Posts Tagged ‘Worth The Risk’

The 5th Day of Christmas Giveaway!

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

 

I’m having a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

I have a plan for December!

Christmas Music Videos!

No, that’s not my plan, though I am going to share some of my favorite holiday music with you.

The plan is to give away one of my ebooks for 12 days this December.

The catch is that it’s only on the even days.

 

Rules

Beginning, on December 2nd and ending on December 24th.

Winners will be selected randomly from whoever leaves a comment.

Each day’s giveaway will be left open for 3 full days.  All posts go up at 6 am EST.

Leave a comment if you’re interested in winning that day’s ebook.  No exchanges.

The final winner (for the December 24th giveaway) will be announced on December 27th.

 

Congratulations to the winner of the 3rd Day of Christmas Giveaway!

An e-copy of Sliding into Home goes to …

Jessica

 

Todays’s music video is…

Oh Holy Night

 

The E-book I’m giving away today is…

Her Choice

Excerpt: 

 

He placed one large hand flat on the wall next to her head. “Yes?”

Her heart raced.

He leaned in closer. His eyes dropped to half-mast.

“I was wondering if…maybe…you might…”

He dipped his head to the right and brought his nose to the curve of her neck. He sniffed and nuzzled her skin. “You smell nice.”

The whisper of his words tickled her skin. Goosebumps broke out along her body. She gulped.

“What were you wondering, Lena?”

God, his voice—low, raspy, sexy—made her think of tangled sheets and sweaty bodies. His tongue lightly traced the sweep of her ear. She moaned and tipped her head slightly. He sucked her lobe between his teeth and nipped. She gasped. “I was thinking that…” She swallowed. He tucked his face into the space between her shoulder and her head. His breath warmed her flesh. Her nipples hardened to achy points beneath her shirt. She wanted his hands on her. She couldn’t stop from grasping his waist and clinging to his leather belt.

“Lena?”

“Hmm?” Wasn’t she the one trying to ask him a question?

“Look at me.”

She lifted her chin and opened her eyes, hesitant to see the look on his face, the desire she wished for in his eyes. When their gazes finally connected and locked, she couldn’t hold back a groan at the ravenous look he gave her.

“I’m going to kiss you.”

“Okay.” Was there any other answer?

His slow and sexy smile stripped away her breath. His hooded eyes mirrored the passion coursing through her veins. All sorts of naughty thoughts crowded inside her head.

He brushed his lips lightly across hers. He didn’t try to gain entry to deepen the kiss. He simply applied more pressure. He licked along her bottom lip and then the top. Then he pressed his mouth tight to hers.

Just as she was about to open to him, desperate for a taste, he was gone, taking his delicious heat with him. She opened her eyes. She didn’t remember closing them. She blinked to regain clarity.

“I’d like to see you tomorrow.”

“Okay.” Wow, what a witty conversationalist. Her teachers would be so proud.

He smiled again, but this time it was quick and more amused than carnal. He backed up, swiveled on his heel, and walked toward the front door, the bottom of his fitted jacket caressing his tight ass.

She fisted her hands. “Hey, wait.” The fog finally lifted, clearing her senses, presenting her with a larger vocabulary.

He turned and cocked an eyebrow.

“I thought you wanted a glass of water.”

“I got what I came for.” He gave her a cheeky wink. “Don’t forget to lock the door and set the alarm.” Then he was gone, the door closing with a soft click behind him.

Lena remained leaning against the wall. What had just happened? She gave her head a shake, pushed away and crossed the hallway to do as he’d told her.

Halfway up the stairs, on the way to her room, she paused and looked back to the front entrance. Perhaps getting him to fall for her would be much easier than she’d thought.

She just needed to remember she was in this for a short-term husband only. Not a friend. Certainly not a soul mate. She simply needed a marriage certificate with his signature on it.

 

 

Leave a comment below for an opportunity to win the e-book Her Choice.

Today’s question: What’s your favorite holiday treat? 

Post will remain open for comments for three days.

Winner will be announced on December 14th.

 

 

 

The 2nd Day of Christmas Giveaway!

Monday, December 4th, 2017

 

I’m having a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

I have a plan for December!

Christmas Music Videos!

No, that’s not my plan, though I am going to share some of my favorite holiday music with you.

The plan is to give away one of my ebooks for 12 days this December.

