A new title for Tess & Kipp Book Two…

Giving a book a title is a difficult thing to do. Sometimes I know right away what a book will be called and other times it takes a little longer to figure it out.

I knew about halfway into writing Tess & Kipp’s second book that the title Demonically Shadowed wasn’t going to work for the story. It’s a strange feeling, but it’s one that can’t be ignored. When a title doesn’t feel right it’s one of those things that eats at you. At least, it does me.

For the past two weeks, I’ve been brainstorming titles for the book, but nothing fit. Of course, all I had to do was have a conversation with my critique partner and she offered up a few choices that got me thinking. One of her suggestions just fit and that irritating itch to find a title for this book stopped being so irrriating.

Without further ado, here is the new title that I’ve decided on for the next book in the Frostbite series.

Demonically Tempted

Frostbite Book Two

I’m happy with it and hope you all like it too. Of course, this is a tentative title and needs to be approved by my publisher, but it’s my hope that they love it as much as I do!


Happy Six Sentence Sunday! This week I’m sharing a snippet from Demonically Shadowed (Tess & Kipp Book Two), which is my NaNo project. I’ve got 40K written and have four chapters to go. I hope to have the first draft wrapped up by the end of next week! *happy dance* Now…onto a moment in this book where I totally *sighed*! Things are just a wee bit complicated since Tess’s lover is a ghost.

“I love you, Tess,” Kipp said, quiet and tender. His gaze was so focused and I felt the intensity of it right to the tip of my toes. “I love you more than a man ought to love any woman. I love you enough to stay here, as a ghost, until you join me.”

I leaned up, brushing my lips over his, only feeling frosty air with no pressure. “And I promise you that one day I will.”

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I’ve had a horrible day and that means it’s time to have a giveaway! Why? Because it makes me feel better!

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Madame Eve’s 1NightStand service has brought together Blake and Taryn on a cold Christmas Eve at the Castillo Lodge. The two will set out on an adventure of pain and pleasure surrounded by Alaskan snow-capped mountains and nestled in a warm country lodge. But as the night develops, Taryn discovers it’s not Christmas presents that will surprise her but instead the very man who mastered her through a night of intense BDSM.

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Happy Six Sentence Sunday! It’s time to turn up the heat a bit! This week I’m sharing a snippet from All She Wants for Christmas is Her Dom, which releases on November 25th, and is part of Decadent Publishing’s Holiday Anthology. I’ll let the scene speak for itself! *grins*

She’d missed him terribly, and seeing him like this, so powerful in front of her—she wondered how she’d gone so long without him.

He must have seen the happiness in her expression because he smiled. “We could exchange sentiments, but I’d much prefer to let your body speak to how happy you are that I’m here with you now.” He gestured to his pants. “Remind me of what I’ve been missing these past five years.”

She sank to her knees, kept her gaze focused on his, and undid his belt.

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Scrabble Scramble!

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WIN an ARC of All She Wants for Christmas is her Dom

All She Wants for Christmas is Her Dom will release with Decadent Publishing on November 25, 2011. And I’ve got two ARC’s up for grabs! Who wants it?

*Warning — This book has intense BDSM that some might find objectionable. If you don’t enjoy some serious spanking, rough play, and the use of floggers, among other toys, don’t read the excerpt and definitely don’t enter the contest.*

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Madame Eve’s 1NightStand service has brought together Blake and Taryn on a cold Christmas Eve at the Castillo Lodge. The two will set out on an adventure of pain and pleasure surrounded by Alaskan snow-capped mountains and nestled in a warm country lodge. But as the night develops, Taryn discovers it’s not Christmas presents that will surprise her but instead the very man who mastered her through a night of intense BDSM.

EXCERPT:

The suite in the Castillo Lodge far exceeded Blake’s expectations. Rustic in appearance with log walls, hardwood panel floors, and the rich scent of evergreens filling the air, it was exactly what he requested and fit the mood for a Christmas getaway. The room delighted him, but the woman who stood before him enchanted him more.

He led the blindfolded Taryn over to the four-poster wooden bed with a quilt on top and placed her hands on the railing over the footboard. “I suggest you present yourself.” She bent over, spread her long, sexy legs, and angled her hips to expose her ass decorated by a thong. Her straight brown locks hung loosely down her back, covering the crimson lace bra that looked lovely against her pale skin. “Nicely done.”

Her chest rose and fell quickly. Nervous? The thought only lingered on his mind a moment—no one paired with him would hold anxieties. As a Dom, he demanded much of his submissives. He needed them to be strong and obedient. And Madame Eve, a matchmaker out of Las Vegas who had arranged the encounter, had been well aware of that fact. As he examined her more closely, he equated her reaction to being aroused, and relished the thought that his mere presence caused her reaction.

“I’m here to please you, Sir.”

The fire in the large stone fireplace on the far side of the large room cast a lovely glow over her skin. “Your desire to entice me is working.” He pressed his hard cock against the seam of her ass to declare she hadn’t been the only one affected. “I appreciate you addressing me with such respect, but for now, we can do without it. I’d advise, though, to use the term when you believe I want to hear it.” He rubbed himself against her and held back his groan. “Is my cock what you want?”

“I ache for you.”

He chuckled before he moved away and saw her stance falter. “That kind of pleasure you’ll have to earn.”

She proved she was a skilled submissive as she recovered her position without pause. “I want to earn it, Sir.”

He strode toward his bag on the floor by the stone fireplace and took out his flogger. She tensed as he flicked his hand to allow her to hear the sound of the tails whooshing through the air. “Do you have a safe word, my pet?”

“Marshal.”

He positioned himself behind her and trailed the flogger over her backside. “Explain why that word holds significance?” He smacked her ass with a hard hit to test her limits.

“I’m a U.S. Marshal in Texas.” She groaned. “Supervisory Deputy to be exact.”

He ran the flogger over her bottom again to tease her. “Is that why the submissive role appeals to you, because of the job you hold?”

“It feels wonderful to give up the control I carry in my day-to-day life.” She moaned as he issued another hit. “And I enjoy being punished.”

He’d already known she enjoyed pain play. Madame Eve had sent him an extensive list of her limits, but he preferred learning for himself where those limits were drawn. “How long have you lived the BDSM lifestyle?”

“Five years.” She squeaked as he delivered a hard hit on her back then let the tails of the flogger tickle down the sweet cheeks of her ass.

“But you haven’t had a lifestyle Dom?”

“I—” She paused. “I’d prefer not to discuss it.”

Unacceptable. He hit hard twice. She bowed her head and cringed. “I didn’t ask what you preferred. Answer the question.”

She breathed deep as he hit lightly along her thighs. “I did have someone, but not anymore.”

“Would he be jealous that I’m your Dom tonight?”

“I’d imagine he would be.” She gasped when he flogged her on the shoulders and continued down her back.

“I suppose then, I’ll need to leave my mark on you for all to see, so they’re well aware who you belong to now.”

Supernaturally Kissed receives a new release date!

There’s been a change in the release date for Supernaturally Kissed. It will now be released on January 5, 2012.

SUPERNATURALLY KISSED

Frostbite Book One

(Previously published as Stolen Dreams – The Lingering Spirit Book One)

Ghosts harass and annoy Tess Jennings to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice.

Kipp McGowen, a cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her.

Tess must help solve the five year old cold case of Hannah Reid, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever or find the killer…

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