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Memphis Heat 2: Streetwise
by Shelby Morgen and Marteeka Karland
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action Adventure/ Suspense, Erotic Romance
Theme(s): Werewolves, Voyeurism and Exhibitionism, Men and Women in Uniform
Series: Memphis Heat (#2)
Page Count: 47
Memphis, Tennessee. The Russian mob’s moving in, and the FBI’s recruiting Memphis PD’s finest — finest werewolves — to form their new FBI Paranormal Activities Task Force.
Jarod and Belle have been assigned to the FBI — their job, infiltrate the Russian Wolf pack. All they have to do is find the pack. But the closer they get to the Russians, the farther away they seem to be from the truth. So far they’ve found more werewolf cops than Russian wolves.
The Russians seem to have declared war on the MPD, leaving a team of dead cops in their wake, and the Memphis PD to clean up their mess. MPD’s Colonel has a few secrets of his own, and he doesn’t really appreciate FBI intervention on something that’s clearly local jurisdiction — in more ways than one.
When Officer Butch Carson and his rookie trainee, Regan “Sundance” O’Mally, are caught between the MPD and the Russians, they have no one they can turn to but each other. The more they learn about being werewolves, the tighter their own bond becomes. And the more determined they are to stop the assassins who nearly added them to the growing list of victims.
This has been a wonderful year for me. I have published three books since February, and TRS has helped me spread the news about all three! :) I feel I’ve formed “cyber friendships” with the TRS team. I will always contact them first when I publish a new book because of the way they have demonstrated to me they really are interested in their clients as people, and not just as account numbers. That is a HUGE deal in this day and age. I have to give a “shout out” to Holly who has been especially kind and encouraging concerning my father’s terminal illness. Thanks, Holly.
Here are the books I’ve promoted with the help of TRS….
All of these books may be purchased at BookStrand Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I came across this poster last night that reminded me of Charlotte from Love Beyond the Curve (and all of us REAL women out there! :) ) I’ll leave you with it, and wish all of you a wonderful week! Thanks for a great anniversary celebration here at TRS! :)
The last time I was at a TRS party, I shared a good bit of my book, Memphis Heat with the readers and partygoers. It is a pretty hot book, if I do say so myself. The heroine in the story becomes insatiable when she is with the hero, and acts and feels unlike she has ever felt before. Steele brings out the inner “wild thing” whenever she is near him. Today, I was riding down the road, listening to the radio, and Flo Rida’s song, Wild One began to play. It clicked with me that this is the theme song for Memphis Heat. I could see Steele and Maeve in that hotel room when the last part of this song was playing. Of course, I must confess I cannot make out all the lyrics, so all I really based this on is the slower part at the end. The rest may not fit their story, but this line does. I chose “Little Things” by One Direction as Reed’s theme song for Charlotte in Love Beyond the Curve. Now, I need to think of a song for Ava and Quinton in One Sizzling Summer. Any suggestions? Below are links to these two songs. Listen and see if you agree. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpOR_HuHRNs “Wild Ones”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGPeNN9S0Fg “Little Things”
Hello! Welcome to my Release Party at The Romance Studio! I’ve been hanging out with my friends here at the website since Thanksgiving, and I am loving it. These parties are where I feel I am making connections with readers, and that has been the most rewarding part of being a writer. I have been given a lot of positive feedback about my books, which has encouraged me to continue. The fact that the positive comments are from people who I don’t know makes it even sweeter. I feel the comments are honest and not “supportive, courtesy comments” (though I appreciate those, too!) As you check in with me off and on today, please leave a comment and you will be eligible for a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card (winner’s choice).
Today, I’m going to begin by talking about Memphis Heat, and later, my new release, Love Beyond the Curve. Both of the stories have a strong hero that can take charge when a woman needs that, yet show tenderness and concern for the heroine’s needs and desires. In Memphis Heat, the hero, Steele, has a commanding presence that can’t be ignored. When the story opens, Steele is holding out his hand for Maeve to take it and simply saying, “Dance with me.” She really has no choice in the matter once she looks up into his ruggedly handsome face. There is something about a man who knows what he wants and goes for it that is very attractive to many women. Steele is this type of man, whether it be the real estate property he is trying to buy before Maeve gets it, or a particular beautiful woman.
