Wet and Wild Blog Hop

wildhopWelcome to the Wet & Wild Blog Hop! Thank you to our lovely hostess, Skye Warren, for organizing another awesome event.

One of my favorite reasons for writing stories that take place during the summer months is sex. Indoor sex can be smokin’ hot, no question, but outdoor sex offers so many variables and possibilities. Add the risk of being caught that comes with ‘doing it’ (whatever the ‘it’ may be) in a less-than-private location, and outdoor sex becomes hotter than hot.

My debut novel, GAME PLAN, is set in the summer gameplan_msrmonths. Mason and Andie have sexual encounters in a downtown alley, the front seat of a pickup truck while parked in front of a store, while waiting in a long drive-thru line, and later, in the back of that truck.

bodyofworkMy newest release, BODY OF WORK, also has a summer setting, and Brian and Cassie definitely take advantage of the warm weather. They make excellent use of a park pavilion and a sugar maple tree in Cassie’s yard.

Here’s an excerpt from BODY OF WORK featuring that sugar maple tree…

His fingers curled around her waist. He used his power and size to back her up to the maple before she’d registered their first step. “Take your pants down to the knees.”

“I guess that’s a yes to my terms.”

No acknowledgement, unless a raised eyebrow counted. Intensity and amusement played across his face. He released her to cross his arms over his chest, making muscles bulge and pop out all over the place. Half a foot separated them, enough space for her to move away if that’s what she wanted. Maybe he was testing her. Bossing her around to see if she’d change her mind.

“I’d suggest we shake on our agreement, but I don’t think my old patio set can take the kind of strain we put on that picnic table in the pavilion.”

“How about this tree, think it can take it?” His hand thudded against the trunk. He kept his eyes locked on hers as he ran his palm up and down the old maple, skimming the side of her body along the way. “What about you? This bark’s pretty rough—it’s going to hurt when it digs into your soft skin, and it will dig in, because if you’re brave enough to take those pants down, I’m going to let the brute fuck you any way he likes.”

Her cheeks burned. She shifted foot to foot, acutely aware of the satin teasing her nipples, the tight jeans pressing against her clit. “I’m ready for him.”

His jaw ticked and his eyes darkened. “Then get those pants down, now.”

She scrambled to obey, fingers trembling as they fumbled with the buckle. The wide belt had been a chore to fit through the belt loops and the stiff leather made undoing it harder yet. “New belt, it needs breaking in.”

“I’ll keep that in mind.” One corner of his mouth lifted—from reading her mind, no doubt—when her hands froze in their efforts. “Here. Let me.”

She nodded, swallowing a mouthful of cotton as he took over the job. But he didn’t pull the strip of leather free of the belt loops. Didn’t order her to bend over so he could use it to paint stripes on her ass. He just separated the metal buckle from the opposite end, one-handed her button open and slid the zipper down, all without looking away from her face.

“Take off your bra.”

“Okay.” Hands shaking, she reached around for the clasp. Then the hem of her t-shirt.

“Just the bra. Keep the shirt on.”

She slid the straps down her arms, clearing each wrist in a wholly unsexy manner, then pulled the white satin bust-enhancer out of one sleeve. “And there goes my artificial cleavage.”

“You’ve got something better—perfect nipples. I like seeing them poke through your shirt. Like at the gym when you wear that light-purple tank top, or the white one. Those tops don’t hide much. Did you know your nipples get hard when you’re working out?”

“Really…I had no idea.” Batted eyelashes, along with feigned innocence, did the trick. The sound that came from his chest was part chuckle, part growl. And oh god, was it hot.

Beneath the thin red fabric her nipples tightened. Like a good hussy, she arched her back to make their condition more visible. Her breath caught when he lowered his head. The words bite me hovered on the tip of her tongue. All that came out of her mouth was a choked cry of frustration as he grazed the cloth-covered nubs in passing.

He crouched before her, his mouth level with her open zipper. “Pants are coming down now. Last chance to get away.” Above him, she shook her head. “No? Good.” He gathered her jeans, belt and panties in his fists and pulled the lot down to her knees a heck of a lot easier than the skintight jeans had gone up. “No,” he said when she lifted one leg to step out of her pants. “This is where they stay.”

“But I won’t be able to open my legs,” she wiggled in demonstration, “or move.”

“I know.” His smile bordered on feral. He grabbed both ends of her belt and yanked, squeezing her legs closer together, then fastened the buckle above her knees. “Comfortable?”

Want more?

BODY OF WORK is now available from Amazon, Kobo, Ellora’s Cave, and All Romance.


Now, on to the prizes!

It’s easy. Just leave a comment with your email address and you’re entered to win one of the grand prizes, a $100 gift card for Victoria’s Secret, and a digital gift basket full of books, both courtesy of Skye Warren.


Your comment will also enter you in my giveaway of a $10 gift card for Amazon, Kobo or Ellora’s Cave.


So take a minute and talk to me. About anything. 🙂 Once you’re finished here, keep hopping to find more great books for your TBR list, and for more chances to win. Thanks for stopping by — enjoy the hop!

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Wet and Wild Blog Hop — 108 Comments

  1. Thank you for being part of this amazing hop. Thank you for the amazing and generous giveaway! I really would love to win this!


  2. Both your books sound great, and I love books set in summer as well. A lot more interest when they can leave the house!!

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

  3. This is my first time reading a teaser where in the woman admitted that she has fake boobs… Though the guy doesn’t seem to mind it…

    Gloxina_Keya (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Thank you for this chance!!!

