Welcome to the the Between the Sheets Blog Tour, featuring 4 steamy excerpts from Jodi Ellen Malpas, C.C. Gibbs, Cecilia Tan and Kate McKinley!
THIS MAN CONFESSED by Jodi Ellen Malpas (January 21, 2014; Forever Trade Paperback; $15.00)
Ava and Jesse are getting married. The Manor is filled with guests as the couple weds in the very place where their passionate love affair began. While Ava understands she’ll never tame Jesse–and wouldn’t want to–she believes his troubles are now behind him. But on what should be the happiest day of her life, Ava is faced with new problems. Her brother, Dan, disapproves of her marriage and is determined to make her see that Jesse isn’t the man she thinks he is. Could there be truth to his words? Is Jesse hiding another dark secret? Ava loves Jesse deeply, but has she bound herself to a man who cherishes her and will take her to the edge of ecstasy–or to the brink of despair?
Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, UK, where she lives with her family. Working for the family construction business fulltime and with the prospect of taking it over once her father retired, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing a novel until it became impossible. She finally found the time and courage to release her creative streak and in October 2012 self-published This Man as an e-book. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters, notably Mr. Jesse Ward, the Lord of the Manor, and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Two months later, Jodi made the decision to give up her day job to concentrate on her new and very unexpected career in writing.
ALL HE NEEDS by C.C. Gibbs (December 17, 2013; Forever Trade Paperback; $12.00)
Brilliant. Wealthy. Powerful. Dominic Knight is one of the hottest tech developers in the world–and the most demanding lover Kate Hart has ever known. Whether in the boardroom or the bedroom, he is always in charge. But there is one thing he cannot control: Kate’s fiery heart…
As a master in her field, talented Kate surpassed Dominic’s wildest expectations. As a woman of uncommon intelligence and beauty, she unlocked something deep within him. Yet since their professional relationship–and erotically charged affair–came to an end, the fire in him has only grown stronger.
Now, the man who has everything will do whatever it takes to reclaim the woman he lost. From Boston and Paris to Singapore and San Francisco, he will lure Kate back into his elite world of privilege and passion. Together, they will test the limits of desire and the boundaries of discipline. For both, this is uncharted territory–naked, reckless, and uninhibited. But when Dominic’s deadliest enemies target Kate, he must face his darkest fears…and admit to himself that she is all he needs.
C.C. Gibbs is the pen name of a New York Times bestselling author. She lives in the Midwest, at times in Northern California, is married with three children and considers the life of a writer the best of all possible worlds. Bringing characters to life allows her imagination full rein, while the creative process offers fascinating glimpses into the machinery of the mind. And last but not least, researching anything, but particularly a book like ALL HE DESIRES–thank you Google–is great fun!
SLOW SEDUCTION by Cecilia Tan (January 28, 2014; Forever Trade Paperback; $10.00)
Unforgettable passion . . .
Two months have passed since Karina’s painful departure from James, the mysterious lover who awakened her darkest desires, and she’ll do anything-anything-to locate him and win him back. Her search takes her to London, where she finds herself immersed in the world of fine art and forbidden pleasures. And soon, Karina meets another enigmatic man who promises to help her find James . . . for a price.
Unexpected pleasure . . .
Damon George is rich, gorgeous, and a member of a secret society that caters to the sensual thrills of the wealthy and powerful. Though Karina insists her heart will always belong to James, Damon is determined to have her, body and soul. By the time she finds James, Karina has been “trained” to please another. Will James reject her again . . . or find her more irresistible than ever?
Cecilia Tan writes about her many passions, from erotic fantasy to baseball, from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of many books, including The Siren and the Sword, The Tower and the Tears, The Incubus and the Angel, Black Feathers, Mind Games, White Flames,and The 50 Greatest Yankee Games. She has edited over 50 anthologies of erotica for Red Silk Editions, Thunder’s Mouth Press, Blue Moon Books, Masquerade Books, Ravenous Romance, and for the publishing house she founded, Circlet Press. Her short fiction has appeared in Ms. Magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine, Best American Erotica, and many other places, and her nonfiction on baseball has been in Slow Trains, Baseball Ink, Gotham Baseball Magazine, Yankees Magazine, Yankees Annual, and elsewhere.
A COUNTESS BY CHANCE by Kate McKinley (January 7, 2014; Forever E-Novella; $0.99)
A gambler’s daughter, Sophia Weatherby knows her way around a deck of cards. So when her family estate becomes threatened, she has no choice but to use her skills at the gaming tables to save herself from ruin. A lavish house party affords her the perfect opportunity-until the newly minted Earl of Huntington arrives. Adam Greyson has never forgotten the day Sophia rejected his proposal. Now to even the score, he challenges her to a shocking wager-his two thousand pounds against the one valuable commodity she has left: her virtue.
KATE MCKINLEY writes Regency and Fantasy Romance. When she’s not staring at her screen, dreaming up delicious heroes, she’s a wife, mother and part-time assistant.
