Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday's Scoop ~ The Art of the Con ~ @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain #WontBeFooled



As many of you know, I recently returned from Austria where I had lived for five long years. It was a beautiful place that apparently has taken the time to learn from the past. Maybe it was because they were right in the middle of the fighting, maybe it was because they had birthed the evil that took over Europe, maybe it was because they are smarter than we in America are.

This column is called the Monday Scoop because I used to write all about Austria but today, I’m going to write about the US. Normally, I don’t try to be political here nor do I try to influence those around me. I have a live and let live policy because I believe that’s what people need to do. I shouldn’t ever tell you how to live. Ever.

But I can give people my opinion. See, I believe that every day Americans are conned. We’re conned into believing all politicians are bad, we’re conned into believing the lies that the media feeds us and we’re conned into believing exactly what the media says. We’re conned into believing religion in ways we were never taught. No matter what it is or who it’s about. And what’s even worse, we as a society and nation allow this to happen.

WTF?!?! Sorry to be so blunt there but just when did we become a nation or society of lemmings? It used to be that all of us had opinions…our own opinions…and while we might have sided occasionally with what the media said, we very rarely bought the whole kit-n-caboodle because we understood that the main criteria of being in the media was sensationalism. Just how many of us live a life where everything is sensationalized?

Very few of us walk the red carpet. Very few of us can go and get whatever car or house or furniture we want because of finances. Very few of us can walk into somewhere and say ‘Hey, I’m so and so’ then people start catering to our every need. But we have allowed that to happen to tons of people who don’t deserve the accolades. To people who are basically divas or assholes. Or those who degrade men, women and children for who they are or what they believe while they themselves will lie to keep out of trouble.

We need to go back to where we’re putting the everyday hero back on the front page. Where we’re helping out our neighbors without a thought to ourselves. Where we make America great because we are a great people. No one person can ever do that. Not one.  

That’s where we’re allowing ourselves to be conned. This is a team effort everyone. It’s a top-d0wn decision that won’t ever happen if a billionaire is in the lead. Especially when that billionaire really only cares about his own bottom line. He doesn’t pay taxes, he’s been married three times, he doesn’t pay the little guy what he’s owed and he doesn’t manage his money well even though it appears that he does. He just spends, spends, spends and bulldozes everything in his path. Including us.

Actually, me and others like me, should already be in his class but we’re not. I mean, I’ve managed my money and done well but I will never consider myself in his class even when I do have millions. Why you may ask…because I know that greatness comes from within…not outside myself. Instead of making this country great, let’s first tackle the people. Let’s make them value their selves and it will make this country great because we all will have a can-do attitude again. When a person believes that they can succeed at whatever they want, it shows and it happens.

Then there is the fact that I would never willingly take advantage of another person. I would never take your sorrow and make you feel worse, I would never take your disadvantage and use it against you. I wasn’t taught that way and I would always remember this is one world. It has a limited life just like me and I need to live my life to the fullest, the best way I can.

And I try to live by the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I personally want the best for every human being on this planet. I don’t care if you’re rich, poor, black, white, Hispanic, Native American, LGBT or any other acronym that may pop up in the universe. I believe in the fundamental right of every one to live their life in liberty, in the pursuit of happiness with justice for all. I mean every man, woman and child regardless.

I feel this way because I feel good about me. Yeah, to look at me, you might wonder why this middle-aged, overweight, woman feels that way. Because it’s always been my opinion that if you don’t like yourself, you’ll never like the world around you. You need to first like yourself, pursue some goals and achieve those goals before you truly can be happy with the world around you.

I like me. I love the life I have. Sure, I’m not above complaining and lamenting things but when push comes to shove, I am happy. I have what I need and I don’t mind sharing. I believe in everyone’s fundamental rights and I always try to see the big picture.  

I would love to tell you to vote for Hillary but that isn’t my style. I hope you do because for once we truly have a qualified candidate if you look at the resumes only. No one has ever had the practical experience and the education like that woman does. She would make each and every one of us proud if all could just get over being conned by the media.

