Authors in Bloom Blog Hop 2017 with S.J. Maylee #gardeningtips #romance

Welcome to the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

Dianne Venetta_AIB Logo_2015Gardening is one of my favorite things. In fact, it even inspired my tagline.

Blooming Hot Romance.

Life can be pretty stressful and I find the quiet time in the garden is just the thing to clear my mind. Not to mention, when I’m writing, I often gaze at my flower beds as my mind searches for that next word. 😀 Throughout the post I’m sharing pictures from my garden last year.

Hope you enjoy!

Keep reading for my gardening tips, news on what I’m working on this year, my giveaway, AND how to enter for your chance to win the fab GRAND PRIZE!

Here are six of my general gardening tips:

1. Now that the ground is unfreezing, it’s a great time to start thinking about what seeds you’ll plant this year. April is planning month for me. It’s when I map out my garden and pull out my seed packets. A great tip is to soak your seeds for 24 hours prior to planting. They’ll germinate so much quicker!

2. Work compost or manure into your garden several weeks before planting. All that good stuff needs time to balance out the soil.

3. If you find earth worms in your garden, it’s a huge compliment. Your soil is probably healthy and those worms are making things even better. They allow air into your soil and they leave behind good stuff. So smile when you see those little guys.

4. I’m a fan of garden fabric, you can read about that in my post from last year’s Author’s in Bloom. I should state that I do use mulch in my flower beds, but if you want to use mulch in your vegetable gardens, make sure you’re using untreated mulch. You don’t want the chemicals from the pretty colored mulch getting into your healthy veggies.

5. Late last year, I bought new pots for my front porch, found a fab sale. I also wanted something larger, but I certainly don’t want to fill the entire pot with dirt. It will be so heavy. Eek! Also, it’s important to make sure the roots in your pots have room to breathe. This is why potting soil is so different from top soil. I’ve heard of putting rocks at the bottom of pots or bits of broken clay pots, but packing peanuts are also a great option. Simply pour several inches into the bottom of your pot before adding the potting soil.

6. Herbs. Love these easy to grow plants that add freshness to everything I cook. My big tip for growing herbs: use them all summer long. Every time you cut some, they’ll grow faster to replace what you’ve taken. I’m serious. And at the end of the season, cut what you haven’t used, clean/dry them, place in a freezer bag, and put them in the freezer. Then, don’t forget to use them before spring comes around again.

Extra tips: read my post from last year

 


This year I’m concentrating on THREE things: writing the next books in my Love Projects Series and Assassins and Sweethearts Series, and co-writing a book with one of my close author friends. I’m so excited about each project. Be sure to subscribe to my >> New Release Newsletter << You don’t want to miss any of these releases. Also, one subscriber wins a $5 gift card in every issue.


 

Here’s a look inside the newest release in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series:

Unexpected Destiny

Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she already had her happily ever after, that is until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin for hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Be Warned: light BDSM, bondage, anal play

Excerpt:

Aidan turned off the faucet and caught the reflection of those gorgeous brown eyes in the mirror.

“Oops. Wrong door,” said his girl as she turned around.

“I can share.” He could handle the surveillance later. This woman deserved his attention.

She stopped and turned around. “Okay then.” She took a step toward him. “You know what? I should have asked for confirmation earlier.” Her gaze was full of mischief.

“You’re right. You should have asked.” He took a hold of her hand and pulled her close. “I sure would like to see that tiny scrap of lace.” And just like that his night got infinitely better.

She stopped her forward movement when their chests were a mere inch apart. A nice rosy blush heated her cheeks. He kept hold of her hand while her other played with the lapel of his dark leather jacket. “I can’t believe I’m doing this.”

“You need to get back to your friends?”

“Yes, but…” She licked her bottom lip. “Maybe I could stay here for a few minutes.”

“At least a few.” He tapped the bottom of her chin. “How about you start by telling me your name?”

“Liz.” Her gaze met his and he wanted time to stop. Something about the lonely look in her eyes called to him to not let her get away. She shifted closer. “Who are you?”

He pushed his finger over her waistband, rubbing her hipbone. “I’m Aidan.” He squeezed the hand he still held. Her soft body relaxed against his.

“I should probably go. I need to get my friends home.”

“I don’t think you should go anywhere.” He brushed his nose against hers.

A delicious moan slipped from her lips. “I don’t want to leave but I need to make sure they get home safely.”

“It’s nice of you to look out for them.” Damn, she smelled good. It was lilacs or roses or something.

“I’d rather stay here with you.” She leaned in and their lips almost met. “My friends are always right. I should have gone out with them months ago.”

“Stay a few more minutes.” He caressed over her hips to her round ass. Hot tension filled his thoughts. Forget a few more minutes, he’d take all night and then some to explore this beautiful woman.

“More.” She scraped her teeth over her bottom lip.

A second later, the door opened. “Lizzy, we got to go. Emily isn’t feeling well.”

She dropped her head to his shoulder and he wrapped his arms around her.

“Oh, I’m so sorry, Lizzy.” The woman held the door open. “You’re right. He is cute. Bring him with you. Emily won’t mind.”

“She’ll be right out,” he said. Once the friend left the bathroom, he brushed her hair behind her shoulders and stroked her back.

“I feel like I’m cursed.”

“You and me both, sweetheart.” He didn’t let her go.

“Well.” She looked up at him from under her long, dark lashes. “It’s not what I had in mind but would you help me with my friends?” The soft tone of her voice had him imagining how she’d purr if he made her come. “I think I might be the only one sober and they can be a bit much to wrangle into a cab. They live north in Edgewater and then we could do something, maybe go back to my place.” She worried her poor bottom lip once more.

