I hope you are having a fantastic summer. Today I have news that might make it a whole lot better! I worked with a group of amazing authors to bring you the Feel the Heat Anthology, fourteen steamy, summertime, beach reads. For a limited time this box set, filled with hot, contemporary romances, is available for only .99 cents.
Anyway, my contribution to the anthology is a BRAND NEW story called The Walk of Shame. A novella featuring Ashley and Christopher, two characters from the Undone Series. But never fear, even if you haven't read any of the Undone books this novella is completely stand alone!
How about a little insider story background?
It's funny I never intended to write a story about Ashley. I felt a little bad for her in Debauched, but she wasn't a character I particularly liked or felt called to. She just seemed like one of those girls you were friends with by circumstance, but not because you actually liked her very much. So when I was asked to participate in the anthology, she was the last heroine I had in mind.
I came up with some other ideas, but Ashley kept tugging at me. Of course, girls like Ashley are total attention hogs, so I ignored her. 🙂 I tried to write another story but ended up staring at the blank page, my mind wandering to Ashley. I still resisted (I've heard I can be a bit stubborn) but as soon as I pictured her with Christopher the perfect story popped into my head and I just knew I had to write them.
And I'm so thankful I gave into Ashley and her demands because you know what? I love her. She completely and utterly endeared herself to me and I'm thrilled to give you a chance to read her happily ever after. She's also lead me to a top secret project I'm going to be sharing with you very soon…. so make sure you stay tuned.
But, in the meantime, I hope you love this collection!
Feel the Heat -Summer Anthology
Fourteen steamy, summertime romances available in one collection for a limited time.
WANTED By Evelyn Adams
Billionaire developer Luke Master and his wife Claire are used to controlling both their boardrooms and their smoking hot bedroom. The arrival of their baby six months ago changed everything, and the tiny love of their lives has reset the new parent's agenda, leaving them in need of some serious alone time. An unexpected island adventure complete with a trusted babysitter is the perfect opportunity to reignite the fire between them, but have the last few months chasing after the baby left them on different continents, or are they finally in sight of having everything they've ever wanted?
OVER IT By Christine Bell
Boxer, Robbie “Sledgehammer” Stevens, has always been a loner, and he likes it that way. When he gets a chance to travel to Monaco for the bout of his career, he’s one-hundred percent focused on nabbing the win…until he runs into the girl that got away. And she’s hell-bent on showing him what he’s been missing the past few years…
Melissa Halpern never got over her high school boyfriend Robbie, but his cheating ways nearly broke her the first time around. When a once in a lifetime Spring Break trip brings them face to face again, she can’t help trying to extract a little revenge. But will her efforts to make Robbie pay for hurting her wind up costing far more than she ever imagines?
SINGAPORE FLING By Rhian Cahill
Carly has lusted after her boss for months and while on a business trip to Singapore she throws caution to the wind and suggests a fling. But Saxon Grant isn’t the conservative businessman she expected. Their passion is overwhelming and beyond anything she’s ever experienced.
A weekend of red-hot sex is too much temptation to refuse, but once Saxon gets his hands on Carly he knows a couple days will never be enough. Months of wanting her explode into a weekend of tangled sheets and twisted emotions.
MAD ABOUT MEG By Mari Carr
She’d never been lucky in love…until she met him.
If it weren't for bad luck, Meg Williams wouldn't have any luck at all. As if traveling to a tropical island on Valentine's weekend in a nasty storm isn't bad enough, she's doing it alone after finding her boyfriend in bed with another woman. Enduring the trip from hell, she arrives on Eden Isle only to discover that her hotel reservation has been lost and there are no vacancies anywhere on the island. Disheartened, Meg heads for the hotel bar.
Rob Madison is used to being in the limelight due his wealth and power. Used to being pursued by women for his fortune. When he meets Meg and realizes she doesn't know who he is, he decides to spend the evening as a regular guy. Discovering she doesn’t have a place to stay, he offers to share his penthouse with her.
