Wednesday, October 8, 2014

In Honor of All Hallows' Eve and Samhain/Calan Gaeaf

Timeless and An Automated Death are being highlighted on Julie's Book Reviews on October 10th. If you go to Julie's blog you can sign up to win some prizes just by visiting!!!! http://juliesbookreview.blogspot.com/2014/10/teresa-reasor.html

All Hallows' Eve–the modern day Halloween has been celebrated for hundreds of years. In ancient times in Ireland and Scotland bonfires would be lit to remind witches of the fires of hell they tempted by casting spells and also to hold at bay the spirits that walked the earth on the last day of fall. It was the beginning of the dark time of the year—winter.

It was the last day of the harvest and the time to prepare for the cold months ahead. The ancient God's had to be appeased with offerings so people and livestock would be assured to survive the difficult times. But it was also a time to honor ancestors who had passed on. The table would be set with food for each missing family member, who it was believed would return to their home that one day a year.

From the sixteenth century until today, the custom of trick or treat has been practiced. Wearing costumes or blacking their faces to fool the spirits and fairies roaming the earth, groups would move from house to house to either guise(make mischief) or receive treats. The offering of food to both the Gods and to those who visited was supposed to insure prosperity for the coming year.

Since neither Ireland, Scotland or Wales grow pumpkins like we have in the U.S. it was the custom to carve jack-o-lanterns out of turnips to light the way and represent the spirits of the dead.

All Hallow's Eve is one of my favorite times of the year besides Christmas. So in honor of the coming celebration I thought I would post excerpts once a week from my two paranormal stories. Timeless and An Automated Death.

The first one is from Timeless:


Archaeology student, Regan Stanhope, lands the chance of a lifetime when she’s chosen to work on a summer dig in Loch Maree, Scotland. The ancient monoliths hidden beneath the loch are the most important discovery since Stonehenge. And for seven hundred years, they have been waiting—for her.

Saturation diver Quinn Douglas is contracted to recover some of the megaliths from the loch’s bottom. The job will breathe life into the struggling salvage business he and his brothers are building. But from the moment he arrives, Quinn is plagued by dreams and feelings from a past he did not live. Or did he?

Regan and Quinn are drawn to each other as they research the monoliths and the reason behind their shared visions. But both sense something mystical at work, delving into their minds, manipulating their emotions. And when they finally discover the monoliths’ extraordinary secret, they know they must seal them away from those who are desperate to unlock their power. Even if it means remaining caught in a timeless struggle between the past and present forever.



Excerpt:

The trail sloped down, the heavy growth of trees shielding the henge from view for a time. The foliage grew sparser and opened into a clearing.

Loch Maree provided a purplish-blue backdrop to the circle of twenty stones topped by lintels that stretched nearly the width of the inlet. A knoll of ground provided a natural dam holding back the water.

Braden led her beneath the crossbar spanning a narrow path between two of the stones. Atop the limestone altar in the center of the site sat her basket, the long stems of several plants sticking over the sides. The edge of her tartan shawl, bunched beside it, fluttered in the breeze. Braden paused in the shade of one of the slabs, a sudden wary tension in his stance.

Warm moist air looped around them. A prickling sensation fluttered over Coira’s skin as though a lightning strike had just dispersed. The smell of smoke lingered on the breeze. Braden’s grasp tightened upon her hand, holding her at his side.

More curious than alarmed, she ran a soothing hand down his arm. “Be at ease. There is nothing to fear in this place.”

She closed her eyes and embraced the power that lingered on the air like mist. Pulling away from Braden’s grasp, she walked clockwise along the edge of the circle. A low hum traveled through the bottoms of her feet to the top of her head, the vibration intensifying as she neared one particular stone. The Ogham designs carved into the pillar writhed black against the reddish light the setting sun painted upon the slab’s surface.

The air grew still and weighted with moisture. She tasted it, like dew, on her tongue. Her skin grew damp. The sound of the wind, the movement of the trees, her own breathing, ceased. Her ears felt full, as if she had climbed a tall peak and needed to swallow to clear them. What was about here?

“Coira—” Braden spoke behind her, his tone taut with wariness.

An area, head high, on the block wavered like something live wrestled within it. A bulge appeared pulsing, panting, as if the stone were giving birth. A shape thrust forward. Coira staggered back in surprise and fear, a startled cry torn from her.

Shoulders bowed, the figure stretched its neck back as though attempting to relieve the cramped pain of release. The head turned. A strange oval structure covering the top third of the face, a round disk covered the mouth with a black piece as thick as an eel attached to it. 

