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A Peek at Sweet Restraint and the Daily Book Giveaway, another Winners Choice!
Friday, June 19th, 2009

Greetings all! How are things? I was in the process of stuffing some envelopes for some awesome romance bookstores in Australia–they love their romance down under–and I almost forgot the contest! Yikes.

But first, I wanted to share a steamy excerpt from my upcoming release, Sweet Restraint. This one is adult-rated, but if you want a PG-13 excerpt, go here. Although I should warn you, if don’t like adult excerpts, you shouldn’t buy this book. πŸ™‚


This time, he’ll never let her go…

Chicago Special Agent Shane Dominic was in love with Laura Vasquez until the day she left him and married another man. Thirteen years may have passed, but Laura’s never disappeared from his fantasies, or destroyed his desire to learn the truth about why she left him. When her husband, the criminal mastermind behind an international ring of thieves, is murdered, Shane knows this is his one last, desperate chance to learn Laura’s secrets. And he’s not above using their scorching hot passion for one another and a little domination to do it.

One look at Shane, and Laura’s own memories come back to haunt her. Her feelings run deep, but she’d never divulge her secretsβ€”a desperate vow that’s compromised when Shane stuns her by taking her as his captive to a secluded cabin. Here, she will finally belong to him, be subjected to his every torturously erotic whim, and be forced to trust him with a shocking truth she’s hidden for so longβ€”one that will expose them to a danger closing in on the both of them.


Shane leaned across the console toward her.

“I’m desperate here. That’s what you should understand. The cop that I’d hoped would give evidence on Moody is refusing to bargain. Moody must have a tighter hold on him than I’d thought. But even more importantly, you’re in danger, Laura. Someone broke into this house looking for you. A man pulled a gun on you tonight. I won’t sit by and watch while your stubbornness puts you in a grave.”

Her contemptuous expression faltered slightly when he slowly began to dip his head toward hers.

“Don’t Shane,” she whispered hoarsely.

“I don’t have any choice. You’ve forced me to this,” he said before he brushed his lips against hers. She made a soft, catchy sound. She stiffened when he put his hands on her back. Her body felt slender, curving…enticing.

“I know you want me, Laura. There are some things you just can’t hide from a man.”

Her lips felt cool and dry, but he could feel her heat just beneath the surface. So he pressed closer. When he slid his tongue between her lips she moaned softly, her flesh becoming suppler, bending to his demand.

He brought her closer and swept the depths of her mouth. His cock swelled tight as he surrounded himself in her taste. Time and again he sampled her sweetness. He plundered, suckled and coaxed until she fully participated in the kiss, her lips shaping his hungrily, her tongue sliding sensually against his.
The interior of his car suddenly felt as hot and sultry as the air on a tropical night.

She didn’t protest when he slid one hand along her knee, lifting her skirt. He encountered a delicious length of silky thigh encased in smooth nylon. He paused a moment when he reached the top of her thigh-highs, sending two fingers beneath the elastic to rhythmically stroke the smooth, soft skin beneath it.

He groaned and leaned down further over her, deepening their kiss. He probed beneath her panties, drawn to her heat. She gasped into his mouth when he worked his forefinger into her pussy. She was tight but a rush of warm liquid aided his cause considerably.

He drew his finger out only to plunge it back into her silky sheath. A considerable amount of her juices came with him when he withdrew the second time. He trailed his finger between her labia, lubricating her clit liberally. Her hips shifted restlessly against him and she moaned. Instead of giving her the pressure she wanted, however, he slid his wet finger along her lower belly, spreading her juices.

“That’s honesty, Laura,” he explained quietly. “Give me more of it.”

“No,” she whispered. She moved away from him, cloaking herself in the shadows.

He nodded his head slowly, having expected her answer. His hands slid down her arms. He grasped her wrists in one hand and moved them to her back. The sound of rattling metal broke the silence.

Her face registered mild confusion when he closed the handcuffs.

