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Flashback Friday - Claiming Derryn

Today we are flashing back to Claiming Derryn, my space opera romance!

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Title: Claiming Derryn

Heroine: Melina – Born to a rich family, but shamed when she committed to two lovers. Now she’s reunited with Trev and Davis and has to choose between her men, or the only life she’s ever known.

Heroes: Trev – Undercover pirate mercenary who will do anything to keep Melina safe, even if it puts his cover in danger. Is desperate to have her back in his life.

Davis – Captain of a pirate ship and the dominating force in Melina and Trev’s triad. Will do anything to keep Melina safe, now that he has her back again.

Tidbit – There was a lot of talk asking for “Space Operas” at one point, and since I was busy trying every sub-genre possible, I jumped into the game, and Claiming Derryn happened. This is a hot book–but the part that makes it the most fun is I slipped a “Salute to Tribbles” into this story.

And any Star Trek fans out there know what that means. Furry creatures who steal the show. ;)

 

Here is one of my favorite quotes:

Quote: "Pinned between her lovers, Melina realized how much more alive she was in the past twenty-four hours than in the full twelve months previous."

 

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Snippet Saturday- In Betweens

If you’ve been following Snippet Saturday for a while, you know the themes are up for interpretation. Today’s theme? In Betweens.  BRAWHAHAHAHAH. **wipes tears** Okay, you’re going to get ALL kinds of snippets today.

I’ve decided to go with a smorgasbord today. Tidbits from some of my menages. If you’re interested in reading more, you can link through the titles to the blurb/excerpt pages.  Enjoy! (Oh, NSFW- adults only please)

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Claiming Derryn

“It’s never happening again,” she swore, clutching her fingers at her sides to stop from reaching for him.

“Never is a long, long time.” Davis stepped forward and claimed her lips in a kiss that ignited her soul. He drew their bodies together, his spicy male scent enveloping her as his hardness took possession of her softness. He forced his tongue past her teeth, pressing rough and fast, twining with her, consuming her. He dragged his fingers through her hair and pinned her between him and Trev, two solid barriers of scorching heat. When he finally released her lips, Melina gasped for air, clutching his uniform for stability. It had always been like that with Davis, a no-holds-barred attack.

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Tidal Wave:

Blessed warmth covered her from head to toe. Hard bodies surrounded her. The whisper of a touch feathered her nipples and Alexia hummed with delight. The hand that cupped her pussy from behind tightened slightly and one finger brushed her clit.

Alexia rolled a little farther onto her stomach to allow more room for his fingers to play, and the men cradling her on either side laughed.

“She’s insatiable,” Anthony said.

“You say that like it’s a bad thing. I don’t mind at all.” Joshua’s hand stroked harder, his thumb slipping into her sheath.

“Who’s insatiable? I’m just lying here, minding my own business. Oh yes, right there, Joshua.” She felt too good to even break into a blush, her head resting on Anthony’s bare chest while her other lover primed her body yet again.

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Whirlpool

The stroke of a hand down his back reminded him Braden was still with them, and yet…he couldn’t stop. All his focus was on Chelsea, on the pleasure he found in her, the pleasure he wanted to bring her.

“You should see what I see.” Braden’s deep voice rustled through the air. He touched them both, his hands skimming Jamie’s side. Hovering where Jamie cupped Chelsea’s breast. The contrast of their fair skin and Braden’s darker coloring—his rougher, beefier hands—showed clearly. “You two look like erotic Greek statues, porcelain fine and breathtakingly beautiful.”

Chelsea laughed softly as she snaked out an arm to catch Braden around the neck. “And you’re Poseidon, rising from the sea to love us both?”

“Hmm, it’s not difficult to love you, baby.” He kissed her, lowering himself to lie skin to skin against Jamie’s side. Jamie watched in fascination until Chelsea squirmed under him, pressing her breast up into his hand, and he shifted to be able to reach her easier. He nibbled and licked, listening to the soft noises of pleasure she made, hearing Braden’s whispered words of love.

