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TRS Release Party winners!

I’m happy to announce that MaryC  grjade @ aol. com won a free copy of my e-book On Jason’s Watch and Jennifer M lackeje @ live. com won a copy of my e-book Saved by Sin.  Ladies, you’ve both been emailed regarding picking up your prizes, and congratulations!

Thanks to TRS and everyone who was involved in the fun last week, I had a blast and added yet more books to my “I need to read that!” pile.  Until next time, happy reading.

Susan Hayes

susanhayes.ca

 

 

Guarding Valentina – Story Excerpt

Good evening all!

This is the third book in my new m/f paranormal romance series – The Paladin Protection Agency.  It is due to be released Jan 31st with Siren-Bookstrand.

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Blurb:

Sometimes everything has to go wrong so fate can make it right.

Valentina Farro is used to being the hunter, not the hunted, but when a vampire marks her for death, everything changes. Now one of Paladin’s fiercest warriors is fighting for her life and the lives of her Paladin family.

It should have just been another assignment, but nothing goes according to plan when the vampire Aedan Doyle is hunting leads Aedan to Valentina & Paladin’s doorstep. Determined to keep Val safe from the vampire’s vengeance, Aedan appoints himself as Val’s personal bodyguard. Then he makes sure he’s guarding her beautiful body up close and personal, every chance he gets.

As the body count rises, Valentina and Aedan’s new bond is tested to the breaking point. Trusting each other with their lives is one thing, but can two solitary warriors find the courage to trust each other with their hearts?

Excerpt:

“You’re going to need to put some pressure on that.” A voice came out of the darkness, and Val acted out of instinct, her gun trained on the new arrival before she remembered she was in the middle of Seattle and not some godforsaken warzone.

“How the hell is everyone managing to sneak up on me tonight?” she muttered in frustration as she got to her feet, still feeling slightly unsteady but determined not to show it.

“You can put the gun down, luv. I’m one of the good guys.” The stranger’s voice was gentle, and there was an almost musical lilt to his words as he held his hands up, showing he was unarmed.

“Forgive me if I don’t take your word on that.”

He reached up slowly and swept a sodden tumble of auburn curls out of his eyes so she could see his face. “Those holes in your neck are going to keep bleeding unless I treat them. It’s a charming little trick they have, something in the saliva that stops the blood from clotting properly.” He took a step forward. “My name is Aedan, and I’m sorry I didn’t get here in time to save your friend. You must be a member of the Paladin Protection Agency.”

Val lowered the gun, though she didn’t take her finger off the trigger. “Did Remington take out a front page ad or something? How is it everyone I’ve met tonight knows who I am and who I work for?” She raised her free hand and clamped it down on the wound on her neck, hissing slightly in pain as she pressed hard to slow the bleeding.

“Your organization seems to have run afoul of a very nasty vampire, luv.”

“Stop calling me that,” Val snapped.

Aedan grinned and took another step toward her. “I’d use your name, but first you need to tell me what it is.”

“It’s Val,” she offered and lowered her gun the rest of the way. “And I’ve decided I’m going to trust you, for now.” As he moved close enough that she could see him properly, Val realized he was probably used to being trusted on sight. Or being flirted with on sight, she mentally added as she took in his appearance. His eyes were hazel, and even in the dim light of the street she could make out the smattering of freckles that dusted his chiseled features. Even soaking wet and half in shadow, the man was definitely easy on the eyes.

“I’m pleased to meet you, Val. Though I will admit I wish it were under more cheerful circumstances.” Aedan reached into his pocket, and Val lifted the gun slightly in warning. “Easy now, I’ve got something that’ll help with the bleeding. No need to shoot the man offering to help.” He dug deeper and withdrew what looked like a small, plastic squeeze bottle full of water.

“What is it?” She eyed the bottle with distrust. The wound on her neck hurt like hell, and the bleeding hadn’t stopped yet, but she’d rather deal with the discomfort than let a stranger dose her with god knew what. “And for that matter, how do you know about Paladin? Or vampires?”

Aedan chuckled. “Is this what you call trusting someone? I’d hate to see how you react to someone you don’t trust if this is the warm and fuzzy version.” He tipped the bottle over and squeezed a bit of the liquid onto his hand, where it blended with the rain. “It’s holy water, that’s all. It’ll help. And as for how I know about Christoph and his kind, I’m a hunter.”

“Oh, that clears it up nicely,” Val shot back and arched a brow at him in irritation. “What the hell do you hunt? Deer? Criminals? Unicorns?”

“Vampires actually,” Aedan answered in a matter-of-fact tone as he nodded toward her injury. “Will you permit me to fix that for you, or are you going to just keep bleeding until your friends arrive?”

