Thursday, February 13, 2014

A FROST-y Valentine


Are you suffering from as much winter fatigue as me? Well, I’d love to give you all a big smooch. But I can’t. And I’d love to give you a huge box of big, fat gourmet chocolate truffles. But I can’t. And I’d love to toast you all with a fizzy, nose-tickling glass of bubbly. But I can’t. And sparklers, well, no, I’ll just keep the bling.

But what I can do, with a little help from my friends at Decadent, is treat you to a sexy-sweet, hotly romantic Valentine’s tale.

So this is FROST, one of my sexiest, most romantic Sleep Hollow 1Night Stand stories. FROST just celebrated its book birthday. In honor of Valentine’s Day, it’ll be 99 cents, today and tomorrow only, at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (Talk about a cheap date!)

The heroine is Dagney Night, a sexy succubus, looking for more than a wham-bam-thank you-ma’am as the busiest night of the year--Valentine's Day--looms. 
The hero is Maxwell Raines, a mysterious artist and reclusive fire-sex demon, whose paintings have a strangely erotic effect on everyone who views them at Dagney's Night gallery.

Madame Eve, that lovely little Cupid in disguise, brings them together for a Valentine’s neither will ever forget.


Dagney Night, a sought-after succubus, is no stranger to blazing hot sex. But as Valentine’s Day approaches, she longs for something more. When oddly erotic paintings arrive for display at her art gallery, arousing everyone who views them, she wonders about the mysterious artist who created the works. 

Maxwell Raines, a fire-sex demon, lives a life of solitude and seclusion behind the walls of his compound at Sleepy Hollow, channeling his lustful impulses into his art—until his muse deserts him and his temperature rises past the danger point. He needs sex. Now.

When Madame Evangeline arranges a torrid Valentine’s 1Night Stand for them, will the flames of their encounter be too hot to handle?

Dagney followed her sister’s glance, and her heart flipped like a gymnast unable to nail a vault. Darkness swathed the gallery with the exception of the lights above or below each of the paintings. The large man emerging from the shadows held her rapt. Waves of pure, unadulterated lust smacked her with such force she didn’t even see Lily and Campbell leave. The blast of raw desire crumpled her to the floor. Her gaze remained riveted on the tall hunk of ferocious male stalking toward her, radiating undiluted carnality. He set something carefully on the floor and grasped her by the elbows, his touch surprisingly gentle when he lifted her to her feet.
“I’m Maxwell Raines.”
Yeah. No kidding. Who else could a guy so hot, so studly, possibly be?
She told herself not to swoon. Ordered herself not to swoon. But, Goddess, that rumbling voice. More potent than a train barreling over the tracks. And he smelled so good. Sinfully masculine. A bit of musk, a bite of pine, an essence of dark, smoky nights. Sexy scents. Reminiscent of tangled satin sheets that had been given a good work-out.
Her legs turned to rubber, and she doubted they’d support her on their own. She’d be mortified if he’d have to scrape her puddled body up again. But he hadn’t yet relaxed his grip. Could she bullshit her way through the meeting without collapsing? “You’re late,” she said.
“I’m never late.”
“Well, the party’s over, Mr. Raines.” She waved a hand around the empty room.
“Depends on your perspective.”
“You’re big on perspective, are you?”
“I’m a painter.” A brief shrug accompanied his blunt words. “Obvious connection.”
“Right. But as you can see, everyone’s left.”
“You haven’t.” He gazed down at her, a black brow flaring. “And you’re what I’m here for.”
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By the way…Max is the cousin of the scorching hot Bhyrne Raines, the hero of HEAT WAVE. And Bhyrne’s long lost twin brother, Spook, will arrive a little later this year in IN FROM THE COLD, my latest 1Night Stand.

So tell me, tell me, tell me…what’s your idea of a sweet or sexy or wild or adventurous or just flat-out passionate Valentine’s?  Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of FROST or some tasty swag!


  1. My favorite valentines day is to have a nice cozy dinner with my husband, usually chinese. Then a nice dessert with of course chocolate covered strawberries. Then a nice time in bed and then cuddling through the night.

  2. Well, THAT sounds yummo! Now I have a craving!

  3. I am so ready for winter to make its exit. I'm in Marietta Georgia. We're not supposed to get snowed in or iced in!

  4. But what's your Valentine tale, Teri Riggs?

  5. I've never had a wildly sexy Valentine's Day. :( If I did, I imagine it'd involve a candle lit dinner made by my date, later followed by something intriguing you can only find at stores like Adam & Eve ;)

  6. I haven't ever had a wild and crazy Valentine's Day. I'm usually single so it's the perfect excuse to eat lots of chocolates! I love the series! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

    1. You're my winner, Elizabeth! A copy of FROST is coming your way from Decadent Publishing. Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Perfect to eat lot of chocolates AND read sexy books! LOL! Good luck, Elizabeth!

  8. We've never done much for Valentine's Day. Hubby and I work different shifts so we rarely see each other on the actual day. Our Valentine's is usually spend cooking together and enjoying a nice quiet meal. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Cooking together works for me! And then you can feed each other!

  10. Every day is Valentine's Day at my house...erm, we're talking about eating chocolate, right?

  11. My perfect Valentine's Day includes dinner for two, lots of chocolate, candles, and a hot bubble bath. All shared with my wonderful hubby! How mushy is that?

  12. Frost is my favorite of the series. I loved this story.

    1. Oh! Thank you, Landra! So glad you enjoyed it!