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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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Ready to DUKE it out?

16 Dec



Yesterday, my historical romance, Rise of a Queen was profiled on a Year Without a Duke. This site profiles “romantic adventures outside the Regency.” In other words, it’s for people like me who are sick of reading historical romances about dukes and duchesses. No disrespect to the hardworking authors who write in this genre, but if I have to read one more line about Lady this, or Lord that, I think I might throw up in my reticule.

In the spirit of Year Without a Duke, I’ve also decided to profile the historical books I’ve read and enjoyed over the years. They cover everything from ancient civilizations to the wild west to war-torn Europe. I’m starting with my book, Rise of Queen. Yes, I’m a selfish biatch sometimes. But since it’s my blog, I’m going first. If you like it, drop me a line and let me know. You can also review a full excerpt on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Rise of a Queen – A medieval African romance set in 1061 AD. Start reading here.


26 Sep


I can’t believe it’s officially fall. Normally, I hate fall because it signals the end of the year. I don’t like endings. I like beginnings and fresh starts. That’s why I like sunrises, and not sunsets. I think spring and summer are filled with so much promise. Fall and winter…not so much. At any rate, I’m learning to embrace fall with the help of my Sexy Scribbler friends. Twelve talented and bestselling authors who are revolutionizing the literary world. Well, not really. But we are compiling a fall box set for 2016. So, stay tuned for more details.

To wrap up my year, I’ll be rounding it out with a blog tour. A shout out to all of the wonderful authors who are hosting me. Also, I couldn’t have done this without the help of Crystal. She’s awesome! Check out the tour schedule below. If you want to sign up for the Rafflecopter grand prize, visit Reviews by Crystal

In the meantime, happy pumpkin hunting or leave raking, or whatever it is you fall lovers do.

P.S. The title of this blog has nothing to do with this post. It’s just that I hate blogging, too. But a smart author once told me the key to a successful blog is in the title. So, I figured everyone loves a cowboy. And what woman can resist a cupcake? So, I put them both together, and viola!

Tune in next week for “Kitten Surfs 40-foot Wave in Australia.”


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ELF The Reading Addict
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September 28
Vicki Batman

September 29
Fictional Rendezvous

September 30
Rae’s Books and Recipes

October 1
Crystal Chaotic Confessions
Tina Gayle

October 2
Jessie Clever

October 6
Verna Loves Books

October 21
Thoughts in Progress

October 30
Romancing the Readers

November 1
Dawn’s Book Nook

November 2
Alisha Robinson

November 3
Kate Hill

November 18
Kam’s Place

November 19
Nicole’s Book Musings

December 4
Romance Lives Forever


11 May


Welcome to another installment of Marvelous Mondays. Today, I’m showcasing the work of talented author, Lena Hart. Her sexy book, His Bedpost Queen is one of the 10 scintillating stories featured in the SHADES OF DESIRE box set.

I know what you’re thinking: This box set gets better every week! 10 authors. 10 stories. 99 cents. How do they do it? Raw talent, ladies! In case you missed Lena on Read You Later, a blogtalk radio show hosted by LaSheera Lee, she talked about His Bedpost Queen.

You can read the excerpt here, and I guarantee, once you do, you’ll be picking up SHADES OF DESIRE.


Athena Lewis has a sharp mind and an even sharper attitude. Except when it comes to “Davie,” the only man who’s ever truly made her feel safe. Yet to protect the only family she has left, she must embark on a mission that goes against everything she believes in, and that includes using the last trick she has left. Her body.


Even in the limited lighting, he could make out the swells of her large breasts spilling from her black, laced-trimmed bra. With her lush curves silhouetted against the white sheets, it was hard for him to focus anywhere else. He glanced further down and noticed the piece of silk masquerading as panties, barely covering her very sexy lady parts. The visual came complete with shapely thighs covered in long, black thigh-highs. His cock stirred at the display before him.

She was sexy.

But she didn’t move. She didn’t say anything. She just sat there, perched on the bed like an erotic dream—or sexy offering. He couldn’t decide which, but he would be lying if he pretended he didn’t want to sample.

While he continued to stare down at her in all her lush glory, she grabbed the sheet to cover herself.

But he was quicker.

He jerked it from her hands and tossed it to the end of the bed. She swept her bangs aside, and he caught a glimpse of irritation in her beautiful, deep-set eyes. He would have laughed then had her escorted out if he hadn’t been so intrigued.


The unexpected command jarred him from his fascinated trance. Or rather, her husky voice did. It was low with a light rasp to it. Incredibly sexy…

“Stop what?” He stifled a groan, mentally shaking his head at himself. One word and she had him asking stupid questions. He should be demanding who the hell she was.

“Stop staring at me.”

David raised an eyebrow. She apparently didn’t know where she was. Or whohe was.

“Sweetheart,” he drawled. “You’re in my bed. I plan to do more than just stare.”

Damn! I know you need a glass of ice water after reading that. Available now. SHADES OF DESIRE at an online retailer near you.