I am going to share a blurb, review, and an ADULT EXCERPT (please don’t read if you will be offended by explicit language and sexual content). If you are interested in purchasing Memphis Heat, you will find it at Siren BookStrand, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. Here are those links:
Maeve Callahan has finally met her match. Steele Ottinger, meant for only one night of sensuous pleasure with a stranger, shockingly turns out to be a determined business rival. Both of them want the same piece of real estate property, but for very different reasons. Maeve has her heart set on it as the new location of Sunburst, a community center that helps inner city adults and children get on the right track to a successful future. Steele, a millionaire businessman, wants to open another SHOTTZ, a sports bar and grill in his fast-growing chain of restaurants. Maeve is emotionally driven to fight for the people she views as family, where Steele is driven by financial gain. The two engage in verbal combat whenever they meet, but those sparks turn into flames as the passion they can’t ignore takes over. Will there be a chance for true love, or will they crash and burn like… Memphis Heat?
A Review for…Memphis Heat:
This reviewer’s rating: 5 – Outstanding
Another romantic, sexy, M/F read by Kate Patrick. Memphis Heat is well written the characters are terrific. I love a female who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid of some good lovin’. I love a hot, strong, romantic man. I get both here. Maeve meets a sexy man at a Memphis Blues bar and, uncharacteristcally for her, she decides to let her hair down with him after a dance. Why not, he’s sexy, charming and wants her. They have a night of unbridled passion. Maeve leaves the next morning only to find out her sexy man from the night before is her competitor on some commercial real estate. So, Maeve and Steele are both interested in the same property for different reasons, Maeve for a community development, Steele for another in his chain of bars. There is some VERY sexy writing in this book and it helps that the characters are easy to like. The story progresses nicely, even though they’re in competition they are having some sexy fun. However, fun turns into more, even though there is an outcome on the property which doesn’t favour one. Neither can forget the other as much as they feel they might be able to. Will they be able to get over their real estate rivalry? Will sex be the only thing that they leave on the menu? Have a read, it’s a terrific novella sized book. Memphis Heat is not too long, not too short, it’s just right in every way. This is my second Kate Patrick book and I’m impressed. Nice writing, no typos, great editing and great characters. Highly recommended, sexy reading. BUY
Reviewed by: KazzaK (Date: 10/07/2012)
ADULT EXCERPT (MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO CONTINUE):
“Dance with me.”
The rich, deep voice cut into her thoughts like a hot knife through cold butter. Maeve Callahan’s eyes came to rest on a massive, open palm extended toward her where she was seated at a small table in the corner of her favorite blues club. Her eyes traveled up the seemingly endless length of arm, and came to rest on the most handsome face she had seen in a while. No, make that ever. Dark hair, vibrant blue eyes, a five o’clock shadow, and classic chiseled bone structure atop a tall, lean but muscular body. It all added up to the perfect package in her opinion.
“Excuse me?” she replied as she fixed her gaze on the slightly smiling eyes that looked down expectantly at her.
“Dance with me,” he repeated as he leaned closer and stopped short of invading her personal space.
“Is that an invitation or a command?” she asked with an arched brow as she pressed even closer, definitely invading his personal space.
“It’s whatever will result in getting you to take my hand and follow me onto that dance floor. I’ve watched you for a while and you seem to enjoy this music. I enjoy dancing with a woman who moves as beautifully as she looks. So…dance with me.”
She blushed at the mental image of how she must have looked as she nodded and swayed to the soothing tones the musicians had played all evening. “Well, you know what they say about flattery,” she laughed as she placed her slender hand in his, and followed him through the crush of dancers taking advantage of the slow, sultry tune that was now playing.
He looked back at her and said in a wicked tone, “I’ll keep that in mind.”
A little shiver went through her as he pulled her into his arms, holding her firmly against his long, lean tower of a body. She slid her hands up to rest on his broad, muscular shoulders. Even in killer black stilettos, she still had to look up to see his face. A very gorgeous face. He wasn’t a pretty boy, but possessed rugged good looks that shouted he was a man’s man, perfectly capable of handling himself in any given situation.
He slid a hand along her ribcage as they danced, setting off little bursts of fireworks that rippled from her head straight to her nether regions. She felt his hands come to rest on the curve of her lower back. He held her loosely as she began to move her hips to the sensuous rhythm of the music. She took a step closer into his embrace, as her hands skimmed over his shoulders to rest at his neck.
This slight adjustment brought her full breasts in direct contact with his rock hard torso, brushing against him as they danced to the hypnotic melody that seemed to lull them into a trance of seduction, oblivious to others. Her nipples hardened as he lightly stroked her spine. His touch created a sensation she was at a loss to ignore. Her fingers entwined in the hair at the nape of his neck, as she felt heat course through her body while he rubbed the side of her breast with the pad of his thumb.
