Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cover Reveal: Sleeping Tom by E.V. Fairfall



Sleeping Tom by E.V. Fairfall
Publication date: February 15th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Hitchhiking is a bad idea but Caden is desperate.

When she accepts a ride from the first car to come by she meets Gabriel. He’s her age, hot, and the closest thing she has to a savior. Problem is, he is a total jerk. With nowhere to go, Caden convinces Gabriel to let her stay with him for one night. He reluctantly lends a couch.
That night Caden wakes up to strange noises. Concerned, she rushes into Gabriel’s room, already anticipating his bad temper. Instead, he’s kind, sweet, and suspiciously harmless—nothing like the man who gave her a ride. He seems like a different person altogether, and claims he is. By night he is Tom, and by day he is Gabriel. Caden finds herself drawn to the mysteries hidden in his eyes.

For Gabriel, Caden is an annoying mistake. One night turns into many, and despite all his anger towards her, she stays. She even seems to accept him and his flaws, but he still doesn’t trust her—is she staying for him, or has she already discovered more than he’s willing to share?




AUTHOR BIO:

I love to write just as much as I love to read. I try to read a book per week, which doesn’t always work out, but it’s the thought that counts. Aside from all that I am a huge animal person.

Transformed is my first novel, but it isn’t my first publication; I’ve had several short stories published over the last two years. My main goal as a writer is to explore humanity and to give people something fun to read.

Author links:

Cranberries & Spice Blog Hop

Visit all the participating blogs in the Cranberries & Spice Blog Hop! Comment below to win an eBook from my backlist.

Hope everybody has a great Thanksgiving! Every year at this time I can't help but think of George Carlin's joke: "You ever notice nobody seems to get laid much on Thanksgiving? Must be all the coats on the bed." I've written a few holiday-themed romances, but not Thanksgiving.

My most recent holiday story is part of the Hot Holiday Treats box set. "Holiday Bliss" is part of my Love is Bliss series, which is set in a town full of shifters. It's set in a post-Hurricane Sandy town with the community rebuilding in time for Christmas. The matriarch of an affluent panther shifter family catches the eye of a younger, blue collar hottie. The weather may be cool, but they find ways to stay warm.

I wrote "Holiday Bliss" specifically for the box set. All the authors involved are part of the Silken Sheets and Seduction group, and we had so much fun putting it together. As I understand, sales have been good, and I'm happy for that. The book set is just 99 cents, so I hope you'll check it out.

About the Book


An ARe Bestseller!
An Amazon Category Bestseller!

8 Sexy Holiday Stories to keep you warm on cold winter nights!

Cozy up with eight complete novellas full of love, lust, and winter magic by award winners and the ladies of Silken Sheets & Seduction. From cowboys to demons, we’ve got hot holiday treats to warm you up.

A Cowboy’s Christmas Wish by Sorcha Mowbray

When rancher Ford Grayson saunters out of Melissa Adams’ past and into her bar, she’s determined to take him for a ride and kick him to the curb. Payback’s a bitch. But, the cowboy is determined to make his very own Christmas wish come true.

Just’s Desserts by Rachel Kenley

Dessert as foreplay? Justine saves her passion for the desserts she creates. Adam pours his focus into work. Together, something is going to melt.

A Demon’s Gift by Jocelyn Dex

Cordelia, a demon hunter trainee who daydreams of Christmas, fights to resist Argoth, the sex demon, who inflames her desire and reveals a truth that turns her world upside down.

Furry Christmas by Sotia Lazu

Alice’s lonely holidays take an interesting turn when a stray dog walks into her life. Little does she know he could be her Prince Charming, if only she believed in magic.

Holiday Bliss by Leigh Ellwood

Two years after Hurricane Sandy, panther shifter Sheila Houlihan has finally rebuilt her home in the shore town of Bliss, New Jersey. She looks forward to her first Christmas there, if only Jonah will finish with the interior painting. Jonah, however, is interested in being more than Sheila’s handyman.

To Capture a Yeti by Eva Lefoy

An ambitious reporter is determined to prove to the world Yetis exist, even at the cost of her life. But when she’s confronted with the truth, will she choose fame and fortune or keep the secret and the man she desires all to herself?

Longest Night Loving by Daisy Banks

Cursed elf Miles has waited for centuries in the hope a woman will free him from the curse binding him to this house. Will his beautiful visitor pass the test and prove she is the one who he can love?

