An Excerpt from Randi Alexander’s Haunting a Cowboy and Your Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card

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Here’s an excerpt from Haunting a Cowboy, my ghost story in the Tall, Dark and Paranormal boxed set, available now for only $.99:

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Excerpt of Haunting a Cowboy: Thad McCade trudged toward the barn well after seven the next morning, tugging his black cowboy hat onto his wet hair. He hadn’t slept much during the night, then had overslept this morning. The house had been silent, no ghost of…whoever it was. He still couldn’t wrap his brain around it being his deceased wife, but damned if he hadn’t wondered about that over the years. And especially lately, so close to the anniversary of her death.

His phone rang. Sayde.

“Morning, Mizz Sayde.”

“Good morning, Thad. How’d it go yesterday?”

Hadn’t her friend Madam Ruby filled her in on all the details? “Just fine. It’s all fixed.”

Sayde’s snort came loud and clear through the phone. “Cheyenne—or Madam Ruby as you know her—was hoping to get in some riding today. I need to be in town most of the morning. Are you heading out on horseback?”

Cheyenne. He couldn’t quite picture that being her name. Not with that suit and fancy vehicle.

“Thad? Did you hear me?” Her voice came loud through the phone.

He had been heading out, but suddenly his plans changed. “I can have a hand take her riding. I’ll call you back after I—”

“I’d rather it be you, Thad. You know every square foot of this ranch, and I’d feel more comfortable if she was with you.”

Thad gritted his teeth and stormed into the barn. How could he say no to such a seemingly innocent request? “I’d be glad to take her with me.” A city girl. They’d have to travel slow, stop often, and head back before he even got to where he’d intended to go today.

“Perfect, thank you. I’ll send her right down.” She disconnected.

“Perfect.” The word blasted out of his mouth like buckshot.

“Boss?” One of the ranch hands was feeding Mazie by hand.

Thad liked being called boss, a sign of respect from his workers. He’d expected to be the big boss of his own spread by now, and would have been if his life hadn’t gone to hell that day five years ago.

The old horse chewed slowly, staring at Thad.

“Hey, girl.” He stepped into the stall. “How’s she today, Clint?”

“’Bout the same. Didn’t drink much last night.”

Thad put his ear to her chest. Her lungs wheezed but her heart beat steady. He looked her over, keeping his hands on her gently, letting her know where he was. “You’ll let me know when…” He looked at Clint.

“Yes, sir. You first, then Mrs. Grant.” He ran a hand down her long nose. “Then the vet, if necessary.” Clint was a large animal vet by training, but chose to work on the High Paradise instead of running his own veterinarian practice. There was a story there, but it was none of Thad’s business.

“Good. I’m goin’ riding with Mrs. Grant’s houseguest.” He left the stall and headed toward the tack room.

“Have fun.” The guy had the balls to laugh.

“Yeah, I’m really looking forward to it.” The sarcasm in his own voice surprised him. Did he dislike her that much, or just resent the idea that he was forced to babysit…

She stood just outside the door to the tack room, her face pale under her white cowgirl hat, her hair hanging in twin braids. “If this isn’t a good time for you, I can sure wait until Sayde gets back.”

“No, ma’am.” He touched the brim of his hat and walked past her, guilt making him want to hide his face from her. Walking out with two bridles, he gestured for her to follow him. “We’ve got a few choices for you.”

He stopped at the first stall. “She’s well broke, won’t spook on you.”

“Raindrop.” Cheyenne held her hand to the horse’s nose then scratched around her ear.

“Unless there’s thunder. Then she’s a little unpredictable.” Thad took a moment to appreciate the tight jeans Cheyenne wore on her endlessly long legs, the long-sleeved cotton shirt and suede vest that hugged her curves just right.

When he finally finished staring at her breasts and looked up a few more inches, her gaze met his. “I’d like a horse with a little more…fire.” Her eyes darkened just a bit as a zipline of awareness ran between them.

Now he could see how the name Cheyenne fit her perfectly. “Fire, huh?” The words came out of him like a challenge.

She squared off and dipped her chin an inch. “Yeah, fire. I’ve been riding since I was a girl. I can handle a spirited mount.” She lifted one eyebrow.

Down low in his belly, heat raced toward a spot behind his fly. Did she realize what she’d just said? “Fine, Madam Ruby. Let’s get you on top of something that’ll challenge you some.”

Her cocky look dropped away as color raced to her cheeks.

Yeah, now she knew she’d stirred the rattler’s nest.

“Look who wants to take a walk?” Clint held Mazie’s halter, trying to catch up to the horse and attach a lead rope to it.

“Oh, she’s so beautiful.” Cheyenne greeted the horse and stroked her as she plodded by. “She’s walking funny.” Her gaze shot to Thad’s.

“She’s been with Sayde for over thirty years. It’s…close to her time.”

The woman let out a long breath. “Sayde didn’t say anything.”

“A little bit of denial going on, there.”

She turned to him. “Sound familiar?”

With just those two words, Thad’s warm, fuzzy, sexy feeling for this woman disappeared. He spun on his heel, walked down three stalls, and in seconds, led Righteous through the barn. The gelding tossed his head and pranced a bit. He wasn’t one of their wildest horses, but he’d be a little bit of a handful for Miss Ghostbuster.