“What…what are you doing?” she asked in rising incredulity when he leaned back into his seat. She twisted around, her eyes widening further when she realized that she was truly bound. “Are you arresting me?”

Shane shook his head once. “I’m doing what I should have done thirteen and a half years ago. I’m taking you away so you don’t damage yourself any more than you already have.”

“That’s…that’s ridiculous,” she exclaimed shrilly. “That’s kidnapping!”

He shrugged. “Call it what you like. I need the truth from you Laura, and I’m going to get it. I’ve seen how you respond to me. If Huey Mays had the ability to get you to do whatever he wanted, I believe I can do the same. In fact, I think I can do better than he did at getting you to submit to my demands.”

She went completely still. “You can’t be serious.”

“I’m serious all right. You’re going away with me for a few days and I’m going to plumb the depths of your honesty,” he nodded grimly to her lap, “and you’re going to discover the wisdom in telling me the truth about Huey.”

“I can’t believe this,” she muttered slowly, clearly flattened by his actions. Just as he’d suspected, this had been the last thing she’d expected. Shane was still a little amazed himself at what he was doing, but that didn’t deter him.

Something told him this was precisely the right thing to do. He knew he was breaking the law… was perfectly cognizant of the fact that he may go to jail for what he was doing.

But there was a higher law at work when it came to the issue of Laura. He needed to get her away, isolate her from whatever was influencing her. She’d been thrown back into his life again. He was convinced she was in danger because of something she knew. He would not let her go again without a fight.

Not this time.

Pre-order Sweet Restraint here.

The daily Huge Sweet Restraint contest book giveaway is the winner’s choice of two great books. You may click on the covers for ordering information and blurb. Just comment on what you’re currently reading and why that book in particular to be entered to win!



36 comments to “A Peek at Sweet Restraint and the Daily Book Giveaway, another Winners Choice!”

  1. Fedora
      · June 19th, 2009 at 9:26 am · Link

    Hooray, Beth! That’s a fabulous excerpt! And thanks for the choice of two terrific titles today!

  2. Chris
      · June 19th, 2009 at 10:02 am · Link

    Hee hee about the adult excerpts!

  3. Larena Wirum
      · June 19th, 2009 at 10:16 am · Link

    Great excerpt. I am dying to find out what she is hiding. :mrgreen:

  4. Elyane
      · June 19th, 2009 at 10:49 am · Link

    I’m reading Josh Lanyon Partners in crime serie. I was in the mood for a good mystery with a few sexy scenes.

  5. Frana
      · June 19th, 2009 at 10:54 am · Link

    Hi! Great excerpt!
    I’m reading Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It’s the last book in a Dark Hunter series that I haven’t read. So far it’s great, great love scenes, well written dialogues and lovable characters.

  6. Mary G
      · June 19th, 2009 at 10:57 am · Link

    Hey Beth
    That excerpt is wicked – you’re such a tease. I’m just about to start Surviving Demon Island by Jaci Burton. I’m a huge Jaci fan & on Lea’s recommendations I’m going to be brave & read her demon series. OMG I’m going to be reading another genre!!

  7. lorettaC
      · June 19th, 2009 at 11:06 am · Link

    I’m reading Burning Wild by Christine Feehan. I read all of her books.


  8. Booklover1335
      · June 19th, 2009 at 11:07 am · Link

    Hey Beth,
    Both the excerpts were GOOD, especially the adult one πŸ˜€

    I am currently reading Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks, and let me tell you…that one is off the charts, and a little bit beyond my comfort zone in some parts :blush:

    I would love to win Relentless by Lauren Dane. I just got Undercover, so would like to be able to read both in the series.

  9. Heather D
      · June 19th, 2009 at 11:07 am · Link

    great excerpt! I really can’t wait for this book to be released. You keep teasing us with excerpts and I want the entire thing!

