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Slow Dancing, Take 2 #MySexySaturday #MFRWAuthor

Welcome to My Sexy Saturday, where authors share seven words, sentences, or paragraphs from their work to entertain you and entice you into wanting more!

Detour-Ahead-Ebook-webDetour Ahead (Riders Up, Book Four)

Threatened race horses, city slicker attorney, sexy California wrangler—what can possibly go wrong?

Last week we caught Scott and Traci in a slow dance – here’s a peek at what Scott’s feeling as they dance:

EXCERPT

Scott filled his lungs with Traci’s fresh scent. He wanted to be gentle with her, but her body filled his empty spaces so well that he lost track of his intent. He pressed her body to his as if afraid they wouldn’t have another time like this. Scott closed his eyes and swayed with the music, rubbing his nose and jaw through her ebony hair. It was like touching silk. He breathed deeply and her scent caressed his soul. She wasn’t supposed to have such a powerful impact on him; he was here to help her overcome her past, not to succumb to her innate charm. He was cowboy and she was big city. Don’t forget that. Enjoy. Please her. But don’t forget.

Through how many songs had they clung to each other? He couldn’t remember. They moved hardly at all. There was a waiting and a longing that palpated between them. Scott couldn’t wait any longer.

He lightly kissed Traci’s forehead. She didn’t retreat. Instead, he heard the softest of moans come from her lips. It was the best music he’d heard all evening.

BLURB

Hot-shot Chicago prosecuting attorney Traci Steele works tirelessly keeping rapists off the street to prevent other women from suffering the hell she’s endured, so she resists her friends’ insistence that she take a two month R&R in their California Live Oak condo—until they persuade her to help their rancher friend as a private investigator.

Though he runs the stables at Live Oak, well-muscled mustached wrangler Scott McCord much prefers working with the race horses he trains at his ranch, and he can’t believe his old friends have sent a greenhorn female to help him with horse troubles.

The improbable dance between this mismatched pair barely fits in around the escalating suspense of whoever’s after Scott’s horses. Traci is as tenacious in her sleuthing as she is terrified about her inability to ever love a man. Can Scott succeed in gentling her – like he does his horses – before she flees in panic?

BUY LINK    Amazon

REVIEWS

Night Owl Reviews Top Pick This is a story about letting go of your past so you can move on to your future…Add into this touching story of recovery a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end, and you’ve got a story you won’t be able to put down. Angi

You Gotta Read Reviews Rich in romance and suspense, this book had me mesmerized from the first page…a sensational job of combining just the right amount of suspense with a sauciness that leaves you longing for more. Val

Amazon Riveting mystery and love story in one great book Donna H. A Great story that shows that love can heal anything!” Amy B.

Goodreads  “This is a mature couple who have handled difficult situations in the past but have learned from them and do not give up what is important without a fight and serious soul-searching… I will miss this series and these characters.” Sheila G

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Slow Dancing #MySexySaturday

Welcome to another round of My Sexy Saturday, where authors offer seven words, sentences, or paragraphs from their work for your entertainment. Be sure to click on the graphic at the bottom of the page and visit the other participants.

This week’s theme is My Sexy New Year, celebrating new beginnings. Having a relationship with a man – any man – is definitely a new beginning for Traci Steele. She has yet to learn that the transition from victim to survivor is a choice within her power to make. We think maybe Scott McCord, with his gentle patient approach, might just be the key to help her make this discovery. Even so, it’s a long journey, with many twists and turns.

EXCERPT

Detour-Ahead-Ebook-web“Do you have any CDs for that CD player over there?” Scott asked.

“Some.”

“Anything slow we could dance to?”

Traci went into the bedroom and rummaged through her CD case. Her fingers felt like five thumbs. Finding what she wanted, she put it in the player, and soft music filled the room.

“Much better,” Scott said, rising from the couch and extending his hands to her.

She kicked off her flats and stepped into his arms. Was she in a trance? He held her close; her breasts nestled against his chest. It felt good. It felt right. Their feet hardly moved. They swayed to the music. There was no hurry.

She wanted to taste and savor the moment. The press of her body against his, his aftershave enticing her senses, his hand resting on her lower backside. Intimate and right. She didn’t want him to let go. Ever.

BLURB

Threatened race horses, city slicker attorney, sexy California wrangler—what can possibly go wrong?

Hot-shot Chicago prosecuting attorney Traci Steele works tirelessly keeping rapists off the street to prevent other women from suffering the hell she’s endured, so she resists her friends’ insistence that she take a two month R&R in their California Live Oak condo—until they persuade her to help their rancher friend as a private investigator.

