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Title: Sweet Victory: A Novella (His Wicked Games #2.5)
Author: Ember Casey
Release date: November 19th, 2013
Genre: Erotic Romance / Steamy Contemporary Romance
A His Wicked Games novella coming November 19th, 2013.
One night. One game. One wicked experience they’ll never forget… It’s Lily and Calder’s first night in their new apartment—and Calder proposes a steamy showdown that’s certain to leave both of them breathless. In a challenge like this, things are sure to get heated—but neither of them can be prepared for the surprises that await them as their ultimate game unfolds…
“This is the last of it.”
Calder’s voice draws my eyes up from the bookshelf I’m attempting to assemble. He’s standing in the doorway holding a cardboard box with the word “Miscellaneous” scrawled across it in Sharpie.
I grin. “Then it’s official?”
He meets my smile with one of his own. “It’s official.”
I leap up and run over to him. He barely has time to drop the box on the counter before I jump into his arms. My arms go around his neck, my legs around his waist. He stumbles back a step, laughing as he holds me up.
“We live together,” I whisper. “We really and truly live together.”
And before he has the chance to respond, I’m kissing him. It seems only right; after nearly six months of dating, Calder Cunningham and I have finally decided to take things to the next level. A week ago we signed the lease on an apartment together, and tonight, for the first time, we will be calling the same place home.
“Mmm,” he says against my lips. “What do you say we christen this place?”
He doesn’t wait for my answer. He carries me across the room, toward the one corner of the apartment that isn’t covered in boxes or disassembled furniture. I kiss his cheeks, his jaw, his neck as we move, not even bothered that I’m sweaty and smelly from a long day spent hauling everything we own up three flights of stairs. It doesn’t matter where we are or how disgusting I feel—one touch from Calder and I’m lost.
He lowers me to the floor. I dig my fingers into his hair as he presses me down against the carpet.
“Aren’t you tired?” I tease.
“Exhausted,” he says between playful nips at my neck.
He bites me a little harder. “Starving.”
I laugh and tighten my legs around his waist. Oh, yes—I can feel exactly how starved he is.
“You know,” I murmur against his ear. “I bought a housewarming gift for you…”
“Did you now?”
He captures my mouth with his own, sucking my bottom lip between his teeth. I shiver and dig my nails into his back, abandoning myself for the moment to the taste of him, the smell of him, the feel of him. How is it possible, to want him this much even now? Wasn’t this fluttery, head-over-heels sensation supposed to fade months ago?
I pull away from him, panting.
“Your present’s in one of the suitcases,” I breathe. “I was going to wear it for you tonight.”
“Mmm,” he says, his eyes darkening in pleasure. “Sounds promising.”
“It’s completely sheer.”
“Very, very promising.”
I draw in a breath as his lips find my ear. “You know, you’re going to have to get off of me if you want to see it.”
“Get off? When I already have you right where I want you?” He grinds against me, drawing a gasp from my lungs. “The way I see it, this place has four rooms—”
“Five if you count the bathroom.”
“…and I plan on having you in every one before the night is over.” He moves against me again, then leans down to whisper directly my ear. “Bathroom last. I have a feeling we’re both going to need a nice long shower.”
About the Author:
Ember Casey is a twenty-something writer who lives in Atlanta, Georgia in a den of iniquity (or so she likes to tell people). When she’s not writing steamy romances, you can find her whipping up baked goods (usually of the chocolate variety), traveling (her bucket list is infinite), or generally causing trouble (because somebody has to do it).
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