Thursday, February 28, 2013

Quote of the Day 5: HER LUCKY LOVE

To lead up to the release of HER LUCKY LOVE, I'll be showing off one or two sentences a day (or so) until March 5th! Are you ready for Bray and Ally?


“Mom!” Cameron yelled from his room. “Aiden is looking at me!”

“So what, buttface?” Aiden yelled back at his brother from the same room, which also happened to be Lacy’s room.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Quote of the Day 4: HER LUCKY LOVE

To lead up to the release of HER LUCKY LOVE, I'll be showing off one or two sentences a day (or so) until March 5th! Are you ready for Bray and Ally?





All his luck in the world hadn’t been able to protect her when she needed him most.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Quote of the Day 3: HER LUCKY LOVE

To lead up to the release of HER LUCKY LOVE, I'll be showing off one or two sentences a day (or so) until March 5th! Are you ready for Bray and Ally?




“Stop thinking about your damn beer and tell us what the hell is going on,” Tyler said as he looked over his shoulder.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Quote of the Day 2: HER LUCKY LOVE

To lead up to the release of HER LUCKY LOVE, I'll be showing off one or two sentences a day (or so) until March 5th! Are you ready for Bray and Ally?



Jackson and Tyler were already in a booth in the back, away from prying eyes. Well, as away as they could get. Considering they were Coopers, they were fodder for town gossip no matter how hard they all tried to stay out of the spotlight.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Quote of the Day 1: HER LUCKY LOVE

To lead up to the release of HER LUCKY LOVE, I'll be showing off one or two sentences a day (or so) until March 5th! Are you ready for Bray and Ally?


He hated leaving them, but he had a job to do. And, frankly, he couldn’t stand watching Allison move away from him every time he got a bit closer. 


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday Snippet: CHARMED SPIRITS


CHARMED SPIRITS is on sale for only $0.99! Grab the first book of the Holiday, Montana series for this special price while you can!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/XvkHz0
Barnes&Noble: http://bit.ly/VMo1X7
ARe: http://bit.ly/U0bUZS
Kobo: http://bit.ly/Z2w9sA 


Excerpt:

The road to salvation is found through cleansing your heart and finding the right path. Turn your back on those with wicked ways.”Jordan Cross switched off the radio in her ’68 Mustang.
“Really? They’re still preaching that garbage? It’s 2012 for freak’s sake,” she mumbled to herself, and drummed her fingers on the steering wheel.She came up to a sign and rolled her eyes at the message.“Yeah, sure. Welcome to Holiday, Montana. Right. Like that would ever happen. And, Jordan, you really need to quit talking to yourself or they’ll think you’re crazier than they already do.”On second thought, maybe adding new quirks to her repertoire would enhance her wickedness. She smiled and took a sip of her Coke, her gaze on the empty road ahead of her. She practiced her cackle and looked out on the barren hills and plains of Holiday, Montana.Okay, so it wasn’t barren. She just hated it so much she wanted it to be barren so it would reflect that. Trees reached to the sky, their fall colors reminiscent of a harvest sunset. Deep greens, burnt oranges, and crisp apple reds dotted the tree line. Mountains carved through the skyline, towering over the valleys beneath them. Rivers and streams cut through the rolling meadows and beautiful clearings creating a freaking stunning landscape. Any second now Bambi would frolic through.She knew she needed to stop the bitter attitude. After all, her life’s work—well, the one she hid from peering eyes—depended on nature and all its bounty. Still, that didn’t mean she had to like the fact she’d returned to Holiday.“I’m back.”
Charmed Spirits – Holiday, Montana Book 1 

Jordan Cross has returned to Holiday, Montana after eleven long years to clear out her late aunt’s house, put it on the market, and figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Soon, she finds herself facing the town that turned its back on her because she was different. Because being labeled a witch in a small town didn’t earn her many friends…especially when it wasn’t a lie.
Matt Cooper has lived in Holiday his whole life. He’s perfectly content being a bachelor alongside his four single brothers in a very small town. After all, the only woman he’d ever loved ran out on him without a goodbye. But now Jordan’s back and just as bewitching as ever. Can they rekindle their romance with a town set against them?
Warning: Contains an intelligent, sexy witch with an attitude and drop-dead gorgeous man who likes to work with his hands, holds a secret that might scare someone, and really, really, likes table tops for certain activities. Enough said.

