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Snippet Saturday-is this a...date?

Those awkward moments when we’re not sure…if this a date, or not? Here’s a snippet from a scene that is a date, but not the kind she expected. Soul Deep.

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Waiting for his life partner has been difficult. Convincing her that she’s a part of an ancient Atlantis coupling is going to be harder. Luckily, Dylan Finbar’s had plenty of time to develop the patience and the persistence to outlast her protests.

Rachel Hart’s as mesmerized by the young visiting history professor as the rest of the student population. Only, she’s the one that makes his heart complete. Anam Seis, Soul Mates. Can she accept that the attraction between them has been centuries in the making and her potential lover wants not only her body but her soul?

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The slip of paper in the CD case caught her eye and she reached for it slowly, almost afraid whatever it contained would be enough to break her tentative hold on reality.

Farthest bench at Harbor Park overlooking the water. Ten-thirty p.m.

Rachel closed her eyes as a shot of pain raced through her. The bench. Her retreat from the world during the dark days of her brother’s illness and death. A personal place she still returned to once a month.

How did Dylan know about the bench? Her confusion shifted and something deep inside broke apart. How dare he do this to her? She was so close to completing this stage of her life and moving on and this joker thought it was funny to play games with her?

Anger worked, she decided as she threw the case across the room. He wanted to meet her, did he? Thought he was some kind of merman or sea-god?

Rachel pulled a thick sweater over her head and thrust her feet into her shoes. Mr. Dylan Finbar might look like a god, but she was ready to do a little god–slaying tonight. Damned if he would get away with taking advantage of her and excuse it on mystical destinies. A good old case of lust, that’s all that happened in the lecture room. Crap. She needed to keep her fantasizing to truly available men. Not professors who claimed to be thousands of years old.

Bastard.

She stormed out of her apartment intent on telling him what she thought of his sense of humor. He’d better have a damn good explanation for himself or he’d find himself lacking the equipment to get involved in any more post-lecture seductions.

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He watched.

Rachel arrived a little late, pounding along the path ready to duel with whoever waited for her. She plopped down, her gaze darting back and forth on the path as if she expected him to pop out and surprise her.

Surprise her he would.

Dylan swam forward quickly, blanketing the area with the siren’s call. This time he deliberately sent it out in reverse. Instead of attracting visitors, no one would take this section of path, no one would disturb them as they talked.

It wouldn’t affect Rachel. Their proximity to each other only heightened their natural urges. The siren’s message was to warn others off so no one would interrupt them if he happened to get distracted for a few minutes by his need to taste her again. This afternoon had not been enough, merely stoking his fire with desire for his partner. His Anam Seis, soul mate.

As his shoulders broke the surface of the water Rachel stilled, her body tightening and pressing back into the hardwood bench. Her seductive scent drew him forward, the emotions surrounding her pitching into him hard and fast like one hundred and twenty proof liquor. Her anger, her fear. Her lust. She wanted to strangle him but she also wanted him. Her body sang to him and drove his passion higher.

It was a very good thing no others remained on the path because he was definitely touching her again. Now.

He paced up the beach to stand dripping wet before her as she rose to her feet. Her gaze seemed centered on his groin. As he approached, his arousal grew with every step until she jerked her eyes away, blushing furiously. He grinned. She made his body ache and the proof was there, unmistakable.

“Stop. Are you insane?” she hissed. Her head whipped from side to side as she yanked off her sweater and thrust it at him, keeping her eyes averted from his body. “Here, cover up. Where are your clothes? You’re going to get arrested for indecent exposure.”

“Good evening to you too, Rachel.” He chuckled. “I take it your afternoon went well and you enjoyed your reading assignment?” The flash of indignation in her eyes made him smile. A feisty one, his mate. He could hardly wait to take her home, where they could truly enjoy each other’s company. He thanked the gods for their wisdom because he would never have enjoyed a simpering weak woman as a life mate. This one would keep him hopping.

