Bibs and Bobs…
Lots of stuff going on, so I thought I’d do a “catch all” blog post today.
First of all, the Easter Blog Hop was great fun and I was thrilled to see so many folks come out to participate. I really enjoyed reading the comments about the covers. I must admit…as a writer, I’ve been extremely blessed with some beautiful covers. The winner of the print copy of Wild Days is June M. Thanks to everyone for hopping over!
Secondly, I’ve got lots of pans in the fire in terms of future releases. I hope you’ll check out the coming soon page to see what’s hitting the bookshelves in the next few months.
Finally, as I’ve mentioned before, Ellora’s Cave has lowered its prices on my books at third party vendors so that it now matches their website. As a Kindle owner, I can seriously appreciate the ease of “Buy with One Click”. I thought it would be fun to do a little excerpts party over the next few weeks. Each day, I’ll feature a different EC book along with a “red hot, never before seen” snippet.
Today–I’m showcasing Kiss Me, Kate, my very first EC book ever. I’m especially excited to share a bit of this book because I recently contracted the sequel, Three Reasons Why. Look for it to hit the EC site in June or July.
Kiss Me, Kate
Kate is blindsided when her husband cleans out their house and bank account before skipping town with another woman. Desperate to get out of her sister’s apartment, Kate jumps at the chance to help Rick and Wes, DEA agents whose latest case finds them in urgent need of a house-sitter.
Taking care of the old farmhouse is just what she needed. As the months pass, a stronger Kate emerges. She’s also developed an email friendship with Rick, and it isn’t long before they secretly begin starring in each other’s lust-filled fantasies. Problem is, after her failed marriage, Kate wants only a physical relationship. She’s terrified of losing her heart—which is exactly what Rick intends to capture upon his return.
They reach a compromise. One that involves explosive, no-strings sex—for now. Rick patiently deflects her fears and willingly slakes her passion while keeping his darker fantasies in check, afraid of scaring his shy, innocent lover. But unbeknownst to Rick, Kate has a few untapped fantasies of her own.
“Tonight I planned to seduce you.” She spoke so quickly he had to struggle to understand her words.
“Seduce me?” Her words hit him with the force of a two-ton truck. He anticipated having to convince her they should begin dating and as far as seduction, he thought he would be the one initiating any bedroom play. To hear she was thinking along the same lines thrilled and relieved him. Hell, more than that, he was aroused beyond belief.
Kate, obviously confused by his failure to respond, merely nodded and he watched her courage begin to waver in the face of his continuing silence.
“Seduce me,” he whispered.
Surprised by his acquiesce, Kate didn’t move at first. Then, as if awakening from a long sleep, she gave him the most seductive smile he’d ever seen.
Rising up to kneel beside him, she leaned forward and initiated a kiss so hot, Rick wondered if they would set off the smoke detector in this room as well. His shy angel turned into a vixen and Rick struggled to keep up. Her hands were touching him everywhere—in his hair, along his day-old beard, over his shoulders. Just when he thought she couldn’t surprise him any more, she threw a leg over his to straddle his lap, gripped the lapels of his flannel shirt and pulled roughly. The buttons popped as they tore from the material, but his wild Kate simply continued her assault, her fingers and lips toying with his now-hard nipples.
“Jesus.” His hands clung to her soft hair. It smelled like orchids. When he’d first come in tonight, she’d had it pulled away from her face in a fancy braid, but now it hung loose and long over her shoulders. He would have to make sure she always wore it down for him.
Small fingers at the button of his jeans caused his grip in her hair to tighten. For a moment, he thought he was hurting her as her fingers stilled, but her accelerated breathing clued him in—Kate liked his rough touch. Testing the waters, he pulled her hair again. This time Kate groaned, her hips thrusting against his upper thighs.
Beautiful, he thought. By God, she was the most beautiful, sensuous woman on earth and she was going to be his. He was going to teach her how to use all that latent sexuality with him. Before he could consider it further, Kate was moving off the couch, kneeling between his legs.
Dear Lord, maybe Kate had a few lessons of her own to share.