Thursday, January 29, 2015
TROUBLE TIMES TWO ~ BY ~ CALINDA B.
Sinfully sexy yacht builder and photographer Jace Savage has lived an explosive, reckless life, playing by his own high-voltage rules. When he met Zoé Dubois, his life came to a scorching stop – until trouble re-surfaced. How much trouble can a "life on the edge" and all around bad boy take?
He's about to find out. Trouble comes knocking when the well-being of the child in his care hangs in the balance, thanks to sudden interest from her grandparents, her once disinterested father and Jace's obsessive ex-girlfriend, Kate.
Determined to give Zoé the passionately intimate life she deserves, as well as sexy exploration on a daily basis, choices have to be made. Will Jace be man enough to make them? Couple his desire to change with his constant urge to run, and you have the gut-wrenching Trouble Times Two.
“Jace, stop it,” Zoé said, racing after his long legged stride. “Tell me where you’re going.”
“I don’t have time to explain,” he said, yanking a t-shirt over his head, and socks on his feet. “I’ll be back soon, we’ll get this party thing together, don’t worry.”
“Come on, stud, quit with the secrecy! You said you’d be up front with me! It’s one step forward and two steps back with you!”
Marni stood between her and Jace, her arms lifted high, her chin trembling.
Jace scooped down and picked her up. “You be good with my baby, baby-girl. Don’t give her any grief. And you,” he said to Zoé. “You’ve got to trust me. I’ve got something to take care of and I’ll be back in time for party preparation. We’ve got a wedding to prepare for.”
Zoé threw back her head. “I told you—we’re not getting married today. We’ve only known each other a little over a month.”
“That’s enough time to know how you feel, yeah? It is for me.” He gave her a heart-melting, good sense out the window kind of gaze. “You’re not getting away from me, ever, baby.”
“Who says I want to get away?” she said, exasperated.
“Exactly.” He sat Marni on the washer, positioning his body so she wouldn’t fall, and inclined his lips toward Zoé’s mouth. “We’re getting married. Done deal.” He connected with her mouth in a full on, tongue sliding, tangled, searing kiss.
Zoé barely remembered his words as her body responded. She reached up and circled his neck with her hands, opening wide to him, their tongues colliding in a slippery embrace, Jace pressing his ever-present, only for her hard-on into her belly.
Marni squirmed and squealed, making them break apart.
“There’s more of this coming your way when I return.” His green gaze bore into her and he tapped his fingertip on her nose. “But now I’ve got to jet.” He turned and raced toward the garage, heading, no doubt, for his beloved motorcycle, the Deus Grievous Angel.
Zoé opened the front door and watched him zip away. When the dust died down on the dirt driveway, she and Marni wandered back inside, clouds of irritation mixed with desire swamping her mind. A few minutes later, she heard a key in the front door. She and the toddler made their way to the foyer. “Forget something?” she said as the doorknob turned. She stopped cold, her mouth agape as the gorgeous blond stepped through the front door, key in hand. “Kate Bethlehem?” she asked, shocked. “Why is it you have a key to our house?”
“Who are you?” the woman responded icily. “Child care? And what are you doing in my boyfriend’s house?”
The Fun Part: Calinda B was told early on that she should be a writer. She heard frequent praise for her writing, as well as her sense of humor. Scoffing at such admonitions and praise, she went on to pursue her life of adventure, chock full of the things that make up a well-rounded adventurous life: music (yup, she was a singer in a rock and roll band), dance (even performed hip hop in Russia), rock climbing (ever hung from a rock wall a few stories up? Yikes!), fire walking (taught high-ranking Moscow fire officials how to walk the coals), kayaking, scuba diving (she's in love with sharks), travel, and falling in love again and again.
Many of her books have been nominated and placed in the top for several reader's choice awards, including Best Urban Fiction and Best Erotic Paranormal. Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with the love of her life and her two cats, she has now chosen to put fingers to keyboard and write - when she's not in pursuit of another adventure!
The Daily Grind: College educated and life-experienced, Calinda B has worked in the world of computers and technology for a long time. Before that she worked in the world of health and fitness, as well as art. Throughout her career she has relied on her writing abilities to write articles, ad copy and web content.
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