Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tuesday Blog & Excerpt

December here we are! Can you believe that it is almost Christmas time? Well, seeing that time isn't going to slow down - we might as well sink ourselves into a good excerpt. But before we get to that let me inform you on the latest and greatest.

Lucy has some releases coming out and you should check them out (when they come out)!

--"Star Quality" - mass market re-release available in December.
--"The Spy Who Wants Me" - available in January 2009
--"Watch Over Me" - available June 2009

Visit lucymonroe.com for up to date news, contests, and sneak-peek excerpts.

Enjoy the excerpt from Moon Magnetism in Star Quality...

Considering the type of lovemaking he wanted, the level of personal sexual submission he was asking for, she could understand completely his desire for absolute clarity on what she was willing to do and participate in. It just went to show that no matter how dominant he wanted to play in the bedroom, he didn’t want to take anything she wasn’t prepared to give.
She liked that. She liked it a lot and it gave her the courage to give him the verbal confirmation he needed.
“Yes, I want you to love me.” She meant that quite literally, but she would settle for the physical variety. She didn’t have any choice.
The prospect of never knowing anything of his love for her entire life was too depressing to even consider.
“Any way you want,” she added for good measure.
Passion and approval flared in his eyes. “You don’t know how much that pleases me, sweetheart.”
The rich satisfaction in his voice was hard to mistake.
“I think I do.”
He smiled. “Maybe you do.”
He didn’t try to play footsie with her again, or say anything even borderline embarrassing as their meal was served and they began to eat. They discussed his proposal for upgrading the inn and she had to admit his ideas were sound. Neither of them mentioned the fact those ideas would put her out of a job.
He probably thought she was overreacting and didn’t see that as the actual outcome. She knew better, but had no desire to diminish the rapport with a negative reminder.
They were halfway through the main course and she had just finished telling him a humorous story about one of the guests when he got that look in his eyes again. The sexy-pirate-I’m-going-to-ravish-you look.
Her breath caught in her throat and she stared at him with the feeling she’d just been caught in the hunter’s sights and no matter how fast or far she ran, it wouldn’t be enough to get away.
“I want you to go to the ladies restroom and remove your panties, then come back to the table.”
“What?” she demanded in shock.
“You heard me.”
“But Blake!” She’d never done anything like that in her life.
“You know what to do if you have a problem with that.” There wasn’t the least amount of give in his expression and the tone of his voice challenged her.
“I’m not wearing panties,” she said, blurting out the first thing that came to her mind, just managing to keep it to a staccato whisper so other diners did not hear.
If he’d looked dangerous before, he now looked positively feral. “Hose or thigh highs?” he asked in a guttural voice.
“Go to the ladies and remove them.”
Ivy stared at him. All she had to do was say his last name and he wouldn’t ask her to do it again. She was tempted. It would be safer. It would also establish limits she wasn’t willing to go beyond. Limits she’d never gone past before, but he’d said he wanted to push her past those limits and the thing was...she wanted to be pushed.
She took a sip of her wine, wetting a suddenly dry mouth.
“Ivy?” The look of concern mixed with sexual hunger in his eyes wrapped itself around her heart and squeezed.
This man was so incredible.
She pushed her chair back and stood. “I’ll be right back.”


Blake couldn’t believe she’d done it. He couldn’t believe he’d asked. Hell, he’d always been an aggressive lover, but he’d never felt this need to obliterate a woman’s sexual boundaries. Except that was exactly what he wanted to do with Ivy Kendall.
She was so controlled. So buttoned up and proper. Giving control to him in the bedroom would be hard for her, but ultimately rewarding. He knew it. They both knew it, or she wouldn’t be on her way to the restroom right now, her hips shifting in a subtle rhythm that made his arousal pulse painfully against his fly.


Jane said...

Happy Release Day, Lucy.

limecello said...

Whee Star Quality :) Happy release day!

Amy said...

I love this book. All the stories in the book are excellent

Virginia said...

Congrats on your release Lucy

CrystalGB said...

Another great excerpt. :)

Susan said...

Happy Release Day, Lucy!

Star Quality is a fantastic book!

Kathleen said...

Congrats on your new release! And congrats to all readers for more great books that we get to read :)