My Sexy Saturday: BEHIND THE SCARS

Love letters don’t have to be words on the page… The heroine of my newest release, BEHIND THE SCARS, is a sculptor. And what she shows the hero on a page goes far beyond words to the soul-deep scars that they both hide.

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“Can I show you something?” she asked.

Daire’s heartbeat kicked up a notch. This wasn’t a casual question. Her tentative tone spoke volumes about the importance of what she was asking. Was he ready for whatever it was? “Sure.”

Kate didn’t move for a minute, then ducked her chin and walked back to the center table. Her hand rested on the oversized drawing pad there, the tablet Daire thought had gone unused since she’d been here. Had he been wrong?

Gingerly, tentatively, she slid her thumb beneath the cover then lifted it open. For a moment Daire didn’t look down, but instead studied her face for hints about what he would see. Her almost impassive features told him just how important this was to her, along with the utter stillness of her body. She waited for his judgment. His opinion.

He let his gaze fall, startled to see his own face staring up at him. For some reason, it had never occurred to him that Kate would sketch him. It should have, but it didn’t. Multiple pictures of his face filled the page, some from different angles, some half finished.

She turned another page over, showing him the next set of drawings. His body from the front, with the head, without it. Him crouching. Him braced. His back—

There his breath caught, because the details were missing. He wasn’t sure what his back looked like now, other than cursory glances over his shoulder into a mirror—he almost didn’t want to know. He’d distanced himself from that part of his body in a way that was probably unhealthy, but necessary for now. But as he saw the lack of anything but an outline, he had the sudden urge to trace the space with his fingertip. To explore the page to see if it were true—that he could return to the time when the scars didn’t exist. Even though he knew it would never be an option.

“Would you model for me?”

BEHIND THE SCARS, Small Town Secrets Book 2, is available now on Amazon for only 99 cents for a limited time!

Don’t forget – if you haven’t read the Small Town Secrets novella, SNOW BOUND, you can read it for FREE with this Special Offer.

Blurb for BEHIND THE SCARS:

Everyone in a small town has secrets, but Kate McIntyre’s have followed her home.

When a student’s admiration for her takes a dark turn, Kate turns to a hometown hero for help and protection. Ex-Green Beret Daire Rousseau knows the face of evil all too well–and he’ll do anything to keep it from this pretty redhead. Can they trust each other to look behind the scars that define them?

Kate McIntyre, college art teacher and sculptor, holds people at a distance. That’s how she copes with her internal and external scars, after a car wreck that left her fighting for her life. Art is her only outlet for sensuality–until Daire returns to Cadence, TN.

She’s shocked by how much she wants the sexy, silent veteran, and crushed when after one drunken embrace, he pushes her away. But when she realizes she has a stalker, Daire is the man she wants at her side.

Daire Rousseau may have been born to wealth, but he grew up a loner, shuffled off to boarding schools after his mother’s death. He joined the Army to prove he was more a man than his father, and found a close-knit band of brothers. But after being captured and tortured by the enemy, he’s fighting a new war–battling to get back to the man he was. And afraid his scars will never let him forget. Convinced his battered body and psyche will repulse an innocent beauty like Kate, he pushes her away. Until the only way to keep her safe is to stay by her side day and night.

Come back to Cadence, TN–where secrets can be deadly. Get your copy of BEHIND THE SCARS today!

For more sexy excerpts and other yummy goodness, check out the My Sexy Saturday blog HERE.

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BEHIND THE SCARS Release Day

I grew up in a small town in Tennessee. It was a farming community where everyone knew everyone – big players and small. In school, everyone knew what family and family type you were from. And when something exciting happened – fabulous or scandalous – everyone heard about it within a matter of hours…and had some kind of comment on the matter.

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Kate McIntyre, the heroine of BEHIND THE SCARS, has experienced that fall out recently. After the sex scandal that rocked her family’s world, she’s eager to keep her secrets to herself.

Everyone in a small town has secrets, but Kate McIntyre’s have followed her home.

Daire Rousseau grew up in Cadence, but has never really felt at home here despite his sprawling family estate and ties to the town’s heavy hitters. His secrets are buried in confidential military files he hopes never to relive again – every night in his dreams is bad enough. Kate is a sexy challenge that distracts him from his demons. Until a new horror is unleashed in their cozy community.

When a student’s admiration for her takes a dark turn, Kate turns to a hometown hero for help and protection. Ex-Green Beret Daire Rousseau knows the face of evil all too well–and he’ll do anything to keep it from this pretty redhead. Can they trust each other to look behind the scars that define them?