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Your New Book Boyfriend

Meet Damian. Baddest ass cowboy on The Boot Knockers Ranch. He’s ginger-haired and great with ropes. All the ladies–and most of the men–want him. He fills out his Wranglers oh, so well and did I mention he’s a sex therapist?

And he’s got a secret.

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The Boot Knockers Ranch, Book 2

If there’s one thing that Damian Vince can do well, it’s read women. With his trademark wink and sexy drawl, he’s the most wanted cowboy on the Boot Knockers Ranch, a spa where sexually challenged women come to get charmed out of their uptight panties.

He’s also the ranch’s bad boy—he hates to admit he’s had his mug-shot taken more than once. But now he’s on the right path, ranching and fulfilling women’s desires.

Prim grade-school teacher Ruthie Johansson prays Damian will be able to fix her strict upbringing that’s left her leery of men and intercourse, though her body aches for both. Once she sets eyes on the muscular, auburn-haired Damian, she throbs only for him.

As they get skin to skin, her instinct touches something Damian’s been struggling to hide from his fellow Boot Knockers. A secret he’s spent a lifetime keeping buried beneath bar brawls and a bad attitude. But with Ruthie’s gentle coaxing, he just might give overcoming it another try—as long as they do their homework in bed.

Warning: Contains a bad boy with a vulnerable underside, a squeaky clean woman who wants to get dirty, and a secret shame only love and compassion can heal. Prepare to drool while he parses her sentences…one sexy verb at a time.

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Ruthie clasped her hands and fought to keep from wringing them. The backstage area was alive with chatter. Excited giggles echoed around her as she waited for the cowboys.

She looked at the other women. They were as diverse as the cowboys on the brochure. Women with every shade of hair and body type huddled together, some talking quietly about what to expect.

With a knot of nausea in her throat, Ruthie didn’t feel like speaking. Besides, when she stepped onto the stage, she would be alone. No one could save her from what she’d chosen to do.

Isabel, the stage manager, buzzed between girls, dashing notes on her clipboard. “You’re up third, Ruthie.”

Nodding, she battled the urge to bolt for the door. Boarding the jet to Texas had given her the illusion she was going on a nice vacation. But once she’d arrived at the ranch and been taken into a private screening room to choose from a selection of cowboys, her real purpose hit hard.

She’d come to find the most sexual pleasure she’d ever known, which would be easy considering she hadn’t found it with her former lovers.

Images of the five cowboys she’d selected revolved through her mind. They were in the audience right now. In a few minutes she’d step onto the stage and they’d fight over who would win her.

She dragged in a wavering gasp just as Isabel announced the first contestant was to take the stage.

Holding her breath with the rest of the women, Ruthie watched from the sidelines as a tall girl with a pretty face and dishwater-blonde hair stood before the cowboys.

Ruthie’s mind clouded, and she stared at her simple, flat leather sandals. How had she gotten here? From the third-grade classroom to a sex club. Her face burned.

By the time she lifted her gaze again, the first woman was coming offstage.

With a cowboy.

Ruthie felt her jaw drop as she came face-to-face with the dashing, muscled man in worn denim, boots and hat. His shirt was blue plaid, sleeves rolled to his elbows, displaying a tattoo of a rodeo belt buckle on his forearm.

“Take good care of her, Elliot,” Isabel said with a grin.

He tipped his hat at Isabel and hooked the woman’s arm more securely over his. He led her through the throng of women and out the side door.

 

Oh my God. Oh my God.

Ruthie gasped for breath when contestant number two took the stage. She wore ill-fitting clothes that disguised her body. When she took her place in the spotlight, she smiled, and her whole appearance transformed.

“I wish we could hear what they’re saying,” someone beside Ruthie whispered.

 

Me too. What should she expect? More Q&A? How would she ever keep her knees from knocking when faced with all that testosterone?

“Get ready, Ruthie. It’s almost your turn.”

The knot in her belly pulled tight, and she was pretty sure she knew what expression she wore. In the classroom, it was one she’d come to recognize early—right before the cleanup.

Contestant number two came off stage, grinning like Miss America and guided by a tanned hunk with his hand on the small of her back.

Ruthie shivered, more aware of herself than ever before. Within minutes she’d be that girl, and she’d have some cowboy’s hand on her.

 

All OVER me with any luck.

“Ruthie, you’re on!”

Sucking in a deep breath, she stepped onto the stage. Her sandals were almost noiseless on the polished floor. As soon as she stepped into the spotlight, she broke out in a sweat. Her watermelon-colored cotton sundress clung to her damp skin, and she squeezed her fingers together until her knuckles popped.

Her heart throbbed heavily in her ears. Through the glare of lights, she could just make out the line of cowboys. They sat in plush leather chairs with red buttons before them.

 

Oh my God, I’ve landed on a game show. And I’m the prize.

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Available for Pre-Order! SOMETHING ABOUT A MAN IN UNIFORM – Military Menage Boxed Set!

So excited! SOMETHING ABOUT A MAN IN UNIFORM, My Military Menage Boxed Set is Now Available for Pre-Order at Amazon!  Get it today at this special price because it goes up after release day (Nov 11th)!

These four HOT books are all about girl meets hot guys in uniform and immediately falls in lust. And the Marine and Navy Menage Stories are interracial, my first in the subgenre!

So, get ready for smokin’ hot sex scenes, erotic spanking and light bondage.

