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“Very nice,” he drawled at last… #8Sunday #MFRWAuthor #RomanticSuspense

 

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sunday.  Be sure to visit other participants at http://www.wewriwa.com/  and read and comment on their #8sunday posts.

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Here’s more from Riders Up, Book One – think some sparks are gonna fly? Cassie’s prepping her horse for a race at a small Wyoming race track:

EXCERPT

The handsome stranger walked around the horse. “Very nice,” he drawled at last.

Cassie continued grooming, doing her best to ignore the man.

“You’re gonna wear a hole in that horse with all that hand rubbing,” he commented dryly.

Cassie straightened. Her lips flared. Her cheeks burned as if on fire. Her eyes bore into the man. “And just who the hell are you? And what gives you the right to criticize how I groom my horse? I’ve been tending horses since I was big enough to walk.”

 

High stakes, a fiery Irish redhead, her stunning racehorse, and a fiercely loyal rancher.

Cassie’s Hope
Series: Riders Up! Book One

B&B Publishing:
November, 2013

Ebook, Paperback
Novel: 71,000 words
Cover Artist: Rebecca Poole
Three flames:

Explicit sex: M/F

 

BLURB

What happens when a fiercely loyal widowed half-Ute cowboy meets a fiery redhead with an Irish temper to match? Cassidy O’Hanlon – Cassie, to her friends – has set aside her Chicago career for six months to train racehorses for her dad after his stroke.

Furious the interloper has shipped in a ringer from the Chicago circuit to his Wyoming turf, Rancher/trainer Clint Travers sets out to put her in her place. Sparks fly immediately, but after their rocky start, the two quickly forge a passionate relationship, and he follows her to Chicago.

When it becomes clear someone is drugging Cassie’s horse, Clint sets out to solve the mystery, but storms off in a cloud of wounded pride when suspicions turn to him.

Can love trump pride?

REVIEW

Five stars at Goodreads: “…I took their journey with them. I felt their pain, their sadness, their struggles, and most of all their love. And that is the mark of a truly good book.”  Faith

BUY LINK

Print and e-book: Amazon
Free at Kindle Unlimited

 

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I’m sure you play the captive role superbly… #MWTease #MFRWAuthor

Welcome to MidWeek Tease, where authors share tempting snippets to tide you over till the weekend. A huge shout out to author Angelica Dawson for hosting our blog hop every week!

So much seduction – sometimes in A Woman for Zachary, it’s difficult to discern who is seducing whom. In today’s excerpt, we drop in on Josie and Meg, but who is the pursuer? They’re at a cafe after rehearsal…

EXCERPT

Meg tingled as Josie’s dark eyes snapped at her. The taller woman’s long nose twitched and her broad mouth broke into a grin, suggesting that she enjoyed this stage of the game as much as Meg usually did. Still, Meg cautioned herself to tread carefully. She wasn’t accustomed to playing the role of being seduced. “So how long have you known Zach?”

Josie’s chin jerked up. Meg doubted the woman had been thinking about Zachary Cullen.

“Maybe ten years or so,” Josie said smoothly, showing no evidence of discomfort. “He sought me out after coming to a performance I directed. He’d heard on the street that I was particularly good with young talent and wanted to know if I’d help a young woman he’d discovered in Nebraska, I think.”

“So I’m not the first.” Meg scowled, hoping that wasn’t a look of sympathy crossing Josie’s face. “I didn’t expect I was,” she quickly added.

Josie shook her head. Her long flowing dark hair flipped from side to side. “You’re not the first, though you are only the third young girl he’s referred to me over that period. So there haven’t been hordes. Of course I don’t keep track of his activities. There may have been others he hasn’t brought to me, but I don’t know of any.”

“So what happens to these young women when Zach grows tired of them?” Meg’s fingers curled around a napkin, and she didn’t like the fact that she couldn’t keep the acid from her voice. She thought she was a better actress than that.

“Don’t get too upset with Zach. He doesn’t hold anyone captive.” Josie arched an eyebrow. “I’m sure you’re free to leave whenever you want to.”

“Of course I am.” Meg didn’t like Josie’s maternal tone. “When I ask Zach to tie me up, he only uses scarves.” Meg hid a smile when Josie’s eyes rounded and the woman involuntarily wet her lips. Maybe she’d remember why they were sharing a drink. It wasn’t for Josie to defend Zach.

Josie’s mouth turned up in a smile. “I’m sure you play the captive role superbly.”

 

It’s New York! Broadway beckons, but Meg has more fun keeping an erotic triangle going with her current flame, Zach Cullen, and her drama coach, Josie Patrice.

A Woman for Zachary

Meghan’s Playhouse, Book Two

Erotic Romance Ménage

eXtasy Books

August 4, 2017

Four Flames:

Explicit Sex, MF, FF;

Ménage, FFM, FMF;

Sex toys

 

BLURB

Zachary Cullen has ignored Josette Patrice’s overtures for years, but she agrees to take on his latest protégé-slash-arm-candy Meghan Keenan in her off-Broadway workshop theater. Though the girl has incredible talent, Josie would stake her reputation on that little thing being a switch-hitter, like herself, and she doesn’t want Zach to be duped. Josie sets out to seduce Meg and expose her for what she is, but all bets are off when Meg turns the tables on Josie to hook her up with Zach.

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Her toes curled involuntarily… #Sunday8 #MFRWAuthor #RomanticSuspense

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sunday.  Be sure to visit other participants at http://www.wewriwa.com/  and read and comment on their #8sunday posts.

Spread the word: Twitter hashtag #8sunday

EXCERPT

The cowboy stepped closer. Cassie could make out a scowl. Dark eyes snapped a foreboding anger. Raven black hair framed chiseled features, searing them into Cassie’s brain. Her toes curled involuntarily. She rubbed Hope’s coat vigorously. Who the hell was he? And to top it off, he didn’t even seem to notice her. His eyes appraised only the horse.

 

High stakes, a fiery Irish redhead, her stunning racehorse, and a fiercely loyal rancher.

Cassie’s Hope
Series: Riders Up! Book One

B&B Publishing:
November, 2013

Ebook, Paperback
Novel: 71,000 words
Cover Artist: Rebecca Poole
Three flames:

Explicit sex: M/F

 

BLURB

What happens when a fiercely loyal widowed half-Ute cowboy meets a fiery redhead with an Irish temper to match? Cassidy O’Hanlon – Cassie, to her friends – has set aside her Chicago career for six months to train racehorses for her dad after his stroke.

Furious the interloper has shipped in a ringer from the Chicago circuit to his Wyoming turf, Rancher/trainer Clint Travers sets out to put her in her place. Sparks fly immediately, but after their rocky start, the two quickly forge a passionate relationship, and he follows her to Chicago.

When it becomes clear someone is drugging Cassie’s horse, Clint sets out to solve the mystery, but storms off in a cloud of wounded pride when suspicions turn to him.

Can love trump pride?

REVIEW

Five stars at Goodreads: “…I took their journey with them. I felt their pain, their sadness, their struggles, and most of all their love. And that is the mark of a truly good book.”  Faith

BUY LINK

Print and e-book: Amazon
Free at Kindle Unlimited

Be sure to stop by the rest of the
Weekend Writing Warriors at this LINK
you’ll be glad you did!

 
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