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Please enjoy these two unedited excerpts from my latest book, SHADOWWALKER:
I am the eyes that you feel boring into the space between your shoulder blades.
I am the chill that slithers in and out of each vertebrae of your spine.
I am the shadows that you see moving in the blackness and the sound you hear scraping at your window while lightening dances across the midnight sky.
I am what stalks you as your footsteps echo as you walk a dark, quiet street alone.
You cannot see me, but I am there.
I am, Iam –Shadow of the Night.
I was spread-eagle, open, vulnerable and pulsating with anticipation. I had never before let go of so much control and my emotions ran the gamut from fear and trepidation to glorious wanton lust.
Ravens hands were on me then, massaging something slick, warm and tingly. He worked from the bottoms of my feet and slowly moved north, his thumbs grazed my clitoris as his fingers continued kneading up my torso. He stroked each arm in turn, from the fingertips up and finally both hands met at my shoulders and neck.
Everything, absolutely each little thought left my head under the assault of the sensations Raven was causing. It was…liberating.
Now about those freebies… Click on the cover to my books at the right, or the above links, read the excerpt and answer the following questions in the comment box below – be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you, and rest assured, I don’t share. Five readers with the correct answers will each be chosen to receive one e-copy of one of my titles – NIGHTWALKER, THE ORDER OF CHAOS, JUSTIFIED, PHOENIX OR GUARDIAN. You’ll get one entry for answering the questions and a bonus entry if you are following my blog.
- What is the name of Leah’s date in NIGHTWALKER?
- Who is Leah fighting in the opening scene of THE ORDER OF CHAOS?
- Who is alpha of the largest wolf pack in the U.S. in JUSTIFIED?
- What is the name of the person Leah raised from the grave in PHOENIX?
- Where did Claire see the gang symbols in GUARDIAN?
Here’s some more juicy excerpts from my books..
Blurb: Leah Wolfe has retired from serious police work in favor of seeking a normal life. Her unique, yet not fully discovered supernatural abilities allow her to speak to the souls of the dead, providing vital information in the search for their killers. Her abilities have also cost her almost everyone she has ever loved including her mother, who abandoned her to fend for herself on the streets, and, most recently, her ex-fiancé Joaquín Wildhorse, Chief Detective of the Native American Reservation Police Department. But when Joaquín’s new lover is found brutally murdered on the reservation, he turns to Leah for help. The hunt for a vicious killer leads Leah to sexy Ian Nightwalker and Leah is unable to walk away from the case that may cost her her most guarded possession of all. Her heart.
Excerpt: Ian took my hand and led me to a glass-enclosed atrium. Stars glittered above me through the glass ceiling and the desert outside was backdropped by the mountain range. A jetted spa that trickled a waterfall into a large swimming pool illuminated the room. Palm trees surrounded the edge of the spa providing privacy. Wow. “It’s like an oasis in the desert.” I spoke softly so as not to disturb the natural peace in the room. Like talking in a library. Ian walked over to a large stone bench and sat down. He pulled his shirt over his head revealing his pale skin and muscles hidden beneath. I silently gasped and felt a wave of desire heat my body. Each muscle flexed and tensed as he moved to kick off his boots then pulled his socks over his feet. As he bent and exposed his back I couldn’t help but admire the breadth of his broad shoulders, my eyes following his spine down to his narrowing back and waist. His wavy black hair fell over his face and I was left with a view of his neck. I had the sudden urge to run my tongue along his exposed neckline to his kissable mouth. I wanted to run my hands over the strong shoulders and let them slowly caress a path down his chest and along the expanse of his stomach tracing the trail of soft, dark hair that led from his naval and disappeared under the denim of his jeans. I wanted to feel his hands fist in my hair as I explored his body. I shook myself out of the thought. My face blazed red as I saw Ian’s eyes bored into mine, the look of passion on his face that a man gets when knows your interested in more than just conversation.
Blurb: All Leah Wolfe wants to do is master her ability to speak with the souls of the dead, protect her beloved town, and forget about the two men who betrayed her. But with the leader of the vampire council on his way to town and the threat of Chaos hanging over the heads of everyone she loves, getting what she wants may not be as easy as she thought.
He turned me around and melted me with a look that skimmed me from the top of my head to the toes of the stiletto heels that I still wore. I started to kick the shoes off but he stopped me. “Leave those on.” His voice grew deeper, sultry. I did a little spin that would make any runway model proud. He grabbed me and tossed me onto the bed while we laughed. “Yes, definitely keep the shoes on.” “You owe me.” I reminded him. He stripped off my jeans and flipped me onto my stomach. He began caressing my neck, my shoulders, then further south; alternating between gentle sweeps of his hands and a firmer kneading motion that sprang Goosebumps from my body. I felt the bra strap come undone before his hands slid to the flimsy piece of elastic of my panties. His fingers trailed them down my legs until he removed them completely. Then those magic fingers began caressing their way up my legs, teasing the tender skin on the back of my knees and inner thighs. I heard the Velcro of my holster tear away and felt the weight of my pistol lift off my waist. “Nightstand.” He murmured knowing that I felt more secure if I knew where my weapons were. Then his mouth blazed molten lava on my thighs and I forgot all about weapons.
Blurb: Things go very wrong, very fast when a federal agent is caught between her vampire lover, the leader of the pack, and a murderer intent on killing those she loves. Is stepping outside the law to stop a killer justified, or will it end her career in SINS?
