Monday, December 30, 2019

HARLEQUIN DECEMBER 2019 TOUR






Everyone loves romance novels! It only takes finding your perfect sub-genre or imprint. What are you waiting for? Get browsing (https://www.harlequin.com/shop/pages/brand-landing.html) today! Here are the descriptions of the three different Harlequin series lines that the Harlequin November Recommended Reads books come from. Which is your favorite? 







HARLEQUIN DESIRE: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.Be transported to the worlds of oil barons, family dynasties, moguls and celebrities. Get ready for juicy plot twists, delicious sensuality and intriguing scandal. 






LOVE INSPIRED SUSPENSE: Courage. Danger. Faith. Find strength and determination in stories of faith and love in the face of danger.







HARLEQUIN SPECIAL EDITION: You know there's always a new chapter to be written. Harlequin Special Edition stories show that whether it's an old flame rekindled or a brand-new romance, love knows no timeline.





As the seasons change, get your first taste of the Holidays with Harlequin. Feel the love and delight in happily ever after with one of our Harlequin Series Holiday Heartwarmers. Click HERE (https://www.harlequin.com/shop/pages/christmas.html) to explore the most festive books of the season!





Title: Safety Breach


Author: Delores Fossen


Genre: Romance


Harlequin Imprint: Intrigue




Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR









Blurb:

Can a Texas lawman capture an escaped serial killer after a witness’s location is breached?






The serial killer Gemma Hanson narrowly escaped just discovered her WITSEC location, and he’s coming after her to finish what he started. That’s the message Sheriff Kellan Slater personally delivers. Although Gemma and Kellan share an intense past, escaping the violence surrounding them is all that matters. Especially once Gemma realizes there is no safe place—not even protective custody…



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USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, is an Air Force veteran who has sold over 100 novels. She's received the Booksellers' Best Award for romantic suspense, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. Her books have been featured in Woman's Day and Woman’s World. In addition, she's had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines. You can contact the author through her webpage at: www.deloresfossen.com






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Title: Duty or Desire


Author: Brenda Jackson


Genre: Romance


Harlequin Imprint: Desire












Blurb:


What happens when a man of unshakable conviction meets the woman who rocks his world?






Pete Higgins is an honorary Westmoreland, a man of his word—of course he’ll put duty to his orphaned niece first. Too bad the temporary nanny is tempting him with every look. Myra Hollister captivates him. But she’s keeping dangerous secrets, the kind that remind Pete of all he’s lost before and what he can’t afford to lose again…


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Brenda Jackson, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over 100 novels and novellas, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. She married her high school sweetheart, Gerald, and they have two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brandon, ages thirty-six and thirty-four, respectively. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her professional writing career began in 1995 with the release of her first book, Tonight and Forever. Since then she has written over 100 titles, which includes a made-for-television movie by BET, One Special Moment as well as the movie, Truly Everlasting. She was a 2012 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Fiction for her book, A Silken Thread; and was named Romance Writers of America’s Nora Robert’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2012.






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Title: The Secret Christmas Baby


Author: Lee Tobin McClain


Genre: Romance


Harlequin Imprint: Life Inspired


Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR











Blurb:

Will a fresh start heal old wounds?






His high school sweetheart returns with a baby…And a devastating secret.






Reese Markowski can’t believe he’s hiring his ex-girlfriend—but to save his program for dogs and at-risk kids, the veteran needs Gabby Hanks. Single mom Gabby’s fierce love for her infant daughter is undeniable, as is the child’s effect on Reese’s wounded heart. Their holiday reunion is a joyful surprise, but nothing prepares Reese for the truth about Gabby’s baby…


REVIEW!!
I received an ARC of The Secret Christmas Child in exchange for an honest Review for this tour.  I really enjoyed this read! Gabby going back to her hometown and then running into her ex well actually now he is her boss. While she tries to hide the secret of her baby it makes it a little hard when Reese shows up at her Nana's house. The chemistry between Reese and Gabby is great and you hope they get back together and that all goes well but does it?  Do they pull off the show to save Reese's program?  Well for that you need to read the book but I tell you this book had me from the beginning and really wanting to learn Gabby's secret and then to see if they can reconnect. 













