A combustible snippet!


My first week of break has been spent battling the plague—luckily, there are worse things than napping in the afternoon and going to bed early with my new Nook Glowlight. I seem to be gaining ground on the germs, and managed to submit the YA and tackle edits for Chapter 1 of an MM Romance!

This week”s snippet picks up shortly after the one I posted the week before last, which is here if you missed it.

Janet has just taken Ross into a semi-private room at the club. He wasn’t very happy about it at first…

His mind stopped processing everything except the man striding in his direction. He had to be six three, and when he got closer, Ross thought he probably had a Japanese grandfather. He was gorgeous, with his long black hair, simple black suit, and smoky gaze.

“May I have a word?”

The man’s voice was even smokier than his gaze, and Ross already felt as though he were a heartbeat away from bursting into flame. He nodded, and a firm hand on his lower back guided him off to the side of the room. The man stopped in the center of an ornate oriental rug and looked Ross over appreciatively.

“I practice Shibari. You have heard of it?”

Thanks for reading!

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snip sundayNext week I’ll be visiting Brita Addams and the gang over at Cup O Porn, with a holiday giveaway at each stop! Hope to see you there!


Getting lucky!


I made it through finals, now I just have to hold my breath another few days to find out whether/how much this term’s psycho instructors damaged my GPA. Not a one posted early this term. *grumbles*
Until then, I’ll be catching up on my reading, writing, and cleaningnot necessarily in that order (although cleaning usually does come in last!).

Today’s snippet is from Curious Sustenance.  Ross and Miles have been out of the spotlight since the Advent Calendar was released, and I kinda miss ’em (plus, the story I’m working on right now is YA and not all that seductive ;)). Since it’s still Friday the 13th for a few more hours, this week’s post continues my lucky theme of the day.  You can probably guess the context… 😉

ROSS WOKE up nestled in Miles’s arms, his head resting on the most perfect chest. He didn’t dare open his eyes. If it was all a dream, it didn’t have to end just yet. Forever might be long enough—then again, it might not. Miles was tall and deceptively lean to the eye, but his strength was very apparent beneath Ross’s cheek. His hard body was covered with the silkiest skin—it literally reminded Ross of silk with its supple strength.

He risked a deep breath, still unwilling to do anything to disturb Miles, or his own comfort, his head filing with the intoxicating scent of that luscious skin; Miles smelled earthy and a little spicy, with a hint of something fruity in the background. He could survive very well on a steady diet of that scent.

Thanks for reading (and ignoring my creative punctuation!)!

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Used to be curious…

7f2a6-long_seductivesns_rednblackIt’s that time again—snippet day! Time to share 8 sentences from a piece of fiction, whether it’s a work in progress or a finished and published story or something completely different. Thanks for visiting mine—clicking on the links or pix will take you to linky lists of more great snippets!

This little taste of Curious Sustenance picks up shortly after last week’s, which is here if you missed it.

Amethyst is a close friend of Janet’s who, you may remember, is Ross’s best friend and workout buddy.

“Come with me,” Janet patted Ross’s thigh and smiled. “We’re going to Amethyst’s private rooms. Again, you don’t have to do anything unless you want to.”

Ross let her pull him halfway across the floor and stopped her at the door. “Are you going to do anything?”

“Probably not, but I love to watch Ami’s scenes. She’s very imaginative.” Janet winked and went through the door, and Ross felt he had no choice but to follow.


Thanks for reading!

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Curious yet?

7f2a6-long_seductivesns_rednblackWow, this will be the last snippet before Curious Sustenance is released! It feels like sending my sweet innocent five year old off to her first day of high school! I know, that’s a little over the top, get back to me next weekend and see if I’m prepared to issue a retraction or if I’m still in a chocolate coma.

This snippet picks up shortly after last week’s, which is here if you missed it.

Janet and Ross have just left the foyer lined with the red curtains. She was smart, and linked her arm through his so he couldn’t make a mad dash for the exit. 😉

She waved to a couple sitting in a conversation pit to their left, and Ross heard a moan to his right. Across the room, right outside an alcove in the corner, a nude man sat tied to a chair while a leather-clad woman teased him with a riding crop.

“This is a sex club,” Ross hissed into Janet’s ear. “You brought me to a sex club?”

She pulled him the last few steps to the bar and found them two empty stools. The stools were freestanding, and a few didn’t match; it was like being in someone’s living room while they were having a theme party. Before Janet had time to answer, his eyes grew wide and he leaned in even closer.

“You’re in a sex club?”

Thanks for reading!

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snip sundayIf you’d like to read Curious Sustenance but don’t have an unlimited book budget (like me!), catch up with me on my Little Side of Kink Blog Tour—I’d love for you to win one! You can find the whole schedule here.


“A Little Side of Kink” Blog Tour!

Cover-CuriousSustenanceBy this time next week, Curious Sustenance will be released! I can hardly believe it’s already this close, but November 20th is just a week away. I planned ahead for this, though, and not only by stocking up on chocolate. I’ll be visiting some of the blogs I go to for the skinny on my favorite authors, and I’ve planned a few surprises along the promo trail. I hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Dianne Hartsock’s Kink Month post—it’s too gorgeous to miss!

Tour Stops:

November 15…………………………………………………… The Novel Approach

November 20…………………………………………….. Guys Like Romance Too!

November 21………………………………………………………………… Cup O Porn

November 21……………………. Release Party on the Dreamspinner Blog!

November 24………………………………………………… Goodreads Chat Event

November 26………………………………………………………………. Joyfully Jay

November 29……………………………………………………………………. Sid Love

November 30……………………………………………………….It’s Raining Men!


Not so fast, bub!

Hello and welcome to another snippet from my Romance with a side of kink, Curious Sustenance.