“Mind if we join you?” The taller one asked. “I’m Zach and this is my brother Conner.” After a round of nice-to-meet-you’s and a fresh order of drinks, the small talk began. Conner sat next to Tala and Zach dragged his chair closer to me. It wasn’t long into the conversation before I started to realize that neither one of these guys was intelligent enough to lure a puppy out of a cage, let alone a woman out of a bar. Tala looked up and gave me a “how the hell do we get rid of them” look just before I felt Zach’s hand start to slither up my leg, perilously close to my gun. I jumped from my seat, a little too quickly, and stifled it with a fake giggle. God I really sucked at the bar scene. “Um, Tala. I need to go to the little girls’ room.” Did I just say “little girls’ room”? Somebody, shoot me now. “Great idea. I’ll go with you.” She started to stand when Conner put a hand on her shoulder and dragged her back down. “I think we’re getting ditched, Zach. How about you?” Zach put his hand on my hip and squeezed, hard enough to bruise. I grabbed his hand just below the fingers and pushed back with my thumbs until he let me go. “I’m not really in the mood to play grab-ass,” “Oww.” He complained. “Calm down bitch.” I bent Zach’s wrist back far enough to be painful and just this side of breaking it. Conner kept a grip on Tala’s upper arm. “Let go of her or watch me break your brother’s wrist.” I warned. He released Tala. She stood and scrambled to my side. “Now I’m going to let go and both of you are going to calmly leave this bar and go home.” I looked at each of them. “Not to another bar, home. Is that understood?” “Yeah yeah, whatever. Just let go of my hand you freaky bitch.” Zach really needed to learn a little respect. “Conner?” I asked, pushing Zach’s arm back just a little more. “Fuck! Tell her okay Conner, she’s breaking my fucking arm!” “Fine.” Conner said as he stood. I let go of Zach and he straightened up and pulled his shirt down. “Bitches!” I heard him growl as him and his brother walked toward the exit.
Blurb: Leah Wolfe of the Supernatural Investigations of Non-human Species—SINS for short—is learning to control her necromancer skills while balancing her life as a federal agent and fiancée to the Marquis of the vampire world, Ian Nightwalker. When her godson is kidnapped and the kidnapper offers to trade the boy for Leah, she doesn’t hesitate. Leah finds herself in the lair of Phoenix, a former Marquis bent on avenging the death of his lover. He is also a scientist who is using DNA from various species with the hopes of creating an army of Supernaturals. Leah must stop Phoenix, save those he has tampered with, and get back to Ian. But first, she must save herself.
Shifting, I trailed my mouth down his neck, teasing his chest and then sliding lower, where I confirmed that Ian was, indeed, naked, hard, and eager for me. Ian lowered his lips to mine and our tongues tangled together. Short, slow licks quickly smoldered into white-hot desire as we made love to each other’s bodies with our lips and tongues. He pushed me away from him and I released him with a reluctant groan until he flipped me on my back and wrapped my legs around his shoulders. With his eyes fixed on mine, he slid his tongue out and gave me one long, torturing lick. I gasped, and he flashed me that crooked smile of his and did it again. “I love to watch your eyes glaze over in ecstasy while I devour you, my love,” he crooned before tasting me once again. I fisted my hands into the silky strands of his hair and lost all sense of sanity as he tormented my body with long, slow swirls of his skillful tongue. When I thought I could take no more, he slipped his tongue inside me and suckled on my center until I could only see white bursts of pleasure through my closed eyelids. My head thrashed from side to side. His pace relaxed and the slower he slid in and out of me, the more intense the pleasure became that shuddered through me until my body burst with rapture and insanity all at once. I screamed his name with my release, but Ian kept his mouth in place, drinking down my pleasure—as if it were the blood he existed upon.
Blurb: Two worlds are about to collide. Claire is going to learn about a past she never knew existed and Roman is about to come out of the shadows and face the woman he has secretly protected for years. With danger all around, will love be enough to save them?
“I have been sure of many things in my life that were not real, Roman,” she whispered. “I have watched you come into Bookworms for months and wondered what if would feel like to wrap myself around you.” She traced a finger along his jaw. “I want to find out.” He covered her mouth with his. The kiss was all need and surrender. Roman shifted and rolled so he hovered above her. She was more stunning than any of the angels he had met through the ages and she was about to become his. Claire wrapped her hands around his head and pulled his mouth back to hers. His lips roamed over her cheek, her chin, feathering kisses down her neck, each kiss igniting a tiny spark between them. She arched into him for more and he felt her surrender. He swirled his tongue over the nipple of her breast until she cried out. Roman gave her other breast equal attention before he moved lower, his tongue searing a trail of heat toward her navel. Roman slid his hand between her thighs and his body throbbed when he found her wet and eager. He slipped one finger in her and watched with a delighted smile when his name escaped her lips on a sigh. He looked into her eyes, glazed over with ecstasy as he gently stroked her. He put his mouth back to her body and slid his tongue around her navel. He withdrew his hand and his body hardened even more when she gave a cry of protest. He was hard to the point of pain yet he had to have a taste of her, a taste from the pearl that lay between her legs. He let his mouth trail lower and feasted on her, his tongue dipping and stroking, swirling around the treasure that was now his.