Today we have the gorgeous Lori Brighton sharing an exclusive excerpt with us! Wild Desire has been out for a few months now, so you might have read it, but if not, here’s a chance for a special never before posted peek! And she also is sharing the blurb of her upcoming book, To Seduce an Earl.
First He Drove Her Mad
In what feels like a moment, Beatrice Edmund goes from being a proper lady cooped up in a stuffy Scottish castle to traveling miles from anything she’s ever known, in the midst of the wildest adventure of her life. And at the center of that adventure is the most infuriating, puzzling scoundrel on earth. She cannot take her eyes off him.
Then He Drove Her Wild
Colin Fitch cannot deny he’s drawn to Beatrice–but lust is all he could possibly feel for the sharp-tongued minx. Still, if there’s a chance she can help him stop the madman he pursues, he must withstand her obvious disapproval. Yet withstanding the longing he feels for her is growing more troublesome by the second. . . And Colin has never been terribly good at staying out of trouble. . .
Softly, his lips pressed to hers, his teeth nipping the sensitive skin over and over as she’d done with the fruit. Finally, Bea could take no more. Boldly she slipped her tongue into his mouth. He seemed surprised by her move. But just as quickly, Colin took control. With a low growl, his tongue met hers thrust for thrust.
Bea knew she was getting in deep, murky waters but she couldn’t seem to care. Colin’s hand slipped from her hair to her collar. Before she could even realize his intentions, he’d opened three of her buttons. Part of her mind screamed for him to stop him. She silenced that part, pushed it to the furthest recesses of her mind.
Her shirt gaped enough for him to slip his warm hand inside. His palm cupped her left breast. Bea’s nipples instantly hardened, growing heavy with his touch. She wanted him, all of him, so much so that she’d sell her very soul. He tore his mouth from hers and lowered his head, pressing his lips to her neck. Lower. His mouth rested in the valley between her breasts.
Bea sighed, tilting her head back. Overhead, stars twinkled in the darkening sky, diamonds on dark velvet. The night was magical, Colin was magical. The things he was doing to her, the way she felt, was magical.
“Lovely,” she thought she heard him whisper.
She wasn’t sure. It didn’t matter if he’d said the word or not, for she felt lovely under his attention. The way he looked at her, the way he touched her, she’d never felt so attractive, never felt so heady with power.
Suddenly, Colin stiffened and pulled away. She felt his absence like the winter in Scotland, cold and piercing.
He pressed his finger to her lips. “Shhh.”
His gaze narrowed, his breath coming out in short, sharp pants.
The fine hairs on Bea’s neck stood on end. “Colin?” she whispered.
He shook his head, his gaze scanning the scrub beyond the light of their fire. She froze, her heart slamming against her chest as she waited for an explanation. Then she heard it…the snap of a branch.
Bea sucked in a breath, her skin crawling. Colin surged to his feet while Bea fumbled with the buttons on her shirt.
“Show yourself,” Colin demanded, his voice hard and sure, so sure that for one blessed moment Bea thought they had nothing to worry about. Perhaps Raj had found them?
“Damn,” Colin whispered just loud enough for her to hear.
Fear spurred her into action. Bea jumped to her feet and peeked around his shoulder.
Five men stood before them, wearing only trousers, their thin, tanned chests bare. But the state of their undress didn’t attract Bea’s attention. No, the rifles did.
That’s not all! Read the blurb of my newest release, To Seduce an Earl!
On the outskirts of London in a meadow of lavender, sits a house of esteemed ill repute. But this is no house geared toward pleasing men. No, this house is for women who have come to seek their own delight. And for three young ladies it’s where they’ll find something completely unexpected…true love.
Grace Brisbane will do whatever it takes to save her dying mother, but with a stepbrother intent on gambling and drinking, their funds have run dry. What’s a girl to do when she’s left poor and destitute? Seduce an Earl, of course. Handsome and rich, the Earl of Rodrick is the perfect target. Unfortunately, Rodrick despises innocent virgins. There’s only one place where Grace can learn the secrets of seduction… Lavender Hills. The moment Grace spots Alex, the man who will teach her the ways of intimacy, she knows she must guard her heart. Alex is charming and gorgeous and completely inappropriate.
As a young man, Alex Weston is blackmailed into working at Lavender Hills in order to save his family from London ’s prisons. There could be worse ways to spend his days and nights. Still, seduction has become a chore and thoughts of freedom keep him up at night. Until he receives a new client, the sweet Grace Brisbane. He should be thinking only of his growing need to escape, instead he’s captivated by the lovely Grace. The more time they spend together, the more he realizes that their brief meetings aren’t enough. For while marriage between a lady and a whore could never happen, Alex knows in his heart that he is willing to accept nothing less.
Lori has very generously offered prizes to some lucky commenters as well! Two winner will win two books each! I’m jealous! Each winner will receive a print copy of Wild Desire, as well as an e-copy of To Seduce an Earl. (As it’s only available electronically.) And of course, there are prizes being offered as part of the charity post too, which is the sticky post – so remember to check that out if you haven’t yet.
So what do you think? Any comments, or questions for Lori?