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A Teaser Tuesday with In The Hay – Part 4

This is my last clip from In The Hay for #TeaserTuesday. Enjoy!

Hay 677x1000He swallowed back a groan. “If you can keep your hands to yourself, I’ll watch mine. If you can’t resist, though, I might better take that Tylenol.”

Her eyes narrowed.

“Just saying.” He couldn’t stop the grin. “You sounded and felt pretty damn pleased last night. I’m not sure you can keep your hands to yourself if I stayed.”

Her cheeks colored and thighs squeezed together. “Are you trying to dare me into sleeping with you?”

“Dare you?” He swallowed and tried hard to focus on her words, but all he kept seeing were her clenched leg muscles and how tight she’d gripped him last night. He forced words out. “No. Just trying to figure out what to expect. Sleep or more.”

“Sleep. That’s it.”

“You sure?”

She hesitated and licked her lips. Eyes drifted off to the side. “Y…es.”

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A Teaser Tuesday with In The Hay – Part 3

#TeaserTuesday I’m back with more from In The Hay, but this time here’s a little clip from Drew–

 

Hay 677x1000Damn it, she was making it hard to leave. And exactly why did he want to leave again? And why was she making it hard for him to leave… unless she really didn’t want him going anywhere. He glanced up and found her watching him. She held his gaze for only a moment and returned her attention to Clyde. She was so hard to read. Last night was clear and today was just all over different. He wanted the forward, sexy Lette who dragged him through a hay field.

Also, part of the point for being in this town was to prove a few things to his father. Like he could maintain his lifestyle and do his work. Two birds, one stone. “Look, thanks for letting me stay this long, but this couch is hard as hell. Unless you’re willing to share your bed, I’m going to head out.”

She stopped petting Clyde. “I’m not sure…”

She caught her lip between her teeth and he swallowed back a groan. “If you can keep your hands to yourself, I’ll watch mine. If you can’t resist, though, I might better take that Tylenol.”

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A Teaser Tuesday with In The Hay – Part 2

Welcome back to #TeaserTuesday ! I picked up the last sentence of my last share (you can find it by clicking my tag #KeriTeases ) so everyone would know what Lette was up to!

Hay 677x1000Sometime last night, during all her tossing and turning and remembering, she got the bright idea to get on the Internet and do a little Googling on the topic of sex.

She’d done that until daylight… and then later in the morning, afternoon, and well, she just shut her computer down not an hour ago and finally had some breakfast. She could say one thing for sure: she wasn’t near as clueless about sex as she’d been twenty-four hours earlier.

Stupid though, now that was a whole ‘nother ball game. With each new click and article and tip and suggestion, she’d gotten more interested, wanted more, wanted Drew to act out and explain what she was reading. So much in fact, she’d nearly caved. Had gone to dress for the night three separate times, each time catching sight of her naked butt in the mirror and cringing over the idea of him wanting to stare at it. Never mind her boobs. Or the rest of her spread out before him. And there’d been mention of tasting like she was dessert. Good God, what if she tasted bad. Oh yes, she had Googled “foods to make down there taste better” along with several other phrases.

Pineapple kept popping up. The last time she’d had pineapple? At least six months ago, if not more. So no, no tasting there.

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A Teaser Tuesday with In The Hay

Welcome to #TeaserTuesday other authors have been doing this on Facebook, so I thought it’d be something fun to start in 2014!

This comes from one of my favorite books I’ve written—In The Hay

Hay 677x1000The rag in Nicolette’s hand fell from her fingertips. Her stomach plummeted to the tile floor with it. It was him. Drew. The

man with smooth kisses and soft hands who had kept her awake all night and agitated all day. This single man who had tossed her thoughts around.

What was he doing here? How did he find her? Coolness draped across her cheeks. Her vision swam. Just how in the hell had he found her? She’d told no one where she was staying. For Pete’s sake, he was the only one she talked to enough to say she was house-sitting.

He leaned on the doorframe. A dish was in his hands. “I was just on my way to meet you, but Shellie asked me to bring this to this house. I had no idea you’d be opening the door.”