Lee Tobin McClain read Gone With The Wind in the third grade and has been an incurable romantic ever since. The PW bestselling author of eight contemporary romances for Harlequin Love Inspired and twenty independently-published novels and novellas, she recently contracted with Harlequin HQN to write three mainstream romance novels, coming in 2019. When she's not writing, she's probably cheering on her daughter at a gymnastics meet, mediating battles between her goofy goldendoodle puppy and her rescue cat, or teaching aspiring writers in Seton Hill University's MFA program. She is probably not cleaning her house.






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Title: Red Carpet Redemption


Author: Yahrah St. John


Genre: Romance


Harlequin Imprint: Desire


Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR









Blurb:

He’s Hollywood’s hottest heartthrob…






and her son’s secret father.






A PR stunt backfires when it reveals actor Dane Stewart’s a dad. As a sperm donor, he’s never met single mom Iris Turner, but they’re now connected through their child. And the press is about to pounce. Having Iris act as his girlfriend is pure damage control…except their chemistry is hotter than any love scene. But is a future together just a Cinderella fantasy?


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Yahrah St. John is the International author of thirty two books. When she's not at home crafting one of her sexy romances with compelling heroes and feisty heroines with a dash of family drama, St. John can be found in the kitchen cooking one of her gourmet meals discovered on the Food Network for her husband. Or this thrill-seeking junky can be found traveling the globe seeking out her next adventure.






A graduate of Hyde Park Career Academy, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English


from Northwestern University. St. John is a member of Romance Writers of America, but is an avid reader of all genres. St. John lives in sunny Orlando, the City Beautiful.






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Title: A Tale of Two Christmas Letters


Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker


Genre: Romance


Harlequin Imprint: Special Edition


Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR









Blurb:

Will a single dad and three little girls fulfill her secret Christmas wish?






Rehab nurse Bess Monroe is mortified that she accidentally sent the wrong Christmas letter to her boss! And so now Jack McCabe, widowed surgeon and father of three little girls, offers his friendship to get through the holidays. But their pact soon turns into something more. Can a woman who’s been burned by love open her heart to Jack for the holidays—and maybe forever?






Goodreads: Blurb: 


Will a single dad and three little girls fulfill her secret Christmas wish?






Rehab nurse Bess Monroe is mortified that she accidentally sent the wrong Christmas letter to her boss! And so now Jack McCabe, widowed surgeon and father of three little girls, offers his friendship to get through the holidays. But their pact soon turns into something more. Can a woman who’s been burned by love open her heart to Jack for the holidays—and maybe forever?


REVIEW!!
I received a copy of A Tale of Two Christmas Letters for this tour in exchange for an honest review!  This is my opinion !     

What a great read. The chemistry between Bess and Jack was there from the beginning even if they didn't want to admit it to each other. I got a kick out of Jack's kids and how they wanted a puppy and a baby brother.They had a love for Bess and always wanted to include her in everything even thought Bess and Jack were just friends. But then they finally realized what we all could see all along. Good Christmas read.













Dear Readers,






The love stories in my family have always been fodder for romance novels.






My maternal grandmother and grandfather simultaneously ran a business together and raised four daughters, long before it was an accepted thing to do.  Grandpa O’Dell ran the gas station and the barber shop; Grandma O’Dell managed the grocery and cooked for customers.  They were true partners and madly in love and parted, tragically, way too soon when he succumbed to cancer when he was in his early fifties.  Grandma grieved deeply but eventually picked herself up, started a new career as a cafeteria chef, and eventually found deep romantic love and happiness again, in the form of a second marriage. 






