I have lots of goodies to share with you. First, my novel BAD VIBES, a romantic thriller and third in the Edge of Texas Series , is free on the 8th and 9th through Amazon. Here's the link so you can download a free copy:
My second goodie to share with you is a Bad Girls Need Love Too...tee shirt in the size of your choice from small to XL, to one lucky commenter. You can take a peek at the tee on the photos page. Just leave a comment telling me what kind of hero you love to read about: Mr. Perfection, Offbeat and Quirky, Bad Boy, Flawed Hero, or whatever else strikes your fancy. In return, your e-mail address will be tossed in a random drawing for the absolutely adorable tee. Good luck!
And the third goodie for you is a scene snippet from BAD KARMA, the second romantic thriller in the Edge of Texas Series. At this point, Javier, a firefighter, is determined to find something in common with Cassie, the totally outrageous young woman who has just moved to the island and doesn't seem to be adequately impressed with him. ~*~
They jogged silently for some time and eventually Cassie slowed to a walk as Javier loped ahead.
Javi slowed and jogged back to her. “Did I wear you out already?”
“I’m pacing myself,” she said. “I haven’t jogged in a long time.”
Dark eyes cruised up and down her body. “You appear to be in great shape,” he said. “Especially since you offered to kick my ass, what was it? Oh yes, it was, all over the beach.”
Cassie grinned up at him. “Sorry. I’m not used to having strange men put their hands on me. I may have over-reacted.”
“Not so. I was impressed.”
Cassie laughed. She swung her arms to loosen up and continued walking back the way they’d come. “Why did you come looking for me today?”
Javi drew a deep breath and blew it out. “I don’t know, but I had to.”
“You’re not my type.”
Javier looked at her and exploded with laughter. “I’m not your type! And what type is that?”
“Don’t get me wrong,” she said. “You’re a very attractive guy, and, according to your friend at the fire station, you have plenty of female admirers. But, I don’t think you should use steroids. They mess with your head and make you angry all the time.”
He looked astonished. “You think I would use steroids?” He pressed his hand to his truly excellent pectoral muscles, as though that would validate his indignation.
Cassie made a scoffing noise in the back of her throat. “I don’t think you built that shrine to muscledom on your mama’s fried chicken.”
Javi hooted. “I can’t believe you think I’m using illegal substances to bulk up.”
“Seriously, Javi, That stuff makes your dick shrivel up to nothing.”
He gave her a look. “And you would know this, how?”
“I read it somewhere.”
“Hah! I assure you that I’m not now, nor have I ever used steroids or any other illegal drug.”
“I would be happy to show you my unshriveled dick.”
“No, thank you.”
“My friends call me Cassie.”
“Look, don’t give me a hard time here. I’m trying to tell you that I like you.”
She arched an eyebrow at him. “You do? Why?”
He grinned and made a snorting noise. "Beats the hell out of me.”
Cassie laughed. “Stumped you, huh?”
Javi shook his head, suddenly serious. “No, I could tell you why you appeal to me, but you wouldn’t listen. You have me pegged as a womanizing steroid junkie and nothing I can say will change your stubborn little mind.”
She shrugged. “Prove me wrong.”
“I was going to ask you to go out on a date with me. I want to get to know you. I thought you might let me take you to dinner.”
She slanted a grin in his direction. “That sounds nice, but I’m not going out right now.”
A strange look passed over Javier’s face. His eyes were so dark she could barely see his pupils, even in the bright sunlight. “Are you involved with someone else?”
“No, its my...my roommate.”
He frowned, drawing his brows close together. “Your roommate?”
“My roommate is going through a hard time right now. I don’t want to leave her alone.”
He heaved a sigh and grinned. “At least your roommate is a girl. I was afraid it was going to be a guy.”
“Not a guy,” she said softly.
“Good.” The look he gave her could best be described as scorching.
Check out BAD KARMA on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081SGPZW
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