99 cents Sale!

If you are looking for something new to read in Contemporary Romance my publisher, Book Boutiques is offering these titles of mine for 99 cents.

Sexing up the Spy – Caulfield Cowboys Prequel

You can buy these at the following locations

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Cover Reveal – Last Virgin in Vegas

Title: Last Virgin in Vegas

Series:  Starving Artist Book Two

Author: Tina Holland

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Release Date:  March 19, 2020

Publisher: Book Boutiques

Cover : Valerie Tibbs

I’m happy to offer you all the next book in the Starving Artist Series – Last Virgin in Vegas. Enjoy this blurb, excerpt and Lovely new Cover by Valerie Tibbs.

Blurb:

Every man dreams of two women in his bed, right?

So why does Lance Lott’s life seem less than perfect, since he and his long-time girlfriend Sydney slept with Gwen McIver?

Lance can’t stop obsessing about Gwen and he’s trying to get a new casino project off the ground. Things wouldn’t be so bad if he didn’t have to deal with his former-showgirl turned match-making mother – who is screaming for him to give up his architecture business and become a magician.

What’s an architect to do when all he has designs on is his lover’s best friend?

Excerpt:

Good for nothing bastard! How could he treat Sydney this way?

Gwen fumed, pacing the floor of the spacious hotel suite. She was wearing a pattern in the carpet with her back and forth between the phone and the door. Lance-a-not had decided to be a big no-show. Luckily, Syd was out with some fellow writers at a local jazz club. Hopefully her friend could forget the insensitive jackass masquerading as a man.

Gwen tried to remember what she had seen in him. Oh yeah…his marine-blue eyes, the ebony hair falling over his brow, his sculpted arms and a chest that made her hands itch to feather across it. In her memory, his arms were powerful, his entire frame screaming linebacker.

Gwen felt herself grow damp with anticipation and admitted her own disappointment over his last-minute cancellation. She should be relieved. She didn’t want to watch Lance and Sydney moon over each other, not when she lusted after what she couldn’t have.

She leaned against the wall and crossed her arms, staring out the French doors into the night sky. Lance hadn’t come, and it was for the best. He was a difficult man to ignore. It was a crime to fall for a man who belonged to your best friend, but if he’d been single, she would have pursued him…maybe even ruthlessly.

She’d been unable to stop herself when Sydney propositioned her a year ago with the temptation of joining the two in the bedroom. Lance and Sydney had dated for years, but something about him made Gwen want him for herself. She knew her passion was teetering on the edge of something more, and it wasn’t something she could explain easily. She also knew it wasn’t worth her friendship with Syd. After the ménage a trios, she had left without delay, flying back to Minneapolis, hiding from the lust and guilt, which surfaced far too easily. The memories of their love play were embedded in her mind.

A knock on the door interrupted her musings. Sydney must have forgotten her key—it was too late to be anyone else. But when Gwen opened the door, it was to find her unwanted obsession in the hall.

*

Lance stared, the champagne bottle he’d brought as a peace offering dangling from one hand. He hadn’t expected to find Gwen in Sydney’s room. His eyes raked over her, almost of their own volition.

She wore a long emerald nightgown with skinny straps cut in a deep V with lace barely covering her voluptuous curves. Her beauty was irresistible. The negligee complimented her eyes and cut clear to her hip on one side. Lance ached, wondering if she wore anything underneath.

He found his voice. “What are you doing here?”

“What am I doing here? You called and canceled.”

“I had a change of heart.”

“After you broke Syd’s? Isn’t that convenient.”

God, she was sexy when she was angry. “That still doesn’t explain what you’re doing in her room.”

“Doesn’t it? I moved into her room this morning.”

“Hoping to get lucky?” he goaded, wanting to see fire flash through her eyes. It was masochistic, but he needed it on a level he didn’t quite understand.

“Don’t be crude. Our relationship isn’t like that.”

“What about last year?” Lance was getting hard just thinking about Gwen’s lips around his cock.

“That was different, and you know it.”

“How?”

“It was a one-time thing.”

“So sad.” Lance lowered his head. Gwen didn’t need to see the relief in his eyes. He suspected he wasn’t everything Sydney wanted, but the idea she and Gwen might share the same sexual tastes wasn’t appealing. More than once he’d thought that if the two friends decided to bed down, he would end up alone.

“Arrogant ass,” Gwen said clearly as she walked away. She leaned back on the arm of a nearby brown sofa; unaware that the action lifted the slit of her nightgown higher, revealing she wore nothing beneath it.