It was at times like these Val envied her teammate Tara her empathic abilities. It would have made it so much easier to know if she could trust this charming man, or if she was about to fall victim to her infamously bad sense of character judgment yet again.

“Go ahead.” She lifted her fingers away and frowned when she saw that she was still bleeding heavily. “And uh, thanks.”

“This might sting a bit,” he warned her.

“It’s only water. How much could it—yeow!” She yelped in surprise at the burning sensation that flared up and then faded as quickly as it had come. “I thought you said that was just water?”

“Holy water, Father Patrick’s special blend in point of fact. It has the power to purify that which has been tainted by the undead.”

“So that hurt because your friend Christoph left me with a neck full of vamp venom?”

“Something like that, yes. But let’s be clear here, Christoph is no friend of mine. He’s more like my current assignment. Forgive me for saying so, but you don’t seem too well informed for a group that managed to kill off an entire nest of Christoph’s fledglings. I’m going to guess you’re new to this sort of thing.”

Before she could answer him, several sets of headlights appeared on the road, heading toward them at high speed.

“It would appear your friends have arrived.”

Before she could say a word, he brushed a quick kiss to her lips, and then his voice whispered in her ear, “I’ll see you again soon, luv.” Then he was gone. Between one heartbeat and the next, he vanished. Her lips still tingled from the kiss he’d given her before he had disappeared, the only proof he’d ever been there at all.

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Guarding Valentina will be out January 31st, and should be available soon for pre-order at Siren-Bookstrand.

The rest of the Series can be purchased at Siren-Bookstrand and will be coming soon to Amazon and B&N

Book One – Saved by Sinhttp://www.bookstrand.com/saved-by-sin

Book Two – On Jason’s Watch: http://www.bookstrand.com/on-jasons-watch

Susan Hayes

If you haven’t had enough of me yet, you can find me around the web:  My WebsiteFacebook,  and of course, Twitter

On Jason’s Watch – Adult Excerpt

Hello again!

This is the second book in my new m/f paranormal romance series – The Paladin Protection Agency.  It was released just this week, so to celebrate I am going to be giving away a copy to some lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post and you’re entered to win.

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Blurb:

Jazz Masters wants to be normal. It’s just that normal isn’t easy to achieve when you’re a werewolf. Living in fear of the monster that lurks inside her, Jazz has created a safe, isolated world for herself where she can maintain control of her darker half. That carefully constructed world comes crashing down the night she crosses paths with a pack of vicious werewolves. With the pack on her scent and her life threatened, Jazz turns to the Paladin Protection Agency for help.

It only takes one look at Jazz for Jason Waters to know he wants her, and not even the revelation she’s a werewolf can make him change his mind. Now that she’s found Jason, Jazz finally has everything she’s dreamed of. She just needs to survive long enough to enjoy it. With her world threatened and her very soul at stake, Jazz must find the courage to come to terms with her wolf before she loses everything.

Adult Excerpt:

Jase started kissing his way down her body again, pausing to give each pert nipple a moment’s attention before moving lower. His mouth brushed over the soft mound of Jazz’s stomach, and she twisted to one side, painfully aware of every imperfection and extra pound.

“You’re beautiful,” he whispered against her skin. “So incredibly beautiful.” He ran his tongue around her navel and then continued lower, blazing a trail of scorching kisses as he went. She felt his teeth close on the lace of her panties. She wanted to pull away, but the wolf pushed in her mind and she found herself arching her hips instead. His hands and mouth tugged at the lace, and she had to bite back a howl of frustration as every touch came so close to where she needed him but never quite made contact. He slid her panties down her legs, and then she was naked, laid bare to his gaze.

Jase groaned softly and nuzzled at her thigh, his hands gently parting her legs. She lifted her head to watch, and he smiled at her before licking his lips and lowering his head to her aching pussy. He drew his tongue across the seam of her labia, and the sensation was like nothing she’d ever known. Still gasping from that initial contact, her senses went into overdrive when he pressed his mouth into her pussy and swirled his tongue around her clit. She couldn’t fight back the howl of pleasure that exploded from her chest, and she bucked her hips against his mouth, craving more. Both woman and wolf wanted the same thing, and the needs of one blended into the demands of the other. As he began a slow and sensuous assault, she let her fear go and surrendered to the moment.

His every touch made her shiver, and she knew she was wetter and hotter than she had ever been in her life. She’d never dared to let herself go this far when she masturbated. She wasn’t even sure she could have made herself feel like this if she’d tried. His tongue toyed with her clit again, and she started to shudder as the pleasure became too much. As her orgasm bloomed, he slid a finger deep inside her cunt and pushed her even further over the edge of control. She heard herself growl and then cry out and then the world fractured into a place of pure sensation, and she was lost.

