Monday, February 7, 2011


Sorry this post is late everyone. I have so much on my plate, I didn't get over here to post today until now. I'm horrible at coming up with good ideas, so I'm going to share an excerpt with you. This one is from my recent release from Ellora's Cave, titled

At Ease.

First the blurb to set it up: Jaycee Hanson sits behind Tyler Johnson, ROTC Captain and star of most of her erotic fantasies. She doesn’t think he’d ever be interested in her, because in all the time she’s been watching him, she’s never seen him in the company of a white woman. She resigns herself to her thrice-weekly fantasy session during Psych 301.

But when an accidental touch near the end of class turns into an impromptu foot rub, Jaycee is more than willing to follow Tyler wherever he might lead her. She doesn’t expect the stairwell.

Tyler isn’t sure what to make of the woman in his arms. She’s smart as well as beautiful. If he’d had any idea before today that she was interested in him, he would have made a move, but each time he looked her way in the past, she avoided his gaze.

Objections to their relationship come from an unexpected source, causing Jaycee to second-guess herself. She and Tyler have more than sexual chemistry, but will it be enough?

And now, an excerpt from Tyler and Jaycee's first encounter:

Tyler straightened, the lust in his smile sending a jolt of excitement through her. He snapped his textbook closed and Jaycee struggled to shove her notebook into her satchel with her hands shaking as they were. After a few twisting stabs with her foot, she was able to get back into her discarded flip-flop without looking like too much of a spaz. She took a few restorative breaths before looking up to find Tyler looking put together and composed in his dress blues, his books packed away into a simple backpack slung over a shoulder, hooked by one finger. His other hand reached for hers and he led her from the classroom just as students for the next class trickled in.

Her knees wobbled and she cursed her inability to control her body. His hand was so damn warm on hers, strong and wide, engulfing hers with an urgency that sent her libido into overdrive. He strode down a hallway and she almost had to take two steps to every one of his.

“Where are we going?”

He didn’t answer until he dragged her into the stairway and found a dark corner beneath the cement stairs. “I’m in uniform.”

As if that should explain everything. But Jaycee didn’t have time to question him before he pressed her body against the cool cinderblock wall with his hard chest. He dropped his backpack beside hers and his mouth came down, stifling any question she might have.

His hands moved up to grip her shoulders. She could feel the imprint of each of his ten fingers, the heat searing her skin beneath her tee shirt. He smelled exotic and exciting, with a musky masculine cologne that reminded her of a men’s fashion magazine. His tongue was thick, and the way he moved it inside her mouth weakened her knees. She joined the dance with a desperation that she couldn’t disguise, and had no desire to. His mouth was cool and minty. How did she miss seeing him pop a breath mint?

“You taste damn good Jaycee.”

He knows my name. Only after hearing it did she realize that she’d never given it to him. The fact that he knew it without her telling him took the meaningless flirtation into a new realm. Now it was personal. She let her eyes drift closed, wallowing in the sound of her name coming from those lips that moved against her cheek.

She brought both arms up to circle his neck and drew him down, skimmed his collar, and followed his jacket lapel down to his chest. Her hand stilled over his heart, his taut muscles rippled beneath his jacket as he moved into her caress.

“God, yes, touch me, girl. Let me feel your hands all over me.”

Jaycee shuddered, his low words vibrating through her skin, settling in her joints and making them pliant. Her mind whirled as he brushed his nose and mouth all along her face and neck, sucking in air, almost like he wanted to inhale her.

“I could take you right here. I’m so fucking hard.” He ground his pelvis into hers so that she could feel the truth in his statement. The length and width of his cock intrigued her, but she lacked the nerve to reach for it like she wanted to.

“I’m in uniform,” he whispered.

Jaycee swallowed. “Yes.”

“That means I have to follow a different set of rules.”

“Oh.” She dropped her gaze to his chest. Her hands were already toying with the buttons on the jacket. Why stop now? “So…maybe we should take this off?” The first button slipped free.

Tyler chuckled, his face brightening with amusement. The sound filled her with a power she didn’t know she lacked until just now. “I don’t know if that counts, but I like the way you think.” He pulled back enough to give her a solemn look. “You know what you’re doing?”

She nodded slowly. Seriously. “I want this. I want you. Now.” From the dust bunnies in the corner, she could tell no one wandered behind the stairs. Why would they? It was a dark and dingy cove, and one would have to go well out of their way to find them.

The few voices that bounced off the hallway walls soon disappeared behind the sound of closing doors and the building went silent. Other than the rhythmic sound of Tyler’s breathing, and Jaycee’s pounding heart.

“I don’t want you to be uncomfortable. We can just—”

“It’s okay. I’m not afraid. Just kiss me.”

He took his time, first nibbling at her jawline, then her neck. His mouth warm and soft, yet insistent. Strange whining sounds bubbled from her throat. He released one shoulder to cover her throat with one strong hand.

Good lord, she was at his mercy. The man had enough strength to seriously hurt her, but there was nothing but calm beneath the power. The combination sent her heart into staccato. Finally he covered her lips with his, sending his tongue deep into her mouth. Jaycee tilted her head to accommodate his desire. He took her lower lip between his teeth and Jaycee clamored to get closer. He caressed her neck with his strong fingers, and then followed with his lips.

“I’ve been watching you all semester. I thought maybe you didn’t like black guys.” He nibbled her earlobe as he spoke. Jaycee had to hold on to his shoulders so she wouldn’t melt into a puddle beneath the stairs.

“And I thought you didn’t like white women.”

“Okay, so we were both wrong. Let me show you what I like about white women.” His hands went to work on the button of her jeans.

Jaycee gasped. The back of her head hit the wall when she jerked in surprise.

“Yeah, it’s wrong,” he whispered, his voice smooth and sinful. “I’m gonna touch you right here under the stairs. I’m gonna make you come.” He unzipped her fly and slipped his hand inside. “And you barely know me. Does that scare you?”

Jaycee shook her head without hesitation. He was wrong. She knew him. From his class schedule to the fact that he could bench two-twenty without breaking a sweat. She knew he liked his coffee with sugar, and he preferred beef to chicken. And if her fantasies were to be believed, she knew the sounds he made when he was close to orgasm.

He cupped her mound with his hand. Two fingers rubbed the fabric of her panties, seeking entrance. “It’s wrong, but you want me to, don’t ya girl? You want my fingers inside you.”

Jaycee whimpered. “Yes.”

“Oh yeah, tell me you keep some hair.”

“See for yourself.”

He deftly readjusted and slid two fingers down her strip of pubic hair. He hissed against her ear, and when the tips of his digits found her clit, she echoed him.

“Yeah, that’s what I like. Silky hair. Jesus, you’re wet.”

“For you.” Her voice had dropped to a whisper, and he growled in response. She slipped the end of his black belt through the buckle.

“No, girl. You can’t touch.” He gathered her wrists in his right hand, pinned them above her head, then returned his left hand to tease her pussy.

“That’s not fair.” She wasn’t going to complain much. Not when this man was devouring her a millimeter at a time.

“You touch me and I’ll lose it,” he whispered. “I want to make you come first.”

You can find At Ease at Ellora's Cave, and also Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, and Barnes and Noble.


Gem Sivad said...

I read this and rated it 5 Hot O's. :)

Congrats on the new release!


Mary Quast said...

Whew! Very hot! Congrats on the release...pun intended. LOL

Olivia said...

Thanks ladies!

Savanna Kougar said...

Sexy and all heat. Congrats on your release!