Friday, October 23, 2015

What @ChristiSnow Found At The Library #mm #romance #releaseday

Today is release day for my friend, Christi Snow! She's sharing with us an excerpt for Found At The Library, her m/m holiday romance out today. Enjoy!


Found at the Library Story Description:

His entire life, Tommy Garrett has dealt with self-doubts. He thought he’d conquered the majority of them until a chance meeting with an author brought his illiteracy to the forefront...again. Growing up with un-diagnosed dyslexia has left Tommy barely able to read, but books are his Nirvana. Now he spends his life creating art dedicated to the love of those “untouchable” items.

Robert McIntyre, Mac, is a best-selling, highly celebrated author. But his point of view has become a little bit too narrow...until Tommy opens his eyes. That chance meeting has changed everything about his world. He has no idea how to find the beautiful man he met, and offended, at the library book sale. But when he does, Tommy’s life is in crisis-mode. It’s the holidays and Mac can’t just standby when Tommy needs help, whether Tommy wants it or not.

Two artistic men. One shared passion for books.

Life is hard, and sometimes when conflict arises you have to write your own plot twist to pull yourself out of the fray.

Excerpt from Found at the Library...
That tight ass, with high, muscular cheeks, was the first thing Mac saw when he entered the room in search of the artist. Then the whole, very fine, body turned and shifted. Mac’s nerves caught fire as he recognized that curly mop of hair. The look of complete surprise on the man’s face would have been humorous if it hadn’t precluded his hard tumble to the floor. This was the guy from the book sale. Tommy.
And he was naked.
So naked.
Mac knew he shouldn’t, but he looked. This man had a body that looked so much better than Mac had ever suspected...long lean muscles that were slightly defined, a nice dusting of chest hair, and nipples the color of his favorite candy caramels. Mac just thought insomnia had plagued him before. From now on, every time he closed his eyes, this vision would fill his mental picture. And wow, what a vision it was.
Despite being tall, Tommy’s long legs and limbs complemented his broad shoulders and hard chest that narrowed to his tapered waist. And there it was... holy cow, his cock was impressive, even in its completely relaxed state.
Mac tilted his head. Well, maybe not quite so relaxed as Tommy’s dick began to harden under Mac’s gaze.
“Hey, perv,” the man yelled as he tried to cover himself with his hands. “What the hell do you think you’re doing? Get the hell out of my loft. This is private property.”
Despite his hands shielding the member, Tommy’s cock hardened more. The sight gave Mac ideas...ideas he hadn’t had in years. When was the last time he’d had the urge to bottom?
But as he glanced up at the red-face of the beautiful man, Mac realized the guy was right. Damn, he was being a pervert. Mac turned his back to allow Tommy to untangle his long, muscular legs from his jeans in private.
“Sorry,” Mac said. “I wasn’t expecting you to be naked, and then I got overwhelmed by the sight of all that luscious skin of yours. You’re right, that was pervy of me and I apologize for it, but I’m assuming you’re Thomas Garrett.”
Clothing rustled behind him.
“Yeah, and who are you so I can give the right information when I call the police?”
Mac winced. Yeah, this wasn’t the way he wanted to start off this relationship ...again.

You can buy it here...

Bio for Christi Snow
As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. But...she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.

When she turned 41, she decided it was time to go after her dream and started writing. Within four months, she'd written over 150,000 words and hasn't stopped since.

She's found her calling by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart, tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion. An author of nine novels, she's truly living the dream and loving every minute of it. Her days in her West Texas home are spent reading, writing, and taking care of her husband, two kids, and two cats.

Her tagline is... Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After. She's loving this adventure!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

End of Summer Blow-Out Sale! Naughty Beach Fling by Mia Dee #erotica #sale #kindle

Zoey Derrick was kind enough to throw together a little End of Summer Blow-Out Sale for readers! There are plenty of free, $.99, and $1.99 books for your reading enjoyment. Plus there's a grand prize of a $110 Amazon gift card up for grabs! Here's a link to scope out all the best deals.

Join the Facebook event page for fun, games, and prizes! 

Mia's naughty half, Mia Dee, has Naughty Beach Fling (Are You Watching? #1) for sale at .99 Sept. 1-7. If you haven't purchased a copy, now is the great time! 

