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Tuesday Teaser ~ Forever Yours

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

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They caught up as the day morphed into evening. As the sun lowered in the sky, he stood on the beach, toes buried in the sand as the warm water lapping over them. Down the beach, families enjoyed themselves and a few people jogged along the stunning sands.

He bit back his sneer as he thought about the long runs he would not be taking anytime soon. Therapy was supposed to help but he wasn’t exactly on board with doing it. His frustration mounting, he began walking along the shore.

Irritation mounting, he twisted sideways to avoid being hit by a jogger.

“Excuse me,” she called out as she continued by him.

Sean wondered if the ground hadn’t just fallen out from under him. only one woman in the world had that specific voice that skated along his skin akin to a crushed velvet blanket. His ex-wife.

Spinning around, gasping sharp at the pain radiating through his leg, he called out, “Rica?”

A fan of blonde hair briefly obscured her features before it fluttered back to settle around her face. Beneath the tan of her skin, she paled, blue-green eyes widening with a mixture of shock and disbelief.

Then the suspicion and wariness crept in, replacing the previous emotion. Reminding him of how they were when they divorced. Cold, wary, and not at all like the eyes that used to watch him when they were first married.

“Sean.”

The word fell from her lips slow, almost as if she were testing it out to see if she could actually speak his name.

Nervous all of a sudden, he raked a hand through his hair then dropped his arm when he realized she knew that was a anxious habit of his. She flicked her gaze around.

“What are you doing here?”

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Tuesday Teaser ~ Sass This

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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Kent stared at the woman lying in bed. Correction, his bed. His gaze drifted more than once to his bite-mark on her shoulder. His mind was still fuzzy in regards to how he’d gotten into the trap to begin with but he’d since healed.

After this woman had saved him, freed him, only to hot wire a stolen truck and race away from the poachers she’d sassed and challenged, he’d followed. Hell, he couldn’t have let her be anyway, he’d bitten her. She was his.

When she first opened her mouth and spoke, he’d forgotten about the steel trap around his paw. The soft velvet quality to her tone as it wove around him, awakened part of him he’d thought wouldn’t ever come alive. The part that told his kind, this is your mate.

Her accent had sounded familiar and he swore he scented wolf shifter on her, so he called his friend, Aric Wolfe, to see if she was one of his.

Turned out, she wasn’t and his friend hadn’t even heard of her. Kent had gone through her bag to find her personal information to be able to pass it along. His friend was the next Alpha of his pack and while he’d not taken over yet, he and his mate were more than up for the position.

Aric was one of the few wolves he trusted. His brothers were on the to-be-trusted list but then it grew sparse. He’d never felt like himself in the United States, always too crowded and not enough running room. Wolves had large territories but it was different for cheetahs. It was hard for him to get up to speed when he had to slow and dodge a bunch of crap like forests. Here on the savannah, he could run and play without all that.

She moaned and he was at her side, brushing those thick black sexy as fuck curls away from her face. Kent wanted her to open her eyes. Even his cat had responded the first time they’d locked eyes. Those striking pale green eyes that met his had only strengthened the vines holding them together.

Her hair moved like satin through his fingers and he wanted it to slide over his entire body. Fuck, even his cat wanted to come out and roll in it. His jaw ached as his canines lengthened in time with the raw lust and need growing within him.

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Tuesday Teaser ~ Black Sand

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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“Detective Texeira.” A brief pause. “Detective Lei Texeira.”

She wasn’t friends with the detectives in her city. Still not ringing any bells. You’d think if you had to ask who I was, you would be a bit more forthcoming in the deets on who the frack you were. “What can I do for you, Detective?” It had been on the tip of her tongue to call this woman “Dick” and for no other reason than it would amuse her. But that’s how her humor worked.

“Do you know an Ashlee Obin?”

Her blood thickened and ran cold. Ashlee was in Oahu for a ‘vacation’ that was more like a hunting trip. Ashlee had been a treasure hunter for as long as they’d been friends. She traveled all over the world doing this. And somehow, she’d recently come into possession of some documents and secretive knowledge of lost treasure near the islands. Offhand, Natasha couldn’t recall which island. All she remembered for sure was she had booked a room on Oahu.

“Are you there?”

She blinked a few times in rapid succession. After clearing her throat, Natasha adjusted on her seat. “I am and I do know her. Why?”

