Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MIDWEEK TEASE~9~

Happy Hump Day! MidWeek Tease is hosted each week by the lovely Angelica Dawson. It's time to tease you with a scene from Sex Is The Best Medicine, my novella which will be released on it's own March 29th! My hero has agoraphobia and has been working to stay out in the world longer and longer each time. He's making some nice progress while out on a date with my heroine who is a huge thrill seeker...




As Kate regaled him with tales of the ER, he watched her, memorizing every detail. The candor in her voice, how her expressions changed from serious to amused to mock horror in a matter of seconds as she described the different patients coming and going and their interactions with the medical staff. How her dark brown eyes shone with humor, the curve of her jaw, the small freckle on the top of her left breast close to where her cleavage came together. He knew from the picture she’d sent that it would be another demi bra pushing that particular freckle into his line of sight from under her dark green sequined baby doll blouse. And all he could think about was how he was going to lick his way down, starting with special attention on that one, frustrating lonely freckle.

Ya, he was so screwed.

“Wait,” he said catching a phrase that struck absolute horror within him. “What?”

“A bunch of my friends and I are going base-jumping from the Burro Creek Bridge off of Highway 93 next month. Want to come with us?”

“No fucking way,” he said a bit too loudly then lowered his voice. “Kate. You can’t be serious. That’s too God damn dangerous.”

A frown marred her perfect features. She set her wine glass down and leaned forward. “Of course I’m serious. Base-jumping is a very serious sport. I can assure you that all safety precautions are taken. The people I’m going with are professionals, Grant. Not amateurs. And I need not remind you that I don’t need your permission to go. Just because we slept together one time, doesn’t mean you control me.” Her tone was angry, her dark brown eyes hard. “My parents tried to control me for years, attempting to mold me into what they wanted me to be. I don’t do controlling. Not for you, not for anyone.”

Grant tried to contain the panic rising within his chest. The thought of her jumping off a bridge a few hundred feet off the ground tethered to nothing but a fucking string terrified him, but he had to get a grip on his rising horror. He didn’t want to risk losing her over his irrational fears.

He took a long, slow swallow of his whiskey and allowed the amber liquid to burn his throat and soothe his frayed nerves. There had to be a way to convince her not to go, but he decided now wasn’t the time to fight that particular battle. “You’re right, of course. I’m sorry. I’m just a bit freaked out by what could happen. And I care about you too much to lose you.”

Kate’s features softened. “Ah, Grant. You can’t obsess over the negative aspects of what might never happen. You should come,” she encouraged with a smile. “It might help you get over some of your fears about your parent’s death.”

“No way in hell would you ever catch me jumping off anything,” he said emphatically.

Kate laughed. “Well, it isn’t for everyone,” she agreed.

He placed his hand on her knee just under the hem of her short black skirt. “There are other things I’d like to do with you,” he said, voice low and husky. He traced small circles on her inner thigh. “To you.”

She sucked in a sharp breath and her knees opened a bit wider, allowing him greater access. Her eyes darkened in challenge. “Oh?”

“We can stay for dessert, or.” His hand slid higher, fingering the edge of lace that barred him from what he really wanted to taste.

Their waiter walked by and Kate grabbed his arm, halting him. “Check, please.”


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That's all I have for now! Below is the blurb and the link where you can pre-order on Amazon! Have an amazing day everyone! And don't forget to stop by and read all the other great teases by some talented and amazing authors. Link is on the bottom.


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BLURB



When adventurous and sexy becomes the most thrilling dare of all...

Conservative psychiatrist, Grant Anderson plays by the rules, believing he's in complete control of his own deep, dark compulsions. Just on the brink of making a life-altering decision, a minor accident lands him in the emergency room. Encountering the irresistible and outrageous Kate Sumner changes everything for the stuffy psychiatrist. Suddenly, the fun-loving, adventure-seeking nurse tempts Grant in ways he's never known, daring him to forgo all inhibitions and expectations. Will the doctor learn that pleasure is the world's best medicine?

Available for pre-order here:

https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Best-Medicine-Contemporary-Medical-ebook/dp/B01N7N0B25/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1483516216&sr=8-3&keywords=sex+is+the+best+medicine




Kathleen 💋
 


Saturday, December 31, 2016

#SEXYSNIPPETS~8



Happy New Year! This is the first #SexySnippets of 2017!! I want to thank the lovely Doris O'Connor for hosting us each week and putting everything together.  This week's snippet comes from my upcoming release, Chicks Dig Scars, which has an April, 2017 release date. It's still unedited, so be kind.





All alone at this time of night creeped her out. Normally, if she were the last to leave the hospital this late, she’d have security escort her to her car. Her blinding grief and pain drove her to leave so fast, that she’d forgotten the time of day. Grabbing her key fob from her purse she quickly unlocked the door to her Camry and slid in behind the wheel.

“Rachel, there’s no time to lose. You must get over to my house right away,” Seamus said as he materialized in the front passenger seat beside her with a burst of blinding light. There was an urgency to his gentle Irish lilt that’s she’d never heard before.

Somehow, Rachel wasn’t surprised at Seamus’ sudden appearance. Maybe this whole I’m your dead patient and I’m going to haunt you thing was growing on her.

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That's all I have for now! Here's a bit more about my upcoming release~

BLURB


When death steps in...

Committed and compassionate intensive care nurse, Rachel O'Dea will do anything to save her patients. But when she loses a kind and loving man whom she forged a fatherly relationship with, Rachel unravels.

