We’re so excited about being at Literary Lagniappe. We’re celebrating the new cover for our shifter erotic romance, Beauty and the Wolf. We want to thank talented writer and artist Christin Lovell for the wonderful design.
Sometimes the characters step outside the box and do things without telling us – hence deleted scenes. We love it when our heroes get all overprotective alpha male when they think their mate has been hurt and Jake Anderson was no different. Unfortunately, the scene below just didn’t work out in this timeline…
The elevator dinged. “Come on, Sophie, let’s get you a drink of water.”
Before she could protest, he had her by her arm and forced walked her down the hall. She knew he was taking her to his office, but didn’t have the heart to stop him. Mary Ann had said Jake was due back in his office any moment. Unfortunately Robert’s office was in the opposite direction from Jake’s.
Just as she was bemoaning the fact that she wouldn’t get to see Jake today, Robert stopped. He seemed to think about something, the abruptly turned around. Before she could blink, she was inside Mary Ann’s office and Robert was almost shouting orders.
“Mary Ann, get Sophie a glass of water. Quickly now.”
“What happened?” Mary Ann asked.
“Sophie looks a little flushed, don’t you think? I was afraid she was going to faint.”
Mary Ann placed a cool hand on her forehead. “She does feel a little warm.”
For lack of anything better to do, Sophie took a sip of the ice water her friend had brought her.
“What the hell is going on?”
She groaned again. Seems like all she ever did was groan around the Anderson men.
If she didn’t know better she could have sworn there was a growl in Jake’s voice as he said her name. Her eyes widened in surprise as he almost pushed his father out of the way.
“What happened?” He knelt by the couch.
Her breath caught in the back of her throat at the look in his dark brown eyes. While she wasn’t very experienced in reading men, she knew there was concern in those dark depths.
“I’m fine, Jake.”
In the background, she saw his father gain his balance from his son’s slight shove. For some reason he had a grin on his face. It almost mirrored the one on Mary Ann’s face.
“Did you fall?” Apparently, her reassurance wasn’t enough.
When no one answered, he roared, “Tell me what the fuck happened!”
Mary Ann and Robert’s mouths fell open.
From the corner of her eye, she saw Mary Ann mouth words her way again. It looked suspiciously like ‘I told you so.’
Jake cupped her jaw. “You do are a little flushed, Sophie. Let’s get you to the doctor.”
Before she could protest, he gathered her to his chest and started for the door.
“I don’t think that’s necessary.” His father’s words stopped Jake’s rush to the door.
Jake took a deep breath and Sophie shivered as his chest rubbed against hers. Dang, sometimes it was good to be a big woman. She could feel every inch of him. Almost as soon as those thoughts formed, the other, realistic ones followed. He could also feel every inch, or ounce of her. He had to be straining under her weight.
“Please put me down, Mr. Anderson, before you hurt yourself.”
“What?” He looked down at her in confusion.
“Put me down. I’m too heavy.”
“You are not too heavy.” This time there was no doubt about the growl in his voice. She knew Mary Ann and Robert had heard it as well. Their faces both reflected satisfaction.
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Lynn Richards is actually the writing team of two best friends. Having tried the traditional route to publish, we decided to jump on the indie express. We would love to hear from you at email@example.com. Please give us your comments, suggestions or criticism and tell us what type of books you want to read and what type of characters you want to read about and we’ll try and get the voices in our heads to cooperate.
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