Saturday Snippets


This week’s snippet theme is one of my favorites. I’m a firm believer in the saying “Laughter is the best medicine” and I often try to incorporate humor in to my books. Recently, I participated in a series with some amazing Ellora’s Cave authors called the Cougar Challenge. My book, Assume the Positions is book five in the series and it was my first serious attempt at romantic comedy. I had a blast writing it and thought I’d share a bit of it with you.

assumethepositions_msrAssume the Positions snippet:

At seven o’clock on the dot, her doorbell rang. She took a deep breath as she opened the front door—awestruck by the sight of Ethan on her doorstep.

He was wearing new blue jeans and a dark green button-down shirt. He let out a catcall whistle and grinned. She felt herself blush at his appreciative look.

Then her gaze drifted down to enjoy every yummy inch of him, her eyes lingering on his muscular arms before taking in the image of his strong legs encased in the tight denim. His light chuckle forced her eyes back to his face.

“Are you going to invite me in or are we going to do this thing on the front porch?”

She rolled her eyes at his cocky tone. “I’m not so sure we’re going to do any thing at all.”

She closed the door as he walked past her, surprised when he turned and slowly pushed her forward, pressing her stomach against the wood and caging her in. She was completely surrounded by his body, his strength, and she shivered with desire when his lips brushed against her ear.

“Assume the position,” he said, his voice husky, deep, sexy as hell. “Or should I say positions? We’re going to do so many things tonight, Rachel, you’ll need to keep a list to remember them all. Now are you going to play nice or do I need to whip out the handcuffs already?”

“You brought your handcuffs?” she asked breathlessly, the idea of being restrained one of her favorite fantasies.

He laughed softly. “Oh yeah, what kind of cop would I be if I traveled without them?”

His close proximity, the smell of his cologne, slowly eased her fears and she felt her inner minx emerging, ready to play. “What about your gun?” she asked. “Did you bring that too?” As she spoke she reached behind her, teasing his erection with her fingers to make her meaning clear.

He took her hand in his and pushed her palm firmly against the front placket of his jeans, letting her feel his undeniable arousal. “Oh yeah, baby. I brought the big gun tonight and believe me, it’s loaded and ready to roll.”

Assume the Positions is available at Ellora’s Cave.

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Posted January 30, 2010 by Mari Carr in category "Uncategorized


  1. By Cris Anson on

    Mari, I absolutely loved Assume the Positions! And what positions they were LOL! It was so much fun, not to mention HOT. Thanks for writing it.

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