Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sapphire Tease Gets First Review

I personally think that this is the best romantica I have read this year. Read and recommend to your friends". WOW! The first review for Sapphire Tease is a great one. I am dancing on air! I hope you'll read the full thing. :)

Monday, September 08, 2008

Sapphire Tease Is Almost Here!


Coming next Wednesday, September 10 2008 from Ellora's Cave.

Ever have your clothes removed by a sexy man as punishment?

What if you were trying to steal from him and he is determined to teach you a heated intimate lesson you will never forget?

Cath Monroe learns just how much she can take from the man she mistakenly marks as an easy target. Kentaro Ramon introduces the lovely thief to more than his mastery of weapons in this arousing tale of a very erotic game of cat-and-mouse.

SAPPHIRE TEASE by Marilu Mann (excerpt rate R)

Ramón knelt in front of her, between her legs. He touched the plastic restraints holding her wrists to the arms of the chair. His hands were warm and slightly calloused. Not what she'd expected from an obscenely wealthy playboy. He slid his fingers over the restraints and over the skin of her wrist.

"Since you won't confirm that Brown sent you, maybe you'll tell me who you are?"

Cath shook her head again, more slowly this time. She couldn't take her eyes off him.

"What is your name?" As she shook her head, he slid his hands up to her elbows, kneading the skin there. His gaze went from her face to her breasts and back again. Her nipples were so hard they were almost painful. If her hands were free, she'd be pinching them, cupping her breasts and offering them up to his hot mouth and begging him to take them between his teeth.

"I didn't see any pockets in your shirt. I'm assuming you don't have any identification on you, just in case you get caught. From the way you came in here, I'm sure this isn't the first time you've attempted robbery." His hands were at her shoulders now. He kneaded the skin there too, leaning forward slightly so that his ribs were between her knees. "You're slender and muscular. You're nimble and you felt
confident enough to try to fight me. For a thief, you have remarkably soft skin."

"Look, you've still got your sword, why don't you just let me go? And it's not robbery. It's re-appropriation." She hated the breathlessness in her voice. She also didn't care for the fact that she wanted his hands on her. Now she wanted him to cup her breasts and squeeze, she wanted him to pinch her nipples, suck on them, and bite them. She wanted him to mark her, claim her.

"Not yet." As though he'd heard her, he slid his hands down until he covered her breasts. He squeezed slightly, his eyes on her face. Cath couldn't stop her quick inhalation of breath. He wasn't using enough force. She shuddered in sheer pleasure when he squeezed again, harder this time.

She almost protested when he moved his hands down to her waist, pulling the front of her shirt completely away from her body. "You're the most beautiful thief Brown has ever sent against me. What hold does he have on you to make you do this?"

"Let me go."

"Not just yet." He unbuttoned her pants and Cath started to struggle, raising her hips and twisting her body in the chair. Unfortunately, her struggling gave him the leverage he needed to yank her pants down off her hips. Only her widespread legs kept him from removing them. The fabric bit into her thighs as he leaned back to stare at her underwear and a wide smile split his face at the sight of the black lace thong.

Monday, September 01, 2008

I'm Too Busy!

I've got another release coming out September 10, y'all! I'm recycling a blog from Romerotica Writers. :) Enjoy! And don't forget to keep an eye out for Sapphire Tease next week. I'll share an excerpt in a few days.

Juggling Woman

I’m too busy…

All of us have said that at one time or another, right? I’m too busy to take on another project. I’m too busy doing this or that with the family to do something for myself. I’m too busy being everything to everyone. I’m too busy to write. Or am I?

If I’m totally honest, sometimes I use the excuse of “I’m too busy" to write. I say yes to those projects I know I shouldn’t out of guilt. I let other stuff get in my way. I need to do the laundry THEN I’ll write. I need to walk the dog THEN I’ll write (ok so that one’s important). I need to read this book THEN I’ll write. What do you let get in the way of the thing you love to do?

How do you balance your own need with your career? For writers, how do we find time to write among all the other things we have to do – the day job (for those of us still working at something other than our writing), the family, the pets, the bazillion responsibilities that come with being a member of the human race. Sometimes it’s a matter of saying no to others and sometimes it’s a matter of saying no to ourselves.

Once we identify what matters, then we can proceed. We can’t do only the thing we love. It really is a matter of balance, isn’t it? We prioritize, we MAKE time for things that are important to us. We make time for our friends, our family events, our writing and occasionally for some fun stuff. And if we are very lucky, sometimes the fun stuff intersects with those other things.

Even our characters have to prioritize, don’t they? In the case of Changing Times, the heroine is a doctor. To be more specific, she’s a physician in a busy ER. Carly doesn’t have time or the patience for foolishness. She’s a busy woman with a very level head. When confronted with a gorgeous injured man named Tony who tells her something unbelievable, Carly still has to prioritize. Does she have time to deal with this man who just might be insane? Can she possibly deny the attraction between them? What about when her life is put in danger by her association with him? What will her priority be then?

Well we certainly don’t have to prioritize our lives based on men who think they turn into large animals. We don’t have to worry about our partners friends kidnapping us and trying to kill us. Still prioritizing is mandatory for all of us. How do you decide what is a “Must Do Now" and a “Want To Do Now"? Where do you draw the line on choosing which takes importance over the other? It’s all a matter of juggling, right?

Juggling our time is something we all have to do. In order to make things easier, we often look for shortcuts – here’s one the heroine of Changing Times, Dr. Carly Chambers, has taken in the kitchen– I hope you enjoy it.

And let me know how you prioritize. I am always up for learning new ways to get my crazy life in hand.

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