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To help promote her upcoming release, CHAINS, author Shiloh Walker is doing a dash through some of the blogs in romanceland, leaving behind excerpts. If you’d like to get entered to win a gift certificate for $100 (your choice from the online booksellers), all you have to do is visit the blogs, read the excerpts and leave a comment. The excerpts are in order, just visit the first blog, Karen Knows Best and go on from there!
An all new novel of erotic suspense
They weren’t friends. They weren’t enemies. The only thing the three girls had in common was the high school they went to in Madison, Ohio–until one tragic night. Now, fifteen years later, they’re returning home where passion–and danger–await…
Renee Lincoln was the homecoming queen–with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life. After that horrible night, she rebelled the only way she knew how: by submitting to her wildest fantasies…
Tall, blonde, and athletic, Lacey Talbot was a golden girl with a bright future. She’s found success as a photographer, but no man has ever been able to satisfy her. No man but the bad boy she left behind…
Sherra Salinger has always looked like a princess out of some fairy tale. The books she writes, though, stem from the nightmare of that one night. And she shrinks from any man’s attention–especially the one stalking her…
They’re coming back to Madison–and it won’t be happy reunion. There are three men, all dangerous in a different way. And when each of them surrender their bodies to the heat, when they succumb to desire, they’ll find the safety they desperately need…
Excerpt (part five)
Yeah. She lacked heart. She lacked heat.
Lacey, you’re a beautiful woman, you’re a lot of fun, and you’re a great photographer. But you’re cold. Yet another ghost–this coming from the guy she’d been dating off and on for two months, the guy who had just dumped her less than a week ago. The same day she’d been told she hadn’t gotten the job down in Brazil.
Scowling, Lacey drew her legs up to her chest and buried her face against her knees. That way, she wasn’t forced to look at Seth’s way too nice face, remember the last time she’d really felt heat.
You lack heart.
Oddly enough, it was losing out on the assignment in Brazil that really stung. Luis had bruised her pride, but his leaving hadn’t really hurt–the guy had dumped her, gone on to bigger, better things–namely a photographer who could help his career in ways Lacey couldn’t. Or more, in ways Lacey didn’t want to.
She knew Luis hadn’t been all that interested in her, but he’d made her feel something, at least. But not enough. After two months of dating, she still hadn’t been interested in sleeping with him and she wasn’t going to have sex with a guy unless she really wanted him. She had no desire to fall into bed with a guy who didn’t make her want it.
She wasn’t to blame for that. It wasn’t like she was frigid or anything. She could give herself an orgasm just fine–usually while thinking about Seth. The lack of heat wasn’t something that could be blamed on anybody, not the guys. Not her.
But she was to blame for the abysmal failure in her career. She’d chosen photography because it was something she loved, had always loved it, and was good at. But in the past seven or eight years, the life that had always been in her pictures started to fade, then disappear altogether and she couldn’t get it back.
“Are you here?”
Seth’s voice, low and amused, tugged her out of her reverie and she chanced a quick glance at his face. “Yeah. I’m here. Just thinking.”
A wry grin tugged at his lips and he shook his head. “Considering how pissed off you look, I’m not sure I want to know what you’re thinking about.”
I’m not pissed–I’m depressed. But all she did was smirk and wondered what would he think if he knew she’d been thinking about getting him in front of a camera. That she’d been remembering a day that he’d probably forgotten. That she’d run away from her life because she was tired feeling like a failure.
Chances are, he’d laugh.
She narrowed her eyes thoughtfully, studying his face. Those grooves around his mouth, they’d deepen when he laughed. He hadn’t been much on laughing that she could recall during high school, but it wasn’t like they ever really hung out together. He hadn’t laughed that day either…not when she crashed into him after…
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