Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sultry Summer Blog Hop September 11-16

Welcome to Sultry Summer Reads Blog hop. Now to be honest, I, for one, am ready to kick summer to the curb. It's been a long one, but you know what? We'll go out in style by celebrating this blog hop.

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For my Summer Sultry Post I decided to share an excerpt of one of my books, Baby Stetson.  It's a pretty steamy kiss that makes lights up the night like a hot summer sky. :)  This scene is not that explicit and it has one curse word in it but it's fairly mild 

To give you a little background on the scene, Avery Callimer is with Lucas, looking for some late dinner at the inn her parents run, and she winds up with a big surprise when he kisses her- right there in the middle of the inn's kitchen!

“Wow.  This is a nice kitchen,” Lucas said, closing the door behind him.

Avery faced him.  “You like to cook?”

“Oh yeah.  I learned at a young age that I had to take care of myself, so I taught myself to cook.  Now it’s something I enjoy.”

“Are you good at it?”

“I’m good at a lot of things, Avery.”  Lucas closed the gap between them.

Too close, too close!

She couldn’t back up anymore, though.  Behind her was the counter.  Her back was already pressed up against it.  Lucas looked at her like he wanted to devour her.


“I know I need to stay away from you, Avery.  All I want is one kiss.  I’ve got to taste you.  Tell me no, right now, and I’ll back away.”

Lucas pressed his body to hers.  He slid his arms around her waist, pulling her to him.  His face, only inches from hers, lowered.  “Tell me now, Avery.  Because if you don’t, I’m going to kiss you.”

Don’t!  No!  Yes!  Do it!  No!

She couldn’t get the words out.  All she could think about were Lucas’s lips, mere inches from hers, sexy, tempting, inviting.  Avery opened her mouth to say something, but no words came out.

“I’m not supposed to be so attracted to you, Avery,” Lucas whispered, then his lips crashed down on hers.

He cupped her face, pulling her into his kiss.  She didn’t even have time to decipher what that comment meant.  Avery tilted her head upward, responding to his kiss.  She wrapped her arms around his broad shoulders as her fingers dug into them.  Holy hell, this  man  could  kiss.  The  deep  urgency  of  his kisses drove her mad.

“Lucas,” she muttered against his lips.  His touch was lethal.  It wasn’t supposed to feel this good.  Or amazing.  Or sensational.  Avery wasn’t supposed to react to him this way.  She didn’t even know this man!  Oh, but she knew his gaze, so intent on her, and she was fixated on him.

“Yes, Avery?”

He trailed kisses along her neck now.  Desire burned within, igniting quickly.  His lips were back on hers now.  He darted his tongue out, touching the corners of Avery’s lips, pushing his way in gently.  Avery opened for him, needing another taste.  Lucas’s erection pressed into her, only making her want him more.  She lost all senses, other than to kiss him.  Lucas hoisted her up, still pressing her against the counter.  Avery squealed and wrapped her legs around him.  More fiery kisses came next.  His tongue was gentle, daring, inquiring. “Avery.”  He moaned against her lips, nipping lightly.  “I want to take you to-”

They broke apart as the sound of loud voices neared.  Lucas put her down quickly and backed away from her.

“Oh shit.”  Avery giggled, heart thundering in her chest, and blood roaring in her ears.  That was close.  Had anyone come in to see them, especially her parents … she’d never live it down.  Need pooled within her, but the distraction was probably a good thing, otherwise she didn’t know what would have happened next.  She could almost picture what they might have-  No, no.  She wouldn’t have let things go that far, not here!

The fact that she had to convince herself of that meant that she very well might have given herself to Lucas, right then and there.  What was wrong with her?  She never lost that much sense, not for anything or anyone.

Emotions heightened, she fidgeted with her hair, smoothing it back and straightening her clothes as if nothing happened.  Lucas still stared at her, that look of lust in his eyes, and smiled.  “Well, that was fun,” he teased.  If he was trying to ease the tension, it worked.  Avery laughed out loud.  Inside, she wasn’t.  How could she lose control like that?

Check out all the other authors participating!

NYT Bestselling Author Maggie Shayne

NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall

Marlie Bridges

DA Berry
JA Garland

Karen Rose Smith

Carole Avila

John Klawitter 

Bella Street

Lyndi Lamont

Brenda Dyer
Nikki Lynn Barrett

Susan Mac Nichol

Melissa Keir

Saturday, September 7, 2013

My Sexy Saturday September 7

Welcome to My Sexy Saturday! This is a fun little hop where authors are sharing snippets of their work, something that feels sexy to them. Everyone has a different opinion on what's sexy, so this is really fun to see what others come up with.

My Snippet today comes from my latest release THE MELODY IN MY HEAD. 

Melody is at work and Jameson gives her a call out of the blue and they have a short conversation. Here's today's snippet!

"That's good. Anyway, I don't want to keep you long. I was hoping maybe you'll wait up for me tonight, if you aren't too tired. I have something planned, if you're up for it."

That certainly caught her interest. "Really? What would that be?" What on earth would he plan for when he got home after eleven? And now she'd have to wait all day just to find out! Jameson had a way of driving her crazy even when he wasn't around. Damn him. Melody smiled.

"That, sweet Melody, is a surprise." Jameson chuckled.

He'd given her a nickname. Sweet Melody. Call her giddy and a sap, but she enjoyed it. Loved the way he treated her so well. She held back the tears. This was getting way out of hand. What right did she have to get his hopes up, let alone her own? She didn't know how to easily stay away from him anymore.

"Tell you what. If I'm asleep, you have my permission to come wake me." My, how the possibilities ran through her mind with that one. She'd do everything within her power to stay awake, but just in case...

Goosebumps broke out on her arms at the thought.

"Hmm. Now I'm not sure if I want you awake or asleep when I get home." He chuckled. "I'll let you get back to work. Until tonight. I'll be thinking of you." Jameson made a noise that sounded like a kiss, and disconnected the call.

Ahh, I love these two :) I have to say, Melody is a lucky gal to have snagged Jameson. ;) 

Be sure to check out the other participants in the hop. Thanks for stopping by! I'd LOVE to know what you think. 

Melody and Jameson on Amazon

Melody and Jameson on Barnes & Noble

Melody and Jameson on Kobo

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