I'm excited to be included in the HOT SUMMER NIGHTS BLOG HOP. A big THANK YOU to Skye Warren for putting all of this together.
The best part of the summer for me is the summer TV schedule. It might be a design show on DIY or HGTV with all those delicious carpenter and landscaping guys. *fans face* Jason Cameron can redo my house from top to bottom anytime. I don't care if he makes it a ManCave, as long as he's part of the decor.
Or it might be SYFY's quirky programming. Hiya Dyson on Lost Girl. MY GOD, Kris Holden-Reid has done a number on my libido, tyvm. People, there's a show all about a SUCCUBUS on television! And her were-shifter leading man. That's what cable has given us. And you know what? That kind of strong female lead has been really popular. The public is aching for new shows like this.
In fact--both of these topics have been the catalyst for a new duo that I'm working on as well as a percolating idea for a single title. Those that know me understand what a coup this is. I never write just a SINGLE book. LOL
Series is in my blood. Like my Cross Series with Ellora's Cave.
I'm in the middle of working on book #2.
The first in the series--Uncross Your Heart--came out this Spring.
Sometimes starting over means facing your greatest fears...
Miranda Lyons is adept at pretending to be someone else, someone without a past. She’s able to forget for chunks of time that she comes from a very wealthy, notorious family. She’s given up most of the party-girl vices from her old life, including sex. Until Nathan Cross barges into her life…
To all appearances, Nathan Cross is a simple man–devoted to family and friends, committed to his work. But nothing is simple about Nate’s feelings for Miranda. Fascination quickly blooms into outright lust, and not just for her body. He wants all of her, even the parts she hides from the world. But Miranda’s secrets threaten to drive away the one man capable of both helping her come to terms with her past and supporting a future with a love that’s all about truth.
“Stop looking at me like that.”
Nate laughed. “Okay, I won’t look at you.”
She reached for her wineglass, pushing her laptop away from them. They’d been working on his site for most of the evening. He was intuitive and staggeringly intelligent. She’d obviously underestimated him thanks to the little logo on his shirt. He knew what he wanted and how he wanted to present his product to the world. He just didn’t know how to do it in web form.
They were sitting on the floor in her living room, crowded around her long coffee table. And for most of the night she hadn’t thought about ripping his clothes off. Miracle? Maybe.
Or you’re losing interest.
His forearm rested on his bent knee, pulling the shirt tight over his biceps. He took her glass and placed it on the table, leaning into her. Her gaze bounced from his eyes to his mouth and her heart kicked hard. Definitely not losing interest.
Slowly he tilted his head so that he could brush her mouth. They watched each other, the air charged with expectation. Once, twice, then with a flick of his tongue he traced her lower lip. When he stopped, she rolled her tingling lip behind her teeth to hold in the feeling.
It felt different this time. She wasn’t so crazed, not so desperate to crawl into his skin. Tentatively she rolled onto her knees and touched his chest. It felt good and warm and firm under her touch. She slid her palm up to where the three buttons gaped, but she coasted by the opening, not trusting herself.
Instead she went for the dark hair that waved and curled around his neck. Through slitted eyes, he watched her. Instinctively she lightly scratched his scalp and was rewarded with a low moan. She let the cool strands slip around her fingers, learning his textures.
Before, she could barely think around the flood of hormones and thrill of lust. It was still there, she could almost measure the frenetic need crawling under her skin. Instead of fighting it, she wondered if she could harness the excitement.
Scraping her nails lightly along his jawline, she traced her knuckle along the underside of his chin and into the dent of his cleft. His lips parted, watchful under each soft caress. She traced his mouth with the tip of her finger, her ears filling with white noise when he nipped the pad.
She let out a shaky breath but didn’t stop her perusal of his face. It really was such a strong face with sharp features. A prominent Roman nose widened and led to his high cheekbones. Instinct led her lips there instead of her fingers. She started when he trailed his fingers over her forearm.
When her breath caught, he turned his face until their lips lined up again. He didn’t move in, instead he let her make the decision. The instinct to coil around him, to taste the wine on his tongue and to lose herself in his arms warred with what they both needed right now. She didn’t want to break the spell between them. The anticipation was just right.
She dropped back onto her feet and reached for her wineglass.
Gratified to see his chest rising and falling just as hard as hers, she swallowed. She could totally do the no-sex thing.
If you were using alcohol correctly he’d be naked and sweaty.
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As part of the giveaway I'll be giving away a $10 GC to BN or AMZ (your choice).
Every comment is put in for my prize as well as the TWO GRAND PRIZES below.
Grand Prize #1:
$100 Gift Card to Fun Online Sex Shop EdenFantasys
Grand Prize #2:
Digital Gift Basket with 50 Erotica Books
Special thanks to Kitty Thomas, Candice Blevens, Cari Quinn, Cara Bristol, Karla Doyle, Lucy V. Morgan, Eliza Gayle, Annika Martin, Donya Lynne, Savannah Chase, Sara Brookes, Shoshanna Evers, Bonnie Bliss, Lillian Grant, Cari Silverwood, Jennifer Lynne, Alyssa Fox, Annabelle Weston, Cassandra Carr, Elise Hepner, Eliza Knight, Suzanne Rock, Skhye Moncrief, Leilsa Desint, Erica Chilson, Daryl Devore, Malia Mallory, Sadey Quinn, Brandy Buckwhine, Sasha White, Jane Lyre, Ella Ardent, Trinity Jane, Aubrey Watt, Shyla Colt, Patricia Green, Brandi Whyne, Lolita Lopez for their donations.
Tell me what gets your heart racing in the summer. Is it Summer Blockbusters, Summer Vacations, Relaxing by the pool with a good book? Anything goes, just leave a comment and an email to reach you if you're the winner.