Blurb for Naughty Beach Fling (Are You Watching #1)...
Wendy Anderson’s good girl halo tarnishes in a big way when she discovers a few secrets about her husband’s sexy best friend, Travis Smith. Back in college, Travis made porn films to make ends meet. More surprising, her husband, Justin, used to film them and act as director. While on vacation, Wendy’s imagination goes wild and she can’t help but wonder if the two guys will indulge in some naughty beach fun.

This short novella is a work of erotica. It's short, hot, and contains: Wife watching and a little m/f/m action at the end. 10,800 words.

(Mia Dee is the pen name for erotic romance author Mia Downing.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

What Chase Finds Sexy...#ScintillatingSunday From Trained for Seduction #eroticromance #spies #TWRP

I'm trying a new blog hop from the Mile High Muses. This one focuses on 8 words, lines or paragraphs for a Scintillating Sunday post! I'm really excited. Here's the link to their website for more info: Click on: Sunday Blog Hop at the top.

I'm going to go with 8 Paragraphs from Spy Games: Trained For Seduction. I always find Chase Sanders, spy boss, to be an interesting hero, because what turns him on are things you wouldn't expect. He loves a smart woman, and he's met his match with his new agent, Kate Wells. Here's a peek at one of the things that makes him wild for Kate.

8 Scintillating paragraphs from Spy Games: Trained for Seduction...

“How good are you?” Chase leaned forward, his hands folded, his face very intense. “The bombs.
Weapons. How good are you?”

Somehow Kate knew that this man wouldn’t want her to sugarcoat it to make himself feel better. He was sizing her up, seeing what she brought to the table. This was an area where she more than ran with the big dogs. She showed them the way.

“I could wire this house, use household chemicals to make the explosive, and then kill you at least ten different ways, in under an hour, without collateral damage. As good as I’m sure you are, you’d never, ever know.”

“What else?”

Was she imagining things, or did the devil look…excited? “I could also poison you easily. I have enough of a chemistry background to mix up something delightfully evil that you’d never suspect. I threaten Jake all of the time that I’m going to get rid of him either way. He says it turns him on, so I keep that at a minimum.”

There was a flare in Chase’s eyes, and she suddenly knew how a snake looked at its prey before it pounced. Or maybe, this was the look of a lustful man. “Don’t tell me that turns you on, too.”

“I’m a spy. Telling a spy how you could kill him is very exciting. It adds danger.” He drew in a breath, one that sounded a little ragged. “You’re amazing.”

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Bound & Teased Spotlight with @MarieTuhart #eroticromance #menage #kindlesale

Spotlight for Bound & Teased
And a Sale!!!

Release Day! 

Today we have Marie Tuhart in a spotlight for her latest release, Bound & Teased! This m/m/f read features a hot cowboy, a sexy sheriff, and lots of sexy menage fun. To celebrate, Marie has put Quick Silver Ranch: Roped & Ready up for sale for .99! Go check it out. 



Blurb for Bound & Teased:
They’re playing for keeps...

Eight years ago, a naive Katie Crane ran from Ry and Jed, warned their brand of love would ruin her
life. Now she's all grown up and returning home with a better understanding of the BDSM lifestyle. After the betrayal she's faced at her father's hands, she worries she won't be strong enough to submit to the men she gave her heart and virginity to at eighteen.

Jed Malloy and Ry McCade are surprised and thrilled by Katie's return to Felton's Creek. They'd been heartbroken after her departure and had turned to each other, embracing the BDSM lifestyle without her. Katie's homecoming sparks hope and worry. Ry isn’t sure he can keep his dominant side under control, and Jed fears Katie will see him as less of a man by being a switch and Ry’s submissive.

Having Katie back could mean the beginning of everything they've ever wanted or the end to the only family they've ever known.

Excerpt for Bound & Teased:

“Welcome home.” Jed’s breath skimmed her neck before his lips touched her skin.

“It’s been too damn long.” Ry didn’t hesitate, his mouth closing over hers.

Her heart pounded as Ry’s mouth devoured hers. Jed nipped at her skin with little bites where her neck and shoulder met and she let out a gasp, allowing Ry to slide his tongue past her lips.

Two sets of hands roamed over her body. Ry cupped her ass, pulling her against his hard cock. Jed teasing the underside of her breasts, making her nipples pebble while he pressed his equally hard erection against her ass.

“My turn.” The words barely registered before Ry released her lips. Strong fingers cupped her chin, her head turned, and Jed took her mouth. His lips were softer, but his kiss was as hard and demanding as Ry’s, but less urgent.

