Hi All! Well, it’s time for the Week 2 Contest: Name Your Dream Car
Now, like my heroine Dr. Esa Ormond in FLIRTING IN TRAFFIC, I say I’m practical about cars. No, I’d never go out and spend a fortune on say…oh, the car featured in FLIRTING, a red Ferrari. But my story might change drastically if I found myself zipping down a highway with all that pent-up power ready to let loose at my command. Yep. I think I’d become just as much of a speed demon as Esa.
So, for my Week 2 Contest in preparation for FLIRTING IN TRAFFIC’S release on March 3 from Cerridwen Press, tell me: what’d be your dream flirt-car? Go ahead. Fantasize a little. One commenter will win a free download of Exorcising Sean’s Ghost next Friday!
And just for fun, here’s a little tease from FLIRTING.
FLIRTING IN TRAFFIC
by Beth Kery
Contemporary Romance Novel
Cerridwen Press: 3/3/9
“Traffic’s still pretty bad, huh?” he observed, an obvious attempt at breaking the weighty silence.
Esa exhaled tiredly as she shifted the car into drive. Even the word “traffic” seemed to drain her of energy nowadays.
“Uh uh,” Finn said sharply when she started to take the restricted ramp back onto the overpass so that they could merge onto the Dan Ryan. “Keep going on this road.”
Esa stared at him wide-eyed. “But it’s not even finished yet, is it?”
Finn’s eyes gleamed in the semi-darkness. “As of yesterday, one driving lane as well as the emergency lane are finished and cleared. We’ll open up the extra express lane come Monday but tonight…it’s wide open.”
Esa braked, bringing the car to an abrupt stop.
“You mean this road is clear sailing all the way into the city?” Esa asked, excitement making her voice tremble slightly.
“That’s my surprise to you.”
Esa just stared at him for a few seconds. Suddenly she laughed and pressed her foot to the accelerator. The thought struck her as they blew past the cars moving sluggishly in traffic to the right of them that Finn had just given her a gift. And even though she hadn’t known him for that long, it was the most intimate, exhilarating…wonderful gift she’d ever been given.
“I felt like I was flying,” Esa exclaimed ten minutes later as she came to a neat stop inside of Finn’s parking garage.
“That’s because we were.”
For the first time Esa realized he looked a little pale.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you. Was I going too fast?”
“Going fast was the whole point, I suppose.”
He looked a little surprised when she unsnapped her belt and leaned across the console to hug him tightly. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” she repeated as she pressed feverish kisses against his neck and jaw.
“I guessed that driving fast and free on the Dan Ryan would be the equivalent of foreplay for you. I’m just glad the feeling is transferring to me,” he chuckled.
“Oh, it transferred to you all right,” Esa assured him with a soft growl as she bit at his earlobe. “You have no idea what you just unleashed.”
He grinned broadly but his hand on her jaw was firm as he gently pushed her back so that he could look into her eyes.
“I had an idea. But let’s get one thing straight, honey.”
“What?” Esa asked impatiently. Her nostrils flared to catch his delicious male scent. She couldn’t take her eyes off his firm lips. She noticed that they set into a determined line when she tried to crane over to kiss him. He fingers burrowed into her hair and tightened, restraining her.
“Here in the car you’re the boss. But up there my bedroom I’m in the driver’s seat. Understood?”
Heat simmered between her thighs. She squirmed restlessly in the seat but Finn quirked one eyebrow…waiting.
“Yes, all right,” she murmured, recognizing that he expected a verbal agreement.
He smiled. “Okay, let’s go.”