When she came back to herself, she felt the telltale burn that told her she’d partially transformed, but she quickly realized it was only her claws and fangs that had shifted, nothing more. She hadn’t lost control. Panting, she opened her eyes and found Jase staring down at her.

“Show me.” He brushed a finger over her lips, leaving a trace of her own juices behind. She licked her lips and tasted herself and she saw his eyes flare with lust as the tip of her tongue traced the path of his finger.

She opened her mouth and let him see the fangs, part of her already bracing herself for the moment he recoiled. He had to see it now. She was a monster.

He didn’t say anything. Instead, he kissed her, his tongue stroking down the length of each fang in an erotic exploration.

Wonder filled her and she returned his kiss, realizing her senses were even more heightened now. His scent was rich and warm, and she could smell his desire for her clearly. The musky tang of pheromones filled her nose, and it triggered another flood of honey to her pussy, making her even more ready for him.

“Jase.” She whispered his name, not sure how to ask for what she needed.

He untied her and smoothed his hands up her arms, releasing them from both silk and lace. “Tell me you want this.”

“Yes.”

“Then hang onto me, sweetheart. I really need to be inside you now.” It was his turn to growl as he tore open a condom wrapper and sheathed himself in it before moving between her legs. He reached for her ankles and lifted them, coaxing her to wrap her legs around his hips. Her hands clutched around his powerful shoulders, and she held her breath as she felt the thick head of his cock press into her. He moved with painful slowness, and she knew it was because he didn’t want to hurt her. She wriggled her hips, and he groaned loudly in response. Suddenly out of patience, Jazz tightened her legs and brought them together with just enough supernatural strength to make sure he couldn’t resist. As he filled her, she let out a growl of triumph. The pleasure of it all far outweighing the slight pinch of pain as her body yielded to his.

“That’s cheating,” he told her, his words a breathless chuckle by her ear.

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On Jason’s Watch is available at Siren-Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/on-jasons-watch

And if you want the whole story?  Book 1 is also available:

Saved by Sinhttp://www.bookstrand.com/saved-by-sin

Thanks so much for reading and dont forget to leave a comment!

Susan Hayes

If you haven’t had enough of me yet, you can find me around the web:  My WebsiteFacebook,  and of course, Twitter

Saved by Sin – Adult Excerpt

Hello again!

This is the first book in my new m/f paranormal romance series – The Paladin Protection Agency.  I’m giving away an electronic copy of this story as part of the TRS party festivities so be sure you sign up for the party giveaways!

Cover - Saved by Sin

Blurb:

Security consultant Sinjin Heath is on leave while recovering from a mission that went tragically wrong. The physical scars may have healed, but he still doubts his ability to protect anyone, ever again.

Michelle Jamieson is starting over. She’s finally escaped from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Robert. The only problem is that her ex isn’t ready to let her go. When he realizes she’s truly out of his reach, his obsession drives Robert to kill himself so he can return as a malevolent ghost.

Haunted and terrified, Michelle goes on the run and winds up at her family’s cabin. Things seem to be improving when she meets her sexy neighbor, Sinjin. The sparks between them fly fast and hot, but before they can begin to face their growing feelings for each other, Robert’s ghost comes for Michelle. Ready or not, Sinjin finds himself back in the protection business. And if he fails this time, he’ll lose the woman he loves.

Adult Excerpt

Heat flared in his eyes, and a low growl rumbled up from his chest. “Big boy? Are you sassing me again, baby?”

“Maybe I am. What are you going to do about it?” She could barely get the words out past the thundering of her heart, which felt like it was lodged high in her throat, making it hard to breathe.

“Minx. I think you know exactly what I am going to do about it.” The commanding edge was back in his voice now, and it sent a thrilling tingle down her back, all the way to her toes. He shifted and then stood up, his hands on the fly of her jeans. He undid them quickly and peeled them off with a smooth motion that left her bare legged and gasping in surprise. His face was a study in intensity as he raked his gaze over her body and she knew he could see what she could only feel, the flush of heat staining her skin and the tight buds of her nipples, along with the telltale moisture she knew was pooling between her legs and dampening her panties.

“These are very pretty, but they have to go.” He reached down and snagged his fingers in the sides of her underwear, tearing it away and letting the pale-pink concoction of lace and satin flutter from his fingers to the floor. “Hands and knees, right now.”