Two men, two different kisses. Her brain grappled with the way they tasted. Each different. Ry, metal and coffee, Jed, mint and the outdoors. Oh, God. They tasted the same as they had when she was eighteen.

Her body was melting between them. She curled one arm around Jed’s neck, and the other hand began caressing Ry’s chest. Her helplessness to resist these two men was starting again. And did she care? At the moment, no, but she’d come home knowing they weren’t going to play it safe, not this time.
Bound & Teased is available at:
Amazon   – NOTE: on pre-order for $2.99 until 8/31/15

About Marie Tuhart: 

Marie Tuhart can't remember a time when she didn't have a book in her hands. A voracious reader since childhood, she began writing at 19, and in 1994 decided to join RWA and get serious about publishing. When she isn't reading or writing, Marie loves to spend time in bookstores. A world traveler, she enjoys searching out corners of the globe she hasn't experienced yet. While still totally open to finding her own tall, dark and handsome, she is certainly enjoying the journey

Fun Facts: Marie has a key chain collection from all the places she's visited, both US and around the world.  Only two have been given to her.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Cover Reveal for Right By Your Side by @ChristiSnow #romanticsuspense

Today we have Christi Snow's cover reveal for Right By Your Side (Martin's Ranch Series.) Christi takes us back to Texas in this full-length novel and revisits all of the wonderful romantic expense excitement she developed in the When The Mission Ends series. I'm excited to see where she'll take us next! 

Below is a peek at the cover and the blurb. The stunning Tyler White (photo by Shauna Kruse) is the outstanding model for this cover. He's incredibly drool-worthy and exactly what Scott looks like in my mind! Amanda Matthews did a great job with this cover.

Cover Design: Amanda Matthews (AM Design Studios) A.M. Design Studios
Cover Photo: Kruse Images & Photography (Shauna Kruse) 

Cover Model: Tyler White Tyler White

And here it is, the gorgeous new cover for Right By Your Side!

Blurb for Right By Your Side:
Best Female Country Artist. Sold out world-wide tour. Record-setting album sales. It’s been a stellar year for Skye Taylor and it’s left her exhausted. All she wants to do is go home to Oklahoma, curl up in her little house, and veg out in pj’s with a pile of junk food. But when her tour bus crashes in the middle of West Texas, her priorities suddenly shift. Now she’s sitting bedside hoping her best friend and bodyguard, KC, survives.  

For Scott Martin, he simply wants this horrible year to end. After the murder of his brother, his family is falling apart. With one crisis after another pulling him back to the family ranch, he’s put way too many late night miles on his truck between his family home and Lubbock, where he works as a paramedic. When he comes upon the wrecked tour bus, he has no idea this is one emergency which will change his life forever.

Skye and Scott quickly form a friendship which hints at possibilities of more. But as these two dodge paparazzi, over-zealous label executives, and stalker fans, they soon discover that everything is easier when you have someone you trust RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE. And that becomes even more important when they discover the bus wreck wasn’t an accident…

About Christi Snow…

As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. But...she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.

When she turned 41, she decided it was time to go after her dream and started writing. Within four months, she'd written over 150,000 words and hasn't stopped since.

She's found her calling by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart, tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion. She's truly living the dream and loving every minute of it.

Her tagline is... Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After. She's loving this adventure!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What's Mia Downing Up To Now... #editing #services #eroticromance #romance

Look up! To the Right! My Editing Page!

The Other (Other) Side of Mia... 
Ms. Editor

I'm sure you all didn't know I was so multifaceted. Erotic Romance author, Erotica author, excellent bacon chef...and now editor? 

Yep. That's me. Actually, I've been an editor for a long time. 

I’m starting to take more freelance editing clients as of August 1, 2015. In my “other” life I’ve been an editor for a medium-sized romance publishing company for the past eight years, and I have edited for USA Today and Amazon bestselling authors. If you’re looking for a dependable editor who has worked in the industry for almost ten years, you’ve come to the right place.

References available on request. 

I am offering some different bundles and packages to help authors find what they need. I'm also happy to work with the author to come up with the exact amount of editing they need at a reasonable price. I also do book formatting for print and digital. 

So check out my services page above. Drop me a line if interested. The email is there, or scroll up the side bar. 

