From guest author @elenakincaid1 a #freeread Alpha Blood Treat #erotic #PNR @evernightpub

Alpha Blood Treat (Pack Warriors #2)  FREE READ

It had been years since the pack wars.  Some are still dealing with the fallout, but all have scars that have never fully healed.  Despite all of this, Gemma, Jordan, and Kane have managed to build a happy life for themselves and their twin boys.

Their holidays may be bittersweet, but their love and passion for each other are even fierier than ever.  Will pack skirmishes, wayward security business clients, and rowdy little boys get in the way of a night full of promise, or will Jordan and Kane manage to fulfill Gemma’s every desire? 



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“I finally got the boys to—” Kane stopped dead in his tracks in the doorway to his bedroom, his words completely failing him due to the sight that greeted him.
Gemma was sprawled out in the center of their king-sized bed, wearing nothing but the wolf ears headband she wore earlier as part of her Halloween costume, her lips quirking into a sly little smile at the sight of him. A goddess, she was bare before him in a lazily relaxed pose. Her left leg was straight, her right, bent at the knee and spread open, revealing her glistening, pink pussy. Both arms were loosely stretched above her head in a pose that conveyed, come and get me and do to me what you will. Kane would happily oblige as soon as he was able to get his frozen self to move.
He couldn’t help but marvel at her beauty for a moment more. She had him tied up in knots all evening with her sexy, little wolf outfit, the hilarity of her costume choice notwithstanding. The beige, faux-fur trimmed dress hugged her every curve, flaring out at mid thigh, and revealing just enough cleavage to be sexy, yet classy. That didn’t stop other males from ogling Gemma, something that one angry, possessive look from either Jordan or Kane had them regretting. Completing her ensemble was a tail, faux-fur boots that went almost up to her knee, and the headband she was currently wearing. Damn, he and Jordan were two of the luckiest sons of bitches.
Sons of bitches who adamantly refused … for as long as they could … to wear any sort of costume. Kane had learned pretty quickly that he could not refuse Gemma anything that would make her and their three-year-old boys happy, especially if not giving in would make them unhappy. So he and Jordan begrudgingly donned last minute, makeshift costumes, which Kane had to also begrudgingly admit, looked pretty bad ass!
He had applied some of Gemma’s makeup to make himself look like Eric Draven from The Crow—the black eye-liner and dark shadow only, since Gemma did not own any white face paint. The black leather pants, skin-tight, black, long-sleeved shirt, and black boots were already part of his wardrobe. He went sans the long, black coat because Jordan needed it for his costume. In addition to Kane’s coat, Jordan wore black slacks, a ribbed, black undershirt and black boots with buckles on them. When he put on his dark aviators, his Neo from The Matrix look was complete.
Gemma squealed with glee when they had surprised her with their costumes. Both characters were from two of her favorite movies. “You both look way hotter, though,” she had said. And from the scent of her arousal, Kane had no doubt she meant it.
“I think you boys deserve a treat later,” Gemma said with a devilish wink. She then sauntered off into the family room adding just a little extra sway to her hips.


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Elena Kincaid is an award winning author.  She writes Erotic Paranormal and Contemporary MFM and MF Romances.  She developed a passion for reading and writing at an early age and loves to write what she loves to read and that is usually romance with a paranormal twist. Her desk is constantly cluttered with journals, sticky notes, and torn out pieces of paper full of ideas.

She was born in
Ukraine and raised in New York, where she currently lives with her daughter.  She graduated college with a BFA in creative writing and In addition to writing, she also started a graphic design business a few years after graduating.  When not working, Elena loves to spend time with her family, travel the globe, curl up with a good book, and catch up on her soaps.




Rename #SexySnippets 'Scorching' as Eden and Liberty can't resist each other #erotic 18+ #PNR