For a moment, the form retained the gray color of the limestone in which it was imbedded, and then the stone slid away like liquid leaving the flesh exposed. The features were feminine, her head, neck, and shoulders encased in something gray-black as a seal’s pelt. With a wiggle, and a sound like the release of suction, a single arm and hand flopped free reaching toward her. The pale blue eyes that gazed at her from behind the strange mask reflected her same horror and fear. The wide cheekbones, the dark slash of her brows, the narrow bridge of her nose, mirrored hers in exact detail, and for a moment Coira thought she gazed at her own image.

With a twisting movement, the woman tried to break free of the stone, her chest heaving in and out as she attempted to breathe. Coira’s eyes stung with tears of pity. She could not stand aside and watch her die. She had to pull her free. Coira reached up to grasp the hand extended toward her.

“Nay!” Braden bellowed.

A current passed through Coira’s fingers, and a force, invisible but strong, looped around her wrist like a rope and pulled. Fear lanced through her, bone deep. She braced her feet and leaned back, fighting against the power that sucked her forward against her will. As she looked up, the hand above her reached out like a black claw to grab her.


Happy All Hallows' Eve to all,

Teresa Reasor 


Monday, September 15, 2014

A SEAL Never Gives Up: Meet Brett Weaver

My friend and fellow writer Sondra Allen Carr, author of A Bed of Thorns and Roses: A Guilded Age Beauty and the Beast Romance, The King's Witch : A Short Story introducing the world of Pangaea, and The Beast : The World of Pangaea, Book 1, invited me to participate in this meet the character blog tour.

 Sondra writes dark fantasy, with wonderful bad guys and tortured heroes. 

If you're interested in learning more about her books be sure to hop on over to her new website and check out her books!! :  http://sondraallancarr.com/blog/


Sondra Allan Carr lives in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky with her husband of more than four decades. A proud Boomer who loves to travel, she has watched bamboo grow in China, seen the Taj Mahal floating in the light of a full moon like a gravity-defying UFO, and looked on in amazement as the dawning sun set fire to Ayers Rock in Australia. She believes truth is stranger than fiction and fiction is often truer than truth.
Sondra admits to being a bit of a late bloomer, only recently discovering that she would rather write than eat. She hopes you will buy her books so she can continue to do both.
You can go to her website at http://sondraallancarr.com to sign up for email notification of new books, contests, and giveaways.

MEET BRETT WEAVER HERO OF BOTH BREAKING THROUGH (BOOK2 OF THE SEAL TEAM HEARTBREAKERS SERIES) AND MY LATEST RELEASE BUILDING TIES (BOOK 4 OF THE SEAL TEAM HEARTBREAKERS SERIES) 
Hey, my name’s Brett Weaver and I’m an Ensign in the Navy. I’m originally from Kentucky, but my duty station is out of Coronado right now. That probably tells you things I can’t. I’ve been deployed for the last ten months to places you won’t ever want to vacation to.

Being deployed for long stretches of time really sucks. It isn’t the absence of amenities that’s the biggest challenge, though not having access to a shower now and then is one of the worst things. And missing out on home cooked meals is another, because MREs leave a lot to be desired, though they do keep you going. But being away from the people who mean the most to you— that’s the hardest.  Especially when they need you and you aren’t there. Me and the other guys experience a lot of guilt because we’re too far away to lend anything but vocal support when shit hits the fan at home. If we’re told when it hits the fan. Sometimes our families hold back things to keep us from worrying.

So you can image how fucking guilty I felt when I got word that someone had blown up my fiancée’s car. Thank God Tess wasn’t in it, though she could have been. The only good thing that came out of it was I was invited home by homeland security and the powers that be decided they’d comply so I got to bug out and fly home to be with her. Great timing, because our wedding is scheduled to take place in a few weeks. I was beginning to doubt I was going to make it.

Just occupying the same space with Tess after so long was fucking amazing. I couldn’t seem to stop looking at her, touching her. Being deployed has given me some time to think about how I want our marriage to work. Because once we’re married, she’ll have to put up with a lot of shit. Mainly my being gone so much of the time.

She’s already put up with my being gone for ten months with only infrequent phone calls. She’s earned a little TLC so I’m going to do whatever I can to make her happy. As long as those things don’t conflict with what Uncle Sam needs from me.

Because being who I am and what I am, it’s a calling. And I’ve signed a contract saying I’m willing to lay down my life to protect and defend my country. My obligation to the good ol’ USA has to come first. Tess knows that, even though sometimes accepting it is tough.