My paternal grandmother also bucked tradition.  At twenty-six, she had turned down many a suitor, and instead focused on a career as a court reporter.   That led to an introduction to a handsome young attorney, who also happened to be blind.  She went to work for Roy John Gillen as a legal secretary, married him, produced six children, and continued doing his secretarial work through his long and distinguished career as an Ohio State Senator and then an Ohio State Court of Appeals judge.  My Grandfather Gillen (Pap to all his grandkids) never liked having any other secretary but my grandmother, so they hired help to assist with the children, the cooking, and the cleaning, and she did all his typing and correspondence.  They were married fifty-two years, and every year on their anniversary—which was Christmas Eve—Pap sent Grandma Myrna a dozen red roses.   I thought it was swoon-worthy then, and I still do!






My mother was a nursing student at Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio when she heard rumor that a handsome young pre-med student had been brought into the hospital with a broken nose.  (He had been playing baseball with friends and got walloped.)   Never one to let opportunity pass, my mother quickly got herself assigned to the young doctor-to-be.   They both claimed it was love at first sight.  He was as smitten as she was.  They dated steadily.  And —over the protests of both sets of parents—who wanted them to wait until my dad actually was a doctor—married  a few days before my dad began his studies at Vanderbilt University Medical School, producing six children and many memories during the fifty-two years they were married.






As for my own romance, I met my husband Charlie when we were in high school.  We were both in the marching band at the time, and one sunny fall afternoon, while standing around in uniform, waiting for the Lebanon Honey Festival parade to begin, a very cute upperclassman  approached me.  He smiled, and said, “Hi.  You don’t know me.  I’m a friend of your brother’s.”






I rolled my eyes and sighed and said, just as frankly and seriously, ”Any friend of my brother’s, is no friend of mine.”






Charlie insisted, “No.  Seriously.  I am a friend of your brother’s.  It’s okay for you to talk to me.”






I returned, “The fact you are a friend of my brother Steve is exactly why I should never talk to you.”






And we were off.  Repartee flying.   Persistence in our opinions, on both our parts.  By the time, I changed my mind and thought maybe I should have talked to him, Charlie had taken me at my word, and gone off to pursue someone else.  I dated someone else, too.  But Charlie had captured my attention, and I lusted after him secretly for the entire next year.  Then I broke up with my boyfriend, he broke up with his girlfriend.  I enlisted another friend of mine to signal that maybe I was interested.  (Oh, the drama, the intrigue!)  He asked me out.  We started dating, and never looked back.






Together, we’ve weathered high school and college and marriage and kids and pets,  graduations, weddings, and even  grandkids.  We’ve helped each other through career ups and downs:  transitions, hurdles, and achievements.  Together, we’ve moved cross-country numerous times, nursed family members through long illnesses, and stood hand in hand as we said our final goodbyes to loved ones.






All that has led me to believe that life is tough for all of us.  For every ounce of joy we wring out of it, we have an equal share of challenges.  What makes it all worthwhile is family.






And family is what I write about in every book.






To date, I’ve written and published over one hundred novels.  Many are out of print, many are coming back in print via e-readers.  (Hurrah!)  In each story, I try to provide a few laughs, maybe a few tears, a few problems that seem… at first… unsolvable.  As well as a lot of love.






I thank all the readers who have supported me and my work over the years, and I welcome all the new ones with open arms, and much gratitude.  Knowing I’ve made someone’s day a little brighter, with one of my books, is the best gift I could ever receive.






So look around the site.  You’ll discover what’s new, and what you may have missed.  As well as a few recipes.






Welcome!  And happy reading!






Cathy Gillen Thacker






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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

BEEN AWAY!!

Hello Everyone.

   Haven't been blogging like I used to be going to be changing all that. I will starting to post soon and then after the first of the year I will be posting on a regular basis.

Thanks for checking out my blog.

