The only thing keeping him from letting go is the fact his hardcore Hindu parents have a wedding scheduled for him. When neither can resist their attraction, the fight no longer becomes about their papers, but about the freedom to love each other.

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Her face haunted me. The adorable dimple pitted in her cheek caught my eye first. Sexy full lips that folded into a gorgeous smile just about took my breath away. I did my best not to continuously stare at her, managing to throw just a few glances here and there hoping she got the message. But she didn’t take the bait. Instead, she gave me a ‘too good for you’ glance while she plowed down a server on her way to the bathroom, probably to restock the toilet paper in her bra.

The Texas Tease, I called it. Lots of girls at UT had it—this one in particular—in spades. Shorter than my normal tastes, her alluring doe-eyes caught me off guard. The memory of her petite frame sashaying as she worked those sexy, black pumps played on a loop in my head. Along with the way her long, brown hair bounced with every step like a damn shampoo commercial.

She drove me insane, and I didn’t even know her name. At least Mick confirmed she was a student at UT, apparently in one of his Economics classes.

She intrigued me, sitting in a sports bar drinking beer while her prissy friend sipped wine. I even caught her glancing at the Longhorn game on the big screen. A cute girl who likes beer and football? Every guy’s dream. If only she weren’t a snob. But, I’d put her in her place. And I had the perfect plan.

The ring of my Skype alert disrupted my plotting. Incoming message from Kanti, my best friend.

Kanti: Hey …

Me: What’s up, brat?

Kanti: You busy?

Me: Never too busy for you.

Kanti: Stop with the sugar, you’re giving

me diabetes.

Me: LOL Better get used to it.

Kanti: Ugh. Don’t remind me. Quick, what

do you want for your birthday? You got the

new Mortal Kombat release already?

Me: Yeah, of course I do. But you don’t

have to get me anything. You know that.

Kanti: I can’t NOT get you anything.

Me: Tell me you talked to your parents and

the wedding’s called off. That would be an

awesome present.

Kanti: Seriously? You know that isn’t even

in the realm of possibilities. So shut it.

Me: I can dream, can’t I?

Kanti: Yeah, and I know what you do in

those dreams. Not even going there.

Me: You’re such a bitch. Why do I love you?

Kanti: Because we’re best friends.

Me: Well, there’s that.

Mick yelled through the door. “Jai, you comin’ down or what?”

“In a minute,” I replied.

Me: I gotta go. Kegger tonight and we’re

hosting.

Kanti: Email me and let me know what to

get you.

Me: Fine.

Kanti: LOL Kiss Kiss

Me: Whatever. LOL TTYL

I closed the lid on my laptop as Mick flung the door open.

“People are starting to arrive. You’re on keg duty first.”

I tossed him a nod. “Yeah, I know. I’m coming. Just finishing up some notes on my Sociology project.”

“I thought you dropped that class?” He folded his arms, leaning against the door-frame.

“I was going to until Professor Wilkinson agreed to let me take it online, since it’s the same time as my cinematography course.” I pulled out a notepad. “What’d you say that chick’s name was again? The one we saw at the bar today.”

“Catherine Marek. But I think she goes by Cat.” Mick shrugged. “Why? I thought you said she was a snob, and you weren’t gonna pursue her?”

“Oh, I’m not. I got my sights set on another girl I’ve been talking to for a little while. But I think that Cat chick will make for a perfect target on my sociology paper.” I wrote down her name and underlined it five times. “I’m calling it, Friend Zoned.”

Mick laughed. “Oh, this ought to be good. What’re you gonna do?”

“It’s what I’m not gonna do that’s going be the best part. I’m going to act like I’m interested, then when she takes the bait, I’ll friend zone her. I’m going to prove that a guy can be sexually attracted to a girl who’s interested in him and still remain only friends. I’ll be the best ‘friend’ she’s ever gonna have.”

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Wren hails from the frozen tundra of Wisconsin where beer and cheese are their own food groups. But a cowboy swept her off her feet and carried her below the Mason-Dixon line to Texas, where she promptly lost all tolerance for cold and snow. Fueled by coffee, dreams, and men in kilts, Wren promises to bring you laughter, sexy fun time, and action that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The easiest way to her heart is anything to do with the Green Bay Packers, Doctor Who, or Joss Whedon.

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