For a moment, she considered arguing, but the look in his eyes and her own, surprising yearning to follow his orders stopped her protests and she did as she was told. She rolled over onto her stomach and then rose up on her hands and knees. Her braided hair slid over her shoulder, partially blocking her view as she glanced back to look at him. Anticipation made her skin tingle again, and her stomach felt as though it were stuffed full of butterflies. As he moved in behind her, she held her breath, waiting. And waiting, and waiting some more. She glanced back again in confusion and saw him wink at her as their eyes met, his thumbs hooked into the waistband of his jeans, unmoving.

“Patience, baby, I’m just enjoying the view.”

“You son of a—” Irritation spiked through her, and she started to move, only to find his hands clamping firmly around her hips a second later.

“Oh no you don’t! You stay right there, and no more peeking.”

She heard the amusement in his voice and huffed in frustration, “Having fun?”

“You have no idea how much I like just looking at you, Michelle.” His fingers stroked her, and he moved close enough she could feel his breath fan over her back, sending a flurry of goose bumps chasing over her skin. She felt his hands slide down her hips to her thighs and then let go of her, and a second later the telltale buzz of a zipper being opened filled the silence. She heard the slide of fabric over skin and knew he was naked now. She found the urge to peek back at him too much to resist. She twisted her head and felt a quick flash of pain in her left ass cheek before she could even move her head all the way around.

“I said no peeking.” She felt his lips brush over the spot where he’d bit her, kissing away the sting.

“You bit me!”

“And you tasted amazing.” His mouth opened, and she felt the slow, sensuous caress of his tongue dragging over her skin. “Like creamed honey.”

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Saved by Sin is available at Siren-Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/saved-by-sin

Thanks so much for reading!

Susan Hayes

If you haven’t had enough of me yet, you can find me around the web:  My WebsiteFacebook,  and of course, Twitter

The Paladin Protection Agency Series

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Hello everyone!  I thought I’d start off by introducing you to my new M/F  paranormal erotic romance series, published with Siren Publishing.

The Paladin Protection Agency:

They started out as cadre of ex-military men and women who found a home and a place in the world offering their services as a straight forward security and protection service.

After an accidental brush with the supernatural, they formed Division S, a special task force who offered their services to those with unique problems. Vampires, werewolves and things that go bump in the night.

Saved by Sin: Book One

Security consultant Sinjin Heath is on leave while recovering from a failed mission. His hiatus is put on hold when Michelle Jamieson takes refuge in the lakeside cabin next door. Ready or not, Sinjin is back in the protection business as he finds himself standing between Michelle and the violent ghost of her ex-boyfriend.

http://www.bookstrand.com/saved-by-sin

On Jason’s Watch: Book Two

Jazz Masters is a werewolf who yearns to be normal. When a pack of vicious werewolves discover her secret, Jazz turns to Paladin Protection for help. Security Specialist Jason Waters is more than willing to protect Jazz, but he wants more from her than gratitude. He wants her heart.

http://www.bookstrand.com/on-jasons-watch

Guarding Valentina: Book Three – Coming January 31, 2013

Valentina Farro is used to being the hunter, not the hunted, but when a vampire marks her for death, everything changes. Aedan Doyle has spent his life killing vampires, but meeting Val makes him wonder if there’s more to life than the hunt. Now he wants a real life, and he wants it with Valentina.

Thanks so much for reading!

Susan Hayes

If you haven’t had enough of me yet, you can find me around the web:  My Website, Facebook,  and of course, Twitter

Contest Winner

This was my first TRS party and I had a great time! Thank you everyone for all the posts and comments and excerpts.

The winner of the copy of Whispers in the Dark was Kristen.  Congratulations.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone with a day off right now,  it’s back to work for me!

Susan

Dark Chocolate Ganache recipe and an Adult except for Whispers in the Dark

Hi everyone,

Time for one last recipe before everyone slips away to enjoy their Thanksgiving week festivities. Sadly I was an adult before I discovered the existence of Ganache, and since then I’ve been making up for lost time. (a fact my hips can sadly attest to.)

Dark Chocolate Ganache

 

Dark Chocolate Ganache

 12 ounces  bittersweet chocolate

1 2/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (optional)

A dash of cinnamon or for a bit of a kick, a dash of cayenne pepper. (go easy if you try this one!)

Directions:

Chop the chocolate until very fine

Bring cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

Pour cream over chocolate in a heatproof bowl.

Let stand for 2 minutes, until the chocolate is melted into the mixture

Add butter, then whisk mixture until smooth.

If you are using it as a sauce, use immediately. (or reheat later)

If you are using a frosting/filling:

Let cool, stirring often.

Once cooled for several hours, whisk until it is the right consistency
(Caution, you may need to make two sets. One for the cake..and one for everyone who will suddenly appear to “have just a taste.”

