Sunday 21 December 2014

Sunday Surprise Decadent Publishing @DecadentPub @IngeUlrike @shilohsaddler @vsmorgan1

Decadent Publishing has a page full of new releases as well as a selection of holiday stories. I'm going to focus on some of the newest releases.

Can Emma fall for Mr. Unexpected when she doesn’t believe in Mr. Right or even Mr. Right Now…? Falling for Mr. Unexpected is set in Africa, bringing two vacationers together. This recent offering from Inge Saunders is sure to warm you up on a cold winter night.

The second volume of Box of 1 Night Stands is spicy morsel after spicy morsel. The pieces by Sabrina York, Mina Carter, Dominique Eastwick, JoAnne Kenrick, Louisa Bacio, Heather Long, Kate Richards, Kerry Adrienne, Leigh Ellwood, Cate Masters, Melissa Kendall, Jessica E. Subject, Angela S. Stone, Deanna Wadsworth, D.L. Jackson, Rebecca Royce and Lia Davis range the globe and the timeline. From regency to current day, from vampires to were-wolves and even a sports team, you are sure to find something you fancy among them.

Sam's Temptation by V.S. Morgan features Sam Malone,the brains behind a guest and working ranch. On a working vacation in Montana, Chef Gabi Inez’s schedule allows her to enjoy planned activities and hangout with her cousin and his new family. What’s a cowboy to do when a sweet and sassy chef gets under his skin, only to be told by her overprotective cousin she’s off limits?

Bitten By Snakeoil is the first in the Medicine Show series from Shiloh Saddler. One of many stories Beyond Fairy Tales from Decadent, Jed uses all his strength and energy to fight his attraction to sexy medicine-show man Peter Saint in a town where the local preacher’s hellfire and damnation sermons promise repercussions. A western fantasy, this brings historical together with a familiar story of boy meets boy.

The list of releases goes on, but here is a sample of Bitten By Snakeoil.

A short, wiry man stood on the pullout platform in the back of his brightly colored wagon playing a banjo and singing about a miracle-working elixir. “Peter Saint’s powders and tonics can make the old feel young again and make the blind see. They can make the crippled walk and the ill-tempered gleeful.” Townsfolk doing their Saturday shopping gathered around, taking in the medicine show.

I couldn’t recall the last time a medicine show had come through Tumbleweed. Leaning against the side of my shop, I took in the entertainment from a distance, and my pulse quickened. The man’s strong, melodious voice captivated me. No, if I was truly honest with myself, I was more interested in the way he filled out that sharp salesman’s suit. If only I could peel off his navy-blue striped vest and white shirt to run my hands across the planes of his chest and then open his sable trousers.

The breeze ruffled Mr. Saint’s blond hair under his chestnut-colored derby. The movement drew my attention to the man’s emerald eyes. Realizing I was staring, I bent my head, and my cheeks heated. It must be nearing 100 degrees outside. I grabbed my shirt collar and tugged it up to wipe off some of the sweat oozing down my neck. I struck the match against the side of my shop and lit my pipe. Tobacco wasn’t as good a distraction as a cool glass of whiskey, but it would have to do for the moment.

Taking a puff on my pipe, I tried not to look at the man with the perfect build.

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