He glanced down the front of her, no doubt seeing her oversized shirt, baggy boxer shorts, no makeup, and hair in a half-put-up ponytail. Yeah, he probably realized she wasn’t planning on being there. He likely figured that last night when she ran out of there while he played good Samaritan and helped with the two drunks.

She went back and forth all day over whether she should show up tonight or not. But in the end, she’d decided to stay in. She wasn’t a coward. She was just sticking to her guns. It was hard, too. Sometime last night, during all her tossing and turning and remembering, she got the bright idea to get on the Internet and do a little Googling on the topic of sex.

 

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Snippet from my Feb 2013 book

I’m supposed to be writing, but I’m not. email and twitter and facebook and pinterest and oh boy!

Or maybe it’s just because I’m out of coffee. That’s probably it. Which makes me wonder if my mom has any at her house next door. I’ll check that out in a bit. Anyway, here’s a little clip of my February 2013 book, Taken By Trouble. It’s the first in the Borrowing Trouble Series coming out next year!

This is rough, so typos, grammar erros and all that jazz are probably likely.

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Clark parked in front of the pizza place she’d wanted and she was out of the truck and heading for the door before he even got his seatbelt off. He shook his head and chased after, catching up to her just inside. “You forgot me.”
She smiled up at him. “Move faster. I’m hungry.”
She stepped up the counter, ordered the cheesy breadsticks, medium pizza and dessert pizza just as she said. Then she looked over her shoulder. “What are you going to eat?”
He ordered a thin crust cheese and as he pulled his wallet out, she had her debit card swiped through the machine and the waitress passing her a number. “I was going to get it.”
“After all you’re doing, paying for the pizza is the least I can do. Come on, we don’t have long.”
“Where….” His words were said to no one as she was already off, moving through the tables as fast as she does while serving at the bar and slipped in the arcade.
He followed her in and found her dropping a quarter in the pinball machine. He leaned on the side, watched her knocked the ball with the paddles all of six times before she lost the ball and the machine flashed her low score.
She grunted, pulled the handled and took another turn. “We came here all the time as kids. Robbie and Jeffery are so good at this game. Could sit here and play for an hour it seemed and rack up big scores. I suck.”

And with that, the ball dropped down the center of the flippers. She pointed at the machine. “It hates me.”

He laughed. “I don’t think it has feelings.”

“Oh, yes it does.” She dropped another quarter in. “Whenever I come here, I always play and figure one day I’d beat their score. Hasn’t happened yet.”

He glanced to the flashing lights and the score adding up. Then she lost the ball. “You’ve probably gotten close.”

She just looked at him, pulled the knob for her next turn and played. “I come here once every few weeks or so and try. I still suck at it.”

“Maybe this just isn’t your game then.” He glanced around the small arcade filled with kids. “Surely there’s something in here you can master. What about skeet? Now that’s a good game.”

Her gaze never left pinball. “I am the master at whacking the frog on the head and sending him back under his lily pad.”

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Week 3: Play Peek!

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Please, please, please have a safe and fun holiday! Eat plenty of barbeque and cake!

 

If you’ve been following along on my Monday’s Play Peek, here’s the 3rd installment. Next week will be the last one!

What is the Play Peek? Every Monday of my Roughnecks Blog Tour for Rough Ride I’m posting a section of chapter one of book two in the series, Rough Play (say that five times fast!…or maybe it’s not that hard after all.) To catch up, here’s  Week 1 and Week 2.

A dismissal. Other men would probably walk away. Jacob wasn’t like other men. He saw something he wanted and he wasn’t going anywhere until getting it. If life taught him one thing it was you want it, you gotta go get it. And he wanted. “Need any help?”

Her ponytail swished across her back, the loose, long blonde strands fell over her shoulder as she glanced around. “Thought we decided I was plenty capable?”

“We did. But if you finish early there’s time to take you to dinner.”

