Excerpt from Match Me If You Dare, Sugar Babies, Inc. Book Two

   Susan tottered down the sidewalk wondering whether she was drunker than she thought or it was the shoes that were causing her difficulty.  The gorgeous and expensive stilettoes did wonderful things for her butt, especially wearing her new skinny jeans.  A new wardrobe was apparently part of the deal, and Erica had excellent taste.  Both Kelsey and she had been supplied with more beautiful clothing than she’d ever owned, even when her parents were well off.  Everything from lingerie to evening gowns had been provided.   In fact, she couldn’t think of an occasion for which she would not have the proper outfit.  Sue especially loved the emerald green cocktail dress Erica had chosen and the long evening gown in gold chiffon.  Kelsey looked so stunning in her black cocktail dress with her golden hair falling down her back that Sue was almost jealous.  The blush-colored gown chosen for Kels made her look like an angel, and really she nearly was, Sue thought.  Good lord, imagine never having an orgasm, she shuddered.  It just didn’t bear thinking about. 

      Walking close to the building, in case she lost her balance again, Sue rounded the corner, spotted the bookstore about a half a block away and hurried along, careful to keep the heels of her new shoes out of the sidewalk cracks.  Head down, she reached the door, pulled it open with a sigh of relief and proceeded to catch her heel on the strip of metal that ran across the bottom of the doorway.  Pitching forward, she was unable to stop herself, despite her wind-milling arms, and braced herself for the impact.  Instead, a hand slid into the waist of her tight jeans from behind, and all forward motion stopped.  Held in mid-air, she felt like a fish on a hook as she strained to see her savior.  With her hair falling into her face she struggled to get her feet back on the ground, instinctively wiggling.

      “Hold on there just a minute, Miss,” a deep voice ordered.  “I’ll help you.”

      Susan saw the man drop his packages to the floor just before he wrapped another arm around her waist and pulled her upright.  Still holding her, he gave her a few moments to recover her balance.  Looking up, she brushed back her hair and looked into the bluest eyes she’d ever seen.  The dark-haired man towered over her, a stern look on his face.

      “Are you always in such a hurry, or just too preoccupied to watch where you’re going?  You could have been seriously hurt.”

      “New shoes,” Sue explained and promptly hiccupped, a hand flying to her mouth in embarrassment.

      “Ah, I see,” he said as he observed her blush with a slight sniff, “new shoes, indeed, and maybe a little alcohol to go with them, which seems a dangerous combination.   Why every woman in the country suddenly wants to be six feet tall is beyond me.”

      “I don’t want to be six feet tall,” Susan sputtered back, wiggling out of his hold.  “It’s the fashion.”

      “It’s ridiculous and accounts for tens of thousands of sprained and broken ankles a year, but that’s beside the point,” he sighed.  “Anyway, are you alright?”

      “Yes, thank you,” Susan snapped, slightly annoyed.  What an opinionated jerk, she thought.  A good-looking jerk, an incredibly well built jerk, but a jerk just the same.

      Suddenly the man grinned, causing Susan to stare mesmerized.

      “Wow, poor judgment, a bad attitude and a temper.  I bet the men are lined up at your door,” he offered with a laugh.  “See that you slow down young lady,” he admonished firmly, the grin disappearing as if it had never been.  “And get rid of those shoes, especially if you’re going to hit the bottle, before you get hurt.”

      “For your information, buddy, I only had a few beers, and I have plenty of men to choose from, if I want one, which I’m not sure I do after meeting you!” Susan insisted, poking him firmly in the chest with her index finger.

      “I have no doubt of that, little one.  You’re very pretty…when you’re quiet.  However, I doubt you’ll pick the right one, a man who can give you just exactly what you need.”

      “And I suppose you think you know ‘exactly what I need’?” Sue said sarcastically.

      “An attitude adjustment,” he replied, bending down to pick up his packages.  On the way back up he stopped at her ear and whispered, “And a damn good spanking.”

      Susan gasped as he turned to walk away with a wink.  Pivoting on her heel, she stumbled slightly and heard a laugh as she marched away.  Fuming at his arrogance, she searched for the books she needed and rethought her conversation with Kelsey.  Maybe it wouldn’t be so easy to submit to a man for six months, and that was basically what she was agreeing to.  What if her match ended up being someone like that jackass who just saved her from a nasty fall?   He was good-looking in the extreme, and it would certainly not be a hardship to have a physical relationship with someone who looked and smelled, now that she thought about it, like him.  In truth her panties had been getting wetter from the moment she looked into those eyes. But a spanking?  Why, the idea of him spanking her had her ready to claw and spit. 

