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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?