Sexy Snippets are seven sentences, taken from a work in progress, or published book, brought to you every Sunday.
When a stranger arrives in town, he instantly captures lonely Liberty’s attention. Drawn to him by a deep undeniable instinct, Liberty loses her heart when Eden Farrell flirts with her.
Will he be the lover she’s begun to long for?
Eden Farrell, PI, wolf shifter, gorgeous, goes after what he wants, and now he wants Liberty. He recognizes the wolf in her long before she knows what he is. He ignites a passion in Liberty and she delights him with her response.
As a deep bond forms between them, danger follows Eden. He’s in love with Liberty, and believes nothing will keep him from her. Trouble is; danger is out to find them both.
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 He lifted her ass with strong hands and leaned over her, kissing up her stomach to her breasts, and his cock slid into her, filling, stretching, until the hard length of him was deep inside her pussy.
Liberty gasped at the first thrust. It was so incredibly yummy. She held him against her body and wrapped her legs around his hips, digging her heels into his ass to keep him close.
His throaty moans in her ear as he fucked her gave her goose bumps all the way down her neck, and her nipples peaked so hard they grazed deliciously against Eden’s muscles.
Her eyes closed heavy with lust and pleasure, she grabbed his hips and pushed up to meet his thrusts. When another orgasm hovered deep inside her pussy, she craved release again so badly she whimpered for it, grasping at Eden’s dark hair, holding his face to hers so that she could suck his tongue into her mouth and kiss him deep and hard.
©Elodie Parkes Siren Publishing 2015

A Siren top 10 bestseller on release, 'Wolf Bond, The Venn Pack in Love 2 an exciting mix of erotic romance, suspense and paranormal romance for all you shifter lovers.
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Elodie Parkes does a great job carrying over issues from the first book, Surprising the Alpha.... Her characters are well-developed and believable. Liberty is a fun heroine. She had been lonely until Eden enters into her life. I had a lot of respect for Eden.... He is brave and determined. The two make a magnetic couple. I loved the mystery in the plot. I thought the case that Eden was working on was fascinating and tied in well with the series. Some interesting things come into play toward the end of the story that I’m looking forward to reading about in the next book. This is a great series. I enjoyed this book even more then the first one. Thank you for writing it!

She’s beautiful. She’s mine. Who is she? I have to know. I have to meet her. #ScintillatingSunday #PNR

Welcome to the weekly Scintillating Sunday Showcase, The Mile High Muses' permanent blog hop for eight paragraphs, sentences, or words from a romance novel.

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The huge gray wolf skirted the perimeter of the orchards, and then, dropping his pace to a dogtrot, he sniffed the air, and followed the new scents. They were human and something else, some sweet herbal scent he didn’t recognize. There was just the merest hint of wolf, too, but he dismissed it. Perhaps Lucas has been to see Becky in the last weekvague though for a scent that should be familiar to me…too vague…I could be mistaken… Intrigued by the scents, Joshua dropped the thought and went to investigate.

He leapt the low hedge that separated the orchards from the land where the owning family’s house stood. A shiny blue SUV with California plates stood on the drive. The new scents swirled around there. Joshua picked out one and breathed it in. Female—delicious. The perfume enticed and beguiled him. He dropped to the ground in a patch of giant white daises. I want to see her. The need to set eyes on the female drove all other thought from him. The herbal and the female scents filled his head. He swallowed down a surprising urge to howl.

Dani Cruz ran down the steps from the veranda, her glossy brown hair streaming out behind her. The top four buttons of her white cotton shirt were undone and as she moved, the warm breeze flattened the fabric against her breasts. She strode to the SUV.

Mesmerized by her loveliness, the wolf froze to watch her. The way her slim hips moved, her thighs in the tight denim jeans, and the tilt of her head showing her slender neck trapped him in a spell of desire the like he’d never felt before. Joshua snuffled, a sound somewhere between a whimper and a growl. He bathed in her scent. He soaked up the sight of her. She’s beautiful. She’s mine. Who is she? I have to know. I have to meet her.

Enchanted, he gazed at her as she got into the SUV and drove away. Joshua rose up on his powerful hind legs and leapt after the vehicle. At the end of the long driveway, he came to his senses and stopped chasing the SUV. He sat down for a moment his breath strangely stolen from him. He panted, and shook his huge head to rid himself of the captivating female perfume. Joshua’s blue gaze raked the surrounding countryside. The noise of the car engine was faint now. The gray wolf stood again, trotted along the path, and then changed direction to head for home. Thoughts traveled through his head as he crossed the lush terrain. Maybe she’s visiting the family before they move. Maybe she’s come to help them move. Maybe she’s the person who’s buying the orchards…Lucas might know. Hell, but she’s gorgeous, so sexy. I want her…

As he hurtled up the drive to his house, he shifted, and then came to a skidding standstill on the gravel in front of the porch. His clothes were neatly piled on the step, so someone had been home. He checked the scent, Ryder. He dragged on his jeans and T-shirt before looking around for his boots. They remained strewn by his truck. Joshua walked over and slipped them on. He opened the truck door and brought his cell phone out of the glove compartment. A missed call displayed—Liberty. I’ll go see her.