Caging the Wolf by Sofia Grey

Jessie has fallen in love with the perfect guy, Levi, but there’s one tiny problem. The blue-eyed hunk only exists in her dreams.




Friday, November 21, 2014

TGIF: Time to Read Pt. II - The Wrath of Khan

Spoilers for Stephen King below.

Before I get down to the weekly survey of books, I wanted to acknowledge that Leslie Feinberg passed away this week. I became aware of Feinberg's work (and transgender issues in general) about twenty years ago when I picked up a copy of Stone Butch Blues as part of an online reading group devoted to feminist and gender studies. At the time I worked in a college library, having dropped out of grad school, and I was looking into a few certificate programs. After getting sucked into numerous feminist listservs I found the book club but missed the first discussion.

Like most online gatherings in which I participated, the group fizzled out mid-discussion, which is a shame because I loved the book. I've read so many books in my life, and most of them fade into ether with the passage of time, but Stone Butch Blues stayed with me. I couldn't give justice to the book, so I'll just say if you can find a copy read it. I understand it's out of print, but maybe it will see the light again as an eBook.

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Okay, reading time.

Just Finished


Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King - I'm giving this one 3 stars. It's not a horror in the paranormal sense, but a thriller with a rather horrific villain. One thing I've liked about King, regardless of what I thought of a specific book, is that he creates vivid characters. They aren't two-dimensional, and he has the ability to make us feel as though any ordinary person could be a homicidal maniac. Here, the maniac is a local geek with a fatal flaw - he has to take credit for work, and he's let his next target get under his skin.

In Mercedes, the maniac in question might remind you of a mega-disturbed Howard Wolowitz given his techno-savvy and odd relationship with his mother. Retired detective Bill Hodges is one click from ending it all, when "Mr. Mercedes" resurfaces after committing the crime Hodges hadn't solved on the clock. It's a fascinating cat and mouse game that builds toward the promise of a tense climax, but abruptly jerks in another direction. I see why now - King plans two more Hodges books. Whether this story will bleed into Book 2 I don't know, but at least I wasn't put off by this book. So the rest of the trilogy is on my radar, for now.

ARe / AMZ / BN / KOBO


Now Reading





Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann - Reeallly slow buildup to any murder action happening. There's more emphasis on Adolph Zukor and his problems than William Desmond Taylor, about whom I thought there'd be more focus.

AMZ / ARE / BN / KOBO

Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno - Still plugging away at this one. Trying to get back to it ASAP.

AMZ / ARE / BN / KOBO

The Immortals by Michael Korda - Finally, one for the Sideboob list. As far as Marilyn/JFK pr0n goes, it's more explicit than other stories I've read. Will go more into detail when I'm done.

AMZ / BN 


On the Radar


Little bit of everything:
  • Play On by Mick Fleetwood
  • Unfaded Glory by Sara Arden
  • The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery
  • Normal by Graeme Cameron
  • Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
I finished a submission for an anthology call this week, starting a new one. Tomorrow is reading day, though, so more on that Monday.



Book Blast: December Rain by A.L. Goulden

Now Available: December Rain by A.L. Goulden
(August Fog #2)
Publication date: November 25th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance

Synopsis:

Monica and Alex Waters have spent that last few months working to repair a broken marriage and rekindle their passion. Just as they start finding their spark, Quinn Matthews and his escalating career resurfaces, but this time Alex makes the decision to let Monica go.

The devastation of losing her high school sweetheart, her home, and even her dog twists Monica down a destructive path that alienates her from her closest friends and lands her on Quinn’s couch. Despite her efforts to resist jumping into his arms again, the spark between them reignites and sweeps her away on a whirlwind holiday adventure. She finds that falling in love with Quinn’s family and lifestyle is as easy as falling for his ocean colored eyes. The problem is that it’s all too easy, and when she sees that Quinn’s reinvented life has completely shifted towards her dreams, she starts to question whether he’s too good to be true.

Quinn has a secret that was never meant to be kept this long, but will Monica be able to trust another man who’s lied? And now that Quinn’s got his happily ever after in sight, he’s not about to let her go or share her with another man.




