Having released three stories in the first six months this year–River’s Edge, the first book in my Unlikely Gentlemen series, and two Eclipse Heat McCallister bounty hunting adventures–Wolf’s Tender and Trouble In Disguise–I’m brain-fried and ready for some R&R at the best place I know for a little down time…
While I was packing to leave, the UPS man delivered a treat from Ellora’s Cave Publishing.
Is this cool or what? Five Card Stud, Sam McCallister’s story, is now available in print as well as ebook @
Five Card Stud
When bounty hunter Sam McCallister sees Eden Pace playing poker for the first time, he loses all interest in the cards; instead, the thought of playing stud with the lady gambler stirs his cock to life. Eden’s the prettiest woman and the best card sharp Sam’s ever met. Sam discovers Eden’s got a price on her head and decides his bed is the safest place for her.
Eden’s doing her own outlaw hunting. She’s on the trail of the man who murdered her husband and the bounty hunter is in her way. She’d like nothing more than to give into the carnal pleasures Sam offers but she has to free herself from this hardheaded, softhearted McCallister in time to catch a killer.
Sam watched Eden kneel beside the shimmering bubbles as she tested the water—expecting, he was sure, to find it frigid. Instead, he knew heat pulsed under her touch, water as warm as the bath she’d taken in Wichita Falls.
“Are we in for the night?” she asked without taking her eyes off the pool.
“Yep.” His one-word answer seemed to be enough this time.
“What do you plan to do with me?” Eden asked over her shoulder as she disrobed. Sam could see that she didn’t intend to play shy around him. That was good, because if she was waiting for him to look away, she’d be an old woman when she gave up.
“Plenty.” He worked the one word through lips almost as stiff as his cock. She was a sight to see and she knew it, standing there flaunting her wares at him.
“All right,” she huffed. Her words were filled with irritation as she stepped out of dress and chemise in one fluid motion. “Is that what this is about?” She sounded genuinely surprised when she asked, “You’re not interested in the bounty?”
Eden turned to face him as she gathered her long mane of hair, re-pinning it on top of her head. She stood naked on the rim of the rock pool, surrounded by torchlight.
Jesus, the woman’s trying to kill me. Savoring the creamy skin covering her slender curves, he followed the lift of her arm and watched her rounded breast tilt upward. Licking lips suddenly gone dry, Sam let his eyes center on the patch of dark curls at the V of her thighs.
“You were on the top of my wanted list as soon as I set eyes on you. Handbill or not, I’d have claimed you,” he admitted gruffly.
“Ohhh…this is wonderful.” Eden walked around the hot spring and followed the ancient steps down into the pool. Her soft moan of pleasure echoed in the cave.
His voice sounded pretty rough to his own ears when he called over to her, “You plannin’ on fuckin’ me senseless again so you can escape?”
Her laughter bounced off the walls, followed by her answer. “Yes.”
If there was one thing Sam enjoyed more than the chase, it was the challenge of keeping the prey once caught.
“Give me a minute to get us settled for the night, pretty lady. Then you can commence your getaway attempt.”