Undercover Bookgasm Day Nine

Today’s books are:

Giving Chase and Taking Chase by me!

GIVING CHASE Book One in the Chase Brothers Series

Some small towns grow really good looking men! This is the case with the four Chase brothers. The home grown hotties are on the wishlist of every single woman in town and Maggie Wright is no exception.

Maggie has finally had it with the men she’s been dating but a spilled plate of chili cheese fries drops Shane Chase right into her lap. The sheriff is hot stuff but was burned by a former fiancée and is quite happy to play the field.

After Shane’s skittishness sends him out the door, Maggie realizes that Kyle Chase has had his eye on her from the start. Now that Shane has messed up, Kyle has no intention of letting anything stop him from wooing her right into his bed.

Despite Maggie’s happiness and growing love with Kyle, a dark shadow threatens everything—she’s got a stalker and he’s not happy at all. In the end, Maggie will need her wits, strength and the love of her man to get her out alive.

TAKING CHASE Book Two in the Chase Brothers Series

Cassie Gambol is on the run. In what seems like another lifetime, her ex-husband nearly ended her life and effectively ended her successful career as a vascular surgeon. But even though the justice system found him guilty of attempted murder, he fled while awaiting sentencing and Carly Sunderland became Cassie Gambol.

Fleeing Los Angeles, she heads to small and off the map Petal, Georgia to start her life again.

Shane Chase, a man who’s held himself away from commitment since his fiancée dumped him several years before knows the beautiful newcomer is hiding something. He’s wildly attracted to her strength and her underlying vulnerability as well.

But the last thing Cassie wants is another big, overwhelming man who wants to control her life. A battle begins between Shane, who knows what he wants and Cassie, who knows she needs to do everything she can to keep a distance between herself and the very handsome sheriff.

But Cassie’s ex is back and he wants her dead.

Both of these books are small town romances and while they do contain hot sexin described with all the more graphic terms, they’re more “sensual” romance than “erotic” They’re also some of my favorites – I love the Chase family and it was a joy to write them.

YOUR QUESTION: Do you like romances that feature families? If so, what are some of your favorites? I’ll choose a winner tomorrow at noon pacific!

50 comments to “Undercover Bookgasm Day Nine”

  1. Ayla
    November 23rd, 2008 at 6:28 am · Link

    I like knowing what happens to the characters after the book has finished, but they don’t necessarily have to be in a family for that to happen…I think i’ve only actually read one family series..

  2. Christine
    November 23rd, 2008 at 6:40 am · Link

    A family or inter-related are probably my favorite type series to read some that are my favorites Chase Brothers definitely, Casadia, Witcthes Knot, McKenzies Mountain by Linda Howard, Highlander Series by Janet Chapman, Not technically a series but all related and siblings by Julie Garwood The Lion’s Lady, Guardian Angel, The Gift & Castles and finally my favorites my Nora Roberts who is a Masters at family Series The Mckade Brothers, the MacGregors, & the Stanislaskis there are more of hers but the names escape me.

  3. Cheryl McInnis
    November 23rd, 2008 at 7:00 am · Link

    I love family stories; Lori Foster has done some fab ones like the Winston brothers, and Janelle Denison’s Wilde brothers are very hot and Carly Phillips has some great ones too, the Simply series and the Hot Zone series about sisters, and a new series about brothers. Christine is right though, nobody can do family better then Nora!

  4. sara hurt
    November 23rd, 2008 at 7:09 am · Link

    Yes I love them. I get attatched to the characters and want to keep in touch with them. My favorite one was Stephanie Laurens Cynaster series.

  5. Pam P
    November 23rd, 2008 at 7:19 am · Link

    Yes, I like family series – Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons, Stephanie Laurens early Cynsters, Deborah Simmons DeBurghs are a few that come to mind.

  6. Mieke Haveman
    November 23rd, 2008 at 7:23 am · Link

    I like some connection between the characters. Don’t think I have read many about families but it is interresting. For example I like the Black dagger brotherhood, they are as close as brothers. So it is something I think I would enjoy.

