Joseph by @Callie_Carmen #PreOrderSale #AltRead @BVSBooks #GuestPost


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Joseph !

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JOSEPH Book Three in the Risking Love series ebook is on 99 cents until the BVS publication date on, November 14. Pick up your copy now! Find out why this automobile executive is everything that Violet wants but can’t have.

Read as a series or as a stand-alone.  


Callie Carmen


Violet had experienced a lot of loss in her life. She wasn’t sure if she could ever trust love again. That was until she fell for Joseph. The problem was he belonged to her friend, Bella. Could Violet risk her friendship over a man? If she did break that friendship, would it destroy her relationship with her closest girlfriends forever?


If Violet risked her heart again and had a night of uncontrolled passion, would he abandon her like the others she had loved? Or would Joseph be her salvation?


Joseph is the third novel in the Risking Love series. The stories chart a group of friends through life and love. These steamy stories will have you laughing, crying, and have your heart racing.





Wedding party pictures were finally finished, and everyone was having a blast at the reception. Jaq and Patrick were on the dance floor with friends and family members. We had all formed a large circle and were having fun taking turns in the center showing off our dance moves. 

When it was my turn, I moved my hips in such a sexy way that all the men started to make wolf calls. One spin around had me catching the smiling eyes of all my friends and their men. Then I looked into Joseph’s darkened eyes. I instantly became embarrassed and had to end my turn. I reached over and grabbed his hand and pulled him to the center for his crack at it. 

As I started for the spot he had vacated he reached out and grabbed my hand from behind. With my hand in his, he moved me back to the center. 

It had been a while, but I had been in the Swing Club in high school, so the answer was yes, but all I could manage was a nod. 

“Good, then let’s have some fun.” 

I placed my right hand on his broad shoulder, and he put his hand on my shoulder blade. It set my body on fire, and I thought I might pass out from the heat. He started with the simple rock step, triple step, triple step. Our rhythm was quickly in sync, so he began to use the kick ball change step. He turned me and even did the change behind the back type moves. Everyone started to clap along to the beat, and Bella, Jaq, and a few others yelled out, “Go, Violet.” The fluid movement of his hips and the pressure on my back had me wishing we were alone. After that fun display, everyone joined in and began dancing together. 

In my peripheral vision, I saw Bella head toward Joseph. She took his hand, said a few words to him, then they left the dance floor. I turned in their direction, so I could see what happened next. She led him toward the back exit, and they disappeared outside. She must have decided that it was late enough in the evening to give him her break up news. 

Poor Bella and Joseph. Wait—poor Joseph and Bella; that meant he might get in his car and leave and I might never see him again. That felt like a stab to my gut. I knew now he had some interest in me. The scene that had played out during the ceremony and the look in his eyes while I danced were proof that he at least lusted after me. That was a start. I hoped I could build on that if I were given a chance.

Book 1 PATRICK: Jaq had no interest in a serious relationship because life at an early age had taught her that men weren’t to be trusted. But she wasn’t expecting to meet Patrick the man that might convince her to risk her heart and virginity.  

Patrick wasn’t the only man who wanted Jaq, and the other man was willing to kill to have her.  

Book 2 NICOLAS:  Carlie planned to finish at the top of her class, get a corporate job, and work her way up the ladder. She refused to risk having a life of poverty ever again. Within her plans, there was no room for a relationship. So she had sworn off men; especially the good Dr. Nicolas Antonis.

Nicolas had other plans. They included her becoming his.

As if Nicolas wasn’t a big enough distraction; Carlie had to worry about her roommate’s, abusive ex-boyfriend, coming for her too.





I started in the book business as a bookstore manager which was the perfect place for me since I was an avid reader. After two years, I moved to the corporate office as a buyer and eventually became a senior book buyer. This was a rewarding career that I loved. 


