Less than six hours to go before the new year is upon us.
The 4th of Jan is approaching fast, and I haven’t spoken much about Winter Fire at all.
Thought instead of telling you about this novella from the Red Hot Winter Anthology, I’d post a little snippet for your reading pleasure.
“You have a choice,” he said as he kicked the door closed behind them. “I can spread a blanket on the floor beside the fire, and we can do this the slow romantic way.” His eyes gleamed with desire, with a fire hotter than the one across the room.
Her heart picked up speed. “Or?”
He kicked off his shoes. “Or I can toss you on the bed and fuck you until we both pass out.”
She slung her jacket over the couch. As if there was a choice. Sensual, dreamy and romantic, or hot, hard and ruthless. “Option two.” Dreamy and romantic were stored away for Jackson.
His lips twitched. “I had you picked for the heated-kisses option.”
“And I had you picked as a model. Apparently we were both wrong. Now you gonna keep talking, or you gonna fuck me until we both pass out?” Oh, yeah, when she met Jackson tomorrow, the last thing on her mind would be jumping him. She intended to fully satisfy herself on the delicious man before her.
His T-shirt was off before she finished the question. “Option two.” His smile scorched her all the way through to her bones.
She stared at him, dumbstruck. With his shirt on he was beautiful. Without it, he was panty-wetting, tongue-drooling gorgeous. Sex on legs.
Her hands shook as she unbuttoned her cardigan and let it drop to the floor.
“Bed?” he rumbled.
“Lead the way,” she concurred and pulled her shirt over her shoulders.
Garreth fiddled with his button and seconds later his jeans gaped open. Rachel forgot to breathe.
He tugged at her thermal silk undershirt. “Any more layers I should know about?”
He shook his head. “No blizzards in Australia.”
“I told you, I hate the cold.” She lifted her arms and let him dispose of the silk.
His thumbs grazed over her covered nipples, making her tremble. They beaded instantly.
“Too many clothes,” he grumbled, and the cami she wore disappeared.
He gazed hungrily at her bra-clad breasts. “God, you’re beautiful.”
“Look closer,” she urged, and reached back to dispose of the black satin-and-lace bra. Her breasts sprung free, feeling heavier than usual under the close scrutiny of those emerald green eyes.
“Jesus, fuck,” he swore hoarsely, and then she was in his arms, pressed against the glorious wall of his muscular chest.
His full, lush lips took hers in a blistering kiss. A kiss so wicked it shook her very foundations. It burned off the cold, replacing it with a fierce heat that seared her from her mouth right through to her feminine core.
He tasted of scotch and man and sex—every bit as scrumptious as she’d anticipated.
She tunneled her fingers through his hair, holding his head close, molding her lips to his, pushing her body against his.
Ah, that erection. It felt good against her belly. A solid mass pressing into her softer flesh. She wanted it in her hand. In her mouth. Fuck, who was she kidding? She wanted it buried in her pussy. And in her ass. Hell, she just wanted it inside her.
She slipped her hand inside his open jeans and cupped it over his cock.
He moaned into her mouth, rocking against her hand.
Or maybe that was her moaning. He was thicker than she expected. And harder. She struggled to find breath. If he felt so good in her palm, covered by his boxers, how would he feel driving into her pussy?
Garreth broke the kiss to kick off his jeans and boxers. Toned, muscular legs were revealed inch by endless inch. His freed cock jumped up, slapping against his stomach.
“Yours too,” he said as his boxers hit the floor. “Take ’em off.”
She shook her head. “Can’t. Sorry. My hands are full.”
“Yeah? Of what?”
“You.” She wrapped one hand around his shaft, closing it around the silken steel of his erection. The other she used to cup his balls.
He threw his head back with a hiss, and she experimentally slid her hand up and down, testing his girth and his length. Both were impressive, yet neither overwhelming. He’d be a good fit inside her.
“Ah, Christ,” he groaned. “Just like that.”
For a long moment he stood stock still, letting her explore, feel, play. And then his patience snapped. He picked her up and tossed her on the bed.
“Carry on like that, Rachel, and it’ll be game over before we even begin.”
Winter Fire releases on the 4th of Jan, from Samhain Publishing.
