Just released with The Wild Rose Press! Here's a steamy excerpt of my current full length suspense romance, offered in ebook and print.
Realizing that she was gawking, Annie turned to roll to her side of the bed, but she didn’t get far. A muscular arm wrapped around her waist and hauled her back against Marshall’s warm body. She gasped with surprise. Instant awareness warmed her, as she immediately became aware he’d removed her shorts when her naked bottom came up against the silk of his shorts.
He had a lot of nerve!
“Where do you think you’re going?” Annie felt his warm breath against the back of her neck. It caused a tingle of sharp need to travel down her spine.
“What do you think you’re doing?” She tried to pretend indifference but it was difficult nestled against him, and the soft part of him was rapidly showing signs of hardening.
“This is payback for yesterday.”
Payback? What did he mean by that?
“Remember how you passed out on me?”
Oh yeah, she smiled in spite of herself. “The wine—”
“You turned me on and then left me…ah, very frustrated.”
“It wasn’t my fault I passed out.” Oh! Was that his teeth sinking into the area between her neck and collarbone? Annie shuddered, suddenly feeling hot…all over. What does he think he’s doing? “It was the wine,” Annie explained in a breathless tone. “This is highly inappropriate, Detective.” She trembled with desire.
“Really?” Annie felt his smile against her skin.
Her pulse rate skyrocketed when his hand began to caress her naked belly. Had he removed all her clothes? Her exploring hands quickly found out she still had on her blouse from the day before and her thong, which wasn’t much more than a scrap of lace.
Before she could give him a piece of her mind, he pulled her sharply against him and the next thing she knew his arousal was poking her bare fanny. Her breath caught and she tried to strain away, even while secretly yearning to push back against him. Part of her wanted to encourage him, while the other half was terrified of what he’d do if she did. Would she be able to go through with it? Oh lord, Annie, she scolded herself. Of course, you’d be able to go through with it! You’ve been horny for the man since meeting him.
She ignored her inner voice. “I think one of us should get up.”
“I’m already up.”
His hand began to smooth down Annie’s stomach. His feather light caress tickled her and she sucked in her belly, breathing heavily. When his fingers reached the elastic to her thong, her hand covered his to stop him.
“Marshall, Mr…ah, Detective.” Annie bit her bottom lip to keep from moaning with pleasure. “Please don’t…” She bit off the word stop before it escaped her.
“Are you sure that’s what you want?” He broke free of her weak restraint.
“Yes…” His hand glided over her hip and around to Annie’s bottom. She tried to reach for his hand to pull him away but the moment she felt his firm caress against her bare skin she was lost. She moaned softly and closed her eyes.
This was insane! But insanity had never felt so good. She knew she was crazy for letting Marshall touch her like this. A part of her wished he would lavish the same attention to her aching breasts. Was this how I made him feel yesterday?
His penis twitched strongly against her, revealing its size and strength. And before Annie could stop herself she arched a little, forcing her bottom further into his throbbing flesh. Thank god the material to his boxers was between them, but in the next instant, she was gasping and twisting with blossoming hunger. Somehow his hard flesh had found the opening of his shorts and slipped through. It felt like hot steel encased in velvet against Annie’s flesh.
Without thought or warning, they were straining against each other, lost in a moment of madness.
“Oh…” she choked out. How long since she’d last felt anything as good? “This isn’t fair…”
Marshall groaned low, and then shuddered. “You’re right; this isn’t fair to either of us.”
Before Annie could guess his intentions, he rolled away from her and left the bed.