Bookstore L’amour

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Salacious Sale Excerpt

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Olivia tried not to show how desperate she was as she sat down on the loveseat next to Cody and pressed indecently close. If anyone with an ounce of class could see her, she’d be shamed for the rest of her life, but she had to get through to the man somehow. And if that somehow required nakedness and brazen attempts at seduction, then so be it. Olivia had a business, a ranch and a family to save.

So many futures rested squarely on her shoulders.

“See? This is the original building.” She put her fingertip on the faded, blurry photograph and traced the single-room structure.

“I’ve seen this before. My grandfather’s got a tintype of it somewhere around here.”

Olivia leaned in harder, squashing her breast against Cody’s arm. Feeling like she was in over her head, she wished she had more feminine wiles at her disposal, but she wasn’t a hearts and flowers kind of girl. If she ever had been, a lifetime of nose-to-the-grindstone financial struggles had beaten all thoughts of romance out of her.

Her father hadn’t been as successful as she might have implied to Cody. The rest of her forefathers had broken their backs making the family ranch a success, but her father had been raised with too much to appreciate the work that had gone into it. Or perhaps he really was the lazy son of a bitch her mother claimed him to be. Either way, he’d gone through money like their spring welled up with cash, rather than water.

“Your bunkhouse is just as old as the main house,” she whispered. “A little worse for wear, but it was built to last.”

“It doesn’t look like it.” Cody stiffened a little when she inched closer—definitely invading his personal space now—and he glanced down at her with an unreadable glint in his wide-held eyes. “Looks like it’ll fall down any day. Is that what happened to the barn?”

“Eugene tore that down and sold the timber at a premium. You know that sometime in the early Forties Opal O’Neal had the bunkhouse and this home jacked up and new foundations laid for both, right? The storm shelter under that bunkhouse rivals the one at the school.”

“Yes, I knew. Opal had been scared of storms. Grandpa wasn’t fond of them, either. He told me he’d once been caught out in a dust storm that had almost killed him, and after that Opal was bit…paranoid.”

“During the drought.” Olivia nodded and leaned farther over Cody’s lap to swipe her fingertip across the photo adhered to the opposite page of the album. “Before that, the Double O was a working ranch, running cattle and breeding horses, as you can see here.”

Peeking up through her lashes, she watched Cody’s face soften as he looked over the image. A small group of men stood by a handful of horses whose quality couldn’t be hidden by the graininess of the ancient photograph. The beasts held their heads high, a small pack of ferocious-looking dogs lay around their feet and a stream carved a path just behind them.

“That stream was quite the source of tension between our families back in the eighteen-hundreds.” Olivia laughed softly. “I don’t know the whole story, but I do know that Offer O’Neal didn’t pay what was owed to my ancestor. But, eventually, some deal was struck that transferred rights to your family, and horses to mine. We still have the descendants of your forefather’s stallion in our stables.”

“And they need the water too. I get it.” Cody slammed the album shut and tossed it onto the table. Olivia knew he would have jumped to his feet, except her weight kept him pinned to the loveseat cushions. Gripping her shoulders, he half-turned and lifted her off him. “What are you doing?”

She widened her eyes and prayed she looked innocent. “What do you mean?”

“Would you rather just sit on my lap?” he asked scathingly. “I can put my feet up and you can crawl right over me, if you’d prefer.”

Her face felt as if it had caught fire, but she lifted her chin and said, “Yes.”

“What?”

Olivia was no shrinking violet. She’d been raised to go after what she wanted, because Lord knew she wouldn’t get it any other way. Her mother was a strong woman, opinionated and bold, and she’d raised Olivia primarily by herself and in her own image.

She had learned her lessons well. Olivia lifted her chin, pressed closer to Cody in spite of the way he tried to hold her back and nodded. “I’d love to crawl on top of you. It’s been a while since I saw any man worth bothering with, but you’re handsome enough and the guilt in your eyes when you finally paid a visit to Eugene lets me know you regret not being there for him. That’s a mark in your favor.”

Olivia wriggled until Cody’s grip on her arms loosened. Taking quick advantage, she pushed forward and threw her leg over his lap.

He cursed and stiffened, but Olivia ignored him. She was desperate and growing more so as the days went on. Wiggins had been harassing her and it was only a matter of time before he descended on Cody to twist his arm and sucker him into signing his soul away. Olivia had to do something, but the longer she sat on Cody’s lap, the deeper she stared into his eyes and the farther she thrust her fingers into his short, dark curls, the more raw, selfish excitement swept through her.

“Are you serious?” Cody shook his head. “You can’t be serious.”

