Sunday, June 28, 2015

Love Worth Fighting For #RomanceNovels #ScintillatingSunday

Eight paragraphs of the romantic suspense novel, Reckless Endangerment, that, to me, are scintillating. 

“We’re unconventional, remember? A Marine and a reporter falling in love in a warzone was pretty unrealistic, too, yet we did it.  We couldn’t get enough of each other, that’s what I remember.” She slithered her hips closer to the edge of the counter, the heels of her boots resting on the arms of his wheelchair. “You want to touch me and guess what? I want you to touch me, too.”

Oh, yeah, he wanted to touch her. Taste her. Bite her.  Fuck her. If he did any of the things he wanted to do, that would seal the deal, reunite them, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to be anyone’s husband.

“You’re bad for me.” He bit her knee while his fingers slid down the zipper of the boot. “You’re gonna send me over the deep end. Is that your plan? To have me committed?”

“I never tell my plans.” She drank from the bottle of ouzo and he briefly wondered when she’d grabbed it.

He removed first one boot and then the other until her legs were bared and open in front of him. He’d always loved her shapely legs, the way the muscles curved, the way her skin felt beneath his fingers. He ran his hands over them, always so smooth, and cherished her compliance.

She held the bottle down to him and he took a drink without looking away from her face. He loved that she was equal parts naughty and nice, half badass and half angel. The liquor burned his throat, reminded him that he had most definitely survived.

“I can’t make you any promises,” he said before licking the inside of her thigh.

“I wouldn’t believe them anyway.”


Sometimes heroes fall and take their loved ones down with them. Colonel Michael Cedars and reporter Hope Shane fell in love in a warzone, but then the world blew up and splintered their lives in two.

Coming home again isn't always easy. A Marine accustomed to giving orders, Michael struggles to find his role in civilian life. Wounded, he faces new battles as he learns to walk again, struggles with wartime ghosts, and questions his abilities as a husband.

Hope doesn't give up—not on the man she loves and not on her pursuit of justice. An investigative reporter, she's hot on the trail of a human trafficking ring. Danger intensifies as she gets closer to the truth, but the human traffickers know her weakness. Will Michael become her Achilles Heel? Is he still the hero she married or has he become a liability that could get them both killed?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Summer of Possibilities and Passion #ScintillatingSunday #RomanceNovels

Welcome to the Scintillating Sunday blog hop where multiple authors share 8 paragraphs, words, or sentences from their novels or works in progress that capture the word "scintillating." Have fun!

An excerpt from In Between...(Adult content)

Not only was she confident that he knew exactly what to do with her, she had a few things of her own that she wanted to do to him. All of them involved nudity and inhibition.

He kissed the side of her neck, his hands already unsnapping her bra and sliding over her breasts while she locked the door behind them. Dress pushed up to just beneath her shoulders, she took the initiative and ripped it over her head. He moaned his approval while his fingers toyed with her nipples.

Nothing in life had prepared her for this complete surrender. She hadn't known she was capable of it. She pressed her hands against the back of the door and let him touch her as he pleased. Pushing her hair aside, he kissed the back of her neck before running his tongue toward her ear. One hand on her breast, the other moved over her abdomen and slipped beneath her panties.

Smiling, she turned within the circle of his arms and unbuttoned his shirt. This wasn't going to be a one-sided affair. She craved his skin as much as he wanted hers. Tossing it over his shoulders, she pressed her mouth to the center of his chest and indulged in the salty sensation beneath her tongue.

He walked backward until falling on top of the discarded clothes on her bed. "You didn't get a chance to settle in yet."

"Oh, I'm settled." She reached for the zipper on his jeans. "This is how I settle into a new place, just shove it all onto the floor."

He raised an eyebrow, a laugh on his lips as he did as instructed.

Her hand cupped his erection beneath his jeans before bending over to kiss his abdomen. The promise of his hardness drove her to madness.

Short blurb...
Dreams and happily ever afters haven't been a part of Jessica Moriarty's belief system. When she's swept away by world-renowned photographer Jacques Sinclair during a summer in Italy, she begins to trust in the power of love only to be undermined by her past. Will they be able to conquer the naysayers and saboteurs to ultimately seize a life of extraordinary possibility?

**In Between is book one of the two part Dancing Barefoot series**

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