“I’d like that.” He squeezed her ass. “Sure. I’ll help, Lizzy.” He tugged on her hair. Then he’d help himself to more of her.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND BOOKS BY S.J. MAYLEE:

Evernight Publishing | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

BookStrand | Smashwords | iTunes


S.J. Maylee’s Giveaway:  I’m giving away one ebook from my Love Projects Series AND one ebook from my Assassins and Sweethearts Series. To enter, leave a comment below about which of my projects you’re looking forward to the most and then click my >> Rafflecopter << for more chances to win.

GRAND PRIZE: We are giving away a ereader ($200 value). Only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize. So, keep hopping and comment at every stop. 😀

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Winners will be posted on both Dianne Venetta’s blog and the BloominThyme websites.

Giveaway ends April 5th at 11:59 PM EST.


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Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! Unexpected #Romance ~ Show Your Love @JocelynDex @WendiZwaduk

valentines-day-blog-hop-button-2Welcome to the Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!

Have to admit, this holiday is sneaking up on me and I’m feeling totally unprepared. Eek. Sure, I’ve been married for almost 17 years now, but come on. I’d love to surprise my hubby this year with something sweet or fun or simply special.

Can you help this writer out?

Give me your ideas. What have you done or have always done that your special someone has enjoyed? Is it a certain recipe, sweet treat, something you do together??? What works for you? Please share with everyone. ❤ At the end of the hop, I’ll pick one random commenter (open internationally) to win an ecopy of one of my books.

ALSO, if you enter the rafflecopter giveaway below, you’re entered to win an Amazon Echo Dot! See all the link below.

My last release is the 3rd book in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series. The heroes in this series may be assassins, but they really know how to protect their sweethearts. Although I LOVE writing the intense fast paced scenes this Romantic Suspense series brings, these characters also show their vulnerability and in those moments we get to see who they really are and who they aren’t willing to live without. Now, that is something that makes my heart go pitter-pat. ❤ Here’s a bit about my latest release…

 

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 Assassins and Sweethearts Series

 by S.J. Maylee

Contemporary Erotic Romantic Suspense

ISBN: 978-1-77233-978-9

Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she had her happily ever after, until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin-for-hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Be Warned: light BDSM, bondage, anal play

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Where you can find UNEXPECTED DESTINY

 Evernight | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Bookstrand | Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

Aidan1 Excerpt:

Aidan turned off the faucet and caught the reflection of those gorgeous brown eyes in the mirror.

“Oops. Wrong door,” said his girl as she turned around.

“I can share.” He could handle the surveillance later. This woman deserved his attention.

She stopped and turned around. “Okay then.” She took a step toward him. “You know what? I should have asked for confirmation earlier.” Her gaze was full of mischief.

“You’re right. You should have asked.” He took a hold of her hand and pulled her close. “I sure would like to see that tiny scrap of lace.” And just like that his night got infinitely better.

She stopped her forward movement when their chests were a mere inch apart. A nice rosy blush heated her cheeks. He kept hold of her hand while her other played with the lapel of his dark leather jacket. “I can’t believe I’m doing this.”

“You need to get back to your friends?”

“Yes, but…” She licked her bottom lip. “Maybe I could stay here for a few minutes.”

“At least a few.” He tapped the bottom of her chin. “How about you start by telling me your name?”

“Liz.” Her gaze met his and he wanted time to stop. Something about the lonely look in her eyes called to him to not let her get away. She shifted closer. “Who are you?”

He pushed his finger over her waistband, rubbing her hipbone. “I’m Aidan.” He squeezed the hand he still held. Her soft body relaxed against his.

“I should probably go. I need to get my friends home.”

“I don’t think you should go anywhere.” He brushed his nose against hers.

A delicious moan slipped from her lips. “I don’t want to leave but I need to make sure they get home safely.”

“It’s nice of you to look out for them.” Damn, she smelled good. It was lilacs or roses or something.

“I’d rather stay here with you.” She leaned in and their lips almost met. “My friends are always right. I should have gone out with them months ago.”

“Stay a few more minutes.” He caressed over her hips to her round ass. Hot tension filled his thoughts. Forget a few more minutes, he’d take all night and then some to explore this beautiful woman.

“More.” She scraped her teeth over her bottom lip.

A second later, the door opened. “Lizzy, we got to go. Emily isn’t feeling well.”

She dropped her head to his shoulder and he wrapped his arms around her.

“Oh, I’m so sorry, Lizzy.” The woman held the door open. “You’re right. He is cute. Bring him with you. Emily won’t mind.”

“She’ll be right out,” he said. Once the friend left the bathroom, he brushed her hair behind her shoulders and stroked her back.

“I feel like I’m cursed.”

“You and me both, sweetheart.” He didn’t let her go.

“Well.” She looked up at him from under her long, dark lashes. “It’s not what I had in mind but would you help me with my friends?” The soft tone of her voice had him imagining how she’d purr if he made her come. “I think I might be the only one sober and they can be a bit much to wrangle into a cab. They live north in Edgewater and then we could do something, maybe go back to my place.” She worried her poor bottom lip once more.

“I’d like that.” He squeezed her ass. “Sure. I’ll help, Lizzy.” He tugged on her hair. Then he’d help himself to more of her.

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Authors in Bloom Blog Hop with S.J. Maylee #gardeningtips #romance

Dianne Venetta_AIB Logo_2015Welcome to the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

Gardening is one of my favorite things. Bright cheery flowers simply make me happy. From every window in my house, there’s a lovely view of one of my many gardens. I could talk about this topic all day. 😀

Keep reading for my gardening tips, coming soon news, my giveaway, AND how to enter for your chance to win the fab GRAND PRIZE!

