Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas-Wet Wednesday

Merry Christmas to those who are celebrating today.  

Usually, today would be "Wet Wednesday" and I would create a short teaser that would hopefully tantalize you and have you asking me for more.  However, in consideration for today's significance, it seemed disrespectful for me to write something erotic.  So, in lieu of the typical post, I am sharing a snippet from my recent release Four Weeks 'til Christmas.

Now, I want to say that when I wrote this story, it was about six weeks until Christmas.  Today, the story comes to its conclusion, but I hope it will continue to entertain readers for a long time.  At the end of this post is my more recent release; it went LIVE yesterday and I hope that you will grab a copy of it after you leave my blog.

Technically, the way the characters meet includes liquid, so it's a respectful "Wet Wednesday"; mild and sweet as well.

Four Weeks 'til Christmas Snippet:

“Ah…” Tony put his feet up on the chair next to Noelle.  “I desperately needed to sit down.”

Laughing, Noelle chucked a holiday cookie at Tony.  “You sit all the time.”

“Not true.  Tonight, I've been on my feet since one.”

“Well, I've been on my feet since midnight.  And, a fifteen minute break isn't going to help.”

“Grump.”  Tony chuckled.  “Time’s up kiddo.”

Noelle rolled her eyes at her best friend.  Since coming to work at Samson’s Department Store, Tony had been one of the only people to get close to her.  He didn’t take her quietness as offensive and he went out of his way to make her smile every chance he could.  He was a handsome guy, twenty-one to her twenty-five.  He had beautiful dark brown hair and thick lashes that Noelle would kill for.  Tony had a beautiful swimmer’s physique, just the kind she was attracted to. 

Unfortunately, Noelle wasn’t his type.  When she first started working at Samson’s, she thought his playful ways were flirtation.  Yet, he never asked her out and she began to feel self-conscious.  It took awhile for her to pick up on the fact that it wasn’t her that he was not attracted to, but rather her gender.  When he came to her house to pick her up for the movies, bringing his date Daniel with them, it all had become crystal clear to her.  And, of course, Tony never let her forget it, either.

By six a.m. Noelle was beginning to fall apart.  Her feet hurt, her eyes stung and her holiday cheer had walked out the back door.  She only had two more hours to go and she picked up another cup of coffee to boost her energy. When she heard her name called over the loud speaker, she bolted out of the break room with her cup of coffee and barreled in to a wall.  A human wall.


“Oh my gosh.  I am so sorry.”  Embarrassment and exhaustion took over and as she stared at the huge brown spot on the white shirt in front of her, tears began to slide down her cheeks.

“Hey.  Don’t worry, it’s okay.”  A deep voice vibrated through her.

“I just…it’s…sorry.”  Noelle glanced up at the victim of her clumsiness and gasped.  The man, whom she had just spilled her coffee all over his white button-down, was beautiful.  He was probably over six feet tall, though with his head ducked down to look at her, she couldn’t be sure.  His dark blue eyes were fixed on her face.  He was frowning, but whether it was out of concern or annoyance, she wasn’t sure.  

Noelle hadn’t noticed the strong hands that held her up until now.  Warmth flooded through her and for the first time, in a long time, she felt safe.  Noelle glanced down at the large hands that gently held her forearms and the man suddenly let her go, leaving her feeling bereft.  She wondered what it would be like to feel those gentle hands on other places of her body.  How it would feel to tuck herself in to those strong arms?  She sniffed, wiping her hand over her eyes, and an intoxicating scent drifted to her nose, assaulting her senses.

“Sir.  Please forgive me.  It’s been a long night.  If you send me the cleaning bill I will reimburse you.”

“What?”  Oh, he was well over six foot and built like a linebacker.  His face was scrunched with confusion.  Then, a smile crept on his face as a light flickered in those beautiful eyes.

“Don’t worry about the shirt, sweets.  I have plenty more.”

Noelle would normally bristle at the endearment, but something about the gentleness in his voice comforted her, instead.  To make matters worse, the warmth that had flowed through her body was now probably displayed by the blush in her cheeks.  Which, he was gazing at, that moment.

“I am so sorry.  I have to go.”  She turned to head back to the break room.

“Before you go, Noelle…” Her head snapped back and she couldn’t help but glare at him.  He pointed at her Samson’s name tag then flashed a beautiful, wide bright smile at her, stealing her breath away.  He was gorgeous.  Sinfully gorgeous.  Noelle felt her knees weaken as the thought invaded her mind.  “Do you have any more of those singing dolls?  Sammy or Stacey?  I was given the duty of stopping by and getting one for my niece, but I don’t see them any where.”

“Singing Suzy?”

“Ah, Suzy, yes that’s the one.”

“Let me check for you.”  Noelle high-tailed it away from him and once again headed to the store room.  She dug in to a new box that had been delivered at five a.m. and found the doll. 

“Here you go sir.”

“Zane. Noelle, please call me Zane.”

Noelle felt her cheeks flame as Zane took the box from her, managing to brush her hand in the process.  She turned again and moved away from him as quickly as she could.  Though she knew she’d never see him again, her heart did flip-flops as she played with his name in her head, thought of his hands on her and imagined kissing those delicious lips.  Just a customer Noelle.  Cut it out.

Four Weeks 'til Christmas Available now on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GSPUCTA

Available NOW on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HHH799O

New Year's Kiss (One Night in New York) Synopsis:

Mature Audiences.  Story Contains Adult Themes and Sexual Scenes.

Haylee Perry is 25 and living the perfect life.  She has a job she loves, great friends and her own home.  All that is missing is someone to share it all with.  This New Year's she is determined to not feel lonely, if only for one night.

Kyle is the new friend in the group.  He’s met everyone before at various get-togethers, but because of his hectic schedule as co-owner of a software company, he somehow never met Haylee before.  When he sets his eyes on her, he knows that he has to make her his.  If only he can convince her of that.

New Year’s Eve 2011 will change both of their lives forever. One kiss that night will open up a flood of emotions that neither can handle.  When fate splits them apart, will they ever find their way back to one another?