I'm down here at The Romance Convention
I'm looking forward to meeting everyone this weekend. There are so many people I've met online and this is a great chance to finally see them in person. There is a book signing on Saturday that is free to the general public. I hope to see you there. :)
Today is also the release day for Surrounded by Fur!! I had so much fun writing this book and I'm beyond ecstatic that it's available!
[Erotic Paranormal Ménage a Quatre Romance, M/F/M/M, shape-shifters, public exhibition, spanking, HEA]
River Reynard has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight. Everyone in town knows her as a fun-loving eccentric goth woman who is fiercely loyal to her friends. Only a select few know of her oppressive past and the lengths she has gone to hide from it.
Hugh, Boyd, and Gavin McNamara are brothers who grew up inside a small circle of bear shifters that wouldn’t accept their lifestyle, so they moved to Ecstasy Lake and opened the Big Bear Brewery. Each brother is enamored by River in different ways. Hugh admires her feisty independent spirit, Boyd loves the way she embraces life, and Gavin admires her unique streak.
But, River’s past has caught up to her and it plans to make an example out of her and the town she’s made her home. River has to face her fears and accept the McNamaras' protection or nothing in Ecstasy Lake will be the same again.
River dreamt of bears, not surprising given the circumstances, but instead of being terrified, anxiety-driven memories, her dreams were filled with soft cuddles and gentle kisses. She remembered the feel of Boyd’s lips on hers, so silky smooth, and Gavin coming so close to touching her but pulling away playfully. She wondered, if she’d touched him, would he have kissed her? She stood in front of an open window looking out and seeing herself in Hugh’s arms. He held her as carefully as he had baby Emily. Instead of silly faces and baby talk, he looked at her as if he loved her, stroking her cheek with one finger. She looked so small in his embrace, curled up against his chest.
The sound of metal hitting the floor rocked River out of her dream. Was that a gunshot? She sat up and looked around, trying to make out what was going on around her. She heard a noise but couldn’t tell where it came from. Getting yanked out of such a deep sleep played havoc with her thoughts, and she had trouble discerning what was real and what was still dream. A thick blanket lay pooled in her lap. It must’ve been on top of her while she slept.
But I didn’t get a blanket…oh, no.
With her heart beating wildly in her chest, she leaned down, snagged her tennis shoes off the floor, and slipped her feet in them as she scanned the room. Any movement and she was running hell bent for leather in the opposite direction. To hell with any kind of subterfuge. She should’ve known better than to try to be sneaky. She sucked at it, which was why she always chose the hide-in-plain-view tactic.
Leaving the blanket behind, she tiptoed across the dais and down the two stairs to the floor. So far there wasn’t a single movement to alert her to anyone’s presence. The single light was still on, and the machinery hummed along as it did before. The only sign she hadn’t been alone was the blanket on her, but who would cover her and then leave her alone?
Not about to stick around and find out who might have found her, she made her way out the back hallway to the door. She slowly turned the handle and pushed, but the door didn’t budge. She put her weight against it, but there wasn’t a single millimeter of give to it. She looked out the glass and noticed something big had been braced against it. She was trying to figure out what the hell it was when it shifted and a beige-colored muzzle came into view. Holy shit! A fucking grizzly was stopping her from opening the door.
She turned around and ran for all she was worth. She made it two whole steps when she slammed into an incredibly broad chest. Big arms wrapped around her and hauled her up against a muscular form. She looked up expecting to see teeth, but instead Hugh smiled down at her. “Hello, River.” He stroked one finger down her cheek and jaw until it ended at her chin. He kept it there, not allowing her to look down. “Breaking and entering is a new one for you, isn’t it?”
“I might have entered, but I didn’t break anything that wasn’t already open.”
“No, you’re right, and considering how deep you were asleep I’d say you haven’t slept well in a while.”
“So,” she snapped and wriggled, trying to gain her freedom, which she knew was going to be impossible. Didn’t stop her from trying anyway.
Hugh tightened his grip on her, enough to restrict her movements but not hurt her. “River, stop it and talk to me.”
She could feel herself starting to panic. He must have sensed it because his grip loosened a touch but the intensity in his gaze never wavered. Where Boyd made her think of cuddling and she dreamed of petting Gavin, Hugh’s dominate nature tempted her to push her own boundaries. His eyes were black in the dim light but she could read his intentions as if he’d said them out loud. “Let me go.”
“Never.” He tilted his head and kissed her.
Adult excerpt available by clicking on link :) Surrounded by Fur
The first 5 books in the 3xtasy Lake series are discounted for a short time and Embraced by Fur is on for only .99cents! The discounts end on the 21st so don't wait! :)