Well hello. Happy New Year! Time to share resolutions for 2014. But first–my new cover art for Cerise Amour, the next title in my Unlikely Gentlemen series. (Cover by Booknibbles.com).
Chary: cautiously careful; wary; shy; timid; particular; choosy; sparing; frugal—Cerise Fitzwilliam has built a life following these principles and casts every one of them aside, faking her own death to save the only man she’s ever loved.
Jebediah Carter is sick, maybe dying. Someone has been slowly poisoning him and the only person he really trusts for help is the wife he couldn’t convince to stay with him years before.
In the intimate salons of Paris, passion simmers between them as Cerise nurses her husband back to health. Reluctantly they plan their return to Texas where they’ll face outraged friends and family–and a murderer they’ve left behind.
Cerise stretched her long limbs, enjoying the feel of silk sheets caressing her naked body. She’d retired the night before wearing a sleeping gown, which, as usual had been discarded. Without looking, she knew it lay on the floor next to the bed—on his side. Her foot mistakenly, or perhaps not so accidentally, skated down his calf and his breathing changed from a rumbling snore to a growl.
In one fluid movement he surrounded her, pulling her back tight against his chest. Even though he emitted more heat then the smelting furnaces they’d viewed in Luxemburg, Cerise shivered.
“What is it, sweetheart?” He knew her so well he didn’t interpret her touch as intended seduction. Nevertheless, his arousal prodded her bottom and she wasn’t immune from its charm.
“I don’t like being dead,” she whispered, sounding forlorn even to her own ears.
“Nor I,” he agreed. “We’ll have to face the music soon enough. For now, let’s enjoy this last respite from responsibility.” One of his big palms slid south to her belly, then lower.
“We need to plan.” But she found it impossible to think logically as her husband nuzzled her neck and rendered her senseless to everything but pleasure… continued in Dreamcatcher eZine.
And if your looking for new authors, great books, and a gazillion give-aways, check out the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” blog hop starting at midnight tonight.
Leave a comment and tell one thing you’ve determined to change in 2014. Tomorrow, I’ll draw a name and give away a digital set of River’s Edge and Outrageous Pride, Books I & II in my Unlikely Gentlemen series.
And now about those pesky good intentions we all start the year with…