On the run from British troops, American Revolutionary War spy Ryan Straughn forces Emily Nevins to hide him on her English farm. But Emily already keeps secrets that could mean her demise if discovered. Nevertheless as the long night wears on, attraction sizzles and they give in to unexpected passion, sure they’ll never see each other again…
He asked a question, his voice a deep vibration that reached to her toes. Her very flesh tingled, sending shivers of delight through her. Her breasts ached and became exquisitely tender. She gasped as he drew her even closer, his large hands moving along her spine.
“Yes…,” she sighed, affirming her suspicion that this man’s arms would be heaven.
“Sweet…” His voice was hoarse with desire as he lifted his head to speak as he brushed across her lips. “Are you the most courageous woman I know…or the most reckless?”
Reckless. Unconscionably reckless…
He nudged her robe open with his chin and lowered his mouth to the slope of one aching breast. She caught her breath and choked back another gasp when he captured one tingling crown with his lips and tugged gently. She tangled her fingers through his dark hair to hold him close. The sensation was so foreign, yet so completely delicious, that she wanted it to go on forever. She sighed. “Tell me your…name, sir, that I…may know who my dreams…”
“You mock me?” he growled.
She gave a soft, husky laugh at his pretended outrage.
The deep vibration of his voice against her skin sent shock waves along her spine.
“By all that is holy…I must be mad! Were it any night but tonight, I’d sweep this desk clear and take you here and now.”
Emily fervently wished it were any other night. She’d have yielded him anything—everything—when he nibbled a greedy path back up her neck and cherished the tender flesh at the hollow of her throat before lifting his head.
He brushed tendrils of hair back from her cheeks with this thumbs. “Now that you’ve seen my face, my only safety—and yours—lies in the fact that you do not know who I am.”
She did not bother to deny his accusation. But betrayal had been the furthest thing from her mind. She caught her breath on a gasp as he slipped his hand up her bare thigh, exposed in the gap of her robe.
She struggled free of his arms and moved away, fighting to regain her composure and recall the true nature of this man.
Blood-red splotches on his shirt sleeve reminded her that this man had murdered someone this very night. She would be fortunate if she escaped with her life. She pushed him away to gather her robe more closely around her. This had to end before she forgot herself again. She was breathless when she spoke. “Your ten minutes are up, sir. If you are a man of your word, you will leave.”
Confessions Of A Social Network Troglodyte
Facebook, Blogs, Twitter, GoodReads, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+, Websites, and on and on and... My head is buzzing with the chatter. And, sadly, as a born introvert, I’m a bit inept at it all.
I can write books, long letters to friends and even instructional handbooks, but I can’t think of 140 characters to Tweet. I can catch up with a girlfriend on the phone or in email, but I can’t imagine what I should put in my status bar on Facebook. I struggle with LinkedIn because I can’t discover what I should be doing there. And I spend so bloody much time trying to figure all this out, that I can’t seem to find enough time to write the next book. So far, I have under-used accounts for all the above but Tumblr. And now it looks like My Space may be back.
So I thought I’d step back and take a deep breath. One task at a time. Master—or at least become competent in—one thing before moving on to the next. And that idea had me wondering, which one first? What is the best, most used, most effective Social Media? Where am I most likely to connect with like-minded people? My guess would be FaceBook, but I could be wrong about that. I have both a personal profile and an author page and wish I knew which is most popular with readers and other writers.
Which brings me to my question. Which social media do you use most? Where do you connect and interact most? And if you had to choose only ONE, which would it be? In fact, if you’d like to give me your ratings in order of preference, I’d appreciate that.
And just in case you’d like to connect, or have any tips or advice for a Social Media Troglodyte, here are my links.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GailRanstrom or @gailranstrom
I’d love to hear your suggestions!