I have a lovely new cover for the mass market of Sweet Restraint. Here’s a bit about this contemporary suspense scorcher:
SWEET RESTRAINT is a tumble whirl of emotion, eroticism and suspense that will hook you and not let go. It is also a must read and Joyfully Recommended.
A Recommended Read from Joyfully Reviewed
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 secrets—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 long—one that will expose them to a danger closing in on the both of them.
I love to give a shout out to new authors, especially good new authors. I’m thrilled to have Kate Meader visit today. Check out the spicy excerpt here of the first book in her Hot in the Kitchen series, Feel the Heat…now available for only 2.99! What a deal! And be sure to follow Kate’s link to sign up for her special prize!
FEEL THE HEAT by Kate Meader Hot in the Kitchen, Book 1
IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT . . .
Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time managing her family’s Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she’s tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video of her and Jack kissing goes viral and her luscious butt starts trending on Twitter, Lili fears she’s cooked up a recipe for disaster.
. . . GET INTO THE BEDROOM
Jack Kilroy’s celebrity has left him feeling used and used up. While Lili’s oh-so-sexy moans when she tastes his delicious creations turn him on, he’s even more aroused by how unimpressed this beautiful, funny woman is with his fame. He knows they could be amazing together, if she could only see past his bitch fork-wielding fan base. Now, as he’s about to start a new prime time TV cooking show, can Jack convince Lili to realize her own ambitions – and turn up the heat in his kitchen?
In his voice, Lili heard compassion she didn’t deserve and kindness she had never received from any other man. Jack Kilroy might have just performed a miracle for her physical well-being, but he was big, bad, and dangerous for her mental state.
“I’m not used to being the center of attention,” she said. “It doesn’t sit so well with me.”
A flicker of something hard gave way to a smile that would make the angels sing. “Well, since about three a.m. yesterday, you’ve been the center of my attention. And I intend to keep you right where I can see you.”
Her heart lifted clear through the roof, and she couldn’t let such a lovely declaration go unrewarded. Her lips brushed against the hard planes of his face, taking momentary rest stops on those rock-hewn cheekbones. Twelve freckles—no, thirteen—lay scattered like a starry constellation across his nose. She wanted to memorize every beautiful smudge and contour because, after tonight, she would only have souvenir snapshots. Minutes passed while they slanted to find the best angles, exploring earlobes and eyelids, necks and jaws, and each time their mouths crossed paths, they whimpered in surprise that a kiss could improve with practice.
She combed through his silken hair until she found the ridge of his welt. “How’s your head?”
She traced a finger along his swollen lip. “And this?”
He smiled. “That was hot but in the future, we’ll have to negotiate the rough stuff. I can’t risk anything happening to my face. It’s my ticket to fame and fortune.”
“Bighead,” she said gently, and kissed him to stop any more talk about the future.
Moving his hand back under her skirt, he shaped her butt, his calluses brushing fiery tingles across her skin. “I adore this sweet arse of yours.”
Arse. Why did that word sound hotter and dirtier than ass? It must be down to the lips that formed it, the sonorous bass that spoke it. He squeezed one sweet arse cheek, making her mewl. She loved when a man gave her booty the attention it deserved, though with the kind of women Jack dated, she wouldn’t have had him pegged for an ass, or arse, man. For some reason, that made her giggle.
“What’s so funny?” It came out garbled because his hot mouth was sucking on the pulse at her throat, but she got the gist.
“I’m not exactly your type,” she murmured in his ear.
“This should be good. Tell me what’s my type, then.”
“Hipless, top-heavy blondes with sticks for legs. That’s your usual diet.”
“Well, mine eyes have seen the glory of one curvy brunette with a body that won’t quit and a mouth made for sin.”
She chewed her sinful lower lip and drew back to face him. “So you’ll have doubled your options. Just think of all that ethnic skirt you’ve been missing. Italians, Latinas, Jersey housewives…”
“Not interested. I’ve got all the ethnic skirt I want right here.”
Read the entire Chapter One of Feel the Heat here.
Kate is offering Beth Kery readers a chance to win a Feel the Heat swag pack on her website at http://katemeader.com/blog : One grand prize winner will get a Feel the Heat Swag Bag containing a Supper Hero-Wonder Woman apron, a Feel the Heat tote bag, a Vespa-shaped pizza cutter, a “Grate Love” cheese grater, heart-shaped measuring spoons, a Feel the Heat fridge magnet, and a recipe card for goat cheese caramel gelato. Kate will also be giving away smaller swag bags of assorted kitchen utensils and more!