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And coming in November…Falling, Freestyle:

Damn. She shook her head and pushed through the cafeteria doors, clomping in her heavy boots toward their usual table. The swelling volume of voices drowned out her thoughts.

She should confess she’d heard their conversation, but what could she say without it being really awkward? In fact, doing anything about what she’d overheard seemed completely impossible.

If she knew which man she wanted to get involved with, it would be simpler. With her affections spread so evenly between them, that option was eliminated. In fact she couldn’t imagine being with one and not the other.

Being with both of them? Together. Oh Lord, yes. As if she hadn’t fantasized about that a million times as well.

Her face flushed hotter. The erotic books she’d read returned to her, and suddenly she wondered if she was brave enough to go through with the idea flashing through her brain. Their annual pre-Christmas ski trip away to another resort, just the three of them, was fast approaching. If she opened the door just a crack, what would they think of spending time getting to know her better—both of them?

Maybe if she introduced the concept of a ménage as a fantasy, asked them to help her out. She’d be able to see if there was a difference in the way her heart and body felt—see if she was more drawn to one than the other. In the meantime she’d be experiencing a dream come true.

If she could convince them to give it a try.

She stepped next to the table and they both turned their full attention her way. Darkness and light met her, in their eyes, their hair. Something inside her belly tingled with anticipation, and this time she let it build instead of beating it into submission.

Wanting them both wasn’t wrong, she was sure of it. Wanting them both, together…that seemed more risqué.

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Lauren Dane
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Ashley Ladd
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McKenna Jeffries
Taige Crenshaw
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Snippet Saturday- I'm so sorry...

Welcome! Today’s theme, well, if this is working…if it’s not, I apologize. ;) Yup. Let’s watch some characters apologize. From Claiming Derryn.

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How many layers of deception are there in space?

When a trade negotiation goes wrong, Melina Davenport is sure she’ll end up either a casualty of war or a sex slave. Discovering one of her missing partners, Trev, is the new leader of the rebels who have captured her adds insult to injury.

But when her former lover whisks her away to a reunion with their third, Davis—now captain of the notorious outlaw vessel Nottingham—she has to decide if she wants to join her two lovers in their important but less-than-legal activities. Time is running out. The authorities are hunting them, the rebels are bomb crazy and the local fauna is reproducing at an astonishing rate aboard their vessel.

If they don’t find a solution soon, they can kiss the universe goodbye.

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“But I’m your jerk, admit it. You still love me, Melina?” He stroked the side of her breast and she slapped his fingers away.

“How should I know? You’re a stranger, I don’t fall in love with strangers.” He leaned closer and nuzzled her neck. As good as his touch felt, the anger and longing inside her waged a war, and this time anger won. She climbed off him and looked around for her robe. Arrogant asshole.

“Where you going?”

She gave him the look. “I assume you have a plan to get me off this rock without having to share me with the other boys. I’d appreciate it if we got a move on. There’s going to be people worried when they don’t find me in the pod with the other two members of the committee.” She prided herself on keeping her emotions under control, but even she heard the fear in her voice. She grabbed her robe from the floor and clutched the fabric in her fist, clinging to one small piece of substance that remained unchanged. She held it up to see the entire front was shredded, the garment completely useless, and tossed it aside in disgust.

Trev swung his legs over the side of the bed and opened a cupboard. “I do have a plan, and yes, the room is secure. Feel free to discuss our secret life out loud.” He held out a shirt and she grabbed it.

“I assumed you would have found a way to alert me by now if it wasn’t safe, even if you had to spell it out. Do you remember any of the passcodes from our training days?”

“Enough to warn you in the hall.”

“Gee, maybe you should have memorized ‘get ready for me to fuck you in public’. We’ll have to mention that to the instructors the next time we visit the Institute.”

“Be reasonable, Melina.”

