Yeah, yeah, yeah. I never remember to do a Six Sentence Sunday post, so I’ll do a version of my own, with more than six sentences. This is from FORBIDDEN DESIRES, which is out November 19th from Carina Press.
“Ah. Real furniture. Much better than the itty bitty Victorian sofa my sister has.” Marcus shuddered dramatically, but it wasn’t all feigned. “I’m afraid to sit on it. Every time I do, I hear this little creak…”
Her laugh burst free, so open and vibrant he couldn’t help himself. He tugged her into his arms and, before she could protest, he slanted his mouth over hers.
Jesus, the taste of her nearly knocked him to his knees. Her lips felt warm and soft and tasted of the Japanese tea they’d had with dinner, covered by a slight hint of almond from the cookie she’d nibbled after their meal. When she gasped, he deepened the kiss and wound one hand into her hair, tugging her up against his suddenly aching dick. He rubbed rhythmically at the small of her back, urging her closer to him. She shivered, but she wasn’t the only one.
And then Bella slid a hand between them and pushed lightly against his chest, breaking their contact. She was breathing hard, but her words were soft and precise. “Stop. Ask first.”
He jerked in surprise and blinked. That kiss had sucked all the oxygen from his lungs and maybe even his brain. “What?”
“Ask me if you can kiss me.”
I. Have. NEWS!
I’m happy to announce that FORBIDDEN FIRES, book 3 in my Bondage and Breakfast series, was acquired by Carina Press and will be out in Spring 2013! And that’s not all…they’ve also acquired FORBIDDEN OBSESSIONS, book 4. No date on that one yet (and I’m not finished writing it, LOL!) I’m over the moon excited about this!
A little about FORBIDDEN FIRES:
A year ago, Detective Delia Robinson and Fire Marshal Colin Butler worked a bombing case that brought them together, but their explosive relationship didn’t last. Now, a serial arsonist is on the loose, and it’s up to Delia and Colin to take him down. When the evidence they find sends them undercover as a married couple, will the things they have to do in the line of duty fan the flames of desire and bring them even closer, or tear them apart forever?
Once I get closer to finished with FORBIDDEN OBSESSIONS, I’ll post a blurb for that.
And don’t forget, FORBIDDEN DESIRES, book 2 in the series, will be out November 19th!
I learned today that FORBIDDEN DESIRES, out November 19th, will also be released as an audiobook. I love audiobooks, and I love the idea that someone vision-impaired can still enjoy an erotic romance.
I also discovered that THE THEORY OF ATTRACTION, including stories by Delphine Dryden (The Theory of Attraction), Christine d’Abo (A Shot in the Dark) and me (Forbidden Fantasies) is now showing the beautiful cover we were given and is up for presale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble! Can’t wait for October 16th!
Here’s the beautiful cover:
This 3 novella anthology is the first print title that will be published under the Carina Press imprint. I’m incredibly honored to be included with these two talented authors!
Received fabulous news from Carina Press, my publisher. Forbidden Fantasies is going to print in a trade-size paperback anthology with stories from two other authors, Christine d’Abo and Delphine Dryden. All three are erotic romances with a bondage theme. I’m tickled pink to be included with these two fabulous writers. I’ve read and loved both these stories.
The book, The Theory of Attraction, will be available at stores like Barnes and Noble (both stores and online) and Amazon. It’s due out November 1st. (Edited! Currently it shows “Controlled by Desire, which was a working title only.)
I’m so excited I could scream. Might have screamed when I found out. Okay, really DID scream when I found out. Can’t wait to hold it in my hands!
Yay! I got my final cover today for my November 19th, 2012 Carina Press release FORBIDDEN DESIRES. I *love* this cover! It’s playful and sexy and is perfect for their relationship! And I love the series tag, Bondage & Breakfast, the name of the B&B that appears in each of my ”Forbidden” stories.
What do you think of Marcus and Bella?
From my WIP, Forbidden Fires. I’m hoping to have this book turned in to my editor for consideration by the end of the month:
Her look and her body language was in no way submissive as she stared him right in the eye, breaking the flimsy tie between the two restraints still binding her wrists. She cupped a hand around the back of his neck and pulled him down to her level, dropping a searing hot kiss on his mouth, all tongue and teeth and pent up emotion. He was so stunned he stood there for a long moment before opening to her. As he fell into the kiss, he clasped her hips tightly, not caring if he left a mark there, the caveman inside him hoping he did.
She groaned, he groaned, and then she stepped back, breathing harshly. “Be careful. I need you safe, too.” She fisted his shirt, tugged for emphasis. “Need, Colin. Not just want. Need.”
Her hand dropped, and as she started to walk away, she made a brief stop in front of Gabe McConnell, standing on tiptoe to kiss his cheek. “You be careful too, Master Gabriel.”
“If you don’t marry her, you’re a fucking idiot,” McConnell said, staring bemusedly after her as she left the room. “And you won’t get a second chance, because I’ll make sure I give her what she wants and keep her so busy she won’t have time to think about you.”
Still stunned by Dee’s fervent declaration, Colin barked a laugh. “Yeah, you could try. But I’d kill you myself.”
“Good luck with that.”
Looking to add some sizzle to your summer? Some fireworks to your festivities? How about a free book to your e-reader? I’m giving away an epub copy of FORBIDDEN FANTASIES. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite way to spend a hot summer day. I’ll do a random drawing on Saturday, July 7th, around 12pm ET. I’ll post the winner on my blog, so be sure to check back. Mature content, so 18 and older only, please.
About FORBIDDEN FANTASIES:
After fifteen years of marriage, Jessica Meyers’s sex life is, well, a little predictable. Her handsome husband turns her on, but missionary style once or twice a week? It just can’t compare to the hot new world she discovers in the pages of erotic romances. Her fantasies fuel the fire of her desire, adding a new spark to her and Alex’s lovemaking. But Jess is afraid to tell her husband what she really wants in bed—and her secrets start coming between them.
State trooper Alex Meyers is a master at uncovering the truth—except when it comes to his sweet, shy wife. She’s clearly keeping something from him. An affair? She wants out? When he finally confronts Jess, he’s shocked to learn she wants to turn her forbidden fantasies into nightly realities. But when he takes her to a unique B and B—Bondage and Breakfast—catering to couples and multiples, Alex is about to find out just how far he’ll go.
Was challenged this morning by fellow Carina Press author David Bridger to show a pic of ourselves at work, or in our favorite place to work. I don’t have an actual office (and if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll hear me moan and groan about that often.) I write in a butt-ugly cranberry swivel rocker reminiscent of the orange one from my mother’s house when I was a kid. That’s a folded-up Perry the Platypus blanket behind me. No cats, though…hmmmm. Sometimes I have one on the chair with me, right behind my head.
Here’s David Bridger, Toni Anderson, Cindy Spencer Pape, and a cool video from Christine d’Abo. Enjoy!
If you’re a writer, where do you like to write? If you’re a reader, what’s your favorite reading spot?
A very late #sixsunday post from me. This is from Forbidden Desires, coming out in November from Carina Press. This is the first glimpse we get inside Marcus’s head as he sees Bella:
She had rich, coffee-brown hair with streaks of cinnamon in it. It hung past her shoulders, thick and wavy. Her eyes were a startling bluish green, like the color of the Caribbean Sea he’d seen on vacation. And those curves. Jesus Christ, those curves of hers had him salivating. This was a woman with the kind of body a man could hold and not be afraid to break.
And if you’re interested, I posted pictures of Bella and Marcus as I saw them on my Pinterest board, here: http://pinterest.com/jodiegriffin/book-inspiration/