Yesterday, Delilah revealed her new cover art, despite fears (or hopes?) that her publisher would spank her. Today, I’m revealing my cover, but there’ll be no spankings, since I’m self-publishing this one. 😦
Chase and Seduction was released through my publisher two years ago, an I’ve just rewritten it, and turned it into the first book of my upcoming trilogy, Hot Country.
What red-blooded woman can resist a sexy country-western singer when he grabs his guitar, resettles his Stetson, and plants those cowboy boots on the stage and sings the words that send chills down our spines?
In the first book, Chase Tanner is after Reno Linden, bent on seduction. She’s a reclusive writer he’s met while filming the screenplay she’s written. The seduction is hot, the love is emotional, and a surprise ending will have you smiling, and maybe shedding a few tears.
The second book, Heart of Steele, has Steele McLairn wondering why Tracy Williams is so damn mad at him. Mad enough to smack him right in the middle of the music video they’re filming together.
Rough Ryder is the third book. When a woman he’s never met holds up a sign at his concert proclaiming Ryder has stolen a song from him, their lives will never be the same again.
Chase and Seduction is with my editors right now, and hopefully I’ll have the book published later this month or early in June. Just in time for your summer reading! Connect with me on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribe to my mailing list to find out when the book is released. I’m starting Heart of Steele next week, and I can’t wait to dig into Steele and Tracy’s story, and add little snippets to update you on what’s happening with Chase and Reno.
Here’s a quick excerpt from Chase and Seduction:
Reno skidded to a halt at the trailer door, her cell phone at her ear.
Chase sat in an upholstered chair, smoking a thick cigar, one booted foot resting on the opposite knee. His hat sat in the middle of the end table, next to the still-lit candle, and she stared at the rare sight of his wavy auburn hair. God, how she wanted to touch it, touch him—all over, all night. A shiver of desire trickled through her.
His gaze pierced her. “Doll, you’re a bit late.” His voice rumbled.
“Reno! What’s going on?” Her friend’s words bellowed from her phone.
“I’m fine, Mitzi. I’ll call you tomorrow.” She hung up, stuck her phone in her pocket, and backed up a step. How was she going to get out of this?
“Whoa there, Miss Reno. You’re going the wrong way.” He set his cigar in the crystal ashtray, planted his feet flat on the floor, and leaned his elbows on his thighs. “Come on in.” Those beautiful blue eyes of his seemed so welcoming.
“I…I don’t mean to be here. I mean, I saw the smoke.”
He grinned. “You came to save me?”
“Yeah. No. I’m…” Scared? Horny? Jumpy? Tempted?
“Yes!” What a relief. He understood her. Evidently, during all the talks they’d shared, he’d been listening to her.
“I’ll admit, I’m puzzled, too.” He narrowed his eyes. “There’s this crazy-strong pull between us, and I want to see where it goes.”
He was right, there was something burning between them, besides the smelly cigar. Was it a flame that would smolder out after one night? She dropped her head and scuffed the turf with her sandal, not sure how to answer him.
“Reno.” He waited until she met his gaze. “I didn’t think you were coming.” His eyes told the story of his disappointment. “And you wouldn’t be here right now if you didn’t think I was trapped in a burning trailer, right?”
Had she been subconsciously working her way over here while she was on the phone? “I don’t know.” She looked at his handsome face. Would it be so terrible to spend a little private time with him? “Maybe I just move a lot slower than you do.”
He perked up, and the look in his eyes turned hopeful. “Listen, it’s been a real ball buster for me, too. There’s something goin’ on with us. Every time I see you, and damn it, when I touch you, it’s—”
“Chase, wait. I think you’re reading more into this than you should.” Her voice quavered slightly and she firmed her resolve. “You know the type of person I am. I’m not interested in one night, and you’re not the type to offer more.” So there they were, staring at each other, waiting for the other to make a concession.
He shook his head. “You still think I…” He ran a hand through his hair. “Aw, hell, you aren’t coming in, are you.”
“I don’t think I should.” What she should do was back up a step, then another, then turn and run as if prairie fire licked at her heels. What she wanted, though, was just a few more minutes with him. To soak him in and let his desire fill every inch of her.
“Just…come and sit with me. Have a beer. Let’s talk.”
No. If she stepped foot in that trailer, she’d become a victim of her own lust, and neither of them would be coming out until they did everything she’d been dreaming of. Her voice wouldn’t work, so she shook her head.
He must have recognized the wistfulness in her eyes, because he stood and walked to the edge of the two steps leading into his RV. “Reno, I can be a gentleman.” He put one booted foot on the step and reached out his hand.
Mitzi’s voice echoed in her head—Do it. Do it twice. She wasn’t that brave. She glanced up at him, and in an instant…
His brow furrowed, his jaw clenched, and he stood frozen, waiting for her decision. The look in his eyes startled her: pleading, unsure, and it darn near charmed the shorts off her. It drew her in completely, made her breath catch in her throat, and her blood run hot. He didn’t just want her, he needed her.
Maybe she’d misjudged him. She just assumed from the movie set gossip that he was wild, but she hadn’t seen him with any women on the studio lot, or at their hotel, or at any of the parties. He’d been attentive only to her. Oh, God, was he falling for her, just as she’d already fallen for him?
She stepped forward and put her hand in his. Lightning shot up her arm and all the way down into her pussy as she let him tug her up the steps and into his life.
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Have a great day!
“Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied”
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