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Soul Deep is available at Amazon

I pleased to be able to tell you that the short story Soul Deep is finally available at a few more booksellers. I know some people dislike shopping at a publishers bookstore, prefering to be able to get a variety of publishers at places like Fictionwise, or Books on Board.

Well, Soul Deep is now out at a few new places, including Amazon. It’s a short, HAWT read, available for about $2.00, so if you’re looking for a quick, steamy story, here’s your chance.

Funny story about this book-it’s the second thing I had published, and when I wrote it, I hadn’t read a ton of erotic romance. In fact, I hadn’t found Lora Leigh yet. Imagine my surprise to find out LATER that she has a ‘Soul Deep’ as well. :headdesk:

Here’s a little teaser:

“Dreamy doesn’t even begin to define him.” One girl sighed in admiration, staring openly.

“Aren’t Associate Professors all old and brittle?” another asked. “I might have to change my major if he’s going to stick around for any length of time.”

Rachel ducked her chin to hide her smile as she slipped through the ogling crowd of females waiting at the door of the lecture theater. The prof was pretty damn hot but that didn’t mean she would act like a prepubescent child with a Teen Beat magazine crush. Nope, instead she admired him from a nice safe distance, center seat, center row. Far enough back that the “Indiana Jones eyelash batting girls” sat in front of her and far enough forward the usual group of “Daddy’s paying for this and I don’t want to be here” students sat behind.

Perfect distance to hear clearly, see clearly and drool to her heart’s content with no one the wiser. No one to know her panties grew soaking wet by the end of every damn class.

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Having a Heat Wave

Perhaps it’s appropriate that this week with the release of Tidal Wave my home town is finally experiencing summer. Glorious, sunshiny, HOT summer. The forecast calls for 35+ Celsius all week.

I’ve floated down the river, been to the beach, the pool and the rope swing under the railroad tracks. I’ve breathed a huge sigh of relief I got all my tasks done before Tuesday and just been relaxing.

In the next couple of days I’m planning on getting back into the swing of things with writing. Celebrating a release is fun, but writing is exciting as well. And maybe that’s the best part of all this year–I’m discovering I still find joy in every part of the journey.

Thanks again to those who have written to tell me they enjoyed Tidal Wave. It’s #4 at MB&M!! WooHOO!!

I am guest blogging today at Embrace the Shadows, a fabulous group of Paranormal Romance lovers. I also got word that You Gotta Read reviewed Soul Deep, my short story with Noble Publishing. Nice feedback!

Hopefully by the end of the week I’ll have other things to report in terms of moving ahead with new works. For now, the sunshine and the beach are calling.

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Snippet Saturday


Theme today: Prologues. From Soul Deep

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He watched.

The water shifted gently above where Dylan lay hidden in the shallows, the surface of the ocean calm tonight, revealing Rachel’s face clearly. Her smooth skin glowed in the moon’s reflected light, her russet hair turned darker and richer under the pale glow. The sadness in her eyes tugged at his heart, just as her beauty tugged at his body.

His groin ached.

Her scent dissipated between air and water but everything else about her beckoned him. A pulsing need rocked through him that thickened his cock, readied his body to take her. She belonged with him and he would not be denied for much longer. The time for waiting drew to an end; the time for action approached and he reveled in the thought.

His heart pounded.

For so long, ‘patience’ had been his watchword, and he’d satisfied himself with hidden glances and distant surveillance. But now situations changed and aligned in his favor. The seasons. The waters. Rachel shifted on the park bench and his gaze traced her long limbs, the short skirt pulled askew as she relaxed and stared over the water. Over his domain.

His smile widened.

Dylan blew a final kiss in her direction before turning and swimming away, his thoughts full with the next steps in preparing her for her rightful place. By his side.

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Rachel gazed at the water, mesmerized by the moon’s dancing reflection as it rose above the harbor. Its light shone brighter than the lights of the city skyline across the bay. Through the whole heart-wrenching sickness and loss of her brother the only constant she had experienced was the peace that surrounded her when she spent time near the ocean. Robert was gone, had left this world today, and yet she lived. He no longer suffered; instead, she suffered for him.

