Devon couldn’t remember ever being this nervous with a woman before. Maybe it was because he had been so fucking honest with her before. He did need her. He couldn’t explain why or how it had happened. It was probably because of the circumstances. He really didn’t give a damn.
He led her into his room and shut the door behind him. He wasn’t a prude, but he wanted something secluded, for only the two of them. The light from the bathroom was enough to illuminate her.
He didn’t waste time. With ease, he crowded her against the back of the door and nuzzled her neck. Damn, she smelled like heaven. He scrapped his teeth against her pulse, then slid the flat of his tongue over the same spot. She shuddered against him. Even through their layers of clothes, he could feel her hardened nipples. Everything urged him to rush through it. He’d wanted to get inside her for hours, but now he wanted to savor…to draw out the pleasure.
He pulled back far enough to allow room for his hand. With his palm, he cupped her breast. He couldn’t wait to see her fully naked, but there was something else he wanted right at that moment.
He dropped to his knees in front of her and pushed the skirt of her dress up. Lord, she was wearing stockings. Not thigh highs, honest to God stockings with the garters and no panties.
Hello All! I have the winners from last week’s contest.
Winners of the Audio Book of Leonardo:
Karen Roma Michelle Costello Victoria Colyer-Kerr
And the winner of the GC:
All the winners have been contacted by email.
So, Only for Him is going to be a week late. I have had some personal things that have interfered with my every day work life, but it will be up this Friday. One way to make sure you keep up to date on that release and all my releases, please join my newsletter. Once Part 3 is loaded I will send out a newsletter to let everyone know it is up.
I will be scarce online as I have some other things in my way right now. Many of them are personal and I do not want to over share, just know that my lack of online presence is because I am working during all my extra spare time.
Now on preorder, the next two books in the Semper Fi Marines series! This May, both will be released within a couple weeks of each other. Now, other outlets do not allow me a preorder release but they will be released everywhere on that day.
Jesse Johnson is a man everyone assumes will be a general. Everyone, that is, but Jesse himself. He isn’t sure if he wants to give that much to the military. His father has spent most of his life surviving a lonely existence with only his work for comfort. Jesse doesn’t want that—he wants it all.
The woman who tempts him to misbehave.
The last year has been bad for Zoe Jones. Her boyfriend was killed by some nasty guys who then put her in the hospital. She’s come to Virginia to heal not to fall for some by the book, drop dead gorgeous Marine with a chip on his shoulder. But one little encounter leads to a kiss and that kiss leads to all kinds of interesting entanglements. She knows it won’t last because he has big plans, but she can’t help but falling a little in love with him.
A Marine on a mission.
Jesse knows Zoe thinks they’re just having a bit of fun, but he has other plans. Forever kind of plans. He’s one man who knows how to organize a full on assault to get the woman he loves—and nothing will stop him.
Jackson Johnson had always planned to spend his life in the Marines serving his country—that is until
he came back from a mission with memories he’d rather not have. He feels like he’s circling the drain until he meets the new tenant next door. An altercation with her unruly dog has them at odds.
Veterinarian Hannah Richmond doesn’t have time for the surly Marine or any man for that matter. Still, resisting his kisses proves futile and soon she finds herself falling for Jack. For the first time in a really long time she discovers she might just want to try for that happily ever after—that is until her past comes back to haunt her. That is until he finds himself kissing her.
A woman who doesn’t have time for love.
A Marine determined to prove his love.
Jack knows Hannah is pushing him away because she wants to keep him safe but there is one thing she needs to understand: this Marine will never retreat until she surrenders.
Hey, everyone! I have been busy writing, editing, and fighting the horrible weather. So, I figured we all needed a pick me up. I am going to give away a 50.00 GC to the bookstore of the winner’s choice and all you have to do is join my newsletter and leave a comment here. There are other options, but those are the only two you HAVE to do. Three runner’s up will get a free audible copy of my book LEONARDO.
Maggie was lost in the taste of him, of the feel of that big body pressing up against her. The unique scent of him filled her senses. The same sandalwood cologne but beneath it was the man himself. Strong, masculine and sexy. Holy Goddess, he was so damned sexy. In all her life, she had never had a man overtake her with a kiss. Every inch of her body screamed for relief. She ached with need. His tongue stole inside her mouth.
His hands slid down her back molding over her rear end and urged her closer. Even through their layers of clothing she could feel the heat of him. She shivered then moaned as he shifted his hips. The man was built in every respect. Visions of what she wanted to do, have done to her, swirled in her head. The moment she felt the hard length of his erection against her most intimate part of her, she shivered. This was not like the kisses he had stolen, not like anything she had ever felt before.
