Welcome to Novel Gems ~ SATIN PLEASURES TuesDaze Week #2!
For those who check in regularly every Tuesday, I’ve been sharing bits and pieces of my upcoming romantic suspense novel, Killing Secrets. I do love to sneak a peek into a writer friend’s developing novel. It’s just so much fun watching their story grow and getting the inside scoop. However, for the month of May, I’m going to share bits and pieces from my romantic comedy novel, Satin Pleasures, which is published. Some of you have already read this book on your Kindle and that’s okay.
To celebrate May Day and Mother’s Day and Memorial Day and my looooong vacation, I’ve decided to use my Novel Gems to showcase Satin Pleasures each week and give away four (4) personally autographed paperback versions, one for each week in the month. If you comment on all four Novel Gems this month, you’ll have four chances to win one of the autographed novels. So stop by each week and comment to improve your chances!
I’ll announce the four winners on Friday, May 31st. Good luck!!
A bit of set up for today’s gem….
Despite the fact Tess is a workaholic, something Dan’s familiar enough with to run in the other direction and, believing she’s got a boyfriend, Dan is still finding it difficult to put his attraction aside…and that’s all you’re getting!
Satin Pleasures by Karen Docter
Late the next afternoon, Dan yawned under cover of his hand and watched the conference room fill up. The air conditioner blew overhead, but the sunny room had obviously been closed for some time and too many bodies made it worse. A nap on the balcony of his newly leased cliff house overlooking the beach, the warm sun caressing his naked chest, sounded like the only prescription worth swallowing.
He smiled at the thought of his productive morning. The first thing he’d done after signing the papers on the house was to buy a couple of double chaise lounges. He was dying to try one of them out. Alone, if necessary, although it would be more fun if someone joined him.
He could easily imagine her lying next to him on the ultra-soft cushion, her luxuriant curls loose and blowing every which way on the playful ocean breeze. It would trail over his bare skin as she leaned over to plant slow, drugging kisses in an erotic line from his throat down to his chest. He swallowed hard when she dropped lower and—
Laughter from beside him made him tug at the knot of his tie. He shifted in his chair, grateful the conference table shielded his lap. Sporting a hard-on in front of the entire Merchants Association was not good business. “What?” he demanded of his aunt.
Aunt Mary grinned from her seat at the U-shaped line of tables. “Nothing.” Her tone said ‘everything’.
He’d hoped to avoid this conversation altogether. “I’m sorry you had to unlock the door at three a.m. If I’d realized the time, I’d have camped out in the truck for the night. My watch is still packed in a box.”
“I don’t know why you keep apologizing, Daniel.” Her eyes widened with innocence. “You shouldn’t feel guilty about last night. If it will make you feel better, I can assure you it’s already forgotten.” She suited her actions to the words and turned to a new arrival on her other side.
“I don’t feel guilty,” he muttered.
What he felt was hot and bothered and frustrated as hell. He’d met a woman who brought his blood to a hard boil with one look, hell, one thought, and she was a workaholic with a boyfriend. A live-in boyfriend. For all he knew, she was married to the guy.
After speaking to Tess on the phone last night, Dan ordered himself to walk away. It wasn’t any of his business if the woman chose to work herself to death.
He told himself to let Anthony worry about her.
Did it work?
….see you next Tuesday with another NOVEL GEM.