She stood and threw the last of the small stones she’d gathered during her walk to her favorite bench. She started this ritual as a coping strategy several weeks ago. One night, before she’d kissed her brother farewell, he’d whispered his plan to her. He wanted her to concentrate on the good times, the experiences they’d shared that would remain in her heart and mind long after he’d gone. Gather eight skipping stones every day, he’d told her, and think of one good memory for every jump each stone makes across the water. Walking to the bench to unwind that night, she discovered a pile of perfectly oval stones lying along the path. Intrigued, she’d paused, and when she counted them her breathe caught in her throat. There were exactly eight stones. The coincidence had shocked her. Thrilled her. Confused her already overtaxed heart and mind but she’d accepted it as a gift, or a sign. From whom and for what reason she didn’t know but the stones became a part of the journey through Robert’s illness and now . . . .

Now, a part of her journey alone, beyond his death.

She watched and counted carefully as the final stone skipped lazily, striking the water’s surface five times before dropping beneath the waves.

“For the time you sang with your ear buds in and didn’t realize how rotten you sounded.” Rachel whispered. “For the time you thought you’d remembered everything you needed and still came back inside the house to fetch the sunglasses that were on your head. For the time you gave me a ride home when you wanted to stay and party.” Good memories from her twenty-six years with him. Memories that made her smile. She took a deep breath. Two more things, the skipping stone called for two more shared memories before she left.

She finished the ritual, each word easing a little of the pain, releasing a tiny bit of the cold that had sunk deep into her soul as she fought to stay strong for him. Brushing the dirt off her fingers, she stepped toward the water and dipped a hand in. Ripples spread from the shore and Rachel smiled.

It still hurt but she would move on. School, friends. So much to experience that he never would and she had promised to live life to its fullest. Take the opportunities presented to her, no matter how challenging or unpredictable.

Casting one final glance at the gently waving water, and the city lights’ sparkling in reflection, Rachel gathered her things and walked away.

Soul Deep Available from Noble Romance Publishing

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First Paragraphs

My writer friends and I were chatting and the topic of story endings arose. Which led to story beginnings. So here’s a selection of the first paragraphs of some of my stories. Can you guess which story they’re from?

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1.
“Damn, are you sure you can’t last a little longer, Jaxi?” Travis looked away, but not before she’d spotted the disappointment in his eyes. The annoyance.
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2.
Cupid sneezed violently and fell back onto his pillow exhausted. “There’s no bloody way I can make the party, Claire. I swear the top of my head is coming off and my eyes are watering so much I can’t see to aim the arrows in the first place. I’m sorry, but you’ll just have to have a regular Valentine’s Day celebration without me.”
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3.
6450 calories stared up at Robyn.
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4.
“Gram, where do you keep the rice?” Alexia rummaged through another cupboard in frustration. “Gram?”
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5.
He watched.
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6.
The information was up on Wikipedia for a full two hours before a security checker (third class) caught it and frantically edited the entry that provided the complete location and access codes for all the gateways to Fae.
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7.
September, Whistler, British Columbia
The Whistler pack house was crowded after dinner, with small groups gathered around the room talking amongst themselves. Conversations quieted for a moment as laughter burst out from where the Alpha and his cronies sat in the prime seats before the huge stone fireplace. An icy warning trickled up her spine, and Missy gave up on the discussion in front of her. She rose from her chair and headed quietly toward the exit.
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8.
So that’s where the bastard had gone.

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9.
The scent of cinnamon and fresh coffee rushed to greet him as Ryan Claymore yanked the door open with more force than necessary. It might be the most talked about coffee shop in the county, but it was fucking hard to find, and only minutes remained until his meeting was scheduled to begin.
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Grin. Have fun!

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men 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 dysfunction 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 drug.

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