Have some cake to celebrate! 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Spotlight On Beauty Submits To Her Beast #BDSM #TWRP #eroticromance

by Sydney St. Claire

Today we have fellow The Wild Rose Press author Sydney St. Claire and a spotlight on her latest release, Beauty Submits to Her Beast. She's giving away a $20 gift card to a lucky comment leaver. Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below! 



Rancher Caitlin Olsen is in complete control of her life. After years of taking care of others, she’s on her own and loving every minute. She has her horses and her ranch. What more does she need? Yet deep inside, she yearns to give up all her responsibilities and simply experience life. When a friend suggests she try a bit of BDSM role-play, she does her research and accepts an invitation to Pleasure Manor for a fairy tale event.

War hero and Dominant, Damon Steele is a loner. His failure to keep his men alive destroyed too many hopes and dreams. He won’t be responsible for anyone else's life or happiness ever again. There’s no room in his life—or his heart—for romance. Instead, he satisfies his needs at BDSM clubs and never with the same sub. Taking part in the fairy tale event at Pleasure Manor is difficult enough, but when Beauty challenges him both in the bedroom and out, he’s not sure he can control his inner beast.


EXCERPT for Beauty Submits to Her Beast

She licked her lips, suddenly nervous again. How did a person begin a cold turkey sexual fling? She didn’t engage in one-night stands, always dated and got to know her past lovers first. “I’m Caitlin. I’ve never been here before. What now?”

He inclined his head. “I’m Damon. I’ll be your Dom for the weekend. Find the X on the floor and stand on it.”

Damon. To tame. Oh, yes, she wanted to tame her beast. Like a flame set to gas-soaked briquettes, his gaze on her breast, along with his sexy, deep baritone voice, ignited the ball of lust swirling in her center.

Whew, this won’t be so bad. In fact, if she hadn’t been cuffed, she might have jumped him, tumbled them both onto the couch.

He snapped his fingers, bringing her back to the here and now. “First rule. I don't give instructions more than once. Do as I ordered.”

The lust in her veins cooled and once again, indignation threaded with anger took hold. “Excuse me?” No one had ordered her around since she was thirteen and assumed the role of parent to her younger siblings and caregiver to her mother.

“Your choice is to obey or leave. If you want to leave, I’ll remove the cuffs and let Hastings arrange for you to be taken home.”

Go before she sampled this hunk? Nope. No matter how much she hated being told what to do. Her curiosity was piqued, and her body ached to have this man kiss her. And fuck her like a stallion claiming his mare. This Belle wanted her Beast.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sydney St. Claire is the pseudonym of Susan Edwards, author of 14 Historical Native
American/Western/Paranormal romances and the author of the popular “White” Series.
Sydney loves writing and sharing stories of love, happiness and dreams come true with her readers. She credits her mother for her writing success.  Encouraged to read as a child, she always preferred happy endings which meant romances were her favorite genre.  Sydney takes her readers into the world of erotica romance where her characters come together in explosive passion as they solve life’s problems and find true love along with the best sex our hero and heroine have ever experienced.

Sydney’s office is quite crowded with three dogs at her feet and five cats to keep her company while she writes. Three cats always insist on beds on her desk, barely leaving enough room for her monitor and keyboard. Life gets fun when all five insist on supervising…

When not writing, she enjoys crafts of all sorts including quilting, sewing, cross-stitch and knitting. She and her husband of 30 + years are avid gardeners. He takes care of the veggies, and Susan is in charge of the ‘pretties’. Her medicine wheel garden is in a contact state of war: flowers vs. weeds. Sadly, right now the weeds are wining…

While writing, she listens to a wide variety of music. Her current favorites are Blackmore’s Night and David Lanz.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Spotlight on Fueled by Lust: Makar and Baruch #mfm #eroticromance #scifi

Today I'm hosting a spotlight for Fueled by Lust: Makar and Baruch, Celeste Prater's latest release in the Fueled by Lust series. Celeste is giving away a $20 gift card to a randomly drawn commenter. 




Releasing 06/17/2015 exclusively at and 6-8 weeks later at major retailers.


A quick mission to retrieve a bag of blood leaves Makar Decanus and Baruch Abella’s head spinning when they stumble upon their potential mate. Unknown to them at the time, this isn’t just any ordinary doctor with sea-green eyes and a tantalizing scent of violets. She might very well be the catalyst leading to the destruction of the Insedi race.