“Where is Sydney?”

“Out.”

“For how long?”

“Not sure. She could return at any moment.”

Lance needed to get the man downstairs under control. His attraction to Gwen was intimidating. The reason he felt such overwhelming lust towards a woman he’d not seen in a year unnerved him. “Well, I’m waiting for Syd, so what do you propose we do?” Lance asked.

“How ‘bout a movie?”

“Perfect.” Maybe she’d change to go out; maybe she’d change in front of him. Yeah, it was a pure dude response, but one he couldn’t really squelch. He’d seen her naked, and wanted to see her again.

“I paid for Casablanca.”

“Oh.” He couldn’t help but sound disappointed.

“I think there’s some popcorn in the cupboard next to the fridge.” Gwen pushed away from the chair and walked to the mini-bar. As she walked by him, Lance craned his neck to see if he could catch a glimpse of anything beyond her luscious thigh.

“Okay.” He sighed heavily. He took off his jacket, resigning himself to an evening of a movie and popcorn. It was probably just as well; he wouldn’t want to explain things to Sydney when she arrived. Gwen stood waiting for the popcorn to finish popping, drumming her fingers against the counter. Lance’s cock ached to feel those digits wrapped around his cock. He settled on the sofa, ran his fingers through his hair and exhaled the breath he held.

Gwen strolled leisurely towards him, her hips swaying, before sliding next to him on the couch. She handed him the bowl, and he used it to cover his erection. The television lit up with a movie title: Cock in Bianca. Lance couldn’t help it; he laughed uproariously.

Gwen’s cheeks matched her hair, “Oh, my God.” She stared.

“So this is what you do in your spare time,” he teased.

“No!” Gwen faced him. “I don’t know how this happened.”

“I think you’re trying to provoke me.” He shifted to get more comfortable.

“To do what?” Gwen challenged him and with it he found himself reacting on his most base needs. It was something he’d sworn he would never do, after that night a year ago. Lance accepted that his mind was no longer in control and he gave into his red-haired siren.

“This.” He lifted her stubborn chin upwards, and bent low to kiss her.

Buy Links: AmazonKOBO | iBooks | Nook |

Please remember not to purchase this title from Liquid Silver Books as they are not honoring their contract. ~Tina

Book Boutiques Pre-Order and 99 cents sales

Hello Readers.   I’ve pulled all my old books from Liquid Silver Publishing and republishing them with my new publisher Book Boutiques.  The Pilot and the Pinup has gotten a make-over and I really enjoy it.  Don’t worry if you like the old cover – I’ll be keeping it for the print edition. So without further adieu here is my new cover. 

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Title: The Pilot and the Pinup

Series:  Starving Artist, Book 1

Author: Tina Holland

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Release Date:  TBA

Cover Art: Valerie Tibbs

Publisher: Book Boutiques

Blurb:

Former pinup model, Sydney Wagner, is about to fulfill her life-long dream of publishing her first novel. Attending a writer’s conference in Kansas City is more play than work. Fate factors in, when her car blows a tire on the way to the conference.

Pilot and entrepreneur, Peter Kane, notices a car on the side of the road and isn’t about to pass up the chance to help a stranded motorist, especially, one as sexy as Sydney Wagner. But can he deal with her hot-then-cool attitude, or her tawdry past?

Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | KOBO | iBooks |

 

Drake's-Desire-Mockup1 (1)Title: Drake’s Desire 

Series:  Dealing with the Dead Book One

Author: Tina Holland

Genre: SFFP, Post-Apocalyptic, Erotic Romance

Release Date:  TBA

Publisher: Book Boutiques

Blurb:

Hunky vampire Drake Vermillion is simply looking for a quick snack. What he gets instead will keep you on the edge of your seat as you’re transported to Sin Vegas in Book 1 of Dealing With the Dead. The monsters in the closet are real, but if you look closely you may discover that all is not as it seems. Tina Holland spins an exciting tale of a world hidden in plain sight in her paranormal romance Drake’s Desire.

Buy Links: Amazon| B&NGoogleKOBO | iBooks |

I would ask that you refrain from purchasing from Liquid Silver Books as they are in violation of copyright and not paying royalties.   If you buy a book with the cover above you are good to go and supporting me.  Thanks. ~Tina

 

Book Boutiques is also have a 99¢ sale on Sexing up the Spy and Buckin’ Chastity at the following retailers.

