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Tuesday, June 14, 2011


It’s my favorite season of the year. I need warmth and sunshine to fuel my soul. I love spending time on my pool deck or floating around on a raft in the pool. It took us longer than usual to get the pool cleaned this year and while the hot and humid temperatures past to cooler, rainy days, I’m sure the warm weather will return.
June is a busy month in our house with three birthdays in the family and Father’s Day. It also brings the end of the school year, which is an added bonus for me. No more rushing to get the daughter off to school. Now I’ll have an extra hour to myself. Woo Hoo!
This summer I’m hoping to finish my wips. One is about 4-5k away from being finished. The other needs another 10k or so. No pressure this summer for me.
The DH and I are planning more day trips then long vacations this summer. After reading the blog posts over at Penelope’s Romance Reviews yesterday I have some fun ideas for trips. If you want to learn more about New England drop over and see all the great posts.
One thing we always do is take in a few Red Sox games. That will still happen. ;o)
What are your plans for the summer?
My newest release is a summer read: Chasing Forever available now from Ellora’s Cave.


Jordyn has longed to make her relationship with best friend Diego more than platonic. Her body drips with need to know what it would feel like to have his lips kissing every inch of her skin. Desire to wrap her legs around his waist and plunge into deep waters with him fills her every dream.

Diego is one with the ocean. His passion is surfing and chasing that ultimate wave. He doesn’t have time for a relationship. Or does he?

A storm is brewing and when a tragedy occurs, Diego and Jordyn need to decide if they’re both chasing the same dreams.


Copyright © AMBER SKYZE, 2011

All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.

Chapter One

Jordyn sat on the beach towel watching Diego riding out the waves. Her pulse raced. He knew he shouldn’t be out there. Hurricane Ivan was heading inland and the weatherman had warned of the dangerous undertow. She’d attempted to chase a few waves, but once she’d swum a few yards she knew it was a mistake. She’d quickly swum back to shore and waited while her best friend tried to prove he was smarter than the ocean.

The waters had turned mean and ugly over the last twenty minutes and the sky was an ominous gray. The hurricane was moving closer. A breeze came in off the water and a chill passed through her body. She’d unzipped her wet suit down to her waist, exposing her bikini top when she exited the water. She should cover up again in case the rains poured down.

She scanned the waters. Someone on a Jet Ski buzzed around, stopping every so often to take some pictures. She hoped he would keep away from the jagged rocks. The razor-sharp rocks were Jordyn’s bigger fear with Diego being out on the water. One wrong move and a wave could drag him under and throw him against the rocks, ending his life.

Jet skis were prohibited at any time on this part of the beach, but it didn’t stop them, especially on a day like today. They’d swarm around the surfers—in this case, just Diego—hoping to get a great shot of him nailing a thirty-foot wave.

Hopefully that’s all he catches.

She scanned the beach looking for any other fools. People with cameras hoping to click the ideal picture of the perfect storm peppered the sand.

“Dumbasses,” she muttered. What did that make her? She was on the beach too. Why had she allowed Diego to convince her this was a good idea?

“Because I’m a fool too.” She buried her foot in the sand and watched how the tiny particles glided between her toes. If she was smart she’d grab her board, jump in her Jeep and hightail it back to her place. Common sense flew out the window when it came to Diego, because she was head over heels in love with him.

Too bad he doesn’t feel the same. He loved her like a sister he’d said a few too many times, especially on drunken occasions.

If she’d had a nickel for all the times he’d said, “If you weren’t like a sister to me, I’d fuck you.”

How her pussy moistened with the thought. A few times she’d been tempted to sock him one and other times she’d wanted to tackle him and show him the woman inside waiting for him to fill that void deep within.

Instead she’d sat back and waited.


Linda Kage said...

Congrats on the new release!!

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

Have a great summer, Amber!

Amber Skyze said...

Thanks Linda and Cindy! :)

Marie Rose Dufour said...

The summer is my favorite time of the year. Enjoy the pool when the nice weather returns.

Tina Donahue said...

Diego sounds exactly like what I want this summer! Great excerpt, Amber. :)

Amber Skyze said...

Thanks Marie Rose. :)

Diego is a must have this summer, Tina. lol ;)

Mannouchka said...

Dear Amber,
Congrats on the new release!And Have a great summer, Amber


Amber Skyze said...

Thanks Mannouchka...hope you have a great summer too!

Paris said...

Loved the excerpt, Amber! Congratulations on your new release--it sounds like another winner:)

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