Friday, February 22, 2013

HER LUCKY LOVE Chapter 1 Reveal

Chapter 1 of HER LUCKY LOVE is now up on my site! Be sure to check out this sneak peek from the highly anticipated 4th book in the Holiday, Montana series.

You can find it HERE.


Her Lucky Love – Holiday, Montana book 4 – Coming  March 5th, 2013
Brayden Cooper has always been lucky. It’s in his blood and in the coin that he has hanging on a leather tie around his neck. He has everything in the world he could ever want: money, a job, brothers he loves, and the luck that comes with his powers. Yet he’s empty. Everyone but him knows  he loves Allison, yet it’s going to take something stronger than luck to bring them together.
Allison Malone is exhausted. After the death of her abusive husband, her hell of a marriage is finally over and now she’s alone with her three children that are the center of her world. Long hours at work, plus mommy duty at home are taking its toll on her and that’s not the worst of it. Her late husband’s family is in town and they want her children.
The outsiders have secrets of their own and it’s going to take all of the Coopers, especially Brayden’s, help to save them. When trouble attacks, Allison will have to remember that she’s also a woman who needs love, and Brayden might be the one to give that to her.
Warning: Contains one sexy mechanic with a lucky streak, a waitress who needs to give into her temptations, and a love so fierce it’s bound to set the sheets on fire. Again.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shattered Emotions Playlist

I'm about to dive in deep in Maddox's story and this is the music getting me there. Can you tell I like most things?


1.      Anything Could Happen – Ellie Gouldling
2.      Old Wine in a New Bottle – One Arm Train
3.      Stand – Cassadee Pope
4.      Not Over You – Cassadee Pope
5.      Stupid Boy – Cassadee Pope
6.      Cry – Cassadee Pope
7.      Over You – Cassadee Pope
8.      Just a Fool – Cristina Aguilera and Blake Shelton
9.      The Prayer  – Cristina Aguilera
10.  Mercy – Deffy
11.  Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
12.  Father of Mine – Everclear
13.  Love the Way You lie – Eminem
14.  Wonderful – Everclear
15.  Not Afraid – Eminem
16.  Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
17.  Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
18.  Best of You – Foo Fighters
19.  I Won’t Liw – Go Radio
20.  Who We Are – Hope Partlow
21.  Somebody’s Heartbreak – Hunter Hayes
22.  Wanted – Hunter Hayes
23.  Storm Warning – Hunter Hayes
24.  Gluttony – Buck Cherry
25.  God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
26.  Honey Bee – Bake Shelton
27.  Keep Breathing – Ingrid Michaelson
28.  With a Little Help from My Friends – Joe Crocker
29.  Almost Home – Mariah Carey
30.  Babel – The entire Mumford and Sons Album
31.  Just Give me a Reason – Pink
32.  Try – Pink
33.  Fireflies – Owl City
34.  Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
35.  Long Snake Moan – PJ Harvey
36.  Soul Survivor – The Rolling Stones
37.  Corduroy – Pearl Jam
38.  Go With the Flow – Queens of the Stoneage
39.  Yuri-G – PJ Harvey
40.  Simple Man – Shinedown
41.  Gravity – Sara Bareilles
42.  45 – Shinedown
43.  If You Only Knew – Shinedown
44.  Leather and Lace – Stevie Nicks
45.  Stand Back – Stevie Nicks
46.  Landslide – Stevie Nicks
47.  Drops of Jupiter – Train
48.  Noble Maiden Fair – Emma Thompson
49.  Learn Me Right – Birdy and Mumford & Sons
50.   Touch the Sky – Julie Fowlis
51.  Into the Open Air – Julie Fowlis
52.  Silver Springs – Fleetwood Mac
53.  Just a Kiss – Lady Antebellum
54.  Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
55.  Defying Gravity – Idina Menzel
56.  Who are You When I’m not Looking – Blake Shelton
57.  Night Train – Jason Aldean
58.  Take a Little Ride – Jason Aldean
59.  Home – Blake Shelton
60.  Lost – Anouk
61.  I Aint the Same – Alabama Shakes
62.  I Found You – Alabama Shakes

Manic (Thursday) Updates: February Edition



Happy Thursday!!! (I know, it should be a Monday Update, but shh!) I'm in the middle of my 8-month crazy "why did I do this" time so I'm going to be quick. LOL Time is moving fast and books are coming out like crazy. FINDING ABIGAIL (Holiday, Montana 4) came out earlier this month and is doing great. Thank you! CHARMED SPIRITS (Holiday, Montana 1) is only $0.99 until the end of the month so make sure you get it at this low price when you can!

