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Excerpt #1, Exposed to You and Giveaway
Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Here’s the scoop: My erotic contemporary romance, Exposed to You releases on November 6, and I’ll be giving away fourteen copies, two per day (three on the last 2 days), to randomly chosen commenters, along with six excerpts or snippets (most of them never before seen) from the book! Just check back to find out if you won or not before you enter for the next contest. Each day is a new entry. You may choose either ebook format or paperback, but your ebook has to be at a vendor that offers giftable ebooks, like iTunes, Amazon, B&N, and I won’t be able to gift your prize until the book releases on November 6 if you choose ebook. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF THE U.S., you may enter, but international prizes will be paperback only.

So without further ado, here’s a blurb and excerpt for Exposed to You!

“What would you do if the sexiest man in the world was bent on bringing you unbearable pleasure again and again? Joy Hightower wasn’t sure she could survive the experience…or live without it.”

It’s not often you’re hired to paint a body tattoo—and what a body—on a total stranger at a Hollywood film set. A reserved and careful art teacher, Joy would never forget it. In a rare fit of raw desire she gave herself completely, knowing she’d never see him again, or ever repeat such a shameless, naked impulse.

Little did she know, the man with whom she shared that lightning bolt of lust was star Everett Hughes. For Everett, women and sex came as easily as fame. But how could he hope to convince the guarded Joy that beneath the hard body and sexy façade of celebrity was a real man who wanted only one, real woman?

In the heat of an intoxicating affair, Everett endeavors to break down her barriers, gain her trust, and expose himself as the real deal. But can Joy do the same, and reveal to him the vulnerable woman who longs to be loved, wanted, and desired forever?

RT Book Reviews Top Pick!

Read an Excerpt

She never looked at his face once while she worked, but she was highly aware of him. Her knuckles brushed occasionally against warm, dense flesh. Her nose was just inches from his body. The alcohol base from the body paint filtered into her nostrils. Beneath it, she smelled the musk of his skin like a subtle, living thread twining through the chemical artifice. The fragrance was potent somehow, sending a loud, clear message of male virility to some ancient part of her brain.

Only a stretchy, seaweed-like boxer brief costume covered his genitals. Joy couldn’t help but be conscious of the fact that her chin was mere inches from the fullness behind the flimsy material. She worked steadily, but a dull, pleasurable ache began to grow at her core.

A light glaze of perspiration dampened her brow and upper lip by the time she leaned back. She glanced up at him, a calm—entirely fake—expression plastered on her face.

“You’ll have to lower your briefs enough for me to make the transition look natural,” she said.

The air-conditioner made a loud, chugging sound and then resumed its typical hum. She saw his throat convulse. Was he as uncomfortable with this situation as she was? He held her stare with those striking eyes and moved his hands, folding down the seaweed brief and exposing the stretch of skin just above his genitals.

She lifted her tattoo pen and paused.

Seth had used the airbrush below the brief, but not in a thorough manner. Joy could see several patches of naked, golden skin along with a smattering of light brown hair. Pubic hair was usually several shades darker than hair on the head, which meant he must be blonde beneath the beautiful headpiece affixed to his head.

Below that strip of skin, the flimsy material barely contained a virile package. The vision was nearly as striking as that of the man’s eyes peering through the elaborate mask. What was it about that stretch of skin below the belly and just above a man’s cock that spoke of sensitivity…vulnerability?

His arm muscles clenched tight. He kept his hands on the material of the briefs, as if he wanted to be prepared to jerk the garment back into place at the slightest provocation. Joy didn’t know whether to feel compassion for him or annoyance. He was the six foot four inch tower of brawn here, not her. She was hardly going to attack him. She disliked this intimate aspect of her work, but the human body wasn’t something that could be ignored when it came to art. He was just a backdrop, not any different from the canvases in her studio.

Her expression hardened at the thought. She leaned forward and continued her design, the tip of her marker slipping across firm flesh. She was doing fine for the next minute or so until she noticed the brief was stretching and expanding to contain his erection. His cock rode along his left thigh. The column of it was clearly delineated beneath the insubstantial garment.

Shit.

She glanced up at him anxiously. He looked down at her. She’d known he would be. She’d sensed his stare on the crown of her head the entire time. He closed his eyes briefly. She sensed his regret even through his half-mask.
“I’m sorry,” he said in a gruff voice. “Just…just ignore it.”

Heat flooded her cheeks and she looked away.

How mortifying.

It wasn’t uncommon for a model to occasionally experience an unwanted erection during a make-up application, but the evidence had never been so…close to her before. Nor had it ever been so appealing.

For a few dreadful seconds, she felt like she couldn’t expand her lungs. They finally released, however, and she reached for a pot of paint.

“Do you want to take a quick break?” she asked, striving to keep her voice even.

“No. Go ahead.” His voice sounded so strained, she glanced up at him in concern. She saw the rigidness of his angular jaw. His eyes blazed through the prosthetic mask.

“I’m not sure that’s such a good idea,” she said.

