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Thursday, May 17, 2012

New! INTIMATE ART by Adele Dubois

I’m pleased to unveil the shiny new edition of INTIMATE ART. This paranormal erotic romance was first published by a respected publisher in 2008. The book has been revised and expanded with bonus scenes and reissued with a brand new cover by Les Byerly, the artist who also created the original.

INTIMATE ART is a tender love story, erotic journey, and mystery rolled into one paranormal tale. I hope readers enjoy the adventures of Jack Harris, a hero determined to separate the woman he loves from the ghost who haunts her, in the fictional town of Hartsville, Indiana.

"Ms. Dubois casts a spell that ensnares you before you're done with the first page."  ~ Simply Romance Reviews

*INTIMATE ART* by Adele Dubois


When Jack Harris strides into the Special-T café each morning, wearing jeans hot enough to melt glass, the erotic fuel between him and waitress Legs Anderson almost ignites the room. That’s why Legs’ willingness to keep Jack at bay is Hartsville’s most bemusing mystery.

That and the fact that Jack Harris is the only person in town who doesn’t believe the Anderson house is haunted.

But Legs believes. And as long as her aunt’s ghost haunts the master bedroom of the house she inherits, Jack can’t spend the night. Ada had an ironclad rule she enforces from the grave: /No men allowed/.

Especially Harris men.

Jack forms a plan involving paint, body stencils, and exotic ingenuity to chase Ada’s ghost from the house. Will intimate art help him claim the woman he loves?


Legs set her coffee cup down on the desk and moved to the oak trimmed doorway of her aunt’s room. Jack was pushing too hard and she was growing more defensive by the minute. “Men aren’t allowed in her bedroom.”

Jack’s eyes narrowed. “You’re really serious about her haunting the place, aren’t you?” His question was heavy with controlled annoyance.

Legs nodded and folded her arms across her chest. “And she has very strong opinions about what you and I have been doing.”

His smirk told her he couldn’t care less. “Then we don’t need to sneak around anymore, do we? She knows.” He set his coffee cup on the dresser and plunked the bag on the floor. “Just because her husband ran out on her doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a life. I’m not like your miserable drunk of an uncle.”

He shifted his gaze around the room, a scowl forming on his handsome, angular face. Glints of gold in his long, thick hair caught the morning light, and Legs sucked in an admiring breath. His hair was combed back from his face and trailed to the center of his neck like rich butterscotch fudge glazed with real vanilla. It looked so good she almost wanted to take a bite.

She never could stay mad at him long.

The last time they made love she’d run her hands through his gorgeous hair and combed it with her fingertips. She’d reveled in the silky texture while he licked the swells of her breasts and sucked her taut nipples, groaning as his erection strained against her naked thigh. The memory of his hot skin against hers made her tremble inside.

Some of her defenses fell away.

Legs could tell Jack recognized the scent of Ada’s /White Diamonds /perfume gaining strength in the air by the way he tilted his head as his nostrils flared. His blue eyes flashed defiance. He looked around, shouting at corners. “Do you hear me, Ada? I’m not like he was. It’s time to let her go.”

A cold chill swept through the room. Legs shivered against the draft and ran her hands over her arms. She stared into the sunbeams shining across the floor, trying to focus through the dust motes in the early morning sun. If she looked in just the right way, and at just the right angle, she might see glimmers of her aunt. It had happened before.

Jack turned to face her with a slow smile curving his lips. “I know how to get her out of here, darlin’”. He reached out and pulled her to him. “Tough Love.”


The scents of fresh lime soap and musk aftershave filled her senses, dousing the /White Diamonds/. Strong arms hugged her to his muscled chest. The smell and feel of him drifted over her like a safe, sensuous blanket.

She pressed her cheek against his pectorals and rubbed her face across the nipple that had hardened beneath his black t-shirt. The fullness of her bottom lip clung to the tip and she resisted the primal urge to nip it with her teeth and poke it with her tongue through the fabric.

His voice turned gruff. “We’ll fuck her out of here.”


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Liz said...

oh man ADELE this looks and sounds fabulous! congrats!

Tina Donahue said...

Wow - love your cover and excerpt Adele - know you're gonna sell tons of this book! :)

Adele Dubois said...

Liz--Thanks so much!

Tina--From your lips to readers' ears! Thanks!


jean hart stewart said...

Wonderful excerpt..Way to go.

Adele Dubois said...

Thanks, Jean!


Cara Marsi said...

Adele, I love this book. I highly recommend it. And the cover is hot!

Adele Dubois said...

Big cyber hugs, Cara! Thank you. I hope you'll spread the word. ")


Sandy said...

LOL Love that last line in your excerpt.

Tina Donahue said...

Love the cover - contrats on your newest release, Adele (the writer/not the singer). ;)

Sandy said...

Glad to see it's back up, Adele.

Adele Dubois said...

Thanks so much!

I was pleased and surprised to see that Google had restored my post and Sony had withdrawn its complaint against me for use of the name Adele. My real name. They haven't sent me hearts and flowers, they just disappeared. Kind of like a bad break up.

I wish the powers-that-be were as determined to take down the book pirate links as easily as they took down my promotional message about my own work. Wouldn't it be great if authors got the same kind of support the music industry has gotten? With luck, maybe we'll be next.

Best--Adele (My real name. Honest.)

Cara Marsi said...

Yay! You're back. Glad it all worked out, but we didn't doubt it would. Too bad Sony and Google don't have the class to apologize.

Paris said...

The cover is gorgeous and the book sounds hot! It will make my e-reader so happy:)

Liz said...

yay! welcome back!

Adele Dubois said...

Thanks so much! I'm exhausted, but it's great to be back to work. I hope you enjoy the book!


Janice Seagraves said...

Love the cover and the book sounds great.

And guess what, I just bought it!


Adele Dubois said...

Thanks, Janice! I hope you enjoy INTIMATE ART!


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