  7. Natasha A.
    November 23rd, 2008 at 7:29 am · Link

    Definitely a like for me. As the others mentioned, you like to see what happens after their book is done. It doesn’t have to be a family though, it can be friends or whatever. Some of the ones I enjoy have already been mentioned, like the Winston brothers, Stanislaski siblings. I know there are more, but I can’t think of any.
    Natasha A.

  8. crystal adkins
    November 23rd, 2008 at 8:14 am · Link

    Well I like Lucy Monroe’s books, like Meagan’s Chance. And Jasmine Haynes’ erotic novel Somebody’s Lover. So at times I do and at other times I don’t b/c too many people can be an overload if not written well.

  9. Susan
    November 23rd, 2008 at 8:19 am · Link

    Yep, I love family stories!
    McKenzies Mountain by Linda Howard, Lori Foster’s Winston Brothers & The Buckhorn Brothers, Chandler Brothers by Carly Phillips and Janelle Denison’s Wilde Series.

  10. Brandy W
    November 23rd, 2008 at 8:23 am · Link

    I love family/friends books. It usually means that there are going to be more books which rocks. Then if the authors actually uses the characters from the previous books in the current book you get a peek at what they are doing. I loved the Bridgerton family and even though they aren’t brothers I’m quite fond of the Lords of the Underworld. I’m working on Mary Balogh’s Bedwyn series right now.

  11. Lea
    November 23rd, 2008 at 8:32 am · Link

    Yes I do like romances that feature families Lauren.

    Your Chase Brothers series is wonderful! I also like your Cascadia Wolves stories and Jaci Burton’s Devlin Dynasty series.

    Lea 😀

  12. azteclady
    November 23rd, 2008 at 8:58 am · Link

    Me want!!


    I like books–single titles or trilogies–that involve families, yes. There are some conventional families, like Linda Howard’s Mackenzies, or the Concannon sisters in Nora Roberts’ Born trilogy, but there are also the families born of friendship or survival, and those can be just as strong ties as blood.

    It all (repeat after me) depends on the writing. 😀

    (did I mention that I want? jest sayin’)

  13. Christa
    November 23rd, 2008 at 9:01 am · Link

    I really liked Lori Foster’s Winston Brother, Janelle Denison’s Wildes and Carly Phillips Chandlers. And multi author Desire Dynasties: The Danforths
    Finished Giving Chase a few days ago and about 3/4 done Taking Chase both wonderful books. Plan on reading all 4.

  14. Eva S
    November 23rd, 2008 at 9:07 am · Link

    Yes I like family stories, it’s like visiting old friends. Some of my favorites are the Boscastle Family by Jillian Hunter and the Drake sisters by Christine Feehan

  15. Mel K.
    November 23rd, 2008 at 9:36 am · Link

    I like family stories in Superromances and Historical Fiction. I love reading about The Royals.

  16. Nancy
    November 23rd, 2008 at 9:40 am · Link

    I LOVE Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton family series! 😀 The girls make awesome heroines and the boys make yummy heroes!

  17. Danielle
    November 23rd, 2008 at 10:25 am · Link

    Yes, I do enjoy a good family series. One of my favorites is The McLeods of Skye Trilogy by Monica McCarty. Whom ever enjoys a good scottish family story should definately read this series. She also has a new series coming out in spring 2009 called The Campbell Trilogy (3 seperate books).

  18. Stacy S
    November 23rd, 2008 at 10:33 am · Link

    I like Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton family , Linda Lael Miller’s McKettricks.

  19. tea4444rose
    November 23rd, 2008 at 11:46 am · Link

    I like stories that have brothers and sisters, and I looooooove stories that feature the hero and heroine getting married and having babies


  20. tea4444rose
    November 23rd, 2008 at 11:47 am · Link

    oh and as for my fav (sorry I forgot to add this before) that would have to be . . . Match me if you Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips – love it!

  21. Jane
    November 23rd, 2008 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I love stories that feature families. My favorites include Nora Roberts’ Quinn brothers and Stephanie Laurens’ Cynster series.