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Here are six of my general gardening tips:

  1. Plant for all the seasons. I’m in Michigan and many of my favorite flowers bloom only certain times of the year, but I keep this in mind when planning my gardens. This way, there’s always something blooming. Some of my favorites in the spring include Creeping Phlox, Pansies, and Tulips.
  2. Feed the veggies and the flowers. We function best when we have all our vitamins and so do our friends in the garden. It makes such a difference. Follow the directions on the product of your choice and keep feeding throughout the season as directed. You’ll definitely lengthen your time with those pretties.
  3. Prune. Don’t forget to cut back spent blooms. Not only does it keep your flowers looking fresh, but it gives space to the youngins to get the sun, water, and food they need.
  4. Plant a variety of flowers. Different size, shape, and color can add variety to your beds.
  5. Add pops of color to your deck and or porch with annual flowers. I’ve got my pots down to a method: something tall, something mid-height, and something to hang low. 🙂 If you can find different flowers of the same color, it can really look pretty in the pots.
  6. If you have a vegetable garden, I highly recommend a little fence to keep the critters out. I also recommend using a garden fabric. The soil around your vegetables will be highly fertile for pesky weeds. The weed barrier may be time consuming to lay down, BUT it will save you countless hours of weeding throughout the summer.

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My next release is book 1.5 in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series, Desire Protected AND it’s going to be a FREE read. 😀 I’m quite excited about this one. I’m in LOVE with my Assassins. Their stories are full of suspense and passion. I dare you to come fall in love with them too. ❤

DesireUnexpected-evernightpublishing-jayAheer2015-FinalImageBook 1 Description: 

Life is passing Nadia Duskin by from her position in the mailroom. It only fulfills two necessities, keeping the repo man away and keeping her up to date on her sexy CEO.

 

Ethan Wright is prepared to frighten and fire the nosey girl who sorts his company’s mail. After engaging with her at one of his favorite places in the world, he digs deeper.

 

Together, they find the kind of pleasure that could keep them satisfied for a lifetime. Her love may be the key to putting both of their lives back on track, but to what end? When a man he’s been contracted to kill threatens Nadia’s life, he forces her to face reality. Either they’ll delve deeper into the desires neither expected or they may die trying.

 

Be Warned: spanking, light BDSM, public exhibition

Excerpt from book 1, Desire Unexpected:

“It reminded me of you.” He shook his head. “It’s just from the museum gift shop. I wanted to give you something for putting up with me. I hope you like it.”

“Thank you.” She took the little box and sat on her battered sofa. “Please, take a seat.”

He sat next to her, but kept to the edge, confirming there was nothing relaxed about this visit.

After slipping the green ribbon from the box, she pulled off the lid and pushed back the tissue paper, revealing the item she’d so long desired. Her heart raced and she scooted closer to him. He had no idea what he’d done. Her secret crush giving her the piece of jewelry she’d long desired was incredibly perfect. Neither were really her style and she wanted them all the same. She looked at him with heavy tears stinging her eyes. Brushing the box from her lap, she slipped the bracelet onto her wrist.

“Thank you.”

“You’re welcome. I’ve enjoyed our time together.” He brushed away the tear that had rolled down her cheek and cupped her chin.

“Don’t say that like it’s over.” She took a hold of his wrist and pulled it into her lap. “It’s not, right?” Panic raced over her. If he wanted to leave, she wouldn’t stop him, but her whole body hurt with wanting him to stay.

“I’m no good for you, Nadia.” He took hold of her hands. “You deserve a nice man with an uncomplicated life. I can’t give you what you need.”

“That’s not true.” She put her fingers to his lips. “Don’t.”

He took a hold of her shirt, not pulling her closer, just squeezing the fabric in his fist.

“I don’t know what’s going on with you.” She brought her touch back to his hands, trying to ease the pressure. “I just know the only time I feel alive is when I’m with you. You’re on my mind constantly.” She lowered her gaze, losing her courage by the second. “There’s something between us and I want to explore it. I want to know what drives you insane with need. Don’t you want me too?”

“Shit, Nadia, I haven’t stopped thinking about you since the first day at the windows.” He let her go and pulled out of her reach to slip around to the other side of the couch with his back to her. “I want things from you that I’m certain would frighten you.”

“I doubt that.” Knowing she had to make her move now or risk losing him forever, she pulled her shirt over her head and tugged off her sweatpants, tossing them both on the chair. “Do you remember the questions I asked about you before we met?”

“You’re playing with fire.”

“No, I’m not into fire play, but I have a feeling you know what I need.”

“What …” He turned, his gaze swept over her body and he brushed his hand over his mouth. “You take my breath away.” He stepped toward her, adjusting the bulge in his pants. “You think you want to play?”

“I do.” She sucked on her lip, wishing she’d worn her one set of matching bra and panties.

“Fuck, I want this” He brushed her skin ever so slightly up her arms, across her chest, and down between her breasts. “I’ve had dreams about this moment.” He raised her chin, forcing her to look at him. He dragged his fingers through her hair and tugged the length of it back. “I want you at my mercy. Do you have any idea what it’s like to give someone like me control?”

“Yes, sir.” She arched her back, revealing her neck. He kept pulling and tingles of pain danced along her scalp. “Please.”

“Are you already asking for mercy?” He tugged her hair again “I don’t think you know what you’re starting.”

“I don’t want you to stop. I want more, sir.” Her breasts pushed against his chest and her grip on his arms tightened. “I want to know.”

Where you can find DESIRE UNEXPECTED:

Evernight Publishing | Amazon US CA UK

Barnes & Noble | All Romance eBooks | BookStrand | Smashwords


S.J. Maylee’s Giveaway:  I’m giving away one of my ebooks and one of my swag packs full of postcards, book charms, Assassins and Sweethearts pin, and a zipper pull.  To enter, leave a comment below about something you love about Spring Time and then click into my >> Rafflecopter << for more chances to win.

Be sure to sign up for my >> New Release Newsletter <<. You don’t want to miss the release of Assassins and Sweethearts 1.5, the FREE read. Also, one subscriber wins a $5 gift card in every issue.

book 1 and 1 5 coming soonGRAND PRIZE: We are giving away a Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice) along with a 2nd prize of $25 gift card. Only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize ereader and gift card. So, keep hopping. 😀

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Tour ends April 16th at 11:59pm EST.