And we’ll have a few weeks to take care of the asshole who blew up her car. Between the two of us we’ll figure it out and he’ll wish he hadn’t messed with my Tess.


BUILDING TIES (Book 4 of the SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series)



Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/1qx0WpB

Here's the blurb.

Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.

On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.


Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.

Building Ties is now available in print. The print edition has the bonus material of Breaking Ties add to it. But if you have the ebook and you want Breaking Ties it's available in the anthology Hot Alpha SEALs: Military Romance Megaset.



Navy SEAL Oliver ‘Greenback’ Shaker is used to making sacrifices in service to his country. Yet he’s blindsided when he returns from a training rotation and learns his wife, Selena has struggled with a terrible secret in his absence—a secret which might require a sacrifice he’s not prepared to make.

Faced with a life threatening illness, Selena wants to follow the same code of strength and perseverance her husband does as a SEAL, but she can’t go it alone. She needs a team, led by her husband, to see it through. But in Oliver’s line of work, his military duty must come first.

Still reeling after her first diagnosis they then learn Selena is also pregnant. Now with two lives hanging in the balance, the emotional and physical toll stretches the ties that bind their marriage to the breaking point. But true to the SEAL code, Oliver never gives up. And Selena proves valor doesn’t just live on the battlefield, but in every person’s heart.

AMAZON- bit.do/alphaseals
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APPLE-
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hot-alpha-seals/id901037002?mt=11

Next week  KaLyn Cooper, author of Explosive Combination, will pick up the torch and carry it forward for this Meet the Characters Blog Tour.
  


KaLyn Cooper's romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense. Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. She, her husband, and bird dog live in Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she's not writing, she's at the shooting range or on the river. 





EXCERPT
Harper heard the click of her bedroom door unlocking. Knowing her role as his pretend lover, she ran to the door. “Who’s there?’
“It’s me.” Rafe strolled in as if he had the right to her room, and her.
In nothing but dark silk boxers riding low on narrow hips, he was outlined in yellow by the dim hall lights. His broad shoulders filled the doorway. As he moved toward her, light caught raised pectoral muscles and flashes of well-defined six-pack abs. His swagger defined testosterone in motion. He was a specimen of pure male confidence and dominance.
He addressed the guards at the door. “Take a break. I’ll let you know when you need to come back. I’m going to enjoy my woman for a while.” He left the door open enough for his guards to watch as he claimed Harper, yanking her into his arms and covering her mouth with his.
His kiss was heaven and sin wrapped in one hard body. And he was hard everywhere.
Rafe slipped his hands around her, and she felt their heat through the thin silk of her nightgown. Intensity built quickly within her, and she grabbed his head, shoving her fingers through his silky dark curls. He pulled her forcefully against his body, but she didn’t resist. No man had ever made her feel this way so fast.
At the click of the door, Harper tried to shove Rafe back, but his solid body didn’t move. She had to get away from him before she lost her senses, so she stepped out of his embrace.
“That should get them talking.” Her voice was roughened, but she kept it low. “The whole compound will know you were in my room by breakfast.” She walked over to the nightstand and pulled a bottle of chilled water from an ice bucket. She needed to cool down, from the inside out. She cracked the seal, chugged down half of it, and then set it on the nightstand. “I’m going to bed…and to sleep.”

BLURB
Separately, Harper Tambini and Rafe Silva are lethal…together, they’re explosive.
ATF Special Agent Harper Tambini is kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord and forced to use her explosives knowledge to kill his competition before she can escape with the help of undercover CIA agent Rafe Silva. As they make their way through the rivers, mountains and jungles, their desire for each other detonates. But Harper reminds Rafe of his murdered fiancée, and the shadow world he wants to leave. Harper learned the hard way that men never stay, so now she doesn’t keep them around long enough to see if the sparks can light a fire that will last forever. In their short time together, can they crystalize a relationship, or will it all blow up?

BUY LINKS
Print:
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OTHER LINKS
Email:  KaLyn@KaLynCooper.com
Twitter: @KaLynCooperbooks
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/kalyncooper
Fresh Fiction Author: http://freshfiction.com/author.php?id=34566

Tags: romance, romantic suspense, ATF, CIA, SEAL, U.S. Navy, Navy, military, kidnap, Explosive Combination, KaLyn Cooper


Thanks for joining me on my blog, KaLyn. 
And thanks to my readers for reading it. 

Teresa Reasor

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NEW RELEASES from the Authors of Hot Alpha SEALs: Military Romance Megaset

Labor Day Greetings to everyone. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far. I thought I'd take the opportunity to fill you in on what the group of authors who released Hot Alpha SEALs:Military Romance Megaset have been up to since the anthologies release.