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SUPPORTING THE TROOPS – an Army Ménage 

Knowing she and her husband Dylan won’t be able to make love with his Army buddy, fellow Ranger Carter Erickson arriving the next day and staying with them for two weeks, Shelby Reynolds surprises Dylan by greeting him at the door naked when he comes home from work. Only Dylan isn’t alone. Carter came in a day early and gets an eyeful of her very nude body. While Shelby is embarrassed, she’s also extremely aroused. She loves Dylan like crazy and shouldn’t be fantasizing about other men, especially his best friend. As Shelby gives in to her inner exhibitionist, it turns out that Dylan is just as turned on by the idea of a threesome as she is. After all, if a guy can’t share his wife with his best friend, who can he share her with?

SEMPER FINE – a Marine Ménage 

Delaney Shaw is stunned to discover that her high school crush Colt Baxter is the best man at a wedding where she’s the maid of honor. Too shy to ever come on to him back then, she doesn’t intend to make the same mistake now. There’s only one problem. She’s just as attracted to his friend and fellow Marine, Jagger Cruz. Not wanting to come between them, Delaney decides not to make a play for either one. But when it turns out that in between them is exactly where Colt and Jagger want her, she gives in to her desire to be the center of a hunky Marine sandwich.

FLEET WEEK FLING – a Navy Ménage

When Sophie Montgomery promises her best friend she’ll be her “wingwoman” during Fleet Week in San Francisco, she doesn’t have any plans on hooking up with anyone herself. But when she meets Navy hunks Cameron Gerard and Kellen Devane, her resolve crumbles. Not only do they look hotter in their uniforms than Alexander Skarsgard in Battleship, but they’re sweet, too. So, when they suggest a threesome with a little bondage thrown in, how can she possibly say no?


RESCUE ME – an Air Force Ménage 

When Kayleigh Ellis gets stranded in a ditch on the side of the road during a storm, she’s sure that she and her cat are in deep trouble. But luckily Air Force Pararescue Jumpers Austin Fuller and Kyle Larsen show up just in time, giving her and her cat a ride home. Wanting to thank them for their help, Kayleigh invites them to stay for dinner. Austin and Kyle don’t want to put her to any trouble, but she insists. And while the dinner is fun, Austin and Kyle are more interested in dessert, particularly if Kayleigh is on the menu.

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Welcome Guest Author Charisma Knight!

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Naturally feisty Charlie Marine plans for an extended vacation on Mars in spite of all the abductions in her area. When she misses her shuttle, a strange Xuldarian man claiming to be a pilot approaches her. Against her better judgment and eager to start her vacation, she takes him up on his offer and discovers she’s been abducted and to be delivered to a Vaakulsian Commander–Rhyker Aluhira. 

Rhyker knew from the first time he laid eyes on the tall, dark, and beautiful Earth goddess that he was in for the long haul–only, he didn’t know just how much of a fight she’d put up to preserve her identity. Unlike submissive Xuldarian and Vaakulsian women, Charlie is brave and defiant. Rhyker fears her outspoken ways will soon place her in danger. Can Rhyker and Charlie meet each other half way or will they continue to butt heads in a world where women are expected to be subservient?
 
Excerpt:
 
Rhyker’s chest tightened as he carefully walked around the bodies of Vaakulsians littering the streets. Crystalline buildings now lay in shattered ruins and a heavy cloud of smoke lingered in the once-beautiful skies of Vaakulsia. Bombs had been dropped, causing large sinkholes to open in the earth. Soot covered his body from the war Earthlings had initiated when he and his leaders refused to allow them to colonize and mine Vaakulsia’s valuable resources.

Choking back tears threatening to fall, he tightened his mouth and continued his search for his wife and child, despite the skull-splitting pain he’d experienced due to the poisons lingering in the air. Planet Vaakulsia was no more, thanks to the war that had raged for the better half of a year.

When the war erupted six months ago between the Vaakulsians and the Earthlings, Rhyker and his brother Rhogwaar, along with one hundred and fifty of his men, took to the stars. With the assistance of his Xuldarian friend, Jader, they made an effort to fight the invaders from Earth.

They would have won the war if the humans hadn’t taken things a step further. No one knew exactly just how low they would sink to win not just the battles, but the war. The Agency sunk to biological warfare to end it all after successfully managing to shield Earth from any type of invasion.

Only yesterday, the humans decided to bring out their biggest weapon; the virus they created to hopefully infect and rid the great dragons from their coveted home. No one saw it coming, not even his allies, the Xuldarians. His skin still itched from whatever it was they’d dropped on the planet. His eyes watered and his throat burned and he was sure he didn’t have long to live, but he needed closure—needed to find Mira and Kalen.

“Rhyker! Over here!” He heard the strained voice of his brother, Rhogwaar, calling to him from across the hazy neighborhood. Rhyker’s heart dropped to his stomach and on shaky legs, he ran from the outpost to his brother. A sliver of hope ignited within him, but before it began to bloom, the sight he was met with cruelly snatched the fragile emotion from him.

Rhyker gasped and took several steps toward his brother who was kneeling next to his wife, Mira, and their son, Kalen. Her head had been partially shaven and he became enraged when he saw needle marks marring her arms. He dropped to his knees beside his brother and began to shake as he stared at the agonized look on her face. Tears misting his eyes, he wiped a piece of her black, curly hair away from her oval face. Her once smooth, mahogany skin now possessed a sick, dark bluish color to it. He glanced over at Kalen lying next to Mira’s  corpse. Chest tightening, he reached out to smooth the golden-brown curls away from the boy’s light brown face.

