Just six days more and then my newest book will be released! Woot! Are you ready for the next sneak peek?
Set up: Lydia is in one jail cell, Millicent Crankshaw is in the other, and Garrett has arrived to pay Lydia’s fine.
Sneak Peek #2:
“Then don’t.” Garrett pulled her closer, held her tighter. “Let me do it for you.”
She shook her head against his shoulder; he nodded against her cheek, and ever so slightly began to rock her. A tender side to side motion that somehow turn into dancing without his realizing it. Not that he knew many who would call such minor movement as this “dancing.” Still, it was chest-to-chest and heart-to-heart, and even, God help him, hip-to-hip. And she was crying in a way that no decent man could have endured with erection still intact, and yet, here he was. The crotch of his pants bulging hard as the devil’s right horn, pretty much cementing in his mind just how indecent he really was.
“I’ll do it for you,” he promised anyway. His saving redemption lay in his absolute determination to keep that promise. No matter what, he’d always keep it.
She sucked another breath, despite the hiccups that broke it into three shaky gasps. “You c-can’t either.”
The hell he couldn’t. “Try me. Haven’t I kept every promise I’ve made you so far? I mean, truly. Look how far we’ve come.”
Lifting her head from his shoulder, she flashed him an annoyed and tearful glare. “You mean, jail?”
“Progress is progress.”
She is the ‘savage’ of the Red Petticoat Saloon, a white woman raised by Indians only to be ripped from her adopted family by enemy soldiers and—with her half-breed son in tow—forced back into a life she does not remember or want. She does not smile; she does not trust, but she will, for a few extra dollars, put her buckskins on before taking a man to bed. Called Emerald, she has bitten more customers than she has forgiven. It never once occurred to her that anyone would find that treatment enamoring… until the day of the Great Brawl when the eldest Drake brother stormed the Red Petticoat in his vengeful hunt for Gabe and the youngest, Garrett, tackled her to the floor. She’d lived up to her reputation that day, grinding her teeth into the palm of his hand until she tasted blood, and forever won herself the erstwhile affections of a man who refused to understand the concept of ‘get lost’.
No one knew how to hide behind a smile like Garrett Drake. Haunted by a past he would never honor with words, he knew the soul-biting pain of incorporeal scars when he saw it. And from the moment he clapped eyes on Emerald—and she clamped her sharp little teeth on him, painting her lips with his blood—Garrett recognized his suffering soul’s long absent mate. She was prickly, temperamental, tense… afraid… what about that could draw him as intensely as it did, he had no idea, but the more she insisted he go away, the more impossible he found it to leave.
And then soldiers came to Culpepper Cove with orders to remove Emerald’s very young son to a reservation in which she could not go. After that, leaving ceased to be an option. Armed with an off-kilter joke and a smile, Garrett allied himself to the woman he loved…whether she wanted him to or not. Because she was warming to him, by God, and that right there made everything he was about to do worth it.
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Like all the Red Petticoat Saloon books, Warming Emerald is a standalone story. That means you don’t have to read them all to understand what’s going on in this book. However, you might want to read them all simply because, like Pringles potato chips, it’s hard to stop at just one!
About The Red Petticoat series:
The Red Petticoat Saloon series is a collection of books written by #1 and USA Today bestselling authors. Each book tells the unique story of a different woman, ‘a gem’, who comes to the saloon to find a safe haven and discovers they become part of a family. Recurring characters appear in each book to allow readers a continuity as they learn about the women who have learned to bend but have not broken under the harshness that life has to offer. It is a series where strong, loving men find not only entertainment at the saloon but the special women who reside under its roof.
Come visit and learn more about The Red Petticoat Saloon. http://www.redpetticoats.com
If you missed any of these great stories, it’s not too late!
Pearl’s Possession by Lee Savino
When Pearl starts working as a gem at The Red Petticoat saloon, she knows she’s found the place where she belongs. After all, her husband cast her out for being too lusty of a wife. She quickly comes to enjoy her clients, especially her five constant regulars, so much so, that when one of her regulars proposes marriage, she declines. How can one man satisfy her?
Things change when all five of her regulars come to her with a marriage proposal – live with them as a bride to five husbands.
Can Pearl face her fear of marriage and allow herself to be claimed by not one man, but five?
Disclaimer: This book contains the spanking of adult women and explicit sexual scenes including multiple partners and anal play.
Caring for Citrine by Alta Hensley
A captivating new standalone novel in The Red Petticoat Saloon Series from USA Today bestselling author Alta Hensley…
Sickly. A whore. On her own.
That is how Della would describe herself, or did until she became a gem at The Red Petticoat Saloon. Still sickly, and still a whore, at least she wasn’t on her own any longer. She had become Citrine, one of Jewel’s gems, and she wore the name proudly.
It wasn’t until she became deathly ill that she realized just how much people truly cared about her. She had her friends at The Red Petticoat, and she soon had the care of the town doctor – Dr. Anson Norwood.
Dr. Norwood promises her that he will fix all that is wrong with his patient and treat her like the gem she truly is. But will the shadows of her past, as well as the ones of Anson Norwood, get in the way? Can she allow the good doctor to fully care for his Citrine?