But to truly get to the heart of the problem, look at the person in the mirror and make it right for you. Let’s not repeat a history none of us want. Let’s not be lemmings. Let’s not be fooled again just like the Who song states.


I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!



From the album “Who’s Next” ~ We Won’t Be Fooled Again ~ 1971

Let’s make this about us and not about them.

See you all next week!
Lynn

Saturday, September 17, 2016

My Sexy Magic ~ @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain #MySexySaturday #MySexyAuthors #MSS159


 Welcome to Week 159 at My Sexy Saturday and  as opposed to last week, this has been an incredibly crazy week. We’ve had doctor appointments, bug guys and contractors come to do bids on fencing. We’ve decided that we need a lawn tractor and the list goes on and on. I’ve also been writing like crazy and that isn’t going to stop soon as I have a couple irons in the fire for the holidays. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to post anything else but My Sexy Saturday last week.  Promise to do better this one.

This week the theme is My Sexy Magic. Since magic is one of most favorite things in the world, I’ve decide to go back to a story that I consider to be the first in my Magical Intentions series. However, that series will be set in present day and the story I’m highlighting today, The Taking of An Apprentice, is actually from a time before recorded history. Or at least that’s how I look at it. To be honest, I can’t wait to write in this world again and I’ll keep you posted on when I do.

This book is the actually part of the Tarot Card series at eXtasy Books. It was fun to write and the outlining for the next book, called Magic Not Lost. Here’s the setup for the story The Taking of An Apprentice:

In a time where magic is shunned, Oma and Cayden must defend the world from an ancient evil that tries to destroy all.

Oma Weir is a hermit by her own making. After her husband died, she was determined to need no one and nothing. However, fate has set a different path for the woman, and when Cayden Quirie shows up at her door, she knows the path she has dreamt is before her. Unfortunately, that path will lead to death and destruction, something every magic wielder tries to avoid.

I love Oma and Cayden. They have a love that transcends everything and are truly magical creatures. The very fact that they survived their ordeal should tell us something. And what an ordeal it was. I love the fact that they have sidekicks, which are little dragons called fierys and the fact that they live in a magical glade hidden from our harsh realities. Here’s my seven paragraphs from this wonderful story:


Cayden wrapped his arms around her, book in front. “I think we are meant to share this together. See, holding on to the book and you at the same time makes me want to bed you in the worst way.” His hand moved to cover her breast as his lips caressed her neck.
Her crotch sizzled with unused power and need. If she did not find a way to bleed some off soon, she would want to go deep into the forest and cast spells, thus taking the chance of others seeing. Maybe this was just the outlet she required for her skills. “And if I say yes?” she asked breathlessly.
“If you say yes, you will have a night of pleasure like no other.” His other hand fell away from the book and reached down to caress her quim in deep strokes through her heavy skirt.
She wanted to let her eyes roll back into her head as the feeling was so intense. It had been years since she had felt the touch of a man and she wanted more. “Yes—yes—this is what I want.” Her voice came out low and sexy as she rotated her hips more into his hand.
“Then I suggest we get on with it…where is your bed?” His strength belied his seemingly small stature as he swept her up into his arms. “I am usually more filled out than I am now. Prison can do that to a man.”
“Prison?” Confusion spread across her face.
He gazed at her, his eyes taking in every aspect of her face. “It was part of my journey here and a long story. We will leave it for another time.”

eXtasy Books, my traditional epublisher, is having a sale on the first book in this series. They’re having a few more on sale as well, so if you look me up once you get there, it will list all my books as well as the ones that are on sale, many at just $0.99.

Don’t forget to check out the other My Sexy Saturday authors. They are all sharing great snippets from their books and they are hot, sexy plus well-worth the read.

Have a great weekend...see you next week!