She propped her fists on her hips and met his gaze. Dear God by the spark in her eye and turn of her brow, he was just getting a taste of this woman. “Are you asking me out because you think I’m easy? Because I’m a plumber I probably don’t get a lot of dates.”

Direct. Even better. “If I thought you were easy, I wouldn’t have bothered with the dinner part.”

Her lips twitched. “Too bad.”

He followed. “Too bad what?”

“Too bad you didn’t take me for easy.” She glanced over her shoulder. “That I would have gone for.”

She was speaking his language now. He didn’t think it possible, but this woman just got better and better. “Well in that case.”

She chuckled, her finger tsk’d side-to-side in the air. “Nope. Too late. You’ve already shown your colors as one of those clingy relationship guys. We had a good thing going here. You ruined it with that date talk.”

Jacob Iverson. Clingy relationship guy. He nearly laughed aloud. Dear God, the people who would fall on their asses if they ever heard that. “Are you for real?”

She continued walking, chin up, steps sure and words sounding somewhat distracted. “Last time I checked I was, but if you wake up from a dream in a few hours I guess you’ll know.”

He was helpless but to follow. He didn’t follow women. Never even chased this much. By now there was either an unmistakable cold shoulder or an agreement for later. This was still uncertain. And exciting. Jacob was in desperate need of exciting to break up the nonstop work he’d been doing for the last seven months. Or pretending to do, if you asked his brothers. “So you could be the woman of my dreams.”

Her brow lifted. “Again with the clingy talk.”

He’d moved close enough to smell the scent coming from her. She’d squatted again and that little patch of skin was back on display. “Depends on the kind of dream.”

She laughed. The sound full and rich. “Touché.”

“What time and where should I pick you up? Or would you rather meet?”

“Maybe next time I see you at the bar I’ll just meet you around back in five minutes?”

Heat settled through his bones and sent a groan up the back of his throat. Hell. Yeah. See, he knew this girl was something different. “I’ll be at the bar when the door opens today.”

She chuckled. “I already have plans tonight.”

“Another day?”

She grinned and reached in her tool belt again. “Let me know if you wake up from that dream to people throwing rice at us or if we’re sweating. Then I’ll let you know.”

Throwing rice? He all but shook at the idea of marriage. Commitment. One woman and a thin sheet of paper binding them for eternity. Or at least through the length of divorce court. His skin itched and crawled. Like an allergy. Being allergic to the idea of marriage. Sounded about right. “I’ll do that. Will you be back here tomorrow so I can give you my answer?”

“Depends if I finish taking my measurements today.”

“How about a phone number just in case?”

Her brow arched and she pulled her tape measure from her hip. “How about we let fate decide?”

“Seems risky.”

“We’ve been passing each other for months. Fate is well on our side.”

He grinned. “True. What about a name so I know what to call out? Unless you like Diner Chick.” He glanced to her hips. “Or now that I’ve seen the belt, I can call you Tool Belt Chick.”

She shook her head and a humored huff of breath pushed out of her. “Are you saying the belt turns you on?”

He glanced down her body. He couldn’t find anything about her that wasn’t turning him on at the moment. Mud included. He nearly outlined her body with his hands, but resisted. “Will you wear it when we meet in the alley for hot sweaty sex just steps away from getting caught?”

He thought she might have shivered, but he wasn’t sure. It was hard to tell with the way her breasts pressed against the front of that tight shirt. She stroked a hand over the old leather of her belt. “I don’t wear it when I’m not working. Besides, it would wrinkle my pants.”

“Well there’s a simple solution to that.”

“What’s that?” A single shaped brow lifted.

“Don’t wear pants.”

 

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You do for family, no matter what. Lane Iverson knows that better than anyone. Harboring a secret about his mother’s death, Lane is counting the days until he finishes helping his brothers with some work and can head back to his hiding hole hours away. As long as he doesn’t have to face his three brothers every day, the guilt is easier to carry.

There is only one thing that can risk his plan. All of five foot tall with these deep eyes and a voice that shudders through him. The completely addicting, Gretchen Jones. She’s been watching him the entire time he’s been in town. With courage from her friends behind her, she confronts what she wants. To her surprise, that’s the easy part. Keeping her heart protected when she knows he’ll be leaving? Not so easy, but her only choice.

