Monday, 12 September 2011

Release Day!

Double Strokes, my first short story ebook with Total-E-Bound is out today! I'd like to offer you a taste to celebrate.

"... You must be mad, Gemma admonished herself as she wove through the crowds towards the nearest bar tent, the tingling sensation on the back of her neck telling her that two sets of predatory eyes tracked her every move.
Lord, she needed a drink.
Long before arriving, she’d had a bad feeling about this—a feeling that had only intensified the moment she’d stepped into the riverside enclosure and seen what was awaiting her. She’d known then it had been a mistake to let Ben talk her into coming here today to meet up with both himself and Nate Hunter.
But not nearly as big a mistake as she’d made assuming the half-decade since she’d last seen the two of them together would have done something to dilute the raw, sexual potency of the pair. If anything, their appeal seemed to have grown more pronounced, as though the final transition from youth to manhood had concentrated their trademark air of seductive wickedness into something deeper, darker—something altogether more dangerous.
From what Gemma could tell, she wasn’t the only one in the crowd to have noticed their particular charms. Here and there, female heads craned, lashes fluttered and coy looks were cast in the direction of the pair of tall, athletic, ex-championship rowers.
Gemma dared another glance over her shoulder. Her stomach flipped and she all but stumbled. There they stood like night and day—Ben so fair and bright, Nate all dark and brooding—ignoring everything but her, their hungry gazes eating her up in a way that suggested Gemma sandwich still very much featured on their menu.
Lord, she was in trouble. Big trouble.
Reaching the relative safety of the tent, Gemma ducked inside and pushed to the front of the bar. She ordered something long and alcoholic and gulped down the ice cool liquid, which utterly failed to douse the flickers of sinful excitement burning low in her belly.
Excitement was the last thing she was supposed to be feeling. Remorse, revulsion, resolution—that was what this exercise was all about. The only reason she’d agreed to come here was so she could finally face up to and bury the mistakes of the past. To prove to herself she’d moved on, grown out of those shameful, confused impulses—matured into someone normal.
Except it was blatantly obvious she’d done no such thing, not when a single look from the dynamic duo was all it took to turn her nipples hard and make her knickers damp.  ..."

Frankly, I don't think Gemma's got the first clue what's good for her - a sentiment that Nate and Ben happen to share. And for only £1.69 you can go and find out right now just how persuasive a pair they can be.