Lynn 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Sexy Dilemma ~ @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain #MySexySaturday #MySexyAuthors #MSS158

Welcome to Week 158 at My Sexy Saturday and has been really a lazy week. I’m finally back at my new home in New Mexico as we travelled back here from my Nevada home. Unfortunately, I didn’t get as much accomplished as I wanted there but sometimes life goes that way.  I will get a full report this week with Monday’s Scoop and Tuesday’s My So-Called Writing Life.

This week the theme is My Sexy Dilemma. And no one has a better dilemma than sexy Captain Bekka Taylor. She ends up being on the run within the confines of her ship with Lietenant Javed Malik. What he gives her, along with pertinent information, is nothing short of trouble. And while I might have shared this last time I did My Sexy Saturday, there is enough sexy in this story to go around. 

I love my Orchid series but hadn’t thought much about it in a while since life has intervened far too many times in the last six years. But just last week, I pulled out the next book in the series and gave it a quick look over to see what I need to do to get it ready to submit. Yeah, I’m looking forward to having a real writing life again.

This book is the second book in the Orchid Series about a group of people trying to make sure robots don’t take over the universe. Their leader, Fallon Montgomery, is at the heart of it all and her story Fluke will be highlighted a different time. Bekka’s tale, More Than Robotics, mixes sci-fi with lots of battles and awesome technology. Get your copy today!



In less than the blink of an eye, he was again by my side, pulling me up from my chair, his hands taking my face to gaze in my eyes as he leaned toward me. “Don’t struggle,” he whispered close to my ears. “I think we have prying eyes.” His lips came down fiercely on mine, his tongue snaking in to dominate me and I wanted to do the very thing he asked that I not do. Instead I tried to let myself enjoy the moment as it had been quite some time since I had had this type of human contact.
My hands gripped his waist and pulled him even closer to me. I felt his legs press harder into me as his arms went completely around me. Within moments, I experienced the hard bulge of his body and mine responded in kind since my crotch dripped with need. There was nothing more I wanted to do except rip his clothes off that luscious male form. I let my thoughts drift away to what life might be like to have this young man all to myself for however long I needed to satisfy this itch.
He pulled away from me and shuddered, resting his forehead against mine. We should stop. His brown eyes looked deep into mine and I almost passed out as his next words flashed across my consciousness. You are an amazing woman and, rest assured, we will finish this. I want to finish this.
The last bit had exploded across my brain and I raised a shaky hand to rub my forehead. It was as if he were right inside me, whispering his thoughts. And I wasn’t sure I liked the implication one little bit.
Don’t fight the sensations. Let them happen. Fallon 2 and some other clonedroids helped us to perfect one of their technologies for our use. This is the major way they communicate between each other when they are close. I’m not sure of the working capacity over distances as we’ve never used them before. His brilliant smile took a little of the edge off what he thought.
You are now the proud owner of some audiobotic nanotechnology. They attach to your nerves for hearing and other pertinent areas of your brain associated with the function. From now on, we’ll be able to communication this way as we are attuned to each other. No one else is on this frequency. It’s ours alone.
I tossed a quick glance toward the camera I knew Trevor had poised on us and wondered what the computer would see. Closing my eyes, I knew I had to keep myself calm, otherwise consequences that neither of us wanted or needed would happen. I counted in silence to myself before I tried to subvocalize one word. You realize Trevor probably was the only one spying on us, don’t you? No one has access to this room unless on my order.

eXtasy Books, my traditional epublisher, is having a sale on the first book in this series. They’re having a few more on sale as well, so if you look me up once you get there, it will list all my books as well as the ones that are on sale. Here’s the information for the first book in my Orchid series.

Fluke ~ Book 1 of the Orchid series, sci-fi romance

Don’t forget to check out the other My Sexy Saturday authors. They are all sharing great snippets from their books and they are hot, sexy plus well-worth the read.

Have a great weekend...see you next week!
Lynn 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Here Comes Sexy ~ @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain #MySexySaturday #MySexyAuthors #MSS154

 Welcome to week 154th week of My Sexy Saturday. This week’s theme is Here Comes Sexy.  I’ll admit, this one is a little hard to pick because all my heroes are sexy and they exude sexy when they walk into a room. That said, I decided to find my sexy snippet this week from a book in my backlist.