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AuThursday – Laura Brown

Laura Brown author photoPlease welcome author Laura Brown to the Clog Blog, I’m so happy she could join us.   Laura, your tagline is “Romances full of heart, heat and hearing loss”, can you tell us more about you and your stories? 

As a Hard of Hearing person I grew up without many role models, and felt I was less deserving of love because of my disability. In my stories, I put characters with hearing loss front and center and give them their happy endings! I love stories with complex characters, where the reader roots for them to find love and other ambitions, and I do my best to create characters worthy of this.

Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?

As a mom with a day job, I feel like I steal time to write wherever I can! On my days off while my son’s at school I write, slow moments at the day job I write, weekends at home. I used to write at night but that time is now reserved for unwinding from the day and watching something with my husband.

What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?

Titles. Hands down the titles. I always struggle with them and so many of my titles get changed before publication.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

From start to finish, it takes me about three months to write a book. I tend to “word vomit” my first drafts, so they roll out quickly, revising often takes much longer.

Do you believe in writer’s block? 

Definitely. I hit many walls along the way as I write and revise. Sometimes it’s because I haven’t figured out the right direction the scene needs to go. Other times it works out to be that I know where it needs to go, but I’m fighting with myself because it doesn’t feel like the right direction just yet. I’m working on trusting those ideas more.

How did you deal with Rejection Letters if you received any? 

Rejection is part of being a writer. You get rejections from agents, editors, readers, etc. I don’t always have the thickest skin, but I expect to get those rejections. When I was a querying author, I took those agent rejections and turned around and sent out another query. I also find that you can learn things in rejections. My first main character with a hearing loss came from a comment in a rejection letter. For those rejections that sting more than the others, I reach out to my close group of writer friends and they hold my hand through it.

Can you tell us your story of getting “the call” (or e-mail)? 

I’m on my second agent, and it really is just as exciting the second time around! Different, because the experience was not brand new, but a good different. We get conditioned to the rejections, so when I saw the email I thought it was going to be a pass, but it turned out to be a request to chat. I’m super nervous on the phone, and with my hearing loss I have a caption phone to help me understand, so I scheduled some time when I was home to use my caption phone. Connected with my agent right away and then was on cloud nine when it turned into an offer!

Where do you see publishing going in the future?

Good question. Things are shifting more digital in many ways, but die hard book lovers still love the feel of a paper book. I think we’re going to continue seeing digital and paper mixing together.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Connect with other writers. I wrote in my own bubble for years and it wasn’t until I ventured out and met fellow writers that I truly expanded on my craft. That’s where I learned all those little rules and tips and tricks. And where I gained critique partners to help show me where my writing needed to be stronger, and point out where it already worked! I would be nowhere without my fellow writers.

Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?

https://www.laurabrownauthor.com/

https://www.facebook.com/LauraBrownAuthor/

https://twitter.com/AuthorLBrown

https://www.instagram.com/a_laurabrown/

https://www.pinterest.com/LauraBrownAuthor/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7829692.Laura_Brown

Do you have an excerpt you’d like to share with us?

Not an excerpt, but I can share my latest blurb:

MatzahBallSurprise_1600Gaby Fineberg just wants to get through Passover Seder without her “well meaning” family playing matchmaker. She needs a date, just for one simple meal—that includes singing, the history of her forefathers, and not one bit of yeast. The hot guy at her gym would be perfect. He probably hates bread, anyway, with a body like that. But when she finally works up the nerve to ask him, he doesn’t hear a word she said…

Levi Miller is Deaf and happily single. He doesn’t know why this beautiful woman is talking to him, but it’s clear she needs help—and suddenly so does he. When his bad-news ex shows up trying to rekindle their romance, pretending Gaby is his new girlfriend is an easy decision. But to return the favor? He has to convince her family they’re the perfect couple, when they can barely communicate without writing every word.

This Passover is starting to feel like the ten plagues might be coming back to haunt them before the weekend is over…one hilarious misstep after the next.

 

Saturday Spotlight – Christmas with the Single Dad by Whitley Cox

Christmas with the Single Dad BannerTitle: Christmas with the Single Dad

Series: The Single Dads of Seattle, Book 5

Author: Whitley Cox

Genre: Single dad/erotic romance/contemporary/Holiday romance/Christmas romance/romantic comedy

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47504175-christmas-with-the-single-dad

Bookbub: http://bit.ly/33C8iTT

 Blurb:

Will a Christmas love built on lies melt away just as surely as the snow?