The high street shimmered in the heat of the late afternoon sun. Joshua counted another two closed-up shops, their windows covered with brown paper, and then he saw two sold signs on shops close to Liberty’s café. That’s hopeful at least. I wonder who’s bought them?

He brought his truck to a halt on the road outside the café and jumped out.
Ryder must have seen him coming because he opened the door wide and grinned at Joshua. “I just fixed this, Josh, so I’d appreciate you simply walking through without touching anything. Did you hear the news, is that why you’re back?”
©Elodie Parkes Siren Publishing 2015


Surprising the Alpha, a top 20 bestseller on release.
Joshua is the Venn Pack alpha. He's not to be messed with and yet, lovely Dani Cruz can't help herself.
4 twinkling stars from Readers' favorite
" The story was well-written and full of details. I enjoyed the plot and its resolution to the story......Dani is a surprising heroine. She is smart and determined. The two (Joshua and her) have an intense chemistry that is fun to read about It had some unexpected twists that held me captivated."
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She's Dying to meet Him from @cpmandara 'Good as Dead' #vampire #eroticromance new release

Athlete man with a lot of internal force
Good As Dead

Six people want her dead.
Lainey Hargreaves has a secret that she must keep at all costs. It’s a secret that could change the face of the earth, forever. But not all secrets can be kept, and when hers begins to escape, she is certain that death will follow.
There is only one person that can extricate her from the mess she finds herself in. A vampire.
Mercer is that vampire. His quick, analytical brain will give them a head start against her assassins, but even he isn’t confident of success. He needs to discover what Lainey is hiding, unravel her secrets, and earn her trust. She will need to learn to obey his every order without question if they are to stand a chance of success.
And the best place to start? In the bedroom, of course. All women find him irresistible. All women except Lainey, that is, and she’s going to fight tooth and nail to deny the bright red spark that blooms between them.
She’s going to lose.
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Excerpt
"You will do as you're told." He yanked on the curl he had captured and she had no choice but to stare at his mesmerising gold eyes. 
Swallowing at the invisible lump in her throat, she tried to force her head away from his dangerous gaze but could not break his hold over her. She wanted to roar in exasperation, for this mess could rival the Minos Labyrinth. She felt helpless and frustrated. They were two emotions she had very little experience with and she preferred it that way. “Or what?” Lainey tried to bite back the retort but it was too late, the damage was done. 
When the vamp looked down at her, his eyes were rapidly darkening and his face was contorting with anger. 
She swallowed hard knowing she’d pushed him too far. Instinctively trying to back up, the wall was unforgiving and she smacked her head against it. His head was coming towards hers yet there was not a thing she could do about it. Wanting to scream, all that came out of her mouth was a pathetic little squeak.
 He didn’t stop until his forehead rested against hers, his breath blowing heated little flutters against her lip. 
Her pulse immediately rocketed into orbit and her senses fled. She was only aware of his tempting soft lips, and a great urge to kiss them. For a second, she had a strangled moment of indecision, unsure whether she was willing her body to remain still or urging it to close those last few millimeters separating her mouth from his. Still stranded in torment, he smiled at her as if he knew the inner struggle she was having, and finally made the decision for her.
 Pulling back abruptly, he put some distance between them by slamming both of his outstretched arms on either side of her head. It made her jump. Eyes which had licks of red and orange flames resting in their depths connected once again with hers, and although he was a little further away this time, it didn’t make him seem any less intimidating. “A nice punishing kiss would probably keep you in line for a couple of days, I think. Should I bruise those soft sweet lips of yours and train them to worship mine? I have a feeling though that once I get a taste for you there’ll be no going back. Then again, seeing a lovesick doe-eyed look in those eyes wouldn’t be so bad. What do you say?” He unleashed the full power of his smile upon her and whilst there was no warmth behind it, Lainey got the message. 
 “No,” she whispered, immediately understanding what he had threatened. “I’ll do whatever you say, no questions asked.” She could not be bitten under any circumstances. 
 He huffed out a breath, and slowly removed his hands from the wall. 
Lainey sighed with relief as she had a little breathing space back but something akin to disappointment washed through her veins, and it horrified her. She could not feel this way, especially anywhere near a vampire. 
 “Well, I guess that spoiled all my fun for the evening,” he said regretfully. “But it should make the next couple of days rather interesting because at the first sign of disobedience, I’m claiming my kiss, Miss Hargreaves. Are we clear?” He raised an eyebrow and gave her a lopsided grin. 
Lainey shuddered. “Crystal.” “Good.” “Who are you?” There was a hint of fear in her voice.
 “My name is Mercer.” “Mercer who?” 
Lainey pushed her hands against his chest and he backed up a little bit, allowing her a chance to examine him.
“That’s all you need to know."
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Chasing after Him on the blog today with a new Risso family release from @AutorLynnBurke #eroticromance @evernightpub