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AUTHOR BIO:

I'm a designer, author, wife and dog-lover living in the South Pasadena area of California. I got my BFA in Film Production from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, but my love of a good story came way before college. I remember writing my first full story in fifth grade on a typewriter. I cut and pasted it into a book, complete with cardboard cover and taped binding. Things have changed a lot since then. With the magnificent digital age I can produce books and give them to the world without a sticky mess. In college numerous instructors and peers praised my dialogue pushed me to hone my storytelling skills. Of course the need to cut and paste was still there, so I went into the world of Production Design and Art Direction for films and television. It gave me the ability to connect design to storytelling in a way that no other career can. The past 18 years have spun a unique perspective on visually emotional tales of relationships and the thread that ties all things together. Now I'm shifting focus on the driving force that brought me here... stories. I hope that I can share a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit in all of the above.

Author links:

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Muddle: Muddling Through

I finished Mr. Mercedes last night. Like, not a love, not enough to cause another author breakup. So, Revival goes on the TBR but I won't get to it immediately. I have Mick Fleetwood's memoir to read, but early buzz is less than enthusiastic about it. Forcing myself through Tarkin and Tinseltown, so I might take a break from both and start on another book. In the meantime, I have a nice bag of finished books to take to the security guard at my husband's work. He'll read anything, and I've given him mystery and sci fi and romance. I like that I can give a book to somebody and know they will pick it up just because.

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I used to acquire stories for a small publisher, and throughout a year we'd hold several special calls for shorts. It's fun to make up themes for these calls, and a challenge to do something another publisher hasn't done. Ten years ago everybody had a Zodiac and/or Tarot line - it was insane. One thing I found amusing about calls was the last minute slide under the door, when authors submitted stories almost at midnight of the deadline.

I'm about to commit that last-minute slide myself. I'm looking into anthologies that want shorts of about 5k (if you've followed new of another publisher, it's related to that). There's a deadline this Friday and I'm almost done with an MM short to send. If I don't make that book, I plan to use it toward another Coming Together contribution.

Coming Together has a line called "Treasures" which takes all the contributed shorts from one author into a collection benefitting charity. I have two MM stories out soon which total about 15K. I'd need 20K minimum for digital, 50K for print. Print's not a concern for me these days, but a large collection would be nice, so I plan to write a bit to make this happen. Only thing left is to decide on a charity.

We donate often to cancer-related organizations, and to homeless shelters. Because a collection would be all MM, perhaps an LGBT-centric charity would work, too. I suppose I can muddle that while I write. Suggestions welcome.






Sunday, November 16, 2014

Guest Blog: Tara Andrews - Her Everything

Please welcome Tara Andrews!

Thank you, Leigh, for having me here today! My latest release, Her Everything, has been out since September 26th, so I don’t think I can call it a “New Release” but I still get excited about it. This story has a couple of my own personal favorite things to read about - besides a hot rock star hero. :) Wishes coming true and family.

In, Her Everything, the fan-girl gets the guy! Who hasn’t ever imagined that scenario! Not only did Rachel’s deepest wish come true, but her sister’s involved in the story as well. Having two sisters and a brother of my own, the scenes between Rachel and her sister, Sasha, were so much fun to write.

Here’s a little about Her Everything…

Title: Her Everything
Author: Tara Andrews
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing



























Friday, November 14, 2014

TGIF: Time to Read

I would work twenty-four hours a day if I didn't have access to a clock. The inbox is always full and the task list never dwindles. I cross off one job, I add two more. That's how it goes here. I'll be buried sitting upright with my fingers on ASDFJKL;

I'm getting better, though. I purposely take Saturdays off. Call it a Sabbath, lost time, whatev. I do nothing work-related on that day unless something is on fire. Saturdays I mostly read. I don't know if I read like other people - I'll have several books open at a time, and I grab the one that entices me the most. Right now I have a few open, one closed, and many many more in the queue.

On Fridays, I'll share what's on the virtual nightstand. Some may get more detailed reviews here as I go on.

Just Finished

Perfidia by James Ellroy: (from my real-name Goodreads review) I have so few auto-buy authors these days. I used to have many, but one by one I drop them when the stories turn predictable and the writing stale. One actually died, but anyway...

Ellroy is heavy reading, and his dirty staccato style is what makes the scenery come alive. If you've glommed the rest of his catalog you know several players here - Perfidia is a prequel of sorts to his other series. It begins just before the attack on Pearl Harbor with the murder of a Japanese family in LA. Throughout the investigation the story peels away layers to reveal corruption within the police force, sympathies for opposing forces, and a lot of bad language. Ellroy doesn't write rainbows and unicorns.

The only problem I have with Ellroy's books is I have to go back and read the others again to jar my memory. One day I'll sit and have a good binge.

