Welcome to Birthday Guest Talia Carmichael!


Happy Birthday month to Amber! Thanks you Amber for letting me come and join the fun. Yay! Let’s party.

I’ve written a little interlude featuring characters from my Prentiss series.


A Prentiss Interlude

By Talia Carmichael


“Why the hell am I here?” Morgan Ralston scowled at the all the people around him. That is until something sexy caught his eye.

He leaned against the booth and studied the man walking toward him. Even with all the people walking around half naked he stood out even being fully dressed. The sun glinted off his hair making it shine. He moved toward Morgan with a lazy grace—making Morgan have to shift as he went hard.

“Yeah I shouldn’t be ogling him.” Morgan grumbled.

Yet he was powerless to resist. The man came adjacent to him then with slender fingers pulled down his shades.  His eyes made Morgan’s breath catch. The man flashed a cocky grin and smirked.

“Come here often cowboy.”

Although seeming innocent the emphasis on the first word didn’t help Morgan’s erection.

“Damn it Cactus we should have stayed in the hotel.” He waved his hand. “Instead of out here with all these naked people. We could have been naked ourselves.”

“Call me ‘Cactus’ again and you’ll be sleeping on the couch.” Blayne crossed his arms over his chest and jutted out his chin.

“Ah…there is my Prima Donna. How bout we get something to eat and head back to the hotel.”  Morgan couldn’t help teasing him. Blayne was so darn cute when he was irritated.

Blayne glared at him then stared hard.

Morgan laughed. “No plotting where you’ll like to deck me.”

“Humph, how’d you know that’s what I was thinking.” Blayne pursed his lips.

“Cause I know my Cactus.” Morgan said fondly as he straightened from the booth and stepped closer to Blayne.

He placed his hand on his waist and stared into the eyes of the man who had made his life so much better. Morgan jumped as someone touched his ass. He glanced over his shoulder. The man behind him winked then skated away.

“He just groped my ass.” Morgan scratched the back of his neck. “I…hell Blayne why are we even here again?”

“For your birthday.” Blayne said. “You’re the one who wanted to come to California for your birthday.” Blayne lifted an eyebrow. “And since we got here all you’ve done is complain. Why the hell did you want us to come here if all you’re going to do is bitch?”

“Cause I know you miss California and I wanted to come for you. Wanted share this with you. I know you’ve given up a lot for me…”

“Shut the fuck up.” Blayne said it so mildly it took a minute to register what he said. “What have I given up for you?”  He lifted his hand in a stop gesture before Morgan could answer. “And the next words out of your mouth better be, ‘Blayne I know your home is wherever I am and I’m an asshole to even think anything different. I’m lucky to have you.’ No wait end that instead on. ‘I’m so grateful that you came into my life I don’t know what I would have done with the stick up my ass if you hadn’t yanked it out and—”

“Smart ass.” Morgan chuckled moving closer and cupping Blayne’s cheek. “I just—”

“Was being an irritating asshole.” Blayne shrugged. “Yeah I’m used to it.”

“Pot calling kettle black.” Morgan snorted. “My Prima Donna Cactus.” He grinned. “I like the sound of that.”

“See that’s what I mean Mister Irritating.” Blayne sighed. “It’s a good thing I love you, Cowboy.”

“Love you.” Morgan paused. “Prima Donna Cactus.” He snickered.

“You think you’re funny.” Blayne pinched his butt then rubbed it. “I can’t fault the man for groping you because you do have a fine ass. But he’d lucky he left when he did. This is mine.” He cupped Morgan’s ass and squeezed. “And if he had stuck around I would have kicked his ass for touching what’s mine.”

Morgan licked his lips. “Possessive Prima Donna Cactus is so sexy. Let’s go back to the hotel.”

“Let’s.” Blayne winked. “And to make up for calling me that name and then actually coming up with a way to string them together you can give me a blow job.”

“Hey, this is my birthday trip.” Morgan protested.

“And since it’s a sucky one that you didn’t actually want to be here anyway, then you might as well be the one doing the sucking.” Blayne smirked. “It’s a good thing I know you well too and already figured out this wasn’t a trip you actually wanted. What I couldn’t figure out is why we were here? I was going to give you one more day then sit on you to get the reason why. Now I know we can head for your real birthday trip.”

Morgan frowned. “What real trip?”

“One where we both can have some fun.”

“Really?” Morgan looked at the people going by on the boardwalk then back at Blayne. “Are we getting out of here? Hell I don’t care where we go.”

“Yes we’re leaving this area but still staying in California. Remember that rancher you’ve been talking to for the last year or so and wanted to go visit but haven’t had a chance. Well since we’re in California anyway I made arrangements for us to go there. Tomorrow morning we’ll head out and drive to it.  You’ll get to spend time with your rancher friend and I’ll get to pick the brain of his brother.”