  

Second Adult Story Excerpt – Whispers in the Dark

A Paranormal erotic romance with vamps, dhampir and a kick-ass red head for a heroine

Kyra kissed him every step of the way back to their room, not caring who saw them together this way. This was real, and right, and she finally let herself believe that Gareth had been correct all along. In the moment when she had been unable to fight her own battles, his powers that be had sent her a champion, someone she could trust, someone she could love. Her breath hitched and she ran the word through her mind again, letting it resonate. Love. Oh how she loved him.

She felt him lower her to the bed, his hard, muscled body covering hers as he lay down with her. His unshaven jaw rasped against her cheek and then his lips found hers, his kiss sending sparks shooting through her limbs. Her hands slipped under his shirt, caressing heated skin as she tugged the fabric upward, wanting no barriers between them. She could feel his heart beating hard and fast beneath her fingers as she raked her nails lightly through his dark dusting of chest hair.

“Kyra.” His voice was a low growl of warning. “You’re playing with fire again.”

“You don’t scare me,” she declared and raked her nails down his chest again, hearing his hissing intake of breath at the stinging pleasure of it. He rolled off of her and stripped his shirt over his head, his hazel eyes bright with passion as he met her gaze.

“I know I don’t scare you. It’s one of the things I adore about you.” He reached for her shirt and skinned it over her head, his wicked chuckle giving her warning too late to stop him from leaving the fabric tangled around her wrists. As she wriggled and tried to drop her arms, the sleeves snagged around her wrists, leaving her hands bound.

“Hey!” she yelped, tugging harder. “Untie me!”

Gareth’s eyes were hot and his grin pure mischief as he watched her wriggle. “I warned you, little hellcat, but you didn’t listen to me.” His heated gaze slid down to her breasts, and he reached beneath her to unfasten the hooks with one hand while he held her wrists with the other. Kyra glowered at him, but she could feel her pulse racing and knew her panties were soaked through at the thoughts he’d inspired in her fevered imagination.

She arched a brow as he drew her bra up her arms and then tied the elastic loops around one of the wrought iron posts of the headboard. “Oh no, not that!” She squirmed again, trying to keep the laughter out of her voice.

“Oh yes, this.” Gareth’s eyes darkened and he lowered his head to her breasts, running his tongue between them with a low groan. “I want you right here, unarmed and still for once.” She shuddered as his mouth closed over one stiff nipple, laving the tip with his tongue until it was tight and tingling. As he moved to the other one, she arched her back and moaned, her body aching and needy for his touch.

Clever fingers pinched and rolled at the tight bud he had already suckled. Embers of need flared to an inferno, and Kyra mewled aloud at the pleasure of it, encouraging him without words, not wanting him to stop. Every flick and touch sent tendrils of lust down through her core until she felt her vaginal walls begin to tighten in time to his mouth. The rhythms of his body and hers meshed, and she clamped her thighs together and squirmed, needing something, anything to touch her aching clit.

Groaning with frustration now, Kyra wriggled again, wrapping a leg around him and trying to pull him closer, grinding her throbbing pussy against his thigh. “Gareth, I need more.” She gasped and flexed her calf tight around his thigh.

“Still so pushy!” His voice was teasing as he lifted his head to watch her from beneath hooded lids. His fingers tweaked her nipples one last time before moving down to the button closing her jeans, slowly and deliberately stroking along the waistband, his mouth tracing over her bare skin, placing openmouthed kisses in a string down her stomach. “You taste so good.” He nibbled at the edge of her navel before swirling his tongue over the sensitive skin. “Like apple pie, or spiced cookies.”

“I taste like dessert?” she purred and bucked her hips slightly, reminding him what he was supposed to be doing.

“Like the most decadent dessert in the world.” Gareth’s breath fanned over her damp skin, causing a wave of goose bumps to chase across her stomach. He undid her jeans and stood up, his eyes never leaving hers as he made his way to the foot of the bed and tugged off her boots one at a time. Then he leaned down and slid her jeans off, his gaze full of hunger as he drank her in. The bed dipped as he knelt at the edge and reached for her panties, removing them even slower than he did her jeans. He let his callused fingers drift over her skin in one long, sensuous caress, the scrap of satin and lace teasing and tickling all the way down to her toes.

Whispers in the Dark is available for purchase at: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing

Thanks for reading!

Susan

You can find my other titles here:

Daemons and Angels Series:

Alistair’s Bed – Amazon & Malyk’s Salvation – Amazon

My new book:  Saved by Sin will be coming available for pre-order by mid December, and goes on sale at Siren Publishing Dec 18th.

And you can find me around the web:  Website,  Blog,  and of course, Twitter

Saved by Sin – Cover reveal & another hot excerpt

Hello everyone!

