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My Sexy Saturday – November 29, 2014 – Czech Mate – Navy SEALs of Valor 2

For this week’s Sexy Saturday post, we are challenged to share an excerpt with historical context. To read some more My Sexy Saturday posts, click hereAlthough my November 18, 2014 release, Czech Mate, Navy SEALs of Valor 2, is a contemporary romance, it takes place in Prague, a city with a rich and complex history. I spent three weeks in this magnificent city in 2007 while taking a writing workshop through Western Michigan’s Prague Summer Program.

Darryl and Olivia often reflect on Prague’s history, including in this scene where they have just made love in the enormous stretch of beautiful trees, meadows, historic buildings, streams and lakes that comprise Stramovka Park. If you would like a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card (winner announced on December 1), please leave a comment on this or any of my other November posts.

 

Czech Mate - Navy SEALs of Valor 2 (ebook)

Olivia shifted off of Darryl carefully, resting her head on his chest and intertwining her legs with his.

They mated with their bodies, but their minds were interconnected as well. Olivia knew how to respond to Darryl and he knew how to respond to her. No topic was off limits when they talked—they’d come to know each other inside and out. This connection of their minds made sex all that much more uninhibited.  The knowledge of how to please each other was already there. There were no awkward moments, no fumbling or learning this or that didn’t work. Their bodies and minds were so attuned to each other’s needs, every meeting of their bodies became more satisfying.

As the wind rustled the leaves of the maple tree branches that shaded them, speckles of sunlight flickered over their bodies. Olivia relished the soft dance of warm sunlight and the tickle of the gentle breeze on her bare back. She raised her head to look at Darryl. “I wonder if other couples made love in this park, not just recently, but hundreds of years ago.”

Darryl brushed a stray strand of hair away from her face. “I was thinking about that, too. The past seems to follow you in Prague. Everywhere we go, I find myself looking back, wondering what the streets looked like, what clothing people wore, and even about the slang they used years ago.”

“Women wore corsets and dresses with so many layers they looked like wedding cakes—they must have been a bitch to remove in the heat of passion. I can imagine couples in love strolling through this park holding hands and stealing passionate kisses, but I bet no one made love here until more recently. “

“If you were wearing a wedding cake dress, I’d find a way to get you out of it,” Darryl teased.

“Now that I can believe.”

Here’s the blurb:

Captain Baylee Stiles is attacked by a mysterious gunman at the Bagram Air Force Base Exchange. She’s blindsided by attraction when Navy SEAL Nathan Brooks risks his life to rescue her. Battling to fight down her feelings and protect herself from her painful past, Baylee puts up a bristly front as they team up to track down the gunman.

Women rarely hold Nathan’s attention for longer than one night–until he smashes into Baylee. Not only does he feel raging attraction for the beauty with the platinum blonde hair, he also finds her fiery temperament intriguing and a challenge. When Nathan is ordered to take medical leave, he decides to meet up with his best friend and SEAL teammate Darryl, and his new love, Olivia, in Prague. But only if he can persuade Baylee to join him.

If you’re ready to immerse yourself in the whole story, you can download  Czech Mate – Navy SEALs of Valor 2 on Amazon for 2.99 ( or borrow for free from Kindle Unlimited)

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My Sexy Saturday – November 22, 2014 – Czech Mate- Navy SEALs of Valor 2

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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 hereMy post comes from my November 18, 2014  release, Czech Mate (Navy Seals of Valor 2)

Czech Mate - Navy SEALs of Valor 2 (ebook)

 

First, here’s the blurb:

Captain Baylee Stiles is attacked by a mysterious gunman at the Bagram Air Force Base Exchange. She’s blindsided by attraction when Navy SEAL Nathan Brooks risks his life to rescue her. Battling to fight down her feelings and protect herself from her painful past, Baylee puts up a bristly front as they team up to track down the gunman.

Women rarely hold Nathan’s attention for longer than one night–until he smashes into Baylee. Not only does he feel raging attraction for the beauty with the platinum blonde hair, he also finds her fiery temperament intriguing and a challenge. When Nathan is ordered to take medical leave, he decides to meet up with his best friend and SEAL teammate Darryl, and his new love, Olivia, in Prague. But only if he can persuade Baylee to join him.

Now for the Sexy Saturday excerpt – the volatile meeting between Navy SEAL Nathan and Air Force Captain Baylee:

Baylee pushed up on her hands and knees and looked up at the stunning man, who had risen to his feet and towered over her prostrate form. The top button on his uniform had come undone, revealing wisps of dark chest hair. Everything about the man’s features from his immense muscular frame to his dark hair, thick brows and blocky facial features screamed strong, masculine and sexy. She cleared her throat and willed herself to concentrate. “He threatened to kill me if I didn’t give him access to the mission control center.”

“Yes, I heard the whole interchange.” The man extended a large, sturdy hand in her direction. “Here, let me help you up.”

“Thanks.” Taking a lunging step forward, she reached for the man’s large, strong hand. Electric heat spiraled through her body as he pulled her to her feet. She was reluctant to release his firm, comforting grip. Once she did, she jammed her hands into her uniform pockets, hoping he wouldn’t sense her nervousness. She’d nearly forgotten what attraction felt like… after three lonely, painful years. Suddenly she felt like a giddy high school girl. “We need a plan.”

“I’ll call security. If he’s headed for mission control, they can intercept him there. I’m Nathan Brooks by the way.” Nathan reached for her hand a second time.

She jerked her right hand out of her pocket, vowing not to be wowed by the attraction she knew she’d feel once their hands connected again. Her facade was supposed to be tough and in control, not silly and frivolous and tending to melt into mush. Her hand trembled in anticipation of his touch. “Baylee Stiles.” When the handshake ended, she frowned and perched her hands on her hips.

”I better get to this call.” After dialing a number on his smart phone touch screen Nathan held the phone up to his ear and turned his back to her. His uniform clung to his tight buttocks and showcased his broad back.

She licked her lips, distracted by the view. She struggled to tame her mind so she could focus on what Nathan was saying. When he mentioned pursuing the gunman once he got the Air Force Captain to a safe location, her chest tightened. Dust swirled up from the parched ground as she leaped in front of him, interrupting his conversation. “What did you just say?”

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