Now Available!
Chasing after Him, Risso Family #5
Chasing after Him
Risso Family #5
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Warning: Contains bondage
Charlene Tucker is driven to achieve her goal of becoming a pediatrician, but her rigorous schedule is beating her down. She needs a break from academia, and perhaps pursuing a one-night stand with her hot Italian neighbor will help her relax and re-focus.
Theo Risso enjoys being in control. Tying women up and having them at his mercy is his ultimate obsession. Flirting with Charlene stimulates and challenges his carefree attitude, but his determination to be a good neighbor subjugates his need to dominate her.
A blizzard tamps out the electricity, but not their desire, and being snowed in together provides the perfect setting for Charlene's plan…chase Theo until he succumbs to his own need to take control, to bind her body, and free her mind. Passions run high and tempers will clash as Charlene's pursuit challenges Theo's willpower to resist. But will her need for control threaten her ability to surrender herself to him?
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Excerpt:
Theo obviously liked how I looked. He’d enjoyed an eyeful of my bra-less chest and he’d also taken a sudden interest in my lips. I licked the lingering droplet of wine off the upper while lowering my glass. Time to get things moving. “So.”
He lifted his gaze, brow quirked. “So.”
“Why’d you agree to come over tonight?”
Theo’s sexy smirk sent flutters through my stomach. “I enjoy making you laugh. Helping you remember there’s life outside of your life’s goal.”
“Is that all?”
He nodded and tipped up his glass, not taking the time to savor the dry, oaken flavor.
My entire body tingled with the thought success was in reach. “Why didn’t you sit over here with me?”
Theo peered at me with his dark eyes. Fathomless and unreadable. “Because you’re on a mission.”
For the second time since he’d arrived, laughter bubbled from me. “I am.”
“And according to you, you always succeed.”
“I do.”
He studied the wine while swirling it in the glass. “I sat over here to thwart your plans.”
I narrowed my eyes as I studied his face. “Why?”
“You don’t need any distractions right now.”
Spine stiffening, I lifted my chin. “Or perhaps that’s exactly what I need right now.”
“Not my kind of distraction.”
His gaze latched onto me, and finally—finally—heat I’d dreamed of simmered in his stare. I fought the strange desire to lower my eyes. “I never back down. Ever.”
His coy smirk sent a rush of moisture straight south to slick my panties. “You should.”
“Oh?” I allowed my smile to grow and rubbed a fingertip along my shirt’s drooping neckline. His attention swung downward. “And why’s that?”
“You’re messing with fire.” He lifted his gaze and scorched me with the lust in his black eyes.
Fire? Oh yeah. My body ignited, and burning need swelled between my thighs and settled into my clit. I got up and set my wine glass on the coffee table while moving around it—all without breaking eye contact. Focused on his face, I peered down at him from between his legs. “I can handle a little heat.”  
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About Lynn Burke:
Lynn Burke is a full time mother, voracious gardener, and scribbler of spicy romance stories. A country bumpkin turned Bay Stater, she enjoys her chowdah and Dunkin Donuts when not trying to escape the reality of city life.
Her current work, the Risso Familly Novellas, revolves around four siblings from Boston’s North End.
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Surrendering to Chance a new Weathermen series book from @ravennatate and @evernightpub #erotica

SURRENDERING TO CHANCE - The Weathermen 8
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BLURB Valerie Garfield has loved her boss, Grayson Jensen, CEO of Jensen Software and Web Development, for two years. They had a fling that lasted six months and ended when Valerie told Grayson she loved him, but he didn’t want the same things from their relationship that she did. Now, he wants another chance to prove he’s a changed man and only wants Valerie. As they work side by side toward uncovering the names of more hackers, can Valerie fight her feelings, or will she end up with a broken heart once again? Grayson is part of a group of friends financing the efforts to put a stop to The Madeline Project. The program now has a mind of its own, thanks to a virus called Tommy Twister. These men have power, resources, and money, but they’re as ruthless and possessive as the storms ravaging Earth. They call themselves the Weathermen…

