Despite what the subject line up there says, I want to begin this post with a quick writing update.
I’ve decided to shelf ‘The Manor’ again. It has some really wonderful bits but it’s also fatally flawed. Someday I will re-write it from scratch to preserve the beautiful parts and avoid the flaws, but that day is not now. Nor anytime soon because I have several other projects ahead of it. Projects like Prairie Magic.
I’m super excited to begin NaNoWriMo this year because I’m going to be writing book three of Prairie Magic. While the first two stories in this series were relatively short, I think this one may actually be a full-length novel. We’ll have to wait and find out, I guess, but I’m pretty stoked about it. I will try to post regular updates as the month progresses 🙂
And now, about INKapable 🙂
I had the pleasure of editing the INKomplete series by Mara Malins, and further am honoured to be publishing it through Pen and Kink Publishing.
This series of four erotic romances all involve the various staff at the Inkomplete tattoo studio (some of whom are quite kinky).
The first book, INKarnate, deals with Matt and Emily and you can actually pick it up for free here –> http://www.penandkinkpub.com/home/books/inkomplete/1-inkarnate/
But today I don’t want to talk about INKarnate. You can pick it up and read it for yourself– and you should, it’s a great story–but instead I want to talk about book #2. INKapable.
After her husband walked out on her, leaving her to provide for their daughter alone, Joe has no intention of relying on a man for anything ever again. As a successful tattoo artist, she can take care of what’s hers. The only thing she needs is a little fun every now and again. And if a gorgeous man offers her exactly what she needs, if they both know what they’re getting into, it can’t get messy, can it?
I think we all know the answer to that question. Of course it can get messy. And of course it does get messy 🙂
Check out this short excerpt of an interaction between Joe and her sexy neighbour, Nathan:
“Oh.” She looked away from the heat of his gaze, uncertain. Unable to keep her eyes away from him for long, she slanted a look over to his face to see whether he was serious. He was; he met her eyes, unabashed.
“I was thinking about getting a tattoo,” he continued, still rubbing at his lip. “Maybe I’ll stop by tomorrow and see you.”
Several powerful emotions whirled through her; exhilaration, embarrassment, amusement, eagerness, but most of all a fear so deep that it tightened around her heart like a vice. She pushed them all away and forced herself to smile brightly, pretending he was any other client and not her handsome neighbour. “Yes, I’m at the studio all week. Feel free to call in. If I’m busy, one of the other artists can help you find what you’re looking for.”
“I know what I want, don’t worry about that.” His eyes wandered over her body, making it clear what it meant, then he dipped his head once more and walked away.
Despite the emotional turmoil burning through her, making her want to escape into her apartment, Joe couldn’t help but watch him leave. His powerful frame moved so gracefully, with so much self-assurance, that she felt drawn to him in a way that she hadn’t felt to another person in a long time.
Not since Christoph left.
The thought made her blood run cold.
Is that where the attraction came from? He reminded her of Christoph? It was true that they both had the same muscled build, the same irrepressible confidence. Was that why she was reacting so strongly to him? The knowledge made her uneasy. Christoph had walked out on her years ago, hurting her more deeply than she thought ever possible. She wasn’t going to be hurt again. Never again.
No, what she needed from a man was purely physical.
And she could get that from the club.
I’m absolutely biased, of course, but if you like steamy M/f romance with real heart you’re going to want to check out this book. It’s got hot sex, but it’s also got great writing and a story you can sink your teeth into.