I had a lovely surprise waiting in my inbox, the newly completed cover for my next book,  Saved by Sin.  I couldn’t resist sharing it with you all, along with another peek into Sinjin and Michelle’s story.

Cover - Saved by Sin

Adult Excerpt

Heat flared in his eyes, and a low growl rumbled up from his chest. “Big boy? Are you sassing me again, baby?”

“Maybe I am. What are you going to do about it?” She could barely get the words out past the thundering of her heart, which felt like it was lodged high in her throat, making it hard to breathe.

“Minx. I think you know exactly what I am going to do about it.” The commanding edge was back in his voice now, and it sent a thrilling tingle down her back, all the way to her toes. He shifted and then stood up, his hands on the fly of her jeans. He undid them quickly and peeled them off with a smooth motion that left her bare legged and gasping in surprise. His face was a study in intensity as he raked his gaze over her body and she knew he could see what she could only feel, the flush of heat staining her skin and the tight buds of her nipples, along with the telltale moisture she knew was pooling between her legs and dampening her panties.

“These are very pretty, but they have to go.” He reached down and snagged his fingers in the sides of her underwear, tearing it away and letting the pale-pink concoction of lace and satin flutter from his fingers to the floor. “Hands and knees, right now.”

For a moment, she considered arguing, but the look in his eyes and her own, surprising yearning to follow his orders stopped her protests and she did as she was told. She rolled over onto her stomach and then rose up on her hands and knees. Her braided hair slid over her shoulder, partially blocking her view as she glanced back to look at him. Anticipation made her skin tingle again, and her stomach felt as though it were stuffed full of butterflies. As he moved in behind her, she held her breath, waiting. And waiting, and waiting some more. She glanced back again in confusion and saw him wink at her as their eyes met, his thumbs hooked into the waistband of his jeans, unmoving.

“Patience, baby, I’m just enjoying the view.”

“You son of a—” Irritation spiked through her, and she started to move, only to find his hands clamping firmly around her hips a second later.

“Oh no you don’t! You stay right there, and no more peeking.”

She heard the amusement in his voice and huffed in frustration, “Having fun?”

“You have no idea how much I like just looking at you, Michelle.” His fingers stroked her, and he moved close enough she could feel his breath fan over her back, sending a flurry of goose bumps chasing over her skin. She felt his hands slide down her hips to her thighs and then let go of her, and a second later the telltale buzz of a zipper being opened filled the silence. She heard the slide of fabric over skin and knew he was naked now. She found the urge to peek back at him too much to resist. She twisted her head and felt a quick flash of pain in her left ass cheek before she could even move her head all the way around.

“I said no peeking.” She felt his lips brush over the spot where he’d bit her, kissing away the sting.

“You bit me!”

“And you tasted amazing.” His mouth opened, and she felt the slow, sensuous caress of his tongue dragging over her skin. “Like creamed honey.”

* * * * * * *

Saved by Sin will be coming available for pre-order by mid December, and goes on sale at Siren Publishing Dec 18th.

Thanks for reading!

Susan Hayes

You can find my other titles here:

 Whispers in the DarkSiren-Bookstrand Publishing

Daemons and Angels Series:

Alistair’s Bed – Amazon & Malyk’s Salvation – Amazon

And you can find me around the web:  Website,  Blog,  and of course, Twitter

Sinfully good brownies and a PG excerpt from Saved by Sin

The holidays are upon us, and I’ve already started planning what recipes I’ll be making for family and friends.  I thought I’d share my recipe for sticky caramel & chocolate chunk brownies with you all.

  

 Now, I’m guilty of using a pre-packaged mix as my starting point, but I’ve added my own spin to it.

What you’ll need:

package of brownie mix (or make your own if you have the energy!)

¾ cup – 1 cup Hershey’s mini kisses. (or any largish chocolate pieces)

½ cup of Skor pieces

A bag of soft caramels

A few tablespoons of milk

Prepare the mix as instructed, but then add the Skor and chocolate pieces last and stir in. Bake as usual, but since there is now a bit of caramel in the batter, make sure to grease the pans really well or be prepared to wrestle the brownies out of the pan later.

When the brownies are cooked and cooling in the pan, unwrap and put about a dozen pieces of caramel into a microwave safe dish. Microwave at half to three quarter power until melted. Stir in a bit of milk. Reheat. Repeat until you have a pourable caramel glaze. Pour over the brownies and chill until set. Then enjoy!

