Sophie returns to the table with a coy grin but doesn’t take her seat. Instead, she holds out her hand, challenging me with her caramel eyes. “Supongo que sabes rumba, Señor Ramirez?” I assume you know how to rumba, Mr. Ramirez?
I inwardly cringe at the use of my false name, especially after the very personal and very true emotional bomb I just dropped. But I sense what she’s doing, and I’m grateful for her insight. She knew the memory had been too much for me to share. Could feel my overwhelming sadness and didn’t push me further. Instead, she’s giving me an out. A way of not talking about it and pushing the reset button.
I take her hand and rise.
But not before plucking one of the red roses from the vase on the table.
She twirls slowly, once, before allowing me to take her in my arms and assume the close embrace position of the dance. The red rose is trapped between our connected hands. Our feet are practically locked together as we glide over the wooden floor. Not smoothly like a waltz, not with purpose like a samba or salsa. But a sensual sway against each other, our bodies moving fluidly to the quick-quick-slow tempo of the rumba rhythm.
Her hips swerve slowly.
Her hands caress sensuously.
Her eyes glaze carnally.
Then she goes into a dip and wraps her leg around my waist, the slit in her dress rising dangerously high. That’s when I feel her heat…rubbing directly against my hardening dick.
“You wearing panties, Sophie?”
Her eyes droop. “Barely.”
I groan. “I feel you. You’re so hot, baby.”
Her brow furrows as she bites her lip. “And you’re hard.” I thrust my hips on her last whispered word, making her gasp. “Ay, so hard.”
“You’re wet for me, aren’t you?”
“Do you even have to ask?”
That wanton comment spikes my blood. Sophie is an irresistibly sexual being. Everything she does reminds a man of what she would feel like wrapped around him. I can’t resist her when she’s spewing attitude and sass in my face, spitting Spanish curses with all that Latina fire. But this sexually bold side of her? The side that’s pliant and opening like a spring blossom in my arms?
I will never want anything more desperately than this woman.
“I think this dress was specifically made for you to torture me with.”
“You chose it.”
And thank God for that. “I must be a masochist. You’re exquisite in it, but I’ve never hated a dress so much in my fucking life.”
I clamp my hand around her waist tighter at the sound of her light chuckle. This heavenly creature in my arms fills me with emotions that are more hedonistic in nature than angelic. The power of her tempting flesh is consuming me to the point of debauchery on a primal, animalistic level. The need to own every part of her, body and soul, is poisoning me down to my core. She’s corrupting my very being.
If anything, you’re corrupting her.
Title: When Wishes Bleed
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: November 1st, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amberâs PR
One Prince. One Witch. One Fate.
The upheaval in my life began the moment a prince stumbled into my house and asked me to read his fortune. Any other night, I might have made an excuse to get him to leave, but this was no normal visit. My fingers prickled to touch him. So, I granted his request by handing him a single wishbone. When he snapped it, the wish â¦ bled.
Hearing me suck in a shocked breath, he asked what it meant. Such an ominous omen could only mean one thing: his death was imminent. Fate revealed that he wouldnât die of natural causes. Someone wanted him dead. Stunned by the revelation, the man I now knew as Prince Tauren disappeared into a night I feared he wouldnât survive. The following day, I received an invitation to the castle. While it seemed the prince believed I could intervene and uncover who was plotting his death, his motives didnât stop there. I was being summoned to join twelve other women in vying for the opportunity to be his wife and future queen.
Going could mean jeopardizing my plans to reclaim my heritage and resurrect the House of Fate. But staying would guarantee Taurenâs death, and the blood of his wish would be on my hands.
Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.
Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at www.authorcaseybond.com.
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Meant to Be
(The Next Generation Book 2)
Cassie is home, but Ian has yet to tell her the whole truth.
Desi and David found their way back to each other, but her diagnosis throws their plans into a tailspin.
Tommy is healing, but the damage he suffered will be hard to overcome.
Robbie and Tessa.
A love that blossomed from their teens into a romance full of passion and fire.
Both are dealing with health issues which threaten their future.
Robbie’s dad enters the picture.
Can their love survive their hidden truths?
Jimmy is hurt.
Sabrina is begging him to hold on.
Josie is in trouble.
Nobody knows where they are.
Will help come before it’s too late? For everyone?
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Married to the Lord
They strolled in silence for a while. A gentle breeze brushed the ribbons of her bonnet, sending them curling around her face. She swept them aside with a little annoyed grunt and Miles tucked his hands behind his back to resist the temptation of sorting them out for her. When they came to where the path branched off and too far away from the party for their time together to be proper, Miles stopped. Augusta looked at him expectantly with dark eyes that made him wonder if she could see inside his soul—see quite how dirty and black it was. Though, she should have figured that out by now. There were few good men who would kiss their brother’s fiancé.
