I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season. Can you believe that 2019 is already on its way out the door? I can’t, but changes are on the horizon for 2020, so I suppose I’d better adjust quick, fast, and in a hurry, lol.
As of January 1st, I’m taking an official break from my Facebook page and closing it indefinitely. Ideally, I’d love to keep it open, but I’m currently frustrated with the hacking attempts that I refuse to put up with if the powers that be won’t make more of an effort to prevent them. I’ve already permanently closed my professional profile months ago because of this same issue, and now, it’s happening to my personal account. Hopefully, I’ll be back for new releases, and fingers crossed, this won’t be an issue.
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Okay! Let’s talk adventures, shall we?
Lots of changes happening in Baymoor! It was bittersweet to be reunited with the Carlton siblings, their baes, friends, and family. Have you read Time, Love & Tenderness, my latest release in the series yet? If not, check it out and discover what the gang has been up to!
It’s coming. I made a commitment, and I intend to honor it. Thank you for your continued patience.
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS:
Oh, Happy Daaay! The characters are talking, and I’m so here for it! Below is a sneak peek of an upcoming adventure Somewhere to Bloom, featuring my next Kismet Cove couple, Tommy Brewster & Jade Davies.
NOTE THIS EXCERPT IS COPYRIGHTED, UNEDITED, AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE! YOU MUST BE 18+ TO READ.
“Go inside, Jade. Standing out in this rain won’t do you or the baby any good.”
“I’ll go when I finally have an answer!” she stubbornly maintained, stepping in front of Tommy and intentionally blocking him. “It’s time you stopped fighting this, Tommy. Stopped fighting us! Don’t you want to see how amazing we could be together?”
Despite the rain pelting down, Jade’s proposition came through loud and clear. It dangled in the air, crackling between them, triggering an electric flash of awareness that barreled through Tommy. Her emerald gaze ensnared him, and per usual, his thought process was a chaotic knot, tangled whenever she was near. He wasn’t surprised. Everything about Jade Davies was created to tempt him. From her goddess locs that caressed her elegant neck and rounded shoulders to her bewitching eyes and the feline bow of her wide smile. Her sumptuous caramel hue that was draped over curves so lush, that Tommy physically ached to acquaint himself with them. It was hard to reconcile this serenely confident, vibrant woman with the skinny pain-in-the ass brat that had driven him crazy with her childish antics and pranks.
Tommy realized the choice being given to him would alter his life forever. The writing on the wall was glaringly bright like the graffiti Jade used to strategically tag the city of Seattle with. It hypnotized him, summoning Tommy closer to the verge of a precipice where he would have to eventually decide. Would he choose to retreat to his self-imposed exile, or explode into the fulfilled life he coveted, with Jade and the baby, living out loud and openly?
“Tommy?” she prodded, impatient for an answer to the question in her aching heart. The warmth he exuded heated Jade’s cool flesh, making her want to sink into him. His soapy citrus fragrance teased her nostrils and blended with the rich scent of the earth and aromatic flowers surrounding them, here in the garden.
Tommy’s eyes shuttered. “If you’re searching for a fairytale, Jade, then the answer is no. I’m fresh out of them.”
“You’re not!” Jade volleyed with a rebellious jut of her chin. Seeing it made his lips twitch with amusement. “You’re just scared shitless.”
His humor faded and his jaw flexed at her challenge. Tommy tried to avert his gaze, unwilling to allow her to see how on point she was. Jade refused to let him. Her fingers reached out and gently touched the side of his face that he always concealed from her. Tommy flinched and jerked back, but Jade cupped his face in her hands and held fast and he stopped resisting what he craved most in the entire world. Just for a minute, Tommy told himself, closing his eyes. It had been so long since he’d felt another person’s touch aside from his doctor and specialists. Jade’s fingers felt exactly like her. Like he knew they would. Magic.
“Do you think I’m the fairytale?” Tommy’s whisper was rougher than normal, underscored by torment. “Because I’ve never read one where the princess and the villain lived happily ever after. That’s who I am. The villain. You’d do well to remember that, princess.”
Jade reached up and replaced her hands with her lips, pressing them over Tommy’s wet, scarred flesh. Her eyes filled with tears at the anguished howl that he couldn’t quite suppress. Like an earthquake, it rumbled through him. This beautiful man had earned his injuries saving her brothers. It was a debt that could never be repaid. The need to show him how much he was appreciated and loved overwhelmed her at times, but Jade wouldn’t stop until Tommy realized and accepted that he was deserving of her. She pulled back, blinking away tears that mingled with the rain. Her words stuck in her throat when Tommy opened his eyes and revealed the raw longing and sadness he could no longer keep buried. Jade smiled tremulously, and grimly, he returned the gesture.
“Everything hits different with the right person; you have to know and believe that, Tommy. I’m not playing the waiting game now that I know what I want. I refuse to accept anything less. It’s now or never…”
Hot eyes roving over her, Tommy silently cursed the fact that he wasn’t anywhere near as strong as she believed him to be. Her off-shoulder, sunset-colored maxi was drenched and molded to her body, accentuating her rounded stomach, flared hips, and…the fact that she wasn’t wearing a bra. A man of substance and character would have adamantly declined her offer and ran like hell. Except, Tommy was helpless where this woman was concerned. Jade’s fire and indomitable spirit, her spunk and take-no-prisoners-attitude, beckoned him like a moth to a flame. She was bringing it all to the table, and it was only right that he manned the fuck up and met her halfway.
Tommy shifted, closing the gap between them, his hand splayed on the small of her back possessively while his other, fisted her soaked locs, wrapping them around his hand and tugging her head back like he had every damn right to. Their bodies were flush as could be with Jade’s belly between them and they stared at each other in wonderment, anticipation simmering in their veins. And after months of fantasizing and dreaming of what it would feel like, Tommy lowered his head slowly, giving Jade time to reconsider. Instead, she remained true to form, rising to the occasion, or rather up on tiptoe, to meet him. Eyes drifting shut, their lips finally met.
Whew! Well, that’s all for now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!