A COUNTESS BY CHANCE by Kate McKinley
“In any case, I intend to collect on what should have been mine years ago.” He released her wrist and let his hand fall to her slender waist. She sucked in a breath as he gathered the fabric of her riding habit, exposing her right thigh inch by tantalizing inch. Out here, they were completely alone, shielded by the trees, where not a soul would witness what he was about to do.
“Please,” she whispered—to stop or to continue on?
He shifted his weight off her, to give him better access to her body. With her skirts inched high, he smoothed a hand over the lush warmth of her thigh. She was so soft, so enticingly smooth. A shudder rolled through her body, but she didn’t push him away.
There was a long stretch of silence, and he wondered if she’d comply. At length, she turned and faced the trunk of the tree.
Inching her hemline up, he exposed her perfectly rounded backside. Seeing her like this, vulnerable, trusting, made his cock swell and lengthen. How easy it would be to free himself and slide into her. He could smell the dark, heady scent of her arousal. She would be wet, ready for him.
“You will not risk your safety like that again.”
She leaned her head against the tree trunk. “No.”
He brushed the tip of his riding crop across the swell of her arse. She flinched, but didn’t move to pull away. He leaned in, and whispered in her ear. “Should I punish you, Miss Dewhurst?”
THIS MAN CONFESSED by Jodi Ellen Malpas
“You’re mine.” He slams our lips together and takes me fiercely, pushing me up the wall with the pressure of his body. I’m delighted. This is not gentle Jesse. This is powerful, forceful, dominant Jesse, and I’m bracing myself for a fuck to make up for all those I’ve been missing out on. I throw my arms around his shoulders and tackle him with as much force—probably more.
“I’m yours,” I pant between hard lashes of his tongue.
“You don’t need to reassure me.” His hand feels up my leg and cups me harshly, triggering hot wetness to invade me and an excited thud to attack my core. I really need this. His finger slips past the seam of my lace. “Wet,” he purrs into my mouth. “Just for me. Understand?”
“I understand.” My muscles grip his finger as he enters me. “More.” I beg unashamedly. I need more.
He separates our mouths and withdraws his finger, reentering with two. He pushes hard and high. “Like that, Ava?”
My head falls back against the mirror, my mouth gaped, my eyes closed. “Just like that.”
ALL HE NEEDS by C.C. Gibbs
He was suddenly tired of talking, but then he had a onetrack mind when it came to Katherine. And his flight across the world to get here had only increased the anticipation of touching her, tasting her, possessing her. “It’s been a long month for both of us,” he said, rising from his chair in a smooth, supple, deceptively easy motion. “It’s about time we had some fun.” Closing the distance between them in three strides, he lifted the table with the silver coffee service aside while her heart drummed in her ears, the hard, steady pulsing between her legs beat a wild, welcoming tattoo, and her frenzied carnal cravings reminded her that it had been a very long month.
Shrugging out of his jacket, he dropped it on the white marble floor and gracefully knelt at her feet. “Let me help you with your buttons, then with another orgasm. After that we can debate our options.” Without waiting for a reply, he gently spread her legs, leaned forward, and unclasped the first pearl button on her blouse.
Issues of submission and independence, of temptation and willingness, were no longer relevant. Dominic was impossible to resist. And at the moment, with lust hammering her brain, with sharp-set desire ravishing her body, she was willing to do anything to feel him inside her. She reached for the zipper on her slacks.
He stopped her hand. “I’ll do that. I’ve played this film in my head a thousand times the last few weeks.” He slid the second button free, then the third, his slender fingers deft and quick. After he opened the fourth button, he unclasped the hook on her waistband, slid the zipper down, freed her blouse tails from her slacks, and slowly opened the plain white linen as if he were unveiling the Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa, and all the wonders of the world.
SLOW SEDUCTION by Cecilia Tan
“My bedroom is upstairs,” I said.
“Take me there.” His voice was husky, barely controlled. I had a feeling if I didn’t hurry, he might change his mind and take me right there on the carpet of the sitting room.
I ran quickly up the stairs and he chased me, the work boots he was wearing thumping on the steps.
He caught up to me at the door of the room and we tumbled together onto the bed, knocking the phone onto the floor. He was struggling to kiss me again, while I was trying to get his coveralls open. His tongue plunged into my mouth as my hand made it inside and wrapped around his thick shaft.
I heard the sound of Velcro ripping as he shed most of the coveralls like a snake, baring himself down to his waist. I kept stroking him, milking a clear droplet of fluid at the tip.
He took my hands then and flattened them against the bed above my head with his own, pushing his way between my knees.
I gasped against his mouth as I felt the hot tip of his cock rubbing the slick inside of my thigh.
“Any demands this time?” he whispered, sliding it closer and closer to my center with each rock of his hips, until the head was gliding over my clit again and again.
“None,” I answered. “None but you.”
He continued to rock his hips, smearing my wetness up and down his shaft. “Do you have any idea what you do to me, Karina?” he breathed.
“Didn’t I just prove that I do?”