Sinful Sunday Flash Fiction: Mistletoe

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Want some sexy flash fiction? AND a glimpse at Adam and Elizabeth? Lucky for you, the lovely Shari Slade and Rebecca Grace Allen have teamed up for another round of #SinfulSundayFlashFiction! This week’s theme is mistletoe. (Yes I’m a day late. Just ignore that fact and enjoy reading!)

 
Warmth rushed through my veins, spreading like wildfire until my scalp tingled with anticipation of his touch. He was here—behind me, but not touching me—and the dichotomy of having him so close but still so far away almost brought me to my knees right then and there. Under the mistletoe of all places.
 
I would happily sink to the floor and pleasure him in front of all these people if it meant finally touching after so long, but I didn’t move. Hell, I didn’t breathe. Instead I simply waited, knowing that my patience would be rewarded.
 
“Elizabeth.” He whispered my name against the shell of my ear as he wrapped his large, warm hand around my hip, splaying his fingers across my belly.
 
My head spun but his hand was like an anchor holding me down as my body threatened to fly apart. I sank backward into him, melding our bodies together. “Adam.” Busy careers and a love that was still far too young, had kept us apart when the only place we belonged was together.
 
He rested his forehead against the top of my head and drew in a shaky breath. “Merry Christmas, Gorgeous.”
 
I spun in his arms and kissed him hard and fast—needing to pull him inside me even if only for a moment. Over the last few days, as I waited for this moment, I’d begun to wonder if Adam was as absolutely desperate to see me as I was to see him.
 
Those doubts had just vanished in a Disney-worthy poof of magical smoke. The strangled way he’d said “Merry Christmas”—as if he was too busy feeling and words were a forced form of communication—and “Gorgeous” was more strangled plea for relief than his name for me. Adam was every bit as overwhelmed as I was and it was the most beautiful thing.
 
Well, until he sank his fingers into my hair and growled, “Whose brilliant idea was it to go to this party?” His eyes were filled with raw need. A desperation that could only be fulfilled with hours alone together in a bed.
 
“I believe it was yours.”
 
“I’m an idiot.”
 
I smiled. “You finally went too far.”
 
His fingers flexed and he dipped down to steal another, dirtier kiss. “Too far?”
 
I nodded, panting. “You like the tease. The anticipation. The pain of denial.”
 
“The reward is usually worth it.” He closed his eyes and I knew he was calculating how quickly we could slip back to his garage apartment, have a proper greeting, and return to his parent’s party.
 
“The reward is always worth it.” Memories of orgasms achieved after moments just like this flooded my mind and suddenly my skin was flushing and my cheeks burning. “I think we’ve earned a few minutes alone.”
 
“Yeah?” He wasted no time grabbing my hands and yanked me toward the door. “Then let’s get moving!”
 
“Adam!” I laughed as we started down the stairs. “We can’t go to the apartment.” There were secrets waiting there.
 
He paused, realization flashing through his eyes. Then he grinned. “To the secret passage instead.”
 

500 words.
Adam and Elizabeth are the foundational characters of the TEASE series. Now is a great time to start reading since the book is free at all retailers

6 Dirty Secrets Now Available!

Happy election day! Need a break from the stress? Pick up a copy of 6 Dirty Secrets and escape from it all!

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A love story for the ages…

That’s what we all want, isn’t it? A love so deep and so strong it can conquer all and withstand even the darkest of nights?

For me this wasn’t just daydreaming about a fairytale romance. If I was ever going to love someone he needed to be a fighter. No one else could endure the secrets that surround my family or survive the sacrifices that would be required to escape them. An ordinary love and an ordinary man simply wouldn’t do.

Enter: Darcy Higgins. My brother’s best friend. We’ve spent our lives slamming into each other and breaking apart. We’re all bad decisions and terrible timing, but I’ve loved him from the moment we met and he’s fought for me over and over again. We have a love that defies reason. A love that will, I hope, survive the mountain of secrets and lies that stand in our way.

This isn’t any love story.

This is my love story. And it is most definitely one for the ages.


Writing this book was a labor of love and I hope you enjoy getting a chance to see what really happened between Nicki and Higgins from Tempt. I need a good stiff drink and few days off. My next book is going to be one dirty sexy romp of a good time. Stay tuned for details!

Love: an Adam & Elizabeth Short Story

Hello from Florida! If you’re a subscriber to my newsletter then you are one of the lucky ones who got to read Love: an Adam & Elizabeth Short Story last week! I’m posting it here today for my website readers to enjoy as well.