Happy Birthday Evernight Publishing! Giveaways, Sales, Release and Coming Soon News

Evernight Celebrates 5 Years of Publishing!

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Thanks to readers like you, Evernight Publishing has grown by leaps and bounds in five years so they’re pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BLOG HOP in your honor!

That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday but YOU get the presents…

Prizes include:

Apple Watch Sport

NEW Kindle Paperwhite

Fitbit Flex

Evernight, Amazon, and ARe Gift Certificates

Plus, each author on the hop has a special prize too!

To enter, see the rafflecopters at the bottom of this post.

I’ve been published with Evernight for over two years. I can’t say enough about them. The whole team is fabulous. I’ve found amazing and supportive friendships with the Evernight authors and I’m in love with this high quality publishing team. I’m proud to call myself an Evernight author. I hope to continue to work with them for years to come. ❤

epeditorsesal1sThere are several more books in my series that I plan to write and I already have ideas for more. First I’ll wrap up the three series I’m already writing. The third book in my Love Projects Series, Taking Over, released in June. The second book in my Club Blind Series, Far From Blind, releases this month and it’s an Editor’s Pick. Woot! 😀 My current project is the second book in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series.

Here are teases from the first books in the Love Project Series, Club Blind Series, and Assassins and Sweethearts Series. I’m giving away a copy of each of these to one lucky visitor. To enter, simply click on my rafflecopter below.

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND BOOKS BY S.J. MAYLEE:

Evernight Publishing | Amazon US CA UK | Barnes & Noble | Nook UK

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It’s a great time for an Evernight shopping spree because all Evernight titles are 25% off through October 9th at AllRomance eBooks!

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Meet and Greet with Miles from Unshakable Me (Uniform Fetish Anthology)

Uniform Fetish Tour Banner2I’m over the moon excited today. First, I get to talk about my story in the just released Uniform Fetish Anthology. The second reason, it’s my birthday! Woot. Birthday cake for everyone. 😀

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The Uniform Fetish Anthology is the second anthology I’ve been in for Evernight. You can read about the first here. I had a bit of fun planning for this story because I decided my heroine, Emma, would be good friends with the heroine from that first anthology. I had a blast pulling Mary and Colin into this story and I hope fans enjoy it too.

In the excerpt below, you’ll get to see the first impression Miles and Emma have made on each other. Miles may be the classic stern Dom, but what he really needs is a woman like Emma. He runs his life like a tight ship and Emma’s anything but.

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Unshakable Me by S.J. Maylee
(Uniform Fetish Anthology)

Released February 27th

ISBN: 978-1-77233-256-8

Where you can find UNIFORM FETISH:
Evernight | Amazon US UK CA
All Romance Ebooks | BookStrand

Do you love a man in uniform? 

He intended to ensure her safety and in return she stole his heart.



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Cat’s Rescue by Doris O’Connor
Person of Interest by Lila Shaw
To Serve and Protect by Sandra Bunino
Unshakable Me by S.J. Maylee
Welcome Home, Jason by Wren Michaels
Always by Donina Lynn
Wings of Gold by Evie Knight
Wilde Start by Susan Hayes
A Passionate Witness by Moira Callahan
First Class by Meredith J. Scott

Unshakable Me BLURB:

If getting pulled over for speeding wasn’t a bad enough first impression, Emma Wieland was about to make it worse. Officer Miles Hoffmann had his life in order. Working hard and helping those around him was his routine, that’s until Emma sped into his life. The pair are on a one way ticket to destiny. The only question is how much they’ll wreck on their way to finding love.

Be Warned: spanking, BDSM, public exhibition

Unshakable Me EXCERPT:

“I can’t believe you almost got arrested.” Her girlfriend, Mary, sipped on her water, shaking her head.

“You’re supposed to keep your hands on the wheel.” Candy slapped her on the back. “You probably gave the cop a good scare.”

“I’m glad you both think it’s so funny.” She turned to Mary, who worked for Jane Shavers. “You sure Keller’s okay?”

“Yes, it’s fine. He called Jane and confirmed the papers were delivered. He’s not happy our online signature program was down, but our candidate is starting tomorrow like he wanted. Didn’t he say anything to you?”

“Not really. He just told me to drive carefully.” She swallowed against the butterflies that wouldn’t leave her belly. “I thought for sure he was going to fire me right then and there.”

“Keller may be stern, but he seems to like giving people second chances. He’s probably more interested than all of us in what will happen next time you’re pulled over.” Mary tried to smother her chuckle and failed. “So, the cop really frisked you?”

“Yes, the whole thing was humiliating.” She took one last sip and set the olive stick back in the glass. “But, I have to say, if I hadn’t almost been hauled off to the clinker, it would have been hot as hell.”

“Oh really, tell me he was cute.” Candy scooted a little closer and pushed Emma’s drink out of her reach.

“Yes, he was so good looking. The kind of blue eyes you could get lost in, and he really filled out his uniform if you know what I mean.” She sat up a little straighter.

“I bet your fantasy bells were ringing like wild.”

“Oh, that’s right. Our little Emma’s into the voyeurism thing.”

“You better believe it. I had no idea what a turn-on it would be to get pulled over by a hot cop. He felt along my shoulders and down around my ass. It was delicious.” She raised her hand, positioning her thumb just under her pointer finger. “I was this close to falling to my knees when he told me he worked security for Keller.”

“Do you think he’s a Dom?”

“He’s got to be.” Emma looked up towards the ceiling, imaging her cop commanding her at the club.

“I wonder if he’ll be here tonight.” Candy looked over her shoulder and then nudged Mary, pointing at something behind them, but Emma couldn’t be deterred.

“Now that I’ve had a few of these, I’m really hoping we run into him.” She reached for her glass, almost knocking it over when she pulled out her olive stick. “In fact, I’m tempted to speed down that same road if we don’t find him.”

“Where will your hands be when you get pulled over again?” A familiar voice rumbled against her ear.