“Most of the citizens were tested on while we were gone,” Rhogwaar said breathlessly, struggling to fight back tears. “Every Vaakulsian I’ve encountered dies—from the toxin released in the air—but it doesn’t have any effect on the humans at all.”

“I want them dead,” Rhyker said, no longer in control of himself. “I want the humans responsible for this to die.”

Rhogwaar placed a heavy hand on his brother’s shoulder. “Mira wouldn’t have wanted that, Brother. You must honor her wishes.”

“They’ve always wanted to rest among the stars and we shall grant them that,” Rhyker said as he rose to his feet. “But these humans must pay.”

“Rhyker.”

“It is pointless to argue with me, Rhogwaar.”

“What do we do now?” Rhogwaar asked with a bewildered look crossing his face.

“Our planet is no longer fit for life. We need to take to the stars and destroy it from there after releasing Kalen and Mira.” He exhaled and folded his arms across his chest.

“Destroy Vaakulsia?”

“Our planet is several times smaller than Earth, yet they wanted to take what didn’t belong to them. As you said, the virus doesn’t seem to have an effect on them, so Vaakulsia must be destroyed. I’ll not have them colonize what’s left of our home. I’d rather destroy it myself.”

“Perhaps it will be fit for life years from now,” Rhogwaar suggested.

Rhyker turned to glare at his brother. “It may take thousands of years for Vaakulsia to heal herself…Perhaps then she will be suitable for life.”

“Can we really hope for such, Brother. Perhaps we should just leave it be. You’re not thinking rationally—none of us are.”

Rhyker grit his teeth as Commander Jader strode up to them and placed a strong hand on Rhyker’s shoulder. “Old friend, you fought well. I am sorry for your loss.”

Rhyker stared at the cold yellowish-gold eyes of his commander but couldn’t say anything. “They’ve taken everything from us. I want revenge.”

Jader calmly ran a palm over his sleek, short brown hair and sighed. “And what they’ve taken, we can rebuild elsewhere, but revenge, Rhyker? You know Mira would not want that. I have a plan if you’re interested.”

Rhyker narrowed his eyes and crossed his arms across his chest. “If it’s to my liking.”

“Depends on what that plan is, with all due respect, Jader,” Rhogwaar muttered with a fierce look carved on his face.

“I’m traveling to Earth first chance I get,” Rhyker said.

“Brother, listen to yourself. You’re not thinking clearly, that field will destroy you. The Agency has put a lock down on Earth, and no one, alien, human, or otherwise can make it through!”

“I assure you, it’s an offer you can’t refuse,” Jader said with a gentle smile. “You just need time to pull yourself together.”

Before Rhyker could speak, his second and third in command, Megladon and Vyjaak strode up beside them. Vyjaak held up a human head. “For Vaakulsia.” With a grunt, he tossed the bloodied part into a heap along with the rest of the humans they’d slain.

“We have no home, no families…” Megladon spoke gruffly. “We should destroy Earth along with the insects it harbors.”

There are only a small handful of Vaakulsians left,” Rhogwaar told them.

“The survivors we have on the ship are ill and will possibly die. We’ve managed to quarantine them,” Rhyker added.

“They were here when the germ was released.” Vyjaak sadly shook his head. “There’s no one else. The humans wanted to wipe out our race, and with the exception of those survivors, myself, Megladon, Kronen, you, and Rhogwaar, they’ve succeeded.”

“What’s to become of us?” Megladon insisted. “Where do we go from here?”

“We’ll live on our ship,” Rhyker said through clenched teeth.

“That’s no life for a Vaakulsian Dragon Lord,” Megladon insisted. “For centuries, we’ve battled just about every alien race who threatened to take our home—and won! And now, we’re forced to live on a ship! I don’t like it.” Spittle clung to Megladon’s dirty blond beard, and his gray eyes flared a dangerous blue.

Rhyker turned, observing his second in command. “Stand down, Megladon. Now’s not the time to discuss this. We’ll board the ship, and then we’ll discuss where we take up residence.”

Kronen, Rhyker’s first in command walked out of the ashes, his large hand clutching the forearm of a human soldier, the redheaded man was practically being dragged along the ground. When Kronen reached them, he forced the man to the ground, held his arm up as his hand slowly morphed from human to a large claw.

“Take him to the ship,” Rhyker ordered. “I want to probe his mind.” As the eldest of his group of dragons, he possessed the unique ability to merge and read the minds of others.

“I’d rather slit his throat and watch him bleed,” Kronen snarled.

“You may do it after I’ve probed his mind,” Rhyker said and focused on penetrating the shield the weak human tried putting up. He felt the panic slamming into him from the human who now feared for his life and he immediately heard his thoughts.

“Oh, no. No, no, no, no. I never knew they could be this powerful. He didn’t tell me how powerful they were!”

“Who do you speak of?” Rhyker asked mentally.

“I’m so sorry, but they’ll kill me if I tell you.”

“And I’ll kill you if you don’t tell me.” Rhyker pushed. Then he saw something else. “No, wait, what the hell are you doing?”

Before Rhyker could react, the human collapsed. “What the fuck?” he gasped angrily. “I want a name and I want it now,” he roared. “Are there any survivors who’ve minds I can probe?”

“The bloody lot on that pile wouldn’t have known anything,” Rhogwaar stated. “This man was one of their high ranking officers and I’m sure he knew something.”

