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Hi, everyone! It’s time for Sunday’s Six of the Best post. This is part of a little blog hop showcasing six paragraphs from published books and works in progress by some of your favorite authors. For my part this week, I’m sharing some sexy flirtation between Liv Aune and Trey Journey, from my book Liv’s Journey, the first of the Journey Family series.

Trey has just met Liv, and their flirting is fun and frisky. They’re talking about the ranch and this happens…

Cover: Liv's Journey Blushing BooksHe was enjoying their flirtation, and thought maybe it would be a particularly pleasant week if they could build on it. Maybe he’d wish for some rain so their stay would be extended. “Do you like ridin’?”

Her eyebrows rose. “I presume you mean horses.”

“Naturally.” He tilted his well-worn Cavender’s cowboy hat back a little on his head. “Have you ever been in the saddle?”

She groaned, then giggled. “It’s an innuendo-fest.”

“I can introduce you to a real stud.”

Her laugh was full enough to make a passing make-up artist turn to look. “You, Mr. Journey, are a card.”

There’s more to their banter, and a lot more to their romance, including a little BDSM and plenty of spanking. If you’d like to read more of Liv’s Journey, you can pick up the ebook here:

Blushing Books,, and Barnes and Noble

Or find it in the first volume of the paperback set here:


After you one-click your way to true love, hop along to the other blogs in the links below. You might meet your new favorite author!

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A quick note: Today is the last day to download my free novella from Amazon. Here’s where you pick up Psyched Out. It’s short, funny, and romantic, with a slight BDSM twist.

Never before seen on this blog! This passage has only been available to book buyers in the past. Now, today for Six of the Best, I’m revealing a little more of my erotic, mystery, spanking romance, Striker.

I’m limited to six paragraphs, so if you want more, read to the bottom of the post to get store links. And please pardon the mild coarse language.

In this segment, Angelica, Striker’s rookie partner, gives him a proposition he ought to resist. She suggests they get their attraction out and deal with it by sleeping together, scratching that itch, and then moving on. It’s an awful idea…but one he takes seriously.

striker promoAgain, I felt that tightening in my gut. Yes, it would be awful — awful professionally. It could only get in the way of the police work we were sworn to do. But, God no, it wouldn’t be awful in terms of senses. I would have loved to feel her body wrapped around mine. Was she serious? Was she just throwing out what-ifs, thinking aloud? I had to know. “I can’t say. I can see potential problems with it.” I could see her fidgeting with a button on her suit coat and knew she was anxious. “It’s not like I wouldn’t like to,” I explained. “And I’m more than flattered that you’d think of it, Angelica.”

“I hear a but in there.”

“No but. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want you that way.”

“We’re over-analyzing this. Can’t we just fuck and see what happens?”

I laughed. “That’s not very cautious.”

“I’m not the cautious type.”

Get Striker here: Amazon | All Romance eBooks | Barnes and Noble

So that’s this week’s Six of the Best from me. Hop along to these other fine sites and get a taste of both favorite and new author’s entries.

Rachel de Vine is a wonderful writer, creative, romantic, full of life, and a terrific person to know. I’m very happy to have her as a guest today, presenting her latest release Songbird. I hope you’ll read through this post and get a taste of this wonderful story.

Here’s a teaser:

songbirdHarry is a successful 36-year-old Dom who has had many transient relationships with submissive women, and is not looking for a permanent relationship – until he sees and hears a beautiful young woman singing in a club in London. The woman sang with a throaty and angst-filled voice that suggested a dissolute lifestyle, but had the face of an angel and a body made for sin. Harry fell head over heels for Pascale, the beautiful songbird, and was determined that she would be his. Pascale, however, has had a difficult childhood with her mother’s brutal lover, Gaston, and escaped his clutches with the aid of Louis, her old pianist, and when Harry meets her she is traumatised by her experiences. Eventually he begins to break through the barrier that Pascale has erected around herself, but is wary about dominating her, even though she seems to him to have submissive tendencies. He is afraid of digging up disturbing and distressing images from her past.

His friend, Jake, the owner of the nightclub, is locked into a sterile and dead marriage, but cannot escape due to the financial hold of his wife and her father, who could bankrupt him if they so wished. He has a fun-filled, kinky relationship with a young woman who works at the club, but is terrified of his wife finding out about it and depriving him of access to his darling daughter, April, as well as bankrupting him.

Harry and Jake share Dom tendencies, but they also share seemingly insurmountable problems to be with the women they wish to make their own.

Time for an excerpt! This is from the first page.

The voice coming from over by the piano was sultry, throaty and reeked of cigarettes, whisky and dirty sex. I looked up from my glass of single malt and swivelled around on the bar stool to see if the reality matched the image now placed firmly in my brain. I expected to see a train wreck of a woman, whose dissolute appearance matched her voice, but the woman before me was no more than mid twenties, with long, sleek, dark brown hair and the face of an angel. I did a double take, unable to believe that the voice and the woman I saw before me belonged with each other.  Perhaps she was miming? If she was, she was damned good at lip-synching. She was singing the Billie Holiday song, Solitude, with all the angst of the original, accompanied only by a piano; played by an elderly black man.

The woman leaned casually on the piano, with one arm resting on its lid, and the other holding the microphone. She was wearing a simple red shift dress that clung to a lusciously curved body, and which ended mid-thigh to reveal long, elegant legs, and she had her eyes closed as she sang. Her hypnotic singing and with a body that every red blooded male in the club that night would love to touch, meant that, by mid song, all talking in the place had been stopped.

And now, this is your opportunity to one-click your way to romance. Songbird is available here:

Amazon | Blushing Books

A bit about Rachel in her own words:

I like to retain a little bit of mystery about myself, and let my writing speak for me, which is also the reason for the lack of pictures of me on my website and elsewhere.  However I will say that I am British and a woman, and that writing is my passion, and has been for much of my life, and I am an incurable romantic.  In recent years I have concentrated on writing erotic romances, but I am considering writing in other genres too.

I write about sensual, romantic, passionate people, because I like to think that I am a sensual, romantic and passionate person. I try to be kind, and hope that I reap kindness in return. I adore foreign travel to exotic places and I hope I always will. I like vibrant colours, the beautiful British landscape, intelligent people, good food, good music, sunsets and good friends and family. I am so lucky to be born when and where I was, with the freedoms that previous generations yearned for, and I hope I never take it for granted.

You can reach her here:


Twitter:  @racheldevineuk



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