      Sighing, she decided to browse the movie section while she thought about the situation.  One hundred and eighty thousand dollars was a lot of money, and she could live on it for a very long time.  Surely she could handle it for six months, and if he was as handsome as…  Shit, never mind that.  Men like that certainly didn’t have to pay for any relationship.  Women were probably beating down his door on a regular basis.  No, it was best to put him and his threat out of her mind.  Think about what you can do to help Kelsey, she told herself, as she walked slowly up and down the aisle, scanning titles.  Suddenly she spied the perfect movie.  Why hadn’t she thought of it before?  It was just what Kelsey needed.  Picking up the DVD, she headed to the check-out and paid for her purchases.   Walking back to the hotel, Susan took her time.  No point in breaking an ankle, she thought with a grin.  If things didn’t work out with her match, she might have to run, and two good ankles would be helpful. 

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Sugar Babies, Inc. Book Two, Match Me If You Dare is now available.

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Marcus learned two important lessons in life; trust your gut and never hide your true nature. The first made him a best-selling author, and the second kept him single. Dragging his twin brother Ty to a match-making party was a split-second decision. Sam, owner and CEO of Sugar Babies, Inc., made frequent offers to find him the perfect woman. ‘Perfect woman’ was an oxymoron and if such a creature existed, he wasn’t interested. It was difficult to justify spanking a well-behaved young lady and Marcus had no intention of giving up his favorite past-time. If nothing else, the party might help get the sassy red-head in the death- defying heels out of his head. 

The ‘Luck of the Irish’ eluded Susan, and she didn’t expect anything to change. Running into Sam on her bike was an accident, something she had plenty of experience with. It was amazing how quickly her life changed once she agreed to let Sugar Babies, Inc. find her a match. The suite, the clothes,and room service, all made her pinch herself several times a day. This was one man and a chance for a lasting relationship – a chance she had to take. Only two weeks ago, she had considered taking up the world’s oldest profession just to survive. 

Kelsey stood naked in front of a large mirror, critically taking note of her body. Small breasts, slim hips and short of stature, she could easily pass for a child. If someone were looking for a little girl of their own, she was certainly built for the job, she thought in disgust. The problem was she didn’t feel young; she felt old, ancient at times. Somewhere along the way all the joy had been sucked out of her. The past couple of weeks with Susan were the nicest she could remember. How long had it been since something struck her as funny, how long since she had slept an entire night without waking up in a panic? The last traces of her black eye had finally faded. Now if she could find a match who didn’t scare her half to death, she just might survive!

If some matches are made in heaven, surely no angel had a hand in this!  Seriously?  A spanking fetish?  And why did he have to be so hot?

Exerpt from Sugar Babies, Inc. Book I, A Sweet and Sassy Match

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   When Jo entered the kitchen a short time later, the smell of bacon and fresh coffee made
her forget everything except how hungry she was. Sam seated her at the table and placed a plate
in front of her containing eggs, scrambled with cheese, peppers and onions, as well as several
slices of crisp bacon. Warm muffins appeared quickly along with fresh pineapple chunks and
strawberries.
     “This looks delicious,” Jo murmured appreciatively. “You are a man of hidden talents,
Sam.”
     “I’ll take that as a compliment,” he said, filling her coffee cup and sitting across from her.
     “It is, mostly,” she said and smiled.
     “Just mostly? Am I to assume that you find some of my talents undesirable?” he teased in
mock dismay.
     “That would be a pretty accurate assessment,” she answered, digging into her breakfast
with a moan of delight.
     “Fair enough,” Sam conceded, taking a bite of his eggs. “I can only hope in the future
that you will develop an appreciation for all my skills.”
     “Hope is good, Sam, just don’t hold your breath,” she shot back. “I doubt I’ll ever
discover an affinity for spanking.”
     “There are many kinds of spankings, Jo. You’ve only been exposed to the disciplinary
type. Someday, I plan on introducing you to a more erotic side.”
     “Erotic? You’ve got to be kidding me, right? What could possibly be erotic about being
pulled over your knee and having my bottom roasted? It sounds pretty standard to me.”
     “You’re wrong, honey. Some women find it extremely erotic to submit to the man they
love. Not all spankings are painful; some have just enough heat to inspire a different kind of
response.”
     “Well, I’m not from Missouri, but you’d still have to show me as I find it extremely
unlikely,” Jo snorted, plucking a juicy piece of fruit off the plate and pinning him with her eyes.
     “That would require you being well-behaved enough to be rewarded with an erotic
spanking. Based on the last few days, I don’t think it’s in the foreseeable future, sweetie,” Sam
said with a grin.
     “That’s not fair,” Jo complained. “Most people see me as a very responsible and
productive adult. I’ll have you know that I am held in very high regard by my peers.”
     “So, it’s only when you’re with me that you act like an irresponsible child, incapable of
taking care of even your most basic needs, such as eating and not hanging out of windows by
your knees? That’s interesting,” Sam said with a curious look on his face.
     “That’s not true,” Jo insisted, flinging down her napkin and rising from her chair. With
her hands on the table, she leaned toward him, her eyes flashing. “I just don’t think it’s fair for
you to spank me in a painful way and then refuse to show me how an erotic spanking feels!”
     “Ten minutes ago, you were insisting that you didn’t want any spankings of any kind.
Are you now asking me to spank you?” he asked, trying not to laugh.
     “No, I just…I don’t…. Never mind. You are a bully,” Jo told him angrily.
     “And you are a brat. Now sit down and finish your breakfast before you get exactly the
kind of spanking you don’t want.”
     Jo sat. This man could twist up her words before she even knew what hit her. Imagine
complaining because he refused to spank her! She needed her head examined.

