Hello! I’ve been laying a bit low, working hard to pound out the next book in the Passion Series. I’ve taken a few weeks off some of my normal blog hops to create some new material to share, and today’s the day. Protecting it All, book four in the Passion Series is with my publisher and while the following excerpt is subject to change during final editing, I thought it would be fun to start sharing some snippets.
We all know Jake Davenport is evil, but early in book four, we get to see just how dark he can go. This book is an erotic suspense and will take readers back to the darker feel of book one, Wanting it All. The following scene is early in the book as Jake sets his sights on his next victim, Hannah. Never fear, while we do follow a new main couple, Hannah and Dylan, all of your favorite characters play a major role in this book.
Only when he placed the drink on a cocktail napkin in front of her did he lean forward, his elbows on the bar so his face was only inches away. There was just enough light in the room to see the flicker of anger in his icy blue eyes as he finally broke the uneasy silence.
“Now, I think it’s fair to tell you my patience is running thin, Hannah. I feel I’ve been more than patient with you these past few weeks and more importantly, I know that what I’m offering is a dream come true for a girl like you. Part of what attracted me to you in the first place was your mix of sweet innocence and worldly experience. Having said that, this holier-than-thou routine needs to stop right now. I know you’re not the innocent you portray yourself as.”
The edge in his voice was sharp, putting her on defense. “I never said I was an innocent.”
“Not in so many words, but your reluctance to go out with me and take what is a very attractive job offer I’ve given you is getting tedious. Effective immediately, you’re employed by me. Drink your drink and then I’ll show you where you’ll work. We’ll go through the employment contract that lays out your responsibilities, the rules and the consequences for less than stellar performance.”
“Consequences, Sir. When we are in this house or at one of my other business locations that you’ll work out of, you will call me Sir.”
“But… I thought you said… well, what about us dating? Isn’t calling you Sir a bit formal?”
The smile that didn’t quite reach his eyes was back. “Think of it more like a contract and less like dating. We have an arrangement. Arrangements have rules, Hannah. It’s how I maintain order in my life.”
“That doesn’t sound very romantic.”
“I wasn’t aware you were looking for romance. I’d reset your expectations if I were you.”
Keep checking in. As soon as I have a cover to reveal and a release date, I’ll be sure to share. Don’t forget to check out these other talented authors before you go!