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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Something different!

By something different I mean something other than what I started to write about. I'd already written my blog complaining about Yahoo and all the trouble I was having. Have since discovered my computer needed a tune-up, and while I'm still not happy with the changes at Yahoo it wasn't all their fault.  My son tells me according to the research he did Yahoo lost 400,000 customers in a recent week. So I'm not alone with my bitching.

On a happier note, here's the cover and an excerpt from my new Regency erotic romance. Those Regency gents were a passionate bunch, as are my hero and heroine. I've built the book around a little known, but true, fact of that era. You might be surprised, and no, I'm not going to tell you. Hopefully you'll read Unexpected when it comes out sometime in October.


"Hours later he woke up, painfully aroused again by the supple body draped over his. She’d cast aside the pillow and was nestled against him, blissfully asleep as she snuggled against the only warmth in the cold room.
He looked down at the golden hair flowing against his chest and silently cursed the most damnable situation he’d ever been in. Finally he eased himself gently from under her and sat on the edge of the bed. He’d get no more sleep tonight. He certainly couldn’t stay there with his rigid cock poking into her soft stomach. He’d enter her before she even knew what he was about.
He draped his greatcoat more closely around her and rose.
Time to go check the fires.
Both those in this god-damn inn and in his regrettable body.
He’d not counted on his unpredictable Caro. He felt her arms wrap around him, as she laid her cheek against his shoulder.
“Sebastian, why would you want to get up so early? Come back and lie beside m again. I’m so much warmer and feel safer when you’re beside me.”
Sheer desperation drove Sebastian. If he didn’t do something he’d turn on her like a ravaging wolf and tear her innocence to shreds.
“Damn it. Caro, care you so innocent you don’t know what you do to me? You’re far from safe with me. If I stay in bed another minute I’ll turn on you, ravage you and take your innocence.. No one will marry you then, unless you manage to convince the fool you’re still a virgin. I won’t do that to you, although God know there’s nothing in this world I’d rather do.”
There was a short silence, although she did take her warm arms from around him.
“I don’t want you to leave me. Is there anything I can do to make you feel better so you’ll stay?”
Sebastian was not sure her words came from an angel or a devil. 
He gave a short laugh.
“Of course there is. Do you know how to use your hand to bring a man’s cock relief?”
Sebastian doubted she even knew what he meant, and he started to rise again.
She held him tightly.
 “Don’t go Sebastian. I don’t know what you mean but you can surely teach me. Your body is so beautiful. I’m sure I can please you if you just show me how.”
Sebastian shut his eyes. He’d get no rest at all unless he eased his aching cock, and she wasn’t about to let me leave the bed. "

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Love comments... do tell me if I picked a good excerpt.. it was hard to choose as I love this book.


5 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

Great excerpt, Jean - love HOT Regency romances. :)

Congrats on your upcoming release - hope you burn up the Net with your sales.

I hate Yahoo too. Totally screwed everything up when it wasn't even broken. :(

Cara Marsi said...

Jean, congratulations on your new release. EC does the best covers. I too love HOT Regencies. Best of luck.

And I hate Yahoo too. Why change something that wasn't broken?

Sandy said...

Lovely cover and hot excerpt, Jean.

Yahoo is going to lose a lot more than the 400,000. I know groups who are looking for other places to go.

jean hart stewart said...

Tina and Cara...Thanks for the comments. Me and Yahoo are barely on speaking terms at this point. Unexpected Christmas gets hotter than this excerpt....

jean hart stewart said...

Thanks Sandy. It's all interesting, if exasperating!

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