The catch is that it’s only on the even days.

 

Rules

Beginning, on December 2nd and ending on December 24th.

Winners will be selected randomly from whoever leaves a comment.

Each day’s giveaway will be left open for 3 full days.  All posts go up at 6 am EST.

Leave a comment if you’re interested in winning that day’s ebook.  No exchanges.

The final winner (for the December 24th giveaway) will be announced on December 27th.

 

Todays’s music video is…

Silent Night

 

The E-book I’m giving away today is…

Friends with Benefits

Excerpt: 

Angela sat cross-legged on the window settee. The brightness of the moon belied the late hour, pushing the shadows deep into the corners. The faint murmur of Tyler’s and Connor’s voices rose through the floorboards from the first level. She looked over at the rumpled bed sheets and then down at the journal lying open in her lap. She re-read her entry.

 

We did it. I actually did it. How much must Tyler love me to have granted me this particular fantasy? Who knew my husband had a kinky side? And, even though he encouraged me to play with Connor over the weekend, which…WOW…tonight was different. Very different. Tonight the man I’m committed to watched another man make love to me. He helped another man make love to me. No jealousy. No competition. Only mutual excitement, sharing and exploring.

Honestly, it was a little weird at first. But, knowing Tyler trusted Connor made me feel secure. Though I guess I should have known he’d arranged the whole thing. I just didn’t think his surprise would include his best friend.

Oh, my. I can still feel their hands and their lips gliding over my body. The way they touched me, as if I were made of spun sugar. They kissed me. First their lips soft and sensual, and then demanding, scorching, as though they couldn’t get enough. I’ve never felt so alive, so beautiful, so treasured.

Few words were spoken. Few were needed.

“Let’s tie her up.” I’ll never look at Tyler’s silk ties the same way.

“Your skin is so soft, like flower petals.”

“You smell like vanilla, but you taste like some exotic brand of honey.”

They were so in tune to each other. Their hands guided me where and how they wanted me. All I could do was moan and sigh—until the end. Sometimes they took turns, sometimes they played with me together. At times it was almost too much. Having four hands or two tongues pleasuring me…my body hummed like a tuning fork. The energy they created…oh…I could almost feel the blood rushing hot and thick through my veins.

The blindfold hid them from me, and I so wanted to watch. But, I admit, I had no difficulty telling them apart. Their bodies are similar in build, but they are different in every other way.

The only thing that could have made it better would have been to feel both men inside me at the same time. Being sandwiched between two gorgeous men…that’s something I think many women fantasize about. I imagine my body would struggle to accommodate them, but in the end they would win. I think I’d forget to breathe.

My mouth’s watering as I write this. My body tingles. Should I be ashamed of how I feel? How will Tyler react now that it’s over? Was this a one-time event? How do I tell my husband I’m counting the hours until we can do it again?

 

Angela paused and raised her head when the bedroom door opened, and her husband walked in, a knowing smile on his handsome face.

 

 

Leave a comment below for an opportunity to win the e-book Friends with Benefits.

Today’s question:  What’s your favorite holiday song? 

Post will remain open for comments for three days.

Winner will be announced on December 8th.

 

 

 

The 1st Day of Christmas Giveaway!

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

 

I’m having a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

If you saw yesterday’s post then you know I have a plan for December!

Christmas Music Videos!

No, that’s not my plan, though I am going to share my favorite holiday music videos.

The plan is to give away one of my ebooks for 12 days this December.

The catch is that it’s only on the even days.

 

Rules

Beginning, on December 2nd and ending on December 24th.

Winners will be selected randomly from whoever leaves a comment.

Each day’s giveaway will be left open for 3 full days.  All posts go up at 6 am EST.

Leave a comment if you’re interested in winning that day’s ebook.  No exchanges.

The final winner (for the December 24th giveaway) will be announced on December 27th.

 

Todays’s music video is…

Home for Christmas

 

The E-book I’m giving away today is…

Worth the Risk

Excerpt: 

Ten years. Molly stood rooted to the ground as her friends welcomed Tanner back, looking away each time his glance clashed with hers. Should she stay, get it over with, or run and hide? Was he home to stay or was this simply a visit? She knew his parents didn’t see him as often as they’d like. He’d fled to Vancouver, and as far as she knew, he’d never been back, forcing them to travel west to see their son.