  4. Loved the excerpt and will definitely be purchasing Body of Work soon.


  5. Thank you for being part of this hop. You like indoor sex how about outdoor sex in a dugout LOL!!! yup did that way back in high school. It was exicting!!
    Irene Rosa

  6. Loved the excerpt, enjoying going through the list of new authors for me, thanks for the contest.

  7. Have to agree with your post…..nothing like outdoor sex. Not sure if it’s the excitement of being outside with nature or the chance of getting caught. Loved the excerpt for this book! Couldn’t it have been a little longer??? 🙂 Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

    • Hi Jessie!
      I’m so glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Nope, couldn’t make it any longer, 😉 but I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the scene (and many more, lol) if you pick up the book. Happy reading!

  8. Loved the excerpt! Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  9. Thanks for the excerpt! Body of Work sounds like a fantastic read.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

    • Hi Jeannie 🙂

      Glad you enjoyed the excerpt! I decided to give away a second prize since there were so many awesome comments. So…think about which of my three books you’d like to have and I’ll send it to you! Look for my email on Monday, May 27th. 🙂

  10. Yum, warm weather is definitely fun! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  11. New to blog hops, and so far this is a blast! Seeing lots of new sites and authors and some books I definitely want to add to the to-be-read list. Oh my, it’s a mountain already. A range of mountains. I’d better pack a lunch.

    sheri[no space]savill[AT]gmail[dot](com)

  12. Oh this hop is probably going to bankrupt me..lol. Both of these books sound great and I’ll need to add them to my to-read list as well as start stalking your blog.


  13. I think risk always adds a certain spice to sex. Outdoors is OK, but the bugs can be a problem. I personally appreciate a little office quickie.


  14. Okay if I wasn’t hot already I surely am now, excuse me while I go throw myself into my freezer :).


  15. These sound like great, hot reads. Will definitely have to check them out.

  16. alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

    The prizes are great! Thank you for entering the hop!

  17. Thanks for the stop!

    I am super excited you are part of it! You are a new author to me and I am excited to add your books to my tbr 🙂


  18. Great excerpt, love the covers. Thx for the hop stop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  19. Great hop!!! Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to find more authors to stalk (ahem) I mean love! 🙂

    • Lol, stalk away, Terry! But don’t be shy, if you find me on Twitter or Facebook, make sure you say hi, because I love to chat. 🙂

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! This is a great hop!! I’ve already found a few books to add to my to be read list.

  21. I love this blog hop so much! So many authors that I love are participating! So many more that I’m excited to discover!
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  22. Oh that excerpt of Body of Work just raised the temp in here, man is it hot in here. That just went on the top of my list of must haves!


  23. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!
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  24. Love to read …love new authors and your excerpt says READ ME! how fun thanks for the HOP.

  25. Thanks for the giveaway!! Awesome blog hop.
    Having done some semi-outdoorsy stuff, I have to say I don’t love the risk factor, but it certainly is hot to read about.

    xx_serenity_xx AT hotmail DOT com

  26. Very hot! I’m quite a fan of the great outdoors as well.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  27. Super intrigued about your books! May just have to pick one up for a review!!

    Blog Hop Stop #3

  28. What a hot excerpt! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  29. Thanks for the hop. Wet and Wild sounds great right about now. We have a lot of wet rain for a week straight not a lot of wild though:)

  30. Wow. That one is certainly going on my list! Thanks for the teaser 😉

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  31. Game Plan sounds hot! I love when things leave the bedroom 😉

    Thanks for being on the hop!

  32. You are such a TEEEASE! I NEED to know how that scene concludes.
    I’m loving this hop, so many great authors and delicious reads to explore. Thanks for sharing!

  33. i love blog hop i stumble on here form fb and and found some great gift and authors thanks for hopping
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  34. Love the excerpt! This hop is going to be so dangerous for me and my wish list and more than likely my bank account. I have just recently gotten into the more erotica themed books and of course have to have them all!

    Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Best wishes,

  35. What an awesome excerpt. Oh my god.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you have a great Memorial Day Weekend! I love the covers and the excerpt was great! Did you have input on the covers?
    jessangil at gmail dot com

    • Hi Jessica,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the hop and hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. 🙂

      To answer your question about having input on the covers — essentially, no. Each publisher has their own method, but at EC, the author fills out an information form about the book and the cover artists work from that information. Their goal is to create an eye-catching cover that depicts the general tone of the story (rather than matching specific details of characters’ appearances, for example). I’ve been very pleased with the three covers I’ve received so far! 🙂

  37. I’m loving the hop! The only problem is that my TBR pile is growing fast 😉
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  38. Wow! Loved the excerpt! Thank you for the great giveaway!
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  39. Nice excerpt….I am definitely interested in reading more to the story. Hopefully I will win the GC to buy it 🙂
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  40. great cover and excerpt thanks for the giveaway! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  41. This is an amazing hop and I’ve found so many hot books to add to my tbr list!

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  42. Thanks for participating in the hop! I’m having so much fun!

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  43. Thanks for sharing the giveaway! Such awesome prizes! a wonderful start to the summer!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  44. Great excerpt!! I cant wait to read more! Sounds fantastic! Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! Its tons of fun!

  45. I am a proponent of the great outdoors, I take it as a personal obligation to share my passion for nature with others.


  46. So happy to have some time to hop today. Your books sound great.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com