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“I’m not a one-night stand yet, but I have high hopes.”

9 Aug

high hopes

Sylvie made her way into the kitchen, where the aroma of food lured her like Hansel and Gretel. She zeroed in a mountain of ribs stacked high on a silver platter resting on the soapstone counter top. Yum. She’d attended too many stuffy charity events lately where caviar was a staple on the menu.  She just couldn’t resist some good old-fashioned hog. She grabbed a Styrofoam plate, loaded it up, and plopped onto a bar stool perched at the counter.

That was where Ace found her moments later—happily munching on spare ribs that practically fell off the bone.

“Mmm, can I get some of those,” he teased.

“There’s more over there,” she motioned toward the platter.

“I don’t want a lot, just a sample.”

The tone of his voice indicated he wasn’t referring to the food.

She grinned as he sidled up to her. Charmingly predictable. There must be some rule about eating ribs with a bare chested hunk in the host’s kitchen. She licked the thick flavorful sauce from her fingers. “Too bad,” she taunted. “You’ll have to find your own sample.”

Quicker than she could blink, Ace closed in on her and grasped her wrists. She watched, mesmerized as he licked the barbeque sauce from her fingers. His mouth was hot. His tongue, nothing short of talented.

Sparks of desire blasted through her. If this was the foreplay, she had to admit, she was damned ready to taste the main course. As Ace sucked and nibbled, heat pooled between her legs. Jeez, she would never eat ribs again without thinking of this moment.

A throat cleared in the background. “You know we have hand soap for that.”

Sylvie’s head whipped around to see an older woman walking toward the stainless steel Sub Zero refrigerator. Oh, God! Tyrek’s mom. How embarrassing.

“Uh, Mrs. Powers, were just…”

“Um hmm. I know what y’all were just…doing,” the shrewd matriarch admonished. “You and your boyfriend need to go find a room.”

Ace grinned. Sylvie wriggled free and shoved at his chest, not caring if she got remnants of the sticky sauce on his firm pecs.

“He’s not my boyfriend.”

“Oh, really?” Mrs. Powers opened a drawer on the fridge and lifted a tray of pre-prepared shish-ka-bobs out. “So, he’s just a one night stand, huh?”

Sylvie’s jaw dropped. She was so shocked she couldn’t say anything. The woman had no idea of how close she’d come to the truth.

Ace drawled. “I’m not a one-night stand, yet ma’am. But I have high hopes.”

 

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Why My Resolutions Fail

29 Dec

Everybody always likes to predict what they will do for the next year. I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. If I want to change something in my life, I just do it.  I don’t wait.  What’s that saying? There’s no time like the present.

So, instead of telling you my plans for next year, let me recap all the stuff I did in 2012. Honey, let me tell you, I’ve been a busy little bee!  If 2013 starts off like 2012, I may have to ask Santa for my very own clone.

Here it goes:

  • Jan 2012-Nov 2012 – Interviewed fabulous romance authors on my Internet Radio Show, The Chanta Rand Show
  • March 2012 – Published my futuristic romance, YOU’VE GOT MALE!
  • April 2012 – Attended the 2012 Romance Slam Jam in Little Rock, AR where I received an award for Debut Author of the Year
  • Aug 2012 – Published my romantic suspense, DELAY OF GAME
  • Aug 2012 – Hosted on Long & Short Reviews Anniversary Blog fest (check out my article, Fifty Shades of Blue)
  • Aug 2012 – Interviewed by author Diane Kelly on the Killer Fiction Blog
  • Oct. 2012 – Hosted six romance authors for a week-long blog tour on ChantaRandBlog.com
  • Oct 2012 – Published my short story, BRO-MANCE 101
  • Nov 2012 – Undercover Monday Promo
  • Dec 2012 – Guest on KIX 96 Radio with Kimberly Kaye (Click here to hear my interview)

I’d like to do more promotion, but I’m busy doing what I do best–writing.  My husband just told me it would be cruel and unusual punishment if I didn’t give readers a glimpse into my future.  The problem with writing all of my goals down is that I actually have to attempt to accomplish them.  So, here is my plan for next year.  If it happens great, if not, get over it.

My projects for 2013

  • January 9, 2013 – Debuting on Romancing the Jock Blog
  • March 2013 – Goddess
  • May 2013 – Attending 2013 Romance Slam Jam in Milwaukee, WI
  • Aug 2013 – Scheduled to publish STEEL IN LOVE, (3-Quel to The Highest Bidder)
  • November 2013 – Scheduled to publish THIEF OF HEARTS (Historical Romance)

You can check out all of my hard work anytime. I’m on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

BROMANCE 101 COVER

Come Get Your KIX With Me!

28 Nov

I’ll be chatting live on the radio with Kimberly Kaye, host of 96 KIX Radio.  I’m honored to be the Author of the Week this Thursday, November 29th.  Make sure to tune in at 1 PM CST. You won’t want to miss this as I talk about my sizzling hot new romance, DELAY OF GAME.  This book has murder, mystery, and of course, lots of steamy romance!

And for you sports lovers, you’ll get to learn more about Romancing the Jock, a new blog I’m featured on along with a host of other talented authors who love writing about sports and romance.

To listen, click on the link below:

http://chantarand.com/

Check out the book trailer

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