Happy Thanksgiving and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Friday, March 30, 2018

HARLEQUIN MARCH REVIEW TOUR











Title: An Unexpected Amish Romance



Author: Patricia Davids




Genre: Romance


Harlequin Imprint: Love Inspired


Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR









New beginnings. New job. New love? Amish Bachelors are full of surprises…


After a broken engagement, Helen Zook is embracing her independence—starting with a new job working for carpenter Mark Bowman. Sparks fly as Helen immediately butts heads with her handsome yet gruff boss, whose


complicated past makes him hesitant to plant roots in Bowmans Crossing. But Helen’s eccentric aunt and a matchmaking basset hound have their own plans for Helen and Mark’s future…




**REVIEW WILL BE POSTED SOON**













USA Today Bestselling author Patricia Davids grew up on a Kansas farm with four brothers. After college she began a wonderful career as a nurse. In 1973 Pat wrote a letter to a lonely sailor. Little did she know her talent with words would bring her love, marriage and motherhood.






An avid reader, Pat longed to write a book, but put her dream on hold as she raised a family and worked in an NICU. It wasn't until 1996 that she began writing seriously. Today, Pat enjoys crafting emotionally satisfying romances where love and faith bring two people together forever.






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Title: Roughshod Justice



Author: Delores Fossen




Genre: Romance


Harlequin Imprint: Intrigue






Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR









Blurb:


No memory and orders to kill. Who has his lover become?






Two years after their short, intense affair, Texas Ranger Jameson Beckett discovers Kelly Stockwell alive. Except she has amnesia…and a note demanding she kill Jameson. Where is the woman with whom he shared so much? Because Kelly remembers nothing, not even the toddler they learn is their daughter. With secrets unraveling and bullets flying, is Jameson’s trust in Kelly’s heart enough to save them all?



**REVIEW WILL BE POSTED SOON**












USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, is an Air Force veteran who has sold over 100 novels. She's received the Booksellers' Best Award for romantic suspense, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. Her books have been featured in Woman's Day and Woman’s World. In addition, she's had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines. You can contact the author through her webpage at: www.deloresfossen.com






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Title: Lone Star Lovers



Author: Jessica Lemmon




Genre: Romance


Harlequin Imprint: Desire






Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR









Blurb:


This sexy Texan was only a one-night stand. Until he became her client—then her fake fiancĂ©! Penelope Brand’s hookup with billionaire Zach Ferguson was casual. Until he announces her as his fake fiancĂ©e to avoid scandal—and she discovers she’s pregnant. Now Zach demands they say, “I do,” for their child. But Pen won’t settle for a sham marriage. If Zach wants to keep his Lone Star lover, it’s his whole heart or nothing…



**REVIEW WILL BE POSTED SOON**












Jessica is a contemporary romance author, artist, dreamer, wife, and den mother to a rescue dog. To keep up with the latest news and book releases visit www.jessicalemmon.com.






