Archive for May, 2018

Teaser Tuesday ~ Under the Mask

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

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Hot damn!

On one side, she could see a shield and a sword hung from the other. He had smooth copper skin and obsidian hair. Men in skirts weren’t supposed to look so good. Well, technically it wasn’t a skirt; it was a wrap, part of his tunic. Either way, the man looked delicious.

He flowed toward her, stopping when their feet were touching one another. “Hello, gypsy woman.”

Her belly exploded in a flurry of want and lust. She reached out and rested her hand against his bared chest. His skin was warm beneath her palm.

“Hello, Spartan.”

“You know the costume?” He sounded suitably impressed.

“Oh yeah. I came with Artemis, she informed me who everyone was.” Why tell him she had seen a lot of movies with Spartans in them when using Artemis as a reason for her knowledge seemed viable enough? The emblem holding his cape was a remake of the Spartan shield that bore upon it the letter lambda, which stood for Lacedaemon.

He stepped closer, brushing more of his hard body against her. “Interesting.”

“What is?” She had a hard time focusing on anything but him.

“That a gypsy would hang with a Greek goddess.”

She tucked a loose curl behind her ear with her right hand while her left touched his chest. “I am no fool. When she extended her invitation for me to walk with her, I took it. I had no wish to be turned into something small and slimy. I know how to play nice.” He chuckled, a deep and tempting sound. Her other hand joined the first. Goodness, he was solid. All over. “Although, I am curious about something.”

“Which is?”

She swallowed and licked her lips again. “I know about kilts, but what do Spartans wear under their wraps?” Her fingers smoothed along his sides enjoying the taut skin, the heat of him, and the feel of a man.

“I could tell you. Or.” He leaned down, brushing her cheek with his own and continued, “I could show you.”

Her lids fluttered as desire struck hard and deep. This was what she needed. A night of mindless sex with a hot-as-fire stranger.

Readjusting her arms so they surrounded his neck, she held his gaze. The five-inch heels helped bring her closer yet she still had to stretch to place her mouth within millimeters of his.

“Show me,” she breathed.

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Sunday Sentiment

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

sunsen3The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.

~Elisabeth Foley

Saturday Selection ~ Unfinished Business by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

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Friday’s First Liners ~ And We’ve Come Full Circle, Book 2 Graham Family series

Friday, May 25th, 2018

AndWeveCome MDJasira Graham opened the door to her Nissan Pathfinder and slid inside slamming the door on the crisp fall day.

Tuesday Teaser ~ Seducing Damian

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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He couldn’t help it. She was beautiful. Her skin was the most perfect shade of brown he had ever seen. A red dress clung lovingly to her curves. Her hair, unlike most women there, was unrestrained and landed past her shoulders.

Clasped in one feminine hand was a drink that appeared to be untouched. Damian moved toward her.

Sekhmet saw him approaching, felt his perusal, and she deliberately kept her eyes on the display before her. For once she was hesitant. She had visited this man in his dreams, watched him from afar, and now, she couldn’t begin to formulate a sentence. “Talios, I need you.”

Regardless of where it appeared she was staring, Sekhmet was well aware of the man striding towards her. Everything about him. The assured steps that carried him across the marbled floor told everyone there of his confidence.

The cut of the fabric of his suit coat, and pants didn’t escape her notice, especially the way they accented his lean hips and broad shoulders. How his white shirt stretched across the broad chest. Her golden gaze didn’t miss a bit of it.

Indigo eyes had honed in on her while the black hair on his head fell in a stylish yet somewhat unkempt manner. His direction was evident, straight at her. Each powerful step his over six-foot body made created a pool of wetness in her, a feat no man had ever been able to do before. Sex had just been sex, nothing more, nothing less.

“Goddess?” Talios’ voice entered her head.

Sekhmet knew he was nearing as well, but all her focus was on the mortal, Damian Memphis Keith. “I don’t get it, Talios. I don’t understand these feelings he creates within me. I’m a far cry from a virgin. I’ve been with multitudes of men during my lifetime. I’ve killed more without hesitation, but…this man…this mortal man, has the power to make me sweat.”