“I didn’t think there was anyone who could be as gadget crazy as you are. But I was so wrong. Oh boy…the Crazy Gadget Duo on the loose. ” Morgan laughed then sobered.  “Thanks Cactus.”

“I’ll have you know there are many of us gadget lovers. And before this trip is over you might meet a few of them. He’s gonna introduce me to some of his friends.” Blayne took his hand and squeezed. “Anytime, Cowboy, Anytime. You are my home Morgan, never forget that.”

“I won’t ever again.” Morgan lowered  his head.

Blayne met him. Kissing his deeply.

This is the best birthday trip ever. Morgan held the man he loved and knew Blayne was right. He was Blayne’s home. And he would remember to show Blayne he was his—home.


Copyright © Talia Carmichael, 2014.

All Rights Reserved.


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To see how Blayne and Morgan got together check out Ralston’s Way…

Ralston’s Way

By Talia Carmichael

Totally Bound

Available Now

ISBN: 978-0-85715-629-7

Genre: Contemporary/Western

Series:  Prentiss- Book 1

Length: Novella


Buy Here: https://www.totallybound.com/author/talia-carmichael#books



When the computer guru meets the rancher who likes things his way, who will have their way?  

Blayne Dalton knows from their first introduction he will need all his calm reasonable skills to deal with Morgan Ralston. The rancher is aggravating and determined to avoid him. The calm he is known for goes out the window. He can’t decide if he’d rather deck him or kiss him senseless. How do you rope a cowboy? You teach him that not everything has to be his way.


Morgan Ralston likes things his way. On his ranch – MGR Ranch – he is the one who make the decisions. Well at least he is supposed to be. When his brother decides to hire a new office manager and cook he knows it will lead to nothing but disruptions. What he gets is not what he expected. The man who becomes his office manager is not a problem to the ranch. The trouble is of a more personal one – to his libido. Avoiding him doesn’t work. It’s time to approach this as he does everything else. After all when it comes down to it… there isn’t any other way but Ralston’s Way.


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Contest:  From the comments below, 1 winner will be selected at random from all the comments and the prize for winner will be an All Romance Ebook – $ 15 ebooks bucks! (must have an account at All Romance Ebook so I can send the prize to you)

The contest will go until 11:59 pm Eastern time on November 30, 2014, so you have time to enter. Please enter an email address when you post your comment below. Once I announce the winner your email is how I confirm I am sending the prize to the person who commented below for the contest.

I will post winner and instructions to claim the prize on December 1, 2014 on my blog here http://taliacarmichael.com/blog.

Good Luck!


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Bio: Talia Carmichael is a romantic who believes that family, no matter if it is by blood or those you choose as family, is integral to who you are. She is an author who writes sexy stories in a variety of genres. She believes in creating stories that encompass all that falling in love or lust entails, from the highs of that first blush of attraction to the lows of not knowing if you can make your coming together as a couple work, and then finally to the acceptance of the reality of making a life together. It’s all about the journey.

Among her books you’ll find contemporary, futuristic, fantasy, and paranormal settings with M/M themes that will have a happily-ever-after. Her books are passionate, intense, and real… to fill the craving. Check out more about Talia at http://taliacarmichael.com  or  http://taliacarmichael.com/blog.

Contact her at http://taliacarmichael.com/blog/contact or check her out on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Talia-Carmichael/247134751977720.

Twitter:  @taliacarmichael



72 thoughts on “Welcome to Birthday Guest Talia Carmichael!

  1. Look forward to reading Talia’s series. Thanks for the giveaway. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I’m loving the November Birthday Bash. All the authors are really cool and Talia Carmichael is no exception. Great Story!

  3. Great story it’s really nice to revisit Morgan and Blayne.


  4. Thanks Talia, I have been doing a power read through all your series this last week. I am just finishing up the Encounters series. I love your work. I always look forward to a new one from you. Thanks for a look at Blayne and Morgan.

  5. Thank you for the birthday story, Talia! Blayne and Morgan’s story sounds fun, it’s on my tbr list now!

  6. Any book with cowboys is a yes for me.. Need to add this to my TBR list and that list is getting longer..thanks Amber!

  7. Thanks for the Birthday story, I love this series! Another must buy author, great guests Amber! Possessive Prima Donna Cactus, I like that his nicknames are getting longer 🙂 connersox at gmail dot com

  8. I can’t wait for your next release! I usually read them the day they are available (for early download @ TeB or regular download @ DSP). Hmmm, it might be almost time for another total re-read!


  9. That looks like an amazing story looking forward to reading it .. hear all good things .. keep up the great work.

  10. Aww, such a cute story. I love the nickname. Prima Donna Cactus…cracks me up.


  11. Many happy returns, love the extract 😀 and thank you for a chance to win a gift as your birthday treat. slholland22 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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