Friday, July 30, 2010

New Excerpt for Sex On Summer Sabbatical

Still on the road (Day 15), and not much new to report, so I thought I'd put up a new excerpt for Sex On Summer Sabbatical. :)


He purposely didn’t tease, letting her calm down again as he typed the information in. “Okay, let’s take your vitals for a baseline.” Adam pulled the blood pressure cuff away from the wall and tried to remain dispassionate as he ran through his normal routine with half his mind on his work and other half enjoying the innocent touches and her breathless reactions to them.

Sternly warning himself to keep it under control in the workplace, he nevertheless was glad he’d worn a restraining jock as he knew what was to come. Just the thought of putting Tori through her paces, thoroughly assessing her body, was severely taxing his restraint—and he had barely started. For the first time, he doubted the wisdom of taking her on as a client.

Oh, come on, you can keep it professional here. She’s just another body.

Yeah, right.

“Okay, lie back. We’re going to do some range of motion so I can get an idea of where you’re at.”

Tori surprised him by lying back immediately, without a protest, giving herself over to his control. Swallowing at the vision she made reclined before him, he tried to get back on task, running through a typical range of motion series involving all her joints. All the while, he was hard pressed to keep his touches clinical rather than caressing. And the little minx had to know what she was doing to him, a knowing glint in her eye as she watched him manipulate her body.

Having her stand, he ran through an informal flexibility test, noticing she winced as she stretched her hamstrings.

“Are you sore from running?”

Tori grimaced slightly. “Is it obvious?”

Adam had to fight a laugh at her pout. “Just to me. It’s what I do. We’ll do some light stretching later, and I’ll keep it in mind while we do our first workout. So what time of day do you feel at your best?”

Regarding him thoughtfully, she leant back against the table, the move thrusting her breasts forward, lovingly accentuated by her sports bra. She was either a huge tease, or she had no idea how alluring she looked. Adam’s throat went dry as she responded, “Hmm, that’s a tough one. I do my best work later in the day and into the evening. But physically? I guess I feel at my peak about now, around mid-morning.”

“Then that’s when we’ll try to meet for workouts. That’s actually works well for me. Most of my clients work during the day, so early morning and late afternoon to evening are my busy times.” Equal parts relieved and disappointed when she straightened, Adam forged ahead to the fun part. Rummaging in the drawer, he came up with a tape measure.
Tori’s eyes widened with alarm. “Oh no. No, no, no. You are not measuring my butt.” She began scooting along the edge of the table as if seeking safety.

Laughing aloud, Adam advanced on her. “Come on. Don’t you want to see how much you’ve improved by the end of the summer?”

She glared at him, arms crossed. “Are you telling me my ass needs improvement?”

Thursday, July 22, 2010

On The Road Again...

We're on our annual trip to the Midwest, and so far it's been fun and uneventful. I've had a chance to get caught up on a lot of editing, and now I'm concentrating on wrapping up my three works in progress. Before heading out, we spent a long weekend at Sunriver, and I was happy to find Wi-fi at not only our vacation home, but also the pool!

This time last year, I was not yet published, so the trip has brought back all sorts of memories of the hopes I felt with manuscripts submitted and awaiting responses. Little did I know that when I got back from this trip last year, I would have two contracts waiting for me within a week! Remarkable Restraint and A Pint Light--they seem so long ago already!

Only a few weeks away from my first Seasoned Women release, Sex On Summer Sabbatical on August 9th!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Seasonal Question

Got doused in the backyard today, and didn't even bother to change. I'm still damp, but it's warm enough that it feels good. Picked a good day to figure out how to program the sprinkler system.

I'm finding that I'm writing (and reading for that matter) a lot about hot, steamy locales and summery weather. Enough so that when I was proofing a book which had a long "I'm freezing" scene, it really stood out.

Many publishers seems to try to time their themes to the seasons. So my question to you all is, as readers, do you tend to gravitate towards books "themed" to the current season? Or does it matter? Would it be strange to read about a hot, summer setting in the winter? Or would it bring back fond memories of the warmth you're not getting anymore?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A New Cover

Got my cover this week for my next release, Sex On Summer Sabbatical, the first of my Seasoned Women stories. It's coming up quickly, only one month away on August 9th. Here's the blurb: 

Who knew it would so hard to get a twenty-something man to have sex?

Forced by her employer to take a three month sabbatical, workaholic Tori Warren makes a checklist of things to accomplish which will make the time off worthwhile.

Get into the best shape of her life. Have the most fun of her life. Oh, and have the best sex of her life.

Sexy young Adam comes into her life at just the right time. A physical trainer with a loving-life personality, he should work nicely in helping her meet all three goals. He’d be especially perfect for the best sex. Now if he would only just cooperate...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Fourth and A Fun Twist On My DD's Fave Song

Enjoyed the heck out of the fourth. Picked almost 40 pounds of blueberries at a u-pick, visited a state park, went for ice cream at a historic general store, had company for a cookout, set off fireworks, and was able to watch the same great city fireworks display as always...from the new house--an unexpected treat!! Even better view than from the old one. Luck's being a lady to me.

This is making the rounds and made me smile. My daughter loves this song right now, and I enjoyed this take on it. :)