“Jader, what is the meaning of this? I need to know something and now,” he huffed. “My patience is wearing thin!”

“You fail to remember to whom you are speaking!” Jader said in a gruff voice. “I’ve been by your side for the longest time, Rhyker, and don’t you forget it!”

Rhyker growled and narrowed his eyes, suddenly realizing something was off about Jader. “I was so close, Jader. He knew something.”
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THE COTTAGE NEXT DOOR Releases Sept 16th!

I’m so excited for the release of The Cottage Next Door, my second-chance-at-love beach romance. No, it’s not an erotic romance but it’s sexy and emotional and the hero and heroine definitely get it on! I hope you’ll want to give it a try.

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It’s tough to grasp a second chance at love when you’re holding on to the past.

After his wife died in a car accident, bestselling author Hunter McCaffrey stopped writing—and stopped living. He’s rented a beachfront cottage to try to get his head on straight, and start the long climb up from his pit of despair.

Instead of pounding out a first draft, though, he runs the beach, drinks away his pain, and tries to ignore the vibrant woman in the cottage tucked next to his.

Still floundering months after the loss of her adventure-junkie husband, Sylvie Chase hopes some beach relaxation will help her decide what to do with the rest of her life. Instead she’s wondering what to do about her unexpected attraction to Hunter, who makes her body long for the feel of his arms around her.

As Sylvie drags Hunter back to the land of the living, soon they’re agreeing to a short fling. Just to get past their sorrow, not because it means anything. But when emotions get in the way, it’s a struggle to leave the past behind and dare to love again.

Excerpt:

Hunter ran his lips along her jaw and over her throat. “Your skin is so soft,” he murmured. His hands rested on her hips, heavy and warm, but he didn’t move them over her body. His lips were all that were moving. He didn’t slip his fingers beneath her shirt to feel her bare skin. He didn’t slide a palm up to cup her breast. She ached with the longing for him to do just that. Her breasts felt heavy. Her nipples prickled.

He wasn’t rushing her. Sylvie supposed she should be grateful for his consideration, but she’d wanted this for days. Nights. She grabbed his arms, right below the edge of the short sleeves. The hard, warm skin nearly burned her hands. She curled her fingers into his flesh, holding on tight when her knees began to tremble.

God, she needed this so badly. To feel like a desirable woman again. To slake this need with a hot, hard man.

She whimpered and tipped her head to the side to give his mouth better access to the sensitive crook of her neck.

“Easy,” he murmured. Then—finally—he slid his hands beneath the hem of her shirt. He settled one large hand in the small of her back and let the other skim her ribs until his fingers found her breast. He squeezed her through the bra. “You have pretty nipples,” he told her. “I couldn’t help but notice earlier.”

She groaned, felt her face grow warm. “I was so embarrassed when I remembered I was wearing that nightshirt.”

“I’m not complaining.” He withdrew his hands from beneath her shirt and she was disappointed for a moment until he grabbed the hem. “I’d love to get a better look.”

“Okay.” Sylvie raised her arms and Hunter stripped the shirt from her body.

His eyes flashed. “Take off the bra.”

She reached behind her back and unhooked the bra. She let it drop to the floor, not taking her eyes off the appreciative look on his face. Her heart pounded. “I’m not very big.” She’d never had much on top.

“You’re beautiful,” he whispered.

The awestruck tone in his voice made her actually believe it.

He stepped close and cupped her breasts. Shivers of delight spread over her skin. “A perfect handful.”

She swallowed. “Your turn.”

He grinned and pulled his shirt off. Now she could appreciate the male body in front of her. He wasn’t as hard and lean as Matt had been, but Hunter was definitely trim and obviously in good shape.

She caught Hunter’s face in her hands and pulled him in for a deep kiss. His lips were firm, and he wasn’t shy about using his tongue to drive her crazy with need. It was almost enough to push Matt completely out of her mind. She didn’t want to think about him when she was getting naked with another man.

Sylvie grabbed Hunter’s hand and drew him into the bedroom. The sheets were still rumpled from her restless night. They silently undressed the rest of the way, their heavy breathing the only sound besides the roar of the ocean. Both primitive sounds, as old as man.

Hunter took her hand and led her over to the bed. The room was so small the double bed had to be pushed against the far wall to make room for a dresser. He stretched out beside her and let his hands and mouth roam over her body. She did the same, learning him by touch, by taste. They slid closer together. Her nipples brushed his chest. His erection rested heavy on her hip. Her sex tingled and softened, readying her body for him to take her. To fill her. To ease this ache inside.

She wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled her body flush against his. Incredible sensations ran over her body, so many she was overwhelmed. It had been so long.

He slid his hand between them. One finger, then two slipped easily into her slick center.

“Hunter,” she cried, arching her body into him. “Yes. God, yes.”

Hunter froze. “Shit.”

Sylvie stared up at him, her eyes passion-glazed, her confusion clear.

“Condoms,” he groaned. “I don’t have any condoms. Do you?” Hunter had thought he might drink himself to death while he was here, but he’d never expected to have sex again.

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I hope you enjoy Hunter and Sylvie’s story as much as I do.