Kate McIntyre, college art teacher and sculptor, holds people at a distance. That’s how she copes with her internal and external scars, after a car wreck that left her fighting for her life. Art is her only outlet for sensuality–until Daire returns to Cadence, TN.

She’s shocked by how much she wants the sexy, silent veteran, and crushed when after one drunken embrace, he pushes her away. But when she realizes she has a stalker, Daire is the man she wants at her side.

Daire Rousseau may have been born to wealth, but he grew up a loner, shuffled off to boarding schools after his mother’s death. He joined the Army to prove he was more a man than his father, and found a close-knit band of brothers. But after being captured and tortured by the enemy, he’s fighting a new war–battling to get back to the man he was. And afraid his scars will never let him forget. Convinced his battered body and psyche will repulse an innocent beauty like Kate, he pushes her away. Until the only way to keep her safe is to stay by her side day and night.

Come back to Cadence, TN–where secrets can be deadly. Get your copy of BEHIND THE SCARS today!

Available at AMAZON for only 99 cents for a limited time!

What’s a book release without a celebration? I’d love to give one of my lovely readers this cute little bracelet as a reminder of our love of reading! Just comment on the world – setting that stands out based in your mind as a story world you can’t wait to revisit.  [JR Ward’s Caldwell comes to my mind!] Or a place you’d like to see as a setting in a romance novel. One lucky commenter will be chosen to win!

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Don’t forget – if you haven’t read the Small Town Secrets novella, SNOW BOUND,

you can read it for FREE with this Special Offer.

My Sexy Saturday: Beneath the Surface

Is there anything sexier than a dance? I think not! At least, that’s what my heroine shows the hero of BENEATH THE SURFACE, Book 1 of my Small Town Secrets series. Check it out!

Street Cafe At Night

She grinned, eliciting a sneaky suspicion in the bottom of his stomach, along with a warm molten spread of need. “Why don’t I just show you what I’ve got, then you can tell me where we need improvement. Turn on the music when I open the door.”

Dumbfounded, Colin stood motionless. What the hell? She acted like she already had this all planned out. Where was the shy, blushing innocent from Sugar and Spice last night? He sucked in some air as it hit him that he was swimming out of his depth. That was ridiculous. He’d been watching the open, freestyle activities at the Gatherings since he’d taken over, along with participating in a fairly interesting sex life when he got the chance. Nothing she could do would surprise him. But as soon as the music started, he realized he was wrong.

The door to the bathroom swung open, and Emma stood posed in the frame, one arm draped up over her head along the wood, the other resting on her cocked hip. It would have been innocent enough if she hadn’t been wearing the short skirt and button-down shirt they’d picked up at the emporium. Colin pressed Play on the remote control before all the blood rushed from his head and left him stupid. One step and he was in serious trouble.

Not only did she look different, she walked differently. As if someone had dialed up the sensuality level on her movements. Normally she had a slight sway to her hips that flowed down her legs, creating a womanly swing that sent him humming. Now she strutted, exaggerating her hips with an almost twist that accentuated the toned muscles of her bare legs. And the heels. Oh. My. God. What they did to her walk.

He almost asked her to turn around so he could see what they did for her ass, but figured he didn’t want his head to explode…yet. Heat crept up his spine, and his heartbeat went into overdrive. As his gaze slid up over her incredible assets, he met her hooded gaze. The breath stopped in his throat.

It was the same look she’d had while they were having sex. His body responded to the instant flash of memories. Lips open as if they were panting, eyes mysterious and heavy-lidded. She stared straight at him as she advanced to the beat of the music, not looking away or over him as he’d expected her to.

She walked straight to the chair opposite him and swung a leg out to straddle it, facing away. The remote dropped to the floor at the flash of the curve of her ass cheek and the garter holding up her sheer stockings. He bit his lip to keep from groaning. His only wish was that she’d sat on him instead.

 

BENEATH THE SURFACE is available for $2.99 on Amazon or FREE on KDP Select.

Too many secrets…

Hidden in a quiet town along the Tennessee border, a secret gathering exists where the privileged fulfill their darkest desires. One of their members initiates a desperate act designed to bring home his lifelong obsession: Emma Hartwell.

A past not forgotten…

Drawn back to her hometown by the psychic connection with her twin sister, Emma must fight the stubborn silence of those around her in her quest to find her missing sister. Colin McIntyre hopes to make up for his past mistakes with Emma by helping her, but his own ties to the Gathering might be exposed along the way.

Time is running out…

Exposure could be dangerous for his family, along with himself and Emma. Can they fight the secrets and lies to rescue Emma’s sister… and their own chance at life-long love?

Check out the other sexy offerings this Saturday at the My Sexy Saturday blog.