She turned and found her cop leaning against their pub table. His lovely blue eyes trained on her, and time seemed to slow. She wrapped her lips around one of the olives on her toothpick and pulled, plucking the salty bite free. Concentrating on her snack, she was able to ignore the heat building between her legs.

“Answer my question, Ms. Wieland.”

“Where do you want them to be, sir?” She leaned towards him a bit too far and fell off her seat. Her sad attempt to stop her fall failed, but he caught her before she hit the floor.

“Sorry about that, my boot must have caught on a rung or something.” She looked up at him and took a deep breath. “You smell amazing.” When she realized what she’d said, she stumbled back a step and he had to steady her again.

“When was the last time you ate?” When she didn’t answer, he turned to her friends. “Has she eaten since she started drinking?”

Both Mary and Candy shrugged their shoulders. They’d only planned to stay for one round since Emma still had a job to get to in the morning, but after she’d started reliving her experience she’d ordered a few more drinks.

“I’ll get a waitress.” He picked her up like she weighed nothing, set her back on her stool, and left.

“Wait a minute.” She stumbled after him, getting almost across the dance floor before she reached him. “What do you think you’re doing?”

“Taking care of you, again.” He stepped into her personal space. “You’re a lightweight.”

“I’m not drunk.” She poked his chest. “For your information, I’m an excellent driver and I have been eating.” She held up her little stick with the one remaining olive.

“You need more than that.” He slipped his arm around her. “Maybe I should have arrested you tonight.” His luscious lips relaxed into a little smile.

“Take that back.” She wrapped her arms around his neck.

“You’re a nuisance.” They moved to the music.

“No, I’m not.” She plastered her body to his. “I’m cute as a button.”

“Honey, I have a feeling you’re a lot of things.”

“I bet you are, too. You’re a Dom here, aren’t you? Wait, I bet you’re a Master.”

“I’m not a Master yet, but that’s my plan.”

“See, you’re not so scary.”

“I’m okay?”

“More than okay. You’re fucking hot.” She pulled him closer and pressed her pussy against his hard leg. “I’ll tell you a secret. I really liked the way you frisked me.”

“That’s good to know. Do you get frisked often?”

“That was my first time.” It felt Miles6like a badge of honor. However, now that she knew what she was missing, she wanted it again and again.

“Hopefully, it will be your last.”

“Oh, don’t say that.”

“Okay. I think it’s time you called it a night.”

“But you just got here. I haven’t told you anything about myself yet. You probably think I’m a dumb blonde or something.”

“I don’t think that, honestly.” He took hold of her hair. “You’re a brunette.”

She tripped over his foot and clung to him. “I think I drank too much.” Her head felt heavier than that last basket of laundry she’d hauled up the stairs. The thought of her stairwell sent her thoughts down a twisting tunnel. Her eyes fluttered closed, and she clutched him tight a second before the lights went out.

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Romantic Rendezvous Blog Hop

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Next weekend, we’ll be celebrating Valentine’s day, but the party starts today. Below you’ll find my giveaway, the link to the rafflecopter for the Grand Prize, and a link to find all the other hop participants.

Chicago has been the backdrop for my books and it’s also the place where my husband and I celebrated our first anniversary years ago. Whenever I think about that anniversary, I’m reminded how any place can be romantic. It doesn’t matter where you are.

Sometimes you need warm weather, sometimes you need something special to eat, or something pretty, like flowers or jewelry. The hero and heroine in my latest release, “In the Blind”, find love and romance in the darkest of places which is not necessarily where you’d think you’d find romance. Romance finds you when you’re not looking for it but it also finds you when you make it happen.

Here’s a snippet from the first chapter of “In the Blind”:

The door continued to open every few minutes. Finally, the woman in front of Jane was taken away. She could see nothing past the door besides black. Until the door closed, she continued gazing into the darkness. How would the loss of sight change the experience? Would she feel more? What would he feel like? Nerves shook through her limbs, and sweat tickled her palms.

The door opened, and she stood straight as a statue. This was crazy. She searched for pockets in her robe. When she found none, she swallowed back a curse.

The escort stopped in front of her. “Are you having second thoughts?” He shifted the goggles higher on his forehead.

“Maybe.”

“Would you like to step back and wait to go or …” He stepped back and cracked the door open. “Sometimes it helps to hear the sounds of the other participants.”

She closed her eyes and took in the moans and let her mind drift to what her body would feel like to make her make those kinds of sounds.

“I don’t want to pressure you. Tell me what you want.”

“Thank you.” She opened her eyes and took a step towards him. The only way was forward. “I’m ready.”

“Good for you.” He reached out and took hold of her hand. “Come on, I’ll take you to the lucky one, for tonight.” He winked and tugged her forward.

Once the door closed behind them, Jane was surrounded by unending black. She looked around, but there was nothing, no end to the darkness. A nervous shiver danced along her spine, followed by thoughts of haunted houses. What would she find around the next corner? Her escort tugged her forward, bringing her back to the night’s purpose.

She needed to remember why she was here. She needed to live in the moment. There was a good chance she was about to touch the man who would give her release.

They slowed, turned a corner, and after a couple more steps they stopped. She swallowed the lump in her throat when her escort placed her hand into another’s.

“Enjoy.” He squeezed her shoulder, and she sensed his presence leave the space.

A pull on her hand forced her feet forward a couple of steps. She stopped just as abruptly when she bumped into a hard chest—the man of the hour. This man would touch her soon, but he wasn’t yet. He was only holding her hand. Her breasts moved with her uneven breathing, and her nipples scraped against his chest.

Why wasn’t he touching her? Was he nervous, too, or having second thoughts? She reached up in curiosity to make sure he wasn’t wearing a pair of night-vision goggles, but only found soft hair. She followed the section of hair to above his shoulder and continued onto smooth skin and around his shoulder to his bicep thick with muscle. Her heart thumped, and her breath quickened as moisture covered her needy pussy.

