Hello, all! I hope everyone is doing well. If you’re in the path of hurricane Sandy, please be safe. I just have a few updates I wanted to share as well as a never-shared before steamy excerpt from The Game of Seduction.
I’m currently working on a short prequel to the third book in the Arrington Family series, Simply Amazing. Its been slightly difficult to write because I’ve never written a short story before or at least not for publication. I’ve been writing, rewriting, editing, deleting entire chapters and writing again. I have to email it to the editor on November 15th. Hopefully, it will be out in December as a free read on the various ebook sites. The prequel takes places about 12 years before the third book in the series, Only One for Me. Both books are about the oldest Arrington sibling, Cannon and his heroine, Yasmine Dubose. I’ll share the cover and the blurb for Simply Amazing with you all soon. Only One for Me will be released in late-spring 2013. I don’t have a specific month yet.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by author Bettye Griffin on her blog Chewing the Fat with Bettye. You can check out the interview here but after you read the snippet below unless you’ve already read the book. Happy reading!
*Disclaimer: The following is an adult excerpt so please don’t read it around the kiddies.
An hour later, Bria was going through her closet when she heard her front door open and close. She stood very still, not because she thought it was a burglar but because she knew who it was. She had given Rasheed an emergency key when Shelbi moved out of the apartment building and across town when she got married, and now he was using it.
“Bria, I know you’re home,” he called out. “Your purse and keys are on the foyer table.”
Reluctantly, she walked out to the living area. He sat comfortably in the chair sipping on a bottle of water and looking very handsome.
“Now look, woman. We’re not going to play the avoid Rasheed game again, do you hear me?”
“Who said I was avoiding you?” She turned from the intensity on his face and walked into the kitchen. She wasn’t surprised when he followed her in there. He sat on one of the barstools at the island, and she leaned against the sink.
“Really? I woke up this morning, and you were gone. I’ve called your cell phone, and it keeps going to voice mail. So yes, I’d say you were avoiding me.”
“You want something to eat?”
“You can’t cook, Bree.”
“No, but I can make grilled cheese sandwiches and some curly fries.” She opened the freezer to retrieve the fries and to cool her face off. He looked so damn good in his blue jeans and a black sweater, she just wanted to say the hell to their friendship and seduce him right there.
She let out a surprised sigh as strong arms wrapped around her waist, pulling her body against his hard one. His scent whiffed into her nostrils, and she wanted him to take her just like that, especially when she could feel the swell of his erection on her backside.
“You’re still avoiding me,” he whispered in her ear, his lips hovering over it. His voice was deep and heavy, sending a warm sensation through her.
“I … wasn’t avoiding you. I’m just … hungry.”
“Me too.” He dipped his tongue into the crook of her neck. “Hungry for you.”
She moaned and leaned her head back on Rasheed’s chest, feeling the hardness of it. It was comforting and warm just like his embrace that she hated to leave from that morning.
“I woke up ready for round four, and you weren’t there.” He placed kisses down her neck and kneaded her breasts whose nipples hardened as soon as he touched them.
She gave up trying to resist. “I’m here now,” she whispered. She closed the freezer, leaving the bag of fries on the shelf. He turned her around to face him, and he seized her lips as if he hadn’t seen her in forever. She parted her lips more to allow him better access to her tongue as he continued to kiss her with so much passion and vigor that it sent quivers of exhilaration down to her aching sex that craved to have him inside of her once more. She let out soft moans as she massaged his smooth head and deepened the kiss by pulling him closer to her.
His fingers skimmed the waistband of her sweatpants and another moan erupted as he pulled his lips from hers.
“Shhh. Be patient.” He kissed her gently once more and then stooped down to his knees and pulled her sweatpants to the floor. He halfway grinned. She was panty-less. “I see you were expecting me.”
Copyrighted by Candace Shaw August 2012
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