Lots and Lots of Treats Hop 2010

Happy Halloween!

Halloween's my favorite holiday and has been since I was little. I just love everything about fall! The scents, the sights, a good classic horror movie or two. Then there's the cider and candy. Sign me up!

But that's not what YOU're here for. Click on the moon and sky graphic below to continue on to your next stop on the blog hop, but I hope you stay behind a bit longer to read a never-before shared excerpt of my recent Ellora's Cave release, Personal Research! Thanks for stopping by!

WARNING: The following material only suitable for those 18 and over!


Briefs are Elena Thomas’s life, whether they’re legal at her day job or on the men in the erotic novels she writes. She’s just fine with saving her imagination for her books until temptation appears in the form of Nunzio, the smokin’-hot office IT guy. When he discovers one of her scorching books shooting out of the printer, Elena’s not sure if he wants her because she’s inventive or because he thinks she’s desperate. That doesn’t stop her from taking advantage of his “services”.

On her desk. On the copier. And, oh yeah—in her boss’s chair.

Nunzio’s shocked to learn Elena’s wall-hugging persona hides a wildcat of a woman with delicious fantasies and an enticing wit. She’s exactly what he’s been looking for in an adventurous lover—and girlfriend. He knows she enjoys their sexual research. Now he just has to convince her that sizzling sex is only the first chapter of their blazing-hot romance.


“But I get paid for those words. I write. I’m a writer.”

There, she’d said it, and the world hadn’t fallen off its axis. Besides, she was still draped over her desk with her ass in the air. How could words on a page be that shocking?

“So you admit your friend didn’t write those words.”

She managed to stand and winced from the desk burns on her knees. She felt his gaze on her as she reached up to unbind her hair, the symbolism of the act not lost on her.

Let down your hair and come out to play, Bella.

Well, she already had. She eyed the cock he’d tucked back inside his boxers. And she wasn’t quite done yet.

“Yes.” She tossed back her long, thick curls. “It’s me. I write erotic stories for people to read in the privacy of their own homes. Or on the train to work.” She shrugged, her gaze drifting to the thick fingers he’d propped under his chin. Fingers she wanted back on her body. She could recover when she was dead. “It helps pay the bills.”

“Do you not make enough money here?”

She shrugged again. “I get by.”

Her nipples budded against her bra as he studied her, appreciation ripe in his dark eyes. “You’re cold,” he said softly, skimming a hand over her bare bottom. Even that scant touch made her shiver. One corner of his mouth slid up. “And yet I want you even more naked. Guess I’ll have to warm you up.”

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Amber Skyze said...

Hot excerpt! :)

April Vine said...

Oh, how I love Personal Research let me count the ways: Hot sex, real multidimensional larger than life characters, excellent voice, hot sex, perfect setting - yes I mean the desk and hot sex :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE apple cider, powder sugar donuts and reading a good romance curled up in bed on cool fall nights...

Nanbon44 said...

great teaser

Sherry said...

Love the excerpt.

Jean P said...

That was a teasing excerpt!

elaing8 said...

great excerpt

Anonymous said...

Hot! Great excerpt!!

Christine H said...

I totally want this book! Great Excerpt!! Happy Halloween!

joder said...

Great excerpt that I can tell will be full of hotness!

Judy said...

Fantastic excerpt!! Thanks!!


Terra Pennington said...

Oh I am adding this book to my list what a hot cover and the excerpt is really good.

Cathy M said...

Wow, Cari, I loved the excerpt and can't wait to read the rest of this story.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Frostedbetty said...

Great teaser! HOT :)

katsrus said...

Loved the excerpt.
Happy Halloween everyone.
Sue Brandes

sonya said...

wow awesome excerpt

Jennifer Mathis said...

oh that was hot :)

Beth said...

Thanks for the great excerpt.

Lil said...

That is a treat of an excerpt, and deliciously spicy, too.

Tamsyn said...

Happy Halloween! That's a great treat. Love the excerpt.

booklover0226 said...

Loved the excerpt and am ready for more!

Happy Halloween!

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Rain said...

Thanks for the excerpt!

Gabrielle Lee said...

great excerpt