...or so everyone thinks.

The calm and soothing voices Rachel hears and the apparitions she sees are of the deceased man and his late wife as they navigate and persuade her to make important choices in her life, leading her right where she's supposed to be.

Free clinic doctor, Devon Jameson, needs more hands on deck. He can't possibly handle all the medical cases alone. When Rachel walks in, volunteering her services, he knows he has no choice other than to take her on board as she proves her worth when a pediatric trauma is left on his doorstep and there’s no one else to assist. As the two begin working together, their lives intertwine and the attraction intensifies. Scarred deeply by their past and their pain, Rachel and Devon begin a future only angels could predict.


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As always, comments are welcome and encouraged. I'd love to know what you think! Don't forget to stop by and check out the other #SexySnippets from the other participating authors this week. They can be found here: 


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Kathleen 💋

Friday, December 30, 2016

~HAPPY NEW YEAR FACEBOOK HOP~




Welcome to the Happy New Year Facebook Hop, hosted by @Love Kissed Book Bargains!

With tons of prizes from over 150 authors and bloggers, including Amazon gift cards, it's a great way to spend New Years Weekend!
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Today I'm giving away THREE Starbucks Gift baskets!!! Every book lover's dream. They look like this:







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Good luck and I hope everyone has a  safe and Happy New Year weekend!


Kathleen 💋

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

~THURSDAY FUNNY~



New Year's resolutions anyone? LOL. I started back on my exercise and healthy eating program on Monday. Exercise is sheer torture... If it were up to me, this would be my exercise routine 😂




After I get back into the routine my body hurts so bad. Logically, I know it's a release of lactic acid into the muscle tissue, but damn! My husband teases me because I'm such a baby about the soreness. Usually, his response is something like this:


LOL. He's always saying it's a "good soreness" but I have to disagree. So tomorrow I know I will be looking a bit like this and unable to move:



So... do you have any New Year's Resolutions? Drop me a comment. I'd love to know what you're planning for 2017!

Kathleen 💋

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

MIDWEEK TEASE~8~

Good morning and happy Hump Day!! It's time for your weekly tease, the brain child of Angelica Dawson. A special thanks to Angelica for hosting us each week. This week's tease comes from my yet untitled wip.  My Phoenix just found out her sexual powers of persuasion aren't working on her new assignment and now we are in my exiled Navy doctor's point of view...this is unedited so please be kind. :)





Sam stared at the beautiful creature before him; anger and lust a heady combination. He struggled to keep balance. No way in hell did he need this…this whatever the fuck she was to remind him of the events that had led him to his ostracism from society. The details of which were none of her fucking business. The accusations of the U.S. government that had ended in a court marshal and dishonorable discharge from the Navy he’d given his entire life to had crushed him. The disappointment and accusation in his father’s gaze the last time he’d seen him rose before in Sam’s memory. Sam shook his head to clear it of the ugliness of that day. No matter how hard he’d tried to explain that his classified lab research had been stolen, used to murder thousands of innocent people in the South Pacific. The only thing that had saved him from being thrown in the brink was the lack of concrete evidence to prove Sam was the one at fault. But he knew. Knew the truth of what had happened.

His gaze shifted to the creature before him. She rubbed her wrists, confusion in her eyes. Eyes the color of a polished Tiger’s Eye—alternating bands of rich yellow and golden brown. Ghastly purplish marks marred her creamy skin from where he’d grabbed her. Guilt tore through his gut along with an undercurrent of surprise. He hadn’t expected this being to be vulnerable. She’d exuded nothing but confidence and oozed seductive power since she’d shown up here unannounced. Something deep inside him softened.

“I’m sorry.” He scraped a hand through his damp hair. “I didn’t mean to hurt you.” His voice sounded rusty from disuse, even to his own ears. Evidence of just how alone he’d been for so long. “Agent…whatever your name is. Your Council’s problems aren’t my concern. So leave,” he ground out. “Now.”

“Wilder,” she said and smiled. Confident mask in place once more. “Agent Tatum Wilder, Captain Murphy.”

A simple curve of her lips and Sam’s knees nearly buckled. A warmth and sunny brilliance shone through. Wilder… The name suited her, he thought. Sam remembered the scent of her as she’d stood so near, touching him. She smelled of sunshine, pure, natural radiant sunshine. Sam did a double take. What the hell did sunshine even smell like? He wasn’t making any sense. Damn succubus or whatever the fuck she was must have scrambled his brains a bit when she’d touched him.

He stiffened his spine and held his footing in a weak attempt to keep his knees from buckling. Never in his life had he witnessed anything so beautiful. She reached out and caressed his bearded cheek with tentative fingers. Dimly, wondered how’d she’d gotten so close to him. Hadn’t he just shoved her across the room? An undercurrent of electricity pulsed through her fingertips.

“This isn’t exactly how this was supposed to play out. I had envisioned a night of hot, steamy sex, wrought with nothing but pleasure,” she said. Regret colored her words. “But since my powers of seduction aren’t working on you,” she dropped her hand and mumbled something under her breath that sounded like “damn atchoo”. She turned and planted herself on his couch and flipped her long fiery hair over her shoulder. “Guess we will have to do this the old fashioned way,” she grumbled, clearly put out. “Will you at least listen carefully to what I have to say?”

She’d lost him at hot, steamy sex.


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That's all I have for now. Comments are always welcome. Please stop by the other authors participating in this week's Tease. Link is below.

Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day!
Kathleen 💋