Though he runs the stables at Live Oak, well-muscled mustached wrangler Scott McCord much prefers working with the race horses he trains at his ranch, and he can’t believe his old friends have sent a greenhorn female to help him with horse troubles.

The improbable dance between this mismatched pair barely fits in around the escalating suspense of whoever’s after Scott’s horses. Traci is as tenacious in her sleuthing as she is terrified about her inability to ever love a man. Can Scott succeed in gentling her – like he does his horses – before she flees in panic?

REVIEWS

Night Owl Reviews Top Pick This is a story about letting go of your past so you can move on to your future. It is a story about letting go of being the victim and becoming a survivor…Add into this touching story of recovery a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end, and you’ve got a story you won’t be able to put down. Angi

You Gotta Read Reviews Rich in romance and suspense, this book had me mesmerized from the first page. I was definitely drawn toward the main character, Traci, and all of the emotional barriers that she faced… a sensational job of combining just the right amount of suspense with a sauciness that leaves you longing for more. Run, don’t walk to your nearest book store for this sensational book. Val

BUY LINK

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RPT6YJA/

THE SERIES

Series-Timeline

All four books in our Riders Up romantic suspense series are now available at Amazon. The books share some characters, but each can also be read as a standalone novel.

Cassie’s Hope (Book One) High stakes, a fiery Irish redhead, her stunning racehorse, and a fiercely loyal rancher

Heat Wave (Book Two) Hang onto the land – but at what cost? Feisty widow hires ace racehorse trainer to salvage her family’s heritage. Can they survive escalating threats to life and limb?

Willow Smoke (Book Three) When the chips are down, there’s nobody there.

Detour Ahead (Book Four) Threatened race horses, city slicker attorney, sexy California wrangler—what can possibly go wrong?

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Traci Steele wants to hook you #MFRWHooks

Welcome to Book Hooks, a Wednesday offering by members of Marketing For Romance Writers to share a little taste of our work and entice you into wanting more! Click on the links at the end to travel to other Book Hook posts, and enjoy!

Victim? Survivor? It turns out that’s a choice – but prosecuting attorney Traci Steele doesn’t know that when we first meet her in Detour Ahead. How she learns the difference – and what she does with that information – forms the heart of this book. In the meantime she has to solve a crime and figure out what to do with a sexy cowboy…
Detour-Ahead-Ebook-web

Threatened race horses, city slicker attorney, sexy California wrangler—what can possibly go wrong?

EXCERPT

Some of Traci’s lessons come from her sexy wrangler, some from the horses he guides her to work with, and some from her best friend, Cassie Travers:

Traci nodded her head. “Yes, but that’s not all of it. I couldn’t shake the past.”

“Right.” Cassie plopped down on the floor beside Traci. “You were content with remaining the victim.”

Jerking away from her friend, Traci said, “That’s cruel, Cassie. Even from you.”

“I know it is.”

Traci saw the tears welling in Cassie’s eyes. Her troubles were taking a toll on the small redhead and she vowed to hear the woman out. Sitting rigidly on her hands, Traci said, “Okay, spit it out. You’ll bust if you don’t.”

“It’s just that you don’t have to continue being the victim of a rape that happened over a half a lifetime ago.”

“You weren’t there. How do you know?”

 BLURB

Hot-shot Chicago prosecuting attorney Traci Steele works tirelessly keeping rapists off the street to prevent other women from suffering the hell she’s endured, so she resists her friends’ insistence that she take a two month R&R in their California Live Oak condo—until they persuade her to help their rancher friend as a private investigator.

Though he runs the stables at Live Oak, well-muscled mustached wrangler Scott McCord much prefers working with the race horses he trains at his ranch, and he can’t believe his old friends have sent a greenhorn female to help him with horse troubles.

The improbable dance between this mismatched pair barely fits in around the escalating suspense of whoever’s after Scott’s horses. Traci is as tenacious in her sleuthing as she is terrified about her inability to ever love a man. Can Scott succeed in gentling her – like he does his horses – before she flees in panic?

REVIEWS

Night Owl Reviews Top Pick This is a story about letting go of your past so you can move on to your future. It is a story about letting go of being the victim and becoming a survivor…Add into this touching story of recovery a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end, and you’ve got a story you won’t be able to put down. Angi

You Gotta Read Reviews Rich in romance and suspense, this book had me mesmerized from the first page. I was definitely drawn toward the main character, Traci, and all of the emotional barriers that she faced… a sensational job of combining just the right amount of suspense with a sauciness that leaves you longing for more. Run, don’t walk to your nearest book store for this sensational book. Val

BUY LINK

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RPT6YJA/

 

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