Natasha

www.natashamoore.com

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New Release: Timeless Desire by Lucy Felthouse @cw1985 #erotica #romance #paranormal

Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to announce another new release! Timeless Desire is a paranormal erotic romance short story which I decided to self-publish. It’s actually a revised and extended version of an older piece, Love Through Time. I got the rights back when the publisher went bottom up, so I’m glad to have it polished, improved, and available once more. I hope you’ll check it out :)

Timeless DesireBlurb:

Emily arrives at Westbury Hall with a job to do. She’s to clean and conserve all of the books in their impressive library, preserving them for future generations. Not long into her stay at the house, she bumps into the night guard, George. She’d expected an old, balding guy with a comb over, so the hunky chap she actually meets is a very pleasant surprise. The introductions complete, George leaves Emily in peace to get on with her job. But when a falling photograph sets off a chain reaction of ghostly events, Emily and George are thrown together in order to find out who—or what—is causing them. Their investigation uncovers a tragic past, a lost love, and a stunning secret.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a revised and extended of a previously published title, Love Through Time.

Grab your copy here: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/timeless-desire/

Add it to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22911436-timeless-desire

Happy Reading!
Lucy x

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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

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Lies, Lies, Lies

“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter ScottMarmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17.

I first read that line in Shakespeare’s Othello, but it’s very appropriate for Lincoln Arnold, one the heroes in Sex, Lies and Joysticks.

One of the things my editor and I worked on was making Lincoln more sympathetic and showing that while he is an ass that he does have some redeemable qualities. The one thing he has trouble doing is keeping the honesty flowing. He demands this from those around him, but has trouble putting that small, but oh so important seed in action for himself. Every time he tells a lie or omits the truth he makes a bigger mess of his life and his relationships until everything comes to a head.

 

Sex, Lies, and Joysticks released yesterday. Check it out at Loose Id. Let me know what you think. Even if the characters and the situation make ya mad, lemme know.

Until next time, Indulge Your Inner Desires

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Haunting a Cowboy – Randi Alexander’s New Release in the $.99 Tall, Dark and Paranormal Boxed Set

Just in time for Halloween! Ten Thrilling Tales of Sexy Alpha Bad Boys – From some of the hottest names in paranormal romance, this $.99 limited-time boxed set has something for everyone, from werewolves to vampires, ghosts to demons, and witches to wizards. With over 825,000 words in these ten full-length novels, you’ll spend hours falling in love with each of these wickedly hot heroes.

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CRESCENT MOON – From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland comes an entry in her RITA award winning Nightcreature Novels – For a century there have been whispers of a werewolf in the Crescent City. The discovery of bodies in the swamp draws cryptozoologist, Diana Malone, to Louisiana. When her first guide turns up dead and former Special Forces officer, Adam Ruelle, offers his services, Diana accepts, though local legends label his Cajun family cursed, deranged, even mad. By night, Adam is everything she ever dreamed of in a lover. By day, Diana has her doubts. What is he hiding?

SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew, writing as Amber Carew – What is Lucinda, a tenth level wizard, to do when Destiny pairs her with a man who is utterly domineering, overwhelmingly masculine, incredibly irresistible and, according to her most trusted friend, extremely dangerous?

FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye – When tormented, empathic vampire Lucien Demarco meets Samantha Sutton and her daughter Olivia and they befriend and accept him without fear, he hopes for a second chance at everything he once lost. As red-hot desire sparks between Samantha and Lucien, she tempts the forgotten man within. But as lies, revelations, and old enemies threaten everything Lucien holds dear, he will have to fight for Sam’s heart and her life to claim his last chance at a happy forever. Golden Leaf Award Winner for Best Paranormal Romance.

SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro – Mick Carrera is the kind of man people come to no one else could handle their problems because Mick either solves their problems or eliminates them. But nothing can prepare Mick for his latest problem: genetically engineered Caterina Shaw, a woman who is nothing like what he’s been told. Inhuman and yet beautiful, Caterina is determined to fight for her life. As passion erupts between them, danger threatens from those who would eliminate Caterina’s existence to safeguard their secrets.

SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian A warrior born to defend. A young witch who needs his protection. A dangerous desire neither of them expected. If the heat consumes them, it could destroy the very things they’ve vowed to protect.

HAUNTING A COWBOY – A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander When ranch foreman Thad McCade’s life is disrupted by something supernatural, he hires a ghost whisperer to clear his home. But Madam Ruby is not at all what he expected. She’s Cheyenne Redford, she wears a business suit, drives an expensive SUV, and Thad would rather have her whisper in his ear than whisper away his ghost.

HUNTRESS FOR HIRE by USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Spear He’s a hunter turned vampire, she’s a huntress of vampires—he’s needs her cooperation to free his family; she’s trained to kill his kind. Rebel vampire huntress Rachael Bremerton wants revenge against Piaras, one of the most ruthless vampires in Dallas, for the murder of her parents. But when she’s lured by another vampire, Adonis, into the darkness—the same darkness she’s feared since she was a child—she’s torn between her huntress sensibilities and some strange desire to be with the creature she’s meant to despise and destroy.

DEAD SEXY by USA Today Bestselling Author Paige Tyler Can her love save him from a curse worse than death? Romance author Simone Kent thinks she’s found the most perfect guy in all of New York City—in bed and out. But Drake Parrish is far from perfect. Cursed by an evil Voodoo priestess, he’s lived like a recluse for eight years. Simone falls fast and hard for Drake, while he finds himself feeling things for her he hasn’t ever felt. But the Voodoo priestess is back, and determined he won’t have a future with Simone, even if that means killing both him and the woman he loves.