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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

~~~NEW RELEASE~~~ PULSE by KE OSBORN

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★Synopsis★
She makes my pulse race.
From the moment I laid eyes on her in that ridiculous giraffe onesie, I knew this girl would rock my world.
Effa’s the lead singer of the world-famous rock band, Luminous.And I’m their new lighting tech, Kaden ‘Mercs’ Mercury.
Going on tour with an all-female rock band would be simple you’d think, but these girls aren’t an easy push-over.
All the while things back home are taking a turn for the worse, and I’m losing a battle of my own that might come back to bite me on the ass if I’m not careful. My only distraction from the ensuing chaos – a bubbly blonde lead singer, destined to brighten my life.
But with an all-male opening band, tensions are bound to run high when jealousy flares, and lines are blurred.
She sets my pulse racing, but am I enough to kickstart her heart?

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Love can be a gamble.
Title: Mail-Order Husband
Author: Theresa Oliver

Series: Whiskey River Brides #2
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2018
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She wants to change the rules. He wants to play the role of protector. Together, Madison and Wyatt will gamble it all for love.



Despite her beauty and charm, Madison is single and a little lost in the bustle of Whiskey River. Declining a less-than-suitable offer from the town’s resident terror, Madison needs protection. Forget mail-order brides, she’s on a mission to discover a would-be husband.



Thousands of miles due east in New York City, debonair gambler Wyatt Nash is lucky in cards. He soon finds himself disenchanted by city life and those quick to accuse him of cheating. So, he decides to take off in search of happiness under the big open sky. What he finds will change his life forever.


Return to the wild frontier in the second installment of the ten-book series, Whiskey River Brides. Join Madison, Wyatt, and your favorite characters as they struggle to overcome loss, change, and discover the whispers of new love in this enchanting western world.



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~~ RELEASE DAY BLITZ~~ BLOOD COURTESANS MULTI AUTHOR BOX SET!!!











Title: Blood Courtesans Box Set


Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance









Blurb:


Indulge in a darkly decadent and sinfully sensual world. A world where vampires are real, rich and hungry, a world where Blood Courtesans satisfy all their needs. Come, let fangs slip into your throat and awaken you to a whole new life. A boxed set of BRAND NEW stories in this popular series.






Warning: This isn't your momma's vampire romance. It's not Twilight or the Shade, either. It's Blood Courtesans: Luxury, fast cars, adventure, whirlwind romance and cold, hard fangs.




List of Books with Story Blurbs:






Revealed: Violet by Michelle Fox: My target is a vampire with a name fit for a Greek god--Zopyros Persopoulos—and he has the good looks to match. More importantly, he runs Datagenex, and it's his DNA database that will reveal why my blood kills vampires. I just need to get him alone and hack Datagenex's servers without falling into that smoldering gaze of his that makes me feel like I'm on fire. Posing as a blood courtesan is the perfect cover...right up until everything goes wrong.






Exposed: Zoe by Gwen Knight—My sister used to be a blood courtesan. Until they stuffed her full of drugs, drained her dry, and left her for dead. Asher promises he can help me bring justice to those responsible, but in exchange, I need to become his courtesan.






Compelled: Cerise by Rebecca Rivard—I'm the perfect assassin--pretty, professional, emotionless--but I want out. Just as I make plans to disappear, I'm forced to take one more job--go undercover as a blood courtesan and kill a gorgeous blond vampire. But it's a set up, and the only way out is to join forces with my target to find the real villain. The last thing I expect is to fall in love...






Eternity: Abigail by Tami Lund—When I was a blood courtesan, I fell for my vampire lover. He set me free and swore he'd stay away forever, because vampires and humans aren't meant to be together. But now I'm in trouble, and he's the only one who can save me.






Condemned: Bonnie by Julia Mills—It’s now or never - my brother is sentenced to hang for a crime he didn’t commit and it’s up to me to save him. My only hope is renowned attorney, Remy Newman and his price is nonnegotiable -my body and my blood. This is about survival, love or happily ever after or a white picket fence…or is it?






Sacrifice: Olivia by Kristen Strassel—The vampire clan turned me to save me from their enemy. But I'm not automatically a part of the coven--first, I must prove myself as a blood courtesan. I'm assigned to sexy Pierce, who never bought me at auction, but I'll win the ancient vampire's heart with the thing that speaks to him--blood.






Emboldened: Victoria by Ever Coming—Jasper came roaring into my life almost two decades ago when he rescued me from certain death. Now it’s my turn to save the sexy vampire. Only problem is, he doesn’t want my help.