Tanner had left their apartment late that night and never returned. He didn’t even show up for graduation.

Molly had stayed in Ottawa. She enjoyed living in the city, and she loved her job as a magazine editor. She excelled at it, and had friends there. However, these trips were the highlight of her existence. Each year, she needed to reconnect with the people who really understood her. After losing her parents, this annual get together grounded her.

The crunch of gravel drew her gaze. A dark blue SUV rolled in behind her red Mazda. The last of the bunch, Matt, picked the perfect moment to arrive. However, the placement of his car created an effective barrier. She wasn’t going anywhere now.

He climbed from his car and retrieved something from the back. Colleen jogged over to help him. Desperate for a distraction, Molly dragged her attention from Tanner and, through sheer force of will, switched it to Colleen and Matt. They rummaged around for a couple minutes in the back of his car and then backed out with three trays of coffees and two boxes of donuts.

Caffeine and sugar. That should make her feel better. A beer would work faster.

She kept a speculative eye on Tanner through lowered lashes. Time passed in a haze of memories. When Tanner extricated himself from the group and sauntered toward her, she jerked back to the present, straightening her spine and standing.

He studied her, his head cocked slightly to the right. He approached as though he expected her to flee. With each step that brought him closer, her heartbeat picked up and her nipples hardened until they peaked to stiff points beneath her shirt.

Molly crossed her arms over her chest. Warmth unfurled low in her belly. She couldn’t do much about her damp panties. It had been a long time, but seemingly, her heart and her body hadn’t suffered from memory loss and after a decade of yearning, decided to go for broke.

Tanner stopped five feet away and then closed the distance by three. She’d forgotten how tall he was. His dark hair grazed his shoulders in a shaggy, but masculine mess. The years had been kind to him. Her mouth watered for the second time today. And again, some oxygen would be nice.

He wore a pair of chocolate brown boots, well-worn jeans, and a body-hugging black T-shirt made with his specific measurements in mind. It outlined every muscle he had, and he had plenty. She pressed her lips together, tight. No need to embarrass herself by drooling.

“Hello, Molly.” His voice was deeper, his face leaner, and though he’d dropped his shades over his eyes to block the glare of the setting sun when he got out of the car, she remembered their swirling gray depths. Regardless of his mood, looking into his eyes always made her picture an overcast day, the clouds heavy with the promise of rain.

“Tanner.”

The sounds of her friends talking, other campers arriving and setting up, and children playing a game of tag over in the field all became background noise, fading away while they stood, drinking each other in. He had matured. His body, his demeanor, everything about him spoke volumes of the man he had become—a harder version of the young man she had known, of the boy she had loved. He oozed confidence and sensuality.

Her body hummed its approval. Visions of her arms and legs, entangled with his, danced through her head. Good thing she packed extra undies.

Colleen chose that moment to interrupt them, strategically placing herself between their bodies. How her friend managed to avoid getting singed, Molly would never know. “Hey, you two. Grab a drink, or a coffee and a donut, and let’s catch up. We’re all dying to know what you’ve been up to, Tanner.”

 

 

Leave a comment below for an opportunity to win the e-book Worth the Risk.

Today’s question:  Do you have any special plans this holiday season? 

Post will remain open for comments for three days.

Winner will be announced on December 6th.

 

 

 

Have you taken the risk yet?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Molly is ready to spend the holiday with friends. It’s the highlight of her year—or it was, until Tanner showed up. Her high school crush is all grown up, sexy as sin, and he’s demanding answers—answers Molly isn’t sure she can give.

When the woman he loved told him she needed space, Tanner gave her ten long years.  Now he’s back. He’ll settle for closure but hopes for a future. Sex with Molly is scorching hot and brings back plenty of memories.

When they’re together, it’s clear they were never meant to be apart.

Cover Credits:

Models: Lance Jones – Tattoo model & Kimberleigh Michelle
Photographer: Kruse Images & Photography: Models & Boudoir
cover designer Bookin’ It Designs

“It’s been a long time, Molly. I want you to know that I’m over it. I’m over what happened. How it ended. But I do need to understand. I need to know. Why did you break up with me? I thought we had a good thing.” He focused on her face. Without the aid of the campfire, he tried to search her eyes in the darkness, hoping he might somehow read her mind. “I never forgot you.” Not for a day in the ten years since he’d seen her, had he forgotten how she looked, what she smelled like. How good it felt to hold her, to touch her.