ASMODEUS: DEMON OF LUST by Bestselling Author Sara Humphreys Kai Kelly inherits her estranged grandfather’s estate in Bliss, Idaho, and life becomes anything but blissful. The discovery of a beautiful but unusual ring in the attic, leads to much more than she bargained for. When the other members of the brotherhood realize that Asmodeus has found the ring, they descend on Bliss, determined to get the ring from Kai at any cost. Asmodeus is faced with choosing between the brotherhood and his one true love and he quickly realizes that the battle for Hell is nothing compared to the battle for her heart.

BEAUTY AND THE BEST by Bestselling Author Judi Fennell Once upon a time…a long time ago, there lived a beast of a man, locked within a castle with no one to love him. This is not his story. This is the story of another man, locked within himself, and the Beauty who sets him free. Jolie Gardener’s new boss, reclusive widowed artist Todd Best, who hasn’t produced anything since the death of his wife, is an interesting guy. He a) shows up buck naked on her first day on the job, b) asks her to pose for him – in the nude! and c) discovers she’s an aspiring romance novelist who finds the tragedy of his lost love inspiring, thereby throwing her out of his house, his life…and his heart. What’s a girl to do? Fall in love, of course!

Available for pre-order at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00N55HGOA
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Pre-order now, or wait and get your copy on release day, September 16!

Hope you enjoy my haunted cowboy!

Randi
“Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied”
RandiAlexander.com
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How easy is it to please your dom?

I love to use acronyms when referring to my books. And for Pleasing Mr. Sutton, that acronym is PMS. That always amuses me. And one does have to amuse oneself regularly.

 photo PleasingMrSuttonRed_300_zps0d321325.jpgThanks to Rae Monet for this fabulous cover. I love, love, love it! And for your reading pleasure, Pleasing Mr. Sutton is live! Book 5 in the West Coast series features Rance Sutton and Monica Dawson. You met them both in The Other Man, West Coast, Book 4. Ward and Spence bandy about the idea that the statuesque Miss Dawson is actually Mr. Sutton’s sex slave. Well, here’s the real story!

He has only one rule. She will do everything he says exactly when he tells her to do it.

Chairman of the board Rance Sutton is looking for a new playmate, an untried submissive he can train to do things his wicked way.

Miss Dawson, the chairman’s personal secretary, wants to get a lot more personal. What better way than becoming his new submissive? After all, she already does everything his way. So really, what’s a little spanking, flogging, handcuffing, and blindfolding if the payoff is Mr. Sutton in her bed? And that’s something she’s dreamed about for the entire five years she’s worked for him.

The problem? This will be no love affair. He will be her master. And she will be his slave. Miss Dawson’s desires aren’t part of the bargain; everything will be about pleasing Mr. Sutton…

Here’s an excerpt.

Pleasing Mr. Sutton

Copyright 2014 Jasmine Haynes

Chapter Two

“I have the perfect candidate for the new position.” Monica placed the resume on his big desk and slid it across to him. She’d given herself an hour to prepare before presenting it. That hour had also given Mr. Sutton a chance to enjoy his first cup of coffee, a special blend she brewed him. He’d be mellower now.

“That was fast work.” He remained seated while she stood before him. It seemed submissive, like the teenage girl who’s forced to stand before the headmaster.

“The choice ended up being quite easy.” She laced her fingers behind her back. Again there was a submissive feel to the gesture. She’d dressed for him. Her blouse was teal, sheer with a lacy camisole beneath, which she’d paired with a cream skirt that hugged her behind, but dropped tastefully to below the knees. She felt sexy but tailored, classy but inviting.

“Commendable work,” he said, picking up the resume.

Her tension began to rise as he read. She’d addressed every bullet point on his list. She was intrigued by the lifestyle, she’d never dabbled, she wanted him to teach her, she was willing to accept pain to receive pleasure, she needed his punishment, and so on. His eyes flicked back and forth across the page, but not another muscle twitched. Until finally he laid the single sheet of paper back on the expensively tooled leather top of his desk.

“You already have a job, Miss Dawson.”

She willed her cheeks not to flame. “Yes. But as I assume this new position”—she flexed the word, adding a sexual spin—“will be extracurricular, I believe I can carry out both functions to your complete satisfaction.”

He watched her unblinkingly, and the temperature in the office began to rise. A flush started inside, rushing out to her skin. He had to notice the scarlet blaze.

“I have no doubt about your abilities, but it’s never good to mix business and pleasure. We have a professional relationship. Making you my submissive would violate that.”

A kernel of ice expanded in her chest. He was turning her down.

“This is not the kind of thing you can turn on and off, Miss Dawson. I think it’s best—”

She couldn’t let him reject her. “A lot of people might consider that asking me to buy sex toys for you is violating our business relationship.”

“You are my personal secretary. I never asked you to demonstrate the devices for me.”

“In a corporate environment, the CEO doesn’t ask his secretary to search for submissive playmates.” She’d been about to cite Holt Montgomery, CEO of West Coast Manufacturing, as an example, but he was marrying his secretary next month, so that comparison might fall short.

“I mentioned when I hired you that some of the tasks I gave you would be of a more personal nature.” His face was implacable. Unreadable. Mr. Sutton could be a hard man when he chose. Last night’s bravado was starting to fade.

But if she backed down now, there would never be another chance. Just the fact that she’d asked had changed their working relationship. How would she get over the embarrassment, let alone the rejection? She’d made the choice, now she had to convince him.

