Hi Romance Junkies readers! I am so thrilled to be blogging here today. How has your new year been so far? I have high hopes for 2009, for my personal life and writing career. Lots of opportunities and changes if I play my cards right.
In April my ninth book, “THE COWBOY WAY” will be released by Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. It’s my third erotic romance with them and I’m very excited about it because it’s my first cowboy romance! I can’t wait for the book cover and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there might be a sexy cowboy wearing chaps on it. Well, a girl can dream can’t she? But no matter, the artists at WCP are very talented and I’m sure to love whatever they come up with.
On top of a new release in April, I’ll be attending the RT Convention in Orlando Florida. Romantic Times Magazine has been around about twenty-five years and this is the first year I’ll be able to make the convention, since it’s literally right down the street from where I live. For those of you who live in Florida it’s at the Wyndam Hotel on International Drive, April 21-25. I’m looking forward to attending workshops, meeting readers and fellow authors, signing books at the autographing event, and of course, attending the famous Mr. Romance competition! They saved the best for last!
Since I’m promoting my next release it only makes sense that I offer you a little blurb and excerpt.
Blurb – Artist Lacey Owens returns home to visit her father after being away for years, and to mend a broken heart. Chase Saunders is the ranch foreman and half owner of the ranch. The attraction between them is instant and intense. Only Chase is determined to ignore the beauty, while Lacey challenges him at every turn.
As the attraction sparks out of control, danger waits around the corner when a excaped convict decides to use Lacey for revenge against her father.
Unedited Excerpt –
“I want to talk to you.”
“Really? And here I thought you stopped to kiss me.” What was she saying? Baiting a man like Chase was dangerous.
There was a long pause. Something flickered in Chase’s eyes. His expression gave nothing away, though. Lacey began to feel nervous again, though for a different reason than the one back at the house.
“The cowboy way, ma’am?” His tone was soft, dangerous, carrying the subtle threat of an unspoken promise.
Lacey swallowed nervously. The cowboy way? That was twice he’d used that expression. She wondered what it meant. An explosion of heat twisted inside her belly, as her imagination ran rampant. Of the two of them locked in a hot, passionate embrace. No longer was Chase’s mouth firm and unyielding, but soft and sensuous. His eyes darkened with smoldering intent. Yet instincts warned Lacey that Chase was just as dangerous now as he had been a moment ago, in anger. She tried to jerk the reins from his hands, suddenly afraid she was about to find out what the cowboy way was.
“Let go.” Misty moved nervously beneath her, obviously sensing her growing panic.
In the blink of an eye his expression changed. “Not until you listen to what I have to say.”
“You can’t bully me, Chase.” The wind blew at her loose hair, and she reached up impatiently to wipe it out of her eyes. “I won’t let you.”
He reared back his head and laughed at her comment. “And how do you propose to stop me? I could do anything I want to you right now and you wouldn’t be able to stop me.”
Lacey tightened her lips in frustration, even while the thought of what that something could be caused a tingle of excitement to zing through her. As his hard mouth curved upwards in a crooked smile that was sexy as sin, she wished she could wipe that arrogant expression off his rugged face. He was so sure of himself. The look in his eyes told her to go ahead and try. Well, she’d taken self defense lessons a few years back and wasn’t as helpless as he thought.
“Then maybe you should have warned me about you, this morning!” She jerked on the reins again, harder this time. When he wouldn’t release them Lacey reached out and slapped him across the cheek. She caught her breath, realizing that a man like Chase might strike back. He didn’t look like the type to turn the other cheek, or ignore a challenge.
Their eyes clashed in silent battle.
Then without warning he reached forward and pulled her from her horse and into his arms. His gaze dropped to her mouth before returning to her eyes. “I think you need to be taught a lesson…”
Hope you enjoyed!