Waiting for:
  • Cover for SHATTERED EMOTIONS (Redwood Pack 5). Scott and I have been talking about it and getting excited!
Working on:
  • First Round of edits on HER WARRIORS' THREE WISHES (Dante's Circle 2). I'm in the middle of deep edits on them and going crazy because I wanted to add a plot point at this late in the game. It's still on schedule for it's April 23rd release, but I'm working hard.
  • Getting the tour ready for HER LUCKY LOVE (Holiday, Montana 4). I have the topics and my press kit done. Now I just need to write 12 posts. 
  • Finishing my schedule for plotting and writing.
  • Planning my April trip to Florida with Lia Davis to hang out and write FATED TRANQUILITY (Keys of Fate 1)
Writing:
  • FORGIVENESS (Redwood Pack 4.7). I'm getting through this quickly, but it's not my main WIP so I can focus on a big book. I love working on Adam and Bay.
  • SHATTERED EMOTIONS (Redwood Pack 5). I just started on this one and boy, I've already cried. Yes, it's going to be a hard one but most of you know that I love Maddox so much.
Other:
  • With all these releases coming up every month and without the ability to do pre-orders, the best way to know when you can buy my books, like Tyler's story next month, is to sign up for my newsletter. Click HERE if you'd like to!

Until next month!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

IT TAKES 2: Marie and Carrie Ann are at it again!


We're baaaaack! Marie Harte and I are here to show off our brand spanking new releases. Hers is the final book in the PowerUp! series while mine is the third in my Holiday, Montana series. I'm sooooo excited to read KILLER THOUGHTS by Marie Harte. I even tried to get more info out if her during our IMs, but alas, she said I have to read the book...which I'll be doing tonight. Yes, even authors can be fan girls. It's what we do. Now, as for the party, no, we aren't supplying the booze. Sorry. But we are supplying the prizes and the books.

To enter to win the following prizes, you need to answer the question on my site, leave your email, then go to MARIE'S BLOG, answer her question and leave your email. That's it. Then you're entered.

MY QUESTION: What holiday paranormal would you want to be? 

Prizes:

1) From Carrie Ann: An eARC of HER LUCKY LOVE (Holiday, Montana 4)
2) From Marie: Free copy of RetroCog, book that introduced Ian Ryder (one of her heroes) and a $15 Amazon GC.



Finding Abigail - Holiday, Montana Book 3, is here! 
Tyler Cooper is the town sheriff and, in the past, had been the only person keeping Holiday steady. Though the community is now finding out that it’s town is magical, Tyler has always known it—it’s in his blood.  He has always known his fate of becoming a cupid, striking love into the hearts others, but an enemy from his past is set on keeping him from finding his own destiny—and love.
Abigail Clarke is leaving Holiday for good. She has to. After years of trying to fit in and make Tyler notice her, she’s giving up. She’s watched her friends fall in love and it’s  heartbreaking. Acknowledging that the one man she’s always loved doesn’t want her,  it’s time to move on and find her own future.
Right when the stars align and Tyler opens his eyes, his enemy is back and has his sights on Abigail. Abigail is in danger and Tyler  may be the only one to stand up to him and save her.
Warning: Contains one sexy sheriff who turns into cupid, complete with bow and arrow, the sweetest teacher you’ll ever meet who needs to find her bad girl side, and a love of candy hearts that’s sure to bring them together.

Find it on:

Find it in Print on:

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KILLER THOUGHTS

Tricking the con man into loving him is just the first of Owen’s problems. Keeping them both alive long enough to enjoy that love might be more than he can handle—without his thief by his side.

Owen Stallbridge is a powerful psychic who’s done his share of jobs for the government. He’s a millionaire and secret agent trying to segue out of his assassination assignments. The silent partner in the PowerUp! Gym, he normally lets his buddy Jack command the psychics working there. Owen has his hands full running his multimillion dollar empire and trying to keep an eye on Ian Ryder, a forger, a conman, a criminal too sexy for his own good.

But now Owen's life is on the line. An old enemy has returned, and it's up to Owen to handle him before innocents are harmed. He'll need Ian's help to run the enemy down, that's if he can trust the thief. Ian is smart, sexy, and vulnerable—all Owen wants in a partner and all that he desires in a man. But Ian refuses to trust. He won't make it easy for Owen to claim him. With time running out, they have to take a chance on each other if they want to survive the looming danger. And Owen will have to believe in the man who's stolen his heart.