AMZ ~ ARE ~ BN

Now Reading




Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno - I went to grade school and college with a guy who digs Star Wars. He's in a cosplay group and for a time he used a screen name derived from Tarkin. He's only in the first (fourth?) film, but I always wondered about him. Did he have a family, a lady on another planet? Peter Cushing made him so sinister, and when I saw this book I grabbed it - though I haven't read tie-ins in a while. So far it's quite interesting - it goes back and forth between Tarkin's youth and his time before boarding the Death Star.

AMZ ~ ARE ~ BN

Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann - I love the old Hollywood stories, really got into that Hollywood Babylon stuff and studio-squelched scandals. The stuff Perez blogs can't hold a candle to it. Tinseltown goes way back to early talkie era with a history of one of the biggest murder mysteries of the day. It's rather dry with the exposition so far, but hoping it picks up.

AMZ ~ ARE ~ BN

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King - I break up with Stephen King more often than Taylor Swift breaks up with anybody. I came back after a friend recommended 11/22/63 and stayed through Doctor Sleep, so I put this on hold at the library. More mystery than mysterious paranormal, Mercedes is reading like a dual character study - retired cop with something to prove versus bored spawn of Satan. It's moving slowly but I'm only a fifth of the way in.

AMZ ~ ARE ~ BN

On the Radar

Little bit of everything:

  • Unfaded Glory by Sara Arden
  • The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery
  • Normal by Graeme Cameron
  • The Immortals by Michael Korda (Sideboob TBR)
  • Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
While I'm waiting, I have to finish a short for an anthology call, then begin another anthology call, then check up on a few box set invites. Busy busy.



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book Blast: A Summer's Enchantment by Kathleen Ann Gallagher

Congratulations to Kathleen on her new release!

A SUMMER’S ENCHANTMENT ~ BOOK 2, MOONLIGHT AND JASMINE SERIES

Cassandra Wales, an independent and determined registered nurse, finds her plans for the future shattered when her boyfriend dumps her. Her witchcraft made him squirm but she wasn’t about to change for him. The move into her new home keeps her distracted, but she’ll be sure to keep an eye out for red flags next time. She never expected to find an elderly woman, accompanied by her hot and sexy grandson Jake, at her doorstep with an odd request. Sparks sizzle between Cassandra and Jake. Bad timing for sure. Will she be able to trust a man who has women begging for his attention? 

Jake Hill is an ambitious, up and coming lead singer in a rock band. When his grandmother asks him to take her over to her first home, he doesn’t question her motives. Instead, he meets the woman of his dreams. But will she stick around while he climbs the ladder in the exciting world of rock and roll? 

How will Jake find the time to nurture a relationship when his music takes top billing? Can the passion between them be enough to lead the way, or will fear of failure take control of their destiny?

EXCERPT

The DJ played ‘Always’ by Bon Jovi. “I love this song. It’s one of my favorites."

“Let’s dance.” Jake took her by the hand. He led Cassandra to the dance floor, and they found a spot in the far corner, away from the crowd. With their bodies close, they moved as if they’d danced together before. Each movement was slow and seductive. She placed her head on his shoulder, ran her hand across his chest and down to his arm. His breathing sped up as she snuggled up against his cheek.

“You’re driving me crazy.” Jake whispered in her ear.

Her fingertips were bursting with desire as she caressed his back, making her delirious with longing. Lost in his tender embrace, she felt the warmth emerge between her legs. It felt like they were alone on a desert island, and she wanted nothing more but to rip his clothes off. It was the most sensual dance she’d ever experience. If a slow dance was this good, the sex would be unbelievable. She secretly imagined his lips trailing down her chest to her breasts. His moans tantalized her. Jake buried his face in her neck and she responded with uninhibited whimpers. He sang the song nuzzled up against her ear, making her lightheaded. It didn’t scare her; it felt wonderful. When the song ended, they remained enveloped in each other’s arms. Jake pulled back, but kept his arms around her waist.

“You’re amazing. I’m happy I gave my grandmother a ride the other day. Thank God for her dream about my grandfather.”

“Speaking about your grandfather, I think he’s come back to his old house for a visit.”

“What do you mean? Come on, let’s sit a minute.” He took her by the hand and guided her back to the table. He moved close to her.

“Now, what were you saying?”



