Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I loved spending time with my nieces and nephews. They’re such a cute bunch of kiddos! We also had our son’s sixth-grade winter band concert. Those kids have come such a long way in two years of practicing!
Last month’s winer was Sue Cox! Congratulations, Sue! You won a selection of Beaumont Heirs books in print, plus bonus goodies! Send your snail-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org!
From Dec. 1st through the 12th, a fun bunch of Desire authors are all joining together for the #12DaysofDesire. Follow the hashtag on Twitter and check out the Harlequin Desire Authors page on Facebook for more details! I’m giving away five copies of Rich Rancher for Christmas and a grand prize is a bunch of books, earrings worth $25 dollars and other fun holiday goodies! So enter to win!
It’s that time again, when I have (yet) another book out! Rich Rancher for Christmas is the last one for the year–which means that 2016 had five Desires (His Forever Family, A Surprise for the Sheikh, Claimed by the Cowboy, His Illegitimate Heir and Rich Rancher for Christmas), one Superromance (One Rodeo Season), one Carina (Crushing on the Cowboy) and one self-pubbed novella (The Christmas Pony)! Whew! No wonder I’m tired!
Here’s the blurb for Rich Rancher for Christmas:
A wealthy cowboy in her stocking…
CJ Wesley values his privacy more than anything. If TV news star Natalie Baker reveals he’s really a Beaumont heir, the media will go wild. That’s when a surprise snowstorm strands the beautiful reporter in his house—and in his bed. Soon he’ll learn how much she’s discovered…and how much he wants her.
CJ defies Natalie’s expectations. The gruff, sexy cowboy knows how to heat up a snowbound cabin and make Christmas magical. Exposing the elusive Beaumont brother will save her job—but only at the price of their passionate connection. It’s a holiday dilemma…but will the right choice lead to forever?
Rich Rancher for Christmas is part of The Beaumont Heirs series.
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And because I always save the very best excerpts for you guys, here’s an exclusive peek!
He was so hard with desire that it was now physically painful—but it had been worth it. Real or not, her breasts were fabulous and watching her come?
had been honest. It had been one of the most exciting things in his entire life. He had rendered her speechless and that made him feel good.
Her hand brushed over his throbbing dick and that shattered the last of his self-control.
He swept her legs out from under her and got the door to his room open. Then they were falling into bed, a tangled mass of arms and legs. He stripped her down to her panties and then down to nothing at all. He wanted to take his time—but he didn’t have any more time to take. This wasn’t a thinking thing. They had blown past seduction and there was no turning back.
“Oh, CJ,” she whispered when she finally freed him. He sprang to full attention and when her hands closed around him, he almost lost it. Because she was stroking him and he wasn’t this strong.
“Babe, now,” he said, forcing himself to pull away and reach for the bedside table. The condoms were probably still good even though it’d been a while. “How do you like it?”
A look of confusion temporarily blotted out the desire on her face. He had to wonder if anyone had ever asked her that. She needed better friends.
“I liked it when you played with my breasts,” she said, her eyes wide as he rolled on the condom.
“Then you can be on top.” And he’d have full access to her. He’d nearly made her come just by playing with her nipples—how much would she shatter if he did that while he was making love to her?
She straddled him. There was nothing slow or gentle about either of their movements. She guided him to her opening and he tweaked her nipples as he thrust into her and it was better than good. The way she surrounded him, all warm wetness? The way she tasted in his mouth? The little noises she made as he pulled her apart so he could drive up harder? He couldn’t even call it great because it was so much better than that.
He surrendered himself to her completely. Her pleasure was all his as she took him in and took him deeper. He filled his hands with her, stroking and sucking, licking and biting until she threw back her head and shuddered. He grabbed her by the hips and drove up into her, letting go as the climax tore through his body.
She collapsed down on him. They were breathing hard and a sheen of sweat covered them. “God, Natalie,” he murmured as he lifted her off of him and slid her into the crook of his arm. He got rid of the condom and then pulled the covers up over them.
She was quiet and he wasn’t sure if that was a good thing or not. He hoped he hadn’t been too rusty for her.
“Stay with me,” he said. “Stay with me for Christmas. Stay as long as you like.”
She was quiet for a little while longer. “I can’t. I wish I could but…”
It wasn’t like her answer was a surprise or anything. Winters on the ranch were long—but they didn’t last all year. And besides, eventually she’d get tired of his life. She’d want to go back to the comforts and conveniences of living in a big city instead of the isolation and hard work that went with ranching.
He accepted that. But what would happen when she left? It’d taken her less than four days to wind up in his bed. If she stayed through the New Year, how long would it take her to wind up in his heart?
Just like anything else with her, there was a risk. But apparently, it was one he was going to take, common sense be damned.
“I doubt the snow is going to melt before New Year’s Eve.”
She propped herself up on her elbows and stared down at him, a strange mix of emotions playing out on her face. “And you’d be okay with that?”
What kind of question was that? Especially considering that they were lying nude in each other’s arms?
He rolled into her, trapping her body underneath his. Even that simple movement made him hard again because he could feel the weight of her breasts underneath him and her legs sliding around his. He began to thrust slowly, dragging his erection over the outer folds of her sex.
“I want you,” he told her as he grabbed her hands and pinned them by the side of her head. “I’m tired of fighting it. I want .”
“I’m not good enough for you,” she whispered even as she began to writhe underneath him as he made contact with her over and over again. “I ruin everything.”
“That’s a lie,” he told her. “Whoever told you that was lying.” He let go of her long enough to fish another condom off the bedside table and roll it on. Then he positioned himself against her and, with one hard thrust, buried himself deep in her body. “You good for me and I want you just the way you are.”
And if he couldn’t make her believe his words, by God, he was going to make her believe his actions. As he buried himself inside her, thrust after thrust, he showed her. He wanted her. Just her.
WHEW! I do always save the best for you all. 🙂
Okay! This month, in addition to the #12DaysofDesire, I’m also giving away my entire print backlist from this year–that’s a lot of books! Just leave a comment below telling me one of your holiday movie traditions. We always watch Muppet Christmas Carol, but I think this year our son is old enough for Scrooged, too. But I’m always looking for a new story to tell!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!