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!
We’re thrilled to announce Extasy Books has re-released our erotic romantic suspense, The Merry Widow. Thoroughly revised and edited, this is the steamy story of a mid-life widow’s sexual awakening. Following a prologue to set the stage, it opens with an erotic scene between two women – the first ever in our heroine’s life. If this isn’t your cup of tea, no problem – you might prefer our Romantic Suspense books, all of which deliver one man, one woman, hot sex, and perilous danger.
But if this appeals to you – hang on for the ride! Recently widowed and in her early forties, Merry Delany is about to plunge into a self-discovery journey that takes her places she’s never imagined, much less hoped for. Once passion is unleashed, can it be stopped?
Today’s excerpt comes shortly after last week’s, in which Jim has noticed the butterfly figurine and asked Merry what she’s transforming into.
“Sometimes you use words. And other times you’re silent, but your entire body is screaming. It’s a real turn-on for a guy to be with an expressive woman.”
“Well, I hope so, since you happen to be in bed at the moment with an expressive woman. I noticed you weren’t exactly the silent type in the throes of lovemaking either.”
“Yeah.” He downed more coffee. “That’s the way it is. No second thoughts?”
“What’s there to think about?”
“Coy doesn’t befit you this morning, Merry. When you came in with the coffee, you weren’t exactly a carefree spirit. You don’t know what to do with me. And you’re wondering what I’m expecting of you.”
“Having a guy sleep over and making love with him countless times does tend to complicate things.”
The millennium arrived with such promise—will it deliver for recently widowed Merry Delaney?
So much for all the anticipation about the new millennium. Merry Delaney’s life is still in a rut and shows no signs of changing. Sex? A fading memory, gone long before her husband actually died. Excitement? Hardly the hallmark of an accountant’s life. At forty-two, what can she look forward to?
Until her best friend takes Merry’s predicament into her practiced hands. One passionate kiss unleashes possibilities Merry never dreamed of—and she wants to sample them all. Men? Women? Young? Old? Ménage? Toys? Yes, to all, to pleasure, to making up for lost time.
Enter Chicago Detective Jim Barnes, who solicits Merry’s help with a mob funds-skimming case. Can the scorching passion that soon smolders between Merry and Jim survive the escalating mob threats of exposure? Having discovered a zest for sex, will Merry ever again be satisfied with one man?
This month we’re giving away one autographed print copy of The Diary. The giveaway lasts all month – contest details after our Sunday Snippet.
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The Diary is actually two books in one – The Diary, and its sequel, Writing Skin. Today’s excerpt follows last week’s, after Kate sneaked a peek into her sister’s diary when she stopped by to water her plants…
Glancing at a recent photo on Luci’s desk of the two of them standing side by side, Kate winced. Could different fathers account for that much variation? Luci’s petite, tight, twenty-four-year-old body was hard not to envy.
In contrast, Kate was above average height, fairly well proportioned, but full-bodied. Tight bodies were for the youthful. She tried to work out and occasionally followed a routine for five or six weeks, but it was so easy to forget to jog, or go to the gym, or do isometrics, or do whatever her most recent exercise cure-all happened to be.
Luci’s appetite rivaled a bird’s while hers rivaled a—well, she didn’t want to think about that. Still, she was proud that she’d been able to control her weight without feeling too flabby.
Kate brushed a finger across the words: The Diary. Apparently her sister was much more versed in matters of sex than she was.
A rakish professor, a flaming redhead, her petite younger sister, and the redhead’s bi Italian girlfriend in a blistering transcontinental tale of revenge gone awry.
Lust, revenge, dark sexual escapades and the mysterious disappearance of her younger half sister, Luci, will take art curator Kate Noble on a whirlwind transcontinental journey. The diary Luci’s left behind paints vivid images of shameless erotic exploits with a rake named only as G.C.
Can Kate learn enough under the delightful hands of her bisexual best friend, Gina, to ensnare the sensual and elusive Professor Grayson Cosgrove into a marriage proposal of her making? Can she find Luci before it’s too late? If only she could read between the lines.
The Diary ~ never have the secrets of another been so electrifying!
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Welcome to Saturday Spankings, where we get to share a little naughtiness from The Reunion, always free to read at Kindle Unlimited.
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It’s her 20th high school reunion — or rather, the morning after, and Sarah has just awakened to find bad boy Adam Granger in her bed. Last week we listened in as she remembered the night before. Looks like he’s waking up now…
Adam’s eyes slowly opened and then sprang wide.
Had he just remembered where he was and what they’d shared?
He glanced at the clock. “Christ, I’ve got a plane to catch.” He scrambled from the bed and lumbered for the bathroom.
“And a howdy, good morning to you, too,” Sarah said, to the closing bathroom door. If he heard her, he gave no indication. She pulled the sheet up to her neck.
Adam quickly returned to the bedroom looking slightly worn.
Sarah marveled at his long cock dangling between his legs and warmed with pride knowing she’d been able to manage a man his size.
But her lover wasn’t coming back to bed.
A dark and brooding bad boy, his petite Latina lover, and his unattainable former high school crush ~ a sizzling, combustible threesome.
Dark and brooding, Adam Granger was always the bad boy out of reach—but now he’s in Sarah Atkinson’s bed, the morning after their twentieth high school reunion. When Adam beats a retreat to his Pacific Palisades estate, former good girl Sarah throws caution to the wind and pursues him.
Petite copper-skinned Maria Ramirez greets Sarah at Adam’s front door. The former exotic dancer doesn’t challenge Sarah’s assumption she’s the maid—how long will it take the dark-haired beauty to figure out Maria is Adam’s live-in lover? Better yet, how long before Maria can entice her into their bed?
Determined not to rock his hard-won lifestyle, Adam resolves to push Sarah past her sexual limits so she’ll leave. When she stays, he watches helplessly as the two women fall in love with each other. Will they shut him out? And, if they let him in, what must he sacrifice?
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