Buy Links:  Amazon      Barnes and Noble      Secret Cravings   All Romance

About the Author

Kathleen lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two dogs. She’s a registered nurse who works in an emergency room. Writing has been her passion since she was a young girl. Contemporary and paranormal romance are her favorites. She has three adult children and three lovable grandsons. Her favorite romantic getaway is Cape May, New Jersey. You might find Kathleen on a beach down the Jersey Shore, wearing a straw hat, sipping on an iced tea, dreaming up her next romance novel.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Muddle: Promo Avalanche

What do you do when five different titles that bear your name are released in a two-week period? I don't consider myself prolific, but you wouldn't know it from this past week. I'm involved in two box sets, two charity anthologies, and one solo release, and they all came running out of the gate recently. It's a personal best for me, unlikely to be duplicated, so I'll enjoy it for what it is.

I'll get the promo whoring out of the way:

A Class Act (All Romance ~ Kindle ~ Kobo ~ NOOK ~ Decadent Publishing) is my second 1Night Stand story, and may be read independently of my first, A Different Class. It's a fun M/M and I enjoyed writing it. I like this world I set up and would like to try a longer piece when I have time.

Hot Holiday Treats (All Romance ~ Kindle ~ iBooks ~ Kobo) hit the All Romance bestseller list (my second time there, yay) and I'm enjoying how the Silken Sheets & Seduction authors are banding together to promo. Writing can be a lonely business at times, and I'm happy to be part of the group.

Spank or Treat 2014 (All Romance ~ Kindle ~ NOOK ~ Smashwords) was a fun time. I've been asked back for Valentine's Day, so we'll see how that goes.

On top of all this, Coming Together set up pre-order links for Pro Bono and For the Holidays. Pro Bono will feature a heavily revised edition of my two shorts Jack of Diamonds and Jack of Hearts. I combined them into one story, Jack, which keeps the heart of the story. When I wrote these years ago, I had intended to write more in that universe, but reasons happened. I think the story is tighter now, and I will probably leave it at that. 

For the Holidays contains an original short, called "Fox's Holiday," an M/M shifter story. I feel I would like to write more in this genre and I have a few ideas for expanding the storyline. For the time being I have no plans to release "Fox" as a single because of its length. After I've written a follow-up, I may set it as a freebie to preface a book launch. As for Jack, I told Alessia at CT that she is welcome to release it as a single work to benefit one of the charities CT supports. I don't know if/when it will happen, but I'll keep an eye out.

I picked up some books at the last ARe rebate sale to read for the blog, but first I have a few library books I must finish before due dates. The blog is also open for book blasts, guest posts, and more. Just drop me a line. I'm happy to help.

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Hurricane Butterfly

Win an eBook copy of Hurricane Butterfly from the author! Comment below and I will choose one reader at random to win. No purchase necessary. This drawing is open to international readers 18+. Winner will be drawn 11/30/14.


Hurricane Butterfly by MeChelle Vermeulen 
Publication date: November 21st 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance


Twenty-year-old Sophie Blake, is trying her best to get her life back after a horrific dog attack ten months ago. However, this proves to be more difficult than she anticipated. With the help of her best friend Ben Slone, it seems as if she’s making progress, but the truth is that she can feel herself sinking deeper into a black hole…until a tall dark stranger comes knocking, looking for Ben.

Joshua Roxwell has been drowning his demons with Whiskey and woman in an attempt to deal with his guilt after the tragic death of his sister. When he finds an envelope addressed to Ben Slone, written by his sister before her death, he decides to track him down. Instead of resolving their differences, he meets the one girl who silences his demons…but redemption comes at a price.

This is a story of heartache, friendship and love, with a wicked twist…

Preview

“Is there a problem?”

Josh’s voice washes over me like a velvet river. I turn, and my eyes trace up his black tee shirt, his neck, stubbly jaw, lips, and last but not least, his stormy grey eyes. My heart flutters as he leans over, sliding his hand around to my hip.

“No, no problem, I just thought she was alone,” the British guy offers, but Josh doesn’t seem impressed.

“She’s not, so I think it’s time for you to go.” His tone is clipped as he stands over the pale looking guy. He doesn’t wait for a response and turns his back on him.

“Are you okay?” his words fall into the space between us filled with an unspoken desire that I have never felt before. A small voice inside my head reminds me of Ben’s warning, but I push it aside. Whatever he’s doing to me, I can’t fight it … I don’t want to.

“I’m fine. Thanks.” My words come out in a whisper as his eyes caress my face, my lips, my heaving chest. Electricity shoots up my arm as he takes my hand in his.

“Dance with me.” His request is not a question but more of a spoken need.