Dr. Keely Anderson thinks she’s on to something wondrous when not one, but three patients reveal they’ve seen men disappearing before their eyes. Undaunted by her prick boss’s demand she stop investigating, Keely finds herself swept into the arms of two overwhelming males that want to see her permanently positioned between their sexy as hell bodies. But will her heartrending past keep them at arm’s length?

Book 7 in the Fueled By Lust Series will pull at your heartstrings, make you gasp at the action, and have you fall head over heels in love once again with the Insedi race.

Reader note: Series best read in sequence


Her inner fire burns brightly, Makar. She wants to feel our cocks grinding deep inside of her. He lowered his voice and let it slide out as if silk itself.

“Join us, Keely. Your eyes dilate with passion. My senses haven’t failed me.”

“I already told you that I’m not interested.”

Her soft, trembling words helped to release a soft growl from his throat, informing any that heard that he was a male with one goal—to get as close as possible to his mate. The air fairly crackled with the amount of energy streaming between him and Makar. It now swirled effortlessly around their green-eyed goddess.

“You lie, sweetness. We can smell your desire. The intoxicating bouquet of violets beckons us as if a moth to a flame.”

Keely blinked rapidly, yet stayed perfectly still. “That’s ridiculous. You can’t smell desire.”

“Oh, that’s where you’re wrong, little one. Makar spoke of this Insedi trait while you waited under the trees. I was in his thoughts.”

Keely swallowed and pushed up into a sitting position. Her fingers gripped the edge of the cushions. “My desire smells like flowers?”

Rising to his knees, Baruch clasped her calves and slowly pushed her legs wide. Moving between her thighs, he leaned forward until she collapsed against the backrest. He positioned his cock across the thin material separating him from her deliciously fragrant pussy and looked her directly in the eye.

“Do you feel how heavy he lies upon your body? Your sweet flowers have snared the beast. He awaits your decision.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Celeste was born and raised in a small town between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin. Wanting to see more than her small Texas town, she joined the Marines, which satisfied her craving to see more of the U.S. and her drive to see if she could be one of the few and the proud.

A firm believer in educating the mind, Celeste has achieved several advanced degrees, the latest
being a master’s of science.

Her true love is writing erotic romance, especially about alien hunks that know how to treat their females.

Drusus, Severus, Cato, Lucien, Caelius, Maxim and many more have swirled in her dreams until she had to bring them to life and allow them to find love within the pages of the Fueled by Lust book series.

Book 1 DRUSUS was nominated as Top 5 Finalist and placed 3rd in the 2014 RWA Passionate Ink’s 9th Annual Passionate Plume Book Contest in Erotic SciFi/Fantasy Category, Book 2 SEVERUS achieved BEST BOOK review rating and won April 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH Reader Poll at LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS, Book 3 CATO won the May/June 2014, and LUCIEN won the September 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH Reader Poll at LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS. All currently released books in the series have made it into the Top 5 Bestseller Lists at within days of release as well as making it into the Top 10 Hottest New Releases in Erotic Science Fiction on Amazon.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Come Have A Peek At The Lady Mentor by GE Taylor #contemporaryromance

Contemporary romance author G.E. Taylor is here to share her more about her writing style and an excerpt from her latest release, The Lady Mentor. Enjoy! 



My Writing Style by G.E. Taylor
When I’m creating a new story, it’s all I think about. After I have the plot in my mind, I talk about it aloud to myself. I like to drive alone so when I’m talking to my characters, there is no one to look at me funny and ask what am I doing. That’s one reason why I like to drive alone. After I put my characters on paper, I draw a line down the middle between the hero and heroine listing who would be involved with them, what would happen and where it would happen. From this framework, I build my story.

Early morning, usually at four or five o’clock when the family is still asleep is the best time for me to think, so that’s when I get up and go to my writing room. Some mornings I’m frustrated because I want to begin to write straight away but nothing is coming. I find that if I relax, do some relaxation breathing exercise, not think so hard my thoughts will begin to flow. Once I get started, I write for a good four or five hours. When the family is up, well, it’s time to switch hats. Later, if I’m able to write another two or three pages in the evening, then that’s wonderful. Consistency is what counts. Therefore, I try to write on a daily basis. I may not be able to write as much as I did the day before but everything I do is counted toward my targeted word count.

I’ve learned though, sitting for more than two hours can be very painful. My neck and shoulders hurt. So I try to move fairly often which I sometimes find difficult to do especially if the story is flowing well, I don’t want to stop.