Things in the new house have finally got a little better as we did get our furniture last weekend, hence why I wasn’t here. Still, they left us with too many boxes to unpack because they didn’t have a big enough crew. I’ve decide that there’s a story there somewhere and I will write it someday. And I got my desk, my real desk, so I’ve totally run out of excuses for keeping things on my blog. Yes, Monday’s Scoop and My So-Called Writing Life Columns will happen this week if I can get them written before returned to Nevada for a short while to sort some reno issues out there too. And boy do I have a lot to share! Including the fact that I’m still not at my desk but a smaller tablet that doubles for meals. Arghhh!

Don’t forget to visit all the awesome authors of My Sexy Saturday this week. This is a fun place to test the waters for books and authors as each will share a sexy snippet with you. Every book is special and even though a theme is given each week, authors are not required to follow it exactly as every author has their own definition of sexy. That means sexy can run the gamut from smoking hot to very sweet romance.

This week, like I said, I’m going back to my back list and a book called, More Than Robotics. This book is second in a series that needs to be continued here in the near future. It is definitely one of my favorite books ever and it’s possible my favorite genre of sci-fi romance. It is from my traditional epublisher, eXtasy Books. Here’s the set up for this wonderful novella:

There were only three things in life that Captain Bekka Taylor wanted in life: 1) Command of a Warrior Class Star Marauder, 2) To grow old gracefully and 3) A lover who understood her fiery nature. She was accomplishing two out of her three objectives very nicely when an internal IUA conflict begins to encompasses the whole world as she knows it. Then Lieutenant Javed Malik comes aboard, clearly younger than she, with dreamy eyes and a secret meant only for her. But letting him in means getting rid of years of frustration and anguish and maybe her career. Can she survive another war or the smoldering looks from her junior officer sent to protect her 24/7?.

Here’s my seven paragraphs from this great story:


Stepping out of the elevator, I paused for a moment, then walked to the window where I watched the landing of the Valkyrie. I had an affinity for the old birds since they were the first ship I had learned to maneuver. The ship might look ancient, but was the workhorse of the fleet in many ways. It could make short or long jumps and it carried one or a hundred guns depending on the mission. It could also take supplies or people to or from a planet as well as be the fiercest of fighters when needed. And many times, it had saved my ass in my early career. Fifteen years ago we had been in a war against terrorists not unlike those of the UFF. The bigger IUA got, the more we had been called on to protect the outlying planets and colonies, some of which were in the Alliance and some which were not.
My wait was short lived. The landing bay doors opened and the ship glided in for a near perfect landing. This was different than the beginning of the journey when the smaller ship was thrown out of the larger ship at the end of a catapult. I had to wait until the airlock secured before I went out to the deck. The light turned green, I opened the door and marched toward the ship that had caused my crew concern. I couldn’t help but admire the ship. I didn’t wait long for the door to cycle with the loading ramp coming down. A few more minutes passed before the pilot received the all clear from the flight officer on deck. I could have disposed with all the formality, but decided not to. I didn’t want anyone to think certain people had special privileges. The crew didn’t need to know who Fallon was to me.
I don’t know what I expected, but when the pilot removed his helmet, my breath caught in my throat as my heart skipped a beat. His ebony eyes and thick, black hair immediately had my attention. I always had a soft spot for dark-haired men. His skin was like a reddish cafĂ© au lait and his smile was brilliant. Years had gone by since anyone had made my heart flutter and this man sent me into hyper drive with his good looks and great body.
“What’s your name, soldier? My comspec was a little lax in giving me your particulars.” I turned and headed toward the elevator. No one needed to see the desire building in me.
“Malik, sir.”
I glanced back at him, but continued to walk. “A first name?”
“Lieutenant Javed Malik, sir.”

eXtasy Books, my traditional epublisher, is having a sale on the books listed below. You can get a substantial savings and even some free things by just visiting their website. Hope to see you there and don’t forget to pick up your copies today of these fabulous sale books!

