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Playlist for INDECENT PROPOSAL by Molly O’Keefe

Molly O’Keefe, author of the Boys of Bishop series, came by to give us her playlist for her latest INDECENT PROPOSAL.  I really love putting together these playlists. With some songs, they come so easy: the Florence and The Machine song, for example, totally embodies the heroine Ryan. It was a given. Other times, the song just happens to be the song I was obsessed with while writing the book. The Death Cab for Cutie song fits that particular criteria. It was sung at a friend’s wedding and I spent months with it on repeat while writing INDECENT PROPOSAL. Some songs I have to seek to find the perfect fit. And some I’m just dying to use—”Love is a Battlefield?” YES!   Patty Griffin – “Not Alone This song is actually about a woman… Continue
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INDECENT PROPOSAL by Molly O’Keefe

Perfect for readers of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson, Molly O’Keefe’s gritty and sensual tale of passion and politics features the brother of the heroine from the author’s beloved novel, Never Been Kissed. He’s a driven man who refuses to be distracted—until he meets a beautiful bartender who just may change his life.  With his chiseled jaw and his thick blond hair, Harrison Montgomery was born to lead. Four generations of Montgomery men have served the state of Georgia and now he’s next in line. Harrison, though, is driven to right wrongs: namely to clean up the political mess left by his father’s greed and corruption. But Harrison must first win his congressional bid, and nothing can get in his way—not even an angel who served him whiskey and gave him a shoulder to Continue
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Marriage of Convenience: Making a Classic Trope Modern

Molly O’Keefe, 2014 RITA Award winner, talks about the Marriage of Convenience trope—and why it’s hard to write in contemporary times, but how authors are able to make a classic plot line fresh and modern.   I love a good secret baby book, and don’t get me started on revenge plots, but my favorite—my very favorite romance plot line—is Marriage of Convenience. For those of you who might not have dipped your toe into this kind of story: basically, what happens is that two people agree to get married, or better yet have to get married for some practical or manipulative or dangerous reason, but the hero and heroine don’t like each other. Or better yet hate each other. Or even better, one of them is madly in love with the other but can’t ever… Continue
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BETWEEN THE SHEETS Playlist

The next book in Molly O’Keefe’s Boys of Bishop setting, BETWEEN THE SHEETS is the tale of Ty and Shelby, two people, trying to redeem themselves from their pasts to find a new life, together. This is the playlist for Ty, my hero in BETWEEN THE SHEETS. Ty’s got a lot on his plate dealing with his son and a new life, but he is at heart – utterly a good guy. And his love affair with Shelby baffles him in so many ways, but when he falls, he falls hard. And this playlist is sort of the progression of his feelings.   Songs for Ty 1.  Do I Wanna Know? -The Arctic Monkeys After they get over their initial animosity towards each other, he’s impossibly intrigued by her, but she does not give him… Continue
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Molly O’Keefe eBooks now only- $4.99

Get all of Molly’s eBooks for only $4.99 each: Can’t Hurry Love
Never Been Kissed
Between the Sheets
Can’t Buy Me Love
Crazy Thing Called Love
Wild Child And The Crooked Ranch Trilogy only $9.99! “Molly O’Keefe delivers addictive and sexy romance at its best: irresistible and satisfying . . . a terrific read.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery “Molly O’Keefe is a unique, not-to-be-missed voice in romantic fiction . . . an automatic must-read!”New York Times bestselling author Susan Andersen Continue
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A Smokin’ Valentine’s Day with Molly O’Keefe

This “Best” (and worst) Valentine’s Day story comes from Molly O’Keefe. Ah Valentine’s Day – let me come right out and say, I believe in Valentine’s Day. If it’s a Hallmark created holiday, I’m appreciative of Hallmark, because I like getting flowers. And I get flowers on Valentine’s Day. Not random Wednesdays or ‘just because’ – I get them because I married a guy who needs a push into the flower store. Now, that said my son was born on Feb. 13. He was born without incident in the middle of the night and once we were settled into our hospital room for the night, I sent my husband home to get some sleep and take a shower, because one of us had to more than a pile of hormonal sleeplessness. That first night…mothers, do… Continue

