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Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Gateway Ranch Series by C. R. Moss + Giveaway

A vampire chef and world-renowned food critic – what could possibly go wrong? 

Welcome to the Gateway Ranch!
By: Austyn Sherrie
Writing Enticing Penelope has been a very fun endeavor. Most weeks I’m buried in grading Advanced Placement Language and Composition essays, so when I get an opportunity to creative write it’s a win-win situation for me. A little about this story – It’s a short story I published years ago, and although at the time I felt it was finished, as time progressed I realized it wasn’t finished. That my characters – Michael Stake and Penelope Rothchild had a lot more of life to live. Fast forward to now, and the story has been reborn. Through Three Flames Publishing and the backlot of the Gateway Ranch, Michael and Penelope get to finish what they’d started.

Here are a few of my favorite lines from the story. Enjoy.

1. He winked, a sexy motion that almost launched her from her chair. “Are you ready for me to feed you, Ms. Rothchild?”

2. Almost killing a restaurant owner while on food critique assignment hadn’t been on Penny’s agenda, but crap happens.

3. You are going to need to put your arms around me if you plan on staying on the horse.”

She glanced at her hands. Why did she need to hold him? “I’m fine. Riding a horse is probably just like riding a bike.”

He raised a brow. “Probably not but suit yourself.” Skepticism colored his tone.

4. “He has dog teeth.” Michael’s mouth was slightly ajar showcasing two canine incisors against his lips. “I’m surprised he didn’t have them filed down. People do it all the time when they’re born with birth anomalies.”

5. Desire sent her palm against his chest. Uber cold and perfectly motionless, not a single rise and fall.

He opened his eyes. “If you plan on continuing that I’d like to return the favor.”

Nestled within the hills of central Texas is a special ranch. A place that defies the laws of physics—that of time, space, and dimensions. It’s a place where normal morphs with the paranormal and supernatural. A place that seems to know what a person’s true desires and needs are, and then allows the right circumstances to occur to fulfill those wishes.

Welcome to the Gateway Ranch.

Your gateway to all things possible…

The sprawling ranch offers something for everyone—wranglers, riding, roping, rustic accommodations all the way to fantastic resort hotel amenities including a salon and spa, exquisite rooms and suites, and five-star dining. The buildings and land also hold special energy and are known for odd phenomena. Each time you stay at the Gateway, you’ll discover something new.

Gateway Ranch series books offered by Three Flames Publishing

To Be Yours (Gateway Ranch Series) 
by C.R. Moss
February 10, 2020

151 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Katrina Foster has survived a life no one dreams about and most don’t want to know about. Escaping to a ranch in Texas she used to visit during the summers of her childhood and rekindling an old relationship with Dakota Remington, she hopes to leave the nightmare of her past behind her. At first, all seems well, but when strange things begin to happen, she wonders if history’s about to repeat itself.

Dakota Remington has devoted his life to working at Gateway Ranch. He’s excited when Kat, his former sweetheart, returns and looks forward to reuniting with her. He finds she’s changed, though, and he’s not sure if it’s for the better. But he’s up for the challenge of the puzzle that is Kat.

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When Spirit Calls (Gateway Ranch Series)
by Johanna Riley
February 19, 2020

51 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
When spirit calls, it’s not just the living who answer.

Psychic medium Elle Gordon has been called to the Gateway Ranch & Resort. A rogue spirit is tormenting the undead, preventing their cross overs. Using her connection to the other side, Elle is determined to stop the attacks. If only the hunky hotel manager, Caspian, would stop disturbing her process and focus. A shared goal of saving spirit convinces the couple to work together. Acknowledging and accepting their mutual attraction, their new bond amplifies their powers. But will that new strength be enough to put an end to the rogue spirit, or will it destroy them all?