She’d had hours to think about it. She’d have found a different way to get what she wanted, except that flash of guilt she’d seen in his eyes at the hospital had made this alternative tolerable. Cody was attractive, her body responded to his nearness and he had a spark of compassion inside him. Somewhere beneath his aloofness, hidden under the testiness he’d cloaked himself with earlier, was a good man.

Of course he was. He was Eugene’s grandson, after all, and Eugene had spoken very highly of him.

“I don’t just fuck anybody,” she said. “I look for good people—someone I can respect, at least.”

“Wow. I can’t believe you actually just said that.” Cody closed his eyes while his chest inflated with the breath he took.

“Look. I’m a strong woman. I go after what I want and that’s why I’ve been successful in my business.”

He cracked one eye open. “And you want me to hold on to the water rights.”

“Ideally, I’d rather you gave me the Double O, but that’s your family’s legacy. I wouldn’t sell my ranch, either.”

“So, you’re trying to seduce me into a bargain?”

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COMING SOON

She has no choice but to put it all on the line…

Olivia Raines is trying to make her ranch a commercial success, but the odds—and the town mayor—are against her. Her elderly neighbor is in poor health, so she turns to his grandson for help, determined to use everything at her disposal, risking even her heart, to get the security she needs.

With his grandfather’s medical bills piling up, Creek Bend’s mayor demanding their water rights and Big Oil offering cash on the barrelhead, Cody O’Neal admits that the sale of the Double O seems inevitable.

He has to decide which is worth more—riches, after generations of struggling for prosperity, or love, the only thing the O’Neals have ever gotten right.\

The Double O Saga

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Sexy Author interview questions

Always Sexy Presents Sexy Authors

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* Question #1: Tell us something about yourself that isn’t in your bio

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* Question#2 (Pick 1):

  1. Are your sex scenes based on experience or research?
  2. What’s the hardest part of writing for you?
  3. What are your daily/weekly writing goals? Do you write every day?
  4. Who are your two go-to authors for a great story?
  5. What three authors are the biggest influences in your writing?

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* Question #3: The apocalypse has happened and you could only save your two favorite books. One of them is yours. What are the two books you saved?

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* Sex gone wrong:

Great sex scenes are a wonderful thing, but what if the romantic moment isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Give me a paragraph or two of awful sex between Jack and Jill or Jack and Jim or Jill and Jane, or all of them! Are they getting it on in an uncomfortable spot? Caught in the act by the in-laws? Unable to perform? (Bonus points if you make us laugh!)

* Tease me, Baby! Give me either an image or a short (100 words or less) excerpt from one of your books.

* Author in Progress: What is your WIP about? (Just a quick ‘elevator pitch’)

* Where can we find you? Your new fans want to know!

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This is a super-hot bundle of complete stories, with no cliffhangers and the kindle-melting happy ever afters you love.

This bundle includes:

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Your FREE Gift

As a thank-you gift for signing up for my author newsletter, I’m offering you THREE FREE stories!

 

 

Sydney Harbour Bridge New Year

Resolutions

Teri is finishing her yearly reports while the rest of the office is celebrating New Year’s Eve, until her employee, Chris, stumbles onto the hastily scrawled resolution Teri should have known better than to write down…

Resolutions is the very first story I ever had published.

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Magic Beans

Jack got his hands on the newest pill to hit the streets—Magic Beans. His thievery was going well, until the day he’s caught red-handed, and he gets a fee-fi right up the fo-fum as punishment.

Magic Beans is a sexy retelling of Jack & the Beanstalk, based on the darker versions the story originated with. Jack is certainly no hero…

 

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 A Lover and a Husband

A Gothic tale of adultery and insanity. Annabelle is sent away after catching her husband with another man. Though she’s surprised by his unexpected presence at the moldering castle she’s supposed to call home, the truth revealed in the morning is even more disturbing…

A Lover and a Husband is an erotic homage to Mary Shelley. This is a fantastical tale of science well before its time.

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The Tithe Collector

zahra teaserZahra is addicted to human magic. Sick with craving, charged with a capital crime, and with her sister being held as leverage by the Djinn King, Zahra is forced to join the team as the tithe collector, the one position certain to deepen her addiction.

 

niccolo teaserNiccolo is a vampire who, after failing out of the military, became the lover of his goddess, only to commit an act of adultery that left him handfasted to a bouda shape-shifter and filling the role of enforcer on the team, a position Nic knows he is inadequate to fill.