As the night progresses and their mutual attraction becomes apparent, Meg wonders if her luck has turned, while Rob wonders if one weekend in each other's arms will be enough…
BEACH BLANKET BRIDESMAID By Margo Bond Collins
For as long as Ava can remember, she’s had a crush on her older brother’s best friend, Grant. When Grant went off to college to become a petroleum engineer and Ava stayed behind in Necessity, Texas, to wait tables at The Chargrill and take care other grandmother, she figured he was out of her life for good. One New Year’s fling when he was home visiting eighteen months ago didn’t really change that.
But now Ava’s brother is getting married in Antigua, and she and Grant are the only guests. She can accept that Grant doesn’t want anything serious. The only problem? He’s realized that walking out on her after New Year’s was a mistake, and now he wants her. All Ava wants is one wild island fling before she settles back down in Necessity. And she wants it with Grant. But she may have choose between right now and forever.
THE WALK OF SHAME By Jennifer Dawson
The walk of shame.
Ah, yes, there’s nothing quite like shamelessly letting yourself be dragged off to a storage closet by a younger man to really put the cherry on top of your humiliation sundae. It’s been along, slow trip to the bottom, but I’ve finally reached my limit. After spending the night with Christopher Fellows, and slinking out of his apartment in the wee hours of the morning, I have no choice but to take a serious look at myself. It’s time for a change. A real life overhaul, full of self-development, healthy living, and all that other stuff that’s supposed to be good for you.
And what better way to find yourself than with a vow of celibacy and a trip to Belize? The way I figure it, if you’re going to get your act together, you might as well begin with a tropical jaunt to paradise to start your transformation off on the right foot.
What could go wrong…
YOURS TO TAKE By Cathryn Fox
Against her better judgement, Rebecca Andrews accepts her friend's invitation to an exclusive vacation resort. When her charter plane veers off course, the last person she expects to see piloting the craft is Quinn Montgomery—multi-millionaire and CEO of Montgomery Charters—the powerful man she once took down in the court room.
One year ago, when attorney Rebecca Andrews swept into the courtroom and took control, it turned Quinn Montgomery’s world upside down. Now, seeing her name on his manifest, old memories are awakened, not of the hard-nosed lawyer who had far too many tricks up her sleeve, but of the sensual woman who spouted legal jargon from full pouting lips. Taking note of her destination, a posh vacation resort that caters to the more…private entertainment, a plan forms, and Quinn decides it's time to show the sexy lawyer a few tricks of his own. Nor did she expect to find herself pseudo-kidnapped and stranded with him on his private island. She can leave, but when he tells her he wants to show her that real control comes in the form of surrender, Rebecca has two choices—run home to her boring life, or put herself in the hands of the commanding man who promises to give her everything she's ever wanted in exchange for total and utter submission.
PLAYING DOCTOR By Allison Gatta
High-powered executive Felicia Webb went on the company retreat to Hawaii for one reason: To win over her new boss. Well, that and to finally score the promotion she’s had her eye on for a solid two years now. Still, grabbing the boss’ attention may be easier said than done when a freak accident forces her into the hospital…and the arms of the handsome doctor hell-bent on showing her just how screwed up her priorities are.
Trey Patterson is determined to live a life without complications. Now that he’s moved away from the big city and settled on the laid back island of Oahu, he’s made some pretty big changes to his life—the biggest of which is his new no-dating policy. Still, when a fiery redhead practically falls into his lap, it’s all he can do to control his anything-but-hands-off urges.
CAN'T HOLD BACK By Molly McLain
Off to their honeymoon in exotic Cabo, Dan and Maddie Hudson are eager to explore the intimacy of newly wedded bliss. Unfortunately, what Maddie craves most is beyond her no-nonsense husband’s comfort zone. Will her secret desires bring an early end to their happily ever after? Or will Dan stay true to his vows and be the man his wife needs?
