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It’s Excerpt Monday AGAIN?

Holy crap, where did the month go?

Okay, we’re trying to hit 40 authors for the August EM.  My contribution this month has nothing to do with my long-standing (and still incomplete) WIP – and, sorry, no Nick and TJ yet.  I swear, I have a plot for them cooking.  But it needs to simmer a little bit longer.

In the meantime, I’ve started work on an erotic romance.  My sister in law – my chief beta reader, idea bouncer-off-of, and most mercilessly constructive critic – refuses to read it until I finish Rocky Mountain.  So I thought I’d throw it out there and see if anyone tells me it sucks.

If you picked this up in a bookstore and started reading, would you think it sucks?

AND REMEMBER – check out the links at the end of this post to read some other great excerpts which, I assure you, do not suck.

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The woman in his bed looked nothing like any groupie he’d seen before.  He found that kind of intriguing.  After twenty-five years in the business, he didn’t get a lot of surprises anymore.

He liked surprises.

The girl didn’t stir as he fished in his jeans and jacket pockets for his wallet, change, hotel keys and phone, dumping them on the massive desk in front of the window.  Next he pulled out all the scraps of paper and business cards people had stuck in there tonight, stuff he’d never look at.   He took off his pin-striped silk suit jacket and black mesh tshirt and tossed them on a chair, still watching the sleeping girl.

When he’d returned to the Marquis tonight, he hadn’t had to fight his way through as large a crowd of crew, friends, press and assorted hangers-on as usually thronged a hotel on a tour stop.  Redneck Metal were veterans like him, guys in their forties who’d first made it twenty years ago, and they’d all done the Sodom and Gomorrah Road Show a million times already.  Recovering alcoholics and former junkies committed to sobriety didn’t need the same level of debauchery they once had, especially not with their guitarist back in rehab after a spectacular fall off the wagon.  They all knew how easily it could’ve been one of them.

Hell, Marsh Averitt had brought his wife along, and it wasn’t one of those send-the-wife-shopping-while-I-bang-the-groupies setups, either.  A couple of the other guys had their wives and kids joining them at different spots on the road.  It was as close to family friendly as this kind of music got.

So far he’d enjoyed his last minute stint as Guest Guitar God.  The whole “living legends together at last” PR had worked; every venue had sold out weeks in advance.  He’d told Marsh he thought forty-three was kind of early for legend status.  The forty-six-year-old bassist had just laughed.

He glanced in the mirror, then took another look.  Not too bad for an old dude, by rock n roll standards.  Not nearly as many lines on the face as there should’ve been.  Clean for nine years, he worked out a lot, and it showed.  He slapped his flat belly, smiling with grim satisfaction, and then flexed his biceps.  Sooner or later, no matter how much iron he pumped, the skin would start to sag.  God only knew what the tats would look like then.  He tried to imagine what Keith Richards would’ve looked like now if his arms and torso were covered in ink, and he shuddered.

Sighing, he went to sit on the edge of the bed to pull off his boots.  The girl didn’t stir, but began to snore very softly.  He smothered a laugh.  How long had she been waiting for him?  Who’d let her in here?  And what the hell was up with those clothes?  Tight, worn blue jeans showed off a sweet ass, but they were too long, rolled up at the ankles.  And the Houston Astros jersey nearly swallowed her.

Fuck.  What if she weren’t a groupie?  What if she was homeless and had somehow gotten in here?

He moved up the edge of the bed to get a better look, careful not to touch her and wake her up.

No.  He’d lived on the streets himself, a lifetime ago.  This wasn’t some strung out teenager seeking shelter from the LA night.  Mid twenties, probably.  She was lying curled up on her side, but he could see a hand and arm free of bruises or track marks.  The half of her face that was showing had a clear, creamy complexion.  She wasn’t beautiful, but she was damned cute.  Then he realized she wore no makeup, and he revised his opinion up to pretty.  He wondered what color her eyes were.

Well, actually, they were gray.  He knew that because she woke up just then and rolled over onto her back, blinking sleepily.  Her (gray) eyes widened and she shot up, scrambling back against the headboard and bonking her head rather hard.