The Thing About Elves ~ Book 2 in the Santa’s Elves series
The Haunting of Maggie Grey ~ Award-winning Scottish Historical about a woman doctor
Captive Illusions: Iain and Kelsey ~ Story about a woman’s darkest fantasy
Fluke ~ Book 1 of the Orchid series, sci-fi romance
An Elf’s Desire ~ Book 3 in the Santa’s Elves series
A Love for Eggther ~ Book 3.5 in the Santa’s Elves series
Shopping Spree ~ Story about a very special dress shop

Again, please visit all the great authors at the My Sexy Saturday weekly blog hop listed below to read their sexy snippets. When you do, please share via Facebook or Twitter. It helps out a lot and every author appreciates it each and every time. If you’d like to do them all at once, search for the #hashtag #MySexySaturday or #MySexyAuthors to get all tweets of the day then retweet them to your heart’s content. You can even search by the #hashtags on Facebook and share the posts there as well. Remember, we adore each and every one of you!

See you all next week with more My Sexy Saturday!


Lynn 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

My Sexy Crush ~ @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain #MySexySaturday #MySexyAuthors, #MSS151

Welcome to week 151st week of My Sexy Saturday. This week’s theme is My Sexy Crush.  It’s been years since I’ve had a crush but I can still remember the pull on the heart strings and the flutter in the stomach. So, when trying to find the perfect snippet, I went to my current story because the hero and heroine had mutual crushes on each other when they were young. It was the closest I could get.

Life has been kicking my butt this month with the new house. So much to do, so little time. One positive thing is that I did get wonderful internet here, so I have no more excuses. I will be back on track with the Monday’s Scoop and My So-Called Writing Life Columns this week. And boy do I have a lot to share! Including the fact that I’m still not at my desk but a smaller tablet that doubles for meals. Ugh!

Please visit all the awesome authors of My Sexy Saturday. This is a fun place to test the waters for books and authors as each will share a sexy snippet with you. Every book is special and even though a theme is given each week, authors are not required to follow it exactly as every author has their own definition of sexy.

This week, I’m going back to my latest release, Sealed With A Kiss, found in Letterbox Love Stories. This story was so fun to write and is part of my new series Time Travel Bureau. This novella with be the kick off story and will be sold as a single title early next year. Here’s the set up for this wonderful novella:

In 2084, time travelling detective, Tandi Reynolds, tipped off by a letter, needs to stop an assassin before he kills a newly elected leader. When she finds him in 1874, Vienna, it’s clear a cold blooded killer is only one of her problems. Time is fleeting, so falling in love with her contact, the charismatic  Count Leopold Radetzky von Radetz, is a bad idea, but keeping her feelings in check is not easy when she relies on him for her every need.

Here’s my seven paragraphs from this great story:



She slowly sat up and drew her legs under her. “I supposed it would be too much to ask if you have an aspirin hiding somewhere…would it?”
“They should have packed you one in that silly little suitcase they sent with you.”
His accent was smooth, too smooth. She leaned in closer. “Do I know you?”
“I don’t know…should you?” He gave his head a toss and a shake, as if posing or possibly flinging water off himself.
She squinted at his profile, taken back to a time when she was young and her father traveled with the armed services of the US. Since they had family in Austria, he took a position for a few years in Germany. There she met all sorts of people and a kid named Leo who spoke English as well as she did. They were inseparable that first summer slowly growing apart as her time to leave got close.
She had been only twelve at the time and tried to keep up with him through letters as well as cards during the holidays. But somewhere in high school, they totally drifted apart and the exchanges stopped.
“You,” she whispered, reaching out to grab him by his lapels and drag him closer. Yup. Same eyes, same boyish grin with a touch of devil-may-care. “So that’s why I got the letter.”