Monday, February 18, 2013

FORGIVENESS Cover and Blurb Reveal!


FORGIVENESS - Redwood Pack 4.7 (Coming May 21st, 2013)

Adam Jamenson's courtship of his mate wasn't the most conventional. In fact, it didn't exist. Though he knows Bay loves him with every ounce of her soul, he needs to prove to her that he's worth it. Not only for her, but for himself. While they move on and learn to be the Enforcer mated pair, Bay will find herself on a path that leads her to a history beyond just her and Adam's mating. When she finds a locket rich in history and memories, she'll do all in her power to see those involved found and remembered. With Adam by her side, they'll both find the true meaning of forgiveness.

Author’s Note: This is a novella set between books 4 and 5 to give you a taste of Bay and Adam. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of one of the Redwood’s favorite couples.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday Snippet : Charmed Spirits


CHARMED SPIRITS is on sale for only $0.99! Grab the first book of the Holiday, Montana series for this special price while you can!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/XvkHz0
Barnes&Noble: http://bit.ly/VMo1X7
ARe: http://bit.ly/U0bUZS
Kobo: http://bit.ly/Z2w9sA 


Excerpt:

Matt Cooper walked into the hardware store in a daze, his body going through the motions while his mind tumbled in an array of memories, anger, and longing.She’s back.Jordan Cross, his high school love and childhood best friend…back. She’d left without a word, leaving a mess of dashed possibilities and his broken heart in her wake.
But, Jesus, she looked even better than before.Her green eyes seemed darker, more haunted or sorrowful, than before, like she’d fought more than she’d bargained for and was still losing. Her hair was longer now, very glossy sable locks falling to the middle of her back in careless waves. He’d had loved to run his fingers through it when they sat at the lakeside watching the sun set.Yes, they’d been that clichéd in high school, but he’d loved her.Loved.
Past tense. Because he didn’t love her anymore. She’d left him. Left him with his problems, his everything and yet nothing.Matt shook his head and went behind the counter, trying to ignore the dull pain in his temples. Darn witch, she shouldn’t be here. He didn’t want to think about her. Didn’t want to deal with it all over when she left again.

Charmed Spirits – Holiday, Montana Book 1 


Jordan Cross has returned to Holiday, Montana after eleven long years to clear out her late aunt’s house, put it on the market, and figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Soon, she finds herself facing the town that turned its back on her because she was different. Because being labeled a witch in a small town didn’t earn her many friends…especially when it wasn’t a lie.
Matt Cooper has lived in Holiday his whole life. He’s perfectly content being a bachelor alongside his four single brothers in a very small town. After all, the only woman he’d ever loved ran out on him without a goodbye. But now Jordan’s back and just as bewitching as ever. Can they rekindle their romance with a town set against them?
Warning: Contains an intelligent, sexy witch with an attitude and drop-dead gorgeous man who likes to work with his hands, holds a secret that might scare someone, and really, really, likes table tops for certain activities. Enough said.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Finding Abigail: Excerpt #4




Who the hell could that be? Hopefully, it wasn’t Clara. He shuddered. Please, don’t let it be Clara.
He opened the door and froze.Abigail.“What are you doing here?” he grunted.“Hello to you too,” she said as she made her way into his house without an invitation.He closed the door and scratched his head. This didn’t sound like her at all. In fact, Abigail was usually very timid around him. Not that he really noticed her beyond that.“What’s going on, Abigail?”“Why do you call me that? Everyone else calls me, Abby.” She bit her lip, and his eyes focused on them for a second.They looked sexy…He blinked, a gray haze coming over his mind.Wait. What had he been thinking about?“Ty? Why do you call be Abigail?”“It’s your name, isn’t it?” And he liked the sound of it on his tongue. That gray haze came back, and he rubbed his temples. What the hell?She shook her head. “Whatever. I’m here to say goodbye actually.”“Goodbye?”“I’m moving, and I thought I’d say goodbye to all the Coopers.” She blinked and looked around as though trying to come up with what to say.“Moving? Why would you do that?”“There’s nothing for me here.”But, what about…