“You were listed as her emergency contact.”

A sigh of relief escaped. Injured she could handle.

“I’m afraid Ms. Obin is dead. In her phone you’re listed as her ICE contact.”

Her world fell silent as she met Zacharias’ gaze in the rear view. His mouth moved and somehow, she figured he was asking her if she was okay.

Was she?

No.

Most definitely not.

“Ms. Zion?”

Swallowing back her tears, she dug her nails into her palm, allowing another focal point on something other than this news she had to hear, but didn’t want to. “I’ll be on the first flight out I can get.”

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Tuesday Teaser ~ Delay of Game

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

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He took off his hat, raked a hand through his hair, and replaced it. “Which floor?”

She walked to the elevator bay with him close behind, dwarfing her. “Sixth,” she said, pushing the button once they’d stepped in. When the fans came hurrying after him, she watched him stop them all with a look.

“You seem to have that look of death down to an art form.” She crossed her arms and rested against the wall.

“I spent time with them; they don’t know when to quit. Push and I get pissed.”

She almost smiled. “I see.”

He turned and had her blocked in within seconds. She held her breath, waiting for him to make a decision to either kiss her or back away. The crooked bend in his nose, indicative of having been broken at least once, took him from being too beautiful and landed him square in the ruggedly sexy arena.

“I want to kiss you.”

His breath had a hint of mint and something else. Whatever it was, she longed to know if the taste would be as tantalizing.

“What’s the problem? I didn’t say no.”

“The fact—” he tugged on a curl by her right temple— “I don’t know if I’d be able to stop.”

Heat pooled between her legs, and she fought the urge to squeeze them together. She skimmed her tongue over her teeth and smoothed one hand along his chest. “Do you hear me saying for you to stop?”

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Tuesday Teaser ~ Watching You

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

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She could look him up and find out exactly who not just B was but every other person in this town but she didn’t have it in her. So, she shrugged it off, picked up two fries and popped them in her mouth, chewing with bliss.

“How long you been in law?”

A thick tanned arm reached over her shoulder and took some fries from her plate. The arm’s dark hair skimmed along her skin setting her pulse ablaze. “She’s been a Marshal for ten years now, haven’t you Mason?”

She would have collapsed had she not been on the chair. That voice, that face—when she glanced up at it—told her all she needed to know. Her one night stand when she’d been in Georgia for some training stood there. Patrick West. Not entirely true. He had been a one night stand but for years after that, they’d been meeting in secret for no holds barred sex over a night or weekend.

She hadn’t seen him in a few months and if anything, he’d gotten better with age. A common thought for her when it came to this man. His smoky gray eyes bore into her with an intensity no other man could even begin to compare to. He’d gotten broader, not fat, but all muscle. She had no trouble telling he’d bulked up. The way his green shirt hugged his torso made parts of her sit up and beg. For his touch. For her to dust off the cobwebs and get back to what it was made for.

She moved her eyes down over his body and took in the way his jeans hugged lean hips and powerful thighs.

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Tuesday Teaser ~ Embers of Lust

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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Riya didn’t even bat an eye. There was only one man who Todd called her boyfriend and that was octogenarian Emmett McGinty. With his tufts of white hair sprouting out at all angles, he reminded her a bit of just a crazy old loon, but she loved him. He never failed to make her smile and laugh.

“You know, you could just say you missed me, it would be okay.”

Todd narrowed his eyes at her and gestured for her to get moving. Chuckling, she stepped out into the diner and swept it with her gaze, locating Emmett in the back.

I missed you.”

With those three words, her world slowed. The entire thing. Her heartbeat grew loud in her ears while everything else faded. No matter where she went, or what she did, who she met in her life, this one voice had the power to render her into a pile of mush.

And the man who owned it…Cameron Liaci.

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Tuesday Teaser ~ The Wedding Snafu

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

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The chatter slowly died as she neared; everyone stared at her. One man at the end of the table wiped his mouth with the blue linen napkin and stood. Her heart skipped a few beats as he approached. Not one to put much stock in the lust at first sight aspect, she found herself doing a one-eighty on that at the sight of this man with his thick black hair—stylishly rakish and messy—tanned skin, and a body to die for.