One of the things I’ve found with writing though, it can be very lonely and I’m trying not to isolate myself. I don’t mind quietness and solitude. In fact, I crave it especially when everything is falling into place-my characters are doing what I want them to do, but that contact of sharing I miss and am trying to do something about it.

On a whole, I enjoy writing and creating a story that hopefully romance readers can enjoy.  My pleasure comes from readers who are satisfied and who want to read more or my work.

Blurb for The Lady Mentor... 
When beautiful Joanna Huntington left the law firm of Petersberg, Ryan and Cole, she never dreamed the storm would force her into the path of the car driven by Vaughn Gordon, the man whom she thought she would never see again. Coming face-to-face with Vaughn at the hospital brought back memories of their first encounter when she‘d lived in Chester. How she’d boldly asked Vaughn to kiss her after she’d sensed the attraction between them was mutual. His touch made her forget any cautious teachings she’d heard and his kisses had sent so much heat flowing through her that every cell in her body clamored for his full possession. But now she wanted to hide.

Vaughn had everything he wanted, except the woman of his dreams. Joanna had been marked off limits, not because she was biracial and he was white but because that was demanded of him. He agreed to back off…for a time. But then she disappeared. Now here she was lying before him possibly hurt.

Fate would not be so cruel to take her from him again just when he found her.

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Excerpt from The Lady Mentor...
“At last,” said Vaughn’s deep voice.

Joanna was so shocked she flopped down into the nearest chair.

“Are you there, Joanna?”

She cleared her throat. “Yes, I’m here. What can I do for you?” she asked, politely while her heart raced away like an unstoppable train.

“I take it you have fully recovered from the accident?”

“Yes. And it’s not necessary for you to continue to call.”

“It’s not necessary?”

“No. As a matter of fact, I wish you wouldn’t. I think you should forget you ran into me. Forget you saw me.”

“But I can’t do that,” came the husky reply. “We’ve been over this already, Joanna. Please have dinner with me this evening.”

“Now, why would I do that when I just told you—?”

“Joanna, I’m picking you up this evening. I’m not playing the waiting game anymore. If you’re not ready when I get there, it will be my pleasure to personally dress you.”

Arrogant bastard! “Why don’t you go harass someone else? I’m sure that banker’s daughter wouldn’t mind. Both of you look like a nice little couple in the papers.”

“I don’t mess around with married women, which she is now. At the time, I was asked to escort her to the function. Besides, I want to be with you, no one else.”

Well, he’d told her he would not waste time, and apparently he’d meant it. He was moving forward with the relationship. Truthfully, she wanted to see him again. They had a lot of unfinished business. Some she couldn’t make go away. Having dinner with him should give her some answers.

“Joanna, is eight okay?”

“Yes, that will be fine. Where are we going?”

“Downtown Newark, to the Neck, to one of the Spanish restaurants. You liked Spanish food, as I recall.”

“You remembered,” she stated quietly, blown away that he would remember such a small thing about her after all this time.

“There’s very little I don’t remember about you, Joanna. Give my regard to your lovely mother, and I’ll see you at eight.”

She replaced the phone in its cradle thoughtfully, a deep frown creasing her brows. There was no going back now. Truth be told, she was excited and was actually looking forward to being with him. There was no denying the fact that nobody else made her heart race with such speed or sing with such joy. The time spent away from him made her body even more responsive to him. She craved his touch and felt so alive when she was with him. She didn’t want to look too deeply into why. She only knew that from the first day they’d met, something special, magical was between them. Apparently that had not changed.

As Katherine entered the apartment, she sensed a change, and she looked at Joanna seated on the chair. “Is everything all right, Joanna?” she asked anxiously.

“Yes. I’m going to dinner with Vaughn tonight.”

“Are you sure this is what you want to do?”

Joanna understood this was no ordinary question.


About G.E. Taylor
I became hooked on reading romance novels during my teen years and my attempt at writing began in high school. All of my manuscripts were mailed under my bed. Eventually, I threw out most of them. That was painful especially since I’d hand written them first, then typed them on my old typewriter.

In college I majored in English but ended up with a Master in Social Work and a Master in Education.

Though I had these different career paths, I never gave up my passion for writing. Now I’m much more committed to it and writing full time. I’ve drawn on my years of practicing social work to give my work authenticity and realism.

I live in New Jersey with my family.

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