Finding Abigail - Holiday, Montana Book 3, is here! 
Tyler Cooper is the town sheriff and, in the past, had been the only person keeping Holiday steady. Though the community is now finding out that it’s town is magical, Tyler has always known it—it’s in his blood.  He has always known his fate of becoming a cupid, striking love into the hearts others, but an enemy from his past is set on keeping him from finding his own destiny—and love.
Abigail Clarke is leaving Holiday for good. She has to. After years of trying to fit in and make Tyler notice her, she’s giving up. She’s watched her friends fall in love and it’s  heartbreaking. Acknowledging that the one man she’s always loved doesn’t want her,  it’s time to move on and find her own future.
Right when the stars align and Tyler opens his eyes, his enemy is back and has his sights on Abigail. Abigail is in danger and Tyler  may be the only one to stand up to him and save her.
Warning: Contains one sexy sheriff who turns into cupid, complete with bow and arrow, the sweetest teacher you’ll ever meet who needs to find her bad girl side, and a love of candy hearts that’s sure to bring them together.

Find it on:

Find it in Print on:

eStore Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Thursday, February 14, 2013

HER LUCKY LOVE Trailer

The trailer for HER LUCKY LOVE IS HERE!! The fourth book in the Holiday, Montana series comes out March 5th! What do you think?

Finding Abigail: Excerpt #3




Something was ringing, but Tyler couldn’t shut it off. He blindly reached out to try to turn it off but came up with only air. Hell, he’d have to open his eyes se he could find the damn thing. His eyelids were heavy, as if he’d had a long sleep that didn’t equate into the same amount of energy. With as much fight as he could muster, he opened his eyes and cursed.How the hell had he fallen asleep in his living room on the floor? Make that the very hardwood floor. He shifted and groaned at the aches in his not-too-young body. He hadn’t done that since college when he’d drunk too much whiskey, trying to beat his brothers. That hadn’t turned out too well for any of them. None of them drank whiskey anymore, and Jackson still paled at the thought of it.Tyler didn’t exactly remember drinking, so that couldn’t be it.He swallowed hard, trying to wake up, and winced. Fuck, why did his throat hurt?Then it came to him



Finding Abigail - Holiday, Montana Book 3, is here! 
Tyler Cooper is the town sheriff and, in the past, had been the only person keeping Holiday steady. Though the community is now finding out that it’s town is magical, Tyler has always known it—it’s in his blood.  He has always known his fate of becoming a cupid, striking love into the hearts others, but an enemy from his past is set on keeping him from finding his own destiny—and love.
Abigail Clarke is leaving Holiday for good. She has to. After years of trying to fit in and make Tyler notice her, she’s giving up. She’s watched her friends fall in love and it’s  heartbreaking. Acknowledging that the one man she’s always loved doesn’t want her,  it’s time to move on and find her own future.
Right when the stars align and Tyler opens his eyes, his enemy is back and has his sights on Abigail. Abigail is in danger and Tyler  may be the only one to stand up to him and save her.
Warning: Contains one sexy sheriff who turns into cupid, complete with bow and arrow, the sweetest teacher you’ll ever meet who needs to find her bad girl side, and a love of candy hearts that’s sure to bring them together.

Find it on:

Find it in Print on:

eStore Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Book Sale: Charmed Spirits by Carrie Ann Ryan


CHARMED SPIRITS is on sale for only $0.99! Grab the first book of the Holiday, Montana series for this special price while you can!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/XvkHz0
Barnes&Noble: http://bit.ly/VMo1X7
ARe: http://bit.ly/U0bUZS
Kobo: http://bit.ly/Z2w9sA

Charmed Spirits – Holiday, Montana Book 1 


Jordan Cross has returned to Holiday, Montana after eleven long years to clear out her late aunt’s house, put it on the market, and figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Soon, she finds herself facing the town that turned its back on her because she was different. Because being labeled a witch in a small town didn’t earn her many friends…especially when it wasn’t a lie.
Matt Cooper has lived in Holiday his whole life. He’s perfectly content being a bachelor alongside his four single brothers in a very small town. After all, the only woman he’d ever loved ran out on him without a goodbye. But now Jordan’s back and just as bewitching as ever. Can they rekindle their romance with a town set against them?
Warning: Contains an intelligent, sexy witch with an attitude and drop-dead gorgeous man who likes to work with his hands, holds a secret that might scare someone, and really, really, likes table tops for certain activities. Enough said.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Book Spotlight: The Reunited by Shiloh Walker