  

Story Excerpt – Saved by Sin

Book one in my new paranormal erotic romance series “Paladin Protection Agency” coming to Siren Publishing December 18th

The wind blew hard enough to make the windows shimmy in their frames, and she went to close them, yanking back her hand in surprise when the last window slammed shut before she’d barely laid a finger on it. Her nerves on edge now, she turned to the door, and was stunned to see a man’s shape filling the doorway. For a moment, she was seized with panic, her heart squeezing into her throat and choking her as irrational thoughts filled her head. It’s Robert. He’s here! Part of her mind screamed at her to run, but she couldn’t move, or speak.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to startle you.” It was not Robert’s voice, and now she realized whoever was standing at her door was taller than her ex-boyfriend, his big body very nearly filling the open space.

“It wasn’t your fault. I just seem to be jumping at shadows today,” Michelle offered her apology without moving, curious as to who would be out in this normally isolated area.

“I know how that can be.” Her visitor stepped just inside the cabin door and stopped to lean back against the frame. The cabin lights were bright enough to reveal his face for the first time. “My name’s Sinjin Heath. I’m in the cabin on the next lot over.”

All the air seems to rush out of Michelle’s lungs as her eyes drank in the vision in front of her. He was tall enough to make her tip her head up to see his face, which was rare considering she was five foot ten in her stocking feet. His brown eyes were so dark they seemed almost black, and he wore his hair long, its dark-brown length falling loose past his shoulders. A thin scar ran from his temple to just by the outer corner of one eye, giving character to a face that might have otherwise been too pretty to be real.

“Hi.” She finally managed to pull herself together and gave him what she hoped was a friendly smile as she offered him her hand. “Michelle Jamieson.”

He took her hand with a smile, but instead of shaking it, he raised it to his mouth and brushed a brief kiss over the knuckles as his brown eyes stared into hers. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Michelle.” His mouth turned her name into a whispered caress, and for a moment, she forgot to breathe. As her mind returned, she realized he was still holding her hand in his, and she tugged it out of his grip. “In all the years my family have been up here, we’ve never seen anyone at that cabin. I thought maybe it had been abandoned.”

“I don’t think it gets used all that much. It belongs to the company I work for. They keep it for using as a retreat for employees in need of a little peace and quiet.” He shrugged slightly, his eyes still watching her intently. “I’ve been here a few weeks. You’re the first person I’ve seen.”

“Sorry if my arrival has disturbed your solitude,” she said, wondering what could make someone leave their life to come out here to hide. Then she realized that was exactly what she was doing. “I uh…needed some time away myself.”

“I think this lake is big enough for the two of us to share.” Sinjin’s lips quirked into a grin that made him look like a mischievous boy. “I’ll take this half, you take the other side?”

“Maybe I should take the top half and you can have the bottom.” She found herself grinning back.

“No thanks, I don’t have any gills.” He turned his head and swept back his hair to show her his neck. “See?”

She caught a glimpse of another scar as she leaned in and pretended to examine his neck for gills. “I see. Well, I suppose we’ll just have to share the top half then.” Without thinking, she reached up and brushed her fingertips to the scar just visible above the collar of his shirt. “What happened?” The words were out before she realized she was speaking, and she felt him stiffen and his hand reached up to cover hers.

“It’s a long story. Let’s just say my line of work comes with danger pay.” He kept her hand in his as he lifted it from his neck, his fingers moving lightly over hers. “I came over to see if you needed help. If this wind gets any worse, we may lose power.” It was hard to think when he was holding her hand like that, and it took a moment for his words to sink in past the warm tingles that rose at that simple caress.

“I haven’t checked on the generator yet. Thanks for reminding me.”

“Just being neighborly.” He smiled again and her heart did a triple beat. “I wouldn’t like to think of you over here sitting in the dark tonight, all alone. Why don’t we go check on it now?”

Saved by Sin will be coming available for pre-order by mid December, and goes on sale at Siren Publishing Dec 18th.

Thanks for reading!

Susan

You can find my other titles here:

 Whispers in the DarkSiren-Bookstrand Publishing

Daemons and Angels Series: Alistair’s Bed – Amazon & Malyk’s Salvation – Amazon

And you can find me around the web:  Website,  Blog,  and of course, Twitter

A little heat for the coming holiday – Saved by Sin (Adult excerpt)

Saved by Sin is Book One in my new paranormal romance series: the Paladin Protection Agency. It will be released December 18th.

Blurb: 

Security consultant Sinjin Heath is on leave while recovering from a mission that went tragically wrong. The physical scars may have healed, but he still doubts his ability to protect anyone, ever again.

Michelle Jamieson is starting over. She’s finally escaped from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Robert. The only problem is that her ex isn’t ready to let her go. When he realizes she’s truly out of his reach, his obsession drives Robert to kill himself so he can return as a malevolent ghost.

