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My Sexy Saturday – August 30, 2014 – Amalfi Affair – Navy SEALs of Valor 1

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Every Saturday, a group of romance authors share sexy snippets from their published works or works-in-progress. To read some more My Sexy Saturday posts, click here.

My snippet comes from my August 17 release AMALFI AFFAIR (Navy Seals of Valor 1).

 

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But first, here’s the blurb:

On a cycling tour through the Swiss Alps, CIA agent, Olivia Simpson, meets handsome Navy SEAL, Darryl Jennings. Her lust shifts into overdrive for this man on leave from missions he won’t discuss. A one night stands leads to a blissful week traveling the Amalfi Coast. Because of their secretive careers, their love affair is destined to end. Olivia immerses herself into her Intelligence work with memories of Darryl never far from the surface. When she receives a surprise phone call from him nine months later, she dashes off to meet him in Italy. Too late, she realizes the call had been made by an imposter to lure her into a trap.

Despite Darryl’s decision to end his relationship with Olivia, he returns to his missions in Afghanistan unable to shake her from his heart. Regret for letting her go gnaws at him until he decides to search for her. After following numerous dead end leads, he gives up on ever finding the elusive woman who stole his heart nine months prior. When he’s called in for a mission to rescue a high-level intelligence officer who’s been kidnapped, he realizes the woman in question is his Olivia. Pressure mounts as he becomes embroiled in a mission where the fate of his true love falls on his shoulders.

In this scene, Darryl and Olivia are hiking up to Murrenbach Falls in Switzerland.

After batting their way through the thick leaves, they emerged from the shade of the forest into the brilliant green meadow, constantly nourished by the rushing water.

“This is amazing.” Olivia skipped up beside Darryl like a young girl, weaving her hands through the tall grass and wildflowers. The sunlight illuminated the tips of her chestnut hair.

God, she’s beautiful. Darryl’s heart cantered inside his chest. “I’d rather you went first from now on. Then if you slip, I’ll be able to help.”

She stopped walking and placed her hands on his lower back and gave him a shove. “More like put your naughty hands all over my back side you mean. I’m not that fragile. I can handle this.”

He took a step forward and then craned his neck around to look at her. “You were the one that said you only workout three times a week. I know it’s not true, but if you lie like that, you have to expect that I’m going to think extreme activity might be beyond your limit.”

“I didn’t think you’d find me sexy if I told you how much I exercise. Some guys find athletic women off-putting.” As she stepped up beside him, her foot slipped on the wet grass.

He reached out to steady her before taking another step up the steep, wet slope. “Do I seem like some guys?”

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Thursday Tasters – August 28, 2014 – Amalfi Affair – Navy SEALs of Valor 1

I am one of several authors participating in Thursday Tasters, where we let you sample a little of our work. If you’d like to read some more of these delicious tidbits, please click here.

My sample comes from my August 17 release, Amalfi Affair – Navy SEALs of Valor 1.

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But first, here’s the blurb:

On a cycling tour through the Swiss Alps, CIA agent, Olivia Simpson, meets handsome Navy SEAL, Darryl Jennings. Her lust shifts into overdrive for this man on leave from missions he won’t discuss. A one night stands leads to a blissful week traveling the Amalfi Coast. Because of their secretive careers, their love affair is destined to end. Olivia immerses herself into her Intelligence work with memories of Darryl never far from the surface. When she receives a surprise phone call from him nine months later, she dashes off to meet him in Italy. Too late, she realizes the call had been made by an imposter to lure her into a trap.

Despite Darryl’s decision to end his relationship with Olivia, he returns to his missions in Afghanistan unable to shake her from his heart. Regret for letting her go gnaws at him until he decides to search for her. After following numerous dead end leads, he gives up on ever finding the elusive woman who stole his heart nine months prior. When he’s called in for a mission to rescue a high-level intelligence officer who’s been kidnapped, he realizes the woman in question is his Olivia. Pressure mounts as he becomes embroiled in a mission where the fate of his country and his true love falls on his shoulders.

In this scene, Olivia believes she’s finally going to reunite with her lost lover…

Olivia Simpson had been thrilled to hear Darryl’s voice on the phone. After months apart, she was finally going to reunite with her lost lover. She’d flown to Italy on the first available flight.