Sugar Babies, Inc.  Book II,  Match Me If You Dare, is due to be released later this week.  All of my books are avaliable on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Blushing Books.

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Book 1 of my new series, Sugar Babies, Inc. is out today! I’m so excited!

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‘A Sweet and Sassy Match’ is now available at Amazon and Blushing Books.com. 

Sam Barringer worked his way up from the slums of Philadelphia to a corner office with a magnificent view of Manhattan. A corporate attorney, Sam was a powerhouse in his field, making more money than he could spend. Still single, he watched quietly as his associates’ marriages crumbled, one after another. It seemed there was always another beautiful gold-digger ready to take whatever the first, or second or third wife left up for grabs. Many of his male clients were ridiculously wealthy and so very alone, unable to trust their own judgment when it came to women. Yet, he knew, there were good women out there. The problem was they worked in coffee shops and school lunchrooms, as bus drivers and mechanics, hardly likely to meet a man who could and would provide them with security, love and guidance.

The men surrounding him were unhappy and frustrated, looking for something they were never going to find, despite their wealth. It was then that Sam decided to help, and Sugar Babies was born. Surrounding himself with positive, upbeat people, he resigned his position, left town and set up a matchmaking service. Quickly Sam discovered that there were a lot more men like him than he’d previously believed. Men who wanted a loving, respectful and somewhat obedient partner to share their lives. Men who were naturally dominant and firmly believed that disciplining their woman was sometimes necessary to insure a healthy, peaceful and long term relationship.

While scouting out a new location for a branch office, Sam meets Johanna Maxwell. Jo is beautiful, hard working and everyone’s best friend. She could be counted on for house sitting, baby-sitting or pet sitting, or even a last minute loan, if cash ran low between paydays. In fact, the only person Jo didn’t take care of was Jo. Sam falls hard, but can he convince Jo that his business is legitimate? More to the point, can he convince her that when he pulls her over his knee, it’s out of love?

 

If you like strong and spirited women and the men who love them, you might want to give it a  look.  This is the book that gave me a little trouble, but as soon as I let my heart speak, if moved along quickly.  Book 2,  ‘Match Me If You Dare’ is currently in the hands of my editor and should be ready soon.  I will post the link on here as soon as I figure it out or get my daughter to do it.  I love to write, but I am not tech savvy. 

 

Busy Days

Well, I finished my novel, Sugar Babies, Inc. and it has been accepted for publication by Blushing Books.  I have no idea of the release date, but I will post it as soon as I can.  I am working on a sequel and planning on joining other authors from Romance Divas in a fast draft challenge.  It should be fun and hopefully productive.  Thanks Mary Quast for giving me the link to the group.  Everyone there is friendly and supportive and I think I will learn a lot from them.

Mary will also be featuring my second novel, Little White Lies as a Tuesday Teaser on her blog, Romantic Interludes on 9/17.  Check it out if you get a chance.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hopefully I will get better at this as I go along.  I have started a twitter account @StevieMac1175 and am following some wonderful authors but again I’m just learning the ropes.   To say I’m technologically challenged would be putting it mildly, but I am determined to persevere.

Breaking the drought

I’m a writer, or at least I thought so until about six weeks ago.  One hundred sixty-seven pages into my fifth novel and Bam! Nothing, nada, zilch.  I had not one thing to say.  For the first two weeks I stared helplessly at my computer.  I reread what I had previously written, sometimes that helps, but not this time.  I called my sisters and discussed my problem.  I got plenty of sympathy, but no ideas.  I painted my ceilings and woodwork,  still nothing so I started cooking.  Homemade Potato  Salad, Crazy Cake with Fudge frosting, Baked Ziti with sausage and tons of cheese, Chili and the list goes on.  My husband was ecstatic and I lost ten pounds, go figure.

My publisher emailed me.  “Hey what’s up? Are you working?”  Nope.

Then finally sweet inspiration!!! I got an emailed from author Mary Quast letting me know she was going to use my first novel Changing Her Mind as a ‘Tuesday Teaser’ on her blog, Romantic Interludes on August 13th.  I wrote back to her to thank her and told her of my difficulty.  Mary had some advise for me about writing what I love and it was just what I needed to hear.  I took it to heart and ran with it writing seventy-five pages in three days and another ten today.  Woot Woot!

I came out of my office today and found my husband, telling him :

“Honey, I need some TLC.”

“You’ve come to the right store,” he said, pulling me into his arms.  God how I love that man.

So a big Thank You to Mary Quast for being so supportive. Check out her blog on 8/13 and read the blurb for Changing Her Mind. http://maryquast.blogspot.com/2013/08/tuesday-teaser-changing-her-mind-by.html

 

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