ROCK, RATTLE, & ROLL By Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn
Loving in fast forward…
Love on the fast track has been the definition of Harper and Deacon McCoy's relationship. In between studio sessions with Deacon's band, Oblivion, and building a new clientele for Harper's catering business, the newlyweds haven't had time to sleep let alone have a honeymoon.
Deacon convinces Harper that they need a week alone together before her business as well as a new album and tour swallows them whole. Since Texas has always held special meaning for them, they head to Galveston to recharge and remember what it's like to just be a couple.
A beachfront cottage, hours of alone time, and plenty of skin on skin action is just what the rock star ordered. Until the future once again comes much quicker than they expected, threatening to crumble not only their perfect honeymoon but also their brand new marriage.
BILLIONAIRE BEACH BUM By Katherine Reid
Tropical nights. Beautiful views. Killer beaches.
After social worker Hayley Nelson witnesses the murder of an abused wife by her psycho husband, she’s immediately put into protective custody by her FBI agent brother. Then the killer puts a hit out on her life. Hayley's in more danger than ever–especially as the trial date moves closer. Her brother transfers Hayley to a beautiful hotel on a small island off the California coast. She the only guest on the beautiful property and It would be perfect, except for one small problem.
The billionaire playboy had once professed to love her, but kept secrets from Hayley. Big secrets. Like being a freaking billionaire. But Logan wants to earn her forgiveness and rekindle their passion. But their reunion is short-lived. A tropical tempest rolls in, bringing with it the man who wants Hayley dead. As the storm rages and the killer attacks, Hayley and Logan must rely on each other to survive. And Logan will protect the woman he loves–no matter the cost.
THE BILLIONAIRE'S BEACH HOUSE By Gina Robinson
Their relationship is off to a stormy start…
THE PERKS OF HAVING A BEST FRIEND WHO'S MARRIED TO A BILLIONAIRE…
Fashionista fashion buyer Britt West is trying to land the deal of her career with multi-millionaire Eli Davis' trendy menswear company Hott Socks. But Eli refuses to do business with her. To take Britt’s mind off him, her best friend gives her an exotic vacation package for a getaway off the coast of Fiji. She heads to a private beach house sitting just off-shore of its own tropical island, in a coral reef, and featuring a completely underwater fantasy master suite. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind alone. Until Eli, who's as hot as his socks, ends up stranded with her in paradise. As a storm brews on the horizon, the question is—will it make land? Or will Britt land Mr. Hott Socks?
The Billionaire's Beach House is part of the Jet City Billionaires world, which presents romantic stories full of humor, laughs, secrets, mysteries, and love. And hot, hot, single billionaires. Also in the Jet City Billionaires world are the Billionaire Duke and the Switched at Marriage series. Take a vacation with the Jet City Billionaires!
SHIP WRECKED By Willow Summers
Hawaii’s great and all, but the only reason I’m here is so my co-workers can tie me to the sinking ship that is our department. I know how to sell, but it’ll be impossible with the shoddy presentation I’m forced to do.
When it doubt – drink it away!
I’ve never been lucky, have I mentioned that? So of course it’s when I’m knee-deep in hot mess that I meet Mr. Handsome. He throws me a smile, and a line, and my bad mood evaporates like tequila on hot cement. Dream come true, right?
Instead he breaks my fall with his crotch as I tip off the bar stool.
Worse still, his buddy is the big shot COO of the account I’m trying to get.
With the odds stacked against me, I’m better off steering clear. I know this.
But oh man, that smile.
This weekend was supposed to be about work. I was supposed to ward off men with my snarly attitude.
But then, who could say no to that smile…
CHERISHED BY THE SEAL By Zoe York
A hot bride, an island honeymoon, and a suitcase full of bikinis. So what if he’s not the groom?
Navy SEAL Logan Dwyer has been Victoria Fletcher’s best friend since second grade, and has had a hopeless, secret crush on her for at least half his life.
When she's left at the altar, and decides to salvage her honeymoon as something just for herself, Victoria is surprised when Logan volunteers to come with her for seven days on the Caribbean island of Miralinda. And seven hot, unexpected nights.