“You went into the bathroom for a drink of water then vanished for twelve months. Now I find you leading a group of rebels and I’m supposed to be reasonable?” Shit, she hadn’t said that. She stepped away from him but he was too quick, grasping her arm and locking her in position.

“That’s what this is about, isn’t it? You don’t really care if I jerked off in front of a group of cutthroats and painted you with my jism. Hell, you always were a bit of an exhibitionist. This is about not knowing where I’ve been for the past year.”

Her throat closed and she fought for control. She was not going to cry. She was not…

The dam burst. Unbearable pain shot through her as she relived the fear, the uncertainty of the days following Trev’s disappearance. His arms surrounded her as she sobbed like a baby, pounding her fist against his shoulder. He caught her hands in his and soothed her, patting her hair, pulling her close to his chest. Melina cried her eyes out, releasing all the pent-up tears she’d stored away when she didn’t know if he was dead or alive, didn’t understand why he’d left. He’d been all she had left after Davis had shipped out and broken apart their team of three.

By the time she’d spent all her sorrow, hiccups racked her frame. Each breath shuddered out with a gasp, and still he comforted her. Trev swept her into his arms and she buried her face against him, clinging to his neck. The sound of dripping increased, the steam on her skin growing warmer. Splashing ensued, and then the velvet touch of water slightly above body temperature covered her body.

Cradled in his arms, finally back where she’d longed to be, she was tempted to close her eyes and simply forget the world of trouble around them. A soft chirp by her ear enticed her away from hiding, from continuing to ignore the reality saying it was time to move on. Melina lifted her head to stare into swirling blue eyes.

The sharysa sat on the edge of the bathing pool, its head tilting from side to side.

“She’s worried about you.” Trev adjusted them so Melina sat straddling his hips, submersed to their necks. “She wonders why you cry when you’re with your mate.”

Melina drew another shaky breath. A mate? “You can talk with them?”

“This one is more articulate than the others. She seems to like me. Usually all I get is a blurry message, but with her it’s clearer. Piata thinks you should be happy since we’re together.”

The name he gave the petite creature made Melina smile. Only Trev would name a one-foot-tall furry rodent after one of the mammoth beasts of Tarn.

“Are we together again?” Her heart ached, longing for him to acknowledge what they’d shared.

Trev scooped a handful of water and washed her tear-covered face. “We’ve never been apart, Melina, at least not in my heart. I still love you.”

The tightness eased, and she kissed him. Their lips and tongues meshed as their hands clasped beneath the waters. Happy chirps and clicking brought a laugh from them both as they glanced at the little beast who now nodded in approval.

Trev bowed his head graciously. “I agree, Piata, my partner looks very good in my arms. She belongs there.”

He turned his gaze back on Melina, the comforting passion-filled look hardening and becoming more focused. His battle face. “You ready to hit the road? We’ve got a ship to catch.”

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Claiming Derryn is available at  AmazonB&N and EC (best price there)

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Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force people to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile malfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile malfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medicine.

Snippet Saturday- ARGHHHHH!!

The theme today is scary. But…but…I don’t DO scary!!  Ahhh, there’s the open ‘subject to interrpetation’clause. Here’s my way to show you scary and share a snippet.

I don’t like aliens. You know, the freaky pictures with the big eyes etc? This past week my son sent me this you-tube. You don’t have to watch to the end, but at about halfway through I SCREAMED. And my teenage son thought it was a hoot. :rolls eyes:

Now to contrast with MY aliens. In Claiming Derryn there is a small furred lizard creature called a sharysa. Here’s a snippet about MY not-so- scary aliens. :)

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A low growl cut her off and Trev offered a prayer of thanks. No way did he want to mention they were headed for the Nottingham. He’d wait until she was safely stuck onboard to explain she was about to board one of the few ships featured on Wanted posters in every port, on every planet, in the galaxy.

A narrow ledge ran the length of wall before them and it teemed with furry bodies. The sharysa were out in full force.