To kiss her.

To make love to her.

Raw, undiluted pain filled her eyes. It was a brief flash, and his gut clenched at the token glimpse.

“I don’t know what to say to you.”

He stepped in front of her and stopped, swiveling around to face her. She stumbled a bit on the gravel to avoid crashing into him. His hands clenched into fists in his pockets—the need to take her in his arms overwhelming. “Look at me.”

She lifted her chin, her head slowly tilting back until the features of her face were revealed. Even in the darkness, he saw uncertainty and panic struggling to stay buried behind those wide eyes. Regret sucker-punched him, but he couldn’t let it go that easily. After ten long years, he deserved answers.

Tanner grabbed her hand again, spun on his heel, and dragged her toward a path leading into the trees. She balked, pulling backward. He stopped again. “We should talk somewhere we won’t be interrupted.” Unrelenting, he leveled her with a look.

She lifted her shoulders and let them fall in a slow, fake shrug of indifference.

It had been a long time since he’d been into the park, but he remembered this footpath well. It wound around and would eventually come out behind where they were camped. She followed him until they came to a secluded spot a few feet off the main path. He walked over to a large tree, propped his back against it, shoved his hands in his pockets again, and braced one foot against the tree, hoping to appear casual.

Taking slow, cautious steps, she crept closer, stopping when she stood a few feet before him. “So you’re moving to Ottawa.”

“Actually, the deal’s not done yet.”

“But you said—”

“I know what I said, Molly. I do want to move back. But it depends on you.”

“On me? What does it have to do with me?”

“Are you seeing anybody?” The iridescent glow from the full moon filtered down through the branches, providing enough light for him to see her, but with her head ducked, her features were in shadow. He couldn’t see enough of her face or her eyes. He was desperate to see her eyes.

“Not that it’s any of your business. But no. Not at the moment.”

“I’m not either.”

She cast him a quick look of surprise. “Why aren’t you? You’re handsome and, from what I gather, successful. Why aren’t you married or committed to some lucky girl?”

He reached out and grabbed her hand, yanking her closer to him.

Gasping, she fell into his chest.

He gathered her close, spinning around to place her against the tree while he leaned in close to ensure she stayed put. She stiffened, surprise in her eyes.

“I’ve never forgotten you or what we had. You meant everything to me.” He put it out there. The pain he’d held in since that day she’d told him it was over, laced his words.

Molly dropped her gaze. “I never meant to hurt you.”

Shifting to the left, she made a move to step away from the tree, away from him, but he edged in close, stalling her. He placed his finger under her chin, tipping her face toward the moonlight. He gazed down into her eyes. “Why then? Why did you end it the way you did?”

“I had to… I… Never mind, I just had to.” She trembled as she choked out the last.

“I don’t understand. Did I do something wrong? Did I hurt you somehow?” His mind raced over their past, as it had many times, trying to figure out what happened. When things changed.

“Of course not.” Her conviction put him at ease, a little bit at least.

“Did somebody else do or say something?” Unexpected rage ripped through him. Good God, had somebody hurt her?

“No. No, it wasn’t anything you or anybody else did.” She tried to pull out of his grasp.

He held steadfast, closing the distance until his chest grazed hers. He pinned her to the tree.

“Please. Let me go.”

“I want answers.”

“I can’t—”

Standing this close to her, for the first time in years, her heart beating a rapid flutter against his chest did wild things to his body. His heartbeat sped up, sweat popped out on his forehead, and his cock hardened to steel. He dropped his gaze to her mouth. Her lush lips parted, warm breaths blew out in little spurts, fluttering against his neckline. He knew he shouldn’t rush this. He’d come with a plan to get her back, if she’d take him. But no way could he stop.

“I want the truth. I suppose I can wait a little longer if you’re not ready.” For answers. He could wait for answers. Touching her, tasting her, was a different thing altogether. “But I do have something I need to give you.” He hesitated, questioning his intention. Screw it. “I’m sorry, but I can’t resist, and you’re too desirable.”

He bent his head low, paused, and pressed his lips to hers. It should have been gentle, but it wasn’t. Unless she pushed him away, or told him no, the need to kiss her was vital, her taste essential.

She stilled.