After taking the Amalfi Coast ferry to Positano, she checked into a seaside hotel, spent hours primping in the room and rushed to the restaurant where she and Darryl had planned to meet. Olivia had reserved the same outdoor table where they’d dined together so many months ago—the one with the most prominent view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. She crossed her legs, flipped through the wine list and waited. A couple sat down and held hands across the table. Olivia sighed and glanced at her watch. Fifteen minutes late. Don’t worry, she told herself. In a few more minutes, you’ll be in his arms.

After thirty minutes passed, Olivia ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio. She gazed out at the beach and the seemingly endless sea. Families and couples frolicked in the water and the myriad yachts and other anchored boats in the harbor bobbed on the brilliant blue waves.

She glanced at her watch again and sighed. So, he’s an hour late. He probably got tied up in traffic. Olivia poured herself a second glass of wine. More diners sipped wine and limoncellos, lingered over four course meals, and left. Olivia checked the time again. Two hours late. I hope he didn’t get in an accident. She poured the remainder of the wine into her glass.

Another ferry docked, collected passengers and left. The church clock tower chimed eight o’clock. Despair hung heavy in her heart. How could I have been such a fool to fall in love with him? Still, she continued to wait, her hands clasped, hoping.

 

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My Sexy Saturday – August 23, 2014 – Amalfi Affair – Navy SEALs of Valor 1

Every Saturday, a group of romance authors share sexy snippets from their published works or works-in-progress. To read some more My Sexy Saturday posts, click here.

My snippet comes from my August 18 release AMALFI AFFAIR (Navy Seals of Valor 1). In this scene, Olivia realizes she’s in love with Darryl…and that their time together is about to end.

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Olivia’s mind was floating away on a post-sex high as they ran and pranced through the water naked, laughing and talking. The breeze and the splash of chilly water chilled her bare breasts and wet sand squeezed between her toes.  She wondered if he was relishing this experience as much as she was. He certainly seemed to be having the time of his life.

Olivia was tempted to spill the truth about her career. What difference does it make? Their week of passion was almost over. She couldn’t risk ruining their final hours together by changing her story.

In the end, this deception wouldn’t matter much. They’d go back to their solitary lives and occasionally look back on these carefree days. She knew for a fact she’d never forget Darryl. She loved him, but then told herself that she couldn’t. Who falls in love in a week?

I do, her heart whispered. She tried to fight her emotions down with logic. For all she knew, he’d only shown the best side of himself and after another month, she’d be desperate to escape his dark moods and other flaws. It was difficult to imagine him acting differently, though. He wasn’t perfect. Even though he was strong and determined and a true patriot, he suffered bouts of post-traumatic stress disorder and kept his heart tightly locked away. But she was damaged, too—walking through life with protective armor around her heart, afraid to get close to someone. The two of them together made sense. Their deep understanding of each other’s lives had brought them closer and a long-time partnership might help heal their nasty wounds.

Darryl splashed a sheet of water in her direction and she turned and splashed him back. He grabbed her arm and pulled her in toward him. “You’re getting rather out of line. I might just have to dunk you.”

“Better not,” said Olivia, pushing his hand away. But before she could step out of reach, he’d scooped her up and dropped into the cool seawater, holding her in his arms.

A second later he surfaced still holding her. “Hey, no fair,” she sputtered. “I could have swallowed water.”

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My Sexy Saturday – August 9, 2014 – Amalfi Affair

Every Saturday, a group of romance authors share sexy snippets from their published works or works-in-progress. To read some more My Sexy Saturday posts, click here.

My snippet comes from my upcoming release AMALFI AFFAIR (Navy Seals of Valor 1), to be published August 18.

 

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But first, here’s the blurb:

On a cycling tour through the Swiss Alps, CIA agent, Olivia Simpson, meets handsome Navy SEAL, Darryl Jennings. Her lust shifts into overdrive for this man on leave from missions he won’t discuss. A one night stands leads to a blissful week traveling the Amalfi Coast. Because of their secretive careers, their love affair is destined to end. Olivia immerses herself into her Intelligence work with memories of Darryl never far from the surface. When she receives a surprise phone call from him nine months later, she dashes off to meet him in Italy. Too late, she realizes the call had been made by an imposter to lure her into a trap.