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Big news! You asked, I answered. After an overwhelming (you guys are seriously awesome!) number of requests, I’ve decided to write another book for Adam and Elizabeth. It will most likely be a novella about the time after Tease and before they get married. I don’t know what it’s called, what the cover will be, or what date it will be released, but I’m hoping to have it out in time for Christmas.

This will be the first of several new stories about Adam and Elizabeth, as well as Theo and Allison, and any other couples who want to have more stories told. I will continue to write new couples as well. Already on the docket is Lily (Elizabeth’s little sister) in 7 Dirty Lies, and Margaret in Hooked Up, both coming in 2017! I’m so excited to write you guys more books in the Tease Series and I absolutely love hearing from all of you here on the website, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Please keep stopping by and saying hi! ❤

Now, find out what Adam and Elizabeth have been up to in Love: an Adam & Elizabeth Short Story.

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The Governess Was Wicked by Julia Kelly!

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Hello lovely readers! I hope September is treating everyone well. It’s certainly been fantastic for Julia Kelly. Monday her new series from Pocket Star debuted on retailers everywhere! You all know Julia from First Draught and because she’s one of my favorite people. Get to know more about Julia in this short interview I did with her the other day. I ask her about her book, whether she’d prefer Thor or Loki, and her Facebook group: Really Old Frocks. If you love corsets, bustles, and fashion, you have to check it out on Facebook or Instagram! Then scroll down to enter the Rafflecopter (I have promised Julia whatever she wants from me, so be sure to enter!)

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The Governess Was Wicked

Elizabeth Porter is quite happy with her position as the governess for two sneaky-yet- sweet girls when she notices that they have a penchant for falling ill and needing the doctor. As the visits from the dashing and handsome Doctor Edward Fellows become more frequent, Elizabeth quickly sees through the lovesick girls’ ruse. Yet even Elizabeth can’t help but notice Edward’s bewitching bedside manner even as she tries to convince herself that someone of her station would not make a suitable wife for a doctor. But one little kiss won’t hurt…


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Julia Kelly is the award-winning author of sexy historical and contemporary romances about smart women and the men who love them. She picked up her first romance novel and the bad habit of reading well past her bedtime when she was thirteen. Years later, she decided to try writing books of her own and never looked back.

By day, Julia is an Emmy-nominated journalist in New York City where she chases breaking news and bosses reporters around. She never met a pair of stilettos she didn’t love and still stays up too late reading.

 


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Labor Day Weekend Sale!

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Whether you’re hunkered down with Hurricane Hermine or getting ready for a holiday weekend, I’ve got a sale for you! One Week in Wyoming is officially retiring next week. You can still grab Undressing Cara (my story in the anthology) separately, but this will be the last time you can grab all four stories told in their original interconnecting order. And for only 99 pennies!

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Cara and Eli were so much fun to write because they’d both had long distance crushes on each other for years, but never met. In One Week in Wyoming they are finally in the same place at the same time. The only problem is that Cara’s already lived out her fantasy version of Eli on the page, writing him as her most famous hero.

She wrote their love story before they even met.

You’ll have to read the book to find out what happens with the billionaire bad boy of Seattle!

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Grab the 14 steamy romances for free! That’s right: 14 free books filled with steamy romance! Happy reading!
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Surprise! 5 Dirty Sins is Here!

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It’s kind of a surprise release day since I didn’t really tell anyone it was coming. Yes, if you were digging around you probably knew 5 Dirty Sins was dropping today, but most of the world did not!

I suffered some wicked writer’s block while writing this story. I had to get pretty mean and dirty to force this story out of my head. But it’s here and I’m so excited for you all to meet Logan and Nora!

Since there was no build up to today’s release you probably don’t know anything about the book other than the fact that it’s the fifth book in the Tease Universe. So I’m going to drop all the buy links right here, then if you scroll down, I’ll give you a quick rundown on the who/what/where/when/why of 5 Dirty Sins!

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Who: Nora Ford / Madeline Faints

Yes, you read that right! Our heroine is living a double (okay, triple) life! You have no idea how hard this was to write so it made sense! Nora is a quiet, introverted, socially awkward musical phenom.

Six years ago a deadly stalker forced her to run in order to save her life (and the life of her parents.) But she couldn’t leave music behind. It wasn’t just in her blood, it was everything. So she created Madeline Faints, a singer who only appears in disguise:

I never appeared in public without my face disguised and while it might seem contradictory to hide as a celebrity, it was actually perfect. Celebrities never looked like themselves, they were always surrounded by security, and I could act as eccentrically as I needed to.