* * * *
Steele Ottinger closed his eyes and reveled in the feel of her breasts as they barely grazed his chest while she swayed seductively in his arms. Sure, she had sat at her table looking all circumspect and guarded, but there was a hint of something else underneath that cool exterior. Something intense. Something sensuous. Something he would seek to discover before the night was over. He felt the familiar heaviness in his groin, revealing the effect she had on him as they danced. Strangely, he didn’t care if she became aware of his lust for her. That was why he had asked – no, she was right – commanded that she dance with him.
A throbbing cock proved he was a man on a mission. She completely mesmerized him as she seemingly became lost in an erotic response to the sounds that filled the room. Her hips thrust in perfect time with the beat, making him long to meet her with some thrusts of his own. He knew he possessed a natural rhythm and could provide her with a partner that would keep up with her no matter what the activity.
Now, at last he held her in his arms. She turned away from him and sensuously lifted the heavy mane of dark locks that flowed like a river down her back, exposing a long, slender neck for his admiration. He groaned inwardly as she glanced back, casting a provocative look his way. He wrapped a long arm around her narrow waist, and pulled her up against his pulsing erection. He leaned down to nuzzle the velvet-like flesh behind her dainty ear, not knowing that his breath bathed over her like a warm whisper. The slight scrape of his smooth, straight teeth along the curve of her neck sent a tremor through her lithe form. He smiled at the realization that their dance appeared to have a heated effect on her as well.
The longer he held her, the more he wanted to know what it would be like to bury himself deep inside her. It would be one mind-blowing fuck if judged by her fluid, graceful movements on the dance floor. She appeared to be an uninhibited spirit. Her ability to follow his lead in perfect sync made him think their “horizontal dance” would be an explosive coupling to say the least.
Memphis Heat was my second book to be published by Siren-BookStrand. I really liked the characters and all the “heat” they generated each time they came into each other’s presence. Maeve is all about crusading for the underdog, and Steele is all about the almighty dollar, and how to make more of it. Maeve tries to resist her attraction to him, but it seems useless. I am going to share with you an excerpt that is for ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY, and a book review. If you are interested in finding out where these two end up (besides the nearest bed! :) ) , you may purchase this book from Amazon or Barnes and Noble at the link below. Enjoy!
This reviewer’s rating: 5 – Outstanding
Another romantic, sexy, M/F read by Kate Patrick. Memphis heat is well written the characters are terrific. I love a female who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid of some good lovin’. I love a hot, strong, romantic man. I get both here. Maeve meets a sexy man at a Memphis Blues bar and, uncharacteristcally for her, she decides to let her hair down with him after a dance. Why not, he’s sexy, charming and wants her. They have a night of unbridled passion. Maeve leaves the next morning only to find out her sexy man from the night before is her competitor on some commercial real estate. So, Maeve and Steele are both interested in the same property for different reasons, Maeve for a community development, Steele for another in his chain of bars. There is some VERY sexy writing in this book and it helps that the characters are easy to like. The story progresses nicely, even though they’re in competition they are having some sexy fun. However, fun turns into more, even though there is an outcome on the property which doesn’t favour one. Neither can forget the other as much as they feel they might be able to. Will they be able to get over their real estate rivalry? Will sex be the only thing that they leave on the menu? Have a read, it’s a terrific novella sized book. Memphis Heat is not too long, not too short, it’s just right in every way. This is my second Kate Patrick book and I’m impressed. Nice writing, no typos, great editing and great characters. Highly recommended, sexy reading. BUY
Reviewed by: KazzaK (Date: 10/07/2012)
ADULT EXCERPT (Must be 18 years or older to continue)
The door had barely closed before Steele had slammed her back against it, and assumed a full body press, crushing her lips with his own. His warm mouth tasted of aged bourbon and cigarettes. The subtle fragrance of some exotic spice permeated Maeve’s senses as he began to blaze a scorching trail of kisses along her jaw line, on down to her collarbone where he sunk his teeth into her tender flesh. A guttural moan of pleasure escaped from deep inside the most primeval part of her being. As she closed her eyes, she leaned her head back and let her senses take over.