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AND FOR THE REST OF EXCERPT MONDAY:

AJ O’Donovan, Poetry (PG13)
Stephanie Draven, Paranormal Romance (PG 13)
Heather S.Ingemar, Dark Fantasy/Poetry (PG13)
Babette James, Fantasy Romance (PG 13)
Cynthia Justlin, Romantic Suspense (PG 13)
Kaige, Historical Romance (PG 13)
Julia Knight, Fantasy Romance (PG13)
Ansha Kotyk, Middle Grade Adventure (PG13)
Adelle Laudan, Contemporary Romance (PG 13)
Jeannie Lin, Historical Romance (PG 13)
RF Long, YA Paranormal (PG13)
Caitlynn Lowe, Epic Fantasy (PG13)
Shawntelle Madison, Paranormal Romance (PG 13)
Crista McHugh, Contemporary Erotic Romance (PG 13)
Bria Quinlan, Rom Com (PG)
Leigh Royals, Historical Romance (PG 13)
Megan S., Paranormal (PG13)
Dara Sorensen, Historical Paranormal (PG 13)
Bethanne Strasser, Historical Romance (PG13)

Melissa Aires, Futuristic Romance (R)
Melissa Blue, Contemporary Romance (R)
Jax Cassidy, Contemporary (R)
Christina DeLorenzo, Furturistic Sci-Fi (R)
Maya Doyle, Parnormal Romance (R)
Ginny Glass, Paranormal (R)
Amber Green, Romantic Suspense (R)
Cate Hart, Paranormal YA (R)
Ali Katz, Erotic Paranormal Romance (R)
Aislinn Kerry, Fantasy (R)
Inez Kelly, Fantasy Romance (R)
Cherrie Lynn, Contemporary Erotic Romance (R)
Mel/Alexia Reed, Urban Fantasy (R)
Rebecca Savage, Romantic Suspense (R)
Fae Sutherland, Contemporary Erotic Romance (R)

Stephanie Adkins, Paranormal Erotic Romance (NC 17)
Evie Byrne, Erotic Historical Romance (NC17)
Ella Drake, Erotic Contemporary (NC17)
Dawn Montgomery, Erotic Paranormal Romance (NC17)
Lauren Murphy, Erotic Romance (NC 17)
Kim Knox, Erotic Paranormal Romance (NC17)
Emily Ryan-Davis, Historical Western Romance (NC17)
Kirsten Saell, Erotic Fantasy Romance (NC 17)
Jeanne St. James, Contemporary Romance (NC 17)

18 Responses to “It’s Excerpt Monday AGAIN?”

  1. [...] (R) Ginny Glass, Paranormal (R) Amber Green, Romantic Suspense (R) Cate Hart, Paranormal YA (R) Kinsey W. Holley, Erotic Romance (R) Ali Katz, Erotic Paranormal Romance (R) Aislinn Kerry, Fantasy (R) Inez Kelly, [...]

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  3. Great excerpt, Kinsey! Happy Monday! :)

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  5. [...] (R) Ginny Glass, Paranormal (R) Amber Green, Romantic Suspense (R) Cate Hart, Paranormal YA (R) Kinsey W. Holley, Erotic Romance (R) Ali Katz, Erotic Paranormal Romance (R) Aislinn Kerry, Fantasy (R) Inez Kelly, [...]

  6. [...] (R) Ginny Glass, Paranormal (R) Amber Green, Romantic Suspense (R) Cate Hart, Paranormal YA (R) Kinsey W. Holley, Erotic Romance (R) Ali Katz, Erotic Paranormal Romance (R) Aislinn Kerry, Fantasy (R) Inez Kelly, [...]

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  8. [...] (R) Ginny Glass, Paranormal (R) Amber Green, Romantic Suspense (R) Cate Hart, Paranormal YA (R) Kinsey W. Holley, Erotic Romance (R) Ali Katz, Erotic Paranormal Romance (R) Aislinn Kerry, Fantasy (R) Inez Kelly, [...]

  9. [...] (R) Ginny Glass, Paranormal (R) Amber Green, Romantic Suspense (R) Cate Hart, Paranormal YA (R) Kinsey W. Holley, Erotic Romance (R) Ali Katz, Erotic Paranormal Romance (R) Aislinn Kerry, Fantasy (R) Inez Kelly, [...]

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  14. Great excerpt. This really captured and held my interest. I want to know more about the aging rock star and who the girl is.

  15. [...] (R) Ginny Glass, Paranormal (R) Amber Green, Romantic Suspense (R) Cate Hart, Paranormal YA (R) Kinsey W. Holley, Erotic Romance (R) Ali Katz, Erotic Paranormal Romance (R) Aislinn Kerry, Fantasy (R) Inez Kelly, [...]

  16. Does not suck at all. :)

    The rock star seems a little jaded, but sympathetic as he tries to figure out who the mysterious girl in his bed is. Definitely want to find out who she is now.

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  18. Great excerpt! And nope, does not suck at all.

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