  22. Lisa
    November 23rd, 2008 at 12:17 pm · Link

    I enjoy reading about familes and learning how the couple from the earlier book has adjusted to life together. Some of my favorites include Christine Feehan’s Drake Sisters, Nora Roberts, Lori Foster, Lyndsay Sands’s Argeneau family, and Carly Phillips.

  23. Diane M.
    November 23rd, 2008 at 12:27 pm · Link

    Yes because you can see how later on how the different couples are doing.

  24. Fedora
    November 23rd, 2008 at 12:32 pm · Link

    Yes, I love a series about a family–some favorites have already been mentioned–the Bridgertons, Nora Roberts’ gazillion, Lori Foster’s many, Carly Phillips… I love the connections and seeing how the couples are doing before and after their HEAs 🙂

  25. Karen
    November 23rd, 2008 at 12:57 pm · Link

    Although series featuring families can be quite good, that alone isn’t what makes a romance novel a good read.

  26. Tina b
    November 23rd, 2008 at 1:14 pm · Link

    yes I do. trying to think of names of series…. I know there is one with JJ massa had vampires. I loved that one. also love the ones with brothers I know Lora Leigh has done a few too. nice to follow the family.

  27. Kerry
    November 23rd, 2008 at 2:20 pm · Link

    I do enjoy stories about families, ie your Chase brothers books-which I just finished all 4 two weeks ago. Also the Sons of Destiny Series by Jean Johnson-each book is about a different brother.
    But, as others have said it doesn’t always have to be families, it could be friends, or a common charecter that shows up throughout a series ie the charecter “Adam Black” who shows up throughout the Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning, Then ahs a book all to himself.

  28. Quilt Lady
    November 23rd, 2008 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Yes I do enjoy reading family series, but they don’t have to be a family series to be good. I really enjoyed Linda Lael Miller’s The McKettrick’s series.

  29. Crystal B.
    November 23rd, 2008 at 4:10 pm · Link

    I do like books that feature families. Some of my favorites are Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons, and Stephanie Lauren’s Cynsters.

  30. Estella
    November 23rd, 2008 at 4:35 pm · Link

    I enjoy family series. My favorites are by Nora Roberts.

  31. Kathryn
    November 23rd, 2008 at 5:32 pm · Link

    There is a new series by Geralyn Dawson about the Callahan Brothers: Luke (Give Him the Slip), Matt (Never Say Never) and Mark (Always Looks Twice). Each book can stand alone but there is also a plot that extends through all the books regarding the brothers backgrounds, relationship with their father and the death of the fourth brother. But wait…he might not be dead after all. How will the brothers find him? Waiting for #4.

  32. Pan Zareta
    November 23rd, 2008 at 6:08 pm · Link

    Yes, I think romances that feature families or friends are enjoyable. Several authors who feature families well include Nora Roberts, Linda Lael Miller and Julia Quinn.

  33. penny
    November 23rd, 2008 at 6:27 pm · Link

    I like the series that features brothers – Nora Roberts’ McKade brothers & Lor Foster’s Buckhorn brothers & Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory family

  34. ThatBrunette
    November 23rd, 2008 at 6:36 pm · Link

    For me, families are one of the topics that don’t mean much to me. In other words, if you write it good, I’ll read it! 🙂 If it is a short book, extra characters get in the way. More names to remember and more plot complications. For longer stores/novels, they can be an advantage to a story.

  35. Stacie Mc
    November 23rd, 2008 at 7:16 pm · Link

    I love the McKades, The Cynsters, the Bridgertons, the Winstons, and many, many others!

  36. Debby
    November 23rd, 2008 at 7:38 pm · Link

    I do enjoy family stories. The HArlequin and Silhouette lines often have stories that feature families over a periodof time. I kow Lori Foster has written some great ones.

  37. Leslie
    November 23rd, 2008 at 7:50 pm · Link

    I do enjoy romances with families because you get to catch up on previous characters. Some of my favorites are Mary Balogh’s Slighly series about the Bedwyn siblings, Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton family, Shannon Mckenna’s McCloud brothers and Linda Lael Miller’s McKettrick family.