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Week 3: The Roughnecks Blog Tour

Not part of my blog tour, but visiting me during the middle of mine, the winner of Lucky In Love by Jill Shalvis goes to ClaudiaGC email me your snail mailing address!

Up next, Week 2 winners from The Roughnecks Blog Tour!

The winner of Stone Kissed by Keri Stevens from Melissa Schroeder’s blog is Shelley B.

Inez Kelley’s Turn It Up from Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews goes to Maria D.

Choice of Winnie Griggs backlist from my post at Arlene Hittle’s goes to Jackie Tessnair

Two Brothers by Christina Wolfer at Everybody Needs A Little Romance goes to bn100

Long-Distance Lovers by The Karens goes to Annie Nicholas

If we haven’t already been in contact, please email me at authorkeriford @ gmail. com (no spaces)

And the tour continues!

Monday, May 28th, I’ll be right here at my blog for the Week 3 Play Peek! (To catch up on the first chapter from the next book in the series, check the posts I made on Week 1 and Week 2)

Tuesday, May 29th I’m crashing Kaily Hart’s blog

Wednesday, May 30th I’ll be Babette James!

Books up for grabs this week are

Thanks to these awesome authors for donating to my tour for this week’s giveaways!

I’ll post all the winners of these contests on my blog this Sunday. Tip: if the winner of one of the books fails to contact me, I’ll pick a new winner out of those subscribed to my blog (top right–enter your email).

The book featured for this part of the tour is Rough Ride

I don’t know how long it will last, but Rough Ride is discounted at $2.69 at All Romance Ebooks!! Thanks everyone for picking the book up. It’s inched it’s way up to #78 in their Contemporary Romance Category. Go book go!

Like to read before you buy? Chapter One is here

You do for family, no matter what. Lane Iverson knows that better than anyone. Harboring a secret about his mother’s death, Lane is counting the days until he finishes helping his brothers with some work and can head back to his hiding hole hours away. As long as he doesn’t have to face his three brothers every day, the guilt is easier to carry.

There is only one thing that can risk his plan. All of five foot tall with these deep eyes and a voice that shudders through him. The completely addicting, Gretchen Jones. She’s been watching him the entire time he’s been in town. With courage from her friends behind her, she confronts what she wants. To her surprise, that’s the easy part. Keeping her heart protected when she knows he’ll be leaving? Not so easy, but her only choice.

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Rough Ride – New Excerpt Posted!!!

Coming May 2012 is the first book of my new series, The Roughnecks! I finally have details and Chapter One ready to post!

You do for family, no matter what. Lane Iverson knows that better than anyone. Harboring a secret about his mother’s death, Lane is counting the days until he finishes helping his brothers with some work and can head back to his hiding hole hours away. As long as he doesn’t have to face his three brothers every day, the guilt is easier to carry.

There is only one thing that can risk his plan. All of five foot tall, with these deep eyes and a voice that shudders through him. The completely addicting, Gretchen Jones. She’s been watching him the entire time he’s been in town. With courage from her friends behind her, she confronts what she wants. To her surprise, that’s the easy part. Keeping her heart protected when she knows he’ll be leaving? Not so easy, but her only choice.
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All Back and Buns!

Who wants to take a vote? How many pushups do you think this guy does for those shoulders? Let’s not forget the buns– whoa crap! look a those babies!

This cover might be my favorite. But I’m not sure. I do still have tomorrow’s cover left to show and…WOW. yeah. just you wait!

Rough Play is the second in The Roughnecks coming in 2012. I promise you, the characters are holding up to the title! Flora and Jacob are playing a dangerous game of flirtation and friends-with-benefit and everything about them is alllll rough.

Want proof? How about a little excerpt for you?

 

Jacob winced. “Sorry. You cursed, I thought I’d offer to help a woman in distress.”