Leave a comment about the snippet HERE at my blog and qualify to win a copy of your choice of parts I-VII of When I’m With You. There will be 5 winners announced HERE Sunday evening, 4/14. Unfortunately, this will have to be a U.S. only giveaway, as I’ve discovered I can’t ‘gift’ ebooks in other countries.
Things are reaching the boiling point, and something is about to give. In When I’m With You part VII, When I Need You, Elise finally admits to that frightening, thrilling emotion: love. As a result, her trust grows and her and Lucien’s level of intimacy deepens to undiscovered levels of sensual bliss. Stunned by her degree of trust and passionate response to his challenges, Lucien realizes he’s falling too. But can he trust Elise enough to allow her to see the darkness that resides in his past…in his very blood?
“Lucien, we shouldn’t. Not when they might see us.”
“They won’t,” he assured, glancing into her face and seeing her anxiety. “But if the choice is worrying you, I will take it away from you. It is my desire to play with you while I feed you this delicious food and wine. And as my slave, you will fulfill my every desire without protest.” His tone was gentle, but he made sure she heard the edge to it as well. He would not be denied the smallest thing when it came to Elise tonight—not her sweet sighs of pleasure, her body trembling next to his hand, her wide-eyed look of surprise when she shocked herself by surrendering completely to him.
He removed the key from his neck. Her eyes grew large now with that mixture of amazement and arousal that he prized. He drew her wrists together. After he’d locked her bracelets together, he reached beneath the table and began to inch her skirt up her thighs. He felt her gasp against his neck.
“Lucien, must you?” she asked in a strangled voice when he lifted the hem of her skirt just above her mons, giving him access to her pussy.
“I must, and so you must allow it,” he said simply before he flipped the edge of the tablecloth over her restrained hands and her lap. “Now,” he said, reaching again to touch a plump nipple, “it’s time to enjoy this delicious fare set before me.”
Elise and Lucien’s relationship enters a whole new level of trust in WHEN I’M WITH YOU PART V, When You Submit. PLUS, the trade paperback of RELEASE has gone to mass market paperback! Check out this smoking hot, thrilling erotic suspense novel, available now with a new cover and the nice price of 7.99!
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Things finally hit the boiling point between Lucien and Elise. This is a scorching episode, to be sure. Hope you enjoy!
As New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery’s novel continues, Lucien and Elise’s bond of sensual domination and submission reaches a white-hot level—one that threatens to burn out of control and take Lucien down with it…
Lucien knows there’s no going back now—Elise is not a woman that a man takes in half measure. It’s all or nothing. In moving forward to make her his—completely—he promises that if she submits she’ll discover what she craves too. The kind of sharp, imperative edge of pleasure she’s never truly known before.
But Elise proves to be such a wild, fiery, and sexually fearsome woman that Lucien wonders if she can ever really surrender to him. When she does let loose, Lucien fears that he is the one getting closer to being burned. As the two of them get deeper into a dangerous sexual dance, Lucien can’t help but wonder if the exquisite firestorm that Elise has ignited could expose his secrets, draw him dangerously close to the edge, and leave his future in ashes.
Part 3 of When I’m With You, When You Tease me releases today. I love the power play between Elise and Lucien, not to mention a sexual tension that literally reaches boiling levels. They are a wonderful couple. Enjoy!
WHEN I’M WITH YOU: PART III
WHEN YOU TEASE ME
New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery’s novel continues as Lucien and Elise embark on an uncontrollable erotic odyssey. But Elise soon discovers that her irresistible man of mystery is far more mysterious than she ever imagined…
Out-of-control party girl Elise Martin’s playground was all of Europe—until she came to Chicago to channel her innate creativity and sensual nature into something totally different, yet just as delicious. But she never dreamed that becoming chef at the sleek restaurant Fusion would lead to her back into the territory of her girlhood crush—the irresistible enigma called Lucien. He says he’s going to take her under his hand and he’s even moved her into his luxurious penthouse, where she’s agreed to submit to his rules. It’s a prospect that both intimidates and excites Elise. One thing is for certain: while she may have had the power to put every other man in her life in her hip pocket, she can’t control Lucien.
Gorgeous businessman Lucien Savauge, adopted son of an infamous French billionaire, knows how to treat bad girls, but Elise is a temptation that would try even the most disciplined of men. He can’t walk away from her—he won’t—but kindling their potentially explosive relationship is risky. She knows too much about his intentions with Ian Noble, even if she’s unaware of just how explosive her knowledge is. And as Elise is quickly learning, if she’s going to play with fire, she’s going to have to play by Lucien’s rules.