 

beryl teaserBeryl was the most feared Fae assassin of all time, but she’s been demoted to the team’s investigator. Like Niccolo, she committed an act of adultery, but for Beryl, the punishment is especially humbling, having lost everything she values and forced to work with people she considers lesser beings.

 

wade tWade is the only member of the team honored with his inclusion. He is human, Blessed by the king of gods and exploited for unfathomable purposes. Wade was saved from death and meeting the king of gods has made his faith unshakable—which he’ll need because his mission is to create a viable squad out of the misfits he’s been assigned.

Magic is necessary to all things, but like any other source of power, it can be abused. The king of gods has created a Special Collections Team to deal with illegal magic users, those who break the law set forth by the Council of Five. Being part of the team is not an honor however, but a punishment for the crimes the teammates have committed themselves.

From tragic romance to zealous belief, the Special Collections Team is in over their heads, but still must find a way to be successful in their investigations, pay their penance and learn to work as a team.

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In Santeria & Sorcery, their first case finds them in Miami, where trouble has come to the attention of the Council of Five. A sorcerer is stealing magic to set himself up as a god, but the team is new and each are unused to working well with others. Their personal issues also hinder their investigation—dealing with bloodthirsty boyfriends, jealous fairy kings and a dangerous fallen angel on top of their own emotional deficiencies take a toll.

FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA

 

Changelings & Champions, Book 2

Changelings & Champions

Magic is necessary to all things, but too much of it is sending the emotions of the Dark Fae Court to extremes.

The Fae Nation’s championship boxing match is the highlight of the year, but there’s a chaos-creating surge of energy accompanying every exhibition bout leading up to the main event. With the championship looming, the Special Collections Team is called to Las Vegas to investigate the magical disturbances at the Red Raven casino, the home of the volatile Dark Fae Court.

But the fae are not the only ones affected by the instability. The Dark Court is a hostile environment for the team, dragging them closer to emotional breakdowns and lines drawn in the sand. Dangerous royals, randy revelers and relationship dramas have the Special Collections Team close to folding, until a pair of changelings ups the ante.

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Conjurers & Candy Canes
A Christmas special!

Santa is missing, and the Special Collections team has been called in to find him. While investigating the candy cane factory he disappeared from, two teammates are caught in a conjurer’s trap, and only quick thinking, and a lusty wish, can set them free.

 

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I’m an Excessica Author

Congratulations to me, I’m an Excessican!

I wrote a very, very dark erotic story called My Stranger. It’s the first of at least three stories about stalkers I’m writing, and specifically deals with Stockholm Syndrome, and the types of personalities most susceptible to Stockholm Syndrome.

 

Super-fast Author’s Note:

Stalking is a serious crime. Some estimate that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 14 men will be stalked at some point in their lives, typically before the age of 25. Most people know their stalkers in some way, though it might be just a passing acquaintance who just keeps popping up and trying to build a deeper relationship than you want.

I, myself, have been stalked, and though I have written an entirely fictional, dark erotica novella romanticizing such a situation, IN REALITY, it’s terrifying and if you believe yourself to be a victim of stalking, do not hesitate to inform the authorities and take precautions to ensure your safety.

 

Now, back to my book.

It’s dark and it’s sexy. It involves kinky stuff rarely written about and yes, my main female character builds a pseudo-trust with my male character/antagonist. It’s erotic horror with a dash of suspense thrown in, and I sent it off to Excessica Publishing on the off chance that they would like it.

And they did. Look for My Stranger in June 2015!

 

My Stranger

A dark erotic tale of lust and lies, and a truth more dangerous than the ecstasy she discovers in her stranger’s bed.

 My girlfriend wanted me to have one last fling with a man before we took our relationship to the next level. When my stranger stole me away and gave me pleasure beyond anything I’d ever known, I thought it was all her idea. But my stranger wasn’t what I thought he was.

AJ isn’t ashamed to admit she’s a lover of many things—men, women and various combinations thereof. She’s a free spirit with a rough past that left her with a need to be taken care of, in spite of her trust issues. For the first time in her life, AJ is ready to commit to one person, but her girlfriend isn’t certain that AJ can be faithful and suggests one last fling to make sure she’s ready for a future together.

When AJ feels a man’s strong arms wrap around her in the dark, and hears her girlfriend’s pet name for her fall from his lips, she willingly submits to her stranger—and only finds out how dangerous he is after it’s too late to stop her addiction to the pleasure he teaches her.

Warning: This story is dark erotica and contains situations that may be uncomfortable for certain readers, including Stockholm Syndrome, minor knife play, bondage, anal sex and fisting.

I can’t post the real cover because I don’t own it yet, but here’s a pretty significant hint as to what it will look like

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