“I can take it if you can.”

She wasn’t quite sure she could take it. Things had gotten warm and wet between her thighs. She looked down at her lap and used her forearm to wipe at the thin layer of perspiration on her upper lip. Her heartbeat segued from a throb to a roar in her ears. She swirled her paint–twice right, once left, twice right, once left–the familiar task of moving the brush through the thick liquid striking her as rich for some reason…sensual.

She lifted the brush to his skin and began to paint. It was a little like working while a ravenous lion raced toward you in the periphery of your vision. She was acutely aware of the power in him, the incipient energy, like a giant spring that was being held down tight with effort. She worked steadily for the next half hour or so in the area of lower abdomen, creating the impossible–a flare of fire in water.

The realization hit her as she moved to the lower left quadrant of her design that she should have told him he could release the garment until she began to work in that area again. He’d kept his hands on the sides of the brief the whole time, however, exposing that strip of sensitive skin. Something about his pose excited her for some reason. It was as if he was frozen in the moment of offering himself to her…
…giving her a taste.

Her cheeks burned at the uncontrollable thought. She leaned away from him, feeling the loss of his subtle, radiant body heat on her cheeks and lips. She exchanged her paints and went back to work.
What was wrong with her? She’d never had this reaction before while she’d been working. Her skin felt flushed and prickly with awareness. There seemed to be some strange, inexplicable connection between where her paintbrush stroked his taut skin and her clit.

Why did she want to hold onto that brilliant flare of lust that the stranger’s fierce eyes and hard cock promised? Maybe because you were told today that life and a future aren’t a certainty, that both of those things were as ephemeral, as difficult to hold onto as an unexpected lightning strike of desire?

Joy didn’t want to let go. She wanted…no, she needed to hang on.

The air around them seemed to have taken on a weight. She forced her lungs to move as she exchanged brushes and reached for a paint she’d deposited at the far end of the table. When she touched him with the wet tip just below his hipbone, his taut abdomen muscle twitched. She glanced up and saw a small smile on his mouth.

“It’s colder than the other ones,” he said.

“I’m sorry. The paint was sitting right in front of the air conditioner.”

“It’s okay.”

His mouth moved, but no sound came from his throat. Some instinct inside her told her this man didn’t typically become speechless.

She felt a surge of liquid heat at her sex.

She swallowed with difficulty and resumed painting, the feeling of moving in a dream only amplifying. How long would this surreal sensation last? When would the reality of her diagnosis of cancer really set in? Her grim future seemed impossible to grasp as she sat there, flushed with arousal, painting a brilliant tattoo on a beautiful, virile male she’d never seen before that moment, and would probably never see again.

“It’s finished,” she murmured minutes later, as she placed the solvent that set the paint on the table. From the corner of her vision, she saw that he didn’t move his hands, keeping his briefs lowered. The fullness behind the seaweed design hadn’t dissipated during the past forty-five minutes.

“Joy.”

She glanced up slowly, both hesitant and anticipatory at once at the sound of his hoarse voice.

“I hope you don’t think I’m a complete jackass for saying this, but that had to be the most erotic thing I’ve experienced since Peggy Barton let me touch her breasts when I was fourteen years old.”

She just stared at him in amazement for a second before she laughed. The strangling sexual tension fractured slightly, letting her breathe. He smiled, full-out and brilliant.

Her laughter ceased.

Oh my God, she thought, stunned. Her sunburst tattoo would be considered dim next to that smile.

Suddenly, unaccountably, fear broke over her. She stared at the very image of vibrant life. What would it be like, to be snuffed out of existence, no longer able to see, to hear…to feel?

Her gaze sunk over him. She absorbed his image hungrily, drinking it like an elixir that vanquished terror.

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With the wealth of erotic stories popping up everywhere, Kery dethrones them all with her latest — a real eye-opener. This well-written story is original, refreshing and hot enough to generate third-degree burns.
4 1/2 Stars – RT Book Reviews

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78 comments to “Excerpt #1, Exposed to You and Giveaway”

  1. Fedora
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:21 pm · Link

    Oh my. What an excerpt, Beth! Thanks!



  2. Anna Marie
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:22 pm · Link

    I am so excited for the release of this book!



  3. Shay
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:23 pm · Link

    Nice :), Yummy. I definetly like 🙂



  4. sheila vittitow
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:25 pm · Link

    I am so looking forward to Nov 6 to get this book. I have enjoyed all of the others in this series. Thank you for sharing your writing gift with us!!!



  5. Sarah
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:25 pm · Link

    Awesome brilliant love it well done 🙂



  6. Damaris
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:26 pm · Link

    Thank you so much for offering the giveaway. What a great storyline…can’t wait to read it. Hope I win.



  7. Margaret Ethridge
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:26 pm · Link

    So excited for you! Can’t wait!



  8. Elizabeth Mayo
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:27 pm · Link

    I love all of your books i haven’t read one yet i didn’t like !!!