Haunted and terrified, Michelle goes on the run and winds up at her family’s cabin. Things seem to be improving when she meets her sexy neighbor, Sinjin. The sparks between them fly fast and hot, but before they can begin to face their growing feelings for each other, Robert’s ghost comes for Michelle. Ready or not, Sinjin finds himself back in the protection business. And if he fails this time, he’ll lose the woman he loves.

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Adult Excerpt

Sinjin groaned into her mouth, spearing deeply with his tongue. It was a promise of things to come. Michelle wrapped a leg around his thigh and squeezed, needing contact, craving his body like an addict needed their drug of choice. He broke their kiss at last, lifting his head to stare down into her eyes, his own full of desire. “I need you, Michelle, need this.”

She recognized the need in his eyes, the yearning for companionship, for someone to keep the darkness away. Those needs mirrored her own. She nodded as understanding bloomed between them. “I need you, too.”

His lips brushed her brow for a sweet, tender second and then swept down her cheek and jaw to her throat, leaving a trail of fire in his wake. Every kiss seared and teased as he worked his way down her body, pausing to suck each breast for a glorious minute before moving downward once more. She lay back, releasing her hands from his hair and uncoiling her legs from his, freeing him to do what he wanted. Whatever he wanted, she didn’t care. Not so long as he didn’t stop touching her.

Cool air wafted over her as he threw back the quilt, uncovering them both. His mouth was still branding her skin over and over again. His tongue swirled around her navel, and she shuddered in pleasure at that simple touch. She shifted her body, her thighs falling open. Her need grew urgent, but still he sampled the skin of her stomach, making her wait. She moaned, her hips bucking slightly, conveying her need, and he chuckled. His breath was hot where is fanned over her skin.

“You’re sexy when you’re being impatient. We’ll get there soon, sweetheart.” He lowered his head another inch and exhaled again, deliberately heating her flesh and making her squirm. “I promise.” Something in the way he spoke those two simple words made Michelle’s battered soul feel lighter, and she sucked in a deep breath, forcing herself to relax, to trust him.

His lips brushed over her inner thigh and then lower, featherlight kisses trailing all the way down to her knee and then her calf. His hands cradled her leg, stroking and teasing, and she felt a sense of terrible loss when he moved away again. She heard herself whimper in protest, and he laughed.

“Soon,” he told her, and then his mouth was on her again, nibbling at the tender skin of her other calf. His hands wrapped around her leg, and there was nothing but the glorious sensations he was giving her. Each kiss was a little higher than the last, closer to the one place she needed him to touch. But he was moving so slowly it was going to kill her.

“Tease,” she hissed at him, cracking one eye to give him what she hoped was an evil glare.

“Sometimes.” He winked at her and then settled himself between her thighs at last, his hands gently spreading her folds as he leaned in without warning, his tongue tracing a line of fire along her labia. Pleasure sizzled and popped over her skin and through her body, and she lifted her hips off the bed, pressing her pussy against his mouth.

“Sinjin!” she cried out his name as he pressed his face deeper into her folds. His wicked tongue lashed at her clit again and again before his lips sealed around her clitoris.  He drew it into his mouth with a sharp suckling pressure that nearly brought her to orgasm right then and there. “Oh god,” she groaned, and she could feel his growl of approval vibrate through her, adding to the myriad of sensations bombarding her senses. Again he sucked, and this time the tip of his tongue flicked against her sensitive pearl, drawing out another moan from her. He was merciless in his attentions, keeping her right on the edge without letting her come down, never letting her fall into the bliss of release.

Over and over again, he pleasured, flicked, and laved at her folds, until she was panting his name. Just as she was about to break, to beg him to let her come, she felt him shift and he slid two fingers into her pussy, filling her. Her world shattered, and she came on a cry, hurtling into an orgasm so intense the entire world disappeared and there was nothing but the sweet ecstasy of his touch.

As the world came back into focus, she found herself staring into his dark eyes again, and she smiled as she wrapped her arms around his neck and drew him down to kiss him. His lips tasted of both of them as she drew his lower lip into her mouth and sucked on it, her teeth scraping gently over his skin.

He laughed and kissed her again, his body settling into the cradle of her thighs, his rock-hard cock resting between them. His hand cupped her cheek, and he kissed her gently, “Ready?”

She grinned suddenly and rocked her hips up into his. “Hell yes, what are you waiting for?”

“Brat.” He was still laughing as he moved himself into position and arched his back, sliding himself home. “So good,” he groaned as their bodies joined, hers giving away to his thick length one slow inch at a time.

Saved by Sin will be coming available for pre-order by mid December, and goes on sale at Siren Publishing Dec 18th.

And you can find me around the web:  Website,  Blog,  and of course, Twitter

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