Enticing Penelope (Gateway Ranch Series)
by Austyn Sherrie
February 19, 2020

62 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
World-renowned vampire chef, Michael Stake, does not believe in romance that leads to happily-ever-after. He is content with one-night stands and playing the field. Penelope Rothchild is a famous food critic on the hunt for the next best foodie establishment.

When Penelope enters Michael’s restaurant romantic sparks fly. It does not take long for him to clear his date calendar hoping to fill it with one name. Penelope. But when Penelope secretly adds garlic to his dishes, his world goes haywire. Penelope Rothchild could be his queen in shining armor or his 10th ring of Hell. Only time on the Ranch will reveal all.

Can their new love survive his poisoning, her realization of the vampire world, and both their stubbornness to trust? Welcome to the Gateway Ranch where anything is a possibility.

Good thing I had a double ration of blood last night or else I just may be downing you the way you’re inhaling the pastries.

That thought stopped him in his tracks. It had been decades since he took nourishment from a human. He’d vowed a long time ago that in the future the only woman he’d drink from again was the one he’d wished to spend eternity with. Too many relationships gone wrong could emotionally stunt a vampire bachelor, not to mention the harm it did to a human.

Penny licked the blueberry crumbs–very lady like–from her fingers.

At this rate he’d have to make sure Fredrick made a tray of pastries just for his weekend ball and chain. “All of our berries are picked locally or flown in daily from another state. Fresh ingredients is our motto.”

“Michael.” Penny wiped her mouth with a black linen napkin. “May I call you Michael?”


“I am very excited to spend the weekend learning from you and about you. Consider us attached at the hip for the next few days.”

Great. Attached at the hip. Would she still be attached to his hip when he took one of his many friends with benefits to bed tonight? The thought enticed him. And then scared the hell out of him.

Hell no. The last thing he needed was to involve Penny in his life in a sexual way. Not to mention, she really wasn’t his type, although she easily could be.

He had enough issues that would involve her this weekend. Even with his preoccupation with Penny licking her fingers, he must wipe any particularly erotic thought from his mind completely.

“So, are we ready for that interview, Michael?” Carolyn continued to gaze at him while coloring her lips with a dark red lipstick, and glancing from him, to Penny, and then back into the little circular mirror in her hand. “I’d like to get this footage on the noon live telecast.” “Fine. Let’s get this over with.” Michael motioned for one of his staff to bring him his black-and-white chef jacket and hat, and then he pointed toward the stone fireplace in the restaurant.

About the Author:

An eccentric and eclectic writer, C.R. Moss pens stories for the mainstream and erotic romance markets, giving readers a choice of sweet, savory or spicy reads, usually within a sub-genre or two — paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy, time travel, or western flare. She also has a passion for penning dark fiction. Writing as Casey Moss, she delves into the darker aspects of life in her work, sometimes basing the stories on reality, sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a journey from the lighthearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable. What waits around the corner? Come explore…  

About the Author:
Johanna Riley has been writing for twenty years. Her love of reading romance fueled the desire to write and help others fall for happily ever afters. Her books are sweet and sensual with a dash of sass and laughter.

About the Author:
Austyn Sherrie is a true romantic at heart. When she is not busy teaching high school or spending time with her husband and son, you can find her working on a story. She loves to hear from her fans. Please, send your correspondence to 

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  1. You are completely new to me but boy do I love the idea of a vampire chef. Sounds like a fun series.

    1. Thanks! We hope readers like the series. We’re having a blast writing it. =) C.R./Casey Moss

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    1. Yep. ;) Thanks for stopping by. =) C.R./Casey Moss

  3. Thank you so much for letting us visit and sharing our stories with your readers! We hope everyone likes the post and that all y’all enjoy reading the books as much as we loved writing them. <3 C.R./Casey Moss

  4. I like the cover. The vegetables on it makes me wonder if the story deals with cooking.

    1. It does! :) Austyn's story is about a vampire chef and world-renowned food critic. Thanks for stopping by! =) C.R./Casey Moss