Undone: Missie by Skye Jones— I hate rich people and vampires, so when I meet a drop dead handsome man that is both, I want to despise him. But I need his help and put my principals to one side. What starts out as a way of securing my freedom becomes so much more, and soon I'm in too deep mind, body, and soul.






Concealed: Lexi by Rosalie Redd—I must become a blood courtesan to pay for my life-saving treatments, and my first client is a vampire other courtesans fear. Gavin Morris's voice is sexy as sin, his touch smooth as silk, and his scent mouth-watering. All are enough to die for. I just hope that isn't my fate, literally.






Refrain: Neriza by Susan Griscom—One fateful night changed my life forever, leaving me parentless, penniless, and caring for my ailing sister. Luckily, I have something to barter with that not many people do, and the blood courtesans are very interested in me. My first client turns out to be the man of my dreams, the sexy-as-sin vampire rock star I've lusted after since I was a teen, but he wants nothing to do with me or what I have to offer--and making him accept me may be the only way for me to stay alive.








Relic: Cyra by TL Reeve—I never thought I would need a vampire. But, after my mom steals a priceless artifact from the New Orleans Coven, I become a pawn in their dirty game. In order to survive, I have to do the one thing I promised myself I'd never do.
























Participating Authors:


Michelle Fox


Gwen Knight


Kristen Strassel


Rebecca Rivard


Jennifer James


TL Reeve


Julia Mills Author


Tami Lund Author


Skye Jones


Susan M. Griscom


Rosalie Redd


Ever Coming






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EXCERPT  by Susan Griscom


“You’re quite beautiful.”






I glanced down at the light golden carpet my toes dug into, the fire in my cheeks burning as if the sun scorched my face. No one had ever said that to me before. I’d dated a couple of guys over the years, but nothing ever came of them. They hadn’t exactly been what one would consider ideal boyfriend material. One left the day after our first date to join the Army and the other, well, I just never heard from him again after that first date.






“That embarrasses you?”






I nodded.






“No reason to be embarrassed.” He grabbed my hand and led me over to the bed. “Sit down.”






I did as he requested and he sat next to me. This was so strange. Was he just going to bite me and drink my blood without any sort of getting to know me? Things were happening too fast, but there was nothing I could do about it. Per our contract I was obligated to do whatever he wanted me to do.






“Forgive me if this all seems rushed. I don’t have time for formalities tonight. I haven’t fed in over a week and I have a lot of work to do.” He nuzzled his face into the crook of my neck right where I knew my vein throbbed, thanks to my nerves. But he didn’t bite me.






“You smell divine. Like blackberries infused with a dark, red cabernet.”






I’d never been compared to a wine before. I let out a nervous giggle and braced myself for the sting his fangs would surely make, though I had no idea if it would hurt or not.






Instead of biting me, he curled his finger under my chin and turned my face toward his. His lips were thick and invitingly smooth and so close. He ran his tongue over them and then surprised me by skimming his lips over mine. With our gazes locked, he pressed his mouth to mine again, slanting his head and slipping his tongue through my slightly parted lips.






Shoving his hands into my hair, he clutched my head, holding me still while his tongue swept around my mouth, dancing with my own, dominating me, heating my blood, making me desperate for what I only vaguely understood.






I’d been kissed before, but never like this, not the way his tongue stroked mine as if he needed me, as if he couldn’t get enough. He tasted of cinnamon and red wine. The lust inside me boiled hot, thick and intoxicating. My body temperature rose and I was pretty sure I might combust at any minute. My thighs clenched as he made some sort of sexy growling noise. My arms rose up his back and my fingernails raked back down his naked flesh, skimming over the firm and smooth texture.






I forgot about worrying that I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t need to know, everything came as a natural and urgent need. I wanted to be touched everywhere by this man and when his firm warm hand slipped inside the neckline of my dress and cupped my breast, I arched into it. My breath hitched when his fingers squeezed my nipple. Arousal prickled my skin and a slow, hot tingle spurred between my legs.






I wanted to be devoured by him.






Lyric Rivers was everything I’d ever imagined him to be. A heated throb gathered between my thighs. When his other hand slipped up my thigh and squeezed my ass I held my breath. No, I actually couldn’t breathe. I wasn’t wearing panties and now he knew it.






Then, almost as quickly as he started kissing me, he stopped. So abruptly I teetered backwards and had to catch myself with my hands on his shoulders as he stared into my eyes. Was he about to compel me? I didn’t need to be compelled. I wanted him all on my own.