“Holy hell, that’s the biggest beastie I’ve seen yet.” Melina reached to brush the fur of a pitch-black creature as thick around as his thigh.

“Melina, be careful.” Crap, she was going to lose a finger at the least.

“I saw you pet Piata.” Her fascination with all things wild had always amused him and annoyed the crap out of Davis. She should have become a xenobiologist with the way she attracted alien life forms.

“These are wild ones. I’ve seen them slice a man’s arm so deep he lost it.”

She ignored him, leaning closer. “He likes me, don’t you, beautiful?” They were nose to nose and Trev held his breath, hoping for the best.

“Trev?” She sounded distracted as she buried her fingers in the thick fur of the creature.

“Yeah, baby, um, could you step back, please? I kinda like your eyes in your face.”

“When Piata talks to you, does she ever show you symbols that look like coordinates?” The black sharysa nudged its nose against Melina’s forehead then stepped off the ledge onto her shoulder. An excited roar rose from the pack, the rest of the sharysa dancing in place before disappearing like ghosts into the shadows.

“That was bizarre.” Trev grabbed Melina’s hand to lead her away, and the creature growled at him from its perch on her shoulder, its thin fingers tangled in her hair as it sniffed suspiciously in Trev’s direction.

“No, Jem, he’s my friend. Leave him alone.”

Trev back off slightly. “He’s got a name already? You still picking up strays on every one of your assignments, baby?”

She blushed. “I try not to. He says he’s coming with us. At least, I think that’s what he said.”

Damn, some things never changed. He remembered their quarters at the Institute being crowded with homeless waifs rescued from shuttles. “Who am I to argue with a furry bundle of teeth and claws?”

The familiar brushing of the sharysa from his quarters against his feet was followed a loud purr. “Do we have every one of the creatures on the planet following us now?” Trev reached down and grabbed Piata, settling her on his left side. The black beast on Melina’s shoulder chirped and the two animals wrapped around each other for a moment. “I don’t believe it. We’ve got a menagerie hitching a lift with us. Can we go now?”

“How are we getting off planet? Engines fail when you hit the atmosphere.” Melina stroked her sharysa as they walked, the furry beast purring softly with its nose buried in her hair. Trev was suddenly jealous. He wanted to be the one immersed in her scent, clinging to her softness. Soon, he promised himself. When they docked. He was sure Davis would have an idea or two about greeting Melina properly once aboard the vessel as well.

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Claiming Derryn at Ellora’s Cave

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Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile malfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your remedy.

New Release- Claiming Derryn

I’ve repeated the blurb so many times already, let’s just announce ‘It’s Hereeeee….”

I wrote this story on a whim, back when Samhain had a call for a Space Opera. It exploded out in under two weeks, and that was with me having to get over the shock of the characters shanghaing me and deciding it wasn’t going to be a m/f. Nope, not even an m/f/m. Somewhere — and sometime– I’m going to learn how to direct my characters a little better, but for now all I can say is I’m glad I listened to them. The three of them are a perfect fit.

Melina and Trev were the original couple. I’d been told I needed to get into the action sooner in my stories, so I deliberately tried to step into the midst of the chaos..and it worked. Reunited lovers discovering themselves on opposite sides in a rebellion, and neither can speak honestly without getting someone killed.

Then the second reunion happened. They reach the ship, the Nottingham, and Davis stepped into the picture. I had visions of someone out of ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, a kind of Zalphod Beeblebrox. Davis had other ideas and before I could put up a stop sign he’d not only kissed Melina senseless, he’d planted a big fat juicy one on Trev as well.

And the temperatures started to soar.

Through it all there’s the sharysa. Small furry creatures that breed faster than bunnies and have some fantastic abilities. My tribute to ‘The Trouble with Tribbles’ and Star Trek.

I really enjoyed writing this story, and plan to go back and discover what underlying crisis is brewing in the Space Institute Corporation.

I hope you enjoy it.

Available now from Ellora’s Cave.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile malfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile malfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

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