EXCERPT The look in his eyes nearly took her breath away. A combination of lust and uncertainty filled them, and all she wanted to do was fall into his warm, strong arms and let the memories of their six months together become part of her reality once more. He was so familiar, but everything had now changed between them. “I’m not assuming anything tonight. I only wanted to tell you that I had an amazing time, and you look … you look so damn beautiful, Valerie. Thank you for this. All of this. I won’t make you regret giving me another chance.” “Thank you for trusting me with the company secrets.” She was too overwhelmed to say anything else. “I don’t want to talk about work.” “What would you like to talk about?” She could feel the heat coming off his body in waves. His expression turned almost desperate, and she hated that. She didn’t want to torture the poor guy, especially since it was obvious they both wanted the same thing. “Never mind,” she said, stepping closer. “Talking is overrated.” Valerie kissed him, tentatively at first, but she needn’t have worried whether she’d read him wrong. He captured her mouth in a kiss so damn hot she was surprised the carpet under their feet didn’t catch fire. He moved his hands from her shoulders to her face, cupping it so tightly it almost hurt. She moaned into his open mouth, letting it all happen. The sensations racing through her were both familiar and fresh, probably because she hadn’t had sex in forever. It didn’t matter why. All she knew was that it felt so damn right, and she didn’t want to be anywhere else. Grayson released her mouth and moved to her neck, planting soft kisses up and down it. “Valerie … oh my God, it feels so fucking good to kiss you again.” “I can hardly breathe right now.” He gazed into her eyes. “In a good way, right? I mean, you’re okay with this.” “Yes, Grayson. Absolutely.” Before she lost her nerve, Valerie dropped her bag on the floor and reached around to unzip her dress. He stepped back, a drop-dead sexy grin on his face as she let the garment fall to the floor. She stepped out of it, and then removed her sandals and stood in front of him clad only in a lacy half bra and panties that matched the dress. “Keep going.” His voice was gruff and commanding, and it sent shivers up and down her spine. She unhooked the bra and let it fall, then slid off the panties. She’d been naked in front of him before so that was nothing new, but she swore she couldn’t remember him gazing at her like this. As if she was a precious gem he’d just dug out of the rock himself, and no one had ever seen anything like it. She had to blink back tears while his gaze traveled slowly over her body. He didn’t touch her, which was even more arousing. When he finally did reach for her, gently, as if she might break if he wasn’t careful, she moaned loudly and threw herself into his arms. Valerie had always enjoyed making love to Grayson. He was skilled and he knew it. She’d always found that confidence very sexy. This felt different on his part. Or maybe she’d just been away from it too long? He kissed her again, shoving his tongue into her mouth while his hands ran down her back, then over her ass, and finally came up to cup her breasts. He rolled her nipples between his thumbs and forefingers the way she loved, then grasped her ass again and smacked each cheek, hard. She pulled away from the kiss, her clit throbbing now. “Oh God. You know how much I always loved it when you spanked me.” “Too bad I didn’t bring my favorite flogger along on the trip.” She giggled, her arousal rising to crazy heights. “We’ll have to improvise.” “Maybe later.” He pulled her close again. “Right now if I don’t get inside you, I’m going to fucking explode.”
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Who is Jay Levesque really? #MM erotic #romance adventure for #MWTease #WIP

Each week we join #MWTease to give you a taste of a published or work in progress

This week from Heart in Chains
“Beauty as far as the eye can see, no?”

Connor straightened from leaning on the rail and turned to face the speaker. The impact from seeing the man beside him was so strong Connor couldn’t answer for a moment. He faced probably the most attractive man he’d ever seen face to face, because he couldn’t include the TV and movie stars he sighed over. They were unattainable and designated to daydreams. This man gave him an instant rapid heartbeat. 

An emotion close to fear slithered down Connor’s back. He’d never felt such immediate consuming attraction to any man before. As he choked out a few inane words, he soaked up the sight before him. Dark hair, cut in an ultra-fashionable style with darts shaved into the sides by his ears, eyes the color of turquoise, only they glistened with promise, his angular jaw rivaled Connor’s favorite TV actor’s, and his body—well, that made Connor’s cock stir.

