Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Excerpt Monday!

Combustion: (#1 at Champagne Books (Publisher) for the month of June 2009!)
Sherri’s heart is a frozen block of ice after what her spouse has done to her. She needs a place of rest, a safe haven, away from the long armed reach of her soon-to-be-ex- husband. He abused her, and she escaped. Now he wants her back, and he’s stalking her, threatening her, promising she’ll not live if she doesn’t return to him. He’s wealthy and powerful, and he’ll accept no betrayal from someone who thinks she can leave him unscathed. She changes her identity and goes in search of a new home, and a brighter future. She finds one, in a rental unit owned by John.

John is a fireman. He’s seen people in Sherri’s position before. He despises men who abuse women. He lost a woman to just such a man. He’ll not let anyone hurt Sherri. She’s too beautiful, and he’s falling too hard, too fast. He vows to protect her to the end.

Combustion: #1 Bestseller for June 2009

John opened the door, and it was her. All the feelings he’d been having for the past few days rushed at him, enveloped him, and punched him right square in the gut, and then delved lower. The heat dipped and his blood pumped, faster, hotter. All he could do was stare at her like a love-sick puppy. She stood there, looking uncertain, and vulnerable. Her beautiful long, red hair waved slightly with the breeze, the gusts of wind blowing through it, swirling it around her upper body, making her look angelic, or devilish maybe. She stared back at him, bit her lip, and then spoke, quietly, anxiously, “I hate to bother you, but…I…I…oh, never mind. I’m sorry I bothered you.”

She started to turn away, but John stepped the rest of the way out of his door and stopped her with his hand on her arm. “No, please, wait. What can I help you with?”

A bolt of lightening shot straight through him and his system spiraled nearly out of control. He saw her shiver, and he touched her, bare skin to bare skin, at her wrist, wrapping his fingers around her pounding pulse point. Electric shock vibrated between their bodies. The power surged through him and jolted him. The smart thing to do would be to remove his hand and break the all-encompassing contact, immediately if not sooner. Right then, he didn’t feel very smart. He wasn’t even thinking. He just wanted to touch her. He’d been wanting to for days.

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