Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Banished Scoundrel

I'm excited to give you a brief preview of a fellow author's book Banished Scoundrel.
Here's an Excerpt of Banished Scoundrel by Anita Philmar:

"Have you dropped off your stipend for the game tomorrow?" She laid her finely, manicured hand on his arm. The dainty touch sent sparks of awareness through him, and his cock swelled. "The governor likes to put all the money in his strongbox for safekeeping before the party begins."

Jack reined in his desire and reminded himself of his primary objective—to transport the lady back to Ardenia. However, he liked Sloan’s clever rule. If a man didn’t contribute the required gold coins to the game, the governor shouldn’t waste resources entertaining him. "No, I can’t say that I have. I arrived just a few moments ago."

"Then let me show you to the study, and I’ll fetch you a drink." She touched his arm again and
stepped into the foyer.

He bowed his head slightly and played the unfamiliar part of a refined gentleman. "And you

She fluttered her hand over her face and brushed a wisp of light brown hair from her brow.
"The governor calls me Kitty. It’d probably be best if you did, too."

"What an alluring name? It makes me think of a cat with its lips covered by a luscious coat of cream." Jack stared at Kitty’s mouth, and his tongue tingled at the idea of tasting her rich, flavorful lust.

She giggled and wove her hand through the crook in his arm. The soft swell of her breast
bumped against his arm. "Oh, you’re naughty, but I love the alluring image."

"Then, I hope you’ll let me have a taste later." He didn’t crowd her but allowed her to step back.
She led him across the entranceway to a door on the other side. Remember she’s a princess.

Known scoundrel Jack Avery must earn the queen's forgiveness by rescuing her missing daughter from the human world. His sources reveal the Princess Noelani is being held by a powerful man who likes a good game of chance. So with twenty borrowed pieces of gold Jack enters the high-stakes game. Only the lady he encounters is no princess. This pretty Kitty makes him want to hear her purr.

Under a memory spell, Kitty recalls nothing before the governor bought her from her parents and offered her protection from those he claims would kill her kind. So what if, in order to control her, he forces Kitty to morph then deprives her of sexual release after transformation. But the crafty card player she is assigned to "entertain" reveals himself as a kindred spirit—a shape shifter—and unravels the lie she’s been forced to live.

Together Jack and Kitty risk it all, for the stakes are high and the prize is worth it...freedom, forgiveness, love.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Do What You Love

I can't believe that February is halfway over. It's been a hectic month for me, but things are finally settling down. I'm a little late to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day, but I do wish everyone love in their life. Take time to appreciate everything there is to love.

I came across another saying and I love it and wanted to share it with you:

When it comes to going after what you love in life
Don't take no for an answer!

Isn't that a neat idea, and so true. I remember my sister telling me once that if you do what you love, the money will follow. She's a perfect example. She loves sewing and quilting, and has finally gotten a free-arm quilting machine and is making money doing exactly what she loves.

I love writing. I get so excited when someone tells me they've enjoyed one of my stories. Even though I may never get rich, I made up my mind after I retired from my regular day job that I am going to write and get published. I'm not going to take no for an answer. I'm doing what I love. I hope all of you can find that place in your lives too.