 Welcome to Seattle, the Emerald City and home to The Single Dads of Seattle. Ten sexy single fathers who play poker every Saturday night, have each other’s backs, love their children without quarter, and hope to one day find love again.

This is Zak’s story …

Single Dad of Seattle, Zak Eastwood plans to spend Christmas with fellow lonely hearts. His kids are supposed to be at an amusement park with their mom. However, fate has other plans. When a woman from his club finds herself stranded in the snow, he takes her to safety.

Drowning in student loan debt and her father’s medical bills, first-year law associate Aurora Stratford allows herself but one splurge—a pricey membership to Club Z Fitness to watch the gorgeous Zak flex his muscles. Though out of her league, fantasizing about his blue eyes and tattoos is the only thing that keeps her sane these days, especially since her Christmas will be spent alone with her dead cactus and money woes.

When the snowstorm of the century moves in and the hero of her dreams offers her a ride and a place to stay, Aurora’s Christmas begins to look up.

However, Aurora is ashamed of her current financial state—she’s nobody’s charity chase—and her lies of self-preservation begin to take on a life of their own.

Can Aurora spend Christmas with the single dad and win over everyone? Or will her deceit get in the way of not only their happy holiday but her happily ever after?

**Note: This book can be read as a standalone. It includes lots of steamy scenes, cursing, and of course as with all my books, this has an HEA and no cliffhanger or cheating. If you like single dads who take charge, this book is for you.

 Buy Links: kindle unlimited

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MpqKJy

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2MRkFEK

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2BigWuD

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2IXLAxK

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Praise for the Novel: 5 Star Reviews

“OMG! I so loved this book. Zak and Aurora were amazing.” ~Stephanie Ditmore (Amazon Review)

 “What a story is this book Sexy Zak, with his muscles and tattoos and sexy red hair. This story pulled at my heart both Zak and Aurora have both had hard times for different reasons. Passionate and emotional tale, with so much love to go around this book keeps you turning the page to see how hot and steamy the story has got.~ Mel (Amazon Review)

 This book is everything you could want in a Christmas love story!! Aurora has been lusting after Zak the buff work God at her gym for awhile. Well thanks to Mother Nature she get stuck in the parking lot during a snow storm. Zak comes to the rescue and offers her a ride home. Then you have to just read it because it takes your breath away! This books has laughs and makes you cry but it is so worth it!~ Mrs. Taz (Amazon Review)

SingleDad10Excerpt:

He was about to ask as much when she moved toward him, her pace full of purpose. She grabbed his face and kissed him.

And it wasn’t just a peck on the lips. No, this woman knew how to kiss. She knew how to throw her whole body into it. A low and pleasant hum warmed him from the center outward.

Her soft, slippery little tongue pushed its way into his mouth. Then she started to suck. She started to fucking suck on his tongue. He moaned as his cock stirred beneath the towel, his hands moving to wrap around her back.

This had been so unexpected, and yet he couldn’t get over how much he suddenly wanted it—wanted her.

A shrill beeping sound from downstairs made them both still. She was the first to pull away.

Her light brown eyes were glassy, and her cheeks held an adorable pink flush. He dropped his gaze to her plump, wet lips and he swept his thumb over the bottom one back and forth. He stilled when she pressed the tip of her tongue to his thumb, then parted her lips and lunged at it with her teeth, nipping the pad.

He tugged it away, grinning.

Oh, she was a wicked little thing.

Grabbing her around the back of the neck, he crushed his mouth to hers, taking control of the kiss this time, forcing her lips to part for his, to mold to his. She gave over all the power and melted against him, her arms wrapping around his neck and pulling him down to her. He was about to push the hem of her shirt up to explore her lack of a bra when the loud beeping of the oven timer downstairs had them pulling apart once again.

Her ample chest rose and fell rapidly, his did too.

“Hold that thought,” he murmured, grabbing hold of his towel and heading downstairs toward the kitchen. “Be right back.” Then he took off as fast as his legs could carry him, hoping that his chicken wasn’t burning, but even more so that the woman in his bedroom would still be there when he returned.

