Sunday, April 12, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors Blog Hop #8Sunday


Pete finally gets his chance to dance with the gorgeous Sharon...

He escorted her to the dance floor and wrapped her in his arms. He couldn't believe it. This was just like his fantasies, except they'd involved being naked in bed with her on top. She folded into his embrace as if she was well familiar with him. Her delicate body with its high, firm breasts, felt like heaven against his chest. Unbelievably, his arms shook more than they should have, so he tightened them and hunched over as if protecting her. He rested his cheek against her hair and pulled her even closer, one hand around her waist, the other cupping her nape. She must have just washed her hair because even in the smoky bar, the scent of it was fresh and lemony.

The Blurb for The Keeper
Sharon Timmons used the comfort of food to survive a rough childhood when her father left, and her mother responded by going from man to man. Taking control, she made a new life for herself -- new body, new job, new town. Deputy sheriff Hank wasn’t a forever kind of guy, but she was devastated when he left her for another woman. His partner rescued her. She had no clue how her life would be impacted.
Pete Rayne dated a lot of women in his day. He came from a big family, born right in the middle. No one had ever needed him before. Sharon did. He sensed her insecurities even though she was a knockout. When Hank publicly dumped her, Pete scooped her up in his arms – literally – and didn’t plan to let her go.
Sharon is a lot stronger emotionally than she gives herself credit for. Pete is determined to help her realize that and determined to prove to her he’s the one man who will love her under any circumstances and love her forever.  Sharon slowly comes to realize her intense, honest relationship with Pete is true, and he is The Keeper.
The Keeper is available here -
This story is a sequel to Home to Stay, the story of Pete's partner Hank (the one who dumped Sharon) and the new woman in town Nickie. When Nickie begins restoring an old house in Parkersburg, Iowa, the last thing she expects is a stalker. But when Deputy Sheriff Hank responds to her call for help, all thoughts of danger flee her mind. The more she's forced to be with him, the stronger her attraction grows. He's never been the staying kind, but he can't fight his own growing feelings for her. 

You can find Home to Stay here -


  1. Very sensual snippet. I hope they do more than dancing

    1. Yes they do, Naomi. Thank you for reading and commenting!

  2. That's a lovely dance, and the book sounds very interesting from your synopsis. Can't wait to read more, great snippet!

  3. Just like his fantasies, except they're dancing vertically rather than horizontally. That's a pretty bit difference, actually. :-)

    1. Lovely, Ed. Sinatra sings a song about how dancing is making love standing up. Thanks for commenting and reminding me of that.