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Throwback Thursday: Thoroughly Tempted, #excerpt, #tbt, #eroticromance, #interracial

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 | Book Pimpage, Promotion, Writing | No Comments

Welcome…welcome…to this weeks Throwback Thursday! Today’s excerpt is from a story a wrote for Samhain Publishing. I had so much fun writing this little novella.  Can you say “Strip Uno?” Enjoy!

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Wesley placed his blue eight on top. She followed with a blue four. He played his blue eight. He hoped she’d play a card so he could change the color on his next play. He lucked out when she played a yellow eight. After they exchanged a couple of yellow cards, he ended with his skip card. “Start getting naked,” he said and laughed.

She stuck her tongue out at him, but grinned. She took off her shoes first. Since he didn’t have another yellow card, he had to pull.

Their game pressed on with both of them having to remove several items of clothing, but neither had pulled the lucky Wild Draw Four card. Sierra still had on a matching purple— he was sure now that was her favorite color—panty and bra set. He had on his boxer shorts and a wife-beater T-shirt.

“Oooh, you are so not going to win this game.” She smirked.

“It ain’t over ’til it’s over, baby.”

“I must have buried that Wild Four card deep down in the deck. But it’s coming. I’m sure of it.”

“Yep, it’s coming right to me,” he said as he pulled a card from the stack. And when he did, a slow grin spread across his face.

“Huh-uh. No,” she said, sticking out her bottom lip. “Please don’t tell me you pulled the Wild Four.”

He hunched his shoulders and smiled. “Okay, I won’t tell you.”

“Phew.”

“I’ll show you.”

“Ugh,” she growled.

Wesley slapped the card on the table, reared back in his chair and yelled. “Remove the rest of those clothes Ms. Morgan. The game is O-V-E-R,” he spelled out.

“Come on, you’re not going to really make me take them off. Are you?”

“Yep.”

“Wesley.”

“Strip.”

“Wesley,” she whined.

“You want me to do it for you?”

“Why did I make up this stupid game?”

He laced his hands together and placed them behind his head. “I enjoyed it myself.”

“Of course you did. You won.

“That’s right. So again, start stripping.”

She rose out of her chair and hooked her fingers beneath her bra straps and pulled both of her arms through. When she unhooked it from the back, a smile melted over his face. “Oh, yeah. That’s it. Take it off.”

She tossed it across the table at him. When he picked it up and placed it on his head, she laughed. “You’re stupid, you know that?”

“Yep. Keep going,” he said.

But as she linked her fingers inside her panties and began to pull them down, his eyes glazed over. He remembered why playing this game was really fun. Her body was amazing. Full breasts, curves in all the right places, and that thatch of hair between her legs made his mouth water.

“You happy now?” she quipped.

When he stood up with a rock hard dick sticking out from the front of his shorts, she would already know the answer to that question. “What do you think?”

The tip of her tongue snaked out and licked her lips. “I guess so.”

Wesley rounded the table and took her in his arms.

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Wounded cop Wesley Duncan is sent on a forced vacation to spend a week at Tempted, the perfect place for him to relax and recover. But recovery becomes the last thing on his mind when he discovers sexy spa owner Sierra is the only woman around.

After a hectic year and a half making Tempted a success, Sierra Morgan is looking forward to having her Florida resort all to herself for a whole week. The last thing she needs is someone messing up her plans to be blissfully alone.

But when a seriously hot stranger shows up, Sierra is thoroughly tempted to make a serious change of plan.

 

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A Picture Is Worth…Guess What? #Pinterest #UnderHisCover

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 | Book Pimpage, Coming Soon, Promotion | No Comments

….A thousands words. Well, 500 words as far as Pinterest is concerned.

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So I’ve been getting into Pinterest a lot as of late and I remembered a couple of posts about doing “boards” for your books and I decided to give it a try. I created a board for Under His Covers. My upcoming January release.

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It’s fun! 

I thought back to different things that happened in my story and then “searched” for items that related to it. For example, in the beginning of my novel, Jade (my heroine) is a bridesmaid at a wedding and I begin the story just as the bridal bouquet is about to be thrown. The bouquet is made of roses and gardenias. I did a search for a bridal bouquet of roses and gardenias and “voila,” I have a picture that represents my story. I pinned it to the board and added the lines from the story that talk about the bouquet.

Jade Conner thrust backward, flung an elbow to the right and stepped on an instep to the left. For some god-awful reason, fate intervened and dropped the ribbon-wrapped bundle of roses and gardenias directly into her arms.

Pretty cool huh?

Jade also has a thing for butterflies (you’ll have to read the story to find out why). As a romantic gesture, Rhys (my hero) takes her to an aquarium that has a butterfly exhibit. So of course, I find pictures of butterflies to include on the board and under one of the butterflies I added the lines from the story that match.

“How did you…it’s so…they’re so beautiful. There are so many of them.” Rhys reached forward and grazed the tip of his finger over the white gold and amethyst butterfly charm lying against her chest. “You always wear one,” he said.

Now…will this type of promotion transfer into sales…I don’t know. But, it was fun doing it and it’ll give my readers a better visual before/after they read the story if they go to my Pinterest page. Random people who visit my page my read a caption and say, “Hey. I want to read that.”

At least that’s what I hope.

You can visit my Under His Cover Pinterest board here. And please, feel free to follow me and I’ll follow you right back. Let me know what you think.

Peace, love and sex!

Lyric

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