In case you weren’t aware I now have a newsletter. I’ve put off doing one for a while because I have this website which is pretty time consuming, but it’s become an essential marketing tool for authors. So, I gave in to the inevitable and hired a lovely PA to get it off the ground and have been hard at work on a free novella to give out to subscribers.
It will also be up on Amazon if you prefer to buy instead of sign up for a once a month e-mail, but otherwise it won’t be free anywhere else. Once it returns from the editor I will be sending it out to everyone on the list but I thought I would give you a look at what they’re getting in case you felt like signing up.
You can do that here: Chaotic Musings Newsletter
And here’s a little teaser to whet your appetite for Architect of His Desire
It’s a workplace romance with a few twists …
He moved up close, standing right behind her and she tried not to flinch as he moved into her personal space. “Oh, I have it. I also noticed the time stamp on it. You were supposed to have this to me by three so I could send it over before the end of the day. So, what happened?” The words were cold, clipped.
“Nothing, I just underestimated how much time it was going to take me. I had trouble getting some of the numbers I needed, sorry.” The last part was a lie, though only a small one. She refused to turn or look back over her shoulder at him. Eyes front, pretend you’re not in trouble, she told herself, but she could feel his warm breath on her neck.
When he grabbed her hair in his fist and yanked her head back it was a shock. She gasped and felt a little thrill of excitement run through her body. She ignored the pain and kept her lips pressed tight, refusing to make a sound even when he forced her to look directly into his dark eyes.
“What did I say I was going to do to you the next time you missed a deadline Rhiannon?”
She swallowed hard. That threat had sent her into a tizzy all day and she found she could barely concentrate on her work, but she hadn’t thought he meant it. Not really. It was just a joke, and a totally inappropriate one for the workplace, even if part of her had been drooling over the idea.
“I—I don’t remember,” she lied.
“Really.” It wasn’t a question and the tone was so neutral she couldn’t even tell if he believed her lie or not. Maybe he didn’t care because the next words out of his mouth had her flailing internally. “Well, I guess I’ll have to follow through on it then. That way you’ll remember the penalty next time, little girl.”
“N-no, wait! You can’t do that. This is a workplace. You—you… can’t! It’s against the rules to… to do that!” she said. The words burst from her in a panicked rush and she saw the slightest hint of a grin curve the corner of his mouth at one side.
“I thought you said you didn’t remember the threat?” Her mouth opened as she desperately tried to come up with a response to that and he jerked her hair hard enough to make her wince. “Never mind, it doesn’t matter. You’ll remember after this,” he assured her.
He used her hair like a leash, dragging her over to his desk while she tried to slow their progress by digging in with her feet until her scalp really started to burn, and she finally gave in. He shoved her against the front of the desk and then let her go. “I want you to reach under your skirt and pull down your panties.” He sounded a little out of breath when he gave the order and she didn’t think it was from her struggling.
He was enjoying all of it, she could tell. Her face flamed and she just stared at him, not obeying, barely even breathing as she waited for him to laugh and say it was a joke. He narrowed his eyes. “If I have to do it for you, you’ll regret it, Rhiannon.”
She licked her bottom lip and considered her options. In the end she realized she didn’t have any. She was completely under his power and there was nothing she could do about it but submit. She slid her skirt up over her thighs with shaking hands, and reached under to pull the panties down to mid-thigh.
He shook his head. His eyes glittered with menace and he chuckled. “Oh no, sweetheart. I want them off so that they won’t get in my way.”
You’re the only ones who have seen this little snippet so I hope you enjoyed it. I can’t tell you much more about it without giving away some key plot elements but I think you’ll like it. I guess you’ll have to let me know once it’s available. In the meantime go sign up to be the first to get your copy!
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