Deleted Scene (love them!) ~ Wild Child by Molly O’Keefe

I wrote a blog post at Smart Bitches Trashy Books about how women learn about sex and how we talk to girls about sex and the important role that romance novels play in that education. This was something I thought a lot about while writing Wild Child, about how sex creates women’s identities, how formative those “birds and bees” conversations can be not only for kids, but for adults having the conversation. Originally, in Wild Child I was planning on Jackson’s sister Gwen, realizing she was gay. But there was already so much going on in the book, I backed off that idea because I knew I wouldn’t be able to give it the word count it needed. I did however write a scene between Jackson and Gwen in which he attempts to “have… Continue

Super Sampler Saturday with Wild Child by bestselling author Molly O’Keefe

Monica Appleby is a woman with a reputation. Once she was America’s teenage “Wild Child,” with her own reality TV show. Now she’s a successful author coming home to Bishop, Arkansas, to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all autobiography. Problem is, the hottest man in town wants her gone. Mayor Jackson Davies is trying to convince a cookie giant to move its headquarters to his crumbling community, and Monica’s presence is just too . . . unwholesome for business. But the desire in his eyes sends a very different message: Stay, at least for a while. Jackson needs this cookie deal to go through. His town is dying and this may be its last shot. Monica is a distraction proving too sweet, too inviting—and completely beyond his control. With every kiss he can taste… Continue

Hot off the Press – Wild Child trailer rocks!

Perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson, this sizzling romance tells the story of a sexy small-town mayor and a notorious “bad girl,” who discover that home really is where the heart is.… Continue

Book Review: Wild Child by Molly O’Keefe – Review By Toni Linenberger

Brittle: that’s the best word I can use to describe Molly O’Keefe’s Wild Child. Unfortunately that word doesn’t begin to illustrate the mastery of language necessary to create such vivid images and characters. The hero and heroine are brittle, fragile pieces of blown glass; a wrong word, look, or touch will send them shattering into thousands of pieces beyond repair. This book is so much more than the back cover copy indicates.… Continue

WINNERS ANNOUNCED #WildChild Hop


Hi there hoppers, thanks for stopping by and checking out Molly O’Keefe’s release WILD CHILD – on sale 10/29. Make sure you visit all of the participating sites below to increase your chances to win! Each site may have something exclusive of their own so you definitely want to check them all out — Good luck!Continue

The Chained Dog Hero by Molly O’Keefe

I’ve just started watching Sons of Anarchy. I know, I’m late to all these parties. But my husband and I are just starting season three, so if you haven’t seen the first two seasons, beware – there will be spoilers. I started watching because all the recommendations hit critical mass and because I could no longer resist the beautiful masculinity of Charlie Hunnam. Initially, my husband was not invested in my glom. And I understand why – these guys are misogynist thugs. And he figured the number of shallow graves just outside the city limits of Charming, California was just too outrageous to be realistic.… Continue

#Wild Wednesday Snippet – Molly O’Keefe author of soon to be released Wild Child

In this week’s snippet – the last one!!! I am introducing one of my favorite characters in the book, Reba. Reba the Hairless Chinese Crested dog. “Hold your horses,” she muttered, then went into the bathroom with the carrier. Carefully setting it down on the floor, she unzipped the side and waited for what had to be the most ridiculous-looking dog to ever walk the earth to come barreling out. But there was only a whim- per from inside the carrier. She’s spoiled, Jenna had said. Temperamental and demanding. You two are made for each other.… Continue

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of WILD CHILD!