Since I'm writing this blog I thought I'd go first. Breaking Ties my SEAL Team Heartbreaker Novella with Oliver 'Greenback' Shaker and Selena is of course in the megaset.  I've just released Book 4 of the SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series Building Ties . 



Here's the blurb: 
Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.

On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.

Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.
In case you're interested here are the links:

Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/1qx0WpB

Sharon Hamiliton has just released  SEAL of MY HEART (Book 7 of her SEAL Brotherhood Series) in audio. 



Here's the blurb:  

Kate Morgan is engaged to the most eligible bachelor in Sonoma County, the son of a wealthy wine family in Healdsburg, California. On a flight to visit her sister in Portland she is seated next to a young hard-bodied elite soldier who ignites her insides in a strange attraction she cannot deny.
Navy SEAL Tyler Gray plans to spend a weekend home before deploying to North Africa with the rest of his SEAL Team 3. But the conversation with Kate has him rethinking his future.
The encounter has both of them feeling fate has stepped into their lives and altered their course. Unable to just say goodbye as lovers, they agree to carry on a correspondence. Kate becomes the girl Tyler wants to come home to while she is pressured by her family to reconsider her broken marriage plans.
Family secrets are revealed from the past regarding a young Marine and Kate’s mother which brings both heartache and a sense of clarity as old loves are unearthed. From the grave, a Marine’s love letters from the past affect the new love between Kate and Tyler in the present. And when Kate’s life is endangered, will Tyler be the man to save her without sacrificing his own?

Sabrina York has been a busy lady.  She has work out in two anthologies right now besides Hot Alpha SEALs.  Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After  (Pets for Vets Charity Bundle) contains Heartbreak On A Stick. 

This Pets for Vets charity bundle is available for a limited time at a discount of $1.99. 

Presenting a contemporary romance bundle of 16 novels with happily-ever-after endings, including previously published readers' favorites and brand-new material. 

They’re all hometown heroes, guys from small towns who’ve made a name for themselves, big or small, who’ve withstood the odds and risen to the challenge, who are heroes in their own right. 

Sabrina's also got Whipped in the Brought to His Knees anthology.


Over 800 pages of hot and erotic stories, all by bestselling authors. This limited edition boxed-set is available until October 19, 2014. Hurry, pick up your copy today! 

The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him...until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds himself Brought to His Knees--in more ways than one. 

This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and adventure, leave you breathless and quite possibly in need of a cold shower. 

Cat Johnson's  latest  Saved by a SEAL(Hot SEALs book 2) is up for preorder at Amazon. So get on over there and push the button. It's guaranteed to be HOT. 




Here's the blurb:

Zane Alexander was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but the rebellious bad boy traded it in for a Navy SEAL trident.

Now, Zane's teammates are depending on him to get the startup capital they need to open their security company and he's gambling on his skills at covert operations. For a million dollars, he'll fake interest in Missy Greenwood, the Senator's daughter his father wants him to date in exchange for the investment.

But when Missy is kidnapped and Zane and his team are sent to Nigeria to rescue her and the schoolgirls being held, bullets as well as sparks of attraction start to fly. There's no more faking when both the danger and the emotions are all very real.

Author's Note: Saved by a SEAL is a stand-alone love story. It is Book 2 in the Hot SEALs series but can easily be read and enjoyed alone. Night with a SEAL (Book 1) is available now in eBook and paperback. Audiobook coming soon.


Gennita Low has just released Hunter: Crossfire (Book 2) in audio. So if you like to listen to books in the car, (which I do) you need to check this out. 


Here's the blurb:

Hawk McMillan, SEAL commander, is on a lone mission. To get close to Dragan Dilaver, a Kosovo kingpin involved in drugs and arms-rafficking, Hawk helped him escape from Asia and return to his former country of Yugoslavia. Now Hawk has to discover where certain weapons have been dropped for Dilaver over the diverse regions of Montenegro, Macedonia, and Albania - not an easy task for someone unfamiliar with the territory.
In order for the operation to succeed, he needs a tracker and the only available person is CIA contact agent Amber Hutchens. Beautiful and smart, Amber has made a life for herself in Velesta, Macedonia, and she is more than capable of assisting Hawk in finding the cache of hidden weapons. Despite the danger of exposure and torture, they risk everything in their mission to strike down Dilaver and his ruthless gang - even their love.

So now you're all caught up on what the Ladies of HOT ALPHA SEALs have been up to since the July Release. Hope you'll visit the links I've provided and check out all our work. 