“I’m not in distress.” She released the hold on the tape. The long metal sucked back in the holder. She pulled a pad of paper from her belt, added a number to an already long list and tucked the note back away.

“Now that I’m closer, I see you look plenty capable.” And tough. But still beautiful. And curious. And interesting. Jacob hadn’t come across that combination in a while.

“Thank you. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have more measurements to take.”

“Need any help?”

Her ponytail swished across her back as she glanced around. “Thought we established I was plenty capable?”

“We did. But if you finish early, that means there’s time to take you to dinner.”

She propped her hands on her hips and met his gaze and dear God by the spark in her eye and turn of her brow, he was just getting a taste of this woman. “Are you asking me out because you think I’m easy?”

“If I thought you were easy, I wouldn’t have bothered with the date part.”

Her lips twitched. “Too bad.” She slipped her pad in her tool belt and walked across the kitchen. Her arms were out and holding her balance like some circus walker.

He followed. “Too bad what?”

“Too bad you didn’t take me for easy.” She glanced over her shoulder. “That I would have gone for.”

“Well, in that case.”

She chuckled. “Nope. Too late. You’ve already shown your colors as one of those clingy relationship guys.”

Jacob Iverson. Clingy relationship guys. He nearly laughed aloud. Dear God, the people who would fall on their asses if they ever heard that. “Are you for real?”

She continued walking, chin up, steps sure and words sounding somewhat distracted. “Last time I checked I was. If you wake from a dream in a few hours, I guess you’ll know.”

He was helpless but to follow. “Ah, so you could be the woman of my dreams.”

Her brow lifted. “Again with the clingy talk.”

“Depends on the kind of dream.”

She laughed. The sound full and rich. “Touché.”

  **excerpt is subject to change, editing or deletion entirely from the final version**

 Until tomorrow for the last cover, here’s a recap of The Roughnecks….

 

If you haven’t checked it out—I have a new release! Chasing Her Trail is now available! If you like Small Town Sexy Contemporary, be sure to check it out!

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Hot Chest and Abs? –CHECK!

 So I got some covers over the weekend!!! Here’s the first cover of my upcoming series, The Roughnecks

What do you think? Yes? We like? I like! Just wait until you see the other 2! oh man! *fans self*

How about an excerpt?

She closed the refrigerator and walked toward his bedroom. “When’s the last time you had a real meal?”

He had no choice but to follow her in there. Not when she was talking to him and wasn’t going to be as rude as to yell back from the kitchen. His momma would smack him from the grave for that. “Um, I ate at the diner in town for lunch.”

She spun around in the middle of his bedroom, her skirt flying up and swishing high around her thighs as she moved. “That doesn’t count.”

He leaned on the door frame to make sure he didn’t cross the room just to show her how fine he was doing on his food. “You don’t think your friend feeds me well enough?”

She rolled her eyes. “Tonya doesn’t cook worth a damn. What you’re eating is all frozen foods slapped together. It’s a glorified frozen dinner meal that looks halfway decent on a plate. I’ve worked there. I’ve seen. I get on her for it, but people in there would croak over if she dared to change one thing.”

He gave her a shrug. “Don’t change what’s working.”

She shook her head and flipped through a few cabinets in the bathroom. She didn’t look in them so much as just opened and closed. “I’ll have to fix you something to change it.”

Oh no. Oh hell no. Not a good idea. “I don’t think you feeding me is in our rental agreement.”

“It’s not.”

“Do you cook for all your renters?”

Her lips curled up as she moved across the bedroom and then returned to him. “Only the ones who stare at my ass when my back is turned.”

**subject to edits, changes or possible deletion all together in the final version!**

If you haven’t checked it out—I have a new release! Chasing Her Trail is now available! If you like Small Town Sexy Contemporary, be sure to check it out!

For $1.99 at TMP | Amazon | Smashwords | AllRomanceEbooks | Bookstrand (will be available in more places soon! distribution times and all that)

*if you have a paypal account, it’s SUPER easy to order from TMP. No need to create a TMP account. Select the books you like, check out using your paypal account and a link with format options to download will be sent to you!

 

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