As usual, my traditional ePublisher, eXtasy Books is having a sale on the books listed below. You can get a substantial savings and even some free things by just visiting their website. Hope to see you there and don’t forget to pick up your copies today of these fabulous sale books!

The Thing About Elves ~ Book 2 in the Santa’s Elves series
The Haunting of Maggie Grey ~ Award-winning Scottish Historical about a woman doctor
Captive Illusions: Iain and Kelsey ~ Story about a woman’s darkest fantasy
Fluke ~ Book 1 of the Orchid series, sci-fi romance
An Elf’s Desire ~ Book 3 in the Santa’s Elves series
A Love for Eggther ~ Book 3.5 in the Santa’s Elves series
Shopping Spree ~ Story about a very special dress shop

Again, please visit all the great authors at the My Sexy Saturday weekly blog hop listed below to read their sexy snippets. When you do, please share via Facebook or Twitter. It helps out a lot and every author appreciates it each and every time. If you’d like to do them all at once, search for the #hashtag #MySexySaturday or #MySexyAuthors to get all tweets of the day then retweet them to your heart’s content. You can even search by the #hashtags on Facebook and share the posts there as well. Remember, we adore each and every one of you!

See you all next week with more My Sexy Saturday!


Lynn 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday’s Scoop ~ @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain #AWriterInVienna #amwriting #amediting #amcreative #Happy4th



Hi Everyone!

Alas, the Austria Scoop is no more as I am here back in the States. What I do propose is to tell you about things I’ve seen in Austria or happenings around where I live. Sure, many of you don’t want to know about where I live most of the time but now that I’ll be in two places, maybe there will be things you’ll love to hear about.

But if you’ve been following me, you know we’ve decided to keep our Nevada house, at least for now, and it’s only 30 miles from lost wages – errr – Las Vegas. The other place we’ll be living is Los Alamos, New Mexico, which happens to be only an hour and less than an hour from two of my favorite places in the world – Taos and Santa Fe – both have been places on my ‘to live at’ list forever. Matter of fact, when I first got married, I begged my husband to get a job in Los Alamos and for years he tried. We both think it ironic that he gets to work there at the end of his career though that’s at least another ten years.

Anyway, we’re fixing up the Nevada house with a new roof, possibly new windows and just a general overhaul because it needs it. And the New Mexico house will be renovated in certain areas because it was a duplex at the start of its life. It’s gone back and forth between a single family home and a duplex for a while now. It has a half acre and we have plans for the backyard as well.

When we were looking at homes, we decided from the start we wanted to live on top of the mesa instead of the other places we could have. Don’t get me wrong, we looked at the other places but nothing appeals more the me than a home in the mountains and at 7300 feet, this one qualifies. The first house we chose was one that was a duplex converted to a single family home with a yoga studio and two kitchens. The DH was in a quandary as to what we’d do with another kitchen when I told him that we could build a master retreat and use the plumbing for an awesome bathroom.

Once he was on board, we were happily making plans when we got in a bidding war. Unfortunately, we lost that house but the next one we bid on was two houses down with more done, like the windows, the electric, new roof and furnace upgrades plus it was cheaper. We do have to put in a drive and a garage but we figure those things balance out because the cost would have been about the same overall. We also have to get new siding but we have a plan and we can’t wait to do this.

We’ve talked for years about doing a renovation but the DH has been afraid because of horror stories. I reminded him that we always ‘negotiate’ things, so why not with this as well. Again, he’s on board and I can’t wait to have a fantastic summer home. The heat in Nevada is killing me and I’d decided within the first couple weeks that I couldn’t make this my home during the hot months. Hence the two places. Here’s a couple of pictures of the places appropriately marked.

Front of New Mexico House

Front of Nevada House

And who would I be if I didn’t wish everyone in the US a Happy 4th of July! Keep it fun…keep it cool…and keep it safe. Hope you enjoyed this little look into what’s been happening with me on the new Monday Scoop. See you all next week!