I bite down on my lip as the warmth of his breath brushes against my neck, leaving sparks on my skin as I follow him through the crowd like a sheep to slaughter.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23352717-hurricane-butterfly?ac=1


Purchase:
--Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hurricane-Butterfly-Mechelle-Vermeulen-ebook/dp/B00OWOVV0I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415372791&sr=8-1&keywords=Hurricane+Butterfly


AUTHOR BIO

Author of the soon to be released new adult novel Hurricane Butterfly.
Daydreaming about ideas for my next book. Baking treats that's no good for the hips. I love thunderstorms, rainy days, sweet tea and spending time with my wonderful hubby and two boys.

Author links:
https://twitter.com/mvermeulens
http://instagram.com/mechelle_vermeulen
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mechelle-Vermeulen/101224060077776
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9073399.MeChelle_Vermeulen



Saturday, November 8, 2014

Book Blast: High-Risk Fever by Lea Bronsen

Congratulations to Lea on her latest release!


Thank you so much for hosting me! I'm incredibly happy to share this new release. I started it in response to an erotica anthology call in the spring of 2013. The antho didn't happen, but I continued writing, broadening my genre spectrum from hetero erotica to GLBT and ménage. Though I'd already told the story of a gay boy in my debut novel, describing full-on gay acts and choreographing steamy foursome scenes so long they spanned over several chapters was a new experience and quite the challenge! *laughs* I hope you enjoy this wild ride of mine as well :)


Two young and indecently handsome bicyclists visit a village in the French Alps during the summer holidays. Forced by a raging storm to spend the night at the local bed & breakfast, they invade the quiet lives of hostess Anne and her husband, Brian.

A power outage plunges the foursome into darkness, encouraging new liaisons to form, life-long secrets to be unveiled, and steamy lessons to be learned. But once the storm moves on, can the four find a balance and resume their normal lives?

EXCERPT:

Breathing deeply to calm her nerves, she approached the unfortunate bicyclist and bent to grab his handlebar.

Surely by pure coincidence, one of his gloved hands landed on hers, curling strong fingers around her small ones and helping her pull until the bike stood upright between them.

Still, even as he stood on his feet, his hand lingered, holding hers firmly on the hard-plastic handle.
Anne looked up into his face, seeing him for the first time. How in the world had she missed such a jewel earlier? Among tanned, Latin features, a pair of black diamonds sparkling with mischief stared back without shame. His long, black locks were swept back in a ponytail, revealing a single golden earring in his left lobe. Large chest muscles heaved beneath a tight, pink spandex shirt, begging to be caressed by a woman’s hand, and black chest hairs peeked from the open collar.

Unable to believe the seductive intensity he exuded, she sucked in a breath and held it while the world narrowed. Her head buzzed. “What?”

“What?” The beautiful bicyclist used the same low tone, his full lips forming a teasing grin inches from her face. He was so near she could smell his hot breath. Intoxicating.

How had he come so close? And how long before her husband noticed?

Thankfully, Brian’s calm, indifferent voice rose behind her, addressing the blond bicyclist. “So you’re looking for a place to stay?”

“Yeah. We’ve already asked in several different villages on our way here.”

Anne tugged at her trapped hand and took a demonstrative step back. “Please.”

“Oh.” Feigning surprise, the dark beauty lifted an eyebrow and removed his hand, allowing her to retrieve hers. “Sorry,” he added, rolling a thick R with his tongue, keeping his lips parted a second too long. A move so deliberately naughty, her stomach knotted with need.

As she retreated, he studied her face with a grin, arrogance and amusement gleaming in his dark eyes, before turning his attention to the two other men.

Blood pulsing in her temples, she copied his movement.

BUY LINKS:  Decadent | Amazon.com | Amazon.uk | Kobo

Add it to your Goodreads list!

BOOK TOUR:
High-Risk Fever will tour the book blog sphere with Bridging the Gap Promotions December 8 – 19. Look out for guest posts, interviews, and giveaways!


ABOUT LEA BRONSEN:

Lea has always had a vivid imagination and written since an early age. Now juggling life as a mother, full-time worker, and thriving author, she struggles to find any reading time - but when she opens a book, she wants it fast, hot, and edgy! Striving to give her own stories the same intensity, she currently divides her writing time between psychological thriller, erotic contemporary romance, and dripping erotica. 

She loves to interact with her readers, so send a mail to leabronsen@yahoo.com or come visit her on Website | Facebook profile | Facebook page | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Smashwords