Sneak Peek Sunday – Duke of Devonwood
Miranda is not about to let some English duke tell her what she can do with her own inheritance. This is, after all, the twenty-first century. Luckily, she’s determined, hard-working, and maybe a touch devious. She vows to do whatever it takes to foil the duke…
The Duke of Devonwood could handle Miranda and her schemes…if only she weren’t so enticing.
“As for you, Ms. Foxglove—” The duke smiled. “I suppose you mean to imply that you are a woman of vast experience?”
“Let us say, instead, useful experience.” Miranda toyed with the ends of her hair, which just happened to reach the top of her boobs.
He stopped in front of her. “Am I correct in assuming that you’ve decided to use your sex appeal to influence my behavior?”
His eyes were cool, but they were definitely fastened on her stroking hand.
“You have such a low opinion of yourself?” she said. “I couldn’t simply be attracted to you?”
“Let us say,” he murmured, deliberately mimicking her, “that I’ve been the target of many a devious scheme. I try to keep my wits about me when women come on to me.”
This excerpt is from a story to be published this week in a New Adult anthology called Breakaway. My story is called Bling Ring in Mexico.
Blurb: Bling or sex? When the pursuit of fun with her friends turns into criminal activities on a Mexican spring break, Susanna has to choose between chasing illegal bling and chasing a hot dolphin trainer. But straight-arrow Joaquin has no intention of being the boy toy of his flighty college classmate.
Too bad lust has such a good grip on him.
I’d been looking at him too long. I had to say something. “What do you do here, Joaquin? Do you handle the dolphin swims?” I pretended to look at his bare feet, but looking down was only an excuse to give him a once-over and see if I could notice anything interesting below his waist. Oh, yeah. The wet suit hid nothing.
He shook his head. “I’m barely a trainer. Mostly, I do a bit of everything during vacation week, especially organizing the tourists.”
“But the wetsuit—” I gestured.
“We’re all prepared to go in the water if necessary.” He grinned. “You know, in case one of the dolphins develops a taste for tourists.”
“Eeek,” Claire backed up in pretend horror, almost tripping over a little girl sitting cross-legged on the dock. “That’s not funny.”
“Don’t worry.” Joaquin winked at her. “It almost never happens.”
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Eclipse of the Heart – New Release
Six Sentence Sunday
Amanda opened her eyes to see Logan rise to his feet. Alarm barreled through her. Was he done with her? Would he make another of his abrupt departures? She glanced up at him, barely aware of what she was doing.
“That’s quite an effective look of appeal,” Logan said, his voice low. “I think I’m flattered.”
She tried to clear her thoughts. “I should be going home, I think.”
He chuckled. “Your words lack a certain note of conviction.”
“Are you done with dessert?”
“The ice cream is all gone, I’m afraid.” He bent over and scooped her up in his arms. “But licking is still on the menu.”
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