“Yes, it’s all breathtaking,” and so are you, Connor added in his mind.

“Jay Levesque.” The hunk held out his hand to Connor as he spoke his name.

Connor hesitated to shake hands for a second. Somehow, he instinctively knew that touching this man would start him on some dangerous path. All the same, he took the proffered hand in his and introduced himself. “Connor Douglas.”

Copyright Elodie Parkes 2016 
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From the moment he sees her, he starts to fantasize #teaserTuesday #erotic romance #WIP

All his Dark Fantasies
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Seth stared into the growing darkness. The idea of finding the booth and taking Rosanna from Beau and Simon ate at him until he turned and strode back into the house. He slowed his pace to mount the stairs for the mezzanine floor, and then he stalked along it, glancing at the booths with closed drapes, and hoping there’d be some way of discovering which one Rosanna inhabited without invading other peoples’ privacy.

When no way became apparent, he returned to a downstairs room and snatched up a glass of bourbon to sip as he tried to analyze his actions. Maybe I’m going mad.

Then he saw her. She stood alone at the far end of the room gazing out of the huge window.
Seth’s heart leapt. He watched her for a few moments, tracing the shape of her body with a hungry gaze. Then he left his drink on a nearby table and approached her.
His heart hammered.

She turned to him when he drew close.

He drank in the sight of her. Her eyes were almost the same color as her dress, and lined with black kohl, her lips perfect for kissing, with a full bottom lip, her nipples clearly visible, peaking in the cooled air through the bodice of her dress.
Seth’s usual composure drained away, but a smile hovered at the corners of his mouth.

“Hi, Seth Callahan, can I get you anything?” My cock in your cunt—my tongue on your clit—my fingers teasing at your ass—my lips on yours?

She hesitated and then smiled her answer. “If I tell you want I’d really like, do you promise to get it for me?” Her husky voice added to her rampant sexual aura.

Seth was enchanted. “I will certainly try. What is it?”

She leaned a little toward him as if she was about to reveal something outrageous.

Seth enjoyed her proximity. He leaned as if to listen to a whisper.

“Hot chocolate.”

Surprised, and then amused, Seth grinned. “That’s easy. Come with me.” He held out his hand.

She slipped her hand into his. 

Her skin was like satin, cool, smooth, and so sensual. Seth fought down the urge to drag her against his body and kiss her hard. He led her to the downstairs kitchen where the drinks and snacks were prepared. A huge table in the middle held rows of glasses and bottles. One of the servers poured a pink cocktail into frosty rimmed glasses.
Seth nodded a greeting at his questioning look. “My lady wants hot chocolate. I know where everything is. I’ll make it. You go ahead with what you’re doing.” His voice held authority and he let go of Rosanna’s hand to open a wide cupboard. He knew where everything was because he checked the supplies with Pearl once a week so that she could buy more if needed. There was coffee and tea, cocoa, and a special blend of hot chocolate that was actually for use in a cocktail. Seth swiftly made the beverage. He brought out one of the white china cups with its little matching saucer, and poured the hot chocolate. He’d been silent as he prepared the drink, but as he held it out to her, he embarked on charming her.

“Here it is. I haven’t seen you here before. Tell me your name.” He moved close and as she took the cup and saucer, he steadied it with his free hand over hers. “Take care it’s hot.” And so are you
“Thank you, and its Rosannamy name.” Her voice fell to a whisper.

Seth hoped that was because his touch had the same effect on her as hers had on him. He reluctantly moved his hand.
“You’re beautiful, Rosanna. Are you here with anyone?” He saw an expression of pain pass fleetingly in her eyes. It piqued his interest.

“No. Well, not a husband, or lover, if that’s what you mean. My friends brought me.”

Seth took a deep breath. She’d been with them in a curtained booth. “Friends?”

“Yes, they showed me around, before they went off to capture some ladies for dubious purposes.”

Seth raised his eyebrows for a second surprised she’d use the word dubious. “You do know what this place is?”

Rosanna gave a tiny nod. “Yes, of course—I only meant they intended charming the pants offoff someone.” She hesitated with a tentative smile.

Seth gazed into her eyes. “Did you come here so that someone would charm the pants off you?”


Rosanna’s green eyes darkened as her pupils reacted to his question. “Are you offering?”

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