She felt strong hands splayed over her ribcage begin to slide upward to then pull her black cashmere sweater over her head. The cool air in the room caressed her skin causing her already hardened nipples to strain further against the black lace of her skimpy bra. He slid his tongue between her parted lips to explore her mouth more thoroughly. When he covered her breasts with his warm palms, she pressed deeper into his hands. He began to pluck at the distended peaks that yielded to his masterful touch. He reached behind her to release the hooks of her barely there bra with one expert twist of his wrist. He then slowly pulled the straps downward to free her breasts. He took a step back to feast his eyes on the twin globes for the first time. He smiled and whispered, “Beautiful.” He cupped a heavy breast and pushed it upward to meet his lips that he lightly brushed back and forth across the erect nipples. She bit her lower lip in an effort to contain the whimper that threatened to escape past her lips. The sensations he created with his tantalizing mouth began to fan the flames of desire already raging within. When he unexpectedly bit a taut nipple, she gasped with surprise and fisted her hands in his dark locks, holding his head firmly to her bosom so he could not pull away. He sucked greedily and switched to the other one to give it equal attention.
He slowly knelt down in front of her as his hands slid over her bottom, squeezing it as he journeyed on down the length of her thighs. He tucked his thumbs under the hem of her black pencil skirt as he looked up into her eyes. He maneuvered it up over her hips to reveal a very lacy, black strip of fabric dipped low beneath her navel. He slowly exhaled and leaned forward to kiss her mound through the delicate lace. The tender gesture took her breath away, and she gave him a seemingly sultry smile when he glanced up.
That smile appeared to be all he needed to continue with his seduction. He hooked his fingertips under the edge of the lace and pulled downward to slip them off. She then surprised him by turning to ease down the zipper of her bunched up skirt. She looked back over her shoulder to find that his jaw dropped slightly as he regarded the view she revealed to him by the inch. She let the garment drop to the floor and kicked it aside with her high-heeled shoe. She placed her hands on her hips and posed long enough for him to absorb the picture she presented before him. When she faced him again, he eased forward with panther-like stealth and rose to his feet to ravish her mouth once again. This time when he slid his hands over her skin, he lowered himself to his knees and lifted her leg over his shoulder. He began to plant soft kisses along the tender flesh inside her thigh. When he reached the juncture between her legs, he continued to lightly kiss her along the seam of her womanhood. He then darted his tongue into her hot pussy and ran it up to where her sex seemed to throb in anticipation. He parted her with his thumbs and began to lick her very core until she begged him for mercy when the pleasure became immensely intense. He apparently planned to show no mercy until her satisfaction was complete.
He continued to administer his own brand of sweet torture to her now swollen clit. He flicked his pointed tongue over her sensitive bud, and alternated with gentle sucking that reduced her to pleading for him to make her come. She fisted her hands in his hair as the sensations steadily intensified. He seemed oblivious to her nearly yanking his hair out by the roots, as he devoured her dripping wet pussy. He gripped her hips to pull her even closer as he buried his face between her legs.
Catherine! The winner of the $10.00 Starbucks Gift Card was randomly selected. Thank you to ALL of those that dropped by and left comments. They truly mean so much to me because it makes me feel like I’m really connecting with someone, and not just writing to the air (was that sentence long enough and terribly constructed?!). It’s the readers that inspire us as writers. I’ve enjoyed every second of this event, and look forward to joining in at the next party at Christmas! Thank you TRS for planning this party and being such gracious hosts. YOU ARE THE BEST! Remember that if you enjoyed reading the excerpts here at TRS, you may purchase ebooks or paperbacks of One Sizzling Summer and Memphis Heat at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com . My new book, Love Beyond the Curve will be released Dec. 4th at www.bookstrand.com ,and after a month, will also be available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Happy Thanksgiving to all! You’ve certainly made my Thanksgiving a happy and grateful one! :)
November is a time when we begin to really stop and think of all we have to be thankful for in our lives. This year has been extra special because I finally became a PUBLISHED author. My first book, One Sizzling Summer, was published in February by Siren Publishing. September brought the release of my second book, Memphis Heat, also by Siren Publishing. Now, on December 4th, my third book, Love Beyond the Curve ,will be released by BookStrand Publishing. I am thankful to SirenBookStrand Publishing for accepting these manuscripts, and believing in my work enough to publish them. I am also thankful to The Romance Studio for this invitation to come share my books with you. Here they are:
I will be sharing posts about each of these books, including blurbs and excerpts, so you can get a sample of the way I tell a love story. :) Leave a comment to be eligible for an Amazon Gift Card. The winner will be randomly selected, and I will get with them as to where to email the prize! So…. come on in and let’s have a Book Party!!!