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The Tryst Island Series Inspiration by Sabrina York


It was a beautiful night on the Washington coast. I was sitting on the deck of our family beach house gazing out at the sunset and reflecting on the past year. It has been an amazing journey for me. Not only have I (finally) successfully lost my “baby weight” (and did I mention, my “baby” is 20?) this was my first year as a published author.

I was taking in this beautiful scene and thinking how thankful I am for all of my blessings—fifteen books with awesome reviews and a passle of amazing new friends—and wondering what I could do to celebrate one year of being Sabrina York.


 An eagle soared overhead, an exquisite shadow against the orange sky, and it hit me.

I needed to write a series in this setting. I had to.

But what would the plot be? Oh, my brain started to bubble then. I started sketching out ideas and before I knew it, I had ten stories plotted out. But which one would it be? The long time crush? The closet sub? The foodies? The estranged couple?

And then I realized. ALL OF THEM! The Tryst Island Series—the romantic adventures of a group of friends sharing a vacation house on the fictional Trystacomseh Island in Washington State’s San Juan archipelago—was born.

I wrote Rebound in a week (editing took longer) and put it up on Amazon. I enrolled it in the Kindle Prime program, because I wanted to be able to give it away for free once in a while to thank my readers.  The response has been overwhelming. I hope you check it out. It truly is a labor of love.

Comment below to win a copy of Rebound, or any of my ebooks. And thank you so much for your support! Contest ends on April 14th at 11:59PM EDT.

Rebound by Sabrina York

A Tryst Island Erotic Romance 

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Kristi Cross has had the hots for her friend, Cameron Jackson as long as she can remember, but she knows she’s not his type. She’s nothing like the women he dates. So when he suggests they play for a kiss over a game of Hearts, Kristi can’t resist. Even if she loses, she wins. Because she’s finally going to taste him.

Of course, one kiss can quickly become something altogether steamier, especially when both parties are on the rebound…

 An Excerpt from Rebound

Copyright © 2013 by Sabrina York, 2013

All Rights Reserved

He really wasn’t paying attention. He was busy planning his assault. If he lost the game, he got to kiss her. And he wanted to kiss her. In fact, the desire, the need to orchestrate the entire clinch bubbled deep in his gut.

He dealt again, trying not to glance at the clock. This should be the last hand if he played his cards right. Or wrong, as the case may be.

And yes. She won. Easily. In fact, she spanked him.

Although he didn’t let his mind linger on that image. It was far too distracting.

Instead, he leaped to his feet so quickly his chair toppled over. He ignored it—and her little ‘eep’—and came around the table in a rush to yank her into his arms and…yes! Yes. The feel of her, molded against him, was delicious. He’d known it would be.

The scent of her shampoo, or her perfume, or just Kristi, enticed him. He drew it in, savoring the moment, the knife’s edge of intense anticipation.

“You won,” he murmured, gazing down into her wide hazel eyes. “Now I have to kiss you.”

Her lips pursed. “You have to? Well, isn’t that just—”

She didn’t finish. Whatever she’d been about to say never made it out of her mouth because he took her then. He dipped his head and settled his lips over hers and ate the words, consumed them. A thrill shot through his solar plexus at the contact. Warm, supple, sweet. Fragrant.

He surprised her by diving in like that. She went a little stiff, but it didn’t take long for her to relax and respond.

And hell. Did she respond. Did she ever.

The kiss, which he’d intended to be slow and provocative, quickly raged into something else altogether. And when she uttered a throaty moan and her tongue peeped out to touch his, he nearly lost his mind.


About Sabrina York


 Sabrina is an award winning author of erotic romance with nearly a dozen titles available, ranging from sweet & sexy erotic romance to BDSM to erotic horror. Connect with her on twitter @sabrina_york or Facebook. Check out Sabrina’s books and read an excerpt on er webpage ( or explore on Amazon or at Ellora’s Cave.

Author: emilycale

Erotic romance writer. Runs on caffeine and wine. Don't feed after midnight.

9 thoughts on “The Tryst Island Series Inspiration by Sabrina York

  1. Emily, as always, thanks for such a warm welcome! I always enjoy chatting with you!!!

  2. That sounds like the perfect setting for romance! Thanks so much for hanging out with us today, Sabrina!

    • Lisa, it is so romantic…and did I mention, a phenomenal writing retreat??? My best day there was 15k–and ALL good words. No junk. I love going down, but rarely find the time.

      Why so many words??? No TV and no internet. Just trees and rocks and eagles soaring overhead.

  3. I am always looking for new authors to read. Your book sounds really good. Would like to win it.

    • LOL Joye. ALWAYS looking for new authors? Boy, do I have some friends who want to meet you!!!!!

      Thanks for checking in and good luck in the drawing!


  4. Sabrina,
    All your books, and I have read many of them, are well-crafted with people who might be those seen at a restaurant or on holiday. The sexual tension you build is just right and of course most of us love the hot romance and HEA.

    I would love to win this new book, but 15K in a single day?

    Did you get a chance to eat or look up and enjoy the beautiful scenery? GEEZ, you are supposed to be enjoying your avocation not killing yourself for a deadline.

    Long-time fan,

    • Oh Susan, thanks for making my day with such an awesome comment which I have totally printed out and posted to my inspiration board.

      In response to your question…Eating? While I am writing? No way. (Incidentally, I have lost a lot of weight in the past year which is awesome because I can actually wear clothes that don’t have enormous hideous flowers plastered all over them). (Not that I’m venting, but seriously clothing manufacturers?)

      Another thing I do not do on a writing jag: Drink. Trust me. It’s better this way.

      I do, however, occasionally drink while I’m editing because, hell, sometimes I just need the numb. Editing is hard. And NOT an erotic good-kind-of-hard.


  5. I would love to read your books 🙂

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