Talios’ deep laughter filled her head.

“Are you mocking me, Talios?” She turned the crystal stem in her fingers, refraining from drinking any of the bubbly liquid.

More of his laughter rang inside her head, helping to put her at ease. “Never, Goddess.” His response was fast and laced with humour.

Of all her bed partners, Talios included, none had the ability to affect her like this man did. If mortals went through this all the time, it was no wonder they were miserable.

“Good evening,” Damian said. Everything about this woman called out to him. He wanted to touch her smooth skin, kiss her full lips and make love to her until they both passed out from exhaustion. His drink-free hand clenched into a fist to keep from reaching out and caressing her.

Seconds before she responded, a large man appeared at her side. Damian felt dwarfed by him and his stomach churned over the loving and familiar smile she sent the man. He had to swallow back the bile that rose in his throat.

Finally, her attention fell to him. She met his gaze and smiled at him this time. “Hello.”

Damian became as hard as stone at the mere sound of her voice. It was the same voice from his dreams. Only this time…she was real.

“I’m Damian. Professor Damian Keith.” He offered his hand while taking in her beauty.

“My name is Amenitré Seini.” She placed her soft hand into his. The feeling of abandonment he had felt when his mysterious presence left him vanished at her touch. “And this is Talios.”

It was so hard for Damian to tear his gaze away from his dream woman. Her beauty was so powerful it actually hurt. Placing his gaze on the man beside her, he nodded. “Nice to meet you.” His hand stayed clasped with hers, the softness of her skin evoking a maelstrom of emotions within him.

Coal black eyes assessed him. “Professor Keith,” was the reply that the giant emitted.

Indigo met tawny as Damian focused back on the woman who held his gaze directly. She did pull her hand free of his grasp, but her eyes stayed upon him. “I have to tell you, I love your name. It is very beautiful,” he admitted, even while he admired how her dress embraced her figure.

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Sunday Sentiment

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

sunsen3A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

~Arnold Glasow

Saturday Selection ~ Target of Mine by M.L. Buchman

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

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Friday’s First Liners ~ Fracture, Book 2 Cottonwood Falls series

Friday, May 18th, 2018

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New Release ~ Tequila Smash

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Happy Wednesday!!

New series and a new release out today with @TwistedEPub.

This series is set in Hawaii and centers around a bar called Last Call, run by an old Marine who everyone calls Dogfish. Eight stories are coming and here’s a look at book one.

#military #contemporary #Hawaii #book1 #lastcall series

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It started at the bar…

Ellie Forrester has been bartending at Last Call for nearly five years now, having left Nebraska and an unpleasant past for a new start in Hawaii. There is one man who makes her think of more than work and he’s a frequent visitor to the bar.

Bennett Harvey, ex-SEAL, spends a lot of his time at the military hangout, Last Call, for the main reason of being able to see the bartender who’s had his eye for years. One night there’s an opportunity and he’s not about to miss out.

Their one night stand leads to more but when her past rear’s it’s ugly head, can they overcome the obstacles in their path?

 

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New Release ~ Returning to The Edge

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

returningtotheedge_PromoSquareTB_outnowHappy Tuesday!

Just dropping in to let y’all know about my new release from @Totally_Bound This is book 3 in my series there #TheEdge

Returning to The Edge

Genre: Contemporary romance

Format: Ebook

Price: 99c

Link: https://amzn.to/2JazM9c

 

Blurb:

Patience truly is a virtue.

As the baby of the family, veterinarian Mary Meyers is used to being overlooked and overshadowed. Back home, she indulges in a one-night stand with her eldest brother’s friend. He’s more than she thought he would be, but she isn’t sure she’s ready for another commitment.

Ron Glennon falls hard and fast for the youngest Meyers child. He wants more than just a clandestine relationship with her but she’s hesitant. He backs off and lets her have her way even though it’s killing him inside. Finally, the time comes for her to choose. Will he get to keep her after she’s returned to The Edge?

Here are the others in the series.

The links are in the images and the third one is coming out in June:

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Sometimes what you think you need least is what you need most

Coming Jun:

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Sometimes the connection is there before you realize it’s cuffed you