But the bright lights and fear of being discovered have worn thin. Madeline wants a real life with roots, friends, and a future. That’s when she moves into a quaint little cottage in Calhoun Beach. Right next door to our hero!

Who #2: Logan Phillips

He only has the one name, but he does have a past he doesn’t talk about.

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I busied myself with the coffee hoping that this time around I’d be able to form complete sentences and act remotely normal. I dumped the already ground coffee into the basket, filled the reservoir with water, and hit the button, all without a word or a glance back at Logan.

And he hadn’t said anything either. It wasn’t until I turned around and found him very obviously appreciating my ass that I realized why.

I crossed my arms and narrowed my eyes. “Excuse me?”

His eyes flicked up to mine and he shrugged.

Shrugged!

“Just returning the thorough eye-fucking you gave me earlier.”

My jaw fell open. “The—I—no!” My voice was pretty much a squeak at the end.

“Oh yes you did,” he chuckled, eyes still locked on mine. “And I enjoyed it. You can look me up and down anytime, Nora.”

Logan is a prankster. He’s fun, funny, and even more fun to write! Plus he has this adorable sweet side which makes it that much more intense when he turns on the hot bodyguard half of his personality in order to protect Nora and the future he wants to have with her.

(You might remember Logan from the last chapter of Burn. He grew up in NYC with Adam Callaway and learned to cook from Adam’s mother! He also used to play rugby with Michael Sutherland when they both lived in New York.)

What: Seth Lloyd

Seth is the man that drove Nora away from her family. He’s the threat that’s constantly on the horizon.

Where: Calhoun Beach, South Carolina

I was so happy to head back to Calhoun Beach for another installment. This time around we’ve added a whole cast of new characters and a new location! “Grounds For Thought: a place for introverts and insomniacs” is a coffee/record/book store owned and operated by Nora’s best friend Molly.

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When: 6 Years After Nora Left Home

The story picks up after six years on the run. Nora is about to start a nice, quiet life in Calhoun Beach. She just needs to get through the last six months of Madeline Faint’s final tour.

Why: Loneliness

Nora hasn’t put down roots or had a friend in six years. She’s tired and lonely. All she wants is to write music and live her life. She’s set herself up to disappear into the quiet town of Calhoun Beach. Lucky for her, she’s moved in next door to the hot surfing yogi pastry chef with a silly streak as wide as his loyalty runs deep. (I think that made sense?)

How: Logan

You have to read the book to find out what happens, but suffice it to say, Logan plays a critical role in helping Nora put her past to rest and start a new life in Calhoun Beach!

Cue the sexy times! (and happy reading!)

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Weird stuff:

There are two different book covers for 5 Dirty Sins! I’ve gotten some push back from the retailers about how sexy my book covers are, so I decided to test a non-racy cover at iBooks. Below you can look at both versions. Feel free to let me know which one you prefer and why! I will always stick with whatever my readers want most!

Half Off Tease and Storm Inside Series!

Huge 50% Off Sale at Kobo!

Get the entire Tease and The Storm Inside series (including the box sets) for half price!

All my books are half price at Kobo on the following dates:

US: June 22-27

Canada, Australia, New Zealand: June 25-27

Use code: 50JUN at checkout to receive the discount! It is an unlimited discount!

Here’s a link to my book list at Kobo!

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Not familiar with Kobo? They’re kind of the Canadian version of the Kindle, but you don’t have to be Canadian to use and love them! They have quickly become my favorite place to buy ebooks! I read them on my iPad using the Kobo app.

They run sales, a points system, and exclusive discounts you can’t find anywhere else, plus they really, really love their readers and their writers. I absolutely love working with Kobo. And if you’re looking for a new ereader, check out their waterproof version! Easy bath or pool time reading? Yes please!

7 FREE Second Chance Romances!

Grab 7 FREE Second Chance Romances this week!

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Remembering Home by J.M. Adele

Baby Come Back by Christa Maurice

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Dearborn by Jenni Moen

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Happy reading! xoxo

Never Let Go is Now Available!

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It’s time Storm Insiders! Never Let Go is here!

The final installment in Jake & Eve’s love story is now available to read on the ereader of your choice or in paperback!

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Love isn’t easy. If there is one thing I’ve learned, that’s it. Love doesn’t last because it’s perfect or fate, it’s because two people decided to fight for it. They hold on tighter than anyone else when times get tough. And right now, times are really tough.

It’s a good thing I have a strong grip.

We’ve been sucked into a world filled with politics and appearances. It’s triggered silent demons that Jake thought he’d beaten long ago, and running from them isn’t an option this time. We’re in this together. We’ve already lost a decade, I’m not losing another minute.

Happy reading!

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