Despite Darryl’s decision to end his relationship with Olivia, he returns to his missions in Afghanistan unable to shake her from his heart. Regret for letting her go gnaws at him until he decides to search for her. After following numerous dead end leads, he gives up on ever finding the elusive woman who stole his heart nine months prior. When he’s called in for a mission to rescue a high-level intelligence officer who’s been kidnapped, he realizes the woman in question is his Olivia. Pressure mounts as he becomes embroiled in a mission where the fate of his true love falls on his shoulders.

My post for today is the opening of an outdoor sex scene. Darryl and Olivia are frolicking beneath Murrenbach Falls in Switzerland…

Darryl jerked the jersey over her head in one smooth move and then reached around to unclasp her bra. She had just gripped the waistband of her cycling pants when he scooped her up in his arms. “Before you have a chance to escape, I think I’ll take you into the water.”

Olivia kicked her legs and thrashed in his arms. “No. Put me down. I don’t want to be wet all day.”

“Wet all day could be exciting.”

Darryl’s erotic statement ignited her insides. Her nipples and pussy ached for of his hedonistic attention.

“But I’ll put you down on dry land and give you thirty seconds to get the rest of that clothing off,” said Darryl.

Olivia peeled off her sticky bicycle shorts, tossing them aside. The soft wet grass tickled her feet. Before Darryl had a chance to grab her again, she dashed away, relishing the sensation of the cool breeze tickling her breasts and inner thighs. It was an erotic feeling, knowing the natural world around them would be privy to their sensual interlude. The flowers would never give away her secrets.

“I am not letting you get away from me. Your ass is amazing. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.”

“You’re going to have a catch me.” Olivia continued to run and leap through the grass, despite the occasional bite of the rocks on the bottom of her feet. She jumped behind an enormous limestone boulder and he chased her in one direction and the other. She giggled, feeling carefree and playful skipping around outside naked.

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My Sexy Saturday – August 2, 2014 – Amalfi Affair (Navy Seals of Valor 1)

Every Saturday, a group of romance authors share sexy snippets from their published works or works-in-progress. To read some more of these, click here.

My snippet comes from my upcoming release AMALFI AFFAIR (Navy Seals of Valor 1), to be published mid-to-late August.

 

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But first, here’s the blurb:

On a cycling tour through the Swiss Alps, CIA agent, Olivia Simpson, meets handsome Navy SEAL, Darryl Jennings. Her lust shifts into overdrive for this man on leave from missions he won’t discuss. A one night stands leads to a blissful week traveling the Amalfi Coast. Because of their secretive careers, their love affair is destined to end. Olivia immerses herself into her Intelligence work with memories of Darryl never far from the surface. When she receives a surprise phone call from him nine months later, she dashes off to meet him in Italy. Too late, she realizes the call had been made by an imposter to lure her into a trap.

Despite Darryl’s decision to end his relationship with Olivia, he returns to his missions in Afghanistan unable to shake her from his heart. Regret for letting her go gnaws at him until he decides to search for her. After following numerous dead end leads, he gives up on ever finding the elusive woman who stole his heart nine months prior. When he’s called in for a mission to rescue a high-level intelligence officer who’s been kidnapped, he realizes the woman in question is his Olivia. Pressure mounts as he becomes embroiled in a mission where the fate of his country and his true love falls on his shoulders.

Here’s a romantic scene from Darryl’s POV to whet your appetite for this soon-to-be released book!

Olivia’s cheeks were flushed and she sat on the pool step tracing figure eights through the water with a red-painted toe. He felt relaxed and sated after their lusty interlude, but knew that feeling wouldn’t last long with her around. After a single day, he’d become addicted to her, constantly craving her body wrapped around his. Whenever too much time passed, a sudden desperation overcame him without warning and he felt like he had to be inside her, to possess her with every ounce of his being.

He’d always been in control of his emotions before—even lust—and wasn’t sure how to reconcile what he was experiencing. “I’ve never had pool sex before. But I’d sure like to do it with you again.”

Her brown eyes looked at him with wide adoration.

You’re in big trouble man, he thought to himself.

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