Adriana Kraft is celebrating another release with a giveaway!

Posted Sep 1 2014, 12:01 am

Adriana just released Willow Smoke, Book Three in her *Riders Up* series – and there’s a giveaway!  Adriana is giving away a $10 gift card to one lucky commenter AND his/her choice of any one of her backlisted titles. Wow-za! 😉




Willow Smoke is a romantic suspense with a heat rating of Three Flames for m/f explicit love scenes.



When the chips are down, there’s nobody there. Willowy blond Daisy Matthews has survived the Chicago streets with this mantra but is unprepared for the much older Nick Underwood’s urgent pursuit. The wealthy businessman receives a thoroughbred in payment for a bad debt and is thrust into Daisy’s world. She teaches him about horse racing; he teaches her about love. When Daisy’s seamy brother-in-law threatens Nick’s safety, she doggedly tries to stop him by herself, but flees to the familiar streets when he attacks. Can Nick find her in time – and if he does, will she still want him?



“I won’t let anything hurt you.” Daisy Matthews finished wrapping the ankles of the chestnut mare and sat back on her haunches to evaluate her work. The mare’s ankles were cooler than they had been two hours earlier.

It wasn’t easy to convince a horse to standing buckets of ice, but after three years of being a groom and an exercise rider, she could do it about as well as anybody at Arlington Park. At least that was what her boss said when he promoted her to assistant trainer.

Daisy grinned. There wasn’t much prestige associated with being an assistant trainer for a fellow with a string of only twenty-some claimers and allowance horses, but it was something, particularly for a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

Rainbow Blaze took a step forward. “I know.” Daisy groaned. “Step one: pay attention. Sorry, I got lost day dreaming. You’re right. Taking care of you is an important job.” She chuckled. “I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing.”

“Hey kid, do you always talk to horses?”

The horse reared and pawed. “It’s okay, girl.” Daisy kept her voice soft and ran her hand slowly along the mare’s neck.

When the mare had stopped trembling, Daisy stepped out of the stall, shaded her eyes from the sun and faced the interloper. She scowled at the man’s new sneakers, monogrammed shirt and neatly pressed slacks. He looked liked he’d be more at home on a sailboat than in a barn.


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Five stars at Goodreads “…dreams can become reality, love can transcend age… Exciting, engaging and very entertaining story. The character interplay is spot on and the story is extremely well written.” Donna H.

Five stars at Amazon “Adriana Kraft has created memorable characters that linger long after the story has ended and I’ve closed the book. She has done what an author should–brought me into the book’s world and made me care about the characters so that my world will not be the same as before their foray into it.” Sheila G.


About Daisy…


Daisy Matthews grew up on the streets of Chicago, and if she learned anything, it was that she could count on no one to help her, ever. She knows she has to tough it out, protect herself, and when necessary, protect anyone she cares about. All by herself. No one else will do it for her.

Hubs and I have loved writing Daisy and her story. We first introduced her in Cassie’s Hope (Riders Up, Book One) – she’s the teenage waif in the group home where Cassie worked before she went back to training horses. We’ve known so many kids like her across our social service and academic careers. There’s a special kind of resilience that comes from growing up that way; kids who don’t develop it probably don’t make it, and we’ve known some of those, too.

She doesn’t know who her father is. Her mother, who died of an overdose when Daisy was little, was a prostitute. Fortunately for Daisy, her rock-solid grandmother took her in, but that grandmother died when Daisy was eleven. Unadoptable for whatever reason, she ended up in a group home through her early teenage years, until Cassie and Clint Travers became her foster parents.

We’ve dedicated this book to two of our ancestors who faced severe social stigma more than a century ago: my great grandfather, who was born to an unmarried teenage logging camp cook in the Pennsylvania mountains, and hubby’s great grandmother, a quarter-blood Cherokee in an era when the family tried to hide that information out of shame.

Maybe we gave Daisy an extra boost when we paired her with a handsome wealthy hunk in his early forties, but we think she deserves a bang-up happy ending for her determination, grit, and courage in the face of present day social stigma. We hope you’ll agree.


About Adriana…

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Adriana Kraft is the pen name for a husband/wife team writing sizzling romantic suspense and erotic romance. The award-winning pair has published over thirty romance novels and novellas to outstanding reviews. Romantic pairings include straight m/f, lesbian, bisexual, ménage and polyamory, in both contemporary and paranormal settings.


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26 responses to “Adriana Kraft is celebrating another release with a giveaway!”

  1. lbailey says:

    Thanks for being here today, Adriana! Best of luck with your new book… 😉

  2. Thanks so much for having us, Lynda! We’re pretty pumped about this book and the reader response – it’s what authors live for!

  3. jessie says:

    Stories that have wide age gap and social class differences
    would not bother me at all. I love reading about different things each book I read has something different about it I never read the same type of book in a row!

  4. DebraG says:

    Good luck with your new release. I have no problem with age differences nor with social issues. Love knows no boundaries.

    • Thanks, Debra, glad to hear that. We often write big social class differences – we both grew up in families with lots of them, proving it can be worked out (well, some of the time). So we love to watch what characters do with it. Turns out Daisy is more of a “classist” than Nick is, actually!

  5. jodi marinich says:

    i think too big of a age gap is weird but acouple of years isnt bad

    • Lots of people feel that way, Jodi – we debated how old to have Nick be in this book. But we had to go with a wide age gap to make the rest of the story work – and we have friends who make it work with similar gaps, though it dan get challenging in later years.

  6. Melissa Keir says:

    It sounds like an exciting read. I love the idea of a May/December romance. All the best!

  7. Arlena Dean says:

    I am still reading… Willow Smoke….I’m up to chapter 5 and its getting good…hopefully I will finish by tomorrow.

    I love how you have presented of your storyline. Beautifully done…can’t wait to finish…got to go…I have reading to do…bye!
    Love you guys!


  8. Hi there. Congratulations with your new release, you two. Who doesn’t like a handsome wealthy hunk? Daisy deserves the best.

  9. Mary Preston says:

    I don’t think an age difference matters so much these days. You are only as young as you feel.

  10. Sherry S. says:

    I don’t care for to big of age difference.

  11. JanaL says:

    Age differences or social gaps do not make any difference to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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