Welcome to week 78th week of My Sexy Saturday The week’s theme is My Sexy Date. This week will be short and sweet since I have a horrible head cold. I’m trying to recover but with the cold outside, I’ve discovered I’m totally housebound for a few days as the less than freezing temps have a negative effect on my throat. Still, it took me a while to find a book where my characters actually date. Most of the time, they are thrown into their situations and come together as a result of those situations. Some of them have had prior knowledge of each other but most of them haven’t gone out on a date. I did manage to find something I think you’ll enjoy.
My multi-day post on my Facebook author page where I tell you five things about myself is still going because I haven’t posted the last day. I should have made it a weekly thing, yeah, weeklies I can do but daily sometimes isn’t doable. I should have put that in the five things. I do remember saying I have to write everything down and obviously, I missed that last day. I will rectify that tomorrow when I put up the last post. And the giveaway for the $25 Amazon gift card is still in place. I will be giving that away.
The weather in Austria looks beautiful but it is very, very cold and therefore I’m having an inside day. The head cold is just so draining and I want to be at my best when the week starts. Lots of things to do for writing and just my life in general. There was a second protest that happened last week and it was a little more intense. They took out anything in the park that could be used as a weapon meaning no benches, chairs or trash cans. It was rather odd looking. It remained relatively calm because those on the haters side decided to stay home. Guess it was too cold for them. Let’s hope, Austria settles down for a bit here.
My new weekly column, My Writing Life, that was supposed this week on Tuesday, didn’t because I hadn’t written it down and I wasn’t feeling too hot. Also, I was waiting for my family to receive their packages this week. I was anxious anyway and probably would have told you just how neurotic I was then and not something relevant to my writing life. Wait…a neurotic moment is probably relevant to my writing life…I promise not to be so short sighted next time. Look for it this week. Promise.
This week I am sharing something I’ve shared a few times but I never get enough of. I should really be writing science fiction or fantasy romance all the time. It flows so naturally and is something I really, really love. This is book 1 of my Girls Night Out series and it all starts with a girls date. You know the kind, where you get all your girlfriends and do something really decanident. You go out and have fun. Sometimes it ends great, sometimes it ends bad and sometimes it ends just right. In this woman’s case, it’s somewhere in between all the good, the bad and the ugly. I know what the second book is all about but it’s still in the planning stages and I’m hoping that some friends will also be writing stories in this world though their stories will be more contemporary in nature. I hope you like this glimpse into the world of Sky Nerezsh, who is The Harvester. Here’s the setup:
Princess Sky Xera Nerezsh came to earth to avoid the normal succession to the throne. Being the oldest daughter, she will be required to murder her mother in order to secure her path to power. Sky loves her mother and refuses this way, choosing instead to disappear in the vast reaches of space. When her past collides with her present, she has to think quick on her feet, claim two men and a whole planet just to avoid the inevitable: a meeting with her mother. Along the way, she discovers true love and a burning need to be there for them always. Now if the other Harvesters can just keep to themselves, they’ll have no problems. But who said true love was ever easy.
Science fiction has always been my first love. The very first story I completed was about a woman who lost her memory while on a space ship. That story turned into the first book in the Orchid series from eXtasy Booksand it’s in the list below as one of my books they are having a sale on. I took that love for science fiction and twisted it a little to come up with this story because it’s all about family intrigue, roaming the galaxy and finding the one you love. And to think, it all started with a girls night out. Enjoy the snippet!
“You taste good,” she murmured before pressing her lips to his. Their tongues warred for supremacy over the other and when she pulled back she was shaken to the bone. No one had ever made her feel this way. Jaxon’s hands slid around to cup her breasts and she knew if she allowed them to touch her any more, they would need to find a bed and fast. Lifting her hand, she pulled his face to her neck, feeling his tongue snake out and lick the pulse beating there.
“Jaxon...we only have a few seconds.” Zane’s voice cut through her mental haze.
Suddenly, the music blared and they were gone. She opened her eyes to see them going on stage apparently to perform. It didn’t matter as she succeeded in successfully tagging them. Sky smiled to herself. Men everywhere were just the same. Give them a little bit of ass and they came running. Still, these two made her feel something she hadn’t felt in all the years working for her mother. It was as if – no, she wouldn’t let herself over think this situation. She would do what she needed to save this world then leave those two no matter how she felt.
She gave another glance toward the two performing on stage to a tune she felt appropriate as some of the words were ‘Princes of the Universe.’ These two could definitely be princes somewhere but probably not in her sector of the universe. That portion was reserved for the women calling the shots and being in charge. Sky didn’t know how many times she wanted to laugh when earth born would call her Xena as there were some distinct differences. The woman was way too nice in her opinion.
Sky tried to be as inconspicuous as possible going back down the stairs. She needed to get to her ship and do some prep work before she brought aboard any passengers. That was all she really expected them to be for the short time they were with her. She knew if she didn’t take them with her while filing her claim, Jesata would tag them. It could take her years to get them back and by that time they would be broken or worse. She witnessed the things people did to their slaves and women were by far the worse.
Maybe it had to do with man’s previous domination over females, which made the brothel owners hatred run deep of the male species. She heard some horrible things that happened to women on this planet but for the most part they were cherished and revered by the men of this world. But sometimes, men went berserk and then chaos ensued. Nothing controlled the chaos of a man’s mind once he went off the deep end. If these two had the chance to explore the universe maybe they wouldn’t go crazy as many on this rock had.
Sky edged back along the wall, cautious as she didn’t want to see Jesata at all before she went to her ship. She needed to call Avery before she went and make some excuse. Since she had been an exemplary employee who had never called in sick once nor ever had a family emergency, she felt no qualms about asking for time off. If the man knew she planned to save their way of life, she felt sure there would be no problem but is wasn’t something she could explain to him with truth.
This book is available from Shooting Star Books. My traditional ePublisher, eXtasy Books is currently having a $0.99 sale on some of my books. There’s a big selection and if you’ve never read any of my stories, now’s the time to get them at a great discount and see if I write stories you like. Pick up your copies today!
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
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
Don’t forget to visit all the great authors from the My Sexy Saturday weekly blog hop listed below. They have even more amazing and sexy snippets to share.
Have a great weekend...see you next week with another My Sexy Saturday edition!