Friday, August 3, 2012

Lazy blogging!

Good morning to you all!

I’ll admit up front I’m going to take the lazy way out and post an excerpt instead of something original. Granted it’s from my soon to be released book, Stormy Pursuit, but I’m generally not this blatant about pushing one of my books in my blogs. Usually I have some sort of tie-in. But I’m deep in the first edits for Stormy and am getting my act together to get the contract signed and in the mail for Forbidden Pursuit, the next in the series. And I’d really rather be finishing Desperate Pursuit, the fourth in the series!
So here’s a never before published excerpt.
"A woman—no, a girl—walked rapidly toward him, looking down as if absorbed in a problem of her own. Max moved even quicker, standing in front of her and blocking her way with his solid body. She raised startled eyes to him, and Max found himself drowning in the blazing green of gorgeous eyes that pierced him to his core. Surely it was the most astonishing moment of his life. His heart flipped over and settled somewhere in his pounding chest. Somehow through the roar in his ears he could hear a voice drumming the words mine, mine, mine.
For a moment he feared he’d said them aloud. Those amazing eyes flared for a moment, and then she dropped her gaze and blushed. Max was pretty sure he hadn’t spoken, but her blush told him he might have. What the hell was going on here?
She was carrying her hat in her hand, and her pale golden hair shone even in the dim light of the hallway. Only his formidable will power kept his hands at his sides. If he could only stroke that shining hair, he’d surely feel all his cares dissolve.
By god, he was going crazy.
Her face wary, she spoke a few words in a tone of pure curiosity. “Do I know you?” In an alluring contralto voice that enmeshed him even further into her web. Conscious or unconscious web? He wished he knew. She’d bewitched him with one glance. Did that mean she was really a witch?
Maybe he hadn’t spoken aloud, but she’d divined at least some of his thoughts. Her deep blush proved that. Max started forward to place his hands on her arms, barely touched her and then stepped away.
“No,” he said. “But you definitely will. I’m Chief Inspector Maxwell Lorimer. I intend to know you soon. And very well.”
Her eyes flashed again and this time he was positive of alarm in them. What had he said to frighten her? If she didn’t like police he’d have to change her mind. Right now his hard cock was almost bursting through his trousers and he’d better keep her from dropping her gaze again. He’d best keep her talking, and not put even a finger on her until he re-discovered his never-lost-before control.
“May I take you to lunch?” he blurted.”
Lunch? It’s not nearly time for lunch.” A devastating half-smile curved her perfect lips.
“Coffee, then? There’s a small café around the corner you might like.”
He held his breath while she looked him directly in the eye for a long moment. Then she flipped back her splendid hair with one hand. She flushed, crammed her hat back on, and nodded. He stepped back quickly so she could precede him out the door. A curious thought nagged at his detective’s mind. He’d swear she had her own reason for consenting to go with him. No matter. He’d relish solving any puzzles this delightful girl offered. And coffee was the first step in his courtship.
Now where had that word come from? An outlandish word but courtship was what he’d wage."

This is an erotica from Ellora’s Cave, so it heats up a lot and pretty soon. You won’t believe the obstacles between these two meant-for-each other lovers getting together. Even I got discouraged they’d never make it! Hope you all like elves with sexy pointed ears, since this series is about these very masculine heroes.


Tina Donahue said...

Wonderful excerpt, Jean - love the cover. :)

jean hart stewart said...

Thanks, Tina. I love it too.. Jean

jean hart stewart said...

sorrry, guys. will pick a better-that is to say- more industrious topic next time. Too bad, I love tha excerpt.. Jean

Stormie Kent said...

Hi Jean, I thought I left a comment earlier but I think I didn't hit send. :-0
Anyway, I think the imagery in your excerpt is beautiful. I need to get the first book in the series. Congrats.

jean hart stewart said...

Thanks so much, Stormie. I appreciate your commenting...