He tensed, expecting her to do just that when she raised her arms and placed her palms against his chest. He held his breath, his body trembling while he waited. A heavy sigh escaped her mouth, and she curled the tips of her fingers into his shirt. With a soft whimper, she lured him closer, leaning into his body, taking his kiss.

A flood of emotions strangled him—anger, relief, basic sexual need. Pressing his highly aroused body solidly against hers, he flattened his palms against the tree on either side of her head. A moan rose from his chest. He swept his tongue inside her mouth, dueling with hers. He touched the soft insides of her cheeks and the smooth surface of her teeth, absorbing her unique essence, which was even better than he remembered. He drew back to lick along her bottom lip, placing small kisses at the corners, and then dove back in for more, angling for a closer connection. A sense of urgency began to build.

God, he’d missed this

~ * ~ 

Buy Worth the Risk Now:

Amazon US * Amazon CA * Amazon UK * Kobo * B&N * iBooks

It’s the Worth the Risk Cover Reveal

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Note: this is a re-release of my debut novel that was released in Jan 2013 through Etopia Press. Same title, different cover. The story has been re-edited and about 1200 words added to enhance the story, but it has not been significantly altered in any way. The book will be sold at a cheaper price than the original version, however, unless you would like an updated version, there is no need to repurchase the book.

A weekend of hot sex can’t erase past heartbreaks, but it might lead to a better tomorrow.

Molly arrives at a beautiful park, ready to spend the holiday camping with friends. This weekend is the highlight of her year—or it was, until Tanner Daivies showed up. Her high school crush is all grown up, sexy as sin, and he’s demanding answers—answers Molly isn’t sure she can give.

Years ago, Molly Simpson broke his heart. When the woman he loved told him she needed space, Tanner gave it to her—for ten long years.  Now he’s back. He’ll settle for closure but hopes for a future. Sex with Molly is scorching hot and brings back plenty of memories. When they’re together, it’s clear they were never meant to be apart.

It may be time to deal with the past. But is reliving it worth the risk?

 

“Come for me, baby.”

She froze. That quick, the climax that had been spiraling out of control fizzled and sputtered out. She collapsed against the bed and swallowed back an anguished cry, biting her lip hard in the process. “Stop.” She pushed him away when he reached for her and sat up, struggling to back up against the headboard.

“Molly, what’s wrong?” He remained on his knees at the side of the bed, confusion marring his handsome face.

She squeezed her eyes tight and sighed. When she opened them, his face shimmered out of focus. “Tanner—” She licked her dry lips to try again.

He waited.

Her heart cracked wide open. God help her, she couldn’t do this to him? Words fell from her mouth, stumbling over each other in her haste to spit them out.

But it wasn’t the words she’d practiced.

Tanner loved her. He’d want to take care of her. She refused to destroy his plans when he could do nothing anyway. “I can’t do this anymore. I think we should split up.”

His head lurched back, and an odd sound exploded from his throat. “What? Is this a joke?”

“No. It’s no joke. I’m sorry.” She grabbed the comforter, wrapping it tight around her body, right up to just under her chin. Distance. She needed distance.

“I’m confused, Molly. Everything’s been good. We’re graduating; we’re ready to begin our lives. What do you mean you can’t do this anymore? For Christ’s sake, we’ve been together forever.”

“I—”

He jumped to his feet and marched a few steps away. He stopped, spinning to stare at her, his mouth hanging open as he swept his arm back and forth between them. His words, when they came, filled her with anguish. “What the hell was this? A good-bye fuck?”

She flinched at the harshness in his voice. “I’ve been thinking a lot lately,” she tried. She hated this. But thought it best, for Tanner. He had such a bright future. “I’ve never been on my own. I need to be on my own for a little while.” Cold seeped into her fingers and toes. Tiny shivers racked her body. Molly held tighter to the blanket, willing her teeth not to chatter, not to stutter over the words she struggled to say. “We’ve never dated anybody else Tanner. Maybe—“

“Maybe what?” he demanded, his eyes a mix of anger and deep hurt.

“She gulped over the lie lodged in her throat. “I believe we owe it to ourselves to explore our options.” Inwardly she winced. What a grown-up piece of crap.

 

Cover Credits Go To:

Cover Photo: Copyright Kruse Images and Photography

Models:  Lance Jones and Kimberleigh Michelle

Cover Design: Bookin’ It Designs

 

Available Tuesday, March 7th!