    I am reading Eden at Twilight by Colleen Love. I sporadically do reviews for YGR, and this is one of the books I picked to review about a month ago. Yikes, has it been that long. It is pretty good, I’m about half way finished. I have said it several times- I am a visual person, if I don’t like the cover I am very likely to leave the book on the shelf. In the group I don’t get to see the covers, I have to go strictly by the blurb, it has helped me a lot with my visual tendencies!

  10. Roberta Harwell
      · June 19th, 2009 at 11:12 am · Link

    I’m currently reading “Get Off Your “But”” by Sean Stephenson. I reading this for a book review. I’m also about to start “Bound to Please” by Lilli Feisty. Have a great day.

  11. CrystalGB
      · June 19th, 2009 at 11:16 am · Link

    Great excerpt. I am reading Red Fire by Deidre Knight. I love paranormals and I had heard great buzz about this book.

  12. Mari
      · June 19th, 2009 at 11:22 am · Link

    Right now I am relishing a box of books I bought at a resale shop. I’m not sure which one to start with, but I think I will give Dame Barbara a try first!
    I would love to win Relentless.

  13. Jane
      · June 19th, 2009 at 11:23 am · Link

    I’m currently reading “Death’s Door” by Meryl Sawyer. She is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors.

  14. Cathy M
      · June 19th, 2009 at 11:59 am · Link

    I am actually reading Lauren’s book now, Relentless. I love her stories and just finished reading Undercover, so I wanted a peek back in that futuristic world that she created.

  15. Jody F.
      · June 19th, 2009 at 12:17 pm · Link

    I’m just getting ready to start reading Pride & Prejudice & Zombies since I’ve heard what a fun read it is. And I definitely want Relentless since I’ve already read Undercover and loved it.

  16. Julia
      · June 19th, 2009 at 1:05 pm · Link

    Great excerpt! Can’t wait to read it πŸ™‚

    I’m currently reading two books. They are:
    1. SILVER FALLS by Anne Stuart
    2. CRASH INTO ME by Jill Sorenson

    I’m reading SILVER FALLS because I love every books written by Anne Stuart. She write a very dark, thrilling, exiciting and romance stories. I’m joint-reading this book with two of my great friends πŸ™‚ And I’m reading CRASH INTO ME because Jill Sorenson is “new to me author” and what I read from the back blurb was interesting. I love romantic suspense story. Even though the book said it romance it does have suspense feel to it.

    I would love to win Relentless

  17. Alexa
      · June 19th, 2009 at 1:12 pm · Link

    I’m reading Petals on the Wind now because I read the first book and need to find out what happens.

    Great excerpt!

  18. Cybercliper
      · June 19th, 2009 at 1:14 pm · Link

    I am currently reading Warrior – and have you seen the cover, hoo boy!! – by Jaid Black and Julia Templeton and I’m reading it because I adore both authors, alpha warrior types, and oh yeah, lots of adult content πŸ˜†

  19. Armenia
      · June 19th, 2009 at 1:24 pm · Link

    Wow…great excerpt. I’m excited about your new book.

    I just finished Robin Schone’s The Lover and Gabriel’s Woman. I just love her intensely erotic historical books. She just seems to push the envelope each time.

  20. bridget3420
      · June 19th, 2009 at 1:41 pm · Link

    I’m reading My Forbidden Desire for 2 reasons. The first is I love Paranormal Romance. The second is because I have to write a review on it on the 28th of this month πŸ˜‰

  21. Estella
      · June 19th, 2009 at 1:47 pm · Link

    I am reading Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton.
    I really enjoy her writing and she is an autobuy for me.

  22. Fedora
      · June 19th, 2009 at 2:02 pm · Link

    Oh, as for current reading, I’m working on The Family He Wanted, a Silhouette Special Edition. It’s because I’m supposed to read it and offer my opinion for an upcoming survey–it’s not exactly the kind of storyline I tend to choose, but that might be the point πŸ˜‰

  23. Caffey
      · June 19th, 2009 at 2:24 pm · Link

    Sigh… Shane… Loving these excerpts. Thanks for the peek Beth!