“There are advantages you might not have thought of,” she told him. “Except when you have meetings or when we’re traveling”—she accompanied him and took care of the details—“we’re alone in this suite all day.” She flourished a hand to encompass his office, her smaller accommodations outside, and the conference room. “You must have thought about having a submissive you can command during the day.” She lowered her voice. “Make her do anything. Right here.” She lovingly stroked the desk’s leather top. “Or over there.” She pointed to the sofa.

She imagined herself splayed out on that genteel couch. Or facedown on his desk while he did all those mysterious dominant things to her. “Anything,” she said softly. “Anywhere.”

His nostrils flared slightly, the first indication of an emotion. “Miss Dawson.”

She wouldn’t let him stop her. “Every time you send me out to buy one of those devices”—she drew out the word for effect—“I’m dying to know exactly what you do with them.” She moistened her lips. “How it would feel.”

He swallowed, his Adam’s apple gliding slowly along his throat. “Miss Dawson.” It was all he seemed capable of saying.

How far could she go? She’d waited a long time for this opportunity. She’d go to great lengths to make it happen.

So she told him the truth, in a soft sexual purr meant for the bedroom. “And every time it makes me wet.”

I hope you enjoyed this excerpt of Pleasing Mr. Sutton. You can read another excerpt on my website. You can find Pleasing Mr. Sutton at Kindle Kindle UK Kindle AU Kindle CA Nook iBooks iBooks UK iBooks AU iBooks CA. By tomorrow, I hope to have the book up at Smashwords, Kobo, All Romance, and Coffee Time as well.

Pleasing Mr. Sutton is a stand-alone story, but if you haven’t tried the series yet, look for Revenge, West Coast Book 1: iBooks iBooks UK iBooks AU Kindle Kindle UK Nook Nook UK Kobo All Romance Smashwords Coffee Time Romance. You can learn all about the West Coast series on my website: www.jasminehaynes.com. I’m going to have Revenge up for free by Sept 1. I can’t guarantee on the timing for Amazon, but I’ll do my best.

 

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I Love the way You Lie

Oh man I’m so excited. My upcoming release from Loose Id, Sex, Lies, and Joysticks, will be out September 9. It’s a steamy menage with a poly twist. And the big thing in this story are the lies being told. Can a happy ending really come from all the lies told by the heroes and the heroine?

Here’s the blurb.

For the first time in a long time, Randa Arnold is happy beyond measure. She has the love of her husband, Linc and her paramour Matteo. After the fulfillment of a mutual sex fantasy and an unbelievable night of passion her world is turned upside down.

Lincoln never expected his wife to fall in love with another man, even though he knew that was a possibility. He loves his wife, but just can’t wrap his mind around her emotionally attached to someone else, so he does the only thing he can, he forces Matteo to leave.

Forcing Matteo to leave has some unexpected consequences. Randa is despondent, yet keeps a brave face. This only intensifies Linc’s sense of guilt. If that weren’t enough, someone is threatening his wife. His only chance at redemption and to get to the bottom of the threat is to bring Matteo back. Only one problem, the man can’t be found.

The woman shifted, bringing her knees together. Before they closed completely, her partner wedged his elbow to keep her open and exposed. He turned then and, even from that distance, locked gazes with Matteo.

Caught. Yet there was no malice in the dark brown irises, just amusement and a silent challenge. Matteo straightened his spine. That was one challenge he was willing to accept.

He moved through the crowd, sidestepping and gently shoving some individuals from his path until he stood an arm’s length from his prize.

“Took you long enough.” The man chuckled.

“There are so many distractions at this party. It’s hard to focus, Linc.” Matteo moved closer, sliding his fingers over the satiny material of the woman’s dress. “My little vixen.”

She offered a pretty pout. “You found it hard to focus on me?” Randa tilted her head to the side, her hair sliding over her shoulder.

Matteo studied her. Her silvery eyes were a little bright, her pupils dilated, and she bit her bottom lip against the sigh easing out of her mouth. Linc must’ve reached her pussy and was stroking her. Matteo longed to do the same thing.

Instead Matteo threaded his fingers through her hair, gripping the tresses until she parted her lips, and drank the sigh from her mouth. She briefly resisted, lifting her hands to place it on his chest. The heat of her palms bled through his cotton shirt and singed the skin beneath.

Matteo kept the kiss demanding, not giving her time to breathe but only to accept his raw dominance, the explosive hunger he held for her, the only woman to ever draw responses from him.

He knew the exact moment she submitted; Randa curled her fingers in his shirt and pulled him closer. Deepening the kiss, he swept inside her mouth and then dragged his tongue over her lips, teeth, and finally dueled with her tongue for supremacy.

Randa made a small noise in the back of her throat. He tugged her hair and placed a hand at the base of her neck. Her pulse beat a frantic staccato against his palm. He wanted to take her now, hard and fast. Bury balls-deep and let her hot, tight cunt milk him dry…and then do it all over again.

“Now, Matteo.”

Linc’s voice reached him through a haze. Reluctantly, Matteo drew back. Randa stared at him through half-closed lids. Her lips were swollen and glistened from his kisses.

“She’s practically drenching the stool,” Lincoln said with reverence.

A blush bloomed across Randa’s cheeks, and she ducked her head. Very gently Matteo pressed two fingers beneath her chin and lifted until she stared into his eyes.

 

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