Release Month and America the Beautiful

ParkerInFrameHi All! Cynthia D’Alba here. Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming one of my favorite folks to our internet home. I’m pretty sure this is the first time Parker Kincade has been with us. Now, brush your teeth and be good hostesses!

Hi everyone, I’m so excited to be here on Everybody Needs a Little Romance! Thanks to all the ladies for having me today.

I’ve literally just arrived home from a ten-day vacation on the east coast. The purpose of my trip was to attend my sister’s wedding in Connecticut. My bucket list includes visiting every state, so I decided to take advantage of the time off to knock out four states I hadn’t visited before along the way  – Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Maine.

I was completely floored at the beauty of these states. Virginia was all rolling hills and beautiful fall colors. I did see an excessive amount of dead deer on the side of the road, but that became more of a counting game as we drove through the beautiful mountains into West Virginia and Maryland as we worked our way east.

I lived in Connecticut when I was younger, so I’ve experienced life on the coast, but nothing could have prepared me for Maine. Holy wowzers. Maine took my breath away with its changing leaves, quaint coastal towns, and FRESH SEAFOOD. Seriously. I love seafood – fish, steamers, lobster, scallops – if it swims, chances are I’ll eat it. The people were amazingly pleasant. A nice man at The Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth spent ten minutes explaining to me about the “best lobsta rolls eva,” after I’d asked about the buns they used (because they were yummy, and yes, I came home with four bags!).

In ten days, I went from Arkansas to Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine … and back again.

With all that beauty around me, it was hard not to think about all the romantic scenes that could happen there. I filled page after page in my journal of ideas for new stories – so be on the lookout for the lighthouses of Maine in one of my future stories.

For now, though, I’ll stick with Texas and the Martin Family.
November 6 marks the release of the second installment in the series – Shadow of Sin. Are you ready for Caleb’s story?

A man determined to protect her…

Caleb Martin is no stranger to hazardous situations. He’s seen enough bloodshed to last two lifetimes. When an innocent evening takes a dangerous turn, Caleb takes matters into his own hands. If she wants his help, it’s his rules, his way. Period.

A woman who won’t be controlled…

When it comes to relationships, Samantha keeps things casual, unassuming. Safe. Caleb Martin is far from safe. His ‘my way or the highway’ attitude pushes all the wrong buttons, and she’d sworn no man would have that kind of power over her again.

A hunger that won’t be denied…

Protecting Samantha from the man that stalks her shouldn’t test his patience—or his control—but her smart mouth and hot Irish temper stoke the fuel of his desire. She is pure sin—a distraction he doesn’t need, a temptation he can’t resist.

Despite their animosity, Caleb has starred in her fantasies for years. His ruthless sensuality proves to be more potent than she ever imagined. As Caleb masters her body, Samantha must keep a tight grip her heart.

Excerpt

He turned to her. Heat pooled in her stomach as his gaze traveled slowly, deliberately, from her face. He seemed to take in every inch of her before stopping to linger over her bare legs. “I don’t sleep much. I’m sorry if I disturbed you.”

“You didn’t.” The devil in her insisted she cross her legs, exposing more of her thigh to his view. She enjoyed his eyes on her, as if he saw the woman she was instead of the pain in his ass he’d claimed her to be. She was tempting fate, knowing that any second he’d remember who she was and that look in his eye would change.

For now, she’d use any means to distract him from his pain. Her pain would come later, when she was alone again.

“Do you want to talk about it?”

“Talk about what?”

“Why you’re still up.”

 He chucked a thumb at the windows. “Daytime.”

She clamped her mouth shut before she said something she’d regret. And he thought she was stubborn. She pulled in a slow, steady breath. “True, but barely. On a normal day, I wouldn’t be up yet.”

“Exactly. Go. Rest.” He closed his eyes as if to shut her out.

She could feel his irritation, but, this time, it wasn’t directed at her. It gave her hope as she pressed on.

“Are you hungry? I could make us some breakfast. If you don’t mind me searching through your fridge, I’m sure I could find something edible.” In fact, she’d been surprised at the amount of food she’d seen. She’d half expected him to only have beer and water and maybe a stray bottle of ketchup. Like Alec’s fridge.

“For the love of christ, what do you want? I don’t want to eat. I don’t want to talk.” He sighed, apparently resigned to her company a few minutes more. “What do you want, Samantha?”

About Parker:

Parker Kincade is the award-winning erotic romance author of The Martin Family Series. Her first novel, One Night Stand, won the 2013 Reader’s Crown Award for Best First Book, the category of Best Erotic Romance in the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Golden Claddagh contest and was named finalist in the Romance Writers of America/Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight contest.

Parker lives in the southern United States with her husband, children and beloved boxer sidekick. She loves reading, playing golf, spending time with her family and friends, ice cream from the ice cream truck, taking her dog to the park and watching old musicals.

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