Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Armed & Desired

By D.C. Stone

Release Day! Two words designed to cause any author to both smile and cringe. Today, I’m ecstatic to report my first release with Decadent Publishing has hit the shelves!
Armed and Desired is on sale now. Reader, reviewer, and fan feedback already has been amazing.

“I loved every bit of Armed and Desired. Great descriptions put me right in the setting. As for the characterization, D.C. Stone has created sexy, full-blooded characters whose feelings, thoughts, and reactions are easily relatable…” –Amazon Reviewer

It’s no secret what I do for a living, and more so if anyone follows my blog or Man Candy Monday, it’s not a surprise with who. Surrounded by—and married to—members of law enforcement who carry themselves with an air of dominance, and rightly so, gives me motivation on a daily basis when it comes to character development.

I’ve been asked about my strong heroines as well, and in Armed and Desired, Alyssa is no different. She’s powerful, successful, and knows exactly what she wants—only in this case it took a little push for her to go get it.

Armed and Desired was written with an intention in mind to show that yes, even strong women crave something like the rest of us, and often times don’t feel as if they deserve it. In this story it takes a little nudge from Madam Eve, and the courage of two individuals in order to help their hearts—and bodies—to submit.

Here’s a little sneak peek inside:

Nate waited at the floor-to-ceiling window of the hotel room and stared out across downtown San Diego. Tall skyscrapers soared around the city, their tops dusted with popping colors of green, blue, and red. Cars passed by in a blur, and with dusk only minutes past and the weekend kicking off, nightlife began to bloom along with his own anticipation.
He tucked his hands inside the charcoal dress pants and rocked back and forth in the uncomfortable black dress shoes. After spending days in his boots and uniform, the toes of the shoes pinched at his toes, the soles unforgiving. He did not miss them. At all.
The door behind him clicked and a brush of air alerted him someone entered the room. He stilled, his heartbeat kicking out an erratic tempo in his throat, but he didn’t turn, instead watching a woman cross the threshold in the window’s reflection. She assessed the larger-than-normal hotel suite before her gaze settled on his back.
Perplexed, he tipped his head, recognizing her familiar features. She progressed with a lethal grace only a trained law enforcement officer would know, her steps purposeful, but silent, even in heels higher than he’d ever seen her in.
Standing to the side, she set her purse and a small black bag on a table, giving him her profile. A flash of deep red hair grabbed his attention. He sucked in a breath and pivoted in slow motion, refusing to allow hope to grow any more than it had, yet at the same time, fear sliced through. The one person he needed to get out of his system stood in the same room as he.
The night was about to go to hell.                              
Facing away from him, she took in the overwhelming luxury of the room. Desire slammed into him, he came to life with a kick against his fly.

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About DC Stone:
  D.C. Stone is an e-book author and full-time fraud investigator when she isn’t diving into the world of Fiction.
  She lives in the Northeast with her incredibly supporting husband, two kids, and the all-American black Labrador puppy. She’ll deny any association with the grumpy cat that also resides in the house, but he is there, never-the-less.
  After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition into the world of Financial Crimes and became a lead investigator for many years.
  Reading has always been a passion of hers, getting lost in a good, steamy romance one of her favorite past times. That passion took a back seat as soon as she discovered her own love for writing and recreating her own stories and characters. Her writing concentrates on Romance with specifics in Paranormal, Suspense, and Erotica.
  Now, when she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. Trying to keep up with that crazy bunch is a skill many would yearn to have.
  She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, Kiss of Death, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. Come stop by on Facebook, Twitter or her website and say hello!