Iâ€™m so happy to be here! July 15th marks the release of my 20th ebook, Bishopâ€™s Angel. Â When my first book became published in 2005 I never dreamed that I would reach this milestone. I donâ€™t believe itâ€™s a goal any writer sets, as who knows what life will bring, or what kind of distractions get in the way. During the years that followed 2005 Iâ€™ve had a best seller, attended the 2009 Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention,Â bought and sold several homes, traveled to Europe, experienced the joy of becoming a grandmother twice, Â lost my mom and hubby, retired from Disney, and moved in with my daughter and her family.
Even though Bishopâ€™s Angel is book #20 for me, I have two other books coming out this year. My next one is Burning Hunger, book #3 in a trilogy I hadnâ€™t really planned. It began with A Perfect Fit, and continued into a second book, Surrender to Desire. Too many readers had written me after reading A Perfect Fit, asking for stories on the other two brothers in book one. Â If you havenâ€™t read any of the stand alone, erotic romances, the Evans brothers, Beau, Blake and Chaz,Â are triplets. The heroines in the first two books are ladies with curves.
My first paranormal, The Mating Ritual should also be out later in the year. But Iâ€™m here to talk about Bishopâ€™s Angel today.
Blurb â€“ Â After ten years of sacrificing everything for his country as a Navy SEAL, Bishop is looking for salvation, and a little something more permanent in his life. Angel, a pretty kindergarten teacher, thinks she’s just what he needs. Their chemistry is instant, and explosive, only Bishop has trouble letting go of his commitment to his country. It’s up to Angel to prove there’s room for her in his future.
â€œThe police are on the way, maâ€™am. Where is the intruder now?â€ the operator asked.
Angel listened for a moment. â€œHeâ€™s still in the kitchen.â€
â€œIs the intruder male?â€
â€œNo, no!â€ Angel said, and then quickly lowered her voice when she realized sheâ€™d spoken too loud. â€œI donâ€™t know if itâ€™s a woman or a man.â€ Sheâ€™d been too afraid to look when she had the chance. Movement coming from the kitchen told her the intruder was still there, but for how long? She was crouched at the end of the couch, too afraid to turn around, frightened that at any moment she would be discovered. â€œPlease hurry!â€
â€œTheyâ€™re on their way. Stay calm andâ€”â€
â€œI think heâ€™s in the room with me!â€ Angelâ€™s eyes rounded with fear when she sensed someone moving up behind her.
â€œMaâ€™am stay onâ€”â€
Angel knew the intruder was behind her now. She stood up, whipped around and slammed her phone into the side of his head with a piercing scream. All she could make out was a tall, dark outline.
â€œWhat the fuckâ€”â€ a male voice boomed.
Angel let out another scream and slammed her hands against a massive chest, shoving him away from her as hard as she could. Her only thought was making it back upstairs to the safety of her room until the police arrived, but the second her palms landed on the manâ€™s rock-hard chest she knew she was in trouble. He stumbled back but she had a feeling it was due more to her catching him by surprise than the force of her push.
She scooted around him but suddenly his hands were on her, and for a moment they struggled against each other. Angel was hyped up on adrenaline and a strong sense of survival, and she used her nails and teeth on the naked arms and powerful hands trying to subdue her. It gained her enough freedom to make it to the stairs but halfway up she found her ankle being grabbed, she fell, and then she was pinned beneath a heavy weight.
â€œNo!â€ she cried out, struggling wildly against him. But she was no match for his superior strength and the honed muscles she felt beneath her hands. In no time his hands had wrapped around her wrists, and she was pinned against the stairs.
â€œWho the hell are you?â€ he demanded, his face too close to hers.
â€œWho the hell are you?â€ Angel demanded right back, twisting beneath him. It was then she felt cool air in places that she shouldnâ€™t, reminding her that all she had on was a thin night-shirt and a pair of bikini panties. Judging by the super hard pecks she felt pressed against her breasts, her shirt had come undone, too. An insane thought crossed her mind, why he wasnâ€™t wearing a shirt.Â She wiggled wildly, unintentionally scraping her nipples across his flesh.
â€œStop before you get hurt!â€ he growled. In an effort to subdue her he pressed his body against hers.
â€œThen get off me!â€ Angel hissed, arching her body in an effort to throw him off her. His muscled thighs and powerful legs flexed against hers, easily holding hers still.
â€œNot until you tell me who you are,â€ he grated in a rough voice.
His warm breath slapped her in the face. â€œI live here,â€ Angel said without hesitation, glaring up into his shadowed face. She was aware there was no way he could see her because it was too dark.
â€œThe hell you do.â€
How did he know that? â€œThe police are on their way so I suggest you let me up and get out of here.â€ Her energy was beginning to wane. He was too strong and big, and the longer they remained like that, the more she began to feel uncomfortable with their intimate proximity.
â€œGood. Then we can get to the bottom of this.â€
That wasnâ€™t the kind of response an intruder would make if he were caught in someone elseâ€™s house. Maybe he was delusional or something. Angel decided to switch tactics. â€œThese stairs are hurting me,â€ she said weakly.
Things grew still between them and she sensed his silent contemplation, as if he were wondering if he should believe her. She whimpered a little for good measure.
â€œOkay, Iâ€™m going to let you up, but donâ€™t try anything stupid,â€ he warned.
The second he released her and lifted off her body, Angel got to her feet and dashed the rest of the way up the stairs.
â€œSon of a bitch!â€ he cursed behind her.
Angel slammed and locked her bedroom door in his face. She didnâ€™t know what she hoped to accomplish, except to get away from him until the police arrived. What was taking them so long? She ran to one of the windows and opened it. Maybe she could push out a screen andâ€”
Without warning her bedroom door was kicked in. She screamed and made a beeline for her connecting bathroom.
â€œOh, no, you donâ€™t.â€
A muscular arm wrapped around Angelâ€™s waist and she was lifted off her feet. â€œLet me go!â€ She wiggled and kicked, very much aware that her butt was against a very intimate part of his body. Burning heat replaced the fear flowing through her blood because his cock wasnâ€™t as flaccid as it should have been.
â€œLook,â€ he slammed her down onto the bed and for the second time she found herself pinned beneath his superior strength. â€œBefore this goes any further I think we need to talk.â€
â€œYou can talk to the police,â€ she panted, twisting beneath him.
â€œI intend to,â€ he said without hesitation. There was a confidence in his tone that surprised her.
Without warning he reached up and turned on the reading light at the head of the bed. How did he know that was there? Meeting eyes the color of blue topaz, everything in Angel froze, including her breath. Oh God, I know those eyes! She didnâ€™t know the man personally, but she knew of him from the pictures on the fireplace mantle downstairs. He was Dianaâ€™s older brother, and Navy SEAL Bishop Strong. Suddenly everything made perfect sense.
After six years, heâ€™d finally come home!
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Multi-published romance author. Writing has been a life long passion of mine for years. The encouragement of my family prompted me into submitting to a publisher and the rest is history! My stories are laced with suspense, humor and smouldering sex.