    I’m reading DESIRE UNTAMED by Pamela Palmer. Awesome Its first of the Feral Warriors series! 3 books out, 3 months in a row too! So more summer reading!

  24. Karin
      · June 19th, 2009 at 3:56 pm · Link

    Both excerpts are fabulous! This is definitely going to be a book I enjoy reading!

  25. becky4444
      · June 19th, 2009 at 3:59 pm · Link

    I am reading Under Fire by Jo Davis because I loooove reading about sexy men in uniform! Nothing better then a hot fireman that saves lives!

  26. Cheryl McInnis
      · June 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm · Link

    Now that is an excerpt Beth! Wow….very sexy……
    I am currently reading Nightfall by Anne Stuart, because it has been out of print for years and I happened to spot it at a USB. It was one of the few Anne Stuart’s that I hadn’t read yet so I’m very happy today πŸ™‚

  27. Jeanette Juan
      · June 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm · Link

    I am currently reading Curse The Dawn by Karen Chance and I love her series and how I get to see the growing relationship b/w Cassie and Mircea!

  28. Lisa F.
      · June 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm · Link

    I am reading Kissing Midnight by Emma Holly. I love her Upyr series.

  29. Lea
      · June 19th, 2009 at 5:38 pm · Link

    Hey Beth;

    I just finished reading Jaci Burton’s “Taken by Sin”, – ARC awesome read, the 4th in her demon hunter series.

    I’m starting an ARC “Sweet Restraint” by Beth Kery tonight – after reading that excerpt, I am so excited.

    Have a great weekend. πŸ˜€


  30. Amy S.
      · June 19th, 2009 at 7:05 pm · Link

    Excerpt was great!

  31. Lynda
      · June 19th, 2009 at 10:03 pm · Link

    I just started Bound to Please by Lilli Feisty. I won it and it came in the mail yesterday. As luck would have it I just finished a historical. I rotate around between historicals, paranormals, erotica, and Harlequin Presents.

    This one dew me for serveral reasons and I was thrilled to win it. I love the cover, sort of a cross between sophisticated and forbidden. I love the color combo. And of course the warning on the back always helps!

  32. Melissa
      · June 20th, 2009 at 12:36 am · Link

    Hi, Beth!!
    I’m reading A Rogue of My Own by Johanna Lindsey…..because, well, it’s a Lindsey, and I love her books. They always make me laugh, and give me a lift.
    Ooooh, and I’ve read Warrior by Angela Knight, it’s excellent. Just finished Guardian the other day…couldn’t put it down once I started. That woman can WRITE!!
    I haven’t gotten Lauren’s Relentless yet…but I’d love to win it!!
    You’re focusing on some awesome authors!!

  33. LadyVampire2u
      · June 20th, 2009 at 3:19 am · Link

    Right now I’m reading “In Over Her Head” by Judi Fennell. A new author who’s book just hit the stands. I’ve read the blog posts all over the internet about her and read her fun interviews as well. What I read really made me want to buy the book because not only did the book sound great but I liked how the author wrote her posts. And I’m so glad I got this book because I am loving it and have found a new favorite author.

  34. Carol L.
      · June 20th, 2009 at 6:43 am · Link

    OOH, I love the excerpt. What a great tease Beth. I’m dying to find out what she is hiding. I’m reading His Wicked Promise by Samantha James. I love her books but I absolutely love anything Highlander and Warriors. Thanks for the excerpt.
    Carol L.

  35. Teresa Warner
      · June 20th, 2009 at 8:17 am · Link

    I’m reading Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine, this is The Morganville Vampire series and I’m enjoying it!

  36. blodeuedd
      · June 20th, 2009 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Right now I am reading Broken by kelley Armstrong. I enjoy her books and particular the ones about Elena and Clay, those are just hot

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