So, this is what being ravaged by a Highlander felt like.
It was the one thing that popped into her head. Then, it dissolved as pleasure washed over her, through her. Heat flared deep in her belly as she grew damp between her legs. The ache inside her intensified. As pleasure built, fear crept in. Her hunger for him overwhelmed her, crashing down on her like a tidal wave. Panic surged almost blacking out the passion she’d been enjoying. She pulled back. He tried to follow her.
He opened his eyes and she had to fight the gasp. His eyes were sharp green, darker than before and there was something in them that scared her. And drew her. Goddess help her she wanted this. Wanted him—to hades with everything else.
“Dinna say no. If you are, do it now and leave me alone. I can’t take this, Maggie. You’re killing me by small degrees.”
The words sounded as if they had been ripped from the very depths of his soul. Dark need dripped from every syllable. In that moment, she knew she could walk away. He left the decision up to her.
Maggie couldn’t deny him. She knew she should, that allowing him to take her in this way that she was putting his life in danger. Then reality crashed down on her. This was a man who couldn’t die.
She slipped her hands from his shoulders up so she could cup his face. Slowly, she kissed him, not closing her eyes. He shuddered as she brushed her mouth against his. It was barely a touch. It was apparently enough.
He groaned her name, and wrapped his arms tight around her. Maggie closed her eyes, then her world whirled as Angus picked her up. She broke the kiss.
He stopped walking and looked at her. This was a man she had dreamed of, the one she had wanted to save her, love her, take care of her. It wasn’t going to be long term. Nothing lasted. But she needed him as if she had never needed a man before in her life. It scared her, but it made her feel…safe.
“You’ve accepted me. Now, accept that I love you. I can’t explain it any better than you can. Just…let me love you.”
Tears crowded her throat as she kept her eyes dry. It was difficult to answer, to even think, but she nodded. He smiled at her, but it wasn’t the boyish grin she was accustomed. It was straight up sexy man. He walked her over to the bed and tossed her onto the mattress. She bounced once on top of it before he covered her with his body. Heat poured off of him.
She waited for him to take her then, but he didn’t. He looked down at her and when he spoke, there was equal measure of desire and awe coloring his voice.
“So beautiful.” He breathed the words as he brushed tendrils of her hair from her face.
Maggie smiled and opened her mouth but he stopped her.
“You don’t see it, but you are beautiful. I see you with Jack, I see the way you handle being a mother, see the way you take care of others. You are a gorgeous woman, but you’re so much more.”
Music is a huge part of my writing as many readers of the blog know, so I thought I would list a few of the songs that influenced. The list is usually over 40 songs for each book, but I am going to give you a taste of the songs that influenced my writing the most.
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Tomorrow - Chris Young
Draw Me a Map – Dierks Bentley
She’s Music to Me – Ekolu
Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band
Glitter in the Air – Pink
A Little Bit Stronger – Sara Evans
Sway – Rosemary Clooney
The Overall Book
Collide – Howie Day
Animals – Nickelback
You and Tequila – Kenny Chesney (featuring Grace Potter)
Thanks, Melissa, for letting me hang out with you today. Funny thing that we’ve never met within writing circles, but we share mutual personal friends like that crazy Darla who writes the funniest blog about being an Air Force wife. I’m so grateful for authors like you who are generous and feature other authors you think your readers might like. Very cool.
So, about me – I’m from Louisiana and live in the Northern part of the state, though I spent seven years in New Orleans (and one stint in South Carolina when my hubby was in the Navy). My first book came out in 2010 and since that time, I’ve written 12 more, along with a new novella that just came out in January with Amazon Story Front. I write Southern contemporary stories and love writing out-of-the-box characters who aren’t perfect but find ways to overcome their own issues in order to open themselves up to love…and there’s usually some fun, kooky secondary characters who enrich the story (we have lots of those folks in the South J)
Today, I’m giving away a copy of Hotter in Atlanta, my new novella, which is probably more in line with what Melissa delivers to you gals. It’s a bit sizzlely and sassy and sexy and hot (and not just because it’s set in Atlanta in August). I’m crazy about my hero, Van Kane…and saucy Lola is kinda fun, too. It’s my first venture into writing short and I love that readers can snap up this story and read it while waiting for the doctor or in carpool. There is also a 10.00 GC up for grabs!
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I’m always happy to have new friends and talk about books. And now for a question. In a few weeks, I’m heading down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras (which is awesome because my February book His Forever Girlis set around the float building business.) So, tell me what your favorite city is to visit and why?