Men shouldn’t be that attractive; it’s just not fair. And, it was not to mean the other men were ugly, for they weren’t. All could easily be on the cover of GQ. The women were beautiful—in that I’m-rich-and-cold way.

The man stopped before her, with a small uncertain smile, like the act of smiling wasn’t common for him.

“Mindy?”

God, he smelled divine. Teakwood and dark amber. “That’s me.” There wasn’t any hint of her brother’s childhood friend that she remembered; thankfully, her brother had said he would be there to meet her. “Donal, right?”

He took her hand, his dwarfing hers. “That’s me. Kurt called and said he couldn’t make it for a few days.”

Her pulse kicked into high gear, and she attempted to retrieve her hand, but he held on. There were some calluses that teased her skin, making her desire things she had no business thinking about.

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Tuesday Teaser ~ Fire Devil

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

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“Figure that out on your own, Ms. Moyer, or was it the fact the papers mentioned witnesses saw a male figure setting the blaze?”

The voice sent shivers all through her. She squeezed her eyes shut, praying for both the strength to remain professional and to keep her hormones in check. Both were long shots but she sent up the request regardless. “Done playing with your hose, Liaci?” She pivoted slowly on her heeled boots. Her body had to be attached to electrodes when it came to this man.

Carter Liaci.

She brushed a blonde tendril back from her sweaty face. “Never mind. I forgot that play doesn’t take very long at all.”

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Teaser Tuesday ~ Icy Dare

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

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Dorian wasn’t impressed by the posturing. Not at all. He slanted a glance to her before placing all his attention back on the man. He stepped closer and, in a second, had the man’s hand at an awkward angle as the ass was on his knees, pain encompassing his features.

“The lady said it wasn’t necessary. I’m telling you to leave her the fuck alone before I begin removing body parts.”

“Let me go,” he begged.

Behind the bar, she watched with wide eyes, shock, and confusion.

“Come here,” Dorian ordered with a jerk of his head.

She maneuvered around the bar and walked up to him, waving off the bouncer who had begun in their direction. “Yes?”

“What do you want me to do with him?”

She cocked a brow. “Do?”

“Yes, do. Let him walk out or throw him out? Your choice, but he’ll never”—he growled—“bother you, again.”

“Let him leave. I can’t have you throwing all my patrons out bleeding.”

Dorian released him and slid closer to her. Damn it all, his fingertips burned to touch her. Caress. He watched the idiot stumble as he scrambled away.

“Who are you?” she whispered the query, keeping it between them solely.

He thought about how best to tell her. Another two men left, and the others stared at them. Dorian snaked an arm around her, drawing her flush against him.

It wasn’t fair. The press of her curves reminded him he wasn’t dead but a man who’d been away from women for a long time.

“Yours,” he replied, capturing her mouth with his.

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Guest Author – Nan O’Berry – Teaser Tuesday

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Happy Tuesday, y’all! Hope all is going well as we head into the final days of July.

Today I have guest author, Nan O’Berry, who just had a release come out dealing in and around the Pony Express. So, for all those historical lovers, check it out!

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Hi all,
I want to thank Aliyah Burke for allowing me a bit of her space.
I’m Nan O’Berry. I write contemporary and historical sweet romances. I am thrilled to have a indie release called Always, Clay. Clay is a pony express rider for Three Rivers Station. He and several other riders will be sharing their stories in six books written by myself and Reina Torres.
Check out Always, Clay.
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The Express took men and rode them hard across the West. That adventuring spirit belonged to the men, full of life, ready for whatever met them on the trail, everything, except for love.
Clay Adams longs for a place to fit in. He finds one with the Hawkins family and the express, but a chance meeting in the general store changes his goals. A soft smile, a single hello has him wanting to see the daughter of a rancher and wondering if it’s possible to fall in love at first sight?
Emma Rawlings, the only daughter of the Rawlings family, wants to begin the big adventure of carving out a ranch with her soul mate. She meets one of the express riders at the general store. His soft spoken tone and nod of his head sends her heart to flutter. Could he be the one?
Life in the Wild West is never simple. Someone is bent on causing trouble for the Express and Clay is caught in the cross-hairs. Ambushed, shot, and left for dead, Clay must find his way back to Emma, but has he the right to bring Emma into such a dangerous union or is family something that he’ll just never have?
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