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Bites Of Books - The Russian's Acquisition

When I completed and submitted my thirtieth book, I decided to celebrate by offering a taste from each one. This one is a forced mistress, revenge trope where Aleksy believes Clair was the mistress of his mortal enemy, only to find out she's a virgin. Enjoy!

One of the most common feedback notes I received from fans was that they wished there was an epilogue--so I wrote one! It's a short story that takes place at Christmas and shows them with their new young family. The link is below the excerpt. Check it out.  First, here is the scene where Aleksy has taken over all the assets of his enemy, including Clair's home, and believes he has 'acquired' her as well. Clair negotiates her terms for becoming his mistress. (Brighter Days is a charitable foundation she's trying to get off the ground.) ~ * ~ “What makes you think I want to sleep with you?” “You’ve managed to convince me you’re capable of honesty, Clair. Don’t start lying now. You want me.” He could tell? How? Humi…

Bites Of Books - Hustled To The Altar

When I completed and submitted my thirtieth book, I decided to celebrate by offering a taste from each one. This book, however, is available in its entirety through Instafreebiewhen you join my mailing list.Read on for a sample.

Hustled To The Altar was the first book I finished that earned enough recognition I thought I might actually have a shot at a publishing career. It finaled in several contests, including the Golden Heart, and even earned me an agent.

Alas, one thing and another happened and all of that fizzled, but I always believed in this story so I eventually self-published it. It stands alone in my repertoire as a very shoe-shine-shuffle caper with a fast-paced plot where all the action takes place in one day.  As such, the chapter headings are times of day. This is what happens at 1:45 p.m. Note: Renny is engaged to Jacob, for many wrong reasons, and Con is her ex.  ~ * ~ Her reasons for resisting him became foggy and, besides, he had surprised her. Con was fun and exciting an…

Bites Of Books - The Sheikh's Sinful Seduction

When I completed and submitted my thirtieth book, I decided to celebrate by offering a taste from each one. The Sheikh's Sinful Seduction is part of a series based on the seven deadly sins. I was so thrilled when they asked me to take on lust! I felt like I'd won the lottery! Enjoy!

Fern was raised to think of sex as sinful and Zafir could destroy his country if he follows his libido. The magic of an oasis, however, dismantles their resistance. Here he's found her swimming at dawn--where all the guards can see her. ~ * ~ Bare, tanned feet stood on the beach before her. Her heart stalled and her soggy nightgown clung like a skin of dread. Her feet halted and her knees locked in denial. How? No one else was up. Her gaze climbed athletic shins to where unbleached linen board shorts ended at his knees. Leave it to him to wear drawstring shorts that were still the epitome of class, tailored to hang low across his brown hips in the most disreputable yet erotic way. He wasn’t wearing a …

Bites Of Books - The Ultimate Seduction

When I completed and submitted my thirtieth book, I decided to celebrate by offering a taste from each one. This is part of a trilogy I wrote with Maya Blake and Victoria Parker about the ultimate elite (and secret!) club for billionaires, QVirtus. Enjoy!

The Ultimate Seduction was my first collaboration with other Harlequin Presents authors and we had so much fun with this premise!  The club is anonymous, so the members wear masks, and yes, somedo hook up. I won't give you too many spoilers, but my heroine has reasons for taking advantage of what she thinks is a singular opportunity to be with the hero. She doesn't know who he is, however, and their next morning is quite something. She has just realized he's the man who took her virginity last night and he has just realized she is married. (She's actually widowed.) Here's part of that scene, in his POV. ~ * ~ Ryzard tossed the folder into the empty chair and hooked his hands in his pockets to keep from strangling the w…

Bites Of Books - Seduced Into The Greek's World

I recently completed and submitted my thirtieth book. I'm celebrating by offering a taste from each one. Seduced Into the Greek's Worldis the last in a four book series about three brothers and a sister. All of the titles are listed below the excerpt, if you prefer to read in order.Enjoy!

I lovedSeduced Into The Greek's Worldfor a few reasons. First, the heroine is Canadian. I really do need to write more of those because I always have fun with it. Maybe I should write a Canadian hero... ? Hmm. But I digress. I also love that Natalie is a single mom, away on a special project for work. It's a job she had to fight for, which rings true for me because women are often overlooked for promotions, etc. The prevailing belief is that they have too many commitments at home so it's more practical to not even bother asking, offering, or accommodating. Just get a man to do it. So unfair.  Finally, I love that she owns her sexuality. Having an affair while she's away is more o…

Bites Of Books - An Heir To Bind Them

When I completed and submitted my thirtieth book, I decided to celebrate by offering a taste from each one. This is a secret baby story, with a hero who is completely ill-equipped to look after one. Naturally I gave him three. Enjoy!

In No Longer Forbidden?, the hero, Nic, reveals to the heroine, Rowan, that he is the product of his mother's affair. He has a younger half-sister and two younger half-brothers. He was removed from the family and sent to boarding school when the affair came to light. He's not even sure they remember him.  After I wrote it, I wondered about Nic's siblings and eventually wrote all their stories. An Heir To Bind Them is the third in The Makricosta Dynasty series. Theo is the middle brother and falls for Jaya. In the opening of the book, he discovers she is leaving his employ, so she's no longer 'off limits,' but she's a sexual assault survivor so she's not sure what she wants.  Here she has just thrown herself at Theo a little bi…