Friday, November 9, 2012

The Men and Women of the Military



I thought for the hop today I'd feature an excerpt from my lone military romance, You'll Think of Me. Cade's always been close to my heart because he's not your average romance hero. He's suffering from PTSD and struggling to fit back into the world. I thank all the men and women of the military and am so glad they are doing what they do to keep us all safe. For my giveaway, there's a copy of You'll Think of Me up for grabs. The prize is open to anyone (US and INT) who comments on the post, leaves their name and their email. Add more entries by liking my facebook page, following me on twitter, and signing up for the newsletter. Easy! Now, let's get on with that excerpt.

The man of her dreams finally came home from the war, but is he still the man she remembers or have his demons changed him forever?

Melanie Roberts loved her best friend more than she could ever imagine, and for longer than she wants to admit. Though once lovers, she's resigned herself to being no more than his best friend and roommate. On the eve of his return from deployment in Iraq, in order to keep her heart from breaking, she decides she's moving on—after one last sexy night.

Cade Nicholson has come to a decision. As he comes home damaged in both body and soul from his latest deployment, all he wants is to find comfort in Melanie's arms. Unsure and unsteady in expressing his love to the only woman to hold his heart, he has to find a way to convince her of his true feelings.

Can two best friends overcome their demons to prove their love for one another before past decisions come back to haunt them and it’s too late?

Reader Advisory: This book contains anal and outdoor sex.


Available here!

And now for an excerpt:

“Hi,” he murmured.

She looked up and fisted his shirt in her hands as his arms enfolded her. His dark eyes sparkled as a crooked grin tugged at his lips. What was running through his mind? The heat radiating from his body kicked her senses into hyper drive. The only thought she had was finding satisfaction with Cade.

Liquid desire pooled between her legs. She shifted her hips. No, no. Restraint. If she practiced a little restraint, maybe the heat of the moment would pass. Not quite. He looked too damn enticing in casual clothes. Oh, hell, who cared about restraint? “Did I ever tell you how dead sexy you are?”

As he raised his thick brows and smirked, he rubbed her back with long, languid strokes. The creases on his forehead melted away, making him look like the Cade she remembered. Could Rhett’s comment be true? A tiny part of her hoped so. She shoved the thought aside to insulate her feelings.

“It’s been a while, Mel. Why?”

His sexy rumble turned her insides out and spurred her on. She let go of his shirt and cupped his cheeks. “You are, and I want you—right now.” She pressed her open lips to his and moaned. Kissing Cade was almost better than sex. He knew how to tease and torment her with nothing more than his tongue. He tasted like sin and smelled divine, like an outdoorsman. A girl could get lost in that much testosterone, and Melanie never wanted to be found. How had she managed to stay friends-with-benefits with him for so long after the break up?

Groaning, he wound his fingers in her hair. Her scalp tingled as he spoke against her lips. “You do know how to get a man’s attention.”

Thanks for reading, commenting and participating. I appreciate your patronage. And now for the rest of the hop sites so you can keep going!

14 comments:

Joanne said...

You'll Think of Me sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it to see more of Cade and Melanie.
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Yvette said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I also follow FB, Twitter, and newsletter.
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bas1chs said...

Thanks for participating in this hop! You'll Think of Me sounds fantastic.

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Susan W. said...

You'll Think of Me sound like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Lisa said...

Putting You'll think of Me on my TBR list. I follow on twitter (@wolphcall) & FB (Lisa George)

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Eva said...

Thank you for the giveaway, I want to win!

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Ann Q said...

Even after a man returns home from war ,the battle still continues on the home front. It must be hard to make the shift from dangerous situations to dealing with all the mundane things of everyday life.Their experiences must make them impatient with people making a drama out of petty things. annpa@gmail.com

BeachHouse Writer said...

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enjoyed the excerpt follow you on twitter like your FB page

Beckey said...

The story sound intruing good read, thanks for sharing

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allison said...

your book sounds so good! thanks for the giveaway. i follow newsletter, FB, and twitter.
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Belinda G said...

Wendi,

I am a fan of your work. I have been pleased with what I have read so far.

I love the blurb for You'll Think of Me. It looks like an awesome read! The Military in its' glory.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Take care

Belinda G
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latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway fun blog hop!
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jessica said...

sounds real good. Loved the excerpt. Thanks for being a part of the hop!
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Wendi Zwaduk said...

And the winner is...Belinda G!!! Thanks to everyone who entered and Belinda, I'll be in touch with you shortly!