Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Updated Sched

I updated my (tentative) 2014 schedule, finally!!  

A Fighting Chance in February. You already know the premise so I'm not going to give you the rundown again. 

Fuel in May. Female POV. Drug trafficking. Brazil. A love interest who might be a cold-blooded killer. Fun times.

Breathlessly in December. This is Abel's book. And probably my last foray into contemporary romance for a very long time.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Fighting Chance --- "But" -Tuesday teaser

 A Fighting Chance won't be out until next year (Feb), and this will probably be the last teaser until after Christmas, but I'll post some fun stuff about Jesse and Drew: dream cast, inspiration, why I love underground fighting, my take on fictional violence ('cause it's here aplenty lol), etc. Anyway, here's the (unedited) teaser:
The two of us are still carrying on the same silence from before. There's no radio playing and barely an audible exhale. But it’s hardly cold and empty silence. The Mexican heat is permeating the car and kindling a strange energy between us. The air in here is churning with something.

Something flammable, something volatile.

I can feel it beneath my skin. In my lungs. In my blood. 
“You’ll be happy in Glory,” I say finally. “You will make a great life there for yourself with Buck, even without your parents’ help. You’ll probably end up with that job you want. You will put this behind you and never have to think about it again. And that’s why letting you go is the best idea…” I swerve into a U-turn, angering every driver in the vicinity, as I pull off to the side of the road. I get out of the car, run around to the other side and open her door. But...  
What comes after the "but"??????? We all know it's the most important part of the sentence!! LOL Of course I would leave you hanging in the middle of dialogue! You'll just have to wait and see. ;)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Fighting Chance -- "Scare"

“Sometimes, I think...we’re only for each other…”
“Shit...” she whispers.
“Doesn’t that scare you?”
“Yeah, it does…”
“Good. Because I swear to God, Jess, I’m either going to love you until I die or loving you is actually going to kill me. And both of those options scare the shit out of me.”

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Fighting Chance teaser (unedited)

“Will you say yes now?”
Her lips hum across my cheek and stop at the corner of my mouth. “I’m saying it” 
So I kiss her, and we surrender to desire we both know is reckless and forbidden. But it’s also hungry and unstoppable. Between ragged breaths, my tongue strokes hers, and her fingers dig into my back as mine sink into her hair. I feel her touch everywhere, inside and out, and I’m shaking when my teeth graze her neck. My lips trace the slant of her jaw, and the sound of her moans only stokes the desperate fever in my bones.
Drew, breathless, pulls back, her fingers still clawing me. “What else are you asking, Jess?”
“What else do you want, Drew?” I whisper, but her lips just fall on mine again. We collapse against each other, and the friction of our bodies is overwhelming. I drown in the heightened pleasure of her touch as her needy fingers curl into my neck and her breasts mash against my chest. We kiss with even more abandon than before, sinking into every ounce of raw, naked lust we’ve both been suppressing. The rough way our lips move makes mine feel bruised, and I don’t care because the taste of her mouth is intoxicating.
The thing about lines? They stop being dangerous the moment you cross them; they stop mattering then, too. And instead of admitting that, you just set another limit, raise the stakes, draw another boundary for your sins, and find a way to justify your actions. Like how I tell myself Drew and I are just kissing. It’s the mix of alcohol and old feelings in a hot nightclub. Nothing a little morning sunlight won’t fix. I tell myself at least we’re not sleeping together. But the truth is, I would have. Right here if she let me.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"A Fighting Chance" cover reveal.

The super talented Arijana K of Cover It Designs created a hot cover for "A Fighting Chance." I seriously cannot tell you enough how fantastic she is. It's dark, it's sexy, and it's just awesome! Can't wait for you to see it! If you're a blogger and want to be a part of the cover reveal on Dec 6th, make sure you keep an eye out for the sign-up at over the next few weeks.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Fighting Chance teaser

"“I saw you fight in Guadalajara. You were trying to be noble.” Sandrine sticks another cigarette between her lips and exhales smoke through her nose. “There is no honor in this, Jesse, and don’t bring it into those places with you. These guys will kill you if you let them. Without hesitation or remorse or any regard for who’ll miss you. Never forget that.”"  --A Fighting Chance, 2014. [teaser from unedited version].