She breathed deeply, taking in his delicious musky scent. Her hand wandered to his chest and found more of the same, firm skin rounding over firm muscles. A warm hand landed over hers and held her hand tight to his chest. A nose tickled her ear.

“Do you like?”

“Yes,” she admitted.

“I’d like to explore you now, okay?”

“Yes, please.”

She pushed out the breath she held and worked to breathe normally. His hand landed softly on her cheek, fingertips caressed her chin, and then up to her temple. The gentle touches raised a long sleeping yearning within her, and she leaned into his touch.

His thumb swept across her bottom lip. Curiosity wore away her reserve, and she let her tongue reach out and taste his fingers. One digit pushed into her mouth, and she sucked lightly, enjoying his clean taste.

The finger left her mouth, a second of waiting, and then his mouth crushed down on hers. His lips were firm and demanding, feeding her hunger. He ran his fingers through her hair, and then his warm wet tongue swept through her mouth. Back and forth, deep, then gentle, their tongues dueled. She explored more of him as her need to know him intimately soared.

His touch lingered around her shoulders and down her sides. When he found her ass, he kneaded the globes. The kiss ended as abruptly as it started, leaving her wanting.

She heard nothing but the driving rhythm of the music, each track feeding right into another. The current song enchanted her, and her hips swayed. No one could see her, so there was no reason for self-conscious thoughts. The brilliance of the club hit her with full force. It didn’t matter who she was or who he was. Tonight, they celebrated life and the pleasures they could bring their bodies. Everyone deserved pleasure. Even her.

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Jane thinks she’s ready to take the risks her business and love life desperately need. Rob’s still punishing himself for a broken relationship that wasn’t meant to last. When the pair let an opportunity pass them by, fate steps in and throws them back together.

An evening of pitch black unrestrained passion at Club Blind opens her eyes to life’s possibilities. Now, if they don’t fight past their personal demons, they might never truly discover what they need most. If they can open their hearts, it might lead them directly to each other where they can discover their truth. If not, they may forever stay in the blind.

5 Stars: “The sex scenes were beyond hot. Jane and Rob had crazy chemistry in every scene really.” –Sassy Southern Book Blog

4 stars: “There was humor, some angst, romance, and of course, I already mentioned the incredible sex.  You’ll be quite satisfied by the end.  I know I sure was.” –Cocktails and Books

4.5 Stars: “The story grabs your attention in the first chapter, has you turning pages to see how the story develops and was well written” – In the Pages of a Good Book

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My next release is coming at the end of the month, Feb 27th. Just before my next New Release Newsletter is sent, I’ll be giving away a $10 amazon gift card to one of my Newsletter subscribers. Sign up now for S.J. Maylee’s New Release Newsletter and be entered to win!

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Happy New Year! Evernight’s Holiday Hangover Blog Hop @evernightpub

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Happy New Year from Evernight!

Now that the Christmas cookies are gone, gifts unwrapped, and your holiday visitors have left, you’ve earned some well-deserved TLC. Evernight authors not only have the cure for your holiday hangover, they have fantastic new books for your 2015 reading list, too!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Publishing (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

So sink into your favorite chair and enjoy your holiday hangover!

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I hope you had a good time last night whatever you were up to, you naughty little minx. 😉 I’m going to share SJs magic cure for a hangover. It just so happens to be the magic ingredient to a good diet, and even weight loss. I’m going to share. Are you ready? The magic thing is …

Water.

Seriously. Hangovers are caused by dehydration. Drink up. Dehydration on a non-hangover day can also be misdiagnosed as hunger, causing you to eat unnecessary calories. Drink up. Water will also help your body to function better by flushing out the junk, keep your sinuses healthy, and even stop stains from setting up shop on your teeth.

Water. It’s the magical fix. You’re welcome. 🙂

Now that we have the serious water business out of the way, we can talk about the important stuff, sexy book boyfriends, and how we go about falling in love with them. I have big plans for 2015. Upfront and center is the delivery of many new sexy book boyfriends.

In February, I’ll introduce you to Miles. He didn’t have a chance when it came to Emma. He intended to ensure her safety and in return she stole his heart. Their story is coming to you along with nine others in the Evernight Uniform Fetish Anthology. Miles is a handsome man in blue, protecting the streets and looking sexy as hell. I can’t wait to share him with you.

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Also this year, I plan on delivering the final two stories in my Love Projects series and the next in the Club Blind series. There are plans for a new series and at least one other surprise. 2015 is going to be full of new sexy book boyfriends! I can’t wait. 😀

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Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize of a $10 Amazon gift card by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

QUESTION: I’m currently plotting several stories I’m writing in 2015 and I’m searching for sexy inspiration. What would you like to read about this year? Do you want a demanding sexy alpha hero? Do you want them to make love in inappropriate places? Friends to lovers? Perhaps a spanking?

CONGRATULATIONS TO …

Shirley Ann Speakman

She’s the random winner of my $10 Amazon Gift Card

Thank you to everyone who commented!! My next hop will be Feb. 6-14.

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Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop – Cozy Up and Fall In Love with stories by S.J. Maylee #HopswithHeart

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There are over 100 authors and bloggers in this hop and giveaways at every stop.

Plus, the Grand Prize is a $75 Amazon gift card. At one of the stops, click on the  >>Rafflecopter giveaway<< to enter.

SJ’s Giveaway is a $10 Amazon gift card. To enter, simply read through the little snippets below from my releases this year. In the comments on this post, tell me which you’re looking forward to reading the most or which was your favorite. That’s it! So, cozy up and fall in love. Enjoy!

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Taking Courage (Love Projects) released on June 12th

When Janna’s new life threatens to break apart, she must decide if it’s best to run home or to stay and battle for the career and man she doesn’t want to live without.