I'm busy on SEAL Team Heartbreaker book 5 BREAKING OUT! This will be Doc's story. Haven't got a blurb yet. But I'm plotting and writing in the midst of a house remodel. OMG! But that's a story for another time. Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day holiday!!!
Read on,
Teresa Reasor 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW RELEASE!!! BUILDING TIES AVAILABLE AUGUST 25TH



The next full-length book, Book 4 of the SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers Series will be Building 
Ties.  Building Ties will be out August 25, 2014.  



Here’s the blurb:

Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.

On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post, and is torn between her love for Brett and the need to prove herself to her father, a famous war correspondent. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.

Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.


BUILDING TIES EXCERPT: 
Brett woke. Instead of steel girders supporting the roof, the ceiling hung low and smooth overhead. Realization clicked. He was home. Thank you, Jesus. He breathed in the scent of orange blossoms and hardened in a rush. Tess curled tight against his side and he half turned to tuck her closer and nuzzle her neck.
Tess’s eyes opened and she smiled.
Her fingers brushed his jaw in a caress. Jesus he’d missed her touch, her body, Her.
The phone rang on the nightstand across the bed from him. She started to turn toward it.
“Let it ring,” he urged.
Obnoxious and persistent, it rang again. “It may be the police officers in the building. They’ve been calling to check on me.”
He released her with a sigh. Her movements stiff, she rolled away from him to reach for it.
Whoever was on the other end of that line was officially at the top of his shit list.
He stared at the slender length of her back. Two nickel-sized spots of dried blood stained her white T-shirt at shoulder blade level. Fuck. While he listened to her end of the conversation, he struggled with the emotions the sight had triggered. Concern for her hit him in the solar plexus, then rage overtook it.  When guilt kicked in, he ground his teeth. He should have been here for her.
She hung up and rolled back to him. “That was a detective I’d contacted before my car blew up. He’s been waiting his turn to interview me. He’s on the way here.”
“Of course he is,” Brett said dryly.
Tess laughed, then snuggled up to him. “We’ll make up for lost time later.”
He brushed her temple with his lips. “After I’ve put something on your back, Tess. You’re bleeding and your shirt has stuck to it.”
She sighed. “It’s just a little road rash.”
Brett drew back so he could look into her face. He smoothed her hair from her cheek. “How many times have you pampered me through little nicks and bruises since we’ve been together?”
“Nicks and bruises? Nicks and bruises? Jesus, Brett. It was a bullet hole.
The indignation in her expression, triggered the urge to laugh and he bit his bottom lip to suppress it. If he laughed, she’d punch him. “It wasn’t exactly my fault I got shot, honey. I didn’t know Moussa was up on the cliff with a sniper’s rifle while we were surfing. We didn’t even know he was in the country until then.” He jerked the conversation back to the point he wanted to make. “What I’m getting at is, I want to be there for you, like you were for me. Isn’t that part of being a couple? Being married people?”
Her expression cleared and softened, her sherry brown eyes misting. “We’re not married yet.”
“That doesn’t mean we can’t practice the together ‘in sickness and in health’ part.” He leaned forward and kissed her, because in that moment she looked so freaking beautiful he couldn’t not kiss her. “You don’t have to hide your injuries from me. It only makes me feel like more of an asshole for not being here for you when you needed me.”
She ran her fingertips up and down his forearm in a comforting caress. “You wouldn’t have been able to do anything if you had been here.”
“Maybe not, but I’m here now, and you might as well use me.”
“Use you?” One perfectly arched auburn brow went up.
He couldn’t suppress a grin this time. “For whatever you need, honey, but I was thinking a body guard, driver, and corpsman.” He wiggled his brows. “And your own personal love machine.”
Tess laughed. She ran the fingers of one hand over his close-cropped hair, moved in and kissed him. “I never laugh as much with anyone as I do you. But that is one of the cheesiest things I’ve ever heard you say.”
“What about your, ‘I’ve handled your weapon, and now I want to touch your gun’ comment?”
Tess chuckled. “As I remember, you were all for having me handle your gun.”
“Yeah. Want to do it again?”
She dropped her gaze to his chest and ran a fingertip down between his pectoral muscles to the thin line of hair that bisected his abs.  His muscles clenched in response and his cock stood at attention.
“I’ll even oil it if you want me to,” she breathed. “But you’re going to have to wait until after Detective Buckler has his interview.”
“Do you sense a theme happening here?” Brett asked. “Later, later, later.”
Tess laughed. 


Thank you so much for your continued support and your wonderful reviews. I appreciate them so much!!!

Read on,

Teresa Reasor