Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hot Enough For You?

By Robin Kaye

Available for preorder, coming December, 2011!

Whitewater-rafting guide Hunter Kincaid lands his dream job–guiding sportswear models through Idaho's rugged wilderness for a photo shoot. When he meets Toni Russo, the goth New York manager of Action Models, there are enough sparks to set the forest ablaze.

When Hunter finds Toni's book on how to marry the man of your choice, he studies it as a joke. Before long Hunter realizes he's never cared enough for a woman to bother working this hard to get her. But the last man in the world this city girl wants is a Survivor Man wannabe...

Here's a little teaser, if you want to read the rest of chapter one, stop by my website

Wild Thing - Book one of Domestic Gods Gone Wild...

Toni Russo stood on the porch of the Sawtooth Inn ignoring the mountains cutting the bright blue sky, concentrating instead on Hunter Kincaid’s very confused, very green eyes. She recognized him from the photos on the River Runners’ website. They didn’t do him justice, probably because there was no way to transmit the pheromones rolling off the man onto an image.

Hunter stared at her the whole way from his old Land Cruiser to the porch. He stopped, tipped his baseball cap back, and then put his hands on his hips. “You’re not who I expected to see.”

Well, no shit. “Yeah, I guess you’ll have to learn to live with the disappointment. I know I have.”

“Toni?” A look of relief flashed across his face then a smile ticked up the right side of his mouth as he made a slow perusal of her from head to feet and back again.

She waited, knowing it would take awhile. Ever since she’d landed in Boise, she’d experienced the same thing. No one quite knew what to make of her. Holding her clipboard to her chest, she wondered if it would have been better to have spent her time in Boise shopping for less interesting clothes. She mentally shook her head and knew it would never have worked. You could put her in a sack, and she’d do something to stand out. She’d long since given up trying to rein herself in. As Catherine Aird said, “If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to serve as a horrible warning.” So far, it had worked for her.

Blowing her bangs out of her eyes, Toni looked down at her outfit. The short, red plaid kilt wasn’t too offensive. She pulled her clipboard away to see she had on her Stay Away T-shirt. Maybe he had something against the collage of pistols, brass knuckles, knives, and bullets. But really, he didn’t look like a pacifist, not that she wasn’t—it was a T-shirt for goodness sake, not a personal manifesto. The kitty-face Mary Janes and red skull-and-crossbones knee-socks were a bit busy. Okay, Hunter’s thirty seconds were up. She fingered the D-ring on the studded collar around her neck and cleared her throat. “Do you mind?”

Hunter took a sip of whatever was in the travel cup he held. “Not at all—just wondering if you were going for that naughty-schoolgirl-fantasy look.”

“No, I was going for my not-quite-sure-what-to-wear-for-a-meeting-with-Davy-Crocket look. How’s it working for you?”


  1. He's hot, Robin! And it's way too hot in Texas to think about it! LOL! Not unless you have the AC on high!

  2. Is there anything hotter than snappy repartee and slow, insinuating looks? December will sport record heat this year, I'm sure!

  3. Now I am really lookin' forward to December! Great excerpt:)

  4. Lol...that was a great little snippet! Loved the snarky dialogue

  5. YUM...

    I do love your books! Can't wait to read this one.

  6. Oh yes, he's hot. He's very, very hot! Great cover, Robin and the sounds like it will surely sizzle!

  7. Great excerpt. Love that cover too!

  8. Love this cover, I think it speaks for it self. HOT!

  9. Yeah - I got my new PC in time for this post. Can't wait Bella. I bet I'll love it as much as the others.

  10. @ Terry - I always have to work with the air conditioning on --my guys are so hot!

    @ Grace - I'm glad you think so, Grace! I'm looking forward to it.

    @Yadkny - So glad you liked it.

    @Maria - I'm told I major in snark. Toni is a trip...to where, we're not sure.

    @Cynthia - Thanks so much!

    @ Carla - You are so good for my ego!

    @ Amelia - I certainly hope so. Hunter's pretty special to me, but then, I say that about all my heroes.

    @ Shana - Thanks, sweetie!

    @ Virginia - Yeah, he's hot and wild all right.

    @ Mary - Thanks, Bella. And congrats on your new PC. I'm saving up for a new MAC. I can't wait!

  11. Love that cover! Looking forward to reading it :)

  12. Are you kidding me with that cover!?!
    Hot....very hot.

  13. Wonderfully witty excerpt, Robin! Looking forward to your release!

  14. Robin, that cover is to drool for, and I can't wait for the book!