“I must apologize for that night…”
She blinked at him. “What night?”
The words hurt, jabbing straight into his heart like a pointed spear. Surely she remembered?
He cleared his throat. “The night where I…uh…kissed you.”
Her lips formed a lovely ‘o’ shape that made him want to take her face in his hands again and kiss her until he had her knees trembling and her body capitulated to him. Damn it. He shouldn’t have walked this far or taken this long to gather his courage. It would be far too easy to slip off somewhere without anyone noticing. He could dirty her skirts and muss her hair to his heart’s content.
God, he really was a cad.
“Anyway, I wanted you to know that I regret that action. Deeply. You…you are my brother’s fiancé.” His throat tightened over those last words. “Even if you were not, to kiss you like that, in public…it was utterly unacceptable.”
“You do not forgive me?” He shook his head and smiled. “Of course you do not. And I have no right to expect it.” He eyed her. “Gus, how is it you can make a man feel even more heartily ashamed of himself with but two words?”
“I do not mean to make you feel ashamed, I swear it.” She plucked a leaf from a nearby tree and twined it between her fingers, keeping her gaze lowered.
“I think perhaps you take a little pleasure in it.”
She lifted her head. “You tease me!” She flung aside the leaf. “You know I would never take pleasure in such a thing.”
“Perhaps.” He gave a half-smile. “But at least then I get a response from you.”
Title: Taming the Alpha Beast
Author: Sedona Venez
Genre: Paranormal Romance Hosted by: Lady Amberâs PR
This beautiful box offers FOUR books in the action-packed Alpha Shifter Romance series.
Love powerful women, steamy love scenes, heart-pounding romance, and piles of sexy shifter secrets? Then you'll love this adventure-packed alpha shifter romance box set!
** Breaking the Storm
** When Lightning Strikes
** Taming the Beast
** Reason to Love
BREAKING THE STORM
A fae witch with a curse, a rock star with a secret, and a covert group set on creating a master raceâ¦
Stormy has lived her life dreading her curse.
True love for the fae witch means certain death for the man who holds her heart. Five years ago, she left sexy rock star Knox to save his life and hasnât spent a single day without thinking about him. When her escort service for paranormals puts her face to face with him again, her passion erupts, but so does the surrounding danger.
With the Shadows closing in after her bloodline, will Stormyâs curse end her chance at happiness with Knox?
Or will the rockerâs secret save her from a fate worse than death?
WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES
A cursed witch, a wolf shifter and her sworn enemy, one tangled romance that could change everythingâ¦
Lightning Credence knows she's destined to succumb to her family's curseâ¦ to kill the man who dares to love and claim her.
When her business begins to crumble, only one person can come to her rescue.
Unfortunately, itâs wolf shifter Ryker Alfero, the man she hates with almost as much passion as she wants him.
Ryker doesn't just want Lightning, he wants to own her.
He'll stop at nothing to prove the witch belongs to him in every sense of the word.
But when The Shadows set their sights on Lightning, his focus shifts from claiming her to saving her.
TAMING THE BEAST
Sheâs something more than human. Heâs searching for his mate. Their desire collides with a sinister plot.
Hope Pippa knows her life is missing something. The curvy dancer has hardened her heart to avoid being hurt, even if it means denying her fantasies about tiger-shifter Elijah Beastie.
Elijah is on the prowl for a mate.
When he meets Hope, his animal nature will stop at nothing to have her, even as he suspects thereâs more to her than meets the eye.
He seeks to capture her heart as she makes an incredible discovery that changes not only their lives but their world forever.
Can their new love survive the truth of the new world theyâve unleashed, or will the forces working against them bring an end to their happily ever after?
REASON TO LOVE
Vampire princesses canât be tamedâ¦ unless itâs by a dominant Alpha desperate to make her his mate.
Reason Orlov, the headstrong daughter of the vampire king and black sheep of her coven is determined to make her own path in life.
While her father wants her married, pregnant, and out of the way, Reason isnât interested in any of it...until a sexy wolf comes in to demand her submission.
Jack âJackalâ Alagona hates vampires after they took what was most precious to him, but when he meets Reason, a passion erupts between them that cannot be contained.
Love between vampires and shifters is forbidden, but Jackal and Reason know what fate demands.
When Reason must break the covenant in order to save Jackalâs life, she puts her own in jeopardy.
Can their love survive the tumultuous world of paranormal politics or will they be driven apart forever?
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sedona Venez lives in New York City with her hot ex-military hubby--hooah--and their fur babies. She loves writing sizzling, sexy intricate stories about strong but broken characters who push limits, overcome their fears, and risk it all for love.
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