Along the way, I decided to become a stay home Mom. I couldn’t give up working around books altogether. I volunteered to run the book fairs in our small farm town, six per year. At the same time, I started and ran for five years, A Child Oasis Company, with the sole purpose of placing a small book library in the homes of all the needy children in the nearby city. As my children became teens, I found I needed more in my personal life than the volunteer Mom for the schools. I sat down at the computer one day and Patrick, book one of the Risking Love series, was born. Book two, Nicolas is now available and receiving five star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Joseph book is now available for preorder. My latest publication adventure is Dream Catcher which is a short story as part of the Mystic Desire Anthology.


I am lucky that I found my soul mate and married him. Like my characters, I am a firm believer in true love and love at first sight.

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14 thoughts on “Joseph by @Callie_Carmen #PreOrderSale #AltRead @BVSBooks #GuestPost

  1. Brit,
    Thank you for having me on your wonderful blog today. I enjoy sharing excerpts from my latest novel, Joseph. I hope everyone enjoys this scene between Joseph and Violet.
    Thank you,

  2. I am really looking forward to reading this one. I have the others, and I think I’ll just read them in order. I read Callie’s short story in Mystic Desire, and now I’m hooked! I seriously need to go out and find me a dream catcher.

  3. Hi Gibby,
    Thank you. There are some beautiful ones. Even some made by American Indians. I have to tell you that Patrick is good, but Nicolas and Joseph are even better. I hope you enjoy them all.
    Thank you,

  4. Gibby,
    P.S. I’m loving Victor in Paging Dr. Turov. Mystic Desire has slowed down my progress on other books but I can’t wait to get further into your story.

  5. Patricia Elliott – Patricia Elliott lives in Beautiful British Columbia with her family. Now that their lovely kids are all teenagers and older, she has decided to actively pursue her passion for the written word. When she was a youngster, she spent the majority of her time writing fan-fiction and poetry to avoid the harsh reality of bullying. Writing allowed her to escape into another world, even if temporarily; a world in which she could be anyone or anything, even a mermaid. Dreams really do come true. If you believe it, you can achieve it!
    Patricia Elliott says:

    I still have to read Nicolas, but looking forward to checking out both books. Great job, Callie. 🙂

  6. Patricia,
    Thank you. I’m looking forward to reading, Not You Again. My winner of the ebook in my time slot selected your book out of all the books on the website. Cool right!

  7. If Joseph is lusting after Violet, I’m lusting after the guys on the covers for your series–and Joseph is no exception! Sooo looking forward to reading Joseph!

    1. Dee,
      Thank you.
      Joseph has quite the package if you know what I mean, so you may lust even more after you read the book. Lol. I can’t wait to hear what you think about Joseph. You were so interested after Nicolas how I would handle Violet maybe getting together with Joseph when he’d been dating Bella.

  8. Richard Savage – Chatteris, UK – I was born in the north England in 1962. I have been a figurative artist for twenty years and strive to make my art work challenging and thought provoking. My work is diverse and I aim to capture something of the celebration of life in all its wonderful shades. I currently work from my Cambridgeshire studio, also giving art and life drawing classes. My background is in illustration, fine art and technical drawing. I work mainly in acrylics, but am also happy working in oils, pastels, line and wash, watercolour and mixed media. I draw inspiration from classical art, and the styles of the contemporary artists Boris Vallejo and Jack Vettriano.
    Richard Savage says:

    Love the story Joseph, I read it as an ARC copy, i think it is the hottest of the three books in the series, though the other books are hot… If you have not read the other books in the risking love series, I would seriously suggest you add them to your reading list, I could not put them down.

  9. Ric:
    That was so sweet. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of Anthony. We know him as Tony, Jaq’s brother the Italian restaurant owner. Will he or won’t he get with Tessa perhaps the hottest of all the girls in the Risking Love series?
    Thank you,

  10. My copy of Joseph is sitting on my desk waiting to be read. I enjoyed Patrick and Nicolas so much, I couldn’t resist the third in the Risking Love series. I took a peek at the dedication to Joseph and cried when I read the poignant dedication to the author’s father, who was also named Joseph. This writer speaks from the heart. Congratulations on another release.

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