This picks up almost immediately after last week’s, which ended with Ross backing toward the door. The large man attached to the voice had just said hello to Ross’s workout buddy, Janet. (Read it here if you’d like.)


A very male voice pulled Ross away from the door, a voice with the right mix of silk and whiskey to tickle him in a nice place. The large man attached to it let the red curtain opposite them fall closed and sauntered in with an athletic grace that had Ross re-evaluating his plans to flee. If the man hadn’t practically stepped out of one of his own fantasies, Ross would’ve been a little afraid; he hadn’t noticed the other man was there.

“Parker, meet my friend [Ross]—he’s new, so be nice.”

“I’m always nice.” Parker smiled at Ross as he looked him over, those three little words sounding like nothing if not an invitation. “Have a good time.”

snip sundayThanks for reading!

For more snippets head to the usual haunts: Seductive Studs and Sirens, Weekend Writing Warriors, and Snippet Sunday!

I hope you’ve been enjoying Kink Month so far! Be sure to stop by on Monday for Bru Baker’s post (read it while you’re alone!), and Wednesday with Dianne Hartsock and one of the prettiest kinks I’ve ever seen!

Oh, I almost forgot! Next Friday (Nov. 15th) my blog tour is starting at The Novel Approach! I can’t quite believe it’s coming up so fast, but it is! I’ll be talking about the unconventional sex club featured in Curious Sustenance, and giving away a copy. If you stop by, take a look around before you leave–TNA is a great place full of warm and lovely people.

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Are you blushing?

Happy Caturday, kinksters!

It’s time for another 8 sentences from as many amazing authors as you can handle over one weekend (and me :)). Throughout November—Kink Month—all my snippets will be from Curious Sustenance. I’ll make them as kinky as possible without giving too much away.

This week our hero, Ross, and his workout buddy, Janet, are going to her favorite club—which just so happens to be a sexy little place where anything can happen at any time. Ross thinks they’re just going out for drinks, but is about to get a big surprise.


“You can stay anonymous. And since you have those luscious green eyes, you’ll be hiding behind the name Hunter.” Janet smiled and gently pulled his top button open before taking Ross by the hand and heading for the door.

On the other side of the red door was a foyer lined with red velvet curtains. Janet passed her coat and purse to a pretty young man on the other side of a counter. It was as if they’d stepped onto the set of an old porn flick. Brad had been on an oldies kick not long ago, and the fake potted palm in the corner, muted lighting, and shirtless boy behind the counter wearing a red bow tie the exact color of the curtains reminded him of one of those flicks. He backed toward the door.


Thanks for reading!

Don’t forget to hop around for more bite-sized morsels of fiction: Seductive Studs and Sirens, Weekend Writing Warriors, and Snippet Sunday!


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Romance with a side of kink!

I’d planned on posting tomorrow, maybe during a study break. A little something about Kink Month and maybe something random about the novel manuscript I’ve just about finished–but instead I have an amazing book cover to share! Just got my release date for this baby–November 20th!–and I couldn’t wait to get it out there.

This Friday is November 1st so I’ll be kicking off Kink Month and post a schedule, and beginning Saturday every November snippet will be from this story. November’s gonna be fun!

Impatiently Yours, Your Unwritten Novel

A strange e-mail popped up in my inbox yesterday. It was from my unwritten novel. The strange part? My first thought was “which one now?”

The e-mail was from the great folks at NaNoWriMo. NaNo is fun, but I won’t be participating this year. I already have three unfinished novels biting at my ankles—and those are only the ones I’m planning to finish within the next six months (or so :)).

This November won’t be NaNo in my world—it’ll be Kink Month! What does that mean? Well, it’s the theme for the month leading up to the release of my “Romance with a side of kink”—Curious Sustenance—but otherwise, your guess is as good as mine! I’ve invited a few friends over and given them free rein, so it’ll be a surprise for everyone!

My aim is to have a few conversations about the things some of us don’t talk about every day, and have a little fun. Oh, and give away a few things—books, yes (because it’s impossible to have “enough” books), but also some cute, flirty, and useful stuff. More about that later. For now, I have a question for you.

What would you like to talk about during Kink Month?

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A snippet that goes both ways

long_SeductiveSnS_TransparentIt’s Saturday again, so that means more snippets!

Welcome to everyone visiting via the TRS 10th Anniversary Party—I hope you have a good time here, and find a new author or two to enjoy on the hop.

This week I’m posting from Curious Sustenance, and continuing the theme of supporting characters. Next week is Bi Pride Week, so I chose a gal who doesn’t only play for one team, although you wouldn’t really know it from this bit. This snippet is near the beginning. The “he” is my MC, Ross, and he’s just been rescued from a bad break-up and an empty trophy house by his best friend and work-out buddy, Janet.

This has been through one edit, so I only recommend squinting one eye when you read it. 😉

When he returned to the living room, wearing low-tech blue sweats and an oversized UFC t-shirt, she greeted him with a big bowl of zero-point taco soup and a half-dozen things to top it with. He heaped his bowl with some of everything and wolfed it down while they decided which movie to watch.

Halfway through the latest Sandra Bullock flick, which on any other day he would’ve loved, Ross slid so his head rested on Janet’s shoulder. He whined when she rested her head against his.

“You’re very appealing. There’s nothing wrong with you, at any weight. You’re a sweet, gorgeous hunk of man and if you weren’t gay we’d be so naked right now. And I’ll keep telling you that until you believe it so don’t worry about arguing, okay?”

Thanks for reading!

You know what to do: if it’s Saturday check out Seductive Studs & Sirens, and on Sunday visit Weekend Writing Warriors and one of the coolest Facebook groups I know, Snippet Sunday!

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