Are you looking for a free read? A read that you’d usually have to pay for?
Well, I have just the solution.
Yep, for the brilliant price of $0.00 you can download your copy of the novella.
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Wanna know a little more about the book?
GOING ALL IN
(Three of A Kind, Book One)
The higher the stakes, the harder they fall—in love.
Julia Savage’s weekly poker games are tearing her apart. She’s in love with two of her fellow card players, and much as she’d like to pick and confess her true feelings to one man, she won’t. Not if it means risking the love of the other.
Hunter Miles has wanted Julia for four months, and he’s about to deal a hand she couldn’t see coming. He’s determined to give her a New Year’s Eve celebration she never expected. He’s going to seduce her—in front of his friend and rival for her affections, Jay Baxter. But Jay’s not willing to lay down his cards. He’s going after Julia too, and he’s not above bluffing to get what he wants. Either way, one of them is going to win her over.
Unless they change the rules of the game. If they double up, there’s a chance they can split the pot…
Warning: This book contains two hunky heroes, a heroine worth betting on, sizzling hot three-way action (m/f/m and m/m/f), a whole lot of unexpected fireworks and a New Year’s Eve to remember.
If you enjoy Going All In, then look out for book 2 in the series, Raising the Stakes.
It’s available at:
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Raising the Stakes: The Blurb
(A red-hot, contemporary, M/F/M Menage)
Play out the hand her way…or fold?
Three of a Kind, Book 2
After four years, Megan Loxley has given up waiting for her best friend, Desmond Reed, to realize she loves him. It’s time to move on. When Des introduces her to his poker buddy, Alex Truman, the instantaneous sparks that flare between them signal her life is about to change forever.
Des could kick himself. How could he have failed to notice the perfect woman was by his side all this time? Now it’s too damn late. And her innocent prodding about why he’s suddenly so distant is only making his hunger for her worse. Then she gets one step too close—and his self-restraint snaps.
Stunned, bewildered, furious, Meg can’t help but respond to the kisses for which she waited so long. God help her, she loves Des. And Alex, too. Immeasurably. Now what
It may make her the greediest woman alive, but she’s determined to win the next hand— even if she has to change the game a little. First step: state her wildly sexy proposition in a language both men will understand…and hope they’ll stick around and play by her rules.
Warning: If you’re looking for a cool game of poker, you won’t find it here. This novella is so hot the cards are still smoking. The heroine may be new to the game, but she knows exactly how to play her two kings.
What readers and reviewers are saying about Raising the Stakes:
“I freaking absolutely loved Jess’s Book Raising the Stakes. Who new playing poker with friends could lead to this. OMG the Love scenes were so damn hot I melted- literally, several times. I’m drooling right now just thinking about them. The emotions between Meg, Des and Alex are well, lets say I cried and rejoyced and cried some more and wanted to thump somebody with my cure-all cast iron frying pan. I love the emotions going on in Des’s and especially Alex’s head. I hate giving away spoilers so I canna say anything else except go buy it!!!!!!! And if you haven’tread the first book in this series Going All In, go buy it for goodness sake and treat yourself!!! (Zina)
“After reading this book I had to restrain myself from going out and throwing myself in the snow to cool down! *fans self* I loved the first book in this series but fell madly in love…or should I say lust with this book.” (JBP Reviews)
“Raising the Stakes is a captivating, scintillating story that will take you on an intense, emotional rollercoaster ride guaranteed to have you sitting on the edge of your seat while begging and pleading for more. The sex is raw, hot, powerful, intense, and emotional to the point that you can’t help but feel the love. This well-written story will definitely keep you warm on a cold winter’s night as the words flow smoothly over the page.” (Black Raven)
“A dynamic story that touches the vulnerabilities with adding a third into a relationship. I thought Jess Dee beautifully portrayed the feelings associated with something new like being with the woman you love and sharing. A delightful read.” (Emily, Sensual Reads.)
Today I am in the author spotlight over at the Australian Romance Readers.
You can check it out there, or you can just look at this gorgeous slide show they put up, using my covers.
I LOVE IT!
I’m even gonna add it to my widgets on the blog.
Thank you Debbie!