  9. Nicole Morgan
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:28 pm · Link

    WOW… Beth you never disappoint! This book lives up to what I know about all of your books.. LOVE THEM! And I would love to curl up with this one too! 🙂

    Nicole



  10. Renee
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:29 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for this release!



  11. Wendy Gosling
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:29 pm · Link

    Well if that little snippit is anything to go by, its looks like its going to be as brilliant as the rest of Beth Kerys books!! x



  12. Anna Bentley Tremaine
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:31 pm · Link

    Looks super hot!



  13. Jen
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:31 pm · Link

    I will admit to reading that particular excerpt more than once….or twice….so excited for the release!



  14. Michel Reinhard
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:32 pm · Link

    I am so excited about this book. Can’t wait. I have loved all of your books and am forever a fan! 😉



  15. Kristin
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:32 pm · Link

    Sounds amazing!! I’d LOVE to read it! 😛



  16. kris gilson
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:33 pm · Link

    smokin hot!!!!



  17. Lori DeMania
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:33 pm · Link

    Love your writing. You keep me so intrigued. Hope to win!



  18. Teri Stanley
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:33 pm · Link

    Oh, my! Wow, that was…Oh, my!



  19. Betty Robles
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:35 pm · Link

    I can’t tell you how many times i’ve already read chapter one. Love it, love it…can’t wait for November. Wishing you much success. 😛



    • Beth Kery
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        · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:53 pm · Link

      Hi Betty! You’ll be getting snippets from later parts, not shown anywhere else, so stay tuned for the next week+. 🙂



      • Betty
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          · October 22nd, 2012 at 10:20 pm · Link

        Trust me.. I’ll be looking for them. Thanks.



  20. Jen
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:37 pm · Link

    So excited!!! I have told you many times how much I love your books! 🙂 I would love to be picked but if not I’ll still buy the book Nov. 6th.



  21. jillian
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:38 pm · Link

    OMG I want it!!! 😈



  22. Amelia
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read it!



  23. Gail Nichols
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:43 pm · Link

    I would love to read it.



  24. Dawn Marie King
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:44 pm · Link

    Thanks! Great clip and I’m excited to read more!!



  25. Cristina
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:44 pm · Link

    I read the excerpt more than once, it’s so intriguing and Hot that I can’t wait to read the book.



  26. Helen jones
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:45 pm · Link

    Really looking forward to this book coming out – roll on November 🙂



  27. sondra
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:46 pm · Link

    would be great to win 🙂
    big fan of yours



  28. Eva / TXBookjunkie
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:47 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for this book!



  29. Emma
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:49 pm · Link

    Wahoo!! cant wait for this!! 😈



  30. Kathy B.
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:52 pm · Link

    Your books just keep getting better and better!!



  31. ELizabeth Murphy
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:54 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!



  32. Lori Meehan
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 1:57 pm · Link

    I’m so very excited for the new release.



  33. Kristi
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:01 pm · Link

    I have been hearing AMAZING things about this book! I NEED TO READ IT 🙂



  34. Susan T.
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:01 pm · Link

    That was a hot excerpt. I recently discovered your books and can’t wait to read Exposed to you. Thanks.



  35. Ann Tremblay
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:02 pm · Link

    Love, Love, Love……..Again I can not say enough how much I love all your work! Keep em coming.



  36. Stacey
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:02 pm · Link

    Hmmm, leaving me excited already! I can’t wait to read the rest! Love it! XOX



  37. Molly F.
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:03 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read this!



  38. Pam B
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:05 pm · Link

    Hi

    I am so looking forward to this book. Love your stories!

    Thanks
    Pam



  39. Sherry Voce
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Oh my god I love your books!! I can’t wait to read this one!! Woo hoo!!



  40. Tiffany M.
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Would love a chance to win!



  41. Tyhada
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Wow! This sounds really, really good. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading any of your work yet but look forward to doing so. ps: Can’t wait to meet you on Dec 1 at the Naughty n Nice book signing.



  42. Natasha A.
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:08 pm · Link

    I’ve been waiting what seems like forever for this book!!
    Exciting times!!!
    Congrats on your upcoming release Beth!



  43. CrystalGB
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Sounds great. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.



  44. Jamie ramsey
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Oh me oh my looks like a smokin hot read if I don’t will ill be buying xx 🙂



    • Jamie ramsey
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        · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:40 pm · Link

      Win



  45. Jill Seow
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:41 pm · Link

    Beth Kery rocks!!! Another good one!!!!!! Woohoooooo



  46. lorenet
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:43 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for November 6!



  47. Sherrece
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 2:44 pm · Link

    OMG would love to win a copy. I am new to your books and I just love, and this little teaser is exactly what I need to read (and add to my library). You are fantastic 🙂 xx



  48. Emily
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm · Link

    Such a different premise, I’m quite looking forward to this release!



  49. Cindy McCune
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 3:08 pm · Link

    OMG this sounds sooo good! ?(-???-?)?



  50. Sandy Thrower
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 3:16 pm · Link

    I’ve been looking forward to this story since I read one of your books for the first time!







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