Mid Week Tease: Turn Me On

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Welcome to Mid Week Tease, where authors share snippets from a new release, backlist title or a current work in process.

This week, my teaser excerpt comes from Turn Me On, the third book in my Brighton Heat series. Just how much trouble can one threesome cause? Lissa is about to find out. While she’s attracted to Reed, she knows that her one night menage with his cousin and a business associate will come back to haunt her if she gets involved with him. But Reed is pretty persistent. Here’s an extract where he’s trying to persuade her to turn their relationship from professional to personal. Hope you enjoy.

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Blurb:

Recognizing the groom and best man as men with whom she once enjoyed a ménage, Lissa Delaney’s attempts to avoid them during the wedding drive her straight into the arms of the groom’s cousin. Getting involved with Reed Fitzgerald is bad news, especially since the two men dislike each other, but the attraction is too powerful and soon Lissa is sharing Reed’s bed.

With an ex-lover determined to hold him to a drunken promise, Reed Fitzgerald thinks Lissa might well be his out-clause, especially since she’s up to her pretty neck in debt. His unlikely proposition will solve both their problems and, considering the explosive sex they enjoy, promises to provide plenty of recreational benefits along the way.

But what started as a temporary agreement soon develops into something more meaningful, until a chance meeting sends Reed into a jealous rage and threatens to destroy what they have been building.

Excerpt Teaser:

Although Reed knew he was pushing his luck, instincts other than his business ones had taken over. He decided to go for broke. “There is something else, and seeing as we’ve agreed to play it straight, I’m just going to say it.” His blood heated beneath all that hazel temptation as he held her gaze. “I want to take you to bed.”

Her eyes widened for an instant, just enough for him to recognise a quality in them that indicated she didn’t find his suggestion completely intolerable, then slowly she closed her notebook. “You can’t help yourself, can you?” For a moment, Reed thought she might make for the door again, but she simply lay her hands palms down on the closed pad in her lap. “Is it so difficult for you to keep your mind on business?”

“I could act like I’m not attracted to you.” And not sitting here with a raging hard-on. “But that would make me a hypocrite. The truth is I want you.”

When she didn’t bolt, Reed reached out and brushed the tips of his fingers against hers. She looked down at his hand, but said nothing. “Unless I’m completely losing my instincts, I think you’re attracted to me. You want to know how it would be between us.” He leaned in. “Shall I tell you, princess?” The scent of her, citrus and flowers, whispered through his senses. “Or shall I just show you?”

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Evernight Publishing / Amazon / All Romance ebooks / Bookstrand

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Mid Week Tease: Bad in Bed

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Welcome to Mid Week Tease. This is a new feature where authors share snippets from a new release, backlist title or a current work in process.

This week, my excerpt comes from Bad in Bed, the first book in my Brighton Heat series, and is the part of the story where Ethan is considering ways to boost Amber’s sexual confidence. An opportunity presents itself when Marco, his best friend, calls him in the midst of his deliberations.

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Blurb:

Amber walked right into a cliché when she found her fiance in bed with her best friend. With plenty of practice, she plans to discredit his claims that she is lousy in bed, but his warning that her physical scars repulse men is more difficult to bear.

Memories of his past have taught Ethan to keep women at a healthy distance. Instantly attracted to Amber, he finds it strange that she’s happy to indulge in a quickie in a shop doorway, yet resists his attempts to get her naked.

When her secrets are revealed, Ethan sets out to make Amber see that not only is she dynamite in bed, her scars in no way diminish how desirable she is. When Ethan enlists the help of his friend Marco and sets up a threesome, he hopes this will not only improve Amber’s sexual confidence, but will prevent him from losing his heart.

Excerpt:

“Monroe.”

“You want to work on your telephone answering technique or get yourself a receptionist, buddy boy.”

Marco’s deep laugh only hiked up Ethan’s temper levels. “It’s after five. I’ve clocked off for the night.” Ethan tried to ignore the way his breath had hitched in that millisecond between answering the call and hearing Marco’s dulcet tones. He’d hoped it might be Amber.

“With no expectation of getting Amber between the sheets tonight, by the sound of your voice.”

Despite Marco’s razzing, Ethan noted the hint of concern in his friend’s statement. “She was supposed to call.”

“What? You have a fight?”

“Not exactly.” He wasn’t about to tell Marco what had happened. Amber wouldn’t thank him for it.

There was a long silence, then Marco said, “Maybe I can get in there fast, before she has time to change her mind and call you.”

Ethan might have been pissed, but he knew the difference between Marco being an asshole and Marco attempting to lighten the load. He took a long breath as an idea, not altogether pleasing, took root. “Are you just trying to provoke me, or are you really interested?”

Marco’s silence gave Ethan time to suffer the hot burning sensation building in his chest and do his best to ignore it.

Marco’s answer, when it came, held the cautionary tone of a man shoved into a corner. “Both?”

“For God’s sake, Marco. Answer a simple question.”

“Fuck. Give me a break.”

Ethan had to take another breath, though his throat ached with the effort. “Then answer the damn question.”

Still Marco hesitated and Ethan could imagine him working through what he thought Ethan’s reaction would be to his answer, before admitting in a careful, quiet tone, “I’m interested.”

Ethan’s stomach jumped and his blood heated. Well, he’d started it, he might as well see it through. “If I set this up, it’s a one time only deal.”

“Shit, man. Are you for real? I thought you were seriously into her.”

“I am.”

“Then what’s going on? You’re actually giving me permission to fuck your girlfriend?”

Ethan almost jumped down the phone to personally strangle the life out of his friend. Until Marco had spelled it out in such glorious prose, he’d thought he maybe could go through with it. But now?

He took the time he needed to steady his racing heart, his pounding blood before he trusted himself to respond. “I’m talking about you joining us in the sack. Like I said, one time only deal.”

Buy Links for Bad in Bed

Evernight Publishing / Amazon.com  / Amazon.uk.com / All Romance eBooks / Bookstrand

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