Tuesday, January 17, 2017

An excerpt and a book trailer.

With only three more weeks until my release, I've started to get a case of the jitters. Of course this is normal. (Probably for all authors, no matter the stage of their careers.) Question is, does it get easier? God, I hope so. This anxiety thing is killer. For now though, I'll just let my hands shake against the keyboard, and accept that my heart will rarely not skip whenever I think of what's about to happen in twenty-one days.

With that being said, I'm sharing a couple of things on the blog today. One? An excerpt from my gruff hero's POV. Collin is an impulsive, alpha sort. He also doesn't get told no too often. And when Addie tells him no? Yeah, everything is oil and water, then a whole lot of spark.


My body went stiff at her voice. Not thinking, I turned off the water, whipped the shower curtain open, and wrapped a towel around my waist.

“Holy shit,” she whispered.

I grabbed her wrist and pulled her fully into the room with me, shutting the door behind her.

She covered her eyes and fumbled until she landed on the toilet lid. “Give a girl a warning before you go caveman, would ya?”

Snorting to myself, I moved to stand in front of her. “How ’bout you learn to knock?”

A noise sounded in the base of her throat. “I did knock, you idiot,” she grumbled.

Needing to see her face, I peeled her fingers away from her eyes. “Look at me.”

Her mouth fell open, then closed, but her eyes stayed shut even after I took her hands in mine.

“I can’t.”

“Why?” I asked.

“It’s, um… I…”

“You got something to say to me, then say it. Don’t be afraid.” I rubbed my knuckles down her pink 

“Well… See, you…”

Loved how I could make her speechless. “Open those pretty eyes, Addie. See me.”

Just when I thought I’d completely terrified her to the point of no return, her lashes began to flutter against her cheeks, and she lifted her chin to meet my gaze.

“I like those eyes on me. Want them always on me, nobody else.”

“You’re insane.” Her jaw worked and she stood, still facing me. “No way can you tell me who I can and cannot look at.” She shoved me back against the wall.

Leaning closer again, I lowered my lips to her ears. “No, I can’t, but when I want something, I want it fully. Completely.” And I want you.

“So, what exactly are you saying?” Her voice was low and husky. This woman made me crazy with lust, and I wanted inside her so bad I could damn near taste it on my tongue.

“Saying that starting tonight, you’re gonna stay here in my house, and we’re gonna try this out. Me, you, together—officially.”

“What?” Her lips twitched, and my cock jumped through the towel. She stiffened, eyes going wide, and I couldn’t help but laugh.

“He’s not in charge, you know,” she grumbled, curling her lips.

I laughed harder—so hard my chest ached. So hard that after a while, she started laughing too. And I liked the sound. A lot. Liked it so much I couldn’t stop myself from leaning forward, tucking my hands around the back of her head, and capturing it with my mouth.

She gasped against my lips, but like yesterday, she didn’t pull away. Instead, she reacted—always so receptive to my touches—by wrapping her hands around my naked shoulders. Fingernails scraped lightly across my skin and I shivered, tasting her, loving the soft moan coming through when I touched my tongue to hers.

Girl built a fire in my chest that burned through my body. Now this could very well be the best kiss of my life.

The next thing I'm sharing? My homemade book trailer. One I spent an entire Sunday crafting. I tend to do it for all of my releases (it's more of a stress reliever than anything else,) and was especially excited to do one for Reckless Hearts.

So, without further ado, my trailer.

Three alpha men and a baby.
What could possibly go wrong?
From boot camp to the Iraqi desert, best friends Collin, Max, and Gavin have been through hell and back. But these rugged Marines might need help facing their biggest challenge: raising Collin's nine-month-old daughter, Chloe.
After the death of his girlfriend in an accident, Collin Montgomery has sworn off serious relationships. His buddies have his back—and convince him it's okay to cut loose for once. Enter the hottest, smartest girl he's ever met. But what he really needs is a nanny.

Addison Booker needs a job desperately—and fast. She shows up to interview for the nanny position only to find the sexy, cocky man she can't get out of her head. Collin knows hiring her is a bad idea—they disagree about almost everything—but Addison is so good with little Chloe. And there's no substitute for chemistry, right?

Pre-order on Amazon for only 2.99


  1. Great job on the trailer! Can't wait to read!!!!

    1. Thank you!! And I so can't wait until you read it. ❤

  2. I pre-ordered the book and can't wait to read it! Especially now that I've seen that excerpt. I obviously need to ask you more about how to make book trailers, that was awesome. And yes and no on the "does it get easier" question. Easier because you know what to expect. Less easy because with each book you expand your following and can use earlier books to promo the new one, so it can get hectic with each book. :-)

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