Where you can find TAKING COURAGE:
Evernight | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Be Warned: sex toys, spanking, BDSM, public exhibition, anal sex

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Executive Assistant (anthology includes Unravel Me) released on June 20th

Mary is determined not to be distracted by the devilishly handsome Colin whose business deal is halting a much needed park. Armed with a plan, she tries to ignore her growing attraction.

After reading her resume, Colin believes Mary isn’t right for him or his office. However, he’s about to risk his biggest business deal yet when Mary knocks him off his game. The pair gives in to their growing desires, but Mary’s plan might unravel everything they’ve been building.

Where you can find EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT:
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Be Warned: spanking, paddles, BDSM

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 In the Blind (Club Blind) released October 15th

When a head hunter finds her dream lover in a night of pitch black unrestrained passion, she fears she’ll never find him again.

Where you can find IN THE BLIND:
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Be Warned: light BDSM, anal play, spanking

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So, which do you want to read or which did you enjoy the most? Enter your comment on this post and I’ll pick a random winner on December 23rd. Don’t forget to leave your email address.

Thanks for stopping and keep hopping. 🙂

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Thank you to all who commented and enjoyed my snippets. I hope you’ll give one of my books a try the next time you’re looking for a hot romantic read. 😀

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Melissa!

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Roll out the Red Carpet ~ Evernight Celebrates Four Years of Publishing!

Happy Birthday, Evernight Publishing!

RedCarpetBlogHopJoin authors, bloggers and reviewers as we take a RED CARPET tour featuring Evernight’s smart and sexy books. Slip on your virtual stilettos and walk the red carpet of award winning titles, spectacular reviews and paparazzi style interviews.

Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more!

Don’t forget to visit the Evernight Publishing website where all eBooks are 50% off through October 13th!

Wow! 50% off! If you’re looking for me, I’ll be book shopping. 🙂
Here are links to my smart and sexy books at Evernight’s website:

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I am a happy author. My fabulous publisher, Evernight Publishing has published four of my books and that number will soon grow to five. I’m in the middle of my last round of edits. I cannot wait to share In the Blind with you.

Last year, I had no idea if my dream of becoming a published author would ever happen. When Evernight Publishing said yes that first time, they took a chance on a dreamer, a lover of romance, and a nervous Nellie, lol. Little did I know, I would be welcomed into a family with open arms. The friendships I’ve made are priceless.

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Today, I want to talk about my most recent release with Evernight. It’s the second book in my Love Projects series, Taking Courage. Here are quotes from a couple reviews on Goodreads:

“Author SJ Maylee keeps getting better and better!”

“This second book in the Love Project Series is witty and very steamy. Through the twists and turns, this book keep me enraptured until the end. And having a little of Jake and Lydia thrown is was a plus. What’s next Ms. Maylee? Cause I cannot wait!!”

“Prep list before you start reading this book: 1. A comfortable spot 2. A glass of wine 3. A vibrator and finally total privacy. Not an exaggeration if the chemistry between Janna and Simon upon first meeting isn’t enough to melt your undies off some of their scenes definitely will do the trick!”

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Below is an excerpt from the first chapter. During her last night in town, Janna finally enters Club Voyage, a private BDSM club, as a guest. Her escort for the evening has asked her to strip and she’s about half way there. Enjoy!

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The sounds of the club nagged at her attention, but they couldn’t compete with the dominant male watching her every move. She had a feeling his attention could be addictive.

She shook her head. Now was not the time to analyze. It was time to act. Her bra and panties needed to come off. She needed to reveal her body, not to the room, to this man … correction, this Dom. She was not leaving without giving this a real try.

Her gaze locked onto his and remained. After one more deep breath, she reached around and unclipped her bra. The free hand held the cups and smashed them into her chest. One arm, then the other and her shoulders were free. After one more deep breath, her fingers clawed around the bra cups and pulled, revealing her small breasts.

Cool air swirled around her tender tight nipples, and his gaze remained, unwavering. Could he see the nerves dancing along her skin? Her thumbs dragged along her thighs to her hips, hooked the corner of her panties, and pulled.

With the last of her clothes set on the table, she straightened her back and let her shoulders fall. She’d done it.

Master Simon made quick work of the buttons on his shirt, pulling it off his thick shoulders and added the garment to her pile. He stalked towards her, stopped about a foot away, tempting her. “Well done, pet.”

She melted on the inside and swayed her hips as warmth filled her core. His gaze released her, and she stood silent as he looked her over. Nerves threatened to walk back in, but she barred the way.

“Turn back around now and watch the others around us.”

A couple of new scenes had started. One in particular caught her attention. The sub was strapped to a horse of sorts and the Dom was fucking her from behind. Janna’s nipples tightened further, and her core heated until honey coated her sex. She’d watched similar scenes on-line dozens of times. The live version was unbearably hotter. A moan escaped her lips.

“You’re beautiful.” His warm body pressed up against her back, and a hand slid along her waist pulling her into him. She melted. His mouth caressed her ear. “Do you like what you see, pet?” He pressed her hips back against his fly. His hand lifted from her belly and smacked her pussy.

“Oh.” A delicious mingling of sensations floated over her.

“You must answer my questions. Do you understand?”

“I do, Sir.” Her sex heated further.

“Do you like what you see?” His hand returned to her stomach and pulled, pressing their bodies together.

“Yes, Sir.”

“I will be touching you while you watch the sub get fucked. You are free to orgasm.”

“Thank you, Sir.”

“You will use your safe word if you need to?”

“Yes, Sir.”

He shifted and pressed his hard cock into the left side of her ass. “Very good, pet. Now, watch the couple while I explore your body.”

His hand moved along her stomach and up to take hold of her breast, molding and tugging on the supple skin. She had never felt more alive. Pressure encased her nipples as he pinched and pulled.

“Oh!” Clamps were no match for the tension he was able to elicit. Her breasts swelled with glorious pleasure. “Sorry, Sir.”