Lynn 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

My Sexy Boss ~ @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain #MySexySaturday #MySexyAuthors, #MSS148

Welcome to week 148th week of My Sexy Saturday. This week’s theme is My Sexy Boss. I don’t have many boss books and only one comes to mind. But I do love sexy bosses and have laughed, cried, chuckled and sighed about many of them.

New month, new commitment and I have already scheduled the Monday’s Scoop and the My So-Called Writing Life columns. And while I will schedule the rest of this months, please know that they will be written before things even happen, so I might have to make corrections later. This last week has been horrid with the house deal in New Mexico through no fault of anyone except new home lending regulations. So I’m still at the dining room table and becoming slightly more comfortable here. Anyway…on to the reason we’re here!

Don’t forget to visit all the awesome authors of My Sexy Saturday. This is a fun place to test the waters for books and authors as each will share a sexy snippet with you. Every book is special and even though a theme is given each week, authors are not required to follow it exactly as every author has their own definition of sexy.

This week, we’re going back to a series that I love. Now, I know that you all have seen this one many times but let’s face it…elves are sexy. This story, The Thing About Elves, is part of my wonderful Santa’s Elves series. Here’s the set up for this wonderful novella:

It’s been two years since Angie’s friend, Tessa, got married to Jedrick and introduced her to his brother, Ardan. From the moment, she saw him she knew he was the man for her. There’s only one problem…he’s elf…an elf who swears human and elves don’t mix. But Angie has other plans in mind. When Ardan asks her to his house after the delivery of Tessa’s and Jedrick’s twins, she jumps at the chance. Even though he keeps telling her nothing will happen, they have been doing this dance for a very long time. And when she teases him by caressing his body, Ardan knows he’s lost. But love and commitment are more than just hot sex. Ardan still doesn’t trust human women and Angie is determined to prove that she is the woman…the only woman…for him. She loves medicine, the North Pole and him more than anything else in the world. When Ardan is summoned to help a hurt elf, he is unavailable and Angie goes in his stead to prove to him that she loves the community of elves as much as he does. But something goes terribly wrong and Ardan is left to care for a comatose and possibly dying Angie. Ardan realizing just how precious this woman is, vows to prove to her his love is fathomless. No matter what the future holds.

Here’s my seven paragraphs from this great story:



“I hear a ‘but’ in there somewhere. Just what’s the problem, Ardan? Am I finally getting on your nerves?” she winked at him.
Stepping back he looked down at her. Was he that transparent? He drew himself up to tower over her. “Your incessant chatter does put me on edge sometimes.”
He could almost feel the deep chuckle in her throat. It was almost as if a cat were purring.
“Are you sure it’s that? Maybe it’s my quick wit or sexy body that’s thrown you off?” she leaned into him. “Surely, you can’t resist me forever.”
Ardan snorted. Resist, indeed. “Madam, I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“Sure you do. You just don’t want to admit it, big boy. You want me,” she closed her eyes as if breathing in his scent just like he had done moments before. “And I want you.”
Slowly, she slid a finger up his leg and under his lab coat. If that hand or finger went an inch high, she would know that he lied. Still, he tried to will his body to obey his commands. Human women were off limits. Angie’s hand continued its journey up his leg and he knew he was lost. How was he going to explain this?

My traditional ePublisher, eXtasy Books is having a sale on the books listed below, including this one. You can get a substantial savings and even some free things by just visiting their website. Hope to see you there and don’t forget to pick up your copies today of these fabulous sale books!

The Thing About Elves ~ Book 2 in the Santa’s Elves series
The Haunting of Maggie Grey ~ Award-winning Scottish Historical about a woman doctor
Captive Illusions: Iain and Kelsey ~ Story about a woman’s darkest fantasy
Fluke ~ Book 1 of the Orchid series, sci-fi romance
An Elf’s Desire ~ Book 3 in the Santa’s Elves series
A Love for Eggther ~ Book 3.5 in the Santa’s Elves series
Shopping Spree ~ Story about a very special dress shop

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See you all next week with more My Sexy Saturday!


Lynn