  38. WendyK
    November 23rd, 2008 at 8:10 pm · Link

    Ohh I love books with families and small towns. I think coming for a large extended family and a small town, I relate to those so much more. I’m southern as well, so you know we claim even our craziest family members, proudly I might add.LOL One of my all time favorite family books/series is Jude Deveraux’s MONTGOMERY/TAGGART family series of books. I love how they take us from the Medieval era to present day and how they are related and tied and know each other and so. I’m new to the “more ummm connected” I guess you’d say area of family stories so I can’t give a favorite for them.


  39. Dana
    November 23rd, 2008 at 8:45 pm · Link

    One NAME…Lynsay Sands! Out of what I’ve read so far and speaking of “Families” , not friends that are like family (Kenyon) but true family…Sands is great.

    Her Argeneau Family is an enthralling read that keeps up the interest through all the books.


  40. pamk
    November 23rd, 2008 at 9:00 pm · Link

    love your chase series. and this late at night I can’t think of any more but don’t enter me in this contest. I have both of these in print already.

  41. Eshani_W
    November 23rd, 2008 at 9:01 pm · Link

    I actually like reading stories with families as secondary characters because they ususally add elements to the story and makes it even more endearing.
    Some of my favorite “family” romances are the novels by Julie Garwood and Nora Roberts 🙂

  42. Lori
    November 23rd, 2008 at 9:45 pm · Link

    Don’t enter me, you know I’ve read these, (and Loved them!!), but yup, coming out of lurkdom to comment. I love family stories, and family series. Love to visit with characters I’ve come to care about, and to enjoy their relationships.

    AND, if you haven’t read this series by Lauren, by god, what are you waiting for? It rocks!!

  43. catie
    November 23rd, 2008 at 10:47 pm · Link

    I do like romances/series that feature families. Some of my favorites include the Essex sisters’ series by Eloisa James, the Wallflowers Quartet by Lisa Kleypas (I know, only two of the characters are family), Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series–the SnowDancer and DarkRiver packs are like two gigantimous extended families–and Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld series featuring the D’Artigo sisters.

  44. Margie
    November 23rd, 2008 at 10:50 pm · Link

    Some of my favorite family romances are Nora Roberts the McKade Brothers, Linda Lael Miller’s McKettricks, and Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton family.

  45. Deborah
    November 23rd, 2008 at 10:54 pm · Link

    I love it when an author creates a series of books that revolve around one family. My favorites are by Nora Roberts.

  46. Cynthya
    November 23rd, 2008 at 11:26 pm · Link

    Yes, sometimes. As long as they aren’t too sappy. I like the Lynsay Sands series that features a vampire family. I also like Yasmine Galenorn’s series featuring three sisters.

  47. RobynL
    November 24th, 2008 at 2:50 am · Link

    I like family stories and one I truly enjoyed was Sandra Brown’s Texas Trilogy — Chase, Lucky and Sage.

  48. Laurie G
    November 24th, 2008 at 3:52 am · Link

    WoW, so many of my favorites have already been mentioned.

    To add a few more:

    Jillian Hunter The boscastle family

    Susan Mallery The Marcelli sisters

    Lindsay McKenna’s Trayherne family

    Karen Hawkins The St John family and The MacLean family.

    Susan Enoch’s Griffen family series & Bancroft brothers.

    Victoria Alexander’s The Effington family series.

    Debbie Macomber The Mannings

  49. Heather P
    November 24th, 2008 at 5:59 am · Link

    I love books about families. Since my familiy is important to me I love to read about other families. Nora Roberts and Debbie Macomber has some really great stories. I especially love the single parent founding love for not only him/herself but finding someone to love their kid(s) stories.

  50. Lori T
    November 25th, 2008 at 12:14 am · Link

    I know that I am late, but I thought that I would throw my two cents in anyway. I love stories that are based on families and a lot of my favorites have been mentioned…Sandra Brown’s Texas series. Jude Deveraux and her Montgomery/Taggart series. Let’s not forget Lauren Dane’s Chase brothers. I, also, loved Johanna Lindsey’s Malory-Anderson series.

    Okay, I could probably go on for quite awhile. I love stories about families and connected characters.