Sunday, September 26, 2010

Taking A Leap

It's official: I've gone to the dark side :)

Last week I submitted my first erotic romance novella to the Scarlet Rose line of The Wild Rose Press, and now the waiting commences. This story is one of four set on the Dumen Ranch in Bandera, TX, based on the Silver Spur Guest Ranch where some of us TWRP authors spent our retreat back in May. Little did I know that I'd leave there an erotic romance author. And it's all my editor's fault, too! She made me do it.

My dirty little secret is...I'm loving it.

The working title is Stripped Bare. Here's the blurb:

Jessica Talbot is dreading the weekend stagette she got roped into attending at a Texas dude ranch, until she meets Deacon Dumen. The sexy cowboy awakens every dormant sexual fiber in her body with nothing more than a friendly smile and a handshake. Too bad a fling isn’t on the agenda, even if a single look from Deke makes her tingle more than her ex-fiance ever did.

Deke doesn’t know what to make of the sexy brunette he got stuck picking up from the airport. She’s single and cute as hell, but way too uptight despite the growing sexual attraction between them. Good thing she’s off limits, since his penchant for control in the bedroom would likely scare the holy hell out of her. But when Jessie shocks him by admitting she wants exactly what he's been craving, Deke introduces her to the gentler side of dominance and submission. Her complete surrender rocks him to the core, and neither are prepared for the emotional fallout. With the weekend over, these two lonely hearts must decide if it was just a wild fling, or the start of something much better.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you all posted about the submission. I'm already making plans with the other three authors of the series, and I think I'll write a hot Christmas story about Deke and Jessie. She's gonna turn the tables on him this time :)