Congratulations to BN100, who won my Hot and Deadly Drawing! An ecopy of Cottonwood will be winging its way to you shortly. If you didn’t win, fear not, there is one more chance!
June 1st officially kicked off the Sizzling Summer Reads Party, hosted by the good folks at theromancereviews.com. There are literally hundreds of authors participating in Sizzling Summer and they are fabulous. Every day, a handful of books are spotlighted with a quick quiz. You can find the answers by clicking on the helpful hint links, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll forget the question once you start exploring those sites. There’s fun and prizes and cake and lots of authors you can’t wait to read yet. (The cake is a lie.) So tell your friends and be sure to check back with them every day to explore some fresh sizzle and share your favorites!
In the meantime, I am celebrating in my own way by offering up some of the sizzling-er snippets from my books every Monday and Thursday (technically, this is Tuesday, because I wasn’t home on Monday, but it’s only been Tuesday for half an hour). Today’s snippet is once again from Heat, to honor both the Sizzling Summer Reads and Hot and Deadly hops. Although Hot and Deadly is now in the past, Sizzling Summer Sizzles onward, and until the end of the month, you can still enter to win any one of my books, including the upcoming The Last Hour of Gann, due at the end of the summer. If you wish to enter the giveaway, make sure you leave a comment on any post tagged with Sizzling Summer Reads and tell me you want to enter. Please be aware that all my books contain a certain element of sci-fi, fantasy or horror violence as well as strong sexual content! One winner will be drawn on July 1st. Until then, be sure to visit theromancereviews.com and check out all the other Sizzling authors by clicking the helpful link in the sidebar.
The room was muggy, but not too bad. The climate controls were fairly quiet and its effects nearly immediate. Kane stood before the chilly breeze it spat out, gazing through the curtains at the groundcars rushing by. Humans doing human things, busily pissing away their lives and completely unaware of how transitory it could be. He shut the curtains.
Sue-Eye had taken one of the beds and sat there looking sullen, but she was easy to ignore, especially with Raven standing beyond her. Raven’s eyes were shining with anticipation, her color was high and her breath quick. Her musk was in the air, as it had been in the groundcar, betraying her earnest arousal to him. She had wanted him all morning, but now that she had him, she was waiting for his word. She was flushed and she was eager, but always obedient to his will.
Kane strode towards her, smiling. His Raven. His fierce little fuck-mate. What he wanted now more than anything was to take her with all the vehement jubilation of a true Jotan frenzy. He wanted to take her up against the wall, not even to undress each other but just to lose one another in thrashing, eager flesh. He wanted to revel in her. He wanted to feel her teeth and give her his claws. He wanted all these things, yes, but it wasn’t what he’d promised her and there was an excitement and a power in just the thought of surrendering himself to her that made his Jotan urgings quiet. He stopped just a pace shy of her and spread his arms in invitation.
She came at once to kiss him, a human thing he had anticipated, and he lifted her so that she could more easily reach his mouth. She tasted him hungrily, invading him again and again only to draw back, sucking and biting at his lips. He mimicked her tolerantly and felt her pressing harder against him in response. There were no words between them, but communication of some kind passed anyway; he gave before her greedy assault, pursuing only when she withdrew, letting the kiss become a test of her dominance
Gradually, her kisses trailed away from just his mouth. He let her slowly back onto her feet, his head thrown back to take her teeth on his throat, on his chest, and lower still. She knelt, opening him to air, and he heard her call to Sue-Eye.
The next thing he felt he had to close his eyes to savor—his females on their knees on either side of him…