This week we’re giving away 10 copies of Wild Child by Molly O’Keefe, a sizzling new romance that tells the story of a sexy small-town mayor and a notorious “bad girl”! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!… Continue

#WildWednesday weekly snippet from Molly O’Keefe’s Wild Child

Happy Hump Day! Nothing to help you get through the week like a snippet from favorite author Molly O’Keefe – enjoy! So, there’s a scene in Wild Child that has already gotten some attention from reviewers for it’s heat. And while Wild Child is hotter than anything else I’ve written and I intended it to be – The Bathtub Scene managed to surprise even me. As I was writing it! So, for this #wildwednesday I give you the lead up to the THE BATHTUB SCENE… Jackson and Monica have had a big heart to heart and Monica had explained some of her baggage to him, all of her reasons for not being able to be in any kind of relationship with him and he responds by drawing her a bath.… Continue

#WildWednesday with Molly O’Keefe

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It’s another #WildWednesday snippet!
One of the things I enjoyed most about the relationship between Monica and Jackson is how they had to learn to be friends. Jackson is a man who is very good at superficial relationships. Looking at him, people assume he has lots of friends. But the truth is no one gets close. Monica on the other hand makes no bones about the fact that she doesn’t have friends. Doesn’t want them. Wouldn’t know what to do with them if she had them. So, creating the moments that the two of them were not just physically intimate but emotionally intimate was a real pleasure for me. This scene – I call it the muffin scene – totally highlights that.… Continue

The Barbie Evolution . . . by Molly O’Keefe

Look for Molly’s Blog Hop coming soon — win FREE books – mark your calendars!! Here’s Molly! MO: When my daughter was born two and a half years after my son, she was born into a world of robots and fire trucks. And because she was the second child and the second child is always slighted (I say this with authority as a second child who was slighted and as a mom who has slighted her second child) this didn’t change until she was three.… Continue

#WildWednesday Snippet from Wild Child by Molly O’Keefe

DON’T MISS! Molly’s, WILD CHILD HOP with Free books starting soon — stop by for more details later this week!! Another Wild Wednesday snippet! One of my favorite characters from Wild Child is Jackson’s teenage sister, Gwen. Their parents died in a car crash when Jackson was in college and Gwen was eleven. Jackson left school and the life he was beginning to create in order to take care of his sister but it hasn’t been easy. The entrance of Monica into their town and their lives make all the issues between them bubble to the surface.… Continue

#WildWednesday – more from Molly O’Keefe #FREE Snippets from Wild Child

This week’s snippet is the first kiss between Monica and Jackson. I don’t think you need much set up for this. Monica has a very complicated history with men and sex and hasn’t had intimacy of any kind for years because of it. Jackson however, slips past her guard and she decides to trust him. She put a hand against his chest, over the pale blue shirt that made his eyes look like the sky on a hot August day. Beneath the cotton she felt the warmth of his skin, the tensile strength of his muscles, and beneath that, the heavy pounding of his heart.… Continue

#WildWednesday with Molly O’Keefe & #Free Snippet for Wild Child

So, last week we met Monica through Jackson’s eyes and now we get Jackson through Monica’s eyes. Monica Appleby has come to Bishop Arkansas immediately after the funeral of her best friend. She is heart-sick, broke and very wary. The last thing she wants is to be attracted to the town’s Mayor. Continue

Guest Post: Molly O’Keefe on Celebrity Fantasies

I have a well-worn fantasy that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon come over to my house for Thanksgiving dinner. (Why THAT is my fantasy for those two men is clearly something I should worry about). For some reason their cars break down in front of my parent’s house (what they are doing with their families in the corn fields of Northern Illinois at Thanksgiving is irrelevant) and because of the holiday and despite their fame, they need to hang out until their cars are fixed. So, of course they come in for Thanksgiving dinner. All eleven of them. Things start off rough. My parent’s normally unshakeable Midwestern practicality gets all shaken up by the celebrity. I’m trying too hard to make them feel comfortable and not like strangers in a strange land.… Continue

Ruthie’s Reality: Between the Sheets with Molly O’Keefe + #Giveaway

Welcome back to Ruthie’s Reality! Did you miss me? Of course you did. I’ve been living the glamorous life of the romance writer, most recently in Iowa, where I attended a family pig roast (as one of two token vegetarians) and glamorously hobnobbed with my relatives. I got to hold a lot of babies, and I noticed that they were all more cheerful than my baby had ever been. What’s up with that?… Continue

The Book Nympho rates CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE as Awesome!

Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable, from her glossy smile to her sleek professionalism. No one knows that her iron will guards a shattered heart and memories of a man she’s determined to lock out. Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream: Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin—still skating, still fighting, and still her ex-husband.… Continue