 In the series (Kindle Unlimited):

Hired by the Single Dad

Dancing With the Single Dad

Saved by the Single Dad

Living with the Single Dad

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2SyZ2f9

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2XZVkRD

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2GrOXf7

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2YpYHka

Author Bio:

A Canadian West Coast baby born and raised, Whitley is married to her high school sweetheart, and together they have two beautiful daughters and a fluffy dog. She spends her days making food that gets thrown on the floor, vacuuming Cheerios out from under the couch and making sure that the dog food doesn’t end up in the air conditioner. But when nap time comes, and it’s not quite wine o’clock, Whitley sits down, avoids the pile of laundry on the couch, and writes.

A lover of all things decadent; wine, cheese, chocolate and spicy erotic romance, Whitley brings the humorous side of sex, the ridiculous side of relationships and the suspense of everyday life into her stories. With single dads, firefighters, Navy SEALs, mommy wars, body issues, threesomes, bondage and role-playing, these books have everything we need to satisfy the curious kink in all of us.

 

Social Media Links:

Website: WhitleyCox.com

Twitter: @WhitleyCoxBooks

Instagram: @CoxWhitley

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CoxWhitley/

Blog: https://whitleycox.blogspot.ca/

Multi-Author Blog: https://romancewritersbehavingbadly.blogspot.com

Exclusive Facebook Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/234716323653592/

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Saturday Sale Spotlight – Blue Moon Series by Lucy Score

Series Title: Blue Moon series books #1 – #6

Author: Lucy Score

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/series/177325-blue-moon

Blurb: 

Small-town, spicy romantic comedies with nosy, matchmaking neighbors.

Binge read the complete Blue Moon series for $0.99 each or free in KindleUnlimited.

No_More_Secrets_600x900 No More Secrets, Book #1:

Opposites attract. Veteran turned bearded, vegetarian farmer meets an independent big-city journalist with an agenda and a secret. Goat attack. Farm life. Family full of attractive, single men. The worst daycare field trip ever.

Buy Links/Goodreads:

No More Secrets: A Small Town Love Story (Blue Moon Book 1)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MXNWG8Q

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36266789

 

Fall Into Temptation, Book #2:Fall_Into_Temptation_600x900

Neighbors too close for comfort. Single mom of hilarious kids. Most eligible bachelor landlord/attorney/mayor. Opposites combust. Complicated family. Hot yoga. Makeovers with a five-year-old. Sticky situations with an ex-husband.

Buy Links/Goodreads:

Fall into Temptation: A Small Town Love Story (Blue Moon Book 2)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MXJW894

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36266811

 

 

The_Last_Second_Chance_600x900The Last Second Chance, Book #3:

Enemies to lovers. Second chance. Grumpy tomboy with a baking fetish. Ex-lover returns to town and refuses to play fair. Horses. Most epic pet rescue ever. Farm life. Family business. The closet of truth.

Buy Links/Goodreads:

The Last Second Chance: A Small Town Love Story (Blue Moon Book 3)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MXNSG1R

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36266818

 

Not Part of the Plan, Book #4:Not_Part_of_the_Plan_600x900

New in town. Mid-life crisis. Friends to lovers. Opposites attract. Friend zoned. Organized, by-the-book heroine who doesn’t like making mistakes. Ladies man photographer looking to find his mojo. Swoon-worthy grand gesture. Marshmallow Munchies.

Buy Links/Goodreads:

Not Part of the Plan: A Small Town Love Story (Blue Moon Book 4)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y695J64

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34838660

 

 

Holding_On_To_Chaos_600x900Holding on to Chaos, Book #5:

Secret romance novelist. Sexy sheriff. Lust at first sight. Accidental flashings. A funny fire. A whole town of people who lost their damn minds. Say no to perms. First date fails. Family secrets. The best town meeting ever. A marching band standoff.

Buy Links/Goodreads:

Holding on to Chaos: A Small Town Love Story (Blue Moon Book 5)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075T645QL

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36228658

 

 

The Fine Art of Faking It, Book #6:The_Fine_Art_of_Faking_It_600x900

Enemies to lovers. Fake relationship. Feuding neighbors. Stink bombing gone wrong. Hippie parents. Old high school drama. Second chance at a first time. Doofy dogs with no loyalty. A rambling bed and breakfast. A fancy organic winery.

Buy Links/Goodreads:

The Fine Art of Faking It: A Small Town Love Story (Blue Moon Book 6)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FD4MHTG

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40690450

 

Series Buy Links (99 cents / Kindle Unlimited):

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2LMoixO

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2Kc69X6

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2K2Iz05

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2LMHb3P

blue moon ad 1 (1)Lucy Score bio:

Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. Small town contemporary rom-coms are her lady jam and she enjoys delivering the feels with a huge side of happily ever after. 