“You can vocalize your pleasure. I like knowing you like what I do to you. Now is not the time for conversation, however. Unnecessary words will lead to punishment.” He pulled her nipples again. “I suspect you like the way that feels?”

“Yes, Sir. I do, more than I even thought I would.”

He pulled tighter and let go. Blood rushed back in, and her pleasure rose. She wanted to beg him to touch her pussy, but knew that might halt his progress and bring her away from her impending pleasure.

She let go of her need and watched the sub. She was bound and only moved when her Dom entered her from behind. The subs here had no control over what happened to their bodies. These Doms decided what they needed.

He pinched and pulled again. Her sex screamed to be touched. Fortunately, he left her stinging nipples and traveled in a line direct to her bare pussy. He pulled her outer lips apart, revealing her inner lips to anyone looking back at them and allowed the air in the room to feather across her damp skin.

Vulnerable.

His fingers delved into her. First one finger and then two pushed into her pussy and dragged the wetness around her clit. He pinched and pulled in short tugs to her clit, each time drawing more blood to the tender area. The pattern drove her right to the edge.

“Take a couple steps forward, spread your legs, and support yourself on the table.” When she didn’t move he added, “Now, pet.”

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 Did it just get hot in here. 😀

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Janna’s ready to make over her life and get out from under the controlling thumb of her father. She doesn’t want another failed arranged marriage. She’s ready to do whatever it takes for the career she wants, enter the lifestyle she craves, and to earn the trust and love of the man that has captured her heart, but heartbreak and career hiccups seem to be her destiny.

Simon’s still recovering after his last submissive lied her way into his life. He’s not ready for Janna and how she pushes against his prejudices. He needs to decide if he’s willing to lose her or if he’ll fight for her love and submission.

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND TAKING COURAGE:

Evernight Publishing <- 50% off through October 13th!

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Questiononce you’ve read the above excerpt from Taking Courage, answer this question in the comments below. Do you think Janna and Simon have a hot and steamy future together or will Janna lose her courage and walk away?

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Guilty Indulgence is 4! Let’s Hop and Indulge in an Erotic Beginning

click here for my Weekend Writing Warrior postWe’re Celebrating the Ndulgent Bloggers’ 4th BLOGiversary!

4 Years of Reviews. 4 Years of Supporting Authors. 4 Years of Great Books. 4 Huge Bags o’ Swag.

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I love to indulge, especially when it comes to my addiction to hot romances. My heroines are hard working ladies. I may not make their path to love easy, but I make sure the reward is worth it.

In my latest release, Taking Courage, Janna and Simon are having a hard time getting past their bumpy start. She fears he’ll never really want her and he’s not ready to see her go. In this snippet you’ll see if this is where it will end or if it’s just the hot indulgent beginning.

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She pulled herself from his hold a little too easily. It only took a couple steps to get out of his reach.

“I’m sorry this didn’t work out. I’ll contact Charlie. Maybe she can set up a meet for Friday and I’ll be off your hands.”

“Now, wait a minute.”

“I’m sorry for the trouble I’ve caused you. I get it now.” She stepped closer to the door and her escape route. “I shouldn’t have put you in this position.”

“Would you just hold on for a minute? Stop running from me.”

She stopped moving.

“Get back over here. I didn’t release you.”

She pivoted on the balls of her feet, and he pointed to the space in front of him. She squeezed in between Simon and the desk. He leaned forward and forced her back. She rested her elbows on the desk and knocked her head into his laptop. He pushed it away.

Silently he opened her blouse. Her bra had a front closure, and he released it as well. She flicked off her shoes and pulled up her feet to rest them on the edge of the desk. He grabbed hold of her pussy and returned her to the moment and his control.

Long seconds ticked by as he watched her. Was he making a decision about her, or had he done it already? She bit her lip. Vulnerability rolled in waves over her. Simon had exposed her in a whole new way. Why was she letting him do this to her?

“Maybe I’m giving you a hard time because I’ve been hurt before by lies.” He looked like a judge deciding her fate.

“I’m sorry, Sir.”

“Thank you.” He flexed his fingers, reminding her of her position. “Here’s where I stand. I do believe your actions weren’t meant to be manipulative, and I’ll stop bringing it up.” His eyes raked over her, and flames licked through her body. “But don’t think I’ll let you get away with lies by omission again.”

“I know,” she spat out.

He squeezed the folds around her pussy.

“Thank you, Sir.”

“Now, as for me wanting you.” He pulled her hips to the edge of his desk. “Give me your hand.”

She reached for him, and he pulled her to sitting. With a kiss to her palm, he pressed her hand around the hard ridge of his cock.

“I’ve been hard for you all day. I know the soft, warm grip of your pussy, and it’s all I could think about today, especially after feeling your ass and watching your squirm through the meeting.” He stroked her hand up and down on his hard length. “You’re breathtaking, Janna. Having control over your body is quickly becoming my obsession. I can’t get you out of my head. I couldn’t wait to touch your pussy again, to taste you, watch you pulsate as your orgasm rises and you come all over my tongue.”

“Yes, please, Sir.”

“I’ll help you to learn the path as my submissive, and we’ll take the rest one day at a time.” He bent over her and took her left nipple into his mouth and pushed the heel of her hand down the edge of his cock.

“Oh, Sir.”

“I must warn you.” He tugged on her nipple with his teeth and let it go. “Do you remember your safe word?”

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Janna’s ready to make over her life and get out from under the controlling thumb of her father. She doesn’t want another failed arranged marriage. She’s ready to do whatever it takes for the career she wants, enter the lifestyle she craves, and to earn the trust and love of the man that has captured her heart, but heartbreak and career hiccups seem to be her destiny.

Simon’s still recovering after his last submissive lied her way into his life. He’s not ready for Janna and how she pushes against his prejudices. He needs to decide if he’s willing to lose her or if he’ll fight for her love and submission.

click to see TAKING COURAGE on Goodreads

WHERE YOU CAN FIND TAKING COURAGE:

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