It’s available right now direct from Red Sage Publishing and the trade paperback will be coming to a bookstore near you very soon–and hopefully to one near me, too! (I live in New Zealand, so it might take a while.)
Anyway, even though I haven’t got an author copy (to SQUEEEE! over, and show my DH and kids, and stroke the cover, and drool over Jimmy Thomas’s bare chest) quite yet *g*, thought I’d celebrate with y’all by posting this excerpt from my novella in the Secrets anthology, Kat On A Hot Tin Roof.
BTW, it is erotic romance so….
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Excerpt from: KAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
By Maree Anderson (Secrets Volume 30 “Desires Unleashed” anthology)
Movement snared his gaze. A woman strolling from mailbox to mailbox. A pretty damn hot woman so far as he could tell. She wore stretchy, butt-hugging exercise pants, and the butt those pants were hugging was nice. Very nice, indeed.
Ditto with the legs. Long. Toned. No stranger to exercise. He wouldn’t object to having those gorgeous limbs wrapped around his waist.
He couldn’t quite tell what the rest of her was like because of that hideous baggy sweatshirt—wait. Oh, yeah. Yeah, baby. That’s it. Take it off for me.
She pulled the sweatshirt over her head and used it to blot her face before draping it around her shoulders.
“Now turn this way and come a little closer so I can see you properly,” he crooned. “That’s it…”
She bent to shove a flyer in the mailbox two doors down from his and then strode toward him, arms pumping, ponytail bobbing with each step.
Mmmhmm. A crop-top and a flat belly. Nice combo. He’d lucked out this morning because this babe was a sweet little package. Or should he say, two sweet little packages. Perky breasts. Just the way he liked them. Big enough to fill his palms but not so big as to be in-your-face distracting.
Jace’s mailbox was next. Yeeha!
He got right up close and personal with the full-length window in his attempt to catch a better view of the features beneath those thick ebony bangs. And as he did so, he tangled his feet in the trailing hem of the drapes. Bloody ridiculous things. Whose dumb idea had it been to hem them longer than they needed to be so they dragged on the floor?
Without thinking, he yanked the drapes completely back just as the woman bent to stick a flyer in his mailbox slot.
Their gazes clashed. She straightened, the flyer still clutched in her hand.
Jace copped an eyeful of startled emerald eyes framed by dark lashes. Pale skin. Full lips. An exotic package and then some. A real honey. And with that killer body, way the heck, off-the-chart, hot.
Her kissable lips formed a perfect O.
Jace felt a familiar stirring in his groin and an unfamiliar pang in the region of his heart. Followed by an instant connection, too strong to be ignored, that sucked the breath from his lungs.
Her gaze left his face, licked across his chest, lingering on his pecs, his abs, lower…. And damned if his dick didn’t jerk in response.
She stilled. Her gaze whipped to his face again. Those gorgeous eyes went all huge and shocky. And to his chagrin, she whirled and took off at a flat-out run.
Jace peered through the window, but aside from the occasional slow-moving vehicle, there was nothing much doing. He glanced down at himself, wondering what had spooked her. Sure, he’d just rolled out of bed, but he wasn’t that bad looking.
A car horn tooted. And when his befuddled brain finally kicked up a gear, he threw back his head and laughed. Way to show a lady you’re interested, dude!
He turned away from the window and sauntered into his bedroom to fish out some boxers from the drawer before heading back into the kitchen. Wouldn’t do to freak out the locals any more than he already had. And it took another refill of coffee, the distraction of the local newspaper and an icy-cold shower before he could banish Miss Kissable from his mind and his erection subsided.
Copyright © 2011, Maree Anderson
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SECRETS VOLUME 30: DESIRES UNLEASHED
COX CLUB ~ ALICE GAINES
At the urging of her best friend, Andi Crawford visits an exclusive club in order to find some sexual satisfaction after her divorce. The last person she expects to find at a place like Club Cox is her overbearing ex-husband, Blake. But, he’s there and as tempting as ever. Can she maintain her independence, or will she surrender to the intense physical pleasure only he can give her?
KAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF ~ MAREE ANDERSON
Workaholic architect, Jace Burton, inadvertently flashes Kat Meyer, who later turns up at a crucial meeting… and seduces him in the bathroom. She’s one of the designers vying to impress him. And boy, is he impressed when he discovers her prowling his house — naked. Kat has no clue what’s causing her nocturnal wanderings. And when Jace discovers she’s the victim of a zodiac curse, will he fight to keep her, or run for the hills?
KELLEN’S CONQUEST ~ ANNE KANE
As an Alph-Elite warrior, Kellen is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is the sexy data thief, Mia. Problem is she won’t admit she wants him or that someone is trying to kill her. It takes all of Kellen’s mutant strength and Mia’s streetwise smarts to keep her alive long enough to unravel a vicious plot for revenge.
SCOUNDREL IN A KILT ~ NICOLE NORTH
Brodie, Chieftain of Clan McCain, is a dark, sensual Scottish scoundrel, who likes nothing more than being a selkie shape-shifter, even if he has been cursed by a witch of the dark arts. Stunning, modern day supermodel, Erin Schultz, blazes into his 1621 world like a falling star. Though he’s certain she will shatter life as he knows it by breaking his curse, he can’t resist her tantalizing seduction.