Her books have been translated into several languages, making readers around the world snort-laugh, swoon, and sob. Lucy lives in Pennsylvania with the devastatingly handsome Mr. Lucy and their horrible cat.

In her spare time, she enjoys sleeping, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and reading all the romance novels in the universe.

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/lucyscorewrites/

https://www.instagram.com/scorelucy/

https://twitter.com/LucyScore1

https://www.lucyscore.net/

Saturday Spotlight – Sexing up the Spy

Book Boutiques has re-released my Caulfield Cowboys Series.   Sexing up the Spy was the prequel that started it all.   

Title:  Sexing Up the Spy

Series:  Caulfield Cowboys Prequel

Author:  Tina Holland

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Release Date:  April 2, 2019

Blurb:

Lexi Andrews keeps her erotic writing a secret but she’ll gladly risk exposure for the chance to work with “Killer” spy creator Jake Stone. While Jake is hesitant to work with anyone, he’ll meet Lexi to appease his female fans. They hatch a plan to rehearse the love scenes and give Jake’s novel realism.

But what starts out as an experiment soon takes on a life of its own. Jake’s deadline doesn’t seem as pressing as Lexi’s lovely body. Can Jake and Lexi keep their hands off each other long enough to “Sex up the Spy”?

sexingupthespyExcerpt:

KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!

DING-DONG! DING-DONG!

“Lexi, are you in there!”

A muffled voice came through her dreams. Lexi’s head screamed and she was damn uncomfortable, “Go away,” Who was at the door this late? Sounded like Jake, “Jake, come back tomorrow!” She shouted back. Lexi rolled over. The sun blinded her.

Oh, crap! Sunlight!

She shot up like a springboard.

“I’ll be right there!” She fell to the floor with a loud thud trying to run to the door.

While she slept, Lexi’s usual thrashing tangled her up in the afghan.

“Are you okay?” Jake called from the other side.

“Fine.” She started to pull the afghan off her feet, but the knots were stuck through

her fishnets. Great, just great. She managed to raise herself up and shuffle to the door

like a penguin. She threw the door open, but the action propelled her forward. Lexi lost

her balance and collapsed once again.

*

Jake looked down at Lexi sprawled on the floor, “Are you alright?” he lowered himself to help Lexi get to her feet.

“Sorry, I’m all tangled. The knots of the afghan got caught up in my fishnets.”

“Why are you still wearing last night’s clothes?”

Lexi turned red, “I wanted to get some cleaning done before you came over. Guess I fell asleep.” She teetered forward while motioning her hand around the house.

Jake caught her along her back and under her knees, lifting her against his chest. “Where do you want to go?”

“The bedroom.”

“Lexi, I do love your line of thought.” He winked at her.

“I need to shower and change, of course,” she hit his chest playfully, “Go that way,” Lexi pointed to the opposite wall. Jake started in the direction, “Turn right.”

Jake took in the surroundings of the room, soft green walls, dark brown wood furniture, and sheer off-white curtains. It suited Lexi and more to the point, him. He could seduce her in this room. At least it wasn’t pink with stuffed animals everywhere. He shuddered remembering his first time with his high-school sweetheart, Fran Something. Jake never was good at names.

“Do you need anything else?” Jake asked with anticipation, depositing Lexi on the bed.

“I don’t think so.”

“Alright, I’ll go wait in the living room.”

“Okay.”

Jake no sooner closed the door than a loud THUMP came from the other side of it,

“Are you okay?” he peeked back into Lexi’s bedroom.

Lexi was face-first on the floor trying to get back up. She looked like a bright caterpillar inching its way along the wooden floor. “It seems I need help taking off these stockings,” she said, without even looking up.

Jake smiled wide. “My pleasure.” He helped Lexi back up onto the bed and looked into her sea-green eyes. She seemed to stare at him mesmerized, mouth agape. Lexi darted her pink tongue out to lick her lips. Jake let out a guttural exhale.

“The afghan,” she spoke at last.

“Of course.” Jake looked down at her black stockings and wondered how to accomplish the task at hand without seducing Lexi. Why not seduce her? It was good practice, and really, what was the worst that could happen? She might say ‘no’. Jake could live with a ‘no’. He wondered if he would regret not touching her.

Buy Links:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Sexing-Up-Spy-Prequel-Caulfield-ebook/dp/B07NRWFW33

B&N:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131032063

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sexing-up-the-spy-1