After a chillier than usual winter, the denizens of Corbin’s Bend are delighted to celebrate the arrival of summer. Flowers blooming, big blue sky stretching to the mountains…and maybe a few outdoor “activities” in backyards. A barbecue spatula isn’t just for hamburgers anymore! But along with the arrival of summer, we’re getting very close to my July 9 release date for For Ben! So excited!
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Fresh tears slipped down the tracks on her cheeks and dripped off her chin. She wouldn’t meet his gaze. What had he done? His arousal faded, replaced by concern.
“Say something to me.”
She blinked. “You mean it?”
He searched his mind for what she referred to. “I mean everything I say.” Way to give a strong front. “But what…?”
“You really want to keep me?” She rested her head against his shirt, wetting the fabric with the sweet liquid of her emotions. “Even after the way I’ve behaved?”
His heart swelled and he stroked her hair, so soft under his palm. “You have been under some pressure. Your sister’s death and having to take on the care of a small boy. I had just about given up on having a child of our own, you know. I was going to talk to you about it on our vacation.”
Teri laughed, a small bitter sound. “The one I was trying to cancel.”
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The Marquis and the Mistress
The House of Lords Book 2
A 1 Night Stand Regency
By Dominique Eastwick
Publisher Decadent Publishing.
Heat Level 4
Lord Simon James Winston, seventh Marquis of Breckinridge, can have anything he wants, except the woman he loves. After Chandra, his lover of two years, spurns his marriage offer, he does his best to forget her. When friends discussed the services of Madame Eve one night over cards, it seems like just the thing to get him over his heartbreak.
Mrs. Chandra Mallory wants nothing more than to marry her lord, but deep-hidden secrets threaten to destroy that dream. On a whim, the widow calls on the services of Madame, hoping a night of passion can help her move on.
Can one evening heal past hurts and concerns and help a marquis and his mistress realize true love is always worth the chance?
“What?” Shaking his head to clear the memories, he walked to the closed door at the other end of the room. He opened it and cursed upon seeing the large four-poster bed, draped in rich red-velvet bedding. Images of her stripped bare, her pale skin in contrast to the deep colors, hardened his cock. “It appears Madame Eve thinks of everything.”
“There is also a bathing chamber attached to that room.”
“Imagery I didn’t need.” Because if thinking of her naked in bed wasn’t enough, her in a warm bath certainly was.
She touched his shoulder. The simple gesture broke the small thread holding his self-control. Quicker than she could blink, he twisted and pulled her roughly into his arms. Claiming her mouth, he darted his tongue inside when she opened on a surprised gasp. He wound a hand around her waist and jerked her close so she felt how much he wanted her, while threading fingers into her hair, yanking at the pins holding it in its perfectly-coifed bun.
He waited for her to shove him away. Slap his face. Anything to give him a hint he had stepped over the line. But, with a deep moan, she circled her arms around his neck, drawing her small frame up for even closer contact. He deepened the kiss, backing her into the wall, tugging at the layers of fabric in her skirt and gathering them up past her hips. He placed his knee between her bare legs. The damned woman wore no undergarments.
The idea both angered and aroused him.
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Meet the House of Lords
The DUKE His Grace Wolfe Thane, Duke of Foxhaven (The Duke and the Virgin)
The MARQUIS Lord Simon James Winston, Marquis of Breckinridge (The Mistress and the Marquis)
The EARL Lord Andrew Masterson, Earl of Windenshire (The Earl and the Virgin Countess)
The VISCOUNT Lord Jonathon Railey, Viscount of Aunton (The Viscount and the Heiress.)