(Contest & Excerpt below!)
It’s madness! Madness, I say!
The state of my yard. I ignored it all winter (as one is supposed to do, but apparently in Texas we no longer have winter. So although it’s barely even March yet, spring has sprung. And not lightly like a bunny, either. No, more like some fanged, scary hell beast.
Don’t believe me? Check out this weed that, I swear, popped up in my back yard almost overnight, along with about two million of its closest friends!
So, while I’m diligently doing galleys for Claim Me, the weeds are waging war on my backyard.
But I’ll show those weeds! Here’s a bonus excerpt from Claim Me, Book 2 in the Stark Trilogy following Release Me … a little something to tide you over until #StarkOnSaturday! (Don’t ask how that will show the weeds … I have no answer!)
“Your carpool’s here, Mr. Stark. You don’t want to be late for homeroom.” I turn to head back inside, but he grabs my hand and pulls me back. His kiss is long and deep and makes my knees go weak, but Damien considerately holds me up so that I don’t collapse in a puddle on the flagstone tiles.
“What was that for?” I breathe when he releases me.
“A reminder that I believe in you,” he says.
“Oh.” His voice is filled with so much pride and confidence that I wish I could soak it up like a drug.
“And a promise of things to come,” he adds with a sexy curve to his lips. “I’ll call you when I get back. I’m not sure how late I’ll be.”
“The helicopter not as speedy as it looks?” I tease.
“More like my colleagues don’t conduct business as expediently as I’d like.”
“No prob. I should have dinner with Jamie tonight, anyway. I’ve been a best friend in absentia lately.” I start to pull away, but his fingers tighten around mine. “What?”
“I don’t want to go.” His grin is boyish, and I laugh with delight. Damien is so many things, and I am falling hard for all of them.
“But if you don’t, then how can I spend the day looking forward to having you back?”
“You’re a very wise woman,” he says, then presses a fresh kiss to my lips. “Until tonight.”
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