The Reunited
by Shiloh Walker

From the national bestselling author of The Departed comes an all new novel of danger, intrigue, and a love stronger than death…
AN ETERNAL DESIRE
With his strong psychic ability, FBI Agent Joss Crawford longs for the woman he loved in a past life. But after years of searching, a new case is drawing him into the last place he’d ever want to find her: an underground slave ring. Going undercover to infiltrate the network, he meets Drucella Chapman—the mastermind’s fiancée. Joss has every reason to believe she’s evil. So why is he irresistibly drawn to her?
A DANGEROUS GAME
Drucella has made it her personal mission to bring the slave ring down. But the sadistic ring leader is even more careful than he is cruel. In order to gain information, Dru has had to get close to the very man she wishes to kill, using her gift to read his memories bit by bit. She’d do anything to finish the job, but agreeing to marry him may have been a step too far—even for her.
A FATEFUL ENCOUNTER
Though Joss and Dru are both undercover, nothing can disguise the sense of déjà vu they experience when they meet. Neither can afford to be distracted from the mission at hand, but perhaps their reunion is exactly what this mission needs…

Excerpt used with permission from Shiloh Walker © (unedited MS…)
Hands jammed in his pockets, he headed down the strip, no particular destination in mind.  As a tiny little girl–dressed in a wide-skirted dress of sunny yellow–cut in front of him, he almost tripped over his feet to keep from tripping over her.  Geez, what did she have on her feet, rockets?
Her mother came running out of a store after her and automatically, Joss took a step to cut her off.  The little girl stopped in her tracks and smiled up at him, her mouth smeared with chocolate, a rather marked contrast with the glittery stuff on her eyes, her hair.
“I think somebody’s looking for you,” he said, nodding to the frazzled woman just before the lady could catch her arm.
She gave him a thankful look and as they melted back into the crowd, Joss did the same, moving with the flow.
Nothing here, he thought, distracted, nothing…
The road veered in a path off to the left.  It wasn’t a conscious decision to follow it, but he did so, following it around the curve, passing behind a shop to a small alcove.
And he came up short, freezing in his tracks.
There she was…it was the woman he’d glimpsed earlier, in that figment of a vision, just before the dream had fallen apart, but that gut deep recognition…he knew her.
He knew her face.
Joss Crawford wasn’t prone to melodrama, he wasn’t prone to wishful thinking and he didn’t much believe in fairy tales or anything about crazy tales of love at first sight.
But the woman striding down the pavement, her face grim, her eyes dark…the sight of her was a punch, straight to his heart.  She didn’t look like she should, part of his brain insisted, but it didn’t matter.
He knew her, damn it.  Standing rigid, barely able to breathe, much less move, he waited for her to look at him, to see him…to know him.  But it didn’t happen.
In fact, she was so busy staring at the pavement and making a concentrated effort to ignore everything around her, she didn’t even seem to notice.  She went to pass around him and he just couldn’t stop him–he stepped right into her path so that she crashed straight into his chest.
She plowed into him, that body, all lean limbs and long muscles and golden, sunkissed skin, a nice, solid weight that he figured would fit his body just about perfectly.  She stumbled and he reached up, closed his hands around the upper part of her arms, where the cotton of her shirt kept him from touching bare flesh.
He wanted to touch bare flesh…after all this time, he figured he just about needed to.  But not now.
Right now, she was staring up at him with dazed, distrustful eyes–wariness flashed through them and he felt her tense.
“I’m sorry,” she said coolly. Oh.  That voice.  He loved it.  Elegant and sexy as all get-out, crisp and clean and so damned proper.  “I didn’t see you standing there.”
“No problem,” he said.  It wasn’t what he wanted to say, but after all of this time, he didn’t know what to say.  Damn it.  She was here.
Images, bits of memory from that other life danced through his mind.
Standing by the waterside, almost just like this.
Her face lifted up to his.  That first stolen kiss.
The sound of her laughter.  Watching as she brushed her hair…golden hair then, long, past her waist.  It had been beautiful.  Her hair was dark now, nearly as dark as his own, sleek and shiny in a braid that fell over her shoulder, the tip of it curving over her breast.  He wanted to unravel that braid, fist his hands in her hair and cover her mouth with his, taste her again.



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A little about Shiloh:
Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.  She writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.
Learn more about Shiloh here
Website: http://www.shilohwalker.com/website/
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