Oh my goodness! Where did this week go? It’s already that time again! What time, you ask! It’s Mid-Week Tease time! As most of you know, I love this blog post feature that Author Sandra Bunino hosts and allows me, and others, to participate in every week. Mid-Week Tease allows us authors to share a snippet of a new release, a backlisted title or a WIP. Aside from having the opportunity to share a little part of my own work, I also get to read snippets of other authors and get to be introduced to amazing authors and books. Come along for the ride!
Since November 1, I’ve been plugging away at a story that has been sitting with me for well over a year now. The characters have talked to me on a daily basis and I have a notebook full of research, scene ideas and dialogue. Thanks to #Nanowrimo I’ve forced myself to sit down and get this story told! And I couldn’t be happier. Drew and Becca play off each other so well. It’s been fun to finally sit down and write for them. Last week, I gave you a snippet from the beginning of the story when Becca and Drew first meet. This week I’m giving you a peek into the time Drew runs into Becca at the Red Barn – a country line dancing bar. She’s standing at the bar ordering beers for her and a friend when Drew spots her. Enjoy! (And please be kind, this is an unedited rough draft.) © Jessica Jayne
“Funny meeting you here, Blondie,” he whispered, leaning down close to her ear. Her body shuddered at his words and he realized that she recognized his voice. That made his cock thicken even more. She could play hard to get, but he affected her just as much as she affected him. And that thought made him heady.
Turning her head just slightly, her lips sat just inches away from his. It took all the strength Drew could muster to keep from pressing his lips to hers. He wanted to taste her. He wanted to kiss her. He wanted to do so many things to her and with her. From the moment he met her, she stirred something in him… something that made him want more. What that more was he wasn’t entirely sure. All he knew was he wanted to get to know her. Sure, he wanted between her legs… more than anything… but it was more than that.
“My name’s not Blondie, Andy,” she said with a cocky smile. Her minty breath hit him in the face. Her green eyes sparkled as her gaze traveled over his face, clearly assessing his reaction to her calling him Andy. Her smile had Drew’s knees buckle just a bit. It was so sexy. He wondered if that same smile would be plastered on her face when he sunk deep inside her. God, he wanted this woman. With his face still close to her ear, her vanilla scent enveloped him and his cock twitched in his pants.
“You’ll always be Blondie to me,” he said, burying his nose in her hair and inhaling slowly. “I’ll even contemplate letting you call me Andy if you let me take you out on the dance floor on the next slow song.” Her breath stopped at his words.
“What? No ass kicking? I thought ‘Andy’ was forbidden,” she said, with a hint of sarcasm. His hand slid down her bare arm, down to her hip and he pulled her back against him. Her eyes widened and a slight gasp escaped as her backside came into contact with his pelvis. Her softness against his hardness felt like heaven.
“There’s plenty of forbidden things I want to do to you, Blondie,” he breathed into her ear. “But kicking your ass isn’t at the top of that long list though wrestling could be some interesting foreplay.” Her breath hitched in her chest and her eyes fluttered closed momentarily.
If you missed last week’s tease, you may have missed my vision of Drew Hayworth. Don’t sweat it. Colin Wayne is my inspiration for this character and if you don’t know Colin Wayne, you should! Find him here: http://www.colinwayne.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/colinwayneofficial. But the picture below is the one that made Drew a reality for me! 🙂
Hope you enjoyed this little snippet into my latest WIP because I am so enjoying writing it. Click on the link below to find the amazing authors that are participating with me in this week’s Mid-Week Tease! Enjoy!
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Today, I welcome Evie Knight to the Spicy Butterfly Garden. She’s here today to introduce us to her new Evernight Publishing release, Ariel’s Song. Not only is she giving us a sneak peak into her wonderful story, but she’s also got a killer giveaway going on. Don’t miss out! Welcome, Evie! So glad to have you here.
Thank you so much, Jessica, for hosting me today and letting me share with your readers my new release titled, Ariel’s Song.
To celebrate the launch of my new release, I have a tour wide giveaway and I’m also gifting an ecopy of Ariel’s Song to one lucky commenter at each blog stop.
About Ariel’s Song:
Colin Hoskins, famous classical violinist, is tainted by his past. Angry at life, unable to move beyond the betrayal of his dead fiancé, he’s sworn off performing or falling in love ever again. All Colin wants is to be left alone, except no one listens. Especially the pretty little assistant he can’t fire and his body burns to claim.
Stranded in a foreign country, bankrupted heiress Ariel Parks needs a job to fund her way home. Assistant of sorts to the musician she’s fantasized about for years sounds like a dream job. She never imagined the gorgeous genius would be a reclusive beast. But the real problem is the way every nerve in her body tingles at the mention of his name.
Ariel regained her composure. “No questions. However, I think we need to set some ground rules.” She crossed the room to the bay window opposite from him. “If I’m going to be your assistant, there are some things we can’t do.” She ran her index finger along the edge of the window then placed her tote on the side table next to it. “For starters—” She turned and bumped into his strong chest.
“Enlighten me,” Colin said.
Her heart skipped a beat as she lifted her gaze to him, lingering on his mouth before she met his eyes. Ariel fought the need to kiss him again. How would she ever pull this off when he looked at her with those eyes? Colin trapped her between the bay window and him. He hadn’t touched her yet, but the heat radiating from him being so close ensnared her all the same. Ariel shifted on her feet, trying to set an inch or two of distance between them.
“For starters what, Ariel?” Colin placed a hand on either side of her, making it harder for her to escape. At her silence, he asked, “Are you going to answer me?”
“This.” Ariel rested a hand on his chest, to push him away, his warmth burning her palm. “If we’re going to work together, there won’t be any touching.” Her fingertips tingled at the thrum of his heartbeat. Colin glanced at her hand on his chest. Shit. She curled her fingers into a fist. What was she doing feeling his hard muscles?
“You mean you don’t want me to touch you like this?” He gripped her waist, and she jerked at the unexpected contact.
The heat of his grasp on her waist seeped through the thin layer of her clothes, stirring her insides. “Yes.” She shook her head. “No.”
Colin angled his head, closing the distance. “What else?” he asked, his lips a breath away from hers.
She closed her eyes. “There can’t be any more kiss—”
He closed his mouth on hers, not demanding, just giving. Colin drew her in, teasing until she asked for more. Ariel didn’t have the willpower to resist him, not when he kissed her like this. Not when she’d fantasized about being in his arms for ages. Damned temptation. Nothing went as planned. She ran her hands up his arms, yearning to touch his hair, allowing herself the small pleasure. Ariel tangled her fingers in his hair, pressing her breasts against his chest.
To continue reading what happens next, visit my next blog stop tomorrow at: Erotic Romance News
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Evie Knight writes wickedly sexy contemporary romances with irresistible bad boys, sassy heroines, a bit of conflict, humor and a dash of spice. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time blogging, reading, listening to music, or looking for a muse.
She lives in sunny Southern California.
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Tour wide giveaway is a Kindle or $70 Amazon gift card – OPEN INTERNATIONALLY
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